Perhaps you are young, or you came out of the closet at a later age and you are new to the Lesbian Community. Perhaps you are a family member of a lesbian or even an ally. Like any group of people, the lesbian community has a shared set of terms that they use to describe their identities, roles, behaviours, and more. Lesbians, like any other people are within their group a varied and diverse group. When first learning about lesbian subculture, especially if you are a lesbian, the amount of information to learn can be overwhelming. This is a short list of terms that are particular to the lesbian community. There are many more terms relating to lesbians as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community at large.