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Johns Hopkins University has yanked down an LGBTQ glossary that featured linguistic gymnastics in a bid to adhere to the doctrines of radical leftist gender ideology when defining the term "lesbian."
"A non-man attracted to non-men," the definition stated. "While past definitions refer to 'lesbian' as a woman who is emotionally, romantically, and/or sexually attracted to other women, this updated definition includes non-binary people who may also identify with the label."
The glossary's definition for "gay man" read, "A man who is emotionally, romantically, sexually, affectionately, or relationally attracted to other men, or who identifies as a member of the gay community."
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, who in recent years has earned the ire of radical leftist gender ideology proponents, commented on the glossary definitions.
"Man: no definition needed. Non-man (formerly known as woman): a being definable only by reference to the male. An absence, a vacuum where there's no man-ness," Rowling tweeted.
\u201cMan: no definition needed. \nNon-man (formerly known as woman): \na being definable only by reference to the male. An absence, a vacuum where there's no man-ness.\u201d— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling) 1686657647
Johns Hopkins University has posted a message on the webpage where the glossary was previously available.
"Johns Hopkins strives to create a campus culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all gender identities, sexual orientations, experiences and viewpoints, and we are committed to ensuring Johns Hopkins is a place where LGBTQ people feel supported," the statement reads.
"The LGBTQ Glossary serves as an introduction to the range of identities and terms that are used within LGBTQ communities, and is not intended to serve as the definitive answers as to how all people understand or use these terms," the school said. "Upon becoming aware of the language in question, we have begun working to determine the origin and context of the glossary’s definitions. We have removed the page from our website while we gather more information."
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.