Johns Hopkins defines lesbian as 'non-man attracted to non-men'

"Johns Hopkins University literally erases women, renamed as 'non-men.' We warned you this would happen," one conservative commentator said.

Published: June 14, 2023 12:39pm

Johns Hopkins University defined a lesbian as a "non-man attracted to non-men" in its LGBTQ glossary, but the prestigious Baltimore-based research institute removed the glossary after public backlash.

The school's entry for lesbian previously stated: "A non-man attracted to non-men. 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 does not include a definition of "gay," but does have one for "gay man," which states that it is: "A man who is emotionally, romantically, sexually, affectionately, or relationally attracted to other men, or who identifies as a member of the gay community. At times, 'gay' is used to refer to all people, regardless of gender, who have their primary sexual and or romantic attractions to people of the same gender."

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, who has made headlines recently for her defense of biological women, pointed out what she saw as issues with the definitions of lesbian and gay man.

"Man: no definition needed," she tweeted Tuesday. "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."

"Johns Hopkins University literally erases women, renamed as 'non-men.' We warned you this would happen," conservative commentator Liz Wheeler tweeted.

"Everyone ready to watch some Non-Men’s sports and celebrate National Non-Men’s Day?" sports outlet Outkick joked about the definition.

Johns Hopkins has since removed the glossary and replaced the page with a statement.

"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," the school wrote.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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