The LGBT community has a lot of labels for a lot of different things. The term “LGBT” and all the words that make up that acronym are labels in and of themselves. But beyond the general, the lesbian community has lots of little labels. Butch (hard, soft, stone), femme (high, low, stone), top, bottom. Chapstick lesbian, lipstick lesbian, futch. Andro-dyke, tomboi, grrrl. Baby dyke, baby butch.
As you probably know, there’s plenty of labels for gender, too. Cismale, cisfemale, FTM, MTF, genderqueer, androgyne, neutrois, FTF, MTM, trans, third gendered, nonbinary, girlfag, guydyke. Transmasculine, transfeminine, agendered, bigendered, polygendered. For some, butch and femme are labels of gender identity, not just labels of behaviors or expression.
The point is, there are a lot of labels out there. And all this labelling can get a little controversial. There are those who say we shouldn’t label ourselves or others, and just be what we are. There are others who think labels can be useful; can help us understand ourselves better. Labels can be things we apply to ourselves, or they can be applied to us by others.