This article is from the Feminism References FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
There are a couple of points to make here. First is that
Lesbianism is not necessarily a *de facto* part of feminism.
While it is true that merely being a lesbian is a direct
contravention of "traditional" concepts of womanhood, Lesbians
themeselves hold a wide variety of opionions on the subject of
feminism just as their straight sisters do.
On the other hand, Lesbianism has sometimes been made into a
political point by straight women "becoming" lesbian in order to
fully reject men. However, it is never accurate to characterise
all feminists as Lesbians nor all Lesbians as feminists.
The reader should also note that homophobia is as present among
feminists as it is in any other segment of society. Lesbianism
and feminism, for all their common points and joint interests, are
two very different groups. [CTM]