A 1906 Book about Gay Sexuality

Edward Westermarck’s 1906 book The Origin and Development of Moral Ideas included a chapter presenting the world with an overview of the occurrence of homosexuality and gender fluidity around the world, showing their frequent association with the spiritual aspects of communal life, and their widespread acceptance in pre-Christian cultures as natural parts of God’s creation.Continue reading “A 1906 Book about Gay Sexuality”

THE GAY PERSECUTION OF THE 520s

1500 years ago in the Byzantine Roman Empire the Emperor Justinian enacted a persecution against gay men that created a climate of fear which has echoed down the centuries to this very day. This pogrom of same sex lovers ended a millennium in which men who love men had been prominent in every aspect ofContinue reading “THE GAY PERSECUTION OF THE 520s”

Queer History – Queer Destiny

When we look at the past it is always through a coloured lens. Historians have always tended to reflect the values of the ruling elite of the time and record history from that viewpoint. Translators of ancient texts have always hidden things in order to not offend the currently dominating, acceptable morality of the time.Continue reading “Queer History – Queer Destiny”