As we began our peculiar search for words, we soon found these phrases, which we later knew as verses from Federico García Lorca and his Ode to Walt Whitman. “Faeries of North America, Pájaros of Havana, Jotos of Mexico, Sarasas of Cadiz, Apios of Seville, Cancos of Madrid, Floras of Alicante, Adelaidas of Portugal” Faeries, […]
Where I come from and where I'm going
The history that we have been taught so far has always had a macho and heterocentric bias. For this reason we consider important to revisit the chapters under the lens of what we might call LGBT History. No one should, however, understand this history as an identity issue, but as an attempt to illuminate relevant issues of humanity that have been hidden, more or less consciously, throughout the previous millennium, such as those that have to see with their varied and important sex life. This concealment has reinforced these false beliefs about what is right and what is not.
If we look back without preconceived ideas, we can see that each of the different societies integrated sexual diversity differently in each age, both in the form of normality or rejection, as creating culture, but always leaving a mark in their words and in the art. In the articles you have below we discuss sexuality throughout history as well as events relevant to LGBT people.
Justifying homophobia. You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22 (New Revised Standard Version) When writing the article Bible and Homosexuality: word of God, we wanted to focus on the origin of terms such as “sodomite” and “homosexual”, which can be found in different versions of […]
This first chapter started a video series on the pink side and hidden of historic characters of the royal houses and the church, presented by Luis Martin.
In 382 of our era was released one of the most influential books in the history of humanity. A compendium of jewish and christian sacred texts, duly reviewed and approved by the Roman Curia. The bible, the biblical canon or the vulgate. From this moment the word of the christian god was one and, they always told us so, it clearly said that this god did not love homosexuals. Or this has been led to believe.
Gender, transgender, transsexuality, intersexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, identity… Over the last century we have expanded our vocabulary as our understanding of sexual diversity has grown, and with this new vocabulary we have been writing a discourse that seeks to situate and explain each of the multiple manifestations of that diversity.