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, […]
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 […]
Kesser Vater is a term used in Germany to appoint lesbians. On many occasions it can be found translated into English as “Butch” and into Spanish as “Marimacho”, however these translations and explanations describe just a hint of the reality behind this expression.
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.
Behaviors, attitudes and sexual tendencies of people have been seen and understood in many different ways depending on the culture or the time, and with that I am referring not only to sex between same sex people but everything that belongs to the sphere of human sexuality. The idea of a general and absolute rejection of any type of sexual contact between persons of the same sex is totally false and only understood from the Judeo-Christian perspective of the last millennium where all sexual behavior must be controlled and often suppressed or annulled.
Moscas de Colores is a project with several orientations. One is the explanation of homosexuality through the words that mankind has used and uses to speak of homosexual fact made in our species; because the rejection of homosexuality and human homosexuality has an origin and an explanation, whichever it may be. With an explanation things are better understood, and what is understood is rejected and feared less. With the search and the study of words, the diffuse past becomes clearer, because with the words placed on the map, what were those societies reach until today, to us, immersed in a world debate about whether we marry or not and whether we adopt or not.