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Plato of Classical Greece

Plato lived around 385 B.C. and, known to many, is now a major source of scholarly information and insight into the Greek culture at its peak. One of the philosophical texts that he wrote is called The Symposium and, when

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Sappho of Greek Mythology

The term “lesbian” comes from the name of the Greek island Sappho lived on around 570-600 B.C. named Lesbos. On this island, Sappho had a school where she taught and informed many women how to do different things of importance.

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Achilles of Greek Mythology

Achilles was a Trojan warrior for the Greek side and, as depicted in the movie Troy, was a man who had male lovers which was not unusual for his time. One male lover of his in particular was named Patroclus,

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Zeus of Greek Mythology

Zeus figured prominently in Greek mythology; being the god of all gods, he was head of everything and fathered a plethora of gods and goddesses alike. It’s well known and documented that Zeus had female lovers – when we learn

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Lilith of Mesopotamian Mythology (Part 2)

We can explore the story of Adam and Eve from the Old Testament to see the message that it sends to women and society as a whole; the myth that we’ve heard for thousands of years is that women were

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Lilith of Mesopotamian Mythology (part 1)

This video is an introduction to LGBT historical and mythic characters, Lilith being one of them. Lilith, a Mesopotamian goddess, was around at about the time of 2000-1600 B.C.; she was present in the Old Testament and preceded Eve. Her

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Interview with JD Fuller: Multiculturalism and LGBT

Here is my latest video – an interview with my colleague JD Fuller regarding the LGBT community and its many facets such as heteronormativity and multiculturalism. We got a chance to discuss sexual identity and how it’s tied to racism

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A Modern Day Boston Marriage Goes Legal

For centuries, women have been living together in romantic relationships that they have kept hidden, finding it safer to keep it amongst themselves than deal with the ratifications of coming out in a lesbianphobic society. In the 18th Century there

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Heteronormativity is everywhere – even when we least expect it

It may not seem like a big deal to most people when they see signs like the ones above – I mean isn’t it nice they even have family restroom lounges available in malls and airports now a days so

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Lesbian clients face multiple challenges

On behalf of Dr. Costine, we are pleased to announce that her article is now live on Addiction Professional’s website! In her article, you can find information about the various challenges that are met by Lesbian clients, including heterosexim, heteronormativity,

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it -Rumi