Augustine (Part 1)

Moving forward from St. Paul, we can talk about another founding father of Christianity, Augustine. He lived around 330 C.E. and, although very influential later in his life, was initially a “partier,” as modern lexicon would have it. This lifestyle of Augustine’s encompassed gambling, drinking, and womanizing for much of his time as a young adult. Following this phase of …

Advent of Christianity (Part 2)

Continuing to talk about western civilization and how its formation is related to heterosexism is important in understanding LGBT history. The formation of western civilization is very much tied to phobias such as homophobia, biphobia, and lesbianphobia, as well as the internalization of those phobias. In this way, knowing the history of western civilization helps us understand its byproduct, which …

Advent of Christianity (Part 1)

The Roman Empire was in power for roughly eight hundred years as a war-oriented, violent, and brutal empire, not to mention misogynistic and homophobic. Although the Roman Empire ruled for so long with this kind of mindset, there was some discontent within the culture, and this discontent was spiritual in nature. The problem arose from the fact that the culture …

Greek Culture

 Before the Roman Empire took over, the Greek culture was known for its reverence of gay male love. This adoration of the male body was evident in things such as the plentiful statues of naked men of that time. This type of respect and admiration is different than how it was like for thousands of years afterwards; when the Roman …