August 15 was once the festival of the lesbian goddess Diana Artemisbut it has been adapted into a feast day for the Virgin Mary. Midsummer feasts have celebrated the divine feminine on this date since before the time of Christ. Now devoted to Mary, August 15 carries the torch of lesbian spiritual power to a new generation.
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Artemis butch: leather boots, canvas backpack, knows how to use a bow and arrow, moon lesbian, spends most of their days camping, the alpha lesbian, basically nocturnal. Athena butch: wire rimmed glasses, always carries a pocketknife, extreme superiority complex, volunteers at the local library, baggy skater pants, grey work shirts, an old soul, gray skies, aspiring author. Aphrodite butch: marble statues, rose scented bath bombs, pink hair dye, unapologetically outspoken, cherry lemonade, fireworks, dreamy sunsets, will absolutely spoil you. Demeter butch: manages a small vegetable garden, wants to start a farm someday, calloused hands caked in dirt, rain boots, overalls, puts honey on everything, always remembers to recycle.
I love that Artemis is both an aroace and lesbian icon at the same time. I like to imagine a bunch of aros, aces, and lesbians all giving little offerings to our shared god like the sweet little stories so many of you write of her. End ID].
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An inspirational new play about the struggles and triumphs of lesbians and gay men who have fled to the UK from persecution. What happens when they get to the country that they hope will offer refuge? Who is welcome, who is locked up, and who is deported?
Greco-Roman mythology features male homosexuality in many of the constituent myths. In addition, there are instances of cross-dressingand of androgyny which in posts gender terminology has been grouped [ according to whom? These myths have been described as being crucially influential on Western LGBT literaturewith the original myths being constantly re-published and re-written, and the relationships and characters serving as icons.
Artemis Diana to the Romans is one of the queerest figures mythology has ever produced. Together she and her women hiked, swam, lived off the land and viciously murdered any man who walked in on them naked. There is some debate about what flavour of queer she actually is. In Ancient Greek, the word for virgin also means unmarried girl.