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The way we tell stories is often just as important as the stories we choose to tell. Today we look at the footnote, the home of many queer people throughout history, and we look closer. (Read full article)

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2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide

Join our 2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide! Your work could be the perfect gift this holiday season, and we want to make sure it’s seen. Our gift guide features queer artists from around the world offering their art, writing, readings, and more.

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I just finished reading Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories by Bob Guter and John R. Killacky. I haven’t picked my next book, but wanted to hear your favorite queer history books!

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Elmyr de Hory Part II

He spoke of his life [in Ibiza], saying: 

“It was my kind of place. People seemed to live on terribly small incomes in those days. Anyone who had two hundred dollars a month was considered rich. I became friendly with some of the up-and-coming artists like Edith Sommer, Clifford Smith, and David Walsh. They had great talent, and I had a little more money at my disposal than they did-I wanted to help them, so I bought their work. That’s why I called myself an art collector. I myself, when I first arrived, kept working on my own paintings. I still had hopes that one day I would be a success. I made a series of watercolors of the port and some views of the Old City. But as I got more and more involved with Fernand and Réal, I more and more hid the fact that I was an artist. They were furious when I told them I’d spoken to Ivan Spence, the Englishman who ran the local art gallery, about having a show of my own. Finally, I stopped doing my own work altogether.” (Read full article)

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Elmyr de Hory Part I

This article contains mentions of the Holocaust and suicide.

When discussing queer people and the law, it isn’t rare for the two to conflict. Not only because of the many queer identities that are or have been illegal throughout the world, but also because once you question the morality of one law, it is not a large leap to wonder at the morality of others. As we look at the life of one of the most famous art forgers in the world, that conflict becomes particularly relevant. (Read full article)

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makingqueerhistory: Queerworks Friday is our …

makingqueerhistory:

Queerworks Friday is our community reblog session. Use #QueerWorksFridays for:

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You can also tag your original artwork with #MQHArtContest, you’ll be entered into our monthly art contest. One winner a month will win $40 CAD and the opportunity to be featured on the MQH website! Don’t want to be involved in the contest but want to participate is QWF? Just leave out the #MQHArtContest. Nothing more necessary!

This gives us a chance to see all of the amazing people and ideas in our community, and you get your content in front of over 12K followers!

Queerworks Friday is our community reblog sess…

Queerworks Friday is our community reblog session. Use #QueerWorksFridays for:

  • Artwork, Music, & Writing
  • Projects
  • Discussion Topics
  • Selfies
  • Donation posts

Additionally, you can submit any of the above to our Tumblr.

You can also tag your original artwork with #MQHArtContest, you’ll be entered into our monthly art contest. One winner a month will win $40 CAD and the opportunity to be featured on the MQH website! Don’t want to be involved in the contest but want to participate is QWF? Just leave out the #MQHArtContest. Nothing more necessary!

This gives us a chance to see all of the amazing people and ideas in our community, and you get your content in front of over 12K followers!

Do you know much about the sacred band of theb…

Do you know much about the sacred band of thebes? I couldn't see anything on your blog and it's my favourite topic in queer history.

Yes, I was just recently reading about them quite recently, and I found them incredibly interesting as well!

That is so cool that it is your favorite topic, I will admit to only having a cursory knowledge, so feel free to expand, but for those of you who don’t know:

The earliest evidence we have of the Sacred Band dates back to 324 BC in a text by Athenian speech writer Dinarchus. He mentions their leader, general Pelopidas, and that they were responsible for defeating the Spartans at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC.

However we received the best account of the Sacred Band from famous Greek biographer Plutarch. According to him, the 300 hand-picked men were chosen for fighting-ability alone, regardless of social class. The 150 pairs consisted of an older man called an erastês (“lover”) and a younger erômenos (“beloved”). We also learned that the Sacred Band was originally formed by a Theban man named Gorgidas.

http://historybuffed.com/interesting/sacred-band-thebes-300-greeks/

I personally learned about it in my read of The Construction of Homosexuality by David F. Greenberg which in general a great resource, which I am going to be making a patron exclusive post about later today!

But you are right, as of now we don’t have any articles that discuss them, but we aren’t against the idea, so we will probably get around to it eventually. If you want to make that a bit sooner though, feel free to send us in a pitch to write an article about it.

queergraffiti: “queer resistance”

queergraffiti:

“queer resistance”

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Madame Satã: The Ultimate Queer Archetype

From the smoldering lands of the Northeastern coast of Brazil to the glamorous city of Rio de Janeiro, there’s no more appropriate itinerary for João Francisco dos Santos, better known by his drag persona Madame Satã, or Madam Satan. His fiery and controversial personality not only served as a muse but as a living and walking affirmation against oppression and those who want, without rest, to destroy beautiful things. (Read full article)

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