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    Thumbs up October is Gay History Month!

    This week’s LGBT History Lesson:


    c. 12,000 B. C.



    Near the end of the Upper Paleolithic Era, human beings have left artifacts and works of art suggesting an appreciation of homo eroticism. Examples include a few cave paintings.
    c. 5000 B.C.

    Examples Of homo eroticism in European Mesolithic art include a rock engraving found in Addaura, Sicily, in which men and women dance around two cavorting male figures.
    c. 2600 B.C.

    Fifth Dynasty Egypt: The tomb of two men who worked as manicurists and hairdressers for King Niuserre features a bas-relief of the two men embracing, a rare pose in Egyptian art even in depiction's of male-female couples.
    c. 2500 B.C.

    Sumer, in the Middle East: An unknown poet begins composing the Epic of Gilgamesh. The world's oldest surviving epic includes literature's first homoerotic love story, the death-defying friendship of the sexually insatiable Gilgamesh and the wild man Enkidu.
    c. 2200 B.C.



    Sixth Dynasty Egypt: A chronicler suggests that King Neferkare and General Sisene, a high-ranking official, have had a secret affair.



    c. 1750 B.C.



    Greece: The Middle East, and South Asia, chroniclers and geographers leave accounts of battles with nations of Amazons, women warriors who live in matriarchal societies.
    c. 700 B.C.

    China: The Shi Jing ("Classic of Songs/Poetry"), the oldest surviving Chinese anthology, contains verse expressing admiration and affection for strong, handsome men. This and other sources suggest that Chinese traditions of homo eroticism go back at least as far as the Zhou (Chou) Dynasty (1 122-256 B.C.)
    c.630 B.C.

    Greece: The poet Alcman writes a hymn for a chorus of virgins in celebration of the marriage of two young women, Agido and Hagesichora. United in love, the couple become part of a community of young women called a thiasos and vow to remain impervious to the charms of the other desirable young women who surround them.

    c. 600 B.C.

    Greece: Island of Lesbos: Sappho composes the most praised love poetry of the ancient world. The head of a thiasos-a community of women in which girls study music, dance, and other arts-Sappho immortalizes the desire and passion she and other women in the thiasos feel for one another.
    594 B. C.

    Athens, Greece: A law code attributed to Solon includes strict regulations meant to protect freeborn men from the sexual advances of inappropriate males.
    c. 570 B.C.

    Greece: Homo eroticism becomes one of the most popular themes for decorating vases and other pieces of pottery. Ranging from tender to grotesque, the painted scenes feature men, lusty satyrs, and an occasional god. One (or possibly two) shows seductive behavior between women.
    c. 520 B.C.

    Greece: A poem by the lyric poet Anacreon is the earliest recorded instance of a writer using "Lesbos" in a sense that may suggest sexual orientation: Anacreon addresses a "girl from Lesbos" who rejects the white-haired poet and "gapes at another girl" instead.
    514 B.C.

    Athens, Greece: Hipparchus, the ruling tyrant's brother, becomes jealous when a handsome young man named Harmodius rejects his advances. Harmodius and his lover Aristogiton kill him in revenge but fall in their attempt to assassinate his brother. Arrested and executed, the couple is immortalized by later generations of Greeks as heroes in the struggle for democracy and emblems of the positive potential power of love relationships between men.
    c. 500 B.C.

    China: Duke Ling of Wei lavishes attention on a male courtier named Mizi Xia, then spurns him when his looks fade. Mizi Xia remains loyal, however, and his name becomes part of the Chinese language: for more than 2,000 years a "mizi xia" will suggest a man who loves men.
    c. 450 B.C.

    Palestine: The Holiness Code of Leviticus becomes part of the laws of Judaism. Leviticus 20:13 reads: "If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death." Bible scholars and jurists will dispute the exact meaning of these 9 words over the next 2,500 years; most, however, interpret the passage to mandate the death penalty for male-male sex acts.
    c. 400 B.C.

    Greece: On the island of Telos, a poet named Erinna writes a long poem lamenting the loss of her beloved Baucis to marriage and death. Erinna, who later dies at the age of 19, is one of several Greek women poets whose work, now mostly lost but widely acclaimed in ancient times, is thought to have included elements of homo eroticism.
    387 B.C.

    Athens, Greece: Plato's Symposium includes a speech by a man named Aristophanes, who suggests what is probably the world's first recorded theory of sexual orientation: All human beings were originally similar to Siamese twins. After the gods split them apart, each yearned for his or her "lost half." Those who had been male/female thus sought the opposite sex; those who had been male/male or female/female desired the same sex.
    346 B.C.

    Athens, Greece: a prominent citizen named Timarchus is successfully prosecuted and barred from politics, largely for having prostituted himself to men in his youth. The verdict is evidence of the Athenian bias against male citizens.
    338 B.C.

    Greece: The military heroism and fighting spirit of the Sacred Band of Thebes, a corps of 150 male couples, impresses Philip of Macedon, the leader of the army that slaughters all 300 of the lovers.

    c. 200 B.C.

    Peru: the Moche people achieve a standard of perfection in ceramic sculpture seldom equaled since. Many of their imaginative, often humorous creations are erotic, with depictions of female-female sexual activity alongside male-male and male-female figures. Same-sex eroticism remains common among many peoples in the region until the Inca era. In India, the epic Ramayana includes a brief but evocative scene of female-female eroticism.
    c. 185 B.C.

    India: Brahman philosophers compile the highly influential Laws of Manu. Believing that all erotic thought and behavior weakens the mind and character, they prescribe ritual bathing to wash away the "pollution" of same-sex acts.
    c. 55 B.C.

    Rome: Catullus writes poetry, much of which is inspired by his lively and varied sex life, that will be praised and imitated for generations to come. Besides describing an Ill-fated affair with a woman he calls Lesbia, Catullus addresses eight poems to his young male lover Juventius.
    c. 40 B.C.

    The Greek geographer and historian Strabo writes of communities of Celtic women living in Gaul (in present-day France) and the sacred sexual rituals they perform with one another.
    c. 30 B.C.

    Rome: the poets Virgil and Horace celebrate the amorous attractions of both young men and women. Virgil's second Eclogue, a monologue relating the shepherd Corydon's unrequited love for a slave boy called Alexis, becomes the most famous Roman homoerotic poem.


    A.D. 1

    China: Emperor Ai of the Han Dynasty attempts on his deathbed to name his lover Dong Xian as his successor. Other forces prevail, and Dong Xian is forced to commit suicide. As with Mizi Xia, however, their relationship achieves a kind of immortality: the tale of the Emperor's cutting his sleeve off so as not to disturb Dong Xian, who had fallen asleep on it, inspires subsequent generations to call eroticism between men duanxiu ("cut sleeve") love.
    c. 40

    Philo, an influential Greco-Jewish philosopher who synthesizes elements of Plato with Judaism, is among the first to condemn all forms of sex not leading to procreation, in particular same-sex eroticism.
    41

    Rome: Claudius distinguishes himself by being the only emperor reigning in the first two centuries of the empire who is thought not to have sexual relationships with men.
    c. 50

    Roman Empire: Dorotheos of Sidon is one of several writers on the science of astrology who makes reference to birth charts that cause both men and women to experience sexual desire for members of their own sex.
    c. 60

    St. Paul writes "epistles" to communities of early Christians living in Rome and Corinth. Although the exact meaning of Paul's pronouncements will be disputed, Romans 1:26-27 and, to a lesser extent, 1 Corinthians 6:9 lay the New Testament foundation for condemning same-sex acts between women as well as men. In rome, Petronius Arbiter writes a comic novel called The Satyricon in which he evokes the attitudes, lifestyles, and bisexuality of libertines of his day.
    c. 85

    Martial publishes the first of more than a dozen books of his scabrous but witty epigrams. Several hundred describe the love lives and sexual practices of people the poet knows in Rome, including men who make love to boys, men who make love to other men, and, in several poems, women who make love to other women.
    91

    A Jewish historian writing for a broad Greco-Roman audience, Flavius Joseph's helps popularize the idea that the sin for which Sodom and Gomorra were destroyed was homosexuality, rather than simply unconscionable behavior toward strangers. Via his and other writings, the word "sodomy" passes into Greek and Latin.
    c. 100

    On the other hand, the even more popular Physiologist, a "bestiary" recently translated from Greek into Latin (from which it will be translated and adapted over the next 1,200 years into all the European languages), explains that the hyena is despised because it spontaneously changes from male to female, not unlike some men "who are unchaste with other men.
    c. 120

    Juvenal's scathing satires target men in same-sex marriages, gigolos who pretend to be "effeminate" to gain access to their lovers' wives, upper-class women who shamelessly and semipublicly consort with each other, and a host of other types the poet finds all too common in Rome.
    October 130

    Rome: Emperor Hadrian mourns the drowning of his lover Antinous, founding a city and erecting temples and statues over the entire empire in his honor. Annual memorial games are celebrated for the next 200 years.
    c. 160

    The author Lucian provides a rare hint of the life and love styles considered typical for "tribades" in Rome and elsewhere. In the fifth of his Dialogues o the Courtesans, a musician/ courtesan tells how she was seduced by a wealthy female couple, who have what is perhaps the earliest example of a butch-femme relationship. Lucian also makes reference to "masculine-looking" hetairistrial on the Isle of Lesbos who have sex only with other women.
    193

    Palestine: Rabbi Judah the Prince compiles the Mishna, the codification of three centuries of rabbinical debates, including decisions that fix stoning to death as the penalty for male intercourse. As part of the Talmud (Learning), the Mishna becomes one of the fundamental texts of Judaism.

    c. 200

    Upper Egypt: a spell cast to make a woman named Sarapias fall in love with another named Herais is one of several recorded on papyrus fragments. The spells are among the few surviving proofs of the existence of homo eroticism between women in the Roman Empire.
    249

    Philip the Arab attempts to outlaw male prostitution in the Roman Empire. The law is widely ignored: a special tax on male prostitutes continues to be collected in many parts of the empire for years to come.
    c. 275

    China: Official history: it is common for men at the Western Jin (Tsin) Dynasty court to be as attracted to each other as to women.
    314

    Drawing on teachings of the early Church fathers, the Council of Ancyra is the first to condemn sodomy along with a host of other sex-related sins.
    342

    The Emperors Constans I and Constantius 11 establish what is probably the first law in the Roman Empire directed against consensual sex acts between men. Reflecting the Roman abhorrence of adult citizens who allow themselves to be penetrated during sex, the edict specifies capital punishment for men who nubit in feminam ("mate as if a woman").
    390

    Thessalonica: An outpost of the Roman Empire, the commander of the local militia arrests a popular charioteer famous for his effeminacy on charges probably related to the edict described above. An uprising ensues, and the militia slaughters more than 3,000 people in seven hours.
    c. 400

    India: the Kama Sutra describes harem lesbianism.
    438

    Theodosius 11 amends the Roman Empire laws regulating sex between men to specify burning at the stake for all men who make a practice of "condemning their male body" to be used "as a wino's."
    533

    Byzantine Empire: Justinian I blames men who lust after other men for natural disasters that threaten the state. He orders castration as punishment for sodomy.
    c. 650

    In the territory that is to become Portugal and Spain, the Visigothic Code is the first in post-Roman Western Europe to make sex between men a crime. Castration is the prescribed punishment.
    651

    The canonical text of the Koran, the foundation Of Islam, is established, containing several negative references to sex between men as practiced by "the people of Lut [Lot]," the Sodomites and Gomorrhans of the Christian tradition. No punishment, however, is explicitly mandated.
    700

    "Penitentials refined in Wales and Ireland over the past two centuries, now become common throughout Western Europe. Containing lists of sins and recommended penances, penitentials are handy guides for priests, who have begun to hear private confessions. Sex between men is usually among the sins mentioned; starting about this year some penitentials also list sexual acts between women. In general, same-sex sin is not treated much more harshly than heterosexual adultery.
    720

    One of the first books written in Japan, the Nihon Shoki ("Japanese Chronicles"), includes an account of two male lovers who enraged the gods by sacrilegiously being buried in the same tomb. This is probably the earliest surviving mention of same-sex love in Japan.
    c. 800

    Male homoerotic poetry in praise of beautiful men becomes one of the major themes of Arabic poetry during the Abbasid Caliphate, typified by the brilliant, often obscene lyrics of ABU NUWAS.
    806

    Kukai (posthumously called Kobo Daishi) returns to Japan from China, bringing with him, according to Japanese tradition, the "Chinese custom" of male-male love along with Shingon ("true word") Buddhism.
    829

    The Synod of Paris blames Moorish and Hungarian invasions and Viking raids on same-sex eroticism, bestiality, and residual paganism.
    866

    Byzantine Empire: Michael III joins in a same-sex union with Basil the Macedonian. The next year Basil murders Michael and usurps the throne.
    914

    Byzantine Empire: A commentator adds a marginal note to a text of the second-century Christian theologian Clement of Alexandria, explaining that by "women who act like men" Clement means those women who are "abominable tribades hetairistriai, or Lcsbiai." This is the earliest recorded usage of "lesbian" in a context that clearly refers to same-sex acts.
    960

    China: The Song (Sung) Dynasty capital of Kaifeng is said to have thousands of male prostitutes.
    1051

    Peter Damian writes liber Gomorrhianus, urging Pope Leo IX to deal more harshly with sins against nature in the Church. The Pope, however, stresses the value of mercy in his reply.
    1073

    Pope Gregory VII orders Sappho's works, the world's oldest poetry of love between women, destroyed in public bonfires in Rome and Constantinople.
    c. 1115

    China: The empire's first law forbidding male prostitution is promulgated. Part of a campaign to control both female and male prostitution, the law is never strenuously enforced and passes into oblivion with the end of the Song (Sung) Dynasty.




    c.1200



    In southern France and northern Spain, troubadours travel from court to court, singing Provencal songs of courtly love that sometimes describe love between men and between women.
    1212

    The Council of Paris, a local church body, forbids nuns from sleeping in the same bed and mandates that a lamp be left burning through the night in convent sleeping quarters.
    c. 1250

    The first recorded legislation against male sodomy in scandinavia is The Norwegian law of the Gulathing. Men found guilty are banished from civilized communities as permanent "outlaws."
    1252

    Thomas Aquinas, One of the Roman Catholic Church's most influential theologians, begins teaching at the University of Paris. He synthesizes 1,200 years of sex-negative Christian writings into one unified system of sexual morality, including same-sex eroticism among sexual acts that are "against nature."
    1254

    In Japan, Tachibana Narisue compiles the Kokon Chomonju ("Collection of Stories Heard from Writers Old and New"), which includes a number of romantic tales of the monk-boy love prevalent in Japanese Buddhism.

    1256

    Spain: Alfonso X of Castile issues Las Siete Partidas, one of the first Civil law codes in Europe to make "sins against nature," including sodomy, capital crimes. The punishment for sodomy is castration followed by stoning to death.
    1260

    Orleans, France: a new law code mandates punishments for both men and women who commit same-sex acts: removal of the testicles or the clitoris, respectively, for a first offense; removal of the penis or breasts for a second offense; and burning at the stake for a third offense.
    c. 1270

    France: New laws enacted by St. Louis (Louis IX) make bougerie ("anal intercourse") a capital crime punishable by burning at the stake. Although civil authorities enforce the law, cases are still tried before a bishop.
    September 28, 1292

    Ghent (in present-day Belgium): John, a knife maker, is sentenced to be burned at the stake for having sex with another man. This is the first documented execution for sodomy in Western Europe.
    1308

    Philip IV of France orders the arrest of all Knights Templar on charges of heresy and sodomy as a pretext for confiscating the knights' extensive wealth. The leaders of the religious order are burned at the stake in 1314.
    1323

    France: Arnold of Verniolle, a Franciscan sub deacon is convicted of sodomy and heresy. The court records provide an account of how someone like Arnold, who is attracted to young men, goes about finding sexual partners in rural France. Arnold is sentenced to live the remainder of his life imprisoned in chains and with nothing but bread and water for sustenance.
    1327

    England: Known for his male lovers, Edward 11, loses out in a power struggle with his estranged wife and a cabal of the country's barons. His assassins, rumor has it, execute him by ramming a red-hot poker into his rectum.
    1391

    Two women and fifteen men are arrested and tried on charges of sodomy in Mechelen (in present-day Belgium). Only one man is executed.
    April 9, 1424

    Florence: Bernardino of Siena (canonized in 1450) brings a three-day series of sermons against sodomy and other forms of lust to a climax with a spectacular bonfire of "vanities"-cosmetics, wigs, and lewd attire. The preachings of Bernardino and others strengthen public opinion against same-sex relations and influence authorities to take more stringent action to suppress them.
    1425

    The Mexica Aztecs (in present-day Mexico) establish dominion over surrounding peoples. Aztec law mandates marriage and punishes both male and female same-sex acts with death.
    1432

    Florence becomes the first European city to set up a special authority to prosecute crimes of sodomy. Called the Uffiziali di Notte (Officers of the Night), this special court prosecutes more than 10,000 men over the next 70 years. About 2,000 are believed to have been convicted. Most avoid further punishment by paying fines.
    1451

    Pope Nicholas V authorizes the papal Inquisition to prosecute male sodomy.
    c. 1475

    In present-day Peru, the Inca emperor Capac Yupanqui, according to word-of-mouth accounts chronicled a century later, energetically persecutes men who have sex with other men, burning them alive in public squares and destroying their homes. Most of those persecuted are members of recently subjugated peoples.
    1476

    Leonardo Da Vinci is twice anonymously denounced to Florentine authorities for alleged acts of sodomy. He is acquitted of the charges for lack of witnesses.
    November 1. 1494

    Florence: The fanatical monk Savonarola blasts citizens for their "abominable vice," commanding them to renounce their mistresses and "beardless youths."
    1497

    Spain: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella amend the sodomy laws. Henceforth, those found guilty of the crime will 'II be burned at the stake and have their property confiscated instead of being castrated and stoned to death.
    1499

    Spain: Fernando de Rojas writes his tragicomic masterpiece, La Celestina. The title character is a wily old woman whose debaucheries have included sex with other women.
    1512

    Florence: A large group of young men converge on the government palace to protest the current crackdown on sodomy and to demand the release of men recently arrested.
    October 5, 1513

    Spanish conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers a community Of cross-dressing, males in present-day Panama and, according to eyewitnesses, feeds at least 40 of them to his dogs.
    1514

    Authorities in Florence, influenced by youth protests, decrease the fines for sodomy convictions levied on men aged 18 through 25. Studies of contemporary municipal court and population records indicate that as many as one Florentine man in twelve would be charged with sodomy at some point in his youth.
    1531

    Martin Luther accuses Catholic clergy and monks of being sodomites in his Warning to His Beloved Germans.
    1532

    Charles V promulgates a law as part of the Constitutio of the Holy Roman Empire that specifically forbids female same-sex relations as well as male.
    1533

    England: Henry VIII's government transfers authority for prosecuting "buggery" from the Church to civil courts. The new law makes anal intercourse punishable by hanging.
    1542

    Japan: Takeda Shingen, a 22-year-old daimyo (warlord), signs a contract with Kasuga Gensuke, his 16-year-old lover, vowing that he has never had-and has no intention of ever having-sex with a certain Yashichiro, and pledging his fidelity to Kasuga on penalty of divine retribution.
    1549

    Francis Xavier begins his mission in Japan. Writing to a Jesuit colleague, he reports that the Japanese have only one major fault: no one finds the "sin against nature ... abnormal or abominable."
    1551

    Portuguese missionary Father Pero Correia, writing from Brazil, asserts that same-sex eroticism among indigenous women is quite common, in fact as widespread as in Africa, where he was previously stationed. Native Brazilian women, he observes, carry weapons and even form same-sex marriages.
    1555

    Calvinist Geneva: Officials begin to pay closer attention to the sin of sodomy, especially among the city's burgeoning foreign population. Records through 1670 list one beheading, one hanging, six drownings, six banishments, and four whippings, all for sodomy.
    1566

    Pope Pius IV begin s a campaign in Rome to rid the city of "Sodomites."
    1568

    Geneva: A woman charged with fornication with a man confesses that she also had sex with a woman four years ago. She is drowned.
    1582

    Oda Nobunaga, one of the most revered and feared warlords in the history of Japan, dies, ambushed by a confederate. At Nobunaga's side, faithful to the end, is his adolescent lover, Mori Panmaru.
    1593

    Christopher Marlowe's tragedy Edward II is probably the first play written in English to portray a male couple's love relationship sympathetically.
    1596

    Francis Cabral, a Catholic missionary, informs the Vatican in a letter that the casual attitude toward same-sex relations he sees everywhere in Japan is a major barrier to Japanese acceptance Of Christianity.
    c. 1600

    The word "tribade" (from a Greek root meaning "to rub") emerges in Western Europe as a term describing women who enjoy each other sexually.
    1609

    Jesuit emissary to china, Matteo Ricci, is one of many Europeans who are shocked to find that "unnatural vice" is not only legal and widespread among the Chinese, it is even discussed in public.
    May 24, 1610

    The Virginia Colony passes the first anti sodomy law of the American colonial period.
    1623

    Michelangelo's grandnephew publishes the first printed edition of the artist's poems, substituting female pronouns for male in the love verse. The originals are not made available in printed form until 1863.
    November 30, 1624

    In the Virginia Colony, Richard Cornish is hanged for allegedly making advances on a ship's steward. His conviction and execution, angrily contested by his brother and others, is the first to be recorded in the American colonies.
    c. 1630

    China: The Classified Brief History of Love contains a detailed chapter on duanxiu ("cut sleeve"-see A.D. 1) love, with anecdotes recounting two millennia of male-male relationships.
    1631

    England: The Earl of Castlehaven is convicted on sodomy charges brought by his son, who fears that the male servant his father favors may inherit part of the Earl's property. The Earl is beheaded.
    November 11, 1634

    Ireland: "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery" is passed by the Irish House of Commons, making anal intercourse punishable by hanging. The primary advocate of the act is Anglican Bishop John Atherton.
    November 15, 1636

    The Plymouth Colony (in present-day Massachusetts) issues the first complete legal code in the colonies. "Sodomy, rapes, buggery" constitute one of eight categories of crimes punishable by death.
    1641

    Thomas Bartholin's revision of his father's Institutiones Anatomicae, the most influential European anatomy text of the century, provides authoritative support for the theory that an enlarged clitoris is the cause of lesbian desire.
    December 5. 1641

    The second man to be hanged for the "vice of buggery" in Ireland is Bishop John Atherton.
    December 5, 1642

    A Massachusetts Bay servant is sentenced to be whipped for "unseemly practices" with another woman in the first documented example of legal prosecution in North America for same-sex relations between women.
    1646

    Brazil: Portuguese colonial authorities extend laws forbidding same-sex relations to include women as well as men. The punishment is burning at the stake.
    March 6, 1649

    Plymouth, Massachusetts: Ttwo married women are charged with "lewd behavior each with other upon a bed." Charges are dropped against Mary Hammon, at 15 the younger of the two, but the older woman, Sara Norman, is forced to confess her "unchaste behavior" in public.
    c. 1650

    China: A novelist and short story writer Li Yu amuses readers with tall tales and adventure stories that include accounts of same-sex relations.
    1652

    Japan: Authorities declare a ban on all-boy troupes of kabuki actors in an attempt to fight the current craze for man-boy love. Before long, troupes of older males take their place.
    1654

    Portugal: Francisco Correa Netto, a cathedral sacristan, writes a series of love letters to a guitarist and musical instrument maker named Manuel Viegas. The oldest surviving openly homoerotic letters in a modern European language, Netto's writings tell a tale of seduction, passionate lovemaking, and, ultimately, betrayal: Viegas deserts Netto to marry a woman and turns the letters over to Church authorities for possible prosecution by the Portuguese Inquisition.
    March 1, 1656

    Connecticut: the New Haven law code is the first in the American colonies to make same-sex acts between women punishable by the death penalty. The code quotes Romans 1:26 ("if any woman change the natural use into that which is against nature") as the basis for the law.
    1686

    Japan: Ihara Saikaku's Life of air Amorous Woman includes a brief account of sex between the book's heroine and a female employer.

    1687

    Japan: Ihara Saikaku publishes The Great Mirror of Male Love, 40 tales of love between older and younger men. Half the stories describe samurai affairs; the other half spotlight kabuki actors and their admirers.
    1688

    England: Aphra Behn, considered by many to be the first professional woman writer, writes "To the Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love to Me, Imagined More than Woman," in which she teasingly defends her sexual attraction to a young woman.
    1697

    China: Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty Emperor Kang,xi has three of his son's servants executed when he learns that they have been procuring male youths for themselves and his son.
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    Very interesting! And I just read that it is also fleet week in San Fran this weekend! Sounds like a lot of people will have a lot of fun!

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    One thing that I am really pleased about is that the historical list is inclusive of gay women along with gay men..half of all homosexuals are lesbians..a fact that should not be overlooked.
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    'K, I can't read all that, but Yay Gay History Month!

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    OMFG...!!!!! You really have me laughing my ass off!!! and I mean it!~!~
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    *whew*

    I was a teensy bit afraid that I would offend.
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    I love gay history month on campus. There are always so many fun events for people open minded enough to go. "Queeraoke" is next weekend

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    Aw, Queeraoke, that sounds like such fun!
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    If you go to a 'bear' bar they call it 'Hairyoke" LOL!!! and no offense taken at all Lobelia!!!
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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    Hehe, ours is just a karaoke machine set up in a room in the student center, and of course there are lots of showtunes available.

    Unfortunately it is also sober karaoke b/c it is in the student center

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    oooo, sober karaoke.....that's a different animal altogether.....
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    Well that doesn't mean people don't show up already drunk, they just can't keep their buzz going once they get there...

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    True, true, but I'm sure nobody is checking backpacks
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    Nothing like a 300lb drag queen with a goatee falling flat on 'her' face while warbling "Rainy days and monday always get me down'..LOL
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    LOL, that would be fantastic!

    I should really go down to Boytown more often now that all of my friends are 21 and can actually get into the clubs. I don't think we've ever not had a good time when we've gone in the past.

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