LGBTQ history dates back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality in ancient civilizations. Ancient Egyptian royal servants Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, who lived c. 2400 BCE, are believed to be the first recorded same-sex couple in history, so you get the perspective.

But many oblivious people refuse to believe that being homosexual, bisexual, queer, and transgender are as old as history itself. In fact, some delusional people would go as far as to think they've spotted actual mistakes in movies, books, and media that speak of LGBTQ existence in the past.

And thanks to the wonderfully colorful corner of reddit “Sappho And Her Friend,” “a sub dedicated to historical and other LGBTQ erasure from academia and other spaces,” we have the cringiest collection of such delusional examples.

The subreddit that, according to its description, is “Mostly humorous but open to serious discussion as well,” was created a year ago and has since gained a 266k-solid fanbase who waste no time to cut the crap.

#1

That Dad’s Name? Harold

That Dad’s Name? Harold

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2 months ago

'That's why she sleeps in the bed

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#2

Saw This On Facebook Today

Saw This On Facebook Today

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Wonder Woman 848
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2 months ago

Up vote for the "HORUS, THEY'RE LESBIANS"!

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#3

Yes, Very Heterosexual Indeed.

Yes, Very Heterosexual Indeed.

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Kines Tezja
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2 months ago

Yeah, as a Pole I can assure you that you can tell the difference even in XIXth century letters.

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On Thursday, February 25, The House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It would also substantially expand the areas to which those discrimination protections apply. The Equality Act would enable protections within education, particularly on how teachers implement LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum.

But when it comes to education from an early age, LGBTQ curriculum is still widely underrepresented in classrooms. Only five states announced in 2019 that LGBTQ history must be taught in public schools, with California being the first. Here, it’s been required from schools to teach kids LGBTQ History since 2011, and the first K-8 textbooks should be approved to meet new state standards in six years.

#4

They Are Lesbians Goddammit

They Are Lesbians Goddammit

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If I could I would live under water
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2 months ago

Leave them alone Harold

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#5

Just A Fan

Just A Fan

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ƒιѕн
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2 months ago (edited)

Quite the greeting. I believe this is when Kelley came out as lesbian.

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#6

They Were Housemates

They Were Housemates

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Zena Marsh
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2 months ago

That's great.

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On the other hand, enforcement, funding, and teacher preparation are often ambiguous. This has partly to do with the fact that even though the history of LGBTQ people is as old as history itself, the history of its curriculum is relatively short. From the creation of LGBT History Month in 1994 to the National Park Service’s first report on LGBTQ historic sites in 2016, the last decades showed a promising increase in mainstream teaching of LGBTQ history.

According to historian Eliza Byard, Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), “A lot of us grew up with history taught to reinforce the idea that only certain ways of being are natural. It is hugely important that every child understand the complexity of human history in all different dimensions in order to have a full understanding of the past, present and possible futures, and that’s what this is ultimately about.”

#7

"But Hey That's Just A Theory"

"But Hey That's Just A Theory"

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2 months ago

I'm not convinced lol 🤣

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#8

An Interesting Title

An Interesting Title

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Alma Mater
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2 months ago (edited)

what a gorgeous couple !! congrats !!

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#9

Two Bro-Ets, Chillin In An Apartment

Two Bro-Ets, Chillin In An Apartment

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Marianne
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2 months ago

Best anecdote ever! :D

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With LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, there’s hope of a higher level of education from people about same-sex love and gender inclusivity. It’s a much-needed mark of progress which, if anything, came a little too late. Moreover, teaching LGBTQ history in schools will have a tremendously positive impact on the members of the LGBTQ community who will feel less unsafe for their sexual orientation.

GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey backs it up. It showed that LGBTQ students in schools with an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum—compared to their counterparts in schools without that curriculum—were “less likely to feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation (41.8% vs. 63.3%) and gender expression (34.6% vs. 47%).”

#10

Medical Classmates

Medical Classmates

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Alma Mater
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2 months ago

simple typo !! they meant soulmates

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#11

His Roommate Is So Nice

His Roommate Is So Nice

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Alma Mater
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2 months ago

looks like they are going through hell ...

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#12

Just A Friendly Reminder, The History Books Accidentaly Forgot A Few Pages From Anne's Diary

Just A Friendly Reminder, The History Books Accidentaly Forgot A Few Pages From Anne's Diary

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Tomas Holicka
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2 months ago

In this case it was not the "conservatives", neither was the passage "forgotten", but her father, who survived the war, curated the diaries of his late daughter and removed passages which were intimate and would not go down well with the general book-reading public in the 40's. Just a reminder - same-sex liaisons were legal in the Netherlands since 1811, but homosexuality was only declassified as a disease in 1973. The diaries are powerful on their own, and reading too much into the removal of highly intimate chapters written by a pre-pubescent girl is not warranted.

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#13

Gay Irl

Gay Irl

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Amy Dodds
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2 months ago

Phyllis???

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#14

Just Guys Being Dudes

Just Guys Being Dudes

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Víctor Alfonso García Olmo
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2 months ago

No way man!!! The ancient greeks were bisexuals. No shame, until the Christianity said it was a capital fault.

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#15

Two Very Good Friends

Two Very Good Friends

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Alma Mater
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2 months ago

come on !!! how could you miss such an obvious message ??

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#16

Two Bros Sharing Storage Space

Two Bros Sharing Storage Space

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Tomas Holicka
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2 months ago

Is it by any chance the gay musical called "Gay"?

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#17

We Must Be Careful Not To Jump To Conclusions

We Must Be Careful Not To Jump To Conclusions

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Theo C
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2 months ago

I'm pretty sure this one is sarcasm

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#18

But How Certain Is She?

But How Certain Is She?

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• Lemønchu •
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2 months ago

The Sun: "Are you sure about that?"

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#19

Greece Wasn't Gay

Greece Wasn't Gay

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If I could I would live under water
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2 months ago

People believe what they want to believe

Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Post-truth

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Theo C
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2 months ago

ANCIENT GREECE WAS THE GAYEST PLACE

Commander Rex
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1 month ago

It was actually the second gayest, Rome takes first place, gay intercource was actively encouraged. I’m not sure about Greece encouraging it, but I know they didn’t care

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Two Silly Pups
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2 months ago

BWAHAHAH! Yeah, the word 'lesbian' has cleary NO corellation to Lesbos island 🤣

RoseTheMad
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2 months ago

and the word "Sapphic" CLEARLY can't come from "Sappho", the writer of homoerotic poetry who lived on Lesbos.

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Henry Cheves
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2 months ago

The Greek gods were openly bisexual.

Allan Breum
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2 months ago

and then there was Zeus who just screwed anything with a pulse... and probably some things who didn't.

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AlmightyOne
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2 months ago

This person is not only oblivious to the LGBTQ+ community, they also know nothing about history or greek mythology!

François Carré
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2 months ago

Yeah, ancient Greeks were so smart and ahead of their time that they were homophobic Christian bigots before Jesus was even born.

ChickyChicky
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2 months ago

Ah yes, those pious, Jesus-worshipping ancient Greeks.

TrashPandaru
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1 month ago

The Bible denounces homosexuality all of... ZERO TIMES. NOT ONCE. NADA. That passage actually states men must not shag little boys, which is completely reasonable.

noralin
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1 month ago

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Don't lie to yourself and others. Homosexuality is strictly forbidden both in the.old and new testament. Stop deceiving people.

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Dodo
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1 month ago

It's set in the 5th century BC. *Of course* it follows Christianity, named after Jesus Christ who was born in... oh, wait.

achilles get down from there
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2 months ago

Zeus is well know for following the Ten Commandments with precision

Viviane
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2 months ago

"Whooooaaah, Hera, the Eighth Commandment does not apply to swans, bulls, and showers of gold!"

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Seabeast
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1 month ago

Ancient Greece followed Christianity before Christ was even born? Sure dude.

Ivana
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1 month ago

Cool story dudes, so the bible was written in koine greek, where homosexuality was so common that they didn't have a word for it. Homosexual was added to the bible in the 40s. The word that they mistranslated really means male prostitute. No one was against homosexuality. Sparta encouraged women to live with female lovers because their husbands lived communally in the barracks. If you guys ever read Plato's Republic, there is this whole part of Plato talking to two other dudes about boy love. The Sacred Band was one of the most renowned military groups in history because they paired you with your lover so they would fight harder to protect their lover and they wouldn't run away from the fight either. My husband is Greek, his favorite Greek joke "How do you separate the boys from the men in Greece? With a crowbar."

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Ummm... Men and children is not gay that is wrong. I truely hope your joke is not ment this way.

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Patrick O'Harris
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1 month ago

Where the hell do these people get their information from?!

Mark Evans
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1 month ago

Fox News

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Katinka Min
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1 month ago

LOL. Yeah, all those Jesus stautes on the acropolis...

notlingling
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1 month ago

bruh... why do you think they made the myth about Ganymede? Apollo? Hyacinth? Zephyrus?

Dylan_Is_Gay
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1 month ago

The amount of stupidity here is just...just... I cant

Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

Ancient Greece without the gay is like Ancient Egypt without the furries. It's just not right.

Virgil Blue
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1 month ago

"Anubis senpai notice me owo" 🤣

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I_put_the_ace_in_disgrace
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1 month ago

Anyone who thinks ancient Greece wasn't gay clearly has never heard of Patroclus and Achilles

Virgil Blue
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1 month ago

I just read "Otherworld" were the protagagonists are stuck in a VR sim and end up in a Troy sim where that little fact is used by Patrolocus being inhabited by a girl who likes to play as a boy and Achilles by a boy she loves. Not enough females on the Greek side so the sim picked the next best thing it could find. (I wonder if Sword on line was inspired by the books)

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Flor Hoornaert
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1 month ago

They loved gay people, Hermes and Zeus both had male lovers

Virgil Blue
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1 month ago

Looking at the tales Zeus thought sex in any form was one of the best things ever.

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Max Thompson
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2 months ago

Ancient greece followed christianity. Yeah, sure, whatever you say.

I_am_ace
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2 months ago

People is ancient greece were also trans. They believed that Dionysus got drunk and put them in the wrong body.

Oskar vanZandt
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1 month ago (edited)

Good old djharris10 who doesn't know Christianity(named for the followers of Jesus Christ who was a Jew...*GASP!* and started off the who A.D. thing) started hundreds of years after this game's story is played out... > "Assassin's Creed Odyssey... Set in the years 431–422 BC, the plot tells a mythological history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta." (Thanks Wikipedia).

Holly Allen
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1 month ago

Sure they followed Christianity...while they worshipped Zeus 🤔

Chimmels
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1 month ago

Ancient greece had all male orgys and just about every senator had a boyfriend

Logic and Reason
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1 month ago

Oh sweetie no

the annoying theatre kid
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2 months ago

everyone knows the greeks were christian. the greek gods were from asia

Debbie Lavender
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1 month ago

sure!

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Bobby
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2 months ago

Wonder what this guy would think of the Sacred Band of Thebes...

Elma Young
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1 week ago

Where you there??

Marco Conti
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1 month ago

It's like these people read the Iliad and though Achilles and Patroclus were just really good buddies.

Gina Lenna
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1 month ago

the palm face of all palm faces

Richard Portman
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1 month ago

We weren't gay, we were people that you call Greeks. We didn't follow Christianity, we helped invent it. And now we are truly sorry. So far, it appears to be a big mistake. Look at the facts.

Lynn Morello
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1 month ago

And Pre-Christian Greek soldiers were encouraged to form relationships with their fellow soldiers, this would help them put more effort into fighting for the life of a lover than of a fellow soldier.

M Kate McCulloch
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1 month ago

Ancient Greece was a thing before Jesus was born - who is this ignoramus? Greeks were very open to all kinds of sexual exploration with zero guilt or judgement - probably why they were so damned happy...

Duchess Raven Waves
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1 month ago

Were there not d***s painted on everything there?

Damo Lee Park
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1 month ago

yeah, somebody needs to read their bible. Specifically "thou shalt not partake of greek sex"

Tsunami The Bored Seawing
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1 month ago

Uhm THE ISLE OF LESBOS WHERE SAPPHO LIVED?????

Zebwe
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1 month ago

oh boi

Stannous Flouride
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1 month ago

~776 BCE= Golden Age of Athens

El muerto
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1 month ago

in the Iliad, Achiles lost his cousin, who most historians accept was also his lover. he cried and laments to Athena and promise revenge...look att the movie "Troy" with Brad Pitt...well they got the relationship wrong...histories most manly man warrior was homosexual

Mage Perseus
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1 month ago

They worshipped the gays

Shelli Aderman
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1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Lacey Heward
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1 month ago

Greeks believed in Christianity, and they aren't gay. Bahahaha

I I
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1 month ago

lol dumb ass

Thalia Lovering
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1 month ago

Hilarious!

Requiem
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1 month ago

Ancient Greece was into Pederasts

lucy dale
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2 months ago

???bruh anciet greece was capital G Gay

Eliška Hůlková
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2 months ago

Yeah, ancient Greece definitely followed Christianity, they were so pious they couldn't be stopped even by the fact that there was no Christianity yet.

Paul Budhram
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2 months ago

HAHAHAHHHAHHAAHHAHAHHAHA that's godly stupid

PuRPleDrAgON1
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2 months ago

GREECE WAS LIKE SOOOOOOOO GAY

Sweetie Dahling
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2 months ago

Oh yes you better believe my Kassandra 'spent the night' with anybody who wanted her :D (although my favourite was always Alcibiades)

Donkey boi
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2 months ago

Delusion skill: 100

Lorelai Purvis
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2 months ago

n-no ancient greece didn't follow christianity just saying for any karens on BP

deanna woods
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2 months ago

This person knows nothing about Greek history whatsoever.

she/they and probably gay
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2 months ago

only in the downfall.

Pungent Sauce
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2 months ago

The Bible record does not mention that any prophets of Dog were active during the era of Greek supremacy, nor were any inspired Bible books written then.

doris van natta
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1 month ago

No fooling, Pungent.

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Beck(formerly Becca/Gizmo sq)
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2 months ago

Greek mythology, not Christian mythology.

Laura Pantazis
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1 month ago

Wait until they hear about the things Zeus did...

zovjraar
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2 months ago

bwhahahahahahahaha!!!

DogMom
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1 month ago

Guess this person never heard of pederasty

NaruTheCollective
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1 month ago

I KNOW ANCIENT GREECE WAS PAGAN/ POLYTHEISTIC.

Kallematti Waris
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1 month ago

'Muricans.

doris van natta
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1 month ago

Knock it off.

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Adam
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2 months ago

I'm pretty sure the greeks invented Doggy Style

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The problem here, djharris10, is that while ancient Greece may have followed Christianity, modern America does not.

doris van natta
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1 month ago

Ignorance on both counts, Toots.

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Zeus is slang for Jesus. Both spent time with prostitutes and rode donkeys, although only one of them used a saddle

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#20

Such A Wholesome Friendship. But Where Are Their Wives?

Such A Wholesome Friendship. But Where Are Their Wives?

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Zena Marsh
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2 months ago

They make a lovely couple

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#21

Just A Couple Of Cowboys

Just A Couple Of Cowboys

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

too good to be true

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#22

No, We're Sisters

No, We're Sisters

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Zena Marsh
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2 months ago

Mix a bit of incest in there? Go girl!

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#23

Hmm, But Who’s Getting Married?

Hmm, But Who’s Getting Married?

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Zena Marsh
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2 months ago

Congratulations gentlemen. Long and happy life to you.

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#24

Oh My God They Were Strangers

Oh My God They Were Strangers

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François Carré
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2 months ago

There is too much in that picture for a conservative brain to proceed correctly. Two colored women of two different cultural styles cannot also be lesbians.

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#25

Two “Comrades” Naked On The Beach

Two “Comrades” Naked On The Beach

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Theo C
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2 months ago

r/unexpectedcommunism

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#26

I Think This Counts (Xena And Gabrielle)

I Think This Counts (Xena And Gabrielle)

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Debi Blackshaw
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2 months ago

Love Lucy Lawless :-)

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#27

Did I Find One?

Did I Find One?

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Zena Marsh
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2 months ago

In such a romantic setting, too

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#28

"Her Alter Ego"

"Her Alter Ego"

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Theo C
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2 months ago

yeah no he's trans idiot

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#29

Lol They’re Married

Lol They’re Married

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CLG
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2 months ago

That rent savings is too hard to let go of!

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#30

We're Both Girls

We're Both Girls

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Douglas Turner
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2 months ago

Flag out front should have told you

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#31

Couldn’t Possibly Speculate What They’re Up To

Couldn’t Possibly Speculate What They’re Up To

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Alma Mater
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2 months ago

sure !! "no clue"

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#32

I Checked The Comments; And Yeah, She Was Serious

I Checked The Comments; And Yeah, She Was Serious

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François Carré
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2 months ago

So sad the two grooms never showed up though.

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#33

Travelling Buds

Travelling Buds

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Is it just me or is it difficult to know how to react in these situations? If you assume someone is gay you could be called out on it and if you don't assume that then you end up on here. I am genuinely confused as to how to act, somebody please help!

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#34

A Likely Story

A Likely Story

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Alma Mater
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2 months ago

what else could it be ??

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#35

Because They're Bi, Harold. Get Over It

Because They're Bi, Harold. Get Over It

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Lyn Arnold
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2 months ago

'Youngsters" lol

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#36

This Piece Is Called "Brotherhood Of The Nations" Lmao

This Piece Is Called "Brotherhood Of The Nations" Lmao

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François Carré
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2 months ago

"Brotherhood", ha ! This is good friendship, dude.

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#37

I Can't Titles

I Can't Titles

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Alma Mater
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2 months ago

sure !!!

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#38

My Friends Got Engaged This Weekend, A Distant Cousin Chimed In

My Friends Got Engaged This Weekend, A Distant Cousin Chimed In

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she/they and probably gay
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2 months ago

that's such a pretty photoshoot

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#39

Like Mother And Daughter

Like Mother And Daughter

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Alma Mater
Community Member
2 months ago

no clue ??? well ... what about the poster ??? and ... gay love and gay couple is family !! welcome to 2021

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#40

May Have Come Out After Tweeting I Am Non-Binary

May Have Come Out After Tweeting I Am Non-Binary

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Enough of this hinting, are you or aren't you?

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