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

Saw This On Facebook Today

Saw This On Facebook Today

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#3

Yes, Very Heterosexual Indeed.

Yes, Very Heterosexual Indeed.

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Kines Tezja
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

#5

Just A Fan

Just A Fan

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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.”

#8

An Interesting Title

An Interesting Title

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QueenMiri
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sunnie is an idiot. Congrats to the beautiful couple.

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#9

Two Bro-Ets, Chillin In An Apartment

Two Bro-Ets, Chillin In An Apartment

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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

Samy_fag Report

Ben Steinberg
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How sad. One had to live 25 more years without the other...

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#11

His Roommate Is So Nice

His Roommate Is So Nice

Drops-of-Q Report

Giulia
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this was posted as a joke, look at the name of the fb group :)

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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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#14

Just Guys Being Dudes

Just Guys Being Dudes

Trey_Explainer Report

Víctor Alfonso García Olmo
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ok, this is not actually gay! This is an advertisement for wives. Things were very different in the past. Not everything that looks gay to our modern sensibilities actually is. This was a very common thing to have a pic taken with friends and post to the newspaper in rural areas. It was expensive for one man to do, so he might pose with a brother or friends.

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#16

Two Bros Sharing Storage Space

Two Bros Sharing Storage Space

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CalicoKitty
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Two bros chilling in a storage room, six feet - wait.

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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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#18

But How Certain Is She?

But How Certain Is She?

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#20

Such A Wholesome Friendship. But Where Are Their Wives?

Such A Wholesome Friendship. But Where Are Their Wives?

NoNHentaiSauce Report

#21

Just A Couple Of Cowboys

Just A Couple Of Cowboys

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#22

No, We're Sisters

No, We're Sisters

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#23

Hmm, But Who’s Getting Married?

Hmm, But Who’s Getting Married?

Panny_Cakes Report

Zena Marsh
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#26

I Think This Counts (Xena And Gabrielle)

I Think This Counts (Xena And Gabrielle)

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#27

Did I Find One?

Did I Find One?

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#29

Lol They’re Married

Lol They’re Married

hi_im_kai101 Report

CLG
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#31

Couldn’t Possibly Speculate What They’re Up To

Couldn’t Possibly Speculate What They’re Up To

Ohmalley-thealliecat Report

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guys, people back then shared beds all the time. There was barely any privacy and servants would often sleep in the same room as their employers and their employers children. A mistress and servant sleeping in the same bed doesn't automatically mean they were a couple. The fact that they embrace is the real clue imo.

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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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#33

Travelling Buds

Travelling Buds

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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kath morgan
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All we can say is that they were close enough that their loved ones thought they’d like to be laid to rest together. I think that’s lovely

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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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#36

This Piece Is Called "Brotherhood Of The Nations" Lmao

This Piece Is Called "Brotherhood Of The Nations" Lmao

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#37

I Can't Titles

I Can't Titles

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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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#39

Like Mother And Daughter

Like Mother And Daughter

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Sue Grigg
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol, who kisses their mother like that ??

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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
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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