12 Fascinating Tidbits From LGBT+ History

12 Fascinating Tidbits From LGBT+ History

Queerness dates back as far as humanity, but much of our history has been lost to cis- and hetereo-normative retellings of history. 
So, this season, instead of arguing with your friends over whether Happiest Season was any good, try breaking out these fun facts. 

The lesbians drive Subarus' stereotype exists because of a targeted ad campaign. It's Not a Choice. It's Not a Choice. It's the Way We're Built. It'

Sally Ride was the first (and only) known LGBTQ astronaut. This was revealed in her obituary, written by her partner of 27 years. Ride is best known f

The world's oldest porn shows bisexuality. k The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs are over 3,000 years old and show fertility ceremonies. NOW YOU KNOW CRAC

Source: Slate

The Sacred Band of Thebes was an elite troop of 150 gay couples. They defeated the Spartan army and remained undefeated for 30 years during the 4th ce

Albert Cashier was a trans man who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Cashier was captured but escaped and returned to service until he wa

Let the same laws for all the intermediate stages of sexual life: the homosexuals, heterosexuals, bisexuals, asexuals, be legal as they are now in ex

Source: Slate

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