OT posted a comment · Aug 05, 2022
Lgbtq seem to throw names of suspect people who are not around to confirm or deny how they identified! Convenient I’d say!
CGesange posted a comment · Jul 27, 2022
Many of the claims in GLSEN's list of alleged LGBT historical figures have been debunked by historians. GLSEN apparently claims Joan of Arc was transgender because she was given armor and a soldier's riding outfit to wear for practical reasons, and eyewitnesses said she continued wearing the latter in prison because she could lace the outfit all together into one piece to make it difficult for her guards to pull her clothing off when they tried to rape her, which has nothing to do with a transgender identity. She always called herself "the maiden" ("la pucelle") which shows she definitely identified as female. She wasn't a lesbian either (that misconception is based on the routine medieval practice of placing multiple people per bed, in her case mostly little girls who LGBT activists always transform into grown women so they can claim she was a lesbian). The idea that Alexander the Great was gay is also dubious: I think only one ancient source claims he had a love affair with a much younger man or boy, whereas other ancient sources flatly dispute that. Likewise for some of the other names GLSEN lists.