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Short Read: The Sacred Band of Thebes

The Sacred Band of Thebes

After watching the film 300 you may think that the Spartans were the best fighters in ancient Greece but there was one group of warriors who were arguably even more effective fighters. The Sacred Band of Thebes was an elite unit within the Theban army and was composed entirely of male lovers. 

Short Read: The story of Matthew Shepard

*** Trigger warning for Homophobia and extreme violence ***

Short Read: The Wolfenden Report

For hundreds of years homosexuality between men (same sex interactions between women were not recognised in law) were illegal in the UK. The Buggery Act of 1533 meant many gay and bisexual men were incarcerated and some hanged for their ‘crimes’. 

Short Read: Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rae Rivera (July 2, 1951 – February 19, 2002) was an American bisexual and transgender activist. She was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. With her close friend, Marsha P.