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greece parliament intersex surgeries non-consensual sex normalisation ban legislation

Lawmakers in Greece have voted to pass a bill to ban non-consensual, so-called “normalisation” surgeries on intersex children. Intersex people are born with innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female nor male bodies. As infants, many undergo unnecessary and irreversible so-called “normalising” surgeries when they’re too young to consent. While some of …

sacred band of thebes army of lovers

During a turbulent war-torn four decades of Greek history, a legendary army of male lovers reigned supreme as the greatest military corps of their time. The Sacred Band of Thebes comprised 150 pairs of male lovers hand-picked for their fighting prowess. On this day 210 years ago — June 3, 1812 —  a holidaying Englishman …

greece acropolis parthenon gay sex film protest film

A gay sex scene filmed at Greece’s Acropolis, the country’s most visited and historically significant site, has sparked outrage after the short film was uploaded online. An anonymous team shot the microbudget, shakycam art film, titled Departhenon, at the site. The Acropolis contains the remains of of several ancient buildings, including the Parthenon. The film’s …