Before the Labels – Pride in Our Past Exhibition

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Homosexuality is not a new phenomenon. Same sex relationships are as old as humanity and have impacted on the way people have lived their lives throughout history.
In civilisations such as Ancient Rome, homosexuality was not named or regarded as a lifestyle. The social standing of someone’s partner was more important than his or her gender. Sex between men was more concerned with notions of power than with intimacy.
Latin did not include words that directly translated into “heterosexual” or “homosexual”. As a result, people could not be labelled into categories, groups or subcultures related to their sexual choices.

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