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Thread #168092   Message #4060211
Posted By: Jack Campin
19-Jun-20 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: LGBT+ Folk Songs and Musicians?
Subject: RE: LGBT+ Folk Songs and Musicians?
Dolly Parton came out to marry her woman partner not long ago.

You might want to look up the "femminielli" of Vesuvius - they predate categories like "LGBT" by millennia, so don't expect your Anglo-American labels to fit. They are the focus of a lot of festive music like "tammuriata" dances.

There is a video on YouTube of a guy singing the start of the Epic of Gilgamesh in the original Sumerian. That's the world's oldest gay love story.