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  1. Paleolithic Homos Come Out of the Cave

    Gay male couple in a French cave:

    Male Couple Engaged in Intercourse, possibly 14,000 B.C., found in the Cave of Enlène, Ariège, Pyrenees, FranceMale Couple Engaged in Intercourse, possibly 14,000 B.C., found in the Cave of Enlène, Ariège, Pyrenees, France

    Lesbian couple in a German cave:

    The Dancers, possibly 20,000 B.C., found in the Cave of Gönnersdorf, GermanyThe Dancers, possibly 20,000 B.C., found in the Cave of  Gönnersdorf, Germany

    No joke, there were gay couples in the paleolithic era!  Alert the media, watch the uber conservatives blush, and get over it: gay people have been around for a long time and they’re here for good.  Deal with it :)

    The exhibition Sexo en piedra at the Fundación Atapuerca (northern Spain) closed just over a year ago but it treated one of the most fascinating topics: sex.  The above carved plaques were among the objects on view and they raised considerable discussion about homosexuality in the paleolithic era.  The first plaque appears to show sex between a male couple, since neither figure has breasts (although the one on top appears to have a small tail…).  The Dancers, the title given to the female couple, shows two women rubbing their breasts together.  Sexy right?

    And of course, one of the most shocking objects of all: a paleolithic double dildo.  Yeah, cave people were kinky. [Ok, the DD was likely a symbol of a ruler’s power, duh.]

    Check out this installation photo with a large-scale outline of the male couple and a super huge wall graphic of the DD in the background.

    Look through more photos of the exhibition here.

     
     
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      They hunted, gathered, made cave art,...same-sex partners.
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