Yea it’s clearly our “generation that’s making homosexuality a trend.” Seriously, pisses me off when people say that. look at this! It’s always been around, it’s not a trend, it’s real. It’s beautiful.
These are really beautiful images.
History Lesson: In America from about 1700-1920 there was a social rule that said that women did not have a sex drive. According to men, all women ever were asexual and only ever had sex because their husbands wanted it and as a good doting wife they would open up for him. That said, lesbians flourished in this time! Because it was believed that women did not have sex, when two women would share a house and finances together (called a Boston Marriage, look it up!) nobody thought anything of it. Because clearly they werent homosexuals since clearly women were incapable of being independently sexual. The more you know!
Brief article about Boston marriage here.
And a very interesting article about the actual sex lives of middle class Victorian women, taken from the first survey done of women’s sexual attitudes (from 1892 to 1920). The language is very old-fashioned, but the responses are probably not overly different from what you’d get if you repeated the study on a similar demographic today. Most women enjoyed regular sex, had orgasms, a few felt guilty for being too sexual. Very different from the established perception of the time. (The originals would make a fascinating book, imo. I’m thinking up all kinds of weird questions now.)