Bit off topic, but ok: There was a stone found in Greece, which was dated about 2500 (or more, not quite sure) with inscriptions written in a curl. After decyphering it read: "Here it was where Andros did it with Janos who did it with Leandros", etc. I made the names up myself as I cannot remember what they were, but it describes a homosexual "orgy" of about 2500 to 3000 years ago. I think there were 8 to 10 names on there and there was no mistake about what
they were doing there. Can't remember the name of the stone and where in Greece it was found.
I once saw a documentary about the sacred rituals of Carnac in Egypt. A ritual performed solely by the Pharao and only aided by his wife. Turnes out that the "sacred" ritual was nothing but his wife masturbating him while both were chanting and praying to Osiris or whatever Egyptian god :))
Edit: so far for sexual history of the acient Greek and Egyptians, ok? :)
Edit2: back to topic: Southern
, the fact that they are closing down the Red Light District and most of the coffeeshops in A'dam has to do with the fact that the city of Amsterdam wants to clean up their act and desires a "clean image". Nonsense, but that's their reasoning. However, if that is what you're looking for, you can still go to Rotterdam or The Hague as this policy is not a nationwide policy, only in Amsterdam. And besides, personally, I like the girls from The Hague better than the ones from Amsterdam (no, I am NOT talking about the prositutes)
M-G (homosexuality, older than you think)
and probably the first recorded condemnation of homosexuality as unnatural, by Plato.
Actually, the condemnation of homosexuals was introduced with the introduction of Christian and Islamic faith. Not sure about Judaism, but I'm sure that there is something about the subject somewhere in the Tora. Before we put ourselves in the straightjacket of following the words of some old and bitter geezers, homosexuality was condoned and tolerated.
Plato was gay himself.
M-G (just to put the record straight)
For anybody who's interested:
M-G (off to bed, goodnight everybody)