You know what I think about this a lot, but am I the only one that’s actually made pretty uncomfortable by the idea that romantic/sexual attraction is what gender you’re attracted to?
I understand why that was changed from sex, because that was problematic in itself
But I don’t feel like gender is a better term either because that’s presuming that you can somehow see and determine gender when?? It’s one of the most volatile, indistinguishable and intangible things on the planet?? How in the hell are you attracted to gender?? What is gender?? Where is it???
idk maybe it’s just cause i’m non-binary (and quite clearly straight men and non-straight women arent attracted to me bc of my gender) so I suppose it affects me more directly, or rather I have more reason to question it…. who knows
Marble Bust of Sauromates II (?), King of the Cimmerian Bosporus, Late 2nd-Early 3rd Century AD
Sauromates II (r. 174- 210/211 AD) was a prince and Roman client king of the Bosporan Kingdom. He was the son and heir of the Bosporan King Eupator by an unnamed woman and was of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry. Sauromates II was named in honor of Sauromates I, a paternal ancestor of his and a previous Bosporan King.
When Eupator died in 174, Sauromates II succeeded his father. Sauromates II reigned as Bosporan King from 174 until his death in 210/211. He expressed his royal title in Greek on his coinage: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ or of King Sauromates. He was a contemporary of the Roman Emperors Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Septimius Severus and Caracalla.
In 193, Sauromates II engaged in military campaigns against the Scythians and Sirachi tribes, and successfully defeated them. These victories are known from an inscription found in Tanais, dedicating and celebrating the King’s military victories. Little is known of the life and reign of Sauromates II. According to surviving coinage, he appeared to be a religious person who was involved in the worship of the Goddess Aphrodite and her cult.
Sauromates II married an unnamed woman. From this marriage he had two sons Rhescuporis II and Cotys III. Rhescuporis II succeeded Sauromates II in 210/211, while Cotys III succeeded him.
Powerful, strong looking body. Usually tall. Either very curly hair or very straight hair. Yellow/olive undertones in skin. Heart shaped face. Commanding forehead. Large eyebrows. Eyes large yet sharp. Strong nose and lips. Rather short neck. Long, bony limbs. Royal expression.
Example: Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson are both Sagittarius with Sun in the first house.
Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016.
Our Prince, the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema, was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace, Thimphu. His Majesty was at Her Majesty’s side during the time of the delivery. Following the Royal Birth, His Royal Highness was first presented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness are both in perfect health.
All sacred Bhutanese traditions were observed for the auspicious occasion, with His Holiness the Je Khenpo presiding over the religious ceremonies.
Their Majesties and members of the Royal family are filled with profound joy on the birth of His Royal Highness.
Their Majesties expressed appreciation to the Bhutanese medical team for their service.
Their Majesties also expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Zhung Dratshang, Rabdeys, and other religious organizations who performed prayer ceremonies in all the Dzongs and Lhakhangs across the country for the wellbeing of His Royal Highness, Their Majesties, and the people of Bhutan.
We join the people of Bhutan in our heartfelt prayers for the wellbeing of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, and in the expression of our joy on this momentous occasion.
Called The Royal Heart, the fairytale goes beyond just talking about gender identity, but preaches a message of acceptance for a teenager embracing her true self and coming into her own as a leader. It is the first in a series that author Greg McGoon plans to create to detail the lives and stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters in fairy tale frameworks.
She’d been about to agree, but his comment afterward caused the young princess to stop, staring up at the elder royal with an expression that could only be described as some sort of odd mix of a pout and cat-like smile. Sort of.
❝ Geez…! I’m not a little kid any more, you know! I’m as much of an adult as you are! ❞