Saturday, March 7, 2009

Today in Gay History

March 7
Feast Day of Saints
Perpetua and Felicitas

The popularity of the story of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas...was largely due to the appeal of love between two women. Five Christians were martyred together at Carthage on March 7, 203, suffering death at the hands of wild animals and the sword, but only Perpetua and Felicitas captured the fancy of the Christian community, apparently because of the tale of the two women comforting each other in jail, suffering martyrdom together as friends, and bestowing upon each other the kiss of peace as they met their end, charmed the tastes of the age.


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