Top Big Gay News Stories of 2015: #3 The Vatican’s Gay Art Goes On Display
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Published on January 20, 2015, “The Vatican’s Gay Art Goes On Display” was the third most popular story on Big Gay News.
The Daily Beast reports that as Pope Francis leads a softening of homophobic attitudes from within the Vatican, tour groups will soon see the gay-themed art on display.
Raphael supposedly died of sexual excess.
Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio were both accused of sodomy with their muse and young male prostitutes.
Michelangelo professed his love and desires for men through passionate love poems.
Now an LGBT-oriented travel group is looking to capitalize on the Vatican’s newfound tolerance.
Their guided tours discuss the Vatican’s art collection through the gay lens in which they were most likely created.
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