Dionysus, the Bearded Goddess, and the Pride Festival

Hermaphroditus, from Pergamum, Asia Minor, 3rd c. BCE, Istanbul Archaeological Museums.  Photo by Sandstein, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Hermaphroditus, from Pergamum, Asia Minor, 3rd c. BCE, Istanbul Archaeological Museums.
Photo by Sandstein, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The movement that challenges the dominant models of sexuality and relationships demanding the rights of LGBTQI* people has become a truly hot topic. The bearded face of Conchita Wurst, the transgender woman who won the Eurovision singing contest, still haunts the mind of people around Europe. The request for the acceptance of same-sex marriages is heard again and again in Greece, as well as in other countries.

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