The emperors of Rome could be wise, just and kind. They could also be vindictive, cruel and insane. And most of all, they could be the worst perverts the world has ever seen — at least according to ancient historians like Suetonius, Pliny, and Cassius Dio.
Naked but for the towel around his waist, a man of a certain age sat by himself, bent slightly forward as if praying, in a corner of the sauna at a gym in central Rome. I had not met this man before, but as I entered the sauna, I thought I recognized him from photographs. My friends told me that this priest was gay, politically savvy, and well connected to the gay Church hierarchy in Rome.
By Nick SquiresRome. Roberto De Mattei, 63, the deputy head of the country's National Research Council, claimed that the empire was fatally weakened after conquering Carthage, which he described as "a paradise for homosexuals". The remarks prompted angry calls for his resignation, with critics saying his comments were homophobic, offensive and unbecoming of his position.
Some of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week. Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active, it is claimed in the book, In the Closet of the Vatican. It is being published in eight languages across 20 countries next Wednesday, coinciding with the opening day of a conference at the Vatican on sexual abuse, to which bishops from all over the world have been summoned.
The first reference to Roman was a passing mention on Twitter—Minaj simply stated that she had "officially changed [her] name" and that she would only respond to Roman Zolanski. In his first two musical appearances, " Bottoms Up " and " Monster ", Zolanski was certainly explicit and uninhibited, but little more was known of the character. Months later in the documentary My Time NowMinaj elaborated that Roman is a crazy boy who lives inside her, who says the things that she doesn't want to say.
In Rome there is a lively and vibrant gay life. The city is mostly safe and welcoming. Exposition held in Rome in a major gay event that takes about three months and is held over the weekend called Gay Village: A real village with inside restaurants, bars, booths for shopping and dance floors with music commercial and house.
Bi, Claudius? Whether or not Octavian has sex with a woman or a man is just a matter of detail. The only important thing is he becomes, in modern sexual lingo, a top.
Centurians [ sic ] of Romeis a classic gay pornographic film made during the Golden Age of Porn. The film, one of the most expensive gay films of its time, was directed by John Christopher and starred George Payne and Scorpio. Demetrius and Octavius are Roman countrymen sold into slavery for not paying their taxes during Emperor Caligula 's reign. Demetrius is purchased by the Emperor and taught to be a "good slave" by Argus while Octavius is claimed by a sadistic commander.
The Eagle is not a bad movie. Director Kevin Macdonald takes an easygoing, slow approach into the story. We spend time with Tatum at his new posting, see him as a strong leader, get to understand the Roman occupation, have a big battle.