Prince and Antinous the Lover

While today is the Megala Antinoeia, many of us are also hearing the news about the death of Prince, which is kind of putting a different spin on things for the day for many people. While I have never heard that he identified as anything other than heterosexual, his explicitly erotic lyrics, his often flamboyant presentation, as well as walking the line between what is considered masculine and feminine would definitely fall under the wider umbrella of what I would consider “queer” and he certainly was an icon and inspiration for many queer people. Playing some of his more erotically themed music might be one way of mourning Prince while also celebrating the transition of Antinous into his aspect as Lover, as well as the Erotikon aspect of the Megala Antinoiea. What is remembered lives!

 

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