Roman emperor was trans, says museum Elagabalus will be referred to as she after claims in classical texts that the emperor asked to be called ‘lady’ A Roman emperor has been declared transgender by a UK museum, The Telegraph can reveal. The North Hertfordshire Museum has said it will be “sensitive” to the purported pronoun preferences of the third century AD ruler Elagabalus. The emperor will be treated as a transgender woman and referred to as she. Elagabalus has been given female pronouns on the basis of classical texts that claim the emperor asked to be called “lady”, but some historians believe these accounts may simply have been a Roman attempt at character assassination. Information on museum policy states that pronouns used in displays will be those “the individual in question might have used themselves” or whatever pronoun “in retrospect, is appropriate”. The council-run museum, in Hitchin, owns a silver denarius minted in the reign of Elagabalus, who ruled Rome from 218AD until his assassination, aged 18, in 222AD, and the coin has been used in LGBT-themed displays. In displays featuring the coin, information about it and Elagabalus, the ruler will be referred to as she. The museum consults the LGBT charity Stonewall and the LGBT wing of the trade union Unison on best practice for its displays, to ensure that “our displays, publicity and talks are as up-to-date and inclusive as possible”. Keith Hoskins, Liberal Democrat councillor and executive member for arts at the Lib Dem and Labour coalition-run North Herts Council, said: “Elagabalus most definitely preferred the she pronoun, and as such this is something we reflect when discussing her in contemporary times.

via telegraph: Roman emperor was trans, says museum

siehe auch: Großbritannien Museum klassifiziert den römischen Kaiser Elagabalus als Transfrau Ein Museum in Großbritannien ordnet den römischen Kaiser Elagabalus jetzt als Transfrau ein. Es gebe entsprechende Erkenntnisse, deswegen würden nun die weiblichen Pronomen she und her verwendet, sagte ein Sprecher des North Hertfordshire Museums. Hintergrund seien klassische Texte, in denen der Kaiser gesagt haben soll: „Nenne mich nicht Herr, denn ich bin eine Dame“. Man wolle respektvoll und sensibel sein, wenn es darum gehe, Menschen zu identifizieren, so der Sprecher.

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By SVG file Dlloyd based on Monica Helms design – Description above retrieved from page “<a href=”” class=”extiw” title=”w:Image talk:Transgender Pride flag.svg”>Image_talk:Transgender_Pride_flag.svg</a>” at en.wikipedia. The flag was flown from a large public flagpole in San Francisco’s Castro District beginning November 19, 2012 in commemoration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (<a rel=”nofollow” class=”external text” href=””>”Transgender Flag Flies In San Francisco’s Castro District After Outrage From Activists” by Aaron Sankin</a>, HuffingtonPost, November 20, 2012). On 19 August 2014, Monica Helms donated the original Transgender Pride Flag to the <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external text” href=””>Smithsonian National Museum of American History</a>., Public Domain, Link

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