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Why Saint Sebastian?

Why Saint Sebastian? Well for all you out there who have been caught unawares, Saint Sebastian is often thought of as history’s first gay icon. He has led the way for Oscar Wilde, Marie Antoinette, Judy Garland and Lady Gaga. 318 more words

Leon Bakst (1866-1924)

Saint Sebastian, from The Martyr of Saint Sebastian

20th Century

Saint Sebastian


Secured to a tree
Accused of treason
By the Emperor
Called Diocletian

Riddled with arrows
Much like an urchin
But death did not come… 62 more words


Psalm from Derek Jarman's Sebastiane (1976)

Hail God of the golden sun
The heavens and earth are united in gold
Comb your hair in the golden rays of light
In your hands the roses of ecstasy burn… 68 more words