In addition to the Reading the Psalms in Greek reading group, it has been suggested that some would be interested in a group reading through the biblical and Classical texts that are relevant to LGBTQ+ people. Since this group does not yet exist, the format, difficulty level and texts can be decided by whomever would like to join. Possible texts include those that are positive for LGBTQ+ people, like the story of David and Jonathan in the Septuagint, Matthew 8, Luke 7 or Galatians 3 in the New Testament, Classical Greek texts like Sappho or Plato’s Symposium, Homer’s accounts of Achilles and Patroclus, or Dio Cassius’s brief narration of Hadrian and Antinous.
Please get in touch if you would be interested in something like this, and if there are enough people then I will put it together. As with the other reading group, the format would be relaxed and open, specifically designed to include those of a variety of skill levels, without putting anyone on the spot. I look forward to hearing from you.