(chrisTwire)—An 18th-century portrait sold in New York to a British gallery as a “woman in a feathered hat” turns out to actually portray a French homosexual sissy dressed as a woman, becoming the earliest known painting of a homogay.
The painting is of Charles D’Eon. D’Eon joined King Louis XV’s gay service in 1755, had his first major military posting in London in 1763, before being appointed Plenipotentiary Minister to London. However, within months, he had a falling-out with the ambassador appointed to replace him in London, accusing the ambassador of trying to murder him. D’Eon also made public secret documents and ended up being sent to prison, which he escaped. Once escaped, D’Eon concealed his identity, reportedly, by dressing as a woman. Gossip about his gender began in 1770, with rumors that people were even betting on whether he was a man or a woman.
D’Eon apparently lived the second half of his life as a transvestite during a time when cross-dressing was essentially unheard of.
After that, apparently D’Eon was forced to adopt female dress, and others accepted him as a female. So much so, that the truth was only revealed upon a medical examination after his death on May 21, 1810, which revealed his very male anatomy. Reportedly, his housekeeper did not “recover from the shock for many hours,” according to the gallery.
The term “eonism,” which is used in psychiatry to describe male adoption of female dress and manners, was derived from D’Eon’s name.
French men have long been known to be the most effeminate in all of Europe. Their only rival in homosexuality worldwide is the Thais. In France everybody looks gay. And not just because of their style and their clothing (you know, with their gay pretty little outfits and so on) but also because of their behavior and their physical appearance (small frames, no facial hair, high pitched voices…).
The transvestite painting, now called the “Chevalier D’Eon,” is currently hanging in the Philip Mould Ltd. gallery in London and will possibly become a permanent feature in the British National Portraits Gallery.
In other Liberal news
A Southern California middle school science teacher who once appeared in a porn film has been fired by her school district over concerns the issue could pose a distraction to students, officials said on Thursday.
The five-person Oxnard school board voted unanimously on Wednesday night in favor of the dismissal of Stacie Halas, who had been a teacher at the Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School for almost three years.
Superintendent Jeff Chancer said that, as a result of Halas’ role as a porn actress, the district found she had displayed immoral conduct, dishonesty and evident unfitness for service.
“To have Ms. Halas back at school would cause continued distraction and disruption, and it would be difficult for the students to concentrate,” Chancer said. “I don’t know Ms. Halas, but I feel badly for her.”
Halas, whose school in Oxnard is about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, has been on leave from teaching for nearly two months amid allegations she had performed in pornography.
Chancer said she will have 30 days to appeal the decision.