[quote author=LisaDavidson I know that for some, including our Alex For King, to say that Queen Marie of Yugoslavia was a lesbian would make her a "bad woman". Not everyone shares this opinion, and possibly Pablo is one of these people - as am I. So, Alex, please understand that it is possible no insult was intended towards your queen.
I know there is that whole liberal concept in the West, but here in Serbia we are still not ready to accept that concept. We are a patriarchal society, not as much as before, of course, but we still are, and our Church has very strong issues regarding homosexuality.
Just when the people of Serbia are rediscovering their Royals, their history, in a positive light, after 60 years of communism, things like - "oh, you know, your most beloved Queen of the modern era was a lesbian" would totally turn off any desire to re-establish the Monarchy. Particularly since there is NO PROOF that Queen Marie was a lesbian, but the damage is done just by saying it.
I have nothing against homosexuals, I have seen them hold hands in the streets (in Canada), well, the world seems to be going that way, they seem to be getting more attention in the media, in politics etc, but here in Serbia we are still not ready for that kind of stuff, being appraised in public, although we have homosexuals, of course.
We come from different societies and backgrounds. Ours is a bit more Christian while the West seems to have lost its Christianity. I do not wish to get into a religious, moral or political debate... everyone should live a life they see fit, but I am just saying, we come from different countries, different backgrounds, religions, etc.
What irritates me is when people say things that they have no proof of. I can say I had lunch with a Martian, I can have someone print it, but that does not mean it's true.