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{{Sexuality Info|title1=|image1=Achilleanflag.png|caption1=The achillean flag.|gender(s):=Man or man-aligned|gender(s)_attracted_to:=Men or man-aligned (exclusively or not)}}
[[File:Achilleanflag.png|thumb|215x215px|The achillean flag.|alt=A flag with three even stripes. The top and bottom stripes are blue, the middle is white. In the center is a stylized carnation, the petals are light green and the leaves are dark green.|link=https://lgbta.wikia.org/wiki/File:Achilleanflag.png]]'''Achillean '''(also known as '''Men Loving Men''' ('''MLM'''), '''Apollian,''' '''Chaeronean,''' and '''Chaeronic''') refers to a man, or [[masculine]]-aligned person who is attracted to other men or men-aligned people. This attraction doesn't have to be exclusive, as the label is used in a way to unify all men who love other men such as [[gay]] ([[vincian]]) men, [[bisexual]] men, [[pansexual]] men, etc, promoting solidarity among men of all identities. Since achillean is an umbrella term, it is typically not used as an identity on it's own, however it can be if desired.
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'''Achillean''', also known as '''men loving men''' ('''MLM'''), '''apollian,''' '''chaeronean,''' and '''chaeronic''', refers to a man or [[masculine]]-aligned person who is attracted to other men or men-aligned people. One may or may not be attracted to other genders as well. This attraction does not need to be exclusive, as the label is used in a way to unify all men who love other men, including [[gay]] ([[vincian]]) men, [[bisexual]] men, [[pansexual]] men, [[omnisexual]] men, and others, promoting solidarity among men of all identities.
   
The [[feminine]] counterpart to achillean is [[sapphic]]. The [[Non-Binary|non-binary]] counterpart is [[enbian]].
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The [[feminine]] counterpart to achillean is [[sapphic]]. The [[Non-Binary|non-binary]] counterparts are [[diamoric]] and [[enbian]].
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==History==
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== History ==
The word achillean has historically been used to describe things relating to Achilles. The first instance of achillean being used in the context of MLM is likely a 2016 post by Tumblr user Asculan<ref>http://archive.is/c3Rag</ref>.
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The word achillean has historically been used to describe things relating to the mythological figure Achilles. The first instance of achillean being used in the context of men attracted to men is likely a 2016 post by Tumblr user Asculan.<ref>http://archive.is/c3Rag</ref>
==Flag==
 
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==Flag ==
 
The achillean flag has two blue stripes on the top and bottom representing men. In the center is a green carnation. In ancient Rome and 19th century England green indicated gay affiliations. Victorian men would often pin a green carnation on their lapel as popularized by author Oscar Wilde.
 
The achillean flag has two blue stripes on the top and bottom representing men. In the center is a green carnation. In ancient Rome and 19th century England green indicated gay affiliations. Victorian men would often pin a green carnation on their lapel as popularized by author Oscar Wilde.
   
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The original achillean flag had the same two blue stripes on the top and bottom representing men as the current flag. In the center was a realistic green carnation, but this flag was too complicated for many and could not easily be made in vector formats, leading to the creation of the current flag.
 
The original achillean flag had the same two blue stripes on the top and bottom representing men as the current flag. In the center was a realistic green carnation, but this flag was too complicated for many and could not easily be made in vector formats, leading to the creation of the current flag.
==Etymology==
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== Etymology==
 
The word achillean comes from the name of the hero in the Iliad, Achilles, who was romantically involved with another man, Patroclus.<gallery navigation="true">
 
The word achillean comes from the name of the hero in the Iliad, Achilles, who was romantically involved with another man, Patroclus.<gallery navigation="true">
 
File:Achilleanflag.png|Achillean flag|link=https://ask-pride-color-schemes.tumblr.com/post/151092891459/simplified-achillean-flag
 
File:Achilleanflag.png|Achillean flag|link=https://ask-pride-color-schemes.tumblr.com/post/151092891459/simplified-achillean-flag
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==Resources==
 
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Latest revision as of 02:49, 23 November 2020

Achillean, also known as men loving men (MLM), apollian, chaeronean, and chaeronic, refers to a man or masculine-aligned person who is attracted to other men or men-aligned people. One may or may not be attracted to other genders as well. This attraction does not need to be exclusive, as the label is used in a way to unify all men who love other men, including gay (vincian) men, bisexual men, pansexual men, omnisexual men, and others, promoting solidarity among men of all identities.

The feminine counterpart to achillean is sapphic. The non-binary counterparts are diamoric and enbian.

History[edit | edit source]

The word achillean has historically been used to describe things relating to the mythological figure Achilles. The first instance of achillean being used in the context of men attracted to men is likely a 2016 post by Tumblr user Asculan.[1]

Flag[edit | edit source]

The achillean flag has two blue stripes on the top and bottom representing men. In the center is a green carnation. In ancient Rome and 19th century England green indicated gay affiliations. Victorian men would often pin a green carnation on their lapel as popularized by author Oscar Wilde.

An alternative flag uses a darker blue with a green stripe alongside the green carnation, with the same symbolism.

The original achillean flag had the same two blue stripes on the top and bottom representing men as the current flag. In the center was a realistic green carnation, but this flag was too complicated for many and could not easily be made in vector formats, leading to the creation of the current flag.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word achillean comes from the name of the hero in the Iliad, Achilles, who was romantically involved with another man, Patroclus.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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