Sigmund Freud had in his study hundreds of ancient statues; they were his archetypes; and what is more authoritative than a Greek bronze? My favourite is the Piraeus Apollo.
Freud constructed a theory that all boys have a homosexual phase through which they develop into heterosexuality. One could conjecture that a model for such an observation might have been an actually gay boy; after all, the gay dalliances of Apollo might have assured Freud of the validity of such experiences.
Indeed, people post the rainbow revolution have postulated that Freud’s series of childhood complexes should be extended to include the states that gay, lesbian and transgendered children would experience. Indeed, his patriarchally biased view of morphing nevertheless suggests that several transitional states are possible.
At this point, I would be happy to agree with the Vatican’s call for gay and lesbian to be considered the third and fourth genders, with five, six and seven waiting in the wings for identification by our morphic, intergendered colleagues; without of course the Vatican’s prejudiced emphasis on the primacy of genders #1 & 2.
Again, I place my confidence in the experiences of Apollo, also Hermes, Helios, Alexander, Krishna, the Buddha. Men in shorts, the army of lovers; stop, getting excited now.