Male Love in Ancient Greece

By Madeira Desouza

The ancient world saw societal traditions that we today might not understand. — Editorial Board, World History of Male Love, “Homosexual Traditions”, Male Love in Ancient Greece, February, 2000

Welcome to US Macho Zone

By Madeira Desouza

Welcome to the newest website from Madeira Desouza of Las Vegas. Known as “US Macho Zone,” this site is the main online presence for Desouza. Previous Desouza websites are no longer available online. Those former websites include desouza (dot) vegas katharsis (dot) xxx (learn more) macho zone (dot) com madeira desouza (dot) com

The Selfie Way

By Madeira Desouza

The word selfie may be  contemporary but the concept dates back many centuries before the camera was invented. Artists who depict themselves within their own visual works do so stemming from longstanding traditions known worldwide. Spanish surreal artist Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) influenced me beyond measure in this. A stunning Daliesque digtal image by…

The First Gay Icon: Saint Sebastian

By Madeira Desouza

Reblogged from qspirit.net/saints/   Saint Sebastian: History’s first gay icon?   There is a simple reason for this repost on the subject of same-sex behaviors of men in ancient times. I want readers today to be aware of this subject about which I was never taught. I was a youngster who grew up within what…

Same-Sex Marriage to Jesus Christ

By Madeira Desouza

Reblogged from qspirit.net/saints/   Blessed Bernardo de Hoyos: Mystical same-sex marriage with Jesus   There is a simple reason for this repost on the subject of same-sex behaviors of men in ancient times. I want readers today to be aware of this subject about which I was never taught. I was a youngster who grew…

Men Who Loved Each Other in Ancient Roman Army

By Madeira Desouza

Reblogged from qspirit.net/saints/   Sergius and Bacchus: Paired male saints loved each other in ancient Roman army   There is a simple reason for this repost on the subject of same-sex behaviors of men in ancient times. I want readers today to be aware of this subject about which I was never taught. I was…

Abbot and Archbishop in Love

By Madeira Desouza

Reblogged from qspirit.net/saints/   Bernard of Clairvaux and Malachy: Abbot and the archbishop he loved   There is a simple reason for this repost on the subject of same-sex behaviors of men in ancient times. I want readers today to be aware of this subject about which I was never taught. I was a youngster…

Katharsis

By Madeira Desouza

There once was a website called Katharsis. That word comes from ancient Greek. It means purging or cleansing. The original Katharsis was started in 1987 in print form and eventually became a website. The founder and owner, John Randall (not his real name), is a story worth telling. The End of John Randall Practically everybody…

Masculine Male Art

By Madeira Desouza

I am often asked about why I do what I do. A fair question is: Why would anyone strive to become a prolific producer of 3D digital art that spans over a decade? — This 2017 image from my illustrated short short “Best of Beck” is emblematic of my creative works. There are highly masculine…

Revealing Tagame

By Madeira Desouza

The Japanese gay erotic artist Gengoroh Tagame is a hero of mine. I believe he is unique in all the world for his provocative visions about the sexual needs of men. Revealing details: The Erotic Antagonism of Gengoroh Tagame. I lost my naïveté about Tagame in San Francisco. I become a sponsor and attended a…

Best Madeira Desouza Archives

By Madeira Desouza

One website named “Daddy’s Here” has the very best archive of Madeira Desouza digital art. If you visit this link you can enjoy free of charge a huge collection of Desouza images organized by year from 2008 through 2019.

Brutal Destiny of a Ruggedly Vulnerable Hunk

By Madeira Desouza

[From time to time, I will suggest films for you that you can rent or buy on DVD that align with the storytelling themes that I frequently use in my creative works. Here is one such recommended film for you:] Culture teaches us that certain human traits seem to group together well. Courage and strength…

Hard

By Madeira Desouza

From time to time, I will suggest films for you that you can rent or buy on DVD that align with this website’s themes. Here is one for you. You already know that my stories and illustrations show masculine males in surrealistic ways using exaggerated male body traits and extreme, improbable situations and misadventures, often…

Battling Biology

By Madeira Desouza

Note: I wrote this during the 2000s and it appeared on my website “Gay Male Life” on February 9, 2003. The subject is coming out or not.   Many males throughout history have suffered through the tremendous difficulties of making a firm decision to come out or stay in the closet. Don’t be fooled by…