Philosophers such as Philo of Alexandria, and early Christian leaders such as Origen and Gregory of Nyssa, continued to promote the idea of androgyny as humans' original and perfect state during late antiquity.” In medieval Europe, the concept of androgyny played an important role in both Christian theological debate and Alchemical theory.
Influential Theologians such as John of Damascus and John Scotus Eriugena continued to promote the pre-fall androgyny proposed by the early Church Fathers, while other clergy expounded and debated the proper view and treatment of contemporary “hermaphrodites.” Western esotericism’s embrace of androgyny continued into the modern period.
Androgyny and homosexuality are seen in Plato’s Symposium in a myth that Aristophanes tells the audience.
People used to be spherical creatures, with two bodies attached back to back who cartwheeled around.
Androgyny is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics.
This last pairing represented the androgynous couple.
Elvis Presley, however is considered to be the one who introduced the androgynous style in rock'n'roll and made it the standard template for rock'n'roll front-men since the 1950s.
However, the upsurge of androgynous dressing for men really began after during the 1960s and 1970s.
However, during the 1800s, female spies were introduced and Vivandières wore a certain uniform with a dress over trousers.
Women activists during that time would also decide to wear trousers, for example Luisa Capetillo, a women’s rights activist and the first woman in Puerto Rico to wear trousers in public.