Ancient Greeks favoured homosexuality not because they were oh so tolerant but because they were misogynists and believed you should only have sex with women for the sake of procreation and lesbians were banned can everyone please stop glorifying that now Please
Technically inaccurate…. Kinda….
The most common form of same sex relations that we have records of is pederasty, which means an adult male and a prepubescent boy. Things also become complicated, we do have the Poet Sappho who wrote of love between girls particularly in the Thiasoi which were limited schools for girls.
Also the relative position of women in Greek society varied by Polics or City-State. Athens? Totally sucked to have a vagina there. Sparta? OMG so much nicer. The problem is documentation of Lesbianism is really REALLY sparse from the period the world over. Mainly because the Greeks as a general rule didn’t give a shit what women did besides the baby parts. With the one shining example being the Spartans who seemed to be the all around best of the Greeks IMHO. XDDD
From Sparta we have actual depictions of naked women, while the rest of Greece almost never depicted it. Likewise depictions of lesbianism and Plato’s Symposium mentions women who “do not care for men, but have female attachments.”
One other element to consider is class in this. We have records of what the wealthiest of the wealthy Greeks, and mostly Athenian Greeks thought. Most homosexual relations talked about and depicted of both male-male and female-female are mostly pederasty, which makes ancient Greece the pedophilia dreamland. There is also some evidence that poorer and lower class Greeks found the practices of the upper crust abhorrent.
Honestly the topic is interesting, but slightly more complex due to each City-State being relatively different. I agree however, Athens, for certain was a terrible place for women and women were basically considered to have the same social statue as pets, children and cattle. But Nearby Sparta might as well have been a different planet especially if you had XX chromosome arrangement.