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LINK The men behind the man: Abraham Lincoln’s gay lovers / LGBTQ Nation

(Brings a whole new meaning to "The Party of Lincoln" )

Was Abraham Lincoln gay? More and more historians are saying it's likely.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) may likely be the most studied and researched of the United States presidents. The first reference to him possibly being “homosexual” came from notable Lincoln expert Carl Sandburg in his 1926 biography, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. In describing the early relationship between Lincoln and his close friend, Joshua Fry Speed, Sandburg wrote “a streak of lavender, and spots soft as May violets.” This line got historians talking about an issue from which many had previously shied away.

snytiger6 9 Feb 16

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Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing.


We don't know. There's references to some presidents. Van Buren probably, Buchanan definitely, if Lincoln was, that's two consecutive gay POTUS. George and Barbara supposedly sent Dubya to conversion therapy, rumors about Obama, I think they're both false, that would also be two consecutive.


Is bisexual still a dirty word?

Not in my vocabulary!


Hey... A gay vampire slayer... LOL 😂

I'm not sure that everybody here has read that book.

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