Category Archives: Homosexual biographies

“Let us now praise famous men . . .”

Thus the Bible, and surely it knows whereof it speaks. It has become cliché for those who write about the love of one male for another to unmask figures from the past. Surprisingly, the work is not finished, for there are … Continue reading

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Gay Phoenicians?! Who cares!

We might take a quick look at who the Phoenicians were. A Semitic people of the land of Canaan (modern day Israel and Lebanon), they spoke a language related to Hebrew and Arabic, circumcised their boys, used the shekel for … Continue reading

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Gay Muslim heroes: Mahmud of Ghazni and Ayaz

The names of Sultan Mahmud’s nine wives, dozens of concubines, and more than fifty children are largely lost to history. Not so the name of Ayaz, his slave and male lover. The love between the two is often given as … Continue reading

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Lucien Létinois, Paul Verlaine’s secret lover

The whole world knows about the steamy gay love affair between Verlaine and the rambunctious seventeen year old genius, Rimbaud.  But Rimbaud was neither the first nor the last of Verlaine’s lovers. In 1878, at the age of 34, three years … Continue reading

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