Did you know that?
- Joan Crawford and Marilyn Monroe had a one-night-stand?
- Leonardo da Vinci was imprisoned twice for same-sex affairs?
- Sir Francis Bacon's mother complained about him sleeping with the male servants?
- Leonard Bernstein had an affair with an Israeli soldier?
- A US President and his male roommate were so close they were called "Siamese Twins"?
- Grandpa Walton had an affair with one of the founders of the gay rights movement?
- A welterweight champion boxer killed his opponent in the ring after being taunted by him for being gay?
- The lesbian wife of a gay actor accused Howard Hughes of having an affair with her husband shortly before his mysterious murder?
- The founder of Shinto Buddhism also founded a tradition of male-male love in Japan?
- Angelina Jolie wanted to marry her "Firefox" co-star Jenny Shimizu?
- Two ancient Egyptian men shared a tomb as husband and wife?
- A well-known actress went temporarily deaf after her famous husband informed her he was gay?
- Abraham Lincoln slept with his bodyguard in the White House when Mrs. Lincoln was away?
- Lawrence of Arabia dedicated his life's work to a young male lover?
- A much-decorated admiral in the British navy during WW2 was nicknamed "Lord Mountbottom"?
- Sir Isaac Newton suffered a nervous breakdown after breaking up with his male roommate?
- An Egyptian pharaoh was reported to his council for a secret affair with a general?
- Two famous actresses had an affair while on a USO tour to entertain troops during WW2?
- The wife of one US president moved her girlfriend into the White House, and another US President shared his White House bed with the male chief of his security detail?
- An heroic soldier in the US Revolution was actually a woman in disguise, who "married" another woman after her service in the Continental Army? More about Deborah Sampson.
- A great composer may have been forced to commit suicide to avoid a homosexual scandal?
- One of the greatest male American athletes of all time was arrested twice for same-sex indiscretions?
- In 1886, when US officials asked an Indian tribe to send "their best woman" to visit Washington, DC, the tribe chose to send a man in a dress?
- The toughest athlete playing the world's toughest sport, Gareth Thomas came out in 2009.
- Samuel Butler was a shepherd before he wrote his groundbreaking novel, Erewhon.
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