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Friday, December 17, 2004

entry arrow1:16 AM | Hey, Jimmy Boy. Here's Another Dude!

Whaddya know. Abraham Lincoln was gay. This is from a very recent New York Times review of the new, and very controversial, book The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln by historian C.A. Tripp:



The subject of the 16th president's sexuality has been debated among scholars for years. They cite his troubled marriage to Mary Todd and his youthful friendship with Joshua Speed, who shared his bed for four years. Now, in a new book, C.A. Tripp also asserts that Lincoln had a homosexual relationship with the captain of his bodyguards, David V. Derickson, who shared his bed whenever Mary Todd was away.


And this, ladies and gentlemen, was his lover, the aforementioned Mr. Speed:





Good lord. Alexander the Great, arguably the greatest military general in history, was gay, too. Won't surprise me if most great men turned out gay. Just ask Shakespeare.




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