ITT we post our favourite gay figures from History
No no no
There were no homosexuals before the 19th century, there were just men who had sex with men and women who had sex with women
Michelangelo probably wasn't gay.
He strikes me more like a romantic asexual, seeing as how he struck up the same kind of romantic relationships with women as he did with some of his male favorites.
This thread doesn't really belong here, at least not in the way you're presenting it.
You're posting people who never acknowledged their sexualities and have no concrete proof that they would identify as /lgbt/ had they lived today, some of whom coming from cultures where the concept of a rigid sexuality is totally alien.
This thread could theoretically exist on /his/, but with posts about Oscar Wilde or >>37867 instead of Shakespeare or Jesus or other such nonsense.
That or a thread about the movement in history.
As a fag myself, I can only express disappointment in this thread.
>tfw no qt history bf
Here's one of the few fags who actually was relevant and we know for a fact were gay: Alan Turing. Stop with this stupid revisionism and hearsay
Wilde always made me laugh. He seemed just an impish asshole.
I seem to remember him telling a woman he loved her, meet me on the train tracks at this time... well he told her the wrong time and as she got there was on the last car fucking his boy toy and waving her goodbye.
Something like that, the cheeky cunt.
The concepts of homosexuality and heterosexuality are fairly recent inventions. Our modern concepts of these terms doesn't arise until the 19th century. I don't think it's useful to categorize historical figures using terms they themselves wouldn't understand.
People fucking man-ass, sure. However, the ancient Romans or Greeks wouldn't think of themselves as homosexual. They might enjoy the company of men, or even prefer it to women, but at the end of the day they'd go home and screw their wife so she'd pump out more soldiers for the army. Aristotle in Politics even criticizes the men of Gaul for being too obsessed with one another, and ignoring their (apparently quite attractive) women. As do a number of other Roman and Greek historians.
The ancient world was really more concerned with givers and takers, rather than the sex of the individuals in question.
He was known for having bastard children with multiple women.
He told Josephine to fuck off because she wouldn't have a son, and he wanted an alliance with Austria.
1 in 200 people in Asia are descended from him, and Mongol emperors usually had at least 12 wives.
Political slander, he was a complete womaniser.