Gay & Lesbian People in History

Alexander the GreatDID YOU KNOWthat some of the most amazing people in history were gay: painters, poets, scientists, musicians, and evenMichelangelo mighty warrior-kings? Knowing some of these great HEROES of the past helps dispel many MYTHS about gay people, and looking past the LEGENDS that they have become reveals them to be people just like you and me. The terms hetero- and homosexual were only made up in the last Richard the Lionheartedhundred years or so, but the phenomenon of people falling in love with members of their own gender is as old as humanity. The heroes of lived a long time ago, and "proof" of their sexuality is sometimes hard to come by, (heck, there's not alLeonardo da Vincil that much "proof" that I am gay!) but in these cases the evidence is pretty convincing. Here at we'll give you enough information for you to be able to judge for yourself. A feeling of being "different" is one of the keys to genius, and gay people should know that many of history's great geniuses felt just the way they do.
Not every story here at is a happy one. But they show us that gay people can invoke eternal expressions of love, show us the George Friderik Handelamazing grace of God, be Lionhearted, create the most magnificent expressions of Christianity in painting, sculpture, architecture, and music, create ravishing beauty from overwhelming anguish, and can even die young, yet conquer the world. Everyone should be aware that gay and lesbian people are an important part of the magnificence of the human experience.

GayHeroes.comarticles & updates....

Who wrote "America the Beautiful"? Lesbian Katharine Lee Bates, that's who. Click here to read all about her.

Follow rhe march of Gay Marriage History right here on! Click here

Was ABRAHAM LINCOLN gay? Click here to get the scoop!

SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN SODOMY LAW! "Liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes freedom of thought, belief, expression, and certain intimate conduct." -- Justice Anthony M. Kennedy -- Read all about it: Click here

Should you "come out"? OF COURSE YOU SHOULD!!! But don't just take MY word for it -- Click here to ASK MARILYN!

Is former PRESIDENT CLINTON gay? Well, no. But he did issue an official proclamation declaring June 2000 as Gay & Lesbian Pride Month. Click here to check it out!

Blimey! Now the LONDON TIMES has a story saying ROBIN HOOD was gay! Click here to read all about it, squire!

Is America a Christian country? THE FOUNDING FATHERS say no no no! Click here!

And now, ladies and gentlemen, here they are, straight (not!) from the pages of history: the amazing people of! Sappho Sappho

Paul the Apostle Paul the Apostle Alexander the Great Alexander the Great

Richard the Lionhearted Richard the Lionhearted Joan of Arc Joan of Arc

Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci Michelangelo Michelangelo

George Frideric George Frideric Handel Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Lawrence of Arabia Lawrence of Arabia

Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale

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Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein

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Hardware Hero/Tech Legend
Bill Weber!!!
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Otto Schlosser!!!
...and a big ol' brassy bravo for
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Sean Maguire!!!
...not to mention a slick slam-bang salute for
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