Any serious historian in the 21st century would conclude that Abe wasn't straight. Finally, this one source—not two independent sources—must be weighed against an overwhelming mass of contemporary and later eyewitness testimony that breathes not a word of scandal. There were many jokes about what went on in those shared beds too. As Speed later recalled, when he looked across the counter, "I never saw a sadder face. They were no longer young and poor.
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Speed totaled up the cost of the bed, mattress, blankets, pillows etcetera to be a whopping seventeen dollars. Von Steuben arrived at Valley Forge in February and quickly trained the men how to perform drills, stand at attention, wield a bayonet and quickly reload a musket, among other skills. Lincoln's friendships prior to Speed are not well documented. But my strong sense is that Lincoln was, emotionally, a gay man enculturated strongly enough to live as a bisexual and a married man, with some time out. Its a trend these days to try and make every single person of any note gay. Kramer has done a considerable amount of research into the subject for his yet-to-be-released, four-thousand-page book The American People , which he has been working on since the early 80s. That story was quickly debunked by historians.
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The reason I would take issue is that Kushner is a highly political Ghey, the author of Angels in America: Nearly four years later, Abe learned that Josh was leaving him and going back to his native Kentucky. Britain's most overcrowded train with passengers squeezed into four carriages with just But the fact that people of the time invariably noted the men slept together only when Mrs. More importantly, he doesn't attempt to answer the trickier question.
Don;t you know this is the Datalounge? Comments already made about sleeping arrangements are true. Donald Trump's family business unveils massive homes Don't mess with the Queen's guard! Bed sharing was common and not inherently sexual. He slept in a bed with another man, when he was young, and once wrote him a letter in which he wondered if 'other men felt the way' they did about each other.