Famous Gay Men in History

Famous Gay Men in History

While you’re looking for free gay sex by phone, you might be interested in learning about some of the most famous gay men through the ages.  You can use this information to impress the guys you meet through our gay chatline number while you’re enjoying your conversations.

GLSEN published a history of gay men and women as well as significant events in LBGTQ history on its website to commemorate LGBTQ History Month.  Here are some of the most noteworthy gay men known to modern historians.

Khnumhotep and Niankhknum, both Egyptian royal servants in the palace of King Nyuserre Ini, are buried together in a tomb. Paintings in the tomb depict the two men embracing and nose kissing, while an inscription in the tomb reads “joined in life and joined in death.”  They are considered to be one of the first same gender couples in history.

Under the rule of Augustus, the Roman Empire is created.  Same-sex marriage is common and largely accepted – so much so that it is suspected that thirteen of the first fourteen Roman emperors were bisexual or gay.

  • In 1476, court records in Florence, Italy, show that Leonardo da Vinci and three other men are charged with sodomy twice, but acquitted.
  • In 1502, Sandro Botticelli, a renowned early Renaissance artist, is charged with sodomy.  He created parts of the Sistine Chapel.
  • In 1623, Francis Bacon, a noted gay man who coined the term “masculine love,” published The Advancement of Learning: An Argument for Empiracal Research and Against Superstition.  He came to be known as “the Father of Modern Science.”
  • In 1623, King James appointed his male lover, George Villiers, to he Earl of Coventry and Duke of Buckingham, making Villiers the highest-ranking subject outside of the royal family.
  • In 1749, Thomas Cannon wrote what may be the earliest published defense of homosexuality in English – Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplify’d.
  • In 1890, Alan Hart, a transsexual man who pioneered the use of X-ray photography in tuberculosis detection, is born.
  • In 1924, Henry Gerber forms the Society for Human Rights – the first gay activits group in the United States, and published Friendship and Freedom, the first known American gay publication.  The group and the publication are quickly shut down.
  • In 1936, Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca is sodomized and executed by right wing authorities in Granada, Spain, because he was an outspoken homosexual and socialist.
  • In 1956, James Baldwin, African-American novelist and intellectual, published his first novel, Giovanni’s Room, a critically acclaimed work that explores bisexuality as well as intimate relationships between men.
  • In 1961, Jose Sarria is he first openly gay person to run for public office in the United States.  He did not win.
  • IN 1963, Bayard Rustin, noted civil rights activist and gay man, is the chief organizer behind the historic March on Washington, which culminated with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

The record is clear… Gay men have made a significant impact on humankind and society since ancient days.  If you’re ready to create some history of your own with a new friend or partner, Local Hot Chat’s free gay chatline numbers are waiting for you to call.  Whether you’re looking for conversation, companionship, dates with exciting guys, or even gay free phone sex. Call Local Hot Chat today.

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