Famous Gays throughout History

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Homosexuality has its roots as deep as that of human civilization and has been mentioned in many scripture and old historical works. The word ‘Gay’ was initially used to express gaudy or carefree and gradually it entailed some sense of immorality too. In later developments the word gay referred to sexual attraction among men but currently the term is used to express people of the same sex having sexual attraction between them.

1 . Michelangelo

Michelangelo
Michelangelo

Michelangelo Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March6, 1475 in Carese near Arezzo, Florence, Italy. He died in Rome, Papal States, and Italy on February 18, 1564. The creation of Adam, Pieta and Sistine Chapel Ceiling are his most famous works. Michelangelo completed the Statue of David in 1504 and it is considered as one of the most famous works of Renaissance. An account of his gay love was given by Tommaso dei Cavalieri who met Michelangelo at the age of 57 and expressed his love for Michelangelo saying, ‘I swear to return your love. Never have I loved a man more than I love you, never have I wished for a friendship more than I wish for yours’.

2. Judy Garland

 Judy Garland
Judy Garland

Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.on June 10, 1922 and died at Chelsea, London, England on June 22, 1969 reportedly due to accidental overdose of barbiturate. Her Birth name was Frances Ethel Gumm.  She was at times known by her nick names ‘Baby Gumm, Miss Show Business, and Joots’. Judy Garland is popularly known as ‘My Judy’ in the gay community on account of their feeling of friendliness for her. She gave confidence to many, and enabled them to express themselves just as they felt. In the golden era of Hollywood; Judy Garland was one of the best stars and known for her warmth, gifted spirit and speech.

3. Elvis Aaron Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S, on January 8, 1935 and died at Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. He was the best musician actor of his time. He staged a live concert; Aloha from Hawaii, via satellite viewed by more than ¹.5 billion people. The cultural Icon, Elvis is known as King of the Rock and Roll. He is considered the bestselling solo singer He won three gammys and a Grammy Lifetime achievement Award. He was a bisexual and attracted both sexes. The well known critic Mark Fenny reported about him, ‘I am straight as an arrow and I got to tell you, you stop, whether you are male or female, to look at him. He was that good looking’.

4. Elton John

Elton John
Elton John

Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex, England, on March 25, 1947. He got his early education at Pinner Wood Junior High School and Pinner County Grammar School. Both his parents were music lovers and used to buy records. Elton was impressed by the records of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & His comets. The Walt Disney Company named him as a ‘Disney Legend’ in appreciation to his remarkable contributions. John joined a campaign ‘Give a Damn Campaign’ intended to win favor of people for LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender’. In addition to many others, his honors include;  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Song writers Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of fame, CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth П knighted him on February 24, 1998. John performed ‘Candle in the Wind’ in 1997, in memory of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales.

5. Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great

Alexander the great was born in Pela, Macedon on July 21,356 BC and died in Babylon on June 11, 323 BC. His full name was Alexander III of Macedon. ‘King of Macedon and Hagemon of the Hellenic League’ were his other tittles. At the age of thirteen Alexander’s Father Phillip, gave him in the tutelage of Aristotle who had many beloved boys and the teacher’s way of life impressed the student. Alexander’s love for his childhood friend ‘Hephaestion’ developed into legendary gay love. Alexander saw his love like Achilles and Patroclus.Both the friends stopped at the ruins of Troy in Ilium during a journey and laid garlands at the shrine of Achillus.Alexander ran naked around the shrine to pay homage to the hero. During Alexander’s travel to Ecbatana, his friend Hephaestion died. Alexander honored him with a ceremonial funeral.

6 . Marcus Ulpius Trajanus

Marcus Ulpius Trajanus
Marcus Ulpius Trajanus

Marcus Ulpius Trajanus was born September 18, 53 in the Roman province of Hispania Baetica in a suburban city of Sevilla, known as Italica. He was son of Marcia and Marcus Ulpius Trajanus. Trojan was one of the most dearly loved Roman Emperors and was a famous gay of his time, well known for his attraction towards young males, which in his time was not an uncommon social trend neither it was a social taboo. People were very well aware of his trends and Abgar VII; king of Edessa sent his young, handsome son to Trajanus in order to seek forgiveness for some misdeed on his part.

7.  Ellen de Generes

Ellen de Generes
Ellen de Generes

Ellen Lee De Generes was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Lousiana, U.S. She got her early education from Atlanta High School and Grace King High School, Metairie followed by education in communication studies from the University of New Orleans. She is the most popular comedian and daytime TV Talk show host. Her show ‘The Puppy Episode’ had a historic bearing upon the gay culture. Degeners relationship with De Rossi came into limelight when De Generes gave a pink diamond ring to De Rossi and announced in May 2008 that they were engaged. They married on August 16, 2008 in their home .The legal status of their marriage was validated by the Supreme Court of California. Rossi changed her name legally to ‘Portia Lee James De Generes’ on September 23, 2010. The couple lives in Beverley Hills with three dogs and four cats. In 1997, De Generes announcement that she was gay, made cover story of the prestigious ‘Time’Magazine.Ellen and her wife Portia De Rossi bought Mr. Pitts Malibu Mansion for 49 million dollars.

8. Jane Marie Lynch

Jane Marie Lynch
Jane Marie Lynch

Jane Marie Lynch was born in Dolton, Illinois, U.S. on July 14, 1960. She got her early education at Thornridge High school and got Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. She got her MFA (Master in Fine Arts) from the Cornell University. She is a well known American Singer, Comedian and Actress. She is famous for her role of Sue Sylvester in the TV series Glee. For this role, she won Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She worked in more than 100 movies and T.V. Shows. Jane Lynch was one of the most prominent Gay actors in Hollywood and one of the busiest lesbians.

9. Lucy Lawless MNZM

Lucy Lawless MNZM
Lucy Lawless MNZM

Lucy lawless MNZM was born in Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand on March29, 1968. She is best known for playing Xena; Warrior Princess, the title character of the T.V. series of international fame and success.She studied German, Italian and French, at The University of Auckland. The People Weekly Magazine named her as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. Lucy Lawless became iconic lesbian on account of Xena, Gabrielle relationship and after performing graphic lesbian scenes in Spartus; Gods of The Arena. She appeared in gay pride events like Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. In 2004 she was honored with Newzeland Order of Merit, authorizing her use of MNZM after her name.

10.  Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo
Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo was born in Saint-Germain-en-Lave, France on July 5, 1972. She is former number 1Wimbledon Winner and Olympic Silver Medalist. Her Lesbian Identity was projected by the media when she embraced her 31 year old girl friend, Sylvia Bourdon after beating Lindsay Davenport at the Australian Open. She was only 19 years then. Davenport commented on her game saying that Mauresmo ‘Played like a man’. She won enormous prize money and is considered one of the wealthiest players.

Conclusion:

Homosexual, gay or lesbian relationship has been known to exist since the very advent of human civilization. At times it has been treated as platonic love while this relationship has been looked down upon from a viewpoint of many religions. Never in the history of mankind, has this relationship been as openly and as widely recognized as it has been in the current times.  It is not the ‘homosexual, gay or lesbian, that needs to be defined, it is rather ‘marriage’ which needs to be redefined in current scenario.

 

 

 

14 Responses

    • Doug Dittmer

      February 25, 2014 10:00 am

      Marriage is, and always has been, a legal contract defined by government. It was established as far back as the Hammurabi tribe of Mesopotamia. Religion never entered into it until a Roman emperor declared that the law would recognize whichever person was declared to be their spouse providing they would swear to it to their God. In fact, the Roman Catholic church performed gay marriage some 700 years ago, and several religions perform them today. In other words, you have limited knowledge of the subject.

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  1. Robert

    January 13, 2013 7:42 pm

    Shemeana however flawed your opinion is you’re entitled to it. I hope that one day you take off your blinkers.

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  2. marcsoton

    January 14, 2013 1:39 pm

    “Famous Gays throughout history” except that Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, and Lucy Lawless weren’t/aren’t gay.

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  3. Snidery Mark

    April 9, 2013 11:23 pm

    Where’s your proof for all this rubbish? Biggest load of crap on the net.

    Elton John, married an Aussie female – so must be all about pretence, is it? I have proof of that. I have proof that homosexuals were the cause of the AIDS epidemic from none other than the US dept of statistics. I have proof that homosexuals were executed in late 19th century England (inter alia) because their miscreant friends dobbed them in to save themselves from execution. Stony resolve if there ever was, eh?

    And yet you paste this sort of crap on the net as Gospel? Typical.

    In the late 1800s homosexuals were climbing over each other to save themselves from execution by dobbing in their “mates”. I have proof.

    We, the world’s population, have been and in some cases still are, executing homosexuals because of the vile and disgusting choice of lifestyle of this misguided group of non-productive excrement.

    You really shouln’t perpetuate lies in an attempt to justify the disgusting. Homosexuality is now and always will be a sin. I don’t know why homosexuals continue to shout and carry on – it must be something to do with justifying their meaningless existence in an effort to be accepted, when in fact the majority in every country on the planet still find homosexuality unacceptable.

    So, this is what homosexuals hold as true:

    Sodomy is making love? Disgusting.
    Homosexuals are entitled beyond the law of decency and above the interests of a child to adopt children, because they cannot have their own. Selfish? Too right.
    Although only 3-5% of the world’s population, homosexuals feel that they have the right to change the laws of the majority to satisfy their misguided delusions to get “married”. They cannot consumate a marriage, they cannot bear children, they cannot even make love. Yet, their “marriage” is the same as hetrosexuals, eh?

    Nothing homosexuals do is acceptable, and naming people such as Michelangelo as homosexuals is a disgrace. Where’s your proof? If there was proof Michelangelo would have been executed along with any of his chums.

    But, then, I’m convinced that homosexuals only believe lies because they certainly aren’t going to Heaven in the next life, so let’s try and attain some semblance of relevance in this life? Wrong.

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    • Kristen j

      December 12, 2016 11:39 pm

      Wow, I wish someone as smart as you think you are would take the time to read about homosexuality (something your poor, poor soul hates so dearly) by other means than a book written thousands of years ago. You consider the account of ancient people as facts yet continue to assume misguided information about a group of people who didn’t do crap to you simply because a man in a Christian get up tells you to. “they cannot consummate a marriage,” are you kidding me? Look up a website dedicated to “debauchery” and tell me how consummated that marriage can be. “They cannot bear children” actually we can we just chose to do it by other means than a penis in a vagina. We also adopt the children y’all throw out as trash and give them a loving home, you’re welcome. You want proof being gay isn’t a choice? Make yourself gay, better yet, ask a gay person. No? You think you’re to good for us vile brutes so you CHOOSE to condescend through means of a computer, be my guest, but I can and shall do as well. Did you know (of course you don’t, It’s a rhetorical question) that over 500 different animals exhibit homosexuality? Hmmmmm How unnatural of nature (can you see the irony? Or smell since your eyes have abandoned all sense of being useful for they see what they wish). Also the amigdala in a lesbians brain resembles that of a heterosexual male, as does the amigdula in a gay man’s brain to that of a hetero female. The distance between the brains also shares resemblance as do multiple more sections of the brain. A study conducted on twins shows that if one twin were to have homosexual attributes the other was 50% more likely to also be gay. The amount of time a fetus developed in the womb is also a factor in it’s sexuality due to the amount of hormones. There are many more facts that I can’t remember however you obviously have a computer, look them up yourself. You just got schooled by a 17 year old girl, I hope that doesn’t contend well with you. I’ve had to read simple crap I already knew based on my body’s physical response to the same sex to justify my own existence all my life because of horrendous people like you who call us irrelevant and disgusting. I’m tired of adults treating me like I’m worthless because of your fucked sense of knowledge, this is why gay suicide is a persistent issue and it shall remain a consistent issue until people of your sort are gone. Don’t want gay people? Kill the straight people they’re the ones who have gay babies. And tell me how the hell gay marriage effects you? Just knowing it exists is the only thing making you churn with rage. If I were to hold you from seeing your partner in a hospital room while on the brink of death you would want the benefits of marriage to the one you love as well (which you’ve had all your life so you don’t know the extent of how vital it can be). Only a small percentage of the world’s population are handicapped yet we have a ramp for the disabled at nearly every building, how unfair we have to accommodate to a group of people (sarcasm of course). And lastly I don’t get pissed at an article entitled “famous Christians in history” and try to prove God doesn’t exist(oh but I can and will try if you want) so how about an open mind and heart to those who are different to you, k?

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    • Kristen j

      December 12, 2016 11:48 pm

      And “Elton John married an Aussie female.” Yeah they know this, they also know gay people have married the opposite gender to avoid persecution from people such as yourself. Oh and if you do agree with the current practices of the execution of gays than you’re going to a place that doesn’t exist entitle hell. I’ll be sure to wave, wash my Porsche for me it’s parked next to my condo. I’m being sent to the sixth layer but I’m sure “god” will move me up a spot in due time.

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  4. Callum

    June 20, 2013 12:12 pm

    It really all comes down to complete denial of education on a global scale, many have had to figure it out for themselves over the Internet world wide.

    Homosexuality is now often considered beneficial to the species because it has remained in the gene pool throughout our history, and that it is beneficial in a tribe context regarding the preservation of resources.

    I hope the ignorant people like the one above are named and shamed before their children and grand children in future. Attitudes are changing, and ones like yours will be preserved for the world to see as a reminder that education on all sides is paramount.

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      • Tahir

        September 22, 2016 1:48 am

        sex is for production of human kind. its a very senstive activity highly emotional. people such like gays and lesbians will justify sex with animals for pleasure porpose while its not just for the pleasure purpose. gays and lesbians are those who opposed well of God. thy will and are facing physical, mental and many other complexties.

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  5. Callum

    June 20, 2013 12:17 pm

    Oh and it’s beneficial in a tribe context because me and my boyfriend are totally out of the equation, leaving more females for straight males to love (and oppress)

    It is not a choice for most people.
    It is natural
    and it is a good thing

    Saying otherwise in the future will slowly start to go against you in many ways. Educate yourself on homosexuals and transsexuals and the truth about nature and sexuality and end the centuries of repression and oppression of our wonderful diversity as a species

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  6. Callum

    June 20, 2013 12:22 pm

    I mean, do these people ever consider in 50 years time people might read their comments on here and their approval of the torture and execution of millions of innocent people.

    Gays aren’t a “subculture” or “lifestyle” they are a fully integrated part of society. Doctors, teachers, soldiers many of whome have been in a loving commited relationship that would put many heterosexual relationships to shame.

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