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October 30, 2004

Was Abe gay?

This LA Weekly article reviews the late C.A. Tripp's forthcoming book -- The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln (Free Press 2005) -- in which the author concludes that there is a reasonable probability that Abraham Lincoln was gay. There actually has been speculation about Tripp's conclusion in historical circles for quite some time. Indeed, I recall Gore Vidal stating in television interviews years ago that, in researching his 1984 historical novel Lincoln, he began to suspect that Lincoln was gay. Give the article a look, and then wait for the return volleys from the more traditional Lincoln biographers.

Posted by Tom at October 30, 2004 10:38 AM |

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If you look hard enough, you'll find some attention-hungry historian or biographer who will tell you that any figure through human history was gay.

(Yawn)

Tell me when someone writes a biography about Liberace and says that he wasn't gay. That'll be an eye-opener. =)

Posted by: Chris Elam at October 30, 2004 2:23 PM

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