This story has been sharedtimes. This is an example of what Mark Blechner calls "the closeting of history,"  in which evidence that suggests a degree of homosexuality or bisexuality in a major historical figure is suppressed or hidden. Speed's immediate, casual offer, and his later report of it, suggests that men's public bed sharing was not then often explicitly understood as conducive to forbidden sexual experiments. They lived together for four years, during which time they occupied the same bed during the night some sources specify a large double bed and developed a friendship that would last until their deaths. Share this: It took the late C.
Inthe year-old Abraham Lincoln arrived in Springfield, Illinois, to found a law practice.
Still, if Lincoln was gay, how did it affect his presidency?