Russia's great lesbian poet, Sophia Parnok's last poems from the early 1930s were inspired by her final love affair with physicist Nina Vedeneyeva.
Miyagawa Isshō's "Spring Pastimes" screen from c. 1750 shows a lot of men-on-men flirting and love-making.
The life-long lover of Louis XIV's brother, the openly homosexual Monsieur, the Chevalier de Lorraine had a powerful hold over his lover.
Known as the Salome Dancer, Maud Allan's dancing career was ruined by a libel suit. She ended up settling down with her lover, Verna Aldwich, and teaching dance to children.
Arrested for sodomy in Germany, composer Johann Rosenmüller escaped and ended up in Venice, where his music in the Italian style made its way back to Germany and greatly influenced other composers.
The only surviving complete frescoes from ancient Greece show a drinking party scene of male lovers, c. 470 B.C. Hot stuff.
The giant of baroque religious music, J.S. Bach's musical justification of his style of composing is the cantata Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan. It includes as its centerpiece the homoerotic aria "Mit Verlangen."