Browsing All Posts filed under »Bisexual«

Mahmud of Ghazni

November 14, 2010


Mahmud of Ghazni, who created a vast empire in the 10th and 11th centuries in present-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and parts of India, made his beloved former slave Malik Ayaz the King of Lahore.

Duncan Grant

November 11, 2010


The complicated Duncan Grant-David Garnett-Vanessa Bell relationship took a truly peculiar twist when Angelica Bell, daughter of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, married David Garnett, who had been the lover of her father not long before her birth.


November 5, 2010


One of the few friends of Czar Nicholas II, poet, playwright and family man Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich was also a secret bisexual with a long history of sexual encounters according to his posthumously published diaries.

Enderunlu Fazil

October 27, 2010


The 18th century Turkish poet Enderunlu Fazil describes the charms of youths from Aleppo to Zanzibar in his Book of the Handsome Ones.

Feodor Basmanov

October 24, 2010


Favorite and sometime lover of Ivan the Terrible, Feodor Basmanov was doomed to fall out of favor, dying (or probably executed) in 1570 after being forced to kill his own father.

Abd-ar-Rahman III

October 20, 2010


Abd-ar-Rahman III, the Emir and Caliph of Córdoba from 929 to 961 and Defender of the Faith, kept two harems: one of women and one of men.

Smoke, Lilies and Jade

October 18, 2010


The groundbreaking 1926 short story "Smoke, Lilies and Jade" was published in the single issue of the Harlem Renaissance literary magazine Fire!!. Bruce Nugent's experimental gem uses stream of consciousness and ellipsis to great effect in this early gay love story.