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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.

Alain Locke

November 3, 2010


Father of the Harlem Renaissance Alain Locke influenced a wide range of writers, artists and musicians. He was also a closeted gay man, which isn't mentioned in most history books.

William Thomas Beckford

October 6, 2010


William Thomas Beckford, the richest commoner in late 18th century England, was hounded into exile after letters he wrote to the future 9th Earl of Devon were found by the Earl's uncle, who advertised the romance in the paper.

Rolf de Maré

October 5, 2010


Rolf de Maré established and ran the Ballets Suédois in Paris from 1920-25 for his lover, choreographer and principal dancer Jean Börlin. Debussy, Satie, Honegger, Milhaud, Albéniz, Léger, Picabia, de Chirico, Bonnard all worked with the ballet.