So was President James Buchanan the first gay president?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    Interesting evidence... he lived with a man for 15 years before he was President... a few letters, including one when Buchanan's "companion" was in France. Buchanan never married (in the traditional sense).

    No doubt he was a crappy President, serving from 1857-1861 and did nothing to slow the Civil War from happening... but was he gay?

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    Feb 10, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    Apparently, there are quite a number of signposts that point to it. Rufus King of NY was his presumed lover.
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    Feb 10, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    Maybe neither gay or straight, he simple could have been bi.