United States Had a Gay President 150 Years Ago

A Gay Man Resided In the White House Between 1857 and 1861

We were surprised to learn that a gay president was in the White House between 1857 and 1861.

Specifically, James Buchanan was gay.

Sociologist James W. Loewen – who earned his PhD at Harvard – wrote in 2012:

There can be no doubt that James Buchanan was gay, before, during and after his four years in the White House. Moreover, the nation knew it, too — he was not far into the closet.

Today, I know no historian who has studied the matter and thinks Buchanan was heterosexual. Fifteen years ago, historian John Howard, author of “Men Like That,” a pioneering study of queer culture in Mississippi, shared with me the key documents, including Buchanan’s May 13, 1844, letter to a Mrs. Roosevelt. Describing his deteriorating social life after his great love, William Rufus King, senator from Alabama, had moved to Paris to become our ambassador to France, Buchanan wrote:

I am now “solitary and alone,” having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone; and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.

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  • Undecider

    Then why all the hubbub? It’s not a rare occurrence.

    • not authorized

      True history is starting to become self evident.

  • No different than the 2 homosexuals that are in office now.

  • Living Witness

    Walking in the delusion of the day – Time is shorter, and the precariousness of the moment fleeting.
    Come to Jesus!

    • luciferfag

      eat shit and die

      • Living Witness

        Thanks for the good laugh, the invitations still priceless, and without doubt, anger free.

      • Living Witness Today

        To Funny, I wonder how funny you think it will be into eternity apart from Christ?
        What a name – What a comment!
        Sad soul and sad mind sad future sad eternal existence
        unless you repent.