Edited by Lewis Gannett. Free Press. THIS book is already getting noticed. Tripp contends that Lincoln had erotic attractions and attachments to men throughout his life, from his youth to his presidency.
Did Abraham Lincoln Sleep with His Bodyguard? Another Look at the Evidence
Was Abraham Lincoln Gay? The Historical Facts Behind The Rumor
For more information, read Michigan Publishing's access and usage policy. Probably the most controversial—certainly the most newsworthy—issue in Lincoln studies today is the question of whether Lincoln was "gay" or had sexual relations with some of his male companions. That discussion began to simmer in the popular media in the mids but has been given greater credence and focus by the posthumous publication of C. Discussion of the topic in the popular press and on the Internet has not engaged the evidence in a meaningful way but has tended to repeat the same accusations and denials. Instead, this is precisely the kind of issue that Lincolnists should approach in a scholarly and thoughtful manner before inaccurate stories and unsupported conclusions become so widespread that they cannot be corrected. Tripp has performed the valuable service of bringing together in one place a great deal of evidence and information, all of which for the sake of analysis may be placed in one of two categories.
Was Abraham Lincoln Our First Gay President?
The sexuality of Abraham Lincoln — , the 16th President of the United States , has been questioned by some activists. Lincoln was married to Mary Todd from November 4, , until his death on April 15, , and fathered four children with her. Psychologist C. Tripp 's book, The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln described Lincoln as having a detached relationship with women, in contrast to a close male friend with whom he allegedly shared a bed this was not an unusual practice at the time.
But I have documented undisputed facts that have been ignored or covered up by most historians for over years. I think a reasonable examination of those facts reveals that not only was Honest Abe a gay man, he was comfortable with his sexuality and it had a big impact on how he conducted his life, and the civil war. Rubin and Charles has married two girls but Billy has married a boy. The girls he had tried, on every side, but none could he get to agree. All was in vain, so he went home again, and now Billy is married to Natey.