Throughout history, Cupid’s arrow has found its way to straights and gays alike. Of course, many stories of same-sex lovers have been silenced.
The Christian Church destroyed records about the ancient Greek poet Sappho, who was overcome with passion for another woman named Anactoria.
Around 320 B.C., Alexander The Great and his lover Hephaestion were inseparable, whether it was on the battlefield or in their private quarters.
In 1865, poet Walt Whitman became smitten with longtime companion Peter Doyle in the cozy confines of a horsecar.
In the early 1900′s, author Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas fell in love for a lifetime.
And in July of 2005, Emilio Menendez and Carlos German became the first gay couple to marry in Spain, a triumph of common sense and the state of law.
Here’s to all the sweethearts of 2010.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.