The heterosexuality of Abraham Lincoln (–), the 16th President of the United States, has been questioned by some activists. Lincoln was married to.
Rumors abound on the 16th president's sexuality. Here is the historical truth which suggest why Abraham Lincoln may have been gay.
Was Abraham Lincoln a gay American? They cite his troubled marriage to Mary Todd and his youthful friendship with Joshua Speed, who shared his bed for four years. Tripp also asserts that Lincoln had a homosexual relationship with the captain of his bodyguards, David V. Derickson.