There can be several links between gay people and history – whether it is in terms of finding a record of gay people making history or the history filled with stories on how gay people came to be in a state that they are in now, more accepted by society. It should be even safe to say that throughout history one is likely to note that gay people are never limited by their sexuality in order to achieve many things. History is never without them.
Many popular names are often listed under being part of the gay people including the likes of Socrates, Lord Byron and Edward II. Although they have been regarded as gay or bisexual, their contributions to history are bigger than what prejudices there could be upon the mention of their sexuality. The earliest recorded gay people in a relationship may have dated back to 2400 BCE in ancient Egypt. To this day, not everyone is open and kind to the community of gay people but history has a way of making things better today than long ago. Maybe not as accepted in some traditional culture, there are now more communities growing to be tolerant and accepting. Perhaps it is because of the fact that gay people have been partly responsible in shaping a more positive world which we now live in that gives the better reception for them as well.
After all, history written may never really be complete without gay people in them, countless already it seems. Thus, this is the story of the fusion of gay people and history.