that historical figure isn't gay they are married with children
Prior to the 20th century marriage was a necessity to maintain social status and power. And due to the nature of things children were a condition of marriage. Rarely were marriages for love or representative of ones own personal attractions. Historians tend to deny sources that give accounts of homosexual behavior due to internalized homophobia. History is a lot easier to understand with only straight people involved, but the fact remains queer people didn't appear out of nowhere in the 20th century. They've been around forever and historians help absolutely no one by assisting in the denial of that fact.
Why do people make shit arguments against queer representation by saying things like, “The percentage of LGBTQ people in the population isn’t that high.” Well neither is the percentage of vampires, but we see plenty of them in our media don’t we?
To all my aromantic but not asexual pals, I love you. No, you’re not broken. No, you’re not just using people for sex. No, who you are isn’t wrong. And no, you’re not a bad person because of this. Trust me. You’re not contributing to sexualisation or creating misogyny. You’re perfect the way you are. You are all so amazing and wonderful and I love you all. Please stay safe and have a wonderful holiday season.