About your posts on historical figures: I went through my entire life and only now in college do I learn that Alexander the Great was a gay man! Does it ever bother you that sometimes in schools they don't really mention it?
Yes, it really does! It’s painted as debatable or not applicable, but it feels like everyone’s just ashamed of the possibility. I feel that LGBT kids can take it as meaning that that part of their life should not be public, that it’s something they need to hide. I recently saw a talk where the speaker said that LGBT people need to search for their own history and claim it, which I found very true.
Also, if you’re looking for a fictional account of Alexander the Great’s life, I believe Mary Renault wrote a few books about him. They’re quite dense so I’ve never gotten through them. Might be something you’re interested in though. It’s her interpretation and I believe she places a lot of importance on the eunuch Bagoas in Alexander’s life, if I’m remembering right.