I feel like I have to say this because I have so many Eliza feels:
We’ve all read the infamous Laurens letter, we all saw all the face-touching between Lin and Anthony on stage, we’ve all had our full of all the homoerotic tension between A.Ham and Laurens, and we’ve all had that small voice whispering ‘gaaaaayyy’ in our head.
But that’s the thing: Alexander Hamilton was not gay. He was, in all likelihood, bisexual: there’s a huge case for him having loved John Laurens, and it’s clear that he loved Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, too, desperately. You can hear it in the letters he writes her, the worry he feels for her safety and health mixed with the longing from being so far away from her so often. He adored her, and every word he wrote to her is a testament to that fact. If he didn’t care about her, the attention and affection he lavishes on her in his written work makes absolutely no sense. Attempting to erase Ham’s feelings for Eliza in order to bolster the feelings he had for Laurens does all three of them a huge disservice AND erases Ham’s potential sexuality. Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was so much more than a political move, and it drives me nuts to see her reduced to that.
tl;dr: Best of Wives and Best of Women, guys. Not just a beard.