Do tell more about James Buchanan's possible gayness if you can please
James Buchanan had a very close relationship with William Rufus De Vane King, a diplomat who served as U.S. senator and the nation’s 13th vice president. King was the only vice president to never have been married and Buchanan was also a bachelor. They both lived together for more than two decades, although that was relatively common for the time.
Those who believe Buchanan and King were “together” say this due to their buddies in Washington D.C., who described King as being effeminate and they (including Andrew Jackson) called him “Miss Nancy” and Buchanan’s “better half.” Their are also letters where Buchanan describes King as his “soulmate”. After King left the United States to become the minister to France, Buchanan wrote to a friend:
“I am now solitary and alone, having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone; and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.”
Also, King showed his own affection for Buchanan at his departure by writing to him:
“I am selfish enough to hope you will not be able to procure an associate who will cause you to feel no regret at our separation.”
King described the pair’s relationship as a “communion”, and they were rarely seen apart.