02/18/2013 09:20 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, James Buchanan And Other Famous Figures Rumored To Be Gay

President Obama was dubbed "the first gay president" by Newsweek in May 2012 for his continued -- and very visible -- support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

But chances are America really has had a queer president (though obviously not openly so and perhaps not exactly in the ways in which we would use the term today).

In the slideshow below check out the details behind the rumors that have long swirled about Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon and James Buchanan, as well as 12 other historical figures.

Historical Figures Rumored To Have Been LGBT
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