Was Henry David Thoreau gay?

A great American writer kept secrets

He was the American writer who lived from 1817 to 1862, whose poetic spirit and searching intelligence deeply imprinted on the world.

But Henry David Thoreau, the author of Walden and โ€œCivil Disobedience,โ€ seemed not to have experienced โ€˜sexualityโ€™, or so people thought. As a friend noted, his โ€œinterest in the sex opposite his own, was almost nil.โ€

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