There is an urban legend that suggests the first published copy of Hamlet contained an acrostic that spells out ‘I am a homosexual’. That is just a legend of course, because the word “homosexual” was non-existent until the late 19th century, and Shakespeare died more than 400 years ago.
Still, there is a peculiar coincidence. Hamlet spells out ‘I Am A Homosexual’ in first letters of lines of Horatio’s final speech with Prince Fortinbras, if we divide ‘Exeunt’ over three lines. "I shall have also cause to speak,
And from his mouth whose voice will draw on
More; but let this same be presently perform’d, even while men’s minds
Are wild; lest more mischance on plots and errors,
Happen. Let four captains bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage;for he was likely, had he been put
On, to have proved
Most royally: and, for his passage, the soldiers’ music and the rites
Of war speak loudly for him. take up the bodies:
Such a sight as this becomes the field, but here shows much amiss. go, bid the soldiers shoot; a dead march.
Unt, bearing off the dead bodies;
After which a pea-
L of ordnance is shot off"
Considering Shakespeare was likely bisexual, we have every right to call him Shakesqueer and be proud of this great queer genius :-) #LGBT #LGBTUN #rainbownation #rainbow_nation_us #Shakespeare #LGBThistory #queerhumor #LoveIsLove #LoveWins #LGBTPride #LGBTSupport #Homosexual #GayPride #Lesbian #Gay #Pansexual #Transgender #GenderEquality #GenderFluid #Questioning #Asexual #Bisexual #Androgyne #Agender #GenderQueer #Intersex