Gay men have always been part of the American military. In an era before gay marriage or open pride, military men fell in love, formed passionate friendships and had same-sex encounters. Due to social and official discrimination, though, most of their stories have gone untold. Baron Friedrich von Steuben, a Prussian military man hired by George Washington to whip the Continental Army into shape during the darkest days of the Revolutionary War , is known for his bravery and the discipline and grit he brought to the American troops. Historians also think he was homosexual—and served as an openly gay man in the military at a time when sex between men was punished as a crime.
Understand important health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men — from sexually transmitted infections to depression — and get tips for taking charge of your health. All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy. Men who have sex with men are at increased risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections. Pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP.
To understand some of the most famous men and their work, sometimes you have to look at the women who stood with them. For Women's History Month, we looked at notable men who left behind well-known, impactful legacies -- and then we looked at the women who encouraged, inspired and worked alongside them. Because when we talk about "great men" we too often forget about the great women around them. From wives who advocated alongside their husbands, to a secretary who helped what is arguably the world's most popular band in history, here are eight women who made a huge impact on the lives of famous men, and who were seriously accomplished on their own. As her husband, Martin Luther King Jr.
Modern history—history, that is, after the fall of Constantinople in —can sometimes seem like a confusing jumble of unrelated events. As a result, many curricula needlessly avoid this exciting period of history. These stories provide great insight into the foundations of the modern world. It covers men from all over the world—from Lorenzo the Magnificent to Count von Bismarck. You can buy a digital copy of this book here.