Why do we keep diaries? Who do we write our memoirs for exactly, even to the point of editing parts of our daily life out?
Ian Gleed, or ‘Widge’, as he was known to his pals, due to his diminutive size and for using the word ‘wizard’ at every opportunity, was a WW2 fighter pilot. None of them realised, however, that Gleed was in fact, homosexual.
Categorising homosexuality as something exclusively practised by one group of individuals was not a concept the Romans would have understood.
In ancient Egypt there are tomb paintings of two high officials, Nyankh-Khnum and Khnum-hotep, who are portrayed embracing and touching nose-to-nose. Both men had families of their own, but when they died they were buried together in one tomb.