LGBTQ* History You Should Know
(and probably never heard of)
NERO - Roman Emperor (37 AD-68 AD)
NERO did NOT fiddle while Rome burned.
(Fiddles didn’t even exist during this time - and the argument he was playing a lyre is very weak.)
NERO DID MARRY A MAN (Sporus) in a legal ceremony in Rome.
(Actually, he may have married two men over the course of his life.)
Information compiled by:
Eskridge, William N. (Oct 1993).
"A History of Same-Sex Marriage". Virginia Law Review 79