F.B.I. and Homosexuality: A History

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The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homosexuality

Alphabetical Subject List

Hoover and Tolson: Authors who dismiss the rumors about Hoover's sexuality and his relationship with Tolson in particular as unlikely.


1940s: Since at least the 1940s unsubstantiated rumors have circulated that j. Edgar Hoover was homosexual.[1]


Wikipedia. J. Edgar Hoover: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover#cite_note-Cox.2C_John_Stuart_and_Theoharis.2C_Athan_G._1988_pg._108-22


Whatever their truth or falsity, how can the rumors about J. Edgar Hoover's homosexuality and cross-dressing be studied as evidence in the history of sexuality?


  1. Terry, Jennifer (1999). An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society. University of Chicago Press. pp. pg. 350. ISBN 0-226-79366-4.


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