Milton Gay - Its Official

John Milton(1608-1674), the author of Paradise Lost, has been described as the greatest poet in the English language.

As a youth, at university, Milton was known as the 'Lady' of Christ’s College.

Milton had a loving relationship with Charles Diodati. This is recorded in the letters they wrote to each other. There are homosexual allusions in various Milton works including his elegy for Diodati, Epitaphium Damonis (1638).

John Shawcross studied Milton's relationship with his boyhood friend Charles Diodati and concluded that the relationship was homosexual. (John T. Shawcross is Professor of English at the University of Kentucky and author of Milton: The Critical Heritage.)