Walt Whitman | Biography, Poems, Leaves of Grass, & Facts | Britannica - Was walt whitman a homosexual
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Gary Schmidgall's Walt Whitman: A Gay Life (), from which the aforementioned inventory is taken, stands as a lonely but monumental. Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the Whitman's own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality. Born in Huntington on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist.