"But he was probably being facetious" - personally, that’s the problem when one is looking into Voltaire’s opinions (not specifically on homosexuality, on most things really). He’s always torn between a veil of sarcasm and mockery and actual sincerity. Not to mention that sometimes he expresses some opinions to a certain group of people and then the exact opposite view to another group.
If it helps, Nancy Mitford who was a biographer both of Voltaire and of Frederick (and she was not one to pay too much attention to homosexuality, confessing that she “did not understand it”) said that “no one who studies the life of Voltaire can doubt that he had homosexual tendencies”.
*claps hands* Legit reblogging for the commentary. Love it.
temporalequinox asked you: Hi! I love your comic and I’ve been working on a vintage inspired story myself for the passed few years now, but I can never find a great source for clothing of the time period my story takes place in. Do you by any chance have an accurate source that you look to for…