They were saying how he was very awkward with women and had a particular guy that he slept with. It's also mentioned in his letters. Why would someone not care to learn about history?!
“The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely.” ~ H. L. Mencken