The sexuality of William Shakespeare has been the subject of recurring debate. It is known from .. Smith, Bruce R. Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England: A Cultural Poetics (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1991; reissued with a new.
The sexuality argument rests on why Shakespeare wrote the sonnets. If Shakespeare was homosexual (or perhaps bisexual), then the sonnets.
So many arguments are given against Shakespeare being gay – yet his to the sonnets' homosexual content an 'anachronistic assumption'.