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There are some distinct incorrect "musings" on the sexual preferences of Jan Magnus Bruheim. I don't think it could have hurt either author to actually speak to a family member of the Bruheims in order to verify facts. He never proclaimed to his family to have any other sexual preferences than heterosexual preferences. His family is quite aware of the many girlfriends he had. Just because he did not marry does not mean he didn't like girls. I find it amusing the authors can jump so quickly from a line "But friendship wakes no one up from death" and imply it is a statement regarding a homosexual love. I don't see where it says "But Homosexual Friendship wakes no one up from Death." So I'm confused...why infer? Why not get actual facts. The Bruheim has no issues with sexuality. Their love for Jan Magnus Bruheim exists regardless of his sexual preferences. But before making inaccurate claims the authors may want to do a bit more investigation. It a huge leap and gigantic jump to insinuate because Bruheim had homosexual friends that was he himself was homosexual. I have felt the very same words for my girlfriend when she died...all while being very straight and being married to a man...indeed "Friendship" isn't itself concerned with "gay or straight" titles...so why leap? why make assumptions and turn this poem into a "cause" and not just leave it as it is...which is a beautiful memory of a dear and beloved friend. I don't care whether he was or was not Gay...I only advocate for factual information. Proof before generalizations. Stereotyping can be quite harmful...whether one is gay or straight...both are good. And both deserve factual treatment.