"The love that dare not speak it's name" is not exactly homosexuality. It's pederasty, the love between a man and a boy. Pederasty, or paiderastia, has a long and fascinating history. It has been exalted in many societies, notably ancient Greece and Japan, and has been strictly forbidden in many others; it has had a consistent presence in art and literature (if books were inflammable, I think it's presence would be even more impressive) and has survived in societies which appeared, on the surface, to reject it. The Uranian poets, a group of English writers during the Victorian Era and into the 20th century, represent one of these instances where pederasty was "revived" in art despite social circumstances.