T.S. Eliot, Lesbian Fiction Fan?

Sorry about not posting in a while, I’ll be putting up a review later today, but first I wanted to share an article I just stumbled upon.

In  my high school Lit class, I used to amuse myself by finding or inventing gay and lesbian subtext in everything we read. My best friend and I interpreted T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” as a gay love story. I still can’t read it any other way. Now, years later, I just read an article about Eliot’s connection to lesbian literature.

Apparently, Eliot fought hard to get the lesbian classic Nightwood published, even when no other publisher would touch it for the “obscene” content. Here’s the article.

What do you think of Eliot, usually depicted as quite grim and conservative, being shown to have been this radical promoter of lesbian fiction?