Thursgay Styles, always staying true to form, has a heart-wrenching piece on homosexual men who continue to live in heterosexual marriages, and the pain of coming out to their wives and families. We're sure you've never heard of this phenomenon, but the woman who remain in these relationships are commonly referred to as "beards." As an educational tool, we're presenting you with our visual guide to Great Beards in History:

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First person to name all ten wins a Gillette Quattro and a bottle of Astroglide!

When the Beard Is Too Painful to Remove [NYT]