Sidney Gaunt penned this reminiscence for the editors of VANITY FAIR which tells of his attendance at a London party where he was introduced to Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) and the object of his affection at that time, John Gray. The author insisted, as has been documented in other places, that Gray was the model for Wilde's character "Dorian Gray":
"Once at a Private View in the New Gallery, as I came downstairs, I came on Wilde, in the midst of his admirers, showing more than ever his gift of versatility. Seeing me he made a gesture, and as I went up he introduced me to John Gray, then in what is called 'the zenith' of his youth. The adventure was certainly amusing..."
Click here to read a 1940s article about American sodomy legislation.
An additional article about Wilde can be seen here.