Lovers Lem and Jack, Hyannis Port, 1955.
Kennedy had a boyfriend named Kirk LeMoyne Billings—known to everybody as Lem. Their friendship went back to their days as classmates at Choate School for Boys in Wallingford, Connecticut. Lem traced his ancestry back to the Pilgrims, and the Kennedys were flattered by his love for Jack because they had tried unsuccessfully to break into Boston high society.
Jack Kennedy had numerous female lovers . . . but he preferred to sleep with his boyfriend Lem Billings.