The stories of queer martyrs that come down to us include those of pairs of martyred Roman soldiers and lovers, martyred Roman women.
St. Sebastian, widely celebrated as a gay icon, but this is based on the homoerotic quality of the extensive set of paintings of his martyrdom, commonly depicting a naked male torso riddled with arrows. He was not in fact gay, but deserves attention as a Role Model.
Felicity and Perpetua (d. 2o3), a Roman woman and her devoted slave, who were martyred together, and whose names used to feature amongst the saints listed in the Eucharistic Prayer of the Catholic Mass. (“Eternal Bliss” – SS Felicity and Perpetua, March 7th/ SS. Perpetua and *Felicity, martyrs, 07/03)
Sergius and Bacchus (d. 303), like Polyeuct and Nearchos, these were also two Roman soldiers and lovers, martyred together for their Christian faith – and by far the best known of all the gay saints. (Sergius & Bacchus, October 7th: Patron Saints of Gay Marriage?)
Juventinus and Maximus? (d. 363)