Heyy i just have a random question.. were the pirates gay? Or like was it atleast common? And what about the lady pirates?

When there are people there is queerness. So there were gay pirates, and women pirates, though women were actively discouraged from becoming pirates and banned from most pirate ships. Some women dressed as men to become pirates, it is also important to note that some of the people with vaginas who dressed in traditionally masculine clothing were not women but transgender men. 

If you want to read more about queer pirates have a couple of links(be aware that some of the links may contain potentially triggering material):