Queers had a role in the making of America, both as native Americans and settlers according to a new book published in the US. For those who thought the so-called gay community started in 1969 with the Stonewall riots, cultural critic Michael Bronski has a few surprises.
In his book A Queer History of the United States, Bronski demonstrates that native American tribes accepted homosexuality and that it was the puritan settlers who tries to put a stop to it. However, many of the settlers broke away from the new puritanism and founded their own town of Merrymount in 1624. To read the full article, click here