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Did Our Founding Fathers Condone Homosexuality?

June 3, 2018 - by Brother Lawrence Damien Cos

It is Pride Month here in much of the USA.  The following is an article I wrote to celebrate that fact.

I was on Facebook when I came across an article on Baron Von Steuben who was a famous American general back in the American Revolution and a known homosexual. He was originally a Prussian soldier who was recruited by Benjamin Franklin to help assist American Colonial troops in their fight for independence; He became drill master for the Continental Army and helps make them into a fighting force that could beat the British. The article also claimed he was gay and that it was known by Franklin, Washington and others and they chose to ignore it because of his services to the American cause. This got my curiosity spiked so I decided to check it out further. The following is the results.

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History of the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag

The rainbow flag has become the easily-recognized colors of pride for the gay community. The multicultural symbolism of the rainbow is nothing new. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition also embraces the rainbow as a symbol of that political movement. The rainbow also plays a part in many myths and stories related to gender and sexuality issues in Greek, Native American, African, and other cultures.

Eight Striped Version
rainbow flag with meanings of colours

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Unofficial List Of Famous/Distinguished People In GLBTIQ His/Herstory

Note: This list came from a different website (with their permission), however they are no longer on the internet. I have found that some of the names should not be on this list, so if you find a name which you question, please do a thorough Google search and if the evidence is not there to confirm it, please let me know so that I can remove their name(s) from the list. Thank you!

The names of living persons on the list are identified by an asterisk (*).

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Louise Abbéma (1858-1927), French painter
Bernice Abbott (1898-1991), U.S. photographer
J.R. Ackerly (Joe Randolph Ackerly, 1896-1967), British writer
Abu Nuw·s (756?-810), Arabian poet
Valentine Ackland (1906-1958), British writer
Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1967), U.S. writer
Nick Adams (Nicholas Adamschock, 1931-1968), U.S. actor

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George Hislop, Toronto, ON Canada

On this day in 1980, George Hislop lost his bid to be the first openly gay city councillor in Toronto.  George was one of several openly gay pioneers who tried unsuccessfully to obtain elected office in an era of backlash against the LGBT movement.  He was an iconic hero of the LGBT movement, my mentor, my client and my friend.

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