Introduction to the National Gay History Project

  • by Mark Segal
  • Wednesday October 5, 2011
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Historians take note. This year's National Gay History Project is a shout out to say that the LGBT community will no longer allow insensitivity, intentional or not, to downplay the contributions LGBT people have made to this country. To put it simply, this year's project is definitive. Without people who were LGBT or LGBT allies, there would be no United States of America. We helped create this nation and we helped keep it together through the Civil War. And indeed, the Founding Fathers not only had us in mind when creating this country, they welcomed and recruited us in their efforts.

Welcome to "We Are America." Stories in this series will run in the paper and online at

Mark Segal is the coordinator of the National Gay History Project and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News.