In a newly released book, a gay-rights activist contends several Founding Fathers, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton, had same-sex liaisons during their lifetimes.
79-year-old Larry Kramer, a playwright who is known for combating AIDS and is himself HIV positive, released his book, The American People: Volume 1: Search for My Heart: A Novel, where he makes these assertions. “It’s called a ‘novel’ but that’s just to keep the lawyers away from me,” Kramer said in an interview with CBS News. “I believe everything in the book is true. Everything in there happened.”
Kramer asserted there has been a conspiracy to keep Abraham Lincoln’s gay history out of the record books:
We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay… Why is that not in the history books? Because all history books are written by straight people, and they don’t wanna either admit that, or they wouldn’t know how to recognize what we call “gaydar.”
Kramer is hardly the first to link Lincoln with homosexuality — it has been speculated upon since the 1920s. Along with Lincoln, Kramer believes Washington, Hamilton, seventh president Andrew Jackson, and 14th president Franklin Pierce were gay, too.
“In the case of Washington, he was a big queen, basically,” Kramer said recently on Sirius XM’s Progress.
He decorated everything. He designed all the uniforms, the buttons. The correspondence exists with all the dealers he dealt with in England to make everything. And then there was a man called Baron von Steuben, who was German, who designed all the maneuvers for all the troops of all the great armies in Europe.
And he kept getting thrown out after he made the armies real – like Rockettes. He got kicked out and he came to George. And he and George hit it off like nobody’s business.
“George put him to work right away and they designed all these maneuvers and it was like putting on show,” Kramer added.
The activist also asserted Washington and Hamilton were involved in a relationship. “And there’s no question, that Alex [Alexander Hamilton], really – whether it was a father/son thing — that Alex was very much in love with him. And Alex Hamilton was very handsome. And George was much older,” he said. “And that’s been written about. There was a mutual attraction between them.”
h/t: Universal Free Press
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