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Arrests at GayFest 1777

 by Steve Payne

Author says: what if the enlightenment was a purely social phenomena? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).

On June 4th 1777,

Please click the icon to follow us on Facebook.on this day homophobic British police officers from the Philadelphia "City of Brotherhood" Constabulary stormed Valley Forge, arresting the principal organizers of GayFest 1777 - George Washington, Baron Von Steuben and the Marquis de Lafayette.

Before they left the Camp, the police also destroyed the Statue of Liberty which Lafayette had brought from Europe to serve as a symbol of the struggle for LGBT rights in the British Empire.

Nevertheless that struggle against discrimination would be continued by Frederick Gotthold Enslin, John Monhort and the handsome seventeen year old male assistant the Baron employed as his "secretary".

Because even though homosexual sex between two consenting adults in private was criminalised by the States, the practice was widespread particularly amongst the aristocracy. And of course the catalist for the latest arrests was a police report from Daniel Shays who had interrupted Washington and Marquis de Lafayette locked in a passionate embrace and headed for the mattresses.


Author says to view guest historian's comments on this post please visit the Today in Alternate History web site.

Steve Payne, Editor of Today in Alternate History, a Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today. Follow us on Facebook, Squidoo, Myspace and Twitter.

Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Possibilities such as America becoming a Marxist superpower, aliens influencing human history in the 18th century and Teddy Roosevelt winning his 3rd term as president abound in this interesting fictional blog.


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