I’ll admit that when I was a kid, any vacation that involved constant history lessons instead of constant theme park frolicking was no vacation for me. I was far more interested in beach days, rollercoasters, and pushing my folks to buy me frivolous crap from theme park gift shops than, you know, learning something.
Luckily, I grew up a tad since then, and as an adult, I make sure to indulge in some measure of historical sightseeing in my vacations. When my friend and I decided to take a trip to beautiful Philadelphia, PA, we knew we had our work cut out for us in terms of discovering archival wonders relating to both the city itself and our great country at large.
Let me tell you, we discovered them and then some: with Philly being the birthplace of America and all, we encountered a treasure trove of historical gems, but one thing that deserves notice is the fact that the City of Brotherly Love is host to a vibrant hotbed of GLBT culture and history.