Allen Bernstein's Defense of Homosexuality: “Millions of Queers (Our Homo America),” 1940, by Jonathan Ned Katz and Randall Sell
OutHistory researchers present a previously unknown 149-page manuscript defending homosexuality in 1940. The scholars also document the remarkable life of its author Allen Bernstein (1913-2008), a gay Jewish American husband and father who served in the U.S. military during World War Two. After receiving a less-than-honorable discharge based on allegations about same-sex sexual activities, Bernstein fought an ultimately successful decades-long battle to receive an honorable discharge. Published originally on OutHistory in 2014 and updated in 2019.