In my 6 year quest of reading books on Founding Fathers decided to read a book on Baron Von Steuben, the amazing Prussian/German military genius who proved a godsend to George Washington by introducing order, discipline & rules into the American Army (even wrote the army's first blue book). It turns out he is gay. It's a shame we don't teach this in schools & in our history books. It would make this whole ridiculous controversy over gay policies in the military moot.
I recommend the book "The Drillmaster of Valley Forge" by Paul Lockhart