11/21/2012 10:14 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The Queer Side Of Thanksgiving Uncovered

Each year we gather together with our families (blood or created) and give thanks for the good things in our lives (and perhaps for the bad things that aren't in our lives).

The day centers around food, football, and for many, gearing up for an intense day of shopping on Friday but we here at HuffPost Gay Voices thought we'd do a little digging to uncover the gayer side of Thanksgiving.

From gay Pilgrims to a beloved drag queen creating a pumpkin dessert, these are the things that they didn't teach you about in grade school (or on Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving special).

Thanksgiving's Gay Secrets