Over the years, American queers have made massive contributions to the advancement of our society and culture. From "The Glass Menagerie" to the work of Andy Warhol, our nation's culture has been drastically shaped by the work of queer people since its inception.
In celebration of the 4th of July, HuffPost Gay Voices presents 23 amazing things America would be missing without queer people. Something you think should be on the list? Tell us in the comments section.