by Roger Porter

This article was originally published by EDGE Media Network 

It's not just Tennessee Williams in the 1940s that makes P-Town a notable queer destination. The popping seaside village has a long history of being a safe haven for those outside the mainstream, an enclave of diverse and inclusive poets, writers, alternative movie stars and more. This inclusive vibe stretches back to the town's humble beginnings where it was clear P-Town was something significant – the first landing place of the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620. As P-Town developed through the 18th century, the tiny spot – comprised mostly of whalers and fishermen in those days – established itself as a fishing village and by the 19th century it was one of the largest whaling ports in the country.

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