"Gay Is Good": Frank Kameny, LGBT Advocate, Dies at 86

10.12.2011

By Raef Harrison

From The Advocate: Political leaders and LGBT advocacy groups are mourning the loss of Franklin E. Kameny, a singular force in the gay and lesbian rights movement who was willing to stand up publicly at a time when few others dared do so. 

Founder of the Mattachine Society of Washington, Kameny, an astronomer with a PhD from Harvard who worked for the Army Map Service, had vigorously fought his dismissal in 1957... Kameny countered the unfounded notion that gay people are inherently pathological with the simple, brilliant slogan, “Gay is Good.” 

Read the whole story about Kameny and his work over at Advocate.com

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