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Frank Kameny Honored In D.C. (PHOTOS)

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WASHINGTON -- D.C. politicians are paying tribute to Frank Kameny, the gay rights pioneer who died Tuesday at his home in Dupont Circle.

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), who participated in the 2010 unveiling of Frank Kameny Way in Northwest D.C., released a statement honoring Kameny for his "contributions to the gay rights movement here in the District and around the country simply cannot be overstated. He risked everything not only for what he knew was right, but also to blaze a trail for those who came after him in an effort to lessen their struggle."

Evans' openly gay colleague, David A. Catania (I-At-Large) also released a statement honoring Kameny and his legacy. "Dr. Kameny will be missed greatly, but his contributions and life’s work undoubtedly will live on."

Below is a slideshow of Kameny's life.

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