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Frank Kameny

Evangelism as Therapy

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Encountering the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg in the D.C. Council Chambers on June 27 took me back five years to our battles over the District's marriage equality bill. This time it was a hearing on a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for minors.

The End Goal of the LGBT Movement

George Weinberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
George Weinberg

Let me suggest an answer that would have been unimaginable 50 years ago: Think about a society that views being gay as we now view being left-handed. The goal is for homosexuality to lose all its negative connotations, to become worth mentioning only in special, neutral contexts.

Preventing a Mob

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

In the wake of a violent attack, it is easy to target minorities for group blame. With sufficient provocation, any crowd might turn into a mob.

WATCH: Frank Kameny Debates Same-Sex Marriage In 1974

Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, a legend in the LGBT community in the nation's capital and beyond, died a year ago today. Although ...

Gay Is Good, But Let's Make It Great!

Christopher Dyer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Christopher Dyer

In addition to being National Coming Out Day, today is the one-year anniversary of the death of one of the LGBT movement's founding members, Dr. Franklin Kameny. In 1968 Dr. Kameny coined the phrase "gay is good." Gay is indeed good, but we need to be great.

Asteroid Named For Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- A Canadian amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after U.S. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last year in Wash...

Frank Kameny: 'The U.S. Government Surrendered To Me On July 3, 1975'

Josh Howard | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

Finally, in the early 1970s, two federal courts ruled that the government could not fire people simply because they were gay or lesbian, and the Civil Service Commission grudgingly amended its rules.

Christiana Lilly

LOOK: What The Smithsonian Wants From South Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami

A museum in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has something the Smithsonian in Washington wants: a gavel. Sitting in a glass case at the Stonewall National M...

Frank Kameny's House Sold

Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia home of the late gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, designated a historic landmark, has been sold, The Washington...

Frank Kameny: Star Gazer to Gay Activist

Charles Francis | Posted 03.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Charles Francis

Frank Kameny fought with a sense of confidence honed by his education and training. I don't think his opponents and detractors ever fully appreciated they were dealing with an astronomer -- an astronomer who would spark the LGBT movement for civil equality.

PHOTOS: LGBT Pioneer Honored At Poignant Memorial

Posted 11.16.2011 | Gay Voices

An Obama administration official, three members of Congress and a Yale Law School professor were among the many high-profile figures who attended a po...

LGBT-Inclusive Christians Honor Frank Kameny's Fight For Gay Rights

Joseph Ward III | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Before the New York City riots at Stonewall Inn launched the gay civil rights movement, there was Dr. Frank Kameny.

PHOTOS: Gay Activist Frank Kameny Honored By LGBT Community At Public Viewing

Posted 01.04.2012 | Gay Voices

LGBT activist Dr. Franklin E. Kameny was honored on Thursday with a public viewing at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. Kameny, who was 86 ...

Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny To Lie In State In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last month at age 86, will lie in state on Thursday in the Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Sq...

Frank Kameny To Lie In State At Carnegie Library

DCist | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

GLAA Forum reports that the late gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny will lie in state in the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square on November 3 between ...

Gay Pioneers Speak Truth to Love

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

When Dr. Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings came to speak at Allegheny College, I was 19 years old. I was still closeted then, even to myself, but their honest, open telling of their stories was the first clue I had that there were others like me.

Frank Kameny: America's First Gay Activist

David K. Johnson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
David K. Johnson

Frank Kameny, who died Tuesday at the age of 86, fought longer and harder for gay and lesbian civil rights than anyone else in U.S. history. Although he came to be revered and honored, his struggle came at great personal cost.

Goodbye, Frank

Zack Rosen | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Zack Rosen

I could say a lot about Frank Kameny -- how he never lost the mischief in his eye that allowed him to take on the U.S. government, how he never was ashamed to flaunt the "sex" in "homosexuality." But it's all evident in this video.

Frank Kameny Honored In D.C. (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

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. Coun...

D.C. Politicians Pay Tribute To Gay-Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. politicians are paying tribute to Frank Kameny, the gay rights pioneer who died Tuesday at his home in Dupont Circle. Kameny, 86...

Saving a World: Frank Kameny and the Talmud

James Peron | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Kameny's battles were not just for his rights, nor only for the rights of his friends, but for the rights of all who came after him. 

 Give that some thought. Consider what that means. Generations to come may live a better life because of the battles we fight today.

Frank Kameny Passes

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Frank lived to see one of his greatest fights, to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, come to fruition. And he lived to see an entire new generation benefit from his struggle to live and work openly as a gay man.

Frank Kameny, Gay Rights Pioneer, Dies At 86

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — Frank Kameny, who was fired from his job as a government astronomer in 1957 for being homosexual and became a pioneer in the gay ri...

50th Anniversary of a Legal Revolution

Charles Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Francis

Eight years before Stonewall, Frank Kameny's petition laid out the argument for gay civil equality, not in the streets, but in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Gay Is Good

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

Gay rights activists should use the empirical evidence to argue not just that "Gay is Not Bad," but also that "Gay is Good."