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HRC Releases Statement on Passing of Frank Kameny

frank kameny hrcPost submitted by Michael Cole-Schwartz, Former HRC Director of Communications

Upon the news that LGBT equality pioneer Frank Kameny has died, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese issued the following statement:

 “Frank Kameny led an extraordinary life marked by heroic activism that set a path for the modern LGBT civil rights movement.  From his early days fighting institutionalized discrimination in the federal workforce, Dr. Kameny taught us all that 'Gay is Good.'  frank kamenyAs we say goodbye to this trailblazer on National Coming Out Day, we remember the remarkable power we all have to change the world by living our lives like Frank -- openly, honestly and authentically.”

 In 2006, Kameny was presented with the National Capital Leadership award at HRC's National Dinner. He said of the honor: "It's always nice to feel that the things that I've worked on have paid off to the extent where they're considered worthy enough to be recognized."kameny for congress

For more on Kameny's legacy, watch the video below and follow today's stories in Metro Weekly and the Washington Blade.

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