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In 1971, he came out as the first gay candidate for the US congress afterwards he got defeated in the elections his organization created the gay and lesbian alliance of Washington, DC.

Ground Report | New Delhi: Frank Kameny, a gay activist worked for the Army map service, was fired and banned from any government job in 1958 after being arrested by the police for being gay. Born in New York, This Harvard doctor of astronomy then embarked on a long life of activism for the cause of homosexuals. 

He fought discrimination in the public sector, anti-gay laws, and the classification in psychiatry, repealed in 1973, of homosexuality as a mental illness. I was sitting in the front row of guests when President Barack Obama signed the repeal of the law known as “Don, t Ask, Don,t Tell” (“Do not ask, Do not say”), which required the military gay and lesbian to hide his homosexuality under penalty of dismissal. 

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Dr frank kamney is the most one of the most significant figure of united states LGBTQ right movement. He was the very one of the activists who put light on LGBTQ. Pride month is celebrated throughout June as an accolade to those who were involved in stonewall riots. The activist demanded the establishment of places where LGBTQ+ people can be unbolted about their sexual orientation without agitation of being arrested.

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In 1971, he came out as the first gay candidate for the US congress afterwards he got defeated in the elections his organization created the gay and lesbian alliance of Washington, DC.

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Dr kamney bestowed so many quotes which propelled public:-

“He was up and equal to homosexual who would not sit at the back of the bus”

From where it begins

Frank kamney set out in the U. S army during world war II and he accomplished a doctorate in astronomy at Harvard before obtaining a government job in 1975.short time after being on board as an astronomer for the army map service, kameny was square up to by the reports of him being homosexual result of that was frank got fired in January 1958,at the age of 32.

Kamney assembled the very former gay rights protests outside the white house in the 1960s.Yonks ago before the stonewall riots, frank organized one of the country’s first gay rights advocacy groups. Kamney took a step by prosecuting the government in 1960 legal action. However, he did not win the case but was appraised as the very former civil rights claim based upon the sexual orientation to be brought up to SC – but it was just a start of his fight in this journey.

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Frank co-founded the mattachine society of Washington, one of the earliest LGBTQ advocacy groups. In 1970s, he confronted the American psychiatric association’s classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder.  Washington DC named a stretch of 17th street NW near Dupont circle “frank kameny way”. Dr frank worked a lot on bringing this topic in eyes of everyone and Faught a fair fight to equal homosexual in society. He will always be remembered as a great activist.

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“Gay is good” Kameny is the inventor of the slogan “Gay is good” (“It’s okay to be gay”), present on the banners that were waved in front of the White House in 1965, many of which are now part of the collections of the National Museum of American History. A street is named after him in Washington. His personal archive, with more than 70,000 letters, documents and objects, has been in the Library of Congress since 2006, making up “probably the most complete collection of the gay rights movement in the United States,” according to this institution.

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