Bil Browning

White House photo: Frank Kameny

Filed By Bil Browning | July 07, 2009 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Barack Obama, Frank Kameny, gay icons, gay rights, receptions, Stonewall, White House

The White House sent over this picture of Frank Kameny being honored at the gala reception commemorating Stonewall held last week. I imagine Kameny as thinking, "It was nothing being the first LGBT community organizer, Mr. President. Just doing my job because the government wouldn't let me do my job."


Longtime LGBT activist Frank Kameny raises his hands as while being recognized by President Barack Obama during his remarks at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender reception in the East Room of the White House, June 29, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | July 7, 2009 10:36 AM

There is no human being living with more guts than Dr. Kameny. Unite around him for a single voice. I have suggested this before. We need a "Congress of Gay Organizations" with Kameny presiding. He knew how to get things done with no money at all. What is the excuse of our present collection of Gay orgs?

Viva Frank Kameny.

Also, Bil, you gotta get your new photo of yourself ASAP. You are starting to be able to pass for Dick Cheney.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | July 7, 2009 11:45 AM

I think Bil looks thoughtful and mature.