Bil Browning

Kameny Home Listed in National Register of Historic Places

Filed By Bil Browning | November 02, 2011 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living

Noted gay activist Frank Kameny's home has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places according to the National Park Service. Kameny passed Frank Kamenyaway in October at the age of 86.

The National Park Service has recognized the historic significance of gay rights activist Dr. Franklin E. Kameny, by listing his home in the National Register of Historic Places. "Dr. Kameny led a newly militant activism in the fledgling gay civil rights of the 1960s," said NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "He was a landmark figure in articulating and achieving gay civil rights in federal employment and security clearance cases, and in reversing the medical community's view on homosexuality as a mental disorder." Kameny's efforts in the civil rights movement, modeled in part on African American civil rights strategies and tactics, significantly altered the rights, perceptions, and role of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people in American society.

Kameny will lie in state tomorrow between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the first floor atrium of the historic Carnegie Library, between 7th and 9th streets, N.W. at Mt. Vernon Square Public entrance on K Street N.W.

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