Tag Archives: Mattachine Society

Asteroid Named For Mattachine Society Cofounder Frank Kameny

The International Astronomical Union and Minor Planet Center has named an asteroid after late Mattachine Society cofounder Frank Kameny. A Canadian amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after U.S. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last year in Washington. Kameny, who earned a doctorate in astronomy at Harvard University, was an astronomer with the U.S. Army Map ...

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HomoQuotable – Frank Kameny

“While, Castro had no notion, of course, of what he was doing in this context at that time, in my view and in my interpretation of the dynamics of the 1960s Gay Movement, he triggered Stonewall and all that has followed.News of Castro’s incarceration of gays in detention camps in Cuba came out early in 1965 — probably in March ...

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Flashback: 1967 CBS Report On Gays

Head over to the Advocate for Dave White’s take on this 1967 CBS report titled The Homosexuals, which includes an interview with a founding member of the Mattachine Society, America’s first gay rights group. Dave White: This weekend, for my second visit to The Homosexuals, I took notes. And when I was done my pad of paper was a laundry ...

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LGBT History: The Temperamentals

On Monday, Little David, Eric Leven and I attended the Off Broadway play The Temperamentals, a recounting of the formation of the very pre-Stonewall gay rights group the Mattachine Society. “Temperamental” was code for “homosexual” in the early 1950’s, part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate. The Temperamentals tells the story of two ...

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