Statement on the Passing of Dr. Frank Kameny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
October 12, 2011 (202) 253-1830 cell


WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, we learned of the death of Dr. Frank Kameny. DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II released the following statement:“Dr. Frank Kameny was more than a pioneer. He was definitely that. But he was also a trailblazer, a mentor, an inspiration — a hero. The list of platitudes to describe the father of the modern gay rights movement is endless. In 1957, Frank was fired as a federal government worker because he was gay. That was then.

“We, as gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered all owe a debt of gratitude to the lifetime of work Frank has done on our behalf. May we now stand on his shoulders and continue the fight for equality. Let’s make Frank proud!”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit

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