#ThrowbackThursday: LGBT Rights Activists

All through the month of June we have looked at various aspects of pride to celebrate June, the month of LGBT pride. The Pride Parade, The Pink Triangle and The Rainbow Flag have all been looked at. For the final instalment, a gallery of some of the most famous LGBT activists.

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Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk. The first openly gay man elected in California

Harvey Milk. The first openly gay man elected in California

Bayard Rustin

 

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Bayard Rustin. Gay rights activist and advisor to Martin Luther King

Dale Jennings

Dale Jennings. Founder of Mattichine

Dale Jennings. Founder of Mattichine

Brenda Howard

Brenda Howard. Instrumental in Pride Parade Celebrations

Brenda Howard. Instrumental in Pride Parade Celebrations

Barbra Gittings

Barbra Gittings. Pushed for Homosexuality to be removed as a psychiatric condition

Barbra Gittings. Pushed for Homosexuality to be removed as a psychiatric condition

Stephen Donaldson

Stephen Donaldson. First person to fight a discharge from the U.S. military for homosexuality

Stephen Donaldson. First person to fight a discharge from the U.S. military for homosexuality

David Norris

David Norris. Fought for homosexuality to be decriminalised in Ireland

David Norris. Fought for homosexuality to be decriminalised in Ireland

Michael Steed

Michael Steed. British Gay Rights Activist

Michael Steed. British Gay Rights Activist

Frank Kamey

Frank Kameny. Pushed for homosexuality to be declassified as a mental illness

Frank Kameny. Pushed for homosexuality to be declassified as a mental illness

Craig Rodwell

Craig Rodwell. Founder of the first gay and lesbian bookshop

Craig Rodwell. Founder of the first gay and lesbian bookshop

There are so many LGBT activists. Unfortunately it would be impossible to recognise them all. They all fight for a worthy cause and should be celebrated. Without them the LGBT Community would have so many less rights. They are unsung heroes.

Who is your LGBT rights activist idol? Leave their names in the comments below. Don’t forget you can stay up to date by following on Twitter and Tumblr.

Happy Pride,

Irish x

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