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. The first openly gay man elected in California
Bayard Rustin. Gay rights activist and advisor to Martin Luther King
Dale Jennings. Founder of Mattichine
Brenda Howard. Instrumental in Pride Parade Celebrations
Barbra Gittings. Pushed for Homosexuality to be removed as a psychiatric condition
Stephen Donaldson. First person to fight a discharge from the U.S. military for homosexuality
David Norris. Fought for homosexuality to be decriminalised in Ireland
Michael Steed. British Gay Rights Activist
Frank Kameny. Pushed for homosexuality to be declassified as a mental illness
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.
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