Memorial Service for Gay Rights Pioneer on Capitol Hill

Cannon House Office Building will host public memorial

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    Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny at the White House.

    Frank Kameny, who died last month, will be honored with a Capitol Hill memorial service.

    Members of Congress and the Obama administration are expected to honor Kameny on Tuesday.
    The public service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Cannon House Office Building.
    Kameny died October 11 in his Washington home. He was 86-years-old.
    He spent most of his life fighting for gay and lesbian equality after the federal government fired him for being gay in 1957.
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Kameny’s co-founding of the Mattachine Society of Washington. It is considered the first gay rights group in the nation’s capitol.

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