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Frank Kameny sent out a letter of introduction on behalf of The Mattachine Society to many congressmen, hoping to form some sort of relationship in support of the organization. Unfortunately, in this letter that he received back from Congressman…

This is a photo of Lige Clark was a civilian who worked in the Office of the Army chief of staff, protesting The White House for LGBT Rights. Clarke and other picketers wore sunglasses to mask their identity.

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This is a letter that Frank Kameny wrote to Senator Sam J. Ervin about the rights of LGBT people in the government. Kameny wrote a lot of different letters such as this one to discuss the place of homosexuals in government jobs after he was fired for…

This document is a letter that was written on behalf of The Mattachine Society of Washington DC as a whole, by Frank Kameny, describing the purpose of the organization and outlining its goals. He is requesting that the government change its policies…

When the Mattachine Society of Washington D.C. was established in 1961, the organization drafted a constitution about how things were to be run. This document outlines everything about the Mattachine Society from the purpose of the organization, to…

This questionnaire was issued and created by the Mattachine Society in order to gather information about blackmailing procedures, and how they related to the safety of LGBT people in their jobs and in their daily lives

MSW announcement .pdf
This news release from the MSW came out in 1962 on August 8th when the organization was first developing and embarking on its mission to help LGBT people in the DC area. This document essentially announces the formation of the organization, along…

After being fired from his US Government job in 1957 for being gay, Kameny appealed his case to the court system. He lost in the judicial system twice, and appealed his case to the Supreme Court with a carefully written, unapologetic, 64 page writ of…

Frank Kameny was the founder, and the origin of the shockwave that began the LGBT Rights Activism movement in Washington D.C. He was also the founder of the Mattachine Society

A passage from "Gay, Proud, and Healthy", a statement regarding the psychiatric profession and it's relationship with the LGBT community.
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