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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.

President Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450 in order to make sexual orientation a legal grounds for dismissal from the US government job sector, on the basis of "keeping up good moral character and conduct". This document shows that the…

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…

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…

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

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…

undeclared witch hunt.jpg
This newspaper clipping talks about the trial of Benning Wenworth against the United States Federal Government that was fought after Wenworth last his security clearance as a government employee after he went public with his homosexual identity. The…

white house picket photos.jpg
This collection of photos depicts a protest at the White House in 1965

LGBT Percentages by State 2010.png
This graph shows what percentage of the total population for each state self identities as LGBT. Individuals were polled during a study conducted by the Gallup Politics Polls in 2012, and the question was, "Do you personally identify as lesbian, gay,…

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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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