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Frank Kameny in June 2010
Franklin Edward Kameny
May 21, 1925
|Died||October 11, 2011
Washington, D.C., US
|Alma mater||Queens College, Harvard University|
|Known for||Fired by US government in 1957 for being gay
Co-founder of Mattachine Society, Washington D.C.
Franklin Edward "Frank" Kameny (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011) was an important person in the American gay rights movement.
Following Kameny's death, the giant rainbow flag on the tall flagpole at the corner of Market Street and Castro Street in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco was flown at half-staff for 24 hours beginning on the afternoon of October 12, 2011 at the request of the creator of the rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker.
On November 2, 2011, Kameny's house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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