Frank Kameny, 1925-2011

I remember once, before being ushered into an interview with Robert Redford, one of his people said to me, “Now don’t be nervous.” I laughed, because the thought of being nervous hadn’t even occurred to me. But I was nervous before meeting Frank Kameny… because he mattered. This man’s whole life made my life better. And he paid a price for his courage. How many times, with a handshake, we mutter the empty words: It’s an honor. But sometimes it is indeed an honor. A very great one. He was, of course, perfectly charming.


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