Google Doodle at the moment celebrates American homosexual rights activist Frank Kameny, broadly recognised as one of the distinguished figures of the US LGBTQ rights motion, in celebration of Pride Month.
Franklin Edward Kameny born in Queens, New York, in 1925, was an American astronomer, veteran, and homosexual rights activist. He enrolled at Queens College to review physics at a younger age of 15.
He served within the Army all through World War II in Europe. After leaving the Army, he returned to Queens College and graduated with a baccalaureate in physics in 1948.
Later Frank Kameny obtained a doctorate in astronomy from the Harvard University. He graduated with each a grasp’s diploma (1949) and doctorate (1956) in astronomy. His doctoral thesis was entitled — A Photoelectric Study of Some RV Tauri and Yellow Semiregular Variables. He taught on the Georgetown University’s Astronomy Department for a yr.
In 1957, Frank Kameny accepted a job as a US authorities astronomer with the Army Map Service, however he was fired simply months later due to his homosexuality.
He contested the firing all the way in which to the Supreme Court and organised the primary homosexual rights protests outdoors the White House within the 1960s. In 1965, Frank Kameny and 10 others turned the primary to stage a homosexual rights protest in entrance of the White House and later on the Pentagon. Years earlier than the Stonewall Riots, Frank Kameny organized one of many nation’s first homosexual rights advocacy teams.
In early ’70s, he efficiently challenged the American Psychiatric Association’s classification of homosexuality as a psychological dysfunction, and in 1975, the Civil Service Commission lastly reversed its ban on LGBTQ workers.
In 1971, Kameny turned the primary brazenly homosexual candidate for the US Congress when he ran within the District of Columbia’s first election for a non-voting Congressional delegate.
After his defeat Frank Kameny and his marketing campaign group created the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Washington, DC, a company which continues to foyer authorities and press the case for equal rights.
Kameny was widely known for his work as a homosexual rights pioneer, within the final years of his life. In 2009, over 50 years after his dismissal, Frank Kameny acquired a proper apology from the US authorities. In June 2010, Washington D.C. named a stretch of 17th Street NW close to Dupont Circle “Frank Kameny Way” in his honour.
Frank Kameny died in 2011 on the age of 86.