In Gay City News:

David Carter Hails Frank Kameny as History’s Greatest Gay Activist

Perhaps that case can be made (there is, after all, something to be said for longevity), but coming from the person who managed to write a book about Stonewall that completely ignored Sylvia Rivera it rings about as hollow as a Joe Solmonese homily on Rhode Island Avenue trans-inclusion.

One Response to Uhhhhhhhh….

  1. In 1997 or 1998 Chelsea Goodwin and I drove Sylvia Rivera to a speaking engagement in Washington DC arranged by Jessica Xavier. There were several speakers representing early GLBT activists. It was the first time I ever saw Sylvia in female drag. Frank Kameny was also on the program. When Sylvia saw him she said something to indicate that he did not like trans people. Her speech focused on how T people were present from the beginning, the symbols of the movement, but were discriminated against by gay men and lesbians. That speech was, to me, the beginning of Sylvia’s comeback as an activist voice after an lower profile for about 20 years. She had on a silver sequin dress as I remember, which contrasted starkly with Frank’s brown suoit.

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