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posted Friday, October 5, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 40
1 year later, Kamenys ashes still not buried
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1 year later, Kamenys ashes still not buried

By Lou Chibbaro Jr.

Pioneering gay rights activist, Frank Kameny died on Oct. 11, 2011, which happens to be National Coming Out Day. (Washington Blade photo by Doug Hinckle)

One year after gay rights pioneer Frank Kamenys death in his Washington home at the age of 86, LGBT advocates said they would remember his legacy as they celebrate National Coming Out Day this week.

Kameny died of natural causes on Oct. 11, 2011, the day LGBT advocates have designated as National Coming Out Day.

His friends and admirers, while saddened by his loss, said it was befitting that Kameny departed on a day commemorating an action he may have been among the first to take part in in the late 1950s - a proud and open declaration that one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

'His accomplishments for our community are immeasurable,' said veteran D.C. gay activist Paul Kuntzler

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