Nightly News   |  October 12, 2011

Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny dies

Frank Kameny, one of the founding fathers of the gay rights movement, has died. He was 86 years old.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Frank Kameny has died. He was one of the founding fathers of the Gay Rights movement in this country. He was a Harvard PhD , an Army veteran of World War II who was thrown out of his government job for being gay. He picketed and pressured the government all his adult life. He lived long enough to see his old picket signs displayed in the Smithsonian . And he lived long enough to die on National Coming Out Day . The title of his widely read book was "Out For Good." Frank Kameny was 86 years old.