According to his close associates, Frank Kameny, 86, pioneer of the modern LGBT movement died this evening, Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day. "Frank Kameny sparked national change and set the example for gay and lesbian Americans to live their lives openly and proudly," said Mike Thompson, Acting President of GLAAD. "He taught us the power that our visibility and stories have in changing hearts and minds. Today on National Coming Out Day, we honor Frank's legacy not only by remembering this pioneer, but by continuing his work to speak out and share our own stories."
Read GLAAD's statement on Frank Kameny here: http://www.glaad.org/releases/glaad-statement-passing-lgbt-advocacy-pioneer-frank-kameny