Charles W. “Charlie” Baker was fired in 1971 from his job at the National Bureau of Standards for being homosexual. The letter he received from the U.S. Civil Service […]
From 16mm tins “bicycled” around the country for $30 rental fees to today’s Library of Congress digital global platform, Lilli Vincenz’ documentaries on the earliest gay rights demonstrations are now […]
A number of the epic picket signs carried in 1965 in front of LBJ’s White House by the original Mattachine Society of Washington will be on display in the White […]
Our research on J. Edgar Hoover’s “Sex Deviate” program; and the U.S. Civil Service Commission internal memoranda (1964) on homosexuality–“something uniquely nasty”– is featured in a New York Times, May 21 […]
The 10th Archivist of the United States David Ferriero addressed The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., on May 21 at a reception hosted by the international law firm McDermott Will […]
Our “archive activism” is highlighted in a feature in this week’s “Washington Blade”.
I interviewed Washington “Power House” lobbyist Robert Keith Gray almost two years ago (when he was approaching 90) on-the-record for the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. More than fifty years prior to […]
She was the first lesbian member of the original Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. She was Editor of “The Homosexual Citizen”, the Mattachine monthly, under the nom de plume Lilli […]