To: President Donald Trump

Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Frank Kameny

Please award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Frank Kameny. His courage and outspoken belief in the phrase he coined "Gay is Good", has given rise to generations of LGBT Americans working to secure their rights.

Why is this important?

Dr. Frank Kameny was the first to fight dismissal from a federal job and appeal it all the way to the Supreme Court. He was the first to run for Congress in 1971. He also worked to remove the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association's manual of mental disorders. He deserves recognition for his pioneering efforts.

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Reasons for signing

  • This is an idea whose time has more than arrived. Please seriously consider this contribution by Dr. Kameny. It is so important to so many!
  • Gay IS good
  • Frank Kameny is a GREAT American, and of no less significance to the civil rights movement than Roy Wilkins or Ralph Abernathy. He DESERVES the Presidential Medal of Freedom!