Gay Pioneers to Be Guests of The Falls Church News-Press at HRCs Silver Anniversary Dinner









WASHINGTON, September 27 (PRNewswire)  –  Two of the original ‘gay pioneers’ who kicked off the modern civil rights movement for lesbians and gays with demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in the mid-1960s, will be the special guests of the Falls Church News-Press, a progressive weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation's capital, at the Human Rights Campaign’s 25th Anniversary National Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 1.

Frank Kameny and Lilli Vincenz, long known for their seminal roles in the movement in its early days prior to the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, are the guests this Saturday of the Falls Church News-Press, whose founder and owner Nicholas F. Benton was also an activist in the formative days of the movement just after Stonewall in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kameny and Vincenz, along with Vincenz’ long-time partner Nancy Davis, were featured speakers at a event held in Northern Virginia in May sponsored by the Falls Church News-Press called “The Gay Pioneers” which included the showing of a video documentary by the same name that featured them and was aired on PBS.

Founded in 1991, the Falls Church News-Press is a certified newspaper of record in Virginia with an audited circulation of 30,108.  It is a member of the Virginia Press Association and has twice been honored as the “Business of the Year” by the Falls Church City Council.

With the slogan, “Local News, Global Perspective”, in addition to its local news content it carries nationally syndicated columns, as well as an exclusive weekly column dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, Wayne Besen’s “Anything But Straight,” and an exclusive weekly column by Tom Whipple on the “peak oil” crisis.



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Posted: 27 September 2005 at 17:00 (UK time)