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
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.
Falls Church News-Press website
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