Barbara Gittings


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Barbara Gittings (July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007) was a prominent American activist for gay equality. She organized the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) from 1958 to 1963, edited the national DOB magazine The Ladder from 1963 to 1966, and worked closely with Frank Kameny in the 1960s on the first picket lines that brought attention to the ban on employment of gay people by the... more »

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  • ''I want a place where I can sit back in the rocker and say, "Do you remember when we picketed the White House in 1965?"''
    Barbara Gittings (b. 1932), U.S. gay and lesbian rights activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992). Commenting on her fu...
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