White House Picket for Gay Rights: 1965 by washington_area_spark on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Ernestine Eckstein at the October 23, 1965 picket line at the White House in Washington, DC sponsored by the Mattachine Society. The Mattachine Society, the first homosexual rights group in the modern era in the Washington, DC area, was formed by Franklin Kameny and Jack Nichols in August 1961. On April 17, 1965, the Mattachine Society held the first organized public demonstration for gay and lesbian rights in front of the White House.

White House Picket for Gay Rights: 1965 by washington_area_spark on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Ernestine Eckstein at the October 23, 1965 picket line at the White House in Washington, DC sponsored by the Mattachine Society.

The Mattachine Society, the first homosexual rights group in the modern era in the Washington, DC area, was formed by Franklin Kameny and Jack Nichols in August 1961. On April 17, 1965, the Mattachine Society held the first organized public demonstration for gay and lesbian rights in front of the White House.

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