Michelle Obama greets gay activist Frank Kameny

This is such an amazing event. Frank is a hero to me and Michelle is so cool. Thanks to John Marble from Stonewall Dems for making the pictures available.


The First Lady and Dr. Kameny (Photo by M.V. Jantzen using a Creative Commons license): Michelle Obama reaching out to greet gay activist Frank Kameny. The First Lady had given a speech at John Berry’s swearing-in ceremony. Theodore Roosevelt Building, Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 1900 E St NW, Washington, DC. Full-size photo.

You Look Familiar (Photo by M.V. Jantzen using a Creative Commons license): Michelle Obama greeting John’s two nieces after her speech. John looks on in the background. Theodore Roosevelt Building, Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 1900 E St NW, Washington, DC. Full-size photo.

The First Lady Saying Hello (Photo by M.V. Jantzen using a Creative Commons license): Michelle Obama reaching out to greet gay activist Frank Kameny. The First Lady had given a speech at John Berry’s swearing-in ceremony. Theodore Roosevelt Building, Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 1900 E St NW, Washington, DC. Full-size photo.

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.