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Harry Hay

Harry HayAKA Henry Hay, Jr.

Born: 7-Apr-1912
Birthplace: Worthing, Sussex, England
Died: 24-Oct-2002
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated, Ashes scattered in Wolf Creek, Oregon

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gay activist, founder The Mattachine Society

Marching in the 1986 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, Harry Hay wore a vest emblazoned with two messages. The front proclaimed "VALERIE TERRIGNO WALKS WITH ME", and the back said "NAMBLA WALKS WITH ME". He was specifically protesting their exclusion by parade organizers. Hay never actually was a member of NAMBLA.

Father: Henry Hay, Sr.
Wife: Anita Platky (m. Sep-1938, div. 1951, two adopted children)
Daughter: Hannah Margaret Muldaven (adopted 1943)
Daughter: Kate Neall Berman (adopted 1945)
Boyfriend: Rudi Gernreich
Boyfriend: Will Geer
Boyfriend: John Lyon Burnside (1963 until his death)

    High School: Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles, CA (1929)
    University: Stanford University (dropped out)
    Teacher: Los Angeles People's Education Center
    Teacher: Southern California Labor School

    Committee for Traditional Indian Land and Life
    Communist Party USA
    Gay Liberation Front Los Angeles chapter
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    International Bachelors Fraternal Order for Peace and Social Dignity
    Mattachine Society Founder, expelled
    North American Conference of Homophile Organizations
    Radical Faeries
    Western Rangers
    HUAC Hearings
    Took the Fifth (2-Jul-1955)

    Before Stonewall (15-Sep-1984) · Himself

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