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The homosexual in america time magazine

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It was early when Leonard Matlovich stumbled across a story in Air Force Times that would change his life—and alter the course of gay rights in America. After returning to the states, Matlovich, who was raised in the segregated South, worked as a counselor easing racial tension in the service.

It was exactly the sort of resume that Kameny was looking for. Matlovich had become one of the most visible faces of the still-nascent gay-rights movement.