- Present at the Creation, slate.com
- Frank Kameny, pioneering gay activist, dies at 86, Wall Street Journal
- Franklin Kameny, Gay Rights Pioneer, Dies at 86, New York Times
- Frank Kameny, a pioneer for gay rights on many fronts, Washington Post Op-Ed
- Frank Kameny, leading gay rights activist, dies at 86, Washington Post
- Longtime Gay Activist Frank Kameny Dies, Washington Blade
- Frank Kameny Dies at 86, Metro Weekly
- The Pioneer, Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast
- Full coverage at the Washington Blade, including this nugget:
At the conclusion of the war, Kameny returned to Queens College after being discharged from the Army in 1946. He completed his undergraduate work less than two years later and began his studies at Harvard. While there, he taught astronomy at Yale University and later traveled to Arizona and Northern Island, where he conducted research in astronomy at internationally acclaimed observatories. After receiving his PhD. at Harvard in 1956, he began teaching astronomy at Georgetown University.
In 1957, he left Georgetown after being recruited by the government to take a job as an astronomer with the Army Map Service in Washington. The nation’s race against the Russians for superiority in space had just begun in full force. Kameny had set his sights, among other things, on a possible role in the U.S. space program. A short time later, Congress created the National Aeronautics & Space Administration. Kameny has said he would have seriously considered applying to become an astronaut. But that was not to come about.
...His longtime friend and fellow activist, Craig Howell, has said that had it not been for the government’s discovery of his sexual orientation, Kameny would likely have become one of the world’s eminent astronomers.