Jack Nichols (activist)

Jack Nichols
John Richard "Jack" Nichols Jr. (March 16, 1938 – May 2, 2005) was an American gay rights activist.wikipedia
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Frank Kameny

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He co-founded the Washington, D.C. branch of the Mattachine Society in 1961 with Franklin E. Kameny.
In 1961 Kameny and Jack Nichols, fellow co-founder of the Washington, D.C., branch of the Mattachine Society, launched some of the earliest public protests by gays and lesbians with a picket line at the White House on April 17, 1965.

The Homosexuals (CBS Reports)

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In 1967, Nichols became one of the first Americans to talk openly about his homosexuality on national television when he appeared in CBS Reports: The Homosexuals, a CBS News documentary.
Peters worked with the New York chapter of the Mattachine Society to secure interviews with two additional gay subjects, Lars Larson and Jack Nichols, both of whom were fully accepting of their sexuality.

Lige Clarke

Eventually this passion for "hillbillies" would lead to the first great love of his life, Lige Clarke, who was from Kentucky. With his partner Lige Clarke, Nichols began writing the column "The Homosexual Citizen" for Screw magazine in 1968.
He was the author of two books with his lover, Jack Nichols.

San Francisco Sentinel

Nichols was hired in 1981 as the news editor of the San Francisco Sentinel.
Beardemphl hired Jack Nichols as his news editor, and in 1982 brought Alfred back, this time as Editor-in-Chief.

Mattachine Society

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He co-founded the Washington, D.C. branch of the Mattachine Society in 1961 with Franklin E. Kameny.

Chevy Chase, Maryland

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He was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland and came out as gay to his parents as a teenager.

Coming out

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He was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland and came out as gay to his parents as a teenager.

Gay

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He was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland and came out as gay to his parents as a teenager.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

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He lived with the uncle and aunt of Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi for three years and learned Persian.

Walt Whitman

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Nichols was inspired at age 15 by the poems of Walt Whitman and the works of Robert Burns.

Robert Burns

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Nichols was inspired at age 15 by the poems of Walt Whitman and the works of Robert Burns.

Edward Sagarin

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He recalled to Owen Keehnen that, as early as 1955, he was sharing Donald Webster Cory's book The Homosexual in America with his gay friends.

National Council of Churches

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This organization was pioneering in forging links between the gay rights movement and the National Council of Churches.

White House

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Nichols led the first gay rights march on the White House, in April 1965, and participated in the Annual Reminder pickets at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, held each July 4 from 1965 to 1969.

Annual Reminder

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Nichols led the first gay rights march on the White House, in April 1965, and participated in the Annual Reminder pickets at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, held each July 4 from 1965 to 1969.

Independence Hall

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Nichols led the first gay rights march on the White House, in April 1965, and participated in the Annual Reminder pickets at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, held each July 4 from 1965 to 1969.

Philadelphia

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Nichols led the first gay rights march on the White House, in April 1965, and participated in the Annual Reminder pickets at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, held each July 4 from 1965 to 1969.

American Psychiatric Association

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He and other activists successfully lobbied the American Psychiatric Association to rescind its definition of homosexuality as a form of mental illness.

Mental disorder

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He and other activists successfully lobbied the American Psychiatric Association to rescind its definition of homosexuality as a form of mental illness.

CBS News

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In 1967, Nichols became one of the first Americans to talk openly about his homosexuality on national television when he appeared in CBS Reports: The Homosexuals, a CBS News documentary.

Neptune Beach, Florida

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The use of the name "Warren" was in deference to one of Nichols' early lovers he met when visiting his aunt and uncle in Neptune Beach, Florida in 1961.

Screw (magazine)

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With his partner Lige Clarke, Nichols began writing the column "The Homosexual Citizen" for Screw magazine in 1968.

New York City

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In 1969, after moving to New York City, Nichols and Clarke founded GAY, the first weekly newspaper for gay people in the United States distributed on newsstands.

List of LGBT periodicals

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In 1969, after moving to New York City, Nichols and Clarke founded GAY, the first weekly newspaper for gay people in the United States distributed on newsstands.

Veracruz (city)

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The publication continued until Clarke's murder just north of Veracruz, Mexico.