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Ben Carver (right) started the "Buy Frank a Drink" campaign to help gay-rights pioneer Frank Kameny (left) with his financial woes.
Rebecca Sheir
Ben Carver (right) started the "Buy Frank a Drink" campaign to help gay-rights pioneer Frank Kameny (left) with his financial woes.

D.C. resident Frank Kameny, 85, is known as a pioneer in the gay rights movement. After the U.S. Civil Service Commission fired him for his homosexuality in 1957, he made the first civil rights claim based on sexual orientation. These days Frank is struggling to pay the bills, so a young man in D.C. has kicked off a Facebook campaign to get the legendary underdog back on his feet. In a restaurant on "Frank Kameny Way," Rebecca Sheir talks with the two men about the campaign, and about Frank's ongoing struggle for same-sex rights.

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