Barbara Gittings


Age: 75

Summary: gay rights activist who helped to organize the New York City chapter of an early lesbian rights organization called the Daughters of Bilitis in the 1950's, but who first became well known to the public in 1965 when she helped to organize gay-rights demonstrations at the White House and at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: July 31, 1932

Died: February 18, 2007

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania