Harry Hay

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: early gay activist and one of the first to suggest that gays represent a cultural minority who in 1949 formed the Mattachine Society, a secret network of support groups for homosexuals.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: April 7, 1912

 

Died: October 24, 2002

 

Location: San Francisco, California