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Brenda Howard bisexual activist

may her memory be a blessing and the example of her life a call to action

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in memoriam: Brenda Howard a bisexual activist
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12/24/1946 - 6/28/2005

(This information is just a very small amount of who Brenda was and did. Please send in any items that you know or any correction to the information i already have!)

Bisexual activist Brenda Howard, who was a leader of the Gay Liberation Front and Gay Activists Alliance in the early
post-Stonewall movement, died of cancer on June 28, 2005 in Queens.

A militant activist who helped plan and participated in LGBT rights actions for more than three decades. Ms. Howard was a major player in starting the annual Pride celebrations that take place every year around the world. She coordinated the 1-month anniversary rally and the 1-year rally/march commemorating the Stonewall Rebellion, which became the annual New York City Pride March. Howard also originated the idea for a week-long series of events around Pride Day, called Pride Week. Most U.S. states and many countries and cities around the world now celebrate Pride Day/Week annually, descended directly from those first marches and rallies in New York City which Howard coordinated and created.

Howard’s activism included the Gay Activists Alliance; the Gay Liberation Front; the New York Area Bisexual Network’s Info
Line; numerous groups at “The Center” in New York City; the 1993 March on Washington for Gay, Lesbian and Bi Rights and Liberation; and Stonewall 25 (1994).

Ms. Howard is survived by her partner, Larry Nelson. A funeral service was held on Sunday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at Schwartz Brothers Memorial Chapel, 114-03 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills. The burial was private.

A memorial service will be held on July 31, 2005 at 12-2pm Room 301 at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center 208 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011. For directions, see the Center’s website at http://www.gaycenter.org

To Find out more AND sign her GUEST BOOK see the Brenda Howard Memorial Website is at http://www.nyabn.org/brenda






      
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