Gay History Veterans Day Tribute: Technical Sgt. Leonard P. Matlovich America’s 1st Out Gay Serviceman

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Thank you for remembering my late friend Leoanard on this historic day. For videos of other interviews with him, as well as his remarks at the dedication of a project he conceived of but never lived to see completed—a memorial to Harvey Milk in Washington DC—and his final speech, please see:

    Thank you.

  2. Rob says:

    Leonard’s grave is in Congressional Cemetery in SE Washington DC. Guess who his nearest neighboring grave site is…..J. Edgar Hoover.

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