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Letter from The Mattachine Society of Washington

A single-page letter dated August 28, 1962 from The Mattachine Society of Washington to former House Representative Paul C. Jones. The letter accompanies an enclosed news release (not shown) about the newly formed organization advocating for homosexual rights, signed by Franklin E. Kameny, President of The Mattachine Society of Washington. Handwritten comment in red ink by Jones reads, "I am unalterably opposed to your proposal and cannot see how any person in his right mind can condone the practices which you would justify. Please do not contaminate my mail with such filthy trash."
August 28, 1962
Exhibit Tags:
gay rights, employment, letters, washington d.c., mattachine society, and frank kameny