How History Forgot Another Gay Hero

The man behind the Flower Power Movement

Pulitzer Prize-winning — “Flower Power”, photograph by Bernie Boston of George Edgerly Harris III placing a flower in the gun of a soldier.
Source: Wikimedia

On October 21, 1967, around 35,000 anti-war marchers rallied to the Pentagon. The protestors were confronted by hundreds of soldiers with their bayonets pointing towards the crowd.

A young hippie gay man stepped out the crowd with a bunch of carnations in his left hand. As he walked towards the soldiers, the…




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Kamna Kirti

Kamna Kirti

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