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Kay Lahusen

Meet LGBT History Month icon Kay Lahusen

Gittings (L) and Lahusen (R) were instrumental in the early public gay civil rights movements.

Kay Lahusen, also known as Kay Tobin Lahusen and Kay Tobin, is the first openly lesbian photojournalist in America. She was among the first women to chronicle and participate in the early gay rights movement. Her photographs appeared on the covers of some of the first LGBT publications in the nation, including The Ladder and Gay Newsweekly.