White House Conference 1977

First Meeting of Homosexuals at the White House
March 26, 1977

  In March 1977, a historic conference was held, the first meeting of homosexuals at the White House
to discuss complaints of discrimination by government agencies. Midge Costanza called the meeting,
in her capacity as presidential assistant for public liaisons. Invited were leaders of national gay
organizations including several repersentatives from the National Gay Task Force (NGTF), such as
Jean O'Leary, Bruce Voeller, Frank Kameny, Charles Brydon and Betty Powell; Bishop Troy Perry,
California activist George Raya, Charlotte Bunch, and......the reason this even included on this site,
Pokey Anderson, a founder of the Houston Gay Political Caucus.

Local coverage

recent excellent article
overlook the sensationalistic headline to read about history

Link to Article

Pokey Anderson, far left above and far right below