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W. Dorr Legg (December 15, 1904 - July 26, 1994)

W. Dorr Legg was a landscape architect and one of the founders of the U.S. gay rights movement, then called the homophile movement. He trained at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and from 1935 was professor of landscape architecture at Oregon State Agricultural College, but moved back to Michigan in the 1940s to care for his father and the family business. In 1949, he moved to Los Angeles with his partner Merton Bird. In 1950, the couple founded Knights of the Clock, a support group for interracial gay couples. The couple actively joined the national Mattachine Society, but Legg later led a split to co-found ONE, Inc. As publisher of the organization's journal, Legg was forced to sue the United States Postal Service to defend its right to be distributed through the US Mail. In 1960, Legg started dating John Nojima and they remained together until Legg's death in 1994. Nojima played a key role in supporting Legg financially and recording many ONE events. Legg died in 1994. In 2011, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association announced that Legg would be inducted into its hall of fame.

Timeline & Places:

• December 15, 1904: born.

• 1910s: attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Stati Uniti

• July 26, 1994: died. Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532901909
CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1548165963 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1548165964
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Amazon print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1548165964/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1979617406 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979617406
CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/7789325
Amazon print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1979617406/?tag=elimyrevandra-20


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