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2004 LGBT Local Heroes:
Stephen Kellogg

Gay Men's Buddhist Sangha

Stephen Kellogg
Stephen Kellogg is a pioneer in the gay rights movement. In his early years, Kellogg was president of the Mattachine Society and was one of the founding fathers of Society for Individual Rights. As president of Mattachine, he organized discussion groups, counseling services, progressive multi-denominational religious support groups and legal services for gays and lesbians. Kellogg's leadership raised awareness and civil rights efforts. In the late 70s as HIV spread throughout the gay community, Stephen worked with the Theosophical Society to establish healing and meditation groups to serve those affected by the disease.

Today, at age 86, Stephen is still active in the gay community; he hosts weekly meetings for the gay Buddhist Sangha, he is poet and he continues to volunteer at Laguna Honda.

LGBT Local Heroes 2004

Larry Brinkin & Cynthia Goldstein
San Francisco Human Rights Commission, LGBT and HIV Unit

Stephen Kellogg
Gay Men's Buddhist Sangha

Phyllis Lyon & Del Martin
Lesbian Activists

Willie Walker
GLBT Historical Society

LGBT Local Heroes 2003
Brian Cheu
S.F. Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center (sfgaycenter.org)

Gene Dermody
Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (basoc2012.org)
Golden Gate Wrestling Club (ggwc.org)
Federation of Gay Games (http://208.184.234.197/en/)

Terry Person Harris
Community United Against Violence (cuav.org)

Shana Naomi Krochmal
STOP AIDS Project (stopaids.org)


LGBT Features & Resources
LGBT Programming on KQED Public TV 9
LGBT Programming on KQED Public Radio 88.5 and 89.3
SF LGBT Pride Historical Timeline
LGBT History Links
LGBT Pride Month Resources
2003/2002 LGBT Local Heroes
2001 LGBT Local Heroes
Educator Resources
View other LGBT features...
watch LGBT Local Heroes 2002 slideshow
watch SF Dyke March 2002 slideshow
watch SF Dyke March Celebration 2002 slideshow
watch SF Pride Parade 2002 slideshow and video
watch SF Pride Parade 2002 (KQED contingent) slideshow and video
Kaiser Permanente


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