Milestones, Feb. 17, 1975

Died. Dr. Howard J. Brown, 50, New York City health official and homosexual civil rights activist; of heart disease; in Manhattan. Afraid that his name might figure in an expose of homosexuals in New York City government, Brown abruptly resigned his post as health services administrator in 1967. Six years later he publicly revealed his sexual orientation and helped form the National Gay Task Force to end discrimination against homosexuals. The organization, said Brown, "can help free the generation that comes after us from the dreadful agony of secrecy." -

Died. Eli M. Black,...

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