Stephen Donaldson (activist)
Stephen Donaldson in July 1995
|Born||Robert Anthony Martin, Jr|
July 27, 1946
Utica, New York, United States
|Died||July 18, 1996 (aged 49)|
|Other names||Donny the Punk|
Childhood and adolescence (1946–1965)
- "In April 1962, at the age of fifteen, Donny returned to the United States to live with his grandparents in West Long Branch, New Jersey. In high school he was news editor of the school paper, an actor, and a student government officer. He also became active in politics as a libertarian conservative, supporting Barry Goldwater for president" and "considered joining the Young Americans for Freedom but was so uptight that he first checked with J. Edgar Hoover by letter to inquire whether the YAF was 'a communist organization, communist subverted, or in danger of becoming either'". Hoover sent back a reply "praising his concern about communism and then opened an FBI file on the boy". (Years later, Donaldson received a copy of his FBI file through the Freedom of Information Act.)
College years (1965–1970)
Founding of Student Homophile League
Cherry Grove, along with nearby Fire Island Pines, is considered one of the most popular lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-accepting resort communities in the United States. The New York Times quoted one homeowner at Cherry Grove that, "this [is a] wonderful environment where you could be gay and open and hold hands and enjoy life...."
Struggle with Columbia for charter
Publicity and controversy
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, Presiding
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Assisting
After Columbia, John joined the Academy for Educational Development for a brief period before working as an Assistant to Bp. Paul Moore, Jr. during the mid-1970s. On All Saint's Day in 1975, he was instituted as the tenth Rector of Saint John's Church in Greenwich Village, where he served for a decade. In 1985, he returned to chaplaincy and teaching at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, before retiring in 1995. He died November 5, 2014, at his home in Providence, Rhode Island. Before his death, John expressed his desire for a memorial service in Saint James' Chapel, where he was both confirmed and ordained.
John is survived by his three sons J. Douglas Cannon, Jeffrey D. Cannon, and J. Christopher Cannon, his daughter Joanna L. Cannon, and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Letters and cards of condolence may be sent to The Cannon Family, 33 Cockle Cove Road, Chatham, Massachusetts 02659.
BACK TO DONNY...
Brenda Howard is known as the "Mother of Pride", for her work in coordinating the march. Howard also originated the idea for a week-long series of events around Pride Day which became the genesis of the annual LGBT Pride celebrations that are now held around the world every June. Additionally, Howard along with fellow LGBT Activists Robert A. Martin (aka Donny the Punk) and L. Craig Schoonmaker are credited with popularizing the word "Pride" to describe these festivities. As LGBT rights activist Tom Limoncelli put it, "The next time someone asks you why LGBT Pride marches exist or why [LGBT] Pride Month is June tell them 'A bisexual woman named Brenda Howard thought it should be.'"
Subsequent chapters and organizations
Other countercultural activity
Discomfort with gay liberation movement
- Cover: Jacynth Astarin, Arin RedDog, Gary "Starshine" Gilmour, and Wolfie by Erin Flynn
- 3 Mistress Bottom: The editorial
- 3 Mailbox
- 4 News and action
- 4 Tantra in SM: Some thoughts from / by JD Rabbit
- 5 Media views: Reviews of Various Media by Victoria Baker
- 6 Choosing whips: A compendium of uncommon knowledge by Joseph W. Bean
- 13 The corset and sadomasochism part II by Fakir Musafar
- 16 Cross orientation play: introduction by Victoria Baker
- 17 Cross orientation play: spiritual aspects by Jacynth Astarin
- 18 Cross orientation play: Dykes and dicks by Trish Thomas
- 22 Clublist / goings on
- 25 Room 101: SM Porn Reviews by Winston Smith
- 26 Classifieds
THE LOGO OF THIS MAGAZINE IS STRIKINGLY FAMILIAR TO DISCORDIANISM ARTWORK, AND THE WORD MU IS EMPHASIZED ON A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT COVERS IF YOU CHECK OUT LEATHER ARCHIVES LINK ABOVE.
Military experience (1970–1972)
Bisexual activism (1972–1977)
Washington jail experiences and aftermath (1973)
Demonstrations and incarcerations
CLINTON COBBS DAUGHTER HAS A WIKI PAGE... ANOTHER VANGUARD MOMENT IN HISTORY...murderers, cops, prison guards who instigate gang rape...
|Gail A. Cobb|
|Native name||Gail Adrienne Cobb|
|Born||August 17, 1950|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Died||September 20, 1974 (aged 24)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting place||Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland, U.S.|
|Alma mater||St. Cecilia's Academy|
|Relatives||Damon Demetrius Cobb (son)|
Denise Cobb Jackson (sister)
Teresa Cobb (sister)
Donald Cobb (brother)
Clinton Cobb, Jr. (brother)
Clinton Cobb (father)
Gloria Cobb (mother)
|Department||Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia|
|Country||United States of America|
|Allegiance||District of Columbia|
|Years of service||October 1973 – September 1974|