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Brokaw No Friend of the Gays?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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When longtime gay activist Frank Kameny thumbed through Tom Brokaw's latest book, BOOM! Voices of the Sixties, he noticed a distinct lack of effete lisps and wasn't happy about it. So Kameny did what anyone who came of age in the '60s would do: He wrote a letter.

Addressed to Brokaw and his editors at Random House, the letter rips into Duncan the Wonder Horse for "simply deleting the momentous events of that decade which led to the vastly altered and improved status of gays in our culture today.... One does not hear even one single gay voice in your book. The silence is complete and deafening."

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