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1973 - Robert Dow, gay rights pioneer

Lynn, MA

Lynn native Robert Dow was an early advocate for gay issues in New Enghland and president to the Homophile Union of Boston, HUB. He lost his job at Lynn's J.J. Nissen Baking Corp after advocating for gay rights during a TV interview. As reported in the Gay Community News, Nissen's fired him because they were afraid that his political and civil rights activism might give them a bad name.

Pictured: Robert Dow

Location: Lynn, MA

Source: Gay Community News, page 3

Date: 1973-11-17

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