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1979 - Series part 1 of 4

Lynn, MA

In 1979, the Lynn Item ran a four part series about being gay. Local businessman and politician, Jay Gilbert, came out publicly for the article. Before he came out, Gilbert ran for Lynn city council at large in 1969, state reprepresentative for 9th Essex in 1970, and state representative for 1st Essex in 1971. Gilbert was an advocate for gay rights in Lynn.

Pictured: News Clipping

Location: Lynn, MA

Source: The Daily Item

Date: 1979-12-04

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