FILE - Frank Kameny, 84, is photographed in his home in Washington, in this June 1, 2009 file photo. The Supreme Court turned a stone cold face to Frank Kameny in 1961, declining to hea

 

              FILE - Frank Kameny, 84, is photographed in his home in Washington, in this June 1, 2009 file photo. The Supreme Court turned a stone cold face to Frank Kameny in 1961, declining to hea
FILE - Frank Kameny, 84, is photographed in his home in Washington, in this June 1, 2009 file photo. The Supreme Court turned a stone cold face to Frank Kameny in 1961, declining to hear his appeal after he was fired as a government astronomer for being gay. Two years before his death in 2011, Kameny received an apology from the government for firing him. The apology came from John Berry, then director of the Office of Personnel Management, in 2013, nominated as ambassador to Australia, himself openly gay. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)