1. Francis says

    RIP Richard Adams. Seems a lot of our heroes in the past are dying recently :( Makes me want to fight for our equality even harder with these brave souls in mind.

  2. ratbastard says

    Stuff like this leave me speechless. We’ve moved a long way since 1975, thanks in large part to people like Sullivan and Adams. R.I.P. Mr. Adams. 65 was definitely too young.

    I don’t think most young gay men and women realize how lucky they have it in 2012. I think many believe the rights they [and others] most likely take for granted didn’t just fall out of the sky one day. No matter who you are, gay or non-gay, man or woman, whatever your so-called race, ethnicity, etc., don’t ever take your rights as a free human being for granted. There are powerful forces in our world who would love to reduce you to serf-like status if they could.

  3. Peter M. says

    “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.”

    Wow, just wow. I knew homophobia was widespread in the 70’s but I would have never thought that this kind of hateful language was coming directly from the government, that’s just shocking. We’ve come a long way since 1975 but there’s still a lot to do.
    RIP Richard Adams, we’ll continue the fight!

  4. John C. says

    So sad to hear the news of Richard’s passing. He and his husband Tony are among the greatest pioneers in the marriage equality movement. I wrote about them extensively during my time at Frontiers Newsmagazine and The Advocate. We became great friends, sharing many happy Sunday brunches together. Richard, you will be missed.

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