Bayard Rustin, the Almost Forgotten, Gay Civil Rights Hero

Bayard Rustin

Buzzfeed contributor Steven Thrasher has written an extensive biography of the gay man who organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and co-organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He details the life of the man who was instrumental in forwarding equality, first for the black community and then for the gay community. There is simply far too much to summarize here and it is a must-read for anyone not familiar with this important figure in the movement for equality.