This section covers the period when Hay and John Burnside became lovers, their activism in pre- and post-Stonewall Gay liberation, the running of their kaleidoscope business, their move to New Mexico, their activity on behalf of Native American rights, and Hay’s rediscovery by a new generation of lesbian and gay activists.
Harry Hay and John Burnside with a friend’s dog, 1965
Harry and John met in 1963 and lived together as partners and loving companions until Hay's death in 2002.
A Contribution to the Principles of Gay Liberation, 1970
View as PDF Harry found renewed engagement with the new spirit of radicalism among young gay and lesbian activists following the Stonewall Riots in New York in June of 1969.