Out100: The Activists Who Shaped 2013

The LGBT lawyers, doctors, activists, thinkers, and homecoming queens who changed the world.

BY Advocate Contributors

November 13 2013 9:00 AM ET


Walter Naegle
Photography by Danielle Levitt

From Out:

After using the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington to lobby for the overdue recognition of his late partner, Bayard Rustin — who organized the landmark event — Naegle (above, right) got President Obama to posthumously award Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “If Bayard were alive today,” he says, “he would be very impressed at the pace with which change has occurred in the LGBT community.”

Naegle photographed at Dune Studios in New York City on September 16, 2013

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