Kight, Morris

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Kight, Morris Gender: M
Morris Lee Kight
born on 19 November 1919 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Comanche, Texas, 31n54, 98w36
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°12' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°02 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°39'

Morris Kight
photo:, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American activist, he was a pioneer in the gay rights movement. In 1969 he and his colleagues established the Gay Liberation Front. Two years later, 1971, he opened the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center in Los Angeles. He served on the Los Angeles County Human Rights Commission for 20 years, retiring in 2002. During his lifetime he amassed a fine collection of gay history and art.

He died January 19, 2003 at a Los Angeles hospice.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1969 (Gay Liberation Front)
  • Work : Start Business 1971 (Non-profit Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center)
  • Work : Retired 2002 (From Los Angeles County Human Rights Commission)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher has memo quoting birth certificate in hand; mother said 8:30 am.

Sy Scholfield quotes a different time from the book "Before Stonewall: activists for gay and lesbian rights in Historical Context" by Vern L. Bullough (Harrington Park, 2002), p. 400: "Morris Kight was born November 19, 1919, at 11 pm into a poor farming family in Comanche County in central Texas. Because his parents didn't have the entire fee for Virginia Morris, the midwife brought from town to help birth him, ..."


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Pioneer gay liberation/rights activist)