Slater, Don

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Slater, Don Gender: M
Donald Rutherford Slater
born on 21 August 1923 at 02:01 (= 02:01 AM )
Place Pasadena, California, 34n09, 118w09
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 27°19' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°31 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°47'


American gay rights activist, publisher and editor. After serving in World War II, he earned a degree in English literature at the University of Southern California. In 1951 he joined the Mattachine Society, and in 1952 was one of the founders of ONE Incorporated, which published the first national gay and lesbian periodical, ONE Magazine. Slater became managing editor in 1958. After a disagreement between Slater and business manager Dorr Legg in 1965, Slater started his own organization, the Homosexual Information Center (HIC), and periodical, Tangents. Slater died on February 14, 1997, survived by his partner of over 50 years, Tony Reyes.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the book "Before Stonewall: activists for gay and lesbian rights in Historical Context" by Vern L. Bullough (Harrington Park, 2002), p. 103: "Don Slater was born August 21, 1923, at Pasadena Hospital, in the staid, tree-shaded California town of that name, at one minute past 2 am, the firstborn of twin boys, the second being Harvey."


  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Gay and lesbian rights activist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor