Jack Nichols Photographs and Papers : Digital Collection, 1955-2005
Jack Nichols is a native of Chevy Chase, MD. Until he moved to New York City with his partner Lige Clarke in the late 1960s, Nichols was extensively involved in gay activism and gay life in Washington, DC. He was a founding member of the Mattachine Society of Washington (MSW), participated in MSW’s picketing at the White House, the Pentagon, Civil Service, and at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Nichols was an active participant in annual meetings of the East Coast Homophile Organizations (ECHO) and spoke from the podium on several occasions.
In New York City, Nichols and Clarke founded, wrote for, and edited the early national newspaper Gay. Today he edits and writes for the online newspaper Gay Today (www.gaytoday.com) which is published by the Badpuppy website.
He has generously contributed a wonderful album of photographs of his life in DC and elsewhere from which the following photographs are drawn. The Rainbow History Project (RHP) greatly appreciates Jack Nichols’ generosity in sharing these photographs and more with RHP.
The photographs displayed here are the property and copyright of either Jack Nichols or the credited creators of the photos. They may not be used without permission.
The Homosexual Citizen
May, 1967, page 10
By Warren D. Adkins
(pseudonym for Jack Nichols)
A telephone call from producer Norman Ross took me to
Baltimore on March 22 to appear on John Sterling’s 45-minute show…
Survival: A Speech
By Jack Nichols
I delivered the following speech approximately twelve years ago at a Cancer Survivor's meeting at the Cocoa Beach Country Club on June 6, 1993. Happily, I'm still here to re-run the speech years later in…