Brenda Howard was an activist for LGBT rights and other social justice causes, an organizer of the first New York City Pride March, and the longtime partner of a man — and proudly, 'still bisexual and never confused.'
Howard’s partner, Larry Nelson, highlights her accomplishments in a video for the #StillBisexual campaign, posted online today for Celebrate Bisexuality Day. They met in 1994 and were together until Howard’s death from cancer in 2005.
Nelson holds up a series of signs noting that Howard was bisexual, “a member of the poly community,” “a member of the kink community, and “never ‘confused.’”
Howard has been dubbed the “Mother of Pride” for organizing the first march to commemorate the Stonewall riots. She also cofounded the New York Area Bisexual Awareness Network and lobbied for bisexual inclusion in the 1993 March on Washington.
“She was an in-your-face activist,” Nelson recalled in a 2014 interview with The Advocate. “She fought for anyone who had their rights trampled on.”
Watch the video below.