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Activism Meets Real Estate

Many DC properties have storied histories, and for the LGBT community, the house owned by the late gay rights activist Frank Kameny has quite the story to tell. The Palisades home, listed on National Register of Historic Places shortly after Kameny passed away in late 2011, recently sold for $725,000. Estate attorney Glen Ackerman notes that Kameny's prominence and the many "tributes and memorial services recognizing him as a nationally acclaimed civil rights leader prompted potential buyers of the house to approach the estate" without the house being formally listed on the market. [WashingtonBlade; Wikipedia photo]