Handmade with sterling silver/gold vermeil and recycled plastic.
Katherine Lahusen, lovingly called Kay Tobin, was one of the prominent gay rights activists of her time. As a photojournalist, it was under her direction that many women who identified as lesbian made it to the cover page of The Ladder magazine for the first time.
Along with her partner Barbara Gettings (another prominent gay rights activist), Kay protested against American Psychiatric Association's proclamation of homosexuality as a mental pathology. They lead a successful movement and ultimately the Association revoked it's designation of Homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Kay Tobin Lahusen passed on May 26th 2021.
All profits from all our sales of the Kay necklace go to Naz Foundation which is working to provide care, support and counseling to the LGBTQIA+ community in India.
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