JFK: 1917 – 1963

It is 50 years ago today that an assassin’s bullet ended the life of America’s then youngest President. His presidency represented the ascendance of youthful idealism in the aftermath of World War II. There are echoes of this in the moderm LGBT rights movement.

“… ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of [humanity].”

JFK inaugural address – January 1961