Asteroid Named for Gay Activist: Several asteroids now share the name of Frank Kameny, who died last year in Washington. According to PhysOrg, "Kameny was a U.S. government astronomer in the 1950s who was fired from his job for being gay. He contested the firing all the way to the Supreme Court and organized the first gay rights protests outside the White House in the 1960s."
The asteroids were discovered and subsequently named by an amateur Canadian astronomer. via PhysOrg