Martin Luther King Jr., homosexuality, and the early gay rights movement: Keeping the dream straight?

Michael G. Long, Elizabethtown College
Desmond Tutu


Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.