Md. man's button collection tells story of gay rights movement
By By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM
When it comes to history, Al Feldstein is an equal-opportunity collector.
The Western Maryland resident has been making appearances at rallies and protests held by groups on both ends of the political spectrum for decades.
When there, he makes sure to grab a poster, a picture or any other token of attendance he can find, and among his vast collection of items are some 15,000 buttons -- many of them related to the gay rights movement.
Al was kind enough to share some of those buttons with Gay Matters. He doesn't think much of keeping them hidden away, he said.
"What good is keeping it on a corkboard in your office?" he said of his pin collection.