John Burnside, Gay Activist Inventor, Dies at 91

John Burnside, a gay rights activist and the inventor of the teleidoscope, died earlier this week at 91. Burnside was an early gay rights leader and even helped organize the first pride march. “He was not only smart and funny and bright, he was also profoundly, at his core, a gentle man and all that that implies.” For those of you who don’t know, a teleidoscope is sorta like a kaleidoscopes, except it has an open lens and you can see outside.