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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

October 18th in Queer History: Martina Navratilova, Tim Gill, Ien Dales, Uzi Even

Born this day

Sodomy in History, October 18

1954 — David Trago, the elected sheriff of Jackson County, Ohio, is arrested on sodomy charges. He is a religious fundamentalist and the father of 13 children. The first trial ends in his acquittal, but later he is arrested again for attempting to have sex with a teenage male and is convicted and removed from office.
1981 — An Ohio appellate court sustains the libel verdict against Larry Hustler magazine for a satirical cartoon showing his rival, Penthouse publisher Robert Guccione, engaged in a "homosexual act."
1984 — The U.S. Virgin Islands repeals its sodomy law.

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