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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

October 19th in History, : Dmitri Ivanovich, Russian Czarevich, Patrick Cowley , Divine, Robert Reed

Born this day:

Dmitri Ivanovich: Russian Czarevich
Also called Demetrius Ivanovich, son of Ivan IV and little brother of the Czar Fyodor I. Boris Godunov loved to fellate the boy, but then, after the death of Fyodor, Dmitri was murdered, possibly by order of Godunov, in order to gain the throne himself.

Patrick Cowley:
 American record-producer. He was born in Buffalo, New York and studied English at Buffalo's university. Cowley died of Aids. 

 Drag Queen, singer and actor, who was described by People magazine as the "Drag Queen of the Century". The fat fabulous drag queen, immortalized by director John Waters in such films as "Mondo Trasho", "Pink Flamingos", and "Female Trouble", once described himself as "just another man in a dress."

Robert Reed (1932  - 1992)   US 
 Actor, best known for "The Brady Bunch". Married and publicly closeted, he was nevertheless well-known as gay to colleagues on the series. He was HIV positive at the time of his death in 1992  

Sodomy in History,  October 19

1964 — Judge Allen O’Connor of Connecticut is accused of sex with a young man. He resigns and is disbarred.

1994 — A federal judge in New York follows case law in the state and dismisses a public indecency charge against a man for sex in the bushes. He said it couldn’t be seen by others.

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