Born this day:
Moss Hart (1904 – 1961)American playwright and theatre director, best known for his interpretations of musical theater on Broadway. Married and a father, but known by his friends to have been gay.
Neal Blewett (1933 – )
UK Crime Bosses
Paula Gunn Allen (1934 – 2008)US Poet / Literary Critic / Lesbian activist / Author
Mathilde Santing ( 1958 – )Dutch Singer
BD Wong (1960 –)US Singer / Dancer / Actor
Emma Donoghue (1969 –)Irish Playwright / Author / Historian
Raul Esparza (1970 – )US Actor
Van Darkholme (1972 -)US Porn / Actor / Director /
Renee Pornero (1979 ––)Austrian Porn
Zac Posen (1980 – )US Fashion Designer
Tila Tequila (1981 – )US Model / Singer
Died this day:
Jerome Duquesnoy II (1612 - 1664 )Flemish sculptor executed for sodomy,
Caroline Spurgeon ( 1869 -1942)UK Literary Critic / Lecturer / Author
John Sex (1956 - 1990)US Entertainer / Performance Artist
Harry Hay (1912 - 2002 )UK / US Activist
Sodomy Laws in History, October 24
1664 - Flemish sculptor Jerome Duquesnoy II executed for sodomy,
1901 — The Illinois Supreme Court refuses to overrule its 1897 decision that fellatio violates the state’s sodomy law.
1912 — The Arizona Supreme Court rules that fellatio is not outlawed by the term "crime against nature."
1921 — The Arkansas Supreme Court upholds the state’s sodomy against a vagueness challenge.
1945 — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rules that the sodomy law is not so broad as to cover kissing or shaking hands.
1956 — The Florida Supreme Court overturns a sodomy conviction because the defendant was found guilty by a judge before he had rested his case.
Calendar of Sodomy, October