Events in Queer History1975 – Campaign for Homosexual Equality rally in Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Born this day
Virgil Thomson (1896 – 1989), US. Composer
Robert Friend (1913 – 1998) US Poet, Translator
Rosa von Praunheim (1942 – ), Latvian. Director, Activist
Lars Eighner (1948 – ), US. Author
Randy Turner ( 1949 – 2005), US. Singer
Bruno Toniolli (1955 – ), Italian / UK. Dancer, Choreographer, Presenter
David B Feinberg (1956 – 1994), US. Author, Activist
Tonie Walsh (1960 – ) Irish. Activist, Journalist, Presenter
Craig Seymour (1968 – ), US. Author, Photographer, Professor,Stripper, Journalist
Jason Rae (1986 – ) US. Politician
And those who died:
Yukio Mishima (1925 - 1970 ) Japanese. Author
Laurence Harvey (1928 - 1973) Lithuania / UK / South African. Actor
Sir Anton Dolin (1904 - 1983 ) UK. Ballet
Alan Bray ( 1948 - 2001) UK. Historian, Activist
Pierre Seel (1923 - 2005) French. Author
Died this day
Sodomy laws in history, November 25
1120 — The sinking of the "White Ship" kills the sons of England’s King Henry I. A writer claims they died as punishment for sodomy.
1953 — The Montana Supreme Court upholds a sodomy conviction over protests of the prosecutor’s statements. The court reporter did not record them all, thus removing them from review.
1964 — The North Carolina Supreme Court rules that a sodomy indictment merely stating that the defendant "committed the abominable and detestable crime against nature" with a named male person was sufficient.
1968 — The Michigan Court of Appeals upholds the constitutionality of the state’s sodomy law.
1980 — The Kentucky Supreme Court rules that circumstantial evidence can be used to prove penetration in sodomy cases.