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Friday, 2 December 2011

December 2nd in Queer History

Events this day in Queer History

Born this day

Steve Rubell (1943 –1989) US.
Businessman / Club Owner

Gianni Versace (1946 –  1997) Italian / US
Fashion Designer

Dan Butler (1954 – ) US.

Tom Limoncelli (1968 – ) US.
Author / Activist

Hildo Groen (1970 – ) Dutch.
Hairdresser / Presenter

Rocky Oliveira (1982 –) [or 2nd May 1982] Brazilian

Died this day

M Carey Thomas (1857 - 1935)  US.

Cardinal Francis Spellman, (1889 - 1967) US
Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop of New York.

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990 ) US

Steve Abbot (1943 - 1992 ) US.

Sodomy in history, December 2nd

1899 — American Samoa is obtained by the United States. It has no law against sodomy, making it the only "free" jurisdiction in the United States.

1909 — The Montana Supreme Court upholds the right of the state to prosecute attempts to commit sodomy under the general attempts statute.

1963 — Earl Kade, a prisoner at the Ohio Penitentiary is killed by another prisoner because he had solicited him. The grand jury refuses to indict the one for murder, feeling that the willful killing of a non-violent person from behind was justifiable if the person had solicited.

On this gay day

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