Amazon Kindle, UK

Saturday, 13 April 2013

April 13th in Queer History

Born this day

Win Ng  (1936 –  1991)  US
Sculptor / Illustrator

Lanford Wilson  (1937 – 2011)  US

Joseph Douce  (1945 – 1990) Belgian / French
A psychologist and Baptist pastor in Paris, who was openly gay and among the founders of the International Lesbian and Gay Association.

Deborah Batts (1947 – )US

Christopher Hitchens (1949 – 2011 ) UK
English American author, essayist and journalist,who was a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits and in 2005 was voted the world's fifth top public intellectual in a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll.Identified as a champion of the "New Atheism" movement, Hitchens described himself as an antitheist and a believer in the philosophical values of the Enlightenment.
As a student, he was known to be bisexual, and had relationships with two (unidentified) future cabinet ministers. In later life, he was married and primarily straight, but admitted to occasional "relapses".

Terry Lester (1950 - 2003 ) US 
Actor, whose big break came when he joined CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless in 1980. After leaving it in 1989, he worked on the soaps Santa Barbara for a year, and As the World Turns .

Ole von Beust  (1955 – ) German

K Sello Duiker (1974 - 2005 ) South African
Writer, whose debut novel, "Thirteen Cents", won the 2001 Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book written by an African writer. He was a pioneer among Black South African writers in tackling the taboo subject of homosexuality, and male-to-male sexual violence.

Robert Biedron  (1976 – ) Polish
Politician / Activist, who in 2011 became the first openly gay man elected to the Polish Sejm (parliament)

Died this day

Stephen Stucke(1947 - 1986)  US

Sodomy in history, 
April 13

1841Michigan amends its sodomy law to specify that emission of semen is not necessary for completion of the crime.
1883 — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rules that sodomy can now be prosecuted in the state due to a change in the common-law statute.
1955 — The Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds the state’s sodomy law, but notes the Kinsey studies.


No comments:

Post a Comment