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Sunday, 14 April 2013

April 14th in Queer History

Born this day

Sir John Gielgud  (1904 –  2000)  UK

Claude Vivier  (1948 - 1983), Canadian
Composer, who was stabbed to death in his Paris apartment by a male prostitute he had met in a bar earlier that evening.

June Millington  (1948 – ) US
Singer / Musician

Mary Wings  (1949 – ) US
Author / Artist / Musician

Jose Maria Mendiluce  (1951 – ) Spanish

Andrew Boff  (1958 – )  UK

Catherine Opie (1961 - )
Artist specializing in issues within documentary photography, particularly investigating aspects of community, including LGBT community.

Andre Boisclair  (1966 – ) Canadian

Paul Denyer (1972 – )  Australian
Serial Killer

Carim Bouzian  (1984 – ) Belgian

Sam Brodie  (1987 – ) UK
Reality TV [Big Brother]

Died this day

Maurice Sachs  (1906 - 1945)  French

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 –  1986) French 
Author / Philosopher

Daniel Guerin  (1904 - 1988)  French
Anarchist / Author 

Sodomy in history, 
April 14

1851 — The Prussian criminal code makes sodomy male-male only, but eliminates the death penalty.
1881 Indiana reinstates sodomy as a crime after a 29-year hiatus and includes the term "carnal knowledge of a man," thus possibly including fellatio. It also abrogates common-law crimes and outlaws "sex toys."
1958 — The Mississippi Supreme Court rejects an entrapment defense in a sodomy case.
1987Mississippi creates a "Sex Offense Criminal History Record Information" program. It creates a state registry of convicted sex criminals, including for consensual sodomy. Employers are permitted to request information about employees from it.
1994 — The Mississippi Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the state’s sodomy law. It also rules that penetration is not required to complete the crime.


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