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Friday, 5 April 2013

April 5th in Queer History

Born this day

Hans Mondt (1941 - 1995) Dutch
Disk jockey.

Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929 - 2001 )  UK 
Actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister.

Joe Meek (1929 - 1967) UK
Composer / Record Producer / Lyricist

Kim Ji-hoo  (1985 –  2008) South Korean
Actor / Model

Died this day

Allen Ginsberg  (1926 - 1997) US

Marlon Riggs  (1957 - 1994)  US
Director / Poet / Activist

Sodomy in history, 
April 5

1923 Delaware prohibits probation for sodomy.
1939 Massachusetts requires notice to police whenever someone convicted of sodomy is released from prison.
1961 — The Ohio Supreme Court upholds the sodomy conviction of a man based entirely on "unusual circumstances" occurring near his home and "strange conduct" of the defendant. The dissenters say that they "do not recall reviewing a record more replete with prejudicial error" and that they "cannot find any evidence of acts even related to the charge in the indictment."
1995Arizona Governor Fife Symington vetoes a bill to exempt misdemeanant sex offenders (such as those convicted of consensual sodomy) from DNA testing.


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