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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

October 17th in LGBT History

Born this day

Spring Byington ( 1886 –  1971 ) US
Actress

Clifford Kitchin ( 1895 – 1967 ) UK
Author / Barrister

Sumner Locke Elliott ( 1917 –  1991 ) Australian / US
Author

Montgomery Clift ( 1920 – 1966 ) US
Actor

Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers, The Singing Nun ( 1933 – 1985) Belgian
Nun / Singer

Barry Jackson  ( 1946 –  1999)  UK
Activist

Sir Cameron Mackintosh  ( 1946 – ) UK
Producer


Howard Rollins  ( 1950 –  1996) US

Actor

Rebecca Wight  ( 1959 –  1988) US
Hate Crime Victim

Rob Marshall ( 1960 –   ) US
Choreographer / Director

Keith Fulton ( 1965 –  ) US
Actor / Director

Mark Gatiss ( 1966 –  ) UK
Actor / Screenwriter / Author

Rick Mercer ( 1969 –  ) Canadian
Comedian

Ariel Levy ( 1974 –  ) US
Author / Journalist

Ryan McGinley ( 1977 – ) US
Photographer

Tarell Alvin McCraney ( 1980 –  ) US
Playwright / Actor

Died this day


Pierre Bernac (1899 –  1979)  French
Singer

Alberta Hunter ( 1895 –  1984) US
Singer / Songwriter / Actress

Gunvor Hofmo ( 1921 – 1995  ) Norwegian
Author

Kaaseem Adalla Juanda ( ???? –  2005) US
Murder Victim

Daniel Emilfork ( 1924 – 2006 ) Chilean / French
Actor

Andrea Wandell ( ? – 2009  )  UK
Murder Victim



Sodomy in history, October 17th

1956 — An Illinois appellate court overturns the sodomy conviction of two men because no plea had been entered before the trial. The court refuses to publish the text of its opinion.
1958 — A New York court overturns the disorderly conduct charge against two men for fondling each other in a restroom, because they did not solicit.




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