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Saturday, 20 October 2012

October 20th in LGBT History

Events in LGBT History: 

Born this day

Arthur Rimbaud (1854 –  1891) French
Poet / Anarchist 

Eoin O’Duffy (1892 – 1944) Irish

Hans Warren (1921 - 2001) Dutch 
Poet, writer and literary critic, born in Borsele, whose full name was Johannes Adrianus Menne Warren. He published an extended series of candid diaries of his life and sexual experiences as a gay man in the Netherlands, including the early years when married and closeted, coming out, and later living and writing as openly gay. He is also notable for a fictionalized account of what it was like to be both Jewish and gay under Nazi occupation, in the novel "Secretly Inside".

Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu [3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu]  ( 1926 –  ) UK 

Allan Horsfall  ( 1927 –  ) UK 

William J G Turner  ( 1952 – 1987 )  US 
Composer / Producer / Director / Actor / Screenwriter 

David Sanchez Camacho (1963 –  ) Mexican 

Died this day

Peter Dudley  ( 1935 –  1983) UK

Robert Medley  ( 1905 – 1994 )  UK
Artist / Teacher

James Gleeson  ( 1915 –  2008 ) Australian
Artist / Poet / Author / Critic

Pat Kavanagh  ( 1940 –  2008) UK
Literary Agent

Sodomy in history, October 20th

1896 — The Iowa Supreme Court permits divorce on cruelty grounds due to one spouse’s violating a sodomy statute.
1941 — South African police are called in to quiet a disturbance at a gold mine caused by the dismissal of 122 miners for refusing to stop dances in which boys are squeezed and kissed.
1941 — The Arkansas Supreme Court rejects the request of a sodomy defendant to be sent to a hospital to determine his mental status.


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