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Monday, 22 October 2012

October 22nd in LGBT History

Events in LGBT History: 

Born this day

Lord Alfred Douglas (1870 - 1945) UK
British writer and poet, and the lover of Oscar Wilde. Bosie, as he was known to his friends, married Olive Cunstance in 1902 and they had a son, Raymond, that same year. The 1997 film 'Wilde' tells the story about his relationship with Oscar Wilde.

Robert Rauschenberg (1925 - 2008) US 
American artist, who came to prominence in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Rauschenberg is well-known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor and the "Combines" are a combination of both. Rauschenberg's approach was sometimes called 'Neo-Dada', a label he shared with the painter Jasper Johns, with whom he had a long artistic and personal relationship.

Delmas Howe ( 1935 –  ) US 

Sir Derek Jacobi  ( 1938 –  ) UK 
Actor / Director

Robert Long ( 1943 – 2006  ) Dutch 
Singer, writer, playwright, Radio- and TV-host and songwriter

Claude Charron  ( 1946 –  ) Canadian 
Teacher / Politician / Presenter / Author 

Bill Condon  ( 1955 –  ) US 
Actor / Director / Producer / Screenwriter

Mark Shaiman ( 1959 – ) American 
Composer, lyricist, arranger, musical director and music producer

Saffron Burrows  1972 –  ) UK 
Actress / Activist 

Jesse Tyler Ferguson  ( 1975 –   ) US 

Sodomy in history, October 22nd

1840 — Maine makes its sodomy law gender-neutral.
1968 — The Michigan Court of Appeals upholds a "crime against nature" conviction even though prior acts with others were admitted into evidence.
1971 — The Nebraska Supreme Court upholds a sodomy conviction based entirely on circumstantial evidence.


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