Events in LGBT History, 1st November:1971 – The Body Politic magazine first published (Canada)
1995 – Kings Cross Steelers, the world’s first gay rugby club, founded in Central Station bar Kings Cross, London .
1999 - Nancy Katz became Illinois's first openly lesbian judge when she was sworn in as a Cook County associate judge.
Events in LGBT History, Unknown Dates in November:
1989 – LGBT Youth Scotland founded
2007 – Minneapolis Mayhem RFC founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
2008 – In Newsweekly (later New England Blade) newspaper ceases publication
2008 – Queer Liberacion founded in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas .
Born this day
Hannah Hoch ( 1889 – 1978 ) German
Max Adrian ( 1903 – 1973) UK
Actor / Singer
NA Diaman ( 1936 – ) US
Author / Artist
Tom Waddell ( 1937 – 1987 ) US
Decathlete / Founder of the Gay Games
Bob Hattoy ( 1950 – 2007 ) US
Tim Cook ( 1960 – ) US
Adolfo Constanzo ( 1962 – 1989 ) Mexican
Sophie B Hawkins ( 1967 – ) US
The saints and martyrs of the Christian churches include numerous examples who could be described (in modern terminology) as LGBTQ. Some are officially recognized, some could be considered as saints by popular acclaim - and some have been martyred by the church, persecuted for their honesty in speaking the truth on sexuality and gender identity.
Died this day
Pierre Fitch (1981 – ) Canadian
Porn / Producer
And Those Who Died:
Alfred Jarry ( 1873 – 1907 ) French
Elsa Maxwell ( 1883 – 1963 ) US
Author / Presenter / Columnist
Aladar Marberger ( 1947 – 1988 ) US
Activist / Gallery Manager
Florence Klotz ( 1920 – 2006 ) US
Costume Designer – Born 28th October
Died On Unknown Dates in November:
Lisbetha Olsdotter ( ???? – 1679 ) Swedish
Griffith Vaughan Williams ( 1940– 2010 ) UK Activist – Born 9th November
Sodomy in history, Nov 1st:
1890 — Mississippi adopts a new constitution which permits the exclusion of the public from trials of those accused of the "crime against nature."
1897 — The Illinois Supreme Court is the first to rule that fellatio constitutes the "crime against nature."
1937 — The Mississippi Supreme Court rules that cunnilingus does not violate the state’s "crime against nature" law.
1974 — The Massachusetts Supreme Court strikes down as unconstitutional the state’s unnatural and lascivious acts law. It says that the law can not be applied to private, non-commercial sexual activity between adults.