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Thursday, 21 March 2013

March 21st in Queer History

Born this day

Frank Sargeson (1903 - 1982) New Zealand

Ruth Anderson  (1928 – )  US
Composer / Flautist

James Coco (1930 - 1987), US
Character actor, who won awards for his work on Broadway, television and film

Hubert Fichte (1935 - 1986) German
Novelist, who died of AIDS-related illness in 1986.

Gaye Adegbalola  (1944 –)   US
Singer / Musician / Photographer

Zackie Achmat  (1962 –  ) South African
HIV?AIDS Activist / Author / Director

Rosie O’Donnell  (1962 – ) US
Actress / Presenter

Perry Dossett  (1966 – )  Dutch
Singer / Dancer / Choreographer

Jaye Davidson  (1968 – ) UK / US

Died this day

Lilyan Tashman  (1896 - 1934)  US 

Newton Arvin  (1900 - 1963) US

Candy Darling (1944 –  1974) US. Actress

American actress, best known as a Warhol Superstar. A MTF transsexual, she starred in Andy Warhol's films Flesh and Women in Revolt, and was a muse of the protopunk band The Velvet Underground.

Born James Lawrence Slattery in Queens, NY, she changed her name to Hope Slattery in 1963/1964 after she started going to gay bars in Manhattan and making visits to a doctor on Fifth Avenue for hormone injections. Later, she changed her name again, eventually settling on Candy Darling. After appearing in Warhol's films, she appeared in further independent films, and on stage.

Michael Redgrave  (1908 –  1985) UK
Actor / Author / Director

Dack Rambo (1941 –  1994), US.  

Melissa “Mo” Green ( ? - 2006)  US
Murder Victim – Born

Sodomy in history, March 21st

1801 — New York raises the maximum penalty for sodomy from 10 years to life imprisonment.
1804 — The Code Napoléon is introduced in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Monaco, maintaining the "hands-off" attitude of the government toward private, consensual sexual relations.
1806 — Pennsylvania denies bail to accused sodomites.
1893 — English Member of Parliament Edward Cobain is convicted of gross indecency and is sentenced to 12 months at hard labor.
1969 — The District of Columbia Court of Appeals upholds the trial without a jury of solicitation to commit fellatio.


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