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Friday, 22 March 2013

March 22nd in Queer History

Born this day

Wilfrid Brambell (1912 - 1985) UK

Stephen Sondheim  (1930 – )  US

Robert Chesley  (1943 - 1990 ) US.
Playwright / Composer / Theatre Critic / Teacher

Ilana Kloss  (1956 – )   South African

Antonia San Juan  (1961 – )  Spanish
Actress / Director / Screenwriter

Meghan Chevalier  (1969 – ) US
Actress / Author / Singer

Guillermo Diaz  (1971 – ) US

Died this day

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1687) French 
Italian-born French composer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered the chief master of the French Baroque style.
He was known to be a libertine. Although his life is full of meteoric heights, his love affairs with men and women also brought him down in scandal several times at the great displeasure of Louis XIV.

Dan Hartman (1994 - 1950 ) US
American singer, songwriter and record producer, who died of an AIDS-related brain tumor three and a half months past his 43rd birthday .

Ian Stephens  (?? - 1996)  Canadian
Poet / Journalist / Musician – Born 

Sodomy in history, March

1909 — Washington passes a new criminal code and broadens its sodomy law to cover oral sex, prohibits newspaper description of crimes of sodomy, and repeals its slander law cover accusations of sodomy.
1929  Nebraska outlaws assault to commit sodomy, with a penalty of 2-15 years.


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