Tuesday, 17 May 2011

17th May

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LGBT people born 17th May:


1863 – Charles Robert Ashbee – UK Designer / Entrepreneur – Died 23rd May 1942


1931 – Marshall Herff Applewhite – US Cult Leader – Died 26th March 1997


1950 – Howard Ashman – US Playwright / Songwriter / Director / Producer – Died 14th March 1991


1951 – Simon Hughes – UK Politician


1956 – Annise Parker – US Politician


1960 – Mark de Solla Price – US Author / Journalist / Activist


1969 – Thom Filicia – US Presenter


1981 – Ted Culonga – Hungarian Porn


1981 – R.J. Helton – US Singer / Reality TV [American Idol]


1989 – Tully Satre – US Author / Activist



And those who died:


1999 – James Broughton – US Poet / Director – Born 10th November 1913


2003 – C.A. Tripp – US Psychologist / Author / Activist – Born 4th October 1919


2006 – John Marsden – Australian Lawyer / Activist – Born 3rd January 1942


2009 – Octavia St Laurent – US Entertainer – Born 1st May 1970



Events in LGBT History:


1992 – World Health Organisation removes homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases


2004 – Same-sex marriage licences issued in Massachusetts, USA


2007 – IGLTA Annual Convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada [ran until 21st May 2007]


2007 – 17th Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada [ran until 27th May 2007]


2007 – Ohio state governor issues executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector


2008 – gays.com launched


2010 – Same-sex marriage legalised in Portugal


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