Friday, 4 November 2011

4th November

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LGBT People Born 4th November:


1896 – JR Ackerley – UK Author / Playwright / POW – Died 4th June 1967


1912 – Frances Faye – US Singer / Actress – Died 8th November 1991


1921 – Sam Wagstaff – US Art Collector – Died 14th January 1987


1933 – Barbara Grier – US Author / Publisher


1934 – Tommy Abbott – US Actor / Dancer / Choreographer – Died 8th April 1987


1942 – Roxanne Ellis – US Hate Crime Victim – Died 4th December 1995


1946 – Robert Mapplethorpe – US Photographer – Died 9th March 1989


1956 – John S Arrowood – US Judge


1961 – Jon Robin Baitz – US Playwright / Producer / Actor


1971 – Perry Moore – US Screenwriter / Producer / Director / Author – Died 17th February 2011


1981 – Dan Fishback – US Performance Artist / Playwright / Singer / Songwriter



And Those Who Died:


1918 – Wilfred Owen – UK Poet / Soldier – Born 18th March 1893


1959 – IAR Wylie – Australian Author – Born 16th March 1885


1977 – Keith Vaughan – UK Painter – Born 23rd August 1912


1989 – Trevor Kent – Australian Actor – Born 24th April 1940


1995 – Essex Hemphill – US Poet / Activist – Born 16th April 1957


2005 – Graham Payn – UK Actor / Singer – Born 25th April 1918


2007 – Massimo Consoli – Italian Activist – Born 12th December 1945



Events in LGBT History:


2008 - Arizona & Florida voters pass constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage;


2008 - Arkansas voters pass Act 1, effectively banning adoption by same-sex couples


2008 - California voters ban same-sex marriage with Proposition 8, becoming the first US state to do so after marriages had been legalised for same-sex couples


2011 – Liverpool’s Homotopia festival begins [runs until 19th February 2012]


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