Saturday, 31 December 2011

LGBT People We Lost in 2011

January


??Murray Seidman – US Murder Victim


2ndReana “Cheo” Bustamente – Honduran Murder Victim


7thCarlos Castro – Portuguese Presenter / Journalist / Murder Victim


7thGenesis Briget Makaligton – Honduran Murder Victim


10thKrissy Bates – US Murder Victim


18thFergie Alice Ferg – Honduran Murder Victim


February


3rdMaria Schneider – French Actress


17thPerry Moore – US Screenwriter / Director / Producer / Author


19thTyra Trent – US Murder Victim


March


2ndPriscila Brandao – Brazilian Murder Victim


8thMarcel Camero Tye – US Murder Victim


10thShakira Harahap – Indonesian Murder Victim


24thLanford Wilson – US Playwright


27thFarley Granger – US Actor


29thBob Benny – Belgian Singer


April


11thSir Simon Milton – UK Politician


21stKen Kostick – Canadian Chef / Presenter


24thNoxolo Nogwaza – South African Murder Victim


May


5thArthur Laurents – US Playwright / Director / Screenwriter / Librettist


7thDoric Wilson – US Playwright / Producer


9thDavid Cairns – UK Politician


June


13thMiss Nate Nate – US Murder Victim


July


20thLashai McLean – US Hate Crime Victim


31st - Didem – Turkish Murder Victim


August


1stCamila Guzman – US Murder Victim


4thRudolf Brazda – German Concentration Camp Survivor


6thGaby – Mexican Murder Victim


September


10thBryan Michael Egnew – US Pastor


10thGaurav Gopalan – US Murder Victim


11thArthur Evans – US Activist


October


??William John Sanderson-Smith – UK Murder Victim


6th / 7thRamazan Cetin – Turkish Hate Crime Victim


11thFranklin E Kameny – US Politician / Activist


22ndStuart Walker – UK Barman / Murder Victim


23rdShelley Hillard – US Murder Victim


29th - Axel Axgil – Danish Activist


30thJessica Rollon – US Murder Victim


November


4thAstrid Carolina Lopez Cruz - ? Murder Victim


7thPeter Burton – UK Journalist


10thBarbara Grier – US Author / Publisher / Editor


17thCassidy Nathan Vickers – US Murder Victim


December


4th ? – Andrew Embiricos – US Activist



It's sad to see so many people the victims of hate crime murders.


If I've missed anyone please let me know.

31st December

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LGBT People Born 31st December:


1897 – Orry-Kelly – Australian / US Costume Designer – Died 27th February 1964


1948 – Joe Dallesandro – US Actor


1962 – Jennifer Higdon – US Flautist / Composer


1977 – Logan McCree – German Porn / DJ



And Those Who Died:


1944 – Felice Schragenheim – German Freedom Fighter – Born 9th March 1922


1950 – Xavier Villarrutia – Mexican Poet / Playwright – Born 27th August 1903


1993 – Phil Andros [Samuel Morris Steward] – US Author – Born 23rd July 1909


1993 – Brandon Teena – US Hate Crime Victim – Died 12th December 1972


1994 – Leigh Bowery – Australian Performance Artist – Born 26th March 1961


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Friday, 30 December 2011

30th December

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LGBT People Born 30th December:


1901 – Beauford Delaney – US Painter – Died 26th March 1979


1910 – Paul Bowles – US Author / Composer / Translator / Photographer – Died 18th November 1999


1915 – Sverker Astrom – Swedish Diplomat


1956 – Mike Lawlor – US Politician / Professor / Lawyer


1961 – Douglas Coupland – Canadian Author


1962 – Kevin Greening – UK Presenter – Died 29th December 2007


1963 – Michelle Douglas – Canadian Activist


1964 – Sophie Ward – UK Actress


1978 – Ivelin Yordanov – Bulgarian Politician


1980 – Jason Dottley – US Actor / Producer / Screenwriter


???? – Lex Kyler – US Porn



And Those Who Died:


1948 – Denton Welch – UK Author / Painter – Born 27th March 1915



Events in LGBT History:


2008 - ACLU sues the state of Arkansas, in the USA, arguing that the state's ban on same-sex adoptions is unconstitutional


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Thursday, 29 December 2011

29th December

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LGBT People Born 29th December:


1898 – Elsa Gidlow – US Poet – Died 8th June 1986


1914 – Billy Tipton – US Pianist / Saxophonist – Died 21st January 1989


1933 – Joseph Maher – Irish Actor – Died 17th July 1998


1957 – Paul Rudnick – US Author / Playwright / Screenwriter


1960 – Sean Martin – Canadian Cartoonist


1966 – Jason Gould – US Actor / Director


1973 – Vince Rockland – US Porn / Musician


1977 – Dave Brinson – UK Politician


1978 – Alexis Amore – Peruvian / US Porn


1979 – Ariel Schrag – US Cartoonist



And Those Who Died:


1994 – Frank Thring – Australian Actor – Born 11th May 1926


2001 – Cassia Eller – Brazilian Musician – Born 10th December 1962


2007 – Kevin Greening – UK Presenter – Born 30th December 1962



Events in LGBT History:


2009 – Malawi couple (Tiwonge Chimbalanga & Steven Monjeza) arrested and expected to be charged with gross indecency at their engagement party


2009 – Mexico City’s same-sex marriages signed into law (effective March 2010)


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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

28th December

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LGBT People Born 28th December:


1888 – FW Murnau – German Director – Died 11th March 1931


1916 – Willmer “Little Ax” Broadnax – US Singer – Died 1994


1927 – Simon Raven – UK Author – Died 12th May 2001


1944 – Antoine Bodar – Dutch Author / Priest


1956 – Birgitt Bender – German Politician


1963 – Malcolm Gets – US Actor


1966 – Eric Evans – US Porn


1974 – Jason Ridge – US Porn



And Those Who Died:


1924 – Leon Bakst – Russian Painter / Costume Designer – Born 10th May 1866


1928 – Edward Perry Warren – US Art Collector / Author – Born 8th June 1860


1965 – Jeremy Wolfenden – UK Journalist / Spy – Born 26th June 1934


1986 – Terry Dolan – US Politician / Activist – Born 1950


2001 – Chris McKoy – UK DJ – Born 5th January 1971


2004 – Susan Sontag – US Author / Activist – Born 16th January 1933



Events in LGBT History:


2009 - First same-sex couple (Alejandro “Alex” Freyre & Jose Maria Di Bello) to legally marry in Argentina and Latin America.


2009 – The Matthew Shepard Act signed into law by President Obama


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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

27th December

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LGBT People Born 27th December:


1901 – Marlene Dietrich – German / US Actress / Singer / Entertainer – Died 6th May 1992


1932 – Fritz Klein – US Psychiatrist / Activist / Sex Researcher – Died 24th May 2006


1944 – Bob Brown – Australian Politician


1961 – Guido Westerwelle – German Politician


1962 – Joe Mantello – US Actor / Director


1973 – Tobias Billstrom – Swedish Politician


1973 – Caesar (Derek Michaels) – US Porn


1973 - Wilson Cruz – US Actor


1978 – Trent Atkins – US Porn / Diving


1979 – Peter Zuckerman – US Journalist


1980 – Oliver Callan – Irish Presenter / Comedian



And Those Who Died:


1989 – Arthur Rhames – US Musician / Singer / Composer – Born 25th October 1957


1991 – Herve Guibert – French Author / Photographer / Journalist – Born 14th December 1955


1993 – Michael Callen – US Singer / Songwriter / Composer / Author / Activist / Musician – Born 11th April 1955


2003 – Alan Bates – UK Actor – Born 17th February 1934


???? – Ryan Shay Hoskie – US Prostitute / Murder Victim – Born ????


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Monday, 26 December 2011

26th December

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LGBT People Born 26th December:


1716 – Thomas Gray – UK Poet / Professor – Died 30th July 1771


1956 – Simon Fanshawe – UK Presenter


1956 – David Sedaris – US Author / Playwright / Comedian


1973 – Reichen Lehmkuhl – US Air Force / Model / Actor / Reality TV [Amazing Race]



And Those Who Died:


1973 – William Haines – US Actor – Born 2nd January 1900


1998 – Hurd Hatfield – US Actor – Died 7th December 1917


2001 – Sir Nigel Hawthorne – UK Actor / Director – Born 5th April 1929


2002 – Herb Ritts – US Photographer – Born 13th August 1952


2004 – Felicia Morena – US Murder Victim – Born ????



Events in LGBT History:


1979 – Francisco Franco’s anti-gay laws repealed in Spain.


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Sunday, 25 December 2011

25th December

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LGBT People Born 25th December:


1908 – Quentin Crisp – UK Author / Actor – Died 21st November 1999


1917 – John Minton – UK Painter – Died 20th January 1957


1934 – Noel Tovey – Australian Dancer / Choreographer / Actor


1936 – Ismael Merchant – Indian Director – Died 25th May 2005


1944 – Kenny Everett – UK Comedian / Presenter – Died 4th April 1995


1944 – Noel Greig – UK Actor / Playwright / Director – Died 9th September 2009


1946 – Phillip Hinkle – US Politician


1949 – Joey Yale – US Porn – Died 18th April 1986


1951 – Christine Kaufmann – US Politician


1953 – Joana Werners – Suriname / Canadian Author


1966 – Stephen Twigg – UK Politician


1968 – Matthew Rettenmund – US Author


1974/8 – Brad Benton [aka Dylan Vox] – US Porn / Actor / Columnist / Blogger


???? – Leo Bramm – Israeli Porn



And Those Who Died:


1950 – Neil Francis Hawkins – UK Politician / Author – Born 1903


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Saturday, 24 December 2011

24th December

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LGBT People Born 24th December:


1837 – Hans von Marees – German Painter – Died 5th June 1887


1928/30 – Robert Joffrey – US Dancer / Choreographer / Director – Died 25th March 1988


1939 – Dean Corll – US Serial Killer – Died 8th August 1973


1946 – Brenda Howard – US Activist – Died 28th June 2005


1950 – Deborah Glick – US Politician


1958 – Bob Smith – US Comedian / Author


1959 – Lee Daniels – US Actor / Producer / Director


1968 – Jim Roth – US Politician


1969 – Jim Slade – US Porn


1981 – Sophie Moone – Hungarian Porn


???? – Riley Burke – US Porn



And Those Who Died:


1933 – Prince Aribert of Anhalt – German Prince – Born 18th June 1866


1959 – Edmund Goulding – US Director – Born 20th March 1891


1982 – Louis Aragon – French Author / Poet – Born 3rd October 1897


1986 – John Damien – Canadian Jockey – Born 1933


1990 – Pat Bond – US Actress – Born 27th February 1925


1994 – John Boswell – UK Author / Historian / Professor – Born 20th March 1947


2002 – Nizah Morris – US Entertainer / Hate Crime Victim – Born 1955


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Friday, 23 December 2011

23rd December

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LGBT People Born 23rd December:


1888 – Christa Winsloe – German Author / Screenwriter / Sculptor / Murder Victim – Died ?? June 1944


1955 – Carol Ann Duffy – UK Playwright / Author / Poet


1967 – Tim Fountain – UK Playwright / Screenwriter / Entertainer


1977 – Nikolai Alekseev – Russian Journalist / Activist / Lawyer


1979 – Summer Altice – US Model / Actress


1988 – Emily Schromm – US Reality TV [Real World: DC]


???? – Andrew Justice – US Porn



And Those Who Died:


1990 – Pierre Gripari – French Author – Born 7th January 1925


1992 – Vincent Fourcade – French Interior Designer – Born 27th February 1934


1998 – Pierre Vallieres – Canadian Journalist / Author / Publisher – Born 22nd February 1938



Events in LGBT History:


2009 – Chief Justice of Pakistan orders National Database & Registration Authority to issue national identity cards showing “distinct” gender allowing hijras to register as a separate gender


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Thursday, 22 December 2011

22nd December

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LGBT People Born 22nd December:


1896 – Myron Brinig – US Author – Died 13th May 1991


1899 – Gustaf Grundgens – German Actor / Director – Died 7th October 1963


1900 – Marc Allegret – French Director – Died 3rd November 1973


1938 – Martin Sherman – US Playwright / Screenwriter


1943 – David Parks – US Politician


1945 – Frank Israel – US Architect – Died 10th June 1996


1946 – Kuwasi Balagoon – US Author / Anarchist [Black Panthers] – Died 13th December 1986


1947 – Maggie McIntosh – US Politician


1950 – Nick Enright – Australian Playwright / Author – Died 30th March 2003


1956 – Erica Boyer – US Porn – 31st December 2009


1962 – Michael Williams [Sister Roma] – US Drag Queen / Activist


1967 – Martina Voss-Tecklenburg – German Footballer


1983 – Vicky Galindo – US Softball



And Those Who Died:


1934 – Wallace Thurman – US Author / Playwright [or 21st December 1934] – Born 16th August 1902


1939 – Ma Rainey – US Singer – Born 26th April 1886


1988 – Tucker Smith – US Actor / Dancer / Singer – Born 24th April 1936


1991 – George Stambolian – US Author / Editor – Born 10th April 1938


2001 – Lance Loud – US Reality TV [An American Family] / Author / Journalist / Singer – Born 26th June 1951


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21st December

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LGBT People Born 21st December:


1943 - Steve Abbot – US Author – Died 2nd December 1992


1944 – Michael Tilson Thomas – US Conductor / Composer


1945 – RN Taber – UK Poet / Author / Librarian


1961 – Gordon D Fox – US Politician / Lawyer


1965 – Kecia Cunningham – US Politician


1965 – Andy Dick – US Comedian / Actor / Musician / Producer


1965 – Frank Rossavik – Norwegian Journalist


1974 – Karrie Webb – Australian Golfer




And Those Who Died:


1964 – Carl van Vechten – US Actor / Photographer – Born 17th June 1880


1970 – Anna Elisabet Weirauch – German Author – Born 7th August 1887


???? – Robert Binefield – US Murder Victim – Born ????




Events in LGBT History:


2009 – Mexico City legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples (effective March 2010)


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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

20th December

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LGBT People Born 20th December:


1865 – Elsie de Wolfe – US Actress / Interior Designer – Died 12th July 1950


1929 – Zebedy Colt – US Actor / Musician – Died 29th May 2004


1944 – Dafydd Jenkins – UK Club Manager / Editor – Died 27th September 2001


1946 – John Spencer – US Actor – Died 16th December 2005


1952 – Sky Gilbert – Canadian Drag Queen / Actor / Author / Playwright / Columnist / Critic


1957 – Stephen Bicknell – UK Organ Builder / Author – Died 18th August 2007


1976 – Tista Das – Indian Actress


1989 – Spencer Duhm – US Reality TV [Survivor: Tocantins]



And Those Who Died:


1961 – Moss Hart – US Playwright / Director – Born 24th October 1904


1999 – Irving Rapper – US Director – Born 16th January 1898


2002 – Bernard King – Australian Actor/ Chef / Presenter – Born 25th March 1934

???? – C Hernandez – Argentine Murder Victim – Born ????

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Monday, 19 December 2011

19th December

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LGBT People Born 19th December:


1899 – Vander Clyde [Barbette] – US Female Impersonator / Circus Performer – Died 5th August 1973


1905 – Robert Medley – UK Artist / Teacher – Died 20th October 1994


1910 – Jean Genet – French Poet / Author / Playwright – Died 15th April 1986


1910 – Jose Lezama-Lima – Cuban Author / Poet – Died 9th August 1976


1957 – Cyril Collard – French Author / Director / Composer / Actor – Died 5th March 1993


1958 – Limahl – UK Singer


1960 – Michelangelo Signorile – US Author / Presenter / Activist


1961 – Matthew Waterhouse – UK Actor


1980 – Gregory Douglass – US Singer / Musician


1985 – Lady Sovereign – UK Rapper



And Those Who Died:


2001 – Hans Warren – Dutch Poet / Author – Born 20th October 1921


2009 – Marland Woods – US Hate Crime Victim – Born 18th August 1976


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Sunday, 18 December 2011

18th December

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LGBT People Born 18th December:


1870 – Saki – UK Author – Died 13th November 1916


1912 – Cliff Tucker – UK Politician – Died 21st May 1993


1945 – Robert Eads – US Documentary Subject [Southern Comfort] – Died 17th January 1999


1950 – Ed Flanagan – US Politician


1954 – Jan de Hoop – Dutch Presenter


1957 – Randi Weingarten – US Lawyer


1961 – Brian Orser – Canadian Figure Skater


1975 – Sia Furler – Australian Singer



And Those Who Died:


1985 – Xuan Dieu – Vietnamese Poet – Born 2nd February 1916


2005 – Paulina [Juan Pablo Mendez Cartagena] – Guatamalan Murder Victim – Born ??


2006 – Ruth Bernhard – US Photographer – Born 14th October 1905


2006 – Daniel Pinkham – US Composer / Musician – Born 5th June 1923


2009 – Robin Wood – UK / Canadian Film Critic / Teacher – Born 23rd February 1931


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Saturday, 17 December 2011

17th December

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LGBT People Born 17th December:


1904 – Paul Cadmus – US Artist – Died 12th December 1999


1937 – Bertha Harris – US Author – Died 22nd May 2005


1940 – James “Bing” Davidson – US Actor – Died 18th July 1965


1950 – Michael Cashman – UK Actor / Politician / Activist


1959 – Gregg Araki – US Director / Producer / Screenwriter


1964 – Paul Koering – US Politician


1964 – Maciej Nowak – Polish Journalist / Author / Theatre Critic / Chef


1968 – Fabrice Neaud – French Comic Book Artist


1975 – Sarah Paulson – US Actress


1987 – Bradley Manning – US Soldier [WikiLeakes]



And Those Who Died:


1987 – Marguerite Yourcenar – French Author – Born 8th June 1903


2008 – Jennifer Gale – US Politician – Born 1960



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Hungarian Parliament passes registered partnerships into law (effective 1st January 2009?)


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Friday, 16 December 2011

16th December

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LGBT People Born 16th December:


1899 – Sir Noel Coward – UK Actor / Author / Musician – Died 26th March 1973


1901 – Margaret Mead – US Anthropologist – Died 15th November 1978


1915 – Hazel Barnes – US Philosopher / Author – Died 18th March 2008


1917 – Arthur C Clarke – UK Author / Presenter – Died 19th March 2008


1923 – Gerald Glaskin – Australian Author – Died 2000


1946 – Barbara Smith – US Author / Activist / Teacher


1946 – Beverly Smith – US Author / Activist / Teacher


1948 – Christopher Biggins – UK Actor / Presenter


1951 – Bonnie Dumanis – US District Attorney


1958 – Edward Barnes – US Composer / Music Producer


1961 – Ron Athey – US Performance Artist


1974 – Kanako Otsuji – Japanese Politician / Activist



And Those Who Died:


1921 – Camille Saint-Saens – French Composer / Conductor / Musician – Born 9th October 1835


1948 – Denham Fouts – US Prostitute / Muse – Born 9th May 1914


1965 – W Somerset Maugham – UK Author – Born 25th January 1874


1988 – Sylvester James – US Singer – Born 6th September 1947


1991 – Pier Vittorio Tondelli – Italian Author – Born 14th September 1955


1997 – Richard Warwick – UK Actor – Born 29th April 1945


2003 – Alfred Lynch – UK Actor – Born 26th January 1931


2005 – John Spencer – US Actor – Died 20th December 1946


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