Today in LGBT History – August 23

Courts are draining the swamp by sending swamp creatures 
to prison.
   —Warren Blumenfeld.

Learning our history IS resistance! Thanks for taking this journey with me. Now go write your story!


Today in LGBT History – August 23

1954 – Charles Busch (August 23, 1954) is born. He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.

1994, Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.


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Warmly,

Ronni

 

(Historical information obtained from a variety of sources including QUIST at facebook.com/quistapp, Back2Stonewall.com, Lavender Effect, DataLounge.com, Arron’s Gay Info, All Things Queer, RS Levinson, Amara Das Wilhelm, out.com, Safe Schools Coalition, and/or Wikipedia. If you wish to edit an item or add an item, please send an email to me at ronnisanlo@gmail.com. Thanks!)

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