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A devotional calendar of saints, festivals and memorials for Radicals

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May 3rd – Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen

30th May 1926 – 3rd May 1989

“I gave the sexual revolution a good swift kick in the pants”

-Christine Jorgensen


Christine Jorgensen was a transgender woman who is famous for being the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery and hormone replacement treatment.

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April 14th – Kenneth Weishuhn

Kenneth Weishuhn

May 27th 1997 – April 14th 2012


Kenneth Weishuhn was an American teenager who was driven to suicide by a homophobic bullying campaign at school.

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February 19th – Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera

2nd July 1951 – 19th February 2002

 

“Hell hath no Fury like a Drag Queen scorned.”

Sylvia Rivera


Sylvia Rivera was a Drag queen and prominent LGBTI+ rights activist. She was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activists Alliance and Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. She dedicated her life to raising awareness of homeless trans youth, drag queens and trans women of colour.
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January 1st – CRH Mardi Gras Ball

CRH Mardi Gras Ball

1st January

 

In 1964 the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) formed with the idea of bringing different Christian leaders together with leaders in the Gay community in San Francisco to discuss Gay issues and pursue more rights for the gay community. To raise funds for the organisation a costume ball was put on at California Hall in San Francisco on 1st January 1965 and was attended by both clergy members and gay couples.

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