Saint Wilgefortis was crucified for miraculously growing a beard after a period of prayer and was a popular religious figure across Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. Continue reading “July 20th – St Wilgefortis”
30th May 1926 – 3rd May 1989
“I gave the sexual revolution a good swift kick in the pants”
Christine Jorgensen was a transgender woman who is famous for being the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery and hormone replacement treatment.
2nd July 1951 – 19th February 2002
“Hell hath no Fury like a Drag Queen scorned.”
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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CRH Mardi Gras Ball
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.