June 4, 1464 — Henry IV Deposed in Effigy
Henry (half-brother of Queen Isabel) is called a "puto" (male prostitute) at his symbolic public dethronement in "The Farce of Avila."
June 5, 1981 — HIV/AIDS First Mentioned in Print
A CDC newsletter reports that there are five cases of an unusual pneumonia in Los Angeles.
June 6, 1979 — Teacher Charged as “Keeper of Common Bawdyhouse”
Don Franco is charged after the police raid his private home and find a male orgy happening. Franco had been arrested the year before at a bathhouse and his name released to the media.
June 7, 1954 — Death of Alan Turing After Anti-Gay Treatment
Considered the father of modern computer science, Turing dies of cyanide poisoning eighteen months after a year-long course of anti-libido hormones prescribed as punishment for homosexuality.
June 8, 1901 — First Lesbian Wedding in Spain
Two women, Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sanchez Loriga, are married in A Coruña, Galicia. Elisa adopts a male identity: Mario Sánchez, as listed on the marriage certificate. It is the first attempt at same-sex marriage in Spain for which there is recorded evidence. It was performed in the parish church of St. Jorge of the same city. Subsequently, the parish priest discovered the deception. Nevertheless, the marriage certificate was never annulled. The couple (both teachers) is rumored to have escaped to Argentina.
June 9, 1983 — Franco Zeffirelli Came Out
The Italian film director says in an interview with The Advocate: “I’m gay…. This is the first time I’ve talked about it openly. I don’t like to talk about my sexual inclinations. People are not special because they like one thing better than another in bed.”
June 10, 1566 — Bartholomé Tecia Tried for Sodomy
He is found guilty and sentenced to death by drowning in the Rhone River.
All of the information above has been reprinted with permission from Quist, an LGBT mobile history app that can be found on iOS and Android devices. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.quistapp.com/"www.Quistapp.com for more information. The app was created by Sarah Prager and launched in July of 2013.