List of people executed for homosexuality
Many people have been killed for being a homosexual. Killings of homosexuals are only practice in the Middle East and North Africa, where homosexuals are believed to be the reason for famines and other disastrous events. In other parts of the world, homosexuals can be charged to life in prison to a warning from local police. In some countries, homosexuals are given the right to be who they are and are protected by law.
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- John Atherton (1598-1640), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore
- Jacopo Bonfadio (c1508-1550), Italian humanist and historian
- Francesco Calcagno (1528-1550), Venician Franciscan friar.
- Giovanni di Giovanni (1350-1365), 15 year old Italian boy charged with being "a public and notorious passive sodomite"
- Lisbetha Olsdotter (died 1679), Swedish cross-dresser and early female soldier (disguised as a man).
- Dominique Phinot (c1510-c1556), French composer of the Renaissance
References[change | change source]
- Norris, David (2009-05-17). "Changing Attitudes". Public Address at the service to mark international day against homophobia in Christ Church Cathedral. David Norris. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- Official website commemorating 500 years since Bonfadio's birth
- Tucker, Scott (1997). The Queer Question: Essays on Desire and Democracy. Boston: South End Press. ISBN 978-0-89608-577-0. p. 46.
- Rocke, Michael (1996). Forbidden Friendships, Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence. Oxford University Press. pp. 24, 227, 356, 360. ISBN 0-19-512292-5.
- Meyer, Michael J (2000). Literature and Homosexuality. Rodopi. p. 206. ISBN 90-420-0519-X.
- Jacob, Roger "Dominique Phinot", Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy (Accessed January 1, 2006), (subscription access)