Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – HARRY HAY

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APRIL 7 — HARRY HAY
“The Dutchess,” lavender and red, gay commie, radical fairie elder, founder of the Mattachine Society.

APRIL 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* China: PURE BRIGHTNESS FESTIVAL — Tending of family graves, with a great feast.
* FESTIVAL OF COMMODITY FETISHISM

ALSO ON APRIL 7 IN HISTORY…
c. 30 — Underground religious cult leader Jesus crucified, Jerusalem.
1722 — Utopian socialist Charles Fourier born, Besançon, France.
1770 — Romantic poet William Wordsworth born, Cumberland, England.
1803 — French socialist feminist Flora Tristan born.
1870 — Munich Soviet leader Gustav Landauer born, Karlsruhe, Germany.
1912 — Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay born, Worthing, England.
1915 — Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1927— First televised political demonstration occurs.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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