Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — PAUL PATRICK

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July 23– PAUL PATRICK
“Out” gay British educator, LGBT activist.

JULY 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Mayhem New Year: Ceremony for transfer of power to the god of the new year. Five-day festival. Pottery, furniture, mats, clothing and implements of worship are destroyed and replaced.

ALSO ON JULY 23 IN HISTORY…
1827 — First public swimming pool in U.S. opens, Boston.
1888 — Detective writer Raymond Chandler born, Chicago, Illinois.
1950 — “Out” gay British educator, LGBT activist Paul Patrick born, South Shields.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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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, Grand Royal 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 Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock

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