Cuba Day 3
This is a day at sea. Santiago de Cuba is at the southernmost end of Cuba. Havana is at the northernmost end. We’ll arrive in Havana in the morning and spent several days there. But today we’re at sea. I plan to attend a lecture on the history of cigars so help with my research for my next book. I’ve gone to dance lessons each day and will go to the salsa lesson this afternoon. I also plan to work on my book today in a shaded spot on one of the outdoor aft decks.
This has been a terrific cruise so far. Yesterday was a full day of learning about Cuba history. I look forward to spending time in other Cuban towns, especially Havana.
On this day in LGBT history (from QUIST, Lavender Effect, and/or Wikipedia. (If you are unsure about accuracy, please do your research and let me know. Thanks!)
1642 – The Plymouth Colony Court heard a case brought against Edward Mitchell and Edward Preston for “lewd & sodomitical practices tending to sodomy.”
1656 – The New Haven Colony (now Connecticut) mandated the death penalty for both women and men for acts “against nature,” as well as for masturbation and anal sex among heterosexual couples. The New Haven Colony also applied the death penalty for adultery. These laws remained in effect for the next ten years until 1665 when New Haven Colony joined Connecticut and came under Connecticut law which specified the death penalty for “man lying with man” and adultery
1971 – The New York Times publishes a front-page story with the headline “More Homosexuals aided to become Heterosexual”
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