September 28 in LGBTQ History

1292: In Ghent (in present-day Belgium): John, a knife maker, is sentenced to be burned at the stake for having sex with another man. This is the first documented execution for sodomy in Western Europe.

1973: W.H. Auden dies in Vienna at age 63.

2011: The European Parliament in Strasburg passes a resolution against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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