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PRIDE MONTH + Gay History – June 5: Torch Song Trilogy, Federico Garcia Lorca, The Committee for Homosexual Freedom and MORE!

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1936: Federico García Lorca is executed

In 1936, Spanish police raided the Granada home of Federico García Lorca, a famous poet they described as a socialist prone to “homosexual and abnormal practices.” He fled to a friend’s house but they caught up with him and surrounded the home, arrested him, and took him to an interrogation spot called the Fuente Grande. According to documents published in 2015, they executed him after he gave unspecified confessions, burying him on site in a “very shallow grave, in a ravine.”
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Federico García Lorca predicted his own death in a poem.

Eighty-five years ago today, on August 19th, 1936, Federico García Lorca—the Spanish avant-garde poet, playwright, and ardent socialist—was shot and killed by Nationalist militia before being buried in an unmarked mass grave somewhere outside Granada, where he remains to this day. A tortured genius who struggled to reconcile his public...
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