Events in LGBT history.


1944-09-13Prison officials place Bayard Rustin in isolation

In a U.S. federal prison in Kentucky because of his refusal as a pacifist to join the military in World War II, Bayard Rustin is placed in isolation by prison officials who accuse him of sexual misconduct. Rustin was preparing to launch a strike of inmates against racial segregation when this happened, and the sex charge discredited him among inmates and many activists on the outside.


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