Friday 10 June 2016

International (Queer) Heraldry Day 2016

Here’s my annual group of lgbt armigers (people who are entitled to have a coat of arms) for today’s International Heraldry Day. It’s a shorter list this time, only 21 people, because I’ve had less time to research this year, but it’s still a diverse group of people from around the world and of diverse sexualities and genders.

Once again, it’s a mixture of inherited, granted and marital heraldry, and arms of office. Unless otherwise indicated the arms are personal arms, either inherited or granted.
A) W. H. Auden (1907-1973), author.
B) Eleanor Butler (1728-1829), eccentric recluse.
C) Rose Cleveland (1846-1918), US President Cleveland’s daughter.
D) Michelle Dumaresq (b.1970), mountain bike racer.
E) Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941), archaeologist.
F) Elsa von Freytag-Loringoven (1874-1927), poet and artist (marital arms).
G) Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926), suffragette, social reformer.
H) David Hope (b.1941), Archbishop of York 1995-2005.
J) Sophia Jex-Blake (1840-1912), doctor.
K) Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), mathematician.
L) William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp (1872-1934), colonial governor.
M) Charles Maude (1951-1993), AIDS victim, brother of UK Cabinet minister.
N) Baron Franz Nopcsa (1877-1933), palaeontologist.
O) Keith O’Brien (b.1938), Cardinal Archbishop of St. Andrews 1985-2013.
P) Lord Arthur Pelham-Clinton (1840-1870), war hero, MP.
R) Gene Robinson (b.1947), Bishop of New Hampshire 2004-13 (arms of office).
S) Edith Somerville (1856-1949), novelist.
T) Raleigh Trevelyan (1923-2014), historian and biographer.
U) Leon Unczur, Lord Mayor of Nottingham 2011-2 (arms of office).
V) Dan Veatch (b.1965), Olympic and Gay Games swimmer.
W) Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu (1686-1762), traveller and writer.

No comments:

Post a Comment