The poem was dated Nov. Joe Hulse from central Alabama left and his partner at the Cahaba River in The Invisible Histories Project recovered Hulse's diary which contained poems written by Hulse to several men he loved. IHP believes the diary is from the early s. A post shared by AL.
Collected by: Birmingham Public Library. Description: Collection of online sites and records of organizations, institutions, individuals, and groups documenting the history and experiences of the LGBTQ community in Alabama. Sites for this collection are listed below. Narrow your results at left, or enter a search query below to find a site, specific URL or to search the text of archived webpages.
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Alabama since , when the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all state sodomy laws. On May 23, , the Alabama House of Representatives passed, with voting yes and 3 absent, Alabama Senate Bill , which repeals the ban on "deviate sexual intercourse". The bill took effect on September 1, The age of consent in Alabama is 16 years old however sexual contact is legal with someone under 16 years but within 2 years of the older individual.
Figure 1. Despite her excellent coverage of the American South, no Alabama sites are listed. In her travel guide The Queerest Places: A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Historic Sites , Paula Martinac provides readers wonderful descriptions of historical places of interest related to queer history.