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Hardwick, Michael

Born: 1954 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists

1954 – Born in Miami, Florida, Hardwick studied horticulture at the University of Florida and worked in Atlanta, Georgia, as a bartender at a gay bar.

1982 – He was arrested in Georgia for consensual sodomy.

1986 – Unsuccessful litigant in Supreme Court case Bowers vs. Hardwick.

         – His experience as the victim of a hate crime and his frustration at the Court’s decision led him to speak out at political gatherings and on national television programs.

1991 – Died on June 13th in Gainsville, Florida of complications of AIDS virus.