; The first Gay Games is held in San Francisco, attracting 1,600 participants; Northern Ireland decriminalizes homosexuality; Wisconsin becomes the first US state to ban discrimination against homosexuals; New South Wales becomes the first Australian state to outlaw discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived homosexuality. The condition to be known as AIDS had acquired a number of names – GRID5 (gay-related immune deficiency), ‘gay cancer’, ‘community-acquired immune
24, 31(37); 507–508, 513–514. * '''1983 (1983 in LGBT rights)''' – Massachusetts Representative Gerry Studds reveals he is a homosexual on the floor of the House, becoming the first openly gay member of Congress; Guernsey (Including Alderney, Herm and Sark) decriminalizes homosexuality; Portugal decriminalizes homosexuality for the third time in its history; AIDS is described as a "gay plague" by Reverend Jerry Falwell. * ''' 1984
. Television The 1986 television adaptation of Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake and starring Derek Jacobi was filmed on the island. The original short story is also set on Sark. Sark featured in the 6th episode of the fourth series of ''The New Statesman'', ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'' and also in the Jersey-based television detective series ''Bergerac (Bergerac (TV series))''. Part of the seventh episode of the second series of World War II television drama '' Enemy
interest in theatre. His father died that year and left his house in Hillside Gardens in Wallington (Wallington, London), Surrey to Mervyn. ''Mr Pye'' was published in 1953, and he later adapted it as a radio play. The BBC broadcast other plays of his in 1954 and 1956. April * April 8 – Privy Council (Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council) of Sark dismantles its feudal system (feudalism) to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights. ref>
in the foreground. In the 19th century, industry arrived in Herm with the establishment of granite quarries to serve the large scale military fortifications undertaken in the islands. The island was let to tenants by the Crown and was generally off-limits to visitors. When Prince Blücher (Evelyn Princess Blücher) leased the island from the British government during the First World War (World War I), he introduced a colony of wallabies (Wallaby) to the island. Blücher, Evelyn. ''An English Wife in Berlin''. E. P. Dutton & Company, 1920, p. vii. None now survive. History left thumb An aerial shot showing Jethou centre right next to its bigger neighbour Herm (Image:Herm, Sark and Jethou.jpg), with Sark in the background and the east coast of Guernsey. It is said that in AD 709 a storm washed away the strip of land which connected the island with Herm. About Herm Politics Unlike the largely autonomous islands of Sark and Alderney within the Bailiwick, Jethou is administered entirely by the States of Guernsey, http: www.justice.gov.uk publications docs ICESCR-report-part1.pdf and elects members to the States of Deliberation as part of the St. Peter Port South electoral district. http: www.gov.gg ccm navigation government general-election---23-4-2008 '''Sarnia''' is a city in Southern (Southern Ontario) (Southwestern) (Southwestern Ontario) Ontario, Canada (city population 72,366, census area population 89,555, in 2011). It is the largest city on Lake Huron and is located where the upper Great Lakes empty into the St. Clair River. The name "Sarnia" is Latin for Guernsey, and that Channel Island has been called Guernsey since 1635 when John Selden penned the Mare Clausum. Selden (John Selden)'s 1635 work definitively states--''"That a possession and Dominion of this Southern Sea hath been held also of by the Kings of England, is not a little manifest by the dominion of those islands that lie before the shore of France. For 'tis generally known that, after King John and Henry III were driven out of Normandy itself, that the isles of Caesaria and Sarnia (which we call Jersey and Guernsey), Ameney, and some other neighboring isles lying near the shores of Normandy and Bretaign, yea and situated within that creek of sea which is made by the shore Bretaign on the one side and Normandy on the other, have in the following ages, both now and heretofore, remained the Dominion of England.
for writing local history year 2002 publisher University of California Press location Berkeley (Berkeley, California) id 9780520232938 url http: books.google.com books?id 3b2g1RD5fUAC&pg PA278&lpg PA278&dq buster+beaumont&source bl&ots aPWKwoQf1R&sig 0OeG8fWMUMCJVNC1_vs73-huxpY&hl en&ei TRcoSrnNIIzm6gOaqIipAQ&sa X&oi book_result&ct result&resnum 5#PPA278,M1 pages 278–79 isbn 9780520232938
and Alderney. Sport Participation in sport tends towards individual sports rather than team sports, but the population supports a cricket team, a rugby union team and a football (association football) team.
recently been opened to some visitors. Since 1993, Brecqhou has been owned by Sir David Barclay, one of the Barclay brothers who are co-owners of ''The Daily Telegraph''. They contest Sark's control over the island. However, the candidates endorsed by their various business interests on the Island failed to win any seats in the elections held in 2008
of the nearby Channel Islands of Guernsey and Alderney) formed during geological activity in the continental crust above an ancient subduction zone. This geological setting would have been analogous to the modern-day subduction zone of the Pacific Ocean plate colliding and subducting beneath the North and South American continental plate. Sark also exercises jurisdiction over the island of Brecqhou, only a few hundred feet west of Greater Sark. It is a private island, but it has
it and has been granted its own UN country code (680) to assist in identifying this fact to the world at large. Together with the islands of Alderney and Guernsey, Sark from time to time approves Bailiwick of Guernsey legislation, which, subject to the approval of all three legislatures, applies in the entire Bailiwick. Legislation cannot be made which applies on Sark without the approval of the Chief Pleas, although recently Chief Pleas has been delegating a number of Ordinance making powers
230 230 15 18 189 187 56 61 Data from the 1971 Bailwick of Guernsey report. Population by birthplace and visitors class "wikitable" - ! rowspan 2 Birthplace ! colspan 3 Guernsey ! colspan 3 Alderney ! colspan 3 Sark - ! Persons !! Males !! Females !! Persons !! Males !! Females !! Persons !! Males !! Females - colspan "10" style "text-align:left;" '''Resident in Bailiwick
and geology thumb left La Coupée (File:Sark Coupee.jpg) Sark consists of two main parts, Greater Sark, located at about 49° 25' N x 2° 22' W, and Little Sark to the south. They are connected by a narrow isthmus called La Coupée which is on each side.
Conseillers of Chief Pleas was in January 2009). Language and Culture Sark has its own dialect of the Norman language, ''Sarkese'', ''Sercquiais'' or ''Sark-French'' (''Lé Sèrtchais'' in the original), which is closely related to the language of Jersey, ''Jèrriais''. In practice though, the visitor will only encounter it in place names. French is also relatively widely spoken. For historical reasons, French was until very recently the law used for legal matters, and still is sometimes used in official matters, as the Bailwick still follows some aspects of Norman law. See thumb La Coupée (File:La Coupée.jpg) *
'''Sark''' ( In 2011, Sark was designated as a Dark Sky Community (Dark-sky preserve) and the first Dark Sky Island in the world.