Arthur, Gavin

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Arthur, Gavin Gender: M
Chester Alan Arthur III
born on 21 March 1901 at 09:50 (= 09:50 AM )
Place Colorado Springs, USA, 38n50, 104w49
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°53 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°07'

Gavin Arthur (wife Esther Arthur in 1942)


American astrologer and sexologist in San Francisco, California, and a leader in the gay liberation movement. Arthur was asked by the Oracle staff to select the chart for the first Human-Be-In, thereby determining the date for that historic event. He helped Kinsey with his research into gay sexuality and wrote the now-out-of-print Circle of Sex (1966), which catalogued preferred sexual activities by sign.

The grandson of U.S. President Chester Arthur, the colorful maverick worked his way around the world as a seaman in the Merchant Marines. During his travels, he fought for the Irish Liberation movement, founded a literary magazine, prospected for gold, taught in San Quentin prison, was secretary of the Utopian Society, and led a commune. The gay community abounds with lore about his life and provocative suggestions of his adventures with a variety of eminent or notorious associates.

Beside his sexual relationships with men, Gavin Arthur married three women. He had no children. He died on 29 April 1972 at age 71 in Fort Miley Veterans Hospital in San Francisco.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Watts, Alan (born 6 January 1915)
  • has other family relationship with Arthur, Chester A. (born 5 October 1829). Notes: Grandkin
  • (has as) student relationship with Welch, Walden (born 30 December 1943)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 ("Circle of Sex")

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes him.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Grandfather, U.S. President)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Male and female partners)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Art and literature commune)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Vocation : Business : Clerical/ Secretarial
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Navy, WWII)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Ex-Democrat)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Book)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter ("Dune Forum")
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Misc. : Mining (Gold prospector)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure