DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

04-27-1927 – 01-30-2006 Coretta Scott King – Born in Heiberger, Alabama. She was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Married to Martin Luther King, Jr., she played a…

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Apr 27
2017
Apr 26
2017

People

04-26-1564 (baptized) – 04-23-1616 William Shakespeare – Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s…

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People

04-25-1284 – 09-21-1327 Edward II of England – Born in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, United Kingdom. Also called Edward of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed…

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Apr 25
2017
Apr 24
2017

People

Parvez Sharma – (DOB Unknown) Filmmaker and writer. Born in India, educated in India, U.S. and the U.K. He is best known for the 2007 film A Jihad for Love which…

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Events

04-24-2013 Rhode Island’s State Senate passed gay marriage legislation by a comfortable 26-12 margin. This followed a vote by the House in January, 2013. The bill goes back to the…

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Apr 24
2017
Apr 23
2017

People

04-23-1858 – 05-08-1944 Ethel Smyth – Born in Sidcup, United Kingdom. She was an English composer and a leader of the women’s suffrage movement. Her compositions included songs, works for…

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Events

04-23-2013 France legalizes gay marriage. The first wedding took place in Montpellier on May 28, 2013. Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau became the first same-sex couple to marry. In his…

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Apr 23
2017
Apr 22
2017

People

04-22-1946 John Waters – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector. Known for his cult films of…

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Events

04-22-2013 Marriage equality passed the Delaware House of Representative. The state legalized same-sex marriage on May 7, 2013. The law went into effect on July 1, 2013. Delaware had civil…

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Apr 22
2017
Apr 21
2017

People

04-21-1914 – 06-07-2006 Muriel Inez Crawford – Born in Washington, D.C. She and her partner for almost 57 years, Anyda Marchant (pen name Sarah Aldridge) were pioneering lesbian-feminist publishers. In…

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