December 1st People

December 1st

12-01-1945 Bette Midler – Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. Midler is a gay icon and has long been a supporter of the LGBT community. In 1970 she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse, where she built up a gay following. Since 1970, she has released 14 albums. In 1979, she made her motion picture debut in The Rose, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She has been in a number of hit films, including Beaches, The First Wives Club, and Outrageous Fortune. Midler is currently appearing on Broadway in a revival of Hello, Dolly!.

 

 

12-01-1947 Richard Barnes – Born in the United Kingdom, place of birth unknown. He is a British politician. Barnes is openly gay. In richard-barnes-22008, he was appointed Deputy Mayor of London, making him the first male and first LGBT Deputy Mayor of London. Barnes held that position until May 4, 2012. On September 30, 2014, Barnes announced he was leaving the Conservative Party to join the UK Independence Party.

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