July 25th People

July 25th

07-25-1943 Cheryl Crane – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of Lana Turner, from her marriage to actor-restaurateur Stephen Crane, her second husband. In her autobiography, Detour: a Hollywood Tragedy – My Life With Cheryl CraneLana Turner, My Mother (1988), Crane discussed the Stompanato killing publicly for the first time. She further alleged that she was subject of a series of sexual assaults at the hand of her stepfather and her mother’s fourth husband, Lex Barker. Cheryl also told her mother that she was a lesbian and that Turner had taken the news well. Turner said she regarded Cheryl’s partner, Jocelyn “Josh” LeRoy “as a second daughter.” Crane and LeRoy have been together for over 37 years. Crane has written a mystery novel, The Bad Always Die Twice (2011).

 

07-25-1955 Patricia Todd – Born in Richmond, Kentucky. She is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the Patricia Todd54th district. Todd is the associate director of AIDS Alabama and is the first ever openly gay elected official in the state of Alabama. In 2014 she was re-elected to a third term.

 

 

07-25-1966 Christine Callaghan Quinn – Born in Glen Cove, New York. She was a member of the New York City Council fromChristine Callaghan Quinn the 3rd District from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2013. Quinn resides in Chelsea, Manhattan, with her wife, Kim Catullo, a lawyer. The couple married on May 19, 2012. Quinn joined the board of Athlete Ally, an organization fighting homophobia in sports, in February 2014.

 

 

07-25-1974 Gareth Thomas – Born in Sarn, Bridgend, Wales. He is a retired Welsh professional rugby player. Thomas came Gareth Thomasout as gay in 2009. The following year he was voted the most influential gay person in the UK and received Stonewall’s Hero of the Year Award. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). On January 18, 2015, Thomas took part in a celebrity talent show Get Your Act Together.

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