July 30th People

July 30th

07-30-1979 Lucas Silveira (birth name Lilia Silveira) – Born in Toronto, Canada. He is a Canadian vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, with the group Cliks. He is a transgender man. Lucas SilveiraAccording to Silveira, at the age of about 3, “I knew exactly who I was…, which sucked, not having words for it and being told I was something else.” He knew he was a boy and asked his mother to buy him a penis like his brothers. The first time he heard about transgender people was on Geraldo Rivera’s show when he was about 14 or 15. In 2010 he began hormone replacement therapy. He was named Canada’s sexiest man in 2013.

 

07-30-1966 Sean Patrick Maloney – Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He is an American politician. A New York Democrat, he was elected in 2012 and 2014 to represent New Sean Patrick MalonyYork’s 18th District. He is the first openly gay man elected to the US Congress from New York. He has been with his husband Randy Florke since 1992. Together they have three adopted children. Florke is an interior decorator who has been featured in Oprah’s magazine. On June 21, 2014, he and Florke were married in Cold Spring, New York. Maloney became the second member of Congress to legally marry his same-sex partner while in office, the first being former Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts.

 

07-30-1968 Deb Mell – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American politician. She is a Democrat and a member of the Chicago City Council. She previously served in the Illinois Deb MellHouse of Representatives from 2009 to 2013. Mell was arrested in 2004 while protesting her inability to get a same-sex marriage license from the Cook County clerk’s office. She is openly lesbian. Mell has received a National Organization for Women award for her activism, and well as the Howard Brown Cornerstone Award for community excellence.

 

 

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