DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

12-14-1946 – 03-29-2016 Patty Duke – Born in Elmhurst, New York. She was an American actress of stage, film, and television. At the age of sixteen, she won an Academy…

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Dec 14
2019
Dec 14
2019

Events

12-14-2015 Bill Kennedy, one of the NBA’s top referees, comes out as gay. Kennedy said, “I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that…

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People

12-13-1950 Linda Bellos – She was born in London to a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Bellos is an English ex-politician, businesswoman, and activist for gay rights. She did marry…

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Dec 13
2019
Dec 12
2019

People

12-12-1897 – 09-28-1966 Lillian Eugenia Smith – Born in Jasper, Florida, she grew up in Clayton, Georgia, where her father owned and operated the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls. Smith…

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12-11-1926 – 07-25-1984 Big Mama Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton) – Born in Ariton, Alabama. She was an American rhythm and blues singer, and songwriter. Thornton was the first to…

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Dec 11
2019
Dec 10
2019

People

12-10-1830 – 05-15-1886 Emily Dickinson – Born in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is considered one of the most important American poets. While there is no concrete evidence that Dickinson was a…

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People

12-09-1902 – 02-04-1966 Lucius Beebe – Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was an American author, gourmand, photographer, railroad historian, journalist, and syndicated columnist. From the 1930s through 1944, he wrote…

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Dec 9
2019
Dec 9
2019

Events

12-09-2005   The film Brokeback Mountain is released in the U.S. The film attained awards for Best Picture and Best Director at the British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards,…

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People

12-08-1933 – 11-28-2004 Leroy “Roy” F. Aarons – Born in the Bronx, New York. He was an American journalist, editor, author, playwright, and founder of the National Lesbian and Gay…

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Dec 8
2019
Dec 8
2019

Events

12-08-2014 The International Olympic Committee voted unanimously to approve a recommendation that adds non-discrimination language regarding sexual orientation to the Olympic Charter. The decision to update the wording will be…

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