DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

07-23-1909 – 12-31-1993 Samuel Morris Steward – Born in Woodsfield, Ohio. He was a poet, novelist, and university professor who left the world of academia to become a tattoo artist…

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Jul 23
2021
Jul 23
2021

Events

07-23-2014 Judge Raymond P. Moore, a federal judge in Denver declares Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

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People

07-22-1889 – 05-29-1957 James Whale – Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. He was an English-born Hollywood film director. Openly gay throughout his career. He was the longtime companion of producer…

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Jul 22
2021
Jul 22
2021

Events

07-22-2010 Argentina becomes the first country in Latin America and the second in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

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People

07-21-1899 – 04-27-1932 Hart Crane – Born in Garrettsville, Ohio. He was an American poet. Hailed by playwrights, poets, and literary critics (including Robert Lowell, Derek Walcott, Tennessee Williams, and…

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Jul 21
2021
Jul 21
2021

Events

07-21-2014 President Barack Obama signs an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government.

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People

07-20-1950 Roberta Achtenberg – Place of birth unknown. She graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood, California. She is an American politician and the first openly lesbian/gay public official in…

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Jul 20
2021
Jul 20
2021

Events

07-20-2005 Canada legalizes same-sex marriage.

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People

07-19-1875 – 09-18-1935 Alice Dunbar Nelson – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of a former slave and a white seaman. At the age of 15, she…

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Jul 19
2021
Jul 18
2021

People

07-18-1940 – Lillian Faderman – Born in The Bronx, New York. She is a writer and educator whose books on lesbian relationships and romantic friendships in history have earned critical…

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