DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

07-03-1901 – 12-10-1970 Thelma Ellen Wood – Born in Kansas and raised in St. Louis Missouri. She was an American sculptor. Although she always considered herself a sculptor, she is better…

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Jul 3
2022
Jul 3
2022

Events

07-03-2016 Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau marched in Toronto’s Pride Parade. He is the first sitting prime minister to do so. He also marched in the 2017 Pride Parade,…

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People

07-02-1951 – 02-19-2002 Sylvia Rae Rivera – Born in New York City. She was an American drag queen and a transgender activist. Rivera is considered to be the one that…

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Jul 2
2022
Jul 1
2022

People

07-01-1961 – 08-31-1997   Diana, Princess of Wales – Born in Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Diana was born into British nobility. Her engagement to Prince Charles in 1981 brought her into…

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Events

07-01-2013 Same-sex marriages begin in the state of Delaware. 07-01-2014 Federal Judge John G. Heyburn II struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage. “In America, even sincere and long-held religious…

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Jul 1
2022
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2022

People

06-30-1956 Paris Barclay – Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He is an American television director and producer and served as the President of the Directors Guild of America from 2013…

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Events

06-30-1919 Different From Others (Anders als die Andem) – A German film believed to be the first pro-gay film in the world. The film was partially funded by Magnus Hirschfeld’s…

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Jun 30
2022
Jun 29
2022

People

06-29-1916 – 08-25-1979 Charles Clegg – Born and raised in Rhode Island. He was an American author, photographer, and railroad historian. Clegg is primarily remembered as the lifelong companion of…

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People

06-28-1941 Donald Spoto – Born in New Rochelle, New York. He is an American biographer and theologian. Spoto is best known for his best-selling biographies of film and theatre celebrities….

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Jun 28
2022
Jun 28
2022

Events

06-28-1969 Stonewall Rebellion In the early hours of this day in 1969, the Stonewall riots broke out in New York City, marking the beginning of the gay rights movement. The…

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