DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

04-21-1914 – 06-07-2006 Muriel Inez Crawford – Born in Washington, D.C. She and her partner for almost 57 years, Anyda Marchant (pen name Sarah Aldridge) were pioneering lesbian-feminist publishers. In…

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Apr 21
2018
Apr 21
2018

Events

04-21-2014 US Postal Service unveil its new stamp honoring Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official to be featured on a US stamp.  

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People

04-20-1937 George Takei – Born in Boyle Heights, California. He is an American actor best known for his role in the TV series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru…

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Apr 20
2018
Apr 19
2018

People

04-19-1930 – 07-08-1994 Dick Sargent – Born in Carmel, California. He was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on TV series Bewitched. On National…

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People

04-18-1918 – 10-11-2011 Roberta Cowell (born Robert Marshall Cowell) – Born in Croydon, United Kingdom. She was a racing driver and World War II fighter pilot and transgender pioneer. Cowell was…

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Apr 18
2018
Apr 17
2018

People

04-17-1897 – 12-07-1975 Thornton Wilder – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. He was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes – for the novel The Bridge of San Luis…

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Events

04-17-2013 New Zealand becomes the 14th country in the world to approve of marriage equality. The law will take effect in August of 2013. New Zealand had allowed civil unions…

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Apr 17
2018
Apr 16
2018

People

04-16-1939 – 03-02-1999 Dusty Springfield – (born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien) Born in West Hampstead, London, England. She was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended…

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People

04-15-1894 – 09-26-1937 Bessie Smith – Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was an American blues singer. Nicknamed “The Empress of the Blues” she was the most popular female blues singer…

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Apr 15
2018
Apr 15
2018

Events

04-15-2013 A judge ruled a Hawaii bed and breakfast violated the law when two women were denied a room because they are gay. The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission joined the…

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