DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

02-26-1935 Jane Wagner – Born in Morristown, Tennessee. She is an American writer, director, and producer. Best known as Lily Tomlin’s comedy writer, collaborator, and wife. She has been nominated…

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Feb 26
2021
Feb 26
2021

Events

02-26-2016 Italy’s Senate overwhelmingly approves a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had made it a personal mission to bring his country into…

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People

02-25-1941 Jutta Oesterle-Schwerin – Born in Jerusalem, Israel. She was a German politician and a lesbian pioneer in the Bundestag (German constitutional and legislative body). She served in office four…

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Feb 25
2021
Feb 25
2021

Events

02-25-1982 Wisconsin becomes the first U.S. state to protect lesbians and gays from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. One year later, the legislature legalized all sexual relations between…

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People

02-24-1890 – 04-10-1975 Marjorie Main (born Mary Tomlinson) – Born in Acton, Indiana. She was an American character actress, best known for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of…

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Feb 24
2021
Feb 24
2021

Events

02-24-2012 Atala Riffo and Daughter v. Chile: was an LGBT rights child custody case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which reviewed a Chilean court ruling that in 2005…

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People

02-23-1952   Christopher Bram – Born in Kempsville, Virginia. He is a gay American author. He won Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Fiction. His gay themed novels are about…

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Feb 23
2021
Feb 23
2021

Events

02-23-2013 President Obama’s administration filed a brief to the Supreme Court that DOMA was unconstitutional. In its brief, the Justice Dept. said that DOMA “violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of…

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People

02-22-1892 – 10-19-1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay – Born in Rockland, Maine. She was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Her collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) attracted a…

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Feb 22
2021
Feb 21
2021

People

02-21-1936 – 01-17-1996 Barbara Jordan – Born in Houston, Texas. She was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected…

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