DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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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2021
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2021

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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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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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Apr 15
2021
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2021

People

04-14-1948 June Millington – Born in Manila, Philippines. She is a Filipino-American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and instructor. The Millington family left the Philippines for the United States in 1961. The…

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04-14-1968 Premier of the play The Boys In The Band at Theatre Four in New York City, where it ran for more than 1,000 performances. The off-Broadway production was written…

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Apr 14
2021
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2021

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04-13-1947 – 02-03-2020  Deborah Batts – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In June 1994, she was sworn in as a Federal District Judge for Manhattan, becoming the nation’s first openly LGBT,…

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04-13-2013 French Senate voted in favor to legalize same-sex marriage. This put the landmark bill on track to become law by summer 2013. Since May 18, 2013, same-sex marriage has…

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Apr 13
2021
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2021

People

04-12-1961   Magda Szubanski – Born in Liverpool, England. She is an Australian television and film actress, comedian, and writer. In 2015, she released her memoir Reckoning. Twice she has…

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04-11-1932 Joel Grey – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both stage…

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Apr 11
2021
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2021

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04-11-2013 The National Hockey League offers its support of gay rights with the announcement of a new partnership to combat homophobia in sports. The NHL teamed up with the You…

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