April 14th People

April 14th

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 family settled in Sacramento, California, where her June Millingtonfather became a systems analyst. In 2011, Millington recalled: “We felt blatant prejudice when we first came here. It was horrible. We always felt like “other”,  never quite fitting in, both in Manila and Sacramento. Being both bi-racial and bi-cultural was a really tough slot in the 50s into the 60s, our formative teenage years.” Millington is best known for being the co-founder and lead guitarist of the all-female rock band Fanny, which was active form 1970 to 1974. She was once described by Guitar Player magazine as the hottest female guitarist in the music industry. Millington knew when she was 20 years old that she was a lesbian. Since the 1970s she has been highly regarded for her work on behalf of women musicians and the LGBT community. In 1986 she and her longtime partner, education activist, Ann F. Hackler, founded the Institute for the Musical Arts in Bodega, California, now located in Goshen, Massachusetts.

 

04-14-1949 Mary Wings – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an America writer, artist, and musician. In 1973, she made history by releasing Come Out Comix, the first lesbian Mary Wingsunderground comic book. Wings is best known for her series of detective novels featuring lesbian heroine Emma Victor. Her only Gothic novel, Divine Victim, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery in 1993. Wings is an out lesbian and resides in San Francisco.

 

 

 

04-14-1966 André Boisclair – Born in Montreal, Canada. He is a politician in Quebec, Canada. Boisclair was the first out gay politician in Canada to win the leadership of a André Boisclairparty with legislative representation. In November 2012, he was named as the new provincial delegate-general in New York City.

 

 

 

04-14-1982 Larissa França – Born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. She is a beach volleyball player and is the all-time leader of beach volleyball titles, with 57 FIVB career gold medals, including the 2011 Beach Volleyball World Championship and the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. In August 2013, Larissa married fellow player Lilane Maestrini. Larissa was one of 49 out LGBT athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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