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07-27-1940 Reverend Troy Perry – Born in Tallahassee, Florida. He is the founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian denomination with a special affirming ministry with the lesbian, gay,…

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2020
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2020

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07-26-1957 Del LaGrace Volcano – Born in California, city unknown. Born intersex with both male and female characteristics, Volcano was raised as a female from birth. At the age of 37,…

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07-25-1943 Cheryl Crane – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of Lana Turner, from her marriage to actor-restaurateur Stephen Crane, her second husband. In her autobiography,…

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2020
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2020

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07-24-1865 – 05-01-1960 Dorothy Bussy (born Dorothy Strachey) – Born in the United Kingdom (place unknown). She was an English novelist and translator. Married to French painter Simon Bussy. She…

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07-23-1909 – 12-31-1993 Samuel Morris Steward – Born in Woodsfield, Ohio. He was a poet, novelist, and university professor who left the world of academia to become a tattoo artist…

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Jul 23
2020
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07-22-1889 – 05-29-1957 James Whale – Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. He was an English-born Hollywood film director. Openly gay throughout his career. He was the longtime companion of producer…

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07-21-1899 – 04-27-1932 Hart Crane – Born in Garrettsville, Ohio. He was an American poet. Hailed by playwrights, poets, and literary critics (including Robert Lowell, Derek Walcott, Tennessee Williams, and…

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Jul 21
2020
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07-20-1950 Roberta Achtenberg – Place of birth unknown. She graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood, California. She is an American politician and the first openly lesbian/gay public official in…

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07-19-1875 – 09-18-1935 Alice Dunbar Nelson – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of a former slave and a white seaman. At the age of 15, she…

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2020
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2020

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07-18-1940 – Lillian Faderman – Born in The Bronx, New York. She is a writer and educator whose books on lesbian relationships and romantic friendships in history have earned critical…

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