December 13th People

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12-13-1950 Linda Bellos – She was born in London to a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Bellos is an English ex-politician, linda-bellos-2businesswoman, and activist for gay rights. She did marry and have two children. In 1980 she came out as a lesbian. She and her partner, Caroline Jones, entered into a civil partnership on December 21, 2005. As a lesbian feminist, she strongly argued in the early 1980s that an inclusive approach to women’s issues must take account of social class, ethnic identity, disability, sexual identity, and religion. She now teaches employers and their staff to apply the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998 and other equality laws. In 2006, she was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to diversity.

12-13-1951 – 06-11-2005 Anne-Marie Alonzo – Born in Alexandria, anne-marie-alonzoEgypt. She was a Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic, and publisher. She immigrated to Quebec when she was twelve. In 1996 she was in a car accident that left her a quadriplegic and using a wheelchair. She is listed in notable writers who identify, or who have identified, as lesbian. In 1996, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

12-13-1967 NeNe Leakes (Linnethia Johnson) – Born in Queens, New York City, New York. Leakes is an American actress, television personality, producer, author, and fashion designer. She is best known for being on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She is a straight ally. In an interview with The Advocate, she voiced her support of gay marriage. She “loved” Obama’s decision to come out in support of same-sex marriage. She joined the cast of Glee in the 3rd season in a reoccurring role. Leakes played the character of Rocky Rhoades on The New Normal.

12-13-1983 Satya Sorab Bhabha – Born in London, England. He is satya-sorab-bhabhaa British-born American actor. His father is an Indian of Parsi heritage and his mother is of German Jewish heritage. He is most known for his role as Matthew Patel in the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and his recurring role as Shivrang in the New Girl. Satya also plays the cello and has performed around the world with symphonies, as well as chamber ensembles. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).

12-13-1990 Anton Hysén – Born in Liverpool, England. He is an English-born Swedish soccer player. Winner of Sweden’s 7th season anton-hysenof Lets Dance, he is the first openly gay person to win the competition. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Hysén came out as gay to the Swedish football magazine Offside in March 2011.

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