December 15th People

December 15th

12-15-1941 Tom Ammiano – Born in Montclair, New Jersey. He is an American politician, member of the California State Assembly representing the 13th district until November 30, 2014. He’s also an tom-ammianoLGBT rights activist. Ammiano is a former public school teacher. In 1975, he became the first public school teacher in San Francisco to come out publicly. In 1977, Ammiano, along with Hank Wilson and Harvey Milk, co-founded No on 6, against the Briggs Initiative, which would have banned any gay person from teaching in California. The movement achieved success in 1978 when the initiative was voted down. Ammiano’s lover of many years was Tim Curbo, also a school teacher. Curbo died of complications from AIDS in 1994. In 2008, Ammiano portrayed himself in a cameo appearance in the film Milk, reenacting one of his protests of the Briggs Initiative.

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