01-14-1904 – 01-18-1980 Sir Cecil Beaton – Born in Hampstead, United Kingdom. He was a British-born Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer. He was also a fashion and portrait photographer. The great love of his life was the art collector Peter Watson, although they were never lovers. He had relationships with various men, including former Olympic swordsman Kin Hoitsma. He also had affairs with women, including Greta Garbo, Coral Browne, the dancer Adele Astaire, and the British socialite Doris Castlerosse. He won The Academy Award for Costume Design for Gigi (1958) and for My Fair Lady (1964). In 1972 he was knighted.
01-14-1939 – 07-26-2021 Louise Fishman – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American abstract painter and one of the ten invited artists whose work was exhibited in the Great American Lesbian Art Show. Her work has been exhibited in many museums around the United States and in the UK. She was married to graphic designer Ingrid Nyeboe.
01-14-1943 Holland Taylor – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an American actress and playwright. In 1999 she won an Emmy Award for her role as Judge Roberta Kittleson on the ABC drama The Practice (1998-2003). Taylor is also known for her role as Evelyn Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003-2015). She also wrote and starred in the solo play Ann, based on the life and work of Ann Richards, for which she was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. From 2004 – 2009, she played Peggy Peabody on The L Word. On November 30, 2015, while answering a question about marriage in a radio interview with WNYC, Taylor revealed she was in a relationship with a woman, and that most of her relationships have been with women. She also said that this was not a coming out moment for her because she was already living open and authentically. She has been a long-time major supporter of Aid For AIDS in Los Angeles, serving on their Honorary Board. Taylor’s partner was reported to be actress Sarah Paulson.
01-14-1957 – 01-28-2017 Stuart TimmonsThe Trouble With Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement was published. With lesbian historian Lillian Faderman, he co-authored Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, And Lipstick Lesbians, published in 2006. Timmons was openly gay. He died from cardiac arrest at the age of 60 on January 28th, 2017.
01-14-1987 Jess Fishlock – Born in Cardiff, Wales. She is a Welsh soccer player who currently plays for Seattle Reign FC and the Wales women’s national football team. Fishlock gave an interview to BBC Sports in October 2105, in which she discussed her struggles as a high-profile gay athlete. She is an advocate against social media homophobia and works with Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization to end homophobia and transphobia in sports.