01-04-1948 Natalie Goldberg – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She is an American popular New Age author and speaker, best known for a series of books which explore writing as Zen practice. Writing Down the Bones (1986) is one of her best known works. Goldberg has studied Zen Buddhism for more than thirty years. She is openly lesbian. She has often taught and lead workshops at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.
01-04-1974 Kaj Hasselriis – Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a Canadian journalist, community activist, and politician. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he is a lifelong Winnipegger and earned a sociology degree from the University of Manitoba in 1995, as well as a journalism degree from Toronto’s Ryerson University in 1997. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as a reporter and producer for CBC Television. He also created an English-language monthly in Lima, Peru called Limazine. He is openly gay and was the national spokesperson for Canadians for Equal Marriage in 2006. He currently contributes to the Xtral chain of LGBT newspapers as a Winnipeg-area reporter. Hasselriis also wrote a series of travel essays on gay life in India while traveling in the winter of 2008-2009 for both Xtral and its gay travel magazine The Guide.