July 14th People

July 14th

06-14-1960 Jane Lynch – Born in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She is an American comedian, actress, and singer. She gained fame in Christopher Guest’s improv rockumentary pictures, such as Best in Show. Her portrayal of Sue Sylvester in Glee has Jane Lynchwon numerous awards, including Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress, and others. On September 4, 2013, Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lynch is an out lesbian and in 2005 she was named one of Power Up’s “10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz.”

07-14-1956   Gianna Nannini – Born in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. She is an Italian singer/songwriter. Her song, Bello e impossibile (1986), was an international hit in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Her 1987 compilation album Maschi e Altri sold over a million copies. She is openly lesbian. In August 2010, at the age of 54, she announced that she was pregnant. Her pregnancy was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. In her 2017 autobiography, entitled Cazzi miei, she revealed she was ready for a civil union with Carla (her life-partner), explaining she felt Italian laws could not give her any warranty about Penelope’s (her daughter) future in case of her death.

b.1840s – died 07-14-1897   Annie Hindle – Born in England, exact place unknown. She was adopted by Ann Hindle. She and her mother moved to the United States in 1868. Annie Hindle was the first popular male impersonator performer in the United States and performed on stage from 1868 to 1886. In 1886, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hindle married her dresser Annie Ryan while on tour through the mid-west. Hindle dressed in male clothing and gave her name as Charles. A local Baptist minister performed the ceremony. There is a lot of contradictory information about her but all agree she was a great male impersonator. Annie Hindle as quoted from the ‘Boston Globe’ in 1883 as “The Greatest Male Impersonator Living.” She had careers in England and in the US for 40 years.

07-14-1897 — 12-25-1944   Gwen Farrar – Born in London, England. Her father was Sir George Farrar, a prominent figure in South African mining and politics. She was an English cellist, singer, actress, and comedian. Farrar became famous after World War I in partnership with Norah Blaney. Between 1921 and 1924 they appeared at leading London and provincial vaudeville theatres, as well as in cabaret shows. Farrar and Blaney were out lesbians and lived together in Chelsea from 1917 until 1922. Farrar was friends with Radclyffe Hall, Joe Carstairs, and their circle of friends. She was also romantically linked to actress Tallulah Bankhead.

07-14-1980 Balian Buschbaum – Born in Ulm, Germany. He is a transgender pioneer. As a woman, she was Germany’s second-best pole vaulter in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. On November 21, 2007, Buschbaum announced his retirement from the sport due to a persistent injury and the desire to begin gender reassignment.

07-14-1950 – 03-18-1989   William “Bill” R. Olander – Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was an American senior curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. Olander was also co-founder of the Visual AIDS art project. His place on the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt reads: “Let the record show that there are many in the community of art and artists who choose not to be silent in the 1980s.” Olander died from causes related to HIV/AIDS in 1989. His life-partner, Christopher Cox died 18 months later of AIDS-related infection.

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