07-22-1889 – 05-29-1957 James Whale – Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. He was an English-born Hollywood film director. Openly gay throughout his career. He was the longtime companion of producer David Lewis. Whale is best remembered for his work in the horror film genre. He directed classic horror films such as Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
07-22-1982 Lauren Morelli – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an American writer best known for her work on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Morelli is out as a lesbian and married actress Samira Wiley on March 25, 2017.
07-22-1963 Emily Saliers – Born in New Haven, Connecticut. She is an American singer/songwriter and with Amy Ray (b. 04-12-1964) one of the musical duo the Indigo Girls. Saliers plays lead guitar as well as banjo, piano, mandolin, ukulele, bouzouki, and many other instruments. In 2014, she began working on her first solo album, Murmuration Nation, which was released on August 11, 2017. Saliers married her longtime girlfriend, former Indigo Girls tour manager Tristin Chipman on August 20, 2013. The couple already had a daughter, born in November 2012.
07-22-1929 – 04-28-2009 U.A. Fanthorpe (Ursula Askham Fanthorpe) – Born in London, England. She was an English poet that published under the name U.A. Fanthorpe. Her first book of poetry, Side Effects, was published in 1978. In 1994 she was nominated for Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Many of her poems are for two voices, the other voice being Bristol academic and teacher R.V. “Rosie” Bailey, Fanthorpe’s life partner of 44 years. The couple co-wrote a collection of poems, From Me To You: love poems, that were published in 2007. In 2003 she received the Queen’s Gold Medal of Poetry.
07-22-1958 Eve Beglarian – Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a contemporary American composer, performer and audio producer of Armenian descent. Her music is often characterized as postminimalist. Beglarian’s chamber, choral and orchestral music has been commissioned and widely performed by The Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The American Composers Orchestra, among many others. She is the winner of the 2015 Robert Rauschenberg Award. She is openly lesbian.