03-10-1924 – 01-14-2009 Angela Morley – Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She was an English composer and conductor. In 1972, Morley underwent sex reassignment surgery. In 1988 and 1990, Morley won Emmy Awards for her work in music arrangement, both in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction. She also received an Emmy nominations for composing music for the television series Dynasty and Dallas. Morley was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score/Adaptation for The Little Prince (1974) and The Slipper and the Rose (1976). She was the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Academy Award. Morley died of a heart attack in 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
03-10-1931 John Rechy – Born in El Paso, Texas. He is an American novelist, dramatist, and literary critic. His novels are about gay culture in Los Angeles and across America. Rechy is one of the pioneers of modern LGBT literature. City of Night, published in 1963, was a best seller. His novel, The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, was drawn from his own background and has been taught in several Chicano literature courses in the US. He is a faculty member at the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. In 2018, he won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction for After the Blue Hour.
03-10-1955 Holly Hughes – Born in Saginaw, Michigan. She is an American lesbian performance artist. Her most famous and influential performance was in 1996 with Clit Notes. Her performances explores sexuality, body images, and the female mind. She has won an Obie Award and a Lambda Book Award. Hughes also received 7 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She works as an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. In 2010, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
03-10-1956 Mitchell Lichtenstein – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and the son of Roy Lichtenstein. In the film, The Wedding Banquet (1993), he played a gay Taiwanese man living in the United States who is forced to marry by his parents. Other credits include Streamers (1983). His film Happy Tears premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and in February, 2015, his film Angelica was screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He is openly gay.