March 15th People

March 15th

03-15-1948 Kate Bornstein – Born in Neptune City, New Jersey. She is a Jewish-American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. Having been assigned male at birth and then receiving sex reassignment surgery in 1986, Bornstein identifies as gender non-conforming, saying, “I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man.” Bornstein has chronic lymphocytic leukemia and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with lung cancer. Bornstein and her partner Barbara Carrellas live in New York City with three cats, two dogs and a turtle. Bornstein’s autobiography, A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir, was released May 2012. In an interview with Ray Filar, dated March 14, 2016, she stated that she is now cancer-free.

03-15-1982 Kwame Harris – Born in Jamaica, his family moved to The Bronx, New York City, New York when he was three years old. Former NFL offensive tackle, this 6’7”, 332 lb. tackle played for the San Francisco 49er’s and the Oakland Raiders. On March 29, 2013, Harris officially outed himself as being gay during an interview with CNN. No NFL player had come out as gay while they were still playing, and only a few have after retiring.

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