March 6th People

March 6th

03-06-1947 Rob Reiner – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. He is an American actor, director, and producer. He is a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights that initiated the defense team against California’s passing of Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. Ted Olson and David Boise were the lawyers that represented the plaintiffs. Reiner is a great straight ally to the LGBT community.

03-06-1475 – 02-18-1564 Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti – commonly known as Michelangelo. Born in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy. He was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted unparalleled influence on Western art. Considered the greatest living artist of his lifetime, he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. Two of his best-known works, the “Pietà” and “David” were sculpted before he turned thirty. Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel starting in 1508 and ending in 1512. He was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was still alive. It’s impossible to know for certain whether he had physical relationships but the nature of his sexuality is made apparent in his poetry. He wrote over three hundred sonnets and madrigals. The longest sequence was written to Tommaso dei Cavalieri, who was 23 years old when Michelangelo met him in 1532, at the age of 57. These make up the first large sequence of poems in any modern tongue addressed by one man to another, predating Shakespeare’s sonnets to young men by fifty years.

03-06-1975   Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a Canadian conductor and pianist. Currently he is the music director of the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal), the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra. From 2008 to 2018, he was also the principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Nézet-Séguin lives in Montreal and Philadelphia with his partner Pierre Tourville, a violist in the Orchestre Métropolitain. He has multiple pets and has made a playlist on Spotify and Apple music for pets to listen to.

03-06-1990 Patricia Rodríquez – Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. She is a Spanish beauty queen and actress who became Miss Spain 2013 and represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013. She was a top 15 semifinalist in Miss world in 2008. She came out as gay in 2014 and is the first beauty queen to do so.

03-06-1971 Jorge Cruise – Born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the author of five diet series books that have been on The New York Times bestseller list: The Belly Fat Cure (2010), Body at Home (2009), The 12-second Sequence (2009), The 3-Hour Diet (2006), and 8 Minutes in the Morning (2002). After being overweight for most of adolescence and young adulthood, he finally focused on his health and lost over 40 pounds. He received his fitness credentials from the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Council on Exercise. He is considered a Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Health Expert, and has received long time support from Ophra Winfrey. Cruise came out as gay in 2010 by saying, “I finally realized that being gay is not something to be hidden or fixed. In my 39 years of life, this single distinction has been the most profound for me, and I am blessed to finally be living life outside the closet.” Cruise and his partner, Sam Ayers, live in San Diego with his two sons.

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