May 15th People

May 15th

05-15-1990 Stella Maxwell – Born in Brussels, Belgium to Northern Irish parents. She is a Belgian-Irish fashion model and since 2015 has been modeling for Victoria’s Secret. Maxwell has appeared in advertising campaigns for Versace, Alexander McQueen, Max Factor, and others. She dated singer Miley Cyrus in 2016. Since late 2016, she has been dating actress Kristen Stewart.

 

 

05-15-1991   Mollee Gray – Born in Orem, Utah. She is an actress and Disney channel star, known for Teen Beach Movie (2013), Teen Beach 2 (2015), and The Reliant (2018). On September 9, 2017, she married long-time girlfriend, Jeka Jane (born January 19, 1987).

 

 

 

o5-15-1939 Barbara Hammer – Born in Hollywood, California. She is an American filmmaker known for being one of the pioneers of lesbian film. In her forty year career she is known for creating films dealing with women’s issues. Her first feature film, Nitrate Kisses, in 1992 was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, her autobiography, HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life was published. She currently teaches film at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

 

05-15-1938 – 06-25-2014 Nancy Garden – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was an American writer of fiction for children and young adults, best known for her lesbian novel Annie On My Mind. The first author for young Nancy Gardenadults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Annie On My Mind was awarded the Lee Lynch Classic Award by the Golden Crown Literary Society in 2014, cited as one of the most important classics in lesbian literature. Using a readable style, Garden opens a window through which the readers can find courage to be true to themselves. She spent many years living between Massachusetts and Maine, with partner Sandy Scott, their golden retriever, Loki, and their cats. Nancy Garden died of a heart attack on June 23, 2014.

 

05-15-1945 – 03-30-2016 Bill Rosendahl – Born in Los Angeles, California. He was the first out gay man elected to the Los Angeles City Council. Rosendahl was in office from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2013. Before he was Bill Rosendahlelected, Rosendahl was an educator and television broadcaster. In 2013 he retired to fight stage-four cancer. Towards the end of his time in office, he was an ardent supporter of medical marijuana, which he used to fight the side effects of his cancer treatments. He died March 30th, 2016.

 

05-15-1954 Boze Hadleigh (aka George Hadley-Garcia) – Born in Syria, city unknown. He is an American journalist writer of celebrity gossip and Boze Hadleighentertainment. As of 2015, he has published 19 books and has written for more than 100 magazines in the U.S. and abroad, including TV Guide, Playboy, and Us Weekly. He won $16,400 as a contestant on the March 20, 1998 episode of the game show Jeopardy. Six of his books are exclusively about the LGBT presence in and contributions to entertainment. Hadleigh himself is gay.

 

05-15-1981 Spencer Chandra Herbert – Born in Vancouver, Canada. He is a Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Spencer Chandra HerbertColumbia. He was in office 2008 and 2009. Openly gay, he married his partner, Romi Chandra, in March 2010. Both Spencer and Romi have been active supporting causes within the LGBT community.

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