November 18th People

November 18th

11-18-1944 Jackie Goldberg – Born in California, she is a graduate of Morningside High School in Inglewood, California. She went on to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, jackie-goldberg-2where she was a major player in the Free Speech Movement. Goldberg is an American politician, teacher, and a member of the Democratic Party. She is a former member of the California State Assembly. As an open lesbian, she was a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. She married longtime partner Sharon Stricker in 2008.

11-18-1989 Kenneth Faried – Born in Newark, New Jersey. He is a straight ally for the LGBT community. He is a professional NBA player for the Denver Nuggets. Faried has two moms and had comekenneth-faried out for marriage equality. His mother, Waudda Faried married Carol Copeland, known as Sister Mansion, in 2007 when New Jersey allowed same-sex marriage. He is also the first NBA player to join an organization devoted to fighting homophobia in sports. He works closely with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. It should be noted that he is close to his father, Kenneth Faried, Sr., who moved to Colorado and encouraged his son to share their family story. His father and mother are still good friends.

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