DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

09-09-1898 — 12-12-1982 Judy Matlack – Place of birth unknown. She was a college professor at Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. In 1945 while in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she met…

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Sep 9
2021
Sep 9
2021

Events

09-09-2010 U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the U.S, Department of Defense’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is unconstitutional in the case Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of…

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People

09-08-1820 – 07-03-1897 Matilda Hays – Born in London, England. She was an English writer, journalist, and part-time actress. With Elizabeth Ashurst, she translated several of George Sand’s work into…

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Sep 8
2021
Sep 8
2021

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09-08-1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar – U.S.A. release date. It is an American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York…

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People

09-07-1913 – 10-22-1997 Valerie Taylor – Born in Aurora, Illinois. She was an American author of lesbian pulp fiction, as well as poetry and novels after the “golden age” of…

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Sep 7
2021
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2021

People

09-06-1947 – 12-16-1988 Sylvester (Sylvester James, Jr.) – Born in Watts, Los Angeles, California. He was an American disco and soul singer-songwriter. Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, he…

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Events

On September 6, 2018, India’s Supreme Court strikes down a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex that was punishable by up to 10 years in prison. LGBT people still cannot marry,…

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Sep 6
2021
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2021

People

09-05-1946 – 11-24-1991 Freddie Mercury – Born Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar ( now Tanzania). He was a British singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as the…

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People

09-04-1981 Beyoncé – Born in Houston, Texas. Straight ally. American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She showed her support for gay marriage with a post on Instagram that read, “If you…

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Sep 4
2021
Sep 4
2021

Events

09-04-2014 The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. The decision was unanimous.

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