DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

04-10-1890 – 01-15-1952 Maata Mahupuku – Born in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand. She was of Māori descent. She is best remembered as friend and lover of writer Katherine Mansfield, whom…

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Apr 10
2021
Apr 10
2021

Events

04-10-2013 Uruguayan lawmakers voted to legalize gay marriage. The vote in Uruguay made it the third country in the Americans after Canada and Argentina to legalize same-sex marriage. Couples have…

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People

04-09-1990 Kristen Stewart – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is an American actress and model. She received recognition in 2008 with her role of protagonist Bella Sean in The…

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Apr 9
2021
Apr 9
2021

Events

04-09-2015 Visitors to the White House whose gender identity doesn’t align with a male/female binary now have a safe space to use the restroom. A White House spokesperson confirmed to…

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People

04-08-1942 Robin Tyler – Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She has been an LGBT activist for decades. Tyler was the first out gay or lesbian comic on stage, records, and…

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Apr 8
2021
Apr 8
2021

Events

04-08-2013 South Africa, in the town of KwaDukuza, the first African same-sex traditional wedding took place. Both 27 year old Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol combined Zulu and…

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People

04-07-1915 – 07-17-1959 Billie Holiday – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Starting off her career in Harlem nightclubs, Billie soon became popular and began…

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Apr 7
2021
Apr 7
2021

Events

04-07-2016 Marriage equality becomes the law in Columbia. On this day, Columbia’s Constitutional Court voted in favor of legal marriage equality in a 6-3 decision. Columbia becomes the fourth Latin…

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People

04-06-1931 – 12-22-2019   Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an American spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author. His best known book, Be Here Now,…

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Apr 6
2021
Apr 5
2021

People

04-05-1900 – 06-10-1967   Spencer Tracy – Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was an American actor and one of the major stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Tracy was nominated nine…

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