DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

03-25-1942 – 08-16-2018   Aretha Franklin – Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. She was also an LGBT ally. By the…

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2020
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2020

People

03-24-1942 Margarethe “Grethe” Cammermeyer – Born in Oslo, Norway. She is a former Colonel in the Washington National Guard and a gay rights activist. She was married to a man…

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Events

03-24-1987 30th Anniversary of ACT UP – ACT UP was formed at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York. Larry Kramer was asked to speak as part…

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Mar 24
2020
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2020

People

03-23-1905 (year is disputed – no birth certificate exists) – 05-10-1977 Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur) – Born in San Antonio, Texas. She was an American film and television…

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People

03-22-1930 Stephen Sondheim – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American composer and lyricist known for his contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years. Oscar…

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Mar 22
2020
Mar 22
2020

Events

03-22-2014 Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar of Lansing are the first same-sex couple ever to be legally married in Michigan. The couple had been together 27 years.

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People

03-21-1962 Roseann “Rosie” O’Donnell – Born in Commack, New York. She is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, author, and media personality. She has also been a magazine editor and…

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Mar 21
2020
Mar 21
2020

Events

03-21-2013 Colorado – Governor John Hickenlooper signs bill making same-sex civil unions legal in the state of Colorado. It is now the 15th state to recognize either same-sex marriage or…

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People

03-20-1915 – 10-09-1973 Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. She was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. She has been referred to as “the original…

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Mar 20
2020
Mar 19
2020

People

03-19-1894 – 05-23-1975 Jackie “Moms” Mabley – Born in Brevard, North Carolina. She was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin’ circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared…

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