DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

05-23-1904 – 06-18-1971 Libby Holman – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an American Jewish torch singer and stage actress who also achieved notoriety for her personal life. Bisexual, she…

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May 23
2020
May 23
2020

Events

 Blue Is the Warmest Color – French film shown at the Cannes Film Festival that unanimously won the Palme d’Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI (Federation of International…

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People

05-22-1930 – 11-27-1978 Harvey Milk – Born in Woodmere, New York. He was the first openly gay candidate to be elected in any big city in the United States. In…

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May 22
2020
May 22
2020

Events

05-22-2014 First date of issue of the USPS Harvey Milk stamps. He is the first openly gay elected official to be feature on a U.S. stamp. In 2016, on this…

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People

05-21-1917 – 09-12-1993 Raymond Burr – Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He was a Canadian-American actor. (His father was Canadian, his mother was American.) He is best known…

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May 21
2020
May 20
2020

People

05-20-1946   Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) – Born in El Centro, California. She is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned six decades. Cher has won a Grammy Award,…

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Events

05-20-2014 Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington State Supreme Court, marking the first time the high court has had as openly gay justice. She…

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May 20
2020
May 19
2020

People

05-19-1930 – 01-12-1965 Lorraine Hansberry – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an African-American playwright and author. She wrote A Raisin In The Sun (1959). Hansberry was the first black woman…

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Events

05-19-2014 U.S. District Judge Michael McShane strikes down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, finding that the law violated the constitutional right to equal protection. He ordered his ruling to take…

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May 19
2020
May 18
2020

People

05-18-1941   Miriam Margolyes – Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and raised by a Jewish family. She is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. She won a BAFTA Award for…

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