DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

03-18-1928 – 04-30-2002 Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde) – Born in Berlin-Mahlsdorf, Germany. Biologically a male, even as a child she identified as a girl and preferred girl’s clothing….

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Mar 18
2020
Mar 18
2020

Events

03-18-2013 Hillary Clinton announces support for gay marriage.

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People

03-17-1912 – 08-24-1987 Bayard Rustin – Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, non-violence, and gay rights. In 1936, he…

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Mar 17
2020
Mar 17
2020

Events

03- 17-1972 Pink Flamingos is released. A John Waters film staring Divine. His third feature film, and first in color. The film was so popular that it had a 95-week…

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People

03-16-1885 – 11-04-1959 I. A. R. Wylie (Ida Alexa Ross) – Born in Melbourne, Australia. She was an Australian-British-American novelist, screenwriter, short story writer, and poet. She was recognized world-wide…

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Mar 16
2020
Mar 15
2020

People

03-15-1948 Kate Bornstein – Born in Neptune City, New Jersey. She is a Jewish-American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. Having been assigned male at birth and then receiving…

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Events

03-15-1996 The Celluloid Closet is released in the U.S. The film is a documentary that shows the various Hollywood screen depictions of gay and lesbians and the attitudes behind them…

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Mar 15
2020
Mar 14
2020

People

03-14-1887 – 10-05-1962 Sylvia Beach – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris. Beach was one of the…

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People

03-13-1892 – 11-07-1978 Janet Flanner – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was an American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of The New Yorker magazine from 1925…

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Mar 13
2020
Mar 13
2020

Events

03-13-1991 Release of film Paris Is Burning in U.S.A. American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it shows the ball culture of New York City…

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