DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

01-06-1798 – 05-20-1849 Marie Dorval – Born in France (place unknown). She was a popular French actress. In her thirties she was involved romantically with George Sand (real name Amantine…

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Jan 5
2023
Jan 5
2023

Events

01-06-2015 Some 37 years after Miami-Dade County saw one of the most notorious and vitriolic anti-gay legislative campaigns in U.S. history, the county has become the first place in Florida…

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People

01-05-1931 – 12-01-1989 Alvin Ailey Jr. – Born in Rogers, Texas. He was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City….

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Jan 4
2023
Jan 3
2023

People

01-04-1946 — 11-17-2003   Arthur Lee Conley (also known as Lee Roberts) – Born in McIntosh County, Georgia. He was an American soul singer. He first recorded in 1959 as…

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Events

01-04-2016 Jackie Biskupski is sworn in as Salt Lake City’s new mayor. She is the first openly gay person to hold the office. Biskupski was first elected to the Utah…

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Jan 3
2023
Jan 2
2023

People

01-03-1916 – 10-21-1995   Maxene Andrews – Born in Mound, Minnesota. She was one of the Andrew Sisters. With her sisters, Patty and Laverne, they were one of the most…

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People

01-02-1900 – 12-26-1973 William Haines – Born in Staunton, Virginia. He was an American film actor and interior designer. By the end of the 1920s, he had become a popular…

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Jan 2
2023
Jan 2
2023

Events

01-02-2017   The Pasadena Rose Parade will feature a float commissioned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation named “To Honor & Remember Orlando.” The float is ridden by local LGBT leaders…

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Events

01-01-2014 California’s Rose Parade featured the first-ever gay marriage ceremony. It was the 125th Rose Parade and its theme was “Dreams Come True.” Aubrey Loots and Danny Lelair exchanged vows…

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Jan 1
2023