DAILY SPOTLIGHT

Events

06-28-1969 Stonewall Rebellion In the early hours of this day in 1969, the Stonewall riots broke out in New York City, marking the beginning of the gay rights movement. The…

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2021

People

06-27-1996 Lauren Jauregui – Born in Miami, Florida. She is an American singer, better known as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Jauregui was specifically chosen by Halsey…

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Iceland’s parliament amended the marriage law to define marriage as between two individuals, thereby making same-sex marriage legal. The law took effect on June 27, 2010.

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2021

People

06-26-1890 – 10-03-1929   Jeanne Eagels – Born in Kansas City, Missouri. She was an American stage and film actress. About 1911, she moved to New York and became a…

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06-26-2003 Lawrence v. Texas – In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the sodomy law in Texas and, by extension, invalidated sodomy laws in 13 other states….

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2021
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2021

People

06-25-1963 – 12-25-2016 George Michael (birth name Georgics Kyriacos Panaylotou) – Born in East Finchley, London. He was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His father was a Greek…

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06-25-2014 U.S. District Judge Richard Young struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. 06-25-2014 The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, saying Utah cannot ban same-sex marriages.

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2021

People

06-24-1883 – 02-20-1942   Eleanora “Nora” Houston – Born in Richmond, Virginia. She was an American painter, women’s rights advocate, and suffragist. She began to study art under Richmond artist…

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June 24, 2016 – Today President Obama designated the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country’s first national monument to LGBT rights. Obama said, “I…

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2021
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2021

People

06-23-1912 – 06-07-1954 Alan Turing – Born in Maida Vale, London, England. He was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and marathon and distance runner. He was highly influential…

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