DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

12-28-1882 – 09-13-1931 Lili Elbe – Born in Vejle, Denmark. She was a Danish transgender woman and one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery. Elbe was born Einer…

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2021
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2021

People

12-27-1901 – 05-06-1992 Marlene Dietrich – Born in Schöneberg, Germany. She was a German-American actress and singer. In Berlin during the 1920s, she acted on stage and in silent films. Her…

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12-26-1945 – 08-17-2007 Maxine Feldman – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She was an American folk singer-songwriter, comedian, and a pioneer of women’s music. Feldman’s song Angry…

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2021
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2021

People

12-25-1954   Annie Lennox – Born in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist, LGBT rights supporter, philanthropist, and gay icon. Lennox and Dave Stewart achieved international fame…

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12-24-1920 – 05-24-2014 Stormé DeLarverie – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a white father and a black mother, she was a lesbian whose scuffle with the police was one…

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Dec 24
2021
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2021

Events

12-24-2013 Queen Elizabeth II grants Alan Turing a pardon. His code breaking prowess helped the Allies win against the Nazis. He was a mathematical genius and his theories laid the…

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People

12-23-1868 – 1933 or 1934 (exact date unknown) – Mary Rozet Smith – Place of birth unknown, but probably Chicago, Illinois. She was the companion of Jane Addams for 40…

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2021
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2021

People

12-22-1881 – 08-1972 Edith Lewis – Lincoln, Nebraska. She was a magazine editor at McClure’s Magazine, the managing editor of Every Week Magazine, and an advertising copywriter at J. Walter…

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Events

12-22-2011 Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell, U.S. Navy Petty Officers, share first same-sex kiss at ship’s return. It was the first time on record that a same-sex couple was chosen…

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Dec 22
2021
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2021

People

12-21-1943 Steve Abbott – Place of birth unknown. He was an American bisexual writer. After his wife died in a car accident, he moved to San Francisco with his two…

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