DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

08-24-1944 – 07-06-1992 Marsha P. Johnson – Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She was an African-American drag queen and gay liberation activist. Named Malcolm Michaels, Jr. at birth, she became…

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Aug 24
2020
Aug 24
2020

Events

India’s Supreme Court declares that an individual’s sexual orientation is protected under the country’s Right to Privacy law. “Sexual orientation is an essential attribute of privacy,” the decision reads. “Discrimination…

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People

08-23-1967 ANT (born Anthony Steven Kalloniatis) – Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Greek immigrant parents. He is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He talks about his parents in his…

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Aug 23
2020
Aug 22
2020

People

08-22-1812 – 09-23-1880 Geraldine Jewsbury – Born in Measham, Derbyshire. She was an English novelist, book reviewer and prominent figure in London literary life. Her novels questioned the idealized role…

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People

1922 – 08-21-1994 Rikki Streicher – Place of birth unknown. She was a leader in San Francisco’s LGBT movement, a co-founder of the international Gay Games, and the owner of…

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Aug 21
2020
Aug 20
2020

People

08-20-1841 – 05-18-1898 Maria Louise Pool – Born in Rockland, Massachusetts into a well-to-do manufacturing family. An American writer, she taught school for a year before settling down to a…

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People

08-19-1919 – 02-24-1990 Malcomb Forbes – Born in Brooklyn, New York. He was an American publisher of Forbes Magazine (founded by his father) and an entrepreneur. He was known as an…

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Aug 19
2020
Aug 19
2020

Events

08-19-2014 Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of LGBT people are added to the Smithsonian Institution, including items from the popular TV show Will & Grace.

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People

08-18-1906 – 10-31-1996 Marcel Carné – Born in Paris, France. He was a French film director. His best-known film, Children of Paradise (1945), is considered one of the greatest films of…

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Aug 18
2020
Aug 17
2020

People

08-17-1943 Robert De Niro – Born in Manhattan, New York. He is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 90 films. De Niro won the Academy Award for…

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