DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

12-15-1941 Tom Ammiano – Born in Montclair, New Jersey. He is an American politician, member of the California State Assembly representing the 13th district until November 30, 2014. He’s also…

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Dec 15
2018
Dec 15
2018

Events

12-15-1973 it was on this day that the American Psychological Association removed homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders — it’s a day “we were cured en masse by the…

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People

12-14-1946 – 03-29-2016 Patty Duke – Born in Elmhurst, New York. She was an American actress of stage, film, and television. At the age of sixteen she won an Academy…

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Dec 14
2018
Dec 14
2018

Events

12-14-2015 Bill Kennedy, one of the NBA’s top referees, comes out as gay. Kennedy said, “I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that…

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People

12-13-1950 Linda Bellos – She was born in London to a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Bellos is an English ex-politician,  businesswomen, and activist for gay rights. She did marry…

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Dec 13
2018
Dec 12
2018

People

12-12-1897 – 09-28-1966 Lillian Eugenia Smith – Born in Jasper, Florida, she grew up in Clayton, Georgia, where her father owned and operated the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls. Smith…

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People

12-11-1926 – 07-25-1984 Big Mama Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton) – Born in Ariton, Alabama. She was an American rhythm and blues singer, and songwriter. Thornton was the first to…

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Dec 11
2018
Dec 10
2018

People

  12-10-1830 – 05-15-1886 Emily Dickinson – Born in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is considered one of the most important American poets. While there is no concrete evidence that Dickinson was…

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People

12-09-1902 – 02-04-1966 Lucius Beebe – Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was an American author, gourmand, photographer, railroad historian, journalist, and syndicated columnist. From the 1930s through 1944, he wrote…

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Dec 9
2018
Dec 9
2018

Events

12-09-2013 Edie Windsor in the top 5 choices for Time Magazine’‘s Person of the year. Pope Francis became person of the year. Edie Windsor placed third. Her case, the United States…

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