DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

05-11-1933 – 09-11-2001 Father Mychal F. Judge (born Robert Emmet Judge) – Born in Brooklyn, New York. In 1992, Father Judge was appointed chaplain for the Fire Department of New…

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May 11
2019
May 11
2019

Events

05-11-1949 When Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) six of his poems on lesbianism were removed by the French government. He, his publisher and the…

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People

05-10-1904 – 04-26-1995 Frieda Belinfante – Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She was a Dutch cellist, conductor, a prominent lesbian, and a member of the Dutch Resistance during WWII. In 1937,…

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May 10
2019
May 10
2019

Events

05-10-2014 The NFL St. Louis Rams drafted the first openly gay player, Michael Sam. The Rams cut him at the end of training camp.

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People

05-09-1943 – 05-10-2000 Kiyoshi Kuromiya – Born in Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. He was a Japanese-American author and civil and social justice advocate. He was a committed civil right…

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May 9
2019
May 8
2019

People

05-08-1920 – 11-07-1991 Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) – Born in Kaarina, Finland. He was a Finnish artist who was one of the first artists to depict gay men as…

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People

05-07-1840 – 11-06-1893 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Born in Volkinsk, Russian Empire. He was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting…

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May 7
2019
May 7
2019

Events

05-07-2013 Delaware becomes the 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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People

05-06-1961 George Clooney – Born in Lexington, Kentucky. He is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an…

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May 6
2019
May 5
2019

People

05-05-1921 – 08-27-2008 Del Martin (born Dorothy Louise Tallaferro) – Born in San Francisco, California. She and Phyllis Lyon were an American lesbian couple that were feminists and gay-rights activists….

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