DAILY SPOTLIGHT

Events

12-09-2005   The film Brokeback Mountain is released in the U.S. The film attained awards for Best Picture and Best Director at the British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards,…

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People

12-08-1933 – 11-28-2004 Leroy “Roy” F. Aarons – Born in the Bronx, New York. He was an American journalist, editor, author, playwright, and founder of the National Lesbian and Gay…

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12-08-2014 The International Olympic Committee voted unanimously to approve a recommendation that adds non-discrimination language regarding sexual orientation to the Olympic Charter. The decision to update the wording will be…

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People

12-07-1873 – 04-24-1947 Willa Cather – Born in Gore, Virginia. She was an American writer. Her novels of frontier life on the great plains gained her recognition. Cather was awarded…

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12–07-2017 Australia’s Parliament passes bill to legalize same-sex marriage. 12-07-2012 U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear cases on gay marriage – Prop. 8 & DOMA to receive hearings.

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People

12-06-1900 – 04-30-1974 Agnes Moorehead – Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. Moorehead is…

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12-06-2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a historic speech on LGBT rights at U.N. in Geneva. In what LGBT equality advocates are heralding as a remarkable and historic speech,…

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2020
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People

12-05-1932 – 05-09-2020 Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) – Born in Macon, Georgia. He was an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. Little Richard has been inducted into the Rock and…

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12-05-2012 Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that a law in southern Oaxaca state that bans same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in that state…

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2020
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2020

People

12-04-1969 Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is a straight ally. Jay-Z is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor….

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