April 12th People

April 12th

04-12-1975 Ali Forney – Born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a transgender pioneer. Forney was a African-American gay and transgender youth who also used the name Luscious. He was a counselor and advocate for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and Ali Forneytransgender youth. Forney was killed on the street in Harlem on December 5, 1997. He was 22-years old. The murder has never been solved. The center in New York that provides homeless LGBT youth with services they need, including shelter, HIV Prevention, and lifeskill training is named for him (Ali Forney Center).

 

 

04-12-1975 Jennifer Knapp – Born in Chanute, Kansas. She is an American-Australian folk rock and formerly contemporary Christian musician. She is best known for her first single Undo Me. Following the end of her 2002 tour, Knapp moved to Australia and became an Australian citizen. April 13, 2010, in simultaneous interviews with Christianity Today, Reuters, and The Advocate, Knapp came out as a lesbian. She had been in a same-sex relationship since 2002. In 2011, she launched Inside Out Faith, an advocacy organization for LGBT people of faith.

 

 

04-12-1989 iLoveMakonnen (b. Makonnen Sheran) – Born in Los Angeles, California. He is an American rapper and singer. Makonnen is of black, white, and Asian heritage. His grandmother was an opera singer, which influenced his musical career. On January 20, 2017, Makonnen came out as gay on his official Twitter account. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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