09-25-1949 Pedro Almodóvar – Born in Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Spain. He is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer, composer, and former actor. Almodovar achieved international recognition for his black comedy-drama film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He later won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama All About My Mother (1999). Noted for being one of the most internationally-successful Spanish filmmakers, Almodóvar and his films have gained worldwide interest and a cult following. He has won two Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards, six European Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, six Goya Awards, and several honors at the Cannes Film Festival. Almodóvar also helped ChavelaVargas’ music regain recognition by including her music in his films. Almodóvar is openly gay.
09-25-1949 Angela Bowie (born Mary Angela Barnett) – Born in Ayios Dhometios, Nicosia, Cyprus. An American citizen, her father was a US Army veteran working in Cyprus when she was born. She is an American model, actress, and journalist, best known as the ex-wife of David Bowie. The couple influenced the glam rock culture and fashion of the 1970s, especially their openness about bisexuality. She married David Bowie in 1970 and divorced him in 1980. They had one child together, Duncan Jones, film director. In her autobiography, Backstage Passes: Life On the Wild Side with David Bowie, published in 1993 and updated in 2000, it details her drug use and open bisexual lifestyle with her former husband and many other well-known musicians.
09-25-1952 Cherrie Moraga – Born in Whittier, California to a Mexican mother and an Anglo father. She is an American Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright. Her works examine the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race intersect in the lives of women of color. Moraga was one of the few writers to write and introduce the view of Chicana lesbianism. After her college years, Moraga openly accepted her lesbianism. She said, “ My lesbianism is the avenue through which I have learned the most about silence and oppression, and it continues to be the most tactile reminder to me that we are not free human beings” describing lesbianism as poverty, just as being dark, women or simply poor. Her play, Watsonville: Some Place Not Here (1996), won the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Fund for New American Plays Award.
09-25-1991 Meleana “Mana” Shim – Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an American soccer midfielder who plays for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League
Shim publicly came out as a lesbian on August 30, 2013, in an interview with Outsports.
09-25-1995 Ryan Beatty – Born in Clovis, California. He is an American singer. His debut EP, Because of You, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Charts and #7 on the Top 100 in 2012. Beatty’s single Hey LA was featured in a nationwide AT&T campaign against texting while driving. On June 29, 2016, Beatty came out as a “raging homosexual.” He said, “It’s taken 20 years of suffocating in the closet for me to become comfortable enough to say it, but now I can breathe. I did it!”