09-29-1922 – 01-31-2015 Lizabeth Scott – Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was a sultry leading woman of film noir and also a lesbian that was outed by Confidential magazine in 1954. Her career suffered because of it. She was a courageous woman who didn’t live behind a “beard” by having a boyfriend or being married. Scott starred in 22 films in the 1940s and co-starred with Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, and others. In 1957 she played a press agent that discovers country boy singer Elvis Presley in the film Loving You. Ever the non-conformist, she never stopped living Ralph Waldo Emerson’s precept: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Scott died of heart failure at the age of 92 on January 31, 2015. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to motion pictures.
09-29-1994 Halsey (born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) – Born in Clark, New Jersey. She is an American singer-songwriter. She was discovered on social media and signed by the record label Astralwerks in 2014. Her debut studio album Badlands (2015) went platinum. She received even greater success with the release of “Closer” (2106), a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. Halsey’s second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017) became her first number one album on Billboard 200. “Strangers,” one of the tracks on the album, is groundbreaking, telling the story of lesbian and bisexual women in love. Halsey and Lauren Jauregui (also bisexual) appeared on the Today Show on August 23, 2017. Halsey is biracial, openly bisexual, and bipolar.
09-29-1955 Ann Bancroft – Born in Mendota, Minnesota. She is an American author, teacher, and adventurer. She was the first woman to successfully finish a number of arduous expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic and also the first woman to ski across Greenland. Bancroft is an out lesbian and in 2006 campaigned against a proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to prohibit any legal recognition of marriages or civil unions between members of the same sex. In 1995, she was inducted as an honorary member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
09-29-1961 Stephanie Miller – Born in Washington, DC. She is an American political commentator, comedian, and host of The Stephanie Miller Show, a progressive talk radio program. In 2014, Talkers Heavy Hundred list ranked Stephanie Miller as the 22nd most important radio talk show host in the United States. On August 13, 2010, she announced on her radio show that she is a lesbian and credited country singer Chely Wright with helping her come out.
09-29-1967 Brett Anderson – Born in Lindfield, Sussex, England. He is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocal in the band Suede. Anderson’s androgynous style and vague “confessions” about his sexuality became controversial in the British music press. Anderson came out saying, “I see myself as a bisexual man who’s never had a homosexual experience. I’ve never seen myself as overtly heterosexual, but then, I don’t see myself as gay. I sort of saw myself as some kind of sexual being that was floating somewhere.”