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Notable LGBTQ birthdays: Feb. 15 through Feb. 28

By | 2018-01-15T23:42:11-05:00 February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|


Feb. 15: English philosopher Jeremy Bentham, 1748; suffragist and feminist leader Susan B. Anthony, 1820; musician and activist Cris Williamson, 1947; dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones, 1952

Feb. 16: Actress Katharine Cornell, 1893; British filmmaker John Schlesinger, 1926; composer John Corigliano, 1938

Feb. 17: Italian composer Arcangelo Corelli, 1653; German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp, 1854; Australian actor Barry Humphries, 1934; Australian writer Robert Dessaix, 1944

Feb. 18: Photographer Duane Michals, 1932; African-American activist and writer Audre Lorde, 1934

Feb. 19: Literary critic F. O. Matthiessen, 1902; writer Carson McCullers, 1917; legislator Sheila James Kuehl, 1941; artist Lari Pittman, 1952

Feb. 20: Attorney Roy Cohn, 1927

Feb. 21: Psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan, 1892; novelist Anais Nin, 1903; poet W. H. Auden, 1907; educator and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, 1936; entertainment executive David Geffen, 1943

Feb. 22: Founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Lord Robert Baden-Powell, 1857; poet Edna Saint Vincent Millay, 1892; writer Jane Auer Bowles, 1917; British actor and entertainer Kenneth Williams, 1926; science fiction writer Joanna Russ, 1937; activist and educator Karla Jay, 1947; novelist Christopher Bram, 1952

Feb. 23: Composer George Frideric Handel, 1685; filmmaker Paul Morrissey, 1938

Feb. 24: Artist Winslow Homer, 1836; poet Daryl Hine, 1936; playwright Doric Wilson, 1939

Feb. 25: Italian writer and translator Aldo Busi, 1948

Feb. 27: African-American writer Angelina Weld Grimke, 1880; novelist Lawrence Durrell, 1912

Feb. 28: Austro-Hungarian journalist Karoly Maria Kertbeny, 1824; poet Sir Stephen Spender, 1909; film director Vincente Minnelli, 1913; choreographer, director, and actor Tommy Tune, 1939

Feb. 29: Fashion designer Willi Smith, 1948

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