Two Roman soldiers, lovers and martyrs. Nearchos' day is today, Polyeuct on February 13th
Born this day
Photographer,known for her photographs of Native Americans, particularly the Navajo and Pueblo, and her Southwestern landscapes. She frequently photographed her partner, Elizabeth (Betsy) Forster during the more than fifty years they were together, sometimes placing her in scenes with other people as though she were part of a tableau she happened to come upon. In 1974 the governor of New Mexico awarded her one of the first Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
Politician / Lawyer / Activist
Emile Norman (1918 – 2009 ) US
John Waters (1946 – ) US
Director / Screenwriter / Actor
Diana Nyad (1949 – ) US
Long Distance Swimmer / Presenter
Phill Wilson (1956 – ) US
Ruslan Sharipov (1961 – ) Uzbek
Journalist / Activist
Estelle Asmodelle (1964 – ) Australian
Model / Belly Dancer / Screenwriter / Musician / Actress
Krystian Legierski (1978 – ) German
Politician / Activist
Andrea Gabrielle Gibson (1985 – ) US
Reality TV [Transgeneration]
Amber Heard (1986 – ) US
Actress / Model
Died this day
Colin MacInnes (1914 – 1976) UK
Will Geer (1902- 1978) US
Actor / Singer
Albrecht Becker (1906 – 2002) German
Actor / Photographer / Production Designer
Christopher Price (1967– 2002) UK
Patrick Trevor-Roper (1916 – 2004) UK
Surgeon / Activist – Born 7th June
George C Rawlings (1921 – 2009) US.
American politician, a former member of the Democratic National Committee, and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Rawlings was married and had two sons, but in 1975 he and Rosalie divorced after he determined to live openly as a gay man.
Sodomy in history,
1794 — Pennsylvania enacts a law to fine sheriffs for failure to conduct convicted sodomites to prison.