Happy Birthday to two great gay men today, both of whom had an immeasurable impact on my life.
Today would have been the 79th birthday of slain gay rights leader (and my lifelong hero) Harvey Milk:
And a very happy 50th (!) to Morrissey, also a gigantic influence on me and the impetus to my teenage-to-now vegetarianism:
From a long series wherein my mother took a picture of me every day before school. As my Facebook friends say, British Invasion rockers would have killed for that hair.
Adorable, right? Now you understand why I later chastised my mother for never making me a child star.
Today would have been our beloved Joey Ramone‘s 58th birthday. Joey, we salute you.
How weird is it that three of the four original Ramones — Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee — are gone to punk rock heaven?
Can you believe it? Martha Quinn, sweetheart of the 1980s music video viewing generation and former gal pal of Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords of the New Church), turns 50 today! Happy day, Martha. We still love you.
It’s not just me, right? Martha was the best VJ ever. UPDATE: Further evidence that Martha rules: she left a comment! Yay!