Stan Brown was born on October 25, 1962. He is a widely respected educator, actor, voice and dialect coach, vocalist (since the age of three), recording artist, and stage director. Stan Brown was born in Walterboro, South Carolina to Dan Brown, Jr., who served in the Navy during World War II (Philippines) and was a general factotum at DuPont, and his mother, Mattie Stokes Brown, a career educator and community leader. He has one older sibling, Lerna Brown, a retired, multiple award-winning educator and published poet. Brown attended Jenkins Hill […]
Doug Spearman was born on September 3, 1962. The “Noah’s Arc” star is an accomplished actor, writer, producer, director, photographer, and humanitarian. Doug Spearman was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland, at the height of America’s civil rights movement. Although his parents had no qualms about his being gay while growing up, the one place his parents put their foot down was on his ambitions to take to the stage, or worse, Hollywood. From the moment Spearman could turn on […]
Lenny Yorke was born on August 31, 1962 (to November 15, 2008). He was a prominent fashion designer, and creative director for Style Management. We remember Lenny Yorke, and look forward to publishing a biography in 2018.
Youree Dell Cleomill Harris was born on August 12, 1962 (to July 26, 2016). Better known as Miss Cleo, she was a self-proclaimed psychic and alleged shaman who achieved television fame as a spokeswoman for a pay-per-call psychic service from 1997 to 2003. Harris was born in Los Angeles, California, to Caribbean Catholic parents who she says knew early on that she was a lesbian. “Nobody really talked about it,” she told “The Advocate.” “It was like the pink elephant […]
Johnny Gratton was born on July 27, 1962. He is a popular adult film star and model known under his performance name, J. C. Carter. Johnny Gratton was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Johnny Gratton, Sr., who was a city worker for the Department of Streets and Sanitation, and his mother, Carrie Gratton, who worked as a school bus driver. He attended Holy Angels Elementary School and Dunbar Vocational High School, where he graduated in 1980. Following high school, he […]
John Young was born July 14, 1962. He is a scholar, educator, historian, advocate, activist, concert pianist, and a good friend. Dr. John Young, known to many of his friends as Martey Beku, was born in Amityville, New York, to John and Clothilde Young. He has one older brother and is a graduate of Copiague Senior High School. With a passion for television growing up, John loved to watch human-interest stories about other young people. After seeing several programs dedicated […]