May 14th, 2013

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Magnus Hirschfeld (May 14, 1868 – May 14, 1935)

Magnus Hirschfeld (May 14, 1868 – May 14, 1935) was a German physician and sexologist. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, which Dustin Goltz called "the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights."

Hirschfeld was born in Kolberg (now Kołobrzeg, Poland) in a Jewish family, the son of a highly regarded physician and 'Medizinalrat' Hermann Hirschfeld. In 1887-1888 he studied philosophy and philology in Breslau, then from 1888-1892 medicine in Strasbourg, Munich, Heidelberg, and Berlin. In 1892 he took his doctoral degree. After his studies, he traveled through the United States for eight months, visiting the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and living from the proceeds of his writing for German journals. Then he started a naturopathic practice in Magdeburg; in 1896 be moved his practice to Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Magnus Hirschfeld's career successfully found a balance between medicine and writing. After several years as a general practitioner in Magdeburg, in 1896 he issued a pamphlet Sappho and Socrates, on homosexual love (under the pseudonym Th. Ramien). In 1897, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee with the publisher Max Spohr, the lawyer Eduard Oberg, and the writer Max von Bülow. The group aimed to undertake research to defend the rights of homosexuals and to repeal Paragraph 175, the section of the German penal code that since 1871 had criminalized homosexuality. They argued that the law encouraged blackmail, and the motto of the Committee, "Justice through science", reflected Hirschfeld's belief that a better scientific understanding of homosexuality would eliminate hostility toward homosexuals.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Hirschfeld

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Thomas L. Marshall - Rough

Rough by Thomas Marshall
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Thomas L Marshall (May 7, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615792243
ISBN-13: 978-0615792248
Amazon: Rough
Amazon Kindle: Rough

The child's earliest memories were of caring grandparents and the aromas of home cooking. He was a clear-eyed, open-faced kid, trusting as an unbroken colt. Then, at four years he was abruptly thrust into a horror film noir with strangers—a mother he didn’t know, her great brooding ominous bear of a husband, and two other children—a household in the dusty little one-stoplight town of Desert Prairie, where perpetual upheaval replaced the certainty and peace of his grandparent’s sheltering arms. Emotional abandonment, screaming adults, and soon, physical violence become the norm and make of childhood a nightmare that seems as though it will never end, unless in death. He carried the wounds and anguish of home into high school, college and then service in the Army during the Vietnam War. PTSD, severe depression and low self-esteem complicated coming to terms with an alternative sexuality he did not want, and amplified the pain of loss during the early years of the AIDS Crisis. For decades he struggled to survive while siblings and friends married, had children and accumulated wealth. This rugged 60 year journey of struggle, lost love, and recovery eventually leads to a life healed by grace, career, family and faith. Rough is a life journey, it is A Child Called It brought to completion and a book length It Get's Better, in one.

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Jade Buchanan - Broken Silence

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Atlanta in October (http://gayromlit.com/grl-authors) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: twice a week I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments!

And the ebook giveaway goes to: qbeeqt

Today author is Jade Buchanan: Jade’s writing is as eclectic as her reading tastes, with over forty erotic romance tales currently published. She’s been known to accept writing challenges from friends and family just to see their reactions and Jade is also a firm believer that love and romance are universal concepts, no matter a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Originally from Northern Ontario, she’s lived in British Columbia and the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. Jade currently lives in Calgary, Alberta where she’s hard at work on her next story.
Website: http://www.jadebuchananbooks.com
Most recent title: Broken Boughs
Publishers: MLR Press, Samhain Press, Total E-Bound, Changeling Press

Broken Silence (Broken Trilogy) by Jade Buchanan
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (August 17, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160820748X
ISBN-13: 978-1608207480
Amazon: Broken Silence (Broken Trilogy)
Amazon Kindle: Broken Silence (Broken Trilogy)

Rich is terrified of breaking his silence, but he'll need to decide if loving Matthew is worth the risk. Rich Matheson has spent his entire life in Northern Ontario, and he has no intention of leaving even if it means living a lie. But, after he meets the new nurse in town Rich gets a taste of what he's been missing. When Matthew Clark came north to care for his ailing Great-Aunt he figured he could kiss his love life goodbye. Life suddenly becomes a lot more interesting when he meets Rich, but can he have a long-term relationship with a man buried in the closet? Rich is terrified of breaking his silence, but he'll need to decide if loving Matthew is worth the risk.

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Rodger Max Barrow, Ernie Horvath & Chuck Pepe

Rodger Max Barrow (November 23, 1954 - May 14, 2000) was the formerly Excutive Director of Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre and Director of Development for the Joffrey and Feld Ballets and City Center Theatre. Also Chair of New York's State Council for the arts dance panel. (Picture: Rodger Max Barrow with Chuck Pepe)

He died of complications from Aids on May 14, 2000, on Fire Island Pines.

He received an MFA in photography from NYU in 1991. He became Fifth Avenue's Photographer documenting windows for Tiffany, Fendi, Gucci, Ferragamo, Fellissimo, Steuben, Bendel and Burberry. He was born in Light, Arkansas, November 23, 1954.

Over the course of a distinguished career, Ian "Ernie" Horvath (c. 1946, Cleveland - 5 January 1990, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, age 46) worked as a modern and ballet dancer, producing director of the Limon Dance Foundation, co-founder of Cleveland Ballet, soloist with the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater, and associate director of the Carlisle Project. At Horvath's death, Rodger Max Barrow was noted as Horvath's companion. (Picture: Michael Kelly Bruce)

Rodger Max Barrow was survived by long time companion, Michael Kelly Bruce and domestic partner Chuck Pepe (1961-2008).

Associate Professor Michael Kelly Bruce began dancing with Harriette Ann Gray in a movement-for-actors class at Perry-Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; he spent the next five years working with her. After a year in Holland working closely with Lucas Hoving and performing with several Dutch companies he moved to NYC, working with Anna Sokolow, Mary Anthony and Fred Mathews.


Photo: Ernie Horvath, by Zachary Freyman, courtesy Zachary Freyman Collection, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/18/classified/paid-notice-deaths-barrow-rodger-max.html

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