July 14th, 2013

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Dan Wiesendanger (June 5, 1915 - July 14, 1996)

Dan Wiesendanger was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 5, 1915.

He served in the U.S. Army from June 1941 until December 1945, for the majority of the time as non-commissioned officer in charge of Special Services Section, Athletics and Entertainment, in the headquarters offices of various regiments, divisions, and corps.

He later settled in Los Angeles, where for many years he lived with his roommate Clint at 3279 Descanso Drive.

He was a modernist painter, working in a variety of media. He is credited with developing geometric abstraction in the late 1960s.

He was also a songwriter and member of ASCAP.

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Source: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt4j49q9kx/

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More Artists at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

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Karl-Heinrich Ulrichs (August 28, 1825 - July 14, 1895)

Karl-Heinrich Ulrichs (born 28 August 1825 in Aurich, died in L'Aquila, 14 July 1895), is seen today as the pioneer of modern LGBT rights movement.

Ulrichs was born in Aurich, then part of the Kingdom of Hanover, in north-western Germany. Ulrichs recalled that as a young child he wore girls' clothes, preferred playing with girls, and wanted to be a girl. His first homosexual experience was in 1839 at the age of fourteen, in the course of a brief affair with his riding instructor. He graduated in law and theology from Göttingen University in 1846. From 1846 to 1848, he studied history at Berlin University, writing a dissertation in Latin on the Peace of Westphalia.

From 1849 to 1857 Ulrichs worked as an official legal adviser for the district court of Hildesheim in the Kingdom of Hanover. He was dismissed when his homosexuality became open knowledge.

In 1862, Ulrichs took the momentous step of telling his family and friends that he was, in his own words, an Urning, and began writing under the pseudonym of "Numa Numantius". His first five essays, collected as Forschungen über das Rätsel der mannmännlichen Liebe (Researches on the Riddle of Male-Male Love), explained such love as natural and biological, summed up with the Latin phrase anima muliebris virili corpore inclusa (a female psyche confined in a male body). In these essays, Ulrichs coined various terms to describe different sexual orientations/gender identities, including "Urning" for a male who desires men (English "Uranian"), and "Dioning" for a male who is attracted to women. These terms are in reference to a section of Plato's Symposium in which two kinds of love are discussed, symbolised by an Aphrodite who is born from a male (Uranos), and an Aphrodite who is born from a female (Dione). Ulrichs also coined words for the female counterparts, and for bisexuals and intersexuals.

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

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