January 13th, 2014

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Hudson Taylor (born January 13, 1987)

Hudson Taylor (born Herbert Hudson Taylor IV) is the founder and executive director of Athlete Ally, a wrestling coach at Columbia University and a prominent straight ally and civil rights activist of LGBT rights. (P: Columbia University wrestling coach, LGBT activist, and Founding Director of Athlete Ally Hudson Taylor.)

Taylor thrice gained the status of NCAA All-American wrestler before graduating and becoming a coach at Columbia University. He also secured the most pins and the most wins in the history of collegiate wrestling at the University of Maryland, College Park and is ranked among the top five pinners in NCAA wrestling history. He holds several hall-of-fame records.

Taylor is descended from a long line of Christian missionaries, including James Hudson Taylor, who founded the China Inland Mission during the 19th Century in China.

An athlete all his life, Taylor experienced denigrating humor in high school and college sports, but befriended gay people when he majored in Interactive Performance Art at the University of Maryland. When Taylor began to wear an equality sticker from the Human Rights Campaign on his wrestling headgear, he faced backlash from his peers, but gained attention from the media. When he blogged about experiencing homophobia in collegiate sports, he received hundreds of emails from closeted athletes. This experience eventually drove him to found the non-for-profit organization, Athlete Ally, "with the mission of educating, encouraging and empowering straight athlete allies to combat homophobia and transphobia in sports."

"For me and my generation, LGBT rights is a pressing issue," said Taylor. "I believe that whatever history I'm a part of, I'm responsible for. If I feel something is unjust or unequal, I feel a responsibility to do something about it."

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Taylor_(wrestler)

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Jack Basilone & Kevin McClatchy

Kevin S. McClatchy (born January 13, 1963 in Sacramento, California) is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. He led a group of investors that purchased the team in 1996, and served as the team's CEO and lead owner until 2007, when Bob Nutting took over as lead owner, and McClatchy and Nutting hired Frank Coonelly to become CEO. On September 22, 2012, McClatchy came out as gay in an interview with Frank Bruni of The New York Times. As of 2013, McClatchy continues to live in the Pittsburgh suburb of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, with his partner since 2008, Jack Basilone (born 1981). They winter in Fort Lauderdale.

Prior to purchasing the Pirates, he owned the minor-league Modesto A's. In addition to his baseball work, he is a director of The McClatchy Company, a newspaper publisher owned by his family (he succeeeded Gary B. Pruitt as chairman of the board of the company in April 2012). McClatchy is an alumnus of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Kevin is an alumnus of the Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York.

Kevin McClatchy was the leader and plurality investor in a group that paid $95 million ($146 million today) for the Pittsburgh Pirates in February 1996. McClatchy immediately assumed the posts of chief executive officer and managing general partner, which are the offices traditionally staffed directly by owners in Major League Baseball.

McClatchy is a member of Major League Baseball's executive council and the labor and international committees. At some point after 2005, which is not entirely known because the Pirates are a private corporation, G. Ogden Nutting and his family became the plurality and then majority owners in the franchise. Bob Nutting, Ogden's son, is now chairman of the board. The Nuttings, however, have consistently shied from the spotlight and allowed McClatchy to be the main or even sole voice of the ownership group.


Kevin McClatchy is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. He led a group of investors that purchased the team in 1996, and served as the team's CEO and lead owner until 2007, when McClatchy and Nutting hired Frank Coonelly to become CEO. On September 22, 2012, McClatchy came out as gay in an interview with Frank Bruni of The New York Times. As of 2013, McClatchy continues to live in the Pittsburgh suburb of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, with his partner since 2008, Jack Basilone.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McClatchy

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Ralph Sylvester & Stathis Orphanos

Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, booksellers and publishers operating as Sylvester & Orphanos, are partners in life as well as in business. They are best known for their beautiful, meticulously executed books, which are avidly collected by lovers of fine printing.

Their first book was a sumptuous edition of Christopher Isherwood's Christopher and His Kind, issued in 1976. The next twenty-three books were printed letterpress in southern California, and their most recent, printed letterpress in Greece in 2004, is devoted to the work of the gay modern Greek artist Yannis Tsarouchis.

Among the authors and contributors to the books published by Sylvester & Orphanos are many gay writers, artists, and composers.

In addition to being a bookseller and publisher, Stathis Orphanos is a writer and photographer, with distinct accomplishments in each of these four areas, which in his life have been interrelated. His photographs of numerous writers and artists include images of several who are gay. His male nudes and figure studies capture and appeal to gay men's desire.

The bulk of Orphanos's photography is portraits and includes images of his friends and mentors Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, as well as such distinguished figures as Claire Bloom, Paul Cadmus, David Hockney, Horst (Horst P. Horst), Graham Greene, and Julie Harris, among more than a hundred others. His photographs of young males, especially athletes and military men, have been filtered both by his gay sensibility and by his Greek heritage; they reveal the influence of a long tradition of male nudity in Greek statuary and vase painting.






With Yannis Tsarouchis
Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, booksellers and publishers operating as Sylvester & Orphanos, are partners in life as well as in business. They are best known for their beautiful, meticulously executed books, which are avidly collected by lovers of fine printing. Sylvester and Orphanos met in 1960 in Los Angeles, where they continue to live. They now reside below the Hollywood sign in the Beachwood Canyon area of the city and also own a home in San Marcos, California.



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Citation Information
Author: Luckenbill, Dan
Entry Title: Orphanos, Stathis , and Sylvester, Ralph
General Editor: Claude J. Summers
Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture
Publication Date: 2006
Date Last Updated February 11, 2006
Web Address www.glbtq.com/arts/orphanos_s_sylvester_r.html
Publisher glbtq, Inc.
1130 West Adams
Chicago, IL 60607
Today's Date January 13, 2014
Encyclopedia Copyright: © 2002-2006, glbtq, Inc.
Entry Copyright © 2006, glbtq, Inc.

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher


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It Happened Today: January 13

Ariel Tachna (born January 13, 1972): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4131553.html

Ariel Tachna lives in Houston with her husband, her daughter and son, and their cat. Before moving there, she traveled all over the world, having fallen in love with both France, where she found her husband, and India, where she dreams of retiring some day. She’s bilingual with snippets of 4 other languages to her credit, and is as in love with languages as she is with writing. Conflict in Blood won a 2009 Rainbow Awards as Best LGBT Paranormal / Horror, 1st place, and Best Gay Novel, 2nd place.

Charles Nelson Reilly & Patrick Hughes III: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3617001.html

Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007) was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television, cartoons, and game show panelist. Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly's domestic partner; the two met backstage in 1980 while Reilly appeared on the game show Battlestars. They soon moved together into Reilly's Beverly Hills home, where the two lived a quietly open life.

Edgar Vos & Geert Eijsbouts: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4129912.html

Edgar Vos was a Dutch fashion designer. Vos was born in Makassar in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1931. He studied fashion at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He started a chain of fifteen boutique clothing stores known as Edgar Vos Boutiques. Vos died of a heart attack while holidaying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a day after being admitted to a hospital suffering from what is suspected to have been pneumonia. He is survived by his partner, Geert Eijsbouts.

Edmund White & Michael Carroll: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1411697.html

Edmund Valentine White III (born January 13, 1940) is an American author and literary critic. He is a member of the faculty of Princeton University's Program in Creative Writing. Since 1995 he has lived with his partner Michael Carroll (born 1965), a writer; despite this relationship White has strongly mixed feelings on the subject of gay marriage. In The Married Man, Austin Smith is pushing fifty, loveless and drifting, until one day he meets Julien, a much younger, married Frenchman.

Hudson Taylor (born January 13, 1987): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4130274.html

Hudson Taylor is the founder and executive director of Athlete Ally, a wrestling coach at Columbia University and a prominent straight ally and civil rights activist of LGBT rights. In April 2012, Taylor was named University of Maryland Alumnus of the Year for the school of Undergraduate Studies for his work as an LGBT rights activist. Taylor was honored by the Hetrick Martin Institute with an Emery Award in November 2013 along with Chelsea Clinton, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Fallon Fox.

Josh Lanyon (born January 13): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/565055.html

Josh Lanyon is an American writer of LGBT mystery and adventure fiction, usually with a strong romantic subplot. Lanyon's first novel, Fatal Shadows, was published in 2000 through the indie publisher Gay Men's Press: One sunny morning Los Angeles bookseller and aspiring mystery author Adrien English opens his front door to murder. His old high school buddy (and employee) has been found stabbed to death in a back alley following a loud and very public argument with Adrien the previous evening.

Kevin McClatchy & Jack Basilone: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4130496.html

Kevin McClatchy is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. He led a group of investors that purchased the team in 1996, and served as the team's CEO and lead owner until 2007, when McClatchy and Nutting hired Frank Coonelly to become CEO. On September 22, 2012, McClatchy came out as gay in an interview with Frank Bruni of The New York Times. As of 2013, McClatchy continues to live in the Pittsburgh suburb of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, with his partner since 2008, Jack Basilone.

Matthew Bourne & Arthur Pita: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4130758.html

Matthew Bourne is an English choreographer. His work includes contemporary dance and dance theatre. He has received multiple awards and award nominations, including the Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award, and he has also received several Honorary Doctorates of Arts from UK universities. He had a seven-year relationship with David Manners, who worked for Bourne’s dance company, AMP. In 1995 Bourne began a long-term relationship with Arthur Pita, a principal dancer with AMP.

Penelope Friday (born January 13): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4131703.html

Penelope Friday hates writing bios because she never quite knows how to describe the eclectic mixture of things she writes about. Her particular strengths are erotic fiction (of all sexualities) and articles on disability issues - but she also writes science fiction, romantic stories, articles on the Regency Period, articles on writing and a lot more besides. Thrace won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best Bisexual / Transgender Sci-fi/Paranormal/Fantasy, 2nd place.

Ralph Sylvester & Stathis Orphanos: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4131019.html

Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, booksellers and publishers operating as Sylvester & Orphanos, are partners in life as well as in business. They are best known for their beautiful, meticulously executed books, which are avidly collected by lovers of fine printing. Sylvester and Orphanos met in 1960 in Los Angeles, where they continue to live. They now reside below the Hollywood sign in the Beachwood Canyon area of the city and also own a home in San Marcos, California.

Sibilla Aleramo & Lina Poletti: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4131272.html

Sibilla Aleramo was an Italian author best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy. In 1908 she met Cordula "Lina" Poletti at a women's congress, and their one-year lesbian relationship was recounted in the novel Il passaggio. In 1909 Eleonora Duse retired from acting, and near to that same time she met and became involved in a lesbian affair with Lina Poletti. The two lived together in Florence, Italy for two years before ending the relationship.

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