February 17th, 2014

andrew potter

It Happened Today: February 17

Alain Claude Sulzer (born February 17, 1953): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4208285.html

Alain Claude Sulzer's first novel was published in 1983 and he has since written four further novels, including Annas Maske (2001) and numerous short stories. A Perfect Waiter is his first novel to be published in English: Erneste works in a grand hotel in Switzerland. He is the 'perfect waiter', a model of order in every way. But inwardly this polite, withdrawn man has been caught in the grip of an overwhelming passion that began in the summer of 1935 with Jakob, a fellow waiter.

Sir Alan Bates & John Curry: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3404557.html

Sir Alan Bates was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. John Curry was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. Before his death due to AIDS, he spoke openly to the press about both his disease and his sexual orientation. Bates claimed that he had a two-year affair with Curry, and that Curry died in Bates's arms.

Christopher Coleman & Angel Sanchez: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3465519.html

Christopher Coleman, is the “Michael Kors” of the South American versions of Project Runway. He lives with his partner, the Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez. The designers met in 2001 in Venezuela. Their professional partnership began in 2008 when they signed on to design Nuela, a new restaurant in New York’s Flatiron district, and have since worked together on four other residences, and just within the past year, have designed rooms in two show houses.

Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (September 27, 1861 – February 17, 1933): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207154.html

Corinne Roosevelt (September 27, 1861 — February 17, 1933) was an American poet, writer, lecturer, and public speaker. She was also the younger sister of former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt and an aunt of former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt. Robinson began writing at an early age, through the encouragement of her friends, in particular Edith Wharton who helped critique her poetry. Wharton had lesbian affairs, including one with writer Janet Flanner.

David Garnett & Duncan Grant: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207389.html

David Garnett was bisexual, as were several members of the Bloomsbury Group, and he had affairs with Francis Birrell and Duncan Grant. A writer, he first met members of the Bloomsbury group in 1910 but was not fully accepted by them until 1914 when he became Duncan Grant's lover. Like Grant, Garnett was a conscientious objector and having worked in France in 1915 with the Friends War Victims Relief Mission, he worked as a farm labourer to avoid conscription on his return to England.

Oskar Seidlin & Richard Plant: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3385683.html

Richard Plant (1910-1998) was a German-American writer. He is said to have written, in addition to the works published under his own name, several detective novels or Kriminalromane, with Dieter Cunz and Oskar Seidlin (1911-1984, under the collective pen-name of Stefan Brockhoff. Upon the accession of the Nazis to power in Germany in 1933 and the enforcement of the Paragraph 175 against homosexuality, he was obliged to leave Germany for Switzerland in concert with his partner, Oskar Seidlin.

Perry Moore & Hunter Hill: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2800179.html

William Perry Moore IV was an American author, screenwriter, and film director. He was known as the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia film series and the author of the award-winning book Hero. Moore was openly gay and lived in NYC with Hunter Hill (a writer for Paper magazine). He was was also asked what the perfect recipe for romance is: “Good waves. Good wine. Great new wave music. A little bit of dancing. Writing 10 great pages. And collapsing into the arms of the one you love.”

Peterson Toscano & Glen Retief: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207796.html

Peterson Toscano is a playwright, actor, Bible scholar, blogger, and gay activist. Toscano spent nearly 2 decades undergoing ex-gay treatment and conversion therapy before accepting his homosexuality and coming out as a gay man. Toscano lives in Sunbury, PA with his husband, South African writer Glen Retief. Retief is a South African writer who won a Lambda Literary Award for his memoir The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood. The Jack Bank was also an Africa Book Club Book.

Randy Shilts (August 8, 1951 - February 17, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2799217.html

Randy Shilts was a pioneering gay American journalist and author. He worked as a freelance reporter for both The Advocate and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as for San Francisco Bay Area television stations. Shilts wrote three best-selling, widely acclaimed books. His first, The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, is a biography of the first openly gay San Francisco politician, his friend Harvey Milk, who was assassinated by a political rival, Dan White, in 1978.

Sybille Bedford & Eda Lord: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207919.html

Sybille Bedford (16 March 1911 – 17 February 2006) was a German-born English writer. Many of her works are partly autobiographical. Julia Neuberger proclaimed her "the finest woman writer of the 20th century" while Bruce Chatwin saw her as "one of the most dazzling practitioners of modern English prose". Bedford spent the 1950s, 60s and 70s living in France, Italy, Britain and Portugal, and during this period had a twenty-year relationship with the American female novelist Eda Lord (1907-1976).

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Angel

Gay Contemporary General Fiction
Angel by Alex Norris
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (October 14, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492933627
ISBN-13: 978-1492933625
Amazon: Angel
Amazon Kindle: Angel

Cambridge University isn't everything Lewis wanted it to be. Still hung up on a lost love affair from the past and surrounded by friends he loves and loathes in equal measure, Lewis' life takes a dramatic turn after a chance encounter with homeless Rosie. Desperately seeking meaning among the vacuous student lifestyle, Lewis embarks on a quest to help those without homes and without voices.

Through a string of secret and sordid affairs with strange men he meets online, Lewis tries to raise money for his new homeless friends. Along the way he'll encounter a transvestite with the lips of Brigitte Bardot, a gorgeous French traveler, and a slew of lonely men willing to pay for satisfaction.

But as Lewis delves further into the depraved, secret life of Cambridge's backstreets, his faith in humanity and hope for his own future decline rapidly. How low is he willing to sink to make some cash?

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
53$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
85$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
107$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
125$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
200$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 780$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

2014 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4162490.html

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: After Christmas Eve

Gay Mystery / Thriller
After Christmas Eve by Michael Rupured
Paperback: 314 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (October 11, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608209024
ISBN-13: 978-1608209026
Amazon: After Christmas Eve
Amazon Kindle: After Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, 1966, Philip Potter drops off gifts to the homeless shelter, an act of generosity that later makes him a suspect in the murder of a male prostitute. As Philip Potter wraps up his last minute shopping on Christmas Eve, 1966, James Walker, his lover of several years, takes his life. Unaware of what waits for him at home, Philip drops off gifts to the homeless shelter, an act of generosity that later makes him a suspect in the murder of a male prostitute. Two men drive yellow Continentals. One is a killer, with the blood of at least six hustlers on his hands. Both men have secrets. And as Philip is about to discover, James had kept secrets, too. But James wasn't trying to frame him for murder...

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
53$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
85$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
107$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
125$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
200$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 780$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

2014 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4162490.html

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