March 14th, 2014

andrew potter

Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979)

Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979) is an American fashion designer, specializing in beauty pageant gowns. He was a contestant on the third season of the Bravo reality series Project Runway after being rejected during second-season auditions.

Gillaspie earned a full scholarship to Volunteer State Community College, where he studied pre-veterinarian medicine. While working at a veterinary clinic for four and a half years, he took a second job as a sketch artist at a local pageant boutique in Tennessee. Gillaspie quickly became enamored with fashion, changed his major and transferred to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. In 2002, he won the Critics Choice Award at FIT for evening wear and graduated magna cum laude. He moved back to Nashville after graduation and opened Kayne's Clothing Boutique, where he created custom ballroom dance costumes, evening wear, and wardrobe for the country music industry.

In 2003, the openly gay Gillaspie and his former partner bought Southern Charm/Alter Ego, an established formal wear and pageant store in Norman, Oklahoma. Gillaspie and the store were both featured on an episode of the MTV reality series Tiara Girls. In December, 2005, he dressed the entire top five teens and the winner and first runner up in the Miss Oklahoma U.S.A. pageant.

Gillaspie is no longer associated with Southern Charm/Alter Ego. He now works out of his studio in Norman and travels extensively showcasing his private collection, his exclusive line with WOW prom and pageant, and his shoe line through Benjamin Walk.

For the 2008 Miss America Pageant, in Las Vegas, Gillaspie had several designs featured on contestants, including the talent costume for first runner-up, Miss Indiana Nicole Rash.



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Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989)

Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989) was an American actor famous for originating the role of Kenickie in Grease and was a 1972 nominee for Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first stage role was in 1970 as Crookfinger Jake in Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. (Picture: Barry Bostwick (Danny Zuko) and Timothy Meyers (Kenickie))

His other stage roles include the 1980s musical Sidewalkin (Oscar), HotGrog (Blackbeard), The Foursome (Tim), No Place to be Somebody (Shanty), Rock Island (Wally), The Sugar Bowl (Pinky), Romeo and Jeanette (Lucien), Jack the Ripper (Lusk), Wait Until Dark (Harry Roat), Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig), The Fantasticks (Henry), Terra Nova (Bowers), The Dresser (Geoffrey Thornton), True West (Saul Kimmer), Curse of the Starving Class (Weston), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Scanlon), Lady of the Diamond (Sportscaster), Write Me a Murder (Charles Sturrock), She Stoops to Conquer (Stingo), Ah, Wilderness! (David McComber), Loot (Meadows), Tartuffe (Damis), The Caretaker (Mick), Steambath (Morty), Comedians (Phil Murray), King Lear (Oswald), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Measure for Measure (Pompey), and The Greeks (Odysseus).

His film appearances include The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Night of the Juggler, I, the Jury, and To Smithereens. His television credit is the Kojak episode "Kojak's Days". He also produced a play at the Lincoln Center Library in 1980 entitled Little Tips.

He was also a drama coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

On March 14, 1989, he died from complications of AIDS.



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It Happened Today: March 14

Howard Ashman & Bill Lauch: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3500563.html

Howard Ashman was an American playwright and lyricist. His life partner was William P. "Bill" Lauch. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several films, notably animated features for Disney, Ashman writing the lyrics and Menken composing the music. He is also best known for being the lyricist of two of the biggest hits of the Brazilian rock singer Cazuza, who also died of AIDS, 9 months before in 1990. His second Academy Award in 1992 was accepted by his partner, Bill Lauch.

K.M. Soehnlein & Kevin Clarke: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3930544.html

K. M. Soehnlein is an American writer most famous for his novels The World of Normal Boys and You Can Say You Knew Me When. His most recent novel is Robin and Ruby. He lives in San Francisco's SoMa district with his partner Kevin Clarke, a graphic designer and performer. They married on March 14, 2009, at the Lodge at the Regency Center in San Francisco. They met in 1999 when they were living around the corner from each other in the Mission district of San Francisco.

Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3500462.html

Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979) is an American fashion designer, specializing in beauty pageant gowns. He was a contestant on the third season of the Bravo reality series Project Runway after being rejected during second-season auditions. On October 24, 2008, Gillaspie launched his newest line, called Kayne9, dog couture. The line is made in Oklahoma and is currently available for purchase from the Johnathan Kayne Studio located in Norman, OK.

Malka Drucker & Gay Block: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4257384.html

Malka T. Drucker is a rabbi and author. She is the longtime companion of artist Gay Block. "While in Yerushalayim I met Barry Block who introduced me to his mother Gay who was a talented photographer. Though I had been married for 19 years, Gay and I fell in love and I left Jerusalem mid-year to reorganize my life. In 1989, I decided to try again for the rabbinate." Their work, Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, in 1992.

P.A. Brown (born March 14): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4257789.html

After holding a host of jobs, at 40 P.A. Brown went back to school and became a Network engineer, which eventually landed her on the shores of Bermuda where she spent 2 years learning how to drink rum swizzles and battle hurricanes. Back in Canada, she buckled down and started producing books seriously resulting in a multitude of books coming out in the next year. L.A. Heat won a Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Mystery / Thriller and Best Gay Novel, L.A. Boneyard as Best Gay Mystery / Thriller.

Sean Mathias & Sir Ian McKellen: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3501036.html

Sean Mathias is a British theatre director, film director, writer and actor. He is known for directing the film Bent and highly acclaimed theatre productions. He has also had a notable professional partnership with actor and former lover Sir Ian McKellen since the late 1970s. He was included in the 2006 list of the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain. Mathias is co-owner of The Grapes pub along with business partners Ian McKellen and Evgeny Lebedev, since September 2011.

Sylvia Beach & Adrienne Monnier: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3305255.html

While conducting some research at the Bibliotheque Nationale Sylvia Beach found the name of Adrienne Monnier's bookshop and decided to seek out the little store. There she was warmly welcomed by the owner who, to her surprise, was a plump fair-haired young woman in a peasant's dress/nun's habit, "with a long full skirt and a sort of tight-fitting velvet waistcoat over a white silk blouse. They later became lovers and lived together for 36 years until Monnier's suicide in 1955. Beach died 1962.

Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3501174.html

Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989) was an American actor famous for originating the role of Kenickie in Grease and was a 1972 nominee for Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first stage role was in 1970 as Crookfinger Jake in Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. His film appearances include The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Night of the Juggler, I, the Jury, and To Smithereens. His television credit is the Kojak episode "Kojak's Days".

Toby Johnson & Kip Dollar: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3838742.html

Toby Johnson is a novelist and writer in the field of gay spirituality. In 1981, Johnson returned to his hometown where he practiced as an openly gay therapist and served as co-chair of the San Antonio Gay Alliance. Toby and Kip Dollar organized Gay Pride celebrations, worked with fledgling AIDS Foundations, & helped found gay business societies in both San Antonio and Austin. From 1988 to 1994, Johnson and Dollar ran Liberty Books, the lesbian and gay community bookstore in Austin at the time.

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Drinker Class X

Gay Paranormal Romance
Drinker Class X by Sasha L. Miller
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (October 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620042630
ISBN-13: 978-1620042632
Amazon: Drinker Class X
Amazon Kindle: Drinker Class X

Bitten on the job, Laurence is left to readjust to living as one of the drinkers he has always hunted. In order to be declared a stable citizen-and get back to work-he must attend a series of court-mandated sessions with a psychiatrist specializing in newly-turned drinkers. The worst part of being a drinker, besides adjusting to life without sunlight, is that it's mostly doctors and red tape and tedium-right up until it isn't.

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
25$ CARE: careprogram.org/
25$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
25$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
83$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
125$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
132$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
165$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
300$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 1140$*

* 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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