March 17th, 2014

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Adam Geiger (December 16, 1950 - March 17, 1991)

Adam Martin Geiger (Dec. 16, 1950, Kansas - Mar. 17, 1991, San Diego County, California) was a New Age Composer/Keyboardist.

In the early 1980s, Adam Geiger, then an executive with NCR, attended a conference in San Francisco and met the composer and musicologist Paul Attinello. With encouragement from him and other friends, Geiger resigned his job and set up a home studio in San Diego with several pianos and keyboards. From 1982 to 1989, working on his own and with Lura Jane Geiger, he produced and sold a series of cassette tapes of New Age music on the LuraMedia recording label.

"Adam enjoyed his creative life immensely, and was always happy that he had launched his own music business…Adam’s later life, and death, seemed remarkably peaceful and fulfilled." (Paul Attinello)

Adam Martin Geiger died of AIDS in San Diego on March 17, 1991. —Nurit Tilles

Source: http://www.artistswithaids.org/artforms/music/catalogue/geiger.html

Dr Lura Jane Smith Geiger (Feb. 13, 1921, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri - Apr. 25, 2009, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA) often called Lo, was born in Kansas City, Mo., on February 13, 1921, to Arline and Lynwood H. Smith. She attended Sunset Hill School, Wellesley College, and was a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She married Edward William Geiger, Jr., in 1942, and moved to Leavenworth. In 1949, she and Bill founded Geiger Ready-Mix Co., where Lura was secretary-dispatcher and loaded trucks. Along with raising four children, she coached a synchronized swim team, the Aquadettes, an AAU diving team, and AAU basketball team. She spent seven years as a member of the USGA Junior Girls Committee, developing junior golf programs all over the state of Kansas. Serving on the Leavenworth Recreation Commission, she introduced Tot-Lot playgrounds to Leavenworth. Lura was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school classes for children and adults for many years.

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Clodovil Hernandes (June 17, 1937 – March 17, 2009)

Clodovil Hernandes (Elisiário, June 17, 1937 – Brasília, March 17, 2009) was a Brazilian fashion stylist, television presenter, and politician. Hernandes made his fame as a fashion stylist during the 60s and 70s, after which he was invited to work on television. His dedication and fame on television lasted for over 40 years and various television stations. In his political career, Hernandes was known for statements deemed inappropriate, often directed at other famous personalities. Among other controversies, he was accused of racism and antisemitism. Hernandes was the first openly gay congressman in Brazil.

Hernandes was raised by a Spanish immigrant couple (Diego Hernández and Isabel Sánchez), and never apparently knew his biological parents. He had great affection for his adoptive mother, a Spanish immigrant from Andalusia. One of his projects in the Chamber of Deputies was to create the Dia da Mãe Adotiva (Adoptive Mother's Day) that would be celebrated on the third Sunday of May. Hernandes was educated in a Catholic school; besides his native Portuguese, he could speak Spanish (his parents' language) and French.

Hernandes began his career as a stylist at age 16. In the 1960s he gained fame as a designer of haute couture.

In the 1980s Hernandes became a TV personality with appearances on Rede Globo's "TV Mulher", one of the first Brazilian shows dedicated to the contemporary woman. His career as a TV presenter had its ups and downs throughout the 90s. Although he had a strong female following, his explicit right-wing position and unstable relations with co-workers led to frequent job losses.



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Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 – March 17, 1997)

(William) Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957, Columbus, Ohio - March 17, 1997, Chicago, Illinois) was a Singer/Songwriter (R&B and pop) and Dancer.

Jermaine Stewart began his performing career as a teenager in Chicago, touring with the Chi-Lites and The Staple Singers and appearing on American Bandstand and Soul Train. By the mid-1980s he had worked with Shalamar, Millie Jackson, Tavares, the Temptations, and Culture Club as a background vocalist and dancer.

With the help of Culture Club member Mikey Craig, he landed his first solo recording contract with Clive Davis of Arista Records (10 Records in the UK) in 1984. His first single, "The Word Is Out," was produced by Peter Collins and was supported by a video shot in Paris. The song reached number 41 in the US R&B and Billboard charts, and was followed by an album of the same name in 1985. Two other singles from the album were issued: "I Like It" (Europe and US release) and "Get Over It" (Europe-only release).

Although The Word Is Out did much to enhance Stewart's reputation, it did not prove to be the commercial success Arista had expected. But things changed with his second album, Frantic Romantic, which involved two of the most important producers of the decade. John 'Jellybean' Benitez produced two highly danceable tracks on the album, and Narada Michael Walden, a major recording artist in his own right, wrote and produced the song that would be Stewart's biggest hit, "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off." It became an international success, reaching the Billboard Top 5 and number 5 in the UK charts.

Sales of Frantic Romantic soon reached one million, and a second single, the ballad "Jody," reached both the UK and US Top 50. A UK-only single, "Don't Ever Leave Me" made number 76.



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Merritt Butrick (September 3, 1959 – March 17, 1989)

Merritt R. Butrick (September 3, 1959 – March 17, 1989) was an American actor, known for his roles on the 1982 teen sitcom Square Pegs, in two Star Trek feature films, and a variety of other acting roles in the 1980s.

Butrick was born in Gainesville, Florida and was an only child. He graduated in 1977 from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California. He attended the California Institute of the Arts for acting, but was dismissed from the school.

His first screen role was as a rapist in two 1981 episodes of the police drama Hill Street Blues.

He was cast as "Johnny Slash" Ulasewicz, a major supporting character in the 1982 teen sitcom Square Pegs, which received critical praise but was cancelled after 20 episodes (one season).

While Square Pegs was in pre-broadcast production, Butrick was cast to play David Marcus, the physicist son of James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and his former lover Carol Marcus (Bibi Besch), in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He continued the role in the follow-up film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, in which the character was killed. He later appeared as T'Jon, the captain of a cargo vessel rescued by the crew of the Enterprise in "Symbiosis", a 1988 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Meanwhile he appeared in the 1982 comedy film Zapped!, the 1988 horror film Fright Night II, and as Barbara Hershey's hillbilly son in the 1987 drama Shy People. He had a variety of guest roles in episodic television and in TV movies.


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It Happened Today: March 17

Adam Geiger (December 16, 1950 - March 17, 1991): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3503694.html

In the early 1980s, Adam Geiger, then an executive with NCR, attended a conference in San Francisco and met the composer and musicologist Paul Attinello. With encouragement from him and other friends, Geiger resigned his job and set up a home studio in San Diego with several pianos and keyboards. From 1982 to 1989, working on his own and with Lura Jane Geiger, he produced and sold a series of cassette tapes of New Age music on the LuraMedia recording label.

Alice Austen & Gertrude Tate: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3648579.html

Elizabeth Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 - June 9, 1952) was a Staten Island photographer. In 1899 Alice met Gertrude Amelia Tate (1871-1962) of Brooklyn, New York. She became Alice's lifelong companion. Gertrude moved in with Alice at Clear Comfort in 1917. Clear Comfort was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark on April 8, 1976, one month after the 110th anniversary of Alice's birth. It is also known as "Alice Austen House" and is located in the Rosebank neighborhood.

Bayard Rustin & Walter Naegle: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3819541.html

Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to Harlem, New York City and earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer, and continued activism for civil rights. Rustin was survived by his partner of 10 years, Walter Naegle, who was also his executor & chief archivist.

Clodovil Hernandes (June 17, 1937 – March 17, 2009): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504000.html

Clodovil Hernandes (Elisiário, June 17, 1937 – Brasília, March 17, 2009) was a Brazilian fashion stylist, television presenter, and politician. Hernandes made his fame as a fashion stylist during the 60s and 70s, after which he was invited to work on television. His dedication and fame on television lasted for over 40 years and various television stations. In his political career, Hernandes was known for statements deemed inappropriate, often directed at other famous personalities.

Dan Stone (born March 17): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4260700.html

Dan Stone (born March 17) is the author of the gay romantic fantasy "The Rest Of Our Lives" and "Tricky Serum: An Elixir of Poems" (Lethe Press). The Rest of Our Lives won a 2009 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Paranormal / Horror: In this lighthearted and contemporary, gay romantic fantasy, can two male witches whose passion reincarnates century after century, find a way to express their love for each other again? Can this enchanting pair finally succeed after so many lifetimes?

Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 – March 17, 1997): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504362.html

Jermaine Stewart began his performing career as a teenager in Chicago, touring with the Chi-Lites and The Staple Singers and appearing on American Bandstand and Soul Train. By the mid-1980s he had worked with Shalamar, Millie Jackson, Tavares, the Temptations, and Culture Club as a background vocalist and dancer. With the help of Culture Club member Mikey Craig, he landed his first solo recording contract with Clive Davis of Arista Records (10 Records in the UK) in 1984.

Luchino Visconti & Helmut Berger: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504708.html

Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo, was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter. He is best known for his films The Leopard (1963) and Death in Venice (1971). Visconti made no secret of his homosexuality. His last partner was the Austrian actor Helmut Berger, who played Martin in Visconti's film The Damned. Berger also appeared in Visconti's Ludwig in 1972 and Conversation Piece in 1974 along with Burt Lancaster.

Merritt Butrick (September 3, 1959 – March 17, 1989): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3504384.html

Merritt R. Butrick was an American actor, known for his roles on the 1982 teen sitcom Square Pegs, in two Star Trek feature films, and a variety of other acting roles in the 1980s. Butrick died of AIDS-related toxoplasmosis on March 17, 1989, at the age of 29. The 2008 release of Square Pegs on DVD included a featurette dedicated to Butrick, in which his co-stars, including Jami Gertz and Sarah Jessica Parker, and show creator Anne Beatts, paid tributes to and recounted anecdotes about Butrick.

Rudolf Nureyev & Erik Bruhn: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1405031.html

Erik Bruhn met Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Tatar dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. Nureyev was a great admirer of Bruhn, having seen filmed performances of the Dane on tour in Russia with American Ballet Theatre, although stylistically the two dancers were different. Bruhn became the great love of Nureyev's life and the two remained close for 25 years, until Bruhn's death. Nureyev, iconic dancer of the XX century, had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal.

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Goblins

Gay Fantasy Romance
Goblins by Melanie Tushmore
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (September 23, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162004238X
ISBN-13: 978-1620042380
Amazon: Goblins, Book One
Amazon Kindle: Goblins, Book One

In the 17th Century, the ancient sprawl of Epping forest is bursting with magic and those who go unseen by human eyes: the elves who rule the summer court, and the goblins who rule the winter court. It is said that if a human catches the eye of one of the fey, they are either doomed or blessed. Wulfren & the Warlock When Wulfren wakes from a strange dream of a human captor with long silver hair, and grey eyes, his brothers tell him they rescued him from a warlock, and take Wulfren back home to the goblin king's palace. But Wulfren isn't so sure the matter is that simple. Why was he missing so long? What are the strange dreams of the beautiful man with the silver hair? Dalliances with humans are severely frowned upon, especially by Wulfren's father, but Wulfren is willing to risk the scorn of his family to find the human who haunts his dreams. Quiller & the Runaway Prince After a hard winter, Quiller is sent deep into the forest on a family errand, and is surprised when a human stumbles into his path. Quiller swoops in to pester him, perhaps even eat him, but there is something special about the human: his scent is royal, though he protests that he is not, and soon Quiller finds himself agreeing to help the human with his troubles-in exchange for a kiss.

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/
350$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 1190$*

* 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.

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GayRomLit Retreat: Sara York

Starting from March up until September I will feature authors attending the GayRomLit Retreat in Chicago (October 16-19, 2014: http://gayromlit.com/grl-authors).

Today author is Sara York: Writing is Sara York's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun.
Website: http://sarayork.com

Sara York is offering a copy of Pray the Gay Away to one commenter on this blog. You can comment on LJ or DW if you have an account (I will send a PM to the winner), if you don't have an account, please leave a comment on DW with a contact email.

Pray The Gay Away (A Southern Thing) by Sara York
Series: A Southern Thing
Paperback: 314 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 2, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496133579
ISBN-13: 978-1496133571
Amazon: Pray The Gay Away (A Southern Thing)
Amazon Kindle: Pray The Gay Away (A Southern Thing)

Star football player, Jack Miller, had it all. The perfect family, looks, girls hanging on his every word, and the respect of most people in his town. But one thing was missing--a man to be his own. When Andrew Collins showed up in small town, conservative Sweet, Georgia, he looked more scrawny mutt than high school senior. Andrew's plan was to keep his head down and graduate high school, leaving his family behind to start his real life. When he meets Andrew, Jack thinks he's found heaven, but reality holds him in check until one night when his lips gently slide across Andrew's and fireworks go off. As lust and something a little deeper brings them together, compelling them to take chances, people start to notice. Then the unthinkable happens, and Jack's parents find out he likes guys. The battle lines are drawn and they vow to pray the gay away.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Always by Kindle Alexander

Always CoverAlways by Kindle Alexander
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC. (March 8, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941450008
ISBN-13: 978-1941450000
Amazon: Always
Amazon Kindle: Always

Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

 

Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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