December 21st, 2014

andrew potter

Francis & Peter Scott-Morgan

Peter Bowman Scott-Morgan (born Peter Bowman Scott on April 19, 1958) is a British/American organizational theorist, management consultant, author, and expert on the hidden inner workings of organizations and society.

In the 1980s, he invented techniques that have since been widely applied to reveal how complex social systems behave and to highlight associated systemic risks. Since he pioneered their initial use in corporate change management, his approaches have been adopted by academics, consultants, and major organizations around the world.

Based on data collated from the application of his techniques, he has published increasingly comprehensive analyses of how the world economy and international community in reality operate and the best ways to deal with in-built problems. From 2007 he has focused exclusively on addressing global threats.

Since 1979, Scott-Morgan has lived with his partner Francis. They joined their surnames in 1991. In 1993, they formed the basis of a new US Immigration policy when they set legal precedent by getting official acknowledgment that as an unmarried couple they were entitled to unlimited independent travel to and from the US despite both being the same gender and Francis (unlike Peter) not being an executive on temporary transfer between offices. Later, retaining their British citizenship, both became naturalized US citizens.


Francis (left) and Peter Scott-Morgan at Oldway Mansion having become the very first civil partners in Devon, UK
Peter Scott-Morgan is a British/American organizational theorist, management consultant and author. Since 1979, Scott-Morgan has lived with his partner Francis. In 1993, they formed the basis of a new US Immigration policy when they set legal precedent by getting official acknowledgment that as an unmarried couple they were entitled to unlimited independent travel to and from the US despite both being the same gender and Francis (unlike Peter) not being an executive on temporary transfer between offices. In 2005, Francis and Peter Scott-Morgan became the very first civil partners in England, granting them the legal rights of a married couple.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Scott-Morgan

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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Joshua Robison & Michael Tilson-Thomas

The Bay Area Reporter named Michael Tilson-Thomas (born December 21, 1944) one of the ten most powerful gay men and lesbians in San Francisco—even before he took over as conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. Tilson-Thomas has long been regarded as one of the finest conductors in America and is famous for his flamboyant high-energy style. In 1968 he won the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize at the Berkshire Music Center. Tilson Thomas lives in San Francisco with his partner of thirty years (as of 2008), Joshua Robison.

At age twenty-five he became the youngest assistant conductor in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 1971 to 1979, principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1981 to 1985, with the London Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 1995, and has been full-time conductor and musical director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1995.

In 1995 he was named Conductor of the Year by the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts.

In May 2001 Tilson-Thomas conducted the premiere of Del Tredici’s Gay Life, a series of pieces he commissioned that are based on poems by Allen GINSBERG, Thom GUNN, and Paul MONETTE. The work explores the experiences of gay men in the US and delves into the challenges that they have faced in their struggle to survive the AIDS epidemic.


The Bay Area Reporter named Michael Tilson-Thomas one of the ten most powerful gay men and lesbians in San Francisco—even before he took over as conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. Tilson-Thomas has long been regarded as one of the finest conductors in America and is famous for his flamboyant high-energy style. In 1968 he won the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize at the Berkshire Music Center. Tilson Thomas lives in San Francisco with his partner of thirty years (as of 2008), Joshua Robison.

Stern, Keith. Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals. Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

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