March 2nd, 2015

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Charles Perez & Keith Rinehard

Charles Perez (born March 2, 1963) is a former American television news reporter, anchor and former talk show host. In September 2009, Perez married his partner, Keith Rinehard, in Westport, Connecticut. In 2010 they have adopted a baby girl in Kansas: Madeline Michele was born Friday, July 9 at 10:06 a.m. in Hutchinson, Kansas. Confessions of a Gay Anchorman, Perez's autobiography, was published in 2011.

Perez was in the news business for most of the past 2 decades, where he anchored and reported for WABC New York, WPLG the ABC affiliate in Miami and WSVN, the Fox station in Miami. Before that, Perez was best known as host of the nationally syndicated The Charles Perez Show. The show was produced by Tribune Entertainment and ran from 1994 until 1996.

Following that, he anchored King World's nationally syndicated news magazine show, American Journal, along with his sister, Michele Dabney-Perez, during its final season, replacing Nancy Glass. Perez has also worked as a reporter for Los Angeles' KCAL-TV, as a producer of The Ricki Lake Show and The Montel Williams Show.

Perez was the main evening anchor at Miami's ABC affiliate WPLG. He was terminated from this position on August 6, 2009, after he filed a discrimination complaint against the station, regarding supposed prejudice over what his attorney cited as the increasing public awareness of his sexual orientation that resulted in his being removed from anchoring Channel 10's weeknight newscasts. Previously he was a weekday reporter and the weekend anchor at WABC-TV in New York City until 2006. He co-anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend editions of Eyewitness News with Sandra Bookman.


Charles Perez (born March 2, 1963) is a former American television news reporter, anchor and former talk show host. In September 2009, Perez married his partner, Keith Rinehard, in Westport, Connecticut. In 2010 they have adopted a baby girl in Kansas: Madeline Michele was born Friday, July 9 at 10:06 a.m. in Hutchinson, Kansas. Confessions of a Gay Anchorman, Perez's autobiography, was published in 2011. Perez was the main evening anchor at Miami's ABC affiliate WPLG.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Perez

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Alma Lutz & Marguerite Smith

Alma Lutz (March 2, 1890 – August 1973) and Marguerite Smith (died in 1959), a librarian at the Protestant Zion Research Library in Brookline, Massachussetts, shared their lives from 1918 until the latter's death in 1959. Their lifelong relationship began when they roomed together at Vassar. They shared a Boston apartment and a summer home in the Berkshires, Highmeadow, Berlin, N.Y., not far from Susan B. Anthony's birthplace in Adams. Lutz and Smith worked in the National Woman’s Party. They travelled together, visiting Europe several times in the 1950s. When Smith died in 1959, Lutz struggled with her grief: “It’s a hard adjustment to make, but one we all have to face in one way or another and I am remembering that I have much to be grateful for.”

Alma Lutz was born in Jamestown, ND, and came to Vassar from the Emma Willard School. A leader in the fight for woman suffrage and equal rights, she was also author of several biographies of leading feminists. During her college years she was an active feminist; and after graduating from Vassar in 1912, she returned to North Dakota to work for women's suffrage. Six years later Alma Lutz moved to Boston, where she wrote for the National Woman's Party and did research on the role of women in American history. From that time her life was devoted to both activism and historical studies. In 1938 she served as editor of the official organ of the National Woman's Party, and was for many years a member of the party's national council.

Writer, as well as political activist, she wrote biographies of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Emma Willard; and collaborated with Harriot Stanton Blatch on Mrs. Blatch's memoirs, Challenging Years. She also wrote Crusade for Freedom, a history of women in the antislavery movement. Alma Lutz served on the advisory committee of the Schlesinger Library, was a consultant to Notable American Women, and secretary of the Massachusetts Committee for the Equal Rights Amendment.


Susan B. Anthony's birthplace in Adams
Alma Lutz and Marguerite Smith shared their lives from 1918 until the latter's death in 1959. They shared a Boston apartment and a summer home in the Berkshires, Highmeadow, Berlin, N.Y., not far from Susan B. Anthony's birthplace in Adams. Lutz and Smith worked in the National Woman’s Party. When Smith died in 1959, Lutz struggled with her grief: “It’s a hard adjustment to make, but one we all have to face in one way or another and I am remembering that I have much to be grateful for.”

Source: specialcollections.vassar.edu/collections/findingaids/l/lutz_alma.html#d0e51

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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Lachlan Fletcher & Matthew Mitcham

Matthew Mitcham (born 2 March 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian diver. He is the 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 m platform, having received the highest single-dive score in Olympic history. He is the first Australian male to win an Olympic gold medal in diving since Dick Eve at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Mitcham originally competed as a trampoline gymnast. He was spotted by Wang Tong Xiang, who is a coach at the Australian Institute of Sport Diving Program, while at the Chandler Aquatic Centre in Brisbane's suburbs, and Mitcham continued with both diving and trampolining for several years.

As a trampolinist, Mitcham represented Australia at the World Junior Championships in 1999 and 2001, winning the double mini-tramp event. He also competed at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2003, finishing sixth.

From 2002 through 2004, Mitcham was a national junior champion in diving, winning the events in which he competed. Mitcham competed at the 2002 World Junior Diving Championships, where he placed 11th in the 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) springboard, 5th in the 3 m and 16th in the 10 m platform. In 2004, he won the silver medals in the 1 m, 3 m synchronised, and 10 m platform events at the World Junior Championships. At the 2004 Junior Nationals, he won the 1 m, 3 m, and 10 m and 3 m synchro titles. At the 2004 Olympic Trials, he placed 3rd on the 3 m and 10 m individual events, 2nd on the 3 m and 10 m synchro events, and did not qualify for the Olympic team. In 2005, Mitcham won his first senior national title. He competed at the Australian Olympic Youth Festival, where he won the silver medal in the 1 m with a score of 508.35, and won the 3 m, 10 m and 3 m synchro (with Scott Robertson) titles with scores of 565, 555.8, and 316.23 respectively. At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, he placed 12th on the 10 m platform with a score of 560.73.


Matthew Mitcham (born 2 March 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian diver. He is 2008 Olympic champion in 10 m. Mitcham gained media coverage in Australia as reporters thought he was the first Australian to compete at the Olympic Games as an openly gay man at the time of his competition. Mitcham's then boyfriend, Lachlan Fletcher, attended the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a spectator. His trip was sponsored by a grant from Johnson & Johnson's Athlete Family Support Program.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Mitcham

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Michael Denneny (born March 2, 1943)

Michael Denneny (born March 2, 1943), working for St. Martin's Press, was one of the first editors to publish openly gay and lesbian material in the early 1970s, and he bought the highly literary, experimental novel and enthusiastically likened it to Angels in America. He planned to market it as a "gay novel," but he discovered that his straight colleagues "wondered why I thought of Angels in America as a "gay play" - they just saw it as an award-winning play about AIDS. So we decided to market KoolAIDS as a "literary" novel." Although the few reviews it received were positive, its sales were disappointing.

In a move that shocked industry insiders, editor Michael Denneny on March 1 abruptly left St. Martin's Press, where he had worked (with a brief intermission at Crown Books) since the mid 1970s. Denneny (along with the late editor Bill Whitehead at Dutton) played the leading role in introducing mainstream publishing to gay and lesbian books. Among the many authors that Denneny edited were Randy Shilts, Ethan Mordden, Christopher Davis, John Fox, Allen Barnett, Paul Monette, Nisa Donnelly, Rabih Alameddine, and Ernesto Maestre.

He also edited: The Christopher Street Reader, First Love/Last Love: New Fiction from Christopher Street, The Perv: Stories, Decent Passions: Real Stories about Love, Lovers: Story of Two Men, The view from Christopher street.

Source: http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biod2/denney01.html

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Book Blast: Oliver by Catherine Lievens

Oliver (Whitedell Pride 6) by Catherine Lievens
Link: www.extasybooks.com/Oliver/

What matters is not what you are, but who you are.

Oliver is human, or at least he was until the Glass Research Company kidnapped him and experimented on him. Now he has a bear sharing his mind, but he’s not able to shift, and he’s confused. Is he a shifter, or a human? What’s worse, he’s getting sicker every day, and no one seems to know how to help him. He can’t even bond with his mate because he doesn’t want Sebastian to hurt if something happens to him.
Sebastian wants his mate to be cured, and the only way to do that is to go to New York and kidnap one of the company’s scientist. With the help of his pride brothers, he manages to do just that, but having Oliver cured doesn’t mean all their problems are over.
Oliver will have to deal with learning how to shift and trying to convince Sebastian that he’s fine and that he can be claimed, but once he manages to do that, other problems arise. Will the two lovers finally have the time to just be together, or will the pressure push them apart?

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Author Bio: Catherine lives in Italy, country of good food and hot men. She used to write fantasy as a child, but it was reading her first gay erotic romance novel that made her realize that that was what she really wanted to write.
After graduating from college in English language and translation, she divides her day between writing, reading, taking care of her son and reading some more.

Ability you wished you possessed?
To stay concentrated on what I’m doing. I’m very easily distracted.

Skill you wish you had?
I’d love to be able to dance, but I’m too clumsy for that.

Where to find the author:
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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: The Walls of Troy by L.A. Witt

The Walls of Troy by L.A. Witt
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (October 7, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: The Walls of Troy

Just when the pieces begin to add up, danger blows them all apart…

MA1 Iskander Ayhan’s orders are simple: stay with Admiral Dalton’s son as a plainclothes bodyguard while the kid attends university classes. So typical—a high-ranking officer abusing Navy resources for unnecessary security.

It isn’t long before Iskander realizes there’s more to his assignment than protecting the kid from benign harassment by homophobic classmates. Behind those piercings, eyeliner, and bad attitude, Troy Dalton is scared. Truly, deeply, scared.

Troy is indeed hiding something. Iskander is the only one who’s ever taken his fears seriously, which gives him hope. Yet Troy isn’t sure one lone, armed-to-the-teeth bodyguard is enough to keep him safe, especially since he can’t risk telling Iskander the truth.

As Iskander slowly gains Troy’s trust, the walls start coming down. And before they know it, the warmth between them explodes into real heat. Until suddenly Iskander realizes he’s a magnet for danger, not a shield.

Now he doesn’t know how to keep Troy safe—stay close, or get as far away from him as possible.

2015 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/rainbow_awards_2015.html

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