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March 20th, 2015

Fred Sadoff (October 21, 1926 — May 6, 1994) was an American film, stage and television actor. (Picture: Fred Sadoff, Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)

Frederick Edward Sadoff was born in Brooklyn, New York to Henry and Bertha Sadoff; his only brother was born five years earlier. He got his start as an actor on Broadway in the late 1940s, appearing in South Pacific in the role of 'Professor'. A life member of The Actors Studio, Salmi also appeared in Camino Real and Wish You Were Here. In 1956, he became personal assistant to Michael Redgrave who starred in and directed a production of The Sleeping Prince.

Lynn Redgrave said years later in a filmed documentary: "Bob Mitchell and Fred Sadoff were brought in as part of the family, but we didn't know just how much family they really were." In Lynn's published memoir, Fred is not mentioned; in Vanessa's autobiography he is described in passing as "a close friend of Dad's"; in Rachel's book he is mentioned once as Michael's producing partner; and Fred's name is nowhere to be found in Michael's autobiography. Otherwise, there seems to be only one extant written reference to Fred by a Redgrave - when Rachel, writing to Michael, described Fred "tout court" as "your lover." (
Picture: Michael Redgrave)

This collective silence about Sadoff after the passage of so many years and after his death can be explained only by the fact that generally the Redgraves did not warm to him. "Some people thought he used my father," Corin said, "and in a way he did. But I think he got no more from their relationship than he gave. Though he could never replace Bob in my father's life, he gave a great deal, [and he was] indomitably cheerful, funny and loyal after a fashion."


THE QUIET AMERICAN: Fred's Second Movie Debut, This is a scene of Fred with Audie Murphy and Michael Redgrave. Fred is in the middle. This is from The Quiet American website, in this scene Fred plays Dominquez, a small role.
Fred Sadoff was an American film, stage and television actor. In 1956, he became personal assistant to Michael Redgrave who starred in and directed a production of The Sleeping Prince. Lynn Redgrave said: "Bob Mitchell and Fred Sadoff were brought in as part of the family, but we didn't know just how much family they really were." There seems to be only one extant written reference to Fred by a Redgrave - when Rachel, writing to Michael, described Fred "tout court" as "your lover."

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Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave, CBE (20 March 1908 – 21 March 1985) was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. Lynn Redgrave said in a filmed documentary: "Bob Mitchell and Fred Sadoff were brought in as part of the family, but we didn't know just how much family they really were." There seems to be only one extant written reference to Fred by a Redgrave - when Rachel, writing to Michael, described Fred "tout court" as "your lover." "Some people thought he used my father," Corin said, "and in a way he did. But I think he got no more from their relationship than he gave. Though he could never replace Bob in my father's life, he gave a great deal, [and he was] indomitably cheerful, funny and loyal after a fashion." (P: ©Allan Warren. Sir Michael Redgrave taken in photographer's home London, 1973 (©17))

Redgrave was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, the son of the silent film actor Roy Redgrave and actress Margaret Scudamore. He never knew his father, who left when he was only six months old to pursue a career in Australia. His mother subsequently married Captain James Anderson, a tea planter, but Redgrave greatly disliked his stepfather.

He studied at Clifton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Clifton College's theatre, The Redgrave Theatre, is named after him. He was a schoolmaster at Cranleigh School in Surrey before becoming an actor in 1934. There he directed the boys in Hamlet, King Lear and The Tempest, but managed to play all the leading roles himself. The "Redgrave Room" at the school was later named after him. In the new Guildford School of Acting building which opened in January 2010, there is the "Sir Michael Redgrave Studio".


Sir Michael Redgrave was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. During the filming of Fritz Lang's Secret Beyond the Door (1948), Redgrave met Bob Mitchell. They became lovers, Mitchell set up house close to the Redgraves, and he became a surrogate "uncle" to Redgrave's children (then aged 11, 9 and 5), who adored him. Mitchell later had children of his own, including a son he named Michael. Fred Sadoff, an actor/director who became Redgrave’s assistant and shared his lodgings in New York and London, followed Mitchell.


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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
Amazon: Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time

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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Eric Hebborn & Graham David Smith

Eric Hebborn (20 March 1934 – 11 January 1996) was a British painter and art forger and later an author.

Eric Hebborn was born in the London suburb of South Kensingtonin 1934. His mother was born in Brighton and his father in Oxford. According to his autobiography, his mother beat him constantly as a child. At the age of eight, he states that he set fire to his school and was sent to Longmoor reformatory in Harold Wood, although his sister Rosemary disputes this. Teachers encouraged his painting talent and he became connected to the Maldon Art Club, where he first exhibited at the age of 15.

Hebborn attended Chelmsford Art School and Walthamstow Art School before attending the Royal Academy. He flourished at the Academy, winning the Hacker Portrait prize and the Silver Award, and the British Prix de Rome in Engraving, a two-year scholarship to the British School at Rome in 1959. There he became part of the international art scene and formed acquaintances with many artists and art historians, including the British spy, Sir Anthony Blunt in 1960, who told Hebborn that a couple of his drawings looked like Poussins. This sowed the seeds of his forgery career.

Hebborn returned to London where he was hired by art restorer George Aczel. During his employ he was instructed not only to restore paintings, but to alter them and improve them. George Aczel graduated him from restoring existing paintings to "restoring" paintings on entirely blank canvases so that they could be sold for more money. A falling out over Eric's knowledge of painting and restoration destroyed the relationship between Aczel and Hebborn.

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Graham David Smith (born 1937) is an artist and writer currently living in London. He has also worked in the USA under the name Paul Cline.

Born in the East End, Smith attended Walthamstow art school where in 1956 he met and became the lover of Eric Hebborn, who was to become a notorious art forger. Smith moved on to the Royal College of Art and Hebborn to the Royal Academy, but the couple stayed together for the next 13 years.

Upon Hebborn's return from a two-year stay in Italy after winning the Academy's Prix-de-Rome, the couple lived together in the run-down Cumberland Hotel in Highbury. They set up business buying and selling art, and spent many hours scouring junk shops for bargains. They befriended Marie Gray, who owned a shop near Leicester Square, and it was at her suggestion and from her stock that they used blank sheets of period paper upon which Hebborn could create original drawings, while Smith 'antiqued' them.

In 1963 they moved to Italy and opened a gallery, which attracted the attention of several of the art cognoscenti of the day. Notable amongst them was Sir Anthony Blunt, who often stayed with the couple when visiting Rome.

Smith and Hebborn grew apart and in 1969 Smith returned to London. He moved into fabric and wallpaper design, creating stylised designs of trees, flowers, birds and animals for Jean Muir and Osborn & Little, amongst others.

In the late 1970s Smith relocated with his lover John Elliker to California, and again changed artistic direction, now working in book illustration under the name Paul Cline.

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Jean-Marc Flack & Stephen Petronio

Stephen Petronio (born March 20, 1956) is an American choreographer, dancer, and the artistic director of New York City-based Stephen Petronio Company. His long-time partner is Jean-Marc Flack. Flack (who is president of Showroom Seven, a Manhattan-based fashion showroom and PR firm) and Petronio had both lived in New York City for a long time, and were ready for a change. "We walked into this house and put in an offer that night," recalls Flack, referring to the couple's new residence in Carmel, Putnam County. "It was immediate love at first walk-through." The core of the house, which includes two stone fireplaces, a beehive oven, and a keeping room, was built in 1790, with additional rooms added in the 1920s. They love the house and the community, says Flack, who especially appreciates the fact that he can park right next to the train at a nearby station. "We're still fine-tuning the commute," he comments. "We've got it down to one and a half hours door to door."

Jean-Marc works in the fashion industry, and he finds that he is constantly surrounded by superficiality. In 1995, after doing some research to find a fulfilling volunteer opportunity, he was attracted to the "hands-on" concept of God's Love We Deliver. Although they did not meet at God's Love We Deliver, Jean-Marc brought Stephen to the kitchen on one of their first dates in 1997. After peeling way too many pounds of potatoes, Jean-Marc knew he was in love (not with the potatoes!). He says, "it was the effect of watching the genuine gusto with which Stephen threw himself at the task that revealed his generosity of spirit and instantly brought a level of trust to our courtship." The rest, they say, is history!


Jean-Marc works in the fashion industry, and he finds that he is constantly surrounded by superficiality. In 1995, after doing some research to find a fulfilling volunteer opportunity, he was attracted to the "hands-on" concept of God's Love We Deliver. Although they did not meet at God's Love We Deliver, Jean-Marc brought Stephen Petronio to the kitchen on one of their first dates in 1997. After peeling way too many pounds of potatoes, Jean-Marc knew he was in love (not with the potatoes!).

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David Leavitt (born June 23, 1961) is an American novelist. Leavitt's partner since the late '70 was Gary Glickman, the author of Years From Now (dubbed as "A debut novel with a gay theme from a new American writer. It explores middle class Jewish family life and the conflict between selfhood and family bond in relationships.") and Aura.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Leavitt is a graduate of Yale University. After graduation he moved to New York where he lived at first with some fellow students and later with writer Gary Glickman. From New York he later moved with his partner in East Hampton, a favorite place of many famous writers, and he went in New York a few times on business travel, maintaining the Glickman's small apartment.

He is now professor at the University of Florida. He has also taught at Princeton.

He is the author of Family Dancing, Equal Affections, The Page Turner, Martin Bauman, or A Sure Thing, The Lost Language of Cranes, While England Sleeps (for the publication of which he was sued by the poet Stephen Spender), The Body of Jonah Boyd, and numerous short stories. His most recent novel is The Indian Clerk. Leavitt, who is openly gay, has frequently explored gay issues in his work.

At the University of Florida, he is a member of the Creative Writing faculty and is also the editor of Subtropics magazine, the University of Florida's literary review.

He and his partner Mark Mitchell co-edit the excellent literary journal Subtropics whose fiction is regularly gay and often selected among the year's best. Leavitt and Mitchell also co-edited an anthology of gay fiction from 1748 to 1914, Pages Passed From Hand to Hand. They divide their time between Florida and Tuscany and in their spare time have co-written two other books about Italy. "I met Mark Mitchell, my partner, in 1992. In 1993 we traveled to Italy, intending to stay a year. We ended up staying until 2000, when I took a position teaching in the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Florida and we settled in Gainesville, where we have lived primarily ever since."


David Leavitt and Gary Glickman, 1987, by Robert Giard
David Leavitt is an American novelist. Leavitt's partner since the late '70 (and until before 1992) was Gary Glickman, the author of Years From Now and Aura. After graduation Leavitt moved to NY where he lived at first with fellow students and later with Glickman. From NY he later moved with his partner in East Hampton, a favorite place of many writers, and he went in New York a few times on business travel, maintaining the Glickman's small apartment. Around 2000, Glickman moved to Santa Monica.


David Leavitt & Mark Mitchell

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Leavitt
Leavitt is a writer whose skill is scary, and The Lost Language of Cranes is the best of his novels (though I should have put his Family Dancing short-story collection on this list, too), a work that for me is built entirely around the impact of the story from which it gets its name. It also manages to provide a touching and thoroughly believable account of how one man learns, literally, to successfully be gay. --Matthew Rettenmund
The Lost Language of Cranes was Leavitt´s first novel and, while I wouldn´t say it´s his best, I would say it´s his sweetest and most satisfying. So much of the story resonates with me personally (the closeted father with a gay son) that it simply touches my heart more than his other work. --Rick R. Reed
In The Lost Language of Cranes there is the turmoil and drama of coming out times two—a father and a son . . . the complex family dynamics . . . the bitter disappointments of love in pretty much every context . . . and emerging from it all, a sense of hope and a sweetly promising romance. Leavitt’s writing is quiet and understated which makes the turbulence beneath the still waters of his prose that much more compelling. It doesn’t get too much better than this. --Dan Stone
Arkansas by David Leavitt is probably not the most obvious choice for this author—most readers would probably pick The Lost Language of Cranes or The Indian Clerk—but I love this collection of three short novels, especially the last one in the volume, Saturn Street. It’s the story of a young man who delivers meals to homebound AIDS patients, only to fall in love with one of them. The offhand, semi-humorous tone of the narration allows breathtaking glimpses of heartbreak. Leavitt artfully uses an outmoded Los Angeles neighborhood as a symbol of lost possibilities in a time of plague. Still recovering from his embroilment in a publishing scandal, Leavitt chose the title of this book from a remark attributed to Oscar Wilde during the last years of his life: “I would like to flee like a wounded hart into Arkansas.” --Wayne Courtois
Because there are only educated guesses about the number of gay people in America, no one will ever know precisely what proportion of the gay population has been afflicted by this disease. However, anecdotal evidence from doctors with gay practices suggests that at least half of the gay men in New York and San Francisco born between 1945 and 1960 were probably infected by the AIDS virus between the end of the seventies and the end of the eighties. In the earliest stages of the epidemic, some died within a month after their diagnosis; most were dead less than three years later. Gay men in Manhattan from the generation born after World War II would suffer at least a fifty percent casualty rate from this scourge. (By comparison, less than three percent of the American soldiers who served in World War II died in or after battle.) Virtually every gay man in every large American city would experience the death of at least ten friends during the epidemic; for some, the number of deceased friends and acquaintances has surpassed three hundred. At the beginning, in Manhattan, it was known as "Saint's Disease," in honor of the downtown discotheque favored by the most beautiful and sought-after men of all-because so many of the best-looking were among the first to die. The novelist David Leavitt recalled the mid-198os as "a time when the streets were filled with an almost palpable sense of mourning and panic."
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ACT UP'S charter described it as a coalition of "diverse individuals united in anger and committed to direct action"; one of its chants identified it as "loud and rude and strong and queer." As the novelist David Leavitt put it, its members were determined to disprove the idea that a community in the grip of AIDS was "weak, ravaged [and] deserving only of charity." Instead, "they presented an image of a community powered by anger and willing to go to almost any length in order to defend itself."
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"This is about constantly sticking it in the face of every single person you can stick it in," Vincent Gagliostro explained to the Journal. Less than three years after ACT UP's founding, Burroughs Wellcome had reduced the cost of AZT, and the organization's members had been invited to sit on many of the government panels they had attacked. "ACT UP has been my way of taking control of my life away from the AIDS virus," explained Peter Staley, an ex-bond trader turned activist. "The issues couldn't be more exciting-sexism, racism, needle exchange, homophobia, homelessness. These are the issues of our day." "The tribe"' has given way to a "`queer nation' which is assertively coed, multi-racial and anti-consumerist," David Leavitt wrote. "The closed club has become an open meeting. What I liked best about ACT UP was its joyousness. Here was a roomful of people who were refusing to accept the common wisdom that ... they were necessarily doomed and hopeless, their lives defined by death. From the shellshocked landscape of the mid-Iy8os, they had stood up, dusted themselves off and gone to work rebuilding." --Charles Kaiser. The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America. Kindle Edition.
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Gary Glickman (born March 20, 1959) is a psychotherapist—a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Santa Monica, on Ocean Park Boulevard. He was for many years David Leavitt's life-partner. After graduation Leavitt moved to New York where he lived at first with some fellow students and later with Gary Glickman. From New York Gary Glickman later moved with his partner in East Hampton, a favorite place of many famous writers, and he went in New York a few times on business travel, maintaining his small apartment.

Gary Glickman grew up in a once-small town in New Jersey (Morristown), and studied Music and Literature at Brown University. He earned an MFA in Writing from the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, published a novel, taught writing, and lived many places—Boston, Provincetown, New York, Rome—before making his home in California, and earning his second masters degree, this time in Counseling and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a program grounded in Jungian, Imaginal, and Archetypal Psychology. His doctorate, from The Chicago School of Psychology, is in Somatic Psychology. His dissertation is a study of how somatic psychotherapists understand gender, and work with it in clinical practice.

He trained in Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine’s Foundation for Human Enrichment. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the UCLA Extension Writers Program since 1996. In 2000 he was honored with the School of the Arts Outstanding Instructor Award. 

He has worked in several mental health clinics in Los Angeles, including Jewish Family Services of Santa Monica, and for four years was the resident therapist at the Kruks Tilsner Transitional Living Program for young adults, part of the Youth Services department at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, in Hollywood. He has been in private practice in Santa Monica since 2002.

Source: www.garyglickman.com/10.html

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Paula Aboud & Terri Berg

Paula Aboud (born March 20, 1950) is an American politician who is a member of the Arizona Senate, representing the 28th District. A Democrat, she serves as the Senate's minority whip. Aboud's partner is Terri Berg. She is one of four openly LGBT members of the Arizona State Legislature, serving alongside Senators Jack Jackson, Jr. (D–Window Rock) and Robert Meza (D–Phoenix), as well as Representative Matt Heinz (D–Tucson). Her campaigns have won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

Aboud was born in Tucson, Arizona. She attended Tucson High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arizona. After receiving a teaching certificate, she taught English and coached girls' tennis and volleyball at Rincon High School for several years. Afterward she followed her family in entering the real estate field for five years, before relocating to Waterville, Maine, where she coached college tennis and squash at Colby College. An illness in her family led her to return to Tucson to work as property manager for her family's real estate business.

In addition to her professional career Aboud was a long-time activist for the Tucson Democratic Party. On January 3, 2006 she was appointed to the Arizona State Senate by the Pima County Board of Supervisors, following the resignation of Gabrielle Giffords, who stepped down to run for the United States House of Representatives. She represents the 28th legislative district, centering on Tucson.

Following her appointment, she was elected in her own right later in 2006. In the Democratic primary election on September 12, she saw off a challenge from State Representative Ted Downing, and faced no Republican opponent in the general election. She was re-elected unopposed in 2008 and faced only independent challengers in 2010 (including Ted Downing), prevailing easily.


Paula Aboud (born March 20, 1950) is an American politician who is a member of the Arizona Senate, representing the 28th District. A Democrat, she serves as the Senate's minority whip. Aboud's partner is Terri Berg. She is one of four openly LGBT members of the Arizona State Legislature, serving alongside Senators Jack Jackson, Jr. (D–Window Rock) and Robert Meza (D–Phoenix), as well as Representative Matt Heinz (D–Tucson). Her campaigns have won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

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Ruby Rose, Catherine McNeil & Phoebe Dahl

Catherine McNeil (born 20 March 1989) is an Australian fashion model. At fourteen years old, she won a model search contest hosted by Girlfriend. (P: Ed Kavishe, Fashion Wire Press. Catherine McNeil in Carolina Herrera, 2008)

In 2009 she was photographed kissing Ruby Rose (born March 20, 1986), an Australian MTV VJ, during a pool party in Los Angeles. The pair were believed to be engaged, however reports have stated the engagement was called off on 2 July 2010.

McNeil's modeling career soared to prominence in 2007. She has been featured in advertisements for D & G, Versace, Donna Karan, and Jean Paul Gaultier. She has appeared on the covers of French Vogue, Australian Vogue, V, and French Revue de Modes' McNeil appeared in many high-profile runway shows for the Fall/Winter 2007 season, including Shiatzy Chen, Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. She also opened for Givenchy. Style.com chose her as one of the top ten models of the season.

McNeil was also signed with photographer Mario Testino for a six-month contract in 2006, whom she claims to have never heard of prior to their meeting.

Her first major cover was for V magazine who predicted she would be a supermodel. She was photographed by Mario Testino for the D&G pre-fall campaign and the Hugo Boss fall ad campaign (in 2007). She was also the face of the Donna Karan fall add campaign in 2007. And was featured in the Versace campaign alongside Kate Moss in February 2007 she opens the fall Alexander McQueen, Alessandro Dellacqua, Givenchy, and Missoni shows in Paris and Milan and closes the fall Gucci show in Milan. She was featured on Style.com's Top Ten New Faces for fall 2007. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Givenchy, Dior, Carolina Herrera, Gap, Narciso Rodriguez, Donna Karan, Uniqlo, Express, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Printemps, Jean Paul Gautier, Barneys New York, Versace and Hermes.


Catherine McNeil (born March 20, 1989) is an Australian fashion model. At fourteen years old, she won a model search contest hosted by Girlfriend. In 2009 she was photographed kissing Ruby Rose (born March 20, 1986), an Australian MTV VJ, during a pool party in Los Angeles. The pair were believed to be engaged, however reports have stated the engagement was called off on 2 July 2010. At the peak of her career she was ranked 12th on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com.

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Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, television presenter, MTV VJ and recording artist.

Rose was born to Katia Langenheim, a 20-year-old single mother and artist, who she now describes as one of her role-models. As a young child, she travelled frequently, living in rural Victoria, Tasmania and Surfers Paradise before finally settling in Melbourne. As a teenager, she attended University High School and Footscray City College. Ruby is the god-daughter of Lionel Rose and the great-granddaughter of Alec Campbell, the last surviving Battle of Gallipoli soldier.

Rose first gained fame by joining the Girlfriend model search in 2002, which she came in second to Catherine McNeil, to whom she was later engaged to be married.

In order to land her gig as an MTV VJ in Australia, she competed against 2000 other hopefuls in a three-week national search, as former VJ Lyndsey Rodrigues moved to the United States to co-host TRL. As part of the competition, she downed 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes against Jackass' Bam Margera, and kissed strangers on a busy Sydney street." However, she enjoys her job as VJ compared to her previous job as a model. "Being a model there is always something they want to change. Whether they want someone a little bit skinnier, a little bit taller, a little bit prettier, but MTV want you to be yourself ... not censoring anything and not conforming to anything". Ironically, around the same time Rose won the search. She then with in a short space of time became one of the most recognisable faces on Australian TV.

In 2009, Rose won the ASTRA Award for Favourite Female Personality. She also travelled to Kenya to "highlight ... [the] amazing work" done by Global Vision International. She appeared on the first episode of Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, representing Generation Y alongside comedian Josh Thomas.


Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, television presenter, MTV VJ and recording artist. On the 18 March 2014 Rose reported that she was formally engaged to Phoebe Dahl, granddaughter of author Roald Dahl and cousin of model Sophie Dahl. Rose came out as a lesbian when she was 12. In 2008 and 2009, she was chosen as one of the "25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians" by Same Same, an Australian online gay and lesbian community.

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Blood and Ghosts (Blood Book 2) by Shira Anthony
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Sequel to Blood and Rain

With vampire Nicolas Lambert’s marriage to a rival clanswoman only weeks away, Adrien Gilbert struggles to come to terms with his defeat at the hands of Verel Pelletier, a vampire hunter and an immortal like himself. Adrien and his former teacher, Roland Günter, begin to explore his newly acquired abilities. But without his soul’s sword, Adrien flounders.

On Nicolas’s wedding day, a two-hundred-year old secret is revealed, sending the wedding party into a blazing battle between hunters and vampires. Once again Adrien finds himself facing Pelletier’s superior strength. Just as Adrien believes all hope of a future with Nicolas is lost, he finally learns his true gift—he can turn back time. But time travel comes with a high cost. To save Nicolas, Adrien must become strong enough to use his power without descending into madness.

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About the author: Shira Anthony was a professional opera singer in her last incarnation, performing roles in such operas as Tosca, i Pagliacci, and La Traviata, among others. She’s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M/M romance on her Kindle. You can hear Shira singing Puccini's "Tosca" by clicking here: http://www.shiraanthony.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tosca-visse-darte-exceprt1.mp3

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