March 21st, 2015

andrew potter

Ken & Miguel Kimball-Santana

Born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Miguel Santana (born April 22) has lived in the United States most of his life. Miguel Santana's first novel was presented in Spain by Grijalbo. The novel earned Miguel Santana literary recognition; in addition to Spanish, the book was published in English and Polish, while Frasinnelli has purchased Italian rights. Examiner.com ranked Santana's third novel, The Marien Revelation, among the 100 most anticipated novels of 2010.

Miguel Santana is married to Ken Kimball (born February 19), his partner in life and agent since March 21, 1998.

The Marien Revelation won a 2010 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Contemporary.


Miguel Santana has lived in the United States most of his life. Miguel Santana's first novel was presented in Spain by Grijalbo. The novel earned Miguel Santana literary recognition; in addition to Spanish, the book was published in English and Polish, while Frasinnelli has purchased Italian rights. Examiner.com ranked Santana's third novel, The Marien Revelation, among the 100 most anticipated novels of 2010. Miguel Santana is married to Ken Kimball, his partner in life and agent since March 21, 1998.

Further Readings:

The Marién Revelation by Miguel Santana
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Alligator Press (April 2, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0967565855
ISBN-13: 978-0967565859
Amazon: The Marién Revelation
Amazon Kindle: The Marién Revelation

About to turn forty, Marién Valbuena, finds herself evaluating her relationships, her faith, and her life. Two millennia separate her and Mary, a young woman in Ancient Judea. While Marién can't find a reason to hold on to a complicated pregnancy, Mary shelters her own on the intricacies of a prophecy. Intertwined across time, the lives of these two women come together, inviting us to reconsider the fine lines between fiction and reality, between myth and assumed truth. In this novel, Miguel Santana is revealed as a mature and visionary writer. He masterfully weaves passages from the Bible and other sacred texts into his imaginative and poetic prose. Readers are transported to a world where they not only recognize the pillars of our civilization, but also feel the need to question them.

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Gaye Adegbalola & Suzanne Moe

Gaye Adegbalola (born Gaye Todd, March 21, 1944, Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States) is an American blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer. In 1991, she met her life partner, Suzanne Moe, and they lived together until 2009.

Gaye's father, Clarence R. Todd, was the first Black school board member in Fredericksburg and was also a jazz musician. He later founded a performing arts group for black youth called "Souls of Shade", today known as Harambee 360. Her mother, Gladys P. Todd, was one of the first organizers of the local civil rights movement in Fredericksburg, and also brought old jazz records home from her job at the Youth Canteen to give to the young Gaye. Both parents were major influences on her music and social identity.

Gaye's surname, Adegbalola, was given to her by a Yoruba priest she met in 1968. Meaning "I am reclaiming my royalty," Adegbalola uses the name to signify her pride in her black heritage.

Gaye Todd graduated from high school as valedictorian in 1961, having already participated in numerous sit-in protests and picket lines as a member of the civil rights movement. She later attended Boston University, graduating with a B.A. in Biology. Gaye's occupations after college included those of a technical writer for TRW Systems, a biochemical researcher at Rockefeller University, and a bacteriologist at Harlem Hospital, where she was also the local union representative. These were all in sharp contrast to her first job as a teenager, working in a laundry for forty-five cents an hour.


Gaye Adegbalola is an American blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer. In 1991, she met her life partner, Suzanne Moe, and they lived together until 2009. From the years 1966 to 1970 she was involved in the Black Power Movement in New York and organized the Harlem Committee on Self-Defense. During this same period she met and married her husband. Her son, Juno Lumumba Kahlil was born in 1969, and would later make his own mark in the goth/industrial music world.


Photo by Marc Norberg

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaye_Adegbalola

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Michelle Rounds & Rosie O'Donnell

Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights activist, television producer and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family Vacations.

O'Donnell started her comedy career while still a teenager and her big break was on the talent show Star Search in 1984. A TV sitcom and a series of movies introduced her to a larger national audience and in 1996 she started hosting The Rosie O'Donnell Show which won multiple Emmy awards.

During her years on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, she wrote her first book, a memoir called Find Me and developed the nickname "Queen Of Nice" as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts. She used the book's $3 million advance to establish her own For All Kids foundation and promoted other charity projects encouraging other celebrities on her show to also take part. O'Donnell came out, stating "I'm a dyke!" two months before finishing her talk show run, saying that her primary reason was to bring attention to gay adoption issues. O'Donnell is a foster—and adoptive—mother. Since coming out, she has continued to support many LGBT causes and issues. (Picture: Michelle Rounds)

In 2006, O'Donnell became a moderator on The View. O'Donnell's strong opinions resulted in several notable controversies including an on-air dispute regarding the Bush administration's policies with the Iraq War, resulting in a mutual agreement to cancel her contract. In 2007, O'Donnell released her second memoir, Celebrity Detox, which focuses on her struggles with fame and her time at The View. She continues to do charity work and remains involved with LGBT and family-related issues.


Rosie O'Donnell began dating Michelle Rounds in mid-2011. Rounds at that time was a 40-year-old executive-search consultant from New York City. The two married in a private ceremony in New York on June 9, 2012. O'Donnell and her wife, Michelle Rounds, announced via Twitter that they adopted a baby girl named Dakota. On February 6, 2015, representatives for O'Donnell confirmed she and Rounds had separated in November of the previous year. On February 28, 2015 a rep for O'Donnell stated that she had filed for divorce from Rounds.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_O%27Donnell

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