May 28th, 2015

andrew potter

Jan Brouwer & Youri Egorov

Youri Aleksandrovich Egorov (May 28, 1954 – April 16, 1988) was a Soviet classical pianist. Egorov defected from the Soviet Union in 1976 while on a concert tour in Rome, Italy. "The combination of bad habits and sheltered existence perhaps explains why, on seeking political asylum during a tour in Italy, he cluelessly took his case to the Communist police. Somehow, he was treated sympathetically, and made his way to Amsterdam (a fine place for practicing bad habits), where he's said to have been discovered sleeping on a park bench by the man who later became his partner. Though Egorov's stated reasons for emigrating were political, they in fact had more to with sexual politics. Gay bashing wasn't a common term then, but muggings he described in Moscow more or less amounted to that." ("Recalling a pianist's fleeting brilliance". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. E01., David Patrick Stearns (2008-08-19).)

Although he took an apartment in Manhattan in the late 1970's, and he and his longtime companion, Jan Brouwer (1947-1988), established a residence in Monte Carlo for tax purposes, Mr. Egorov counted Amsterdam as his home throughout his 12 years in the West. Youri Egorov died on April 1988, one of the first victims of AIDS among his friends, and four months later, Jan Brouwer followed him. They are buried close to each other in Driehuis, Velsen Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (Plot: 0241)

Born in Kazan, USSR, Youri Egorov studied music at the Kazan Conservatory from the age of 6 until age 17. One of his early teachers was Irina Dubinina, a former pupil of Yakov Zak.

At the age of 17, in 1971, Egorov took 4th Prize in Paris at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition. He next studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Yakov Zak. Egorov remained at the Moscow Conservatory for six years. In 1974, Egorov won the Bronze Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In 1975, he was awarded the 3rd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition Of Belgium.


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Youri Egorov was a Soviet classical pianist. Egorov defected from the Soviet Union in 1976 while on a concert tour in Rome, Italy. He made his way to Amsterdam, where he was discovered sleeping on a park bench by the man who later became his partner. He and his longtime companion, Jan Brouwer, counted Amsterdam as their home throughout his 12 years in the West. Youri Egorov died on April 1988; one of the first victims of AIDS among his friends, and four months later, Jan Brouwer followed him.



Jan Brouwer & Youri Egorov are buried together in Driehuis, Velsen Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

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

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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Blog Tour: Meant For Me by Ann Lister

Meant For Me (The Rock Gods 5) by Ann Lister
Publisher: SleighFarm Publishing Group (May 28, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Meant For Me (The Rock Gods 5)

Tony Wilcox, the quiet keyboard player for Ivory Tower, has always believed he was straight. A sexual encounter with his best friend leaves Tony questioning his heart and the unwavering attraction he has for Jared. Living and working together is no longer enough for Tony... he wants more. He wants Jared as his.
Jared Baker, the bass player for the band, has a past that is getting in the way of him fully embracing what he wants... Tony. He's tried everything to create distance between them, but none of it eliminated the feelings he has developed for Tony.
Trying to suppress the anger and confusion from Jared withdrawing from his life, Tony does his best to get beyond the feelings he has for his friend. When Jared becomes deathly ill, it's Tony that he calls for help and Tony has to decide if he can heal Jared without giving away too much of his heart.
Can best friends find their way to true love and discover if they were meant for each other, or will the challenges of life force them to choose separate paths?

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AUTHOR BIO: Ann Lister writes erotic love stories using beautifully drawn characters; flawed and emotionally damaged, and at the height of their careers, each in search of the one thing that still eludes them: love.

The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

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