August 7th, 2015

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Adam Kurtzman & John Glover

John Soursby Glover, Jr. (born August 7, 1944) is an American actor, perhaps best known for a range of villainous roles in films and television, including Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. He is openly gay and has been in a relationship with sculptor Adam Kurtzman since 1993.

Glover was born in Kingston, New York, the son of Cade (née Mullins) and John Soursby Glover Sr., a television salesman, and was raised in Salisbury, Maryland. Glover attended Wicomico High School and acted at Towson University. Glover began his career at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. Aside from his thearical endevours, Glover is also actively involved with the Alzheimer's Association. His inspiration for joining this cause was his own father's experience with Alzheimer's Disease.

One of his early film performances was a small but pivotal role as a U.S. diplomat in White Nights. Other notable roles include Alan Raimy in 52 Pick-Up, Bryce Cummings in Scrooged, Daniel Clamp in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, a mobster in Payback, an advertising spokesman in Robocop 2, Derek Mills in Night of the Running Man, the Riddler in Batman: The Animated Series, Doctor Jason Woodrue in Batman & Robin, Verad in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Invasive Procedures", the Devil in the series Brimstone, and a recurring role in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd as Cousin Jerry, from Bal'mer, a relative whom no-one actually seemed to know.


John Glover is an American actor, perhaps best known for a range of villainous roles in films and television, including Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. He is openly gay and has been in a relationship with sculptor Adam Kurtzman since 1993. Glover is perhaps best known for the role as Lionel Luthor on Smallville from 2001 to 2008 where he appeared as a guest actor in the show's first season and then appeared as a full cast member from seasons two to seven.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glover_(actor)

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Charlie Parsons & Lord Waheed Alli

Charlie Parsons (born 7 August 1958) is a British television producer who created a number of notable television shows including Survivor. He also created The Big Breakfast and The Word. His life partner is Lord Waheed Alli, who is also his business partner. Their former company, Planet 24, was sold for several million pounds in 1999.

The first version of Survivor was the Swedish 1997 season, but he began to try to sell the idea in 1994. He has won several awards including an Emmy for US series Survivor in 2001.

In March 2010 the Guardian newspaper reported that Parsons was investing in new independent production company, NERD, and had become the company's Chairman.

He went to Pembroke College, Oxford where he studied English Literature and afterwards trained as a journalist. According to a review in 2000,
This nice middle-class schoolboy from Kent, who read English at Oxford, became - so his critics claim - the Titan of Tack TV. He's the bloke that gets the blame for everything that is bad about British television - yoof TV, decline in standards and dumbing-down. But to his admirers, Parsons is a creative genius; a co-founder of Planet 24 and the brain behind such television hits as The Word and The Big Breakfast.

In the mid-1980s Waheed Alli made a killing as an investment banker, and then he started a television production company, Planet 24, with his life partner Charlie Parson (creator of Survivor) and musicist/activist Bob Geldof. In 1998 Alli was made a life peer as Baron Alli of Norbury in the London Borough of Croydon. He became the youngest member of the House of Lords and the first openly gay one. He's one of the few Muslim public figures anywhere to acknowledge his homosexual orientation.

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

Truly a person who rose from rags to riches, Lord Waheed Alli was born in downscale South London on November 16, 1964, and is now a multimillionaire.

Alli's mother was a nurse from Trinidad and his father a mechanic from Guyana. At age sixteen, Alli got a job as a researcher for the magazine Planned Savings. He worked his way up the corporate ladder in Robert Maxwell’s publishing empire.

In the mid-1980s Alli made a killing as an investment banker, and then he started a television production company, Planet 24, with his life partner Charlie Parsons (b. 1958) and musicist/activist Bob Geldof. The Big Breakfast for Channel 4 was their first hit show, and a subsequent project, Survivor, became an international success and helped launch the Reality TV genre. (Picture: Charlie Parsons)

In 1998 Alli was made a life peer as Baron Alli of Norbury in the London Borough of Croydon. He became the youngest member of the House of Lords and the first openly gay one. He’s one of the few Muslim public figures anywhere to acknowledge his homosexual orientation. Alli has been active in gay rights issues, arguing successfully for an equal age of consent and for repeal of the anti-gay Section 28.

Stern, Keith (2009-09-01). Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals. Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

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Christian Chávez, B.J. Murphy & Ben Kruger

José Christian Chávez Garza (born August 7, 1983), most often known as Christian Chávez, is a singer and actor best known for his role as Giovanni Méndez López in the telenovela Rebelde and its spin off pop group RBD. Since 2007 he has been open about his homosexuality. In early March 2007, a magazine published pictures of Chávez signing documents and exchanging rings with another man, allegedly his Canadian boyfriend (and later identified as B.J. Murphy), outing Chávez with them. The pictures had been taken in 2005, the year in which same-sex marriages became legal in Canada. Chávez declared in March 2007, that the photos showed a part of him that he had not been willing to discuss previously.

In 2009, Chávez confirmed divorcing his husband. The reason for their separation has been the subject of much speculation, but Chávez insists that their relationship did not end on bad terms: "[Murphy] is a person I love and respect; I also admire him as a professional."

In March 2012, Chávez confirmed dating Los Angeles Real Estate Agent Ben Kruger after photos of them together were published in the tabloid TV Notas. and later People en Español. In late April, 2013 Chavez was arrested in their Beverly Hills apartment for alleged domestic violence with his partner. Kruger was successful in obtaining a temporary restraining order from the court.

In 2002, Chávez was cast as Fernando 'Fercho' Lucena in the telenovela Clase 406. The series had four seasons and 350 one-hour episodes in total.


Christian Chávez is a singer and actor best known for his role as Giovanni Méndez López in the telenovela Rebelde and its spin off pop group RBD. In early March 2007, a magazine published pictures of Chávez signing documents and exchanging rings with B.J. Murphy, outing Chávez with them. In 2009, Chávez confirmed divorcing his husband. Chávez insists that their relationship did not end on bad terms: "[Murphy] is a person I love and respect; I also admire him as a professional."


In March 2012, Chávez confirmed dating Los Angeles Real Estate Agent Ben Kruger after photos of them together were published in the tabloid TV Notas. In May 2012, People magazine reported that Chávez had signed on as a spokesperson for the 2012 Reelection Campaign of Barack Obama. Chávez was recognized in 2010 as one of People en Español’s 50 most beautiful and in 2011, he received the GLAAD media award for Outstanding Spanish Language Music Artist for his album Almas Transparentes.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Ch%C3%A1vez

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Alice James & Katharine Peabody Loring

Alice James (August 7, 1848 – March 6, 1892) was a American diarist. The only daughter of Henry James, Sr. and sister of psychologist and philosopher William James and novelist Henry James, she is known mainly for the posthumously published diary that she kept in her final years. The relationship between Alice James and Katharine Peabody Loring (1849-1943) was one of the most celebrated Boston marriages. Alice was of a "frail" constitution. She first met Katharine Loring in 1873; by 1879 the two were Inseparable. Katharine Loring was everything to Alice James, according to one of her biographers - "man and woman, father, and mother, nurse and protector, intellectual partner and friend."

Of his sister's relationship with Loring, Henry James, wrote, "A devotion so perfect and generous ... was a gift so rare ... that to brush it aside would be almost an act of impiety. In Alice and Katharine, James found a model for the feminist characters in The Bostonians.
"I wish you could know Katharine Loring. She is a most wonderful being. She had all the mere brute superiority which distinguishes man from woman combined with all the distinctly feminine virtues. There is nothing she cannot do from hewing wood and drawing water to driving run-away horses and educating all the women in North America." –Alice James (Stuber)

Alice James (reclining) and Katharine Loring, taken at the Royal Leamington Spa (England), c. 1890
Alice James was a American diarist. She was sister of novelist Henry James. Her and Katharine Peabody Loring was one of the most celebrated Boston marriages. "I wish you could know Katharine Loring. She is a most wonderful being. She had all the mere brute superiority which distinguishes man from woman combined with all the distinctly feminine virtues. There is nothing she cannot do from hewing wood and drawing water to driving run-away horses and educating all the women in North America."

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_James

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Source: http://www.beverlyhistory.org/misc_files/Loring_Papers.pdf

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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Otis Bigelow and Bill Miller

This post is strictly related to the one I posted sometime ago about Bill Harris, Jack Fontan, Ray Hunger and Alexander Jensen Yow (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1347308.html), i.e. it's about those beautiful men whose beauty still fascinates us from glossy black an white pictures. They were friends, lovers and sometime long-time partners of photographers, painters, writers, and sometime they were kept men, like Bill Miller. Today I will tell you the story of Otis Bigelow "the best-looking man in Manhattan in 1940, the one who had chosen a beautiful sailor over a suntanned millionaire", only to be betrayed by the beautiful sailor with the same suntanned millionaire, and the one who inspired Gordon Merrick to write the first "happily ever after" Gay Romance; the beautiful sailor was Bill Miller, a man who is listed at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale where his papers are collected as "designer" but of whom you will not find any info on the net as an artist, but plenty you will find as a lover of millionaires and notable artists. He collaborated with Kinsey, sharing his personal journals where he recorded all his sexual encounters with various men. (Picture left: Otis Bigelow, right: Bill Miller)

Following an excerpt from The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America by Charles Kaiser:

"Otis Bigelow lived in Manhattan. He would never think of himself the same way again after the summer of 1942. Bigelow turned twenty-two that June. A striking native of Exeter, New Hampshire, where his father had been a master at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Bigelow was an only child.


Otis Munro Bigelow III was a playwright and theatrical agent whose varied career in the performing arts included acting and dancing. He was the best-looking man in Manhattan in 1940, the one who had chosen a beautiful sailor (Christian William “Bill” Miller) over a suntanned millionaire (George Gallowhur), only to be betrayed by the beautiful sailor with the same suntanned millionaire. Otis is also the one who inspired his then roommate Gordon Merrick to write his happily ever after gay romances. Otis M. Bigelow died in 2007 and was survived by Thierry Mahe, his life partner of more than 50 years.

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Otis Munro Bigelow III, the best-looking man in Manhattan in 1940, the one who had chosen a beautiful sailor over a suntanned millionaire, was a playwright and retired theatrical agent whose varied career in the performing arts included acting and dancing. He was born on June 2, 1920, in Exeter, NH. The only child of Otis M., who taught Romance languages at Phillips Exeter Academy, and Ruth Spalding Bigelow, he prepared for college at Phillips Exeter, where he took the lead in theatrical productions. As a teenager, "Ote" Bigelow had already performed in summer stock and looked forward to a stage career.

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Monroe Wheeler and Glenway Wescott’s friends included a number of younger lovers. One, Christian William Miller, or Bill Miller (August 7, 1921 - 1995), had been one of the most strikingly beautiful of George Platt Lynes’s models. Miller was a lover of Wheeler’s and a family friend for many years. A later Wheeler intimate, Ralph Pomeroy, remembered, "Bill would go to a gallery and all the women and all the men would faint!" Wescott’s young friend Bernard Perlin said, "Bill Miller was ga-ga-gorgeous!" (Glenway Wescott Personally: A Biography by Jerry Rosco)



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Richard Barr (6 September 1917 – 9 January 1989) was an award-winning American theater director and producer. He served as the president of the League of American Theatres and Producers from 1967 until his death.

Richard Barr was born on 6 September 1917 in Washington, D.C. under the name Richard Baer to parents David Alphonse Baer and Ruth Nanette Israel. In 1938, he graduated from Princeton University, where he had acted in various plays. From 1941 through 1945, Barr served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in World War II. He died of AIDS-related liver failure at Mount Sinai Hospital on 9 January 1989.

Richard Barr began his theatrical career as an actor in the company of Orson Welles at the Mercury Theatre. His first professional appearance came there in a production of Danton's Death in 1938. Later that year, he took part in the infamous radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. Other than a brief stint of variety theatre at the Provincetown Playhouse in 1940, Barr remained with the company until he left for the war in 1941. After the war, Barr became an accomplished director and producer. In 1961, he won his first drama desk award. His 1962 original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? earned him two Tony Awards: Best Play and Best Producer (dramatic). His 1979 original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street earned him the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Tony Award for Best Musical. In 1967 Barr was elected president of what was then known as the League of American Theatres and Producers, an office he would hold until his death in 1989. As president he shifted Broadway's curtain times from 8:30 PM to 7:30 PM in an effort to bring in more businessmen during the weeknights. The experiment was considered a success, though curtain times were later shifted to 8:00 PM, where they have remained to this day.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Barr
In 1938, Otis Bigelow, later a playwright and theatrical agent, while performing summer stock in Rye Beach, New Hampshire, met Gordon Merrick, an actor who had just graduated from Princeton. Bigelow and Merrick used to kiss, but nothing more. Although they shared an apartment when they reached New York, Bigelow was still planning to marry a woman. And quite quickly Gordon decided that he was "very into not being gay," Bigelow recalled.
Three decades later, Merrick wrote The Lord Won't Mind, one of the first gay novels to become a best-seller in the seventies, and he modeled one of its beautiful young men after Bigelow. The other man sharing their apartment was Richard Barr, another Princeton graduate who went to work for the Mercury Theatre that fall and partecipated in Orson Welles's menacing broadcast of The War of the Worlds. Later, Barr became one of the Broadway's most illustrious impresarios. He was Edward Albee's confidant and produced many of Albee's most important plays, including The Zoo Story, Tiny Alice and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He coproduced Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band in 1968, and, eleven years later, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. For twenty-one years, he was president of the League of American Theatres and Producers. --The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America by Charles Kaiser


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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Christopher Lyall & Kermit Love

Kermit Love (August 7, 1916 – June 21, 2008) was an American puppeteer, costume designer, and actor in children's television and on Broadway. He was best known as a designer and builder with the Muppets, in particular those on Sesame Street. Love died on June 21, 2008, of congestive heart failure, in Poughkeepsie, New York. He had lived in Stanford, New York. He is survived by Christopher Lyall, his partner of 50 years.

Love was born Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love in Spring Lake, New Jersey on August 7, 1916 and was raised by his grandmother and great-grandmother following the death of his mother when he was three years old.

Love began his theatrical career at a young age, working as a marionette maker and costume designer for Broadway and other stage productions as early as the 1930s, even appearing on stage in a bit part as a student for the 1937 play Naught Naught 00.

Love worked with many of the great figures of mid-century Broadway and American ballet. He was the costumer for the Agnes de Mille ballet Rodeo (1942), for the Kurt Weill musical One Touch of Venus (1943), and for Merce Cunningham's The Wind Remains (1943) and Jerome Robbins's ballet Fancy Free (1944). For George Balanchine he designed, amongst other items, a twenty-eight foot marionette giant for Don Quixote (1965).

During the early 1960s, Love first crossed paths with Jim Henson through Don Sahlin, who urged him to meet with Henson. The three first collaborated on The LaChoy Dragon. Love's theatrical background had given him particular skill at handling full body-puppets and tailoring them to allow freedom for the performer's movements. From this, Love went on to design and build Big Bird (though Sahlin had carved the first head), and later, Snuffy. Love talked about how he designed Big Bird so that he would subtly shed feathers in the course of normal movement, "Not unlike a tree shedding leaves in the Fall." He believed this made Big Bird appear more natural to young viewers. For the special The Great Santa Claus Switch, Love contributed to the giant Thig. He also portrayed Willy, the hot dog vendor.


Above, Kermit Love's 85th birthday party: Back Row (L to R): Sal Denaro, Toby Conner, Marty Robinson, Pam Arciero, host Victor DiNapoli, Arthur Ansalone, Michael, John. Second Row (L to R): Dave Conner, Christopher Lyall, Carmen Osbahr, Kermit Love, Mark Zeszotek, Laurent Linn, Rick Lyon. Bottom Row (L to R): Cher Jung, Peter MacKennan, Naomi, Pam's sons Luke (grey shirt) and Nick (red shirt). (Photo from Private Collection of Rick Lyon)
Kermit Love was an American puppeteer, costume designer, and actor in children's television and on Broadway. He built Big Bird after a drawing was designed by Jim Henson. In 1958, he met the Australian dancer Christopher Lyall who would remain his lover the rest of his life. Love appeared as Santa Claus on the cover of New York magazine in December 1982, 1984 and 1985. He lived in Stanford, New York. Christopher, his partner of 50 years, survives him.


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

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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Gregg Smith & Salvatore Sapienza

Salvatore Sapienza is a former religious brother in the Catholic Church who worked alongside Father Mychal Judge ("The Saint of 9/11") in helping to establish St. Francis AIDS Ministry, one of the first Catholic AIDS organizations in the country. Gregg Smith and Salvatore Sapienza celebrated their 20th anniversary by getting married: "On August 7, 2013, we are celebrating Gregg's 50th birthday and our 20th Anniversary by getting married in California. There will be a small ceremony and reception at Gregg's sister's house in Murietta."

​A spiritual teacher and speaker, Sapienza has led workshops, classes and retreats around the country, including the annual LGBT Spirituality retreat at Unity Village. He holds degrees from NYU and All Faiths Seminary, the interfaith school founded by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman and led by Rev. Dr. Jon Mundy.

Sapienza is an ordained interfaith minister, spiritual director and meditation instructor working at Spirit Space Spiritual Enrichment Center in Saugatuck, Michigan, where he lives with his partner of 20 years. He also writes a monthly column for the Holland Sentinel newspaper.

SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN is a novel loosely based on Sapienza's years as a monk in the Catholic Church. During those years, he worked alongside Father Mychal Judge, the New York City fire chaplain who died in the World Trade Center attacks. Sapienza writes of his experiences with Father Judge in MYCHAL's PRAYER. GAY IS A GIFT is a spiritual handbook for the GLBT community.


Courtesy of Salvatore Sapienza. Gregg Smith & Salvatore Sapienza (©15)
Salvatore Sapienza is a former religious brother in the Catholic Church who worked in helping to establish St. Francis AIDS Ministry, one of the first Catholic AIDS organizations in the country. Gregg Smith and Salvatore Sapienza celebrated their 20th anniversary by getting married: "On August 7, 2013, we are celebrating Gregg's 50th birthday and our 20th Anniversary by getting married in California. There will be a small ceremony and reception at Gregg's sister's house in Murietta."




Source: http://www.salsapienza.com/#!bio/c1ktj

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
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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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GRL: Katey Hawthorne

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the GRL in San Diego, October 15-18, 2015, today author is Katey Hawthorne: Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, B-movies, loud music, Epiphones, and Bushmills.

Further Readings:

Fairy Compacts: The Trilogy by Katey Hawthorne
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
Amazon Kindle: Fairy Compacts: The Trilogy

Aeron stepped through the tear in the worldfabric to meet his destiny at last. Instead, he found a shy young forest-priest with halting speech and a ridiculous smile—who claimed to know absolutely nothing about why his voice had been stuck in Aeron's head for decades. Not to mention why they both have the strange feeling they've been bound, somehow, for a very long time.

Tammas tries his hardest to unravel this riddle—and not to be too pleased by Aeron’s presence. That voice in his head was his only friend for long years, and Aeron’s magic both complements and augments his own in the most beautiful ways. But just as their affection for each other is deepening, they discover the origin of the bond is darker than either of them imagined.

In this omnibus edition of all three Fairy Compacts novellas, follow the adventures of the earnest, mendicant mortal Tam and the snarky, winged fairy Aeron. Together, they navigate their growing affection and the sins of their parents in The Dangers of Fairy Compacts; investigate fae court intrigue and the unsettling practice of thralldom in Life as a Fairy Thrall; and face their own greatest fears and mortal prejudices to fight for their home in Fairy Bound.

Life as a Fairy Thrall and Fairy Bound contain beautiful illustrations by Ruxandra Lache. This book contains explicit m/m scenes and is not suitable for those under 18.



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