September 19th, 2015

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Alla Nazimova & Glesca Marshall

Alla Nazimova (Russian: Алла Назимова; June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945) was a Russian-American film and theater actress, screenwriter and film producer. She is perhaps best known as simply Nazimova, but also went under the name Alia Nasimoff. She immigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire in 1905. In 1927, Nazimova became a naturalized citizen of the United States. She was considered the great exponent of Ibsen on Broadway. She was also influential in the film industry in the silent era and continued to play character roles until the end of her life.

She was born Marem-Ides Leventon (Russian name Adelaida Yakovlevna Leventon) in Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire. She was the youngest of three children of Jewish parents Yakov Abramovich Leventon, a pharmacist, and Sofia (Sara) Lvovna Horowitz, who moved to Yalta in 1870 from Kishinev. She grew up in a dysfunctional family; her parents divorced when she was 8. After her parents separated, she was shuffled among boarding schools, foster homes and relatives.

As a teenager she began to pursue an interest in the theatre and took acting lessons at the Academy of Acting in Moscow. She joined Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre using the name of "Alla Nazimova," and later just "Nazimova". (Her stage name was a combination of Alla (a diminutive of Adelaida) and the surname of Nadezhda Nazimova, the heroine of the Russian novel Children of the Streets).


Alla Nazimova was an American film and theater actress, a screenwriter, and film producer.  Nazimova is confirmed to have been romantically involved with actress Eva Le Gallienne, director Dorothy Arzner, writer Mercedes de Acosta, and Oscar Wilde's niece, Dolly Wilde, painter Bridget Bate Tichenor (an intimate of George Platt Lynes, she married Jonathan Tichenor, brother of Platt Lynes’ lover George, who was killed during the WWII). Nazimova lived with Glesca Marshall from 1929 until her death in 1945 at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alla_Nazimova

Glesca Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987) was an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova (June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945), silent screen actress and a legend of her time. Glesca met Nazimova when both were cast in a production at the Civic Repertory Theater.

Glesca later lived with Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova's home. Glesca lived there with in a villa on the grounds until Nazimova's death in 1945.

Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff (February 19, 1913 – February 21, 1994), theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Emily was married to Hume Cronyn, though they never lived together and Emily insisted the marriage remain a secret. Glesca and Emily are both buried at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia, in the Magnolia Garden.




Glesca Marshall lived with Alla Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova's home. Glesca lived there with in a villa on the grounds until Nazimova's death in 1945. Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff, theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Glesca and Emily are both buried at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia, in the Magnolia Garden.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glesca_Marshall

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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Consuelo Reyes-Calderon & Mabel Vernon

Mabel Vernon (September 19, 1883 – September 2, 1975) was a U.S. suffragist, pacifist, and a national leader in the United States suffrage movement. She was a Quaker and a member of the American Woman Suffrage Association. Vernon was inspired by the methods used by the Women's Social and Political Union in Britain. Vernon was one of the principal members of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage (CUWS) alongside Olympia Brown, Inez Milholland, Crystal Eastman, Lucy Burns, and Alice Paul, and helped to organize the Silent Sentinels protests that involved daily picketing of Woodrow Wilson's White House.

Mabel Vernon was born on September 19, 1883 in Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1901. She went on to attend Swarthmore College where she was a year ahead of Alice Paul. Vernon graduated from Swarthmore in 1906. She then became a teacher at Radnor High School in Wayne, Pennsylvania where she taught Latin and German.

Vernon attended the 1912 convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, where she was an usher. She was the first paid organizer that Alice Paul recruited. Vernon joined Lucy Burns and Paul as part of NAWSA's Congressional Committee to organize the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 that was to occur the following March where it would coincide with the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. During the Summer of 1913, Vernon and Edith Marsden campaigned for suffrage in Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Long Island.


Mabel Vernon was a U.S. suffragist, pacifist, and a national leader in the United States suffrage movement. Vernon met Consuelo Reyes-Calderon through her work with the Inter-American Commission on Women. They spent the summers at Highmeadow, Alma Lutz and Marguerite Smith’s summer home in Berlin, NY. They shared a Washington apartment from 1951 until Vernon’s death in 1975. Reyes received recognition in Vernon’s obituaries as her “devoted companion” or “nurse-companion.”

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabel_Vernon

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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Ethel Mars & Maud Hunt Squire

Edna Boies Hopkins, née Edna Boies, was born in Hudson, Michigan, and married Ohio artist, James R. Hopkins (1877-1969) in 1904. She studied at the Pratt Institute with Arthur Wesley Dow, at The Ohio State University, and in Paris. Dow was the first to develop Japanese printmaking without a key block. Ethel Mars and Maud Squire, later, were taught printmaking in Paris by life long friend Edna Boies Hopkins. Before in the mid 1890's the three women had been students in the Cincinnati Art Academy. (P: Garden Flowers, about 1915)

Although she was a painter, she is primarily known for print-making, specializing in color woodcut. She was a principle print-maker in the art colony which thrived in Provincetown, Massachusetts at the turn of the century. With her husband, she lived for extended periods in Paris during the formative years of European Modernism (1905-1914, 1920-1923). There Hopkins was an active member in various art and print-making societies, including the Société Internationale des Graveurs en Couleurs; Société Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois, and Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.


Edna Boies Hopkins, Mountain Women (aka Women in White), 1917

Source: www.kenygalleries.com/images/ah-hopkins-eb/ebhopkins-bio.html

American artists and life partners for more than 50 years, Maud Hunt Squire and Ethel Mars, forged distinguished careers in book illustration, painting, and woodblock printing. Émigrées to France, they frequented Gertrude Stein's salons and, during World War I, were among the Provincetown artists working in new methods of printmaking.

Maud Squire was born January 30, 1873 in Cincinnati. Her parents encouraged her artistic training, though both had died by the time she was a young woman. At the age of 21, she enrolled in the Cincinnati Art Academy and studied under Lewis Henry Meakin and Frank Duveneck. At the academy she met fellow student Ethel Mars, with whom she would live and travel for the rest of her life.

Mars, born in Springfield, Illinois on September 19, 1876, was the only child of a railroad employee and a homemaker. From 1892 to 1897, she studied illustration and drawing at the Cincinnati Art Academy.

Squire began her career while still a student, traveling to New York to meet with publishers and exhibiting her work. By 1900 she and Mars were living in New York City, traveling to Europe, and collaborating on illustrating children's books, such as Charles Kingsley's The Heroes (1901). By 1906 they had settled in Paris together.

Paris at the turn of the twentieth century had become a magnet for American women with artistic aspirations. As described by artist Anne Goldthwaite, Squire and Mars were prim "Middle Western" girls when they arrived in Paris. As such, they were expected to frequent institutions like Mrs. Whitlow Reid's "wholesome" club for young women, but as it turned out Squire and Mars found Paris's bohemian life more alluring. 


Maud Hunt Squire And Ethel Mars, by Maud Hunt Squire
American artists and life partners for more than 50 years, Maud Hunt Squire and Ethel Mars, forged distinguished careers in book illustration, painting, and woodblock printing. Émigrées to France, they frequented Gertrude Stein's salons and, during World War I, were among the Provincetown artists working in new methods of printmaking. Squire and Mars were the subject of Stein's whimsical word portrait "Miss Furr and Miss Skeene" (Squire's nickname was Skeene), written between 1909 and 1911.



Ethel Mars & Maud Hunt Squire are buried together in France. Together for over fifty years, they now share a simple grave in Vence.

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Citation Information
Author: Pettis, Ruth M.
Entry Title: Squire, Maud Hunt and Ethel Mars
General Editor: Claude J. Summers
Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture
Publication Date: 2005
Date Last Updated April 24, 2007
Web Address www.glbtq.com/arts/squire_mh.html
Publisher glbtq, Inc.
1130 West Adams
Chicago, IL 60607
Today's Date October 25, 2013
Encyclopedia Copyright: © 2002-2006, glbtq, Inc.
Entry Copyright © 2005, glbtq, inc.

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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Lillian Wald & Mabel Hyde Kittredge

Lillian D. Wald (March 10, 1867 – September 1, 1940) was an American nurse, humanitarian and author. She was known for contributions to human rights and was the founder of American community nursing. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and was an early advocate for nursing in schools. Wald never married. She maintained her closest relationships and attachments with women. Correspondence reveals that Wald felt intimate affection for at least two of her companions, homemaking author Mabel Hyde Kittredge and lawyer Helen Arthur. Ultimately, however, Wald was more engaged in her work with Henry Street than in any intimate relationship. In regard to Wald's relationships, author Clare Coss writes that Wald "remained in the end forever elusive. She preferred personal independence, which allowed her to move quickly, travel freely and act boldly."

After growing up in Ohio and New York, Wald became a nurse. She briefly attended medical school and began to teach community health classes. After founding the Henry Street Settlement, she became an activist for the rights of women and minorities. She campaigned for suffrage and was a supporter of racial integration. She was involved in the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Wald died in 1940 at the age of 73.

Wald was born into a German-Jewish middle-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio; her father was an optical dealer. In 1878, she moved with her family to Rochester, New York. She attended Miss Cruttenden's English-French Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies. She applied to Vassar College at the age of 16, but the school thought that she was too young. In 1889, she attended New York Hospital's School of Nursing. She graduated from the New York Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1891, then took courses at the Woman’s Medical College.


Lillian Wald was an American nurse, humanitarian and author. Correspondence reveals that Wald felt intimate affection for at least two of her companions, author Mabel Hyde Kittredge and lawyer Helen Arthur. Kittredge’s jealousy ended their relationship but they continued to live together for over 50 years. On the morning of her death, Wald turned to her nurse and said, “I’m a very happy woman… because I’ve had so many people to love, and so many to love me.”

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillian_Wald

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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Matthew Bugg & Tobias Oliver

Theatre Composer Matthew Bugg (born September 19, 1974) and Marketing Professional Tobias "Toby" Oliver (born July 13, 1972) have been together since 1994 (their anniversary is on February 17). They live in Sheffield with their beloved Dachshund, Georgie.

Matthew Bugg grew up in Sheffield. He began his theatre training at the age of four after seeing The Royal Ballet’s production of 'The Tales of Beatrix Potter' on TV. He started the violin at the age of eight, and spent every night either dancing or playing music.

​But at 14, he suffered a serious shoulder injury in a dance class. He was told not to play for six months and to give up dance completely. It was during this difficult period that Matthew began to compose in earnest (on his BBC Micro Computer!)

​Matthew defied the doctors and returned to dance at the age of 17, and was awarded a scholarship to study with the British Ballet Organisation. Unfortunately the shoulder problem returned.

​He went on to achieve the highest mark in the country for A’ level Music and decided to study composition at the University of Birmingham. Here he was awarded a Barber Scholarship and the Roland Gregory Prize.

​Matthew got his first professional theatre job at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, before he had even graduated, and was made an Associate Artist of the new Mercury Theatre Company.


Theatre Composer Matthew Bugg and Marketing Professional Tobias "Toby" Oliver have been together since 1994. They live in Sheffield with their beloved Dachshund, Georgie. They set up, with producer Keith Arrowsmith, a theatre company, Mr Bugg Presents. They took their current production, ‘Miss Nightingale – the burlesque musical’ on a 12 week tour of the UK on spring/summer 2013, including a stint in London’s West End and two shows at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre in July. Their anniversary is on February 17, 1994.

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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
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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Hermes Pan & Gino Malerba

Born to Greek immigrants in Memphis, Hermes Panagiotopoulos (December 10, 1910 – September 19, 1990) copied dance moves from the black people who worked for his parents and at 14 was already performing at speakeasies in New York. Chopping his surname down to a single syllable, Hermes Pan landed in Hollywood and, at 23, assisted on the dance sequences for Flying Down to Rio. Thus began a lifelong friendship with his lookalike Fred Astaire for whom he sometimes doubled. (P: Fred Astaire (left, on chair) and Hermes Pan (kneeling) during rehearsals, ca. 1937.)

Among the 80+ other projects he choreographed are Top Hat, Kiss Me Kate, Pal Joey, Porgy & Bess, The Blue Angel, The Pink Panther, Cleopatra, and My Fair Lady. Alas, the freedom and ease of his dancing was wholly missing in his repressed personal life.

A devout Roman Catholic, he hated to disappoint his beloved mother, and internalized her disapproval. Invited to an all-male party by Cardinal Spellman, Hermes was shocked by the gay revelry and pushed himself deeper in the closet. Eventually, decades later, he did let himself have a longterm relationship with a dancer named Gino Malerba but they never lived together. Much credit is due to John Franceschina and Oxford University Press for finally incorporating Hermes' gay life in the recent biography Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire [Kindle -- indeed, even gay Hollywood expert William J. Mann wrongly identified the super secretive Hermes as hetero in Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969. Some critics found the narrative "plodding" or "boring" or "interesting" yet Hermes' star quality shines through].


When Hermes Pan  (December 10, 1910 – September 19, 1990) choreographs Un Paio d’Ali (A Pair of Wings) in Milan and falls in love with dancer Gino Malerba. The dancer Gino Malerba was Pan's companion for five years, but nonetheless maintained a separate apartment, and yielded opening nights and society affairs to a beard. The last bit of news we hear on the subject finds Franceschina quoting society writer David Patrick Columbia. "Pan's sexuality was a burden for him." It is made clear, however, that Pan was a secretive but not tragic figure.

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Source: http://bandofthebes.typepad.com/bandofthebes/2013/07/pan-sexual-.html

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John Morgan Wilson (born September 19, 1945)

Although John Morgan Wilson (born September 19, 1945) has spent much of his adult life as a newspaper reporter, columnist, editor, and a writer of fact-based television scripts, he is best known today as the author of a gay male mystery series featuring a flawed and often exasperating amateur detective named Benjamin Justice. He's been living with Pietro Gamino (b. 1974), an artist, since 1993.

Wilson was born in 1945 on a Tampa, Florida army base where his doctor father was stationed. Shortly after his birth, the family moved back to southern California, and Wilson grew up and was educated in Manhattan Beach, where he became captain of the wrestling team in Mira Costa High School, from which he graduated in 1963. He attended Michigan State University and San Diego State University, where he continued wrestling, and he graduated from the latter with a B. A. in journalism in 1968.

His journalism career has included stints as a freelance writer, editor, publisher, and staff reporter on several papers and magazines, and from 1985 to 1992 he worked as an assistant editor at the Los Angeles Times. For fifteen years he wrote a regular column for Writer's Digest and authored two works published by their book division: The Complete Guide to Magazine Article Writing (1993) and A Writer's Guide to Researching the World of Movies and TV (1997).

In addition, Wilson has written fact-based television scripts for the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, the Learning Channel, and Court TV; he has sold screenplays and options to several movie producers; and for the past twenty-five years, he has taught classes and workshops for the Extension Writers' Program at UCLA.


John Morgan Wilson, Christopher Rice e Lee Goldberg presso The Mystery Bookstore.

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Author: Pebworth, Ted-Larry
Entry Title: Wilson, John Morgan
General Editor: Claude J. Summers
Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
Publication Date: 2005
Date Last Updated August 21, 2008
Web Address www.glbtq.com/literature/wilson_jm.html
Publisher glbtq, Inc.
1130 West Adams
Chicago, IL 60607
Today's Date September 12, 2011
Encyclopedia Copyright: © 2002-2006, glbtq, Inc.
Entry Copyright © 2005, glbtq, inc.
John’s series about the grandly unfortunate Benjamin Justice was another powerful example to me of a blindingly true human portrayal of a fictional character. Benjamin Justice, despite all his ups and downs and sideway forays into horrible darkness, was always a very real person to me. A sign of a great writer. Maybe we didn’t actually feel his pain—there was so darn much of it—but we certainly sympathized with it, as if Benjamin was our very own ill-fated acquaintance. You could imagine being at brunch with friends and saying “Did you hear what happened to Ben?” Fictional character? Real? The line was wonderfully blurred. --Anthony Bidulka
I think I picked Revision of Justice by John Morgan Wilson up because it had Hollywood on the cover. Showed me that LGBT mysteries could go mainstream. --P.A. Brown
Further Readings:

Limits of Justice (Benjamin Justice Mysteries) by John Morgan Wilson
Paperback: 233 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books; Reprint edition (September 23, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602820600
ISBN-13: 978-1602820609Amazon: Limits of Justice (Benjamin Justice Mysteries)
Amazon Kindle: Limits of Justice (Benjamin Justice Mysteries)
Behind the locked gates of a compound in the California desert, Benjamin Justice discovers a series of crimes so chilling, they make the blood run cold.

This fourth book in the award-winning Benjamin Justice mystery series continues John Morgan Wilson's exploration of the dark depravity that is normally hidden from the glaring California sun, and delivers a tale of suspense that is at once shocking and compellingly addictive.

Still trying to come to terms with his HIV+ status, Benjamin Justice is just resurfacing after a six-month-long romance with Cuervo Gold when he is roused from his self-induced torpor by a young woman bearing the offer of work and a handsome monetary reward.

A sleazy star biographer has just written an exposé of Charlotte Preston's late father, Rod, an actor known more for his masculine hunkiness than his thespian abilities, claiming the Hollywood he-man was not all that he seemed. Charlotte wants Justice to write the rebuttal and set the record straight. But before he can even begin, Charlotte is dead, discovered in her bedroom with a needle in her arm by none other than Justice himself.

Curiosity aroused, and with a generous advance already swelling his bank account, the journalist is determined to discover the truth--not only about Rod Preston's life but also about his daughter's death. What Justice finds hidden deep in the desert links an unlikely group of men to a history of twisted perversion and crimes almost too horrible to believe.

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Cheryl Burke & Kelli Dunham

On June 18, 2011, Cheryl Burke (Cheryl B.), New York City’s award-winning poet, writer, and community treasure, died of complications from chemotherapy treatment she had been receiving for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Cheryl was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma—a cancer of the lymph tissue—in November 2010. Her partner was author and stand-up comedian Kelli Dunham, who had moved from the East Coast to care for her previous partner, Heather MacAllister, an American performer and activist for social justice, until her death in February 2007.

Born September 19, 1972, Cheryl’s performance career began in the early 90s at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City. After rapidly gaining acclaim for her razor sharp wit and keen observational insight, Cheryl soon became a star on the internationally spoken word scene.

An accomplished writer, her work has appeared in dozens of publications including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (Seal Press, 2007), The Guardian, Suspect Thoughts, Reactions 5: New Poetry (Pen & Inc, 2005), Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person (Alyson Books). Cheryl received an honorable mention in poetry from the Astraea Writers Fund Awards in 2009, and was just named one of GO Magazine’s Top 100 Women for 2011. (Picture: Kelli Dunham)

Cheryl was also a brilliant literary leader and organizer. She was the creator and producer of PVC: The Poetry vs. Comedy Variety Show, a live slam/competition between stand-up comedians and performance poets that ran for over two years, and at the time of her death was the co-founder/co-host of the popular New York City monthly reading series, Sideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival with Sinclair Sexsmith.


Cheryl Burke & Kelli Dunham
Cheryl Burke (Cheryl B.), New York City’s award-winning poet, writer, and community treasure, died of complications from chemotherapy treatment she had been receiving for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her partner was author and stand-up comedian Kelli Dunham, who had moved from the East Coast to care for her previous partner, Heather MacAllister, an American performer and activist for social justice, until her death in February 2007. Friend and author, Sarah Schulman said of her, “Cheryl gave a lot to this community in many capacities over many years. As a writer, friend, editor and most effectively as a programmer of events in which she gave voice to many artists and created community for so many of us.”


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Paul Huson & William Bast

Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. Huson currently lives in Los Angeles. His frequent collaborator and life partner for forty nine years was William Bast.

Huson was born on 19 September 1942 in London, the son of the author Edward Richard Carl Huson and painter and motion picture costume designer Olga Lehmann. Huson attended Leighton Park School from 1956 through 1959, then entered the Slade School of Fine Art at the University of London as a Diploma student from 1959 through 1963, with a principal in painting under Andrew Forge and a subsidiary in theatrical design under Nicholas Georgiadis and Peter Snow. In 1963 he was awarded an Associated Rediffusion Scholarship to study film under Thorold Dickinson for a further post graduate year.

After a walk-on role in René Clément's film starring Gerard Phillipe, Monsieur Ripois, Huson acted in Laurence Olivier's film of Richard III playing the part of Edward, Prince of Wales, one of the two Princes in the Tower.

From 1965 through 1968 Huson worked as an Art Director for BBC television and Columbia Pictures, UK, before emigrating to the United States, where he began writing books and stories and scripts for American television, which included the television series Family and James at 15. Between 1982 and 1987 he and his partner William Bast wrote and produced three television series Tucker's Witch, The Hamptons, and The Colbys (a spin-off of the Aaron Spelling series Dynasty); The Colbys won the 1986 People's Choice Award. In 1989 he and Bast wrote a two-part series Twist of Fate, followed in 1991 by The Big One: the Great Los Angeles Earthquake, another two-parter, which was instrumental in alerting Los Angeles to their inadequate earthquake response arrangements at that time. In 1995 Huson and Bast wrote the teleplay for Danielle Steel's popular novel Secrets. In 1995 they wrote Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare; a paranormal thriller The Fury Within; and Power and Beauty, a controversial biographical teleplay about socialite Judith Exner and her relationship with President John F. Kennedy.


Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. Huson currently lives in Los Angeles. His frequent collaborator and life partner for forty nine years was William Bast. William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015) was an American screenwriter and author. In addition to writing scripts for motion pictures and television, he was the author of two biographies of the screen actor James Dean.

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William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015) was an American screenwriter and author. In addition to writing scripts for motion pictures and television, he was the author of two biographies of the screen actor James Dean. He was partnered in work and life to Paul Huson.

Bast was born in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, the son of Gilbert Bast and Bernice Fleischmann. He began his early education in Milwaukee, transferring to Kenosha when his family moved there. Moving back to Milwaukee, he subsequently graduated from Wauwatosa High school, then enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. When his family moved to Los Angeles, he transferred to the UCLA, where he majored in Theater Arts, rooming with a fellow Theater Arts student from Indiana named James Dean. In 1952 he moved to New York to join Dean and pursue a career in radio and television. There, he initially worked in the Press Relations department at CBS and subsequently, in 1953, wrote his first scripts for the NBC television sitcom The Aldrich Family.

After the death of Dean in an automobile accident in 1955, Bast chronicled his five-year relationship with the actor in James Dean: a Biography. After moving to London, Bast wrote The Myth Makers for Granada Television, a fictionalized drama inspired by Dean's funeral, which Bast perceived as grotesque and publicity-driven, with a shattering effect on Dean's rural-American family and his hometown of Fairmount, Indiana. In the United States, the script was produced again by NBC's Dupont Show of the Month and aired under the title The Movie Star.

In 1975, Bast produced and scripted James Dean: Portrait of a Friend for NBC, a movie for television based upon his first James Dean biography.

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GRL: Jaime Reese

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 Jaime Reese: Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.

"...and yes, it was totally weird reading something about myself in 3rd person :)"

Further Readings:

A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House Book 3) by Jaime Reese
Series: The Men of Halfway House
Paperback: 362 pages
Publisher: Romandeavor, Incorporated; 1 edition (February 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0991457072
ISBN-13: 978-0991457076
Amazon: A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House Book 3)
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Cole Renzo thinks his greatest challenge is to behave for the remainder of his term at Halfway House. Until he meets his new boss, Ty Calloway, a man who ticks off every box on Cole’s list of interests. A sought-after restorer and customizer of exotic and collectible cars, Ty had enough confidence to command what he wanted in life, until one fateful night changed everything. Almost two years later, he’s slowly rebuilding his life with great control. He’s defied the odds and works tirelessly to be the man he once was—but he still feels broken. Cole’s candor and unfiltered personality awaken Ty’s barely-remembered desire to greet each new day with a smile, while Ty’s unwavering acceptance of Cole’s quirks and brash humor makes Cole feel as if he fits in for the first time in far too long. When a nemesis threatens Ty’s personal restoration and the things he holds dear, Cole is determined to protect their relationship, even if that means sacrificing everything he’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ty will have to let his guard down, surrender control, and admit he needs Cole first, even if that puts himself at risk of breaking beyond repair.





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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Sissy Erotica Collection: Part 4 by Paul Zante

Sissy Erotica Collection: Part 4 by Paul Zante
Transgender Erotica
Publication Date: May 18, 2015
Amazon Kindle: Sissy Erotica Collection: Part 4

Six more erotic sissy stories.
Sissy Dreams: A Prissy Sissy Dream
With the help of F.I.S.T. (the Female Institute for Societal Transformation) special boys like myself were given a bed, food, and an education. We wore the uniform of a white blouse, short plaid, skirt, stockings, and stiletto shoes with pride.
Mistress Dyke’s Fembot Factory
Beware the ultimate humiliation that awaits at Mistress Dyke’s fembot factory
Office Sissy: The Form
I just wished the day would end but got the feeling that something wasn’t quite right when my boss took me through the strangest Human Resources form in the world after she’d seen I’d stained my pink satin panties.
Office Sissy: Personal Assistant (sequel to The Form)
My boss told me she was taking me as her personal assistant on a sales trip because I’d be far cheaper than her having to hire a hooker to service a client.
Sissy Dreams: The New Maid
The vacancy sounded intriguing, especially as I already had the black satin French maid uniform in my wardrobe. But what exactly would the job entail?
Hazed by the Cheerleader Brat
My sister-in-law came back early and found me in her college cheerleader clothes. Big mistake.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Mysteries in Small Towns by Iza Moreau

Mysteries in Small Towns by Iza Moreau
Lesbian Mystery / Thriller
Series: Small Town
Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (February 3, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1502974193
ISBN-13: 978-1502974198
Amazon: Mysteries in Small Towns
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Mysteries in Small Towns is the final volume of the Small Town Saga, featuring newspaper editor Sue-Ann McKeown and her girlfriend Gina Cartwright in the small town of Pine Oak Florida. The 8 stories in this volume run the gamut from kidnapping, horse breeding, arson, haunting, robbery, abuse, murder, and lost love.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Death on Delancey by Joseph R.G. DeMarco

Death on Delancey (A Marco Fontana Mystery) by Joseph R.G. DeMarco
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Perfect Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (October 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590211200
ISBN-13: 978-1590211205
Amazon: Death on Delancey (A Marco Fontana Mystery)
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When two popular gay bartenders are found dead in a tony Philadelphia neighborhood the police are ready to close the case as a murder-suicide. But private investigator Marco Fontana has a hunch that there is more to the crime than a domestic dispute gone horribly wrong. But he'll need all his wits and resources because the chief of detectives hates his guts and the evidence backs up the police's claims. And as his personal life becomes more complicated--old flame or hot new barista boyfriend?--Fontana finds the case leads him down seedier avenues in the City of Brotherly Love.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Job Hunt by Jackie Keswick

Job Hunt by Jackie Keswick
Bisexual Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 13, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632169037
ISBN-13: 978-1632169037
Amazon: Job Hunt
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You don’t greet your new boss dressed like an underage rent boy. But when Jack Horwood―ace hacker and ex-MI6 operative―opens the door to Gareth Flynn, he's too busy to worry over details like that. And anyway, his potential new boss is his former commanding officer – the same guy Jack has had a crush on since he was seventeen. So he should understand, right?

When he applied for the job in Nancarrow Mining's corporate security division, Jack had hoped for peaceful days repelling cyber attacks. Maybe a bit of corporate espionage on the side. His plans didn't include rescuing abused children, hunting pimps, or dealing with his overly protective and hot-as-hell boss, Gareth Flynn.

Walking away is not an option. Jack never takes the easy way out. More than that, meeting Gareth raises old ghosts that Jack needs to put to rest. Rescuing kids. Taking risks. Saving the day. Jack can do all that―but deciding what to do about his attraction to Gareth isn’t the sort of cloak-and-dagger game Jack plays well. Yet Gareth, strong and smart and always on hand when needed, might be Jack’s salvation.

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