December 15th, 2017

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Charles Laughton (July 1, 1899 – December 15, 1962)

Versatile character actor Charles Laughton, who appeared in such films as Witness for the Prosecution, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, was married for thirty-three years to actress Elsa Lanchester. In 1931 he told her that he was gay. Despite the revelation, the marriage lasted until Laughton's death.

Timeline & Places:

• July 1, 1899: born at The Victoria Hotel, 79 Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1TP, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended Scarborough College, Filey Road, Scarborough YO11 3BA, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended Stonyhurst College, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe BB7 9PZ, Regno Unito

• 1911: attended Beaumont College, Burfield Rd, Old Windsor SL4 2JJ, Regno Unito

• 1925: attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 62-64 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6ED, Regno Unito

• 1940s: lived at 14954 Corona Del Mar, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, Stati Uniti

• December 15, 1962: died. Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Stati Uniti

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Clementina Anstruther-Thomson (December 15, 1857 – July 7, 1921)

Vernon Lee's first "romantic friendships" may have begun in the 1870s. Her relationship with her companion Annie Meyers ended in 1881. From 1881 to 1887, her traveling companion was Mary Robinson, whom she met at a drawing-room party. Mary's eventual marriage to James Darmsteter, which was probably not consummated, ended Lee's passionate attachment. Devastated by Mary's marriage, Lee was comforted by her new friend Clementina “Kit” Anstruther-Thomson (daughter of Colonel John Anstruther-Thomson of Charleton and Carntyne VD DL JP (8 August 1818 - 8 October 1904)), who was to have a profound effect on her work. Lee described her friendship with Kit Thomson as a "new love and new life." This friendship lasted from 1887 to 1897. Kit was a "Venus figure" for Lee; she described her in her correspondence as a "Venus de Milo," a woman of beauty, a friend, and a spiritual lover.” This relationship inspired Lee's creativity, and during this time, Lee wrote and perfected her writings on aesthetics. Kit was especially interested in bringing art to the working class. Later she worked with the Girl Guides.

Timeline & Places:

• December 15, 1857: born at Charleton House, Colinsburgh, Leven KY9 1HG, Regno Unito

• 1888 to 1900: lived at Villa Il Palmerino, Via del Palmerino, 10, 50137 Firenze FI, Italia, sharing with Vernon Lee (October 14, 1856 – February 13, 1935)

• July 7, 1921: died. Buried at Kilconquhar Parish Church, Leven KY9 1JZ, Regno Unito

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Italy: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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James O. Bloss (September 30, 1847 – December 15, 1918)

John William Sterling (1844–1918) was a founding partner of Shearman & Sterling LLP and major benefactor to Yale University. In Sterling's will, he directs: "no interment other than my own and that of my sister, Cordelia, shall ever take place" in his Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery. An exception is made, however, "in case my said friend, James O. Bloss (1847–1918), who has lived with me for more than forty years, should desire to be interred in the said Mausoleum and should die without ever having been married." Cordelia Sterling is burried with her brother. Bloss died less than six months after Sterling, according to his sister, of a broken heart, and is not buried with his friend, though the reason is unknown. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester (same cemetery where are buried Susan B. Anthony and Lillian D. Wald). Sterling's obituary in the New York Times referred to "his lifelong friend, James O. Bloss, a retired cotton broker, who made his home with the testator for more than forty years." James Orville Bloss died suddenly in New York City, on December 15, 1918.

Timeline & Places:

• September 30, 1847: born.

• 1873: lived at 21 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010, Stati Uniti, sharing with John William Sterling

• 1890s: lived at 221 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017, Stati Uniti, sharing with John William Sterling

• 1902: lived at 912 Fifth Avenue, 10021, NYC, NY, USA, sharing with John William Sterling

• December 15, 1918: died. Buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, Stati Uniti

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Josie Mansfield (December 15, 1847 – October 27, 1931)

Ella Wesner was the most celebrated male impersonator of the Gilded Age Vaudeville circuit. Wesner began her career at the age of nine as part of a family of vaudeville and musical-stage dancers. By her mid-twenties, she was playing both male and female roles, at some point meeting and working as a "dresser" for the most notorious, and perhaps the earliest Vaudeville male impersonator of the time, Annie Hindle. Wesner's career was briefly derailed in 1873 when she abruptly left Pastor's shows to elope to Paris with the notorious Helen Josephine "Josie" Mansfield, who had been the mistress of Gilded Age Robber Baron "Diamond Jubilee" Jim Fisk and, purportedly, his murderer, Edward S. Stokes. After the romance cooled, however, Wesner returned to the United States and resumed her career with Tony Pastor, winning even wider audiences. Her most celebrated era was the 1880s; her act included not only songs celebrating the "sporting" life and skits such as her popular rendition of a drunkard getting a barber's shave, but also monologues containing advice for men about how to court, treat and satisfy women.

Timeline & Places:

• December 15, 1847: born.

• October 27, 1931: died. Buried at Montparnasse Cemetery, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014 Paris, Francia

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (April 25, 1694 – December 15, 1753)

In 1711 George Frederick Handel’s opera “Rinaldo” was a hit, and the next year he moved in with Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington. The eighteen-year-old Burlington held court at Burlington House in Piccadilly and at his country estate, Chiswick House. Here over the years he gathered a coterie of artists including the poets Pope and Gay and the architect William Kent, also fresh from Rome and eager to spread Palladio over the English countryside. The atmosphere of this “verdant and artistic hothouse,” Ellen Harris reports in her wonderful book on Handel’s cantatas, breathed a “luxurious and indolent sensuality” and a “distinct homoerotic undertone.”



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Serge Lifar (April 15, 1905 – December 15, 1986)

After Vaslav Nijinsky, Sergei Diaghilev's next discovery was an unknown young actor, Léonide Massine, whom he developed into a great dancer and one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. They were together until 1920, when Massine married. Diaghilev successively fell in love with: Boris Kochno, a precocious young poet who eventually became associate director of Ballets Russes; Anton Dolin, a vivacious British dancer; Serge Lifar, a young Russian who traveled to Paris in 1924 determined to seduce Diaghilev and who became the premier danseur of Ballets Russes and, later, the director of the Paris Opera Ballet; and Igor Markevitch, a musical prodigy. Markevitch's first wife was Kyra Nijinska (1913/1914-1998), daughter of Vaslav Nijinsky. She bore him a son, Vaslav (b. 1936), before they divorced.

Timeline & Places:

• April 15, 1905: born.

• December 15, 1986: died. Buried at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery, 4 Rue Léo Lagrange, 91700 Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Francia

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Vida Dutton Scudder (December 15, 1861 - October 9, 1954)

Vida Dutton Scudder was an American educator, writer, and welfare activist in the social gospel movement. She was one of the most prominent lesbian authors of her time. In 1885, she and Clara French (1863 – October 6, 1888) were the first American women admitted to the graduate program at Oxford, where York Powell, John Ruskin, Leo Tolstoi, George Bernard Shaw and Fabian Socialism influenced her. Scudder and French returned to Boston in 1886. Scudder taught English literature from 1887 at Wellesley College, where she became an associate professor in 1892 and full professor in 1910. French died in 1888 of typhoid fever. From 1919 until her death, Scudder was in a lesbian relationship with Florence Converse, a member of the editorial staff of The Churchman from 1900 to 1908, when she joined the staff of the Atlantic Monthly. In Wellesley, they resided at 45 Leighton Road. Vida died just a month short of her 93 birthday at her home. The informant was Florence Converse. Vita wrote in The Wellesley Magazine, "My past word shall be one of reassurance. I have had a happy life; but I am finding my ninth decade the happiest yet.” They are both buried at Newton Cemetery, Newton, Massachusetts.

Timeline & Places:

• December 15, 1861: born.

• 1884: attended Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063, Stati Uniti

• 1885: attended University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, Regno Unito

• 1887: taught at Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, Stati Uniti

• 1919 to 1954: lived at 45 Leighton Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482, USA, sharing with Florence Converse

• October 9, 1954: died. Buried at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St, Newton Centre, MA 02459, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Florence Converse (April 30, 1871 – February 13, 1967).

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer Massachusetts: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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W. Dorr Legg (December 15, 1904 - July 26, 1994)

W. Dorr Legg was a landscape architect and one of the founders of the U.S. gay rights movement, then called the homophile movement. He trained at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and from 1935 was professor of landscape architecture at Oregon State Agricultural College, but moved back to Michigan in the 1940s to care for his father and the family business. In 1949, he moved to Los Angeles with his partner Merton Bird. In 1950, the couple founded Knights of the Clock, a support group for interracial gay couples. The couple actively joined the national Mattachine Society, but Legg later led a split to co-found ONE, Inc. As publisher of the organization's journal, Legg was forced to sue the United States Postal Service to defend its right to be distributed through the US Mail. In 1960, Legg started dating John Nojima and they remained together until Legg's death in 1994. Nojima played a key role in supporting Legg financially and recording many ONE events. Legg died in 1994. In 2011, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association announced that Legg would be inducted into its hall of fame.

Timeline & Places:

• December 15, 1904: born.

• 1910s: attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Stati Uniti

• July 26, 1994: died. Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Stati Uniti

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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