December 21st, 2017

andrew potter

Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964)

Carl Van Vechten was an American writer and photographer. He first married his longtime friend Anna Snyder and divorced in 1912. He wed actress Fania Marinoff in 1914. In 1919, he began a long-term relationship with Donald Angus, a 19-year-old lover of opera, who regularly accompanied the writer to nightclubs and parties in Harlem. Even after the intensity of their sexual relationship had cooled, Angus remained a close friend, not only of Van Vechten but also of his wife, until her death in 1971. Van Vechten also had a relationship with Mark Lutz, a journalist based in Virginia, with whom he exchanged daily letters for 33 years. He had one other long-lasting affair, with Saul Mauriber, a decorator and designer who eventually became his assistant and remained in this capacity for twenty years. Mauriber donated part of Carl Van Vechten’s archive to the Library of Congress, an invaluable contribution to LGBT history researcher.

Timeline & Places:

• June 17, 1880: born.

• 1898: attended Washington High School, 2205 Forest Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, Stati Uniti

• 1903: attended University of Chicago, 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, Stati Uniti

• 1906: lived at 39 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018, Stati Uniti

• 1914: lived at Gramercy Park Apartments, 151 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003, Stati Uniti

• 1930s: lived at 150 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, Stati Uniti

• 1950s: lived at 101 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023, Stati Uniti

• December 21, 1964: died. Ashes scattered at Shakespeare Garden, 14 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022, Stati Uniti

References:

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. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Ethel Williams (December 21, 1891 - died after 1961)

Ethel Waters was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Her best-known recordings include Dinah, Stormy Weather, Taking a Chance on Love, Heat Wave, Supper Time, Am I Blue? and Cabin in the Sky, as well as her version of the spiritual His Eye Is on the Sparrow. Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Academy Award. She is also the first African American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award, in 1962. Ethel Waters had a lesbian relationship with dancer Ethel Williams that led to them being nicknamed 'The Two Ethels'. Alberta Hunter and Lottie Tyler, Waters and Williams were black show business luminaries who were not excessively careful to hide their bisexuality in Harlem. “These women, who did not take great pains to pretend to exclusive heterosexuality, must have believed that in their own sophisticated circles of Harlem, bisexuality was seen as interesting and provocative. Although unalloyed homosexuality may still have connoted in 1920s Harlem the abnormality of “a man trapped in a woman’s body,” bisexuality seems to have suggested that a woman was super-sexy.” Lillian Faderman

Timeline & Places:

• December 21, 1891: born.

• 1920s: lived at 580 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030, Stati Uniti, sharing with Ethel Waters

References:

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
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979628807
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Eugene Woodworth (1929 – December 21, 2013)

Eric Marcoux and Eugene Woodworth celebrated 60 years together on June 13, 2013. They married on December 13, 2013. "We were married on a Thursday. On Friday, we saw [Eugene's] cardiologist. He said, 'I'm sorry you're not going to last as long as I thought. It's going faster.' And he died a week and one day afterwards." Eugene passed away on December 21. He was 85. "We were married for 60 years," said Marcoux. A few seconds later, he added, "In the eyes of the law, we were married a little over a week. I had hoped for longer. But we had been preparing for this for 60 years. I mean that seriously. Every single night, we'd kiss goodnight and say, 'I love you.' We'd discussed it many times. This means if I'm dead in my bed in the morning, I will have died saying I love you." When they met in Chicago in 1953 when Marcoux was 23 and Woodworth was 25, they always answered “Yes” when people asked them if they were brothers. In the last years, when people asked, Marcoux said, “No, but thank you for asking, because I am able to tell you that I love this man.” Woodworth was a ballet dancer, and Marcoux was just leaving a Trappist monastery. Marcoux (born 1931) and Woodworth (born 1929) participate in Friendly House’s Gay and Grey program, and Marcoux has been a Buddhist teacher for 23 years.

Timeline & Places:

• 1929: born.

• 2003: married at Eugene Zendo Butsugenji, 2190 Garfield St, Eugene, OR 97405, Stati Uniti

• December 21, 2013: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Lilian Mary Clapham (1871 – December 21, 1935)

Caroline (Cara) Frances Eleanor Spurgeon, professor of English Literature at London University and a Chaucer scholar and author of “Shakespeare’s Imagery” (1935), lived at Alciston with Lilian Clapham, her companion since 1896, and that the women were visited every summer by the dean of Barnard College, Virginia Gildersleeve. On October 24, 1931 Dean Gildersleeve gave the house to Caroline Spurgeon. When Lilian died in 1935 Caroline erected a gravestone with a very bold and unequivocal message to the world: “In loving memory of Lillian Mary Clapham of Alciston, a good friend to this village, who died 21 December 1935, aged 84 years. This stone is placed here by Caroline F.E. Spurgeon in grateful remembrance of forty years of steadfast friendship and of happy life together.” In 1936 Spurgeon left Alciston for the sake of her health and lived with Gildersleeve in Arizona until her death there, on her 73rd birthday, October 24, 1942. Caroline died in the middle of WWII – her dying wish was for her ashes to be buried alongside Lilian’s at Alciston Parish Church (off A27, Alciston Court, Alciston, East Sussex, BN26 6UW) and this Virginia did when the war was over. Spurgeon’s ashes were buried at Alciston, in a grave next to that of Lilian Clapham, on August 14, 1946.

Timeline & Places:

• 1871: born.

• 1925 to 1935: lived at Old Postmans Cottage, The Village, Alciston, Polegate BN26 6UW, Regno Unito, sharing with Caroline Spurgeon.

• December 21, 1935: died. Buried at Alciston churchyard, Alciston, Polegate BN26 6UR, Regno Unito. Buried alongside: Caroline Spurgeon (October 24, 1869 – October 24, 1942).

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Russel Wright (April 3, 1904 – December 21, 1976)

Russell Wright (April 3, 1904 – December 21, 1976) was eve1y American housewife’s favorite designer in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. Today his American Modern dinnerware is highly collectible. After Wright’s wife Mary died in 1952, he took up with designer Joseph Chapman. The two men were lovers for over twelve years. Wright's legacy continues today as his company Russel Wright Studios remains an active industrial design licensing firm. With offices in Garrison, New York and Burbank, California, Russel Wright Studios continues to work with corporate and public clients in the licensing and manufacturing of his designs and products.

Timeline & Places:

• April 3, 1904: born.

• 1920s: attended Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, Stati Uniti

• 1920s: attended The Art Students League of New York, 215 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, Stati Uniti

• 1941: built Manitoga, 584 NY-9D, Garrison, NY 10524, Stati Uniti

• December 21, 1976: died.

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1544066589
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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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ISBN-10: 1548165964
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979628807
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Violet Florence Martin (June 11, 1862 – December 21, 1915)

Edith Anna Œnone Somerville was an Irish novelist who habitually signed herself as "E. Œ. Somerville".  Violet Florence Martin was an Irish author who co-wrote a series of novels with her cousin Edith Somerville under the pen name of Martin Ross in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Together they published a series of fourteen stories and novels, the most popular of which were The Real Charlotte, and The Experiences of an Irish R. M., published in 1899. In 1886, Somerville met her cousin Martin, and thus began their literary partnership. Their first book, An Irish Cousin, appeared in 1889. In 1898, Edith went to paint at the Etaples art colony, accompanied by Violet and they profited from their stay by conceiving together the stories gathered in Some Experiences of an Irish R. M. in the following year. Violet died in 1915. Her friend's death stunned Edith, who continued to write as "Somerville and Ross", claiming that they kept in contact through spiritualist séances. Edith was also active in the suffragist movement, corresponding with Dame Ethel Smyth. Edith died at age 91 in Castletownshend, County Cork.

Timeline & Places:

• June 11, 1862: born at Ross Castle, Pairc Na Rossa, Ross Demesne, Moycullen, Co. Galway, Irlanda

• 1886 to 1915: lived at Drishane House, Drishane, Castletownshend, Co. Cork, Irlanda, sharing with Edith Somerville

• December 21, 1915: died. Buried at St Barrahane, Castletownshend, The League, Castletownshend, Co. Cork, Irlanda. Buried alongside: Edith Somerville (May 2, 1858 – October 8, 1949)

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1544068433
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