December 25th, 2017

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Elizabeth Jesser Reid (December 25, 1789 - April 1, 1866)

At the death of her husband, Elisabeth Jesser Sturch became independent and she started helping various philanthropic causes. Active in liberal Unitarian circles, Reid was an anti-slavery activist, attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. She met Lucretia Mott and the other American female delegates who had been denied the right to speak at the convention. and taking a close interest in the American Civil War. She was also in contact with leading figures in the revolutions in France and Germany in 1848, and the struggles for Italian independence. In 1849, Reid founded Bedford College at Bedford Square in the Bloomsbury area of London. The college was a women-only higher education institution which aimed to provide a liberal and non-sectarian education for female students – something no other institution in the United Kingdom offered at the time. Bedford College played a leading role in the advancement of women in higher education, and in public life in general. She also founded the Reid Trust, which continues to support women's education with small grants to this day. Bedford College became a college of the University of London in 1900, and merged with Royal Holloway College in 1985 to become Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. One of the halls of residence on the current campus is named "Reid Hall" in memory of the Bedford College founder.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1789: born.

• 1849: founded Bedford College, London, 47 Bedford Square, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3DR, Regno Unito

• 1849: founded Bedford College, 9 York St, Marylebone, London W1U, Regno Unito

• April 1, 1866: died.

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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Frances Senska (March 9, 1914 - December 25, 2009)

Frances Maude Senska (March 9, 1914 – December 25, 2009) was an art professor and artist specializing in ceramics who taught at Montana State University – Bozeman from 1946 to 1973. She was known as the "grandmother of ceramics in Montana". During her career, she trained a number of now internationally known ceramic artists. She began teaching at Montana State University in Bozeman in 1946. The school's Department of Applied Art hired her to teach ceramics. But she did not, at that time, consider herself a ceramicist. "I started teaching ceramics with the merest little scrap of knowledge. I had had just two quarters of ceramics when I started teaching. I just learned it right along with the class," she later said. Senska decided to build a ceramics program from the ground up. Olga Ross Hannon, the department's head, gave her $300, and she and her first class of students took over a storeroom in the basement of Herrick Hall, purchased foot-driven potter's wheels, and built an electric kiln from scratch. Continuing to train in ceramics, Senska attended a workshop taught by noted French-American ceramic artist Marguerite Wildenhain at the Pond Farm artists' colony near Guerneville, California, in the summer of 1950.Senska later said that she learned her hand technique from Wildenhain. Her students included a number of influential ceramicists, including Rudy Autio and Peter Voulkos. While teaching at Montana State, Senska met fellow art professor Jessie Spaulding Wilber. The two women became lifelong friends and companions. Senska retired from teaching in 1973. Wilber died October 2, 1989. Senska died on Christmas Day 2009 at her home in Bozeman, Montana.

Timeline & Places:

• March 9, 1914: born.

• 1946 to 2009: lived at Sourdough Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715, Stati Uniti, sharing with Jessie Spaulding Wilber

• December 25, 2009: died.

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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George Michael (June 25, 1963 – December 25, 2016)

George Michael was an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! with his school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, "Careless Whisper", was released when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide. Michael's current partner is celebrity hairstylist Fadi Fawaz. In a 2007 interview, Michael said that he had hidden the fact he was gay because of worries over what effect it might have on his mother. At the age of 19, Michael told Andrew Ridgeley and close friends that he was bisexual. Michael also told one of his two sisters, but he was advised by friends not to tell his parents about his sexuality. Speaking about his time with Wham! in the 1980s, Michael said: "I used to sleep with women quite a lot in the Wham! days but never felt it could develop into a relationship because I knew that, emotionally, I was a gay man. I didn't want to commit to them but I was attracted to them. Then I became ashamed that I might be using them." In 2009, Michael said: "My depression at the end of Wham! was because I was beginning to realise I was gay, not bisexual." Michael established a relationship with Anselmo Feleppa, a male Brazilian dress-designer, whom he had met at the 1991 concert Rock in Rio. Six months into their relationship, Feleppa discovered that he had HIV. Michael later said: "It was terrifying news. I thought I could have the disease too. I couldn't go through it with my family because I didn't know how to share it with them - they didn't even know I was gay." In 1993, Feleppa died of an AIDS-related brain haemorrhage. Michael's single "Jesus to a Child" is a tribute to Feleppa (he consistently dedicates it to him before performing it live), as is his 1996 album Older. In 2008, speaking about the loss of his partner Feleppa, Michael said: "It was a terribly depressing time. It took about three years to grieve, then after that I lost my mother. I felt almost like I was cursed." 

Timeline & Places:

• June 25, 1963: born.

• 2000s to 2016: lived at 5 The Grove, Highgate, London N6 6JU, Regno Unito

• 2000s to 2016: lived at Mill Cottage, Off Manor Road, Goring, Reading RG8 9DS, Regno Unito

• December 25, 2016: died. Buried at Highgate Cemetery, Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ, Regno Unito

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Gwen Farrar (July 14, 1899 - December 25, 1944)

Gwen Farrar was one of the six daughters of George Farrar and his wife, Ella. Gwendoline Farrar qualified in violoncello playing, and was entitled to use the letters L.R.A.M. Indeed, she was billed as such when performing at two concerts at the Electric Theatre, Newport Pagnell, which included Gervase Elwes, a world renowned tenor. During the. closing stages of the war, with Miss Norah Blaney, a singer and pianist, Gwen performed at concerts and entertainments for the troops in France and Belgium, and the pair continued their partnership after the war, appearing at leading theatres all over the country, including London. In fact she soon became celebrated as a world class entertainer and a brilliant cellist, who delighted “in making weird noises with her voice much to the discomfort of her partner,” Norah. In 1926 they went to New York to perform, and having begun a short professional partnership with Billy Mayerl, a popular pianist, it was due to her organisation that in March 1928, on the evenings of Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th an excellent variety entertainment took place in the Electric Theatre, Newport Pagnell. Here she sang syncopated songs, imitated animals and poultry in the farmyard, and then played the cello. In fact despite her excellent musicianship her act always had a comical element, and for the theatrical effect she would sometimes go off the stage dragging her cello behind her, or slung over her shoulder! A few years after the war her mother, Lady Farrar, died at Chicheley Hall, from internal injuries sustained whilst moving furniture, in preparation for a children's party, and although some of Gwen's sisters would continue to live at the mansion, she, having been left a considerable financial sum by her father, divided her time between her XVII century country home in Northants, and 217 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EH, which she maintained as a base for he musical career. Renowned as a popular entertainer, she died after a short illness on Christmas Day 1944.

Timeline & Places:

• July 14, 1899: born at Chicheley Hall, Chicheley Rd, Newport Pagnell MK16 9JJ, Regno Unito

• 1920s to 1944: lived at 217 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EH, Regno Unito

• December 25, 1944: died.

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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Ismail Merchant (December 25, 1936 - May 25, 2005)

Ismail Merchant (25 December 1936 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian-born film producer and director, best known for the results of his famously long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director (and Merchant's longtime professional and personal partner) James Ivory as well as screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Their films won six Academy Awards. Ismail Merchant and James Ivory were widely recognized, during the final decades of the 20th century, as setting the gold standard when it came to adapting iconic novels into high-quality motion pictures. Among their best-known works are A Room with a View and Howards End. In 1961, Merchant and Ivory formed the film production company MIP. Merchant was also Ivory's long-term life partner. Their professional and romantic partnership lasted from the early 1960s until Merchant's death in 2005.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1936: born.

• 1958: attended New York University, New York, 10003, Stati Uniti

• May 25, 2005: died. Buried at Bada Qabrastan, Kalbadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002, India

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 Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Kenny Everett (December 25, 1944 – April 4, 1995)

The outrageous humor of Kenny Everett (born Maurice James Christopher Cole, 25 December 1944 – 4 April 1995) was an essential element of Pirate Radio, the offshore station that expanded the boundaries of good taste in European broadcasting. Everett was a popular comic and DJ in England, with shows on BBC-1 and Capitol Radio. For BBC Television, he created The Kenny Everett Show, where he played flamboyant characters such as biker Sid Snot, French barber Marcel Wave, and buxom blonde Cupid Stunt. Everett married the singer and psychic Audrey Lee "Lady Lee" Middleton (b. 14 February 1937, the daughter of a fireman) at Kensington Register Office on 2 June 1969. By September 1979, they had separated, and in the mid-1980s, he publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. One of his first boyfriends, an Australian waiter called John "Jay" Pitt was found for Everett by his wife; he and Pitt lived together for a while. In the 80s, having fully thrown off his guilt about his sexuality, he took up nightclubbing with a vengeance, and it was on one such evening out that he met former Red Army soldier Nikolai Grishanovitch. Grishanovich was one of the two husbands he eventually unveiled to the press (the other was a Spanish waiter, Pepe Flores), and he died of an Aids-related illness in 1991, the same year as Everett's close friend Freddie Mercury. Everett died of AIDS-related illness in 1995.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1944: born.

• April 4, 1995: died. Buried at Mortlake Crematorium  Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Nina E. Allender (December 25, 1873 - April 2, 1957)

Alice Paul, the founder and leading-light of the National Woman’s Party, inspired devotion that bordered on worship. From her side, Paul cared deeply for her old friend Nina Allender, the cartoonist of the suffrage movement. Allender, who lived alone in Chicago, wrote to Paul in 1947 of her memories of their long association: “No words can tell you what that (first) visit grew to mean to me & to my life… I feel now as I did then – only more intensely – I have never changed or doubted – but have grown more inspired as the years have gone by… There is no use going into words. I believe them to be unnecessary between us.” (Nina Allender to Alice Paul, January 5, 1947) Paul wrote that she thought of Allender often and sent her “devoted love.” (Alice Paul to Nina Allender, March 9, 1950) She worried about Allender’s loneliness and gently encouraged her to come to Washington to live at Belmont House, the Woman’s Party headquarters, where she would be surrounded by loving friends who appreciated the work she had done for the women’s movement. (Alice Paul to Nina Allender, November 20, 1954) Paul failed to persuade her to move, however. Two years later Paul responded to a request from Allender’s niece for help with the costs of a nursing home with a $100 check and a promise to contact others who might be able to help. (Alice Paul to Kay Boyle, March 5, 1957) But Allender died, within a month, at the age of 83.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1873: born.

• 1900s: attended Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, Stati Uniti

• 1903 to 1907: attended Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Stati Uniti

• April 2, 1957: died.

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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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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Noël Sullivan (December 25, 1890 – September 15, 1956)

Noël Sullivan (1890-1956) lived at 2323 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. He was friend and patron of Ramon Novarro (1899-1968). Like Noël Sullivan, Novarro was both Roman Catholic and homosexual. Their friendship is recorded in letters written over a span of nearly 30 years. Eulah C. Pharr (1897-1989), African American domestic, was born on June 7, 1897. She worked as a housekeeper for Noel Sullivan and in that role became acquainted with many famous figures in the 1930s. Most of the noteworthy people whom she befriended were known for their work in the dramatic arts, music, and literature, as Sullivan was an influential patron of the fine arts. Pharr maintained a close friendship with Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes until his death in 1967. She died on November 18, 1989 in Los Angeles, California at age 92.


Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1890: born.

• 1940s: lived at 2323 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, Stati Uniti

• September 15, 1956: died. Buried at Carmelite Monastery, 1000 Lincoln St, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Stati Uniti

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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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Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 – November 21, 1999)

Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908 – 21 November 1999), was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant. Denis Charles Pratt was born in Sutton, Surrey, the fourth child of solicitor Spencer Charles Pratt (1871–1931) and former governess Frances Marion Pratt (née Phillips) (1873–1960); he changed his name to Quentin Crisp in his third decade after leaving home and cultivating his outlandishly effeminate appearance to a standard that both shocked contemporary Londoners and provoked homophobic attacks. By his own account, Crisp was effeminate in behaviour from an early age and found himself the object of teasing at Kingswood Preparatory School in Epsom, from where he won a scholarship to Denstone College, Uttoxeter, in 1922. After leaving school in 1926, Crisp studied journalism at King's College London, but failed to graduate in 1928, going on to take art classes at the Regent Street Polytechnic. In 1996 he was among the many people interviewed for The Celluloid Closet, a historical documentary on how Hollywood films have depicted homosexuality. In his third volume of memoirs, Resident Alien, published in the same year, Crisp stated that he was close to the end of his life, but in June of that year, he was one of the guest entertainers at the second Pride Scotland festival in Glasgow. Crisp was the subject of a play, Resident Alien, by Tim Fountain and starring his friend Bette Bourne in 1999. The play opened at the Bush Theatre in London and transferred to New York Theatre Workshop in 2001, where it won two Obies (for performance and design). It went on to win a Herald Angel (Best actor) at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002. Subsequent productions have been seen across the US and Australia. A film of the same name was released by Greycat Films in 1990.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1908: born at 52 Egmont Rd, Sutton SM2 5JN, Regno Unito

• 1920s: attended King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, Regno Unito

• 1922: attended Denstone College, Denstone, Uttoxeter ST14 5HN, Regno Unito

• 1980s: lived at Hotel Chelsea, 222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, Stati Uniti

• 1981: lived at 36 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10003, Stati Uniti

• November 21, 1999: died.

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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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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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