December 26th, 2017

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David Van Leer (December 26, 1949 – April 3, 2013)

Robert Miles Parker was an artist and San Diego preservationist whose whimsical ink drawings of Manhattan facades included 30 Broadway theaters in his cityscape book Upper West Side. In 1984, he met David Van Leer, a tenured professor, University of California at Davis, and author of The Queening of America. Moving to New York City, continuing careers, the dedicated couple lived bi-coastally: Van Leer commuting weekly from California for 28 years to care for Parker who had AIDS. Fifty weeks after Parker, the grieving Van Leer died. Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO) is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the historic architecture and landmarks around the San Diego, California area.  Robert Miles Parker founded the organization in 1969 in San Diego, California. –Jack Fritscher

Timeline & Places:

• December 26, 1949: born.

• 1980s to 2013: taught at University of California at Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, Stati Uniti

• April 3, 2013: died.

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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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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E. Otis Charles (April 24, 1926 – December 26, 2013)

Edgar Otis Charles was the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Charles was married for 42 years and had five children. After his retirement in 1993, Charles publicly came out as gay, the first Christian bishop ever to take such a step. Soon after he and his wife divorced. He relocated to San Francisco, where he helped to found the California branch of the Oasis Commission. He married Dr. Felipe Sanchez-Paris on September 29, 2008. Dr. Sanchez-Paris was a graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  He served on the faculty of a number of universities, retiring in 2000 after 18 years as a Professor of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Bakersfield. The two appear in the documentary film Love Free or Die, testifying about a resolution directing the Episcopal Church to create a provisional rite for the blessing of same-gender relationships at its General Convention in Anaheim, Ca, in 2009. The couple met in 2001, and have been members of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco and involved with OASIS California, the diocesan LGBT ministry. They had a Commitment Ceremony held at St. Gregory of Nissa in 2004. Bishop E. Otis Charles died less than 5 months after his partner, on December 26, 2013, in San Francisco, California.

Timeline & Places:

• April 24, 1926: born.

• December 26, 2013: died. Buried at St Mark, 231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Felipe Sanchez-Paris (1941 - July 31, 2013)

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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Lennox Berkeley (May 12, 1903 – December 26, 1989)

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (12 May 1903 – 26 December 1989) was an English composer. In 1927, he went to Paris to study music with Nadia Boulanger, and there he became acquainted with Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger and Albert Roussel. Berkeley also studied with Maurice Ravel, often cited as a key influence in Berkeley's technical development as a composer. In 1936 he met Benjamin Britten, another old boy of Gresham's School, at the ISCM Festival in Barcelona. Berkeley fell in love with Britten, who appears to have been wary of entering a relationship, writing in his diary, "we have come to an agreement on that subject." Nevertheless, the two composers shared a house for a year, living in the Old Mill at Snape, Suffolk, which Britten had acquired in July 1937. They subsequently enjoyed a long friendship and artistic association, collaborating on a number of works; these included the suite of Catalan dances titled Mont Juic, and Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (the latter also with four other composers).

Timeline & Places:

• May 12, 1903: born.

• 1910s: attended Dragon School, Bardwell Rd, Oxford OX2 6SS, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended Greshams School, Cromer Rd, Holt NR25 6EA, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, Regno Unito

• 1937: lived at Old Mill, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SH, Regno Unito, sharing with Benjamin Britten

• 1947 to 1989: lived at 8 Warwick Ave, London W9 1AB, Regno Unito

• December 26, 1989: died. Buried at St Peter and St Paul, Yattendon, Thatcham RG18 0UG, Regno Unito

References:

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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Liane de Pougy (July 2, 1869 – December 26, 1950)

Liane de Pougy was a Folies Bergères dancer renowned as one of Paris's most beautiful and notorious courtesans. Her lesbian affair with writer Natalie Clifford Barney is recorded in her novel Idylle Saphique (1901). In 1899, after seeing de Pougy at a dance hall in Paris, Barney presented herself at de Pougy's residence in a page costume and announced that she was a "page of love" sent by Sappho. Although de Pougy was one of the most famous women in France at the time, constantly sought after by wealthy and titled men, Barney's audacity charmed and seduced her. The two were said to have had deep feelings for each other for the remainder of their lives. One of Barney’s most compelling works, Amants féminins ou la troisième (1926) is based on a tumultuous three-way love affair between Barney, Italian baroness Mimi Franchetti (one of Renata Borgatti’s lovers), and de Pougy. Liane married two time, at 16 with a naval officer, Armand Pourpe (one son, Marc Pourpe), and in 1910 with Prince Georges Ghika. Her son's death as an aviator in WWI turned her towards religion and she became a tertiary of the Order of Saint Dominic as Sister Anne-Mary.

Timeline & Places:

• July 2, 1869: born.

• December 26, 1950: died. Buried at Collège Champittet, Chemin de Champittet 1, 1009 Pully, Svizzera

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Nigel Hawthorne (April 5, 1929 - December 26, 2001)

Nigel Hawthorne (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was one of Britain’s favorite comic actors. He starred in the hilarious BBC TV show Yes, Minister as the bureaucratic Sir Humphrey Appleby, the real power behind the Prime Minister’s cabinet. He won the London Drama Critics Award and an Olivier Award in 1992 for his performance in the original stage version of Shadowlands, in the role of C.S. Lewis. In 1995 Hawthorne became the first openly gay man nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (unless you count John Gielgud in 1964). Hawthorne’s portrayal of George III in The Madness of King George heralded the beginning of a new career for him as a dramatic actor. He appeared with Ian McKellen in Richard III. An intensely private person, he was upset at having been involuntarily "outed" as gay in 1995 in the publicity surrounding the Academy Awards, but he did attend the ceremony with his long-time partner Trevor Bentham, speaking openly about being gay in interviews and his autobiography, Straight Face, which was published posthumously. Hawthorne was in a committed relationship for 22 years, sharing a farmhouse with screenwriter Trevor Bentham, who accompanied him to the Oscar ceremonies. They met in 1968 when Bentham was stage-managing the Royal Court Theatre. From 1979 until Hawthorne's death in 2001, they lived together in Radwell near Stotfold in Hertfordshire, England. The two of them became fund raisers for the North Hertfordshire hospice and other local charities. Hawthorne had several operations for pancreatic cancer, although his immediate cause of death was from a heart attack, aged 72. He was survived by his partner, Trevor Bentham, and buried at the Parish Church of Thundridge near Ware, Hertfordshire.

Timeline & Places:

• April 5, 1929: born.

• December 26, 2001: died. Buried at St Mary, Cambridge Rd, Thundridge, Ware SG12 0SU, Regno Unito

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Thomas Gray (December 26, 1716 - July 31, 1771)

At ten years old, Horace Walpole was sent to Eton College, where he became part of the "Quadruple Alliance" of sensitive literary friends, which included Thomas Gray, who was to become the most popular poet of the century, Richard West and Thomas Ashton. Gray was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, published in 1751. Walpole and Gray remained friends throughout the latter's life, and Walpole continued to champion his poetry and defend him personally in the many years he survived him. When Walpole decided to go travelling on the “Grand Tour” with Gray, he wrote a will whereby he left Gray all his belongings. In Europe the two had a bitter falling out that took years to put behind them. In later life, Walpole admitted that the fault lay primarily with himself: "to have been inattentive and insensible to the feelings of one I thought below me.”

Timeline & Places:

• December 26, 1716: born at 39 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, Regno Unito

• 1730s: attended Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW, Regno Unito

• 1734: attended University Of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2, Regno Unito

• July 31, 1771: died. Buried at St Giles, Stoke Poges, Slough SL2, Regno Unito. Memorial at Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, Regno Unito

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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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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William Haines (January 2, 1900 – December 26, 1973)

William Haines was an American film actor and interior designer. On a trip to New York in 1926, Haines met James "Jimmie" Shields, probably as a pick-up on the street. Haines convinced Shields to move to Los Angeles, promising to get him work as an extra. In 1933, Haines was asked to choose between a sham marriage and his relationship with Shields. Haines chose Shields. Haines and Shields remained together for the rest of their lives. Haines died from lung cancer; soon afterward Shields, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, put on Haines' pajamas, took an overdose of pills, and crawled into their bed to die. They were interred side by side in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. Joan Crawford, with whom the two men maintained a lifelong friendship, called them "the happiest married couple in Hollywood."

Timeline & Places:

• January 2, 1900: born.

• 1926: built 1712 N Stanley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

• 1930s: lived at 651 Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Stati Uniti

• 1944 to 1973: lived at 601 Lorna Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA, sharing with Jimmie Shields

• 1963: decorated Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, Stati Uniti

• December 26, 1973: died. Buried at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, 1847 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Jimmie Shields (May 24, 1905 - March 5, 1974)

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 California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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