Born as Jill Crowe in London, England in 1929, the only child of Olive Marjorie Crowe (born 1901), an American nurse, and Cyril F. Johnston (1884-1950), a British bellfounder and clockmaker whose family firm, Gillett & Johnston, created the carillon of Riverside Church in New York City. Her parents, who never married, separated when their daughter was an infant, and Johnston's mother took her to Little Neck, Long Island, New York, where she was raised.
After attending college in Massachusetts and Minnesota, Johnston received an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina.
In 1958 Johnston married Richard John Lanham, whom she divorced in 1964. They had two children, a son, Richard Renault Lanham, and a daughter, Winifred Brook Lanham.
In 1993, in Odense, Denmark, she married Ingrid Nyeboe. The couple married again, in Connecticut, in 2009. After being widowed in 2010, Ingrid Nyeboe married Louise Fishman, on June 22, 2012.
Louise Fishman & Ingrid Nyeboe (Photo: Dixie Sheridan, Copyright 2012 The New York Times Company)
Jill Johnston (1929 – 2010) was an American feminist author and cultural critic who wrote Lesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. In 1993, in Odense, Denmark, she married Ingrid Nyeboe. The couple married again, in Connecticut, in 2009. After being widowed in 2010, Ingrid Nyeboe married Louise Fishman, on June 22, 2012. Johnston was described by one critic as "part Gertrude Stein, part E. E. Cummings, with a dash of Jack Kerouac thrown for good measure,"
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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Johnston & http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/fashion/weddings/louise-fishman-ingrid-nyeboe-weddings.html?_r=0
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