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It happened today: January 1

Andrew Holleran (born January 1, 1944): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1401351.html

Andrew Holleran is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer. He is a prominent novelist of post-Stonewall gay literature. In Grief, reeling from the death of his mother, an exhausted, lonely professor comes to our nation's capital to escape his previous life. What he finds there - in his handsome, solitary landlord; in the city's somber mood and sepulchral architecture; and in the strange and impassioned journals of Mary Todd Lincoln - shows him unexpected truths about America and loss.

Bruce King (1925 - January 1, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3414078.html

A dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Bruce King performed with Merce Cunningham from 1955 to 1958 and went on to choreograph independently for his own company in the 1970s. He served as an artist-in-residence at various universities and taught regularly at Adelphi University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He died from AIDS-related causes. He was with Viola Farber, Remy Charlip, Carolyn Brown, and Merce Cunningham in Cunningham's Nocturnes (1956).

Cat Cora (born January 1, 1968): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3989430.html

Cat Cora is a professional chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as co-host of Around the World in 80 Plates on Bravo. Cora has four sons – Zoran, Caje, Thatcher, and Nash. "We met 11 years ago (as of 2010) skiing in Lake Tahoe. It was on my birthday. We knew instantly. I never believed in that, but I knew right away that we were kindred spirits. We spent the next seven months together. We didn’t spend a day apart."

Cesar Romero (February 15, 1907 – January 1, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3413611.html

Cesar Romero played the Latin lover in countless films of the 1930s, ’40s, and '50s. His credits include The Thin Man, The Good Fairy, The Cisco Kid and the Lady, Tales of Manhattan, and Lust in the Dust. During the ’60s he appeared as the Joker in the TV show Batman. Romero was often engaged as an escort for actresses. As Barbara Stanwyck once said, "I just call good ol’ Butch Romero and he says rather reluctantly, ‘Well if you have to go, I’ll take you.’ He does that for all of us old broads.“

Dan Siminoski (born January 1, 1947): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3414371.html

Dan Siminoski was born in Los Angeles on January 1, 1947, to a progressive family. His interest in gay and lesbian civil rights led Siminoski to file a request with the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on October 22, 1982, for copies of all FBI Headquarters and field office records relating to the surveillance of gays and lesbians from 1950 to 1982. When the FBI failed to comply with the request fully and in a timely manner, Siminoski filed suit against the FBI.

E.M. Forster (January 1, 1879 – June 7, 1970): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2864259.html

E.M. Forster developed a long-term loving relationship with Bob Buckingham, a married policeman, whom he met in 1930. Buckingham was 28, Forster 51, when the two met. Bob's wife, May, became Foster's friend and nursemaid. Forster included the couple in his circle. Forster died of a stroke in Coventry on 7 June 1970 at the age of 91, at the home of the Buckinghams. "A happy ending was imperative" Forster writes in "Maurice"'s Terminal Notes, even though Maurice says: "All the world's against us"

Marie Louise Habets (January 1905 - May 1986): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3989623.html

Kathryn Hulme (July 6, 1900 - August 25, 1981) was an American author and memoirist most noted for her novel The Nun's Story. The book is often, mistakenly, understood to be semi-biographical. After the war, she spent six years in Germany as deputy director of United Nations Relief and Refugee Association field teams. While there, Hulme met and befriended Marie-Louise Habets, a Belgian nurse and former nun. From 1960 until her death, Hulme resided on the island of Kauai with Marie-Louise Habets.

George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3801103.html

Yabu Pushelberg is an international interior design firm, with studios in Toronto and SoHo, New York, founded in 1980 by Glenn Pushelberg & George Yabu. George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg received the Order of Canada for their contributions to design excellence internationally, in December, 2013. They were named by Town & Country magazine as two of the 101 People You Must Meet in 2011 and by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as the “Hot Interior Design Firm” of 2011.

Herb Donaldson: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3990516.html

Herb Donaldson was an openly gay San Francisco lawyer who gained national attention for his efforts to legally block San Francisco police from harassing attendees of a fund-raising ball for the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, an early homophile organization, on January 1, 1965. This event has been called the "San Francisco's Stonewall" by some historians; the participation of such prominent litigators marked a turning point in gay rights on the West Coast of the United States.

James Hormel (born January 1, 1933): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3413917.html

As heir to the Hormel Ham fortune, James Catherwood Hormel has supported numerous homosexual causes, including National Gay Rights Advocates and AIDS-related projects. He underwrote the run of Angels in America in San Francisco. He became the first openly gay man to represent the United States as an ambassador. Hormel has five children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He lives in San Francisco, California with his life partner since 2006, Michael P. Nguyen.

John Dorr (1944 - January 1, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3414591.html

John Dorr, founder of EZTV, was a Yale graduate who did his postgraduate studies in film at UCLA. He was a widely published film journalist and a noted scholar of D.W. Griffith. For years he was a reviewer for The Hollywood Reporter. With the advent of industrial video technology in the late 70s, Dorr saw a window opening on the future. Anticipating the desktop revolution, he foresaw a time when "films" could be made by independent artists without reliance on the studio system or heavy funding.

Katherine Ragsdale & Mally Lloyd: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3989829.html

Katherine Ragsdaleis an Episcopal Priest based in Massachusetts and president of Episcopal Divinity School. Before becoming dean she was director of Political Research Associates from May 2005 through June 2009. On January 1, 2011, she married Rev. Mally Lloyd at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. "The couple met on June 30, 2008, at the urging of a mutual friend," recounted the release. "At the time, Canon Lloyd, 57, said, ’We were both travelling a lot and so we would talk by phone."

Mary Ann Willson & Sarah Brundage: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3990160.html

Mary Ann Willson was unknown until 1943, when a New York art gallery discovered a portfolio of her drawings. She is now regarded as one of the earliest American watercolorists. Willson and a Miss Brundage moved to Greenville, New York, in about 1810. The two women pioneers built a log cabin, and while Brundage farmed the land, Willson painted pictures that she sold to nearby farmers. At the death of Brundage, Willson is said to have been inconsolable and to have disappeared shortly afterward.

Neil Bartlett (born January 1, 1958): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1402000.html

Neil Vivian Bartlett, OBE, (born 1958) is an award-winning British director, performer, translator, and writer. He is the author of: Who Was That Man: A Present for Mr. Oscar Wilde (1988), Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall (1992), Mr. Clive and Mr. Page (1996), Skin Lane (2007), "When the Time Comes; or, the Case of the Man Who Didn't Know" (short story). Who Was That Man shows how the gay history of London in the 1890s affects Bartlett's life as a gay man in London in the 1980s.

Richard Amory (October 18, 1927 – January 1, 1981): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2521894.html

I found Song of the Loon by Amory on a list of recommended titles from the history of gay lit. Published in 1966, this book was considered very daring and ahead of its time. It is not great literature, but it is an idyllic, almost innocent, if lusty frontier romance, in which 19th century outdoorsman Ephraim MacIver travels and makes sweet, sweaty man love across the American frontier. It's incredibly romantic. If Walt Whitman had written a novel, it might have been like this. --Lynn Flewelling

Stephen Harvey (1949 - January 1, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3414919.html

Stephen Harvey (1949 - January 1, 1993) was an associate curator of film at the New York City's Museum of Modern Art and author of Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Harvey had organized major retrospectives and programs on such film figures as Vincente Minnelli, Vittorio de Sica and Joseph Mankiewicz. His book, "Directed by Vincente Minnelli," published in 1990 by HarperCollins, is widely considered the definitive study of Mr. Minnelli and the MGM studio system of his time.

Thomas Keith (born January 1): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3990562.html

Thomas Keith has edited the poetry of Tom Crawford, Miriam Sagan, Jimmy Santiago Baca, and Dylan Thomas, and over a dozen titles by Tennessee Williams. Love Christopher Street won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Non Fiction, 1st place. Representing some of the most talented writers at work today, the 26 original essays in Love, Christopher Street encompass revealing, intense, profound, funny, personal, and queer reflections that span forty years of GLBT life in New York City.

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