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It Happened Today: January 12

Dylan Rosser (born January 12): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4128173.html

Dylan Rosser has been photographing the male nude for more than a decade. He has just recently has moved to Ibiza, but has often shoot in NYC and Los Angeles. Dylan Rosser is one of the most renowned photographers of erotic male images. His works touch us because of the sensibility of his view and the clearness of his compositions. In Full Frontal, Bruno Gmunder showcases Rosser's best work in recent years. Other bestselling books by Dylan Rosser include X-Posed and Naked.

Edith Emma Cooper & Katherine Harris Bradley: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1648122.html

Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse drama of Katherine Harris Bradley (27 October 1846 - 26 September 1914) and her niece and ward Edith Emma Cooper (12 January 1862 - 13 December 1913). From the late 1870s, when Edith was at University College, Bristol, they agreed to live together and were, over the next 40 years, lesbian lovers, and co-authors. They had financial independence: Bradley's father Charles Bradley had been in the tobacco industry in Birmingham.

Henry Gauthier-Villars (August 8, 1859 - January 12, 1931): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1410743.html

Henry Gauthier-Villars (1859-1931) or Willy, was a French fin-de-siecle writer and music critic who is today mostly known as the mentor and bisexual first husband of Colette. The marriage to Colette lasted until 1910, although in the years prior they were already separated. While Willy made a lot of money, he squandered it with ease on women and gambling and was facing bankruptcy. Willy died on 12 January 1931 in Paris. 3000 mourners followed his casket to the Montparnasse cemetery.

Joel Derfner (born January 12, 1973): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4128810.html

Joel Derfner (born January 12, 1973) graduated from Harvard with a degree in linguistics. His work for the musical theater has been produced in London, New York, and various cities in between. In an attempt to become the gayest person ever, he took up knitting and got a job as a step aerobics instructor. Irresistible and irreverent, Gay Haiku is a collection of one hundred and ten witty and wicked short poems capturing the many dating disasters of first-time author Joel Derfner.

Long John Baldry & Oz Rexach: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3732370.html

Long John Baldry was an English and Canadian blues singer and a voice actor. It Ain't Easy was one of Baldry's biggest successes. The opener, "Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock 'n' Roll" was inspired by his arrest for busking. In 1978 Baldry moved to New York: dressed in leather, out on the town, he met the man he would spend the rest of his life with: Felix "Oz" Rexach, a charming, chatty, flamboyant Puerto Rican immigrant who frequented Studio 54. Baldry died in 2005.

Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1410847.html

Lorraine Hansberry was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. A Raisin in the Sun was inspired by her family's legal battle against racially segregated housing laws in the Washington Park Subdivision of the South Side of Chicago. Hansberry contributed to the understanding of abortion, discrimination, and Africa. She joined the Daughters of Bilitis and contributed letters to their magazine, The Ladder, in 1957 that addressed feminism and homophobia.

Nobuko Yoshiya & Monma Chiyo: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3724184.html

Nobuko Yoshiya was a Japanese novelist active in Taishō and Showa period of Japan. On January 1923, Yoshiya met Monma Chiyo, a mathematics teacher at girls' school in Tokyo. They would go on to have a same-sex relationship for over 52 years. Unlike many Japanese public persona, she was not reticent about revealing details of her personal life through photographs, personal essays and magazine interviews. In 1926, they established a collaborative working relationship of author and secretary.

Paul Mariah (1938 - January 12, 1996): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3052205.html

Paul Mariah was a pioneer of the gay literary scene in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s. Mariah issued bilingual editions of Jean Cocteau and Jean Genet, and revived interest in the work of Robert Ingersoll, the 19th century prison reformer and social critic. His own poetry appeared in two collections, "Personae Non Gratae" in 1971 and "This Light Will Spread" in 1978. Mariah was also prominent in the movement for prisoners' rights. He died of pneumonia January 12. He was 58.

Tony Bonifant (1952 - January 12, 1995): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4127807.html

Bruce E. ("Tony") Bonifant (ca. 1952, Washington, DC - January 12, 1995, Washington, DC) was a Singer/Songwriter, Hairdresser, and AIDS Activist. Bonifant was a fundraiser for the Whitman Walker Clinic, and participated in a Georgetown Family Center study on the signficance of relationships in managing AIDS for long-term survivors. He also founded a support group for long-term AIDS patients. Bruce Bonifant died of AIDS in Washington, DC at the age of 43 on January 12, 1995.

Wade Kelly (January 12): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4128571.html

Wade Kelly lives in conservative, small-town America. My Roommate's a Jock won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Romantic Comedy, 3rd place: Cole Reid has been a social recluse since he was 15, when he was outed by his high school baseball team. Since then, his obsessive-compulsive behavior and sarcastic nature have driven away most of the population, and everyone else hates him because he's gay. As he sees it, he's bound to repulse any prospective friends, let alone boyfriends, so why bother?

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