Ariel Tachna lives in Houston with her husband, her daughter and son, and their cat. Before moving there, she traveled all over the world, having fallen in love with both France, where she found her husband, and India, where she dreams of retiring some day. She’s bilingual with snippets of 4 other languages to her credit, and is as in love with languages as she is with writing. Conflict in Blood won a 2009 Rainbow Awards as Best LGBT Paranormal / Horror, 1st place, and Best Gay Novel, 2nd place.
Charles Nelson Reilly & Patrick Hughes III: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3617001.html
Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007) was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television, cartoons, and game show panelist. Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly's domestic partner; the two met backstage in 1980 while Reilly appeared on the game show Battlestars. They soon moved together into Reilly's Beverly Hills home, where the two lived a quietly open life.
Edgar Vos & Geert Eijsbouts: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4129912.html
Edgar Vos was a Dutch fashion designer. Vos was born in Makassar in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1931. He studied fashion at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He started a chain of fifteen boutique clothing stores known as Edgar Vos Boutiques. Vos died of a heart attack while holidaying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a day after being admitted to a hospital suffering from what is suspected to have been pneumonia. He is survived by his partner, Geert Eijsbouts.
Edmund White & Michael Carroll: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1411697.html
Edmund Valentine White III (born January 13, 1940) is an American author and literary critic. He is a member of the faculty of Princeton University's Program in Creative Writing. Since 1995 he has lived with his partner Michael Carroll (born 1965), a writer; despite this relationship White has strongly mixed feelings on the subject of gay marriage. In The Married Man, Austin Smith is pushing fifty, loveless and drifting, until one day he meets Julien, a much younger, married Frenchman.
Hudson Taylor (born January 13, 1987): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4130274.html
Hudson Taylor is the founder and executive director of Athlete Ally, a wrestling coach at Columbia University and a prominent straight ally and civil rights activist of LGBT rights. In April 2012, Taylor was named University of Maryland Alumnus of the Year for the school of Undergraduate Studies for his work as an LGBT rights activist. Taylor was honored by the Hetrick Martin Institute with an Emery Award in November 2013 along with Chelsea Clinton, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Fallon Fox.
Josh Lanyon (born January 13): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/565055.html
Josh Lanyon is an American writer of LGBT mystery and adventure fiction, usually with a strong romantic subplot. Lanyon's first novel, Fatal Shadows, was published in 2000 through the indie publisher Gay Men's Press: One sunny morning Los Angeles bookseller and aspiring mystery author Adrien English opens his front door to murder. His old high school buddy (and employee) has been found stabbed to death in a back alley following a loud and very public argument with Adrien the previous evening.
Kevin McClatchy & Jack Basilone: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4130496.html
Kevin McClatchy is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. He led a group of investors that purchased the team in 1996, and served as the team's CEO and lead owner until 2007, when McClatchy and Nutting hired Frank Coonelly to become CEO. On September 22, 2012, McClatchy came out as gay in an interview with Frank Bruni of The New York Times. As of 2013, McClatchy continues to live in the Pittsburgh suburb of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, with his partner since 2008, Jack Basilone.
Matthew Bourne & Arthur Pita: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4130758.html
Matthew Bourne is an English choreographer. His work includes contemporary dance and dance theatre. He has received multiple awards and award nominations, including the Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award, and he has also received several Honorary Doctorates of Arts from UK universities. He had a seven-year relationship with David Manners, who worked for Bourne’s dance company, AMP. In 1995 Bourne began a long-term relationship with Arthur Pita, a principal dancer with AMP.
Penelope Friday (born January 13): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4131703.html
Penelope Friday hates writing bios because she never quite knows how to describe the eclectic mixture of things she writes about. Her particular strengths are erotic fiction (of all sexualities) and articles on disability issues - but she also writes science fiction, romantic stories, articles on the Regency Period, articles on writing and a lot more besides. Thrace won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best Bisexual / Transgender Sci-fi/Paranormal/Fantasy, 2nd place.
Ralph Sylvester & Stathis Orphanos: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4131019.html
Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, booksellers and publishers operating as Sylvester & Orphanos, are partners in life as well as in business. They are best known for their beautiful, meticulously executed books, which are avidly collected by lovers of fine printing. Sylvester and Orphanos met in 1960 in Los Angeles, where they continue to live. They now reside below the Hollywood sign in the Beachwood Canyon area of the city and also own a home in San Marcos, California.
Sibilla Aleramo & Lina Poletti: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4131272.html
Sibilla Aleramo was an Italian author best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy. In 1908 she met Cordula "Lina" Poletti at a women's congress, and their one-year lesbian relationship was recounted in the novel Il passaggio. In 1909 Eleonora Duse retired from acting, and near to that same time she met and became involved in a lesbian affair with Lina Poletti. The two lived together in Florence, Italy for two years before ending the relationship.
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