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It Happened Today: January 16

Denis O'Hare & Hugo Redwood: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4135607.html

Denis O'Hare is an American actor noted for his performances in Take Me Out and Sweet Charity as well as the show True Blood. O'Hare is married to Hugo Redwood and the couple have a son. "We got married because we could," Redwood explained. "A lot of the impetus for doing it was because, if we weren’t married, then we’d have to go through two rounds of adoption. I would be Declan’s father, and then Denis would have to adopt him. This way, it’s neat and clean. Now I’m a married man with child."

Arnold Aletrino (April 1, 1858 - January 16, 1916): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1413202.html

Arnold Aletrino (1858-1916) was a Dutch criminal anthropologist and writer, who published works on homosexuality in Dutch and French. He was a member of the Tachtigers, a group of young and revolutionary Dutch authors, who despised the pious poetry and prose of the mid-19 century Dutch Victorian writers. He claimed that homosexuality could occur in perfectly normal and healthy individuals. In later works he campaigned against the legal intolerance and prohibition of homosexuality in Europe.

David Thomas Lord: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4136871.html

David Thomas Lord is the author of the vampire novel Bound In Blood, a Lambda Literary Award finalist: a gloriously haunting vampire novel set in the glittering world of elite New York; in Claude, Jack glimpses the innocence he has lost - an innocence that gives new meaning to his life lived in darkness. In 2006, he released the sequel, Bound In Flesh, and "The Secrets of the Fey", both nominees for the Lambda and the Spectrum Awards. He is currently working on his first non-horror novel.

Derek Anson Jones (1962 - January 17, 2000): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4135607.html

In 1994 Denis O'Hare met Derek Anson Jones. He was the 1999 nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play with Wit: a close friend of Margaret Edson, Derek Anson Jones, was eventually able to convince the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, to produce the play. Jones had told O’Hare he was H.I.V. positive 2 weeks after they met. “I thought about it and decided you don’t get to pick who you love,” said O’Hare. Jones died on January 17, 2000.

George Kelly & William Weagley: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3672044.html

George Kelly was an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He became best known for his satiric comedies. George Kelly maintained a 55-year relationship with his William Weagley up until his death and was often referred to as his valet. That Kelly was gay was a closely guarded secret and went unacknowledged by his family to the point of not inviting Weagley to his funeral; he instead slipped in and sat on a back seat, weeping quietly and completely ignored. He died a year later.

Jeffrey Williams (born January 16, 1984): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4135856.html

Jeffrey Williams (born January 16, 1984 in Seattle, Washington), is a fashion designer who won the second season of Bravo network's Project Runway spinoff, The Fashion Show. He won as The Ultimate Designer, beating eleven other contestants. On the series finale, he was highly praised by the show's judges Iman, and Mary J. Blige, who described this work as very unique and of high value. Since the ending of the show, he has gained confidence to venture into other projects and ideas.

Julie Anne Peters & Sherri Leggett: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4136049.html

Julie Anne Peters is an American author of young adult fiction. Peters has published 20 works, mostly novels, geared toward children and adolescents, many of which deal with LGBT issues. In addition to the USA, Peters's books have been published in numerous foreign countries. Peters began her writing career with the publication of The Stinky Sneakers Contest, illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith, in 1992, and Risky Friends in 1993. Peters lives with her partner, Sherri Leggett, in Lakewood, Colorado.

Mike Furey & Dalton Flint: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4136429.html

Dangerous Muse is an American electronic rock project led by Mike Furey. When Furey met Dalton Flint, the photographer didn't get a picture, but got the guy: "I was planning on doing a shoot for my friend’s art publication. I asked my friend, a stylist, if he knew of anyone who’d be good for it, and he said I should ask Mike. He said no, but it was definitely a conversation starter between us. We kept talking and met up for a drunken escapade at a bar and then went to a show afterward." –Dalton

Stephen M. Kritsick & Art Campbell: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4136651.html

Dr. S.M. Kritsick was a regular on the TV program Good Morning America, where he provided advice and information about pet care. He was known as the “veterinarian to the stars.” His TV career began in 1978 and included nine years on Romper Room and CNN. Kritsick died of AIDS-related illness in 1994 and was survived by his companion of 3 years, civil engineer Art Campbell. He was the author of two books, "Dr Kritsick's Tender Loving Cat Care" and "Creature Comforts: The Adventures of a City Vet."

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( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 16th, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
I love these posts. I learn so much and get to remember those I've admired and already been aware of.
Jan. 16th, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
they are a mix of happy and sad, but that is life, right?
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