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It Happened Today: January 19

Luke Macfarlane (born January 19, 1980): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4143058.html

Luke Macfarlane is a Canadian actor and musician. Macfarlane came out as gay during an interview on April 15, 2008. After Wentworth Miller, came out as gay in an open letter addressed to Russia declining an invitation over that nation’s anti-gay law, Luke Mcfarlane is now making headlines as his rumored boyfriend. Miller and Macfarlane have been linked together since 2007 after Perez Hilton forcibly outed Wentworth and then said the two were dating according to a "reliable source."

Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3425173.html

With one of the most beautiful faces ever to appear in films, Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000) was a sophisticated, highly intelligent woman who shares a patent for the invention of "frequency hopping spread spectrum" the technology that later made cellular telephones practical. Her autobiogaphy, Ecstasy and Me, was remarkably frank when it was published in 1966. She described her strong attraction to other women and detailed numerous sexual encounters with women as well as men.

Jay Michaelson (born 1971): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4143502.html

Dr. Jay Michaelson is a writer, teacher, and scholar in the USA. God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality is Michaelson's fourth book; it argues that the preponderance of Christian and Jewish values support, rather than oppose, full equality for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons. It was a finalist for a 2012 Lambda Literary Award. Michaelson is a contributing editor to The Forward, associate editor of Religion Dispatches, and a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Jerry Blatt (1942 - January 19, 1989): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3425441.html

Jerry Blatt, a composer and lyricist who had collaborated with Bette Midler, died on January 19, 1989, in Amsterdam. He was 47 years old. "He had an unerring sense of how a certain piece of music could touch people, and his standards of performance were extremely high," Ms. Midler said. "Everyone who worked with him adored him." Mr. Blatt was a writer and director on five national tours and one world tour by Ms. Midler. He first collaborated with her in 1975 in "Clams on the Half Shell Revue."

Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric Allman: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4142715.html

Eric Allman is an American computer programmer who developed sendmail. In 1998, Allman co-founded the company Sendmail, Inc. Allman lives in Berkeley, California with his partner of more than 30 years, Marshall Kirk McKusick. McKusick is a lead developer of BSD; the two first met in graduate school. "There is some sort of perverse pleasure in knowing that it's basically impossible to send a piece of hate mail through the Internet without its being touched by a gay program. That's kind of funny.”

Matthew Stadler (born January 19, 1959): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3055692.html

Matthew Stadler is a writer and editor who lives in Portland, Oregon. He has written four novels and received several awards and fellowships in recognition of his work. More recently, he has compiled four anthologies about literature, city life and public life. His essays have been published in magazines and museum catalogs around the world, and focus on architecture, urban planning and the problem of sprawl. "Sprawl is the disappearance of an idea," Stadler writes in Where We Live Now.

Natalie Cook & Sarah Maxwell: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4143134.html

Natalie Cook is an Australian professional beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medallist. Cook currently resides in Brisbane and is married to fellow beach volleyballer Sarah Maxwell. They exchanged vows in an intimate New Zealand ceremony on November 2008, and then enjoyed an extended honeymoon on Queensland's Hamilton Island. They decided on a Celtic hand-fastening ritual for the commitment ceremony and the couple exchanged necklaces handed down by their mothers instead of rings.

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