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It Happened Today: January 20

Antonio D’Amico & Gianni Versace: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4144369.html

Antonio D'Amico is a model and fashion designer. He is best known as the partner of Gianni Versace. D'Amico was born in Mesagne, Province of Brindisi, Italy, and later lived in Milan. He was hired as a part-time office executive for his first job. He met Versace in 1982 and eventually embarked on a long-term relationship that lasted 15 years, until Versace's murder in 1997. During that time, he worked as designer for the Versace Sport line. D'Amico now runs his own fashion design company.

Beatrice Lillie (May 29, 1894 – January 20, 1989): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3056562.html

Beatrice Lillie (May 29, 1894 – January 20, 1989) was an actress and comedic performer. "Many women prominent in New York theater, such as Beatrice Lillie, Jeanne Eagels, Tallulah Bankhead, and Libby Holman, established public reputations as sexually adventuruos women with both female and male partners. Their association with respectable Broadway theater gave them economic security as well as the social freedom to live their lives outside the cultural and sexual mainstream." Lillian Faderman

John Minton (December 25, 1917 - January 20, 1957): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1415900.html

John Minton was an English painter, illustrator and stage designer. He became a teacher in London, and at the same time maintained a consistently large output of works. In addition to landscapes, portraits and other paintings, he built up a reputation as an illustrator of books. In the mid-1950s, Minton found himself out of sympathy with the abstract trend that was then becoming fashionable, and felt increasingly sidelined. He suffered psychological problems and in 1957 committed suicide.

Lee Bantle: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/870276.html

Lee Bantle lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn in a sunny apartment where he does his writing. He set David Inside Out in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he grew up and went to college: In this thoughtful yet searing coming-of-age novel, Lee Bantle offers a raw, honest, and incredibly compelling account of a teenager who learns to accept himself for who he is. David Dahlgren's team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one of his teammates, Sean.

Matthew Bugg & Tobias Oliver: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4144751.html

Theatre Composer Matthew Bugg and Marketing Professional Tobias "Toby" Oliver have been together since 1994. They live in Sheffield with their beloved Dachshund, Georgie. They set up, with producer Keith Arrowsmith, a theatre company, Mr Bugg Presents. They took their current production, ‘Miss Nightingale – the burlesque musical’ on a 12 week tour of the UK on spring/summer 2013, including a stint in London’s West End and two shows at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre in July.

Randy Burns: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4145010.html

Randy Burns is a Northern Paiute and a member of the Pyramid Lake Indian Tribe. In 1975, along with the late Barbara Cameron, Burns founded Gay American Indians, an organization that serves the Gay and Lesbian Native American community. "At a very early age I was aware of being gay. It was very difficult to be open about my sexual preference living in an Indian reservation and being proud of my Paiute heritage. Now that I am out, I hope to be a positive role model for young Gay American Youths."

Reynolds Price (February 1, 1933 – January 20, 2011): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3426189.html

Oxford University and Britain—which had scarcely recovered from the severe demands of WWII—were places of enormous vitality for Reynolds Price. From spotting J.R.R. Tolkien on the street in Oxford to intimate dinners with W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender, Price was welcomed into the company of the most respected intellectual and artistic circles. Fully entrenched in the culture of his era, Price unfailingly makes clear the connections between his experience and the tradition of world literature.

Will Young (born January 20, 1979): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4144569.html

Will Young is an English singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol. His debut single "Anything Is Possible" was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. In March 2002, Young revealed that he is gay, pre-empting a tabloid newspaper that was preparing to out him. He also stated that he had never hidden it and was comfortable with his sexual orientation.

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