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It Happened Today: January 27

Alan G. Rogers (September 21, 1967 – January 27, 2008): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4155661.html

Alan Greg Rogers (died on January 27, 2008) was an ordained pastor, a U.S. Army Major and Intelligence Officer, a civil rights activist in the gay, lesbian and bisexual military community and the first known gay combat fatality of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The subsequent coverage of his death in the media sparked a debate over the effect of the military's "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" (DADT) policy and what information should be included in the biography of a gay military person killed in action.

Alain Daniélou & Raymond Burnier: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4155438.html

Alain Daniélou was a French historian a noted Western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism. He and his partner, Swiss photographer Raymond Burnier, whom he met in the early '30s, first went to India in 1932, and they were fascinated with the art and culture of the nation. Daniélou and Burnier were among the first Westerners to visit India's famed erotic temples in the village of Khajuraho and Burnier's stunning photographs of the ancient temple complex launched the site internationally.

Alan Cumming & Grant Shaffer: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3435504.html

Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, singer, writer, director, producer and author. Cumming lives in New York City with his husband, graphic artist Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Honey and Leon. The couple dated for two years before entering into a civil partnership at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, on January 7, 2007. Cumming and Shaffer remarried in New York on January 7, 2012, the fifth anniversary of their London union.

Art Bauman (1940 - January 27, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3435681.html

Art Bauman was a dancer and choreographer who helped to found the Dance Theater Workshop. He died on 27 January 1993, at Tisch Hospital in Manhattan. He died of AIDS, said William Singer, his companion. Bauman created many of his early dances for Dance Theater Workshop, an informal loft theater when he founded it in 1965 with Jeff Duncan and Jack Moore, both of whom have since died. The organization, which he helped to direct until 1975, later became one of the city's major dance institutions.

Ethan Mordden (born January 27, 1949): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3062214.html

Ethan Mordden is an American author. After a hiatus of eight years, Ethan Mordden returned in 2006 to the fictional universe for which he is most beloved in this latest, possibly last, volume in his much lauded "Buddies" cycle. Following the exploits of his best-loved characters -- Dennis Savage, J. (who was once Little Kiwi), Carlo, the slowly maturing 'elf-child' Cosgrove, and narrator Bud - as he lays bare the changed emotional landscape of the city within a city that is Gay Manhattan.

J.D. Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3435125.html

Jerome David "J.D." Salinger was an American writer. Seymour: An Introduction was originally published in The New Yorker. As the title suggests, the story represents an attempt by Buddy Glass to introduce the reader to his brother Seymour, who had committed suicide in 1948. In the novella someone "seriously considers Mrs. Fedder's remark that Seymour is a "latent homosexual" [p.36), since he has never attempted to seduce Muriel, and that he is ""basically afraid of marriage" [p.36)."

Michael Weltmann (February 28, 1949 - January 27, 1992): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3435981.html

Michael Weltmann's major work began when he became involved with the International Gay Association (ILGA) in 1978. Through his involvement with ILGA he addressed issues ranging from health to international human rights. As co-chair and founder of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center ILGA Committee in NYC, Weltmann obtained Department of Public Information status for ILGA within the United Nations. He also brought the first openly gay delegation to the U.N. on World AIDS Day of 1991.

Norman McLaren & Guy Glover: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4156034.html

Norman McLaren (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada. He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn on film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound. His longtime companion was NFB director Guy Glover (November 5, 1910 - May 17, 1988), whom he met at the ballet in London in 1937. They were together until McLaren’s death.

Robert Christian (December 27, 1939 - January 27, 1983): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4156319.html

Robert Christian was born in Los Angeles on December 27, 1939. He died of AIDS-related complications on January 27, 1983 in NYC at age 43. Christian had roles on ALL MY CHILDREN and SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, but his biggest soap role was on ANOTHER WORLD. His many film credits include Bustin' Loose and ...And Justice for All, which also starred daytime legend Larry Bryggman. In Justice, Christian had a memorable role as a drag queen named Ralph that Al Pacino's lawyer character is defending.

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