Cat published the first 2 books of Captive Prince as an online serial (it’s still live), and she self-published them as electronic and paper books: Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere.
Carlton T. Jones (1959 - January 18, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3437943.html
Carlton T. Jones was the Rainbow Tribe Founder and Artistic Director. A dancer and choreographer, Carlton T. Jones began his dance training in New York City at the Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey schools, after which he danced on Broadway and in Los Angeles and choreographed for television and film. The dance company emerged onto the scene at the Boston Dance Festival Showcase in 1992. Jones’ life was claimed by AIDS in 1993 but his vision for Rainbow Tribe lives on.
Clark Tippet (October 5, 1954 – January 28, 1992): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3437458.html
Clark Tippet (died January 28, 1992 in Parsons, Kansas) was a danseur and choreographer. He was a member of the American Ballet Theatre company in New York City. Among other roles, he was the male Spanish Dancer in Mikhail Baryshnikov's production of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. The production was first televised in 1977. In 1986, he choreographed his first piece, Enough Said, for ABT. After Tippet's death, the company presented a memorial service at the Joyce Theater.
Gary Clare (1962 - January 28, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3437631.html
Gary Clare was director of creative development at Thirteen/WNET. Mr. Clare supervised "Great Performances," the performing-arts series produced by WNET for PBS. Among the programs he worked on were "Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall," "Gregory Hines's Tap Dance in America" and "In the Wings: Angels in America." He also helped develop "In the Spotlight," a series of pop music specials, and "Theater in America," a documentary series on the history of the American theater.
J.M. Snyder (born January 28): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4157561.html
A multi-published author of gay erotic/romantic fiction, J.M. Snyder began writing boyband slash before turning to self-publishing. She has worked with several different e-publishers, including Amber Allure Press, Aspen Mountain Press, eXcessica Publishing, and Torquere Press. In 2010, Snyder created JMS Books LLC to promote and publish her own work as well as that of other authors she enjoys. A Cowboy's Heart won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Bisexual/Transgender Historical, 3rd place.
Jerry Mills (February 26, 1951 - January 28, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1423175.html
Jerry Mills was a gay cartoonist, known for his creation of the "Poppers" comic strip. The strip told of the adventures of Billy, a West Hollywood muscleboy, and his sidekick Yves, a big-hearted nebbish who offered good advice and caution (usually unheeded) for his glamorous friend. Yves always went along for the ride with Billy, commenting on the action, a function he took over from a witty crab louse that lived on Billy's pubic hair, when it was phased out after the first few strips.
Paul Reed (May 28, 1956 - January 28, 2002): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2786381.html
Published in 1984, Facing It by Paul Reed was acclaimed by Rita Mae Brown and others as the first AIDS novel. Longing, the tale of a young man's search for love in San Francisco's gay community, was praised by the New York Times for its evocative style. Vertical Intercourse, his final novel, deals with aging and loss in the gay male community and was praised by media ranging from Publishers Weekly to the Bay Area Reporter and Frontiers, to The Stranger, Seattle's weekly alternative newspaper.
Shirley Tan & Jay Mercado: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4157060.html
Shirley Tan is a Philippine-American gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender activist who actively promotes gay and lesbian immigration rights in the United States. She studied in the United States and moved to California in 1986, when she overstayed her tourist visa to be with Jay Mercado, an American citizen. The couple is still living together today, and they entered into a domestic partnership under California law in 2004. Tan gave birth to twins in 1996 and applied for asylum in 1995.
Wade Nichols (October 28, 1946 – January 28, 1985): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3438086.html
Dennis Posa, aka Dennis Parker, aka Wade Nichols (October 28, 1946 – January 28, 1985) was an actor and singer from Freeport, New York who started his career in the gay adult film Boynapped! in 1975. In 1979, using the name Dennis Parker, he recorded a disco album on Casablanca Records entitled Like an Eagle. The album was produced by Village People creator / producer Jacques Morali. Posa (still as Dennis Parker) also joined the cast of the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1979.
Wayne Self & Cody Braswell: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4157370.html
Wayne Self’s musical play, Upstairs, is about the 1973 arson fire that took 32 LGBT lives. This deadliest crime has been virtually ignored by the media and its victims largely forgotten. Wayne’s play tells the amazing stories of many victims and survivors. Almost 2 decades ago, Cody Braswell and Wayne Self found each other. “It was definitely lust at first sight,” he admits, “But more than lust. Interest. I wanted to know him. I wanted to spend time with him. But he was also the forbidden fruit”
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