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It Happened Today: January 29

Adam Lambert (born January 29, 1982): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3439417.html

Adam Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor born in Indianapolis but raised in San Diego. He began performing in amateur theatrical productions in childhood, a path he pursued into adulthood, appearing in professional productions in the U.S. and abroad. Lambert was in a relationship with Finnish entertainment reporter and reality TV personality Sauli Koskinen since November 2010, but announced in April 2013 that they had split up amicably and expected to remain friends.

Benjamin Smoke (January 28, 1960 - January 29, 1999): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4158548.html

Benjamin Smoke was an American singer-songwriter who fronted the Atlanta bands Smoke and the Opal Foxx Quartet. He was noted for being a radical, gay rock 'n' roll performer. He died on January 29, 1999 due to liver failure caused by Hepatitis C at age 39. He performed his final concert in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve, 1998. He had AIDS, though he claimed "HIV is not a death sentence". AIDS brought him closer to his estranged mother, though he eventually lost his life due to Hepatitis C.

Clare Balding & Alice Arnold: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4158449.html

Clare Balding is a British television presenter, journalist and retired amateur jockey. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and the show Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2. She formalised her relationship with the BBC Radio 4 continuity announcer and newsreader Alice Arnold in September 2006. The couple live in Chiswick, with their Tibetan terrier, Archie. Clare and Alice met in 2000 and Alice said at first she didn't take much notice of Clare until a few years later.

Daniel J. O'Donnell & John Banta: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3928914.html

Daniel J. O'Donnell is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He was the legislative sponsor of the Marriage Equality Act during its successful passage and signature into law on June 24, 2011. On Sunday, January 29, 2012, O'Donnell married his partner of 31 years, John Banta. The ceremony and reception were attended by over 400 people including NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo. O'Donnell has lived in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan with Banta, for over 20 years.

Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – January 29, 1888): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3438944.html

Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is renowned primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. He travelled widely for much of his life, before settling in Sanremo. He never married, though he did propose it. Instead he suffered from an unreciprocated love affair with Sir Franklin Lushington, Chief Magistrate of London, who he had first met in Malta. He had many friends and a devoted pet cat.

Elihu Vedder & Giovanni Costa: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4158754.html

Elihu Vedder was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He first visited Italy from 1858 until 1860, becoming deeply emotionally attached to fellow painter Giovanni Costa. Their idyllic trips through the Italian countryside were cut short because Vedder's father cut off his financial allowance. They met the first time in the summer of 1860, in Florence, and the last time in 1881 when Costa and Edward Blount Smith visited Vedder and his wife in Rome.

Herman Bang (April 20, 1857 – January 29, 1912): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3064721.html

Herman Bang (1857–1912) was a Danish author, one of the men of the Modern Breakthrough. Bang was a homosexual, a fact which contributed to his isolation in the cultural life of Denmark and made him the victim of smear campaigns. He lived most of his life with his sister but found happiness for a few years with the German actor Max Eisfeld (1863–1935), with whom he lived in Prague in 1885-86. Uninterested in politics, he was distant from most of his colleagues in the naturalist movement.

Jourdan Lane (born January 29): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/982235.html

Jourdan Lane is a fulltime author residing in South Texas with four…er…three kids and one husband. In Soul Mates: Bound by Blood, Houston nightclub Rave is famous for nearly-naked male dancers and beautiful bartenders. Like Peter, a young man with a strict rule about one-night stands with locals. He breaks that rule for Lucien, the owner of The Den, a rival nightclub where there are no boundaries, no taboos. Only he doesn't realize just who Lucien is when he does.

Paco Vidarte (March 1, 1970 - January 29, 2008): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3064938.html

Francisco "Paco" Javier Vidarte Fernández (1 March 1970 - 29 January 2008 in Madrid) was a Spanish philosopher, writer and LGBT-activist. From the mid-90s onwards, Paco Vidarte, who was gay, was an active member of the gay movement in Spain, and especially Madrid. He was a member of the group "Radical Gai", and later became one of the leading theoretics and philosophers of the Spanish LGBT-groups. idarte was the first to discuss "Teoría Queer" (Queer Theory) at Spanish university.

Philippe Besson (born January 29, 1967): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1608998.html

Philippe Besson (born January 29, 1967 in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente) is a French writer. In 1999, Besson, a law graduate, was inspired to write his first novel, En l'absence des hommes while reading of accounts of ex-serviceman during the First World War. The novel, with its daring inclusion of Marcel Proust as a central character, won the Emmanuel-Roblès prize. Besson's second novel, Son Frère was shortlisted for the Prix Femina, and adapted for cinema by Patrice Chéreau in 2003.

Rich Wallace (born January 29, 1957): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/966224.html

Rich Wallace has been writing since he was a little boy, when he wrote and illustrated his own comic books. He has since published more than 25 novels for kids and teenagers. Dishes is set in Ogunquit, Maine. That’s not where you’d expect to find a guy like Danny. He’s not a tourist. He’s not a local. And he’s definitely not gay. As far as he can tell, only he and the bartender at Dishes, where he works as a dishwasher, are straight. But that’s not what bothers Danny.

Robin Morgan (born January 29, 1941): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3065229.html

Robin Morgan is an American poet, author, political theorist and activist, journalist, lecturer, and former child actor. Since the early 1960s she has been a key radical feminist member of the American Women's Movement, and a leader in the international feminist movement. Robin Morgan currently lives in Manhattan. Her son (with Kenneth Pitchford) is the musician and recording artist Blake Morgan. She has been open about having romantic relationships with both men and women since the 1960s.

Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3438679.html

As reflected in her poetry, the strongest emotional relationships in Sara Teasdale's life were with women. The last great friendship of her life was with Margaret Conklin, a young student who came into Teasdale's life in 1926 and wooed her almost like a lover. Teasdale saw in Conklin the reincarnation of herself as a child, and their relationship was profound and complex. If there was a lesbian component to it, however, it was probably unacknowledged. Teasdale committed suicide in 1933.

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