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Charles Nolan & Andrew Tobias: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3440017.html

Charles Nolan, a fashion designer who proudly wore his politics on his sleeve, and also on his runway, died on January 30, 2011, at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He was 53. The cause was cancer of the head and neck, said Andrew Tobias, the financial writer, who was Mr. Nolan's partner of 16 years. Tobias also wrote the autobiography The Best Little Boy in the World under the pen name "John Reid" in 1973. Nolan was a force behind the expansion of mainstream American sportswear.

Dorothy Thompson & Christa Winsloe: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3440249.html

Dorothy Thompson was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who was recognized by Time magazine as the 2nd most influential woman in America next to Eleanor Roosevelt. Thompson had a number of affairs with women, including German writer Christa Winsloe (Winsloe joined the French Resistance and with a woman companion, she was shot and killed by four Frenchmen in a forest near the country town of Cluny on June 10, 1944) and Gertrude Van Vranken Franchot Tone, mother of actor Franchot Tone.

Francis Poulenc (January 7, 1899 – January 30, 1963): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3440617.html

Francis Poulenc (7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist, member of the French group Les Six.His first serious relationship was with painter Richard Chanlaire, to whom he wrote on his Concert champêtre score: "You have changed my life, you are the sunshine of my thirty years, a reason for living and working". He also once said, "You know that I am as sincere in my faith, without any messianic screamings, as I am in my Parisian sexuality."

Jeb Alexander & C.C. Dasham: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4160247.html

The unifying thread of Jeb Alexander's diaries, are the love affairs, including his long time relationship with C. C. Dasham aka Isham W. Perkins, a state department employee. They probably met in 1925 when Dash moved to Washington to work as Librarian. They were together fro 40 years from 1925 to 1965. Dash retired in 1967, 2 years after Jeb’s death and moved to Florida. Jeb bequeathed the diaries to his nephew, Ina Russell, from which she distilled Jeb and Dash: A Diary of Gay Life, 1918-1945.

Maud Hunt Squire & Ethel Mars: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3903746.html

American artists and life partners for more than 50 years, Maud Hunt Squire and Ethel Mars, forged distinguished careers in book illustration, painting, and woodblock printing. Émigrées to France, they frequented Gertrude Stein's salons and, during World War I, were among the Provincetown artists working in new methods of printmaking. Squire and Mars were the subject of Stein's whimsical word portrait "Miss Furr and Miss Skeene" (Squire's nickname was Skeene), written between 1909 and 1911.

Robert Rodi (born 1956): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4160515.html

Robert Rodi is an American novelist, playwright, comic book writer, essayist, & performance artist. In Bitch Goddess, Robert Rodi turns his riotous wit on Hollywood sex and stardom. Told entirely through interviews, e-mails, fan magazine puff pieces, film reviews, shooting scripts, greeting cards, extortion notes, and court depositions, this is a hilarious account of the on-again, off-again career of Viola Chute, the Bgrade sex symbol who slept her way to the middle-and slid downward from there.

Thomas Duane & Louis Webre: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4160267.html

Thomas K. Duane (born January 30, 1955) is an American politician from NYC, who served in the New York State Senate from 1999 to 2012. He represents the 29th Senate District. Duane's partner since 1992 is Louis Webre. Duane has been the lead sponsor of same-sex marriage legislation in the New York State Senate. Born at the old French Hospital on West 30th Street in Manhattan, he was raised in Flushing, Queens, where he attended St. Andrew Avellino School and Holy Cross High School (Flushing).

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