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It Happened Today: February 1

Ada Dwyer Russell & Amy Lowell: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3715587.html

Ada Russell was a Mormon actress of the stage. She performed on stage in Broadway and London. In 1909 Russell met writer Amy Lowell. The two entered into long-term lesbian relationship, or a "Boston marriage" (the term for a 19th century romantic female relationship) beginning in 1912, which would last until Lowell's death in 1925. Russell was the subject of many of Lowell's explicit poems, such as the Taxi. Russell was the executrix of Amy Lowell's will, and burned all her items upon request.

Charles Silverstein & William Bory: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1481802.html

Charles Silverstein is an American writer, therapist and gay activist. Silverstein spends a considerable bulk of his memoir For the Ferryman charting the gay radicalism of the 1970s and pairs these passages with intimate glimpses into his 20 year romantic relationship with William Bory, a radical gay activist who was prone to several neuroses and a host of addictions. Rather than idealizing his lover, Silverstein captures Bory in all his complexities: charming, difficult and maddeningly broken.

Derek Rawcliffe (July 8, 1921 – February 1, 2011): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3448526.html

The Rt Rev Derek Rawcliffe OBE (8 July 1921 – 1 February 2011) was an English clergyman and author. He served as Anglican Bishop of the New Hebrides and Episcopalian Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. He was the first bishop in the Church of England to announce that he was gay, after disclosing his sexuality on television in 1995. He discussed his sexual orientation in a BBC interview following a statement by Anglican Cardinal Basil Hume condemning discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Donald Howarth & George Goetschius: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3917088.html

Donald Howarth is a playwright and theatre director. He enjoyed a nearly fifty-year relationship with American LSE academic George Goetschius and entered into a civil partnership with him in February 2006 shortly after their introduction in the UK. They lived for most of their life together in George Devine's old Thameside house in London, theatre director Peter Gill sharing part of the property for many years. Donald Howarth is mentioned in the diary of Joe Orton when Orton visited Peter Gill.

Edward Myers (1951 - February 1, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3448680.html

Edward Myers, for 14 years a much admired dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, died on February 1, 1993, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., of an HIV-related illness. Myers, 42, had been artistic director of the Nashville Ballet since 1991 and was active until his death, overseeing that company's recent production of ''The Nutcracker" and attending the post-production cast party. "Eddy had a real esthetic sense and always wanted us to be a little bit better." Jane Fabian

Kay Ryan & Carol Adair: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3873072.html

Kay Ryan is an American poet and educator. She has published 7 volumes of poetry. Ryan was 16th United States Poet Laureate, from 2008 to 2010. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. Since 1971, she has lived in Marin County, California, and has taught English part-time at the College of Marin in Kentfield. Carol Adair, who was also an instructor at the College of Marin, was Ryan's partner from 1978 until Adair's death in 2009. They were married in a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall in 2004.

Kevin Scott: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4171571.html

Kevin Scott is a screenwriter, playwright, and critic whose arts reviews have appeared in The New York Times and other publications. "The Boys in the Brownstone" is his first novel: alive and kicking with the ups and downs of the real world where gay men may be hot, funny, and fahionable but are also real men with jobs, families, and fears. With humor, heart, and a little bit of courage, they deal with the issues fo gay marriage, gays in the priesthood, AIDS, diversity, narcissism and lots more.

Muriel Spark & Penelope Jardine: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2580337.html

Muriel Spark was an award-winning Scottish novelist. After living in NYC for some years, she moved to Rome, where she met the artist and sculptor Penelope Jardine in 1968. They settled in Tuscany and lived in the village of Civitella della Chiana. She was the subject of frequent rumours of lesbian relationships from her time in New York onwards, although Spark and her friends denied their validity. She left her entire estate to Jardine, taking measures to ensure her son received nothing.

Rebekah Weatherspoon (born February 1): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4171375.html

After years of meddling in her friends’ love lives, Rebekah Weatherspoon turned to writing romance as a means to surviving a stressful professional life. She was raised in Southern New Hampshire and now lives in Southern California with an individual who is much more tech savvy than she ever will be. The Fling won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Erotic Romance and Better Off Red won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Paranormal/Horror and Best Best Lesbian Debut.

Ronnie Kroell (born February 1, 1983): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3449236.html

Ronnie Kroell (born February 1, 1983) is an American model best known for appearing on the first season of the Bravo reality series Make Me a Supermodel. He came out at the age of 15 after his mother found him kissing a boyfriend. Kroell has been the guest of honor or grand marshal at gay pride events across the United States. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Ronnie Kroell is very much involved in charity and awareness campaigns. In 2010, he filmed a video for the It Gets Better Project.

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