elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

It Happened Today: February 5

Darren Criss (born February 5, 1987): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4180938.html

Darren Criss is an American actor, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. One of the founding members and co-owners of StarKid Productions, a musical theater company based in Chicago, Criss first garnered attention playing the lead role of Harry Potter in StarKid's musical production of A Very Potter Musical. Criss is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson (2010–present), an openly gay high school student, on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.

Deondray Gossett & Quincy LeNear: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4181165.html

The DL Chronicles, a gay-themed television series, was created by filmmakers Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett. LeNear and Gossett were one of the lucky 33 couples married by Queen Latifah during January 25, 2014's historic Grammys ceremony on national television. The couple now share the last name "Gossfield." Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett have been together for almost 20 years: "We met on an indie movie that two of our mutual friends wrote and directed. We have been together since then."

Han Ong (born February 5, 1968): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4182063.html

Han Ong is a high-school dropout and one of the youngest recipients of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. His works include the novels Fixer Chao and The Disinherited, and address such themes as outsiderness, cultural clash, and class conflict. In Fixer Chao, William Paulinha, a Filipino street hustler, is in a self-imposed reform when he meets Shem, a failed writer now ostracized by his wife and NYC's literati, Shem recruits Paulinha to retaliate against the community that has spurned him.

Russell Grant & Doug Beaumont: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4181300.html

Russell Grant is a British astrologer and media personality. He has written several books on Astrology. Grant is gay and has been with his partner Doug Beaumont, who is also his manager, since 1974. Grant's original career was as an actor and performed in a variety of productions including Tom Brown's Schooldays with Keith Chegwin who shared a similar career path from acting to television. It is through this work he met Beaumont, who worked as a stagehand in a Blackpool theatre.

Stephen Karam: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4181630.html

Stephen Karam is the author of Sons of the Prophet (2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and winner of the Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle & Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Play). Other plays include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop); Girl on Girl (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep); and Emma (a modern, musical version of Jane Austen's novel), performed by students of the Professional Performing Arts High School in NYC.

Tom Bianchi, Mark Prunty & Ben: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4181899.html

Tom Bianchi is an American writer and photographer who specializes in male nude photography. For many years, he lived (and worked) with his life partner, Mark Prunty, a computer graphics designer, in LA, California. They met in 1991 at a book signing party for Bianchi. Bianchi wanted to do something meaningful for his community: "Out of the Studio," a photo study of gay relationships, gave him "renewed energy and purpose." Since 2012 he is living with his current partner, Ben, in Palm Springs.

William S. Burroughs & Ian Sommerville: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2904820.html

William S. Burroughs was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. Ian Sommerville was an electronics technician and computer programmer. He is primarily known through his association with William S. Burroughs's circle of Beat Generation figures, and lived at Paris's so-called "Beat Hotel" by 1960, when they were regulars there, becoming Burroughs's lover and "systems adviser". He died in a single car accident near Bath, England in 1976.

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