Bill Sherwood (June 14, 1952 – February 10, 1990) was an American musician, screenwriter and film director. He had a promising career as a filmmaker, but died in New York City from AIDS complications, without having fulfilled his potential. He is best known for his 1986 film Parting Glances, made for $310,000, a bittersweet romantic comedy that spans a 24 hour period in the upwardly-mobile New York gay scene. His film lives on as part of Outfest’s Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation.
Charles Henri Ford, Pavel Tchelitchew & Indra Tamang: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2959611.html
Pavel Tchelitchew was a Russian-born surrealist painter, set designer and costume designer. He left Russia in 1920, lived in Berlin from 1921 to 1923, and moved to Paris in 1923. In 1933 Charles Henri Ford traveled to Europe for the first time to meet artists and writers. In Paris he met Pavel Tchelitchew. Pavel, apparently dazzled by Ford, moved with Ford to New York City and thus began the stormy 26-year relationship that continued until Tchelitchew's death in 1957.
Charles Henri Ford also had a long connection with Nepal, where he bought a house. He brought Indra Tamang, a young man of 21 from a Nepalese village, back to New York City to be his caretaker. Ford died in 2002. He was survived by his elder sister, actress Ruth Ford, who died in 2009. Upon her death, Ruth Ford left the apartments she owned in the historic Dakota Building on the Upper West Side to Indra Tamang, along with a valuable Russian surrealist art collection, making him a millionaire.
Edgar de Evia, Robert Denning & David McJonathan-Swarm: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4191222.html
Robert Denning (March 13, 1927–August 26, 2005) was an American interior designer whose lush interpretations of French Victorian decor became an emblem of corporate raider tastes in the 1980s. He was just fifteen when he met Edgar de Evia. As Edgar's career as a professional photographer launched, Bob and Edgar formed "Edgar deEvia Associates". Later after the success of the Body by Fisher campaign for General Motors with photos by deEvia they also formed "Edgar de Evia Associates of Greenwich."
Edgar de Evia (July 30, 1910 – February 10, 2003) was a Mexican-born American photographer. From 1966 until his death, de Evia's companion and business partner was David McJonathan-Swarm. In a career that spanned the 1940s through the 1990s, his photography appeared in magazines and newspapers such as Town & Country, House & Garden, Look and The New York Times Magazine and advertising campaigns for Borden Ice Cream, Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Jell-O among other corporations.
Ellen Gates Starr (March 19, 1859 - February 10, 1940): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4191360.html
Ellen Gates Starr (March 19, 185 – February 10, 1940) was an American social reformer and activist. She was a student at the Rockford Female Seminary (1877–78), where she met Jane Addams; their friendship lasted many years, although some historians have suggested that Starr was a lesbian who had a particularly close relationship with Addams. Starr taught for ten years in Chicago before joining Addams in 1888 for a tour of Europe. They returned to Chicago and co-founded Hull House.
Fausto Bara (January 21, 1952 - February 10, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4191523.html
Fausto Bara was an actor, known for "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West", Eliminators and Kojak: The Price of Justice. He was Gaucho in TV series, Renegades, crime drama television series aired from March 4 until April 8, 1983, with Patrick Swayze in the role of Bandit. Other actors: Randy Brooks as Eagle, Paul Mones as J.T., Tracy Scoggins as Tracy, Robert Thaler as Dancer, Brian Tochi as Dragon, James Luisi as Lt. Marciano, and Kurtwood Smith as Captain Scanlon. Bara died on February 10, 1994.
Jeffrey John & Grant Holmes: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4191998.html
Jeffrey John is a Church of England priest and the current Dean of St Albans. On 20 May 2003 John's appointment as Bishop of Reading, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Oxford, was announced. The nomination led to controversy both in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion owing to John's long-term relationship (beginning in 1976) with the Revd Grant Holmes (born 1952), also a Church of England priest. In August 2006, John and Holmes entered into a civil partnership.
John Berry & Curtis Yee: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3453974.html
John Berry (born February 10, 1959) is the US Ambassador to Australia, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador to a G-20 nation. He previously was director of the United States Office of Personnel Management. Berry was, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the highest-ranking openly gay official to serve in the executive branch in any U.S. administration. He had a domestic partner since 1997, Curtis Yee. They married on August 10, 2013, at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Washington.
Jon and Michael Galluccio: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4192434.html
Written by two gay men whose court challenge helped rewrite New Jersey law to allow joint adoption by unmarried couples, An American Family explores the emotional, psychological and legal battles they faced when dealing with issues of foster care, adoption and social intolerance. Together from 1979, in 1995 they became foster parents of Adam. In 1997, they won the case, and New Jersey consequently became the first state to grant equal standing to gay and lesbian couples seeking to adopt.
Linda Kay Silva (born February 10, 1960): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4192137.html
Linda Kay Silva, a.k.a. Storm, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner and a menagerie of animals. She is the recipient of the 2013 Alice B. Medal for her body of work. Magical Echo won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Sci-Fi / Futuristic, 2nd place: between murderous antics of supernaturals who are off the grid, and becoming mired in a murder investigation with too many unanswered questions, Echo and company must navigate the treacherous waters of the Vegas strip.
Sofia Kovalevskaya & Anne Charlotte Leffler-Edgren: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3453914.html
Sofia Kovalevskaya was the first major Russian female mathematician, responsible for important original contributions to analysis, differential equations and mechanics, and the first woman appointed to a full professorship in Northern Europe. Sophia's lover in later life was Anne Charlotte Leffler-Edgren, the duchess of Cajanello. They wrote books and plays together, including A Struggle for Happiness. Leffler-Edgren wrote a biography of Kovalevsky as an introduction to her autobiography.
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