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It Happened Today: February 12

Jacqueline Woodson (born February 12, 1963): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3446683.html

Jacqueline Woodson is an American author who writes books targeted at children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle's Boys which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and her Newbery Honor titles After Tupac & D Foster, Feathers and Show Way. Her work is filled with strong African American themes, generally aimed at a young adult audience. She is an open lesbian with a lifelong partner and two children, a daughter named Toshi Georgianna and a son named Jackson-Leroi.

Muriel Rukeyser (December 15, 1913 – February 12, 1980): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4196707.html

Muriel Rukeyser's poetry, which breaks the silence of many aspects of female experience, has been enormously important to many feminist and lesbian readers. Details of Rukeyser's personal life remain a matter of speculation. Rukeyser herself never wrote or spoke publicly about her sexual identity. She was briefly married in 1945 and gave birth to her only child, William Rukeyser, in 1947. (Her son's father was not her former husband.) She also had lesbian relationships.

Olive Custance (February 7, 1874 – February 12, 1944): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4196878.html

Olive Eleanor Custance (7 February 1874 – 12 February 1944) was a British poet. She was part of the aesthetic movement of the 1890s, and a contributor to The Yellow Book. Custance was bisexual. In 1901 she became involved in a lesbian relationship with writer Natalie Clifford Barney in Paris, which Barney later included in her memoirs. Custance then became engaged to George Montagu, but ran away and married Lord Alfred Douglas instead. By the end of the 1920s the marriage was all but over.

Patricia Field (born February 12, 1941): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4197331.html

Patricia Field is an American costume designer, stylist and fashion designer. For her work on Sex and the City, Field was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, with 1 win, and nominated for 6 Costume Designers Guild awards, with 4 wins. She is 1 out of 6 honorees of the 2008 Reel Time Film Festival. She went on to return as costume designer for the movie Sex and the City and the sequel Sex and the City 2. She worked in the Asian market by creating the fashion behind the Chinese feature film Go Lala Go.

Randy Stone (August 26, 1958 – February 12, 2007): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4197407.html

Randy Stone (August 26, 1958 – February 12, 2007) was an American actor and casting director, and Academy Award winner. Stone was a prominent gay rights activist. In 1998, Stone co-founded a nonprofit organization inspired by the film Trevor, called The Trevor Project. The organization runs a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay and questioning youth in the United States. The organization produced teaching guides and support materials for distribution to teens in schools.

Sal Mineo & Courtney Burr: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3072072.html

Sal Mineo was an American film and theatre actor, best known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause. He became involved with many young women, including Jill Haworth, his co-star in "Exodus." Michaud convinced Haworth to open up for the first time about her relationship with Mineo. Haworth later told that she thought Courtney Burr III, the man with whom Mineo spent the last six years of his life, was the "love of Mineo's life."

Shyam Selvadurai (born February 12, 1965): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/894000.html

Shyam Selvadurai is a Sri Lankan Canadian novelist who wrote Funny Boy, which won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and Cinnamon Gardens. He currently lives in Toronto with his partner Andrew Champion. He published a YA novel, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea: the setting is Sri Lanka in 1980 and it is the season of monsoons. 14-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky.

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