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It Happened Today: February 14

Angela Robinson & Alex Kondracke: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4201217.html

Angela Robinson is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Robinson's partner is television writer and director Alexandra "Alex" Martinez Kondracke, the daughter of Morton Kondracke, whom she met while they were both studying at NYU. In 2009, Kondracke gave birth to their child, Diego. They live in Los Feliz, California. In 2007, Robinson created the online series Girltrash! which resides on www.ourchart.com, an online offshoot of the television series, The L Word.

Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2530249.html

Christopher Isherwood (1904 - 1986) was an Anglo-American novelist. Born in Los Angeles, California, Don Bachardy was the life partner of writer Christopher Isherwood, whom he met on Valentine's Day 1953, when he was 18 and Isherwood was 48. They remained together until Isherwood's death in 1986. A number of paperback editions of Isherwood's novels feature Bachardy's pencil portraits of the author. A film about their relationship, titled Chris & Don: A Love Story, was released in 2008.

Martha May Eliot & Ethel Collins Dunham: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4201597.html

Martha May Eliot was a foremost pediatrician and specialist in public health, an assistant director for WHO, and an architect of New Deal for maternal and child health. During undergraduate study at Bryn Mawr College she met Ethel Collins Dunham, who was to become her life partner. In the 1970s they wrote day after day: "Dearest, it was hard to say goodbye and I shall miss you terribly.. Ever and ever so much love, my darling"; "How I count the time until you do arrive. I miss you my darling".

Nigel Finch (August 1, 1949 – February 14, 1995): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4202181.html

Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch (1949 – 1995) was an English film director and filmmaker whose career influenced the growth of British gay cinema. Finch died from AIDS-related illness in London in 1995 during post-production of his first full-length feature film Stonewall, a docudrama loosely based on events leading up to the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. Nigel Finch's death was commemorated in the ending title of the opera-film "Dido and Aeneas" (1995) directed by Peter Maniura.

Stephanie Figarelle & Lela McArthur, Phil Fung & Shawn Klein: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4201798.html

Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur became the first lesbian couple to be married at the Empire State Building on February 14, 2012. Figarelle and McArthur were among 4 couples who won an online contest for a Valentine's Day wedding at the Empire State Building. Figarelle and McArthur met in an anatomy class at the University of Alaska. Celia Milton, the interfaith minister who married them, said that Figarelle invited McArthur out to see a drag show and McArthur thought she meant a drag race.
Phil Fung and Shawn Klein became the first gay couple to be married at the Empire State Building on February 14, 2012. They met in 1994 at the Roxy, a popular nightclub that has since closed. "You can find true love on the dance floor. It can happen," said Klein, who works in procurement at New York Presbyterian Hospital while Fung works in the technology department of a financial firm. They walked up the aisle to the strains of the Michael Bolton song "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You."

Steve Snyder & Rick Fishman: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4202452.html

It was Valentine's Day, 1980. I was 18, Rick was 19. That evening, the most handsome man I'd ever seen walked into the Frat House bar in DC. We immediately hit it off, chatting about our love for Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler and more. On our first anniversary, sitting on the floor of our apartment, we exchanged rings and made vows to each other. On our 29th anniversary, Rick shocked me with a proposal. A year of planning ensued... we would marry on our 30th anniversary: Valentine’s Day, 2010.

Tere Michaels (born February 14, 1968): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1051694.html

Tere Michaels began her writing career at the age of four when her mother explained that people made their living by making up stories - and they got paid. She got out her crayons and paper and never looked back. Faith & Fidelity won a 2009 Rainbow Award: NYC Vice Detective Evan Cerelli is trying to build a life for his children. Former Homicide Detective Matt Haight is a ladies' man, all sex/no commitment. He's depressed, having a midlife crisis, and not sure where his life is headed.

Tony Holiday (February 24, 1951 – February 14, 1990): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4202734.html

Tony Holiday was a German pop singer and songwriter. His first two singles met with little success. Holiday's breakthrough came in 1977 with the German recording of "Tanze Samba mit Mir" ("Dance the Samba With Me") in 1977. Holiday died on Valentine's Day, 1990 of AIDS in his native Hamburg at the age 38, just ten days shy of his 39th birthday. In 2000, Tony Holiday's single "Tanze Samba mit Mir" was featured in the Teddy Award-winning film Water Drops on Burning Rocks, directed by François Ozon.

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