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It Happened Today: February 16

John Balance & Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3924228.html

John Balance founded the experimental music group Coil, in collaboration with his partner Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson. During Coil's 23 years career, they collaborated with a number of peers, including Jim Thirlwell/Clint Ruin (Foetus), Marc Almond, Thighpaulsandra, NON, Current 93, and CoH. Balance died on 13 November 2004, after falling from a two story balcony at their Weston-Super-Mare home. After moving to Bangkok, Christopherson died in his sleep on November 25, 2010.

John Corigliano & Mark Adamo: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3456295.html

John Corigliano is an American composer of classical music and a teacher of music. He is a distinguished professor of music at Lehman College in the City University of New York. Corigliano lives with his husband, Mark Adamo, in New York City. The two were married in California by the conductor Marin Alsop in August 2008 (prior to the enactment of Proposition 8). They were living together since 1998. Mark Adamo is an Italian American composer and librettist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John Schlesinger & Michael Childers: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1583972.html

John Schlesinger was an English director and actor. Schlesinger's life partner of over 30 years, until his death, was photographer Michael Childers. Alan Bennett gave Schlesinger's own account of his investiture with the CBE. On this occasion HMQ putting the ribbon round his sizeable neck said "Now, Mr. Schlesinger, we must try and get this straight," the emphasis according to John very much hers and which he took as both a coded acknowledgement of his situation and a seal of royal approval.

Jonathan Ned Katz (born 1938): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4205643.html

Jonathan Ned Katz (born 1938) is an American historian of human sexuality who has focused on same-sex attraction and changes in the social organization of sexuality over time. In Love Stories, Jonathan Ned Katz presents stories of men's intimacies with men during the nineteenth century—including those of Abraham Lincoln—drawing flesh-and-blood portraits of intimate friendships and the ways in which men struggled to name, define, and defend their sexual feelings for one another.

Keith Haring, Juan Dubose & Juan Rivera: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3456015.html

Keith Allen Haring was an artist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s. By expressing concepts of birth, death, sex and war, Haring's imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century. His first love was a girl named Suzy. But his increasing appetite for men eventually drove the two apart. Keith later had male partners, such as Juan Dubose, a deejay who died of AIDS complication before Haring, and Juan Rivera, a carpenter/limo driver.

Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden & Pancrazio "Il Moro" Buciunì: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1434016.html

Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden was a German photographer who worked mainly in Italy. He is mostly known for his pastoral nude studies of Sicilian boys. In total, the Baron took over 3000 images (and possibly up to 7000), which after his death were left to one of his models, Pancrazio Buciunì, known as Il Moro (or U Moru) for his North African looks. Il Moro had been von Gloeden's lover since the age of fourteen. Most of the pictures are now in the Fratelli Alinari photographic archive in Florence.

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