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It Happened Today: February 17

Alain Claude Sulzer (born February 17, 1953): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4208285.html

Alain Claude Sulzer's first novel was published in 1983 and he has since written four further novels, including Annas Maske (2001) and numerous short stories. A Perfect Waiter is his first novel to be published in English: Erneste works in a grand hotel in Switzerland. He is the 'perfect waiter', a model of order in every way. But inwardly this polite, withdrawn man has been caught in the grip of an overwhelming passion that began in the summer of 1935 with Jakob, a fellow waiter.

Sir Alan Bates & John Curry: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3404557.html

Sir Alan Bates was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. John Curry was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. Before his death due to AIDS, he spoke openly to the press about both his disease and his sexual orientation. Bates claimed that he had a two-year affair with Curry, and that Curry died in Bates's arms.

Christopher Coleman & Angel Sanchez: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3465519.html

Christopher Coleman, is the “Michael Kors” of the South American versions of Project Runway. He lives with his partner, the Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez. The designers met in 2001 in Venezuela. Their professional partnership began in 2008 when they signed on to design Nuela, a new restaurant in New York’s Flatiron district, and have since worked together on four other residences, and just within the past year, have designed rooms in two show houses.

Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (September 27, 1861 – February 17, 1933): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207154.html

Corinne Roosevelt (September 27, 1861 — February 17, 1933) was an American poet, writer, lecturer, and public speaker. She was also the younger sister of former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt and an aunt of former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt. Robinson began writing at an early age, through the encouragement of her friends, in particular Edith Wharton who helped critique her poetry. Wharton had lesbian affairs, including one with writer Janet Flanner.

David Garnett & Duncan Grant: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207389.html

David Garnett was bisexual, as were several members of the Bloomsbury Group, and he had affairs with Francis Birrell and Duncan Grant. A writer, he first met members of the Bloomsbury group in 1910 but was not fully accepted by them until 1914 when he became Duncan Grant's lover. Like Grant, Garnett was a conscientious objector and having worked in France in 1915 with the Friends War Victims Relief Mission, he worked as a farm labourer to avoid conscription on his return to England.

Oskar Seidlin & Richard Plant: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3385683.html

Richard Plant (1910-1998) was a German-American writer. He is said to have written, in addition to the works published under his own name, several detective novels or Kriminalromane, with Dieter Cunz and Oskar Seidlin (1911-1984, under the collective pen-name of Stefan Brockhoff. Upon the accession of the Nazis to power in Germany in 1933 and the enforcement of the Paragraph 175 against homosexuality, he was obliged to leave Germany for Switzerland in concert with his partner, Oskar Seidlin.

Perry Moore & Hunter Hill: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2800179.html

William Perry Moore IV was an American author, screenwriter, and film director. He was known as the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia film series and the author of the award-winning book Hero. Moore was openly gay and lived in NYC with Hunter Hill (a writer for Paper magazine). He was was also asked what the perfect recipe for romance is: “Good waves. Good wine. Great new wave music. A little bit of dancing. Writing 10 great pages. And collapsing into the arms of the one you love.”

Peterson Toscano & Glen Retief: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207796.html

Peterson Toscano is a playwright, actor, Bible scholar, blogger, and gay activist. Toscano spent nearly 2 decades undergoing ex-gay treatment and conversion therapy before accepting his homosexuality and coming out as a gay man. Toscano lives in Sunbury, PA with his husband, South African writer Glen Retief. Retief is a South African writer who won a Lambda Literary Award for his memoir The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood. The Jack Bank was also an Africa Book Club Book.

Randy Shilts (August 8, 1951 - February 17, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2799217.html

Randy Shilts was a pioneering gay American journalist and author. He worked as a freelance reporter for both The Advocate and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as for San Francisco Bay Area television stations. Shilts wrote three best-selling, widely acclaimed books. His first, The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, is a biography of the first openly gay San Francisco politician, his friend Harvey Milk, who was assassinated by a political rival, Dan White, in 1978.

Sybille Bedford & Eda Lord: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4207919.html

Sybille Bedford (16 March 1911 – 17 February 2006) was a German-born English writer. Many of her works are partly autobiographical. Julia Neuberger proclaimed her "the finest woman writer of the 20th century" while Bruce Chatwin saw her as "one of the most dazzling practitioners of modern English prose". Bedford spent the 1950s, 60s and 70s living in France, Italy, Britain and Portugal, and during this period had a twenty-year relationship with the American female novelist Eda Lord (1907-1976).

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