Aiden Shaw (born Aiden Finbar Brady, 22 February 1966, Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom) is a British author, musician, model and former gay porn star. Aiden is a book documenting Mark Beard’s experience of living with Aiden, a male prostitute he met while working in London as a set designer. It consists of Beard’s text, his intimate—sometimes explicit—photographs of Aiden, and Aiden’s own words, interwoven Rashomon-like to reveal the coinciding ties and disconnects between sex and desire.
Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4217330.html
Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives.
Clinton Kelly & Damon Bayles: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4217504.html
Clinton Kelly is an American fashion consultant and media personality best known for his role as co-host on What Not to Wear. He shares on-air duties with Stacy London. Kelly started his career as a freelance writer for several fashion magazines. Although he still continues to write, he has since expanded into fashion consulting and designing. Kelly joined the cast of ABC's daytime cooking show The Chew. Kelly is married to Damon Bayles. They were married in 2009 at their home in Connecticut.
Dan Choi (born February 22, 1981): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4218189.html
Dan Choi is a former American infantry officer in the United States Army who served in combat in the Iraq war during 2006-2007. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009 and has publicly challenged America's DADT policy, which forbade lesbian, gay and bisexual service members from serving openly. In March 2013, Outright Libertarians announced that Dan Choi was joining the GLBTQ caucus of the Libertarian Party as an honorary board member.
Donna M. Smith & Valerie Jarrard: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4217718.html
Donna M. Smith came out In 1939 to a small group of lesbians and soon after she met her partner of 40 years, Valerie Jarrard. When Smith's mother learned of the relationship, she had her daughter committed to a mental institution. This experience was documented in Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community and in Dorothy Engleman's Pride and Prejudice. In the early 1980s, Smith became increasingly involved in lesbian and gay, animal welfare, and environmental organizations.
Elizabeth Bowen (June 7, 1899 – February 22, 1973): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3472787.html
Anglo-Irish novelist and writer Elizabeth Bowen sprinkled her fiction with people and relationships, usually coded, of either clear or ambiguous homosexuality. In 1923 she married Alan Cameron, an educational administrator who subsequently worked for the BBC. The marriage has been described as "a sexless but contented union". She had various extra-marital relationships, including one with the American poet May Sarton and with Charles Ritchie, a Canadian diplomat, which lasted over 30 years.
Elliott Hayes (June 22, 1956 - February 22, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2804363.html
Elliott Hayes's career was brief but produced several important works, including short stories, novels, poems and plays. His most produced work Homeward Bound was noted by author Margaret Atwood as “a brisk, intricate, and tightly-strung play with a lot of laughter”. It was first produced at the Stratford Festival and has since been performed across Canada and the United States. He was a rising Canadian playwright when he was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver.
Felice Picano (born February 22, 1944): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3080255.html
Felice Picano (born February 22, 1944) is an American writer. In his memoir Men Who Loved Me, he describes his friendship with the poet W. H. Auden. In his later memoir/history, Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, he writes about contacts with Gore Vidal, James Purdy, Charles Henri Ford, Edward Gorey, Robert Mapplethorpe and many contemporary and younger authors. He won the Ferro-Grumley Award and Gay Times of England Award for best gay novel and the Syndicated Fiction/PEN Award for short-story.
Joseph Raffaele, Peter Hujar & Paul Thek: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3837219.html
Peter Hujar probably met Raffael at San Remo, a mixed queer/artist’s bar near Cooper Union. Before his involvement with Hujar, Raffael had been in a relationship with Jules Perlmutter. Beni Montresor, a director and theatrical designer, became involved with Joseph Raffael after the relationship with Hujar ended. After Thek return to New York in 1959, his artistic circle of friends included photographer Peter Hujar, as well as Joseph Raffaele, in addition to Susan Sontag.
Karla Jay (born February 22, 1947): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3080489.html
Karla Jay (born February 22, 1947) is a professor of English and the director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at Pace University. A pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay studies, she is widely published. At Pace University's 10th Annual Dyson Distinguished Achievement Awards, that took place April 6, 2006, Karla Jay was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award. She received the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from Publishing Triangle in 2006.
Lige Clarke & Jack Nichols: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1430552.html
With his partner Lige Clarke, Nichols began writing the column "The Homosexual Citizen" for Screw magazine in 1968. "The Homosexual Citizen", which borrowed its title from the newspaper published by Mattachine D.C., was the first LGBT-interest column in a non-LGBT publication. On February 10, 1975, Clarke was shot and killed in Vera Cruz, Mexico. While his partner Nichols was convinced that the murder was the result of "machismo's homophobic influences", the murder remains officially unsolved.
Nina Flowers & Antonio Purcell de Ogenio: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4217890.html
Jorge Luis Flores Sánchez (born February 22, 1974), better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, DJ, activist, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality who has been performing since 1993. Flowers and his partner, Antonio Purcell de Ogenio, presently reside in Denver, Colorado. On May 29, 2009, Denver's mayor, John Hickenlooper, issued a proclamation declaring May 29 as "Nina Flowers Day" in recognition of Flowers's contributions to the city's LGBT community.
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