Barry Sandler is an American screenwriter and film producer. His career has spanned several decades, with the 1980s being his most prolific. The openly gay Sandler is perhaps best known for writing the 1982 film Making Love, the first mainstream Hollywood film to deal seriously with issues of homosexuality and coming out. Sandler discussed Making Love in the 1995 documentary film The Celluloid Closet. He was named by The Advocate as one of the most influential gay artists in America.
Carl Sautter (April 29, 1948 - February 23, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3473288.html
Carl Sautter (April 29, 1948 - February 23, 1993) was an Emmy nominated writer born in the United Kingdom. Sautter wrote for highly rated television series including Trapper John, M.D. on CBS, Moonlighting on ABC and Beverly Hills, 90210 on FOX. He also contributed to Hanna-Barbera's Jetsons: The Movie. In the mid-1990s, the Scriptwriter's Network created the Carl Sautter Memorial Screenwriting Competition as well as the Producer's Outreach Program for Television. He died of AIDS at 44.
David Shneer: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4219796.html
David Shneer is the Louis P. Singer chair in Jewish history, professor of history and director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado. Queer Jews describes how queer Jews are changing Jewish American culture, creating communities and making room for themselves, as openly, unapologetically queer and Jewish. Combining political analysis and personal memoir, these essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions.
Guy de Cointet (1934-1983): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4219065.html
Guy de Cointet was a French-born artist based in California. Theater critic Frantisek Deak once wrote of Tell Me (1979) in which fashionably attired actresses variously describe a white cardboard square featuring the black capital letters A, D, M, and T - the artist juxtaposed "lifelike casual conversation with contrived literary language ... [pointing] out that both are particular styles and that, with a certain distance, the casual conversation will appear contrived as well."
Keith Christopher (April 27, 1957 - February 23, 1998): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3473612.html
Keith Christopher (Thomson) (April 27, 1957, Portland, Oregon - February 23, 1998, New York, New York ), a singer/songwriter, actor and AIDS activist, made television history when he appeared as the first openly gay, HIV-positive performer to portray an HIV-positive gay character on NBC's Another World. Christopher dedicated the last years of his life to being a spokesperson for Gay Men's Health Crisis. At GMHC's 1997 AIDS Walk in Central Park, Christopher was a keynote speaker.
Michael Ausiello & Kit: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4219198.html
Michael Ausiello is an American television industry journalist and actor. He was a Senior Writer at TV Guide and its companion website, TVGuide.com. In 2008, Ausiello left TV Guide for Entertainment Weekly and posted his first blog for them on July 2, 2008. On October 4, 2010, he announced his departure from Entertainment Weekly to join Jay Penske's Mail.com Media, where he launched a new TV site, TVLine.com. Ausiello is openly gay and has been in a relationship with his partner Kit since 2002.
Robin Wood & Richard Lippe: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1388411.html
Robin Wood was a Canada-based film critic and educator. He wrote books on Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Ingmar Bergman, and Arthur Penn and was a member, until 2007, of the editorial collective that publishes the magazine CineACTION!, a film theory collective founded at Toronto's York University. Around mid 70s, he also had a relationship with John Anderson, the dedicatee in at least one of Wood's books. Later he was to meet Richard Lippe, with whom he lived from 1977 until his death in 2009.
Sandra Holiday & Anita Priest: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4219397.html
Sandra Holiday and Anita Priest were together for 23 years when Anita passed away from complications due to cancer. Today, her portrait hangs above the piano where she will always hear the music, something she loved very much. The gold “A” that hangs around Sandra’s neck is a constant reminder and keeps Anita close to her heart. Theirs was a storybook romance. It all began when their “eyes met across a crowded room” at Jimmy January’s in Fort Lauderdale in 1985. It was electric.
Scott Symons (July 13, 1933 - February 23, 2009): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2805779.html
Hugh Brennan Scott Symons (13 Jul 1933 – 23 Feb 2009) was a Canadian writer. He was openly gay at a time when this was very difficult, publishing his first novel, Place d'Armes, which dealt directly with homosexuality, two years before gay sex was decriminalized in Canada. He was an avid diarist and many of his observations and episodes from his life found their way into his novels. Symons is the subject of a documentary film, God's Fool, by Nik Sheehan. He died in Toronto at the age of 75.
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