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It Happened Today: March 1

Art Smith & Jesus Salgueiro: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3486176.html

Charles Arthur "Art" Smith (born March 1, 1960) is an American chef who has worked for former Florida governor Bob Graham and Jeb Bush and until 2007 was personal chef to Oprah Winfrey. His expertise is Southern cuisine. Smith lives in Chicago, Illinois with his partner since 1999, Jesus Salgueiro, a painter. The two married at the Lincoln Memorial in 2011. They donate their time to many causes, from children's cooking classes to humanitarian aid. Smith has published two cookbooks.

Bonnie Dee (born March 1, 1961): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4235629.html

Bonnie Dee began telling stories as a child. The Nobleman and the Spy, co-authored with Summer Devon, won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Historical, 3rd place: They once faced each other on a battlefield. Now soldier-turned-spy Jonathan Reese must keep watch over the man he's never forgotten. A close encounter reveals Karl von Binder, the count's son, also recalls the day he spared Jonathan's life. The spy becomes a protector as Jonathan guards the man he's begun to care for.

Bryan Batt & Tom Cianfichi: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4235465.html

Bryan Batt is an American actor best known for his role in the AMC series Mad Men as Salvatore Romano, an art director for the Sterling Cooper agency. Bryan Batt lives with his partner, Tom Cianfichi, an events planner. Batt and Cianfichi have been together since 1989; they met while performing Evita in Akron, Ohio. Batt was playing Che and Cianfichi was the understudy for Magaldi. Batt and Cianfichi own a home decor and furnishings store, Hazelnut, on Magazine Street in New Orleans.

Don Lemon & Ben Tinker: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3486277.html

Donald Carlton Lemon (born March 1, 1966) is an American journalist and television anchor, best known as the host of the prime-time weekend edition of CNN Newsroom, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2007 he is in a relationship with CNN producer, Ben Tinker (b. 1985). In his memoir, Transparent, released in May 2011, Lemon acknowledges publicly that he is gay and discusses racism in the black community, homophobia, and the sexual abuse that he suffered as a child. Lemon won an Emmy Award.

Frank Sargeson (March 21, 1903 – March 1, 1982): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2810857.html

Frank Sargeson was the pen name of Norris Frank Davey. He is considered one of New Zealand's foremost short story writers. Sargeson helped to put New Zealand literature on the world map. He was gay at a time and in a place when homosexuality was illegal in New Zealand. In 1929, he was arrested on a morals charge in Wellington, but later acquitted. Michael King (1995) believes that this trial explains why Sargeson adopted a pen name and never practiced the profession for which he had trained.

Hugh Auchincloss Steers (1962/1963 – March 1, 1995): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3486674.html

Hugh Auchincloss Steers (b. 1962/1963 – March 1, 1995) was a painter whose work is in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Denver Art Museum. He died of AIDS at the age of 32. He was the brother of filmmaker Burr Steers. He was the grandson of Hugh D. Auchincloss and Nina Gore. He was the half-nephew of both Gore Vidal and Jackie Kennedy. His work is in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Denver Art Museum.

Jay & Andreas Bell: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4235886.html

Jay Bell never gave much thought to Germany until he met a handsome foreign exchange student. At that moment, beer and pretzels became the most important thing in the world. After moving to Germany and getting married, Jay found himself desperate to communicate the feelings of alienation, adventure, and love that surrounded this decision, and has been putting pen to paper ever since. They met on March 1, 2000 and married on September 27, 2003.

John Wieners (January 6, 1934 – March 1, 2002): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1443883.html

John Joseph Wieners was an American lyric poet. From 1958 to 1960 Wieners lived in San Francisco, California and actively participated in the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance. The Hotel Wentley Poems was published in 1958, when Wieners was twenty-four. A Book of Prophecies was published in 2007 from Bootstrap Press. The manuscript was discovered in the Kent State University archive's collection by poet Michael Carr. It was a journal written by Wieners in 1971, and opens with a poem titled 2007.

Mikhail Kuzmin, Vsevolod Knyazev & Yury Yurkun: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4235194.html

In 1910, Mikhail Kuzmin met his first major love, the poet Vsevolod Knyazev. In the same year, he published The Carillon of Love, a collection of poems written in the style of eighteenth-century pastorals and set to music by Kuzmin himself. Two years later, he published Lakes in Autumn, possibly the work by him that most idealizes homosexuality. Knyazev committed suicide in 1913, and Kuzmin met Yury Yurkun, also a poet, soon after. Kuzmin and Yurkun's relationship lasted until Kuzmin's death.

Oliver Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley & John Boyle: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3786196.html

Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, known as Viscount Corvedale from 1937 to 1947, was a British politician who had a quixotic career at political odds to his father, 3time Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. Baldwin was homosexual, a fact well known within the family but not to the public (his mother was again supportive and both parents acknowledged his long term relationship with John Boyle). In 1948 he was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands and took John Boyle with him.

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