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It Happened Today: March 4

Bob Hattoy (November 1, 1950 – March 4, 2007): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1445950.html

Bob Hattoy (November 1, 1950 – March 4, 2007) was an American activist on issues related to gay rights, AIDS and the environment. In 2002 he started working for the California Fish and Game Commission. He was appointed president of the commission in February 2007, shortly before his death from AIDS-related causes. According to the New York Times Hattoy was "the first gay man with AIDS many Americans had knowingly laid eyes on."

Chaz Bono (born March 4, 1969): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4239885.html

Chaz Salvatore Bono (born March 4, 1969) is an American advocate, writer, and musician. He is the only child of American entertainers Sonny and Cher. Bono is a transgender man. In 1995, several years after being outed as lesbian by the tabloid press, he publicly self-identified as such in a cover story in a leading American gay monthly magazine, The Advocate. Between 2008 and 2010, Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition. Bono worked as a writer at large for The Advocate.

David Plante & Nikos Stangos: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4240382.html

The novels of David Plante (born March 4, 1940) examine a variety of homosexualities, their male characters ranging from openly gay to sexually ambiguous. His most recent book is a memoir of Nikos Stangos, his partner of forty years, The Pure Lover (2009). The papers of his former partner, Nikos Stangos (1936-2004), are in The Princeton University Library, the Program in Hellenic Studies. Plante lives in London, Lucca Italy, and Athens Greece. He has dual citizenship, American and British.

Howard Greenfield & Tory Damon: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4240442.html

Howard Greenfield's companion from the early 1960s to his death was cabaret singer Tory Damon; Greenfield died, aged 49, in Los Angeles, California in 1986 from complications due to AIDS. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills). Damon died from AIDS complications just a few days later. Tory Damon died just 26 days after Greenfield and is interred in the wall crypt to his right. Damon's epitaph reads: Love Will Keep Us Together..., Greenfield's continues: ... Forever.

Jean O'Leary & Lisa Phelps: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3165476.html

Jean O'Leary (1948 - 2005) was an American gay and lesbian rights activist. She was the first openly lesbian delegate to a national political convention, attending the Democratic convention in 1976, and served on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years, 8 of those on the Executive Committee, another first. She was survived by her partner of 12 years Lisa Phelps, their daughter Victoria, their son David de Maria, his life partner James Springer, and David and James' son Aiden de Maria.

Luke Sutherland (born 1971): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4241134.html

Luke Sutherland is a Scottish novelist and musician. A full-time member of two independent bands and an occasional member of Mogwai, he has also published a number of written works. Sutherland's debut novel, Jelly Roll, was nominated for the Whitbread Prize in the first novel category in 1998. His novella Venus As A Boy (2004) talks extensively about Sutherland's own childhood in Orkney, where he was the sole Scots-African. Since 2000, he has been an occasional and touring member of Mogwai.

Sunny Moraine (born March 4, 1984): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4240886.html

Sunny Moraine lives just outside Washington DC with a husband and two cats. Line and Orbit, co-authored with Lisa Soem, won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic, 2nd place, and Best Gay Debut, 3rd place: Adam Yuga, a rising young star in the imperialist Terran Protectorate, is on the verge of a massive promotion…until a routine physical exam reveals something less than perfection. Struggling to adapt to his new life, Adam discovers his illness hides a terrible secret.

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