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It Happened Today: March 7

Algernon Islay de Courcy Lyons & Kenneth Macpherson: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3928726.html

Kenneth Macpherson was born in Scotland, 27 March 1902, the son of Scottish painter, John 'Pop' Macpherson and Clara Macpherson. Descended from 6 generations of artists, Macpherson was a novelist, photographer, critic and film-maker. He married Bryher maintaining a menages a trois with Bryher lover's H.D. (Hilda Dolittle). He was lover of NY nightclub singer Jimmie Daniels. He took care of aging scottish novelist Norman Douglas. His last lover was photographer Algernon Islay de Courcy Lyons.

Belinda McBride (born March 7): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4247636.html

"I write erotic romance, primarily under the umbrella of speculative fiction. That term covers science fiction, fantasy and urban fantasy. The sexuality of my characters is fluid, so if you are turned off by menage or same sex (or opposite sex) interaction, please check the book blurb before you buy." An Uncommon Whore won a 2010 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic. Blacque Bleu 2011 as Best Gay Paranormal / Horror. The Bacchi 2012 as Best Bisexual / Transgender Sci-fi/Fantasy.

Julian Eltinge (May 14, 1881 – March 7, 1941): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1448258.html

Julian Eltinge was an American stage and screen actor and female impersonator. After appearing in the Boston Cadets Revue at the age of ten in feminine garb, Eltinge garnered notice from other producers and made his first appearance on Broadway in 1904. He appeared in vaudeville and toured Europe and the United States, even giving a command performance before King Edward VII. His popularity soon earned him the moniker "Mr. Lillian Russell" for the equally popular beauty and musical comedy star.

Kevin McDaid & Mark Feehily: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3493594.html

Kevin McDaid was brought up in Newcastle, England. He was best known as member of the British boy band V, which he joined in 2003 along with four other boys. Mark Feehily is one of the lead singers of the former Irish boy band Westlife. They had been a couple since January 2005. They got engaged on 28 January 2010. The couple own a pet pug named Saffy and French bulldog named Nullah. On 31 December 2011, Feehily announced on Twitter that he and McDaid had split after seven years together.

Lorena Hickok & Eleanor Roosevelt: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1489235.html

Lorena Alice Hickok was an American journalist and confidante of Eleanor Roosevelt. Her relationship with Roosevelt has been the subject of research. A key passage from just one early 12-page handwritten missive to Lorena from Eleanor sheds light on their relationship:Goodnight, dear one. I want to put my arms around you and kiss you at the corner of your mouth. And in a little more than a week now, I shall! It is not universally accepted by historians that the two were romantically connected.

Robert de Montesquiou (March 7, 1855 – December 11, 1921): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4107767.html

Robert de Montesquiou-Fézensac was a French aesthete, Symbolist poet, art collector & dandy. In 1875 he met Prince Edmond de Polignac. Montesquiou was the one who introduced, through his cousin Élisabeth Greffulhe, Polignac to heiress Winnaretta Singer, with whom Polignac had a lavender marriage. Montesquiou, who felt Edmond owed him a debt of gratitude for effecting this marriage of convenience, felt slighted when Edmond was not sufficiently effulgent, and the friendship was irrevocably broken.

Robin Becker (born March 7, 1951): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3089570.html

Robin Becker is an American poet, critic, feminist, and professor. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is author of 7 collections of poetry, most recently, Domain of Perfect Affection (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006). Her All-American Girl (University of Pittsburgh Press), won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry. Becker earned a B.A. in 1973 and an M.A. from Boston University in 1976. She resides in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania and spends her summers on the North Fork of Long Island.

Wanda & Alexis Sykes: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3493654.html

Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award. In November 2008, she publicly came out as gay while at a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas regarding Proposition 8, which forbids new marriages of same-sex couples in California. One month earlier, Sykes married her wife, Alex, whom she met in 2006; they have two children. Sykes publicly expressed being devastated after California voters passed state Proposition 8.

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