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It Happened Today: March 10

Holly Hughes (born March 10, 1955): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3091555.html

Holly Hughes is an American performance artist. She began as a feminist painter in New York but is best known for her connection with the NEA Four, with whom she was denied funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and for her work with the Women's One World Cafe. Her plays explore sexuality, body images and the female mind. She is the recipient of several awards including the Lambda Book Award and an Obie Award. She teaches fine arts at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design.

Janet Mock (born March 10, 1983): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3494450.html

Janet Mock (born March 9, 1984) is an American trans woman rights activist, author and the former staff editor of People magazine's website. ock lives in New York City with her boyfriend, photographer Aaron Tredwell. In November 2012, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project gave Mock their Activist Award. Mock was included in the Trans 100, the first annual list recognizing 100 transgender advocates in the United States, and gave the keynote speech at the launch event, March 29, 2013 in Chicago.

Jerriese "JJ" Johnson (May 8, 1954 - March 10, 1995): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3494684.html

Jerriese ("JJ") Daniel Johnson (May 8, 1954 - March 10, 1995) was a Gospel Singer, Musical Director, Actor, Composer. It seemed that Jerriese knew nearly everybody in the East Village. JJ's compassionate energy carried over into activism for peace and human rights as well. Like his beloved fellow Georgian, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., JJ fought with his life to overcome hatred, intolerance and exclusion, using the weapons of love, acceptance and inclusion – as well as music.

John Rechy (born March 10, 1934): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1450674.html

John Rechy is an American author. In his novels he has written extensively about homosexual culture in Los Angeles and wider America. Drawing on his own background, he has also contributed to Chicano literature, especially with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which is taught in Chicano literature courses in the United States. His work has often faced censorship due to its sexual content, but books such as City of Night have been best sellers, and he has many literary admirers.

William Douglas (September 25, 1953 - March 10, 1996): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3494971.html

William Douglas, "Bill," Choreographer, dancer, teacher (b. Amherst, NS 25 Sept 1953; d. Montréal, Qué 10 March 1996). Douglas was best known for the elegant, intelligent and sensual formality of his 30 choreographies - much of it achieved with the collaboration of contemporary composers and lighting designers. His dance works, crafted over a decade from 1986 to 1996, also reflected a Cartesian fascination with vortices, honed during early studies and work in architectural design and drafting.

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