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It Happened Today: March 13

Harper Fox (born March 13, 1965): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4256151.html

British author Harper Fox has established herself within readers of M/M romance. Harper lives in beautiful rural Cornwall with Jane, her partner of 27 years, and 3 high-maintenance cats. Scrap Metal was released in print format in 2013: one year ago, before Fate took a wrecking ball to his life, Nichol was happily working on his doctorate in linguistics. Now he’s hip deep in sheep, mud and collies. His late brother and mother had been well suited to life on Seacliff Farm. Nichol? Not so much.

Henry Scott Tuke (June 12, 1858 - March 13, 1929): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3093754.html

Henry Scott Tuke was a British visual artist. His most notable work was in the Impressionist style, and he is probably best known for his paintings of nude boys and young men. All of Tuke's regular models were eventually called up during the First World War, and some did not return, including Maurice Clift—a model for August Blue—who was killed in France. One of the model of Ruby, Gold and Malachite was Charlie Mitchel, who was Tuke's boatman for 30 years and in his will, Tuke left him £1,000.

James Purdy (July 17, 1914 – March 13, 2009): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2588569.html

James Purdy (July 17, 1914 – March 13, 2009) was a controversial American novelist, short story-writer, poet, and playwright who, since his debut in 1956, published over a dozen novels, and several collections of poetry, short stories, and plays. "Purdy is one of the most underrated American writers. I believe he is one of the masters of 20th century literature and In a Shallow Grave is a gem, about a disaffected and disfigured war veteran and his love for a hired male caretaker." --Rick R. Reed

Janet Flanner & Solita Solano: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3335044.html

Janet Flanner was a novelist, translator, and journalist, best known for her fortnightly "Letter from Paris," which she wrote for the New Yorker from 1925 to 1975. Flanner had an affair with Edith Wharton, but Solita Solano, a well-known writer and drama critic for the New York Tribune, was her greatest love. They remained close for over sixty years. Another long-term lover was Natalia Danesi Murray, an Italian-born radio broadcaster who later became vice president of Rizzoli publishers.

Joyce Warshow & Dorothy Sander: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3299403.html

Joyce Warshow was a formidable champion for LGBT rights. She was honored by Senior Action in A Gay Environment (SAGE) with its Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. Sadly, she died before she was able to accept the award, at home on October 2, 2007 at the age of 70. Her beloved partner of 25 years, Dorothy Sander, was at her side. As a filmmaker, Joyce was dedicated to presenting a full spectrum of pioneering lesbian activists: her two films and a documentary about Joan Nestle.

Robert Denning, Edgar de Evia & Vincent Fourcade: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3824146.html

Robert Denning (March 13, 1927 – August 26, 2005) was an American interior designer whose lush interpretations of French Victorian decor became an emblem of corporate raider tastes in the 1980s. During the last decade of his life he tired of Paris, giving up his home that he had shared with Vincent in the 17th arrondissment. He was content in the familiar surroundings of his home and offices in the Lombardy Hotel in New York City, where both the lobby and restaurant were of his design.

Robin Maugham (May 17, 1916 – March 13, 1981): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3498606.html

Robert Cecil Romer Maugham, 2nd Viscount Maugham, known as Robin Maugham, was a British novelist, playwright and travel writer. Described as "defiantly homosexual", but in fact bisexual, Lord Maugham never married, and the viscountcy became extinct upon his death. He died from a pulmonary embolism, compounded by long-standing diabetes mellitus, though an official cause of death was difficult to obtain as his body was apparently lost for forty-eight hours after his death.

Solita Solano & Janet Flanner: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3357913.html

Solita Solano was an American writer, poet and journalist. In 1919 Solano got to know the journalist Janet Flanner in Greenwich Village with whom she started a relationship. In 1921 they travelled to Greece, where Janet was to work on a report for the "National Geographic". In 1929 Solano had an affair with Margaret Anderson, founder of The Little Review, who had come to Paris with her lover, French singer Georgette Leblanc. After the outbreak of WWII Solano and Flanner returned to New York.

Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3498327.html

Susan B. Anthony was a social reformer who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. In 1851 she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong co-worker in social reform activities. Their interests began to diverge somewhat as they grew older. As the drive for women's suffrage gained momentum, Anthony began to form alliances with more conservative groups. Despite such friction, their relationship continued to be close. When Stanton died in 1902, Anthony grieved for months.

William Neale (1957 - March 13, 2012): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1453730.html

William Neale lived in Cleveland, Ohio with his partner of over a decade, Marty. Relatively new to the world of contemporary m/m romance, he spent over thirty years as a successful corporate communications executive, ad man, and PR "spin doctor." He passed away on March 13, 2012, at his home in Cleveland. The Best Gay Contemporary Romance category of the Rainbow Awards is dedicated to him, and for that reason we award every year the William Neale Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance.

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