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It Happened Today: March 14

Howard Ashman & Bill Lauch: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3500563.html

Howard Ashman was an American playwright and lyricist. His life partner was William P. "Bill" Lauch. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several films, notably animated features for Disney, Ashman writing the lyrics and Menken composing the music. He is also best known for being the lyricist of two of the biggest hits of the Brazilian rock singer Cazuza, who also died of AIDS, 9 months before in 1990. His second Academy Award in 1992 was accepted by his partner, Bill Lauch.

K.M. Soehnlein & Kevin Clarke: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3930544.html

K. M. Soehnlein is an American writer most famous for his novels The World of Normal Boys and You Can Say You Knew Me When. His most recent novel is Robin and Ruby. He lives in San Francisco's SoMa district with his partner Kevin Clarke, a graphic designer and performer. They married on March 14, 2009, at the Lodge at the Regency Center in San Francisco. They met in 1999 when they were living around the corner from each other in the Mission district of San Francisco.

Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3500462.html

Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979) is an American fashion designer, specializing in beauty pageant gowns. He was a contestant on the third season of the Bravo reality series Project Runway after being rejected during second-season auditions. On October 24, 2008, Gillaspie launched his newest line, called Kayne9, dog couture. The line is made in Oklahoma and is currently available for purchase from the Johnathan Kayne Studio located in Norman, OK.

Malka Drucker & Gay Block: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4257384.html

Malka T. Drucker is a rabbi and author. She is the longtime companion of artist Gay Block. "While in Yerushalayim I met Barry Block who introduced me to his mother Gay who was a talented photographer. Though I had been married for 19 years, Gay and I fell in love and I left Jerusalem mid-year to reorganize my life. In 1989, I decided to try again for the rabbinate." Their work, Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, in 1992.

P.A. Brown (born March 14): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4257789.html

After holding a host of jobs, at 40 P.A. Brown went back to school and became a Network engineer, which eventually landed her on the shores of Bermuda where she spent 2 years learning how to drink rum swizzles and battle hurricanes. Back in Canada, she buckled down and started producing books seriously resulting in a multitude of books coming out in the next year. L.A. Heat won a Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Mystery / Thriller and Best Gay Novel, L.A. Boneyard as Best Gay Mystery / Thriller.

Sean Mathias & Sir Ian McKellen: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3501036.html

Sean Mathias is a British theatre director, film director, writer and actor. He is known for directing the film Bent and highly acclaimed theatre productions. He has also had a notable professional partnership with actor and former lover Sir Ian McKellen since the late 1970s. He was included in the 2006 list of the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain. Mathias is co-owner of The Grapes pub along with business partners Ian McKellen and Evgeny Lebedev, since September 2011.

Sylvia Beach & Adrienne Monnier: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3305255.html

While conducting some research at the Bibliotheque Nationale Sylvia Beach found the name of Adrienne Monnier's bookshop and decided to seek out the little store. There she was warmly welcomed by the owner who, to her surprise, was a plump fair-haired young woman in a peasant's dress/nun's habit, "with a long full skirt and a sort of tight-fitting velvet waistcoat over a white silk blouse. They later became lovers and lived together for 36 years until Monnier's suicide in 1955. Beach died 1962.

Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3501174.html

Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989) was an American actor famous for originating the role of Kenickie in Grease and was a 1972 nominee for Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first stage role was in 1970 as Crookfinger Jake in Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. His film appearances include The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Night of the Juggler, I, the Jury, and To Smithereens. His television credit is the Kojak episode "Kojak's Days".

Toby Johnson & Kip Dollar: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3838742.html

Toby Johnson is a novelist and writer in the field of gay spirituality. In 1981, Johnson returned to his hometown where he practiced as an openly gay therapist and served as co-chair of the San Antonio Gay Alliance. Toby and Kip Dollar organized Gay Pride celebrations, worked with fledgling AIDS Foundations, & helped found gay business societies in both San Antonio and Austin. From 1988 to 1994, Johnson and Dollar ran Liberty Books, the lesbian and gay community bookstore in Austin at the time.

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