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It Happened Today: March 18

Anne Will & Miriam Meckel: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4261816.html

Anne Will (born March 18, 1966) is a television journalist from Germany. She was anchorwoman of the daily Tagesthemen news broadcast on ARD from April 14, 2001, to June 24, 2007. Will came out in 2007 at a Jewish Museum event in Berlin when she publicly acknowledged her relationship with long-time partner Miriam Meckel, Professor for Corporate Communication and Director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Bil Wright: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4262241.html

Bil Wright is an award-winning novelist and playwright. His novels include Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy (Lambda Literary Award and American Library Association Stonewall Book Award), the highly acclaimed When the Black Girl Sings (Junior Library Guild selection), and the critically acclaimed Sunday You Learn How to Box. His plays include Bloodsummer Rituals, based on the life of poet Audre Lorde (Jerome Fellowship), and Leave Me a Message (San Diego Human Rights Festival premiere).

John Fraser (born March 18, 1931): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3507898.html

John Fraser (born 18 March 1931, Glasgow, Scotland) is a BAFTA-nominated Scottish-born actor and writer. In his acclaimed autobiography, Close Up: An Actor Telling Tales, John Fraser takes us from the council estates of prewar Glasgow to the glamour of 1960’s Hollywood and beyond. Funny, honest and acutely observant about himself, his family and his friends, John Fraser presents such legendary figures as Rudolf Nureyev, Hedy Lamarr, Dirk Bogarde and Bette Davis in a new and startling light

John Kander & Fred Ebb: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1455840.html

John Kander's first produced musical was A Family Affair, written with James and William Goldman. He met lyricist Fred Ebb in 1962 and began a songwriting collaboration that would last for more than four decades. Later that year rising star Barbra Streisand recorded the duo's songs, "My Coloring Book" and "I Don't Care Much." In 1965, Kander and Ebb landed their first show on Broadway, Flora the Red Menace, directed by George Abbott, in which Liza Minnelli made her initial Broadway appearance.

Kevin Hague & Ian: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4261901.html

Kevin Hague is a New Zealand MP representing the Green Party who was first elected to parliament in 2008. Hague is openly gay and in 1988 began work as a research officer for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. He has been with his partner, Ian, since 1984, and has one son, Thomas, born in 1992. Hague said once the Louisa Wall's Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill had passed its 3rd reading, in 2013/04, there would be a number of "incredibly emotional" weddings between gay couples.

Michael Kirby & Johan van Vloten: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3507497.html

Michael Kirby is an Australian retired judge, jurist, and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. When AIDS came along, he and his partner became involved and this was code language for his sexuality. Formally, they announced their relationship in Australian Who's Who in 1999. Van Vloten, who migrated to Australia from the Netherlands in 1963, has lived with Kirby since 1969. Kirby has often spoken publicly in support of gay rights.

William R. Olander & Christopher Cox: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3096817.html

William R. Olander was an art historian, museum curator, and critic. After internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art, Olander was appointed curator of modern art at the Allen Memorial Museum at Oberlin College. On January 1, 1985, he became curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and met Christopher Cox in the spring of 1986. Olander was senior curator at the New Museum when he died from AIDS-related complications on March 18, 1989.

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