elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

It Happened Today: March 21

Dack Rambo (November 13, 1941 – March 21, 1994): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3511789.html

Norman Jay Rambeau, professionally known as Dack Rambo, was an American actor, most notable for appearing in The Guns of Will Sonnett, All My Children, Dallas, and Another World. While working on the soap opera Another World in 1991, Rambo learned that he was infected with HIV. Rambo publicly announced that he was HIV positive, He was extremely candid as to his bisexuality and detrimental lifestyle, advocating safe sex and helping to establish an international data bank for AIDS research.

Gavin Arthur (March 21, 1901 - 1972): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3512240.html

Gavin Arthur, an astrologer and occultist, was born Chester Alan Arthur III, the grandson and namesake of the 21st President of the United States. He grew up in wealth, but did not pursue a career in the professions. He was unashamedly gay and a forerunner of gay activism. He helped Kinsey with his groundbreaking research into male sexuality. In the 1950s he settled in San Francisco and devoted his time to astrology. His ruminations culminated in 1966 with his major writing, The Circle of Sex.

Gaye Adegbalola & Suzanne Moe: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4265605.html

Gaye Adegbalola is an American blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer. In 1991, she met her life partner, Suzanne Moe, and they lived together until 2009. From the years 1966 to 1970 she was involved in the Black Power Movement in New York and organized the Harlem Committee on Self-Defense. During this same period she met and married her husband. Her son, Juno Lumumba Kahlil was born in 1969, and would later make his own mark in the goth/industrial music world.

Jeffrey Costello & Robert Tagliapietra: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3512533.html

Costello Tagliapietra is a fashion house, established in New York, founded and directed by Jeffrey Costello (born in Bristol, Pennsylvania) and Robert Tagliapietra (born in New York). Jeffrey Costello moved to New York during his teenage years and began his career in fashion by designing clothing for a variety of downtown actresses and musicians. In 1994, he met partner, New York native and Parson`s School of Design graduate, Robert Tagliapietra and together they created Costello Tagliapietra.

Joan Werner Laurie & Nancy Spain: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4265742.html

Nancy Spain lived openly with the editor of She, Joan Werner Laurie (Jonny), and was a friend of the famous, including Noël Coward and Marlene Dietrich. She and Laurie were regulars at the Gateways club in Chelsea, London, and were widely known to be lesbians. Spain and Laurie lived in an extended household with the rally driver Sheila van Damm. Laurie has a son Nicholas, and Spain's alleged youngest son, Thomas, was born after an affair with Philip Youngman Carter, husband of Margery Allingham.

Sir Michael Redgrave, Bob Mitchell and Fred Sadoff: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4265244.html

Sir Michael Redgrave was an actor, director, manager and author. During the filming of Fritz Lang's Secret Beyond the Door, Redgrave met Bob Mitchell. They became lovers, Mitchell set up house close to the Redgraves, and he became a surrogate "uncle" to Redgrave's children, who adored him. Mitchell later had children of his own, including a son he named Michael. Mitchell was followed by Fred Sadoff, an actor/director who became Redgrave's assistant and shared his lodgings in NY and London.

Newton Arvin (August 25, 1900 – March 21, 1963): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3511904.html

During his 37 years at Smith College, Newton Arvin published groundbreaking studies of Hawthorne, Whitman, Melville, and Longfellow. He cultivated friendships with Edmund Wilson and Lillian Hellman and became mentor to Truman Capote. A social radical and closeted homosexual, the circumspect Arvin nevertheless survived McCarthyism. But in 1960 his apartment was raided, and his beefcake erotica was confiscated, plunging him into confusion and provoking his panicked betrayal of several friends.

Steve Callahan & Matthew Montgomery: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/806642.html & http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2487572.html

On the set of Pornography Steve Callahan has met Matthew Montgomery. Steve Callahan and his real-life partner since 2007 Matthew Montgomery have played lead roles together in Rob Williams's film Role/Play. After winning Best Supporting Actor at the Tampa International Gay Film Festival for the film Nine Lives, Steve has become a regular on the gay film circuit. He starred on screen in East Side Story, winner of the 2009 GLAAD Award. He also appears in Make the Yuletide Gay and Pornography.

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