While working aboard a cruise ship JP met Phil (born January 24), a singer/guitarist who entertained in the ship’s nightclub. Phil is originally from Washington DC and worked the east coast cabaret circuit extensively. After their life on the ocean wave ended, they joined one another in California, moved to Las Vegas, then back to California where they now live in San Diego.
They married on May 12, 2014: “We've been 'living in sin' for 21 years so it's time don't you think?” JP is a prolific writer of gay romance novels and the two are enjoying their new life in sunny California, reuniting with old friends and making new ones. “If the future is as good as the past we’ll be just fine.”
J.P. Bowie was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. While working aboard a cruise ship JP met Phil, a singer/guitarist who entertained in the ship’s nightclub. Phil is originally from Washington DC and worked the east coast cabaret circuit extensively. After their life on the ocean wave ended, they joined one another in California, moved to Las Vegas, then back to California where they now live in San Diego. They married on May 12, 2014: “We've been 'living in sin' for 21years so it's time don't you think?”
Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=e
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=e
Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher
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