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Francesco Mastinu & Guido Spano

Since he was born, Francesco Mastinu (born February 12, 1980) has been living in Cagliari surrounded by the sun and the sea. He works in the field of social politics and he is an author and blogger. After writing a few short stories of various genre and homoerotic fiction, he released his debut novel “Eclissi (Eclipse)” (Lettere Animate Editore), gaining good appreciation from critics. In 2014 he released "Polvere (Powder)" (Runa Editrice), his second novel, and the short story collection "Concatenazioni (Concatenation)" (6Pollici Edizioni), all within the LGBT field.

Since 2011, he has been writing for the blog "Personaggi in cerca di editore (Characters in search of a publisher)" (www.jfmastinu.wordpress.com), where he talks about books, the publishing industry and rights for gay people; he also contributes on the same themes in a variety of national web networks.

Since July 3, 2001, he is the companion of Guido Spano (born October 21, 1964), with whom he shares his career, and the passion for reading and for cats.


Since he was born, Francesco Mastinu has been living in Cagliari surrounded by the sun and the sea. In 2014 he released "Polvere (Powder)", his second novel, and the short story collection "Concatenazioni (Concatenation)". Since 2011, he has been writing for the blog "Personaggi in cerca di editore (Characters in search of a publisher)" (www.jfmastinu.wordpress.com), where he talks about books, the publishing industry and rights for gay people. Since July 3, 2001, he is the companion of Guido Spano, with whom he shares his career, and the passion for reading and for cats.

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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

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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