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Larry Benjamin & Stanley Willauer, Jr.

Larry Benjamin (born October 11, 1959) is the Bronx-born wordsmith and author of the gay romances What Binds Us and Unbroken, and the short story collection, Damaged Angels. Unbroken was a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a 2014 IPPY (Independent Publishers) Gold Medalist. Damaged Angels was a 2013 Rainbow Award Runner-Up in the Gay Contemporary General Fiction category.

Stanley Willauer (born July 18, 1959) has been employed in sales, both retail and to-the-trade, and is a freelance interior designer. Largely self-taught, he is still seeking recognition of his talents. While he and Larry have found their place with each other, he continues to search for his place in the larger world.

Together since 1996, they had a commitment ceremony on June 28, 1997 and officially married on June 28, 2014.


Larry Benjamin is the Bronx-born wordsmith and author of the gay romances What Binds Us and Unbroken, and the short story collection, Damaged Angels. Stanley Willauer has been employed in sales, both retail and to-the-trade, and is a freelance interior designer. While he and Larry have found their place with each other, he continues to search for his place in the larger world. Together since 1996, they had a commitment ceremony on June 28, 1997 and officially married on June 28, 2014.

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
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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