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Anniversary: July 3, 2001
Married: January 7, 2017

Francesco Mastinu & Guido Spano: They met several years ago at College, and despite all the obstacles they faced due to their own families and their age gap, they are still living together, having been partners for nearly 13 years. Their daily life is marked by their four cats (known as the “Fagiolini” (Green Beans)) setting all their daily activities. The first time Francesco met Guido, he felt within him the desire to be with him, even though at the time he did not even know the real nature of his desires. And that desire has never left him even after all these years, because they just have to stare into each other eyes and hold tight to forget everything else, even when they fight, which happens often: Guido is a maniac for the house chores and the opulent décor, while Francesco loves, like all artists, to find his things in the immediacy of chaos. Guido is calm; Francesco is short-tempered, one forgiving where the other is a continuous tease. Francesco and Guido love each other; the only desire that remains unfulfilled in their joy is marriage, which the Italian law prevents them from accomplishing.
Since he was born, Francesco Mastinu 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, with whom he shares his career, and the passion for reading and for cats.
Together since 2001: 14 years.
Francesco Mastinu (born February 12, 1980)
Guido Spano (born October 21, 1964)
Anniversary: July 3, 2001
Married: January 7, 2017



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Release Date: September 21, 2014
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Buried: Wakpala, Wakpala, Corson County, South Dakota, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 161950036

Barbara May Cameron was a Native American activist and writer. Cameron was raised on the Standing Rock Reservation. According to her partner, Lynda Boyd, at age 9 she read an article about San Francisco and told her grandmother that one day she would live there "and save the world, too." She did her best to fulfill her promise. She died in San Francisco and was brought to her final rest at Wakpala, on Standing Rock. Linda, her partner of 21 years, and their son Rhys, survives her. Cameron was active in several other groups, including the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the Citizens Committee on Community Development, the Commission on the Status of Women, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the American Indian AIDS Institute.
Together from 1981 to 2002: 21 years.
Barbara May Cameron (May 22, 1954 - February 12, 2002)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Born: February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA, GPS (lat/lon): 39.82288, -89.65609
Find A Grave Memorial# 627
Assassinated: April 15, 1865, Petersen House, Washington, D.C., United States
Movies: The Perfect Tribute, more
Children: Robert Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the US, serving from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. During the Civil War, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the national government and modernized the economy. Joshua Fry Speed was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln from his days in Springfield, Illinois, where Speed was a partner in a general store. On April 15, 1837, Lincoln arrived at Springfield, the new state capital, in order to seek his fortune as a young lawyer, whereupon he met Joshua Speed. Lincoln sublet Joshua's apartment above Speed's store becoming his roommate and his lifelong best friend. Lincoln and Speed slept together for four years, quite common event at that time for unmarried men who wanted to spare money. However, Lincoln kept doing so long after he had financial means to find his own quarters. Speed revealed, “No two men were ever more intimate.” During Speed's absence, Lincoln confessed to him in a letter, “I shall be very lonesome without you.” Mutual friend William Herndon conceded that Abe “loved this man [Speed] more than anyone dead or living.”
They met in 1837 and remained friends until Lincoln’s death in 1865: 28 years.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)
Joshua Fry Speed (November 14, 1814 – May 29, 1882)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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At Oak Ridge Cemetery (1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702) is buried Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. In his 1926 biography of Lincoln, Carl Sandburg alluded to the early relationship of Lincoln and his friend Joshua Fry Speed as having "a streak of lavender, and spots soft as May violets". "Streak of lavender" was slang in the period for an effeminate man, and later connoted homosexuality. Speed (November 14, 1814 – May 29, 1882) is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (701 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204). Opened in 1966 by lesbian club owner Mary Lou "Smokey" Schneider, Smokey's Den (127 N. Fifth St., Springfield, IL) hosted drag shows with the Smokettes that drew weekend crowds from St. Louis, MO on the weekends.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Abram Piatt Andrew Jr. was an economist, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, the founder and director of the American Ambulance Field Service during World War I, and a United States Representative from Massachusetts.
Born: February 12, 1873, La Porte, Indiana, United States
Died: June 3, 1936, Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Education: Princeton University
Harvard University,
Lived: Red Roof, Eastern Point, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA (42.58342, -70.65782)
Buried: Red Roof, Eastern Point, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA (42.58342, -70.65782) (ashes)
Find A Grave Memorial# 7924669
Party: Republican Party
Battles and wars: World War I
Books: Banking Problems, Statistics for the United States, 1867-1909
Awards: Legion of Honour, Distinguished Service Medal

Henry Davis Sleeper was a noted antiquarian, collector, and interior decorator. The Harvard economist A. Piatt Andrew who had built a handsome summer mansion, Red Roof, on a rock ledge above the harbor, introduced Henry Sleeper to the Eastern Point in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the spring of 1906. Sleeper was much taken by the location and immediately decided to build a little further along the ledge from Red Roof. Construction of Beauport, Sleeper's relatively modestly scaled Arts and Crafts-style house began in the fall of 1907 and was sufficiently finished to receive A. Piatt Andrew as a houseguest in May 1908. Abram Piatt Andrew Jr. was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Also Sleeper became the U.S. Representative, and a major fundraiser for the American Field Service, an ambulance corps founded by Andrew early during World War I. Sleeper died in Massachusetts General Hospital of leukemia on September 22, 1934 and is buried in his family's plot in Mount Auburn Cemetery located in Watertown and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Andrew wrote the memorial tribute published in the Gloucester Daily Times. A gay man, some source say that Sleeper was in a relationship with Andrew. Others state that the two were just friends.
Together from 1906 to 1934: 28 years.
Abram Piatt Andrew Jr. (February 12, 1873 – June 3, 1936)
Henry Davis Sleeper (March 27, 1878 - September 22, 1934)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Red Roof was the Gloucester Massachusetts home of Congressman A. Piatt Andrew.
Address: Eastern Point, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA (42.58342, -70.65782)
Type: Private Property
Place
Built in 1902, Design by Joseph Everett Chandler (1863-1946)
Red Roof was built to A. Piatt Andreaw’s own specifications and design on Eastern Point overlooking the Gloucester harbor. Andrew died at Red Roof in June of 1936. After his death Andrew’s sister maintained the home as a memorial to her brother. The house remained in the family until recently, largely untouched since 1936. The library or "dugout" was added to the house in 1909. The rooms, which consist of the main library and two small rooms on either side of a short hallway that leads from the house, were meant to be fireproof. The walls were cinder block, the shelves metal, and the roof terra cotta. Red Roof was torn down but parts of it are being preserved, including the Garden Room onto the upper terrace. This is the spot where Andrew lay in a hospital bed as Ike Patch held his hand while he passed away.
Life
Who: Abram Piatt Andrew, Jr. (February 12, 1873 – June 3, 1936)
A. Piatt Andrew was an economist, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, the founder and director of the American Ambulance Field Service during WWI, and a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts, and was instructor and assistant professor of economics at Harvard University from 1900 to 1909. He died on June 3, 1936, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, at his home "Red Roof" from influenza, which he had been suffering from for several weeks. The following day the United States House of Representatives adjourned at 2:55 p.m. to honor his death. His remains were cremated and the ashes scattered from an airplane flying over his estate on Eastern Point in Gloucester. A lifelong bachelor, some sources state that Andrew was in a relationship with his neighbor, interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper (1878-1934.) Others state that the two were just friends.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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