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Alfred Cornelius Lynch was an English actor on stage, film and television.
Born: January 26, 1931, Whitechapel, United Kingdom
Died: December 16, 2003
Partner: James Culliford
TV shows: Manhunt

Alfred Cornelius Lynch was an actor on stage, film and television. After attending a Roman Catholic school, he worked in a drawing office as a draughtsman before entering national service. Around 1953, whilst working in a factory, he attended theatre acting evening classes, at which he met his life partner, James Culliford, another cockney drama student; they fell in love, and were together for nearly 50 years. Culliford was an actor on stage, film and television. Some of his noted roles are The Entertainer (1960), Quatermass and the Pit (1967) and The Trygon Factor (1969). He also appeared in the Doctor Who serial Frontier in Space in 1973. Jimmy Culliford suffered a stroke in 1972, after which he and Alfie moved from London to Brighton, where, until Jimmy's death in 2002, Alfie largely put aside his career to look after him. It was the central relationship of Alfie's life. He attracted many passionate admirers but, despite little detours and adventures, which included a fling with Rudolf Nureyev, it was to Jimmy that he always returned.
Together from (around) 1953 to 2002: 49 years.
Alfred Lynch (January 26, 1931 – December 16, 2003)
James Culliford (September 8, 1927 – March 2002)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and its large LGBT population, leading to its reverence as the "gay capital of the UK."
Address: Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove BN1 7HA, UK (50.82253, -0.13716)
Type: Historic Street (open to public)
Principal destination for LGBT tourism
Place
From the 1730s, Brighton entered its second phase of development—one which brought a rapid improvement in its fortunes. The contemporary fad for drinking and bathing in seawater as a purported cure for illnesses was enthusiastically encouraged by Dr Richard Russell from nearby Lewes. He sent many patients to "take the cure" in the sea at Brighton, published a popular treatise on the subject, and moved to the town soon afterwards (the Royal Albion, one of Brighton's early hotels, occupies the site of his house). Others were already visiting the town for recreational purposes before Russell became famous, and his actions coincided with other developments which made Brighton more attractive to visitors. From the 1760s it was a boarding point for boats travelling to France; road transport to London was improved when the main road via Crawley was turnpiked in 1770; and spas and indoor baths were opened by other entrepreneurial physicians such as Sake Dean Mahomed and Anthony Relhan (who also wrote the town's first guidebook). From 1780, development of the Georgian terraces had started, and the fishing village developed as the fashionable resort of Brighton. Growth of the town was further encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent (later King George IV) after his first visit in 1783. He spent much of his leisure time in the town and constructed the Royal Pavilion during the early part of his Regency. In this period the modern form of the name Brighton came into common use. The arrival of the London and Brighton Railway in 1841 brought Brighton within the reach of day-trippers from London. The population grew from around 7,000 in 1801 to more than 120,000 by 1901. Many of the major attractions were built during the Victorian era, such as the Grand Hotel (1864), the West Pier (1866), and the Palace Pier (1899). Prior to either of these structures, the famous Chain Pier was built, to the designs of Captain Samuel Brown. It lasted from 1823 to 1896, and is featured in paintings by both Turner and Constable. Because of boundary changes, the land area of Brighton expanded from 1,640 acres (7 km2) in 1854 to 14,347 acres (58 km2) in 1952. New housing estates were established in the acquired areas, including Moulsecoomb, Bevendean, Coldean and Whitehawk. The major expansion of 1928 also incorporated the villages of Patcham, Ovingdean and Rottingdean, and much council housing was built in parts of Woodingdean after WWII. Gentrification since then has made Brighton more fashionable again. Recent housing in North Laine, for instance, has been designed in keeping with the area. In 1997, Brighton and Hove were joined to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, which was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the millennium celebrations in 2000. Brighton is generally agreed to be the unofficial "gay capital" of the UK, and records LGBT history in the city since the XIX century. Many LGBT pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, cafés and shops are located around Brighton and in particular around St James's Street in Kemptown. Several LGBT charities, publishers, social and support groups are also based in the city. Brighton Pride is the largest Pride event in the UK, celebrated at the start of August and attracting around 160,000 people every year. In a 2014 estimate, 11–15% of the city's population aged 16 or over is thought to be lesbian, gay or bisexual. The city also had the highest percentage of same-sex households in the UK in 2004 and the largest number of civil partnership registrations outside London in 2013.
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Who: Alfred Cornelius Lynch (January 26, 1931 – December 16, 2003) and James Culliford (September 8, 1927 – March 2002)
Alfred Lynch was an English actor on stage, film and television. Lynch was born in Whitechapel, London, the son of a plumber. After attending a Roman Catholic school, he worked in a drawing office as a draughtsman before entering national service. Around 1953, whilst working in a factory, he attended theatre acting evening classes, at which he met his life partner, James Culliford. James Culliford was a British actor on stage, film and television. Jimmy Culliford suffered a stroke in 1972, after which he and Alfie moved from London to Brighton, where, until Jimmy's death in 2002, Alfie largely put aside his career to look after him. It was the central relationship of Alfie's life. He attracted many passionate admirers but, despite little detours and adventures, which included a fling with Nureyev, it was to Jimmy that he always returned. Jimmy died in 2002. Lynch died the following year.



Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312
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Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Fernand Legros was an art dealer who, together with his lover Real Lessard, sold the art forgeries of Elmyr de Hory.
Born: January 26, 1931, Ismailia, Egypt
Died: April 7, 1983, Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, France
Buried: Chassenuil-sur-Bonnieure, Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, Departement de la Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France

Fernand Legros was an art dealer who, together with his lover Real Lessard, sold the art forgeries of Elmyr de Hory. In the 50s, Legros and de Hory traveled all over the US and sold De Hory's paintings to galleries. Legros kept most of the profits without telling De Hory. Legros also befriended French-Canadian Real Lessard and they began an uneven relationship. Legros occasionally accused Lessard of infidelity, although he himself slept with other men. Sometimes Legros crossed the US border and when the customs checked his luggage, he said that the paintings were just copies. US customs officials contacted art experts to verify it. The experts decided the paintings were actually genuine and Legros be liable for a toll. Later Legros used the US customs documents to verify the authenticity of the paintings. In 1964, figures in the art market became suspicious and police begun to close in. Legros and Lessard moved to Zurich and sent de Hory to Australia for a year and then to Ibiza. Later Legros moved to Ibiza and evicted de Hory. Shortly afterwards police apprehended Legros and Lessard, charged them with forgery and fraud. The men were given prison sentences.
Together from (before) 1955 to 1983: 28 years.
Fernand Legros (January 26, 1931 – April 7, 1983)
Real Lessard (born November 15, 1939)



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Release Date: September 21, 2014
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At Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure (in the Charente department in Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes) is buried Fernand Legros (January 26, 1931-April 6, 1983), art dealer who, together with his lover Real Lessard, sold the art forgeries of Elmyr de Hory.



Queer Places, Vol. 3 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906695
ISBN-10: 1532906692
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Buried: Clearwater Municipal Cemetery, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA

Eleonora Sears was an American tennis player of the interwar period. She was also a champion squash player, and prominent in other sports. In 1917, she met actress Eva Le Gallienne while in New York to attend the theater. Then in 1922, while in Paris, she met Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and David Windsor, Prince of Wales and future King of England. Among her friends and lovers were Isabel Pell, Mercedes de Acosta, Isadora Duncan, Alla Nazimova, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo, and Marlene Dietrich. Eleanor Roosevelt was one of Eleo’s close friends. As Eleo aged, a Frenchwoman, Marie Gendron, often called “Madame”, took her up. She seduced the older woman and then started isolating her from old friends and relatives. Soon Madame and Eleo were living the high life in Palm Beach, with only each other’s company. By 1965, she had Eleo’s power of attorney, and was running the household and stables. Eleo died in 1968 at the age of 86. Her will had donated to six hospitals, all of which she had helped in the past; the rest of her estate was to go to Madame, who tried to cut the hospitals out of the gifts. Madame lost in court and was left with “only” $40 million.
Together from (before) 1965 to 1968: 3 years
Eleonora Randolph Sears (September 28, 1881 – March 16, 1968)
Madame Marie V. Gendron (July 22, 1903 - January 26, 2004)



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Eleanora Randolph Sears (1881-1968), great-great-great granddaughter of President Thomas Jefferson and who pioneered women in professional sports as a champion tennis player, golfer and equestrian, is buried inside the Sears Family Crypt, Walnut Hills Cemetery (96 Grove St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467). In her last years she was living in Florida with Marie V. Gendron (1903-2004), “Madame”. Gendron is buried at Clearwater Municipal Cemetery (1300 S Myrtle Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756).



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Buried alongside: Roy Strickland
Anniversary: December 19, 1949

Roy Strickland and William M. Wynkoop celebrated at Fedora's on their 43 anniversary, where they happily told a dinner companion how they had fallen in love back in 1950. "I remember December 19, 1949, was a remarkably warm night," said Wynkoop. "It was about 9:15 and I was walking across Washington Square Park. I saw Roy on a bench and sat down next to him." "So you picked me up," said Strickland. "Let's just say we picked each other up," said Wynkoop. "Do you remember what we talked about?" "No, I just remember how handsome you looked," said Strickland. William, a retired professor, worried for Roy, since they were not legally married and he could not pass him his retirement. They both died in 2003, 2 months apart, William 87 and Roy 85, after living together for more than 53 years. They are buried together at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle, New Jersey.
Together from 1949 to 2003: 54 years.
P. Roy Strickland (April 30, 1918 – July 28, 2003)
William M. Wynkoop (January 26, 1916 – May 24, 2003)
Anniversary: December 19, 1949



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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In 1952, responding to slow business, a letter went out to several hundred gay men. As a result, Fedora's (239 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014) became a popular gay restaurant, and is now New York city's oldest continuously operating restaurant with a large gay clientele. In the 2000s, it was transformed from a bar to a supper club. William M. Wynkoop (1916–2003) and Roy Strickland (1918–2003) celebrated at Fedora's on their 43rd anniversary on December 19, 1992, where they happily told a dinner companion how they had found each other, fallen in love and stayed together. "I remember December 19, 1949, was a remarkably warm night," said Wynkoop, at the time a 76-year-old retired professor of English literature. "It was about 9:15 and I was walking across Washington Square Park. I saw Roy on a bench and sat down next to him." "So you picked me up," said the at the time 74-year-old Strickland, who was retired from the flower store where he worked after having prepared displays for several department stores. "Let's just say we picked each other up," said Wynkoop. "Do you remember what we talked about?" "No, I just remember how handsome you looked," said Strickland.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Release Date: July 24, 2016
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At Greenwood Cemetery (707 Schoolhouse Rd, Brielle, NJ 08730) are buried Roy Strickland (1918-2003) and William Wynkoop (1916-2003): they both died in 2003, 2 months apart, William 87 and Roy 85, after living together for more than 53 years. Moreover also Gordon Merrick (1916–1988), author best-known for his “The Lord Won't Mind” trilogy, is buried here.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1532901909
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