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Samuel M. Steward, also known by the pen name Phil Andros, was a novelist and tattoo artist from Ohio, later based in Oakland. Thornton Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth—and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day. Gertrude Stein, who at the time regularly corresponded with the both of them, introduced Steward to Wilder. Wilder drafted the third act of Our Town during a brief visit by Steward in Zurich, their first meeting. They began a sexual friendship then that lasted 11 years. Steward kept records of his many sexual encounters in a card index he called his "Stud File". They included Rudolph Valentino (a month before his death at 31, when Steward was 17) and Roy Fitzgerald Douglas (who became Rock Hudson). Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade by Justin Spring was published in 2010. The book was the recipient of many literary honors, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Timeline & Places:

• July 23, 1909: born.

• 1927: attended Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, Stati Uniti

• December 31, 1993: died.

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Orry-Kelly was the professional name of Orry George, a prolific Hollywood costume designer. He studied art in Sydney, and worked as a tailor's apprentice and window dresser. He journeyed to New York to pursue an acting career. He shared an apartment there with Charlie Spangles and Cary Grant. At the time, Cary Grant was Archibald Leach. Kelly and Grant carried on a domestic existence as a gay couple, developing a reputation for throwing wild parties. A job painting murals in a nightclub led to his employment by Fox East Coast studios illustrating titles. He designed costumes and sets for Broadway's Shubert Revues and George White's Scandals. Kelly went to Hollywood in 1932, working for all the major studios and designed for all the great actresses of the day, including Bette Davis, Kay Francis, Olivia de Havilland, Katharine Hepburn, Dolores del Río, Ava Gardner, Ann Sheridan, Barbara Stanwyck, and Merle Oberon. While in Los Angeles, he was living with Milton Owen, a former stage manager, a relationship that was acknowledged also by Kelly's mother. When he died, his pallbearers included Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Billy Wilder and George Cukor and Jack Warner read his eulogy.

Timeline & Places:

• December 31, 1897: born.

• February 27, 1964: died. Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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A dancer with New York City Opera Ballet, Western Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater, and Milwaukee Ballet, Jorge Samaniego choreographed for Puerto Rican Dance Theater and the Des Moines Ballet in Iowa. In 1978, the Des Moines Ballet directed their attention towards a more professional presentation and retained Jorge Samaniego as Artistic Director and Kenneth MacDonald as Associate Artistic Director. They provided the necessary expertise and artistic direction to make the company a reality in a very short time. Dance Magazine lists as Samaniego's surviving companion Kenneth MacDonald. On the AIDS quilt, MacDonald did for Samaniego, he wrote: "To Jorge Samaniego, my tears, my love, Kenneth" Kenneth MacDonald died of AIDS in 1995. On another panel, they are listed together, side by side.

Timeline & Places:

• December 31, 1948: born.

• 1978 to 1995: worked at Des Moines Ballet, 121 S 11th St #100, West Des Moines, IA 50265, Stati Uniti

• April 20, 1995: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Timeline & Places:
• December 31, 1948: born.
• 1978 to 1995: worked at Des Moines Ballet, 121 S 11th St #100, West Des Moines, IA 50265, Stati Uniti
• April 20, 1995: died.
References:
Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World

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Bessy Marbury was born and raised in the affluent and cultured home of one of 19th century New York's oldest and most prominent "society" families. Elizabeth Arden’s name is a household word; her line of cosmetics are popular in the world. She invented the beauty industry at a time when most women were preparing their own lotions and creams at home. Using artful packaging to convey an image of quality, Arden collaborated with a chemist to create the first “scientific” makeup formulations. She introduced modern eye makeup to America, and created the concept of the makeover. In the 1930s, it was said that there were only three American names known in every corner of the globe: Singer Sewing Machines, Coca-Cola, and Elizabeth Arden. Less well known was Arden’s intimate relationship with literary agent Bessie Marbury. It was perhaps a case of opposites attract: Arden was beautiful, fit, and politically conservative, while Marbury was an older, obese political firebrand. While they were together, Arden supported her girlfriend’s Democratic fundraising and feminist activities. They spent many weekends at Marbury’s Maine home, Lakeside Farm. After Marbury’s death in 1933, Arden bought the property with the intention of fulfilling Marbury’s wish that it be turned into a home for working women—though it eventually became part of a luxury resort instead.

Timeline & Places:

• December 31, 1878: born.

• 1933 to 1966: managed Maine Chance Spa, Maine Chance Ln, Mt Vernon, ME 04352, Stati Uniti

• 1940s: lived at Claridge's, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR, Regno Unito

• October 18, 1966: died. Buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Paul Bowles was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator. Jane Bowles was an American writer and playwright. Jane spent her life examining lesbian identity with an honest and sardonic wit. Jane's adventures in the lesbian and gay bars of Greenwich Village, and her open pursuit of women lovers, caused her mother and her family consternation. In 1937, she was introduced to Paul--himself a homosexual--and agreed to marry him. The two soon recognized that their marriage would succeed only as a platonic friendship; both continued their homosexual liaisons. After a brief sojourn in France, they were prominent among the literary figures of New York throughout the 1940s, with Paul working under Virgil Thomson as a music critic at the New York Herald Tribune. In 1947, Bowles settled in Tangier, Morocco. Except for winters spent in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) during the early 1950s, Tangier was Paul Bowles’ home for the remaining 52 years of his life. Paul Bowles died in 1999 at the age of 88. His ashes are buried in Lakemont Cemetery in upstate New York.

Timeline & Places:

• December 30, 1910: born.

• 1930s: attended University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Stati Uniti

• 1940: lived at February House, 7 Middagh St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Stati Uniti, sharing with Carson McCullers, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Gypsy Rose Lee

• 1947: lived at Rue Riad Sultan, Tanger, Marocco

• 1952: lived at Taprobane Island, Sri Lanka

• November 18, 1999: died. Buried at Lakemont Cemetery, Dundee, NY 14837, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Larry Duplechan's life partner, since 1976, is his college sweetheart Greg Harvey, legally married in 2008. For years, Duplechan struggled in the music business. "I was in a relationship with a man who, while he really admired my talent, really, really wanted me to be home having dinner with him. He said, 'You can continue to do this singing thing, or you can be with me, but you can't do both.' I actually chose the guy and stopped singing. So I wrote instead." Larry Duplechan is the author of five novels, including Blackbird (1986) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Got ‘til It’s Gone (2008). His erotic art is posted at ChoklitDaddysSketchbook.blogspot.com. Greg Harvey is a banker, and Larry’s biggest fan.

Timeline & Places:

• December 30, 1956: born.

• 1970s: attended University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Denton Welch started at the Goldsmith School of Art in New Cross in 1933, where he studied for 3 years; among his teachers was the printmaker and graphic designer Edward Bawden. He moved into a house near Greenwich Park where the landlady was Evelyn Sinclair, who became a close lifelong friend. Eric Oliver was introduced to Welch in November 1943 at a time when Oliver, a conscientious objector, was working on the land and Welch was living as a semi-invalid, following a road accident when he was 20, near Hadlow, in Kent. The intensity of Welch's emotions was not returned, for on his own admission Oliver was incapable of love ("You must never take me seriously," he wrote in the only letter of his to Welch which survives), but, once they had sorted out the imbalance in their relationship, Oliver moved in with him, and as Welch's physical condition deteriorated Oliver nursed him with practical expertise. When Welch died on December 30, 1948, in Oliver's arms, the manuscript of his third and finest novel, A Voice Through a Cloud, lay by the bed, and Oliver was instrumental in John Lehmann’s publishing it in 1950, with a foreword signed by Oliver but probably written by Lehmann.

Timeline & Places:

• March 29, 1915: born.

• 1930s: attended Repton School, Willington Rd, Repton, Derby DE65 6FH, Regno Unito

• 1931: lived at 33 The Little Boltons, Kensington, London SW10 9LL, Regno Unito

• 1933: lived at 34 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER, Regno Unito

• 1935: lived at Middle Orchard, Crouch, Borough Green, Sevenoaks TN15 8QB, Regno Unito, sharing with Eric Oliver

• December 30, 1948: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532906315
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Mercedes de Acosta was involved in numerous lesbian relationships with Broadway’s and Hollywood's elite and did not attempt to hide her sexuality, which was rare in her generation. In 1916, she began an affair with actress Alla Nazimova and later with dancer Isadora Duncan. After her relationship with actress Eva Le Gallienne ended, she was involved with several famous actresses and dancers including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Ona Munson, and Russian ballerina Tamara Platonovna Karsavina. Additional unsubstantiated rumors include Pola Negri, Eleonora Duse, Katharine Cornell, and Alice B. Toklas. Mercedes threatened to throw Dietrich into a swimming pool if she continued to send flowers (Dietrich had been inundating Acosta with tulips, roses, and orchids). Unlike her professional celebrity, which was carefully crafted and maintained, Marlene Dietrich's personal life was kept out of public view. Dietrich, who was bisexual, enjoyed the thriving gay scene of the time and drag balls of 1920s Berlin. She also defied conventional gender roles through her boxing at Turkish trainer and prizefighter Sabri Mahir’s boxing studio in Berlin, which opened to women in the late 1920s. As Austrian writer Hedwig (Vicki) Baum recalls in her memoir, "I don't know how the feminine element sneaked into those masculine realms [the boxing studio], but in any case, only three or four of us were tough enough to go through with it (Marlene Dietrich was one)."

Timeline & Places:

• December 27, 1901: born.

• 1924 to 1925: lived at The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EU, Regno Unito

• 1936: lived at Claridge's, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR, Regno Unito

• 1970s: lived at 993 Park Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

• May 6, 1992: died. Buried at Friedhof Schöneberg III, 12161 Berlino, Germania

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Sir Alan Arthur Bates, CBE was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. John Curry was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. Prior to the 1976 World Championships, Curry was outed as gay by a German tabloid newspaper, Bild-Zeitung. It caused a brief scandal in Europe at the time, but the press and public generally ignored Curry’s sexual orientation for many years afterwards. In 1987, Curry was diagnosed with HIV, and in 1991 with AIDS. Before his death, he spoke openly to the press about both his disease and his sexual orientation. He died of an AIDS-related heart attack on April 15, 1994 in Binton; he was 44 years old. A 2007 biography of actor Alan Bates claimed that Curry and Bates had a two-year affair, and that Curry died in Bates' arms. Other than Curry, Bates had numerous homosexual relationships throughout his life, including those with actors Nickolas Grace and Peter Wyngarde.

Timeline & Places:

• February 17, 1934: born.

• 1950s: attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 62-64 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6ED, Regno Unito

• 1960s: lived at 1 Earls Terrace, Kensington, London W8 6LP, Regno Unito, sharing with Peter Wyngarde

• December 27, 2003: died. Buried at All Saints, Bradbourne, Ashbourne DE6 1PD, Regno Unito

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532906315
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1544067569
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William Haines was an American film actor and interior designer. On a trip to New York in 1926, Haines met James "Jimmie" Shields, probably as a pick-up on the street. Haines convinced Shields to move to Los Angeles, promising to get him work as an extra. In 1933, Haines was asked to choose between a sham marriage and his relationship with Shields. Haines chose Shields. Haines and Shields remained together for the rest of their lives. Haines died from lung cancer; soon afterward Shields, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, put on Haines' pajamas, took an overdose of pills, and crawled into their bed to die. They were interred side by side in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. Joan Crawford, with whom the two men maintained a lifelong friendship, called them "the happiest married couple in Hollywood."

Timeline & Places:

• January 2, 1900: born.

• 1926: built 1712 N Stanley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

• 1930s: lived at 651 Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Stati Uniti

• 1944 to 1973: lived at 601 Lorna Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA, sharing with Jimmie Shields

• 1963: decorated Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, Stati Uniti

• December 26, 1973: died. Buried at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, 1847 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Jimmie Shields (May 24, 1905 - March 5, 1974)

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979617406
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At ten years old, Horace Walpole was sent to Eton College, where he became part of the "Quadruple Alliance" of sensitive literary friends, which included Thomas Gray, who was to become the most popular poet of the century, Richard West and Thomas Ashton. Gray was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, published in 1751. Walpole and Gray remained friends throughout the latter's life, and Walpole continued to champion his poetry and defend him personally in the many years he survived him. When Walpole decided to go travelling on the “Grand Tour” with Gray, he wrote a will whereby he left Gray all his belongings. In Europe the two had a bitter falling out that took years to put behind them. In later life, Walpole admitted that the fault lay primarily with himself: "to have been inattentive and insensible to the feelings of one I thought below me.”

Timeline & Places:

• December 26, 1716: born at 39 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, Regno Unito

• 1730s: attended Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW, Regno Unito

• 1734: attended University Of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2, Regno Unito

• July 31, 1771: died. Buried at St Giles, Stoke Poges, Slough SL2, Regno Unito. Memorial at Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, Regno Unito

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532906315
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Liane de Pougy was a Folies Bergères dancer renowned as one of Paris's most beautiful and notorious courtesans. Her lesbian affair with writer Natalie Clifford Barney is recorded in her novel Idylle Saphique (1901). In 1899, after seeing de Pougy at a dance hall in Paris, Barney presented herself at de Pougy's residence in a page costume and announced that she was a "page of love" sent by Sappho. Although de Pougy was one of the most famous women in France at the time, constantly sought after by wealthy and titled men, Barney's audacity charmed and seduced her. The two were said to have had deep feelings for each other for the remainder of their lives. One of Barney’s most compelling works, Amants féminins ou la troisième (1926) is based on a tumultuous three-way love affair between Barney, Italian baroness Mimi Franchetti (one of Renata Borgatti’s lovers), and de Pougy. Liane married two time, at 16 with a naval officer, Armand Pourpe (one son, Marc Pourpe), and in 1910 with Prince Georges Ghika. Her son's death as an aviator in WWI turned her towards religion and she became a tertiary of the Order of Saint Dominic as Sister Anne-Mary.

Timeline & Places:

• July 2, 1869: born.

• December 26, 1950: died. Buried at Collège Champittet, Chemin de Champittet 1, 1009 Pully, Svizzera

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1544068435 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544068433
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Edgar Otis Charles was the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Charles was married for 42 years and had five children. After his retirement in 1993, Charles publicly came out as gay, the first Christian bishop ever to take such a step. Soon after he and his wife divorced. He relocated to San Francisco, where he helped to found the California branch of the Oasis Commission. He married Dr. Felipe Sanchez-Paris on September 29, 2008. Dr. Sanchez-Paris was a graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  He served on the faculty of a number of universities, retiring in 2000 after 18 years as a Professor of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Bakersfield. The two appear in the documentary film Love Free or Die, testifying about a resolution directing the Episcopal Church to create a provisional rite for the blessing of same-gender relationships at its General Convention in Anaheim, Ca, in 2009. The couple met in 2001, and have been members of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco and involved with OASIS California, the diocesan LGBT ministry. They had a Commitment Ceremony held at St. Gregory of Nissa in 2004. Bishop E. Otis Charles died less than 5 months after his partner, on December 26, 2013, in San Francisco, California.

Timeline & Places:

• April 24, 1926: born.

• December 26, 2013: died. Buried at St Mark, 231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Felipe Sanchez-Paris (1941 - July 31, 2013)

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Robert Joffrey (born Abdullah Jaffa Bey Khan) was an American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet with Gerald Arpino in 1956. He is known for his highly imaginative modern ballets. The company grew from a small touring group to become one of the most prominent dance troupes in US. Gerald Arpino studied ballet with Mary Ann Wells, while stationed with the Coast Guard in Seattle, Washington. Arpino first met Robert Joffrey at Wells' school. After the death of Robert Joffrey in 1988, Arpino became the Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet. Joffrey was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame in 2000. Malcolm McDowell plays a character loosely based on Arpino in the Robert Altman film The Company.

Timeline & Places:

• December 24, 1930: born.

• March 25, 1988: died. Buried at St John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman was a prominent 19th century American author. She is best known for two collections of stories, A Humble Romance and Other Stories (1887) and A New England Nun and Other Stories (1891). Her stories deal mostly with New England life and are among the best of their kind. Many of her celebrated stories are characterized by intense love and passionate devotion between women. Freeman is also remembered for her novel Pembroke (1894), and she contributed a notable chapter to the collaborative novel The Whole Family (1908). After her father's death, she went to live with the family of her life-long friend Mary John Wales. The two Marys lived together until her often-postponed marriage to Dr. Charles M. Freeman in 1902. Mary John was one of her few friends and it was a friendship of such intensity and love that it would survive until Mary John's death in 1914 (?). In April 1926, Freeman became the first recipient of the William Dean Howells Medal for Distinction in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She died in Metuchen and was interred in Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

Timeline & Places:

• February 26, 1847: born.

• 1883: lived at Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, Stati Uniti

• December 24, 1900: died. Buried at Central Cemetery, 327 North St, Randolph, MA 02368, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Hans von Marees was a German painter. He mainly painted country scenes in a realistic style. Marees' lifelong companion was art theorist and critic Konrad Fiedler, who, in his Kunstwissenschaft, created the theory of pure form, rejecting the concepts of Beauty and Art. However, Marees also had an 8 years love affair with sculptor Adolph von Hildebrand. In 1869, von Marees visited France, the Netherlands and Spain with Fiedler. He served in military in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) and then lived in Berlin and Dresden for a while. In 1873, he decorated the library walls of the newly built German Marine Zoological Institute in Naples, Italy with von Hildebrand. In 1877, von Hildebrand married Irene Schäuffelen. A painting by von Marees immortalized this event, with Irene in the middle of von Marees and von Hildebrand, with von Hildebrand reaching out to von Marees. Von Marees spent the last years of his life in Rome, supported by Fiedler. He died there in 1887, at the age of 49, and was buried in the Protestant Cemetery.

Timeline & Places:

• December 24, 1837: born.

• June 5, 1887: died. Buried at Campo Cestio, Via Caio Cestio, 6, 00153 Roma RM, Italia

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906695 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532906692
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Queer Italy: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979631700
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Vincent Gabriel Fourcade was a French interior designer. "Outrageous luxury is what our clients want," he once said. Robert Denning was an American interior designer whose lush interpretations of French Victorian decor became an emblem of corporate raider tastes in the 1980s. Fourcade met Denning in 1959, when Denning was a protégé of Edgar de Evia. He had acquired an eye for design and effect from working with the photographer on sets for many fabric and furniture accounts, and with whom he shared one of the most magnificent Manhattan apartments on the top three floors of the Rhinelander Mansion. In 1960, Denning and Fourcade formed the firm of Denning & Fourcade, Inc., which would for over forty-five years set a standard for a list of clients that read like a social registry. Referred to in New York magazine as "...the Odd Couple. Boyish, down-to-earth Denning is the hardest worker, while Fourcade sniffs the client air to gauge if it's socially registered before he goes beyond the fringe." Denning 'reinvented' himself to use his own word, after Fourcade's death from AIDS in 1992. He died in his apartment in the Lombardy Hotel in New York City in 2005.

Timeline & Places:

• February 27, 1934: born.

• 1959 to 1992: lived at 125 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021, USA, sharing with Robert Denning

• 1959 to 1992: lived at Bridgehampton, NY, Stati Uniti, sharing with Robert Denning

• 1980s to 1992: lived at 16 Rue de Chazelles, 75017 Paris, Francia, sharing with Robert Denning

• December 23, 1992: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979628807
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532906692
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Jane Addams was a pioneer settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. She revolutionized American social reform by founding Hull House, an institution Addams established in a poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants. Addams later became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her closest adult companion and friend was wealthy philanthropist Mary Rozet Smith, who supported Addams's work at Hull House, and with whom she shared a romantic friendship. They always slept in the same room and the same bed, and when they traveled Jane even wired ahead to be sure they would get a hotel room with a double bed. It was said that, "Mary Smith became and always remained the highest and clearest note in the music that was Jane Addams' personal life". Together they owned a summerhouse in Bar Harbor, Maine. When apart, they would write to each other at least once a day - sometimes twice. Addams would write to Smith, "I miss you dreadfully and am yours 'til death". The letters also show that the women saw themselves as a married couple: "There is reason in the habit of married folks keeping together", Addams wrote to Smith.

Timeline & Places:

• December 23, 1868: born.

• 1893 to 1934: lived at Hull House, 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607, Stati Uniti, sharing with Jane Addams

• 1904 to 1934: lived at Thorncraig, Bar Harbor, Maine, Stati Uniti

• February 22, 1934: died. Buried at Graceland Cemetery, 4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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May Sarton is the pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton, an American poet, novelist, and memoirist. In 1945 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she met Judy Matlack, who became her partner for the next thirteen years. They separated in 1956, when Sarton's father died and Sarton moved to Nelson, New Hampshire. Honey in the Hive (1988) is about their relationship. In her memoir At Seventy, she reflected on Judy's importance in her life and how her Unitarian Universalist upbringing shaped her. Sarton later moved to York, Maine. Matlack died in 1982. In 1990, Sarton suffered a stroke, severely reducing her ability to concentrate and write. After several months, she was able to dictate her final journals, starting with Endgame, which celebrated the joys of her life. Although many of her earlier works, such as Encounter in April, contain vivid erotic female imagery, May Sarton often emphasized in her journals that she did not see herself as a "lesbian" writer, instead wanting to touch on what is universally human about love in all its manifestations. She died of breast cancer on July 16, 1995, and is buried in Nelson, New Hampshire.

Timeline & Places:

• September 9, 1898: born.

• December 22, 1982: died. Buried at Quaker Burial Ground, Tower Hill Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1548165963 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1548165964
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Willa Cather was an American author. In 1923, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours. At the beginning of her college career at the University of Nebraska in the late 19th century, she called herself Dr. William and dressed virtually in male drag. By the end of her college years, her presentation was considerably more feminine, but she continued her amorous relationships with other women. These included her college friend Louise Pound; the Pittsburgh socialite Isabelle McClung, with whom Cather traveled to Europe and was involved for about twelve years; the opera singer Olive Fremstad; the pianist Yaltah Menuhin; and most notably, the editor Edith Lewis, with whom Cather lived the last 39 years of her life. The two women lived together in a series of apartments in New York City from 1908 until the writer's death in 1947. Cather selected Lewis as the literary trustee for her estate. Edith Lewis, author of the biography Willa Cather Living (1953), died in 1972 in the apartment the couple had shared. They are buried near to each other in Old Burying Ground, Jaffrey Center, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

Timeline & Places:

• December 22, 1882: born.

• 1906: lived at 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1909 to 1913: lived at 82 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10011, USA, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1913 to 1927: lived at 5 Bank St, New York, NY 10014, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1920s: lived at Shattuck Inn Resort, 53 Dublin Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1922: lived at 120 Whistle Rd, Grand Manan, NB E5G 1B3, Canada, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1927 to 1932: lived at The Grosvenor Hotel, 35 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1940s: lived at 570 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• August 11, 1972: died. Buried at Old Burying Ground, 23 Knight Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Willa Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947)

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979628807
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Rupert Doone was an English dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and teacher. In Paris on November 1925, Doone met and fell in love with Robert Medley, who was the cofounder of the Group Theatre. Charles Robert Owen Medley CBE, RA, always known as Robert Medley, was an English painter who worked in both abstract and figurative styles, and a theatre designer. He held several teaching positions, in London and Rome. At school, Medley was the friend of W.H. Auden, and first suggested that Auden might write poetry (although Medley did not know at the time that he had this effect). As described in his memoir, Drawn from the Life, in his early years he believed he was heterosexual (and therefore did not understand Auden's erotic intentions toward him until they spent a single weekend together after both had left school). Medley and Doone lived together until Doone's death, because of multiple sclerosis. Medley and Doone invited Auden to write plays for the Group Theatre, and through Auden, Medley met Stephen Spender, Louis MacNeice, and others who became associated with the Group.

Timeline & Places:

• December 19, 1905: born.

• 1919 to 1923: attended Greshams School, Cromer Rd, Holt NR25 6EA, Regno Unito

• 1923: attended Byam Shaw School of Art (now Central Sain Martins), Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, Regno Unito

• 1924: attended Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT, Regno Unito

• 1940s: lived at 46 Fitzroy St, Kings Cross, London W1T 5BR, Regno Unito, sharing with Rupert Doone.

• October 20, 1994: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532906315
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1544067568 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544067569
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Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author. Taylor had a close relationship with poet/diplomat George Henry Boker, founder of Nassau Monthly. Taylor was famous for his books about the Gold Rush in California, including Eldorado and California Life. He also wrote about passionate relationships between men, including Twin Love and the poem To a Persian Boy. Joseph and His Friend is considered the first American novel to deal with gay feelings. It recounts an intimate friendship between two men and is believed to be inspired by the poets Fitz-Greene Halleck and Joseph Rodman Drake, who died in young age: during a train ride Joseph Asten's eyes settle on a stranger, passenger Philip Held. Feeling his stare, Philip looks back. “[t]he usual reply to such a gaze is an unconscious defiance…but the look which seems to answer, 'We are men, let us know each other!' is, alas! Too rare in this world.” In time, yielding to “manly love...as tender and true as the love of woman,” they kiss. Yet, Joseph finds a potential bride, leaving Philip “vicariously happy, warmed in [his] lonely sphere by the far radiation of [Joseph's] nuptial bliss.”

Timeline & Places:

• January 11, 1825: born.

• 1859: built Cedarcroft, Cedarcroft Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348, Stati Uniti

• December 19, 1878: died. Buried at Longwood Cemetery, 945 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Ngô Xuân Diệu was a prominent Vietnamese poet. A colossal figure in modern Vietnamese literature, he wrote about 450 poems (largely in posthumous manuscripts) especially love poems, several short stories, and many notes, essays, and literary criticisms. Although well known for his love poems, he was married for only six months without consummating the marriage before divorcing from his wife and died a bachelor. Many people believe that he was homosexual along with his lifelong friend the famous poet Huy Cận, as shown through his many poems about love dedicated to (and apparently addressed to) various men. These poems include Tình trai (Man's Love, about the love affair between the French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine) and Em đi (You leave, a heartfelt poem dedicated to a younger man with whom the poet shared a house for several years). For two years (1938-1940), Xuân Diệu was Huy Cận's roommate at the College of Agriculture in Hanoi, from which he received his engineering degree in agricultural science in 1943.

Timeline & Places:

• February 2, 1916: born.

• 1943: attended National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Trâu Quỳ, Gia Lâm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

• December 18, 1985: died.

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Paul Cadmus was an American artist. Cadmus's sister, Fidelma, was the wife of philanthropist and arts patron Lincoln Kirstein. He is best known for his paintings and drawings of nude male figures. His works combined elements of eroticism and social critique to produce a style often called magic realism. He painted with egg tempera. He worked in commercial illustration as well, but Jared French, another tempera artist who befriended him and became his lover for a time, convinced him to devote himself completely to fine art. For a period, they worked together with French’s wife as well, calling themselves PaJaMa (Paul + Jared + Margaret). Jon Andersson, a former cabaret singer, who became Paul Cadmus's longtime companion of 35 years, was a subject of many of his works. The two met on a pier on Nantucket in 1964, when Andersson was twenty-seven and Cadmus was fifty-nine. "I never wanted to be with anyone else", Cadmus remarked. Thirty-six years later, at sixty-three and ninety-five, when Paul died, they were still together. Jon can be seen in the David Sutherland 1986 PBS Documentary about Paul Cadmus entitled Paul Cadmus, Enfant Terrible at 80.

Timeline & Places:

• December 17, 1904: born.

• 1919: attended National Academy Museum & School, 1083 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, Stati Uniti

• 1928: attended The Art Students League of New York, 215 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, Stati Uniti

• 1933: worked at 54 Morton St, New York, NY 10014, Stati Uniti

• 1940s: lived at 5 St Lukes Pl, New York, NY 10014, Stati Uniti, sharing with Jared French.

• 1960s: lived at Hartland, VT, Stati Uniti, sharing with George Tooker

• 1965 to 1999: lived at Weston, CT 06883, Stati Uniti

• December 12, 1999: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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William Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. In 1914, W. Somerset Maugham met Gerald Haxton, a young American who would be his companion until his death in 1944. Maugham married Syrie Wellcome, the former wife of Henry Wellcome. The marriage was unhappy, and Syrie divorced him in 1929, finding his relationship and travels with Haxton too difficult to live with. Maugham regarded Haxton as indispensable to his success as a writer. Maugham was painfully shy, and Haxton the extrovert gathered human material, which the author converted to fiction. Maugham placed a dedication in his 1949 compilation, A Writer’s Notebook: “In Loving Memory of My Friend Frederick Gerald Haxton, 1892 -1944.” After Haxton died in 1944, Maugham began a relationship with Alan Searle. Older men had already kept Searle, a young man from the London slum area of Bermondsey. He proved a devoted if not a stimulating companion. One of Maugham's friends, describing the difference between Haxton and Searle, said, "Gerald was vintage, Alan was vin ordinaire.”

Timeline & Places:

• January 25, 1874: born at 17 Great James Street, WC1N, London, UK

• 1882: lived at Maugham Court, Whitstable CT5 4RR, Regno Unito

• 1882: attended The King's School, 25 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2ES, Regno Unito

• 1890: Heidelberg University, Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germania

• 1897: attended St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7EH, Regno Unito

• 1897: lived at 11 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2LX, Regno Unito

• 1897 to 1898: lived at Calle de Guzmán el Bueno, 84, 28003 Madrid, Spagna

• 1901 to 1905: lived at 3 Rue Victor Considérant, 75014 Paris, Francia

• 1904: lived at 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5HH, Regno Unito

• 1908: lived at 23 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 2RP, Regno Unito

• 1911 to 1919: lived at Shaw House, 6 Chesterfield St, Mayfair, London W1J 5JQ, Regno Unito

• 1919: lived at 2 Wyndham Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 2PP, Regno Unito

• 1920s to 1930s: lived at The Langham, London, 1C Portland Pl, Regent St, W1B, UK

• 1923: lived at 43 Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London W1H, Regno Unito

• 1927: restored Villa La Mauresque, 52 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Francia

• 1960s: attended Coliseum Theatre, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malesia

• December 16, 1965: died. Buried at Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, Regno Unito

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Sir Noël Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". Coward's most important relationship, which began in the mid-1940s and lasted until his death, was with South African-born English actor and singer Graham Payn. Coward did not publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, but it was discussed candidly after his death by biographers, including Payn, and in Coward's diaries and letters, published posthumously. On 28 March 1984, the Queen Mother unveiled a memorial stone in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. Thanked by Payn, for attending, the Queen Mother replied, "I came because he was my friend.” Coward had a 19-year friendship with Prince George, Duke of Kent. Coward reportedly admitted to the historian Michael Thornton that there had been "a little dalliance". Coward said, on the duke's death, "I suddenly find that I loved him more than I knew."

Timeline & Places:

• December 16, 1899: born at 131 Waldegrave Rd, Teddington TW11, Regno Unito

• 1906 to 1909: lived at 56 Lenham Rd, Sutton SM1 4BG, Regno Unito

• 1910s: lived at Prince of Wales Mansions, Prince of Wales Dr, London SW11 4BG, Regno Unito

• 1913: attended Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, 14 Lamb's Conduit St, London, Regno Unito

• 1917: lived at 111 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QU, Regno Unito

• 1920s: lived at 40 Half Moon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7BH, Regno Unito, sharing with Robbie Ross

• 1920s: lived at The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, 59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, Stati Uniti

• 1920s to 1930s: lived at The Langham, London, 1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JA, UK

• 1920s and 1930s: lived at The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, Regno Unito

• 1930 to 1956: lived at 17 Gerald Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9EH, Regno Unito

• 1930s: lived at Hotel and Café des Artistes, 1 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023, Stati Uniti

• 1936: lived at The Campanile, 450 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, Stati Uniti

• 1941 to 1943: lived at The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EU, Regno Unito

• 1956: built Firefly Estate, Ocho Rios, Giamaica

• 1958: lived at The Sutton Collection, 404 E 55th St, 10022, NYC, NY, USA

• 1958: lived at Chalet Covar, Les Avants, 1833 Montreux, Svizzera

• 1966: lived at 37 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HB, Regno Unito

• 1970s: lived at Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 4DY, UK

• March 26, 1973: died. Memorial at Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, Regno Unito. Memorial at St Paul Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED, Regno Unito

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Elizabeth Carter was an English poet, classicist, writer and translator, and a member of the Bluestocking Circle. Catherine Talbot was an English author. February 1741 saw the beginning of her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Carter. The two women carried on a lively and copious correspondence. During the whole period of her residence with Thomas Secker, a protégé of Talbot’s father, Catherine Talbot was Secker's almoner. In 1760, accompanied by Elizabeth Carter, she went to Bristol for her health. Secker died in 1768, leaving to Mrs. Talbot and her daughter £13,000 in the public funds. The women moved from Lambeth Palace to Lower Grosvenor Street. There Catherine died of cancer on 9 January 1770, aged 48. Several poems were written in her praise. At her daughter's death in 1770, Mrs. Talbot put her daughter's manuscripts into Elizabeth Carter's hand, leaving their publication to her discretion.

Timeline & Places:

• December 16, 1717: born.

• 1790s to 1806: lived at 20 Clarges St, Mayfair, London W1J, Regno Unito

• February 19, 1806: died. Buried at Grosvenor Chapel, 24 S Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2PA, Regno Unito

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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The daughter of well to do patent lawyer Park Benjaminin of New York, Dorothy was 25 when she married Italian tenor Enrico in 1918. The marriage produced one child, daughter Gloria who was born in 1919. The couple had been married just shy of 3 years when Enrico died at the age of 48. Dorothy would marry two more times. Her second husband was Captain Ernest Augustus Ingram, and her third was Dr. Charles Adam Holder. Dorothy wrote two biographies about Enrico. The first entitled Wings of Song-The Story of Caruso was published in 1928. The second and more successful Enrico Caruso-His Life And Death was released 17 years later in 1945 and was the source material for the 1951 film The Great Caruso starring Mario Lanza as Enrico and Ann Blyth as Dorothy. By 1942, the relationship of Margaret Anderson with Jane Heap had cooled, and, evacuating from the war in France, Anderson sailed for the United States. During the voyage, Anderson met Dorothy Caruso. The two began a romantic relationship, and lived together until Caruso's death. In 1952, Dorothy wrote her autobiography. She died of cancer in Baltimore, Maryland, just few days before Christmas 1955.

Timeline & Places:

• August 6, 1893: born.

• 1920s: lived at The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EU, Regno Unito

• December 16, 1955: died. Buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery, 7900 Park Heights Ave, Pikesville, MD 21208, Stati Uniti

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Denham Fouts was an American male prostitute, socialite and literary muse. He served as the inspiration for characters by Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Christopher Isherwood and Gavin Lambert. His friends, who called him Denny, included Christopher Isherwood, Brion Gysin, Glenway Wescott, Truman Capote, George Platt Lynes, Jane Bowles and Paul Bowles, Jean and Cyril Connolly and Michael Wishart. Isherwood described him as a mythic figure, "the most expensive male prostitute in the world" and Capote considered him the "Best-Kept Boy in the World". Fouts was an opium addict, and at one time boyfriend of artist Peter Watson. Fouts spent much of his later life dissolute, spending time "in bed like a corpse, sheet to his chin, a cigarette between his lips turning to ash. His lover Anthony Watson-Gandy, a writer and translator, would remove the cigarette just before it burned his lips." Fouts died in 1948, at the Pensione Foggetti, in Rome, at the age of 35 of a "hypoplastic aorta and hypertrophy of left ventricle". His body was buried in the first zone, 11th row, of the city's Protestant Cemetery. A friend, John Goodwin, told Christopher Isherwood that Fouts was found dead in his bathroom.

Timeline & Places:

• May 9, 1914: born.

• December 16, 1948: died. Buried at Campo Cestio, Via Caio Cestio, 6, 00153 Roma RM, Italia

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Italy: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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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.

Timeline & Places:

• January 26, 1931: born.

• December 16, 2003: died. Buried at St Nicholas, 41 Dyke Rd, Brighton, Hove BN13, Regno Unito. Buried alongside: James Culliford (September 8, 1927 – March, 2002)

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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After Vaslav Nijinsky, Sergei Diaghilev's next discovery was an unknown young actor, Léonide Massine, whom he developed into a great dancer and one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. They were together until 1920, when Massine married. Diaghilev successively fell in love with: Boris Kochno, a precocious young poet who eventually became associate director of Ballets Russes; Anton Dolin, a vivacious British dancer; Serge Lifar, a young Russian who traveled to Paris in 1924 determined to seduce Diaghilev and who became the premier danseur of Ballets Russes and, later, the director of the Paris Opera Ballet; and Igor Markevitch, a musical prodigy. Markevitch's first wife was Kyra Nijinska (1913/1914-1998), daughter of Vaslav Nijinsky. She bore him a son, Vaslav (b. 1936), before they divorced.

Timeline & Places:

• April 15, 1905: born.

• December 15, 1986: died. Buried at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery, 4 Rue Léo Lagrange, 91700 Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Francia

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Tchaikovsky had four brothers (Nikolai, Ippolit, and twins Anatoly and Modest), a sister, Alexandra and a half-sister Zinaida from his father's first marriage. He was particularly close to Alexandra and the twins. Alexandra married Lev Davydov and had seven children, one of whom, Vladimir Davydov, became very close to the composer, who nicknamed him 'Bob'. After Tchaikovsky lost the support of Nadezhda von Meck in 1890, he made Davydov his confidant. Tchaikovsky considered relocating from Klin to Saint Petersburg in the last couple of years of his life so as to live closer to Davydov. He wrote to his brother Modest, "…seeing the importance of Bob in my life is increasing all the time." The Davydovs provided the only real family life Tchaikovsky knew as an adult, and their estate in Kamenka (now Kamianka, Cherkasy Oblast, part of Ukraine) became a welcome refuge for him during his years of wandering.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1871: born.

• 1897 to 1906: lived at Tchaikovsky House-Museum in Klin, Ulitsa Chaykovskogo, 48, Klin, Moskovskaya oblast', Russia, 141600

• December 27 [O.S. December 14] 1906: died. Buried at Demyanovo Cemetery, Klin, Oblast' di Mosca, Russia

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson was a British political scientist and philosopher. He led most of his life at Cambridge, where he wrote a dissertation on Neoplatonism before becoming a fellow. He was closely associated with the Bloomsbury Group. After travelling in the Netherlands and Germany, he returned to Cambridge in 1884 and was elected to the Cambridge Conversazione Society, better known as the Cambridge Apostles. In a year or two, he was part of the circle that included Roger Fry, J. M. E. McTaggart, and Nathaniel Wedd. During Roger Fry's last year at Cambridge (around 1887), Dickinson, a homosexual, fell in love with him. After an initially intense relationship (that according to Dickinson's biography did not include sex with Fry, a heterosexual), the two maintained a long friendship. Through Dickinson, Fry met Edward Carpenter and this led to the famous portrait of Carpenter by Fry. Through Fry, Dickinson met Jack McTaggart and F. C. S. Schiller. In 1903, Dickinson helped to found the Independent Review. Fry designed the front cover.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1866: born.

• 1880s: attended Clifton College, 32 College Rd, Bristol BS8 3JH, Regno Unito

• 1880s: attended University Of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2, Regno Unito

• 1900s: taught at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, Regno Unito

• 1909 to 1934: lived at Quince House, 37 Chantry View Rd, Guildford GU1, Regno Unito

• 1910s: worked at 21 Fitzroy Square, Kings Cross, London W1T 6EL, Regno Unito

• 1913 to 1919: lived at 33 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6EU, Regno Unito

• September 9, 1934: died.

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Janet Flanner was a novelist, translator, and journalist, best known for her fortnightly Letter from Paris, which she wrote for the New Yorker from 1925 to 1975. Flanner had an affair with Edith Wharton, but Solita Solano, a well-known writer and drama critic for the New York Tribune, was her greatest love. In 1929, Solano had an affair with Margaret Anderson, founder of The Little Review, who had come to Paris with her lover, French singer Georgette Leblanc. After the outbreak of World War II Solano and Flanner returned to New York. A few years later Solano left Flanner after Flanner started an affair with Natalia Danesi Murray, an Italian-born radio broadcaster who later became vice president of Rizzoli publishers; meanwhile Solano fell in love with Elizabeth Jenks Clark (1912-1989). Nevertheless, Solano and Flanner remained close for over fifty years.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1901: born.

• June 9, 1994: died. Ashes scattered at Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY 11980, Stati Uniti, mingled with those of Janet Flanner (March 13, 1892 – November 7, 1978)

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Gordon Heath was an African-American actor and musician who narrated the animated feature film Animal Farm (1954) and appeared in the title role of The Emperor Jones (1953) and Othello (1955), both live BBC telecasts, respectively directed by Alvin Rakoff and Tony Richardson. Heath found racial and sexual attitudes in Europe to be more tolerant than in the US, particularly regarding his white boyfriend, Lee Payant. The two had met in America in 1947. Payant was an actor and film director perhaps best known for voicing the title role of the 1960s TV serial The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe in English. Heath and Payant settled in Paris and operated a Left Bank café in Paris, France, called L'Abbaye where many of the duo's folk albums were recorded and released on various international labels including Elektra Records. Payant died of cancer in 1976. Heath died in Paris after a lengthy illness in 1991. His memoirs, Deep Are the Roots: Memoirs of a Black Expatriate were released in 1992.

Timeline & Places:

• 1924: born.

• 1949 to 1976: owned the Cabaret de l’Abbaye, 6 Rue de l'Abbaye, 75006 Paris, Francia, with Gordon Heath

• December 14, 1976: died.

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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The Ladies of Llangollen were two upper-class women from Ireland whose relationship scandalized and fascinated their contemporaries. Eleanor Charlotte Butler was a member of one of the dynastic families of Ireland, the Butlers, the Earls (and later Dukes) of Ormond. Sarah Ponsonby was a second cousin of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and thus a second cousin, once removed, of his daughter the Lady Caroline Lamb. Rather than face the possibility of being forced into unwanted marriages, Butler and Ponsonby ran away together in April 1778. Their families hunted them down and forcefully tried to make them give up their plans, in vain. They decided to move to England, but ended up in Wales and set up home at Plas Newydd near the town of Llangollen in 1780. They restructured Plas Newydd in the Gothic style with draperies, arches and glass windows. Butler and Ponsonby lived together for the rest of their lives, over 50 years. Their books and glassware had both sets of initials and their letters were jointly signed.

Timeline & Places:

• 1755: born.

• 1760s: lived at Woodstock Estate, Woodstock Arboretum, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, Irlanda

• 1780 to 1831: lived at Plas Newydd, Hill St, Llangollen LL20 8AW, Regno Unito, sharing with Eleanor Charlotte Butler

• December 9, 1831: died. Buried at St Collen, Denbigh LL16, Regno Unito. Buried alongside: Eleanor Charlotte Butler (May 11, 1739 – June 2, 1829)

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1544067569
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Rose Cleveland was the sister of Pres. Grover Cleveland, who was unmarried during his first two years in office. Rose lived with him in the White House at that time and took over the hostess duties of the First Lady. She later became the principal of the Collegiate Institute of Lafayette, Indiana, a writer and lecturer, and the editor of the Chicago-based magazine Literary Life. At age 44, she started a passionate correspondence with a wealthy widow, Evangeline Simpson, with explicitly erotic correspondence. Things cooled off when 36 yo Evangeline married an Episcopal bishop from Minnesota, Henry Benjamin Whipple, 74 yo. By 1910, after his death, the two women rekindled their relationship and eventually moved to Bagni di Lucca, Italy, to live together. They shared the house with the English illustrator and artist Nelly Erichsen. Rose died at home during the 1918 flu pandemic, within one week of Nelly. They were buried in the English Cemetery at Bagni di Lucca. Before Evangeline’s death in 1930, she directed her executors to bury her next to Rose. “Ah, how I love you, it paralyzes me—it makes me heavy with emotion…. I tremble at the thought of you—all my whole being leans out to you…. I dare not think of your arms.” --Rose to Evangeline. “Oh, darling, come to me this night—my Clevy, my Viking, my Everything—Come! —Evangeline to Rose

Timeline & Places:

• December 9, 1862: born.

• November 15, 1918: died. Buried at Cimitero Inglese di Bagni di Lucca, Via Letizia, 55022 Bagni di Lucca LU, Italia. Buried alongside: Rose Cleveland (June 13, 1846 - November 22, 1918) and Evangeline Marrs Whipple (January 15, 1862 - September 1, 1930)

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532906692
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Queer Italy: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Lucius Morris Beebe was an American author, gourmand, photographer, railroad historian, journalist, and syndicated columnist. Charles Clegg was an American author, photographer, and railroad historian. Clegg is primarily remembered as the lifelong companion of Beebe, and was a co-author of many of Beebe's best-known books. They met in 1940, while both were houseguests at the Washington, D.C. home of Evalyn Walsh McLean. The two soon developed a personal and professional relationship that continued for the rest of Beebe's life. By the standards of the era, the homosexual relationship Beebe and Clegg shared was relatively open and well known. Previously, Beebe had been involved with society photographer Jerome Zerbe. In 1950, they moved to Virginia City, Nevada, where they purchased and restored the Piper family home and later purchased the dormant Territorial Enterprise newspaper. Beebe died in 1966 at the age of 63 of a sudden heart attack. Clegg committed suicide in 1979, on the day that he reached the precise age at which Beebe had died. 

Timeline & Places:

• December 9, 1902: born.

• 1920s: attended Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, Stati Uniti

• 1920s: attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti

• February 4, 1966: died. Buried at Lakeside Cemetery, 501 North Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880, Stati Uniti

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer Massachusetts: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Dame Edith Sitwell was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. Sitwell's closest emotional bond was with another woman, Helen Rootham. In 1903, Rootham, an aspiring poet who translated the works of Arthur Rimbaud into English, was engaged as her governess. In 1913, the two women left the Sitwell family home and set up lodgings in a small, shabby flat in Pembridge Mansions, Bayswater. In 1927, she allegedly fell in love with homosexual Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew. The relationship lasted until 1928, the same year that Rootham underwent operations for cancer. Edith moved to Paris in 1932 with the terminally ill Rootham, to live with Rootham’s younger sister, Evelyn Wiel, and she remained there until her companion's death in 1938. During the Second World War, Sitwell returned from France and retired to Renishaw with her brother Sir Osbert Sitwell and his lover David Horner. In August 1955, she converted to Roman Catholicism and asked author Evelyn Waugh to serve as her godfather. Tchelitchew died in July 1957. Her brother Osbert died in 1969, of Parkinson's disease, diagnosed in 1950.

Timeline & Places:

• September 7, 1887: born at Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW, Regno Unito

• 1900s: lived at 25 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HG, Regno Unito

• 1914: lived at Pembridge Mansion, 18-92 Moscow Rd, London W2, Regno Unito, sharing with Helen Rootham (1875–1938)

• 1950s: lived at The Sesame Club, 49 Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London W1K 3HP, Regno Unito

• 1961: lived at Greenhill, Hampstead High St, London NW3, Regno Unito

• 1960s: lived at Bryher House, 20 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RS, Regno Unito

• December 9, 1964: died. Buried at St Mary and St Peter, Weedon Lois, Towcester NN12 8PP, Regno Unito

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532906315
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1544067569
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Edith Craig was a prolific theatre director, producer, costume designer and early pioneer of the women's suffrage movement in England. She was the daughter of Victorian era actress Ellen Terry and the progressive English architect-designer Edward William Godwin. Her marriage to Martin Shaw in 1903 was prevented by Ellen Terry, out of jealousy for her daughter's affection, and by Christabel Marshall, with whom she lived from 1899 until they were joined in 1916 by the artist Clare Atwood, living in a ménage à trois until Craig's death in 1947. Her family looked down her lesbian lifestyle. Her brother Edward said Edith's sexuality was a result of her "hatred of men, initiated by the hatred of her father". Craig became involved in several books about her mother and George Bernard Shaw, which created a rift with her brother, who asked Craig not to write about their mother. In 1932, Craig adopted Ruby Chelta Craig. Craig was reconciled with her brother some time before her death.

Timeline & Places:

• December 9, 1869: born at Fallows Green, Harpenden AL5 4HD, Regno Unito

• 1874 to 1875: lived at 20 Taviton St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0BW, Regno Unito

• 1870s: lived at 221 Camden Rd, London NW1, Regno Unito

• 1870s: lived at 44 Finborough Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9EF, Regno Unito

• 1870s: lived at 33 Longridge Rd, Earls Court, London SW5 9SD, Regno Unito

• 1880s: attended Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5HT, Regno Unito

• 1899 to 1907: lived at 7 Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HT, Regno Unito, sharing with Christabel Marshall.

• 1910 to 1940: lived at 31 Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED, Regno Unito, sharing with Christable Marshall and Clare Atwood.

• 1921 to 1928: her mother lived at Burleigh Mansions, 96 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N, Regno Unito

• 1929 to 1947: lived at Smallhythe Place & Priest’s House, Smallhythe Rd, Tenterden TN30 7NG, Regno Unito, sharing with Christabel Marshall and Clare Atwood.

• March 27, 1947: died. Memorial at St John the Baptist, Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NF, Regno Unito. Buried alongside:
Christabel Marshall (October 24, 1871 – October 20, 1960) and Clare Atwood (May 11, 1866 – August 2, 1962)

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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