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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.

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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Rick Sandford was born December 31, 1950, in Denver, Colorado. After his graduation in 1969, he moved to Los Angeles to see the musical, Hair and the Russian motion picture version of War and Peace. After 1972, Sandford remained in Los Angeles employed in various positions, from an usher at Grauman's Chinese Theatre to a television show stand-in. He received credit as a "research assistant" on 50 Golden Years of Oscar: the Official History of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Ronald Haver's David O. Selznick's Hollywood. Along the way Sandford appeared on television shows and in motion pictures as an extra and in a few bit parts. During the late 1970s and early 1980s he worked as an editor on 3 gay erotic films and appeared as Benjamin Barker or Ben Barker in 13 gay erotic motion pictures including Kip Noll and the Westside Boys, Rear Deliveries, Skin Deep, The Class of '84 Part 2 Jocks, Gold Rush Boys, The Boys of San Francisco, A Night at Halsted's, and Games. In the mid 1980s, Don Bachardy sketched Sandford for his book, Drawing of the Male Nude. He also served as an assistant on the 1990 documentary Hollywood Mavericks. In 1991, his short story "Forster & Rosenthal Reevaluated: An Investigative Report" was published in the anthology, Indivisible: New Short Fiction by Gay and Lesbian West Coast Writers. In 1994, another of his short stories, "Purim" was published in Blood Whispers: L.A. Writers on AIDS, Volume 2. He died of AIDS during the evening of September 28, 1995. Two more of Sandford's short stories were published posthumously, "The Gospel Of Bartholemew Legate: Three Fragments" in His 2: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers and"Manifest White" in His 3: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers. In 2000, his novel, Boys Across the Street was published.

Timeline & Places:

• December 31, 1950: born.

• September 28, 1995: died. Buried at Happy Homestead Cemetery  South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California, USA, Plot Block A-O, Row 03, Lot 09

References:

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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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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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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Maud May Babcock (May 2, 1867 – December 31, 1954) was the first female member of the University of Utah's faculty. She taught at the university for 46 years, beginning in 1892. While there she established the University Theater, originated the first college dramatic club in the United States, directed over 300 plays and occasionally taught. She wrote five books on speech and elocution, and was a renowned traveler and lecturer. In addition to her professional interests in drama and elocution, she also favored women's suffrage and was a crusader against wasp-waist corsets. She was famed in Utah for her success in bringing big-name talent to the state. Along with all of her work in physical education and theater, Babcock was the first woman to serve as chaplain in the Utah senate.

Timeline & Places:

• May 2, 1867: born.

• 1880s: attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti

• 1880s: attended University of Chicago, 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, Stati Uniti

• 1892 to 1938: taught at The University of Utah, 201 Presidents Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, Stati Uniti

• 1892 to 1938: lived at 273 E 11th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, Stati Uniti

• December 31, 1954: died.

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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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 Massachusetts: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Lois Eileen Bierkortte (April 12, 1921 - December 31, 2009) and Mary Anne Evans (March 19, 1931 - April 1980) are both buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA. Mary Anne Evans, died in 1980, aged 49, and is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling. She was a lesbian, although the word was never used in her family. She and her life partner, Lois, lived together in a small house on Third Street in Marietta. Lois died on New Year's Eve fo 2009 in an assisted living facility in Wheeling. On her obituary online from The Wheeling News-Register there was no mention Mary Anne preceding her in death. They are buried in the same cemetery, but not together.Lois Eileen Bierkortte of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died on December 31, 2009 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born April 12, 1931, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Henry A. and Eva Mary Weitzel Bierkortte.She was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Wheeling, a former employee of the Hillsboro Ohio Gas Company, and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.

Timeline & Places:

• April 12, 1921: born.

• December 31, 2009: died. Buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1685 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003, Stati Uniti. Buried near Mary Anne Evans (1931 - 1980)

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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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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ISBN-10: 1500563323
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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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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Isabella of Parma (Isabella Maria Luisa Antonietta Ferdinanda Giuseppina Saveria Domenica Giovanna; 31 December 1741 – 27 November 1763) was the daughter of Infante Felipe of Spain, Duke of Parma and his wife Louise Élisabeth, eldest daughter of Louis XV of France and Maria Leszczyńska. At 18, Isabella was married to Archduke Joseph of Austria, later Joseph II, with whom she was not happy, finding more fulfilment in her close friendship with his sister Archduchess Maria Christina, who later became, by marriage, Duchess of Saxony-Teschen. The two women seemed to have a romantic lesbian affair. During the few years Isabella and Christina knew each other, they exchanged 200 letters and "billets" while living at the same court. Only the letters of Isabella have been preserved; those of Maria Christina were destroyed after her death. The difficult birth of her daughter Maria Theresa, followed by two miscarriages, affected Isabella's mental condition, and she died soon after giving birth to another stillborn daughter.

Timeline & Places:

• December 31, 1741: born.

• 1759 to 1763: lived at Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

• November 27, 1763: died. Buried at Imperial Crypt, Tegetthoffstraße 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1544068433
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Henry Gerber (June 29, 1892–December 31, 1972) was the founder of Chicago’s Society for Human Rights in 1924, the first gay rights organization in the United States. Henry Gerber was born in Bavaria as Joseph Henry Dittmar on June 29, 1892, and arrived at Ellis Island in October, 1913. With members of his family, he moved to Chicago because of its large German population. After working briefly at Montgomery Ward, he was interned as an alien during World War I. From 1920 to 1923 he served with the U.S. Army of Occupation of Germany and during this time, he came into contact with the German homosexual emancipation movement. He subscribed to German homophile magazines and was in contact with Magnus Hirschfeld's Scientific-Humanitarian Community in Berlin. In 1924, Gerber returned to Chicago and was hired by the post office. With several friends, Gerber formed an organization which was later incorporated as The Society for Human Rights, a nonprofit corporation in the State of Illinois. The organization published a newsletter, Friendship and Freedom, which was distributed to its small membership. In July, 1925, the society came to an abrupt end. The wife of one of the co-founders reported her husband, a reputed bisexual, to her social worker who contacted the police. Following a police raid, Gerber and several others were arrested and prosecuted for their deviancy. The case against Gerber was dismissed but he lost his entire life savings defending himself. After his ordeal, Gerber moved to New York City where he reenlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 17 years. During the 1930s he managed a personal correspondence club and wrote articles in gay publications under a pseudonym. The correspondence club became a national communications network for gay men. On December 31, 1972, Gerber died at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home in Washington, D.C., at the age of 80. He lived to see the Stonewall Rebellion and the start of a new era of activist gay and lesbian liberation organizations.

Timeline & Places:

• June 29, 1892: born.

• 1920s: lived at 1710 North Crilly Court, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

• December 31, 1972: died. Buried at Soldiers Home Cemetery, Washington, Distretto di Columbia 20011, Stati Uniti. Memorial at Gerber Hart Library, 6500 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626, Stati Uniti

References:

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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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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Grace Nicholson was an American art collector and art dealer, specializing in Native American and Chinese handicrafts. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nicholson attended Philadelphia High School for Girls, graduating in the class of 1896. She briefly worked as a stenographer after high school. In 1901, using her inheritance, Nicholson moved to California, and soon opened a small shop in Pasadena, selling Native American handicrafts such as baskets and weaving. In 1924, she designed a new building for her collections, which (reflective of changing fashions) had begun to focus on Asian art. The architectural firm of Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury worked with Nicholson to realize her vision. Her design, nicknamed the "Treasure House," borrowed elements from buildings she had seen in China. The building was opened as an art gallery and shop in 1925, although the interior garden courtyard was not completed until 1929. Her building was deeded to the City of Pasadena in 1943, but she continued to live in her private apartment on the second floor until her death from cancer in 1948. Nicholson was an active charter member of the Zonta Club of Pasadena, and hosted meetings at her home, including a 1929 Christmas party attended by Amelia Earhart. She was the art patron of Lilian May Miller.

Timeline & Places:

• December 31, 1877: born.

• 1924 to 1948: lived at USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, Stati Uniti

• August 31, 1948: died. Buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, Stati Uniti

References:

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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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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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Felice Rahel Schragenheim was a Jewish resistance fighter during World War II. She is known for her tragic love story with Lilly Wust and death during a march from Gross-Rosen concentration camp (today Poland) to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany or, not later than, March 1945 in Bergen-Belsen. Erica Fischer portrays the story of the relationship between Schragenheim and Wust in the 1999 film Aimée & Jaguar, by director Max Farberbock, and in a book by the same name. It is also the subject of the 1997 documentary Love Story: Berlin 1942. “Felice, I love you! What a feeling it is to be able to say that! Oh, Felice, the nicest fate I could hope for is that of lasting happiness. I want to live with you for a long, a very long time, do you hear? And life is so beautiful, so wonderful. Felice, do you belong to me - without limit? To me only? Please say you do, at least for a very long time to come, please! Do you love me? I'm acting like a seventeen-year-old, aren’t I?” (Lilly to Felice, March 31, 1943)

Timeline & Places:

• March 9, 1922: born.

• December 31, 1944: died. Memorial at Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Anne-Frank-Platz, 29303 Lohheide, Germania

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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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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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
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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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ISBN-10: 1532906315
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Brandon Teena (December 12, 1972 – December 31, 1993) was an American trans man who was raped and murdered in Humboldt, Nebraska. His life and death were the subject of the Academy Award-winning 1999 film Boys Don't Cry, which was partially based on the 1998 documentary film The Brandon Teena Story. Both films also illustrated that legal and medical discrimination contributed to Teena's violent death. Teena's murder, along with that of Matthew Shepard, led to increased lobbying for hate crime laws in the United States.

Timeline & Places:

• Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506, Stati Uniti

References:

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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Anna Gurney and Sarah-Maria Buxton are buried together at the Church of St Martin, Overstrand, Norfolk. Their Tombstone reads: “They were partners and chosen Sisters knit together in the Love of God, and Heirs together of Eternal Life, through Christ Jesus.” Anna Gurney was a British scholar specialising in Old English and a member of the Gurney family. In 1825, after the death of her mother, Anna Gurney went to reside at Northrepps Cottage, near Cromer, with Miss Sarah-Maria Buxton. The lady died in 1839, and Miss Gurney continued to inhabit the cottage for the remainder of her life.

Timeline & Places:

• December 31, 1795: born at Keswick Old Hall, Norwich NR4 6TJ, Regno Unito

• 1825 to 1857: lived at Northrepps Cottage, Northrepps Rd, Cromer NR27 0JR, Regno Unito, sharing with Sarah-Maria Buxton

• June 6, 1857: died. Buried at St Martin, Cromer Rd, Overstrand, Cromer NR27 0NY, Regno Unito. Buried alongside: Sarah-Maria Buxton (1789 – August 18, 1839)

References:

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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Peter and Murray Corren are LGBT-rights activists from Vancouver, British Columbia whose complaint before British Columbia's Human Rights Tribunal led to an agreement whereby the provincial Ministry of Education would consult them on how gays are presented in the school curriculum. In 1971 Murray Warren, a Canadian graduate student doing research in Britain, walked into a closeted gay bar in London called the Arts and Battledress Club, and saw a man who, he later recalled, had "the most incredible blue eyes I'd ever seen." Warren moved in with that man, Peter Cook, four days later, and the couple remained together for 38 years. Warren married Cook in their False Creek garden in 2004. The couple combined their surnames and jointly adopted the name Corren prior to their nuptials. They successfully lobbied the provincial government to change the adoption regulations in 1993, to allow same-sex partners to adopt jointly. Several years later, they adopted a 21-year-old son, Brent, whom they had raised as foster parents for four years.

Timeline & Places:

• 1971: attended Arts and Battledress Club, Orange St, Leicster Square, London WC2H 7HQ, Regno Unito

• 2000s: lived at False Creek, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N7, Canada, sharing with Murray Warren Corren

• December 30, 2009: died.

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
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532906315
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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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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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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 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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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979629935
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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 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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Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. The book fulfilled a promise she had made to her former long-time roommate and partner, Robert Mapplethorpe. In 1967, she left Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and moved to Manhattan. She met photographer Robert Mapplethorpe there while working at a book store with a friend, poet Janet Hamill. She and Mapplethorpe had an intense romantic relationship, which was tumultuous as the pair struggled with times of poverty, and Mapplethorpe with his own sexuality. Smith considers Mapplethorpe to be one of the most important people in her life, and in her book Just Kids refers to him as "the artist of my life." Mapplethorpe's photographs of her became the covers for the Patti Smith Group albums, and they remained friends until Mapplethorpe's death in 1989. In 1969 she went to Paris with her sister and started busking and doing performance art. When Smith returned to Manhattan, she lived in the Hotel Chelsea with Mapplethorpe; they frequented Max's Kansas City and CBGB. Smith provided the spoken word soundtrack for Sandy Daley's art film Robert Having His Nipple Pierced, starring Mapplethorpe.

Timeline & Places:

• December 30, 1946: born.

• 1960s: attended Deptford Township High School, 575 Fox Run Rd, Deptford Township, NJ 08096, Stati Uniti

• 1967: attended Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, Stati Uniti

• 1969: lived at Hotel Chelsea, 222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, Stati Uniti, sharing with Robert Mapplethorpe

References:

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 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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Queer New York City: 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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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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Leslie Poles Hartley (1895–1972), known as L. P. Hartley, was a British novelist and short story writer. Hartley was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, the son of Bessie and Harry Hartley. While he was young, the family moved to a small country estate near Peterborough. Hartley was educated in Cliftonville, Thanet, then briefly at Clifton College, where he first met Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin, then at Harrow. In 1915, during WWI, he went up to Balliol College, to read modern history, and there he befriended Aldous Huxley. In 1916, with the arrival of conscription, Hartley joined the army, and in February 1917 he was commissioned as an officer in the Norfolk Regiment, but for health reasons he was never posted overseas for active duties. Invalided out of the army after the war, he returned to Oxford in 1919, where he gathered a number of literary friends, including Lord David Cecil, the platonic ‘love of his life’ according to Francis King. He was introduced by Huxley to Lady Ottoline Morrell. Kitchin, who was also then at Oxford, introduced him to the family of H. H. Asquith, and Cynthia Asquith became a lifelong friend. Despite being named after Leslie Stephen, Hartley always belonged to the Asquith set and was rebuffed by the Bloomsbury group. Hartley was homosexual but not open about his sexuality until toward the end of his life. Hartley regarded his 1971 novel “The Harness Room” as his "homosexual novel" and feared the public reaction to it.

Timeline & Places:

• December 30, 1895: born.

• 1910s: attended Clifton College, 32 College Rd, Bristol BS8 3JH, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended Harrow School, 5 High St, Harrow HA1 3HP, Regno Unito

• 1915: attended University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, Regno Unito

• December 13, 1972: died. Buried at Golders Green Crematorium, 62 Hoop Ln, London NW11 7NL, Regno Unito

References:

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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World War II veteran, Johnnie Phelps was a brave, wonderful, kind and generous woman, who later headed the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women. In 1947, General Eisenhower told Johnnie Phelps, a member of the Women's Army Corps and a lesbian, "It's come to my attention that there are lesbians in the WACs, we need to ferret them out...." Phelps replied, "If the General pleases, sir, I'll be happy to do that, but the first name on the list will be mine." Eisenhower's secretary added, "If the General pleases, sir, my name will be first and hers will be second." Phelps then told Eisenhower, "Sir, you're right, there are lesbians in the WACs – and if you want to replace all the file clerks, section commanders, drivers, every woman in the WAC detachment, I will be happy to make that list. But you must know, sir, that they are the most decorated group – there have been no illegal pregnancies, no AWOLs, no charges of misconduct." Eisenhower dropped the idea. Johnnie passed away at the Veterans Home in Barstow. Grace Bukowski, her life partner of 22 years, survived her.

Timeline & Places:

• April 4, 1922: born.

• December 30, 1997: died. Buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
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
ISBN-13: 978-1979617406 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979617406
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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
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1500563323
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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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Beauford Delaney (December 30, 1901 – March 26, 1979) was an American modernist painter. He is remembered for his work with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his later works in abstract expressionism following his move to Paris in the 1950s. Beauford's younger brother, Joseph, was also a noted painter. In Greenwich Village, where his studio was, Delaney became part of a gay bohemian circle of mainly white friends; but he was furtive and rarely comfortable with his sexuality. When he traveled to Harlem to visit his African-American friends and colleagues, Delaney made efforts to ensure that they knew little of his other social life in Greenwich Village. He feared that many of his Harlem friends would be uncomfortable or repelled by his homosexuality. In 1953, at the age of 52, and just as the centre of the art world was shifting to New York, Delaney left New York for Paris. By 1961, heavy drinking had begun to impair Delaney's often fragile mental and physical health. Periods of lucidity were interrupted by days and sometimes weeks of madness. This pattern would continue for the remainder of his life. In the early 1970s it became clear that he could no longer cope with daily life. In the autumn of 1973 his friend, Charley Boggs, wrote to James Baldwin, "Our blessed Beauford is rapidly losing mental control." His friends tried to care for him but, in 1975, he was hospitalized and then committed to St Anne's Hospital for the Insane. Beauford Delaney died in Paris, at St Anne's, on March 26, 1979. In 1985 James Baldwin described the impact of Delaney on his life, saying he was "the first living proof, for me, that a black man could be an artist. In a warmer time, a less blasphemous place, he would have been recognised as my Master and I as his Pupil. He became, for me, an example of courage and integrity, humility and passion. An absolute integrity: I saw him shaken many times and I lived to see him broken but I never saw him bow." He further wrote, "Perhaps I should not say, flatly, what I believe – that he is a great painter – among the very greatest; but I do know that great art can only be created out of love, and that no greater lover has ever held a brush." In 2009, freelance writer Monique Y. Wells was researching an article on African-American gravesites in Paris when she learned that Delaney was buried in an unmarked grave at the Parisian Cemetery of Thiais. She discovered that Delaney's remains would be exhumed before the end of the year if the "concession" (the equivalent of a lease) on his grave was not renewed. Friends of Delaney gathered the sum required, and Wells paid the fee to the cemetery to preserve Delaney's resting place.

Timeline & Places:

• December 30, 1901: born.

• March 26, 1979: died. Buried at Cimetière de Thiais  Thiais, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France

References:

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 France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1979631112 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979631115
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Michael McDowell was an American novelist and screenwriter. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University in 1978. Stephen King once described him as "the finest writer of paperback originals in America today". McDowell's life partner of 30 years was the theatre historian and director Laurence Senelick. McDowell died in 1999 in Boston from AIDS-related illness. His unfinished novel Candles Burning was "completed" by Tabitha King, and published in 2006.  "I am a commercial writer and I'm proud of that", he said in the book Faces of Fear in 1985. "I am writing things to be put in the bookstore next month. I think it is a mistake to try to write for the ages.” McDowell collaborated with his close friend Dennis Schuetz in writing four mysteries starring Daniel Valentine and Clarisse Lovelace, Vermillion, Cobalt, Slate, and Canary, under the pseudonym Nathan Aldyne. They are light mysteries set in and around Boston and Provincetown. Daniel is a gay social worker turned bartender and Clarisse is a straight real estate agent and later a lawyer. Descriptions of the contemporary gay scene and its problems are lively and colorful.

Timeline & Places:

• June 1, 1950: born.

• 1970s: attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti

• 1978: attended Brandeis University, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, Stati Uniti

• December 27, 1999: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
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 Massachusetts: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1979626897 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979626898
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Michael Callen was a singer, songwriter, composer, author, and AIDS activist. First diagnosed with "Gay related immune deficiency" (GRID) in 1982, Callen quickly became a leader in the response to the epidemic. He was a founding member of the People with AIDS Self-Empowerment Movement, and he testified before the President's Commission on AIDS and both houses of the United States Congress. His lover was a drummer from Chicago named Richard Dworkin. The two men first met in 1982, when Callen decided to form a gay band. He put an advertisement in a local paper, and Dworkin was one of those who answered. One night, Dworkin stayed late at Callen's apartment. Callen remembered, "He made this pass at me. I was so shocked. I said, 'Wait, stop, you don't know. I have AIDS.'” Dworkin decided that he was willing to take the risk, and the two men grew devoted to each other. After the bowling alleys, the toilet stalls, and the baths, Michael Callen lived whatever days he had left much like a good Methodist from Ohio. "Love's a funny thing," Richard Dworkin said. In partnership with Oscar winner Peter Allen and Marsha Melamet, Callen wrote his most famous song, Love Don't Need a Reason, which he sang frequently at gay pride and AIDS-related events around the country.

Timeline & Places:

• April 11, 1955: born.

• December 27, 1993: died. Buried at Millville Cemetery, Hamilton, OH 45013, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
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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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
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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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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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Victor Valentine directed "Little Shop of Horrors" on-stage in Philadelphia, Honolulu, Boston and Tokyo. Director/choreographer Victor Anthony Wilmes died October 1, 1992, at his home in Santa Monica of complications from AIDS. Known professionally as Victor Valentine, he was 40. Valentine began his professional career as an actor/dancer performing regionally in such shows as "Dames at Sea,""Cabaret" and "Romeo & Juliet." He went on to co-found Rainbow Children's Theater in Billings, Mont. Among his other credits, Valentine directed the Tokyo, Boston, Honolulu and Philadelphia companies of "Little Shop of Horrors" and the Birmingham production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" for the Nederlander Organization. Valentine directed and produced the Broadway Benefit at BAM for the Gay Men's Health Crisis and choreographed/directed industrial shows for such clients as McDonald's, Avon and Little Caesar's. Valentine was survived by his mother Colleen Thom and stepfather Roger Thom, grandmother Hazel Ammons, aunt and uncle Max and LeVeta Ammons and longtime companion Skip Chasey.

Timeline & Places:

• December 26, 1951: born.

• October 1, 1992: died. Buried at Green Hill Cemetery  Rock Port, Atchison County, Missouri, USA

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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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

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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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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Nigel Hawthorne (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was one of Britain’s favorite comic actors. He starred in the hilarious BBC TV show Yes, Minister as the bureaucratic Sir Humphrey Appleby, the real power behind the Prime Minister’s cabinet. He won the London Drama Critics Award and an Olivier Award in 1992 for his performance in the original stage version of Shadowlands, in the role of C.S. Lewis. In 1995 Hawthorne became the first openly gay man nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (unless you count John Gielgud in 1964). Hawthorne’s portrayal of George III in The Madness of King George heralded the beginning of a new career for him as a dramatic actor. He appeared with Ian McKellen in Richard III. An intensely private person, he was upset at having been involuntarily "outed" as gay in 1995 in the publicity surrounding the Academy Awards, but he did attend the ceremony with his long-time partner Trevor Bentham, speaking openly about being gay in interviews and his autobiography, Straight Face, which was published posthumously. Hawthorne was in a committed relationship for 22 years, sharing a farmhouse with screenwriter Trevor Bentham, who accompanied him to the Oscar ceremonies. They met in 1968 when Bentham was stage-managing the Royal Court Theatre. From 1979 until Hawthorne's death in 2001, they lived together in Radwell near Stotfold in Hertfordshire, England. The two of them became fund raisers for the North Hertfordshire hospice and other local charities. Hawthorne had several operations for pancreatic cancer, although his immediate cause of death was from a heart attack, aged 72. He was survived by his partner, Trevor Bentham, and buried at the Parish Church of Thundridge near Ware, Hertfordshire.

Timeline & Places:

• April 5, 1929: born.

• December 26, 2001: died. Buried at St Mary, Cambridge Rd, Thundridge, Ware SG12 0SU, Regno Unito

References:

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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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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Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (12 May 1903 – 26 December 1989) was an English composer. In 1927, he went to Paris to study music with Nadia Boulanger, and there he became acquainted with Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger and Albert Roussel. Berkeley also studied with Maurice Ravel, often cited as a key influence in Berkeley's technical development as a composer. In 1936 he met Benjamin Britten, another old boy of Gresham's School, at the ISCM Festival in Barcelona. Berkeley fell in love with Britten, who appears to have been wary of entering a relationship, writing in his diary, "we have come to an agreement on that subject." Nevertheless, the two composers shared a house for a year, living in the Old Mill at Snape, Suffolk, which Britten had acquired in July 1937. They subsequently enjoyed a long friendship and artistic association, collaborating on a number of works; these included the suite of Catalan dances titled Mont Juic, and Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (the latter also with four other composers).

Timeline & Places:

• May 12, 1903: born.

• 1910s: attended Dragon School, Bardwell Rd, Oxford OX2 6SS, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended Greshams School, Cromer Rd, Holt NR25 6EA, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, Regno Unito

• 1937: lived at Old Mill, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SH, Regno Unito, sharing with Benjamin Britten

• 1947 to 1989: lived at 8 Warwick Ave, London W9 1AB, Regno Unito

• December 26, 1989: died. Buried at St Peter and St Paul, Yattendon, Thatcham RG18 0UG, Regno Unito

References:

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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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 Miles Parker was an artist and San Diego preservationist whose whimsical ink drawings of Manhattan facades included 30 Broadway theaters in his cityscape book Upper West Side. In 1984, he met David Van Leer, a tenured professor, University of California at Davis, and author of The Queening of America. Moving to New York City, continuing careers, the dedicated couple lived bi-coastally: Van Leer commuting weekly from California for 28 years to care for Parker who had AIDS. Fifty weeks after Parker, the grieving Van Leer died. Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO) is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the historic architecture and landmarks around the San Diego, California area.  Robert Miles Parker founded the organization in 1969 in San Diego, California. –Jack Fritscher

Timeline & Places:

• December 26, 1949: born.

• 1980s to 2013: taught at University of California at Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, Stati Uniti

• April 3, 2013: 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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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908 – 21 November 1999), was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant. Denis Charles Pratt was born in Sutton, Surrey, the fourth child of solicitor Spencer Charles Pratt (1871–1931) and former governess Frances Marion Pratt (née Phillips) (1873–1960); he changed his name to Quentin Crisp in his third decade after leaving home and cultivating his outlandishly effeminate appearance to a standard that both shocked contemporary Londoners and provoked homophobic attacks. By his own account, Crisp was effeminate in behaviour from an early age and found himself the object of teasing at Kingswood Preparatory School in Epsom, from where he won a scholarship to Denstone College, Uttoxeter, in 1922. After leaving school in 1926, Crisp studied journalism at King's College London, but failed to graduate in 1928, going on to take art classes at the Regent Street Polytechnic. In 1996 he was among the many people interviewed for The Celluloid Closet, a historical documentary on how Hollywood films have depicted homosexuality. In his third volume of memoirs, Resident Alien, published in the same year, Crisp stated that he was close to the end of his life, but in June of that year, he was one of the guest entertainers at the second Pride Scotland festival in Glasgow. Crisp was the subject of a play, Resident Alien, by Tim Fountain and starring his friend Bette Bourne in 1999. The play opened at the Bush Theatre in London and transferred to New York Theatre Workshop in 2001, where it won two Obies (for performance and design). It went on to win a Herald Angel (Best actor) at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002. Subsequent productions have been seen across the US and Australia. A film of the same name was released by Greycat Films in 1990.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1908: born at 52 Egmont Rd, Sutton SM2 5JN, Regno Unito

• 1920s: attended King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, Regno Unito

• 1922: attended Denstone College, Denstone, Uttoxeter ST14 5HN, Regno Unito

• 1980s: lived at Hotel Chelsea, 222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, Stati Uniti

• 1981: lived at 36 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10003, Stati Uniti

• November 21, 1999: died.

References:

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 City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979628807
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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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Noël Sullivan (1890-1956) lived at 2323 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. He was friend and patron of Ramon Novarro (1899-1968). Like Noël Sullivan, Novarro was both Roman Catholic and homosexual. Their friendship is recorded in letters written over a span of nearly 30 years. Eulah C. Pharr (1897-1989), African American domestic, was born on June 7, 1897. She worked as a housekeeper for Noel Sullivan and in that role became acquainted with many famous figures in the 1930s. Most of the noteworthy people whom she befriended were known for their work in the dramatic arts, music, and literature, as Sullivan was an influential patron of the fine arts. Pharr maintained a close friendship with Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes until his death in 1967. She died on November 18, 1989 in Los Angeles, California at age 92.


Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1890: born.

• 1940s: lived at 2323 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, Stati Uniti

• September 15, 1956: died. Buried at Carmelite Monastery, 1000 Lincoln St, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Stati Uniti

References:

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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In 1931 Janet Flanner fell in love with the singer Noel Haskins Murphy (1895-1982) and spent increasing amounts of time with her at her country home in Orgeval. Solano had to come to terms with this intrusion into her relationship with Flanner and became a frequent visitor to Orgeval. The two-story stone house behind a high wall shielding it from the street was cool and quiet, bordered by a magnificent rose garden of which Janet was especially fond. Noel had been living in France since 1920, when she and her husband, Frederic Timothy Murphy (1885-1924), moved there. Fred had been seriously wounded in the war and had hoped that his health could be restored by living in a part of the world that he already knew well and liked. However his health deteriorated rapidly, and he died in May 23, 1924. Noel was almost inconsolable and couldn’t bear the idea of losing him. She bought the house in the village of Orgeval, northeast of Paris and not far from where Fred was buried in Saint-Germain-en-Laye Old Communal Cemetery (78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France). After the outbreak of WWII 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. When Clark's parents' health began to fail in the early 1950s, Clark and Solano moved to the Jenks family's Mount Kemble property and lived there until 1958, when the two women moved to Orgeval, close to the home of Flanner’s lover, Noel. Solano died in 1975 and was buried in Orgeval. 

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1895: born.

• 1924 to 1982: lived at Orgeval, 78630 Orgeval, Francia

• 1982: died.

References:

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 France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1979631112 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979631115
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Alice Paul, the founder and leading-light of the National Woman’s Party, inspired devotion that bordered on worship. From her side, Paul cared deeply for her old friend Nina Allender, the cartoonist of the suffrage movement. Allender, who lived alone in Chicago, wrote to Paul in 1947 of her memories of their long association: “No words can tell you what that (first) visit grew to mean to me & to my life… I feel now as I did then – only more intensely – I have never changed or doubted – but have grown more inspired as the years have gone by… There is no use going into words. I believe them to be unnecessary between us.” (Nina Allender to Alice Paul, January 5, 1947) Paul wrote that she thought of Allender often and sent her “devoted love.” (Alice Paul to Nina Allender, March 9, 1950) She worried about Allender’s loneliness and gently encouraged her to come to Washington to live at Belmont House, the Woman’s Party headquarters, where she would be surrounded by loving friends who appreciated the work she had done for the women’s movement. (Alice Paul to Nina Allender, November 20, 1954) Paul failed to persuade her to move, however. Two years later Paul responded to a request from Allender’s niece for help with the costs of a nursing home with a $100 check and a promise to contact others who might be able to help. (Alice Paul to Kay Boyle, March 5, 1957) But Allender died, within a month, at the age of 83.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1873: born.

• 1900s: attended Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, Stati Uniti

• 1903 to 1907: attended Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Stati Uniti

• April 2, 1957: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
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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The outrageous humor of Kenny Everett (born Maurice James Christopher Cole, 25 December 1944 – 4 April 1995) was an essential element of Pirate Radio, the offshore station that expanded the boundaries of good taste in European broadcasting. Everett was a popular comic and DJ in England, with shows on BBC-1 and Capitol Radio. For BBC Television, he created The Kenny Everett Show, where he played flamboyant characters such as biker Sid Snot, French barber Marcel Wave, and buxom blonde Cupid Stunt. Everett married the singer and psychic Audrey Lee "Lady Lee" Middleton (b. 14 February 1937, the daughter of a fireman) at Kensington Register Office on 2 June 1969. By September 1979, they had separated, and in the mid-1980s, he publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. One of his first boyfriends, an Australian waiter called John "Jay" Pitt was found for Everett by his wife; he and Pitt lived together for a while. In the 80s, having fully thrown off his guilt about his sexuality, he took up nightclubbing with a vengeance, and it was on one such evening out that he met former Red Army soldier Nikolai Grishanovitch. Grishanovich was one of the two husbands he eventually unveiled to the press (the other was a Spanish waiter, Pepe Flores), and he died of an Aids-related illness in 1991, the same year as Everett's close friend Freddie Mercury. Everett died of AIDS-related illness in 1995.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1944: born.

• April 4, 1995: died. Buried at Mortlake Crematorium  Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England

References:

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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Ismail Merchant (25 December 1936 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian-born film producer and director, best known for the results of his famously long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director (and Merchant's longtime professional and personal partner) James Ivory as well as screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Their films won six Academy Awards. Ismail Merchant and James Ivory were widely recognized, during the final decades of the 20th century, as setting the gold standard when it came to adapting iconic novels into high-quality motion pictures. Among their best-known works are A Room with a View and Howards End. In 1961, Merchant and Ivory formed the film production company MIP. Merchant was also Ivory's long-term life partner. Their professional and romantic partnership lasted from the early 1960s until Merchant's death in 2005.

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1936: born.

• 1958: attended New York University, New York, 10003, Stati Uniti

• May 25, 2005: died. Buried at Bada Qabrastan, Kalbadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002, India

References:

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
ISBN-13: 978-1979628808 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979628807
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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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Gwen Farrar was one of the six daughters of George Farrar and his wife, Ella. Gwendoline Farrar qualified in violoncello playing, and was entitled to use the letters L.R.A.M. Indeed, she was billed as such when performing at two concerts at the Electric Theatre, Newport Pagnell, which included Gervase Elwes, a world renowned tenor. During the. closing stages of the war, with Miss Norah Blaney, a singer and pianist, Gwen performed at concerts and entertainments for the troops in France and Belgium, and the pair continued their partnership after the war, appearing at leading theatres all over the country, including London. In fact she soon became celebrated as a world class entertainer and a brilliant cellist, who delighted “in making weird noises with her voice much to the discomfort of her partner,” Norah. In 1926 they went to New York to perform, and having begun a short professional partnership with Billy Mayerl, a popular pianist, it was due to her organisation that in March 1928, on the evenings of Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th an excellent variety entertainment took place in the Electric Theatre, Newport Pagnell. Here she sang syncopated songs, imitated animals and poultry in the farmyard, and then played the cello. In fact despite her excellent musicianship her act always had a comical element, and for the theatrical effect she would sometimes go off the stage dragging her cello behind her, or slung over her shoulder! A few years after the war her mother, Lady Farrar, died at Chicheley Hall, from internal injuries sustained whilst moving furniture, in preparation for a children's party, and although some of Gwen's sisters would continue to live at the mansion, she, having been left a considerable financial sum by her father, divided her time between her XVII century country home in Northants, and 217 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EH, which she maintained as a base for he musical career. Renowned as a popular entertainer, she died after a short illness on Christmas Day 1944.

Timeline & Places:

• July 14, 1899: born at Chicheley Hall, Chicheley Rd, Newport Pagnell MK16 9JJ, Regno Unito

• 1920s to 1944: lived at 217 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EH, Regno Unito

• December 25, 1944: died.

References:

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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George Michael was an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! with his school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, "Careless Whisper", was released when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide. Michael's current partner is celebrity hairstylist Fadi Fawaz. In a 2007 interview, Michael said that he had hidden the fact he was gay because of worries over what effect it might have on his mother. At the age of 19, Michael told Andrew Ridgeley and close friends that he was bisexual. Michael also told one of his two sisters, but he was advised by friends not to tell his parents about his sexuality. Speaking about his time with Wham! in the 1980s, Michael said: "I used to sleep with women quite a lot in the Wham! days but never felt it could develop into a relationship because I knew that, emotionally, I was a gay man. I didn't want to commit to them but I was attracted to them. Then I became ashamed that I might be using them." In 2009, Michael said: "My depression at the end of Wham! was because I was beginning to realise I was gay, not bisexual." Michael established a relationship with Anselmo Feleppa, a male Brazilian dress-designer, whom he had met at the 1991 concert Rock in Rio. Six months into their relationship, Feleppa discovered that he had HIV. Michael later said: "It was terrifying news. I thought I could have the disease too. I couldn't go through it with my family because I didn't know how to share it with them - they didn't even know I was gay." In 1993, Feleppa died of an AIDS-related brain haemorrhage. Michael's single "Jesus to a Child" is a tribute to Feleppa (he consistently dedicates it to him before performing it live), as is his 1996 album Older. In 2008, speaking about the loss of his partner Feleppa, Michael said: "It was a terribly depressing time. It took about three years to grieve, then after that I lost my mother. I felt almost like I was cursed." 

Timeline & Places:

• June 25, 1963: born.

• 2000s to 2016: lived at 5 The Grove, Highgate, London N6 6JU, Regno Unito

• 2000s to 2016: lived at Mill Cottage, Off Manor Road, Goring, Reading RG8 9DS, Regno Unito

• December 25, 2016: died. Buried at Highgate Cemetery, Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ, Regno Unito

References:

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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