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by Anonymousreply 6May 23, 2010 12:20 AM

Although married three times, there are numerous stories about Laurence Olivier's relationships with men.

According to David Niven, during the filming of "Streetcar Named Desire", he discovered Olivier with Marlon Brando in the garden of his second wife Vivien Leigh's mansion. They were swimming in the pool. Olivier was kissing Brando. "I turned my back to them and went back inside to join Vivien. I'm sure she knew what was going on, but she made no mention of it. Nor did I. One must be sophisticated about such matters in life."

Another story we get from Olivier's third wife, Joan Plowright, who documented his ten year relationship with Danny Kaye. While many of his biographers have attempted to refute the claim, Plowright confirmed it, stating, "I have always resented the comments that it was I who was the homewrecker of Larry's marriage to Vivien Leigh. Danny Kaye was attached to Larry far earlier than I."

by Anonymousreply 1May 23, 2010 12:06 AM

Harvey Milk (1930 – 1978) was an American politician and gay rights activist; the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 2May 23, 2010 12:08 AM

Paul Winfield (1939 – 2004) was an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor best known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film "Sounder. " On TV, he starred as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the television miniseries "King." Winfield died of a heart attack in 2004 at age 64. His partner of 30 years, architect Charles Gillan Jr., preceded him in death in 2002.

by Anonymousreply 3May 23, 2010 12:10 AM

Mark Bingham died at age 31 in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on board United Airlines Flight 93.

He is believed to have been among the passengers who attempted to storm the cockpit to try to prevent the hijackers from using the plane as a weapon. He made a brief airphone call to his mother shortly before the plane went down.

Bingham was survived by his former boyfriend of six years, Paul Holm, who says this was not the first time Bingham risked his life to protect the lives of others. He had twice successfully protected Holm from attempted muggings, one of which was at gunpoint.

by Anonymousreply 4May 23, 2010 12:15 AM

Sasha Alyson is an American businessman who started Alyson Publications in 1979. By 1992, it had become the largest independent publisher of gay and lesbian books, with sales of nearly a million dollars a year. He stepped down from that to focus on AIDS awareness. Next he began Alyson Adventures, a company that plans adventure holidays for gay people.

by Anonymousreply 5May 23, 2010 12:19 AM

1879-Alla Nazimova

by Anonymousreply 6May 23, 2010 12:20 AM
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