January 27th People

January 27th

01–27-1879 – 10-30-1943 Beatrice Hastings – Born in Hackney, London, England. She was an English writer, poet, and literary critic. She wrote under the pen name of Emily Alice Haigh. Bisexual, she was a friend and lover of writer Katherine Mansfield. In 1943, probably suffering from cancer, she killed herself with gas from a domestic cooker.

 

 

01-27-1911 – 01-11-2006 Anyda Marchant – (pen name Sarah Aldridge) Born in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of six, her family moved to Washington, D.C. One anyda-marchant-2of the first women to pass the bar in Washington DC, she served the World Bank as an attorney in the Legal Dept. She was a founding partner for Naiad Press in 1973 and A&M Books in 1995, and a writer of primarily lesbian popular fiction. She met secretary Muriel Inez Crawford in 1947. The couple were together for 57 years until Anyda’s death in 2006. Muriel died five months later on June 7, 2006.

 

01-27-1985 Eric Radford – Born in Winnipeg, Canada. He is a Canadian pair skater. With his partner, Meagan Duhamel, he won the silver medal at the eric-radford2014 Olympics in Sochi. The pair also won the 2013 and 2014 bronze medals at the World Championships. At the Four Continents Championships, they won the gold in 2013, and the silver in 2011. He came out as gay in December of 2014. He is the first world stage figure skater to come out publicly at the height of his career. He and his partner, Meagan Duhamel, are aiming for gold in the 2018 Olympics.

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