January 27th People

January 27th

01-27-1965   Alan Cumming – Born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland. He is a Scottish-American actor, comedian, singer, writer, filmmaker, and activist. Cumming’s has acted in numerous films, television shows, and plays. On Broadway, he appeared as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret, for which he won a tony Award. He appeared on The Good Wife, for which he was nominated for three PrimeTime Emmy Awards. In March 2005, Cumming received the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Median Awards for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia. In the same year, he was presented with the HRC’s Humanitarian Award in San Francisco for his LGBT public stance. Cummings lives in Manhattan with his husband, illustrator Grant Shaffer, and their two dogs. The couple legally married in New York on January 7, 2012.

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 2014 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, earned the bronze metal at the 2018 Olympics. They became the first pair to complete a throw quad at any Winter Olympic competition. On April 25, the two announced their retirement from competition. Radford became engaged to his boyfriend, Spanish ice dancer, Luis Fenero, on June 10, 2017. They wed on July 12, 2019.

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