Tuesday, 31 May 2011

31st May

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LGBT people born 31st May:


1819 – Walt Whitman – US Poet / Author / Journalist – Died 26th March 1892


1922 – Denholm Elliott – UK Actor – Died 6th October 1992


1945 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder – German Director / Playwright / Composer / Actor – Died 10th June 1982


1953 – Louise Frevert – Danish Politician


1954 – Lissy Groner – German Politician


1965 – Todd McKenney – Australian Entertainer



And those who died:


1963 – Edith Hamilton – German / US Author – Born 12th August 1867


1967 – Billy Strayhorn – US Composer / Pianist / Arranger – Born 29th November 1915


1978 – Hannah Hoch – German Artist – Born 1st November 1889


1991 – Sir Angus Wilson – UK Author / Journalist / Playwright – Born 11th August 1913


1993 – Anji Xtravaganza – US Entertainer – Born 1966


2009 – Danny LaRue – Irish Female Impersonator / Singer – Born 26th July 1927


2010 – Donald Windham – US Author / Playwright – Born 2nd July 1920



Events in LGBT History:


2003 – National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, California, USA [ran until 29th June 2003]


2007 – Newfest – NY LGBT Film Festival, USA [ran until 10th June 2007]


2009 – National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, California, USA [ran until 11th July 2009]


2011 – First ever Montenegro Pride


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Monday, 30 May 2011

30th May

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LGBT people born 30th May:


1910 – Inge Meysel – German Actress – Died 10th July 2004


1926 – Christine Jorgensen – US first widely known sex-reassignment recipient – Died 3rd May 1989


1928 – Joan Chalmers – Canadian Philanthropist


1950 – Bertrand Delanoe – French Politician


1955 – Colm Toibin – Irish Author / Critic


1960 – Micah Barnes – Canadian Singer


1964 – Oscar van den Boogaard – Dutch Author


1967 – Allison Adler – US Producer / Screenwriter


1974 – Luis – US Musician



And those who died:


1593 – Christopher Marlowe – UK Poet / Playwright – Born 26th February 1564


1995 – Glenn Burke – US Baseball – Born 16th November 1952


1986 – Perry Ellis – US Fashion Designer – Born 3rd March 1940


2007 – Jean-Claude Brialy – French Actor / Director – Born 30th March 1933


2010 – Peter Orlovsky – US Poet – Born 8th July 1933



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Equality Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [ran until 6th June 2007]


2011 – Bucharest Gay Fest, Romania [runs until 4th June 2011]


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Sunday, 29 May 2011

29th May

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LGBT people born 29th May:


1906 – T.H. White – UK Author – Died 17th January 1964


1944 – Helmut Berger – Austrian Actor


1947 – Gene Robinson – US Bishop


1959 – Rupert Everett – UK Actor / Singer


1960 – Mike Freer – UK Politician


1961 – Melissa Etheridge – US Singer / Songwriter / Musician


1962 – [or ?? June 1962] Michael Clark – UK Dancer / Choreographer / Actor


1969 – Eric Hanson – US Porn / Model


1975 – Melanie Brown – UK Singer / Actress


1975 – David Burtka – US Actor / Chef


1980 – Mark Feehily – Irish Singer



And those who died:


1927 – Georges Eekhoud – Belgian Author – Born 27th May 1854


1957 – James Whale – UK Director / Actor – Born 22nd July 1889


1991 – Coral Browne – Australian Actress – Born 23rd July 1913


2004 – Zebedy Colt – US Actor / Musician – Born 20th December 1929


2008 – Paula Gunn Allen – US Poet / Literary Critic / Activist / Author – Born 24th October 1939


2008 – Steven Parrish – US Hate Crime Victim – Born 1989/90



Events in LGBT History:


2010 – Birmingham Pride, UK [until 30th May 2010]


2011 – Norrkoping Pride, Sweden [runs until 30th May 2011]


2011 – Cork Pride, Ireland [runs until 5th June 2011]


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Friday, 27 May 2011

27th May

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LGBT people born 27th May:


1854 – Georges Eekhoud – Belgian Author – Died 29th May 1927


1877 – Isadora Duncan – US Dancer – Died 14th September 1927


1912 – John Cheever – US Author – Died 18th June 1982


1917 – Martha Rofheart – UK / US Author / Actress / Nurse – Died 19th June 1990


1923 – Nicole Stephane – French Actress – Died 13th March 2007


1927 – Marijane Meaker – US Author


1935 – Karen-Christine Friele – Norwegian Activist


1973 – Cyd Zeigler Jr. – US Author / Commentator


1976 – Anita Blond – Hungarian Porn / Model


1990 – Chris Colfer – US Actor / Singer



And those who died:


1987 – Richard Bruce Nugent – US Author / Painter –Born 2nd July 1906


1997 – Matt Gunther – US Porn – Born 28th May 1963


2001 – Bram van Leeuwen – Dutch Journalist – Born 18th July 1918


2007 – Sam Garrison – US Lawyer / Activist – Born 21st February 1942



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Birmingham Pride, UK


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Thursday, 26 May 2011

26th May

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LGBT people born 26th May:


1799 – August Kopisch – German Poet / Painter – Died 6th February 1853


1918 - John Dall – US Actor – Died 15th January 1971


1925 – Alec McCowen – UK Actor


1941 – Reg Bundy – UK Drag Queen [Regina Fong] / Dancer / Actor / Presenter – Died 15th April 2003


1954 – Alan Hollinghurst – UK Author / Poet


1957 – Ulrike Lunacek – Austrian Journalist / Politician


1964 – Caitlin R Kiernan – Irish Author


1978 – John Andrew Quale – US Singer / Songwriter [Prince Poppycock]


1979 – Karolien de Becker – Belgian Presenter


1982 – Cristy Road – US Illustrator


1987 – Sakia Gunn – US Hate Crime Victim – Died 11th May 2003



And those who died:


1926 – Lord Arthur Somerset – UK Aristocrat / Royal Horse Guards Major – Born 17th November 1851


1991 – Tom Eyen – US Playwright / Lyricist / Screenwriter / Director – Born 14th August 1940


1991 – Lance – US Porn – Born 25th November 1962


1995 – Tony Azito – US Dancer / Actor – Born 18th July 1948


2006 – Sudha – Indian Hate Crime Victim – Born ????



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Darwin Pride, Australia [ran until 11th June 2007]

2007 – Belgian Lesbian & Gay Pride in Brussels

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

25th May

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LGBT people born 25th May:


1869 – Robbie Ross – Canadian Journalist / Art Critic – Died 5th October 1918


1913 – Donald McLean – UK Diplomat / Spy – Died 6th March 1983


1914 – Douglas LePan – Canadian Diplomat / Poet / Author / Professor – Died 27th November 1998


1938 – Arturo Islas – US Author – Died 15th February 1991


1939 – Sir Ian McKellan – UK Actor


1953 – Eve Ensler – US Playwright / Activist


1953 – Alexander Wilson – US / Canadian Author / Horticulturist / Activist – Died 26th October 1993


1959 – Julian Clary – UK Comedian / Presenter / Author / Actor


1969 – Anne Heche – US Actress


1981 – Anette Trettebergstuen – Norwegian Politician


1987 - Tye Olson – US Actor



And those who died:


1899 – Rosa Bonheur – French Artist – Born 16th March 1822


1913 – Alfred Redl – Austrian Soldier – Born 14th March 1864


2005 – Ismael Merchant – Indian Director – Born 25th December 1936


2006 – Kari S Tikka – Finnish Scholar / Murder Victim – Born 21st August 1944


2007 – Charles Nelson Reilly – US Actor / Director – Born 13th January 1931



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Moscow Pride, Russia [planned to run until 27th May 2007]


2007 – Bear & Leather Pride London, UK [ran until 28th May 2007]


2007 – United States Gay Open in San Francisco, California, USA [ran until 28th May 2007]


2007 – Colorado & Iowa ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private sector


2007 – National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, California, USA [running until 30th June 2007]


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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

24th May

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LGBT people born 24th May:


1883 – Elsa Maxwell – US Author / Presenter / Columnist –Died 1st November 1963


1967 – Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell – US Businesswoman


1972 – Greg Berlanti – US Author / Producer / Director



And those who died:


1993 – Rod Phillips – US Porn – Born 23rd August 1960


1996 – Norman Rene – US Director / Producer – Born 1951


2006 – Fritz Klein – US Psychiatrist / Activist / Author – Born 27th December 1932



Events in LGBT History:


1988 – Section 28 is enacted in the UK


2007 – Jenny Bailey becomes the UK’s first transsexual mayor


2007 – Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Oahu, Hawaii, USA [ran until 27th May 2007]


2007 – Bear Pride, Chicago, Illinois, USA (including International Mr Leather 2007) [ran until 28th May 2007]


2007 – DC Black Pride, Washington DC, USA [ran until 28th May 2007]


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Monday, 23 May 2011

23rd May

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LGBT people born 23rd May:


1904 – Libby Holman – US Singer / Actress – Died 18th June 1971


1908 – Annemarie Schwarzenbach – Swiss Author / Journalist – Died 15th November 1942


1914 – Leo Lerman – US Author – Died 22nd August 1994


1958 – Lea DeLaria – US Comedian / Actress / Musician


1961 – Norrie May-Welby – UK / Australian Blogger / 1st person to be declared gender neutral


1968 – Guinevere Turner – US Actress / Director / Screenwriter


1975/8 – Jason Land – US Porn


1978 – Katie Reider – US Singer / Songwriter – Died 14th July 2008


1979 – Chris Morris – UK Author / Activist


1980 – Rico Suave – US Porn [or 26th November 1980 or ?? October 1983]


1983 – Tommy Deluca – US Porn


1985 – Maya Keyes – US Activist



And those who died:


1942 – Charles Robert Ashbee – UK Designer / Entrepreneur – Born 17th May 1863


1975 – Jackie “Moms” Mabley – US Comedian – Born 19th March 1894


1990 – Ted Tinling – UK Tennis / Fashion Design / Spy / Actor – Born 23rd June 1910


1996 – Patrick Cargill – UK Author – Born 3rd June 1918

2006 – Alfred Dibble – US Murder Victim – Born ????

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

22nd May

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LGBT people born 22nd May:


1870 – Eva Gore-Booth – Irish Poet / Playwright / Suffragette – Died 30th June 1926


1879 – [or 3rd June 1879] Alla Nazimova – Russian Actress / Producer – Died 13th July 1945


1905 – Tom Driberg, Baron Bradwell – UK Journalist – Died 12th August 1976


1930 – Harvey Milk – US Politician – Died 27th November 1978


1931 – Henrietta Moraes – UK Socialite / Artist’s Muse – Died 6th January 1999


1939 – Paul Winfield – US Actor – Died 7th March 2004


1955 – Dale Winton – UK Presenter


1956 – Dirk Tanghe – Belgian Actor / Director


1970 – Mark Bingham – US PR Executive / 9/11 Hero – Died 11th September 2001


1983 – Natasha Kai – US Footballer


1985 – Chris Salvatore – US Actor / Singer



And those who died:


1939 – Willem de Merode – Dutch Poet – Born 2nd September 1887


1948 – Claude McKay – Jamaican / US Author / Poet – Born 15th September 1889


1967 – Langston Hughes – US Author / Poet – Born 1st February 1902


1971 – A.H. Nijhoff-Wind – Dutch Author – Born 9th June 1897


1989 – Karen Ulane – US Airline Pilot – Born 1949


2003 – Elula Perrin – Vietnamese / French Author – Born 1929


2005 – Bertha Harris – US Author – Born 17th December 1937


2008 – Paul Patrick – UK Teacher / Activist – Born 23rd July 1950



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Vermont bans gender identity discrimination in the private sector


2010 – Inaugural Harvey Milk Day, USA [annually thereafter]


2011 – Grand Opening of the Harvey Milk Call Center, San Francisco, USA


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Saturday, 21 May 2011

21st May

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LGBT people born 21st May:



1885 – Fred Barnes – UK Entertainer – Died 23rd October 1938



1917 – Raymond Burr – US Actor – Died 12th September 1993



1925 – Franklin E Kameny – US Politician / Activist



1951 – Arthur Russell – US Cellist / Composer / Singer – Died 4th April 1992



1952 – Mario Mieli – Italian Activist – Died 12th March 1983



1958 – Nicky Crane – UK Former Neo-Nazi – Died 8th December 1993



1960 – Jeffrey Dahmer – US Serial Killer – Died 28th November 1994



1973 – Sabine Junger – German Politician



1974 – Adriano Cintra – Brazilian Musician



1975 – Bret Wolfe – US Porn / Actor [or 20th May 1975]



1976 – Nishit Saran – Indian Director / Activist – Died 24th April 2002



1978/9 – Briana Banks – German / US Porn / Model



1980 – Anika Moa – New Zealand Singer





And those who died:



1926 – Ronald Firbank – UK Author – Born 17th January 1886



1949 – Klaus Mann – German Author – Born 18th November 1906



1991 – Lino Brocka – Filipino Director – Born 3rd April 1939



1991 – Nicholas Dante – US Dancer / Author – Born 22nd November 1941



1993 – Cliff Tucker – UK Politician – Born 18th December 1912



2000 – Sir John Gielgud – UK Actor – Born 14th April 1904





Events in LGBT History:



2009 – Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signs a bill providing health insurance & more entitlements for state workers that include unmarried couples including same-sex



2011 – Lesbian & Gay Pride Nantes, France



2011 – Palermo Pride, Italy



2011 – Torino Pride, Italy


2011 - Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, California, USA [runs until 22nd May 2011]



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Friday, 20 May 2011

20th May

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LGBT people born 20th May:


1906 – Valentine Ackland – UK Poet – Died 9th November 1969


1922/4 – Walter Dempster Jr [aka Walterina Markova] – Filipino Drag Queen / WWII Sex-Slave – Died 24th June 2005


1965 – Ted Allen – US Presenter / Author


1969 – Steve O’Donnell – US Porn – [or 19th May 1969]


1969 – Joop Wijn – Dutch Politician


1972 – Andreas Lundstedt – Swedish Singer


1975 – Drew Pritt – US Politician


1975 – Bret Wolfe – US Porn / Actor [or 21st May 1975]


1977 – Tiger Tyson – US Porn / Director / Model



And those who died:


1849 – Marie Dorval – French Actress – Born 6th January 1798


1974 – Leontine Sagan – Austrian Actress / Director – Born 13th February 1889


2008 – Ronald Dixon – UK Hate Crime Victim – Born ????


2009 – Arthur Erickson – Canadian Architect – Born 14th June 1924



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Minneapolis AIDS Walk, Minnesota, USA


2007 – AIDS Walk New York, USA


2009 – Nevada passes Domestic Partnership Responsibilities Act 2009, vetoed by Governor Jim Gibbon a week later


2009 – New Jersey introduce marriage bill


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Thursday, 19 May 2011

19th May

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LGBT people born 19th May:


1904 – Daniel Guerin – French Anarchist / Author – Died 14th April 1988


1923 – Peter Wildeblood – UK / Canadian Journalist / Author / Playwright / Activist – Died 14th November 1999


1930 – Lorraine Hansberry – US Author / Playwright – Died 12th January 1965


1954 – Peter Elliott – Canadian Rector


1962 – Gina Guidi – US Boxer


1965 – Maile Flanagan – US Actress


1969 – Steve O’Donnell – US Porn – [or 20th May 1969]


1978 – Kim Zolciak – US Singer / Reality TV [The Real Housewives of Atlanta]


1986 – Alex Stevens – Czech Porn




And those who died:


804 – Alcuin of York – English Monk / Poet – Born 735


1999 – Dudley Cave – UK Activist – Born 19th February 1921




Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Equality Parade in Warsaw, Poland


2007 – Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, California, USA [ran until 20th May 2007]


2008 – Australian Capital Territory legalises civil partnerships from this date


2009 – Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signs “everything but marriage” bill into law [effective 1st June 2009]

2011 – Ben Cohen’s Acceptance Tour of the USA begins [runs until 29th May 2011]

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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

18th May

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LGBT people born 18th May:


1913 – Charles Trenet – French Singer / Author – Died 19th February 2001


1914 – Pierre Balmain – French Fashion Designer – Died 29th June 1982


1921 – Patrick Dennis – US Author – Died 6th November 1976


1925 – Robin Blaser – US / Canadian Author / poet – Died 7th May 2009


1926 – Bob Benny – Belgian Singer [or 28th May 1926] – 29th March 2011


1934 – Don Bachardy – US Artist


1938 – Lori Shannon – US Drag Queen / Columnist – Died 11th February 1984


1941 – Miriam Margolyes – UK Actress


1967 – Alonso Duralde – US Author / Film Critic


1968 – Breck Stewart – Canadian Porn / Singer / Actor / Director


1978 – Danny Leary – US Comedian


1980 – Felicia Pearson – US Actress / Author / Rapper


1981 – Tristan Jaxx – US Porn / DJ



And those who died:


1988 – Anthony Forwood – UK Actor / Actor’s Manager – Born 3rd October 1915


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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

17th May

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LGBT people born 17th May:


1863 – Charles Robert Ashbee – UK Designer / Entrepreneur – Died 23rd May 1942


1931 – Marshall Herff Applewhite – US Cult Leader – Died 26th March 1997


1950 – Howard Ashman – US Playwright / Songwriter / Director / Producer – Died 14th March 1991


1951 – Simon Hughes – UK Politician


1956 – Annise Parker – US Politician


1960 – Mark de Solla Price – US Author / Journalist / Activist


1969 – Thom Filicia – US Presenter


1981 – Ted Culonga – Hungarian Porn


1981 – R.J. Helton – US Singer / Reality TV [American Idol]


1989 – Tully Satre – US Author / Activist



And those who died:


1999 – James Broughton – US Poet / Director – Born 10th November 1913


2003 – C.A. Tripp – US Psychologist / Author / Activist – Born 4th October 1919


2006 – John Marsden – Australian Lawyer / Activist – Born 3rd January 1942


2009 – Octavia St Laurent – US Entertainer – Born 1st May 1970



Events in LGBT History:


1992 – World Health Organisation removes homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases


2004 – Same-sex marriage licences issued in Massachusetts, USA


2007 – IGLTA Annual Convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada [ran until 21st May 2007]


2007 – 17th Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada [ran until 27th May 2007]


2007 – Ohio state governor issues executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector


2008 – gays.com launched


2010 – Same-sex marriage legalised in Portugal


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Monday, 16 May 2011

16th May

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LGBT people born 16th May:


1898 – Tamara de Lempicka – Polish Artist – Died 18th March 1980


1919 – Liberace – US Musician – Died 4th February 1987


1929 – Adrienne Rich – US Poet / Author


1967 – Bianca Hagenbeek – Dutch Reality TV [Big Brother]


1970 – Truus Druyts – Belgian Actress / Singer / Presenter


1983 – Matt Summers – US? Porn


1986 – Megan Fox – US Actress / Model


???? – Chase Hunter - US Porn



And those who died:


1933 – John Henry MacKay – UK Author / Anarchist – Born 1864


1952 – Frances Benjamin Johnston – US Photographer / Photojournalist – Born 15th January 1864


1983 – Marion Dickerman – US Suffragette – Born 11th April 1890


2005 – Julio Argueta – El Salvador Murder Victim – Born ????


2007 – Sean William Kennedy – US Hate Crime Victim – Born 8th April 1987

2007 – Terry Ryan – US Author – Born 14th July 1946

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Sunday, 15 May 2011

15th May

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LGBT people born on 15th May:


1842 – Archduke Ludwig Viktor – Austrian Aristocrat – Died 18th January 1919


1930 – Jasper Johns – US Artist


1935 – Maruyama Akihiro [aka Akihiro Miwa] - Japanese Drag Queen / Singer / Actor / Director


1938 – Nancy Garden – US Author


1939 – Barbara Hammer – US Director


1945 – Bill Rosendahl – US Politician / Teacher / Presenter


1946 – Frank Sanders – Dutch Actor / Singer / Dancer / Director


1954 – Boze Hadleigh – US Journalist


1956 – Ricky Ian Gordon – US Composer


1965 – Rustom Padilla [aka BeBe Gandanghari] – Filipino Actor / Reality TV


1967 – Andy Towle – US Blogger / Editor


1981 – Spencer Herbert – Canadian Politician


1985 – Fred Martinez – US Hate Crime Victim – Died 16th June 2001



And those who died:


1972 – Nigel Green – UK Actor – Born 15th October 1924


1985 – Jackie Curtis – US Actress / Poet / Playwright – Born 19th February 1947


1990 – Peter Grimwade – UK Screenwriter / Director – Born 8th June 1942


2004 – Gloria E Anzaldua – US Author / Poet / Activist – Born 26th September 1942


2009 – Rodger McFarlane – US Activist / Author – Born 25th February 1955



Events in LGBT History:


2007 – Montana Pride held in Billings, Montana, USA


2008 – California State Supreme Court strikes down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, making them available from June 2008


2009 – Same-sex couples in Finland allowed to legally adopt a biological child [no full adoption]


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