Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1730, Amsterdam – Navy Chief of Detectives Laurens Hospuijn (? – September 16, 1730) is executed for Sodomy in Amsterdam. He is executed by being strangled and thrown into the water with a 100-pound weight.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
on the USA song charts, at 9 ”, Elton John scored another Top 10 hit with “Honky Cat”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Cher’s comeback song “If I Could Turn Back Time” was 7 on the USA charts
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Barbra Streisand made her first live appearance in six years at a fundraiser for the U.S. Democratic party.
1994 – At the insistence of the U.S., the United Nations suspends the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) from observer status because of allegations that ILGA’s members include groups that promote pedophilia.
Blogger Nina recalls: Of the over 100 organizations, I think 26 were pedophilia or supportive – and in Vancouver this would lead to Cindy Filipenko being fired as editor of Xtra West for calling Pink Triangle Press, the publisher out for supporting. ILGA was the first nongovernment organization to have observer status – and pedophiles are not LGBTQ2 – who are adults with consenting adults. Pedophiles are criminals – which the UN continues to have unresolved issues of aid workers exploiting children, who were often child soldiers.
1994 – Richard A. Heyman (1935 – September 16, 1994) dies. He was mayor of Key West, Florida from 1983 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989. He was one of the first openly gay public officials in the United States. Under his leadership, the City of Key West passed a resolution to make it illegal for employers to fire staff who had HIV/AIDS.Heyman died of AIDS-related pneumonia on September 16, 1994 at 59 years old. His papers are held at the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York. The Richard A. Heyman Environmental Pollution Control Facility in Key West was named in his honor. In 2010, a documentary about Richard Heyman’s first term as mayor, directed by John Mikytuck, entitled The Newcomer, was released. Heyman’s long-time partner was artist John Kiraly.
Actor /dancer/screenwriter Gene Nelson died of cancer at 76.(Gentleman’s Agreement, Oklahoma!, The West Point Story, Tea for Two, Lullaby of Broadway, I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now, This Is the Army, She’s Working Her Way Through College, The Atomic Man, Apartment for Peggy)/director (The Donna Reed Show, Mod Squad, I Dream of Jeannie, Kissin’ Cousins, Harum Scarum, The Cool Ones)
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Israeli couple, Yuval Topper-Erez, a transman, and his husband Matan, became the first to be jointly recognized as biological fathers
Former Village People vocalist Victor Willis won a legal battle that began in 2011 to reclaim the rights to more than 30 of the Disco group’s hit songs. Willis, who portrayed a traffic cop in the band, left the group in 1979 and transferred his rights to 33 tracks, including “Y.M.C.A.” and “In the Navy”, to his publisher. After having a change of heart, he filed suit to win back ownership of the tunes.
Sotheby’s announced that they would be auctioning Janis Joplin’s pearl-white 1965 Porsche 365c 1600 Cabriolet next December. Joplin drove the car, painted with a kaleidoscopic Flower Power mural, until her death in October, 1970.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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