BCE to The Suffragettes
1624 – In the Virginia Colony, Richard Cornish was hanged for sodomy. His execution was the first of its kind to be recorded in the American colonies.
1658, Mexico – One hundred men are indicted for sodomy in the Mexican Inquisition under the Duke of Albuquerque. Fourteen are burned to death. Another, because he was young, was lashed 200 times and sold to a bricklayer.
1730, Prussia – Hans Hermann von Katte (28 February 1704 – 6 November 1730) is executed in Prussia. Frederick the Great (Fredrick II of Prussia) was thought to be lovers with Katte. They planned to escape Prussia together, but were discovered. The court sentenced Katte to life in prison but refused to judge the prince. Fredrick’s father thought this too lenient and ordered Katte executed and Fredrick imprisoned. Frederick was awakened at 5:00 AM and told to look out his prison window at the execution of Katte. He called out to him “My dear Katte, a thousand pardons.” Katte called back, “My prince, there is nothing to apologize for” just before he was beheaded.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1939 – Arthur Bell (November 6, 1939 – June 2, 1984) is born. He was a journalist and activist, one of the founding members of the Gay Activists Alliance. Bell wrote his first piece for the Village Voice in 1969, an account of the Stonewall riots, a confrontation between police and the patrons of a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn that became a flashpoint of the Gay Liberation movement. Bell died at the age of 44 from complications related to diabetes.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was at 4 with Sonny & Cher’s Look At Us fifth; the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” was still #8 after 58 weeks, Barbra Streisand, reached the Top 10 again with My Name Is Barbra.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
An anti-Vietnam march in New York includes a gay contingent. The Student Mobilization Committee’s Gay Task Force joined the protest to draw attention to parallels between America’s oppression of gays and the racism of Vietnam.
Cher scored her first solo US number one hit with “Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves”, a song that reached #4 in the UK.
Joan Baez slid down to ten on the USA Charts with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.
1975, Canada – A Special Joint Committee on Canada’s Immigration Policy recommends that homosexuals no longer be prohibited from entering Canada under the revised Immigration Act.
1976 – Patrick Dennis (May 18, 1921 – November 6, 1976) dies at the age of 55 in New York City. His novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade (1955) was one of the best-selling American books of the 20th century. On December 30, 1948, Dennis married Louise Stickney, with whom he had two children. He led a double life as a conventional husband and father, and as a bisexual, in later life becoming a well-known participant in Greenwich Village‘s gay scene.
November 6, 1977ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK single chart with ‘The Name Of The Game, the group’s 6th No.1
Olivia Newton-John released the single “A Little More Love”. completing her transformation from country post Grease to a rock artist. the 1980s would not be ready for her album Physical or her tv special of music videos instead of a tour that made music videos the new short film format and future tv station. blogger Nina notes.
The movie The Rose with Bette Midler premiered at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, with the opening night party at the Roseland Ballroom.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Olivia Newton-John had song #3 with “Heart Attack”
1984 – Voters decide to turn a previously unincorporated portion of Los Angeles into the nation’s first “Gay City,” West Hollywood. They elect a gay majority for their new city council
Madonna also released the single “Like A Virgin”.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990-San Francisco voters approve a domestic partners referendum and elect two lesbians to the Board of Supervisors.
Madonna released the single “Justify My Love”.
1990 – Deborah Glick (born December 24, 1950) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian individual elected to the legislature of New York. Her political activity began in college and her involvement in grass roots organizing continues today. She has focused on areas relating to civil rights, reproductive freedom, lesbian and gay rights (LGBT rights), environmental improvement and preservation, and the arts.
1990 – By a margin of two to one, voters in Tacoma, Washington reject a ballot initiative which would have reinstated a gay civil rights law repealed by voters in November 1989.
1990 – Voters in Seattle reject Initiative 35 which would have repealed an ordinance granting domestic partnership rights for medical leave and bereavement leave.
1995Queen released the album “Made in Heaven.” It was the last album to feature the band’s original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna scored her 36th Top Ten single with ‘Hung Up’,
2012 – Voters in Maine approve a constitutional amendment overturning a voter-approved 2009 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in the state.
2012 – Maryland voters also approve Question 6 in response to the enactment of the Civil Marriage Protection Act on March 1, 2012, thus allowing same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license after January 1, 2013 and also protecting clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs.
2012 – Minnesota voters reject Amendment 1 that would have constitutionally defined marriage as one man and one woman
2012 – Washington State voters approve Referendum 74 legalizing same-sex marriage
2012 – Spain’s highest court upholds same-sex marriage laws
2012 – Tammy Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian politician and the first Wisconsin woman, elected to the US Senate. She previously served as the Representative from Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013, as well as serving three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly representing the 78th district.
2017 – America’s first all-LGBT city council was elected in Palm Springs, consisting of three gay men, a transgender woman and a bisexual woman.
2018 – Jared Polis (born May 12, 1975) is an American politician, entrepreneur and philanthropist serving as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district since 2009. He was elected Governor of Colorado on Nov. 6, 2018, making him the first openly gay governor to be elected in the history of the United States, as well as the first Jewish governor of Colorado.
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