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LGBTQ2 for December 5

BCE to The Suffragettes

1640, Ireland –John Atherton (1598 – 5 December 1640) is hanged for sodomy. He is the second man to be hanged for the “vice of buggery” in Ireland. He was the Anglican Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in the Church of Ireland. He and John Childe (his steward and tithe proctor) were both tried and executed for buggery in 1640.

1642 – A Massachusetts Bay servant is sentenced to be whipped for “unseemly practices” with another woman in the first documented example of legal prosecution in North America for same-sex relations between women.

12-05-1886 – 01-03-1960 Constance Spry – Born in Derby, United Kingdom. She 

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was a famous British educator. In 1928 she gave up teaching and opened her first floral shop. Spry caused a sensation in fashionable society with her arrangements. In 1936 she did the flower arrangements for the royal wedding of the Duke of Gloucester and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. According to the biographer Diana Souhami, she had a romantic relationship with the lesbian painter Gluck.

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12-05-1901 – 10-16-1965   Blyth Daly – Born in London, England. She was an actress who appeared on Broadway and was also in several silent and sound films. Daly is better known for her relationships and friendships in the lesbian acting community of both Hollywood and Broadway. She, along with Tallulah Bankhead, Estelle Winwood, and Eva Le Gallienne, was dubbed “The Four Riders of the Algonquin.” Daly was bisexual and had affairs with actresses Ann Andrews, Estelle Winwood, and Tallulah Bankhead.

1932 – African American rock artist Little Richard(born December 5, 1932) is born. Richard Wayne Penniman, known as Little Richard, is an American musician, singer, actor, comedian and songwriter. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Little Richard’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. In 1995, Little Richard told Penthouse that he always knew he was gay, saying “I’ve been gay all my life”.

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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

12-05-1967 Amanda Lepore – Born in Cedar Grove, 


New Jersey. She is a transgender pioneer. She underwent sex reassignment surgery at the age of 19 in Yonkers, New York. Lepore is an NYC transgender nightlife entertainer, American model, performance artist, and recording artist. She was part of the True Colors Tour 2007, a benefit tour sponsored by Logo channel, hosted by comedian Margaret Cho, and headlined by Cyndi Lauper.

12-05-1968 Margaret Cho – Born in San Francisco, California. She is a Korean-American comedian, actress, author, and 


singer/songwriter. She is openly bisexual and an advocate and supporter of LGBT rights. She has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asians, and the LGBT community. Cho has written two books – I’m the One That I Want and I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight. Cho married Al Ridenour in 2003 and filed for divorce in August 2015.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

12-05-1978 Micah Kellner – Born in Morristown, New Jersey. He is a New York Democrat; member of the New York State Assembly representing the 76th district serving until December 31, 2014. 


Kellner is an advocate for the disabled (Kellner was born with cerebral palsy). He is openly bisexual and the first openly bisexual person elected to the New York State Assembly. In 2010 Kellner received the Brenda Howard Award, which “recognizes an individual or organization whose work on behalf of the LGBT Community best exemplifies the vision, principles, and community service of the late bisexual rights activist Brenda Howard, and who serves as a positive and visible role model for the Bisexual Community.”

1979 – A TV critic reviewed the play Bent, saying that the play about two homosexuals who died in a concentration camp had “nothing at all to do with the real tragedy of the holocaust,” and called the play’s message insignificant. Bent is a 1979 play by Martin Sherman. It revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word “bent” used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. The play starred Ian McKellen in its original 1979 West End production, and Richard Gere in its original 1980 Broadway production. In 1989, Sean Mathias directed a revival of the play, performed as a one-night benefit for Stonewall, featuring Ian McKellen, Richard E GrantIan Charleson, and Ralph Fiennes.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list


Physical from Olivia Newton-John was #8 on the USA LP charts

1984 – Berkeley, California becomes the first city in the United States to extend spousal benefits to “domestic partners” of city employees.


George Michael moved to 3 with “Faith” on the usa song charts

Whitney Houston roared in from 16 to 8 with “So Emotional”,

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism


Lloyd Price, Little Richard, Little Eva, Bobby Vee, Duane Eddy, and Johnny Preston, among others, hit England on the Giants of Rock ‘n’ Roll concert at Wembley Arena in London.

Whitney Houston started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. The longest ever run at No.1 for a female artist the Dolly Parton penned song was taken from the Bodyguard soundtrack.

1998  –The bisexual pride flag, created by Michael Page, is unveiled.  He wanted to give the bisexual community its own symbol comparable to the gay pride flag of the larger LGBT community. His aim was to increase the visibility of bisexuals, both among society as a whole and within the LGBT community. The first bisexual pride flag was unveiled at the BiCafe’s first anniversary party on December 5, 1998 after Page was inspired by his work with BiNet USA

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”


Elton John was a guest star on NBC’s “Will and Grace.”


Sir Elton John received Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.

2005 – A New Jersey court rules that school districts have the same responsibility to stop harassment of students that employers have to prevent harassment of employees, ending, at least in NJ, a tougher standard of proof for student complainants than for adults in the workplace. 


In an interview with the UK daily newspaper The Guardian, George Michael said he had cut back on his cannabis intake and now only smoked ‘seven or eight’ spliffs per day instead of the 25 he used to smoke.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

12-05-2012 Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that a law in southern Oaxaca state that bans same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in that state and possibly in the rest of Mexico.


A statue of David Bowie was set to go up in the town where he first performed as Ziggy Stardust following the success of a crowdfunding campaign. More than 650 people pledged sums totalling more than the £100,000 goal, 19 hours before the deadline. The statue would be put up in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where Bowie unveiled his Ziggy character.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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