BCE to The Suffragettes
12-06-1856 – 05-12-1927 Louise Catherine Breslau – Born in Munich, Germany of Polish Jewish descent. She
grew up in Zurich, Switzerland and because she had chronic asthma and was bedridden, she learned to draw. As an adult, she moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian, one of the few places available for women to study. It was here that she met her life partner of forty years, fellow artist, Madeleine Zillhardt. In 1879, she was the only woman from the school to debut at the Paris Salon. Shortly afterward, she opened her own studio. Due to the success at the Salon, Breslau received numerous commissions from wealthy Parisians. She became the third woman artist to be bestowed France’s Legion of Honor award. During WWI, Breslau and Zillhardt remained at their home outside Paris. Both women drew numerous portraits of French soldiers and nurses
on their way to the Front. Breslau died in 1927, and in 1928 the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris honored her with a retrospective. Zillhardt inherited Breslau’s estate and donated sixty of the artist’s pastels and drawings to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. In 1932, Zillhardt published a book titled Louise Catherine Breslau et ses amis (Louise Catherine Breslau and Her Friends). A street in Paris is named after the two women. Breslau’s work is in numerous museums including, Musée du Louvre; Musée d’Orsay, the National Gallery of Ireland, four museums in Switzerland, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Thomas A. Edison finished his first phonograph design and gave a sketch of the machine to his mechanic, former Swiss clock maker John Kruesi, to build. Thirty hours later the machine was finished, but Kruesi bet the inventor $2 that it would not work. Edison immediately tested the machine by speaking a nursery rhyme into the mouthpiece, “Mary had a little lamb.” To his amazement, the machine played his words back to him. Kruesi would go on be involved in many of Edison’s key inventions, including the quadruplex telegraph, the carbon microphone, the phonograph, and the incandescent light bulb and system of electric lighting.
12-06-1892 – 05-04-1969 Sir Osbert Sitwell, 5th Baronet – Born in London,
England. He was an English writer who devoted his life to art and literature. He grew up at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire, England. It has been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years. His first poetry was written while in the trenches of France during WWI. Sitwell, with his brother, sponsored a controversial exhibition of works by Matisse, Utrillo, Picasso, and Modigliani. In the mid-1920s he met David Stuart Horner who was his lover and companion for most of his life.
12-06-1893 – 05-01-1978 Sylvia Townsend Warner – Born at Harrow on the
Hill, Middlesex, England. She was an English novelist and poet. In 1923 she met T.F. Powys, whose writing influenced her own and whose work she encouraged. It was at Powys’ home in 1930 that Warner met Valentine Ackland. The two women fell in love and settled in Frome Vauchurch, Dorset. They lived together from 1930 until Ackland’s death in 1969. In her novel, Summer Will Show (1936), the heroine, Sophia Willoughby, travels to Paris during the 1848 Revolution and falls in love with a woman.
12-06-1895 – 07-02-1952 Henriëtte Bosmans – Born in Amsterdam. Holland. She was a Dutch composer and pianist. Bosmans had relationships
with both men and women, especially those that she collaborated musically. From 1920 to 1927, she was with Dutch cellist and composer, Frieda Belinfante, who was a prominent lesbian and member of the Dutch Resistance during WWII. During the last years of her life, Bosmans was involved with the French singer Noémie Pérugia, for whom she wrote a series of songs. In 1952, Bosmans died of stomach cancer. Since 1994, the Society of Dutch Composers has awarded the Henriëtte Bosmans Prize as an encouragement for young Dutch composers.
12-06-1900 – 04-30-1974 Agnes Moorehead – Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was an American actress whose career of six decades
included work in radio, stage, film, and television. Moorehead is mostly remembered for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched. She earned one Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe awards. In addition, she was nominated for four Academy Awards and six Emmy Awards. She was married twice. Her sexuality has been the subject of speculation. Paul Lynde, Moorehead’s co-star on Bewitched, stated: “Well, the whole world knows Agnes was a lesbian — I mean classy as hell, but one of the all-time Hollywood dykes.” Moorehead is reported in an interview to have acknowledged her same-sex orientation while identifying a number of other Hollywood actresses who “enjoyed lesbian or bi relationships.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
Cole Porter’s musical comedy “Du Barry Was a Lady” opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
December 6, 1961
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best met with Brian Epstein for further discussions about his proposal to manage them. Epstein wanted 25% of their gross fees each week. He promises that they will never again play for less than £15, except for The Cavern lunchtime sessions, for which he will get their fee doubled to ten pounds. Lennon, as leader of The Beatles accepts on their behalf.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
12-06-1971 Carole Thate – Born in Utrecht, Netherlands. She is a Dutch former field hockey player. Thate was a member of the Holland team that won the bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics and once again at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She is married to Australian striker Alyson Annan.
12-06-1972 Heather R. Mizeur – Born in Blue Mound, Illinois. She is an American politician from Maryland. Mizeur was a member of
the Maryland House of Delegates from January 10, 2007, to January 14, 2015. She is openly lesbian and married her wife, Deborah, in 2005. They were legally married in California in 2008. She has been a vocal supporter of marriage equality. Her floor speech during the 2011 debate on the Civil Marriage Protection Act went viral after it was picked up by national LGBT blogs.
December 6, 1975
on the USA LP Charts # 4 Rock of the Westies from Elton John
December 06, 1976Barbra Streisand released the single “Evergreen”.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
On the USA song charts Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”, a #1 song in most markets by now, was third. Barbra Streisand had top 10 hit #30 with “Woman In Love” at #4.
Guilty by Barbra Streisand was the new #1 album at #6 Queen with The Game, and lesbian fave Pat Benatar’s amazing Crimes of Passion# 7
the Bangles had a monster smash with “Walk Like An Egyptian”. at 8 “Human” by the Human League
The École Polytechnique massacre, also known as the Montreal massacre, was an antifeminist mass shooting in Montreal at an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. Fourteen women were murdered and 10 women and four men were injured.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1993 – The Massachusetts State Senate approves a bill to protect lesbian and gay public school students from discrimination.
1994 – Delegates of the American Medical Association declare their opposition to medical treatments administered to “cure” lesbians or gay men, urging “nonjudgmental recognition of sexual orientation.”
1995 – President Bill Clinton hosts the first White House Conference on AIDS, 14 years after the epidemic began. President Bill Clinton convened the first White House Conference on HIV and AIDS on this day. President Clinton’s active support for HIV and AIDS programs reversed the neglect by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. By the end of 1995, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. had been diagnosed with AIDS. Partly as a result of a vigorous federal research effort that began after Reagan and Bush left office, the number of new AIDS/HIV infections and deaths every year declined dramatically.
Elton John remained at #1 for the ninth week with “Candle In The Wind 1997”, tying “Mack The Knife” by Bobby Darin,
1998 – The Sacramento Bee reports that for the past four years California Social Services director Eloise Anderson had refused an order from Gov. Pete Wilson to withdraw a directive she issued which allowed gay and lesbian couples to adopt children by saying that a stable home with good financial and emotional support is important for an adoptive child, regardless of the marital status of the parents. During her time in California, the Los Angeles Times referred to Anderson as “The Queen of Responsibility” and “an outspoken champion of welfare reform.”
1998 – The Los Angeles Times published an editorial by Robert Scheer on conservative Michael Huffington’s (born September 3, 1947) recent decision to come out of the closet, saying it should come as no surprise that Republicans, even conservative members of the party, are gay. He is an American politician, LGBT activist, and film producer. He was a member of the Republican Party, and a congressman for one term, 1993–1995, from California. Huffington was married to Arianna Huffington, the Greek-born co-founder of The Huffington Post, from 1986 to 1997.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001, Israel – The film Trembling Before G-d, an American made documentary about lesbian and gay Orthodox Jews trying to reconcile their sexuality with their faith, is released in Israel. The film premiered at Sundance earlier in the year. It was directed by Sandi Simcha DuBowski (Sept. 16, 1970), an American who wanted to compare Orthodox Jewish attitudes to homosexuality with his own upbringing as a gay Conservative Jew. Dubowski is also the producer of Parvez Sharma‘s documentary A Jihad for Love (2007) which documents the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims. The US-based OUT Magazine named Sharma, one of the OUT 100 twice for 2008 and 2015- “one of the 100 gay men and women who have helped shape our culture during the year”. In 2016 a year after Larry Kramer, Sharma won the Monette Horowitz award given to individuals and organizations for their significant contributions toward eradicating homophobia.
2003: Houston, Texas, city council member Annise Parker defeats fellow council member Bruce Tatro as Houston’s first lesbian city controller.
2004: Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.
Elton John remained at #1 for the ninth week with “Candle In The Wind 1997”, tying “Mack The Knife” by Bobby Darin,
2008Beyonce went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘I Am’ Sasha Fierce’, the singers third studio album. It debuted at No.1, making Knowles the third female artist this decade after Britney Spears and Alicia Keys to have her first three albums debut in the top spot.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2011, Belgium – King Albert II names Elio Di Rupo (born 18 July 1951) Prime Minister of Belgium and, subsequently, the second openly-gay male head of government. He served from December 6, 2011 to October 11, 2014. From France, he was Belgium’s first Prime Minister of non-Belgian descent.
12-06-2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a historic speech on LGBT rights at U.N. in Geneva. In what LGBT equality advocates are heralding as a remarkable and historic speech, U.S.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today told diplomats from around the world that LGBT rights are universal human rights, equal to women’s rights and racial equality, and that the United States, under the administration of President Barack Obama, will from now on take a country’s treatment of its LGBT citizens into consideration when making decisions on awarding foreign aid to that country.
Clinton delivered the speech before a gathering at the United Nations in Geneva, home of the U.N.’s human rights body.
Clinton delivered her address shortly after the White House Press Office released a statement announcing that President Obama had sent out a presidential memorandum instructing U.S. diplomatic officers and agencies to “promote and protect” the rights of LGBT persons abroad.
12-06-2012 Washington State Gay Marriage: Same-sex couples
obtain Marriage Licenses for the first time. Among those getting marriage licenses on Thursday was gay rights activist Dan Savage, who married his partner on Sunday with other couples at Seattle City Hall.
12-06-2012 Maryland issues its first marriage licenses to gay couples, a month after voters upheld the state’s same-sex marriage law, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2013.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-book-jersey-queens-celebrates-a-thriving-lgbtq-bar-scene-in-new-jersey-during-the-1950s-and-1960s-301437730.htmlNew Book “Jersey Queens” Celebrates A Thriving LGBTQ Bar Scene In New Jersey During The 1950s and 1960s/PRNewswire/ — In June 2021 the State of New Jersey released a series of enforcement actions by which it targeted gay and lesbian bars during the mid-20th…www.prnewswire.com
https://floridapolitics.com/archives/477905-anti-bullying-page-including-pro-lgbtq-links-removed-from-education-department-website/Anti-bullying page, including pro-LGBTQ links, removed from Education Department websiteDOE removed the anti-bullying page following an inquiry about the site’s LGBTQ resources.floridapolitics.com
TERFS against violence and sexual violence
Heterosexuals – males especially – have to stop being bothered others exist
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/man-arrested-lgbtq-threatsMan Arrested For Threatening To Shoot And Bomb LGBTQ GroupsRobert Fehring allegedly threatened to use “firepower” against partygoers at the 2021 New York City Pride March that would make the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub mass shooting “look like a cakewalk.”www.buzzfeednews.com
being an atheist/skeptic and lesbian at the same time
7https://www.jpost.com/opinion/trying-to-find-acceptance-as-both-a-jew-and-lgbtq-member-is-hard-opinion-688015Trying to find acceptance as both a Jew and LGBTQ member is hardMoving to England, the writer was fully accepted as an LGBTQ member but not as a Jew.www.jpost.com
https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2021/12/anthony-bowens-kisses-boyfriend-in-front-of-anti-gay-protesters/AEW Star Kisses Boyfriend In Front Of Anti-Gay Protesters – Wrestling Inc.Anthony Bowens posts a photo of him kissing boyfriend Michael Pavano in front of several anti-gay protesters.www.wrestlinginc.com
https://www.outsports.com/2021/12/6/22819959/qwi-200-lgbtq-pro-wrestling-wwe-aew-roh-impact-mlw-gay-bi-lesbian-trans-pansexual-nonbinary-day-4QWI 200: The top LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, #110-81 – OutsportsThe QWI 200 cracks the top 100 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021 on day four.www.outsports.com
another hetero male fantasy, yawn
https://www.autostraddle.com/benedetta-review/Benedetta Review: These Lesbian Nuns Don’t Earn Their ControversyBenedetta review: Paul Verhoeven’s new film about lesbian nuns reveals the limits of the straight male gaze.www.autostraddle.com
uh huh.. as a queer what?
https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/italian-olympic-boxer-irma-testa-comes-out-as-queer/Italian Olympic boxer Irma Testa comes out as queerItalian Olympic boxer Irma Testa, who competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has publicly come out as queer in a brand new interview.www.gaytimes.co.uk
https://gamerant.com/cyberpunk-2077-romance-options-bisexual-playersexual/Cyberpunk 2077 Should’ve Had Bisexual Romance OptionsThough Cyberpunk 2077’s romances are meaningful, especially Panam and Judy, having more options of varying sexualities would have been more realistic.gamerant.com
Heterosexual women and LGB have common cause for being allies
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/abortion-rights-go-gay-marriage/If abortion rights go, so could gay marriage / LGBTQ NationThe Supreme Court might just overturn 50 years of precedent. If they can end Roe, they can end anything…www.lgbtqnation.com
https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies/lgbtq-christmas-movies/10 Queer Christmas Movies to Make the Yuletide Gay – PasteHallmark, Lifetime, and other holiday movies of their ilk are often far too heterosexual. We’ve gathered up some LGBTQ Christmas movies to help celebrate a queer holiday.www.pastemagazine.com
https://www.autostraddle.com/cw-4400-queer-black-and-incredibly-dope/4400 Queer Recap: Everything You Need to Know About CW’s Sci-Fi Hit4400 Queer Recap: Queer, Black and Incredibly Dope — Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know about the CW’s breakout hit.www.autostraddle.com
performing gender.. drag queens bash while drag kings celebrate rather than display the worst of malenes
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/06/drag-kings-and-queens-festive-spectacularsHappy queer Christmas! Drag kings and queens’ festive spectaculars | Theatre | The GuardianLGBTQ+ performers are making sure that queerness isn’t ‘swept under the carpet’ this Christmas – and providing community, fun and celebration for audienceswww.theguardian.com
https://www.timesofisrael.com/leading-lgbt-activist-gal-uchovsky-questioned-by-police-over-alleged-sexual-assault/Leading LGBT activist Gal Uchovsky questioned by police over alleged sexual assault | The Times of IsraelStatement on behalf of screenwriter says he will cooperate, denies he committed any offense; three men have anonymously but publicly accused him of misconductwww.timesofisrael.com
that event was not about trans…. that massacre was of women who dared to be engineers
by an unqualified heterosexual man who resented women
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-trans-woman-guestspeaker-1.6274185P.E.I trans woman to speak at Montreal Massacre memorial service | CBC NewsA transgender woman in Prince Edward Island has been invited to speak at a Montreal Massacre memorial event being held by the P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Monday marks 32 years since 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique.www.cbc.ca
white heteronormativity: when chauvinism was the social norm
https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/tributes-to-victims-on-32nd-anniversary-of-montreal-s-polytechnique-mass-shooting-1.5694861Tributes to victims on 32nd anniversary of Montreal’s Polytechnique mass shooting | CTV NewsPeople gathered silently in front of Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique Monday to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of what’s widely believed to be Canada’s worst mass shooting specifically targeting women.montreal.ctvnews.ca
how media and society uphold traditions of oppression
https://theconversation.com/montreal-massacre-anniversary-the-media-must-play-a-key-role-in-fighting-femicide-172123Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicideIn covering femicide, media have a leading role, not only in awareness and education generally, but in actively shaping the construction of attitudes and beliefs that can help prevention efforts.theconversation.com