BCE to The Suffragettes
12-09-1755 – 1831 Sarah Ponsonby – Born in Ireland. She was a second cousin of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and a
second cousin once-removed of his daughter Lady Caroline Lamb. Ponsonby and Eleanor Charlotte Buttler are best known as the Ladies of Llangollen. The Ladies of Llangollen were two upper-class women from Ireland. Their families lived 2 miles apart. They met in 1768 and quickly became friends. Rather than being forced into unwanted marriages, they left County Kilkenny together in April 1778. They ended up in Wales and set up home at Plas Newydd near the town of Llangollen in 1780. Their life attracted the interest of the outside world and their house became a haven for visitors, mostly writers such as Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott. They were also visited by the Duke of Wellington, Josiah Wedgwood, and Lady Caroline Lamb. Queen Charlotte wanted to see their cottage and persuaded the King to grant them a pension. Out lesbian, Anne Lister (born April 3, 1791) was also a visitor. The ladies lived together for the rest of their lives, over 50 years. Their books and glassware had both sets of initials and their letters were jointly signed. They are both buried at St. Collen’s Church in Llangollen.
12-09-1869 – 03-27-1947 Edith Craig – Born in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. She was a prolific
theatre director, producer, costume designer, and early pioneer of the women’s suffrage movement in England. Openly lesbian, Craig lived in a ménage à trois with the dramatist Christabel Marshall and the artist Clare ‘Tony” Atwood from 1916 until her death. Craig appeared in a number of silent films, including Fires of Fate (1923). On stage, she often played the role of the lesbian artist Rosa Bonheur. The character of Miss LaTrobe in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts (1941) is based on Edith Craig.
12-09-1902 – 02-04-1966 Lucius Beebe – Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was an American author, gourmand, photographer, railroad historian, journalist, and syndicated columnist. From the 1930s through 1944, he wrote a syndicated column for the New York Herald Tribune. The column focused on the doings of high society at restaurants and nightclubs such as
El Morocco, the 21 Club, the Stork Club, and The Colony. He is credited with popularizing the term “cafe society.” In 1940, Beebe met Charles Clegg. The two developed a romantic and professional relationship that would continue for the rest of Beebe’s life. Their relationship was relatively open and well-known. Beebe died of a heart attack at the age of 63. Clegg committed suicide in 1979, at the same age that Beebe had reached when he died.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
12-09-1949 Eileen Myles – Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is an American poet and writer who has produced more than twenty
volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last three decades. In 2012 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Myles has served as a Professor of Writing at the University of California, San Diego and has been a Visiting Writer at many other universities. She is an out lesbian. As of 2015, she is in a relationship with Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent, an Amazon original series.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
12-09-1950 Joan Armatrading, CBE – Born in Basseterre, on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts. When she was three years old, her parents moved to
Birmingham, England, sending Joan to live with her grandmother on the island of Antigua. At the age of seven, she joined her parents in England. Armatrading is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, she has also been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. In 1996, she received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection. In April 2011, The Shetland News reported that Armatrading and her girlfriend Maggie Butler were to enter into a civil partnership in the Shetland Isles. In 2001, she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and in 2020 she was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to music, charity, and equal rights.
12-09-1959 Mario Cantone – Born in Stoneham, Massachusetts. He is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. Cantone has had
numerous appearances on Comedy Central. He played Anthony Marentino on Sex & The City. In his stand-up shows, he is known for his campy impressions of entertainment personalities such as Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Morrison, and Bette Davis. Cantone is openly gay. In Oct. 2011, Cantone married his partner of 20 years, musical theater director Jerry Dixon. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Jay Bakker, the youngest child of Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Elton John‘s “Crocodile Rock” is released. It would become his fourth US Top Ten hit and first number one single, rising to the top spot on February 3rd, 1973. The Recording Industry Association of America would award Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin a Platinum disc for their effort in September 1995.
1975 – A six-inch headline on page one of The Minneapolis Star reads “State Sen. Allen Spear Declares He’s Homosexual.” Spear (June 24, 1937 – October 11, 2008) said he was inspired to come out by the election of Elaine Nobel (born January 22, 1944), a lesbian, to the Massachusetts legislature. Spear was an American politician and educator from Minnesota who served almost thirty years in the Minnesota Senate, including nearly a decade as President of the Senate.
1975 – Reporter Lynn Rosellini of the Washington Star begins a series of articles about homosexuality in sports, which said “some of the biggest names in football are homosexual or bisexual.” Washington Redskins linebacker Dave Kopay (born June 28, 1942) agrees to come out in the series.
1978 – Metro Toronto police raid the Barracks steam bath and charge twenty-three men as found-ins, five as keepers of a common bawdyhouse. It becomes the first raid in Toronto to generate substantial resistance.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1985 – The New York City Department of Health closes the New St. Marks Baths. The New St. Marks Baths was a gay bathhouse at 6 St. Marks Place in the East Village of Manhattan, New York City from 1979 to 1985. It claimed to be the largest gay bath house in the world. The Saint Marks Baths opened in the location in 1913. Through the 1950s it operated as a Turkish bath catering to immigrants on New York’s Lower East Side. In the 1950s it began to have a homosexual clientele at night. In the 1960s it became exclusively gay. On December 9, 1985 the City began the process of closing the baths.
12-09-1988 Keelin Winters – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an American professional soccer midfielder who currently plays for the
Seattle Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. Her father played nine years in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks and later went on to coach in both the NBA and WNBA. Winters was on the USA soccer team at the Rio Olympics. She is openly gay and married her longtime girlfriend Paige Pattillo on October 3, 2015.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Canada: A british columbia human rights provincial commission or tribunal called a meeting of Vancouver Gay and Lesbian groups to discuss the Brian Mossop Federal Matter and sought test cases for gays and lesbians who were discriminated against in employment and housing. The representatives from many groups found in the phone book – formed The December 9 Coalition, which included gay men, bisexuals, lesbians and Heterosexual allies from PFLAG. The ad hoc group operated for several years, lobbying, operating workshops, a conference, and filed a Provincial human rights complaint against Statistics Canada for inclusion on the Canada Census.
December 10 being international human rights day, as Gays and Lesbians, we were not there in legal protection against discrimination and having access to equal rights, thus the meeting day and symbolic meaning: The December Coalition formed.
LGBTQ2 History For Blogger Nina, was one of the attendees at the meeting and was part of the Stats Can complaint subcommittee.
1997 – A federal appeals court in San Francisco refused to reinstate Air Force officer Lt. Col. Kenneth L. Jackson, who was discharged for homosexuality in 1989. He was 11 months short of his 20-year pension. He argued that the evidence against him should not have been turned over to the military by police who were searching his home because his roommate was under suspicion in a case.
1998 – Republican Mecklenburg Country Superior Court Judge Ray Warren (born 1957) acknowledges that he’ gay in a press conference. He becomes the first Republican elected official in North Carolina who is openly gay. He is now a Democrat.
1999: In light of the passage of Amendment 2, the Hawaii Supreme Court rules in Baehr v. Miike that it is no longer unconstitutional for the state not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2004: The Parliament of New Zealand passes the Civil Union Bill, establishing the new institution of civil union, available to same-sex and de facto couples. The Civil Union Bill has been described as a copy of the Marriage Act with “marriage” replaced by “civil union”. Its companion bill, the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill, was to remove discriminatory provisions from a large number of pieces of legislation, but has run into stumbling blocks in Parliament and has been shelved until 2005.
2004: The Supreme Court of Canada rules in its reference on same-sex marriage that altering the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples is within the jurisdiction of the Parliament of Canada. Prime Minister Paul Martin indicates that his government will introduce such a bill early in the new year.
2005: The First Department of the Appellate Division overrules an order from Judge Doris Ling-Cohan in February 2005 to allow gay marriages in New York City.
2005 – “Brokeback Mountain” is released to limited audiences in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The film, a neo-American western romantic drama directed by Ang Lee, focuses on a love story between two men that stretches over decades, and survives in a time and place in which the two men’s feelings for each other were utterly taboo. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, and goes on to win several Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2013, Brazil – Luma Nogueira de Andrade, the first transgender individual to receive a doctorate degree in Brazil, is inducted as a professor at the University for International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony, becoming the first transgender university professor in Brazil.
12-09-2013 Edie Windsor in the top 5 choices for Time Magazine‘s Person of the year. Pope Francis became person of the year. Edie Windsor placed third. Her case, the United States v. Windsor is the one in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). She was represented by Attorney Roberta A.Kaplan.
2014, Gambia – The government-sponsors anti-gay march went from the National Assembly to the State House. Gambia president Alhaji Yahya Jammeh attended.
Madonna gave an impromptu performance next to a memorial for the Paris terror attacks victims following her concert in the French capital. She told those assembled, “I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart!
Forbes magazine announced its annual list of the top earning musicians, with The Eagles coming in at 5th earning $73.5 million, Fleetwood Mac was 9th with $59.5 million and The Rolling Stones ranked 11th with $57.5 million. Elton John also had a good year, raking in $53.5 million, as did Paul McCartney, who earned $51.5 million.
absentee and you are never good enough is not the basis of a relationship
https://religionnews.com/2021/12/08/colton-underwoods-relationship-with-god-is-the-best-its-ever-been-after-coming-out-bachelor-netflix-coming-out-colton/Gay ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood says relationship with God is ‘best it’s ever been’(RNS) — In the new Netflix show ‘Coming Out Colton,’ the former ‘Bachelor’ star looks to own his real identity and atone for past wrongs.religionnews.com
providing medical care is a new method?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/07/health/gay-men-prostate-cancer.htmlIn Chicago, a New Approach to Gay and Bisexual Men With Prostate Cancer – The New York TimesA new clinic focuses on patients left grappling with the aftermath of treatment in ways that are rarely appreciated by doctors.www.nytimes.com
Canada has approved a law banning “conversion therapy” and criminalizing profiting off the discredited, anti-LGBTQ practice with sentences of two to five years in prison.
France’s Senate also voted to outlaw “conversion therapy” this week, after the lower house of Parliament approved a draft proposal led by members of President Emmanuel Macron’s party.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/12/09/canada-lgbtq-conversion-therapy-ban-law/Canada bans LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ as France moves to criminalize itCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the practice “despicable and degrading.”www.washingtonpost.com
so, not fans then, eh.
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/09/fan-yells-homophobic-slur-gay-aew-wrestler-match-max-caster/Fan Yells Homophobic Slur At Gay AEW Wrestler Anthony Bowens During MatchA fan yelled a homophobic slur at AEW wrestler Anthony Bowens during a match Wednesday night.www.tmz.com
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/dec/09/qatar-world-cup-must-leave-legacy-on-womens-and-lgbt-rights-says-dutch-faQatar World Cup must leave legacy on women’s and LGBT rights, says Dutch FA | World Cup 2022 | The GuardianProgress on women’s and LGBT rights in Qatar should be part of any legacy from the country hosting the World Cup, the Dutch FA’s general secretary has saidwww.theguardian.com
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59592901Sauti Sol singer Chimano hailed in Kenya for coming out as gay – BBC NewsKenyan gay rights activists welcome Sauti Sol star Chimano’s decision to “no longer live a lie”.www.bbc.com
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/rainbow-dress-lgbtq-amsterdam-ottawa-1.6276937Sartorial symbol of LGBTQ persecution arrives in Ottawa-Gatineau | CBC NewsThe Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, a voluminous multicoloured gown that embodies a powerful statement about the global persecution of LGBTQ people, is now making its way through Ottawa.www.cbc.ca
heteromale fantasy and fetish of lesbians
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10288001/The-true-story-lesbian-nun-movie-dubbed-years-raciest-film.htmlThe true story behind the lesbian nun movie dubbed ‘this year’s raciest film’ | Daily Mail OnlineBenedetta tells the story of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th century Italian nun who has a forbidden lesbian affair with a novice, while claiming to have erotic visions of Jesus.www.dailymail.co.uk
from the article:
That, apparently, is that. The sacred caste of trans people and any effort to support their cause can do no wrong. It’s not pornography, it’s “stunning and brave.”
This indulgence has brought society to a place where people are fired and shunned for not referring to men as women. Worse, it has normalized the symptoms of mental illness that frequently occur in children who have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused.
Nina Notes: where women are more vulnerable to be fired
and the translobby has included doxxing, stalking and violence towards women along with openly sexually harassing lesbians
https://thefederalist.com/2021/12/09/its-time-for-gays-and-lesbians-to-stand-up-and-reject-the-perverts-abusing-our-cause/It’s Time For Gays To Stand Up And Reject The Perverts Using Our CauseWhile the gay and lesbian community was proudly welcoming anyone who claimed to be part of our cause, predators and perverts infiltrated our ranks.thefederalist.com
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