BCE to The Suffragettes
12-11-1889 – 02-08-1982 Sir Cedric Morris, 9th Baronet – Born in Sketty, Swansea, South Wales. He
was an artist best known for his portraits, flower paintings, and landscapes. In 1918 he was in London where he met painter Arthur Lett-Haines. Morris and Lett-Haines became life-partners. In 1920 the couple moved to Paris. In 1929 they moved back to the United Kingdom and settled in Suffolk. Haines died in 1978, Morris in 1982. They are buried near each other at Hadleigh Cemetery in Hadleigh.
12-11-1899 — 12-10-1993 Victorina Durán Cebrián – Born in Madrid, Spain. She was a Spanish set and costume
designer, and avant-garde artist associated with the surrealist movement of the 1920s and 30s. In 1929 she won the Chair of Costumes and Scenographic Art, becoming the first woman to obtain this position in Spain. She also made sets and decorations for films. Durán was a key player in the development of the Sapphic Circle of Madrid. After the Spanish Civil War erupted, in 1937 she went into exile in Argentina. She returned to Spain in 1949 to collaborate with Dalí at the National Theater of Spain. In the 1980s she settled permanently in Madrid. In her memoirs, she expressed her “passionate militancy in lesbianism in the context of a stale and intolerant Spain.”
1909, Sweden – Selma Lagerlof (20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1992, her love letters to Sophie Elkan (3 January 1853 – 5 April 1921) were published – titled Du lär mig att bli fri. – which revealed a romantic relationship between the two women from 1894 until Elkan’s death in 1921. Selma met Sophie in 1894. A Swedish writer of Jewish origin, Elkan became her friend and companion and their letters suggest Lagerlöf fell deeply in love with her.
12-11-1926 – 07-25-1984 Big Mama Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton) – Born in Ariton, Alabama. She was an American rhythm
and blues singer, and songwriter. Thornton was the first to record Hound Dog. She also wrote and sang Ball and Chain. She was openly gay and sang about her love for women. She often dressed as a man in her performances. She also taught herself to play the drums and the harmonica. Her playing with gender and sexuality set the stage for later rock ’n’ roll artists’ own plays with sexuality.
12-11-1913 – 11-08-1996 Jean Marais – Born in Cherbourg-Octeville, France. He was a French actor, director, and sculptor. Marais, who was gay, was the muse and lover of Jean Cocteau for 25 years. He played over 100 roles in film and on television. In the 1970s he preferred performing on stage and did so up until his eighties. His sculpture “Le passe muraille” (the Walker Through Walls) can be seen in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris. From 1953 until 1959, his lover was the American dancer George Reich.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1945 – John Preston (December 11, 1945 – April 28, 1994) is born. He was an author of gay erotica and an editor of gay nonfiction anthologies. He also wrote men’s adventure novels under the pseudonyms of Mike McCray, Preston MacAdam, and Jack Hilt (pen names that he shared with other authors). Taking what he had learned from authoring those books, he wrote the Alex Kane adventure novels about gay characters. These books, which included “Sweet Dreams,” “Golden Years,” and “Deadly Lies,” combined action-story plots with an exploration of issues such as the problems facing gay youth. Preston was among the first writers to popularize the genre of safe sex stories, editing a safe sex anthology entitled Hot Living in 1985. He helped to found the AIDS Project of Southern Maine. In the late 1980s, he discovered that he himself was HIV positive. He died of AIDS complications on April 28, 1994, aged 48, at his home in Portland. His papers are held in the Preston Archive at Brown University.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Velvet Underground made its performance debut at a high school dance in Summit, NJ.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1973 – Activist Mark Segal interrupts a live broadcast of CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite to protest biased stories about homosexuals on CBS. He walks in front of the camera carrying a sign which reads “GAYS PROTEST CBS BIGOTRY.” It resulted in his fourth arrest. He is an American journalist, president of the National Gay Newspaper Guild, and the founder and publisher of Philadelphia Gay News.
1975: George Moscone is elected Mayor of San Francisco.
11 Dec 1976
Elvis presely at the Las Vegas Hilton and Water and Scarf sideman Charlie Hodge do a gay version of Are You Lonesome Tonight?
this seems more confession and joke on the audience than mocking gay men to blogger Nina’s lesbian eye – and knowing how much the memphis mafia have told about Elvis’ sexual habits all swearing to take some things to the grave – leaving bisexual as the only word unspoken.
Charlie Hodge left his career as a singer in a gospel quartet to be Elvis’ sideman and he roomed with him for on the USS Randall to Europeand he lived with Elvis at Graceland and other houses.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980, Canada – In Ottawa, representatives of the Canadian Association of Lesbians and Gay Men (CALGM) appear before the Joint Senate/House Committee on the Constitution to argue for inclusion of “sexual orientation” in the entrenched Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
1982 – San Francisco Mayor Diane Feinstein vetoes a domestic partnership bill.
Choreographer and dancer Toni Basil went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Mickey’, making her a US One Hit Wonder. Also a No.2 hit in the UK, the song was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as ‘Kitty’, and was first recorded by UK group Racey during 1979. She later tried tv and movies.
1986 – Austin, Texas passes an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against people with AIDS.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990 – In Newark, New Jersey an inmate with AIDS files suit against the Department of Corrections, saying they moved him out of a private cell and assigned him to labor which could endanger his health. He claimed the action was taken because he spoke to a reporter about AIDS in New Jersey prisons.
Jewel, Sinead O’Connor and Emmylou Harris performed the Beatles song “In My Life” at the 1997 Nobel Peace Price concert is Oslo, Norway.
1998 – At a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Denver, a resolution is passed rejecting reparative therapy. It states that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation can cause depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behaviour. A similar resolution was passed by the American Psychological Association in August, 1997. Dr. Nada Stotland, head of the association’s public affairs committee, told the Denver Post that the very existence of reparative therapy spreads the idea that homosexuality is a disease or is evil and has a dehumanizing effect resulting in an increase in discrimination, harassment, and violence against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.
1998 – The mother of Tyra Hunter (1970 – August 7, 1995) is awarded $2.9 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Washington DC. Hunter, a pre-operative transsexual, died of injuries sustained in a car accident in 1995. Emergency medical technicians at the scene were abusive and withheld treatment, and a doctor at DC General Hospital failed to follow nationally accepted standards of care.
1998 – A Suffolk Superior Court judge strikes down Boston’s health plan for same-sex partners of city workers.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
he riffed on Brian Epstein with this beatles boy band movie
he was gay for pay in Philidelphia
and for Bossom Buddies played a hetero man pretending to be a woman to get an apartment in a women’s building.
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/tom-hanks-fans-probably-never-knew-this-character-is-gay.html/Tom Hanks Fans Probably Never Knew This Character Is GayEven Tom Hanks’ most loyal fans probably never realized this character of the actor’s is actually gay. Here’s who it is.www.cheatsheet.com
what I am tired of:
saying one thing and then claiming the opposite
words have specific meaning, it is how words work
https://www.buzzfeed.com/kellymartinez/bisexual-tropes-that-need-to-be-retired11 Worst Bisexual Stereotypes And Tropes TV MoviesShout out to <i>Sex Education</i> for letting Adam actually say the word “bisexual.”www.buzzfeed.com
religion is an imaginary cure for an imaginary problem
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/585344-catholic-diocese-says-gay-and-trans-people-can-not-beCatholic diocese says gay and trans people cannot be baptized unless they have ‘repented’ | TheHill“A person who publicly identifies as a different gender than his or her biological sex or has attempted ‘gender transitioning’ may not serve as a sponsor or a Christian witness for Baptism and Confirmation, unless the person has repented,” a portion of the diocese’s guidance reads.thehill.com
https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/my-mother-s-girlfriend-about-lesbian-couple-not-seeking-society-s-approval-158625My Mother’s Girlfriend is about an LGBTQI+ couple not seeking society’s approval | The News MinuteThe short film by Arun Fulara, which shows the relationship between an interfaith couple, was screened at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.www.thenewsminute.com
https://www.theblaze.com/news/wonder-woman-lesbian-lover-dcWonder Woman has a lesbian lover in DC’s new comic series – TheBlazeDC Comics superhero Wonder Woman will lock lips with her new girlfriend in DC Comics’ latest addition to the “Dark Knight of Steel” comic book series. In the second issue of the “Dark Knights of Steel,” Princess Diana (Wonder Woman) has a newfound love interest in Zala-El from the House of El. Diana…www.theblaze.com
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/12/11/conversion-therapy-ban-non-binary/Reverend ordered son to ‘court’ non-binary lesbian to make them straight: ‘I was brainwashed’A young person is speaking out about their experience – and why it shows that the Tories’ conversion therapy ban doesn’t go far enough.www.pinknews.co.uk
https://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/LGBTQ-advocates-leaders-praise-Spurs-Pride-16691984.phpLGBTQ advocates, leaders praise Spurs’ Pride NightLGBTQ leaders hope Pride Night will help the city become more inclusive.www.expressnews.com
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2021/12/10/two-spirit-everything-know-indigenous-lgbtq-identities/6415866001/Two-Spirit: Everything to know about indigenous LGBTQ identitiesTwo-Spirit refers to a traditional role in Native American society, but not all indigenous queer people identify with the term.www.usatoday.com
https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/women-lgbtq-people-under-attack-an-intersectional-case-study-for-our-times/Women and LGBTQ People Under Attack: An Intersectional Case Study for Our TimesWomen and LGBTQ people were and continue to be a primary target of harassment, abuse, and physical assault; women and LGBTQ people were and continue to be locked out of many professions.goodmenproject.com
trans rights are being used to remove protections for women’s gender rights and gay/lesbian sexual orientation rights.
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/12/10/state-department-launches-new-global-lgbtq-rights-fund/State Department launches new global LGBTQ rights fundU.S., Sweden provided initial $5 millionwww.washingtonblade.com
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