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LGBTQ2 for December 18

BCE to The Suffragettes

12-18-1626 – 04-19-1689 Queen Christina of Sweden – Born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is remembered as one of the most educated women of the 1600s. Christina was interested in religion, 


philosophy, mathematics, and alchemy. She drew many scientists to Stockholm wanting the city to become the “Athens of the North.” Her closest female friend and noted passion of her youth was Ebba Sparre. She introduced Sparre to the English ambassador as her “bedfellow,” assuring him that Sparre’s intellect was as striking as her body. Queen Christina never married. She revealed in her diary that she felt “an insurmountable distaste for marriage” and “for all 

things that females talked about and did.” She was known to dress in men’s clothes, including wearing men’s shoes. On February 26, 1649, Christina announced that she had decided not to marry and instead wanted her first cousin Charles to be heir to the throne. The coronation took place in October 1650. The 1933 film Queen Christina starred Greta Garbo and was a major commercial and critical success in the U.S. and worldwide.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: It is best to avoid modern re-readings of historic figures and lesbian rather than intersexed or trans. People exist in the context of time periods.

12-18-1900 – 03-30-1983 Suzy Solidor – Born in Brittany, France. She 

was a French singer and actress. Early in the 1930s, she became a popular singer and opened a nightclub called La Vie Parisienne. Solidor was an out lesbian. As a publicity stunt, she became known as the “most painted woman in the world.” She posed for some of the most famous artists of the day, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Raoul Dufy, Tamara de Lempicka, Marie Laurencin, Francis Picabia, and Kees van Dongen. Her requirement for sitting was that she would be given the painting to hang in her club. Her night club became one of the most popular spots in Paris. During WWII her club was popular with German officers. In 1941, she recorded a version of a German song, Lil Marleen. After the war she was convicted by the Épuration légale as a collaborator and had to leave France. She went on tour in the United States and was able to return to France in the 1960s. It’s possible that she was a double agent. In order to keep her nightclub open, she had to sign a document that stated she was a member of the Aryan race. There is also documentation that suggests that she helped Jewish people get out of France by getting papers for them. Solidor may also have been passing information to the Resistance that she got from the Germans when they got drunk at her club. She died on March 30, 1983 in Cagnes-sur-Mer and is buried in the town.

1879 – Stagecoach driver Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst (1812 – Dec. 18, 1879) dies. The medical examiner discovers Charley is female. Parkhurst, who registered to vote in 1868, was known as “One-eyed Charley,” wearing a black patch over her left eye, lost when attempting to shoe a horse. When Parkhurst did speak, he didn’t hesitate to sling around swear words in a gruff voice. The only part of his appearance that was out of place was his clean-shaven face, an odd choice for a man in those days. His grave is at the Pioneer Cemetery at 44 Main Street in Watsonville, California.

LGBTQ2 blogger nina notes, it is an error to read historic persons in modern contexts, women passed as men to support themselves in a world where women were denied education and employment generally. Avoiding the treatment women are subjected to is different from a body dysmorphia diagnosis.

1902 – Dr. William S Barker of St Louis presents a paper to the Medical Society of City Hospital Alumni about two men he identified as “W” and “B,” saying W showed an unnatural fondness for B and the two were inseparable

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-18-1946 Steven Spielberg – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List


(1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Three of his films – Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993) — achieved box office records. A supporter of LGBT equal rights, he with his wife, Kate Capshaw, donated $100,000 to defeat Prop. 8 in California. He also quit his high-ranking position in the Boy Scouts of America because they decided to no longer allow openly gay scout leaders.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The ET lead human character was originally a girl and was changed to a boy for audiences comfort, and The Color Purple left out the lesbian story plot.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-18-1950 Edward S. Flanagan – Place of birth unknown. Flanagan served as Vermont’s State 


Auditor from 1993 through 2001, becoming the first openly gay, statewide-elected official in the United States. In 2000, he was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, becoming the first openly gay individual to be nominated by a major party as a candidate for the United States Senate. He was a member of the Vermont State Senate from 2005 to 2011. He is married to his long time partner Isaac Lustgarten.

1953 – Dr. Harry Benjamin conducts a symposium on transsexuals for the New York Academy of Medicine.

Benjamin was a German-American endocrinologist and sexologist, widely known for his clinical work with transsexualism.  In 1979 the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association was formed, using Benjamin’s name by permission. The group consists of therapists and psychologists who devised a set of Standards of Care (SOC) for the treatment of gender identity disorder, largely based on Benjamin’s cases, and studies.  It later changed its name to The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), but still reveres its links to Harry Benjamin.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

1961 – Brian Orser  (born 18 December 1961, figure skater is born.
He is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater. He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist1987 World champion and eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. At the 1988 Winter Olympics, the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano (born October 22, 1963, who were the two favorites to win the gold medal, captured media attention and was described as the “Battle of the Brians“.  Orser and Boitano are both openly gay. He was forced to reveal his sexuality in November 1998, when he lost a legal battle to prevent public disclosure when an ex-partner sued him for palimony.  Orser initially feared the revelation of being gay would ruin his career, but he has since embraced support from other skaters and the public. Since 2008, he has been in a relationship with Rajesh Tiwari, a director of The Brian Orser foundation.[

12-18-1963 Brad Pitt – Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is an American actor and producer. He’s a 


supporter of same-sex marriage. In an October 2006 interview with Esquire, Pitt said he would marry Angelina Jolie when everyone in America is legally able to marry. They were married in 2014 and on September 19, 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. In September 2008, he donated $100,000 to campaign against California’s Proposition 8. In March 2012, he was featured in a performance of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 — a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage. He played Judge Vaughn Walker.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes, celebrity is as celebrity does, eh

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974 – The first International Gay Rights Conference began. It would lead to the formation of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) in 1978. The ILGA is an international organization bringing together more than 750 LGBTI groups from around the world. It continues to be active in campaigning for LGBT rights and intersex human rights on the international human rights and civil rights scene, and regularly petitions the United Nations and governments. ILGA is represented in 110+ countries across the world. ILGA is accredited by the United Nations and has been granted NGO Ecosoc consultative status.

12-18-1975 Sia Furler – Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. She is an Australian singer-songwriter. Furler has always been out as bisexual. When asked about her sexuality, she said, “I’ve 


always been …well, flexible is the word I would use.” Her song Breathe Me was used in final episode of 6 Feet Under. As a songwriter she has collaborated with many artists including Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Jessie J, Celine Dion, and many others. She married documentary filmmaker Erick Anders Lang in August 2014.

12-18-1975 Jamie Charles “Jay” Bakker – Born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an American pastor, author, speaker, and theologian. He is the younger of two children born to televangelists Jim 


Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner. He adopted a more progressive form of Christianity and became a co-founder of Revolution Church, created in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994. He has endorsed gay marriage and has been an advocate for the church’s acceptance of the LGBT community. Bakker has also spoken out against religion in politics, stating that it prevents civil discussion of topics such as homosexuality and abortion. Bakker’s church used rainbow-colored communion-bread to celebrate gay marriage in Minnesota. In 2006, he was featured in the six-part documentary One Punk Under God on the Sundance Channel.

1978 – A Toronto police sergeant calls three school boards in the area and informs them six teachers in their employ were arrested in the Barracks steam bath raid. The officer is given only internal department reprimand.

1979 – ABC News Close-Up features a documentary on homosexuals. Fifteen affiliates refused to air it and the network was not able to find a single commercial sponsor. It covered topics such as promiscuity and implied that gays could not form stable relationships.

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

1980 – The New York State Court of Appeals abolishes the state’s sodomy laws.

12-18-1980   Christina Aguilera – Born in Staten Island, New York City, New York. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Her awards 

include five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Selling more than 75 million records worldwide has made her one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Aguilera is a gay icon and has long supported equal rights for the LGBT community. In 2002, she dedicated her single Beautiful to the LGBT community. The music video earned a GLAAD Media Award for its positive portrayal of gay and transgender people. In her Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community for Billboard, Aguilera called her LGBTQ fans her fighters, heroes, and the reason she loves what she does. She wrote, “LGBTQ community has never had it easy. The struggles each one of you faces daily on an individual level and on a broader political and cultural level are unimaginable, yet you keep fighting, you keep moving forward, trailblazing and beating all odds with love always in your hearts.”  (Photo by Ian Smith)

1982, Canada – The Quebec parliament overwhelmingly approves a measure, and becomes the first North American legislative body, to authorize Domestic Partnership benefits for same-sex couples. It gives domestic partners of gays and lesbians legal protection and access to economic benefits previously restricted to straights, authorizing “Domestic Partnership” benefits for gay and lesbian couples

1984 –

The Times of Harvey Milk” wins the New York Critics’ Award for Best Documentary of the Year. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, and then on November 1, 1984 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The film was directed by Rob Epstein (born April 6, 1955), produced by Richard Schmiechen (July 10, 1947 – April 7, 1993), and narrated by Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954), with an original score by Mark Isham. In 2012, this film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.[4


Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. The song was Madonna’s first No. 1 hit.

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

1990 – Dr. Stanley Biber (May 4, 1923 – January 16, 2006)  of Trinidad, Colorado is elected to the city council. Dr. Biber performs approximately 60% of the world’s sex change operations.He was an American physician who was a pioneer in sex reassignment surgery, performing thousands of procedures during his long career. Dr. Marci Bowers (born January 18, 1958), a gynecologist and transsexual woman herself, took over his SRS practice. Bowers also offers restorative procedures for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), whom she does not charge for surgery. Bowers married eleven years prior to her surgery, and remains married to her female spouse.

12-18-1990   Anthony Bowens – Born in Nutley, New Jersey. He is an American professional wrestler. In November 2020, All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan announced that Bowens had been signed to a five-year contract. Bowens identifies as gay.


– Navy Secretary John Dalton denies that the US Navy violates the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy by participating in witch hunts.


Tori Amos, offered 14 music videos, including a rare clip of “Cornflake Girl,” for viewing over the Internet as part of a holiday charity effort for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). Users were allowed access to the clips for a four week period in exchange for a donation of $5.

1998 – The Maryland Supreme Court rules a parent’s access to his or her children cannot be restricted solely based on sexual orientation. 

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

2006, Qatar – Asian Games strips runner Santhi Soundarajan (born April 1981) of her silver medal because she is intersex. The Indian Olympic Association then banned her from sports. She is an Indian track and field athlete and winner of 12 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state of Tamil Nadu. Santhi is the first Tamil woman to win a medal at the Asian Games. She competes in middle distance track events. She was stripped of a silver medal won at the 2006 Asian Games after failing a sex verification test which disputed her eligibility to participate in the women’s competition.

2009, Austria – The Bundesrat approve same-sex marriages which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2010.

December 18, 2010
The U.S. Senate votes 65-31 to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. Military.

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

2021 Chidananda Sastry’s queer reimagination of popular Telugu culture- The New Indian ExpressDrag artiste Patruni Chidananda Sastry has released two peppy folk numbers to spread awareness about queer

Feminism is not about porning yourself for the male gaze, it was freeing women from male dominance, servitude and generally catering to chauvanists who deemed women lesser sexual objects to produce children.

Sex work is not a middle class side hustle, but a global human trafficking problem that primarily imprisons women especially when teens and children. teacher claims making porn on OnlyFans sparked her ‘bisexual awakening’ – Daily StarEXCLUSIVE: Courtney Tillia reveals that creating pornographic content on OnlyFans after switching career paths from teaching allowed her to discover her

hate and in group is only sustainable for so long….

then you have to big tent to attract a new audience to an old product pieces: Why are evangelicals evolving on doctrines linked to LGBTQ issues? — GetReligionYes, this is an unusual “think piece,” in part because it is best to consider it an online debate between two major voices shaping debates in contemporary evangelicalism. One one side is the Rev. Denny Burk, a biblical studies professor at Boyce College , which is linked to the giant Southern BaptShow More of LGBTQ people across Middle East examined in new reportLethal homophobia exists in a number of Muslim-majority countries, according to the report, and the death penalty is a common punishment for same-sex activity in multiple Deville Thinks WWE Should Organically Introduce LGBTQ Characters Into Their ProgrammingWWE star Sonya Deville recently spoke with TalkSport about all things pro-wrestling, most notably how Deville believes WWE should start Hallmark, Lifetime Christmas Movies to Watch This YearIf you want to enjoy some inclusive holiday fun this season, check out these four all-new movies that are LGBTQ+ friendly.

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