BCE to The Suffragettes
The film Mata Hari is released. It’s the first film Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) does after becoming Mercedes de Acosta’s (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) partner. De Costa designs one of the outfits that Garbo wears in the film.
George Gershwin’s musical, “Of Thee I Sing,” opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. It became the first American musical to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
1933 –Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) stars as the Queen of Sweden who defies gender-norm expectations. Garbo’s partner, Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) proposed the film’s concept. “Garbo’s Cuban Lover,” a 2001 stage play by actress-writer Odalys Nanin, celebrates Latin lesbians including Greta Garbo’s dashing lover de Acosta.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
December 26, 1944
At the Civic Theatre in Chicago, Tennessee Williams’ play “The Glass Menagerie” was performed publicly for the first time.
12-26-1945 – 08-17-2007 Maxine Feldman – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She was an American folk singer-songwriter, comedian, and a pioneer of women’s music. Feldman’s song Angry Atthis first performed in May 1969 and first
recorded in 1972, is considered the first openly distributed out lesbian song. Feldman identified as a “big loud Jewish butch lesbian.” In the early 1960s, Feldman was kicked out of Emerson College in Boston for being lesbian. She refused electroshock treatment that was recommended at the time to “cure” her. In 1968, she moved to Manhattan and then to Los Angeles where she attended El Camino College. In 1974, Feldman shared the stage at the Town Hall in Manhattan with Yoko Ono. Variety magazine said, “ Feldman proved an impressive spokesman for lesbians with her voice, tunes, interpretation, and sense of humor.” Her album Closet Sale was recorded in 1979. Feldman was recognized as one of the founders of women’s music in Dee Mosbacher’s 2002 documentary film, Radical Harmonies. She became ill in 1994 but because she didn’t have health insurance, did not get treatment and died on August 17, 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
12-26-1956 David Sedaris – Born in Johnson City, New York. Sedaris grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. His father is of Greek descent while his mother
is Anglo-American. He is an American Grammy Award-nominated humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. His books include Naked (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) and, Let’s Explore Diabetes and Owls (2013). He lives in West Sussex, England with his longtime partner Hugh Hamrick. He enjoys collecting litter in the local area, where he is known as “Pig Pen,” and has a garbage truck named after him. In 2014, he participated in Do I Sound Gay?, a documentary film by David Thorpe about stereotypes of gay men’s speech patterns.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
With long hair for men now in fashion, The Rolling Stones place a notice in Britain’s Rock ‘n’ Roll magazine, New Musical Express, wishing starving hairdressers a Merry Christmas.
on the USA lp charts People by Barbra Streisand was #4 while the Supremes moved up with Where Did Our Love Go and the “Mary Poppins” Soundtrack was #6 and the Soundtrack to “My Fair Lady” dropped to #10.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
12-26-1974 Joshua John Miller – Born in Los Angeles, California. He is an
American actor, screenwriter, author, and director. Miller co-writes with his life partner M.A. Fortin. The couple wrote the screenplay for the 2015 horror comedy The Final Girls, and the USA Network drama series Queen of the South. Miller is openly gay and has been with M.A. Fortin since 2013.
1975-Mary Jo Risher announces that she planned to appeal a Dallas jury’s decision to remove her son from her custody because she is a lesbian. Her appeal would fail.
1977 – Anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant was named one of the Twenty-Five Most Intriguing People of 1977 in People magazine
The first night of a series of concerts were held at The Hammersmith Odeon in London for the People of Kampuchea, featuring Queen, The Clash, The Pretenders, The Who, Elvis Costello, Wings, and many more artists. The events which were organised by Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim were aimed to raise money for the victims of war-torn Cambodia.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Barbra Streisand had the only new Top 10 album, her compilation called Memories.
12-26-1983 Alexander Wang – Born in San Francisco, California. His parents are originally from Taiwan. He is an American fashion
designer and was the Creative Director of Balenciaga. On April 13, 2014 it was announced that Alexander Wang would be the next designer to create a collection for Swedish based fashion retailer H&M. In 2015, he was included in the Times 100 Most Influential People of 2015. He is out as gay.
George Michael made it three weeks at #1 with “Faith”. Whitney Houston moved to challenge with her new one “So Emotional”
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
The “Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #1 on the Album chart for the third week for Whitney Houston. “I Will Always Love You” was the top R&B song for the fourth straight week.
Lesbian Regan Wolf of Lancaster South Carolina was knocked unconscious by three men who brutally beat her, strung her up from her front porch, and painted “Jesus weren’t born for you, faggot.” Despite giving police the identity of the three men, the sheriff’s office took no action. She was attacked more severely six months later.
meanwhile Faux lesbian marketed: The Spice Girl’s movie “Spice World” opens in the UK.
The Spice Girls scored their 8th UK No.1 single with ‘Goodbye’, (the first single without Geri Halliwell). It gave the group the Christmas No.1 for the third year in a row equaling the record set by The Beatles from 1963, 64 and 65.
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
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime-and-courts/3-arrested-for-anti-lgbt-hate-crime-against-mcfarland-child-authorities-say/article_d686a041-d39a-5821-b452-d7e05a13a909.html3 arrested for anti-LGBT hate crime against McFarland child, authorities say | Crime | madison.comThe three suspects rang the doorbell of a residence Thursday and used slurs against the child and another person.madison.com
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/12/26/o-shay-edwards-bisexual/Pro wrestler explains how sport helped him come out as bisexualIndependent wrestler O’Shay Edwards has said that the sport helped him come out as bisexual after a lifetime of struggling.www.pinknews.co.uk
https://www.pride.com/celebrities/2021/12/26/heres-why-people-think-ryan-phillippe-came-out-gayHere’s Why People Think Ryan Phillippe Came Out as GayMerry Christmas?www.pride.com
Fahey said that audience response to the documentary is often emotional, particularly for LGBTQ+ people who aren’t used to seeing themselves accurately represented in film.
https://www.bigissue.com/culture/film/rebel-dykes-lesbian-activism-movie/Rebel Dykes: From activism to politics and sex, unheard lesbian stories hit the screen – The Big IssueA queer documentary sheds light on the Rebel Dykes, a collective of lesbians in 1980s London who radically changed the world.www.bigissue.com
from then to now…
https://wehoville.com/2021/12/26/longtime-ceo-reflects-on-lgbt-centers-humble-beginnings/Longtime CEO reflects on LGBT Center’s humble beginnings – WEHOvilleIntroducing ‘Lavender Pen’ by John Duran, a series of interviews with pioneering and iconic LGBT figures across Southern Calif. In this three-part profile, Duran speaks with Lorri Jean, an LGBT rights activist and the former CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center (LALGBTC). This is the second part of the profile. PART ONE: LGBTQ leader …wehoville.com
RIP Ally Desmond Tutu
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/desmond-tutu-obituary-1.6298421Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 90 | CBC NewsDesmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday. He was 90.www.cbc.ca
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
Today in LGBT History – December 26 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › …Dec 26, 2017 — 1997 – Lesbian Regan Wolf of Lancaster South Carolina was knocked unconscious by three men who brutally beat her, strung her up from her front …
THIS DAY IN LGBT HISTORY – DECEMBER 26 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › this-day-in-lgbt-history-decem…Dec 26, 2019 — Musings of an Aging Lesbian There must be a universal law that says home smoke detector batteries … THIS DAY IN LGBT HISTORY – DECEMBER 26.
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