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BCE to The Suffragettes

1750, France – Bruno Lenoir and Jean Diot are caught having sex in public for which they are arrested. A year later they were executed. There was general surprise in France at the severity of their sentence. Their execution was the last in France for consensual sodomy.

1877 – Marsden Hartley(January 4, 1877 – September 2, 1943), an American Modernist painter, poet, and essayist, is born in Lewiston, Maine. Hartley was in Paris at the creation of the cubist movement. His many gay friends were William Sloan Kennedy (1850–1929)who one of Whitman’s most devoted friends and admirers; Thomas Bird Mosher (1852–1923) who was a publisher out of Portland, Maine and notable for his contributions to the private press movement in the United States; authorOscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900); and Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946), to name a few. The love of Hartley’s life was Karl von Freyburg (15 July 1889 – 7 October 1914),a young German soldier who was killed in battle in 1914.


NBC Red debuted “The Carnation Contented Hour”. The show was as a showcase for top singers and musicians.


Billboard magazine published its first record sales chart.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-04-1948 Natalie Goldberg – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She is an American popular New Age author and speaker, 


best known for a series of books which explore writing as Zen practice. Writing Down the Bones (1986) is one of her best known works. Goldberg has studied Zen Buddhism for more than thirty years. She is openly lesbian. She has often taught and lead workshops at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


Two years after Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 RPM long-playing vinyl record, RCA announces that they will also start using the same format.

January 4, 1958

The Soviet satellite Sputnik I fell out of Earth orbit after three months and burned up in the atmosphere. It had been launched on October 4, 1957 and was the first artificial Earth satellite.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

January 4, 1975

Elton John‘s remake of The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” becomes his tenth US Top Ten hit and his third number one. The recording included John Lennon on guitar.

Elton John remained at #1 for the sixth week on the Album chart with his Greatest Hits album.

 Barry Manilow reached the Top 10 for the first time with “Mandy”.

1977, Canada – The first issue of After Stonewall: A Critical Journal of Gay Liberationis published in Winnipeg. The magazine continued into the early 1980s. In 1977 to 1980, After Stonewall was a unique entry into a crowded field of western queer newsletters and small periodicals. It was created by George Edin, Mark Kaluk, John Allec, Walter Davis, and Bill Fields. When After Stonewall launched its “critical journal of gay liberation” in 1977, the collective had modest goals and a wry self-deprecating sense of humor about its enterprise. It anticipated readers might question the need for “yet another left publication,” this time by “critical faggots” from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Inspired by Boston’s Fag Rag, the collective’s goal was to offer a queer journalistic forum intended to stimulate discussion amongst gay men and lesbians. (information provided by Dr. Valerie J. Korinek)


Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis. Warner Bros. executives attended the show but decided that Prince and the band needed more time to develop his music.

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

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

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


New music industry data showed the number of US albums sold last year tumbled 9.5% from 2006, even as the number of digital tracks sold soared by 45%.

Britney Spears was carried out of her home on a stretcher and taken into police custody after officials were called in a dispute involving her three children.  Spears was ordered to hand her children to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

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

2010, Austria –Same sex couples married in Vienna under the new civil union bill but do not have the right to adopt children or use artificial insemination.


01-04-2016 Jackie Biskupski is sworn in as Salt Lake City’s new mayor. She is the first openly gay person to hold the office. Biskupski 


was first elected to the Utah state House of Representatives in 1998, becoming the first openly gay member of the state legislature. She was re-elected to six subsequent terms. Her fiancee, Betty Iverson, joined her at her swearing-in ceremony. On August 14, 2016, the couple married.


01-04-1974 Kaj Hasselriis – Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a Canadian journalist, community activist, and politician. Born in 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, he is a lifelong Winnipegger and earned a sociology degree from the University of Manitoba in 1995, as well as a journalism degree from Toronto’s Ryerson University in 1997. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as a reporter and producer for CBC Television. He also created an English-language monthly in Lima, Peru called Limazine. He is openly gay and was the national spokesperson for Canadians for Equal Marriage in 2006. He currently contributes to the Xtral chain of LGBT newspapers as a Winnipeg-area reporter. Hasselriis also wrote a series of travel essays on gay life in India while traveling in the winter of 2008-2009 for both Xtral and its gay travel magazine The Guide.

2021‘The Lost Daughter’ shows the unrelenting pressure society puts on motherhoodMaggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut is a dark meditation on what women are forced Appears On “Lip Service,” Talks Dating As A Bisexual WomanDreamDoll and the ‘Lip Service’ hosts discussed their relationship preferences as bisexual women. According to the ladies on Lip Service, dating a man is more appealing than dating a woman because of the fear factor. Last week, New York native DreamDoll appeared on the show, chopping it up with the … extended for gay and bisexual men convicted of abolished same sex crimes | Evening StandardExpanded scheme aims to “right the wrongs of the past” Moms Get Angry Xmas Letter Over Pride Flags: PHOTO – Comic SandsA pair of Lesbian moms publicly called out an anonymous neighbor who placed a hateful Christmas card in their mailbox right before Raises Money for Trevor Project After Anti-LGBT Xmas Card | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Nas X says LGBTQ artists’ music sanitized by industry – Entertainment NewsLil Nas X says the music industry has sanitized LGBTQ artists’ MFA’s complicated history with censoring queer desire pervades new exhibitBarely a trace of queer erotica remains on display in the galleries, despite the museum’s rich

then stop having “gay” stand in for all the subcultures.. launches ‘The Gay Agenda,’ podcast celebrating LGBTQ communityThe Gay Agenda debuts Jan. 10 and will include interviews with actor Bex Taylor-Klaus, author Carmen Maria Machado and comedian Fortune lifts surrogacy ban for LGBT community and single men | Washington ExaminerSame-sex couples, single men, and transgender individuals are permitted to have children via surrogacy in Israel, according to a Tuesday Detroit Partners With State and Local Health Departments to End Anti-HIV Stigma – Pride SourceLGBT Detroit has just announced a new partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services aimed at ending HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

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