BCE to The Suffragettes
1412, France – Joan of Arc (6 January c. 1412– 30 May 1431) is born in Domremy, France. She is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. She was a soldier, and on May 23, 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction, which was allied with the English. She was later handed over to the English and tried for heresy. She was burned at the stake on May 30, 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age. There’s no evidence of St. Joan’s sexual orientation, but she was male in her gender expression, living as a soldier and leader of men in a time when women didn’t serve in the military, dressed in men’s clothes, and wore her hair short. In 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic church.
01-06-1798 – 05-20-1849 Marie Dorval – Born in France (place unknown). She was a popular French actress. In her thirties she was
involved romantically with George Sand (real name Amantine Lucile Dupin) that fueled much speculation among Parisian gossips at the time, as well as historians. Letters written by Sand to Dorval made references such as “wanting you either in your dressing room or in your bed.” They would remain close for the remainder of Dorval’s lifetime. Abandoned by her father when she was five, her mother died of tuberculosis when she was a teenager, Dorval learned to survive through protective alliances with men. She married twice and had two children. Upon her death, Sand was among the first to be notified and also assumed the financial support of Dorval’s grandchildren.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
01-06-1942 Nancy Ruth – Born in Toronto, Ontario. She is a Canadian Senator for Ontario. She is Canada’s first out lesbian senator. Before
being appointed to the Senate, she founded several women’s organizations, including the Women’s Legal Education, Action Fund, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and a women’s studies chair at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has been a benefactor of hospitals and art galleries throughout Canada, and was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1994.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
01-06-1951 Teresa Gutierrez – Born in Mexico, place unknown. She is
an American politician and activist. She was the Workers World Party nominee for Vice President of the U.S. in 2004. Gutierrez is deputy secretary general of the International Migrant Alliance, an active member of the Chican@ movement, activist for immigrant rights, and a “proud lesbian.”
01-06-1954 Suzi Wizowaty – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A Democrat. she was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from
January 2009 to January 2015. She grew up in Europe, Texas, and Connecticut. She graduated from Princeton University (BA cum laude, 1977) and Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (MA , 1985). Since 1985, she has lived in Burlington, Vermont. A published author, she has written two novels. Wizowaty was one of six out gay members of the Vermont Legislature.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1967 – New York City’s Civil Service Commission makes public its year-old policy of allowing city agencies to hire and employ lesbians and gay men. The new policy comes partly in response to the lobbying efforts of the Mattachine Society of New York.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
January 6, 1973Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” leads the US hit parade, stirring speculation about exactly who she was singing about. In 2015 Simon told People magazine that the subject in question is actually a composite of three different men; but later complicated the debate by claiming that she was singing about openly gay record producer David Geffen.
01-06-1974 Danny Pintauro – Born in Milltown, New Jersey. He is an American actor best known for his role as Jonathan Bower on the
American sitcom Who’s the Boss? and his role in the 1983 film Cujo. He came out as gay in 1997 in an interview with the National Enquirer. In April 2013, he was engaged to his boyfriend, Will Tabares, and they married in April 2014. In 2015, Pintauro revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he has been HIV positive since 2003. He also disclosed that he had previously been addicted to methamphetamine.
1977, Canada – The first issue of the gay magazine Directions is published. It lasts one year.
Village People scored their only UK #1 single with “Y.M.C.A.” At it’s peak, the record was selling 150,000 copies a day.
Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 moved to the #1 position on the Album chart.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
The Prince single “Let’s Work” was released.
Barry Manilow made it three weeks at #1 on the AC chart with “Read ‘Em And Weep”.
1984 – Kate McKinnon (born January 6, 1984) is born. She is an American actress, comedian and impressionist who is best known as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live. McKinnon is known for her celebrity impressions of Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Jeff Sessions. She has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards; one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and four for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2016 and 2017. McKinnon is SNL‘s first openly lesbian cast member, as well as the series’ third known LGBTQ cast member after Terry Sweeney (born March 23, 1950) and Danitra Vance (July 13, 1954 – August 21, 1994). Kate’s girlfriend is actor and photographer Jackie Abbott. They came out as a couple at the 2017 Emmys.
Elton John cancelled all live performances for a year after having throat surgery.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
The press reported that David Bowie had lost over $4.25 million (2.5 million Pounds) in unpaid royalties to an Italian, Mafia-linked bootlegging organization.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2015 – USA, Florida recognizes same-sex marriages. 01-06-2015 Some 37 years after Miami-Dade County saw one of the most notorious and vitriolic anti-gay legislative campaigns in U.S. history, the county has become the first place in Florida to allow same-sex marriages. Judge Sarah Zabel lifted the stay, which had been put in place during the appeals process following the August decision that Florida’s 2008 ban on same-sex marriage was discriminatory. Florida becomes 36th state to legalize gay marriage.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/senegal-rejects-bid-toughen-strict-anti-lgbt-law-2022-01-05/Senegal rejects bid to toughen strict anti-LGBT law | ReutersSenegalese lawmakers on Tuesday stopped from passing to parliamentary vote a draft bill that sought to toughen already severe laws against same-sex relations.www.reuters.com
https://entertainment.inquirer.net/432791/is-korean-media-silencing-lgbt-voicesIs Korean media silencing LGBT voices? | Inquirer EntertainmentA rendition of Lady Gaga’s LGBT anthem “Born This Way” with a missing lyric by a South Korean group on New Year’s Eve has caused controversy, with experts calling it “LGBT erasure.”entertainment.inquirer.net
https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-the-lgbt-community-mourning-desmond-tutu-to-a-trans-jesus-christ-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom the LGBT Community Mourning Desmond Tutu to a Trans Jesus Christ, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com
https://www.cltampa.com/music/interview-andy-bell-talks-lgbt-culture-choir-days-and-more-ahead-of-erasures-tour-kickoff-in-st-pete-12652807Interview: Andy Bell talks LGBT culture, choir days and more ahead of Erasure’s tour kickoff in St. PeteThe band plays Mahaffey Theater on Jan. 16.www.cltampa.com
https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/17229800/worried-girlfriends-cheating-me-lesbian-friend/I’m worried my girlfriend’s cheating on me with her lesbian friendDEAR DEIDRE: I SUSPECT my girlfriend has been cheating on me with her lesbian friend. Ever since she started spending a lot of time with this woman, things have gone downhill in our relationship. M…www.thesun.co.uk
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/ghost-maker-as-a-hedonist-bisexual-psychopath-by-james-tynion-iv/Ghost-Maker As A Hedonist, Bisexual Psychopath, by James Tynion IVWriting on his Substack, James Tynion IV shared with his subscribers some of his initial notes to DC Comics, his editors, and collaborators on the Batmanbleedingcool.com
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10374247/Channel-10-set-cast-bisexual-Bachelor.htmlChannel 10 set to cast first bisexual Bachelor | Daily Mail OnlineChannel 10 has announced that casting is already underway for the new season of The Bachelor.www.dailymail.co.uk
https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/06/lgbt-people-are-tired-of-discrimination-just-let-us-eat-cake-15875114/LGBT people are tired of discrimination – just let us eat cake | Metro NewsGareth Lee took his ‘gay cake’ case to the European Court of Human Rights, but has been denied. This verdict makes me sad.metro.co.uk
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/crime-pmn/european-court-rules-northern-ireland-gay-cake-case-inadmissibleEuropean Court rules Northern Ireland gay cake case inadmissible | National PostBELFAST — A complaint of discrimination previously dismissed by Britain’s highest court against a bakery that refused to make a cake with a pro-gay message was…nationalpost.com
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/gay-cake-case-power-of-us-christian-right/‘Gay cake’ case shows power of US Christian RightAn LGBTQ rights activist just lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights – thanks to the work of ‘dark money’ Christian legal armieswww.opendemocracy.net