BCE to The Suffragettes
01-13-1832 – 07-18-1899 Horatio Alger, Jr. – Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was an American author, best known for his many
novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble beginnings to lives of middle class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the “rags-to-riches- narrative,” which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. On December 8, 1864, Alger was installed as pastor with the First Unitarian Church and Society of Brewster, Massachusetts. Early in 1866, a church committee was formed to investigate sexual misconduct reports about Alger. He denied nothing, admitted he had be imprudent, considered his association with the church dissolved, and left town. Church officials reported to the hierarchy in Boston that Alger had been charged with “the crime of…unnatural familiarity with boys.” Alger sent a letter of remorse, and his father assured them his son would never seek another post in the church. Officials of the church took no further action.
1834 – Horatio Alger (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) is born in Revere, Massachusetts. He was a prolific 19th-century American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the “rags-to-riches” narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. As a Unitarian minister in Brewster, Mass. he often traveled to New York where he sought to improve the condition of street boys. His experiences became the fodder for over 100 books. But, back home in Brewster, a parish committee charged him with “gross immorality and a most heinous crime, a crime of no less magnitude than the abomination and revolting crime of unnatural familiarity with boys.” Alger denied nothing, admitted he had been imprudent, considered his association with the church dissolved, and left town. Alger sent Unitarian officials in Boston a letter of remorse, and his father assured them his son would never seek another post in the church. The officials were satisfied and decided no further action would be taken. Alger was known to have mentioned his homosexuality only once, in 1870.
01-13-1885 – 12-04-1962 Anna Vock – Born in Anglican, Aargau, Switzerland. She was the leading activist of the LGBT movement in Switzerland during the 1930s. Homosexuality was illegal in Switzerland for men, but not for women, although it was not well regarded, which enabled Vock more leeway than men, despite being watched over by the
police. In 1931, Anna Vock and Laura Thoma formed the group Amicitia (Friendship) with the aim of organizing lesbians and to get them out of being isolated. It was advertised discreetly as a “women’s club.” Because heterosexual women wanted to join, Vock and Thoma founded a new organization called Excentric making it a group only for lesbian. In 1933, after dissolving Excentric, Vock formed Freundschaftsverban Amicitia Schweitzer (Swiss Association of Friendship) that included both sexes. In 1942 the name was changed to Der Kreis (The Circle, 1942-1967). It was the main homosexual publication in Europe. All members used pseudonyms in the journal. Vock was Mammon (Mammy). Due to the personals section, Vock was charged with “tolerance” and sentenced by the courts. She was later acquitted on appeal. Through their campaigns, the sodomy laws were repealed in Switzerland, following a referendum, as part of an overall review of the penal code in 1942. She died in Zurich in December 1962. In the January 1963 issue of Der Kreis: “Farewell, Mammon. Your name will remain forever attached to our cause in Switzerland. You prepared the ground on which we must build. Hopefully we (will) succeed.”
1898, Germany – The Reichstag debates a petition urging the revocation of Paragraph 175. Promoted by Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) and signed by dozens of prominent German opinion leaders, the motion is supported by only one political party in the Reichstag, the Social Democratic Party led by August Bebel. The Reichstag votes against reform. Hirschfeld was a German Jewish physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany; he based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights“.
01-13-1931 – 10-06-2019 Rip Taylor (b. Charles Elmer “Rip” Taylor Jr.) – Born in Washington, D.C., he was an American actor and comedian. The Hollywood Reporter called him “a television and nightclub mainstay for more than six decades” who made thousand of nightclub and television appearances. He was known for exuberance and flamboyant personality, including his wild mustache, toupee, and his showering himself with confetti. In 2005, Taylor appeared as the grand marshal of the Washington, D.C., Capital Pride parade. Taylor was a close friend of Liberace and cut the ribbon at the Las Vegas estate auction of Liberace’s estate in 1988. At the time of Taylor’s death, he was in a long-term relationship with Robert Fortney.
01-13-1931 – 05-25-2007 Charles Nelson Reilly – Born in South Bronx, New York. He was an American actor, comedian, director, and
game show panelist. His big break came in 1960 with the successful original Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie. He had a small onstage part, and was the standby for Dick Van Dyke in the leading role of Albert Peterson. In 1961, Reilly was in the original cast of another Broadway hit, the Pulitzer prize-winning musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He was the winner of the 1962 Tony Award for featured actor in a musical. In 1964, he was featured in another Broadway success, Hello Dolly. He received a second nomination for a Tony Award. On TV he appeared on What’s My Line and probably is best known for his appearance on The Match Game. Reilly did not publicly affirm his homosexuality until his one-man show, Save It for the Stage. In a 2002 interview with Entertainment Tonight he felt no need to note this, and that he never purposely hid being gay from anyone. Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly’s domestic partner. He died of pneumonia at his home on May 25, 2007. That weekend the Game Show Network was dedicated to him, airing his funniest episodes of Match Game.
01-13-1938 — 11-22-2013 Lee Glaze – Place of birth unknown, he grew up in Paramount, California, and was already out of the closet as a teenager.
Glaze was the owner of the gay bar The Patch, and refused to comply with Los Angeles’ prejudiced law that outlawed same-sex couples from dancing in public. If Glaze spotted any undercover officers, he would yell, “God save the queen.” He was known as “The Blond Darling.” The Patch had a clientele of gay men and women that included many women from the local roller derby circuit. In August 1968, the bar was raided and several arbitrary arrests were made, including Tony Valdez, the boyfriend of Rev. Troy Perry. It was that incident that Rev. Perry realized that he should form “a church for all of us who are outcasts.” Bail was posted for all those arrested by The Patch. The Black Cat Tavern and The Patch played a pivotal role in the gay rights movement before Stonewall.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
01-13-1940 Edmund White (b. Edmund Valentine White III) – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an American novelist, memoirist, and essayist. The
theme to much of his writing is of same-sex love. His books include The Joy of Gay Sex (1977) (written with American writer, therapist, and activist, Charles Silverstein), and his trio of autobiographical novels, A Boy’s Own Story (1982), The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988), and The Farewell Symphony (1997). He also wrote a biography of Jean Genet. From 1980 to 1981, White was a member of the gay writers’ group, The Violet Quill. His autobiographic works are frank and unapologetic about his promiscuity and his HIV-positive status. He is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
01-13-1949 Dr. Diane “Dee” Mosbacher – Born in Houston, Texas. She is an American filmmaker, lesbian feminist activist, and psychiatrist. In 1993, she founded WomanVision, a
nonprofit organization to promote equal treatment of all people. Mosbacher has directed or produced nine documentary films, each having to do with LGBTQ or women’s rights issues. In 1994, she directed and produced Straight From the Heart, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Her films have received 46 awards world wide. In 2012, Woman Vision launched The Last Closet, a web-based campaign and video project to end homophobia in men’s professional sports. Mosbacher is married to Nanette Gartrell, MD, a researcher, psychiatrist, and author of the 2008 book My Answer is NO… If That’s Okay With You.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Little Richard released his rock ‘n’ roll classic, “Good Golly Miss Molly.” The song is ranked #94 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
6 on the pop charts Aretha Franklin’s “Chain Of Fools”
In the landmark case One, Inc. v. Olesen, the United States Supreme Court unanimously reverses three lower court rulings and rules in favor of the First Amendment rights of One: The Homosexual Magazine. The Court unanimously reverses three lower court rulings thereby protecting the right to publish material about homosexuality. This was the first Supreme Court ruling on a gay issue. The Court’s affirmation of free speech for gay and lesbian writing opens the way for more widely distributed publications.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
01-13-1960 Matthew Bourne – Born in Walthamstow, London, England. He is an English choreographer. He has received multiple awards and award
nominations, including the Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award, and Drama Desk Award. Bourne was knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to dance. He is best known for his adaptation of the ballet Swan Lake, with an all male cast. It was the longest running ballet in London’s West End and on Broadway. It has been performed in the UK, Los Angeles, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Israel, and Singapore. Bourne is openly gay and has lived with his lover, choreographer and dancer, Arthur Pita since 1995.
Cliff Richard scored his second UK No.1 album with ‘The Young Ones’, which spent six weeks at the top of the charts. (See Blogger Note folowing 2003)
01-13-1963 Kevin McClatchy – Born in Sacramento, California. He is
the former owner of the Pittsburg Pirates. He led a group of investors that purchased the team in 1996, and served as the team’s CEO and lead owner until 2007. On September 22, 2012, McClatchy came out as gay in an interview with Frank Bruni of The New York Times.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Elton John had his fourth Top 10 song with “Crocodile Rock”, which moved from 13-9.
01-13-1978 Nathaniel Read “Nate” Silver – Born in East Lansing, Michigan. He is an American statistician, psephologist, and writer. In
November 2008 his predictions for the presidential election won him further attention and commendation. He correctly predicted the winner of 49 of the 50 states. The only state he missed was Indiana, which went for Barack Obama by one percentage point. He correctly predicted the winner of all 35 U.S. Senate races that year. In the 2012 election he predicted the Presidential Election getting 50 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia. His prediction for the 2016 November election was totally wrong. Silver is openly gay. “I’ve always felt like something as an outsider. I’ve always had friends, but I’ve always come from an outside point of view.” When asked what made you feel more of a misfit, being gay or being a geek, he replied, “Probably the numbers stuff since I had that from when I was six.” Silver plays poker semi-professionally.
The Young Men’s Christian Association files a lawsuit against Village People over their song, “Y.M.C.A.” The suit was eventually dropped.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1983 – A lesbian couple, Dr. Zandra Rolon and Deborah Johnson, are refused service when they try to sit in the romantic dining section of the posh Los Angeles restaurant Papa Choux. They are told that a city ordinance prohibits such seating, which is not true. They sue and win, but the restaurant removes the section rather than seat gay or lesbian couples, proclaiming “True romantic dining died on this date.”
BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it ‘obscene’, a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a UK No.1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the UK chart.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
New Kids On The Block had their second and last No.1 UK single with ‘Hangin’ Tough.’ They had a further 7 Top 10 hits by the end of 1991. They broke up after that, but set the scene for numerous boy bands throughout the 90s.
on the usa pop charts New Kids on the Block continued to be #7 with “This One’s For The Children”, while Cher held on to 8 with “Just Like Jesse James”,
LGBTQ2 Blogger prefers Cher’s cover to the original.
1992 – Out Magazine begins publishing with a test issue. The first issue on the newsstands is dated Summer 1992.
The musical ABBA: The True Story opened in Stockholm.
Daydream by Mariah Carey was the top album for a sixth week.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gayand lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Christina Aguilera had the #1 song–“What A Girl Wants”.
The Who‘s guitarist, Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of child porn offences. Police officers impounded seven computers from his home in Richmond, South West London. After a four-month investigation, London’s Metropolitan Police would announce that Townshend “was not in possession of any downloaded child abuse images” but had accessed a site containing such images. Townshend himself acknowledged using his credit card to enter a web site advertising child pornography, but said he was doing research for his autobiography. Although he was not charged with any offence, Townshend was placed on a national sex offender registry for five years.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina notes that the internet allowed pedophiles to form a community in much the same way religious orders did/still do. The Police not only did not charge but provided a public apology to Sir Cliff Richard, who is a public question mark of sexual orientation.
Ricky Martin toured the island of Phuket off of Thailand that had been struck by a tsunami. Martin was there to draw attention to child slave gangs preying on children left orphaned by the disaster.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2014, Nigeria – President Goodluck Johnathan signed the controversial Jail the Gays law that includes punishment for being LGBT of up to 14 years in jail. The law also bans and makes punishable by jail time a membership in any LGBT rights group.
Out in later career, Representatives for Barry Manilow were quick to dismiss rumors that the 72-year-old singer had been airlifted to Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. A statement to the press said: “It is indeed an established fact that Mr. Manilow does have atrial fibrillation, but he has never had a heart attack nor is this a concern.”
https://www.metalsucks.net/2022/01/12/lgbtq-activist-ted-nugent-defends-his-criticism-of-joan-jett-i-even-saluted-the-lesbian-thing/LGBTQ Activist Ted Nugent Defends His Criticism of Joan Jett: “I Even Saluted the Lesbian Thing” | MetalSucksTed Nugent defended his recent criticism of Joan Jett’s guitar playing by pointing out that he “even saluted the lesbian thing.”www.metalsucks.net
https://www.advocate.com/politics/2022/1/12/lesbian-tina-kotek-out-make-history-oregon-governors-raceLesbian Tina Kotek Out to Make History in Oregon Governor’s RaceKotek, a longtime social justice activist, was Oregon’s first lesbian House speaker, and now she’s seeking to become governor.www.advocate.com
meanwhile in “self identification” being the new predator reauthorizing rape as victims now do not have rights to words, nor expression nor hearing of victim side for a judge and jury and not the perp accused to decide in addition to a vigorous defense.
https://www.deccanherald.com/city/bengaluru-crime/man-poses-as-lesbian-model-gets-nude-photos-of-40-girls-1070666.htmlMan poses as ‘lesbian model’, gets nude photos of 40 girls | Deccan HeraldA 21-year-old man posed as a lesbian model on social media and secured nude photos of around 40 girls to blackmail them. Police caught him after weeks of online surveillance. Prapanch Nachappa, 21, a Kodagu native studying final-year BCA at a college in OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, targeted girls interested in a modelling career. He seemed to have had a free run until Novemberwww.deccanherald.com
https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/7-lgbt-movies-to-watch-during-your-7-days-in-isolation/2087887 LGBT Movies to Watch During Your 7 Days in Isolation – Star ObserverSo you find yourself isolating due to the continuing spread of Omicron. Here are some movies to help pass the time during your 7-day hiatus.www.starobserver.com.au
who are teh homeless in your neighbourhood?
military veterans, child and teen LGBTQ2 thrown out of or run away from home, exploited for sexwork and women who did not need feminism because of boyfriends, husbands and fathers, and anyone who failes to thrive and by accident and often illness and sometimes owing to addition… anyone can be homeless
https://nextcity.org/urbanist-news/unique-program-for-phillys-homeless-lgbt-youth-has-sheltered-dozensUnique Program for Philly’s Homeless LGBT Youth Has Sheltered DozensAlso, NY state’s eviction moratorium is ending, and Philly’s landlords are getting bad leases from the internet.nextcity.org
with disproportionate impact across ethnicity, doubled combined with sexual orientation – and also disability and across poverty, heterosexual males being the biggest danger to heterosexual males, heterosexual women and then LGBTQ2; where mental health diagnosis, mostly as a result of social oppression, and the pervasiveness of religion, often internalized self loathing…
https://www.voanews.com/a/kenyan-lgbt-students-protest-suggestion-they-be-banned-from-boarding-schools/6395390.htmlKenyan LGBT Students Protest Suggestion They be Banned from Boarding SchoolsStudents and rights groups say a ban would be discriminatory and compromise their safetywww.voanews.com
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20220113000881Discrimination against women, LGBT people ‘pervasive’ in Korea, Human Rights Watch saysDiscrimination against women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and racial and ethnic minorities is pervasive in South Korea, a new report from the Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The annual 32rd World Report 2022 highlights the human rights situation in nearly all of the 100 countries where the international organization works. Though South Korea has been described as an “established democr…www.koreaherald.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo