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LGBTQ2 for January 16

BCE to The Suffragettes

1847, Canada – Eliza McCormick of Ontario is arrested after posing as a man and proposing marriage to a woman. A Hartford, CT newspaper dubs her “a female Lothario” for living as a man. McCormick had taken on a male persona for two to three years and during this time had at least six courtships, three to whom she proposed and was accepted. One of these women, a dressmaker, even made her own wedding dress. According to The Transgender Foundation of America’s (TFA) Archive in Houston, Texas, social shame was used to force McCormick to conform to typical gender norms after McCormick was jailed.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

There is lesbian history of butch/femme; which is conditional upon the femme being in full awareness of the body of her partner.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable inviduals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950 was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

1887 – George Kelly (16 January 1887 – 18 June 1974)was born in Philadelphia. He was an American playwrightscreenwriterdirector, and actor. He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer. He became best known for his satiric comedies, including The Torch-Bearers (1922) and The Show-Off (1924). Kelly maintained a 55-year relationship with his lover William Ellsworth Weagley, Jr., (January 12, 1891 – November 25, 1975) until his death. Weagley was often referred to as Kelly’s valet. That Kelly was gay was a closely guarded secret and went unacknowledged by his family to the point of not inviting Weagley to his funeral but Weagley slipped in and sat quietly on a back seat.

1901 – New York City politician Murray Hall (1841 – January 16, 1901)dies of cancer. He was a New York City bail bondsman and Tammany Hall politician. A poker-playing, whiskey-drinking man-about-town, after his death, the fact that he was biologically female is revealed by the coroner, astonishing and confounding his daughter and his associates. Born inGovan,Scotlandas Mary Anderson, Hall lived as a man for nearly 25 years, able to work as a politician and vote in a time when women were denied such rights. At the time of his death, he resided with his second wife and their adopted daughter.

1929, UK – The first edition of the BBC’s “The Listener” is published, stays in print until 1991. Joe Randolph “J. R.” Ackerley(4 November 1896 – 4 June 1967), who was openly gay despite homosexuality being illegal at the time, was its literary editor from 1935 until 1959. Ackerly was a British writer and editor. Starting with the BBC the year after its founding in 1927, he was promoted to literary editor of The Listener, its weekly magazine, where he served for more than two decades. He published many emerging poets and writers who became influential in Great Britain. He was openly homosexual, a rarity in his time when homosexuality was forbidden by law and socially ostracized.

1933 – Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay “Notes on ‘Camp’“, in 1964. Her best-known works include On PhotographyAgainst InterpretationStyles of Radical WillThe Way We Live NowIllness as MetaphorRegarding the Pain of OthersThe Volcano Lover, and In America. Sontag was active in writing and speaking about, or travelling to, areas of conflict, including during the Vietnam War and the Siege of Sarajevo. She wrote extensively about photography, culture and media, AIDS and illness, human rights, and communism and leftist ideology. Although her essays and speeches sometimes drew controversy, she has been described as “one of the most influential critics of her generation.”  Sontag lived with ‘H’, the writer and model Harriet Sohmers Zwerling whom she first met at U. C. Berkeley from 1958 to 1959. Afterwards, Sontag was the partner of María Irene Fornés(born May 14, 1930), a Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director. Upon splitting with Fornes, she was involved with an Italian aristocrat, Carlotta Del Pezzo, and the German academic Eva Kollisch. Sontag was also romantically involved with the American artists Jasper JohnsPaul Thek, writer Joseph Brodsky. During the early 1970s, Sontag lived with Nicole Stéphane, a Rothschild banking heiress turned movie actress, and, later, the choreographer Lucinda Childs. With Annie Leibovitz(born October 2, 1949), Sontag maintained a relationship stretching from the later 1980s until her final years.

January 16, 1938

Benny Goodman and his band played their historic concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, regarded as a significant turning point in jazz history. It signaled the beginning of the acceptance of jazz by mainstream audiences.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-16-1942 – 01-03-2009 Carol Adair – Place of birth unknown. She was married to poet Kay Ryan. They were together for 30 years until her 


death in 2009. She taught English and humanities at Cogswell College in San Francisco. In 1985 she began teaching at the College of Marin, specializing in English as a Second Language and English Skills.

01-16-1946 – 09-21-2015 Honey Lee Cottrell – Born in Astoria, Oregon. She was a lesbian photographer and filmmaker. Cottrell lived most of her life in San Francisco. She funded her early artistic work by 


serving as a waiter on cruise ships, earning a certificate as a merchant seaman. In the mid-1970s in San Francisco, she became well known for her photography of women. Her work became influential in representations of lesbian sex and feminist lesbian portraiture. Cottrell was a co-founder of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project. She died of pancreatic cancer on September 21, 2015. Cottrell donated her archives to the Cornell University Library Human Sexuality Collection: “a gesture in keeping with her lifelong goal of empathetically reflecting and documenting the lives and sexualities of the lesbian and gay community, beginning in an era when they were expected to live on the margins and in the shadows.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Julie Anne Peters (born January 16, 1952) is an American author of young adult fiction. Peters has published over 20 works, mostly novels, geared toward children and adolescents, many of which feature LGBT characters. In addition to the United States, Peters’s books have been published in numerous countries, including South Korea, China, Croatia, Germany, France, Italy, Indonesia, Turkey and Brazil. Her 2004 book Luna was the first young-adult novel with a transgender character to be released by a mainstream publisher.

January 16, 1957

In New Orleans, Little Richard recorded “Lucille.”

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

January 16, 1965

In Britain’s Melody Maker music magazine, Beatles manager Brian Epstein was quoted as saying, “I give the Beatles two or three years more at the top.”

1967: The Louisiana Supreme Court rules that the state’s statutory ban on “unnatural carnal copulation” applies to women engaged in oral sex with other women.

01-16-1967 Andrea James – Place of birth unknown. She grew up in Indiana. James is a transgender pioneer. She is an American writer, 


producer, and director, and trans woman who is an LGBT rights activist. In 2003, together with author and entertainer Calpernia Addams, she co-founded Deep Stealth Productions to create content by and for transgender people. She is the host of the instructional program, Finding Your Female Voice. She produced and performed in the first all-transgender cast of The Vagina Monologues in 2004. James was a script consultant for Transamerica, a 2005 film, helping actress Felicity Huffman prepare for her role as a transsexual 

01-16-1968 Anders Gåsland – Born in Norway, place unknown. He is a former Norwegian politician. Openly gay, he is considered an important promoter of gay rights in Norway. In 1992 he took over as 


chairman of the Youth of the Christian People’s Party, the youth wing of the Christian Democratic Party. In the autumn of 1992 he came forward as a homosexual, in the prime time news program Lørdagsrevyen. Shortly after, he was removed from the party ticket for the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1993. He was also pressured to resign as chairman of the Youth of the Christian People’s Party. In 1993 he published the autobiographical book Alitid freidig which details his experience as a gay person in the Christian Democratic Party. He now works as a psychiatrist.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


On the USA Charts #9 Barbra Streisand with “Stoney End” 


Cher and Gregg Allman divorced.

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

1981 – The first conference in the eastern U.S. for Black Lesbians opens in Brooklyn, New York. It was called “Becoming Visible: Survival for Black Lesbians. The first “Becoming Visible” conference in the country, though, was in San Francisco in October, 1980. The First Black Lesbian Conference was an outgrowth from the First National Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference by the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays which was held in 1979, in Washington, DC. Although there had been previous conferences supporting both lesbians and gays, the First Black Lesbian Conference was the first in the United States with the mission to hold a conference with the sole focus of supporting African-Americans lesbians. In the decades leading to the conference, it was not uncommon for other various organizations to push African-American lesbian women out, as a result of the lack of knowledge surrounding diversity of sexual orientation and race.Prominent activists in the African-American Lesbian Liberation Movement were keynote speakers for the First Black Lesbian Conference. These speakers included Andrea Ruth Canaan, Pat Norman, and Angela Davis.The First Black Lesbian Conference was coordinated by 8 individuals: Rani Eversley, Kenya Johnson, Rose Mitchell, Marie Renfro, Janna Rickerson, Elizabeth Summers, and Patricia Tilley.


Barbra Streisand’s compilation album Memories was #10.


The Eurythmics released the single “Here Comes The Rain Again”.

1986ABBA  reunited briefly to record “Tivedshambo” for their former manager Stig Anderson on the Swedish television show This is Your Life.  The show was televised on January 18.1987The Beastie Boys became the first act censored on “American Bandstand.”

1987The Beastie Boys became the first act censored on “American Bandstand.”


George Michael went to No.1 on the US album charts with his debut solo album ‘Faith’, which went on to sell over 8 million copies.


 a live version of “Candle In The Wind” by Elton John reached #7,  with #9 “Faith” from George Michael

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


 Whitney Houston collected a seventh week at #1 on the R&B chart with the across-the-board smash “I Will Always Love You” and  held a grip on #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fifth week with “I Will Always Love You”, while same song continued its climb up history with an eighth week at #1.  That moved Whitney into a four-way tie and at that time only seven songs had spent more weeks at #1.

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


In Santa Barbara, California, Michael Jackson appeared in court and pled not guilty to seven charges of child molestation. He arrived 21 minutes late and was admonished by the judge who said, “Mr. Jackson, you have started out on the wrong foot here; it is an insult to the court.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Queer community has to fight against child exploitation more than the heterosexuals who are the majority of the problem: heterosexual men more than women who are oppressed by men


Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail for falsely imprisoning a male escort. The 47-year-old singer admitted handcuffing Audun Carlsen to a wall in April 2007, but said he did so because Carlsen had stolen photos from his laptop.

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


Michael Jackson’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray lost his appeal to have his conviction of involuntary manslaughter overturned by a Los Angeles court.

2015London’s O2 arena, O2 Academy Brixton and SSE Wembley Arena were among a string of U.K. venues that banned the use of “selfie sticks” over health and safety concerns. A selfie stick is an extendable phone and camera holder that allow the user to take a wider image or group shot.

2021 organization expanding MMIWG2S family support, education through culturally sensitive ‘tool kits’ | CBC NewsCaring Hearts Counselling in Regina is putting federal money to use by expanding the work it’s doing to help families affected by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirited People’

the lesbian agenda differs from the gay one, eh’s Pop Princess Peach PRC Came Out As A Lesbian In A Huge Win For The Gay AgendaAustralia’s biggest export on TikTok, singer Peach PRC, has come out as a queer woman in an Instagram post. You love to see

more oppression, more depression, anyone surprised? reveals LGBTQ youth in South have higher rates of suicide than any other regionLGBTQ youth suicide is on the rise especially in the south that according to a newly released report that surveyed more than 20,000 people ages

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