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LGBTQ2 for January 17

BCE to The Suffragettes

1558, France – Cardinal Charles de Lorraine requests that the French Ambassador to Rome report scandals involving Cardinal Carlo Carafa (29 March 1517 – 6 March 1561)and Giovanni Carafa (died 5 March 1561), Duke of Paliano to Pope Paul VI. They had engaged in “that sin so loathsome in which there is no longer a distinction between the male and female sex.” They are first exiled then sentenced to death.

1886, UK – British novelist Ronald Firbank (17 January 1886 – 21 May 1926)is born in London. He was an innovative English novelist whose eight short novels, partly inspired by the Londonaesthetesof the 1890s, especially Oscar Wilde, consist largely of dialogue, with references to religion, social-climbing, and sexuality.His best novels are Caprice(1917) and Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli(1926). Firbank was not without his own eccentricities. He wore two dressing gowns at once, painted his nails, lived in an apartment painted black, and owned only books bound in blue leather. Openly gayand chronically shy, he was an enthusiastic consumer of alcohol and cannabis. He died of lung disease in Rome at age 40. Susan Sontagnamed his novels as part of “the canon of camp“in her 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp.

 01-17-1897 – 10-19-1981 Nils Asther – Born in Hellerup, Denmark. He was a Danish-born Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid-1950s. Known for his beautiful face he was often called “the male Greta Garbo.” “Sailor” was a favored term of Garbo’s meaning male, usually bisexual, friends. On location in Catalina with Aster, she was overheard berating the actor for grabbing her so roughly. “I’m not one of your sailor friends,” she reminded him. The source of the quote was Ken DuMain, a former WWII sailor who became a “bit” actor and extra. He met Asther on Hollywood Blvd. in the 1940s and enjoyed a long term relationship with him. Aster worked with Joan Crawford on Our Dancing Daughters, 1929, and in Dream of Love, 1928. Crawford is said to have believed Aster to be gay. In 1935 Asther found he could no longer get jobs in Hollywood after he was put on a studio-based blacklist after an alleged breach of contract and dogged by persistent rumors of homosexuality. Between 1935 and 1940 he was forced to work in England. He made six films there. He returned to Hollywood in 1940, and although he made 19 films up until 1949, his career was never the same. In 1958, he went to Sweden and managed to get an engagement with a local theatre. He got four film roles in Sweden and Denmark before finally giving up acting in 1963. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Nils Asther has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6705 Hollywood Blvd. He died in Sweden in 1981.

01-17-1905 – 02-12-2007 Peggy Gilbert – Born in Sioux City, Iowa. She was an American jazz saxophonist and bandleader. In the 1930s and 1940s, she and

 her band performed in the most famous nightclubs, including the Cotton Club and the Cocoanut Grove. It was at one of these places that she met and fell in love with vaudevillian and contortionist Kay Boley, who was also performing. The couple remained together for more than sixty years. “If she had been a man, she would have been considered one of the great American band leaders,” contends music historian Jeannie Pool, but the music establishment “kept dismissing girl players as a novelty act, a freak show.” In the 1974, Gilbert founded the Dixie Belles, a band composed of older women musician. The group performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1981. They went on to perform on many other television programs, including The Golden Girls, Father Murphy, Dharman and Greg, Married with Children, and Ellen.

01-17-1922 – 12-31-2021 Betty White – Born in Oak Park, Illinois. She was an American actress, animal rights activist, LGBT supporter, author, comedienne, radio 

host, singer, and television personality. She is one of the first women to have control both in front and behind the camera, and is the first woman to produce a sitcom. On the Larry King Show she said, “I don’t care whom you sleep with. It’s ‘what kind of a human being are you?’ I don’t understand [why people are anti-gay], it’s such a personal private business and it’s none of mine.” White was a long-time supporter of LGBT rights and was championed as a gay icon. She had publicly come out in support of gay marriage and has worn purple on Spirit Day. She passed away at her home in Brentwood, California.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-17-1947 Dale McCormick – Born in New York City, New York. She is a 

former member of the Maine Senate from the 18th District. She was the first out gay member of the Maine State Legislature. McCormick was in office from January 1997 to January 2005. She has served as state treasurer and as director of the Maine State Housing Authority. She currently serves on the city council of Augusta, Maine. Her wife is Betsy Sweet.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 17, 1956

In Los Angeles, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra recorded Cole Porter’s “Well Did You Evah?” for the soundtrack of the Crosby-Sinatra-Grace Kelly movie “High Society.”

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

January 17, 1960

Sexual Orientation Question Mark: Cliff Richard and The Shadows perform on Sunday Night At The London Palladium, where the singer is presented a Gold record for his hit, “Living Doll” with 20 million viewers.

January 17, 1969

Elton John released one of his first singles, “Lady Samantha” in England.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Novelist Merle Miller May 17, 1919 – June 10, 1986)comes out in a New York Times Magazineessay entitled “On Being Different: What it Means to Be a Homosexual”. He was an American writer, novelist, and author who is perhaps best remembered for his best-selling biography of Harry S. Truman, and as a pioneer in the gay rights movement.He later says, “I don’t see any great rush of people lining up to declare themselves as homosexual. Who is to say they should do so? I think, however, it is rather important. For one thing, you cannot demand your rights, civil or otherwise, if you are unwilling to say what you are.” The response of over 2,000 letters to the article (more than ever received by that newspaper) led to a book publication later that year.


Bisi Alimi – Born in Legos, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, and HIV/LGBT advocate. He was the first Nigerian to come out on television. In 2004 he was diagnosed with HIV. His decision to come out of the closet generated both admiration and death threats. Alimi was disowned by his family and most of his friends, including some in the gay community. He was also thrown out of his home. On April 12, 2007, he fled from Nigeria following threats to his life. He was granted asylum in 2009 by the UK and in 2014 became a British citizen. Alimi was listed third on the 100 most influential Non White Atheist and Free Thinkers in Britain and Northern Ireland. The Gay UK LGBT 2014 Honour List recognized his exemplary work for Education in the LGBT Community. On November 5, 2016, Alimi and his partner, Anthony Davis married in the UK. 

January 17, 1976

Barry Manilow scored his second US No.1 single with ‘I Write The Songs’, which was written by The Beach Boys Bruce Johnson.

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


On the USA LP Charts: Crimes of Passion from Pat Benatar was #2 Barbra Streisand’s fine Guilty album was #8

1982: Austin, TX voters reject, by an almost two-to-one margin, a ballot proposal that would have allowed housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.



Olivia Newton-John and her younger husband celebrated the birth of daughter Chloe in Los Angeles.

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

01-17-1990 Tom Bosworth – Born in Sevenoaks, United Kingdom. He is a British race walker who holds three 


British records. Bosworth came out as gay on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show on October 13, 2015. In the interview he told the BBC that he had been in “a really happy relationship” for more than 4 years. He proposed to and was accepted by his fiancé, Harry Dineley on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Olympics. Bosworth was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1999 – Transgender Robert Eads (December 18, 1945 – January 17, 1999) dies of ovarian cancer. More than two dozen doctors in Georgia refused to treat Eads on the grounds that doing so would harm their practice. Eads story is documented in the award-winning documentary Southern Comfort. Eads transitioned from female to male later in life. He was diagnosed withovarian cancer in 1996, but as an example of the social stigma faced by gender variant individuals, more than a dozen doctors refused to medically treat him. When he was finally accepted for treatment by the Medical College of Georgia hospitalin 1997, the cancer had already metastasized to other parts of the body, rendering any further treatments futile.

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

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


Dolly Parton was officially recognized in the Guinness World Records 2018 edition when she received certificates for the most decades with a Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (six) and most hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist (107).

2021 family bunny and LGBTQ icon Marlon Bundo has died / LGBTQ NationJohn Oliver’s children’s book about Marlon Bundo being gay skyrocketed the rabbit to LGBTQ fame…‘Next lives here when it comes to LGBTQ students’: Pride at Lindner builds spaces for queer studentsAs a University of Cincinnati (UC) economics and international affairs student, Sahana Sathiyanarayanan wanted a space to allow her to accept her sexuality. From India, Sathiyanarayanan never had the

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LGBTQ2 plans to hire more grad coaches for racialized, LGBTQ groups within 3 years – Bradford NewsPilot project running at Innisfil and Bradford high schools saw two coaches for Black students hired at the public board in, LGBTQ Awareness Project, Is Set to Introduce NewMONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GOGE, a community-based, peer-to-peer version of life on the blockchain, has announced the introduction of a… Simulator removes global chat amid LGBTQ moderation controversy | Ars TechnicaDeveloper Berserk Games donates $10,000 to trans charity by way of Grove Pizza Company welcomes Indianapolis LGBTQ communityDaisy Gomez enjoys her job at Beech Grove Pizza Company, feeling comfortable and welcomed in a space that she said celebrates everyone’s New Support for LGBTQ Teens in Metro – KVRR Local NewsBeing a teen can be tough. Being an LGBTQ teen can make things even more complicated. So now, one of the region’s best-known nonprofits is launching a new therapy group for them. The Village Family Service Center is starting the 10-week, 12-person therapy group in the metro February 8th. It follows a similar group in Duluth launched three years ago…

religion impeded medical advances, science advances, all while taking advantage of the technology to spread the word of a supposedly omnipotent being… who created a peep show that women repeatedly reject.

religion is why therapy is needed to cope with other people’s delusions’s why some LGBTQ students in Utah say their health education is inadequateStudents who identify as LGBTQ often think sex-ed in K-12 schools is too limited and doesn’t represent their experience or the experience of some of their for missing Indigenous logging protester grows tense in B.C. | ThePeterboroughExaminer.comFamily and friends of a two-spirited person missing for 7 weeks in the Vancouver Island woods near Fairy Creek fear the, Greece remove bans on gay blood donors – Metro WeeklyBoth France and Greece have lifted bans on blood donation for gay and bisexual men, a de facto ban in France and a lifetime ban in push to end blood donor bans against gay and bisexual men | kare11.comDuring the worst blood shortage in over a decade, Senators are calling on health officials to reverse bans that keep men who have sex with men from Ways to build a healthy relationship with your lesbian partner | PINKVILLAEveryone knows that romantic relationships are ones that best blossom when you give them care, effort and a good chunk of your time. Right from the t… Notaro and Dakota Johnson are Making The Lesbian Rom-Com We’ve Been Waiting ForAlia Shawkat is a cult classic, HBO Max orders a whole new Degrassi, Marvel just keeps letting us down, and more! Olivia Benson’s Son Comes Out On Law And Order: SVU, The Young Star Reflects On Filming The Episode With Mariska Hargitay | CinemablendAfter Olivia Benson’s son came out on Law & Order: SVU, Ryan Buggle reflected on filming the episode with on-screen mom, Mariska

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – JANUARY 17 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-january-…Jan 17, 2019 — I am deeply pained by the current political situation in the U.S. The head of the EPA says there’s no global warming when we are seeing the …

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of 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.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

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.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

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 of the 1900s Current Era; 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 individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.


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