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BCE to The Suffragettes

1726, Germany – The man who might have been the first gay king of America was born in Berlin. Prince Heinrich of Prussia was the brother of Frederick the Great who tried have him made King of America. The fledgling US even considered it during the period ruing the Article of Confederation, but, by the time the fickle prince agreed, the equally fickle American public had opted for the Constitution and a republic. 

01-18-1904 – 11-29-1986 Cary Grant (b. Archibald Alec Leach) – Born in Bristol, 

England. He was an English-American actor, known as one of Hollywood’s leading men. At the age of 16, he first arrived in the U.S. with a vaudeville act and instead of returning to England, he formed his own group called “The Walking Stanleys.” His film career began in the early 1930s and continued on until his retirement from acting in 1966. He wanted to be a father to his daughter, his only child, while married to Dyan Cannon, his fourth marriage. He was married five times. Grant also lived with the actor Randolph Scott off and on for 12 years. There have been many rumors that the two were lovers, denied by both actors. New revelations have surfaced with the release of gay costume designer, Orry-Kelly’s documentary, Women He’s Undressed, available on DVD. Kelly, who 

was seven years older, writes in his memoir that he met the struggling performer Archibald Leach — who would change his name to Cary Grant in 1931 — just before his 21st birthday in January 1925. Grant lived with Kelly for awhile. Film historian William J. Mann says in the documentary that Kelly and Leach (Grant) were definitely a couple. The two men briefly ran their own speakeasy in Manhattan — and had an even more short-lived casino in Nevada before they were shut down by gangsters. According to Kelly, he was clearly annoyed with Leach’s obsession with blonde women, “though he always comes home to me.” Mann also states in the documentary, that Scott attempted suicide when Grant married actress Virginia Cherrill in 1934. Grant’s 1942 application for US 

citizenship lists him and Scott — who signs as a witness — as living at the same address. Kelly’s memoir was discovered in a pillow case at an Australian relative’s home in 2014 while the documentary on Kelly was being made. His memoir and the documentary, chronicles his volatile, on-and-off relationship with Grant for over three decades. While Kelly stops short of claiming that Leach (Grant) was his boyfriend — something the documentary states outright — Kelly leaves a clear impression of someone whose heart was broken many times. Grant never publicly acknowledged his relationship with Kelly — but when Kelly died of liver cancer in 1964, Grant was one of the pallbearers.

1928 – Betty Berzon (January 18, 1928 – January 24, 2006) is born. She was an American author and psychotherapist known for her work with the gay and lesbian communities. She was among the first psychotherapists to assist gay clients. After coming out as lesbian in 1968, she began providing therapy to gays and lesbians. In 1971, during a UCLA conference called “The Homosexual in America,” Berzon became the first psychotherapist in the country to come out as gay to the public. Also in 1971, she organized the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center as well as an organization of gays and lesbians within the American Psychiatric Association (the Gay Psychological Association, now known as the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues); the APA declassified homosexuality as a mental illness two years later. She is survived by Teresa DeCrescenzo, the president of Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services, whom Berzon met in 1973 and married during a mass wedding ceremony at the 1993 March on Washington. In 2007, Ventura Place in Studio City was renamed Dr. Betty Berzon Place in her honor, making it the first street ever officially dedicated to a known lesbian in California. Also in 2007, the LGBT magazine The Advocate named Berzon one of 40 “heroes.” The Betty Berzon Papers (1928-2006) are at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.

1936 – Rev. James Lewis Stoll (January 18, 1936 – December 8, 1994) is born. In 1969, he becomes the first ordained minister of an established denomination to come out as gay. He led the effort that convinced the Unitarian Universalist Association to pass their first gay rights resolution.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


The first jazz concert was held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-18-1955 Mike Michaud – Born in Millinocket, Maine. He is an American politician from Maine. On November 4, 2013 he came out as gay. He was the first openly LGBT congressman in Maine to serve in the U.S.


 House of Representatives. He was in office from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2015. Michaud was previously President of the Maine Senate. He was employed for over two decades at the Great Northern Paper Company and remains a member of the United Steelworkers. He was one of the few members of Congress never to have attended college. He did attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University. He has been awarded honorary Doctor of Public Service degrees from Maine’s Unity College, Husson College, and Maine Maritime Academy.

01-18-1957 Giz Watson – Born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. She is an English-Australian politician and a former leader of The Greens (Western Australia). In September 1967, she emigrated to Western Australia. In the early 1970s she was involved in protests against the Vietnam War and in 1979 she was also involved in the first forest blockades at Wagerup against clear felling of jarred forests for bauxite mining. 


She return to the UK in 1980. In 1984 Watson attained a trade certificate in carpentry from the City and Guilds of London Institute in London. In 1985 she returned to Australia and ran a building and construction business in Western Australia. Watson, an open lesbian, has also served on the Ministerial Committee on Lesbian and Gay Law Reform, which proposed wide reforms in the area of gay and lesbian rights in Western Australia.

1958 – Marci Lee Bowers (born January 18, 1958) is a US gynecologist and surgeon who specializes in gender confirmation surgeries. Dr. Bowers’ practice is at the San Mateo Surgery Center in Burlingame, California. From 2003 to 2010, she practiced in the town of Trinidad, Colorado, where she had studied under Stanley Biber before his retirement. Bowers married eleven years prior to her surgery, and remains married to her female spouse.

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


On the USA charts # 6 song “Dominique” and for the seventh week, the Singing Nun had the #1 album with her self-titled release.  The Second Barbra Streisand Album was third

January 18, 1965Barbra Streisand and Bobby Darin sang for Lyndon Johnson’s presidential inauguration

January 18, 1968During a First Lady-hosted White House luncheon to discuss the rise in urban crime, singer Eartha Kitt made anti-war statements that led to an epic argument with “Lady Bird” Johnson. Kitt declared, “Vietnam is the main reason we are having trouble with the youth of America. It is a war without explanation or reason. You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.” Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears. Kitt was subsequently ostracized in America and for decades performed mainly in Europe and Asia.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

January 18, 1971In a move to help promote Canadian musicians in their own country, Canada passes a law known as CanCon, that requires that from 6 am to 12 am, 30% of all music aired on the radio must be by a Canadian artist. They count as Canadian if two of the following four characteristics are met: *Music composed entirely by a Canadian, *Artist is Canadian, *Produced in Canada, *Lyrics written entirely by a Canadian. Canada does not have a similar law for TV or Movie Screens as other nations do. 

01-18-1971 – 05-21-2019   Binyavanga Wainaina – Born in Nakuru, Kenya. He was a Kenyan author, journalist, and the 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. In April 2014, Time magazine included Wainaina as one

 of the “Most Influential People in the World.” In January 2014, in response to a wave of anti-gay laws passed in Africa, he publicly announced that he was gay, first writing an essay that he described as a “lost chapter” of his 2011 memoir entitled “I am a Homosexual, Mum.” He then tweeted, “I am, for anybody confused or in doubt, a homosexual. Gay, and quite happy.” Wainaina collected over 13,000 recipes from around Africa and was an expert on traditional and modern African cuisine. On December 1, 2016, World Aids Day, he announced that her was HIV positive. In 2018, he announced that her would be marrying his long-term partner. Wainaina died after a stroke on May 21, 2019. 

1973 – Viewers of An American Family 12-part television documentary shown on PBS about the lives of an “average” American family, the Louds, discover that son Lance (June 26, 1951 – December 22, 2001) is living as an openly gay man in New York City. Lance was an American television personality, magazine columnist and new wave rock-n-roll performer. He died of liver failure as a result of hepatitis C and a co-infection with HIV. He was 50 years old.


Canada – The founding conference of the Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario (CGRO) opens at Don Vale Community Center in Toronto. 

January 18, 1975

Barry Manilow scored his first US No.1 single when ‘Mandy’, (originally titled ‘Brandy’ when it was recorded in 1972 by Scott English), went to the top of the charts.

The Greatest Hits album from Elton John ruled the chart for an eighth week.

01-18-1975 Marcus Brandon – Born in Guilford County, North Carolina. He was the second openly gay 


member of the North Carolina General Assembly, serving the 60th district from January 2011 through the end of 2014. He worked for NGP Software and later served as national finance director for Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2015, Brandon became the executive director of CarolinaCAN, a nonprofit education policy and advocacy organization. He is openly gay.

1977: Miami becomes the first major Southern U.S. city to pass a gay rights ordinance, despite highly publicized opposition from Floridan orange juice spokesperson Anita Bryant

In Miami, Florida: Anita Bryant, a former beauty queen, launches a nationwide crusade against gay and lesbian rights in response to Dade County’s new municipal rights ordinance forbidding housing and employment discrimination against lesbians and gay men. Accusing lesbians and gay men of corrupting the nation’s youth, Bryant dubs her crusade the “Save Our Children” campaign. Miami-Dade County commissioners passed the ordinance with a vote of 5-3. Anita Bryant vows to defeat the ordinance at the ballot box. On June 7, 1977, Bryant’s promise is fulfilled. Nearly 70 percent of voters opt to repeal the ordinance.

01-18-1979 Leo Varadkar – Born in Dublin, Ireland. Varadkar is the son of an Indian father and an Irish mother from County Waterford. He is the first openly gay Cabinet minister in Ireland. During an interview on 


RTE (public service radio of Ireland), on his 36th birthday, Varadkar spoke publicly for the first time about being gay. He decided to declare his sexuality before several government initiatives to advance gay rights. These include plans to legalize gay marriage, permit gay men to donate blood, and create greater parenthood rights for gays in surrogate-pregnancy cases. Varadkar’s family, friends and many colleagues have long know or suspected he was gay. In July 2014, he became the Minister for Health.

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

1981Wendy O’Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage in Milwaukee and charged with simulating sex with a sledgehammer and resisting arrest. A Milwaukee jury would find Williams not guilty of assaulting a police officer and the other charges were dropped. Williams later filed a multimillion dollar civil suit against the Milwaukee Police, charging they sexually assaulted and beat her during the arrest, but a jury rejected her claims.

1986Dionne Warwick and her friends (Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder) began a four-week stay at #1 with “That’s What Friends Are For.” It became a million-seller and the biggest selling single of the year. For Knight, it became her tenth of eleven R&B #1s. It became the biggest selling song of the year and all proceeds raised were donated to AIDS research.

01-18-1986   Eugene Lee Yang – Born in Pflugerville, Texas. He is a South Korean-American filmmaker, actor, producer, director, activist, and 

internet celebrity, best known for his work with BuzzFeed (2013-2018) and being one of the YouTube group sensation The Try Guys (2014-present). Yang is openly gay. On October 11, 2018, commemorated as the 30th year of National Coming Out Day, he took over the website of the Human Rights Campaign, publicly sharing his experience growing up as a young queer man and advocation for LGBTQ representation in media. He also collaborated with The Trevor Project, a non-profit suicide prevention organization. In 2019, he announced that he is in a relationship with Matthew McLean.

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

1996 – The wedding of Ross’s ex-wife Carol and her girlfriend Susan airs on Friends. Candace Gingrich (born June 2, 1966) guest stars as the minister. Candace is an American LGBT rights activist at the Human Rights Campaign. She is the half-sister of former Speaker of the HouseNewt Gingrich, who is more than 20 years their senior.

January 18, 1996Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from singer Michael Jackson after 20 months of marriage. The final decree was issued on August 20, 1996.

1999, Zimbabwe – the first president of Zimbabwe, Canaan Sodindo Banana (5 March 1936 – 10 November 2003), already retired from the post, is convicted on 11 counts of sodomy. At the time, president Mugabe is scapegoating homosexuals as the reason for Zimbabwe’s ills. Banana serves six months of a 10-year sentence and moves to the UK for political asylum.

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

2004 – The L Word premieres on Showtime. The L Word is an American/Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbians and their friends, connections, family, and lovers in the trendy Greater Los AngelesCalifornia city of West Hollywood. The series originally ran on Showtime from January 18, 2004 to March 8, 2009, and subsequently in syndication on Logo and through on-demand services. On July 11, 2017, it was announced a sequel season was in the works with Showtime. The show was created by executive producer Ilene Chaiken (born June 30, 1957). Chaiken has been married to LouAnne Brickhouse, a former executive at Disney, since 2013.

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


The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees added several new songs to The Grammy Hall Of Fame. Those included were David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”, Queen’s “A Night At The Opera”, Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like A Wheel” and Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me.

2021 finally admits to killing gay American college student nearly 35 years ago / LGBTQ NationAgainst his lawyers’ objections, a man admitted guilt in the murder of Scott Johnson, a crime authorities didn’t believe happened just five years ago… Barton Hanson reveals the lengths she was forced to take to ‘prove’ her bisexuality | Daily Mail OnlineThe Love Island star, 27, who shot to fame on Love Island in 2018, spoke to illustrator, writer, feminist social activist, and influencer Florence Given on her You Come First are obsessed with this ongoing saga of a lesbian couple’s cats holding their blender hostage / LGBTQ NationThe cats alternately fight, scheme and betray one another to sit on the blender’s box, like it’s a highly coveted cardboard throne… board reacts to months of anti-LGBT rhetoric | Education | kdhnews.comThe Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed the possibility of modifying the public comment portion of the meeting, following months of public comments from members of Temple-based’s LGBT Arc Could Fix One of Smallville’s Biggest SetbacksAfter the premiere of the CW’s Naomi, it’s clear this teen series has an LGBT arc to focus on that could fix one of Smallville’s biggest Center in Reading to hand out warm meals to those in need | Berks Regional News | wfmz.comThose in need can get a warm meal every third Wednesday of the month at the LGBT Center in birth resources in Philadelphia from a queer doula collective – On top of Philly newsThere are support groups, family meet-ups, and a growing resource couples face ‘discriminatory postcode lottery’ to access NHS fertility care | The IndependentCharity Stonewall said health leaders must “commit to providing equal access to fertility services” Catholic school board revives debate on LGBTQ inclusion with motion on Pride flag | CBC NewsThe Halton Catholic school community is about to revive a heated debate about whether to fly the Pride flag outside its schools less than a year after school board trustees voted against it.

anti Trans and anti LGBTQ puts anti trans twice.. and it points the issue of differing demographics with differing concerns to Another Year of Anti-Trans, Anti-LGBTQ LawmakingAn amplified repeat of last year’s anti-LGBTQ bills, particularly aimed at trans youth, is unfolding in state houses—alongside bills around bathroom bans and “religious freedom.” couples face ‘discriminatory postcode lottery’ to access NHS fertility care | The IndependentCharity Stonewall said health leaders must “commit to providing equal access to fertility services”

The Lest We Forget Community Veterans Committee, based in Summerside, PEI, will also receive $400,000 to improve the economic security of women and LGBTQ2 Veterans in PEI. They will develop a Veteran Success Centre to support Veterans through entrepreneurship and employability programs, employment support services, translation services, career counselling and mentoring services. PEI organizations receive federal funds to improve Veterans’ well-being/CNW/ – Today, the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Bobby Morrissey, Member of…

The claim is that Bill C-4 is broadly worded and could, in effect, ban biblical teachings on sexual ethics, and impact even personal communications on the subject.

Preachers are protesting the law at the pulpit, with 4,000 pastors affirming their opposition as well as willingness to speak out against it, Fox News reported.

Nina Notes: The Bible, pronounced Buy Bull – is a slave owner manual and not the source of morality and ethnics and belongs in the dustbin of history,000 Pastors Unite Against Canada’s New LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Law, Warn It Will ‘Criminalize Christianity’ | CBN NewsThousands of pastors across North America have reportedly come together to protest Bill C-4, a Canadian law that took effect Jan. 8 after reportedly being pushed through Parliament with little debate. The claim is that Bill C-4 is broadly worded and could, in effect, ban biblical teachings on sexual ethics, and impact even personal communications on the subject.

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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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