BCE to The Suffragettes
Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premiered in Rome.
1901 – New York Times reports story of FTM politician Murray H. Hall (1841 – January 16, 1901). Murray lives as a male for decades, married women twice, and was found to be female-bodied only after he died of breast cancer.Murray Hall was a New York City bail bondsman and Tammany Hall politician. The headline reads: “Murray Hall Fooled Many Shrewd Men – How for Years She Masqueraded in Male Attire – Had Married Two Women.”
1921 – Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer best known for her psychological thrillers, including her series of five novels based on the character of Tom Ripley. She wrote 22 novels and numerous short stories throughout her career, and her work has led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her writing derived influence from existentialist literature, and questioned notions of identity and popular morality. She was dubbed “the poet of apprehension” by novelist Graham Greene. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. Her 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley has been adapted numerous times for film, theatre, and radio. Writing under the pseudonym “Claire Morgan,” Highsmith published the first lesbian novelwith a happy ending, The Price of Salt, republished 38 years later as Carol under her own name and later adapted into a 2015 film. She was considered by some as “a lesbian with a misogynist streak.” As an adult, Patricia Highsmith’s sexual relationships were predominantly with women. In 1943, Highsmith had an affair with artist Allela Cornell who, despondent over unrequited love from another woman, committed suicide in 1946 by drinking nitric acid. Ann Smith, a painter and designer with a previous métier as a Vogue fashion model, and the two became involved. In early September 1951, she began an affair with sociologist Ellen Blumenthal Hill, traveling back and forth to Europe to meet with her. Between 1959 and 1961, Highsmith was in love with author Marijane Meaker. Meaker wrote lesbian stories under the pseudonym “Ann Aldrich” and mystery/suspense fiction as “Vin Packer,” and later wrote young adult fiction as “M.E. Kerr. An intensely private person, Highsmith was remarkably open and outspoken about her sexuality. She told Meaker: “the only difference between us and heterosexuals is what we do in bed.” Patricia Highsmith, aged 74, died on February 4, 1995.
01-19-1929 – 04-13-2012 Joan Hannan (born Georgia Joan Waldor) – Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the drummer in the movie Some Like It Hot.
She started playing the drums at the age of eight. In 1947 she toured around the world during peace time with the USO entertaining the troops after WWII. She was the owner of the lesbian bar “Joani Presents” in North Hollywood during the 1960s and 1970s. She passed away in 2012 and was survived by her partner of 24 years, Marion Cain.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1943 – Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)is born in Port Arthur, Texas. She was an American rock singer and songwriter and one of the biggest female rock stars of her era.Bisexual, she did her best to sleep with as many people as she could in the 1960s. The official cause of death was a heroin overdose, possibly compounded by alcohol. On August 8, 2014, the United States Postal Service revealed a commemorative stamp honoring Janis Joplin, as part of its Music Icons Forever Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park.[
01-19-1946 Dolly Parton – Born in Sevier County, Tennessee. She is an
American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian. Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. In 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton is a vocal support of LGBT rights and hosted “Gay Day” at her theme park, Dollywood.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Ratings revealed that 71.7% of all American televisions were tuned to the CBS sitcom “I Love Lucy,” as the character Lucy Ricardo gave birth to a baby boy on the program.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Lesley Gore appears as Catwoman’s sidekick, Pussycat, on ABC-TV’s Batman.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1974, Canada – A Lesbian Conference is organized by Gay Women’s Collective and held at the Montreal Women’s Center. The small group of women who take part agree to hold a major conference for lesbians in North America the following year.
on the USA song charts, #9 Olivia Newton-John remained at #9 with “Let Me Be There” on the LP Chart, dropping to #4 Elton John with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
01-19-1974 Zhou Dan – Born in China, place unknown. He is a Chinese lawyer, scholar, and lgbt activist in China. He is out and a leading voice for rights of gay and
lesbian people in mainland China. He also fights for rights of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in China. In April 2003 he founded the Shanghai Hotline for Sexual Minorities. Zhou was profiled in the May 2005 issue of Tetu, a French gay and lesbian magazine, and in June 27, 2005, TIME Magazine.
01-19-1975 Natalie Cook – Born in Townsville, Australia. She is an Australian professional beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medalist. She became
the first woman to compete in five Olympic Games. Cook currently resides in Brisbane and is married to fellow beach volleyballer Sarah Maxwell. In addition to her sporting career, Cook tours on the public speaking circuit and has launched her own beach volleyball-related business, Sandstorm.
1976 – Campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey becomes one of the first nationally known politicians to endorse gay and lesbian rights.
1976: The Vatican calls homosexuality “a serious depravity” that “can in no case be approved of” in its newly released “Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
“Brass In Pocket” by the Pretenders was the new #1 song in the U.K.
01-19-1980 Luke Macfarlane – Born in London, Canada. He is a Canadian actor and musician. He was one of the four leads in Juvenilia at the
Playwrights Horizons Theater in 2003. He played the lead role in the American premiere of the play Where Do We Live, staged at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004. The production was cited by the 2005 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and Off-Broadway. On television, Macfarlane is best known for his role as Scotty Wandell on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters. He was the lead singer and a songwriter for the band Fellow Nameless. Macfarlane came out as gay during an interview with The Globe and Mail on April 15, 2008.
On the syndicated “Helen Gurley Brown Show”, the host (and Cosmopolitan editor) asks National Gay Task Force director Lucia Valeska, “Is it true that gay people are sexier than non-gay people?”
01-19-1982 Pete Buttigieg – Born in South Bend, Indiana. He is an American politician. He became mayor of South Bend, Indiana on January 1, 2012. He is
the youngest mayor to take office of a U.S. city with at least 100,000 residents. Buttigieg was elected for a second term with over 80% of the vote on November 3, 2015. On June 16, 2015, he announced in an essay that he is gay. He is the first out gay executive in Indiana. On April 14, 2019, Buttigieg launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. President Biden named Buttigieg as his nominee for Secretary of Transportation and he was confirmed on February 2, 2021, making him the first openly gay Cabinet secretary in U.S. history.
On the USA song charts Madonna ruled #1 for a fifth week with “Like A Virgin”. #7 Pat Benatar with “We Belong”, and Wham! was up from 20 to 10 with “Careless Whisper”.
Bruce Springsteen had spent four weeks at #1 way back in July with Born in the U.S.A. when the album was first released. Prince’s Purple Rain took over on August 4 and spent the next 23 weeks at #1 until January 12, 1985.
Falco released the single ‘Rock Me Amadeus”.
01-19-1987 Jeka Jane (b. Jessica Jane Kalotkin) – Born in California, place unknown.
She is a professional dancer and instructor. She is an out lesbian and married her longtime girlfriend, Disney actress, Mollee Gray in September, 2017. Photo is of Jane, on the left, and her wife on the right.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1993An inaugural concert was held at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland to honor U.S. President-elect Bill Clinton. Aretha Franklin sang “I Have A Dream” and Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform “Don’t Stop,” which the Clinton campaign had used as a theme song. Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Trisha Yearwood, Judy Collins, Chuck Berry, Michael Bolton, Little Richard, Bill Cosby, Chevy Chase, James Earl Jones and Jack Lemmon also appeared.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Elton John, John Lennon, Rod Stewart, the Animals, the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and the Band.
01-19-1995 French Twist – On this day the 1995 French comedy film was released in the US. It was written, starred and directed by Josiane Balasko and also starred Victoria Abril and Alain Chabat. A film only the French could do.
The film also has a dubbed version in English, a rarity for French films. Josiane Balasko called making a film involving lesbianism “a difficult challenge, since all I had as reference on the subject were movies made mostly by men about men; male homosexuality has been shown on the screen thoroughly, unlike lesbianism, which has been kept silent and taboo.” The film has a great music score.
Madonna won a Golden Globe award for Best Actress for her role in Evita.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001 – Chief Seattle Boy Scout Council agrees to allow the Garfield High School Outdoor Program – one of the largest troops in Washington State – to change its status from “Venture Crew” to “Explorer Post.” Venture Crews are co-ed troops for high school aged people and, as part of the main body of the Boy Scouts of America, they discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religion. Explorer Posts, in contrast, are part of the Boy Scouts’ Learning for Life Program. They do not have a policy of shunning young people or leaders who are atheists or gay. Student activism pays off.
01-19-2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch is released in the USA at the Sundance Film Festival. The American musical comedy-drama film is based on
the stage musical of the same name about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The film was adapted and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, who also portrayed the title role. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The film won the Best Director and Audience Awards at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival as well as Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review. Mitchell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and the Premiere magazine “Performance of the Year Award.”
Aretha Franklin gave a rousing performance of Samuel F. Smith’s “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company agreed to pay nearly $1 million in damages to 36 phone-hacking victims, including actor Jude Law and former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
2014Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th UK No.1 album with High Hopes, putting him ahead of the likes of Abba, David Bowie and Michael Jackson. The achievement puts him on level pegging with The Rolling Stones and U2, who also have 10 UK No.1’s. The Beatles lead the way, with 15, followed by Madonna on 12, while Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams both had 11 each.
no religion should be tax exempt
https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/peach-prc-feels-so-welcomed-by-the-lesbian-community-since-coming-out/Peach PRC feels “so welcomed by the lesbian community” since coming outPeach PRC came out as a lesbian on TikTok after posting a viral video teasing a new song titled God is a Freak.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17376854/lesbian-couple-dead-rubbish-bags-road-mexico/US lesbian couple with three young kids are ‘slaughtered & their dismembered body parts found in bags on Mexico road’THE dismembered body parts of a lesbian couple who had three young kids have been discovered in plastic bags by the side of the road in Mexico. The couple, who lived in Texas, has been identified a…www.thesun.co.uk
https://kotaku.com/meet-the-lesbian-skip-an-essential-deltarune-speedru-1848380794Explaining The Deltarune Speedrun Tactic Called ‘Lesbian Skip’A Deltarune speedrunning tactic called the Lesbian Skip made an appearance during AGDCkotaku.com
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10417391/Review-launched-treatment-LGBT-veterans-stripped-military-jobs-medals.htmlReview launched into the treatment of LGBT veterans who were stripped of military jobs and medals | Daily Mail OnlineCraig Jones, co-director of LGBT charity Fighting With Pride, welcomed the Cabinet Office’s review into the treatment of LGBT veterans expunged from the military, but called the delay a ‘national disgrace’.www.dailymail.co.uk
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-60052536LGBT military ban: ‘I was marched off RAF base for being gay’ – BBC NewsA man who was discharged from the military for being gay tells how it inspired his fight for change.www.bbc.com
https://www.gbnews.uk/news/lgbt-couples-face-discriminatory-postcode-lottery-to-access-nhs-fertility-care/208602LGBT couples face ‘discriminatory postcode lottery’ to access NHS fertility careStonewall said fertility treatment costs for some same-sex couples can reach £25,000, while some opposite-sex couples get free care.www.gbnews.uk
https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/nj-lgbt-chamber-rebrands-new-jersey-pride-chamber-commerce/NJ LGBT CHAMBER REBRANDS TO NEW JERSEY PRIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – Insider NJNJ LGBT CHAMBER REBRANDS TO NEW JERSEY PRIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The only chamber to serve the LGBTQ+ business community statewide, and its corporate allies, has rebranded to usher in the organization’s next chapter as it becomes the fastest growing organization for professionals within the state. (January 18, 2022) – WAYNE, NJ – The New[…]www.insidernj.com
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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.