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01-20-1872 – 02-02-1957 Julia Morgan – Born in San Francisco, California. She was an American architect in California and designed more than 700 buildings in California, including Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. She was the first woman to be admitted to the architecture program in Paris and the first woman architect licensed in California. Morgan is also the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal, which she received posthumously in 2013. Little is known about her personal life, but she is thought to have been a lesbian. According to an article by Pat Craig, for the Mercury News, “there are many rumors about Morgan – from Paris paramours to secret lesbian tryst.” She kept a low profile, gave no interviews, and did not write about herself. She died at the age of 85 in 1957. In 2008, she was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

1899 — American Samoa is obtained by the United States. It has no law against sodomy, making it the only “free” jurisdiction of the United States.

1900, France – Actor Colin Clive (20 January 1900 – 25 June 1937)is born in Saint-Malo. Clive studied acting, and replaced Laurence Olivier in the stage play, Journey’s End, in 1927. James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957)was the director. The two struck up an intimate relationship, and Clive played the lead in Journey’s Endwhen it moved to the Savoy Theater in London in 1928. Clive was embraced by Whale’s theatrical friends including actress Elsa Lanchester. He followed Whale to New York City and Whale facilitated the casting of Clive in the movie version of the play. Journey’s End(1930) was Clive’s first of 18 feature films. Clive appeared on Broadway in Overture(1930-31). When the play closed, he went to London and starred with Elsa Lanchester in The Stronger Sex. Clive is perhaps best known for playing the role of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in the James Whale directed Frankenstein(1931) and in the Bride of Frankenstein(1935) with his friend Elsa Lanchester. Though Clive was gay, he married actress Jeanne de Casalis in 1929, but the marriage was one of convenience, and they separated a short time later. Clive was a member of the Brit ex-patriot actors in Hollywood including Lanchester, Karloff and Charles Laughton, and remained close with Whale. The actor struggled with his identity and suffered alcoholism and depression from an early age. His drinking became more and more problematic professionally. He often came to work drunk and passed out on the set. He was even fired from a starring role in a film when he suffered a breakdown. Clive’s final film was in 1937, The Woman I Love. Colin Clive died on June 25, 1937, of tuberculosis complicated by chronic alcoholism. He was 37 years old. Actress Mae Clarke, one of his leading ladies, said, “Colin was the handsomest man I ever saw and also the saddest.”

1909 — The Montana Supreme Court upholds the right of the state to prosecute attempts to commit sodomy under the general attempts statute.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-20-1944 – 06-17-1989 Pat Parker – Born in Houston, Texas. She was an African-American lesbian feminist poet. Parker began to identify as a lesbian 


in the late 1960s. In an interview with Anita Cornwell, she said that, “after my first relationship with a woman, I knew where I was going.” Parker was involved with the Black Panther Movement. In 1979 she toured with the Varied Voices of Black Women, a group of poets that included Linda Tillery, Mary Watkins, and Gwen Avery. Cheryl Clarke, another poet and peer, said Parker was a “lead voice and caller” in the world of lesbian poetry. Parker was also friends with Audre Lorde. They met in 1969 and continued to exchange letters and visits until Parker’s death in 1989. Parker died of breast cancer and was survived by her long-time partner Marty Dunham.

1946, Italy – Gianni Versace  (2 December 1946 – 15 July 1997), fashion designer is born. He was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, make-up, and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films. As a friend of Eric ClaptonDiana, Princess of WalesNaomi CampbellDuran DuranMadonnaElton JohnCherSting, and many other celebrities, he was one of the first designers to link fashion to the music world. Openly gay, Versace and his partner model and fashion designer Antonio D’Amico (born 20 January 1959) were regulars on the international party scene. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home at the age of 50 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan, who used the same gun to commit suicide on a houseboat eight days later. 

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 20, 1954

U.S. television’s first live coast-to-coast broadcast of a Presidential Inauguration address took place as Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed the office.

A television show was transmitted from the U.S. to Canada for the first time. The CBS Television production of “Studio One” was sent from WBEN-TV in Buffalo, New York to CBLT-TV in Toronto.

January 20, 1958

Disc jockeys at St. Louis radio station KWK gave every rock ‘n’ roll record in the station library a “farewell spin” before smashing them all to pieces. Station manager Robert T. Convey said rock ‘n’ roll had dominated the airwaves long enough and called the action “a simple weeding out of undesirable music.”


Capitol Records releases the original cast recording of “The Music Man”, which will occupy the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart for twelve weeks and remain in the Top 200 for a total of 245 weeks.

01-20-1959 Antonio D’Amico – Born in Mesagne, Italy. He is a model and 


fashion designer. D’Amico is best known as the life partner of Gianni Versace. He met Versace in 1982 and eventually began a long-term relationship that lasted 15 years, until Versace’s murder in 1997. During that time, he worked as designer for the Versace Sport line. He now runs his own fashion design company.

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


1960 – U.S. Court of Federal Claims overturns the Other Than Honorable discharge issued by the Air Force to Fannie Mae Clackum (June 10, 1929 – August 16, 2014)for her alleged homosexuality. This is the first known instance of a homosexuality-related discharge being successfully fought, although the case turned on due process issues and did not affect the military’s policy of excluding homosexuals from service. Fannie Mae Clackum and Grace Garner served as US Air Force Reservists in the late 1940s and early 1950s. When the Air Force suspected them of having a homosexual relationship, it arranged for a four-person overnight trip and motel stay. The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations used those events as the basis of a series of interrogations in April 1951. Clackum and Garner refused to accept the dishonorable discharges the Air Force offered them and demanded a court-martial. They were demoted from corporal to private, discharged in early 1952 and  spent eight years fighting their discharges in the US Court of Claims claiming denial of due process when denied courts-martial and discharged administratively. They prevailed in 1960 when the court invalidated the discharges and awarded them their back military pay for the remainder of their enlistment periods.

1963 — Earl Kade, a prisoner at the Ohio Penitentiary is killed by another prisoner because he had solicited him. The grand jury refuses to indict the killer for murder, stating that the willful killing of a non-violent person from behind bars was justifiable if the person had solicited.

1964 – Four gay men and lesbians picket a New York City lecture by a psychoanalyst espousing the model of homosexuality as a mental illness. The demonstrators are given ten minutes to make a rebuttal.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


1975 – Terrance McNally’s (born November 3, 1938)comedy The Ritzopens in New York. Cast member Rita Moreno wins a Tony Award for her performance as singer Googie Gomez. McNally is an American playwrightlibrettist, and screenwriter. He was partnered with Thomas Kirdahy (born 1963), a Broadway producer and a former civil rights attorney for not-for-profit AIDS organizations, following a civil union ceremony in Vermont on December 20, 2003. They subsequently married in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2010. In celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, they renewed their vows at New York City Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio officiating on June 26, 2015.

1977 — The Washington State Supreme Court upholds the firing of Wilson High School [Tacoma, WA] teacher James Gaylord for being gay after he joined The Dorian Society, a Seattle support group for gay men. The court agreed with a lower court that “A teacher’s efficiency is determined by his relationship with students, their parents, fellow teachers and school administrators. In all of these areas the continued employment of appellant after he became known as a homosexual would result, had he not been discharged, in confusion, suspicion, fear, expressed parental concern and pressure upon the administration from students, parents and fellow teachers, all of which would impair appellant’s efficiency as a teacher and injure the school.” Gaylord testified, “I quite frankly find it rather galling to have sat through the school board hearing and once again through this trial and hear administrators say that I’m a good teacher, I’ve been a very good teacher, and yet to be without a job, particularly when I see other people who still hold their jobs who haven’t read a book or turned out a new lesson plan or come up with anything creative in years.” In his dissent, Judge Dolliver said, “Historically, the private lives of teachers have been controlled by the school districts in many ways. There was a time when a teacher could be fired for a marriage, a divorce, or for the use of liquor or tobacco … Although the practice of firing teachers for these reasons has ceased, there are undoubtedly those who could speculate that any of these practices would have a detrimental effect on a teacher’s classroom efficiency as well as cause adverse community reaction. I find such speculation to be an unacceptable method for justifying the dismissal of a teacher who has a flawless record of excellence in his classroom performance.”


Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive“, a gay anthem for the ages, begins its 17-week climb up Billboard’s Top 40.

 Olivia Newton-John entered the Top 10 with “A Little More Love

Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 was #1 for a third week on the Album chart.

01-20-1979 Will Young – Born in Wokingham, United Kingdom. He is an English singer-songwriter and actor. In 2002 he won the British music contest 


Pop Idol making him the first winner of the Idol franchise. He has also acted in film, on stage, and in television. For his performance in the 2013 London revival of the musical Cabaret, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In March 2002, he publicly came out as gay, pre-empting a tabloid newspaper from outing him. He also stated that he had never hidden it and was comfortable with his sexual orientation.

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

1981: Ronald Reagan is inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

1983: Howard Cruse’s comic strip “Wendel” debuts as a regular feature in The Advocate.

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


Actress Barbara Stanwyck  (The Big Valley, The Colbys, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Double Indemnity, Meet John Doe, The Lady Eve, Walk on the Wild Side, Titanic, Christmas in Connecticut, Stella Dallas, Roustabout, The Great Man’s Lady, Executive Suite, Sorry Wrong Number, Golden Boy, Annie Oakley, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Cattle Queen of Montana, Union Pacific) died of heart failure at 82.

1993 – Melissa Etheredge (born May 29, 1961)comes out as lesbian at the Triangle Ball, an LGBT-focused celebration of President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. She is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she made a return to the stage and, although bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song “Piece of My Heart.” Etheridge had a long-term partnership withfilmmaker Julie Cypher(born August 24, 1964)and their relationship received coverage in The Advocate, when an interview with editor Judy Wieder done in Amsterdam, “The Great Dyke Hope,” was released in July 1994. In 2002, Etheridge began dating actress Tammy Lynn Michaels(November 26, 1974).The two had a commitment ceremony on September 20, 2003. Etheridge married actress Linda Wallem (born May 29, 1961)on May 31, 2014 in San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, two days after they both turned 53.

1994 – Transgender Terrie Ladwig  (April 13, 1966 – December 2, 1994), born in the Philippine, is killed. She was married to Steven Ladwig in July 1994. Steven considered his wife, who was born Larry Earl Thompson Jr., female. She was preparing to have gender-reassignment surgery. Her murder remains unsolved.

1995 – Albania decriminalizes same sex acts.


Whitney Houston had spent eight weeks at #2 with “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” while Madonna collected her 36th career hit with “You’ll See”.

 The “Waiting to Exhale” Soundtrack moved to #1 on the Album chart.

1997 – David Cantania (born January 16, 1968) becomes the first openly gay person to be elected to the Washington DC city council. He is an American independent politician and lawyer from Washington, D.C. He was formerly an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia, which he gave up to pursue an unsuccessful run in the 2014 mayoral election. Catania was the first openly gay member of the D.C. Council and one of a small number of openly gay Republican office-holders. This led to a conflict within his party when President George W. Bush spoke in favor of an amendment to the United States Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Catania opposed the amendment and became a vocal opponent of Bush’s 2004 re-election. In response, the District of Columbia Republican Committee decertified him as a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention. Catania announced his endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate, John Kerry, one week prior to the convention. In September 2004, Catania left the party and became an independent, citing his displeasure with its direction on urban and social issues. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2010 as an independent. He now works as a lawyer at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, where he focuses his practice on healthcare, government law and strategy, and public policy. Catania married floral designer Bill Enright on August 5, 2017. They live in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

1998, India – Over 200 right-wing activists, called Shiv Sainiks, storm two theaters and force managers to suspend the screening of Toronto director Deepa Mehta’s internationally acclaimed film Fire, the first Indian film to focus on a lesbian relationship. Fire is a 1996 Indian-Canadian romantic drama written and directed by Deepa Mehta, and starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first installment of Mehta’s Elements trilogy; it is succeeded by Earth (1998) and Water (2005). The film is loosely based on Ismat Chughtai‘s 1942 story, Lihaaf (The Quilt). It was one of the first mainstream Bollywood films to explicitly show homosexual relations. After its 1998 release in India, certain groups staged several protests, setting off a flurry of public dialogue around issues such as homosexuality and freedom of speech. On December 2nd, more than 200 Shiv Sanaiks stormed a Cinemax theatre in suburban Goregaon in Mumbai, smashing glass panes, burning posters and shouting slogans. They compelled managers to refund tickets to moviegoers. On December 3rd, a Regal theatre in Delhi was similarly stormed. When attackers attempted to shut down a screening in Calcutta, however, ushers and audience fought back and the movie stayed open. Twenty-nine people were arrested in Mumbai in connection with these incidents.

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

2009 – The Lesbian and Gay Band Associationis the first LGBT-represented contingent marching in a U.S. presidential inaugural parade. The parade on January 20 was in celebration of Barack Obama‘s incoming administration.

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

2013 – This is the first official day that LGBTQ couples in Hawaii, both residents as well as tourists, may marry in the Aloha State

LGBTQ2 Blogger Notes, Hawaii was almost the first USA State in the 1990s, and Canada would have been the first nations with the Charter of Rights in the 1980s ,but as in most things, religion is why we do not have nice things, eh

2016The four members of ABBA, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus, were together again for the opening of Bjorn’s new Mama Mia restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the first time all four were photographed together since the premiere of the movie Mama Mia in London in 2008.


Out CNN anchor Don Lemon called Sinema out as one of “the biggest hypocrites on the planet” for tweeting in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day while simultaneously preventing efforts to rollback Republican attempts to prevent people of color from voting.

“And you’re supposed to be a Democrat who espouses to the ideals of Dr. King. That’s bullshit. That’s BS,” he said. “And you should be ashamed of yourself. You are a hypocrite.” LGBTQ orgs yank endorsements of Kyrsten Sinema as bisexual Senator dooms LGBTQ civil rights? / LGBTQ NationThe bisexual Senator has said she doesn’t remember famously coming out on the statehouse floor and is holding LGBTQ civil rights legislation hostage. Will advocacy groups continue to support her? The answer was a resounding maybe…

I could forgive the sexual experimentation. After all, he hasn’t cheated, and it happened before we met.

What hurts is that he has lied to me about who he is. We’ve talked about past relationships and who we find attractive many times. Not once has he mentioned liking other men.

He’s known he’s bi for most of his life — since he was 14 — and never told anybody before because he felt confused and ashamed. husband says he’s bisexual – how can I ever trust him again?DEAR DEIDRE: MY husband has just come out to me as bisexual. I feel like he’s been lying to me throughout our entire relationship and I don’t know who he is anymore. I’m 40 and he’s 42. We’ve been …’m a Celebrity: Bisexual Maria Thattil hints she hasn’t had a relationship with a woman | Daily Mail Online‘I haven’t had the same sexual and emotional relationships with men and women, but it’s something you inherently know in yourself,’ she said of her sexual groups react to bisexual 8-y-o on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ | Entertainment NewsMainstream media is raving about an 8-year-old boy coming out as bisexual on the popular television series “Law & Order: SVU,” but Christian organizations that specialize in entertainment believe that the development is “disappointing.” confirms men with older brothers are more likely to be gay, suggesting same-sex attraction has a biological basisEvidence suggests the development of a person’s sexuality begins before they are

why do any adults want to be in an international pedophile group? Catholics refuse to give up on a church that too often gave up on them | National Catholic ReporterI will admit to pinching myself over Pope Francis’ recent correspondence with New Ways Ministry co-founder Loretto Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Ne…‘Second-class citizens’? Namibia rules against gay couples | ReutersNamibia’s High Court ruled on Thursday against two gay couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with the judge saying she agreed with them but was bound by the nation’s prohibition of same-sex couple ban gay man and his partner from buying their dream £650,000 over sexuality | Daily Mail OnlineLuke Whitehouse, 34, and Lachlan Mantell, 37, were told by the owners of their desired property Luke Main, 33, and his wife Dr Joanna Brunker, 34, that they wouldn’t sell to ‘two men in a partnership’‘I was dismissed from the Navy for being gay’ – BBC NewsChris Ferguson says he was left suicidal after his career in the armed forced ended in Gaga and Salma Hayek Tried to Lesbian Together in “House of Gucci”Candace Parker’s TED Talk, Kristin Stewart’s trick of being invisible, Yellowjackets Yellowjackets Yellowjackets, and more! lesbian couple tortured, raped and dismembered because they were gayA lesbian couple from Texas have been tortured, murdered and dismembered in Mexico, before being dumped on the street in rubbish Center of Greater Reading holds first ‘Warm Meal Wednesday’ | Berks Regional News |‘We’re playing our small role here, our small part, in hopefully providing a warm meal out there for someone who needs it.’

time to separate sexual orientation and gender because trans are special rights and at odds with sexual orientation rights and women’s rights Lawmakers, Activists Push Back Against Anti-LGBT Bills | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender so who sings the ‘rolling with the LGBT’ song that’s all over TikTok right now?I am never not rolling with the LGBT

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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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