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LGBTQ2 for January 21

BCE to The Suffragettes

01-21-1885 – 05-08-1978 Duncan Grant – Born in Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, 

Scotland. He was a British painter and designer of textiles, pottery, theatre sets, and costumes. Grant was a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Although he was gay, he had a relationship with Vanessa Bell and they had a daughter. Grant continued to live with Bell for more than 40 years, their relationship one of friendship, respect, and creativity. They often painted in the same studio, praising and critiquing each other’s work. While living with Bell, Grant had many affairs with men, including the writer and publisher, David Garett, who ended up married to Grant and Bell’s daughter, Angelica. Other affairs included the writer Lytton Strachey, politician Arthur Hobhouse, and the economist John Maynard Keynes. In Grant’s later years, his lover, the poet Paul Roche, whom he had known since 1946, took care of him until his death in 1978.

01-21-1895 – 03-23-1972 Cristóbal Balenciaga – Born in Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain. He was a gay Spanish Basque fashion designer and founder of the Balenciaga fashion house. His business partner and greatest love was Vladzio 


Zawrorowski d’Attainville, who died in 1948. Balenciaga was successful during his early career as a designer in Spain. It was his designs in the post-war years that showed the full scale of the inventiveness of a highly original designer. In 1951, he  transformed the silhouette, broadening of the shoulder, and removing the waist. In 1955, he designed the tunic dress, which later developed into the chemise dress of 1957. And eventually, in 1959, his work culminated in the Empire line, with high-waisted dresses and coats cut like kimonos. He was one of the few couturiers in fashion history who could use their own hands to draw, cut, and sew the designs which symbolized the height of his artistry.

1903 –New York police conduct the first recorded raid on a gay bathhouse, the Ariston Hotel Baths. Twenty-six men are arrested and 12 brought to trial on sodomy charges. Seven men received sentences ranging from 4 to 20 years in prison

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-21-1952 – 02-21-1998 Penny Severns – Born in Decatur, Illinois. She was a member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 51st Senate District from 


1987 until her death in 1998. She was viewed as an advocate for working families, breast cancer awareness, and who helped in the preservation of the Dana-Thomas House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright. In late 1993, Severns was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time of her death, she was in a relationship with journalist Terry Mutchler. Due to the stigma against same-sex relationships at the time, they kept their relationship a secret. In November 2014, Mutchler wrote a book about her relationship with Severns, titled Under This Beautiful Dome.

01-21-1953   Rick Welts – Born in Seattle, Washington. He is an American sports executive, serving as the President and Chief Operating Officer for 

the Golden State Warriors basketball association. On May 15, 2011, Welts publicly came out as gay in an interview with The New York Times. He is the first prominent American sports executive to come out. He is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. On January 10, 2020, Welts married Todd Gage, his partner of nine years, at San Francisco City Hall. The ceremony was officiated by Mayor London Breed.

January 21, 1955

In Pink Jacket and Pink Pants, Elvis performed at the National Guard Armory, Sikeston, Missouri.J.E & Maxine Brown performed too.

Elvis Presley, Fashion King — The Dark Side | ElvisBlog

January 21, 1959

The Kingston Trio, one of the foremost groups behind the Folk music craze, receive their first Gold record for “Tom Dooley”, a song based on the 1866 murder of a woman named Laura Foster in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

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

1966: Time magazine publishes an unsigned two-page article, “The Homosexual in America” which includes statements such as “Homosexuality is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life”

01-21-1968 – 01-26-2001 Diane Whipple – Born in Princeton, New Jersey. She was a lacrosse player and coach at Saint Mary’s College of California, who is best known as the victim of a fatal dog attack in San Francisco in January 2001. The dogs involved were two Presa Canario dogs owned by neighbors 


living in the same apartment building. In March 2001, a grand jury indicted Knoller and Noel (owners of the dogs). The jury found both Noel and Knoller guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and found Knoller guilty of second-degree murder. After their convictions in 2002, the State Bar of California suspended their law licenses. Noel was disbarred in February 2007. Knoller is serving her sentence (15 years to life) in Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla. At the time of her death, Whipple lived with her domestic partner of six years, Sharon Smith. Smith also succeeded in suing Knoller and Noel for $1,500,000 in civil damages. She donated some of the money to Saint Mary’s College of California to fund the women’s lacrosse team.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

January 21, 1975

Olivia Newton-John released the single “Have You Never Been Mellow”.


 Queen was #8 on the USAS charts with stadium pleaser: “We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions”,

 Both the movie and Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” were all the rage, and on this date the album rose from 10 to 1.  It would dominate the chart throughout the spring and at various times in the Rock Era, has been the #1 seller of all-time.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Heteros were copying gay clubs, then discover ended at a baseball game and the world learned of AIDS

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

1989 — Jazz artist Billy Tipton (December 29, 1914 – January 21, 1989) dies at age 74 of an ulcer. He was an American jazz musician and bandleader. Tipton was  assigned female at birth but lived as a male from age 19. He married five times and adopted three sons. Early in his career, Tipton presented as a male only professionally, continuing to present as a woman otherwise. He spent those early years living with a woman named Non Earl Harrell, in a relationship that other musicians thought of as lesbian. The relationship ended in 1942.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: There is some evidence to suggest Tipton was not a lesbian and partners were unaware Tipton was not male. At the time this news story broke, the widow claimed/stated to not know.

1987 Aretha Franklin – the 1st woman – at the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards, held in New York City along with The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin GayeBill Haley, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky NelsonRoy OrbisonCarl PerkinsSmokey Robinson, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams and Jackie Wilson.

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


Melissa Etheridge jumped to #8 with “I’m The Only One” on the USA Charts.

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


As the third season of American Idol was aired on US TV a memo was leaked showing a list of songs banned from being performed at this year’s auditions that included, Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ and ‘Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. Also all songs by Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, R. Kelly, Tom Petty, Korn and Linkin Park were not allowed after concerns over the cost of securing rights for the song’s use, (or the composers not wanting their song’s to be performed on the show).

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

01-21-2013 History is made. Obama becomes the first President to mention the gay rights struggle in Inauguration Speech. Obama mentioned Stonewall and said, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” The Lesbian and Gay Band Association performs during the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Obama was also the first President of the USA to say Atheists were Americans too, eh.

01-21-2015 History is made with President Obama’s State of the Union Speech. Transgender individuals are recognized for the first time ever in a State of the Union Speech. And President Obama declared that same-sex marriage is a “Civil Right.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes “Same-Sex Marriage” was the phrase of those oppossed to invoked gay male anal sex disgust, which they fixate on – and the phrase “same gender Marriage” or preferably, “marriage” or “marriage equality” if there was a need for a phrase for equal access under the law – given it was each demographic was permitted to vote, not white hetero men vote an all others cast ballots for the same action . “Same Gender Marriage” allowed couples to use the same phrase regardless of gender and define as distinct from heterosexual marriage where women are property to produce offspring for inheritance/contractual matrimony. And where gay men and lesbians were denied marriage owing to non-procreative sex.


More than one million people rallied at women’s marches in Washington, DC and cities around the U.S. to send newly-elected President Donald Trump the message that they will not let his agenda go unchallenged. Hundreds of thousands of others in cities throughout the world joined in the protest.

2018 – Helen Grace James (born 1928) grew up in Pennsylvania  and enlisted in the Air Force in 1952. She had a fine service record and was promoted to Airman 2nd Class.But when she was stationed at Roslyn Air Force Base on Long Island, Airman James came under investigation by the Office of Special Investigation. One night in the winter of 1955, during The Lavender Scare, she sat with a friend in her car to eat sandwiches when an officer shined a blinding light into her eyes and took her into custody. She was later interrogated for hours. Investigators told Helen Grace James that if she didn’t sign a statement they put in front of her, they would tell her family she was gay.Helen Grace James signed. She was discharged as “undesirable.”Now, 60 years later Helen Grace James has received her honorable discharge this week after decades of fighting the government for recognition. “I’m still trying to process it,” she told NBC. “It was both joy and shock. It was really true. It was really going to be an ‘honorable discharge. The Air Force recognizes me as a full person in the military,” she said, having done “my job helping to take care of the country I love.”


bronze age and the original of the abrahamic trilogy: jewish/christian/muslim – the same one religion, differing centuries of application, and your choice of limited and literal select text passages or endless debate of meaning and metaphor

of scrolls with a porn fixation and owing others

that predicts nothing about the universe and missed much of what was knowable in the era they were scribbled.

the sacred texts: early propaganda, poetry and porn‘Traditionally Jewish, but Also Extremely Queer’ – The New York TimesAfter meeting during a retreat for Jewish activists, Frankie Sandmel and Elaina Marshalek deepened their bond at a Queer Talmud

does not matter – do not copy the heterosexuals

religion is bronze age morality, and belongs in the dustbin of history

The Agoraphobic Philosopher – Blasphemy is Duty where Not Punishable by Death‘Quiet fabulosity’: remote New Zealand church gets pink makeover to celebrate queer community | New Zealand | The GuardianSam Duckor-Jones has transformed an unused church into what he hopes will be a place for rural queerness to recent queer books that untangle what family means today – The Globe and MailThese five queer books contain some helpful lessons for whatever your family might look Williams showed support for his LGBTQ friends during Pride Night – OutsportsThe Celtics forward says he tries to use his platform to empower the LGBTQ community whenever

there needs to be a trans category in sports ‘Building Equality’ for LGBTQ people, according to new report | Wisconsin Public RadioAccording to a new Human Rights Campaign Foundation report on LGBTQ-centric laws across the United States, Wisconsin is “Building Equality” going into 2022. The report comes as Wisconsin Republicans push new legislation to ban transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming students deserve a voice. Here’s how education reporters cover them. – PoynterAbout 10% of 13-to-17-year-olds in the U.S. identify as LGBT. How do journalists center them in coverage?

education, sports, workplace, the public square are where human rights apply

dating is for sexual selection and human rights do not apply, other than to have no barrier to law for any persons qualified to marry to do so to another of their own choice. and multiple persons, where geographic law – and religion allows. dating ban at BYU probed in federal investigationThe U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil-rights investigation into how LGBTQ students are disciplined at Brigham Young University, a private religious

heterosexual women and LGBTQ2 are not the same category nor demographic

and L G B T are differing demographics and subcultures, which have intersectionality with ethnicity and commonality with hetero women to the degree that hetero males are the threat to all demographics deemed vulnerable look at uncommon university jobs, Women’s and LGBT centers begin virtually and more – The PostThe independent voice of Athens and Ohio

how about don’t? as in do not.

religion belongs in the dustbin of history and is why we do not have nice things.

religion is a poor idea propped up by threats of violence. from Notre Dame on ministering to L.G.B.T. students | America MagazineA campus minister at Notre Dame has a message for gay students: We can challenge one another without thinking that disagreement is moral failure, bigotry or Brotherhood of Bears Flourishes Despite Russia’s Anti-LGBT AgendaBEARsBURG brings together men who reject effeminate stereotypes of queerness and organizes group trips to the banya, café meet-ups, walking tours and film of Disgrace: Poland’s ultranationalists target LGBT people | CBC RadioUltranationalism requires an enemy. In Poland, that means sexual minorities. Municipalities across the country are passing anti-LGBT measures. But activists are fighting back, despite the legal odds and the physical on Sinema: LGBTQ groups divided over rebuke of bisexual senatorLGBTQ advocacy groups have been split in their response to Sen. Krysten Sinema’s refusal to amend the Senate couple murdered is protested by LGBT and feminist activistsThe murder and dismemberment of a lesbian couple in Valle de Juarez was protested outside the offices of the Attorney General’s office in Nyanzi, Ugandan LGBT ally, flees for safety to Germany – Erasing 76 CrimesUgandan LGBT ally and academic scholar Dr Stella Nyanzi has fled to Germany with her children over fears of government persecution, arrest and

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – January 21 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-january-21
Jan 21, 2018 — Today in LGBT History – January 21 · From New York to Seattle, millions of people marched yesterday and millions more will march today. · Learning …

The Lavender Effect

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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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