BCE to The Suffragettes
1886 – Serbian Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) is issued nearly 300 patents in the US for his ground-breaking career focusing on electricity. He was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current(AC) electricity supply system. Likely asexual, Tesla never married, explaining that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities. Tesla chose to never pursue or engage in any known relationships, instead finding all the stimulation he needed in his work.
01-26-1908 – 07-28-1990 Jill Esmond – Born in London, England. She was an English stage and screen actress. Esmond was the first wife of Laurence Olivier. They were married from 1930 to 1940. The couple had one son. Esmond made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Skin Game (1931). She also appeared in two Broadway plays, Private Lives (1931) and The Green Bay Tree (1933). Olivier stated, “The marriage was a pretty crass mistake. She had admitted to me that she was in love elsewhere and could never love me as completely as I would wish.” Esmond was a lesbian and because it was socially unacceptable in her lifetime, it was rarely mentioned. After divorcing Olivier, she lived the rest of her life with another woman.
The Richard Strauss opera “Der Rosenkavalier” premiered in Dresden, Germany.
January 26, 1934
In New York City, the Apollo Theater opened as a “Negro vaudeville theater,”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
01-26-1943 Susan Griffin – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is
an eco-feminist author. She describes her work as “draw[ing] connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and trac[ing] the causes of war to denial in both private and public life.” In addition to her many published writings, Griffin co-wrote and narrated the award-winning 1990 documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties. She is an out lesbian.
01-26-1944 Angela Davis – Born in Birmingham, Alabama. She is an American political activist, academic scholar, and author.
During the 1960s, she was a prominent counterculture activist leader. One of her prime interests is to abolish the prison-industrial complex. From 1969 to 1991, she was a member of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party. Now retired, she was a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Davis was prosecuted for conspiracy involving the 1970 armed take-over of a Marin County, California courtroom. She was aquitted by an all white jury on June 4, 1972. She had spent sixteen months incarcerated. Davis is a supporter of Black Lives Matter. She was a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington on January, 21, 2017. She is an out lesbian. As of 2020, Davis is living with her life partner Gina Dent, a fellow humanities scholar and intersectional feminist researcher at UC Santa Cruz. In 2020, she was listed as the 1971 “Woman of the Year” in Time magazine’s “100 Women of the Year” edition, which selected iconic women over the 100 years since women’s suffrage in the United States of America from 1920. In 2020, she was included on Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
January 26, 1957
Little Richard’s single “The Girl Can’t Help It,” from the Jayne Mansfield film of the same name charted on its way to #49 pop and #7 R&B. At the same time, Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” peaked at #3 in England. By now Richard had already appeared in three rock ‘n’ roll films: Don’t Knock the Rock with Bill Haley, The Girl Can’t Help It, and Alan Freed’s Mr. Rock & Roll.
January 26, 1958
Little Richard entered Oakwood Theological College in Huntsville, Alabama, where he was ordained as a Seventh Day Adventist Minister.
01-26-1958 Ellen DeGeneres – Born in Metairie, Louisiana. She is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and television producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her
syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. Her stand up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, who likened her to Bob Newhart, and invited her for an onscreen chat after her set. She was the first comedienne invited by Johnny Carson to join him, a national, and the most influential endorsement available at the time for comics. She won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, for the voice of Dory in the animated film Finding Nemo. This was the first time an actress won a Saturn award for a voice performance. During the forth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out publicly as lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2008, she married her long-time girlfriend Portia de Rossi. DeGeneres has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys. She has authored three books, and started her own record company, Eleveneleven. She has won 13 Emmys, 14 People’s Choice Awards, and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts. When Ellen came out as a lesbian in 1997, the media coverage stunted her professional career and left her “mired in depression”. In her book Love, Ellen, her mother, Betty DeGeneres describes being initially shocked, but has become one of her strongest supporters; she is also an active member of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project. Both Ellen and Portia are vegans and are “big animal lovers”. In 2009, PETA named her their “Woman of the Year”. In November 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named her a Special envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. On December 3, 2011, Ellen opened the show at the
David Lynch Foundation’s 3rd annual “Change Begins Within” gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to raise funds to bring Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations suffering from epidemic levels of chronic street and stress-related disorders. She says: “TM is the only time I have that stillness…it gives me a peaceful feeling, and I love it so much. I can’t say enough good things about it. All the benefits that you can achieve from sitting still and going within – it really is a beautiful experience.” In 2014, she was named the 46th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. On November 23, 2016, Ellen received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Bishop Burke of the Buffalo, New York Catholic Diocese bans the Twist, in any form, from all of his school’s functions.
01-26-1963 — 03-09-1995 Scott Amedure – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an American murder victim. On March 6, 1995, during a taping of The Jenny Jones Show (a television talk show), Amedure revealed that he was attracted to an acquaintance, Jonathan Schmitz (born July 18, 1970) who lived near him in Lake Orion, Michigan. Until the taping, Schmitz didn’t know who would be revealed as his secret admirer. During the segment,
Amedure was encouraged by Jones to share his fantasies about Schmitz, after which Schmitz was brought onstage. In response to Amedure’s disclosure, Schmitz laughed, then stated that he was “definitely heterosexual.” Three days later, Schmitz confronted Amedure and shot him twice in the chest. At the murder trial, a friend of Amedure’s stated that Amedure and Schmitz went out drinking together after the taping and an alleged sexual encounter occurred. Three days later, Amedure left a “suggestive” note at Schmitz’s house.After finding the note, Schmitz withdrew money from a bank, purchased a shotgun, and then went to Amedure’s mobile home. He then asked Amedure if he was the one that left the note. According to court documents, Amedure responded with a smile. Schmitz then returned to his car, got his gun, and returned to Amedure’s trailer and killed him. After killing Amedure, Schmitz left the residence, telephoned 9-1-1, and confessed to the killing. At trial, defense attorneys argued that Schmitz, who had been diagnosed with manic depression and Graves’ disease, was caused to commit homicide by mental illness and humiliation, by way of the “gay panic defense.” Schmitz was found guilty of second degree murder in 1996 and sentenced to 25–50 years in prison, but his conviction was overturned on appeal. Upon retrial, he was found guilty of the same charge once again and his sentence was reinstated. Schmitz was released from prison on August 22, 2017, after being granted parole.
Louis Armstrong released the single “Hello Dolly!”.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Look magazine includes a gay couple from Minnesota – Jack Baker and Mike McConnell as part of that week’s cover article on “The American Family”. Baker and McConnell are also noteworthy as they are the first same-sex couple in the U.S. to be granted a marriage license.
David Bowie’s first trip to the United States revealed everything Americans needed to know–he wore dresses in Texas and Louisiana.
January 26, 1975
The BBC ‘Omnibus’ documentary ‘Cracked Actor’ a film about David Bowie was shown on UK TV. Filmed in 1974 when Bowie was was a cocaine addict, the documentary has become notorious for showing Bowie’s fragile mental state during this period.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Three years after signing with Warner Brothers Records, 21 year old Prince makes his US television debut on American Bandstand where he performs his R&B chart topping hit, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. When interviewed after his performance the singer froze and struggled to reply to the questions he was being asked.
Cyndi Lauper released the single “Time After Time”.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Phantom of the Opera” opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theater.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Whitney Houston sang “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXXV.
Queen had their second UK No.1 with ‘Innuendo’. At 6 minutes 30 seconds, it exceeded their epic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by 35 seconds and became the third longest UK No.1 song of all time, behind The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ and Simple Minds’ ‘Belfast Child’ (subsequently the 9 minutes 38 seconds ‘All Around The World’ by Oasis took over the top slot and demoted Innuendo to fourth place). For ‘Innuendo’s’ flamenco guitar solo, Brian May was joined by Yes guitarist Steve Howe.
1996 – Rent opens off Broadway in the New York Theater Workshop for a six-week run. The creator, Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996), died of AIDS just before the premiere. Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini‘s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City‘s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2011, Uganda – David Kato Kisule (c. 1964 – 26 January 2011), founding member of Sexual Minorities Uganda, is murdered. He was the founder and leader of the LGBT rights movement in Uganda where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death. He was a Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda’s gay rights movement[ and described as “Uganda’s first openly gay man”. He served as advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Kato was murdered in 2011 allegedly by a male sex worker, shortly after winning a lawsuit against a magazine which had published his name and photograph identifying him as gay and calling for him to be executed.
https://www.startribune.com/duluth-creates-reward-fund-to-help-solve-crimes-against-indigenous-women/600139547/Duluth creates reward fund to help solve crimes against Indigenous women – StarTribune.comThe initiative is the first of its kind in Minnesota.www.startribune.com
https://kesq.com/news/cv-questions-answered/2022/01/25/safe-schools-desert-cities-supports-local-lgbt-youth/Safe Schools Desert Cities supports local LGBT youth – KESQThe organization “Safe Schools Desert Cities” works to empower local LGBT youth, offering scholarships and financial assistance awards. News Channel 3’s Peter Daut spoke with the organization’s president, Eric Ornelas, about the work they do. To learn more visit: https://www.safeschoolsdc.org/kesq.com
https://www.newsweek.com/lawmaker-tells-florida-mom-no-book-made-him-gay-state-debates-lgbt-topics-schools-1673233Lawmaker Tells Florida Mom ‘No Book’ Made Him Gay as State Debates LGBT Topics in Schools“There was no book that I read that brought me to who I am,” state Senator Shevirn Jones, the first openly gay Black person elected to the legislature, said.www.newsweek.com
https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/our-7-aussie-lgbt-flick-picks-2/209353Our 7 Aussie LGBT Flick Picks – Star ObserverYou may still be isolating or you may just want to sit inside and have an Australian LGBTQ Movie Marathon. Either way, We got you covered. Check out our list of Australian-made LGBTQ films.www.starobserver.com.au
https://civil.ge/archives/468705PACE Resolution on LGBT Rights in South Caucasus – Civil.geThe Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted today a resolution on alleged violations of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in t…civil.ge
https://inews.co.uk/news/world/council-of-europe-condemns-virulent-attacks-on-lgbt-rights-uk-1423399Council of Europe condemns ‘virulent attacks on LGBT rights’ in the UK, Hungary and PolandAn attempt by Labour MPs to amend the motion to gut mention of the United Kingdom was defeatedinews.co.uk
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60145970LGBT rights: New French law to criminalise ‘conversion therapy’ – BBC NewsAnyone convicted under the law could face fines of up to €30,000 (£25,000) and two years in jail.www.bbc.com
religion is special rights as it requires others to ignore reality
trans are special rights and not the same as sexual orientation or women’s gender rights for the same reason as religion
ideas do not have rights above other people
https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/55308/1/the-uk-trans-condemned-prejudice-lgbt-rights-lgbtqiThe UK has been condemned for ‘dehumanising’ trans people | DazedThe report, approved by The Council of Europe, singled out Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the UK for threatening advances to LGBT rightswww.dazeddigital.com
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-60127560LGBT military ban: Ex RAF navigator speaks of trauma – BBC NewsKevin Bazeley was forced out of his career as an RAF navigator in 1995 because of his sexuality.www.bbc.com
https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/01/26/interview-helping-lgbt-people-flee-afghanistanInterview: Helping LGBT People Flee Afghanistan | Human Rights WatchThe human rights and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan threatens everyone there, but LGBT people, and other sexual and gender minorities, face violence and even death from the Taliban authorities. These people find hope in Rainbow Railroad, a nongovernmental organization that helps LGBT people flee across borders to safety. HRW’s Heather Barr interviewed Kimahli Powell, Rainbow Railroad’s executive director, about how governments can better protect LGBT people during armed conflict and crisis situations.Show More
https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/crypto/explained-why-has-lgbt-cryptocurrency-maricoin-whipped-up-controversy-7742977/Why has LGBT+ cryptocurrency maricoin whipped up controversy?An attractive alternative investment or no better than a Ponzi scheme? Cryptocurrencies are controversial – challenging conventional financial wisdom and worrying regulatory authorities around the world.indianexpress.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.