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LGBTQ2 for January 28

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1833, UK – Charles George Gordon  (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885) was born in Woolwich, England. A British military hero he became a martyr at Khartoumn. The American historian Byron Farwell in his 1985 book Eminent Victorian Soldiers strongly implied that Gordon was gay, for instance writing of Gordon’s “unwholesome” interest in the boys he took in to live with him at the Fort House and his fondness for the company of “handsome” young men. Always surrounded by boys and young men, he once told a friend he lacked the courage to act on his impulses because of his religious beliefs. He said he hoped to die in battle to prove his manhood. He got his wish. Gordon never married and is not known to have had a relationship with anyone of the opposite sex or of the same sex.


01-28-1873 – 08-03-1954 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) – She was a French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Her best known work is the novella Gigi (1944). In 1949, it was made into a French film, then in 1951 adapted for the stage with the then unknown Audrey Hepburn in the title role, picked by Colette personally. In 1958, the Hollywood musical starring Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan, with a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Colette was also a mime, an actress, and a journalist. She was married several times and had a series of relationships with women, notably with Mathilde de Morny, Marquise de Belief (Missy), with whom she sometimes shared the stage. On January 3, 1907, an onstage kiss between Missy and Colette caused a near-riot, and as a result they were no longer able to live together openly, although their relationship continued for another five years. When Colette died, she became the first French woman to be given a state funeral.

1890 – Momma Rose was born Rose Thompson (August 31, 1890 – January 28, 1954). She was the mother of two famous performing daughters: burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee and actress and dancer June Havoc. She was  the inspiration for Rose, the lead character of the musical Gypsy. Rose was running a boarding house in New York, referred to by sources of the time as a “seedy boarding house for lesbians,” where she also lived. During this time, Gypsy paid a visit to the house and for some reason a young woman who has been described as Momma Rose’s lover at the time didn’t know Gypsy was her daughter. The woman mistakenly thought Gypsy was making a pass at Rose. Rose and the woman reportedly had a vicious fight and Momma Rose shot her.

01-28-1901 – 03-05-1989 Richmond Barthé – Born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He was an African-American LGBT pioneer, sculptor, and key figure in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s. Because he was a gay man who expressed his orientation in his work, he fell into 


obscurity by the 1940s. Much of his art depicted African-American men in sensual poses, often nude. Today his work doesn’t seem that confrontational, but in a racist, sexually uptight America in the middle of the last century, it is remarkable that his work received the acclaim that it did. In 1935, his work was included in an exhibit of African-American art at the New York Museum of Modern Art. In 1975, he moved to Pasadena, California, and a year later curators at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art included his work. The attention to his work, the growing respect of a younger audience to artists of the Harlem Renaissance, and the support of his friends brought stability into his life. He lived out his later years as a treasured part of the art community.

1935, Iceland – Iceland becomes the first country to legalize abortion.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-28-1952 — 03-10-2015   Richard Glatzer – Born in Flushing, Queens. He grew up in Westbury, Long Island, and

 Livingston, New Jersey. Glatzer was an American writer and director. He entered the film world in the mid-1980s, working on TV shows such as Divorce Court, The Osbournes, and America’s Next Top Model. Glatzer taught screenwriting at the School of Visual Arts in New  York City. He married writer and director Wash Westmoreland in September 2013. The couple were a married writing and directing team based in Los Angeles who made an eclectic set of independent movies. Their last film, Still Alice, with Julianne Moor, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart, premiered at Toronto 2014 and was considered the surprise hit of the festival. Sony Pictures Classics released the film in December 2014. In 2015, Glatzer died of complications from ALS.

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

01-28-1969   Mo Rocca (Maurice Alberto) – Born in Washington, D.C. He is an American actor, director, writer, journalist, comedian, and political satirist. Rocca was On Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible 


Bachelors (2013) and November of the same year, Rocca came out of the closet, saying it made him finally feel “comfortable.” Speaking to The Six Pack in a podcast interview, he said, “I’m just more comfortable with myself now. It’s taken me until 42 to begin to feel this way.” He is a CBS Sunday Morning contributor and a panelist on NPR. He’s has worked as a contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for 5 years, and also was a correspondent for The Tonight Show.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976 – Formation of Gay American Indians (GAI) is reported in the Advocate. Founding members are Barbara May Cameron (May 22, 1954 – Feb. 12, 2002 and Randy Burns. GAI is the first Native gay and lesbian organization in the US and contributes to the rise of the Two Spirit movement. By the end of the twentieth century, GAI had grown to over 600 members and spawned other gay American Indian groups in San Diego, Toronto and New York City under the name “Two-Spirit People.” GAI has documented berdache roles in over 130 Native American tribes. Burns’ own Northern Paiute tradition has traditional berdache roles: tuva’sa (male) moroni noho (female).

1977, Canada – Charges are dismissed against 16 of 22 men arrested as found-ins in Club Ottawa


 Queen with one of their biggest career hits–“We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions” was #6 on the USA song charts

01-28-1978   Big Freedia (b. Freddie Ross Jr.) – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an American Rapper known for his work in the New Orleans genre of hip hop called bounce music. Freedia identifies himself as 

a gay man and has stated that he does not care which pronoun is used to refer to him. In 2011, he was named Best Emerging Artist and Best Hip-hop/Rap Artist in January’s Best of the Beat Awards and was nominated for the 2011 22nd GLAAD Media Awards. He operates an interior design in New Orleans. Freedia has stated, “I am not transgendered, I am just a gay male…I wear women’s hair and carry a purse, but I am a man.” He also stated, “I love my feminine side. She is the diva in me.”

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


The original Ants split up with Adam.

1982 – US Defense Department declares gays and lesbians may not serve in the military, and all recruits will be asked about their sexual orientation.


Radio station WDHA, 105.5 in New Jersey, claims to be the first US station to play music from a compact disc.


Despite being banned by Radio 1 and the BBC for its suggestive lyrics, “Relax” by the British dance group Frankie Goes to Hollywood climbs to the top of the UK singles chart. The objectionable words were “Relax, don’t do it, when you want to sock it to it, Relax, don’t do it, when you want to come”. Many other UK commercial radio stations continued to play the record and it stayed at the top for five straight weeks and remained on the chart for a then record forty-two consecutive weeks. Later in the year, the ban would be lifted.

The legendary Nina Simone tells NME she was forced to record her 1978 album Baltimore under duress when she was kidnapped by five men and held in a basement for three days without food or water. She retracts the statement later.

Barry Manilow controlled the Adult Contemporary chart for a sixth week with “Read ‘Em And Weep”


People Magazine begins picking its annual “Sexiest Man Alive”


Copying the “Do They Know It’s Christmas” Bob Geldof organized single with UK musical celebrities:

The sign on the wall said “Check Your Egos at the Door,” and with that realization from Quincy Jones, forty-five major stars entered A&M Studios in Hollywood to record the song Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had written (in only two hours) called “We Are The World.” The recording was to act as a fundraiser for the USA For Africa fund. Among the icons at the mike were Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, James Ingram, Dionne Warwick, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Steve Perry, and Willie Nelson. It took more than ten hours to do the single recording. Prince was invited but didn’t come.

The excluded Heavy Metal did “We’re Stars” and the also excluded Country Performers did “We’re One Big Family.”

Canada’s performers did “Tears are not Enough”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Awareness and money was raised for African Aid, which became Government bribes and weapons purchases.

1986 – On January 28, 1986, the NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-99) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of five NASA astronauts including Judith Resnick and two payload specialists including teacher Chritsa McCauliff.

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


Geffen Records files a $30 million breach of contract suit against Don Henley, claiming that he failed to deliver the final two albums that he agreed to in his contract. The suit would be settled before coming to trial with undisclosed terms.

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

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

01-28-2015 Chilean lawmakers give final approval to a bill that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples. The legislation then went to President Michelle Bachelet, who signed it. Government spokesman Alvaro Elizalde welcomed the bill’s passage and “a breakthrough that we are proud of as a government.” The measure had been worked on for four years and will give same-sex and unmarried couples many of the rights granted to married couples.

01-28-2015 Joel Grey comes out. Cabaret star says “I’m a gay man” at the age of 82.



Quebec Civil Code declared discriminatory against Trans community. Justice Gregory Moore of the Superior Court of Quebec declared six (6) provisions of the province’s Civil Code unconstitutional. the Court did not strike down the requirement to designate a sex at birth without exception, including for intersex individuals. It also declared that trans parents have a right to change their designation on their children’s birth certificate and to be recognized as “parent” and not just “mother” or “father”.  It struck down the requirement to be a Canadian citizen in order to change one’s name or gender.  The Court also struck down the requirement for a medical evaluation for trans youth;

2022 Gay and bisexual men warned over highly infectious and ‘extremely antibiotic-resistant’ bug47 cases of Shigella sonnei were reported between September 2021 and January 2022, compared with just 16 in the previous 17 Superman’s Bisexuality Killed Son of Kal-El Sales DebunkedSuperman: Son of Kal-El writer Tom Taylor shuts down rumors that having Jon Kent come out as bisexual has negatively impacted the series’ Character in Netflix’s 1st Arabic Film Sparks Controversy in EgyptHowever, the streamer is firmly standing by Perfect Actress Brings Lesbian Representation to Real EstateKristi Ambrosetti spent the first decade of her career traveling the world and making a name for herself as a professional actress on Broadway. That, however, all changed when she was on a break in 2011 and one of her friends suggested that she consider a career in real estate — a major departure from […] La Rue Finds Their Own Lesbian Anthem in “Vest & Boxers'” – PAPERThe musician’s latest single is perfect for mosh pits and angsty house Area Reporter :: Out in the World: Arrests made in Mexican lesbian couple’s killingAuthorities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua have arrested two people in connection with the killing of a lesbian couple in the city of Ju to drop sexual assault charges against leading LGBT activist Gal Uchovsky | The Times of IsraelTV report says that after three men anonymously, but publicly, accused him of misconduct, police find no evidence of crimes in 2 cases and a 3rd has passed statute of and report aim to help LGBT Afghans targeted by the Taliban – Erasing 76 CrimesIn the wake of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan last August, the Taliban has targeted LGBT Afghans with a surge in threats, rapes, assaults and wrongful detention, according to a report by Human R…

There is not one community – and why transgender must stop coopting ethnicity and women’s oppression, gender disparities persist within LGBT community: report | TheHill“The relationship between race and LGBT status is a complicated one that differs by outcome and racial group.”

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – January 28 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-january-28Jan 28, 2018 — 1982 – US Defense Department declares gays and lesbians may not serve in the military, and all recruits will be asked about their sexual …

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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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