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LGBTQ2 for January 5

BCE to The Suffragettes

1833, Italy – Giacomo Leopardi (29 June 1798 – 14 June 1837) consoles Antonio Ranieri (8 September 1806 – 4 June, 1888) in one of their many love letters. Giacomo was an Italian philosopher, poet, essayist, and philologist. He is widely seen as one of the most radical and challenging thinkers of the 19th century.

1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross (November 29, 1876 – December 19, 1977) of Wyoming becomes the first female governor inaugurated in the U.S. and is still the only female governor of Wyoming. She was director of the United States Mint from 1933 to 1953. She forged a strong bond with Mary Margaret O’Reilly, the Assistant Director of the Mint and one of the United States’ highest-ranking female civil servants of her time. Ross served five terms as Director, retiring in 1953. During her later years, she wrote for various women’s magazines and traveled. Ross died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 101. At the time of her death, she was the oldest ex-governor in the United States. She may not have been a lesbian, but she was one of the first feminists to gain political office. 

01-05-1931 – 12-01-1989 Alvin Ailey Jr. – Born in Rogers, Texas. He was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. Ailey was born to his 17-year old mother in Rogers, Texas. His father abandoned the family when Alvin was six months old. He grew up during a time of racial segregation, violence, and lynchings against African Americans. When he was five, his mother was raped by a group 

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of white men, leaving him afraid of whites. It was his early experiences in the Baptist church and juke joints that instilled in him a fierce sense of black pride. In 1942, Ailey’s mother moved to Los Angeles where he attended predominantly black schools. He belonged to the glee club, wrote poetry, and demonstrated a talent for languages. He became serious about dance in 1949 when his school friend Carmen De Lavallade introduced him to the Hollywood studio of Lester Horton. (He kept his life as a dancer a secret from his 

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mother for the first two years) Horton became his mentor, giving him both a technique and a foundation with which to grow. When Horton died in 1953, the tragedy left the company without an artistic director. Ailey assumed the position. In 1958 he formed his own group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. His company is multi-racial and always employed artists based solely on talent and integrity. In 1988, he received the Kennedy Center Honors.

Ailey died one year later at the age of 58. To protect his mother from the social stigma of his death from AIDS, he asked his doctor to announce that he had died of terminal blood dyscrasia.

Despite his professional success, Ailey’s personal life was beset with difficulties. Though his proclivities were an open secret, he rarely spoke of his personal relationships and seemed ill at ease with his sexuality. In the mid-1960s, he was in a romantic relationship with a young white schoolteacher who helped manage the dance company, but this ended after a couple of years. Thereafter, Ailey spent his time socializing in gay bars and hanging out with street people, and had numerous short-term liaisons with young men who his friends felt took advantage of his generosity. Ailey suffered from bipolar disorder which worsened over time as did his drinking and drug use. In 1980, he was arrested for causing a disturbance at the Columbia University residence of a former paramour which landed him in Bellevue hospital. 

In 2014, President Obama selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1967 – Pride, a Los Angeles homophile group, mobilizes a crowd of several hundred demonstrators on Sunset Boulevard to protest police raids on gay bars.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974,

on the USA LP Charts # 8  Bette Midler with her self-titled release and #10 Elton John and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”,

Canada – Four lesbians  – Adrienne Potts, Pat Murphy, Sue Wells, and Heather (Beyer) Elizabeth – are told to leave the Brunswick tavern in Toronto. They refuse and are arrested for obstruction of justice. As they exit, they sang, “I enjoy being a dyke!” They’re known as the Brunswick Four.

https://www.queerevents.ca/queer-history/articles/tipping-points/key-protest-lgbt-historyThe Tipping Point | QueerEvents.caIn the long history of Canada’s LGBT2Q+ community, there are a few events that stand out as notable moments that sparked a turning point in our history. A tipping point in time in which our community rose up collectively to create change.www.queerevents.ca

1977, Canada – The Lesbian Organization of Toronto moves to new center at 342 Jarvis Street, sharing with feminist publication The Other Woman and coffeehouse called Three of Cups. 



1978, Canada – Toronto Police arrest three of Pink Triangle Press officers under Criminal Code section 159 for possession of obscene material for distribution”) and section 164 (“use of the mails for purpose of transmitting anything that is indecent, immoral or scurrilous”). 

1979

Prince made his debut as a solo artist at the Capri Theatre in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

1985

on the usa lp charts Madonna remained at #1 with her first chart-topper “Like A Virgin”.  Cyndi Lauper re-entered the Top 10 on the Album chart with She’s So Unusual after 55 weeks of release with her debut album while a great new album, 

1988 – Raleigh, North Carolina enacts a gay rights ordinance. Raleigh is the hometown of the famous homophobe Jesse Helms.

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

1991

Madonna scored her 10th career #1 with “Justify My Love”, while # 3  Bette Midler remained close behind with “From A Distance”  and Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I’m Your Baby Tonight” was now at #10.

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

2002

Lisa Marie Presley was awarded the Humanitarian Award from The World Literacy Crusade.

2003

Little Richard was a guest voice on Fox-TV’s animated series “The Simpsons.”

2004

Britney Spears’ three-day-old marriage to childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander was officially annulled. 

2016

After Barack Obama gave a speech about gun control, Ted Nugent launched an attack on Facebook, calling The President “A psychopathic America hating liar.” Nina Notes: Ted is a twit, eh and someone needs to tell him his insecurities are showing every time he shoots his mouth or a weapon off, eh.

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that LGBTQ are collectively hated by heterosexuals creates the potential for allyship

however, each letter is a separate subculture

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Gay Men and Lesbians are not the parent demographics of the others.

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2022/01/05/rockland-county-high-school-lgbtq-symbols-vandalized-again/9088932002/Rockland County high school LGBTQ symbols vandalized againOrangetown police said a report was filed, but that the school district was currently handling the investigation.www.lohud.com

especially since those women and lesbians who were stating the obvious were subject to death threats, doxxing and stalking, loss of careers and has divided allies and families

and created a demand to tolerate sexual harassment

lesbians are radical feminists and for trans to slur lesbians is a hate crime connected to cotton ceiling sexual frustration

and forcing a debate over genitals is sexual harrassment

human rights are to the public square, not private lives

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/9/transgenderism-its-time-state-obvious/?cx_testId=18&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=0&utm_source=piano&utm_medium=end-of-article&utm_campaign=12_item_Pos_0#cxrecs_sTransgenderism: It’s time to state the obvious – Washington TimesDr. Rachel Levine was appointed by President Joe Biden in October as a four-star admiral, the highest-ranking official in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.www.washingtontimes.com

a win for trans is not a win for gay men, lesbian, bisexuals nor heterosexual women.

trans trying to apply human rights against women are adding to women’s oppression, not adding protections for anyone, but is just more of the status quo

women, once second class, now second in the category of women

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/5/lgbtq-movement-losing-trans-athlete-debate-transge/LGBTQ movement is losing trans-athlete debate: Transgender Law Center – Washington TimesUPenn swimmer Lia Thomas may be smashing records and winning races against women, but LGBTQ advocates say the transgender-athlete issue is a loser.www.washingtontimes.com

I do not see this as a good thing – this helps criminal activities more than people. and it is not backed by a nation nor productivity/creativity.

https://www.inputmag.com/culture/maricoin-launches-as-first-cryptocurrency-for-the-lgbtq-communityMaricoin launches as first cryptocurrency for LGBTQ communityThe new altcoin reportedly is aimed at supporting LGBTQ+ businesses and groups.www.inputmag.com

not seeing the bitcoin difference

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jan/04/id-been-set-up-the-lgbtq-kenyans-catfished-for-money-via-dating-apps‘I’d been set up’: the LGBTQ Kenyans ‘catfished’ for money via dating apps | Global development | The GuardianA colonial law that criminalises ‘unnatural’ sexual acts leaves LGBTQ+ people prey to social media extortion and blackmailwww.theguardian.com

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/lgbtq-asylum-seekers-struggle-to-find-housing-in-the-united-statesLGBTQ asylum seekers struggle to find housing in the United StatesNonprofit is offering LGBTQ asylum seekers a place to call home while they work to start a new life.www.thedenverchannel.com

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Today in LGBT History – January 5 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-january-5
Jan 5, 2018 — 1931 – Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American …

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the history portion of this blog is approaching the one year anniversary – while the blog is just over two I think..

I will be updating the original page with the full details and doing a highlights and current year news and issues as the daily post.

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LGBTQ2 for January 4

BCE to The Suffragettes

1750, France – Bruno Lenoir and Jean Diot are caught having sex in public for which they are arrested. A year later they were executed. There was general surprise in France at the severity of their sentence. Their execution was the last in France for consensual sodomy.

1877 – Marsden Hartley(January 4, 1877 – September 2, 1943), an American Modernist painter, poet, and essayist, is born in Lewiston, Maine. Hartley was in Paris at the creation of the cubist movement. His many gay friends were William Sloan Kennedy (1850–1929)who one of Whitman’s most devoted friends and admirers; Thomas Bird Mosher (1852–1923) who was a publisher out of Portland, Maine and notable for his contributions to the private press movement in the United States; authorOscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900); and Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946), to name a few. The love of Hartley’s life was Karl von Freyburg (15 July 1889 – 7 October 1914),a young German soldier who was killed in battle in 1914.

1932

NBC Red debuted “The Carnation Contented Hour”. The show was as a showcase for top singers and musicians.

1936

Billboard magazine published its first record sales chart.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-04-1948 Natalie Goldberg – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She is an American popular New Age author and speaker, 

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best known for a series of books which explore writing as Zen practice. Writing Down the Bones (1986) is one of her best known works. Goldberg has studied Zen Buddhism for more than thirty years. She is openly lesbian. She has often taught and lead workshops at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950

Two years after Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 RPM long-playing vinyl record, RCA announces that they will also start using the same format.

January 4, 1958

The Soviet satellite Sputnik I fell out of Earth orbit after three months and burned up in the atmosphere. It had been launched on October 4, 1957 and was the first artificial Earth satellite.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

January 4, 1975

Elton John‘s remake of The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” becomes his tenth US Top Ten hit and his third number one. The recording included John Lennon on guitar.

Elton John remained at #1 for the sixth week on the Album chart with his Greatest Hits album.

 Barry Manilow reached the Top 10 for the first time with “Mandy”.

1977, Canada – The first issue of After Stonewall: A Critical Journal of Gay Liberationis published in Winnipeg. The magazine continued into the early 1980s. In 1977 to 1980, After Stonewall was a unique entry into a crowded field of western queer newsletters and small periodicals. It was created by George Edin, Mark Kaluk, John Allec, Walter Davis, and Bill Fields. When After Stonewall launched its “critical journal of gay liberation” in 1977, the collective had modest goals and a wry self-deprecating sense of humor about its enterprise. It anticipated readers might question the need for “yet another left publication,” this time by “critical faggots” from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Inspired by Boston’s Fag Rag, the collective’s goal was to offer a queer journalistic forum intended to stimulate discussion amongst gay men and lesbians. (information provided by Dr. Valerie J. Korinek)

1979

Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis. Warner Bros. executives attended the show but decided that Prince and the band needed more time to develop his music.

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

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

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

2008

New music industry data showed the number of US albums sold last year tumbled 9.5% from 2006, even as the number of digital tracks sold soared by 45%.

Britney Spears was carried out of her home on a stretcher and taken into police custody after officials were called in a dispute involving her three children.  Spears was ordered to hand her children to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

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

2010, Austria –Same sex couples married in Vienna under the new civil union bill but do not have the right to adopt children or use artificial insemination.

2016

01-04-2016 Jackie Biskupski is sworn in as Salt Lake City’s new mayor. She is the first openly gay person to hold the office. Biskupski 

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was first elected to the Utah state House of Representatives in 1998, becoming the first openly gay member of the state legislature. She was re-elected to six subsequent terms. Her fiancee, Betty Iverson, joined her at her swearing-in ceremony. On August 14, 2016, the couple married.

2017

01-04-1974 Kaj Hasselriis – Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a Canadian journalist, community activist, and politician. Born in 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, he is a lifelong Winnipegger and earned a sociology degree from the University of Manitoba in 1995, as well as a journalism degree from Toronto’s Ryerson University in 1997. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as a reporter and producer for CBC Television. He also created an English-language monthly in Lima, Peru called Limazine. He is openly gay and was the national spokesperson for Canadians for Equal Marriage in 2006. He currently contributes to the Xtral chain of LGBT newspapers as a Winnipeg-area reporter. Hasselriis also wrote a series of travel essays on gay life in India while traveling in the winter of 2008-2009 for both Xtral and its gay travel magazine The Guide.

2021

https://www.mic.com/culture/the-lost-daughter-maggie-gyllenhaal-motherhood‘The Lost Daughter’ shows the unrelenting pressure society puts on motherhoodMaggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut is a dark meditation on what women are forced into.www.mic.com

https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dreamdoll-appears-on-lip-service-talks-dating-as-a-bisexual-woman-news.145612.htmlDreamDoll Appears On “Lip Service,” Talks Dating As A Bisexual WomanDreamDoll and the ‘Lip Service’ hosts discussed their relationship preferences as bisexual women. According to the ladies on Lip Service, dating a man is more appealing than dating a woman because of the fear factor. Last week, New York native DreamDoll appeared on the show, chopping it up with the …www.hotnewhiphop.com

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/alan-turing-pardons-gay-bisexual-men-covictions-same-sex-b974779.htmlPardons extended for gay and bisexual men convicted of abolished same sex crimes | Evening StandardExpanded scheme aims to “right the wrongs of the past”www.standard.co.uk

https://www.comicsands.com/lesbian-moms-hateful-christmas-card-2656214366.htmlLesbian Moms Get Angry Xmas Letter Over Pride Flags: PHOTO – Comic SandsA pair of Lesbian moms publicly called out an anonymous neighbor who placed a hateful Christmas card in their mailbox right before Christmas.www.comicsands.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/neighbor-raises-money-for-trevor-project-after-anti-lgbt-xmas-card.htmlNeighbor Raises Money for Trevor Project After Anti-LGBT Xmas Card | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.castanet.net/news/Entertainment/356016/Lil-Nas-X-says-LGBTQ-artists-music-sanitized-by-industryLil Nas X says LGBTQ artists’ music sanitized by industry – Entertainment NewsLil Nas X says the music industry has sanitized LGBTQ artists’ music.www.castanet.net

https://www.wgbh.org/news/commentary/2022/01/04/the-mfas-complicated-history-with-censoring-queer-desire-pervades-new-exhibitThe MFA’s complicated history with censoring queer desire pervades new exhibitBarely a trace of queer erotica remains on display in the galleries, despite the museum’s rich holdings.www.wgbh.org

then stop having “gay” stand in for all the subcultures..

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/netflix-launches-gay-agenda-podcast-celebrating-lgbtq-community-rcna10903Netflix launches ‘The Gay Agenda,’ podcast celebrating LGBTQ communityThe Gay Agenda debuts Jan. 10 and will include interviews with actor Bex Taylor-Klaus, author Carmen Maria Machado and comedian Fortune Feimster.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/israel-lifts-surrogacy-ban-for-lgbt-community-and-single-menIsrael lifts surrogacy ban for LGBT community and single men | Washington ExaminerSame-sex couples, single men, and transgender individuals are permitted to have children via surrogacy in Israel, according to a Tuesday announcement.www.washingtonexaminer.com

https://pridesource.com/article/lgbt-detroit-partners-with-state-and-local-health-departments-to-end-anti-hiv-stigma/LGBT Detroit Partners With State and Local Health Departments to End Anti-HIV Stigma – Pride SourceLGBT Detroit has just announced a new partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services aimed at ending HIV/AIDS-related stigma. Thepridesource.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for January 3

BCE to The Suffragettes

1752, Switzerland – Swiss historian Johannes Von Muller (3 January 1752 – 29 May 1809) is born in Neunkirch. He spent 40 years writing a history of his homeland, but more interesting are his love letters to Charles Victor de Bonstetten (3 September 1745 – 3 February 1832), a handsome young Swiss writer. Outed by Goethe, Muller’s poems to Bonstetten were not published until 1835, long after his death.

01-03-1824 – 06-21-1891  Sophia B. Packard – Born in New Salem, Massachusetts. She was an American educator. She and her life-long partner, Harriet E. Giles, opened a school for African-American women in Atlanta, Georgia that would eventually become Spelman College. With a gift of $100 from First Baptist Church of Medford, Massachusetts, and a promise of administration and financial support from the Boston-based Woman’s American Baptist Home Mission Society, the two women opened a school in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church, an African-American church in southwest Atlanta. In 1882 the American Baptist Home Mission Society made a down payment on a permanent site for the school. In 1884 John D. Rockefeller paid the balance due. He had been impressed by Packard’s vision. The school was named in honor of Rockefeller’s wife and her parents, who were longtime activists in the anti-slavery movement. Packard remained on the board of trustees and as president of the school until her death in 1891. At the time of her death the school had 464 students and a faculty of 34. It became Spelman College in 1924, and in 1929 it became affiliated with Atlanta University. Packard and Giles are buried together at Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, Massachusetts.

01-03-1893 – 08-04-1994   Irène Lagut – Born in Sucy-en-Brie, France. She 

was a French painter and a pupil of Picasso. She mainly painted women, children, and harlequins. In the spring of 1916, Picasso fell madly in love with her. The affair was on and off until the end of 1916, when they decided to marry. When they were going to meet family in Barcelona, she left Picasso and returned to her female lover in Paris. In 1923, she and Picasso became lovers again and one of Picasso’s most famous works, The Lovers (1923) is of the two of them. According to Picasso biographer, John Richardson, “Irène Lagut was basically a lesbian. That is why she went back and forwards between girlfriends and then boyfriends. She led a peculiar life — she had been kept by a Russian grandduke in Moscow.”

01-03-1897 – 10-01-1979  Dorothy Arzner – Born in San Francisco, California. She was an American film director. Her directorial career in 

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feature films spanned from the late 1920s into the early 1940s. Throughout that time she was the only woman working in the field. She was a lesbian who cultivated a masculine look in her clothes and appearance. Arzner had been linked romantically with a number of actresses, but lived the last 40 years of her life with choreographer Marion Morgan. The films she directed in the 1930s launched the careers of many actresses, including Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, Sylvia Sidney, and Lucille Ball. In 1936, she became the first woman to join the newly formed Directors Guild of America.

01-03-1904 – 12-08-1990   Boris Kochno – Born in Moscow, Russia. He was a Russian poet, dancer, and librettist. In 1920 he became Sergei 

Diaghilev’s secretary, librettists, and main collaborator. They were briefly lovers. In 1925, Kochno had an affair with Cole Porter. In 1933 he and George Balanchine founded the ballet company, Les Ballets. At the end of WWII, he and Roland Petit founded the Ballets des Champs-Élysées. He wrote several books, including Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. Kochno died in Paris in 1990.

01-03-1916 – 10-21-1995   Maxene Andrews – Born in Mound, Minnesota. She was one of the Andrew Sisters. With her sisters, Patty and Laverne, they were one of the most successful women’s singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. They began performing in the early 1930s when the Depression wiped out their father’s business.  In 1937, the trio scored their first big hit with Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen. Maxene married Lou Levy in 1941 and divorced in 1950. She adopted 2 children. She had a relationship with her manager, Lynda Wells, and adopted her. It was the only way Maxene could legally protect her lover. She was estranged from her children at the time of her death and left everything to Lynda Wells. According to a radio interview by Lynda Wells in 2019, Maxene entered a thirteen-year relationship with a woman and later Wells became Maxene’s life partner. Wells stated, “To me, being gay was not a central focus of Maxene’s life at all. Her art was. Her singing was.” Wells also said that their status as companions, and Maxene’s health issues as she got older, led Maxene to adopt her as a daughter. “There was no such thing as being married at that time, she told the interviewer, and added, “During her lifetime, there was no such thing that existed for us.”

FilmIndependent.org is raising money to make a film on her life – An All American Affair: The True Story of Maxene Andrews

01-03-1897 – 08-01-1987  Pola Negri (b. Apolonia Chalupec) – Born in Lipno, Poland. She was a stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her femme fatale roles. Negri was the first European film star to be invited to Hollywood, and became one of the most popular actresses in American silent film. Her two marriages, the first to Count Dambski (m. 1919; div. 1922), and Prince Mdivnai (m. 1927; div. 1931), were short lived. It was rumored that she was Valentino’s lover until his death in 1926. At his funeral, she “fainted” several times. The press considered her actions as a publicity stunt. Talullah Bankhead dismissed Negri as “The biggest phony in Hollywood, dahling! A lying lesbo, a Polish publicity hound. Had a mustache and couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag!” In the 1930’s, Negri had met oil heiress and vaudeville actress, Margaret West and in the 1940s, they became close friends. In 1957, the two women moved to San Antonio and lived together until West’s death in 1963. Negri inherited West’s estate and remained in San Antonio until her own death in 1987. (Second photo is of Pola Negri with Charlie Chaplin)

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – Dr. Alfred Kinsey publishes the landmark report “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male,” stating that 10% of all men are homosexual for at least three consecutive years. He uses a scale from zero (exclusively heterosexual) to six (exclusively homosexual). His research, very flawed by today’s standards, was nevertheless the first ever widely published and discussed research to explore such taboos as masturbation and same-sex sexual behavior.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Notes: Very Flawed to being criminal.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1962 – Illinois decriminalizes same-sex acts between consenting adults.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Ti-Grace Atkinson (born November 9, 1938) advocates political lesbianism – a total and exclusive commitment to women that may or may not include sex – at a Daughters of Bilitis New York meeting

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

01-03-1980 Telly Leung – Born in New York City, New York. He is a Chinese-American Broadway actor, singer, and songwriter. He is known 

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for his many musical theatre roles on Broadway and his role Wes on Glee (2010-2011). In November 2011, he began starring on Broadway in Godspell, a revival at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. In 2015, he played Young Sam in the musical Allegiance at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre. He was born and raised in New York City and grew up in a traditional Chinese home in Brooklyn. He is openly gay.

1981 – Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) is elected to congress. He’s the first US congressperson to come out. He is re-elected consecutively until he retires in 2013.

1987 – Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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

1992

Queen Latifah, Naughty By Nature, MC Lyte, Public Enemy, and the Geto Boys performed at Madison Square Garden in New York for what was billed as the World’s Greatest Rap Show Ever.

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

2009

Great Britain’s commercial radio show Hit 40 UK announced that it will no longer use CD sales for its official figures. The networked Top 40 chart program, which broadcasts across 130 stations, will base its weekly charts solely on digital downloads.

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

2017

Vinyl sales topped three million last year, the highest UK total in 25 years. More than 3.2 million records were sold in 2016, a rise of 53% on the previous year, according to the BPI, which represents the music industry. David Bowie’sBlackstar was the most popular album on vinyl, selling more than double the number of copies of 2015’s biggest-seller, Adele’s 25.

2021

https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/navigating-awkward-lgbtqi-holidaysNavigating Awkward LGBTQI HolidaysFinding peace, integrity, and new traditions despite discrimination and rejection.www.psychiatrictimes.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/01/lesbian-moms-get-hateful-christmas-card-neighbor-seething-pride-flags/Lesbian moms get hateful Christmas card from neighbor seething over their Pride flags / LGBTQ Nation“Why do you have to put it in everyone’s face?” the anonymous letter scolded the family…www.lgbtqnation.com

Another follower asked Caroline who self-identified herself as bisexual in her TikTok bio, if her father knew about it or not. Caroline responded to the question by saying, “I haven’t told him yet, I’m kind of nervous to, to be honest, but I don’t think he would be mad about it.”

https://meaww.com/ted-cruzs-outspoken-daughterCaroline Cruz: Ted Cruz’s daughter reveals she’s bisexual, disses dad in viral TikTok video | MEAWWIn a TikTok video, Caroline Cruz shared about the pros and cons of being a senator’s daughter with her followers and now her account goes privatemeaww.com

https://time.com/6129283/bangor-christian-schools-lgbtq-carson-makin/Carson v Makin School Targeted LGBTQ Kids, Ex-Students Say | TimeThe Supreme Court could allow schools like Bangor Christian to receive public funds. Two graduates of the school say that’s a mistaketime.com

https://studybreaks.com/culture/music/cherry-collab/‘Cherry’ Is the Lesbian Collaboration We’ve All Been Waiting ForHayley Kiyoko’s and FLETCHER’s recent single is the gay anthem we wanted it to be — and then some.studybreaks.com

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lil-nas-x-gay-montero-grammy-b1985756.htmlLil Nas X says music industry wants LGBTQ+ artists to ‘be gay without being gay’ | The IndependentLil Nas X says he wants more gay artists to be able to say what they want via their workwww.independent.co.uk

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2022/01/02/lesbian-pop-star-denise-ho-arrested-then-released-in-hong-kong/Lesbian pop star arrested in Hong KongDenise Ho released after raids against pro-democracy media outletwww.washingtonblade.com

made by power stations, server farms and online scammers

bitcoin is money not based in productivity or creativity

but a Ponzi Scheme

https://www.bollyinside.com/news/maricoin-the-worlds-first-lgbt-cryptocurrency-comes-forward-as-bitcoin-languishes-below-50kMaricoin, the world’s first LGBT + cryptocurrency, comes forward as Bitcoin languishes below $ 50K – BollyinsideThe Crypto.com Coin digital money hit a record high on November 15, coming to $0.52 at its top, as indicated by CoinMarketCap. In comparison, it waswww.bollyinside.com

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1801 – Alexander Henry and David Thompson make an entry in their journal titled Exploration and Adventure among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Colombia Rivers describe a Native American known as Berdache, son of Sucrie, who is a “curious compound between a man and a woman.”

1857 – Martha Carey Thomas (January 2, 1857 – December 2, 1935) is born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an American educator and suffragist, later becomes the dean and then president of Bryn Mawr University. She is also credited as the founder of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. Thomas lives for many years in a relationship with Mamie Gwinn (Feb. 2, 1860 – Nov. 11, 1940).  After Gwinn left Thomas in 1904 to marry (a love triangle fictionalized in Gertrude Stein’s “Fernhurst”), Thomas starts another relationship with Mary Garrett (5 March 1854 – 3 April 1915). They share the campus presidential home, living together until Garrett’s death. Miss Garrett, who had been prominent in suffrage work and a benefactor of Bryn Mawr, left Martha $15,000,000 to be disposed of as she saw fit.

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1900  – Actor Billy Haines (January 2, 1900 – December 26, 1973) is born. He was the first celebrity to come out as openly gay, in 1933. He was an American film actor and interior designer. His career was cut short in the 1930s due to his refusal to deny his homosexuality. Haines quit acting in 1935 and started a successful interior design business with his life partner Jimmie Shields, and was supported by friends in Hollywood.  A lifelong friend, Joan Crawford, called them “the happiest couple in Hollywood.” Haines died of lung cancer in December 1973 at the age of 73.

1926

The first issue of The Melody Maker magazine went on sale in the UK. Advertised as being for “all who are interested in the production of popular music,” the first issue featured dance band news, a story about ukuleles and how to read music by sight.

1929  – Charles Beaumont (January 2, 1929 – February 21, 1967) is born Charles Leroy Nutt. He was an American author of speculative fiction, including short stories in the horror and science fiction subgenres. In 1954, Playboy magazine selected his story “Black Country.” Playboy has been loved by straight men for decades but it was a gay short story that built its reputation. Hugh Hefner was the only one to accept a science fiction story about heterosexuals being the minority against homosexuals. When letters poured in, he said: ‘If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society, then the reverse was wrong too.’

1932

Freddy Martin formed a new band and was hired to play the Roosevelt Grill in New York City. Merv Griffin later became Martin’s lead vocalist.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

01-20-1961   Todd Haynes – Born in Los Angeles, California. He is an 

American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He’s also considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement in the early 1990s. In 2011, Haynes directed and co-wrote the HBO mini-series, Mildred Pierce. His sixth feature film, Carol, was in 2015. The film received six Academy Award nominations. Haynes is openly gay and identifies as irreligious. (Photo from 2009)

January 2, 1962

After refusing to sign an oath that says they have never been members of the Communist party, the American Folk group, The Weavers are removed from the line-up of NBC-TV’s Jack Parr Show.

1965 – San Francisco: Council on Religion and the Homosexual representatives, most of whom are heterosexual, hold a press conference to protest the police force’s “deliberate harassment” of the group’s New Year’s Ball.

January 2, 1968Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” owing to the album featuring a nude cover.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

January 2, 1970 

Its Cliff Richard, a musical variety series starring the popular British singer, premiered on BBC-TV.  It would run in 1971, 1972, 1974, and 1976.

1971

on the USSA charts #6  the Soundtrack to “Jesus Christ Superstar”,

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

1981

ABBA stayed a sixth week at #1 on the U.K. Album chart with the great album Super Trouper.

1983

The musical “Annie” closed on Broadway at the Uris Theatre after 2,377 performances.

1988

George Michael released the single “Father Figure”.

1989

Record Mirror published a chart of last years Top UK singles artists. No.1 was Kylie Minogue, No.2, Bros, No.3, Yazz, No.4 Tiffany, No.5, Phil Collins, No.6, Cliff Richard, No.7, Erasure, No.8, Pet Shop Boys, No.9, Belinda Carlisle, and No.10, Wet Wet Wet.

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

1993

For the fifth week, Whitney Houston was perched atop the R&B chart with “I Will Always Love You”, third week as #1 Adult contemporary and sixth week as #1 pop song

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

2005 – Bonnie Bleskachek became the first openly lesbian fire chief of a major city, Minneapolis. She was demoted two years later amid claims of harassment and discrimination, but return to the department as a staff captain. She co-founded the Minnesota Women Fire Fighters Association.

2009 – Christopher Conwell is arrested for killing Taysia Elzy (1975-2009) and Michael Hunt in their apartment because Taysia, though male, presents as female.

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2014 – Musab Mohammed Masmari sets fire to the Seattle gay nightclub Neighbours in a stairwell. The fire was extinguished quickly. Masmari reportedly said homosexual people “should be exterminated” after expressing a “distaste” for members of the LGBT community to a friend.

2014, Russia – The Russian large gay club called Central Station was forced to close after countless attacks of sprays of bullets and being gassed. It later reopened with the use of bulletproof glass and a longer walk from the metro station.

2017

01-02-2017   The Pasadena Rose Parade will feature a float commissioned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation named “To Honor & Remember Orlando.” The float is ridden by local LGBT leaders and survivors of the June 12, 2016 shooting. The float is an opportunity to “remember the victims and survivors and to confront and challenge the stigma and homophobia that could’ve contributed to the attack,” said Ged Kenslea, senior director of communications for the AIDS foundation.

2018

On June 10,  1997, Jay Fisette became the first openly gay candidate to win a primary election in the state of Virginia. He went on to be elected to Arlington County Board, where he served for two decades, making him one of the longest-serving local politicians in the region. Fisette retired from Arlington County Board on January 2, 2018.

2021

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/lesbian-cantopop-singer-and-activist-denise-ho-arrested-in-hong-kong/208351Lesbian Cantopop Singer and Activist, Denise Ho, Arrested in Hong Kong – Star ObserverDenise Ho, a Cantopop singer and pro-democracy activist was arrested at her home in Hong Kong, Wednesday, amid charges of “conspiracy to publish seditious material.” Police, who searched the star’s home for more than two hours, also confiscated Ho’s passport, identification card, mobile phones and computers. Ho posted on Facebook following her arrest saying, “I am feeling OK. Friends who are concerned about me, please don’t worry.”Show Morewww.starobserver.com.au

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/01/finding-freedom-lgbtq-person-city-escaping-small-town/Finding freedom as an LGBTQ person in a city after escaping a small town / LGBTQ NationLiving in a small town isn’t always easy as an LGBTQ person. It can be isolating, make people feel trapped and unable to be their true selves. However, that doesn’t mean the future is destined to be miserable…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/01/02/trans-kumi-yokoyama-japan-lgbt-married/Trans footballer Kumi Yokoyama opens up about ‘miracle’ after coming outTrans football star Kumi Yokoyama has called out Japan for “lagging behind the rest of the world” on awareness of LGBT+ issues and rights.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://etcanada.com/news/853319/lil-nas-x-talks-celebrating-his-gay-identity-in-music/Lil Nas X Talks Celebrating His Gay Identity In Music | ETCanada.comLil Nas X is not known for being shy in his music, but it’s a skill he’s learned. The star spoke on “CBS Sunday Morning” about learning to open up about his sexuality through his music. [readmore label=”READ MORE: ” link=”https://etcanada.com/news/850383/elton-john-is-joined-by-dua-lipa-miley-cyrus-lil-nas-x-more-in-star-studded-ultimate-zoom-video-call/” text=”Elton John Is Joined By Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X & More…Show More

https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/02/doctor-who-praised-by-lgbt-charity-for-doctor-and-yaz-storyline-15853299/Doctor Who praised by LGBT charity for Doctor and Yaz storyline | Metro NewsDoctor Who praised by LGBT charity for romance storyline between Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and Mandip Gill’s Yaz.metro.co.uk

https://augustafreepress.com/shenandoah-lgbtq-center-mission-of-support-continues/Shenandoah LGBTQ Center mission of support continuesGrowing up lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer can be confusing and isolating. But a nonprofit in the Queen City is available with support.augustafreepress.com

the article left out the internal to LGBT bashing on LGB….. for gender role reverse compulsory heteronormativity…

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/01/internalized-homophobia-overcome/Internalized Homophobia – Meaning & Tips For Overcoming It / LGBTQ NationInternalized homophobia is a pervasive problem that affects many of us in the queer community. But what is it exactly, what does it look like, and how can we combat it…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/advice/2022/01/02/carolyn-hax-homophobic-friend-possibly-gay-son/Perspective | Carolyn Hax: Friend who tells homophobic jokes has a son who might be gayHe wonders if he should speak up to his friend and business partner about the homophobic jokes he makes in front of his son, who might be gay.www.washingtonpost.com

it is not jokes. it is bullying claiming to be kidding but is bigotry and the other is jokes to bring up a subject of discomfort and denied desire….from the same emotional conformity and anger place.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/my-friend-makes-sexual-jokes-to-me-when-we-re-alone-and-i-m-confused-1.4758035?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Flife-and-style%2Fhealth-family%2Fmy-friend-makes-sexual-jokes-to-me-when-we-re-alone-and-i-m-confused-1.4758035‘My friend makes sexual jokes to me when we’re alone and I’m confused’‘It’s a kind of gross-out humour with the guys and it’s almost like dirty talk at this stage’www.irishtimes.com

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1533, Italy –Michelangelo write a love letter to Tommaso de Cavalieri, devoting “the present and the time to come that remain to me.”

1764

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played for the Royal Family at Versailles in France.

1801, UK – Ireland was added to Great Britain by an Act of Union thus creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It also put Ireland, and today, Northern Ireland under British laws on morality and particularly homosexuality.

01-01-1879 – 06-07-1970 E.M. Forster (Edward Morgan) – Born in Marylebone, United Kingdom. He was an English novelist, short story 

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writer, essayist, and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. His 1908 novel, A Room With a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 16 different years. Forester was homosexual (open to his friends but not to the public) and a lifelong bachelor. He developed a long-term loving relationship with Bob Buckingham, a married policeman.

1886, UK – English Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885 takes effect. “Indecencies” between adult males in private become a crime punishable by up to two years imprisonment.

1892 – Ellis Island in New York harbor opened. Over 20 million new arrivals to America were processed until its closing in 1954. It is unknown how many of the new immigrants were gays and lesbians. Some estimates are as high as 1 million (This is lower than 10% since most of those admitted to the US were families).

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01-01-1895 – 05-02-1972 J. Edgar Hoover – Born in Washington, D.C. He was the first Director of the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) of the U.S. Hoover built the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency and adding police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Since the 1940s, rumors circulated that Hoover was homosexual. It has been speculated that Clyde Tolson, who became an associate director of the FBI and was Hoover’s primary heir, may have been his lover. Hoover reportedly hunted down and threatened anyone who made insinuation about his sexuality. Actress and singer Ethel Merman, who was a friend of Hoover’s since 1938, said in a 1978 interview, “Some of my best friends are homosexual. Everybody knew about J. Edgar Hoover, but he was the best chief the FBI ever had.”

 Hoover has been credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency than it was at its inception and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. 

Harry Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society, one of the first gay rights organization, said Hoover and Tolson sat in boxes owned and used exclusively by gay men at the Del Mar racetrack in California. The relationship between Hoover and Tolson cannot be denied. The American flag that draped Hoover’s casket was given to Tolson. Tolson is buried a few yards away from Hoover in the Congressional Cemetery.

  From the 1940s, rumors circulated that Hoover, who was still living with his mother, was homosexual. His ever constant companion and fellow FBI man Clyde Tolson was speculated to have been his lover. Hoover described Tolson as his alter ego: the men worked closely together during the day and, both single, frequently took meals, went to night clubs, and vacationed together. There are numerous stories of Hoover appearing in drag in New York. Usually in a red dress, he liked to be called “Mary”. Hoover used the FBI to target LGBT people and ruined many lives.

01-01-1898 – 08-07-1978   Valentine Penrose – Born in Mont-de-Marsan, Landes, France. She was a French surrealist poet, author, and collagist. In 

1925 she married English artist, historian, and poet Roland Penrose. The marriage was never consummated. In 1937, they divorced but met again in London during WWII, after which she lived half her time with her ex-husband and his second wife. The arrangement continued for the rest of her life. In 1936 she made a visit to India with the poet and painter Alice Paalen. The women became close and their relationship is shown in their poetry from 1936 to about 1945. Because of the lesbian attributes in their work, it is believed that they had an affair. Penrose’s writing on lesbianism was always with the same lovers: Emily and Rubia. She saw herself as in the Sapphic tradition of Renée Vivien, Natalie Barney, and Charles Baudelaire.

1901, Australia – The Commonwealth of Australia was founded as six former British colonies became six states with Edmund Barton as the first prime minister, and Canberra as the capital. Today, Sydney, the biggest city in Australia, has one of the world’s largest gay communities. It’s annual Mardi Gras celebrations draw nearly a million a people from all over the globe.

1906 – Imre: A Memorandum is published. It is one of the first gay American novels with a happy ending, about two gay men in Budapest. Written by Edward Prime-Stevenson (1858-1942), it was republished in 2003.

1933, UK – John Kingsley (1 January 1933 – 9 August 1967) was born in Leicester, England. Writing under the name Joe Orton he became of Britain’s most popular comic playwrights. He was murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell  (23 June 1926 – 9 August 1967) who then committed suicide in the London flat they had occupied for 15 years. In 1967 Orton had written in his diary “I have high hopes of dying in my prime.” Halliwell was a British actor, writer and collagist.

1933, Germany – Lovers Erika Mann (November 9, 1905 – August 27, 1969) and Therese Giehse (6 March 1898 – 3 March 1975) write and direct the anti-fascist Cabaret in Germany. The Nazis shut it down on Jan. 30th. It re-opens in Zurich and becomes a rallying point for exiles. Mann was a German actress and writer. She was the eldest daughter of the novelist Thomas Mann. Giehse was a German actress. 

1933 – James Hormel (born January 1, 1933) is born. In 1999 he became the first openly gay U.S. ambassador, appointed by President Bill Clinton This was around the time then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) compared homosexuality to alcoholism, kleptomania and sex addiction. Hormel is a noted LGBT activist.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1936

Billboard magazine issued its first record sales chart, with “Stop! Look! Listen!” by Jazz artist Joe Venuti listed as the number one record.

January 1, 1940

NBC begins regular FM transmission from New York’s Empire State Building on W2XDG. In October of the same year, the FCC granted 15 stations the first construction permits for commercial FM operation. Edwin Armstrong, the inventor of FM (Frequency Modulation) first demonstrated the technology to executives and engineers of RCA in 1933.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 1, 1958

Little Richard officially announced that he had retired at the peak of his career to become an Evangelist. His conversion would last all of four years and be the conflict in his life between religion and sexuality.

1959 – Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba after leading a revolution that drove out dictator Fulgencio Batista. Castro then established a Communist dictatorship. Although homosexuality was illegal under the Batista government, the laws were largely ignored in fun loving Cuba. Since Castro, tens of thousands of gays have been rounded up and imprisoned. 

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

January 1, 1962
Illinois repeals its sodomy laws, becoming the first U.S. state to decriminalize homosexuality.

1965 – Gays and lesbians are arrested at the New Year’s Day Mardi Gras Ball in San Francisco. The ball was a fundraiser for Council on Religion and the Homosexual at California Hall. The event galvanizes the local gay and lesbian community.

1966 – Dr. Harry Benjamin (January 12, 1885 – August 24, 1986) publishes the first book devoted to a treatment of transsexuals — a term he also coined. The Transsexual Phenomenon becomes an influential voice in defense of that community.

1967 – The Los Angeles Police Department raid the New Year’s Eve parties at two gay bars, the Black Cat Tavern and New Faces. Several patrons were injured and a bartender was hospitalized with a fractured skull. Several hundred people spontaneously demonstrate on Sunset Boulevard and picket outside the Black Cat. The raids prompted a series of protests that began on 5 January 1967, organized by P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Rights in Defense and Education). It’s the first use of the term “Pride” that came to be associated with LGBT rights and fuels the formation of gay rights groups in California.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

01-01-1970 Magalen Hsu-Li – Born in Martinsville, Virginia. She is a Chinese-American music artist, painter, poet, and speaker. Her parents 

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emigrated from China in the 1960’s. She attended Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating she discovered a passion for music over design. She studied jazz and classical music at Cornish School of the Arts. She founded ChickPop Records in 1997 as well as Femme Vitale, and The Seattle Women’s Music and Arts Coalition. Her second CD, Evolution with the song Monkey Girl won her the Gay and Lesbian American Music Award for “Best Song” in 1998. In 2006 she met and had a child with music artist Greane (Adam Dias). She identifies herself as bisexual.

1971 – First issue of The Empty Closet published.It was a free newspaper originally published by the University of Rochester Gay Liberation Front which is now published by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, based in Rochester, New York. The motto of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is “Champions for LGBTQ life & culture in Rochester, NY.”The Empty Closet reports on issues of interest to the local and national LGBT/LGBTQ and allied communities. In February, 2011, the New York State Senate passed Resolution K130-2011, “Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Empty Closet,” noting the contributions of the newspaper to creating an atmosphere of social tolerance in the Rochester region.

1971 – Colorado and Oregon decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

1972 – Science magazine publishes a report that suggests male homosexuality may be determined in the womb due to chemical and/or hormonal stress of the pregnant woman.

1972 – Hawaii decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

1973 – Maryland becomes the first state to statutorily ban same-sex marriage.

1974 – Ohio repeals its sodomy laws and decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

01-01-1974 Thakoon Panichgul – Born in Thailand, his family moved to the United States when he was 11 years old. He grew up in Omaha, 

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Nebraska. As a fashion writer, he developed an interest in designing. He attended Parsons School of Design from 2001 to 2003. In September 2004, Panichgul produced his first ready to wear collection and became recognized by fashion press, editors, stylists, and celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Demi Moore, Michelle Obama, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

1975 – New Mexico decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

1976 – Iowa decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

01-01-1976   Dan Kloeffler – Born in Michigan, city unknown. He is an 

American television journalist. Since 2010, he has been an anchor of ABC News Now. He came out of the closet while on the air reporting the coming out of actor Zachary Quinto in October 2011. Kloeffler later wrote, “…for the same reason Zach decided to come out, I too, no longer want to hide this part of my life. There have been too many tragic endings and to many cases of bullying because of intolerance…as a journalist, I don’t want to be the story, but as a gay man I don’t want to stand silent if I can offer some inspiration or encouragement to kids who might be struggling with who they are.” Kloeffler added that he had tremendously supportive family and said he knew early on that he was gay.

1977 – Vermont decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.

1977  – Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) takes office.He  was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Although he was the most pro-LGBTpolitician in the United States at the time, politics and activism were not his early interests; he was neither open about his sexuality nor civically active until he was 40, after his experiences in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Milk served almost eleven months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for San Francisco. On November 27, 1978, Milk was assassinated. Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Obama.

1977 – The first lesbian mystery novel in America, Angel Dance by Mary F. Beal (1937), is published.

1978 – Good Housekeeping readers name Anita Bryant “The Most Admired Woman in America.” 



1978 – USA- North Dakota decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts. 

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1980 – USA- Arizona decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts

1987Elton John was admitted to a Sydney hospital for throat surgery and would not be able to perform again until the following April. He had just recorded the album, “Live in Australia” the month before, that would produce the Top 10 hit “Candle in the Wind”.

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

1990, Iran – The government of Iran beheads three gay men and stones two lesbians to death as part of an intensified campaign against “vice.”

1991, Kosovo –The age of consent for sexual activity becomes 14 regardless of the gender of the parties involved. All sexual criminal laws become gender neutral.

1993 – The World Health Organization officially deletes “homosexuality” from its list of “diseases.

1993Elton John breaks Elvis Presley‘s record for the most consecutive years having a US Top 40 hit when “The Last Song” peaks at number 24, giving him a string of 23 straight hit making years.

1998, Turkmenistan – Article 135 of the new criminal code takes effect making male-male sex punishable by imprisonment.

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

2002

 In Tampa, FL, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence.

2003 – Phat Family Records, an organization of LGBT hip-hop artists and fans, releases the groundbreaking CD Phat Family Volume 2: Down 4 the Swerve, featuring 14 tracks by gay, lesbian and bisexual hip-hop artists from across the U.S. and Europe, including Rainbow Flava, Tori Fixx, Miss Money, Tim’m T. West and others.

January 1, 2003

Capitol Records announced that Lisa Marie Presley’s first album, “To Whom It May Concern” was set for release on April 8th of this year. The LP would go on to reach #5 on the Billboard Hot 200 and be certified Platinum in 2007.

2007

Queen beat The Beatles to be crowned greatest British band of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners in the UK. They pipped the Fab Four in a live contest, trouncing other finalists The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Take That. The bands were judged on song-writing, lyrics, live performances, originality and showmanship. More than 20,000 listeners voted by email, text and phone.

2008 – The Arizona LGBTQ Storytelling Project is founded by Jamie Ann Lee. The purpose of the project is to teach LGBTQ communities media production skills.

2009, Norway – Same-sex marriage becomes legal making Norway the first Scandinavian country and sixth country world-wide to legalize same-sex marriage.

2009

01-01-2009 Norway legalizes same-sex marriage.

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01-01-2010 USA –New Hampshire same-sex marriages begin.

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2013

01-01-2013 USA –Maryland same-sex marriages begin.

2014

01-01-2014 California’s Rose Parade featured the first-ever gay marriage ceremony. It was the 125th Rose Parade and its theme was “Dreams Come True.” Aubrey Loots and Danny Lelair exchanged vows atop a giant wedding cake float. The float built by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. It was the first gay wedding to take place during the parade’s 125-year history. This parade was also the first one where gay marriage is recognized in California.

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: The Love float on the parade route during the 125th Rose Parade on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/01/01/queer-new-year/7 new queer’s resolutions to make your 2022 delightfully gayDitch the January diet and have fun with your new year’s resolutions. Make 2022 your gayest year yet, with our queer new year’s resolutions.www.pinknews.co.uk

how about not doing ponzi schemes?

https://www.thebharatexpressnews.com/maricoin-the-first-lgbt-cryptocurrency-bets-on-change-the-world/Maricoin: the first LGBT + cryptocurrency bets on “Change the world” – The Bharat Express NewsIt might sound like a marketing gimmick, but the founders of the first LGBT + cryptocurrency said they wanted to harness the economic power of thewww.thebharatexpressnews.com

“Faith” in nothing real is false hope and really, it is mental illness

atheism is not about annoying or rebelling against religion

which genocides those who do not accept it

just like homosexuality is not a rebellion against heterosexuality

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/31/follow-science-inconvenient-truth-atheists-and-sec/Follow the science? The inconvenient truth atheists and secularists defiantly deny – Washington TimesAs the world wearily embarks on yet another new year, angst, chaos, and uncertainty have become forlorn norms.www.washingtontimes.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

PBS article

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