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LGBTQ2 for February 6

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-06-1899 – 10-30-1968 Ramon Novarro – Born in Durango, Mexico. He was a Mexican film, stage, and television actor who began his career as a 

leading man in silent films in 1917. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover.” After the death of Rudolph Valentino in 1926, he became known as a sex symbol. His greatest success was in Ben-Hur (1925). The revealing costumes he wore caused a sensation. He was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His life-long struggle with alcoholism is often traced to these issues. Novarro was romantically involved with journalist Herbert Howe, who was also his publicist in the late 1920s.

 On October 30, 1968, Novarro was murdered by Paul and Tom Ferguson, whom he had hired from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex. The two brothers thought Novarro had a large sum of money hidden in his house. The money was non-existent and they left with only $20 that he had in his bathrobe pocket.

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


The Beatles had the #1 album for the fourth week with Beatles ’65.  Where Did Our Love Go by the Supremes was runner-up, the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” was third, followed by the Soundtrack to “My Fair Lady”.  #7 the Soundtrack to “Fiddler on the Roof”, Barbra Streisand’s People at #8, with #10 the Soundtrack to “Roustabout” by Elvis Presley more due to heterowomen’s purchase power, now out of the 1950s teens.

February 06, 1968

Elvis’ friend, actor Nick Adams, died of an apparent drug overdose. However, there were no drug paraphernalia and the typewriter given to Adams by James Dean was missing. Adam’s daughter would later publish Nick’s manuscript about his friendship with Elvis, Nathalie Wood and the Tupelo Homecoming, written on that typewriter.


Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971, Sydney, Australia –  CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution) holds its first public meetings.

1979, Italy – Angelo Pezzana (born September 15, 1940) is the first openly gay person elected to Parliament. He wrote several books including Dentro e fuori – Una autobiografia omosessuale (1996) about the gay liberation movement in Italy.

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

1981, Canada – More than 3,000 people brave the winter cold to protest the previous night’s raid in a demonstration in downtown Toronto. A sit-in at Yonge And Wellesley Streets was the biggest protest of its kind in Toronto. 

1982, Canada – A decade to the day after John Damien (1933-Dec. 24, 1986) was fired from his job as a racing steward with the Ontario Racing Commission for being gay, his wrongful dismissal suit was to have come to trial but legal maneuvers on the part of racing commission officials stopped it. The civil trial was delayed for seven years. The case was settled out of court for $50,000. Damien died at age 53 of pancreatic cancer on Dec 24, 1986. His death came only 22 days after amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code gave gays protection against dismissal on the grounds of sexuality.

02-06-1987 Lisa Dahlkvist

Born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a Swedish professional football midfielder. She represented her country at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the 2012 

Olympics, as well as the 2009, and 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship. Lisa identifies as a lesbian and came out publicly in 2008. She was one of 49 open LGBT athletes to participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The George Michael album Faith returned to #1 and it wasn’t going away soon. 

1989 – By a vote of 251-121, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates approves a referendum in favor of federal rights legislation for lesbians and gay men.

1989, Canada – A full-page ad in Globe and Mail, supported by over 800 individuals and groups, calls on Attorney General Roy McMurtry to drop the appeal of the acquittal of The Body Politic. It was the first time an advocacy ad for a gay cause was published in Canadian daily. 


 After having debated and rejected similar measures for years, the American Bar Association votes 251 to 121 in favor of supporting federal legislation to prohibit discrimination against gay men and lesbians.

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


Whitney Houston remained unstoppable in her 10-week reign on top of the R&B chart with “I Will Always Love You”.

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston was #1 for the 11th week. 

1993 – The Netherlands votes to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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


A Los Angeles judge issued a restraining order against Britney Spears’manager, after her mother made the request to the court. Lynne Spears claimed Sam Lutfi, 33, had drugged the troubled pop star and interfered with her finances. In a six-page declaration, Lynne Spears said Mr Lutfi “moved into Britney’s home and has purported to take control of her life, home and finances”. Her declaration focused on the night of 28 January, a few days before the Grammy-winning superstar was admitted to hospital for a mental evaluation.

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


Optus sponsors Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and more

Telecommunications company Optus has been named at the Premier Network partner with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras) in 2022 and 2024,  and Sydney WorldPride 2023.Optus managing director marketing and revenue Matt Williams said: “It is thrilling to announce our support of Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023 at a time when embracing […]

‘The Voice’ winner Sawyer Fredericks comes out as bisexual |

‘The Voice’ winner Sawyer Fredericks comes out as

Roxane Gay’s <em>Hunger</em>: A reminder that creative work exists beyond its author

It’s shallow to reduce an author’s work to their biographical

Was Whitney Houston gay? New book claims living a closeted life destroyed legend | MEAWW

Author Gerrick Kennedy uncovered the timeless diva’s deep and dark secret in his new

Inside Whitney Houston’s torment for being a closeted lesbian

Feeling pressure to conform to her strict religious upbringing and the norms of the time, Whitney hid her sexuality from the public till her tragic death, which happened 10 years ago this

30% of Japan areas with LGBT partnership system have mutual accords

Over 30 percent of the 146 local governments in Japan that have introduced a same-sex partnership system as of Jan. 1 have also signed reciprocal agreements with other municipalities to simplify reapplication procedures when LGBT couples move, according to a Kyodo News

Israel to open first LGBT shelter for Arab youth

Lawmaker hopes move will ‘break taboos’ * Two centers for LGBT Arab Israeli adults to open in

children and teens are being encouraged to undergo biological altering surgery while at the same time, adult women are denied tubes tied to prevent preganacy by doctor’s beliefs and fictional future husbands the worst reason to deny an adult decisions over own body.

what happened to accepting and loving yourself as you are?

it is okay to not be heterosexual and no longer illegal or a death sentence in many nations

being trans is okay, but it is special rights to expect others to ignore their ordinary human senses and knowledge

it is not okay to treat lightly words that are lived experience
they may be on lists and in dictionaries, which list all words and their opposites

nor project your own self loathing as hatred on the part of others

the disregard for protected heterosexual women’s rights, protected sexual orientation rights, along with ignoring that it is heterosexual men’s word phobia to explain murder as a reasonable response to transpersons or gay/bisexual men.

and the fetishizing lesbians – cotton ceiling the confession

is at best sexual harassment and at worst, a hate crime

the debate between bisexual and pansexual also has to stop.

to each word specific meaning, and any individual may decide for themself but not for other individuals nor “self identify” into demographics which reject by non recognition owing to not shared characteristics for those with non-procreative sexual orientations

rights are to the public square, and not in not for public space, nor private lives.

Trans kids’ activism kept discriminatory bills at bay in South Dakota – until now | Transgender | The Guardian

Trans youth successfully fought anti-trans bills in the statehouse for years. But the recently signed SB 46 might be a

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Note to self – Feb 11 – starts updates to that post with a second updates page to direct viewers to that post of the blog. well. on the blog visible to current and future readers.

My no longer updated Elvis blog is averaging 400 hits a day, while this is in single digits. And is by far, the more important content.

That Said, Elvis Presley, dead longer than he lived, is still the number one on any media invented during and after his lifetime.

Only Xena Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless managed to have more fan pages in the early internet.

Today in LGBT History – February 6 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-february-6

Feb 6, 2018 — 1989 – By a vote of 251-121, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates approves a referendum in favor of federal rights legislation for …

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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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