BCE to The Suffragettes
1790 – The State of New Hampshire enacts a statute that changed the language of the law to read that “if any Man shall carnally lie with a Man as Man carnally lieth with a Woman.” Thus it was made clear that only sodomy between two men was a crime.
1798 – The Commonwealth of Kentucky adopts a statute reducing the penalty for same-sex intercourse from the death penalty to 2-5 years in the jail and penitentiary house.
1911 – Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an Americanpoet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Bishop did not see herself as a “lesbian poet” or as a “female poet” in part because she refused to have her work published in all-female poetry anthologies. Other female poets involved with the women’s movement thought she was hostile to the movement. She lived with at least two female lovers in Key West.
February 8, 1915
In Los Angeles, the film “The Clansman,” later changed to “The Birth of a Nation,” directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh and Donald Crisp, had its world premiere at Clune’s Auditorium.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
D.W. Griffith was also bitter it was the performers rather than producers and directors who drew the public to movies – I learned from Lillian Gish’s autobiography.
The Movie was KKK Propaganda and hardly reflected reality.
The movie was remade in 2016: The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) – Wikipedia
James Dean was born.
His last recorded performance during the filming of Giant: famous last words that turned out to be true.
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social …
Dec 22, 2014 — Question: · James Dean seems to have been bisexual with a preference toward male partners. · The evidence: · James Dean apparently engaged in sexual encounters …
1933, Japan – “Kanojo no Michi,” a novel by Nobuko Yoshiya (12 January 1896 – 11 July 1973), documents two women in love and was made into a film. Yoshiya was a Japanese novelist active in Taishō and Showa period Japan. She was one of modern Japan’s most commercially successful and prolific writers, specializing in serialized romance novels and adolescent girls’ fiction, as well as a pioneer in Japanese lesbian literature, including the Class S genre. Several of her stories have been made into films. On January 1923, Yoshiya met Monma Chiyo, a mathematics teacher at girls’ school in Tokyo. They remained together for over 50 years.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1945, France – The administration of General Charles de Gaulle decides to maintain the Vichy government’s decree establishing a discriminatory age of consent for same-sex acts.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
February 8, 1960
The House of Representatives Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight opened hearings on disc jockey “payola.”
The publisher of the song “Louie Louie” offered $1,000 to anyone would could find suggestive lyrics in the song.
Nicole LeFavour (born February 8, 1964) is an American politician and educator from Idaho who served as an Idaho State Senator from 2008 to 2012. LeFavour previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2004 until 2008. LeFavour’s partner of 12 years, Carol Growhoski, was, in the later years of LeFavour’s service in the legislature, invited to participate in the “Legisladies, a social organization of legislative spouses. LeFavour was the first ever openly gay member of the Idaho Legislature; her election campaigns have won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1977 – White House aide Midge Costanza (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010)meets with officers of the National Gay Task Force to discuss what the Carter administration can do to further the cause of gay rights. Margaret “Midge” Costanza was anAmericanpresidentialadvisor, social and political activist. A lifelong champion of gay and women’s rights, she was known for her wit, outspoken manner and commitment to her convictions. She was nominated and inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011 by Women’s Museum of California, Commission on the Status of Women, University of California, San Diego Women’s Center, and San Diego State UniversityWomen’s Studies.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Cher opened on Broadway in “Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.”
Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John hosted a one-hour ABC-TV special, “Let’s Get Physical,” named for her then-current hit controversial single.
LGBTQ@ Blogger Nina Notes: the Special was music videos done for the entire album, rather than Olivia with Guest Stars as previous specials and the tv special was instead of a tour.
1989 – At the University of Arizona, Liz Kennedy (born 1939) and Madeline Davis (born 1940)present on butch-fem Imagery and the lesbian fight for public spaces in the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy was one of the founding feminists of the field of Women’s Studies and is a lesbian historian whose book Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: A History of the Lesbian Community (co-authored with Madeline Davis) documents the lesbian community of Buffalo, New York in the decades before Stonewall. Madeline Davis is a noted gay rightsactivist. In 1970 she was a founding member of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, the first gay rights organization in Western New York. In 1972, Davis taught the first course on lesbianism in the United States. She was also a founding member of HAG Theater, the first all-lesbian theater company in the US.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990 – US Senate passes hate-crimes statistics act, requiring the federal government to compile data on hate crimes against gays and lesbians. It’s the first US law that recognizes gays and lesbians.
1994, France – The European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg, approves a resolution initiated by Claudia Roth (born 15 May 1955), representing Germany’s Green Party, that affirms a broadly defined gay and lesbian rights agenda, including the right to marry.
Universal Music, Warner Music, BMG, Sony Music and EMI officially unveiled Project Madison. The system was developed by International Business Machines Corp. to permit fast, secure distribution of full-length, CD-quality albums on the Internet.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
February 8, 2000
It was announced that Stan “the Man” Lee would create a comic book of the Backstreet Boys.
Kylie Minogue was voted the world’s sexiest woman in her 30s by UK magazine Good Housekeeping. Sade was voted No.4 in the over 40s with Madonna coming in at No.7
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
February 8, 2010
Fredericton’s annual Queer Pride celebrations have always been an exciting time of year for the city’s queer community, but this year the community was particularly proud. In a unanimous vote earlier this year, Fredericton’s City Council allowed the Fredericton Pride 2010 Committee to hold the city’s first Queer Pride Parade on August 8th.
The decision ended years of struggle by the queer community and allies to hold such a parade in the provincial capital because of City Council’s opposition (similar marches have been happening for years in Saint John and Moncton). With over three hundred marchers in attendance, as well as several hundred onlookers lining the parade route, the march was both a celebration of the city’s sexual and political diversity, as well as a way for straight allies to show support and solidarity with queer friends, family, and co-workers.
British Columbia was the host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, for the first time, the Olympic games included the Pride House for LGBT athletes.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Olympics is a primary place of gender scandals from last century, and these games were also where Long Distance Ski Jumpers sued under Canada laws for events to be equal between gender – and lost.
A report on the the rise of digital music showed that one in five consumers (19.6%) bought all their music as downloads. The report said that 27.7% of UK music fans purchased downloads from stores such as iTunes or Amazon; or streamed songs on services like Spotify or YouTube and that the streaming market was now worth £49m to record labels.
Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy blasted organizers of the Grammy Awards eve party for inviting her to the event. Whitney drowned in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite while she was getting ready for the bash last year and Cissy said it’s “obscene” to think she’ll celebrate the anniversary of her daughter’s passing at the hotel where she died.
At the 57th Grammy Awards, winners included Tony Bennett and
Lady Gaga’s “Cheek To Cheek” for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album,
Gay kiss on live TV evades Singapore’s ban on LGBT content | Singapore | The Guardian
Video clip of two men kissing in Beijing bar during Channel News Asia report hailed as ‘act of revolution’www.theguardian.com
Bisexual speedskater Ireen Wüst is the first individual athlete to win gold at 5 Olympic Games / LGBTQ Nation
Ireen Wüst is the Winter Olympics’ third winningest athlete and has more medals than any other speedskater…www.lgbtqnation.com
What Does “Going Slow” in a Lesbian Relationship Look Like?
What does going slow mean for lesbians, when the stereotype of a U-Haul is pretty applicable to me most of the time?www.autostraddle.com
Heather Dubrow’s Daughter Kat, 15, Comes Out as Lesbian | PEOPLE.com
“All I cared about was creating an environment where they all felt safe, comfortable, happy,” says Heather Dubrowpeople.com
Pinellas County removed an LGBTQ memoir from two school libraries. Some students want it returned | WUSF Public Media
Pinellas County Schools removed “Gender Queer: A Memoir” from general circulation at two of its schools, saying the graphic novel was not age appropriate for all high school students.wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu
A slate of LGBTQ stars & films were nominated for this year’s Oscars / LGBTQ Nation
Kristen Stewart, Ariana Debose, and several films on LGBTQ themes got Oscar nods…www.lgbtqnation.com
like policies of companies matter. they are not legislation/law
and like anything cannot not be gotten around or hacked online
by children who are more techie than adults especially
but mostly by the crime and predators who lure those without social sophistication and media literacy.
TikTok updates its policies with focus on minor and LGBTQ safety, age appropriate content and more – TechCrunch
Months after TikTok was hauled into its first-ever major congressional hearing over platform safety, the company is today announcing a series of policy updates and plans for new features and technologies aimed at making the video-based social network a safer and more secure environment, particularl…techcrunch.com
Heterosexuals have to stop being bothered others exist.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signals support for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced his support for a Florida bill that would would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in school.
The Census relates to the government budget. Being counted is as critical as voting.
LGBTQ people omitted from South Africa Census
Advocacy groups have urged the government to change coursewww.washingtonblade.com
Government of Canada Expands Volunteer Service Opportunities for Young Canadians
/CNW/ – Employment and Social Development Canada Young people were among the hardest hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the Government of Canada is…www.newswire.ca
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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.