BCE to The Suffragettes
02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery
petitions at the age of 17. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her deepest relationships were with other women and she never married. She was said to be the “third person” in the marriage of Stanton, her longtime companion with whom she traveled for three decades giving speeches. Anthony’s feminism and quest for equal rights for women and blacks was the first plank in the platform women were building for social justice in America.In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Her first treatise on women’s suffrage noted, “ Universal manhood suffrage, by establishing an aristocracy or sex, imposes upon the women of this nation a more absolute and cruel despotism than monarchy; in that women finds a political master in her father, husband, brother, son. The aristocracies of the old world are based upon birth, wealth, refinement, education, nobility, brave deeds of chivalry; in this nation, on sex alone; exalting brute force above moral power, vice above virtue, ignorance above education, and the son above the mother who bore him.”
February 15, 1903
The first teddy bear in America was introduced by Russian immigrants Morris and Rose Michtom.
02-15-1907 — 01-01-1994 Cesar Romero – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American actor, singer, dancer, and vocal artist. He was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. In 1935, Romero played a leading role in The Devil is a Woman opposite Marlene Dietrich. In the 1960s classic TV show,
Batman Romero played the Joker. Romero never married and was described as a “confirmed bachelor.” He appeared frequently at Hollywood events escorting actresses, such as Joan Crawford, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, Jane Wyman, and Ginger Rogers. Many historians and biographers have speculated on Romero being closeted about his sexuality. According to stories he told author Boze Hadleigh for the 1996 book Hollywood Gays, he had a wide-ranging gay sex life. Because he was “out” to all his entertainment industry colleagues, it was also stated the Romero’s homosexuality was Hollywood’s worst kept secret. In 1946, Romero and Tyrone Power went on an 8-week vacation in Power’s private plane. They traveled to Mexico, Central, and South America. Romero died in 1994 from complications of a blood clot.
02-15-1934 – 05-25-2005 Graham Kennedy – Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an Australian entertainer, radio, television,
and film performer. Kennedy is the most awarded star of Australian television and was known as The King of Australian television. Kennedy was closeted, though it was an open secret within the Australian television community, the subject was not discussed openly until after his death. Rob Astbury, a former top Australian Sportscaster, published King and I: My Life with Graham Kennedy, recounting his 20 year relationship with Kennedy.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1952 – Bill T. Jones (born February 15, 1952) is an Americanartistic director, choreographerand dancer. Jones has received numerous awards for his work including the 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work in Fela!Jones and his lover of 17 years, Arnie Zane (September 26, 1948 – March 30, 1988) danced and choreographed together. As an openly gay interracial couple they pushed the envelope and challenged their audiences’ preconceived notions about gender, race and sexuality. In 1982, they cofounded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. In 1986, Zane was diagnosed with AIDS, which claimed his life two years later. Watching his life partner die gave Jones a new sense of passion and urgency. Jones continues to dance and choreograph for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.
Elvis Presley’s five-song EP “Jailhouse Rock” hit #18 in the U.K.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles was the #1 song for a third week. Lesley Gore peaked at #2 with “You Don’t Own Me” while the new Beatles song “She Loves You” moved from 7 to 3.
02-15-1968 Richard Blanco – Born in Madrid, Spain. His family were Cuban exiles that moved from Spain to Miami when he was an
infant. He is an American poet, public speaker, author, and civil engineer. He is the fifth poet to read at a United States presidential inauguration. He read his poem, One Today, for Barack Obama’s second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. In the poem Queer Theory, According to My Grandmother, he described how his grandmother warned him as a young boy. “For God’s sake, never pee sitting down…/I’ve seen you” and “Don’t stare at The Six-Million Dollar Man./I’ve seen you” and “Never dance alone in your room.” He and his partner split their time between Bethel, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
February 15, 1970
After a Sly & the Family Stone concert ran hours late and resulted in more $1,000 damage at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall, the Daughters of the American Revolution imposed a ban against any further rock concerts at the venue.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980 – William Friedkin’s Cruising opens nationwide and is blasted by critics (gay and straight) for its depiction of homosexuality, but also, as one critic puts it, “[its] narrative loopholes [and] unconvincing plot twists.”
1983 – Lesbian playwright Jane Chambers(27 March 1937 – February 15, 1983)(A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove) dies of a brain tumor at the age of 45. She was a “pioneer in writing theatrical works with openly lesbian characters”. Beth Allen was her lover, companion and manager.
02-15-1985 Natalie Morales – Born in Kendall, Florida. She is an American actress and
starred in the ABC Family series The Middleman. Feature films she has appeared in include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance. Morales also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. On June 30, 2017, Morales came out on social media that she identified as queer. She plays the role as Rosie Casals in the film Battle of the Sexes that was released in September 22, 2017, starring Emma Stone as Billy Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.
Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut was moving back up after 48 weeks of release.
Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and doubled at #1 on the pop chart
1989 – A Los Angeles jury awards Rock Hudson’s (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985)ex-lover, Marc Christian (born on June 23, 1953)$21.75 million in damages for the emotional distress he claims to have suffered upon learning that Hudson had AIDS. The award is later reduced to $5.5 million.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
“This is the crowning achievement of my career and they want to give it to me secretly. It’s like I’m in the kitchen doing all the cooking and the waiters get all the credit. I cried. . . .I’ve been waiting so long.” Little Richard’s reaction upon hearing he was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy but would have to accept it at a dinner the night before.
1995, Canada – premiers. The film is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein(born April 6, 1955) and Jeffrey Friedman (August 24, 1951). The film is based on Vito Russo‘s (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990)book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexualand transgendercharacters. The film was given a limited release in select theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.
1999 –Stephen Brady (born 11 June 1959)and his partner Peter Stephens were the world’s first openly gay ambassadorial couple. Accompanied by Stephens, Brady presented his credentials as Australian Ambassador to Denmark, to Queen Margrethe II on February 15,1999.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2008 – Fifteen-year-old Lawrence King (January 13, 1993 – February 15, 2008)was shot on Feb. 12, 2008 and died two days later after a verbal exchange with 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in Oxnard, CA. King, an eighth-grader who identified as gay and occasionally wore makeup, high heels and other feminine attire to E. O. Green Junior High School, was shot in the head while in class at school. The story is captures in the documentary Valentine Road by director Marta Cunningham.
2009, Canada – Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race American reality TV series. RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is widely considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen of all time. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.RuPaul has been with his Australian partner, Georges LeBar, since 1994, when they met at the Limelightnightclub in New York City. They married in January 2017. LeBar is a painter and runs a 50-acre ranch in Wyoming.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2013 – Robbie Rogers (born May 12, 1987)is a television producer and former American professional soccer player. On this day, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu (19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998)in 1990. On May 26, 2013, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the LA Galaxy. Rogers began dating television writer producer Greg Berlanti (born May 24, 1972)[in 2013, and on February 18, 2016, they welcomed their first son via surrogacy, They were married on December 2, 2017, in Malibu, California.
Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo premieres.
‘Nuns quivered at the naughty bits!’ The story of trailblazing gay pop song Kay, Why? | Pop and rock | The Guardian
Unknown to many, this hilarious slice of high camp 60s psychedelia is a sought-after cult classic, made when being gay was still taboo. Its secret creators speak for the very first timewww.theguardian.com
Former Gucci Mane Artist Lil Wop Comes Out As Bisexual
The rapper’s reveal was met with overwhelming support from fans in the comments.hiphopdx.com
queer movies have long been about reinforcing heteronormativity
DEAR USA: Heterosexual women do not have equal rights.
Passing the Equality Act will ensure LGBTQ civil rights – The Boston Globe
This would not be a radical change, but it would be moral progress.www.bostonglobe.com
access to education and careers and secure housing
participation in society reduces suicide and increases the economy
AIPC Forms Cell For LGBTQ Community; Aims At Skill Enhancement For Employment Opportunities
The AIPC has also organised webinars by Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist and Congress member from Karnataka, and with parents of queer people, where they spoke about their experience in…thelogicalindian.com
the problem of magical and delusional thinking….
the difference between a religion and a cult is supposedly the amount of time spent within that group
24/7 is a cult
the real difference between a cult and a religion, is that in the religion, the original cult members have died of naturalish causes
owing to suicide cults not leaving many followers
Anti-LGBTQ pastor claims he has found 6 witches infiltrating his church / LGBTQ Nation
“You better look in my eyeballs, ’cause we ain’t afraid of you, you stinkin’ witch…www.lgbtqnation.com
Opinion: Only federal law can fully protect LGBTQ Iowans
I’ve witnessed the continued struggles LGBTQ people confront — and I know that our state’s nondiscrimination protections are not enough to shield them.www.press-citizen.com
Budapest restaurants leave a table for LGBTQ couples afraid to celebrate in public | TheMayor.EU
35 Restaurants in Budapest leave a rainbow-coloured candle on an empty table, raising awareness for LGBTQ couples, who are too afraid to celebrate love in a public space. According to Hungarian advoca..www.themayor.eu
this is where personal bigotry gets systemic:
first books, then people
Over 100 Bills Limiting LGBTQ and Race Talk in U.S. Schools Have Been Introduced This Year
Anti-LGBTQ+ activists are building on momentum from anti-critical race theorywww.bloomberg.com
those against are okay with suicide rates, it is outsourced genocide and it pointed to by those who oppress us as evidence that we are mentally ill
when it is really their being bothered by others that is mental illness
religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusion
and that includes name calling others all the way to violence
when a delusion is rejected and called out by others
LGBTQ authors and advocates say a plan to curb school talk about sex and gender identity could hurt teens | WFSU News
The bill would prohibit discussions about gender identity or sexual orientation in primary grade levels.news.wfsu.org
“OUTinPerth revealed back in December that the Girl Guides of WA’s new CEO was exploring options for changing the organisation’s rules so that transgender girls would no longer be able to be part of the membership. “
So she was victimized for protecting girls and being for women
funny how heterosexual maledom is one gender and everyone else under woman, when there are supposed to be more than two….
Former Guides CEO Karyn Lisignoli says she’s a victim of “cancel culture” | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture
Karyn Lisignoli, who spent less than a fortnight as the CEO of Girl Guides WA before being fired, says she’s a victim of “cancel culture”. www.outinperth.com
Sonal Chauhan calls for better LGBT representation in Bollywood | Bollywood – Hindustan Times
The conversations around the evolving portrayal of the queer community in Bollywood have increased manifold in the recent past | Bollywoodwww.hindustantimes.com
Jurgen Klopp nominated in 2022 British LGBT Awards alongside Lady Gaga and Olly Alexander – Mirror Online
The Liverpool manager has been recognised for his efforts while the club as a whole have also been nominated for an award thanks to their recent ‘Red Together’ campaignwww.mirror.co.uk
LGBT History Month – historic LGBTQIA+ icons to know
Every February the UK celebrates LGBT+ History Month this is everything you need to know including why LGBT History Month is celebratedwww.cosmopolitan.com
LGBT Rights Under Renewed Pressure in Hungary | Human Rights Watch
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and the groups who work to protect them are under fresh pressure in Hungary.www.hrw.org
people link events link
Feb 15, 2017 — Ghaziani, Amin. “The Reinvention of Heterosexuality.” The Gay and Lesbian Review, v. 17, n. 3, May-June 2010: 27-29. Halperin, David M.
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.