BCE to The Suffragettes
03-03-1756 – 01-15-1815 Françoise Marie Antoinette Saucerotte (called Mlle Raucourt) – Born in Nancy, France. She was a French actress that was with the Comédie Française from 1772 to 1799, where she became famous as a tragedienne. Her beauty and talent made her famous but her love affairs with other women made her notorious. One of her lovers was the opera soprano Sophie Arnould. At the outbreak of the French Revolution she was imprisoned for six months with other royalist members of the Comédie Française. In prison she met her last lover, Hanriette Simonnot-Ponty, with whom she lived with until her death in 1815.
03-03-1900 – 10-17-1987 Ruby Dandridge – Born in Wichita, Kansas. She was an American actress from the early 1900s to the 1950s. Dandridge is
best known for her role on the radio show Amos ’n Andy. She played “Sally” in the 1959 movie A Hole in the Head. For one season (1961-1962), Dandridge played the maid on the TV show Father Knows Best. She was married in 1919 to Cyril Dandridge and divorced in 1922. Her second daughter born in 1922 was the Academy Award-nominated actress Dorothy Dandridge. After her divorce, Ruby became romantically involved with Geneva Williams. She died of a heart attack in 1987.
03-03-1903 – 09-13-1959 Adrian – Born in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He was an American fashion and costume designer. Born as Adrian Adolph Greenberg. His most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and other MGM films of the 1930s and 1940s. During his career, he designed costumes for over 250 films. Adrian was most famous for his evening gown designs for stars like
Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Jeanette MacDonald, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, and Joan Crawford. He also designed the ruby slippers for Judy Garland in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz that are now on display at the Smithsonian. Though he was openly gay, he married Janet Gaynor ( who was a lesbian) in 1939, possibly in response to the anti-gay attitudes of the movie studio heads and the sex-negative atmosphere created by the Production Code. They remained married until his death in 1959. Gaynor and Adrian had one son, Robin, born in 1940.
The pro KKK movie “The Birth of a Nation,” starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, and Henry B. Walthall, opened in New York City. Despite protests from the NAACP, the $2-a-seat ticket price, and a running time of almost three hours, the film played in New York for 10 months and was viewed by an estimated 825,000 people.
A hundred years later: the remake:
The Birth of a Nation (2016) – IMDb
The Birth of a Nation: Directed by Nate Parker. With Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley. Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.www.imdb.com
03-03-1926 – 02-06-1995 James Ingram Merrill – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American poet. In 1977 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Divine Comedies. He also wrote essays, fiction, and
plays. His father was one of the founding partners of the Merrill Lynch investment firm, his mother was a society reporter and publisher. Merrill’s partner for three decades was writer and artist, David Jackson. Despite great personal wealth from an unbreakable trust made early in his childhood, Merrill lived modestly. He created the Ingram Merrill Foundation in the 1950s. The private foundation subsidized literature, the arts, and public television. He met filmmaker Maya Deren in 1945 and the poet Elizabeth Bishop a few years later, giving much needed financial assistance to both as well as providing funds to hundreds of other writers, often anonymously. On February 6, 1995, he died of from a heart attack related to AIDS. His ashes and the remains of David Jackson are buried side by side.
The “Star Spangled Banner” was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally known as “Defense of Fort McHenry.”
The first jazz album to sell a million copies was recorded. It was “Minnie The Moocher” by Cab Calloway.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: a nation founded without a supernatural basis and with the right to pursue happiness, until the 1950s when God was added to the oath and American Money.
1938 – Dr. Don Kilhefner (born March 3, 1938) is born. He is an LGBTQ rights activist, community organizer, and Jungian psychologist living in West Hollywood, California. He is a pioneer Gay Liberationist, co-founder (with Morris Kight) of the LA LGBT Center and Van Ness Recovery House and (with Harry Hay) the Radical Faeries. He has devoted the past 50 years to gay community organizing in Los Angeles and nationally. He founded and co-founded multiple gay organizations, including the Radical Faeries and the LA Community Services Center(now the Los Angeles LGBT Center) and Van Ness Recovery House.He was among the first volunteers in the Peace Corps in 1962. As a response to what he believed was an assimilationist attitude in the mainstream gay rights movement, he co-founded the spiritual/countercultural Radical Faeries movement. This loose network explored queer consciousness, one that Kilhefner believed was fundamentally different than that of heterosexuals. He recently wrote a column for Frontiers, Southern California largest gay newspaper, called Edging Out: Exploring the Frontiers of Gay Consciousness with Don Kilhefner.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, Samuel Cardinal Strich, bans Rock ‘n’ Roll from Catholic schools in his district, saying “When our schools and centers stoop to such things as Rock And Roll tribal rhythms, they are failing seriously in their duty.” A week after his remarks, a survey of record retailers, distributors and disc jockeys revealed that the Cardinal’s words had no affect on Rock record sales in the area.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
\03-03-1968 Patrick Guerriero – Place of birth unknown. He is a former Massachusetts state legislator, mayor, and advocate for marriage equality. On January 1, 2003, Guerriero succeeded Rich Tafel as leader of the Log Cabin Republicans (gay Republican organization). In early 2004, he earned national recognition for successfully challenging President George W. Bush – launching the first national television ad that helped defeat Bush’s proposed Federal Marriage Amendment. In October 2004, Guerriero filed Log Cabin Republicans v. United States challenging the constitutionality of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. On September 1, 2006, he became the first executive director of the Gill Action Fund, an organization working to advance gay and lesbian equality through the legislative, political, and electoral process.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
South African radio lifts its five-year ban on Beatles’ music.
Elton John and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform for a packed house at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
on the USA LP Charts, Elton John had his second #1 , following up Honky Chateau with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player.
03-03-1972 – 06-25-2009 Yasmine (Hilde Rens) – Born in Antwerp, Belgium. She was a Belgian singer, presenter, and television personality. She came out as a lesbian in 1996, becoming an
established LGBT icon for Flemish and Dutch youth. Yasmine further positioned herself as a leading LGBT icon by marrying television personality Marianne Dupon (winner of the reality TV show De Mol) in 2003. The couple divorced in April 2009. On June 25, 2009, Yasmine committed suicide – her suicide reportedly followed a severe depression allegedly over her split with Dupon.
03-03-1973 Xavier Bettel – Born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. He is the first openly gay Prime Minister of Luxembourg, December 4, 2013. He is the third openly gay head of government
following Iceland’s former Prime Minister, Jóhanna Sigurôadóttir and Belgium’s former Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo. As of October 2014, he was the only gay world leader. Bettel married his long time partner, Gauthier Destenay. They were married in 2015, when the same-sex marriage laws came into effect.
He and architect Gauthier Destenay entered a civil partnership in 2010 and married on May 5, 2015 after Luxembourg’s legislators approved same-sex marriage. Bettel becomes the first openly gay Prime Minister in December 2013, after an election campaign in which his sexuality was not a secret nor an issue. Bettel previously served as Mayor of Luxembourg City, member of the Chamber of Deputies and member of the Luxembourg City communal council. Bettel is a member of the Democratic Party. Bettel is the third openly gay head of government following Iceland’s Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (2009–2013) and Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (2011–2014). Leo Varadkar (born 18 January 1979) joined them as the prime minister of Ireland in 2017.
The Bee Gees scored their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Tragedy.’ Also today The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US album chat with ‘Spirits Having Flown’, the brother’s second US No.1 album.
on the usa song charts, The Bee Gees were up to #4 after only four weeks with “Tragedy” but Olivia Newton-John was on the way down with “A Little More Love”. Donna Summer had her fifth Top 10, this time with Brooklyn Dreams on “Heaven Knows” at six, Chic’s #1 smash “Le Freak” now 7, the Village People was everywhere with “Y.M.C.A.” at 8
Anne Murray continued to hold on to #1 on the newly renamed Adult Contemporary chart with “I Just Fall In Love Again”.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Rockwell with considerable help from Michael Jackson had the new R&B #1–“Somebody’s Watching Me”.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1993 – The organization Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force is founded. Its purpose is to work toward equal rights for LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants and binational couples, equal immigration, and asylum. It was first convened in 1993 by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and The Center International Lesbian and Gay Association, and is advocating the reform of discriminatory immigration laws in the USA.
Madonna‘s album “Ray of Light” was released.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Penguin Group announced that Madonna had written five illustrated story books for readers aged 6 and above. Publication was scheduled to begin in September 2003.
2010 – Congress approves a law signed in December 2009 that legalizes same-sex marriage in the Washington, DC.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Mar 3, 2018 — 1973, Luxembourg – Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (born 3 March 1973) is born today. He and architect Gauthier Destenay entered a civil …
Today in LGBT History – MARCH 3 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-march-3-2Mar 3, 2019 — 1938 – Don Kilhefner(born March 3, 1938) is born. He founded and co-founded multiple gay organizations, including the Radical Faeries and the LA …
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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.