BCE to The Suffragettes
March 5, 1624
In the American colony of Virginia, legislation was passed exempting the upper class from whipping.
March 5, 1750
In New York City, the play “King Richard III” was performed at the Theatre on Nassau Street, a two-story structure that held about 280 people. It was the first Shakespearean play to be
03-05-1885 – 08-10-1959 Dr. Louise Pearce – Born in New York City, New York. She was
the first American woman pathologist who took a research position at the Rockefeller Institute. She helped develop a treatment for African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness was a fatal epidemic which had devastated areas of Africa, killing two-thirds of the population of Uganda between 1900 and 1906 alone. Pearce, along with Walter Abraham Jacobs, Michael Heidelberger, and Wade Hampton Brown, developed drugs for its treatment. In 1920, Pearce, risked her life and traveled to the Belgian Congo where she developed and carried out a drug testing program on humans. The drug, tryparsamide, proved successful in combating the epidemic, curing 80% of cases. For her work, Pearce received the Order of the Crown of Belgium and in 1953, Belgium further honored her and her co-workers appointing them Officers of the Royal Order of the Lion. Pearce also successfully developed treatment for syphilis and because of her studies of tumors, along with Brown, the Brown-Pearce tumor became standard test material in cancer laboratories. For many years, Pearce lived with physician Sara Josephine Baker and author I. A. R. Wylie. All were members of Heterodoxy, a feminist biweekly luncheon discussion club, of which many members were lesbian or bisexual. After Baker’s death in 1945, Pearce and Wylie continued living together until both died in 1959. Wylie and Pearce are buried alongside each other at the Trevenna Farm’s family cemetery, Skillman, New Jersey.
1898 – In San Bernardino, California, William Burke and Harry Fisher were found guilty of a crime against nature and given 25 years each in prison.
1922, Italy – Pier Paolo Pasolini (5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975)is born in Bologna. He was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual. Pasolini also distinguished himself as an actor, journalist, philosopher, philologist, novelist, playwright, painter, and political figure. While openly gay from the very start of his career (thanks to a gay sex scandal that sent him packing from his provincial hometown to live and work in Rome), Pasolini rarely dealt with homosexuality in his movies. He remains a controversial personality in Italy due to his blunt style and the focus of some of his works on taboo sexual matters, but he is an established major figure in European literature and cinematic arts. His murder prompted an outcry in Italy and its circumstances continue to be a matter of heated debate.
03-05-1931 – 12-29-1987 Sheldon Andelson – Place of birth unknown. He was the first openly gay University of California Regent. Andelson was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Jerry
Brown in 1980, and served until 1986. He was also a fund-raiser for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Walter Mondale. He was instrumental in the appointment of one of the first openly gay judges in California, Rand Schrader. At Andelson’s urging, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Schrader to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1980. Andelson was also a member of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world), a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art, director of the ACLU Foundation, and served on the 1984 Olympic Games committee. On December 29, 1987, he died of complications related to AIDS.
1933, Germany – One of the largest LGBT clubs of hundreds in Berlin is shut down nine days after a “Public Morality” directive that gay bars and clubs be closed.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
03-05-1942 Laurie Toby Edison – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American portrait
photographer that is active in feminist art, LGBT rights, and fat acceptance movements. In 1994, she published Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes and in 2004 published Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes. Her third book was completed in 2007, titled Women of Japan, showed clothed portraits of women in Japan from many Japanese cultures and backgrounds. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world. Edison has been married twice and has a daughter from each marriage. She identifies as being bisexual.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
In response to an appeal by the University of North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld its (Brown vs. Board of Education) May 1954 ban on racial segregation in America’s state schools, colleges and universities.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
03-05-1966 – 08-24-2017 Julie “JD” Disalvatore – Born in Plymouth,
Massachusetts. She was an American LGBT film and television producer/director, gay rights activist, and animal rights activist. Her film credits include the award winning Shelter (2007), Eating Out (2006), A Marine Story (2010), and Elena Undone (2010). Disalvatore also wrote about LGBT films for Curve magazine, GayWired.com, and other LGBT outlets. She also had a daily blog on Gay and Lesbian entertainment. At the age of 51, she died of breast cancer.
03-05-1966 Michael Irvin – Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights. He is a former NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. Irvin is also a former
broadcaster for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and currently an analyst for NFL Network. In 2007, he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2011, Irvin, in an article for Out magazine, discussed his homosexual older brother, who died of stomach cancer in 2006. He claimed his initial feelings of homophobia in relation to his brother led to womanizing during his playing days, but eventual acceptance and feelings of love toward his older brother initiated his understanding for people with difficulty sharing their circumstances. He has now become a passionate supporter of gay athletes and equal rights for same-sex couples.
Dusty Springfield collapsed while taping a TV appearance.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1974, Canada – In Milton, Ontario, fundamentalist minister Ken Campbell, outraged by Hamilton-McMaster Homophile Association members addressing his daughter’s high school class, forms the Halton Renaissance Committee, forerunner of Renaissance Canada. Eventually it becomes one of strongest opponents of gay rights movement.
03-05-1974 Matt Lucas – Born in Paddington, London, England. He is an English comedian, screenwriter, singer, and actor. He is best known for his work with David Williams in the television
show Little Britain. In May, 2007, he placed seventh in the list of the UK’s 100 most influential gay men and women, by British newspaper The Independent. Lucas launched a new comedy series called Pompidou for BBC Two. The show began March 1, 2015.
“The Love Theme from A Star Is Born”, from the film starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, was the top tune in the US. It reached number 3 in the UK.
On the USA Charts, Barbra Streisand registered her third career #1 with “Evergreen” ABBA had their second Top 10 with “Dancing Queen” at #6
Barbra Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Theme From A Star Is Born’, her second US No.1. It made No.3 in the UK
The NASA space probe Voyager 1 flew past Jupiter and sent back photographs of the planet and its moons.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Wham! (George Michael and Andrew Ridgely) make their US television debut when they appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.
George Michael once again had the #1 song with “Father Figure”. # 5 The Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield with “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”,
Faith by George Michael remained as the album to beat for the sixth week. The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was next
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
03-05-1993 Letitia de Jong – Born in Veenwouden, The Netherlands. She is a
Dutch long-distance skater specializing in sprint races. She was a member of the Dutch team that won Gold at the European Championships Distances. On April 4, 2017, it became public knowledge that she was in a relationship with Dutch skater Ireen Wüst.
Celine Dion remained at #1 for the fourth week with “The Power Of Love”.
1999 – Young playwright Samantha Gellar wins a writing contest in Charlotte, NC, but her play is banned from production by the Children’s Theater of Charlotte because of the play’s theme of love between two women. As a result, her play is produced off-Broadway by a group of actors and Ms. Gellar goes on to be named one of the most influential women under 20 by Ms. Magazine in 2000.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with her version of the Don McLean 1972 hit ‘American Pie’. It was her 50th UK hit and the singers ninth UK No.1 and taken from the soundtrack to the 2000 film The Next Best Thing.
2004: The Wisconsin State Assembly approved of an amendment to the state constitution (68-27) that would ban both same-sex marriages and civil unions.
2006 – Ang Lee wins the academy award for Best Director for the film Brokeback Mountain, an American neo-Western romantic drama filmdirected by Lee and produced by Diana OssanaandJames Schamus. Adapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twistin the American West from 1963 to 1983.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
72-year-old Soul legend Aretha Franklin appeared on US TV’s American Idol and told the group of 16 finalists that they should “Keep physically fit… and stay away from the wrong kind of people… anything that would be career ending.” She went on to say “Meet the challenge and kick butt!”
Mar 5, 2021 — Congress must advance the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act; ICYMI – HRC hosted press conference as anti-LGBTQ bills advance.
LGBTQ community to celebrate Mardi Gras at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia, March 5. Activists protesting on Oxford Street.
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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.