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LGBTQ2 for March 8

BCE to The Suffragettes

203 AD, Syria – Heliogablus (203-March 11, 222), who became Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, was born in Syria. The boy Emperor of Rome loved his men but was forced to create an heir so he married. He was so impressed with the pomp and circumstance of the marriage ceremony that he did it again twice in one night taking as his husband a young charioteer named Gorianus who was described by a contemporary as “hung like his horse” and as his wife, a boy named Hierocles. The wedding night with both was consummated before the wedding guests. Eventually Heliogablus was killed by his enemies with a sword up his posterior. He was 19. 

1702, UK – Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) becomes queen of Great Britain. She was the Queen of EnglandScotlandand Ireland between 8 March 1702 and 1 May 1707.  On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state known as Great Britain. She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death. Around 1671, she had met Sarah Jennings with whom she had a close relationship for nearly 50 years. Their relationship turned negative over time due to politics. Sarah started rumors that Anne was a lesbian and threatened to make their love letters public. Anne dismissed Sarah from the court forever. Sarah was supplanted in Anne’s affections by a cousin of hers, Abigail Hill. She had caught the Queen’s attention during Sarah’s frequent absences from Court, and Sarah was never again to be the Queen’s closest confidant.

03-08-1887 – 09-24-1963 Lady Una Vincenzo Troubridge (born Margot Elena Gertrude 

Taylor) – She was raised in Montpelier Square, London, England. She was a British sculptor and translator. Troubridge was the long-time partner (28 years) of Radclyffe Hall. Hall and Troubridge met in 1915 through Troubridge’s cousin, singer Mabel Batten. Batten was Hall’s lover at the time. Batten died in 1916, and Hall and Troubridge moved in together the following year. Troubridge wrote about the intensity of their relationship in her diary: “I could not, having come to know her, imagine life without her.”

03-08-1896 – 01-25-1975 Charlotte Whitton – Born in Renfrew, Ontario. She was a 

Canadian feminist and politician. She was the first woman mayor of a major Canadian city, serving from 1951 to 1956, and again from 1960 to 1964. In 1934, she was named a Commander of the British Empire and in 1967, was made Officer of the Order of Canada. She made an appearance on the American TV show What’s My Line. She was accused of racism and anti-Semitism, although Whitton was well received by various Jewish organizations in her lifetime. From what I read, she seemed to be a “complete anglophile” and opposed all non-British immigration to Canada. Whitton never married and lived for years with Margaret Grier (1892-December 9, 1947). Her relationship with Grier did not become public until 1999, when the National Archives of Canada publicly released her personal papers that included many intimate letters between the two women. Upon her death, Whitton was buried alongside Grier at Thompson Hill Cemetery, Horton, Ontario, Canada. She is noted for saying, “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”

March 8, 1907

A women’s suffrage bill was rejected by the British House of Commons.

1909 – International Women’s Day — First celebrated in the US on February 28, 1909, the International Women’s Day has become a worldwide event to acknowledge women’s contribution to international peace and security and highlight their ongoing struggle for equality and security. While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

March 8, 1910

The King of Spain gave authorization for women to attend universities.

march 8, 1917

Rioting and strikes during International Women’s Day protests in St. Petersburg signaled the beginning of Russia’s “February Revolution,”so named because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – In New York City, the Veterans Benevolent Association incorporates “to unite socially and fraternally, all veterans and their friends, of good and moral character.” The group, which had about 100 members at its height, helps gay male veterans with legal and employment problems, besides holding social events attended by as many as 500.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951 – Monica F. Helms (born March 8, 1951) is a transgender activist, author, and veteran of the United States Navy. She created the Transgender Pride Flagin 1999. It was first flown at a Pride Parade in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2000. Helms donated the original Transgender Pride Flag at the first ceremony honoring the addition of a collection of LGBT historical items at the Smithsonian on August 19, 2014.

1954  – Pat Califia (born 1954), formerly also known by the last name Califia-Rice) is an American writer of non-fiction essays about sexuality and of erotic fiction and poetry. Califia is a bisexual trans man. Prior to transitioning, he identified as a lesbian and as such, wrote for many years a sex advice column for the gay men‘s leather magazine Drummer. His writings explore sexuality and gender identity, and have included lesbian erotica and works about BDSM subculture. 

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

03-08-1964 Thomas Bezucha – Place of birth unknown. He is an American screenwriter 

and director. He wrote and directed Big Eden (2000) and The Family Stone (2005). He also directed Monte Carlo, which he co-wrote with April Blair. He is openly gay.

march 8, 1965

David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called ‘Gadzooks! It’s All Happening’ when they performed their current single ‘I Pity The Fool.’

03-08-1966 Gregory Barker – Born in Worthing, Sussex, United 

Kingdom. He is a British Conservative Party politician. In May 201o, he was appointed Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change. He was married to heiress Celeste Harrison. In 2006, he left his wife for a man that was hired as an interior decorator. He did confirm that he is gay. He also voted in favor in the House of Commons Second Reading vote on marriage equality in Britain.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970: In the wee morning hours, New York City police raid a gay bar called the Snake Pit, arresting 167 patrons. At the police station, one of the arrestees, an Argentine national named Diego Vinales so feared the possibility of deportation that he leapt from a second-story window of the police station, impaling himself on the spikes of an iron fence.  He survived, though firemen were forced to cut out a section of the fence with Vinales still skewered on it, in order to move him to the hospital.  One journalist remarked, “It is no crime to be *in* a place that is serving liquor illegally, the only crime is to run such a place.  There were no grounds for hauling the customers away.”  Though charges against other patrons are dropped, Vinales was rebooked for “resisting arrest” and officers are stationed outside his hospital room to prevent another escape.

March 08, 1971

Silent movie comic actor Harold Lloyd died of prostate cancer at the age of 77.   (Safety Last!, The Freshman, The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, Speedy, Welcome Danger, The Kid Brother, Girl Shy, Dr. Jack, Grandma’s Boy, A Sailor-Made Man, Why Worry?, Hot Water, For Heaven’s Sake, Professor Beware, The Milky Way)

March 8, 1975

1975 Icelandic women’s strike – Wikipedia

03-08-1976   JoCasta Zamarripa – Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is an American politician who has represented the 8th district in the Wisconsin State Assembly since 2010. In a July 2012 interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, she stated that she is bisexual. In 2014, she was included in the annual “40 under 40” list in The Advocate.

1978 – The Lesbian Mothers Defense Fund is launched in Toronto by the group Wages Due Lesbians. It maintained women should be paid for rearing children pointing out that female parenting is a job that is 24/7. 

1979: The New York Times runs a front-page photograph of six men being executed by firing squad in Iran for allegedly having committed crimes of “homosexual rape.”  Since the Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power just four weeks earlier, there have been growing reports of gay men — as well as Jews, Baha’is, “blasphemers,” “heretics,” former members of the Iranian aristrocracy , and others — being blackmailed, imprisoned, tortured, dismembered, hanged and/or shot. By the time Khomeini gets around to celebrating his first anniversary of his Islamic revolution, the body count is in the thousands.

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


Queen lasted a third week at #1 with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”,


After 50 weeks, Whitney Houston’s debut album incredibly returned to #1 after peaking at #2 on October 26. #4  Barbra Streisand’s highly successful The Broadway Album 

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


Cher won the worst dressed female, and worst video for ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, in The Rolling Stone Magazine’s awards, Donny Osmond won the most unwelcome comeback award.

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


China was set to impose stricter rules on foreign pop stars after Bjork caused controversy by shouting “Tibet, Tibet” at a Shanghai concert after a powerful performance of her song Declare Independence. Talk of Tibetan independence was considered taboo in China, which had ruled the territory since 1951. A spokesperson from the culture ministry said Bjork would be banned from performing in China if there was a repeat performance.

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


5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 8 – Georgia Voice › 5 LGBT Things

Mar 8, 2017 — 4. Actress Laverne Cox made history as the first trans actress cast as a trans character in a major television show. Now, she’s leaving another …

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – March 8 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-march-8

Mar 8, 2018 — While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman’s …

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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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