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LGBTQ2 for March 9

BCE to The Suffragettes

March 9, 1839

The Daguerreotype photo process was announced by the French Academy of Science.

03-09-1861 — 09-14-1916   Edith Ellis – Born in Manchester, England. She was an English writer and women’s

 rights activist. She married sexologist Havelock Elis in November 1891. From the beginning, their marriage was unconventional. She was openly lesbian and at the end of the honeymoon, Havelock moved back to his bachelor quarters. She had several affairs with women, which her husband was aware of. Havelock’s autobiography, My Life (1939) focuses on their open marriage. During the late 1800’s, Edith began a relationship with Lily, an artist from Ireland. When Lily died in 1903 from Bright’s Disease, Edith was devastated. In March of 1916, Edith had a nervous breakdown and that September, she died of diabetes. 

03-09-1892 – 06-02-1962 Vita Sackville-West – Born in Knole House, United Kingdom. She was an English writer, poet, and gardener. Her long narrative poem, The Land, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927. 

1892, UK – Vita Sackville-West,  Lady Nicolson, (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962) is born in Knole, England. She was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer. The lesbian writer married gay diplomat Harold Nicolson (21 November 1886 – 1 May 1968) . The story of her passionate but disastrous affair with Violet Trefusis is beautifully told in “Portrait of a Marriage” by her son Nigel Nicolson. She was the inspiration for the androgynous protagonist of Orlando: A Biography, by her famous friend and lover, Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941). Vita was more deeply involved with author Violet Keppel (6 June 1894 – 29 February 1972). The sexual relationship began when they were both in their teens and strongly influenced them for years. Both later married and became writers.  In 1927 Sackville-West had an affair with Mary Garman (1898–1979), a member of the Bloomsbury Group and between 1929 and 1931 with Hilda Matheson (June 7, 1888 – October 30, 1940), head of the BBC Talks Department. In 1931, Sackville-West was in a ménage à trois with journalist Evelyn Irons (17 June 1900 – 3 April 2000) and Irons’s lover, Olive Rinder. Sackville-West is remembered for the celebrated garden at Sissinghurst created with her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson.And in 1933, she won it again with her Collected Poems. She is the only writer to have won twice. She was known for her exuberant aristocratic life and her passionate affair with novelist Virginia Woolf. Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which she and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, created at their estate also became famous. Today the garden is owned and maintained by the National Trust. It is among the most famous gardens in England. The same-sex relationship that had the deepest and most lasting effect on Sackville-West’s personal life was with the novelist Violet Trefusis. They attended school together and the relationship began when they were both in their teens. Vita also had a passionate affair between 1929 and 1931 with Hilda Matheson, head of the BBC Talks Department.

03-09-1910 – 01-23-1981 Samuel Barber (Samuel Osmond Barber II) – Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was an American composer of 

orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. Most famous for his Adagio for Strings. He won the Pulitzer Prize twice: 1958 for his first opera Vanessa, and in 1963 for his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. He was lovers with the composer Menotti with whom he shared a house in Mount Kisco, New York for over 40 years.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1947 – Carrie Chapman Catt (Jan. 9, 1859-March 9, 1947) dies. She was an American women’s suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave American women the right to vote in 1920. Catt was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women. She was one of the best-known women in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. For over twenty years she lived with fellow suffragist, Mary Garrett Hay (August 29, 1857- August 29, 1928). On March 9, 1947, Catt died of a heart attack in her home in New Rochelle, New York. She was buried alongside her longtime partner, Hay, at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York City.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


In New York City, the Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

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

03-09-1962 Richard Quest – Born in Liverpool, England. He is an 

English journalist and CNN International anchor and reporter. On June 26, 2014, he came out as gay on his CNN television program, Quest Means Business, where he described his past experience as a closeted gay man.

03-09-1963 Lord Ivar Mountbatten – Born in London, England. He is an English aristocrat and the third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. He was 

married and has three daughters. In September 2016, Lord Ivar came out as gay and revealed that he was in a relationship with James Coyle, an airline cabin services director that he met while at a ski resort in Verbier. Although Lord Ivar is not a member of the British royal family, he is the first member of the extended family to come out as gay.

1969 – Los Angeles police savagely beat a gay man to death during the Dover Hotel raid. The Dover operated as an early version of the soon-to-become-popular bathhouse scene. It was also the scene of a number of raids by LAPD’s vice squad for the easy bust of “faggots.” During a raid by the LAPD Vice Squad on March 9, 1969, four months prior to the Stonewall riots in New York City, Howard Efland, a male nurse checked into the hotel under the pseudonym of J. McCann. By the end of that day Efland would be brutally beaten outside the hotel by police in front of numerous witnesses. Though several witnesses claimed that Efland died at the scene, arresting officers Chauncy and Halligan said Elfland was alive then claimed that halfway to the station from where they had arrested him, he kicked open the door and fell out onto the Hollywood Freeway. No one was ever held accountable for the murder of Howard Efland. On March 2, 2016, Back2Stonewall’s Will Kohler talked with LAPD’s  Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Liaison in the Community Relations Department who promised to look into the Efland case after 46 years.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

March 9, 1972

At Madison Square Garden in New York City, a benefit concert for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern featured performances by Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, “Mama” Cass Elliot, and appearances by actors Burt Lancaster, Jon Voight, Britt Ekland and Jack Nicholson. Their efforts were in vain, as McGovern lost the November 7th election to Nixon by nearly 18 million votes.

March 9, 1976

Queen’s “A Night At The Opera” album was certified Gold. It would go on to be a Platinum seller in America with worldwide sales of over six million copies. At the time, it was reported to be the most expensive album ever produced and took its name from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera, which the band watched one night at the studio complex where they were recording.

 David Bowie appeared at the Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida.

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


Dead Or Alive were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). It was the first No.1 for the production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman who went on to produce over 100 UK Top 40 hits.

1989: Noted gay artist Robert Mapplethorpe dies of AIDS in Boston at the age of 42.  Mapplethorpe’s work is later at the center of a major arts funding controversy in the United States. Mapplethorpe’s work is later at the center of a major arts funding controversy in the United States. He was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits and still-life images of flowers. His most controversial work is that of the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York City. The homoeroticism of this work fuelled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.

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


Whitney Houston continued to own the #1 song on the R&B chart with “All The Man That I Need”.

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

2004 – Asbury Park, New Jersey, begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples but they’re later nullified because they were illegally issued.


Washington D.C. same-sex marriages begins.

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

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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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