LGBTQ2 for March 10

BCE to The Suffragettes

1778 – From George Washington’s letters: Lt. Enslin of Col. Malcolm’s regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy with John Monhort, a soldier. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with the Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes order Lt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return. Enslin was “dismissed with Infamy.” Little to nothing is known about the early life of Frederick Gotthold Enslin (born 1740), but it is believed he was educated and from a family of high standing in Europe, possibly southern Germany, due to reports that his command of the English language was outstanding and his penmanship was well formed. His approximate year of birth was 1740. When Enslin enlisted, he was given the appointment of lieutenant in the Continental Army. His assignment was under the command of Col. William Malcolm and Lt. Col. Aaron Burr. Malcolm’s regiment was formed in mid-1777, and placed into the 3rd Pennsylvania Brigade after a lengthy encampment at Valley Forge. For the rest of his life — and to present day — he would become known as the first person to be dishonorably discharged due to his sexual orientation.

1922

Variety magazine greeted readers with the front-page headline that read, “Radio Sweeping Country – 1,000,000 Sets in Use.”

1924, UK – Angela Morley (born Walter “Wally” Stott, 10 March 1924 – 14 January 2009) is born. She was an English composer and conductor. She attributed her entry into composing and arranging largely to the influence and encouragement of the Canadian light music composer Robert Farnon. In 1972, Morley underwent sex reassignment surgery. Later in life, she lived in Scottsdale, Arizona. She became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Academy Award when she was nominated for one in the category of Best Music, Original Song Score/Adaptation for The Little Prince (1974), a nomination shared with Alan Jay LernerFrederick Loewe, and Douglas Gamley. Morley died of a heart attack in 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

03-10-1931   John Rechy – Born in El Paso, Texas. He is an American novelist, dramatist, and literary critic. His novels are about gay culture in 

Los Angeles and across America. Rechy is one of the pioneers of modern LGBT literature. City of  Night, published in 1963, was a best seller. His novel, The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, was drawn from his own background and has been taught in several Chicano literature courses in the US. He is a faculty member at the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. In 2018, he won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction for After the Blue Hour.

1934 – John Rechy (born March 10, 1931) is born in El Paso, Texas. He is a Mexican American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic. In his novels, he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and wider America, among other subject matters, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literatureCity of Night, his debut novel published in 1963, was a best seller and is widely considered a seminal work in 20th century in literature. Drawing on his own background, he has contributed to Chicano literature, notably with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which has been taught in several Chicano literature courses throughout the United States. An outspoken activist, former hustler, and bodybuilder, he said he was once told by a drag queen “Your muscles are as gay as my drag.” He laughed and agreed. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

03-10-1955 Holly Hughes – Born in Saginaw, Michigan. She is an American lesbian performance artist. Her most famous and influential 

performance was in 1996 with Clit Notes. Her performances explores sexuality, body images, and the female mind. She has won an Obie Award and a Lambda Book Award. Hughes also received 7 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She works as an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. In 2010, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

03-10-1956 Mitchell Lichtenstein – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American actor, writer, producer, 

director, and the son of Roy Lichtenstein. In the film, The Wedding Banquet (1993), he played the boyfriend of a gay Taiwanese man living in the United States who is forced to marry by his parents. Other credits include Streamers (1983). His film Happy Tears premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and in February 2015, his film Angelica was screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He is openly gay.

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

March 10, 1967

Sonny & Cher appeared on the television show Man From U.N.C.L.E. on NBC.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971, France –  Guy Hocquenghem  (10 December 1946 – 28 August 1988) and others, mostly lesbian activists, disrupt a Paris conference on the “problem” of homosexuality. The demonstration leads to the formation the following month of a Gay Liberation group, Front Homosexual d’Action Revolutionnaire. Guy was a French writer, philosopher, and queer theorist. Though Hocquenghem had a significant impact on leftist thinking in France, his reputation has failed to grow to international prominence. Only the first of his theoretical tracts, Homosexual Desire (1972) and his first novel, L’Amour en relief (1982) have been translated into English. Although Race d’Ep! was shown at Roxie Cinema in San Francisco in April 1980 and released in America as The Homosexual Century, like Hocquenghem, the film is virtually unknown. Hocquenghem died of AIDS-related complications on 28 August 1988, at age 41.

1973

 Elton John’s former #1 “Crocodile Rock” was now at 7 on the USA charts

1979, Canada – International Women’s Day in Toronto includes a call for an end to harassment of lesbians as one of four demands. It is the first time lesbian rights becomes an upfront issue. 

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

1984

 the Eurythmics were #8 “Here Comes The Rain Again, the second hit for the duo.

1985: William Hoffman’s play about AIDS, As Is, opens at New York City’s Circle Rep Theater.  Less than six weeks later, Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart opens at the Public Theater.

March 10, 1987
AIDS advocacy group ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) is formed in response to the devastating affects the disease has had on the gay and lesbian community in New York. The group holds demonstrations against pharmaceutical companies profiteering from AIDS-related drugs as well as the lack of AIDS policies protecting patients from outrageous prescription prices.

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

1992

Prince received a Lifetime Achievement award at the Soul Train Awards.

1994, Germany – Paragraph 175, the section of the German Penal Code that outlaws sexual acts between men, is finally repealed. It was used heavily by the Nazis to persecute gay and bisexual men.

1997

American rhythm and blues singer Lavern Baker died from coronary complications aged 57. Had the 1958 US No.6 single ‘I Cried A Tear.’

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

2004

George Michael announced he was retiring from the music business following his album Patience.  He would only release songs on the Internet to raise money for charity.

2008

Pop diva Madonna, rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers The Dave Clark Five and instrumental Rock legends The Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

2009: In Tel Aviv, Uzi Even and his life partner was the first same-sex male couple in Israel whose right of adoption has been legally acknowledged.  The Israeli Court rules in their favor. Even is an Israeli professor emeritus of physical chemistry at Tel Aviv University and a former politician well known for being the first openly gay member of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament). In 2004, Even and Kama married in Canada. On 10 March 2009, the Israeli Family Court ruled that Even and Kama could legally adopt their foster son, Yossi Even-Kama, making them the first same-sex male couple in Israel whose right of adoption was legally acknowledged. In December 2012 Even set yet another legal precedent by divorcing Kama. The divorce was granted by the Family Court, since the Rabbinical Court does not recognize same-sex marriage. This might lead the way for straight couples to bypass the religious establishment as well, which, in Israel, holds monopoly on marriage and divorce affairs.

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

2010

An anti-abortion activist was arrested after allegedly making threats on Elton John’s life. The man was upset because the singer had suggested that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview.

2017

Joni Sledge, a part of the trio known as Sister Sledge, died of natural causes at the age of 60. The group is most often remembered for their 1979 Disco hit, “We Are Family”.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

PBS American Experience

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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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