BCE to The Suffragettes
222, Italy – Elagabalus (c. 203 – March 11, 222) is assassinated at age 18 because of his relationship with Hierocles, a charioteer. Elagabalus was Roman emperor from 218 to 222. A member of the Severan dynasty, he was Syrian, the second son of Julia Soaemias and Sextus Varius Marcellus. In his early youth he served as a priest of the god Elagabalus in the hometown of his mother’s family, Emesa. As a private citizen, he was probably named Sextus Varius Avitus Bassianus. Elagabalus, barely 14 years old, became emperor, initiating a reign remembered mainly for sex scandals and religious controversy. Elagabalus developed a reputation among his contemporaries for extreme eccentricity, decadence, and zealotry. He suffers one of the worst reputations among Roman emperors.
March 11, 1818
Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” was first published.
LGBTQ@ Blogger Nina Notes: Women finally being able to access the public via distibuted means explains the hatred of women in applied experimental sciences: males would would rather reanimate the dead than procreate
March 11, 1824
The Bureau of Indian Affairs was created by the U.S. War Department. Ely Parker of the Seneca tribe became the first Indian to lead the Bureau.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
03-11-1941 David Boise – Born in Sycamore, Illinois. He is an American lawyer that has been involved in high-profile cases. Olson, a Republican
and conservative, recruited liberal Democrat Boise to fight against California’s Prop. 8. Having these two lawyers showed that marriage equality was a bipartisan belief. It is indisputable that having Olson and Boise prominently involved in this effort helped move public opinion, especially with conservatives, toward favoring the freedom to marry. The lawsuit failed in the stated goal of winning a national right to same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court, but it did return gay marriage to California. It was when the Supreme Court declared that DOMA was unconstitutional that gave same-sex couples the right to marry across the nation.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
the incredible “Sound of Music” Soundtrack was #8,
“Doctor Who” actor John Barrowman is born. He is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved to the United States with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter‘s Anything Goes in London’s West End. Barrowman is openly gay: he met his husband, Scott Gill, during a production of Rope at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1993, after Gill came to see Barrowman in the play. He nearly got the role of Will in “Will and Grace” in 1998, but he lost the part when producers thought he was ‘too straight’. Barrowman is gay and Eric McCormack, who got the part, is straight.
03-11-1978 Christopher Rice – Born in Berkeley, California. He is an American writer and son of Anne Rice. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most
Eligible Bachelors (2013). Rice has written six best-selling novels. He is openly gay and his works consist of descriptions of contemporary American life for the gay men. He is proud of his large following in the gay community, explaining, “it was incredibly rewarding when I got a huge positive response from the character Stephen in The Density of Souls. More than a thousand gay men contacted me and said that I captured what it was like for them going through those years. That means everything to me.” In 2012, Rice launched a streaming Internet radio show called The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quin. Quinn is his partner as well as co-host. Rice also writes a regular feature for the LGBT-related biweekly news magazine The Advocate called “Coastal Disturbances.”
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
03-11-1972 LZ Granderson – Born in Detroit, Michigan. He is an American journalist and commentator for CNN and ESPN. LZ writes a
weekly column for CNN.com. He is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com Page 2. LZ is also a commentator of ESPN’s coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. He was the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism and was nominated for the award again in 2010. LZ is openly gay. He was married to a woman at one time and has a son. His partner today is Steve Huesing, who is ULTA Beauty’s Merchandising Operations Director and Interim President of Chicago’s Marriage Equality USA. Regarding Gay Pride, LZ stated, “ Gay Pride was NOT born out of a need to celebrate being gay, but instead our right to exist without prosecution…so maybe instead of wondering why there isn’t a straight pride month or movement, straight people should be thankful they don’t need one.”
1975 – Madison, Wisconsin passes a bill granting civil rights protection to gays and lesbians.
03-11-1976 Kurt Froman – Born in Ft. Worth, Texas. He is a professional ballet dancer and
was assistant choreographer and dance coach for Natalie Portman in Black Swan. In 2017, Froman was Jennifer Lawrence’s ballet trainer and the Associate Choreographer for the 2018 film, Red Sparrow. Froman’s professional career started in New York after he was awarded the first Rudolf Nureyev Scholarship which allowed him to study at the School of American Ballet’s “Special” Advance Men’s Class. Froman is a twin. He and his brother danced together for four years at the Fort Worth Ballet before moving to New York City. Kurt Froman came out gay and has said that he’s had a partner for eight years. “I adore him,” said Froman, who made his Broadway debut in Movin’ Out in 2002.
03-11-1976 Kyle Froman – Born Ft. Worth, Texas. He was a professional ballet dancer and is Kurt Froman’s twin brother. Kyle came out as gay in his early 20s, before his brother. He left dancing for photography and married a Canadian man, who was a political reporter.
The “Saturday Night Fever” Soundtrack was the #1 album for the eighth week.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Tears for Fears released the single “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Wham! released the single “Everything She Wants” in the United States.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
03-11-1992 Tessie Savlekouls – Born in the Netherlands, place unknown.
She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in judo. Savlekouls is one of 49 out LGBT athletes to compete at the Olympic Games in 2016.
Madonna once again owned the #1 song for a third week with “Take A Bow”.
1998, Denmark – Torben Lund (born November 6, 1950) and Yvonne Herlov (born 1942), the first two openly gay and lesbian members of the Danish Parliament, took office. Lund came out as gay in 1998, becoming Denmark’s first openly gay member of the Folketing. In 1999, he married his partner Claus Lautrup. He served in the Folketing from 1981 to 1998 and in the European Parliament from 1999 to 2004. Herlov was elected to the Folketing (Danish parliament) in 1977 from Sorø, serving until 1979, again from 1981 to 1984 from Slagelse, and from 1987–88 from Odense. In 1994 she was appointed Social Minister in the first Nyrup Rasmussen cabinet. She subsequently served as Minister of Health in the second Nyrup Rasmussen cabinet, from 1994 to 1996, where she focused particularly on reform of HIV policy, and compensation for previous mistreatment of hemophiliacs
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2003 – The first transgender person, Reuben Zellman, is accepted in the Reform Judaism Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rabbi Zellman is now the assistant rabbi and music director of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley, CA.
2004: The California Supreme Court issues a stay ordering San Francisco officials to cease issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
2007 – The first openly LGBTQ person, Rabbi Toba Spitzer, is chosen to head an American rabbinical association, in Arizona. Rabbi Spitzer became the first openly lesbian or gay person chosen to head a rabbinical association in the United States in 2007, when she was elected president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association at the group’s annual convention, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Spitzer leads Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in West Newton, Massachusetts.
US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in New York City, Madonna was inducted, the 49-year-old thanked her detractors in an acceptance speech, including those who “said I couldn’t sing, that I was a One Hit Wonder. Rock star John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five were also among the inductees.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Joan Baez was honored with the Order of Letters and Arts from the government of Spain.
03-11-2013 Queen Elizabeth II of England signs Commonwealth Charter with its commitment to equal rights. “We are implacably opposed to all
form of discrimination,” the charter reads. “Whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.” The reference to ‘other grounds’ is intended to refer to sexual orientation, but was kept ambiguous because more than 42 countries of the 54 within the commonwealth have staunchly antigay views and beliefs originally fostered by British colonial rule.
American Idol, which ran for 15 seasons on Fox, returns on ABC just two years later with new judges
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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.