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BCE to The Suffragettes

03-12-1860 — 04-26-1895 Eric Stenbock – Place of birth unknown. He was a Baltic 

Swedish poet and writer of macabre fiction. His family was of Swedish nobility belonging to Baltic German House of nobility. Stenbock lived in England most of his life. While at Oxford, he became greatly influenced by the gay artist Simeon Solomon. Stenbock had a relationship with composer and conductor, Norman O’Neil, and with other men. He was also an alcoholic and addicted to drugs. He published a number of books during his lifetime, including Love, Sleep, and Dreams (1881), Rue, Myrtle, and Cypress (1883), and The Shadow of Death (1894). His last publication was Studies of Death, a collection of short stories, published also in 1894. Stenbock died from cirrhosis of the liver.

03-12-1883 – 1969   Ethel Collins Dunham – Born in Hartford, Connecticut.  She and her life partner, Martha Mary Eliot, devoted their lives to the care of children. Dunham focused on premature babies and newborns, becoming chief of child development at the Children’s Bureau in 1935. She became one of Yale’s School of Medicine’s first female professors. From 1949 to 1951 she studied the problem of premature birth with an international team of experts for the World Health Organization in Geneva. Dunham retired in 1952. In 1957 the American Pediatric Society awarded her their highest honor, the John Howland Award. She was the first woman pediatrician to receive the award; her life partner, Martha May Eliot was the second (honored in 1967). LGBT historian and scholar, Lillian Faderman stated, “From 1910 to Ethel’s death in 1969, the two women were inseparable. As a couple, Martha Eliot and Ethel Dunham…succeeded in times that were as unsympathetic to professional women as they were to lesbians. Their partnership nourished and sustained them through their entire adult lives.”

(Photo: The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University – Martha May Eliot (left) and Ethel Collins Dunham (right) 1915)

3-12-1885 – 11-22-1973   Tracy Dickinson Mygatt – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She was an American writer and pacifist. While attending Bryn Mawr 

College, she met Frances M. Witherspoon. Both women graduated from college in 1909 and became life parters for over sixty years. They founded the War Resisters League in 1923, which is the oldest secular pacifist organization in the United States. The pair were active in the Episcopal Church. They were also involved in women suffrage, organizing the Socialist Suffrage Brigade, and edited an issue of The Call about suffrage. Mygatt also wrote several plays. In late 1973, the women died within a month of each other. The couple’s papers were donated to Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

1890, Russiqa – Vaslav Nijinsky (March 12, 1890 – 8 April 1950) is born in Kiev. He was a ballet dancer and choreographer cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. His love affair with choreographer Diaghilev (19 March] 1872 – 19 August 1929), his marriage, and his eventual madness led to his becoming an icon in the arts. 

Cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. In 1909 he joined the Ballet Russes, a new ballet company started by Sergei Diaghilev. Nijinsky became the company’s star and lovers with Diaghilev. With the Ballet Russes, Nijinsky had the chance to expand his art and experiment with dance and choreography; he created new directions for male dancers. He became internationally famous. In 1913 Nijinsky married Hungarian Romola de Pulszky. She had ‘stalked’ the company and Nijinsky since 1912. The 

marriage caused a break with Diaghilev, who soon dismissed Nijinsky from the company. With no alternative employer available, he tried to form his own company, but he was not a good businessman and was unsuccessful. In 1914, because of his Russian citizenship, he was placed under house arrest in Budapest, Hungary during WWI. He was only released because the American promoter of the Ballets Russes’ second US tour stipulated that Nijinsky had to be part of the company. Nijinsky was given permission to leave Hungary for New York in September 1916. The tour was a financial and artistic disaster. Nijinsky became increasingly mentally unstable with the stresses to manage tours himself and deprived of opportunities to dance, which had always been his obsession. After a tour of South America in 1917, and due to travel difficulties imposed by the war, the family settled in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1919 and committed to an asylum for the first time. For the next 30 years, he was in and out of institutions.

March 12, 1894

After eight years of being available only at soda fountains, Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.

1928 – Edward Franklin Albee III (March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) was an American playwright known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), and A Delicate Balance (1966). Three of his plays won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and two of his other works won the Tony Award for Best Play. Albee was openly gay and stated that he first knew he was gay at age 12. Albee insisted that he did not want to be known as a “gay writer”, stating in his acceptance speech for the 2011 Lambda Literary Foundation‘s Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement: “A writer who happens to be gay or lesbian must be able to transcend self. I am not a gay writer. I am a writer who happens to be gay.”[ His longtime partner, Jonathan Thomas(1946-May 2, 2005) , a sculptor, died from bladder cancer. They had been partners from 1971 until Thomas’s death. Albee also had a relationship of several years with playwright Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1938) during the 1950s

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debuts Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare For The Common Man,” a stirring anthem with rousing percussion and solemn horns composed in response to the US entrance into World War II.

03-12-1946 Liza Minnelli – Born in Hollywood, California, she the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. She is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 

1972 musical film Cabaret, which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She married four times to men who had active sex lives with other men. Minnelli says she first became aware of AIDS when she invited Rock Hudson to be her date for a charity dinner. “When he showed up he looked so ill, something was wrong, but of course you can’t say. ‘You look bad’. But then I began to hear more about the disease, and I called Elizabeth Taylor, and I said, ‘Elizabeth, something is wrong. Something is happening, and people are not talking about it enough, and we have to do something. And so we did, and that helped lead to AmfAR (the American Foundation for AIDS Research). And then it became a movement.” In 2007, she stated in an interview with Palm Springs Life magazine, “AmfAR is important to me because I’ve lost so many friends that I knew [to AIDS].” In 1994, she recorded the Kander & Ebb tune The Day After That and donated the proceeds to AIDS research. That same year she performed the song in front of thousands in Central Park at the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

March 12, 1953

Memphis disc jockey Rufus Thomas signed with Sun Records to release a song called “Bear Cat,” an answer to Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog.”

March 12, 1958

Jazz singer Billie Holiday, who had pled guilty to a narcotics-possession charge in 1956, is given a year’s probation by a Philadelphia court.

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

March 12, 1967

The Velvet Underground & Nico the debut album by the Velvet Underground was released by Verve Records. Though the record was a commercial failure upon release and was almost entirely ignored by contemporary critics, The Velvet Underground & Nico is now widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of popular music.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976: At a campaign stop in Los Angeles, Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter tells an audience that, if elected, he would be willing to issue an executive order banning discrimination against gay people in housing, employment, immigration and the military.


Olivia Newton-John rose to #1 on the Adult chart with “Sam”, her ninth #1 on the Adult chart.

The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was the #1 album for the fifth week 

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

1981, Canada – MCC pastor Brent Hawkes ends a twenty-five day hunger fast when Toronto City Council decides to ask Daniel Hill to investigate police/gay relations. Hawkes began his fast to create pressure for independent inquiry into the Toronto bath raids. But, Hill, the mayor’s advisor on community and race relations, announced in mid-May that he would not take on the job. 1984, Europe – The European Parliament approves its first resolution in support of lesbian and gay rights. The resolution is based on a report previously accepted by the Parliament from Italian member Vera Squarcialupi.

1984, Europe – The European Parliament approves its first resolution in support of lesbian and gay rights. The resolution is based on a report previously accepted by the Parliament from Italian member Vera Squarcialupi.

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


Sinead O’Connor released the single “Nothing Compares 2 U”.

1995, Cambodia – A same sex couple is married in the village of Kro Bao Ach Kok. It was allowed because one of the partners already had children from a previous marries. If they were both childless, they would not have been allowed to get married because they couldn’t produce children. There were about 250 guests at the wedding including Buddhist monks and high officials from the province.2004 – The Wisconsin State Senate approves of an amendment to the state constitution (20-13) that would ban both same-sex marriages and civil unions

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

2004: The Wisconsin State Senate approves of an amendment to the state constitution (20-13) that would ban both same-sex marriages and civil unions.

2004: Oregon’s attorney general issues an opinion on same-sex marriage, stating that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples would contradict current state law. At the same time, he also concluded that the Oregon Supreme Court would probably strike down those statutes as violating the state’s constitution. Partially as a result of this, the Wisconsin State Senate voted to approve an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriages or even civil unions.

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


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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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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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