BCE to The Suffragettes
March 14, 1794
Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, a mechanical device that removes the seeds from cotton and one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution. The word gin is short for engine.
1860, Estonia – Stanislaus Eric, Count Stenbock 14 March 1860 –14 April] 1895) is born in Estonia. He was a Baltic Swedish poet and writer of macabre fantastic fiction. Virtually forgotten today, he was the aesthete who could out-aesthete the great Oscar Wilde. A writer of opium-induced poems and stories, he once hosted Wilde who dared light a cigarette in front of a bust of Shelly. The sacrilege was so horrible the count fainted.
03-14-1887 – 10-05-1962 Sylvia Beach – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris. Beach was one of the leading expatriate figures between
WWI and WWII. She is known for her Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, which published James Joyce’s controversial book, Ulysses. While conducting some research, Beach found the name of Adrienne Monnier’s bookshop in a French literary journal and decided to seek out the little store on the rue de l’Odéon. There she was warmly welcomed by the owner who, to her surprise was a plump fair-haired young woman. Although Beach was dressed in a Spanish cloak and hat, Monnier knew immediately she was American. At the first meeting Monnier declared,”I like Americans very much.” Beach replied that she liked France very much. They later became lovers and lived together for 36 years.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
14-1952 Carolyn Gage – (Place of birth unknown) She is an American playwright, actor, theatrical director, and author. She has written nine books on lesbian theater and sixty-five plays, musicals, and one-woman shows. A lesbian feminist, her work emphasizes non-traditional roles for women and lesbian characters. Gage’s best-known work is The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, a one-woman play about the historical figure Joan of Arc. It has been translated into Portuguese, French, Italian, Bulgarian, and Mandarin and achieved a first-class production in Brazil. The script was published in The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays, an anthology of Gage’s historical plays. The anthology was named the national winner of the 2008 Lambda Literary Award in Drama. In addition to creative works, Gage has published a manual on lesbian theater production, Take Stage! How to Direct and Produce a Lesbian Play, published by Scarecrow Press. Gage also wrote Monologues and Scenes for Lesbian Actors. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Gage’s one-act Female Nude Seated was successfully produced on Zoom. This short but emotionally rich piece tells the story of two Irish artists, Mainie Jellett and Evie Hone, that meet in art school just after World War. As they cover topics from the challenges of women in the arts, predatory men, what it takes to succeed, and the drive to paint with passion and originality, they move slowly and tentatively, yet unmistakably, toward a deeper spiritual and physical intimacy. [Both Hone and Jellett are featured in the LGBT Daily Spotlight on their respective birthdays of April 22, and April 29.]
Post contributed by Sandra de Helen – She currently lives and writes in San Diego County, but her heart remains in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of the Shirley Combs/Dr. Mary Watson mystery series, set in Portland; Till Darkness Comes, a thriller set in Kansas City, Missouri; and three collections of lesbian poetry published by Launch Point Press. See more of her work at www.SandradeHelen.com. de Helen is a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society, Dramatists Guild, Honor Roll! and International Centre for Women Playwrights. Follow her on Twitter @dehelen, like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dehelen, follow her on Instagram @dehelen.
03-14-1955 Franco Grillini – Born in Pianoro, Italy. He is an
Italian politician and Italy’s most prominent gay rights activist. In 1999 he was named president of the Italian Ministry for Equal Opportunities’ “Commission for the Rights and Equal Opportunities of Homosexual People.” Among the legislation, Grillini has proposed is a civil union law and adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the anti-discrimination article of the Constitution of Italy. He also founded LILA (Italian League for the Fight Against AIDS.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
03-14-1960 Rabbi Denise Eger – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an American Reform rabbi. In March 2015 she became president of the
Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest and oldest rabbinical organization in North America. She is the first openly gay person to hold that office. Eger came out as gay in 1990 in a story in the Los Angeles Times. In 1992, she and 35 other people founded Congregation Koi Ami, a synagogue intended to serve both gay and non-gay Jews in West Hollywood, California. Eger has worked extensively with people with HIV/AIDS and is also known as an expert on Judaism and LGBT civil rights. On June 16, 2008, she officiated the wedding of LGBT activist Robin Tyler and Diane Olson.
03-14-1967 Alex Hai – (Birth name, Giorgia Boscolo). Born in Hamburg, Germany. He is
a transgender man of German and Algerian descent. Born female, in 2010 Hai became the first woman to become a gondolier in Venice. Roberto Luppi, gondolier and the president of the gondoliers’ association from 2003 to 2009, claimed Hai (who had not yet come out as a transgender man) should not have tried to become a gondolier, and that, “A woman is the best thing in the world, but she shouldn’t be a gondolier […] In my opinion, she should stay at home and take care of a family.” In contrast, Roberto Sussberg, jury member for the gondola’s test and safeguard, said that the gondoliers were wrong to be hostile to Hai, citing precedents during the war when mothers and grandmothers rowed gondolas. In 2017, Hai came out as transgender and is now the first openly transgender person to be a gondolier in Venice.
03-14-1969 Mary Cheney (daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney) Born in Madison, Wisconsin. She is politically
conservative and is involved with a number of political action groups. She is openly lesbian, has voiced support for same-sex marriage, and has been credited with encouraging her father to support same-sex marriage. In 2013, she was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief (friend of the court) submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case. Mary Cheney has been together with her partner, Heather Poe, since 1992. They married on June 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C. They have two daughters and live in Virginia.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
More than two thousand protesters march on the steps of the Albany capitol building demanding an end to laws that discriminate against gays and lesbians.
Barbra Streisand appeared on “The Burt Bacharach Special” on CBS-TV.
03-14-1971 Dave Holmes – Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He’s an
LGBT comedian, TV personality, actor, blogger, and writer. Holmes came out as a gay in Out magazine in 2002. His spouse is Ben Wise. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of music trivia and hosts the daily video podcast A Drink With Dave. He has also appeared in commercials for Ford motors.
1977 – Windsor, Ontario becomes the third Canadian city council to pass resolution banning discrimination against gay and lesbian city employees.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb rose to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their duet–“What Kind Of Fool”.
Dolly Parton topped the chart with “9 To 5”, while Blondie responded with a 12 to 7 move for “Rapture”, at at 8 – ABBA and “The Winner Takes It All”
1987 – The New York City AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (Act Up) is formed as a direct-action group by Larry Kramer and some 300 other activists.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1993, Brazil – Armed men abduct, torture, and behead Renildo Jose dos Santos (1964 – March 14, 1993), an openly bisexual local city councilor in the state of Alagoas. Santos, who had been under attack from the local mayor and the mayor’s allies, had repeatedly been denied police protection, despite a previous attempt on his life.
Prince released the single “Purple Medley.”
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2006, India – Prince Manvendra Kumar Singh Gohil (born 23 September 1965) of the former state of Rajpipla comes out as a gay man making him the first openly gay prince in the world. He is the son and probable heir of the Maharaja of Rajpipla in Gujarat. He runs a charity, The Lakshya Trust, which works with the LGBT community.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2012, Denmark – The gender-neutral marriage equality legislation is proposed in the Danish Parliament, goes on to be passed on June 15th, granting rights to civil marriage as well as marriage in the Church of Denmark.
2012, New York – On behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda, the Center for Constitutional Rights files a lawsuit claiming that Scott Lively violated international law with conspiracy to engineer a genocide of LGBT people in Uganda. The case is still open. Massachusetts hate preacher Scott Lively is one of the world’s most notorious homophobes, and has been linked to anti-gay laws in a number of countries.
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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.