BCE to The Suffragettes
1308, France – Philip IV of France orders the arrest of all Knights Templars on charges of heresy, idolatry and sodomy, but these charges are only a pretext to seize the riches of the order. Order leaders are sentenced to death and burned at the stake on March 18, 1314 by Notre Dame, including Jacques de Molay (1243 – 18 March 1314) who was found guilty of homosexuality. Though little is known of de Molay’s actual life and deeds except for his last years as Grand Master, he is one of the best known Templars.
1796 – The State of New Jersey adopted a statute that reduced the penalty for same-sex intercourse from death to a fine and a maximum of 21 years of solitary imprisonment with hard labor. This is the first sodomy law in the United States of America to use the term “crime against nature.”
1886 – Actor Edward Everett Horton (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) is born in Brooklyn. He was an American character actor with a long career in film, theater, radio, television, and voice work for animated cartoons. It’s impossible to think of the comedies of the ’20s, ’30s, or ’40s without recollecting the lanky Nervous Nellie characters he portrayed. A whole new generation discovered him in the ’70’s and ’80s as the voice in Fractured Fairy Tales on the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show. Horton’s companion for many years was actor Gavin Gordon (April 7, 1901 – April 7, 1983), who was 15 years his junior. They both appeared (but shared no scenes) in only one film, Pocketful of Miracles (1961). They also appeared together in at least one play, a 1931 production of Noël Coward‘s Private Lives.
1922, Germany – Magnus Hirschfeld’s (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) petition for the repeal of Paragraph 175 is presented to the Reichstag. Although 6,000 people had signed the petition, including Sigmund Freud, the late Leo Tolstoy, and Albert Einstein, it fails to persuade German lawmakers to decriminalize sex between men.
03-18-1928 – 04-30-2002 Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde) – Born in Berlin-Mahlsdorf, Germany. Biologically a male, even as a child preferred girl’s clothing. Also liked to play with “junk” rather than toys. Preferring the term “transvestite” to “transsexual”, Mahlsdorf declared that, “In my soul, I feel like a woman”. His father was a violent man who rose in the ranks of the Nazi party. In 1942, was forced to join the Hitler Youth, even though despised the Nazis and resented their treatment of Jewish friends and neighbors. Mahlsdorf’s mother was a nurturing woman that accepted Lothar’s feminine interests. Lothar also found acceptance from a lesbian aunt, who cross-dressed in male clothing and who gave Lothar the book The Transvestites (1910) by Magnus Hirschfeld. In 1944, the mother announced that she was getting a divorce. with father threatened to kill the entire family. In response, Mahlsdorf killed him with a rolling pin while he slept. Spending several weeks in a psychiatric institution and was sentenced by the court in Berlin to four years detention as an anti-social juvenile delinquent. The full term not served owing to the jails were opened at the end of the war. After WWII ended, Mahlsdorfbegan to collect household items, saving historical every-day items from bombed-out houses. The collection evolved into the Gründerzeit Museum, which became well known in cinematic, artistic, and gay circles. From 1970 on, the East Berlin gay scene often had meetings and celebrations in the museum. In 1992, the published autobiography, I Am My Own Wife– not only tells the life story lived under extreme conditions, but also that of a whole generation of East German LGBT people, who faced persecution first from the Nazis and then from the Communists. In 1997, Mahlsdorf left Germany for Sweden. The city of Berlin took over the museum and it’s still operating today. On April 30, 2002, during a visit to Berlin, dying of heart failure. Doug Wright’s play, I Am My Own Wife, which opened on Broadway in 2003, went on to win the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
03-18-1960 Kevin Grant Hague – Born in Aldershot, England. He is a member of the New Zealand Parliament representing the Green Party.
He was first elected in 2008. Prior to his election, he was the Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board. He is also an author, long time gay rights activist, and former executive director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. He is openly gay. He has represented New Zealand at the United Nations, UNESCO, and Commonwealth conferences on apartheid and on AIDS.
03-18-1961 – 09-13-2017 Grant Hart – Born in South Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was an
American musician, best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the band Hüsker Dü. When the band broke up in 1988, he formed the band Nova Mob, and played guitar and sang lead. His solo career began in 1997 with the break up of Nova Mob. Hart was openly bisexual. He became addicted to heroin. On September 13, 2017, Hart died from complications from liver cancer and Hepatitis C. He is survived by his wife Brigid McGough and his son.
Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” headed back up the charts to #6 after more than two years of release (105 weeks),
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1971: Idaho decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults, but before the law can take effect, the legislature – under pressure from conservative and religious groups – reverses itself and votes to make them a felony again.
1975, Canada – Warren Zufelt (1879 – March 18, 1968), one of eighteen men arrested in an Ottawa “sex scandal,” commits suicide by jumping from his apartment building balcony after his name was published in local newspapers.
The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring David Bowie, premiered in London.
The Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” was becoming a phenomenon, now totaling nine weeks at #1 on the Album chart. While #6 was News of the World by Queen, Even Now by Barry Manilow moved from 11-8 in its fourth week,
Sister Sledge released the single “We Are Family”.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
03-18-1981 Laura Pergolizzi (known professionally as LP) – Born in Long Island, New York. She is an American singer and songwriter. Her song Lost on You released in 2015 was commercially successful. She has written songs for other artists including Cher, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys, Leona Lewis, Mylène Farmer, Céline Dion, and Christina Aguilera. She is openly lesbian.
1982: Police raid a Washington, D.C. male escort service, “Friendly Models,” and cart away more than a dozen boxes of business records, including the names and addresses of several hundred of the service’s clients.
Whitney Houston released the single “Greatest Love Of All”.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990 – OutWeek outs Malcolm Forbes (19 August 1919 – 24 February 1990). He was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was known as an avid promoter of capitalism and free market trade, and for an extravagant lifestyle, spending on parties, travel, and his collection of homes, yachts, aircraft, art, motorcycles, and Fabergé eggs. In March 1990, soon after his death, OutWeek magazine published a story with the cover headline “The Secret Gay Life of Malcolm Forbes,” by Michelangelo Signorile, which outed Forbes as a gay man. Signorile was critical of the media for helping Forbes publicise many aspects of his life while keeping his homosexuality a secret. The writer asked, “Is our society so overwhelmingly repressive that even individuals as all-powerful as the late Malcolm Forbes feel they absolutely cannot come out of the closet?” Even in death, the media was reluctant to disclose his sexuality. A friend stated that Forbes “lived openly as a homosexual… but expected the media and his famous friends to cover for him.”
White South Africans in a national referendum voted overwhelmingly in favor of ending the country’s racist Apartheid policy.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: South Africa copied Canada’s Indian Act, which remains in force in 2022.
UK – The Archbishop of Canterbury, the chief primate of the Anglican Communion, tells the press: “We reject homophobia in any form.” He and the other 35 Anglican primates call for a Church-wide debate on issues of sexuality “at variance with the received Christian moral tradition.”
USA -Madonna ruled for a fourth week with “Take A Bow”.
In New York, Madonna celebrated the premiere of her “Bedtime Story” video with a pajama party. The gathering was for 1,500 guests that were in pajamas and had teddy bears.
1996 – Hellene Harrington “Muffin” Spencer-Devlin was born Oct. 25, 1953, in Piqua, Ohio. She is the first LPGA pro to come out.
Elton John told a British TV interviewer that tributes to Princess Diana, killed in a car crash the previous August, should stop. He said it was “time to give it a rest.” John’s recording of “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which he performed at the princess’s funeral, became the best-selling single in history and raised millions for the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
George Michael‘s single “Freeek!” was released in Britain.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
David Bowie’s first album in a decade become the fastest-selling of the year, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK in its first week of release. The Next Day was the 66-year-old’s first No.1 since 1993’s ‘Black Tie White Noise’ and sold 94,000 copies in the first week. In the USA it was #2
Hillary Clinton announces support for gay marriage.
Sincerely held beleifs that others should have less rights or be genocided is the problem of religion: Beliefs that too often become reality
Mar 18, 2019 — 1975, Canada – Warren Zufelt (1879 – March 18, 1968), one of eighteen men arrested in an Ottawa “sex scandal,” commits suicide by jumping from …
Today in LGBT History – March 18 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-march-18Mar 18, 2018 — Today in LGBT History – March 18 … 1886 – Actor Edward Everett Horton (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) is born in Brooklyn.
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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
To Each Decade it’s Age of Understanding, do not under consider differing geographies, nor the heterosexual clash of cultures – in particular – do not read backwards the words of humans now to earlier ages, to each own expression in culture and under legal conditions; and to all biology applies, regardless of what humans think is understood, rather than told, the why and when.
Sex the act of; is central to religion, war – who gets to what to who- vs which has had a no.
Understood as noting to be debated, quibbled nor negotiated.
Both in personal lives, in public and the workplaces, which were gender divided owing to sexual roles, across cultures and times.
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where I note, The Last Elvis Secret given what the Memphis Mafia wrote about Presley Parties, the only thing not officially and rarely luridly written about was the balance of probability Elvis Presley was bisexual, and was described by heterosexual men as being so attractive as to raise a question – including Jerry Reed, writer and performer. And given Larry Geller’s descriptions of being accused by other Memphis Mafia members of being gay with Elvis during the private hair cut sessions -rather makes it seem the Memphis Mafia were jealous, and Larry having to point out that were they admitting Elvis was bisexual? As if Geller, a Hollywood hairdress would have a problem.
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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.