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LGBTQ2 for March 19

BCE to The Suffragettes


The opera Faust by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris.

1872, Russia – Sergei Diaghilev (19 March 1872 – 19 August 1929) was born in Novgorod, Russia. He  was a Russian art criticpatronballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise. It is impossible to underestimate the influence of his Ballets Russes on the development of 20th century art, yet the fact that he was gay is often overlooked. Had he not been gay, had he not been attracted to the great artists of his day, the century might have taken a different turn. Diaghilev’s emotional life and the Ballets Russes were inextricably entwined. His most famous lover was Nijinsky. However, according to Serge Lifar, of all Diaghilev’s lovers, only Léonide Massine, who replaced Nijinsky, provided him with “so many moments of happiness or anguish.” Diaghilev’s other lovers included Anton Dolin (27 July 1904 – 25 November 1983), Serge Lifar (2 April1905 – 15 December 1986) and his secretary and librettist Boris Kochno  (3 January 1904 – 8 December 1990) . Ironically, his last lover, composer and conductor Igor Markevitch (July 27, 1912 – March 7, 1983) later married the daughter of Nijinsky.


In St. Petersburg, Russia, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” was first performed. This performance was a selection of eight numbers from the “Nutcracker” ballet.

1894 – Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975), known by her stage name Jackie “Moms” Mabley, was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin’ Circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. She came out as a lesbian at the age of twenty-seven, becoming one of the first openly gay comedians. During the 1920s and 1930s she appeared in androgynous clothing (as she did in the film version of The Emperor Jones with Paul Robeson) and recorded several of her early “lesbian stand-up” routines. Despite Mabley’s popularity, wages for black women in show business were meager. Nonetheless, she persisted for more than sixty years. At the height of her career, she was earning $10,000 a week at Harlem‘s Apollo Theater.   In a documentary film, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, she was said to be known to those who worked with her as “Mr. Moms.” The documentary film first aired on HBO on November 18, 2013

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – The Diana Foundation was founded in Houston, TX by a small group of friends. The Diana Foundation is a nonprofit organization and recognized as the oldest continuously active gay organization in the United States and hosts two annual fundraising events including its Diana Awards.  On Thursday, March 19, 1953, the annual Academy Awards were to be broadcast on television for the first time. David Moncrief, a gay man in Houston, who loved to entertain, was so excited about the upcoming broadcast that he purchased a new television set. He invited ten friends to watch the first televised Oscar broadcast. However, the broadcast signal failed. Undaunted by the 1953 failure, on Thursday, March 25, 1954, Moncrief organized a second party to watch the Academy Awards television broadcast. A man with a spirited sense of humor, David Moncrief, had bought a gag award for one of his guests. The award was seemingly insignificant at the time, but it struck a human chord that would lead to the founding of Houston’s Diana Foundation. A nearly life size plaster model of Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, stood in one corner of his living room. Guests noticed the same statue of the goddess Diana that they had seen the year before. Moncrief would festively decorate the statue with leis around her neck. It was a funny, campy sight and guests thought Diana appeared to be partying right along with the rest of the group during their gatherings. The Diana Foundation was born (March 19, 1953); The first Diana Award was presented (March 25, 1954); Nonprofit 501(c)3 status was given (February 9, 1976); The legendary organization of friends continues today.

03-19-1953 – 10-12-1985 Ricky Wilson – Born in Athens, Georgia. He was 

an American musician and singer-songwriter best known as the original guitarist and founding member of the rock bank the B-52’s. At the age of 32, Wilson died from AIDS following the recording of the band’s fourth studio album, Bounding off the Satellites.

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

03-19-1962 Gary Cloutier – Place of birth unknown. He grew up in Rhode 

Island. Cloutier is a gay civil rights lawyer. He was the first openly gay person to run for the mayor of Vallejo, California. He is the former law partner of pioneering gay civil rights lawyer Paul Wotman. Wotman and Cloutier were among the first lawyers in California to make new law under the American with Disabilities Act for same-sex and opposite-sex couples who had been discriminated against in seeking life insurance due to the HIV status of one partner. The United States Supreme Court ruled that people with asymptomatic HIV are protected by the disability law. In a San Francisco Superior Court case Gohstand v. Leibert, he obtained a large and highly publicized settlement on behalf of a straight man who was beaten outside a gay bar by two students from UC Berkeley who believed the victim was gay.


Lesley Gore was a guest on the final episode of The Donna Reed Show on ABC-TV.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

March 19, 1977

For the fourth week, Natalie Cole held on to #1 on the R&B chart with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”.

Barbra Streisand remained at #1 for a third week with “Evergreen”, # 6  ABBA and “Dancing Queen” on the usa song charts

LP Usa charts: The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was #1 on the Album chart for a sixth week.

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

1981, Canada – A Provincial election in Ontario sees the return of the Conservatives to power. The NDP suffers losses, attributed in some parts of province to backtracking on the gay issue. Conservative Susan Fish wins in Toronto riding of St George, defeating gay protest candidate George Hislop (June 3, 1927 – October 8, 2005). Conservatives had been Ontario’s governing party continuously since 1943. 

1982 – Victor Victoria opens nationwide to generally rave reviews.  Blake Edward’s farce, based on a 1933 German film, Viktor und Viktoria, features Robert Preston as perhaps the most relaxed and affable homosexual ever scripted into a major Hollywood motion picture.  The movie becomes a box office hit and accomplishes what many years of gay liberation have not – an impression on the general public’s consciousness of homosexual as compassionate and likable people

03-19-1985 Caroline Seger – Born in Heisingborg, Sweden. She is a Swedish soccer player. In 2009 she was appointed captain of the Swedish team. Seger played at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. She is an out lesbian, telling QX magazine in December 2013, that she was proud of her girlfriend. In previous years Seger had concealed her orientation, but decided to come out to be a role model for others. She was one of 49 out LGBT athletes to participate in thee 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1987 – The FDA approves AZT for the treatment of HIV /AIDS. It is the first drug for the treatment of HIVAIDS approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: AZT was developed for terminal cancer patients and deemed too toxic for use against terminal cancer. Social attitude toward gay and drug users, what what it was in an era that misunderstood pandemic while coping with a new sexual transmitted disease.

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


Cher had a huge comeback hit with the #1 song “Believe”.

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


16th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame award ceremonies at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, inducted AerosmithMichael JacksonPaul SimonQueenRitchie ValensSolomon BurkeSteely Dan and The Flamingos , Johnnie Johnson and James Burton (Guitarist for Elvis and Ricky Nelson)

2004, Canada – In Quebec, the Court of Appeal upholds a superior court ruling that same-sex marriages are legal under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia already permitted same-sex marriage


At the 46664 festival in George, South Africa honoring Nelson Mandella, Queen perform with Paul Rodgers on vocals. Billed as “Queen + Paul Rodgers,” they begin a tour nine days later, marking a return to action for the band, which has played sporadically with various guest vocalists since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, but has not toured.

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


The Runaways, the film biography of the group which featured Joan Jett, opened in theaters. Riley Keough played a part.

2012 –

The US Supreme Court declines to hear John Lotter’s case. In 1993, he killed transgender man Brandon Teena (December 12, 1972 – December 31, 1993) and was sentenced to the death penalty.

Madonna’s new album, “MDNA” was leaked online nearly a week before its official release date. Her 12th studio record was due to hit store shelves on March 26th, but emerged on an illegal file-sharing website.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


people link events link

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.


music and movie information from my previous blog

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.

Our Daily Elvis

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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