BCE to The Suffragettes
1822, France – Rosa Bonheur (22 March 1822 – 25 May 1899) was born in Bordeaux, France. She was a French artist, an animalière (painter of animals) and sculptor, known for her artistic realism. Her most well-known paintings are Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Artin New York City. Bonheur was widely considered to be the most famous female painter during the nineteenth century.In her romantic life, she was fairly openly a lesbian; she lived with her first partner, Nathalie Micas (1824 – June 24, 1889)for over 40 years until Micas’ death, and later began a relationship with the American painter Anna Elizabeth Klumpke(October 28, 1856 – February 9, 1942). At a time when lesbian sex was regarded as animalistic and deranged by most French officials, Bonheur’s outspokenness about her personal life was groundbreaking. Bonheur was buried together with Nathalie Micas at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, and later Klumpke joined them.
1930 – Stephen Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is born. He is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theater. Sondheim has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as “now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater.” Sondheim is in a relationship with Jeff Romley (born 1978), and lived with dramatist Peter Jones for eight years (until 1999).
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
03-22-1946 Carol Anshaw – Born in Grosse Point, Michigan. She is an American novelist
and short story writer. Her books include Lucky in the Corner, Seven Moves, Aquamarine, and Carry the One. Her stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories in 1994, 1998, and 2012. Since 1996, Anshaw has been with documentarian and special education teacher Jessie Ewing. They were married on May 25, 2014. The couple are acknowledged in Out and Proud in Chicago.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
03-22-1956 Ilana Kloss – Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a former professional tennis player and the commissioner of World Team Tennis, a position she has
held since 2001. Kloss was ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles and No. 19 in singles in 1976. That year she won doubles titles at the US Open, the Italian Open, the US Clay Courts, the German Open, the British Hard Courts Championship, and Hilton Head, as well as the mixed doubles title at the French Open. Kloss, who is Jewish, was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. She is the life partner of Billie Jean King.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
03-22-1971 Guillermo Diaz – Born in New Jersey, to Cuban parents, he grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. He is an American actor. On Out’s 3rd Annual
100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Diaz is known for his movie roles in Half Baked (1998), 200 Cigarettes (1999), and Stonewall (1995). He currently stars in the ABC drama Scandal as Huck. Diaz is openly gay, but told Out magazine that the fact he grew up in a rough neighborhood made it necessary to hide his orientation. “That facade of being somebody I’m really not just to protect myself definitely helped with acting.”
1972 – The Equal Rights Amendment, banning discrimination on the basis of sex, passes the U.S. Senate. Opponents of the amendment claim it will destroy the nuclear family, give broad civil rights to homosexuals, and even mandate unisex rest rooms in public. Though by the end of 1972 twenty-two of the required thirty-eight states had ratified it, the ERA failed to receive the requisite number of ratifications before the final deadline mandated by Congress of June 30, 1982 expired, and so it was never adopted.
Then closested 31 year old Barry Manilow performs “Mandy” and his latest release, “It’s A Miracle” on American Bandstand.
former #1 “Have You Never Been Mellow” by Olivia Newton-John was on its way down and at 5 on the song charts and #2 with the LP of the same name
Elton John roared from #35 to #11 with “Philadelphia Freedom”.
1976 – New Jersey Superior Court rules that transsexual people may marry based on their reassigned sex
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen four weeks at #1 ended with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” dropping to #2. # 7 Donna Summer’s “On the Radio”,.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Sade performed at New York’s Paramount Theater – she did the whole show bare foot and her stage gimmick was standing still while singing.
Lawrence Poirier comes out to his best friend Michael in cartoonist Lynn Johnston’s popular comic strip For Better or for Worse. Some 40 newspapers in the US and Canada refuse to run the four-week story; thousands cancer subscriptions to papers that do; in the end, however, 70 percent of the more than 2,500 letters Johnston receives about the series are positive.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: it was curious that Doonesbury’s Andy Lipencott dying of AIDS did not result in the negative reaction that either this FBOFW plotline – which was far more negative than when the Cathy cartoon had characters speaking of politics. Blogger Nina covered the story while an Angles Contributor/news Editor.
Singer, songwriter and producer Dan Hartman died of an AIDS-related brain tumor in Westport, Connecticut. Hartman wrote “Free Ride” while he was with the Edgar Winter Group, had hits “Instant Replay” and “I Can Dream About You”, and collaborated with Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, James Brown and Steve Winwood.
1995 – The Montana state senate amends a bill mandating registration of persons previously convicted of “violent” crimes to include “deviate sexual conduct.” The bill would require anyone convicted of oral or anal sex with a member of his or her own sex to register with the local Law Enforcement authority.
Britney Spears‘ album “…Baby One More Time” was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Britney Spears’ girl-power flick Crossroads earns eight nominations at the 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards, and two wins: Worst Original Song for “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” and Worst Actress for Spears, an honor she shares with Razzie darling Madonna for Swept Away (named Worst Picture). The Material Girl, who has been a regular contender – and five-time Worst Actress winner – since her 1986 win for Shanghai Surprise, earns two more awards. She shares Worst Screen Couple with Adriano Giannini for Swept Away and garners Worst Supporting Actress as Verity in Die Another Day.
2004 – In Oregon, the commissioners of Benton County decided not to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This reversal of an earlier vote was due to receiving a letter from state attorney general Hardy Myers on the matter. In place of same-sex marriage licenses, the commissioners decided to stop issuing any marriage licenses to anyone at all until the Oregon Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the discriminatory provisions of Oregon’s marriage laws.
Mariah Carey reached #1 with “Touch My Body”, her 18th #1 song. That tied Elvis Presley’s record for the most #1 songs by a solo artist in the Rock Era. It was Carey’s 79th week at #1, just short of Elvis’s all-time record there. (Note: websites which claim that Carey has the most #1’s among solo performers are forgetting Elvis’s double-sided #1, in fact the biggest double-sided hit of the Rock Era–“Don’t Be Cruel”/”Hound Dog”. Both “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” reached #1.)
Blogger Nina Notes: 1956 and 1957 are no longer counted to favour current artists over Elvis.
Lady Gaga Started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Poker Face’, her second UK chart topper and a No.1 hit in over 20 countries.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
03-22-2014 Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar of Lansing are the first same-sex couple ever to be legally married in Michigan. The couple had been together 27 years.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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.
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.