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LGBTQ2 for March 23

BCE to The Suffragettes

1555, Italy – Pope Julius III (10 September 1487 – 23 March 1555) dies. He ruled from 1550 to 1555. Famous as “a skilled expert in canon law” and a patron of the arts, Julius also “created one of the most notorious homosexual scandals in the history of the papacy.” While still Cardinal Giovanni Maria del Monte, the pontiff fell in love with a 15-year old named Innocenzo. Two years later del Monte, now Pope, made Innocenzo a cardinal and his “chief diplomatic and political agent.” 


Handel’s “Messiah” was performed in London for the first time at the Covent Garden theatre. It was presented under the name “New Sacred Oratorio” until 1749.


In London, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise Symphony”) was performed publicly for the first time.

1874, Germany – J. C. Leyendecker (March23,1974 – July 25,1951) is born. He was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the trade character known as The Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers. During the Golden Age of American Illustration, for The Saturday Evening Post alone, J. C. Leyendecker produced 322 covers, as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. No other artist, until the arrival of Norman Rockwell two decades later, was so solidly identified with one publication. Leyendecker “virtually invented the whole idea of modern magazine design. Leyendecker never married, and lived with Charles Beach  (1886 – 1952)for much of his adult life. Beach is assumed to have been his lover and who was the original model of the famous Arrow Collar Man.

1903, Morocco – A letter from Frances Hodgkin(28 April 1869 – 13 May 1947) to Dorothy Kate Richmond (12 September 1861 – 16 April 1935) begging her to join her in Morocco was written on this day. The two New Zealand painters were travel partners and lived together in Wellington. Hodgkins was a painter chiefly of landscape and still life, and for a short period was a designer of textiles. She was born in New Zealand, but spent most of her working life in Britain. She is considered one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and influential painters, although it is the work from her life in Europe, rather than her home country, on which her reputation rests. Richmond was a New Zealandpainternoted for her watercolour paintings of natural plants and animals and panoramic landscapes.

03-23-1905 (year is disputed – no birth certificate exists) – 05-10-1977 Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur) – Born in San Antonio, Texas. She was an American film and television actress. In 1999, the American Film  Institute ranked Crawford tenth on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

She was married four times. Well known for her feud with Betty Davis, Joan Crawford was allegedly a lesbian and had affairs with several women. Neither woman ever admitted they were enemies. But in 1979, Bette Davis finally revealed the truth about their feud and the fact that she still hated Joan, even though it had been years since she died. Joan had made sexual advances to Bette who had rejected her and in order to take revenge, Joan married the man Bette loved, actor Franchot Tone. Crawford named several female stars that had an affair with her, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck, and later Marilyn Monroe. Also, The LA Times published conversations from transcripts of Marilyn Monroe’s therapy which said that she had an affair with Joan.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Notes. It was the peak of the end of the Hollywood Era: Crawford died and Christina Crawford published a book and the movie deal, tv appearances. The adopted daughter expected to do better than Joan. The movie had differing impact on the various leads. Davis’s Daughter said I am not waiting and published while Bette lived. So no movie deal for that book.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina suggests it was deeper than any feud over a man, but that Davis had a daughter, while Joan adopted children.

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Bette Davis was advised by her own daughter to not laugh yet, and published her own the Daughter of Book before hers died.

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The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

03-23-1947 Diane Sands – Born in St. Ignatius, Montana. She is a member of the Montana House of Representatives from the 95th district. Democrat and a lesbian, she was the first ever 

openly gay member of the Montana Legislature. She now serves alongside two other LGBT legislators, Sen. Christine Kaufmann and Rep. Bryce Bennett. Her partner, Ann Mary Dussault, also once served in the Montana legislature. Taking office in 1975, Dussault served four terms and was the first female majority leader in the nation. She would go on to serve on the Missoula County Commission.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950 – Terrance “Terry” Sweeney (born March 23, 1950) is an American writer, comedian and actor. He was SNL’s first openly gay male cast member and was “out” prior to being hired as a cast member. Sweeney’s run on the show came at a time when there were few openly gay characters or actors on television. For roughly 27 years, there were no other openly gay cast members on SNL until Kate McKinnon(born January 6, 1984), a former cast member of Logo’s The Big Gay Sketch Show, was added to the cast in April 2012. Terry Sweeney’s partner is Lanier Laney (born 03/18/1956), a comedy writer who also wrote for SNL in the 1985–1986 season.

03-23-1953   Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens) – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American singer and songwriter. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s with the group Rufus. Khan has won ten Grammy Awards and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. As a straight ally, she has been a longti

me supporter of the LGBT community. In 2019, she was interviewed by GLAAD and stated, “If it weren’t for the children (her gay fan base), I would not be here. They’re the most faithful audience I have. People who are tripping about something that someone else is doing it’s because they have a problem. Be your damn self. Just be yourself. Can I get an ‘Amen’?” She also stated that performing in gay clubs got her through some rough spots.

03-23-1953 Herb Russell – Born in Seneca Falls, New York. He is a member of the Vermont 

House of Representatives, Rutland 5-3 District. Russell is openly gay. He married long-time partner Roberto Font-Russell in 2009 but divorced in 2011. He is one of six openly gay members of the Vermont Legislature.

March 23, 1957

“Lucille” by little Richard charted, reaching #21 pop and #1 R&B. Out of Richard’s first six singles, five had both sides chart, including the flip of “Lucille,” “Send Me Some Lovin’ ” (#3 R&B, #54 pop).

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Frank Kameny  (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011)is the first openly gay person to run for a U.S. Congressional seat, representing Washington D.C. He looses the election.  Kameny was an American gay rights activist and referred to as “one of the most significant figures” in the American gay rights movement. In 1957, Kameny was dismissed from his position as an astronomer in the U.S. Army‘s Army Map Service in Washington, D.C. because of his homosexuality, leading him to begin “a Herculean struggle with the American establishment” that would “spearhead a new period of militancy in the homosexual rights movement of the early 1960s”. Kameny formally appealed his firing by the U.S. Civil Service Commission due to homosexuality. Although unsuccessful, the proceeding was notable as the first known civil rights claim based on sexual orientationpursued in a U.S. court.

March 23, 1974

Cher enjoys her third, solo, US number one hit with “Dark Lady”, a song written by The Ventures‘ keyboard player Johnny Durrill. It made #36 in the UK.

Elton John moved from 12 to 6 with “Bennie And The Jets”,

3-23-1978 Perez Hilton – Born in Miami, Florida. He is a Cuban-American, born Mario 

Armando Lavandeira, Jr., known professionally as Perez Hilton. He is a blogger, columnist, and television personality. His blog, is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities. On his blog, Hilton is open about his homosexuality and about his desire to out those who he claims are closeted gay celebrities. He was listed on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).

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

03-23-1982 Jared Eng – Place of birth unknown. He is a pop culture blogger. Eng has been nicknamed the “nice Perez Hilton.” He was raised by his Chinese-American parents in Fresh 

Meadows, Queens, New York and is the third oldest among five boys. His blog, Just Jared, has been a huge success with the site’s revenue coming in almost entirely for display ads. “I’ve always celebrated celebrities, ” Eng said, “I never wanted to tear them down. That’s why I have so many devoted readers.” He is openly gay.


Wham! dropped from the top spot to fourth on the USA LP Charts with Make It Big.  # 6 Private Dancer from Tina Turner, Madonna went down to seven with Like a Virgin


The initial Soul Train Music Awards in Hollywood, CA  were co-hosted by Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick. It was the first televised awards ceremony to pay exclusive homage to black producers, songwriters and recording artists in the music industry.

03-23-1987 Siya (Michele Sherman) – Born in California, she was raised in the Roosevelt housing projects in Brooklyn by her grandmother. She is an out lesbian Brooklyn-bred 

rapper. Siya’s music expresses what she experienced growing up. Her mother fought drug addition, her father was convicted of a crime that sentenced him to lifetime incarceration, and she herself was convicted of a crime at a young age, and served time in a women’s correctional facility. While in prison, Siya began honing her music talents. Eventually, an R&B vocal legend, Tank, offered to represent her. Tank accepted her just as she is. Their debut project, “D.Y.K.E” gained over 50 thousand downloads. On December 10, 2016, she released her debut album Siya vs Siya.

1988, Israel  – Israel decriminalizes same-sex acts between consenting adults.

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


On the USA song charts, Madonna moved into the top 10 at 9 with “Rescue Me” 

Elton John joined George Michael on stage at London’s Wembley Arena for a duet on the 1974 hit “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. The ‘live’ version will be released as a single and would top the charts on both sides of the Atlantic next December. Michael will donate $500,000 from the royalties to various charities.

For a fourth week, Mariah Carey’s incredible debut album was #1.


The United States Supreme Court upheld a judgement awarding Bette Midler $400,000.  Midler had sued an advertising agency that used a Midler sound-alike in a commercial.

1995 – Threatened with an economic boycott and faced with strong opposition from state and national lesbian and gay activists, the Montana Senate unanimously votes to delete same-sex acts from a list of crimes for which convicts have to register with local authorities.


Celine Dion went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Because You Loved Me’, her second US No.1, a No.5 hit in UK. The Diane Warren song was taken from the film ‘Up Close And Personal’ starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. And on the same day her album ‘Falling Into You’ went to No.1 on the UK album chart.

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


Sir Elton John’s musical Aida opened on Broadway.

Tina Turner kicked off the American portion of her farewell tour at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2004 – President Bush’s proposed ban on same-sex marriage is denounced by Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) who was an American author, activistCivil Rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr

2005, St. Kitts and Nevis  – The Windjammer Barefoot Cruise ship with 110 gay men is not allowed to dock on the island. Officials stated that they don’t want homosexuality to be part of their culture.


Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” an album of songs for the Broadway production of “Aida” was released. Performers contributing tracks to the album included Sting, LeAnn Rimes, the Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Shania Twain, Lenny Kravitz, James Taylor, and Lulu.


Gloria Gaynor’s hit ‘I Will Survive’ was selected to enter the US National Recording Registry. It joined Metallica’s Master of Puppets and Mahler’s Symphony No 9 on the list of culturally significant recordings.

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


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Exclusive: Castro Theatre to be renovated by members of world’s first LGBT construction association | Datebook

Another Planet Entertainment has tapped BuildOUT California for construction and architecture needs for the 100-year-old movie house’s major makeover.

First books, then people:

from the census to the social media


TikTok censoring LGBTQ, Nazi terms in Germany: report | News | DW | 23.03.2022

The social media platform is reportedly shadowbanning posts containing certain terms. TikTok blamed algorithm flaws for the

Dear “pro family” guess where LGBTQ2 are from? families that kick them out.

if you want to care about the children, stop the pedophile fathers

and the teachers, sports coaches and preachers.

the heterosexual across the category of men who interfere with children

are despised by the adult men who rape adult women

let that sink in

Pro-Family Groups Urge Disney: Protect Kids, Quit Pushing LGBT Agenda

In bending to the LGBT left, Disney alienates its primary customer base, parents of young children, an open letter to the company

most of LGBT have nothing to do with feminism…

males equal rights with men is really not the same at all

heterosexual women continue to be second class around the world

and in the west, instead of helping other women, women are second class in own category.

Sierra Leonean students tackle LGBT rights and feminism through theatre

‘Entertainment is such a good way to bring forth change,’ says play’s

Equal – Not Special rights – Rights are for People, not Ideas.

and equal rights are to the public square, not into private lives

Venezuela LGBT activists push for equal rights

Activists in Venezuela have called for full LGBTQ rights, saying they are long overdue legal

Iraq: Impunity for Violence Against LGBT People | Human Rights Watch

Armed groups in Iraq abduct, rape, torture, and kill lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today with IraQueer. The police arrest and also carry out violence against

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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