BCE to The Suffragettes
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491. Beethoven hears the work in rehearsal and remarks in admiration to a colleague that “[we] shall never be able to do anything like that.”
March 24, 1837
In Québec City, Lower Canada gave African Canadian men the right to vote.
1794, France – Anacharsis Cloots (24 June 1755 – 24 March 1794),, originally known as Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce, baron de Cloots, was an orator and a New Atheist long before New Atheism was a thing. He was embroiled in revolutionary politics before being used as a scapegoat by the same revolutionaries who guillotined him on this day. Some of his oratory indicates that he was likely an outspoken ally of lesbians and gay men.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1942 – Margarethe “Grethe” Cammermeyer (born March 24, 1942) served as a colonel in the Washington National Guard and became a gay rights activist. In 1989, responding to a question during a routine security clearance interview, she disclosed that she is a lesbian. The National Guard began military discharge proceedings against her. On June 11, 1992, she was honorably discharged. Cammermeyer filed a lawsuit against the decision in civil court. In June 1994, Judge Thomas Zilly of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled that her discharge and the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military were unconstitutional. She returned to the National Guard and served as one of the few openly gay or lesbian people in the U.S. military while the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy was in effect, until her retirement in 1997. In 2012, after same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington state, Cammermeyer and her wife Diane Divelbess became the first same-sex couple to get a license in Island County.
The Glenn Close starred in the tv movie Serving in Silence.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
03-24-1950 Andrea Goldsmith – Born in Melbourne, Australia. She is an Australian writer and novelist. With six novels published, she also writes
literary essays on topics as diverse as Oliver Sacks (Oliver Sacks: Anthropologist Mind), nuclear physics, and life-threatening illness (Chain Reaction) and, Jewish-Australian identity (Talmudic Excursions). Goldsmith lived with her lesbian partner, the poet Dorothy Porter, in Melbourne until Porter’s death in 2008.
03-24-1954 Bonnie Cullison – Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was raised in a military family. Cullison lived in four states and two European countries until
she was 18. She is an American teacher, labor official, and politician from Montgomery County, Maryland. Elected into the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010, she represents the state’s 19th district. She took office on January 12, 2011. Cullison was re-elected in the 2014 election. Openly gay, on June 23, 2013 she married her domestic partner of 30 years, Marcia Massey. Cullison is one of eight openly LGBT members of the Maryland General Assembly.
March 24, 1955
Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” starring Barbara Bel Geddes, Burl Ives, Mildred Dunnock, and Ben Gazzara, opened at New York’s Morosco Theatre for 694 performances.
Billboard magazine debuts their first weekly chart ranking the top albums as measured by sales. Topping the first chart is Belafonte by Harry Belafonte. The chart lists anywhere from 15-30 spots, but is gradually expanded, and in 1967 it grows to 200. The chart goes through several name changes before settling on The Billboard 200 in 1992.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
March 24, 1960
An appeals court in the U.S. ruled the novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D.H. Lawrence was not obscene and therefore could be sent through the mail.
03-24-1961 Joy Ladin – Born in Rochester, New York (birth name Jay Ladin). She is the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish
institution. She holds a Chair in English at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. In 2007, Ladin transitioned and divorced the mother of his three children, whom she had been with for more than twenty years. In 2011, Ladin spoke about her life at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which had a day of learning about LGBTQ issues and their intersection with Judaism.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1971: In defiance of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, a federal judge grants U.S. citizenship to a 24-year old gay man from Cuba, ruling that an applicant’s homosexuality cannot, in itself, bar a person from becoming a citizen.
03-24-1971 – Mathilde “Tig” Notaro – Born in Jackson, Mississippi. She is an LGBT comedian, writer, and radio contributor.
She was nominated for a Grammy Award. Notaro has been featured on Comedy Central Presents and on The Sarah Silverman Program as a lesbian police officer. On growing up in the South and realizing she was gay: “I never ran into a single problem with any friend or family member.”
During a Lou Reed show in Buffalo, New York, a fan jumped on stage and bit Lou on the bottom. The man was thrown out of the theatre and Reed completed the show.
Anne Murray was at #8 with “Danny’s Song”,
03-24-1973 Jim Parsons – Born in Houston, Texas. He is an American television and film actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the
CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has received four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. He portrayed Tommy Boatwright in the play and the film The Normal Heart. On May 23, 2012, an article in The New York Times stated that Parsons is gay and had been in a relationship for the last ten years. His partner is art director Todd Spiewak.
1976, Argentina – A military coup leads to seven years of brutal dictatorship, during which gay and lesbian meeting places are frequently raided, and some 400 gay men are “disappeared”- kidnapped, tortured, and killed -by military commandos.
the Disco Craze/The Bee Gees started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tragedy’, the group’s eighth US No.1. and also No.1 in the UK.
1970s Country Down Under Olivia Newton-John, post movie Grease, releases her first rock album “Totally Hot” and the single is #10 with “A Little More Love”.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1987: ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) stages its first major political action in the financial heart of New York City to demand that the federal government stop dragging its feet on the approval of new drugs that might benefit people with AIDS. Seventeen protesters are arrested for obstructing traffic when they sit down in the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street.
Larry Kramer was asked to speak as part of a rotating speaker series, and his well attended speech focused on action to fight AIDS. Kramer posed a question to the audience: “Do we want to start a new organization devoted to political action?” The answer was “a resounding yes.” Approximately 300 people met two days later to form ACT UP. On this day in 1987, 250+ ACT UP members demonstrated at Wall Street and Broadway 250+ to demand greater access to experimental AIDS drugs and for a coordinated national policy to fight the disease.On March 24, 1988, ACT UP returned to Wall Street for a larger demonstration in which over 100 people were arrested. Their demonstration in September, 1989 at the New York Stock Exchange was successful in lowering the cost of the approved drug, AZT from $10,000 per patient per year to $6,400 per patient per year.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
March 24, 1990
Sinead O’Connor went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got’, featuring the single ‘Nothing Compares To You. Also No.1 in 13 other countries and six weeks at No.1 in the US.
03-24-1991 Isadora Cerullo – Born in New Jersey, she was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her parents had immigrated to the U.S. from Brazil.
She is a triplet, with two brothers and one older brother. Cerullo has duel citizenship. She moved to São Paulo to play rugby professionally. In 2015, she won a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. In 2016, she played for Brazil in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Following the final game that Brazil played at the 2016 Summer Olympic, Cerullo’s girlfriend of two years, Marjorie Yuri Enya, walked onto the field at Deodoro Stadium and publicly asked Cerullo to marry her. The proposal was widely reported in the news, with Cerullo being the first athlete to accept a marriage proposal at the Olympics. The couple currently lives in São Paulo. Isadora was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the Rio Olympic Games.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
After being dubbed Worst Actress of the Century a year earlier, Madonna lands her fifth Razzie for Worst Actress, for her role as Abbie Reynolds in The Next Best Thing, at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards.
Madonna had to re-edit her “American Life” clip when war broke out in Iraq. The video featured her lobbing grenades at a fashion show.
Gay Ontario MPP Dominic Agostino dies of cancer. Controversy results when initial media reports of his death state that he was married to a woman.
The “Hannah Montana” television series, starring Miley Cyrus, debuted on the Disney Channel.
Britney Spears makes the first of two appearances on How I Met Your Mother, playing a receptionist smitten with Josh Radnor’s character, Ted.
Prince launches Lotusflow3r.com, which for $77 subscriptions, offers access to his videos and music. It shuts down after a year.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2018 – The March for Our Lives is led by 18 year old Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzales. She is president of her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). She told the Washington Post that she identifies as bisexual, and suddenly her fierce badassery just made that much more sense for a whole lot of people, particularly fellow LGBTQ folks and queer activists for whom self-identity and a willingness to stand up for justice has long been inextricably linked.
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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.
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.