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LGBTQ2 for March 25

BCE to The Suffragettes

March 25, 1918

Composer  Claude Debussy died of rectal cancer at age 55. (Clair de Lune, La Mer, Iberia, Jeux, Children’s Corner Suite)

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

03-25-1942 – 08-16-2018   Aretha Franklin – Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. She was also

 an LGBT ally. By the end of the 1960s, she became known as “The Queen of Soul.” In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Aretha’s sister, Carolyn, was a lesbian. About her, Aretha stated, “I consider her a great woman…She went her own way, lived her own life, and found freedom and her individuality. She had no shame about her sexual preference and spoke 

the unvarnished truth.” Aretha also recorded with George Michael (1987) and Elton John (1989)  — two of the most famous openly gay singers. In 1993, she organized a concert to raise money for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. In 2011, Aretha sang at wedding ceremony of Bill White and Bryan Eure in New York, solidifying her support for LGBT rights. On November 7, 2017, Aretha sang at what was to be her final public performance for Elton John’s AIDs Gala. She died of cancer on August 16, 2018.

03-25-1947 Sir Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) – Born in Pinner, United Kingdom. He is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner 

since 1967; they have collaborated on more that 30 albums. In his five-decade career, Elton John has sold more that 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits and has received six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legend Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Elton John has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. He has been openly gay since 1988. After gay marriage became legal in England, he wed David Furnish on December 21, 2014. He continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – Gene Walsh, founder of FireFlag, was born in Brooklyn, NY. Walsh was the first New York City Firefighter to risk his career by publicly coming out “on the job” in the traditionally homophobic Fire Department of New York, and later did so at the national level appearing on syndicated television’s  Joan River’s Show. With the support of other closeted gay Firefighters and members of Gay Officers Action League-NY, Walsh founded FireFlag, an organization that serves to raise awareness, provide official representation, education and peer support for LGBT fire services personnel. The organization was later renamed FireFlag/EMS to include Emergency Service personnel. Walsh secured the organizations formal incorporation on February 28, 1992, and thereafter achieved FireFlag/EMS’ equal and official fraternal organization status within the City of New York and FDNY . 

1958 – Susannah “Susie” Bright, also known as Susie Sexpert (born March 25, 1958), is an American feminist, author, journalist, critic, editor, publisher, producer, and performer, often on the subject of sexual politics and sexuality. She is one of the first writers/activists referred to as a sex-positive feminist. Her papers are part of the Human Sexuality Collection at Cornell University Library along with the archives of On Our Backs She has lived with her partner Jon Bailiff since 1993, and previously lived with her partner Honey Lee Cottrell in the 1980s. She has written extensively about her sexuality and family relationships in her memoirs, creative nonfiction, and blog, Susie Bright’s Journal, including topics of bisexuality, non-monogamy, lesbian life, homeschooling, and extended families and lovers.

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

1963 – Danton R. Remoto (born March 25, 1963) is a Filipino writer, essayist, reporter, editor, columnist, and professor. Remoto was a first prize recipient at the ASEAN Letter-Writing Contest for Young People. The award made Remoto a scholar at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. As a professor, Remoto teaches English and Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. Remoto is the chair emeritus of Ang Ladlad, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political party in the Philippines.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

03-25-1971 Sheryl Swoopes – Born in Brownfield, Texas. She is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA when 

it was created. She won three Olympic Gold Medals. Her partner, Alisa Scott, is a former basketball player and Houston Comets assistant coach. Swoops was married from June 1995 to 1999 to her high school sweetheart, with whom she had a son in 1997. In October 2005, with her announcement that she was gay, Swoopes became one of the highest profile athletes in a team sport to do so publicly. Swoopes said, “It doesn’t change who I am. I can’t help who I fall in love with. No one can…Discovering I’m gay just sort of happened much later in life. At the same time, I’m a firm believer that when you fall in love with somebody, you can’t control that.”

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

1985 – This was a pivotal year for the Oscars: Vanessa Redgrave is the first woman to be nominated for Best Actress playing a lesbian role (The Bostonians); The Times of Harvey Milk wins Best Documentary, the first documentary on a gay subject to do so, and nearly a billion viewers hear director, Richard Schmeichen (July 10, 1947 – April 7, 1993), express his thanks to his partner in life, John Wright.

1988 – Robert Joffrey (December 24, 1930 – March 25, 1988), founder and artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, dies in New York City at the age of fifty-seven of AIDS related illness. Originally named Abdulla Jaffa Anver Bey Khan, Joffrey was a dancer, teacher, producer, and choreographer, known for his highly imaginative modern ballets. As the founder and artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet—a company renowned for its wide-ranging repertory and exuberant young performers—Joffrey was an advocate for gender balance in the dance world.  His lover was Gerald Arpino (January 14, 1923 – October 29, 2008), an American dancer and choreographer. Arpino was co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet and succeeded Robert Joffrey as its artistic director in 1988. In 2014, Arpino was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.


Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer’, the singers sixth UK No.1, also No.1 in the US. The song was accompanied by a highly controversial music video, which in 2005 was voted the “Most Groundbreaking Music Video of All Time” by viewers of MTV.

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


For the fifth straight week, Madonna wouldn’t let go of #1 with “Take A Bow”.  

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


*NSYNC set a new world record after selling a million tickets in one day for the group’s forthcoming tour, netting them over £25 million ($42.5 million).

2003 –

Lisa Marie Presley’s single “Lights Out / Savior” was released. It was from the album “To Whom It May Concern.

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


The manager of pop star Justin Bieber was arrested after police claimed he failed to warn fans on Twitter about overcrowding at a shopping centre event. Police said they asked Scott Braun to tell fans through Twitter that Bieber would not be appearing because of fears over safety after hundreds turned up – resulting in five people being taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police said Mr Braun refused to send the message until 90 minutes later. He pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless endangerment related to November’s event in Roosevelt Field Mall in a New York suburb.


Boy George was the guest judge on TV’s American Idol where he joined the remaining eleven contestants in singing his 1983, #1 hit, “Karma Chameleon”.


Several songs from the Classic Rock era were added to the National Recording Registry by the United States Library Of Congress. Included were “YMCA” by Village People, “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell, Whitney Houston’s rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” by comedian Allan Sherman, and Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away”.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – March 25 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-march-25

Mar 25, 2018 — Today in LGBT History – March 25 · 1947, UK – Multiple Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sir Elton John (25 March 1947) is born (named Reginald …

The Lavender Effect

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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.

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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