BCE to The Suffragettes
03-29-1893 – 03-11-1932 Dora Carrington – Born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. She was a British painter and decorative artist. She is known to have had an
affair with Henrietta Bingham, and privately identified herself as a lesbian but the love of her life was Lytton Strachey, who was openly gay. In 1918, both Strachey and Carrington fell in love with Partridge, who was heterosexual. Partridge accepted the fact that Carrington would never leave Strachey and married her in 1921. The three of them lived together in a ménage à trois. Partridge did leave her for another woman. Carrington also had an affair with Julia Strachey, Strachey’s niece. Lytton Strachey died of cancer in January of 1932. Carrington, who saw no purpose in life without him, committed suicide two months after his death.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
03-29-1942 Julie Goodyear – Born in Bury, Lancashire, England. She is an
English television actress and media personality. She is best known for playing pub landlady Bet Lynch on British soap opera Coronation Street. She was with the series for 25 years. Her autobiography entitled Just Julie was released on Novemeber 3, 2006, in which she discussed her relationships with men and women.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
03-29-1950 John Laird (California politician) – Born in Santa Rosa, California. One of two openly gay men to serve in the California State Assembly. He was Mayor of Santa
Cruz in 1983, becoming one of the United States’ first openly gay mayors. Laird was appointed by Governor Brown, Jr. on January 5, 2011, as California’s Secretary for Natural Resources. He has been active with the lesbian and gay community, as a columnist for the Lavender Reader, a commentator on “Closet Free Radio”, and a founding member of the International Network of Gay and Lesbian Officials. While in the Assembly, he served as chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. Laird lives in Santa Cruz with his spouse John Flores. In 2019, Laird announced that he was running for District 17 State Senate seat. California’s 17th State Senate District spans the northern Central Coast, including the counties of Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo and part of the counties of Monterey and Santa Clara.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The first nationwide strike in the 30-year history of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) began. During the 13-day work stoppage, many familiar faces were absent from the TV screen
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
March 29, 1974
Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four Kent State University students on May 4, 1970. Charges against the guardsmen were later dismissed on the basis that the prosecution’s case was too weak to warrant a trial.
Seven and a half weeks after flying past Venus, NASA’s robotic probe Mariner 10 became the first spaceprobe to fly by the planet Mercury. Mariner 10 looped around the sun and flew past Mercury twice more, on September 21, 1974 and March 16, 1975, before losing its maneuvering gas and transmitting ability.
“Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John rose from 11 to 3.
at 10, Olivia Newton scored her fourth straight Top 10 with “Have You Never Been Mellow”.
1976: By a vote of 6 to 3, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of Virginia’s sodomy laws.
David Bowie kicked off his Low / Heroes 77-date World Tour at San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
The Los Angeles Times comes out in favor of gay rights and urges the U.S. Supreme Court to take a stand on more gay-related issues.
The Singing Nun, whose given name was Jeanine Deckers, committed suicide after the center for autistic children in Belgium that she helped to found had closed due to lack of funds. Her 1963 hit “Dominique” went to number one in the US and sold over 1.5 million copies, winning a Grammy Award for the year’s best Gospel song. Even sadder is the fact that she was unaware that on the day of her suicide, the Belgian association that collects royalties for songwriters awarded her $300,000. At the time of her death, she was 52 years old.
Austrian singer Falco started a three-week run at number one on the singles chart with “Rock Me Amadeus,” making him the first German-speaking artist with a U-S number one.
Whitney Houston had the top album for the fourth straight week, as the album passed the 52-week mark of release.
Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Roman Catholic university, loses an eight-year legal battle to keep from having to provide facilities and financial support to the campus’s gay student groups.
Madonna debuted on Broadway in “Speed The Plow.”
1989: The Academy Awards, produced this year by gay producer Allan Carr, showcases a now infamous rendition of “Proud Mary” sung by Rob Lowe and an actress dressed as the Disney version of Snow White. Says Carr before the ceremony, “It really was my childhood dream to produce the Oscars. I’m a child of the movies.”
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990: Delivering his first speech on AIDS since he took office fourteen months earlier, President Bush is heckled by National Gay and Lesbian Task Force director Urvashi Vaid, who hollers, “We need your leadership! We need more than one speech every fourteen months!” Vaid, holding a sign reading “TALK IS CHEAP, AIDS FUNDING IS NOT,” is quickly “escorted” from the auditorium by police.
The David Bowie Internet Radio Network broadcast its first show for Rolling Stone Radio. The show was Bowie’s favourite songs with Bowie introducing each track.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
‘N Sync’s album “No Strings Attached” set a new all-time record for first-week sales with 2.4 million copies.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
A TV ad for Madonna’s new perfume, Truth or Dare, was deemed too racy for ABC network television. Dressed in leotards, fishnets and harnesses, the Material Girl was shown licking her lips while wearing black lingerie and a mask, rolling around on the floor.
03-29-2014 First same-sex marriages take place in the UK. Gay couples in England and Wales now have the right to wed, giving them all the same legal benefits as straight unions.
After a three month delay, George Michael of Wham! was finally laid to rest in a small, private ceremony, attended only by friends and family. Michael died of natural causes at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day, 2016.
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.