BCE to The Suffragettes
03-30-1844 – 01-08-1896 Paul Verlaine – Born in Metz, France. He was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement and is considered one of the greatest representatives of the end of the century in international and French poetry. He married
Mathilde Mauté de in 1870. In 1871, while in Paris, he received the first letter from poet Arthur Rimbaud, age seventeen. By 1872, he had lost interest in his wife, and effectively abandoned her and their son, preferring the company of his new lover, Rimbaud. In 1872 Verlaine and Rimbaud went to London. In Brussels in July 1873 in a drunken, jealous rage, he fired two shots with a pistol at Rimbaud, wounding his left wrist, though not seriously injuring the poet. Verlaine was arrested and imprisoned at Mons, where he converted to Roman Catholicism, which influenced his work and provoked Rimbaud’s sharp criticism. His poetry was admired and recognized as ground-breaking, and served as a source of inspiration to composers such as Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy. Belgian-British composer Poldowski (daughter of Henryk Wieniawski) set 21 of Verlaine’s poems to music.
Oscar Hammerstein signed Luisa Tetrazzini to a five-year contract.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
03-30-1953 Cydney Bernard – Born in the United States, place unknown. She had a
relationship with Jodie Foster from 1992 to May 2008. She has two children with Foster. Her filmography includes production manager, producer, and production coordinator. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special in 2001 for Ratz.
March 30, 1958
Little Richard had his final US Top 10 hit with a song he had recorded in October, 1956, “Good Golly Miss Molly”. The previous Autumn he had given up Rock ‘n’ Roll and had enrolled at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, to study theology.
1958 – The first performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance theater in New York occurred on this day. Alvin Alley (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) He was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. His company gained the nickname “Cultural Ambassador to the World” because of its extensive international touring. Ailey’s choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. In 1977, Ailey was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988. In 2014, President Barack Obama selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ailey died of AIDS complications on December 1, 1989 at the age of 58.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
March 30, 1962
Pravda, the leading newspaper of the Soviet Union, ran an article warning citizens against the decadent new fad in the West known as “The Twist.”
16 year old Lesley Gore records her breakthrough hit, “It’s My Party”. Producer Quincy Jones hurried Gore into the studio when he found out that Phil Spector was going to cut the song with The Crystals. The single would reach #1 in the US (#9 in the UK) which became her first hit and only #1 recording, as well as the first #1 for producer Quincy Jones.
03-30-1964 Tracy Chapman Fast Car and Give Me One Reason, along with
other singles. She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist. Although Chapman has never discussed her sexual orientation, during the mid-1990s she dated writer Alice Walker.
Chapman maintains a strong separation between her personal and professional life. “I have a public life that’s my work life and I have my personal life,”she said. “In some ways, the decision to keep the two things separate relates to the work I do. Chapman often performs at and attends charity events such as Make Poverty History, amfAR, and AIDS/LifeCycle, to support social causes. She identifies as a feminist
March 30, 1966
Barbra Streisand’s second television special, “Color Me Barbra,” aired on CBS and featured her singing and doing comedy skits in Philadelphia. It was one of the first concert specials filmed in color.
3-30-1967 Gerald McCullouch – Born in Huntsville, Alabama. He is an American actor,
director, screenwriter, and singer. He is best known for playing Bobby Dawson on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. McCullouch has also appeared in many commercials and print campaigns. He has also performed stand up at LA’s Improv club. He is openly gay and has directed and starred in several gay-themed productions.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
03-30-1971 Starbucks – The first Starbucks opens in Seattle, Washington by three partners who met while they were students at the University of San Francisco. In recent
years, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been an outspoken advocate for LGBT issues, including marriage equality. In 2014 a rainbow Pride flag flew above Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters celebrating Seattle LGBT Pride week. The company also has non-discrimination policies and equal benefits for same-sex couples. They have recently trained 2,000 employees who will take part in the Seattle Police Department’s Safe Place program, which aim to support LGBT victims of violence.
03-30-1979 La Cage Aux Folles – USA film release date. This 1978 French-Italian comedy film was the first film adaptation of Jean Noiret’s 1973 play of the same name. It is co-written and directed by Edouard Molinari and stars Ugo Tognhzzi and Michel Serrault. Plot: Like the play, the film tells the story of a gay couple whose son wants to bring home his fiancee and her ultra-conservative parents.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1985: In a letter to ultra-conservative American Coalition for Family Values, former Los Angeles Police Chief and state assembly member Ed Davis responds against anti-gay politicians and pressure from the group that he take a public pledge refusing donation or endorsements from gay political groups. “I close this letter,” he says, “by asking you to take a few minutes to read two short documents with which you may not be familiar – the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.” In the 1970s, Davis had been seen as one of the gay movement’s primary political enemies and used his position as police chief to malign and harass gay men and lesbians.
Prince releases his ninth album, Sign o’ the Times.
03-30-1987 – 02-24-2017 Ren Hang – Born in Changchun, Jilin, China. He was a Chinese photographer. He was known for his photos of nude portraits of his friends. Because his works tended to include erotic undertones, he was arrested several times by the authories. Although he was known worldwide, he never gained recognition in his home country because he was denied the opportunity to display his work. Hang was openly gay. Known to suffer from depression, he took his own life on February 24, 2017 in Beijing, China.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
The soundtrack to Wayne’s World was the number 1 album in the US. It featured the return to the charts of Queen‘s, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, actually making the song a bigger hit the second time around. Tracks by Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, as well as a new version of “Dream Weaver” from Gary Wright, were also included on the LP.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Britney Spears plays a ditzy TV host on the “Buy, Buy Baby” episode of Will & Grace.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2017 – Gilbert Baker (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017), an artist based in San Francisco who is credited with creating the rainbow flag in 1978 as a symbol for the gay community, dies at ag 65. Baker’s flag became widely associated with LGBT rights causes, a symbol of gay pride that has become ubiquitous in the decades since its debut. California state senator Scott Wiener said Baker “helped define the modern LGBT movement”. In 2015, the Museum of Modern Art ranked the rainbow flag as an internationally recognized symbol as important as the recycling symbol.
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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.