BCE to The Suffragettes
03-31-1872 – 08-19-1929 Sergei Diaghilev – Born in Selishchi, Novgorod Governorate Russian
Empire. He was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario, and founder of Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Diaghilev stayed abroad. The new Soviet regime, once it became obvious that he could not be lured back, condemned him in perpetuity as an especially insidious example of bourgeois decadence. Soviet art historians wrote him out of the picture for more than 60 years. His homosexuality was well known. He was lovers with Nijinsky.
Anton Dvorak’s opera “Rusalka” premiered in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
03-31-1934 Richard Chamberlain – Born in Beverly Hills, California. He is an American actor, both stage and screen, and singer. Starring in the hit television series Dr. Kildare (1961-1966) he became a teen idol.
He was later King of the TV Miniseries: has appeared in several mini-series such as Shögun (1980) and The Thorn Birds (1983). Chamberlain was romantically involved with television actor Wesley Eure in the early 1970s. In 1977, he met actor-writer producer Martin Rabbet, with whom he began a long-term relationship. This led to a civil union in the state of Hawaii, where the couple resided from 1986 to 2010. During that time he legally adopted Rabbet to protect his future estate. In 1989 he was outed by the French magazine Nous Deux, but it was not until 2003 that he confirmed his homosexuality.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
03-31-1940 Barney Frank – Born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. A member
of the House Financial Services Committee (2007 -2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the U.S. financial industry. He is considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States. Frank resides in a studio apartment complex in Newton, Massachusetts. His husband, Jim Ready, is a surfing enthusiast whom Frank met during a gay political fundraiser in Maine. On July 7, 2012, Frank married Ready, his longtime partner, at Boston Marriott Newton in suburban Boston.
The original Broadway production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!,” starring Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Howard Da Silva, and Celeste Holm, opened at New York’s St. James Theatre for 2212 performances.
The original Broadway production of the Tennessee Williams play “The Glass Menagerie,” starring Eddie Dowling, Julie Haydon, Anthony Ross and Laurette Taylor, opened at New York’s Playhouse Theatre for 563 performances.
RCA Victor introduces the 45 rpm single record, which had been in development since 1940. The 7 inch disc was designed to compete with the 33 1/3 LP introduced by Columbia a year earlier. Both formats offered better fidelity and longer playing time than the 78 rpm platter that was currently in use. Advertisements for new record players boasted that with 45 RPM records, the listener could hear up to ten records with speedy, silent, hardly noticeable changes.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
03-31-1961 Suzanne Westenhoefer – Born in Columbia, Pennsylvania. She is an American
lesbian stand-up comedian. After accepting a dare, she began her career delivering gay-themed material to straight audiences in mainstream comedy clubs in New York City in the early 1990s. She became the first out lesbian comic ever to appear on television in 1991 on an episode of Sally Jesse Raphael entitled “Breaking the Lesbian Stereotype…Lesbians Who Don’t Look Like Lesbians.” She went on to become the first out gay comic to host her own HBO Comedy Special in 1994 and to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2003.
1964, Canada – Ed Northe founds the Imperial Court of Canada, a monarchist society comprised primarily of drag personalities, and becomes a driving force in the effort to achieve equality in Canada. The Court of Canada now has at least 14 chapters across the country and is the oldest, continuously running GLBT Organization in Canada.
03-31-1964 Pat Steadman – Born in Westminster, Colorado. He is a legislator, attorney, and former lobbyist from Colorado.
Steadman, a Democrat, was appointed to the Colorado Senate in May 2009. He is best known for his advocacy on gay rights issues. In 2000 he met David Misner. They were together until Misner’s death of pancreatic cancer in 2012. Steadman is out gay and one of eight other gay members of the Colorado General Assembly.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
03-31-1972 Alejandro Amenábar – Born in Santiago, Chile. He is a Spanish-Chilean writer,
composer, and director. He has won 8 Goyas, an Academy Award, and one European Film Award. Amenabar has written the screenplays to all five of his movies and is also the composer of the soundtracks of his films. In 2004, Amenábar came out as gay.
03-31-1974 Prabal Gurung – Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a fashion
designer. In 1999, Gurung moved to New York City, where he interned for Donna Karan while attending Parsons School of Design. In his first year he was awarded the “Best Designer” title at the Parsons/FIT design competition. He became design director at Bill Blass. Following five successful years at Blass, he launched his own collection. His designs have been worn by Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, The Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lawrence, and many other celebrities. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).
Sister Sledge had the new #1 on the R&B chart with “He’s The Greatest Dancer”.
“Tragedy” from the Bee Gees remained at #1 giving the trio a total of 19 weeks at #1 in the last three years for five different chart-toppers. “I Will Survive” from Gloria Gaynor sat poised to take over
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Rockwell ruled for a fifth week on the R&B chart with “Somebody’s Watching Me”.
Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me” was #2, while The Eurythmics were up to 4 with “Here Comes The Rain Again” and newcomer Cyndi Lauper fell with “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” and Culture Club had another Top 10 with “Miss Me Blind”.
Colour By Numbers from Culture Club was was #4 on the LP charts followed by #6 Learning to Crawl from the Pretenders, Touch by the Eurythmics at 7 while Cyndi Lauper edged into the Top 10 with She’s So Unusual.
Prince released the album Sign O’ the Times on on his own Paisley Records.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
# 7 Madonna with “Keep It Together” in the USa
David Bowie hit #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Changes Bowie.
At the Starplex Amphitheater in Dallas, Cher began her 55-date Heart of Stone World Tour. Her Heart of Stone tour would gross over $70 million.
03-31-1990 – 04-18-2019 Lyra McKee – Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was a journalist from Northern Ireland that wrote about the consequences of the Troubles (the conflict in Northern Ireland that began in the 1960s). She was also a gay right s activist and “believed passionately in
social and religious tolerance.” McKee, who was named Sky News Young Journalist of the Year in 2006, was writing a book on the disappearance of young people during the violence in Northern Ireland. She had also written about her struggles growing up gay in Northern Ireland. On April 18, 2019, McKee was shot during rioting in the Creggan Area of Derry, Northern Ireland. Violence had broken out after police raids on dissidents with the aim of seizing munitions ahead of the Easter Rising (also known as the Easter Rebellion) parades that were to take place in the area that weekend. McKee was standing near an armored police Land Rover when a gunman fired up to twelve shots towards the police. She was hit in the head and died later at the area hospital. The leaders of Northern Ireland’s main political parties released a joint statement condemning the killing of McKee and described it as “an attack on all the people of this community, an attack on
the peace and democratic processes.“ McKee was in a domestic partnership with Sara Canning, a nurse. After her death it was revealed that she had been planning to propose marriage to Canning, and had purchased an engagement ring. Her funeral was attended by then Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, and Irish President Michale D. Higgins. Father Martin Magill received a standing ovation when he asked why it took her death to unite politicians. Days later the British and Irish governments announced a new talks process aimed at restoring Ireland’s political institutions. That has now happened after three years of deadlock. On February 11, 2020, four men were arrested under the Terrorism Act in Derry. A 52-year-old man was charged with McKee’s murder the following day. (2nd photo is a mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast, Ireland)
Whitney Houston performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Norfolk Naval Air Station for American soldiers returning from the Gulf War. Her recording of the anthem sold more than 750,000 records in only nine days.
Madonna caused trouble on the set of The Late Show With David Letterman. The network had to delete 13 offending words from the audio track before the show aired. An obviously annoyed Letterman told the singer “People don’t want language like that coming into their living room.” Madonna also handed Letterman a pair of her panties and told him to sniff them. He declined and stuffed them into his desk drawer. Robin Williams later described the segment as a “battle of wits with an unarmed woman.”
Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar had been fired for embezzlement.
1997, UK – Premiere of the Teletubbies. The first is Tinky Winky with his purple color, his triangle icon, and his purse, causing some to claim that Tinky is a gay role model. Jerry Falwell, leader of the Morsal Majority, publically denounces Tinky in 1999.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: this set off a teletubbie craze among gay adults, with your blogger suspecting Faldwell owned stock in hte marketing.
“Good Times” – made in 1967, and the only movie to star Sonny & Cher – had its home video debut and included a previously unreleased version of “I Got You Babe.”
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that digital music sales almost tripled around the world in 2005, reaching $1.1 billion in value.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
A private detective’s search for Olivia Newton-John‘s former boyfriend, Patrick McDermott, was called off when McDermott sent photos and voice recordings to prove that he was alive and well. McDermott vanished at sea in 2005 and was believed to have drowned after a boating mishap, but has since been traced to the Mexican fishing village of Sayulita, where he was working as a deckhand. Newton-John split from McDermott the day before he disappeared and she went on to wed millionaire herb entrepreneur John Easterling in 2008.
Cher’s first child, Chaz Bono, asked a judge to formally change his name and gender following the sex change surgery he had last year. The 41-year-old, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, became Chaz Salvatore according to a petition filed in Los Angeles. Salvatore was his father Sonny Bono’s real first name.
2014, Canada – Model and activist Geena Rocero (born 1983) comes out as transgender during her TED talk filmed in Vancouver on the Transgender Day of Visibility. She is a Filipino American supermodel, TED speaker, and transgender advocate based in New York City. Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, an advocacy and aid organization that stands up for the right of transgender people worldwide to “self-identify with the fewest possible barriers”.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Meanwhile Heterosexual women continue to not have rights.
Mar 31, 2018 — 1940 – Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) is born. A United States Congressman since 1980, Frank was one of the first openly gay elected …
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International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31st … LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender …
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 when 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.