BCE to The Suffragettes
04-30-1877 – 03-07-1967 Alice B. Toklas – Born in San Francisco, California. She was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Her life partner was writer Gertrude Stein until Stein’s death in 1946. She was Stein’s confidante, lover, cook, secretary, muse, editor, critic, and general organizer. Toklas remained in the background, chiefly in the shadow of Stein, until Stein published her memoirs in 1933 under the teasing title The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. It became Stein’s bestselling book.
most legendary lesbian couple. After moving to Paris, Stein met Alice B. Toklas in 1907. Alice called her “Pussy” and Gertrude was “Lovey” to Alice. Their apartment on the Rue de Fleurus which became a famous meeting place for artists and writers. During the period Toklas and Stein were together, they frequently exchanged love letters. Alice was an early riser, and Gertrude, who wrote late into the night, left her tender, passionate notes to cheer up her mornings. “Baby precious Hubby worked and / loved his wifey, sweet sleepy wifey, / dear dainty wifey, baby precious sleep,” Stein once rhymed. Toklas gained wide attention with the publication of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933), which is actually Gertrude Stein’s memoirs. It records Toklas’s first-person observations of Stein’s life and her friends, among them Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Georges Braque. The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook came out when Toklas was 77. It contained 300 recipes and became famous because of one special dish, Toklas’s Haschich Fudge (“which anyone could whip up on a rainy day,” as she wrote).
Toklas published her own literary memoir, a 1954 book that mixed reminiscences and recipes under the title The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. The most famous recipe was called “Haschich Fudge,” a mixture of fruit, nuts, spices, and “cannibus sativa,” or marijuana. Her name was later lent to the range of cannabis concoctions called Alice B. Toklas brownies. When Stein died in 1946, she left most of her estate to Toklas, including their art collection. Stein’s relatives disputed her right to have or sell the art because their relationship was not legally recognized. The paintings were locked in a Paris bank vault at the insistence of the Steins. Toklas began writing to earn an income and published three books. In 1963, her own memoir, What Is Remembered, was published. Her later years were spent in financial difficulties and in poor health.
1921, France – Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) publishes the first part of Sodome et Gomorrhe (Cities of the Plain), part of his 16-volume opus A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past). The themes of male and female same-sex passion interwoven into the previous volumes now come to the fore in an extended essay on the homosexual.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Frank Sinatra began working with a new arranger named Nelson Riddle.
04-30-1954 – 04-27-1989 Howard Brookner – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American film director. Brookner produced and directed the documentary of William S. Burroughs, Burroughs: the Movie (1983) and the documentary on theatre director Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson and the Civil Wars (1986). Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), was his last film. He died of AIDS just before his 35th birthday. He left this quote on his refrigerator door, “There’s so much beauty in the world. That’s what got me into trouble in the first place.” (Photo by Paula Court, Paris, 1986)
April 30, 1957
“Number 47 said to Number Three, You’re the cutest Jailbird I ever did see, I sure would be delighted with your company, c’mon and do the Jailhouse Rock with me”
Not heterosexual lyrics owing to Jails not previously being co-ed.
Elvis worked on Jailhouse Rock soundtrack recordings at Radio Recorders from 10.00 a.m. to 6.10 p.m.
It was at this sessions that Elvis first met with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller .
In the Jailhouse Rock movie, Mike Stoller had a small role as a piano player, joining Scotty Moore, Bill Black and DJ Fontana playing the session musicians for “Vince Everett”.
Jailhouse Rock (EP) – Wikipedia
‘Jailhouse Rock’ later went on to top the Cashbox Best Sellers list, the Billboard Pop music chart, the R&B chart and even the Country And Western chart in the USA and was the first song to debut at No.1 in Great Britain.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The Federal Communications Commission ruled that, henceforth, all U.S. television receivers must be equipped to receive both VHF and UHF channels.
Dropping to SUA song chart #8 Cher with “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1973, Canada – In Toronto, Newsweb Enterprises, a printing company controlled by newspaper The Toronto Star, refuses to print Issue 8 of the gay paper The Body Politic following a battle over classified ads which the printer said were “obscene.
04-30-1976 Amanda Palmer – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American performer, singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer. Palmer first came to prominence as part of the duo The Dresden Dolls and continued to have a successful solo career. She is openly bisexual. Palmer practices meditation and wrote an article titled Melody vs. Meditation for the Buddhist publication Shamblhala Sun, that described her struggle between songwriting and being able to clear the mind to meditate.
USA song charts: former #1 now #3“Don’t Leave Me This Way” from Thelma Houston, #5 one of Natalie Cole’s biggest hits, “I’ve Got Love On My Mind
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Canada – Two Winnipeg chain bookstores, Coles and Classics, remove copies of Joy of Gay Sex and Joy of Lesbian Sex from shelves following threats from police of obscenity charges.
USA – “Young, Gay and Proud”-the first gay-themed title from the Boston-based publisher Alyson Publications-arrives in bookstores. The publishing house, founded by gay activist Sasha Alyson, goes on to become the country’s principal gay small press giving many prominent gay writers their start.
More than eighteen thousand people fill Madison Square Garden for what is dubbed “the biggest gay event of all time,” a benefit performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus to raise money for Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
USA song charts #5 David Bowie with “Let’s Dance”, and #7 Thomas Dolby had “She Blinded Me With Science”
04-30-1984 Seimone Augustus – Born in Baron Rouge, Louisiana. She is an American professional basketball player. She was on the team
that won gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Augustus is openly lesbian and had been a prominent figure in the battle for marriage equality. She married her long time girlfriend LaTaya Varner.
Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” became her 11th consecutive Top Five single.
1988, UK – Some 30,000 demonstrators, including rock stars and other celebrities, march in London to protest the passage of Clause 28, affecting England, Wales and Scotland. This is the largest lesbian and gay rally in the history of the UK. Clause 28 stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”. It was repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland by the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, one of the first pieces of legislation enacted by the new Scottish Parliament, and on 18 November 2003 in the rest of the United Kingdom.
Canadian 20 year old Celine Dion helps Switzerland win its first ever Eurovision Song Contest with her rendition of “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”.
1989: Nearly 30,000 protesters march in Austin, TX demanding an end to the state’s sodomy laws, as well as increased funding for the state’s AIDS programs. The next day, members of ACT UP wrap the state capitol in red tape to symbolize their frustration with the state’s bureaucratic machinery, which, according to one activist, “is often harder on people with AIDS than the disease itself.”
04-30-1989 Anastasia Bucsis – Born in Calgary, Canada. She is an Olympic Canadian speed skater. She came out publicly as a lesbian in
2013 at Calgary Pride and marched in the 2014 Calgary Pride Parade. In June 2014, it was revealed that Bucsis is in a same-sex relationship with women’s hockey goaltender and three-time Winter Games gold medalist Charline Labonté.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990: Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center reports that the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit is drawing approximately twenty-five hundred visitors a day, compared to between two hundred and five hundred visitors a day for previous exhibits.
Madonna’s bustier was stolen from Fredrick’s Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.
Elton John’s single “Simple Life” entered Billboard‘s Top 40, breaking Elvis Presley’s longstanding record with 24 consecutive years of Top 40 hits.
1997: Ellen DeGeneres’s character Ellen Morgan comes out as gay in “The Puppy Episode“, seen by 42 million viewers. Her ratings plunged, which she said was due to a lack of promotion, and the show was pulled the next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Her “coming out” heralded an era of other gay celebrities following suit.[youtube http://youtu.be/v9emoc2rEwM?t=3m4s]
The three former members of Spandau Ballet lost a court case against band songwriter Gary Kemp. They had claimed they were owed £1 million in lost royalties. The Judge said he had become a fan of the bands during the case.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approves a measure allowing city employees to claim reimbursement for up to $50,000 of costs associated with sex reassignment surgery.
Madonna was #1 on the Album chart with American Life.
Cher played the final night of her three-year long Farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl.
Regulations covering the provision of goods, facilities and services, outlawing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation enter into force in Great Britain.
Zola Taylor, who broke gender barriers as the first female member of the 1950s R&B group The Platters, singing on their hit “The Great Pretender”, died from complications of pneumonia. She was 69.
2009: Iowa officials start issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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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 with Larry having to point out that were they admitting Elvis was bisexual?
As if Geller, a Hollywood hairdress would have a problem and his challenge back to those accusers was were they admitting Elvis was bisexual with the accusation? the last Elvis secret, along with the suicide note left in 1977, all swore to not reveal.
And each Memphis Mafia Member book was all about the orgies and parties Elvis made them attend, as if that was not why they were his friends acquired over time, to Red West, who saved Elvis from high school bathroom beatings and haircuts.
from my original blog:
Books: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
With the new theatric Biopic that will reveal Elvis’ self harm in both diet and injuries as a pretense to get cancer level drugs from doctors and dentists and anyone who would administer anything, including an induced week long coma for weight loss in Vegas, known to any Elvis fan who read:
the Darkest Elvis Secret was said by his StepMom on National USA tv. That one can be famous and rich and be depressed, connects to why western nations have the highest suicide rates: direct/obvious and passive. In 2017 it was revealed Elvis Presley left a suicide note, and that was why the life insurance policy was never cashed.
Was There A Dark Side to Elvis and Gladys?
It is important to note that the majority of sexual predators and murderers are males who victimize: pick the most inclusive or the most diverse statement of victim categories:
A) women and other men
B) men and women
C) heterosexual men, heterosexual women and LGBTQ2
D) heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay/bisexual men, bisexual women, lesbians and NB/Transpersons
now factor in how to phrase that sentence and include 1 ethnicity 2 disability – physical of body and/or of the brain and persons without religion/spirituality
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.