BCE to The Suffragettes
Handel’s “Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 4” was performed for the first time.
Thomas Edison devises a telephone design that becomes the basis for his later claim to the invention of the microphone.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the above is included as a tech that created cultural shift, and commentary about tech to give context to the data shared herein. And owing to the rivalry with the balance of probability gay Tesla the historic person whom the Mad Scientist Archetype was crated from.
04-01-1883 – 12-07-1946 Laurette Taylor – Born in New York City, New
York. She was an American stage and silent film actress. Taylor had an affair with Eva Le Gallienne. Married twice, her second marriage was to British playwright J. Hartley Manners, who wrote the play Peg o’ My Heart for her. It was a major and personal triumph for Taylor, who toured extensively throughout the country. Based upon the popular novel by Mary O’Hara, the play’s success inspired a 1922 film version starring Taylor and directed by King Vidor.
1896, Germany – The first issue of Der Eigene (Self-Ownership), an openly homosexual publication, appears from 1896 to 1932. Adolf Brand (14 November 1874 – 2 February 1945) writes in this first issue: “This journal is dedicated to Eigen people, such people as are proud of their Eigenheit and wish to maintain it at any price.” Brand was a German writer, individualist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality.
04-01-1900 – 10-17-1984 Alberta Hunter – Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an internationally known Aftican-American jazz singer and songwriter.
Her career spanned from the early 1920s to the late 1950s. With the death of her mother in 1957, she stopped performing and became a nurse. She worked for 20 years at Roosevelt Island’s Goldwater Memorial Hospital. When she was forced to retire, she decided to sing again and had a successful comeback up until her death in 1984. Hunter was a lesbian, although she kept her sexuality relatively private. She was involved with Lottie Tyler for many years, the relationship ending upon the death of Tyler.
April 1, 1928
Victor’s Automatic Orthophonic, the first gramophone with record-changing ability, went on sale.
1930 – The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) introduces a self-regulatory code of movie ethics, discouraging filmmakers from including frank depictions of sex and sexuality. Nicknamed the Hays Code after the head of the MPPDA, former Republican National Committee chairman Will H. Hays, the regulations become mandatory on July 1, 1934.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-01-1942 Samuel Delany – Born in New York City, New York. He is a gay African-American author, professor, and literary critic. His work includes
fiction, especially science fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. He has won four Nebula awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career. In 2002, he was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Delany has identified as a gay man since adolescence, though he was married to poet Marilyn Hacker (who was aware of Delany’s orientation and has identified as a lesbian since their divorce in 1980) has led some to classify him as bisexual.
1943, The Netherlands – Fifteen men including three gay men had attacked a Nazi-held building on March 27th. An unknown betrayer causes their arrest on this day. The leader of the group, Willem Arondeus (22 August 1894 – 1 July 1943), declares, “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards.” Arondeus was a Dutch artist and author, who joined the Dutch anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War II. He participated in the bombing of the Amsterdam public records office to hinder the Nazi German effort to identify Dutch Jews and other wanted by the Gestapo. Arondeus was caught and executed soon after his arrest.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1950 – Bowing to McCarthy-era pressure from anti-Communist conservatives, the Civil Service Commission intensifies its efforts to locate and dismiss lesbians and gay men working in government. Over the next six months, 382 are fired, compared with 192 for the preceding two and a half years.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
04-01-1962 Phillip Schofield – Born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is an English television presenter who works for ITV. He gained national attention working for the BBC. In 1993, he married his long-time partner Stephanie Lowe, the couple have two daughters. On February 7, 2020, Schofield came out as gay. In an interview on This Morning, he stated that “with the help and support of my wife and daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.”
April 1, 1966
Pye Records released David Bowie’s first solo single, ‘Do Anything You Say’. Despite featuring Bowie’s backing band at the time, The Buzz, the single was to be the first simply credited to David Bowie, (which failed to chart). Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third.
04-01-1967 Joe FitzPatrick – Born in Dundee, United Kingdom. He is a
politician and a National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dundee City West. Since 2007, he has represented the constituency at the Scottish Parliament. He is also the Scottish Government Minister for Parliamentary Business since September 2012. FitzPatrick is one of five out LGBT MSPs, along with Marco Biagi, Ruth Davidson, Kevin Stewart, and Patrick Harvie.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
April 1, 1970
The Advocate estimates that there are approximately 6,817,000 gays
Woodstock, the documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York, premieres in Hollywood. It would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
As an April Fool’s joke, John Lennon and Yoko Ono issued a statement to the press that they were having dual sex change operations.
1971, France – Police confiscate copies of JeanPaul Sartre’s newspaper Tout when it publishes an editorial advocating social acceptance of homosexuality, which was not criminalized in France.
1972 – Delaware decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
04-01-1973 Rachel Maddow – Born in Castro Valley, California. She is the first openly gay American to win a Rhodes scholarship. An American
television host, political commentator, and author, Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. She holds a doctorate in politics from Oxford University. Asked about her political views by the Valley Advocate, Maddow replied, “I’m undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I’m in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform.” Maddow lives in Manhattan and western Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.
1974 – In Michigan, Kathy Kozachenko wins a seat on the Ann Arbor City Council. She is the first openly lesbian or gay person elected to public office in the US. Kozachenko is often overlooked as the first openly gay elected official in the United States. On the day after the election in 1974, The New York Times ran an article that ignored the election of Kozachenko, and instead focused on the marijuana tax referendum. When listing the winning candidates, the Times depicted her as “a student at University of Michigan who described herself as a lesbian.”
1975 – Mandate, an openly gay nudie magazine, makes its debut.
1976 – South Dakota decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
04-01-1976 Apple Inc. – The company was founded on this day by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak. CEO is Tim Cook. Apple has a long record of supporting the LGBT community. In 2014, thousands of Apple employees celebrated Pride. After the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision regarding marriage equality, Apple released a statement stating, “Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for it decisions today.”
The Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” prevailed for an 11th week at #1 on the Album chart while Barry Manilow’s Even Now in the #4 spot while Queen’s News of the World dropped to 9
“Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was #1 for a third week. The group had now been at #1 in 10 of the last 15 weeks, and songs written by the group (they also wrote “Love Is Thicker Than Water” for Andy Gibb) had been #1 for 12 of 15 weeks. Their previous #1–“Stayin’ Alive” was second, with at three Barry Manilow with “Can’t Smile Without You”
LGBTQ@ blogger Nina Notes: Disco is why the Beegees are included, Gay Club Influence the mainstream
1979 – The Village People’s song In The Navy begins a thirteen-week run on the nation’s Top 40. The U.S. Navy briefly considers using the song as a recruitment theme until the full implications of the lyrics are explained.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1981 – Ebony magazine poses the question, “Is Homosexuality a Threat to the Black Family?” The article concludes that it is not.
1985 – The first classes are held at the Harvey Milk School for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth, a New York city-funded institution. Harvey Milk is the first gay high school in America.
1985 – New York City: The Hetrick-Martin Institute opens the Harvey Milk School for 20 openly lesbian and gay teenagers in the basement of a Greenwich Village church. The city-funded high school provides a place of refuge for the students, many of whom have dropped out of other schools to escape repeated abuse and harassment. In 1979, life partners and educators on gay and lesbian issues, Dr. Emery Hetrick (1946-1987, a psychiatrist, and Dr. Damien Martin (1934-1991), a professor at New York University, heard the heartbreaking story of a homeless 15-year-old boy who had been beaten and thrown out of his emergency shelter because he was gay. They were so moved that they gathered a group of concerned adults and created what was then called the Institute for the Protection of Lesbian and Gay Youth (IPLGY) to assist this group of young people who desperately needed support. In 1988, the organization was renamed Hetrick-Martin Institute in honor of its founders and their lifelong commitment to service.
04-01-1986 Ireen Wüst – Born in Goirie, Netherlands. She is a Dutch long-track all-around speed skater. At the age of 19, she won the gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games 3000-meter event. She is the youngest Dutch Olympic champion in Winter Games history. At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, she won the 1500-meter
event. In the 2014 Winter Games, she won 2 gold and 3 silver medals. She is the most successful athlete of the Netherlands at the Winter Olympics. In 2014 she was elected by Reuters as the Sportswomen of the World. Wüst has won six gold medals, five silver, and on bronze, making her the most decorated Olympic speedskater in history. Since she is out as bisexual, she is also the most decorated out LGBTQ Olympian. She and skater Letitia de Jong have been together since 2017 and Wüst said she plans to marry her this summer — their wedding has been postponed several times because of the pandemic.
1987 –The first National Gay and Lesbian Youth Conference is held in Los Angeles
Madonna scored her third UK No.1 album with ‘Like A Prayer.’ Also a US No.1 the album spent 70 weeks on the UK chart.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990 – Madonna announces in Vanity Fair that she is not a lesbian and that Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is not her lover. Bernhard is openly bisexual and a strong supporter of gay rights. On July 4, 1998, Bernhard gave birth to a daughter, Cicely Yasin Bernhard, whom she raises with her longtime partner, Sara Switzer.
Michael Jackson tried to buy the remains of Elvis’ twin brother, Jesse. (Blogger Nina Notes, the grave of Jessie Garon Presley has never been located in Tupleo)
1997 – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Commissioners strips the Arts and Science Council of $2.5 million in funding stemming from a community-wide debate over “Angels in America.”
1998 – Coretta Scott King, widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., calls on the civil rights community to join the struggle against homophobia. She receives criticism from members of the black civil rights movement for comparing civil rights to gay rights.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001, The Nertherlands – First legal same-sex weddings in the world take place in Amsterdam City Hall after The Netherlands becomes the first country to legalize same-sex marriage. Denmark was already recognizing civil unions, but no country had extended to gay and lesbian couples all the protections, rights and responsibilities of marriage until now.
It was reported that Spice Girl Mel B had been advised to sell her £3.5m Buckinghamshire mansion because she couldn’t afford to run it. The singer told friends she had to take out a £500.000 bank loan.
LGBGQ@ blogger nina notes: Faux lesbian ban marketing, culture co-opting
Following in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Cher, Elton John and Bette Midler, Carlos Santana announced that he has been booked to perform about 36 concerts per year at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show was to be called The Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Madonna achieved her 12th UK #1 album with “MDNA” to overtake Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums in Great Britain – until the Wonder of You Elvis release.
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.
Was There A Dark Side to Elvis and Gladys?
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.