BCE to The Suffragettes
George Frideric Handel’s “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” was written.
Beethoven‘s “Opus 21: Symphony No. 1 in C major” was first performed for Baron von Swieten.
04-02-1805 – 08-04-1875 Hans Christian Andersen – Born in Odense, Denmark. He was a Danish storyteller and playwright. Although a prolific
writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. His fairy tales have been translated into 125 languages. Some of his most famous fairy tales include: The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Nightingale, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films. Andersen fell in love with unattainable women and he certainly experienced same-sex love as well: He wrote to Edvard Colin: “I languish for you as for a pretty Calabrian wrench…my sentiments for you are those of a woman. The femininity of my nature and our friendship must remain a mystery.” He also had infatuations for the Danish dancer Harald Scarf and Carl Alexander, the duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. None of these crushes that he had with women or men resulted into any relationship.
04-02-1884 – 03-29-1965 Adrian-Nilsson Gösta – Born in Lund, Sweden.
He was a Swedish artist and writer, usually referred to as GAN. GAN was a pioneer of the Swedish modernist art movement. His later works were more towards romanticism, inspired by landscape artist Marcus Larson. In addition to oil paintings, he also did some watercolors, wrote poems, short stories, and children’s books. GAN was gay and many of his works reflect this. He loved sailors, sportsmen, and masculine strength. Because homosexual eroticism was both illegal and taboo in Sweden, GAN was forced
to live a double life. His diaries give us an insight into what it was like to be a gay man in Sweden. GAN is now considered one of the most significant Swedish artists of the twentieth century. He also is recognized as a bold pioneer in gay art, defying the predominant homophobia of his era.
The first motion picture theater, the Electric Theatre, opened in Los Angeles with first features “Capture of the Biddle Brothers” and “New York in a Blizzard.” Business was so good on opening night that the theater started offering matinées the next day.
04-02-1914 – 08-05-2000 Sir Alec Guinness – Born in Maida Vale, London, England. He was an English actor. Guinness is known for his six collaborations with David Lean, including the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. In 1959, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. In the biography, Alec Guinness: The Unknown, by Garry O’Connor, in 1946 Guinness was arrested and fined for a homosexual act in a public restroom in Liverpool. Biographies written after his death claim Guinness was bisexual and that he had kept his sexuality private from the public. Only his closest friends and family members knew he had sexual relationships with men. Guinness died from liver cancer in 2000.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-02-1945 Linda Hunt – Born in Morristown, New Jersey. She is an American actress. Hunt’s breakthrough came playing the male character
Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first person to win an Oscar portraying a character of the opposite sex. She has also had a successful television career. Hunt has been in a relationship with psychotherapist Karen Kline since 1978. The two were married in 2008. As a teenager, Hunt was diagnosed as having hypopituitary dwarfism and stands 4 feet 9 inches tall.
04-02-1947 Camille Paglia – Born in Endicott, New York. She is an American academic and social critic. Paglia has been a professor at the
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984. She wrote a regular column for salon.com from 1995 to 2001 and again from 2007 to 2009. Paglia resumed writing a salon.com column in 2016. She considers her statement, “God is man’s greatest idea.” as probably the most important sentence that she has ever written. For over a decade she was lovers with artist Alison Maddex. The couple separated in 2007. She is an out lesbian and has been since she attended Yale in 1968.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1956 – David C. Bohnett (born April 2, 1956) is born. He is an American philanthropist and technology entrepreneur and founder and chairman of the David Bohnett Foundation, a non-profit, grant-making organization devoted to improving society through social activism. Bohnett founded the pioneering social networking site GeoCities in 1994. The highly successful site went public via an IPO in 1998, and was acquired by Yahoo! in 1999. In 1983, he entered a longterm relationship with fellow activist and openly gay judge Rand Schrader (May 11, 1945 – June 13, 1993) 11 years his senior. In 1994, Bohnett’s business and software expertise, and his interest in giving people a voice and a chance to meet people of similar interests, led him to develop GeoCities.com, with John Rezner as co-founder and chief technical officer. GeoCities was the first social networking site on the internet, an early forerunner of MySpace and Facebook. Bohnett has funded numerous LGBT CyberCenters inckuding the first university LGBT cybercenter at UCLA.
04-02-1958 Deborah L. Ruggiero – Born in Providence, Rhode Island. She
is an American radio personality and politician from Jamestown, Rhode Island. A Democrat, she serves in the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing the 74th district. Ruggiero is openly lesbian; her partner of 22 1/2 years, Joyce Ioanes, died of cancer in 2007. She is one of four openly LGBT members of the Rhode Island General Assembly.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in Birmingham, Alabama, to join the city’s leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Frederick Lee Shuttlesworth, in leading a massive desegregation campaign.
“Best Foot Forward” with Liza Minnelli opened in New York City.
Cher moved from 17 to 9 with a solo hit–“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with the posthumously released Pearl. The album features the No.1 hit ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster on which she played acoustic guitar.
ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fifth No.1 ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You.’ The song was also a Top 10 hit in over 15 countries. WHile in the USA ABBA’s #2 with “Dancing Queen”.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
At the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys, Anne Murray won four Juno Awards, including best single for “I Just Fall in Love Again”.
k.d. lang made her Los Angeles debut at the Roxy nightclub.
Whitney Houston reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Lee Anderson Minnelli sued her stepdaughter Liza Minnelli for elder abuse and breach of contract. The claim was filed based on the will of Vincente Minnelli.
2005 – NAACP Chair Julian Bond states in a national speech that “gay rights are civil rights.”
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Elton John appeared on TV’s Saturday Night Live where he and Leon Russell performed a couple of songs together. He also joked about being gay, performing at the royal wedding and being a new father.
Uruguay – Uruguay senate approves same-sex marriage by a vote of 23-8, becoming the fourteenth country in the world to legalize marriage equality.
Bisbee, Arizona became the first city in the conservative southwestern state to allow civil unions between same-sex couples.
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.