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BCE to The Suffragettes


Daniel Emmett introduced “I Wish I was in Dixie’s Land.” About two years later the song became the Civil War song of the Confederacy.

LGBTQ@ Blogger Nina Notes: a follow up in 1972 on this day

04-04-1861 — 06-28-1948   Alice Dannenberg – Born in Mitau, Russian Empire (what is now Latvia). She was an artist that moved to Paris by the end of the 19th century. In 1901, she began to exhibit her work with a group of Left Bank artists known as “Les Quelques” (The  Few) that also included the Swiss painter Martha Stettler. In 1902, Dannenberg and Stettler opened an art school, Académie de la Grande Chaumière. They were directors of the school from 1909 to 1945. Tamara de Lempicka was one of their students. Dannenberg was elected to the National Society of Fine Arts in 1911. In 1927, she received her French naturalization papers, and not long afterward she and Stettler moved to Fontenay-sous-Bois. The last exhibition that she participated in was in 1937. After WWII, she and Stettler moved to Châtillon, where she died in 1948. The two women had a forty-year relationship.

1932 – Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) is born. He was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion, but is best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock‘sPsychoand its three sequels. According to the posthumous biography Split Image by Charles Winecoff, Perkins had exclusively same-sex relationships until his late 30s, including with actors Rock Hudson(November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985),Tab Hunter (born July 11, 1931), artist Christopher Makos(born 1948), dancer Rudolf Nureyev(17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993), composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim(born March 22, 1930), and dancer-choreographer Grover Dale (born July 22, 1935). Perkins has been described as one of the two great men in the life of French songwriter Patrick Loiseau. Perkins died at his Los Angeles home on September 12, 1992, from AIDS-relatedpneumonia.

04-04-1932 Clive Davis – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is an American record producer and music industry executive. Davis has won 

five Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From 1967 to 1973, Davis was the president of Columbia Records. In June 1967, at the urging of his friend and business associate Lou Adler, Davis attended the Monterey Pop Festival. He immediately signed Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company, and went on to sign Laura Nyro, Electric Flag, Santana, The Chambers Brothers,  Chicago, Billy Joel, Blood Sweat & Tears, Loggins & Messina, Aerosmith, 

Pink Floyd, and Bruce Springsteen. He was founder and president of Arista Records from 1975 to 2000 until founding J Records. From 2002 until April 2008, he was the chairman and CEO of the RCA Music Group, which included RCA Records, J Records, and Arista Records. Currently Davis is the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He has played a part in the careers of TLC, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Jennifer Hudson. Davis is credited with bringing Whitney Houston to prominence. Davis has 

been married twice and has four children and also six grandchildren. In 2013, Davis publicly came out as bisexual in his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life. On the daytime talk show Katie, he told host Katie Couric that he hoped his coming out would lead to “greater understanding” of bisexuality. Davis revealed he had his first sexual encounter with a man in the era of Studio 54. During the past twenty years he has had two monogamous relationships with men.

1938, Germany – The Gestapo decrees that men convicted of homosexuality will be sent to the concentration camps. Between 1933 and 1945 when WWII ended, and estimated 100,00 men were arrested as homosexuals; 50,000 were sentenced and sent to prison. Between 5,000 and 15,000 were in concentration camps. After WWII many remained in jail until 1968 because homosexuality was still a crime in Germany under Paragraph 175 which as not repealed until 1994.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


Maestro Arturo Toscanini conducted his last concert with the NBC Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City ending a 17-year association with the orchestra.


RCA Victor Records announces that it will release all Pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously, the first record company to do so. Elvis Presley’s single, “Stuck on You” is RCA’s first mono / stereo release.


From the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Apollo 6 began a 10-hour flight, the final unmanned test of the Saturn V launch vehicle that gave the agency enough confidence to use it for manned launches.

“People” by Barbra Streisand debuted.


The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

At 6:01 p.m., local time, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. After emergency chest surgery, King was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital at 7:05 p.m. He was 39 years old.

April 04, 1968

Exactly one year earlier, he had given his most prophetic speech:

James Brown made a national television appeal for calm following the assassination of Martin Luther King.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Janis Joplin reunited with Big Brother & the Holding Company at a concert in San Francisco, California


on April 4, RCA released the single “An American Trilogy,” recorded during an Elvis Presley concerts at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in February 1972. Despite the advertisement, the Elvis Standing Room Only LP was not released.

The world’s first LGBT synagogue, Beth Chayam Chadashim (BCC), was founded, in Los Angeles.On April 4, 1972, four Jews – Selma Kay, Jerry Gordon, Jerry Small, and Bob Zalkin – came to a weekly Wednesday night meeting at Los Angeles’s Metropolitan Community Church. In less than four years MCC, the first church with an outreach to gays and lesbians, had grown to 15,000 members in 40 U.S. cities. In Los Angeles, the “mother church,” led by Rev. Troy Perry and located near USC, had 725 members. The presence of Jews at the church was understandable. In 1972 the existence of lesbian and gay Jews was virtually unheard of. It was a time when same-sex activity was illegal, homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness, and to be openly gay or lesbian usually meant loss of employment and rejection by family and Jewish community. The Stonewall Riots in New York’s Greenwich Village, often considered the watershed event in the modern gay liberation movement, had occurred less than three years earlier.Fifteen people came to the first service, held June 9, 1972 in Jerry Gordon’s home. Beth Chayim Chadashim (“House of New Life”) was founded in Mid-City Los Angeles in 1972 as a synagogue primarily for lesbians and gays. Affiliated with Reform Judaism, it has been acknowledged by the Los Angeles Conservancy as being “culturally significant” as both the first LGBT synagogue in the world, the first LGBT synagogue recognized by the Union for Reform Judaism and, in 1977, as the first LGBT synagogue to own its own building. In 1973, BCC received a Torah scroll from the town of Chotebor, Czechoslovakia, on permanent loan from Westminster Synagogue in London. It continues to be a cherished guest at BCC.

 1974 – In New York City, more than 1,000 people gather in Greenwich Village to demonstrate support for a gay and lesbian municipal rights ordinance currently under debate in the City Council. The bill had been strongly opposed by, among others, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.

April 04, 1975

Elvis left Las Vegas and flew to Los Angeles. A formal offer is made to Elvis about “Star Is Born.” and the Colonel responds with a counter offer for Elvis’ services , which was subsequently rejected.

1976, Italy – Pope Paul VI publicly denies press reports that he has had affairs with men.


ABBA received a Gold record for the album Arrival.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list


Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb remained on top of the Adult Contemporary chart for the fourth week with “What Kind Of Fool” and #10 on the pop – the 44th career hit for Barbra Streisand and the 38th for Barry Gibb


The Eurythmics released the single “Would I Lie To You”.


Pepsi-Cola announces that it will no longer run the commercial that features Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” after religious groups in the US protest. They would continue to broadcast the ad in Canada.


Madonna’s “Frozen” peaked at #2, tying her with Elvis Presley and Creedence Clearwater Revival for the most #2 hits in the Rock Era.

Blogger Nina Notes. 1956 and 1957 were no longer counted in this decade to favour current artists.

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”

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women


LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts | CNN › 2015/06/19 › lgbt-rights-mileston…

Jun 19, 2015 — Read CNN’s Fast Facts on lesbiangay, bisexual, transgender and queer … April 4, 2017 – The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the …


It was reported that David Bowie had dominated the UK album charts for the first quarter of 2016. Bowie had the most entries to the chart with six albums in the top 40, after fans sought out his music in the wake of his death in January with his final album Blackstar becoming the second best selling album of the year so far, (behind Adele’s 25).

2017 – The 7th District Court of Appeals rules that the Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, after Kimberly Hively sues Ivy Tech Community College for violating Title VII of the act by denying her employment.In the groundbreaking 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. This came after Lambda Legal urged the Court to reverse a lower court ruling and allow Kimberly Hively to present her case alleging that Ivy Tech Community College, where she worked as an instructor for 14 years, denied her fulltime employment and promotions and eventually terminated her employment because she is a lesbian.


#AM_Equality: April 4, 2022 – Human Rights Campaign › news › am-equality-april-4-2022


Gay History – April 4, 1938: Gestapo Announces That … › Featured

Apr 6, 2021 — Gay History – April 4, 1938: Gestapo Announces That Homosexual Prisoners Are To Be Sent To Concentration Camps … Paragraph 175 was a provision …

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – APRIL 4 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-april-4

Apr 4, 2019 — 1972 – The world’s first LGBT synagogue, Beth Chayam Chadashim (BCC), was founded, in Los Angeles.On April 4, 1972, four Jews – Selma Kay, Jerry …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


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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

Our Daily Elvis

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?

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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.


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