BCE to The Suffragettes
04-06-1882 – 08-11-1972 Rose Schneiderman – Born in Sawin, Congress Poland (Part of the Russian Empire) to a religious Jewish family. In 1890, her family migrated to New York City’s Lower East Side. In 1898, to
earn money, she worked as a lining stitcher in a cap factory. 1902, she and the rest of her family moved briefly to Montreal, Canada, where she developed an interest in politics and trade unions. In 1903, she returned to New York. She and another worker organized the women in her factory and achieved the first women’s local of the United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers Union. She quickly became a prominent member of the New York Women’s Trade Union League and was a participant in the massive strike of shirtwaist workers in New York City, also known as the Uprising of 20,000, led by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union in 1909. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911, in which 146 (123 women and 23 men) died, dramatized the conditions that Schneiderman, the WTUL, and the
union movement were fighting. Schneiderman was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union and became friends with Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, she was involved in efforts to rescue European Jews. Albert Einstein wrote her: “It must be a source of deep gratification to you to be making so important a contribution to rescuing our persecuted fellow Jews from their calamitous peril and leading them toward a better future.” She was also a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and helped pass the New York state referendum in 1917 that gave women the right to vote. Schneiderman had a long-term relationship with Maud Farrell Swartz (b.1879), another working class women active in the WTUL, until Swartz’ death in 1937. In 1949, Schneiderman retired from public life and wrote her memoirs, All for One (1967). She died in New York City at the age of ninety. Her obituary in The New York Times stated that she had done “more to upgrade the dignity and living standards of working women than any other American.”
1895 – New York Times covers the Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) sodomy case
04-06-1931 – 12-22-2019 Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an American spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author. His best known book, Be Here Now, helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga. Over four decades he co-authored twelve more books on spirituality. Dass was personally and professionally associated with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 196os. Dass was born to a Jewish family, but considered himself an atheist during his early life. He described himself as, “inured to religion. I didn’t have one whiff of God until I took psychedelics.” In the 1990s, Ram Dass discussed his bisexuality. He stated, “I’ve started to talk more about being bisexual, being involved with men as well as women.”
Ram Dass quote: Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-06-1941 Ed Schrock – Born in Middletown, Ohio. He is a retired naval officer (1964-1988) and a Republican politician from the state of Virginia. He
was outed by Michael Rogers after he was caught on tape soliciting sex from a male prostitute. Politically he had opposed various gay-rights issues, including same-sex marriage and gays serving in the military. He was briefly covered in the 2009 documentary Outrage, which profiles closeted gay public officials who have endorsed anti-gay legislation.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
04-06-1954 Monika Treut – Born in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is a German lesbian filmmaker. Famous for her queer films, Treut also
makes documentaries. Her independent films have won numerous awards, including the 2017 Teddy Award for lifetime achievement at the Berlin Film Festival and the 2017 Honorary Award for lifetime achievement at the Tel Aviv LBGT Film Festival. Treut’s filmmaking includes her acting, directing, producing, writing, filming, and editing. She has made over 20 films, both in German and in English. Since 1990, Treut has been teaching and lecturing at colleges across the United States, including Vassar, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, UC San Diego, and Cornell University.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The Russian newspaper “Pravda” warned youths about the dangers of twisting.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
On the USA charts Elton John moved to #2 with “Bennie And The Jets”, #6 Cher with “Dark Lady”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
04-06-1983 Rick Cosnett – Born in Chegutu, Zimbabwe. He is a
Zimbabwean-Australian actor. Known for his roles in The Vampire Diaries, Quantico, and The Flash. He is a cousin of Hugh Grant. On February 13, 2020, Cosnett came out as gay on his Instagram account.
Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”) made his first U.S. concert appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center – Mair Hall in Poughkeepsie, New York.
04-06-1989 LE1F (Khalif Diouf) – Born in Manhattan, New York City, New
York. He is an American musician/rapper and producer. He is well known for his unorthodox production styles and for being an out gay rapper. Diouf studied ballet and modern dance, attended the Concord Academy, and earned his degree in dance from Wesleyan University before returning to the city to become a rapper. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). His debut studio album Riot Boi was released in November 2015.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Williams was known for her wild stage theatrics which included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars. In January 1981 police in Milwaukee arrested her for simulating sex on stage, later that same year in Cleveland, Ohio Williams was acquitted of an obscenity charge for simulating sex on stage wearing only shaving cream.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
An all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City featuring performances by Elton John, Bryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, k.d. Lang, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2007 – Transgender musician Alexander James Adams (born November 8, 1962), formerly known as Heather Alexander, has his first performance using his new name, in Seattle at Norwescon 30. He is an American singer, musician and songwriter in the Celtic and World music genres. He blends mythical, fantasy, and traditional themes in performances, switching between instrumentalfiddle and songs accompanied by guitar, bodhrán, and fiddle playing. He has also been a popular and influential artist in the field of filk music and won multiple Pegasus awards. Adams performed as Heather Alexander for 25 years before beginning to tour as Alexander James Adams. His website refers to him as the ‘heir’ to Heather Alexander, and continues to credit songs originally released as Heather Alexander under that name.
2009 – Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover (1998-2009), 11, hangs himself after daily harassment for being perceived as gay.
Following his death in January, fans pushed six David Bowie albums into the UK Top 40, three of which made the Top 10.
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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 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 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.