BCE to The Suffragettes
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-08-1942 Robin Tyler – Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She has been an LGBT activist for decades. Tyler was the first out gay or lesbian comic on stage, records, and television. She was the main stage producer of the 1979, 1987, and 1993, Marches on Washington for LGBT rights. On February 2001, after they had been together for nine
years, Tyler and her wife, Diane Olson, demanded the County of Los Angeles grant them the right to marry. They were the first lesbian plaintiffs in a California Supreme Court lawsuit that challenged the ban on same-sex marriage (Tyler et al v County of LA). The suit became a crucial part of what has been called “the Second Stonewall.” She and Olson won their case in May 2oo8 when the California Supreme Court granted equal rights to same-sex couples and for the first time LGBT people were granted status as a “suspect class”: we were finally recognized as a legitimate minority and entitled to equal protection under the law. The County of Los Angeles recognized Robin and Diane as leaders in the marriage fight and allowed them to receive a marriage license on June 16, 2008 — the evening before licenses were available to same-sex couples throughout the state.
04-08-1943 – 07-02-1987 Michael Bennett – Born in Buffalo, New York. He was an American musical theatre director, writer, choreographer, and dancer. Bennett
won seven Tony Awards for his choreography and direction of Broadway shows and was nominated for an additional eleven. In July 1975, A Chorus Line debuted off-Broadway. Bennett co-choreographed and directed the production. The musical won nine Tony Awards and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Bennett had another hit in 1981 with Dreamgirls. Bennett was bisexual, having numerous affairs with both men and women. He had a relationship with Larry Fuller, dancer, choreographer and director. He also had a long professional and personal relationship with dancer, Donna McKechnie, who danced his choreography in both Promises, Promises and Company and won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in the role he had created for her in A Chorus Line. Bennett and McKechnie married in 1976, but separated after a few months and eventually divorced in 1979. Bennett’s last lover was Gene Pruitt. In 1986, both Pruitt and friend Bob Herr lived with Bennett for the last eight months of his life in Tucson, Arizona. He died from AIDS-related lymphoma at the age of 44.
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1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
04-08-1969 Kelvin Atkinson -Born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a Democratic
member of the Nevada Senate, representing District 4. He previously served in the Nevada Assembly from 2002 to 2012. On April 22, 2013, during a debate on repealing Nevada’s gay marriage ban, he announced on the Senate floor that” “I’m black. I’m gay.” It was the first time he had publicly identified as gay. He became the fifth out LGBT member of the Nevada legislature. On October 9, 2014, Atkinson and his partner Sherwood Howard were the first same-sex couple to marry in Nevada.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Lesley Gore performed “California Nights” on “American Bandstand.”
The Petula Clark NBC-TV special “Petula” featured a duet with guest star Harry Belafonte on an antiwar song she had written called “On The Path Of Glory.” In a spontaneous gesture during the taping, Clark reached out and touched Belafonte’s arm, which became a source of concern to the show’s sponsor, Chrysler, worried that interracial contact might upset viewers in America’s southern states. Petula and the show’s executive producer, her husband Claude Wolff, responded to the advertiser’s pressure by having all alternate takes of the duet destroyed so the gesture would have to be aired. It was the first interracial contact broadcast on U.S. TV.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
During his Ziggy Stardust world tour, David Bowie played the first of three sold out nights at Shinjuku Koseinenkin, Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan.
04-08-1979 Erika Holst – Born in Varberg, Sweden. She is a Swedish
Olympic ice hockey player. She won a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Holst came out as lesbian in 2006, along with fellow hockey player Ylva Lindberg.
“Eternal Flame” by the Bangles reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990: After a five-year, highly publicized battle with AIDS, Ryan White, eighteen, dies of the disease in a hospital in Indianapolis, one month before his high school graduation. White, a hemophiliac, had contracted the disease through a contaminated blood treatment and went on to become a poster child during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, changing the public perception of the disease.
Madonna had the #1 song for a seventh and final week with “Take A Bow”.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
The concert special “Cher: The Farewell Tour” aired on NBC-TV.
Lisa Marie Presley’s debut album “To Whom It May Concern” was released.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
04-08-2013 South Africa, in the town of KwaDukuza, the first African
same-sex traditional wedding took place. Both 27 year old Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol combined Zulu and Tswana traditions in their ceremony before 200 guests.
People magazine reported that Barry Manilow secretly married his manager, Garry Kief, sometime during 2014. The publication’s sources said that Barry and Garry invited “20 to 30 guests” to Manilow’s Palm Springs house under the guise of a luncheon, which turned out to be a wedding ceremony.
Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina to protest the state’s passing of the controversial Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Also known as the “bathroom bill”, the Act said that transgender people must use rest rooms associated with the sex noted on their birth certificate.
LGBTQ2 blogger Nina Notes: and no once seemed concerned then or now about women’s safety now that anyone can self id into what was is supposed to be safe for women. Rather than creating single bathrooms or having a new one for gay, bi men and transwomen instead of allowing anyone to self ID into protected from the public for women spaces from bathrooms to crisis centres.
04-08-2016 US Appeals Court upholds gay marriage in Puerto Rico. On this day the US Appeals Court ruled that Puerto Rico can’t prohibit gay marriage. The Appeals Court said that the District Court Judge Perez-
Gimenez misconstrued the law and directly contradicted its mandate. The judge was removed from the case by the 1st Circuit. The governor of Puerto Rico had authorized same-sex marriage through an executive order shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in June 2015. The U.S. territory also has extended other rights to same-sex couples, including child adoption.
singer, songwriter Joan Baez was entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with heterosexual acts were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey and during a concert in New York City.
Mar 31, 2018 — 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 …
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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 and his challenge back to those accusers was were they admitting Elvis was bisexual with the accusation?
With Elvis’ self harm in both diet and injuries as a pretense to get drugs from doctors and dentists and anyone who would administer anything, including an induced coma for weight loss: 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.
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.