BCE to The Suffragettes
1476, Italy – Leonardo Da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519)and three other young men are accused of sodomy anonymously, subsequently acquitted. Da Vinciwas an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology,and architecture, and he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter, and tank,he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal.
04-09-1821 – 08-31-1867 Charles Baudelaire – Born in Paris, France.
He was a French poet and the first to translate Edgar Allan Poe into French. Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) is his most famous work. It originally included six poems about lesbianism and were considered so obscene that Baudelaire, his printer, and publisher were taken to court. The verdict banned the six poems from any future printing of the book. It wasn’t until 1949, when the judgment of obscenity was reversed, that the poem were restored. Baudelaire was a huge influence on the gay poet, Arthur Rimbaud, and the symbolist movement in France. Baudelaire was not gay but would be considered a LGBT ally today.
1885 — Colorado outlaws “sex toys.”
Sir Robert Helpman (1909 – 1986) Australian
Ballet Dancer / Actor / Choreographer –
1924 — The Indiana Supreme Court upholds a sodomy conviction even though testimony of other sexual partners was introduced into the trial.
1929 — The Utah Supreme Court, although upholding the constitutionality of the 1925 sterilization law, rules that a prisoner caught in the act of consensual sodomy with another prisoner, and who is described as “acting lovingly toward other boys in the prison,” can not be sterilized for that reason alone.
04-09-1936 – 04-25-1988 Valerie Solanas – Born in Ventnor City, New Jersey. She was an American radical feminist and author best known for writing the SCUM Manifesto, and attempting to murder Andy Warhol in 1968. Her manifesto urged women to “overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete in the mid-1960s. automation, and eliminate the male sex.” She came out as a lesbian in the 1950s. Solanas moved to New York City in the mid-1960s and met Andy Warhol. She gave him her play Up Your Ass and asked him to produce it. Solanas later accused Warhol of conspiring to steal her work, bought a gun and on June 3, 1968 she went to The Factory, where she wounded Warhol. She turned herself into the police and was charged with attempted murder, assault, and illegal possession of a gun. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, she served a three-year prison sentence, including treatment in a psychiatric hospital. After her release, she continued to promote the SCUM Manifesto. She died in 1988 of pneumonia in San Francisco.
The SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas. Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, …
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
Lar Lubovitch (1943 – ) US Choreographer, born this day
Lyle Chambers Saxon ( 1891 -1946 ) US Author, died this day
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1951 — A California appellate court rules that anyone who commits sodomy is also a vagrant.
1956 — Arizona enacts a unique law outlawing kidnapping for purposes of sodomy.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1962 — New York amends its sodomy law to permit both parties in an act of oral sex to be considered guilty, following a 1961 court decision interpreting the law literally that only the “active” partner was guilty.
4-09-1963 Marc Jacobs – Born in New York City, New York. As an American fashion designer, he is the head designer for “Marc Jacobs,” as well
as “Marc by Marc Jacobs,” a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2013. Jacobs was on Time magazine’s “2010 Time 100” list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and ranked number 14 on Out magazines’s 2012 list of the “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.” In March 2015, Marc Jacobs announced the end of his secondary brand Marc by Marc Jacobs in order to focus on the development of his main label Marc Jacobs and to target to a more luxury oriented audience.
1965 — In a case from a 1962 Mansfield witch hunt, a federal court in Ohio rules that criminal prosecutions for sodomy can not be brought into federal court under federal civil rights laws.
Emma Willits (1869 – 1965) US Physician, died this day
Willits was born in Macedon, New York. She was educated at Quaker schools. In 1892 she moved to Chicago to enroll in the Women’s Medical College of Chicago, …
04-09-1966 Cynthia Nixon – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American actress, known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO
series Sex and the City (1998-2004), the film Sex and the City (2008) and its sequel Sex and the City 2 (2010). She has won two Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award and a Tony Award. From 1988 to 2003, Nixon was in relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes, They have two children together. In 2004, Nixon began dating Christine Marinoni. They became engaged in April 2009 and were married in New York City on May 27, 2012. Marinoni gave birth to a son in 2011. Nixon has two children from her marriage to Danny Mozes. In June, 2018, Nixon revealed that her oldest child is transgender. Nixon identifies herself as bisexual. Nixon has taken a public stand on supporting same-sex marriage. In March 2010, she received the Vito Russo
Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. The award is presented to an openly LGBT media professional “who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community.” In June 2010, it was announced the she would appear in 4 episodes of the Showtime series The Big C. In 2015 Nixon appeared in Stockholm, Pennsylvania, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. She is set to star as Emily Dickinson in the upcoming film A Quiet Passion.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970 — The Oregon Court of Appeals overturns the sodomy conviction of a man who pleaded guilty with the understanding that the maximum sentence was 15 years in prison, but who received a life sentence under the indeterminate sentencing law.
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.
ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1982: An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims that gay men who take the passive role in anal intercourse may have a twenty-five to fifty times greater risk of anal cancer than heterosexual men.
David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.
1984 – San Francisco: The Department of Public Health closes the city’s bathhouses in the belief that they contribute to the spread of AIDS. The decision comes after a heated, divisive debate between gay men who believe the baths can be used as a forum for safe(r) sex education and those who see them as contributing to the spread of the epidemic.
1986: Georgia outlaws gay bathhouses.
1986 — Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987)gives a speech entitled “The New N*ggers Are Gays.” The civil rights leader was arrested more times for being gay than for his civil disobedience. In this speech he says, “Today, blacks are no longer the litmus paper or the barometer of social change. Blacks are in every segment of society and there are laws that help to protect them from racial discrimination. The new ‘niggers’ are gays… It is in this sense that gay people are the new barometer for social change… The question of social change should be framed with the most vulnerable group in mind: gay people.”
The Pet Shop Boys began three weeks on top in the U.K. with “Heart”.
Whitney Houston spent a second week atop the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
04-09-1990 Kristen Stewart – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is an American actress and model. She
received recognition in 2008 with her role of protagonist Bella Sean in The Twilight Series (2008-2012). Stewart has also appeared in many films, including Adventureland (2009), The Runaways (2010) where she portrays Joan Jett, Still Alice (2014) and Equals (2015). In 2015 she received France’s César Award making her the first American actress to do so. Stewart is the “face” of Chanel and Balenciaga fashion brands. In March 2016, she was dating French actress Soko. The two have since split up. In July 2016, Stewart confirmed that she was in a relationship with her former assistant Alicia Cargile. In late 2016, Stewart began dating Victoria’s Secret model, Stella Maxwell. On her February 4, 2017, appearance on Saturday Night Live, Stewart described herself as “so gay.
Kenneth L. Dawson, (1947 – April 9, 1992) a leader and adviser of gay and lesbian and AIDS organizations, died on this day in Manhattan of complications from AIDS. He was on the founding board of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in Manhattan in 1983, and served as Executive Director of Seniors Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE).
1992,UK – Clive Betts (born 13 January 1950), a gay man, assumes office in Parliament. He’s a member of the Labour Party and lives with partner James Thomas.
1997, Singapore – The Register of Societies rejects the application of the LGBT rights group People Like Us without explanation.
04-09-1999 Lil Nas X (born Montero Lamar Hill) – Born in Lithia Springs,
Georgia. He is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. In early 2019, he came to international attention for his country rap single Old Town Road. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for nineteen weeks. In June 2019, Nas X came out as gay, the only artist to have done so while having a number-one record. Old Town Road earned him two MTV Video Music Awards, including Song of the Year and the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song. Nas X is the only openly LGBT artist to win a Country Music Association award. He was nominated for six Grammy Awards and won two. His coming out as gay has been mostly positive, although there was some backlash on social media from the country and hip hop communities.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Andrea Dworkin (1946 -2005 ) US Author / Activist, died this day
Apr 1, 2019 — Dworkin was widely regarded as sexless and “anti-sex,” feminism’s image problem incarnate, hated by various denominations of liberals and—except …
Apr 16, 2019 — Dworkin, who died of heart failure in 2005 at the age of 58, was one of the world’s most notorious radical feminists. She wrote 14 books, the …
Feb 22, 2019 — For decades now, Andrea Dworkin has existed in the feminist imagination mostly as a negative example, the woman no one wanted to be.
Former Smiths vocalist Morrissey reached #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Ringleader of the Tormentors.
2008, South Korea – Choi Hyun-sook (born July 6, 1972)is the first openly gay political candidate who stands for election. Her bid was unsuccessful.
Elton John performed in concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s US Presidential campaign. With ticket prices ranging from $125 to $2,300, the effort took in over $2.5 million.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signs domestic partner benefits bill [becoming effective 1st July 2009]
Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover (? – 2009), US An 11-year old Massachusetts boy, who commited suicide after continued “gay” taunts
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
04-09-2015 Visitors to the White House whose gender identity doesn’t align with a male/female binary now have a safe space to use the restroom. A White House spokesperson confirmed to The Advocate that a restroom for people of
all genders is now located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. “The White House allows staff and guests to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity, which is in keeping with the administration’s existing legal guidance on this issue and consistent with what is required today for federal contractors,” White House spokesman Jeff Tiller told Politico.
Apr 9, 2019 — 1992 – Kenneth L. Dawson, (1947 – April 9, 1992) a leader and adviser of gay and lesbian and AIDS organizations, died on this day in Manhattan …
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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.