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LGBTQ2 for April 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

1780, England – William Smith and Theodosius Reed are put in the deadly revolving stockyards for sodomy. People gather to watch.

04-11-1864 – 05-17-1943 Johanna Elberskirchen – Born in Rüdersdorf, near Berlin, Germany. She was a feminist writer who worked for the rights of women, 

homosexuals, and workers, and was active in the sexual reform movement. She studied medicine in Bern and later in Zurich. From 1915 to 1919, she worked in the Berlin nursing care. In 1920, together with her life companion Hildegard Moniac (1891 – 1967), she moved back to Rüdersdorf and opened a practice for homeopathic remedies. Her last known public appearance was in 1930 in Vienna, where she gave a talk at a conference organized by the World League for Sexual Reform. She was openly lesbian, which made her an exceptional figure in the feminist movement. Her career as an activist ended in 1933, when the Nazi Party rose to power. Her urn was buried secretly in 1975 by two women in the tomb of her life companion, Hildegard Moniac. On December 5, 2002, the municipality unanimously decided to put the tomb Elberskirchen/Moniac under protection and in 2003, a memorial ceremony took place and memorial plaques were erected for both women.

04-11-1901 – 02-22-1987   Glenway Wescott – Born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. He 

was an American poet, novelist, and essayist. He was part of the expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s. His 1945 novel, Apartment in Athens, the story of a Greek couple in occupied Athens who has to share their living quarters with a German officer, achieved popular success. Wescott was in a longtime relationship with American publisher and museum curator, Monroe Wheeler from 1919 until Wescott’s death in 1987 from a stroke. (photo is a drawing by artist Berlin Perlin in 1946, courtesy of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery)

04-11-1920 – 06-24-2013 Emilio Colombo – Born in Potenza, Italy. He was an Italian politician and the Prime Minister of Italy from 1970 to 1972. A number of progressive reforms were introduced during Colombo’s time as prime minister. In 

Emilio Colombo

November of 2003, he admitted to have used cocaine (for “therapeutic purposes”). At the same time, he disclosed that he was homosexual. For years he had told interviewers that he was too busy to marry.

Joel Grey - Cabaret

04-11-1932 Joel Grey – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both stage and film versions of the musical Cabaret. Grey has won the Academy Award, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award. He came out on January 28th, 2015 at the age of 82. In an interview with People magazine he stated, “I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.” On December 5, 2016, Grey was presented with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. In his memoir, Master of Ceremonies, he writes about his family, acting career, and the challenges of being gay.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

04-11-1949 Dorothy Allison – Born in Greenville, South Carolina. She is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her writing includes themes of class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism, and lesbianism. She is a self-identified lesbian femme. She has won a number of awards for her writing, including several Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian fiction.

Dorothy Allison

 She lives in Monte Rio, California with her female partner, Alix Layman and son. She is one of the founders of Lesbian Sex Mafia, along with Kristie Friddle, of Quincy, Illinois, an informative and support group for women of all sexual orientations and identities.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


Singin’ In The Rain, starring Gene KellyDonald O’Connor and newcomer Debbie Reynolds, is released in the US, but barely makes a splash.

1953 – The Mattachine Society holds its first constitutional convention at a church in Los Angeles. The original founders begin to lose control of the group to a moderate, anti-Communist contingent led by Kenneth Burns, Hal Call, and Marilyn Rieger.

04-11-1955 – 12-27-1993   Michael Callen – Born in Rising Sun, Indiana. He was an American singer, songwriter, composer, author, and AIDS activist. 

Callen was diagnosed with AIDS in 1982 and became a pioneer of AIDS activism in New York City. Together with his doctor, Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, and fellow AIDS activist, Richard Berkowitz. Together, they published articles and pamphlets to raise awareness about the correlation between risky sexual behaviors and AIDS. In partnership with Oscar winner Peter Allen and Marsha Melamet, Callen wrote the song, Love Don’t Need a Reason, that was commissioned by Larry Kramer for his play, The Normal Heart. In June 2019, Callen was one of the inaugural fifty American “pioneers, trailblazers, and heroes” inducted on the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor within the Stonewall National Monument in New York City’s Stonewall Inn Callen died at age 38 from AIDS-related complications. 

1956 – Christine Hallquist (born April 11, 1956) is an American politician and former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC). She is the first openly transgender major party nominee for governor in the United States, winning the 2018 Democratic nomination for Governor of Vermont with over 40% of the vote. Hallquist worked at VEC from 1998 to 2018, the last 12 years as CEO, until she resigned to run for governor. Drawing national attention as a pioneering example of a CEO transitioning while in office, her transition was documented by her son in an award-winning documentary Denial.

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


 USA song charts: #5 was “Hello, Dolly!” from Louis Armstrong


NBC broadcasts the last episode of the Rock and Roll TV show, Hullabaloo, which features Paul AnkaLesley GorePeter And Gordon and The Cyrkle. The show had been on the air since January 1965, a year after ABC came up with Shindig! Reruns were aired through August 29.


U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.

Janis Joplin, along with Big Brother And The Holding Company, made their national TV debut on ABC-TV’s Hollywood Palace.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Queen performed at the Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia.


Liberace gives a concert for birds on The Muppet Show, playing classical pieces and the 1925 song “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.” Sam the Eagle disapproves.

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


In London, “Time,” a stage musical produced by Dave Clark and starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury, and Leo Sayer, opened at the Dominion Theatre.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

April 11, 1990

Elton John performed at the Indianapolis funeral of Ryan White, the hemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and had been ostracized because of it.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2001 – GLAD files the Goodridge v. Department of Public Health case in Massachusetts which leads to Massachusetts becoming the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004


Sir Elton John testified before Congress that the United States was obliged to help prevent the global spread of AIDS.

2006: Ernie Fletcher, governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky, rescinds a 2003 executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector.

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


USA: The Maine Human Rights Commission finds that a rental agency that repeatedly delayed an application from a transgender applicant illegally discriminated against her based on her gender identity.

Canada: In February, the Liberal party introduced Bill C-23, the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act, in response to the Supreme Court’s May 1999 ruling. The act would give same-sex couples who have lived together for more than a year the same benefits and obligations as common-law couples. In March, Justice Minister Anne McLellan announces the bill will include a definition of marriage as “the lawful union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.” On April 11, 2000, Parliament passes Bill C-23, with a vote of 174 to 72. The legislation gives same-sex couples the same social and tax benefits as heterosexuals in common-law relationships. In total, the bill affects 68 federal statutes relating to a wide range of issues such as pension benefits, old age security, income tax deductions, bankruptcy protection and the Criminal Code. The definitions of “marriage” and “spouse” are left untouched but the definition of “common-law relationship” is expanded to include same-sex couples.


France – The French Senate in Paris approves the law for equal marriage and adoption rights for gay and lesbian couples.

North America: The National Hockey League offers its support of gay rights with the announcement of a new partnership to combat homophobia in sports. The NHL teamed up with the You Can Play Project, an organization that promotes equality in sports. The initiative includes training and counseling on gay issues, along with participation in public service announcements.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – April 1 – April 12 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-april-1-a…

Mar 31, 2018 — 1932 – Joel Grey (born April 11, 1932) is born. He si an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the …

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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 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.

Was There A Dark Side to Elvis and Gladys?

It is important to note that the majority of sexual predators and murderers are males who victimize: pick the most inclusive or the most diverse statement of victim categories:

A) women and other men

B) men and women

C) heterosexual men, heterosexual women and LGBTQ2

D) heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay/bisexual men, bisexual women, lesbians and NB/Transpersons

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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