BCE to The Suffragettes
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-13-1947 – 02-03-2020 Deborah Batts – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In June 1994, she was sworn in as a Federal District Judge for
Manhattan, becoming the nation’s first openly LGBT, African-American federal judge. She took senior status on her 65th birthday. She was in office from May 9, 1994, to April 13, 2012.
She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and confirmed by the Senate in a voice vote in 1994. (Judge Vaughn Walker of the Northern District of Californiaserved from 1989 to February, 2011 but did not come out until April 2011, after his retirement.) Batts was the sole openly LGBT judge on the federal bench for seventeen years until President Barack Obama appointed a series of gay and lesbian judges to the district courts.
She died of complications from knee surgery at a rehabilitation center in Manhattan in February 2020.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1955 – Iowa enacts its “Sexual Psychopath” law in the wake of moral panic brought on by the sexual assault and murder of a boy in 1954.
04-13-1955 Ole von Beust (Carl-Friedrich Arp Ole Freiherr von Beust) – Born in Hamburg, Germany.
He is a German politician who was First Mayor of the city-state of Hamburg from Oct. 31, 2001 to Aug. 25, 2010. He served as President of the Bundesrat from November 1, 2007 for one year.
In an interview, Beust’s father confirmed that his son is indeed homosexual. Beust himself considers his sexual orientation a private matter; when asked directly he usually ironically refers the interviewer to his father. Since May 2013, he has lived with his partner Lukas Forster in a registered partnership.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
04-13-1963 John Paulk – Born in Columbus, Ohio. He is a former advocate and promoter of the ex-gay movement and conversion therapy and author. Paulk was the founder and former
leader of the ministry Love Won Out, which was launched by the anti-gay organization Focus on the Family. In 2000, he was photographed in a Washington D.C. gay bar, Mr. P’s by Wayne Besen. In the April 2013 issue of PQ (Proud Queer) Monthly, he was quoted as stating that he no longer supported the ex-gay movement or efforts to attempt to change individuals’ sexual orientation, and that he was in the process of ending his marriage to his wife, Anne. The couple divorced in June 2013. In April 2013, Paulk disavowed his belief in gay reparative therapy, announcing that — while he remains a devout Christian — he also identifies as a gay man and believes that reparative therapy is both futile and harmful. He issued a formal apology for his role as an advocate of the movement.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970: In the first of a series of public “zaps” by New York City gay activists, an appearance by Mayor John Lindsay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is interrupted by angry protesters shouting “Gay Power!”, demanding his support for an end to job and housing discrimination against LGBT people. His appearance on a local television program is similarly disrupted six days later. The “zaps” culminate in a meeting between gay activists and the mayor’s office to discuss the gay community’s political grievances.
David Bowie put out his sixth studio album, Aladdin Sane.
Elton John reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart for the second time with “Bennie and the Jets”. It made #37 in the UK.
04-13-1976 Robert Biedron – Born in Rymanow, Poland. He is a Polish politician and currently serves as advisor to many politicians and
leaders. He is also the President of the Polish Campaign Against Homophobia. On December 1, 2014, Biedron became the first openly gay mayor in the country, becoming the mayor of the city of Slupsk, a city near the Baltic Sea in northern Poland.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
After 3,883 performances in various theaters, the original seven-year Broadway run of the ’50s-spoofing musical Grease comes to an end.
1982 – In Los Angeles, U.S. congress representatives open the first committee hearings on the disease that will come to be known as AIDS.
04-13-1985 Carmen Carrera – Born in Elmwood, Park, New Jersey. She is an American reality television personality, model, burlesque performer,
and actress, known for appearing on the third season of the Logo reality television series RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as its spinoff series RuPaul Drag U. Although presented as a male during the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, on May 1, 2012, ABC news reported that Carrera is a transgender woman. Carrera is involved in AIDS awareness and activism.
Most of the cast of the long-running sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show” reunited for the NBC-TV special “Return to Mayberry.”
1987: A seven-page, much-publicized cover story on teen sex and AIDS in this week’s People magazine never once mentions the subject of homosexuality or addresses the critical issues of gay teenagers and the disease.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
The first public action by Queer Nation takes place at Flutie’s Bar in New York, a straight hangout at South Street Seaport. The goal is to make clear to patrons that queers will not be restricted to gay bars for socializing and for public displays of affection. This action becomes known as “Nights Out.”
In Tokyo, Japan, Madonna began her 57-date Blond Ambition World Tour performing for the first of three nights at Chiba Marine Stadium.
1997 –Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958)appears on TIME Magazine’s cover with the words, ʺYep, I’m Gay.ʺ These words were spoken during thecoming-out episode of her sitcom Ellen, titled “The Puppy Episode” which was one of the highest-rated episodes of the show.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna struck back at online peer-to-peer pirates of her new album, “American Life” by flooding file-sharing networks with decoy files. Those who download tracks from such services as KaZaA were greeted by the voice of Madonna asking, “What the fuck do you think you’re doing?”
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
04-13-2013 French Senate voted in favor to legalize same-sex marriage. This put the landmark bill on track to become law by summer 2013. Since May 18, 2013, same-sex marriage has been legal in France. It is the thirteenth country worldwide to allow same-sex couples to marry. The legislation applies to metropolitan France as well as the French Overseas departments and territories. The first official same-sex ceremony took place on May 29, 2013 in the city of Montpellier.
2014, Finland – The Finnish Post announces that Tom of Finland (Touko Valio Laaksonen, born 8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991),will appear on postage stamps.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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.
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.