BCE to The Suffragettes
1725, South Africa – Leendert Hasenbosch (c.1695–1725), a Dutch East India Company employee, is convicted of sodomy on a ship in Capetown. He’s left on Ascension Island as punishment and dies of thirst six months later. He kept a diary entitled Sodomy Punish’d which was published in 1726. In 2006 the full story was published by Alex Ritsema, with the support of Koolbergen’s family and publisher, in the book A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725; a second, revised edition was printed in 2010.
1863, Egypt – Constantine Peter (C.P.) Cavafy. Cavafy (April 17, 1863 – April 29, 1933) is born in Alexandria, Egypt. He was an Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant whose consciously individual style earned him a place among the most important figures not only in Greek poetry, but in Western poetry as well. His sensual poems are filled with the lyricism and emotion of same-sex love; inspired by recollection and remembrance. The past and former actions, sometimes along with the vision for the future underlie the muse of Cavafy in writing these poems. He died of cancer of the larynx on April 29, 1933, his 70th birthday. Since his death, Cavafy’s reputation has grown. His poetry is taught in school in Greece and Cyprus, and in universities around the world. In 1966, David Hockney (born 9 July 1937) made a series of prints to illustrate a selection of Cavafy’s poems, including In the dull village. During his lifetime, Cavafy was considered the poet of Alexandria. Today he is primarily identified with Lawrence Durrell’s characterization of him in the Alexandria Quartet.
1897 – Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day. Although Wilder never discussed being homosexual publicly or in his writings, his close friend author Samuel Steward (July 23, 1909 – December 31, 1993),acknowledged having sexual relations with him. The third act of Our Town was allegedly drafted after a long walk, during a brief affair with Steward in Zürich, Switzerland.
Although Wilder never discussed being gay publicly or in his writings, his close friend Samuel Steward is considered by some to have been a lover. Wilder was introduced to Steward by Gertrude Stein, who at the time regularly corresponded with both of them.
04-17-1919 – 08-05-2012 Chavela Vargas – Born in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica.
In 2007 she was presented with a Latin Grammy Statuette, a Lifetime Achievements Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. At the age of 81 she publicly declared on Columbian television that she was a lesbian. In 2000, she told the Spanish newspaper El País: “Nobody taught me to be like this, I was born this way. Since I opened my eyes to the world, I have never slept with a man. Never. Just imagine what purity. I have nothing to be ashamed of.” She had an affair with Frida Kahlo and many other women. She’s also is featured in many Almodóvar’s films. The documentary Chavela by lesbian director Catherine Gund is well worth seeing. Great footage as well as a great story about the first Mexican woman to come out as a lesbian.
April 17, 1924
Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Washington’s FBI lab reported it could not determine the lyrics to “Louie Louie.”
RCA and LearJet Corporation announce the development of the combination 8 track tape player and car radio that will become available in next Fall’s new cars.
Ten gay and lesbian demonstrators picket the White House in Washington, D.C., the first in a series of demonstrations staged this year by the East Coast Homophile Organization (ECHO) Ten MSW members along with members of the Daughters of Bilitis picketed in front of the White House against Cuban and the US governments repression of homosexuals.
Gay History – April 17, 1965: Frank Kameny Leads The First Gay & Lesbian Protest At The White House
in pop culture:
The U.S. Supreme Court denied Muhammad Ali’s request to be exempt from Army induction as a conscientious objector. Appearing in Houston 11 days later for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces, he refused three times to step forward when his name was called. As a result, he was arrested and on the same day the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title as Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He was not able to obtain a license to box in any state for more than three years. On June 20, 1967, Ali was found guilty by a jury that deliberated just 21 minutes. After an Appeals Court upheld the conviction, the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court where, on June 28, 1971, his conviction for refusing induction was overturned by unanimous decision.
Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of assassinating U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and sentenced six days later to death in the gas chamber. In 1972, his sentence was commuted to life in prison, due to the California Supreme Court decision that ruled capital punishment a violation of the state Constitution’s prohibition of cruel or unusual punishment.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Little Richard and the Platters guested on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”
Elton John released the single “Rocket Man.”
04-17-1973 Sandra Alland – Born in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Canada. She is a Scottish-Canadian writer, interdisciplinary artist, small press publisher, performer, and
filmmaker. Her work focuses on social justice, humor, and experimental forms. She is also a founding member of “b other,” a Scottish collective of LGBT Deaf and Disabled artists. She identifies as queer. In 2013, she was awarded a Cultural Commissions grant from Creative Scotland and LGBT History Month Scotland, to work on documentary shorts and to mentor six new LGBTQ disabled and deaf filmmakers.
USA pop charts song: Queen had song #9 with the classic “Bohemian Rhapsody
The Lavender World’s Fair – the first all-gay world’s fair, featuring a “Spectacular Grandstand Concert,” “Special Lesbian Guest Stars,” “The World’s Largest Outdoor Disco” – is scheduled to get under way at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. Unfortunately, the event never completely materializes and a near-riot occurs when several thousand people, having paid $7 a ticket, show up for a concert by the Pointer Sisters, only to be told that they will not appear.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
“I Love Rock ‘N Roll”, Joan Jett’s musical declaration, spent a fifth out of seven weeks at #1. The Go-Go’s remained at #2 with “We Got The Beat”, Vangelis was at 3 with “Chariots Of Fire” Olivia Newton John had #5 with “Make A Move On Me”,
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
The “Bodyguard Soundtrack” was the #1 album on this date, one of 20 weeks it ruled the Album charts
David Bowie went to the top of the UK album chart with “Black Tie, White Noise”, his eighth UK #1 LP.
1999 – Ellen Hansen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 17, 1999) was an American actress. She is best remembered for the role of Grandma Esther Walton on the CBStelevision series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama. Corby died at the age of 87, survived by her partner of 45 years Stella Luchetta of Los Angeles.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
The Alaska Supreme Court dismisses Brause v. Alaska. The lawsuit was filed by a same-sex couple seeking the rights reserved to married couples despite a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The Court rules that the couples’ claim of discrimination had not ripened under state law.
At the Icons of 20th Century Music auction held in Dallas, Kurt Cobain’s Mark IV-style Mosrite Gospel guitar sold for $100,000, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s song writing piano went for $140,000, and a 1966 Rickenbacker guitar owned by Roger McGuinn sold for $99,000.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
New Zealand becomes the 14th country in the world to approve of marriage equality – 77 vs 44 vote. The law will take effect in August of 2013. New Zealand had allowed civil unions since 2005.
Apr 17, 2021 — On April 17th, 1965 Dr. Frank Kameny, along with gay rights pioneer Jack Nichols, who co-founded the Mattachine Society of Washington, …
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.
most tech, 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 with 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? the last Elvis secret, along with the suicide note left in 1977, all swore to not reveal.
And each Memphis Mafia Member book was all about the orgies and parties Elvis made them attend, as if that was not why they were his friends acquired over time, to Red West, who saved Elvis from high school bathroom beatings and haircuts.
from my original blog:
With the new theatric Biopic that will reveal Elvis’ self harm in both diet and injuries as a pretense to get cancer level drugs from doctors and dentists and anyone who would administer anything, including an induced week long coma for weight loss in Vegas, known to any Elvis fan who read:
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.
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
now factor in how to phrase that sentence and include 1 ethnicity 2 disability – physical of body and/or of the brain and persons without religion/spirituality
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.