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LGBTQ2 for April 18

BCE to The Suffragettes

382, BC – Phillip of Macedonia (382–336 BC) is born. He was the military genius who defeated the combined armies of Athens and Thebes, conquering all of Greece. Along the way he availed himself of the 800 young eunuchs that had been brought with the army for his pleasure.

04-08-1918 – 04-25-1963 Sonia (Sonja) Sekula – Born in Lucerne, 

Switzerland. She was a Swiss-born artist know for her abstract expressionist paintings. From 1936 to 1955, she lived in the U.S. and attended Sarah Lawrence College. Sekula was also an out lesbian in the New York art world during the 1940s and early 1950s. She suffered mental health issues and on April 25, 1963 she hanged herself in her studio in Zurich. She is buried in St. Moritz as she had requested in a letter to her mother.

04-18-1947 – 11-30-1997 Kathy Acker – Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York. She was an American experimental novelist, 

Kathy Acker

punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist, and sex-positive feminist writer. She married twice, and though most of her relationships were with men, she was openly bisexual for at least part of her adult life. Acker died from complications of breast cancer.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

 1952 – The American Psychiatric Association lists homosexuality as a sociopathic personality disturbance in its first publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Immediately following the manual’s release, many professionals in medicine, mental health and social sciences criticize the categorization due to lack of empirical and scientific data. Homosexuality was removed from the DSM in 1973. Homophobia, however, is certainly a disorder!

April 18, 1953

Rufus Thomas entered the R&B charts with “Bear Cat,” peaking at #3, from the legendary Sun Record Company of Memphis, TN. The song was an answer to Big Mama Thornton’s hit, “Hound Dog,” which would eventually be a huge hit for Elvis Presley.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Big Mama sang about a cheating Man, Elvis’ version about himself.

In Pop Culture:

April 18, 1956

Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a civil ceremony. A religious ceremony took place the following day. They had three children and remained together until her death in a 1982 car accident. The prince died in 2005.

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


USA song charts: Louis Armstrong spent a fourth out of nine consecutive weeks at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Hello, Dolly!” And was #4 on the Pop chart



Little Richard performed at New York’s famed Paramount Theater. A member of his backup group at the time was a young guitarist named Jimi Hendrix.

Marian Anderson ended her 30-year singing career with a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Following the previous day’s protest in Washington, D.C., twenty-nine ECHO (East Coast Homophile Organization) demonstrators picket the United Nations in New York City.

04-18-1967 Maria Bello – Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She is an American actress and writer.

Maria Bello

She has appeared in the movies Permanent Midnight, Coyote Ugly, A History of Violence, Thank You for Smoking, and The Jane Austen Book Club. On television, she is known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER (1997-1998). She starred as Lucy Robbins on the Fox series Touch in 2013. In November 2013, she wrote about having a same-sex relationship with her partner Clare Munn. Bello has a son with former boyfriend Dan McDermott.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

04-18-1972 Louise Pratt – Born in Kalgoorlie, Australia. She is a former Senator from Western Australia.

Louise Pratt

In office from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2014. She was the youngest woman ever elected to the Legislative Council, the second out lesbian to be elected to an Australian parliament, and the first to have a transgender man as a partner. In September 2012 Pratt, along with three other Labor Senators co-sponsored a Bill to amend the Marriage Act (1961) and enable same-sex marriages to be recognized. The Bill was ultimately defeated, however Pratt’s impassioned speech in support of the Bill received widespread national and international attention.


The Minnesota State House of Representatives votes 69 to 46 to retain the state’s sodomy laws.


Michael Bennett’s “A Chorus Line” sweeps the Tony Awards, winning nine in all, including one for Best Musical and one for Best Direction.

04-18-1976 Gavin Creel – Born in Findlay, Ohio. He is an American actor, singer, and song writer.

Gavin Creel

He is best known for his work in musical theatre, for which he received two Tony Award nominations. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for originating the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre. Creel was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). He’s a respected advocate for the LGBT community.

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


Liberace grossed more than $2,000,000 for his engagement at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. He broke his own record of $1.6 million.

Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China.


Aretha Franklin and George Michael started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Knew You Were Waiting’ also a No.1 in the UK. Aretha Franklin set a record for the artist with the longest gap between US No.1 singles, it had been 19 years, 10 months from her last hit ‘Respect’ in June 1967.

04-18-1989 Alia Shawkat – Born in Riverside, California. Her father is Arab Iraqi  and her mother is Norwegian, Irish, and Italian.

She is an American actress best known for her role as Maeby Fünke in the Fox/Netflix television sitcom Arrested Development. From 2016 to present, she plays Dory Sief in the TBS series Search Party. Shawkat also likes to paint and has shown her work in galleries in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Paris. She also likes to sing in jazz bars. Shawkat is bisexual.

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


The “Titanic” Soundtrack was a gigantic hit, remaining at #1 on the Album chart for the 13th week.

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


Jessica Simpson, Gladys Knight, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Patti Labelle, Ashanti, Kylie Minogue and Joss Stone starred in VH1’s Divas Live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


A sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer’s Aids charity. Over 10,000 pieces were sold during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton’s Closet, at New York’s Rockefeller Centre.

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


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs into law a bill that requires adoption agencies in the state to “give primary consideration to adoptive placement with a married man and woman.” Agencies may place a child with a legally single person if it is in the child’s best interest or if there is no married couple applying for adoption. Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Arizona.

Elton John announced that he’ll return to The Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with his “Million Dollar Piano” show starting in September. His first stay at Caesars Palace ended in April 2009, but was extended to a five-year run because of audience demand.


5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 18 – Georgia … › 5-lgbt-things › 5-lgbtq-things-…

Apr 18, 2018 — 2. On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May told 53 leaders of Commonwealth countries that she “deeply regrets” the Commonwealth’s history …

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


people link events link

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 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:

Books: Death of Elvis

Books: Best and Worst

Books: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel

Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash

see also:

Elvis and Lenny Bruce


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.

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

Extra Credit:

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.


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