BCE to The Suffragettes
April 19, 1764
England’s Parliament banned the American colonies from printing their own paper money.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: what would they have thought of bitcoin?
Elvis Presley would later be a licensed American product to make money
April 19, 1824
Poet George Gordon Byron, known as Lord Byron, died of fever at 36.
April 19, 1927
In New York City, actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail (a workhouse on Roosevelt Island) for obscenity, as a result of “Sex,” a play she wrote and starred in at Daly’s 63rd Street Theatre. More than 325,000 people, including police officers and their wives, judges, and members of the district attorney’s staff, saw the play during its 375 performances before the police raided the theater and arrested West.
1929 – In New York City, an appellate court rules that, contrary to a verdict reached earlier in the year by a lower court, the book The Well of Loneliness is not obscene. The decision clears the way for even wider distribution of the best-selling novel. The Well of Loneliness is a lesbian novel by British author Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) that was first published in 1928 by Jonathan Cape. It follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose “sexual inversion” (homosexuality) is apparent from an early age. She finds love with Mary Llewellyn, whom she meets while serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, but their happiness together is marred by social isolation and rejection, which Hall depicts as typically suffered by “inverts”, with predictably debilitating effects. The novel portrays “inversion” as a natural, God-given state and makes an explicit plea: “Give us also the right to our existence”
4-19-1930 – 07-08-1994 Dick Sargent – Born in Carmel, California. He was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on TV series Bewitched.
On National Coming Out Day in 1991, Sargent publicly declared his homosexuality and supported gay rights issues. The high rate of suicide among young homosexuals was the main reason, jokingly referring to himself as a “retroactive role model.” In June 1992, he was Grand Marshal of the Los Angeles Gay Pride parade along with Elizabeth Montgomery.
He lived with his domestic partner, Albert Williams, until his death from prostate cancer. Former Bewitched co-star Elizabeth Montgomery commented, “He was a great friend, and I will miss his love, his sense of humor, and his remarkable courage.” Montgomery herself died of cancer less than a year later.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
The musical “Carousel”, based on Molnar’s “Liliom,” opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
04-19-1958 Steve Antin – Born in Queens, New York City, New York. He is an American actor, stunt man, screenwriter, producer, and director.
He is best known for his performance in The Last American Virgin. Antin is publicly out as gay and once was the boyfriend of David Geffen. They were together for a little more that a year. Antin directed the film Burlesque, released in 2010, and starring pop singer Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet, and Academy Award-winner, Cher.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1967 – The Student Homophile League of Columbia University becomes the first gay college group to obtain a campus charter. The SHL had twelve members who fought with university administrators for a year before the group was officially recognized. Stephen Donaldson, a bisexual-identified LGBT rights activist is commemorated by a plaque in the Queer Lounge that bears his name in one of Columbia’s residence halls for spearheading the creation of the group. When the charter was ultimately granted in April 1967, it earned media attention with the New York Times printing a story on the front page. The Columbia Daily Spectator reported that some students believed that the creation of the group was an April Fool’s joke. The group is still in existence to this day and is now called the Columbia Queer Alliance
04-19-1969 Markus Gerardus Jozef “Mark” Harbers – Born in the Netherlands, city unknown. Dutch politician and former communication employee. As a member of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, he has been an MP since December 1, 2009. He is publicly out as gay.
Smile (later to be known as Queen ) appeared at the Revolution Club in London, England.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
While in New York, David Bowie sees Todd Rundgren’s band Utopia at Carnegie Hall, and attends the aftershow party.
Elton John fired bassist Dee Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson, but, brought them both back in 1980.
Elton John ruled the charts with “Philadelphia Freedom”, #3 Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You”
1,500 gays and supporters rally on the steps of the state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, in support of the gay rights provision in the city’s human rights ordinance.
Patti Smith released the single “Because the Night.”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
For the first time ever the Top five artists on the US country chart were all female, Crystal Gayle who was at No.1, with Dottie West, Debbie Boone, Emmylou Harris and Tammy Wynette making up the rest of the Top 5.
1982 – The Gay Officers Action League, Inc. is founded by NYPD Sergeant Charles Cochrane (August 5, 1943 – May 5, 2008) and retired Detective Sam Ciccone (1944-May 10, 2015) establishing the first official police fraternal society in the world to represent LGBT people within the criminal justice system. Sergeant Cochrane, a 14-year veteran of the NYPD, created shock waves by testifying before a NYC Council hearing in favor of a gay rights bill. Following the testimony of a Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Vice President, who denounced the bill and declared, “I didn’t know of any homosexual police officers.” Cochrane stunned all present as well as NYC as a whole by his testimony: “I am very proud of being a New York City Police Officer, and I am equally proud of being gay.” In 1987, at the persistent urging of GOAL, NYPD began a concerted effort to actively enlist qualified gay candidates. In 2002, GOAL was admitted into COPS, the Committee of Police Societies, an organization consisting of all recognized NYPD religious, ethnic fraternal organizations. Since its inception, GOAL has evolved not only as a fraternal organization, but also as an activist organization that represents the interests of its LGBT members in all agencies and branches within the criminal justice system.
04-19-1985 Sabrina Jalees – Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jalees is the daughter of a Swiss mother and a Pakistani father. She is a Canadian
comedian and actress. In the 2019 TV comedy series Carol’s Second Act, she starred as a main cast member alongside Patricia Heaton. Jalees writes a weekly column in the Toronto Star. When Jalees came out as a lesbian, she was shunned by her extended Muslim family, an experience she relates in her 2013 Canadian comedy tour, “Brownlisted.” Her wife, Shauna McCann, is a fashion designer. They have a son named Wolfie.
George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Different Corner’, the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases. The song was also credited with being the second No.1 (after ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ by Stevie Wonder), which was written, sung, played, arranged and produced by the same person.
Prince started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Kiss.’ Prince also had the No.2 song ‘Manic Monday’, by The Bangles, which he wrote under the pseudonym ‘Christopher.’
Whitney Houston dominated the Album chart, spending a ninth week (out of 14) at #1 with her self-titled debut.
“The Simpsons” premiered on television as a cartoon segment on “The Tracey Ullman Show.”
1989: In one of the Navy’s worst peacetime tragedies, a gun turret explosion aboard the U.S. battleship Iowa kills forty-seven sailors while the ship is on training maneuvers in the Caribbean. In its initial investigation, the Navy attempts to blame the tragedy on a lone sailor, Gunner’s Mate Clayton Hartwig, suggesting he was despondent and suicidal over the end of a homosexual affair with another Iowa sailor, Kendall Truitt. Its report, however, the Navy later concludes that Hartwig may have been suicidal, but was not homosexual. Ultimately, investigations determine that the ultimate cause of the accident is inconclusive.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Britain’s Daily Express won the right from the Court of Appeal to keep their source a secret. Elton John had sued for the name of the source that had leaked information about his forthcoming action against PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Vermont approves the creation of same-sex unions, thus entitling gay couples to rights and benefits normally available to married couples.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
In the Pop-est of Culture and Cancelling Culture:
A week after Catholic Church officials published an article in the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper that said they forgive John Lennon’s remarks about The Beatles being “bigger than Jesus”, Ringo Starr rejected their forgiveness. The newspaper’s editors had written, “The Beatles said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages, that were possibly even Satanic… (but) what would Pop music be like without the Beatles?” Ringo was unimpressed and replied “Didn’t the Vatican say we were Satanic or possibly Satanic? And they’ve still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they’ve got more to talk about than the Beatles.”
After 18 months of legal wrangling, Michael Jackson’s estate settled its dispute with the Heal the World Foundation. The deal came just as a trial was set to begin to decide ownership of lucrative trademarks.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nine Notes: the above item refers back to the idea of currency of nations. Along with an observation of the impact of individuals when who they do is ignored owing to what they did that created money.
2012 – The Israeli Conservative movement joined the Reform movement in agreeing to admit LGBT students into rabbinical school.
The White House refused to comment on a campaign to deport Justin Bieber from the US. Around 275,000 people had signed a petition on its website calling for the Canadian singer to be removed from the country. The campaign had been set up in January of this year when the 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving and illegal drag racing.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: I would not include queerbaiters and include here owing to the claim by the celeb named to be bisexual, despite no public evidence of and a pattern of heteronormative behaviors and expressed views. The Anne Frank House incident should be embarrassing to any Canadian. eh.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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
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: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
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
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.