BCE to The Suffragettes
1766, France – Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, known as Madame De Stael (22 April 1766 – 14 July 1817), is born near Paris. She was a French woman of letters of Swiss origin whose lifetime overlapped with the events of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. For many years she lived as an exile under the Reign of Terror and under Napoleonic persecution. Known as a witty and brilliant conversationalist, often dressed in flashy and revealing outfits, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times. She was an active bisexual who lived for 19 years with Parisian socialite Juliette Recamier (4 December 1777 – 11 May 1849), the most celebrated beauty of her time. Upon Recamier’s death, De Stael wrote “I love you with a love that surpasses that of friendship…were I to embrace you with all that remains of me.” Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times. Her works, both critical and fictional, made their mark on the history of European Romanticism.
04-22-1894 – 03-13-1955 Eva (Evie) Sydney Hone – Born in Roebuck Grove, County Dublin, Ireland. Shortly before her twelfth birthday, she suffered from polio (infant paralysis).
She was educated by a governess, continuing her education in Switzerland, and went on tours to Spain and Italy before moving to London in 1913. She studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In 1917, Hone met Mainie Jellett (b. 04-29-1897) when both were studying at the Westminster Technical Institute. They became spiritual and emotional partners. In 1921, she and Jellett moved to Paris. At the end of the year, they returned to Dublin and for the next 10 years, they spent part of the year in Paris. The artists had a joint exhibition in 1924. Carolyn Gage (b. 01-01-1952) wrote a play about the meeting and their relationship, entitled Female Nude Seated. Hone is considered to be an early pioneer of cubism, although her best-known works are stained glass. Her most notable pieces are the East Window in the Chapel at Eton College, which depicts the Crucifixion, and My Four Green Fields, which is now in the Government Buildings in Dublin.
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Stained glass of Saint Brigid – St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Ireland.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-22-1946 John Waters – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an American film
director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector. Known for his cult films of the 1970s with Divine and later for the film Hairspray. An out gay man, he is also an avid supporter of gay rights and gay pride.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Mr. Waters’s film genre is disgust, perversion and gross out, it is little wonder he is confused that generaly speaking women, and JK Rowlings are discussing dignity, that which disgusts Mr Waters the most.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
April 22, 1952
The first nuclear explosion shown on live network television was an atomic test in Nevada.
04-22-1956 Phill Wilson – Born in Chicago, Illinois. He founded the Black AIDS Institute in 1999 and is a prominent African-American HIV/AIDS activist. Wilson career in activism started after he and his lover, Chris Brownlie, were diagnosed with HIV in the early 1980s. This was when the AIDS epidemic was just starting in the US, and Wilson felt no one was bringing together the black community to solve the problem. In 1989, Wilson’s partner died of an HIV-related illness. He channeled his grief into activism. After graduating college, Wilson moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and got involved with the National Association of Black and White Men Together. From 1990 to 1995, Wilson served as the co-chair of the Los Angeles HIV Health Commission. In 2010, he was appointed by President Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He has published articles in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Essence, Ebony, Jet, and other media outlets. Wilson has said that when he dies, he hopes people will remember him for not giving up. His biggest fear is that the black community will give up fighting against the disease.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1969 – Frank Bartley is shot and killed by police in Berkeley, CA. The shooting is declared accidental. After this, gay rights groups begin to take notice of the number of shootings that were declared ‘accidental.’
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
on the usa song charts “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” from Sonny & Cher edged up to #9
The Who’s Tommy Rock Opera was being made into a Movie, April 22, Tina Turner began filming her “Acid Queen” roll. The movie also starred Ann-Margaret.
“Night Fever” by the Bee Gees ruled the charts for a sixth out of eight weeks at #1 on this date. Yvonne Elliman was at #2 with “If I Can’t Have You”, while Barry Manilow moved up with “Can’t Smile Without You”
The Soundtrack to ‘Saturday Night Fever’ was #1 for a 14th week on the Album chart, Even Now by Barry Manilow was #4 and Queen’s News Of the World was at #9
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
04-22-1982 – 05-07-2011 Thomas Bridegroom – Born in Knox, Indiana. He was an American actor and songwriter. On May 7, 2011, he accidentally fell off of the roof of his friend’s four story building. At the time of his death, he had been in a five year relationship with Shane Bitney Crone. When Tom had come out to his family, they blamed Crone for “making” him gay. After Tom’s death, the family threatened Crone with physical violence if he attended Tom’s funeral.
Crone released a YouTube video, This Could Happen To You, as an emotional plea for same-sex couples that are deprived of any legal protection. Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled, a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, based on the story of Crone’s and Bridegroom’s relationship and the difficulties Crone faced after his partner’s death, premiered on April 23, 2013.
Prince released the album “Around The World In a Day.” It was his first release after “Purple Rain.” It’s his first issued on his Paisley Park imprint and primarily recorded at his Paisley Park studios
04-22-1986 Amber Heard – Born in Austin, Texas. She is an American actress and model. Heard came out in 2010, at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event.
She has said, “ I don’t label myself one way of another – I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman. I love who I love; it’s the person that matters.” Heard is an activist in LGBT rights, abolishing slavery, and is a supporter of Habitat for Humanity.
LGBTQ2 blogger Nina Notes: her most public and famous relationships are heterosexual:
Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: What We Know – The New York …
https://www.nytimes.com › 2022/04/21 › arts › johnny-de…
1 day ago — Mr. Depp has sued Ms. Heard, his ex-wife, on grounds that she defamed him in an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post.
Despite (or thanks to) a generous heaping of controversy over its video where she dances in front of burning crosses, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits #1 in the US as the album also lands at the top spot, where it stays for six weeks. It’s her third consecutive #1 album and seventh song at US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.
“After All” from Cher and Peter Cetera was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
The rock opera musical “The Who’s Tommy,” starring Michael Cerveris in his Broadway debut, opened at New York’s St. James Theatre for 899 performances.
Sinead O’Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first female priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.”
Only days after Madonna tried to strike back at illegal sharing of songs from her “American Life” album by flooding the Internet with fake MP3s, her web site was hacked and real digital files of the songs were leaked.
USA – H.B. 1515, which would have made it illegal to fire an employee based on sexual orientation, is defeated in the Washington state senate by a single vote. Two Democratic-party lawmakers join all 23 Republican state senators to defeat the bill.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
The Los Angeles coroner’s office ruled that the death of Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, was a suicide, after he jumped from an apartment building in February. Marie and Donny were soon at odds in the media regarding the mormon church vs queer people.
Marie Osmond reveals her late son was ‘bullied very …
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Oct 2, 2019 — On Tuesday’s episode of “The Talk,” the co-host who replaced Sara Gilbert for Season 10, brought up son Michael Blosil, who died by suicide …
Bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens, known for her pro-union anthems and feminist songs, dies at age 75 from complications of pneumonia.
2012 – Jack Denton Reese (Jan. 25, 1995-April 22, 2012), a gay Mormon teen, commits suicide in Mountain Green, Utah. He was 17 years old. According to Jack’s boyfriend, Alex Smith, Jack was bullied at school. On April 23, Alex, who didn’t know yet that his boyfriend had taken his life, spoke at a panel about the bullying Jack experienced. The panel was held in connection with the screening of the documentary film, “Bullied.” Jack attended Morgan and Weber High Schools.
04-22-2013 Marriage equality passed the Delaware House of Representative. The state legalized same-sex marriage on May 7, 2013. The law went into effect on July 1, 2013. Delaware had civil unions since 2011.
2014 – Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) is the first openly gay elected official on a U.S. stamp. He was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He fought and defeated the anti-gay Prop 6. Milk was assassinated in 1978 by Supervisor Dan White.
04-22-2019 Gentleman Jack premiers in the U.S. A historical television series created by Sally Wainwright. The series is based on the collected diaries of Anne Lister, which contain over four million words and are written largely in secret code, documenting a lifetime of lesbian relationships. Suranne Jones plays Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle plays Ann Walker, Anne Lister’s love interest. Production on the second season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 2021, filming is currently taking place, and hopefully will be released in 2021.
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 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.