BCE to The Suffragettes
1st performance of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Jahreszeiten” (The Seasons)
1858, UK – Dame Ethel Smyth (24 April 1858 – 8 May 1944) is born in Surrey, England. A composer, writer, and feminist, Smyth wrote seven torrid volumes of explicit memoir. In 1910, she met Emmaline Pankhurst, the founder of the British women’s suffrage movement and head of the militant and extremely well-organized Women’s Social and Political Union. Struck by Mrs. Pankhurst’s mesmerizing public speeches, Smyth pledged to give up music for two years and devote herself to the cause of votes for women. Smyth had several passionate affairs in her life, most of them with women. Smyth’s relationship with acclaimed British harpsichordist and clavichordist, Violet Gordon-Woodhouse (23 April 1872 – 9 January 1948) is depicted satirically in Roger Scruton‘s 2005 opera, Violet.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-24-1942 Barbra Streisand – Born in Brooklyn, New
York. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. Streisand has been a long-time supporter of LGBT rights. In her ‘love letter’ to the LGBT community in Billboard, June 2o17, she said, “The first time I ever sang for a paying audience was at a gay club, The Lion, in Greenwich Village. I was 18 years old and had never been in a nightclub before. The gay community supported me from the start, and I will always be grateful. Marriage equality is the law and that deserves a toast… to all of us, because we’re all unique and beautiful in our own way and entitled to love and be loved by whomever we choose.” In 2007, she helped raise funds in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat Proposition 8 in California. Jason Gould, her son, came out to her and his father, Elliot Gould, in 1988.
One-act ballet “Symphonic Variations” choreographed by Frederick Ashton with music by César Franck danced by Sandler’s Wells Ballet debuts at Covent Garden, London
04-24-1947 Astrid Roemer – Born in Paramaribo, Suriname. She is a writer and teacher that lived in the Netherlands. The Dutch language author has published novels, drama, and poetry. In May 2016, she received the P.C. Hooft Award, a Dutch language literary lifetime achievement award. Her breakthrough novel On the Madness of a Woman, written in the 1970s, examined the identity and the oppression of women, which established her as a feminist writer and made her a role model for lesbians. In 1986, in Amsterdam, she and poet Audre Lorde participated in a public discussion. When asked how important is it that black women who love other women call themselves “black lesbians”, she answered, “I do not call myself ‘lesbian’ and I do not want to be called ‘lesbian’ either. Life is too complex for us to give names not derived from us, dirty, conditioned words, to the deepest feelings within me. If I love a woman, I love that one woman, and one swallow does not make a summer.”
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
04-24-1952 Jean-Paul Gaultier – Born in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne,
France. He is a French fashion designer and was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010. Gaultier also designed some furniture for the French furniture brand Roche Bobois. In 1990 his boyfriend and partner, Francis Menuge, died of AIDS-related causes. In 2018, Gaultier staged a cabaret show that was loosely based on his life called “Fashion Freak Show” which took place at the Folies Bergere theater in Paris. He announced on January 17, 2020 that his next Paris haute couture fashion show would be his last and that he was retiring from the runway. Gaultier is openly gay.
Billboard magazine featured a headline that read: “Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat – Spur Rhythm and Blues.” It was a sign of things to come. Within a year, R&B music by both Black and White artists caught the public’s fancy.
1955: Actor and drag John Epperson, aka Lypsinka, is born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
Your Hit Parade, the Saturday night, Pop-music show that had been running since April 12th, 1935, has its final US radio broadcast.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” was #1 on the Album chart for the third out of 13 weeks.
Aretha Franklin released the single “Respect”.
The Beatles’ record company Apple Records turned down an offer from David Bowie to sign him.
Louis Armstrong was at #1 in the UK with the single “What A Wonderful World”. At 66 years of age, it made him the oldest act ever to score a UK #1. The song stalled at #32 in the US, but Louis is also the oldest person to reach #1 on the Billboard chart, a feat he accomplished in 1964 with “Hello Dolly”. Tom Jones later broke his record in 2009 as part of a charity cover of “Islands In The Stream”–he was 68 years old at the time.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Pearl remained at #1 for Janis Joplin on the Album chart.
in pop culture
One of John Lennon’s most controversial singles, “Woman Is the Nigger of the World” is released in the US. The song actually reached #57 on Billboard’s Hot 100, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. The phrase was originally uttered by Yoko Ono during a magazine interview in 1967 and John would later explain that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.
“Come On Over”, a song written for Olivia Newton-John by the Bee Gees, topped the Adult Contemporary chart.
A Night at the Opera from Queen held down #4,
Santana and Joan Baez gave a free concert for the inmates of Soledad Prison in Salinas, California.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980 – San Francisco resident Ken Horne, the first AIDS case in the United States to be recognized at the time, is reported to the Center for Disease Control with Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). He was also suffering from Cryptococcus.
Vangelis’s hit song “Chariots Of Fire” gave him the #1 album in the country for a second week with his album of the same name. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ I Love Rock-n-Roll was #2 followed by Beauty and the Beat from the Go-Go’s.
the song charts: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts dominated the Singles chart with “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”, remaining for a sixth week at #1. The Go-Go’s challenged at 2 with “We Got The Beat, “Chariots Of Fire” by Vangelis was at 3
04-24-1987 Jeffrey Wammes – Born in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is a
Dutch gymnast and was the all around Dutch champion four times. Whammies is openly gay. In 2011, he appeared in an edition of Linda Magazine focused on gay athletes and stated, “There was already a lot of speculation whether or not I fell for boys or girls. To me it has nothing to do with sport or how I perform. But when I was asked to do this, I made it clear straight away how things were and that’s that.” He was one of 49 out LGBT athletes to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
04-24-1989 Ian Matos – Born in Muaná, Brazil. He is a diver that competed at
the 2015 World Aquatics Championships and at the 2016 Summer Olympics synchronized 3m springboard, finishing 8th. Matos was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
The Cleveland Orchestra sued Michael Jackson and his production company for seven million dollars. The orchestra claimed Jackson used 67 seconds from its recording of Beethoven’s “Symphony Number Nine” on his “Dangerous” album without giving the orchestra credit or compensation.
David Bowie married Iman (real name Imaan Maxamed Cabdimajiid) in the beautiful town of Lausanne, Switzerland.
04-24-1992 Rafaela Silva – Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She competed in the
2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in judo. Silva won Brazil’s first gold metal. She was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. (Photo courtesy of CC BY 2.0 – Agência Brasil Fotografias.
1993 – The third gay and lesbian March on Washington is prefaced by a mass wedding ceremony held outside the Internal Revenue Service building. Metropolitan Community Church founder Reverend Troy Perry (born July 27, 1940) conducts the service, joining 1,500 lesbian and gay couples in marriage. In addition, twenty thousand lesbian join in the Dyke March, organized by the Lesbian Avengers, to march on the White House in what is the largest lesbian demonstration ever.
Whitney Houston was at position #4 with “I Have Nothing”
Madonna visited the San Antonio Spurs locker room to congratulate David Robinson on his 71-point performance.
Russia – Yaroslav Mogutin (born April 12, 1974), the country’s most visible openly gay journalist, makes headlines when he attempts to register his marriage to American artist Robert Filippini. The head of Moscow’s Wedding Palace No. 4 refuses his application.
04-24-1995 Kehlani (Kehlani Ashley Parrish) – Born in Oakland, California. She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and dancer. She achieved early fame as a member of the teen group Poplyfe. In 2016, she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best
Urban Contemporary Album for You Should Be Here. Kehlani has publicly identified as queer and pansexual. In 2018, she clarified her sexuality on Twitter, stating, “I’m queer. Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people. Lil poly pansexual papa hello good morning. Does that answer your questions?” On February 22, 2019. her third commercial mixtape, While We Wait, was released by Atlantic Records and debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200. She is vegan.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Sinead O’Connor announced on her website that she was retiring from music and asked for her privacy.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
04-24-2013 Rhode Island’s State Senate passed gay marriage legislation by a comfortable 26-12 margin. This followed a vote by the House in January, 2013. The bill goes back to the House for a largely procedural vote. The Governor says he will sign the bill and did sign the bill on April 30, 2013. Rhode Island became the 10th state to recognize same-sex marriage. The legislation took effect on August 1, 2013.
2015 – In a televised interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, U.S. Olympic gold medal winner Bruce Jenner (born October 28, 1949) says, “Yes, for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” Jenner later reveals that she is now Caitlyn Jenner and will live as a woman.
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
Our Daily Elvis
– the April 24 duplicates April 25 and I did not correct that error/omission
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.