BCE to The Suffragettes
04-27-1759 – 09-10-1797 Mary Wollstonecraft – Born in Spitalfields, United Kingdom. She was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate for women’s rights. She is best
known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason. She also wrote Mary, A Fiction, which is the earliest example of a novel about a lesbian relationship written by a woman. It is the story of a woman who marries a man she does not love and with whom she does not have sex. When he leaves on an extended voyage, her girlfriend Ann moves in. “Mary” may be based on the author’s close and passionate relationship with a woman named Fanny Blood. Wollstonecraft was bisexual and married. Her daughter, also named Mary, married poet Percy Shelley and wrote Frankenstein.
1911 – Jack Cole (April 27, 1911– February 17, 1974) was an American dancer, choreographer, and theatre director known as the founder of the idiom of American show dancing called Theatrical Jazz Dance.If not for Cole, many now-immortal stage and screen actresses probably would not be remembered as dancers today. Cole’s choreography in the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” sequence in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was reinterpreted by Madonna for her music video of “Material Girl”.
04-27-1917 – 11-15-2002 Mary Meigs – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American painter and writer. She studied at Bryn Mawr College, graduating in 1939, and later
taught English literature and creative writing at that school. She served in the United States Navy’s WAVES during WWII. Her first painting exhibit was in New York in 1950. Openly lesbian, Meigs met author Barbara Deming in 1954. In 1963, Meigs met Marie-Claire Blais, a writer from Quebec, who became romantically involved with Meigs and Deming. The three women lived together for six year. Meigs and Deming parted and in 1972, Meigs and Blais moved to Canada, where she lived the remainder of her life. In the 1970s, Meigs turned to writing. In addition to her writing, she became a prominent spokesperson in Canada for lesbians, feminists, and seniors’ issues.
04-27-1927 – 01-30-2006 Coretta Scott King – Born in Heiberger, Alabama. She was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Married to Martin Luther King, Jr., she played a prominent role in the years after her husband’s 1968 assassination when she took on the leadership
of the struggle for racial equality, became active in the Women’s Movement, and LGBT rights movement. She was an early supporter in the struggle for lesbian and gay civil rights. In August 1983, in Washington, D.C., she urged the amendment of the Civil Rights Act to include gays and lesbians as a Protected Class. On April 1, 1998, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Mrs. King called on the civil rights community to join in the struggle against homophobia and anti-gay bias. “Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and the forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity, and personhood”, she stated. “This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spreads all too easily to victimize the next minority group.” Coretta Scott King’s support of LGBT rights was strongly criticized by some black pastors. She called her critics “misinformed” and said that Martin Luther King’s message to the world was one of equality and inclusion.
04-27-1937 – 03-02-1992 Sandy Dennis – Born in Hastings, Nebraska. She was an American stage and film actress. In the 1960s she won two Tony Awards, as well as an Oscar for her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She was also
in the films The Fox (1967), That Cold Day in the Park (1969) and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). In 1968 she was voted the 18th biggest star in the US. Dennis has been identified as a lesbian by a number of Hollywood historians. According to Dennis’ biographers, Peter Shelley and Eric Roberts, upon being asked if Dennis was bisexual, they spoke of her telling them about her many lesbian relationships and said that she, “appreciated the beauty of women. But Sandy also liked and appreciated what a very, very young man could do to a woman”.
04-27-1939 – 09-03-2015 Judy Carne – Born in Northampton, England. She was an
English actress best remembered for the phrase “Sock it to me!” on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She also appeared in many other television shows, including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bonanza, The Big Valley and I Dream of Jeannie. She was married to Burt Reynolds from 1963 to 1965 and to producer Robert Bergman from 1970 to 1971. Carne was addicted to heroin. Her autobiography, Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside: The Bittersweet Saga of the Sock-It-To-Me Girl (1985) tells of her difficulties with drugs, her failed marriage to Reynolds, and her bisexuality. She died of pneumonia on September 3, 2015 in England.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
04-27-1948 Kate Pierson – Born in Weehawken, New Jersey. She is an American vocalist, lyricist, and one of the founding members of the B-52’s. A multi-instrumentalist, she played
guitar, bass, and various keyboard instruments. In February 2015, Pierson released her first solo album, Guitars and Microphones, featuring material co-written by Sia Furler. She and her partner, Monica Coleman, own two hotels, Kate’s Lazy Desert in Landers, California and Kate’s Lazy Meadow in Mount Tremper, New York. The couple have been together since 2003.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Mexico– Luis Zapata (born April 27, 1951), Mexico’s most productive and successful gay writer, is born. In his best-known work, Las aventuras, desaventuras y sueños de Adonis García, el vampiro de la colonia Roma(1979; Adonis García: A Picaresque Novel), he chronicled the lives of urban homosexuals.
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Executive Order 10450, banning homosexuals from working for the federal government or any of its private contractors. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Executive Order 10450 which establishes grounds for investigation and dismissal: “Any criminal, infamous, dishonest, immoral, or notoriously disgraceful conduct, habitual use of intoxicants to excess, drug addiction, or sexual perversion.” Without explicitly referring to homosexuality, the executive order responded to several years of charges that the presence of homosexual employees in the State Department posed blackmail risks. As a result, more than 640 federal employees lose their jobs over the next year and a half.
April 27, 1957
Little Richard took over at #1 on the R&B chart with his classic “Lucille”.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
April 27, 1970
Elton John released his first single–“Border Song”.
Testifying before Congress, J. Edgar Hoover assures the House Appropriations Committee that there are no gay activists in the Bureau, saying “We don’t allow any types of activists in the FBI, gay or otherwise. I ask not for average personnel but for those above average in character, education, and personal appearance.”
April 27, 1976
Olivia Newton-John’s “Come On Over” album was certified Gold.
David Bowie was detained at the border between Poland and Russia while customs officials confiscated some Nazi memorabilia he had collected. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.
1978, Canada – John Argue, a swimming instructor with Toronto Board of Education, is fired from his job at public school because he is gay. Argue, a gay activist later becomes active in Metro Toronto New Democratic Party.
Rachel Morrison (born April 27, 1978) is an American cinematographer. For her work on Mudbound (2017), Morrison earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, making her the first woman ever – and thus the first lesbian- nominated in that category. She has twice worked with director Ryan Coogler, first on Fruitvale Station (2013) then on Black Panther (2018) Her work on Mudbound earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, making her the first woman and lesbian ever recognized in the category. Also for her work on Mudbound, she became the first woman to win the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer, and the first woman to be nominated for the feature category or the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. She was also the cinematographer for Marcel’s Black Panther. Morrison has a wife and a son.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Three years and a day after opening its doors, New York’s legendary Studio 54 was closed for liquor license violations. Several months earlier, owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were jailed for tax evasion. The club would reopened under new management in 1981.
U.S.A. for Africa remained at #1 with “We Are The World”, a third week at the top for the humanitarian project. Madonna was patient at #2 with “Crazy For You” #6 Murray Head was back with “One Night In Bangkok”,
04-27-1987 Alexandra Lacrabere – Born in Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France. In 2012 she was an Olympic Athlete who
played handball for the French national team. She participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, where the French team placed fifth, and in the 2011 World Women’s Handball Championship where the French team placed second. She is an out lesbian.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Aretha Franklin’s first TV special was taped at New York’s Nederlander Theater and featured duets with Bonnie Raitt on “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and “Natural Woman” with Raitt and Gloria Estefan. Also performing were Smokey Robinson (singing a duet with Aretha on “Just to See Her”) and Elton John.
The Interim Constitution of South Africa comes into force, including a clause explicitly prohibiting discrimination (both government and private) on the basis of sexual orientation. A subsequent court decision in 1998 will establish that the crime of sodomy was legally invalid from this date.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Life’, the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.
Elton John publicly responded to the home audience rejection of Jennifer Hudson on TV’s “American Idol,” declaring the call-in voters “incredibly racist.”
The Recording Industry Association of America filed 477 more lawsuits against accused file sharers. Sixty-nine of the accused had allegedly been using university networks to distribute music through peer-to-peer services.
U.S. President George Bush signed a law that allowed for up to three years in prison for anyone that pirated music or films on the Internet.
Vanity Fair caused a stir when it published a photo of a supposedly topless 15-year-old Miley Cyrus holding a sheet against her chest. Cyrus was quoted in a statement as saying she was “embarrassed” by the photo. “I apologize to my fans,” she said. But, 10 years later, Cyrus tweeted about the scandal: “IM NOT SORRY.”
2009 – Iowa becomes the third state to allow same-sex marriage.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
04-27-2014 Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe joins the third annual gay parade in Tokyo to show her support for sexual minorities. After the parade, Abe wrote on her Facebook page later that she has also been involved in LGBT awareness efforts since she joined the commission set up by UNAIDS and the Lancet medical journal in 2013. “I want to help build a society where anyone can conduct happy, enriched lives without facing discrimination,” she wrote.
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:
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.