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LGBTQ2 Her/History for April 28

BCE to The Suffragettes

04-28-1926 – 02-19-2016 (Nelle) Harper Lee – Born in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which became a best seller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize. Her book was made into an Academy Award film in 1962, staring Gregory Peck. Lee was known to be a tomboy and is depicted as such in the film as Scout. It has


 long been rumored that she was gay but it has never been affirmed. Journalist Marja Mills of the Chicago Tribune was sent to interview Lee and her sister Alice in 2001. Mills described Nelle Harper Lee as inquisitive, spontaneous, easy to laugh, and moody. Mills revealed that Lee is a rabid sports fan who watches baseball, golf, and football. Why didn’t Lee marry? Mills lets Lee’s close friend Tom Butts, a Methodist minister, answer this question: “Scout was a tomboy, and so was she, and she kind of kept that almost masculine way about her 

as an adult…I don’t think I’ve ever seen her wear a piece of jewelry as long as I’ve known her except something simple for appearance. She doesn’t wear makeup, hardly. You know how she dresses. Always pants and kind of baggy clothes sometime.” Mills never asked Lee if she was gay because she was afraid that Lee would stop talking to her. Lee was also friends, since childhood, with Truman Capote (he was also depicted in the film as the charcter Dill). Maybe we’ll never know for sure if Harper Lee was a lesbian, but now that she has passed maybe the truth will come out.

1929 –  Gay journalist John Paul Hudson (April 28, 1929 – February 20, 2002) is born.  Hudson is one of the first gay writers to take up gay rights and become involved in the media. He wrote also under the pseudonym John Francis Hunter. He wrote for the periodical Gay in 1969, the Advocate in 1970 and contributed to David, Gaysweek, News West, Flash and Vector. A tireless activist, he is credited with being one of the founders of the gay rights movement that grew out of the Stonewall riots and was one of the principal organizers of the Christopher Street Liberation Day (CSLD) committee, which put together the first GLBT Pride March in 1970 on the first anniversary of Stonewall. He died in 2002.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

04-28-1940 – 12-30-2020   Lois Sasson – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She was a jewelry designer, gay rights activist, and life partner of Lesley Gore. Her jewelry designs were featured in New York Magazine in the 1970s. 

Sasson created high-end jewelry where it sold in luxury department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman. She also had some of her work on display in art galleries. By 2015 she was well known and on Valentine’s Day that year a set of men’s jewelry called “The Ambassador Set” was sold for $16,000. Sasson lived with Lesley Gore, whom she started dating in the mid-1980s, for 33 years, until Gore’s death in 2015. On December 30, 2020, Sasson died of COVID-19.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954, UK – The Home Office announces that a special committee, later called the Wolfenden Committee, will be formed to study the issue of sex law reform. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution (better known as the Wolfenden report, after Sir John Wolfenden (26 June 1906 – 18 January 1985), the chair of the committee, was published in the United Kingdom on 4 September 1957 after a succession of well-known men, including Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (20 October 1926 – 31 August 2015), Michael Pitt-Rivers (27 May 1917 – December 1999), and Peter Wildeblood (19 May 1923 – 14 November 1999) were convicted of homosexual offences.

April 28, 1956

Little Richard earned a third week at #1 on the R&B chart with “Long Tall Sally”.

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

Brian Epstien managed:

April 28, 1964

At Wembley studios in England, The Beatles filmed the television special “Around the Beatles.” In addition to performing their hit songs, they played Act V Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream.” John was cast in the female role of Thisbe, Paul was Pyramus, George played Moonshine, and Ringo was Lion. Paul later named his cat Thisbe.

April 28, 1965

Barbara Streisand‘s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.


The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


the Soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues” by Diana Ross falling to #8 USA LP chart

April 28, 1974

Olivia Newton-John released the single that would jump-start her career–“I Honestly Love You”.


Canada – Ontario MPP Margaret Campbell’s private member’s bill to include sexual orientation in Ontario Human Rights Code, introduced April 4th, fails in legislature. 

USA – Florida Governor Reubin Askew asks Miami voters to rescind a recently passed gay rights ordinance saying, “I would not want a known homosexual teaching my children.” Askew was an ally of Florida Orange Juice spokesperson Anita Bryant who conducted an anti-gay crusade. He signed legislation prohibiting any gay or lesbians in Florida from adopting children.


Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” album was certified Platinum.

 Following the recent gay rights defeat in Dade County, Florida,voters in St. Paul, Minnesota, vote to repeal their four year-old gay rights ordinance by a margin of 2 to 1.

04-28-1979   Scott Fujita – Born in Camarillo, California. He is a former American NFL linebacker. He retired on April 22, 2013. Despite having a 

Japanese last name, Scott is not biologically Japanese. He was adopted as an infant by Rodney Fujita who is a third-generation Japanese-American, and his wife, Helen, who is Caucasian. Scott is married with three children. He is politically liberal and has gone on record as a supporter of women’s rights and gay rights, as well as an advocate for adoption, wetlands preservation, and other causes; he was named the New Orleans Saints “Man of the Year” in 2009 for his charitable activities. 

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


Elton John released the single “Little Jeannie”.

1981: Former Beverly Hills hairdresser Marilyn Barnett files a multimillion-dollar “palimony” suit against tennis pro Billie Jean King, claiming the two had a lesbian relationship for seven years and that she is therefore entitled to the tennis star’s Malibu beach house as well as half of King’s earnings from the period when they were together. Although King at first dismisses Barnett’s claims as “untrue and unfounded,” she later holds a press conference to acknowledge the relationship. But, she adds, she is not a lesbian.

in pop culture:


The California State Assembly consumer protection committee heard testimony from so-called experts who complained about playing the Led Zeppelin recording of “Stairway To Heaven” backwards. The “Back Masking” rock n roll scare was back on and video games replaced Comic Books from the 1930s to 50 scare and dungeons n dragons from the 1970s.

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


Sinead O’Connor remained at #1 with “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic)”.

 In its first major public action, about five hundred members of the newly formed group Queer Nation march in Greenwich Village to protest a pipe-bomb attack, which left three people injured, on a local gay bar the night before.

Queer Nation, founded by AIDS activists from ACT UP, mobilized over 1000 protesters in a matter of hours outside Uncle Charlie’s Downtown in NYC responding to a pipe bombing. The explosion occurred at about 12:10 A.M, injuring three men in the very popular Greenwich Village gay bar. The protestors marched their way to the NYPD’s 6th Precinct, blocking traffic. Five years later, in 1995, it was discovered that terrorist El Sayyid Nosair who was convicted of involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was responsible for the pipe bomb attack


Lisa Marie Presley announced her separation from first husband Danny Keough after 5½ years of marriage and two children. The divorce became final eight days later. Lisa Marie would soon be married to Michael Jackson.

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

2000: The Millennium March on Washington takes place in Washington, DC. The event lasts for three days.

2002: Homosexuality is decriminalized in the People’s Republic of China, as the newly amended Marriage Law avoids this topic.


The iTunes Music Store with over 200,000 items to purchase.


George Michael was named as the most-played artist on British radio over the previous two decades.

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

2015 – The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the question of the freedom to marry in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. The decision may bring a national resolution on the issue of same-sex marriage.

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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