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BCE to The Suffragettes

May 1, 1805

The U.S. state of Virginia passed a law requiring all freed slaves to leave the state, or stay and risk imprisonment or deportation.

05-01-1855 — 04-21-1924 Marie Corelli – Born in London, England to Elizabeth Mills, a servant of the Scottish poet and songwriter, Charles Mackay, her biological father. She was a British novelist. Corelli was the most published British author of the 1890s, overshadowing even Oscar Wilde. Her

Marie Corelli

 novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling. Corelli’s works were collected by Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill, and members of the British Royal Family, among others. For over forty years, she lived with her companion, Bertha Vyver in Stratford-upon-Avon. When Corelli died, her estate was left to her companion. Descriptions of the deep love between the two women by their contemporaries have indicated that their relationship may well have been romantic

05-01-1874 – 12-07-1970 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard) – Born in Rome, Italy, the youngest of three children to wealthy Americans. She was an  American painter.

She is best known for her women in androgynous or masculine dress, including her self-portrait of 1923, which is her most widely reproduced work. In 1911, Brooks became romantically involved with Ida Rubinstein, the Russian actress and dancer. Although they broke up in 1914, Brooks painted Rubinstein more often than any other subject. At the beginning of WWI, she painted The Cross of France, it was reproduced in a booklet sold to raise funds for the Red Cross.

After the war, she received the Cross of the Legion of Honor for her fundraising efforts. The longest and most important relationship she had was with Natalie Cifford Barney. It lasted for more than 50 years. Brooks died in Nice, France in 1970 at the age of 96.

She and Barney are both buried at Passy Cemetery, Paris.

05-01-1881 – 08-06-1929 Mary MacLane – Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 

raised in Butte, Montana. She was a Canadian-born American writer whose explicit memoirs paved the way of confessional style autobiographical writing. Known as the “Wild Woman of Butte,” she was a popular author for her time. She was thought of as wild and uncontrolled, a reputation she encouraged, and was openly bisexual as well as a vocal feminist. For a period of time MacLane lived with her friend Caroline M. Branson, who had been the long-time partner of Maria Louise Pool, until Pool’s death in 1898. The greatest love of MacLane’s life was American editor, poet, and patron of the arts, Harriet Monroe. MacLane died at the age of 48 in Chicago, Illinois and was soon forgotten until 1993, when her work was republished in Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Anthology.

05-01-1915 — 05-15-1962 Michael Dillon (born Laura Maud Dillon) – Born in England and raised by his two aunts in Folkestone, Kent, England.

 The first person known to have transitioned both hormonally and surgically from female to male. He was a British writer, physician, philosopher, and Buddhist. In 1946 Dillon published Self: A Study in Endocrinology and Ethics, a book about what would retrospectively be called transsexuality, a term not yet invented. described “masculine inverts” as being born with “the mental outlook and temperament of the other sex,” using Stephen Gordon in the novel The Well of Loneliness as an example. Self brought him to the attention of Roberta Cowell , who would become the first British trans woman to receive male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. Though Dillon was not yet a licensed physician, he himself performed an orchidectomy on Cowell, since British law made the operation illegal. Cowell’s vaginoplasty was later performed by pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


The movie “Citizen Kane,” directed by and starring Orson Welles, co-starring Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, and Everett Sloane, premiered in New York.


The American War Production Board commandeers all facilities for the production of jukeboxes, turning them over to the manufacture of war materials.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was honored for her book of poetry, “Annie Allen.”

05-01-1950 Marianne Huguenin – Born in Bern, Switzerland. She is a Swiss politician, a member of the Swiss Party of Labour, and was a member of the Swiss National Council.

Marianne Huguenin

She came out on October 3, 2004, saying she belonged to two minorities: that of women and women who prefer women. She also noted that it was important to her to help young people by showing them that they are not alone.

May 1, 1956

Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was made available to the public.

R&B singer Little Willie John recorded his #1 R&B hit, “Fever.” Two years later, Peggy Lee added some of her own lyrics to the original and had a Top 10 pop hit with what became her signature song.

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

 1960 – Andy Thayer (Born May 1, 1960) is an American socialist, LGBTQ rights and anti-war activist. He is co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network, one of the largest LGBTQ direction-action groups in Chicago. He is also the co-founder of Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism.Thayer founded the Gay Liberation Network in September 1998 under the original name “Chicago Anti-Bashing Network” which was changed to the Gay Liberation Network in 2004. The group is one of the largest and most-active LGBTQ direct-action groups in the area of Chicago. Thayer is openly gay and currently lives in Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood. Thayer got engaged in November 2013 and married in the summer of 2014. Thayer is also an atheist.

May 1, 1963

Lesley Gore lip-synced “It’s My Party” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

May 1, 1966

The Beatles made their final live, paid appearance in the UK when they played a 15 minute set at the NME Poll Winners concert at Empire Pool, Wembley. Also appearing were The Spencer Davis Group, The Fortunes, Herman’s HermitsRoy OrbisonCliff RichardThe Rolling StonesThe Seekers, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, The Walker Brothers, The Who and The Yardbirds. The Fab Four were not filmed because a financial agreement could not be reached.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – At the Second Congress to Unite Women in New York City, lesbian feminists stage the Lavender Menace action in protest of lesbophobia in the women’s movement and particularly in the National Organization for Women. Lavender Menace members included Karla JayMartha ShelleyRita Mae Brown, Lois Hart, Barbara LoveEllen Shumsky, Artemis March, Cynthia Funk, and Michela Griffo, and were mostly members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the National Organization for Women (NOW).

1972 – On this day John Waters’ outrageous movie Pink Flamingos opens in theaters.Written, produced, filmed, and edited by John Waters. It is part of what Waters has labelled the “Trash Trilogy”, which also includes Female Trouble (1974) and Desperate Living (1977). The film stars the countercultural drag queen Divine (the late Glen Milstead) as a criminal living under the name of Babs Johnson, “the filthiest person alive”Waters had plans for a sequel, titled Flamingos ForeverTroma Entertainment offered to finance the picture, but it was never made, as Divine refused to be involved, and in 1984, Edith Massey died.When the film was initially released, it caused a huge degree of controversy due to the wide range of “perverse” acts performed in explicit detail. It has since become one of the most notorious films ever made and is rated as #29 on the list of 50 Films to See Before You Die.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Mr Waters is confused why JK Rowling seeks dignity for women.

1974, Portugal – Gay activists march in Oporto for the first time, demanding an end to the country’s sodomy laws and a repeal of all statutes that discriminate against gays and lesbians, following the overthrow of the long installed Salazar regime.

1974 – Studio One disco opens in West Hollywood, CA.  Started in an old World War II-era bomb-sight manufacturing building, Studio One has a long history that played a big part in the lives, politics and gay rights movement. Don Kilhefner wrote: For most gay men living outside West Hollywood, it represented bigotry, racism and sexism. Scott Forbes, its owner, wanted to limit the number of gay men of color and women. His doormen used every racist excuse possible to keep black gay men out, requiring two or three pieces of photo ID from African Americans and none or one piece from white men. To limit the number of women, excuses were made up on the spot based on what they were wearing, like no open-toe shoes. Rather than being a beacon of pride, countless gay community protests were held there. For most conscious gay and lesbian people of that period, Studio One stood for racist discrimination and white male privilege.

1975 – Maine Legislators decriminalize homosexuality between consenting adults by repealing its sodomy laws. It also lowers the age of consent to 14.

 1975 – Published reports confirm that Paul Newman is having financing trouble with his attempt to bring The Front Runner,  a 1974 novel by Patricia Nell Warren, to the big screen. Newman eventually allows his option to lapse. The book is considered now to be a classic of LGBT literature.

1975 – Maine Legislators decriminalize homosexuality between consenting adults by repealing its sodomy laws. It also lowers the age of consent to 14.

1976 – Christopher Street magazine, a gay-oriented magazine published in New York City, debuts.  Known both for its serious discussion of issues within the gay community and its satire of anti-gay criticism, it was one of the two most-widely read gay-issues publications in the U.S.  Christopher Street covered politics and culture and its aim was to become a gay New Yorker.  Christopher Street printed 231 issues before closing its doors in December 1995.

1977 – Wyoming decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts. 


Elton John becomes the first Pop music star to perform in Israel. In three weeks time he’s the first Western solo pop performer to tour Russia.

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

1982 –

The journal Scientific American publishes an ad from the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists. Science News journal refuses to run the ad. 


Barry Manilow scored his first UK #1 album when “Barry Live In Britain” went to the top of the chart. The LP was recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in London in January and would go on to reach Platinum status.

1984 – Advocate Men magazine debuts.

1986 – Lesbian Ann Bancroft (born September 29, 1955) is an author, teacher, and adventurer. On this day, she becomes the first woman to reach the North Pole by dogsled. The trip, which started from Ellesmere Island, took her two months. She was also the first woman to cross both polar ice caps to reach the North and South Poles, as well as the first woman to ski across Greenland. In 1993 Bancroft led a four-woman expedition to the South Pole on skis, the first all-female expedition to cross the ice to the South Pole. In 2001, Ann and Norwegian adventurer Liv Arnesen (born June 1, 1953) became the first women to ski across Antarctica. Ann currently co-owns an exploration company, Bancroft Arnesen Explore, with Liv Arnesen. Bancroft is openly gay and in 2006, she publicly campaigned against a proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to prohibit any legal recognition of marriages or civil unions between members of the same sex.

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


George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Five Live EP’ which was recorded at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert held in April 1992, at Wembley Stadium, London.

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


Lisa Marie Presley sold her waterfront mansion in Clearwater, FL, to Kirstie Alley.

2002, Colombia – A grenade is thrown at home of gay politician Manuel Antonio Velandia.

05-01-2009 Sweden legalizes same-sex marriage.

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


Colorado civil union law went into effect at midnight. The Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder started to issue licenses at midnight. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was among those performing the ceremonies.

2013, Samoa – Samoa’s Sodomy Crimes Act goes into effect with a sentence of up to five years in prison. “Keeping a place of homosexual resort” is also a crime.


In Las Vegas, New Kids on the Block or “NKTB” rebranded band with opening acts TLC and Nelly, began their 40-city The Main Event tour with a concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – MAY 1 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-may-1-2

May 1, 2019 — Today in LGBT History – MAY 1 · 1915, UK – Laurence Michael Dillon (May 1, 1915 – May 15, 1962) was a British physician and the first trans man …

The Lavender Effect

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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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