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LGBTQ2 her/history May 5

BCE to The Suffragettes

2400 BCE – In 1964 in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Moussa discovered the burial chambers of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, servants and royal confidants at the Palace of King Niuserre during the Fifth Dynasty of Egyptian pharaohs, and are believed to be the first same-sex couple in recorded history. They were ancient Egyptian royal servants. They shared the title of Overseer of the Manicurists in the Palace of King Nyuserre Ini, sixth pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty, reigning during the second half of the 25th century BC. They were buried together at Saqqara and are listed as “royal confidants” in their joint tomb.

1725, UK –Leendert Hasenbosch (c.1695–probably end of 1725) was a Dutch employee of the Dutch East India Company who was set ashore as a castaway on uninhabited Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean as a punishment for sodomy. He wrote a diary until his presumed death six months later. The diary is published in 1726 under the title “Sodomy Punish’d.” In 2006 the full story was published by Alex Ritsema, with the book A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725; a second, revised edition was printed in 2010.


The Billboard, a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, began weekly publication after six years as a monthly. By midyear it was calling itself “The Official Organ of the Great Out-Door Amusement World.”

05-05-1903 – 01-23-1985   James Beard – Born in Portland, Oregon. He was an American cookbook author, teacher, and television personality. Beard briefly attended Reed College in Portland, 

Oregon. In 1922, he was expelled for homosexuality. In 1976, the college granted Beard an honorary degree. He had the first TV show on cooking and championed American cuisine. Beard wrote twenty books on cooking. In 1955, he established The James Beard Cooking School and taught for the next thirty years. According to Beard’s memoir, “By the time I was seven, I knew I was gay. I think it’s time to talk about that now.” Beard died of heart failure at the age of 81. After his death, Julie Child wanted to preserve his home in New York City. Peter Kump, a former student, spearheaded efforts to purchase the house and created the James Beard Foundation. Located at 167 West 12th St., Greenwich Village, New York, it’s North America’s only historic culinary center. (Photo – 1981 in Manhattan)

1911 – Albert Cashier’s (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) doctor discovers that Albert is female during a broken leg repair. The doctor keeps the Civil War veteran’s secret. Albert is moved on this day to the Soldier and Sailors Home in Quincy, Illinois, and lives there as a man. In 1913, he’s moved to the Watertown State Hospital for the Insane. Nurses there discover he is female-bodied while giving him a bath after which he was forced to wear a dress. Born Jennie Irene Hodgers, Cashier was an Irish-born immigrant who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Cashier adopted the identity of a man before enlisting and maintained it for most of the remainder of his life. She became famous as one of a number of women soldiers who served as men during the Civil War, although the consistent and long-term commitment to the male identity has prompted some contemporary scholars to suggest that Cashier was a trans man.

LGBTQ2 Nina Blogger Notes: Or just really wanting to avoid being regulated and delegated woman. the danger of historical review through modern lens, especially based in diagnostic manual understanding.

1913 – Tyrone Power (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film, stage and radio actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of ZorroBlood and SandThe Black SwanPrince of FoxesWitness For The ProsecutionThe Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power’s own favorite film among those that he starred in was Nightmare Alley. Though largely a matinee idol in the 1930s and early 1940s and known for his striking looks, Power starred in films in a number of genres, from drama to light comedy. In the 1950s he began placing limits on the number of films he would make in order to devote more time for theater productions. He received his biggest accolades as a stage actor in John Brown’s Body and Mister Roberts. Power died from a heart attack at the age of 44. Power led a busy bisexual life in Hollywood and kept the studio busy keeping his name out of the papers. He had a huge gay following and was involved with several men over the years, among them composer Lorenz Hart (May 2, 1895 – November 22, 1943) and actor Cesar Romero  (February 15, 1907 – January 1, 1994). Tyrone Power is one of the top 100 box-office moneymakers of all time

05-05-1921 – 08-27-2008 Del Martin (born Dorothy Louise Tallaferro) – Born in San Francisco, California. She and Phyllis Lyon were an American lesbian couple that were feminists and gay-rights activists. Martin and Lyon met in 1950, became lovers in 1952, and moved in together on Valentine’s Day 1953 in an apartment on Castro St. in San Francisco. They had been together for three years when they founded the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) in  1955, which became the first social and political organization for lesbians in the United States.

Del Martin

They also published DOB magazine The Ladder. They remained involved with the DOB until they joined the National Organization for Women (NOW) and were the first open lesbian couple to do so. In 1995 they were named delegates to the White House Conference on Aging, Martin by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Lyon by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. They were married in San Francisco on June 16, 2008. Martin died from complication of an arm bone fracture. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ordered that the flags at City Hall be flown at half-staff in her honor.

In Mass Culture and Science:


John Scopes, a Tennessee biology teacher, was arrested for violating the state’s Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution in state schools. He was tried in a case known as the Scopes Monkey Trial which ended with a guilty verdict and Scopes was fined $100. On appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court, in a 3-1 decision, the Butler Act was held to be constitutional, but overturned Scopes’ conviction on a technicality. The Butler Act remained until 1967 when it was repealed by the Tennessee legislature.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


The musical Damn Yankees opened in New York City. It ran for 1,019 performance

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


The soundtrack to West Side Story went to No.1 on the US album chart. It went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the No.1 position.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The original concept was all teen idols in the gangs, with Elvis as lead. Elvis asked for Natalie Wood to be cast, and then made Blue Hawaii with Joan Blackman instead. West Side Story beat Blue Hawaii for a Grammy.

May 5, 1965

ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” featured performances by the Isley Brothers, Glen Campbell, Sonny & Cher, the Chambers Brothers, Ray Peterson, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Boyd, all participating in a “Tribute to Elvis” episode.

Opening medley (song excerpts):
1. Joey Cooper – “Blue Suede Shoes.”
2. The Blossoms – “Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do.”
3. Glen Campbell – “Big Hunk O’ Love.”
4. The Wellingtons – “I Need Your Love Tonight.”
5. Sonny & Cher – “I Got Stung.”
6. The Isley Brothers – “Hard Headed Woman” (end of medley).

Other songs (not in broadcast order):
–Chambers Brothers – “Jailhouse Rock.”
–Sonny and Cher – “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear,” “All Shook Up” and “Treat Me Nice.”
–Cher – “Wooden Heart.”
–Isley Brothers – “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck.”
–Glen Campbell – “Trouble” & “Surrender.”
–Ray Peterson – “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “It’s Now or Never” and “Heartbreak Hotel.”
–Linda Gail Lewis – “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Crying in the Chapel.”
–Jimmy Boyd – “Hot Dog” and “Poor Boy.”
–The Blossoms – “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” and “Shake Rattle & Roll.”
–The Shindogs – “King Creole.”
–Delaney Bramlett – “That’s Alright Mama.”
–Joey Cooper – “Mean Woman Blues” and “Crawfish.”
–Willy Nelson – “Hound Dog” (not “Willie Nelson,” the country singer).
–The Wellingtons – “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck.”
–Maria Ghava (Shindig dancer) sings “Hey Memphis.”
–The Shindig dancers – “Party.”
Finale: Joey Cooper – “Blue Suede Shoes” (with closing credits).

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

05-05-1970 Kyan Douglas – Born in Miami, Florida. He was the grooming expert on the show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. In 

Kyan Douglas

2004 he published Beautiful, his own book on grooming for women, and became a spokesman and product advisor for L’Oreal. In 2009 he became the host of TLC’s Ten Years

Younger, its fourth season.

May 5, 1973

David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when ‘Aladdin Sane’ started a five-week run at the top, featuring the single ‘Drive In Saturday’. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”.

1974 – The Community Homophile Association of Newfoundland (CHAN) is formed becoming the first gay organization in province. 


28 year old Suzi Quatro reached #5 on the Hot 100 with a duet with Chris Norman called “Stumblin’ In”. It would be the only time she cracked the US Top 40.

Canada – In Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Division of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at their annual convention supports legislation banning discrimination on basis of sexual orientation.

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

1981 – Charlotte, N.C., Boys Choir accompanist John George is forced to resign his position after appearing on local news channel WPCQ for speaking out on a news special called “Charlotte’s Closet: Charlotte’s Gays.”


Top of the Pops has it; 1,000th  broadcast on BBC-TV. The weekly version of the show ran from January 1st, 1964 to July 30th, 2006.


USA Pop Charts #10 Culture Club tumbled with “Miss Me Blind”.

05-05-1984   Johanna Hedva – Born in Santa Barbara, California. She is a 

genderqueer Korean-American artist, writer, and musician. The author of Sick Woman Theory, she talks about her dealing with a chronic disease. Her dystopian novel, On Hell, was published on February 14, 2018, by Sator Press.


Cleveland, Ohio was named as the site for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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


USA LP Charts:  

 Sinead O’Connor was #1 with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 was #2.
Paula Abdul with Forever Your Girl #5
Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time coming in at #6,
Heart Brigade #8

and the debut from Alannah Myles at #10.

Song charts: “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic)” by Sinead O’ Connor held on to #1 for a third week.  Madonna moved from 12 to 4 with “Vogue”.  Heart was up to 5 with “All I Wanna’ Do Is Make Love To You”. #6 Jane Child and “Don’t Wanna’ Fall In Love”, #8  Lisa Stansfield dropped with “All Around The World”, and Janet Jackson moved from 17 to 10 with “Alright”.

The John Lennon tribute concert was held at the Pier Head Arena in Merseyside, featuring Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, Joe Cocker, The Christians, Kylie Minogue, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Deacon Blue, Lou Reed, Joe Walsh and Wet Wet Wet.

1993 – The Hawaii Supreme Court rules that denying marriage to same-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause of the state Constitution and  potentially sex discrimination.

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


05-05-2006 Muxes – Authentic, Intrepid Seekers of Danger – A Documentary directed by Alejandra Islas about the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico. A lively and surprising portrait of a group of homosexuals, who defend their sexual diversity while preserving their identity as Zapotec Indians in the “queer paradise” of Juchitan, Mexico. Winner of the Audience Award at the Morelia International Film Festival, MUXES (pronounced ‘mooshays’) examines transgressive boundary-pushing within an indigenous culture that has historically embraced this “third” gender. The following was written by Bruce “Panco” Land, “On the sun-baked Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico lies the town of Juchitan, whose population of indigenous Zapotecs have for centuries warded off numerous invasions to preserve their identity. Today, Juchitan has an additional, more notorious, identity, as a ‘queer paradise’ famous for its Muxes, effeminate homosexual men whose socially defined role within the Zapotec culture pre-dates the advent of gay liberation. In this society, Muxes have traditionally filled the roles of sewing, cooking, and preparation for celebrations.”


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


Sonny and Cher‘s only child, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, appeared in a Santa Monica, California court where a judge signed off on an official gender and name change. The judge ruled that the gender reassignment is complete and that Chastity will now be a man known as Chaz Bono.

2011, Brazil – Supreme Federal Court votes 10-0 for civil unions with the same 112 legal rights as married couples.


Patricio “El Cacahuate” Manuel, a Southern California fighter, became the first pro boxer to fight as a man after having fought as a woman. transition in 2013 and had surgery in 2014.  a highly decorated amateur female boxer Patricia Manuel who fought at the U.S. women’s Olympic Trials boxing in 2012, but was sidelined by an injury.

Arsenio Hall files a $5 million defamation suit against Sinead O’Connor after the singer posts a message on Facebook suggesting the comedian was the recently deceased Prince‘s drug dealer. O’Connor responds to the suit: “I’m more amused than I’ve ever dreamed a person could be and look forward very much to how hilarious it will be watching him trying to prove me wrong.”

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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