BCE to The Suffragettes
1365, Italy – Fifteen year-old Giovanni de Giovanni is castrated and killed for having sex with other men. He is one of the youngest victims of the campaign against sodomy waged in 14th-century Florence.
05-07-1840 – 11-06-1893 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Born in Volkinsk, Russian Empire. He was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, which he bolstered
with appearances as a guest conductor later in his career in Europe and the United States. One of these appearances was at the inaugural concert of Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1891. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension in the late 1880s.
He was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. He was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III and awarded a lifetime pension. Discussion of Tchaikovsky’s personal life, especially his sexuality, has perhaps been the most extensive of any composer in the 19th century and certainly of any Russian composer of his time. It has also at times caused considerable confusion due to Soviet efforts to expunge all references to same-sex attraction and portray him as a heterosexual. Russian violinist Iosif Iosifovich Kotek (6 1855 – 4 January 1885) was probably Tchaikovsky’s lover at some point.
Tchaikovsky’s homosexuality was denied by Soviet musicologists until fairly recently, and much material still remains to be retrieved from Russian archives and published in English. His lovers included Alexey Apukhtin, Vladimir Shilovsky, Alexei Sofronov (his valet from 1872 to the end of his life), Eduard Zak, Joseph Kotek, his nephew Vladimir Davidov, and Vassily Sapelnikov. In addition, many brief affairs are recorded in his cryptographic diary; e.g., on March 22, 1889, he records that a “Negro came in to me” (to his hotel room in Paris). Tchaikovsky had a hard time with his sexuality, where as Modest, his brother who was also gay, accepted his sexuality better and had a long time boyfriend, Nikolai Hermanovich Konradi (1868-1923).
05-07-1913 – 03-07-2006 Mary Spencer Watson – Born in London,
England. She was an English sculptor. Her father was artist George Spencer Watson and her mother, Hilda, was a dancer and mime artist. In 1923, her family moved to Dunshay Manor in Dorset, which became Watson’s home for the rest of her life. Her first solo exhibition was in 1937. After WWII, Watson received several public commissions. For fifty years until her death, she was in a relationship with Margot Baynes who lived at Dunshay Manor with her children. Watson bequeathed the property to the Landmark Trust (British building conservation charity) who, after a legal argument with Margot’s daughter, Hetty Baynes, restored the Manor and began hosting public events there in April 2019. (1930 Painting of Mary Spencer Watson by her father, artist George Spencer Watson)
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The original Broadway production of the Cole Porter musical “Can Can,” starring Gwen Verdon, Hans Conreid, Lilo, and Peter Cookson, opened at New York’s Shubert Theatre for 892 performances.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
May 7, 1967
Soviet youths openly defied police and danced The Twist in Moscow’s Red Square during May Day celebrations.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
May 7, 1972
Tom Jones’ “Special London Bridge Special” on BBC television featured performances by the Carpenters and Engelbert Humperdinck and appearances by Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Jonathan Winters, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Rudolf Nureyev, Jennifer O’Neill, and Hermione Gingold.
05-07-1975 Jennifer Storm – Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her struggles with addiction is documented in her trilogy of books: Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America, Leave the Light On, and Picking Up the Pieces Without Picking Up. Storm started drinking at the age of 12 and became an alcoholic by the time she was 15. She has appeared on national talk shows. She is the current Victim Witness Advocate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Storm lives with her wife in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
1977, Canada – Ten groups attend the first Manitoba Gay Conference in Winnipeg and form the Manitoba Gay Coalition.
In New York City, David Bowie played the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.
05-07-1979 Frenchie Davis – Born in Lawndale, California. She is an African-American broadway performer and singer. She first came to public
attention on the singing competition show American Idol. Davis began performing in Rent on Broadway soon afterwards and was a member of the cast for four years. In 2012, Davis came out as bisexual. She continues to be a strong and outspoken advocate for the bisexual community, LGBTQ youth, and the LGBTQ people of colour.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Spandau Ballet were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only No.1. The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and was a hit in 20 other countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a number of songs – most notably PM Dawn’s 1991 US No.1 hit ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss’, which contains a sample of the song’s famous guitar hook.
Spandu Ballet vs Duran Duran lacked the The Beatles vs The Rollings Stones, which DD and Stones both won.
1986, Russia – A former Soviet deputy health minister tells readers of Literaturnaya Gazeta, a popular weekly newspaper, that AIDS is not a concern in the USSR because homosexuality and drug use are both illegal.
1988 – In Sacramento, California, 8,000 activists mark the National Day of Protest with the largest gay and lesbian rights rally in the state’s history.
1988 – In New York City, some 500 ACT Up activists protest the nation’s lethargic response to the AIDS crisis by blocking traffic in the financial district.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1993 – The Hawaii Supreme Court rules that the state must prove a “compelling interest” for denying same-sex partners a marriage license.
1990 – Premier of the first Washington D.C. area gay and lesbian television program called “Gay Fairfax.” The content is political. It airs for four years with a sign-off: “Remember to keep the pride alive.”
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001, China – Leslie Cheung (September 12, 1956 – April 1, 2003), a Hong Kong-born Canadian singer and actor, is credited as the parent of modern Cantonese and Mandarin pop music. He comes out as bisexual in Time Magazine. Cheung committed suicide on April 1, 2003 by jumping off the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong. A suicide note left by Cheung stated that he had been suffering from depression.
2009, Argentina – Civil Union law is approved by the city council of Rio Cuarto, Cordoba.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
05-07-2013 Delaware becomes the 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
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
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.