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LGBTQ2 her/history May 9

BCE to The Suffragettes

1726, UK – Gabriel Lawrence, William Griffin, and Thomas Wright are hanged at Tyburn following a raid on Margret Clap’s molly house. A molly house in 18th century England was a tavern or private room where men could meet other men with shared interests such as cross-dressing or potential sex partners.

1860, Scotland – James M. Barrie (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937), the creator of Peter Pan, was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland. Married, he never consummated the union and preferred to spend his time with a group of young boys. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them.

May 9, 1887

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show began the first of its eight tours of Europe.


05-09-1914 – 12-16-1948 Denham Fouts – Born in Jacksonville, Florida. He was an American male prostitute, socialite, and literary muse. He was the inspiration for characters by Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Christopher 

Denham Fouts

Isherwood, and Gavin Lambert. Capote considered him the “Best-Kept Boy in the World.” Fouts was allegedly the lover of numerous notable figures, including Prince Paul of Greece (later King), and French actor Jean Marais. Another of his lovers was Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar. Fouts died in 1948, in Rome, at the age of 34 of a “hypoplastic aorta and hypertrophy of left ventricle (heart disease).”

05-09-1934   Alan Bennett – Born in Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He is an English actor, author, playwright, and screenwriter. His play, The History Boys, won three Laurence Olivier Awards in 2005, and in 2006, the play won six Tony Awards on Broadway, including best play. A film version of The History Boys was released in the UK in 2008. Bennett ’s life-partner is Rupert Thomas, the editor of The World of Interiors magazine. Bennett also had a long-term relationship with his former housekeeper, Anne Davies, until her death in 2009. In the autobiographical sketches which form a large part of the book, Bennett wrote openly for the first time about his bisexuality. Previously Bennett had referred to questions about his sexuality as like asking a man who has just crawled across the Sahara desert to choose between Perrier or Malvern mineral water.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-09-1943 – 05-10-2000 Kiyoshi Kuromiya – Born in Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. He was a Japanese-American author and civil and social justice advocate. He was a committed civil right and anti-war activist and was also one of the founders of Gay Liberation Front – Philadelphia. Kuromiya served as an openly gay delegate to the Black Panther Convention (1969) that endorsed the gay liberation struggle.

Kiyoshi Kuromiya

From 1978 to 1983, he traveled worldwide with Buckminster Fuller and collaborated on his last 6 books. Kuromiya was also an assistant of Martin Luther King Jr. and took care of King’s children immediately following his assassination. He was involved in all aspects of the AIDS movement. He is best known as the founder of the Critical Path Project, which brought the strategies and theories of his associate/mentor Buckminster Fuller to the struggle against AIDS. The CRITICAL PATH newsletter, one of the earliest and most comprehensive sources of HIV treatment information, was mailed to thousands of people living with HIV all over the world. Kuromiya was the leading plaintiff in the Supreme Court case, Kuromiya vs. The United States of America, calling for the legalization of marijuana for medical uses (1999). He died due to complications from AIDS.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

May 9, 1960

The U.S. became the first country to use the oral birth control pill legally.

May 9, 1961

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow criticized current television as being a “vast wasteland.”

May 9, 1962

Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin who signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was the Beatles’ first recording contract.


“Hello, Dolly!” by Louis Armstrong ended the Beatles’ 14-week monopoly at #1. The Beatles were still second with “Do You Want to Know A Secret” while the Beatles’ former #1–“Can’t Buy Me Love”, was fifth.

The Beatles’ Second Album continued to top the chart with Meet the Beatles! coming in second.  Hello, Dolly! remained at #3 on the LP Charts

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – 

In Washington, DC, nearly 100,000 Vietnam War protesters staged a demonstration in front of the White House.


May 9, 1971

Backstage at Caesar’s Palace, or in Tom Jones’ suite in Las Vegas with Merv Griffin, Tom Jones and Norm Crosby on the evening of Sunday May 9, 1971

Merv Griffin was closeted during his career

1972 , Canada – The first issue of The Other Woman is produced in Toronto. It is a combination of several feminist newspapers with input is from lesbian feminists. 

1977, Canada – In Ottawa, Private Barbara Thornborrow is confronted by officials in the Canadian Armed Forces about her lesbianism. She decides to go public and fight before she is fired. She later challenged the decision, becoming the first person who was discharged based on their sexual orientation to do so publicly. In honor of her role as a significant builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada, a portrait of Thornborrow by artist Barbara Augustine is held by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in its National Portrait Collection.[


The original Broadway production of the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Nell Carter, André De Shields, and Charlaine Woodard, opened at New York’s Longacre Theatre for 1604 performances.

05-09-1978   Daniel Franzese – Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. He is an American actor, comedian, and LGBT activist. After coming out as 

gay in 2014, Franzese became active in the fight for civil and human rights in the LGBTQ community. In 2015 he became an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. He is also an ambassador for Lambda Legal, which is dedicated to decreasing the stigma associated with people with AIDS.  

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

05-09-1980 Kate Richardson-Walsh – Born in Withington, Manchester, United Kingdom.

She is an English field hockey player and captain of her team. Kate has twice been the winner of the Hockey Writers Club UK Player of the Year. In 2003, she married teammate Helen Richardson and both adopted the surname Richardson-Walsh. In 2016, the British women’s field hockey teams won gold at the Olympics and because both women were on the team, it made them the first same-sex couple to win Olympic medals. Kate was also one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Adam and the Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stand And Deliver.’ The song enjoyed a five-week run at No.1.


Called “9 to 5” in Europe, Dolly Parton sued Sheena Easton for the song title in the US,  thus “Morning Train” by Sheena Easton remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


Nudie Cohn, who designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits and other elaborate outfits for some of the most famous celebrities of his era, died at the age of 81.

Stars Who Rocked The Nudie Suit | Billboard

Nudie Cohn: Rhinestone cowboy tailor reinvented rodeo – CNN

The Story of Elvis Presley’s Gold Lamé Suit – Elvis History Blog

A Touch Of Gold Lamé (Elvis and Nudie Cohn) | Elvis – Echoes Of The Past


 USA Song charts: Jody Watley was #2 with “Looking For A New Love”, #4 “La Isla Bonita” from Madonna and Aretha Franklin & George Michael slid to #10 with “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”.

Human Rights – Official Jody Watley WebsiteOfficial Jody Watley

LP Charts:  Licensed To Ill by the Beastie Boys was at 2; Sign ‘O’ the Times by Prince at #6, Trio from Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris at #7, 


Several US department stores refuse to stock the newly released Prince album “Lovesexy” because of its cover photo, which features a nude picture of him.

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


Irish singer Sinead O’Connor refuses to perform on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live after shock comedian Andrew Dice Clay is named as host.

Two years later, O’Connor would do some shocking of her own when she ripped up a picture of the Pope on the same show, sending her career into ruins.


1995:  Elton John won the Polar Music Prize in Sweden.


The Soundtrack to “Titanic” was #1 on the Album chart for the 16th week in a row while Let’s Talk About Love by Celine Dion was #4

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


 Anne Murray received an honorary degree from University of Prince Edward Island in Canada.

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


Cyndi Lauper is the ninth contestant booted off Season 9 of The Celebrity Apprentice


Actress (Glen or Glenda)/songwriter (Rock-A-Hula Baby) Dolores Fuller died at age 88.

Interview with Dolores Fuller | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

Elvis Songwriter, Dolores Fuller has passed away | Elvis Articles

For Elvis CD Collectors • Ed Wood – Elvis Connection: Dolores Fuller

Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood Star and Elvis Songwriter, Dead at 88


USA- In an ABC interview, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support the freedom for LGBT couples to marry. It marks a reversal from his 2008 campaign when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative. His announcement came one day after voters in North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage as well as civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

Argentina – Gender Identity Law 26,743 is approved. Transgender people may register by their chosen name and gender identity.


The RIAA starts counting streaming toward its Gold and Platinum awards, with 1,500 album streams equal to one album sale (a “unit”), and 150 song streams counting for one song sale.

Cher‘s mother, 86-year-old Georgia Holt, made her Billboard chart debut when her LP “Honky Tonk Woman” entered the Heatseekers Albums Chart at #13 and the Top Country Albums Chart at #43.

David Bowie’s latest video, which starred Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content. “The Next Day” featured heavy religious imagery, including Cotillard bleeding from stigmata marks. The video sees Bowie performing in a basement bar, surrounded by religious figures, while Oldman, dressed as a priest, punches a beggar before dancing with a prostitute, played by Oscar-winner Cotillard. YouTube admitted making the “wrong call” in removing the video, and reinstated it with an adult content warning.



Harry Styles channels Elvis Presley during performance of his single Sign of the Times ahead of album release

Harry Styles channels Elvis Presley during performance of his single Sign of the Times ahead of album release


Little Richard  of bone cancer at the age of 87. Over the course of his legendary career he recorded some of America’s most recognizable songs, including “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Placing just nine songs in the Billboard Top 40 between 1956 and 1958, he nonetheless influenced dozens of prominent musicians and set the standard for showmanship with his pompadour hairdo, over the top makeup, and glass-beaded shirts. A pioneer of rock n roll, Little Richard was torn between rock and religion and was closet gay for his active career.

Little Richard interview: ‘If I had been white, there never would …–May 9, 2020

Little Richard interview: ‘If I had been white, there never would have been an Elvis Presley‘. In this interview from 1999, the late rock’n’roll star …

Little Richard, ‘Queen of Rock’n’roll’, dies at 87
In-Depth–The Times–May 9, 2020

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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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