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LGBTQ2 her/history May 10

BCE to The Suffragettes

320 BC, Greece – Theocritus is born in Syracuse. He developed the verse form known as the pastoral, a stylized and artful form usually about shepherds or cowherds who sing of love and friendship. They were highly homoerotic.



According to a July 13, 1888 article in Springfield Daily Republic of Springfield, Ohio, ” A white man named Chesser was arrested for disorderly conduct Monday at the Houston of a colored man named George Burton.” At Chesser’s trial, it came to light that he was married to Burton. Sadly, upon this discover, both were lodged in jail on the charge of sodomy. Their marriage is thought to be the first official records of where one man was duly married and living with another.

05-10-1904 – 04-26-1995 Frieda Belinfante – Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She was a Dutch cellist, conductor, a prominent lesbian, and a member of the Dutch Resistance during WWII. In 1937, she was artistic director and conductor of a chamber orchestra and in 1939, 

she was awarded first prized over 12 professional male conductors by German conductor, Hermann Scherchen. The Nazi occupation interrupted Belinfante’s musical career, which she did not resume until after the war. During the war, she joined the Dutch Resistance Council, led by openly gay artist, Willem Arondeus. She personally forged documents for Jews and together with Arondeus and others, blew up the populations registry in Amsterdam on March 27, 1943, which destroyed thousands of files and hindered Nazi attempts to compare forged documents with documents in the registry. Belinfante was forced into hiding and disguised herself as a man to escape the Gestapo. Many of the resistance were arrested, including Arondeus, and were executed. The resistance helped her cross the border to Belgium and France, where the French Underground helped her get to Switzerland by crossing the Alps by foot. She returned to the Netherlands after the war. In 1947, she emigrated to the U.S., settling in 

Laguna Beach, California and joining the music faculty of UCLA in 1949. In 1954, she became the founding artistic director and conductor of the Orange County Philharmonic Society. Her involvement with the Orange County Philharmonic came to an abrupt end in 1962 when it was discovered that she was romantically involved with a woman. She then established a private studio in Laguna Beach where she taught numerous musicians and for more than 20 years, she acted as a booking agent and artistic advisor to the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Society. In 1987, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the City of Laguna Beach both declared February 19 “Frieda Belinfante Day”, honoring her many musical contributions to the area. Belinfante firmly believed that “all human conflict could be resolved peacefully and that great art, music, in particular, was a tool that could help achieve that end.” She died in 1995 from cancer.

05-10-1906 – 01-25-1963   Betty Knox – Born in Salina, Kansas. She was an American vaudeville dancer and journalist.

 As a teenager, she eloped with her boyfriend, Donald Knox. She did have a daughter, but the marriage (if there was one) was short lived. In 1928, she joined a vaudeville act that became known as Wilson, Keppel and Betty. The trio moved to the UK in 1932 and début at the London Palladium. When she retired from dancing, she became a journalist for the London Evening Standard and was a war correspondent in Normandy and a reporter at the Nuremberg trials. Knox had a thrice-weekly column. Her first column featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck, who was a war correspondent with the US Navy.

She was supposed to cover the war from a woman’s point of view but often bent the rules, hitching a ride with the French Resistance to go Nazi hunting. During this time she worked closely with fellow was correspondent Erika Mann (daughter of Thomas Mann) with whom she became romantically involved. After the war, Knox stayed in Germany reporting from the Nuremberg trials. She spent her final years with her mother and daughter in Düsseldorf, Germany, dying in 1963 from emphysema and pulmonary trouble. 


J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he remained until his death in 1972.


 Germany’s Institute of Sex Research’s library archives are publicly hauled out and burned in the streets. There were many other books burnings throughout Germany on this day as well. Student groups at universities across Germany carried out a series of book burnings of works that the students and leading Nazi party members associated with an “un-German spirit.” The largest of these book bonfires occurred in Berlin, where an estimated 40,000 people gathered to hear a speech by the propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, in which he pronounced that “Jewish intellectualism is dead” and endorsed the students’ “right to clean up the debris of the past.”

Magnus Hirschfeld | Holocaust Encyclopedia

First Books, Then People

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-10-1951 Steve Gunderson – Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 3rd district from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1997. In 1994, Gunderson was 

Steve Gunderson

outed as gay on the House floor by conservative Bob Dornan (R-CA) during a debate over federal funding for gay-friendly curricula., making him one of the first openly gay members of Congress and the first openly gay Republican representative. In 1996, Gunderson was the only Republican in Congress to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act, and he has been a vocal supporter of gay rights causes since leaving Congress.


Arthur “Art” J. Feltman – Born in Paterson, New Jersey. 

Arthur J. Feltman

Feltman was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 6th district from January 1997 to January 2009. He is openly gay.

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

05-10-1960 – 06-22-2020   Angela Madsen – Born in Xenia, Ohio. She joined the Marine Corps and, at 6’1”, became a member of the women’s Marine Corps basketball team.

In 1980, she fell on the court and another player stepped on her back, rupturing two discs in her spine. Errors in her back surgery left her permanently disabled. Madsen turned her life around when she was introduced to wheelchair basketball. Her basketball sponsor invited her to a learn-to-row event in Dana Point, California. She came out as gay in 1981, while in the US military. Madsen met her wife, Debra, in 2006. In 2007, she became the first woman with a disability to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Madsen wrote an autobiography, Rowing Against the Wind, published in 2014.

In 2015, she was a grand marshal for the Long Beach Pride Parade. She held six Guinness World Records and was working toward another (as the oldest woman and first paraplegic to row across the Pacific alone) at the time of her death. Madsen was found dead nearly halfway into her solo row from Los Angeles to Honolulu on June 22, 2020. The journey was being filmed by Soraya Simi. Madsen was a voice for disability rights and an LGBT activist. (Bottom photo of Angela Madsen with her wife, Debra Bogan Madsen)


Dusty Springfield makes her TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, singing “I Only Want To Be With You”. Gerry And The Pacemakers and Bobby Rydell also appear on the program.


Janis Joplin was invited to San Francisco by her friend Chet Helms.  Helms wanted her to  audition for a group he was managing–Big Brother and the Holding Company.

05-10-1967 Scott A. Brison – Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Brison is a Canadian businessman, investment banker, and politician.

Scott A. Brison

Brison came out as gay in 2002, saying that he is “not a gay politician, but a politician who happens to be gay.” He became the fourth sitting Member of Parliament to do so after Svend Robinson, Réal Ménard, and Libby Davies. As well, he was the first openly MP to sit as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. He and his partner, Maxime Saint-Pierre were married on August 18, 2007.

May 10, 1969

Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band played Cobo Hall in Detroit, with Country Joe & the Fish and Teegarden & Van Winkle as the opening acts.

The Soundtrack to “Hair” by the Original Cast was #1 on the Album chart for a third week,

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970, David Bowie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song ‘Space Oddity’ which he performed that night accompanied by the Les Reed Orchestra. The event was transmitted live via satellite to venues in America, France, Spain, Australia, Holland and Venezuela. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.


In Japan, Sony introduced the Betamax videocassette recorder.

on the USA LP Charts, Have You Never Been Mellow from Olivia Newton-John was #4, #6 Soundtrack to “Funny Lady”, the Soundtrack to “Tommy” at #7,

05-10-1977 Denise Ho (also known as HOCC) – Born in Hong Kong and educated in Canada. She emigrated with her family to Montreal, Quebec at 

Denise Ho

the age of eleven. She is the first mainstream female singer in Hong Kong to come out of the closet. She announced her sexual orientation on stage at the “Dare To Love” event at the Hong Kong Pride Parade, 2012. In 2014, Ho became a columnist for Apple Daily and was recognized for her activism for equal LGBT rights in Hong Kong. She has been a high-profile supporter of the 2014 Hong Kong protests, and a protester herself.

05-10-1978 Todd Gloria – Born in San Diego, California. He is an American politician. Elected official in San Diego, California. He served as the interim Mayor of San Diego after the resignation of Bob Filner in August 2013. His 

Todd Gloria

term as interim mayor concluded on March 3, 2014, when mayor-elect Kevin Falconer was sworn in. When Gloria became interim mayor, it made San Diego the second largest city in the United States (after Houston) to have an openly gay mayor. Gloria is also a former chairman of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. On April 7, 2015, Gloria announced that he will run in 2016 for the California State Assembly seat held by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, who will be termed out. He was easily elected on November 8, 2016.

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


All girl group The Go-Go’s announced they were breaking up. The members went on to enjoy solo success, (Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin) and the group reformed in the late 90s.


Falco was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rock Me Amadeus.’ Falco became the first-ever Austrian act to score a UK and US No.1 hit single and the first German speaking artist to achieve a No.1 on the US charts. Falco died of severe injuries received on 6 February 1998, when his Mitsubishi Pajero collided with a bus in the Dominican Republic. It was later determined that the bus driver was speeding, for which the driver served three years in prison. His estate claims he has sold 20 million albums and 15 million singles, which makes him the best selling Austrian singer of all time.

The Pet Shop Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘West End Girls’, the duo’s first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

 Whitney Houston was #3 with “Greatest Love Of All”

90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation

1990, UK – OutRage!, the British LGBTQ  rights group, is formed by a broad based group of queers committed to radical, non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. OutRage! was an all-volunteer, non-hierarchical grassroots, democratic movement, with no officers, leaders or paid staff. Weekly meetings were open to any LGBT person to attend, speak and vote. It was funded entirely by donations from activists and supporters. It lasted for 21 years, disbanding in 2011.

05-10-1991   Shaun Ross – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. He is an 

American model, actor, and dancer. Ross is the first male albino professional model. His modeling includes fashion publications British GQ,Vogue, and Another Man. He has also modeled for Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. Ross is of African-American descent and dealt with a lot of discrimination as well as being frequently bullied by his peers. He was called names such as “Powder,” “White-Out,” and “Casper.” At the age of 16, he was discovered on YouTube and entered the fashion industry. He considers himself pansexual and is an advocate for LGBT rights. He has funded the campaign, Free to Be Me, in which people from the LGBT community are not afraid to be themselves. (Photograph Manfred Werner/Tsui CC by 3.0 Life Ball 2014)


Eight months after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the documentary “Madonna: Truth or Dare” opened in North American theaters. chronicling the life Madonna during her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, premiered in Los Angeles.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina recalls: Madonna was dating Sandra Bernhardt during the documentary.


Barbra Streisand began her first concert tour in almost 30 years.

Serial killer John Gacy, is executed for the murders of 33 young men and boys

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


#1 Billboard Album: Madonna‘s American Life

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

05-10-2014 The NFL St. Louis Rams drafted the first openly gay player, Michael Sam. The Rams cut him at the end of training camp.

Michale Sam


Today in LGBT History: May 10th – the Montrose Center › today-in-lgbt-history…

May 10, 2016 — Records were examined that found that on May 10th James Chesser procured a license to marry George Ann Holly, also known as George Burton, …


A publication called Business Insider Singapore named the 1,000 most wealthy people in Britain. The richest musicians were led by Paul McCartney, followed by the band U2, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richrds, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other rockers in the Top 20 included Sting, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Roger Waters, as well as Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

Queer Canadian History Timeline – Pre-Colonization to Present › uploads › 2020/09 › Ca…

(2018, May 10). ​Canadian Queer History Presentation.​ The Canadian. Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Ottawa, ON. 2. Armstrong, J.


The #FreeBritney movement gains traction as supporters gather outside the Los Angeles courthouse where Britney Spears speaks to a judge about her conservatorship. Spears has been under the conservatorship, a legal maneuver typically used to protect the elderly or mentally incompetent, since 2008, with her father, Jamie Spears, conservator.

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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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