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LGBTQ2 Her/History May 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

1739 & 1755, UK – Eleanor Butler (11 May 1739 – 2 June 1829) and Sarah Ponsonby (May 11, 1755 –December 9, 1831)celebrated joint birthdays and shared their lives for a half century. The “Ladies of Llangollen” were two upper-class Irish women whose relationship during the late 18th and early 19th century scandalized and fascinated their contemporaries.The subject of several excellent books, they seem to have impressed their neighbors as well as London high society. Eleanorwas a member of the Butlers, the Earls (and later Dukes) of Ormond. Considered an over-educated bookworm by her family, she resided at the Butler family seat Kilkenny Castle. She was educated in a convent in France. Her mother tried to make her join a convent because she was remaining a spinster. Sarah lived with relatives in WoodstockCounty Kilkenny, Ireland. She was a second cousin of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and thus a second cousin once removed of his daughter Lady Caroline Lamb. Eleanor’s and Sarah’s families lived two miles apart. They met in 1768 and quickly became close. Over the years they formulated a plan for a private rural retreat. Butler and Ponsonby lived together for over 50 years. Eleanor Butler died in 1829 at the age of 90. Sarah Ponsonby died two years later. They are buried together at St Collen’s Church in Llangollen.

05-11-1866 – 08-02-1962 Clare ‘Tony’ Atwood – Born in Richmond, United Kingdom. She was a British painter of portraits, still life, landscapes, interiors, and decorative flower 

subjects. Atwood lived in a ménage à trois with the dramatist Christabel Marshall and the actress, theatre director, and producer, Edith Craig from 1916 until Craig’s death in 1947. The three of them were friends with many artists and writers including lesbian novelist Radclyffe Hall. In 1920, she was commissioned for four paintings by the British Imperial War Museum. Atwood died of heart failure in 1962 and is buried alongside Marshall at St. John the Baptist’s Church, Small Hythe, Kent, England. Photo is of Edith Craig (left), Clare Atwood (middle), and Christabel Marshall  (right) at Smallhythe Place, the home of Victorian actress Ellen Terry.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the brainchild of Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), was founded.

1933 – Mychal Judge (May 11, 1933 – September 11, 2001) is born. Father Judge was a self-identified gay man though celibate due to Catholic restrictions for priests. A long-term supporter of Dignity (a Catholic LGBT activist organization advocating for change in the Catholic Church’s policies/teachings on homosexuality), he was well known and beloved in New York City. He considered himself an “agent of change in both church and society”. He died while administering last rites to a fallen firefighter at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In 2002, the United States Congress passed The Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers Benefit Act into law. The law extended federal death benefits to chaplains of police and fire departments, and also marked the first time the federal government extended equal benefits for same-sex couples by allowing the domestic partners of public safety officers killed in the line of duty to collect a federal death benefit. This act was signed into law on June 24, 2002, but was retroactive only to September 11, 2001.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-11-1942 Pam St. Clement – Born in Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, England. She 

is an English actress, best known for playing Pat Butcher in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders from 1986 until 2012, becoming one of the program’s longest-serving cast members. She is openly bisexual. St. Clement is also an animal lover and a conservationist. She supports several charities, including the Global Wildlife Fund.

05-11-1949 When Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) six of his poems on lesbianism were removed by the French government. He, his publisher, and the printer were successfully prosecuted for creating an offense against public morals. On this day, Baudelaire was vindicated, the judgment reversed, and the six banned poems were reinstated in France.

05-11-1945 – 06-13-1993 Rand Schrader – Born in Los Angeles, California. Schrader was an AIDS and gay rights activist. He was also one of the first openly gay judges in California. Appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal 

Rand Schrader

Court in 1980 by Governor Jerry Brown. Shortly before his death, in May 1993, the 5P21 HIV/AIDS clinic at Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center was named in honor of Rand Schrader. Schrader had previously advocated for the establishment of the clinic. Schrader’s long-time partner was entrepreneur David Bonnet, they had been together for 10 years at the time of Schrader’s death. Schrader died of AIDS.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


Jailhouse Rock pre-production with Elvis Presley – who visited Russ Tamblyn, the star of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and a friend of Nick Adams.

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


While she was singing at a hotel in Manhattan, New York, she was heard by Quincy Jones.  Quincy got her a recording contract and on this date, Lesley Gore debuted on the chart with her first single.  It went on to reach #1, one of 19 hits in her career.

05-11-1964 Billy Beane – Born in Orlando, Florida. Beane is a former Major League Baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1987-1989), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989), and San 

Billy Beane

Diego Padres (1993-1995), as well as the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball (professional league in Japan) in 1992. He came out as gay in 1999. He was the second major league baseball player to come out. Bean was appointed MLB’s first “Ambassador for Inclusion” on July 15, 2014. He is also a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation.

05-11-1968 Eliad Cohen – Born in Acre, Israel. Cohen is an Israeli producer, actor, and model, entrepreneur, and event promoter. Cohen is the co-founder of Gay-ville, a gay-friendly vacation rental service headquartered in Tel Aviv. He 

Eliad Cohen

became a prominent Israeli gay personality after being chosen as the cover model of the Spartacus International Gay Guide for the 2011-2012 issue, which led to various magazine covers around the world. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors for 2013. Cohen is openly gay, after coming out to his parents when he was twenty years old.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


David Bowie played at Assembly Hall, Worthing, England.


 Queen concluded their News of the World tour with three sold-out shows at Wembley Arena in London.

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

1982: Voters in Lincoln, Nebraska, go to the polls to decide whether or not to accept a proposed gay rights ordinance for the city. Leading the fight against the initiative is local psychologist Paul Cameron who has asserted, among other things, that gay and lesbian teachers are forty-three times more likely to molest a child than are heterosexuals. Among his other statements:

  • “Most murderers commit a crime and are punished, but gays are promiscuous and do bad deeds constantly, and as such, are worse than murderers.”
  • “We practice the Christian faith in our family and if my son was gay, it would be one fore most horrible rings that could happen. If it had happened, my son would be disowned.”

The ordinance goes down in defeat, 78 percent to 22 percent, and Cameron — soon to be disbarred for unethical conduct from the American Psychological Association and placed under investigation by the American Sociological Association for “falsifying and distorting” scientific studies on homosexuality — launches a new career for himself as an expert witness as head of the antigay Family Research Institute (which has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

1984: The United Methodist Church votes to ban the ordination and appointment of avowed homosexuals as ministers.


Whitney Houston charted solo for the first time on the pop charts with “You Give Good Love,” reaching #3 and becoming her first of eight R&B #1s. Whitney is the daughter of Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick.

 Madonna’s fourth Top 10 in a row became her second #1–“Crazy For You”. 

#8 Wham scored another Top 10 with “Everything She Wants” and Tears for Fears exploded into the Top 10 with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”.


The UK indie chart had The Smiths at number one on with “Sheila Take A Bow,” number two, The Cult, “Lil’ Devil. The CD chart, David Bowie a the top spot with Never Let Me DownRaindancing by Alison Moyet stood at number two


On his 100th birthday, songwriter Irving Berlin was serenaded by fans singing his songs outside his New York City apartment. That night at Carnegie Hall, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Isaac Stern, and Leonard Bernstein saluted the composer with a program of his hits.

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

1990: After several months on the festival circuit, the film “Longtime Companion” opens to the public in New York City and is the first major studio release about AIDS. Bruce Davison receives a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his work in the film.


The first Broadway revival of the musical “Grease,” starring Ricky Paull Goldin, Sam Harris, Marcia Lewis, and Rosie O’Donnell, opened at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre for 1,505 performances.

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


Egypt – Fifty-two men were arrested on a floating gay nightclub called the Queen Boat. Most of them were charged with “habitual debauchery” and “obscene behavior”. The trials last 5 months, after the men had been imprisoned for a year prior, and have been subjected to horrible abuse. Fifty of the men, now known as the Cairo 52, were acquitted of all charges. The United Nations publicly condemned Egypt’s justice system for this act, and with news of a possible re-trial, most of the men fled to different countries.

2003 – African-American New Jersey high school sophomore Sakia Gunn (May 26, 1987 – May 11, 2003)wasmurdered after trying to get a man to leave her and her friends alone by explaining that they were lesbian. Gunn was returning from a night out in Greenwich VillageManhattan, with her friends. While waiting for the #1 New Jersey Transit bus at the corner of Broad and Market Streets in downtown Newark, Gunn and her friends were propositioned by two African American men. The women rejected their advances and declared themselves to be lesbians. The men attacked; Gunn fought back, and one of the men, Richard McCullough, stabbed her in the chest. Both men immediately fled the scene in their vehicle. After one of Gunn’s friends flagged down a passing driver, she was taken to nearby University Hospital, where she died.Gunn’s death sparked outrage from the city’s gay and lesbian community. The community, in conjunction with GLAAD, rallied the mayor’s office, requesting, among other things, the establishment of a gay and lesbian community center, that police officers to patrol the Newark Penn Station/Broad Street corridor 24-hours a day, the creation of a LGBT advisory council to the mayor, and that the school board be held accountable for the lack of concern and compassion when dealing with students at Westside High School (which Gunn attended) immediately following the murder. The Newark Pride Alliance, an LGBT advocacy group, was founded in the wake of Gunn’s murder.In 2008 a documentary was released about Gunn’s murder, titled Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project.


George Michael was involved in his second minor car crash in a month after a tabloid photographer found Michael asleep in his parked car in central London. The singer crashed into a bollard after he woke up and was driving away.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


The Fox network announced that they were canceling their TV talent show, American Idol after the 2016 season.


05-11-2016 Italy’s Parliament gives final approval to a bill 

establishing civil unions for same-sex couples. The bill passed by a vote of 371 – 51, with 99 members abstaining. The Senate had approved it in February. Franco Grillini, the honorary president of LGBT rights group Arcigay, said, “The wall erected mostly by the Vatican against civil rights in this country has fallen, so it is a historically and politically important moment.”

Today in LGBT History- May 11th – the Montrose Center › today-in-lgbt-history…

May 11, 2016 — However, in the wee hours of the morning on May 11, 2001, Fifty-two men were arrested on a floating gay nightclub called the Queen Boat.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


people link

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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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