BCE to The Suffragettes
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s first opera “Apollo et Hyacinthus”, written when he was 11 years old, premieres in Salzburg
05-13-1850 – 01-02-1916 Modest Tchaikovsky – Born in Alapayevsk, Perm Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a Russian dramatist, opera librettist, and
translator. Brother of Peter Tchaikovsky, Modest was relatively open about his homosexuality and lived with his boyfriend Nikolai Hermanovich Konradi, a deaf and dumb boy whom Modest tutored. The two lived together for almost seventeen years.
05-13-1867 – 06-06-1954 Caroline Pratt – Born in Fayetteville, New York. She was an American social thinker and progressive educational reformer whose ideas were influential
in educational reform, policy, and practice. In 1914, she founded the City and Country School in Greenwich Village, which is still going and has adhered to her original vision. Her book, I Learn from Children (1948) was reprinted in 1990 and republished by Grove Atlantic in May 2014. While in Philadelphia, she met Helen Marot, a feminist, social investigator, and writer. The couple moved to New York City in 1901, settling in Greenwich Village. They lived together until 1940, when Marot died from a sudden heart attack.
05-13-1907 – 04-19-1989 Dame Daphne du Maurier (Lady Browning) – Born in London, England. She was a novelist and many of her stories were
successfully adapted into films, including the novels, Rebecca and Jamaica Inn, and the short stories, The Birds and Don’t Look Now. On meeting Tallulah Bankhead, she was quoted as saying that the actress was the most beautiful creature she had ever seen. She married Major Frederick Browning in 1932 and had three children. After her death in 1989, references were made to her reputed bisexuality. She had an affair with Gertrude Lawrence, as well as Ellen Doubleday, the wife of her American publisher Nelson Doubleday. She died at the age of 81 at her home in Cornwall.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
05-13-1944 – 04-25-1988 Carolyn Franklin – Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an American singer/songwriter, best known as the younger sister of Aretha Franklin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Marygrove College in Detroit. The two sisters were close and collaborated together.
Carolyn Franklin also sang backup and appeared in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. In David Ritz biography, Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, Carolyn’s sister, Erma, is quoted saying of Carolyn, “I consider her a great woman…She went her own way, lived her own life, and found freedom in her individuality. She had no shame about her sexual preference and spoke the unvarnished truth.” Carolyn’s sexuality was not the focus of the book, but Ritz mentions a few times that Carolyn was a lesbian. The song Ain’t No Way, written by Carolyn Franklin in 1967, is the last stand in a hidden romance and told from the perspective of a woman, but Carolyn’s subject is also a woman. The song is on Aretha: Lady Soul album. Carolyn Franklin died of breast cancer in 1988.
05-13-1944 Armistead Maupin, Jr. – Born in Washington, D.C. He is an American writer who wrote Tales of the City, a series of novels set in San Francisco. Tales of the City began as a newspaper serial. In 1978, Tales of the City was published as a novel. The series was followed by five more novels in the 1980s, ending with the last book, Sure of You, in 1989. In 2007, Michael Tolliver Lives was published. It continued some of the characters from Tales of the City. 2014 ended the series with the publication of The Days of Anna Madrigal. In Babycakes, published in 1983, Maupin was one of the first writers to address the subject of AIDS. Maupin knew he was gay since childhood but did not have sex until he was 26 and in 1974 he decided to come out publicly. On February 18, 2007, Maupin married website producer and photographer, Christopher Turner in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
“Pajama Game” opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances
May 13, 1955
Elvis performed at the Jacksonville Baseball Park (renamed Wolfson Park) Florida.
Elvis Presley‘s performance in Jacksonville, Florida is the first Presley show at which a riot ensues: At the end of his performance Elvis said to the audience: “Girls, I’ll see you backstage”. This became a riot with fans pursuing Elvis into his dressing room and tearing off his clothes and shoes.
Reportedly, Tom Parker was convinced of the magnitude of Elvis’ popularity.
Elvis performed at the St. Paul, MN St. Paul Auditorium at 3.00 p.m.
May 13, 1957
Jailhouse RockPrincipal photography began on the jailhouse dance sequence.
05-13-1957 Alan Ball – Born in Marietta, Georgia. He is an American screenwriter, director, and producer for television, film, and theatre. He is particularly notable for writing American Beauty and True Blood, and for creating Six Feet Under, which earned him an Academy Award, an Emmy, and
awards from the Writers, Directors, and Producers Guilds. Ball has discussed his Buddhist faith in numerous interviews, noting how it has influenced his film making. He has also discussed how his Buddhism has shaped themes in Six Feet Under and True Blood. Ball is out gay and has been called “a strong voice” for the LGBT community. In 2008, he made Out magazine’s annual list of the 100 most impressive gay men and women. He lives with his partner, Peter Macdissi in Los Angeles.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
05-13-1966 Alison Goldfrapp – Born in London, England. She is an English musician and record producer, best known as the vocalist of British electronic music duo Goldfrapp. In 2009, she was awarded an Honorary
Doctor of Music degree by the University of Portsmouth. The duo (comprised of Goldfrapp and composer/musician Will Gregory) has released seven albums. The multi-platinum pair has been nominated for the Mercury Prize, multiple Grammy Awards, and won an Ivor Novello for Strict Machine. Goldfrapp scored the films My Summer of Love and Nowhere Boy. As of February 2010, Goldfrapp confirmed she was dating film editor Lisa Gunning. In an interview with The Sunday Times, she stated, “I think of everything as being about a person and a relationship, and I am in a wonderful relationship with a wonderful person. It just happens to be a lady…It’s something I’ve thought about for a long time and it concurs with my philosophy on life and sexuality.” She went on to say, “My sexuality is the same as my music and my life. Why does it need a label?”
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Media coverage of Elvis 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
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Cher released the single “Dark Lady.”
Time Magazine reports of “The New Bisexuals.” The magazine says “bisexuals, like homosexuals before them, are boldly coming out of their closets, forming clubs, having parties and stalking out discotheques.” The article cites Kinsey and feminism as causes for the rise in visibility.
1976, Canada – Montreal police raid gay clubs including the Taureau d’Or, Studio One, the Stork Club, the Crystal Baths, and Jilly’s, a lesbian bar.
May 13, 1977
Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a performance at the Bottom Line. Olivia Newton-John, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Candice Bergen, and John Belushi are among those in the audience.
With Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You” reaching the top of the chart, Barry Gibb became the first songwriter in history to have written four consecutive #1 singles on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. In 1974, she had sung background vocals for Eric Clapton’s “I Shot The Sheriff”
“If I Can’t Have You” by Yvonne Elliman became the fourth song from Saturday Night Fever to reach #1 on this date. It finally toppled “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees, which fell to #5 after eight consecutive weeks at the top. The Bee Gees also set a Rock Era record by writing four songs that were consecutive #1’s for 15 weeks. They were “Stayin’ Alive”, “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” for Andy Gibb, “Night Fever” and finally the #1 for Elliman.
#7 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John had already moved on with “You’re the One That I Want” from the great Grease Soundtrack
The count was up to 17 weeks at #1 for the Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever”.
1979, Canada – In London, Ontario, the Ontario division of Canadian Union of Public Employees, at its annual conference, opposes discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and urges local affiliates to include it in non-discrimination clauses of collective agreements.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
05-13-1982 Casey Stoney, MBE ( Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) – Born in Basildon, United Kingdom. She is an English footballer who
plays for FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. A versatile defender, she has appeared more than 100 times for the England women’s national football team since making her debut in 2000. She was the captain of Team Great Briton for the 2012 London Olympics. In November 2012, Stoney was named 50th on The Independent newspaper’s Pink List of influential lesbian and gay people in the UK. On February 10, 2014, she publicly acknowledged that she was gay. She is in a relationship with former teammate Megan Harris. In May 2015, the University of Essex announced that it would be awarding Stoney an honorary degree.
“The Fantasticks” became the longest-running musical in theatre history with performance number 10,000. The show opened on May 3, 1960.
Vanessa Redgrave stars as Renee Richards in the CBS
made-for-TV movie, Second Serve.
Second Serve is a 1986 American made-for-television biographical film starring Vanessa Redgrave as retired eye surgeon, professional tennis player, and transgender woman Renée Richards. The film is based on her 1983 autobiography Second Serve: The Renée Richards Story that was written with John Ames.
05-13-1987 Matt Doyle – Place of birth unknown. He graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. He is an American actor and
singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work in the films Spring Awakening and War Horse and on Broadway, The Book of Mormon. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Doyle is out gay.
Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second solo No.1 ‘Hand On Your Heart.’ The song was written and produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman.
on the USA pop charts “Like A Prayer” fell to #2 for Madonna. Jody Watley remained at 3 with “Real Love”, while Paula Abdul’s #4 “Forever Your Girl” was destined for the top. Cher & Peter Cetera came in at 6 with “After All” and Bette Midler moved from 19-10 with “Wind Beneath My Wings”.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
05-13-1991 Jake Borelli – Born in Columbus, Ohio. He is an American actor best known for his roles as Wolfgang on the series The Thundermans (2015-2018) and Dr. Levi Schmitt on Grey’s Anatomy (2017 – present). Borelli publicly came out as a gay man in November 2018, moments after the airing of the 6th episode of Grey’s Anatomy where his character, Dr. Levi Schmitt, came out as gay.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the “The Simpsons.” The episode was entitled “Krusty Gets Kancelled.”
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
05-13-2003 Mambo Italiano – Film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival on this date. It’s a Canadian comedy-drama directed by Emile Gaudreault based on the play by the same name.
Plot: Angelo Barberini shocks his immigrant parents when he reveals he’s gay. His boyfriend, policeman Nino Paventi, isn’t ready to come out of the closet — especially to his Sicilian mother, Lina.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2013 – Sex-sex marriage is legalized in Minnesota becoming the twelfth state to do so.
05-13-2014 U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. She wrote in the
decision that Idaho’s laws banning same-sex marriage unconstitutionally deny gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry. The laws wrongly stigmatize gay and lesbian couples and relegate their families to second-class status with our sufficient reason.
Openly gay American Idol entertainer Clay Aiken wins 40% of the Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat.
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.