BCE to The Suffragettes
1881 – Julian Eltinge (May 14, 1881 – March 7, 1941), is born. Hewas an Americanstageandscreenactor and female impersonator. After appearing in the Boston Cadets Revue at the age of ten in feminine garb, Eltinge made his first appearance on Broadway in 1904. As his star began to rise, he appeared in vaudeville and toured Europe and the United States, even giving a command performance before King Edward VII. Eltinge appeared in a series of musical comedies written specifically for his talents starting in 1910 with The Fascinating Widow, returning to vaudeville in 1918. In 1917 he appeared in his first feature film, The Countess Charming. By the time Eltinge arrived in Hollywood, he was considered one of the highest paid actors on the American stage. Aside from the graceful femininity he exhibited onstage, Eltinge used a super-masculine facade in public to combat the rumors of his homosexuality. But with the arrival of the Great Depression and the death of vaudeville, Eltinge’s star began to fade. He continued his show in nightclubs but found little success. On February 25, 1941, Eltinge fell ill while performing at Billy Rose‘s Diamond Horseshoe nightclub. He was taken home and died in his apartment ten days later on March 7th. He leaves a legacy as one of the greatest female impersonators of the 20th century.
1897: In Germany, Magnus Hirschfeld founds the Scientific Humanitarian Committee to organize for homosexual rights and the repeal of Paragraph 175.
05-14-1868 – 05-14-1935 Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld – Born in Kolobzeg, Poland. He was a gay German Jewish physician and sexologist. He was an outspoken advocate for sexual minorities. Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, an organization that was the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights. Hirschfeld co-wrote and acted in the
1919 film Anders is die Andern (Different From Others), where Conrad Veidt played one of the first homosexual characters ever written for cinema. The film had a specific gay rights law reform agenda. In 1904, he joined the Bund für Mutterschutz (League for the Protection of Mothers), the feminist organization founded by Helene Stöcker. He campaigned for decriminalization of abortion, and against policies that banned female teachers and civil servants from marrying or having children. When the Nazis took power, they attacked Hirschfeld’s Institute on May 6, 1933, and burned many of its books as well as its archives. By the time of the book burning, Hirschfeld had long left Germany for a speaking tour that took him around the world. He never returned to Germany and lived the rest of his life in France. On his 67th birthday, Hirschfeld died of a heart attack in his apartment in Nice. American Henry Gerber, attached to the Allied Army of Occupation following WWI, became impressed by Hirschfeld and absorbed many of his ideas. Upon returning to the United States, Gerber was inspired to form the short-lived Chicago-based Society for Human Rights in 1924, the first known gay rights in the nation. In turn, a partner of one of the former members of the Society communicated the existence of the society to Los Angeles resident Harry Hay in 1929; Hay would go on to help establish the first long-term national homosexual rights organization in the United States, the Mattachine Society, in 1950.
1910, Germany – In Berlin, Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) publishes his ground-breaking study of gender variant people Die Transvestiten, a title which literally translates as ‘The Transvestites.’ The term is used by Hirschfeld to denote a much wider understanding of sexual and gender variation than the cross-dressing which the term often implies today.
1919, Germany – In Berlin, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld(May, 14 1868 – May, 14 1935) co-founds the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft(Institute for Sex Research), a pioneering private research institute and counseling office. On July 20, 1932, the Chancellor Franz von Papen carried out a coup that deposed the Braun government in Prussia, and appointed himself the Reich commissioner for the state. A conservative Catholic who had long been a vocal critic of homosexuality, Papen ordered the Prussian police to start enforcing the anti-gay Paragraph 175 and to crack down in general on “sexual immorality” in Prussia. The Institut für Sexualwissenschaftremained open, but under Papen’s rule, the police began to harass people associated with it. On January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor. Less than four months after the Nazis took power, Hirschfeld’s Institute was ransacked. On the morning of May 6th, a group of university students belonging to the National Socialist Student League stormed into the institution, shouting “Brenne Hirschfeld!” (“Burn Hirschfeld!”) and began to beat up the staff and smash up the premises. That afternoon, the SA came to the institute, carrying out a more systematic attack, removing all volumes from the library for a book-burning event four days later. In the evening, the Berlin police arrived to announce that the institution was now closed forever.Its library of thousands of books was destroyed by the Nazis.
05-14-1921 – 08-08-1984 Richard Deacon – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an American television and film actor. His best-known roles are Mel Cooley on CBS’s The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and Fred
Rutherford on Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963). Deacon co-starred as Tallulah Bankhead’s butler in a classic episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour called The Celebrity Next Door. He was also in over 50 films. Deacon never said he was gay publicly. Bill Totten said that he was at a West Hollywood gay bar and saw Richard Deacon, Paul Lynde, and Nancy Walker. It was well known in the Hollywood community that Deacon was gay and he is listed in IMDb: Gay Actors Who Have Passed. Deacon was a gourmet chef. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote a series of cookbooks and hosted a Canadian television series on microwave cooking. He died from cardiovascular disease in 1984 at the age of 63.
5-14-1930 María Irene Fornés – Born in Havana, Cuba. She is a Cuban-American avant-garde playwright and director and was a leading figure of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Her themes focused on poverty and
feminism, and on a personal level, her lesbian identity has been central to her art. Fornés became known in both Hispanic-American and experimental theatre in New York, winning a total of nine Obie Awards. She was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize with her play And What of the Night? (1990) She was lovers with Harriet Sohmers and Susan Sontag. Until she was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002, she continued to direct, teach, and mentor younger playwrights. Gay playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner, Nilo Cruz studied with her.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
May 14, 1963
At A&R Studios in New York City, with Quincy Jones as producer, Lesley Gore recorded “Judy’s Turn To Cry.”
1969: Canada decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults with the passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69. It receives royal assent on June 27. One day before the Stonewall Riots took place in New York.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970 – The American Psychiatric Association meeting in New York City includes a presentation advocating the use of electro-convulsive therapy as a “cure” for homosexuality. Three years later it rules that homosexuality is not an illness. The Gay Liberation Front activists ZAP a special session of the American Psychiatric Association dealing with “sex problems.” The activists protest an Australian doctor’s paper on the use of electroshock aversion therapy to “treat” homosexuality.
1974: The first federal gay civil rights bill, extending antidiscrimination protection to gay men and lesbians under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, is introduced in Congress. Among the bill’s initial sponsors are New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug and Congressman Edward Koch.
1976: Montreal police begin a systematic series of raids aimed at harassing and closing down local gay bars and bathhouses. The raids are part of an attempt to “clean up” the city before the opening of the summer Olympics in August. Club Baths decides to permanently close its Montreal facility as a result of the raids.
05-14-1977 Sophie Anderton – Born in Bristol, United Kingdom. She is an English model and reality television personality. From 2004 until 2007,
Anderton was a Patron of the original Action on Addiction in London, a charity and addiction research center investigation drug and alcohol dependence. She is openly bisexual.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1981 – The Reagan administration cancels the White House subscription to The Advocate.
Gay serial killer Randy Kraft is arrested. He is known as “the Scorecard Killer” and “the Freeway Killer.” Kraft is described as one of the “deadliest and most depraved serial killers” in the California’s history, He murdered 61 young men before being caught on this day. He is currently on death row in California.
Spandau Ballet scored their first and only UK No.1 album with ‘True.’ The title track from the album spent four weeks at No.1 on the UK singles charts and reached No.2 in the US. Other singles from the album included ‘Gold’ (a No.2 UK hit and a Top 30 hit in the U.S.), ‘Lifeline’, and ‘Communication’.
They first sang together in a group called the Tourists from 1977-1980. They formed a duo and on this date, the Eurythmics debuted on the chart with their first single. They were a handful of artists to go all the way to #1 with their debut. They had 15 hits in the 1980’s, but none bigger than their first–“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”.
on the usa pop chart David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” was #2 aThomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science#5
Faith by George Michael regained the #1 spot on the Album chart ten weeks after it had fallen from the top. The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” slipped to second.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1996 – Blake Brockington (May 14, 1996– March 23, 2015) was an American trans manwhose suicide attracted international attention. He had previously received attention as the first openly transgender high school homecoming king in North Carolina, and had since been advocating for LGBT youth, the transgender community, and against police brutality.Brockington was enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in music education. At the time of his death, he was on medical leave and not attending classes. He stated that his plans were to become a band director and composer.Brockington died on March 23, 2015 after being struck by several vehicles on the outer loop of Interstate 485 near Pavilion Boulevard in Charlotte. The incident was considered a suicide and was similar in nature to the suicides of Ash Haffner (1999-Feb. 26, 2015) and Leelah Alcorn(November 15, 1997 – December 28, 2014).
George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo counseling.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2
The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
05-14-2013 The Justice’s National Council of Brazil legalized same-sex
marriage for the entire country in a 14-1 vote. The ruling was published on May 15th and took effect on May 16, 2013.
05-14-2014 Arkansas Judge Chris Piazza ruled that the 2004 voter-approved amendment to the state constitution violates the rights of same-sex couples. The judge stated
that the state had “no rational reason” for preventing gay couples from marrying. He did not put his ruling on hold and opened the door for same-sex couples in Arkansas to get their marriage licenses.
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.