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LGBTQ2 her/history May 15

BCE to The Suffragettes

1855 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) registers “Leaves of Grass” with the US Copyright agency. The collection is considered an expression of homosexuality and leads to years of controversy.


Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden, London

1871, Germany – Paragraph 175 is added to the GermanCriminal Code. It made homosexualacts between males a crime. The Nazis broadened the law in 1935 and gay men were forced to wear a pink triangle to indicate their homosexuality. In the prosecutions that followed, thousands died in Nazi concentration camps. It was repealed on March 10, 1994.

05-15-1930   Jasper Johns – Born in Augusta, Georgia. He is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract 

expressionism, New-Dada, and Pop Art. Johns has held the title of most paid for a work by a living artist. In 1990, he received the National Medal of Arts and in 2011, President Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1954, Johns went to New York and met his life-partner, artist Robert Rauschenberg. Working together they explored the art scene and began to express their own ideas. Johns was strongly influenced by the gay couple Merce Cunningham (choreographer) and John Cage (composer). “Flags” are Johns’s most famous works. The artist painted his first American flag in 1954-54, which is now at MoMA. 

05-15-1938 – 06-25-2014 Nancy Garden – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was an American writer of fiction for children and young adults, best known for her lesbian novel Annie On My Mind. The first author for young 

Nancy Garden

adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Annie On My Mind was awarded the Lee Lynch Classic Award by the Golden Crown Literary Society in 2014, cited as one of the most important classics in lesbian literature. Garden opens a window through which the readers can find the courage to be true to themselves. She spent many years living between Massachusetts and Maine, with partner Sandy Scott, their golden retriever, Loki, and their cats. Nancy Garden died of a heart attack on June 23, 2014.

05-15-1939 – 03-16-2019 Barbara Hammer – Born in Hollywood, California. She 

is an American filmmaker known for being one of the pioneers of lesbian film. In her forty-year career, she is known for creating films dealing with women’s issues. Her first feature film, Nitrate Kisses, in 1992 was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, her autobiography, HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life was published. She currently teaches film at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. After years of short-term relationships, she got married to human rights advocate Florrie Burke. They were together, until Hammer’s death, for thirty-one years. Hammer died of ovarian cancer on March 16, 2019.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-15-1940   Lainie Kazan – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She is an American singer, actress, and LGBT straight ally. Kazan made her Broadway

 debut in 1961 with the musical The Happiest Girl in the World. The following year she appeared in the musical, Bravo Giovanni, and understudied Barbra Streisand for the lead role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1964)In 1970, she posed nude for the October issue of Playboy. Hugh Hefner opened two nightclubs, called “Lainie’s Room West” (Los Angeles) and “Lainie’s Room East” (New York). She guest-starred on Dean Martin’s variety show twenty-six times. Kazan has been in 

many films and television shows, including the role of Maria Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. She was married a short time to director-arranger Peter Daniels and had 1 child. In 2008, Kazan appeared to raise money for the New York LGBT Community Center, where she sang The Gal Who Got Away. In 2014, she made a YouTube in support of gay rights stating, “Everyone has a right to be who they are.” Beginning in 2012, Kazan became an adjunct professor at UCLA. She has also served on the board of AIDS Project LA.


Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid Jewish music

05-15-1945 – 03-30-2016 Bill Rosendahl – Born in Los Angeles, California. He was the first out gay man elected to the Los Angeles City Council. Rosendahl was in office from July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2013. Before he was 

Bill Rosendahl

elected, Rosendahl was an educator and television broadcaster. In 2013 he retired to fight stage-four cancer. Towards the end of his time in office, he was an ardent supporter of medical marijuana, which he used to fight the side effects of his cancer treatments. He died on March 30th, 2016.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-15-1954 Boze Hadleigh (aka George Hadley-Garcia) – Born in Syria, city unknown. He is an American journalist writer of celebrity gossip and 

Boze Hadleigh

entertainment. As of 2015, he has published 19 books and has written for more than 100 magazines in the U.S. and abroad, including TV Guide,Playboy, and Us Weekly. He won $16,400 as a contestant on the March 20, 1998 episode of the game show Jeopardy. Six of his books are exclusively about the LGBT presence in and contributions to entertainment. Hadleigh himself is gay.

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

1969, Canada -The House of Commons votes to decriminalize private same-sex acts between consenting adults. The new law goes into effect in August.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1977 – CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcasts a segment on child pornography, concentrating on “adult homosexuals who prey on small boys.” As a result, teenagers from a conservative New York Catholic high school go on a bashing spree, beating one victim to death. They are later sentenced to 35 and 40 years in prison.

1979, Canada – Teacher Don Jones is dismissed by the Smeaton, Saskatchewan because of a complaint to school board that he is gay. 

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

1981: In the midst of Lesbian/Gay Awareness Week, at the University of Florida, a fraternity-circulated petition asserting, “Homosexuals need bullets-not acceptance” draws the signatures of almost fifty people. “We don’t have anything else to do,” says one of the petition’s organizers. “We’re just out here having a good time. I don’t believe in queers.

05-15-1981 Spencer Chandra Herbert – Born in Vancouver, Canada. He is a Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British 

Spencer Chandra Herbert

Columbia. He was in office 2008 and 2009. Openly gay, he married his partner, Romi Chandra, in March 2010. Both Spencer and Romi have been active in supporting causes within the LGBT community.

1988: Having tied up, tortured, and robbed one gay man the night before, two Hartford, Connecticut, teenagers — Sean Burke and Marcos Perez — go out drinking and looking for someone else gay “to beat up.”  They find their victim when they meet thirty-three-year-old Richard Reihl at a downtown gay bar.  After talking with Reihl for a few minutes, they all agree to go back to his apartment where the two teenagers knock Reihl in the head with a fireplace log, bind him up with duct tape, and then, despite his begging and pleading, bludgeon him to death with blows to the head and chest.  Despite attempts by the defense to portray the two teenaged assailants as star athletes and “All-American boys” who deserve leniency and compassion, a judge sentences them to forty and thirty-five years in prison, respectively, for the killing.

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

05-15-1990 Stella Maxwell – Born in Brussels, Belgium to Northern Irish parents. 

She is a Belgian-Irish fashion model and since 2015 has been modeling for Victoria’s Secret. Maxwell has appeared in advertising campaigns for Versace, Alexander McQueen, Max Factor, and others. She dated singer Miley Cyrus in 2016. Since late 2016, she has been dating actress Kristen Stewart.

05-15-1991   Mollee Gray – Born in Orem, Utah. She is an actress and 

Disney channel star, known for Teen Beach Movie (2013), Teen Beach 2 (2015), and The Reliant (2018). On September 9, 2017, she married long-time girlfriend, Jeka Jane (born January 19, 1987).

1996 – The Episcopal Church court rules that there is no “core doctrine” against ordaining a gay man as a deacon, the clergy rank below that of priest.


1998:  Sonny and Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Sarah Michelle Gellar hosted NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live” with musical guests the Backstreet Boys.

post 9/11 -Gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”


In Washington, DC, Lisa Marie Presley attended a protest against the use of mind-altering medications for children.

2008: The California Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. By November 3rd, 2008 more than 18,000 same-sex couples have married. On November 4, California voters approve a ban on same-sex marriage called Proposition 8.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2010, Greenland – The country’s first LGBT Pride parade takes place. It’s the second largest public gathering in Greenland with over 2% of the country’s population attending.

2013 – Dr. Saul Levin was named the new chief executive officer and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association, making him the first known openly gay person to head the APA.Levin was born in South Africa and received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1982. He then moved to the United States to complete a residency in psychiatry at UC Davis Medical Center. He completed a master’s degree in public administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in 1994.

05-15-2015 Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, married his civil partner, Belgian architect Gauthier Destenay. He is the first serving leader in the European Union to wed someone of the same sex.

Xavier Bettel & spouse

05-15-2015 Pitcairn Island passes law allowing same-sex marriage. Pitcairn Island in often considered the world’s smallest country by population. It is the home of 48 people. First settled in 1790 by the mutineers of the British navy vessel Bounty and their Tahitian companions. The law was passed unanimously by the local council.

Pitcairn Island

cited sources

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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