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LGBTQ2 her/history May 18

BCE to The Suffragettes

May 18, 1897

In London, a public reading was given of Bram Stoker’s new novel, “Dracula, or, The Un-dead.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina includes the above owing to Dracula’s three Wives being the the lesbian/vampire association.

May 18, 1911

Conductor/composer (Das Lied von der Erde, Urlicht, Das klagende Lied, Kindertotenlieder, Die drei Pintos) Gustav Mahler died of complications from bacterial endocarditis at age 50. His last word was “Mozart.” He had conducted his last concert on February 21.

05-18-1913 – 02-19-2001 Charles Trenet – Born in Narbonne, Aude, France. He was a French singer and songwriter. Trenet wrote close to a thousand 

songs, the most famous being La Mer, with more than 400 recorded versions. His other hit songs include Boum!Y’a d’la joie, and Que reste-t-il de nos amours?. In 1963, Trenet spent 28 days in prison in Aix-en-Provence charged with corrupting the morals of four young men under the age of 21 (they were 19). His chauffeur claimed that Trenet was using him as a pimp. The charges were dropped, but it became public knowledge that Trenet was gay. He never spoke of it publicly and in private spoke of it rarely. In the 1940s, Maurice Chevalier and actress Mistinguett informed the French police that Trenet was gay.

05-18-1918 – 01-01-1951 R. H. Barlow – Born in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was born at a time when his father Lieutenant Colonel Everett Barlow, was serving with the American forces in France, Barlow spent much of his youth at Fort Benning, Georgia, where his father was stationed.

R. H. Barlow

Barlow was an American author, avant-garde poet, anthropologist, and historian of early Mexico and an expert in the Nahuatl language. He was also a correspondent and friend of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and was appointed by Lovecraft to be the executor of his literary estate. Barlow committed suicide in 1951, apparently fearing the exposure of his homosexuality by a disgruntled student.

05-18-1921 – 08-16-1963   Joan Eardley – Born at Bailing Hill Farm in Warnham, Sussex, England. She was a British artist noted for her portraiture of street children in Glasgow and for her landscapes of the fishing village of Catterline and the surrounding area along the North-East coast of Scotland.

 From 1950 to 1957, Eardley’s work focused on the slum area of Townhead, located within the city of Glasgow. In the late 1950s, she spent much of her time in and around Catterline, moving there permanently in 1961. Seascapes and landscapes dominated her work once she moved to Catterline. In 1952, while living in Glasgow, she met photographer, Audrey Walker. In 2013, a collection of letters written by Eardley to Audrey Walker were released, having been placed under an embargo by Walker until decades after she had died. Walker was ten years older than Eardley and married to a prominent Scottish Barrister. When the two women were not together, Eardley wrote to Walker nearly every day. The letters show Eardley’s intense love for Walker. As a lesbian at a time when it was not ok to be out, she was accepted by the village people of Catterline and lived openly with partners, including Dorothy Steel and Lil Neilson. Early in 1963, Eardley consulted a homeopathic doctor about a lump on her breast but was told not to be concerned. By May 1963, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her brain. She died at the age of 42 with her mother, sister, and Audrey Walker at her bedside. 

1921 – Patrick Dennis (May 18, 1921 – November 6, 1976), pseudonym of Edward Everett Tanner, the writer who created Auntie Mame,was born in Chicago. An out bisexual man, he is the only author to have had three novels on the New York Times best-seller list at the same time. Auntie Mames first edition spent 112 weeks on the bestseller list (for 8 weeks in 1956), selling more than 2,000,000 copies in five different languages.

05-18-1934 Don Bachardy – Born in Los Angeles, California. He is an American portrait artist. Bachardy has had many one-man exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, and New York. In 2004-

Don Bachardy

2005, he exhibited at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. His works reside in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum of Art in San Francisco, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Portrait Gallery, London. He resides in Santa Monica, California. Bachardy was the life partner of writer Christopher Isherwood.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-18-1941   Miriam Margolyes – Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and raised by a Jewish family. She is a British-Australian actress and voice artist.

 She won a BAFTA Award for her role in Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (1993) and played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series. In 2002, she was honored by Queen Elizabeth II as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Drama. In 2013, Morgolyes became an Australian citizen and holds both British and Australian citizenship. On becoming an Australian citizen on Australia Day 2013, Margolyes referred to herself as a “dyke” live on national television and in front of Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Since 1967 her life-partner has been Heather Sutherland, a retired Australian professor of Indonesian studies. 

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-18-1955   Ed Smart – Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a businessman and the father of Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted in 2002 and rescued 

after nine months. In 2019, Ed Smart came out as gay. Smart, who was raised in the Mormon faith, said he was only able to acknowledge his sexual orientation after leaving the church. “I was told it was being deviant, being abnormal, being mentally sick,” he said. All six of his children have accepted him and said something like, “Dad, if that’s the way you are, that’s the way you are, and I still love you.” At an LGBTQ conference in Utah, Smart that he has experienced two miracles in his life. The first was the safe return of his daughter, Elizabeth and the second was his decision to share his truth. “How often do you get to have a miracle happen in your life that is truly a miracle?” Smart asked. “To get to the point that I have…accepting myself for who I am, really has been another miracle.”

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


Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” enters Billboard’s Top 40, where it will reach #1. It will also become a Top Ten hit in the UK.

1969 –Fight Repression of Erotic Expression (FREE), later to be called the Queer Student Cultural Center, is formed at the University of Minnesota. In 1971, an original officer of FREE, Jack Baker, was the first openly gay man elected student body president at a major university. By winning this election he became the first openly gay man to win any public office in the U.S. In 1970, Jack Baker and Mike McConnell also became the first gay couple to seek legal marriage and were featured in Life magazine.recognized by Columbia University in 1967.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


1970- The first time two men file for a marriage license in the United States

richard and james

Richard Jack Baker and James M. McConnell hold a press conference announcing their plans to marry and go to the Minneapolis city clerk’s office. The clerk asks a lawyer’s opinion and hears that issuing the license would “result in an undermining and destruction of the entire legal concept of our family structure in all areas  of law.”

In mid-August 1971, Baker and McConnell took up residence in Blue Earth County and applied to the District Court in Mankato for a license to marry which was granted.  They were the first legally married couple and remain together to this day.

May 18, 1975

Five times married US country singer, Tammy Wynette was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stand By Your Man.’ Originally released as a single in 1968 in the USA. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette’s career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Boy George covered it for the movie The Crying Game


Canada – In Toronto, the second annual conference of MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) in Canada sees the election of a new Canadian coordinator and installation of Rev Brent Hawkes  (born June 2, 1950)as pastor of MCC Toronto. 


ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album.

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

05-18-1980 Felicia Pearson – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is an American actress, author, and rapper. She is best known for playing a character of the same name, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson on The Wire. She 

Felicia Pearson

wrote a memoir titled Grace After Midnight detailing her troubled childhood and the time she spent in prison for second-degree murder. Pearson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of two incarcerated drug addicts, and raised in an East Baltimore foster home. Pearson said her life turned around at the age of 18 when Arnold Loney, a local drug dealer who looked out for her and sent her money in prison, was shot and killed. While in prison she earned her GED and was released in 2000. She is openly lesbian. In an interview, the question that was asked was; “I know you’re from East Baltimore, would you say there are a lot of Black lesbians in your hood?” Pearson answered, “ I’d say that out of 100 people 35 or 40 percent are Black lesbians.” Pearson has volunteered as a prison visitor, worked on anti-violence and literary campaigns for youth, and supported The Stay Strong Foundation.


Joy Division singer and guitarist Ian Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23. Curtis had the Iggy Pop album ‘The Idiot’, playing on his stereo and left a note that said, ‘At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I just can’t cope anymore.’ Joy Division released the critically acclaimed debut album Unknown Pleasures in 1979, and recorded their follow-up ‘Closer’ in 1980.

1981 – Lawrence D. Mass, MD (born June 11, 1946) is the first person to report about AIDS. Many believe that June 5, 1981 is the date of the first published report on the new disease which would later become known as AIDS. But the first published report actually appeared in the New York Native, a gay newspaper, three weeks earlier, on page seven. Dr. Mass went on the help found the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and was the principle author of the organization’s “Medical Answers about AIDS” through four revisions spanning ten years. Dr. Mass still works as a physician in New York City, where he resides with his life partner, writer and activist Arnie Kantrowitz (born November 26, 1940).


 USAL LP Charts: Madonna dropped to #8 with Like a Virgin, Wham! had the #9 album Make It Big 

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


Backstreet Boys release their third album (second in America), Millennium, with the hits “I Want It That Way” and “Larger than Life.” Primarily produced by Max Martin, it sells over 13 million in America and many more worldwide.

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


CBS-TV showed the Barry Manilow special Ultimate Manilow.


“Les Miserables” closed after 6,680 shows and 16 years on Broadway.

2006, Belgium – The Belgium Parliament votes to allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Today in LGBT History- May 18th – the Montrose Center


people link events link

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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