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LGBTQ2 her/history May 19

BCE to The Suffragettes

1897, UK – Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) is released from prison. A short time later, he leaves England to spend the remaining three years of his life in self-imposed exile in France and Italy.

1891 – John Vernou Bouvier III (May 19, 1891 – August 3, 1957), father of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onasis, was born in New York City. Though a well-known womanizer, he was also known for his manizing within some circles. A noted narcissist, his Manhattan apartment was covered wall to wall with pictures of himself. Among his lovers was composer Cole Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964).

1923, UK – Peter Wildeblood (19 May 1923 – 14 November 1999) is born. He was an Anglo-Canadian journalist, novelist, playwright and gay rights campaigner. He was one of the first men in the UK to publicly declare his homosexuality. His lover was Edward McNally (born 1928).


Wings, the first feature film with a male/male kiss, premieres…in Texas! The actors were Richard Arlen and Jack Powell. It is the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It’s an American silent film set during the First World War, produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman.

wings film

05-19-1930 – 01-12-1965 Lorraine Hansberry – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an African-American playwright and author. She wrote A Raisin In The Sun (1959). Hansberry was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway. The title of the play was taken from the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” On June 20, 1953, she married Robert Nemiroff, a Jewish publisher, songwriter, and political activist. The success of the song Cindy, Oh Cindy, enabled Hansberry to start writing full-time.

Lorraine Hansberry 2

Hansberry was a closeted lesbian, a theory supported by her secret writings in letters and personal notebooks. She was an activist for gay rights and wrote about feminism and homophobia. She was also a member of the Daughters of Bilitis. In 1957, under her initials, LHN, she contributed two letters to their magazine, The Ladder. She separated from her husband at this time, although they continued to work together. In 1960, A Raisin in the Sun was nominated for four Tony Awards. In 1961, a film version of A Raisin in the Sun was released featuring its original Broadway cast. Hansberry wrote the screenplay. In 2013, Hansberry was inducted into the Legacy Walk, an outdoor public display which celebrates LGBT history and people. It made her the first Chicago-native honored along the North Halsted corridor. Also in 2013, Lorraine Hansberry was posthumously inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. She died of pancreatic cancer on January 12, 1965, age 34.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-19-1945 Pete Townsend – Born in Chiswick, London, England. He is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for The Who. The Who is considered one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Townsend has written over one hundred songs for the band’s 11 studio albums. He has also written many newspaper

Pete Townsend

 and magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and scripts. As a lyricist and composer, he has collaborated with many other musical acts. In 1990, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and in 2008 received Kennedy Center Honors. In his autobiography Who I Am (2012), Townsend describes himself as “probably bisexual” because of a brief affair he had with journalist Danny Fields, and his interest in Mick Jagger, saying, “Mick is the only man I’ve ever seriously wanted to fuck.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Ponders: If Bisexual is not a stage or phase, does a one off count as bisexual?

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

05-19-1960 – 02-11-1987   Mark Ashton – born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He was a British gay rights activist and member of the Communist Party of  Great Britain.

He, along with his friend, Mike Jackson, formed the Lesbians and Gays Support Miners, a group that collected donations for the miners that were on strike in 1984. The film, Pride, tells the story about the unlikely alliance and its success. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Ashton was admitted to the hospital on January 30, 1987, and died twelve days later. In his memory, the Mark Ashton Trust was created to raise money for individuals living with HIV. (Photo by Johnny Orr)

May 19, 1967

The release party for the Beatles’ latest album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” was held at manager Brian Epstein’s home in London. Paul McCartney’s future wife, Linda Eastman, was hired as the press photographer.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

May 19, 1972

Elton John released the album Honky Chateau in the U.K.


“Daniel” by Elton John spent a second week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and was #5 on the pop

An officially sanctioned gay student dance at Princeton University draws three hundred participants.


May 19, 1975

The Bee Gees  released “Jive Talkin’” on this date, the brothers rebranding as a disco act.

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released U.S. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which certifies official album sales, reports that the album was released May 19, and the RIAA certified the album Gold on May 21.  As great an album as ‘Captain Fantastic’ is, it is physically impossible for an album to be certified Gold if it hasn’t been released yet.  The LP’s Platinum status was certified in 1993.

 Gay porn phenomenon “Jack Wrangler” is born when a sometimes struggling twenty-eight-year-old actor, Jack Stillman, steps onstage between porn films at the Paris Theater in Los Angeles and performs a live striptease in Western drag.  The son of an established show business family (his father was one of the producers of Bonanza), Stillman takes his screenname “Wrangler” from the famous brand of cowboy jeans.


The disco film “Thank God It’s Friday,” starring Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Chick Vennera, and Terri Nunn,  premiered in New York City.

1979 –

Donna Summer was making a bid with the Disco Rock song “Hot Stuff”.

A Bi-national Lesbian Conference is held at University of Toronto. 

The closest thing to a Beatles’ reunion happened when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together at Eric Clapton’s wedding reception The bride, Patti Boyd, was formerly married to George Harrison. Joining them for a jam session were Clapton, Mick Jagger and Ginger Baker. . The all-star band ran through old Little Richard and Eddie Cochran songs.

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

LP Charts” We Are Family from Sister Sledge at #7,

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

1983: Two years into the AIDS epidemic, ABC’s 20/20 does its first story on the crisis.  A producer at the network acknowledges that the show’s executives refused for more than a year to do a story on the disease, but changed their minds when they suddenly heard “reports of infants getting it.”


Motown celebrated the 50th anniversary of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem with the NBC-TV special “Motown Returns To The Apollo,” featuring performances by label stars Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, the Commodores, and Thelma Houston. Rod Stewart, Sammy Davis Jr., Sarah Vaughan, James Brown, Little Richard, the Drifters, Al Green, Patti Labelle, Wilson Pickett, Mavis Staples, Joe Cocker, Marilyn McCoo, Lou Rawls, Billy Preston, Chuck Jackson, the Manhattans, and the Cadillacs also appeared.

05-19-1987   Michael Angelakos – Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is an American singer, songwriter, and 

record producer. Angelakos is best known as the frontman of the inditronica band Passion Pit. In 2013, he married Kristina Mucci. The couple divorced in 2015. In November 2015, Angelakos came out as gay. In an interview, he stated, “I just wanted so badly to be straight because I love her so much. I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.” He went on to say that it was his wife that spearheaded his coming out process. She said, “You need to figure out what’s going on with your sexuality because you can’t hate yourself anymore.” Angelakos has been diagnosed as bipolar and has been talking about mental health since 2012. 


The British Phonographic Industry is rebuffed by the UK’s House Of Lords when it tries to prevent electronics manufacturer Amstrad from producing and marketing a dual tape deck which makes it easy for consumers to copy cassettes. Because the company includes copyright warnings with the machine, The House ruled that they were not encouraging people to break the law.

1989: First Lady Barbara Bush ignores the reportedly vociferous objections of Chief of Staff John Sununu and prominently displays ten lit candles in the windows of the White House to show her solidarity with the Seventh International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Washington, D.C. Organizers of the march had asked people in the capital to burn candles in their windows to Commemorate friends and loved ones they have lost to the disease.

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


Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vogue’. Originally planned as a B-side, it became the singers eighth US No.1 and seventh UK No.1 hit.

“Vogue” became Madonna’s eighth #1 song on this date, taking over from “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic) by Sinead O’Connor. Heart moved up with “All I Wanna’ Do Is Make Love To You” at #3 and Wilson Phillips were at 4 with “Hold On”.

05-19-1992   Sam Smith – Born in London, England. He is an English 

singer-songwriter. In December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards. At the 2015 Grammy Awards, he won four. For his and Jimmy Napes’ song, Writing’s on the Wall, the theme song for the James Bond film Spectre (2015), Smith won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In May 2014, Smith came out to the public as gay. His 2017 album, The Thrill of It All, showed “the gay guy I’ve become.” He describes himself as a feminist and in an October 2017 interview with Attitude, he stated that he “[felt] as much a woman as I am a man.”  (Photo by 2015)

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Men mansplaining they know what it is to be a woman are not feminists…


Sonny And Cher receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seventeen months after Sonny was killed in a skiing accident.

1999 the Supreme Court rules that the Ontario Family Law Act’s definition of “spouse” as a person of the opposite sex is unconstitutional as was any provincial law that denies equal benefits to same-sex couples. Ontario is given six months to amend the act.

The ruling centred on the “M v. H” case which involved two Toronto women who had lived together for more than a decade. When the couple broke up in 1992, “M” sued “H” for spousal support under Ontario’s Family Law Act. The problem was that the act defined “spouse” as either a married couple or “a man and woman” who are unmarried and have lived together for no less than three years.

The judge rules that the definition violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and declares that the words “a man and woman” should be replaced with “two persons.” “H” appeals the decision. The Court of Appeal upholds the decision but gives Ontario one year to amend its Family Law Act. Although neither “M” nor “H” chooses to take the case any further, Ontario’s attorney general is granted leave to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal, which brought the case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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


The $20 million waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Countryopened on 25 acres near the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

2005 – The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services officially recognizes May 19thas the National Asian and Pacific-Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

2006 — U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron rules that the state of Oklahoma must, under the full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution, recognize the validity of adoptions approved by courts in other states, regardless of whether the adoptive parents are same-sex couples.

2009 –USA TV-  Glee premiers, featuring LGBT characters and themes.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/



Rachel Issacs, an out lesbian woman becomes the first openly gay rabbi of either sex to be ordained by the conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary. Issacs began her studies at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union college- Jewish Theological Seminary. Issacs began her studies at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union college- Jewish Institute of Religion and then transferred once the conservative movement changed their stance on ordaining LGBTQ clergy. Rachel Isaacs is the first LGBT person to be ordained in the Jewish Conservative movement. She is now the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Waterville, Maine, which is a Conservative synagogue, as well as the Dorothy “Bibby” Levine Alfond Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby College. In 2014 Isaacs was named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Daily Forward. In 2016, she delivered the evening Hanukkah benediction at the White House

05-19-2014 U.S. District Judge Michael McShane strikes down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, finding that the law violated the constitutional right to equal protection. He ordered his ruling to take effect immediately. As of this date, same-sex couples can marry in 18 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Judge Michael McShane


Elton John performed at the wedding reception of England’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, playing “Your Song”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Circle of Life” and “I’m Still Standing”.

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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