BCE to The Suffragettes
05-21-1849 – 08-16-1943 Katharine Peabody Loring – Born in Beverly, Massachusetts. She was an
American educator and head of the history department at the Society to Encourage Studies at Home, the first correspondence school in the United States. Loring was the lifelong companion of diarist Alice James (sister of Henry James and William James).
05-21-1885 – 10-23-1938 Frederick “Fred” Jester Barnes – He was born at 219 Great Lister Street, Saltley, Birmingham, England. He was an English music hall singer known for his signature
song, The Black Sheep of the Family, which he first performed in 1907. The son of a butcher, Barnes became interested in performing as a result of seeing Vesta Tiley (one of the most famous male impersonators of her era) in 1895. He made his debut at the Gaiety Theatre in March 1906. By 1911 he was top of the bill on all of the major circuits and principal boy in a number of pantomimes. He was openly gay. Barnes became infamous for his erratic private life and was often named in frequent controversies reported by the press. Barnes retired to the English coast and performed in seaside bars and clubs. He died as a result of alcoholism and tuberculosis at 53.
1916 – Harold Robbins (May 21, 1916 – October 14, 1997) is born in New York. His original name was Francis Kane. Robbins is the author of some of the best-selling blockbusters in publishing history. Dreams Die First, a novel featuring a bisexual hero, was considered a landmark at the time.
The Great Atlanta Fire destroyed 300 acres, including 2,000 homes & businesses; displaced nearly 10,000 people.
05-21-1917 – 09-12-1993 Raymond Burr – Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He was a Canadian-American actor. (His father was Canadian, his mother was American.) He is best known on TV for his roles as Perry Mason and Ironside. He was also the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window and the prosecutor in the 1951 film, A Place in the Sun. Burr won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series in 1959 and 1961, for his performance as Perry Mason. He was also nominated an additional seven times, once more for Perry
Mason and six times for Ironside. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, Canada Post issued a postage stamp in its “Canadians in Hollywood” series featuring Burr. In the mid-1950s, Burr met Robert Benevides, a young actor and Korean veteran, on the set of Perry Mason. According to Benevides, they became a couple around 1960. Benevides gave up acting in 1963 and later became a production consultant for 21 of the Perry Mason TV movies. Together they owned and operated an orchid business and then a vineyard, in Dry Creek Valley. They were together until Burr’s death in 1993. Burr left Benevides his entire estate, including “all my jewelry, clothing, books, works of art…and other items of a personal nature.” Later accounts of Burr’s life explain that he hid his homosexuality to protect his career. According to reporter Bob Thomas, it was an open secret…that he was gay. He had a companion who was with him all the time. It was a time in Hollywood history when homosexuality was not accepted. Burr was also a well-known philanthropist.
05-21-1925 – 10-11-2011 Frank Kameny (born Franklin Edward Kameny) – Born in New York City, New York. He was fired by the U.S. Government in 1957 for being gay. Kameny protested his firing by
the U.S. Civil Service Commission due to his homosexuality and argued the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1961. Although the court denied his petition, it is notable as the first civil rights claim based on sexual orientation. In 1961 Kameny and Jack Nichols, co-founders of the Washington, D.C. branch of the Mattachine Society, launched some of the earliest public protests by gays and lesbians with a picket line at the White House on April 17, 1965. In 1963, Kameny and Mattachine launched a campaign to overturn D.C. sodomy laws; he personally drafted a bill that finally passed in 1993. He described the day – December 15, 1973, when the American Psychological Association removed homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders – as the day “we were cured en masse by the psychiatrists.”
Walt Disney’s trademark application for “Mickey Mouse” was filed with the U.S. Patent Office.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
05-21-1945 – 12-25-2002 Dr. Josette M. Mondanaro – Born in Long Island, New York. In the summer of 1976, she was appointed as director of the California Department of Health’s drug abuse division by Governor Jerry Brown. Mondanaro specialized in the fields of drug abuse and pediatrics. She founded the Mondanaro-Baskin clinic that specifically concentrates on women’s medicine (it still
exists). She was openly lesbian and was the only self-avowed gay person in the state government, something she found hard to believe. Because Jerry Brown was going to run for the Presidential election in 1978, Mario Obledo (Health and Welfare Secretary) had Brown fire her because he thought it would hurt Brown’s chances. They thought she wouldn’t fight it because it would mean a public hearing and it would come out that she was a lesbian. She did fight for reinstatement and won. C.K. McClatchy, editor of the Sacramento Bee, wrote, “It is a vivid and visible example of Brown, the supposed non-politician, playing hardball politics, and not doing it particularly well.”
05-21-1947 – o8-15-1992 Dr. Linda J. Laubenstein – Place of birth unknown. She was a blood and cancer specialist who was among the first physicians to identify a mysterious disease that later became known as AIDS. In 1982, she and Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kien wrote the first paper to appear in
a medical journal describing a sudden increase in the incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma among gay men, which had been a rare disease. In 1983 she organized the first large medical conference on AIDS. The HIV Clinical Excellence Award was established in 1992 to honor her pioneering work and outstanding contribution to the quality of AIDS care in the early years of the epidemic. In the film, The Normal Heart she is portrayed by Julia Roberts. As a child, Laubenstein had a bout of polio that left her a paraplegic and using a wheelchair. She died at the age of 45 at her family’s home in Massachusetts.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
05-21-1953 Kathleen Wynne – Born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She is Canada’s first openly gay and Ontario’s first female premier. She was sworn in as Premier of
Ontario on February 11, 2013. Prior to her coming out as a lesbian at age 37, she was married to Phil Cowperthwaite, with whom she had three children. She now lives with her second spouse, Jane Roundthwaite. They were married in July 2005 at Fairlawn Avenue United Church in Toronto.
May 21, 1956
The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
May 21, 1957
Jailhouse Rock Production
At 7.00 a.m. Elvis had a makeup appointment for the fitting of the “butch cut” wig that he would wear in the prison scenes of Jailhouse Rock
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
May 21, 1966
Dusty Springfield‘s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” enters the Billboard Hot 100, where it will reach #4 and become her biggest US hit. In the UK, it went all the way to #1.
A coalition of homophile organizations across the country organize simultaneous demonstrations for Armed Forces Day. The Los Angeles group holds a 15-car motorcade which has been identified as the nation’s first gay pride parade, and activists picket in the other cities. The protest grew out of the first meeting of the organization that would become the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations. (The term homophile emphasized love rather than sex and was in common use in the 1950s and 1960s by LGBT organizations and publications; the groups of this period are now known collectively as the homophile movement.)
1968 – Ron Buckmire (born 1968)is born. Buckmire is a mathematician, a professor and a queer activist. He is the founder of the Queer Resources Directory, the largest and oldest website on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/AIDS issues on the Internet. He was born on the Caribbean island nation of Grenada.
The Committee for Homosexual Freedom pickets a Tower Records store in San Francisco for several weeks following the firing of Frank Denaro, believing him to be gay. Denaro was reinstated. The CHF ran similar pickets of Safewaystores, Macy’s and the Federal Building.
South Africa– The Immorality Amendment Act of 1969 introduces Section 20A, the infamous “men at a party” clause, which criminalizes all sexual acts committed between men “at a party”, where “party” is defined as any occasion where more than two people are present. The amendment also raises the age of consent for male homosexual activity from 16 to 19, although “sodomy” and “unnatural acts” were already criminal.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970: Bella Abzug-running for the 19th District congressional seat in New York City-addresses a meeting of the Gay Activists Alliance, becoming one of the first major U.S. politicians to openly court the gay vote. She was one of the first members of Congress to support gay rights, introducing the first federal gay rights bill, known as the Equality Act of 1974, with fellow Democratic New York City Representative, Ed Koch, a future mayor of New York City.
05-21-1973 Sabine Jünger – Born in Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany. She is a German politician born in Königs Wusterhausen. In 1992, Jünger became a member of The Left Party.PDS. In 1994, she
was elected to the parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommen. In the federal elections in 1998, she was elected to the Bundestag, where she was a member until 2002. She is openly gay and has one child.
1976 – Candidate Jimmy Carter announces that if elected he will support and sign a federal civil rights bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians. “I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone,” Carter said. The Carter administration was in the midst of extensive meetings with the new National Gay (later “and Lesbian”) Task Force (NGLTF), founded in 1973. The talks, initiated by Carter aide Midge Costanza (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010) and her Office of Public Liaison (OPL), sought to end antigay discrimination. An NGLTF negotiating team had been meeting with agencies like the FCC to persuade them that they could intervene against forms of discrimination that restricted gay and lesbian economic citizenship. They took the position that the Carter administration could open the door to equality by enforcing existing nondiscrimination policies that spoke to human rights principles already endorsed by the president.Although the group publicly suggested that an executive order establishing gay civil rights would be desirable, they accepted that the president had distanced himself from them as a constituency.
1977, Canada – The largest Canadian Gay Rights of Ontario demonstration to date converges on Queen’s Park (The Ontario Legislature) with civil rights demands. The Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario presents the brief “The Homosexual Minority in Ontario” to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The Canadian Human Rights Act, which created the Canadian Human Rights Commission, was finally passed on June 2, 1977, by the Federal Parliament; but homosexuals were not included.
Elton John started a tour of Russia, when he played the first of eight concerts making him the first Western star ever to do so. He was currently enjoying chart success back in the USA with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”, his first Top 10 hit in 2 1/2 years.
Donna Summer released the single “Bad Girls”.
Daniel White Sentenced for Killing Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone
Dan White is found guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, not first-degree murder, in the shooting deaths of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. The verdict – precipitated in part by White’s claim that a steady diet of junk food diminished his capacity to act rationally on the day of the killings (the so-called “Twinkie Defense”) unleashes a wave of rage and disbelief in the gay community, culminating in a massive riot, the White Night Riot, at City Hall. By the time the violence is over, gay demonstrators have burned a dozen police cars and more than 160 people, including 50 policemen, have been injured.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
The Hacienda Club was opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live. Home to many Manchester acts including Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, The Smiths, Charlatans, James, M People who all played at the club. (The club closed in 1997).
David Bowie topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “Let’s Dance”. It was also a #1 in the UK. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism.
1985: The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Hardwick v. Bowers strikes down the state of Georgia’s sodomy law as unconstitutional.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Icon Johnny Carson chose Bette Midler to be the one and only guest and his final guest of The Tonight Show on NBC-TV. Carson then bid farewell to his million of fans the following night with just him on stage and clips of The Tonight Show highlights.
05-21-1994 Tom Daley – Born in Plymouth, United Kingdom. He is an English Olympic and World Championship diver. He won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and won the bronze medal for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. He came out on a YouTube video on Dec. 2, 2013. He is married to the American film screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black.
1996: Hungary legalizes same-sex unions, first among the ex-communist countries, and as 5th country worldwide. The Parliament voted 207–73 in favor for the bill.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Whitney Houston led the way on the U.K. Album chart with her Greatest Hits package.
2003: Marilyn Musgrave, U.S. congresswoman from Colorado, introduces the Federal Marriage Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives with 108 co-sponsors.
Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2013, Nepal – Cason Crane (born 1992) becomes the first openly gay man to summit Mt. Everest. He does it as part of his Rainbow Summit Project to raise awareness for the Trevor Project. In 2013, he became the first gay mountaineer to scale the Seven Summits.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
This Week in LGBT History from Quist
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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
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.