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LGBTQ2 her/history for May 24

BCE to The Suffragettes

1610: The Virginia Colony passes the first anti-sodomy law of the American colonial period.

05-24-1883 – 11-01-1963 Elsa Maxwell – Born in Keokuk, Iowa. She was

 an American gossip columnist, author, songwriter, and professional hostess best known for her parties for royalty and the famous. She was raised in San Francisco. Maxwell had a gift for staging games and diversions at parties for the rich and famous and began making money by devising treasure-hunt parties, come-as-your-opposite parties, and more. In 1927, she had a scavenger hunt in Paris that created disturbances all over the city. In Venice in the early 1920s, her parties attracted stars like Cole Porter, Tallulah Bankhead, Noël Coward, and Fanny Brice. Cole Porter was a life-long friend and she is mentioned in several of his songs. 

Following WWII, she had an audience of millions as a newspaper gossip columnist. Maxwell was responsible for the success of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. She was a closeted lesbian who publicly condemned homosexuality despite having an almost fifty-year relationship with Scottish singer Dorothy Fellowes-Gordon. The two met in 1912 and remained together until her death in 1963.

1919: Anders als die Andern (“Different from the Others“), the first pro gay film, premieres in Berlin. Magnus Hirschfeld is a producer and makes a cameo appearance. The movie stars Conrad Veidt and is screened for members of the press at the Apollo Theater in Berlin. The film is about a romantic relationship between two men and intended to educate viewers of the hardships faced by homosexuals under Germany’s recently enacted anti-sodomy laws. It starred Conrad Veidtand Reinhold Schünzel. It was co-written by Richard Oswald and Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld(14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935)who also had a small part in the film and partially funded the production through his Institute for Sexual Science, with the aim of presenting the story as a polemic against the then-current laws under Germany’s Paragraph 175, which made homosexuality a criminal offense. The film was banned across Germany in 1920.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-24-1946 – 03-29-2013 Cheryl Chow – Born in Seattle, Washington, she was one of the most respected Asian-American leaders in Washington state.

Cheryl Chow

From 1990 – 1997, she served as a Seattle City Council Member. In 2012 she revealed on KING-TV that she’s lesbian. – a secret she kept her whole life. She and her partner Sarah Morningstar had been together for more than 10 years.

She died of brain cancer at 66.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953: A Mattachine Foundation circular estimates total membership in the society at over 2,000. There are almost 100 different discussion groups meeting in California from San Diego to the Bay Area.

May 24, 1956

The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs. Both Luxembourg and the winner Switzerland used the same singer for both. Switzerland won with ‘Refrain’ by Lys Assia.

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

May 24, 1966

The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

05-24-1972 Greg Berlanti – Born in Rye, New York. He is an 

Greg Berlanti

American film and television writer, producer, and director. He is well known for his work on the television series Dawson’s CreekEverwood, Political Animals, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Berlanti co-wrote and co-produced the DC Comics film Green Lantern. Berlanti has been in a relationship with LA Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers since mid-2013. On February 18, 2016, the couple welcomed their first son via surrogacy.

1974 – From the USSR comes a rare public acknowledgment of the country’s repressive policies against gay men and lesbians. American news services report that noted film director Sergei Paradzhanov (January 9, 1924 – July 20, 1990)has been given six years’ hard labor for crimes including “partial homosexuality” and “incitement to suicide.” In 1948 he was convicted of homosexual acts (which were illegal at the time in the Soviet Union) with a MGB officer named Nikolai Mikava in Tbilisi. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released under an amnesty after three months. He is one of all estimated 1,000 persons arrested each year on charges related to homosexuality.

David Bowie released his eighth studio album Diamond Dogs. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia.

1976: Armistead Maupin’s serialized story, Tales of the City, premieres in The San Francisco Chronicle.

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


Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “The Rose”.

1988, UK – Section 28 is enacted. It states that local authorities “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality,” or teach of the acceptance “of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” It was repealed on June 21, 2000 in Scotland by the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, one of the first pieces of legislation enacted by the new Scottish Parliament, and on November 18, 2003 in the rest of the United Kingdom by section 122 of the Local Government Act 2003.

“Greatest Love Of All” from Whitney Houston was #1 for the fifth straight week.

Whitney Houston continued to top the Album chart in its 61st week on the chart

05-24-1988 Billy Gilman (born William Wendell Gilman III) – Born in Westerly, Rhode Island. He is an American country music artist. In 2000, at the age of 11, he debuted with the single “One Voice”, a Top 20 hit on the country music charts. He is the youngest 

Billy Gilman

singer to do so. An album of the same name was released later that year on Epic Records and was certified Double Platinum in the United States. In a video posted on November 20, 2014, Gilman came out as gay and stated that he had been with his current boyfriend, Chris Meyer, for five months. Gilman said he was “scared to death” of the announcement and the implications it could have on his career. “It’s difficult for me to make this video, not because I’m ashamed of being a gay male artist, or a gay artist or a gay person, but it’s pretty silly to know that I’m ashamed of doing this knowing that I’m in a genre and an industry that’s ashamed of me for being me.”

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

1993 – Open lesbian Roberta Achtenberg (born July 20, 1950) becomes Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD). She is the first openly lesbianor gaypublic official in the United States whose appointment to a federal position was confirmed by the United States Senate.


faux lesbian marketed The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Spice’, making them only the third all girl group to do so after The Supremes and The Go-Go’s and the first ever UK girl group to do so. The new single from that album Spice became one of the highest debuting songs of the rock era.  “Say You’ll Be There” from the Girls entered the chart at #5.

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


Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, was honoured on a new set of millennium stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Mercury, who featured on the 19p stamp, was a keen stamp collector, and his collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993. The stamp marked his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, and caused controversy by featuring a small portion of Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, in the background – UK stamps by tradition only carry pictures of living persons who are members of the Royal Family.

David Bowie wrote and recorded the song “What’s Really Happening” during a live Webcast. The song appeared on the album “hours.”


Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour. As a follower of the Kabbalah, Madonna didn’t play any Friday night gigs as the teaching of the religion forbids it.


Elton John accepted 100,000 pounds ($188,000) in libel damages from London’s Daily Mail newspaper over allegations that he asked guests not to approach him at a charity ball.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


A judge in Wharton, Texas rules that a transgender woman is still legally male and invalidates a marriage to a biological male.


 Taiwan is the first country in Asia to legalize samesex marriage.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


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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