BCE to The Suffragettes
1895: Oscar Wilde is convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. Gross indecency is a crime under the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885, meaning homosexual acts not amounting to buggery. He was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde is found guilty of gross indecency and is sentenced to two years’ hard labor. The international publicity given his trial brings awareness of the existence of homosexuality to a new high.
1913: Colonel Alfred Redl, former chief of Austrian counterintelligence, commits suicide when it becomes known that he has been blackmailed, on account of his homosexuality, into working for the Russians for the past year. Later in the century, the Redl affair will be cited by U.S. senators as evidence of the security risk homosexuals pose.
At the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City, Movietone News was shown for the first time. These newsreels were produced for showing in theaters until 1967 when television competition led to their extinction.
05-25-1937 – 02-22-2019 Victor J. Banis – Born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was an American author and has been called “the
godfather of modern popular gay fiction.” His first published work was a short story, Broken Record, that appeared in the Swiss gay publication Der Kreis in 1963. His novel, The Affairs of Gloria, a heterosexual romance with a few lesbian scenes was published in 1964 by Los Angeles publisher, Brandon House. The novel was indicted by a federal grand jury in Sioux City, Iowa, for conspiracy to distribute obscene materials. Banis was acquitted. In 1966, his gay novel, The Man from C.A.M.P. was published and was so successful, that he went on to write eight sequels. This was the first gay mystery series ever published. And the C.A.M.P. novels depicted the first openly out and joyfully unrestrained gay hero in American fiction. Banis was openly gay. He passed away in 2019 from liver cancer.
05-25-1939 Sir Ian McKellen, CH, CBE – English actor born in Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards. He has also received two
Academy Award nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen’s work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies as well as Magneto in the X-Men films. He was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts. McKellen and his first serious partner, Brian Taylor, a history teacher from Bolton, began their relationship in 1964 and ended in 1972. In 1978 he met his second partner, Sean Mathias, at the Edinburgh Festival. This relationship lasted until 1988. While McKellen had made his sexual orientation known to his fellow actors early on in his stage career, it was not until 1988 that he came out to the general public. He is very active in LGBT rights. He is a co-founder of Stonewall, an LGBT lobby group in the United Kingdom, named after the Stonewall riots. He is also patron of LGBT History Month, Pride London, GAY-GLOS, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, and FFLAG where he appears in their video “Parents Talking.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
05-25-1959 Julian Clary – Born in Surbiton, Surrey, England. He is an English comedian, actor, presenter, and novelist. He began appearing on
television in the mid-1980s. In 2012, he was the winner of Celebrity Big Brother. Clary often performs comical renditions of musical numbers in his stage and television appearances. He released a music single in 1988, a humorous rendition of Leader of the Pack. It reached no. 60 in the UK Singles Chart. He is married to Ian Mackley. The couple have been together since 2005 and married on November 19, 2016. They live at Goldenhurst Farm, a seventeenth-century manor house once owned by Noël Coward.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
05-25-1969 Stacy London – Born in New York City, New York. She is of Sicilian descent on the mother’s side and Jewish descent on the father’s side. She is an American stylist/fashion consultant, author, and magazine editor and is best-known as co-host on What Not to Wear, a reality TV show.
On December 31, 2019, she announced that she was in her first serious relationship with a woman, musician Cat Yezbak, for over a year. On her Instagram, she wrote, “So I used to date men. Now I date her.”
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
The San Francisco school board votes 7 to 0 to include materials on homosexuality in the sex education curriculum of the city’s public schools.
An early-morning fire at New York City’s Everard Baths leaves nine men dead and seven others critically injured. Fire officials later blame the blaze on a smoldering mattress in one of the baths’ cubicles, and on the absence of a working sprinkler system in the building.
More than fifteen thousand gay men and lesbians attend a special “Gay Night” at Disneyland to benefit the Los Angeles Gay Community Services Center. It is the largest private party the theme park has ever had. It represented one of the first times gay people congregated in these numbers outside a gay pride parade.The current “Gay Day” at Disney World in Orlando began in 1991 and is held on the first Sunday in June. The first documented event, in 1991, had 3,000 gays and lesbians from central Florida going to area theme parks on one day wearing red shirts to make their presence more visible. Disney does not sanction Gay Days and officially tells employees to treat it as any other summer day.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
05-25-1981 Anette Trettebergstuen – Born in Hamar, Norway. She is a Norwegian politician. She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Hedmark in 2005,
representing the Labour Party. Trettebergstuen was the out openly lesbian politician in the Norwegian Parliament. In January 2008, the Norwegian website Gaysir named her Norway’s second most powerful lesbian.
05-25-1986 Neon Hitch – She is an English singer and songwriter. Born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom. Neon is her real name — her father is a lighting technician. When their house burned down, her mother, Irene Gardiner, bought a
caravan to live in. They then began street performing, making and selling jewelry and clothing around Europe. Consequently, Neon never attended school. By the age of four, she was traveling and performing with the Archaos circus. At age ten, she began writing poetry which led to her writing lyrics. Her family was featured in a BBC documentary. She has many tattoos including one that says “Gypsy” on her wrist, which represents her caravan upbringing and Romani ancestry. Hitch met Amy Winehouse at a party and told Amy that she was homeless. Amy took her in and helped her get her act together before she went to New York to record. Hitch said, “She was like a big sister to me. I owe her a lot for that. I am absolutely devastated about what happened. Her spirit will live on forever.” Hitch is openly bisexual.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Billboard implements SoundScan technology on their Albums chart, replacing the decades-old system that relied on record stores to report sales figures. With SoundScan, the sales are tracked electronically, providing much more accurate data.
– Barbra Streisand postponed the first night of a six-night stand in Anaheim, CA. She had come down with viral laryngitis.
1995: In Egan v. Canada the Supreme Court of Canada rules that sexual orientation is a prohibited ground of discrimination under Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a part of the constitution. Section 15 does not explicitly list sexual orientation, but is designed to permit the addition of new grounds by the courts. The ruling will have a wide impact since Section 15 applies to all laws, including human rights laws that prohibit discrimination by all employers, landlords, service providers and governments.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna cancelled three shows in Israel after terrorists threatened to kill her and her kids. A spokesperson said she was targeted because she symbolises the West and not because she practises the Jewish faith Kabbalah.
2007: Colorado and Iowa ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private sector.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
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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:
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.
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.