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LGBTQ2 Her/History May 26

BCE to The Suffragettes

May 26, 1835

The U.S. Congress passed a resolution declaring it had no authority over state slavery laws.

05-26-1877 – 09-14-1927   Isadora Duncan – Born in San Francisco, California. She was an American-French dancer known for her innovative dance and choreography, she’s known as “The Mother of Dance.”

Duncan was bisexual. She married Sergei Yesenin in 1922. They separated in 1923. Duncan had two children out of wedlock. In 1913, both children drowned while in the care of their nanny. Duncan spent several months recuperating in Corfu with her brother and sister. She then spent several weeks at the Viareggio seaside resort with the lesbian actress Eleonora Duse. Duncan had a relationship with the poet and playwright Mercedes de Acosta. Letters between the two document their affair. In one, Duncan wrote, “Mercedes, lead me with your little strong hands and I will follow you — to the top of a mountain. To the end of the world. Wherever you wish.” On September 14, 1927, in Nice, France, her scarf became entangled in the wheels and axle of the car in which she was riding and broke her neck.

May 26, 1913

In New York City, the Actors’ Equity Association was organized.

5-26-1925 – 02-06-2017   Alex McCowen – Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. He was an English actor known for his work in numerous film andstage productions.

  Films include A Night to Remember (1958), Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, Travels With My Aunt (1972, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe), and Never Say Never Again (1983). His partner, Geoffrey Burridge, died from AIDS complications in 1987.

McCowen died in 2017 at age 91.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-26-1944 – Emily C. Hewitt – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Former Judge of United States Court of Federal Claims, appointed by President Clinton on October 22, 1998. In 2006, she was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Financial Disclosure Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Emily C. Hewitt

President Obama designated Hewitt to serve as Chief Judge on March 11, 2009. She served as Chief Judge until October 21, 2013, when her 15-year term as judge of the Court ended. She was one of the first of eleven women ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1974. In addition to hundreds of legal opinions, Hewitt is the author and co-author of more than two dozen publications on legal and religious topics. She is married to Eleanor D. Acheson, who served as Assistant Attorney General of the United States during the Clinton Administration.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-26-1951 – 07-23-2012 Sally Ride – Born in Los Angeles, California. She was the first United States woman astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman in space and still remains the youngest American astronaut to travel to space. After flying twice on the space shuttle Challenger, she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control, then the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics.

Sally Ride

She  served on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, the only person to participate in both. Ride was extremely private about her personal life. She married fellow NASA astronaut Steve Hawley in 1982; they divorced in 1987. After her death, her obituary revealed that Ride’s partner of 27 years was Tam O’Shaughnessy, a professor emerita of school psychology at San Diego State University. They were childhood friends and met when both were aspiring tennis players. O’Shaughnessy and Ride wrote six acclaimed children’s science books together. Ride died of pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012. She is the first known Lesbian in space and known as the first woman to walk in space.

05-26-1954 Alan Hollinghurst – Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. He is an English novelist, poet, short story writer, and translator.

Alan Hollinghurst

In 1989 he won the Somerset Maugham Award and in 2004 he won the Booker Prize. From 1985 to 1990, he was The Times Literary Supplement‘s deputy editor.

Hollinghurst is openly gay.


Liberace gave a three-hour solo piano performance for an audience of 16,000 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

05-26-1957 Ulrike Lunacek – Born in Krems an der Donau, Austria. She is an Austrian politician. She attended school in Vienna and in Boone, Iowa.  

Ulrike Lunacek

From 1999 to 2009she was a member of parliament and the Green group’s spokeswoman on foreign and development policy as well as equality for lesbians, gays and transgender persons. She was the first openly lesbian politician in the Austrian Parliament. In 2009 she was awarded the Grand Gold Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria. The Rosa Courage Award was given to her in 2013. She came out in 1980. Since 1994 she has been living with a woman from Peru.

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

May 26, 1972

Elton John released the album Honky Chateau in the United States (he had released the LP on May 19 in the U.K.)


 Elton John’s “Daniel” reached #3

May 26, 1975

Janis Ian released her poignant song “At Seventeen”.

1977 – Officers of the National Gay (later: and Lesbian) Task Force Bruce Voeller (1934-Feb. 13, 1994)and Jean O’Leary  (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005) and other leaders-including Pokey Anderson, Charles Brydon, Charlotte Bunch (born October 13, 1944), Frank Kameny (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011), Cookie Lutkefedder, Mary Mendola, Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944), Rev. Troy Perry July 27, 1940, Betty Powell, George Raya (born April 23, 1949), Myra Riddell (1927 -Jan. 11, 2008), and Charlotte Spitzer meet with President Carter aide Midge Costanza  (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010). The meeting marks the first official discussion of gay and lesbian rights in the White House.


Donna Summer co-hosted The Midnight Special.


Bette Midler appeared on Saturday Night Live on NBC-TV.

 USA song charts: Donna Summer was a solid #2 with “Hot Stuff”.  While–“We Are Family” from Sister Sledge, which leapt from 13 to 6

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1968 – born: Transgender Kim Coco Iwamoto would later run in Hawaii’s August 11, 2018, primary election as a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Iwamoto has been recognized as an activist, editorialist, policymaker, advocate, and philanthropist, with recent positions including role as a commissioner on the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and as a member of the Hawaii Board of Education. Iwamoto was also recognized as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama. When elected to the Hawaii Board of Education, attained the highest ranking of an openly transgender elected official in the United States as well as the first openly transgender official to win statewide office

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

05-26-1987 Tooji (b. Touraj Keshtkar) – Born in Shiraz, Iran, moved to Norway when he was one year old. He is an Iranian-Norwegian singer, painter, model, and television host. 


He holds a bachelor’s degree in child welfare. Tooji has worked in asylum reception centers helping children and teenage refugees and victims of human trafficking. In June 2015, he came out as gay to the Norwegian website Gaysir, stating that he hoped he could make it easier for young gay people by being open about his own sexuality. He is also a supporter of women’s rights.


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” opened in Moscow with a British and American cast.

Surgeon General C. Everett Koop oversees the first national education campaign regarding HIV/AIDS.The first mailing, Understanding Aids, is mailed nationally on this day. The mailing focused on debunking the myth that HIV/AIDS only affected males and the LGBT community.

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


For the first time ever the Top five positions on the US singles chart were held by female artists; Madonna was at No.1 with ‘Vogue’, Heart were at No.2, Sinead O’Connor No.3, Wilson Phillips at No.4 and Janet Jackson was at No.5


George Michael had the #1 album in the U.K. with Older.


It was announced that the Backstreet Boys album “Millennium” had sold 1.13 million units in its first week of release.

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


Celine Dion returned to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after a neck injury forced her to postpone performances for two weeks.


Mariah Carey registered her 16th #1 song, “We Belong Together”, leaving her two shy of Elvis Presley for #2 all-time to the Beatles.

2009: The California Supreme Court issues its ruling in Strauss v. Horton, upholding Proposition 8 by a 6–1 vote but ruling that the marriages performed before the measure took effect remain legal and valid.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2019, Kenya – The government of Kenya reaffirms imprisonment of 5 to 14 years of LGBT people. Nearly every country in Africa is vehemently anti-gay, some with calls for penalty of death. The exception is South Africa which has full inclusion of LGBT people.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

 the Montrose Center

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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