BCE to The Suffragettes
05-27-1912 – 06-18-1982 John Cheever – Born in Quincy, Massachusetts. American novelist and short story writer. He is now recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the 20th century. Cheever’s most remembered short stories include The Enormous Radio, Goodbye, My Brother,The Five-Forty-Eight, The Country Husband, and The Swimmer. He also wrote four novels: The Washout Chronicle (National Book
Award, 1958), The Washout Scandal (William Dean Howells Medal, (1965), Bullet Park (1969) and a novella Oh What a Paradise It Seems (1982). A compilation of his short stories, The Stories of John Cheever, won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and a National Book Critics Circle Award, and its first paperback edition won a 1981 National Book Award. Cheever was an alcoholic and filled with sexual guilt and self-loathing. Cheever had many sexual encounters with men, including the photographer Walker Evans and the writer Calvin Kentfield. He also hired male prostitutes. In 1975 his wife, Mary, drove him to the Smithers Alcoholism Treatment and Training Center in New York. The treatment worked and on May 7th, when he left Smithers, he never drank again. In an interview by Rachel Cooke, Cheever’s widow, Mary, said she always knew, deep down, what her husband was. When asked if she ever thought of leaving him, she replied, “Oh, yes. Quite often. But I couldn’t leave the children, and how could I have supported them?” She was then asked if she missed him after he was gone. Mary said, “Yes! I lived with him all my life. We didn’t always get on badly.” Ben, their son, said, “You were very important to him, as someone to adore, and someone to despise.” Mary replied, “His whole life was about writing, and I believed in what he was doing, and I wanted to support that. I don’t think he would have lived as long without me. I kept him alive.” It was to Ben that his father came out two weeks before he died. “What I wanted to tell you, Cheever said bluntly, “is that your father has had his cock sucked by quite a few disreputable characters…”
1917, UK – Major Michael Augustus Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers (27 May 1917 – December 1999) was a West Country landowner who gained notoriety in Britain in the 1950s when he was put on trial for buggery. This trial was instrumental in bringing public attention—and opposition—to the laws against homosexual acts as they then stood.
1919, Germany –Berlin doctor Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935)co-founds the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft(Institute for Sex Research), a pioneering private research institute and counseling office. Its library of thousands of books was destroyed by the Nazis in May of 1933.
05-27-1925 – 08-20-1988 Jean-Paul Aron – Born in Strasbourg, France. He was a French writer, philosopher, and journalist. His most notable work is Les Modernes, which was published in 1984.
Aron was a close friend of philosopher Michel Foucault in the early 1950s, before a falling out over a lover. Like Foucault, Aron died of AIDS and is widely credited for giving the disease a human face and challenging the public perception of the disease. During his lifetime, he published several historical works that examined middle-class social practices.
05-27-1926 – 09-24-2016 Wenche Bryn Lowzow – Born in Oslo, Norway. She is a Norwegian politician in the Conservative Party of Norway. She was a member of the Norwegian parliament as a representative from Oslo between 1977-1985. When same-sex civil unions were accepted by Norwegian law in 1993, Lowzow and her partner, author, and activist Karen-Christine Friele were among the first to formalize their relationship.
In 1952 she wrote “Spring Fire,” the first lesbian paperback novel which was the beginning of the lesbian pulp fiction genre. Her publisher made her change its ending from happy to tragic. The book sold 1.5 million copies. Marijane used the pseudonym Vin Packer among others. Using her own observations of lesbians, she wrote a series of nonfiction books about lesbians under the pen name Ann Aldrich from 1955 to 1972. She died in 1995. She wrote a series of nonfiction books about lesbians under the pen name Ann Aldrich from 1955 to 1972. In 1972 she switched genres and pen names once more to begin writing for young adults, and became quite successful as M.E. Kerr, producing over 20 novels and winning multiple awards including the American Library Association‘s lifetime award for young-adult literature, the ALA Margaret Edwards Award. She was described by The New York Times Book Review as “one of the grand masters of young adult fiction.” As Mary James, she wrote four books for younger children. Meaker was involved romantically with author Patricia Highsmith for two years. She wrote about this relationship in the 2003 nonfiction memoir, Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s, and discussed it and her own pulp fiction novels in interviews around the time of the book’s release. Meaker explained her reasons behind writing about their relationship: “I knew Pat when she was young and not yet so jaded and bigoted. The internet is filled with stories of her meanness, and prejudice, and also of herintroversion, of her being a loner. I met that Pat many years after we broke up.”Meaker died in 1995.
The Century of Progress Exposition (World’s Fair) opened in Chicago. Originally designed to celebrate the city’s centennial, it came to symbolize hope for the future of Chicago, and America, in the midst of the Great Depression.
05-27-1935 Karen-Christine (Kim) Friele – Born in Fana in Bergen, Norway. She is a Norwegian gay rights and human rights activist, famous for being the first Norwegian to publicly acknowledge and advocate her sexuality, in June 1965. Friele is credited for having influenced the abolishment of criminalization of homosexual acts in 1972 and for declassifying homosexuality as a psychiatric condition in 1978. She and Wenche Lowzow, a noted politician in the Conservative Party were among the first to formalize their partnership when same-sex unions were allowed in 1993. She has written several books on gay and human rights starting in 1972. In 2000 Friele was appointed a Knight 1st Class of the Order of St. Olav. A bust of her was unveiled in 2005 and is now placed at the main branch of the Oslo Public Library.
1937 – Approximately 200,000 bridge walkers attend the opening day of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The bridge was considered a symbol of the gay community.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1960: In San Francisco, the Daughters of Bilitis sponsors a three-day national convention of lesbians, perhaps the first public gathering focused on the topic of lesbianism in the United States.
May 27, 1963
Ruth Brown appeared at the Cafe Tia Juana in Cleveland. Brown was once asked by a reporter, “At what point did rhythm & blues start becoming rock ‘n’ roll?” Without hesitation she fired back: “When the white kids started to dance to it.”
May 27, 1964
Eleven young boys were suspended from a school in Coventry, England for having Mick Jagger style haircuts.
USA LP CHarts: The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #6 and still in the Top 10 after 115 weeks,
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
May 27, 1974
already become superstars all over the rest of the world; ABBA debuted with their first single, “Waterloo” on the U.S. charts.
Backstage after a Jackson 5 show at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, 6-year-old Lisa Marie Presley was introduced to 15-year-old Michael Jackson.
1977: Wyoming repeals its laws against homosexual acts between consenting adults.
“Even Now” by Barry Manilow, then closeted, was the new #1 Adult Contemporary song.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
The Smiths were at No.1 on the UK independent chart with their debut single ‘Hand In Glove.’ The Smiths recorded the track after their manager Joe Moss paid £250 for a one-day recording session at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England.
Lambda Book Report, the first periodical devoted exclusively to lesbian and gay literature, makes its debut.
With wife Tammy Faye weeping at his side, disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker goes on ABC’s Nightline to publicly refute charges of his sexual indiscretions, as well as accusations that he mismanaged funds from his once-thriving television ministry. He is eventually sentenced to 45 years in federal prison. Tammy Faye divorced him while he was serving his sentence, remarried, and became a prominent gay rights activist up until her death from cancer in 2007. Their son, Jay Bakker, is a gay-rights affirming pastor with his own congregation, Revolution Church.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
05-27-1990 Chris Colfer – Born in Clovis, California, he is an American actor, singer, and writer known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the television series Glee, for which he won a 2011 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Also nominated for a 2011 Emmy. In an interview that aired July 13, 2014, he confirmed that he has a boyfriend. Colfer is an active supporter of the It Gets Better Campaign and The Trevor Project. He is also outspoken about the importance of adopting animals from shelters.
Russia – President Boris Yeltsin publishes a decree decriminalizing consensual adult male sodomy.
05-27-1994 Shawnacy “Shawn” Barber – Born in New Mexico, he grew up in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian track and field athlete specializing in the pole vault. Barber won the 2015 World Championship in Beijing, China. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Barber placed tenth in wet and windy condition.
In 2017, Barber came out as gay. He came out publicly on Face Book on April 24, 2017, when he wrote: “Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My parents are my greatest support and have helped me through a lot recently. To my friends, you are always my friends and I love you too!”
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Liza Minelli sang an a cappella version of “Liza With a Z” with Luciano Pavarotti live via satellite for a charity show on Italian television. She had been hospitalized two days early after falling and breaking her right kneecap.
Robbie Williams was voted into first place beating Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie to be named the best live solo artist. A UK nation-wide survey of 5,000 people saw the former Take That star beat music icons including Madonna, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan. U2 were named best live band, ahead of Queen and Oasis, in a poll by Carling to celebrate the UK’s live music scene.
C.R.A.Z.Y. – Initial release date of the French-language Canadian film from Quebec. The film was directed and co-written by Jean-Marc Vallée. It tells the story of Zac, a young gay man dealing with homophobia while growing up with four brothers and a conservative father in Quebec during the 1960s and 1970s.
Russia – First attempt at Moscow pride. The march accompanying a gay rights forum was banned. Some activists try to march despite the ban. Neo-Nazi groups and Orthodox protesters threaten the gay activists and beat the marchers. About 50 marchers and 20 protesters are arrested. In 2016, arrests took place during Moscow’s 10th Gay Pride Parade, an event that officials have banned every year of its existence. In previous years, police quickly dispersed the demonstrations, and again protesters were quickly arrested and hauled into waiting vans.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
In Chicago, Beyoncé continued her Formation World Tour with a concert at Soldier Field.
Cher’s ex husband, Gregg Allman, guitarist and keyboard player for The Allman Brothers Band died due to complications from liver cancer at the age of 69.
2018 – Connie Kurtz (1936-May 27, 2018) died in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ruthie Berman (born 1934) and Connie Kurtz are American LGBT rights activists. As a couple, they successfully sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic partner benefits, winning such benefits for all New York City employees. Both women were born in Brooklyn, Berman in 1934 and Kurtz in 1936. They met in the late 1950s and became friends, both married to men and had children at the time. Kurtz moved to Israel with her family in 1970, and when she returned to visit America in 1974, she and Ruthie fell in love. They divorced their husbands and became a couple. “Forty-two years we have been ‘significant others,’ we have been ‘life partners,’ we have been any name at the time fitting couples of the same sex,” Connie said. “We now are ‘spouses.’ ’’ They married on July 26, 2011 in New York City — two days after the state legalized same-sex marriage.Known in the gay world as “Ruthie and Connie,” they received the SAGE Pioneer Award in 2016, presented by Services & Advocacy For GLBT Elders, the country’s largest and oldest organization for LGBT seniors.The 2017 Ruthie and Connie LGBT Elder Americans Act was endorsed by SAGE USA, National Center for Transgender Equality, and National LGBTQ Task Force.In 2002 a documentary titled “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House,” directed by Deborah Dickson, was made about their lives.. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2002, and won six best documentary awards within a year. The Ruth Berman and Connie Kurtz Papers are held in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
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.