BCE to The Suffragettes
05-28-1913 – 12-04-1989 May Swenson – Born in Bethany Beach, Delaware. She was an American poet and playwright born in Logan Utah. Swenson was the eldest of ten children in a Mormon household where Swedish was spoken regularly and English was a
second language. As a lesbian, she was shunned by her family for religious reasons. She is considered one of the most important and original poets of the 20th century. She and her partner, Pearl Schwartz, became known for the parties they hosted in their Perry St. apartment. Swenson divided her parties into two types — the “literary” parties and the “gay” parties — although there was quite a bit of crossover among the guests. She sold her first book, Another Animal (1954), on her 40th birthday.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
May 28, 1957
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. The NARAS is known for organizing the Grammy Awards.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1960 – First U.S. public gathering of lesbians, at San Francisco’s Daughters of Bilitis national convention. Daughters of Bilitis formed in San Francisco in 1955 by Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008)and Phyllis Lyon(born November 10, 1924)as a social alternative to lesbian barswhich were subject to raids and police harassment. The DOB endured for 14 years as an educational resource for lesbians, gay men, researchers and mental health professionals.Bilitis is the name given to a fictional lesbian contemporary of Sapphoby the French poet Pierre Louÿs in his 1894 work The Songs of Bilitisin which Bilitis lives on the Isle of Lesbos alongside Sappho.
05-28-1960 Corine Mauch – Born in Iowa City, Iowa. Swiss Social Democrat politician. She is the first female and first openly gay person to be elected mayor of Zurich. She was
elected mayor in March 2009, after ten years on the city council. Mauch is the daughter of Ursula Mauch, who led the Social Democratic Party in the federal parliament. Mauch grew up in the canton of Aargau. In 2012 Mauch began the procedure to renounce her United States citizenship. Her office confirmed media reports of the renunciation in April 2013.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
The album Barry Manilow Live debuted at #10.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
05-28-1981 Aaron Schock – Born in Morris, Minnesota. He is a former American politician who was Republican U.S. Representative for Illinois’s
18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015. Schock resigned from Congress in March 2015 amid a scandal involving his use of public and campaign funds for his own personal use. In 2016, a federal grand jury indicted him. He and the prosecutors reached a plea agreement. All charges were dropped in return for a period of good behavior and payment of $100,000 in restitution. Schock had a voting record of consistently opposing LGBT rights. He came out as gay in March 2020.
1987 – Barney Frank (D. Mass) (born March 31, 1940) is the first US Congressperson to come out. In July 2012, he married his long-time partner, James Ready, becoming the first sitting member of Congress to marry someone of the same sex.
1987: Prominent gay actor, director and playwright Charles Ludlam dies of AIDS at age 44.
Whitney Houston released her second studio album, “Whitney,” in Canada. It was issued in the U.S. five days later.
Faith by George Michael was #1 for a ninth week on the Album chart but the former #1 “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack held strong at #2
Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their tribute to Princess Diana–“Candle in the Wind ’97”.
1989 – The Leather Pride flag, designed by Tony DeBlase (1942-July 21, 2000), debuts at the International Mister Leather event in Chicago.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1990, Tallinn, Estonia – The Estonian Academy of Sciences History Institute sponsors the first international conference on homosexuality and other sexual minorities to be held in the USSR. Gay British historian Jeffrey Weeks (born 1945)and Dutch sociologist Gert Hekma are among the attendees.
1997, France – Ma Vie En Rose(My Life in Pink) is released, telling the story of a transgender child. Thefilm was directed by Alain Berlinerand depicts Ludovic’s family struggling to accept this transgressive gender expression. The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. In the United States the film received an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, an unusual decision because the film has minimal sexual content, minimal violence, and mild language. Those opposed to the rating believe that the rating was the result of transphobia. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Filmas well as the Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
1998: U.S. President Bill Clinton signs Executive Order 13087 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in the competitive service of the federal civilian workforce.
1999 – Yahoo! takes over GeoCities for $357 billion from GeoCities gay developer David Bohnett (born April 2, 1956). Bohnett launched NetZero, PlanetOut and other internet companies. In addition, he has donated computers and accompanying funds for college and university LGBT centers. The first campus David Bohnett Cyber Center was launched at UCLA in 2004.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2003: Rick Perry, governor of the U.S. state of Texas, signs the Texas Defense of Marriage Act. The act allows Texas to deny recognition of same-sex marriages and other forms of same-sex partnerships performed in other states.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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.