BCE to The Suffragettes
05-29-1841 — 11-10-1917 Ella Wesner – Born in Pennsylvania, place unknown. She was the
most celebrated male impersonator of the Gilded Age of Vaudeville. Her career was with the vaudeville impresario Tony Pastor. Her career was briefly stopped when she left Pastor’s shows and ran off to Paris with the notorious Helen Josephine Mansfield, who had been the mistress of “Diamond Jubilee” Jim Fisk, as well as the mistress of his murderer, Edward S. Stokes. The event caused considerable scandal and it was reported in most of the major newspapers in the US. After the romance cooled, Wesner returned to the US and resumed her career with Pastor, winning ever larger audiences. She never married and preferred female lovers. She left instructions that when she died to be buried in male attire.
05-29-1894 – p1-20-1989 Beatrice “Bea” Lillie – Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was a Canadian-born British actress, singer, and comedic performer. Lillie performed in Ontario with her mother and older sister, Muriel.
Eventually, her mother took the girls to London, England, where she made her West End début in the 1914 show Not Likely! In 1924 she made her Broadway début in André Charlot’s Revue, starring Gertrude Lawrence. She starred in her first film, Exit Smiling (1927), opposite Jack Pickford, the younger brother of Mary Pickford. After a 1927 tour on the Orpheum Circuit, Lillie returned to Vaudeville at the Palace Theatre in New York, performing there frequently in 1928. According to English critic Sheridan Morley, “Lillie’s great talents were the arched eyebrow, the curled lip, the fluttering eyelid, the tilted chin, the ability to suggest, even in apparently innocent material, the possible double entendre.” In 1953, she won a Tony Award for her revue An Evening with Beatrice Lillie. Lillie did marry in 1920 to Sir Robert Peel. She eventually separated from her husband, but the couple never divorced. They had a son that was killed in WWII. Lillie is known
to have had affairs with women, including Gertrude Lawrence, Tallulah Bankhead, and Katherine Cornell. In 1948, while touring in the show Inside USA, she met John Philip Huck. He was three decades younger, a former Marine, and became her friend and companion for the rest of her life. She retired from the stage due to Alzheimer’s disease. Thoroughly Modern Millie (filmed in 1966 and released in 1967) was her last film. Julie Andrews remembered that Lillie had to be prompted through her lines and was often confused on the set. Lillie died in 1989 in England. Huck died of a heart attack the next day, and the two were buried in the churchyard of St. Margaret’s in Harpsden, Oxfordshire, near Henley-on-Thames.
Igor Stravinsky’s composition “The Rite of Spring” premiered in Paris.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
Bing Crosby recorded the Irving Berlin song ‘White Christmas’. Crosby recorded the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers in just 18 minutes. Crosby re-recorded “White Christmas” in 1947 and that is the version heard most often on the radio at Christmastime. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. It was deemed the biggest selling single of all time, until 1997’s “Candle In The Wind (Princess Diana Tribute)” by Elton John.
05-29-1944 Helmut Berger – Born in Bad Ischl, Austria. He is an Austrian film and television actor. He
appears primarily in European cinema but has also acted in some American film, including The Godfather Part III. He was lovers with director Luchino Visconti from 1964 until Visconti’s death in 1976. Berger is openly bisexual.
05-29-1947 Bishop Gene Robinson – Born in Fayette County, Kentucky, In 2003 he became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.
Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003 and succeeded as bishop diocesan in March 2004. Before becoming bishop, he served as Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of New Hampshire. Robinson is widely known for being the first priest in an openly gay relationship to be consecrated a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate, a matter of significant controversy. After his election, many theologically conservative Episcopalians in the United States abandoned the Episcopal Church, formed the Anglican Church in North America(ACNA) and aligned themselves with bishops outside the Episcopal Church in the United States, a process called the Anglican realignment. Rev. Robinson’s story has appeared in print and film. After resigning as bishop of New Hampshire in 2013, Robinson moved to Washington, D.C. to join the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow and serve as bishop-in-residence at St. Thomas’ Parish. In 2014, Robinson and his husband Mark Andrew divorced. In 2017, Robinson was named Vice-President and Senior Pastor of the Chautauqua Institution, a center for arts, education, recreation and religion in upstate New York.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
05-29-1959 Rupert Everett – Born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, England. He is an English actor and writer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell’s play and subsequent film Another Country (1984) as an openly gay
pupil at an English public school in the 1930s. He has since appeared in many other films, including My Best Friend’s Wedding, An Ideal Husband, The Next Best Thing, and the Shrek sequels. He is openly gay. In 2009, Everett told British newspaper The Observer that he wished he had never revealed his sexuality, he feels that it hurt his career and advised younger actors against such candor. Everett criticized the introduction of same-sex marriage, claiming, “I find it personally beyond tragic that we want to ape this institution that is so clearly a disaster.” In addition to his autobiography and the screenplay for the Wilde biopic, Everett has written several books, such as The Hairdressers of St. Tropez.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
5-29-1960 – 03-30-2020 Lorena Borjas – Born in Veracruz, Mexico. She was a Mexican-American transgender and immigrant rights activist, known as the mother of the transgender Latinx community in Queens, New York.
Borjas emigrated to the US in 1981 with the goal of obtaining hormone therapy and transitioning to live as a woman. She became a legal permanent resident of the US in 1990. In 1995, Borjas made activism her life’s work. For decades, Borjas worked to protect transgender victims of human trafficking (which she herself had experienced), slavery, and violence. She hosted women who had been ostracized from their families in her own apartment until they were able to support themselves. Cecillia Gentili, a friend and a transgender leader, stated, “Needed a lawyer? Doctor? Housing? A job? She was there. Lorena was that person who, if you got arrested, you called her at three in the morning and she would answer. First thing in the morning she would be in court with a lawyer to get you out of jail.” She earned honors from former Mayor Dinkins, New York Attorney General, Letitia James, and Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. In 2019, she was declared a New York Woman of Distinction in the State Senate. During the coronavirus pandemic, Borjas created and promoted a mutual aid fund to help transgender people who were impacted by the economic crisis. Borjas died at Coney Island Hospital from complication of COVID-19. Following her death, New York City Council member Francisco Moya announced plans to rename a street in his district, where Borjas lived, after her.
05-29-1960 Mike Freer – Born in Manchester, England. He is a British politician. A Conservative, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of
Finchley and Golders Green at the 2010 general election. Freer is openly gay, which he revealed to fellow MPs during a speech in the debates over Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Act 2013. He lives with his husband Angelo Crolla. He and Crolla entered into a civil partnership in January 2007. On the eighth anniversary of their civil partnership, in January 2015, they got married.
05-29-1961 Melissa Etheridge – Born in Leavenworth, Kansas. She is an American rock singer, songwriter, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge released in 1988 became a hit. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, Bring Me Some Water, garnered Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.
In 1993, she won her first Grammy award for her single Ain’t It Heavy from her third album. Later that year, she released what would become her mainstream breakthrough album, Yes I Am. The album featured three Top 40 hits, including Come to My Window, which won her a second Grammy Award. In 2007, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for I Need to Wake Up from the film An Inconvenient Truth. In September 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She came out publicly as a lesbian in January 1993 at the Triangle Ball, a gay celebration of President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration. Since her coming out she has become famous as a rights activist. She is also a committed advocate for environmental issues.
May 29, 1962
Barbra Streisand appeared on CBS-TV’s “The Garry Moore Show.” She sang “When The Sun Comes Out,” a few bars of “Moanin’ Low,” and, for the first time in public anywhere, her classic slow-tempo version of “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
Ten men and three women participate in an ECHO (East Coast Homophile Organization) picket of the White House.
Organized by the East Coast Homophile Organizations, seven men and three women picket the White House. It was the first of a series of pickets held throughout the summer, which also targeted the Civil Service Commission, the State Department and The Pentagon. Although the June 28, 1969, Stonewall riots are generally considered the starting point of the modern gay liberation movement, a number of demonstrations and actions took place before that date. A favorite technique of early activists was the picket line, especially for those actions organized by such Eastern groups as the Mattachine Society of New York, the Mattachine Society of Washington, Philadelphia’s Janus Society and the New York chapter of Daughters of Bilitis, These groups acted under the collective name East Coast Homophile Organizations or ECHO.
05-29-1968 Hida Viloria – Born in Jamaica, Queens, New York to immigrated Colombian and Venezuelan parents. She is a Latinx American writer, author of Born Both: An Intersex Life. Viloria is an intersex and non-
binary rights activist and is Founding Director of the Intersex Campaign for Equality. Her father, a physician, and mother, an ex-school teacher, chose to register and raise her as female without subjecting her to medically unnecessary cosmetic genital surgeries. On Human Rights Day, 2013, Viloria became the first openly intersex person to speak at the U.N., by invitation, at the event “Sport Comes Out Against Homophobia”, along with tennis legend Martina Navratilova, and NBA player Jason Collins. In April, 2017, she became the second American recipient of an intersex birth certificate, issued by the city of New York. In 2019, Viloria was featured in the Smithsonian Channel documentary, The General was Female?, which explores compelling evidence that General Pulaski, the father of the American Cavalry, may have been intersex.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
05-29-1975 David Burtka – Born in Dearborn, Michigan. He is an American actor and chef. He is known for his acting roles in theatre and television shows such as How I Met Your Mother and The Play About the Baby. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Pasadena in the summer of 2009. He and Neil Patrick Harris married in Italy in September 2014. They had been together since 2006 and have two children.
then closted Barry Manilow remained at #10 with “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again” on the usa charts
1979: Los Angeles outlaws discrimination against homosexuals in private sector employment and in patronization of business establishments in its city. Mayor Thomas Bradley signs bills which go into effect July 2, 1979.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) becomes the second U.S. congressman to come out when he tells an interviewer from The Boston Globe that he is gay. Seventeen months later, he is reelected to Congress 70 percent to 30 percent
George Michael’s single “I Want Your Sex” was released.
Madonna released her 18th single, “Express Yourself”.
Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to a baby girl. Danielle Riley was the daughter of Danny Keough. (pronounced KEE-oh). By the time she reached the age of 14, she was working as a fashion model and has since become an accomplished actress, co-starring in the 2010 film The Runaways with Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart and Tatum O’Neal.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Concerned that some pupils were overly identifying with Freddie Mercury, the sacred heart School in Clifton New Jersey decided not to sing the Queen song ‘We Are The Champions’, at their Graduation Ceremony.
The FBI recovered 44 nude pictures of Madonna stolen from photographer Steven Meisel.
The Manic Street Preachers won the best song award for ‘A Design For Life’ at the 42nd Ivor Novello awards. Other winners included The Spice Girls for Hit of the year with ‘Wannabe’, Elvis Costello for Outstanding contribution to music, George Michael won Songwriter Of The Year and Most Performed work for ‘Fastlove.’
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2004: U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner (in Massachusetts) rules that stating that someone is homosexual does not libel or slander them, saying that “a finding that such a statement is defamatory requires this court to legitimize the prejudice and bigotry that for too long have plagued the homosexual community”. The ruling came in a lawsuit of James Albright against the singer Madonna: Albright’s name had appeared in a photo caption in a book by Andrew Morton about Madonna. Gertner said previous rulings that stating someone is homosexual is defamatory had relied on laws criminalizing same-sex sexual acts, and had to be reevaluated in light of more recent rulings that such laws are Constitutionally suspect.
Bob Geldof and Elton John announce five July concerts that will make up Live 8 – a new initiative to raise awareness of poverty.
LGBtQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Geldof’s Band Aid for Africa was to get a hit song for Geldof, and did not accomplish anything but perpetual awareness fundraisers with no accountability for funds distribution.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Lisa Marie Presley intervened to stop a letter written to her by ex-husband Michael Jackson from being auctioned. The handwritten note by the late King Of Pop was of a personal nature and was reportedly penned between 1993 and 1996. Auction house owner Darren Julien stated “We wanted to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley.”
2013 – Robert Hampton “Robbie” Rogers III (born May 12, 1987) is an American professional soccer player. On this day, he signed with the LA Galaxy, making him the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the Galaxy. In February 2013, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu who came out in 1990.
“In the 8 years I have been in this position, I have never seen anything like this.” “How dare us make fun and make light of someone who is sharing something very personal.
The outcome I am sure will be a very chilling effect.”
Ruth Glen CEO of NCADV (National Coalition against Domestic Violence)
How The ‘Memeification’ Of Amber Heard Affects Domestic Violence Survivors
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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.