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LGBTQ2 her/his-story May 30

BCE to The Suffragettes

1431 – Joan of Arc (Jan. 6,1412—May 30, 1431) is burned at the stake for heresy, dying at nineteen years of age. She is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Over the years it has been suggested that her “crimes” included cross-dressing and inappropriate relationships with women. Around the age of 12 or 13, she began hearing voices and experiencing visions which she interpreted as signs from God. During her trial, she testified that angels and saints first told her merely to attend church and live piously; later, they began instructing her to deliver France from the invading English and establish Charles VII, the uncrowned heir to the French throne, as the country’s rightful king. Joan’s trial was described as so “unfair” that the trial transcripts were later used as evidence for canonizing her in the 20th century.

May 30, 1539

Explorer Hernando de Soto landed nine ships carrying more than 620 men and 220 horses near present-day Bradenton, Florida. He then led an expedition northward in search of gold.

1593, UK – English poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe, (February 26, 1564 – May 30, 1593) is killed in a fight. Like William Shakespeare, Marlowe is occasionally claimed to have been gay. Others argue that the question of whether an Elizabethan was gay or homosexual in a modern sense is anachronistic. For the Elizabethans, what is often today termed homosexual or bisexual was more likely to be recognized as a sexual act rather than an exclusive sexual orientation and identity.


Opera “Die Verkaufte Braut” premieres (Prague)

May 30, 1879

William Vanderbilt renamed New York City’s Gilmore’s Garden as the first of four venues in Manhattan to be called Madison Square Garden. This first Garden existed for 11 years, had no roof and was leased to P.T. Barnum.

05-30-1903 – 01-09-1946 Countee (pronounced Coun-tay) Cullen. Place of birth unknown. From the age of nine, he grew up in Harlem, New York. He was an 

American poet, author, and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Cullen entered Harvard in 1925, about the same time his first collections of poems, Color, was published. The book included two of his most famous poems, Heritage and Incident. His work celebrated black beauty and deplored the effects of racism. Also, his homosexuality was central to his work, although most African-American scholars ignore or suppress it. His attitude to his homosexuality was as mixed as his attitude to his blackness: simultaneously affirmative and condemnatory, celebratory and troubled. He wrote poems for his lovers and dedicated poems to his closest gay friends. In 1927, Cullen went to France and had a succession of French boyfriends. His love letters to them and their replies are held by Tulane University, New Orleans. From 1937 to 1945 he had a secret affair with economist and activist, Edward Atkinson. Those correspondences are held by Yale University. Cullen did marry twice, the first one lasted only six months.

05-30-1926 – 05-03-1989 “Christine Jorgensen” – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. As an American transgender pioneer,was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment surgery in Copenhagen, Denmark obtained special permission to undergo a series of operations starting in 1951.

Christine Jorgensen

 after graduating from high school in 1945, was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II

Returned to the U.S. in the early 1950s where this transformation was the subject of a New York Daily News front page story. Jorgenson an instant celebrity, worked as an actress and nightclub entertainer and recorded several songs. Jorgensen said in 1989, , that had given the sexual revolution a “ good swift kick in the pants.” Died of bladder and lung cancer four weeks short of her 63rd birthday.

05-30-1932 – 11-24-2016 Pauline Oliveros – Born in Houston, Texas. She was an out lesbian and an American avant-garde composer. Oliveros was a major figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music.

Pauline Oliveros

Oliveros was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s and served as its director. She taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1975 she met her lover, performance artist Linda Montano. Oliveros was the author of five books on music.

In Pop Culture


At Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition, Sally Rand introduced audiences to her fan dance.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-30-1950 Bertrand Delanoe – Born in Tunis, Tunisia. He is a French politician and the Mayor of Paris. One of the first major French politicians to announce that he was gay, during a 1998 television interview. This was before he was elected Mayor of Paris

Bertrand Delanoe

. Delanoe was virtually unknown before the election of 2001, but soon gained fame for organizing new and unusual events in Paris, such as the “Paris Beach” on the banks of the Seine every summer in order to give Parisians who could not take a regular vacation a chance to relax, sunbathe and build sandcastles in the center of Paris. The program, especially popular with families with children, has been in place since 2002 and has since been copied by many other international cities. As mayor, Delanoe’s goals were to improve the quality of life, reduce pollution, and cut down vehicle traffic within the city. He was reelected in 2008 for a six-year term (2008-2014).

in pop culture

May 30, 1956

In “Time” magazine, an article entitled “Teener’s Hero” referred to Elvis Presley’s appeal. It said “his movements suggest, in a word, sex.”

Memphis, TN, May 30, 1956: Elvis attended the Humes and South Side high school graduation ceremony at Ellis Auditorium and congratulated the entire class for their graduation. His former girlfriend Dixie Locke who had gone to South Side high school was among the graduates.Three years before Elvis graduated from Humes high school on June 3, 1953. The graduation ceremony was also held at Ellis Auditorium. Since then he had come a long way.

Elvis attended the Humes and South Side High School graduations at Ellis Auditorium.

05-30-1958 Ann Hampton Callaway – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She is a multiplatinum singer, composer, lyricist, pianist, and actress. She is best known for writing and singing the 

Ann Hampton Callaway

theme to the TV series The Nanny, writing songs for Barbara Streisand, and starring in the Broadway musical Swing! She has composed over 250 songs for television, Broadway, and off-Broadway. Her songs have been recorded not only by Barbara Streisand but also for Patti LuPone, Michael Feinstein, Blossom Dearie, Peter Nero, Karrin Allyson, Harvey Fierstein, and Carole King. The Cole Porter Estate officially recognized her as the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, having sent her music to his posthumously discovered lyric, I Gaze in Your Eyes. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her wife, Kari Strand.

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

05-30-1960 Micah Barnes – Born in Vienna, Austria. He is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter. He has performed both as a solo artist and with the bands Loudboy and The 

Micah Barnes

Nylons. In 2003, he collaborated with the house music duo Thunderpuss on the hit dance track Welcome to My Head, which reached number one on the Billboard club charts. He is openly gay. He was the partner of dancer and actor René Highway, who died of AIDS-related causes in 1990.

May 30, 1963

then closeted Lesley Gore made her first television appearance on American Bandstand on ABC.


University student Anne Murray signed a contract with the CBC-TV show, “Singalong Jubilee.” She was paid $71.50 for each appearance on the show, and $99 if she soloed.

Dolly Parton married Carl Dean in Ringgold, Georgia.

Allison Adler

05-30-1967 Allison Adler – Born in California (city unknown). American television producer and writer, she is best known as the co-creator of The New Normal. In 2011 Adler joined the writing team of Glee, joining six other writers. In 2015, she worked on Supergirl with co-creator Greg Berlanti. The show is based on Superman’s female cousin, Kara Zor-El, and is one of the many strong female shows currently being started by CBS. From 2002 to 2011, she was in a relationship with actress Sara Gilbert. Since 2013, Adler has been dating producer and writer Liz Brixius.

1968 –. On Memorial Day of 1968, men and women gathered at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round for a “gay-in” to hear Mike Hannon, a policeman turned lawyer and Civil Rights activist, speak to the challenges of being gay in a homophobic society. Hannon, who was straight, expressed support for civil rights despite the given the leadership of the police department at the time. He showed that there was broad support to protect the rights of those who demonstrate in the streets. Hannon died at the age of 77 in 2014.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

May 30, 1975

On NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special,” Joan Baez hosted Hoyt Axton and Kool & the Gang.

1977 – In an essay inNewsweek, applauding the efforts of Anita Bryant in Florida, columnist George Will condemns gay rights ordinances as “part of the moral disarmament of society,” and predicts that if the current trend continues, homosexual marriages will soon flourish across the United States and gay people will be allowed to adopt children.

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

1980 – After winning a suit against his high school, Aaron Fricke (born January 25, 1962)takes Paul Guilbert to his senior prom after winning a landmark lawsuit. The suit brought by Aaron Fricke against his school is considered a major milestone in the history of gay rights. Each year cases of young same-sex couples being discriminated against by their schools happen around the world, and when these cases are brought to court, the suit first brought by Aaron Fricke and Paul Guilbert is invariably cited by the plaintiff’s counsel.Aaron later wrote of his experience in a book, Reflections of a Rock Lobster: A Story about Growing Up Gay.  He later collaborated with his father, Walter Fricke, on a book about their relationship and of the elder Fricke’s coming to terms with his son’s homosexuality. That book, Sudden Strangers: The Story of a Gay Son and His Father, was published shortly after Walter Fricke’s death from cancer in 1989.

Alaska state-wide human rights conference on sexual orientation is held, sponsored by the Alaska Women’s Resource Center. It lasts for three days and features a keynote by Miriam Ben-Shalom, (born May 3, 1948). Ben Shalom is an American educator, activist and former Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. After being discharged from the military for homosexualityin 1976, she successfully challenged her discharge in court and returned to military service in 1987, the first openly gay or lesbian person to be reinstated after being discharged under the military’s policy excluding homosexuals from military service. She served until 1990 when the Army succeeded in terminating her service after prolonged judicial proceedings.


Forty members of the Edmonton Police service, six RCMP officers, and two crown attorneys stormed the Pisces Health Spa, a bathhouse used by gay men, on May 30, 1981, at around 1:30 AM. In the raid, 56 men were arrested and charged while an additional six men, owners and employees, were charged with being keepers of a common bawdy house. A local TV station ran the names of those found at Pisces outing the men publicly. In response to the raid, over 100 people rallied at city hall on June 3 to condemn the raid as a violation of civil rights, as well as a waste of money.

The raid drew groups within Edmonton’s gay community together and made it more vocal and public. It was also noted that the Edmonton police consulted with Toronto police on how to execute the raids. The outrage that Edmontonians felt after the raids led to a more accepted and public LGBTQ community and the lack of tolerance towards infringements of civil liberties in Edmonton.

1984 – The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a New York state law that prohibits loitering in a public place for the purposes of soliciting for or engaging in “gay sex.

1986 – American fashion designerPerry Ellis (March 3, 1940 – May 30, 1986) dies of AIDS related diseases at the age of forty-six. In 1981, Ellis began a relationship with attorney Laughlin Barker (1948-Jan. 2, 1986). Later that year, Ellis appointed Barker as president of the licensing division of Perry Ellis International. They remained together until Barker’s death from AIDS in January of 1986. Ellis’ influence on the fashion industry has been called “a huge turning point” because he introduced new patterns and proportions to a market which was dominated by more traditional men’s clothing.


David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland. The tour’s set, described at the time as “the largest touring set ever,” was designed to look like a giant spider. It was 60 feet (18.3m) high, 64 feet (19.5m) wide and included giant vacuumed tube legs that were lit from the inside with 20,000′ (6,096m) of color-changing lights. A single set took 43 trucks to move.

Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys was arrested in Liverpool, England for assaulting a female fan during a riot at a Beastie Boys concert.

05-30-1988 Amanda Lourenço Nunes – Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is a 

Brazilian mixed martial artist (full-contact combat sport) who currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Nunes is the UFC’s first Brazilian champion. She has been involved with UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff, who competes in the strawweight division, for the past four years. In 2016, she received the Equality Visibility Award from Equality California.

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

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


Little Richard was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

At a charity event in New Orleans that raises funds to rebuild schools and playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Katrina. 81-year-old music legend Fats Domino made a rare appearance and watched his old friends Little Richard, B.B. King and Chuck Berry hit the stage and waved at the 3,000-strong crowd.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/



Ally Olivia Newton-John announced she was cancelling her June concert dates after learning that the recent back pain she had been suffering was caused by breast cancer that had metastasized to her sacrum. Newton-John was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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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