BCE to The Suffragettes
1718: The death penalty for “sodomy and buggery” is instituted in Pennsylvania, bringing Pennsylvania into conformity with English statute and common law. The law remained in effect until 1786 when, after the Revolution, Pennsylvania legislators were the first to revoke the death penalty for sodomy.
1819 – Poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892), author of Leaves of Grass, is born. He wrote of love between men, nearly thirty years before the word “homosexual” was coined. Ahumanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collectionLeaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Whitman’s sexual orientation is generally assumed to be homosexual or bisexual, on the basis of his poetry. Allen Ginsberg received from Gavin Arthur a document, several times reprinted, in which Arthur described his meeting with gay activist Edward Carpenter, who told Arthur of his lovemaking with Whitman. Peter Doyle may be the most likely candidate for the love of Whitman’s life. Doyle was a bus conductor whom Whitman met around 1866, and the two were inseparable for several years. Interviewed in 1895, Doyle said: “We were familiar at once – I put my hand on his knee – we understood. He did not get out at the end of the trip – in fact, went all the way back with me.” A more direct account comes from Oscar Wilde: Wilde met Whitman in America in 1882 and wrote to the homosexual rights activist George Cecil Ives that there was “no doubt” about the great American poet’s sexual orientation — “I have the kiss of Walt Whitman still on my lips,” he boasted.
May 31, 1854
The U.S. Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, allowing settlers in those territories to determine through popular vote whether they would allow slavery.
05-31-1922 – 10-06-1992 Denholm Elliott – Born in Kensington, Middlesex, England. He was an English actor with more than 125 film and television credits. His film credits include Alfie (1966), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Trading Places (1983), and A Room with a View (1985). In the 1980s he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role three years in a row, the only actor ever to achieve this. Secretly bisexual, Elliot married twice: first to actress Virginia McKenna for a few months in 1954, and later in an open marriage to American actress Susan Robinson. In 1987, Elliott was diagnosed with HIV and died of AIDS-related tuberculosis on October 6, 1992.
05-31-1930 Clint Eastwood – Born in San Francisco, California. American actor, director, producer, musician, and politician. Eastwood rose to international fame with his role as the
Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. His films, Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004) won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture. He was also nominated for Best Actor. He was registered as a Republican and in February 2013, he joined the ranks of Republicans who were in favor of legalizing gay marriage. In March 2013, Eastwood added his name to a legal brief that called on the US Supreme Court to legalize same-sex unions and to strike down California’s Prop. 8. In 2009, Eastwood said he was now a registered Libertarian. On February 22, 2020, in an interview by the Wall Street Journal, Eastwood stated he is pulling support from Donald Trump and thinks a different candidate would be the better choice.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
05-31-1953 Louise Frevert – Born in Frederiksberg, Denmark, she is a former Danish politician. Before entering politics, she was a professional belly dancer and performed in the
1970s for the Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. She also performed as a backup dancer with Debbie Cameron at Eurovision 1981. She has also been a pornographic actress and has performed in several short vignettes from Color Climax. Frevert is openly lesbian and is in a registered partnership with another woman (name unknown).
05-31-1954 Lissy Groner – Born in Langenfeld, Germany. She is a German politician and since 1989 a Member of the European Parliament with the Social Democratic Party of
Germany. She sits on the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education and its Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Groner is lesbian and married to Sabine Gillessen. The couple married in Belgium in September 2005, with Groner announcing, “There is no discrimination of same-sex couples in Belgium law. And this is the signal we want to give to people in Europe, to send the message out: It’s possible to honor the love of same-sex people by law.”
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
05-31-1976 Colin Farrell – Born in Baldoyle, Dublin, Ireland. He is an Irish film actor. His 2002-2003 films, including Phone Booth, The Recruit and S.W.A.T. (all thrillers, with the former two his first starring roles), were well received and successful at the box office. Farrell
has been a supporter of same-sex marriage. His brother is gay. In 2014 he wrote a letter in Ireland’s “Sunday Times” and called for votes in favor of marriage equality, sharing the story of his gay brother, who had to leave Ireland to get married to his lover Steven Mannion. Farrell has also lent his support to the anti-bullying campaign Stand Up! organized by the Irish LGBT youth organization “BeLonG To” in March 2012. He also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to increase awareness of the subject.
05-31-1977 Nicola Formichetti – Born in Tokyo, Japan, he is the son of a Japanese stewardess and an Italian pilot. He is a fashion designer and fashion editor. He is most
widely known as the artistic director of the Italian fashion label Diesel, and for being a frequent collaborator with singer-songwriter and performance artist Lady Gaga. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Formichetti practices Transcendental Meditation daily. He is openly gay.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
AIDS makes the front page for first time in a Los Angeles Times story entitled, “Mysterious Fever Now an Epidemic.”
05-31-1982 Steph McGovern – Born in Middlesbrough, England. She is an English journalist and television presenter. In October 2018, McGovern
stated that she found Donald Trump “creepy” after he referred to her as “beautiful” during an interview in 2012. She is said to have brushed off Trump’s comments by telling him she had heard “better lines” in Middlesbrough’s Club Bongo. McGovern is a former champion Irish dancer. Openly lesbian, she confirmed on July 14, 2019, that she and her girlfriend were expecting their first child. On November 4, 2019, McGovern announced that she had given birth to a baby girl. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, her 2020 show The Steph Show is being broadcast from her front room.
1985: Rejecting a grant application from the AIDS Foundation of Houston, the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast announces it will “not fund AIDS-related projects.”
on the usa charts “Greatest Love Of All” by Whitney Houston was #1 for a third week, holding off Madonna’s “Live To Tell”.
David Bowie’s Tin Machine made their live debut at the International Music Awards, New York. Bowie stated that he and his band members joined up “to make the kind of music that we enjoyed listening to” and to rejuvenate himself artistically.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
05-31-1991 Azealia Banks – Born in Manhattan, New York. She is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Openly bisexual, Banks has expressed dissatisfaction with society’s
labeling of others based on sexual orientation. In an interview with The New York Times, Banks stated, “I’m not trying to be, like, the bisexual, lesbian rapper. I don’t live on other people’s terms.” Banks has been cited as a gay icon with a predominantly gay fan following.
U.S. Senator Bob Dole singled out Time Warner for “the marketing of evil” in movies and music. Dole later admitted that he had not seen or heard much of what he had been criticizing.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2011, Nepal – Nepal adds a third-gender option to the national census. It is an identity-based category for people who do not identify as either male or female, including those who present as a gender that is different than the one assigned to them at birth based on genitalia or other criteria. It also includes people who do not feel that their male or female gender roles match their true social, sexual, or gender role identity. In the case of Sunil Babu Pant and Others v. Nepal Government and Others, Supreme Court of Nepal (21 December 2007),the Blue Diamond Society, MITINI Nepal, Cruse AIDS Nepal, and Parichaya Nepal, all organizations representing lesbians, gays, and “people of the third gender,” filed a writ petition under Article 107(2) of the Interim Constitution of Nepal seeking recognition of transgender individuals as a third gender, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and reparations by the State to victims of State violence and discrimination. India has used a third gender category in several administrative capacities, and in 2005, India’s third gender citizens could start registering for passports as eunuch, denoted by an “E.”
The U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, strikes down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.
Same-sex marriage is approved unanimously by the Conservative Jewish movement, allowing U.S. rabbis to perform same-sex weddings. Two model wedding ceremonies are approved along with guidelines for same-sex divorce. Called the “Covenant of Loving Partners,” the Conservative same-sex marriage document bases the ceremonies on Jewish partnership law. In the covenant, the couple pledges to be faithful and a ring ceremony binds the pair.
05-31-2013 Rev. Guy Erwin – A native of Oklahoma, he is an active member of the Osage Nation of Native Americans. Erwin is the first openly gay Lutheran Bishop elected to ELCA
Southwest California Synod and the first native American. He holds the Chair of Lutheran Confessional Theology professor at California Lutheran University and directs the Segerhammar Center for Faith and Culture. He has lived in a committed same-sex relationship for over 20 years. He and Rob Flynn were married in August 2013.
2014, Cyprus – More than 3500 people march through the nation’s capital of Nicosia in the first Cypress pride parade as police blocked a small contingent of Eastern Orthodox Christian protesters from entering the celebration grounds. Homosexuality was decriminalized in most of Cyprus in 1998, though the jurisdiction of Northern Cyprus — formally known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus — did not repeal its colonial-era law against consensual gay sex until January 27 of 2014, making it the last European jurisdiction to abandon such laws.
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.