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LGBTQ2 her/history May 22

BCE to The Suffragettes

05-22-1879 – 02-22-1965 Bessie Davidson – Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. 

In 1904, after her mother’s death, she went to Europe to study art. She settled in Paris and a year after her arrival, she was exhibiting at the Salon de la Sociéte des Artistes Français and the next year at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was a founding member of the Salon des Tuileries, at which she would exhibit almost every year between 1923 and 1951. During WWI, she joined the French Red Cross and served in various military hospitals. It was at this time that she met Marguerite Leroy who would be her companion for the next two decades (Marguerite died in 1938). In 1931 she was appointed to the French Legion of Honor, the only Australian woman to receive that honor up to that time. Davidson died at Montparnasse in France in 1965.

1879, Russia – Alla Nazimova (May 22,1879 – July 13, 1945) was a Russian actress who immigrated to the United States in 1905. Nazimova openly conducted relationships with women, and her mansion on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard was believed to be the scene of outlandish parties. She is credited with having originated the phrase “sewing circle” as a discreet code for lesbian or bisexual actresses. From 1917 to 1922, Nazimova wielded considerable influence and power in Hollywood. She helped start the careers of both of Rudolph Valentino‘s wives, actress Jean Acker(October 23, 1893 – August 16, 1978) andfilm costume and set designer Natacha Rambova(January 19, 1897 – June 5, 1966). Although she was involved in an affair with Acker, it is debated as to whether her connection with Rambova ever developed into a sexual affair. Nevertheless, there were rumors that Nazimova and Rambova were involved in a lesbian affair (they are discussed at length in Dark Lover, Emily Leider’s biography of Rudolph Valentino) but those rumors have never been definitely confirmed. She was very impressed by Rambova’s skills as an art director, and Rambova designed the innovative sets for Nazimova’s film productions of Camille and Salomé. Of those Nazimova is confirmed to have been involved with romantically, the list includes actress Eva Le Gallienne(January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991),director Dorothy Arzner(January 3, 1897 – October 1, 1979), writer Mercedes de Acosta(March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968), and Oscar Wilde‘s niece Dolly Wilde(July 11, 1895 – April 10, 1941). Magic Realist artist and Surrealist painter Bridget Bate Tichenor(November 22, 1917 – died on October 20, 1990) was also rumored to be one of Nazimova’s favored lovers in Hollywood during the World War II years of 1940 to 1942. The two had been introduced by the poet and art collector Edward James, and according to Tichenor, their intimate relationship angered Nazimova’s longtime companion, actress Glesca Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987). However, the fact that Tichenor was pregnant most of 1940, giving birth to her son on Dec. 21, 1940, along with the 40-year age gap between the two women, casts some doubt on this rumor. It is believed that Nazimova coined the phrase “sewing circle” as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality. Nazimova lived with Glesca Marshall from 1929 until her death in 1945. Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff, theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Marshall and Woodruff are buried together at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.

05-22-1870 – 06-30-1926   Eva Gore-Booth – Born in Lissadell House, 

County Sligo, Ireland. She was an Irish poet, dramatist, and suffragist. In 1896, while recuperating from a respiratory illness in Italy, she met Esther Roper, an English woman that would become her lifelong partner. Both women were dedicated to the struggle for women’s right to vote. Gore-Booth’s poetry was admired by W.B, Yeats so much, that he sent a letter and book to her to inspire her. Her poetry takes on Irish folklore with an emphasis on the females in the story and wrote about women loving women. Gore-Booth and Roper lived together until Gore-Booth’s death in 1926. The two women are buried together in St. John’s churchyard, Hampstead, with a quote from Sappho carved on their gravestone.

05-22-1907 – 07-11-1989 Laurence Olivier – Born in Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom. He was an English actor who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. His film career included more than fifty roles. He also had success in television later in his career. His films include 

Lawrence Olivier

Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca (1940), Sleuth (1972), Marathon Man (1976), Brideshead Revisited (1981) and King Lear (1983). He received four Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, five Emmy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. He was married three times. According to Michael Thornton’s conversation with Olivier’s close friend, playwright Emlyn Williams, Olivier was bisexual. Emlyn, who was also married, was bisexual as well. Emlyn stated, “We all know Larry. Do I think he is sexually attracted to men? Is the Pope Catholic?” Olivier’s third wife, Dame Joan Plowright, confirmed his bisexuality in an interview with Sue Lawley on the radio program Desert Island Discs.

05-22-1924 – 10-01-2018   Charles Aznavour – Born in Paris, France. He was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor, diplomat, and straight LGBT ally. Aznavour married three times and had five children. His career spanned over 70 years, recording more than 1,200 songs. He also wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others. During his lifetime he sold 180 million records. In 2009, he was appointed ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland and was Armenia’s permanent delegate to the United Nations at Geneva. During WWII, his family hid “a number of people who were persecuted by the Nazis, while Charles and his sister Aida were involved in rescue activities.” The family offered shelter to Armenians, Jews, and others at their Paris flat, risking their own lives. Aznavour was an early supporter of LGBT rights. His 1972 album, Idiote je t’aime, contained one of his classics, Comme ils disent (English version titled What Makes A Man). The song, the story of a transvestite, was revolutionary at a time when talking about homosexuality was taboo. In a later interview, Aznavour said, “It’s a kind of sickness I have, talking about things you’re not supposed to talk about. I started with homosexuality and I wanted to break every taboo.

1929:

 Katharine Lee Bates, author of America the Beautiful, who was in a so-called “Boston Marriage” with Katharine Coman, dies.

05-22-1929 – 02-22-2021   Philippe Venet – Born in Lyon, France. He was a French fashion designer. In 1951, Venet moved to Paris and was employed as a cutter at Schiaparelli. It was there that he met Givenchy and soon became his life partner. Venet dressed many society ladies and “all the Kennedy ladies.” A writer for the Newspaper Enterprise Association described Venet, then 32, as “handsome, a champion skier and Alpine climber with nothing of the prima donna about him.” He died at the age of 91.

05-22-1930 – 11-27-1978 Harvey Milk – Born in Woodmere, New York. He was the first openly gay candidate to be elected in any big city in the United States. In 1977 he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not his early interest; he was not open about his 

Harvey Milk

homosexuality and did not participate in civic matters until he was around 40, after his experience in the counterculture of the 1960s. Milk moved from New York City to settle in San Francisco in 1972 amid a migration of gay men to the Castro District. He ran unsuccessfully for political office three times. His theatrical campaigns earned him increasing popularity, and he won a seat as a city supervisor in 1977. Milk served almost 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White. Despite his short career in politics, Milk became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community. Anne Cronenberg, his final campaign manager, wrote of him: “What set Harvey apart from you or me was that he was a visionary. He imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it for real, for all of us.” Harvey Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

05-22-1932 – 12-25-2015 Robert Spitzer – Born in White Plains, New York. He was a psychiatrist and retired professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City. He was a major force in the development of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. LGBT-rights activists 

Robert Spitzer 2

credit Dr. Spitzer with removing homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in the D.S.M. in 1973. Spitzer decided to push for the change after he met with gay activists and determined that homosexuality could not be a disorder if gay people were comfortable with their sexuality. Dr. Jack Drescher, a gay psychoanalyst in New York, told the Times that Spitzer’s successful push to remove homosexuality from the list of disorders was a major advance for gay rights. “The fact that gay marriage is allowed today is in part owed to Bob Spitzer,” he said.

05-22-1933 — 12-04-1987   Arnold Lobel – Born in Los Angeles, California but raised in Schenectady, New York. He was an 

American author of children’s books, including TheFrog and Toad series and Mouse Soup. Lobel also illustrated his stories. In 1955, he married Anita Kempler, also a children’s writer and illustrator. They collaborated on several books and had two children. Lobel is among a small group of people who have been honored as both an author and illustrator for the Newbery and Caldecott medals. In 1974, he told his family that he was gay. In 1987, he died of cardiac arrest, after suffering from AIDS for some time.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1940 – Mary Dispenza (born May 22, 1940) is born in Chicago. Sister (nun), teacher, principal and archdiocesan administrator, Mary beame one of the highest ranking Roman Catholics ever to lose her job with the Church over her sexual orientation. A survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest,  Mary Dispenza is on a mission to protect children from harm and end abuse within the Catholic Church.Mary volunteers at Lambert House and for countless other Washington State LGBT community organizations. She is the author of SPLIT, her courageous memoir, which reveals the shocking story of her rape by the parish priest at seven years of age.

05-22-1942 – 02-28-2011 Rev. Peter John Gomes – Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was an American preacher and theologian, and a professor at Harvard University’s Divinity School. Gomes was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. His father was from Cape Verde Islands and his mother was African-American. He was baptized as a Roman Catholic but later became an American Baptist. Listed in TimeMagazine in 1979 as one of “seven stars of the pulpit”, Gomes fulfilled preaching and 

Rev. Peter John Gomes

lecturing engagements throughout the United States and Great Britain. In 2009, he represented Harvard University as a lecturer to The University of Cambridge, England for its 800th anniversary. He published a total of ten volumes of sermons and two bestselling books, The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart and Sermons, and The Book of Wisdom for Daily Living. In 1991, Gomes identified himself publicly as gay, though adding that he remained celibate, and became an advocate of acceptance of homosexuality in American society and particularly in religion. He devoted the rest of his life to addressing the ‘religious case’ against gays. Gomes maintained the “one can read into the Bible almost any interpretation of morality…for its passages had been used to defend slavery and the liberation of slaves, to support racism, anti-Semitism, and patriotism, to enshrine dominance of men over women, and to condemn homosexuality as immoral.” He also said, “Religious fundamentalism is dangerous because it cannot accept ambiguity and diversity and is therefore inherently intolerant.” He died of complications of a stroke on February 28, 2011.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-22-1954 – 02-12-2002 Barbara May Cameron – Born in Fort Yates, 

North Dakota, a Native American (Lakota Sioux), she was raised by her grandparents on the Standing Rock Reservation. She was  a member of the Hunkpapa Lakota part of the Fort Yates band of the Standing Rock Nation in Fort Yates, North Dakota. Cameron was in a 21-year relationship with Linda Boyd, with whom she raised a son, Rhys Boyd-Farrell. Cameron co-founded the Gay American Indians (GAI) in 1975 with Randy Burns(born 1955), a Native Alaskan. GAI was the first gay Indian organization. The reason for founding GAI, according to Cameron, was that Native American gay people had different needs and struggles than the gay white community. Moreover, there was in general a lack of support for people of color within the Gay and Lesbian community. In 1978, she contributed to the anthology Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book. She moved to San Francisco in the 1970s. In 1975, she co-founded Gay American Indians with Randy Burns. Cameron was a lesbian activist, poet, and writer. Being both gay and Native American put Cameron in conflict almost everywhere she was. In Gee, You Don’t Seem Like An Indian From the Reservation, Cameron wrote, “We not only must struggle with racism and homophobia of straight white America but must often struggle with homophobia that exists within out third-world communities.” She died of natural causes on February 12, 2002, and was survived by Linda Boyd, her partner of twenty years and their son.

May 22, 1955

Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut cancel a dance at the Ritz ballroom. Authorities say the cancellation is because they discovered that “Rock and Roll dances might be featured” and justify their action by citing “a recent near riot at the New Haven Arena” where Rock ‘n’ Roll dances were held.

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

05-22-1962   Hannan Kattan – Born in Jordan. She is a British-based film producer of Palestinian origin. Kattan has 

produced three feature films through Enlightenment Productions including The World Unseen and the romantic comedy I Can’t Think Straight. After nearly 20 years together, she married writer and director Shamim Sarif. The two women created Enlightenment Productions and EBS Digital.  

1965

Barbra Streisand released the album “My Name Is Barbra,” a few weeks after her Emmy Award-winning television special of the same title aired on CBS.

May 22, 1966

In Hollywood, shooting began on the last original episode of the TV series “Perry Mason,” starring Raymond Burr. Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the fictional lawyer, appeared in it as the judge. It was also the only episode in the series that was filmed and televised in color.

1967 –The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Clive Michael Boutilier v. the Immigration and Naturalization Service (1967) is  a long-forgotten ruling that upheld the deportation of a legal resident from Canada who was classified by the U.S. government as having a “mental or physical defect” because he was gay. According to the INS’s Annual Report for 1967, the United States excluded or deported more than 100,000 people on this basis from 1892 to 1967, but this represented a small fraction of the total number of foreign “defectives” rejected by the United States for immigration, residency, and citizenship. U.S. immigration law barred the entry of “lunatics, idiots, epileptics, imbeciles, feeble-minded people, constitutional psychopathic inferiors, and anyone likely to become a public charge.” Physical “defects” that were grounds for exclusion and deportation included “arthritis, asthma, blindness, bunions, deafness, deformities, flat feet, heart disease, hernia, spinal curvature, and varicose veins.” Influenced by eugenics, nativism, and racism, policymakers were determined to promote their (limited) vision of national strength. “Sexual perversion” was the “critical consideration” for Boutilier.Guy Carleton Boutilier(March 11, 1997 – April 23, 2012) wasa Canadian politician.Born in 1933, he had moved from Nova Scotia to New York in 1955. By the time he applied for U.S. citizenship in 1963, his mother and most of his siblings also lived in the United States and he was working as a building maintenance man; ironically, he had earlier worked as an attendant for a man who was mentally ill. Boutilier’s immigration troubles began when he noted on his citizenship application that in 1959 he had been arrested, but not convicted, on a sodomy charge in New York. This prompted an interrogation by the INS in which Boutilier revealed that he had engaged in sex with men and women before entering the United States and that he had continued to engage in same-sex sex with his partner Eugene O’Rourke and with other men, after moving to New York. Based on this information, the INS rejected his citizenship application and ordered him deported as a “psychopathic personality.” Boutilier’s lawyers, affiliated with the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Homosexual Law Reform Society, challenged his deportation with multiple arguments. They submitted medical affidavits indicating that Boutilier was not a psychopathic personality. They raised procedural objections because the Public Health Service had not examined Boutilier. They offered expert testimony that challenged the government’s claim that homosexuality was psychopathic. They questioned whether the intent of Congress was to exclude and deport all homosexual aliens. They argued that even if it was, the law was unconstitutionally vague because the average person would not know that the government regarded homosexuality as evidence of psychopathic personality. The American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973, but Congress did not eliminate the “psychopathic personality” provision in U.S. immigration law until 1990. Boutilier died in a home for people with disabilities in 2003, two months before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas.  

05-22-1969 Mike Albo – Born at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is an American writer,

Mike Albo

 actor, and comedian. He is best known for his writing and performances that criticize and stirs contemporary celebrity and consumer culture. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). He is openly gay.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

Mark Kendall Bingham

05-22-1970 – 09-11-2001 Mark Kendall Bingham – Born in Phoenix, Arizona. On September 11, 2001, he was a passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93. Bingham along with Todd Beamer, Tom Burnett, and Jeremy Glick, formed the plan to overtake the plane from the hijackers and led the effort that resulted in the crash of the plane into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The plane was 20 minutes away from its suspected target, the White House. Both for his heroic actions on United 93, as well as his athletic physique, he has been widely honored posthumously for having “smashed the gay stereotype mold and really opened the door to many others that came after him.” He was born to a single mother and grew up in Miami, Florida and Southern California before moving to the San Jose area in 1983.

May 22, 1976

Donna Summer reached #52 pop with “Could It Be Magic,” originally recorded by Barry Manilow and given to Donna by Manilow’s publisher Jay Warner.

#10 on the pop chart:  closeted Barry Manilow was “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again”.

05-22-1979 Bobby Trendy (born Raymond John Muro) – Born in Valencia, California, he grew up 

Bobby Trendy

in Northern California. He is an interior decorator, designer and television personality who first achieved notoriety on The Anna Nicole Show. Anna Nicole Smith hired Trendy to decorate her new house and made him an instant star by featuring him in her highly rated show. When the pink “Anna Nicole bed” appeared on the show, Trendy sold 225 units in one day at $15,000 each, causing his site to crash. He is openly gay.

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

05-22-1980   Sharice Davids – Born in Frankfurt, Germany. Sharice was 

raised by a single mother who served in the U.S. Army. Davids is an American attorney, former mixed martial artist, and politician. She is the first openly LGBT Native American to be elected to the U.S. Congress and represents Kansas’s 3rd congressional district.

05-22-1983 Natasha “Tasha” Kai – Born in Kahuku, Hawaii. She is an 

Natasha Kai

American professional soccer forward and Olympic gold medalist. Kai has openly discussed the fact that she is a lesbian, and was one of only three openly gay individuals on the 2008 USA Summer Olympic Team.

05-22-1985   Chris Salvatore – Born in Richboro, Pennsylvania. He is an American actor, singer/songwriter, and gay rights activist. Salvatore is best 

known for his performances as Zack in the Eating Out gay film series. He appeared as himself in the 2017 Logo TV reality series Fire Island. As a gay rights activist, he supports the Gay American Heroes Foundation, an anti-bullying charity. He has also made videos, including one for the It Gets Better Project. While living in Los Angeles, he became friends with 89-year-old Norma Cook, who lived across the hall from him. In 2017, he raised more than $50,000 to help pay for home care for her when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She later died due to complications with her illness. Salvatore ranked at #41 on AfterElton’s annual list of the top gay and bisexual male celebrities in 2011. As of August 2017, he had over 36.5K subscribers on his YouTube channel.

1986

Cher called David Letterman an asshole on his NBC-TV “Late Night” show.

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

1993

Salt-n-Pepa performed at a benefit to raise money for AIDS patients called LIFEbeat’s Counteraid. They had intended to become nurses but wound up as telephone sales operators before striking gold as a rap act.

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

2004

Morrissey appeared at the M.E.N. arena Manchester, England on his 45th birthday. It was Morrissey’s return to his home city Manchester after an absence of 12 years and the 18000 tickets sold out in only 90 minutes. During the set Morrissey performed five Smiths songs

2007: 

Vermont bans gender identity discrimination in the private sector.

2008 –

Democrat Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signs two bills into law legalizing same-sex domestic partnerships. Full same-sex marriage becomes legal on Jan. 1, 2013.

Madonna‘s documentary, “I Am Because We Are,” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

05-22-2014 First date of issue of the USPS Harvey Milk stamps. He is the first openly gay elected official to be feature on a U.S. stamp. In 2016, on this day, he would have been 86 years old.

2017
In Manchester, England, 22 people were killed and at least 50 were injured in an explosion by a suicide bomber as fans exited an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Grande suspended the remainder of her world tour.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack although no evidence of their involvement was immediately discovered.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-61522046

Manchester Arena attack: Events under way to mark fifth anniversary

Freya Lewis, who survived the arena bombing, is among those taking part in the Great Manchester Run.www.bbc.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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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.

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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

However:

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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LGBTQ2 her/history May 21

BCE to The Suffragettes

05-21-1849 – 08-16-1943 Katharine Peabody Loring – Born in Beverly, Massachusetts. She was an 

American educator and head of the history department at the Society to Encourage Studies at Home, the first correspondence school in the United States. Loring was the lifelong companion of diarist Alice James (sister of Henry James and William James).

05-21-1885 – 10-23-1938 Frederick “Fred” Jester Barnes – He was born at 219 Great Lister Street, Saltley, Birmingham, England. He was an English music hall singer known for his signature 

Frederick Jester Barnes

song, The Black Sheep of the Family, which he first performed in 1907. The son of a butcher, Barnes became interested in performing as a result of seeing Vesta Tiley (one of the most famous male impersonators of her era) in 1895. He made his debut at the Gaiety Theatre in March 1906. By 1911 he was top of the bill on all of the major circuits and principal boy in a number of pantomimes. He was openly gay. Barnes became infamous for his erratic private life and was often named in frequent controversies reported by the press. Barnes retired to the English coast and performed in seaside bars and clubs. He died as a result of alcoholism and tuberculosis at 53.

1916 – Harold Robbins (May 21, 1916 – October 14, 1997) is born in New York. His original name was Francis Kane. Robbins is the author of some of the best-selling blockbusters in publishing history. Dreams Die First, a novel featuring a bisexual hero, was considered a landmark at the time.  

1917

The Great Atlanta Fire destroyed 300 acres, including 2,000 homes & businesses; displaced nearly 10,000 people.

05-21-1917 – 09-12-1993 Raymond Burr – Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He was a Canadian-American actor. (His father was Canadian, his mother was American.) He is best known on TV for his roles as Perry Mason and Ironside. He was also the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window and the prosecutor in the 1951 film, A Place in the Sun. Burr won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series in 1959 and 1961, for his performance as Perry Mason. He was also nominated an additional seven times, once more for Perry

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Raymond Burr

Mason and six times for Ironside. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, Canada Post issued a postage stamp in its “Canadians in Hollywood” series featuring Burr. In the mid-1950s, Burr met Robert Benevides, a young actor and Korean veteran, on the set of Perry Mason. According to Benevides, they became a couple around 1960. Benevides gave up acting in 1963 and later became a production consultant for 21 of the Perry Mason TV movies. Together they owned and operated an orchid business and then a vineyard, in Dry Creek Valley. They were together until Burr’s death in 1993. Burr left Benevides his entire estate, including “all my jewelry, clothing, books, works of art…and other items of a personal nature.” Later accounts of Burr’s life explain that he hid his homosexuality to protect his career. According to reporter Bob Thomas, it was an open secret…that he was gay. He had a companion who was with him all the time. It was a time in Hollywood history when homosexuality was not accepted. Burr was also a well-known philanthropist.

05-21-1925 – 10-11-2011 Frank Kameny (born Franklin Edward Kameny) – Born in New York City, New York. He was fired by the U.S. Government in 1957 for being gay. Kameny protested his firing by 

Frank Kameny

the U.S. Civil Service Commission due to his homosexuality and argued the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1961. Although the court denied his petition, it is notable as the first civil rights claim based on sexual orientation. In 1961 Kameny and Jack Nichols, co-founders of the Washington, D.C. branch of the Mattachine Society, launched some of the earliest public protests by gays and lesbians with a picket line at the White House on April 17, 1965. In 1963, Kameny and Mattachine launched a campaign to overturn D.C. sodomy laws; he personally drafted a bill that finally passed in 1993. He described the day – December 15, 1973, when the American Psychological Association removed homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders – as the day “we were cured en masse by the psychiatrists.”

1928

Walt Disney’s trademark application for “Mickey Mouse” was filed with the U.S. Patent Office.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-21-1945 – 12-25-2002 Dr. Josette M. Mondanaro – Born in Long Island, New York. In the summer of 1976, she was appointed as director of the California Department of Health’s drug abuse division by Governor Jerry Brown. Mondanaro specialized in the fields of drug abuse and pediatrics. She founded the Mondanaro-Baskin clinic that specifically concentrates on women’s medicine (it still

Josette Mondanaro

 exists). She was openly lesbian and was the only self-avowed gay person in the state government, something she found hard to believe. Because Jerry Brown was going to run for the Presidential election in 1978, Mario Obledo (Health and Welfare Secretary) had Brown fire her because he thought it would hurt Brown’s chances. They thought she wouldn’t fight it because it would mean a public hearing and it would come out that she was a lesbian. She did fight for reinstatement and won. C.K. McClatchy, editor of the Sacramento Bee, wrote, “It is a vivid and visible example of Brown, the supposed non-politician, playing hardball politics, and not doing it particularly well.”

05-21-1947 – o8-15-1992 Dr. Linda J. Laubenstein – Place of birth unknown. She was a blood and cancer specialist who was among the first physicians to identify a mysterious disease that later became known as AIDS. In 1982, she and Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kien wrote the first paper to appear in 

Dr. Linda J. Laubenstein

a medical journal describing a sudden increase in the incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma among gay men, which had been a rare disease. In 1983 she organized the first large medical conference on AIDS. The HIV Clinical Excellence Award was established in 1992 to honor her pioneering work and outstanding contribution to the quality of AIDS care in the early years of the epidemic. In the film, The Normal Heart she is portrayed by Julia Roberts. As a child, Laubenstein had a bout of polio that left her a paraplegic and using a wheelchair. She died at the age of 45 at her family’s home in Massachusetts.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-21-1953 Kathleen Wynne – Born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She is Canada’s first openly gay and Ontario’s first female premier. She was sworn in as Premier of 

Kathleen Wynne

Ontario on February 11, 2013. Prior to her coming out as a lesbian at age 37, she was married to Phil Cowperthwaite, with whom she had three children. She now lives with her second spouse, Jane Roundthwaite. They were married in July 2005 at Fairlawn Avenue United Church in Toronto.

May 21, 1956

The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

May 21, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Production

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At 7.00 a.m. Elvis had a makeup appointment for the fitting of the “butch cut” wig that he would wear in the prison scenes of Jailhouse Rock

Image result for Elvis presley may 21, 1957 jailhouse rock wig

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

1966 –

May 21, 1966

Dusty Springfield‘s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” enters the Billboard Hot 100, where it will reach #4 and become her biggest US hit. In the UK, it went all the way to #1.

A coalition of homophile organizations across the country organize simultaneous demonstrations for Armed Forces Day. The Los Angeles group holds a 15-car motorcade which has been identified as the nation’s first gay pride parade, and activists picket in the other cities. The protest grew out of the first meeting of the organization that would become the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations. (The term homophile  emphasized love rather than sex and was in common use in the 1950s and 1960s by LGBT organizations and publications; the groups of this period are now known collectively as the homophile movement.)

1968 – Ron Buckmire (born 1968)is born. Buckmire is a mathematician, a professor and a queer activist. He is the founder of the Queer Resources Directory, the largest and oldest website on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/AIDS issues on the Internet. He was born on the Caribbean island nation of Grenada.

1969 –

The Committee for Homosexual Freedom pickets a Tower Records store in San Francisco for several weeks following the firing of Frank Denaro, believing him to be gay. Denaro was reinstated. The CHF ran similar pickets of Safewaystores, Macy’s and the Federal Building.

South Africa– The Immorality Amendment Act of 1969 introduces Section 20A, the infamous “men at a party” clause, which criminalizes all sexual acts committed between men “at a party”, where “party” is defined as any occasion where more than two people are present. The amendment also raises the age of consent for male homosexual activity from 16 to 19, although “sodomy” and “unnatural acts” were already criminal.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970: Bella Abzug-running for the 19th District congressional seat in New York City-addresses a meeting of the Gay Activists Alliance, becoming one of the first major U.S. politicians to openly court the gay vote. She was one of the first members of Congress to support gay rights, introducing the first federal gay rights bill, known as the Equality Act of 1974, with fellow Democratic New York City Representative, Ed Koch, a future mayor of New York City.

05-21-1973 Sabine Jünger – Born in Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany. She is a German politician born in Königs Wusterhausen. In 1992, Jünger became a member of The Left Party.PDS. In 1994, she 

Sabine Junger

was elected to the parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommen. In the federal elections in 1998, she was elected to the Bundestag, where she was a member until 2002. She is openly gay and has one child.

1976 – Candidate Jimmy Carter announces that if elected he will support and sign a federal civil rights bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians. “I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone,” Carter said. The Carter administration was in the midst of extensive meetings with the new National Gay (later “and Lesbian”) Task Force (NGLTF), founded in 1973. The talks, initiated by Carter aide Midge Costanza (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010) and her Office of Public Liaison (OPL), sought to end antigay discrimination. An NGLTF negotiating team had been meeting with agencies like the FCC to persuade them that they could intervene against forms of discrimination that restricted gay and lesbian economic citizenship. They took the position that the Carter administration could open the door to equality by enforcing existing nondiscrimination policies that spoke to human rights principles already endorsed by the president.Although the group publicly suggested that an executive order establishing gay civil rights would be desirable, they accepted that the president had distanced himself from them as a constituency.

1977, Canada – The largest Canadian Gay Rights of Ontario demonstration to date converges on Queen’s Park (The Ontario Legislature) with civil rights demands. The Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario presents the brief “The Homosexual Minority in Ontario” to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The Canadian Human Rights Act, which created the Canadian Human Rights Commission, was finally passed on June 2, 1977, by the Federal Parliament; but homosexuals were not included.

1979

Elton John started a tour of Russia, when he played the first of eight concerts making him the first Western star ever to do so. He was currently enjoying chart success back in the USA with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”, his first Top 10 hit in 2 1/2 years.

Donna Summer released the single “Bad Girls”.

Daniel White Sentenced for Killing Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone

Dan White is found guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, not first-degree murder, in the shooting deaths of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. The verdict – precipitated in part by White’s claim that a steady diet of junk food diminished his capacity to act rationally on the day of the killings (the so-called “Twinkie Defense”) unleashes a wave of rage and disbelief in the gay community, culminating in a massive riot, the White Night Riot, at City Hall.  By the time the violence is over, gay demonstrators have burned a dozen police cars and more than 160 people, including 50 policemen, have been injured.

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

1982

The Hacienda Club was opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live. Home to many Manchester acts including Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, The Smiths, Charlatans, James, M People who all played at the club. (The club closed in 1997).

1983

David Bowie topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “Let’s Dance”. It was also a #1 in the UK. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism.

1985: The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Hardwick v. Bowers strikes down the state of Georgia’s sodomy law as unconstitutional.

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

1992

Icon Johnny Carson chose Bette Midler to be the one and only guest and his final guest of The Tonight Show on NBC-TV.  Carson then bid farewell to his million of fans the following night with just him on stage and clips of The Tonight Show highlights.

Tom Daly

05-21-1994 Tom Daley – Born in Plymouth, United Kingdom. He is an English Olympic and World Championship diver. He won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and won the bronze medal for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. He came out on a YouTube video on Dec. 2, 2013. He is married to the American film screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black.

1996: Hungary legalizes same-sex unions, first among the ex-communist countries, and as 5th country worldwide. The Parliament voted 207–73 in favor for the bill.

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

2000

Whitney Houston led the way on the U.K. Album chart with her Greatest Hits package.

2003: Marilyn Musgrave, U.S. congresswoman from Colorado, introduces the Federal Marriage Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives with 108 co-sponsors.

2006

Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2013, Nepal – Cason Crane (born 1992) becomes the first openly gay man to summit Mt. Everest. He does it as part of his Rainbow Summit Project to raise awareness for the Trevor Project. In 2013, he became the first gay mountaineer to scale the Seven Summits.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

This Week in LGBT History from Quist

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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

However:

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.

LGBTQ2 her/history May 20

BCE to The Suffragettes

1782 – Deborah Sampson (December 27, 1760- April 29, 1827) enlisted as a Continental soldier using the name of her late brother, Robert Shurtliff Sampson, who also served. She was in the Light Infantry Company of the 4thMassachusetts Regiment. She is one of a small number of women with a documented record of military combat experience in that war, serving for months. She was wounded in 1782, and was honorably discharged at West Point, New York in 1783. In January 1792, Sampson petitioned the Massachusetts State Legislature for pay which the army had withheld from her because she was a woman. The legislature granted her petition and Governor John Hancock signed it. The legislature awarded her 34 pounds plus interest back to her discharge in 1783.In 1802, Sampson began giving lectures about her wartime service. She began by extolling the virtues of traditional gender roles for women, but toward the end of her presentation she left the stage, returned dressed in her army uniform. Sampson died of yellow fever at the aged 66 on April 29, 1827.

May 20, 1873

Levi Strauss began marketing denim work pants (popularly known as blue jeans) that featured copper rivets, an invention of his business partner Jacob Davis.

05-20-1906 – 11-09-1969 Valentine Ackland – Born in London, England. She was an English poet and an important figure in the emergence of modernism in twentieth-century British poetry. Aware of male privilege and 

Valentine Ackland

female submission, Ackland challenged the female gender identifications expected of her. She wore men’s clothing and cut her hair in what was called an Eton crop. Her poetry appeared in British and American literary journals during the 1920s to the 1940s. She received little attention from critics until a revival of interest in her work in the 1970s. In 1930, she met writer Sylvia Townsend Warner. The two women fell in love and lived together until the death of Ackland in 1969.

1920

The Canadian Marconi Company’s station XWA (Experimental Wireless Apparatus) in Montréal gave what it would later claim to be the first scheduled radio broadcast in North America, and quite possibly in the world. Its call letters were changed to CFCF on November 4, 1920, and while the meaning of that call sign has never been officially confirmed, it is generally believed to be “Canada’s First, Canada’s Finest.”

1936, Germany – The German actress Therese Giehse (March 6,1898 – March 3,1975) had been involved with Erika Mann  (November 9, 1905 – August 27, 1969)in 1933. Born in Munich to German-Jewish parents, she first appeared on the stage in 1920. She became a major star on stage, in films, and in political cabaret. In the late 1920s through 1933, she was a leading actress at the famous Munich Kammerspiele. On 20 May 1936 she married the homosexual English writer John Hampson, in order to obtain a British passport and thereby avoid capture by the Nazis. She returned to Germany after World War II, and performed in theaters on both sides of the Iron Curtain, but mostly in her native Bavaria, until her death in 1975.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-20-1946   Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) – Born in El Centro, California. She is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned six decades. Cher has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and a special CFDA Fashion Award, among other honors. Outside of music and acting, she is known for her philanthropic and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. Cher has sold 100 million records worldwide and is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. In September 2013, Cher declined an invitation to perform at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Russia because of its anti-gay legislation. She has long been a gay icon and is the mother of Chaz Bono.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

May 20, 1955

Ruth Brown’s hit, “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean,” was banned in England. British Broadcasting felt that it might encourage wife beating.

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

1961

In Montgomery, Alabama, a white mob attacked the Freedom Riders, prompting the federal government to send in U.S. marshals.

05-20-1962 Mary L. Washington – American politician born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Democrat, she is a member of the Maryland 

Mary L. Washington

House of Delegates from the 43rd district. She took office on January 12, 2011. Washington is an out lesbian and is one of eight openly LGBT members of the Maryland General Assembly. A Presbyterian, she was an elder at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church in Baltimore from 2002 to 2005.

05-20-1965 Ted Allen (Edward R. “Ted” Allen) – Born in Columbus, Ohio. He is an American writer, cookbook author, and television personality. He was the food and wine connoisseur on Bravo’s  

Ted Allen

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and host of the TV cooking competition series, Chopped. Allen is a longtime contributing writer to Esquire magazine, the author of two cookbooks, and regularly appears on the Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Allen is openly gay and lives in New York City with his partner of 20+ years, Barry Rice. On July 30, 2013, the two were married in New York City.

05-20-1966 Sheryl Bailey – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of a musical family. She is an American jazz guitarist and educator based in New 

Sheryl Bailey

York City. She has released six albums. In the August 10 edition of Downbeat, reviewer Phillip Booth named Sheryl as “one of the new greats of her chosen instrument”. She was featured in the August 2014 edition of Guitar Player Magazine for her album, A Meeting Of Mind’s. She’s a Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and also teaches at Stanford University’s summer workshops. She is an out lesbian.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1979: 

1979

Elton John performed in Leningrad in the Soviet Union.

David Kloss of San Francisco wins the first annual Mr. International Leather title in Chicago. International Mister Leather (IML) is an international, though largely American, conference and contest of leathermen held annually in May since 1979 in Chicago, Illinois.

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

1988: The first-ever Conference on Homophobia Education convenes in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Campaign to End Homophobia and cosponsored by a number of church groups and national gay rights organizations, the symposium is held to work out strategies for reducing the widening national epidemic of homophobia and gay-bashing.

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

1996: In the case of Romer v. Evans, the United States Supreme Court decides that Colorado’s 2nd amendment, denying gays and lesbians protections against discrimination, is unconstitutional.

1999

the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in M v. H, 1999—a landmark case for gay rights and family law—that section 1 and 29 of the Ontario Family Law Act violated section 15 of the Charter in limiting spousal benefits to heterosexual couples.

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

2008

Sam Adams (born September 3, 1963)is the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city, Portland, OR. He wins with 58% of the vote. Richard Heyman (c. 1935 – September 16, 1994) was the first openly gay person to be elected mayor in any city, in Key West in 1983, stepped down after serving a two-year term, then ran again and won in 1987.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011: The Tennessee Legislature gives final passage to the “Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act.” The bill repeals an ordinance passed earlier that year in Nashville that requires companies doing business with the city to adopt anti-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill would also prevent any unit of local government from requiring companies to bar discrimination on any basis that is not illegal under state law.  The Tennessee Senate also passes Senate Bill 49, colloquially known as the “Don’t Say Gay bill”, which would bar schools from presenting any prepared material or lessons about homosexuality to students before high school.

2012, Ukraine – In Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev, rights activists planned that country’s first Pride march. Over 500 Neo-Nazi nationalists attacked and injured some of the marchers while police stood by. The march was cancelled.

05-20-2014 Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington State Supreme Court, marking the first time the high court has had as openly gay justice.

Mary Yu

She is also the first Asian American Justice, the first Latina Justice and the 6th woman currently serving on Washington’s Supreme Court. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to a Chinese father and Mexican mother. In 2014, she was the recipient of the “Judge of the Year” Award from the Washington Association for Justice.

Arkansas issues marriage license to same-sex couple.

US District Judge John Jones ruled that Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Judge John Jones

2016 –

2016

BPI, the British recorded music industry’s trade association, announced figures that showed that UK music accounted for 17.1% of the global music market, its highest ever share. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction and Coldplay were the the top selling British artists around the world.

In May 2011, Rabbi Rebecca Isaacs was the first openly lesbian rabbi ordained by the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary. Isaacs was chosen to deliver the final White House Hanukkah benediction of the Obama Administration in 2016. She is the inaugural holder of the Dorothy “Bibby” Levine Alfond chair in Jewish Studies, teaching courses on Hebrew, Jewish theology and Jewish humor. She was named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Daily Forward. 

2017, Bucharest – Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest demanding greater rights amid government moves that will curtail their rights. Some 30 ambassadors, including U.S. Ambassador Hans G. Klemm, expressed support for the march and for protecting the rights of the LGBT community. Romania decriminalized homosexuality in 2001.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

This day in LGBT History- May 20th – the Montrose Center

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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

However:

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.

LGBTQ2 her/history May 19

BCE to The Suffragettes

1897, UK – Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) is released from prison. A short time later, he leaves England to spend the remaining three years of his life in self-imposed exile in France and Italy.

1891 – John Vernou Bouvier III (May 19, 1891 – August 3, 1957), father of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onasis, was born in New York City. Though a well-known womanizer, he was also known for his manizing within some circles. A noted narcissist, his Manhattan apartment was covered wall to wall with pictures of himself. Among his lovers was composer Cole Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964).

1923, UK – Peter Wildeblood (19 May 1923 – 14 November 1999) is born. He was an Anglo-Canadian journalist, novelist, playwright and gay rights campaigner. He was one of the first men in the UK to publicly declare his homosexuality. His lover was Edward McNally (born 1928).

1927

Wings, the first feature film with a male/male kiss, premieres…in Texas! The actors were Richard Arlen and Jack Powell. It is the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It’s an American silent film set during the First World War, produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman.

wings film
‘WINGS’ MOVIE POSTER-1927

05-19-1930 – 01-12-1965 Lorraine Hansberry – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an African-American playwright and author. She wrote A Raisin In The Sun (1959). Hansberry was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway. The title of the play was taken from the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” On June 20, 1953, she married Robert Nemiroff, a Jewish publisher, songwriter, and political activist. The success of the song Cindy, Oh Cindy, enabled Hansberry to start writing full-time.

Lorraine Hansberry 2

Hansberry was a closeted lesbian, a theory supported by her secret writings in letters and personal notebooks. She was an activist for gay rights and wrote about feminism and homophobia. She was also a member of the Daughters of Bilitis. In 1957, under her initials, LHN, she contributed two letters to their magazine, The Ladder. She separated from her husband at this time, although they continued to work together. In 1960, A Raisin in the Sun was nominated for four Tony Awards. In 1961, a film version of A Raisin in the Sun was released featuring its original Broadway cast. Hansberry wrote the screenplay. In 2013, Hansberry was inducted into the Legacy Walk, an outdoor public display which celebrates LGBT history and people. It made her the first Chicago-native honored along the North Halsted corridor. Also in 2013, Lorraine Hansberry was posthumously inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. She died of pancreatic cancer on January 12, 1965, age 34.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-19-1945 Pete Townsend – Born in Chiswick, London, England. He is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for The Who. The Who is considered one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Townsend has written over one hundred songs for the band’s 11 studio albums. He has also written many newspaper

Pete Townsend

 and magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and scripts. As a lyricist and composer, he has collaborated with many other musical acts. In 1990, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and in 2008 received Kennedy Center Honors. In his autobiography Who I Am (2012), Townsend describes himself as “probably bisexual” because of a brief affair he had with journalist Danny Fields, and his interest in Mick Jagger, saying, “Mick is the only man I’ve ever seriously wanted to fuck.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Ponders: If Bisexual is not a stage or phase, does a one off count as bisexual?

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

05-19-1960 – 02-11-1987   Mark Ashton – born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He was a British gay rights activist and member of the Communist Party of  Great Britain.

He, along with his friend, Mike Jackson, formed the Lesbians and Gays Support Miners, a group that collected donations for the miners that were on strike in 1984. The film, Pride, tells the story about the unlikely alliance and its success. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Ashton was admitted to the hospital on January 30, 1987, and died twelve days later. In his memory, the Mark Ashton Trust was created to raise money for individuals living with HIV. (Photo by Johnny Orr)

May 19, 1967

The release party for the Beatles’ latest album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” was held at manager Brian Epstein’s home in London. Paul McCartney’s future wife, Linda Eastman, was hired as the press photographer.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

May 19, 1972

Elton John released the album Honky Chateau in the U.K.

1973: 

“Daniel” by Elton John spent a second week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and was #5 on the pop

An officially sanctioned gay student dance at Princeton University draws three hundred participants.

1975:

May 19, 1975

The Bee Gees  released “Jive Talkin’” on this date, the brothers rebranding as a disco act.

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released U.S. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which certifies official album sales, reports that the album was released May 19, and the RIAA certified the album Gold on May 21.  As great an album as ‘Captain Fantastic’ is, it is physically impossible for an album to be certified Gold if it hasn’t been released yet.  The LP’s Platinum status was certified in 1993.

 Gay porn phenomenon “Jack Wrangler” is born when a sometimes struggling twenty-eight-year-old actor, Jack Stillman, steps onstage between porn films at the Paris Theater in Los Angeles and performs a live striptease in Western drag.  The son of an established show business family (his father was one of the producers of Bonanza), Stillman takes his screenname “Wrangler” from the famous brand of cowboy jeans.

1978

The disco film “Thank God It’s Friday,” starring Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Chick Vennera, and Terri Nunn,  premiered in New York City.

1979 –

Donna Summer was making a bid with the Disco Rock song “Hot Stuff”.

A Bi-national Lesbian Conference is held at University of Toronto. 

The closest thing to a Beatles’ reunion happened when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together at Eric Clapton’s wedding reception The bride, Patti Boyd, was formerly married to George Harrison. Joining them for a jam session were Clapton, Mick Jagger and Ginger Baker. . The all-star band ran through old Little Richard and Eddie Cochran songs.

ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album.

LP Charts” We Are Family from Sister Sledge at #7,

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

1983: Two years into the AIDS epidemic, ABC’s 20/20 does its first story on the crisis.  A producer at the network acknowledges that the show’s executives refused for more than a year to do a story on the disease, but changed their minds when they suddenly heard “reports of infants getting it.”

1985

Motown celebrated the 50th anniversary of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem with the NBC-TV special “Motown Returns To The Apollo,” featuring performances by label stars Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, the Commodores, and Thelma Houston. Rod Stewart, Sammy Davis Jr., Sarah Vaughan, James Brown, Little Richard, the Drifters, Al Green, Patti Labelle, Wilson Pickett, Mavis Staples, Joe Cocker, Marilyn McCoo, Lou Rawls, Billy Preston, Chuck Jackson, the Manhattans, and the Cadillacs also appeared.

05-19-1987   Michael Angelakos – Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is an American singer, songwriter, and 

record producer. Angelakos is best known as the frontman of the inditronica band Passion Pit. In 2013, he married Kristina Mucci. The couple divorced in 2015. In November 2015, Angelakos came out as gay. In an interview, he stated, “I just wanted so badly to be straight because I love her so much. I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.” He went on to say that it was his wife that spearheaded his coming out process. She said, “You need to figure out what’s going on with your sexuality because you can’t hate yourself anymore.” Angelakos has been diagnosed as bipolar and has been talking about mental health since 2012. 

1988

The British Phonographic Industry is rebuffed by the UK’s House Of Lords when it tries to prevent electronics manufacturer Amstrad from producing and marketing a dual tape deck which makes it easy for consumers to copy cassettes. Because the company includes copyright warnings with the machine, The House ruled that they were not encouraging people to break the law.

1989: First Lady Barbara Bush ignores the reportedly vociferous objections of Chief of Staff John Sununu and prominently displays ten lit candles in the windows of the White House to show her solidarity with the Seventh International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Washington, D.C. Organizers of the march had asked people in the capital to burn candles in their windows to Commemorate friends and loved ones they have lost to the disease.

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

1990

Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vogue’. Originally planned as a B-side, it became the singers eighth US No.1 and seventh UK No.1 hit.

“Vogue” became Madonna’s eighth #1 song on this date, taking over from “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic) by Sinead O’Connor. Heart moved up with “All I Wanna’ Do Is Make Love To You” at #3 and Wilson Phillips were at 4 with “Hold On”.

05-19-1992   Sam Smith – Born in London, England. He is an English 

singer-songwriter. In December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards. At the 2015 Grammy Awards, he won four. For his and Jimmy Napes’ song, Writing’s on the Wall, the theme song for the James Bond film Spectre (2015), Smith won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In May 2014, Smith came out to the public as gay. His 2017 album, The Thrill of It All, showed “the gay guy I’ve become.” He describes himself as a feminist and in an October 2017 interview with Attitude, he stated that he “[felt] as much a woman as I am a man.”  (Photo by pitpony.photography 2015)

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Men mansplaining they know what it is to be a woman are not feminists…

1998

Sonny And Cher receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seventeen months after Sonny was killed in a skiing accident.

1999 the Supreme Court rules that the Ontario Family Law Act’s definition of “spouse” as a person of the opposite sex is unconstitutional as was any provincial law that denies equal benefits to same-sex couples. Ontario is given six months to amend the act.

The ruling centred on the “M v. H” case which involved two Toronto women who had lived together for more than a decade. When the couple broke up in 1992, “M” sued “H” for spousal support under Ontario’s Family Law Act. The problem was that the act defined “spouse” as either a married couple or “a man and woman” who are unmarried and have lived together for no less than three years.

The judge rules that the definition violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and declares that the words “a man and woman” should be replaced with “two persons.” “H” appeals the decision. The Court of Appeal upholds the decision but gives Ontario one year to amend its Family Law Act. Although neither “M” nor “H” chooses to take the case any further, Ontario’s attorney general is granted leave to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal, which brought the case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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

2001

The $20 million waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Countryopened on 25 acres near the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

2005 – The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services officially recognizes May 19thas the National Asian and Pacific-Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

2006 — U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron rules that the state of Oklahoma must, under the full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution, recognize the validity of adoptions approved by courts in other states, regardless of whether the adoptive parents are same-sex couples.

2009 –USA TV-  Glee premiers, featuring LGBT characters and themes.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011

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RABBI RACHEL ISSACS

Rachel Issacs, an out lesbian woman becomes the first openly gay rabbi of either sex to be ordained by the conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary. Issacs began her studies at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union college- Jewish Theological Seminary. Issacs began her studies at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union college- Jewish Institute of Religion and then transferred once the conservative movement changed their stance on ordaining LGBTQ clergy. Rachel Isaacs is the first LGBT person to be ordained in the Jewish Conservative movement. She is now the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Waterville, Maine, which is a Conservative synagogue, as well as the Dorothy “Bibby” Levine Alfond Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby College. In 2014 Isaacs was named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Daily Forward. In 2016, she delivered the evening Hanukkah benediction at the White House

05-19-2014 U.S. District Judge Michael McShane strikes down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, finding that the law violated the constitutional right to equal protection. He ordered his ruling to take effect immediately. As of this date, same-sex couples can marry in 18 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Judge Michael McShane

2018

Elton John performed at the wedding reception of England’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, playing “Your Song”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Circle of Life” and “I’m Still Standing”.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Monstrosecentre

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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

However:

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.

LGBTQ2 her/history May 18

BCE to The Suffragettes

May 18, 1897

In London, a public reading was given of Bram Stoker’s new novel, “Dracula, or, The Un-dead.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina includes the above owing to Dracula’s three Wives being the the lesbian/vampire association.

May 18, 1911

Conductor/composer (Das Lied von der Erde, Urlicht, Das klagende Lied, Kindertotenlieder, Die drei Pintos) Gustav Mahler died of complications from bacterial endocarditis at age 50. His last word was “Mozart.” He had conducted his last concert on February 21.

05-18-1913 – 02-19-2001 Charles Trenet – Born in Narbonne, Aude, France. He was a French singer and songwriter. Trenet wrote close to a thousand 

songs, the most famous being La Mer, with more than 400 recorded versions. His other hit songs include Boum!Y’a d’la joie, and Que reste-t-il de nos amours?. In 1963, Trenet spent 28 days in prison in Aix-en-Provence charged with corrupting the morals of four young men under the age of 21 (they were 19). His chauffeur claimed that Trenet was using him as a pimp. The charges were dropped, but it became public knowledge that Trenet was gay. He never spoke of it publicly and in private spoke of it rarely. In the 1940s, Maurice Chevalier and actress Mistinguett informed the French police that Trenet was gay.

05-18-1918 – 01-01-1951 R. H. Barlow – Born in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was born at a time when his father Lieutenant Colonel Everett Barlow, was serving with the American forces in France, Barlow spent much of his youth at Fort Benning, Georgia, where his father was stationed.

R. H. Barlow

Barlow was an American author, avant-garde poet, anthropologist, and historian of early Mexico and an expert in the Nahuatl language. He was also a correspondent and friend of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and was appointed by Lovecraft to be the executor of his literary estate. Barlow committed suicide in 1951, apparently fearing the exposure of his homosexuality by a disgruntled student.

05-18-1921 – 08-16-1963   Joan Eardley – Born at Bailing Hill Farm in Warnham, Sussex, England. She was a British artist noted for her portraiture of street children in Glasgow and for her landscapes of the fishing village of Catterline and the surrounding area along the North-East coast of Scotland.

 From 1950 to 1957, Eardley’s work focused on the slum area of Townhead, located within the city of Glasgow. In the late 1950s, she spent much of her time in and around Catterline, moving there permanently in 1961. Seascapes and landscapes dominated her work once she moved to Catterline. In 1952, while living in Glasgow, she met photographer, Audrey Walker. In 2013, a collection of letters written by Eardley to Audrey Walker were released, having been placed under an embargo by Walker until decades after she had died. Walker was ten years older than Eardley and married to a prominent Scottish Barrister. When the two women were not together, Eardley wrote to Walker nearly every day. The letters show Eardley’s intense love for Walker. As a lesbian at a time when it was not ok to be out, she was accepted by the village people of Catterline and lived openly with partners, including Dorothy Steel and Lil Neilson. Early in 1963, Eardley consulted a homeopathic doctor about a lump on her breast but was told not to be concerned. By May 1963, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her brain. She died at the age of 42 with her mother, sister, and Audrey Walker at her bedside. 

1921 – Patrick Dennis (May 18, 1921 – November 6, 1976), pseudonym of Edward Everett Tanner, the writer who created Auntie Mame,was born in Chicago. An out bisexual man, he is the only author to have had three novels on the New York Times best-seller list at the same time. Auntie Mames first edition spent 112 weeks on the bestseller list (for 8 weeks in 1956), selling more than 2,000,000 copies in five different languages.

05-18-1934 Don Bachardy – Born in Los Angeles, California. He is an American portrait artist. Bachardy has had many one-man exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, and New York. In 2004-

Don Bachardy

2005, he exhibited at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. His works reside in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum of Art in San Francisco, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Portrait Gallery, London. He resides in Santa Monica, California. Bachardy was the life partner of writer Christopher Isherwood.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-18-1941   Miriam Margolyes – Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and raised by a Jewish family. She is a British-Australian actress and voice artist.

 She won a BAFTA Award for her role in Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (1993) and played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series. In 2002, she was honored by Queen Elizabeth II as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Drama. In 2013, Morgolyes became an Australian citizen and holds both British and Australian citizenship. On becoming an Australian citizen on Australia Day 2013, Margolyes referred to herself as a “dyke” live on national television and in front of Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Since 1967 her life-partner has been Heather Sutherland, a retired Australian professor of Indonesian studies. 

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-18-1955   Ed Smart – Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a businessman and the father of Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted in 2002 and rescued 

after nine months. In 2019, Ed Smart came out as gay. Smart, who was raised in the Mormon faith, said he was only able to acknowledge his sexual orientation after leaving the church. “I was told it was being deviant, being abnormal, being mentally sick,” he said. All six of his children have accepted him and said something like, “Dad, if that’s the way you are, that’s the way you are, and I still love you.” At an LGBTQ conference in Utah, Smart that he has experienced two miracles in his life. The first was the safe return of his daughter, Elizabeth and the second was his decision to share his truth. “How often do you get to have a miracle happen in your life that is truly a miracle?” Smart asked. “To get to the point that I have…accepting myself for who I am, really has been another miracle.”

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

1963

Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” enters Billboard’s Top 40, where it will reach #1. It will also become a Top Ten hit in the UK.

1969 –Fight Repression of Erotic Expression (FREE), later to be called the Queer Student Cultural Center, is formed at the University of Minnesota. In 1971, an original officer of FREE, Jack Baker, was the first openly gay man elected student body president at a major university. By winning this election he became the first openly gay man to win any public office in the U.S. In 1970, Jack Baker and Mike McConnell also became the first gay couple to seek legal marriage and were featured in Life magazine.recognized by Columbia University in 1967.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

1970- The first time two men file for a marriage license in the United States

richard and james
A SENIOR DEPUTY CLERK OF HENNEPIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, ADMINISTERED OATHS TO JAMES AND RICHARD.

Richard Jack Baker and James M. McConnell hold a press conference announcing their plans to marry and go to the Minneapolis city clerk’s office. The clerk asks a lawyer’s opinion and hears that issuing the license would “result in an undermining and destruction of the entire legal concept of our family structure in all areas  of law.”

In mid-August 1971, Baker and McConnell took up residence in Blue Earth County and applied to the District Court in Mankato for a license to marry which was granted.  They were the first legally married couple and remain together to this day.

May 18, 1975

Five times married US country singer, Tammy Wynette was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stand By Your Man.’ Originally released as a single in 1968 in the USA. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette’s career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Boy George covered it for the movie The Crying Game

1978,

Canada – In Toronto, the second annual conference of MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) in Canada sees the election of a new Canadian coordinator and installation of Rev Brent Hawkes  (born June 2, 1950)as pastor of MCC Toronto. 

1979

ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album.

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

05-18-1980 Felicia Pearson – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is an American actress, author, and rapper. She is best known for playing a character of the same name, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson on The Wire. She 

Felicia Pearson

wrote a memoir titled Grace After Midnight detailing her troubled childhood and the time she spent in prison for second-degree murder. Pearson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of two incarcerated drug addicts, and raised in an East Baltimore foster home. Pearson said her life turned around at the age of 18 when Arnold Loney, a local drug dealer who looked out for her and sent her money in prison, was shot and killed. While in prison she earned her GED and was released in 2000. She is openly lesbian. In an interview, the question that was asked was; “I know you’re from East Baltimore, would you say there are a lot of Black lesbians in your hood?” Pearson answered, “ I’d say that out of 100 people 35 or 40 percent are Black lesbians.” Pearson has volunteered as a prison visitor, worked on anti-violence and literary campaigns for youth, and supported The Stay Strong Foundation.

1980

Joy Division singer and guitarist Ian Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23. Curtis had the Iggy Pop album ‘The Idiot’, playing on his stereo and left a note that said, ‘At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I just can’t cope anymore.’ Joy Division released the critically acclaimed debut album Unknown Pleasures in 1979, and recorded their follow-up ‘Closer’ in 1980.

1981 – Lawrence D. Mass, MD (born June 11, 1946) is the first person to report about AIDS. Many believe that June 5, 1981 is the date of the first published report on the new disease which would later become known as AIDS. But the first published report actually appeared in the New York Native, a gay newspaper, three weeks earlier, on page seven. Dr. Mass went on the help found the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and was the principle author of the organization’s “Medical Answers about AIDS” through four revisions spanning ten years. Dr. Mass still works as a physician in New York City, where he resides with his life partner, writer and activist Arnie Kantrowitz (born November 26, 1940).

1985

 USAL LP Charts: Madonna dropped to #8 with Like a Virgin, Wham! had the #9 album Make It Big 

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

1999

Backstreet Boys release their third album (second in America), Millennium, with the hits “I Want It That Way” and “Larger than Life.” Primarily produced by Max Martin, it sells over 13 million in America and many more worldwide.

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

2002

CBS-TV showed the Barry Manilow special Ultimate Manilow.

2003

“Les Miserables” closed after 6,680 shows and 16 years on Broadway.

2006, Belgium – The Belgium Parliament votes to allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Today in LGBT History- May 18th – the Montrose Center

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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

However:

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.

LGBTQ2 her/history May 17

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The International Day Against Homophobia (or IDAHO, as it is sometimes known) is celebrated around the world on Sunday, May 17. This annual day to mark the …

BCE to The Suffragettes

1606, Russia – Tsar Pseudo-Demetrius I is the Czar of Russiafrom June 10, 1605 until his death on May 17, 1606 when he is killed by a mob that stormed the Kremlin. His mutilated body was displayed next to his lover Petr Basmanov.

1866, France – Composer Erik Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925)is born in Honfleur, Calvados. Throughout his life he lived in a small Paris room. Dissatisfied with his compositions, he returned to school when he was forty to study music formally. Still his untutored works are among his most popular. An eccentric, Satie was introduced as a “gymnopedist” in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Satie’s behaviour seemed to indicate that he was asexual; he tended to be dismissive when the topic of sexuality arose.

05-17-1895 – 12-26-1984   Gayelord Hauser – Born in Tübingen, Germany. At the age of sixteen, he immigrated to the United States in 1911. He was an American nutritionist and self-help author, who promoted the ‘natural way 

of eating.’ He discouraged the consumption of sugar and white flour. In 1927, Hauser moved to Hollywood, California. He became popular among movie stars, including Adele Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Paulette Goddard, Gloria Swanson, and Greta Garbo. He and Garbo remained friends until his death. His prolific writing career began in 1930 with Harmonized Food Selection, with the Famous Hauser Body-Building System. His books with translated into twelve languages and he had a column in Hearst newspapers. In the early 1940s, actor Frey Brown became Hauser’s domestic partner. The couple lived in a villa in Taormina, Sicily, until Brown’s death in 1979. Hauser sold the villa and returned to Hollywood. He died in 1984 from complications of pneumonia. Hauser is regarded as the founder of the natural food movement and a pioneer decades ahead of his time. (Photo of Greta Garbo & Gayelord Hauser)

05-17-1919 – 06-10-1986   Merle Miller – Born in Montour, Iowa. He was an American writer and novelist best remembered for 

his best-selling biography of Harry S. Truman, and as a pioneer in the gay rights movement. On January 17, 1971, Miller came out of the closet in an article titled “What It Means to Be Homosexual” in the New York Times Magazine. The response to the article led to a book publication later that year. In 2012, the book was reprinted by Penguin Classic with a new foreword by Dan Savage and a new afterword by Charles Kaiser. Miller died in 1986 from peritonitis following surgery to remove a ruptured appendix. 

05-17-1929 – 09-18-2010 Jill Johnston – Born in London, England to an American mother and a British father. Her parents were never married and separated when Jill was an infant. Her mother took her to Little Neck, Long Island, New York, where she was raised. She was an American feminist author and cultural critic who wrote Lesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. She also wrote under the pen name of F. J. Crowe. In Lesbian Nation Johnston wrote: “Many feminists are now stranded between their personal needs and their political 

Jill Johnston

persuasions. The lesbian is the woman who unites the personal and political in the struggle to free ourselves from the oppressive institution [of marriage]…By this definition, lesbian are in the vanguard of the resistance.” It was revolutionary in those days when marriage to a man was the goal for women and not married was somehow to be less of a woman. Johnston’s words were so influential — and unsettling — that her approach to lesbian feminism caused a schism within the lesbian and feminist communities. Johnston redefined how lesbians looked at their lives – not in relationship to men, but in relationship to themselves and each other. Johnston married her partner, Ingrid Nyeboe, in 1993 in Denmark after having lived with her since 1980. The couple re-married in Connecticut in 2009. Johnston died from complications from a stroke. Her death was announced September 19, by her wife, Ingrid Nyeboe. She was 81.

05-17-1938 – 09-21-2021   Marcia Freedman – Born in Newark, New Jersey. She was an American-Israeli activist of peace, 

women’s rights, and gay rights. In the early 1970s, she helped create and lead the feminist movement in Israel. Freedman was the founding president of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom (also known as the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace) and a past president of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. She was openly lesbian and written a memoir Exile in the Promised Land. She was a member of the Knesset (Israel’s legislative body) from 1974 to 1977. As of 2021, she remains the only openly lesbian to have served in the Knesset.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-17-1950 – 03-14-1991 Howard Ashman – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was an American playwright and lyricist. Known for: Little Shop of Horrors; Disney’s The Little MermaidBeauty & The Beast, and Aladdin. He collaborated with Alan Menken, Ashman writing the lyrics and Menken composing the music. On the night of the 62nd Academy Awards, Ashman told Menken that they needed to have an important talk 

Howard Ashman

when they got back to New York, where he revealed to Menken that he was HIV positive. He had been diagnosed in 1988, midway through the making of The Little Mermaid. On March 10, 1991, the Disney animators had their first screening for Beauty and the Beast and it was an enormous success. Afterward, they visited Ashman in the hospital. They told him that the film was incredibly well received by the press. Four days later Ashman died from complications from AIDS. Beauty and the Beast is dedicated to him: “To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful. Howard Ashman 1950-1991.”

1954

In the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for school integration, declaring that racially segregated schools were inherently unequal.

05-17-1956 Annise Parker – Born in Houston, Texas. She is an American politician, who has been elected Houston Mayor three times. Parker is Houston’s second female mayor and one of the first openly gay mayors of 

Annise Parker

a major U.S. city. Houston is the most populous U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor. She was mayor from January 2, 2010 – January 2, 2016. Parker and her wife, Kathy Hubbard, have been together since 1990. On January 16, 2014, Parker and Hubbard were married in Palm Springs, California. They have three foster children.

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

1963

The first Monterey Folk Festival took place over three days in Monterey, California. The festival featured Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Peter Paul and Mary. The 1967 Monterey Rock festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix and The Who as well as the first major public performances of Janis Joplin. It was also the first major performance by Otis Redding in front of a predominantly white audience.

1965

Pop Culture: The FBI ends its two-year investigation into the Kingsmen song “Louie Louie,” determining that the largely indecipherable lyrics are not obscene.

1969

The Soundtrack to “Hair” had a hold on #1 on the Album chart for the fourth straight week. 

05-17-1969 Thom Filicia – Born in Syracuse, New York. He is an American openly gay interior designer, most famous for his role on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. He is also co-author of a book based on the show. Filicia is the founder and chief creative officer of New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. Since launching the enterprise in 1998, Filicia’s New-American Style has earned him clients in the worlds of entertainment, finance, sports, media, fashion, and hospitality. In 2011 he was named as one of Elle Decor’s top 25 A-List Designers, in 2006 he was chosen as one of House Beautiful’s Top 100 American Designer and House & Garden’s Top 50 “Tastemakers.” Felicia said it was easier to tell his parents he was gay than to tell them he would be on a show called, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

The Christian musical Godspell opens at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre. It becomes the third-longest-running off-Broadway production of its day.  at the Cherry Lane Theatre, before hitting Broadway five years later.

1972 –  John Water’s “Pink Flamingos” opens starring Divine

May 17, 1974

ABC aired the Elton John television special “Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things.”

May 17, 1975

The Soundtrack to “Tommy” was #3, #6   Have You Never Been Mellow from Olivia Newton-John, the Soundtrack to “Funny Lady” at #7,

Elton John was awarded a Platinum record for his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. It was the first L.P. to sell one million copies on its first day of release.

Elton John plays “Bennie And The Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” on Soul Train, becoming just the third white performer to appear on the show, after Dennis Coffey and Gino Vannelli.

NBC paid $5 million for the rights to show “Gone with the Wind on television one time. It was shown on November 7, 1976 and received a then-record household rating of 47.7 and a 65 share of viewers.

1978 –

The Toronto Board of Education committee rehires John Argue as swimming instructor, overruling principal of school. Argue had been fired because he was gay. 

Donna Summer’s film Thank God It’s Friday premiered in Los Angeles.

ABC-TV aired two music specials, “The Carpenters: Space Encounters,” with guests John Davidson and Charlie Callas, and then “Olivia,” hosted by Olivia Newton-John, with ABBA and Andy Gibb.

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

1980

“The Rose”, the title song from the movie in which she starred in, was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for Bette Midler.

05-17-1984   Lena Waithe – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American 

actress, producer, and screenwriter best known for co-writing and acting in the Netflix series Master of None. She was the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. The Thanksgiving episode for which she won the Emmy was partially based on her personal experience coming out as a lesbian to her mother. In her Emmy acceptance speech, she said, “The things that make us different—those are our superpowers.” Her words were a special message to the LGBT community. Waithe has been in a relationship with Alana May, a content executive, for three years. The couple became engaged on Thanksgiving Day 2017. Out Magazine named Waithe the Out100: Artist of the Year on November 8, 2017. (Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0 March 24, 2018)

1986

Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singers third US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

Incredibly, Whitney Houston climbed back to #1 on the Album chart in its 60th week of release.

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

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

1 Biphobia is a more recent word

2 Homophobia and Transphobia are Heterosexual Male at Court Defense words; and do not apply to nonpublic square private lives or social groupings, especially against lesbians.

3 internalized homophobia and transphobia is self loathing, and again, should not be projected against lesbians, gay men or bisexuals who are not murdering trans, who are ignoring non-procreative sexual orientation.

1990

Switzerland – Homosexuality is removed from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organization, declaring this day the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHO).  WHO established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate grass-roots actions in different countries, to promote the day and to lobby for official recognition on May 17. The date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexualityfrom the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization(WHO) in 1990. For a long time in Germany, May 17 had been unofficially labelled as a sort of “Gay Day.” Written in the date format 17.5, it had a natural affinity with the anti-gay Penal Code 175. The main purpose of the May 17 mobilizations is to raise awareness of violence, discrimination, and repression of LGBT communities worldwide, which in turn provides an opportunity to take action and engage in dialogue with the media, policymakers, public opinion, and wider civil society.

Switzerland – Voters approve a wide-ranging reform of the country’s laws, including the deletion of all discriminatory language related to homosexuality, with 73 percent voting in favor.

Queer Nation’s name is officially adopted, reclaiming the word queer. Queer Nation isan LGBTQ activist organization founded in March 1990 in New York City by HIV/AIDS activists from ACT UP. The four founders were outraged at the escalation of anti-gay and lesbian violence on the streets and prejudice in the arts and media. The group is known for its confrontational tactics, its slogans, and the practice of outing. The direct-action group’s inaugural action took place at Flutie’s Bar, a straight hangout at the South Street Sea Port on April 13, 1990. Queer Nation Chicago was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1995.

1993

Barry Manilow appears on CBS-TV’s Murphy Brown, where he sang “I Am Your Child”.

1995 –

The first Lavender Graduation took place at the University of Michigan, with three graduates. Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation.  It was through this experience that she came to understand the pain felt by her students.  Encouraged by Dr. Royster Harper, the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sanlo designed the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony in 1995. The first Lavender Graduate was Ryan Bradley. Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBT students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university. Through such recognition LGBT students may leave the university with a positive last experience of the institution thereby encouraging them to become involved as mentors for current students as well as financially contributing alumni.

Chuck BerryFats Domino and Little Richard  performed together on the same stage for the first time at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England,   They were scheduled to appear in London the following night and in Birmingham on May 20, however Domino did not perform at either of those shows due to illness.

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

2002

The Barry Manilow special, Ultimate Manilow aired on CBS-TV.

2004

Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, becoming the first U.S. state to do so after the state Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Marcia Hams and Sue Shepardare the first same-sex couple to marry. Robyn Ochs (born 1958) and her long-time partner Peg Preble were also among the first same-sex couples to get legally married that day.

Massachusetts 2

2005

05-17-2005 International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) This day was first conceived in 2004 and is aimed to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations. By 2016, this day is recognized by 132 countries. May 17th was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.  

Mauritius – The Rainbow Collective is founded, working against homophobia.

2005

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Idiot” on “Good Morning America.”

Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer.

2009,

Russia – A rainbow flash mob happens in St. Petersburg. It is the largest LGBT demonstration in Russia with about 250 people. Nobody was arrested.

 Annise Parker (born May 17, 1956) was elected mayor of Houston, making her the first LGBT mayor of a U.S. city with a population over 1 million. She is an American politician who served as the 61st Mayor of Houston, Texas, from 2010 until 2016. She also served as an at-large member of the Houston City Council from 1998 to 2003 and city controller from 2004 to 2010. Parker was Houston‘s second female mayor (after Kathy Whitmire), and one of the first openly gay mayors of a major U.S. city, with Houston being the most populous U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor. Parker and her partner, Kathy Hubbard, have been together since 1990. On January 16, 2014, Parker and Hubbard were married in Palm Springs, California. They have three foster children together as well as a then-teenage boy that they offered a home and whom they consider their son.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2012

Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Love to Love You, and ‘Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’.

Lisa Marie Presley performed her song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on American Idol’s results show.

2016 – The Senate confirms Eric Fanning (born July 2, 1968)to be secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay secretary of a U.S. military branch. Fanning previously served as Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s chief of staff and also served as undersecretary of the Air Force and deputy undersecretary of the Navy. He was nominated by President Obama and removed by President Trump on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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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.

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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

However:

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.

LGBQ2 Her/History May 16


HONOR OUR LGBT ELDERS DAY – May 16

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Honor Our LGBT Elders Day on May 16 recognizes the thousands of people in the LGBT community who have paved the way for access and social acceptance.


BCE to The Suffragettes

218, Italy – Elagabalus (203 – 11 March 222)is declared the 25themperor of the Roman Empire. He was married tro five women and a male athlete named Zoticus whom he wed in a public ceremony. However, his most stable relationship seems to have been with his chariot driver, a blond slave from Caria named Hierocles, to whom he referred as his husband. Herodian commented that Elagabalus enhanced his natural good looks by the regular application of cosmetics. He was described as having been “delighted to be called the mistress, the wife, the queen of Hierocles” and was reported to have offered vast sums of money to any physician who could equip him with female genitalia. He was assassinated at the age of 18. Elagabalus has been characterized by some modern writers as transgenderor transsexual.

05-16-1882 – 11-15-1971 Roland Vaughan Gwynne – Born in Eastbourne, United Kingdom. He is a British politician. He was the 46th Mayor of Eastbourne, Sussex, from 1928 to 1931. He was also a patient and close 

Roland Vaughan Gwynne

friend of the suspected serial killer Dr. John Bodkin Adams. Gwynne was homosexual and he constantly had financial problems, caused on the one hand by his extravagant lifestyle (he was famous for the wild parties he held at Folkington Manor, attended by, among others, Freeman-Thomas, Viceroy of India and Rudyard Kipling) and on the other, by his sexuality, which made him a prime target for blackmail. It was well known by those close to him that his butler, Wilde, was one such person extorting money from him. After Gwynne’s death, love letters from various local jockeys were found among his papers. Gwynne never married but he developed a close friendship with John Bodkin Adams, an Eastbourne general practitioner, and suspected serial killer, with whom he went on frequent shooting holidays to Scotland and Ireland. He would visit Adams every morning at 9 a.m. During the police investigation into Adams, a note written by a journalist was uncovered linking Adams sexually to a member of the local police and a local magistrate. The police officer is strongly suspected to have been the Deputy Chief Constable of Eastbourne, Alexander Seekings, and the magistrate to have been Gwynne. Despite the illegality of homosexual sex in 1956/57, the matter was not investigated further by the police. On February 12, 1957, just before the Adams’ trial began, Gwynne was knighted. Adams was sensationally acquitted of one murder charge and another was withdrawn controversially by the Attorney General.

05-16-1919 – 02-04-1987 Liberace (Wladziu Valentino Liberace) – Born in West Allis, Wisconsin. He was an American pianist and entertainer. At the height of his fame from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world. He lived in Las Vegas and had an international touring schedule.  

Liberace

Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage. He was known as “Mr. Showmanship”. Liberace was recognized during his career with two Emmy Awards, six gold albums and two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He never admitted to being gay. In a 2011 interview, actress and close friend Betty White stated that Liberace was, indeed, gay and that she often served as a “beard” to counter the rumors of the musician’s homosexuality.

He performed 21 sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall which set box office records a few months before his death in Palm Springs, California on February 4, 1987.

Liberace’s death was controversial because there had been rumors prior to his death that he had contracted HIV, which his management, publicist, friends, and even Liberace himself had vehemently denied. Against the wishes of his estate, the Riverside County coroner ordered an official autopsy and determined that Liberace had died of an AIDS-related illness, making his the second major celebrity after Rock Hudson to officially succumb to the illness during the early days of the media frenzy surrounding the disease.

In 1982, Scott Thorson, Liberace’s 22-year-old former chauffeur and live-in lover of five years, sued the pianist for $113 million in palimony after he was let go by Liberace

05-16-1929 – 03-27-2012 Adrienne Rich – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an American poet, essayist, and feminist. She was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th  century,” and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.”

Adrienne Rich

She did marry in 1953 and had three children. She said of her marriage: “I married in part because I knew no better way to disconnect from my first family…I wanted what I saw as a full woman’s life, whatever was possible.” The couple separated in mid-1970. In 1976, Rich began her partnership with Jamaican-born novelist and editor Michelle Cliff, which lasted until her death.

She was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century”, and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.” In 1976, Rich began her partnership with Jamaican-born novelist and editor Michelle Cliff(2 November 1946 – 12 June 2016), which lasted until her death. In her controversial work Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution, published the same year, Rich acknowledged that, for her, lesbianism was a political as well as a personal issue, writing, “The suppressed lesbian I had been carrying in me since adolescence began to stretch her limbs.”

1929

The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946

The Irving Berlin musical, “Annie Get Your Gun,” opened at New York’s Imperial Theatre for the first of 1,147 performances.

05-16-1947 Cheryl Clarke – born in Washington, D.C. She is a lesbian poet, essayist, educator, and a Black feminist community activist. She lives in

Cheryl Clarke

 Jersey City, New Jersey, and Hobart, New York with her life partner, Barbara Ballet. Clarke is the author of four collections of poetry, as well as Living as a Lesbian (1986), Humid Pitch (1989) and Experimental Love (1993).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-16-1954 Jonina Leosdottir – Born in Iceland. She is an Icelandic novelist, playwright, and former journalist. Leosdottir is the author of a dozen plays, seven novels, two biographies and a collection of articles she wrote for a women’s magazine. She is married to the former Icelandic Prime

Jonina leosdottir

 Minister Johanna Siguroardottir, who was the first openly lesbian head of government in modern history. They were one of the first same-sex couples in Iceland to get married. The law took effect in 2010 and while Johanna was in office. The couple has been together since 1985 when they both left their husbands to be together. In an interview by The Telegraph (UK), Jonina said, “ It hasn’t been an easy ride. We lived in a very different time. There were no gay laws or no rights to a civil partnership or anything. It was the stone ages compared to now.” For almost half of their relationships, they kept it a secret because they were worried about Johanna’s career as an MP. It was only in 2000 that they moved in together and found that there was no real reaction. Jonina thinks that the “non-reaction” was because they are both white women and she was a grandmother. She stated,” I think people see white women grandmas as rather harmless so maybe it’s not so threatening.”

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

05-16-1966   Janet Jackson – Born in Gary, Indiana. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She is the 

youngest child of the Jackson family. Having sold over 180 million records, Jackson is one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. She has been a long-term ally of the LGBT community. On her 1997 album, The Velvet Rope, she spoke out against homophobia and embraced same-sex relations and was given the GLAAD Media Award of Outstanding Music Album. In 2005, Jackson received the Humanitarian Award from the Human Rights Campaign and AIDS Project Los Angeles in recognition of her involvement in raising funds for AIDS Charities. At the 19th GLAAD Media Awards in 2008, she received the Vanguard Award. Jackson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1981:

 More than twenty people marching in a gay rights demonstration in Helsinki, Finland, are arrested by the police and charged with “encouraging lewd behavior.”

The Fifth BiNational Lesbian Conference in Vancouver draws women from across Canada and organizes the first known lesbian pride march in the world.

1985

A royalty check for $6.5 million from sales of “We Are The World” was handed over to the USA for Africa Foundation by Columbia Records. The total raised would eventually exceed $50 million. Blogger Nina recalls -None of the charity was effective and corrupt governments and military groups took the money and the food aid.

1986: 

Top Gun opens nationwide in the U.S. and is applauded for years as a homoerotic fantasy.

05-16-1986   Megan Fox – Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She is an American actress and model. In 2004, she made her film debut in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. She was also cast in a regular role on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith. In 2007, Fox won the lead female role in the live-action film Transformers. Fox was also in the  Transformers sequels.

She was married to actor Brian Austin Green. The couple have three sons. Their divorce was finalized in 2021. In June 2020, she was in a relationship with Machine gun Kelly and on January 12, 2022, Fox announced that the two were engaged.   She has been openly bisexual since September 2008. In May 2009, she confirmed her bisexuality, stating: “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual., because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.” Fox told InStyle in July 2021: “A girl would come up to me and be like: ‘You had a lot to do with me, like identifying and understanding that I was gay or understanding that I was bisexual…’ And that, of course, is by far, like, the most moving, rewarding thing that I have experienced in my life! To be a part of something that helped people figure that out, or helped people deal with that, or feel better about that. One of my favorite things that I get called, is being like, a bi icon and that is one of the things I am the most proud of!”

1987 – HIV-Positive people are banned from entering the United States by the U.S. Public Health Service. President Obama lifts the ban in 2009.

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

1991, Bahamas – Same-sex sexual activity is legalized in the Bahamas.

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

2000

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince reverts back to the name Prince. Because his publishing contract expired December 31, 1999, Prince says his birth name was emancipated from “long-term restrictive documents,” and he could stop using the unpronounceable symbol he used to identify himself when he was committed to what he called “undesirable relationships.”

Britney Spears released her sophomore album, Oops!… I Did It Again. It included tracks like “Stronger” and “Lucky” as well as a cover of The Rolling Stones classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and a recording of “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know” co-written by Canada’s Shania Twain.

2005, Hong Kong – The First Gay Pride Parade takes place.

2007, Baltic Region – Pride events in the Baltic region faced threats of violence and attempts to be banned by local authorities. In 2006, an LGBT Pride march in Riga was banned because of security threats against the participants. On this day in 2007, the Pride march was allowed to go ahead, but inside an enclosed park. Outside of the park, crowds of counter-demonstrators shouted abuses at the Pride marchers and threw two devices which exploded in the park. Amnesty International has been supporting Pride events in the Baltic region through campaigning, participation and monitoring since 2008.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2013,

Puerto Rico – Senate approves a non-discrimination bill 15-11.

George Michael suffered minor injuries in a strange incident in London. The pop star reportedly fell out of the passenger seat of a Range Rover.

2016

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor was found safe two days after being reported as missing in Chicago. Her brief disappearance came six just months after a similar incident in November 2015 when she posted a dire note on Facebook where she threatened to commit suicide. Recently, O’Connor accused Arsenio Hall of being Prince’s longtime drug dealer, an accusation that resulted in a $5 million lawsuit from the late-night host.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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

However:

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.

LGBTQ2 her/history May 15

BCE to The Suffragettes

1855 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) registers “Leaves of Grass” with the US Copyright agency. The collection is considered an expression of homosexuality and leads to years of controversy.

1858

Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden, London

1871, Germany – Paragraph 175 is added to the GermanCriminal Code. It made homosexualacts between males a crime. The Nazis broadened the law in 1935 and gay men were forced to wear a pink triangle to indicate their homosexuality. In the prosecutions that followed, thousands died in Nazi concentration camps. It was repealed on March 10, 1994.

05-15-1930   Jasper Johns – Born in Augusta, Georgia. He is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract 

expressionism, New-Dada, and Pop Art. Johns has held the title of most paid for a work by a living artist. In 1990, he received the National Medal of Arts and in 2011, President Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1954, Johns went to New York and met his life-partner, artist Robert Rauschenberg. Working together they explored the art scene and began to express their own ideas. Johns was strongly influenced by the gay couple Merce Cunningham (choreographer) and John Cage (composer). “Flags” are Johns’s most famous works. The artist painted his first American flag in 1954-54, which is now at MoMA. 

05-15-1938 – 06-25-2014 Nancy Garden – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was an American writer of fiction for children and young adults, best known for her lesbian novel Annie On My Mind. The first author for young 

Nancy Garden

adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Annie On My Mind was awarded the Lee Lynch Classic Award by the Golden Crown Literary Society in 2014, cited as one of the most important classics in lesbian literature. Garden opens a window through which the readers can find the courage to be true to themselves. She spent many years living between Massachusetts and Maine, with partner Sandy Scott, their golden retriever, Loki, and their cats. Nancy Garden died of a heart attack on June 23, 2014.

05-15-1939 – 03-16-2019 Barbara Hammer – Born in Hollywood, California. She 

is an American filmmaker known for being one of the pioneers of lesbian film. In her forty-year career, she is known for creating films dealing with women’s issues. Her first feature film, Nitrate Kisses, in 1992 was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, her autobiography, HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life was published. She currently teaches film at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. After years of short-term relationships, she got married to human rights advocate Florrie Burke. They were together, until Hammer’s death, for thirty-one years. Hammer died of ovarian cancer on March 16, 2019.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-15-1940   Lainie Kazan – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She is an American singer, actress, and LGBT straight ally. Kazan made her Broadway

 debut in 1961 with the musical The Happiest Girl in the World. The following year she appeared in the musical, Bravo Giovanni, and understudied Barbra Streisand for the lead role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1964)In 1970, she posed nude for the October issue of Playboy. Hugh Hefner opened two nightclubs, called “Lainie’s Room West” (Los Angeles) and “Lainie’s Room East” (New York). She guest-starred on Dean Martin’s variety show twenty-six times. Kazan has been in 

many films and television shows, including the role of Maria Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. She was married a short time to director-arranger Peter Daniels and had 1 child. In 2008, Kazan appeared to raise money for the New York LGBT Community Center, where she sang The Gal Who Got Away. In 2014, she made a YouTube in support of gay rights stating, “Everyone has a right to be who they are.” Beginning in 2012, Kazan became an adjunct professor at UCLA. She has also served on the board of AIDS Project LA.

1941

Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid Jewish music

05-15-1945 – 03-30-2016 Bill Rosendahl – Born in Los Angeles, California. He was the first out gay man elected to the Los Angeles City Council. Rosendahl was in office from July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2013. Before he was 

Bill Rosendahl

elected, Rosendahl was an educator and television broadcaster. In 2013 he retired to fight stage-four cancer. Towards the end of his time in office, he was an ardent supporter of medical marijuana, which he used to fight the side effects of his cancer treatments. He died on March 30th, 2016.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

05-15-1954 Boze Hadleigh (aka George Hadley-Garcia) – Born in Syria, city unknown. He is an American journalist writer of celebrity gossip and 

Boze Hadleigh

entertainment. As of 2015, he has published 19 books and has written for more than 100 magazines in the U.S. and abroad, including TV Guide,Playboy, and Us Weekly. He won $16,400 as a contestant on the March 20, 1998 episode of the game show Jeopardy. Six of his books are exclusively about the LGBT presence in and contributions to entertainment. Hadleigh himself is gay.

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

1969, Canada -The House of Commons votes to decriminalize private same-sex acts between consenting adults. The new law goes into effect in August.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1977 – CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcasts a segment on child pornography, concentrating on “adult homosexuals who prey on small boys.” As a result, teenagers from a conservative New York Catholic high school go on a bashing spree, beating one victim to death. They are later sentenced to 35 and 40 years in prison.

1979, Canada – Teacher Don Jones is dismissed by the Smeaton, Saskatchewan because of a complaint to school board that he is gay. 

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

1981: In the midst of Lesbian/Gay Awareness Week, at the University of Florida, a fraternity-circulated petition asserting, “Homosexuals need bullets-not acceptance” draws the signatures of almost fifty people. “We don’t have anything else to do,” says one of the petition’s organizers. “We’re just out here having a good time. I don’t believe in queers.

05-15-1981 Spencer Chandra Herbert – Born in Vancouver, Canada. He is a Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British 

Spencer Chandra Herbert

Columbia. He was in office 2008 and 2009. Openly gay, he married his partner, Romi Chandra, in March 2010. Both Spencer and Romi have been active in supporting causes within the LGBT community.

1988: Having tied up, tortured, and robbed one gay man the night before, two Hartford, Connecticut, teenagers — Sean Burke and Marcos Perez — go out drinking and looking for someone else gay “to beat up.”  They find their victim when they meet thirty-three-year-old Richard Reihl at a downtown gay bar.  After talking with Reihl for a few minutes, they all agree to go back to his apartment where the two teenagers knock Reihl in the head with a fireplace log, bind him up with duct tape, and then, despite his begging and pleading, bludgeon him to death with blows to the head and chest.  Despite attempts by the defense to portray the two teenaged assailants as star athletes and “All-American boys” who deserve leniency and compassion, a judge sentences them to forty and thirty-five years in prison, respectively, for the killing.

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

05-15-1990 Stella Maxwell – Born in Brussels, Belgium to Northern Irish parents. 

She is a Belgian-Irish fashion model and since 2015 has been modeling for Victoria’s Secret. Maxwell has appeared in advertising campaigns for Versace, Alexander McQueen, Max Factor, and others. She dated singer Miley Cyrus in 2016. Since late 2016, she has been dating actress Kristen Stewart.

05-15-1991   Mollee Gray – Born in Orem, Utah. She is an actress and 

Disney channel star, known for Teen Beach Movie (2013), Teen Beach 2 (2015), and The Reliant (2018). On September 9, 2017, she married long-time girlfriend, Jeka Jane (born January 19, 1987).

1996 – The Episcopal Church court rules that there is no “core doctrine” against ordaining a gay man as a deacon, the clergy rank below that of priest.

1998

1998:  Sonny and Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999

Sarah Michelle Gellar hosted NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live” with musical guests the Backstreet Boys.

post 9/11 -Gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2001

In Washington, DC, Lisa Marie Presley attended a protest against the use of mind-altering medications for children.

2008: The California Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. By November 3rd, 2008 more than 18,000 same-sex couples have married. On November 4, California voters approve a ban on same-sex marriage called Proposition 8.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2010, Greenland – The country’s first LGBT Pride parade takes place. It’s the second largest public gathering in Greenland with over 2% of the country’s population attending.

2013 – Dr. Saul Levin was named the new chief executive officer and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association, making him the first known openly gay person to head the APA.Levin was born in South Africa and received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1982. He then moved to the United States to complete a residency in psychiatry at UC Davis Medical Center. He completed a master’s degree in public administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in 1994.

05-15-2015 Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, married his civil partner, Belgian architect Gauthier Destenay. He is the first serving leader in the European Union to wed someone of the same sex.

Xavier Bettel & spouse

05-15-2015 Pitcairn Island passes law allowing same-sex marriage. Pitcairn Island in often considered the world’s smallest country by population. It is the home of 48 people. First settled in 1790 by the mutineers of the British navy vessel Bounty and their Tahitian companions. The law was passed unanimously by the local council.

Pitcairn Island

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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

However:

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.

LGBTQ2 her/history May 14

BCE to The Suffragettes

1881 – Julian Eltinge (May 14, 1881 – March 7, 1941), is born.  Hewas an Americanstageandscreenactor and female impersonator. After appearing in the Boston Cadets Revue at the age of ten in feminine garb, Eltinge made his first appearance on Broadway in 1904. As his star began to rise, he appeared in vaudeville and toured Europe and the United States, even giving a command performance before King Edward VII. Eltinge appeared in a series of musical comedies written specifically for his talents starting in 1910 with The Fascinating Widow, returning to vaudeville in 1918. In 1917 he appeared in his first feature filmThe Countess Charming. By the time Eltinge arrived in Hollywood, he was considered one of the highest paid actors on the American stage. Aside from the graceful femininity he exhibited onstage, Eltinge used a super-masculine facade in public to combat the rumors of his homosexuality. But with the arrival of the Great Depression and the death of vaudeville, Eltinge’s star began to fade. He continued his show in nightclubs but found little success. On February 25, 1941, Eltinge fell ill while performing at Billy Rose‘s Diamond Horseshoe nightclub. He was taken home and died in his apartment ten days later on March 7th. He leaves a legacy as one of the greatest female impersonators of the 20th century.

1897: In Germany, Magnus Hirschfeld founds the Scientific Humanitarian Committee to organize for homosexual rights and the repeal of Paragraph 175.

05-14-1868 – 05-14-1935 Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld – Born in Kolobzeg, Poland. He was a gay German Jewish physician and sexologist. He was an outspoken advocate for sexual minorities. Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, an organization that was the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights. Hirschfeld co-wrote and acted in the 

Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld

1919 film Anders is die Andern (Different From Others), where Conrad Veidt played one of the first homosexual characters ever written for cinema. The film had a specific gay rights law reform agenda. In 1904, he joined the Bund für Mutterschutz (League for the Protection of Mothers), the feminist organization founded by Helene Stöcker. He campaigned for decriminalization of abortion, and against policies that banned female teachers and civil servants from marrying or having children. When the Nazis took power, they attacked Hirschfeld’s Institute on May 6, 1933, and burned many of its books as well as its archives. By the time of the book burning, Hirschfeld had long left Germany for a speaking tour that took him around the world. He never returned to Germany and lived the rest of his life in France. On his 67th birthday, Hirschfeld died of a heart attack in his apartment in Nice. American Henry Gerber, attached to the Allied Army of Occupation following WWI, became impressed by Hirschfeld and absorbed many of his ideas. Upon returning to the United States, Gerber was inspired to form the short-lived Chicago-based Society for Human Rights in 1924, the first known gay rights in the nation. In turn, a partner of one of the former members of the Society communicated the existence of the society to Los Angeles resident Harry Hay in 1929; Hay would go on to help establish the first long-term national homosexual rights organization in the United States, the Mattachine Society, in 1950.

1910, Germany – In Berlin, Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) publishes his ground-breaking study of gender variant people Die Transvestiten, a title which literally translates as ‘The Transvestites.’ The term is used by Hirschfeld to denote a much wider understanding of sexual and gender variation than the cross-dressing which the term often implies today.

1919, Germany –  In Berlin, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld(May, 14 1868 – May, 14 1935) co-founds the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft(Institute for Sex Research), a pioneering private research institute and counseling office. On July 20, 1932, the Chancellor Franz von Papen carried out a coup that deposed the Braun government in Prussia, and appointed himself the Reich commissioner for the state. A conservative Catholic who had long been a vocal critic of homosexuality, Papen ordered the Prussian police to start enforcing the anti-gay Paragraph 175 and to crack down in general on “sexual immorality” in Prussia. The Institut für Sexualwissenschaftremained open, but under Papen’s rule, the police began to harass people associated with it. On January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor. Less than four months after the Nazis took power, Hirschfeld’s Institute was ransacked. On the morning of May 6th, a group of university students belonging to the National Socialist Student League stormed into the institution, shouting “Brenne Hirschfeld!” (“Burn Hirschfeld!”) and began to beat up the staff and smash up the premises. That afternoon, the SA came to the institute, carrying out a more systematic attack, removing all volumes from the library for a book-burning event four days later. In the evening, the Berlin police arrived to announce that the institution was now closed forever.Its library of thousands of books was destroyed by the Nazis.

05-14-1921 – 08-08-1984 Richard Deacon – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an American television and film actor. His best-known roles are Mel Cooley on CBS’s The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and Fred

Richard Deacon

 Rutherford on Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963). Deacon co-starred as Tallulah Bankhead’s butler in a classic episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour called The Celebrity Next Door. He was also in over 50 films. Deacon never said he was gay publicly. Bill Totten said that he was at a West Hollywood gay bar and saw Richard Deacon, Paul Lynde, and Nancy Walker. It was well known in the Hollywood community that Deacon was gay and he is listed in IMDb: Gay Actors Who Have Passed. Deacon was a gourmet chef. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote a series of cookbooks and hosted a Canadian television series on microwave cooking. He died from cardiovascular disease in 1984 at the age of 63.

5-14-1930 María Irene Fornés – Born in Havana, Cuba. She is a Cuban-American avant-garde playwright and director and was a leading figure of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Her themes focused on poverty and 

Maria Irene Fornes

feminism, and on a personal level, her lesbian identity has been central to her art. Fornés became known in both Hispanic-American and experimental theatre in New York, winning a total of nine Obie Awards. She was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize with her play And What of the Night? (1990) She was lovers with Harriet Sohmers and Susan Sontag. Until she was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002, she continued to direct, teach, and mentor younger playwrights. Gay playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner, Nilo Cruz studied with her.

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

May 14, 1963

At A&R Studios in New York City, with Quincy Jones as producer, Lesley Gore recorded “Judy’s Turn To Cry.”

1969: Canada decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults with the passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69.  It receives royal assent on June 27. One day before the Stonewall Riots took place in New York.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The American Psychiatric Association meeting in New York City includes a presentation advocating the use of electro-convulsive therapy as a “cure” for homosexuality. Three years later it rules that homosexuality is not an illness. The Gay Liberation Front activists ZAP a special session of the American Psychiatric Association dealing with “sex problems.” The activists protest an Australian doctor’s paper on the use of electroshock aversion therapy to “treat” homosexuality.

1974: The first federal gay civil rights bill, extending antidiscrimination protection to gay men and lesbians under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, is introduced in Congress. Among the bill’s initial sponsors are New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug and Congressman Edward Koch.

1976: Montreal police begin a systematic series of raids aimed at harassing and closing down local gay bars and bathhouses. The raids are part of an attempt to “clean up” the city before the opening of the summer Olympics in August. Club Baths decides to permanently close its Montreal facility as a result of the raids.

05-14-1977 Sophie Anderton – Born in Bristol, United Kingdom. She is an English model and reality television personality. From 2004 until 2007, 

Sophie Anderton

Anderton was a Patron of the original Action on Addiction in London, a charity and addiction research center investigation drug and alcohol dependence. She is openly bisexual.

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

1981 – The Reagan administration cancels the White House subscription to The Advocate

1983 –

Gay serial killer Randy Kraft is arrested. He is known as “the Scorecard Killer” and “the Freeway Killer.” Kraft is described as one of the “deadliest and most depraved serial killers” in the California’s history, He murdered 61 young men before being caught on this day. He is currently on death row in California.

1983

Spandau Ballet scored their first and only UK No.1 album with ‘True.’ The title track from the album spent four weeks at No.1 on the UK singles charts and reached No.2 in the US. Other singles from the album included ‘Gold’ (a No.2 UK hit and a Top 30 hit in the U.S.), ‘Lifeline’, and ‘Communication’.

They first sang together in a group called the Tourists from 1977-1980.  They formed a duo and on this date, the Eurythmics debuted on the chart with their first single.  They were a handful of artists to go all the way to #1 with their debut.  They had 15 hits in the 1980’s, but none bigger than their first–“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”.

on the usa pop chart  David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” was #2 aThomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science#5

1988

Faith by George Michael regained the #1 spot on the Album chart ten weeks after it had fallen from the top.  The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” slipped to second.

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

1996 – Blake Brockington (May 14, 1996– March 23, 2015) was an American trans manwhose suicide attracted international attention. He had previously received attention as the first openly transgender high school homecoming king in North Carolina, and had since been advocating for LGBT youth, the transgender community, and against police brutality.Brockington was enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in music education. At the time of his death, he was on medical leave and not attending classes. He stated that his plans were to become a band director and composer.Brockington died on March 23, 2015 after being struck by several vehicles on the outer loop of Interstate 485 near Pavilion Boulevard in Charlotte. The incident was considered a suicide and was similar in nature to the suicides of Ash Haffner (1999-Feb. 26, 2015) and Leelah Alcorn(November 15, 1997 – December 28, 2014).

1998

George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo counseling.

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

2002

The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

05-14-2013 The Justice’s National Council of Brazil legalized same-sex 

Brazil

marriage for the entire country in a 14-1 vote. The ruling was published on May 15th and took effect on May 16, 2013.

05-14-2014 Arkansas Judge Chris Piazza ruled that the 2004 voter-approved amendment to the state constitution violates the rights of same-sex couples. The judge stated 

that the state had “no rational reason” for preventing gay couples from marrying. He did not put his ruling on hold and opened the door for same-sex couples in Arkansas to get their marriage licenses.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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

However:

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.

LGBTQ2 her/history May 13



BCE to The Suffragettes

1767

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s first opera “Apollo et Hyacinthus”, written when he was 11 years old, premieres in Salzburg

05-13-1850 – 01-02-1916 Modest Tchaikovsky – Born in Alapayevsk, Perm Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a Russian dramatist, opera librettist, and 

Modest Tchaikovsky

translator. Brother of Peter Tchaikovsky, Modest was relatively open about his homosexuality and lived with his boyfriend Nikolai Hermanovich Konradi, a deaf and dumb boy whom Modest tutored. The two lived together for almost seventeen years.

05-13-1867 – 06-06-1954 Caroline Pratt – Born in Fayetteville, New York. She was an American social thinker and progressive educational reformer whose ideas were influential 

in educational reform, policy, and practice. In 1914, she founded the City and Country School in Greenwich Village, which is still going and has adhered to her original vision. Her book, I Learn from Children (1948) was reprinted in 1990 and republished by Grove Atlantic in May 2014. While in Philadelphia, she met Helen Marot, a feminist, social investigator, and writer. The couple moved to New York City in 1901, settling in Greenwich Village. They lived together until 1940, when Marot died from a sudden heart attack.

05-13-1907 – 04-19-1989 Dame Daphne du Maurier (Lady Browning) – Born in London, England. She was a novelist and many of her stories were 

successfully adapted into films, including the novels, Rebecca and Jamaica Inn, and the short stories, The Birds and Don’t Look Now. On meeting Tallulah Bankhead, she was quoted as saying that the actress was the most beautiful creature she had ever seen. She married Major Frederick Browning in 1932 and had three children. After her death in 1989, references were made to her reputed bisexuality. She had an affair with Gertrude Lawrence, as well as Ellen Doubleday, the wife of her American publisher Nelson Doubleday. She died at the age of 81 at her home in Cornwall.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

05-13-1944 – 04-25-1988   Carolyn Franklin – Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an American singer/songwriter, best known as the younger sister of Aretha Franklin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Marygrove College in Detroit. The two sisters were close and collaborated together. 

Carolyn Franklin also sang backup and appeared in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. In David Ritz biography, Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, Carolyn’s sister, Erma, is quoted saying of Carolyn, “I consider her a great woman…She went her own way, lived her own life, and found freedom in her individuality. She had no shame about her sexual preference and spoke the unvarnished truth.” Carolyn’s sexuality was not the focus of the book, but Ritz mentions a few times that Carolyn was a lesbian. The song Ain’t No Way, written by Carolyn Franklin in 1967, is the last stand in a hidden romance and told from the perspective of a woman, but Carolyn’s subject is also a woman. The song is on Aretha: Lady Soul album. Carolyn Franklin died of breast cancer in 1988.

05-13-1944   Armistead Maupin, Jr. – Born in Washington, D.C. He is an American writer who wrote Tales of the City, a series of novels set in San Francisco. Tales of the City began as a newspaper serial. In 1978, Tales of the City was published as a novel. The series was followed by five more novels in the 1980s, ending with the last book, Sure of You, in 1989. In 2007, Michael Tolliver Lives was published. It continued some of the characters from Tales of the City. 2014 ended the series with the publication of The Days of Anna Madrigal. In Babycakes, published in 1983, Maupin was one of the first writers to address the subject of AIDS. Maupin knew he was gay since childhood but did not have sex until he was 26 and in 1974 he decided to come out publicly. On February 18, 2007, Maupin married website producer and photographer, Christopher Turner in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954

“Pajama Game” opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances

May 13, 1955

Elvis performed at the Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park) Florida.

Elvis Presley‘s performance in Jacksonville, Florida is the first Presley show at which a riot ensues: At the end of his performance Elvis said to the audience: “Girls, I’ll see you backstage”. This became a riot with fans pursuing Elvis into his dressing room and tearing off his clothes and shoes.

Reportedly, Tom Parker was convinced of the magnitude of Elvis’ popularity.

1956

Elvis performed at the St. Paul, MN St. Paul Auditorium  at 3.00 p.m.

May 13, 1957

Jailhouse RockPrincipal photography began on the jailhouse dance sequence.

Image result for Elvis presley may 13, 1957

05-13-1957 Alan Ball – Born in Marietta, Georgia. He is an American screenwriter, director, and producer for television, film, and theatre. He is particularly notable for writing American Beauty and True Blood, and for creating Six Feet Under, which earned him an Academy Award, an Emmy, and 

Alan Ball 2

awards from the Writers, Directors, and Producers Guilds. Ball has discussed his Buddhist faith in numerous interviews, noting how it has influenced his film making. He has also discussed how his Buddhism has shaped themes in Six Feet Under and True Blood. Ball is out gay and has been called “a strong voice” for the LGBT community. In 2008, he made Out magazine’s annual list of the 100 most impressive gay men and women. He lives with his partner, Peter Macdissi in Los Angeles.

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

05-13-1966   Alison Goldfrapp – Born in London, England. She is an English musician and record producer, best known as the vocalist of British electronic music duo Goldfrapp. In 2009, she was awarded an Honorary 

Doctor of Music degree by the University of Portsmouth. The duo (comprised of Goldfrapp and composer/musician Will Gregory) has released seven albums. The multi-platinum pair has been nominated for the Mercury Prize, multiple Grammy Awards, and won an Ivor Novello for Strict Machine. Goldfrapp scored the films My Summer of Love and Nowhere Boy. As of February 2010, Goldfrapp confirmed she was dating film editor Lisa Gunning. In an interview with The Sunday Times, she stated, “I think of everything as being about a person and a relationship, and I am in a wonderful relationship with a wonderful person. It just happens to be a lady…It’s something I’ve thought about for a long time and it concurs with my philosophy on life and sexuality.” She went on to say, “My sexuality is the same as my music and my life. Why does it need a label?”

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Media coverage of Elvis Backstage at Caesar’s Palace, or in Tom Jones’ suite in Las Vegas with Merv Griffin, Tom Jones and Norm Crosby on the evening of Sunday May 9, 1971

Merv Griffin died a closeted homosexual | Reuters

https://www.reuters.com › article › people-griffin-dc-id…

Aug 16, 2007 — Why are we still so jittery even about raising the issue in purportedly liberal-minded Hollywood, in 2007? Griffin, who died of prostate cancer …

Merv Griffin Was Gay and Everyone Is Freaking Out – Mother …

https://www.motherjones.com › politics › 2007/08 › me…

1974 –

Cher released the single “Dark Lady.”

 Time Magazine reports of “The New Bisexuals.” The magazine says “bisexuals, like homosexuals before them, are boldly coming out of their closets, forming clubs, having parties and stalking out discotheques.” The article cites Kinsey and feminism as causes for the rise in visibility.

1976, Canada – Montreal police raid gay clubs including the Taureau d’Or, Studio One, the Stork Club, the Crystal Baths, and Jilly’s, a lesbian bar.

May 13, 1977

Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a performance at the Bottom Line. Olivia Newton-John, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Candice Bergen, and John Belushi are among those in the audience.

1978

With Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You” reaching the top of the chart, Barry Gibb became the first songwriter in history to have written four consecutive #1 singles on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. In 1974, she had sung background vocals for Eric Clapton’s “I Shot The Sheriff”

“If I Can’t Have You” by Yvonne Elliman became the fourth song from Saturday Night Fever to reach #1 on this date.  It finally toppled “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees, which fell to #5 after eight consecutive weeks at the top.  The Bee Gees also set a Rock Era record by writing four songs that were consecutive #1’s for 15 weeks.  They were “Stayin’ Alive”, “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” for Andy Gibb, “Night Fever” and finally the #1 for Elliman. 

#7 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John had already moved on with “You’re the One That I Want” from the great Grease Soundtrack

The count was up to 17 weeks at #1 for the Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever”. 

1979, Canada – In London, Ontario, the Ontario division of Canadian Union of Public Employees, at its annual conference, opposes discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and urges local affiliates to include it in non-discrimination clauses of collective agreements. 

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

05-13-1982 Casey Stoney, MBE ( Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) – Born in Basildon, United Kingdom. She is an English footballer who 

Casey Stoney

plays for FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. A versatile defender, she has appeared more than 100 times for the England women’s national football team since making her debut in 2000. She was the captain of Team Great Briton for the 2012 London Olympics. In November 2012, Stoney was named 50th on The Independent newspaper’s Pink List of influential lesbian and gay people in the UK. On February 10, 2014, she publicly acknowledged that she was gay. She is in a relationship with former teammate Megan Harris. In May 2015, the University of Essex announced that it would be awarding Stoney an honorary degree.

1984

“The Fantasticks” became the longest-running musical in theatre history with performance number 10,000. The show opened on May 3, 1960.

1986: 

Vanessa Redgrave stars as Renee Richards in the CBS
made-for-TV movie, Second Serve.

Second Serve is a 1986 American made-for-television biographical film starring Vanessa Redgrave as retired eye surgeon, professional tennis player, and transgender woman Renée Richards. The film is based on her 1983 autobiography Second Serve: The Renée Richards Story that was written with John Ames.

05-13-1987 Matt Doyle – Place of birth unknown. He graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. He is an American actor and

Matt Doyle

 singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work in the films Spring Awakening and War Horse and on Broadway, The Book of Mormon. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Doyle is out gay.

1989

Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second solo No.1 ‘Hand On Your Heart.’ The song was written and produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman.

on the USA pop charts “Like A Prayer” fell to #2 for Madonna.  Jody Watley remained at 3 with “Real Love”, while Paula Abdul’s #4 “Forever Your Girl” was destined for the top. Cher & Peter Cetera came in at 6 with “After All” and Bette Midler moved from 19-10 with “Wind Beneath My Wings”.

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

05-13-1991   Jake Borelli – Born in Columbus, Ohio. He is an American actor best known for his roles as Wolfgang on the series The Thundermans (2015-2018) and Dr. Levi Schmitt on Grey’s Anatomy (2017 – present). Borelli publicly came out as a gay man in November 2018, moments after the airing of the 6th episode of Grey’s Anatomy where his character, Dr. Levi Schmitt, came out as gay.

1993

The Red Hot Chili PeppersBette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the “The Simpsons.” The episode was entitled “Krusty Gets Kancelled.”

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

05-13-2003 Mambo Italiano – Film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival on this date. It’s a Canadian comedy-drama directed by Emile Gaudreault  based on the play by the same name.

Mambo Italiano - Film

Plot: Angelo Barberini shocks his immigrant parents when he reveals he’s gay. His boyfriend, policeman Nino Paventi, isn’t ready to come out of the closet — especially to his Sicilian mother, Lina.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2013 – Sex-sex marriage is legalized in Minnesota becoming the twelfth state to do so.

05-13-2014 U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. She wrote in the 

Judge Candy Dale

decision that Idaho’s laws banning same-sex marriage unconstitutionally deny gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry. The laws wrongly stigmatize gay and lesbian couples and relegate their families to second-class status with our sufficient reason.

Clay Aiken 2

Openly gay American Idol entertainer Clay Aiken wins 40% of the Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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

However:

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.