BCE to The Suffragettes
1865 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) is fired from his job in the U.S. Dept. of the Interior on moral grounds after his boss finds an 1860 copy of Leaves of Grass. He was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalismand realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Though biographers continue to debate Whitman’s sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions. His poetry depicts love and sexuality in a more earthy, individualistic way common in American culture before the medicalization of sexuality in the late 19th century. Though Leaves of Grass was often labeled pornographic or obscene, only one critic remarked on its author’s presumed sexual activity: in a November 1855 review, Rufus Wilmot Griswold suggested Whitman was guilty of “that horrible sin not to be mentioned among Christians.”Peter Doyle (June 3, 1843- April 19, 1907)was most likely the love of Whitman’s life.
06-30-1908 – 8-10-1933 Gene Malin – Born in Brooklyn, New York. He was an American actor, emcee, and drag performer during the Jazz Age.
Malin was one of the first openly gay performers in Prohibition-era Speakeasies. He didn’t impersonate women but appeared as a flamboyant, effeminate, openly gay male wearing a tuxedo. Malin was the highest-paid nightclub entertainer of 1930. Ginger Rogers was one of his biggest fans. He stood six-feet-tall, weighed 200 pounds, and had an attitude and a lisp. Malin appeared in two Broadway production. He also recorded two songs, I’d Rather be Spanish than Mannish and That’s What’s the Matter With Me. In 1932 he took his act to the West Coast. While there, he got cameo roles in two movies. He dressed in drag for both and became the first female impersonator to appear on the big screen. In 1933, after a night of celebrating, he accidentally backed his car over the end of Venice Pier and drowned.
06-30-1919 Different From Others (Anders als die Andem) – A German film believed to be the first pro-gay film in the world. The film was partially funded by Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institute for Sexual Science. Almost all of the copies of the film were destroyed by the Nazis when they came to power in 1933. Only one copy of the film is known to exist. In the late 1970s, it was found in Ukraine and restored by the Stadtmusem München (Museum of Munich, Germany). UCLA Film and Television Archive purchased an original fine-grain master positive of film’s footage, which Hirschfeld inserted in his own film, Lase of Love, from the Russian State Film and Photo Archive. The film was screened at Outfest 2012, and in 2016 it was shown at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, and at New York’s LGBT Film Festival.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
06-30-1956 Paris Barclay – Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He is an American television director and producer and served as the
President of the Directors Guild of America from 2013 to 2017. Barclay is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is among the busiest single-camera television directors, having directed nearly 150 episodes of television, for such series as NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, CSI, Lost, Law & Order, City of Angels, Cold Case, and more recently Sons of Anarchy, The Mentalist, Weeds, NCIS: Los Angeles, In Treatment, Glee and The Good Wife. He is openly gay and a regular contributor to The Advocate. In 2008, Barclay married food-industry executive Christopher Mason, his partner of 17 years.
06-30-1957 Illene Chaiken – Born in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She is an American producer, director, and writer. Best known for the 2007 television series The L Word and is an executive producer on the hit television series Empire.
Her partner is LouAnne Brickhouse (former VP of production at The Walt Disney Company). Chaiken is a co-parent to twin daughters with former partner English architect Miggi Hood.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
June 30, 1960
In London, the musical “Oliver!” permiered in the West End.
In Kew Gardens, Queens, a vigilante group cuts down all the trees and bushes in part of a local park popular as a gay male cruising area. Lamenting the loss of greenery, The New York Times runs nine different articles on the ensuing controversy. The Stonewall Uprising and the connected protests in the preceeding days are mentioned a total of three times.
Ben Patrick Johnson – Los Angeles-based U.S. actor, model, voiceover artist, writer and activist – is born. He is a model and voice-over actor. Johnson’s first national exposure came in 1994 when he was chosen as co-host for Extra, the TV entertainment magazine show. Extrademoted Johnson to Senior Correspondent shortly after he came out as gay in the LGBT press and on KABC talk radiowhere he had been director of production prior to Extra. Warner Bros. Television, the producers of Extra, declined to comment on the demotion.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Canada – The first lesbian conference in Canada is held at the YWCA in Toronto.
A group of 40 people in Cincinnati, Ohio who had reserved a city park pool for a gay pride party were outnumbered and attacked by local residents who threw rocks and bottles at them. Police arrived, watched for a while, and then drove away. One man had to be rescued by a television news crew. Police refused to return even after several calls reporting a riot.
One of the first records to use a synthesized drum track, “Ring My Bell”, reaches number one in the US for Anita Ward. It also topped the charts in the UK.
Donna Summer held the number two and number three positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls”. She was the first solo entertainer to hold two of the top three positions simultaneously.
Anne Murray remained at #1 for a third week on the AC chart with “Shadows In The Moonlight”.
“Got To Go Disco” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1981: Florida governor Bob Graham signs into law the so-called “Trask Amendment,” which prohibits the appropriation of any state funds to universities that grant recognition to gay student groups. The amendment is later struck down as unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court.
“Lena Horne: Lady, Music” closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
1984 – The Unitarian Church votes to approve ceremonies uniting same-sex couples.
“The King & I” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
Madonna released the outstanding album True Blue on Sire Records.
In Bowers v. Hardwick, the US Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Constitution, as well as the precedence of Judeo-Christian prohibitions and Anglo-American sodomy laws, gives states the right to regulate and proscribe same-sex relations. The ruling is overturned in 2003 in the Lawrence v. Texas decision.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
A wreath is laid at the London Cenotaph in memory of gays killed during the Holocaust. Estimates are that 250,000 gay men were murdered in the death camps, with an unknown number of lesbians killed.
New Kids On The Block started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Step By Step’. The group’s third US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK. Their album ‘Step By Step’ also went to No.1 on the UK album chart today
1993: Ireland decriminalizes same-sex relations for consenting adults and sets the Age Of Consent at 17 for all sexual activities.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2005, Spain –In Madrid, the Parliament legalizes same-sex marriage, defying conservatives and clergy who opposed making traditionally Roman Catholic Spain the third country to allow same-sex unions.
2006 U.K. – Gay and lesbian naval personnel march in full uniform for the first time at the inaugural EuroPride parade. More than 40 sailors, ranging from able seamen to Royal Navy reserve commanders, led the parade in London. It was the first time that any military organization in the world allowed gay and lesbian service personnel to march in uniform at such an event. In 2000, the UK passed a landmark ruling to allow gay people to serve openly in the British armed forces.
On CBS-TV’s daytime drama “The Young and the Restless,” Little Richard made a cameo appearance, officiating at the wedding ceremony of two of the show’s characters.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2013, Russia – Putin signs an anti-gay propaganda law. The Russian federal law “for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values”, also known in English-language media as the gay propaganda lawand the anti-gay law,is a bill that was unanimously approved by the State Duma on June 11, 2013, with MP Ilya Ponomarevas the only abstention.
2016 – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announces that the Pentagon is lifting the ban on transgender people serving openly in the US military. The decision removes one of the last remaining barriers to LGBT participation in the armed forces.
Blogger Nina Notes: “LGBT” are different communities that are not a monoculture.
06-30-2017 – Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mom, comes out as a lesbian. On Jay-Z’s new album, 4:44, the song Smile, features both Jay-Z and his mother discussing her sexuality. It is the first time that either of them has publicly addressed her sexual identity.
Lawmakers in Germany voted and passed a bill to allow same-sex marriage. The vote passed 393 to 226, with four abstentions. The measure now goes to the upper house of Parliament for formal approval, and then requires the signature of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Germany’s first same-sex marriages are on track to be celebrated in the early fall.
Elvis would not have approved and I do not know how the prodco afforded the fees, or had EPE approval.
Elvis hit used in video celebrating ‘the beauty of transgender love’ for Pride Month
Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is used in a short film called “Love in Transition.”www.commercialappeal.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
To Each Decade it’s Age of Understanding, do not under consider differing geographies, nor the heterosexual clash of cultures – in particular – do not read backwards the words of humans now to earlier ages, to each own expression in culture and under legal conditions; and to all biology applies, regardless of what humans think is understood, rather than told, the why and when.
Sex the act of; is central to religion, war – who gets to what to who- vs which has had a no.
Understood as noting to be debated, quibbled nor negotiated.
Both in personal lives, in public and the workplaces, which were gender divided owing to sexual roles, across cultures and times.
music and movie information from my previous blog
where I note, The Last Elvis Secret given what the Memphis Mafia wrote about Presley Parties, the only thing not officially and rarely luridly written about was the balance of probability Elvis Presley was bisexual, and was described by heterosexual men as being so attractive as to raise a question – including Jerry Reed, writer and performer. And given Larry Geller’s descriptions of being accused by other Memphis Mafia members of being gay with Elvis during the private hair cut sessions -rather makes it seem the Memphis Mafia were jealous, and with Larry having to point out that were they admitting Elvis was bisexual?
As if Geller, a Hollywood hairdress would have a problem and his challenge back to those accusers was were they admitting Elvis was bisexual with the accusation? the last Elvis secret, along with the suicide note left in 1977, all swore to not reveal.
And each Memphis Mafia Member book was all about the orgies and parties Elvis made them attend, as if that was not why they were his friends acquired over time, to Red West, who saved Elvis from high school bathroom beatings and haircuts.
from my original blog:
Books: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
With the new theatric Biopic that will reveal Elvis’ self harm in both diet and injuries as a pretense to get cancer level drugs from doctors and dentists and anyone who would administer anything, including an induced week long coma for weight loss in Vegas, known to any Elvis fan who read:
the Darkest Elvis Secret was said by his StepMom on National USA tv. That one can be famous and rich and be depressed, connects to why western nations have the highest suicide rates: direct/obvious and passive. In 2017 it was revealed Elvis Presley left a suicide note, and that was why the life insurance policy was never cashed.
Was There A Dark Side to Elvis and Gladys?
It is important to note that the majority of sexual predators and murderers are males who victimize: pick the most inclusive or the most diverse statement of victim categories:
A) women and other men
B) men and women
C) heterosexual men, heterosexual women and LGBTQ2
D) heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay/bisexual men, bisexual women, lesbians and NB/Transpersons
now factor in how to phrase that sentence and include 1 ethnicity 2 disability – physical of body and/or of the brain and persons without religion/spirituality
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.
the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.
There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.
Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.
the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.