BCE to The Suffragettes
06-02-1740 – 12-02-1814 Marquis de Sade – Born in Paris, France, he was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer, famous for his libertine sexuality. He is best known for his erotic works which combined
philosophical discourse with sexual fantasies with an emphasis on violence, criminality, and blasphemy against the Catholic Church. He was a proponent of extreme freedom, unrestrained morality, religion or law. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name. Sade lived a scandalous libertine existence and repeatedly procured young prostitutes as well as employees of both sexes in his castle in Lacoste. He was incarcerated in various prisons and in an insane asylum for about 32 years of his life. Many of his works were written in prison.
1899 – A train is robbed by George “Butch” Cassidy. Earlier in his career, he worked as a butcher in Wyoming, earning him the nickname of “Butch.” This is one of the first times the term “butch” appears. The exact origin of the word is still unknown, but it takes on meaning in the lesbian community in the 1940s.
June 2, 1924
Native Americans were granted American citizenship by the U.S. Congress.
06-02-1924 – 04-14-2007 June Callwood – Born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. She was a Canadian journalist,
author, and social activist. Known as “Canada’s Conscience”, her career was marked by a strong concern for social justice, especially on issues affecting children and women. She is responsible for founding or co-founding 50 Canadian social organizations. In 1988, she founded Casey House, the first hospice in the world to provide support and care for people with HIV/AIDS. In a 2005 lecture at the University of Toronto, she stated, “I am missing a formal religion, but I am not without a theology, and my theology is that kindness is a divinity in motion.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
06-02-1941 Virginia “Ginny” Foat – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She is an American politician and feminist. In 1977, Foat was arrested after her former husband Sidote named her as an accomplice in a Nevada murder and the 1965
murder of New Orleans tourist Moises Chayo. She was released after three months when Sidote refused to testify against her in the Nevada case. Foat campaigned for the national vice presidency of NOW in 1982, but NOW member Shelly Mandell alerted Louisiana authorities of Foat’s identity, and she was arrested and put on trial in Gretna, Louisiana for the 1965 murder in New Orleans. She was acquitted, but the incident affected her political ambitions. Foat wrote an autobiography and worked for several political causes throughout the 1980s and 1990s. During that time she came out as a lesbian. She is serving as a city councilmember in Palm Springs, California and has been since 2003. She is involved with equality and social causes.
06-02-1943 – 06-10-1993 Crawford Barton – Born in Georgia (place unknown). He was an American photographer best known for documenting gay life in San Francisco from the late
1960s into the 1980s. By the 1970s he was the leading photographer of the “golden age of gay awakening” in San Francisco. He stated, “I tried to serve as a chronicler, as a watcher of beautiful people — to feedback an image of a positive, likable lifestyle — to offer pleasure as well as pride.” By the 1980s, this period was over. San Francisco and the gay community were devastated by the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Barton’s lover of 22 years, Larry Lara, died of complication from AIDS and in 1993, Barton died of the same disease.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
06-02-1950 Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes – Born in Bath, New Brunswick, Quebec, Canada to a Baptist family. Since 1977, Hawkes has served as Senior
Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, a church openly affirming for LGBT parishioners. Hawkes has served on the advisory committee of PrideVision TV. In addition to his advocacy work on LGBT issues, he supported anti-racist initiatives, drawn attention to poverty and poor housing, and advocated the ordination of female priests. Hawkes lives in Toronto with John Sproule, his partner of more than thirty years. they married on March 7, 2006.
06-02-1951 – 03-31-2017 Gilbert Baker – Born in Chanute, Kansas. Baker was an openly gay artist and civil rights activist who in 1978 designed and made the Rainbow Flag, sometimes called the Gay Pride Flag, LGBT Pride Flag, or, since the 1990s. Queer Flag. It’s used as a symbol of pride in LGBT rights marches and in Pride
Parades around the world. Baker served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972. He was stationed in San Francisco at the beginning of the gay rights movement. After his honorable discharge from the military, he taught himself to sew. He used his skill to create banners for gay-rights and anti-war protest marches. It was during this time that he met and became friends with Harvey Milk. The colors on the Rainbow Flag reflect the diversity of the LGBT community. When he raised the first Rainbow Flag at San Francisco Pride on June 25, 1978, it had eight colors, each with a symbolic meaning: Hot Pink: sexuality, Red: life, Orange: healing, Yellow: sunlight, Green: nature, Turquoise: magic/art, Blue: serenity/harmony, and Violet: spirit. As of 2008, the most common flag consists of six stripes, with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Baker refers to this version of the flag as the “commercial version”. It came about due to practical considerations of mass production. Baker recreated his original Rainbow Flag for the Academy-award winning 2008 film Milk and is shown being interviewed on one of the featurettes of the DVD release.
June 2, 1954
U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy made the unsubstantiated charge that there were communists working in the Central Intelligence Agency and at American atomic weapons plants
06-02-1955 Nickie J. Antonio – Place of birth unknown. She is an American politician from Lakewood, Ohio. A Democrat, she serves on the Ohio House of
Representatives representing the 13th district. A former member of Lakewood City Council, she was elected to the legislature in 2010 and took office on January 3, 2011, and re-elected in the 2012 General election receiving 75% of the vote. She is pro-choice and has fought against numerous anti-reproductive choice initiatives. Antonio is a lesbian; her partner is Jean Kosmac. They have two daughters. She is the first openly gay person to have served in the Ohio General Assembly.
June 2, 1957
Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Yes Tonight Josephine’, the US singers third and final UK No.1. Ray became deaf in his right ear at age 13 after an accident during a Boy Scout “blanket toss,” a variation of the trampoline. (Ray later performed wearing a hearing aid).
Jailhouse Rock Elvis filmed the scene in the prison coal yard.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The original Broadway cast album of “Hello Dolly!” was certified Gold.
The movie “I’ll Take Sweden,” starring Bob Hope, Dina Merrill, Frankie Avalon, and Tuesday Weld, had its world premiere.
The San Francisco Council on Religion and the Homosexual representatives, most of whom are heterosexual, hold a press conference to protest the police force’s “deliberate harassment” of the group’s New Year’s Ball.
06-02-1966 Candace Gingrich – Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and half-sister of the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. She is an
American LGBT rights activist at the Human Rights Campaign. She first gained significant press attention in 1995 as a spokesperson for gay rights. She served as the Human Rights Campaign’s National Coming Out Project Spokesperson and was named one of Esquire’s “Women We Love” and “Women of the Year” for Ms. magazine. Currently, she is the Senior Manager of the Human Rights Campaign’s Youth & Campus Outreach, as well as the HRC’s University Internship Program coordinator. In 1996, her autobiography, Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Memoir was released. In 2017, Gingrich married Kelly Cassidy, a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.
June 2, 1967
David Bowie released his first album, which contained the single, “Love You ‘Til Tuesday”. Although the LP got positive reviews, neither it or the single sold well.
06-02-1968 Andy Cohen – Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an American talk
show and radio host, author, and producer. Cohen hosts the Bravo nightly series Watch What Happens: Live and is the author of a memoir, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture. He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
06-02-1972 Wentworth Miller III – Born in Chipping, Norton, Oxfordshire, England to American parents. His father, a Rhodes Scholar, was studying at Oxford at the time of Miller’s birth. His mother is a special education teacher. Miller is of multiethnic origin: his father is of African-American, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish, and Cherokee background, and his mother is of
Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian, Lebanese, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York when he was a year old. Miller holds dual British and US citizenship. He is an actor, model, screenwriter, and producer. He rose to stardom in the Fox series Prison Break for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for best actor in a leading role. He made his screenwriting debut with the 2013 thriller film Stoker. Miller is a recurring villain in The Flash. He came out as gay in August 2013, when he posted a letter on GLADD’s website dealing as an invitation to attend the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival because he felt “deeply troubled” by the Russian government’s treatment of its gay citizens.
06-02-1977 Zachary Quinto – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an American actor and producer. Quinto rose to prominence for his role as series antagonist Sylar in the science fiction drama Heroes from 2006 to 2010. He is
also known for his portrayal of Spock in the 2009 Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. He publicly came out as gay in October 2011. He explained that, after the suicide of gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer, he realized “that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.” Since 2013, Quinto has been dating model and artist Miles McMillan. In early 2015, he said that he and his partner were moving into an apartment they purchased together.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Prince made his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he would not play the UK again for five years).
Wham! had their first UK No.1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo. Inspiration for the song was a scribbled note left by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for Andrew’s parents, originally intended to read “wake me up before you go” but with “up” accidentally written twice, so Ridgeley wrote “go” twice on purpose.
“Time After Time” from newcomer Cyndi Lauper on the Adult Contemporary chart, reaching the #1 position.
Whitney Houston released her follow-up album Whitney on Arista Records.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Singer k.d. lang’s interview with the Advocate, a gay and lesbian publication, speaking frankly about being a lesbian and her unrequited love for a married woman, inspiring “Constant Craving” is published.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2000 – Gay and lesbian pride month is declared by President Clinton. He issues a proclamation recognizing the lasting contributions and continuing struggles of lesbian and gay people. He also calls for Congress to pass hate crimes legislation. The full Proclamation was:
The White House, June 2, 2000
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gay and lesbian Americans have made important and lasting contributions to our Nation in every field of endeavor. Too often, however, gays and lesbians face prejudice and discrimination; too many have had to hide or deny their sexual orientation in order to keep their jobs or to live safely in their communities.
In recent years, we have made some progress righting these wrongs. Since the Stonewall uprising in New York City more than 30 years ago, the gay and lesbian rights movement has united gays and lesbians, their families and friends, and all those committed to justice and equality in a crusade to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices and to protect gays and lesbians from prejudice and persecution.
I am proud of the part that my Administration has played to achieve these goals. Today, more openly gay and lesbian individuals serve in senior posts throughout the Federal Government than during any other Administration. To build on our progress, in 1998 I issued an Executive Order to prohibit discrimination in the Federal civilian workforce based on sexual orientation, and my Administration continues to fight for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would outlaw discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation.
Yet many challenges still lie before us. As we have learned from recent tragedies, prejudice against gays and lesbians can still erupt into acts of hatred and violence. I continue to call upon the Congress to pass meaningful hate crimes legislation to strengthen the Department of Justice’s ability to prosecute hate crimes committed due to the victim’s sexual orientation.
With each passing year the American people become more receptive to diversity and more open to those who are different from themselves. Our Nation is at last realizing that gays and lesbians must no longer be “strangers among friends,” as the civil rights pioneer David Mixner once noted. Rather, we must finally recognize these Americans for what they are: our colleagues and neighbors, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, friends and partners.
This June, recognizing the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done, we observe Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and celebrate the progress we have made in creating a society more inclusive and accepting of gays and lesbians. I hope that in this new millennium we will continue to break down the walls of fear and prejudice and work to build a bridge to understanding and tolerance, until gays and lesbians are afforded the same rights and responsibilities as all Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2000 as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. I encourage all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that celebrate our diversity and recognize the gay and lesbian Americans whose many and varied contributions have enriched our national life.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-fourth.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
Denmark – Danish parliament allows lesbians to access artificial insemination. The vote repeals a 1997 prohibition of the procedure for lesbians.
Cher launched a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, claiming that the label shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, by underpaying about $5 million in royalties. A UMG spokesman said “The claims are meritless and we are confident that we will prevail in court.”
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
A 26-year-old Cordova, Tennessee man was handed a two-year suspended sentence with probation after stealing a pair of Elton John’s sunglasses from the Memphis Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last May.
The limited edition vinyl pressing of the David Bowie album ChangesOneBowie was at No.1 on the UK’s Official Vinyl Album Chart. Bowie had four other vinyl albums on the chart; Blackstar at No.14, Hunky Dory at No. 17, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars at No. 18 and Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of David Bowie at No.23. Sales of vinyl records were up 32% to $416 million, their highest level since 1988, according to the RIAA.
Unlike Presidents Clinton and Obama, Trump and the White House will not commemorate June as LGBT Pride Month for 2017. (Trump did proclaim June as National Homeownership Month, National Ocean Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month and Great Outdoors Month.) No LGBT Pride Month events at the White House have been announced. This is yet one more reminder that LGBT people are being written out of history with this current administration in Washington which provides even more incentive to do history blogs.
Ireland elects the first gay Prime Minister. Leo Varadkar, the son of an Irish mother and an Indian father, will be the country’s youngest leader.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
To Each Decade it’s Age of Understanding, do not under consider differing geographies, nor the heterosexual clash of cultures – in particular – do not read backwards the words of humans now to earlier ages, to each own expression in culture and under legal conditions; and to all biology applies, regardless of what humans think is understood, rather than told, the why and when.
Sex the act of; is central to religion, war – who gets to what to who- vs which has had a no.
Understood as noting to be debated, quibbled nor negotiated.
Both in personal lives, in public and the workplaces, which were gender divided owing to sexual roles, across cultures and times.
music and movie information from my previous blog
where I note, The Last Elvis Secret given what the Memphis Mafia wrote about Presley Parties, the only thing not officially and rarely luridly written about was the balance of probability Elvis Presley was bisexual, and was described by heterosexual men as being so attractive as to raise a question – including Jerry Reed, writer and performer. And given Larry Geller’s descriptions of being accused by other Memphis Mafia members of being gay with Elvis during the private hair cut sessions -rather makes it seem the Memphis Mafia were jealous, and with Larry having to point out that were they admitting Elvis was bisexual?
As if Geller, a Hollywood hairdress would have a problem and his challenge back to those accusers was were they admitting Elvis was bisexual with the accusation? the last Elvis secret, along with the suicide note left in 1977, all swore to not reveal.
And each Memphis Mafia Member book was all about the orgies and parties Elvis made them attend, as if that was not why they were his friends acquired over time, to Red West, who saved Elvis from high school bathroom beatings and haircuts.
from my original blog:
With the new theatric Biopic that will reveal Elvis’ self harm in both diet and injuries as a pretense to get cancer level drugs from doctors and dentists and anyone who would administer anything, including an induced week long coma for weight loss in Vegas, known to any Elvis fan who read:
the Darkest Elvis Secret was said by his StepMom on National USA tv. That one can be famous and rich and be depressed, connects to why western nations have the highest suicide rates: direct/obvious and passive. In 2017 it was revealed Elvis Presley left a suicide note, and that was why the life insurance policy was never cashed.
It is important to note that the majority of sexual predators and murderers are males who victimize: pick the most inclusive or the most diverse statement of victim categories:
A) women and other men
B) men and women
C) heterosexual men, heterosexual women and LGBTQ2
D) heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay/bisexual men, bisexual women, lesbians and NB/Transpersons
now factor in how to phrase that sentence and include 1 ethnicity 2 disability – physical of body and/or of the brain and persons without religion/spirituality
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.
the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.
There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.
Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.
the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.