BCE to The Suffragettes
1818, Greece – On this day the Lion of Chaeronea is discovered by a British architect named George Ledwell Taylor. The Lion was erected by the Sacred Band of Thebes which was a troop of select soldiers consisting of 150 pairs of male lovers which formed the elite force of the Theban army in the 4th century BC. Its predominance began with its crucial role in the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC. It was annihilated by Philip II of Macedon in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. Built to honor their dead, the statue was surrounded by 254 buried skeletons. Plutarch’s Life of Pelopidas, which contains the most detailed account of the Sacred Band, is considered a highly reliable account of the events. Chaeronea is a village in Boeotia, Greece.
06-03-1879 – 07-13-1945 Alla Nazimova (Miriam Edez Adelaide Leventon) – Born in Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire. She was a Russian-American film and theater actress, screenwriter and producer. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in
1927. Nazimova was considered the greatest performer of Ibsen on Broadway. She was also influential in the film industry in the silent era and continued to play character roles until the end of her life. From 1912 to 1925 Nazimova maintained a “lavender marriage” with Charles Bryant, a British-born actor. Between the years 1917 and 1922 Nazimova wielded considerable influence and power in Hollywood. She was extremely generous to young actresses in whom she saw talent and became involved with at least some of them romantically. She helped start the careers of both Rudolph Valentino’s wives, Jean Acker and Natacha Rambova. She did have an affair with Jean Acker and there were rumors that she was also involved with Natacha Rambova. Of those Nazimova is confirmed to have been involved with romantically, the list includes actress Eva Le Gallienne, director Dorothy Arzner, writer Mercedes de Acosta and Oscar Wilde’s niece, Dolly Wilde. Bridget Bate Tichenor, a Magic Realist artist and Surrealist painter, was also rumored to be one of Nazimova’s favored lovers in Hollywood from 1940 to 1942. 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. She lived with Glesca Marshall from 1929 until her death in 1945. Her contributions to the film industry earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
6-03-1906 – 04-12-1975 Josephine Baker – Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri. She was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Rumored to be her lovers: Clara Smith, Evelyn Sheppard, Bessie Allison, Ada “Bricktop” Smith and Mildred Smallwood. Also, Colette, author of Gigi, and
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. She became the highest-paid chorus girl in vaudeville. On October 2, 1925, she opened at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. She became an instant success for her erotic dancing. Baker became the most successful American entertainer working in France. Despite her popularity in France, she never attained the equivalent reputation in America. Upon returning to Pairs in 1937, she married a Jewish Frenchman, Jean Lion, and became a French citizen. During WWII, as an entertainer, Baker had a reason for moving around Europe, visiting neutral nations such as Portugal and some countries in South America. She carried information for transmission to England about airfields, harbors, and German troop concentrations in the West of France. It would be written in invisible ink on her sheet music. After the war, she received the Croix de guerre and the Rosette de la Résistance, and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. Baker worked with the NAACP. Her reputation as a crusader grew to such as extent that the NAACP had Sunday, May 20, 1951 declared Josephine Baker Day. She was presented with life membership of the NAACP by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Ralph Bunche. In 1963, she spoke at the March on Washington at the side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Her adopted son, Jean-Claude Baker, describes his mother as bisexual, having had relationships with men and women. On April 8, 1975, Baker starred in a retrospective revue in Paris celebrating her 50 years in show business. The revue, financed notably by Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, opened to rave reviews. The opening night audience included Sophia Loren, Mick Jagger, Shirley Basses, Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli. Four days later, Baker was found lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers with glowing reviews of her performance. She was in a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. She was taken to a hospital where she died on April 12, 1975. She is the only American-born woman to receive full French military honors at her funeral.
06-03-1926 – 04-04-1997 Allen Ginsberg – Born in Newark, New Jersey. He was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. Best known for his epic poem Howl. In 1957, Howl attracted widespread
publicity when it became the subject of an obscenity trail, as to depicted heterosexual and homosexual sex at a time the sodomy laws made homosexual acts a crime in every U.S. state. Howl reflected Ginsberg’s own homosexuality and his relationships with a number of men, including his lifelong partner, Peter Oriovsky. Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that Howl was not obscene, adding, “Would there be any freedom of press of speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?” Ginsberg was a practicing Buddhist. One of his most influential teachers was the Tibetan Buddhist, Chögyam Trungpa. At his urging, Ginsberg and poet Anne Waldman started The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in 1974. Ginsberg took part in decades of non-violent political protest against everything from the Vietnam War to the War on Drugs. His collection The Fall of America shared the annual U.S. National Book Award for Poetry in 1974. In 1979 he received the National Arts Club gold medal and was inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Ginsberg was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1995 for his book Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992. He was a bridge between the Beat generation of the 1950s and the Hippies of the 1960s.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1948 – The Kinsey Report on male sexuality is published, shocking the nation with its revelation of the high incidence of same-sex acts among American men.
1948 – The Kinsey Report on male sexuality is published, shocking the nation with its revelation of the high incidence of same-sex acts among American men.
Alfred Kinsey: ‘Father of sexual revolution’ who said rape benefits children
Alfred Kinsey, hailed by a large section of Americans as the “father of sexual revolution”, had died on 25 August 1956. | OpIndia NewsOpIndia
06-03-1949 Ian Gelder – Born in England, place unknown. He is an English actor. He in known for his numerous stage and screen roles, including Mr. Dekker in Torchwood: Children of Earth and
Kevan Lannister in Game of Thrones. He is openly gay. Gelder’s partner is actor Ben Daniels. They met in 1993 while they were both involved in a production of Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
June 3, 1959
Billboard magazine splits its album chart into two separate sections: Best Selling Stereophonic LPs and Best Selling Monophonic LPs.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
06-03-1967 Anderson Cooper – Born in New York, New York. He is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt. American journalist, author, and TV personality and reality television personality. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360. Co0per is openly gay; according to the New York Times, he is “the most
prominent openly gay journalist on American television. On July 2, 2012, he gave Andrew Sullivan permission to publish an email that stated, in part: “I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh person and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something – something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. …The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.” Cooper and his boyfriend, gay bar owner Benjamin Maisani, have been dating since 2009. In March 2018, Cooper confirmed that he and Maisani had broken up. On April 30, 2020, Cooper announced the birth of his son Wyatt Morgan by a surrogate. Though Cooper and Maisani are no longer together, they plan to co-parent Wyatt.
June 3, 1968
Radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas shot and critically wounded Andy Warhol in his New York film studio. Solanas was indicted on charges of attempted murder, assault, and illegal possession of a gun, eventually pled guilty to “reckless assault with intent to harm” and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
June 3, 1970
The Kinks‘ Ray Davies flies 11,000 Km round trip to England from America to re-record the words “cherry cola” in the song “Lola” after the BBC refuses to air the song with the original words, “Coca-Cola”.
June 3, 1976
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was certified Gold.
It had been over 20 years since Johnny Mathis had a US number one single with “Chances Are”, but now he was back on top with “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”, a duet he shared with Deniece Williams. The song was a #3 hit in the UK. Johnny Mathis went 21 years and 31 single releases between #1’s until finally his duet with Deniece Williams, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” hit #1 on this date.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Britain’s BBC announces that it has banned George Michael‘s “I Want Your Sex” because of its sexually explicit content. Michael said the song was about love, not lust.
June 3, 1989
– The United States postal service issues the first “Lesbian and Gay Pride” postage stamp.
Queen had the #1 album in the U.K. with The Miracle.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Sheena Easton, the Average White Band, Big Country, Wet Wet Wet and others performed at the Big Day Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.
1991 – Eva Le Gallienne (January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991) dies. She was a British-born American stage actress, producer, director, translator, and author. A broadway star by age 21, Le Gallienne consciously ended her work on Broadway to devote herself to founding and running the Civic Repertory Theater, in which she was both director, producer, and lead actress. Noted for her boldness and idealism, she became a pioneering figure in the American Repertory Movement, which enabled today’s Off-Broadway. A versatile and eloquent actress herself (playing everything from Peter Pan to Hamlet), Le Gallienne also became a respected stage coach, director, producer and manager. The Civic Repertory Theatre Company was backed by the financial support of one of her lovers, Alice DeLamar(April 23, 1895 – August 31, 1983), a wealthy Colorado gold mine heiress. Le Gallienne never hid her lesbianism inside the acting community, but reportedly was never comfortable with her sexuality, struggling privately with it. In 1918, while in Hollywood, she began an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova(May 22, 1879 – July 13, 1945)who was at her height of fame, and who at that time wielded much power in the acting community. The affair ended reportedly due to Nazimova’s jealousy. Nonetheless, Nazimova liked Le Gallienne very much, and assisted in her being introduced to many influential people of the day. It was Nazimova who coined the phrase “sewing circles” to describe the intricate and secret lesbian relationships lived by many actresses of the day. Le Gallienne also was involved for some time with actresses Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968),Beatrice Lillie(29 May 1894 – 20 January 1989) and Laurette Taylor(April 1, 1883 – December 7, 1946)during that time.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2000, Italy – Italian Agricultural Minister Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio (born 13 March 1959)announces that he’s bisexual, becoming the first openly bi member of the Italian government.
In London, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, and Aretha Franklin were among the performers at Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee celebrating the 50th year of her reign.
Barry Manilow suffered a broken nose after he accidentally walked into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California and knocked himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he didn’t endure any lasting effects as doctors determined that surgery was not necessary.
During Kanako Otsuji’s fight to become Japan’s first-ever openly gay member of parliament, she and girlfriend Maki Kimura decided to get married in Tokyo, during a time when their union was not recognized legally.
Although she did not end up winning the race, her revolutionary act was a big push for the LGBTQ moment.
Kanakois a Japanese LGBT rights activist and member of the House of Representatives for the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. She is also former member of the House of Councilors. She was also a member of the Osaka Prefectural Assembly (April 2003–April 2007). One of only seven women in the 110-member Osaka Assembly, Otsuji represented the Sakai-ku, Sakai City constituency. In May 2013, after her party member of the House resigned, Otsuji became the nation’s first openly homosexual member of the Diet, but her term in office expired in July. She won a seat in the 2017 general election and became the first openly homosexual member of the House of Representatives.
“Ten years ago, it would have been impossible for me to stand as the official candidate of a major party,” Otsuji told The Scotsman, as reported by Pride Source, at the time. “I want to give all kinds of minorities in Japan a voice to express themselves in the political world … single mothers, the victims of domestic violence, common-law couples who do not have the same rights as married people — not just gays and lesbians.”
According to Human Rights Watch, “Japan currently does not have any national legislation protecting LGBT people from discrimination.”
Hundreds of fans walked out of Whitney Houston’s show in Denmark after her voice continually faltered. Music critic Thomas Soie Hansen, of the Berlingske Tidende newspaper, wrote: “She looked and sounded like a person who doesn’t have many years left to live. At the end of the show she looked like she was ready to explode.”
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2012, Argentina – A six-year-old named Luana, who was born male, becomes the first transgender child in Argentina to have a new name officially changed on identity documents. Believed to be the youngest to have gender identity officially acknowledged anywhere.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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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.
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.