BCE to The Suffragettes
June 4, 1919
The U.S. Senate passed the Women’s Suffrage bill, leading to the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote.
1920: House of Representatives Subcommittee of the Committee on Military Affairs approves “Revisions to The Articles of War”, which criminalizes sodomy.
June 4, 1925:
Henry Gerber, Founder of First Gay Rights Organization in the U.S., Gets Arrested
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductee Gerber is best known for co-founding the Society of Human Rights in 1924. The pioneering non-profit was the first of its kind and distributed a newsletter, Friendship and Freedom, which was sent to a small membership.
However, in July 1925, a wife of one of the co-founders reported her bisexual husband to police, resulting in a police raid that got Gerber and several other members arrested. The costly trials left the gay rights activist broke and without a job, causing the organization to fold.
Gerber died in December 1972, but lived to see the Stonewall Riots, which would lead to another important push for the LGBTQ movement in the U.S. and around the world.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
06-04-1944 Lili Lakich – Born in Washington, D.C. She is an American artist best known for
her work in neon. Her neon sculptures have been included in major publications on contemporary sculpture, neon sculpture, and feminist art. She has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles. Her first show was in the Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, in 1974. She was one of the ten invited artists whose work was exhibited in the Great American Lesbian Art Show at the Woman’s Building in 1980. From 1982, Lakich founded and served as the first director for the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, until 1999. She authored two books on her work, Neon Lovers Glow in the Dark (1986) and LAKICH: For Light. For Love. For Life (2007).
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
06-04-1955 Val McDermid – Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. She is a Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring Dr. Tony Hill. McDermid considered her work to
be part of the “Tartan Noir” Scottish crime fiction genre. In addition to writing novels, McDermid contributes to several British newspapers and can often be heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland. Her novels, especially the Tony Hill series, are known for their graphic depiction of violence and torture. McDermid is openly lesbian.
06-04-1958 – 07-08-1991 Gordon Stewart Anderson – Born in Hamilton,
Canada. He was a Canadian writer, whose novel The Toronto You Are Leaving was published by his mother 15 years after his death. His novel was about life in Toronto’s gay community in the late 1970s. The novel received a strong review in The Globe and Mail and from Canada’s gay press. Anderson died of AIDS-related causes and is remembered on the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt.
06-04-1959 Gina Genovese – Born in Newark, New Jersey. She is an American businesswoman and Democratic politician in New Jersey. In 2005, she was selected unanimously by the Republican
majority committee to become the first Democratic mayor in the history of Long Hill Township. She also made history becoming the highest-ranking openly gay elected official in the state. Genovese attained a world ranking of 150 in tennis. Due to injury, she was forced to retire. She currently lives in Long Hill with her partner of 13 years, Wendy McCahill. She no longer holds elected office.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Janis Joplin joins Big Brother & The Holding Company.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1971 – Nearly two years after the Stonewall riot, a group of men and women from the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) walk into the New York City Marriage License Bureau carrying coffee urns and boxes of cake. Their purpose: to hold an engagement party for two male couples and to protest the “slander” of City Clerk Herman Katz who had threatened legal action against same-sex “holy unions” being performed by the Church of the Beloved Disciple which had a largely gay congregation.
Early gay activists were cultural radicals, because only radicals would have done what they did or dared to stand up at that moment in history. That’s important to bear in mind as the cultural history of the gay-marriage fight is written — gay marriage was not an idea gay conservatives invented in the 1980s and 1990s, though men like Andrew Sullivan and Jonathan Rauch have done extraordinary work since then within conservative circles to build, if not a bipartisan constituency for legalizing same-sex marriage, at least some highly visible bipartisan support for it. But gay marriage was always on the agenda, from the very beginning of the post-Stonewall gay-rights movement, when gays were still criminals under the law in many states and designated by the psychiatric profession as suffering from a mental disorder. Homosexuality was removed from the DSM in 1973 — the same year Maryland enacted the first state ban on same-sex marriage in response to the new agitation. A real movement for gay marriage could only became possible once other legal and cultural battles were won. A 1971 gay marriage test case lost every appeal it went through until the Supreme Court declined to hear it in 1972, citing a lack of a “substantial federal question.”
In the 1980s, AIDS became the focus of the gay community’s activism. And the state laws criminalizing gay sex were not struck down, finally and by the Supreme Court, until 2003; that same year Evan Wolfson started his Freedom to Marry group. For cultural and strategic reasons, the early gay-rights movement made its priority changing other widely held anti-gay views and laws — including the right to serve openly in the military, which became a major issue as early as 1975, when decorated Vietnam veteran Leonard Matlovich appeared on the cover of Time for his lawsuit against the military ban.
The symbol for the GAA was the Lambda, the lower case Greek L, meaning justice. In the early 1970s, graphic designer Tom Doerr selected the Greek letter lambda to be the symbol of the New York chapter of the Gay Activists Alliance. In December 1974, the lambda was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. The gay rights organizations Lambda Legal and the Lambda Literary Foundation derive their names from this symbol.
06-04-1975 Angelina Jolie – Born in Los Angeles, California. Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. Her acting awards include an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. For
her humanitarian activism, she has received the Jean Hershel Humanitarian Award and an honorary damehood of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, among other awards. Jolie has been married three times. Her third marriage was in 2014 to Brad Pitt (they had been together since 2005 and are now divorced). Jolie considers herself to be bisexual. In 1996 she began a long relationship with model-actress Jenny Shimizu. They met on the set of Foxfire (1986). She later said, “I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn’t married my husband. I fell in love with her the first second I saw her.” She also stated, “I was open about it (bisexuality) because I wanted people to know that I had been with a woman. I spoke about it because I’d discovered something wonderful and I thought people should know my experience was very real, very normal.” In an interview, she said, “I love women and men equally and I see people and love as love, so I think it makes sense that a woman would know I’d appreciate and love her as much as I would a man.”
Elton John performed at the Capitol Theatre in Leeds, England.
June 4, 1977
Apple II, the first personal computer, went on sale.
Closeted Barry Manilow reached #1 with “Looks Like We Made It” on the Adult Contemporary chart.
06-04-1978 Naomi R. Gonzalez – Born in El Paso, Texas. She was an American attorney and Democratic politician from El Paso,
Texas. She was a member of the Texas House of Representatives, where she represents the 76th district in El Paso County. In 2014 Gonzalez lost her bid for re-election. During the 2010 campaign, one of her opponents, Norma Chavez, drew attention on several occasions to Gonzalez’s sexual orientation, saying that her opponent was a lesbian. Gonzalez did not deny the charge.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
The Go-Go’s were at Tiffany’s in Great Yarmouth, England.
Elton John began a high court battle with Dick James Music, seeking the rights to early songs and recordings plus damages estimated at more than £30 million ($51 million). The singer lost a six-month court battle to recover the copyright to 169 songs however, the court ordered Dick James to cough up millions in unpaid royalties.
Fans at a Eurythmics concert in West Berlin can hear people in East Berlin chanting “The wall must go!” And it did
06-04-1987 Luisa Christina Zissman – Born Louisa Christina Kalozois in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. She is an English retail entrepreneur and reality television personality. She
was runner-up on the ninth series of The Apprentice and appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 13. She is estranged from her husband, entrepreneur Oliver Zissman, by whom she had a daughter in 2010. While on Celebrity Big Brother, she revealed that she is bisexual.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
On a CNN news show, phone-in guest George Michael was jeered and heckled by the live audience while he attempted to defend the content of the video for his new single “Shoot The Dog,” in which U.S. President George W. Bush was shown in bed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Michael insisted it was an attack on Blair and not on President Bush.
Lisa Marie Presley performed “Sinking In” at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert, with guest performers Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams, aired on networks in 38 countries across five continents. An attack at her May 22 show in Manchester, England killed 22 people and left dozens injured. All net proceeds from the “One Love Manchester” concert were donated to victims and families affected by the attack. An audience estimated at 50,000 attended the more than three-hour concert.
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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.