BCE to The Suffragettes
1778 – George Bryan “Beau” Brummell is born in London (June 7, 1778—March 30, 1840). Beau Brummell is credited with introducing, and establishing as fashion, the modern men’s suit, worn with a necktie. He claimed he took five hours a day to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. The style of dress was referred to as dandyism. He was the caricature of the gay male that persisted for generations. He lived in the poshest apartments, wore the most stylish clothes, and had an acerbic sense of humor. In the United States, Brummell’s life was dramatized in an 1890 stage play in four acts by Clyde Fitch with Richard Mansfield as the ‘Beau’. This in turn was adapted for the 1924 film Beau Brummel, with John Barrymore and Mary Astor. Brummell died of syphilis in an insane asylum in France.
06-07-1831 – 04-15-1892 Amelia Edwards – Born in London, England. She was an English novelist, journalist, traveller, and Egyptologist. Her most
successful literary works include The Phantom Coach (1864), Barbara’s History (1864), Lord Brackenbury (1880), and the Egyptian travelogue A Thousand Miles Up the Nile (1877). In 1882, she co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund. Between 1889 – 1890, she took on a lecture tour in the United States. Her life partner of 30 years was Ellen Drew Braysher. Edwards died from influenza in 1892.
06-07-1899 – 02-22-1973 Elizabeth Bowen, CBE – Born in Dublin, Ireland. She was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer. In 1923 she married Alan
Cameron. The marriage has been described as “a sexless but contented union.” The marriage was reportedly never consummated. She had various extra-marital affairs with both men and women, including the American poet May Sarton. Bowen’s war novel The Heat of the Day (1948 in England & 1949 in the United States) is considered one of the definitive depictions of London during the bombing raids of WWII.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
06-07-1943 Nikki Giovanni – Born in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is an American writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Giovanni is one of the world’s most well-known African American poets. Her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry
recording, and nonfiction essays. Topics range from race and social issues to children’s literature. Since 1987, she has taught writing and literature at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. She has received the NAACP Image Award several times and has twenty honorary doctorates. Her many awards include the Rosa Parks and the Langston Hughes Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and Letters. She is openly lesbian.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
USA – An Example of Cultural Co-opting
June 7, 1954
With Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” riding high on the Billboard R&B chart, Bill Haley And His Comets enter Decca Records’ New York studio to record the same number. Haley’s version will enter the Pop chart next August for an amazing 27 week run and rise to #7, becoming the first Rock ‘n’ Roll tune to sell a million copies.
UK – Mathematical and computer genius and the father of modern computer science Alan Turing (June 23, 1912 – June 7, 1954) commits suicide by cyanide poisoning 18 months after being sentenced to two years in prison or libido-reducing hormone treatment for a year as a punishment for homosexuality. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Turing played a pivotal role in cracking intercepted coded messages that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in many crucial engagements, including the Battle of the Atlantic. In so doing, he helped shortened the war in Europe by more than two years and saved over fourteen million lives. Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts when the Labouchere Amendment for “gross indecency” was still criminal in the UK. He accepted chemical castration treatment with DES as an alternative to prison. In 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an apology on behalf of the British government for “the appalling way he was treated.” Queen Elizabeth II granted him a posthumous pardon in 2013. The Alan Turing law is now an informal term for a 2017 law in the United Kingdom that retroactively pardoned men cautioned or convicted under historical legislation that outlawed homosexual acts.
“He was a national treasure, and we hounded him to his death,” John Graham-Cumming, a computer scientist, told the New York Times.
It wasn’t until 1967 when Britain began steps to decriminalize homosexuality, according to the New York Times.
Turing is remembered as one of the most innovative and influential scholars of the 20th century. His death remains debated – accident, suicide, or coerced suicide or murder.
06-07-1956 Robert Dover – Born in Chicago, Illinois. He is an American champion equestrian who has had international success in the sport of dressage.
He has competed in six consecutive Olympics, winning four team bronze medals. He also took team bronze at the 1994 World Equestrian Games. Dover is the most honored dressage rider in the United States and has been inducted to the United States Dressage Federation Hall of Fame. He is openly gay, and his partner is fellow rider, Robert Ross.
1957 – The board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union approves a national policy statement asserting that laws against sodomy and federal restrictions on employment of lesbians and gay men are constitutional.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
June 7, 1965
The U.S The USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.
June 7, 1966
Sony Corporation unveiled its new consumer home videotape recorder. Able to play only black & white video, the unit sold for $995.
the Soundtrack to “Hair”. It held down #1 on the Album chart for the seventh consecutive week; The Soundtrack to “Romeo & Juliet” was #5
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Paul Cohen’s disturbing the peace conviction in Los Angeles, establishing the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.
June 7, 1972
After playing off-Broadway for four months, the original production of “Grease,” starring Adrienne Barbeau, Carol Demas, and Barry Bostwick, opened at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre. The musical changed theaters twice more during its 8-year run as it racked up a total of 3,388 performances. Richard Gere was among those playing “Danny” during the monumental run while John Travolta played the character Doody at the age of 17.
Elton John’s ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. (where it stayed for seven weeks): Elton toppled Earth, Wind & Fire’s album That’s the Way of the World while the Soundtrack to “Tommy” fell to #3. Jeff Beck was #4 with Blow By Blow and America reached #5 with Hearts“. The rest of the Top 10: Alice Cooper with Welcome To My Nightmare, Chicago VIII was at #7, Bad Company fell to #8 with Straight Shooter, Nuthin’ Fancy from Lynyrd Skynyrd was #9 and Carly Simon had the #10 album with Playing Possum.
1977 – A referendum in Dade, County Florida, forced by pressure from fundamentalist Christians singer Anita Bryant, husband Bob Green and their “Save Our Children” organization, repeals the new county ordinance prohibiting discrimination on basis of sexual orientation. It was the first major battle — and defeat — in the struggle for gay civil rights in United States. It was also the first successful use of “child molestation tactics” by anti- gay forces and set the pattern of attack for the remainder of the 1970s and into the 80s. The following year Florida Governor Reubin Askew signed a law prohibiting gay men and lesbians from adopting children. That law was cited to also prevent lesbians and gay men from having custody of their own children. Bryant faced severe backlash from gay rights supporters across the U.S. She lost singing contracts and endorsements and was removed as spokesperson for the Florida Orange Juice Commission. The Miami-Dade gay rights ordinance was reinstated in December 1, 1998, more than 20 years later.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Given NAMBLA there is merit to the pedophile concerns. Given “rather be a pervert than a TERF”, there is merit to the pedophile concerns.
The Briggs Initiative qualifies for the November ballot in California, where it will be listed as Proposition 6.
Prince‘s first single “Soft and Wet” was released.
06-07-1979 Anne McClain – Born in Spokane, Washington. She is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army of Engineers and a NASA astronaut. She
was the Flight Engineer for Expedition 58/59 to the International Space Station. McClain spent just over 203 days in space. McClain married Summer Worden in 2014 and was step-mother to Worden’s son. McClain and Worden divorced in August 2017. On August 23, 2019, The New York Times reported that Worden had filed a complaint against McClain accusing her of illegally accessing financial information while she was on the International Space Station. Worden’s accusation outed McClain as a lesbian, making her the second known LGBT astronaut after Sally Ride. On April 7, 2020, McClain was cleared of all charges and Worden faces a two-count indictment on charges of making false statements.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1989: Denmark creates registered partnerships for same-sex couples, offering identical rights as marriage within the country.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Fed up with years of seizures, Little Sister’s launches a constitutional challenge to Customs’ censorship powers on June 7th, 1990. Together with the BC Civil Liberties Association, the store contends that Customs is discriminating against gay men and lesbians and violating the freedom of expression guaranteed under the Charter Of Rights And Freedoms. December 15, 2000, ten years after it began, the Little Sister’s case reached the Supreme Court Of Canada which rules that Customs targeted Little Sister’s solely because it’s a gay and lesbian bookstore. But also ruled that Customs can continue to screen and censor material at the border, provided it screens equally, without regard to the orientation of the material. This meant that Customs now had to prove that confiscated materials were obscene while previously it was up to the importer to prove otherwise.
Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (
). (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince) – the symbol being a combination of the Male/female ones. The name change reflected an ongoing battle with Warner Brothers Records over ownership and direction of his music.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
The “Prince: A Celebration” party began at Paisley Park Studios. The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name “Prince” after a 7-year battle with Warner Brothers.
2006: The Federal Marriage Amendment fails to pass the U.S. Senate. Of the 60 votes required to invoke the cloture motion, 49 senators voted to put the amendment to a vote and 48 voted against.
Elton John’s musical Billy Elliot won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
USA –Washington State begins same-sex marriage ceremonies.
Denmark – The Danish parliament legalizes same-sex marriage. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1933, and since 1977, the age of consent is 15, regardless of orientation or gender. Denmark was the first country in the world to grant legal recognition to same-sex unions, in the form of “registered partnerships“, in 1989. On June 7, 2012, the law was replaced by a new same-sex marriage law, which came into effect on June 15, 2012,and Denmark recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation was entirely prohibited in 2004. Same-sex couples are allowed to jointly adopt since 2010, while previously allowing stepchild adoptions and limited co-guardianship rights for non-biological parents. Gays and lesbians are also allowed to serve openly in the military. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes two autonomous overseas territories, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which are generally more socially conservative. However, Greenland legalized same-sex marriage in 2016
For the first time, the 39th annual Washington D.C. Pride Parade featured a military color guard. They led the parade presenting the U.S. flag and flags of each service branch.
Cher confirmed that a musical based on her life would debut on Broadway in 2018 with three different actresses portraying her at different points in her life. “The Cher Show” is scheduled to open at New York’s Neil Simon Theatre on December 3, 2018.
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ET spoke with the cast of ‘Grease’ about turning the hit Broadway musical into a cinema classic. John Travolta reveals who else was considered to portray Sandy, and why he knew Olivia Newton-John was the only person for the role. ‘Grease Sing-a-Long’ will air June 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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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:
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.