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LGBTQ2 her/his story June 8

BCE to The Suffragettes

On June 8th, 1901 the first same-sex marriage took place in Spain between Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sanchez Loriga. While studying to be a teacher in the Normal School for Teacher Training in A Coruña, she met Elisa Sanchez Loriga. The two women fell in love and began to live together. On June 8, 1901, Elisa adopted a masculine identity (she took the name of Mario, the name of a cousin of hers that had died in a shipwreck) and they were married at the church in A Coruña. Soon it was discovered that they were both women and the couple made newspaper headlines. As a result, they lost their jobs, were excommunicated and an arrest warrant was issued. They fled to Portugal and then to Argentina. Their marriage certificate was never annulled. From 1904 on, the trace of these determined women has been lost.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Spain in 2005

06-08-1903 – 12-17-1987 Marguerite Yourcenar – Born in Brussels, Belgium. She was a French novelist and essayist. Winner of the Prix Femina and the Erasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to the Académie Fraçaise.

Marguerite Yourcenar

 Her life partner (from 1937 to 1979) was literary scholar Grace Frick. Yourcenar came to the United States when WWII began. She lectured in comparative literature at New York City College and Sarah Lawrence College. In 1951, she published, in France, the novel Mémoires d’Hadrian. The novel has become a modern classic. After the couple spent ten years living in Hartford, Connecticut, they bought a house in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine, where they lived for decades. The house on Mount Desert Island, “Petite Plaisance,” is now a museum dedicated to her memory.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

06-08-1945 Donna Deitch – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American film and television director best known for her 1986 film Desert Hearts. Her film was one of the first to depict a lesbian love story in a 

Donna Deitch

generally mainstream vein with a positive theme. Deitch is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Desert Hearts was picked up for worldwide distribution by The Samuel Goldwyn Company. Shortly after seeing the film, Oprah Winfrey hired Deitch to direct the Emmy-nominated four-hour mini-series The Women of Brewster Place. Deitch is writing a sequel to Desert Hearts. She is openly gay. Her partner is writer Terri Jentz.

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A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.


Radio stations began receiving 45 records as opposed to 78’s.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

06-08-1961 – Mary Bonauto – Born in Newburgh, New York. She is an American lawyer and civil rights advocate who has worked to eradicate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and has been referred to by retired US Representative Barney Frank as “our Thurgood Marshall.” She grew up in Newburgh, New York in a Catholic family. Bonauto is best known for being lead counsel in the case Goodridge v. Department of Public Health which made 

Mary Bonauto

Massachusetts the first state in which same-sex couples could marry in 2004. She is also responsible for leading the first strategic challenges to section three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Bonauto argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges case on April 28, 2015, on behalf of same-sex couples seeking marriage rights. This much-publicized case determined whether state bans against same-sex marriages are constitutional and is considered one of the most important civil rights cases to come before the U.S. Supreme Court in modern history. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her wife, professor Jennifer Wriggins of the University of Maine’s law school and their twin teenage daughters. In March 2013, Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer arguing for DOMA repeal in the Supreme Court, told the “New York Times,” “No gay person in this country would be married without Mary Bonauto.”


Lesley Gore remained at #1 with “It’s My Party”

06-08-1963 Anja Hajduk – Born in Duisburg, Germany. She is a German politician and has been a member of the Alliance ’90/The Greens since 1995. From 

Anja Hajduk

1997 to 2002 Hajduk was a member of the parliament of the city of Hamburg. From 2002 to 2008 she was a member of the German Bundestag. Between 2005 and 2009, she also served as Deputy Chairwoman of the German-Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group. In the 2013 federal elections, Hajduk was again elected member of the German Bundestag where she has served as Chief Whip of her parliamentary group. In 2014, she was part of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Commission on Financial Policy which developed a comprehensive concept on Germany’s fiscal policy. She is openly lesbian.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


The Lambda Rising Bookstore opens its doors in Washington, D.C., with a stock of three hundred titles and average sales of about $25 a day. By 1987, it has opened a second store, established a thriving mail-order business, offers more than twenty thousand titles, and has annual sales of $1.5 million.

Elton John was at #10 on the USA LP Chart, 34 weeks since the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

 1975, Canada – Members of the gay rights group GATE appear before a Parliamentary Committee on Immigration in Toronto and call for dropping of all references to homosexuality in the Immigration Act. On November 6, a “Special Joint Committee on Immigration Policy recommends that homosexuals no longer be prohibited from entering Canada. In 1977, the Canadian Immigration Act was amended, removing the ban on homosexual men as immigrants.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list


Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”

90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation


Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with “Miracle”


Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”


Sinead O’Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue.

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.


Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.


A British judge sentenced George Michael to 100 hours of community service and banned him from driving for two years for driving under the influence of drugs.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011: Cambridge, Massachusetts announces plans to reimburse city employees in legal same-sex marriages for the federal tax burden they incur for the value of health benefits received by their spouses. Under federal law, employers are required to include the value of such benefits as taxable income, while mixed-sex married couples are not taxed.


Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”

2015 – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announces that the Military Equal Opportunity policy has been adjusted to include gay and lesbian military members.


Cher filed a lawsuit against SAIL Venture Partners and related firms, claiming they defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments which went bad.

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

Blogger Nina Notes:

the home she left, in the town she never fit into and when she went back to show them she was famous, they did not care

they expect a fan to overpay for the house that basically was why she was doing drugs that killed her the in first place….

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home In Port Arthur Texas

Janis Joplin grew up at this home in Port Arthur after a previous home had burned down. Joplin & her sister carved their names into wet cement at the home.


Justin Bieber: ‘I have benefited off of black culture’ | Canoe

Justin Bieber wants to make a positive change after admitting he’s “benefited off of black culture” throughout his career.The 26-year-old singer opened up on Instagram about how his life has been changed by black culture, amid ongoing Black Lives Matter protests following the death…

Beyoncé celebrates ‘beautiful queerness’ and Black Lives Matter protesters in inspirational commencement speech

Beyoncé celebrated Black lives and “beautiful queerness” as she gave a commencement address at YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” virtual graduation ceremony.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – June 8 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-june-8

Jun 8, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – June 8 … June is Pride month, a time during which I always reflect on my life’s journey. Two weeks ago, Kelly and I went …

The Lavender Effect

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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

Our Daily Elvis

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: Death of Elvis

Books: Best and Worst

Books: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel

Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash

see also:

Elvis and Lenny Bruce


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

Extra Credit:

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.


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