BCE to The Suffragettes
1852 – Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. With the possible exception of Walt Whitman, Dickinson is now recognized as the most important American poet of the 19th century. She wrote over 300 deeply affectionate letters, one dated on this day, to her sister-in-law Sue Gilbert. Emily sent much of her poetry to Susan for review, and indeed Susan may have been the inspiration for many of Emily’s poems. It’s clear from Emily’s letters that her love for Susan was deep and abiding. Some argue that it was a typical “romantic friendship” of the 19th century, full of flowery prose and innocence. But Emily’s letters are more than effusive expressions of affection; many letters are erotic in nature. And her feelings for Susan were hardly transient; the two women corresponded for many years without Emily’s passion fading.
06-11-1862 – 12-21-1915 Violet Florence Martin – Born at Ross House, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. She was the youngest of sixteen children. Martin was an Irish author who co-wrote a series of novels with her second cousin, Edith Somerville. The women met on January 17, 1886, at Castletownshend and became lifelong companions and literary partners. In 1889, Violet adopted the pseudonym Martin Ross, which comprised her surname and the name of her ancestral home. The two authors were known as Somerville and Ross. Their works included The Real Charlotte (1889) and Some Reminiscences of an Irish R.M. The television comedy-drama series The Irish R.M. is based on their novel and ran for 18 episodes in the 1980s. Violet was seriously injured in a riding accident in November 1898, from which she never fully recovered. This was a contributing factor to her death in 1915. Edith Somerville continued to write under their joint literary names, claiming that they were still in contact. The two women left thousands of letters and 116 volumes of diaries, detailing their lives, much still unpublished. Edith died in October 1949 and is buried alongside Violet at Saint Barrahane’s Church, Castletownsend, County Cork, Ireland.
06-11-1877 – 11-18-1909 Renée Vivien (born Pauline Mary Tarn) – Born in London, England to a wealthy British father and an American mother. She
grew up in Paris and London. She was a British poet who wrote in French. Vivien was lovers with Natalie Clifford Barney, Baroness Helene de Zuylen (one of the Paris Rothschild’s), and Romain Brooks. According to Wikipedia, “Her poetry has achieved greater appeal and a wider audience, as have the works of Natalie Clifford Barney, due to the contemporary rediscovery of the works of the ancient lesbian Greek poet Sappho.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
06-11-1951 Jan Franssen – Born in Hilversum, Netherlands. He is a Dutch politician. Franssen was a member of the House of Representatives from
1982 to 1994. In 1994 he became mayor of Zwolle. He is the current chairman of the Interprovincial Overage (IPO), that looks after provincial interest. He is openly gay.
in pop culutre
Jerry Lee Lewis discovered that the scandal surrounding his marriage to his teenaged second cousin was not confined to England, after he returned to the U.S. and was booed off a New York City stage. A second show was cancelled due to poor ticket sales, and Lewis’ career seemed to be in shambles.
June 11, 1959
The U.S. Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The ban was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals the following March.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
June 11, 1963
U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which included equal access to public facilities, an end to segregation in education, and guaranteed federal protection of voting rights.
In an attempt to halt desegregation by the enrollment of black students Vivian Malone and James Hood, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood defiantly in front of the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. He eventually stepped aside after being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, federal marshals, and the Alabama Army National Guard.
Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco)
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1972, Canada – The first issue of The Other Woman is produced. The Other Woman is a feminist periodical that was published six times a year through the mid-1970s, starting in 1972. Produced by a Toronto-based collective, the newspaper covered a wide range of struggles and organizations of the women’s movement in Canada and internationally. It is a combination of several feminist newspapers with the predominant input from lesbian feminists.
1976, Canada – In Kingston, Ontario, a convention of the New Democratic Party calls for the inclusion of sexual orientation in the human rights codes. It is the first time a major Canadian political party accepts gay movement demands.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
David Bowie was stuck at 2 with “Let’s Dance” while Culture Club edged up to 3 with “Time (Clock of the Heart)”. Thomas Dolby slipped to #7 with “She Blinded Me With Science”,
Madonna released the single “Papa Don’t Preach” in the United States.
Nelson Mandellas 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.
George Michael remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “One More Try”. George Michael’s album Faith had been bumped from #1 three times on the Album chart and each time, it returned to the top spot, a remarkable achievement. On this date, it was in week #11 at #1.
“We All Sleep Alone” by Cher peaks at #14
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador. At first, she uses her position to encourage recycling and avoid chemicals harmful to animals, but later takes a more forceful and controversial stand in opposing fracking, which puts her at odds with the Australian mining industry.
Natalie Cole releases “Unforgettable…with Love”, covering her father’s standards, (Grammy Album of the Year)
ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson were invited by U2 to join them onstage at their concert in Stockholm to perform “Dancing Queen.”
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people convicted of “hate crimes” could be sentenced to additional punishment.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Over three hundred guests, including Ringo Starr and Elton John witnessed Paul McCartney marry his fiancee, Heather Mills, at an Irish castle. All three of Paul’s children from his marriage to Linda Eastman also attended. While the reception’s menu was vegetarian, it was, in Paul’s words, “very liquid and alcoholic. It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll wedding. We are going to have family and friends and a lot of fun.” Unfortunately, the pair would split in 2006 and divorce two years later.
Cher’s lesbian daughter, Chastity Bono, announced that she would undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man. Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition and, in May 2010, he legally changed his gender to male and name to Chaz.
2010, Iceland – Iceland’s Parliament approves same-sex marriage 49-0 and becomes the ninth country to legalize same-sex marriages.The bill provided for a gender-neutral marriage definition.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road.
06-11-2019 Botswana‘s High Court ruled to decriminalized consensual same-sex relationships. It was a unanimous decision. The High Court
said in its ruling that penalizing people for who they are is disrespectful and discriminatory and that the law should not deal with private acts between consenting adults. “Sexual orientation is innate and not a “fashion statement,” the judges said. “Any criminalizing of love or finding fulfillment in love dilutes compassion and tolerance.” Botswana is the ninth country in the past five years to have legalized same-sex relationships.
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.