BCE to The Suffragettes
427 BC – Philosopher Plato is born in Athens. Platonic love today means love without sex. For Plato it meant sex with young men.
1519, Spain – Friar Luis Castelloli preaches that the Plague came as God’s wrath for sodomy. As a result, mobs hunt down gay men and burn them at the stake.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
06-14-1949 Sir Antony Sher, KBE (Knight – Order of the British Empire) – Born in Cape Town, South Africa into a Lithuanian-Jewish family. He is now a British citizen. Sher is an actor, writer, and theatre director. In 2001, Sher played the role of composer
Gustav Mahler in Ronald Harwood’s play Mahler’s Conversion, about Mahler’s decision to renounce his Jewish faith. Speaking about the role to The Guardian’s Rupert Smith, Sher revealed: “When I came to England in 1968, at 19, I looked around and I didn’t see any Jewish leading men in the classical theatre, so I thought it best to conceal my Jewishness. The theatre was full of gay people, but none of them were out, and there was that ugly story about Gielgud being arrested for cottaging (anonymous sex between men), so I thought I’d better hide that as well.” In 2005, Sher and his partner, director Gregory Doran, became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK. In 2015 Sher played Willy Loman In Death of a Salesman.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1950: After months of controversy, the United States Senate authorizes a wide-ranging investigation of homosexuals “and other moral perverts” working in national government
June 14, 1951
The world’s first commercial computer, Univac I was unveiled, designed for use by the U.S. Census Bureau.
06-14-1953 Ray Boltz – Born in Muncie, Indiana. He is a singer-songwriter popular for his contemporary Christian music. In 1990, his record, Thank You, won
the Song of the Year award at the GMA (Gospel Music Assoc.) Dove Awards. Boltz was married for thirty-three years and has four children. He separated from his wife in 2005; their divorce became final in 2008. On September 12, 2008, during an interview with the Washington Blade, Boltz disclosed that he was gay. He stated that he knew he was attracted to other men since he was a young man. He stated, “I’d denied it ever since I was a kid. I became Christian, I thought that was the way to deal with this and I prayed hard and tried for 30-some years and then at the end, I was just going, ‘I’m still gay. I know I am.’” He also said, “I really feel closer to God because I no longer hate myself.” In 2010, his album True won Album of the Year at the OUT Music Awards. He currently lives with his partner Franco Sperduti in Florida.
Americans took part in the first nation-wide civil defense test in preparation for a possible atomic attack.
06-14-1955 Paul O’Grady MBE – Born in Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. He is an English comedian, broadcaster, actor, writer, and
former drag queen. In the 1980s, he became famous in London’s gay scene with his drag queen persona Lily Savage, which went mainstream in the 1990s. In the 2000s he dropped his drag persona and became a presenter of various television and radio shows, most notably The Paul O’Grady Show. His long-term lover and business partner was Brendan Frank Murphy (March 4, 1956 – June 9, 2005). O’Grady is an animal lover and in September, 2016, he was recognized for his work with animals by getting the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare” at the RSPCA’s Animal Hero Awards. O’Grady was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 for services to entertainment. In 2020 he became president of the British Music Hall Society.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
06-14-1961 Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd) – Born in Bexley, Kent, England. He is an English singer-songwriter and lead singer with the Grammy and Brit Award pop band, Culture Club, where he became known for his soulful voice and androgyny. The band
got its name referring to the various ethnic backgrounds of its members. George and the drummer, Jon Moss, initially not known by the other band members, were involved in a romantic relationship. After the group disbanded, he embarked on a successful solo career. In 2006, in a documentary titled The Madness of Boy George, he declared on camera that he was “military gay.” In a 2008 documentary Living with Boy George, he talks about he first realized he was gay, and when he first told his parents.
The Soundtrack to “Hair” was #1 on the Album chart for the eighth week.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
06-14-1971 Billie Myers – Born in Coventry, West Midlands, England to a British mother and Jamaican father. She is an English rock singer-songwriter known for her 1998 hit song Kiss the Rain. She has
spoken about her bisexuality and the difficulties of “not being gay enough” has caused her in the past. Myers was the closing act for Los Angeles Gay Pride 2006 and in 2009, Myers sang America the Beautiful at the National Equality March in Washington D.C. She has also spoken out about living with depression and is an ambassador for the Jed Foundation. Myers also supports the Mindfull initiative that supports young people dealing with mental health issues. Her third album, Tea and Sympathy, was released in March 2013.
1972, Canada – In Montreal gay rights group Front the libération homosexuel (FLH) opens a new gay center with a dance. Police raid it and charge forty people for being in an establishment selling liquor without a permit. The charges were later dropped, but attendance falls at center. The organization folds within 15 months.
1973: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (originally titled They Came from Denton High), opens at London’s experimental Theatre Upstairs, where it becomes such a hit that it soon has to be moved to a theater with a seating capacity eight times larger. The film version goes on to be a cult classic.
06-14-1974 Sutan Amrull (Raja) – Born in Baldwin Park, California. He is an American make-up artist and drag performer. He was the 3rd season winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. He was also known for his work on the reality television show America’s Next Top Model, serving as the show’s make-up artist for nine cycles (fourth through twelve). His clients include Pamela Anderson, Tyra Banks, Iman, and Twiggy.
06-14-1974 – 09-28-2004 FannyAnn Viola Eddy – Born in Sierra Leone. She was an activist for lesbian and gay rights in Sierra Leone and throughout Africa. In 2002, she founded the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association. Eddy addressed the United
Nations and other international groups. In April 2004, she advocated passing of the Brazilian Resolution (the resolution cover human rights and sexual orientation) at the UN in Geneva. Eddy was murdered on September 29, 2004, by a group of men that broke into the office of the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association in Freetown. She was gang-raped, stabbed and had her neck broken. Eddy left behind a son and her partner, Esther Chikalipa. In 2008, the FannyAnn Eddy Poetry Award was named in her honor.
June 14, 1975
Janis Ian releases “At Seventeen”, which will reach #3 on the Billboard Pop chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart later in the year. She would perform the song on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live the following October.
the former #1 “Philadelphia Freedom” was back in the Top 10 at #9 for the Elton John Band
Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which debuted at #1, continued as the top album in the land.
1977 – First U.S. national opinion poll of homosexuality. The Gallop team said, “While Americans are becoming increasing liberal regarding homosexual behavior and the legality of homosexuality, there still remains a substantial percentage of the public who consider homosexuality to be unacceptable and who feel it should be illegal.” The questions were: “Do you think homosexual relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal?” and “Do you feel that homosexuality should be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle or not? The questions were asked by Gallop until 2005.
1978: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects an application by Gaysweek magazine to register its name, claiming that it is “immoral.”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
“Little Jeannie” by Elton John climbed to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was Elton’s 5th AC #1, following “Daniel”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” and “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.
06-14-1981 Daniel Newman – Born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an American actor, model, and musician. He has appeared on The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Homeland, Sex and the City, Cirque du Freak, and many other films and television shows. In March 2017, Newman came out as bisexual and has made appearances in support of GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
1983: The first gay high school in the country, Philadelphia’s Byton High, holds graduation exercises for the class of ’83. Size of the graduating class: three males, one female. The school was started in 1982 for gay teens as an alternative to the public school system.
in pop culture
Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton, co-stars of the soon-to-be-released feature film “Rhinestone,” received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Queen scored a #1 album in the U.K. with A Kind of Magic.
dropping to 2 Madonna’s “Live To Tell”, dropped to #6 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “Greatest Love Of All”, George Michael’s first solo hit “A Different Corner” at #7, Howard Jones moved up from 14-8 with “No One Is To Blame”,
the album Whitney Houston was still at #1 nearly a year after its release.
At Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Japan, Madonna played the first date of her Who’s That Girl World Tour. It was the highest-grossing tour to date, earning more than $20 million.
06-14-1988 Kevin McHale – Born in Plano, Texas. He is an American actor,
singer, dancer, and radio personality. He is best known for his role as Artie Abrams in the comedy-drama series Glee. In April 2016, McHale appeared in the cast of Dustin Lance Black’s miniseries, When We Rise. McHale came out as gay in a tweet in April 2018. Photo by Greg Hernandez.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
2004, Australia – In response to the Australian government’s failure to recognize same-sex marriage, a group of gay and lesbian activists declare independence in the Coral Sea Islands. The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea – for example on postage stamps) was established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, it was founded on Australia’s external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. The rainbow flag is the official flag, the pink triangle is their coat of arms, and “I am what I am” is their national anthem.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan affirms in a letter to educators that gay-straight alliances should be afforded the same rights and protections as any other student-initiated organisation under the Equal Access Act.
The El Paso, Texas city council votes to restore health benefits to the non-married partners of city employees. The benefits had been stripped by a voter initiative in November 2010.
2013 –Nitza Quinones Alejandro (born January 1951) is appointed to a U.S. federal court by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. She is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Quiñones Alejandro is the first lesbian Latina to be appointed to serve as a federal judge. Her nomination was confirmed by voice vote on June 13, 2013. She received her commission on June 19, 2013.
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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.