BCE to The Suffragettes
1835 – Adah Isaacs Menken (June 15, 1835 – August 10, 1868) is born in New Orleans. She was an American actress, painter and poet, and was the highest earning actress of her time. She was the author of “Infelicia,” a collection of Sapphic poems, that clearly revealed her delight in women. Though she was married to men many times, Menken was also the lover of cross-dressing novelist George Sand, the pseudonym of Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant.
06-15-1881 – 02-18-1916 Hans B. Schmidt – Born in Aschaffenburg, Kingdom of Bavaria, Imperial German. He was a German Roman Catholic priest
convicted of murder, and the only priest to be executed in the United States. Schmidt combined a deep religious devotion with bisexual promiscuity and a fascination with blood and dismemberment. During parish assignments in various villages in Germany, Schmidt molested altar boys, had affairs with several women, and consorted with prostitutes. Schmidt emigrated to the United States in 1909. In New York City in 1912, he met Anna Aumüller, the housekeeper for St. Boniface’s Rectory. She began to have a secret sexual relationship with Schmidt. Beginning in December 1912, Schmidt was also having a secret gay relationship with a New York City dentist Ernest Muret, with whom he operated a counterfeiting ring. Schmidt later claimed to have enjoyed Muret more than Anna. In 1913, Anna informed him that she was pregnant. On September 2, 1913, he murdered her and then returned to St. Joseph’s Church, offered Mass and administered Holy Communion, as though nothing had happened. It took 2 trials to convict him and on February 5, 1914, a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder. On February 18, 196 he was executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison.
1884, Russia – Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (May 11, 1857 – February 17, 1905) weds Princess Elizabeth of Hesse (UK). According to contemporary reports, Sergei was homosexual. His sexuality conflicted with his intense religious beliefs and the expectations of his position. Contrary to this belief, the marriage was happy. Forced to defend Sergei against rumors, Elizabeth was devoted to her husband and treasured his memory after his death.
1885 – Malvina Hoffman (June 15, 1885 – July 10, 1966) is born on this day. She was an American sculptor and author, well known for her life-size bronze sculptures of people, particularly of ballerina Anna Pavlova. During WWI, Hoffman helped to organize, and was the American representative, for the French war charity, Appui aux Artistes that assisted needy artists. She also organized the American-Yugoslav relief fund for children. During World War II, Hoffman served the Red Cross and raised money for the Red Cross and national defense during the war. She was married to Samuel Bonarius Grimson but divorced in 1936 because of an affair that she had with Anna Pavlova. On July 10, 1966, Malvina Cornell Hoffman died of a heart attack in her studio in Manhattan which had been purchased by the philanthropist Mary Williamson Averell and provided to Hoffman for a low-priced rent.
June 15, 1911
The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in New York state. The firm was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.
1926 — The Greenwich Village Ball is held. Extravagant balls at Webster Hall at 119 East 11th Street in New York City were common during the 1920’s. The advertisement for this 15th annual ball reads “Come […] with whom you like — wear what you like — Unconventional? Oh, to be sure — Only do be discreet!”
06-15-1936 – 02-09-2019 Patricia Nell Warren – Born in Helena, Montana. She was an American novelist, poet, and
journalist. Her first novel, The Front Runner (1974), was the first contemporary gay fiction to make the New York Times Best Seller list. For 21 years she worked for Reader’s Digest as an editor for both the magazine and the Condensed Book Club. Warren came out as a lesbian in 1974. Other gay-themed novels include The Fancy Dancer (1976) and The Beauty Queen (1978). In the 1990s, Warren became politically active and from 1996 to 1999, she volunteered as a commissioner of education in the Los Angeles Unified School District, serving on the Gay & Lesbian Education Commission and later the Human Relations Education Commission. Warren lives in Southern California.
06-15-1936 – 08-17-2007 Edward Avedisian – Born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was an American abstract painter who came
into prominence during the 1960s. His work was initially associated with Color Field painting and in the late 1960s with Lyrical Abstraction. His only marriage to a woman ended in divorce. He was then with his lover Judson Baldwin, who died in 2006.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1949, UK – Simon Phillip Hugh Callow (born 15 June 1949) is born. He is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director, and one of the first actors to publicly declare his homosexuality, doing so in his 1984 book “Being An Actor.” He was listed 28th in The Independent‘s 2007 listing of the most influential gay men and women in the UK. He married Sebastian Fox in June 2016.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970 – The Gay Liberation Front holds a demonstration in support of members of the Black Panthers who had been arrested.
06-15-1973 Neil Patrick Harris – Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, comedian, television host, and magician. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother (2004-2014), for which he was nominated for four
Emmy Awards. Harris was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2010. In 2011 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harris has hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, making him the first openly gay man to host the award show. Harris confirmed that he is gay in November 2006 by saying, “I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.” He and David Burtka married in September 2014. They had been together since 2004. The couple has two children, twins.
June 15, 1974
ABBA’s second album (but first UK release), ‘Waterloo’ entered the UK chart for the first time peaking at No.28. The album’s title track won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
In Los Angeles, Dolly Parton began recording “Here You Come Again.” The track was completed two days later.
On NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special,” Bob Welch welcomed Olivia Newton-John, Foxy, Fast Fontaine, and Thelma Houston.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1982 – Provincial Court judge Thomas Mercer in Toronto acquits gay publisher, Pink Triangle Press and its officers of immorality / indecency charges a second time. The charges involved an article in “The Body Politic” about oral sex.
Tears For Fears ruled the chart for a second week with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, #8 Wham! was on the way down with “Everything She Wants”, Madonna registered her sixth consecutive Top 10 song with “Angel” which moved into the list this week at 9.
LP Charts: #1 Around the World in a Day by Prince; Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears at #4, Wham! with Make It Big, #6; Sade’s smooth Diamond Life at #8, Madonna at 9 with Like a Virgin
1987 – The New York Times decides to allow its writers to use the word “gay” as an adjectival synonym for “homosexual.”
1998, Finland – The parliament of Finland votes overwhelmingly to lower the age of consent for homosexual acts from 18 years to 16 to match the age for heterosexual acts.
06-15-1988 Julia Kaye – Raised in San Jose, California. She is an American artist and illustrator. Kaye’s first collection of comics was released on May
1, 2018. It tells the story of her first year on hormone replacement therapy and the social, physical, and mental changes during that time. Her comics raise awareness about the experience of transgender individuals and others questioning their own gender identity. Publishers Weekly stated, “Kaye skillfully and effectively relates the daily indignities borne by trans women and the triumphs and quiet joys as well. Her tenacity in this hopeful story will be resonant for readers going through personal transitions of many kinds.” Kaye is involved with the Disney Television Animation show Big City Greens and is the creator of the webcomic Up and Out. She has also done work for Maxim, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, GoComics, and College Humor.
06-15-1989 Ashley Nee – Born in Darnestown, Maryland. She is an American canoe/kayaker that represented the United States in the
whitewater slalom at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Nee is openly lesbian and engaged to Ashley McEwan. She was also one of 49 out LGBT athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
06-15-1992 Júlia Vasconcelos – Born in São José dos Campos, Brazil. She is a taekwondo competitor from Brazil. She participated in the 2013 and
2015 world championships and qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 57 kg division. Vasconcelos was one of 49 out LGBT athletes to participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The television special “The Lion King: A Musical Journey With Elton John” was shown on ABC the same day that Disney’s 32ndanimated feature film “The Lion King” opened in select U.S. cities.
The Disney film The Lion King hits theaters. A runaway hit, the movie takes in over $300 million in 1994, second only to Forrest Gump. The soundtrack goes Diamond, meaning over 10 million copies sold – a record for the soundtrack to an animated film.
US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking “Is it live, or is it Memorex”
The Beastie Boys host the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, with performers that include Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins and John Lee Hooker. About 100,000 attend the two shows, raising money for the Milarepa Fund.
1999 – Stephen Gately (17 March 1976 – 10 October 2009), member of the heartthrob Irish boy band Boyzone, comes out. Gately made his sexuality known in a blaze of publicity. He wed Andrew Cowles, first in a commitment ceremony in Las Vegas in 2003 and more formally in a civil partnership ceremony in London in 2006. Upon Boyzone’s reformation, Gately was featured as part of the first gay couple in the music video for “Better” in what was to be his last with the band. Gately died of a congenital heart defect on 10 October 2009, in a flat that he and Cowles owned in Mallorca, Spain.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2003 – The world’s longest rainbow flag was unfurled in Florida as part of Key West Pride, stretching from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico all along Duval Street. The finished flag was a mile and a quarter long, and two thousand people were needed to hold it. The Key West flag has had a life of its own, with sections of the historic banner displayed at global events and LGBT festivities around the world including the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, and Australia’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade as well as in Sweden, Norway, Germany, and England.
2003 – General Wesley Clark, a former NATO commander shoots down the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on this day. The retired four-star general told the late Tim Russert that “we’ve got a lot of gay people in the armed forces, we always have had, always will. And I think that … we should welcome people that want to serve.”
The iTunes Music Store was launched in France, Germany and the UK.
2006 – The United Methodist Church votes in their national conference to reaffirm the denomination’s stance against homosexual practice while affirming the “sacred worth” of all individuals.
A case against a man accused of threatening Elton John’s life was withdrawn just hours before his trial was due to begin. Neal Horsley had responded to Elton’s suggestion that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview by writing an angry online response entitled “Why Elton John Must Die”. After being held in an Atlanta, Georgia jail since last March, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Denmark legalizes same-sex marriage.
The conservative radio and TV personality Glenn Beck announces plans for launching a competitor to the popular TV series Glee, which revolves around a high school glee club with many musical numbers. Beck, incensed at the show’s liberal portrayal of issues such as homosexuality and bullying, tells a Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington that the left “won’t know what hit them” when he launches his own conservative version of the show. The show never materializes.
2014 – Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. reaffirms the ordination of Allyson Robinson who had previously been ordained as a male person. Allyson Robinson is an American human rights activist, specializing in LGBT rights in the United States. She attended West Point before gender reassignment, graduated in 1994 majoring in physics, and was then commissioned as an officer serving in the U.S. Army until 1999. She held the rank of Captain. Prior to transition, she became an ordained Baptist minister, earning a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) with an emphasis on social justice.from Baylor University‘s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
2016, UK – Prince William graces the cover of the LGBT magazine Attitude in the UK. He offers a show of royal support to the LBGT community in one of its darkest moments. A day after signing a condolence book for victims of the Orlando shooting, he becomes the first member of Britain’s royal family to appear on the cover of a gay magazine with the July issue of Attitude, akin to America’s Out. “No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason and no one should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured in their lives,” he told the magazine, according to a Kensington Palace press release Wednesday.
Jun 19, 2015 — June 15, 2020 – The Supreme Court rules that federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination. The landmark ruling extends protections …
The US Supreme Court 6-3 ruling made it illegal to fire someone because of sexual orientation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Gorsuch wrote, which bars discrimination “because of sex,” also covers claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Chief Justice Roberts also voted with the liberals on the court.
In this presentation, we will introduce ProQuest’s existing and forthcoming collections in LGBTQ+ history, including LGBT Thought and Culture, LGBT Studies in …
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.