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BCE to The Suffragettes

June 16, 1816

Lord Byron challenged his house guests to write a ghost story, inspiring Mary Shelley to pen the novel “Frankenstein” and John Polidori to write the short story “The Vampyre.”

1858, Sweden – King Gustav V of Sweden (June 16, 1858 – October 29, 1950) is born. was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death in 1950. An avid hunter and sportsman, he presided over the Games and chaired the Swedish Association of Sports from 1897 to 1907. Most notably, he represented Sweden (under the alias of Mr. G.) as a competitive tennis player, keeping up competitive tennis until his 80s, when his eyesight deteriorated rapidly. Allegations of a love affair between Gustav and Kurt Haijby led to the court paying 170,000 kronor under threat of blackmail by Haijby. This led to the so-called Haijby affair and several criticized trials and convictions against Haijby which spawned considerable controversy about Gustav’s alleged homosexuality.

06-16-1873 – 04-21-1938 Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell – Born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom. She was an English aristocrat and society hostess. Her circle of friends included 

Lady Ottolin Morrell

many authors, artists, sculptors, and poets. Her work as a patron was enduring and influential, notably in her contribution to the Contemporary Art Society during its early years. She was bisexual and had many affairs with both women and men. Notable love affairs: Bertrand Russell, Dorothy Bussy, Augustus John, Dora Carrington, and Roger Fry.

June 16, 1897

The United States government signed an annexation treaty with the Republic of Hawaii, which officially became a U.S. Territory the following August.


“The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

06-16-1903 – 02-11-1955 Ona Munson (b. Owena Walcott) – Born in Portland, Oregon. She was an American actress best known for her role as madam Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind (1939). Munson had a successful stage and radio career in 

Ona Munson

the 1930s in New York. The song “You’re the Cream in My Coffee” was introduced by her in the 1927 Broadway musical Hold Everything. She was married three times each one called a lavender marriage to conceal her affairs with women, including filmmaker Dorothy Arzner and playwright Mercedes de Acosta. Munson was a member of the “sewing circle,” a clique of lesbians organized by actress Alla Nazimova.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

06-16-1947 Ellen Bass – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has frequently appeared in The New Yorker and on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, including her poem, “Ordinary Sex”, on August 17, 2017. Her most recent book, Like a Beggar (2014), was a finalist for The Paterson Poetry Prize, The Publishers Triangle Award, The Milt Kessler Poetry Award, The Lambda Literary Award, and the Northern California Book Award. Her non-fiction book, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, has sold over a million copies and has been translated into twelve languages. Ellen founded poetry workshops in California at the Salinas Valley State Prison and the Santa Cruz jails. She also teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University.

1949, Columbia – Colombian-American author, poet, and journalist Jaime Manrique (16 June 1949) is born. His first poetry volume won Colombia’s National Poetry Award. In 1977, Manrique met the American painter Bill Sullivan. The couple lived between Colombia and Venezuela until the end of 1979. They remained partners until Sullivan’s death in 2010.

06-16-1949 Jaime Manrique – Born in Barranquilla, Colombia. He is a gay Columbian-American author, poet, and journalist. His first poetry volume won Colombia’s National Poetry Award. He 

Jaime Manrique

received a Guggenheim Fellowship to write his memoirs and has contributed to Shade (1996), a gay, black fiction anthology. He has taught creative writing at Mount Holyoke College, New York University, The New School of Social Research, and Columbia University. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at the City College of New York.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

06-16-1951 – 03-02-1991 Louis Graydon Sullivan – Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Transgender pioneer, author, 

Louis Gradon Sullivan

and activist is known for his work on behalf of trans men. He was born Sheila Jean Sullivan. He founded FTM International, one of the first transgender organizations, along with SHAFT in the UK, and Rupert Raj’s Metamorphosis in Toronto, and is largely responsible for the modern acknowledgment that sexual orientation and gender identity are totally different concepts. Sullivan lived as a gay man.  On March 2, 1991, Sullivan died of AIDS-related illness. He was the first trans man to die of AIDS.

June 16, 1952

“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” the English translation of a book in the Dutch language diary kept by Frank while she was in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, was first published in the U.S. and UK.

Blogger Nina Notes: Her lesbianism would not be revealed until her father died and her unabridged diary was published.

in pop culture

June 15, 1955

Disney’s 15th animated feature film “Lady and the Tramp” had its world premiere in Chicago. It was the first Disney cartoon feature filmed in CinemaScope.

06-16-1955 – 11-27-1995 Reverend Simon Bailey – Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. He was an Anglican priest. He was inducted as Rector of St. Leonard’s parish church, 

Simon Bailey

Dinnington in South Yorkshire in December 1985. Bailey was gay and contracted HIV from a sexual partner. For several years he worked in the parish without obvious symptoms, but he became too sick to conceal his condition and he informed the diocesan authorities and gradually introduced the news to his own parishioners. Though not the only Anglican priest at that time to be HIV-positive, and eventually to develop AIDS, he was the first to stay in parish ministry, continuing to celebrate the Eucharist until only a few weeks before his death. His parishioners loved and cared for him during his illness.

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

1961, Russia – On this date the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (March 17, 1938 –  January 6, 1993) defects from the Soviet Union at Le Bourget airport in Paris. He was director of the Paris Opera Ballet from 1983 to 1989 and its chief choreographer until October 1992. Named Lord of the Dance, Rudolf Nureyev is regarded as one of ballet’s most gifted male dancers. Depending on the source, Nureyev is described as either bisexual, as he did have heterosexual relationships as a younger man, or gay. He had a turbulent sex life, with numerous bathhouse visits and anonymous pickups. Nureyev met Erik Bruhn, the celebrated Danish dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. Nureyev was a great admirer of Bruhn, having seen filmed performances of the Dane on tour in the Soviet Union with the American Ballet Theatre, although stylistically the two dancers were very different. Bruhn and Nureyev became a couple and the two remained together off and on, with a very volatile relationship for 25 years, until Bruhn’s death in 1986. In 1973 Nureyev met the 23-year-old American dancer Robert Tracy and a two-and-a-half-year love affair began. Tracy later became Nureyev’s secretary and live-in companion. 

June 16, 1962

The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay later to become David Bowie) made their live debut when they played at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1965— The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rules in Scott v. Macy that the United States Civil Service Commission “may not rely on a determination of ‘immoral conduct’ based only on such vague labels as ‘homosexual’ and ‘homosexual conduct’ as a ground” for disqualifying applicants for federal employment.

06-16-1965   Richard (Rich) Madaleno – Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is an American politician from Maryland. Madaleno was 

the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the Maryland General Assembly and he was the first openly gay Maryland state senator. In 2014 he successfully sponsored a bill to make discrimination against transgender people illegal. In 2018, he introduced legislation to protect young people from conversion therapy. He and his husband, Mark, have two children.

1967 — Louisiana Supreme Court rules lesbian sex is illegal. The court rules that the state’s statutory ban on “unnatural carnal copulation” applies to women engaged in oral sex with other women.


The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw  many of the leading Rock acts of the time appeared, and the first major US appearances:  Otis ReddingJanis JoplinJimi HendrixSimon and GarfunkelCanned HeatThe Mamas and The PapasThe Grateful DeadEric Burdon and The AnimalsThe AssociationBooker T. and The MGsThe WhoJefferson AirplaneThe Byrds, David Crosby and Steve Miller. John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas would later write, “San Francisco” (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) about the festival, which became a big hit for Scott McKenzie later in the year.

06-16-1967 Jenny Shimizu – Born in San Jose, California. She is a Japanese American model and actress. She was one of the stars of Firefox, along with Angelina Jolie. She modeled for 

Jenny Shimizu

Calvin Klein’s CK1 fragrance and fashions. She later was featured in the Banana Republic “American Beauty” campaign. She had an intimate relationship with Madonna, claiming that Madonna would fly her to destinations across the globe for sexual liaisons. She also had a romantic relationship with Angelina Jolie, as Jolie has confirmed. “I fell in love with her the first second I saw her,” Jolie stated regarding her relationship with Shimizu. In 2012, Shimizu met Michelle Harper (b. 1978 in Columbia) at a party. They married in August 2014.

June 16, 1968

Santana, Steve Miller and Janis Joplin performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco with proceeds going towards keeping the Matrix Club in San Francisco open.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

June 16, 1970

The sponsors of the original Woodstock Festival announce that they lost more than $1.2 million on the actual concert. They would eventually profit from the sale of the Woodstock sound track and related memorabilia.

June 16, 1972

David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

June 16, 1973

Suzi Quatro had her first UK No.1 single with the Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman song ‘Can The Can’. 10CC were at No.2 with ‘Rubber Bullets’ and Fleetwood Mac at No.3 with ‘Albatross.’

Tom Lenk

06-16-1976 Tom Lenk – Born in Camarillo, California, He is an American stage and television actor best known for starring as Andrew Wells in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. Besides acting, Lenk is a singer and playwright. He has toured with the European cast of Grease and has written three plays. He is openly gay.


The film adaptation of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Oliva Newton-John, and Stockard Channing, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.


Donna Summer had the hottest song around with “Hot Stuff”.  Sister Sledge and “We Are Family” reached #2 with “Ring My Bell” from Anita Ward third.

Donna Summer‘s album Bad Girls hits #1 in the US.

Montreal’s first Gay/Lesbian pride week took place from June 16-23 and was chosen to celebrate Quebec’s first public gay demonstration in response to pre-Olympic anti-gay repression in June 1976.

La Brigade Rose, which organized the first Pride march, didn’t have a Rainbow Flag. So, Montréal activist John Banks sewed together two bedsheets, dyed them pink and cut them into a triangular flag, which he and Montréal drag legend “La Monroe” (a.k.a. Armand Monroe) carried at the head of the march. The march drew 52 attendees who marched from on Saint-Laurent Boulevard from Sherbrooke to Duluth. Montréal Pride is now the largest Pride celebration in the francophone world.

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

1981, Canada – Toronto Police raid two bathhouses, arresting twenty-one men on bawdyhouse charges. Raided were the Back Door Gym and Sauna and the International Steam Baths. 


The New York Times publishes its first front-page story on AIDS. Penned by veteran health reporter and physician Lawrence K. Altman, it was called “Rare Cancer Seen In 41 Homosexuals”


Cyndi Lauper held on to #1 with “Time After Time”.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.

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In San Antonio, Texas, the Southern Baptist Convention passes a resolution calling homosexuality “an abomination” and blaming AIDS on gay men.

Pink Floyd played a concert in West Berlin, Germany.  More than 2,000 East Berliners lined up at the wall to listen.


The first day of the UK three day Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Throwing Muses, Pixies, All About Eve, Hot House Flowers, The Waterboys, Suzanne Vega and Fairground Attraction. Tickets cost £28 ($48).

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

1990 –

Queer Nation holds a Take Back the Night march in New York, protesting hate crimes against gays. Over 1,000 people attended.

Blogger Nina Notes: Take Back the Night was a heterosexual women’s march against hate crimes against women, in particular rape. The events would result in increased stranger and domestic crime, similar to how sports events increase those crime stats.

06-16-1991 Joe McElderry – Born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, He is an English musician, singer/songwriter. His first single  reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and 

Joe McElderry

Irish Singles Charts. To date, he has released four top 20 albums – two reaching the UK top three. McElderry has sold over 2 million records worldwide. On July 30, 2010, he announced on his official website that he is gay. The gay charity Stonewall has listed McElderry as a gay role model He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).

1992: Just months after her Grammy nominated album, ingenue, is released, singer k.d. lang comes out in a cover story published in The Advocate, setting off a year of US. media reports on “lesbian chic.”

Kathryn Dawn “K.D.” Lang, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang won the American Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her 1989 album, Absolute Torch and Twang. On November 11, 2009, she entered into a domestic partnership with Jamie Price whom she had met in 2003. After separating on September 6, 2011, Lang filed for a dissolution of the partnership in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles, California, on December 30, 2011. In 2011, Lang was inducted to Q Hall of Fame Canada in recognition of the work she has done to further equality for all peoples around the world.


An estimated 100,000 people attended the two-day Tibetan Freedom Concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for performances by the Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Richie Havens, Rage Against The Machine, Sonic Youth, Fugees, De La Soul, and Yoko Ono. It was the largest U.S. benefit concert since Live Aid in 1985.


The American Film Institute (AFI) announced its list of the top 100 films in the first century of cinema history. “Citizen Kane” was #1, followed by “Casablanca,” “The Godfather,” “Gone With The Wind,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.”

1999 – The Southern Baptist Convention passed resolutions demanding the recall of openly gay James Hormel from his new post as Ambassador to Luxembourg and denouncing President Bill Clinton for issuing the nation’s first official proclamation of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. Ironically, as the hate-mongers convention meeting got underway in Atlanta, Georgia, 600 rainbow flags hung on the light posts for the city’s Pride celebration.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a 1992 federal music piracy law does not prohibit a palm-sized device that can download high-quality digital music files from the Internet and play them at home.

In Phoenix, Cher started her 122-date Believe Tour at the America West Arena.

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


The three surviving original members of the New York Dolls perform together for the first time since 1975 at the first of two shows at London Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are spearheaded by The Smiths‘ frontman, Morrissey, who was once the president of the Dolls’ UK fan club. The band continues to record and perform in various incarnations after the reunion.

2006 – The state of Hawaii agrees to pay $625,000 to three LGBT youth who’d been incarcerated in juvenile jails to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. “The ACLU won a ruling against the state in February, when a judge agreed that the facility was ‘in a state of chaos’ characterized by dangerous and pervasive harassment against LGBT youth. The judge found ‘a relentless campaign of harassment … that included threats of violence, physical and sexual assault, imposed social isolation, and near-constant use of homophobic slurs.’”

06-16-2007 Shelter – American film directed and written by Jonah Markowitz. First shown at the Frameline Film Festival on this date. It was the winner of “Outstanding Film – Limited Release” at the 2009 GLADD Media Awards. Release in the U.S. on March 21, 2008.


2008 – Del Martin  (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008) and Phyllis Lyons (born November 10, 1924) are the first same-sex couple to be legally married in California, after a landmark ruling making California the second state to allow same-sex marriage went into effect. In San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom, who helped launch the series of lawsuits that led the court to strike down California’s one-man-one-woman marriage laws, presided at the wedding of Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84. Newsom picked the couple for the only ceremony in City Hall that Monday evening in recognition of their long relationship and their status as pioneers of the gay rights movement. 

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2011: The United Nations Human Rights Council passes a declaration which for the first time condemns discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The declaration also commissions a study of anti-gay discrimination around the world.

Blogger Nina Notes: These are different concepts and there has been a failure to balance protected rights across vulnerable groups.


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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – June 16 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-june-16

Jun 16, 2017 — Allegations of a love affair between Gustav and Kurt Haijby led to the court paying 170,000 kronor under threat of blackmail by Haijby. This led …

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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