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LGBTQ2 Her/His Story June 17

BCE to The Suffragettes

06-17-1880 – 12-21-1964 Carl Van Vechten – Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor 

Carl Van Vechten

of Gertrude Stein. He was the first American critic of modern dance. At that time, Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, and Loie Fuller were performing in New York. Although he was married, he was gay and his home in New York City was the scene of many sensational soirees throughout the 20s and 30s, attended by the likes of George Gershwin, Bessie Smith, and Paul Robeson. During the 1920s he became one of the most visible non-black figures in the Harlem Renaissance writing essays praising the movement. He befriended many of the era’s most gifted artists, including Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen.


The dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

Unboxing the Statue of Liberty, 1885 – Rare Historical Photos

06-17-1900 – 04-03-2000 Evelyn Irons – Born in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. She 

was a Scottish journalist and the first female war correspondent to be decorated with the French military medal, Croix de Guerre. She had a brief affair with Vita Sackville-West and the two remained lifelong friends. In 1932, Irons met fellow journalist Joy McSweeney. They were together until McSweeney’s death in 1978. In 1935, Irons won the Royal Humane Society’s Gold Medal “for the bravest deed” of 1935. She “rescued a woman from drowning under very courageous circumstances at Tresaith Beach, Cardiganshire.” It was the first time the medal had been awarded to a woman. Irons died in Brewster, New York at the age of 99, two months short of her 100th birthday.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

06-17-1943 Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus) – Born in Brooklyn, New York, He is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for his recordings of MandyCan’t Smile Without You, and Copacabana (At the Copa). In 1978, 

Barry Manilow

five of his albums were on the best-seller charts simultaneously, a feat equaled only to Herb Albert, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Mathis. On April 17, 2015, in a Huffington Post article, Suzanne Somers opened up about Barry Manilow’s gay marriage to longtime manager and partner Garry Kief. “They’re married,” Somers said, “and really happy, and I was there when it was announced.” They have been together for 30+ years. Citing unnamed sources, People magazine reported that Manilow and Kief had married in a private ceremony at the star’s Palm Springs home in 2014. Although they apparently did not sign any paperwork, according to People, both men wear wedding bands and “are committed to one another and have been for a very long time.” Manilow officially came out as gay in April 2017. He and his husband married in 2014 after same-sex marriage became legal in California.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

06-17-1957 Phyllida Lloyd – Born in Bristol, England. She is a British director, best known for her work in theatre and as the director of Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady. Oxford University 

Phyllida Lloyd

named her the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre in 2006, the same year she was awarded an honorary degree by Bristol University. She was named one of the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain by The Independent newspaper in 2008 and 2010. Lloyd was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.

June 17, 1959

Liberace wins his libel case against the Daily Mirror at the High Court in London, and says afterwards “I cried all the way to the bank.” The paper published an article claiming the pianist was homosexual. Which, He was.

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


In New York’s Central Park, Barbra Streisand sang for 135,000 fans at a free concert that was recorded and later released as a CBS-TV special and a soundtrack album called “A Happening In Central Park.”

Liberty Records runs an ad in the British music magazine New Musical Express that reads: “Liberty wants talent. Artists/composers/singers/musicians to form a new group.” Among the thousands of applicants are lyricist Bernie Taupin and musician Elton John. The label teams them up, resulting in one of the greatest songwriting duos in rock history.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971: E. M. Forster-famous for such novels as MauriceHoward’s EndA Passage to India, and A Room with a View-dies at the age of ninety-one in Coventry, England.

June 17, 1973

Dolly Parton recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ in RCA’s Studio “B” in Nashville. Written for her one-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner, (the two were splitting professionally at the time). Dolly Parton would not agree to the Col and Elvis Presley songwriter percent and recorded the song used in the Parton/Burt Reynold’s Best Little Whorehouse in Texas movie. Whitney Houston would have a #1 with it as well.


After Jimmy Helms pulled out of a gig at Shoreditch College, the members of the social committee decided to call upon famous local, Elton John who lived up the road and ask if he would perform. Elton did the gig for two bottles of wine.

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

1985: A New Orleans man, Johnny Greene, writes an article for People magazine about his personal struggle with AIDS-Related Complex, and is rewarded for his honesty by being immediately dismissed from the Louisiana construction firm that employs him. People later hires him as a consulting correspondent.

Steven Davies

06-17-1986 Steven Davies – Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. He is an English cricketer, a wicket-keeper-batsman who currently plays for Surrey. Davies is openly gay, coming out publicly on February 2, 2011, in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. He had come out to his family five years earlier and was also already out to his teammates. He became the first international cricketer to come out as gay.

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

1990: Twelve Marines shouting “Kill the fags!” attack and beat three gay men outside a Washington, D.C., gay bar, leaving two of the men unconscious on the sidewalk. Two of the soldiers are later “disciplined” with fines of $400 each and a thirty-day restriction to barracks.

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


Same-sex couples begin marrying in California. Between this date and over 18,000 same-sex couples married in the state before Prop 8 ended all of the marriages while the same ballot gave more space to battery chickens.

That the Mormon Church of Utah provided funding against marriage equality, the lack of inter-state interference was never investigated as religion interfered with government rights of citizens.

Katy Perry‘s major-label debut album, One of the Boys, is released, featuring the hit single “I Kissed a Girl.” It’s not her first album: In 2001 she released a gospel album under her real name, Katy Hudson.

George Michael began his North American tour at the San Diego Sports Arena in California.


President Obama signs a referendum allowing the same-sex partners of federal employees to receive benefits, though they are not allowed full health coverage.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

06-17-2014 On this day the U.S. Senate made history with its vote to confirm Darrin Gayles to the U.S. district Court for the Southern District of Florida. Gayles, who was confirmed 98-0, is the first openly gay African-American man to be confirmed to the federal bench. Also confirmed on this day was Staci Yandle to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, by a vote of 52-44. She is the first African-American lesbian federal judge in two decades and the second one in the nation’s history.


singer Sam Smith releases his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, in the US.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-june-17

Jun 17, 2017 — 1977 – Vice President Walter Mondale angrily leaves a San Francisco Democratic fund raising event when his speech on human rights in South …

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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