BCE to The Suffragettes
1732 – The Georgia Colony was established with English Law automatically established, including the buggery statute. Officials of the colony would later re-affirm their acceptance of the statute
1909 – Errol Leslie Flynn (June 20,1909 – October 14, 1959) is born. He was an Australian-born American actor who achieved fame in Hollywood after 1935. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia De Havilland. He became an American citizen in 1942. Known as one of the greatest of Hollywood womanizers, it was a surprise when biographers revealed that he also slept with men. They include Truman Capote and Howard Hughes.
1917 – Donald Vining (June 20, 1917 – January 24, 1998), was a diarist. At best, Vining had minor success as a playwright and short story writer. His importance rests in the five volumes of his published diary, appearing between 1979 and 1993. In his review of the first volume of the diary in Body Politic, John D’Emilio said that “A Gay Diary is, unquestionably, the richest historical document of gay male life in the United States that I have ever encountered…. It chronicles a whole life in which homosexuality is but one part and an ever-changing part at that…. It illuminates a critical period in gay male American history.” D’Emilio discusses the earlier years of the diary at some length in his Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority. Many of Vining’s original diaries for the 1932–1958 period are now at Yale University. There is a substantial archive of Vining’s playscripts, correspondence, and related material in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library of the New York Public Library. He died in New York City on January 24, 1998 at the age of 80, and is buried alongside Richmond Purinton at Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
1923 – Fred G. Thompson was arrested and tried for the murder of Richard Tesmer. Thompson had posed as Mrs. Frances Carrick for the previous 14 years. Thompson/Carrick was found not guilty. The judge ruled that Frank Carrick, husband of Fred/Frances, did not have to testify due to spousal immunity. The jury acquitted her after two hours. Fred G. Thompson was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age thirteen, his father kicked him out, and he went to Chicago, started living as female and took a job as a chambermaid. Later Frances used her high soprano voice and became a singer in a cabaret. In 1912 Frances married Frank Carrick, a chauffeur, in Crown Point, Indiana. The two of them were arrested on suspicion that there was something amiss in their relationship, but they were able to produce a valid marriage license and so were let go.
06-20-1929 – 09-12-2017 Edie Windsor – Born in the poor part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three children. Her parents were immigrants
from Russia. She shared a 44-year relationship with Thea Spyer. They were married in 2009 in Toronto, Canada. Thea Spyer died of multiple sclerosis. After Thea died, Edie filed a lawsuit against the federal government for refusing to recognize their marriage. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of DOMA. She won her case on June 26, 2013, when the Supreme Court overturned DOMA as being unconstitutional. She was represented by lawyer Roberta Kapland. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement premiered in
2009, four months after Spyer passed away, at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival. Well worth seeing. On September 26, 2016, Windsor married Judith Kasen at New York City Hall. At the time of the wedding, Windsor was 87 and Kasen was 51. Karen is a longtime community activist and a vice president at Wells Fargo Advisors. The couple lived in New York’s Greenwich Village. Edie Windsor died on September 12, 2017.
W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the “Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1940 – John Mahoney (June 20, 1940) is a British–American actor born on this day in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, Mahoney started his career on the stage in 1977 as the body double for Steve McQueen and moved into film in 1980. He played Martin Crane in the American sitcom Frasier on NBC from 1993 to 2004. He has also worked as a voice actor, and performed on Broadway and in Chicago theatre. He is best known for his role as the retired police officer father of Kelsey Grammer’s character, Dr. Frasier Crane, in the popular American TV series “Frasier.” Along with David Hyde Pierce, Mahoney is godfather to Frasier co-star Jane Leeves‘ son, Finn. Mahoney has scarcely talked about his private life, but in a 2002 article he revealed he has been in several relationships, although he has never married. Mahoney lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
Lesbian pop culture fave
Anne Murray is born Morna Anne Murray in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1952 – Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s writer, biographer and memoirist Vikram Seth (June 20, 1952) is born. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. Seth’s collections of poetry such as Mappings and Beastly Tales are notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry canon. One of the most celebrated writers of his generation, Seth has expressly acknowledged his ten-year relationship with his former partner Philippe Honore.
1955 – Everette Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009) was born on this day. He was an American author and openly gay. He was best known for his depictions of African-American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He authored ten consecutive books that reached The New York Times Best Seller list, making him among the most successful African-American or gay authors of his era. His best-selling novels explored the lives of black men in gay relationships. Harris was born in Michigan and worked as a computer salesman before taking up writing. He self-published his first book, “Invisible Life,” in 1991. After struggling with his sexuality, he became one of the pioneers of gay black fiction. He died of heart disease in Los Angeles.
6-20-1955 – 07-23-2009 E. Lynn Harris – Born in Flint, Michigan. Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African-American
men who were on the down-low and closeted. He wrote ten consecutive books that reached The New York Times Best Seller list, making him among the most successful African-American or gay authors of his era. He died of heart disease on July 23, 2009, while in Los Angeles for a business meeting.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1966 – A four-part series on Chicago’s homosexuals began in the Chicago Daily News. It presented gays as deviants and transvestites.
June 20, 1969
David Bowie recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at Trident Studios London. a song he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The tune will top the UK chart in November, 1975 and reach #15 in America. The track went on to become a UK No.1 when re-released in 1975. Written about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.
The first of a three day Festival in Newport, California, featuring: Ike And Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Byrds, The Rascals, Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Eric Burdon and Love. A three day ticket cost $15 (£8.80). Hendrix received $125,000 for his appearance, at the time it was the highest fee ever paid to a rock act for a single appearance.
06-20-1969 Peter Paige – Born in West Hartford, Connecticut. He is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. Best known
for his role as Emmett Honeycutt in Queer As Folk (American version). His television credits include Will & Grace, Time of Your Life, Girlfriends, Grey’s Anatomy, The Closer, and Without a Trace. He is married to Richard Young.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
June 20, 1973
The 20th anniversary show of American Bandstand: Neil Diamond appeared along with Little Richard, Cheech And Chong, Paul Revere And The Raiders and Three Dog Night.
1974 – The Lesbian Herstory Archives is founded. Lesbian members of the Gay Academic Union who had organized a group to discuss sexism within that organization. Co-founders Joan Nestle, Deborah Edel, Sahli Cavallo, Pamela Oline, and Julia Stanley wanted to ensure that the stories of the lesbian community were protected for future generations. The LHA is a New York City-based archive, community center, and museum dedicated to preserving lesbian history, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Archives contain the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.[
John Travolta makes his film debut as a Satanist in the horror flick The Devil’s Rain, starring William Shatner. Just two years later, Travolta struts his stuff in Saturday Night Fever.
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.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980: 1980 – The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence make their debut in San Francisco’s annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI), also called Order of Perpetual Indulgence (OPI) is a charity, protest, and street performance organization that uses drag and religious imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance and satirizes issues of gender and morality. At their inception in 1979, a small group of gay men in San Francisco began wearing the attire of nuns in visible situations using high camp to draw attention to social conflicts and problems in the Castro District. In San Francisco alone where they continue to be the most active, between 1979 and 2007 the Sisters are credited with raising over $1 million for various causes, or almost $40,000 on average per year. Over the years the Sisters have named as saints hundreds of people who have helped on various projects behind the scenes organizing, coordinating actions or projects, performing at events as an artist or emcee or even serving the greater LGBT community. Rarely but sometimes they canonize community heroes who have recently died. It is customary for the Sisters to award sainthood with the addition of an elaborate “saint name”.
Can’t Stop the Music – a sanitized film “biography” of the Village People, directed by Nancy Walker, opens nationwide. The Advocate calls it “thunderingly bad,” while The New York Times dismisses it as “mostly dead air … no spontaneity, no variety.” It includes the now infamous line, delivered by Valerie Perrine—”The 70s are dead and gone. The 80s are going to be something wonderfully new and different, and so am I.” It goes on to inspire John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE) Awards.
1981, Canada – In Montreal the third annual Gay Pride Week (called “Gai-e lon la”) draws nearly fifteen thousand lesbians and gay men. It coincides with La fête nationale.
Elton John, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, George Michael and Dire Straits appeared at the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala in London.
usa charts at #4 Whitney Houston was about to have her fourth straight #1 with “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” while Kim Wilde’s remake of the Supremes’ classic “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” tumbled to #8,
1988 – Tucson Mayor Thomas J. Volgy declares Lesbian/Gay Pride Week. He was the first mayor in the southwest to publically issue such a proclamation.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1990 – President Bush declines an invitation to attend the 6th International Conference on AIDS and instead sponsors a fundraising event for homophobe hate-monger Jesse Helms.
George Jones and Tammy Wynette, who divorced in 1975 after six years of marriage, release an album together called One and also go on tour.
Receiving royal assent on June 20, 1996, the federal government passed Bill C-33, adding “sexual orientation” to the Canadian Human Rights Act which covers federally-regulated activities. Parliament enacted Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, to include sexual orientation among the Act’s prohibited grounds of discrimination.
Bill C-33 had the effect of codifying the law as stated in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s Haig (1992) decision and since practised by the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
1998 – 50,000 people demonstrate in Paris to demand the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
An Israeli tourist was arrested in Egypt, on charges of homosexuality. is held for 15 days in an Egyptian jail.
Learn more in “Handbook of International Law.”
in pop culture
Lipton pulls ads featuring the Dixie Chicks during the Shut Up and Sing controversy of women having opinions and expressing them.
The BBC announced that they were canceling the music program Top of the Pops, which had aired since 1964.
Billy Preston‘s funeral is held at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Among the mourners are Little Richard, Andrae Crouch, Della Reese, The Temptations‘ Ali-Ollie Woodson and Joe Cocker, who sings his Preston-penned hit “You Are So Beautiful.”
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
06-20-2010 The Real L Word – An American reality television series aired on the cable station Showtime. The first two seasons followed a group of lesbians in their daily lives in Los Angeles, and as of the third season, Brooklyn, New York. The third season premiered on Showtime on July 12, 2012.
2011: Dane County Judge Dan Moeser rules that Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry, which offers limited benefits to registered partners, does not violate the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. He finds that the state “does not recognise domestic partnership in a way that even remotely resembles how the state recognises marriage.”
2013 – Exodus International, a group that claims it could cure same-sex attraction through prayer and therapy, announces it will close its doors after more than three decades. The organization’s leader, John Paulk, who admitted to his own “ongoing same-sex attractions,” apologizes to gays, saying, “I am sorry that some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt you felt when your attractions didn’t change.”
Since 2013, Canada has had a 5-year deferral period for MSM donors – meaning they were unable to donate blood if they have had sexual relationships with men during the past five years. On June 20, 2016 Health Canada approved a request from the two blood agencies, Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec to reduce this period to one year.
The ban remains in place for MSM who are sexually active.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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:
Books: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
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
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.