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BCE to The Suffragettes

431, Rome – Paulinus of Nola  (354 – June 22, ad 431) or Pontius Meropius Anicius Paulinus dies on this date. He was a Roman Senator who converted to a severe monasticism in 394. Paulinus was from a notable senatorial family with possessions in Aquitaine, northern Spain, and southern Italy. He was educated in Bordeaux where his teacher, the poet Ausonius, also became his very special friend. Letters from Paulinus to Ausonius have led to speculation that they had a homosexual relationship. He was a patron of the arts and eventually became Bishop of Nola. He helped to resolve the disputed election of Pope Boniface I, and was canonized as a saint.


In Paris, France, 32 year old Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician and musical instrument designer, patents the saxophone. Sax continued to make instruments throughout his life, however, rival instrument makers challenged the legitimacy of his patents and initiated a campaign of litigation against him and his company, driving him into bankruptcy twice, in 1856 and 1873. › … › Nightlife › Bars › Gay Bars

These are some gay bars with a large number of reviews near Rue Adolphe Sax, 34, 5500 Dinant, Belgium: Sweet Bar (1 reviews); Relax Café (0 reviews).

Saxophone History from a couple of different perspectives › … › Saxophone Info

Saxophone History: Adolphe Sax in his saxophone workshop … while the new genius saw the world gay in rapture of a new style of music, singing, dancing, …

1910, UK – Peter Pears (June 22, 1910 – April 3, 1986) is born. He was a classical singer and devoted partner of Benjamin Britten. Pears died in Aldeburgh at the age of 75. He was buried beside Britten in the churchyard of the parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Aldeburgh.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

06-22-1947 – 02-24-2006 Octavia E. Butler – Born in Pasadena, California. She was an American science fiction 

writer. She was a recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship, nicknamed the “Genius Grant.” She is best known for her novel Kindred. Butler was a pioneering figure in the white, male-dominated field of American science fiction. A reclusive lesbian, she lived a fairly anonymous and solitary life in Seattle. At the age of 58, Butler fell and struck her head on the cobbled walkway outside her home. She died at the scene.

06-22-1949 Meryl Streep – Born in Summit, New Jersey. She is an American actress and philanthropist. Nominated for 20 Academy 

Awards, Streep has more nominations than any other actor. She has supported the LGBT community for over four decades. Accepting her Golden Glove in 2004, she spoke out in favor of same-sex marriage. On February 11, 2017, HRC (Human Rights Campaign), the largest LGBT civil rights organization, presented her with the Ally for Equality Award, which recognizes “outstanding efforts of those who use their voice and publicly stand up for the LGBTQ community.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

06-22-1953 Cyndi Lauper – Born in Queens, New York. She is an American musician, songwriter, producer, actress, and LGBT straight ally. Her sister, Ellen, is an out lesbian and Cyndi considers her to be a role model. As a big supporter of LGBT rights, she was honored by 

PFLAGG for her support of gay families after appearing with her Lesbian sister in a PFLAGG sponsored campaign in 2005. In 2012 Lauper started the Forty to None Project after learning that 40% of homeless American youth are LGBT. She set up the True Colors Resident in New York City for LGBT homeless youths. The 40-bed facility offers temporary shelter and job placement help. Lauper’s song Time After Time has been covered by over 100 artists and was ranked at #22 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 years and #19 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s. Her song True Colors is recognized by many as an LGBT

 anthem. Lauper composed music for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots with Harvey Fierstein. The musical was based on the 2006 independent film Kinky Boots. It opened in Chicago in 2012 and on Broadway in 2013. The musical led the 2013 Tony Awards with 13 nominations and six wins including Best Musical and Best Actor. Lauper won the award for Best Original Score. She was the first woman to win solo in this category.

Blogger Nina Notes: the 1980s Lauper vs Madonna for teen girls, Lauper lost owing to being older than Madonna and relaunching wrestling back into the mainstream

June 22, 1956

Elvis Presley started a three-day run playing 10 shows at the Paramount Theater  in Atlanta, Georgia. The stage manager was told; “Pull all white lights. Presley works all in color, Presley act has no encore. When he leaves the stage, immediately close curtains.”

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

06-22-1961   Jimmy (James) Somerville – Born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Scottish pop singer and songwriter. In the 1980s, he was with the

 pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, and also had a solo career. His song Smalltown Boy contains political commentary on gay-related issues, as did many of his songs. He also had an acting career, appearing in Sally Potter’s 1992 film of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, in Isaac Julien’s 1989 Looking for Langston, and in an episode of the cult science fiction television series Lexx. In February 2021, Somerville teamed up with producer Sally Herbert to record “Everything Must Change” by Bernard Ighner as a charity record for End Youth Homelessness.


Lesley Gore remained at #1 on the R&B chart with “It’s My Party”.

Kevin Aviance

06-22-1968 Kevin Aviance (birth name Eric Snead) – Born in Richmond, Virginia. He is an American female impressionist, Club/Dance musician, and fashion designer and nightclub personality in New York City’s gay scene. He has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He was the victim of a hate crime in 2006 in New York. He was beaten and robbed by a group of men who yelled anti-gay slurs at him. Four assailants were arrested and pled guilty.

Blogger Nina Notes: Drag is women bashing. Gay Men do not differ from men.

1969: Gay icon Judy Garland dies of an overdose at the age of 47. Four days later, on June 26, 1969, her remains are taken (by her fifth husband, Mickey Deans) to New York City, where an estimated 20,000 people lined up for hours at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan to pay their respects. Apocrophal stories claim that it was grief over Garland’s death that spurred the riots that took place at New York’s Stonewall Inn the following night, but these rumors are unfounded and were spread by mainstream media at the time as a speculative justification of why homosexuals in the city would riot.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1977 – In San Francisco, Robert Hillsborough (March 10, 1944-June 22, 1977), 33, and his friend Jerry Taylor, 27, left a disco and stopped for a burger on the way home. In the parking lot, they were attacked by four young men. Taylor managed to escape to phone 911 but Hillsborough was stabbed 15 times by 19 year-old John Cordova who yelled “Faggot! Faggot!” Witnesses also reported that Cordova yelled, “This one’s for Anita!”  Cordova was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to ten years in prison. Three other young men were also held – Thomas J. Spooner (21), Michael Chavez (20) and a 16-year-old boy whose name was not released by officials. Both Mayor Mascone and Hillsborough’s mother blamed Anita Bryant and Sen. John Briggs for Hillsborough’s death. The parents of Robert Hillsborough filed a $5 million lawsuit accusing Anita Bryant of conducting a hate campaign against homosexuals.  Hillsborough’s parents claimed and rightfully so that Miss Bryant’s public comments constituted “a campaign of hate, bigotry, ignorance, fear, intimidation and prejudice” against their son and other homosexuals. This, they said, amounted to a conspiracy to deprive Hillsborough of his civil rights. U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Weigel dismissed the case saying that he lacked jurisdiction because Miss Bryant lives in Florida. 

1978 – Jai Rodriguez (22, 1979) is born. He is an American TV personality and best known as the culture guide on the Emmy-winning TV show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.”

06-22-1979 Jai Rodriguez – Born in Brentwood, New York. He is an American actor and musician best known as the culture guide on the Bravo 

Jai Rodriguez

network’s Emmy-winning American reality television program Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. He has also co-authored a book with the other Queer Eye hosts. He starred as Geoffrey, in the ABC sitcom Malibu Country from 2012 to 2013.

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

1982: Singer Johnny Mathis officially comes out in an interview in Us magazine. “Homosexuality is a way of life that I’ve grown accustomed to,” he tells the magazine. “What’s the big deal about my sexuality? … And what does it have to do with the art of making beautiful music?”

. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has sold well over 100 million records worldwide, according to Guinness Book of British Hit Singles writer and charts music historian Paul Gambaccini and other sources.

1985, New Zealand – Heterosexuals Unafraid of Gays (HUG) was founded on this date in Wellington.

1988 – Technical Sergeant Leonard P. Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988)died on this day. He was a Vietnam War veteran, race relations instructor, and recipient of the Purple Heartand the Bronze Star. He was one of the earliest service members to challenge the U.S. military’s exclusion of homosexuals. On June 22, 1988, less than a month before his 45th birthday, Matlovich died in Los Angeles of complications from HIV/AIDSbeneath a large photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. His tombstone, meant to be a memorial to all gay veterans, does not bear his name. It reads, “When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.” Matlovich’s tombstone at Cemetery in Washington, D.C. is in the same row as that of (not-so-closeted) FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover(January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972). 

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

1990: The Empire State Building is lit up in lavender lights for three days in honor of Gay Pride Week.

1998 – British Columbia passes legislation granting same-sex couples access to pension benefit rights equal to those to which straight married couples are entitled.

Egan v. Canada – SCC Cases

Egan v Canada – Wikipedia › wiki › Egan_v_Canada

Egan v Canada, [1995] 2 SCR 513 was one of a trilogy of equality rights cases published by a … Full case name, James Egan and John Norris Nesbit v.

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


Clay Aiken, runner-up in the 2003 US American Idol went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Is The Night.’ Luther Vandross was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Dance With My Father’.

2005 –  Homophobe Jerry Falwell adds his voice to an anti-gay movement to punish Kraft Foods for its sponsorship of the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago. Kraft contributed $25,000 to Gay Games VII.

2007, Jerusalem – Participants in the Jerusalem Pride Parade encounter hundreds of Haredi, Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox sect, who arrived with eggs and bags of human excrement to hurl. Just prior to the parade, police arrested a 32-year old man carrying a bomb which he said he’d planned to detonate near the parade. Two hundred hate-mongering Haredi were arrested by the 7000 police officers brought in from all over Israel to protect the marchers who numbered only 1000.

2008, Egypt – The first Egyptian film to portray gay life premiers, called “All My Life” by Maher Sabry. Sabry (April 11, 1967) is an Egyptian theater director, playwright, film director, producer and screenwriter, poet, writer and cartoonist. A gay activist, he was the first director to portray gay and lesbian love in lyrical and sympathetic manner on Egyptian stage. As a gay activist Maher Sabry pioneered with others gay forums for Egyptian LGBT on the internet, using the pseudonym “Horus.” In 2003, he appeared in a documentary by John Scagliotti entitled Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World. The documentary focusses on the Cairo 52 case and features Maher Sabry interview, in addition to various insights from activists from Brazil, Honduras, Namibia, Uganda, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Fiji and the Philippines

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011, Nepal – Sunil Babu Pant (born 1972) is Nepal’s only openly gay member of Parliament. As well as an activist and former politician who was the first openly gay federal level legislator in Asia, Pant creates the Blue Diamond Society, a shelter for battered LGBT people from surrounding countries.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – June 22 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-june-22

Jun 22, 2017 — 1961, Scotland – Jimmy Somerville (June 22, 1961) is born on this day. He is the lead singer of Bronski Beat. The group’s biggest hit “Small …

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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