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BCE to The Suffragettes

1730, Amsterdam – Five men who had been found guilty of sodomy two days earlier are executed. Pietr Marteyn, Janes Sohn, and Johannes Keep are strangled and burned. Maurits van Eeden and Cornelis Boes are droned in a barrel of water.

06-24-1883 – 02-20-1942   Eleanora “Nora” Houston – Born in Richmond, Virginia. She was an American painter, women’s rights advocate, and suffragist. She began to study art under Richmond artist Lillie Logan at the 

age of 10. It was there that she met her “very intimate friend” and lesbian life partner Adele Goodman Clark. Houston and Clark joined the Art Club of Richmond as teenagers. Houston went on to study art in New York and Paris. In 1909, Houston and Clark began teaching at the Art Club of Richmond and opened their own studio. Both women worked with the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia to get the right to vote for women. They also worked to improve race relations in Virginia and encouraged black women to vote and helped them to register. In the 1920 election, Houston and Clark drove black women to the polls to vote. In the late 1930s, the women and others established the Craig House in Richmond as a place for African American artists to create and exhibit their work. Houston’s work is in the permanent collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as well as other museums.

1900 – 12-18-1993 (DOB unknown) Betty Carstairs (Marion Barbara “Joe” Carstairs) – Born in Mayfair, London, England. She was a wealthy 

British power boat racer known for her speed and her eccentric lifestyle. She usually dressed as a man, had tattooed arms, and loved machines, adventure, and speed. Openly lesbian, she had numerous affairs with women, including Oscar Wilde’s niece, Dolly Wilde, Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, and Marlene Dietrich. During WWI she served in France with the American Red Cross, driving ambulances. In 1925 she inherited a fortune through her mother and grandmother from Standard Oil. She died in Naples, Florida in 1993.

06-24-1906 – 01-02-1971   Willard Maas – Born in Lindsay, California. He was an American experimental filmmaker and poet. Maas graduated from State Teachers College at San Jose and in the 1930s moved to New 

York where he continued his education at Long Island College and Columbia University. His wife was filmmaker Marie Menken. The couple was known for their experimental films and for their salons, which brought together artists, writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals, including Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger, and Edward Albee. Mass had extramarital gay affairs, but Menken apparently did not resent them; their shouting matches were instead a kind of “exercise.” According to Andy Warhol, “Willard and Marie were the last of the great bohemians. They wrote and filmed and drank—their friends called them ‘scholarly drunks’—and were involved with all the modern poets.” It is thought by filmmaker Kenneth Anger that Maas and Menken may have been the inspiration for the characters of George and Martha in Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Maas died four days after his wife.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

Mariana Romo-Carmona

1952 (DOB unknown) – Mariana Romo-Carmona – Born in Chile, emigrated to the U.S. with parents at the age of 14. She produced the first 

lesbian and gay bilingual radio program. She is also the author of several books, including Speaking Like an Immigrant: A Collection.

Helen Zia

1952 (DOB unknown) – Helen Zia  – She is a Chinese-American journalist; covers Asian communities. She is a former Executive Editor of Ms. magazine. Zia

 was profiled in Bill Moyers’ PBD documentary, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience. In 2008 she married Lia Shigemura in San Francisco.

Patria Jimenez

1957 (DOB unknown) – Patria Jimenez – She is a Mexican politician and head of E! Closet de Sor Juana (Sister Juana’s Closet)

First openly gay member of Mexico’s  legislature in the country’s history – the first in any legislature in Latin America. She is a major Latin American voice for LGBT rights and civil rights for all.

June 24, 1958

Nina Simone releases her debut album, Little Girl Blue.

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

06-24-1963 – 08-27-1983 Robert “Bobby” Griffith – Born in Alameda County, California. Griffith was gay and faced pressure from his mother, Mary, a devout Presbyterian who believed her son’s orientation was sinful and that he would go to hell. Bobby committed suicide in 1983 by jumping off a highway overpass. After his death, his mother reexamined her religious beliefs and her thoughts about homosexuality. She became one of the nation’s most outspoken advocates for gay youths and their families. Mary has appeared on 20/20 and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 1995, Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son by Leroy F. Aarons, a gay journalist, was published and in 2009 the film, starring Sigourney Weaver was released. The book contains extensive writings from Bobby’s diary, where he wrote of his fears and hopes, joy and self-loathing, convictions and confusion. A quote from his diary: “I can feel God’s eyes looking down on me with pity. He can’t help me though, because I’ve chosen sin over righteousness.”

Since 1990, the Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarships have been awarded to Contra Costa County high school graduates who contribute to the community by improving the environment for LGBTQ youth  –

06-24-1964   Rev. Paul Raushenbush – Place of birth unknown. He is an ordained Baptist minister. He comes from an interfaith family 

background and is passionate about social justice. Currently, he serves as Senior Vice President and editor of Voices at Auburn Seminary. His husband is the American author Brad Gooch. They have two children.


Janis Joplin performed for the first time as lead singer for Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California.


Written and produced by Sonny Bono, the romantic  drama Chastity casts Cher, in her first solo film role, as a hippie runaway who tries to overcome her troubled past. The movie bombs and turns Cher off from acting in films for the next decade.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The Vatican issues a statement reaffirming its stance that homosexual unions are a “moral aberration that cannot be approved by human conscience.”

1970 – Police in New York City arrest Gay Activists Alliance members Tom Doerr, Arthur Evans, Jim Owles, Phil Raia, and Marty Robinson for staging a sit-in at the headquarters of the Republican State Committee. The men, who wanted to present their demands for “fair employment” practices to New York State Governor Nelson Rockefeller, become known as the Rockefeller Five.

1970  – Myra Breckinridge, starring Mae West and Raquel Welch, debuts. Myra Breckinridge is a 1970 American comedy film based on Gore Vidal‘s 1968 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Michael Sarne, and featured Raquel Welch in the title role. It also starred John Huston as Buck Loner, Mae West as Leticia Van Allen, Farrah FawcettRex Reed, Roger Herren, and Roger C. CarmelTom Selleck made his film debut in a small role as one of Leticia’s “studs”. Theadora Van Runkle was costume designer for the film, though Edith Headdesigned West’s costumes. Like the novel, the picture follows the exploits of Myron Breckinridge, a gay man who has a sex change and becomes Myra Breckinridge. She goes to Hollywood to turn it inside out. The picture was controversial for its sexual explicitness (including acts like pegging), but unlike the novel, Myra Breckinridge received little to no critical praise and has been cited as one of the worst films ever made

1971 – The Gay Activists Alliance hold a candlelight march to City Hall in New York to support a bill that would have added sexual orientation to New York City’s Human Rights Law.

June 24, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Guildford City Hall, England, on his Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1973 – In the final day of New Orleans Pride Weekend, the UpStairs Lounge, a gay bar located on the second floor of the three-story building at 141 Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New OrleansLouisiana, was arsoned. Thirty-two people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation. The official cause is still listed as “undetermined origin”. The most likely suspect, a gay man who had been thrown out of the bar earlier in the day, was never charged, and he took his own life in November 1974. Until the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, it was the deadliest known attack on a gay club in U.S. history.

1976, Canada – Gay activist Stuart Russell, along with four others, are fired from the Olympic organizing committee in Montreal for political activity and sexual orientation.

1978, Australia – Two thousand people march for gay rights in Sydney. People revoke their permission to march, people were arrested and outed in the newspapers. This event is the beginning of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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

1980, Canada – In Vancouver the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE), one of Canada’s oldest and most active gay rights organizations, announces dissolution.

1984, The Netherlands – Herman Verbeek of The Netherlands, the first openly gay member of the European Parliament, takes office.

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

1990 – Activists associated with Queer Nation distribute a manifesto emblazoned with the words “Queers Read This” at New York City’s annual Pride Celebration march. Headlined “I Hate Straights” and signed “Anonymous Queers,” the broadsheet is a harbinger of revitalized militancy among lesbian and gay activists.

1994, Philippines – The first Gay Pride march in Asia is celebrated in the Philippines. 

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

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

06-24-2011 New York becomes the 6th state (+ Washington DC) to legalize gay marriage.

2012 named Olivia Newton-John’s 1982 hit, ‘Physical’ as The Sexiest Song Of All Time. 

Blogger Nina Notes: it is a heterosexual women song yet, she turned fat men into buff gay men in the music video.

June 24, 2016 – Today President Obama designated the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country’s first national monument to LGBT rights. Obama said, “I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country– 

Stonewall 1

the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us, that we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.” The White House said the monument would encompass Christopher Park, the Stonewall Inn and the surrounding streets and sidewalks that were the sites of the 1969 Stonewall uprising.

06-24-2016 Erin O’Flaherty becomes Miss Missouri. She is the first openly gay woman to win a state pageant and will be competing in the Miss America Contest. “I’m excited to represent the LGBT community,” she said on Good Morning America. Her 

Erin O'Flaherty

platform is suicide prevention, in which she’ll be promoting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and working closely with The Trevor Project, which is the nation’s leading crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LGBT youth. “My message to all young people out there who have a dream but maybe a little scared is that no matter what obstacles are in your way,” she explained, “it does get better.”


Watch Madonna and her son cover Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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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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