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BCE to The Suffragettes

07-02-1869 – 12-16-1950 Liane de Pougy (born Anne Marie Chassaigne) – Born in La Flèche, Sarthe, 

France. She was a Folies Bergère dancer, novelist, and one of Paris’s most beautiful and notorious courtesans. She married at the age of 16 because she was pregnant. Her husband, a naval officer, was abusive. She left him and her son and went to Paris where she supported herself with acting and prostitution. It later became known that she was a heavy user of both cocaine and opium. The Countess Valtesse de la Bigne taught her how to be a courtesan. Her lesbian affair with writer Natalie Clifford Barney is recorded in her novel, Idylle Saphique, published around 1901. The two were said to have had deep feelings for each other for the remainder of their lives.

1899 – Actor Charles Laughton is born in Scaborough, England. Laughton (July 1, 1899 – December 15, 1962) was an English stage and film character actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Not blessed with matinee idol looks, Laughton built a brilliant career as a character actor and still earned his fair share of male lovers. His wife Elsa Lanchester (October 28, 1902 – December 26, 1986) was a British-born American actress with a long career in theatre, film and television. Elsa knew all about his boys. In her biography of Laughton she was candid and loving in her descriptions of his affairs.  

07-02-1906 – o5-27-1987 Bruce Nugent (Richard Bruce Nugent) – Born in Washington, D.C. He was a Harlem Renaissance writer and painter, and one of the few that came out as gay publicly. 

Bruce Nugent

During his career in Harlem, Nugent lived with writer Wallace Thurman from 1926 – 1928, which led to the publishing of Smoke, Lilies, and Jade in Thurman’s publication Fire!!!. The short story subject matter was bisexuality and more specifically interracial male desire. Many of his illustrations were featured in publications, such as Fire!!!. Four of his painting were included in the Harmon Foundation’s exhibition of Negro artists, which was one of the few venues available for black artists in 1931. His work was aggressive and honest in his approach to homoerotic and interracial desire.

07-02-1922 – 12-29-2020   Pierre Cardin – Born in San Biagio di Callalta, Italy, he became a naturalized French citizen. His father wanted him to study architecture, but from childhood, he was interested in dressmaking. Cardin 

moved to Paris in 1945 and worked with the fashion house of Paquin after WWII. He also worked with Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior. In 1950, he founded his own fashion house. His career was launched when he designed 30 costumes for a masquerade ball in Venice, hosted by Carlos de Beistegui in 1951. Cardin extended his brand name successfully into perfumes and cosmetics in the 1960s. He self-identified as being mostly gay. In the 1960s he had a four-year affair with actress Jeanne Moreau. His life partner was fellow French designer André Oliver, who died in 1993.


Folk singer Tom Springfield (of The Springfields) is born Dionysius P. A. O’Brien in Hampstead, London, England. He’ll welcome sister Dusty Springfield a few years later.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-02-1951 – 02-19-2002 Sylvia Rae Rivera – Born in New York City. She was an American drag queen and a transgender activist. Rivera is considered to be the one that put the “T” in LGBT. She 

Sylvia Rae Rivera

was a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. Rivera was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. With her close friend, Marsha P. Johnson, Rivera co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), a group dedicated to helping homeless young drag queens and trans women of color. She was of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent. Rivera was abandoned by her father early in life and became an orphan after her mother committed suicide when she was three years old. She was raised by her Venezuelan grandmother, who disapproved of her effeminate behavior, especially when Rivera started to wear makeup in the fourth grade. As a result, Rivera began living on the streets at the age of eleven and worked as a prostitute. She was taken in by the local community of drag queens where she stayed until she was 18. In the 1980s and 1990s, Rivera refused to have drag queens and drag culture erased from the newly prominent assimilationist gay rights agenda led by gay leaders that were seeking to make the gay community look more attractive to the heterosexual majority. In 2015, Rivera became the first trans-American added to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. She died of complications from liver cancer in 2002.

1953 – The State Department Fires 381 gay and lesbian employees. In the early 1950s, the entire country was in the grips of the Red Scare as Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy was conducting his witch hunts. One of his main platforms was the Senate’s Subcommittee on the Investigation of Loyalty of State Department Employees. While McCarthy’s main targets were imaginary Communists in the State Department, gay employees were also seen as “subversives” in need of rooting out. Both homosexuals and Communist Party members were seen as subversive elements in American society who shared the same ideals of antitheism, rejection of the middle-class morality, and lack of conformity. In the eyes of the government, they were seen as scheming and manipulative and, most importantly, would put their own agendas above that of the general population. McCarthy also associated homosexuality and communism as “threats to the ‘American way of life’.” Homosexuality was directly linked to security concerns, and more government employees were dismissed because of their homosexual sexual orientation than because they were left-leaning or communist. George Chauncey noted that, “The specter of the invisible homosexual, like that of the invisible communist, haunted Cold War America,” and homosexuality (and by implication homosexuals themselves) were constantly referred to not only as a disease, but also as an invasion, like the perceived danger of communism and subversives. Among the more high-profile targets was Samuel ReberIII (July 15, 1903 – December 25, 1971) a twenty-seven year career diplomat who announced his retirement in May of 1953 after McCarthy charged that he was a security risk, which was a barely-concealed code for homosexual. By then, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had already responded to McCarthy’s witch hunt by signing an executive order mandated the firing of all federal employees who were deemed guilty of “sexual perversion,” whether proven or not. Eisenhower also announced a re-organization of the State Department. Rep. Charles B Brownson, an Indiana Republican with his own lesser-known witch hunt underway in the House Government Operations Committee, asked the State Department for a progress report in rooting out homosexuals. On July 2, 1953, the State Department’s chief security officer R.W. Scott McLeod revealed that 351 homosexuals and 150 other “security risks” had been fired between 1950 and 1953.

July 2, 1955

The Lawrence Welk Show premieres on ABC.

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.


Ed Sullivan called Elvis Presley’s manager to book Elvis for his show.

Elvis reported to the RCA studio at 2.00 p.m. This was the first time that Elvis took over full leadership of a session and he insisted on completing each song to his own satisfaction. Elvis Presley was an uncredited session producer – This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley.

For Hound Dog, Take 31 being the version they released. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for 36 years.

Elvis’ version was about himself

Big Mama’s version was about her cheating man

the song was written by Leiber and Stoller, who hated Elvis’ version until they got the royality cheque

they would write several of Elvis’ songs, including Jailhouse Rock

the first # 1 gay rock and roll tune

because until this decade, there were not co-ed jails

July 2, 1958

Elvis Presley’s fourth feature film, “King Creole,” co-starring Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, and Vic Morrow, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Mexico’s King Creole Riot – Our Daily Elvis – › 2018/10/16 › me…

Oct 16, 2018 — When Elvis’ movie King Creole screened in May 1959 at the Américas Cinema in Mexico City, newspapers who’d advertised the film under the title …

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

July 2, 1962

Jimi Hendrix is honorably discharged from the Army after serving a little over a year of his 3-year commitment. The reason for his discharge is “unsuitability,” as his superiors agree he will never be a good soldier, in part because he’s more interested in his guitar than his rifle. Hendrix claimed to be gay to be discharged.

July 2, 1966

David Bowie and The Lower Third appeared at The Lion Hotel in Warrington, England, (they were paid £30 for the gig). Also appearing was The Powerhouse which featured Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood and Paul Jones.

 The Soundtrack to “Doctor Zhivago” was #4 and the album that would eventually set the Rock Era record for weeks in the Top 10 with an incredible 109–the great Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #5 after 67 weeks. The Shadow of Your Smile by Johnny Mathis and Lou Rawls Live! moving from 20-10.

07-02-1967   Jonathan Capehart – Born in Newark, New Jersey. He is an American journalist and television personality. He writes for The Washing Post’s PostPartisna blog and is an MSNBC contributor. Capehart was a key contributor to a New York Daily News staff entry that received the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1999. In June 2020, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBT Pride parade, Queerty named him among the fifty heroes “leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people.” In May 2016, Capehart became engaged to his boyfriend of over five years, Nick Schmit. On January 7, 2017, Capehart and Schmit were married by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. 

Eric Fanning

07-02-1968 Eric Fanning – Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is the first openly gay person to be the Secretary of the Army. He was appointed by President Obama on November 3, 2015, and confirmed by the US Senate on May 17, 2016. Fanning is the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Department of Defense. He has spent most of the preceding 25 years in government service.

July 2, 1969

US consumer advocate Ralph Nader issued a warning that loud Rock music threatened to produce a nation of hearing-impaired people.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1969: Just a few days after the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, 500 marchers confront police in the first “gay pride” demonstration, a march down Christopher Street.

the 1970s Feminists and Social causes, Lesbian Separatists

1970: The Fifth Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Church in America expresses its opposition to discrimination and oppression of gay men and lesbians.

July 2, 1971

Queen appeared at Surrey College, England. This was the group’s first gig with the line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

July 2, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Rainbow Pavilion, Torquay, England.

July 2, 1973

Roxy Music’s synthesizer player Brian Eno quit after personality clashes with the band’s singer Bryan Ferry.

Elvis performed at the Myriad Center Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

July 2, 1974

Elvis performed at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah.

July 2, 1976

A battered Tina Turner leaves husband Ike in Dallas, Texas, after one final blowout. She files for divorce later in the month.

Leaving his hotel in Shreveport on his way to Baton Rouge on July 2, 1976

Elvis Presley | Leaving his hotel, on his way to Baton Rouge

Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge.

July 2, 1977

 Barry Manilow moved from 13-5 with his eighth hit in three years. 

The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was the #1 album in the U.K.

Elvis at Graceland, and mostly upstairs at Graceland – for the balance of the month.


Abba released the single “Voulez Vous”.

Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple’s iPod and other new digital devices.

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

1981 –

“Rare Cancer Seen in Homosexuals” is the first story in The New York Times about the mysterious disease that will later be named AIDS.

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Francie Wyland, Dustin Smith, and his mother, Lynn Fraser. Photo: Garth Pritchard, Calgary Herald July 2, 1981.

Lois Szabo – Calgary Gay History › tag › lois-szabo

Photo: Garth Pritchard, Calgary Herald July 2, 1981. There was a loose collective interested in starting a LMDF chapter in Calgary after Francie Wyland …


  Culture Club had #4–“Time (Clock of the Heart)” 


Cyndi Lauper released the single “She Bop”. – written by Prince

07-02-1984 Johnny Weir – Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He is an American figure skater. Weir is the 2008 World bronze 

Johnny Weir

medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a three-time U.S. national champion (2004-2006). In his memoir, Welcome to My World, published in 2011, Weir officially came out as gay, citing a string of gay youth suicides as one reason for his decision. . In 2011, Weir married Victor Voronov (b. 1984), a Georgetown Law graduate of Russian Jewish descent, in a civil ceremony on New Year’s Eve in New York City. He is also known for his sports commentary with Tara Lipinski, as well as his work in LGBTQ activism.


Prince’s new movie Under the Cherry Moon was released to theaters.


Tracy Chapman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled debut LP. Helped by her performance at the ‘Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert’ at Wembley Stadium, also No.1 in the US.

1989 – Internal Revenue Service employees who are members of the National Treasury Employee’s Union receive a new contract that includes protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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


Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announce they’ll attempt to put a stop to Madonna’s concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols. And They Did. 

1997: District judge Eugene Nickerson in Abel v. United States of America, a challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, rules that the law in its entirety violates the First and Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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


The world’s biggest music stars united in concerts around the world to put pressure on political leaders ahead of the G8 summit to tackle poverty in Africa.MTV and VH1 aired the eight hours of theconcerts in 10 cities, including London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Rome and Moscow played to hundreds of thousands of people. A TV audience of several hundred million watched the gigs of  Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, U2, Madonna, The Who, Bryan Adams, Sting, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Green Day, the Dave Matthews Band, Destiny’s Child, Neil Young, Coldplay, the Pet Shop Boys, the Cure, Shakira, Maroon 5 and Jay-Z were among the performers.

Pink Floyd perform “Comfortably Numb” at the Live 8 London concert, re-forming with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright for the first time since 1981, when Waters left the band. It’s the last time the four play together, as Wright dies in 2008.

July 2, 2009 — India Decriminalized Homosexuality

The Delhi High Court rules that the existing laws violate fundamental rights to personal liberty (Article 21 of the Indian Constitution) and equality (Article 14) and prohibition of discrimination (Article 15). Before the overturning of this 148-year-old law, so-called homosexual acts were punished with a ten-year prison sentence.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


This Week in Gay History from Quist, July 2, 2014 | Community › Community › this-w…

Jul 2, 2014 — lgbt history Quist. July 2, 2009 — India Decrimina


LGBT History Exhibit | LGBT 50th Anniversary July 4, 2015 › event › lgbt-history-exhibit-3

LGBT History Exhibit. All Week – Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5, 9 am to 7 pm. Liberty Bell Center Independence National Historical Park.


Events – Edmonton Downtown Business Association › events

July 2, 2022 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am | Michael Phair Park. To celebrate Pride Month, The Edmonton Queer History Project, with the support of Edmonton Downtown …

London Pride parade: History of gay rights in the UK – BBC › newsround

Silhouette-behind-rainbow-flag. AFP/Getty Images. The Pride parade in London is taking place on Saturday 2 July. Pride …

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 2 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-2

Jul 2, 2018 — On July 2, 1953, the State Department’s chief security officer R.W. Scott McLeod revealed that 351 homosexuals and 150 other “security risks” …

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

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

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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