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LGB & T: her / his story July 5

BCE to The Suffragettes

1842 – Andrew George Scott (July 5, 1842 –  January 20, 1880), also known as Captain Moonlite, is born. He was an Irish-born Australian bushranger and folk figure. Bruun, a young man whom he had befriended was forced to open the safe. Bruun described being robbed by a fantastic black-crepe masked figure who forced him to sign a note absolving him of any role in the crime. The note read “I hereby certify that L.W. Bruun has done everything within his power to withstand this intrusion and the taking of money which was done with firearms, Captain Moonlite, Sworn.” He gathered a band of thieves together and became especially close to one James Nesbit. Nesbit was to die in a shoot-out after which Scott was imprisoned. While there he wrote letters that declared his undying love for Nesbit in terms that were extravagant and uncompromising.

1853 – Cecil Rhodes (July 5, 1853 – March 26, 190) is born in Hertfordshire, England. He was a British businessman, mining magnate and politician in South Africa, who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896.The owner of the Kimberley Diamond Mines, he was a multi-millionaire whose De Beers diamond company, formed in 1888, retains its prominence into the 21st century. Rhodes never married, pleading, “I have too much work on my hands” and saying that he would not be a dutiful husband.  Some writers and academics have suggested that Rhodes may have been homosexual and had relationships with Leander Starr Jameson and Henry Latham Curry. Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) is named for him. He also started the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford.

07-05-1879 – 08-16-1959 Wanda Landowska – Born in Warsaw, Poland to Jewish parents. She was a Polish-French harpsichordist. Her performances, teaching, recordings, and writings played a large role in 

Wanda Landowska

reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century. In 1933, she was the first person to record Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord. In 1938, she became a naturalized French citizen. She lived in Paris and frequented the salon of open lesbian Natalie Clifford Barney. When the Nazi Army invaded France, she fled with her lover Denise Restout. The couple made their way to the United States and arrived in New York on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. From New York they settled in Lakeville, Connecticut in 1949 where she re-established herself as a performer and teacher. Upon her death at the age of 80, her estate was inherited by life partner.

07-05-1889 – 10-11-1963 Jean Cocteau – Born in Maisons-Laffitte, France. He was a novelist, poet, artist, and filmmaker. He is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929). and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949). Cocteau had a few minor affairs with women, but it was men he was attracted to and with whom he had many affairs. His muse and lover for over 25 years was actor Jean Marais

07-05-1904 – 02-27-1994 Harold Acton (Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton CBE) – Born into a prominent Anglo-Italian-American family at Villa La Pietra, his parents’ house outside of Florence, Italy. He was a British writer and scholar. He is known for 

Harold Acton

being the inspiration for the character of “Anthony Blanche” in Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited (1945). The American writer, David Plante, wrote about Acton’s years in China during the 1930s, mentioning that his predilection for young boys caused him to be described in a classified government document as a “scandalous debauchee” and prevented him from serving in China in the intelligence service when war broke out. The author A.N. Wilson remarked: “To call him homosexual would be to misunderstand the whole essence of his being” and that “He was more asexual than anything else.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

07-05-1968 Jillian Armenante – Born in Patterson, New Jersey. She is an American television and film actress, best known for playing the role of Donna Kozlowski on the TV show Judging Amy. With Alice Dodd, her wife, Armenante co-produced, co-directed, and

Jillian Armenante

 co-wrote Laura Comstock’s Bag-Punching Dog and In Flagrante Gothicto at the Circle X Theatre Company. Laura Comstock’s Bag-Punching Dog won the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for “Best New Musical” and “Best Musical Production.” In Flagrante Gothicto received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for writing, directing and production. and the LA Weekly Theatre Award for playwriting and comedy ensemble. She has appeared in feature films, including North Country and Girl, Interrupted. Her television appearances include ShamelessThe CloserGrey’s AnatomyERSix Feet Under, and The West Wing. She is openly lesbian.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

07-05-1970 Wayne Besen – Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is an America gay rights advocate. He is a former investigative journalist for WABI-TV, a former spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, and the founder of Truth Wins Out. When Besen came out to his parents, they gave him a DVD that could supposedly hypnotize 

Wayne Besen

people and turn them straight. It was that and the invitation by President George W. Bush of ex-gay leader Alan Chambers to the White House that led him to start the Truth Wins Out organization. In September 2000, Besen photographed ex-gay activist John Paulk, then Chairman of Exodus International (ex-gay therapy Christian group), in a Washington D.C. gay bar called Mr. P’s. Paulk said he was simply there to use the washroom, but Besen and other witnesses alleged he was drinking and flirting for over 20 minutes. Besen went public with the story and wrote about it in his book Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth. The book was nominated for two Lambda Awards in 2003. In June 2003, Exodus International reversed its positions on reparative therapy, apologized to the gay community to the “trauma” and “hurt” the organization had wreaked on them, and disbanded the organization.


David Bowie played at the Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Olivia Newton-John join the Top 10 with “Please Mr. Please” at 10.

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John was #1 on the Album chart, where it had been every week since its release back on June 7. 


Canada – In Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, an hour-long “Gay News and Views” begins on a local station. It is the first regularly scheduled gay radio program in Canada. 

Canada – The Quebec Human Rights Commission decides that Montreal Catholic School Commission’s refusal to rent facilities to gay group is discriminatory. It is the first such finding by the commission since the inclusion of “sexual orientation” in the provincial Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

07-05-1979 Amelie Simone Mauresmo – Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. She was a professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. She won two Grand Slam

Amelie Simone Mauremo

 singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon. She also won a Silver Medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Mauresmo came out as lesbian at the Australian Open in January 1999 at the age of 19. After beating top-ranked Lindsay Davenport, Mauresmo announced that her success had to do with finding love and coming to terms with her sexuality. She retired from playing tennis in December 2009. From June 2014 to May 2016, she coached English tennis star Andy Murray.

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

1980, Canada – The national convention of the Liberal Party of Canada adopts a resolution to include sexual orientation in the Canadian Human Right Act. 


At the “Rock Werchter” festival in Belgium, The Cure play a 9-minute version of “A Forest” when they are told to hurry off stage so Robert Palmer can begin his set.

07-05-1985 Megan Rapinoe – Born in Redding, California. She is an American professional soccer midfielder and Olympic gold medalist. She plays for Seattle Reign FC

Megan Rapinoe

 in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is also a member of the United States women’s national soccer team. During the 2012 London Olympics, she scored three goals and tallied a team-high four assists to lead the United States to a gold medal. On July 2, 2012, Rapinoe came out as a lesbian in an interview with Out magazine. She is an advocate for numerous LGBT organizations. Rapinoe is sponsored by Nike, Samsung, and DJO Global, and has appeared in multiple promotional pieces for clothing company Wildfang, as well as for Nike. She is included in Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2020. 


Billy Ocean went to #1 on the US singles chart with “There’ll Be Sad Songs, (To Make You Cry)”, a #12 hit in the UK.

Billy Ocean held down the #1 song with There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)”. 

on the LP charts, Whitney Houston after 67 weeks at #1, drops to #3.   the Soundtrack to “Top Gun” moving into the Top 10 at #8,

1987 – James H. Donovan (November 12, 1923 – August 31, 1990) was a New York state senator. On this day, he suggests that giving teens rosary beads would prevent the spread of AIDS more effectively than the distribution of condoms. (seriously???)

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


Whitney Houston opened her world tour at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida.

Björk releases her first post-Sugarcubes solo album, titled Debut. Featuring the tracks “Human Behaviour” and “Big Time Sensuality,” it sets the stage for her rise as a solo star.


Organized by Sarah McLachlan, the all-female Lilith Fair tour kicks off with a show in The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. The lineup includes JewelSuzanne Vega and Paula Cole, with Emmylou HarrisSheryl Crow and Fiona Apple joining on subsequent stops.


Katy Perry‘s “I Kissed a Girl” hits #1 in the US, where it stays for seven weeks. Perry’s first chart-topper, it’s a startling turnabout from just seven years earlier, when she was a gospel singer recording under her real name: Katy Hudson.

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

2011, Serbia – The Serbian parliament approves a law to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


people link events link

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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