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BCE to The Suffragettes

07-07-1899 – 01-24-1983 George Cukor – Born in the Lower East Side, New York City, New York. He was an American film director. Cukor directed The Philadelphia Story (1940), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954), My Fair Lady (1964), and 

George Cukor 2

many other films. It was an open secret in Hollywood that Cukor was gay, although he was discreet about his sexual orientation and “never carried it as a pin on his lapel,” as producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz put it. His luxurious home was the site of weekly Sunday afternoon parties attended by closeted celebrities and the attractive young men they met in bars and gyms. At least once, in the midst of his reign at MGM, he was arrested on vice charges, but studio executives managed to get the charges dropped, all records of it expunged, and the incident was never published by the press. The PBS series American Masters produced a comprehensive documentary about his life and work titled On Cukor directed by Robert Trachtenberg in 2000.

Gian Carlo Menotti

07-07-1911 – 02-01-2007 Gian Carlo Menotti – Born in Cadegliano-Viconago, Italy. He was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. He won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Consul (1950) and for The Saint of Bleecker Street (1955). In 1984 Menotti was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor for achievement in the arts. He was in a relationship for over forty years with American composer Samuel Barber.

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

July 7,1965

Sonny And Cher perform their new single “I Got You Babe” on US TV’s Rock and Roll show, Shindig.


Dusty Springfield begins a three-week residency at New York’s Copacabana nightclub.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

July 7, 1971

26-year-old pop star Bjorn Ulvaeus and 21-year-old Agnetha Faltskog married in Verum, Sweden. 3000 ABBA fans arrived and in the chaos a police horse stepped on the brides foot, causing her slight injury. They would divorce in 1979.

07-07-1972 Kirsten Vangsness – Born in Pasadena, California. She is an American actress and writer. She stars as FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on the CBS drama

Kirsten Vangsness

 series Criminal Minds. Vangsness says that she is “as queer as a purple unicorn singing Madonna.” She began dating film and television editor Melanie Goldstein in 2006. They were engaged but separated in 2013. In April 2015, she revealed on that she had entered into a relationship with a new boyfriend and was examining that aspect of her sexuality. In November 2015, it was reported that she was engaged to her boyfriend, actor-writer Keith Hanson. Although Vangsness doesn’t like to label herself as bisexual, she is attracted to both men and women.

1974, Canada -The Quebec Charter of Human Rights is adopted by the National Assembly without legal protection for gays. 


A Gay Caucus is formed at the national convention of the New Democratic Party, marking the first LGBT-oriented committee within a mainstream political party in Canada.

Andre Oktay Dahl

07-07-1975 Andre Oktay Dahl – Born in Lørenskog, Norway. He was a Norwegian politician from 1999-2006. During his time in parliament, he focused on fighting homophobia, fighting for female rights, anti-corruption, and fighting against child abuse. After leaving the Norwegian Parliament, Dahl took the position as an account director in Norway’s biggest consultancy firm. He is still active in public debates, especially those involving child abuse, human rights, and LGBT issues. Dahl is also a highly skilled clarinet player. He served as a solo clarinet player in his Majesty’s Kings Guards band when he served in the Norwegian Army. Dahl is a former victim of child sexual abuse and he is openly gay.


USA Lp charts Sister Sledge at #7 with We Are Family,

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

07-07-1980   Deidre Downs – Born in Alabama, city unknown. She is an American 

physician, former Miss Alabama (2004), and Miss American (2005). In March 2008, she married her college sweetheart, Andrew Gunn. They had a son in 2010 and later the couple divorced. In a private ceremony at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama, she remarried. Her wife, Abbott Jones, is an attorney and writer. Downs is the first former Miss America national titleholder to enter a same-sex marriage. (Photo was taken at the Jimmy Carter Work Project – June 2005)


“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.

However, the band was lip syncing and the song is tainted

07-07-1988   Jen Kish – Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian professional

 rugby player. Kish won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games as a member of the Canadian women’s rugby team. In 2016, she was named to Canada’s first-ever women’s Olympic rugby team. She and the team won the Bronze Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kish is one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games.


It was announced that for the first time compact discs were out selling vinyl albums. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.

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

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


Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.  The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to “heal the planet”. Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London’s Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone. with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2010, Sweden – Tobias Billstrom (born 27 December 1973) is the first openly bisexual person elected to the Swedish government. He is the Minister of Migration Affairs.


George Michael expressed his delight after learning that English tabloid News of the World was shutting down. As a constant target of the paper, Michael declared that the announcement is “a fantastic day for Britain.”

2014 – The first White House LGBT Innovation Summit takes place to discuss ways in which technology can help the LGBT community’s challenges. Speakers included Tim Gill, founder of Quark publishing software and transgender activist and model; Geena Rocero, founder of transgender rights group Gender Proud; and Leanne Pittsford, founder of Lesbians Who Tech, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of women and lesbians in technology. This was the first summit of its kind held at the White House, with nearly 180 people attend.

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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