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BCE to The Suffragettes

1864 – Fred Holland Day (July 8, 1864 – November 12, 1933) is born. He was an American photographer and publisher, and the first to advocate that photography should be considered a fine art. Day’s life and works had long been controversial since his photographic subjects were often nude young men. Since the 1990s, Day’s works have been included in major exhibitions by museum curators, notably in the solo Day retrospective at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2000/2001 and similar shows at the Royal Photographic Society in England and the Fuller Museum of Art. Art historians are once again taking an interest in Day, and there are now significant academic texts on Day’s homoerotic portraiture, and its similarities to the work of Walter Pater and Thomas Eakins.

07-08-1886 – 12-16-1973   Frances M. Witherspoon – Born in Meridian, 

Mississippi. She was an American writer and activist. She and her life-partner, Tracy Dickinson Mygatt, founded the New York Bureau of Legal Advice, a forerunner of the American Civil Liberties Union. Both women were graduates if Bryn Mawr College. For over sixty years, the women lived and worked together. They were both against war and were charter members of the Episcopal Pacifist Fellowship when it was founded in 1939. In 1961, they were recognized jointly with the War Resisters League Peace Award. In her eighties, Witherspoon organized a campaign among Bryn Mawr alumnae against the Vietnam War. Witherspoon and Mygatt died within a month of each other. The couple’s papers were donated to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

07-08-1906 – 01-25-2005 Philip C. Johnson – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an American architect. In 1930, he 

Phillip C. Johnson

founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1961, he was elected into the National Academy of Design. In 1978, he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. He is especially known for his postmodern work. In 1993, he came publicly came out as gay. Johnson died in his sleep at his Glass House retreat in 2005 and was survived by his partner of 45 years, David Whitney, who died later that year at age 66.

07-08-1933 – 05-30-2010 Peter Orlovsky – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American poet and actor. His work 

Peter Orlovsky

has appeared in The New American Poetry (1945-1960), The Beatitude Anthology (1965), as well as the literary magazines Yugen and Outsider. Orlovsky also appeared in four films, including Andy Warhol’s Couch (1965). Orlovsky was the lifelong partner of Allen Ginsberg.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


New Mexico’s Roswell Daily Record reports an alien aircraft has crashed near a local ranch with the headline “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer In Roswell Region.” In the coming decades, extraterrestrials and flying saucers invade several songs, including David Bowie’s “Starman,” Megadeth’s “Hangar 18,” and Radiohead’s “Subterranean Homesick Alien.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950 – Harry Hay (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002) and Rudi Gernreich (August 8, 1922 – April 21, 1985) meet and later found the Mattachine Society, one of the earliest homophile organizations in the U.S. Hay was a prominent American gay rights activist, communistlabor advocate, and Native American civil rights campaigner. He was a founder of the Mattachine Society, the first sustained gay rights group in the United States, as well as the Radical Faeries, a loosely affiliated gay spiritual movement. Gernreich was an Austrian-born American fashion designer whose avant-garde clothing designs are generally regarded as the most innovative and dynamic fashion of the 1960s. He purposefully used fashion design as a social statement to advance sexual freedom, producing clothes that followed the natural form of the female body, freeing them from the constraints of high fashion.

Hemming Andreas Carlgren

07-08-1958 Hemming Andreas Carlgren – Born in Västra Ryd, Stockholm County, Sweden.

He is the first openly gay Swedish cabinet minister.

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

07-08-1960 Bettina Herlitzius – Born in Bad Salzuflen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is a German politician, 

Bettina Herlitzius

specifically a Green Party representative in the Bundestag. She is a committed environmentalist. Herlitzius is openly lesbian and has championed equal rights for LGBT couples since the 1990s. She lives with her partner in a civil union and has one son.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

Sylvain Gaudreault

07-08-1970 Sylvain Gaudreault – Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec. He is a Canadian politician and teacher. He was one of two LGBT ministers in the National Assembly of Quebec.

1978 – A group of men attacked homosexuals in Central Park, injuring several with baseball bats, including former Olympic and world champion ice skater Dick Button (born July 18, 1929)

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

1980 – The Democratic Rules Committee states that it will not discriminate against homosexuals. At their National Convention on August 11-14, the Democrats become the first major political party to endorse a homosexual rights platform.

1981, Canada – In Montreal the owner of Sauna David is found guilty of keeping a common bawdyhouse. The charges were the result of a police raid on bathhouse April 26, 1980.

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


Queen guitarist Brian May made a “substantial” donation to save hedgehogs from slaughter in the Outer Hebrides. Although the exact amount was not revealed it was said to be enough to pay for the rescue of hundreds of hedgehogs from the Uists, where Scottish Natural Heritage has been culling the animals for the past four years. May’s money would go towards funding cash rewards for islanders so hundreds more hedgehogs can be saved.

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

2010 – 

United States District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro rules in two separate cases that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. In Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. United States Department of Health and Human Services Tauro says that the definition of marriage enacted by Congress for federal purposes violates the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and “encroaches upon the firmly entrenched province of the state” by treating some couples with Massachusetts marriage licenses differently than others. In Gill v. Office of Personnel Management brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, he says the law violates the equal protection of the law guaranteed by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

2018 – Tab Hunter (July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018) was an American actor, pop singer, film producer, and author. He starred in more than 40 films and was a well-known Hollywood star of the 1950s and 1960s. Hunter’s autobiographyTab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star (2005), co-written with Eddie Muller, became a New York Times best-seller as did the paperback edition in 2007. Hunter had long-term relationships with actor Anthony Perkins(April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992)and champion figure skater Ronnie Robertson(September 25, 1937 – February 4, 2000) before settling down with his partner of over 35 years, film producer Allan Glaser.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 8 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-8

Jul 8, 2017 — 1980 – The Democratic Rules Committee states that it will not discriminate against homosexuals. At their National Convention on August 11-14, …

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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