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L, G, B and T stories July 9

BCE to The Suffragettes

1550, Italy – Jacopo Bonfadio  (c. 1508 – July 1550) is tried and beheaded for sodomy, most likely because he published gossipy accounts of wealthy Genoese families. He was an Italianhumanist and historian. Several humanists were tried for sodomy during this time as well, but Bonfadio is one of few to be executed.

1775, UK – Matthew Gregory Lewis (9 July 1775 – 16 May 1818) is born. He was an English novelistand dramatist, often referred to as “Monk” Lewis because of the success of his 1796 Gothic novelThe Monk. Silly, stilted, and great fun to read, the genre was the high camp of its day. His most famous work was Ambrosio, The Monkwritten in 1795. Like most Gothic novels, it takes place in a Latin country. In this case in a monastery where Ambrosio, the head of the order, meets Matilda. She sneaks into his bed disguised as a man and quickly reveals she is a woman. After humping him into a frenzy he turns into a satyr and can’t get enough. In real life, Lewis was in love with a 14-year-old boy who brought him nothing but misery. 

Dorothy Thompson

07-09-1893 – 01-30-1961 Dorothy Thompson – Born in Lancaster, New York. She was an American journalist and radio broadcaster. In 1939, Time magazine recognized her as the second most influential woman in the United States next to Eleanor Roosevelt. While stationed in Berlin as a journalist, in 1932, she met and fell in love with Christa Winsloe. Thompson wrote, “So it has happened to me again, after all these years.” She remembered two earlier times when she had been attracted to a woman. Thompson saw herself as heterosexual and wondered how to explain that once again she felt “the strange, soft feeling…of being at home, and at rest; an enveloping warmth and sweetness.” Yet, she wrote, “I love this woman.” During the next two years, the women became inseparable companions. Although Thompson’s volatile marriage to Sinclair Lewis continued during this relationship, many friends viewed the two women as a couple: “If you asked Dorothy to dinner, you asked Christa, too,” one recalled. Winsloe’s letters remained in her files for the rest of her life. She made no attempt to censor or explain them. Thompson did marry a third time. In 1934, she was expelled from Nazi Germany. She wrote about the dangers of Hitler gaining power. Thompson is regarded as the “First Lady of American Journalism.”

07-09-1908 – 06-24-1976 Minor White – Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was an American photographer, theoretician, critic, and educator. White made thousands of black-and-white and color 

Minor White

photographs of landscapes, people and abstract subjects. He had a strong sense of light and shadow. White taught at the California School of Fine Arts and other schools. He lived much of his life as a closeted gay man, afraid to express himself publicly for fear of loss of his teaching jobs. Some of his most compelling images are of men whom he taught or had relationships. White helped start photography magazine Aperture and was also editor as well for many years. After his death in 1976, White was hailed as one of America’s greatest photographers.

07-09-1915 – 06-13-2005 David Diamond – Born in Rochester, New York. He was an American composer of classical music. His most popular piece is Rounds (1944). Among his other works are eleven 

David Diamond

symphonies, a number of concertos, as well as chamber music, piano pieces, and vocal music. He composed the musical theme heard on the CBS Radio Network broadcast Hear It Now (1950-51) and its TV successor See It Now (1951-58). Diamond was openly gay long before it was socially acceptable, and believed his career was slowed by homophobia and antisemitism. He died at his home in Brighton, New York, from heart failure.

1926, Italy – Mathilde Krim (July 9, 1926 – January 15, 2018) is born. She was a medical researcher and the founding chairman of AMFAR,American Foundation for AIDS Research.She devoted her life to the fight against HIV/AIDS, in particular raising the public’s awareness of the devastating disease.  In 1950, she married David Danon, an Israeli man she met at University of Geneva School of Medicine. Krim died at home in Kings Point, New York on January 15, 2018, aged 91.

07-09-1926 — 01-15-2018  Mathilde Krim – Born in Como, Italy to a Swiss Protestant 

father and Italian Roman Catholic mother. In 1950, she married David Danon, an Israeli she met at the University of Geneva School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Biology in 1953. Krim and her husband moved to Israel where she converted to Judaism and had a daughter. After divorcing her husband, she moved to New York. In 1958, she married Arthur B. Krim, a New York attorney, head of United Artists, and an active member of the Democratic Party. Both she and her husband were very active in the American civil rights movement and the gay rights movement. In 1981, after the first cases of what would later be called AIDS were reported, Krim recognized that this new disease raised grave medical questions and might also have socio-political consequences. She dedicated herself to increasing the public’s awareness of AIDS and to understanding the disease itself. With Elizabeth Taylor, she founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmfAR). In 2000, President Clinton awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her “extraordinary compassion and commitment”. She died at home on January 15, 2018, at the age of 91. (Photo 1998 Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery)

07-09-1933 – 08-30-2015 Oliver Sacks – Born in London, England. He was a British neurologist, writer, and amateur chemist who was a Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine. Between 2007 and 2012, he was a professor of neurology 

Oliver Sacks

and psychiatry at Columbia University. Sacks was the author of numerous best-selling books. His 1973 book Awakenings, was adapted into the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name in 1990 starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. He had a relationship with New York Times contributor Bill Hayes beginning in 2008. He addressed his homosexuality for the first time in his 2015 autobiography On the Move: A Life. In February 2015 Sacks announced that he had cancer. Measuring his anticipated remaining time in “months”, he expressed his intent to “live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can.”

07-09-1936 – 06-14-2002 June Jordan – Born in Harlem, New York. She was a Jamaican-American bisexual poet and activist. Jordan attended Barnard College and wrote in her book Civil Wars: “No one ever presented me with a single Black author, poet, historian, personage, or 

June Jordan

idea for that matter. Nor was I ever assigned a single woman to study as a thinker, or writer, or poet, or life force. Nothing that I learned, here, lessened my feeling of pain or confusion and bitterness as related to my origins: my street, my family, my friends. Nothing showed me how I might try to alter the political and economic realities underlying our Black condition in white America.” Jordan taught at the City College of New York starting in 1967. Between 1968 and 1978 she taught at Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Connecticut College. From 1989 to 2002 she was a full professor at the University of California Berkeley. Jordan self-identified as bisexual in her writing.

07-09-1937 David Hockney – Born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is an artist and major contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. He is considered one of the most 

David Hockney

influential British artists of the 20th century. Hockney is openly gay and unlike Andy Warhol, whom he befriended, he openly explored the nature of gay love in his portraiture. In We Two Boys Clinging (1961), named after a poem by Walt Whitman, the work refers to his love of men. Hockney was a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1979. Beverly Hills Housewife (1966-67), a 23-foot-long acrylic sold for $7.9 million at Christie’s in New York in 2008, a record price for a Hockney at the time. In November 2018, Hockney’s 1972 painting Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sole for $90 million, becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-09-1955 – 06-14-2021   Lisa Banes – Born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was an American actress known for more than 80 film and television roles, as well as stage appearances on Broadway. Banes lived in Los Angeles with her wife, Kathryn Kranhold. On June 4, 2021, she was struck by a scooter in a hit-and-run collision on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Banes died from traumatic brain injury on June 14, 2021.

(Photo of Kathryn Kranhold on the left & Lisa Banes of the right)

July 9, 1956

After the June 30th trouble at Asbury Park, Bill Haley And His Comets are denied permission to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. A city ordnance was passed that read: “Rock and roll music encouraged juvenile delinquency and inspired young females in lewd bathing suits to perform obscene dances on the city’s beaches.”

07-09-1957 Kelly McGillis – Born in Newport Beach, California. She is an American actress. McGillis is best known for her roles in the 1980s including her roles as Rachel Lapp in Witness (1985), Charlie in Top Gun (1986), and Kathryn Murphy in The Accused

Kelly McGillis

(1988). McGillis came out as a lesbian in April 2009 during an interview with SheWired. She said that coming to terms with her sexual orientation has been an ongoing process since the age of 12, and she was long convinced that God was punishing her for being homosexual. She had a two-year relationship with Melanie Leis. They broke up in 2012. McGillis currently lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She teaches acting at The New York Studio for Stage and Screen in Asheville.

07-09-1957 Marc Almond – Born in Southport, Lancashire, England. He is a British singer-songwriter and musician. Almond 

Marc Almond

first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also performed and recorded solo. In 2015 he released The Velvet Trail, an album of original material produced by Chris Braide. Almond has stated that he dislikes being pigeon-holed as “a gay artist”. He has been with the same partner for over 20 years.

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

1965 – Courtney Michelle Love (July 9, 1964) is born. She’s an American singer, actress, writer, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love has enjoyed a career that spans four decades. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Kurt Cobain. Love has consistently advocated for LGBT rights,and identifies as a feminist. She has been noted as a gay icon since the mid-1990s,and has jokingly referred to her fan base as consisting of “females, gay guys, and a few advanced, evolved heterosexual men.”

in pop culture

July 9, 1967

On a US tour supporting The Monkees, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Convention Hall, Miami, Florida. After it became plainly apparent that the group is not suited to teenybopper audiences, the tour’s promoter Dick Clark and Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler concoct a story saying that the conservative Daughters of the American Revolution group had complained at Jimi’s act and so the Experience left the tour after just six shows.

1969: The Mattachine Society of New York invites activists to gather in Greenwich Village for the first “gay power” meeting.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

July 9, 1971

David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock ‘n’ roll singer Vince Taylor, whom Bowie met after Taylor had had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.


Barbra Streisand had her 23rd hit but only her fifth Top 10 with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

  Barry Manilow gave a hint of what he could do live with the release of his live album at #2,

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


Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Fantastic!’, which went on to spend 116 weeks on the chart. David Bowie at 5 with Let’s Dance,  Prince’s fine 1999 album was up to #9 after 34 weeks

7-09-1985 DeRay Mckesson – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an American civil rights activist and educator. Mckesson is a member of the Black 

Lives Matter movement. He is one of the founders of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence. In November 2015, Mckesson spoke at the GLAAD Gala, where he discussed his life as a gay man and asked LGBT people to “come out of the quiet.”


 New Zealand repeals its laws prohibiting homosexual acts between consenting adults.

Queen performed at St. James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


 Faith from George Michael was hanging around at 3 and the Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was #4 Tracy Chapman’s debut was beginning to be discovered at #9 and More Dirty Dancing from the movie was #10.

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


Elton John moved into the Top 10 with “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, his 60th career hit and 26th Top 10 song.


Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.

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


The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their “Black & Blue World Tour 2001.” The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.


David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat “an acutely blocked artery”. The star’s cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.


Croatia – The Croatian parliament approves new law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in all areas.

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Thomas Cook v. Robert Gates upholds the constitutionality of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


Elton John told the British tabloid The Sun that he considered himself lucky to be alive after unknowingly battling appendicitis. The Rocket Man played through the pain during a series of concerts before seeking medical attention. He told the press, “I’m lucky to be alive. I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time.


District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree stuck down Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage, stating it violates the state and federal constitutions.

pop pculture


Transport for London, the government body that runs the metro rail system in the UK, banned posters promoting The Rolling Stones’ forthcoming exhibition, ‘Exhibitionism’, at London’s Saatchi gallery, because of its artwork. The neon advert showed Rolling Stones iconic tongue and lips design plastered over a woman’s bikini bottoms.

2018 – Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz (1945 – July 9, 2018) was a Jewish-American essayist, poet, academic, and political activist against racism and for economic and social justice. She later added Kantrowitz to her name to honor her Jewish roots. Kaye/Kantrowitz was active in the Harlem Civil Rights Movement as a teenager. When she was 17, she worked with the Harlem Education Project. About this she said “It was my first experience with a mobilizing proud community and with the possibilities of collective action.” In 1990, she served as a founding director for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), a progressive Jewish organization focused mostly on anti-racist work and issues of economic justice. Kaye/Kantrowitz served on the JFREJ board from 1995 to 2004. Of her work with JFREJ, Kaye/Kantrowitz said: “Though Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz taught the first women’s studies course at the University of California, Berkeley, she also taught at Hamilton CollegeBrooklyn College/CUNYVermont College, and  Jewish studieshistory and comparative literature at Queens College. Kaye/Kantrowitz died on July 9, 2018, of Parkinson’s disease, aged 73.

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.A little after midnight on Monday July 9, 2018, the Tab Hunter Confidential Facebook page announced that Hunter had died. A cause of death was not immediately announced. He would have been 87 on July 11.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – JULY 9 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-9-3

Jul 9, 2019 — 1969 – The Mattachine Society of New York invites activists to gather in Greenwich Village for the first “gay power” meeting. Called the “ …

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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