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BCE to The Suffragettes

07-10-1640 – 04-16-1689 Aphra Behn – Born in Canterbury, United Kingdom. She was a British playwright, poet, translator, and fiction writer. Behn was one of the first women to earn her living 

Aphra Behn

writing. She broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for generations of women authors. Homoeroticism is often found in Behn’s verse, including male to male relationships or in portrayals of her own attractions to women. Behn was married and widowed early, and as a mature woman, her primary publicly acknowledged relationship was with John Hoyle, who was gay. She is famously remembered in Virginia Woolf’s,  A Room of One’s Own: “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.”

Marcel Proust

07-10-1871 – 11-18-1922 Marcel Proust – Born in Auteuil, France. Proust was a novelist, essayist, and critic. He was a closeted homosexual. He was one of the first European novelists to mention homosexuality openly and at length. In Search of Lost Time, he discusses homosexuality and features several principal characters, both males and females, that are either homosexual or bisexual.

1909 – The book Road to Oz, the fifth in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) is published. In gay slang, a “friend of Dorothy”  is a term for a gay man. While the precise origin of the term is unknown, some believe it is derived from this book. The book introduces readers to Polychrome who, upon meeting Dorothy’s traveling companions, exclaims, “You have some queer friends, Dorothy,” and she replies, “The queerness doesn’t matter, so long as they’re friends.” More commonly, “friend of Dorothy” refers to the film “The Wizard of Oz” because Judy Garland, who starred as the main character Dorothy, is a gay icon. In the early 1980s, the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) was investigating homosexuality in Chicago. Having heard gay men refer to themselves as “friends of Dorothy,” the NIS went on a futile search for the elusive woman clearly at the center of a homosexual ring.

07-10-1931 – 12-26-2019   Jerry Herman – Born in Manhattan and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey by middle-class Jewish parents. At the age of seventeen, he was introduced to songwriter Frank Loesser, who urged him to continue composing. Herman is best remembered for the musicals Hello DollyMame, and La Cage aux Folles. He is the only composer/lyricist to have had three original productions open on Broadway at the same time. In 1982 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1985 Herman was diagnosed HIV-positive. His life-partner at the time, Martin Finkelstein, died of AIDS in 1990. In 1996, Herman’s memoir, Showtune, was published. Herman was openly gay and at the time of his death was with real estate broker, Terry Marler.

1932 – American actor Nick Adams (July 10, 1931 – February 7, 1968) is born on this day. The blonde actor usually played neurotics or comic sidekick roles (such as Andy Griffith’s friend Ben in No Time For Sergeants). Before he got into acting, Adams was a well-known Hollywood hustler with reputation for having the biggest man-part in town. He was the roommate of James Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) and friend of Elvis Presley. . and his reported drug consumption made his private life the subject of many reports and assertions by some writers who have claimed Adams may have been gay or bisexual. Adams tragically took his own life at age 36 in 1968, shortly after Elvis’ marriage and birth of daughter Lisa Marie.


Billie Holiday recorded “Billie’s Blues

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


The US music show Your Hit Parade premiered on NBC-TV. The program, which featured vocalists covering the top hits of the week, had been on radio since 1935. It moved to CBS in 1958 but was canceled the following year, unable to cope with the rising popularity of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Pop culture:


New York radio station WINS announced the hiring of pioneer Rock disc jockey Alan Freed to be the host of their Rock ‘n’ Roll Party. As he did on his earlier Moondog’s Rock ‘n’ Roll House Party Show on WJW in Cleveland, Freed programmed records by Black R&B artists that many White teenagers had never heard before. Freed is often credited with popularizing the term “Rock and Roll”, although the phrase was first used in 1942 by Billboard magazine columnist Maurie Orodenker to describe upbeat recordings.

07-10-1954   Neil Tennant – Born in North Shields, Northumberland, England. He is an English musician, singer, songwriter, journalist, and co-founder of the duo Pet Shop Boys. In the 80s, he wrote for the magazine Smash Hits and was an assistant editor for a while. Tennant has been openly gay since 1994, coming out publicly in an interview with Attitude magazine. He is also a patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (2013 photo by Henry Laurisch – Berlin)

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

July 10, 1963

“Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Pedophile: Rolf Harris had a hold on #1 on the Easy Listening chart.


Sonny & Cher debuted on the chart,  “I Got You Babe”. They would score 20 hits over the next eight years.

07-10-1965 Alec Mapa – Born in San Francisco, California. He is an American-Filipino actor, comedian, and writer. His first professional break was when he was cast for the role of Song Liling 

Alec Mapa

in the Broadway production on M. Butterfly. He later gained notoriety for the roles of Adam Benet in Half & Half and Suzuki St. Pierre in Ugly Betty. Mapa is also known for his recurring role as Vern in Desperate Housewives. He is openly gay and lends his support to various projects supporting the LGBT and Asian American communities. In 2008, he married Jamison Hebert. They had been dating since 2002.

07-10-1965   Dominic Hannigan – Born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. He is an Irish politician. Hannigan was Senator from July 2007 to February 2011. In the 2011 general election, he topped the poll in Meath East. In doing so 

he became one of the first of two openly gay people to be elected to Dáil Éireann (the lower house and principal chamber of the Irish legislature). In January 2012, Hannigan was elected Chairman of the Joint Committee on EU Affairs. Hannigan also became the first member of the Irish legislature to enter a same-sex marriage, although he had to travel to London to do it. He married his partner of over two decades on New Year’s Eve, 2014.

1965 – Actor/comedian Alec Mapa (born July 10, 1965) is born. He is a Fillipino-American actor, comedian and writer. He got his first professional break when he was cast to replace B. D. Wong for the role of Song Liling in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. He gained recognition for roles such as Adam Benet on Half & Half, Suzuki St. Pierre on Ugly Betty and Vern on Desperate Housewives. Mapa recurred as Renzo on Switched at Birth. Mapa co-hosted the Logo network reality dating game show Transamerican Love Story with Calpernia Addams in 2008. In 2013, he debuted in his own one-man showAlec Mapa: Baby Daddy, which was made into a concert film and premiered on Showtime in 2015. Mapa is gay and lends his support to various projects supporting the gay, lesbian, and Asian American communities. In 2008, Mapa legally married Jamison “Jamie” Hebert, after dating since 2002. On the TV series The Gossip Queens, Mapa stated in the opening episode that he and his husband had adopted a 5-year-old boy.

07-10-1969 Alexandra Hedison – Born in Los Angeles, California, She is an American photographer, director, and actress. She has appeared on television, including 

Alexandra Hedison

Showtime’s The L Word (she was the character, Dylan Moreland). Her photographs are represented in public and private collections worldwide. She has had solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the US and Europe. Hedison was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 2001 to 2004. In April 2014, she married actress Jodie Foster.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The Austrian Parliament decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.

The national organization of Daughters of Bilitis is disbanded. Local chapters are free to continue as independent entities. The Daughters of Bilitis was the first lesbian rights organization in the United States. The organization, founded in 1955 by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon in San Francisco, was conceived as a social alternative to lesbian bars which were subject to raids and police harassment. As the DOB gained members, their focus shifted to providing support to women who were afraid to come out. The DOB educated them about their rights and about gay history. The historian Lillian Faderman declared, “Its very establishment in the midst of witch-hunts and police harassment was an act of courage, since members always had to fear that they were under attack, not because of what they did, but merely because of who they were.” The Daughters of Bilitis endured for 14 years, becoming an educational resource for lesbians, gay men, researchers and mental health professionals. Bilitis is the name given to a fictional lesbian contemporary of Sappho by the French poet Pierre Louÿs in his 1894 work The Songs of Bilitis in which Bilitis lives on the Isle of Lesbos alongside Sappho. 

1971: The Austrian Parliament decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.


Ann Arbor, Michigan, passes the first comprehensive gay and lesbian municipal rights ordinance.

 Jim Foster and Madeleine Davis are the first openly gay and lesbian people to address a major party presidential nominating convention, the Democratic National Convention, held in Miami Beach, Florida. They called upon the party to add a gay rights plank to the platform. The plank was defeated. Jim Foster (November 19, 1934 – October 31, 1990) was an American LGBT rights and Democratic activist. He became active in the early gay rights movement when he moved to San Francisco following his undesirable discharge from the Army in 1959 for being homosexual. Foster co-founded the Society for Individual Rights (SIR), an early homophile organization, in 1964. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein credits SIR and the gay vote with generating her margin of victory in her election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969. Madeleine Davis (born 1940) is a noted gay rights activist. In 1970 she was a founding member of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, the first gay rights organization in Western New York. In 1972, Davis taught the first course on lesbianism in the United States. She was also a founding member of HAG Theater, the first all-lesbian theater company in the US.


David Bowie played the first of five dates at The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the recordings of which made up the David Live album released later that year. The album catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans.

July 10, 1975

Cher filed for a divorce from Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, only 10 days after their marriage.  She would change her mind a few days later, but the pair eventually split for good in 1979.

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

1985 –

“Given a choice between sharing a park with homosexuals or a bunch of white-sheeted, racist, hate-peddling losers, we think we would prefer homosexuals.” This quote is from an editorial in the Texas Daily News regarding an upcoming anti-gay rally by the Ku Klux Klan.

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

07-10-1991   Angel Haze – Born Raykeea Raeen-Roes Wilson in Detroit, Michigan. Her father was African-American, her mother is a Native American Cherokee. She is an American rapper and singer. She raps homophobia, rape culture, and racism. Wilson is pansexual and genderqueer. In a 2016 interview with 

BuzzFeed, she stated, “I sound like four people when I get written about as ‘they’. It drives me crazy. If you call me ‘him’ or ‘her’ it doesn’t matter to me. I don’t consider myself of any sex. I consider myself an experience.” Wilson is self-taught in Cherokee language and celebrates her multiracial heritage. In 2014, she was in a relationship with Ireland Baldwin. They broke up a year later.

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


Dolly Parton began a tour, her first major tour in 10 years, at the Irving Plaza in New York City.


Arista Records announced a September release date for Barry Manilow‘s next album, “The Greatest Songs of the Seventies”. This was his third volume of decade-driven, covers albums, the first two of which sold nearly 1.7 million copies in the United States combined.

2009 – Michael Herrera, 26, brutally murders Cesar Torres, 39, in El Paso, Texas. Herrera is charged with murder and receives a 25-year prison sentence. Torres was transgender.

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 10 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-10

Jul 10, 2017 — 1970 – The national organization of Daughters of Bilitis is disbanded. Local chapters are free to continue as independent entities. 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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