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L, G, B & T Stories July 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

07-11-1895 – 04-10-1941 Dolly Wilde – Born in London, England. She was the niece of Oscar Wilde. In 

1914, she went to France and drove an ambulance during WWI. During that time, around 1917 or 1918, she had an affair with Standard Oil heiress Marion “Joe” Carstairs. Although she attracted to both men and women, she was primarily a lesbian. Her longest relationship was with out lesbian American writer, Natalie Clifford Barney, starting in 1927 until her death in 1941. In 1939 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The following year, with the Germans approaching Paris, she fled to England. She died in 1941 of “causes unascertainable,” according to the coroner’s inquest—possible cancer or a drug overdose.

07-11-1931 – 07-08-2018  Tab Hunter (born Arthur Andrew Kelm) – Born in New York City, New York, he grew up in Long Beach, California. He was an American actor, singer, and 

Tab Hunter

author who has starred in over 40 films. Hunter had a 1957 hit record with the song Young Love, which was number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for six weeks. In 1958, Hunter starred in the musical Damn Yankees. Hunter was Warner Bros.’ top money-grossing star from 1955 through 1959. In the 1980s he became a cult star appearing in Lust in the DustPolyester, and Grease 2.  In his autobiography, Hunter acknowledged that he is gay. A 2015 documentary about his life, Tab Hunter Confidential, was directed by Jeffrey Schwarz and produced by Hunter’s partner, Allan Glaser. It’s available on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. On July 8th, he passed away due to a blood clot. He is survived by his husband, studio executive, Allan Glaser.

1934, Italy – Giorgio Armani (July 11, 1934) is born. He is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer that Italy has produced. Armani is an intensely private man, but has publicly identified as bisexual. He had a longstanding relationship with architect Sergio Galeotti, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1985.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

07-11-1946 – 10-12-1999 Martin Wong – Born in Portland, Oregon. He was a U.S. painter of the late twentieth century. He was

Martin Wong

 active in the San Francisco Bay area art scene, including set designer for the performance art groups, The Cockettes, and Angels of Light. Two of Wong’s paintings are in the collection of the Whitney Museum in NYC. He was openly gay. He died in San Francisco from an AIDS-related illness in 1999.

1946 – Vito Russo (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990) is born. When he published the first edition of The Celluloid Closet in 1981, there was little question that it was a groundbreaking book. Today it is still one of the most informative and provocative books written about gay people and popular culture. Russo was diagnosed with HIV in 1985, and died of AIDS-related complications in 1990. His work was posthumously brought to television in the 1996 HBO documentary film The Celluloid Closet, co-executive produced and narrated by Lily Tomlin.

1946 – Jack Wrangler, born John Robert Stillman (July 11, 1946 – April 7, 2009) is born. Billed professionally as Jack Wrangler, he was an American gay and straight pornographic film actortheatrical producer, and director and writer. Open about his homosexuality and adult film work throughout his career, Wrangler was considered an icon of the gay-liberation movement.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

July 11, 1959

Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

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


“People” by Barbra Streisand remained #1 for the third week on the Adult chart. and dropped to #7 on the pop chart

1966 – Oklahoma County Attorney Curtis Harris revealed that 26 teachers and school administrators in Oklahoma City had resigned following a six-month investigation into “alleged homosexual activity.”

07-11-1968 Esera Tuaolo – Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a former American professional football player. He was a defensive tackle in the NFL for nine years. Tuaolo is of Samoan ancestry. In 2002, after retiring from football, he came out as gay on HBO’s 

Esera Tuaolo

Real Sports. He has since worked with the NFL to combat homophobia in the league and is a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation. He also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, to share his coming out story. Tualolo’s autobiography, Alone in the Trenches: My Life As a Gay Man in the NFL, was released in 2006.

July 11, 1969

‘Space Oddity’ by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but had to be re-released before it became a hit, later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and possibly the music video for ‘Blackstar’.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

07-11-1971 Leisha Hailey – Born in Okinawa, Japan to American parents, she grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. She is an American 

Leisha Hailey

actress and musician. Hailey is known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime series The L Word. As a musician, she was in the pop duo The Murmurs and has continued her music career as part of the band Un Huh Her. She co-wrote the Shakira hit song Don’t Bother. At 17, she came out as gay. Hailey dated k.d. lang for nearly five years until the relationship ended in 2001.

1977: Diversions and Delights, a one-man play starring Vincent Price as Oscar Wilde, has its world premiere in San Francisco. Nine months later, it moves to Broadway.

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

1984: Boston Mayor Ray Flynn approves a gay rights ordinance that prohibits job and credit discrimination against lesbians and gay men.

1986, New Zealand – The NZ Homosexual Law Reform Act of 1986 decriminalizes consensual sex between men. Homosexual male sex had been illegal in NZ since 1840.

07-11-1986 Sharnee Zoll-Norman – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an American WNBA point guard for the 

Sharnee Zoll-Norman

Chicago Sky team. Although she had mentioned her wife, Serita Norman, in previous interviews, she never formally came out until a June 2013 interview with the Windy City Times, stating “If I was straight, I wouldn’t have to come out and say that I was straight. So I’ve never had an official coming-out or something where I felt I had to announce that I was gay. But everyone knows. I wear my wedding ring proudly.”

1987 — Dr. Tom Waddell (November 1, 1937 – July 11, 1987) dies on this day. He was a gay American sportsman and competitor at the 1968 Summer Olympics who founded the Gay Olympics in 1982 in San Francisco. The international sporting event was later renamed the Gay Games after the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sued Waddell for using the word “Olympic” in the original name. The Gay Games are held every four years. Waddell was a father, a versatile athlete and a physician. He died of complications from AIDS.

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


Hong Kong repeals its sodomy laws.

Muscatine, Iowa’s public library board held a meeting to discuss the possible removal of books about gays and lesbians from the shelves. The proposal was defeated, and of the 75 residents who attended the meeting only one was in favor of the proposal.


Michael Jackson’s spokesman, Lee Solters, denied that Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married, but they were.


George Michael signs a two-album deal split among two labels: Virgin in the UK and Dreamworks SKG in America. As part of the deal, Sony Records is paid $40 million to release Michael from his contract; after releasing his 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, he refused to record for the label and filed a lawsuit seeking release from his contract, which he lost.


Italy – The Vatican condemns a decision by municipal authorities in Pisa, Italy to recognize a lesbian marriage. The women had been together for eleven years.

MTV premiered the special “Beastiography” about the Beastie Boys.


Aimee and Jaguar – Film shown on this date at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Directed by Max Faberbock, it is a German drama set in Berlin during WWII based on the actual lives of Lily Wust and Felice Schragenheim during that time. It’s a great film . The music score is wonderful. The Book is better.

Aimee and Jaguar - film

Adulting out of Puetro Rico’s Official Boy Band, Menudo – Ricky Martin started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’. A US No.1 for 5 weeks. The song was the first No.1 song to be recorded, edited, and mixed totally on a DAW (digital audio workstation).

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


UK – Britain’s House of Lords repeals the notorious anti-gay Section 28, the Thatcher era law that banned any mention of homosexuality in schools.


AOL Music’s “First View” began ‘airing’ the worldwide exclusive premiere of Lisa Marie Presley’s video for the single “Sinking In.”


Bobby Brown turned himself in to Georgia police to face assault and battery charges against wife, Whitney Houston.

2006 – The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago orders Southern Illinois University to officially recognize the Christian Legal Society, a student group that excludes membership to gays and people who support LGBT issues, while a lawsuit against the university proceeds. The injunction allows the group to use university facilities and receive funding from the public institution even though the school’s own policies and state law bars discrimination against gays.

2007 – Florida state Rep. Bob Allen (Republican), a co-chair of John McCain’s Florida presidential campaign, was arrested for trying to charge a cop $20 for oral sex in a park restroom in Titusville, FL. During his time in the Florida legislature, Allen was a staunch supporter of anti-gay legislation.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2012 – Jane Lynch, Billie Jean King, Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts, LGBT leader Urvashi Vaid and other influential lesbians form their own political action group to fundraise and lobby on issues that impact lesbians in the U.S. LPAC provides financial backing to pro-lesbian candidates, whether Democrats or Republicans, male or female, gay or straight. Laura Ricketts is the daughter of Joe Ricketts, a Republican businessman who had donated large sums to an anti-Obama super PAC. His daughter, however, was a major donor to President Obama. While there are already women’s and LGBT groups — such as EMILY’s List and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund — LPAC bills itself as the first super PAC to specifically target lesbians, who are generally a small subset of these two communities.

2012 – Stacy Offner became the rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, Connecticut. Offner is an openly lesbian American rabbi and the first to be hired by a mainstream Jewish congregation, as well as the first female rabbi in Minnesota. She also became the first rabbi-elected chaplain of the Minnesota Senate, the first female vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism, and the first woman to serve on the national rabbinical pension board. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kenyon College and earned an M.A. in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College in New York. She also has an honorary degree from Hebrew Union College, where she was ordained in 1984.That year she became the first female rabbi in Minnesota but she was fired from her job as associate rabbi when she came out as a lesbian in 1987. She left with some of her congregants and in 1988 they founded Shir Tikvah, a Reform congregation in Minneapolis.  

07-11-2014 The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Utah’s bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex weddings performed after the state’s gay marriage ban was briefly lifted.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 11 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-11

Jul 11, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – July 11 · 1984 – Mayor Ray Flynn of Boston signs a gay rights ordinance into law. · 1986, New Zealand – The NZ Homosexual …

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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