July 12, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

07-12-1866 – 01-29-1929   La Goulue (b. Louise Weber) – Born into a Jewish family from Alsace, France. The family moved near Paris, where her mother worked in a laundry. Weber loved to dance as a young girl. At the age of 16, she would “borrow” a customer’s dress and sneak off to the dance halls. Dancing at small clubs around Paris, Weber became a popular personality, liked for both her dancing skills, charm, and audacious behavior. Because of her habit of picking up a customer’s glass and quickly downing the contents while dancing past his table, she was affectionately nicknamed La Goulue (The Glutton). Weber became the dance partner of Valentin le Désossé, a wine merchant 

who danced in his spare time. When the Moulin Rouge opened in Montmartre they performed the cancan. Weber stole the show and was booked as a permanent headliner. She was the highest-paid entertainer of her day and one of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s favorite subjects. Her lover was La Môme Fromage (The Cheesy Girl), another famous cancan dancer at the Moulin Rouge. In 1895, she left the Moulin Rouge and invested in a show of her own, which failed. Weber became depressed and drank heavily. In 1928, alcoholic and destitute, she ending up selling peanuts, cigarettes, and matches near the Moulin Rouge. Few recognized the severely overweight and haggard former Queen of Montmartre. She died a year later.

1908

Milton Berle, Mr Television, born. He died in 2002. Often in drag for comedy, Uncle Milty was known as having the biggest penis on TV, until Patrick Stewart of Star Trek Next gen.

Elvis Presley was twice on his popular network TV show in 1956 – one broadcast in colour not black n white, as most tvs were.

Often in drag for comedy, Uncle Milty was known as having the biggest penis on TV, until Patrick Stewart of Star Trek Next gen.

07-12-1934 – 02-27-2013 Van Cliburn (Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn Jr.) Born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958, at the age of 23, when he won the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition 

Van Cliburn

in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Van Cliburn toured domestically and overseas. He played for royalty, heads of state, and every U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama. In 1998, Cliburn was named in a lawsuit by his domestic partner of seventeen years, mortician Thomas Zaremba. Zaremba claimed entitlement to a portion of Cliburn’s income. The lawsuit was rejected because palimony suits are not permitted in Texas unless the relationship is based on a written agreement. On August 27, 2012, Cliburn’s publicist announced that the pianist had advanced bone cancer. Cliburn died in 2013. His obituary lists as his only survivor his “friend of long-standing,” Thomas J. Smith. It was well known in the music world that Van Cliburn was gay.

07-12-1918 Doris Grumbach – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American novelist, biographer, literary critic, and essayist. She taught at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. In 1971, after raising her children, Grumbach left her husband. In 

Doris Grumbach

1972, she divorced her husband and began a relationship with Sybil Pike, who became and remains her life partner. Among the books she has written is The Ladies, published in 1984. It’s the true story of Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, who defied all conventions of their eighteenth-century Irish homeland and eloped to Llangollen, Wales, where they lived as a married couple. Grumbach was also the literary editor of The New Republic for several years. She taught creative writing at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. Since 1985, she and her partner, Sybil Pike, own and operate their bookstore, Wayward Books, in Sargentville, Maine. In 2009, they sold their house and bookstore and moved to a Quaker retirement community in Pennsylvania. Grumbach continues to write, contributing pieces of memoir and articles on old age to the American Scholar. She turned 100 years old.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

07-12-1948 Richard Simmons – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an American fitness personality and actor. Simmons is well known for his weight-loss aerobic videos Sweatin’ to the Oldies and

Richard Simmons

 for his eccentric, flamboyant, and energetic personality. Simmons had a four-year period playing himself on the American soap opera General Hospital. He had his own television show, The Richard Simmons Show, which he focused on personal health, fitness, exercise, and healthy cooking. He has never publicly discussed his sexuality. It is accepted that he is gay.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

July 12, 1957

Alan Freed‘s show The Big Beat debuts on ABC-TV with guests The Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Knox and Connie Francis. The show was later canceled by episode 13,  in which Frankie Lymon was seen dancing with a White girl, which reportedly offended the management of ABC’s local affiliates in the southern states.

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

pop culture

1969

The Ballad of John and Yoko” was banned by many radio stations because they found the line “Christ, you know it ain’t easy” to be offensive.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

July 12, 1970

Janis Joplin debuted with her new group, the Full Tilt Boogie Band, before 4,000 people in Louisville, Kentucky. Less than three months later, she would be dead from a heroin overdose.

pop culture

Johnny Cash presented an autographed gold record of “A Boy Named Sue” to South Dakota judge Sue Hicks, who was the inspiration for the song.

Jaason Simmons

07-12-1970 Jaason Simmons – Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He is an Australian actor best known for the role of 

Logan Fowler on the TV series Baywatch. He came out in March 2008 issue of Australian New Idea magazine with his fiancé, Irish actor John O’Callaghan.

1971

13,000 people packed the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh to see the first authorized staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The work was the brainchild of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and made its debut as a record album, which became the top seller of 1971. Scores of unlicensed concert productions sprang up in the U.S. in the wake of the album’s success, so Webber and Rice came up with their own concert and theatrical versions, one of which opened on Broadway in October 1971.

1972:

 At the Democratic National Convention, Madeline Davis, representing the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, and Society for Individual Rights leader Jim Foster are the first speakers to advocate lesbian and gay rights at a national political convention.

Michael Jackson released the single “Ben”. A love song to a rat who can read, from a movie sequel to Willard.

1975

Elton John’s song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” rose from 51 to 25 on this date.

Olivia Newton-John had control of the Adult Contemporary chart with “Please Mr. Please”.

07-12-1975 Cheyenne Jackson – Born in Spokane, Washington. He is an American actor and singer-songwriter. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other stage roles, as well as 

Cheyenne Jackson

film and television roles, concert singing, and music recordings. He appeared in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated film United 93, in which he portrayed Mark Bingham. In concert, Jackson has sold out Carnegie Hall twice. Jackson is an LGBT rights supporter. He is an international ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and is also a national ambassador and spokesperson for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to serving the needs of LGBT youth. In October 2013, Jackson announced he was dating actor Jason Landau. They were married in September 2014.

Kyrsten Sineman

07-12-1976 Kyrsten Sineman – Born in Tucson, Arizona.

She is an American Democratic politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona’s 9th district. She is openly bisexual.

Michelle Rodriquez

07-12-1978 Michelle Rodriquez – Born in San Antonio, Texas. She is an American actress, screenwriter, and disc jockey.  

She is known for her role as Letty Ortiz in the blockbuster film The Fast & Furious (2001), reprising her role in its sequels Fast & Furious (2009), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015). In October 2013, she came out as bisexual during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

in Pop Culture: This was when Heterosexuals stopped copying gay men

1979

Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

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

1980

Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third UK No.1 single.

the Soundtrack to “Urban Cowboy” which starred John Travolta and Debra Winger was #9 on the LP USA Charts

1984: 

Walter Mondale chooses New York congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, the first female vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket

1986

“Culture Club” lead singer Boy George was charged in London with possession of heroin. Following raids earlier in the week, four people, including the singer’s brother, Kevin O’Dowd, were charged with conspiring to supply Boy George (born George O’Dowd) with the drug. Boy George, who said he was under treatment for heroin addiction, was later fined $500.

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

Homophobe, do not care if self loathing “op culture”

1992

“Guns N’ Roses” singer Axl Rose was arrested at New York’s JFK International Airport on a warrant from St. Louis prosecutors. Rose was wanted on charges stemming from a riot during a 1991 “Guns N’ Roses” concert. He was released on $100,000 bond.

1993

Prince performed a concert at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota to benefit a community radio station.

1994

thousands of people gathered in New York’s Times Square as the finale of Barbra Steisand’s Madison Square Garden concert was shown live on a huge TV screen. Her closing number was “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.”

the faux lesbian marketed pop culture:

1998

The Spice Girls backed out of a promise to perform a free concert at Toronto’s City Hall, choosing instead to appear on the Canadian television show Much Music.

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2022/0712/1309829-are-spice-girls-planning-a-25th-anniversary-release/

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

2002

Canada – The road to Marriage equality began on July 12, 2002, when Justice LaForme, for a unanimous Ontario Superior Court of Justice, released a landmark decision that would pave the way towards gay marriage in Ontario and across North America. The Ontario Superior Court ruled that prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional and violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court gave Ontario two years to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

As a result of the Ontario ruling, the Alberta government passes a bill banning same-sex marriages and defines marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. The province says it will use the notwithstanding clause to avoid recognizing same-sex marriages if Ottawa amends the Marriage Act.

2003

After coming out as gay and leaving the leather metal band, Rob Halford of Judas Priest announced he had rejoined the group for their first album and tour in 13 years.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2019

Forty Years Later, Disagreement About Disco Demolition Night

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Veeck presented his idea for a Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park. It would take place between games of a twi-night doubleheader against …

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It’s the 43rd Anniversary of Disco Demolition Night at …

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Tonight (July 12th) marks the 43rd anniversary of the infamous “Disco Demolition Night” at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. In

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 12 – Ronni Sanlo

https://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-july-12

Jul 12, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – July 12. 1817 – Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) is born in Concord, Massachusetts.

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.

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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

However:

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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