July 13, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

100 BC, Italy – Caius Julius Caesar (July 13, 100 BC – March, 15, 44 BC), is born in Rome.  He had an affair with Nicomedes IV of Bithynia early in his career according to some historians. The tales were repeated, referring to Caesar as the Queen of Bithynia by some Roman politicians as a way to humiliate him. Catullus wrote two poems suggesting that Caesar and his engineer Mamurra were lovers, but later apologized. Mark Antony charged that Octavian had earned his adoption by Caesar through sexual favors. Suetonius described Antony’s accusation of an affair with Octavian as political slander. Octavian eventually became the first Roman Emperor as Augustus.

1863 – Mary Emma Woolley (July 13, 1863 – September 5, 1947) is born today. She was an American educator, peace activist and women’s suffrage supporter. She was the first female student to attend Brown University and served as the 11th President of Mount Holyoke College from 1900 to 1937. She taught at Wheaton Seminary and at Wellesley College, then served as the 11th President of Mount Holyoke College from 1900-1937.

Woolley met Jeannette Augustus Marks, then a student at Wellesley. Beginning in 1899, the two women lived in a life-partnership for fifty-five years. At the age of 38, Woolley became the 11th President of Mount Holyoke College, one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. She stayed in that position from 1900 to 1937. After her retirement, Woolley remained an active social advocate and spent much of her time lecturing. On September 30, 1944, she suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage which partially paralyzed her. She spent the final three years of her life in a wheelchair and Marks cared for her until her death in 1947.

1888 – According to an article in Ohio’s Springfield Daily Republic, James Chesser marries George Ann Holly who is actually one George Burton, discovered to be a male person after a medical exam. They are a young interracial couple living in Fort Smith, Arkansas from May to July of 1888. Both men were charged with sodomy. This is thought to be the first case where two men were duly married to one another.

1934 – Hitler gave a speech in response to retaliation that occurred after the murder of Ernst Rohm. The speech equated being homosexual with being a traitor.

1935, France – Monique Wittig (July 13, 1935 – January 3, 2003) is born in Haut-Rhin, France. She was a French author and feminist theorist and one of the founders of the Mouvement de Libration des Femmes (MLF) (Women’s Liberation Movement). On August 26, 1970, accompanied by numerous other women, she put flowers under the Arc de Triomphe to honor the wife of The Unknown Soldier; this symbolic action was considered to be the founding event of French feminism. Wittig was one of the first feminist theorists to interrogate heterosexuality as not just sexuality, but as a political regime. Defining herself as a radical lesbian, she and other lesbians during the early 1980s in France and Quebec reached a consensus that “radical lesbianism” posits heterosexuality as a political regime that must be overthrown.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 – Daniel Joseph “Danny” Lockin (July 13, 1943 – August 21, 1977) was an American actor and dancer who appeared on stage, television, and film. He was best known for his portrayal of the character Barnaby Tucker in the 1969 film Hello, Dolly!. On the night of August 21, 1977, Lockin went to a gay bar in Garden Grove, California and left the bar with Charles Leslie Hopkins who already had a police record, and was on probation at the time. Several hours later, Hopkins called police to say that a man had entered his apartment and tried to rob him. Upon arrival, police found Lockin’s body on the floor of Hopkin’s apartment. He had been stabbed 100 times, and bled to death. His body had also been mutilated after death. Hopkins claimed he had no idea how the dead body got in his apartment. He was arrested, convicted of voluntary manslaughter, and sentenced to a four-year prison term.

07-13-1944 Joan Elizabeth Biren (known as JEB) – Born in Washington, D.C. She is an internationally recognized documentary

 artist. Her photographic and film work has chronicled the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people for more than thirty years. Her papers and visual materials will be permanently archived at the Sophia Smith Collection, the premier women’s history collection, at Smith College. Many of her photographs are located at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  George Washington University houses a collection of photographs used in Queerly Visible: 1971-1991. She stated, “My thing was to take pictures of the people that other people weren’t taking pictures of, to make visible what was invisible…I always try to present the entire diversity of our community. That’s always very much in my mind in all of my work.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-13-1954 – 08-21-1994   Danitra Vance – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was 

an American comedian and actress, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live during its eleventh season. Vance was the first African American woman to become an SNL repertory player in 1985 and also the first lesbian cast member. In 1986, she was awarded an NAACP Image Award. In the film, Jumpin’ at the Boneyard, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Her sexual orientation never became public knowledge until her death. She died of breast cancer and was survived by her longtime girlfriend, Jones Miller.

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

1967 –  Dale Peck (born 1967) is born. He is an American novelist, critic, and columnist. His 2009 novel, Sprout, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children’s/Young Adult literature, and was a finalist for the Stonewall Book Award in the Children’s and Young Adult Literature category. Peck’s output has been steady and varied; his recent work includes forays into pop culture, film and television criticism, queer theory and children’s literature. He is currently a columnist for Out.

1968 – Robert Gant (born Robert John Gonzalez; July 13, 1968) is born. He is an American actor. Between 2002 and 2005, Gant appeared on television in Showtime’s Queer as Folk as Ben Bruckner, his best-known role to date. Gant supports such organizations as Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH).

1969: The New York Times notes that filming is under way for the movie version of Matt Crowley’s play The Boys in the Band, which is scheduled for release the following March.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In response to a letter asking if she considered homosexuality a disease, advice columnist Dear Abby responded “No! It is the inability to love at all which I consider an emotional illness.”

1973

Queen released their self-titled debut album on EMI Records.

Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’.

Caribou by Elton John took over as the #1 album after debuting at #5 in its first week on the USA Charts

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

1980

singer Bryan Ferry collapsed in France from a kidney infection. The remainder of a European tour by his group, “Roxy Music,” was cancelled.

1981, Canada – Toronto City council appoints former journalist-turned-lawyer Arnold Bruner to conduct study into relations between the police and the gay community. The appointment is made five months after the infamous Toronto bathhouse raids. 

1982,

France – The Ministry of Health removes homosexuality from its official list of “mental illnesses.”

The US House of Representatives voted to begin an investigation into reports that a major homosexual prostitution ring was operating in Congress. After a year of hearings no evidence was presented to support the allegations. The reports were the result of accusations from a former page who flunked a lie detector test.

1984

Appearing on a San Francisco talk show, Jerry Falwell offers $5,000 to anyone who can prove he once called the Metropolitan Community Church “vile and Satanic” and its members “brute beasts.” Gay activists immediately produce a video tape of the March 11 “Old Time Gospel Hour”, in which Falwell not only said exactly that, but added that there will “be a celebration in heaven” when the MCC is “annihilated.” When Falwell refuses to pay the $5,000 as promised, the activists take him to court and successfully sue him for the money.

Brothers, the first American television show with an openly gay lead character (brother Cliff, played by Paul Regina), premiers on the Showtime cable network. It runs for five seasons.

1985

At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. Andrew Ridgeley was also on stage and performed background vocals.

In November 2004, the concert was released on DVD worldwide.

Tears for Fears bow out of performing at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s star-studded charity concert for famine relief in Africa, after two members of their band quit. The group donates concert funds to the cause, but feels the weight of Geldof’s disapproval. TFF’s Roland Orzabal says, “He made us feel very guilty. All those millions of people dying, it was all our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.”  Blogger Nina notes – Hitler had no problem with masses dying, that was his idea.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger debut their video for “Dancing in the Street” at Live Aid. Bowie also performs “Heroes” at Wembley Stadium.

Piggybacking on Live Aid, top Australian acts play a benefit concert in Sydney called Oz For Africa. INXSLittle River Band and Men At Work are all on the bill.

Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

Madonna is featured in Penthouse magazine with pictures lifted from a soft-core porn film she had made years earlier. Most of these photos had already been published in Spin magazine.

1986

Joan Baez closed Toronto’s Mariposa Folk Festival, then appeared barefoot at a news conference. She said that the recent Amnesty International benefit concerts had overcome her usual state of being cynical about all-star events.

1987

Madonna donated the US$400,000 proceeds from a Madison Square Garden concert to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

07-13-1988 Colton Haynes – Born in Andale, Kansas. He is an American actor and model. Haynes is best known for his role as 

Colton Haynes

Jackson Whittemore in MTV’s series Teen Wolf and as Roy Harper/Arsenal in the television series Arrow. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in May 2016, Haynes came out as gay.

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

1995

Sony announces that it has accepted a $40 million buyout of George Michael’s contract, following the singer’s request. The company would retain the rights to his back catalog, a greatest hits album and would receive 3% of retail sales of his next two albums.  Michael then signed with David Geffen’s new Dreamworks label in North America, and with Virgin Records for the rest of the world. In 1994, Michael lost a bid to break his multi-album contract with Sony, which he claimed amounted to “professional slavery.”

1998 – A full-page ad claiming gay men and lesbians can overcome their sexuality by becoming Christian ran in the New York Times. The ads were opposed by many in the scientific and medical communities, including Dr. Dean Hamer (born 1951) of the National Institutes of Health who said the ads “fly in the face of scientific fact and are at odds with what we know from biological and psychological sciences.” Hamer is an American geneticistauthor, and filmmaker. He is known for his research on the role of genetics in sexual orientation and human behavior, contributions to biotechnology and HIV/AIDS prevention, and popular books and documentaries on a wide range of topics.

1999 – Dr. Dean Edell wrote that “An investigation into the size of male sex organs reveals that homosexuals are generally better endowed than heterosexuals. This is a study done by the Kinsey Institute and researchers say there may be some relationship between innate sexual orientation tendencies and the size of genitalia. Researchers say they surveyed data gathered on 5,172 men and found penis sizes to be larger in homosexuals than heterosexuals based on five measurement standards. One reason for the differences in penile dimensions could be variations in prenatal hormone levels, according to the study published in the journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior.”

1999 – The Vatican ordered Rev. Robert Nugent and Sister Jeannine Gramick to end their Maryland-based 22-year ministry to gays and lesbians. Jeannine Gramick, S.L., (born 1942) is a Catholic religious and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights as a co-founder of New Ways Ministry. Robert Nugent, a Catholic priest, became nationally known for his pastoral work with gay men and lesbians, a ministry that was officially ended in 1999 when the Vatican declared it “erroneous and dangerous.”

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

2000 – “Love In Action’s” ex-gay poster boy Wade Richards revealed that “his sexual orientation has not in fact changed, I am and always have been a homosexual, and I do not believe that ex-gay ministries can ever change an individual’s sexual orientation.”

2003 – Gay activists took over the general assembly of the Church of England demanding equality for gays in the church.

2008

Joan Jett plays a murder victim on the “Reunion” episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her character hosts a show called Rock ‘n Talk before she meets her demise.

2009 – Opening of the Lateisha Green murder trial that lasts four weeks. Dwight DeLee is found guilty of a hate crime in the murder of the 22-year old transgender woman. DeLee is the second person in the country to be convicted of a hate crime for killing a transgender person.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2016 –  Army Reserve officer Tammy Smith becomes the first openly gay U.S. general in American history. Tammy Smith (born c. 1963) is a Major General of the U.S. Army Reserve. She received her confirmation to Major General on July 13th, 2016 and was formally promoted to the position in a ceremony at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, Korea. Major General Smith is the Deputy Commanding General-Sustainment for Eighth Army. She also became the first female general officer to serve in an Eighth Army headquarters-level position. Prior to this position, she served as the Commanding General of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), and served for a year in the Afghanistan War. Smith married Tracey Hepner on 31 March 2012, in a ceremony at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was officiated by a military chaplain. The District of Columbia began recognizing same-sex marriages in 2010, but because Smith was in the Army she could not enter into a marriage until after Don’t ask, don’t tell was repealed. She is the first openly-gay U.S. flag officer to come out while serving since the repeal of the policy. Smith and her spouse Tracey Hepner area active in volunteer military family support events.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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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