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July 15, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1834, Spain – End of the Spanish Inquisition, abolished by Ferdinand VII’s widow Maria Christina. Between 1000 and 1600 people had been convicted of sodomy during that time and 170 were executed.

07-15-1890 – 01-21-1972   Florence Yoch – Born in Santa Ana, California. She was an American landscape architect in California. After graduating from college in 1915, she set up her business in Orange County and Pasadena. In 1921, she hired Lucile Council to work as her apprentice. The two women fell in love and became partners in work and in life. Her career included commissions for private residential clients, such as Jack Warner, George Cukor, and David O. Selznick, public parks, and film sets for Hollywood movies, including the grounds for Tara in Gone With the Wind. In 1960, Yoch and Council moved to the Monterey Peninsula. They focused on smaller commissions, creating personal gardens for clients in Carmel and Monterey. Yoch continued to work after Council’s death in 1964. In 1971 she wrote, “I am having fun this year doing the garden for the oldest wooden house in Monterey. A few days before her death in 1972, Yoch was at the garden she had designed for the Florence Doud House overlooking Monterey Bay, raking and planting, making sure everything was right. Her papers and sketchbooks are housed at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 

The top photo is of Florence Yoch 1915 – the bottom photo is of Florence Yoch & Lucile Council, courtesy of James & Nancy Yoch, Huntington Library, San Marino, California

07-15-1894 – 01-15-1978 Thérèse Bonney – Born in Syracuse, New 

York. She was an American photographer and publicist. Bonney is best known for her photos taken during WWII on the Russian-Finnish front. It earned her the Croix de Guerre in May 1941. Her books depicting the war include: War Comes to the People and Europes’ Children. Bonney engaged in “truth raids” in order to bring greater visibility to the world about the horrors of war. She was twice decorated for military honor and was the official photographer for the French Military. It is unknown if she was a lesbian, but she was friendly with other known lesbians. Bonney never married and was extremely private about her love life, which was common for LGBT people during the time she lived. She died in Paris, France in 1978.

June 15, 1911

The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in New York state. The firm was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.

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1914, Scotland – “Ring of Bright Water” author and naturalist Gavin Maxwell (July 15, 1914 – September 7, 1969) is born on this date. Though he had been involved with several women and was married for a year, his loves were the men in his life.

Iris Murdoch

07-15-1919 – 02-08-1999 Dame Iris Murdoch – Born in Dublin, Ireland. She was an Irish author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library’s 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. She married in 1956. The marriage lasted more than 40 years, even though her husband knew that she had “multiple affairs with both men and women, which on occasions he witnessed for himself.” She was made Dame in 1987. Murdoch was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1997 and died in 1999 at Oxford.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1947 – Birth date of Lambda Literary Award winning poet and author Michael Lassell (July 15, 1947). He has written extensively in the fields of design, travel, the arts, and LGBT studies. He lives in New York City.

07-15-1949   Peter Murphy – Born in Washington, D.C. He is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was one of eight out LGBT members of the Maryland General Assembly. In 2014, he was elected President of the Charles County Board of Commissioners.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-15-1953 Alicia Bridges – Born in Lawndale, North Carolina. 

Alicia Bridges

She is an American singer. Co-wrote and performed her international hit I Love the Nightlife in 1978. Bridges is openly lesbian. She stated that as a teenager, she realized she was “different from the rest,” as discussed during a 1998 interview for The Advocate. In 2009 Bridges was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

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

David Cicilline

07-15-1961 David Cicilline – Born in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. State Capital – Providence, Rhode Island. He served in that position form 2003 to 2011. Before he became mayor, he had been elected in 2010 as a U.S. Representative for Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district.

1962: In New York City, Randy Wicker talks listener-supported radio station WBAI into broadcasting a taped program in which seven gay people discuss homosexuality. Widely publicized in the local press, the program is believed to be the first favorable broadcast on the subject in the U.S. 1962 – In New York City, Randy Wicker (Feb. 3, 1938) talks listener-supported radio station WBAI into broadcasting a taped program in which seven gay people discuss homosexuality. Widely publicized in the local press, the program is probably the first favorable broadcast on the subject in the U.S. While it resulted in positive comments in several newspapers and magazines, a group of homophobic listeners contacted the FCC to challenge the station’s license. The complaint was rejected.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

June 15, 1974

ABBA’s second album (but first UK release), ‘Waterloo’ entered the UK chart for the first time peaking at No.28. The album’s title track won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

The album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John was still in the Top 10, 35 weeks after its release.

1975: Santa Cruz County, California, is the first US county to make job discrimination against gay men and lesbians illegal.


Unknown Pleasures, the debut long-player from British post-punk band Joy Division, is released. Although it does not chart, it becomes hugely influential and is widely critically acclaimed as one of the defining albums of the post-punk era.

On NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special,” Bob Welch welcomed Olivia Newton-John, Foxy, Fast Fontaine, and Thelma Houston.

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

1983: San Francisco’s legendary Hothouse baths closes its doors in the wake of growing concerns over the spread of AIDS.


 A frail and haggard Rock Hudson makes a public appearance at a press conference to help promote the new cable TV series of his longtime friend Doris Day. Publicists for the actor, attempting to cover up his HIV-Positive status, attribute his looks to “the aftereffects of the flu and a couple of sleepless nights.”

Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry’s solo album Boys and Girls was the top U.K. album.

Tears For Fears ruled the chart for a second week with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”; the Mary Jane Girls had song #7–“In My House”, Wham! was on the way down with “Everything She Wants”, Madonna registered her sixth consecutive Top 10 song with “Angel

Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears at #4 ;  Sade’s smooth Diamond Life at #8, Madonna at 9 with Like a Virgin


 The nation’s first and only gay savings and loan association, Atlas Savings and Loan of San Francisco, goes into receivership and closes it doors.

The Missouri Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the state’s sodomy law. John Ashcroft was Missouri’s governor at this time and went on to run the Department of Justice during the G.W. Bush administration.

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


“Dick Tracy,” starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, and Al Pacino, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

The book Behind the Mask by Dave Pallone (Oct. 5, 1951) debuts at #15 on the New York Times bestseller list. Pallone was a Major League Baseball umpire who was fired for being gay.

Canada- Police raid The Sex Garage’s After Party. The violence ignited 36 hours of clashes between Montreal’s LGBT community and the police force, which was accused at the time of harbouring a culture of homophobia. The Sex Garage raid is now widely considered to be Montreal’s Stonewall, after the New York City riots in 1969 that marked a turning point for the LGBT rights movement worldwide.

Sex Garage politicized a generation of LGBT activists who would change the Quebec political landscape, uniting gays and lesbians, and francophones and anglophones, in a common front. These activists would establish the Divers/Cité Pride March and political-action groups like La Table de concertation des gaies et lesbiennes du grand Montréal to successfully fight for LGBT civil rights and improve gay life in Montreal.

1991 – Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer (March 24, 1942) is informed by a military board that she is a great American, a great asset, a superb leader, that her many outstanding accomplishments have been admirable, that her 27 years of service have been of great value, and that she is to be discharged for being a lesbian. She was the highest ranking person to be discharged for homosexuality.

07-15-1991 Zach Wahls – Born in Marshfield, Wisconsin. He was raised by two moms. On January 31, 2011, Wahls addressed 

Zach Wahls

the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. A video of his testimony posted on YouTube went viral. He is an advocate for LGBT rights, and co-founder of Scouts for Equality. Wahls is an Eagle Scout.


The television special “The Lion King: A Musical Journey With Elton John” was shown on ABC the same day that Disney’s 32ndanimated feature film “The Lion King” opened in select U.S. cities.

The Disney film The Lion King hits theaters. A runaway hit, the movie takes in over $300 million in 1994, second only to Forrest Gump. The soundtrack goes Diamond, meaning over 10 million copies sold – a record for the soundtrack to an animated film.

New Beginning by Tracy Chapman was fourth,


The Beastie Boys host the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, with performers that include Sonic YouthSmashing Pumpkins and John Lee Hooker. About 100,000 attend the two shows, raising money for the Milarepa Fund.

1999 – A 1897 letter written by Oscar Wilde (Oct. 16, 1854 – Nov. 30, 1900) to novelist Henrietta Stannard (Jan. 13, 1856 – Dec. 11, 1911) fetched $18,745.00 at a Sotheby’s Auction. Stannard was not a lesbian but wrote under the name of John Strange Winter.

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

07-15-2003 Queer Eye For The Straight Guy first airs. The all-gay cast included Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriquez. The show’s name was shortened to Queer Eye at the beginning of the third season to reflect the show’s change to include women and gay men. The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004. The show ran until October 30, 2007.

2005 – Robert Traynham, the chief of staff and communications director for homophobe Sen. Rick Santorum ,(R-Pa.) confirms rumors circulating in Washington for several months that he is gay. He continued to defend Santorum even into the 2016 election cycle.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


Argentina – The Senate approves same-sex marriage by a vote of 33-27.

A case against a man accused of threatening Elton John’s life was withdrawn just hours before his trial was due to begin. Neal Horsley had responded to Elton’s suggestion that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview by writing an angry online response entitled “Why Elton John Must Die”. After being held in an Atlanta, Georgia jail since last March, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.

Devo released the album “Something for Everybody.” It was their first album in 20 years.


The conservative radio and TV personality Glenn Beck announces plans for launching a competitor to the popular TV series Glee, which revolves around a high school glee club with many musical numbers. Beck, incensed at the show’s liberal portrayal of issues such as homosexuality and bullying, tells a Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington that the left “won’t know what hit them” when he launches his own conservative version of the show. The show never materializes.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – JULY 15 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-15-3

Jul 12, 2019 — Today in LGBT History – JULY 15. 1834, Spain – End of the Spanish Inquisition, abolished by Ferdinand VII’s widow Maria Christina.

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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