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July 16 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1746 – Mary Hamilton disguises herself as a man in order to marry a woman. Mary Hamilton was the subject of a notorious 18th century case of fraud and female cross-dressing, in which Hamilton, under the name of Charles, duped a woman into supposed marriage. She was arrested, charged with fraud, publicly whipped, and imprisoned for six months. While the surviving records of the case indicate that Hamilton was only prosecuted for deceiving one woman into marriage, newspaper reports at the time claimed that there had been 14 marriages in all.

07-16-1907 – 01-20-1990 Barbara Stanwyck – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She was an American actress that had a 60-year career in both film and 

Barbara Stanwyck

television. She made 85 films in 38 years. Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times and won three Emmy Awards for her work in television. During the late-1920s, Stanwyck taught dance at a gay and lesbian speakeasy owned by lesbian, Texas Guinan. Tallulah Bankhead once said she slept with Stanwyck. Biographer Axel Madsen says “unearthing the truth about Stanwyck’s sexuality would remain impossible,” but also notes “people would swear she was…Hollywood’s biggest closeted lesbian.” Also, most historians agree that her marriages to Frank Fay 

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and Robert Taylor were studio-backed “lavender marriages” created to keep the closet sealed tight. Stanwyck also refused to discuss her own sexuality. Her most consistent relationship was with publicist Helen Ferguson. Ferguson was with Stanwyck for most of her career, sometimes living with her. Stanwyck died in 1990 of congestive heart failure at the age of 82.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

07-16-1943 – 12-07-1990 Reinaldo Arenas – Born in Oriente, Cuba. He was an openly gay Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright. His autobiography, Before Night Falls, was on the 

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New York Times list of the ten best books of the year in 1993. On December 7, 1990, after battling AIDS, Arenas died of an intentional overdose of drugs and alcohol. In a suicide letter for publication, Arenas wrote: “Due to my delicate state of health and to the terrible depression that causes me not to be able to continue writing and struggling for the freedom of Cuba, I am ending my life . . . I want to encourage the Cuban people abroad as well as on the Island to continue fighting for freedom…Cuba will be free. I already am.” In 2012 Arenas was inducted into the Legacy Walk, in Chicago, Illinois, an outdoor public display which celebrates LGBT history and people.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951 – During the height of the McCarthy era, homophobic doctor and Nebraska Senator A.L. Miller reported on this date that “the cycle of homosexual desires follows cycle closely patterned to the menstrual period of women.”

07-16-1954 Jeanette Mott Oxford – Born in Eldorado, Illinois. She 

Jeanette Mott Oxford

is an American activist and politician. She is currently the Executive Director of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare, after having served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives. She was the first openly lesbian member of the Missouri Legislature.

07-16-1956 Tony Kushner – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, and co-authored with Eric Roth the screenplay for the 2005 film, Munich. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film Lincoln. Both were critically acclaimed movies. For his work, he received a National Medal of Arts from President Obama in 2013. In 2003 Kushner and his partner Mark Harris held a commitment ceremony. It was the first same-sex commitment ceremony to be featured in the Vows column of The New York Times. In the summer of 2008, they were legally married at the city hall in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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


Dusty Springfield edged up to #4 with her biggest hit “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” 

On the LP Charts, the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” in its 70th week at #9,


Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, David Blue, Mike Settle, Tom Paxton and Eric Andersen all appeared at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

July 16, 1969 –

Janis Joplin appears on The Dick Cavett Show.

The Mattachine Society of New York hosts an organizing meeting which over 200 attend. During the course of the meeting, approximately 40 participants walk out in dissatisfaction over chapter president Dick Leitsch’s handling of the post-Stonewall political energy. Richard “Dick” Valentine Leitsch (born May 11, 1935) is an American LGBT rights activist. He was president of the Mattachine Society, a gay rights group, in the 1960s. He conceptualized and lead the “Sip-In” at Julius’ Bar, which was one of the earliest acts of gay civil disobedience in the United States in which LGBT activists attempted to legally gain the right to drink in bars in New York. He is also known for being the first gay reporter to publish an account of the Stonewall Riots and the first person to ever interview Bette Midler in print media.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

07-16-1973 Chad Griffin – Born in Hope, Arkansas. He is an American political strategist best known for his work advocating 

Chad Griffin

for LGBT rights in the United States. Following the 2008 passage of California’s Prop. 8, Griffin founded the American Foundation for Equal Rights to overturn the law. Perry v. Brown was ultimately successful following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013. In 2012 Griffin was appointed the president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT rights organization in the United States.

1976 – The discharge of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988) is upheld in a civilian court by Federal District Judge Gerhard Gesell. He was a Vietnam War veteran, race relations instructor, and recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Matlovich was the first gay service member to purposely out himself to the military to fight their ban on gays, and perhaps the best-known gay man in America in the 1970s next to Harvey Milk. His fight to stay in the United States Air Force after coming out of the closet became a cause célèbre around which the gay community rallied. Matlovich was the first named openly gay person to appear on the cover of a U.S. newsmagazine. His tombstone, meant to be a memorial to all gay veterans, does not bear his name. It reads, “When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.


The Johnny Mathis Collection was the top album in the U.K.

Barry Manilow had the #1 LP on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart with “Barry Manilow Live”. It has since been certified quadruple Platinum.

Barry Manilow Live was the new #1 album, #5  Streisand Superman from Barbra, and the Bee Gees album Here At Last…Bee Gees…Live finished the list.

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

1982: A federal judge rules that the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s policy of excluding foreign gays from entering the United States is unconstitutional and violates guarantees of free speech and free association.

1984: U.S. News & World Report reports that gay men and lesbians, with an estimated seventeen million potential voters, now make up the seventh largest voting bloc in the United States after women, evangelical Christians, the young, the elderly, blacks, and union members.

1986 – Jeff Levi, executive director of NGLTF (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force), announces plans for a Privacy Project to fight sodomy laws.

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

Pop Culture Hysteria


Trial begins for Judas Priest after they are accused of implanting subliminal messages in their song “Better By You, Better Than Me.” The suit alleges that the messages caused two teenage boys to enter a suicide pact (one of the boys killed himself instantly; the other died three years later from complications related to the suicide attempt). The case is dismissed August 24 after the judge determines that the supposed subliminal message is just an accidental recording oddity.

1992 – Bill Clinton becomes the first candidate for president to mention gays and lesbians in a speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president.


Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.

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

2001 – Leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA) vote overwhelmingly to overturn a ban on ordaining homosexuals as ministers of the church. The 317-208 vote, taken at the church’s annual general assembly in Louisville, Kentucky, comes after more than two hours of debate.

2003 – Drew Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) comes out as bisexual. She is an American actress, author, director, model and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and is a granddaughter of actor John Barrymore. Barrymore began acting on television, and soon transitioned to film with roles in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Irreconcilable Differences (1984).

2003 – Rev. Troy Perry (born July 27, 1940), founder and moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, marries his longtime partner in Toronto. Perry lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Phillip Ray DeBlieck whom he married under Canadian law at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. They sued the State of California upon their return home after their Toronto wedding for recognition of their marriage and won. The state appealed and the ruling was overturned by the State Supreme Court after five years in their favor.

2005 – Thailand announces it will provide free HIV meds to any citizen who needs them.


A stage being built in France for a concert by Madonna collapsed, killing two workers and injuring six others. Technicians had been setting up the stage at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille when the partially-built roof fell in, bringing down a crane. Madonna was performing on her Sticky and Sweet tour in Udine, Italy, when she received news of the incident and was said to be “devastated” by the news.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


Queen’s 1975 classic Bohemian Rhapsody was voted as the UK.’s “Favorite No. 1 Single,” narrowly beating out Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ for the top spot. The poll conducted by the Official Charts Company had The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ at No.5, with Adele’s hit ‘Someone Like You’ at No.3.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 16 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-16

Jul 16, 2017 — 1956 — Tony Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is born. Kushner, openly gay, received a Tony and the Pulitzer Prize for writing Angels in America (now …

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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