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July 18

BCE to The Suffragettes

64, Italy – Roman Emperor Nero (15 December 37 AD – 9 June 68 AD) took the role of a bride in a public wedding ceremony to Pythagoras. Nero also married other men and some women during his lifetime.

1865, UK – Playwright Laurence Housman (July 18, 1865 – February 20, 1959) is born in Fockbury, England. He and his siblings – the classicist A. E. Housman and sister Clemence who was a woodcut artist – are all gay. There is no doubt he was helped in his career by Oscar Wilde. His greatest script was “Victoria Regina”.

1882 – A new edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass is released by Rees Welsh & Company publisher. It was rejected by his former publishers on obscenity charges. The first printing of 1000 of the new edition sold out in one day even though it was boycotted by major retailers.

1892 – Alice Mitchell’s trial begins in Tennessee. Alice Mitchell (1892-1892) was an American woman charged who gained notoriety for the murder of her lover Freda Ward. On February 23, 1892, the 19-year-old Mitchell cut the throat of her lover, 17-year-old Freda Ward. Mitchell was subsequently found insane by means of a jury inquisition and placed in a psychiatric hospital until her death in 1898. The case, exploited by sensationalist press, and focused attention of the sexual attachments of women and drew out into the public discourse discussions of lesbianism. The case was headlined as “A Very Unnatural Crime” across the country. The case influenced the popular literature of the era which began to depict lesbians as “murderous” and “masculine.” One identity that came to be through lesbians was the “mannish lesbian” creating dialogue of gender expression

1929 – Richard Totten “Dick” Button (July 18, 1929) is born. He is an American former figure skater and a well-known long-time skating television analyst. He is a twice Olympic Champion(1948, 1952) and five-time World Champion (1948–1952). Button is credited as having been the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump in competition in 1948, as well as the first triple jump of any kind – a triple loop – in 1952. He also invented the flying camel spin which was originally known as the “Button camel.” Button graduated from Harvard University in 1952 where he was a member of The Delphic Club. He received a JD degree from Harvard Law School in 1956. On July 5, 1978, Button and five other victims were attacked with baseball bats by a gang of teenagers in New York City’s Central Park. The gay-bashing left all six victims with skull fractures; Button also suffered serious nerve damage and permanent hearing loss in one ear. In 1996, Button was named to the 100 Golden Olympians (a USOC program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games and honor America’s best Olympic athletes).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

07-18-1940 – Lillian Faderman – Born in The Bronx, New York. She is a writer and educator whose books on lesbian relationships and 

Lillian Faderman

romantic friendships in history have earned critical praise and awards. Her works include My Mother’s Wars (2013), Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, And Lipstick Lesbians (2006), To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America – A History (1999) and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America. She lives with her partner of more than forty years, Phyllis Irwin. Her book, Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, was released in 2018.

07-18-1948 – 01-10-2016 Jeanne Cordova – Born in Bremerhaven, Germany. Cordova was the second oldest of twelve children born to a Mexican father and an Irish American mother. She was an American 

Jeanne Cordova

pioneer lesbian and gay activist, a founder of the West Coast LGBTQ movement, and journalist. During the 1980s and 1990s, Cordova published the Community Yellow Pages, which was the first, and later the nation’s largest LGBT business directory (1981-1999). Her books include the award-winning When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution (2011), Kicking the Habit: A Lesbian Nun Story (1990) and Sexism: It’s A Nasty Affair (1974). Her life partner was Lynn Harris Ballen, a feminist radio journalist. Cordova died of cancer on January 10, 2016. Detail records of Cordova’s activist accomplishments are preserved in the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-18-1951 Elio Di Rupo – Born in Morianweiz, in Wallonia, Belgium. He was a Belgian politician and chemist. As the Prime 

Elio Di Rupo

Minister of Belgium from December 6, 2011, to October 11, 2014, he was the world’s second openly gay head of government in modern times. Di Rupo came out as gay in 1996 when asked by a confrontational “media pack” if he was gay, he responded. “Yes. So what?”

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

1966 –  Before Stonewall there was Compton’s. People picket Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco when management starts using Pinkerton agents and police to harass LGBT customers. This precedes the August 1966 riot at Compton’s that is considered one of the first transgender rights protests in the U.S.

1969 – Elizabeth M. Gilbert (born July 18, 1969) is an American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer, novelist, and memoirist. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which had spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, and which was also made into a film by the same name in 2010. On September 7, 2016, Gilbert published a Facebook post saying that she was in a relationship with her best friend, writer Rayya Elias(1960-January 4, 2018). On June 6, 2017, the two celebrated a commitment ceremony with close family and friends. Elias died of pancreatic cancer on January 4, 2018.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

Rigoberto Gonzalez

07-18-1970 Rigoberto González – Born in Bakersfield, California. He is an American writer and book critic. He is the editor and author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and bilingual children’s book. González self-identifies his writing as a gay Chicano. His Unpeopled Eden, a book of poetry, won the Lambda Literary Award in 2014. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Publishing Triangle.

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


Closer, the second and final album from Joy Division, is released just two months after the suicide of founding member and singer Ian Curtis. Its claustrophobic, synth-laden sound, combined with Curtis’s nihilistic lyrics make it a defining moment in England’s post-punk scene.


Prince released the second 45 from Purple Rain–“Let’s Go Crazy”.


Whitney Houston made it three weeks in a row at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).

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

1990: Two congregations of the Lutheran Church−both in San Francisco−are suspended for having ordained gay and lesbian pastors.


800 guests saw Whitney Houston, dressed in a $40,000 Marc Bouwer wedding gown, marry Bobby Brown at her New Jersey home.  Those in attendance included Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and Freddie Jackson. After years of making tabloid headlines, she would file for divorce in September, 2006.

Blogger Nina Notes: If she;d been able to make her own music, not the labels. and marry Robin or another woman. she might still be alive.


The Beastie Boys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Hello Nasty’, only the second rap album to make No.1 in the UK, the first being Wu-Tang Clan.

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

2006 – Alabama’s first openly gay public official, Patricia Todd (born July 25, 1955), wins the Democratic primary by 59 votes. She represented downtime Birmingham in the Alabama House of Representatives. She is currently the Human Rights Campaign Alabama State Director. Formerly she was the associate director of AIDS Alabama.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2014 – The White House announces that President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees and job seekers. without a religious exemption that would allow LGBT discrimination continue under the guise of so called “religious beliefs.”

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 18 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-18

Jul 18, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – July 18. 64, Italy – Roman Emperor Nero (15 December 37 AD – 9 June 68 AD) took the role of a bride in a public …

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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