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July 19 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

508, Lebanon – Marina the Monk (dates of birth and death uncertain) was the daughter of a wealthy nobleman who wanted to live in the Monastery of Qannoubine in the Kadisha Valley of Lebanon. After her father found a husband for her, rather than marry, Marina cut her hair, donned men’s clothes, and changed her name to Marinus. When she died, the monks changed his clothes for burial and discovered he was female. She defied gender roles so well that, her fellow monks never once suspected that Brother Marinos was a woman, as they attributed her lack of beard and high voice as a result of pious asceticism. Her discipline and self-control also goes against the assumption of what is typical female behavior, for when she was accused of fathering a child (after years of staying in the monastery, long after her father died) she did not break down and tell the truth, as many would assume, but instead took responsibility for the child that was not hers. On this day, we celebrate the feast day of Saint Marina the Monk.

1822, UK – The Irish Bishop of Clogher Percy Jocelyn (November 29, 1764 – September 3, 1843) is discovered having sex with a soldier in the 1stRegiment of Guards in an alehouse in London. This is one of the largest public homosexual scandals involving the Church in the 19thcentury. The bishop is arrested, but it is possible he is allowed to escape to avoid the spectacle of the government prosecuting a clergymember. Jocelyn flees to Scotland and lives out his life under the name of Thomas Wilson, working as a butler.

1848: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Co-organizer Lucretia Mott invite several hundred women to Seneca Falls, New York, for the first Women’s Rights Convention. About 100 sign a “Declaration of Sentiments” modeled on the U.S. Declaration of Independence. The document marks the beginning of organized feminism in the United States.

07-19-1875 – 09-18-1935 Alice Dunbar Nelson – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of a former slave and a white seaman. At the age of 15, she entered a teacher-training program at Straight College (now Dillard University). Alice was a poet, journalist, political activist, and one of the prominent African-Americans involved in the Harlem Renaissance. While teaching at the all-black Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware, she entered a long same-sex relationship with its principal, Edwina Kruse. Alice and her first husband, Paul Dunbar separated in 1902. He was reported to have been disturbed by her lesbian affairs. She married a second time but it ended in divorce. She married her third husband, African-American journalist Robert Nelson. He learned of her extramarital lesbian affairs—including those with journalist Fay Jackson Robinson and artist Helene London—by reading her diary. He tolerated these affairs, and the marriage lasted until Alice’s death in 1935.

1884 – An editorial in a New York medical journal said that urnings, a term coined by Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (August 28, 1825 – July 14, 1895 to describe men who are attracted to other men, have an irrepressible desire to act like females, and that their “perverted feelings” lead to insanity and suicide. The article was an attempt to remove homosexuality from the realm of the criminal and into the realm of the medical.

07-19-1888 – 08-08-1957 Fabian S. Woodley – Born in Bristol, England and educated at Cheltenham College and University College, Oxford. He was a British poet of the Uranian school. After fighting in WWI, during which he won the Military Cross, he taught English at several schools. His only book of poetry, A Crown of Friendship, was published in 1921. He is listed as gay in Wikipedia list of gay, lesbian, or bisexual people both in the U.S. and U.K. list. These categories list notable writers who identify, or who have been reliably identified as gay.


07-19-1892 – 02-19-1972 Marcel Moore (born Suzanne Alberte Malherbe) – Born in Nantes, France. She was a French illustrator, designer, and photographer. Moore, along with her romantic partner, Claude Cahun (born Lucy Schwob), was a surrealist writer and photographer. They took gender-neutral pseudonyms: Malherbe became Marcel Moore, and Schwob became Claude Cahun. In 1937, the couple moved from Paris to the island of Jersey, off the coast of France and England, to escape the increasing anti-Semitism and the political unrest leading up to WWII. They remained on the island of Jersey when German troops invaded in 1940. For several years, the two women risked their lives distributing anti-Nazi propaganda to the German soldiers. In 1944, the women were arrested and sentenced to death. They were saved by the Liberation of Jersey in 1945. The Germans had confiscated their home and much of their art was destroyed. Cahun’s health suffered during her imprisonment and she died in 1954. Moore committed suicide in 1972. The couple is buried together in St. Brelade’s Church.

1921: The U.S. Senate Naval Affairs Committee issues its “Report on Alleged Immoral Conditions and Practices at the Naval Training Station, Newport, RI,” accusing officers under the command of Franklin D. Roosevelt, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy, of ordering enlisted men to engage in 11 immoral practices” in order to entrap “perverts” in the military and obtain evidence against them. The report is also one of the first to document gay male cruising areas, including Riverside Drive in New York City.

1925 – A book reviewer for the New York Times, Percy A. Hutchison, writes about a new translation of the poetry of Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC). He criticizes previous translators who purposely mistranslated the love poems directed toward women by masculinizing the subject. He also criticizes the fanatical Christians who destroyed much of her work by burning the library at Alexandria in 391, and Pope Gregory VII who ordered much of what remained to be destroyed.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code1

7-19-1943 – 10-15-1986 Jerry Smith – Born in Eugene, Oregon. He was a professional American football tight-end for the Washington 

Jerry Smith

Redskins from 1965-1977. By the time he retired he held the NFL record for most career touchdowns by a tight end. A 2014 documentary from the NFL Network’s A Football Life series profiles his career, as well as his double life as a closeted gay man and a star athlete. Smith died of AIDS on October 15, 1986. He was the first former professional athlete to die of the disease. The Redskins logo, along with Jerry Smith’s uniform number 87, was part of the AIDS quilt.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-19-1950 Per-Kristian Foss – Born in Oslo, Norway. He is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and 2nd Vice President of Storting. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo in 

Per-Kristian Foss

1981 and was re-elected six more times. From 2001-2005 Foss was the minister of finance. He also acted as Prime Minister very briefly in 2002. Foss was the first openly gay minister in a Norwegian government and the first openly gay national leader.

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


The Soundtrack to “Hair” was #1 on the Album chart in its 51st week while another soundtrack–“Romeo & Juliet” was #2

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Hans Knight of the Philadelphia Sunday Bulletinwrites an article that begins “homosexuals are sick. Very sick. They’re sick of wearing masks. They’re sick of being snickered and sneered at. They’re sick of being feared. They’re sick of being called queers, faggots, and fairies. They’re sick of being punished for being honest, of being labeled criminals by the letter of the law. They’re sick of being barred from federal jobs and the armed forces. They’re sick of being insulted on one hand, pitied on the other. Most of all, they’re sick of being told they’re sick.”

July 19, 1971

Queen performed at the Rugby Club, Hayle, West Cornwall, England.

07-19-1972   Zanele Muholi – Born in Umlazi, Durban, South Africa. She is a 

South African artist and photographer whose work focuses on black lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersex people. She is dedicated to increasing the visibility of black LGBT people. In 2009, Muholi founded Inkanyiso, a non-profit organization focused on LGBT visual activism. In 2012, Muholi received world attention from the art world at Documenta, a world-famous exhibition of modern and contemporary art in Germany, for a series of portraits of lesbians. The photos were also exhibited at Stedelijk Museumm Amsterdam. She co-directed a documentary called We Live in Fear that was released in 2013 by Human Rights Watch. (Photo is of Zanele Muholi at the 2011 International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.)

1974 –

David Bowie wraps up his tour supporting Diamond Dogs in New York with two shows at Madison Square Garden. The shows are videotaped for MainMan by John Dove.

Beth Chayim Chadashim synagogue in Los Angeles receives its charter from the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, making it the first officially recognized gay and lesbian synagogue. Affiliated with Reform Judaism, it has been acknowledged by the Los Angeles Conservancy as being “culturally significant” as both the first LGBT synagogue in the world, the first LGBT synagogue recognized by the Union for Reform Judaism and, in 1977, as the first LGBT synagogue to own its own building.In 1973, BCC received a Torah scroll from the town of Chotebor, Czechoslovakia, on permanent loan from Westminster Synagogue in London. It continues to be a cherished guest at BCC. Janet Marder was the congregation’s first rabbi. Lisa Ann Edwards later served as a student rabbi under their first full-time rabbi, Denise Eger(born March 14, 1960).

1974 – Beth Chayim Chadashim synagogue in Los Angeles receives its charter from the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, making it the first officially recognized gay and lesbian synagogue.


Olivia Newton-John’s “Please Mr. Please” was the #1 Adult Contemporary song.

1976: Writing in New West magazine, a former Los Angcles vice cop acknowledges that L.A. police officers routinely beat up gay men, and adds that, “The L.A.P. D. has always maniacally prosecuted vice and victimless crimes far beyond what they have to do.”

1977 – Actor Danny Roberts (July 19, 1977) is born. He is best known for appearing on The Real World: New Orleans in 2000. Prior to beginning the show, he had recently begun a relationship with Paul Dill, a US Army captain stationed in Vicenza, Italy. Because of the U.S. Military “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward homosexuals, Paul’s face was obscured on TV and much national attention was brought to the issue.In early 2004 MTV aired a special where Paul (then out of the military) revealed his face for the first time and the policy and its effects were discussed. In November 2006, Roberts announced in The Advocate magazine that he and Dill had split up.

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


Olivia Newton-John’s “Magic” was the #1 Adult Contemporary hit.

Queen enjoy their third UK #1 album with “The Game”, which featured the singles “Another One Bites The Dust” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. Both of those releases topped the Billboard Hot 100 in America and the LP went on to sell over four million copies. and the LP,  Glass Houses was No. 1 for its sixth and final week.

 Elton John his #29 hit with “Little Jeannie” at #3 on the usa charts, #7 “Magic” from Olivia, Bette Midler’s “The Rose” at #8,

David Bowie made his theatrical debut as the title character in The Elephant Man at the Denver Center of Performing Arts in Denver, Colorado.  The show does well, and Bowie takes the lead in the Broadway production later that year.. 

07-19-1983 Ryan O’Callaghan – Born in Susanville, California. 

He is a former American football offensive tackle. O’Callaghan is 6 foot 7 inches and weighs 330 pounds. In 2006 he was drafted by the New England Patriots. In 2009, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs until 2011. On December 20, 2014, O’Callaghan was inducted into the Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame. In an interview with Outsports magazine on June 20, 2017, he revealed that he is gay. His autobiography, My Life on the Line: Ho the NFL Near Killed Me and Ended Up Saving My Life, was published in 2019. He also started the Ryan O’Callaghan Foundation, which provides scholarships to LGBT youth.

1984 – Gay author Roger Austen (1935-1984)commits suicide. He  was a literary historian whose work focused on gay writers. He was the author of Playing the Game: the Homosexual Novel in America (1977), and Genteel Pagan: The Double Life of Charles Warren Stoddard, which was unpublished at the time of his suicide. The Stoddard manuscript was later edited by Austen’s friend and mentor, Syracuse University professor John W. Crowley, and published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 1991. Additional biographical information and an account of Austen’s friendship with Crowley can be found in Crowley’s lengthy preface to Genteel Pagan.

07-19-1985   Misty Kathrine Snow – Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is an American politician and one of the first out transgender people in the US to have been nominated by a major political party for a national office. Snow is a progressive Democrat and lost the November 2016 vote to Republican incumbent Mike Lee. On April 13, 2017, Snow announced her run for Utah’s 2nd congressional district. She dropped out of the race in March 2018.

07-19-1888 – 08-08-1957 Fabian S. Woodley – Born in Bristol, England and educated at Cheltenham College and University College, Oxford. He was a British poet of the Uranian school. After fighting in WWI, during which he won the Military Cross, he taught English at several schools. His only book of poetry, A Crown of Friendship, was published in 1921. He is listed as gay in Wikipedia list of gay, lesbian, or bisexual people both in the U.S. and U.K. list. These categories list notable writers who identify, or who have been reliably identified as gay.

1989 – Urvashi Vaid (born 8 October 1958) is appointed to replace Jeff Levi as executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Urvashi is an Indian-AmericanLGBT rights activist. In April 2009 Out magazine named her one of the 50 most influential LGBT people in the United States. Vaid shares homes in Manhattan and Provincetown, Massachusetts with her partner, comedian Kate Clinton.

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

1990 – The House of Representatives Ethics Committee votes to reprimand Rep. Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) for his involvement with a male prostitute. Attempts to have Frank expelled from Congress by Reps William Dannemeyer and Newt Gingrich failed.

1993: Colorado’s Supreme Court upholds an injunction issued by a district court in January against Amendment 2 and sends it back to the district court to be scrutinized.

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

2001 – Rhode Island becomes the second state in the country to ban discrimination against transsexuals, cross-dressers and others who cross sex boundaries. The law, which became effective without the governor’s signature, prohibits discrimination based on “gender identity or expression” in housing, employment and credit. The law ensured that a worker cannot be fired for having “sex reassignment” surgery.

2004 – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California refuses to apologize to gays for using the word “girlie-man” to describe his political foes.

2005, Iran – Iranian gay youths Mahmoud Asgari, 16, and Ayaz Marhoni, 18, are publicly hanged in the town square in Mashhad in northeast Iran.


US sales figures were released that showed CD sales falling a further 11.7% since last year. In contrast, vinyl record collectors pushed the demand for 78 RPM platters up by 12.9%.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


A US judge halted an auction of personal items of Madonna, after she said her privacy was violated. Madonna‘s underwear, a chequebook, a hairbrush, photos and a break-up letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur had been among the scheduled lots. The singer said her possessions had been stolen by a former friend.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 19 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-19

Jul 19, 2017 — 1822, UK – The Irish Bishop of Clogher Percy Jocelyn (November 29, 1764 – September 3, 1843) is discovered having sex with a soldier in the 1st …

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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