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BCE to The Suffragettes

1414 – Fransesco della Rovere (July 21, 1414 – August 12, 1484), who later became Pope Sixtus IV, is born on this date. According to the later published chronicle of the Italian historian Stefano Infessura, “Diary of the City of Rome“, Sixtus was a “lover of boys and sodomites” – awarding benefices and bishoprics in return for sexual favors, and nominating a number of young men as cardinals; some of whom were celebrated for their good looks. He founded the Sistine Chapel where the team of artists he brought together introduced the Early Renaissance to Rome with the first masterpiece of the city’s new artistic age. In addition to restoring the aqueduct that provided Rome an alternative to the river water that had made the city famously unhealthy, Sixtus IV restored or rebuilt over 30 of Rome’s dilapidated churches and added seven new ones.

1730, The Netherlands – Holland issues an edict justifying arrests and capital punishment of homosexuals.


Mozart premieres “Die Entführung aus dem Serail 

07-21-1899 – 04-27-1932 Hart Crane – Born in Garrettsville, Ohio. He was an American poet. Hailed by playwrights, poets, and literary critics (including Robert Lowell, Derek Walcott, Tennessee Williams, and 

Hart Crane

Harold Bloom) as being one of the most influential poets of his generation. As a boy, he had a sexual relationship with a man. He associated his sexuality with his vocation as a poet. He never ceased to view himself as a social pariah. However, his poems such as Repose of Rivers makes it clear, he felt that this sense of alienation was necessary in order for him to attain the visionary insight that formed the basis for his poetic work. He had a problem with alcohol and depression. While onboard the steamship Orizaba en route to New York, he was beaten after making sexual advances to a male crew member. Just before noon on April 27, 1932, Crane jumped overboard into the Gulf of Mexico. Although he didn’t leave a suicide note, other passengers heard him exclaim, “Goodbye, everybody!” before he jumped. His body was never recovered.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-21-1955 Boris Dittrich – Born in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is a former Dutch politician, writer, and human rights activist. Dittrich was the first openly gay member of parliament who focused on LGBT rights.

Boris Dittrich

 He embarked on a long campaign, which ended in 2001 with the introduction of same-sex marriage. The Netherlands became the first country in the world to introduce marriage equality. In 2013 Dittrich moved from New York to Berlin, Germany where he continues to work as advocacy director of the LGBT Right Program at Human Rights Watch. He remains a global advocate, with a special focus on Russia and Eastern Europe.


Billboard magazine calls Elvis Presley “the most controversial entertainer since Liberace.” The article also notes that Ed Sullivan, who once said Presley would never appear on his show, just signed the singer for three appearances.

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

07-21-1966 Sarah Waters – Born in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales. She is a Welsh novelist. She is best known for her novels set in 

Sarah Waters

Victorian society and featuring lesbian protagonists, such as Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith. With the exception of The Little Stranger, all her books contain lesbian themes, and she doesn’t mind being labeled a lesbian writer. Her latest novel, The Paying Guests, was published in 2014.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1977 – The Ontario Human Rights Code Review Committee releases its report Life Together, calling for major changes in code and commission, including strong support for inclusion of sexual orientation. 

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

1980: Thirty-two-year-old Italian Enso Francone, in Moscow for the summer Olympics, chains himself to a fence in Red Square to protest Soviet persecution of homosexuals. With Western journalists looking on, a group of KGB officers moves in and drags Francone away.

1981: George Hamilton plays the twin roles of Don Diego Vega and his look-alike gay brother Bunny Wigglesworth in the new farce Zarro, the Gay Blade, which is roundly panned by critics.


Queen played at the Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


 Elton John moved from 16-9 with his 38th career hit “Sad Songs (Say So Much)”

1986 – US Rep. Barney Frank addresses the House of Representatives for one hour regarding a Justice Department memo that misrepresents medical evidence to give the impression that AIDS is casually transmitted. He criticized the memo as an invitation to discriminate.

1988: Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis officially becomes the Democratic candidate for president, at the party’s convention in San Francisco. In his acceptance speech, he calls AIDS “the greatest public health emergency of our lifetime, and a disease that must be conquered.”

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

1997 – Chrysler employee and gay activist Ron Woods spoke about his coming out in The New Yorker. He had been physically assaulted and received death threats.

1998 –

The Lesbian Health Initiative in Houston receives a $50,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Beastie Boys began touring for their fift album “Hello Nasty.”

1998 –

The Lesbian Health Initiative in Houston receives a $50,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

UK — Waheed Alli (born 16 November 1964) takes his place in the House of Lords as the youngest and the first openly gay Muslim life peer to be appointed in Britain. He is a British multimillionaire media entrepreneur and politician. He was co-founder and managing director of Planet 24, a TV production company, and managing director at Carlton Television Productions. He was, until November 2012, chairman of He is the Chief Executive of Silvergate Media, which purchased two of the media rights previously held by Chorion Ltd, where Alli was former chairman. Alli is a patron of Oxford Pride, the annual Pride event in Oxfordshire, and of Pride London. He is also a patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

1999, Mexico – Meeting to discuss the formation of Gay/Lesbian Pride Committee of Guadalajara and to join the Pride Organization National and International Plan. The event took place at the Flama Latina night club.

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


Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her 47-date Drowned World Tour at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was her first world tour since The Girlie Show in 1993 and would gross over $75 million. 


Famed producer Gus Dudgeon, who worked with Elton John, the Beach Boys, David Bowie, Kiki Dee, XTC and Joan Armatrading, died in a car accident near Reading, Berkshire, England.  Dudgeon was 59


British R&B artist Long John Baldry died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. Baldry was one of the founding fathers of British Rock ‘n’ Roll in the ’60s. Eric Clapton has stated many times that he was inspired to pick up the guitar after seeing Baldry perform. Baldry discovered both Rod Stewart and Elton John.

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07-21-2014 President Barack Obama signs an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government.


Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his “bad behavior”


Madonna ‘owes Russian government $1 million’ for publicly supporting LGBTQ+ rights | Canoe

Madonna claims to owe the Russian government US$1 million ($1.35 million) for publicly supporting LGBTQ+ rights in the country.Although the Russian government decriminalized homosexuality decades ago, the country has remained socially conservative and, in 2012, the Moscow city government ordered tha…

fame. rarely fixes problems. just puts them into sharp relief.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – JULY 21 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-21-3

Jul 12, 2019 — 1414, Italy – Fransesco della Rovere (July 21, 1414 – August 12, 1484), who later became Pope Sixtus IV, is born on this date. … He founded the …

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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