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July 22, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1777, UK – In England, Ann Marrow is found guilty of impersonating a man so she could marry three different women and defraud them. Marrow was sentenced to three months in prison and had stand at the pillory at Charing Cross, where she was pelted so severely, primarily by female spectators, that she was blinded in both eyes. The spectacle of the sentence was crucial in the very public unmasking of the female body hidden by the passing cross-dresser.

1860, UK – Frederick William Rolfe (July 22, 1860 – October 25, 1913) is born.  He is better known as Baron Corvo but also calling himself Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe. He was a flamboyant and decadent English writer, novelist, artist, fantasist and eccentric. His writings were an unashamed celebration of male love and friendships. His fantasy autobiography Hadrian the Seventh (1904) was successfully adapted by Peter Luke as a stage production in London in 1968, in which the part of Hadrian/Rolfe was played by Alec McCowen. Further productions with Barry Morse played in Australia, on Broadway, and in a short USA national tour.

1877, UK – In England, Ann Marrow is found guilty of impersonating a man so she could marry three different women and defraud them. Marrow was sentenced to three months in prison and had stand at the pillory at Charing Cross, where she was pelted so severely, primarily by female spectators, that she was  blinded in both eyes. The spectacle of the sentence was crucial in the very public unmasking of the female body hidden by the passing cross-dresser.

1896, UK – Film Director James Whale (July 22, 1889 – May 29, 1957) is born in Dudley, England. He directed such classics as FrankensteinBride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man. His death was featured in the film Gods and Monsters where he was portrayed by out actor Sir Ian McKellan. James Whale lived as an openly gay man throughout his career in the British theatre and in Hollywood, something that was virtually unheard of in the 1920s and 1930s. He and David Lewis lived together as a couple from around 1930 to 1952. Whale committed suicide by drowning himself in his Pacific Palisades swimming pool on 29 May 1957 at the age of 67

07-22-1889 – 05-29-1957 James Whale – Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. He was an English-born Hollywood film 

James Whale

director. Openly gay throughout his career. He was the longtime companion of producer David Lewis. Whale is best remembered for his work in the horror film genre. He directed classic horror films such as Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

07-22-1929 – 04-28-2009 U.A. Fanthorpe (Ursula Askham Fanthorpe) – Born in London, England. She was an English poet that 

U.A. Fanthorope

published under the name U.A. Fanthorpe. Her first book of poetry, Side Effects, was published in 1978. In 1994 she was nominated for Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Many of her poems are for two voices, the other voice being Bristol academic and teacher R.V. “Rosie” Bailey, Fanthorpe’s life partner of 44 years. The couple co-wrote a collection of poems, From Me To You: love poems, that were published in 2007. In 2003 she received the Queen’s Gold Medal of Poetry.

in pop culture:


Caterina Jarboro became the first black prima donna of a U.S. opera company. She sang “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-22-1958 Eve Beglarian – Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a contemporary American composer, performer and audio producer of 

Eve Beglarian

Armenian descent. Her music is often characterized as postminimalist. Beglarian’s chamber, choral and orchestral music has been commissioned and widely performed by The Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The American Composers Orchestra, among many others. She is the winner of the 2015 Robert Rauschenberg Award. She is openly lesbian.

in pop culture

July 22, 1959

the first Canadian jazz festival opened in Toronto. The festival lasted four days and included performances by over 200 musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson and Maynard Ferguson.

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

1963 – Lesbian singer Emily Saliers (July 22, 1963), a member of the rock/folk duo Indigo Girls, is born on this date in New Haven, Connecticut. She has a passion for wine collecting, and is the co-owner of Watershed restaurant in Decatur, Georgia. Saliers married her longtime girlfriend, former Indigo Girls tour manager Tristin Chipman, at New York City Hall in 2013

1966 – Born on this day, Roland Tec is an American writer and movie director. His 1997 film All the Rage is widely considered a hallmark of the Queer Indie Film movement of the ’90s for what was then its unprecedented critical view of A-list gay male culture of perfection

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973, Canada – Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) given its first mission status in Canada. It begins holding services at Holy Trinity Church in Toronto under Rev Bob Wolfe.

1973 — Rufus Wainwright (July 22, 1973) is born. He is an openly gay  Grammy-nominated Canadian-American singer-songwriter. He released his first album in 1998 to great critical acclaim. He has contributed to several film soundtracks, including Moulin Rouge, I Am Sam, Heights, and Brokeback Mountain. Wainwright is the son of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. In April 2010, Wainwright came out publicly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States because he wanted to marry his partner, Jörn Weisbrodt

1977, Canada – In Toronto a second march organized by the Coalition Against Anita Bryant to protest the homophobe’s visit to the city takes place.


 ABBA‘s “Take A Chance On Me” at #9

the Soundtrack to “Grease” moved from 8-2 while  theSoundtrack to “Thank God It’s Friday” was at #10.


Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.

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

1980: In the United Kingdom, the House of Commons extends the Sexual Offenses Act to cover Scotland, decriminalizing most private consensual sex acts between men.

07-22-1982   Lauren Morelli – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an American writer best known for her work on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Morelli is out as a lesbian and married actress Samira Wiley on March 25, 2017.


The album Like a Virgin became the first album by a female artist to reach five million in sales.  


“Toy Soldiers” by Martika was #1 with Madonna’s Express Yourself” remaining at #2.  

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


More than 54,000 fans packed Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as Billy Joel and Elton John performed the first of five concerts together.

1997 — Three same-sex couples sue the state of Vermont, on the grounds that banning same-sex unions is a violation of their state constitution. Baker v. Vermont, 744 A.2d 864 (Vt. 1999), was decided by Vermont Supreme Court on December 20, 1999. It was one of the first judicial affirmations of the right of same-sex couples to treatment equivalent to that afforded different-sex couples. The decision held that the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage denied rights granted by the Vermont Constitution. The court ordered the Vermont legislature to either allow same-sex marriages or implement an alternative legal mechanism according similar rights to same-sex couples. The plaintiffs were Stan Baker and Peter Harrigan, Holly Puterbaugh and Lois Farnham, and Nina Beck and Stacy Jolles. Two of the couples had raised children together. The couples sued their respective localities and the state of Vermont, requesting a declaratory judgment that the denial of licenses violated Vermont’s marriage statutes and the state Constitution. The plaintiffs were represented by Mary Bonauto, an attorney with Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, and two Vermont attorneys, Susan Murray and Beth Robinson.[

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


Lisa Marie Presley was a guest on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. She did not perform on the show.

2004 –

A Federal appeals court declines to hear a challenge to Florida’s ban on gay adoption.


Lisa Marie Presley was the featured guest on Soundstage!

2008, Greece – An Athens court rules that the term lesbian “does not define status and personality and therefore the Lesbos islanders have no reason to complain that they felt personally slighted by its use.” The word lesbian is derived from the name of the island of lesbos where the Greek poet Sappho lived.

07-22-2010 Argentina becomes the first country in Latin America and the second in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

In 2011, A bill to repeal DADT is introduced in Congress. When passed, it overturns the 1993 law prohibiting gay, lesbian, and bisexual people from serving openly in the United States Military.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011, Norway – A lesbian couple, Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen, who had been camping on a neighboring island, use their boat to ferry forty people to safety as 69 other people are being shot and killed.

2013, Jamaica – Sixteen year old Dwayne Jones attends a party in Montego Bay dressed as a woman and dances with men. A mob identified Dwayne as male and killed him. His story gained international attention and outcry as an example of the anti-LGBT violence issues in Jamaica.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 22 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-22-2

Jul 22, 2018 — 1963 – Lesbian singer Emily Saliers (July 22, 1963), a member of the rock/folk duo Indigo Girls, is born on this date in New Haven, Connecticut.

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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