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July 25 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1844 – One of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Thomas Eakins  (July 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916), is born on this date. He was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history. No less important in Eakins’ life was his work as a teacher. As an instructor he was a highly influential presence in American art. The difficulties which beset him as an artist seeking to paint the portrait and figure realistically were paralleled and even amplified in his career as an educator, where behavioral and sexual scandals truncated his success and damaged his reputation. The nature of Eakins sexuality and its impact on his art is a matter of intense scholarly debate. Strong circumstantial evidence points to Eakins having been accused of homosexuality during his lifetime, and there is little doubt that he was attracted to men, as evidenced in his photography, and three major paintings where male buttocks are a focal point: The Gross Clinic, William Rush, and The Swimming Hole. The latter, in which Eakins appears, is increasingly seen as sensuous and autobiographical. In the latter years of his life, Eakins’ constant companion was the handsome sculptor Samuel Murray, who shared his interest in boxing and bicycling.

1865, UK – James Miranda Barry (1789-July 25, 1865) dies in Kensal Green, England. It was only on his death that it was discovered Barry was a woman. For 40 years he was an officer and surgeon in the British Army in Canada and South Africa.

1936 – Preacher-playwright-composer Alvin Allison “Al” Carmines, Jr. ((July 25, 1936 – August 9, 2005) is born on this date. He was a key figure in the expansion of Off-Off-Broadway theatre in the 1960s. Carmines was hired by Howard Moody as an assistant minister at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square Park, New York, to found a theater in the sanctuary of the Greenwich Village church in conjunction with playwright Robert Nichols. He began composing in 1962 and acted as well. His Bible study group grew into the Rauschenbusch Memorial United Church of Christ, with Carmines as pastor. Carmines taught at Union Theological Seminary and received the Vernon Rice Award for his performance and the Drama Desk Award for Lyrics and Music and was awarded the Obie award for Life Time Achievements. His 1973 musical The Faggot was a succès d’estime which transferred from the Judson Memorial Church to the Truck and Warehouse Theatre and ran for 203 performances. Carmines appeared in the show as Oscar Wilde.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

07-25-1943 Cheryl Crane – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of Lana Turner, from her marriage to actor-restaurateur Stephen Crane, her second husband. In her autobiography, Detour: a Hollywood Tragedy – My Life With Lana Turner, My Mother (1988), Crane discussed the Stompanato killing publicly for the first time. She was the subject of significant media attention when, at fourteen years old, she killed her mother’s lover, Johnny Stompanato, during a domestic struggle in 1958; she escaped charges, and his death was deemed a justifiable homicide. She further alleged that she was subject of a series of sexual assaults at the hand of her stepfather and her mother’s fourth husband, Lex Barker. Cheryl also told her mother that she was a lesbian and that Turner had taken the news well. Turner said she regarded Cheryl’s partner, Jocelyn “Josh” LeRoy “as a second daughter.”  In 1979, Crane relocated with LeRoy to HonoluluHawaii, where she worked as a real estate broker. Around 1986, the couple relocated to San Francisco. In November 2014, Crane married LeRoy after having been together for over four decades. In November 2014, the couple married. They have been together for over 40 years. Crane has written a mystery novel, The Bad Always Die Twice (2011).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-25-1955 Patricia Todd – Born in Richmond, Kentucky. She is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 

Patricia Todd

54th district. Todd is the associate director of AIDS Alabama and is the first-ever openly gay elected official in the state of Alabama. In 2014 she was re-elected to a third term.

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


 Dusty Springfield posted her first Top 10 song with “Wishin’ And Hopin’” at #9

07-25-1966 Christine Callaghan Quinn – Born in Glen Cove, New York. She was a member of the New York City Council from

Christine Callaghan Quinn

 the 3rd District from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2013. Quinn resides in Chelsea, Manhattan, with her wife, Kim Catullo, a lawyer. The couple married on May 19, 2012. Quinn joined the board of Athlete Ally, an organization fighting homophobia in sports, in February 2014.



Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.


Elvis attended the Streisand show that opened the new Vegas International Hotel – and remarked to Charlie: ” It looks like a helluva big stage to fill. This is not the way it is going to be for him,” he says. He will be surrounded by his band and backup singers. He will not be alone.


Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970: The Vatican issues a statement reminding the faithful that the Roman Catholic Church considers homosexuality a moral aberration.

07-25-1974 Gareth Thomas – Born in Sarn, Bridgend, Wales. He is a retired Welsh professional rugby player. Thomas came 

Gareth Thomas

out as gay in 2009. The following year he was voted the most influential gay person in the UK and received Stonewall’s Hero of the Year Award. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). On January 18, 2015, Thomas took part in a celebrity talent show Get Your Act Together.

1975 – A Chorus Line premiers on Broadway. It is directed and choreographed by Michael Bennet (1943–1987), and won nine of twelve Tony nominations in addition to the 1975 Pulitzer for drama. A Chorus Linepremiers on Broadway. It is directed and choreographed by Michael Bennet (April 8,1943–July 2,1987), and won nine of twelve Tony nominations in addition to the 1975 Pulitzer for drama. A Chorus Line ismusical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics byEdward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr.(August 22, 1924 – April 21, 1989)and Nicholas Dante(November 22, 1941– May 21, 1991)Centered on seventeenBroadwaydancersauditioningfor spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.


 the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”,

July 25, 1977

Donna Summer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder produced ‘I Feel Love’. The disco diva’s only UK chart topper.


Hundreds of demonstrators show up on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to protest location shooting for William Friedkin’s new film, Cruising, which deals with a series of grisly mutilation murders within the city’s gay leather community.

Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.

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


“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances


“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.


“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)


Paris – a spokesperson for Rock Hudson (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) acknowledges that the actor is suffering from AIDS. Later, media reports openly discuss his homosexuality for the first time. The publicity given his illness marks a turning point in building public awareness of the threat of AIDS and in galvanizing support for efforts to fight the disease.

Paris – The French Parliament amends the penal code to prohibit discrimination based on “moral habits,” one of which is homosexuality. France is the first country to legislate gay and lesbian rights.

Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.


Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

1989 – Studio 54 creator Steve Rubell (December 2, 1943 – July 25, 1989) dies of complications from AIDS.


the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.

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


“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.


Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.

1998 – Actress Kathy Najimy thanks the participants in San Diego gay pride for “being here because your being here gives me the chance to help my daughter love whoever the fuck she wants.”


Phil Collins married for the third time. The 48-year-old drummer wed marketing consultant Orianne Cevey in Lausanne, Switzerland. Guests at the wedding included Elton JohnEric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.

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

2005, Germany – An ancient phallus is discovered in the Hohle Fels cave, dating back about 28,000 years.


Canadian singing legend Anne Murray was once again honoured in her hometown of Springhill, N.S. Murray was on hand to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Anne Murray Centre. Since it opened in 1989, more than 300,000 people have made the pilgrimage to Springhill.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


New York weddings begin for same-sex couples. New York is the 6th state to have marriage equality and the most populous.


 Florida Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. A ruling that only applied to Miami-Dade County.


Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.

meanwhile in 2020 music,

people continue to be confused about sexuality, subtext and meaning

and then be bothered

Taylor Swift’s ‘Betty’ Lyrics Meaning – Blake Lively Baby Name, Bisexuality Theories

Of all of Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ songs, fans have the most theories about “betty,” including it could be Swift hinting she’s bisexual, her revealing Blake Lively’s new baby name, etc. Here, the lyrics and theories explained.

Taylor Swift Song Confirms Name of Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds’ Third Daughter |

Sleuthing Swifties were quick to note that the track featured three names in the song — Betty, Inez and James — the latter two being the names of Reynolds and Lively’s 3½ and 5-year-old daughters

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – July 25 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-25

Jul 25, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – July 25. 1844 – One of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Thomas Eakins (July 25, 1844 – June 25, …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


people link

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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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