BCE to The Suffragettes
1899 – Author Henry James (April 15, 1843 – February 28, 1916) wrote to Hendrik C. Andersen, “I’ve struck up a tremendous intimacy with Conte Alberto, and we literally can’t live without each other. He is the first object my eyes greet in the morning, and the last at night.” James was an American-born British writer. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James. As more material became available to scholars, including the diaries of contemporaries and hundreds of affectionate and sometimes erotic letters written by James to younger men, the picture gave way to a portrait of a closeted homosexual.
1928 – Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness is published in the UK. It’s one of the first to portray lesbianism as natural (except the end sucks). Marguerite Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author and is best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness, a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
Billboard issues its first chart detailing what records are selling the most copies. Titled “National List of Best Selling Retail Records,” it’s a precursor to the Hot 100 and the first to count record sales (the existing charts are for sheet music sales, jukebox play and radio plugs). It’s not an exact science, as Billboard polls record stores to find out what is selling – a practice that stays in effect until the ’90s, when call-a-clerk is replaced with Soundscan technology.
The Rev. (July 27, 1940), founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, is born. The Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian denomination with a special affirming ministry with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, is formed in Los Angeles on October 6, 1968.
The first worship service was attended by twelve people, nine of whom were Perry’s friends. Within several months services took place in a theatre that held 600 people. In 1971, their own building was dedicated with over a thousand members in attendance. The MCC has now over 300 congregations in 18 countries. The 2007 documentary film titles Call Me Troy is the story of his life and legacy, including the founding of MCC and his struggles as a civil rights leader in the gay community. Perry performed same-sex unions as early as 1970 and ordained women as pastors as early as 1972
07-27-1946 – 07-18-1996 Stephen Donaldson – Born in Utica, New York. His birth name was Robert Anthony Martin, Jr. and he was also known as Donny the Punk. He was an American
bisexual activist and known for his pioneering activism in LGBT rights and prison reform. Donaldson is known for his writing about punk rock and subculture. While at Columbia University, he formed the first official chartered student gay rights group on April 19, 1967. By 1971, there were an estimated 150 gay student groups at colleges and universities. Donaldson died of AIDS in 1996 at the age of 49.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
07-27-1953 Wilhelmus “Wim” van de Camp – Born in Oss, Netherlands.
He is a Dutch politician and became a member of the European Parliament in 2009.
Van de Camp, a Roman Catholic, is openly gay.
07-27-1956 Carol Leifer – Born in East Williston, New York to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. She is an American comedian, writer, producer, and actress. David Letterman discovered her performing in a comedy club in the 1980s. Her stand up is often autobiographical encompassing her Jewish ancestry, coming out, same-sex marriage, relationships, and parenting. She has been nominated for four Emmy Awards. Leifer was married to a man from 1981 to 1987. In 1996, she met and fell in love with Lori Wolf, a Jewish real estate executive. In 2015, the couple married. They have an adopted son. Leifer has become vegan, saying, “I recently became vegan because I felt that as a Jewish lesbian, I wasn’t part of a small enough minority. So now I’m a Jewish lesbian vegan.”
July 27, 1958
Fan’s of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
07-27-1966 Nedra Johnson – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American rhythm and blues and jazz singer-songwriter. Johnson has performed internationally at
jazz, blues, LGBT pride, and women’s music festivals. Her father is the jazz performer Howard Johnson and she has performed with him and his group, Gravity. An out lesbian, on her first album, Testify, she recorded the black feminist poet Pat Parker’s 1978 poem, Where Will You Be? (considered a feminist anthem). In 2005, Johnson released her own version of Amazon Women Rise as a tribute to the lesbian songwriter Maxine Feldman, a founding leader in women’s music. In 2006 she received an OUTMUSIC Award for Outstanding New Recording-Female for her album Nedra.
1967: In the United Kingdom, nearly ten years after the publication of the Wolfenden Report, the Sexual Offenses Act takes effect, decriminalizing private homosexual acts in England and Wales. The age of consent for homosexual acts is set at 21, compared to 16 for heterosexual acts.
1969 – The Gay Liberation Front organizes a protest of police harassment, with an estimated 300-400 people participating. It was the one-month anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
July 27, 1973
The self-titled debut by the New York Dolls is released via Mercury Records (and produced by Todd Rundgren). The album spawns such glam/proto-punk classics as “Personality Crisis,” “Looking for a Kiss,” “Trash,” and “Jet Boy.”
Elton John’s“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was #4
After 23 years, Dinah Shore leaves the NBC network when it cancels her morning program Dinah’s Place to make room for game shows.
1978: New Jersey repeals its anti-sodomy laws.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1982: Representatives of various gay, government, and health organizations decide on the term “acquired immune deficiency syndrome,” or AIDS, at a Centers for Disease Control meeting convened in Washington, D.C. The mysterious syndrome is now reaching epidemic proportions among gay men in the U.S.
Madonna released her debut album on Sire Records. which included songs like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star” and “Borderline.” Rolling Stone reviewer Don Shewey opined that Madonna “has a voice that takes some getting used to” but praised her for writing “good tunes — catchy and bare to the bone.” The album peaked at No. 16 in Canada and No. 8 in the U.S.
The Eurythmics had the #1 song in the U.K. with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”.
Whitney Houston’s solo single debut, “You Give Good Love” peaked at #3. A year earlier, the then-unknown singer recorded a duet with Teddy Pendergrass, “Hold Me,” which only reached #46.
Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easten Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in Budapest’.
Whitney Houston released her single “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.
Sports Illustrated published a five-page tribute to Dr. Tom Waddell (November 1, 1937 – July 11, 1987), Olympic decathlete and organizer of the Gay Games, who had recently died of AIDS. Other accomplishments: he was the first gay man to be featured with his lover in the “couples” section of People magazine; a U.S. Army paratrooper; a physician specializing in the treatment of infectious disease; a gymnastics champion at Springfield College in Massachusetts; the personal physician to the brother of the King of Saudi Arabia.
1988 – US Army private Adrian Morris Jr. was found guilty of sodomy and discrediting the military by a military judge in Ft. Huachuca, but not guilty of aggravated assault for not informing his partners that he was HIV positive. He was fined $1,200 and given a bad conduct discharge. He had unprotected sex with one male partner and two female partners but was unaware of his HIV status at the time.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
The term Two Spirit (niizh manidoowag) is coined at the third annual Native American/First Nations Gay and Lesbian Conference in Winnipeg. The term allows Indigenous LGBTQ+ folks to reject other English terms that impose the Western views of gender and sexuality on indigenous people.
Two men in Adrian, Michigan are sentenced to five years for having sex in a park. The judge who sentenced them previously gave a lenient sentence to a gay-basher and then sympathized with the defendant about how awful it must have been for him to have a gay man make a pass at him.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001 – The Houston, Texas City Council approves an ordinance outlawing discrimination against gay men and lesbians in hiring by city agencies.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Argentina – Osvaldo Ramon Lopez (Sept. 4, 1971), the first openly gay congressperson, takes office in Argentina.
World champion power lifter Janae Marie Kroc (formerly Matt Kroczaleski) comes out as trans and genderfluid. Janae began entering powerlifting contests after joining the Marines in 1991. In 2017 after 18 months on estrogen, performance was reduced to 210 pounds for 10 reps and deadlifted 605 pounds. Kroc is a world champion and a National Physique Committee bodybuilder.
A leading barrister was discriminated against by senior colleagues over gender critical comments she made on social media, a tribunal has ruled. Alison Bailey, a black lesbian barrister, was discriminated against when Garden Court Chambers published a statement that she was under investigation after
Jul 27, 2017 — 1940 – The Rev. (July 27, 1940), founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, is born. The Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian …
Today in LGBT History – July 27 – Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-july-27-2Jul 27, 2018 — In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell, 1984. Learning our history IS resistance!
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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
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:
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.
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
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
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.