BCE to The Suffragettes
600 B.C., Greece – The Greek poet Theognis is born near Athens. He was an aristocrat who lost his wealth and property during one of the many civil wars of the period and turned to writing, penning most of his works for his young lover Cyrnus.
1533, UK – Walter Hungerford (born 1503 – July 28, 1540), First Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury, is the first person executed under the Buggery Act of 1533.
1533, Italy – Artist Michelangelo (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564) wrote to Tommaso Cavaleri, “I could as easily forget your name as the food by which I live; nay, it would be easier to forget the food, which only nourishes my body, than your name, which nourishes both body and soul.”
07-28-1913 – 12-09-1944 Laird Cregar – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an American stage and film actor. Cregar knew gay rights activist Harry Hay in the 1930s when the actor was living with a boyfriend. “There was no attempt to hide it. He wasn’t troubled by being gay.” Cregar was in a lot of films including Charley’s Aunt (1941), I Wake Up Screaming (1941), Rings on Her Fingers (1942), and The Lodger (1944). He died of a heart attack at the age of 31. His last film, Hangover Square, was released two months after his death.
07-28-1927 – 09-03-2017 John Ashbery – Born in Rochester, New York. He is an American poet and has won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976. One of his most notable works is Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Ashbery once joked, “that some critics still view him as ‘a harebrained, homegrown surrealist whose poetry defies even the rules and logic of Surrealism.’” Ashbery and his partner of more than 30 years, David Kerman (who is also his bibliographer) had homes in Hudson, near Bard, and a Manhattan apartment. Ashbery says he became aware of his sexuality when very young.
1928, The Netherlands – Opening of the 1928 Olympics where French athlete Violette Morris (April 18, 1893 – April 26, 1944) had been barred from competing because she was a lesbian and because she and her female lover made their affair public. Her lover left Morris after the athlete had decided to undergo a double mastectomy to fit into race cars more easily. She won two gold and one silver medals at the Women’s World Games in 1921–1922. Starting in 1936 she worked with the Gestapo during World War II. She was killed in 1944 in a Resistance-led ambush as a traitor to the French state.
Judy Garland recorded “Over the Rainbow.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
07-28-1940 Judy Grahn – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American poet and author. Her work focuses on feminist and lesbian experiences. She joined the U.S. Airforce and was discharged in 1961 for being a lesbian. Grahn was a member of the Gay Women’s Liberation
Group, the first lesbian-feminist collective on the West Coast, founded in 1969. The group established the first women’s bookstore, A Woman’s Place, as well as the first all-woman press. In 1997, Publishing Triangle, an association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, established the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction to recognize the best nonfiction book of the year affecting lesbian lives. Grahn is also seen in the 1993 film Last Call at Maud’s. Maud’s was a San Francisco bar for women from 1966 until 1989.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
“Kiss Me, Kate” closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances
Walt Disney‘s animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” released
7-28-1958 Sarah Schulman – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American lesbian novelist, historian, and playwright. Schulman is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at College of Staten Island and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities. In 1987, Schulman and filmmaker Jim Hubbard founded the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental
Film Festival, now called MIX and is now in its twenty-eighth year. She was also a member of ACT UP and was arrested when ACT UP occupied Grand Central Station protesting the First Gulf War. Schulman has received many honors and awards including a Guggenheim for Playwrighting, a Kessler Prize for Sustained Contribution to LGBT Studies, a Stonewall Award for Improving the Lives of Gays and Lesbians in the United States, and 10 Lambda Literary Award Nominations. In 2018, the Second edition of her 1994 collection My American History: Lesbian/Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years was published. In 2021, Let the Record Show: A Political History of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACTUP) will be published.
On her 1992 book tour for Empathy, Schulman visited gay bookstores in the South to start chapters of Lesbian Avengers. The organization’s high points included founding the Dyke March, and sending groups of young organizers to Maine and Idaho to assist local fights against anti-gay ballot initiatives. In 2017, she joined the advisory board of Claudia Rankine’s Racial Imaginary Institute.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
July 28, 1960
the Sexually Undeclared even in 2022, Cliff Richard and the Shadows topped the competition in the U.K. with “Please Don’t Tease”.
1961: Illinois becomes the first U.S. state to repeal its sodomy law.
July 28, 1963
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (bisexual) performed at the Newport Folk Festival. Pete Seeger, the Rooftop Singers, and Ian & Sylvia were among the other performers which wrapped up the three-day event.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
07-28-1975 Imke Duplitzer – Born in Karlsruhe, Germany. She is a German épée fencer. She
has competed in the Olympics, World Championships, and European Championship games. In the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, she and the German team won the Silver Medal. She is openly lesbian.
1976 – The San Francisco Department of Health reports an outbreak of GI disorders, especially shigellosis and amoebic dysentery, among gay men.
07-28-1977 Wade Davis – Born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Davis is an American speaker, activist, writer, educator, and former American football player. He played professional football
from 2000 to 2003. He retired in 2003 due to injury. In 2012, Davis came out publicly speaking about what it was like to be closeted and gay in the NFL. Davis joined the Advisory Board of You Can Play, an organization dedicated to fighting homophobia in professional sports. On August 20, 2013, he was named executive director of the organization.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1983 – Bobbi Campbell (January 28, 1952 – August 15, 1984)is the 16thperson to be diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma and possibly the first to be open about his diagnosis even before GRID or HIV/AIDS had been named. Robert Boyle “Bobbi” Campbell Jr. was a public health nurse and an early AIDS activist. In 1983, he co-wrote the Denver Principles, the defining manifesto of the People With AIDS Self-Empowerment Movement,which he had co-founded the previous year.Appearing on the cover of Newsweek and being interviewed on national news reports,Campbell raised the national profile of the AIDS crisis among heterosexuals and provided a recognizable, optimistic, human face of the epidemic for affected communities.
1985 – The first AIDS Walk is held in Los Angeles. Craig Miller and AIDS Project LA produce the fundraiser that attracts 4500 walkers.
1986 – Gov. George Deukmejian of California vetoes a bill that would have protected people with AIDS from discrimination in housing and employment.
1987 – Gay filmmaker Arthur Bressan, Jr. (1943 – July 28,1987) dies of complications from AIDS. All of his films were low budget productions, and dealt with gay characters and storylines. Buddieswas one of the first feature films to deal with AIDS.
1988: A major, 175-picture retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs-“Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment”-opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Blogger Nina Notes: Pedophilia is not art, just common. Horrific, eh?
1989 – William Cruse is sentenced to death for a shooting spree in Palm Bay, Florida, that left six people dead and ten injured. He said he did it because his neighbors were spreading rumors that he was a homosexual.
07-28-1989 Susannah Townsend – Born in Blackheath, London. She is a British field hockey
player. At the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she and her team won the gold medal. Townsend was one of 49 out LGBT athletes ate the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Sleeping With the Past by Elton John was the #1 album in the U.K.
1993, UK – Jonathan Harvey’s (born 13 June 1968) influential play about two working-class teenage boys who fall in love, Beautiful Thing, premiers at London’s Bush Theater.
1993 – New Zealand becomes the seventh country in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.
1997 – The city council of Evanston, Illinois votes unanimously to extend anti-discrimination protection to transgendered people.
1997 – Judge John Frusciante, a Broward County Circuit Court judge, upholds Florida’s ban on adoption by same-sex couples.
1998, Fiji – A constitution approved by the Fiji government went into effect that granted constitutional protection to gay and lesbian citizens. Opponents claimed it would result in an increase in homosexuality.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2004 – The Miami Beach City Council unanimously votes to create a domestic partner registry.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2011, Serbia – Serbian Parliament approves change in health insurance law to subsidized sex reassignment surgery.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that Virginia’s band on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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:
Books: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
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
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.