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July 29 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1519, Spain – Four men are burned at the stake for sodomy because a Franciscan friar, Luis Castelloli, preached that God’s wrath for sodomy was the plague.

07-29-1826 – 01-14-1917   Caroline F. Putnam – Born in Massachusetts (city unknown). She was an American abolitionist and educator. In 1848 she enrolled at Oberlin College where she met Sallie Holley, who became her lifelong partner. Both women were abolitionists and moved to Lottsburg, Virginia where they opened Holley School for freed slaves. Putnam was an innovative teacher who adapted to the conditions of southern rural black life.

She held classes year-round in order to accommodate the labor demands on black children of different ages and didn’t impose strict punctuality on a community without clocks. Putnam taught for forty-five years, teaching children and grandchildren of the freedmen she had taught when the school first opened. She also entered the struggle for the right to vote and served as an advocate and adviser throughout the rise of Jim Crow laws. Putnam was uncompromising in her demand for racial equality and encouraged the emergence of the NAACP. She also worked for temperance, world peace, and the protection of animals. Her life-partner Holley died in 1893. (Photo Sallie Holley on the left with Caroline Putnam on the right)

1905 – Dag Hammarskjold (July 29, 1905 – September, 18 1961)  is born in Jonkoping, Sweden. Secretary of the United Nations during its most turbulent years, he died in a plane crash in Africa. A Swedish diplomat, he would become the second Secretary General (leader) of the United Nations. After his death, he would be awarded a Nobel Prize. Hammarskjöld was not out about his sexual orientation during his lifetime; that would have been unheard of at that time in history. According to OutSmart magazine, “[Hammarskjold’s] diary, Markings, published posthumously in 1966, alluded to homosexual longings, perhaps never fulfilled.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

07-29-1953 Tim Gunn – Born in Washington, D.C. He is an American fashion consultant, TV personality, actor, and voice-over actor. He was on the faculty of Parsons The New School of Design from 1982 to 2007, after which he joined Liz Claiborne as chief creative officer. Gunn is well

Tim Gunn

 known as an on-air mentor to designers on the reality television program Project Runway. Gunn, who is gay, was raised in an intensely homophobic household. According to a video Gunn created for the It Gets Better project, he attempted to commit suicide at the age of 17. He denied his sexual orientation until his early 20s and did not share it with his family until he came out to his sister when he was 29. In 2014, he participated in Do I Sound Gay? a documentary film by David Thorpe about stereotypes of gay men’s speech patterns. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).

07-29-1955   Bishop Yvette Flunder – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American singer and senior pastor of the City of refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California, and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of 

Affirming Ministries. In 1984 she began singing and recording with Walter Hawkins and the Love Center Choir, where she was the lead singer. In 1986, Flunder began working and ministering to people with HIV/AIDS. She founded several non-profit organizations that provided services for people affected by HIV. In 1991, she founded the City of Refuge Church in an effort to “create a spiritual community that will embrace our collective cultures, faith paths, gender expressions, and sexual/affectional orientations while simultaneously freeing us from oppressive theologies that subjugate women, denigrate the LGBT community, and disconnect us from justice issues locally and globally.” The Transcendence Gospel Choir of the City of Refuge is the first all-transgender choir in the United States. Flunder’s spouse is Shirley Miller, the cousin of Walter Hawkins; they have been committed partners since the mid-1980s.

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

July 29, 1960

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected proposals that it set up specific controls over radio and TV programs.

1962 – Birth date of out actor Kevin Spirtas (July 29, 1962). Spirtas is perhaps best known for his roles as Dr. Craig Wesley on the soap opera Days of Our LivesJonas Chamberlain on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, and as Nick in the slasher film Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988). Spirtas has worked on Broadway, with roles including Hugh Jackman’s understudy in The Boy from Oz, and has also worked as a stunt performer. He began using the name “Kevin Spirtas” professionally in 1995, having been previously credited as “Kevin Blair”.

July 29, 1966

The U.S. teen magazine Datebook reprinted the  John Lennon Jesus quote from an interview published in the London Evening Standard newspaper, and The Beatles Record Burnings Began.

1967 – Ian Campbell Dunn (May 1, 1943 – March 10, 1998) was a gay rights campaigner who lived and worked in Scotland. Dunn began his work in gay rights activism after finding that the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalized homosexual relations between adult men, applied only to England and Wales and not to Scotland. On this day, he wrote to Antony Grey, secretary of the Homosexual Law Reform Society in London, about establishing a chapter in Scotland. Grey refused.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Honky Chateau by Elton John was 1 in the usa Lp charts

Patrick Ian Polk

07-29-1973 Patrick Ian Polk – Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, singer, and actor. Polk, who is openly gay, is noted for his  films and theatre work that explore the African-American LGBT experience and relationships.

Polk is the creator of the television series Noah’s Arc, which made its debut on the Logo television network in October 2005. He believes that people should come out and not have a secret life as it leads to lies and deceptions.

1975 – The Annual Conference of the Metropolitan Community Church was held in Dallas, Texas. Among the speakers was Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944), who was the first person to be elected to a state legislature (MA) while running as an openly gay person.

July 29, 1977

Barbra Streisand collected another #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

 “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3.  Barbra Streisand edged up with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

LP Charts Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third,

1978 – 

The Village People’s first major hit Macho Man disco single debuts and eventually goes gold.

“Songbird” from Barbra Streisand was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Grease took over at #1 on the Album chart the Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” was still in the Top 10 at #9 after 36 weeks and the Soundtrack to “Thank God It’s Friday” was #10.

Prince appeared on the US charts for the first time with “Soft and Wet.”

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


David Bowie made his theatrical debut when he opened in the title role of “Elephant Man.”

1981 – Tennis player Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956) is outed by reporter Steve Goldstein of the New York Daily News.

1986 – The Chicago City Council defeats a gay rights bill by a vote of 30-18.

1987 – President Reagan nominated homophobic judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. He was rejected by the Senate 58-42.

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


Elton John checked into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem. He will take over a year off from touring and recording, but when he returns he will top the US chart with a re-issue of his 1974 hit, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.


an anonymous collector from St. Louis paid about $270,000 for Elton John’s collection of 48,000 records at an auction in London. The same collector bought John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “I Am the Walrus” for $60,000.


Celine Dion released her single “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”.


The Spice Girls released the single “2 Become 1” in the United States.

1998 — World renowned American choreographer Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) dies. Robbins was bisexual and had relationships with a number of people, from Montgomery Clift and Nora Kaye to Buzz Miller and Jess Gerstein. He never married. Among his numerous stage productions he worked on were On the TownPeter PanHigh Button ShoesThe King And IThe Pajama GameBells Are RingingWest Side StoryGypsy: A Musical Fable, and Fiddler on the Roof; Robbins was a five time Tony Award winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He received two Academy Awards, including the 1961 Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story. n 1950, Robbins was called to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), suspected of Communist sympathies. Robbins, though willing to confess to past party membership, resisted naming names of others with similar political connections; he held out for three years until, according to two family members in whom he confided, he was threatened with public exposure of his homosexuality.  On the evening of his death, the lights of Broadway were dimmed for a moment in tribute.

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

2004 – The Wyoming Supreme Court rejects a final appeal by Matthew Shepard killer Russell Henderson to have his sentence reduced. Matthew Wayne “Matt” Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. Six days later, he died from severe head injuries at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

2005 – Aerospace manufacturer Raytheon adds transgender to its anti-discrimination policy.


July 26 – August 5: Montreal hosts the 2006 World Outgames. On July 29, the Declaration of Montreal, an international statement of principle pertaining to the human rights of LGBT people around the world, is adopted at a conference held as part of the festivities.

2008, Panama – Same-sex sexual activity is decriminalized

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/ – and MonkeyPox


Ellen DeGeneres announced she was leaving the judge’s panel on “American Idol” after just one season because she said it was hard for her to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings.

07-29-2011 Kiss Me (Kyss Mig ) – Swedish Film released in Sweden on this date. The film is about a young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her stepmother’s lesbian daughter. Written and directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining. Stars Ruth Vega Fernandex and Liv Mjones.

2012, India – The Alan Turing Rainbow festival in Madurai hosts Asia’s first genderqueer Pride Parade.

07-29-2013 Pope Francis on gays: “Who am I to judge them?”

Blogger Nina Notes: Pope words a lot and says nothing – see Canada 2022 Residential School Mass Graves Pope Forgot Vatican Cheque Book Apology Tour

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – JULY 29 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-july-29-2

Today in LGBT History – JULY 29. 1519, Spain – Four men are burned at the stake for sodomy because a Franciscan friar, Luis Castelloli, preached that God’s …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Timeline of LGBT history in Canada – Wikipedia


people link

events link

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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