BCE to The Suffragettes
12 AD, Italy – Gaius Caesar Germanicus, better known as Caligula (August 31, 12 – January 24, 41) , is born in Anzio, Italy. He was violent and cruel. Bisexual, his male lovers included soldiers, actors and a priest. a soldier was said to have kicked him to death after sex, though more likely Caligula was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy by officers of the Praetorian Guard, senators, and courtiers. During his brief reign, Caligula worked to increase the unconstrained personal power of the emperor as opposed to countervailing powers within the principate. He directed much of his attention to ambitious construction projects and luxurious dwellings for himself, and initiated the construction of two aqueducts in Rome: the Aqua Claudia and the Anio Novus. During his reign, the empire annexed the Kingdom of Mauretania as a province.
1935 – Jim Morris (August 31, 1935 – January 28, 2016) is born. He was an openly gay African American bodybuilder known for winning competitions over a thirty-year career. Among the titles Morris won are: Mr. USA (1972), AAU Mr. America (1973), Mr. International (1974), and Mr. Olympia Masters Over 60 (1996). At age 50, he became a vegetarian then vegan, a diet to which he credited much of his excellent health. He posed nude for a PETA ad in support of the vegan lifestyle. From 1974 to 1988 he was Elton John‘s personal bodyguard.In March 2014 a short documentary-film starring Jim Morris entitled “Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness” was released on YouTube. The film focuses on his life-long body building career, vegan lifestyle and Morris’ yearning to break stereotypes attached to the elderly. Morris died on January 28, 2016 at the age of 80.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
08-31-1952 – Mariana Romo-Carmona – Born in Chile, emigrated to the U.S. with parents at the age of 14.
She produced the first lesbian and gay bilingual radio program. Romo-Carmona is also the author of several books, including Speaking Like an Immigrant: A Collection.
in pop culture shifts
August 31, 1955
A London judge fined Sidney Turner three pounds, ten shillings for “creating an abominable noise” after Turner threatened his neighbors by saying, “I will drive you mad.” Turner played Bill Haley And His Comets‘ “Shake Rattle & Roll” as loud as possible from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1961 – The first English language film to use the word “homosexual” in a feature film is shown in the U.S. It was the Britishsuspense film“Victim.” It was denied the motion picture code seal of approval. The filmwas directed by Basil Deardenand starred Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. It premiered in the UK on August 31,1961, and in the US the following February.
08-31-1968 Jennifer Azzi – Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
She is the head coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of San Francisco.Azzi is a former collegiate and professional basketball player.
In 2009 she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. On March 31, 2016, Azzi came out as gay, announcing her marriage to USG assistant Blair Hardiek. Azzi said, “ I lived a long time not being 100 percent honest. Kind of the don’t-ask-don’t-tell kinda thing. And it’s so stupid. The best thing I can do for my team is to be authentic and true to myself.”
08-31-1969 – 07-23-1997 Andrew Cunanan – Born in National City, California.
He was an American serial killer who murdered at least five people, including fashion designer Gianni Versace, during a three-month period in 1997.
On June 12, 1997, Cunanan became the 449th fugitive to be listed by the FBI on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The killing spree ended with Cunanan’s suicide.
He was 27 years old.
in pop culture
31-year-old Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul And Mary is involved in an incident at the Shoreham Hotel in New York City that would severely damage his reputation. After a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister went to Yarrow’s hotel room seeking an autograph, he was accused of making sexual advances toward the younger girl. Six months later he would plead guilty and would serve three months of a one to three year prison sentence. In 1981 Yarrow received a Presidential Pardon from Jimmy Carter, but would later acknowledge the deed as “the most terrible mistake I have ever made.”
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
08-31-1975 Sara Ramírez – Born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. She is a Mexican
American actress, singer, and songwriter. Ramírez is the recipient of a Tony Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Satellite Award. Her role as Dr. Callie Torres, in ABC’s medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy, brought her wider recognition. She is an LGBT activist for equality and in 2015 was awarded the Ally for Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In 2012, she married Ryan DeBolt. Ramírez came out as bisexual in October 2016. She wrote to The Huffington Post that her decision to come out publicly was a “very organic and natural” one. In September 2016, she donated her hair to “Locks of Love,” an organization that makes wigs for children who suffer from medical conditions that lead to hair fall out. In August 2020, Ramírez said they identified as non-binary. they use they/she pronouns. On July 6, 2021, she announced in an Instagram post that they were no longer with Ryan DeBolt.
08-31-1977 – 07-06-1999 Barry L. Winchell – Born in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was an infantry soldier in the US Army. In 1999, Winchell, his roommate, Justin Fisher, and other soldiers, went to a Nashville club, The Connection, which featured transgender performers. At the club, Winchell met Calpernia Addams, a transgender female showgirl. The two began to date. Fisher began to spread rumors about their relationship at Ft. Campbell. Winchell became the target of constant harassment which his superiors did little to stop. On the Fourth of July weekend, Winchell and soldier Calvin Glover got into a fight. Winchell won the fight easily. Fisher then began harassing Glover about being beaten by a “fucking faggot” like Winchell. On July 5, 1999, Glover took a baseball bat from Fisher’s locker and struck Winchell in the head while he
slept. Winchell died the next day. Glover was convicted of Winchell’s murder and is serving a life sentence. Fisher was convicted on lesser crimes and was released in October 2006. Winchell’s murder led Secretary of Defense William Cohen to order a review of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which some asserted was a significant factor in Winchell’s harassment and murder. Commanding General at the time of the murder was Major General Robert T. Clark, who refused to take responsibility for the anti-gay climate at Ft. Campbell. The 2003 film Soldier’s Girl is based on Winchell’s murder and the events leading up to it. The film received a Peabody Award and Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Barbra Streisand had song #3–“The Main Event/Fight”. Donna Summer slipped from the top with “Bad Girls and Elton John landed his 16th Top 10 hit with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.
LP charts Bad Girls from Donna Summer was #2
At the start of the Labor Day weekend at the Sri Ram Ashram near Benson, Arizona, the Spiritual Conference for Radical Fairies was organized as a ʺcall to gay brothersʺ by early gay rights advocates Harry Hay (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002), John Burnside (1916-2008), Don Kilhefner (born March 3, 1938), and Mitch Walker (born 1951). It becomes the birthplace of The Radical Faeries. The Radical Faeries is a loosely affiliated worldwide network and counter-cultural movement seeking to redefine queer consciousness through spirituality. Sometimes deemed a form of contemporary Paganism, it adopts elements from anarchism and environmentalism. Today Radical Faeries embody a wide range of genders, sexual orientations, and identities. All sanctuaries and most gatherings are open to all, though a decreasing minority of gatherings still focus on the particular spiritual experience of man-loving men co-creating temporary autonomous zones.Faerie sanctuaries adapt rural living and environmentally sustainable concepts to modern technologies as part of creative expression. Radical Faerie communities are generally inspired by indigenous, native or traditional spiritualties, especially those that incorporate genderqueer sensibilities.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. were at Shea Stadium in New York City.
Twenty years after it originally topped the UK chart for Sonny And Cher, “I Got You Babe” was a number one hit all over again for UB40 and Chrissie Hynde.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001, Canada – The Canadian Human Right tribunal rules in favor of prisons respecting sex reassignment.
Elton John went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Are You Ready For Love.’ The song was recorded in 1977 and released in 1979, when it reached No.42. It was used by Sky TV for their Premiership football ads.
UK medical magazine Thorax issued a warning to music fans saying that listening to loud music in the car can give you a collapsed lung. One 19 year-old had been treated in Bristol after his left lung collapsed as his 1,000-watt bass box boomed out in his Fiat Panda.
In U.S. v. Blaylock the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied an appeal based on the exclusion of a potential juror which the defendant alleged was based on the juror’s sexual orientation. The appeal had sought to extend to sexual orientation the protections of Batson v. Kentucky, which forbids excluding potential jurors based on race.
Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop world.
Kathleen Sebelius, governor of the U.S. state of Kansas, issues an executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the public sector.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Elton John and Leon Russell issued the first single from their upcoming collaborative album, “The Union”. Titled “If It Wasn’t For Bad”, the song features vocals from both artists as well as Sir Elton on piano and guest appearances by Brian Wilson and Neil Young on vocal harmonies and Booker T on the Hammond B-3. The single would later be nominated for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
2013 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex marriage. She officiated marriage between Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts. The wedding took place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
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.