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August 1, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes


Francis Scott Key was born. He was an American composer, attorney, poet, and social worker. He wrote a poem called “Defence of Fort McHenry” that became the lyrics to the song “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The once popular phrase, is the “As queer as a Key” refers to him.

1819 – American author and novelist Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) is born in New York City. He was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His novella Billy Budd, left unfinished at his death, was published in 1924. Despite his marriage and children, recently scholars have begun to examine the homosexual undertones of Melville’s work and question the sexuality of the author.

1863 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) wrote to Lewis K. Brown, “Your letters and your love for me are very precious to me, and I give you the like in return.” Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

08-01-1936 – 06-01-2008 Yves Saint-Laurent – Born in Oran, Algeria, he was an Algerian-born French fashion designer and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. 

Yves Saint-Laurent

In 1985, Carolina Rennolds Milbank wrote, “The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years.” He is credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-white models. He was the first French couturier to come out with a ready-to-wear line. Saint-Laurent died June 1, 2008, of brain cancer at his residence in Paris. His long-time partner was Pierre Bergé, an industrialist. According to The New York Times, a few days prior to his death, he and Bergé were joined in a same-sex civil union in France.

1939 – Frances Rummell (a.k.a Diana Frederics) (1907-1969) published an autobiographycalled Diana: A Strange Autobiography. It was the first explicitly lesbian autobiography in which two women end up happy together. Frances V. Rummell was an educator and a teacher of French at Stephens College. This autobiography was published with a note saying, “The publishers wish it expressly understood that this is a true story, the first of its kind ever offered to the general reading public”.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


The American Federation of Musicians went on strike after Union president James C. Petrillo told musicians that phonograph records were ‘a threat to members’ jobs.’ As a result, musicians refused to perform in recording sessions over the next several months, although live, musical radio broadcasts did continue.

08-01-1949 Ellen Hart – Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the award-winning mystery author of the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenaway series. Hart is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book 

Ellen Hart

Award for Best Popular Fiction, and has won other awards as well. In 2005 she was made an official LGBT Literary Saint at the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans. In 2010, Hart received the GCLS Trailblazer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of lesbian literature. She has been dubbed the “lesbian answer to Agatha Christie.” In an interview, she stated, “ I do a lot of traveling with two other authors, William Kent Krueger, and Carl Brookins. When we give a presentation, it’s always interesting to watch the people that come up afterward. Some of them won’t even touch my books. It’s like they’re made of plutonium. Had I written the same stories with a straight character, I would probably be making a lot more money and be far better known.” There are no sex scenes in her novels and she gets slammed for that by the gay community. “I seem to be either too gay or not gay enough.” She lives with her wife, Kathleen Kruger. They have been together for over thirty-five years and live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

08-01-1949 – 02-14-1995   Nigel Finch – Born in Tenterden, Kent, England. He was an English film director and filmmaker whose career influenced the growth of British gay cinema. Finch began working as co-editor for the BBC

 television documentary series Arena in the early 1970s. He rose to prominence with his documentary Chelsea Hotel (1981). Finch’s documentary subjects include Robert Mapplethorpe (1988), Kenneth Anger (1991), and Louise Bourgeois (1994). Finch died from AIDS-related illness in London in 1995 during post-production of his first full-length film Stonewall, a docudrama. 

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1961 – Sixteen men attend the first meeting of the Mattachine Society in Washington D.C. at the Haywood-Adams Hotel. The FBI learned of the meeting and began tracking the group.

08-01-1962 Toni Atkins – Born in Wythe County, Virginia. She is an American Democratic politician from San Diego, California. She was the Speaker of the California State Assembly and 

Toni Atkins

is the third woman as well as the first acknowledged lesbian to be elected to that position. Atkins is also the first lawmaker from San Diego to be elected Speaker. Because the governor, lieutenant governor and the state Senate president were all out of town at the same time, Atkins served as the acting governor of California for nine hours on July 30, 2014, making her the first openly gay governor of California. She is currently a member of the California State Senate.

Mark Adamo

08-01-1962 Mark Adamo – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an Italian-American composer and librettist. In 2009, the San Francisco Opera Company commissioned Adamo to 

compose both the score and libretto for an opera entitled The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. The company premiered the work on June 19, 2013. Adamo, who is openly gay, married composer John Corigliano in California before Prop. 8 passed. The couple lives in New York City.

1966 –Three years before Stonewall, gay and transgender customers rioted at Compton’sCafeteria in San Franciscoin response to continued police harassment. The restaurant and the surrounding neighborhood sustained heavy damage. The following night demonstrators threw up another picket line which quickly descended into new violence and damage to the restaurant.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


“The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” was debuted on CBS-TV.

Blogger Nina Notes the show was funnier after the divorce


Pride Week 1973 was a national LGBT rights event held in August 1973 in several Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Programming included an art festival, a dance, picnic, a screening of a documentary and a rally for gay rights that occurred in all the participating cities.

This event represented the shift from the homophile movement into the gay liberation movement, showing the emergence of the concept of gay pride.

Vancouver’s earliest Pride celebrations began when the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE) organized a picnic and art exhibit in Ceperley Park. The August 1973 edition of GATE’s newspaper, Gay Tide, features coverage of “Gay Pride Week ’73.”, and was followed shortly thereafter by their first Pride parade in 1978.

1976 – UCLA releases a study that finds that lesbian mothers’ sexual orientations do not influence the sexual orientations of their children.

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


A new television cable network called MTV (Music Television) started broadcasting music videos, 24 hours a day in the US. The show begins with the intro “Ladies and gentlemen, Rock and Roll.” The first video to be shown was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles. 

Canada – Vancouver Mayor Mike Harcourt, fulfilling an election promise, proclaims Gay Unity Week

Vancouver’s earliest Pride celebrations began when the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE) organized a picnic and art exhibit in Ceperley Park. The August 1973 edition of GATE’s newspaper, Gay Tide, features coverage of “Gay Pride Week ’73.”, and was followed shortly thereafter by their first Pride parade in 1978.

It would not be until 1981 that there would be an ‘official’ Pride Parade. After years of being turned down by the city, a new municipal government was elected under the leadership of Mike Harcourt who followed through on election promises to the queer community for a proclamation and parade permit. In the lead up to the parade, hate literature was handed out in Burnaby and Port Moody and the queer community faced heightened harassment but that didn’t stop more than 1,500 attendees from showing up.

1983 – The U.S. House of Representatives holds hearings on the government’s response to AIDS. They conclude that the Reagan administration has been negligent and that funding has been inadequate.


MTV Europe makes its debut. The first video shown is Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing,” a song where Sting proclaims, “I want my MTV.”

Blogger Nina note: the faggot line in the song ,eh

1988 –

New York governor Mario Cuomo blasts the Republican-controlled state senate during a news conference for excluding sexual orientation from a hate-crimes bill. “Gays make a stronger case than anybody in terms of need for this legislation, based on episodes – ugly, cruel, violent, dangerous episodes.”

The Library Board of Trustees votes to allow the book Annie on My Mindby Nancy Garden to remain on the shelves of the Rockingham County, N.C. libraries. The book is about a lesbian relationship between two seventeen-year-olds.

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

1991, UK – The first issue of Queer Reality,a magazine produced by the UK organization OutRage, is published.

1992 –


Elton John’s 43rd Adult Contemporary hit was another chart-topper for one of the Rock Era’s top superstars–“The One” was #1 for a second week.

UCLA researchers Dr. Laura Allen and Dr. Robert Gorski publish their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesthat the anterior commissure, a group of nerve cells in the brain, is larger in gay men than in women or heterosexual men.


Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley announced that they had been married 11 weeks earlier in the Dominican Republic.

1995, Zimbabwe – After refusing to allow the Gay and Lesbian Association of Zimbabwe to exhibit at a human rights book fair, President Robert Mugabe opens the fair with an attack on lesbians and gay men, saying they are alien to African traditions and that he doesn’t believe “they have any rights at all.”

1996 – Representative Jim Kolbe (born June 28, 1942) of Arizona becomes the fourth congressman and second Republican to come out after an e-mail campaign launched by San Francisco activist Michael Petrelis and others who protest his support of the Defense of Marriage Act. He divorces his wife in 1992.In 2013, he marries his partner Hector Alfonso. In 2013, Kolbe was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.

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

2001, Germany – Angelika and Gudrun Pannier, dressed in black tuxedos and white bow ties, exchanged rings and sealed Germany’s first legal homosexual union with a kiss. The new Partnership Law allows inheritance and health insurance rights but does not give gay partnerships the same tax privileges as heterosexual marriages.

2005 – The California Supreme Court rules that country clubs must offer gay members who register as domestic partners the same discounts given to married ones, a decision that could apply to other businesses such as insurance companies and mortgage lenders.

2006 – The American Academy of Pediatrics journal publishes “Consensus Statement on Management of Intersex Disorders,” recommending new approaches, emphasizing caution with using surgeries. Intersex people are individuals born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomesgonadssex hormones, or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, “do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies” Such variations may involve genital ambiguity and combinations of chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female.

2008 – Carla Barbano and Joy Spring, of Middletown, NY, were among the first out-of-staters married in Provincetown, Massachusetts. A state study estimated that more than 30,000 out-of-state gay couples, most from New York, wed in Massachusetts over the next three years, boosting the state’s economy by $111 million.

2009, Israel – A masked gunman kills two and injures 15 at the gay youth center in Tel Aviv. The next day 20,000 people hold a spontaneous rally against homophobia in Tel Aviv. President Shimon Peres was one of the speakers. The killer was indicted in 2013.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011 – The Suquamish tribe of Washington legalizes same-sex marriage following a unanimous vote by the Suquamish Tribal Council. At least one member of a same-sex couple has to be an enrolled member of the tribe to be able to marry in the jurisdiction. The Suquamish are a Lushootseed-speaking Native American people, located in present-day Washingtonin the United States. They are a southern Coast Salish people. Today, most Suquamish people are enrolled in the federally recognized Suquamish Tribe,a signatory to the 1855 Treaty of Point ElliottChief Seattle, the famous leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Tribes for which the City of Seattle is named, signed the Point Elliot Treaty on behalf of both Tribes. The Suquamish Tribe owns the Port Madison Indian Reservation.


In the fall of 2012, the bishop of the territory introduced a policy for the Catholic school’s discussions about sexuality. It was called: ‘One Heart, One Truth, One Love.’

‘It went straight back to the Catholic doctrine of morally disturbed ‘same-sex attractions’ – our queer kids were being taught they were evil. We were not OK with that.’’ – Former teacher and Queer Yukon activist Stephanie Hammond. So over a beer with another local Fiona Griffin, they organized the town’s first pride march.


Same-sex marriages begins in Rhode Island. USA

 Same-sex marriages begins in Minnesota, USA

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 1 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-1

Aug 1, 2018 — 1966 –Three years before Stonewall, gay and transgender customers rioted at Compton’sCafeteria in San Franciscoin response to continued police …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


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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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