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August 4 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1826 – Thomas A. McKenny writes a letter describing the men-women of the Chippeway tribe. “…so completely do they succeed, and even to the voice, as to make it impossible to distinguish them from the women.”

08-04-1868 — 04-28-1938 Esther Roper – Born in England, place unknown. She was an 

English suffragist and social justice campaigner who fought for equal employment and voting rights for working-class women. In 1891 Roper graduated from Owen’s College with honors in Latin, English Literature, and Political Economy. While on vacation in Italy in 1896, she met Irish poet and aristocrat Eva Gore-Booth. The couple fell in love and the following year Gore-Booth gave up her life of privilege and moved in with Roper. In 1916, they founded Urania, a privately circulated journal that focused on gender and sexuality. During WWI, they were prominent pacifists and helped support the wives and children of imprisoned conscientious objectors. After the war, they became members of the Committee for the Abolition of Capital Punishment and worked for prison reform. Gore-

Booth died in 1926. In 1929, Roper published The Poems of Eva Gore-Booth. Roper died of heart failure in 1938. She is buried alongside Eva Gore-Booth. A quote from lesbian icon Sappho is carved on their gravestone – “Life that is Love is God” (Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir). Eva Gore-Booth’s sister, Constance Markievicz, wrote of Roper: “The more one knows her, the more one loves her, and I feel so glad Eva and she were together, and so thankful that her love was with Eva to the end.

1875, Denmark – Danish singer, actor, storyteller and playwright Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)  dies at age 70. Andersen authored, among many other works, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes and, The Princess on the Pea. Many believe that rather than being heterosexual or homosexual, Andersen had romantic feelings for both genders but probably remained celibate his whole life.

 His stories inspired songs by Kate Bush and Sinead O’Connor. Disney mad bad versions of his stories.

1921, UK – The British House of Commons votes 148 to 53 to penalize lesbians in the same way as male homosexuals. The bill is sent to the House of Lords where it is rejected.

08-04-1933 – 01-19-2012   Rudi van Dantzig – Born in Amsterdam, 

Netherlands. He was a Dutch choreographer, ballet director, and writer. From the 1960s onward, van Dantzig choreographed more than 50 ballets. His unusual combination of classical ballet and modern dance was appreciated by Rudolf Nureyev who asked to be taught the principal role in Monument for a Dead Boy. For twenty-five years the two men were lovers, friends, and collaborators.Van Dantzig’s book, Remembering Nureyev: The Trail of a Comet, details their relationship. Being gay, van Dantzig suffered the intolerance of his time and this became a major theme in his ballets and writings. His life partner was Toer van Schayk, a dancer, set and costume designer, and choreographer with the Dutch National Ballet. Van Dantzig died in Amsterdam from lymphoma and male breast cancer in 2012.  (April 18, 1979 Photo by Rob Bogaerts / Anefo – Nationaal Archief)

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

08-04-1950 Sapphire (born Ramona Lofton) – Born in Fort Ord, California. She is an American author and performance poet. Lofton moved to New York City in 1977 and became 


involved with poetry. She also became a member of United Lesbians of Color for Change Inc. Her first novel, Push, became the film Precious, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. Sapphire is openly bisexual. Like her character Precious, at the age of eight, Sapphire was sexually abused by her father, a US army sergeant.

08-04-1958 Tim Barnett (Timothy Andrew Barnett) – Born in Rugby, United Kingdom. In the UK he had been the inaugural Executive Director of the Stonewall Lobby Group, which was

Tim Barnett

 the first professional lobby group set up in the UK to work for equal rights for lesbian and gay people. He moved to New Zealand in 1991. He was a member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1996 to 2008. Barnett was New Zealand’s second openly gay politician. He was an outspoken supporter of the Civil Union Bill, which became law in 2004 and made New Zealand the first country outside Europe to legislate for equal relationship status for lesbian and gay couples. In 2009, Barnett was appointed as the Global Programmes Manager for the World AIDS Campaign based in Cape Town, South Africa. In July 2012, Barnett returned to New Zealand and was appointed as General Secretary of the Labour Party.

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

President Obama

08-04-1961 President Barack Obama – Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama was the United States 44th President and the first African American to hold the office. He also was elected for a second term, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. While in Office, Obama was the president with the most threats.

President Obama is the first president to include LGBT as a platform, however this was rolled back in his first term and done at the end of his second.

President Carter met with Lesbians in the Oval Office in the 1970s off book while President Clinton was the first US Present to say Gays and lesbians were Americans and meet on the books with representative groups, leading the the International Gay and Lesbian Association having United Nations Status.

President Obama was the first USA President to say Atheists are Americans.

08-04-1962   Lori Lightfoot – Born in Massillon, Ohio. She is an American 

lawyer and since May 2019, she has been the mayor of Chicago. Lightfoot is the first openly gay African-American woman to be elected mayor of a major city in the United States. She is married to Amy Eshleman, a former Chicago Public Library employee.

08-04-1963 Keith Ellison – Born in Detroit, Michigan. He is an American Muslim politician. 

Keith Ellison 2

Ellison is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th district. Ellison is the first Muslim to be elected to Congress and the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. He is a supporter of LGBT rights and released a video to celebrate the first day of same-sex marriage in his state.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

08-04-1970 John August – Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He is an American screenwriter and film director. August’s debut film was the 1999’s critically acclaimed Go, for 

John August

which he also served as co-producer and second unit director. In 2006, he received a Grammy nomination for the lyrics for “Wonka’s Welcome Song” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He writes and maintains the popular screenwriting blog and develops screenwriter-targeted software. He is openly gay and married Michael August on June 28, 2008, during the four months same-sex marriage in California was recognized.


“Bad Girls” by Donna Summer prevailed at #1 for a fourth week with Chic and “Good Times” in the runner-up position.  Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” was #3, Barbra Streisand moved up strong with “The Main Event/Fight” at #4   Donna Summer’s powerful “Hot Stuff” was at 9

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


In France, the Age of Consent for same-sex acts is lowered from 21 to 15, the same as for heterosexual acts.

1983 – The 8th Annual National Reno Gay Rodeo opens despite threats that snipers would shoot at spectators and claims by the Pro-Family Christian Coalition that the event was an orgy riddled with disease and that gays are un-American. 20,000 people attended the opening ceremonies.


The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rescinded the Fairness Doctrine, which had been in effect since its introduction in 1949. The doctrine had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues in an honest, equitable and balanced fashion.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors votes unanimously to expand the use of involuntary detention for people with AIDS who knowingly expose others to infection. The vote was in response to Joseph Markowski who gave blood knowing he was infected with HIV.

Governor Mario Cuomo of New York announces a program establishing anonymous confidential HIV testing as an effort to get an idea of the prevalence of HIV infection in New York.

1988 – A sold-out gospel show organized by Dionne Warwick and Rev. Carl Bean draws 6,500 people and raises $150,000 for the Los Angeles Minority AIDS Project. Performers included Al Jarreau and Patti LaBelle.

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


Steve Endean died of AIDS. Gay Rights National Lobby (GRNL)  and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) were among the earliest organizations to engage in lobbying legislators for lesbian and gay rights. Steve Endean, who was the one-time Director of GRNL, established the Human Rights Campaign Fund (now the Human Rights Campaign) in 1980 and served as its first Executive Director. In 1971, Endean founded the Minnesota Committee for Gay Rights (later Gay Rights Legislative Committee), and became the first gay and lesbian rights lobbyist in Minnesota a year later. Along with the Minnesota Committee for Gay Rights and Democratic legislators, Endean opposed trans-inclusion and public accommodations in a statewide gay rights bill, giving as the reason the belief that the bill would not pass with such inclusion. In the 1970s, he served as co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Gay Task Force.

1995 –

U.S. President Bill Clinton signs an executive order forbidding the federal government from denying security clearances on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation. Administration spokespersons advise reporters, however, that individuals ought still be denied clearance if they are in the closet and fear exposure to family or friends.

Calvin B. Anderson, the first openly gay man to serve in the Washington Legislature, dies from complications related to AIDS.

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


Yahoo Inc. announced that it was beginning a test of a new search engine feature that would search through millions of songs offered on popular Internet music services.

The iTunes Music Store in Japan officially opened with one million songs available.


Italy – Rome marks the opening of its first “Gay Street” with flags, banners and protests amid a row over a male couple who claimed they were detained by police for kissing near the Colosseum. Campaigners welcomed a 325-yard zone in the center of the city, filled with shops and bars, as an area where gays can “feel at ease,” after days of heated debate in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy over the kissing incident.

USA Accountant Keith Durbin became Tennessee’s first out gay elected official by winning a seat on the Nashville City Council.


The iTunes Music Store was officially launched in Mexico.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker rules that Proposition 8, the 2008 referendum that banned same-sex marriage in California, violates the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.

Mexico – Mexico’s Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in an 8-2 vote

2011: President Barack Obama signs a proclamation ordering the State Department to bar from entry into the United States anyone who has engaged in oppression against various groups, including those defined by  “sexual orientation or gender identity.”

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 4 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-4

Aug 4, 2017 — 1921, UK – The British House of Commons votes 148 to 53 to penalize lesbians in the same way as male homosexuals. The bill is sent to the House …

The Lavender Effect

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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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