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August 5 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1473, Italy – Leonardo Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) draws his earliest known work, the Tuscan valley of Arno. His best known is the Mona Lisa. He was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included inventionpaintingsculptingsciencemusicmathematicsengineeringliteratureanatomygeologyastronomybotanywritinghistory, and cartography. He has been called the father of paleontologyichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachutehelicopter and tank, he epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo was widely suspected of being gay but the identity label didn’t exist during his lifetime. Today, Leonardo is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived.

1730, Germany – Crown Prince Frederick, later Frederick The Great of Prussia was thought to have been in a relationship with Hans Hermann von Katte. They tried to escape from Prussia but were caught, arrested, and imprisoned for treason. Frederick was released by his father. Von Katte wasn’t so lucky. Sentenced only to imprisonment, the verdict was upgraded by the vindictive monarch. As part of Frederick William’s ongoing project to break his son, he made him watch his friend’s beheading from close enough proximity to beg (and receive) von Katte’s forgiveness. Katte was beheaded on Nov. 6, 1730.

1907 – Musician Earnestine Tiny Davis (August 5, 1907 – January 30, 1994) is born. In 1937, the Piney Woods Country Life School of Mississippi founded the 16-piece band known as “The International Sweethearts of Rhythm”. The purpose of the band was to financially support the school, which educated the poor and orphaned black children in that state. But in 1941, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm severed ties with the Piney Woods School, moved to Virginia and recruited seasoned professionals to join their band. The International Sweethearts pushed fevered audiences to new levels as Edna Williams, Willie Mae Wong, and Ruby Lucas upped the ante on the song “Swing Shift.” The Sweethearts were unique in that it was both all females as well as a racially integrated group. Latina, Asian, Caucasian, Black, Indian and Puerto Rican women came together and created music that more than held its own in the Swing Era: the musicians and the music they played were admired by their peers, including the likes of Count Basie and Louis Armstrong. The Jubilee Sessions, originally recorded for radio broadcasts aimed toward America’s black soldiers serving during 1943 to 1946, provide a rare opportunity to hear these women play. The Sweethearts didn’t get as much exposure to mainstream audiences in the South as the all-white, male big bands of their day because of their racial make-up and the atmosphere of violent racism in that region. When they did tour the Deep South, the three or four white women in the group would paint their faces dark so the police would not remove them from the bandstand and arrest them. While their exposure to white audiences was somewhat limited, they were extremely popular with black audiences. The all-girl band singer Tiny Davis and her partner since 1948, Ruby Lucas, owned Tiny and Ruby’s Gay Spot in Chicago during the 1950s. In 1988, a short film entitled Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Womenwas made as a tribute to Davis, and her lover of 40 years, drummer Ruby Lucas.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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


Sonny & Cher made their British debut at the 100 Club in London.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

 1970 In New York City, the Rockefeller Five, part of the Gay Activists Alliance, appear in court, but their trial is postponed (charges are later dismissed). The GAA was most active from 1970 to 1974 and performed what they called zaps, (protests conceived by Marty Robinson) which were peaceful public confrontations with officials to draw media attention. Some of their more visible actions included protests against an anti-gay episode on the popular TV series Marcus Welby, M.D., a zap of Mayor John Lindsay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and later at Radio City Music Hall. But the best known was a sit-in at the offices of then Governor Rockefeller as part of a push for a Gay Civil Rights Bill to become state law

August 5, 1972

A Rock and Roll revival concert is held at Wembley Stadium near London, featuring Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Billy Fury, Bill Haley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The crowd is made up of mostly greasers, Teddy Boys and trouble makers who disrupt the show and at one point, boo Little Richard off the stage.

1973, Canada – The Canadian Gay Archives is founded by The Body Politic, with newspaper’s back files as foundation. 

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

1982 – The Philadelphia City Council passes a gay rights law when Mayor William Green neither signed nor vetoed it.

1986 –

The Health Insurance Association of America files a suit claiming a law that had recently been approved to prohibit discrimination against people with HIV in health insurance was unconstitutional.

Michael Rudetsky, keyboardist with Culture Club, was found dead of drugs at Boy George’s London home in Hampstead, London.

1987 – The ACLU files suit on behalf of a Chicago physician whose duties were limited because he had AIDS.

1988 – Screenwriter and director Colin Higgins (28 July 1941 – 5 August 1988) dies of complications from AIDS at age 47. He wrote the classic comedies Harold and Maude, Nine to Five, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Two years before his death, Higgins had established the Colin Higgins Foundation that annually presents awards for outstanding work in the areas of AIDS education, advocacy, and the empowerment of the LGBTQ community.

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


Madonna finished her Blond Ambition Tour at the Stade de L’Ouest in Nice, 
France.  The show was aired on HBO via a tape delay.

1997 – The Dallas Morning News reports that in Texas, since 1990, twenty-one men had been murdered in anti-gay attacks.

1998 – The U.S. House of Representatives rejects a proposal to nullify President Clinton’s executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in federal employment.

1999 – Charles Monroe Butler, Jr. and Steven Mullin were found guilty of the anti-gay murder of Billy Jack Gaither in Alabama and sentenced to life without parole.

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

2005 – A bill to allow civil unions in Oregon dies when the state legislature adjourns without voting.


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.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011: The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upholds a lower court ruling in Fields v. Smith,  striking down Wisconsin’s “Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act.” The law barred doctors in Wisconsin prisons from prescribing hormone treatment or sex reassignment surgery to transgender inmates. The court found that denial of treatment without a medically necessary reason constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

2012, Mexico – Isabel Vargas Lizano (April 17,1919 – August 5, 2012) dies. She was better known as Chavela Vargas, a Costa Rican-born Mexican singer. She was especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras, but she is also recognized for her contribution to other genres of popular Latin American music. She had been an influential interpreter in the Americas and Europe, muse to figures such as Pedro Almodóvar, hailed for her haunting performances, and called “la voz áspera de la ternura”, the rough voice of tenderness. The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences presented her with a Latin GRAMMY Statuette in 2007 after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of that organization. Vargas was alleged to have had an affair with bisexual Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) during Kahlo’s marriage to muralist Diego Rivera

August 5-21, 2016 – A record number of openly LGB athletes compete in the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Human Rights Campaign estimates that there are at least 41 openly lesbian, gay and bisexual Olympians – up from 23 who participated in London 2012 – though puts that number at 49.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 5 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-5-2

Aug 5, 2018 — Today in LGBT History – August 5. 1473, Italy – Leonardo Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) draws his earliest known work, …

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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