BCE to The Suffragettes
390, Italy – Valentinian, Arcadius, and Theodosius wrote to the Roman city vicar that they cannot tolerate Rome “being stained any longer by the contamination of male effeminacy…” They call for death by fire.
1637: The Plymouth, Massachusetts court finds John Allexander and Thomas Roberts guilty of “often spending their seed one upon the other.” The Plymouth crime of “sodomy” was not mentioned in connection with the case, for “sodomy,” then, required “penetration,” not mere emission, even if this emission was mutual, and “often.” The class difference of the parties was also suggested; Allexander, presented as the instigator, was apparently a free man, Roberts was an indentured servant. Whether this intermingling of social orders, as well as of seed, lent gravity to the crime in the eyes of the judges was not disclosed.
08-06-1857 – 10-19-1915 Christian Wilhelm Allers – Born in Hamburg, Germany. He was a German painter and printmaker. Allers was a naturalist. His drawings are rich in detail. Allers
subjects were everyday life scenes and portraits. While living in Capri, Allers was accused of homosexuality. He managed to escape before the lawsuit began, which led to a sentence of 4 1/2 years imprisonment, pronounced in absentia. According to the author Tito Fiorani, “Allers had distinctly homosexual tendencies and liked to surround himself with boys, often used as models.
1862 Albert Cashier (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915), enlists in the 95th Illinois Infantry and is assigned to Company G of the Union Army. Cashier adopted the identity of a man before enlisting, and maintained it for most of the remainder of his life. He became famous as one of a number of women soldiers who served as men during the Civil War, although the consistent and long-term commitment to the male identity has prompted some contemporary scholars to suggest that Cashier was a trans man. In 1911, Cashier was hit by a car that broke his leg. A physician discovered his secret in the hospital, but did not disclose the information. On May 5, 1911, because he was no longer able to work, Cashier was moved to the Soldiers and Sailors home in Quincy, Illinois. During this stay, Albert was visited by many of his fellow soldiers from Ninety-fifth Regiment. He lived there until his mental state deteriorated. He was moved to the Watertown State Hospital for the Insane in March 1914. Attendants at the Watertown State Hospital discovered that Albert was female when giving him a bath, at which point – and at age 70 – he was made to wear women’s clothes again after fifty years. His tombstone reads “Albert D. J. Cashier, Co. G, 95 Ill. Inf.” His birth name of Jennie Hodgers was discovered nine years later so a second tombstone with both names was placed beside the original.
1868 – Florida revises its sodomy law, making sodomy punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
1885 – British Parliament votes to make homosexual acts a criminal offense.
08-06-1893 -12-16-1955 Dorothy Park Caruso – Born in New York City, New York. She was the daughter of millionaire and art patron, Jakob Benjamin and Gloria Park. On August 20,
1918, she was married in New York to the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso. Three years later Caruso died. In the 1940s, she lived with and was lovers with, lesbian writer Margaret Anderson (11-24-1886 to 10-19-1973) until her death in 1955.
1913 – Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (May 14, 1868 – May 14, 1935), crusaded for the repeal of sodomy laws in Germany and founded two organizations for homosexuals. On this day he spoke at the International Medical Conference in London and met with British gays to discuss forming a London branch of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Hirschfeld was a German Jewish physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany. He based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights”
08-06-1928 – 02-22-1987 Andy Warhol – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. After his career as a successful commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and controversial artist.
His works explored the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement from the 1960s on into the 1980s. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. He managed and produced the Velvet Underground, a rock band which had a strong influence on the evolution of punk rock music. He is also notable as a gay man who lived openly before the gay liberation movement. The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.
Blogger Nina Notes: Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame quote was an accurate prediction, I wonder how many think it is a good thing or a bad thing.
1930 – Author and GLBT historian Martin Duberman (born August 6, 1930) is born on this date. He is an American historian, biographer, playwright, and gay rights activist, and Professor of History Emeritus at Herbert Lehman College. In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War, and was jailed, as a member of REDRESS, for a sit-in protest on the floor of the U.S. Senate. His numerous essays on “The Black Struggle,” “The Crisis of the Universities,” “American Foreign Policy,” and “Gender and Sexuality” have been collected in two volumes of his essays: The Uncompleted Past and Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion, 1964-1999. He came out as a gay man in an essay (December 10, 1972) in The New York Times. A founder and keynote speaker of the Gay Academic Union (1973), he later founded and served as first director (1986-1996) of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate School. In 1997 he edited two volumes, “A Queer World” and “Queer Representations” containing selections from the Center’s conferences. He was also a member of the founding boards of the National Lesbian and Gay Task Force, Lambda Legal Defense Fund, and Queers for Economic Justice. Duberman’s most recent novel, Jews Queers Germans, was published by Seven Stories Press in March, 2017
1936, UK – Mark Weston (born Mary Louise Edith Weston, March 30, 1905 – January 29, 1978), nicknamed “the Devonshire Wonder”, was one of the best British field athletes of the 1920s. He was a national champion in the women’s javelin throw and discus throw in 1929 and won the women’s shot put title in 1925, 1928 and 1929. At the 1926 Women’s World Games he finished sixth in the two-handed shot put, where the final result was a sum of two best throws with the right hand and with the left hand. On this day, Article “The Girl who Became a Bridegroom” is published as an interview with FTM Mark Weston. Weston had a genital abnormality and was assigned as female at birth and raised as a girl. In April–May 1936, Weston underwent a series of gender changing operations at the Charing Cross Hospital. He changed his first name to Mark, retired from competitions and later worked as a masseur. In July 1936 Weston married Alberta Matilda Bray and they had three children. Following his example, his elder sibling Harry (previously Hilda) also changed his gender and name in the 1930s. Harry hanged himself during a depression in 1942. Mark Weston died in the Freedom Fields Hospital in Plymouth in 1978.
08-06-1938 – 05-13-2000 Paul Bartel – Born in Brooklyn, New York. He was an American actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his black comedy, Eating Raoul, which he wrote, starred in, and directed.
Bartel was openly gay; this influenced his career choice, as he found himself more accepted and afforded more opportunities within the independent film industry than he would have in Hollywood. He appeared in over 90 movies and TV episodes. Bartel also directed 11 low-budget films, including Lust in the Dust (1985). Bartel died in May 2000 of a heart attack two weeks after liver cancer surgery. His final screen appearance was a posthumous role as “Dad” alongside Mary Woronov (“Mom”) in the 2001 independent film Perfect Fit.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.
1942: In France, the Vichy government raises the age of consent for both male and female same-sex acts to 21 and prescribes penalties of between six months’ and three years’ imprisonment.
1948 – Stephen Robert “Steve” Endean (August 6, 1948 – August 4, 1993) is born. He was an American gay rights activist, first in Minnesota, then nationally. He was born in Davenport, Iowa, and came to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota from 1968-1972, majoring in political science.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 their 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 (later NGLTF). In 1978, he became the director of the Gay Rights National Lobby. In 1980, he started the Human Rights Campaign Fund (later just HRC), and served as its first Executive Director. In 1985, Endean was diagnosed with AIDS. After this, increasing health problems led to semi-retirement. In 1991, he created the National Endorsement Campaign, an effort to get straight political leaders and media figures to endorse LGBT rights. Also in 1991, he published his memoir, Into the Mainstream. In 1993, he was present in a wheelchair at the Minnesota State Capitol when the Legislature passed the Minnesota Human Rights Act, which banned LGBT discrimination in housing, employment, and education. Endean died of AIDS-related complications on August 4, 1993.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
August 6, 1956
Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Connie Francis (singing for actress Tuesday Weld) began work on the movie Rock, Rock, Rock!
08-06-1957 James McGreevey – Born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was the 52nd Governor of New Jersey. Among McGreevey’s accomplishments as governor were implementing a stem cell research plan for New Jersey, heavily lobbying for the state’s first domestic partnership law for same-sex couples, and signing such a law in early 2004. On the afternoon of August 12,
2004, faced with the threat of a sexual harassment lawsuit by Golan Cipel, McGreevey announced at a press conference, “My truth is that I am a gay American.” He also said that he had “engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man” and that he would resign effective November 15, 2004. His announcement made him the first openly gay state governor in United States history. His second wife, Dina Matos and he separated after he revealed that he was gay and in late 2005, McGreevey and Australian-American executive Mark O’Donnell began a relationship. The two live in Plainfield, New Jersey. McGreevey became an Episcopal priest in 2007. His life after politics, his calling as a priest, and his ministry to prison inmates are covered in a 2013 HBO documentary film, Fall to Grace directed by Alexandra Pelosi.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
August 6, 1974
ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Tears for Fears first charted with the song “Change”
Billy Ocean released the single “Caribbean Queen”.
The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville Florida for including the phrase “mature audience” on promotional materials and concert tickets.
The movie Who’s That Girl starring Madonna premiered at Times Square in New York City. This movie featured an Elvis Jailhouse Rock poster in Madonna’s jail cell.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1992 – The Ontario Court of Appeals issues a ruling that voided the Canadian military’s ban on gays and lesbians.
The Japanese-American Citizens League votes 50-38 at its meeting in San Francisco in favor of supporting same-sex marriage.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made a public appearance in Budapest. Jackson was shooting a video.
Elton John owned song #4–“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”,
George Michael performed at the Capital Centre in Washington, D.C.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Whitney Houston became one of the highest-paid musicians in the world after signing a new deal with Arista records, said to be worth more than $100m.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
08-06-2015 The French-Belgian film La Belle Saison (Summertime) premiered at the
Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the Variety Piazza Grande Award. Directed by Catherine Corsini, it is a romantic drama set in 1971 about two women, one from Paris, the other from Limousin, a farming community. The film shows how they meet, fall in love and repercussions of their relationship. The film is available on Netflix and I recommend it if you haven’t seen it.
Hamilton, a hip-hop-infused musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, opens on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre six months after a sold-out Off-Broadway debut.
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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
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.