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August 7 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

08-07-1843 – 04-23-1909   Charles Warren Stoddard – Born in Rochester, New York. He was an American author and editor best 

known for his travel books, especially those about Polynesian life. Stoddard was gay and praised South Sea societies’ acceptance of him and of his gay relationships. Stoddard visited Molokai several times and became friendly with Father Damien, who ministered to the lepers there. Stoddard’s book, The Lepers of Molokai, according to Robert Louis Stevenson, did much to establish Father Damien’s reputations and appreciation by the public. While Stoddard was in Italy, around the mid-1870s, he lived with American artist Francis Millet. Letters between the two men suggest that they had a romantic and intimate affair. According to historian Amy Sueyoshi, Stoddard also had an affair with Japanese writer, Yone Noguchi. While living in Monterey, California, Stoddard was diagnosed with heart disease. He died from a heart attack on April 23, 1909.

08-07-1848 – 03-06-1892 Alice James – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American 

diarist, sister of novelist Henry James, and philosopher and psychologist William James. Alice began to keep a diary in 1889. The diary was not published for many years after her death because of her comments on people whom she had mentioned by name. Her life-long companion was Katharine Loring. James died in 1892 from breast cancer.

1885, England – The Labouchere Amendment is passed in England. Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, commonly known as the Labouchere Amendment, made “gross indecency” a crime in the United Kingdom. In practice, the law was used broadly to prosecute male homosexuals where actual sodomy (meaning, in this context, anal intercourse) could not be proven. The penalty of life imprisonment for sodomy (until 1861 it had been death) was also so harsh that successful prosecutions were rare. The new law was much more enforceable. It was also meant to raise the age of consent for heterosexual intercourse. It was repealed by the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalized homosexual behavior. It was used in 1895 to convict Oscar Wilde which sent him for two years’ hard labor in prison.

08-07-1887 – 12-21-1970   Anna Elisabet Weirauch – Born in Galati, Romania. She lived 

in Romania with her German mother and her father, the founder of the Bank of Romania. After her father died, she and her mother moved to Germany. Starting in 1904, she worked as an actress at Berlin’s German State Theatre. She started writing plays but soon turned to novels. Her novel trilogy, The Scorpion, is considered the classic of lesbian literature of the Weimar Republic. The three volumes were published between 1919 and 1931. Weirauch lived with her life-partner, Helena Geisenhainer, a Dutch woman, until her death in 1970.

1931 – Clyde Hicks of North Carolina was stationed in Hawaii, arrested on sodomy charges and sentenced to six years in prison. He was transferred to Alcatraz where he was put into solitary confinement for passing a note to another man. He was released in 1935.

, 1934

The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the government’s ban on the James Joyce novel “Ulysses.” At issue was whether or not the novel was obscene. The Appeals Court confirmed that offensive language in a literary work is not obscene where it does not promote lust, an opinion now more widely interpreted as an affirmation of literary free expression.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

08-07-1944 John Glover – Born in Salisbury, Maryland. He is an American actor, best known

John Glover

 for a range of villainous roles in films and television. He played the role as Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. Aside from acting, Glover is also actively involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, because of his father’s experience with the disease. Glover is openly gay and has been with sculptor Adam Kurtzman since 1993.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

08-07-1956 Sharon Isbin – Born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She is an American classical guitarist and multi-Grammy Award winner. Isbin is the founder of the Guitar Department at the Juilliard School. Isbin has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras. She has performed 

Sharon Isbin

at the White House and Carnegie Hall and played with rock guitarists such as Steve Val, Steve Morse, and Nancy Wilson. In 2015, she performed with Josh Groban on the Billy Joel: Gershwin Prize concert broadcast nationally on PBS, and in February 2015 she was featured on the Tavis Smiley PBS television series. She has also had many contemporary composers write compositions for her featuring the guitar. There is a great one-hour documentary available on DVD titled Sharon Isbin: Troubadour, produced by Susan Dangel. In 1995, Isbin came out in the press as gay. At the concert following that mention in a newspaper interview, she received a standing ovation before she even began playing.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


The film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar is released, based on the 1971 Broadway rock opera of the same name.


Elton John and Kiki Dee were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, giving Elton his sixth US No.1. It was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche.

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

1981 – Black and White Men Together members begin weekly demonstrations outside the Ice Palace, a popular disco in New York City, in protest of the club’s allegedly racist door policies. The National Association of Black and White Men Together, Inc. (NABWMT) – a multiracial organization for all people – is a longstanding network of chapters across the United States focused on LGBT and racial equality, founded in May, 1980,in San Francisco as a consciousness-raising organization and support group for gay men forming multiracial relationships. To attain these ends, its local chapters organize social gatherings and engage in educational, cultural, and political activities. It is a registered IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofitorganization.NABWMT’s goals consist of two major themes: combating racismwithin the LGBT community and combating homophobia in general society. NABWMT’s vision is an America free of racism and homophobia. NABWMT got its start in May 1980 when founder Michael Smith placed an advertisement in The Advocate for a potluck that attracted 20 people.Within a year of its founding, local chapters were established in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and Milwaukee.Chapters named “Black and White Men Together,” “Men of All Colors Together,” “GREAT (Gay Racially Equal And Together) Men of (city),” and “People of All Colors Together” which include women, all operate under the NABWMT umbrella. Local chapters host social and educational events, and also support other aspects of their communities. 


Dexy’s Midnight Runners were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen’ their second and last No.1. It was the Best-selling single of 1982 and the song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards. The “Eileen” as featured in the video is Máire Fahey, sister of Siobhan Fahey, former singer with Bananarama and Shakespears Sister. The American singer Johnnie Ray, mentioned in the opening lyrics, was also featured in the video using old film footage.

08-07-1983 Christian Chavez – Born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actor. In 2005, Chavez joined a new telenovela (soap opera) Rebelled. The soap opera was transmitted in 65 countries, including the United State. A major plot of the

Christian Chavez

 show revolved around a group of six students forming a pop band. A notable aspect of the series is that Chavez and five of his other co-stars formed a real-life band RBD. RBD created most of the music on the show and the band became one of the popular music acts in Latin America. RBD’s concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum was one of the fastest-selling concerts in the venue’s history, beating megastar Madonna – 70,000 tickets were sold within 30 minutes. RBD disbanded in 2009. To this day, RBD is considered the most successful pop group in Mexican history. Chavez launched his career as a solo artist and in 2011, his single “Libertad” was put on a YouTube video. The video featured Chavez in a church confessional telling a priest he was not sorry for his sexual preference. “Libertad” continues to be an anthem for gay youth throughout Latin America. Chavez has been out publicly since March 30, 2007.

1986 – A law prohibiting insurance companies in Washington, DC from discriminating against people who test positive for HIV goes into effect.


Ronald Reagan did not say the word AIDS until this day in 1987. By then, 37,000 Americans had been diagnosed and 21,000 Americans had died.

 Whispers, a gay bar, opens in Saginaw, Michigan. The owners soon faced challenges such as rocks thrown through the windows, derogatory terms spray painted on the building, bomb threats, death threats, and vandalism of patrons’ cars. The owner was forced to close because of the attacks.

Madonna did not endear herself to residents of her hometown, Bay City, Michigan, when she referred to it as a “smelly little town” on NBC-TV’s Today show.

 In London, more than 100 lesbians and gay men stage a kiss-in at Piccadilly Circus in defiance of the Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalized private sex acts between consenting adults but left public displays of same-sex affection a misdemeanor.

1988 – Rallies are held in twenty-one American cities for Free Sharon Kowalski day. Kowalski was severely disabled in a car accident in 1983. Her parents barred her lover, Karen Thompson, from visiting her, but Karen sued and won. In re Guardianship of Kowalski478 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991), is a Minnesota Court of Appeals case that established a lesbian‘s partner as her legal guardian after Sharon Kowalski became incapacitated.  Because the case was contested by Kowalski’s parents and family and initially resulted in the partner being excluded for several years from visiting Kowalski, the gay community celebrated the final resolution in favor of the partner as a victory for gay rights.

1989 – Under the headline “Peek-a-Boo,” New York’s Outweek magazine publishes a list of 66 celebrities and public figures who are allegedly gay but closeted. The article marks the beginning of controversial “outing” by some gay activists.

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

1992 – A New York City federal judge rejects a request to dismiss a lawsuit against three Drug Enforcement agents for an anti-gay assault against two men. DEA attorneys argue that the bias-related portions should be dismissed because the constitution does not forbid anti-gay harassment or discrimination.

1994 – Two daily newspapers in York, Pennsylvania repeal a policy of refusing to run same-sex personal ads one week after the policy was implemented.

1994, Australia – Victoria police raided the Tasty Nightclub in Melbourne, strip-searching and brutalizing 463 patrons. On this day in 2014, exactly twenty years later, the Victoria Police formally apologize.

1995 – African-American transgender hairstylist Tyra Hunter (1970 – August 7, 1995) dies due to withheld medical care after a hit and run accident. Paramedics in Washington, D.C. began treating the injured Tyra when they discovered that she was a pre-op trans woman. They withdrew medical care and made transphobic remarks. The ER staff at DC General Hospital subsequently provided dilatory and inadequate care. Evidence shows Tyra would have survived had the medical care not been withdrawn. On December 11, 1998, a jury awarded Hunter’s mother, Margie, $2.9 million after finding the District of Columbia, through its employees in the D.C. Fire Department and doctors at D.C. General, liable under the D.C. Human Rights Act and for negligence and medical malpractice for causing Tyra’s death.

1996 – The Northampton County (North Carolina) board of commissioners vote to pass a resolution describing homosexuality as incompatible with community standards.

1998 – The U.S. House of Representatives votes 227-192 to prevent unmarried couples, including same-sex couples, from adopting children in Washington, DC.

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

2003 – Hate-monger Rev. Jerry Falwell announces that he is putting aside everything to devote his time to the passage of a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

2003, Singapore – Singapore’s Gay Pride event is expanded to three days. The event was named Nation 03. This was the final year that the event was held in Singapore. The government officially banned the Pride celebration.

2007, Iran – Iran banned a leading daily newspaper for the second time within a year for publishing an interview with a woman alleged to be a lesbian activist.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


Madonna plays a concert in Moscow during which she expresses support for the group Pussy Riot, who have been jailed for performing their song “Mother Of God, Putin’s Run” in a Moscow cathederal.


REAL Women of Canada issues a statement criticizing Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird for speaking out on LGBT human rights issues in both Uganda and Russia as part of Canada’s foreign policy


May 22: The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League sign American player Michael Sam to a two-year contract, making him the first openly gay player in the league’s history.[206] Sam previously made history as the first openly gay player to be selected by a team in the NFL draft, but had been cut from the squads of two NFL teams before actually playing a game. He makes his official CFL debut on August 7 in a game against the Ottawa RedBlacks,[207] but announces a week later that he is leaving the team for personal reasons

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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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