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August 8 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

08-08-1871 – 01-06-1931 Olga de Meyer – Born in Chelsea, London, England. She was a 

British-born artists’ model, socialite, patron of the arts, writer, and fashion figure of the early 20th century. Her marriage to photographer Adolph de Meyer is what she is best known for. It was a marriage of convenience since Adolph was gay and she was a lesbian. Among her affairs was one with Princess de Polignac, the Singer sewing machine heiress, lasting five years. One of Meyer’s short stories, Clothes and Treachery, was made into The Devil’s Pass Key, a 1919 silent film by director Erich von Stroheim. Known as the women’s amateur fencing champion of Europe, she competed at tournaments in Europe and the United States in the early 1900s. Her last years were spent with people who only visited her because they knew that they would find a pipe of opium or a sniff of cocaine. She died of a heart attack in a detoxification clinic in Austria.

1922 – Rudolf “Rudi” Gernreich (August 8, 1922 – April 21, 1985) is born. He was an Austrian-born American fashion designer whose avant-garde clothing designs are generally regarded as the most innovative and dynamic fashion of the 1960s. He purposefully used fashion design as a social statement to advance sexual freedom, producing clothes that followed the natural form of the female body, freeing them from the constraints of high fashion. He consciously pushed the boundaries of acceptable fashion and used his designs as an opportunity to comment on social issues and to expand society’s perception of what was acceptable. Gernreich became a U.S. citizen in 1943. He met Harry Hay (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002) in July 1950, and the two became lovers. They were founding members of the early activities of the Society. I n 1951 Gernreich was arrested and convicted in a police homosexual entrapment case, which was common in Southern California at that time. In 1953, Gernreich met Oreste Pucciani, future chair of the UCLA French department, who was a key figure in bringing Jean-Paul Sartre to the attention of American educators. Oreste Pucciani (April 7, 1916 – April 28, 1999) was also a pivotal figure in the gay rights movement. The two men kept their relationship private as Gernreich believed public acknowledgment of his homosexuality would negatively affect his fashion business. Oreste Pucciani, Gernreich’s partner for 31 years, endowed a trust in their name for the American Civil Liberties Union in 1988.

1924, Germany –Die Freundin magazine(English: The Girlfriend: The Ideal Friendship Journal) was a popular Weimar-era German lesbian magazine[ published from 1924 to 1933. The magazine was published from Berlinby the Bund für Menschenrecht (translated variously as League for Human Rights or Federation for Human Rights and abbreviated as BfM), run by gay activist and publisher Friedrich Radszuweit. The Bund was an organization for homosexuals which had a membership of 48,000 in the 1920s.This magazine, together with other lesbian magazines of that era such as Frauenliebe (Love of Women), represented a part-educational and part-political perspective, and they were assimilated with the local culture.Die Freundin published short stories and novellas. Renowned contributors were pioneers of the lesbian movement likewrietr and activist Selli Engler(28 September 1899 – 1982) and“transvestite” and lesbian activist Lotte Hahm(1890-1967). The magazine also published advertisements of lesbian nightspots, and women could place their personal advertisements for meeting other lesbians. Women’s groups related to the Bund für Menschenrecht and Die Freundin offered a culture of readings, performances, and discussions, which were alternative to the culture of bars. This magazine was usually critical of women for what they viewed as “attending only to pleasure”, with a 1929 article urging women “Don’t go to your entertainments while thousands of our sisters mourn their lives in gloomy despair.”Die Freundin, along with other gay and lesbian periodicals, was shut down by the Nazis after they came to power in 1933. But even before the rise of the Nazis, the magazine faced legal troubles during the Weimar Republic. From 1928 to 1929, the magazine was shut down by the government under a law that was supposed to protect youth from “trashy and obscene” literature. During these years, the magazine operated under the title Ledige Frauen (Single Women).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

08-08-1951 – 02-17-1994 Randy Shilts – Born in Davenport, Iowa. He was a pioneering gay American journalist and author. He worked as a freelance reporter for both The Advocate and the San Francisco Randy ShiltsChronicle, as well as for San Francisco Bay Area television stations. He majored in journalism at the University of Oregon and graduated near the top of his class in 1975, but as an openly gay man, he struggled to find full-time employment in what he characterized as the homophobic environment of newspapers and television stations at that time. He was finally hired by the San Francisco Chronicle in 1981, becoming “the first openly gay reporter with a ‘gay’ beat in the American mainstream press. AIDS first came to nationwide attention that same year and soon Shilts devoted himself to covering the unfolding story of the disease and its medical, social, and political 

ramifications. Shilts also wrote three best-selling, widely acclaimed books. His first, The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, is a biography of the first openly San Francisco politician, Harvey Milk, who was assassinated by political rival Dan White, in 1978. His second book, And the Band Played On: Politic, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1980-1985), published in 1987, won the Stonewall Book Award and brought him nationwide fame. The book was translated into seven languages, and in 1993 was made into an HBO film. The film earned 20 nominations and 9 awards, including the 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. His last book, Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military, which examined discrimination against lesbians and gays in the military, was 

published in 1993. Shilts was honored with the 1988 Outstanding Author award from the American Society of Journalist and Authors, the 1990 Mather Lectureship at Harvard University, and the 1993 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists’ Association. In 1994 Shilts died of AIDS at the age of 45 at his ranch in Guerneville, Sonoma County, California. He was survived by his partner, Barry Barbieri, his mother, and his brothers. His brother Gary had conducted a commitment service for the couple the previous year.

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

08-08-1960   Ralf König – Born in Soest, West Germany. He is one of the best known and most commercially 

successful German comic book creators. His books have been translated into may languages. In 1979, he came out as a gay man. It was at this time that his short comic stories appeared in the Munich underground magazine Zomix and the gay periodical Rosa Fileder. His comics have achieved considerable popularity among heterosexual readers as well as gay readers. By 2008, his total publications exceeded 5 million copies. 

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

Janis Joplin bought a headstone at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia for the grave of her greatest influence, Bessie Smith. Smith died in 1937 after being refused admission to a whites only hospital.

1973 – The American Bar Association passed a resolution urging the repeal of sodomy laws.

1978, UK – Representatives of 17 gay (predominantly male) and European organizations from 14 countries. found the International Lesbian and Gay Association at a meeting hosted by the English Campaign for Homosexual Equality in Coventry, England. The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) is established. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is an international organization bringing together more than 750 LGBTI groups from around the world. It continues to be active in campaigning for LGBT rights and intersex human rights on the international human rights and civil rights scene, and regularly petitions the United Nations and governments. ILGA is represented in 110+ countries across the world. ILGA is accredited by the United Nations and has been granted NGO consultative status. It was originally called the International Gay Association; the name was changed in 1986.

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

1980, Canada – The General Council of the United Church of Canada, the largest Protestant denomination in country, meet in Halifax and gives approval to the “In God’s Image… Male and Female,” study document which advocates acceptance of gays and lesbians into ministry and which says premarital and extramarital sex are acceptable under certain circumstances.

8-08-1980  Michael Urie – Born in Dallas Texas. He is an American actor, presenter, director, and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of 

Michael Urie

Marc St. James on the ABC drama-comedy series Ugly Betty. His performance in 2013’s one-man show Buyer & Cellar won him a Clarence Derwent Award. In 2009, Urie referred to himself as “a member of the LGBT community” on his website. In a 2010 interview with The Advocate, he said that he was in a relationship with a man and identifies as “queer.”

1983 – Bobbi Campbell became known as the “KS Poster Boy,”  appearing with his partner on the cover of Newsweek on August 8, 1983. Robert Boyle “Bobbi” Campbell Jr., January 28, 1952 – August 15, 1984) was a public health nurse and an early States AIDS activist. In September 1981, Campbell became the 16th person in San Francisco to be diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma, when that was a proxy for an AIDS diagnosis. He was the first to come out publicly as a person living with what was to become known as AIDS. In 1983, he co-wrote the Denver Principles, the defining manifesto of the People With AIDS Self-Empowerment Movement, which he had co-founded the previous year. Appearing on the cover of Newsweek and being interviewed on national news reports, Campbell raised the national profile of the AIDS crisis among heterosexuals and provided a recognizable, optimistic, human face of the epidemic for affected communities.


Greg Louganis Wins his first Olympic gold metal

Greg Louganis win’s the Men’s 3-meter springboard. A few days later, he also winds gold for the 10-meter platform. He is the only male diver to ever sweep both of these events for the gold in the Olympics. He does it again in 1988 in Seoul. Louganis did not speak publicly about being gay and HIV positive until a 1995 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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1986 – A group of people who tried to collect signatures for the recall of Durham, N.C. mayor Wib Gulley for declaring June 22-June 29 Anti-Discrimination Week admitted that they were short by 6,500 signatures.

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

1991 – Tom Duane (born January 30, 1955, an openly gay candidate in a close race for a NYC West Side City Council seat, reveals he has HIV. He served in the New York State Senate from 1999 to 2012. Duane was the first openly gay member of the New York State Senate, and the only such member during his tenure there. He was also the body’s only openly HIV-positive member. Duane was the lead sponsor of Same-sex union legislation in the New York State Senate. Duane’s partner of 25 years is Louis Webre.

1992 –

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis orders an AIDS prevention organization to vacate their office space in a church-run facility because they distributed condoms.

Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Used To Be My Playground’. A No.3 hit in the UK, the track was taken from the film ‘A League Of Their Own.’

1996, UK – A BBC documentary airs which presents the case of a man who died in the 1960’s as a result of malpractice during aversion therapy to “cure” his homosexuality.

08-08-1998   Ronan Parke – Born in Poringland, Norfolk, UK. At the age of 

twelve, he was runner up in the fifth series of ITV show Britain’s Got Talent in 2011. Since the show, he has signed a joint record deal with Sony Music. His debut album was released on October 24, 2011, and reached 22 on the Official Chart. Parke is openly gay.

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

2000 –

The US Women’s Basketball League consistently distances itself from the topic of lesbians but Sue Wicks, one of the first players to come out, says in this day’s Village Voice: “I can’t say how many players are gay, but it would be easier to count the straight ones.” Susan Joy “Sue” Wicks (born November 26, 1966) is a former basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played with the New York Liberty from 1997 to 2002. She currently serves as a collegiate basketball coach. In July 2006, she became the Assistant Coach for the women’s basketball team at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. After leaving her assistant coaching position at Saint Francis College, Wicks said that she felt that being an out lesbian was an overwhelming liability in getting a job as a women’s basketball coach. She is one of only two Rutgers women’s basketball players to have her jersey retired.

Attorney generals in 28 states filed a lawsuit that alleged that record companies forced discount stores to raise CD prices in 1995.

2001, Singapore – (a major GLBT website in Singapore) organizes the country’s first large-scale LGBT event at Sentosa’s Fantasy Island. Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some twenty million people a year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, the Merlion, 14 hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.

2005 –

NYC police revealed there had been nearly 100 hundred attacks on gays in the city during the summer.

Two of the jurors who voted to acquit Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges said on NBC’s Today show that they now regret their decisions.


The US National Musical Publishers’ Association joined other businesses in seeking to sue YouTube claiming songwriters were not being properly compensated when their music appeared on the site. The legal action had been combined with those of several other companies, including Viacom and Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central.


Elton John launched a lawsuit against UK newspaper The Times for allegedly defaming him by implicating him in a tax avoidance scheme.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


Fredericton’s annual Queer Pride celebrations have always been an exciting time of year for the city’s queer community, but this year the community was particularly proud. In a unanimous vote earlier this year, Fredericton’s City Council allowed the Fredericton Pride 2010 Committee to hold the city’s first Queer Pride Parade on August 8th.

The decision ended years of struggle by the queer community and allies to hold such a parade in the provincial capital because of City Council’s opposition (similar marches have been happening for years in Saint John and Moncton). With over three hundred marchers in attendance, as well as several hundred onlookers lining the parade route, the march was both a celebration of the city’s sexual and political diversity, as well as a way for straight allies to show support and solidarity with queer friends, family, and co-workers.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – AUGUST 8 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-8-3

Aug 8, 2019 — Today in LGBT History – AUGUST 8. 1922, Austria – Rudolf “Rudi” Gernreich (August 8, 1922 – April 21, 1985) is born.

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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