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August 9 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

08-09-1855 – 06-30-1906 Jean Lorrain – Born in Fécamp, France. He was a French poet and novelist of the Symbolist school. Lorrain was a dedicated disciple of dandyism and openly gay. He contributed to the 

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satirical weekly Le Courrier Francais. He wrote a number of collections of verse. Lorraine is also remembered for his Decadent novels and short stories that showed the seamy urban underworld of homosexuality, lesbianism, drug addiction, and crime. Sarah Bernhardt wrote to Lorrain, “inside the abominably depraved being that you are, there beats a heart of a great artist, a genuinely sensitive and tender heart.”


The Penal Code of August 9th is launched for the Ottoman Empire, which omits previously criminalized same sex relationships and relationships as part of wider reforms during the Tanzimat.

Raphael Gallenti, a sailor from Malta, is thought to be the first person to be arrested for sodomy in California. He served a five-year prison sentence and was released on this day.

08-09-1878 – 10-31-1976 Eileen Gray – Born in Enniscorthy, 

County Wexford, Ireland. She was an Irish architect and furniture designer and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. Her first decorating job was for Madame Mathieu Lévy, a successful boutique owner in Paris, France. It took four years, from 1917 to 1921, Gray designing most of its furniture, including her famous Bibendum chair, the Serpent (Dragon) chair, and the Pirogue Boat Bed. Art critics gave favorable reviews. Gray then opened up a small shop in Paris to sell her works and those of her artist friends. Gray’s innovative Bibendum Chair is one of the 20th century’s most recognizable furniture designs. She chose the name Bibendum, otherwise known as the Michelin Man, which inspired her design. Gray was bisexual and mixed in the lesbian circles of the time, being associated with Romaine Brooks, Gabrielle Bloch, Loie Fuller, 

the singer Damia, and Natalie Barney. She had an intimate relationship with Damia, which ended in 1938. She also had an affair with Jean Badovici, the Romanian architect and writer. She died in Paris at the age of 98. The National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland has a permanent display of her work.

08-09-1914 – 06-27-2001 Tove Jansson – Born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire. She was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator, and comic strip author

. In 1966, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution as a children’s writer. Her series of the Moomins (a Moomin is a roundish, white fairy tale character), the first published in 1945, is what she is best known for. A total of nine books were in the series, five picture books, and a comic strip was published between 1945 and 1993. The Moomins have also been the basis for numerous television series, films and a theme park called Moomin World in Naantali, Finland. She met her life partner, Tuulikki Pietilä, while both were studying at the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm. The two women collaborated on many works and projects, including a model of the Moominhouse that is on exhibit at the Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

08-09-1941 – 08-13-1986 Way Bandy – Born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was an American make-up artist. During the 1970s, Bandy became one of the most well known and highest-paid make-up artists in the fashion industry. Photographer and frequent collaborator Francesco Scavullo 

Way Bandy

called Bandy “one of the great makeup artists of our time.” Bandy did get married and in the summer of 1965, he and his wife visited New York City. Bandy later said, “The minute we arrived I knew I would never go back to my former life. This was a new beginning.” Bandy quit his teaching job and he and his wife separated. Over the course of his career, Bandy was hired by Cher, Catherine Deneuve, Farrah Fawcett, Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, and Gloria Vanderbilt. After separating from his wife in 1973, Bandy began a long term relationship with writer and antique dealer Michael Gardine. They remained together until Gardine’s death from AIDS in 1985. Bandy died of AIDS-related pneumonia at the age of 45 on August 13, 1986.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1958 – Amanda Bearse (born August 9, 1958) is an American actressdirector and comedian best known for her role as neighbor Marcy Rhoades (Seasons 1-5) and Marcy D’Arcy (Seasons 5-11) on Married… with Children, a sitcom that aired in the United States from 1987 to 1997, She directed thirty-one episodes of Married…with Children and other television shows. and in the 1985 horror filmFright Night opposite William Ragsdale.

She has been publicly out as a lesbian since 1993 and has an adopted daughter.

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

08-09-1962 Donna M. Nesselbush – Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She is an American lawyer, judge, and politician. A Democrat, she serves in

Donna M. Nesselbush

 the Rhode Island Senate, representing the 15th district. A graduate of Brown University (class of 1984), Nesselbush worked as executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence from 1984 to 1991. She was appointed an associate municipal court judge in 2004 in Pawtucket and has severed since. Nesselbush is openly gay.

Whitney Houston

08-09-1963 – 02-11-2012 Whitney Houston – Born in Newark, New Jersey. She was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. She is one of pop music’s best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170-200 million records sold worldwide. Houston is the only artist to have seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Her first acting role was in The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. I Will Always Love You from the film, became the best-selling single in music history. On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report was that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. Bobby Brown has revealed that Whitney Houston was bisexual and was involved with Robyn Crawford. Although Houston denied the claims, Brown alleged it could have been because her family, including her mother, Cissy Houston, didn’t approve of the lesbian relationship—even insisting Crawford be fired. Brown stated, “I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today. She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.” In 2017, Rosie O’Donnell confirmed that she knew Whitney was a lesbian and involved with Robyn Crawford on the Andy Cohen Show.

In 2019, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford was released. She confirmed that she and Houston had been lovers.


Bob Dylan and Joan Baez share the stage for the first time, singing “With God On Our Side” at the Newport Folk Festival.

American film The Best Man, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner gets released. It was the first US film to use the word “homosexual”

 Byron, Stuart byline “Homo Theme ‘Breakthrough'”. Variety. p. 7., article about The Best Man

UK – English playwright Joe Orton is murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell. John Kingsley “Joe” Orton (1 January 1933 – 9 August 1967) was an English playwright and author. His public career was short but prolific, lasting from 1964 until his death three years later. During this brief period he shocked, outraged, and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies. The adjective Ortonesque is sometimes used to refer to work characterized by a similarly dark yet farcical cynicism. On August 9, 1967, Kenneth Halliwell bludgeoned 34-year-old Orton to death at their home at 25 Noel Road, Islington, London, with nine hammer blows to the head, and then committed suicide with an overdose of 22 Nembutal tablets washed down with the juice from canned grapefruit. Investigators determined that Halliwell had died first, because Orton’s sheets were still warm.


Janis Joplin performs at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri.


usa LP charts, #2 the Soundtrack to “Hair”, which was in its 53rd week of release.  The Soundtrack to “Romeo & Juliet” was next, and the 5th Dimension was at 10 with The Age of Aquarius.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972 – The Ohio Secretary of State refuses to grant articles of incorporation to the Greater Cincinnati Gay Society. Two years later, the Ohio Supreme Court upholds the decision, stating that even though homosexual acts are now legal in Ohio, “the promotion of homosexuality as a valid life style is contrary to the public policy of the State of Ohio.”

1973 – Donald Cawley, New York City police commissioner, issues a directive prohibiting police officers from using derogatory terms to refer to homosexuals.

08-09-1974 Robert Traynham – Place of birth unknown. He is an out 

Robert Traynham

gay black American who worked for two election campaigns for Senator Rick Santorum. He is believed to be partnered with Brent Smith, a high ranking official at Citigroup.


Janis Ian’s biting “At Seventeen” was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The Bee Gees had the first of several Disco style hits in the US when “Jive Talkin” topped the Billboard Hot 100. The inspiration for the song came to Barry Gibb as his car passed over a Florida bridge on the way to a recording studio. His wife said “Hey, listen to that noise. It’s the same every evening. It’s our drive talking.” The record made it to #5 in the UK.

 Olivia Newton-John was beginning to cross over on a regular basis as “Please Mr. Please” was #3 at #5  Elton John’s classic “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”. 

Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album was at #4. 

August 9, 1976

Abba released the single “Fernando”.

1977, Canada – Gay community leaders in Toronto hold a press conference to deplore press coverage of Manuel Jaques’ murder which implicated the entire gay community. 


CKMS-FM, a radio station in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario, launches Gay News and Views, Canada’s first known LGBT-oriented radio program.

“Gays take to the air (waves, that is).” The Body Politic, September 1, 1978.

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


ABBA scored their eighth UK No.1 single with ‘The Winner Takes It All’. Taken from their ‘Super Trouper’ album. By this time, both couples were divorced.

 USA charts: The Soundtrack to “Urban Cowboy” was at #4 while Queen’s The Game was fifth. 

Olivia Newton-John had one of her biggest hits as “Magic” was #1 for a third week on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Diana Ross had one of the hottest up-and-coming songs in the nation as “Upside Down” moved from 49 to 10.

08-09-1980 Charlie David – Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a Canadian actor, writer, director an producer, best known for the male 

Charlie David

lead in the LGBT horror series Dante’s Cove. He has also worked as a TV host on a number of shows. David is openly gay. In 2012 and 2013, David produced two documentaries, I’m a Stripper, which he also wrote and directed and Positive Youth, about young people living with HIV. David currently lives in Montreal with his partner.


22-year-old Thomas Reilly is shot and killed by a British soldier in Belfast. He was a friend of the band Spandau Ballet, and sold merch on their True tour. His death would inspire the band’s song “Through The Barricades” and the Bananarama song “King Of The Jungle.”

1986 –

Gay Games II opened in San Francisco. The games ran until August 17, 1986. The games were billed as “3482 Athletes (40% women), from 251 Cities in 17 Countries, participating in 17 Sporting Events.”

Queen gave what would be their last ever ‘live’ performance when they appeared at Knebworth Festival. Queen ended their Magic European tour at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England, with over 120,000 fans witnessing. The last two songs they played for the 120-thousand fans in attendance were “We Are the Champions” and “God Save the Queen.” On this, their final tour, Queen played to legions of established fans, plus many new ones gained as a result of their show-stealing performance at Live Aid the previous year. The support acts were Belouis Some, Big Country and Status Quo.

250 Gary Numan fans picketed BBC Radio 1 in London, demanding more airtime for their favourite pop star.

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

1996 – Oregon judge Stephen Gallagher Jr. rules that the state must offer benefits to the partners of gay state employees. Lon Mabon, director of the anti-gay Oregon Citizens Alliance which challenges the governor’s executive order to grant benefits, said the ruling aids in the systematic destruction of the whole notion of family.

1998, UK – Dr. George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, issues an apology to GLB Anglicans for the pain they experienced as a result of the Lambeth Conference of Bishops resolution against homosexuality.

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

2000 – Dr. Saul Levin was appointed president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (GLMA). GLMA is an internationalorganization of lesbiangaybisexualtransgender, and ally (LGBT) healthcare professionals and students of all disciplines, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, behavioral health specialists, researchers and academicians, and their supporters in the United States and internationally. Founded in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, GLMA “came out of the closet” and changed its name in 1994 to the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. GLMA changed its name again in 2012 to GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.

2004 – Domestic partner registry opens in Miami Beach, Florida.

2005, Napal – Nepal police begin rounding up transsexuals in a sweep of the capital, Katmandu.


Sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, the Logo cable channel hosts the first American presidential forum focusing specifically on LGBT issues, inviting each presidential candidate. Six Democrats participate in the forum, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, while all Republican candidates decline.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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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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