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August 11, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1862, France – Sarah Bernhardt (October 23, 1844 – March 26, 1923) makes her acting debut. as a French stage actress who stars in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, filsRuy Blas by Victor HugoFédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L’Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also plays male roles, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rostand called her “the queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture” while Hugo praised her “golden voice”. She made several theatrical tours around the world, and was one of the first prominent actresses to make sound recordings and to act in motion pictures. While she had many male lovers, she had a 25-year relationship with Louise Abbéma (1853–1927), a French impressionist painter, some nine years her junior. In 1990, a painting by Abbéma, depicting the two on a boat ride on the lake in the bois de Boulogne, was donated to the Comédie-Française. The accompanying letter stated that the painting was “Peint par Louise Abbéma, le jour anniversaire de leur liaison amoureuse”(loosely translated: “Painted by Louise Abbéma on the anniversary of their love affair”).

08-11-1885 – 08-26-1933 Sophia Parnok – Born in Taganrog, Russian Empire. She was a Russian poet and translator, sister of poet Valentin Parnakh, and children’s author 

Yelizaveta Tarakhovskaya. She was called the “Russia’s Sappho” after a relationship with fellow Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva. At the beginning of WWI, she met the young poet Marina Tsvetaeva, with whom she had a love affair that left important imprints on the poetry of both women. The lyrics in Parnok’s poems presented the first, non-decadent, lesbian-desiring subject ever to be heard in a book of Russian poetry. Soviet censorship decided that Parnok’s poetic voice was “unlawful,” and she was unable to publish after 1928. She made her living translating poems by Charles Baudelaire, novels by Romain Rolland, Marcel Proust, Henri Barbusse, and others.

08-11-1913 – 05-31-1991 Sir Angus Johnstone-Wilson, CBE – Born in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England. He was an English novelist and short-story writer. He was awarded the 1958 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot and later received a 

Sir Angus Johnstone-Wilson

knighthood for his services to literature. During WWII, he worked in the Naval section at the code-breaking establishment, Bletchley Park, translating Italian Naval codes. A wearer of large, brightly colored bow-ties, he was one of the “famous homosexuals” at Bletchley. After the War, he returned to his job as a librarian in the British Museum’s Department of Printed Books. It was there that he met Tony Garrett (born in 1929), who was to be his companion for the rest of his life.

1921 – The play “The March Hare” opens. It includes several same-sex innuendoes, both male and female. The March Hare is a lost 1921 American silent comedy romance film produced and distributed by Adolph Zukor‘s Realart Pictures Corporation. It stars Bebe Daniels.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Elton John was up big (74-34) with “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”.

1977 – The Austin (Texas) City Council voted 4-3 to accept a Fair Housing Ordinance that does not include lesbians and gays.

08-11-1978   M.A. Fortin (Mark Alexandre) – Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a Canadian screenwriter and 

producer. He co-writes with his life partner Joshua John Miller. Together, they wrote the screenplay for the 2015 comedy The Final Girls, and the pilot of the USA Network drama series Queen of the South. The couple have been together since 2013.

1979, Canada – A rally in Vancouver, British Columbia, protests police inaction in dealing with street violence against gays.

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

The Democratic Rules Committee states that it will not discriminate against homosexuals. At their National Convention on August 11-14, the Democrats become the first major political party to endorse a homosexual rights platform.

Queen released the single “Another One Bites The Dust”.

1981: Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935), whose 1978 novel Faggots, takes gay men to task for promiscuity in pre-AIDS New York, calls a meeting of concerned men in his Greenwich Village apartment. It is a precursor to the organization that will become Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Kramer is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to London where he worked with United Artists. There he wrote the screenplay for the 1969 film Women in Love(1969) and earned an Academy Award nomination for his work. Kramer introduced a controversial and confrontational style in his novel Faggots (1978), which earned mixed reviews and emphatic denunciations from elements within the gay community for Kramer’s one-sided portrayal of shallow, promiscuous gay relationships in the 1970s.


Prince made it seven weeks in a row with one of the top R&B songs of the 1980’s–“When Doves Cry”

Purple Rain was in its fifth week of release with two at #1 on the Album chart

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


August 4 – August 11: Vancouver hosts the 1990 Gay Games.

1992 –

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates vote 318 to 123 to grant affiliate status to the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association

During a television interview President George Bush (Bush 41) said that if one of his grandchildren were gay he would love the child but tell him homosexuality is not normal and discourage him from working for gay rights.

08-11-1993   Alyson Stoner – Born in Toledo, Ohio. She is an American actress, singer, 

dancer, and model. In 2001, Stoner became the co-host of Disney’s Mike’s Super Short Show. Her film and television credits include, Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Alice Upside Down (2007),  The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005-2007), and the Step Up series (2006, 2010, 2014). Stoner is the dance editor for KEWL Magazine. In March 2018, Stoner came out in an article on Teen Vogue, stating she was “attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways.” 

Blogger Nina Ponders: why is introducing yourself as a dating ad the new virtue signalling?

1994, Columbia – The government of Colombia issues a protest against the display of a painting by Chilean artist Juan Davila in London. The painting presents nineteenth-century South American independence hero Simon Bolivar as a transgender.


South Korea marks its first Pride Celebration with a march and other events in Seoul.

1998 –

The United Methodist Judicial Council rules that the Social Principles rule prohibiting Methodist ministers from officiating at same-sex unions would have the force of church law.

The Raleigh News and Observer runs an article on the ex-gay debate. Psychiatrist Dr. William Byne points out that after three decades of therapy, castration, hormone injections, shock treatment, and brain surgery, if it were possible to reverse sexual orientation it would have happened.

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

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


“Man found guilty in Vancouver gay-bashing case”The Globe and Mail, August 11, 2010.

Degrassi: The Next Generation introduces its first transgender character. Jordan Todosey stars as Adam Torres.

2012, Lebanon – A protest is held in reaction to 36 men being subjected to an examination of the anus to see if penetration has occurred (which is discredited as inaccurate). The men had been arrested at a porn cinema and were forced to pay for the test. At the time, this was the largest LGBT protest in the Arab world.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

wiki canada



people link events link

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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