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August 13, 2022

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1853 – Raphael Gallenti, a sailor from Malta arrives a San Quentin prison. He is thought to be the first person to be arrested for sodomy in California. He served a five-year sentence at San Quentin.

08-13-1895 – 01-10-1978 Gluck (Hannah Gluckinstein) – Born in England to a 

Gluck - Medallion

wealthy Jewish family, exact place unknown. She was a British painter that became known in the 1920s and 30s for her portraits and floral paintings. One of Gluck’s best-known paintings, Medallion, is a dual portrait of Gluck and Gluck’s lover, Nesta Obermer, inspired by a night in 1936 when they attended a Fritz Busch production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It was later used as the cover of a Virago Press edition of The Well of Loneliness. Gluck also had a romantic relationship with the British floral 

designer Constance Spry, whose work influenced the artist’s paintings. In 1944, Gluck moved to Chantry House in Steyning, Sussex, living with lover Edith Shackleton Heald until her death.

08-13-1908 – 05-03-1998 Gene Raymond – Born in New York City, New York. 

He was an American film, television and stage actor of the 1930s and 1940s. Raymond was also a composer, writer, director, produced and decorated WWII military pilot. His most notable films include Red Dust (1932) with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, Zoo in Budapest (1933) with Loretta Young, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) with Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery. In 1937, Raymond married Jeanette MacDonald. They stayed married until her death in 1965. In 1974, he married New Bentley Hees, who died in 1995. He was a Republican. In a 2001 biography of Nelson Eddy, titled Sweethearts by Sharon Rich states the Raymond had affairs 

with men during his marriage to MacDonald. The book has documentation that Raymond was arrested three times for having sex with other men, including a copy of Raymond’s arrest sheet in January 1938. A US Army nurse is named and quoted concerning his second arrest; and a retired Scotland Yard detective confirmed his third arrest, which occurred in England during WWII. In 1938, he was sharing a house with a 19-year-old actor and was arrested on a morals charge after a raid on a gay nightclub. MacDonald bribed the authorities to get his release. Studio head, Louis B. Mayer, had him blacklisted following his 1938 arrest. Raymond died of pneumonia at the age of 89 in 1998.

08-13-1909 – 1994 Alvilde Lees-Milne (formerly Viscountess Chaplin) – Born in London, England. She met her second husband, 

James Lees-Milne, during WWII while she was having an affair with the Singer heiress, Winnaretta de Polignac. Alvilde married James in 1950. Both she and James were candid with each other about their true sexual nature. In the 1930s James had been the lover of Harold Nicolson, husband of writer Vita Sackville-West who was herself well known for her lesbian affairs. In the 1950s Alvilde began an affair with Sackville-West. In 1961 Alvilde purchased Alderley Grange, near the western edge of Cotswolds. The garden she created drew widespread admiration. She designed gardens for the Queen of Jordon and Mick Jagger at his manor in France. Her books on gardening and interiors have been best-selling.

1937 – The New York Times ran a story saying that New York City police were compiling a list of known sex criminals, and that the list already consisted of over 300 names, most of whom were gay men.

08-13-1937 – 01-27-1986   Robert Fraser – Born in England, he was a 

London art dealer. He became a well-known trendsetter during the 1960s. Paul McCartney described him as “one of the most influential people of the London Sixties scene.” Fraser sponsored the 1966 exhibition by Yoko Ono at the Indica Gallery, where she first met John Lennon. He was also a close friend of the Rolling Stones and was present at the 1967 party at Keith Richards’ house when it was raided by the police. Fraser was a gay man who hired rent boys and was promiscuous sexually with men when it was still a crime. He was also a heroin addict. His addiction was so bad that he closed his gallery in 1969. Fraser left the UK and spent several years in Indian during the 1970s. In the 1980s he returned to London and opened a second gallery in 1983 where he was again influential in promoting the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. By this time he was suffering from chronic drug and alcohol use. It also became apparent that Fraser had AIDS, making him one of the first “celebrity” victims to die of the disease in the UK.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

August 13 1952

The original version of “Hound Dog” was recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton – her version being a woman telling off a cheating man, while Elvis’ version would be the man telling himself. It would become the first hit for the song-writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and would top the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks, selling nearly two million copies. The writers did not like Elvis’ version until they got the royalty cheque. They would write many songs for Evlis, including Jailhouse Rock – a gay song…

08-13-1952 – 12-26-2002 Herb Ritts – Born in Los Angeles, California. He was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek 

Herb Ritts

sculpture. He photographed Brook Shields for the cover of the October 12, 1981 edition of Elle and he photographed Olivia Newton-John for her Physical album in 1981. Five years later, he would replicate that cover pose with Madonna for her 1986 release True Blue. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts photographed celebrities such as Diana Ross, Christopher Reeve, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Dalai Lama, Cher, George Clooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Cruise, Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas, David Bowie, Tina Turner and many more. He was openly gay, having come out to his parents while in college. His parents were accepting and supportive. He was HIV positive and died of complications from pneumonia in 2002.

August 13, 1955

Due to the large number of Pop hits which are remakes of R&B hits, Savoy Records announces that those wanting to record cover versions of songs must obtain permission from the US copyright office.

1958, Italy – Domenico Dolce, one of the co-founders of the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, is born (born August 1958) in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily. Along with Stefano Gabbana (born 14 November 1962), he is one half of the luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (D&G). Since founding D&G in 1985, Dolce has become one of the world’s most influential fashion designers and an industry icon. Dolce and Gabbana were an open couple for many years. Following their success, they lived in a 19th-century villa in Milan, and owned several properties on the French Riviera. They ended their long-time relationship in 2003 or 2005, but the pair still work together at D&G.

08-13-1958   Domenico Dolce – Born in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily, Italy. 

He’s an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur. Dolce is one half of the luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (D&G). Since 1985, D&G has become one of the world’s most influential fashion designers. In 1993, the Italian designers became famous worldwide when Madonna chose them to design her costumes for her Girlie Show World Tour. Dolce and Gabbana were an openly gay couple for many years. They ended their long-time relationship in 2005, but they still work together at D&G. (Photo courtesy of Renan Katayama)

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

08-13-1961 Sam Champion – Born in Paducah, Kentucky. He is an American weather anchor who is best known for his combined 25-year career on ABC’s Good Morning America and weather editor of ABC News. 

Sam Champion

Following his December 4, 2013, final day with ABC, he became the managing editor of The Weather Channel on January 21, 2014. Champion also appears on the Today Show on NBC. Champion is active in many charitable organizations in the New York City area, including master of ceremonies of “Stopping AIDS Together.” He also hosted the New York City Project’s 2002 “Courage Awards”, along with movie critic Frank DeCaro. Champion and his partner of several years, Rubem Robierb, announced on October 5, 2012, that they were engaged. They married on December 21, 2012.

08-13-1962 Richard R. Tisei – Born in Somerville, Massachusetts. He is an openly gay American Republican politician and realtor from 

Richard R. Tisei

Massachusetts. He has served in the Massachusetts state legislature for 26 years. His last Senate term ended in January 2011. In 2014 Tisei boycotted the Republican state convention because of the “socially conservative platform the party adopted.” In July 2013, Tisei and his longtime partner Bernie Starr were married.


The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #9

August 13, 1967

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Joan Baez to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, because of her opposition to the Vietnam War. Baez responded with a performance at a free concert at the base of the Washington Monument

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975 –

The Advocate calls 1975 the Year of the Disco. Across the US and around the world, discos have changed the face of the gay and lesbian subculture.

Gay writer Randy Shilts (August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994) made his debut in The Advocate with the story “Candy Jar Politics–The Oregon Gay Rights Story.”


Barbra Streisand still had the #1 AC hit for a third week–“My Heart Belongs To Me”. and the song dropped from 4 to 6 on the pop chart

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

1981 – The Australian government agrees to grant refugee status to people from other nations who are persecuted because of their sexual orientation.


Major American record companies including CBS Atlantic and Warner Brothers all made staff cut-backs as the industry plunged into ‘the worst shape in its history’. In response to plummeting record sales (which the industry blames on the sale of blank cassette tapes), major labels CBS, Atlantic, and Warner Brothers announce a series of major staff cuts.

Blank cassette, recordable cds and the internet change music distribution

08-13-1982 Robert Arnold (Known as Rob Arnold) – Born in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a New Zealand singer who achieved fame in a New 

Robert Arnold

Zealand band, Boyband, as “Gay Boy.” Their debut single, a remake of the classic Kinks song You Really Got Me, debuted at #1 on the New Zealand Music Charts on October 9, 2006. He has had numerous modeling jobs and has appeared in a number of feature-length films. Rob has resurged in popularity in Europe, primarily due to his recent appearances in Amsterdam.

1984 –

Homophobes Jimmy Swaggart, Phyllis Schlafley, and Jerry Falwell spoke to a Republican party committee, urging a platform opposed to gay rights.

A hospital in San Luis, California refused to admit a 29-year old man with AIDS and sent him to San Francisco, 200 miles away. He died shortly afterward.


Whitney Houston released her single “Saving All My Love For You”.

1988 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)approves funding for The National Task Force on AIDS Prevention (NTFAP). NTFAP originated as a program of the National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT), a multi-racial gay organization. The first NTFAP meeting was held on August 13-14. Reggie Williams (1951-1999), longtime community activist and member of BWMT, was the Executive Director of NTFAP from its birth until his retirement in February 1994. Williams also served on the boards of the NABWMT, the AIDS Action Council in Washington DC, and numerous other organizations related to African Americans, lesbians and gay men, and AIDS.

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


George Michael released the single “Praying For Time” from his great album Listen Without Prejudice.

1992 –

Nicaragua president Violeta Chamorro signed into law legislation that criminalized consensual same-sex sodomy. The maximum sentence was set at eight years, but could be as high as twenty years for someone who was in a position of authority over minors such as a teacher.

Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ) calls on the Pentagon to end the ban on gay and lesbian service personnel unless an independent study could provide a rational basis for it.

1993, Russia – The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission reports that lesbians and gay men  are still jailed though Russia had legalized homosexual acts between consenting adults earlier in the year.


The Bay Area Reporter’s headline reads “No Obits” for the first time since the AIDS crisis began due to medical treatments slowing AIDS deaths.

Paris – Julien Green (September 6, 1900 – August 13, 1998), a novelist who chronicled his struggle with his homosexuality, dies in Paris at age 97. He was an American writer who authored several novels (The Dark JourneyThe Closed GardenMoiraEach Man in His Darkness, the Dixie trilogy, etc.), a four-volume autobiography (The Green ParadiseThe War at SixteenLove in America and Restless Youth) and his famous Diary (in nineteen volumes, 1919–1998). He wrote primarily in French and was the first non-French national to be elected to the Académie française. For many years Green was the companion of Robert de Saint-Jean, a journalist, whom he had met in the 1920s. In his later years Green formally adopted gay fiction writer Éric Jourdan.

1999 – The Pentagon officially revises “don’t ask don’t tell,” requiring mandatory anti-harassment training for all troops.

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


Lisa Marie Presley performed on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”


Canada- Police raid the Warehouse baths in HamiltonOntario.

At the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Björk wears a dress that unfurls about 10,000 feet of fabric, which is stretched to cover the viewing area where a world map is then projected. All of this takes place while she sings “Oceania.”

The California Supreme Court rules that the San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom overstepped his authority by issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, voiding thousands of marriages sanctioned in San Francisco earlier this year.

2005 – Politicians who supported gay rights were banned from speaking at Catholic churches in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.

2010 – Radio talk show host Stephanie Miller (born September 29, 1961) comes out on air, saying she was inspired by singer Chely Wright (born October 25, 1970). Stephanie is the daughter of U.S. Rep. William Miller who was Barry Goldwater’s running mate. is an American political commentatorcomedian, and host of The Stephanie Miller Show, a liberal talk radio program produced in Los Angeles by WYD Media Management and syndicated syndicated nationally by Westwood One. In 2012, Talkers magazine ranked her the 11th most important radio talk show host out of 13 syndicated radio programs broadcast in America. Since 2011, Miller’s live Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour has periodically toured the country to sold out houses and very high acclaim. After Donald Trump became president, the tour was renamed the Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour.

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08-13-2013 After winning a silver medal at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow, American middle-distance runner Nick Symmonds openly dedicated the victory to his gay and lesbian friends in the USA.

Nicholas Symmonds 2


David Bowie makes a posthumous appearance in the TV series Twin Peaks: The Return. The late singer, who made a cameo appearance as a deranged FBI agent in the cult classic’s 1991 prequel, Fire Walk With Me, was supposed to return for the show’s revival but died before filming. Director David Lynch used archive footage from the movie to bring Bowie to life in the episode.

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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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