BCE to The Suffragettes
384 BC, Greece – Demosthenes (Aug. 14, 384 – October 12, 322 BC) is born in Athens. He was a Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC. Demosthenes learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators. In his speeches, Aeschines uses pederastic relations of Demosthenes as a means to attack him. In the case of Aristion, a youth from Plataea who lived for a long time in Demosthenes’ house, Aeschines mocks the “scandalous” and “improper” relation.
08-14-1876 – 01-13-1960 Sibilla Aleramo – Born Rina Faccio in Alessandria, Italy. She was an Italian author and feminist. She is best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century
Italy. Her first novel followed her life. It illustrated her decision to leave her brutal husband, so her son would have a better life. Aleramo moved to Rome in 1901. She had a brief affair with Felice Damiani, a young artist. She then lived with writer and journalist Giovanni Cena. In 1908, while still involved with Cena, she met Cordial “Lina” Poletti at a woman’s congress, and their one-year lesbian relationship was recounted in the novel Il passaggio (1919). Aleramo would go on to be one of Italy’s leading feminists. Her personal writing to Poletti has been studied in more recent years due to the more open-minded views of Italians and the world toward homosexual relationships. Her first book, Una donna, is now considered a classic of Italian literature, and the first outspokenly feminist novel written by an Italian author.
1886 – Dr. Randolph Winslow wrote of an “epidemic of gonorrhea contracted through rectal coition” at a boys’ reform school near Baltimore, Maryland. The outbreak lasted from 1883-1885 and was brought under control by keeping a strict watch on the boys and inflicting severe corporeal punishment on anyone caught in the act.
1892 – Composer Piotr “Peter” Ilyich Tchaikovsky (April 7, 1840 –November 6, 1893) wrote to his nephew, Vladimir “Bob” Davidov, “It had to be this little incident which made me feel again how strong my love for you is. Oh God! How I want to see you!” Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884, by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension. Discussion of Tchaikovsky’s personal life, especially his sexuality, has perhaps been the most extensive of any composer in the 19th century and certainly of any Russian composer of his time. There have been Soviet efforts to expunge all references to same-sex attraction and portray him as a heterosexual. Biographers have generally agreed that Tchaikovsky was homosexual.
08-14-1894 – 02-01-1984 Ada “Bricktop” Smith – Born in Alderson, West Virginia to an Irish father and a black mother. She was an American dancer, singer, vaudevillian and self-described saloon-keeper who owned the nightclub Chez Bricktop in Paris from 1924 to 1961, as well as clubs in
Mexico City and Rome. Cole Porter hired her as an entertainer for many of the parties that he hosted in Paris. The Cole Porter song Miss Otis Regrets was written especially for her to perform. F. Scott Fitzgerald mentions her club in his 1931 short story Babylon Revisited. Her proteges included Duke Ellington, Mabel Mercer, and Josephine Baker. She married singer Peter DuConge in 1929. They separated after a few years but never divorced because Bricktop was Catholic and didn’t recognize divorce. According to Jean-Claude Baker, author of Josephine: The Hungry Heart, one of Josephine’s children stated that Baker and Bricktop were involved in a lesbian affair for a time, early in their careers.
08-14-1903 – 03-04-1966 Rupert Doone – Born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England. He was a British dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and
teacher in London. He left home at sixteen to begin his career as a dancer, and in 1925 was the last premier danseur by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes. Upon the death of Diaghilev, he returned to England. In 1926, he met and fell in love with artist Robert Medley. In the 1950s, Doone founded the Theatre School at Morley College. He worked there until he was forced to retire as a result of multiple sclerosis. Morley and Doone were together until Doone’s death in 1966. Photo credit: Salford Museum & Art Gallery – painting of Rupert Doone by Robert Medley
08-14-1906 – 11-18-1999 Horst P. Horst (born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann) – born in WeiBenfels-an-der-Saale, German Empire (present-day Saxony-Anhalt, Germany). He was a German-American fashion photographer. In
1930 he met Vogue photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene, a half-Baltic, half-American nobleman, and became his photographic assistant, occasional model, and lover. In 1931, Horst began his association with Vogue. His first exhibit in 1932 in Paris made him instantly famous. In the same year, Horst made a portrait of Bette Davis, the first in a series of celebrities he would photograph during his life. Horst rented an apartment in New York in 1937, and while residing there met Coco Chanel, whom Horst called “the queen of the whole thing.” He would photograph her fashions for three decades. In 1938 he met Valentine Lawford, a British diplomat. The couple would live together until Lawford’s death in 1991. They adopted and raised a son, Richard J. Horst, together.
1920, Germany – In Germany, a publication of the Community of the Special includes an article called “Uranians of the World Unite!” It urged the formation of a worldwide homosexual organization.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
08-14-1948 Carole Migden – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American politician from San Francisco, California. She was a member of
the California Senate from the 3rd District from December 6, 2004, to December 1, 2008. In February 2004, she married Cristina Arguedas, a criminal defense attorney and her partner since 1985, in a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall officiated by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. The marriage was later annulled by the California Supreme Court.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1954 – Dade County, Florida sheriff’s deputies raided eleven gay bars in Miami and Miami Beach under the pretext of checking for venereal disease. Fifty-three men were brought in, and nineteen were held over the weekend pending a medical examination.
08-14-1956 Cheryl Chase (Born Bonnie Sullivan) – Born in New Jersey, city unknown. She legally changed her name to Bo Laurent in 1995 but she
is known better by her pseudonym Cheryl Chase. She is an American intersex activist and the founder of the Intersex Society of North America. Chase was born with ambiguous genitalia that baffled doctors. According to the New York Times, her parents originally named her Brian Sullivan, noting that “Chase is XX, and the reason for her intersex condition has never been fully understood. Chase told Salon she was born with “mixed male/female organs” and after the discovery of ovaries and a uterus, clitoridectomy was performed to remove her oversized clitoris when she was 18 months old. She is the creator of Hermaphrodites Speak (1995), a 30-minute documentary film in which several intersex people discuss the psychological impact on their condition and the medical treatment and parenting they received. Chase has written about being openly lesbian since her 20s. She married her partner of five years, Robin Mathias, in San Francisco in 2004 (before it was legal). They live on a farm in Sonoma and remarried in 2008 before the passing of Proposition 8 in California.
08-14-1959 Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. – Born in Lansing, Michigan. He is a retired American professional basketball player who played point
guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. After a physical before the 1991-92 NBA season, Johnson discovered that he had tested positive for HIV. He stated that his wife and their unborn child did not have HIV and that he would dedicate his life to “battle this deadly disease”. He made headlines in 2013 after he announced his support for his 20-year-old gay son. He and his wife, Cookie, have long supported EJ (Earvin Johnson III) for exactly who he is. The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar said he knew his son, EJ, was gay before he told him. A representative for GLAAD said the organization was proud of the Johnson family. “Magic’s and his wife’s unconditional support for EJ is a perfect example of the love and care that all of our children need, especially those who come to identify as LGBT.”
Blogger Nina Notes: there is a difference between sexual orientation and fetish, so support is not without consideration . Moreover, the sexual escapades of groupies and sexuality transmitted diseases, are glossed over..
08-14-1959 Dale Scott – Born in Eugene, Oregon. He is the first active MLB umpire to come out publicly. He is also the first official to come out in
any of the major sports leagues. He is thought of as one of the best umpires in MLB. Major League Baseball has always been aware that Scott was gay. His partner Mike is on his insurance policy, which showed that MLB and the insurance company recognized their relationship. They got married in November 2014. They have been together for over 28 years.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1961 – Police raid the Tay-Bush Inn, the largest gay bar raid in San Francisco history. One hundred and three patrons are arrested on ‘lewd behavior’ charges. The arrested include actors, actresses, dancers, a state hospital psychologist, a bank manager, an artist and an Air Force officer.
08-14-1961 Susan Olsen – Born in Santa Monica, California. Straight ally to the LGBT community. She is an American former child actress, an animal welfare advocate, radio host, and creator of pop art. Olsen is known for her role as Cindy Brady, the youngest child in the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch for the full run of the show, from 1969 to 1974. When
her TV dad, Robert Reed, died she paid tribute to her gay Brady Bunch dad, saying that he was “a true king among men”. She said, “I can also say that being gay killed him. Because it was so taboo, he could never make peace with himself. He was forever taunted by his own disdain for the natural inclinations that he was BORN WITH. To me, the vilification of homosexuality is exactly like the primitive practice of people who killed babies who were born with cleft palates or birthmarks. It is a worship not of God but of fear itself in the form of a God who hates. …And so, any ideology that demonized such a good man would have to be evil itself. Robert Reed, unwittingly, showed me the true nature of religion. And this is why I steer clear of it to this day.” In December 2016, Olsen was fired from her radio show as a result of engaging in a feud with openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting, in which Olsen used gay slurs. Olsen did apologize to the LGBT community. Also, Olsen’s former co-host, Sheena Metal, stated that in the seven years she had been friends with Olsen, she had never heard Olsen say anything homophobic or derogatory. Metal wrote, “However, none of those things made what she said ‘right’ or ‘okay,’ by any means or for any reason.”
08-14-1964 Mark Pocan – Born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is an American politician and businessman who has served in the United
States House of Representative. He is a member of the Democratic party, representing Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district. He is a longtime friend and ally of Tammy Baldwin and is also openly gay. Pocan was followed by two men after he left a gay bar, and was beaten with a baseball bat while they called him “faggot” and other slurs. This gay-bashing incident spurred him to become active in the Madison LGBT community. On November 24, 2006, Pocan and his long-time partner, Phillip Frank, were legally married in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Sonny Bono is said to have been inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’ss ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.
the Watts Riots in the USA
August 14, 1966
London’s The Catholic Herald newspaper ran an editorial describing John Lennon’s recent “bigger than Jesus” remark as generally accurate but “arrogant.” Meanwhile, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper of record, accepted the public apology Lennon made a few days earlier. but it would not be until 2008 that the Vatican “forgave” the Beatle, whereas it took longer for Galileo.
August 14, 1967
All UK offshore pirate radio stations were closed down when the marine broadcasting act came into force. Radio Caroline continued to broadcast until March 68.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
August 14, 1970
The first day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire took place featuring Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, (who didn’t appear after being fog bound at Paris Airport), The Kinks, Elton John, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Juicy Lucy, Pretty Things and The Groundhogs. Weekend tickets, £3.
“If Not for You” took Olivia Newton-John to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
During a UK tour, Queen played at the NCOs’ Mess at RAF Culdrose in Culdrose England.
After a three-year battle, Gay Community Services Center Los Angeles wins tax-exempt status.
Paul Anka‘s duet with Odia Coates, “You’re Having My Baby”, is awarded a Gold record despite its denouncement by feminists who object to the use of the word “my” as in “my baby”, not “our baby.” The record buying public feels differently as the song climbed to #1 in the US and #6 in the UK.
Elton John & Kiki Dee had arguably the top song of the summer–“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.
Cliff Richard‘s biggest US hit, “Devil Woman” entered the Billboard Top 40 where it would reach #6. A huge star in his native UK, Richard achieved nine US Top 40 entries, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (#7 in 1979} and “Dreaming” (#10 in 1980).
there is only one reason to not reveal sexuality: not being heterosexual
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
After a July 8 1980 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.
Gwen Craig, a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, carried a sign that read “Black Lesbian Feminist.”
Black gay activist Melvin “Mel” Boozer (June 21, 1945 – March 6, 1987)[ is recommended for Vice President at the Democratic National Convention in New York City. In a speech to the convention he said, “I know what it’s like to be called nigger, and I know what it’s like to be called faggot. I can sum up the difference in one word – none!” Boozer also told the convention that “bigotry is bigotry” and that homophobia “dishonors our way of life just as much” as racism, before withdrawing his nomination in favor of Walter Mondale. He was a university professor and activist for African American, LGBT and HIV/AIDS issues. He was active in both the Democratic Party and Socialist Party USA. He was also president of the Gay Activists Alliance.
USA song charts #10 the Go-Go’s with “Vacation”
1985 – Los Angeles is the first U.S, city to ban discrimination against people with AIDS in employment, housing, education, and health care.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Freddie Mercury had his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Living On My Own’. The song had been a minor hit in 1985 when released from his solo album Mr. Bad Guy, this remixed version was reissued.
08-14-1996 Greet Minnen – Born in Tumhout, Belgium. She is a professional tennis player. Minnen made her WTA Tour debut at the 2018
BGL Luxembourg Open in the doubles draw, partnering with Alison Van Uytvanck. They won the title in the final two sets. She is openly lesbian and in a relationship with fellow Belgian tennis player Alison Van Uytvanck.
1997 – Members of the American Psychological Association vote to limit attempts to cure homosexuality and agreed to require the reading of a statement to gay patients affirming that being gay is normal and healthy. Homophobe Charles Socarides, president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, (NARTH) said it was an attempt to brainwash people and called homosexuality “a purple menace that threatens proper gender distinction.” His openly gay son, Richard Socarides (born November 8, 1954), was the White House liaison to the gay community. Richard was the founding president of Equality Matters in 2011.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2003 – David Gilmore fights public radio station KUAZ for syndication of the nationally awarded program Outright Radio. Outright Radio is the leading nationally syndicated radio show featuring the extraordinary true stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered folks, distributed by Public Radio International* and broadcast on nearly 100 stations across the US. Outright Radio is a recipient of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award and the NFCB’s Golden and Silver Reels for 2000 and 2001, respectively.
Canada – Andre Boisclair (born April 14, 1966), the first openly gay Canadian politician, becomes the leader of Parti Quebecois in Quebec. In November 2012, he was named as the new provincial delegate-general in New York City.
Wearing an orange Department of Sanitation vest, dark Capri pants and none of his trademark stage makeup, former Culture Club front man Boy George (real name: George O’Dowd) swept trash and leaves off a New York City sidewalk. The singer was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty in March to falsely reporting a burglary at his Manhattan apartment where responding police officers found cocaine. He was eventually reassigned to sweep a gated Department of Sanitation parking lot after the media surrounding him on the street caused too much chaos, but news crews still crowded outside the fence.
George Michael was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the Land Rover he was driving crashed into an articulated transport truck in Berkshire, England. The pop star was questioned and released without being charged.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Alouettes’ Michael Sam leaves team for mental health reasons”. CBC News, August 14, 2015.
GAY UNCLES DAY – August 14, 2022 – National Today
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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Aug 14, 2019 — Today in LGBT History – AUGUST 14. 384 BC, Greece – Demosthenes (Aug. 14, 384 – October 12, 322 BC) is born in Athens.
Today in LGBT History – August 14 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-august-14Aug 14, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – August 14. 384 BC, Greece – Demosthenes (Aug. 14, 384 – October 12, 322 BC) is born in Athens.
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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
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: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
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
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.