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August 16. 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1661, France – Jacques Chausson (1618 – December 29, 1661) was a French ex-customs manager and writer. He was arrested on August 16, 1661, and charged with attempted rape of a young nobleman, Octave des Valons. He was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to death. His tongue was cut out and he was burned at the stake (without being suffocated first, the more common and “merciful” practice).

08-16-1875 – 1964 Jeannette Marks – Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Marks was an educator and head of the English Department at Mount 

Jeannette Marks

Holyoke College. She also did a great deal of research on narcotics and published several books pertaining to drug addiction. Marks was a member of the National Woman’s Party, the first organization to support the Equal Rights Amendment. After her retirement in 1941, she moved permanently to her childhood home, Fleur De Lys, on Lake Champlain in New York with Mary Woolley, the 11th President of Mount Holyoke College. She was the lover of Mary Emma Woolley (b. July 13, 1863) for 52 years.

1893 – Dr. F. E. Daniel, editor of the Texas Medical Journal, presented a paper which advocated the castration of male and female sexual perverts, including homosexuals, to prevent them from reproducing and passing on these traits. He also recommended that those convicted of such offenses be stripped of all rights.

1898 – Bessie Foust, 19, and Maud Hoffnagle, 20, of Philadelphia, committed suicide because they loved one another “like man and woman.” They jumped from a ferryboat into the Delaware river. Both took the leap to death together, hand in hand, and were drowned before a rescue could be effected. The double suicide was evidently prearranged. A note was found in a pocketbook they had left behind, signed by both, and consisted of a quotation from a melancholy poem and the words, “We find we are utterly unfit for this world and will try another.”

08-16-1923 – 11-25-2005 Pierre Seel – Born in Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France. He was a gay Nazi concentration camp survivor and the only French person to 

Pierre Seel

testify openly about his deportation during WWII because of his homosexuality. In 1994, Seel published the book Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexual (I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual), written with the assistance of journalist and activist Jean Le Bitoux. The book subsequently appeared in translation in English, German, and Spanish. Seel appeared on national television and in the national press in France. His story was featured in a 2000 documentary film on the Nazi persecution of, Paragraph 175, directed by San Francisco filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Returning to Germany in 2002 for the first time since the war, Seel received a five-minute standing ovation at the documentary’s premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. In June 2019, Paris, France named a street Pierre Seel Street.

08-16-1929 – 04-16-2016   Maurice Kenny – Born in Watertown, New York. He was an American poet with strong

 ties to the Mohawk people. His father was of Mohawk and Irish heritage, from Canada, and his mother was part English and Seneca. During the 1970s and early 1980s, Kenny was increasingly involved in Native American activism, especially after the Occupation of Alcatraz in 1969. In 1973, he wrote a poem I Am the Sun dedicated to Wounded Knee protesters and activists that was adapted to a traditional Lakota chant.

, 1937

The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as a part of the American Federation of Labor. On September 17, 1952, the Television Authority and AFRA merged to create a new union, the present-day American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1940 – Alix Dobkin is born (August 16, 1940) into a Jewish Communist family. She is a singer, songwriter, and feminist activist in New York City. In 1965 she married Sam Hood who ran the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village. They moved to Miami and opened The Gaslight South Cafe, but moved back to New York in 1968. Their daughter Adrian was born two years later, and the following year the marriage broke up. A few months later, Dobkin came out as a lesbian, which was uncommon for a public personality to do at the time. In 1977, she became an associate of the American nonprofit publishing organization Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press(WIFP).Dobkin is a member of the OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) Steering Committee.Dobkin has been a highly vocal proponent of women-only space through her consistent exclusion of males. Her controversial criticisms of postmodernism,sadomasochismtransgenderismand other issues appeared in several of her written columns. Her article “The Emperor’s New Gender” appeared in the feminist journal off our backs in 2000. “The Erasure of Lesbians”,co-authored with Sally Tatnall, was published in the legislation and case law website Gender Identity Watch in 2015 (transgender activists consider the site anti-transgender). Dobkin has a small and devoted audience, has been called a “women’s music legend” by Spin Magazine, “pithy” by The Village Voice, “Biting…inventive… imaginative” by New Age Journal, “uncompromising” in the New York Times Magazine, and “a troublemaker” by the FBI. She gained some unexpected fame in the 1980s when comedians such as David Letterman and Howard Stern tracked down her landmark Lavender Jane Loves Women album, and began playing phrases from the song “View From Gay Head” on the air.” Her criticisms of postmodernism,  sadomasochism,  transgenderism and other issues appeared in several of her written columns.

08-16-1943 Dennis Altman – Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to Jewish immigrant parents. He spent most of his childhood in Hobart, Tasmania. In 1964 he won a Fulbright scholarship to Cornell 

Dennis Altman

University, where he began working with leading American gay activists. Returning to Australia in 1969, he taught politics at the University of Sydney. In 1971 he published his first book, Homosexuals: Oppression and Liberation – considered an important intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the English-speaking world. In March 2013 Altman wrote about the death of his partner of 22 years, Anthony Smith, who died from lung cancer in November 2012.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

08-16-1958 Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone) – Born in Bay City, Michigan. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She is the winner of two Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Evita (1996). Madonna has sold more


 than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Madonna is considered a gay icon. She has always been outspoken about LGBT rights. In November of 2010, Madonna appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to speak against the bullying of gay teens. In her conversation with Ellen, Madonna said she became close to the gay community as a teenager, stating she felt different in high school and found acceptance and sympathy among gay friends, particularly her dance instructor. She also said, “In fact, I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for the gay community.” Madonna’s brother, Christopher, is gay.

Blogger Nina Notes: Madonna is bisexual, and publicaly dated Sandra Bernhard during the Truth Or Dare tour documentary

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

1969 – New York City’s Gay Liberation Front sponsored the first “Coming Out” dance at Alternate U. to give gays and lesbians the opportunity to support their own organizations rather than what they said were mafia-owned bars. Alternate U was a free counterculture school and leftist political organizing center in Greenwich Village, for many of its activities through 1970. Founded around 1966 by Tom Wodetski. It had several classrooms in a former dance studio on the second floor of 69 West 14th Street, at the corner of Sixth Avenue.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Blue Earth County, Minnesota issues a marriage license to two men, Jack Baker and Mike McConnell when Jack changed his name to Pat. Michael McConnell and Jack Baker are pioneering advocates of marriage rights for gay couples. Jack Baker was a stage name used by Richard John Baker in the 1970s to promote full equality for gay men and women. He and Michael McConnell originally applied in Hennepin County for a license to marry which was denied. They appealed the denial to the Minnesota Supreme Court which dismissed the claim. “Under the law at the time (since repealed) governing the [U.S.] Supreme Court’s jurisdiction over appeals from state-court decisions, Baker v. Nelson reached the justices as a mandatory appeal.” The State argued that the marriage license issued previously in Blue Earth County proved that the “Questions Raised by This Appeal Are Moot.” Baker and McConnell were still living as a married couple as late as May 2015.

1973 – The chairwoman of the Mississippi Gay Alliance attempted to place an ad in The Reflector, the student newspaper of Mississippi State University. The editor refused to accept the ad. The ad announced hours and services offered by MGA, an unrecognized student organization.

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

Vanessa Carlton

08-16-1980 Vanessa Carlton – Born in Milford, Pennsylvania. She is an American singer-songwriter. Her debut single, A Thousand Miles, reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2002. Her fifth studio album, 

Liberman, was released in 2015. On June 19, 2010, Carlton came out as bisexual while headlining Nashville Pride. She stated to the attending audience, “I’ve never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman.” On December 27, 2013, she married John McCauley and had her first child in 2015.

1985 – Dr. Paul Volberding, Chief of Medical Oncology and Director of AIDS Activities at San Francisco General Hospital, writes a “breakthrough letter” to Blaine Elswood, founder of the Guerilla Clinic about obtaining currently unapproved experimental drugs mostly from Mexico. In 1983, Volberding founded the first inpatient ward for persons with AIDS in the San Francisco General Hospital. He worked on early clinical trials to evaluate antiretroviral therapy in HIV infection, and has served on the two major guidelines panels for antiretroviral therapy, addressing issues such as the optimal timing of treatment in early HIV infection when no symptoms are evident. In 2001 Volberding left the SF General Hospital to become chief medical officer at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, at which time he also became vice chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He became co-director of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at UCSF and the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology. In February 2012, he became the director of UCSF’s AIDS Research Institute, and director of research for UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences. He is widely considered one of the world’s leading AIDS experts.

Madonna married actor Sean Penn in Malibu. She would file for divorce the following year.

Blogger Nina Notes, Madonna went from media courting to avoiding, and Penn became famous for attacking media


Madonna started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Papa Don’t Preach.’ The singers fourth US No.1, & No.1 in the UK. Also on this day Madonna went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘True Blue’.

1988, Canada – The General Council of the United Church of Canada, meeting in Victoria, BC became “the first mainstream church in the world to accept gay ordination without imposing celibacy.”

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

1990, UK – The British action group OutRage demonstrates outside Scotland Yard to call for an end to police entrapment and an increase in efforts to solve anti-gay murders.

1991 – New Jersey governor James Florio issues an executive order prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.

1992 – In an address to the Huntington, West Virginia chamber of commerce, chamber president Richard Bolen states that the enactment of an ordinance banning anti-gay discrimination would be good for business.

1994 – In Largo, Florida, a video store clerk was found not guilty of obscenity charges for renting a gay porn video to an undercover police officer.

1996 – At a volunteer campaign training conference in Chicago sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, President Clinton said through a videotaped address, “I’m especially proud to be the first president to endorse a civil rights bill that specifically includes gay and lesbian Americans. I support the because I believe in the fundamental values of fairness and equality.”

1996, Australia – New South Wales announced it would review the “homosexual panic” defense in murder trials to determine the effect it has on the prejudice of a jury.

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

2002 –

New York City Council votes to recognize gay marriages from other jurisdictions.

In Memphis, TN, Lisa Marie Presley introduced a recording of “Don’t Cry Daddy” The event was the last day of a 25th anniversary concert, the first of three Father/Daughter duets – following on the Hank Williams Sr/Jr and the Nat King and Nathalie Cole post-humus duets.

2004 – The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS voices concern about the arrests and reported mistreatment of 39 gay men in Nepal.

2005 –

The leader of an Illinois group fighting same-sex marriage and partner benefits suggest militant anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps was “actually a gay plant”.

Madonna suffered three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand in a horse-riding accident on her country estate. The accident happened when she fell off a new horse in the grounds of her Ashcombe House on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset on her 47th birthday. The singer was treated at hospital in Salisbury, 90 miles (150 kilometres) south-west of London.

2008 – Portia DeRossi (January 31, 1973) and Ellen DeGeneres (January 26, 1958) marry. Portia de Rossi is an Australian and American actress, model, and philanthropist. She appeared as a regular cast member on the American political thriller television series Scandal in the role of Elizabeth North from 2014 to 2017. Ellen DeGeneres  Is a talk show host, comedian, and activist.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

08-16-2013 Reaching for the Moon (Portuguese: Flores Raras) – Brazilian film directed by Bruno Barreto. The film is based on the book Flores Raras e Banalissimas by Carmen Lucia de Oliveira. The film dramatized the love story of the American poet Elizabeth Bishop and the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Set largely in Petropolis between the years 1951 and 1967, the film tells the story of Bishop’s passionate and often tumultuous life with Soares in Brazil.

Reaching for the Moon


American singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin died in Detroit at the age of 76. Known as ‘The Queen of Soul’ and one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. During her career she scored over 15 Top 40 hits and won 18 Grammy Awards. Hits include the 1967 US No.1 & UK No.10 single ‘Respect’, the 1968 UK No.4 single ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ and the 1987 UK No.1 single with George Michael, ‘I Knew You Were Waiting’. In 2010 Rolling Stone magazine ranked her number one on their list of the ‘100 Greatest Singers of All Time’.


A bandstand where David Bowie played soon after the release of his first hit single ‘Space Oddity’ was given a Grade II listing. The singer performed from the stand to a small audience in Croydon Road Recreation Ground on 16 August 1969. The bandstand was the centrepiece of a one-day festival, which Bowie helped to organise and later inspired him to write the seven-minute song, ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – AUGUST 16 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-1…

Aug 16, 2019 — 1969 – New York City’s Gay Liberation Front sponsored the first “Coming Out” dance at Alternate U. to give gays and lesbians the opportunity to …

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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