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August 17 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1786 – German monarch Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) dies. He was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king, and named himself Frederick the Great. Recent major biographers of Frederick are unequivocal that he was predominantly homosexual, and that his sexuality was central to his life and character.

08-17-1885 – 10-01-1972 Kurt Hiller (also known as Keith Lurr) – Born in Berlin, Germany. He was a German essayist and a political journalist from a Jewish family. He was a socialist and a pacifist. 

Kurt Hiller

Hiller was also an influential writer in the early German gay rights movement in the first two decades of the 20th century. In 1929, Hiller took over as chairman of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee from fellow gay activist Magnus Hirschfeld. From the end of 1933 to 1934, he spent time in a variety of concentration camps before fleeing to Prague later in 1934, and then to London in 1938. In 1955, he returned to Germany, where he lived and wrote in Hamburg until his death.

08-17-1888 – 05-06-1963 Monty Woolley – Born in Manhattan, New York. He was an American stage, film, radio, and television 

Monte Woolley

actor. Best known in his role in the stage play and 1942 film, The Man Who Came To Dinner. Woolley met and became friends with Cole Porter at college. They enjoyed many adventures in New York and on foreign travels, although Porter reportedly disapproved of Woolley taking a black man as his lover. Woolley was a closeted gay man, although it was well known by those that were around him.

1893 – Mae West is born. Mary Jane “Mae” West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. In 1927, she wrote a play about homosexuality called The Drag, and alluded to the work of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs. It was a box-office success. West regarded talking about sex as a basic human rights issue, and was also an early advocate of gay rights. With the return of conservatism in the 1930s, the public grew intolerant of homosexuality, and gay actors were forced to choose between retiring or agreeing to hide their sexuality.

08-17-1907 – 11-05-2000 Roger Peyrefitte – Born in Castres, Tarn, France. He was a French diplomat, writer of novels, gossipy non-fiction, and a defender of gay rights. He 

Roger Peyrefitte

was openly gay and wrote about his homoerotic experiences in boarding school in his first novel, Les amitiés particulières (1943). The book won the coveted Prix Renaudot in 1944 and was made into a film of the same name which was released in 1964. In his memoirs Propos Secrets, he wrote extensively about his youth, his sex life (homosexual mainly and a few affairs with women), his years as a diplomat, his travels to Greece and Italy, and his troubles with the police for sexually harassing male teenagers. He particularly loved to expose the hypocrisy and vanity of prominent people, to denounce fake aristocrats, and to out closeted homosexuals.

08-17-1925 Eva Kollisch – Born in Vienna, Austria. She is an American writer, literary 

scholar, especially German, pacifist, and feminist. In 1939, she escaped to the United Kingdom with a transport of children. In 194o, she and her two brothers were able to emigrate to the United States. Kollisch became a professor at Sarah Lawrence College where she taught English and German literature. She lives in New York with her life companion, the American poet, Naomi Replansky. In 2012, she won the Austrian literary prize, Theodor Kramer Prize for Writing In Resistance and Exile.


“The Wizard of Oz” premiered in New York. Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

08-17-1943 Robert De Niro – Born in Manhattan, New York. He is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 90 films. De Niro 

Robert De Niro

won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1974 for playing the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II. In 1980 he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Raging Bull. De Niro’s father was a gay man who divorced his mother when he was very young. De Niro made a documentary about his father, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. which aired on HBO in 2014. De Niro is a supporter of the global human rights movement that includes equal rights for LGBT people worldwide.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

08-17-1960   Sean Penn – Born in Los Angeles County, California. He is an American actor, screenwriter, and film director. On Feb. 22, 2009, he 

received the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film Milk.  In his acceptance speech, Penn said ” … I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone!”

Blogger Nina Notes: Penn is second generation Hollywood and was once best known for punching paparazzi, who he only encountered when he was with Madonna.


In Scotland, Glasgow council announced that all male swimmers with Beatles-style haircuts would have to wear bathing caps because hair from “Beatle-cuts” was clogging the filters of city pools.

1967 – The third national planning conference of Homophile Organizations was held in Washington, D.C.

1969 – An Atlanta art theatre was raided during a showing of Andy Warhol’s  (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) film “Lonesome Cowboys,” saying it was a hotbed of homosexuality. Police photographed everyone in attendance as reference material for the vice squad. Written by Paul Morrissey, the film is a satire of Hollywood westerns. It won the Best Film Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Canada August 17–26: Pride Week 1973, a national LGBT rights event, takes place simultaneously in several Canadian cities

Blogger Nina Notes: In 1973 it would be Gay and Lesbian. It would not be until the 1990s that Bisexual was specifically included and named. Trans in the 2000s owing to being not about sexual orientation – which gay, bisexual and lesbian are. A return of the pedophiles removed in 1990 for the International Gay and Lesbian Association. Overlapping with NAMBLA.

Further reading:

Tracking the demise of gay liberation ideals – ResearchGate › publication › 270563701_…

Request PDF | The International (Lesbian and) Gay Association and the question of pedophilia: Tracking the demise of gay liberation ideals | In 1993-1994, …

U.N. Suspends Group in Dispute Over Pedophilia › 1994/09/18 › world › un-susp…

Sept 18, 1994 — The United Nations has suspended the only organization here that represents gay and lesbian rights because of its perceived links to groups …

Tracking the demise of gay liberation ideals – SAGE Journals › doi › abs

by D Paternotte · 2014 · Cited by 23 — In 1993–1994, the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) lost its observer status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) …



by S Baldwin — Research confirms that homosexuals molest children at a rate vastly higher than heterosexuals, and the mainstream homosexual culture commonly promotes sex with …

Gay Groups Try to Put Distance Between Themselves and … › article

Feb 13, 1994 — WASHINGTON (AP) _ The gay community has long allowed other sexual outcasts to ride its coattails, from transvestites and transsexuals to …

David Bromstad

08-17-1973 David Bromstad – Born in Cokato, Minnesota. He is an American artist, designer, and host of HGTV’s Color Splash. He

 was always interested in art and design. He attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. After graduating, he worked as a Disney illustrator. After being laid off, he started his own company. Bromstad is openly gay. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).


Canada – In Toronto, a Gay Pride March converges on Queen’s Park. For the first time, the daily newspapers cover the march.

 ABBA remained at 7 with “Waterloo”

 Elton John’s Caribou fell to 3 on the LP Charts

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

1982 –

Texas’s sodomy law was repealed by Federal Judge Jerry Buchmeyer who declared it unconstitutional. A new law was passed three years later and approval by the federal bench because it outlawed only homosexual acts.

the first commercially produced compact discs, a recording of ABBA’s “The Visitors,” were pressed at a Philips factory near Hanover, West Germany


Prince‘s song “Delirious” was released

1984 –

A federal appeals board upholds the discharge of a gay petty officer from the US Navy. The man had a spotless record and was frequently cited for excellent job performance.

At the outset of his latest world tour, a fatigued Elton John announces his upcoming retirement, which, like so many before and after, deosn’t take.


 Tears For Fears was #2 onthe LP USA charts Songs From the Big Chair and on the song Tears for Fears remained at #1 for a third week with “Shout”. 

1987 –

City commissioner John Markl of Traverse City, Michigan, during a debate on the sale of condoms within city limits, states that homosexuals are the cause of AIDS and that a quick cut of the scalpel would prevent them from spreading it. He also said that homosexuals were mentally unbalanced.

Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C. wrap up their Together Forever tour with a show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Run-D.M.C. tell fans to stay in school and avoid drugs; Beastie Boys have cage dancers and beer.

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

1993 –

Loc Minh Truong of Orange County, California, filed a lawsuit against Jeffrey Raines and Christopher Cribbens who assaulted him because they assumed he was gay (he was not). He was beaten so severely that doctors could not determine his race and did not expect him to live. The amount of the suit was $25,000 to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Ten men who watched the attack but did nothing to intervene and were also identified in the suit.


Police in Los Angeles began an inquiry into child abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. The investigation began after the son of a Beverly Hills dentist told his therapist that Jackson sexually abused him. Jackson’s security staff claimed the allegations followed a failed attempt to blackmail the singer for 20 million dollars. Although no criminal charges were ever laid, lawyers for the 13 year-old filed a civil suit a month later claiming damages for sexual battery, seduction and other allegations. The suit was settled out of court in January 1994 for somewhere between $5 to $24 million

1998 – Newsweek runs a cover article on the ex-gay debate. The headline reads “Gay for Life? Going Straight: The Uproar over Sexual Conversion.”

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


Indiana Governor Joseph Kernan issues an executive order banning gender identity discrimination in the public sector.

Eugene Lange College in New York City is named most gay-positive school in America by the Princeton Review.

2005 – The FBI said mafia kingpin James (Whitey) Bulger, sought for 30 years, is thouht to be hiding in a gay neighborhood somewhere in the U.S. or Europe.

2007 – The Hollywood Reporter pulls a Ray Richmond column entitled “Merv Griffin (March 16, 1925 – August 12, 2007) died a closeted homosexual.” Several hours later, it was back online with a different title: “Griffin Never Revealed the Man Behind the Curtain.” Griffin was an American television host and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in film and on Broadway. From 1965 to 1986, Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show. He also created the internationally popular game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune through his television production companies, Merv Griffin Enterprises and Merv Griffin Entertainment. During his lifetime, Griffin was considered an entertainment business magnate. In 1991, he was sued by Deney Terrio, the host of Dance Fever, another show Griffin created, alleging sexual harassment. The same year, Brent Plott, a longtime employee who worked as a bodyguard, horse trainer and driver, filed a $200 million palimony lawsuit. Griffin characterized both lawsuits as extortion. Ultimately, both suits were dismissed.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


Pussy Riot

Three members of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they had staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in a protest directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for President Putin during his election campaign.

ParaNorman – American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. Screenplay by Chris Butler. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It’s the first mainstream animated film to have an openly gay character, Mitch, that is revealed in the final scenes. In 2013 GLADD nominated ParaNorman as its first-ever PG-rated movie for its annual GLADD Media Awards. Chris Butler is openly gay.


ParaNorman, 3D animated comedy film produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features, is the first mainstream children’s film with an explicit non-adult LGBTQ character. The film has drawn some attention for the revelation in its final scenes that Mitch is gay, making him the first openly gay character in a mainstream animated film. Nancy French of the National Review Online suggested that the film could lead parents “to answer unwanted questions about sex and homosexuality on the way home from the movie theater”. Conversely, Mike Ryan of The Huffington Post cited Mitch’s inclusion as one of the reasons why ParaNorman is “remarkable”. Co-director Chris Butler said that the character was explicitly connected with the film’s message: “If we’re saying to anyone that watches this movie don’t judge other people, then we’ve got to have the strength of our convictions.” In 2013 GLAAD nominated ParaNorman as its first-ever PG-rated movie for its annual GLAAD Media Awards.


SF Gay History launches with our first post, an essay called “Why Pride?


Space – The U.S. charity organization Planting Peace launched a rainbow flag as a symbolic gesture to “make space LGBTQ-friendly.” The flag was launched using a high-altitude balloon with a GoPro camera attached and went as high as 21.1 miles over the Earth’s surface, remaining airborne for over three hours.


Canada – In an op-ed to the Ottawa CitizenJim Watson announces that he is coming out of the closet, becoming Ottawa’s first openly gay mayor and making Ottawa the largest city in Canada to have had an out LGBTQ mayor


Black Pride events take place in NYC from August 17 to August 21.


Canadian specialist urges MDs to ‘slow down’ in treating transgender patients after U.K. clinic closed

Underpinning debate is a rapid increase in patients presenting as transgender over the last several years, dominated by girls just entering

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 17 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-17

Aug 17, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – August 17 · 1786 – German monarch Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) dies. · 1893 – Mae West is born. · 1967 …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Timeline of LGBT history in Canada – Wikipedia

August – SF Gay History


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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