August 19 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1867, Germany – In Munich, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs  (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895) is jeered when he attempts to persuade jurists that same-sex love should be tolerated rather than persecuted. He is probably the first to come out publicly in defense of what he calls “Uranism” (homosexuality).  Ulrichs coined various terms to describe different sexual orientations, including Urning for a man who desires men (English “Uranian“), and Dioning for one who desires women. These terms are in reference to a section of Plato‘s Symposium in which two kinds of love are discussed, symbolised by an Aphrodite who is born from a male (Uranos), and an Aphrodite who is born from a female (Dione). Ulrichs also coined words for the female counterparts (Urningin and Dioningin), and for bisexuals and intersexual persons. Ulrichs is likely the first true gay activist and is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. Published in 1870, Ulrich’s “Araxes: A Call to Free the Nature of the Urning from Penal Law” is remarkable for its similarity to the discourse of the modern gay rights movement. In it: The Urning, too, is a person. He, too, therefore, has inalienable rights. His sexual orientation is a right established by nature. Legislators have no right to veto nature; no right to persecute nature in the course of its work; no right to torture living creatures who are subject to those drives nature gave them. The Urning is also a citizen. He, too, has civil rights; and according to these rights, the state has certain duties to fulfill as well. The state does not have the right to act on whimsy or for the sheer love of persecution. The state is not authorized, as in the past, to treat Urnings as outside the pale of the law.

08-19-1885 – 05-15-1969 Grace Hutchins – Born to a wealthy family in Boston, 

Massachusetts. She was an American labor reformer and researcher, journalist, political activist, and communist. In 1919, while living in New York, she met Anna Rochester. Both Hutchins and Rochester were firm believers in the doctrine of non-violence. They became lifetime companions for forty-five years. They were known for promoting radical Christian pacifism in the United States. According to Janet Lee, author of a biography about the two women, they “were a part of  [a] cohort of women whose commitment to social activism was integrated with their lesbian orientation.”

1890 – In response to a letter received from John Addington Symonds, American poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) denies that “Calamus” from Leaves of Grass was homoerotic. Whitman’s  work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Though biographers continue to debate Whitman’s sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions

08-19-1909 – 04-19-1983 Jerzy Andrzejewski – Born in Warsaw, Poland. He was a prolific Polish author. His best-known work is 

Jerzy Andrzejewski

Ashes and Diamonds. In spite of being married with two children, he had many sexual relations with men. On September 23, 2006, he was posthumously awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Polonia Restituta by the Polish President Lech Kaczynski.

1918

Irving Berlin’s musical “Yip Yip Yaphank” opened in New York City at the Century Theater.

08-19-1919 – 02-24-1990 Malcomb Forbes – Born in Brooklyn, New York. He was an American publisher of Forbes Magazine (founded by his father) and an entrepreneur. He was known as an avid promoter of capitalism and free-market trade, and for an extravagant lifestyle, spending on parties, travel, and his collection  of homes, yachts, aircraft, art, motorcycles, and Fabergé eggs.

Malcomb Forbes

Forbes died in 1990 of a heart attack. In March 1990, soon after his death, OutWeek magazine published a story with the cover headline “The Secret Gay Life of Malcolm Forbes,” by Michelangelo Signorile, which outed Forbes as a gay man. Signorile was critical of the media for helping Forbes publicize many aspects of his life while keeping his homosexuality a secret. Signorile asked, “Is our society so overwhelmingly repressive that even individuals as all-powerful as the late Malcolm Forbes feel they absolutely cannot come out of the closet?” Even in death, the media was reluctant to disclose his sexuality.

1936

Federico García Lorca, a Spanish dramatist and theatre director honored on Castro’s Rainbow Honor Walk, dies.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

Gerda Verburg

08-19-1957 Gerda Verburg – Born in Zwammerdam, The Netherlands. She is a Dutch diplomat, former politician, and 

trade union leader. Since July 1, 2011, she became a Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations for Food and Agriculture. Verburg is openly lesbian and lives with her partner Willy Westerlaken in Woerden.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 19, 1972

David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre in England on his current 182-date Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1978

After nine weeks at the top of the UK chart, “You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is finally knocked out of first place by The Commodores “Three Times A Lady”. As of 2013, it was still the fifth best-selling single of all time in Great Britain, where it has sold 2 million copies.

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

1982

In Biloxi, Mississippi, Queen performed at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

08-19-1982   Arundhati Katju – Born in Allahabad, India. She is a lawyer 

that is qualified to practice in India and New York. She and her partner, Menaka Guruswamy, (both professional and personal), were responsible for having the Supreme Court of India strike down the 157-year-old sodomy law and uphold the rights of LGBT Indians to equality and dignity. Arundhati is also a yoga teacher and practitioner and has taught yoga in New Delhi and New York.

1984 – President Ronald Reagan issues a statement saying his administration would fight governmental endorsement of homosexuality.

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

1992:

 In Germany, some 250 lesbian and gay couples all over the country try to register for marriage. The demonstration, organized by the Schwulerverband in Deutschland (Gay League of Germany), receives widespread media attention.  About 75% of the couples were male, and over 100 of the applications were submitted in Berlin. The demonstration, organized by the Schwulerverband in Deutschland (Gay League of Germany), receives widespread media attention. Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD), German for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, is the largest non-governmental LGBT rights organization in Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is part of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Manfred BrunsVolker BeckEduard StapelGünter Dworek and Halina Bendkowski were prominent persons in the Board of Directors. People from the arts like Comic-Designer Ralf König, comedian Hella von Sinnen, director Rosa von Praunheim, from politics and from science like sexologist Rolf Gindorf and others are prominent individual members of the organization.

USA- The Ann Arbor, Michigan, city council votes 8-1 to extend health benefits to same sex partners of city employees.

1996 –

California’s state senate kills a bill banning same-sex marriage after Democrats attach a provision to establish a domestic partner registry.

In Spokane, Washington, the family of Curtis Babcock files a lawsuit against county coroner Dexter Amend. Babcock’s memorial service had to be delayed because Amend ordered an autopsy to link his AIDS-related death to sodomy.

1997 –

At a rally in Sacramento, California, Alveda Celeste King, homophobic niece of Martin Luther King Jr., said, “To equate homosexuality with race is to give a death sentence to civil rights. No one is enslaving homosexuals or making them sit at the back of the bus.”

Blogger Nina Notes: Exclusion from Rights Protection and denial of medical and other public services/human rights was enough for rights to be recognized and protected.

The school board of Wayne-Westland, a suburb of Detroit, votes 6-1 to repeal sexual orientation protection for students and staff.

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

2003, Germany – Mayor of Hamburg Ole von Beust dismisses Vice-Mayor Ronald Schill for accusing Beust for having sex with a man Beust had appointed minister of justice. Beust denies the relationship and Schill says he has “nothing against homosexuals.”

2005 – DC Comics orders the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts Gallery in New York to remove an exhibit of watercolors showing Batman and Robin in a variety of romantic poses. DC threatened both artist and the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts gallery with legal action if they did not cease selling the works and demanded all remaining art, as well as any profits derived from them. Homosexual interpretations have been part of the academic study of the Batman franchise at least since psychiatrist Fredric Wertham asserted in his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent that “Batman stories are psychologically homosexual”. Wertham, as well as parodiesfans, and other independent parties, have described Batman and his sidekick Robin (Dick Grayson) as homosexual, possibly in a relationship with each other. DC Comics has never indicated Batman or any of his male allies to be gay, but several characters in the Modern Age Batman comic books are expressly gay, lesbian, or bisexual

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011 – The Arizona Queer Archives is founded by Jamie A. Lee with support from Susan Stryker The Arizona Queer Archives is the state of Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) collecting archives of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona.

2013: Marriage Equality becomes legal in New Zealand.

08-19-2014 Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of LGBT people are added to the Smithsonian Institution, including items from the popular TV show Will & Grace.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 19 | Ronni Sanlo

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Aug 19, 2017 — 1997 – At a rally in Sacramento, California, Alveda Celeste King, homophobic niece of Martin Luther King Jr., said, “To equate homosexuality …

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.

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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

However:

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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