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August 20, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1308, France – Jacques de Molay (1243 – March 18, 1314), the leader of the Knights Templar, who denied sexual relations with two of his servants, finally admits to it. He was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, leading the Order from 20 April 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1307.Though little is known of his actual life and deeds except for his last years as Grand Master, he is one of the best known Templars.

08-20-1841 – 05-18-1898 Maria Louise Pool – Born in Rockland, Massachusetts into a well-to-do manufacturing family. An American writer, she taught school for a year before settling down to a life of writing. Her first 

Maria Louise Pool

stories were published by Moses Dow in the Waverly Magazine when she was sixteen years old. She moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1870, where she first wrote for a Philadelphia paper and afterward for the New YorkEvening Post and the New York Tribune. In 1887 she became widely known through her A Vacation in a Buggy. Most of her literary work appeared in periodicals and were later issued in book form. During her twenties, Pool met Caroline M. Branson who became her life-long companion. The two women lived together for thirty-two years. Her novel, Sand ’N’ Bushes (1898) is not only one of the first novels set on Cape Cod but is also the first lesbian vacation novel set in Provincetown.

1881 – Dr. E.C. Spitzka of New York presents the case of Lord Cornbury, the colonial governor of New York and New Jersey in the early 1700’s, in a Chicago medical journal. Cornbury frequently appeared in public wearing female clothing. Spitzka describes Cornbury as a sexual pervert, “a degraded, hypocritical and utterly immoral being.”


Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.

1916 – The New York Times publishes a review of Edward Carpenter’s (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) autobiography. Carpenter’s book was among the earliest in which an author self-identified as homosexual. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals.


America’s first commercial radio station began operations in Detroit, Michigan. They were assigned the call letters 8MK by the United States Department of Commerce Bureau of Navigation. In 1922 the call letters were changed to WWJ and today the station’s listenership ranks as one of the highest in its market.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

08-20-1958 Patricia Rozema – Born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. Her first feature film, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987), won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film 

Patricia Rozema

Festival. That same year, it was voted one of Canada’s ten best films ever as polled by 100 international critics. She has written and directed, edited and produced, a number of short films. Rozema has also worked for television, including HBO. Her film Into the Forest, starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015. Rozema is openly lesbian and has two daughters with her former partner, film composer Lesley Barber.

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

08-20-1961 Greg Herren – Born in Alabama, place unknown. He is an American writer and editor. He writes two series, the Chanse MacLeod mysteries and the Scotty Bradley adventures. Both private eyes are gay men 

Greg Herrne

who live in New Orleans. His novel Murder in the Rue Chartres won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Mystery category in 2008. Openly gay, Herren lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with his partner of over seventeen years. He also works as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator. Herren co-founded the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival that specializes in LGBT literature which is held in the French Quarter of the city of New Orleans each May.

August 20, 1965

Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single ‘You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving’ the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after leaving his previous band, The Manish Boys.

1969 – “Staircase,” a film in which Rex Harrison and Richard Burton play lovers, has its world premiere. The film, like the play, is about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of London. One of them is a part-time actor about to go on trial for propositioning a police officer. The action takes place over the course of one night as they discuss their loving but often volatile past together and possible future without each other. It was panned by most critics, including Roger Ebert, who gave it one star in his review and called it “an unpleasant exercise in bad taste. Rarely seen on television, the film was broadcast by Turner Classic Movies during its June 2007 tribute to gay cinema.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 20, 1977

Barbra Streisand topped the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week with “My Heart Belongs to Me”.

Syndicated columnist Mike Royko includes Anita Bryant on a list of the ten most obnoxious people in America.

1978 – Ronald Reagan announces his opposition to the Briggs initiative in California, which sought to ban homosexuals or anyone who was supportive of gay rights from being employed as a public school teacher.

1979, Canada – Seven men staged Gay Sit-in for Justice in the office of Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry to demand a meeting about police and legal harassment of the gay community.

1979, Canada – At the Sarnia, Ontario/Port Huron, Michigan international bridge, lesbians on their way to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival were harassed or turned back by U.S. Immigration officials. Formal complaints were made on behalf of Canadian women by the National Gay Task Force (NGLTF).

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


gender bender band:  The Eurythmics remained at 2 for the third week with their biggest career hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”.  the Human League was at #8–“(Keep Feeling) Fascination”, Taco reached #9 with “Puttin on the Ritz” and Culture Club had another Top 10 with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.

Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1987 – The New York State Consumer Protection Board announces that a one-month supply of AZT costs consumers anywhere from $900 to $3,000, depending on where it was purchased.


Elton John took a turn at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with his eighth #1 AC hit–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That”.

on the pop chart t George Michael’s “Monkey’ made an 8-2 move,  Elton John’s 47th hit and 23rd Top 10–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” was at #4,  Terence Trent D’Arby was in the eighth position with “Sign Your Name” and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” moved into the Top 10.

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

1992, Iran – More than 90 gay men were arrested at a private party in Iran. Under Iranian law, homosexuals can be sentenced to death with the testimony of four men.

08-20-1992   Demi Lovato – Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her career as an actress began as a child appearing on the television series Barney & Friends. In 2008 she appeared in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock (2008) and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010). As a recording artist, Lovato has had seven top-twenty entries on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2014 became the face for the Human Rights Campaign for marriage equality. In April 2016, Lovato was honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award for her activism. She has had personal struggles with depression, drugs, and alcohol. On June 21, 2018, Lovato released Sober, in which she revealed she had relapsed after six years of sobriety. In December 2018, on Twitter, she thanked her fans for their support and that she is now clean and happy.

As of 2021, Lovato says they may identify as trans in the future because they’re a “very fluid person.”


Here’s What Demi Lovato Said About The Public “Reaction” To Using She/Her Pronouns Again: “It Doesn’t Surprise Me”

“There’s a lot of people out there who have an opinion on everything I say and do.” –

Blogger nina Notes: especially when you make a point to say it or have a press release.

8-20-1993   MK Nobilette (b. Michaela Anne Nobilette) – Born in San Francisco, California. She was adopted and raised by two lesbian women 

and is publicly out as a lesbian herself. Her moms separated when she was four, and both now have girlfriends, resulting in a large extended family, which she characterized as “very San Francisco.” MK is the first finalist of American Idol to be openly gay going into the top contestant rounds, and the first openly gay female to compete in the finals. In the fall of 2014, Nobilette signed a record deal with Velvet Rhythm Entertainment and her debut single Make Believe was released on May 12, 2015.

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

2001 – A federal judge rules that Florida’s law banning lesbians and gays from adopting children is valid, saying the state has a legitimate interest in allowing only married heterosexual couples to adopt. The law is considered the nation’s toughest ban on gay adoptions, prohibiting adoptions by any gay or lesbian individual or couple. Anita Bryant’s hate-based Save Our Children campaign in Dade County branded all gays as pedophiles.


Olivia Newton-John postponed her tour to be with her dying 92-year-old mother in Australia.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/


 Berwyn Heights Resident Makes History with Quist App


what is the point of women saving gay men from themselves, when they are the ones at risk, they need to do the work. women need to stop men infecting women

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – AUGUST 20 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-2…

Aug 20, 2019 — 1992, Iran – More than 90 gay men were arrested at a private party in Iran. Under Iranian law, homosexuals can be sentenced to death with the …

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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