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August 23 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

08-23-1904 – 02-13-1965 Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt – Born at the Grand Hotel National in Lucerne, Switzerland. Her father was an American diplomat. She was an American socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt and the maternal grandmother of television journalist Anderson Cooper. After her husband died, members of the Vanderbilt family took her to court for custody of her child. The court case, Vanderbilt vs. Whitney, was one of the most sensational American custody trails in the 20th century. At the trial, a maid on the side of the prosecution claimed she caught Gloria and Lady Milford Haven kissing. The Supreme Court eventually decided she was an unfit mother, lesbian rumors being a factor. Custody of her daughter went to her sister-in-law Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Keith Vaughan

08-23-1912 – 11-04-1977 Keith Vaughan (born John Keith Vaughan) – Born in Selsey Bill, Selsey, United Kingdom. He was a British painter that worked in an advertising agency until the start of WWII, when as a conscientious objector he joined the St. John Ambulance. Vaughan was self-taught as an artist. His first exhibitions took place during the war. After the war, Vaughan worked as an art teacher at the Camberwell College of Arts, the Central School of Art and later at the Slade School. Vaughan is also known for his journals, selections from which were published in 1966 and more extensively in 1989, after his death. A gay man troubled by his sexuality, he is known largely through those journals. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1975 and committed suicide in 1977 in London. In June 2012, his birth date was celebrated with an exhibition at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. His auction record for the sale of one his paintings (oil on canvas Theseus and the Minotaur) was 313,250 pounds ( over $400,000 US dollars), set at Sotheby’s London, on November 11, 2009.

08-23-1928 – 01-15-2018   Peter Wyngarde – Born in Marseille, France, the son of an English father and a French mother. He was a French-born English actor best known for playing the character Jason King in two British television series: Department S (1969-1970) and Jason King (1971-1972). Although he never came out publicly, his homosexuality was well known in acting circles, where he was known by the nickname of “Petunia Winegum.” From 1956, he had a ten-year relationship with Alan Bates. During the 1980s and 1990s, he made a number of TV appearances. In 2014 he narrated an episode of the BBC’s Timeshift documentary strand, Sherlock Holmes: The Many Faces of a Master Detective

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

08-23-1954 Terry Wolverton – Born in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Wolverton grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She is an American novelist, 

Terry Wolverton

memoirist, poet, and editor. Her book Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman’s Building, a memoir published in 2002 by City Lights Books was named one of the “Best Books of 2002” by the LA Times and was the winner of the 2003 Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Wolverton moved to Los Angeles in 1976, enrolling in the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Woman’s Building. She was instrumental in the Lesbian Art Project, the Great American Lesbian Art Show (GALAS), and a White Women’s Anti-Racism Consciousness-Raising Group. In 1997, Wolverton founded Writers at Work, located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California. It’s a creative writing center where she continues to teach fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, and to provide creative consultations to writers. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is openly lesbian.

Charles Busch, actor and playwright, is born.  He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.


Richard William Paul “Dick” Pabich, an LGBTQ activist who served as Harvey Milk’s campaign manager and legislative aide, is born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.


Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with native son Buddy Holly in the audience.

08-23-1958 Neil Vivian Bartlett – Born in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He is a British director, translator, and writer. He is one of 

Neil Bartlett

the founding members of Gloria, a production company established in 1988 to produce his work along with that of Nicolas Bloomfield, Leah Hausman, and Simon Mellor. His work has won several awards. His production of The Dispute won a Time Out Award for Best Production in the West End and the 1999 TMA Best Touring Production award. He was appointed an OBE in 2000 for his services to the arts. Who Was That Man shows the gay history of London in the 1890s and how it affected Bartlett’s life as a gay man in London in the 1980s. His latest novel, The Disappearance Boy was published in London by Bloomsbury Circus in January 2014. He also served as Artistic Director at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith from 1994 until 2004. Many of his translations of classic plays have been performed throughout the world.

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

08-23-1967 ANT (born Anthony Steven Kalloniatis) – Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Greek immigrant parents. He is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He talks about his parents in his act – his 


mother was born on the island of Lesbos. He has performed at comedy clubs across the USA beginning in 1991. In 1995, he was a semi-regular cast member on the WB series Unhappily Ever After, spending 4 seasons on the sitcom. He has appeared as a guest on various TV show, including Jay Leno. ANT also performs in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. He is openly gay.


Ibex, featuring vocalist Freddie Bulsara (later known as Freddie Mercury) played a gig at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Lancashire, UK.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.


USA LP charts: #3  Elton John – Caribou


Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studio in Monmouth, Wales.

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


The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made.


The Who performed the rock opera Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California along with guests Elton John, Phil Collins, Steve Winwood, Billy Idol and Patti LaBelle.

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

1994, Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.

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


Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.


Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 23 – Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-23

Aug 23, 2017 — Snyder presents twenty lessons from the 20th century, adapted to the circumstances of today’s politics. On this blog, I present one lesson each …

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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