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August 24 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

August 24, 1891

Inventor Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his motion picture camera. Called a kinetoscope, the camera took pictures on a band of film that could be viewed by peeping into a box.

8-24-1929 – 10-31-2020 Betty Dodson – Born in Wichita, Kansas. She is an American sex educator. Dodson was trained as an artist and exhibited her erotic art in New York. Her first one-woman show was in 1968. Dodson considers too much is made of sexual labels and embraces them all by calling herself a heterosexual, bisexual lesbian. For her research on sexuality, she earned a degree from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. In 2010, Dodson published a memoir, Sex by Design. Dodson maintains a private practice in New York City and has a website. She has appeared on The View and in a Season 4 episode of Penn & Teller’s Bullshit! that dealt with abstinence

Dobson died in 2020 from cirrhosis in a Manhattan nursing home.

1932, Germany – Five Nazis are convicted of political murder on August 22nd. On this day, Edmund Heines (July 21, 1897, Munich –June 30, 1934), a Nazi leader, organizes a protest against their death sentence. Less than two years later, Heines is discovered naked in bed, by Hitler himself, with another man. Hitler orders Heines to be shot. Hitler’s chauffeur Erich Kempka claimed in a 1946 interview that Edmund Heines was caught in bed with an unidentified 18-year-old male when he was arrested during the Night of the Long Knives, although Kempka did not actually witness it. The boy was later identified as Heines’ young driver Erich Schiewek. According to Kempka, Heines refused to cooperate and get dressed. When the SS detectives reported this to Hitler, he went to Heines’s room and ordered him to get dressed within five minutes or risk being shot. After five minutes had passed by, Heines still had not complied with the order. As a result, Hitler became so furious that he ordered some SS men to take Heines and the boy outside to be executed.[

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

08-24-1944 – 07-06-1992 Marsha P. Johnson – Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was an African-American drag queen and gay liberation activist. Named Malcolm Michaels, Jr. at birth, becoming a popular figure in New York City’s gay and art scene from the 1960s to the 1990s

Marsha P. Johnson

One of the best-known drag queens of the times, Johnson was credited with being a leader in clashes with the police amid the Stonewall Riots – however Johnson may not have been there. Later in life, he became an AIDS activist with ACT UP. Once, appearing in a court the judge asked Marsha, “What does the ‘P’ stand for?” Johnson gave her customary response, “Pay it No Mind.” Marsha was a member of Andy Warhol’s drag queen performance troupe, Hot Peaches. He was also photographed by Warhol in his series of polaroids featuring drag queens.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – The summary of Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female”is published in TimeMagazine. The study includes lesbian behavior.

1954, UK – The Wolfenden Committee is appointed to investigate laws in Britain relating to homosexual offenses.


Buddy Holly was in the audience as Little Richard played the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas.

Stephen Fry

08-24-1957 Stephen Fry – Born in Hampstead, London, England. He is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. Besides working in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines and written four novels and three volumes of autobiography. He also appears frequently on BBC Radio 4. In 2013, Fry presented Stephen Fry: Out There, a two-part documentary in which he explores attitudes to homosexuality and the lives of gay people in different parts of the globe. Fry has been the reader for the British versions of all of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of audiobooks. Fry was in a 15-year relationship with Daniel Cohen, which ended in 2010. In 2014, Fry was listed number 4 on the World Pride Power list. On January 6, 2015, The Sun reported that Fry would marry his partner, stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer. The couple married on January 17, 2015, in the Norfolk town of Dereham.

08-24-1958 – 05-02-2006   Lisa A. Barnett – Born in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. She was an American Lambda Literary Award-winning science fiction writer. For more than two decades she lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with author Melissa Scott. Barnett died from breast and brain cancer in 2006.

, 1959

A headline in Billboard reads, “Rock and Roll Ain’t Ready For The Ol’ Rockin’ Chair Yet.” The story says that Rock ‘n’ Roll was losing popularity a year ago, but record buyers now like Elvis Presley, Lloyd Price and Fats Domino along with newcomers, The Everly Brothers, The Drifters and Ricky Nelson.

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


Beatles manager Brian Epstein met Elvis Presley’s manager “Colonel” Tom Parker for the first time when they had lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Colonel had offered to help them while in the U.S.

08-24-1965 Gro Skartveit – Born in Finnøy, Norway. She is a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party. She was originally a member of the Christian Democratic Party but left in 2001 after her 

Gro Skartveit

announcement that she was a lesbian. The Christian Democratic Party of Norway opposes gay marriage and gay adoption rights. She served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Rogaland during the term 2005-2009. On the local level, she has been a member of Stavanger city council and is a member of Rogaland county council. She is also a member of the board of the Western Norway Regional Health Authority.

1969 – The fourth annual North American Conference of Homophile Organizations begins in Kansas City. It includes twenty-four independent gay liberation organizations.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970: “Homosexuals in Revolt” is a front-page story in The New York Times. The article reports “a new mood now taking hold among the nation’s homosexuals. In growing numbers they are publicly identifying themselves as homosexuals, taking a measure of pride in that identity and seeking militantly to end what they see as society’s persecution of them.”

1972 – The Greater Cincinnati Gay Society files suit to require the Secretary of State to grant them articles of incorporation. Their request was denied on the grounds that homosexual acts were illegal. The court agreed that the state was not required to grant incorporation to an organization that promotes the acceptance of homosexuality.


UA LP Charts  Elton John remained third with Caribou,


Queen started recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

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


USA song charts  “Shout” by Tears for Fears dropped to #2


Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987), an African-American gay man who organized the March on Washington for Civil Rights in 1964, dies of cardiac arrest in New York City. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rightssocialismnonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to Harlemin ew York City where he earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer. He continued activism for civil rights.

1988 –

Actor Leonard Frey (September 4, 1938 – August 24, 1988) dies of complications from AIDS at age 49. Frey received critical acclaim in 1968 for his performance as Harold in off-Broadway‘s The Boys in the Band. He later appeared alongside the rest of the original cast in the 1970 film version, directed by William Friedkin. He is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Fiddler on the Roof.


The U.S. space probe Voyager 2 sent back to Earth photographs of the planet Neptune.

The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

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


Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1

In 1998, Halford publicly revealed his homosexuality on MTV. He broke down in tears saying, “It’s a wonderful moment when you walk out of the closet. Now I’ve done that and I’ve freed myself.

1993 – During a Holocaust remembrance, Oregon governor Barbara Roberts criticizes anti-gay ballot initiatives in the state.

08-24-1993   Austin P. McKenzie – Born in Mesa, Arizona.  

He is an Americanactor most known for his role as Melchior Gabor in the 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. McKenzie has also appeared on television and film.

He is out as gay and is currently dating actor Kevin McHale.


Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ and Roberta Flack’s ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love.’

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

2000 – A U.S. federal court of appeals rules that a transgender Mexican had reason to fear persecution and was entitled to asylum.

2004 – Vice President Dick Cheney told a GOP rally in Davenport, Iowa, that gay marriage should be left up to the states, a reversal of his previous statement on the subject and a return to his original position while running in 2000.

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George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.


A Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 to a British businessman. The ten-bedroom, two-bathroom home, built in 1962, sold for about $3 million more than that just seven years ago.


Julie “J. D.” DiSalvatore (March 5, 1966 – August 24, 2017) died on this day. She was an American LGBT film and television producer/director and gay rights activist. She was also an animal rights activist. She was openly lesbian. JD died of breast cancer at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, at the age of 51. DiSalvatore won a GLAAD Media Award for Shelter, for best feature film in limited release. In 2009, DiSalvatore was honored at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center‘s An Evening With Women with a LACE (Lesbians and bisexual women Active in Community Empowerment) Award for her work in the community, and was featured in Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love.”

India’s Supreme Court declares that an individual’s sexual orientation is protected under the country’s Right to Privacy law. “Sexual orientation is an essential attribute of privacy,” the decision reads. “Discrimination against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation is deeply offensive to the dignity and self-worth of the individual. Equality demands that the sexual orientation of each individual in society must be protected on an even platform.”

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Aug 27, 2017 — In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court has unanimously declared that citizens have a right to privacy – and that this right to privacy …

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Aug 25, 2017 — India’s Supreme Court has given the country’s gaylesbian, bisexual and trans community the freedom to safely express their sexual orientation.


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2022 Capital Pride FestivalAugust 21–28, 2022. Aug 24. Poetry in Pride: A Night of Spoken Word.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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Aug 24, 2017 — 1987 – Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) , an African-American gay man who organized the March on Washington for Civil Rights in …

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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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