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August 25 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

08-25-1845 – 06-13-1886 King Ludwig II(Louis Otto Frederick William) –  Born outside Munich, Germany. He was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his 

death in 1886. Crown Prince Ludwig was 19 when he ascended the Bavarian throne when his father died after a three-day illness. Although he was not prepared for high office, his youth and brooding good looks made him popular in Bavaria and elsewhere. He continued the state policies of his father and retained his ministers. His real interests were in art, music, and architecture. One of the first acts of his reign, a few months after his accession, was to summon Wagner to his court. Also in 1864, he laid the foundation stone for what is now the Gärtnerplatz-Theater. The greatest stress of Ludwig’s early reign was pressure to produce an heir. Ludwig became engaged to his cousin, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. They shared a deep interest in the works of Wagner. The engagement was announced on 22 January 1867. However, Ludwig repeatedly postponed the wedding date and finally canceled the engagement in October. Ludwig never married, nor had any known mistresses. It is known from his diary (begun in the 1860s), private letters, and other surviving personal documents, that he had strong homosexual desires. Throughout his reign, Ludwig had a succession of close friendships with men, including his chief equerry and Master of the Horse, Richard Hornig, Hungarian theater actor Josef Kainz, and courtier Alfons Weber.

1876 – The Sacramento Daily Union reports that Ah Lee and Ah Joe both plead not guilty in California for “crimes against nature.” Ah Joe is sentence to three years in prison. Ah Lee’s fate is unknown.

08-25-1918 – 10-14-1990 Leonard Bernstein – Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated

 in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. Bernstein was music director of the New York Philharmonic and he conducted concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras. His fame was also because of the music he composed for West Side StoryPeter Pan, Candide, Wonderful TownOn the Town, and On the Waterfront. In 1953, he became the first American conductor to appear at La Scala, in Milan, Italy. Bernstein became a well-known figure in the US through his fifty-three televised Young People’s Concerts for CBS. During the 1940s and 1950s, Bernstein had relationships with both men and women. In 1951 he married Costa Rican-born American actress Felicia Cohn Montealegre. It has been suggested that he chose to marry to dispel rumors of his private life to secure a major conducting appointment due to the conservative nature of orchestra boards. In a book released in October 2013, The Leonard Bernstein Letters, his wife reveals his homosexuality. Arthur Laurents (Bernstein’s collaborator in West Side Story) said that Bernstein was “a gay man who got married. He wasn’t conflicted about it at all. He was just gay.” His lover, John Gruen, died in July, 2016 at the age of 89.

08-25-1939 The Wizard of Oz is released. A favorite of the gay community. Saying “I’m a friend of Dorothy’s” was a way to let others know you were gay in the 1940s and 1950s.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

08-25-1940 Diana Souhami – Born in Edmonton, London, England. She is an

 English award-winning writer of biographies, short stories, and plays. She is the author of ten books, many of which are about lesbian artists and writers. “I started writing about lesbians 25 years ago in the hope of contributing to breaking the history of silence. Acceptance can’t happen without openness, and I believe we should all try to speak out in our own way. “ She has won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Biography/Autobiography. She is openly lesbian.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

08-25-1951 Robert Halford – Born in Sutton, England. He is an English singer-songwriter. Halford is best known as lead vocalist for the Grammy 

Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest. In 1998, Halford publicly came out as gay. In a 1998 interview with The Advocate, Halford broke down in tears and told Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, “It’s a wonderful moment when you walk out of the closet. Now I’ve done that and I’ve freed myself. It’s a great feeling for me to finally let go and make this statement – especially to The Advocate because this magazine has brought me so much comfort over the years. Obviously, this is just a wonderful day for me.” The song Raw Deal is about a gay biker bar. He revealed to MTV that there have been gay innuendos throughout his songs.

, 1956

Alfred Kinsey, (Biologist/entomologist/sexologist/author (Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female) founder of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University (later renamed the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction), died of a heart ailment and pneumonia at 62.

Kinsey tried to justify pedophilia and harmed children as research.

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


“Wild on the Beach,” starring Frankie Randall, Sherry Jackson, Gayle Caldwell, Jackie Miller and Cindy Malone, with performances by Sonny & Cher, Sandy Nelson, and the Astronauts, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 25, 1970

Elton John made his first live appearance in the U.S. He opened for David Ackles at “The Troubadour” in Los Angeles, CA.    Neil Diamond introduced Elton to the crowd.


Elton John performed for the first of three nights at the Troubadour in Los Angeles to raise $150,000 for the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.


Elton John took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

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

1981 – Bob Hoy, an openly gay graduate student at North Carolina State University, runs for the Raleigh, NC, City Council. He is defeated with only 3% of the vote after being attacked by the local press. Joe Herzenbeng (June 25, 1941 – October 28, 2007) was the first openly gay elected official in North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, in 1987.

1982 – Iran re-institutes Islamic sharia law, proscribing all same-sex acts. Punishments include 100 lashes of the whip, beheading, and stoning to death.

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

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

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 25 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-25

Aug 25, 2017 — 1845, Bavaria – Ludwig II (August 25, 1845 – June 13, 1886) is born in Nymphenburg Bavaria. Louis Otto Frederick William was King of Bavariafrom …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


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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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