BCE to The Suffragettes
08-26-1904 – 01-04-1986 Christopher Isherwood – Born in Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire, England. He was an English novelist who embraced his attraction to men at an early age. While in Berlin in the 1930s he wrote the novel Mr. Noris Changes Trains (1935) and a short novel called Goodbye to Berlin (1939). The two are often
published together in a collection called The Berlin Stories. These stories provided the inspiration for the play I Am a Camera (1951), the 1955 film, I Am a Camera (both starring Julie Harris), the Broadway musical Cabaret (1966), and the film (1972) of the same name. Isherwood collaborated on three plays with W.H. Auden. In 1946 Isherwood became an American citizen. On Valentine’s Day 1953, at the age of 48, he met teenager Don Bachardy. Despite the age difference, this meeting began a relationship, though interrupted by affairs and separations, would continue until the end of Isherwood’s life. The couple lived in Santa Monica, California. Considered Isherwood’s finest achievement was his 1964 novel A Single Man, that depicted a day in the life of George, a middle-aged, gay Englishman who is a professor at a Los Angeles university. The novel was made into a film of the same name in 2009, directed by Tom Ford and starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.
1923 – Birth date of American photographer Mel Roberts (Aug. 26, 1923)in Toledo, Ohio. Roberts specialized in capturing the ideal California male in a series of images taken during the 1960s and 1970s. Like other photographers from his era, Roberts often used friends and former lovers as his models. Much of his work was published in “The Wild Ones: California Boys: The Erotic Photography of Mel Roberts.”
1929 – Chuck Renslow (August 26, 1929 – June 29, 2017) was an openly gay American businessperson, known for pioneering homoerotic photography in the mid-20th-century, and establishing many landmarks of late-20th-century gay male culture, especially in the Chicago area. His accomplishments included the founding of the Gold Coast bar, Man’s Country Baths, the International Mr. Leather competition, Chicago’s August White Party,and the magazines Triumph, Rawhide, and Mars. He was the partner and lover of erotica artist Dom Orejudos(July 1, 1933 – September 24, 1991), better known by his pen names Etienne and Stephen.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
08-26-1945 – 06-11-2017 Jim Graham – Born in Wishaw, Scotland, UK. He was a Scottish-born American politician and a former member of the Council of the District of Columbia. He was a Democrat who represented Ward 1 in Washington, D.C. from 1998-2014. He is the
second openly gay elected official in D.C., after David Catania. Graham became a naturalized American citizen. In October 1979, Graham joined Whitman-Walker Clinic’s board. He helped the clinic survive its initial funding crises. Within three years, he became the executive director, leading the clinic’s response to AIDS for 15 years (1984-1999). Under his leadership, the clinic became a leading HIV/AIDS institution. In 1984, Graham undertook the legal aid counseling of those with AIDS. In an oral history for the Rainbow History Project, Graham commented, “We’ve had one of the greatest epidemics of all time and this was the history, the history of the community banding together and helping itself. It was a phenomenal story. “ He says of the time: ”It was the most difficult period I’ve ever been through, there’s no question.”
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
08-26-1952 – 03-30-2003 Michael Jeter – Born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He was an American character actor.
brother, Mister Noodle on the Elmo’s World segments of Sesame Street (2000-2003). Jeter’s film roles include Zeig, Tango & Cash, The Fisher King, Sister Act 2, Waterworld, Air bud, The Green Mile, The Polar Express, and many others. In 1990, Jeter won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway musical Grand Hotel. He won an Emmy Award in 1992 for his role in the tv sitcom Evening Shade. His last two appearances were in the films Open Range and The Polar Express. Both films were in post-production at the time of his death, and , when released, contained a dedication to his memory. Jeter was openly gay. He had been with his life-partner, Sean Blue since 1995.
. Blue stated publicly that Jeter died after suffering an epileptic seizure
1954 – William Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and artist. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. On this day he wrote to poet Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997)that he had fallen in love with his boyfriend, Kiki. Their relationship lasted three years until a jealous former lover murdered Kiki. Burroughs found success with his confessional first novel, Junkie (1953), but he is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch (1959), a highly controversial work that was the subject of a court case after it was challenged as being in violation of the U.S. sodomy laws. Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict. He lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris and Tangier in Morocco, as well as from his travels in the South American Amazon.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.
1969, Canada – In Ottawa, amendments to the Canadian Criminal Code come into effect, legalizing sexual acts between two consenting adults in private who are 21 years of age or older. Neither sexual acts nor homosexuality per se were “legalized,” rather, “gross indecency” and “buggery” were decriminalized in certain circumstances.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
August 26, 1970
The new feminist movement in America, led by Betty Friedan, staged a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality.
The Day Women Went on Strike – Time
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Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.
The date was declared Women’s Equality Day by U.S. Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, which gave the vote to American women on a basis equal to men.
Transgender tennis player Renee Richards (born August 19, 1934), who had undergone sex reassignment surgery in 1975, is barred from the U.S. Open to play as a woman
His first professional tennis match as a woman was a year later after a decision from the New York Supreme Court. After four years of playing tennis, he decided to return to his medical practice, which he moved to Park Avenue in New York. then he became the surgeon director of ophthalmology and head of the eye-muscle clinic at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. In addition he served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. he now lives in a small town north of New York City with his platonic companion Arleen Larzelere.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1981 – California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Mary C. Morgan to the San Francisco Municipal Court. She was the first openly lesbian judge in the US. She retired in 2011. At the time of her appointment to the San Francisco County Superior Court, Morgan’s partner was Roberta Achtenberg(born July 20, 1950) , who served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton Administration.SenatorJesse Helms, who had referred to Achtenberg as “that damn lesbian”, had held up Achtenberg’s nomination and was particularly outraged at discovering that Achtenberg and Morgan had kissed during a gay pride parade
The movie “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” starring David Bowie and Tom Conti, had its North American premiere.
1985 – Ryan White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990), an Indiana boy with hemophilia and AIDS, is barred from attending public school. When a court decision allowed him to return, he was forced to use a separate restroom and eat with disposable utensils. His family was forced to move because of threats and violent acts directed toward them.
1986 – Jerry Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986), former Washington Redskins tight end, is the first professional athlete to voluntarily acknowledge that he has AIDS. However, he never acknowledged his homosexuality though his teammates were aware and supported him. The Redskins logo, along with Jerry Smith’s uniform number 87, is part of the AIDS quilt. He was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League‘s Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the NFL record for most career touchdowns by a tight end.A 2014 documentary from the NFL Network’s A Football Life series profiles his career, as well as his “double life as a closeted gay man and a star athlete”
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
U.S. Secretary Defense Les Aspin releases a study saying the ban on lesbians and gays in the armed forces should be lifted. The study was conducted by the Rand Corp. and cost $1.3 million. It concluded that the ban could be dropped without damaging order and discipline. Several previous Pentagon studies had reached similar conclusions.
Federal district court judge Aldon Anderson of Utah announces that he would strike down a state law that prohibited people with AIDS from marrying.
1995 – Spokespersons for homophobic Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole announce that his campaign was returning a $1,000 donation from the Log Cabin Federation, saying the gay and lesbian Republican organization has “a specific political agenda that’s fundamentally at odds” with the senator’s.
A review of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was ordered by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna was filmed in concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. The video was released as “Madonna – Drowned World Tour 2001.”
Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop world
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
08-26-2013 New Mexico State District Judge Alan Malott rules that New Mexico’s constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The judge declared same-sex marriage legal, ordering the clerk of the state’s most populous county to join two other counties in issuing licenses for gay and lesbian couples.
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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
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: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
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
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.