BCE to The Suffragettes
1782 – John Laurens (October 28, 1754 – August 27, 1782) dies at the age of 28. He was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolinaduring the American Revolutionary War, best known for his criticism of slavery and efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers. Though he was married, letters between Laurens and Alexander Hamilton(January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804)indicate that the two men had an affair. From a young age, Laurens apparently exhibited a lack of interest in women. Laurens biographer Gregory D. Massey states that he “reserved his primary emotional commitments for other men.” Though he eventually married, it was a union born out of regret. While in London for his studies, Laurens impregnated Martha Manning and married her to preserve the legitimacy of their child. Laurens wrote to this uncle, “Pity has obliged me to marry.” Hamilton had “at the very least” an “adolescent crush” on Laurens. Chernow also states that “Hamilton did not form friendships easily and never again revealed his interior life to another man as he had to Laurens. […] After the death of John Laurens, Hamilton shut off some compartment of his emotions and never reopened it.”
1873 – Maud Allan (August 27, 1873 – October 7, 1956) Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. was a pianist-turned-actress, dancer and choreographer who is remembered for her “impressionistic mood settings”. From the 1920s on Allan taught dance and lived with her secretary and lover, Verna Aldrich. She died in Los Angeles.
She spent her early years in San Francisco, California, moving to Germany in 1895 to study piano in Berlin.
In 1898 she took up dance. She designed and often sewed her own costumes. In 1906 her production Vision of Salomé opened in Vienna. Based loosely on Oscar Wilde’s play, Salomé, her version of the Dance of the Seven Veils became famous and notorious. Her book My Life and Dancing was published in 1908 and that year she toured England with 250 performances. She starred in the silent film, The Rug Maker’s Daughter (1915). In 1918 she was accused of being a lesbian and an associate of German wartime conspirators. She sued for libel and lost the case. She fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister’s wife. From the 1920s on she taught dance and lived with her secretary and lover, Verna Aldrich. She died in Los Angeles, California on October 7, 1956.
08-27-1885 – 1971 Lina Poletti – Born Cordula Poletti in Italy (exact place
unknown). She was an Italian feminist. Poletti liked to wear men’s clothes and was described as being beautiful and rebellious. Today she is best known for her affairs with writer Sibilla Aleramo and actress Eleonora Duse. In the book, Le lesbiche nell’italia del primo Novecento (Lesbians in Italy in the Early Twentieth Century), Poletti is credited with being one of the first women in Italy to “declare her lesbianism, without regret.”
Tommy Sands (“Teen-Age Crush” from 1957) was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Nov 11, 2012 — Tommy Kirk was gay, and at contract renewal time, Walt Disney told him that he’d “better start liking girls fast” or else he was through.
08-27-1930 – 05-20-1989 Erzsébet Galgóczi – Born in Ménföcsanak (Györ), Hungary. She
was a Hungarian writer, playwright, and screenwriter. Between 1950 and 1955, she attended the Budapest Theater College. In the 1970s, she lived openly as a lesbian. Her long-time partner was actress Hilda Gobbi. Her most successful work in Hungary was Vidravas, and her novella, Törvényen belül (Another Love). It was made into a 1982 film (she also wrote the screenplay) and became a cult film for lesbian audiences in Cold War Hungary and Poland. It won the Best Actress award at the 1982 Cannes film festival and was nominated for the Palme d’Or. In 1989, she died unexpectedly of a heart attack in her family home.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1951 – California Supreme Court ruled that the mere congregation of homosexuals at the Black Cat Bar was not sufficient grounds for suspending the bar’s liquor license (Stoumen v. Reilly , 37 Cal.2d 713, [S. F. No. 18310. In Bank. Aug. 28, 1951.]). The Black Cat Bar or Black Cat Café was a bar in San Francisco, California. It originally opened in 1906 and closed in 1921. The Black Cat re-opened in 1933 and operated for another 30 years. During its second run of operation, it was a hangout for Beats and bohemians but over time began attracting more and more of a gay clientele. The Black Cat closed down for good in February 1964. The site is now the location of Bocadillos, a tapas-style restaurant. On December 15, 2007, a plaque commemorating the Black Cat and its place in San Francisco history was placed at the site.
08-27-1959 Jeanette Winterson – Born in Manchester, England. She is an award-winning English writer. Her first book Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit made her famous. At the age of 16,
she knew she was a lesbian, left home, and worked her way through college. She is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Awards. In 2006, Winterson was made an officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) “For services to literature.” In 2012, she became a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. Her 1987 novel The Passion was inspired by her affair with Pat Kavanagh, her literary agent. From 1990 to 2002, she was involved with BBE radio broadcaster Peggy Reynolds. After their relationship ended, Winterson became involved with theatre director Deborah Warner. In 2015 she married psychotherapist Susie Orbach, author of Fat is a Feminist Issue.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
08-27-1961 Tom Ford (born Thomas Carlyle Ford) – Born in Austin, Texas. He is an
American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his saving of Gucci and the creation of the Tom Ford label. Ford also directed the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man. Ford is married to Richard Buckley, a journalist and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International. They have been together since 1986.
08-27-1964 Stephen Elliott – Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is
an Australian film director and screenwriter. Best known for The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). Elliott came out as gay during his presentation at the inaugural AACTA Awards in Sydney on January 31, 2012.
August 27, 1965
On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles attended a recording session for The Byrds.
Elvis was visited by the Beatles from 10.00 p.m. at his Perugia Way home until the early hours of the next day.
The Beatles arrived, they stared at Elvis, then, they all jammed on Chuck Berry.
Col Parker and Brian Epstein also had a meeting around the pool table.
Despite the best planning of Parker, a fan at the gate got photos.
Upon leaving the house, John Lennon told Jerry Schilling to make sure Elvis knew that “if it hadn’t been for him, the Beatles would be nothing.”
The next night, some of the Memphis Mafia when to hang out with The Beatles.
1967 – Brian Epstein (9 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) , the manager of The Beatles, dies of a drug overdose. just a few weeks shy of his 33rd birthday. A coroner’s inquest concluded that Epstein died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol. The Fab Four were in Bangor, North Wales at the time, attending a conference by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The death is ruled accidental and the Maharishi tells the Beatles that Epstein’s death, being in the realm of the physical world, is “not important.” The group would later renounce their association with the Maharishi and Epstein is remembered as being the man who took The Beatles from being a rough looking club act to the most successful band in the world. He also managed several other artists including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black and The Remo Four. The first contract between The Beatles and Epstein was auctioned in London in 2008, and was sold for £240,000.
Although Lennon often made sarcastic comments about Epstein’s homosexuality to friends and to Epstein personally, no one outside the group’s inner circle was allowed to comment. Male homosexual activity was illegal in England and Wales until September, 1967, when it was decriminalized; however, this was one month after Epstein’s death.
Blogger Nina Notes Epstein was in love with Lennon and had a weekend with him.
1969, Switzerland – Erica Mann (November 9, 1905 – August 27, 1969) dies in Zurich. She was a German actress and writer and the eldest daughter of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia. In 1924, Erika Mann moved to Berlin where she lived a bohemian lifestyle and became a critic of National Socialism. She acted in, and wrote for, an anti-Nazi cabaret in Berlin. After Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann moved to Switzerland. She married gay poet W. H, Auden (February 21, 1907 – September 29,1973). The marriage was arranged in 1935 by Christopher Isherwood to help Mann get a British passport to flee Nazi Germany. Mann remained active in liberal causes and continued to attack Nazism in her writings, most notably with her 1938 book School for Barbarians which was a critique of the Nazi education system. Erika was in a relationship with actress Pamela Wedekind(December 12, 1906-April 9, 1986). She would later have relationships with actress Therese Giehse(6 March 1898 – 3 March 1975), author and photgrapher Annemarie Schwarzenbach(23 May 1908 – 15 November 1942) and dancer Betty Knox(10 May 1906 – 25 January 1963) , with whom she served as a war correspondent during World War II.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
August 27, 1970
He claimed to be homosexual during the Vietnam Draft: Jimi Hendrix created his last ever studio recording when he recorded “Slow Blues” at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
1973 – In New York City the local 6th police precinct defeated the New York Matts in a softball game. Matts was short for Mattachines, a gay organization. It attracted approximately 1,000 spectators and raised $1,000 for mentally disabled children. Geraldo Rivera was the first base umpire.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen played at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
George Michael had his fourth consecutive number one single from the album “Faith”, when “Monkey” climbed to the top of the Billboard Pop chart. It was his eighth US chart topper of the 1980s.
George Michael set an all-time record with his fourth consecutive #1 song from the same album–Faith. “Monkey” was the one that did it on this date and that gave him eight #1 songs in the decade, beaten only by Michael Jackson. Elton John’s “I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” moved up to two at #6 “Fast Car” from Tracy Chapman , Whitney Houston” moved to 9 with “Love Will Save the Day
Tracy Chapman pulled off the rare feat of getting a #1 album with her debut
George Michael’s Faith was #6, “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack was #8
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1992 – Colorado Republican senate candidate Terry Considine refers to AIDS as a self-inflicted injury during a town meeting, and equates AIDS with gun violence and drug abuse.
1998 – At the 16th Annual Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Symposium in Chicago, attorney Aaron Greenberg argues that if the gay gene is isolated, parents should have the right to abort a gay fetus or have its genetic makeup altered.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2000, Japan – After a four-year absence, the Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade is held in Japan. Beginning in 1996 as the First Les-Bi-Gay Pride March Sapporo, for the next two years it was the Sexual Minority Pride March, and from 1999 became the Rainbow March that has become an annual public event of Sapporo and the longest, continuously run LGBT parade in Japan. The Rainbow Parade was also the first pride parade in Japan to feature floats, in 1999. Called the Tokyo Lesbian & Gay Parade (TLGP), the event took place in 2000 in the form of a march around the Shibuya district. The Parade went on, taking place in late summer of the two subsequent years, 2001 and 2002, now attracting crowds of over 3,000.
Janis Ian, who scored her first hit, 1967’s “Society’s Child” when she was just sixteen years old, married her lesbian partner, Patricia Snyder in Toronto. It was the second marriage for both. Janis said she had no plans for a honeymoon since she’s too busy working on two upcoming albums.
2005 – Sen. John McCain announces that although he is opposed a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, he supports a state version in his home state of Arizona.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
08-27-2013 The Bernalillo County clerk’s office in Albuquerque, New Mexico begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, joining two other counties.
Miley Cyrus’s risque performance at the MTV VMAs drew complaints from a parenting pressure group in the US. The Parents Television Council (PTC) issued a complaint against the channel over the 20-year-old’s routine, which saw her dance suggestively in a nude bikini with singer Robin Thicke. It argued the show should not have been rated as suitable for 14 year olds, adding: “Heads should roll at MTV.”
Madonna was named the world’s top-earning celebrity over the past year. The 55-year-old made an estimated $125m (£80m) thanks to her MDNA tour, clothing and fragrance lines, according to Forbes. The magazine said it was the most money Madonna had made in a single year since it began tracking earnings in 1999.
With only 15.66 million digital songs sold in the US during the previous week, the music industry saw its lowest weekly sales since December 2007 when just 15.64 million units were sold. Live music was another matter, as ticket sales for concerts across America were up 5.6% in the first eight months of the year.
The city of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, hosts its inaugural Pride, quickly following in the footsteps of Steinbach’s Pride in July. The march, rally, and social attracted between 1,000 and 1,200 people – another milestone in a rural, Conservative area. Portage la Prairie, with a population of only 13,000, is one of the smallest communities to host a Pride event in Canada
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:
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.
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
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.