BCE to The Suffragettes
430, Africa – St. Augustine of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) dies. He was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions. Some of his writings in “Confessions” reveal his attraction to the same-sex.
1603, Italy – During a trial in which Italian painter Caravaggio (September 29, 1571 – July 18, 1610) was charged with libel when Baglione testified that he had a male lover. Baglione’s painting of “Divine Love” has also been seen as a visual accusation of sodomy against Caravaggio. Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, and they had a formative influence on Baroque painting. Since the 1970s both art scholars and historians have debated the inferences of homoeroticism in Caravaggio’s works as a way to better understand the man.
1814, Ireland – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (August 28, 1814 – February 7,1873) is born in Dublin. He wrote vampire fiction, predating Bram Stoker‘s Dracula (1897) by 26 years. His best known, written 25 years before “Dracula,” is “Carmilla,” a story of a lesbian vampire who preyed on young women,
08-28-1825 – 07-14-1895 Karl Heinrich Ulrichs – Born in Aurich, Kingdom of Hanover (in present-day north-western Germany). He was a German writer who is recognized as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. His first homosexual experience was in 1839 at the age of fourteen, having had a brief affair with his riding instructor. He graduated in law and theology in 1846. From 1849 to 1857 Ulrichs worked as an official legal adviser for the district court of Hildesheim in the Kingdom of Hanover. He was dismissed when his homosexuality became open knowledge. In 1862, he came out to his family and
friends and began to write essays that explained homosexual love as natural and biological. Ulrichs coined various terms to describe different sexual orientations and gender identities, including lesbians, bisexuals, and intersexual persons. On August 29, 1867, he became the first homosexual to speak out publicly in defense of homosexuality when he pleaded at the Congress of German Jurists in Munich for a resolution urging the repeal of anti-homosexual laws. In 1879 he left Germany and went to Italy. He continued to write and published his works at his own expense. He died in L’Aquila, Italy where he lived as the guest of a local landowner, Marquis Niccolò Persichetti, who gave the eulogy at his funeral. At the end of his eulogy, he said: “ But with your loss, oh Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, the fame of your works and your virtue will not likewise disappear…but rather, as long as intelligence, virtue, learning, insight, poetry, and science are cultivated on this earth and survive the weakness of our bodies, as long as noble prominence of genius and knowledge are rewarded, we and those who come after us will shed tears and scatter flowers on your venerated grave.”
By declaration of the British Parliament, slavery was banned throughout the British Empire.
Wagner’s opera, “Lohengrin,” was performed for the first time.
1920, Germany -The first post-WWI general membership meeting of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee passes a motion to establish connections with homosexual organizations in other countries.
08-28-1921 – 03-03-1991 Nancy Kulp – Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was an American character actress best known as Miss Jane Hathaway on the CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies. She appeared in many television shows and in films, including The Bob Cummings Show, I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys, Perry Mason, Forever Darling, The Three Faces of Eve, and The Parent Trap. Kulp lived her life completely in the closet. Her lesbianism was not publicly acknowledged until after her death from cancer in Palm Springs on February 3, 1991. After her retirement from acting and teaching, she moved first to a farm in Connecticut and later to Palm Springs, California, where she became involved in several charity organizations, including the Humane Society of the Desert, the Desert Theatre League, and United Cerebral Palsy. In an interview with Boze Hadleigh in 1989, she revealed that she was a lesbian. She stated, “As long as you reproduce my reply word for word, and the question, you may use it…I’d appreciate it if you’d let me phrase the question. There is more than one way. Here’s how I would ask it: ‘Do you think opposites attract?’ My own reply would be that I’m the other sort — I find that birds of a feather flock together. That answers your question.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1951: The Supreme Court of California rules in Stoumen v. Reilly that the mere congregation of homosexuals at a bar was not sufficient grounds for suspending the bar’s liquor license. The ruling came in the case of the Black Cat Bar, a San Francisco gay bar that was the target of a 15-year campaign by state and local authorities to shut it down.
U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina began a 24-hour and 18-minute non-stop filibuster – the longest ever by a lone senator – in an unsuccessful attempt to derail passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
lesbian and Jewish folk/punk singer/songwriter Phranc (August 28, 1957) is born. Phranc is the stage name of Susan Gottlieb. Phranc began her performing career in the late 1970s and early 1980s punk scene in Los Angeles. She had a bleached blonde crewcut and wore male attire, creating an androgynous persona for her first band, Nervous Gender, which formed in 1978. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her partner and children.
08-28-1957 – Margot Cathleen James – Born in Coventry, UK. She is a British politician and entrepreneur. She is the Member of Parliament for Stourbridge. She is the
first openly lesbian MP in the Conservative Party. She was also the second lesbian to serve in the House of Commons. She lives with her partner, Jay Hunt, previously a producer and presenter with the BBC. She ranked in the top 50 on The Independent’s Pink List: of the 101 most influential British gay men and women in 2009.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1963: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (or “The Great March on Washington”) takes place. It becomes one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. Organized in large part by Bayard Rustin, who built and led the team of activists and organizers who publicized the march and recruited the marchers, coordinated the buses and trains, provided the marshals, and set up and administered all of the logistic details of a mass march in the nation’s capital. NAACP chairman Roy Wilkins did not want Rustin to receive any public credit for his role in planning the march because he was a known homosexual. More on Rustin through this story from NPR.
1965 – Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965), African-American activist and author, is born in St. Louis, Missouri. As if a forecast of his future activism, his birthday and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream Speech” share the same day. Working in the Clinton Administration, Boykin held the positions of Special Assistant to the President and Director of News Analysis, and Director of Specialty Media. In 2001, Boykin founded the National Black Justice Coalition, the largest African-American GLBT rights organization in America. Boykin has authored several books: “One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America” (1996), “Respecting the Soul: Daily Reflections for Black Lesbians and Gays” (1999), and “Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America” (2005)..
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970 – Police in New York force their way into The Haven, a private, unisex non-alcohol gay club. It was the third of four raids on the club that would take place in a two-week period. Six were arrested, detained overnight, and released the next morning. Between these and other raids, over 300 homosexuals were arrested during the month of August. There were also cases of threats and harassment. New York City was sued for false arrest and harassment in three of the cases. All other cases were dismissed.
1970 – The Gay Liberation Front, Radicalesbians, and other gay activists hold a protest at NYU after the campus administration cancelled a series of dances at NYU’s Weinstein Hall when they learned a gay organization was sponsoring them. After a discussion with the dean they were allowed to use the property. The dean had been called by campus police who arrived to break up the demonstration.
approximately one hundred individuals from Toronto Gay Action, the Montreal Front de Libération Homosexuel, the Homophile Association at the University of Toronto, and the Gays of Ottawa gathered on Parliament Hill to protest the ongoing discrimination of homosexuals in Canada.
In New York City, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars debuted at Carnegie Hall.
Elton John was up big (74-34) with “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”.
– Devo released their “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo” LP.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen released the single “Another One Bites The Dust”.
1981 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first announces a sudden, unusual increase in cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma, the first sign of the worldwide epidemic of what would eventually be called HIV/AIDS.
In San Francisco, almost 50,000 people attend the opening of the first Gay Games. First “Gay Games” are held at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. 1,600 people participated and 50,000 people attended. At that time it was still called the “Gay Olympics” until the U. S. Olympic Committee sued for trademark infringement and won. Author Rita Mae Brown (born 28 November 1944) hosted the opening ceremonies. The Gay Games is the world’s largest sporting and cultural event specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes, artists and musicians, founded by Tom Waddell, Rikki Streicher, and others. , Gay Games X will be in Paris 2018.
Blogger Nina Notes” Gay Games and Out Games were organized owing to exclusion from the Olympics. Gay Gays and Out Games Merged.
1989 – A law took effect in Texas that requires that real estate agents tell potential buyers or tenants if the person who previously occupied a property had AIDS.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1993 – Keith Douglas Pruitt and another gay man were attacked in Manhattan. Pruitt once played a part on the soap opera “As the World Turns.” Pruitt required 14 stitches in his head. Three men from New Jersey were arrested and charged with the attack.
1994 – The first Lesbian and Gay Parade in Tokyo drew 1,134 participants, according to organizers.
1996 – In response to threats to out him after the city of Tempe, Arizona granted $1,500 in fee waivers to the annual gay pride festival, Mayor Neil Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) comes out in an interview with the Tempe Daily News Tribune. He was named to the OUT 100 by OUT Magazine, which notes the top 100 people in gay culture in the US. While he was Mayor in 2003, Tempe was named an “All American-City,” an award honoring local governments demonstrating success in problem solving. He was named Tempe Humanitarian of the year in 2014.
The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a fund of the Gill Foundation, announced $195,950 in grants to 22 Colorado organizations.
A biopic about Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” starring Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, and Larenz Tate as Frankie, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. Little Richard and Ben Vereen made cameo appearances in the film.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2002 – Nevada teen Derek Henkle (born in 1983 ) settles a lawsuit (Henkle v. Gregory, 150 F. Supp.2d 1067 (D Nev. 2001) against the Washoe County School District for $451,000. The settlement is believed to be the largest pre-trial award ever in this kind of case. Derek’s suit alleged that administrators in three separate schools failed to protect him from years of being beaten, spat upon, called names and threatened with a lasso because he is gay.
A taped interview with Lisa Marie Presley was aired on NBC’s “Dateline.”
2007 – The world discovers that U.S. Senator Larry Craig had been arrested for lewd conduct in the men’s bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007, and entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
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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:
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.