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August 29, 2022

BCE to The Suffragettes

1844, UK – English writer Edward Carpenter (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) was born in Brighton. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals. On his return from India in 1891, he met George Merrill, a working class man 22 years his junior, and the two men struck up a relationship, eventually cohabiting in 1898. Their relationship endured and they remained partners for the rest of their lives, a fact made all the more extraordinary by the hysteria about homosexuality generated by the Oscar Wilde(16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) trial of 1895. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, Carpenter had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence(11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930)and Sri Aurobindo(15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950), and inspired E. M. Forster‘s(1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970)novel Maurice.

08-29-1857 – 08-29-1928 Mary Garrett Hay – Born in Charlestown, Indiana. She was a suffragist, community organizer, and president of the Women’s City Club of New York and the Woman Suffrage Party. At a suffrage group meeting, she met Carrie Chapman Catt. They lived together for a while in the summer of 1895. When Catt’s husband died in 1905, she moved in with Catt permanently. Hay took over the household responsibilities. Both women worked tirelessly to get the Nineteenth Amendment passed, giving voter’s rights to women. In 1899, she and Catt traveled through 20 different states, made numerous speeches and attended 15 conventions. In 1920, Hay and Catt cast ballots for the first time for president. In 1928, Hay died of a heart attack. Catt created a monument to Hay where she was buried, Woodlawn Cemetery. When Catt died in 1947. she was buried next to Hay. They were together for over twenty years.

08-29-1880 – 10-16-1942 Elisabeth Irwin – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She was an educator, psychologist, reformer, and declared lesbian, living with her life partner Katharine Anthony and the two children they adopted. She was the founder of the Little Red School House in Manhattan, New York. It is regarded as the city’s first progressive school. Created as a joint public-private educational experiment, the school tested principles of progressive education that had been advocated since the turn of the 20th century by John Dewey. At first, only primary education was available, but in 1940 a high school was added and named after Elisabeth Irwin. Irwin died in New York Hospital in October 1942. Her funeral was conducted in Gaylordsville, Connecticut where she and Anthony maintained a summer home, having called themselves the “gay ladies of Gaylordsville.” The Little Red School House” (LREI) in Manhattan is still going strong today with progressive teaching that remains faithful to the spirit of its founder.

Edward Carpenter

08-29-1844 – 06-28-1929 Edward Carpenter – Born in Hove, Sussex, England. He was an English socialist poet, philosopher, anthologist, and early LGBT activist. A leading figure in the late 19th and early 20th century Britain, he was instrumental in the foundation of the Fabian Society and the Labour Party. He was a friend and lover of Walt Whitman. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, he had a profound influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Aurobindo and inspired E. M. Forster’s novel, Maurice. In 1891, he met George Merrill, a working-class man from Sheffield. The two men became involved in a relationship and eventually moved in together in 1898. They remained partners for the rest of their lives, a fact made all the more extraordinary by the hysteria about homosexuality generated by the Oscar Wilde trial of 1895, and the Criminal Law Amendment Bill passed a decade earlier “outlawing all forms of male homosexual contact.” Carpenter drew a great deal of inspiration from Plato’s idealized view of same-sex love, popular with Victorian gay men, who used classical allusions to ‘Greek Love’ as a coded language to discuss their sexual orientation.

08-29-1939   Joel Schumacher – Born in New York City, New York.

He is an American filmmaker. Schumacher directed three hit films in a row: St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatlines (1990). He also directed two of the Batman film series.

Schumacher has been openly gay throughout most of his career.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


Mark Morris is born in Seattle, Washington. He founded his own award-winning dance troupe. He is openly gayand lives in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. On November 28, 1980, he got together a group of his friends and put on a concert of his own choreography and called them the Mark Morris Dance Group. For the first several years, the company gave just two annual performances – at On the Boards in Seattle, Washington,and at Dance Theater Workshop in New York. In 1986, the company was featured on the nationally televised Great Performances – Dance in America series on PBS. In 1990, Morris and Mikhail Baryshnikov established the White Oak Dance Project. He continued to create works for this company until 1995. In 2013, Morris was the first choreographer and dancer to be the Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival.

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


Billboard magazine reports that guitar sales in both the US and the UK, have skyrocketed in the wake of the British Invasion.

08-29-1966   Stephanie Theobald – Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. She is a British novelist and broadcaster. TheTimes described her as “One of London’s most celebrated literary lesbian.” She is the author of Biche (2000) and three other novels. Her latest work, Sex Drive: On the Road to A Pleasure Revolution, was published in 2018.


Brian Epstein’s funeral is held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles, who wished to give his family privacy by not attracting the media and fans.

08-29-1968   Meshell Ndegeocello – Raised in Washington, D.C. (born in Germany to Army Sergeant Major & saxophonist father and health care worker mother Helen). She is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist. Throughout her career she has received significant critical acclaim, nominated for eleven Grammy Awards, and winning one. Her music has been featured in a number of film soundtracks including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Lost & Delirious, Batman & Robin, Love & Basketball, The Best Man, Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, and Soul Men. On The Rolling Stones’ 1997 album Bridges to Babylon she plays bass on the song Saint of Me. Madonna used her on the song I’d Rather be Your Lover as both bass player and rapper for the album Bedtime Stories. Ndegeocello also performed rap on Chaka Khan’s single Never Miss the Water. In June 2021, The Beatles Channel on Sirius XM Radio began broadcasting A Shot of Rhythm and Blues: Exploring The Beatles and Black Music, a four part series hosted by Ndegeocello. Ndegeocello is bisexual and had a relationship with feminist author Rebecca Walker. Since 2005, she has been married to Alison Riley.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Anne Murray’s first hit “Snowbird” took over at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.

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


Queen performed at the Forum in Montréal.


The two day Rock on the Tyne festival began in Gateshead, England, featuring Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, U2, Rory Gallagher, Doll By Doll, Wang Chung, Becket, Dr Feelgood, The Gingers Nutters (featuring Ginger Baker), Trimmer and Jenkins and Lindisfarne


The former “American Bandstand” studio was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The studio is in Philadelphia, PA.


USA LP Charts Whitney by Whitney Houston had been the #1 album every week of its release, which now added up to 10. 

Mexico – The First National Conference of Lesbians is held in Guadalajara to unite the lesbian movement in Mexico in anticipation of Feminist Lesbians of Latin America and the Caribbean Conference. The result is the creation of the National Coordination of Lesbians.

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


Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.


Elton John spent a sixth week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The One”, his 43rd hit on that chart.

1993 – Twenty-nine people stage a silent demonstration at St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY to protest Brooklyn Roman Catholic bishop Thomas Daily’s pastoral letter opposing anti-gay bias laws.

1997 – Jim McKnight discusses his research on the gay gene on the BBC program Science Now. His research group at the University of Western Sidney studied the families of homosexuals and discovered that evidence exists to suggest that homosexuality is an inherited trait.


HBO premiered “Cher: Live In Concert From Las Vegas.”

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


Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Femal video to Pink


Winners at this years MTV Video Music awards held in New York included, Missy Elliot, Video of the year for ‘Work It’, Viewers Choice award, ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Good Charlotte, Rap Video went to 50 Cent for ‘In Da Club’, Pop Video, Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry Me A River.’ Madonna stunned a packed Radio City Hall audience by passionately kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a racy version of ‘Like A Virgin.’

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – August 29 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-august-2…

Aug 29, 2018 — 1969 – Me’Shell NdegéOcello is born Michelle Johnson (August 29, 1968). She became a widely respected, openly bisexual singer, songwriter, and …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


people link events link

LGBT history August – Safe Schools Coalition

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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