BCE to The Suffragettes
09-01-1815 – 10-25-1882 Emma Stebbins – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American sculptor. Her best-known work is The Angel of the Waters (1873) located on the
Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, New York. She studied in Rome where she lived with sculptor Harriet Hosmer. While in Rome, she fell in love with stage actress, Charlotte Cushman. In 1869, Cushman was treated for breast cancer. Stebbins devoted all her time to nursing Cushman for two years. Following the death of Cushman, Stebbins never produced another sculpture. Stebbins died in New York in 1882. On June 14, 2014, Stebbins was featured in the first gay-themed tour of Green-Wood Cemetery in New York.
1864, Ireland – Sir Roger Casement (September 1, 1864 –August 3,1916) is born in Kingston, Ireland. A former British diplomat he joined the Irish nationalists. Casement was captured and tried for treason. At his trial, the fact he is gay is used as further evidence of his evil ways and he is hanged. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations,” he was honored in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo and knighted in 1911 for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru. He then made efforts during World War I to gain German military aid for the 1916 Easter Rising that sought to gain Irish independence. Casement’s remains lay in state at Arbour Hill in Dublin for five days during which time an estimated half a million people filed past his coffin. After a state funeral, the remains were buried with full military honors in the Republican plot in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublinwith other Irish republicans and nationalists. The President of the Republic of Ireland, Éamon de Valera, who in his mid-eighties was the last surviving leader of the Easter Rising, attended the ceremony, along with an estimated 30,000 others.
09-01-1868 – 01-06-1946 Adolph de Meyer – Born in Paris, France. He was the son of a
German Jewish father and a Scottish mother. He was given the title of Baron in 1897 by Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, according to Whitaker’s Peerage (edition dating from 1898 to 1913). In 1893, de Meyer joined the Royal Photographic Society and moved to London in 1895. On July 25, 1899, he married Olga Caracciolo, an Italian noblewoman. It was a marriage of convenience since he was gay and she was a lesbian. Cecil Beaton dubbed him “the Debussy of photography.” He is best known for his celebrity portrait photographs. At the outbreak of WWI, the couple moved to New York City, where he became the photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair. In 1922, he became Harper’s Bazaar chief photographer in Paris. In 1938, on the eve of WWII, de Meyer returned to the United States. Most of his prints were destroyed during the war. He died in Los Angeles on the anniversary of his wife’s death (she died January 6, 1930), January 6, 1946.
09-01-1928 George Maharis – Born in Astoria, New York to Greek immigrants. He is an American actor most famous for his TV role in Route 66. He received an Emmy nomination in 1962 for his continuing performance as Buz in the TV series Route 66. Maharis was also in a number of
films. He modeled for the July 1973 issue of Playgirl magazine as one of the first celebrities to do so. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Maharis guest-starred in many television series, including Mission Impossible, Fantasy Island, Kojak, McMillan & Wife, Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Night Gallery, and The Bionic Woman, as well as Murder She Wrote in 1990. Maharis also released LPs and singles through Epic Records early in his career. Most of Hollywood knew Maharis was gay and he did little to hide it. He retired as an actor in the early 1990s and has pursued a second career as an impressionist painter.
1939, Poland – German invasion of Poland begins WWII. Thousands of gay men are called to military service yet over 20,000 civilians are convicted under Paragraph 175 for homosexuality. More than 7,000 servicemen are also convicted, sent to prison, then forced to return to the front. Gay men had to wear the pink triangle as indication their homosexuality.
1939 – The first openly gay judge in the United States was Stephen M. Lachs(born September 1939) is born. He appointed by Governor Jerry Brownto the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1979-1999.Before leaving office in 1981, Brown appointed three more gay and lesbian judges to the California courts, including the nation’s first openly lesbian judge, Mary Morgan, who served on the San Francisco municipal court.
09-01-1939 Lily Tomlin – Born in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were Southern Baptists who moved to Detroit from Paducah, Kentucky during the Great Depression. She is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.
She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s when she began a career as a stand-up comedienne and became a featured performer on television’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Her career has spanned television, comedy recordings, Broadway and film. Her first television appearance was on The Merv Griffin Show in 1965. Tomlin met her wife Jane Wagner in March 1971. They were married on December 31, 2013. Her signature role, written by her wife, was a show titled The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. It opened on Broadway in 1985 and Tomlin won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play. The 1995 film The Celluloid Closet was narrated by Tomlin. In December 2014, she was one of five honorees for the annual Kennedy Center Honors. In January 2017, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild ceremony.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1959, Paraguay – Radio host Bernardo Aranda is assassinated. 108 gay men were arrested for the alleged murder and their names were publicly released. “108” became a slang term for homosexuality in Paraguay.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Czechoslovakiaand Hungary decriminalize sodomy.
Rome – The Vatican declares that anyone who is “affected by the perverse inclination” towards homosexuality should not be allowed to take religious vows or be ordained within the Roman Catholic Church.
1964 – The first photograph of lesbians appears on the cover of lesbian magazine The Ladder,showing two women from the back, on a beach looking out to sea. The Ladder was the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the United States. It was published monthly from 1956 to 1970, and once every other month in 1971 and 1972. It was the primary publication and method of communication for the Daughters of Bilitis(DOB), the first lesbian organization in the US. It was supported by ONE, Inc. and the Mattachine Societywith whom the DOB retained friendly relations. The name of the magazine was derived from the artwork on its first cover, simple line drawings showing figures moving towards a ladder that disappeared into the clouds. The first edition of The Ladder appeared in October 1956, edited by Phyllis Lyon(born November 10, 1924), who co-founded the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955 with Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008), both of whom had journalism experience. Many of its contributors used pseudonyms or initials. Lyon edited The Ladder as “Ann Ferguson” for the first few months but dropped the name as a way of encouraging their readers not to hide. In 1963, Barbara Gittings(July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007) took over editing The Ladder, giving it a more politically urgent stance, and by adding “A Lesbian Review” under the title of the magazine. The line drawings on the cover were replaced with photographs of lesbians to make them more visible. The first woman who appeared in a photograph on the cover in May, 1964 was an unnamed model. The first woman who allowed her name to be printed was from Indonesia who had sent her picture and a letter explaining how isolated she was. In 1975, Arno Press released a nine-volume compilation of The Ladder in hardback as part of their series “Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature” with a short foreword by Barbara Grier (November 4, 1933 – November 10, 2011). Speaking to journalist and historian Rodger Streitmatter about The Ladder, Grier commented that “no woman ever made a dime for her work, and some … worked themselves into a state of mental and physical decline on behalf of the magazine.”
Following the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, The Beatles meet at Paul’s house in St. John’s Wood to discuss their future. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know’.
1969: West Germany repeals its laws prohibiting homosexual acts between consenting adults. It’s interesting to note that this change didn’t affect lesbians, as West German sex laws had never acknowledged the existence of lesbians.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1970 – Del Whan taught the first gay studies class at the University of Southern California, titled “Social Movement: Gay Liberation.” It evolved into USC’s first student group, The Gay Liberation Forum. USC approved it as a student organization in 1975. The name was changed to Gay Student Union.
September 1, 1972
David Bowie released “John, I’m only Dancing” in the U.K. The song was not released in the U.S. until 1976.
Elton John and Steely Dan shared a bill at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.
09-01-1976 Babydaddy (Scott Hoffman) – Born in Houston, Texas to a Jewish family, Hoffman lived most of his childhood in Lexington, Kentucky.
He is an American musician. Hoffman is also the Ivor Novello Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, backing vocalist and lyricist for the US glam rock band, Scissor Sisters.
Hoffman is openly gay. He is the younger brother of comedian Ben Hoffman.
1977: The Log Cabin Republicans club is formed in Southern California (originally called “Gay Republicans). Log Cabin Republicans was founded as a rallying point for Republicans opposed to the Briggs Initiativewhich attempted to ban homosexuals from teaching in public schools. In addition to sanctioning the termination of openly gay and lesbian teachers, the proposed legislation authorized the firing of those teachers that supported homosexuality. On October 22, 2016, the board members of LCR voted not to endorse the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump.In defiance, the LCR statewide chapters of Colorado, Georgia, and Texas, along with the LRC countywide chapter of Orange County, California and the LCR city chapters of Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; and Cleveland, Ohio; voted to endorse Donald Trump. In Florida, at least one report claimed Trump was able to cut into the vote margin in heavily Democratic Broward County, Florida with the help of the local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans. Since 1977, LCR has expanded across the United States and has 34 chapters, representing 26 states and the District of Columbia.
The Immigration Act of 1976 came into effect on 1 April 1978. This new amended Act lifted a ban prohibiting homosexuals from immigration. There was a shift in language in this particular legislative act, this was created to state who was welcome in Canada instead of who should be prevented from immigrating. The Act was positively regarded as a progressive piece of legislation and received broad support from the parliamentary parties.
The Gay Bob doll makes its debut in stores across the nation. He had a pierced ear and his box was shaped like a closet
1979: New Jersey decriminalizes private consensual homosexual acts.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980 – John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualitydebuts in book stores. John Eastburn Boswell (March 20, 1947 – December 24, 1994) was an historian and a full professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell’s studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality, specifically Christianity and homosexuality. All of his work focused on the history of those at the margins of society. His first book, The Royal Treasure: Muslim Communities Under the Crown of Aragon in the Fourteenth Century, appeared in 1977. In 1994, Boswell’s fourth book, Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, was published, but he died that same year from AIDS-related complications. Boswell was a Roman Catholic, having converted from the Episcopal Church of his upbringing, at age 15. He remained a daily-mass Catholic up until his death, despite differences with the church over sexual issues. Although he was orthodox in most of his beliefs, he strongly disagreed with his church’s stated opposition to homosexual behavior and relationships. He was partnered with Jerome Hart for some twenty years until his death. Hart and Boswell are buried together at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.
1982 – The Centers for Disease Control uses the term AIDS for the first time in September 1982, when it reported that an average of one to two cases of AIDS were being diagnosed in America every day.
One of Canada’s first programs to combat anti-gay discrimination and violence is implemented by the Toronto District School Board after a hate crime in which their employee Kenneth Zeller is murdered in Toronto’s High Park.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
David Bowie opened Bowienet, which offers basic Internet services and keeps fans informed with Bowie news and releases.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Thousands of people lined the streets of Quebec’s capital city Sunday for the community’s first gay pride parade.
The march was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the province’s bill of rights, which outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Elton John had the top U.K. song with “Are You Ready for Love”.
09-01-2009 Vermont same-sex marriages begins.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2011, Lichtenstein – The law recognizing same-sex registered partnerships goes into effect.
2013, Japan – Yodogawa, a ward within the city of Osaka, is the first government in Japan to officially support LGBT inclusion.
A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England has been unveiled. The Queen frontman moved to the semi-detached home in Feltham, west London, after his family left Zanzibar in 1964 when Mercury was 17.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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.
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.