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September 2 2022

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09-02-1821 Anne Whitney – Born in Watertown, Massachusetts. She was an American sculptor and poet.

Anne Whitney

In the 1860s she exhibited her work in the Boston gallery of De Vries, Ibarra & Co. She was well known as a supporter of both the abolitionist and suffragette movements. Whitney herself felt the brunt of the sexism of the day when, in 1875, the commission for a statue of Charles  Sumner that won a competition was taken away from her when it was discovered that the winning model was created by a woman. Whitney and her companion, Addy Manning, lived abroad in the 1860s and 1870s, in Rome, Florence, and Paris. Her relationship with Abby Manning lasted over forty years and was frequently called a “Boston marriage.” Manning and Whitney were buried next to one another under the same headstone. Whitney’s life abroad is well documented by more than 400 letters she sent to her family, now among the more than 4,000 letters, photographs, and other documentation in the Anne Whitney Archive at Wellesley College. Among her well known public sculptures is the statue of Samuel Adams (1876) located in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the US Capitol, Washington DC and the statue of Leif Ericsson (1887) in Boston.

09-02-1894 – 01-28-1983 Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman) – Born in Margate, United Kingdom. She was an English novelist, poet, memoirist, and magazine editor. Her father was the shipowner and financier John Ellerman, who at the time of his death in 1933, was the richest Englishman who had ever lived.

Writing under the name Bryher, she was an early feminist. She was a major figure of the international set in Paris in the 1920s, using her fortune to help many struggling writers. With her lesbian lover Hilda Doolittle(H.D.) (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) and Scottish writer Kenneth Macpherson, she launched the film magazine Close Up, which introduced Sergei Eisenstein’s work to British viewers. From her home in Switzerland, she helped to evacuate Jews from Hitler’s Germany, and then became a popular historical novelist.


Bryher knew from an early age that she was a lesbian. In 1918 she met and became lovers with poet Hilda Doolittle (better known by her initials H.D.) The relationship was an open one and although they didn’t live together after 1946, their relationship continued until Doolittle’s death in 1961. During the 1920s, Bryher lived in Paris. Her circle of friends included Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach, and Berenice Abbott. Her wealth enabled her to give financial support to struggling writers, including James Joyce and Edith Sitwell. She also helped financially with Sylvia Beach’s bookstore, Shakespeare and Company.

09-02-1907 – 11-18-1996 Evelyn Hooker – Born in North Platte, Nebraska. She was an American psychologist most notable for her 1957 paper “The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual” in which she administered several psychological tests to groups of self-identified male homosexuals and heterosexuals and asked experts to identify the homosexuals and rate their mental health.

Evelyn Hooker

The experiment, which other researcher repeated, argues that homosexuality is not a mental disorder, as there was no detectable difference between homosexual and heterosexual men in terms of mental adjustment. Her demonstration that it is not an illness led the way to the eventual removal of homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In 1973, the weight of empirical data, coupled with changing social norms and the development of a politically active gay community in the United States, led the Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder. Its decision was ratified by the Board in 1974. Dr. Hooker’s story has been chronicled in a documentary, Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker.

The American Psychological Association said about her in honoring her with a 1991 award: “When homosexuals were considered to be mentally ill, were forced out of government jobs, and were arrested in police raids, Evelyn Hooker courageously sought and obtained research support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to compare a matched sample of homosexual and heterosexual men. Her pioneering study, published in 1957, challenged the widespread belief that homosexuality is a pathology by demonstrating that experienced clinicians using psychological tests … could not identify the nonclinical homosexual group. This revolutionary study provided empirical evidence that normal homosexuals existed, and supported the radical idea then emerging that homosexuality is within the normal range of human behavior … Her research, leadership, mentorship, and tireless advocacy for an accurate scientific view of homosexuality … has been an outstandingcontribution to psychology in the public interest.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

John Roman Baker

09-02-1944 John Roman Baker – Raised in Brighton, England. He is a British poet, playwright, and novelist and is mainly associated with the work of Aputheatre (formerly AIDS Positive Underground Theatre).

Winner of the Brighton Festival award for Best Theatre in 1990 for his play The Ice Pick. As a playwright, his work is characterized by a focus on contemporary issues presented from a gay point of view. His concern for gay rights and its expression through literature remain paramount in his life. Baker is openly gay.

09-02-1946 – 06-06-2006 Billy Preston – Born in Houston, Texas. He was an American rhythm and blues musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel

Billy Preston

. A virtuoso keyboardist, especially on the Hammond organ, Preston was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s. He backed artists like Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and the Beatles. The only outsiders to perform with the Beatles were Eric Clapton and Billy Preston. Preston was the only musician to be credited on a Beatles recording other than the group’s four members: the song Get Back – The Beatles with Billy Preston. He also achieved fame as a solo artist. Preston was known to be gay but did not speak about it publicly. He died of complications of malignant hypertension that resulted in kidney failure and other complications in 2006.

09-02-1948   Linda “Tui” Tillery – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American singer, percussionist, producer, songwriter, and music arranger. She is recognized as a pioneer in Women’s music with the release of her second album in 1977 by Olivia Records.

Tillery was also the producer on three of Olivia’s first eight albums. In 1997 Tillery was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children. She has been a professional musician for her entire adult life and has been a backup vocalist for Santana, Bobby McFerrin, Huey Lewis, and the News, and others. In the early 1990s, she began exploring the roots music of African slaves and African diaspora, forming the group The Cultural Heritage Choir which is active today. Tillery is openly lesbian. Her life-partner is Ann Jefferson, a director of Community Life and Spiritual Care at Pacific School of Religion.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

Harvey Levin

09-02-1950 Harvey Levin – Born in Los Angeles County, California. He is an American television producer, lawyer, legal analyst, and celebrity reporter. Levin 

is the founder of celebrity news website TMZ. His broadcast work has won him nine Emmys. In April 2010, he appeared as an event speaker for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association in which he publicly confirmed that he is gay. Levin’s longtime partner is Dr. Andy Mauer, a Southern California chiropractor.

09-02-1955 Eric Allman – Born in El Cerrito, California. He is an American computer programmer who developed sendmail in the late 1970s and early 1980s at UC Berkeley. He was awarded the Telluride Tech Festival Award of 

Eric Allman

Technology in August 2006 and in 2009, he was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer by the Association for Computing Machinery. In April 2014 Allman was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. He is openly gay. He lives in Berkeley, California with Marshall Kirk McKusick, his partner for more than 30 years before they married in October 2013. Allman said, “There is some sort of perverse pleasure in knowing that it’s basically impossible to send a piece of hate mail through the Internet without its being touched by a gay program. That’s kind of funny.

1956 – Elizabeth A. Birch (born September 2, 1956) is an American attorney and former corporate executive who chaired the board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from 1992-1994. Birch was worldwide director of litigation for Apple Computer and general counsel for its Claris subsidiary until 1995.She served as the Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaignfrom January 1995 until January 2004. In 2000, Birch became the first leader of an LGBT organization to address a national political convention when she gave a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention. In 2004, Birch launched Birch & Company, a consulting firm, with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York. Birch ran Rosie O’Donnell‘s production company, KidRo Productions, Inc. and oversaw O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation until 2007. She had a relationship with Hilary Rosen, former chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America. They adopted twins, a boy and a girl, in Texas. The couple separated in 2006.

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

1967: Dick Michaels, Bill Rand, and Sam Winston publish the first issue of the Los Angeles Advocate, the forerunner of the Advocate, in an edition of 500 copies. The Advocate goes on to be one of the largest LGBTQ publications in history.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Elton John released the single “The Bitch is Back”.


Frankie Valli made it two weeks at #1 with “Grease, Another song from Grease, “Hopelessly Devoted To You” by Olivia Newton-John, was #5. 

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


The film “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” opened around in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.


Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Tracy Chapman and Peter Gabriel performed at Wembley Stadium in London as part of the Amnesty International Tour.

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


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, with Bob DylanChuck BerryAretha FranklinAl GreenBooker T and the MGsLittle RichardThe Allman BrothersBoz ScaggsJames Brown and Martha Reeves making contributions.

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


Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Music’, her 10th UK No.1 single, from her album of the same title; making her the first female to top the UK album chart ten times.

Toni Braxton won the Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year at the Soul Train Lady of Soul show in Santa Monica, California.  Destiny’s Child, Angie Stone and Mary J. Blige each captured two statuettes each.

2005 – Brokeback Mountain premiers at the Venice Film Festival. It’s one of the first major motion pictures with worldwide distribution to focus on same-sex love as the main storyline. It is an American neo-western romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James SchamusAdapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The film stars Heath LedgerJake GyllenhaalAnne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, and depicts the complex emotional and homosexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three—Best DirectorBest Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

Unnamed Common Oppressor VSHeterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/

2011: The California State Senate passes AB 9, known as “Seth’s Law” after 13-year-old Seth Walsh, who committed suicide in 2010 after constant homophobic harassment at his school. The bill would require every school in California to implement anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs that include actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The state assembly had passed the bill in June 2011.


Sir Elton John won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis. Elton was presented with the prize by his friend, singer Rod Stewart, who described him as “the second-best rock singer ever”. The Icon prize had been created by the BPI, the music industry’s trade body, which also runs the Brit Awards.

09-02-2013 Openly lesbian, Diana Nyad completes Cuba to Florida swim at age 64.  Diana Nyad is the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. She’s an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. On her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West. Nyad has said a factor in her determination while swimming was her anger about, and her desire to overcome, sexual abuse she said she experienced as a child.

Diana Nyad swimming

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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

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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