BCE to The Suffragettes
09-06-1860 – 05-21-1935 Jane Addams – Born in Cedarville, Illinois. She was a pioneer American settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women’s suffrage, and world peace. She said, “…that if women were to be responsible for cleaning up their communities and making them better places to live, they needed to be able to vote to do so effectively.”
In 1889 she co-founded Hull House, and in 1920 she was a co-founder for the ACLU. In 1931, she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States. Addams’ had a romantic relationship with Mary Rozet Smith, who supported Addams’ work at Hull House. Together that owned a summer house in Bar Harbor, Maine. When the two women traveled together, Addams wired ahead to hotels, requesting a double bed. When Addams’ travels took her away from Smith, she took along a portrait painting of Smith. When Smith was away in Europe in 1902, Addams wrote her a letter: “You must know, dear, how I long for you all the time…There is a reason in the habit of married folks keeping together.” Based on such evidence, most of the authors who have written about Addams since 1970 conclude that Addams and Smith, neither of whom had a romantic relationship with a man, thought of their 40-year relationship as a marriage of sorts. “The question of what Addams and Smith did in bed should not be the main issue,” said Lillian Faderman, author of several books on lesbian history. “Those two women obviously loved each other and had a deep emotional bond,” she says. “That’s a good enough definition of lesbian to me.” Some of Smith’s relatives have told the director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum that they proudly believe Smith was a lesbian. The museum director, Lisa Un Lee, said, “We’re a history museum, and it should be part of the historical record.”
From her exclusively romantic relationships with women, she would most likely be described as a lesbian in contemporary terms, similar to many leading figures in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom of the time. She “shared her life for 40 years” with her beloved companion Mary Rozet Smith (December 23, 1868 – February 22, 1934).
1882 – John Powell (September 6, 1882 – August 15, 1963) is born in Richmond, Virginia. A world-renowned concert pianist and composer, his partner in life was fellow composer Daniel Gregory Mason (November 20, 1873 – December 4, 1953.
09-06-1917 — 01-09-1989 Richard David Barr – Born in Washington, D.C. He was an American theater director and producer.
Barr is best remembered for producing the works of Edward Albee, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). He also produced the gay drama, The Boys in the Band (1968) by Mart Crowley.
From 1967 until his death in 1989, he served as the president of the League of American Theatres and Producers. He was openly gay and died of AIDS-related liver failure.
1935 -New York University professor Dr. Louis W. Max tells a meeting of the American Psychological Association that he has successfully treated a “partially fetishistic” homosexual neurosis with electric shock therapy delivered at “intensities considerably higher than those usually employed on human subjects.” Max’s presentation is the first documented instance of aversion therapy to “cure” homosexuality.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
09-06-1947 – 12-16-1988 Sylvester (Sylvester James, Jr.) – Born in Watts, Los Angeles, California. He was an American disco and soul singer-songwriter.
Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, he was often described as a drag queen, although he rejected the description. He had a string of hits in the late 1970s, including You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), Dance (Disco Heat) and Do You Wanna Funk. He was associated with The Cockettes, The Hot Band, The Weather Girls (also known as Two Tons of Fun), and Jeanie Tracy. Sylvester was openly gay. In 1984, Sylvester met his final partner, Rick Cranmer, an architect. Cranmer and Sylvester moved into a house together. Sylvester died of AIDS in 1988, one year after Cranmer died of AIDS.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1963 – Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) appears on the cover of LIFE Magazine with A. Philip Randolph as the organizers of the March on Washington. Rustin, who is openly gay, is fully supported by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
09-06-1966 Jill Ellis – Born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. She is the head coach of the United States women’s national soccer team and a development
director of the United States Soccer Federation. In 2015, the United States Women’s National Football Team won the World Cup Championship under her leadership. On January 11, 2016, Ellis was honored as 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year. She is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Ellis lives with her wife Betsy Stephenson, whom she married in 2013, in Palmetto Bay, Florida with their adopted daughter. Ellis, along with her parents and brother, are naturalized American citizens.
In one of the era’s early rock ‘n’ roll revival concerts, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis played Cobo Hall in Detroit.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1971 – The annual convention of the National Organization for Women passes a resolution acknowledging “oppression of lesbians as a legitimate concern of feminism.”
Janis Ian moving up to #4 with “At Seventeen on the USA song charts
09-06-1976 Brendon Ayanbadejo – Born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a straight ally and supporter of LGBT rights. He was an NFL linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.
He played for other NFL teams prior to the Ravens from 1999 to 2012. In 2013 he was hired by Fox Sports as an analyst for Fox Football Daily on Fox Sports 1. He also serves as an occasional game analyst on NFL on FOX coverage. He is married with two children. Since 2009, Ayenbadejo has advocated for same-sex marriage.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Cyndi Lauper released the single “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, although it wouldn’t become a hit until months later.
‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ went on general release in the UK, the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. The filmmakers had initially wanted Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn to play the roles of Roberta and Susan, but the director decided to cast newcomers Rosanna Arquette and Madonna instead.
All girl group Bananarama went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Venus’, the song had also been a No.1 for Dutch group Shocking Blue in 1970.
2,000 items of Elton John’s personal memorabilia including his boa feathers, ‘Pinball Wizard’ boots and hundreds of pairs of spectacles were auctioned at Sotheby’s in London.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
While an estimated 2.5 billion people watched on television, Elton John sings a re-worked version of “Candle In The Wind” at the funeral of England’s Princess Diana. After the song is re-recorded and released as a single, it would become the largest selling record in history since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, with sales topping 33 million.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2005 – The California legislature becomes the first to pass a bill allowing marriage between same-sex couples. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoes the bill. The same thing happens in 2007.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
A California judge ruled that Madonna did not hold a trademark over the phrase “Material Girl” for her line of clothing just because she wrote a song by that name in 1985. An L.A. retailer called LA Triumph has been using the name “Material Girl” clothing and has registered it as a trademark.
Barbra Streisand extended her US chart record after she scored her 11th US No.1 album with her Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The star had already notched up more chart toppers than any other female artist, and now extends her lead over Madonna, who has eight. She also overtook Elvis Presley, who has 10, to tie with Bruce Springsteen.
Guatemala – Out lesbian human rights activist Sandra Moran (born April 29, 1960) is voted into Guatemalan congress. Sandra Moran joined Guatemala’s human rights movement as a high school student, and later merged her activism with music, playing with the revolutionary music band, Kin Lalat. During much of Guatemala’s civil war, Sandra lived in exile—in Mexico, Nicaragua and Canada—and participated in solidarity work for Guatemala. Sandra is Guatemala’s first openly gay member of Congress.
On September 6, 2018, India’s Supreme Court strikes down a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex that was punishable by up to 10 years in prison. LGBT people still cannot marry, adopt children, nor inherit from the death of a partner. Further reading
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.