BCE to The Suffragettes
09-10-1886 – 09-27-1961 Hilda “H.D.” Doolittle – Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and moved to London in 1911. She was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist, known for her association with the early 20th-century avant-garde Imagist
group of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. She published under the pen name H.D. She became a friend of Sigmund Freud during the 1930s and became his patient in order to understand and express her bisexuality. H.D. married once and had a number of relationships with both men and women. Close to the end of WWI, H.D. met the English novelist Bryher (Annie Ellerman). They lived together until 1946, and although they had other lovers, Bryher remained her lover for the rest of H.D.’s life. H.D. was unapologetic about her sexuality and became an icon for both LGBT rights and the feminist movements when her poems, plays, letters, and essays were rediscovered during the 1970s and 1980s.
09-10-1935 – 01-17-2019 Mary Oliver – Born in Maple Heights, Ohio. She was an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times described her as “far
and away, America’s best-selling poet.” In the late 1950s, she met photographer Molly Malone Cook, who would become her partner for over forty years. Cook was Oliver’s literary agent. They made their home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they lived until Cook’s death in 2005. Mary Oliver continued living there for some time until she relocated to Florida. Greatly valuing her personal privacy, Oliver has given very few interviews, saying she prefers for her writing to speak for itself. Mary Oliver’s poetry is known for her clear and poignant observances of the natural world. She was influenced by both Whitman and Thoreau.
09-10-1937 Daniel Defert – Born in France, city unknown. He is a prominent French AIDS activist and founding president (1984-1991) of the first AIDS awareness organization in France,
AIDES. He started the organization after the death of his partner, the French philosopher Michel Foucault. He and Foucault had been in a relationship from 1963 until Foucault’s death in 1984. Defert is a professor of sociology and has been active in many international AIDS organizations.
09-10-1942 – 01-02-1991 Gilbert Price – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American operatic baritone and actor. Price was a protege of Langston Hughes. He was also a life member of New York’s famed Actors Studio. Price first gained notice in 1964, for his performances in Hughes’ Off-Broadway production of Jericho-Jim Crow. He made several guest appearances on many talk and variety TV shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show, Red Skelton, and The Merv Griffin Show. In 1971, he sang Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, as well as other oratorios. Hughes became smitten with Price. Unpublished love poems written by Hughes are believed to refer to Price. While there is no concrete evidence that they were romantically involved, it has been suggested by various biographers. He died in Vienna in 1991, when his propane heater malfunctioned during the night and he suffocated.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Record stores were swamped with requests for Elvis’ “Love Me Tender” which had not been released yet.
Elvis continued the filming of Love Me Tender during the day. Love Me Tender
In the evening Elvis had a date with Natalie Wood for publicity and Nick Adams.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
09-10-1960 Alison Bechdel – Born in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania. She is an American cartoonist. She was originally best known for her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch
Out For. In 2006, her graphic memoir Fun Home was adapted into musical and won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. Fun Home was named one of the best books of 2006 by The New York Times, amazon.com, The Times of London, Publishers Weekly, salon.com, New York magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. In 2014, the anti-LGBT Republican-led South Carolina House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee cut the College of Charleston’s funding by $52,000, for selecting Fun Home for a reading program. Bechdel came out as a lesbian at age 19.
09-10-1961 Dr. Karla Drenner – Born in Charleston, West Virginia. American academic and politician. A Democrat, she is
a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from the 85th district. Drenner has four degrees from four different universities, including a Ph.D. from La Salle University. A lesbian, Drenner was the first openly gay member of the Georgia General Assembly. Today, she is one of four LGBT members. Her campaigns have won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
Manager Brian Epstein began negotiating with ABC-TV to air a Beatles cartoon series. The weekly show aired from September 25, 1965 to May 9, 1969. Veteran voice actor Paul Frees provided the speaking voices of John and George while Lance Percival of the British “Carry On” films did the voices of Paul and Ringo.
Elvis had some brief time between films and wanted to record some new songs and material for new singles as well as bonus songs to fill out the Clamback soundtrack album. One of the songs Elvis really wanted to do was Guitar Man. They fooled around with the song, but couldn’t replicate Reed’s guitar. So Reed was tracked down and asked to play along. The result of this session was stunning, not only the intended song, but Big Boss Man as well.
Guitar Man would be Elvis’ last of eleven #1 Country hits, but did not crack the Billboard Top 40.
Unfortunately there was a big fight about the rights of publishing, the Col demanding, Elvis silent and so Reed, song writer and guitarist, stormed out. The session went on till 5.30 a.m. but the atmosphere was ruined.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
09-10-1970 Molly McKay – Place of birth unknown. She is an attorney and civil rights activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. McKay was the former Co-Executive
Director of Marriage Equality California and former Media Director for Marriage Equality USA. McKay married her longtime partner Davina Kotulski in 2004 when Gavin Newsom made same-sex marriage legal for one day in San Francisco. In 2004, McKay and her ex-wife, Kotulski, appeared together on CNN, Newsweek, Time and USA Today. They are featured in three documentaries, including Freedom to Marry (2005), shown in seven countries and featured on PBS. In June 2011 McKay announced that she and Kotulski had separated, ending their 15-year relationship. In 2005, McKay received the Harvey Milk Democratic Club Community Service Award and in 2008 she received the Alice B. Toklas Community Service Award and the GLOBE Community Service Award.
The New York Dolls spit up. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 ‘New York Dolls’ and 1974 ‘Too Much Too Soon’.
Elton John‘s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” is certified Gold.
David Bowie accepts Bing Crosby’s invitation to appear as a special guest on Bing’s annual Christmas television special.
1978, Canada – A visit by Anita Bryant to London, Ontario sparks a protest demonstration outside London Gardens Coliseum.
ABBA began their first North American tour more than five years after reaching the Top Ten in the US with “Waterloo”. The group split up in 1980, but received a $1 billion offer in February, 2000, from an American-British consortium to re-unite for 100 concerts. They turned it down.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1981, Canada – Gays of Ottawa (GO) celebrates tenth anniversary with official opening of a community center at 175 Lisgar Street. The reception is attended by mayor Marion Dewar, Gordon Fairweather, head of Canadian Human Rights Commission, and MPP Michael Cassidy, leader of the Ontario provincial New Democratic Party.
dropping to #2 “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” from the Eurythmics. while #4 while Taco was “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and dropping to #10 and Culture Club fell with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.
9-10-1986 – Angel McCoughtry – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. At 6 feet 1 inch, she is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA. In 2015, she came out as a lesbian on her Instagram account with a picture of her
with her girlfriend, actress Brande Elise. She stated, “Yes we been discriminated against! We lost friends! Family members are upset! They said I disgraced my religion! One thing I do know is that LOVE is a great feeling!” She went on to say, “…the more I speak to God I never feel judgment from the man upstairs, even tho he has all the power too! He tells me to fall, learn, and grow because that’s life. But to always keep my heart pure and believe totally in him. All I know love is a great feeling and GOD is Love.” McCoughtry was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“Monkey” slid down to #4 for George Michael. #6 “Fast Car” from Tracy Chapman,
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1996: The United States Senate passes the Defense of Marriage Act (85–14) and rejects prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector (49–50).
1997 – The U.S. Senate thrashes GLBT civil rights twice in one day, passing the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” denying to LGB and many T Americans the right to federally recognized marriages to those they love and relieving states of the obligation to recognized marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and defeating the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” which would have barred job discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2002: In Du Toit v Minister of Welfare and Population Development, the Constitutional Court of South Africa rules that same-sex couples must be allowed to adopt children jointly.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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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:
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.