BCE to The Suffragettes
1931 – Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), possible intersex and the recipient of the first sex-reassignment surgery, dies. She married Gerda Gottlieb in 1904 in Denmark, a marriage that the King of Denmark invalidated in 1930 in Germany. Lili dies of post-surgical complications as her body rejects her new uterus. The film The Danish Girlis based on her story. In 1932, Man Into Woman, the Story of Lili Elbe’s Lifeis published.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
09-13-1948 – 01-23-2003 Nell Carter – Born in Birmingham, Alabama. She was an American singer and actress. She won a Tony award for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ and an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television. From 1981 to 1987, Carter starred in the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break!. She was devastated when one of her brothers, Dr. Bernard Taylor, whom she described as “the best friend I ever had,” died of AIDS. Carter did marry twice and had children. It was upon her death that the public learned that she was a lesbian and that her heir and the custodial parent of her children, was her domestic partner, Ann Kaser.
09-13-1944 Bettina Aptheker – Born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is an American political activist, feminist, professor, and author. A former member of the Communist Party USA like her parents, she was active in civil rights and antiwar movements
of the 1960s and 1970s and has worked in developing feminist studies since the late 1970s. During the 1970s, Aptheker worked for the defense in the high-profile trial of Angela Davis, a long-time friend, lesbian, and fellow Communist Party member. She also wrote a book about the trial, The Morning Breaks: the trial of Angela Davis, which was published in 1974. In 1965 Aptheker married fellow student Jack Kurzweil. They divorced in 1978 after having two children. Since October 1979, Aptheker has been with Kate Miller, her life partner. Aptheker is openly lesbian.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.
Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his sideburns, he did.
Nina Notes: Richard remains a sexuality question mark.
Currie Grant brought Priscilla Beaulieu to a party at his apartment. Priscilla said to Elvis, “It’s a pleasure to meet you” and remarked that it was a shame the Army had taken away his sideburns. He played a few songs for her on the guitar. They were immediately smitten with each other. He later described her to friends as smart, and said she treated him like an ordinary guy. Elvis called her “the woman I’ve been looking for my whole life.”
Nina Notes: Male Sex Predators and teenaged girls
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
In Britain, the director of public prosecution is called upon to ban the American hit “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson. The song was being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age “glorious death cult.” The story tells of a lovesick youngster who drives in a stock car race to win the hand of his sweetheart. He crashes and just before dying, groans out the words of the title.
Weekend speculated that Elvis and Priscilla had secretly been married,
which caused some of Elvis’s fans to cringe and others to applaud.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1975, Canada – A large gay rights march sponsored by Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario calls for reinstatement of John Damien who had been fired as a judge for the Ontario Jockey Club because he was gay. Protestors call for the inclusion of sexual orientation in human rights code.
1977 – Soap premieres on ABC with then unknown Billy Crystal playing Jodie Dallas, one of TV’s first prominent and sympathetic gay characters
09-13-1978 Erin Foley – Born in New York City, New York. She is an LGBT comedian. She is also a comedic actress and writer. Foley
made her stand-up debut on the Conan O’Brien Show. Movies that Foley has been in include: Almost Famous, Cried Suicide, Sophomore, and The Inn Keeper. Foley is openly lesbian.
ABBA ventured to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time (and only time) in their career, opening up at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen moved from 23 to 9 with “Another One Bites The Dust”
RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” was to begin.
“We Are The World” wins Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer” video is graced with four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner wins Best Female Video for “What’s Love Got To Do With It”.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.
1995, Canada –The Celluloid Closet premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a 1995 American documentary film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo‘s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters. The film was given a limited release in select US theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on HBO.
1996 – The U.S. Congress defeats a bill that would ban employment discrimination against lesbians and gay men with one vote.
The newly crowned Miss America, Kate Shindle, vows to dedicate her term to youth HIV prevention. When schools rein her in, she later tells Poz magazine, “Sometimes I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.”
Elton John’s single “Candle in the Wind 1997” was released in the U.K.
Nina Notes: The Diana reworking of his Marilyn Monroe song is the biggest selling single
Marcelo Rodriguez, a Beverly Hills police officer, filed a multi-million dollar slander lawsuit against George Michael. The suit alleged that the singer had committed slander in the song and video for “Outside.” Rodriguez had arrested Michael on charges of lewd behavior in a public park on April 7, 1998.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2001 – On Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, Jerry Falwell says feminists and gays and lesbians were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
2004, Australia – The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom declares war on the Australian government for its failure to recognize same-sex marriages. They form a micro-nation and, under the Unjust Enrichment law, demand territorial compensation. While there was no military action, it did cement the Kingdom’s assertion that they exist as an independent country. The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea – for example on postage stamps) was established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, it was founded on Australia’s external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. It is an expression of queer nationalism.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2010: Chief of the Defense Force of Australia Angus Houston issues an order lifting the ban on transgender personnel.
George Michael was sent to jail for eight weeks after being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis in Hampstead, north London last July. He smiled in disbelief as the sentence was passed and he was led away to the cells.
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.