BCE to The Suffragettes
09-18-1905 – 04-15-1990 Greta Garbo – Born in Stockholm, Sweden. She was a Swedish
film actress and an international star. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an honorary one in 1954 for her “luminous and unforgettable screen performances.” She retired from acting at the age of 35, after being in 28 films. Although she was offered many opportunities to return to the screen, she declined all of them. Garbo had intimate relationships with women as well as men. Her most famous romance was with John Gilbert. “I was in love with him,” she said. “But I froze. I was afraid he would tell me what to do and boss me. I always wanted to be the boss.” In 1927 Garbo is thought to have had an affair with stage and screen actress Lilyan Tashman. Silent film star Louise Brooks stated that she and Garbo had a brief liaison in 1928. In 1931, Garbo befriended the writer and out
lesbian, Mercedes de Acosta. According to Garbo’s and de Acosta’s biographers, they had a sporadic and volatile romance. The two remained friends for almost 30 years during which time Garbo wrote de Acosta 181 letters, cards, and telegrams, which are kept at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia. Garbo’s family, which controls her estate, has made only 87 of them public. In 2005 Swedish actress Mini Pollak, a close friend in drama school released 60 letters Garbo had written her in their long correspondence. Several letters suggest she may have had romantic feelings for Pollak for many years. After learning of Pollak’s pregnancy in 1930, Garbo wrote “We cannot help our nature, as God has created it. But I have always thought
you and I belonged together.” In 1975 she wrote a poem about not being able to touch the hand of her friend with whom she might have been walking through life. Greta Garbo died at the age of 84 as a result of pneumonia and renal failure on April 15, 1990. As Ephraim Katz wrote, “ Of all the stars who have ever fired the imaginations of audiences, none has quite projected a magnetism and a mystique equal to Garbo’s.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
A record hop style show called The Big Record premieres on CBS-TV. Hostess Patti Page welcomed her guests, Sal Mineo, Billy Ward And The Dominos and Tony Bennett.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
The Tab Hunter Show premiered on NBC-TV.
“The Addams Family,” starring Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, began its two-year run on ABC-TV.
09-18-1966 Kathleen Maltzahn – Born in Morwell, Australia. She is an Australian politician and author, women’s rights and anti-trafficking campaigner. In 2008, Maltzahn authored Trafficked, a book opposing
trafficking and sex work, published by the University of New South Wales Press. Later that year, her book was put on the list for Literature Non-Fiction Award of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2008 Human Rights Awards. She is openly lesbian. Maltzahn said, “When I was in my 20s, not long after I came out, I read a coming-out story of sorts, where a woman in her 50s talked about having come out after a life of marriage and children. In it, she talked about what she called life-long lesbians and that she envied them. She said that when she looked back on her life, she felt as though for much of it she had lived her life in black and white. In contrast, as a lesbian, with all the difficulties that involved, life was in technicolor.”
09-18-1966 Richard Grenell – Born in Michigan, city unknown. He is an American political consultant and media commentator who briefly served as national security spokesperson for Mitt Romney. In April 2012, he became
the first out gay spokesman for a Republican presidential candidate. He resigned after pressure from social conservatives. In 2013 Grenell was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case. Grenell lives in California with his partner of nine years, Matthew Lashey, a media an entertainment company executive. Grenell is a registered Republican.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Freda Payne tops the UK chart for the first of six weeks with “Band Of Gold”, a song that she was reluctant to record because she thought it was more appropriate for a much younger woman. The record would go on to reach #3 in America and sell over a million copies.
Joan Baez remained on top of the Easy Listening chart for the third week with “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”.
Olivia Newton-John set a chart record that still stands when “Don’t Stop Believin’” hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart. That gave the incredible Australian songstress seven consecutive #1 songs in that format, surpassing the record of six set by fellow Australian Helen Reddy in 1975 and equaled by the Carpenters in 1976.
09-18-1978 Daniel Miagany – Place of birth unknown. American model.
On Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980: The Toronto Board of Education adopts a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation while adding a clause forbidding “proselytizing of homosexuality in the schools.”
1981: The film Mommie Dearest opens, simultaneously glorifying and condemning gay icon Joan Crawford.
09-18-1987 The film Maurice is release in the US. Based on a novel by E. M. Forster, it’s directed by James Ivory and stars James Wilby, Rupert Graves, and Hugh Grant. It’s a tale of gay love in early 20th century England, following the main character Maurice Hall from his school days through university until he is united with his life partner.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1994 – At the insistence of the U.S., the United Nations suspends the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) from observer status because of allegations that ILGA’s members include groups that promote pedophilia
1994 – Richard A. Heyman (1935 – September 16, 1994) dies. He was mayor of Key West, Florida from 1983 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989. He was one of the first openly gay public officials in the United States. Under his leadership, the City of Key West passed a resolution to make it illegal for employers to fire staff who had HIV/AIDS. Heyman had a long-time partner, John Kiraly. He died of AIDS-related pneumonia on September 16, 1994 at 59 years old. His papers are held at the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York. The Richard A. Heyman Environmental Pollution Control Facility in Key West was named in his honor. In 2010, a documentary about Richard Heyman’s first term as mayor, directed by John Mikytuck, The Newcomer, was released.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2003: The bill to repeal Section 28 in the remaining parts United Kingdom (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) receives Royal Assent. Section 28 had already been repealed within Scotland in 2000. The UK repeal becomes active on November 18.
question mark: Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years after the “2 i’s” coffee bar opened in London’s Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows and Adam Faith were among stars who started out at the club.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2013 – Israeli couple, Yuval Topper-Erez, a transman, and his husband Matan, became the first to be jointly recognized as biological fathers
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.