BCE to The Suffragettes
1551, France – Henri III (19 September 1551 – 2 August 1589) is born at Fontainebleu, France. He was the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the House of Valois. Reports that Henry engaged in same sex relations with his court favorites, known as the mignons,date back to his own time. On August 1, 1589, Henry III lodged with his army at Saint-Cloud, and was preparing to attack Paris, when a young fanatical Dominican friar, Jacques Clément, carrying false papers, was granted access to deliver important documents to the king. The monk gave the king a bundle of papers and stated that he had a secret message to deliver. The king signaled for his attendants to step back for privacy, and Clément whispered in his ear while plunging a knife into his abdomen. Clément was then killed on the spot by the guards.
09-19-1876 – 1959 Ethel Mars – Born in Springfield, Illinois. She was an American ethel-marspainter and printmaker. Her work was exhibited regularly as part of the avant-garde art world of Paris in the early twentieth century and with Provincetown, Massachusetts artists during WWII. She studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy where she met fellow student, Maud Hunt Squire, whom she would live and travel with for the rest of her life. By 1906, Mars and Squire had moved to Paris where they were invited to attend the salons of Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas. In 1907, Gertrude Stein immortalized Mars and Squire in her early word portrait, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene. During WWI, the couple ethel-mars-2returned to the United States and settled in Provincetown, Massachusetts. After the war, the pair returned to Vence, France. With the start of WWII, the couple hid in Grenoble, France. After WWII, they returned to their home in Vence, France. Squire died in 1955; Mars in 1956. The women are buried together in Vence.
09-19-1883 – 09-02-1975 Mabel Vernon – Born in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a U.S. suffragist, pacifist, and a national leader in the U.S. suffrage movement. Vernon was one of the principal members of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage and helped organize the Silent Sentinels protest
that involved daily picketing of Woodrow Wilson’s White House. Vernon was among the first six women who were arrested while picketing the White House, under charges of “obstructing the traffic.” They were tried and found guilty on June 26, 1917, and each was ordered to pay a 25 dollar fine or spend three days in jail. All of the women insisted they were innocent and refused to pay the fine. Following the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, during the 1920s, Vernon supported women candidates for Congress and lobbied on behalf of the Equal Rights Amendment. From 1951 until her death in 1975, Vernon lived with Consuelo Reyes-Calderon in Washington, DC. The couple used to spend time in the summer at Highmeadow, the country home of biographer Alma Lutz and her partner Marguerite Smith.
09-19-1906 — 08-21-1987 Glesca Marshall – Place of birth unknown. She was an actress and is primarily known as the most enduring lover of silent screen actress, Alla Nazimova. Marshall lived with Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova’s home. Marshall lived there until Nazimova’s death in 1945. Marshall was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff, theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Marshall and Woodruff are buried together at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia. http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/2012/09/rare-photo-of-alla-nazimova-with-glesca-marshall-and-nancy-davis-reagan/
09-19-1910 – 05-09-1981 Margaret Lindsay – Born in Dubuque, Iowa. She was an American film actress. She was noted for her
supporting work in successful films of the 1930s and 1940s such as Jezebel (1938) and Scarlet Street (1945). Four of the Warner films had her co-starring with Bette Davis. Lindsay had leading roles in the Ellery Queen series at Columbia in the early 1940s.She never married. According to biographer and historian William J. Mann, Lindsay was the life partner of musical theatre, film, and television actress Mary McCarty, who predeceased Lindsay.
In Pop Culture Bigotry:
“The Singing Fool,” with Al Jolson, was released.
09-19-1930 — 09-19-2012 Bettye Lane – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was an American photojournalist known for documenting major events within the Feminist Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Gay Rights Movement in the United States. In 1960 she worked for CBS and from 1962–1964 she was with the Saturday Evening Post. She also worked for the National Observer but left in 1977 and became independent. Because of her dedication to photographing the women’s movement, she became known as the official photographer. Lane was one of the few photographers to document the Stonewall Riots. Lesbian author and activist Sarah Schulman wrote, “her photos from the era are classics, showing women, men, trans people, drag, and the people of color intrinsic to the movement at the time.” Lane’s photographs have been featured in more than 70 documentaries and books about the Stonewall Riots. Her legacy is preserved at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the New York Public Library, the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, and the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. Lane was mostly private about her own sexuality, becoming more open in her later years. She is listed in LGBT artists from the United States.
09-19-1934 Brian Epstein – Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961, during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance. He was instantly impressed and saw great potential in the group. After being rejected by nearly all major recording companies in London, Epstein secured a meeting with George Martin, head of EMI’s Parlophone label. In May 1962, Martin agreed to sign the Beatles, partly because of Epstein’s conviction that the group would become internationally famous. In 1997, Paul McCartney said, “If anyone was the Fifth Beatle, it was Brian.” Epstein’s homosexuality was not publicly known until some years after his death, although it had been an open secret among his friends and business associates. McCartney said that when Epstein started to manage the Beatles they knew that he was homosexual but did not care, because he encouraged them professionally and offered them access to previously off-limits social circles. Epstein died of an overdose of Carbitral, a sleeping pill, on August 27, 1967. At the inquest of his death, it was officially ruled an accident; caused by a gradual buildup of Carbitral in his system, combined with alcohol. He was 32. Epstein had a hard time accepting that he was gay and it probably contributed to his overuse of drugs.
In Pop Culture bigotry
“Indian Love Call” was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1942, UK – Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft, he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. His frequent collaborator and lover for forty-nine years wasscreenwriter William Bast(April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015).
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
in Pop Culture representation
Gisele MacKenzie took over as host on NBC-TV’s “Your Hit Parade.”
In Pop Culture Co-opting:
Pat Boone has his first US #1 hit with a cover version of Fats Domino‘s “Ain’t It A Shame”, re-named “Ain’t That A Shame”. Boone would continue recording cleaned-up versions of R&B hits and would enjoy a string of five US chart toppers over the next two years.
16 year-old UK singer Cliff Richard, still known by his real name, Harry Webb, joined the Dick Teague Skiffle Group.
Blogger Nina Notes: Question Mark Sexual Orientation: Not a role model for inclusion.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Ann-Margret was a guest voice on the ABC-TV animated series “The Flintstones.”
Organized by activist Randy Wicker, a small group picketed New York City’s Whitehall Street Induction Center after the confidentiality of gay men’s draft records was violated. This action has been identified as the first gay rights demonstration in the United States.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
In Sydney, Australia, John Ware and Christabel Poll, founders of the newly formed Campaign Against Moral Persecution, Inc. (CAMP, Inc.) become the first gay man and the first lesbian, respectively, to come out in the country’s history when an interview featuring them is published in the newspaper The Australian.
Anne Murray enjoyed her fourth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.
Diana Ross had her 13th #1 but her first as a solo artist with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.
The Jackson 5‘s Goin’ Back To Indiana TV special aired on ABC-TV. With guests Tommy Smothers, Bill Cosby, Bobby Darin and Diana Ross, the show also produced a ‘live’ soundtrack album that featured the hit single “I Want You Back”.
Blogger Nina Notes: Pop Culture Predators, eh
Queen signed John Reid, manager of Elton John, to be their manager as well.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
09-19-1980 Tegan and Sara (Quin) – Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They are an award-winning Canadian rock bank, Plunk, formed Tegan and Sarain 1995 in Calgary. Both musicians are songwriters, play guitar, and keyboard. At the age of 15, they used their schools’ recording studio to record two demo albums: Who’s in Your Band? and Play Day. In 1998, they won Calgary’s “Garage Warz” competition. They are identical twins and both openly gay. Their seventh studio album, Heartthrob, was released on January 29, 2013, and debuted on the Billboard top 200 at number 3, the band’s highest charting record to date, selling 49,000 copies in its first week. In March 2014, Tegan and Sara won three Juno Awards for Song of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Group of the Year. In July 2014, the pop duo opened for Lady Gaga’s 2014 concert tour in Quebec, Canada in front of a crowd of 80,000. In 2015 the sisters took time off from touring to write and record their eighth studio album. The album, Love You to Death, was released on June 3, 2016.https://www.teganandsarafoundation.org/
AIDS fund-raising becomes a cause celeb: Dr. Mathilde Krim, grande (and very influential) dame of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, co-hosts the first Hollywood benefit with Elizabeth Taylor. Rod Stewart and Bette Midler are among the attendees.
A US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convenes to discuss the “contents of music and the lyrics of records” following pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center. Despite passionate pleas from John Denver, Frank Zappa, Twisted Sister and many others, the recording industry will eventually agree to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.
09-19-1985 Maartje Paumen – Born in Geleen, Netherlands. She is a Dutch field hockey player. She was part of the Gold Medal team at the
2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She scored a total of 14 goals at the Olympics and became the highest scorer ever. She was also the Top Scorer of the 2010 Women’s Hockey World Cup as well as the 2014 Women’s Hockey World Cup. Paumen was selected as FIH Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012. She is openly lesbian.
The third annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with John Mellencamp, John Denver, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Lou Reed among the performers.
Whitney Houston climbed to #1 on the AC chart with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.
The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was the new #1 album, #8 Whitney by Whitney Houston
Erasure’s “A Little Respect” was released.
Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is injured during the Seoul Olympics. His head strikes the springboard during the preliminary rounds, leading to a concussion. He completed the preliminaries despite his injury. He then earned the highest single score of the qualifying round for his next dive and repeated the dive during the finals, earning the gold medal by a margin of 25 points.
Blogger Nina recalls – this was when he admitted he had AIDS and the event shut down because there was no way in that year to know AIDS was fragile outside the host body.
The David Bowie “Sound + Vision” the box set was released. It was reissued on December 2, 2003.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
“The One” was released by Elton John.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Madonna‘s album “Music” was released.
Belize – Same-sex sexual activity is banned with a 10-year jail sentence if caught.
Canadian singer Celine Dion extended her Las Vegas show for another year. Dion was reportedly being paid $100m (£66m) for the original three-year run of five 90-minute concerts a week.
The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each.
|2008, George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in the Hampstead Heath area of London for possession of Class A and C drugs. He was taken to a local police station and cautioned for controlled substance possession.|
Whitney Houston returned to #1 on the Album chart for the first time in 17 years with I Look To You.
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2014, A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had “too much colour” already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher’s long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar.
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.