BCE to The Suffragettes
In Ghent (in present-day Belgium): John, a knife maker, is sentenced to be burned at the stake for having sex with another man. This is the first documented execution for sodomy in Western Europe.
09-28-1881 – 03-16-1968 Eleonora “Eleo” Sears – Born in Boston,
Massachusetts into a wealthy family. Her father was a shipping and real-estate tycoon. Her cousin, James Dwight brought the game of tennis to the United States in 1874. She is also the great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson. Eleonora was an out lesbian. She is considered one of the leading all-round women athletes of the first half of the 20th century. The sports she was involved with included tennis (she won the women’s doubles at the US Women’s Championship four times), golf, swimming, riding horses (she played Polo on a men’s team), and she was known to walk great distances (she once walked 73 miles from Newport to Boston in 17 hours). Eleonora was the first woman to ride astride at the National Horse Show in 1915. In 1918 she started playing squash and in 1928 helped to found the US Women’s Squash Racquets Association. She was also one of the first women to drive a car and fly a plane. In 1968 she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Eleonora was also elected into the Horsemen’s Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame
1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) is born. Famed for her work as a human rights activist and for her outspokenness as first lady, Roosevelt was also bisexual. She had long-term relationships with her husband, Franklin, and her dear friend, Lorena Hickock (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968). Roosevelt cared deeply about humanity. She once wrote, of the need to save the Jewish people of Europe, “We will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them.” She worked to pass anti-lynching legislation. She wrote a column urging congress not to further abrogate the sovereignty of American Indians. She resigned from the DAR when they refused to let opera star Marian Anderson sing in their hall (because Anderson was African-American) and she arranged instead for her to sing at the Lincoln Memorial. She publicly opposed Apartheid long before world sentiment was united about it. She served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She was one of the most admired women in America in her day. Biographer Blanche Weisen has said that Roosevelt’s bisexuality and her relationship with Lorena Hickock were powerful influences on the human rights work she was so admired for.
09-28-1900 – 06-05-1951 Isabel Pell – Born in New York City, New York. She was an
American socialite who fought with the French Resistance during WWII. In August 1944, Pell, wearing the badge of Free France, was able to lead American soldiers that were surrounded by the enemy, to safety. At the end of the war, she was decorated with the French Legion of Honour. Pell is known to have had many affairs with women, including out lesbian heiress, Eleanora Sears, actress Eva Le Gallienne, and sculptor Renee Prahar. Pell was forced to leave New York after her affair with a Metropolitan Opera soprano (unnamed) became public. She fled to Paris, joining other lesbian heiresses, including Natalie Clifford Barney. In France, she had an affair with Claire Charles-Roux, Marquise De Forbin. Pell was also close friends with Mercedes de Acosta. After WWII, Pell moved back to New York City. Pell died of a heart attack at the age of 51.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
09-28-1969 John Perez – Perez grew up in El Sereno and Highland Park, California. (Place of birth unknown). He is a union organizer and politician
from Los Angeles, California, who was Speaker of the California State Assembly from March 1, 2010, to May 12, 2014. Perez is the first openly gay House Speaker in California. In late 2014, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Perez as a University of California Regent.ber
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1973: W.H. Auden dies in Vienna at age 63.
09-28-1975 Ana Brnabić – Born in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a Serbian politician and since 2017, is the current Prime Minister. Brnabić is the first
woman and first openly gay person to hold the office. In 2017, she became the first head of government of any Balkan country to attend a gay pride march. At the event, Brnabić said, “The government is here for all citizens and will secure the respect of rights for all citizens.” In 2019, Forbes magazine ranked her as the 88th most powerful woman in the world and as the 19th most powerful female political and policy leader. Her life-partner Millica Durdić gave birth to a boy in 2019, making Brnabić the first openly gay prime minister whose partner gave birth while in office.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1981 – In Los Angeles, then twenty-one year-old Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) opens for the Rolling Stones. He is booed off the stage with taunts of “Faggot!” and “F*cking queer!” Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer.
09-28-1982 Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is an American
musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her fourth solo album, St. Vincent, released on February 25, 2014, was named an album of the year by The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, and Slant Magazine. She also won a Grammy for Best Alternative Album. Clark has been called “one of the past decade’s most distinct and innovative guitarist.” When asked by Rolling Stone whether she identified as gay or straight, Clark responded, “I don’t think about those words. I believe in gender fluidity and I don’t really identify as anything.” In June 2015, she was in a relationship with English fashion model and actress Cara Delevingne. The couple separated in September 2016.
The Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights takes place in Washington, DC. The march demonstration, and rally draws nearly half a million people attend. The NAMES project AIDS quilt was displayed with 1,920 panels. Rev Jesse Jackson addresses the crowd, calling for AIDS funding, civil rights protection, and an end to anti-gay violence.The March gives birth to the first National Coming Out Day a year later, and October was then declared LGBT history month.
Seventy-five bisexuals march in the 1987 March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Rights, which was the first nationwide bisexual gathering. The article “The Bisexual Movement: Are We Visible Yet?” by Lani Ka’ahumanu (born October 5, 1943) , appeared in the official Civil Disobedience Handbook for the March. It was the first article about bisexuals and the emerging bisexual movement to be published in a national lesbian or gay publication
The first National Coming Out Day is celebrated. Urging thousands of lesbians and gay men across the country to be open about their sexuality with friends, families, and coworkers, Robert H. Eichberg (1945-1995), a psychologist and activist, and Jean O’Leary (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005), executive director of National Gay Rights Advocates, launch the first National Coming Out Day.
More than 1,000 demonstrators I Maryland, led by ACT up activists, invade the grounds of the Federal Food and Drug Administration to focus attention on the AIDS crisis and to protest the agency’s slow drug approval process. Nearly 150 demonstrators are arrested.
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1993 – The US Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal from a former CIA employee who was fired for acknowledging he was gay.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2009 – National Equality March takes place in Washington, DC
2009 – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) headquarters in Washington DC is vandalized by a group called Queers Against Assimilation. They throw pink and black glitter and paint at the building, calling the attack an “act of glamdalvism.”
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
2011: The European Parliament in Strasburg passes a resolution against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
2011 – Pioneering Gay Activist Frank Kameny dies (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011). Kameny was one of the most significant and iconic figures in the American gay rights movement. In 1957, Kameny was dismissed from his position as an astronomer in the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C. because of his homosexuality, leading him to transform the gay rights movement of the early 1960s.
09-28-2012 Austin becomes the first city in Texas to endorse marriage equality, with a unanimous vote by the City Council.
Moldova – Moldova’s parliament overturns a newly passed Russian-inspired “Gay Propaganda Law.”
09-28-1877 Barilla – An Italian and European food company headquartered in Parma, Italy. It is the world’s leading pasta maker. When Guido Barilla, chairman of the company, mentioned on an Italian radio program in 2013 that he’d rather feature “traditional” families than same-sex couples in Barilla advertisements, the international outcry came fast and furious.
To the company’s credit, they quickly apologized — twice —- and didn’t stop there. Within weeks, Barilla’s leadership rolled out a lot of corporate culture fixes, including the appointment of its first-ever Chief Diversity Officer, and a worldwide campaign to engage and inform customers about the importance of LGBT inclusivity. Just one year later, the company earned a perfect 100 rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which ranks major corporations on how supportive they are of LGBT employees. Barilla has kept that top rating for two years running.
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.