LGBTQ2 for March 2

BCE to The Suffragettes

March 2, 1807

An act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States… from any foreign kingdom, place, or country” was passed by the U.S. Congress.

03-02-1872 – 09-09-1967 Geraldine Morgan Thompson – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American social reform pioneer who became known as the “First Lady of New Jersey” because of her philanthropic and social service activities. Her activism was aimed at female prison reform, public health, and juvenile justice. She was the first female New Jersey delegate to a Republican National Convention in 1923. Thompson was also a lifelong friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. She had a forty year relationship with Miriam Van Waters, a social worker who served as superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women at Framingham. Both women had to remain closeted in order to maintain their positions. In 1949, in fear of being outed, Van Waters destroyed all the romantic letters she had received from Thompson.

03-02-1894 — 03-08-1964   Renata Borgatti – Born in Italy, place unknown. She was an Italian classical musician, performing in Europe and the 

United States. In the early 1900s, she settled on the island of Capri, where as a lesbian, she was more accepted. Borgatti had an affair with Faith Mackenzie, whose husband Compton Mackenzie wrote of the island’s lesbian residents in the 1928, titled Extraordinary Women. Borgatti also had an affair with Romain Brooks. When that relationship failed, she began an affair with Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. In her later years, she taught music. In 1964, she died in Rome of leukemia. (drawing by John Singer Sargent in 1921)

1905 – Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964) is born in Philadelphia. He wrote the definitive Depression Era opera “The Cradle Will Rock” in 1936. Blitzstein is regarded as the closest thing America produced to the genius of Brecht or Weill. Not surprising then that his English version of “Three Penny Opera” ran for years on Broadway. Blitzstein was openly gay.

03-02-1930 Pat Arrowsmith – Place of birth unknown. She is a British author and peace campaigner. She was the first to come out in Who’s Who in 1977. She is a co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. She has served eleven prison sentences for her political activ

ities. In 1979, Arrowsmith married, in order to fulfill her father’s condition for inheriting his money after his death. The marriage was annulled on the same day. “My father probably thought that if I had to get married, I would dismiss all notions of leading a gay lifestyle,” she says. “I discovered after he died, from his diaries, that he knew I was gay, as he wrote, ‘She’s not even ashamed of it.’” Arrowsmith donated her inheritance to various political causes.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

03-02-1945 Gordon Thomson – Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a 

Canadian actor best known as Adam Carrington on the American prime-time soap opera Dynasty. After Dynasty ended, Thomson had roles in daytime soaps, including The Young and the RestlessPassionsSunset Beach, and in 2009, he appeared on Days of Our Lives. Arron Spelling used him in eight different series, including Fantasy IslandGlitterThe Love Boat, and Beverly Hills, 90210. From 2011 to 2014, Thomson appeared on the soap opera web series DeVanity, and in 2015 he began starring in the soap opera web series Winterthorne. On September 25, 2017, he came out as gay.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972,

Canada – In Saskatoon, the Zodiac Friendship Society is registered as a non-profit organization, and becomes the umbrella group for social and political activities in the city. 

1974 – Five activists discuss gay and lesbian issues on a nationally televised forum, The David Susskind Show

On the USA song charts, #2 Barbra Streisand had one of The Top Songs of 1974* with “The Way We Were” #7 , Aretha Franklin’s excellent “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna’ Do)” and , Cher moved from 16 to 9 with her tale of “Dark Lady”

 Elton John was at #8 with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on the USA LP Charts

1975, Canada – In Toronto an Ontario Human Rights Code review committee was established to consider gay protections for gays and lesbians. 

1976 – Mayor George Sullivan of Anchorage, Alaska, vetoes a municipal civil rights ordinance that would have extended protections in housing and employment to LGBT people, proclaiming that the “people of Anchorage should not be forced to associate with sexual deviates.”

March 2, 1977

“The Barry Manilow Special,” with special guest Penny Marshall, aired on ABC-TV.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

March 2, 1982
Wisconsin becomes the first U.S. state to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

1983

Sony, Philips and Polygram introduce a revolutionary new digital audio system called a Compact Disc, that contains up to 1 hour of uninterrupted music – designed to hold a full symphony.

CD releases however, continue for decades as 30 minute Albums, few artists took advantage of the multi-media capacity of the format.

1985 –

The FDA licenses the first HIV blood test

Wham!  had #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Careless Whisper”, its fourth week at the top.

 Make It Big by Wham!  was #1 on the Album chart in the U.S., taking over for Madonna’s Like a Virgin

1988

George Michael and Aretha Franklin win Best R&B Performance for “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” at the thirtieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

03-02-1988 Matthew Mitcham – 2012 Olympic Diving Athlete born in Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Australia. He won the Olympic gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympic and he is the first Australian male to win an Olympic gold medal in diving since Dick Eve in 1924. Mitcham publicly came out as gay in 2008 to the Sydney Morning Herald. He was also featured on the cover of the international gay publication, The Advocate in August 2008 and March 2009. Mitcham’s then boyfriend, Lachlan Fletcher, attended the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a spectator. His trip was sponsored by a grant from Johnson & Johnson’s Athlete Family Support Program.

1989

Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premiered worldwide in a Pepsi commercial.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1996, Australia – Bob Brown (born 27 December 1944), representing Tasmania, is elected to the Australian Senate. Robert James Brown is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, and environmentalist who is a former Senator, and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown was elected to the Australian Senate on the Tasmanian Greens ticket, joining with sitting Greens Western Australia senator Dee Margetts to form the first group of Australian Greens senators following the 1996 federal election. He was re-elected in 2001 and in 2007. He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party.

1991

Madonna’s ‘Rescue Me’, entered the US hot 100 at No.15, making her the highest- debuting female artist in rock history. The record had been held by Joy Llayne whose 1957 single ‘Your Wild Heart’, entered the chart at No. 30.

“All the Man That I Need” gave Whitney Houston the new #1 on the R&B chart and was #1 for the second week on the pop chart

1994

Honored with Pioneer Awards at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s fitfh annual awards at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City: Otis Blackwell, Clarence Carter, Don Covay, Bill Doggett, Ben E. King, Johnny Otis, Little Richard, the Coasters, the Shirelles’ Mabel John, Earl Palmer, Irma Thomas, and Jerry Butler

1995

the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in Los Angeles at their sixth annual Pioneer Awards presentation, Fats Domino received the Ray Charles Lifetime Achievement Award. Also receiving awards were Lloyd Price and Cissy Houston, whose daughter, Whitney, made the presentation.

1996

Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men tied the Rock Era record for weeks at #1 with 14 for the song “One Sweet Day”.  That tied Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You” and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.

1999

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2002 – Jason West, mayor of New Paltz, New York, is charged with 19 criminal counts of solemnizing (same-sex) marriages in his town without a license.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011 – The Wyoming Senate votes down House Bill 74, which would have banned recognition of same-sex marriages performed out-of-state.

2012

Frank Ocean began a war of words with Don Henley after the Eagles‘ drummer threatened to take legal action against the Hip-hop star for sampling the 1977 hit “Hotel California” in his tune “American Wedding”. Ocean was quoted as saying “Ain’t this guy rich as f**k? Why sue the new guy? I didn’t make a dime off that song. I released it for free. If anything I’m paying homage.”

2015

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced that in 2014 the organization gained a 6% increase in revenue to just over $1 billion, up from the $944.4 million it collected in 2013.

03-02-2015 A federal judge ruled Nebraska’s statewide ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued the ruing, saying county clerks will be permitted to begin issuing gay marriage licenses on March 9, 2015.

2022

that rights do not apply to people is what courts need to most reject

there should not be a question in 2022

https://www.wemu.org/michigan-news/2022-03-02/court-to-hear-arguments-on-whether-civil-rights-law-covers-lgbt

Court to hear arguments on whether civil rights law covers LGBT | WEMU

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether the state’s civil rights law protects LGBTQ people against discrimination, even though the Legislature has never specifically enumerated that in the statute. We have more from Rick Pluta.www.wemu.org

This is What “Lest We Forget” reminds us not to, eh

https://www.thedailybeast.com/lgbt-ukrainians-fear-theyre-on-vladimir-putins-kill-list-many-are-staying-to-fight-anyway

LGBT Ukrainians Fear They’re on Putin’s Kill List. Many Are Staying to Fight Anyway.

As Russia fights to take Kyiv, LGBT Ukrainians fear Putin has included them as targets on his “kill list.” But instead of running, they’re working to keep his military forces out.www.thedailybeast.com

meanwhile in the West

LGBT Center lauds LA County’s 1st female Fire Chief – WEHOville

Following the Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous confirmation today of Kristin Crowley as the next Fire Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Executive Director Joe Hollendoner issued the following statement: “The Center applauds the historic confirmation of Kristin Crowley to lead the fire department of the nation’s second-largest …wehoville.com

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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.

LGBTQ2 for March 1



BCE to The Suffragettes

1804,

France – Napoleonic Code went into effect, one of the earliest codes to permit same-sex activity

03-01-1810 – 10-17-1849    Frédéric Chopin – Born in Żelazowa Wola in the Duchy of Warsaw, Poland. He was a child prodigy and completed his musical education and composed his early work in Warsaw before leaving Poland at the age of 20. At 21, he settled in Paris, France. All of Chopin’s compositions include the piano. According to The Guardian, Swiss music journalist Moritz Weber who had been researching letters written by Chopin discovered a “flood of declarations of love aimed at men.” Weber also stated that some of the composer’s writing was intentionally mistranslated. In one letter, Chopin 

said that rumors about his love affairs were a “cloak for hidden feelings,” and his writing also hints at an interest in “cottaging,” or looking for sex in public toilets. In one letter to a male school friend, he wrote: “You don’t like being kissed. Please allow me to do so today. You have to pay for the dirty dream I had about you last night.” Twenty-two letters on record from Chopin to his friend, Tytus Woyciechowski often began with “my dearest life” and was signed off: “Give me a kiss, dearest lover.” In an 1829 letter to Woyciechowski, Chopin wrote: “My ideal, whom I faithfully serve, […] about whom I dream.” A translation of the letters published by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland, describes the “ideal” as a woman, despite the original letter using the masculine version of the Polish noun. A spokesperson from the institute spoke on a radio show and admitted that there was no actual proof that Chopin had had relationships with women, only rumors and accounts from family members. In another letter to Woyciechowski, Chopin wrote: “I confide in the piano the things that I sometimes want to say to you.” Weber added: “The fact that Chopin had to hide part of his identity for a long time, as he himself writes in his letters, would have left a mark on his personality and his art. Music allowed him to express himself fully because piano music has the advantage of not containing any words.”

1893

In St. Louis, electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio.

03-01-1893 – 05-09-1968 Mercedes de Acosta – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American poet, novelist, and playwright. Four of de Acosta’s plays were produced. She also published a novel and three volumes of poetry. De Acosta is known for 

her many lesbian affairs with famous Broadway and Hollywood personalities, and numerous friendships with prominent artists of the period. She never hid her sexuality, which was rare for her generation. In 1916 she began an affair with actress Alla Nazimova and later with dancer Isadora Duncan. She had a five-year relationship with actress Eva Le Gallienne. Over the next decades she was involved with several famous actresses and dancers, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Ona Munson, and Russian ballerina Tamara Platonovna Karsavina. She was rumored to have affairs with Pola Negri, Eleonora Duse, Katharine Cornell, and Alice B. Toklas. She was an advocate for women’s rights. She also became a vegetarian and refused to wear furs. When asked about religion, de Acosta said if she had to be anything, she would be a Buddhist. She was raised Catholic.

03-01-1880 – 01-21-1932 Lytton Strachey – Born in London, England. He was an English writer and critic. Strachey was a founding member of the Bloomsbury Group.  His first great success was Eminent Victorians (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. This was followed by a biography of Queen Victoria (1921). Strachey spoke openly about being gay with his Bloomsbury friends and had relationships with a variety of men, including Bloomsbury member Ralph Partridge. Details of his sexuality became more widely known after the publication of a biography by Michael Holroyd in the late 1960s. Strachey died in 1932 from stomach cancer.

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03-01-1899 – 08-10-1958 Oliver Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley – Born in Astley Hall, Malvern Hills District, United Kingdom. He was a 

Liberal politician. Baldwin was openly gay and was supported by his family but publicly he was closeted. Baldwin had a long term relationship with John Boyle, described as a “charming ne’er-do-well” in The New Statesman. He served in the House of Commons until he became the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley. He then was forced to leave the Commons and take his seat in the House of Lords. Homosexuality was still illegal and later in 1947, presumably to give him a dignified exit from politics, he was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands (a group of islands in the West Indies). He created a minor scandal by taking John Boyle with him.

03-01-1915 – 09-23-1994 David Wolfe – born in New York City, New York. He was an American film actor from 1949 to 1954. His film credits include, 

Bagdad (1949), Prisoners in Petticoats (1950), and Smuggler’s Island (1951). After his acting career, he was the romantic partner of Broadway showman Tommy Tune. He was with Tommy Tune for 10 years and died of AIDS in 1994.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941

Nashville’s W47NV, the world’s first commercial FM radio station, began broadcasting. The station, renamed WSM-FM, operated for about 10 years until the owners realized that its commercial potential was lacking since few area households had FM radio receivers. In 1951 they returned the license to the FCC.

According to a report in Downbeat magazine, Glenn Miller’s latest radio contract with his sponsor, Chesterfield Cigarettes, was worth almost $5,000 per week. (in 2018 dollars: $84,308.50)

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

March 1, 1954

The U.S. announced it had tested a hydrogen bomb on the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

March 01, 1958

Johnny Mathis released the album “Johnny’s Greatest Hits.”

The album made its debut on the Best Selling Pop LPs chart in the issue of The Billboard dated April 14, 1958, and eventually spent three weeks at number one.[4] It had its last appearance there over 10 years later, in the July 20, 1968, issue, which marked its 490th non-consecutive week there,[5] a record for the most weeks on the magazine’s list of the most popular pop albums in the US that it held for 15 years until Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon reached 491 weeks there in the issue dated October 29, 1983.[6]Johnny’s Greatest Hits received gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies in June 1959,[7] and Platinum certification for reaching the one million mark was awarded on November 1, 1999.

Johnny’s Greatest Hits – Wikipedia

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

1960,

South Africa – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In Sharpeville, South Africa on March 21, 1960, police killed 69 people who were demonstrating peacefully against the apartheid ‘pass laws.’ In 1966, the day was officially designated by the United Nations as a marker of efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

03-01-1960   Art Smith – Born in Jasper, Florida. He is an American chef who worked for former Florida governors Bob Graham and Jeb Bush and 

was personal chef to Oprah Winfrey until 2007. Smith has authored three award-winning cookbooks. His latest cookbook, published in 2013, focuses on healthy cooking and healthy living. Smith lives in Jasper, Florida with his husband, Jesus Salgueiro, an artist. After being together for ten years, they married at the Lincoln Memorial in 2011. As of 2018, the couple have adopted five children. They also donate their time to many causes, including children’s cooking classes and humanitarian aid.

1962,

South Africa – Abdurrazack “Zackie” Achmat (born 21 March 1962) is a South African activist and film director. He is a co-founder the Treatment Action Campaign and known worldwide for his activism on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa. He currently serves as Board member and Co-director of Ndifuna Ukwazi (Dare to Know), an organisation which aims to build and support social justice organisations and leaders, and is the Chairperson of Equal Education. Achmat co-founded the National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality in 1994, and as its director he ensured protections for gays and lesbians in the new South African Constitution, and facilitated the prosecution of cases that led to the decriminalisation of sodomy and granting of equal status to same-sex partners in the immigration process. Achmat was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1990. In 2005 he suffered a heart attack, which his doctor said was unlikely to be caused by his HIV-positive status or treatment. He recovered sufficiently to return to his activism work. On 5 January 2008, Achmat married his same-sex partner and fellow activist Dalli Weyers at a ceremony in the Cape Town suburb of Lakeside. The ceremony was attended by then Mayor Helen Zille and presided over by Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Edwin Cameron. The couple divorced amicably in June 2011.

 1962 – Rosie O’Donnell (born March 21, 1962)) is born. She is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, a lesbian rights activist, a television producer, and a collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company, R Family Vacations.

03-01-1963 Bryan Batt – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an American actor best known for his role in the AMC series Mad Men. Primarily a theater 

actor, he has had a number of roles in movies and television as well. In 2005, Batt told Playbill that he used to worry about the effect of coming out had on his career: “When I played the lead in Sunset Blvd., the movie Jeffrey, where I played a gay role, [I] was coming out, and I was petrified. Back then, every agent told you that if you want to play a straight role, you don’t come out. This was before Ellen [DeGeneres] came out. But now I couldn’t give a rat’s ass. It’s normal to be gay.” Batt lives with his partner, Tom Cianfichi, an event planner. They have been together more than 21 years.

03-01-1966 Don Lemon – Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a CNN reporter and news anchor, best known as the host of the prime-time CNN Newsroom, based in New York. He currently is the co-host of CNN Tonight. In his memoir, Transparent, Lemon came out as gay and discusses colorism, (term coined by Alice Walker in 1982 based on skin color alone), in the black community, and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. It was not until he was thirty that he told his mother of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.

03-01-1967   Michael Mronz – Born in Cologne, Germany. He is a German sports and events manager. In 1989, Mronz organized his first tennis 

tournament, now called the Cologne Open. In 2006, he was Head of the Organizing Committee of the World Equestrian Games, the second largest sporting event in Germany. He is also Chairman of the relief organization “A heart for children.” Mronz was life-partner of former German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle. The couple entered into a registered civil partnership in 2010. In 2016, Westerwelle died of leukemia. 

March 1, 1968

Elton John’s first single “I’ve Been Loving You” was released in the UK. by Philips Records. It failed to chart and the label would drop him the following year.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

03-01-1971 Thomas Adès – Born in London. England. He is a British composer, pianist, and conductor. In 2006, he entered a civil partnership with Israeli filmmaker,

 Tal Rosner. Their civil union was later terminated. He was made Britten Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2010, he was appointed foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. On October 8, 2015, Adès was elected into the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Music Theatre. He is openly gay.

March 01, 1974

 Queen began their first tour as a headline act in England at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

1975,

Olivia Newton-John won the prestigious Record of the Year for “I Honestly Love You” at the Grammy Awards and  Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

and was 2 on the USa charts Olivia Newton-John was back with “Have You Never Been Mellow” 

Best R&B Vocal Performance: Aretha Franklin with “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”

Canada – Former jockey John Damien (1933 – 1986) sues Ontario Racing Commission and individuals involved in his firing as a racing steward. Damien’s suit, filed in Ontario Supreme Court, alleged he was fired because he was gay. In 1986, the first legal action, a suit of wrongful dismissal against the Commission, was settled in Damien’s favour; he was awarded one year’s wages plus interest, a total of about $50,000. By this time Damien was in poor health, and he died of pancreatic cancer.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1980,

1980

Blondie scored their third career #1 in the U.K. with “Atomic”

Anne Murray’s remake of the Monkees’ classic “I’m A Believer” rose to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  It was Anne’s eighth career #1 in the genre.

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” from Queen remained at #1

Canada – Three judges of the Divisional Court order fired gay Ontario Provincial Police officer Paul Head reinstated as member in good standing of force. Head was fired with the force discovered he was gay. OPP appealed the decision. 

1986

Mr. Mister hit #1 with “Kyrie”, knocking off Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”.

Newcomers Mr. Mister achieved a great feat when Welcome to the Real World reached #1 on the Album chart.  Promise from Sade was still a strong second while the debut from Whitney Houston amazingly was now heading back up after 49 weeks.  Barbra Streisand’s former #1 The Broadway Album was fourth 

1987, Finland – Pekka Haavisto (born 23 March 1958), the first openly gay member of parliament, takes office. He is a Finnish politician and minister representing the Green League. He returned to the Finnish Parliament in the Finnish parliamentary election of March 2007 after an absence of 12 years and was re-elected again in 2011. In October 2013 he was appointed as the Minister for International Development after Heidi Hautala resigned from the job. He has also been a member of the Helsinki City Council.

03-01-1987 Kesha (born Kesha Rose Sebert) – Born in Los Angeles, 

California. She is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. Her debut album, Animal, in 2010 became the number one album in the United States. Her single, Tik Tok, is among the best selling digital singles in history, selling over 14 million internationally. As of November 2013, she has sold over 33 million records (albums, tracks and ringtones) in the United States and 60 million records worldwide. She considers herself primarily a songwriter and has written for other artists, including Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. Kesha was named the first global ambassador for animal rights by the Humane Society of the United States. In 2013, she talked about her sexual orientation with Seventeen magazine, saying, “I don’t love just men. I love people. It’s not about gender.” In 2010, she made a similar statement to Out magazine. She is bisexual.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1991

Madonna’s ‘Rescue Me’, entered the US hot 100 at No.15, making her the highest- debuting female artist in rock history. The record had been held by Joy Llayne whose 1957 single ‘Your Wild Heart’, entered the chart at No. 30.

Frank Smith from Air Supply died of pneumonia at the age of 42 in Melbourne, Australia.

 1994 –

Whitney Houston was also a big winner with three Grammys: Record of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for “I Will Always Love You”; and Album of the Year for The Bodyguard.

Tom Hanks wins best actor Oscar for Philadelphia. The film was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDShomosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

1997

The U.S. Stock Exchange began issuing Bowie Bonds, asset-backed securities of current and future revenues of the 25 albums that David Bowie recorded before 1990. With money earned on the bonds via interest from royalties, investors were led to expect almost 8% profit after 10 years. In 2004, Moody’s Investors Service lowered the bonds to one notch above junk status, prompted by lower-than-expected revenue.

1999

Dusty Springfield died after a long battle against cancer, aged 59. The British singer had her first UK hit single in 1963 with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, which reached No.4, the 1966 UK No.1 & US No.4 single with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2000 – The remains of Steen Keith Fenrich (1981 – September 9, 1999) are discovered. The gay African-American teen was tortured and murdered by his white, homophobic, racist stepfather who committed suicide.

2001 – Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) founded by David Jay. AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.

2007

– First national Native AIDS Awareness Day. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on the first day of Spring. This day is an opportunity for people across the United States to learn about HIV/AIDS, the need for HIV testing among Native Americans, and ways that everyone can help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in their own communities.

Canada- An Ontario court ruled on Mar 1, 2007 in response to a class-action challenge to Ottawa’s policy of denying same-sex survivors benefits to people whose partners died before 1998.That date was set when Parliament passed legislation in 2000 that broadened benefit rights for same-sex couples. The court ruled that benefits will be retroactive to April 17, 1985, when equality rights in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into effect.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2012

On Justin Bieber‘s 18th birthday, he appears on The Ellen Degeneres Show, where his manager presents him with a Fisker Karma luxury electric car worth about $100,000.

03-01-2013

 More than 200 congressional Democrats are urging the Supreme Court to overturn a key provision of the federal law against gay marriage. The lawmakers filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking them to strike down Section 3 of DOMA.

 Clint Eastwood & 131 Republicans sign a brief opposing Prop. 8, urging the Supreme Court to drop Prop. 8. Eastwood, a Republican with strong libertarian leanings has long been a supporter of same-sex marriage.

Colorado Civil Unions Bill passes House Committee with one Republican “Yes” vote.

2018

I am endorsing Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York. I am grateful that a participant citizen, with a history in public education activism, support for public employees, who boycotts Israeli settlement products and will therefore protect free speech rights of New Yorkers, and who supports the Arts, is stepping up to take down a corrupt governor who hates the City, degrades CUNY, and endorses apartheid.   —Sarah Schulman

 2018

Elton John walked offstage during a gig at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas after some fans who had gathered around his piano started touching him. After security ushered concert goers back to their seats, Sir Elton returned, grumbling, “No more coming onstage on ‘Saturday Night’. You fucked it up!”

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The Lavender Effect

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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.

LGBTQ2 for February 24

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-24-1890 – 04-10-1975 Marjorie Main (born Mary Tomlinson) – Born in Acton, Indiana. She was an American character actress, best known for 

her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. In the early 1950s, she appeared in several MGM musicals, including, Meet Me in St. Louis and The Belle of New York. She also appeared in The Long, Long Trailer and the hit film Friendly Persuasion. In 1958, she appeared twice in the NBC western series, Wagon Train. One of her last roles was on an episode of Perry Mason in 1964. She was married to Stanley LeFevre Krebs, who died in 1935. She stated, “We pretty much went our own ways but we was still in the eyes of the law, man and wife.” During that same interview, Main confided that she had at least two lesbian affairs during her lifetime, which Vogel (the interviewer) believed referred to her long-term relationship with actress Spring Byington.

1939 – Playwright Doric Wilson (February 24, 1939 – May 7, 2011)is born in Los Angeles. He was an American playwright, director, producer, critic and gay rights activist.Perhaps the greatest playwright of the “alternative” theatre, he was a pioneer in Off Broadway. He is best known for Forever After, A Perfect Relationship,and The West Side Gang. A veteran of the anti-war and civil rights demonstrations of the early 1960s-mid 1970s, Wilson was a participant in the Stonewall Riots(1969) and became active in the early days of the New York Gay Liberation movement as a member of GAA (Gay Activist Alliance). He supported his theatrical endeavors by becoming a “star” bartender and manager of the post-Stonewall gay bar scene, opening such landmark institutions as The Spike, TY’s and Brothers & Sisters Cabaret. In 2004, Wilson was named a Grand Marshal of the 35th Anniversary Pride Day Parade in New York City. He was featured in the documentaryStonewall Uprising (2010) by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. Wilson died on May 7, 2011, aged 72, from natural causes at his home in Manhattan.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954, UK – Winston Churchill’s cabinet discusses homosexuality asking, “Could we not limit publicity for homosexuality, as was done for divorce?” Secretary David Maxwell Fyfe says of the growing gay population in the UK, “…homosexuals make a nuisance of themselves. But I can’t account for the increase.”

February 24, 1956

With the city looking for a legal way to shut down the increasing number of rock ‘n’ roll shows, police in Cleveland, Ohio were instructed to enforce a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

02-24-1962 Jennie Livingston – Born in Dallas, Texas. She is an American 

film director best known for the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning. The film won the 1991 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. She also received the GLAAD Vito Russo Award in 1992. She is openly lesbian.

1969 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of three public school students who wore an armband to school to protest the Viet Nam War. Writing for the majority in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, Justice Abe Fortas, declares, “First Amendment rights, applied in light of the special characteristics of the school environment, are available to teachers and students. It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. This has been the unmistakable holding of this Court for almost fifty years.”  This was a landmark freedom of speech case for students. It involved two Des Moines, Iowa high school students, John Tinker, 15, and Christopher Eckhardt, 16, and John’s 13-year-old sister, Mary Beth Tinker, a Des Moines junior high school student.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-24-1971 Jolie L. Justus – Born in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a member of the Missouri Senate from 2007-2015. In her final two years, she

 served as the Missouri Minority Leader. Justus was the first out gay member of the Missouri Senate and only the third ever publicly gay member of the Missouri General Assembly.

1975

Elton John released his single “Philadelphia Freedom”.

02-24-1975 Ashley MacIsaac – Born in Creignish, Nova Scotia, 

Canada. He is a Canadian professional fiddler, singer, and songwriter. He has received three Juno Awards. His 1995 album “Hi How Are You Today?” was a double-platinum selling Canadian record. MacIsaac published an autobiography, Fiddling With Disaster, in 2003. In 2007 he married his boyfriend, Andrew Stokes, an Ontario-born violinist.

1978

Closeted Barry Manilow shared the stage with Ray Charles during The Second Barry Manilow Special, dueting on “It’s a Miracle”. Manilow had just enjoyed a Top Ten hit with “Looks Like We Made It” and would follow with “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Even Now”, “Copacabana” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” during the next few months.

1979

Anne Murray had the #1 Adult Contemporary song for a third week with “I Just Fall In Love Again”.

on the s0ng charts  Olivia Newton-John a solid #3 with “A Little More Love”.  Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” was 4 while “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People was #5 while Barry Manilow had his 14th hit “Somewhere In The Night” at nine.

LP charts ,.  Cruisin’ by the Village People #3, while Totally Hot from Olivia Newton-John was #7 and Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor ranked 10th.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1980

Based on a song, NBC premiered the TV movie “Harper Valley P.T.A.” starring Barbara Eden, it would become a short lived tv series about social hypocrisy.

1982 – Homophobe Jerry Falwell (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) is hit in the face with two fruit pies by protester at the annual convention of the Bible Baptist Fellowship. He was an American Southern Baptistpastor,televangelist, and conservative activist. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy (now Liberty Christian Academy) in 1967 and Liberty University in 1971 and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1990

Johnnie Ray, the 1950’s teen idol, died of liver failure at the age of 63. He scored over twenty US Top 40 singles between 1952 and 1960, including the number two hit, “Just Walking In The Rain”. He was even referred to in Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come On Eileen” as Poor old Johnnie Ray, sounded sad upon the radio, he moved a million hearts in mono.

Johnnie Ray – Gay

http://nolimitboy.blogspot.com › 2011/01 › johnnie-ray

Rumored to be bisexual, the singer was prosecuted for indecency in a public toilet. When he was arrested in 1959, there was much gossip about his homosexual …

Johnnie Ray (1927-1990) – The Oregon Encyclopedia

https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org › articles › johnni…

Jan 21, 2022 — But his fame was coupled with substance abuse and an unconventional lifestyle—he was openly bi-sexual in an era when it was against the law to …

Born: January 10, 1927, Dallas

Parents: Hazel Ray

02-24-1990 Jaymi Hensley – Born in Luton, United Kingdom. He is a musician and lead singer in the band Union J. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 

Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Hensley married his long-time boyfriend, Oily Marmon, in April, 2015. Hensley came out to the public in an interview with The Sun in 2012.

1993

At the Grammys, NARAS president Michael Greene, make an incoherent, boring ten-minute speech and denied Little Richard the opportunity to receive his award onstage. A justifiably disgruntled Little Richard stated at the Grammys, “I’m the innovator, I’m the emancipator, I’m the originator, I’m the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.

Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

1995

Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys left a hospital in London after two weeks of treatment by an AIDS specialist.

Olympic-medal-winning diver Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diverLGBT activist, and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. He has been called both “the greatest American diver” and “probably the greatest diver in history.” On this day, he announces that he’s HIV-positive.

1997

The Spice Girls won best single with ‘Wannabe’ at this year’s Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included, Best Group for Manic Street Preachers, Best Dance Act went to The Prodigy, George Michael won Best Male, Best Female went to Gabrielle, Best Newcomer was won by Kula Shaker, International Male was Beck, International Female Sheryl Crow and Best International Group was The Fugees.

1998

Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in front of his parents and his partner David Furnish.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2004 – President George W. Bush announces that he supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2018

Queer Expressions: LGBT History Month, Sat 24th February

https://www.vam.ac.uk › blog › news › queer-expressio…

Feb 9, 2018 — Saturday 24 February 2018. 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00. All events are free, no booking required. Join the LGBTQ Working Group and …

2022

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/steve-bannon-russia-trans-woke-b2022537.html

Steve Bannon and Erik Prince celebrate Russia for being anti-LGBT | The Independent

Right-wing fixation on trans rights meshes well with extreme anti-LGBT bent of Russian governmentwww.independent.co.uk

https://www.newsweek.com/kansas-only-lgbt-congressmember-would-lose-her-seat-gop-redistricting-1682527

Kansas’ Only LGBT Congressmember Would Lose Her Seat With GOP Redistricting

The GOP’s political map would split the state’s most diverse county and put Kansas’ sole congressional Democrat on a difficult reelection path.www.newsweek.com

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1009744/how-chinas-youtube-became-a-rare-safe-space-for-lgbt-streamers

How China’s Youtube Became a Rare Safe Space for LGBT Streamers

On Bilibili, LGBT vloggers narrate their lives to millions of fans — but the stories they tell differ radically from their Western counterparts.www.sixthtone.com

when genocide is not openly practiced more would be out

The number of LGBT Americans is soaring. Why? | MercatorNet

One in five Gen Z Americans – 21 percent — identifies as LGBT, according to the latest Gallup poll. For the whole population the figure is 7.1 percent. That is an astonishing figure. For years sociologists, pollsters, and activists have been downplaying the number of LGBT people. Last year, New York Times gay columnist Charles […]mercatornet.com

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The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

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.

LGBTQ2 for February 23

BCE to The Suffragettes

1685, Germany – George Frederick Handel (23 February,1685 – 14 April, 1759)is born in Halle, Lower Saxony. He was a baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operasoratoriosanthems, and organ concertos. Handel received important training in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712. After he moved to England, a contemporary wrote “His social affectations were not strong; and to this may be imputed that he spent his whole life in a state of celibacy; that he had no female attachments of another kind may be ascribed to a better reason.” We never learned who that “better reason” was. Handel never married, and kept his personal life private. 

1778 – Prussian military genius Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794)arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Fearing prosecution for alleged indiscretions with young men back in Prussia, Steuben signed on to train George Washington’s ragtag Continental Army. Most historians consider his success at this task a major factor in the American victory. He was a Prussian and later an American military officer. He served as inspector general and a major general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. He wrote Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, the book that served as standard United States drill manual until the American Civil War. He served as General George Washington‘s chief of staff in the final years of the war. Von Steuben was most likely gay. His exits from the court of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and from Paris were under clouds of accusation of homosexual activity. Von Steuben arrived in the United States with his 17-year-old secretary, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, who is rumored to have been his lover. At Valley Forge, he began close relationships with Benjamin Walker and William North, then both military officers in their 20s, which are assumed by many to have been romantic. Because homosexuality was criminalized at the time, records of his relationships are limited to references in correspondences. Von Steuben formally adopted Walker and North and made them his heirs. A third young man, John W. Mulligan Jr. (1774–1862), also considered himself one of Steuben’s “sons,” inherited Von Steuben’s vast library, collection of maps and $2,500 in cash.

1892 – Alice Mitchel (November 26, 1872- March 31, 1898), 19, kills Freda Ward (1875-1892), 17, at the docks in Memphis as a result of jealousy. The story made national headlines for months. The two girls had planned to marry but Alice was furious that Freda had admitted to romantic feelings for two men. Mitchell was subsequently found insane by means of a jury inquisition and placed in a psychiatric hospital until her death in 1898. The case, exploited by sensationalist press, focused attention of the sexual attachments of women and drew out into the public discourse discussions of lesbianism. The case was headlined as “A Very Unnatural Crime” across the country, and influenced the popular literature of the era which began to depict lesbians as “murderous” and “masculine”. One identity was the “mannish lesbian” creating dialogue of gender expression.

1933, Germany – Adolf Hitler’s government launches the Nazi persecution of homosexuals with directives to close gay and lesbian clubs, ban pornography and homophile publications, and dissolve homosexual rights groups.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 – Carl Wittman (February 23, 1943 – January 22, 1986) is born. He was a member of the national council of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and later an activist for LGBT rights. He co-authored “An Interracial Movement of the Poor?” (1963)  with Tom Hayden and wrote “A Gay Manifesto” (1970). In 1971, Wittman moved to Wolf Creek, OR, with his then-partner, Stevens McClave. Two years later, he began a long-term relationship with a fellow war resister Allan Troxler. In the early 1980s, Wittman created the North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Health Project (LGHP) with David Jolly, Timmer McBride, and Aida Wakil to address the health needs of sexual minorities in that state.Wittman declined hospital treatment for AIDS and committed suicide by drug overdose at home in North Carolina.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-23-1952   Christopher Bram – Born in Kempsville, Virginia. He is a gay American author. He won Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Fiction. 

His gay themed novels are about gay life in the 1970s. He has also written or co-written several screenplays, including two shorts directed by his partner, Draper Shreeve. Bram’s 1995 novel Father of Frankenstein, about film director James Whale, was made into the 1998 movie Gods and Monsters, starring Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendan Fraser. The film was written and directed by Bill Condon, who won an Academy Award for the adapted screenplay. In 2013 his book Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America won the Randy Shilts Award. He lives in Greenwich Village and teaches at New York University.

February 23, 1954

The first mass polio vaccination was administered to a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School and the Watson Home for Children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the city where Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the vaccine. Later, the first community in the world to have every citizen under age 40 inoculated with the three-shot Salk vaccine series was the small western Kansas town appropriately named  Protection.

02-23-1954   Bishop Mary Douglas Glasspool – Born in Staten 

Island, New York. Glasspool is the 17th woman and the first open lesbian elected Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Her election has gained worldwide attention in the ongoing debate about gay bishops in Anglican Church. Glasspool has been serving as Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of New York since 2016. 

February 23, 1957

Closeted Then Actor Tab Hunter had the top tune on the UK chart with “Young Love” for the first of a three week run.

02-23-1959 Karin Wolff – Born in Darmstadt, Germany. She is a German politician, teacher, and writer. In 1995 Wolff became a member 

of the conservative Christian Democratic Union and in the same year, she became a member of parliament in Hesse. Wolff became minister in Hesse on April 7, 1999. She has written two books on children and education. Wolff lives in Darmstadt in an open lesbian relationship.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-23-1970   Niecy Nash (b. Carol Denise Nash) – Born in Palmdale, California. She is an American comedian, actress, television host, model, and producer. Nash hosted the Style Network show Clean House from 2003

 to 2010, for which she won an Emmy Award in 2010. From 2003-2009, she played the role of Deputy Raineesha Williams in the Comedy Central comedy series Reno 911!. For her performance as nurse Denise “DiDi” Ortley in the HBO comedy Getting On (2013-2015) she received two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2017, she began starring as Desna Simms, a leading character in the TNT crime comedy-drama Claws. In 2018, Nash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has been married and divorced twice and has three children by her first marriage. In 2020, Nash announced that she and singer Jessica Betts had married and came out as bisexual.

February 23, 1971

Suzi Quatro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Devil Gate Drive’, the singers second UK No.1 .

02-23-1972 Michael Ausiello – Born in Rahway, New Jersey. He is an American television journalist and actor. He was the Senior Writer at 

TV Guide for Entertainment Weekly and posted his first blog for them on July 2, 2008. On October 4, 2010, he departed from Entertainment Weekly to join Jay Penske’s Mail.com Media, where he launched a new TV site, TVLine.com. He has appeared in a few cameo roles on episodes of TV series the Gilmore GirlsVeronica Mars, and Scrubs. Ausiello is openly gay and is married to photographer Kit Cowan.

1977: 

After a television producer cancels plans to develop a weekly series around her, Anita Bryant complains to the press that she is being “blacklisted” in Hollywood because of her crusade against homosexuals.

1978

Grammies Song of the Year was tied between “Love Theme from A Star is Born” by Paul Williams And Barbra Streisand and Joe Brooks’ “You Light Up My Life.”

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1980

Queen had Billboard’s top tune with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, a song that Freddie Mercury later revealed came to him while he was taking a bath.

1985

“Careless Whisper” from Wham!  was #1 on the AC chart for the third straight week.

Like a Virgin was #1 on the Album chart for Madonna.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1990, Taiwan – The first Lesbian organization for Chinese-speaking women in Asia is formed. The group is called Women zhi jizn (Between Us).

1991

Whitney Houston reached #1 with “All the Man That I Need”—amazingly, her ninth chart topper in five years. The formula of recording old hits continued to pay off, as the original version was by Sister Sledge in 1982.

Mariah Carey hit #4 with “Someday and #5 Celine Dion with “Where Does My Heart Beat Now

1994

US Senator Carol Moseley-Braun presides over a Judiciary Juvenile Justice Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, where the issue of the day is Rap recording lyrics. Dionne Warwick called it “pornography”, while others say it is merely poetry with a beat.

1999

Homophobe Eminem’s second album, “The Slim Shady LP,” was released.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2002

Beginning in folk music, The Disco Kings: The Bee Gees made their final concert appearance when they performed at the Love and Hope Ball in Miami Beach, Florida.

2006

The iTunes Music Store reached 1 billion songs sold.

The iTunes Music Store reached 15 million videos sold.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011 – Hawaii’s Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a civil union law in 2010 but her successor, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, makes it the first law he signs on this day.

2011 –Attorney General Eric Holder releases a statement regarding lawsuits challenging The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)Section 3. He wrote:After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny. The President has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the President has instructed the Department not to defend the statute in such cases.”In United States v. Windsor (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) struck down the act’s provisions disallowing same-sex marriages to be performed under federal jurisdiction.

2022

bothered that others exist and that white heterosexual men are not central nor relevant…

White man slams store over Black History Month, LGBT display

Video shows right-wing rabble rouser Ethan Schmidt slamming a store’s Black History Month display.nypost.com

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/1645627604-israel-record-amount-of-lgbt-phobic-cases-reported-in-2021

religion is an idea and without violence, it is a poor player in the idea marketplace for demanding to not be questioned.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Clash Between Religion and LGBT Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christianwww.insurancejournal.com

Israel: Record Amount Of LGBT-phobic Cases Reported In 2021 – I24NEWS

‘This is a resounding warning light to the state and government,’ says the president of Aguda – Click the link for more details.www.i24news.tv

religion is the historic problem…. so why be that?

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/can-you-be-both-queer-and-christian-halifax-black-film-festival-documentary-poses-question-1.5792556

Can you be both queer and Christian? Halifax Black Film Festival documentary poses question | CTV News

The 6th annual Halifax Black Film Festival will take place virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and one of the films receiving a lot of attention is “With Wonder.”atlantic.ctvnews.ca

https://www.econotimes.com/Safe-online-spaces-an-increasingly-vital-lifeline-for-LGBT-teens-1627787

Safe online spaces an increasingly vital lifeline for LGBT teens – EconoTimes

EconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insights for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.www.econotimes.com

https://themorningnews.org/p/nearly-21-of-gen-z-identifies-as-lgbt

Nearly 21% of Gen Z identifies as LGBTthemorningnews.org

when Lesbians are being exiled and openly fetishized, this is not much of a meaningful list

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19945666.stonewall-top-100-lgbt-inclusive-employers-scottish-government-makes-list/

Stonewall top 100 LGBT inclusive employers: Scottish Government makes the list | The National

THE Scottish Government has been listed as one of Stonewall’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers in the UK.www.thenational.scot

China and Russia are best nation buddies in 2022….

China bans gay dating app Grindr, encroaching LGBT rights: Thinktank – ThePrint

Beijing [China], February 23 (ANI): China has removed one of the most popular gay dating apps, Grindr from several of its app stores further encroaching upon the basic rights of the LGBT community, reported a Canada-based thinktank, International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS). Grindr is a location-based social networking and online dating app for […]theprint.in

https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/national-lottery-applauding-dance-charity-for-celebrating-scotlands-lgbt-heritage-162537295.html

National Lottery applauding dance charity for celebrating Scotland’s LGBT heritage

A charity is celebrating Scotland’s LGBT+ heritage and culture by bringing the community’s experiences to life with an oral history project.ca.movies.yahoo.com

meanwhile the harsh heterosexual reality….

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/home-office-still-turning-lgbt-asylum-seekers-away-claiming-they-can-hide-their-sexuality

Home Office still turning LGBT asylum-seekers away claiming they can hide their sexuality | Morning Star

The Supreme Court found in 2010 that the Home Office’s refusal of claims for this reasoning was discriminatory and unlawfulmorningstaronline.co.uk

identify as one thing, are another, eh

there is a difference between not wanting to be heterosexual

and really not being one

and self identity into demographics differs not from the oppression that formed them

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/23/lgbtq-voters-gen-z-midterms/

Analysis | What will the midterms look like now that more than 7 percent of Americans identify as LGBT?

With most of the increase among Gen Z, political groups may wish to target their youth get-out-the-vote efforts accordingly.www.washingtonpost.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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.

LGBTQ2 for February 21

BCE to The Suffragettes

1801 – John Henry, Cardinal Newman, (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was born in London. He was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian, and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s. His greatest accomplishment was the Apologia pro Vita Sua which contains numerous homoerotic references. Devoted to his friend, Brother Ambrose, the Cardinal was torn by grief at his death in 1875. He spent the night with the corpse. When Newman died 15 years later, he left instructions to be buried in the same grave as Ambrose.

1892 – Harry Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892 – January 14, 1949) was born in Norwich, New York. He was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Having studied therapists Sigmund FreudAdolf Meyer, and William Alanson White, he devoted years of clinical and research work to helping people with psychotic illness. He believed that psychoanalysis, although essentially valid, needed to be supplemented by an understanding of the cultural forces at work in the personality. Much of his work was dismissed because he was gay, but today he considered the prime developer of the interpersonal approach to psychiatry. Beginning in 1927, Sullivan had a 22-year relationship with James Inscoe Sullivan, known as “Jimmie”, 20 years his junior.

1903: New York City police conduct the first United States recorded raid on a gay bathhouse, the Ariston Hotel Baths. 26 men were arrested and 12 brought to trial on sodomy charges; 7 men received sentences ranging from 4 to 20 years in prison.

1907, UK – British writer W. H. Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) is born in York England. He was an English-American poet whose poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content. He is best known for love poems such as “Funeral Blues“, poems on political and social themes such as “September 1, 1939” and “The Shield of Achilles“, poems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of Anxiety, and poems on religious themes such as “For the Time Being” and “Horae Canonicae. He is perhaps today best known for his poem The Platonic Blow. For decades British scholars debated whether it referred to oral sex. He never admitted authorship until the 1960s. 

1911

At Carnegie Hall in  New York City, and ill with a temperature of 104°, Gustav Mahler conducted his last concert. He collapsed immediately afterward from a severe streptococcal infection and later was confined to bed after being diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis. He died on May 18.

02-21-1933 — 04-21-2003   Nina Simone (b. Eunice Kathleen Waymon) – Born in Tryon, North Carolina. She was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She then applied for a scholarship to

 study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied admission despite a well received audition, which she attributed to racism. Simone started to play in nightclubs to make a living and that is when she used the name Nina Simone so that her family members wouldn’t know that she chose to play “the devil’s music” or what was known as piano cocktail music. She went on to record more that 40 albums between 1958 and 1974. In the late 1980s she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Simone had a large gay following. She was bisexual and hung out at a lesbian bar in New York City called Trude Heller’s. By the end of her life she was world famous. In 2018, Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, in 2019, her song that addressed racial inequality in United States, Mississippi Goddam, was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Two days before her death, Simone learned she would be awarded an honorary degree by the Curtis Institute of Music. She suffered from breast cancer for several years before she died in her sleep at her home in France. 

1936  – Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) is born. Barbara Jordan was the first African-American to be elected in Texas, in 1973. She was a Democrat. and a lesbian. She later became the first black woman to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She was a lawyer and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement., and  the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.  She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. Jordan’s companion of 25 years was Nancy Earl, an educational psychologist, whom she met on a camping trip in the late 1960s.  Jordan never discussed her sexual orientation and was not out. Nancy Earl was an occasional speech writer for Jordan, and later was a caregiver when Jordan began to suffer from multiple sclerosis in 1973. In a KUT radio documentary Rediscovering Barbara JordanPresident Bill Clinton said that he wanted to nominate Jordan for the United States Supreme Court, but by the time he could do so, Jordan’s health problems prevented him from nominating her. Jordan also suffered from leukemia. She’s been described as “one of the most revered leaders and orators of her time.” She was outed in the press after her death from leukemia and multiple sclerosis in 1996.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-21-1940 – 07-17-2020   John Lewis – Born near Troy, Alabama. He was an American politician, statesman, and civil rights activist and leader. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional 

district from 1987 until his death in 2020. Lewis was an outspoken champion of LGBT rights during a time when it had little public support. While in Congress, he co-sponsored more than a dozen bills to advance and protect rights for the LGBT community. In 1996, Lewis delivered an impassioned speech against DOMA on the floor of the house. Lewis wrote, “I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. I’ve heard the

 reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred, and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry.” He also chastised those who called for same-sex couples to be joined in unions, but not in marriage. “We have been down that road before in this country. Separate is not equal,” he wrote. “Our rights as Americans do not depend on the approval of others. Our rights depend on us being Americans.” The hearse carrying Rep. John Lewis stopped by Atlanta’s rainbow crosswalks in remembrance of his embrace of LGBT equality. 

02-21-1943 David Geffen – Born in Borough Park, New York City, New York. He is an American record executive, film studio executive and producer, theatrical producer, and philanthropist. He is one of three founders of Dream Works Studio. Geffen is a 

prominent philanthropist. He supports medical research, AIDS organizations, the arts, and theatre. In 1995 he donated $5 million towards UCLA’s Westwood Playhouse. The theatre was renamed the Geffen Playhouse. In 2002, he announced a $200 million unrestricted endowment for the School of Medicine at UCLA. On December 13, 2012, UCLA announced that Geffen had donated another $100 million in addition to his $200 million. His donation is the largest ever made to a medical school in the United States. His gift funds the full cost of attendance for up to 30 students per year, beginning with the Class of 2017.

1947

In New York City at a gathering of the Optical Society of America, Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera, the first camera to take, develop and print a black & white picture on photo paper, all in about 60 seconds. The camera went on sale the following year.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-21-1956   Victoria Brownworth – American journalist, writer, and editor. She was the first AIDS columnist for 

SPIN magazine, the first lesbian columnist in a daily newspaper, and the first journalist to write about women and AIDS and pediatric AIDS in the country. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, Brownworth is the first out lesbian to have a column in a daily newspaper. She is the author of more than 20 books. Her novella, Ordinary Mayhem, was awarded Honorable Mention in Best Horror 2012. She is an advocate against sex trafficking and for LGBT issues

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

02-21-1960   Isaac Julien – Born East End of London, England. He is a 

British filmmaker and a professor. His 1989 drama-documentary Looking for Langston won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991 he won the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Young Soul Rebels. Julien joined US Santa Cruz as a distinguished professor of the arts in 2018. He is also a patron of the Live Art Development Agency. Julien is openly gay.

February 22, 1965

Activist Malcolm X was fatally shot as he was about to address a rally in New York City. He was 39. In 1966, three Nation of Islam assassins were convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976: A Detroit jury awards more than $200,000 in damages to a man who contends that he was “turned into” a homosexual by a 1975 automobile accident in which his car was rear-ended by another vehicle.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

 1981

Prince appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Party Up.” It was his first appearance on the show.

Dolly Parton topped the Billboard Pop Chart with her own composition at #1, “9 to 5”. The record reached #47 in the UK, where she sued Sheena Easton for the song name

02-21-1987 Ellen/Elliot Page – Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A Canadian actor and starred in the film Juno and other major films. Page has won more that 25 awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA for Juno. He describes himself as a Pro-choice feminist and is also a vegetarian. On February 14, 2014, Page came out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference. In 2018, Page announced marriage to dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, which ended in divorce when in December 2020 Page came out as transgender. and lesbians were bashed for upset at loosing a role model.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1997 – The “Olympic Park Bomber” Eric Rudolph is an American domestic terrorist is convicted for a series of anti-abortion and anti-gay-motivated bombings across the southern United States between 1996 and 1998, which killed two people and injured over 120 others.

1998

Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2002

Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011

Boy George revealed a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plans for 2012.

2012

Five members of the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior where their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for Putin during his election campaign. The following month, three of the group members were arrested and charged with hooliganism and were were held in custody until their trial began in late July when the three members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

2022

we keep listing victim groups as if the oppressor was unclear or unknown

Empowering the next generation of lawyers for women’s and LGBT rights | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the worldhttp://www.thaipbsworld.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/aoc-suggestion-to-rename-queens-post-office-angers-lgbt-leaders/ar-AAU6xzY?li=BBnbcA1

https://www.buzzfeed.com/markyoung/lgbtq-movies-to-look-out-for-in-2022

LGBTQ+ Movies To Look Forward To In 2022

With streaming and the pandemic changing how we watch movies forever, 2022 is setting itself up to have some queer film classics that we’ll talk about for decades.www.buzzfeed.com

AOC suggestion to rename Queens post office angers LGBT leaders

AOC is soliciting suggestions for the Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building in Jackson Heights, a representative for her office told Community Board 3 in Queens last week.www.msn.com

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-federations-revises-agenda-restoring-gun-control-lgbt-rights-to-priority-list/

US Federations revises agenda, restoring gun control, LGBT rights to priority list | The Times of Israel

New policy document also vows support for ‘bipartisan approaches to ensure voter access’ after omission of items by JFNA trigged queries from constituentswww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/10-queer-photographers-you-need-to-follow-on-instagram

https://www.buzzfeed.com/abhaahad/relatable-songs-for-queer-people-of-faith

19 Very Relatable Songs For Queer People Of Faith

“If I am losing a part of me, maybe I don’t want heaven.”www.buzzfeed.com

10 queer photographers you need to follow on Instagram | Digital Camera World

Discover the photographers advocating, celebrating and supporting the queer community through powerful imageswww.digitalcameraworld.com

not the representation that helps or represents

Hannibal showrunner opens up about the show’s queer love story

The showrunner for Hannibal opened up about the surprising queer love story between the show’s main characters.www.gaytimes.co.uk

and who are not villains

https://thefulcrum.ca/opinions/opinion-we-need-more-queer-representation-in-childrens-media/

Opinion: We need more queer representation in children’s media – The Fulcrum

The fact of the matter is that people are born to be whatever sexuality they are, and nothing can change that — not even the media they consume at a young age.thefulcrum.ca

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – FEBRUARY 21 | Ronni Sanlo

https://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-february-…

Feb 21, 2019 — 1892 – Harry Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892 – January 14, 1949) was born in Norwich, New York. He was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist …

The Lavender Effect

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Our Daily Elvis

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.

LGBTQ2 for February 20

BCE to The Suffragettes

1775 — In Frisia, the Netherlands, two teenage servants are banished for three years for “toleration of sodomy.”

1852 — Delaware eliminates the flogging penalty for sodomy and substitutes time in the pillory before imprisonment.

(1872 –   1938) born: William Lygon   UK Politician He was Governor of New South Wales between 1899 and 1901, a member of the Liberal administrations of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith between 1905 and 1915 and leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords between 1924 and 1931. When political enemies threatened to make public his homosexuality, he resigned from office to go into exile.

(1880 –  1923) Baron Jacques D’Adelsward-Fersen French
Author / Poet / Aristocrat

1927 – Roy Cohn (February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986)is born. He was an American attorney. During Senator Joseph McCarthy‘s investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare, Cohn served as McCarthy’s chief counsel and gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. He was also known for being a U.S. Department of Justiceprosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and later for representingDonald Trump during his early business career. Cohn was vehemently anti-gay. When Cohn brought on G. David Schine as chief consultant to the McCarthy staff, speculation arose that Schine and Cohn had a sexual relationship. Speculation about Cohn’s sexuality intensified following his death from AIDS in 1986. In a 2008 Roger Stonesaid, “Roy was not gay. He was a man who liked having sex with men. Gays were weak, effeminate. He always seemed to have these young blond boys around. It just wasn’t discussed. He was interested in power and access.” The Names Project’s AIDS memorial quilt features one anonymously-added square that read: “Roy Cohn: Bully, Coward, Victim.”

1927, France – Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (20 February 1927– 10 March 2018) was a French fashion designer who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952. He was famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey HepburnandclothingforJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970. His partner was Philippe Venet.

1939 — The Indiana Supreme Court rejects the contention of a man and woman convicted of sodomy that oral sex only between people of the same sex is sodomy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941

Buffy Sainte-Marie, songwriter who helped pen “Up Where We Belong” (for Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes), among others, and “Until It’s Time for you to go” covered by Elvis in the 70s, and “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” covered by The Indigo Girls was born on the Piapot Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1959 — The Idaho Supreme Court upholds the sodomy conviction of Gordon Larsen, one of the Boise victims, despite inflammatory remarks by prosecutors at his trial. The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review the decision.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

February 20, 1969

A film called Candy, which stars Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, John Huston, Walter Matthau, Sugar Ray Robinson and Ringo Starr, makes it premiere. The film received an X rating because of a scene where Candy (played by Ewa Aulin) and the Mexican gardener, Emanuel (Ringo Starr), have sex. Other characters also had a piece of Candy… so to speak.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

  Queen opened for Yes at the Kingston Polytechnic in London.

1973 — The District of Columbia Court of Appeals rejects a First Amendment challenge to Gay men soliciting for sex.

February 20, 1974

Cher gives Sonny a birthday present by filing for divorce after ten years of marriage.

A California appellate court rejects a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s oral copulation law.

1978

ABBA had another #1 song in the U.K. with “Take A Chance On Me”.

1979, Canada – Seven men, including Winnipeg Free Presspublisher Richard Malone, (Sept. 18, 1909 – June 24, 1985) are charged with buggery and gross indecency and twelve boys are turned over to juvenile authorities after a five-month investigation of a “juvenile sex ring

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1981, Canada – Over four thousand gays and supporters rally at Toronto’s Queen’s Park and march to Metro Toronto Police’s 52 Division to protest the February 5th bathhouse raids and to call for independent inquiry. 

1982: 

An article in the medical journal “Lancet” suggests that there is evidence to show inhaling poppers damages the immune system.

“I Love Rock ‘N Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, moved from #39 to #18.

Barry Manilow hit #1 for the 12th time in 22 releases on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Somewhere Down The Road”.

On the LP charts,  the Go-Go’s moving from 9 to 3 with Beauty and the Beat.

1985

The Bangles were in concert at the Marquee Club in London.

1988

Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Should Be So Lucky.’ Minogue had become a household name playing Charlene Ramsey in Australian soap Neighbours. After every major UK record company turned down the track, producer Pete Waterman released the single on his own PWL label. Kylie has gone on to score over 30 hit singles.

On the song charts  The Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield had the runner-up with “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” while George Michael took a big leap (12-4) with “Father Figure”. 

Faith by George Michael remained at #1 on the Album chart for a fourth week. 

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1991

Bette Midler’s version of “From A Distance” is named Song Of The Year,

1993

Whitney Houston remained at #1 for the 13th week with “I Will Always Love You”, tying Boyz II Men with their song “End Of The Road” for the Rock Era record at the time.

Whitney Houston released the single “I Have Nothing”.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2000

NBC aired the TV-movie biopic “Little Richard,” directed by Robert Townsend and starring Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones, Mel Jackson, and Garrett Morris.

2004: Victoria Dunlap, Republican county clerk of rural Sandoval County, New Mexico, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing lack of legal grounds for denial.

2004: King Norodom Sihanouk, constitutional monarch of Cambodia, declared that he thought his country should legalize same-sex marriage. He said that he reached this conclusion after watching footage of same-sex couples marry in San Francisco. He also stated that transvestites should be well-treated in Cambodia.

2005

Broadway previews began for the musical “All Shook Up.”

2007

The US hair salon where pop star Britney Spears shaved her head set up a website to auction her hair for more than $1m (£512,500). The website, buybritneyshair.com, claimed to have been set up by salon owner Esther Tognozzi included photos of the hair, saying it was “absolutely authentic”. As well as the hair, the winning bidder would also get the hair clippers Spears used, a blue lighter she left at the salon and the can of Red Bull she was drinking at the time.

Christina Aguilera began a North American tour at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  The Black Eyed Peas and Pussycat Dolls opened for her on the tour.

died: Marcella Althaus-Reid (? – 2009 ) Argentinian
Theologian, who applied the principles of the liberation theology she she applied in Argentina under the military theology, to sexual liberation and feminist theology. She was a pioneer in the development of queer theology, best known for her landmark books “Indecent Theology” and “The Queer God”.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2022

so we can finally tell hetero men to stop assaulting and raping generally? across all the demographics harmed?

https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/protect-lgbt-people-from-violence-bias-101645367047830.html

Protect LGBT people from violence, bias – Hindustan Times

This week, Tamil Nadu became the first state in India to put a specific provision in the law governing its police force, barring any harassment of LGBTQIA+ communities, or members of organisations working for their welfarewww.hindustantimes.com

The Sims was one of the video games that helped internationally in advocacy.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4aw78q/how-russias-lgbt-propaganda-law-turned-the-sims-community-against-itself

How Russia’s LGBT ‘Propaganda’ Law Turned the Sims Community Against Itself

EA announced that it wouldn’t release a new Sims pack featuring a lesbian couple in Russia, then backtracked. After exhausting community infighting, the only clear winners are the architects of a discriminatory law.www.vice.com

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: as a gamer who played Fallout and The Sims games that allowed same gender marriages and who had a sims webpage of queer content downloadable – it was difficult to get my queers as sims page included on webrings – that used to connect html pages – owing to heterosexual discrimination.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Queers in History

http://queerhistory.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-20th-in-queer-history.html

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people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

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.

LGBTQ2 for February 19

BCE to The Suffragettes

February 19, 1807

At Wakefield in the Mississippi Territory (now in the state of Alabama), former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested for treason. The Constitution requires treason either be admitted in open court or proved by an overt act witnessed by two people. Since no witnesses came forward, Burr was acquitted.

February 19, 1878

Thomas Edison patented his latest invention, a “music player,” later called a phonograph.

1917 – American novelist Carson McCullers (February 19, 1917 – September 29, 1967) is born. . She was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet who and wrote some of the best novels in the English language: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member Of The Wedding, and Reflections In A Golden Eye. She married a gay man, Reeves McCullers, and fell in love with a number of women. Her most documented and extended love obsession was with Swiss journalist, photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach (23 May 1908 – 15 November 1942) of whom she once wrote “She had a face that I knew would haunt me for the rest of my life.” McCullers had rheumatic fever at the age of 15 and suffered from strokes that began in her youth. By the age of 31 her left side was entirely paralyzed. She lived the last twenty years of her life in Nyack, New York, where she died on September 29, 1967, at the age of 50, after a brain hemorrhage. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-19-1948 – 05-06-2002 Pim Fortuyn – Born in Driehuis, Netherlands. He was a Dutch politician, civil servant, sociologist, author, columnist, and professor who formed his own party, “Pim Fortuyn List” in 2002. Fortuyn 

provoked controversy with his stated views about multiculturalism immigration and Islam in the Netherlands. He called Islam “a backward culture” and said that if it were legally possible he would close the borders for Muslim immigrants. He was openly homosexual. Fortuyn was assassinated during the 2002 Dutch national election campaign by Volkert van der Graaf. Graaf killed him as “a favor to the country’s Muslim minority and other vulnerable sections of society.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-19-1953 Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina. 

Born in La Plata, Buenos Aires Provine. On July 21, 2010, she signed bill for gay marriage and adoption rights. She was the 52ndPresident of Argentina and widow of former president Néstor Kirchner. She is the second woman to serve as president and was in office from December 2007 until December 2015.

February 19, 1955

Etta James charted with “The Wallflower” (sometimes called “Roll With M Henry”), reaching #1 R&B for four weeks. The song was an answer record to Hank Ballard’s “Work With Me, Annie,” while Georgia Gibbs copied James’s version for a pop version called “Dance With Me, Henry.” James would go on to have thirty R&B hits with her last one being a cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company’s (a.k.a. Janis Joplin and band) “Piece of My Heart.”

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

02-19-1961 – 05-02-1998 Justin Fashanu – Born in Hackney Central, London , England. He was an English professional soccer player. He was 

known by his early soccer clubs to be gay and came out to the press later in his career, becoming the first and one of only two English professional footballers to be openly gay. After moving to the U.S., in 1988 he was questioned by police when a seventeen-year-old boy accused him of sexual assault. He was charged and an arrest warrant was issued on April 3, 1998, but he had already left his apartment. He fled to London, England where he committed suicide. According to his suicide note, he feared he would not get a fair trial because of his homosexuality. He also stated that the sex was consensual.

February 19, 1963

“The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan was first published.

02-19-1964 Andrew Martin – Born in Newark, New Jersey. He is an 

American politician elected to the Nevada Assembly in the 2012 election. A Democrat, he represents the 9th Assembly District. He is openly gay. His partner is Dana Barooshian. They have been together since 1986 and on November 10, 2013 they were married in Washington, DC.

02-19-1968 Dallas Anggusih (born Dallas Anguish Baker) – Born in 

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He is an openly gay Australian writer, noted for his poetry, short stories, and travel writing. His works deal with themes of alienation and sexuality. He has also written plays and screenplays some of which have been produced. In the eighties and nineties, he became one of Australia’s most popular spoken word performers. (Photo by Rosz Craig)

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

On CBS-TV’s “All In The Family,” Sammy Davis, Jr. made a memorable guest appearance during which he gave the show’s main character, white bigot Archie Bunker, a surprise kiss.

1974: The Pat Collins Show, a morning program on New York’s WCBS, broadcasts live from the Continental Baths.  The station only receives one complaint about the episode.

02-19-1977   

 Natalie Cole reached #1 on the R&B chart with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”.

 Barbra Streisand remained in the #1 position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the sixth straight week with “Evergreen” and at 4 on the pop chart

Ola Salo (b. Rolf Ola Anders Svensson) – Born in Avesta, 

Sweden. He is a Swedish rock musician known for being the lead vocalist of the Swedish glam rock band The Ark. The band had an international breakthrough in 2000 with the album We Are The Ark, containing the song It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane, for which Salo won a Grammis for Song of the Year. Salo is openly bisexual.  

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1981

Dolly Parton’s single “9 To 5” was certified Gold. It is the title song of the motion picture in which Parton co-starred with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman.

1983 – Womyn on Wheels Valentines Dance is held at the Unitarian Church in Tucson featuring the band Labrys

02-19-1984 Liz Carmouche – Born in Lafayette, Louisiana. She is an American mixed martial arts fighter and competes for UFC in the women’s 

bantamweight division. Although born in Lafayette, Louisiana, she was raised in Okinawa, Japan and is of Lebanese, Irish, and Cajun descent. Prior to becoming a professional MMA fighter, she spent five years in the U.S. Marines as a helicopter electrician during which she did three tours of duty in the Middle East. She is openly lesbian.

1987

A controversial anti-smoking ad aired on television for the first time. It featured actor Yul Brynner in a public service announcement recorded shortly before his October 1985 death from lung cancer.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1991

Grammy Awards were  boycotted by Public Enemy the because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony. Also boycotted the event: Sinead O’Connor

1993 –  The Crying Game, a film written and directed by Neil Jordan, portrays the relationship between a transsexual woman and an IRA fighter in London. In 1999, the British Film Institute named it the 26th greatest British film of all time.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2002 – Sylvia Rivera (July 2, 1951 – February 19, 2002) dies at age 50. She was an American gay liberation and transgender activist and self-identified drag queen. She was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. With her close friend Marsha P. Johnson, Rivera co-founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries(STAR), a group dedicated to helping homeless young drag queens and trans women of color. As a transgender (MTF) teen, Rivera was among those who resisted police brutality in the Stonewall Rebellion, the days of rioting that launched the modern gay rights movement. Later in her life, she was instrumental in opening shelters for homeless and drug-addicted transgender people and worked to help pass LGBT- inclusive non-discrimination legislation. Rivera died during the dawn hours of February 19, 2002 at New York’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, of complications from liver cancer. Trangender activist Riki Wilchins (born 1952) noted, “In many ways, Sylvia was the Rosa Parks of the modern transgender movement, a term that was not even coined until two decades after Stonewall”.

2007 – This is the first day same sex couples can lawfully register within the state of New Jersey for the recognized legal status of “Civil Union.”

2008

A new breed of rose was named for Olivia Newton-John in Melbourne, Australia by the Landsdale Rose Gardens of Perth.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2010

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva ELVIS” production world premiered at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter.

02-19-2013 Germany’s highest court strengthened gay couples’ adoption rights. The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt the partner’s stepchild or adopted child. Until this date, they could only adopt a partner’s biological child.

2014

David Bowie was named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, although he was not there in person to collect his award.  Bowie’s prize came at the expense of four much younger hopefuls – Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, John Newman and Mercury Prize winner James Blake.

2015

After a further 15% decline in sales in 2014, Starbucks announced that they would stop selling CDs in their over 21,000 stores by the end of March, 2015.

2018 – The South Carolina legislature introduced a bill entitled the “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act.”  Which classifies same-sex marriage as “parody” marriage. “Parody” marriage means any form of marriage that does not involve one man and one woman,” read the bill. “‘Marriage’ means a union of one man and one woman.”

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

https://thelavendereffect.org/2013/02/19/february-19-in-lgbtq-history/

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

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.

LGBTQ2 for February 16

BCE to The Suffragettes

February 16, 1862

At Fort Donelson, Tennessee during the U.S. Civil War, approximately 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

1886 – The term “Boston Marriage,” which describes a long-term cohabiting relationship between two women, is written for the first time. Novelist Henry James uses it in his book The Bostonians. Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. Born in the United States, James largely relocated to Europe as a young man and eventually settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick‘s (May 2, 1950 – April 12, 2009) Epistemology of the Closet made a landmark difference to Jamesian scholarship by arguing that he be read as a homosexual writer whose desire to keep his sexuality a secret shaped his layered style and dramatic artistry.

02-16-1893 – 06-09-1974 Katharine Cornell – Born in Berlin, German Empire to American parents. She was an American stage actress, writer, 

theatre owner, and producer. Known as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. In 1948 she won a Tony Award for Anthony and Cleopatra, it was the first time any actor, male or female, had won a Tony Award playing a Shakespearean role. She won many other awards, including in 1937, the Chi Omega Sorority’s National Achievement Award that was presented to her by Eleanor Roosevelt at a White House reception. She married Guthrie McClintic  (August 6, 1893 – October 29, 1961), a successful theatre director, film director, and producer based in New York, in 1921, but it is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and McClintic was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage.. They formed a production team M.C. & C. Company, which produced all her plays. He directed every play she starred in. She only appeared in one Hollywood film, Stage Door Canteen (1943), in which she played herself. She was a member of the “sewing circles” in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton (July 27, 1908 – February 18, 1985), Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968), and Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) , among others. 

02-16-1926 — 07-25-2003   John Schlesinger – Born in Hampstead, London, England in a Jewish family. He was an English film and stage director, and actor. His acting career began in the 1950s where he had many supporting roles in British films. In the 1960s, he gave up acting and concentrated on a directing career. Schlesinger won the Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy (1969)and was nominated for the same award for Darling (1965)and Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)Other films he is remembered by are Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), The Day of the Locust (1975), and Marathon Man (9176). Schlesinger was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1970 and as a resident of Palm Springs, California, he had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 2003. On New Year’s Day 2001 he suffered a stroke. On July 24, 2003, he was taken off life support at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. He was survived by his partner of over 30 years, photographer Michael Childers.

02-16-1937   Paul Bailey – Place of birth unknown. He was a British writer and critic. He is also the author of several

 novels  as well as biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp. Bailey has also written for plays for radio and television. In 2001, Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Naomi Jacob, Fred Barnes and Arthur Marshall was published. In 1990 he wrote a childhood memoir called An Immaculate Mistake. It told of growing up working-class, clever and gay in south London during and after the WWII. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-16-1953 Steve Kmetko – Born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He was a E! cable network entertainment reporter. In 1999, he gave 

an official “coming out” interview to The Advocate’s Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, citing his reason for doing it: “It’s like what Nathan Lane told you when he came out in The Advocate. It’s about what happened to Matthew Shepard. By making this simple statement, maybe people will think twice about other gay people they encounter. Hopefully they’ll look at me and say, ‘Well, he’s succeeded and came out and has a pretty good life.” Kmetko now trains celebrities on the art of being interviewed.

1957

Closeted Tab Hunter’s “Young Love” begins a six-week run at #1 in America.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

02-16-1962 – 11-13-2004 John Balance – Born in Mansfield, United 

Kingdom. He was an English musician. One of the most influential figures in the industrial, experimental minimalist, and neofolk music scenes. Balance died after falling from a two story balcony at his home. He was survived by his partner, the artist Ian Johnstone.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-16-1970 Kevin Allison – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an LGBT 

comedic writer and actor. He is best known as a writing and performing member of The State on MTV. Allison came out as gay to the national media at 24 when The State began airing in 1994. Allison has taught comedy and storytelling classes at New York University, the People’s Improv Theatre in New York City, and the Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia.

1974

Barbra Streisand had her second #1 song as “The Way We Were” reached the top spot.  at #8  Olivia Newton-John’s first big hit “Let Me Be There” on the songs charts ,with the USA Lp charts: Former #1 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John at #5,

1975

February 16, 1975

Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show  premiered on CBS with guest stars Elton John and Bette Midler. The series lasted for two seasons.. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher’s new show featured a female guest each week.

1978

1978

The film ABBA: The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square’s Warner Theatre.

  

John Tartaglia – Born in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. He is an American puppeteer, actor, singer, and dancer. At the age of 16, he joined Sesame Street’s puppetry team in a part-time capacity, making him one of the youngest Sesame Street puppeteers in the show’s history. He became a full-time part of Sesame Street at the age of 18. Tartaglia created and puppeteered the roles of Princeton (a recent college grad) and Rod (a closeted Republican investment banker) in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. For his roles, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2004. In 2004, he helped to raise $525,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tartaglia is openly gay. Regarding the matter, he stated, “I’m less worried about being a positive role as a gay person than making sure there’s no negative stereotypes of any sort.” He married Michael Shawn Lewis in New York in 2012.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1980

Barry Manilow was on top of the Adult Contemporary chart with “When I Wanted You”.  It was his 17th AC hit, and an incredible 16 of those had gone Top 10 with 10 #1’s in just six years of his career.

on charts  Queen was up to #2 although many stations already had “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” #1. 

02-16-1982 Marie-Ève Nault – Born in Trois-Rivières, Canada. She is a 

Canadian soccer player. Nault represented Canada women’s national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which won the bronze medal. She was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

02-16-1982   Ralph Shortey – Born in Casper, Wyoming and a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He is an American former Republican politician 

and was convicted of child sex trafficking. In early December 2017, police arrested Shortey at a motel where he was found with a 17-year-old male prostitute. It later came out that the two had sex at least twice during the year before he was arrested. As a Republican in the Oklahoma State Senate, he advocated “family values.” The Associated Press reported that as a state senator, Shortey “routinely voted with his Republican colleagues on bills targeting gay and transgender people,” including a measure passed in 2017 to allow business owners to discriminate against LGBT people. Shortey was also known for his imposing size. He’s 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 315 pounds. Shortey was married and has four daughters. Once divorced, his wife and children changed their last name. On September 17, 2018, he received a sentence of 15 years in prison, and 10 years of supervised release. Shortey was also ordered to pay $125,000 in restitution to the seventeen-year-old.

1985

“Careless Whisper” by Wham! began a three week stay at the top of the Billboard chart. An 18-year-old George Michael had written the melody four years earlier while riding on a bus.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1990

Singer k.d. lang was pictured on the cover of the first issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Famed pop artist Keith Haring dies from AIDS at 31.  Six months earlier he had been quoted as saying, “The hardest thing is just knowing that there’s so much more stuff to do.”  He was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring’s work grew to iconic popularity from his exuberant spontaneous drawings in New York City subways – chalk outlines on blank black advertising-space backgrounds – depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs. After public recognition he created larger scale works such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has become a widely recognized visual language. His later work often addressed political and societal themes – especially homosexuality and AIDS – through his own unique iconography.

1991,

Whitney Houston had her 8th #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”

Queen, which was always bigger in their native England, scored their seventh #1 album in the U.K. with Innuendo.

London: The Direct Action group OUTRAGE! organizes a gay and lesbian kiss-in at Piccadilly Circus in protest of a section of the Sexual Offences Act that makes public displays of affection between men illegal. Also this day in London, 7,000 demonstrators march to protest the recent arrest of gay male s/m devotees and other anti-gay/lesbian initiatives.

1997 – An episode of the Simpsons called “Homer’s Phobia” airs, exploring gay themes.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2001

Sex researcher/author  William Masters, of the research and writing team of Masters and (Virginia) Johnson, died of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 85. (Human Sexual Response, Human Sexual Inadequacy)

2006

Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumor that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.

2007

Britney Spears had a breakdown and shaved her head.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2015 – Lesbian singer Leslie Gore (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015) dies at 68.  She was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16 (in 1963) she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party“, and followed it up with other hits including “Judy’s Turn to Cry“, “She’s a Fool“, “You Don’t Own Me“, “Maybe I Know” and “California Nights“. Gore also worked as an actress and composed songs with her brother, Michael Gore, for the 1980 film Fame, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She hosted an LGBT-oriented public television show, In the Life, on American TV in the 2000s, and was active until 2014. In a 2005 interview with After Ellen, she stated she was a lesbian and had been in a relationship with luxury jewelry designer Lois Sasson since 1982.  She had known since she was 20 and stated that although the music business was “totally homophobic,” she never felt she had to pretend she was straight. At the time of her death, Gore and her partner Lois Sasson had been together for 33 years.

2016 – Washington State Supreme Court rules against discrimination based on sexual orientation in the “gay wedding flowers” case. The Washington Supreme Court rules unanimously that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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.

LGBTQ for February 15



BCE to The Suffragettes

02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery 

petitions at the age of 17.  In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her deepest relationships were with other women and she never married. She was said to be the “third person” in the marriage of Stanton, her longtime companion with whom she traveled for three decades giving speeches. Anthony’s feminism and quest for equal rights for women and blacks was the first plank in the platform women were building for social justice in America.In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Her first treatise on women’s suffrage noted, “ Universal manhood suffrage, by establishing an aristocracy or sex, imposes upon the women of this nation a more absolute and cruel despotism than monarchy; in that women finds a political master in her father, husband, brother, son. The aristocracies of the old world are based upon birth, wealth, refinement, education, nobility, brave deeds of chivalry; in this nation, on sex alone; exalting brute force above moral power, vice above virtue, ignorance above education, and the son above the mother who bore him.”

February 15, 1903

The first teddy bear in America was introduced by Russian immigrants Morris and Rose Michtom.

02-15-1907 — 01-01-1994   Cesar Romero – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American actor, singer, dancer, and vocal artist. He was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. In 1935, Romero played a leading role in The Devil is a Woman opposite Marlene Dietrich. In the 1960s classic TV show,

Batman Romero played the Joker. Romero never married and was described as a “confirmed bachelor.” He appeared frequently at Hollywood events escorting actresses, such as Joan Crawford, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, Jane Wyman, and Ginger Rogers. Many historians and biographers have speculated on Romero being closeted about his sexuality. According to stories he told author Boze Hadleigh for the 1996 book Hollywood Gays, he had a wide-ranging gay sex life. Because he was “out” to all his entertainment industry colleagues, it was also stated the Romero’s homosexuality was Hollywood’s worst kept secret. In 1946, Romero and Tyrone Power went on an 8-week vacation in Power’s private plane. They traveled to Mexico, Central, and South America. Romero died in 1994 from complications of a blood clot. 

02-15-1934 – 05-25-2005 Graham Kennedy – Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an Australian entertainer, radio, television, 

and film performer. Kennedy is the most awarded star of Australian television and was known as The King of Australian television. Kennedy was closeted, though it was an open secret within the Australian television community, the subject was not discussed openly until after his death. Rob Astbury, a former top Australian Sportscaster, published King and I: My Life with Graham Kennedy, recounting his 20 year relationship with Kennedy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Bill T. Jones (born February 15, 1952) is an Americanartistic directorchoreographerand dancer. Jones has received numerous awards for his work including the 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work in Fela!Jones and his lover of 17 years, Arnie Zane (September 26, 1948 – March 30, 1988) danced and choreographed together. As an openly gay interracial couple they pushed the envelope and challenged their audiences’ preconceived notions about gender, race and sexuality. In 1982, they cofounded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. In 1986, Zane was diagnosed with AIDS, which claimed his life two years later. Watching his life partner die gave Jones a new sense of passion and urgency. Jones continues to dance and choreograph for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 He has been called “one of the most notable, recognized modern-dance choreographers and directors of our time.” In 1971, Jones met and fell in love with Arnie Zane. The couple had a personal and professional relationship that lasted until Zane’s death from AIDS in 1988. Since 1993, Jones has been with Bjorn Amelan. They are now legally married. ( Top Photo of Jones & Zane – Bottom Photo of Jones & Amelan)

1958

Elvis Presley’s five-song EP “Jailhouse Rock” hit #18 in the U.K.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

1964

I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles was the #1 song for a third week.  Lesley Gore peaked at #2 with “You Don’t Own Me” while the new Beatles song “She Loves You” moved from 7 to 3. 

02-15-1968 Richard Blanco – Born in Madrid, Spain. His family were Cuban exiles that moved from Spain to Miami when he was an 

infant. He is an American poet, public speaker, author, and civil engineer. He is the fifth poet to read at a United States presidential inauguration. He read his poem, One Today, for Barack Obama’s second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. In the poem Queer Theory, According to My Grandmother, he described how his grandmother warned him as a young boy. “For God’s sake, never pee sitting down…/I’ve seen you” and “Don’t stare at The Six-Million Dollar Man./I’ve seen you” and “Never dance alone in your room.” He and his partner split their time between Bethel, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 15, 1970

After a Sly & the Family Stone concert ran hours late and resulted in more $1,000 damage at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall, the Daughters of the American Revolution imposed a ban against any further rock concerts at the venue.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1980 – William Friedkin’s Cruising opens nationwide and is blasted by critics (gay and straight) for its depiction of homosexuality, but also, as one critic puts it, “[its] narrative loopholes [and] unconvincing plot twists.”

1983 – Lesbian playwright Jane Chambers(27 March 1937 – February 15, 1983)(A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove) dies of a brain tumor at the age of 45. She was a “pioneer in writing theatrical works with openly lesbian characters”. Beth Allen was her lover, companion and manager.

02-15-1985 Natalie Morales – Born in Kendall, Florida. She is an American actress and 

starred in the ABC Family series The Middleman. Feature films she has appeared in include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance. Morales also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. On June 30, 2017, Morales came out on social media that she identified as queer. She plays the role as Rosie Casals in the film Battle of the Sexes that was released in September 22, 2017, starring Emma Stone as Billy Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.

1986

Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut was moving back up after 48 weeks of release.

Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and doubled at #1 on the pop chart

1989 – A Los Angeles jury awards Rock Hudson’s (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985)ex-lover, Marc Christian (born on June 23, 1953)$21.75 million in damages for the emotional distress he claims to have suffered upon learning that Hudson had AIDS. The award is later reduced to $5.5 million.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1993

“This is the crowning achievement of my career and they want to give it to me secretly. It’s like I’m in the kitchen doing all the cooking and the waiters get all the credit. I cried. . . .I’ve been waiting so long.” Little Richard’s reaction upon hearing he was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy but would have to accept it at a dinner the night before.

1995, Canada – premiers. The film is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein(born April 6, 1955) and Jeffrey Friedman (August 24, 1951). The film is based on Vito Russo‘s (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990)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 gaylesbianbisexualand transgendercharacters. The film was given a limited release in select theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.

1999 –Stephen Brady  (born 11 June 1959)and his partner Peter Stephens were the world’s first openly gay ambassadorial couple. Accompanied by Stephens, Brady presented his credentials as Australian Ambassador to Denmark, to Queen Margrethe II on February  15,1999.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2008 – Fifteen-year-old Lawrence King (January 13, 1993 – February 15, 2008)was shot on Feb. 12, 2008 and died two days later after a verbal exchange with 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in Oxnard, CA. King, an eighth-grader who identified as gay and occasionally wore makeup, high heels and other feminine attire to E. O. Green Junior High School, was shot in the head while in class at school. The story is captures in the documentary Valentine Road by director Marta Cunningham.

2009, Canada –  Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race American reality TV series. RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is widely considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen of all time. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.RuPaul has been with his Australian partner, Georges LeBar, since 1994, when they met at the Limelightnightclub in New York City. They married in January 2017. LeBar is a painter and runs a 50-acre ranch in Wyoming.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2013 – Robbie Rogers (born May 12, 1987)is a television producer and former American professional soccer player. On this day, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu  (19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998)in 1990. On May 26, 2013, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the LA Galaxy. Rogers began dating television writer producer Greg Berlanti  (born May 24, 1972)[in 2013, and on February 18, 2016, they welcomed their first son via surrogacy, They were married on December 2, 2017, in Malibu, California.

2019

Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo premieres.

2022

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/feb/15/story-of-trailblazing-gay-pop-song-kay-why

‘Nuns quivered at the naughty bits!’ The story of trailblazing gay pop song Kay, Why? | Pop and rock | The Guardian

Unknown to many, this hilarious slice of high camp 60s psychedelia is a sought-after cult classic, made when being gay was still taboo. Its secret creators speak for the very first timewww.theguardian.com

https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.68062/title.former-gucci-mane-artist-lil-wop-comes-out-as-bisexual

Former Gucci Mane Artist Lil Wop Comes Out As Bisexual

The rapper’s reveal was met with overwhelming support from fans in the comments.hiphopdx.com

queer movies have long been about reinforcing heteronormativity

http://www.thebeaverton.com

DEAR USA: Heterosexual women do not have equal rights.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/15/opinion/passing-equality-act-will-ensure-lgbtq-civil-rights/

Passing the Equality Act will ensure LGBTQ civil rights – The Boston Globe

This would not be a radical change, but it would be moral progress.www.bostonglobe.com

access to education and careers and secure housing

participation in society reduces suicide and increases the economy

https://thelogicalindian.com/lgbtq/aipc-lgbtq-community-33959

AIPC Forms Cell For LGBTQ Community; Aims At Skill Enhancement For Employment Opportunities

The AIPC has also organised webinars by Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist and Congress member from Karnataka, and with parents of queer people, where they spoke about their experience in…thelogicalindian.com

the problem of magical and delusional thinking….

the difference between a religion and a cult is supposedly the amount of time spent within that group

24/7 is a cult

the real difference between a cult and a religion, is that in the religion, the original cult members have died of naturalish causes

owing to suicide cults not leaving many followers

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/anti-lgbtq-pastor-claims-found-6-witches-infiltrating-church/

Anti-LGBTQ pastor claims he has found 6 witches infiltrating his church / LGBTQ Nation

“You better look in my eyeballs, ’cause we ain’t afraid of you, you stinkin’ witch…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.press-citizen.com/story/opinion/2022/02/15/opinion-only-federal-law-can-fully-protect-lgbtq-iowans/6707677001/

Opinion: Only federal law can fully protect LGBTQ Iowans

I’ve witnessed the continued struggles LGBTQ people confront — and I know that our state’s nondiscrimination protections are not enough to shield them.www.press-citizen.com

https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/budapest-restaurants-leave-a-table-for-lgbtq-couples-afraid-to-celebrate-in-public-9930

Budapest restaurants leave a table for LGBTQ couples afraid to celebrate in public | TheMayor.EU

35 Restaurants in Budapest leave a rainbow-coloured candle on an empty table, raising awareness for LGBTQ couples, who are too afraid to celebrate love in a public space. According to Hungarian advoca..www.themayor.eu

this is where personal bigotry gets systemic:

first books, then people

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-15/over-100-bills-limiting-lgbtq-and-race-talk-in-u-s-schools-have-been-introduced-this-year

Over 100 Bills Limiting LGBTQ and Race Talk in U.S. Schools Have Been Introduced This Year

Anti-LGBTQ+ activists are building on momentum from anti-critical race theorywww.bloomberg.com

those against are okay with suicide rates, it is outsourced genocide and it pointed to by those who oppress us as evidence that we are mentally ill

when it is really their being bothered by others that is mental illness

religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusion

and that includes name calling others all the way to violence

when a delusion is rejected and called out by others

https://news.wfsu.org/state-news/2022-02-15/lgbtq-authors-and-advocates-say-floridas-dont-say-gay-bill-could-hurt-teens

LGBTQ authors and advocates say a plan to curb school talk about sex and gender identity could hurt teens | WFSU News

The bill would prohibit discussions about gender identity or sexual orientation in primary grade levels.news.wfsu.org

“OUTinPerth revealed back in December that the Girl Guides of WA’s new CEO was exploring options for changing the organisation’s rules so that transgender girls would no longer be able to be part of the membership. “

So she was victimized for protecting girls and being for women

funny how heterosexual maledom is one gender and everyone else under woman, when there are supposed to be more than two….

Former Guides CEO Karyn Lisignoli says she’s a victim of “cancel culture” | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture

Karyn Lisignoli, who spent less than a fortnight as the CEO of Girl Guides WA before being fired, says she’s a victim of “cancel culture”. www.outinperth.com

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/sonal-chauhan-calls-for-better-lgbt-representation-in-bollywood-101644914681323.html

Sonal Chauhan calls for better LGBT representation in Bollywood | Bollywood – Hindustan Times

The conversations around the evolving portrayal of the queer community in Bollywood have increased manifold in the recent past | Bollywoodwww.hindustantimes.com

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jurgen-klopp-lgbt-liverpool-awards-26234744

Jurgen Klopp nominated in 2022 British LGBT Awards alongside Lady Gaga and Olly Alexander – Mirror Online

The Liverpool manager has been recognised for his efforts while the club as a whole have also been nominated for an award thanks to their recent ‘Red Together’ campaignwww.mirror.co.uk

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/a39074806/lgbt-history-month/

LGBT History Month – historic LGBTQIA+ icons to know

Every February the UK celebrates LGBT+ History Month this is everything you need to know including why LGBT History Month is celebratedwww.cosmopolitan.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/02/15/lgbt-rights-under-renewed-pressure-hungary

LGBT Rights Under Renewed Pressure in Hungary | Human Rights Watch

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and the groups who work to protect them are under fresh pressure in Hungary.www.hrw.org

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The Lavender Effect

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people link events link

February 15 – A Brief History of the LGBT+ Experience: Pt 2

https://kimon.hosting.nyu.edu › sites › syllabus-2017

Feb 15, 2017 — Ghaziani, Amin. “The Reinvention of Heterosexuality.” The Gay and Lesbian Review, v. 17, n. 3, May-June 2010: 27-29. Halperin, David M.

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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.

LGBTQ2 for February 14

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-14-1847 – 07-02-1919   Anna Howard Shaw – Born in Newcastle-upon-

Tyne, England. When she was four, she and her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the U.S. In 1887, Shaw met Susan B. Anthony. Shaw played a key role in the merging of Susan B. Anthony’s suffrage group with that of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s. It became the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and beginning in 1904, Shaw was its president for the next eleven years. Shaw’s life-partner was Lucy Elmina Anthony, niece of Susan B. Anthony. Shaw and Anthony lived together for thirty years, and she was by her bedside when she died. Her 1915 speech “The Fundamental Principle of a Republic” was listed as #27 in American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century.

02-14-1890 – 12-16-1956 Nina Hamnett – Born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 

Wales. She was a Welsh artist, writer, and an expert on sailors’ chanteys (maritime songs sung by the sailors as they worked). Called the Queen of Bohemia, Hamnett was unconventional and openly bisexual. Her friends included Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Serge Diaghilev, and Jean Cocteau. In 1932, she published Laughing Torso, a memoir about her bohemian life. It was a best seller in the UK and the US. In 1956, she fell out of her apartment window. It was never determined if she fell because she was drunk or if it was suicide.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008) and Phyllis Lyon (born November 10, 1924)meet in 1950, become partners in 1952. On this day in 1953 they moved in together. They founded Daughters of Bilitis and, decades later, were the first couple in the U.S. to be legally married.

1953 – British-American writer, Christopher Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986), 48, meets  portrait artistDon Bachardy (born May 18, 1934), 18, in California. They were partners until Isherwood’s death in 1986.

February 14, 1956

Actor Tab Hunter receives over 62,000 Valentines from a large following of female fans. A year later, he would have his first hit record with “Young Love”. His Heartthrob Status faded, and in the 1970s, he would make Jon Waters movies and later come out as gay, exposing the sexual oppression in Hollywood. 

February 14, 1958

On CBS-TV, Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government had banned rock ‘n’ roll because it was against the concepts of Islam and also a health hazard. Iranian doctors backed up the government’s “unhealthy” claim, warning of hip damage due to “extreme gyrations.”

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

02-14-1961 Shannon Price Minter – Place of birth unknown, he grew up in 

East Texas. He is a transgender man and legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Minter first gained national recognition in 2001 when he represented Sharon Smith, the domestic partner of Diane Whipple who was killed by dog mauling in San Francisco. He won the case. In 2009, Minter was the lead attorney arguing before the California Supreme Court to overturn California Proposition 8. He has taught law at Stanford University, Golden Gate University, and Santa Clara University.

02-14-1962 – 05-07-2002 Kevyn Aucoin – Born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was an American make-up artist, photographer, and author. He realized he 

was gay at the age of six. Aucoin moved to New York City and was discovered by Vogue. His career took off after his cover shoot with Vogue’s supermodel Cindy Crawford. At his peak, he would  be booked months in advance and could command as much as $6,000 for a makeup session. Aucoin’s parents eventually came to accept his homosexuality and started a chapter of P-FLAG in Lafayette, Louisiana. Aucoin was diagnosed with a rare pituitary tumor. He died on May 7th, 2002 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

February 14, 1967

Aretha Franklin recorded one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*–“Respect” at Atlantic Records Studio in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

The musical “Grease,” starring Barry Bostwick and Adrienne Barbeau, opened Off Broadway at the Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan. The production moved to Broadway and the Broadhurst Theatre on June 7, 1972. Two more theaters and 3,388 performances later, the show closed on April 13, 1980.

Canada – In Toronto Judge Sydney Harris finds Pink Triangle Press, publisher of The Body Politic, and three officers not guilty of publishing obscenity

First meeting of the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, named for the partner of Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946), takes place in San Francisco. It was founded by political activist Jim Foster, becoming the country’s first gay Democratic political club. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of PittsburghPennsylvania, and raised in OaklandCalifornia, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo PicassoErnest HemingwayF. Scott FitzgeraldSinclair LewisEzra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.Alice Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century, and the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein.

02-14-1972   Angela Craig – Born in West Helena, Arkansas. She is an 

American politician from the state of Minnesota representing the 2nd district. In 2018, she defeated the Republican and became the first openly lesbian mother to be elected to Congress, the first woman to be elected in Minnesota’s 2nd district, and the first openly gay person elected to Congress from Minnesota. Crain and her wife, Cheryl Greene, have four children. 

February 14, 1973

A male fan tries to kiss David Bowie, who was wearing a white dress during his Valentine’s Day show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Which  David Bowie collapsed at the end of, reportedly from exhaustion.

February 14, 1977

US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1981

ABBA continued to have the #1 Adult Contemporary song with the fantastic “The Winner Takes It All”.

02-14-1984 Wes Goodman – Born in Morrow County, Ohio. He is a former 

American politician who was the state representative for the 87th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican that voted anti-LGBT and described himself as a conservative Christian and supporter of “traditional marriage.” On November 14, 2017, Goodman resigned his seat after being caught having sex in his office with another man. Following his resignation, additional men came forward saying Goodman had sex with them. Goodman also sought men on Craig’s list. Another example of a Republican hypocrite.

1984, Australia – Elton John (25 March 1947)marries German recording tech Renate Blauel in Sydney. They divorce in 1988 after he comes out as gay. John is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In 1993, he began a relationship with  David Furnish(born 25 October 1962), a former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto, Canada. On December 21, 2005 (the day the UK Civil Partnership Act became law), John and Furnish were among the first couples in the UK to form a civil partnership, which was held at the Windsor Guildhall. After marriageequality became legal in England in March 2014, John and Furnish married in Windsor, Berkshire, on December 21, 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership. They have two sons.

1985

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine’s Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, “You Give Good Love” (#3), “Saving All My Love For You” (#1), “How Will I Know” (#1), and “Greatest Love Of All” (#1).

1988: Three lesbian guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show are introduced as “women who hate men.” Yolanda Retter Vargas (December 4, 1947 – August 18, 2007)and two other women spoke of  “lesbian separatism,” an offshoot of a feminist movement that strikes against male patriarchy in all levels of society. Vargas, then Director of Women’s Programs at LA’s Lesbian Center, and her friends were introduced as “women who hate men,” a label that made it all the easier for bigots to hate them and for LGBT activists to compare the women to conservatives. It was not a high-point for lesbians, feminists or Oprah, and was just one of the many sensationalized gay stories Oprah covered during this era. In addition to a comparatively progressive 1986 episode on homophobia, Oprah aired “Women Who Turn to Lesbianism” (1988), “All The Family is Gay” (1991), “Straight Spouses and Gay Ex-Husbands” (1992) and “Lesbians and Gay Baby Boom” (1993). Oprah has since become a vocal supporter for equality and LGBT civil rights off-camera, too, and in 2013 suggested that same-sex couples can actually help strengthen the institution of marriage.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1991 – San Francisco becomes the first city to register same-sex domestic partners.

1992

Wayne’s World, the motion picture starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, opens in movie theaters across the US. The use of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the film propelled the song to No.2 on the US singles charts nearly 20 years after its first release.

1998

Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

1999

Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV Elton John did a version of “Your Song” on an episode  titled “I’m With Cupid.”

The “Titanic” Soundtrack was the #1 album for the fourth straight week.  Celine Dion was a solid #2 with Let’s Talk About Love.  Listeners couldn’t get enough of the song “My Heart Will Go On”, which was on both albums.  The “Spiceworld” Soundtrack by the Spice Girls was next, #6   The Backstreet Boys with their debut and the first Spice Girls album, Spice, moved back up to #10 after 52 weeks of release.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2001

“Timeless–Live in Concert,” winner of four Emmy Awards and billed as Barbra Streisand‘s farewell concert, aired on Fox-TV.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2012,

Uganda – Police raid an LGBT Rights conference after the state minister orders the conference to be stopped.

Whitney Houston, whose majestic voice helped her place 32 songs on the Billboard Pop chart between 1985 and 2001, passed away at the age of 48. Daughter of Cissy Houston of The Sweet Inspirations. Whitney’s own daughter would die the same manner the following year.

Whitney – the Final Elvis Career Move

02-14-2013

In a historic Valentine’s Day vote, the Illinois Senate passed a bill clearing the way for same-sex couples to be legally 

married in the Land of Lincoln. The bill was delayed by the House until November 5, 2013, which passed an amended version of the bill by a narrow margin. Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Illinois since being signed into law by Governor Par Quinn on November 20, 2013. It took effect on June 1 ,2014. (The state had civil unions available for same-sex couples since June 2011.)

2015

Lady Gaga got engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!,” she captioned a photo of a heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram two days later. They split up in 2016.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link

events link

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last year on this blog:

Our Daily Elvis

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.

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