BCE to The Suffragettes
1513: Spanish conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers a community of cross-dressing males in present-day Panama and, according to reports, feeds at least 40 of them to his dogs. It is widely speculated that he slaughtered them all.
1726, France – Diplomat, spy and soldier Chevalier d’Eon (5 October 1728 – 21 May 1810), who lived his first 49 years as a man and her last 33 years as a woman, is born in Tonnerre Burgundy, France. Doctors who examined d’Éon’s body after death discovered “male organs in every respect perfectly formed” but also feminine characteristics.
1840 – John Addington Symonds (5 October 1840 – 19 April 1893) is born. He is one of the earliest scholars of gay and lesbian issues. Symonds assisted Havelock Ellis in the writing of Sexual Inversion.A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies of writers and artists. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality) which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships, referring to it as l’amour de l’impossible (love of the impossible).He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.
10-04-1887 – 01-17-1974 Miriam Van Waters – Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She
was an American feminist best known for her prison reform. In 1932, Van Waters began a long-term appointment as superintendent at the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women at Framingham. Most of the inmates were serving time for prostitution, extramarital sex, or alcoholism. She emphasized rehabilitation. She also developed a donor base amongst female philanthropists, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Addams, Margaret Mead, and Frances Perkins. While inmates worked on manufacturing clothing and flags or worked in the kitchen or prison farm unit, Van Waters developed educational opportunities for the inmates as well, that included an art and crafts course, literary class, drama class, prison newspaper, hikers club, and a parole club. She also pioneered separate accommodation for younger inmates as well as nursing mothers. When the state legislature tried to
separate infants from nursing mothers, Van Waters successfully lobbied against the proposed legislation. Van Waters was a lesbian and had to remain in the closet. In 1949 ‘moral panic’ against ‘prison lesbianism’ almost got her dismissed as superintendent. It was her female network that prompted widespread protest of her firing. Van Waters eluded being outed and destroyed two decades of romantic letters from her lifelong companion, Geraldine Morgan Thompson (1872-1967). She retired in 1957, remaining lovers with Thompson until Thompson’s death in 1967. (Photo of Miriam Van Waters with Eleanor Roosevelt)
10-04-1907 – 01-27-1994 Alain Daniélou – Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (just west of Paris). He was a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist. Daniélou converted to Shaivite Hinduism and became an expert. He studied piano and singing. Daniélou and his lover, Swiss photographer, Raymond Burnier, went to India in 1932. They were fascinated by the art and culture and were among the first Westerners to visit India’s famed erotic temples in the village of Khajuraho. Burnier’s photographs made the temples internationally known. In 1935, Daniélou enrolled at the Banaras Hindu University, where he studied Hindu music, Sanskrit, Indian philosophy, and Hindu religion for the next fifteen years. He was taught to play the veena, a stringed instrument (the Hindu goddess Saraswati plays one), by Shivendranath Basu and was able to play professionally. Upon his return to Europe in 1960, he was appointed an advisor to UNESCO’s International Music Council. He is the author of over thirty books on Indian music and culture.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
10-04-1941 – 12-11-2021 Anne Rice – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and
erotica. She is best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles. In the mid-2000s Rice returned to Catholicism. Several years later she distanced herself from organized Christianity, citing disagreement with the Church’s stances on social issues. Rice was a vocal supporter of equality for gay men and lesbians, including marriage rights. She also supported abortion rights and birth control and has written extensively on those issues. She considers herself a secular humanist. Rice’s novels are popular in the LGBT community, some of whom have perceived her vampire character as allegorical symbols of isolations and social alienation. Rice commented, “From the beginning, I’ve had gay fans and gay readers who felt that my work involved a sustained gay allegory…I didn’t set out to do that, but that was what they perceived. So even when Christopher (her son) was a baby, I had gay readers and gay friends and knew gay people, and lived in the Castro district of San Francisco, which was a gay neighborhood.” Rice’s son Christopher is gay. She died on December 11, 2021 of complication from a stoke. Her death was announced by her son.
Blogger Nina Notes: Anne Rice was queen of the heterosexual women wanting to be gay men.
10-04-1942 Jóhanna Siguroardottir – Born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is a former politician and former Prime Minister of Iceland. In 2009, she became the Prime Minister and Forbes listed her among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world. In
September 2012, Johanna announced she would not seek re-election and would retire from politics. She has been married and divorced. In 2002, she joined a civil union with Jónína Leósdóttir (born 1954), an author and playwright. In 2010, when same-sex marriage was legalized in Iceland, the couple changed their civil union into a marriage, becoming one of the first married same-sex couples in Iceland. She was the world’s first out gay head of government of the modern era. When asked what the most important gender issue of today is, she answered, “To fight the pay gap between men and women.”
1943 –Lani Ka’ahumanu (born October 5, 1943) is a bisexual and feminist writer and activist. She is openly bisexual and writes and speaks on sexuality issues frequently. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Bisexuality.
10-04-1946 Susan Sarandon – Born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. She is an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award Winner. She has been nominated five times for Best Actress and won the Academy Award for Dead Man Walking (1995). She is also a five-time Emmy Award nominee for her work in television. Sarandon is also well known for her
social and political activism. She was appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006. In 1995, she was one of many Hollywood actors, directors and writers interviewed for the documentary The Celluloid Closet, which looked at how Hollywood film have depicted homosexuality. In 1983 she was in the film The Hunger, which generated controversy due to her lesbian love scene with Catherine Deneuve. In the film, she was originally supposed to be drunk but said, “Who needs to be drunk to go to bed with Catherine Deneuve?” She became a public advocate for the gay community in the early days of the AIDS epidemic “when there were huge demonstrations that didn’t even find their way into the New York Times. Having lost a lot of very close friends, who were given the message to die in shame somewhere out of sight, that activated me very quickly.”
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to achieve Earth orbit in space. Sputnik fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.
10-04-1957 Sarah K. Peake – Born in Bronxville, New York. She is an American politician from Massachusetts. A Democrat, she has served in the
Massachusetts House pf Representatives since 2007. Since Peake is married to Lynn Mogell and is one of five openly LGBT members of the state house.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1961 – The movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, written by openly gay Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) and adapted for the screen by George Axelrod, opens in theaters.
The Beatles make their first appearance on the UK rock and roll TV show Ready Steady Go!, where they are interviewed by fellow performer and closet Lesbian, Dusty Springfield.
1969: One of the first LGBT news publications in the United States, The Washington Blade, released its first issue. Still actively in publication today, editors originally titled the paper The Gay Blade and distributed it to members of the LGBT community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. (h/t Quist)
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit, 27 year old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel . “Me and Bobby McGee” would reach number one in early 1971, her highest chart success since “Piece Of My Heart” with Big Brother And The Holding Company in 1968. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single ‘Me And Bobby McGee’, and the 1971 US No.1 album ‘Pearl’. She was known as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” and as “Pearl” to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.
10-04-1972 Racheline Maltese – Born in New York City, New York. She is an American actress and writer. She has written a gay
romance series Love in Los Angeles, set in the film and television industry. It’s published by Torquere Press. She has a degree in journalism from George Washington University. Maltese has also studied acting and has been in an extra in films. Maltese did get film credit for the 2008 film Revolutionary Road. She is an out lesbian and lives with her partner in New York City.
10-04-1974 Female Trouble is released. A John Waters film, starring Divine (as Dawn Davenport), David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, and Edith Massey.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’
The Smiths made their live debut at the Ritz in Manchester England, supporting Blue Rondo A La Turk.
1987 – Traverse City, Michigan, votes unanimously to repeal a law banning the sale of condoms in city limits
90s: Slurs Reclaimed: Act Up! Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation
1990 – Dennis Barrie, director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, was acquitted of obscenity charges after displaying a Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) exhibit
10-04-1996 Bound is released in the US. Directed by the Wachowskis, it is their feature film directorial debut. The film stars Jennifer Tily, Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano. Bound was praised for its humor and style of the directors as well as the realistic portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a mainstream film. It was also criticized for excessive violence. The film won several festival awards.
Farm Aid ’97 raised over $1 million for U.S. farmers.
1998: United States Congress killed a bill by House Representative Frank Riggs (R-CA) that unfairly targeted LGBT Californians. The bill would have prohibited San Francisco from using federal housing funds to implement an ordinance that would protect individuals living with domestic partners.
1999 – African scholar Ali Mazrui criticizes Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for targeting gay and lesbian citizens for harassment and arrest.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Unnamed Common Oppressor VS: Heterosexual women VS Trans vs LGB/
Court of First Instance of Hong Kong dismissed a judicial review in W v. Registrar of Marriages filed by a transsexual person, which concerned the constitutionality of marriage legislation and the interpretation of the “one man and one woman” clause.
The Katy Perry single “The One That Got Away” was released to radio stations in the U.S.
62-year-old Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA fame, announced that she was preparing for a comeback after a break of more than eight years. Her last album, “My Colouring Book”, was released in 2004.
California Governor Jerry Brown signs Seth’s Law, requiring school districts across the state have a uniform process for dealing with complaints about bullying and mandating that school personnel intervene, when safe to do so, to stop bullying.
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LGBT History Month — October 5: Melvin Boozer – QNotes
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
To Each Decade it’s Age of Understanding, do not under consider differing geographies, nor the heterosexual clash of cultures – in particular – do not read backwards the words of humans now to earlier ages, to each own expression in culture and under legal conditions; and to all biology applies, regardless of what humans think is understood, rather than told, the why and when.
Sex the act of; is central to religion, war – who gets to what to who- vs which has had a no.
Understood as noting to be debated, quibbled nor negotiated.
Both in personal lives, in public and the workplaces, which were gender divided owing to sexual roles, across cultures and times.
music and movie information from my previous blog
where I note, The Last Elvis Secret given what the Memphis Mafia wrote about Presley Parties, the only thing not officially and rarely luridly written about was the balance of probability Elvis Presley was bisexual, and was described by heterosexual men as being so attractive as to raise a question – including Jerry Reed, writer and performer. And given Larry Geller’s descriptions of being accused by other Memphis Mafia members of being gay with Elvis during the private hair cut sessions -rather makes it seem the Memphis Mafia were jealous, and with Larry having to point out that were they admitting Elvis was bisexual?
As if Geller, a Hollywood hairdress would have a problem and his challenge back to those accusers was were they admitting Elvis was bisexual with the accusation? the last Elvis secret, along with the suicide note left in 1977, all swore to not reveal.
And each Memphis Mafia Member book was all about the orgies and parties Elvis made them attend, as if that was not why they were his friends acquired over time, to Red West, who saved Elvis from high school bathroom beatings and haircuts.
from my original blog:
Books: Elvis My Best Man by George Klein and Genuine Elvis by Ronnie McDowel
Book: Baby Let’s Play House – Alanna Nash
With the new theatric Biopic that will reveal Elvis’ self harm in both diet and injuries as a pretense to get cancer level drugs from doctors and dentists and anyone who would administer anything, including an induced week long coma for weight loss in Vegas, known to any Elvis fan who read:
the Darkest Elvis Secret was said by his StepMom on National USA tv. That one can be famous and rich and be depressed, connects to why western nations have the highest suicide rates: direct/obvious and passive. In 2017 it was revealed Elvis Presley left a suicide note, and that was why the life insurance policy was never cashed.
Was There A Dark Side to Elvis and Gladys?
It is important to note that the majority of sexual predators and murderers are males who victimize: pick the most inclusive or the most diverse statement of victim categories:
A) women and other men
B) men and women
C) heterosexual men, heterosexual women and LGBTQ2
D) heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay/bisexual men, bisexual women, lesbians and NB/Transpersons
now factor in how to phrase that sentence and include 1 ethnicity 2 disability – physical of body and/or of the brain and persons without religion/spirituality
The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.
the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.
There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.
Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.
the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.