LGBTQ2 for January 16

BCE to The Suffragettes

1847, Canada – Eliza McCormick of Ontario is arrested after posing as a man and proposing marriage to a woman. A Hartford, CT newspaper dubs her “a female Lothario” for living as a man. McCormick had taken on a male persona for two to three years and during this time had at least six courtships, three to whom she proposed and was accepted. One of these women, a dressmaker, even made her own wedding dress. According to The Transgender Foundation of America’s (TFA) Archive in Houston, Texas, social shame was used to force McCormick to conform to typical gender norms after McCormick was jailed.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: 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.

There is lesbian history of butch/femme; which is conditional upon the femme being in full awareness of the body of her partner.

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.

there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

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; 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 inviduals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950 was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

1887 – George Kelly (16 January 1887 – 18 June 1974)was born in Philadelphia. He was an American playwrightscreenwriterdirector, and actor. He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer. He became best known for his satiric comedies, including The Torch-Bearers (1922) and The Show-Off (1924). Kelly maintained a 55-year relationship with his lover William Ellsworth Weagley, Jr., (January 12, 1891 – November 25, 1975) until his death. Weagley was often referred to as Kelly’s valet. That Kelly was gay was a closely guarded secret and went unacknowledged by his family to the point of not inviting Weagley to his funeral but Weagley slipped in and sat quietly on a back seat.

1901 – New York City politician Murray Hall (1841 – January 16, 1901)dies of cancer. He was a New York City bail bondsman and Tammany Hall politician. A poker-playing, whiskey-drinking man-about-town, after his death, the fact that he was biologically female is revealed by the coroner, astonishing and confounding his daughter and his associates. Born inGovan,Scotlandas Mary Anderson, Hall lived as a man for nearly 25 years, able to work as a politician and vote in a time when women were denied such rights. At the time of his death, he resided with his second wife and their adopted daughter.

1929, UK – The first edition of the BBC’s “The Listener” is published, stays in print until 1991. Joe Randolph “J. R.” Ackerley(4 November 1896 – 4 June 1967), who was openly gay despite homosexuality being illegal at the time, was its literary editor from 1935 until 1959. Ackerly was a British writer and editor. Starting with the BBC the year after its founding in 1927, he was promoted to literary editor of The Listener, its weekly magazine, where he served for more than two decades. He published many emerging poets and writers who became influential in Great Britain. He was openly homosexual, a rarity in his time when homosexuality was forbidden by law and socially ostracized.

1933 – Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay “Notes on ‘Camp’“, in 1964. Her best-known works include On PhotographyAgainst InterpretationStyles of Radical WillThe Way We Live NowIllness as MetaphorRegarding the Pain of OthersThe Volcano Lover, and In America. Sontag was active in writing and speaking about, or travelling to, areas of conflict, including during the Vietnam War and the Siege of Sarajevo. She wrote extensively about photography, culture and media, AIDS and illness, human rights, and communism and leftist ideology. Although her essays and speeches sometimes drew controversy, she has been described as “one of the most influential critics of her generation.”  Sontag lived with ‘H’, the writer and model Harriet Sohmers Zwerling whom she first met at U. C. Berkeley from 1958 to 1959. Afterwards, Sontag was the partner of María Irene Fornés(born May 14, 1930), a Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director. Upon splitting with Fornes, she was involved with an Italian aristocrat, Carlotta Del Pezzo, and the German academic Eva Kollisch. Sontag was also romantically involved with the American artists Jasper JohnsPaul Thek, writer Joseph Brodsky. During the early 1970s, Sontag lived with Nicole Stéphane, a Rothschild banking heiress turned movie actress, and, later, the choreographer Lucinda Childs. With Annie Leibovitz(born October 2, 1949), Sontag maintained a relationship stretching from the later 1980s until her final years.

January 16, 1938

Benny Goodman and his band played their historic concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, regarded as a significant turning point in jazz history. It signaled the beginning of the acceptance of jazz by mainstream audiences.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-16-1942 – 01-03-2009 Carol Adair – Place of birth unknown. She was married to poet Kay Ryan. They were together for 30 years until her 

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death in 2009. She taught English and humanities at Cogswell College in San Francisco. In 1985 she began teaching at the College of Marin, specializing in English as a Second Language and English Skills.

01-16-1946 – 09-21-2015 Honey Lee Cottrell – Born in Astoria, Oregon. She was a lesbian photographer and filmmaker. Cottrell lived most of her life in San Francisco. She funded her early artistic work by 

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serving as a waiter on cruise ships, earning a certificate as a merchant seaman. In the mid-1970s in San Francisco, she became well known for her photography of women. Her work became influential in representations of lesbian sex and feminist lesbian portraiture. Cottrell was a co-founder of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project. She died of pancreatic cancer on September 21, 2015. Cottrell donated her archives to the Cornell University Library Human Sexuality Collection: “a gesture in keeping with her lifelong goal of empathetically reflecting and documenting the lives and sexualities of the lesbian and gay community, beginning in an era when they were expected to live on the margins and in the shadows.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Julie Anne Peters (born January 16, 1952) is an American author of young adult fiction. Peters has published over 20 works, mostly novels, geared toward children and adolescents, many of which feature LGBT characters. In addition to the United States, Peters’s books have been published in numerous countries, including South Korea, China, Croatia, Germany, France, Italy, Indonesia, Turkey and Brazil. Her 2004 book Luna was the first young-adult novel with a transgender character to be released by a mainstream publisher.

January 16, 1957

In New Orleans, Little Richard recorded “Lucille.”

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

January 16, 1965

In Britain’s Melody Maker music magazine, Beatles manager Brian Epstein was quoted as saying, “I give the Beatles two or three years more at the top.”

1967: The Louisiana Supreme Court rules that the state’s statutory ban on “unnatural carnal copulation” applies to women engaged in oral sex with other women.

01-16-1967 Andrea James – Place of birth unknown. She grew up in Indiana. James is a transgender pioneer. She is an American writer, 

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producer, and director, and trans woman who is an LGBT rights activist. In 2003, together with author and entertainer Calpernia Addams, she co-founded Deep Stealth Productions to create content by and for transgender people. She is the host of the instructional program, Finding Your Female Voice. She produced and performed in the first all-transgender cast of The Vagina Monologues in 2004. James was a script consultant for Transamerica, a 2005 film, helping actress Felicity Huffman prepare for her role as a transsexual 

01-16-1968 Anders Gåsland – Born in Norway, place unknown. He is a former Norwegian politician. Openly gay, he is considered an important promoter of gay rights in Norway. In 1992 he took over as 

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chairman of the Youth of the Christian People’s Party, the youth wing of the Christian Democratic Party. In the autumn of 1992 he came forward as a homosexual, in the prime time news program Lørdagsrevyen. Shortly after, he was removed from the party ticket for the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1993. He was also pressured to resign as chairman of the Youth of the Christian People’s Party. In 1993 he published the autobiographical book Alitid freidig which details his experience as a gay person in the Christian Democratic Party. He now works as a psychiatrist.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

On the USA Charts #9 Barbra Streisand with “Stoney End” 

1979

Cher and Gregg Allman divorced.

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

1981 – The first conference in the eastern U.S. for Black Lesbians opens in Brooklyn, New York. It was called “Becoming Visible: Survival for Black Lesbians. The first “Becoming Visible” conference in the country, though, was in San Francisco in October, 1980. The First Black Lesbian Conference was an outgrowth from the First National Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference by the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays which was held in 1979, in Washington, DC. Although there had been previous conferences supporting both lesbians and gays, the First Black Lesbian Conference was the first in the United States with the mission to hold a conference with the sole focus of supporting African-Americans lesbians. In the decades leading to the conference, it was not uncommon for other various organizations to push African-American lesbian women out, as a result of the lack of knowledge surrounding diversity of sexual orientation and race.Prominent activists in the African-American Lesbian Liberation Movement were keynote speakers for the First Black Lesbian Conference. These speakers included Andrea Ruth Canaan, Pat Norman, and Angela Davis.The First Black Lesbian Conference was coordinated by 8 individuals: Rani Eversley, Kenya Johnson, Rose Mitchell, Marie Renfro, Janna Rickerson, Elizabeth Summers, and Patricia Tilley.

1982

Barbra Streisand’s compilation album Memories was #10.

1984

The Eurythmics released the single “Here Comes The Rain Again”.

1986ABBA  reunited briefly to record “Tivedshambo” for their former manager Stig Anderson on the Swedish television show This is Your Life.  The show was televised on January 18.1987The Beastie Boys became the first act censored on “American Bandstand.”

1987The Beastie Boys became the first act censored on “American Bandstand.”

1988

George Michael went to No.1 on the US album charts with his debut solo album ‘Faith’, which went on to sell over 8 million copies.

1988

 a live version of “Candle In The Wind” by Elton John reached #7,  with #9 “Faith” from George Michael

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

1993

 Whitney Houston collected a seventh week at #1 on the R&B chart with the across-the-board smash “I Will Always Love You” and  held a grip on #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fifth week with “I Will Always Love You”, while same song continued its climb up history with an eighth week at #1.  That moved Whitney into a four-way tie and at that time only seven songs had spent more weeks at #1.

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

2004

In Santa Barbara, California, Michael Jackson appeared in court and pled not guilty to seven charges of child molestation. He arrived 21 minutes late and was admonished by the judge who said, “Mr. Jackson, you have started out on the wrong foot here; it is an insult to the court.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Queer community has to fight against child exploitation more than the heterosexuals who are the majority of the problem: heterosexual men more than women who are oppressed by men

2009

Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail for falsely imprisoning a male escort. The 47-year-old singer admitted handcuffing Audun Carlsen to a wall in April 2007, but said he did so because Carlsen had stolen photos from his laptop.

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

2014

Michael Jackson’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray lost his appeal to have his conviction of involuntary manslaughter overturned by a Los Angeles court.

2015London’s O2 arena, O2 Academy Brixton and SSE Wembley Arena were among a string of U.K. venues that banned the use of “selfie sticks” over health and safety concerns. A selfie stick is an extendable phone and camera holder that allow the user to take a wider image or group shot.

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-organization-expanding-mmiwg2s-family-support-1.6314300Regina organization expanding MMIWG2S family support, education through culturally sensitive ‘tool kits’ | CBC NewsCaring Hearts Counselling in Regina is putting federal money to use by expanding the work it’s doing to help families affected by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirited People’s.www.cbc.ca

the lesbian agenda differs from the gay one, eh

https://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/peach-prc-lesbian/TikTok’s Pop Princess Peach PRC Came Out As A Lesbian In A Huge Win For The Gay AgendaAustralia’s biggest export on TikTok, singer Peach PRC, has come out as a queer woman in an Instagram post. You love to see it.www.pedestrian.tv

more oppression, more depression, anyone surprised?

https://www.wtkr.com/news/survey-reveals-lgbtq-youth-in-south-have-higher-rates-of-suicide-than-any-other-regionsSurvey reveals LGBTQ youth in South have higher rates of suicide than any other regionLGBTQ youth suicide is on the rise especially in the south that according to a newly released report that surveyed more than 20,000 people ages 13-24.www.wtkr.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1622, France – French writer Moliere (15 January 1622 – 17 February 1673) was born in Paris as Jean Baptiste Poquelin. He was a playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. While it may be easy to dismiss some of the commentary about him as the ramblings of jealous rivals, it is known that Moliere fell in love with 15-year old Michel Baron (8 October 1653 – 22 December 1729) after taking him into his home saving him from a troop of young actors of which he was the star. The romance ruined his marriage but Michel was with him until his death. Michel was a French actor and playwright.

1777 – The Vermont Republic is created out of the Province of New Hampshire and the Province of New York, thus legalizing same-sex intercourse in the Republic of Vermont.

1815, France – In the aftermath of the death of lesbian actress Françoise Marie Antoinette Saucerotte (3 March 1756 – 15 January 1815) , known as Mlle Raucourt, her mourners riot because clergy refuse to admit her body to St. Roch. She received considerable criticism for her relationships with women, the most famous of whom was opera singer Sophie Arnould (13 February 1740, Paris – 18 October 1802, Paris)..

01-15-1864 – 05-16-1952 Frances “Fannie” Benjamin Johnston – Born in Grafton, West 

Virginia. She was a photographer and photojournalist whose career lasted for almost fifty years. She is best known for her portraits, photos of southern architecture, and photos of African American and Native Americans. Johnston was from a wealthy and well connected family which gave her access to famous people. She took the last portrait of President McKinley before he was assassinated. She was involved romantically with Mattie Edwards Hewitt, a successful home and garden photographer in her own right. Johnston was named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects for her work in preserving old and endangered buildings. Her photographs have been purchased by many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Virginian Museum of Fine Arts, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Johnston died in 1952 in her home in the French Quarter in New Orleans that she bought in 1940.

1893, UK – British musical comedy performer Ivor Novello (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951) was born in Cardiff Wales. He was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. It seems everyone except the millions of women of swooned over the star knew he was gay. Novello wrote the famous World War I song “Keep the home fires Burning,” but it is not clear which soldier he was keeping them burning for. Even Winston Churchill admitted to having a one night stand with Novello.


1926 – The 15th annual Greenwich Village Ball, extravagant but discreet, is held in New York at Webster Hall

1929 – Martin Luther King (1929-1968) was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As an African American civil rights leader he spoke eloquently and stressed nonviolent methods to achieve equality. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. In 1983, the third Monday in January was designated a legal holiday in the U.S. to celebrate his birthday. King’s message was a catalyst for many in the gay rights movement and continues to be an inspiration for the GLBT community today.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 15, 1955Citing the recent success of white pop cover versions of R&B hits, Billboard magazine reported that “music with an R&B beat is no longer regarded as a passing phase by major recording firms.”

01-15-1957 Kate Hogan – Born in Lynn, Massachusetts. She is an American politician. A Democrat, she is a Member of the Massachusetts

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 House of Representatives. Her first action on being sworn-in on January 7, 2009 was to turn down a pay raise. She donated the $3,000 increase in legislative salaries to the local libraries in Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, and Stow. Hogan is married to Susan Vick. She is one of five out LGBT members of the Massachusetts General Court.

1958 – The opera “Vanessa,” by American composer Samuel Barber (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981), is performed in New York for which Barber wins the Pulitzer. He was an American composer of orchestraloperachoral, and piano music and is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. Barber’s life partner was Gian Carlo Menotti (July 7, 1911 – February 1, 2007) who was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste.

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

1966

on the usa lp charts, dropping to #10 My Name Is Barbra, Two by Barbra Streisand.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 – At the Nurturing Place ranch outside of Tucson, straight women and lesbians come together to discuss and develop their feminist values. It becomes a haven for lesbian feminists.

1973 – The New York DMV bans “offensive” license plate combinations, including “DYK” and “FAG.”

1973 – Lance Loud comes out on the PBS series An American Family. He’s the first person to come out on national television. 

1974 – After Dark magazine announces it will no longer allow the word “gay” to be included in any advertisements. Although popular with gay men for its art photographs of nude males, the magazine never admitted it was targeting a gay market. It used the subtle phrase, “The Magazine You Can Leave on Your Coffee Table When Your Mother Visits” to get the point across. 



1975, Italy – The Vatican releases its “Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics” which includes a definition of homosexuality as “a serious depravity.” 

01-15-1975 Marc Cartwright – Born in Orange, New Jersey. On 

Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). He is an American celebrity portrait photographer who runs a photography studio based in Los Angeles. He is known for portraits of film and television actors. His work has been published in Teen VogueElleSeventeenPeople, and other magazines. Cartwright has won numerous photography awards.

1977

ABBA swept to #1 on the U.K. Album chart with their excellent Arrival.  ABBA also was at #2 with their Greatest Hits package.

Barbra Streisand had the new Adult #1 with “Love Theme From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen)”.

1978 – Anita Bryant speaks at the People’s Church in North York. Gays, lesbians and others protest outside. 

01-15-1978   Jamie Clayton – Born in San Diego, California. She is a 

transgender woman. As an American actress, she is best known for starring in the Netflix series Sense8. In the series she played Nomi Marks, a San Francisco transgender female political blogger and hacker. Clayton appeared in the film The Neon Demon (2016) and The Snowman (2017). She was honored by Out magazine in 2011 as part of their annual “Out 100” awards.  In 2018, she plays the role of Niamh in the webseries Same Same.

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

1982:

 On the syndicated “Helen Gurley Brown Show”, the host (and Cosmopolitan editor) asks National Gay Task Force director Lucia Valeska, “Is it true that gay people are sexier than non-gay people?”

Backed by the Go-Go’s, the Police began a world tour at the Boston Garden in Massachusetts.

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

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

2008,

Australia –  Transgender rights advocate Zoe Belle dies. The Zoe Belle Gender Collective in Victoria is named in her memory.

The iTunes Music Store reached 4 billion songs sold.

2016

Nineteen of David Bowie’s albums entered the UK album charts in the wake of his death. His new album, Blackstar, reached No.1, and in the top 40, Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of was at No.5, The Best Of 1969 / 1974 was at No.11, Hunky Dory, No.14, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, No.17, Best of Bowie, No.18, Aladdin Sane, No.23, The Next Day, No.25, Low No.31 and Diamond Dogs, No. 37. Thirteen Bowie tracks also entered the top 100, led by ‘Heroes’ at No.12. Also his songs were streamed more than 19 million times on services like Apple Music and Spotify.

The Elvis Effect ( in 1977 RCA turned half their production lines to Elvis to try to meet post death demand when music was physical and had to be bought in a store)

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

2021

https://76crimes.com/2022/01/15/tunisian-lgbt-activists-fight-back-after-alleged-police-assault/Tunisian LGBT activists fight back after alleged police assault – Erasing 76 CrimesA series of high-profile assaults and arrests of LGBTQ activists in Tunisia is drawing attention to the pervasiveness of police abuse, torture, and reprisals against complainants in the North Afric…76crimes.com

http://www.uniindia.com/shrc-serves-notice-to-tripura-police-for-harassing-lgbt-members/east/news/2622236.htmlSHRC serves notice to Tripura police for harassing LGBT membersAgartala, Jan 15 (UNI) Tripura State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has registered a case of rights violation by the police and served notice to the Director General of Police after four lesbian, <br />gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members were called to the West Women”s Police Station <br />for questioning on the night of January 8 last.www.uniindia.com

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-social-and-political-issues-affect-the-mental-health-of-lgbtq-youthHow Social and Political Issues Affect Mental Health of LGBTQ+ YouthOngoing exposure to hostile rhetoric about political and social issues can greatly impact the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ young people.www.healthline.com

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1550104/queen-anne-lesbian-love-triangle-letters-st-james-palace-secrets-of-royal-palaces-sptQueen Anne’s ‘lesbian’ love triangle laid bare: ‘I can’t go to bed without seeing you’ | Royal | News | Express.co.ukQUEEN ANNE’S ‘lesbian’ love triangle was laid bare as she told her lover in letters that she ‘couldn’t go to bed without seeing her’.www.express.co.uk

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1523, Italy – The famous artist Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) is sentenced – for the fourth time – of committing sodomy on both men and women. He was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa.

1540, Italy – Pier Luigi Farnese (19 November 1503 – 10 September 1547) is the Duke of Parma and the son of Pope Paul II, He mounts a manhunt in search of a boy who had refused his sexual advances. In 1537, Farnese was accused of raping Cosimo Gheri, the young bishop of Fano who died shortly afterward.

1904, UK – Cecil Beaton (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) is born in London. He was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was knighted in the 1972 New Year Honours  Beaton had relationships with various men: The great love of his life was the art collector Peter Watson, although they were never lovers. He had relationships with various men, including former Olympic swordsman Kin Hoitsma. He also had affairs with women, including Greta Garbo, Coral Browne, the dancer Adele Astaire, and the British socialite Doris Castlerosse. He won The Academy Award for Costume Design for Gigi (1958) and for My Fair Lady (1964). In 1972 he was knighted. his last lover was former Olympic fencer and teacher Kinmont Hoitsma (April 10, 1934 – September 30, 2013).

1925 – Japanese poet-dramatist-novelist Yukio Mishima (January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970) is born in Tokyo. An avid body builder he tried to live the life of a samurai. In 1970, he committed ritual suicide outside the Japanese parliament with a young disciple and lover during a neo-fascist demonstration.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-14-1939 – 07-26-2021 Louise Fishman – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She 

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was an American abstract painter and one of the ten invited artists whose work was exhibited in the Great American Lesbian Art Show. Her work has been exhibited in many museums around the United States and in the UK. She was married to graphic designer Ingrid Nyeboe.

01-14-1943 Holland Taylor – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an American actress and playwright. In 1999 she won an Emmy 

Award for her role as Judge Roberta Kittleson on the ABC drama The Practice (1998-2003). Taylor is also known for her role as Evelyn Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003-2015). She also wrote and starred in the solo play Ann, based on the life and work of Ann Richards, for which she was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. From 2004 – 2009, she played Peggy Peabody on The L Word. On November 30, 2015, while answering a question about marriage in a radio interview with WNYC, Taylor revealed she was in a relationship with a woman, and that most of her relationships have been with women. She also said that this was not a coming out moment for her because she was already living open and authentically. She has been a long-time major supporter of Aid For AIDS in Los Angeles, serving on their Honorary Board. Taylor’s partner was reported to be actress Sarah Paulson.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Jim Kepner (1923 – 15 November 1997) and members of Mattachine in Los Angeles discuss the idea of publishing a magazine for the LGBT community. They named their organization ONE Inc. and put out the first issue in January, 1953. In 1956, ONE opened the Institute for Homophile Studies. Today, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries is the oldest remaining LGBT organization in the US and the largest repository of LGBT materials in the world.

January 14, 1956 

Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” debuted on the charts.

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. He sang Baby Let’s Play House, I Got A Woman, Only You, Tutti Frutti and That’s All Right.

January 14, 1957

Elvis Presley went to the Paramount makeup department to have his hair dyed black for the first time. Afterwards he went to the wardrobe department. The script, is about to be re-titled “Loving You,” after the Leiber-Stoller song. THe same duo who would write Jailhouse Rock for Elvis’ next movie – Loving you being a Elvis biopic staring Elvis with Jailhouse Rock the bad boy version, except the Vince Everett goes to jail for accidently killing a man who assaulted a woman.

The blond Elvis who did not want to smile in movies becomes a brunette. a commentary on heterosmasculinity.

01-14-1957 – 01-28-2017 Stuart TimmonsThe Trouble With Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement was published. With lesbian 

historian Lillian Faderman, he co-authored Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, And Lipstick Lesbians, published in 2006. Timmons was openly gay. He died from cardiac arrest at the age of 60 on January 28th, 2017.

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

January 14, 1962

The movie Teenage Millionaire, featuring Jimmy Clanton, Jackie Wilson, Dion and Chubby Checker, debuted in theaters.

1963

George Wallace was sworn in as governor of the U.S. state of Alabama. In his inaugural address, he proclaimed “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”

January 14, 1966David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’. He would later say that he chose “Bowie” because he liked that “big American bear-killin’ knife.”

LGBTQ2 blogger: the 1950s north american youth culture fad becomes a marketing niche, by the 1990s, tweenagers would be invented between children and teenager: From Sinatra shifting the marker to women, to Elvis the teenagers, to the Beatles and finally the tv show The Monkees who became a band.

January 14, 1967Over 25,000 people attend The Human Be-In-A Gathering Of The Tribes at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The event was a forerunner of major, outdoor rock concerts and featured The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother And The Holding Company. 

Sexual Orientation question mark:  Cliff Richard announced that he was retiring from show business to teach religious education in the schools.

LGBTQ2 Blogger: Elvis Presley sang all genres, blues as country, country as blues, with a gospel fervour to deleiver rock an roll: an orgy of feel good despite the world harshness: the purity of religion and it’s disgust relationship with sex would drive many of the couple meet, break up, die young, or cheat or revenge cheat charting songs and LPs.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

January 14, 1970

A display of John Lennon’s erotic “Bag One” lithographs opened in London. 2 days later Scotland Yard seized prints as evidence of pornography.

Diana Ross made her last appearance with The Supremes at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas. During the show, Diana introduced her replacement, Jean Terrell, who would lead the group to seven more Top 40 hits, including the Top 10 entries ‘Up The Ladder To The Roof’ and ‘Stoned Love’ later in the year.

1975 – The first federal gay rights bill is introduced to address discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill later goes to the Judiciary Committee but is never brought for consideration.

January 14, 1977David Bowie released his eleventh studio album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the “Berlin Trilogy”. The track ‘Sound and Vision’ was released as a single and used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing much needed exposure, as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song reach No.3 on the UK charts.

1978 –

on the usa charts Dolly Parton at #3 with “Here You Come Again” and Queen stopped at #10 with “We Are The Champions”.

A rally and march is organized to protest the visit of Anita Bryant to Toronto. Her trip was sponsored by fundamentalist group Renaissance Canada. 

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

1984

on the USA song charts

#6 Twist Of Fate” from Olivia Newton-John, Elton John was at #8 with “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”, Culture Club was #9 –“Karma Chameleon

on the LP charts Culture Club was at 7 with Colour By Numbers and # 9 he “Yentl” Soundtrack

01-14-1987 Jess Fishlock – Born in Cardiff, Wales. She is a Welsh soccer player who currently plays for Seattle Reign FC and the Wales 

women’s national football team. Fishlock gave an interview to BBC Sports in October 2105, in which she discussed her struggles as a high-profile gay athlete. She is an advocate against social media homophobia and works with Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization to end homophobia and transphobia in sports.

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

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

2000

The January issue of Rolling Stone magazine reveals that the two children of Melissa Etheridge and her partner Julie Cypher were fathered by David Crosby.

2001, Canada – Two couples, one gay, the other lesbian, were married in a double ceremony at Toronto’s Metropolitan Community Church after Rev. Brent Hawkes (born June 2, 1950), the pastor, discovered that the ancient Christian tradition of reading banns was still legal in Ontario and did not specify sexuality. The Ontario government refused to register the marriages citing federal law defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. Rev. Hawkes lives in Toronto with John Sproule, his partner of more than thirty years. They married on March 7, 2006.

2002

Adam Ant was taken to the Royal Free Hospital by police. He was taken under the Mental Health Act which allows doctors to hold Ant for up to 28 days while they assessed his condition. Ant had been arrested on firearms offenses on January 12.

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

2011

As her latest release “Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” raced up Billboard’s Dance Club Song chart, 64-year-old Cher was poised to mark the sixth decade in which she had a #1 hit. Her track record of achieving chart topping records includes: The 1960s – “I Got You Babe”. The 1970s – “Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves”, “Half Breed”, “Dark Lady” and “All I Ever Need Is You.” The 1980s – “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “After All” (with Peter Cetera) The 1990s – “Believe”, “Strong Enough” and “All or Nothing”. The 2000s – “Song For the Lonely”, “A Different Kind of Love Song” and “When The Money’s Gone”.

2017Elton John and Mariah Carey were reportedly paid millions each to perform at a private wedding ceremony in London, England. Russian billionaire Valery Kogan footed the bill for the wedding of his grand-daughter Irene Kogan to Daniel Kenvey at the city’s Landmark Hotel. Carey dedicated her 2005 chart-topping ballad “We Belong Together” to the young couple, while Elton dedicated his 1972 hit “Tiny Dancer” to the bride.

01-14-2014 U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern of Oklahoma ruled that the ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

2019

Nielsen Music reported that The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and other Classic Rock acts helped boost vinyl sales by 15 percent during 2018. The Beatles were the best-selling act on vinyl, with three albums, “Abbey Road”, “The Beatles”, (the White Album) and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” all in the Top 15. That gave them a total of 321,000 sales, followed by Pink Floyd (177,000), David Bowie (150,000), Fleetwood Mac (139,000), Led Zeppelin (138,000), Michael Jackson (131,000), Jimi Hendrix (119,000), Metallica (116,000) and Queen (113,000).

2021

i assume everyone has been hurt by someone, it is why most people are assholes or jerks and when not, why difficult to get to know

https://www.pinkvilla.com/lifestyle/people/3-things-you-should-never-ask-person-who-has-just-come-out-lgbt-994683

https://www.pinkvilla.com/lifestyle/people/3-things-you-should-never-ask-person-who-has-just-come-out-lgbt-9946833 Things you should never ask a person who has just come out as LGBT | PINKVILLAA friend walks up to you and tells you that he or she identifies as a part of the Pride Family. What will you do? Ask them are sure about it or ensur…www.pinkvilla.com

those who admit to being against people are the least qualified to be in charge of people

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2022/01/13/anti-lgbtq-fairfax-school-board-member-named-to-youngkin-administration/Anti-LGBTQ Fairfax school board member named to Youngkin administrationElizabeth Schultz will be Assistant Superintendent of Public Instructionwww.washingtonblade.com

some bisexuals do say two gender and those who say more can be pansexuals and allow words to be the meaning rather than multple meanings of words that people disagree over

words are commonly understood for reasons

so be clear and clarify

there should be no stigma for not dating anyone or for dating

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/01/bi-culture-beyond-cliches-stereotypes/Understanding Bi culture / LGBTQ NationCuffed jeans, tucked shirts, and not being able to sit in chairs properly – these are the bi cliches. But is that what bi culture is all about? Or is there something deeper underneath the surface…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2022/01/14/lgbtq-contingent-to-join-d-c-s-mlk-day-peace-walk/LGBTQ contingent to join D.C.’s MLK Day Peace WalkKing family members to participate in commemorating civil rights leaderwww.washingtonblade.com

too soon, this is break up for those who stuck together over last season before we need to valentines in January

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/valentines-day-gift-queer-couples_l_61df054be4b04e9d84df3c9c

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2022/01/14/diaz/LGBTQ activist who took on Florida gay marriage ban found dead in landfillDetectives are investigating the death of Jorge “George” Diaz-Johnston, who took on Florida’s anti-gay marriage ban and won<a href=”https://www.local10.com/news/2014/07/25/get-to-know-the-six-plaintiffs-who-challenged-same-sex-marriage-ban-in-miami-dade-county/” target=”_blank”> a landmark same-sex marriage case</a> in Miami-Dade 

internet dating apps will allow a rounding up in a way government census does

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-01-14/social-media-operator-sets-up-fund-to-take-chinese-lgbtq-dating-platform-private-101830338.htmlSocial Media Operator Sets Up Fund to Take Chinese LGBTQ Dating Platform Private – Caixin GlobalSocial Media Operator Sets Up Fund to Take Chinese LGBTQ Dating Platform Private – Beijing-based Newborn Town hopes move will enhance BlueCity’s overseas operations amid sluggish share performancewww.caixinglobal.com

https://gaycitynews.com/six-years-in-evaluating-utahs-lgbtq-anti-discrimination-law/The Impact of Utah’s 2015 LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination LawMore than six years after Utah added sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes to its anti-discrimination law and drew criticism over the law’s already broad religious exemptions that were expanded in the amended law, data from Utah’s anti-discrimination agency show that Utahns are using the law to push back against discrimination in employment […]gaycitynews.com

https://www.pride.com/geek/2022/1/13/superman-writer-responds-death-threats-lgbtq-charity-donationsSuperman Writer Responds to Death Threats With LGBTQ Charity DonationsTom Taylor, who writes the new, bisexual Superman, is showing the best way to respond to trolls.www.pride.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

01-13-1832 – 07-18-1899 Horatio Alger, Jr. – Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was an American author, best known for his many 

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novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble beginnings to lives of middle class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the “rags-to-riches- narrative,” which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. On December 8, 1864, Alger was installed as pastor with the First Unitarian Church and Society of Brewster, Massachusetts. Early in 1866, a church committee was formed to investigate sexual misconduct reports about Alger. He denied nothing, admitted he had be imprudent, considered his association with the church dissolved, and left town. Church officials reported to the hierarchy in Boston that Alger had been charged with “the crime of…unnatural familiarity with boys.” Alger sent a letter of remorse, and his father assured them his son would never seek another post in the church. Officials of the church took no further action.

1834 – Horatio Alger (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) is born in Revere, Massachusetts. He was a prolific 19th-century American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the “rags-to-riches” narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. As a Unitarian minister in Brewster, Mass. he often traveled to New York where he sought to improve the condition of street boys. His experiences became the fodder for over 100 books. But, back home in Brewster, a parish committee charged him with “gross immorality and a most heinous crime, a crime of no less magnitude than the abomination and revolting crime of unnatural familiarity with boys.” Alger denied nothing, admitted he had been imprudent, considered his association with the church dissolved, and left town. Alger sent Unitarian officials in Boston a letter of remorse, and his father assured them his son would never seek another post in the church. The officials were satisfied and decided no further action would be taken. Alger was known to have mentioned his homosexuality only once, in 1870.

01-13-1885 – 12-04-1962 Anna Vock – Born in Anglican, Aargau, Switzerland. She was the leading activist of the LGBT movement in Switzerland during the 1930s. Homosexuality was illegal in Switzerland for men, but not for women, although it was not well regarded, which enabled Vock more leeway than men, despite being watched over by the

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 police. In 1931, Anna Vock and Laura Thoma formed the group Amicitia (Friendship) with the aim of organizing lesbians and to get them out of being isolated. It was advertised discreetly as a “women’s club.” Because heterosexual women wanted to join, Vock and Thoma founded a new organization called Excentric making it a group only for lesbian. In 1933, after dissolving Excentric, Vock formed Freundschaftsverban Amicitia Schweitzer (Swiss Association of Friendship) that included both sexes. In 1942 the name was changed to Der Kreis (The Circle, 1942-1967). It was the main homosexual publication in Europe. All members used pseudonyms in the journal. Vock was Mammon (Mammy). Due to the personals section, Vock was charged with “tolerance” and sentenced by the courts. She was later acquitted on appeal. Through their campaigns, the sodomy laws were repealed in Switzerland, following a referendum, as part of an overall review of the penal code in 1942. She died in Zurich in December 1962. In the January 1963 issue of Der Kreis: “Farewell, Mammon. Your name will remain forever attached to our cause in Switzerland. You prepared the ground on which we must build. Hopefully we (will) succeed.”

1898, Germany – The Reichstag debates a petition urging the revocation of Paragraph 175. Promoted by Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) and signed by dozens of prominent German opinion leaders, the motion is supported by only one political party in the Reichstag, the Social Democratic Party led by August Bebel. The Reichstag votes against reform. Hirschfeld  was a German Jewish physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany; he based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights“.

01-13-1931 – 10-06-2019   Rip Taylor (b. Charles Elmer “Rip” Taylor Jr.) – Born in Washington, D.C., he was an American actor and comedian. The Hollywood Reporter called him “a television and nightclub mainstay for more than six decades” who made thousand of nightclub and television appearances. He was known for exuberance and flamboyant personality, including his wild mustache, toupee, and his showering himself with confetti. In 2005, Taylor appeared as the grand marshal of the Washington, D.C., Capital Pride parade. Taylor was a close friend of Liberace and cut the ribbon at the Las Vegas estate auction of Liberace’s estate in 1988. At the time of Taylor’s death, he was in a long-term relationship with Robert Fortney.

01-13-1931 – 05-25-2007 Charles Nelson Reilly – Born in South Bronx, New York. He was an American actor, comedian, director, and 

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game show panelist. His big break came in 1960 with the successful original Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie. He had a small onstage part, and was the standby for Dick Van Dyke in the leading role of Albert Peterson. In 1961, Reilly was in the original cast of another Broadway hit, the Pulitzer prize-winning musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He was the winner of the 1962 Tony Award for featured actor in a musical. In 1964, he was featured in another Broadway success, Hello Dolly. He received a second nomination for a Tony Award. On TV he appeared on What’s My Line and probably is best known for his appearance on The Match Game. Reilly did not publicly affirm his homosexuality until his one-man show, Save It for the Stage. In a 2002 interview with Entertainment Tonight he felt no need to note this, and that he never purposely hid being gay from anyone. Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly’s domestic partner. He died of pneumonia at his home on May 25, 2007. That weekend the Game Show Network was dedicated to him, airing his funniest episodes of Match Game.

01-13-1938 — 11-22-2013   Lee Glaze – Place of birth unknown, he grew up in Paramount, California, and was already out of the closet as a teenager. 

Glaze was the owner of the gay bar The Patch, and refused to comply with Los Angeles’ prejudiced law that outlawed same-sex couples from dancing in public. If Glaze spotted any undercover officers, he would yell, “God save the queen.” He was known as “The Blond Darling.” The Patch had a clientele of gay men and women that included many women from the local roller derby circuit. In August 1968, the bar was raided and several arbitrary arrests were made, including Tony Valdez, the boyfriend of Rev. Troy Perry. It was that incident that Rev. Perry realized that he should form “a church for all of us who are outcasts.” Bail was posted for all those arrested by The Patch. The Black Cat Tavern and The Patch played a pivotal role in the gay rights movement before Stonewall.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-13-1940 Edmund White (b. Edmund Valentine White III) – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an American novelist, memoirist, and essayist. The 

theme to much of his writing is of same-sex love. His books include The Joy of Gay Sex (1977) (written with American writer,  therapist, and activist, Charles Silverstein), and his trio of autobiographical novels, A Boy’s Own Story (1982), The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988), and The Farewell Symphony (1997). He also wrote a biography of Jean Genet. From 1980 to 1981, White was a member of the gay writers’ group, The Violet Quill. His autobiographic works are frank and unapologetic about his promiscuity and his HIV-positive status. He is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

01-13-1949 Dr. Diane “Dee” Mosbacher – Born in Houston, Texas. She is an American filmmaker, lesbian feminist activist, and psychiatrist. In 1993, she founded WomanVision, a 

nonprofit organization to promote equal treatment of all people. Mosbacher has directed or produced nine documentary films, each having to do with LGBTQ or women’s rights issues. In 1994, she directed and produced Straight From the Heart, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Her films have received 46 awards world wide. In 2012, Woman Vision launched The Last Closet, a web-based campaign and video project to end homophobia in men’s professional sports. Mosbacher is married to Nanette Gartrell, MD, a researcher, psychiatrist, and author of the 2008 book My Answer is NO… If That’s Okay With You.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 13, 1958

Little Richard released his rock ‘n’ roll classic, “Good Golly Miss Molly.” The song is ranked #94 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

6 on the pop charts Aretha Franklin’s “Chain Of Fools”

In the landmark case One, Inc. v. Olesen, the United States Supreme Court unanimously reverses three lower court rulings and rules in favor of the First Amendment rights of One: The Homosexual Magazine. The Court unanimously reverses three lower court rulings thereby protecting the right to publish material about homosexuality. This was the first Supreme Court ruling on a gay issue. The Court’s affirmation of free speech for gay and lesbian writing opens the way for more widely distributed publications.

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

01-13-1960 Matthew Bourne – Born in Walthamstow, London, England. He is an English choreographer. He has received multiple awards and award 

nominations, including the Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award, and Drama Desk Award. Bourne was knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to dance. He is best known for his adaptation of the ballet Swan Lake, with an all male cast. It was the longest running ballet in London’s West End and on Broadway. It has been performed in the UK, Los Angeles, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Israel, and Singapore. Bourne is openly gay and has lived with his lover, choreographer and dancer, Arthur Pita since 1995.

1962

Cliff Richard scored his second UK No.1 album with ‘The Young Ones’, which spent six weeks at the top of the charts. (See Blogger Note folowing 2003)

01-13-1963 Kevin McClatchy – Born in Sacramento, California. He is 

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the former owner of the Pittsburg Pirates. He led a group of investors that purchased the team in 1996, and served as the team’s CEO and lead owner until 2007. On September 22, 2012, McClatchy came out as gay in an interview with Frank Bruni of The New York Times.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973

Elton John had his fourth Top 10 song with “Crocodile Rock”, which moved from 13-9.

01-13-1978 Nathaniel Read “Nate” Silver – Born in East Lansing, Michigan. He is an American statistician, psephologist, and writer. In 

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November 2008 his predictions for the presidential election won him further attention and commendation. He correctly predicted the winner of 49 of the 50 states. The only state he missed was Indiana, which went for Barack Obama by one percentage point. He correctly predicted the winner of all 35 U.S. Senate races that year. In the 2012 election he predicted the Presidential Election getting 50 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia. His prediction for the 2016 November election was totally wrong. Silver is openly gay. “I’ve always felt like something as an outsider. I’ve always had friends, but I’ve always come from an outside point of view.” When asked what made you feel more of a misfit, being gay or being a geek, he replied, “Probably the numbers stuff since I had that from when I was six.” Silver plays poker semi-professionally.

1979

The Young Men’s Christian Association files a lawsuit against Village People over their song, “Y.M.C.A.” The suit was eventually dropped.

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

1983 – A lesbian couple, Dr. Zandra Rolon and Deborah Johnson, are refused service when they try to sit in the romantic dining section of the posh Los Angeles restaurant Papa Choux. They are told that a city ordinance prohibits such seating, which is not true. They sue and win, but the restaurant removes the section rather than seat gay or lesbian couples, proclaiming “True romantic dining died on this date.”

1984

BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it ‘obscene’, a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a UK No.1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the UK chart.

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

1990

New Kids On The Block had their second and last No.1 UK single with ‘Hangin’ Tough.’ They had a further 7 Top 10 hits by the end of 1991. They broke up after that, but set the scene for numerous boy bands throughout the 90s.

on the usa pop charts New Kids on the Block continued to be #7 with “This One’s For The Children”, while Cher held on to 8 with “Just Like Jesse James”,

LGBTQ2 Blogger prefers Cher’s cover to the original.

1992 – Out Magazine begins publishing with a test issue. The first issue on the newsstands is dated Summer 1992.

1993

The musical ABBA:  The True Story opened in Stockholm.

1996

Daydream by Mariah Carey was the top album for a sixth week.

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

2000

Christina Aguilera had the #1 song–“What A Girl Wants”.

2003

The Who‘s guitarist, Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of child porn offences. Police officers impounded seven computers from his home in Richmond, South West London. After a four-month investigation, London’s Metropolitan Police would announce that Townshend “was not in possession of any downloaded child abuse images” but had accessed a site containing such images. Townshend himself acknowledged using his credit card to enter a web site advertising child pornography, but said he was doing research for his autobiography. Although he was not charged with any offence, Townshend was placed on a national sex offender registry for five years.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina notes that the internet allowed pedophiles to form a community in much the same way religious orders did/still do. The Police not only did not charge but provided a public apology to Sir Cliff Richard, who is a public question mark of sexual orientation.

2005

Ricky Martin toured the island of Phuket off of Thailand that had been struck by a tsunami.  Martin was there to draw attention to child slave gangs preying on children left orphaned by the disaster.

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

2014, Nigeria – President Goodluck Johnathan signed the controversial Jail the Gays law that includes punishment for being LGBT of up to 14 years in jail. The law also bans and makes punishable by jail time a membership in any LGBT rights group.

2016

Out in later career, Representatives for Barry Manilow were quick to dismiss rumors that the 72-year-old singer had been airlifted to Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. A statement to the press said: “It is indeed an established fact that Mr. Manilow does have atrial fibrillation, but he has never had a heart attack nor is this a concern.”

2021

https://www.metalsucks.net/2022/01/12/lgbtq-activist-ted-nugent-defends-his-criticism-of-joan-jett-i-even-saluted-the-lesbian-thing/LGBTQ Activist Ted Nugent Defends His Criticism of Joan Jett: “I Even Saluted the Lesbian Thing” | MetalSucksTed Nugent defended his recent criticism of Joan Jett’s guitar playing by pointing out that he “even saluted the lesbian thing.”www.metalsucks.net

https://www.advocate.com/politics/2022/1/12/lesbian-tina-kotek-out-make-history-oregon-governors-raceLesbian Tina Kotek Out to Make History in Oregon Governor’s RaceKotek, a longtime social justice activist, was Oregon’s first lesbian House speaker, and now she’s seeking to become governor.www.advocate.com

meanwhile in “self identification” being the new predator reauthorizing rape as victims now do not have rights to words, nor expression nor hearing of victim side for a judge and jury and not the perp accused to decide in addition to a vigorous defense.

https://www.deccanherald.com/city/bengaluru-crime/man-poses-as-lesbian-model-gets-nude-photos-of-40-girls-1070666.htmlMan poses as ‘lesbian model’, gets nude photos of 40 girls | Deccan HeraldA 21-year-old man posed as a lesbian model on social media and secured nude photos of around 40 girls to blackmail them. Police caught him after weeks of online surveillance.  Prapanch Nachappa, 21, a Kodagu native studying final-year BCA at a college in OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, targeted girls interested in a modelling career. He seemed to have had a free run until Novemberwww.deccanherald.com

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/7-lgbt-movies-to-watch-during-your-7-days-in-isolation/2087887 LGBT Movies to Watch During Your 7 Days in Isolation – Star ObserverSo you find yourself isolating due to the continuing spread of Omicron. Here are some movies to help pass the time during your 7-day hiatus.www.starobserver.com.au

who are teh homeless in your neighbourhood?

military veterans, child and teen LGBTQ2 thrown out of or run away from home, exploited for sexwork and women who did not need feminism because of boyfriends, husbands and fathers, and anyone who failes to thrive and by accident and often illness and sometimes owing to addition… anyone can be homeless

https://nextcity.org/urbanist-news/unique-program-for-phillys-homeless-lgbt-youth-has-sheltered-dozensUnique Program for Philly’s Homeless LGBT Youth Has Sheltered DozensAlso, NY state’s eviction moratorium is ending, and Philly’s landlords are getting bad leases from the internet.nextcity.org

with disproportionate impact across ethnicity, doubled combined with sexual orientation – and also disability and across poverty, heterosexual males being the biggest danger to heterosexual males, heterosexual women and then LGBTQ2; where mental health diagnosis, mostly as a result of social oppression, and the pervasiveness of religion, often internalized self loathing…

https://www.voanews.com/a/kenyan-lgbt-students-protest-suggestion-they-be-banned-from-boarding-schools/6395390.htmlKenyan LGBT Students Protest Suggestion They be Banned from Boarding SchoolsStudents and rights groups say a ban would be discriminatory and compromise their safetywww.voanews.com

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20220113000881Discrimination against women, LGBT people ‘pervasive’ in Korea, Human Rights Watch saysDiscrimination against women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and racial and ethnic minorities is pervasive in South Korea, a new report from the Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The annual 32rd World Report 2022 highlights the human rights situation in nearly all of the 100 countries where the international organization works. Though South Korea has been described as an “established democr…www.koreaherald.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1757 – Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1757 – July 12, 1804) is born in Nevis, British West Indies and was probably t least bisexual. Rumor has it he was a “boy” to George Washington who called his young patriots his family; Hamilton was the favorite. Hamilton also exchanged love letters with another revolutionary, John Laurens (October 28, 1754 – August 27, 1782), an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War, best known for his criticism of slavery and his efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers.

1825 – Bayard Taylor (January 11, 1825 – December 19, 1878) is born. He was an American poet, literary critic, translator, travel author, and diplomat. Though not gay, in 1870 he wrote and published Joseph and His Friend: A Story of Pennsylvania is published, which is possibly the first American novel about a homosexual relationship. It presented a special attachment between two men and discussed the nature and significance of such a relationship, romantic but not sexual. Critics are divided in interpreting Taylor’s novel as a political argument for gay relationships or an idealization of male spirituality.

01-12-1856 – 04-14-1925 John Singer Sargent – Born in Florence, Italy to American parents. As a child, he traveled throughout Europe

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with his parents. He was sent to study art in Paris in 1874. In 1915, he moved to London, England. Sargent was considered the leading portrait painter of his generation. He also created about 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as many sketches and charcoal drawings. It is now thought that he was gay based on the views of his friends and associations. His erotic and previously ignored male nudes and portraits, include those of Thomas E. McKeller, Bartholomy Maganosco, Olimpio Fusco, and that of the artist Albert de Belleroche, which hung in Sargent’s dinning room. Sargent met Belleroche in 1882 and had a long intense romantic relationship with him.

01-12-1896 – 07-11-1973 Nobuko Yoshiya – Born in Niigata Niigata Prefecture, Japan. She was a Japanese novelist, and was one of modern Japan’s most commercially successful and prolific writers, specializing in serialized romance novels and adolescent girls’ fiction. She was a 

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pioneer in Japanese lesbian literature, including the Class S genre (Japanese term used to refer to strong emotional bonds between schoolgirls). Several of her stories have been made into films. She had a 52 year relationship with Monma Chiyo, a mathematics teacher. She was one of the first Japanese women to emulate Western fashion in the 1920’s by cutting her hair short. Yoshiya was also one of the first Japanese women to own a car. She designed her own house, and 

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was the first Japanese women to own a racehorse, which along with golf, would become a passion of hers. In 1957, Yoshiya adopted Monma as her daughter, the only legal way for lesbians to share property and make medical decisions for each other. Upon her death in 1973, her house became the Yoshiya Nobuko Memorial Museum. Her study has been left as she had it with her handwritten manuscripts and favorite objects on display.

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01-12-1910 – 09-24-1981 Patsy Kelly (born Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly) – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She was an American stage, radio, film, and television actress. She was known as the “Queen of Wisecracks” playing in a series of short comedy films produced by Hal Roach in the 1930s. In the 1940s she worked in radio and stage. She also became a lifelong friend, personal assistant, and frequent lover of Tallulah Bankhead. In 1971, Kelly return to the stage in the revival of No, No, Nanette for which she won a Tony Award. At a time when being openly gay was not acceptable, Kelly was open about her sexuality. She disclosed in public with typical candor to being a “dyke.” During the 1930’s she told Motion Picture magazine that she had been living with actress Wilma Cox for several years.

01-12-1862 – 12-13-1913 Edith Emma Cooper – Born in Kenilworth, England. She, along with Katharine Harris Bradley (b. October 17, 1846), 

wrote under the pseudonym Michael Field. As Field, they wrote about 40 works together, including a journal, Work and Days. From the late 1870s, they lived together and over the next 40 years were lovers and co-authors. Their intention was to keep the pen-name a secret, but it became public knowledge, not long after they had confided in their friend, Robert Browning. They wrote a number of love poems to each other, and their name Michael Field was their way of declaring their oneness. Edith died of cancer in 1913 and Katherine died less than a year later. They are buried together at St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, in Mortlake, England. Their extensive diaries are stored in the British Library, and have been digitized and made available by the Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-12-1941 – 07-21-2005 Long John Baldry – Born in East Haddon, Northamptonshire, England.. He was an openly gay English and 

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Canadian blues singer. He sang with many British musicians, including Rod Stewart and Elton John. Baldry was openly gay during the 1960s amongst his friends and peers. However, he did not make a formal public acknowledgement until the 1970s – possibly because until 1967 in Britain, homosexuality was still a criminal offense that could lead to forced medication and/or jail time. He had a brief relationship with lead-guitarist of The Kinks, Dave Davies, and supported Elton John in coming to terms with his own sexuality. He died of a severe chest infection in Vancouver, Canada. He was survived by his partner, Felix “Oz” Rexach.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 12, 1952

The University of Tennessee admitted itsfirst black student.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 – “An American Family“, a documentary series focusing on the Loud family of Santa Barbara, CA, premieres on PBS. Not only does it pre-sage the era of reality TV, son Lance Loud (June 26, 1951 – December 22, 2001) comes out publicly on the show, characterizing himself as “Homo of the Year.” Lance Loud died of liver failure as a result of hepatitis C and a co-infection with HIV/AIDS.

1974 –

L’Association homophile de Montréal / Gay Montreal Association holds its first public meeting

Barbra Streisand led the way on the Adult chart with “The Way We Were”.

On the LP  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road from Elton John was #2

On the Pop chart, Olivia Newton-John had another Top 10 hit with “Let Me Be There”  #9

1977: The Advocate reveals that the CIA has been collecting information on some three hundred thousand people who have been arrested in the U.S. for committing homosexual acts.

01-12-1978   Hannah Gadsby – Born in Smithton, Tasmania. She is an 

Australian comedian and writer. In 2006 she won the national final of the Raw Comedy competition for new comedians. She has toured internationally and appeared on Australian and New Zealand television. In 2018, her Netflix stand-up special Nanette introduced her to an even bigger audience. Gadsby has a degree in Art History and Curatorship and presents comedy art tours in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. She is openly lesbian and uses her sexuality in her stand-up routines. Gadsby has been diagnosed with ADHD and autism.

1979

Donna Summer became the Queen of Disco at the sixth annual American Music Awards when she won Favourite Single Disco, Favourite Album Disco and Favourite Female Artist Disco trophies.

on the pop charts, #2 On the Radio-Greatest Hits-Volumes I & II from Donna Summer.

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

1981: Premiering tonight on ABC, Dynasty, featuring gay character Steven Carrington, cat fights and more shoulder pads than have ever been seen on TV before.

LGBTQ2 Blogger notes: the 1980s Shoulder Pads were women competing with men in the board rooms, where men’s jackets had shoulder pads.

1982 – Paul Lynde (June 13, 1926 – January 11, 1982), known to many as “the Center Square” for his years on game show Hollywood Squares, and considered “openly closeted,” dies of a heart attack in Beverly Hills at age 55. He was an American comedian, actor, voice artist and TV personality. A noted character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that often poked fun at his barely in-the-closethomosexuality, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched and the befuddled father Harry MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie

1984 – The Wall Street Journal allows staff writers to now use the word “gay” as a synonym for “homosexual” in article and headlines.

1985

the USA Charts The Soundtrack to “Purple Rain” by Prince & the Revolution was #1 on the Album chart for the 24th week, tying the Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” for #3 all-time.  Only Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Rumours by Fleetwood Mac remained #1 longer than those two.

01-12-1985 Will Sheridan (Jr.) – Born in Bear, Delaware. He is a former American college basketball player for Villanova from 2003 to 

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2007. After graduation, he played as an international basketball player in Italy. He is now a singer, musician, and recording artist. On May 16, 2011 he came out publicly. In an interview with Outsports, he said many of his songs, most notably You Know I Got It and Set Fire in the Streets did contain lyrics about homosexuality prior to coming out publicly.

01-12-1986 Kieron Richardson – Born in Eccles, United Kingdom. He is an English actor best known for playing the role of Ste Hay in Hollyoaks. On September 15, 2010, he revealed on television program 

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The Morning that he is gay, and accepted it at the age of 20. In July 2014 he announced his intention to marry long-term partner Carl Hyland. Richardson received a torrent of homophobia abuse via social networking site Twitter. In April 2015, Richardson and Hyland married in a star studded ceremony in the Peak District.

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

1990

Bobby Brown didn’t show up to receive the Martin Luther King Jr. Musical Achievement Award at Boston’s Symphony Hall during a Tony Bennett/Count Basie Orchestra concert.

1991

Whitney Houston received an award from the American Cinema Foundation for Distinguished Achievement even though she had not yet starred in a film.

1995

At its tenth annual awards ceremony, The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inducts Led ZeppelinThe Allman Brothers BandMartha And The VandellasNeil YoungJanis JoplinAl GreenFrank Zappa and  ’40s and ’50s pioneers, Sonny Til & the Orioles were inducted. 

1999Britney Spears’ debut album “…Baby One More Time” was released. In addition to the title track, it included hit singles like “(You Drive Me) Crazy” and “Sometimes.”

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

2000: The United Kingdom lifts its ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the armed forces.

2002

Adam Ant was arrested in London for firearms possession and assault after an incident at a pub. The “Goody Two Shoes” singer, whose real name is Stuart Goddard, was later committed to a psychiatric hospital for observation. 

Aaliyah, who had been killed in an August, 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas, rose to #1 in the U.K. with “More Than A Woman”.

2007 – The Mexican northern state of Coahuila passes a bill legalizing same-sex civil unions under the name Pacto Civil de Solidaridad (Civil Union Pact).

2009

A full frontal nude black & white photo of Madonna, taken in 1979 when she was a 20-year-old dancer trying to make ends meet in New York, sold at auction for $37,500.

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

2013 – Stacy Offner becomes Rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, CT. Rabbi Offner had been fired from an associate rabbi position in 1987 when she came out as lesbian. She then helped found Shir Tikvah, a Reform congregation in Minneapolis, and was the first woman to be vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Offner is married to Nancy Abramson, an MSW with extensive experience in the fields of mental health and non-profit management. Their daughter, Cantor Jill Abramson, is the Senior Cantor at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY 

2013 – African American Marco McMillian (April 23, 1979 – February 26, 2013) is the first openly gay candidate for political office in Mississippi when he announces his candidacy for mayor of Clarksdale, MS. He is slain a month later.

01-12-2015 A judge ruled South Dakota’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier wrote that the plaintiffs in the case “have a fundamental right to marry.” “South Dakota law deprives them of that right solely because they are same-sex couple and without sufficient justification, “ Schreier wrote. The decision is stayed pending a possible appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Public opposition was oppression and that was why suicide rates.. so the Oppressors do not get to claim the result of oppression as the basis for

https://www.aidsmap.com/news/jan-2022/public-opposition-same-sex-marriage-associated-poorer-sexual-health-and-hiv-outcomesPublic opposition to same-sex marriage associated with poorer sexual health and HIV outcomes | aidsmapHIV and sexual health outcomes among gay and bisexual men in Australia are worse in areas where there is greater opposition to same-sex marriage, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Amongst other findings, it reported that a gay or bisexual man living with HIV in the district most strongly opposed to same-sex marriage was 8% less likely to be on ART than someone living in the district with the least opposition to same-sex marriage.Show Morewww.aidsmap.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10394299/Miss-Universe-Australias-Maria-Thattil-comes-bisexual.htmlMiss Universe Australia’s Maria Thattil comes out as bisexual | Daily Mail OnlineMiss Universe Australia’s Maria Thattil has come out as bisexual.www.dailymail.co.uk

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https://www.thelocal.fr/20220112/france-lifts-absurd-barrier-to-gay-men-giving-blood/France lifts ‘absurd’ barrier to gay men giving bloodGay men will soon be able to donate blood on the same basis as all other groups after the French health ministry lifted a sexual abstinence requirement. Many Brits, however, remained barred from giving blood in France.www.thelocal.fr

https://www.indy100.com/viral/nfl-fan-anti-gay-slur-patrick-mahomes-brother-b1991075NFL fan yells anti-gay slur at Patrick Mahomes’ brother – and star’s fiancée hit back | indy100An NFL fan yelled an anti-gay slur at Patrick Mahomes’ brother before the Kansas City Chiefs played against the Denver Broncos on Sunday – and the star’s fiancée clapped back.www.indy100.com

The Man and his sidekick: the original subtext

https://www.out.com/television/2022/1/11/josh-gad-updates-us-possibly-gay-beauty-beast-prequelJosh Gad Updates Us on the Possibly Gay ‘Beauty & the Beast’ PrequelHere’s everything we know!www.out.com

https://etcanada.com/news/856378/neve-campbell-weighs-in-on-scream-fan-theory-that-billy-stu-were-gay/Neve Campbell Weighs In On ‘Scream’ Fan Theory That Billy & Stu Were Gay | ETCanada.comNeve Campbell was confronted with a longstanding fan rumour about “Scream” characters Stu (Matthew Lillard) and Billy (Skeet Ulrich) during an interview with Chris Azzopardi of Pride Source. “Are you wondering whether there was a burgeoning love relationship going on there?” Campbell said as Azzopardi circled the question of whether Stu and Billy were secretly gay. “Perhaps,…etcanada.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-billionaire-donating-to-lgbt-group-to-lawsuit-granting-equal-rights-to-gay-straight-alliance-club-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Billionaire Donating to LGBT Group to Lawsuit Granting Equal Rights to Gay-Straight Alliance Club, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://gaycitynews.com/lgbt-network-claims-leadership-of-queens-pride/LGBT Network Claims Leadership of Queens PrideThe LGBT Network, a non-profit organization in Queens and Long Island, has assumed leadership of the annual Queens Pride festivities under a new name: “The New Queens Pride.” The LGBT Network, which has community centers perched in Long Island and Queens, issued an announcement on January 11 explaining that it would be spearheading Queens Pride […]gaycitynews.com

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/01/12/world/social-issues-world/europe-microstates-lgbt-rights/Tiny European states play catch up on LGBT equality | The Japan TimesWhen Switzerland became one of the last Western European nations to legalize same-sex marriage last year, it made waves next door in the tiny Alpine country of Liechtenstein.www.japantimes.co.jp

https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/01/11/gay-lesbian-bishops-meet-online-with-archbishop-of-canterbury-ahead-of-lambeth-conference/Gay, lesbian bishops meet online with archbishop of Canterbury ahead of Lambeth Conference – Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Four gay and lesbian Episcopal bishops, along with two from Anglican dioceses in Canada and Wales, spoke with Archbishop of Canterburywww.episcopalnewsservice.org

https://www.euronews.com/2022/01/12/verdict-due-in-appeal-over-posters-showing-virgin-mary-with-lgbt-haloCourt rejects appeal against acquittal of trio for LGBT halo posters | EuronewsCourt rejects appeal against acquittal of trio for LGBT halo posterswww.euronews.com

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LGBTQ2 for January 11

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1757 – Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1757 – July 12, 1804) is born in Nevis, British West Indies and was probably t least bisexual. Rumor has it he was a “boy” to George Washington who called his young patriots his family; Hamilton was the favorite. Hamilton also exchanged love letters with another revolutionary, John Laurens (October 28, 1754 – August 27, 1782), an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War, best known for his criticism of slavery and his efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers.

1825 – Bayard Taylor (January 11, 1825 – December 19, 1878) is born. He was an American poet, literary critic, translator, travel author, and diplomat. Though not gay, in 1870 he wrote and published Joseph and His Friend: A Story of Pennsylvania is published, which is possibly the first American novel about a homosexual relationship. It presented a special attachment between two men and discussed the nature and significance of such a relationship, romantic but not sexual. Critics are divided in interpreting Taylor’s novel as a political argument for gay relationships or an idealization of male spirituality.

01-11-1899 – 06-03-1991 Eva Le Gallienne – Born in London, England, to an English poet of French descent, Richard Le Gallienne, and a Danish journalist, Julie Norregard. She became a well-known actress,

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 producer, and director during the first half of the 20th century. She never hid her lesbianism inside the acting community but was opposed to anything going public. During the early days of her career she was often in the company of bisexual actress Tallulah Bankhead. In 1918, she began an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova, who was at the height of 

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her fame. Gallienne also had affairs with Tallulah Bankhead, Beatrice Lillie, Laurette Taylor, Mercedes de Acosta, and Josephine Hutchinson, who was married at the time. In 1964, she was presented with a special Tony Award in recognition of her 50th year as an actress and in honor of her work with the National Repertory Theatre. The National Endowment for the Arts also recognized her with the National Medal of Arts in 1986.

1928

“Ol’ Man River” was recorded by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Bing Crosby was the song’s featured vocalist. The song is from the Broadway musical, “Showboat”.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-11-1953 – 11-02-2020 John Sessions – 

Born in Largs, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom. He was a Scottish actor and comedian. He was known for comedy improvisation in television shows such as “Whose Line is it Anyway?”. He’s was a character actor in numerous films, both in the UK and in Hollywood. Sessions appeared as Mycroft Holmes in the 2015 film Mr. Holmes. He was outed in a 1994 Evening Standard article, while starring in the comedy My Night with Reg. a play set in London’s gay community. Sessions died of a heart attack at his home at the age of 67.

January 11, 1958

The release date for the Elvis Presley single ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was put back a week after Decca Records pressing plant in the UK were unable to meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes “Number 47 said to Number 3, you’re the cutest jailbird I ever did see.” The writers knew what they wrote, they wanted to see what Elvis would do, and he delivered this song no differently than other male/female songs.

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

January 11, 1962

sexual oreientation question mark: Cliff Richard became the first British artist to enter the UK chart at number one when “The Young Ones” debuted at the top of the list.

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1963

The Whiskey-a-Go-G0 nightclub opened in Los Angeles, CA. It is recognized as the first disco in the U.S.

01-11-1966 Marc Acito – Born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is an American novelist, humorist, and screenwriter. Acito is openly gay and lives with his partner Floyd Skiaver. His comic novel How I Paid for College won the Oregon Book Awards for Best Novel. He is also the writer of the syndicated humor column The Gospel According to Marc, which ran for four years in nineteen gay publications. His humorous essays have appeared in many publications including The New York Times.

01-11-1966 Jackie Biskupski – Born in Hastings, Minnesota. She is an American politician and is a former member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011. She was Utah’s first openly gay 

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legislature, elected in 1998,  where she was met with hostility by some legislators and political opponents. Attitudes toward her have changed and she finally got the respect and camaraderie of her colleagues. Biskupski, as of January 4, 2016, became Salt Lake City’s 35th mayor. She is the first openly gay mayor and the second female mayor of Salt Lake City. On August 14, 2016, she married longtime partner, Betty Iverson.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

 The posthumous album Pearl by Janis Joplin was released.

1973: “An American Family“, a documentary series focusing on the Loud family of Santa Barbara, CA, premieres on PBS.  Not only does it presage the era of reality TV, son Lance Loud comes out publicly on the show, characterizing himself as “Homo of the Year.”

1974 – L’Association homophile de Montréal / Gay Montreal Association holds its first public meeting

1975

 Elton John’s Greatest Hits was #1 for the seventh week on the Album chart

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

1982 – Paul Lynde (June 13, 1926 – January 11, 1982), known to many as “the Center Square” for his years on game show Hollywood Squares, and considered “openly closeted,” dies of a heart attack in Beverly Hills at age 55. He was an American comedian, actor, voice artist and TV personality. A noted character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that often poked fun at his barely in-the-closethomosexuality, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched and the befuddled father Harry MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie

1984: The Wall Street Journal allows staff writers to now use the word “gay” as a synonym for “homosexual” in article and headlines.

1985

A Brazilian rock Festival held in Rio, claimed to be the biggest ever staged. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden.

1986

The Pet Shop Boys reached #1 in the U.K. with “West End Girls”.

Dionne & Friends (Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight) moved to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “That’s What Friends Are For”.1987Frankie Goes to Hollywood began what would be its final tour in Manchester, England.

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

1995 

Michael Jackson released a statement saying, “I will no longer stand by and watch reckless members of the media try to destroy my reputation.” The statement was a response to unsubstantiated rumors of a video depicting Jackson fooling around with a young boy.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: pedophilia is shockingly tolerated and predators are protected more than victims of all vulnerable demographics, but especially children.

1996Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book I was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to be six times platinum.

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

2000 –

Britain lifts its ban on gays in the military. 

Gary Glitter was released from prison in Britain after serving half of a four-month sentence for possession of child pornography downloaded from the Internet.

LGBT2 Blogger Nina Notes: Pedophiles are not included in LGBTQ2, while the the internet allowed a community the same way religion created protection for.

2001

Whitney Houston was stopped for possessing marijuana at Keahole-Kona International Airport.

2004

Ted Nugent required 40 stitches when a chainsaw cut his leg while filming his reality show.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina notes that while safety is important, can’t help but think this is an exception as well as deserved.

2007: The Mexican northern state of Coahuila passes a bill legalizing same-sex civil unions, under the name Pacto Civil de Solidaridad (Civil Union Pact).

2009

 Lady Gaga had the top U.K. song with “Just Dance”.

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

2012

Madonna stirred up some controversy when she revealed the name of her new album, “M.D.N.A.”, which turns out to be similar to the drug MDMA. Health campaigners immediately criticized the singer for popularizing drug culture.

2013 – Stacy Offner becomes Rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, CT. Rabbi Offner had been fired from an associate rabbi position in 1987 when she came out as lesbian. She then helped found Shir Tikvah, a Reform congregation in Minneapolis, and was the first woman to be vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Offner is married to Nancy Abramson, an MSW with extensive experience in the fields of mental health and non-profit management. Their daughter, Cantor Jill Abramson, is the Senior Cantor at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY 

2013 –

African American Marco McMillian (April 23, 1979 – February 26, 2013) is the first openly gay candidate for political office in Mississippi when he announces his candidacy for mayor of Clarksdale, MS. He is slain a month later.

Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish became parents for the second time after their California-based surrogat gave birth to a baby boy. The child was named Daniel Furnish-John.

2016David Bowie topped the UK album chart with his latest release “Blackstar” less than 24 hours after his death. With sales of over 43,000 units the collection outpaced its nearest competitor, Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream”, by 25,000.

A funeral service for Natalie Cole was held in Los Angeles with Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan among those in attendance. She was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, next to parents Maria and Nat ‘King’ Cole, sister Carol and brother Kelly.

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heterosexual males do not get to be apolitical, owing to they are why all other demographics have to be

not dealing with the problems caused by ensures the problems remain

https://www.christianpost.com/news/nascar-teams-with-lgbt-group.htmlNASCAR teams with LGBT group after vowing to stay apolitical | Sports NewsNASCAR has announced a partnership with an LGBT advocacy group after recently expressing a desire to remain apolitical. www.christianpost.com

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2022/01/book-explores-role-of-catholics-in-aids-crisis-during-80s-and-90sBook explores role of Catholics in AIDS crisis during 80s and 90s | CruxYears after Michael O’Loughlin began reporting on the Catholic Church and LGBT issues a priest friend suggested he jump back a few decades, and explore the intersection through the United States HIV and AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ‘90s.
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Under the new law, anyone who looks to subject someone of any age, consenting or not, to so-called conversion therapy could face up to five years in prison.

In addition to this, if someone is found to be promoting, advertising, or profiting from providing the practice, they could face up to two years in prison.

https://www.wionews.com/world/canada-officially-bans-lgbt-conversion-therapy-makes-it-a-punishable-offence-443761Canada officially bans LGBT conversion therapy, makes it a punishable offence, World News | wionews.comCanada has banned conversion therapy, joining a select list of countries that discontinued the discredited treatment that claims to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Canadian government on Friday officially implemented the ban which was passed by the Parliament in December 2021.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday, saying that the Canadian bill makes “providing, promoting, or advertising conversion therapy” a criminal offence.Show More

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https://www.metroweekly.com/2022/01/anti-gay-ted-cruzs-daughter-is-bisexual-and-disagrees-with-most-of-his-views/Ted Cruz’s daughter is bisexual and disagrees with “most of his views”Caroline Cruz, daughter of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, said her father doesn’t know about her sexuality but wouldn’t be “mad about it”www.metroweekly.com

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https://xtramagazine.com/power/activism/christian-bakery-legal-setback-lgbtq-rights-215970

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https://www.popbuzz.com/tv-film/news/luca-alberto-gay-director/Luca director says they considered making Luca and Alberto explicitly gay – PopBuzzMany fans of Luca believe that the m

https://theprint.in/india/lgbt-members-allege-they-were-made-to-disrobe-by-police-to-prove-their-identity/801088/LGBT members allege they were made to disrobe by police to prove their identity – ThePrintAgartala, Jan 11 (PTI) Four LGBT members were arrested by the police here and made to disrobe in a police station to prove their identity, according to an FIR filed by one of them. They were also made to write an undertaking that they will never wear cross dress or cross makeup and if they […]theprint.in

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10390167/Brigitte-Macron-received-phone-call-saying-husband-gay-lover-documentary-claims.htmlBrigitte Macron ‘received phone call saying her husband was with a gay lover’, documentary claims | Daily Mail OnlinePolitical commentator Nicolas Prisette makes the claim in a new documentary called ‘In the Hell of the Presidential Campaigns’ on BFM – France’s most popular TV news channel.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://mashable.com/article/greece-lifts-ban-blood-donation-gay-bisexual-menGreece lifts decades-long ban on gay and bisexual men donating bloodThe ban had been in place since 1977.mashable.com

Dear Greece, seriously? You invented gay

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/gay-sex-scene-on-athens-acropolis-sparks-outcry-in-greece-2702570Gay Sex Scene On Athens Acropolis Sparks Outcry In GreeceGreek officials vowed Tuesday to track the people behind the filming of a gay sex scene on Athens’ Acropolis, the country’s most important archaeological site, after footage emerged online.www.ndtv.com

https://www.thegamer.com/skyrim-homophobia-everyone-gay-mod/Modder Fights Against Homophobic Skyrim Fans With Mod That Makes Every NPC GayGay with a vengeance.www.thegamer.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/01/gay-penguin-power-couple-celebrate-anniversary/Gay penguin “power couple” celebrate their anniversary / LGBTQ NationThe male couple, who have hatched two eggs together, enjoyed frozen fish cakes for dinner and held a party with their neighbors in the enclosure…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.futurity.org/lgbtq-job-loss-2680782-2/Job loss hit these LGBTQ groups harder – FuturityNew findings clarify how the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in job loss among LGBTQ+ populations and other minority groups.www.futurity.org

https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2022/01/11/s-isolated-utah-lesbians/In the 1980s, isolated Utah lesbians ‘needed a women’s space.’ Bookstore 20 Rue Jacob was it.Bookstore and coffee shop Twenty Rue Jacob opened in 1979 and quickly became a key gathering place for feminists, and particularly lesbian feminists, in Salt Lake City.www.sltrib.com

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jan/10/joelle-taylor-wins-ts-eliot-poetry-prize-for-blazing-cnto-othered-poemsJoelle Taylor wins TS Eliot poetry prize for ‘blazing’ C+nto & Othered Poems | TS Eliot prize for poetry | The GuardianJudges praise the former UK slam champion’s ‘vivid’ collection, exploring author’s experience of being a butch lesbianwww.theguardian.com

https://www.cltampa.com/arts/gulfports-5th-annual-readout-festival-a-celebration-of-lesbian-literature-virtually-returns-this-february-12678346Gulfport’s 5th annual ReadOut Festival, a celebration of lesbian literature, virtually returns this FebruaryThis year’s keynote speaker is Michèle Alexandre, Dean of the College of Law at Stetson University.www.cltampa.com

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01-10-1917 – 04-20-1961   Kelsey Pharr – Born in Miami, Florida. He was a rhythm and blues singer best known as a member of the Delta Rhythm 

Boys. He graduated valedictorian of his class. While at Northwestern University, he became the first African-American to appear in a drama production of the university. Later, on Broadway, he became a cast member of Porgy and Bess. Pharr left the musical to join the Delta Rhythm Boys as a tenor. They were among the first African-American groups to appear in Miami Beach. Pharr was called “Miami’s pride and joy” and several sources noted that the singer was “openly homosexual.”  On January 21, 1941, Pharr married Mabel Mercer, a lesbian, to give her a valid passport to leave Europe and enter the U.S.  The marriage was arranged by Mercer’s lover, wealthy British boat racer, Marion “Joe” Carstairs. Pharr died of cancer in 1961. (Photo – Kelsey Pharr is on the right, bottom row.)

01-10-1918 -11-03-2003 Aaron Bridgers – Place of birth unknown. He was 

an African-American jazz pianist. Bridgers was jazz composer Billy Strayhorn’s lover from 1939 until Bridgers moved to Paris in 1947. He is featured in the Paul Newman film Paris Blues (1967).

01-10-1927 – 02-24-1990   Johnnie Ray – Born in The Dalles, Oregon. He was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. He was popular in the 1950s 

and had a major influence on what would become rock and roll. Tony Bennett called Ray the “father of rock and roll” and music historians have called him a pioneer in the development of it. Ray, who was partially deaf, began singing professionally at age fifteen. He was discovered in 1951 in a small, predominantly African-American nightclubs in Detroit and signed to Columbia Records. In 1969, Ray headlined a European concert tour with Judy Garland. In 1951, prior to his fame, he was arrested for accosting and soliciting an undercover police officer for sex in the restroom of the Stone Theatre, a burlesque house, in Detroit. In 1952, Ray married Marilyn Morrison. Morrison told a friend she would “straighten it out,” referring to his attraction to men. They separated in 1953 and divorced in 1954. In 1959, Ray was arrested again in Detroit for soliciting an undercover officer at the Brass Rail, described later as a gay bar. Two years after his death, several friends told biographer Johnny Whiteside that they knew Ray was bisexual.

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01-10-1938 – 05-30-2015   Jim Bailey – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He

 was an American singer, actor, and female impersonator. As a teenager, he studied opera at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, and was on the television show, The Children’s Hour for almost a year. He is best remembered for his impressions of Judy Garland, Phyllis Diller, Peggy Lee, and Barbra Streisand. His fame began in the late 1960s and he appeared on concert stages around the world, including Las Vegas hotels, nine times at  Carnegie Hall in New York, and seventeen times at The Palladium Theater in London. Bailey also performed for the British Royal Family twice and for four U.S. Presidents. Bailey performed at benefits for AIDS research as well. He died at his home in Los Angeles, California, on May 30, 2015 from complications due to pneumonia.

01-10-1939 – 02-12-1976 Sal Mineo – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New 

York. He was an American film and theatre actor, best known for his performance as John “Plato” Crawford opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. In the late 1960s, Mineo became one of the first major actors in Hollywood to publicly acknowledge that he was gay. In 1969, he returned to the stage to act and direct a Los Angeles production of the play Fortune and Men’s Eyes, featuring the then-unknown Don Johnson as Smitty. In the play, P.S. Your Cat is Dead, he had received many positive reviews reviving his career. The play was moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Mineo arrived at his apartment in West Hollywood after a rehearsal on February 12, 1976, when he was stabbed to death. In March 1979, pizza deliveryman Lionel Ray Williams was sentenced to 57 years in prison for killing Mineo and for ten robberies in the same area. Williams claimed that he had no idea who Mineo was.

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January 10, 1949

RCA Victor announced the creation of a new record format logically nicknamed the “45,” since the two-sided seven-inch vinyl discs were designed to play at 45-RPM.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – About 30 people attend the first public meeting of the Mattachine Society, at the Diplomat Hotel in New York City.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975 – The Chicago Board of Education approves a plan that allows, for the first time, the city’s teachers to answer students’ questions about homosexuality.

1977 –Ellen Marie Barrett (born February 10, 1946) is ordained by the Episcopal Church, becoming the first openly lesbian clergyperson in any major religious institution in the U.S.

1978– Thirty-five men in Bethesda, MD, who are married to women and have attractions to men, meet and create the Gay Married Men’s Association. The group is still in existence in Washington DC.

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1980 – The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence forms in San Francisco. They are a gay male “religious order” whose motto is “Give Up the Guilt.” Originally a form of Camp Street Theater, the controversial nuns later become highly visible promoters of safe(r) sex.

1982: Paul Lynde, known to many as “the center square” for his years on game show Hollywood Squares, dies of a heart attack in Beverly Hills.  He is 55.

1985 Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry in 1967 to be nominated for five Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She would win Best New Artist at the February 26th show.

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

2005 –

U.S. Supreme Court turns down an appeal by Florida foster dads, Steve Lofton and Roger Croteau, denying their children the right to be adopted by the parents who love them.

2007 – The Federal Way, Washington, school board decides that teachers who show the film “An Inconvenient Truth,” (Al Gore’s documentary about global warming), must also get the approval of the principal and superintendent and must present an “opposing view” along with the film.

2007 – The Federal Way, Washington, school board decides that teachers who show the film “An Inconvenient Truth,” (Al Gore’s documentary about global warming), must also get the approval of the principal and superintendent and must present an “opposing view” along with the film.

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

2016 English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie passed away after an eighteen month battle with cancer at the age of 69. A leader of the Glam Rock movement in the 1970s, Bowie placed thirteen songs on Billboard’s Top 40 chart, including “Space Oddity”, “Fame”, “Golden Years”, “Let’s Dance”, “China Girl”, “Blue Jean” and “Dancing In The Street”. He had released his album “Blackstar” only two days before his death and shared a birthdate with Elvis Presley.“Black Star” was the original name for “Flaming Star” – the Elvis song and movie.

2021

Travel in a pandemic should not be allowed…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/30-lgbtq-destinations-to-explore-in-2022/ss-AASBlkv?li=BBnbklE30 LGBTQ Destinations To Explore in 2022LGBTQ travelers have been waiting to get back on the road and discover new destinations as well as reacquaint themselves with some old favorites.www.msn.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-gay-congressman-engaged-to-a-movement-forming-to-ban-lgbt-books-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Gay Congressman Engaged to a Movement Forming to Ban LGBT Books, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN,

https://ftnnews.com/news-home/appointments/world/43109-lgbt-mpa-announces-2022-executive-officers-and-board-of-directorsLGBT MPA Announces 2022 Executive Officers and Board of DirectorsThe LGBT Meeting Professionals Association, a pro MICE organization based in Philadelphia, announced its newly elected 2022 Board of Directors.ftnnews.com

no matter how far, there are those who continue to oppress and resent

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/the-right-wing-christian-groups-rolling-back-lgbt-rights/208661The Right-Wing Christian Groups Rolling Back LGBT Rights – Star ObserverEver heard of the Alliance Defending Freedom? What about the European Centre for Law and Justice? These are just a few of the right-wing faith-based non-government organisations (NGOs) based in the US and Europe trying to roll back LGBT freedoms and rights.www.starobserver.com.au

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01-09-1859 – 03-09-1947 Carrie Chapman Catt – Born in Ripon, Wisconsin. She was an American women’s suffrage leader who campaigned

 for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave American women the right to vote in 1920. Catt was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women. She was one of the best-known women in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. For over twenty years she lived with fellow suffragist, Mary Garrett Hay. On March 9, 1947, Catt died of a heart attack in her home in New Rochelle, New York. She was buried alongside her longtime partner, Hay, at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York City.

01-09-1908 – 04-14-1986 Simone de Beauvoir – Born in Paris, France. She was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, 

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political activist, feminist, and social theorist. De Beauvoir had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. She is known for her 1949 treatise, The Second Sex, a detailed analysis on women’s oppression. It served as a foundation for contemporary feminism. Her novels include She Came to Stay and The Mandarins. She is also known for her open relationship with French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. De Beauvoir is known to have had a number of female lovers, including some of her students. In 1943, de Beauvoir was suspended from her teaching job after she was accused of seducing her 17-year old student Natalie Sorokin. Sorokin’s parents filed formal charges against de Beauvoir for debauching a minor. It resulted in her teaching license to be permanently revoked. In the early 1960s, Beauvoir began a relationship with Sylvie le Bon which lasted to the end of Beauvoir’s life.

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January 9, 1941 — Joan Baez (born January 9, 1941 is born. Baez, who is Mexican-American and describes herself as bisexual, is one of the most famous folk singers of all time. She is a songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. She’s also known for standing up for social justice. She sang at Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington and stood with Cesar Chavez in the struggle for the rights of migrant farm workers. She protested the Viet Nam war and capitol punishment and helped establish a west coast branch of Amnesty International. And she’s been a vocal advocate of gay and lesbian civil rights.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 9, 1955

Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mambo Italiano’ the singers second No.1. The song was banned by all ABC owned stations in the US because it “did not reach standards of good taste”.

01-09-1959 Linda Villarosa – Place of birth unknown. She is an American writer, editor, and author. In the early 1990s, while a senior 

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editor at Essence, she wrote Coming Out. The article was written by she and her mother, from their own perspectives, what it felt like to be a lesbian and what it felt like to have a lesbian daughter. She is also the co-author of Body & Soul: The Black Woman’s Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-being. Her novel, Passing for Black (2008) was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She has trained journalists from around the world to better understand and  cover the international HIV/AIDS epidemic. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her partner and their two children.

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

January 9, 1960Patsy Cline became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina includes Cline only as a fave singer of lesbians and as kd lang’s early inspiration.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

January 9, 1976Queen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The single enjoyed a nine week run on the chart selling more than a million copies by the end of the month. It reached No.1 again in 1991 for five weeks following Mercury’s death, eventually becoming the UK’s third best selling single of all time.

1977 – The Episcopal Church ordains Ellen Marie Barrett (born February 10, 1946). She was the first open lesbian to be ordained to the priesthood following the Episcopal Church’s General Convention approval of the ordination of women in 1977. Barrett’s candor about her homosexuality caused great controversy within the church. Even prior to her ordination, she was a prominent spokesperson for the rights of gays and lesbians in the church, especially regarding their ordination.

1978 – Sir John Gielgud, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and 26 other international celebrities take out a full-page ad in Time Magazine (Jan. 9, 1978, V.73) to protest the recent series of political backlashes against gays in the U.S. The ad was entitled “What’s Going on in America” and sponsored by the Stichting Vrije Relatierechten Foundation (Foundation for Free Human Partnership).

1978 – Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978)  is inaugurated as San Francisco city supervisor, and is the first openly gay man to be elected to a political office in California.

1979

A benefit concert called A Gift of Song was held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The performers were Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire.

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1982

USAS Charts #6 Physical from Olivia Newton-John

1988,

UK – More than 10,000 lesbians and gay men demonstrate their opposition to Clause 28 in a march through central London.

Whitney Houston scored her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US with ‘So Emotional’. The song became her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US. Whitney Houston made Rock Era history with her record-tying sixth consecutive #1 song–“So Emotional”.  That tied her with the Bee Gees (1977-1979) and she would set the all-time record with her next release.

On the LP charts #6 Whitney from Whitney Houston

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1991, UK – An unprecedented number of prominent gay and lesbian artists come out in a public forum. Wishing to “respectfully distance” themselves from Derek Jarman’s criticism of gay actor Ian McKellen’s (born 25 May 1939) acceptance of a knighthood from the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher, they publish a widely discussed statement in support of McKellen in the Guardian. Among the signees are Simon Callow, Michael Cashman, Nancy Diuguid, Simon Fanshawe, Stephen Fry, Philip Hedley, Bryony Lavery, Michael Leonard, David Lun, Tim Luscombe, Alec McCowen, Cameron Mackintosh, Pam St. Clement, john Schlesinger, Antony Sher, and Martin Sherm.

1993

 Whitney Houston had the top song on the R&B chart for a sixth week with “I Will Always Love you” and the AC chart for the fourth week and on the pop chart #1 song for a seventh week.

The Soundtrack to “The Bodyguard” charted a fifth week at #1 on the Album chart. 

1997:  David Bowie celebrated his 50th Birthday Bash a day late at Madison Square Garden in New York.  Guests included the Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Billy Corgan and Robert Smith of the Cure.  Proceeds from the concert went to the Save the Children fund.

1998

Cher gives an emotional eulogy at Sonny Bono’s funeral in Palm Springs, California, where she praised the man who had been a husband, friend, partner, father figure and rival, calling him “the most unforgettable character I’ve ever met.” The event was broadcast live to millions of people on CNN.

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

 2002Elton John was honored in London by the UK Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS, which presented him with its Hero award. The honor acknowledged his contributions to the fight against HIV and AIDS through the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

2009, Honduras – Prominent transgender activist Cynthia Nicole (1977-2009) is fatally shot in Comayagua. Human Rights Watch issues a statement saying that “Cynthia Nicole fought tirelessly to secure basic rights protections for transgender sex workers.”

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

2016 – When Hubert Edward Spires was just twenty years old, he decided to serve his country by joining the military. Because he was a gay man in a very different time, though, he was removed through an “undesirable” discharge. On this day, the 91-year-old Connecticut man finally received the honorable discharge he was denied 68 years ago. In 1946, he joined what was then called the U.S. Army Air Force and became a chaplain’s assistant at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Spires quickly took to the work, which included writing letters to families worried about their loved ones, playing organ during Catholic Mass and preparing the chapel for various services. He said, “I can go to my grave with my head held high.”

2017

Australia becomes 26th country to legalize same-sex marriagehttps://www.upi.com › World-News › 2017/12/07 › Au…Dec 7, 2017 — Austraila’s House of Representatives voted to legalize samesex marriage Thursday, making the country the 26th to do so.

2021

indeed. many seek to be identified with queer when not queer

kinky heteros are heteros

https://www.queerty.com/dan-savage-tells-straight-kinkster-bdsm-men-doesnt-make-queer-20220109Dan Savage tells a straight kinkster: BDSM with men doesn’t make you queer / Queerty“It’s like a battle between my identity as a kinkster/fetishist and my identity as straight…www.queerty.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/7-brilliant-books-about-chaotic-queers/7 Brilliant Books About Chaotic QueersWhen I think about “good” queer representation, I think about bad. I think about bad behavior, bad relationships, bad choices, bad words.www.autostraddle.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/01/09/liz-truss-new-lgbt-advisory-panel/Liz Truss slammed for failing to set up new LGBT advisory panelEqualities minister Liz Truss has faced fresh criticism for failing to set up a new LGBT advisory panel some nine months after scrapping it.www.pinknews.co.uk

it was on person sex ads

https://centralrecorder.com/what-was-the-hanky-code-in-the-lgbt-community/What Was The ‘Hanky Code’ in the LGBT Community?The hanky code is a system of communication that uses the color of a bandana. This communication system uses different colored bandanas to communicate withcentralrecorder.com

https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19833294.lgbt-scots-seeing-unacceptable-rise-violent-hate-crimes/LGBT Scots seeing ‘unacceptable’ rise in violent hate crimes against them | HeraldScotlandSCOTLAND has seen an “unacceptable” rise in the number of hate crimes recorded against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people over the…www.heraldscotland.com

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1544, Italy – Cecchino de Bracci (dies 1544), a teenage pupil of Michelangelo (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) and nephew and lover of Luigi del Riccio, dies. His death inspires Michelangelo to write 48 funeral epigrams.

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Georg Friedrich Handel’s opera “Almira” was produced in Hamburg.

01-08-1865 – 11-26-1943 Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac – Born in Yonkers, New York. She was the twentieth of 24 children and an heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. It was known in private circles that she was a lesbian. She married twice, with neither marriage being consummated. Her second marriage was to Prince Edmond de Ploignac, a gay man. Even though the marriage wasn’t sexual, they both loved one another, had a mutual respect, and understanding. Singer had many affairs with women and never tried to conceal it. The women she had relationships with include, Romaine Brooks, composer and conductor Ethel Smyth, pianist Renata Borgatti, British socialite and novelist Violet Trefusis, and British landscape expert Alvilde Chaplin. Singer used her fortune to benefit the arts and the sciences. Protégés of her music salon included Debussy and Ravel. She also performed, playing both the piano and organ, and she was an accomplished artist. At the time of her death she was living with Alvilde Chaplin. (Painting is a self-portrait of Winnaretta Singer, 1885)

1907, Germany – Karl M. Baer (20 May 1885 – 26 June 1956), was a German-Israeli author, social worker, reformer, suffragette and Zionist. Assigned female at birth and named Martha Baer, he became one of the first people to undergo sex-change surgery, and one of the first, on this day in 1907, to gain full legal recognition of his gender identity and to have a new birth certificate issued reflecting his new gender, confirmed by the German courts. He began living as a man in 1905 and underwent multistage rudimentary sex-change surgery in October of 1906. He was released from the hospital that December with a medical certificate certifying his male identity.

01-08-1911 – 04-26-1970 Gypsy Rose Lee (born Rose Louise Hovick) – Born in Seattle, Washington. She was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright, 

whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy. It was not only her striptease act that made her famous, she brought a sharp sense of humor into her act as well. She was married three times, and had a son with Otto Preminger while still married to her second husband. Her mother opened a lesbian boarding house in a 10-room apartment on West End Avenue in Manhattan. Mother Rose shot and killed her female lover. According to Gypsy’s son, Erik Lee Preminger, Mother Rose’s female lover had made a pass at Gypsy. She was never prosecuted.

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1947, UK – David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) is born David Jones in London. The enfante terrible of punk, Bowie loved to shock his audiences with a mock blowjob of guitarist Mike Ronson. Among the songs he wrote was Queen Bitch about a young dude who “dresses like a queen but…can kick like a mule.” He was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, becoming acclaimed by critics and other musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Though married to women twice Bowie declared himself gay in an interview with Michael Watts for a 1972 issue of Melody Maker, coinciding with his campaign for stardom as Ziggy Stardust. In a 1983 interview with Rolling Stone, Bowie said his public declaration of bisexuality was “the biggest mistake I ever made” and “I was always a closet heterosexual.” On 10 January 2016, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of the album Blackstar, Bowie died from liver cancer in his New York City apartment

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Demonstrating symbolism in coincidence vs meaning.

Bowie was an Elvis Presley (born January 8, 1935) and Elvis’ Flaming Star – movie and song has Elvis dying off screen. The original song was Black Star.

As a side note, also sharing the Elvis birthday

1955 Mike Reno (Joseph Michael Rynoski), lead singer of Loverboy, was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Where two years later Elvis would not leave the building as much as flee the stage.

1968 R. Kelly was born in Chicago, Illinois. Elvis lived on Kelly Street in 1942 Memphis

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 08, 1957

Bill Haley & the Comets, Lavern Baker and Joe Turner opened the first ever ‘rock & roll tour’ of Australia, playing two sold out nights in Sydney.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1977

Queen went to #1 on the UK album chart with “A Day At The Races”.

Barry Manilow was on a roll, and “Weekend In New England”, one of his best career songs, hit #1 on the Adult chart.

On the pop chart # 6 Elton John with “Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word”,

Pauli Murray (November 20, 1910 – July 1, 1985) , a civil rights activist from North Carolina, becomes the first African-American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest. She was an Americancivil rights activist, women’s rights activistlawyerEpiscopal priest, and author. Drawn to the ministry, in 1977 Murray became the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest and she was among the first group of women to become priests in that church. U.S. President John F. Kennedy appointed Murray to the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women in 1961. In 1963 she became one of the first to criticize the sexism of the civil rights movement, in her speech “The Negro Woman and the Quest for Equality.” In 1966 she was a cofounder of the National Organization for Women (NOW), which she hoped could act as an NAACP for women’s rights. Although acknowledging the term “homosexual” in describing others, Murray preferred to describe herself as having an “inverted sex instinct” that caused her to behave as a man attracted to women would. She wanted a “monogamous married life”, but one in which she was the man. The majority of her relationships were with women whom she described as “extremely feminine and heterosexual”. On July 1, 1985 the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray died of pancreatic cancer in the house she owned with a lifelong friend, Maida Springer Kemp.

1978 – Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) takes office on the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco, representing District 5. He was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Although he was the most pro-LGBTpolitician in the United States at the time, politics and activism were not his early interests; he was neither open about his sexuality nor civically active until he was 40, after his experiences in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, who was another city supervisor. Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

1979: Acting San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein names Harry Britt to fill the vacant Board of Supervisor’s seat left empty by the assassination of Harvey Milk.

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

1981 Linda Ronstadt makes her Broadway debut alongside Rex Smith and Kevin Kline in the revival of The Pirates of Penzance, which runs for 787 performances.

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

01-08-1991   Tadd Fujikawa – Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born three months

 premature, the doctors gave him a 50-50 chance of survival. His premature birth attributed to his short stature at 5 feet 1 inch. He is an American professional golfer. At the age of 15, he qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open, the youngest golfer ever to do so. In 2017 he won the Hawaii State Open for the second time. On September 12, 2018, he came out as gay on Instagram, becoming the first male professional golfer to publicly come out.

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

2000

A photographer was arrested after stalking Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin for five years.

2004: The New Jersey legislature passes a bill creating a domestic partnership status for same-sex couples, with many of the same legal rights as marriage.

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

2011 – U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is injured in a mass shooting in AZ. Daniel Hernandez (born Jan. 25, 1990), Giffords’ openly gay intern helps save her life, then contacts her husband.

2016

David Bowie released his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar, on Bowie’s 69th birthday and two days before his death. It became his first and only album to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US.

The album is named for “Black Star” the original name of the Elvis “Flaming Star” movie song.

2021

that customer was denied a cake because of sexuality

the person or the message on the cake, it was sexuality that was discriminated against.

https://www.jurist.org/news/2022/01/european-court-of-human-rights-finds-christian-bakery-lgbt-cake-dispute-inadmissible/ECHR finds Christian bakery LGBT cake dispute inadmissible – JURIST – NewsThe European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday issued a final decision that a complaint concerning a bakery’s refusal to fulfil an order for a cake advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights is inadmissible….www.jurist.org

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lgbt-forces-veterans-jailed-being-25891537LGBT forces veterans jailed for being gay win pardons after Sunday Mirror campaign – Mirror OnlineNow they are demanding a personal apology from Boris Johnson for their lifetime of shame and misery and compensation for lost pensionswww.mirror.co.uk

communities creating safer spaces or to identify people to round up later?

https://www.reflector.com/news/local/lgbt-group-voices-need-for-greenville-community-center-trans-youth-shelter/article_13b4b2da-6e85-50c5-8556-34eac7077d72.htmlLGBT group voices need for Greenville community center, trans youth shelterA group of professors and community members say it is time that the city of Greenville had a shelter and community center in place for LGBTQ people.www.reflector.com

https://tylerpaper.com/news/business/market-to-promote-lgbt-vendors/article_0f520d40-6e5e-11ec-bcd7-236d1f63af1c.htmlMarket to promote LGBT vendors | Business | tylerpaper.comTyler Area Gays hope to highlight LGBT vendors in a new outdoor market that will open for the first time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 in downtowntylerpaper.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1891 – Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an African-Americannovelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. Of Hurston’s four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Living in Harlem in the 1920s, Hurston befriended the likes of Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)and Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946), among several others. Her apartment, according to some accounts, was a popular spot for social gatherings. During a period of financial and medical difficulties, Hurston was forced to enter St. Lucie County Welfare Home, where she suffered a stroke. She died of hypertensive heart disease on January 28, 1960, and was buried at the Garden of Heavenly Rest in Fort Pierce, Florida. Her remains were in an unmarked grave until 1973. Novelist Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944)and literary scholar Charlotte D. Hunt found an unmarked grave in the general area where Hurston had been buried, and decided to mark it as hers.There were rumors that Zora was gay or at least bisexual.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946 – Jann Simon Wenner (born January 7, 1946) is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men’s Journal magazine. Since 1995, Wenner’s domestic partner has been Matt Nye, a fashion designer. Together, Wenner and Nye have three adopted children.

1949 – On this day in Columbia, Mo., the Associated Press reported: Four men pleaded guilty yesterday to statutory charges and were placed on probation four years. They were Warren W. Heathman, itinerant agriculture instruction for the Veterans Administration at Rolla; Harry J. Sohn Jr., of Hannibal, former University of Missouri student; Willie D. Coots of Columbia, former clerk in a novelty shop, and Joe Byers, local grocer. The prior spring, newspapers reported on a “homosexual ring” with “mad homosexual parties” taking place near the University of Missouri campus. Professor E. K. Johnston’s 24-year teaching career was ruined when he and several others were arrested. Coots may have been Johnston’s partner at the time of the arrests, as reports at the time indicate that they had shared an apartment in Rolla “for the last 15 or 16 years.” Reports indicate that “at least of score” of other students and residents were implicated.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-07-1950 – 08-28-2016 Juan Gabriel (born Alberto Aguilera Valadez) – Born in Parácuaro, Mexico. He was a Mexican singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He was called “The Liberace of Mexico” and also known as “The Mexican Elton John.” Fan and media outlets have long alluded to him allegedly being gay, but he has only 

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addressed the question once formally, telling a Univision reporter, “don’t ask about something that is obvious.” In 1971, he signed a recording contract with RCA. Thanks to executive record producer, Jon Gordillo, he became a world-renowned artist. Over the next 15 years, Gabriel’s fame grew. He recorded 15 albums and has sold over 20 million records. He had written and recorded over 1000 songs in a variety of music genres. Gabriel died at the age of 66 from a heart attack.

January 07, 1953

President Harry Truman announced the U.S. has developed a hydrogen bomb (H-Bomb). He made this announcement in his final State of the Union Address.

January 7, 1954

In Chicago, Muddy Waters recorded “Hoochie Coochie Man.” The Hoochie Coochie was a sexually provocative dance that became wildly popular during and after the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Since the dance was performed by women, a “hoochie coochie man” either watched them or ran the show.

1957 – The board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) approves a national policy statement asserting that laws against sodomy and federal restrictions on employment of lesbians and gay men are constitutional.

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

January 7, 1960

The United States first test launched the Polaris Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from their launching facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The Polaris would be the first missile deployed in the world that could be launched from a submerged submarine and carry a nuclear warhead, changing the game of nuclear brinkmanship forever.

01-07-1969 David Yost – Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is an American actor and producer known for his role of Billy Cranston on 

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the television series (1993-1996) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, (1995) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, and the last season, Power Rangers Zeo. Yost left the show toward the end of the 1996 season. While it was originally believed that he left the series due to insufficient pay, Yost later revealed in a 2010 interview that he left because he could no longer handle harassment by the production crew that targeted his sexual orientation. He was often called a “faggot.” He claims that his co-workers considered him “not worthy” and that he “could not be a superhero” because he was gay. After he left the show, he tried to get rid of his homosexuality with conversion therapy, but was unsuccessful. He had a nervous breakdown which resulted in his psychiatric hospitalization for five weeks. After he checked out, he moved to Mexico for a year, and eventually accepted his sexuality.

January 7, 1969

The music / comedy trio, Scaffold, which included Paul McCartney’s younger brother Mike, led the UK singles chart with a novelty tune called “Lily The Pink”. Elton John, along with Graham Nash of The Hollies, contributed backing vocals and Jack Bruce of Cream played bass guitar.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971: In its final report to Pres. Nixon, the National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws urges the abolition of all U.S. laws prohibiting homosexual acts between consenting adults.

1973 –

USA -Jack Baker (born 1942) adopts his partner, Mike McConnell (born 1942), in Minnesota for tax benefits. Baker was the president of the University of Minnesota student body. They had applied for a marriage license in 1970 but were denied. They are still together today.

01-07-1973 Paul Ferreira – Born in Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal. He is a Canadian populist politician and one of the first openly

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 gay politicians elected to provincial office in Canada. He also has the distinction of being the first Azores-Canadian MPP. In 1979 his family immigrated to Canada and settled in Brampton, Ontario. Ferreira is an honors graduate of Ottawa’s Carleton University. He speaks English, French, and Portuguese.

January 7, 1974

Cher released the single “Dark Lady”.

1977- The government-financed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation releases a new public policy on public service announcements from its headquarters in Ottawa. Nothing controversial, including issues around being gay, would be allowed.

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

1982

“Fame,” based on the motion picture of the same name and starring Albert Hague, Carlo Imperato, Debbie Allen, Gene Anthony Ray, and Carol Mayo Jenkins, began a six-season run, airing on NBC-TV for the first two years, then in syndication.

1984

Barry Manilow remained at #1 for a third week on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Read ‘Em And Weep”.

On the POp charts Olivia Newton-John moved “Twist Of Fate” to #5,  Elton John registered his 18th Top 10 with “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”,  at #8

1985 – Blaine Elswood writes about experimental AIDS drugs. Elswood founded the Guerilla Clinic in San Francisco, an underground group for AIDS activists who sold experimental AIDS drugs to those who wanted them.

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

01-07-1991 Caster Semenya – Born in Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa. Semenya is thought to have an intersex trait but because her sex 

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test results were never published officially, it’s not possible to confirm. The test, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations, was given to determine whether she had a “rare medical condition” giving her an “unfair advantage.” In an interview with South African magazine YOU Semenya stated, “God made me the way I am and I accept myself.” She won the gold medal in the women’s 800 meters at the 2016 Rio Games and was one of 49 out LGBT athletes to participate at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Semenya is married to her long-time girlfriend, Violet Raseboya.

1992

Capitol Records decided against renewing the contract of singer Anne Murray. During her 22 years with the label, Murray recorded 30 albums and had four Top 10 singles. Murray is a fave of lesbians performer

1994, UK – The first-ever televised lesbian kiss in the UK airs on this day. Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool, England. The series began on the launch night of Channel 4 on November 2, 1982, and ran for 21 years until November 4, 2003. The kiss was  between Beth Jordache and Margaret Clemence.

1997

Prince appeared on the Rosie O’Donnell show.

1998

American record producer Owen Bradley died aged 82. Along with Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson, he was one of the chief architects of the 1950s and 1960s Nashville sound in country music and rockabilly. Bradley produced artists such as Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Lenny Dee, and Conway Twitty. His last LP kd lang’s Shadowland.

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

2004 – Six former students – Alana Flores and five others — from Morgan Hill School district (in California) settle a lawsuit against the district for $1.1 million. “[The settlement also] requires the school district to implement mandatory annual training regarding harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity for administrators, teachers, middle school and high school students, and staff. The settlement ends five years of wrangling during which a state law was passed — with the Morgan Hill students’ input — prohibiting anti-gay harassment of students. The case also prompted a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in April that stated public school administrators who fail to take effective steps to counter anti-gay harassment could be violating the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection — even if they have an anti-discrimination policy in place. That ruling covered districts in California and eight other Western states and, according to plaintiffs’ attorneys, finally brought district officials to the negotiating table,” according to the L.A. Times.

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

2015,

India – Transgender Mandu Bai Kinnar (born 1980), who was expelled from his family, is elected mayor of Raigarh in the state of Chhattisgarh.

USA – Florida recognizes same-sex marriages.

2021

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/01/06/gay-marriage-cake-suit-european-court-declines-case/9121427002/Gay marriage cake suit ends when European court declines to take caseA European court declined to overturn the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision that a bakery could refuse to make a cake saying “Support Gay Marriage.”www.usatoday.com

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-thursday-edition-1.6306526/this-u-k-man-convicted-under-an-anti-gay-law-40-years-ago-may-finally-get-a-pardon-1.6306529This U.K. man convicted under an anti-gay law 40 years ago may finally get a pardon | CBC RadioThe U.K. government announced Tuesday that it will expand a program launched in 2012 that allowed thousands of gay and bisexual men to clear their convictions under now-abolished anti-gay laws. www.cbc.ca

https://allafrica.com/stories/202201070072.htmlSenegal: Parliament Rejects Law Increasing Prison Time for Homosexuals – allAfrica.comA bill that would have increased the punishment for homosexual acts in Senegal from 5 years to 10 years will not be voted on, after lawmakers in a parliament committee on Wednesday rejected approving it for a vote by the full legislative body.Show Moreallafrica.com

https://www.scoopwhoop.com/lgbt/paromita-mukherjee-surbhi-mitra-this-lesbian-couple-journey/Paromita Mukherjee & Surbhi Mitra: This Lesbian Couple’s Journey Of Making HistoryRead here about Paromita Mukherjee and Surbhi Mitra, the first lesbian couple to get engaged in central India (Nagpur). Here’s how they came to terms with their sexual orientation & told their parents to come together.www.scoopwhoop.com

https://www.ebar.com/news/latest_news//311965Bay Area Reporter :: Lesbian Justice Earl confirmed to CA appellate courtWith her confirmation to the state’s 3rd District Court of Appeal, Justice Laurie M. Earl is now the fifth LGBTQ person serving on one of California’s six appellate courts and the first on the 3rd District court bench.www.ebar.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/monks-cut-ties-catholic-school-lesbian-lacrosse-coachs-hiring-rcna11188Monks cut ties with Catholic school after lesbian lacrosse coach’s hiringA group of Benedictine monks has cut ties with a Catholic school in a Chicago suburb after it hired a lacrosse coach who is in a same-sex marriage.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/violent-attacks-on-lgbt-people-go-unpunished-in-lancashire-as-police-close-books-on-over-93-per-cent-of-all-hate-crimes-3517378Violent attacks on LGBT people go unpunished in Lancashire as police close books on over 93 PER CENT of all hate crimesViolent attacks on LGBT people in Lancashire continue to go unpunished, as police close the books on over 93 per cent of all reported hate crimes without bringing anyone to justice – with charges falling to zero in some cases.www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk

https://www.pinkvilla.com/lifestyle/people/3-things-haunt-person-who-has-just-come-out-lgbt-9875283 Things that haunt a person who has just come out as LGBT | PINKVILLAIf you are someone who identifies themselves as a member of The Pride Family, you would understand the nightmares that certain thoughts give you. Fro…www.pinkvilla.com

selling the repackaged problem as the solution..

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2022/01/07/sister-jeanine-gramick-new-ways-ministry-242155Interview: Sister Jeannine Gramick on being censured by the Vatican, 50 years of ministry and her hopes for LGBT Catholics | America Magazine“My hope for L.G.B.T. Catholics is that they all feel welcome and comfortable in any parish in the world,” Sister Gramick says. “That they might feel just as much a part of the church as anyone else.”www.americamagazine.org

https://muslimmatters.org/2022/01/07/where-the-rainbow-ends-american-muslims-lgbt-activism/Where The Rainbow Ends: American Muslims And LGBT Activism – MuslimMatters.orgAmerican Muslim promotion of the LGBT freedom and equality platform has drastically undermined the ability of the Muslim community itself to live with, or even conceive of, a conception of freedom and equality that would be most conducive to sexual probity, moral decency, and the preservation of faith across generations.muslimmatters.org

https://cointelegraph.com/news/spanish-lgbt-token-responds-to-critics-says-it-expects-listings-soonSpanish LGBT token responds to critics, says it expects listings soonThe LGBT cryptocurrency project expects to list its token on Algorand-supporting exchanges in late January despite skepticism.cointelegraph.com

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