BCE to The Suffragettes
1847, Germany – Philipp Friedrich Alexander, Prince of Eulenburg and Hertefeld, Count von Sandels (12 February 1847 – 17 September 1921) was a diplomat and composer of Imperial Germany who achieved considerable influence as the closest friend of Wilhelm II. He was the central member of the so-called Liebenberg Circle, a group of artistically minded German aristocrats within Wilhelm’s entourage. Eulenburg played an important role in the rise of Bernhard von Bülow, but fell from power in 1907 due to the Harden–Eulenburg affair when he was accused of homosexuality.
02-12-1902 – 07-16-1967
Bet van Beeren – Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was a flamboyant bar owner in Amsterdam. She named the bar Café ’t Mandje (The Basket Café) because her mother brought the food in every day in a basket. Van Beeren was openly lesbian and her bar catered to lesbians and gays, as long as there was no kissing, which would have violated the vice laws and caused her to lose her liquor license. Her clientele included artists, intellectuals, pimps, prostitutes, and sailors. She often dressed in a sailor suit or leathers, and entertained her customers with singing and dancing. Making a lot of money from the pub, she became known for her charity works, helping the poor, children, and the elderly. During WWII, she allowed the bar to be used as an arms depot for the Dutch resistance. Her bar was off limits to Nazi troops because it was considered a red-light establishment. She hung neckties and souvenirs from patrons from the ceiling and held dances on Queen’s Day, where same-sex couples could dance together. Van Beeren died of liver disease (it was told that she drank up to 40 bottles of beer a day) in July 1967. She was laid in state on the billiard table of the bar for several days before being buried. Greet, van Beeren’s younger sister continued to run the pub until 1982. Shortly before Greet died, she sold it to her niece, Diana van Laar. Van Laar completed a renovation of the pub and reopened it on April 2, 2008. In 2017, a bridge was renamed on the pub’s 90th anniversary to honor van Beeren, representing her building of bridges between diverse groups. (Top photo shows van Beeren in sailor suit; Bottom photo is Café ‘t Mandje by FaceMePLS)
February 12, 1909
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” The date was chosen to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who emancipated enslaved African Americans.
02-12-1923 Franco Zeffirelli – Born in Florence, Italy. He was an Italian director and
producer of films and television. Known principally for his 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. His 1967 version of The Taming of the Shrew remains the best-known film adaptation of the play. He was also a director and designer of operas and a former senator (1994-2001) for the Italian centre-right “Froza Italia” party. In 1996 he came out as gay. He considered himself “homosexual” rather than gay, he felt the term “gay” was less elegant.
Bandleader Paul Whiteman presented his unique symphonic jazz at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. The concert featured the first public performance of George Gershwin‘s “Rhapsody In Blue.”
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Elvis Presley’s gay song “Jailhouse Rock” is #1 in the UK, while “Don’t” is #1 in the USA
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
02-12-1963 Jacqueline Amanda Woodson – Born in Columbus, Ohio. She is an African-
American writer of books for children and adolescents. Best known for Miracle’s Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001. She was named one of six Hans Christian Andersen Award finalists on March 17, 2014. She is openly lesbian with a lifelong partner and two children.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
On the USA Charts, the album Pearl by the recently departed Janis Joplin moved from 14-9 in its third week and the self-titled Elton John was on its way down at #10.
February 12, 1975
1976: Gay actor, Sal Mineo, is stabbed to death in the garage of his West Hollywood apartment building at 8569 Holloway Drive. He is only 37 years old. The crime goes unsolved for a number of years until his murderer, Lionel Ray Williams, is caught and convicted.
Mineo known for his performance as John “Plato” Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause (1955). He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus (1960). At the time of his death, he was in a six-year relationship and was living with male actor Courtney Burr III.
Sal Mineo meets Elvis on the set of Loving You
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Assumed to be a gay hate crime death, it turned out to be random robbery.
Olivia Newton-John’s single “A Little More Love” was certified Gold.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd passed Highlights from “The Phantom of the Opera” for third place in the longest-running albums of the Rock Era with 402 weeks on the Album chart. Pink Floyd at this point was behind only Johnny Mathis with his Greatest Hits album with 490 weeks and the “My Fair Lady” Soundtrack with 480 weeks. Dark Side of the Moon would eventually run away from them all with 741 weeks.
“We Got The Beat” moved from #64 to #31 for the Go-Go’s.
Making Love opens nationwide. Producers timed the release of the film with Valentine’s Day weekend. In response to complaints about the film’s depiction of gay love, star Harry Hamlin rather presciently comments “The more radical elements of the gay culture are going to be disappointed by all the films coming out now sponsored by the major studios. A lot of [these people] feel they’re way beyond where these films take us. But the more intelligent know there has to be a groundbreaking ceremony, which is what this is.”
The Judds album “Rockin’ With The Rhythm” was certified Gold.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
At the 11th annual BRIT awards in London, Queen‘s “These Are The Days Of Our Lives” is named Best British Single and the late Freddie Mercury is honored for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. For the fourth time in the last five years, U2 is named as the Best International Group.
Whitney Houston continued to set the bar high on the R&B chart with an 11th week at #1 for “I Will Always Love You” and with a 12th week at #1 with “I Will Always Love You”, one short of the all-time record at the time held by Boyz II Men with “End Of The Road”.
“The Bodyguard” Soundtrack logged a 10th week at #1 on the U.S. Album chart.
The Cult had the #1 album in the U.K. with Pure Cult.
David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2004 – Under the direction of Mayor Gavin Newsom, the City of San Francisco begins performing same-sex marriages, starting with Phyllis Lyon (born November 10, 1924) and Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008), who had been a couple for 51 years. That marriage was invalidated by the California Supreme Court, but Lyon and Martin married once again on June 16, 2008, a couple of months before Del Martin’s death on August 27, 2008. Over 80 couples were given quick ceremonies. Robin Tyler and Troy Perry (born July 27, 1940) , with attorney Gloria Allred, file a lawsuit for marriage equality shortly after the San Francisco marriages were dissolved. One month later, the cases were consolidated. The marriage equality case actually started in Los Angeles rather than San Francisco.
“The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties” became Barry Manilow’s second Billboard chart topping album. His first was in 1977 with “Barry Manilow Live”.
A full frontal nude photo of Madonna, taken in 1979 before she became famous, sold at auction for $37,500. The black and white picture was taken at a time when Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was a 20-year-old dancer trying to make ends meet in New York.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Adele was the biggest winner at The 59th Annual Grammy Awards with five trophies, including Album of the Year for 25, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for ‘Hello’. Adele also became the first artist in history to win all three general field awards in the same ceremony twice, previously winning all three categories in 2012. David Bowie won Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Song and Best Recording Package for Blackstar.
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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.
the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.
There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.
Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.
the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.