LGBTQ2 for February 20

BCE to The Suffragettes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941

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

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

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

February 20, 1969

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

  Queen opened for Yes at the Kingston Polytechnic in London.

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

February 20, 1974

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

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

1978

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

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

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

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

1982: 

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

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

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

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

1985

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

1988

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

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

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

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

1991

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

1993

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

Whitney Houston released the single “I Have Nothing”.

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

2000

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

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

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

2005

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

2007

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

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

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

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

2022

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

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

Protect LGBT people from violence, bias – Hindustan Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Queers in History

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

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for October 11

National Coming Out Day

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) is born. Famed for her work as a human rights activist and for her outspokenness as first lady, Roosevelt was also bisexual. She had long-term relationships with her husband, Franklin, and her dear friend, Lorena Hickock (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968). Roosevelt cared deeply about humanity. She once wrote, of the need to save the Jewish people of Europe, “We will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them.” She worked to pass anti-lynching legislation. She wrote a column urging congress not to further abrogate the sovereignty of American Indians. She resigned from the DAR when they refused to let opera star Marian Anderson sing in their hall (because Anderson was African-American) and she arranged instead for her to sing at the Lincoln Memorial. She publicly opposed Apartheid long before world sentiment was united about it. She served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She was one of the most admired women in America in her day. Biographer Blanche Weisen has said that Roosevelt’s bisexuality and her relationship with Lorena Hickock were powerful influences on the human rights work she was so admired for.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954 – Cleve Jones (born October 11, 1954) is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States. Jones conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at a candlelight memorial for Harvey Milk in 1985 and in 1987 created the first quilt panel in honor of his friend Marvin Feldman.

October 11, 1956

Elvis Presley , with Nick Adams along, arrived in Dallas by train to begin a brief tour

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 11, 1975

Janis Ian performs “At Seventeen” on the very first broadcast of NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live.

1979: Toronto police raided The Hot Tub Club, a poplar Canadian gay bathhouse. Forty men present at the time received “bawdyhouse” charges, essentially equating the bathhouse with a space of prostitution.

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

1981 – In Los Angeles, then twenty-one year-old Prince  (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) opens for the Rolling Stones. He is booed off the stage with taunts of “Faggot!” and “F*cking queer!” Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer.

1986

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from her album. ‘True Blue’ her third UK No.1. The title came from a favorite expression of her then husband Sean Penn and was a direct tribute to him.

1987:

The historic second March On Washington took place, drawing out around 500,000 attendees. Speakers at the event included Rev. Jesse Jackson and actress Whoopi Goldberg. The iconic AIDS memorial quilt was also displayed at this march, stitched together with more than 48,000 individual panels, the majority of which were dedicated to a loved one that had passed away from AIDS complications.

Seventy-five bisexuals march in the 1987 March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Rights, which was the first nationwide bisexual gathering. The article “The Bisexual Movement: Are We Visible Yet?” by Lani Ka’ahumanu (born October 5, 1943) appeared in the official Civil Disobedience Handbook for the March. It was the first article about bisexuals and the emerging bisexual movement to be published in a national lesbian or gay publication

1988

Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist and Jean O’Leary, a gay rights activist, to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its civil rights movement. They chose October 11th to mark the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place 1987. With estimates of half a million people participating, it was nearly five times the size of the first march in 1979. National Coming Out Day is observed throughout the U.S. and other countries around the world

More than 1,000 demonstrators in Maryland, led by ACT Up activists, invade the grounds of the Federal Food and Drug Administration to focus attention on the AIDS crisis and to protest the agency’s slow drug approval process. Nearly 150 demonstrators are arrested.

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

1993 – The US Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal from a former CIA employee who was fired for acknowledging he was gay.

1997

Elton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Candle In The Wind 97’ A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.

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

2005

Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was offered for auction on eBay by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.

2009

Barbra Streisand went to No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Love Is the Answer’. Streisand’s ninth No.1 album, making her the only artist to have a number one album in America in five different decades.

National Equality March takes place in Washington, DC

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) headquarters in Washington DC is vandalized by a group called Queers Against Assimilation. They throw pink and black glitter and paint at the building, calling the attack an “act of glamdalvism.”

2010

George Michael was released from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England after serving four of an eight week sentence for driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested after crashing his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London in July of this year.

2011

The group Queers Against Assimilation vandalized the Human Rights Campaign store in Washington, D.C. The radical activists threw pink and black paint and glitter on the building and left graffiti that read “Quit Leaving Queers Behind.” (h/t Quist)

2011 – Pioneering gay activist Frank Kameny dies (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011). Kameny was one of the most significant and iconic figures in the American gay rights movement.  In 1957, Kameny was dismissed from his position as an astronomer in the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C. because of his homosexuality, leading him to transform the gay rights movement of the early 1960s.

2013,

Moldova – Moldova’s parliament overturns a newly passed Russian-inspired “Gay Propaganda Law.”

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 11 – HuffPost

http://www.newnownext.com/history-of-queer-words-twink-drag-coming-out/10/2021/The Surprising History of Queer Words You Use Every Day | NewNowNextTerms like “twink,” “drag,” and “coming out” are fixtures of our LGBTQ lexicon. But where did they come from?www.newnownext.com

racism within the LGBTQ2? because it is homophobia against it

https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/tullamore-man-promotes-campaign-to-reduce-racism-against-the-lgbt-community/Tullamore Man Promotes Campaign To Reduce Racism Against The LGBT+ Community – Midlands 103LGBTQ+ Activist, Darren Collins hopes to encourage people to support the Gay Project’s campaign #PrideAFwww.midlands103.com

https://deadline.com/2021/10/lesbian-legal-battle-hbo-nuclear-family-director-ry-russo-young-interview-1234853656/Nuclear Family Director Ry Russo-Young On End Of HBO Docuseries Tonight – DeadlineTurning the camera on her own family & the rough legal battle that defined much of her childhood, brought a new POV to the Before I Fall helmerdeadline.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History  by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

October 11 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

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