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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Bangles were in concert at the Marquee Club in London.
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
Bette Midler’s version of “From A Distance” is named Song Of The Year,
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”
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.
Broadway previews began for the musical “All Shook Up.”
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 conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
so we can finally tell hetero men to stop assaulting and raping generally? across all the demographics harmed?
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.
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.
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
Queers in History
people link events link
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.