Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1766 – Christoffel Bosch van Leeuwarden, a seventy year old porter in the Netherlands, was convicted of seduction to sodomy and sentenced to three years of prison labor.
1893 – Jean Acker (October 23, 1893 – August 16, 1978) was an American film actress with a career dating from the silent film era through the 1950s. She was perhaps best known as the estranged wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926). Acker had an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945). Nazimova included Acker in what was dubbed the “Sewing circles“, a group of actresses who were forced to conceal the fact that they were lesbian or bisexual, thus living secret lives. Another of her female lovers wasactress Grace Darmond(November 20, 1893 – October 8, 1963)with whom she was involved during her relationship with Valentino.
1906, France – Albrto Santos-Dumot (20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932) makes the first public European flight of an airplane in Europe. His plane, the Olseau de prole, (bird of prey)is considered the first to take off, fly, and land without the use of other assistance. Later that year he flew his fixed-wing aircraft, the 14B, to win the Deutsch-Achdeacon Prize. Three years before the Wright brothers, the gay Brazilian aviation pioneer becomes the first person to fly more than 80 feet under official observation. Seriously ill and said to be depressed over his multiple sclerosis and the use of aircraft in warfare, he hanged himself on July 23, 1932.
1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of being in a homosexual relationship. Moltke filed a civil suit, and though Harden was acquitted, the verdict was later overturned and he was found guilty. Moltke was an adjutant to Kaiser Wilhelm II and military commander of Berlin. The homosexual scandal known as the Harden-Eulenburg Affair rocked the Kaiser’s entourage. Moltke was forced to leave the military service.
1937 – Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay’s (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002) former lover Stanley Haggart wrote to him after marrying a woman in an attempt to change his sexuality. “To think it had to take a marriage with its wedding night experiences to show me where my real affinity lies. Every cell in me screamed out in protest at my desecration of my body. At that time I knew that I belonged to you and you to me.” The two men were eventually reunited in 1938, but Harry had become increasingly active in meetings of the Communist Party and the two men were politically incompatible. Hay “abandoned” Stanley, whose homely domestic ideals he regarded as unrealistic, and Stanley in due course made a new life-match.
All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”)
The Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43)https://www.discogs.com › releaseThe Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43) (LP) album … D7, On The Gay White Way. D8, I’m Still Crazy For You. D9, I Heard The Birdies Sing.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Black radio giant WDIA in Memphis began banning all records with what they considered suggestive lyrics, including the Drifters’ “Honey Love,” the Bees’ “Toy Bell,” and the entire “Annie” series of singles by the Midnighters.
October 23, 1956Elvis got a visit from Nick Adams.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1965 –Thirty-five members of the East Coast Homophile Organizations hold a second demonstration at the White House. However, demonstrators felt, with this event, that picketing the White House had lost its effectiveness as a tactic in support of gay rights.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
On the USA Song charts Cher made her move (10-4) with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”. Joan Baez at 5 with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
on the USA song charts “Fernando” by ABBA once again set the standard on the Easy Listening chart.
1977: Two thousand people demonstrated in downtown Montreal to protest October 22 bar raids. Police attack the demonstrators with motorcycles and billy-clubs and made further arrests. Truxx and another bar, Le Mystique, were simultaneously raided on Oct. 22, 1977. Fifty police officers wearing bulletproof vests and carrying machine guns conducted the raid, charging 146 patrons as “found-ins” and Truxx’s owner as a keeper of a common bawdy house. Detainees were held for eight hours in crowded cells, subjected to venereal disease testing and denied the opportunity to call their lawyers. Community response to the raid was quick. The night after the raid, two thousand people blocked a downtown intersection in protest. When police tried to break it up by driving their motorcycles into the crowd and clubbing people, protesters threw beer bottles. Hundreds turned up at a public forum, organized by l’Association pour les droits des gaies du Québec, and a defence committee for the found-ins was formed. It took five years for the charges against the Truxx patrons to be dropped.
Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem I Will Survive is released. The song is about getting through a broken relationship and was quickly adopted by the gay community
Neil Diamond & Barbra participated in one of the greatest collaborations of the Era–“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.
1979: Former Winnipeg Free Press publisher Richard Malone pleads guilty to charges of buggery and obstructing justice. He is given a one-year sentence, following a “juvenile sex ring” investigation in February 1979.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1982 Culture Club were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, the group’s first chart topper and the first of 12 UK Top 40 hits. The song became a major hit after their memorable debut performance on Top Of The Pops when they stood in for Shakin’ Stevens who was ill and not able to appear.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1993 – In Helena, Montana the state supreme court ruled that “transvestitism” is not a sufficient reason to deny a father joint custody of his 3-year old child.
1994 – Andrew D. Kopkind (1935 – Oct. 23, 1994), a political journalist whose work appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books and The Nation, died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He was 59 and had homes in Manhattan and Guilford, Vt. With John Scagliotti, he was the host of “Lavender Hour,” a gay radio program on WBCN in Boston. He is survived by Mr. Scagliotti, an Emmy Award-winning American film director and producer, his companion of 24 years.
1998 – The Los Angeles City council condemns the “Making Sense of Homosexuality” conference, organized by the anti-gay National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, known as NARTH, saying that claims of “curing” homosexuals creates an atmosphere that can lead to anti-gay violence.”
1999 – Religious right leader Rev. Jerry Falwell and evangelical Christian supporters met with Rev. Mel White and gay Christians for an anti-violence forum.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player called the iPod.
2002: Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay dies of lung cancer in hospice care. A founder and architect of the modern gay rights movement, in 1950 Hay and four others formed one of the nation’s first gay rights organizations the Mattachine Society. Hay’s believed in the cultural minority status of homosexuals which led him to take a stand against assimilation. In June 1969, the Stonewall riots in New York marked a move toward a more radical and militant approach among gay rights activists; Hay however stated that “I wasn’t impressed by Stonewall, because of all the open gay projects we had done throughout the sixties in Los Angeles. As far as we were concerned, Stonewall meant that the East Coast was catching up.” The riot led to the emergence of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), with Hay involving himself in the early development of its Los Angeles chapter. Harry Hay passed away on October 24, 2002 at age 90. His ashes, mingled with those of his partner John Burnside, were scattered in the Nomenus Faerie Sanctuary, Wolf Creek, Oregon
Beyonce went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘If I Were A Boy’, the singers fourth UK No.1 hit. Taken from her third solo album, I Am’ Sasha Fierce.
This week, at the University of Maine, an anti-gay Christian preacher came on campus with a giant sign full of sins…But his yelling was no match for the students’ beautiful rendition of Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”
Gay History – October 23: Almost Forgotten Gay Activist Harry …http://www.back2stonewall.com › Gay HistoryOct. 23, 2019 — October 23, 2002: Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay dies of lung cancer in hospice care.
It is okay to be gay or lesbian and not bisexual, and it is okay to not date transpersons and it is okay to be bisexual or trans; it is okay to be heterosexual
so stop expecting others to go against their orientation:
no one has a right to your body, especially when you have no interest in theirs
from the article : It’s kind of a privilege that anybody gets to share your body in the first place, so as long as everything’s safe and consenting, put your pleasure first.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbnqd/how-to-explore-bisexuality-if-only-been-in-gay-relationshipsHow to Explore Bisexuality If You’ve Only Ever Been in Gay RelationshipsFrom one queer to another, it’s a minefield out there.www.vice.com
trans are bashing lesbians rather than the heteros who are the problem –
lesbians were not against trans rights, just disinterested in dating trans, and are being name called and excluded from LGBT… so the problem is NOT lesbians
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/22/grace-petrie-connectivity-trans-lesbian-transphobia/Folk star Grace Petrie has a stern message for transphobic lesbians: ‘Trans people are not the enemy’Grace Petrie explained how transphobia in Britain will become a “stain” on the country’s history, and will be looked back on with “shame”.www.pinknews.co.uk
https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-promotes-lesbian-karwa-chauth-slammed-lgbt-promoting-regressive-ideas/Dabur promotes lesbian Karwa Chauth, gets slammed by LGBT community for promoting ‘regressive’ ideas and productDabur’s Karwa Chauth advertisement features same sex couple using the company’s bleaching product to deck up for the Hindu ritual – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com
https://76crimes.com/2021/10/23/coming-out-how-lgbt-nigerians-friends-wish-theyd-reacted/Coming out: How LGBT Nigerians’ friends wish they’d reacted – Erasing 76 CrimesIn a new video, friends of 3 LGBTIQ+ Nigerians tell how they reacted — and how they wished they’d reacted — when their friends revealed their sexual orientation.76crimes.com
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/One-of-the-oldest-LGBTQ-refuges-in-America-is-on-16555895.phpOne of the oldest LGBTQ refuges in America is on the verge of being erasedThe merger of Mills College with Northeastern may stop the school’s closure but it…www.sfchronicle.com
https://www.upworthy.com/grandpa-writes-powerful-letter-disowning-daughter-after-she-kicked-her-gay-son-out-of-her-houseGrandftaher writes open letter supporting gay grandson – Upworthy“You’re correct that we have a shame in the family, but mistaken about what it is.”www.upworthy.com
“They call us bigots and racist,” he said, adding that many of the gatekeepers in the coming book industry are “not letting people have a voice” if they’re conservative.
NIna Notes: centuries of oppression vs a few years of not being allowed to oppress others… conservatives had more than had their say, saying the same over and over decade after decade
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2021/october/comic-book-artist-quits-after-dc-announces-superman-will-be-lgbtComic Book Artist Quits After DC Announces Superman Will Be LGBT | CBN NewsAn artist with DC Comics said this week he’s leaving the company because he’s “tired of them ruining these characters.” His decision comes on the heels of the announcement that the next iteration of Superman will be bisexual.
straight people are not the only audience
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/spencer-star-kristen-stewart-satisfyingly-slams-critics-lgbtq-representation-movies.html/‘Spencer’ Star Kristen Stewart Satisfyingly Slams Critics of LGBTQ Representation in MoviesActor Kristen Stewart responds to people who are against LGBTQ representation in movies such as ‘Eternals.’www.cheatsheet.com
https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/rangers/2021/10/22/rangers-omit-lgbtq-acknowledgment-during-mlb-wide-spirit-day-initiative-frustrating-advocates/Rangers omit LGBTQ acknowledgment during MLB-wide Spirit Day initiative, frustrating advocatesThe Rangers on Thursday tried to participate in an MLB-sponsored social-media initiative against bullying of LGBTQ teens without actually acknowledging the…www.dallasnews.com
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/illinois-high-schoolers-survey-queers-use-bathroom-normal-people-rcna3582Illinois high schoolers survey if ‘queers’ should use the bathroom with ‘normal people’A survey asking students if they think “queers” should be allowed to use the school restroom circulated at an Illinois high school this week.www.nbcnews.com
https://thirdcoastreview.com/2021/10/22/review-broken-nose-theatres-audio-play-kingdom-tells-a-black-lgbtq-story-with-heart/Review: Broken Nose Theatre’s Audio Play, Kingdom, Tells a Black LGBTQ Story With Heart | Third Coast ReviewArthur and Henry are long time partners; they’ve lived together for 40 years in Orlando, in the shadow of the “Magic Kingdom.” Now same-sex marriage has been legalized and the question that …thirdcoastreview.com
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/22/petition-urges-white-house-to-develop-plan-to-protect-lgbtq-afghans/Petition urges White House to protect LGBTQ AfghansTaliban regained control of country on Aug. 15www.losangelesblade.com
as if bullying just happens mysteriously, can we name the demographic?
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/spirit-day-2021-renewed-importance-protect-lgbtq-youths-rcna3478Spirit Day 2021: ‘Renewed importance’ to protect LGBTQ youthsMillions of people worldwide are standing up against the bullying of LGBTQ youths by wearing purple for Spirit Day.www.nbcnews.com
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/ghana-s-president-calls-tolerance-parliament-considers-anti-lgbtq-law-n1282154Ghana’s president calls for tolerance as parliament considers anti-LGBTQ lawGhanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo emphasized the need for civil debate and tolerance as parliament works towards a vote on an anti-LGBTQ bill.www.nbcnews.com
https://www.timesofisrael.com/director-eric-steel-on-jewish-lgbtq-film-minyan-one-of-this-years-top-10/Director Eric Steel on Jewish-LGBTQ film ‘Minyan,’ one of this year’s top 10 | The Times of IsraelA surprisingly true to life depiction of Russian-Jewish immigrants in 1980s Brooklyn doesn’t hinder the universal message in the movie, opening Oct. 22 in NY and streaming Oct. 29www.timesofisrael.com
https://www.yourtango.com/news/what-did-harry-jowsey-say-about-james-charlesWhat Did Harry Jowsey Say About James Charles? | YourTangoHarry Jowsey Has Issued An Apology After An Audio Recording Surfaced Of Him Calling James Charles A Homophobic Slur. The Comment Comes After Jowsey Showed Support For Trans Women During An Appearance On A Podcast Last Month, Leading People To Question His Allyship With The LGBTQ Community.www.yourtango.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
Today in LGBT History – October 23 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-23Oct. 23, 2017 — 1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of …
Today in LGBT History – October 23 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-…Oct. 23, 2018 — Learning our history IS resistance! · Today in LGBT History – October 23 · 1766 – Christoffel Bosch van Leeuwarden, a 70 year old porter in the …