BCE to The Suffragettes
1556, Italy – Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) 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. On this day, he was accused of sodomy with his apprentice, Fernando di Giovanni de Montepulciano. This was not the first accusation against Cellini. His penalty was a fine of 50 golden scudi and four years in prison which was remitted to four years of house arrest after intercession by the Medicis.
1564, UK – Christopher Marlowe (26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) is baptized in Canterbury, England. He was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death. Marlowe’s plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching protagonists. Little is known about Marlowe’s life so much has been written about him over the centuries to create a persona to match his work. He’s now considered gay by default. What is known is that he was a firebrand as a youth, that he was a anti-clerical rebel, that he was in trouble with the law, and that he was dead of a stab wound at the age of 29. Many of his surviving works contain homoerotic references. His epigram reads “All they that love not tobacco and boys are fools.”
1649, Sweden – Queen Christina (8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689) citing her wish to not marry, abdicates the throne. Elected queen at the age of six after her father King Gustav II Adolph died in battle, Christina was raised and educated as a boy until she took the throne in 1632 at the age of 18. In addition to refusing to marry or have children, Christina had a deeply intimate and passionate relationship with one of her ladies-in-waiting, Countess Ebba Sparre (1629 – 19 March 1662), whom she called “Belle.” She wrote extensively about Sparre’s beauty, and referred to her as a bedfellow
02-26-1879 – 08-13-1962 Mabel Dodge Luhan – Born in Buffalo, New York. She was a wealthy American patron of the arts. She is especially associated with the Taos art colony. Mabel became a nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst organization.
She was married many times and was actively bisexual during her early life and details of her passionate physical encounters with women are in her autobiography Intimate Memories (1933). In 1919, she, her husband, and Elsie Clews Parsons moved to Taos, New Mexico and started a literary colony there. They hosted a number of influential artists and poets including Marsden Hartley, Arnold Ronnebeck, Louise Emerson Ronnebeck, Ansel Adams, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Hunter Austin, Frank Waters, Jaime de Angulo, and others. She died at her home in Taos in 1962. The Mabel Dodge Luhan House has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is now a historic inn and conference center. Dennis Hopper bought the house after seeing it while filming Easy Rider.
1935 – Jane Wagner (born February 26, 1935) is born. She is an American writer, director and producer,
Best known as Lily Tomlin’s comedy writer, collaborator, and wife. She has been nominated for Grammy Awards, with Tomlin, for Comic’s Recorded
Albums, has won three Emmy Awards, and a Writers Guild of America award, also with Tomlin, for Comic’s Television Specials. She wrote and directed Moment by Moment, staring Tomlin and John Travolta, and wrote the Incredible Shrinking Woman, which starred Tomlin. The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe won Wagner a Special Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and a New York Drama Desk Award. The film adaptation of the play brought her a Cable ACE Award. On March 16, 2012, Wagner and Tomlin received the 345th star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Because of what she described as public outrage over the lascivious nature of several recent “race” recordings, U.S. Congresswoman Ruth Thompson (R-Michigan) tried but failed to pass a bill forbidding distribution of any “obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy publication, picture, disc, transcription, or other article capable of producing sound.
Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time. The number 45 came from taking 78 and subtracting Columbia’s 33 rpm. RCA introduced the first 45 on March 31, 1949 when they released 104 single vinyl records. The first 45 to hit the Billboard charts was “You’re Adorable” by Perry Como, on May 7th, 1949.
LaVern Baker appealed to Congress in a letter to Michigan Representative Charles Digges Jr. The letter requested the revision of the Copyright Act of 1909. She says that recording artists should be protected against “note-for-note copying” of already recorded R&B tunes and arrangements by White artists and arrangers. Her request was denied.
02-26-1955 Reverend August Gold – Place of birth unknown. She is a licensed and ordained Interfaith Minister since 1990. Gold has served as a
spiritual founder and director of Sacred Center New York. For twenty five years she was a teacher, counselor, and spiritual mentor in New York City and a volunteer at the Manhattan Center for Living, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and the Samaritans Suicide Hotline. Her award-winning book, Where Does God Live?, is considered one of the best introductions to ideas about God and oneself for children. Her books, with co-author Joel Fotinos, have been translated into 15 languages. October, 20, 2011, Huffington Post listed her as one of ninety inspiring LGBT religious leaders.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
David Bowie & The Buzz appeared at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
02-26-1974 Jenna Wolfe – Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Pétionville,
Haiti. Both her parents were Jewish, her father from Puerto Rico and her mother from New Jersey. She came out March 27, 2013 with the announcement of her pregnancy. Her partner is Stephanie Gosk. Wolfe was correspondent for NBC’s Today Show, and the news anchor of their Weekend edition. Her wife, Stephanie Gosk, also works for NBC. Wolfe’s final day as news anchor was September 21, 2014.
February 25, 1975
Sonny and Cher’s divorce became final.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Frankie Goes To Hollywood were enjoying their fourth week at the top of the UK singles chart with ‘Relax.’
Cyndi Lauper wins Best New Artist at the grammies
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Sinead O’Connor was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Nothing Compares 2 U.’ Her version of the Prince penned song was also a No.1 hit in 18 other countries.
USA: Refusing to consider the cases of Ben-Shalom v. Stone and Woodward v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upholds the right of the American military to discharge gays and lesbians of the armed forces.
Songwriter Ben Raleigh died after setting fire to his bath robe while cooking. During his career Ben wrote Johnny Mathis’ “Wonderful Wonderful”, Lesley Gore’s “She’s A Fool”, Joey Powers’ “Midnight Mary”, Lou Rawls’ “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing”, Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her” and many others.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
homophobe Eminem won Best International Male solo artist
Eninem went to No.1 in the Australian Singles Chart with ‘Stan’. Staying at the top spot for 4wks.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
It was announced that Queen’s We Will Rock You was still the most-played song at US sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service. According to its data, based off of MLB, NFL and NHL games in 2009-2010, We Will Rock You was the No.1 song overall, as well as for the NFL specifically.
2013 – Marco McMillian (April 23, 1979 – February 26, 2013), 34, was the first openly gay political candidate in Mississippi. He was murdered by Lawrence Reed, possibly after McMillian showed romantic interest in him. Marco was a businessman and candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi in 2013. He was “the first openly gay man to be a viable candidate for public office in Mississippi”. McMillian was CEO of MWM & Associates, a firm that provided consulting to non-profit organizations.
Feb 26, 2014 — February 26, 2014 … As Charles Kaiser put it in his history of gay New York, “No other civil rights movement in America ever had such an …
02-26-2016 Italy’s Senate overwhelmingly approves a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had made it a personal mission to bring his country into alignment with the rest of Western Europe when it comes to legally recognizing same-sex partnerships. Italy was the only country in the region without any legal recognition or protection for same-sex couples. The bill passed by a margin of 173 – 71. Had the motion failed, the Prime Minister would have been forced to resign.
Feb 26, 2018 — Today in LGBT History – February 26. 1556, Italy – Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, …
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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.