LGBTQ2 for March 2

BCE to The Suffragettes

March 2, 1807

An act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States… from any foreign kingdom, place, or country” was passed by the U.S. Congress.

03-02-1872 – 09-09-1967 Geraldine Morgan Thompson – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American social reform pioneer who became known as the “First Lady of New Jersey” because of her philanthropic and social service activities. Her activism was aimed at female prison reform, public health, and juvenile justice. She was the first female New Jersey delegate to a Republican National Convention in 1923. Thompson was also a lifelong friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. She had a forty year relationship with Miriam Van Waters, a social worker who served as superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women at Framingham. Both women had to remain closeted in order to maintain their positions. In 1949, in fear of being outed, Van Waters destroyed all the romantic letters she had received from Thompson.

03-02-1894 — 03-08-1964   Renata Borgatti – Born in Italy, place unknown. She was an Italian classical musician, performing in Europe and the 

United States. In the early 1900s, she settled on the island of Capri, where as a lesbian, she was more accepted. Borgatti had an affair with Faith Mackenzie, whose husband Compton Mackenzie wrote of the island’s lesbian residents in the 1928, titled Extraordinary Women. Borgatti also had an affair with Romain Brooks. When that relationship failed, she began an affair with Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. In her later years, she taught music. In 1964, she died in Rome of leukemia. (drawing by John Singer Sargent in 1921)

1905 – Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964) is born in Philadelphia. He wrote the definitive Depression Era opera “The Cradle Will Rock” in 1936. Blitzstein is regarded as the closest thing America produced to the genius of Brecht or Weill. Not surprising then that his English version of “Three Penny Opera” ran for years on Broadway. Blitzstein was openly gay.

03-02-1930 Pat Arrowsmith – Place of birth unknown. She is a British author and peace campaigner. She was the first to come out in Who’s Who in 1977. She is a co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. She has served eleven prison sentences for her political activ

ities. In 1979, Arrowsmith married, in order to fulfill her father’s condition for inheriting his money after his death. The marriage was annulled on the same day. “My father probably thought that if I had to get married, I would dismiss all notions of leading a gay lifestyle,” she says. “I discovered after he died, from his diaries, that he knew I was gay, as he wrote, ‘She’s not even ashamed of it.’” Arrowsmith donated her inheritance to various political causes.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

03-02-1945 Gordon Thomson – Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a 

Canadian actor best known as Adam Carrington on the American prime-time soap opera Dynasty. After Dynasty ended, Thomson had roles in daytime soaps, including The Young and the RestlessPassionsSunset Beach, and in 2009, he appeared on Days of Our Lives. Arron Spelling used him in eight different series, including Fantasy IslandGlitterThe Love Boat, and Beverly Hills, 90210. From 2011 to 2014, Thomson appeared on the soap opera web series DeVanity, and in 2015 he began starring in the soap opera web series Winterthorne. On September 25, 2017, he came out as gay.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972,

Canada – In Saskatoon, the Zodiac Friendship Society is registered as a non-profit organization, and becomes the umbrella group for social and political activities in the city. 

1974 – Five activists discuss gay and lesbian issues on a nationally televised forum, The David Susskind Show

On the USA song charts, #2 Barbra Streisand had one of The Top Songs of 1974* with “The Way We Were” #7 , Aretha Franklin’s excellent “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna’ Do)” and , Cher moved from 16 to 9 with her tale of “Dark Lady”

 Elton John was at #8 with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on the USA LP Charts

1975, Canada – In Toronto an Ontario Human Rights Code review committee was established to consider gay protections for gays and lesbians. 

1976 – Mayor George Sullivan of Anchorage, Alaska, vetoes a municipal civil rights ordinance that would have extended protections in housing and employment to LGBT people, proclaiming that the “people of Anchorage should not be forced to associate with sexual deviates.”

March 2, 1977

“The Barry Manilow Special,” with special guest Penny Marshall, aired on ABC-TV.

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

March 2, 1982
Wisconsin becomes the first U.S. state to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

1983

Sony, Philips and Polygram introduce a revolutionary new digital audio system called a Compact Disc, that contains up to 1 hour of uninterrupted music – designed to hold a full symphony.

CD releases however, continue for decades as 30 minute Albums, few artists took advantage of the multi-media capacity of the format.

1985 –

The FDA licenses the first HIV blood test

Wham!  had #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Careless Whisper”, its fourth week at the top.

 Make It Big by Wham!  was #1 on the Album chart in the U.S., taking over for Madonna’s Like a Virgin

1988

George Michael and Aretha Franklin win Best R&B Performance for “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” at the thirtieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

03-02-1988 Matthew Mitcham – 2012 Olympic Diving Athlete born in Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Australia. He won the Olympic gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympic and he is the first Australian male to win an Olympic gold medal in diving since Dick Eve in 1924. Mitcham publicly came out as gay in 2008 to the Sydney Morning Herald. He was also featured on the cover of the international gay publication, The Advocate in August 2008 and March 2009. Mitcham’s then boyfriend, Lachlan Fletcher, attended the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a spectator. His trip was sponsored by a grant from Johnson & Johnson’s Athlete Family Support Program.

1989

Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premiered worldwide in a Pepsi commercial.

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

1996, Australia – Bob Brown (born 27 December 1944), representing Tasmania, is elected to the Australian Senate. Robert James Brown is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, and environmentalist who is a former Senator, and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown was elected to the Australian Senate on the Tasmanian Greens ticket, joining with sitting Greens Western Australia senator Dee Margetts to form the first group of Australian Greens senators following the 1996 federal election. He was re-elected in 2001 and in 2007. He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party.

1991

Madonna’s ‘Rescue Me’, entered the US hot 100 at No.15, making her the highest- debuting female artist in rock history. The record had been held by Joy Llayne whose 1957 single ‘Your Wild Heart’, entered the chart at No. 30.

“All the Man That I Need” gave Whitney Houston the new #1 on the R&B chart and was #1 for the second week on the pop chart

1994

Honored with Pioneer Awards at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s fitfh annual awards at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City: Otis Blackwell, Clarence Carter, Don Covay, Bill Doggett, Ben E. King, Johnny Otis, Little Richard, the Coasters, the Shirelles’ Mabel John, Earl Palmer, Irma Thomas, and Jerry Butler

1995

the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in Los Angeles at their sixth annual Pioneer Awards presentation, Fats Domino received the Ray Charles Lifetime Achievement Award. Also receiving awards were Lloyd Price and Cissy Houston, whose daughter, Whitney, made the presentation.

1996

Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men tied the Rock Era record for weeks at #1 with 14 for the song “One Sweet Day”.  That tied Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You” and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.

1999

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

2002 – Jason West, mayor of New Paltz, New York, is charged with 19 criminal counts of solemnizing (same-sex) marriages in his town without a license.

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

2011 – The Wyoming Senate votes down House Bill 74, which would have banned recognition of same-sex marriages performed out-of-state.

2012

Frank Ocean began a war of words with Don Henley after the Eagles‘ drummer threatened to take legal action against the Hip-hop star for sampling the 1977 hit “Hotel California” in his tune “American Wedding”. Ocean was quoted as saying “Ain’t this guy rich as f**k? Why sue the new guy? I didn’t make a dime off that song. I released it for free. If anything I’m paying homage.”

2015

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced that in 2014 the organization gained a 6% increase in revenue to just over $1 billion, up from the $944.4 million it collected in 2013.

03-02-2015 A federal judge ruled Nebraska’s statewide ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued the ruing, saying county clerks will be permitted to begin issuing gay marriage licenses on March 9, 2015.

2022

that rights do not apply to people is what courts need to most reject

there should not be a question in 2022

https://www.wemu.org/michigan-news/2022-03-02/court-to-hear-arguments-on-whether-civil-rights-law-covers-lgbt

Court to hear arguments on whether civil rights law covers LGBT | WEMU

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether the state’s civil rights law protects LGBTQ people against discrimination, even though the Legislature has never specifically enumerated that in the statute. We have more from Rick Pluta.www.wemu.org

This is What “Lest We Forget” reminds us not to, eh

https://www.thedailybeast.com/lgbt-ukrainians-fear-theyre-on-vladimir-putins-kill-list-many-are-staying-to-fight-anyway

LGBT Ukrainians Fear They’re on Putin’s Kill List. Many Are Staying to Fight Anyway.

As Russia fights to take Kyiv, LGBT Ukrainians fear Putin has included them as targets on his “kill list.” But instead of running, they’re working to keep his military forces out.www.thedailybeast.com

meanwhile in the West

LGBT Center lauds LA County’s 1st female Fire Chief – WEHOville

Following the Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous confirmation today of Kristin Crowley as the next Fire Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Executive Director Joe Hollendoner issued the following statement: “The Center applauds the historic confirmation of Kristin Crowley to lead the fire department of the nation’s second-largest …wehoville.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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American Experience PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/stonewall-milestones-american-gay-rights-movement/

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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 February 27

BCE to The Suffragettes

6th Century BC – Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) is born in Mytilene on the Isle of Lesbos. Most of Sappho’s poetry is now lost, and what is extant has survived only in fragmentary form, except for one complete poem – the “Ode to Aphrodite“. She has been called the greatest lyric poet of early Greece. Some historians believe she loved women romantically or erotically but, of course, interpreting fragments of poetry from other times in history across cultural and linguistic divides is more an art than a science. Plato called her the “Tenth Muse.” An aristocrat she was completely self-contained in her love for other women. 

1675

The oldest surviving English opera, Matthew Locke’s Psyche, is first performed at Dorset Garden Theatre, London by the Duke’s Company.

1880 – African-American lesbian poet, essayist and playwright Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) is born. She was an American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. She was one of the first women of color to have a play publicly performed. Analysis of her work by modern literary critics has provided strong evidence that Grimke was lesbian or bisexual. Scholars found more evidence after her death when studying her diaries and more explicit unpublished works. The Dictionary of Literary Biography: African-American Writers Before the Harlem Renaissance states: “In several poems and in her diaries Grimké expressed the frustration that her lesbianism created; thwarted longing is a theme in several poems.” Some of her unpublished poems are more explicitly lesbian, implying that she lived a life of suppression, both personal and creative.

02-27-1925 – 12-24-1990 Pat Bond (born Patricia Childers) – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an American actress who starred on stage, television, and film. Her

 career spanned forty years. Bond never hid the fact that she was a lesbian and in many cases she was the first gay woman people saw on stage. In 1945, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and was a nurse for soldiers returning from the South Pacific. She also served in Occupied Japan. In 1947, in Tokyo, 500 women were dishonorably discharged from the army on the charge of homosexuality. To avoid being prosecuted, she married Paul Bond, a gay GI. She received an honorable discharge from the army on July 3, 1947. Following her leaving the Army, she moved to San Francisco where she earned a BA and MA in Theater from San Francisco State College. She became 

nationally known from the documentary film about gay people, titled Word Is Out (1978), in which she was interviewed. Her performace in the film stole the show and launched her career as an actress and storyteller. By the late 1970s/80s, she was performing four one-woman shows in theater around the country. Gerty Gerty Gerty Is Back Back Back was her most popular performance where she plays the legendary Gertrude Stein. In 1990, Bond was honored by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in recognition of her service in the army at the end of WWII. She died of emphysema on Christmas Eve, 1990. In 1992, The Pat Bond Memorial Old Duke Award was founded in her honor. The award goes to recognize Bay Area lesbians over the age of 60 who have made outstanding contributions to the world.

02-27-1932 – 03-23-2011 Elizabeth Taylor – Born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom. She was a British-American 

actress and considered one of the greatest and most famous screen stars in the world. After her close friend, Rock Hudson, died in 1985 following his battle with HIV/AIDS, the actress started work to find a cure for the disease. In 1985, she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research. In 1991 she launched the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation in order to offer greater support for those who are sick, as well as fund research for more advanced treatments. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honor, the Jean Hershel Humanitarian Award, and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

02-27-1936 Sonia Johnson – Born in Malad City, Idaho. She is a feminist activist and 

writer. She was excommunicated by LDS Church (Mormon Church) for her outspoken support of the Equal Rights Amendment. She went on to publish several radical feminist books and became a popular feminist speaker. Johnson currently lives in New Mexico with her partner Jade DeForest.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Tam Elizabeth O’Shaughnessy (born January 27, 1952) is an American children’s science writer, former professional tennis player and co-founder of the science education company Sally Ride Science. O’Shaughnessy was the life partner of astronaut Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012), the first American woman in space, from 1985 until Ride’s death in 2012.

February 27, 1956

Little Richard released the single “Long Tall Sally” b/w “Slippin’ and Slidin.’”

1957 – Sherry Harris (born February 27, 1957) was elected to the Seattle city council in 1991, making her the first openly lesbian African-American elected official. In 1991, Harris ran for political office in Seattle. She became the first candidate endorsed by the then newly-founded Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a national organization supporting LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Queer) persons in politics. By a 70% majority, Harris defeated the 24-year incumbent, Sam Smith, who had been the first African American elected to the Seattle City Council. She served as an at-large City Council member from 1992 to 1995. Sherry Harris lost her re-election bid in 1995. She attempted a political comeback two years later but did not win the general election. Since then Harris has focused on a holistic vision of persons, politics, and society. In 2010 Harris published her book, Changing the World from the Inside Out: Politics for the New Millennium. She founded her own company in Seattle: Spirit Mind Body Educational Resources. She lectures and conducts workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.

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

February 27, 1961

Aretha Franklin made her pop chart debut with “Won’t Be Long” on Columbia Records. It reached #76 and became the first of seventy-four hits for the “Queen of Soul” over the next thirty-three years.

02-27-1965 Sherry D. Harris – Born in Newark, New Jersey. She was the first out 

African-American lesbian elected to public office in 1991 in the United States. Harris ran for political office in Seattle and became the first candidate endorsed by the newly-founded Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. By a 70% majority, Harris defeated the 24-year incumbent, Sam Smith, who had been the first African-American elected to the Seattle City Council. She served on the City Council from 1992 to 1995. She also helped raise over $1 million to fight anti-gay ordinances in Washington state. In 2010, Harris published her book, Changing the World from the Inside Out: Politic for the New Millennium.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 27, 1971

Janis Joplin‘s album Pearl hits #1 in the US, where it stays for nine weeks. on the song chart she moved from 25-10 with the posthumous release “Me And Bobby McGee”. Joplin died of a heroin overdose three months before the album was released.

February 27, 1973

Three hundred members of the American Indian Movement, including local and traditional Native Americans, began a 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the massacre of Sioux men, women and children in 1890, and  reclaimed it in the name of the Lakota Nation. On May 8, 1973, after four people had been killed and 15 others wounded, the Siege at Wounded Knee came to an end with government law enforcement agencies making nearly 1200 arrests.

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

1982

 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” moved from 18 to 9 on the usa song charts

02-27-1982 Francine Beppu – Place of birth in Hawaii unknown. American television personality, and entrepreneur. She graduated from New York University. She came to prominence with her role on the 

Showtime reality series The Real L Word, season 2. She grew up in Hawaii, loves the islands and local culture, but growing up gay in Hawaii wasn’t easy. She left Hawaii after high school and continued her education at New York University, where she earned degrees in Marketing, International Business, and Media & Technology. New York is also where she expanded her horizons and was introduced to a diverse and openly gay community.

1988

George Michael reaches number one in the US for the second time in his solo career with “Father Figure”. He would go on to have a total of six after scoring three chart toppers with Andrew Ridgeley in Wham!

1989: The U.S.S.R. reports the case of twenty-nine infants and six mothers who all contracted AIDS in the same hospital through a single unsterile syringe that was used over and over again.

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

1993

After fourteen weeks at #1, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” became the longest-running chart topper, eclipsing Boyz II Men’s 1992 smash, “End of the Road.” That record was eclipsed in 1995 – 1996 by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day”, which enjoyed a run of 16 weeks.

1995

Céline Dion made British music chart history by becoming the first artist in more than 30 years to have both the number one album and number one single for five straight weeks.

1997 – The Centers for Disease Control reports a major decline in AIDS-related deaths for the first time.

1999

Britney Spears had the #1 U.K. song with “…Baby One More Time”.

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

2001 – Two female characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow and Tara, kiss. Though there had been other lesbian kisses on television, this was the first realistic lesbian relationship between two women on screen.

2004 – New Palz, NY, Mayor Jason West begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, following San Francisco. The license were later nullified.

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

2016

Elton John gave a free, surprise concert outside of the old Tower Records building in Los Angeles. John performed an hour-long set of his hits to thank the city of West Hollywood for its support of his AIDS Foundation and his Academy Awards Viewing Party

2017 – 

, an ABC mini-series, premiers on this day.  It was a docudrama miniseries about LGBT rights, created by Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974). The 45-year saga tells the evolving history of the modern gay rights movement, starting just after the Stonewall riots in 1969. Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk.

2022

they are not lesbian bars when they are for queer people

that is women caretaking everyone but ourselves again

lesbians need lesbian spaces

Lesbian Bars Are Popping Up Around the Country – The New York Times

Around the country, new pop-ups have sought to fill a void left by L.G.B.T.Q.-focused spaces that have closed.www.nytimes.com

https://www.ibtimes.co.in/amid-controversies-this-lesbian-film-hit-indian-theaters-april-08-846123

Amid controversies, this lesbian film to hit Indian theaters on April 08 – IBTimes India

According to close sources to the movie, the director has shot several intimate lesbian scenes featuring the lead stars for this moviewww.ibtimes.co.in

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

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 February 25



BCE to The Suffragettes

1784 — Georgia passes a new law adopting English statutes and common law. A survey of what statutes had been adopted by this law revealed that it did not include the buggery statute, making sodomy legal in Georgia.

Clara Smith (1894 – 02-02-1935) – Born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. She was an African American blues singer. She was billed as the 

“Queen of the Moaners.” In 1923 she settled in New York, appearing at cabarets and speakeasies. The same year she made her first successful gramophone recordings for Columbia Records. Smith took a fancy to Josephine Baker and insisted that the manager, Bob Russell, of the Booker T. Washington Theatre hire her. According to an associate of Russell’s, Baker was Smith’s “lady lover.” Smith also played a significant role in Baker’s career by introducing her to “black glamour.” Smith died of heart disease in 1935.

1914 — The North Carolina Supreme Court rules that fellatio violates the state’s “crime against nature” law.

.Richard Wattis(b Feb 25 1912 – 1975) UK 

English character actor, best known for his appearances in British comedies of the 1950s and 1960s, typically as the “Man from the Ministry” or similar character, with trademark thick-rimmed round spectacles. He was an openly gay man in an era when this was a taboo subject.


Severo Sarduy(b Feb 25 1937 –  1993), Cuban
Poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art. Along with José Lezama Lima, Virgilio Piñera, and Reinaldo Arenas, Sarduy is one of the most famous Cuban writers of the twentieth century; some of his works deal explicitly with male homosexuality and transvestism.
He died due to complications from AIDS just after finishing his autobiographical work Los pájaros de la playa.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-25-1941 Jutta Oesterle-Schwerin – Born in Jerusalem, Israel. She 

was a German politician and a lesbian pioneer in the Bundestag (German constitutional and legislative body). She served in office four years, from 1987 to the end of 1990. In those years, her name was among 137 parliamentary initiatives on gender equality for women with men and on LGBT rights. She now lives in Berlin and is a spokeswoman for the Lesbian Ring. The Lesbian Ring is a member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). She is the sister of Israeli historian Tom Segev.

John Saul( b Feb 25 1942 – ) US
Author of suspense and horror novels. Most of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List. Saul, who is openly gay, lives with his partner of 32 years, who has collaborated on several of his novels.

Mario de Andrade  (1893 – d Feb 25 1945 ), Brazilian
Poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. One of the founders of Brazilian modernism, he virtually created modern Brazilian poetry with the publication of his Paulicéia Desvairada (Hallucinated City) in 1922.

Jorge Donn( b Feb 25 1947 – 1992), Argentine
An internationally-known ballet dancer, he was best known for his work with the Maurice Béjart’s Ballet company, and his participation as lead dancer in Claude Lelouch’s film Les Uns et les Autres. He died of AIDS on 30 November 1992

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952

The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”.

1953

The musical “Wonderful Town” opened. It ran for 559 performances

Gregory Woods (1953) – Born in Egypt. He is a British poet that grew up in Ghana. Since 1990 he has taught at Nottingham Trent University, wherein 

1998 he was appointed Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies, the first such appointment in the United Kingdom. On retirement, he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies. His main areas of interest are twentieth-century gay and lesbian literature; post-war gay and lesbian films, cultural studies and the AIDS epidemic. In addition to his poetry collections, he is the author of a number of books. According to poet Sinéad Morrissey, “Probably, the finest gay poet in the United Kingdom.”

Rodger McFarlane  (b Feb 25 1955 – 2009), US
Gay rights activist who served as the first paid executive director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and later served in leadership positions with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Bailey House and the Gill Foundation.

The character of “Tommy” in Larry Kramer’s play, The Normal Heart, is based on McFarlane. At the age of 54 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, McFarlane committed suicide. He left a letter stating he could no longer deal with heart and back problems, which followed a broken back in 2002. In an interview with The Advocate, Kramer said, “He did more for the gay world than any person has ever done. I don’t think the gay world knew or knows how great he was and how much he did for us and how much we need him still and how much we will miss him.”

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

Pauline Park (1960) – Born in Korea and adopted by European American parents. She is an activist for transgender rights. In 1997, Park co-founded Queens Pride House, a center for the LGBT communities of Queens, and Iban/Queer Koreans of New York.  In 1998, Park co-founded the NY Assoc. 

for Gender Rights Advocacy, the first statewide transgender advocacy organization in New York. She negotiated the inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Dignity for All Students Ace, a safe schools bill enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2010. Park was adopted by European American parents and raised in the United States. In an interview, she said, “I think I knew when I was four or so before I even knew the word. It’s a funny story. When I went to kindergarten, the first day all the girls were wearing stretch pants with stirrups, remember those? I thought they were so cute and I wanted some. I remember when I came home and asked for some my mother was shocked. That was when I began to understand that certain things were for girls and certain things were for boys. And I began to recognize that as a child I couldn’t be who I was until I was an adult.”

Nina Jacobson (1965) – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is an American 

film executive who, until July 2006, was president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. She was one of the last women to head a Hollywood film studio since the 1980s. She established her own production company called Color Force in 2007 and is the producer of The Hunger Games. In 1995, she and film director Bruce Cohen formed Out There, a collection of gay and lesbian entertainment industry activists. 

1967

on the usa LP charts the durable Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #7 after 102 weeks of release,

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976 — Indiana passes a new criminal code that repeals its sodomy law.

1978

The album that knocked Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours out of #1 after a then-record 31 weeks–the Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” remained at #1 for a sixth week. Queen’s News of the World third on the USA LP charts

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

1982

– Wisconsin Governor Lee Dreyfus [Republican] signs the bill which added the prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to the state’s civil rights statute, making Wisconsin the first state in the country to do so!

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After a 15-year movement, Wisconsin became the first state to pass legislation to protect LGBTQ people from workplace and housing discrimination. In 1967, black lawyer, legislator and activist Lloyd Barbee introduced the first bill to decriminalize homosexuality. Barbee’s fellow members of the Wisconsin State Assembly had nicknamed him “the outrageous Mr. Barbee” because he often promoted radical legislation that favored women’s rights, drug legalization, prison reform and more. Perhaps his views were too progressive for the assembly, because they vetoed his proposals in 1967 and again in 1977. Barbee left his position that same year.

Shortly after, renowned singer Anita Bryant allied with Christian fundamentalists to spread anti-gay rhetoric across the United States. The homophobic campaign motivated Leon Rouse, a Milwaukee college student, to find a way to unify religion with gay rights. Rouse invited Christian and Jewish religious leaders to the board of a new human rights committee. He argued that all religious denominations shared a responsibility to protect marginalized individuals and re-introduced one of Barbee’s failed bills: a bill which would prevent employers from making employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation. The members agreed with Rouse’s message of equality and urged their religious constituents to support the anti-discrimination bill, lobbied their political representatives and traveled to Wisconsin’s capital to testify in the bill’s favor. David Clarenbach, a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, campaigned on the bill’s behalf when he heard Rouse’s platform. The bill finally passed in 1982. It led to another bill which legalized homosexual sexual relations a year later, which empowered legislator Clarenbach to come out as gay after he left political office. The 1982 bill was a small but significant step in the road to equality in the state. Its incremental but steady progress reminds us not to give up hope, even when our accomplishments initially appear small.

1983

The Rhode Island Supreme Court rules that the enactment of a comprehensive sexual assault reform law did not impliedly repeal the crime against nature law.

Official died of an accidental choking, but the police report suggested his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to the death: Tennessee Williams at the age of 71 in his suite at the Hotel Elysee in New York City. Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose works include A Streetcar Named Desireand Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.Williams and his partner, actor Frank Marlo (1922-1963), were together for more than 10 years. Their relationship ended when Marlo died of cancer in 1963. Although Williams enjoyed his success, his life was fraught with alcoholism and several love affairs. He struggled to resolve his homosexuality with his strict upbringing, and the conflict between guilt and desire became a theme of his controversial plays. Some critics of Williams point out he did not come out as gay until late in his life, and his homosexual characters often die in his work. Despite the discord that has always surrounded Williams’s life, he remains a man who turned his painful upbringing into fine art. His death is the ultimate symbol of his duality. He died of asphyxiation in the presidential suite of the fine hotel where he had been living, likely due to drugs. Yet every aspiring young actor still wishes to act in a Tennessee Williams play as their rite of passage into “serious” theater. The man from a quiet southern town is forever remembered as the “poet of lost souls” for those in need of hope

1984

on the USAS charts Van Halen landed the new #1 song with “Jump”, knocking Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon” out of the top spot.   and Cyndi Lauper’s first hit–“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” moved from 9 to 4

 Culture Club was LP Charts #2 with Colour By Numbers

1985

Sade released the single “Smooth Operator”.

Madonna released the single “Crazy for You”.

02-25-1986   Jameela Jamil – Born in Hampstead, London, England. She is a British actress, radio presenter, model, writer, and activist. In 2016, Jamil 

moved to the United States. She is known for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil in the NBC fantasy comedy series The Good Place. Jamil is also known as the host of the TBS game show The Misery Index and as one of the judges of the reality show Legendary. She considers herself to be bisexual. Since 2015, she has been in a relationship with musician James Blake.

1987

London newspaper The Sun begins printing a series of articles in which Elton John’s personal life comes into question. After lawyers got involved, The Sun would end up paying 1 million Pounds ($1.9 million) and issuing a printed apology which consisted of simply “Sorry, Elton.”

James Coco (1930 – d feb 25 1987), US
Character actor, who won awards for his work on Broadway, television and film

1989

USA song charts #7  New Kids on the Block had “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”

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

1993, Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada rules that a gay man who was denied bereavement leave to attend the funeral of his companion’s father could not claim discrimination. This is Canada’s first gay right’s case: Canada Federal Government Employee: Brian Mossop and his partner Ken Popert of the Body Politic, Xtra! Pink Triangle Press.

1995

Madonna started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Take A Bow’, the track which was co-written with Babyface became a No.16 hit in the UK.

1999

Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.

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

2000

“Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum”, was announced and released in March of 2000.

The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scoter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri’s impending departure.

2006

George Michael was found slumped over in a car in Hyde Park, London. A concerned person spotted the singer and called police who after being checked by paramedics was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and then released on bail. Michael made a public statement about the incident and said “I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offense and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout.” He also said that the event was “my own stupid fault, as usual.”

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

2010

Marie Osmond’s teenage son Michael Blosil was found dead on the ground below an apartment balcony in Los Angeles after committing suicide. Resulting in a public feud with Donny over the Mormon Church vs Queer Sexuality.

2022

https://www.advocate.com/film/2022/2/25/cloris-leachmans-last-film-jump-darling-queer-tale-family

Cloris Leachman’s Last Film ‘Jump, Darling’ Is a Queer Tale of Family

The film, written and directed by Phil Connell, premieres in theaters March 11.www.advocate.com

Gays and Lesbians do not have procreative sex, so are not the mommies and daddies of every identity.

The Queer Young Comics Redefining American Humor – The New York Times

For years, gay male performers were left out of the comedy landscape or tokenized within it. Now, a new wave of entertainers are succeeding by playing to themselves.www.nytimes.com

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/02/florida-dont-say-gay-bill-lgbtq

Florida’s Bigoted “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Is on Its Way to Becoming Law | Vanity Fair

It’s on its way to the Republican-controlled senate and before hitting Governor Ron DeSantis’s desk.www.vanityfair.com

“Don’t Say Gay” Passes In Florida And Russia Advances In Ukraine | Crooked Mediacrooked.com

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-lgbtq-fear-human-rights-abuses-if-russia-invades/

Some LGBTQ Ukrainians fear human rights abuses if Russia invades: “We will fight” – CBS News

Russia "won't allow us to exist peacefully and to fight for our rights as we are able to do that in Ukraine right now," an 18-year-old law student said.www.cbsnews.com

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/02/25/russian-protesters-war-ukraine/6939242001/?gnt-cfr=1

Russian citizens risk arrest to protest Putin’s war in Ukraine

Risking arrest and intimidation, Russian citizens took to the streets to protest Putin’s invasion, while some celebrities also spoke out.www.usatoday.com

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The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Queers in History

Ths Day In History

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people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

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 February 24

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-24-1890 – 04-10-1975 Marjorie Main (born Mary Tomlinson) – Born in Acton, Indiana. She was an American character actress, best known for 

her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. In the early 1950s, she appeared in several MGM musicals, including, Meet Me in St. Louis and The Belle of New York. She also appeared in The Long, Long Trailer and the hit film Friendly Persuasion. In 1958, she appeared twice in the NBC western series, Wagon Train. One of her last roles was on an episode of Perry Mason in 1964. She was married to Stanley LeFevre Krebs, who died in 1935. She stated, “We pretty much went our own ways but we was still in the eyes of the law, man and wife.” During that same interview, Main confided that she had at least two lesbian affairs during her lifetime, which Vogel (the interviewer) believed referred to her long-term relationship with actress Spring Byington.

1939 – Playwright Doric Wilson (February 24, 1939 – May 7, 2011)is born in Los Angeles. He was an American playwright, director, producer, critic and gay rights activist.Perhaps the greatest playwright of the “alternative” theatre, he was a pioneer in Off Broadway. He is best known for Forever After, A Perfect Relationship,and The West Side Gang. A veteran of the anti-war and civil rights demonstrations of the early 1960s-mid 1970s, Wilson was a participant in the Stonewall Riots(1969) and became active in the early days of the New York Gay Liberation movement as a member of GAA (Gay Activist Alliance). He supported his theatrical endeavors by becoming a “star” bartender and manager of the post-Stonewall gay bar scene, opening such landmark institutions as The Spike, TY’s and Brothers & Sisters Cabaret. In 2004, Wilson was named a Grand Marshal of the 35th Anniversary Pride Day Parade in New York City. He was featured in the documentaryStonewall Uprising (2010) by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. Wilson died on May 7, 2011, aged 72, from natural causes at his home in Manhattan.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954, UK – Winston Churchill’s cabinet discusses homosexuality asking, “Could we not limit publicity for homosexuality, as was done for divorce?” Secretary David Maxwell Fyfe says of the growing gay population in the UK, “…homosexuals make a nuisance of themselves. But I can’t account for the increase.”

February 24, 1956

With the city looking for a legal way to shut down the increasing number of rock ‘n’ roll shows, police in Cleveland, Ohio were instructed to enforce a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.

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

02-24-1962 Jennie Livingston – Born in Dallas, Texas. She is an American 

film director best known for the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning. The film won the 1991 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. She also received the GLAAD Vito Russo Award in 1992. She is openly lesbian.

1969 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of three public school students who wore an armband to school to protest the Viet Nam War. Writing for the majority in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, Justice Abe Fortas, declares, “First Amendment rights, applied in light of the special characteristics of the school environment, are available to teachers and students. It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. This has been the unmistakable holding of this Court for almost fifty years.”  This was a landmark freedom of speech case for students. It involved two Des Moines, Iowa high school students, John Tinker, 15, and Christopher Eckhardt, 16, and John’s 13-year-old sister, Mary Beth Tinker, a Des Moines junior high school student.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-24-1971 Jolie L. Justus – Born in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a member of the Missouri Senate from 2007-2015. In her final two years, she

 served as the Missouri Minority Leader. Justus was the first out gay member of the Missouri Senate and only the third ever publicly gay member of the Missouri General Assembly.

1975

Elton John released his single “Philadelphia Freedom”.

02-24-1975 Ashley MacIsaac – Born in Creignish, Nova Scotia, 

Canada. He is a Canadian professional fiddler, singer, and songwriter. He has received three Juno Awards. His 1995 album “Hi How Are You Today?” was a double-platinum selling Canadian record. MacIsaac published an autobiography, Fiddling With Disaster, in 2003. In 2007 he married his boyfriend, Andrew Stokes, an Ontario-born violinist.

1978

Closeted Barry Manilow shared the stage with Ray Charles during The Second Barry Manilow Special, dueting on “It’s a Miracle”. Manilow had just enjoyed a Top Ten hit with “Looks Like We Made It” and would follow with “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Even Now”, “Copacabana” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” during the next few months.

1979

Anne Murray had the #1 Adult Contemporary song for a third week with “I Just Fall In Love Again”.

on the s0ng charts  Olivia Newton-John a solid #3 with “A Little More Love”.  Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” was 4 while “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People was #5 while Barry Manilow had his 14th hit “Somewhere In The Night” at nine.

LP charts ,.  Cruisin’ by the Village People #3, while Totally Hot from Olivia Newton-John was #7 and Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor ranked 10th.

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

1980

Based on a song, NBC premiered the TV movie “Harper Valley P.T.A.” starring Barbara Eden, it would become a short lived tv series about social hypocrisy.

1982 – Homophobe Jerry Falwell (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) is hit in the face with two fruit pies by protester at the annual convention of the Bible Baptist Fellowship. He was an American Southern Baptistpastor,televangelist, and conservative activist. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy (now Liberty Christian Academy) in 1967 and Liberty University in 1971 and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979.

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

1990

Johnnie Ray, the 1950’s teen idol, died of liver failure at the age of 63. He scored over twenty US Top 40 singles between 1952 and 1960, including the number two hit, “Just Walking In The Rain”. He was even referred to in Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come On Eileen” as Poor old Johnnie Ray, sounded sad upon the radio, he moved a million hearts in mono.

Johnnie Ray – Gay

http://nolimitboy.blogspot.com › 2011/01 › johnnie-ray

Rumored to be bisexual, the singer was prosecuted for indecency in a public toilet. When he was arrested in 1959, there was much gossip about his homosexual …

Johnnie Ray (1927-1990) – The Oregon Encyclopedia

https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org › articles › johnni…

Jan 21, 2022 — But his fame was coupled with substance abuse and an unconventional lifestyle—he was openly bi-sexual in an era when it was against the law to …

Born: January 10, 1927, Dallas

Parents: Hazel Ray

02-24-1990 Jaymi Hensley – Born in Luton, United Kingdom. He is a musician and lead singer in the band Union J. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 

Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Hensley married his long-time boyfriend, Oily Marmon, in April, 2015. Hensley came out to the public in an interview with The Sun in 2012.

1993

At the Grammys, NARAS president Michael Greene, make an incoherent, boring ten-minute speech and denied Little Richard the opportunity to receive his award onstage. A justifiably disgruntled Little Richard stated at the Grammys, “I’m the innovator, I’m the emancipator, I’m the originator, I’m the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.

Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

1995

Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys left a hospital in London after two weeks of treatment by an AIDS specialist.

Olympic-medal-winning diver Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diverLGBT activist, and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. He has been called both “the greatest American diver” and “probably the greatest diver in history.” On this day, he announces that he’s HIV-positive.

1997

The Spice Girls won best single with ‘Wannabe’ at this year’s Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included, Best Group for Manic Street Preachers, Best Dance Act went to The Prodigy, George Michael won Best Male, Best Female went to Gabrielle, Best Newcomer was won by Kula Shaker, International Male was Beck, International Female Sheryl Crow and Best International Group was The Fugees.

1998

Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in front of his parents and his partner David Furnish.

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

2004 – President George W. Bush announces that he supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

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

2018

Queer Expressions: LGBT History Month, Sat 24th February

https://www.vam.ac.uk › blog › news › queer-expressio…

Feb 9, 2018 — Saturday 24 February 2018. 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00. All events are free, no booking required. Join the LGBTQ Working Group and …

2022

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/steve-bannon-russia-trans-woke-b2022537.html

Steve Bannon and Erik Prince celebrate Russia for being anti-LGBT | The Independent

Right-wing fixation on trans rights meshes well with extreme anti-LGBT bent of Russian governmentwww.independent.co.uk

https://www.newsweek.com/kansas-only-lgbt-congressmember-would-lose-her-seat-gop-redistricting-1682527

Kansas’ Only LGBT Congressmember Would Lose Her Seat With GOP Redistricting

The GOP’s political map would split the state’s most diverse county and put Kansas’ sole congressional Democrat on a difficult reelection path.www.newsweek.com

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1009744/how-chinas-youtube-became-a-rare-safe-space-for-lgbt-streamers

How China’s Youtube Became a Rare Safe Space for LGBT Streamers

On Bilibili, LGBT vloggers narrate their lives to millions of fans — but the stories they tell differ radically from their Western counterparts.www.sixthtone.com

when genocide is not openly practiced more would be out

The number of LGBT Americans is soaring. Why? | MercatorNet

One in five Gen Z Americans – 21 percent — identifies as LGBT, according to the latest Gallup poll. For the whole population the figure is 7.1 percent. That is an astonishing figure. For years sociologists, pollsters, and activists have been downplaying the number of LGBT people. Last year, New York Times gay columnist Charles […]mercatornet.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

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 February 22

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-22-1892 – 10-19-1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay – Born in Rockland, Maine. She was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Her 

collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) attracted a lot of attention for its portrayal of female sexuality and feminism.

She was an American poet and playwright who received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for “The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver,” only the third woman to do so. She was also known for her feminist activism. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. Millay entered Vassar College in 1913 when she was 21 years old, later than usual. In 1923 she married 43-year-old Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880–1949), the widower of the labor lawyer and war correspondent Inez Milholland, a political icon Millay had met during her time at Vassar. A self-proclaimed feminist, Boissevain supported her career and took primary care of domestic responsibilities. Both Millay and Boissevain had other lovers throughout their twenty-six-year marriage.  After Millay’s death, her sister Norma took over her house and in 1973 established the house and grounds as the Millay Colony for the Arts. She had relationships with several students during her time there, and kept scrapbooks including drafts of plays written during the period. Millay was named by Equality Forum as one of their 31 Icons of the 2015 LGBT History Month.

02-22-1917 – 05-04-1973 Jane Auer Bowles – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American writer and playwright. In 1938 she married composer and writer, Paul Bowles. Their marriage was a sexual 

one for about a year and a half. After that, she and her husband were platonic companions. They were both bisexual and preferred to have sex outside their marriage. They were unashamed of their bisexuality and marriage allowed them to express it. Her novel, Two Serious Ladies, was published in 1943. In 1948, the couple lived in Tangier, Morocco. While in Morocco, Jane had an intense and complicated relationship with a Moroccan woman. She also had a relationship with torch singer Libby Holman. Jane wrote the play In the Summer House, which was performed on Broadway in 1953 to mixed reviews. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and John Ashbery all highly praised her work.

02-22-1937 – 04-29-2011 Joanna Russ – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. She was an 

American writer, academic, and feminist. Russ is the author of a number of works of science fiction, fantasy and feminist literary criticism, including How to Suppress Women’s Writing. She is best known for The Female Man. After teaching at several universities, including Cornell, she became a full professor at the University of Washington. Her work is used in courses on science fiction and feminism throughout the English speaking world. Russ was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013. She was openly lesbian.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-22-1940 – 07-18-2016 Billy Name (b. William George Linich) – Born in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

He was an American photographer, filmmaker, and lighting designer. Because of his affair and then friendship with Andy Warhol, he became the archivist of Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory, from 1964 to 1970. Name was also responsible for “silverizing” Warhol’s New York studio. In 2001, the United States Postal Service used one of Name’s portraits of Warhol for its commemorative stamp of the artist. His photographs are important for documenting the pop art era.

02-22-1944 Felice Picano – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American writer, publisher, and critic who has encouraged the development of gay literature in the United States. In his memoir Men Who Loved Me, he writes about his close friendship with poet W.H. Auden. His later memoir, Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, he wrote about his contacts with Gore Vidal, James Purdy, Charles Henri Ford, Edward Gorey, Robert Mapplethorpe, and many other authors. His publishing company has introduced many other authors, including Dennis Cooper, Harvey Fierstein, and Jane Chambers. Several of his novels have been national and international best-sellers and have been translated into fifteen languages. Picano now lives in West Hollywood, California. In 2010, he received the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award and in 2013, the City of West Hollywood’s Rainbow Award and Citation.

02-22-1947 Karla Jay – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a distinguished retired professor at Pace University, where she taught 

English and directed the women’s and gender studies program between 1974 and 2009. She is a pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay studies and is widely published. Jay was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front. She was also a member of the Lavender Menace—a group of women who were responding to a lack of lesbian presence in the women’s movement. They spoke out on May 1, 1970, at the Second Congress to Unite Women. This event was a huge turning point for lesbian feminism.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 22, 1957

The Film Don’t Knock The Rock, featuring appearances by Alan FreedLittle Richard and Bill Haley, opens at the Paramount Theatre in New York.

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

LaVerne Baker headlined a show at Chicago’s Regal Theater.

1964

Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” peaked at 2 was not number four on the USA song charts. The Beatles now had the number one and two spot.

02-22-1966 Brian Greig – Born in Fremantle, Australia. He was an Australian politician, member of the Australian Senate from July 1, 1999 

to June 30, 2005 representing the state of Western Australia. He began to get involved in gay rights activism during the 1990s, and helped establish an Australian Council for Lesbian and Gay Rights. On June 13, 2011, Greig was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community as a social justice advocate for the gay and lesbian community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 22, 1970

Appearing at The Roundhouse Spring Festival in Camden, London, David Bowie and the Hype, (their first live performance of the new band), along with Bachdenkel, Groundhog and Carava

1975 

on the USA song charts,  Olivia Newton-John vaulted from 18 to 5 with “Have You Never Been Mellow” . 

 on the USA LP charts, Elton John’s 1969 album Empty Sky became a Top 10 album six years later, what with Elton’s huge mid-70’s success – and what a back catalog can do.

Drew Barrymore – Born in Culver City, California. She is an American actress, film director, producer, model, and author. She 

came out as bisexual in an interview with Contact Music in 2003 and has always considered herself to be bisexual. Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme. She has donated over $1 million dollars to the program. In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.

1979: Studio 54 throws a gala fifty-second birthday party for closeted gay attorney and former McCarthyite Roy Cohn. The event draws several hundreds of the city’s luminaries – including Donald Trump, Barbara Walters, members of both Democratic and Republican parties and most of the city’s elected officials.

The evening unraveled like most debauched nights under the legendary disco ball. Rubell commissioned a custom birthday cake that bore the image of Roy crowned with a halo.

If you’re indicted, you’re invited!’ comedian Joey Adams joked. ‘Cohn invited 150 guests. Three thousand to four thousand showed up,’ said Steve Rubell, owner of Studio 54 and a principal client of Roy Cohn’s.(Cohn defended Rubell after the raids at Studio 54) His exclusive guest list included all his influential clients and the powerful people that had open accounts in his ‘favor bank.’ 

7 years later Roy Cohn would be dead of AIDS denying he was gay to his very last breath. Learn more about the most hated and feared closeted gay man in America Roy Cohn by clicking HERE

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

02-22-1981 Dan Choi – Born in Orange County, California. He is a former American infantry officer in the U.S. Army who served in combat in the Iraq war during 2006-2007. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009 and publicly challenged America’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

1982 – Kimball Allen (born February 22, 1982) is an American writer, journalist, playwright, and actor. He is the author of two autobiographical one-man plays: Secrets of a Gay Mormon Felon (2012) and Be Happy Be Mormon (2014). The latter premiered at Theatre Row in Manhattan on September 24 and 27, 2014, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. He also hosts the recurring Triple Threat w/ Kimball Allen, a 90-minute variety talk show at The Triple Door in Seattle. Allen lived for many years in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.[ He married Scott Wells in October 2016. As of late 2017, they live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

1987 – Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987 dies at the age of 58. He was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962). Warhol was gay. His lovers included poet John Giorno (born December 4, 1936), photographer Billy Name (February 22, 1940 – July 18, 2016), production designer Charles Lisanby  (January 22, 1924 – August 23, 2013), and Jon Gould. His boyfriend of 12 years was Jed Johnson (December 30, 1948 – July 17, 1996), whom he met in 1968, and who later achieved fame as an interior designer. Many of Warhol’s works and possessions are on display at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed the Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico ‘peeled banana’ album cover and The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover.

Bob Dylan with Warhol and his Elvis Images

Lesbian anarchist Valerie Solanas entered Andy Warhol’s sixth-floor office at 33 Union Square West on June 3, 1968, carrying two guns and a massive, paranoid grudge, and shot Warhol. No one would have guessed it would kill him 19 years later.

Two bullets from Solanas’ gun tore through Warhol’s stomach, liver, spleen, esophagus and both lungs. He was briefly declared dead at one point, but doctors were able to revive him. He spent two months in the hospital recuperating from various surgeries, and would be forced to wear a surgical corset for the rest of his life to hold his organs in place.

The shooting had a major impact on Wahol’s life and work, even beyond the considerable physical scars it left. He became much more guarded, abandoning much of his filmmaking and more controversial art and focusing more on business, founding what became Interview magazine in 1969.

The shooting intensified Warhol’s fear and loathing of hospitals, though he embraced alternative health treatments like healing crystals. This reticence produced fatal results on February 21, 1987, when Warhol died of cardiac arrest suffered after gallbladder surgery, a procedure that he had delayed for several years due to his fear of hospitals. 

Learn more about the shooting of Andy Warhol by Valerie Solanas by clicking HERE

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The SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas. Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, …

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Jun 26, 2020 — Overlooked No More: Valerie Solanas, Radical Feminist Who Shot Andy Warhol. She made daring arguments in “SCUM Manifesto,” her case for a world …

1989

at the Grammy Awards, Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist

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

1990

Shakespears Sister started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stay’. The duo was made up of ex Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and singer Marcella Detroit (who co-wrote ‘Lay Down Sally’ with Eric Clapton). One of the longest running UK No.1’s in chart history and the longest by an all-female act.

1997

faux lesbian/the beatles marketed the Spice Girls reached #1 after just five weeks with “Wannabe”

1999

The TV-movie “And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story,” starring Jay Underwood and Renee Faia, aired on ABC.

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

2002

Two middle-aged women spent the first of eight nights sleeping in a car outside Bournemouth International Centre to make sure they were first in the queue for when tickets to Cliff Richard’s forthcoming concert went on sale.

Little Richard was chosen to receive the Image Award from the NAACP.

2004

The Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was named the most influential record of the 1970s in poll compiled by Q magazine. Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted into second place and Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ was third, T Rex ‘Get It On’ was fourth and Special AKA’s ‘Gangsters’ came fifth.

2007,

Netherlands – Gerda Verbug (born 19 August 1957) is the first open lesbian elected to government. She becomes the minister of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality. She is a Dutch diplomat and former politician and trade union leader. She lives with her wife Willy Westerlaken in Woerden, whom she married in 2012.

LGBTQ2 blogger Nina: Noted here as to the discussion of the person/artist vs the art, and for abuse vs women, which impacts all women across sexuality and disportionately on ethnicity, disability and poverty:

2008

After considerable controversy and debate over whether or not to honor recently deceased musician and Mississippi native Ike Turner, the state legislature passed a compromise resolution that honored only his musical achievements.

February 22, 2009 – Actor Sean Penn wins an Oscar for his role as Harvey Milk in the film, Milk. The film also won for Best Original Screenplay. Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant (born July 24, 1952) and written by Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974), the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black.

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

2012

The Spice Girls reunited for a spectacular performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

2017

David Bowie dominated the 2017 Brit awards. The star was awarded best British male and best British album, for his mournful swansong, Blackstar. Rag ‘N’ Bone man was the other big winner of the night taking home two awards – the critics choice award and best British breakthrough act. As well as honouring Bowie, the Brits paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas day 2016.

“Inner Elvis: From Politician to Presley” – 13 WTHR Indianapolis

2020

Yola Set to Play Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis

2022

Marriage equality did not alter heterosexual ones at all.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-supreme-court-takes-up-web-designers-bid-rebuff-gay-weddings-2022-02-22/

U.S. Supreme Court takes up clash between religion and LGBT rights | Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christian web designer’s free speech claim that she cannot be forced under a Colorado anti-discrimination law to produce websites for same-sex marriages.www.reuters.com

meanwhile in fandom

The Casually Queer Finale of “The Legend of Vox Machina” | Autostraddle

A lot goes down in these final three episodes of the season, including but not limited to Vex making Keyleth blush.www.autostraddle.com

first books, then people: #LestWeForget

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/banned-queer-books-see-sales-bump-others-quietly-disappear-rcna16859

While some banned queer books see a sales bump, others quietly disappear

All Boys Aren’t Blue and Gender Queer are among LGBTQ books affected by book bans.www.nbcnews.com

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The Lavender Effect

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Gay History – February 22: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Andy Warhol Dies, and Roy Cohn’s Birthday at Studio 54

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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 February 21

BCE to The Suffragettes

1801 – John Henry, Cardinal Newman, (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was born in London. He was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian, and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s. His greatest accomplishment was the Apologia pro Vita Sua which contains numerous homoerotic references. Devoted to his friend, Brother Ambrose, the Cardinal was torn by grief at his death in 1875. He spent the night with the corpse. When Newman died 15 years later, he left instructions to be buried in the same grave as Ambrose.

1892 – Harry Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892 – January 14, 1949) was born in Norwich, New York. He was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Having studied therapists Sigmund FreudAdolf Meyer, and William Alanson White, he devoted years of clinical and research work to helping people with psychotic illness. He believed that psychoanalysis, although essentially valid, needed to be supplemented by an understanding of the cultural forces at work in the personality. Much of his work was dismissed because he was gay, but today he considered the prime developer of the interpersonal approach to psychiatry. Beginning in 1927, Sullivan had a 22-year relationship with James Inscoe Sullivan, known as “Jimmie”, 20 years his junior.

1903: New York City police conduct the first United States recorded raid on a gay bathhouse, the Ariston Hotel Baths. 26 men were arrested and 12 brought to trial on sodomy charges; 7 men received sentences ranging from 4 to 20 years in prison.

1907, UK – British writer W. H. Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) is born in York England. He was an English-American poet whose poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content. He is best known for love poems such as “Funeral Blues“, poems on political and social themes such as “September 1, 1939” and “The Shield of Achilles“, poems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of Anxiety, and poems on religious themes such as “For the Time Being” and “Horae Canonicae. He is perhaps today best known for his poem The Platonic Blow. For decades British scholars debated whether it referred to oral sex. He never admitted authorship until the 1960s. 

1911

At Carnegie Hall in  New York City, and ill with a temperature of 104°, Gustav Mahler conducted his last concert. He collapsed immediately afterward from a severe streptococcal infection and later was confined to bed after being diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis. He died on May 18.

02-21-1933 — 04-21-2003   Nina Simone (b. Eunice Kathleen Waymon) – Born in Tryon, North Carolina. She was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She then applied for a scholarship to

 study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied admission despite a well received audition, which she attributed to racism. Simone started to play in nightclubs to make a living and that is when she used the name Nina Simone so that her family members wouldn’t know that she chose to play “the devil’s music” or what was known as piano cocktail music. She went on to record more that 40 albums between 1958 and 1974. In the late 1980s she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Simone had a large gay following. She was bisexual and hung out at a lesbian bar in New York City called Trude Heller’s. By the end of her life she was world famous. In 2018, Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, in 2019, her song that addressed racial inequality in United States, Mississippi Goddam, was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Two days before her death, Simone learned she would be awarded an honorary degree by the Curtis Institute of Music. She suffered from breast cancer for several years before she died in her sleep at her home in France. 

1936  – Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) is born. Barbara Jordan was the first African-American to be elected in Texas, in 1973. She was a Democrat. and a lesbian. She later became the first black woman to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She was a lawyer and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement., and  the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.  She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. Jordan’s companion of 25 years was Nancy Earl, an educational psychologist, whom she met on a camping trip in the late 1960s.  Jordan never discussed her sexual orientation and was not out. Nancy Earl was an occasional speech writer for Jordan, and later was a caregiver when Jordan began to suffer from multiple sclerosis in 1973. In a KUT radio documentary Rediscovering Barbara JordanPresident Bill Clinton said that he wanted to nominate Jordan for the United States Supreme Court, but by the time he could do so, Jordan’s health problems prevented him from nominating her. Jordan also suffered from leukemia. She’s been described as “one of the most revered leaders and orators of her time.” She was outed in the press after her death from leukemia and multiple sclerosis in 1996.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-21-1940 – 07-17-2020   John Lewis – Born near Troy, Alabama. He was an American politician, statesman, and civil rights activist and leader. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional 

district from 1987 until his death in 2020. Lewis was an outspoken champion of LGBT rights during a time when it had little public support. While in Congress, he co-sponsored more than a dozen bills to advance and protect rights for the LGBT community. In 1996, Lewis delivered an impassioned speech against DOMA on the floor of the house. Lewis wrote, “I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. I’ve heard the

 reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred, and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry.” He also chastised those who called for same-sex couples to be joined in unions, but not in marriage. “We have been down that road before in this country. Separate is not equal,” he wrote. “Our rights as Americans do not depend on the approval of others. Our rights depend on us being Americans.” The hearse carrying Rep. John Lewis stopped by Atlanta’s rainbow crosswalks in remembrance of his embrace of LGBT equality. 

02-21-1943 David Geffen – Born in Borough Park, New York City, New York. He is an American record executive, film studio executive and producer, theatrical producer, and philanthropist. He is one of three founders of Dream Works Studio. Geffen is a 

prominent philanthropist. He supports medical research, AIDS organizations, the arts, and theatre. In 1995 he donated $5 million towards UCLA’s Westwood Playhouse. The theatre was renamed the Geffen Playhouse. In 2002, he announced a $200 million unrestricted endowment for the School of Medicine at UCLA. On December 13, 2012, UCLA announced that Geffen had donated another $100 million in addition to his $200 million. His donation is the largest ever made to a medical school in the United States. His gift funds the full cost of attendance for up to 30 students per year, beginning with the Class of 2017.

1947

In New York City at a gathering of the Optical Society of America, Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera, the first camera to take, develop and print a black & white picture on photo paper, all in about 60 seconds. The camera went on sale the following year.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-21-1956   Victoria Brownworth – American journalist, writer, and editor. She was the first AIDS columnist for 

SPIN magazine, the first lesbian columnist in a daily newspaper, and the first journalist to write about women and AIDS and pediatric AIDS in the country. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, Brownworth is the first out lesbian to have a column in a daily newspaper. She is the author of more than 20 books. Her novella, Ordinary Mayhem, was awarded Honorable Mention in Best Horror 2012. She is an advocate against sex trafficking and for LGBT issues

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

02-21-1960   Isaac Julien – Born East End of London, England. He is a 

British filmmaker and a professor. His 1989 drama-documentary Looking for Langston won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991 he won the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Young Soul Rebels. Julien joined US Santa Cruz as a distinguished professor of the arts in 2018. He is also a patron of the Live Art Development Agency. Julien is openly gay.

February 22, 1965

Activist Malcolm X was fatally shot as he was about to address a rally in New York City. He was 39. In 1966, three Nation of Islam assassins were convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976: A Detroit jury awards more than $200,000 in damages to a man who contends that he was “turned into” a homosexual by a 1975 automobile accident in which his car was rear-ended by another vehicle.

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

 1981

Prince appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Party Up.” It was his first appearance on the show.

Dolly Parton topped the Billboard Pop Chart with her own composition at #1, “9 to 5”. The record reached #47 in the UK, where she sued Sheena Easton for the song name

02-21-1987 Ellen/Elliot Page – Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A Canadian actor and starred in the film Juno and other major films. Page has won more that 25 awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA for Juno. He describes himself as a Pro-choice feminist and is also a vegetarian. On February 14, 2014, Page came out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference. In 2018, Page announced marriage to dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, which ended in divorce when in December 2020 Page came out as transgender. and lesbians were bashed for upset at loosing a role model.

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

1997 – The “Olympic Park Bomber” Eric Rudolph is an American domestic terrorist is convicted for a series of anti-abortion and anti-gay-motivated bombings across the southern United States between 1996 and 1998, which killed two people and injured over 120 others.

1998

Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998.

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

2002

Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’

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

2011

Boy George revealed a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plans for 2012.

2012

Five members of the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior where their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for Putin during his election campaign. The following month, three of the group members were arrested and charged with hooliganism and were were held in custody until their trial began in late July when the three members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

2022

we keep listing victim groups as if the oppressor was unclear or unknown

Empowering the next generation of lawyers for women’s and LGBT rights | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the worldhttp://www.thaipbsworld.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/aoc-suggestion-to-rename-queens-post-office-angers-lgbt-leaders/ar-AAU6xzY?li=BBnbcA1

https://www.buzzfeed.com/markyoung/lgbtq-movies-to-look-out-for-in-2022

LGBTQ+ Movies To Look Forward To In 2022

With streaming and the pandemic changing how we watch movies forever, 2022 is setting itself up to have some queer film classics that we’ll talk about for decades.www.buzzfeed.com

AOC suggestion to rename Queens post office angers LGBT leaders

AOC is soliciting suggestions for the Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building in Jackson Heights, a representative for her office told Community Board 3 in Queens last week.www.msn.com

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-federations-revises-agenda-restoring-gun-control-lgbt-rights-to-priority-list/

US Federations revises agenda, restoring gun control, LGBT rights to priority list | The Times of Israel

New policy document also vows support for ‘bipartisan approaches to ensure voter access’ after omission of items by JFNA trigged queries from constituentswww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/10-queer-photographers-you-need-to-follow-on-instagram

https://www.buzzfeed.com/abhaahad/relatable-songs-for-queer-people-of-faith

19 Very Relatable Songs For Queer People Of Faith

“If I am losing a part of me, maybe I don’t want heaven.”www.buzzfeed.com

10 queer photographers you need to follow on Instagram | Digital Camera World

Discover the photographers advocating, celebrating and supporting the queer community through powerful imageswww.digitalcameraworld.com

not the representation that helps or represents

Hannibal showrunner opens up about the show’s queer love story

The showrunner for Hannibal opened up about the surprising queer love story between the show’s main characters.www.gaytimes.co.uk

and who are not villains

https://thefulcrum.ca/opinions/opinion-we-need-more-queer-representation-in-childrens-media/

Opinion: We need more queer representation in children’s media – The Fulcrum

The fact of the matter is that people are born to be whatever sexuality they are, and nothing can change that — not even the media they consume at a young age.thefulcrum.ca

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Today in LGBT History – FEBRUARY 21 | Ronni Sanlo

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Feb 21, 2019 — 1892 – Harry Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892 – January 14, 1949) was born in Norwich, New York. He was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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Our Daily Elvis

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 February 17

BCE to The Suffragettes

1854, Germany – Friedrich Alfred Krupp (17 February 1854 – 22 November 1902) was a German steel manufacturer of the company Krupp. He was the son of Alfred Krupp and inherited the family business when his father died in 1887. Whereas his father had largely supplied iron and steel, Friedrich shifted his company’s production back to arms manufacturing. Friedrich greatly expanded Krupp and acquired the Germaniawerf in 1896 which gave him control of warship manufacturing in Germany. He oversaw the development of nickel steel, U-boats, the diesel engine, and much more. He died in 1902 of apparent suicide after his homosexual activites and orgies were published in a newspaper. In the Second Reich, homosexuality was considered one of the worst crimes. Under paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code it was punishable by years of hard labor, then later the concentration camp.

1904

The opera “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini had its world premiere at La Scala in Milan.

02-17-1905 — 08-31-1937   Ruth Baldwin (born Catherine Ruth Baldwin) – Place of birth unknown. She was an American-born English socialite, part of the Bright Young Things crowd. In the 1920s in London she was known for

 her use of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. Baldwin was the first important lover of American heiress Marion Barbara  “Joe” Carstairs (b. February 1, 1900). She turned the kitchen in the house she shared with Carstairs into a bar. Carstairs friends later said, “She was wild. She was such fun. Ruth, she was really wild.” She told Carstairs, “The world is one’s oyster if taken at will.” When Carstairs purchased her first motorboat, Baldwin gave her a Steiff doll that Carstairs named Lord Tod Wadley (She kept the doll until her death). Baldwin was also involved with photographer Olivia Wyndham. Baldwin died of a suspected overdose at a Chelsea party at the home of  actress Gwen Farrar on August 31, 1937, while her friends listened to a boxing match in the next room. The London newspaper The Times announced her death and described her as having short hair and a mannish tie, alluding to the fact that she was a lesbian. The article also said she was sharing a house with Carstairs. Baldwin’s ashes were taken by Carstairs to her private island, Whale Cay in the Bahamas, where she built a church to house them. When she sold Whale Cay, she removed the ashes. When Carstairs died in Naples, Florida, in 1993, Lord Tod Wadley was cremated with her. Their ashes and those of Ruth Baldwin were buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, New York.

02-17-1934 – 12-27-2003 Alan Bates – Born in Allestree, Derby, United 

Kingdom. He was an English actor. Known for his roles in Zorba the GreekKing of HeartsGeorgy GirlFar From the Madding Crowd, and The Fixer, which he was nominated for best actor by the Academy Awards. He also starred in Women in Love. He was married but had numerous gay relationships throughout his life, including those with actors Nickolas Grace, and Peter Wyngarde, and Olympic skater John Curry.

02-17-1942 – 08-22-1989 Huey Newton – Born in Monroe, Louisiana. He was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton 

supported LGBT rights back in 1970. On August 15, 1970, Newton delivered a speech in New York titled A Letter to the Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters About the Women’s Liberation and the Gay Liberation Movements. His address pointed to the intersectionality of racism, sexism, and homophobia. He told the audience that may not have been totally sympathetic, that “the women’s liberation front and gay liberation front are our friends, they are our potential allies, and we need as many allies as possible.” At the time, mainstream society treated LGBT people like pariahs. But Newton urged his fellow activists to be compassionate and inclusive. He had no time for gay slurs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 17, 1955

At the urging of R&B singer Lloyd Price, Little Richardsent his first audition tape to Specialty Records. Richard was signed to a Specialty contract that paid him a half cent for every record sold.

1958

Little Richard’s “Good Golly Miss Molly” charted, reaching #10 pop and #4 R&B. It was Richard’s fourteenth and last R&B Top 10 smash.

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

02-17-1961 Angela Eagle – Born in Bridlington, United Kingdom. She is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for 

Wallasey since 1992. She gained the distinction of becoming the British Parliament’s first openly lesbian member by coming out in September 1997 in an interview with The Observer . In September 2008, Eagle entered into a civil partnership with Maria Exall. In 2009 she was ranked in the top 50 on The Independent’s Pink List of the 101 most influential gay men and women in Britain.

1962 – Cheryl Ann Jacques (born February 17, 1962) is an American politician and attorney who served six terms in the Massachusetts Senate, was the president of the Human Rights Campaign for 11 months, and served as an administrative judge in the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. Jacques became president of HRC in 2004, succeeding Elizabeth Birch. She addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. She resigned on November 30, 2004, citing “a difference in management philosophy” with her board, following criticism of the HRC’s failure to defeat voter referendums in 11 states banning same-sex marriage and, in some cases, civil unions. After leaving HRC, she was of counsel to the law firm of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins and Kesten and was a consultant on diversity issues to corporations and non-profit organizations. In 2008 Jacques was named a Department of Industrial Accidents Administrative Judge by Governor Deval Patrick. On March 12, 2012 the State Ethics Commission charged her with violating Massachusetts’ conflict-of-interest law after she allegedly tried to use her clout as a judge to have a dentist office reduce her brother-in-law’s bill. Jacques contended that she never intended to introduce her position, but did so “inadvertently”. The ethics commission found in favor of Jacques on the grounds that the enforcement division failed to prove that Jacques used her official position to intervene in the dispute. In 2013, Jacques and two other administrative judges filed charges with theMassachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, alleging the agency provided a higher salary and a parking space to a male judge appointed after them. In 2014, Governor Patrick chose not to reappoint Jacques, which she alleged was in retaliation for the gender discrimination lawsuit. In 2004, Jacques married Jennifer Chrisler.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-17-1972 Billie Joe Armstrong – Born in Oakland, California. He is an American rock musician and occasional actor, best known as the lead 

vocalist, main songwriter, and guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day. The band’s album, Dookie (1994) broke through into the mainstream, and they had remained one of the most popular rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s with over 60 million records sold. Armstrong has identified himself as bisexual, saying in a 1995 interview with The Advocate, “I think I’ve always been bisexual.”

February 17, 1973

Anne Murray moved to #1 on the Adult chart with “Danny’s Song”.

Elton John’s first career #1 was a big one–“Crocodile Rock” remained there for a third week. 

1977, Canada – The first public gay demonstration in Atlantic Canada is held in Halifax. It was part of a nationally coordinated protest against CBC Radio’s refusal to air gay public service announcements that also included demonstrations in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. 

1976

Bette Midler was awarded the “Woman of the Year” award from Harvard’s University’s Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society. Upon accepting, Bette says: “This award characterizes what the American male wants in a woman…brains, talent and gorgeous tits.”

02-17-1979   Conrad Ricamora – Born in Santa Maria, California. He is an

 American actor and singer. Ricamora is best known for his portrayal of Oliver Hampton on the ABC television series How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2020). He is openly gay and was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award. 

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

1989:

 Chicago’s new gay rights ordinance takes effect.  It mandates fines up to $500 for discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

1990

Queen Latifah made her chart debut with “Ladies First,” reaching #64 R&B. Through 1998, she would manage to hit the chart fifteen times, though she was spending more time acting in films than recording.

02-17-1991   Raymix (b. Edmundo Gómez Moreno) – Born in San José El Vidrio, Mexico. He is a Mexican musician and aerospace engineer.

 

On June 5, 2020, Raymix released a video where he came out as gay, saying “Today I am freer, happier than ever because I know that I can express myself as I really am”, and added that some acquaintances advised him not to do so because they consider that people are not prepared for a gay regional or cumbia musician. In 2021, along with Paulina Rubio, Raymix was nominated for Regional Mexican Cumbia Song of the Year for Tú y Yo at the 33rd Lo Nuestro Awards.

1996

Whitney Houston was third with “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”,

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

2002

It was reported that George Michael’s in Hamstead was burglarized. The theft included his $114,000 Aston Martin sports car and $140,000 in paintings, jewelry and clothing.

2003

The man behind the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC was being investigated over complaints that aspiring stars paid $1,500 (£882) to feature on his website. Lou Pearlman was accused by Florida authorities of getting young actors and models to pay upfront to appear on his Trans Continental company’s website by saying he would also help them to find work.

2004

The Recording Industry Association of America filed 531 “John Doe” lawsuits against suspected users of peer-to-peer file-sharing services. Once a John Doe suit has been approved by a judge, the record-label plaintiffs can subpoena the information necessary to identify the defendant by name.

2008

Little Richard received a standing ovation from a crowd of 2,400 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville without playing or singing a note. The 75 year-old rock ‘n’ roll pioneer was seated at the rear of the auditorium during a Temptations/Four Tops concert when he was introduced by the Temptations’ Otis Williams.

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

2011 – Facebook expands relationship language to add civil unions and domestic partners

2012, Iraq – “Emo Killings” begin in Iraq. The series of killings targets young men who appear outside the mainstream, especially gay and “emo” youth. Emo is a style of fashion including skinny jeans. On this day, Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi, 20, is beaten to death with a brick.

2019

Dear Anita Bryant – by Ronni Sanlo, was asked to do an encore performance at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs

2022

Trans divided the movement with cotton ceiling

Special rights are not human rights

No one has the right to deny others ordinary human senses

https://newrepublic.com/article/165403/groups-pushing-anti-trans-laws-want-divide-lgbtq-movement

The Groups Pushing Anti-Trans Laws Want to Divide the LGBTQ Movement | The New Republic

The same people keep pushing bill after bill, developing their strategy as they go.newrepublic.com

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/lgbtq-youth-develop-eating-disorders-at-higher-rates-than-their-peers

Eating Disorders Among LGBTQ Youth: What We’re Learning

New research from The Trevor Project examines why LGBTQ young people are experiencing eating disorders at higher rates than their peers, and how such issues can increase their risk of suicide as well.www.healthline.com

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-696855

LGBTQ education and Israel’s illiberal Left – opinion

Tal Gilboa comes under fire for challenging Orwellian doublethink.www.jpost.com

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/lgbtq-representation-on-tv-hits-record-high-advocacy-group-says-1.1725120

LGBTQ Representation on TV Hits Record High, Advocacy Group Says – BNN Bloomberg

On primetime network TV shows, 12% of main characters are LGBTQwww.bnnbloomberg.ca

so the trend to describe in other than heterosexual terms is not as trendy as appears

More than 7 percent of U.S. adults now identify as LGBTQ, doubling in a decade | Boing Boing

Turns out Kinsey might have been right with 10% after all, after decades of that number being debunked. After all, that’s how many A

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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 February 16

BCE to The Suffragettes

February 16, 1862

At Fort Donelson, Tennessee during the U.S. Civil War, approximately 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

1886 – The term “Boston Marriage,” which describes a long-term cohabiting relationship between two women, is written for the first time. Novelist Henry James uses it in his book The Bostonians. Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. Born in the United States, James largely relocated to Europe as a young man and eventually settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick‘s (May 2, 1950 – April 12, 2009) Epistemology of the Closet made a landmark difference to Jamesian scholarship by arguing that he be read as a homosexual writer whose desire to keep his sexuality a secret shaped his layered style and dramatic artistry.

02-16-1893 – 06-09-1974 Katharine Cornell – Born in Berlin, German Empire to American parents. She was an American stage actress, writer, 

theatre owner, and producer. Known as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. In 1948 she won a Tony Award for Anthony and Cleopatra, it was the first time any actor, male or female, had won a Tony Award playing a Shakespearean role. She won many other awards, including in 1937, the Chi Omega Sorority’s National Achievement Award that was presented to her by Eleanor Roosevelt at a White House reception. She married Guthrie McClintic  (August 6, 1893 – October 29, 1961), a successful theatre director, film director, and producer based in New York, in 1921, but it is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and McClintic was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage.. They formed a production team M.C. & C. Company, which produced all her plays. He directed every play she starred in. She only appeared in one Hollywood film, Stage Door Canteen (1943), in which she played herself. She was a member of the “sewing circles” in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton (July 27, 1908 – February 18, 1985), Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968), and Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) , among others. 

02-16-1926 — 07-25-2003   John Schlesinger – Born in Hampstead, London, England in a Jewish family. He was an English film and stage director, and actor. His acting career began in the 1950s where he had many supporting roles in British films. In the 1960s, he gave up acting and concentrated on a directing career. Schlesinger won the Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy (1969)and was nominated for the same award for Darling (1965)and Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)Other films he is remembered by are Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), The Day of the Locust (1975), and Marathon Man (9176). Schlesinger was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1970 and as a resident of Palm Springs, California, he had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 2003. On New Year’s Day 2001 he suffered a stroke. On July 24, 2003, he was taken off life support at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. He was survived by his partner of over 30 years, photographer Michael Childers.

02-16-1937   Paul Bailey – Place of birth unknown. He was a British writer and critic. He is also the author of several

 novels  as well as biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp. Bailey has also written for plays for radio and television. In 2001, Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Naomi Jacob, Fred Barnes and Arthur Marshall was published. In 1990 he wrote a childhood memoir called An Immaculate Mistake. It told of growing up working-class, clever and gay in south London during and after the WWII. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-16-1953 Steve Kmetko – Born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He was a E! cable network entertainment reporter. In 1999, he gave 

an official “coming out” interview to The Advocate’s Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, citing his reason for doing it: “It’s like what Nathan Lane told you when he came out in The Advocate. It’s about what happened to Matthew Shepard. By making this simple statement, maybe people will think twice about other gay people they encounter. Hopefully they’ll look at me and say, ‘Well, he’s succeeded and came out and has a pretty good life.” Kmetko now trains celebrities on the art of being interviewed.

1957

Closeted Tab Hunter’s “Young Love” begins a six-week run at #1 in America.

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

02-16-1962 – 11-13-2004 John Balance – Born in Mansfield, United 

Kingdom. He was an English musician. One of the most influential figures in the industrial, experimental minimalist, and neofolk music scenes. Balance died after falling from a two story balcony at his home. He was survived by his partner, the artist Ian Johnstone.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-16-1970 Kevin Allison – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an LGBT 

comedic writer and actor. He is best known as a writing and performing member of The State on MTV. Allison came out as gay to the national media at 24 when The State began airing in 1994. Allison has taught comedy and storytelling classes at New York University, the People’s Improv Theatre in New York City, and the Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia.

1974

Barbra Streisand had her second #1 song as “The Way We Were” reached the top spot.  at #8  Olivia Newton-John’s first big hit “Let Me Be There” on the songs charts ,with the USA Lp charts: Former #1 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John at #5,

1975

February 16, 1975

Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show  premiered on CBS with guest stars Elton John and Bette Midler. The series lasted for two seasons.. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher’s new show featured a female guest each week.

1978

1978

The film ABBA: The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square’s Warner Theatre.

  

John Tartaglia – Born in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. He is an American puppeteer, actor, singer, and dancer. At the age of 16, he joined Sesame Street’s puppetry team in a part-time capacity, making him one of the youngest Sesame Street puppeteers in the show’s history. He became a full-time part of Sesame Street at the age of 18. Tartaglia created and puppeteered the roles of Princeton (a recent college grad) and Rod (a closeted Republican investment banker) in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. For his roles, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2004. In 2004, he helped to raise $525,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tartaglia is openly gay. Regarding the matter, he stated, “I’m less worried about being a positive role as a gay person than making sure there’s no negative stereotypes of any sort.” He married Michael Shawn Lewis in New York in 2012.

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

1980

Barry Manilow was on top of the Adult Contemporary chart with “When I Wanted You”.  It was his 17th AC hit, and an incredible 16 of those had gone Top 10 with 10 #1’s in just six years of his career.

on charts  Queen was up to #2 although many stations already had “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” #1. 

02-16-1982 Marie-Ève Nault – Born in Trois-Rivières, Canada. She is a 

Canadian soccer player. Nault represented Canada women’s national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which won the bronze medal. She was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

02-16-1982   Ralph Shortey – Born in Casper, Wyoming and a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He is an American former Republican politician 

and was convicted of child sex trafficking. In early December 2017, police arrested Shortey at a motel where he was found with a 17-year-old male prostitute. It later came out that the two had sex at least twice during the year before he was arrested. As a Republican in the Oklahoma State Senate, he advocated “family values.” The Associated Press reported that as a state senator, Shortey “routinely voted with his Republican colleagues on bills targeting gay and transgender people,” including a measure passed in 2017 to allow business owners to discriminate against LGBT people. Shortey was also known for his imposing size. He’s 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 315 pounds. Shortey was married and has four daughters. Once divorced, his wife and children changed their last name. On September 17, 2018, he received a sentence of 15 years in prison, and 10 years of supervised release. Shortey was also ordered to pay $125,000 in restitution to the seventeen-year-old.

1985

“Careless Whisper” by Wham! began a three week stay at the top of the Billboard chart. An 18-year-old George Michael had written the melody four years earlier while riding on a bus.

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

1990

Singer k.d. lang was pictured on the cover of the first issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Famed pop artist Keith Haring dies from AIDS at 31.  Six months earlier he had been quoted as saying, “The hardest thing is just knowing that there’s so much more stuff to do.”  He was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring’s work grew to iconic popularity from his exuberant spontaneous drawings in New York City subways – chalk outlines on blank black advertising-space backgrounds – depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs. After public recognition he created larger scale works such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has become a widely recognized visual language. His later work often addressed political and societal themes – especially homosexuality and AIDS – through his own unique iconography.

1991,

Whitney Houston had her 8th #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”

Queen, which was always bigger in their native England, scored their seventh #1 album in the U.K. with Innuendo.

London: The Direct Action group OUTRAGE! organizes a gay and lesbian kiss-in at Piccadilly Circus in protest of a section of the Sexual Offences Act that makes public displays of affection between men illegal. Also this day in London, 7,000 demonstrators march to protest the recent arrest of gay male s/m devotees and other anti-gay/lesbian initiatives.

1997 – An episode of the Simpsons called “Homer’s Phobia” airs, exploring gay themes.

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

2001

Sex researcher/author  William Masters, of the research and writing team of Masters and (Virginia) Johnson, died of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 85. (Human Sexual Response, Human Sexual Inadequacy)

2006

Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumor that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.

2007

Britney Spears had a breakdown and shaved her head.

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

2015 – Lesbian singer Leslie Gore (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015) dies at 68.  She was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16 (in 1963) she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party“, and followed it up with other hits including “Judy’s Turn to Cry“, “She’s a Fool“, “You Don’t Own Me“, “Maybe I Know” and “California Nights“. Gore also worked as an actress and composed songs with her brother, Michael Gore, for the 1980 film Fame, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She hosted an LGBT-oriented public television show, In the Life, on American TV in the 2000s, and was active until 2014. In a 2005 interview with After Ellen, she stated she was a lesbian and had been in a relationship with luxury jewelry designer Lois Sasson since 1982.  She had known since she was 20 and stated that although the music business was “totally homophobic,” she never felt she had to pretend she was straight. At the time of her death, Gore and her partner Lois Sasson had been together for 33 years.

2016 – Washington State Supreme Court rules against discrimination based on sexual orientation in the “gay wedding flowers” case. The Washington Supreme Court rules unanimously that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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 February 14

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-14-1847 – 07-02-1919   Anna Howard Shaw – Born in Newcastle-upon-

Tyne, England. When she was four, she and her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the U.S. In 1887, Shaw met Susan B. Anthony. Shaw played a key role in the merging of Susan B. Anthony’s suffrage group with that of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s. It became the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and beginning in 1904, Shaw was its president for the next eleven years. Shaw’s life-partner was Lucy Elmina Anthony, niece of Susan B. Anthony. Shaw and Anthony lived together for thirty years, and she was by her bedside when she died. Her 1915 speech “The Fundamental Principle of a Republic” was listed as #27 in American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century.

02-14-1890 – 12-16-1956 Nina Hamnett – Born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 

Wales. She was a Welsh artist, writer, and an expert on sailors’ chanteys (maritime songs sung by the sailors as they worked). Called the Queen of Bohemia, Hamnett was unconventional and openly bisexual. Her friends included Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Serge Diaghilev, and Jean Cocteau. In 1932, she published Laughing Torso, a memoir about her bohemian life. It was a best seller in the UK and the US. In 1956, she fell out of her apartment window. It was never determined if she fell because she was drunk or if it was suicide.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008) and Phyllis Lyon (born November 10, 1924)meet in 1950, become partners in 1952. On this day in 1953 they moved in together. They founded Daughters of Bilitis and, decades later, were the first couple in the U.S. to be legally married.

1953 – British-American writer, Christopher Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986), 48, meets  portrait artistDon Bachardy (born May 18, 1934), 18, in California. They were partners until Isherwood’s death in 1986.

February 14, 1956

Actor Tab Hunter receives over 62,000 Valentines from a large following of female fans. A year later, he would have his first hit record with “Young Love”. His Heartthrob Status faded, and in the 1970s, he would make Jon Waters movies and later come out as gay, exposing the sexual oppression in Hollywood. 

February 14, 1958

On CBS-TV, Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government had banned rock ‘n’ roll because it was against the concepts of Islam and also a health hazard. Iranian doctors backed up the government’s “unhealthy” claim, warning of hip damage due to “extreme gyrations.”

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

02-14-1961 Shannon Price Minter – Place of birth unknown, he grew up in 

East Texas. He is a transgender man and legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Minter first gained national recognition in 2001 when he represented Sharon Smith, the domestic partner of Diane Whipple who was killed by dog mauling in San Francisco. He won the case. In 2009, Minter was the lead attorney arguing before the California Supreme Court to overturn California Proposition 8. He has taught law at Stanford University, Golden Gate University, and Santa Clara University.

02-14-1962 – 05-07-2002 Kevyn Aucoin – Born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was an American make-up artist, photographer, and author. He realized he 

was gay at the age of six. Aucoin moved to New York City and was discovered by Vogue. His career took off after his cover shoot with Vogue’s supermodel Cindy Crawford. At his peak, he would  be booked months in advance and could command as much as $6,000 for a makeup session. Aucoin’s parents eventually came to accept his homosexuality and started a chapter of P-FLAG in Lafayette, Louisiana. Aucoin was diagnosed with a rare pituitary tumor. He died on May 7th, 2002 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

February 14, 1967

Aretha Franklin recorded one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*–“Respect” at Atlantic Records Studio in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

The musical “Grease,” starring Barry Bostwick and Adrienne Barbeau, opened Off Broadway at the Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan. The production moved to Broadway and the Broadhurst Theatre on June 7, 1972. Two more theaters and 3,388 performances later, the show closed on April 13, 1980.

Canada – In Toronto Judge Sydney Harris finds Pink Triangle Press, publisher of The Body Politic, and three officers not guilty of publishing obscenity

First meeting of the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, named for the partner of Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946), takes place in San Francisco. It was founded by political activist Jim Foster, becoming the country’s first gay Democratic political club. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of PittsburghPennsylvania, and raised in OaklandCalifornia, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo PicassoErnest HemingwayF. Scott FitzgeraldSinclair LewisEzra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.Alice Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century, and the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein.

02-14-1972   Angela Craig – Born in West Helena, Arkansas. She is an 

American politician from the state of Minnesota representing the 2nd district. In 2018, she defeated the Republican and became the first openly lesbian mother to be elected to Congress, the first woman to be elected in Minnesota’s 2nd district, and the first openly gay person elected to Congress from Minnesota. Crain and her wife, Cheryl Greene, have four children. 

February 14, 1973

A male fan tries to kiss David Bowie, who was wearing a white dress during his Valentine’s Day show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Which  David Bowie collapsed at the end of, reportedly from exhaustion.

February 14, 1977

US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.

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

1981

ABBA continued to have the #1 Adult Contemporary song with the fantastic “The Winner Takes It All”.

02-14-1984 Wes Goodman – Born in Morrow County, Ohio. He is a former 

American politician who was the state representative for the 87th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican that voted anti-LGBT and described himself as a conservative Christian and supporter of “traditional marriage.” On November 14, 2017, Goodman resigned his seat after being caught having sex in his office with another man. Following his resignation, additional men came forward saying Goodman had sex with them. Goodman also sought men on Craig’s list. Another example of a Republican hypocrite.

1984, Australia – Elton John (25 March 1947)marries German recording tech Renate Blauel in Sydney. They divorce in 1988 after he comes out as gay. John is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In 1993, he began a relationship with  David Furnish(born 25 October 1962), a former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto, Canada. On December 21, 2005 (the day the UK Civil Partnership Act became law), John and Furnish were among the first couples in the UK to form a civil partnership, which was held at the Windsor Guildhall. After marriageequality became legal in England in March 2014, John and Furnish married in Windsor, Berkshire, on December 21, 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership. They have two sons.

1985

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine’s Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, “You Give Good Love” (#3), “Saving All My Love For You” (#1), “How Will I Know” (#1), and “Greatest Love Of All” (#1).

1988: Three lesbian guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show are introduced as “women who hate men.” Yolanda Retter Vargas (December 4, 1947 – August 18, 2007)and two other women spoke of  “lesbian separatism,” an offshoot of a feminist movement that strikes against male patriarchy in all levels of society. Vargas, then Director of Women’s Programs at LA’s Lesbian Center, and her friends were introduced as “women who hate men,” a label that made it all the easier for bigots to hate them and for LGBT activists to compare the women to conservatives. It was not a high-point for lesbians, feminists or Oprah, and was just one of the many sensationalized gay stories Oprah covered during this era. In addition to a comparatively progressive 1986 episode on homophobia, Oprah aired “Women Who Turn to Lesbianism” (1988), “All The Family is Gay” (1991), “Straight Spouses and Gay Ex-Husbands” (1992) and “Lesbians and Gay Baby Boom” (1993). Oprah has since become a vocal supporter for equality and LGBT civil rights off-camera, too, and in 2013 suggested that same-sex couples can actually help strengthen the institution of marriage.

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

1991 – San Francisco becomes the first city to register same-sex domestic partners.

1992

Wayne’s World, the motion picture starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, opens in movie theaters across the US. The use of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the film propelled the song to No.2 on the US singles charts nearly 20 years after its first release.

1998

Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

1999

Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV Elton John did a version of “Your Song” on an episode  titled “I’m With Cupid.”

The “Titanic” Soundtrack was the #1 album for the fourth straight week.  Celine Dion was a solid #2 with Let’s Talk About Love.  Listeners couldn’t get enough of the song “My Heart Will Go On”, which was on both albums.  The “Spiceworld” Soundtrack by the Spice Girls was next, #6   The Backstreet Boys with their debut and the first Spice Girls album, Spice, moved back up to #10 after 52 weeks of release.

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

2001

“Timeless–Live in Concert,” winner of four Emmy Awards and billed as Barbra Streisand‘s farewell concert, aired on Fox-TV.

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

2012,

Uganda – Police raid an LGBT Rights conference after the state minister orders the conference to be stopped.

Whitney Houston, whose majestic voice helped her place 32 songs on the Billboard Pop chart between 1985 and 2001, passed away at the age of 48. Daughter of Cissy Houston of The Sweet Inspirations. Whitney’s own daughter would die the same manner the following year.

Whitney – the Final Elvis Career Move

02-14-2013

In a historic Valentine’s Day vote, the Illinois Senate passed a bill clearing the way for same-sex couples to be legally 

married in the Land of Lincoln. The bill was delayed by the House until November 5, 2013, which passed an amended version of the bill by a narrow margin. Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Illinois since being signed into law by Governor Par Quinn on November 20, 2013. It took effect on June 1 ,2014. (The state had civil unions available for same-sex couples since June 2011.)

2015

Lady Gaga got engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!,” she captioned a photo of a heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram two days later. They split up in 2016.

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last year on this blog:

Our Daily Elvis

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 February 13

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-13-1740 – 10-18-1802   Sophie Arnould – Born in Paris, France. She was a French operatic soprano. She made her stage debut at the Opéra de Paris on December 15, 1957 and sang there for 20 years. She was much in demand in Parisian society. Arnould was lovers with the actress and singer, Françoise Antoinette Saucerotte. Their relationship ended badly, and two male friends represented the women in a duel to the death. I was unable to find out what the result was. In 1927, the French composer, Gabriel Pierné, wrote an opera based on her tumultuous life entitled Sophie Arnould.

(Painting by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, c. 1773)

02-13-1891 – 02-12-1942 Grant DeVolson Wood – Born in Anamosa, Iowa. 

He was an American painter and best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. His painting “American Gothic” is an iconic image of the 20th Century. In the summer of 1928, Wood went to Europe, where he finally came to terms with his homosexuality. In Paris, Wood immersed himself deeply in the gay culture, spending large amounts of time in gay cafés, gay bars, and gay art salons, drinking heavily with gay French men and boys. He also had a number on one-night stands and weekends with men, but formed no close friendships or relationships. When he returned to Iowa, he chose to repress his homosexuality and became closeted.

February 13, 1914

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) was formed in New York City. The Society was founded to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members and collect licensing fees from users of music created by ASCAP members, then distribute them to its members as royalties. Its eventual rival performing rights organization, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), was formed in 1939 as radio was coming to prominence as a source of musical entertainment.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) returns to New York after receiving sex reassignment surgery in Denmark by Dr. Christian Hamburger. Christine was an American trans woman who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment surgery. Jorgensen grew up in the BronxNew York City. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1945, she was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. After her service she attended several schools, worked, and around this time heard about sex reassignment surgery. She traveled to Europe and in CopenhagenDenmark, obtained special permission to undergo a series of operations starting in 1951. Her transition was the subject of a New York Daily News front-page story. She became an instant celebrity, using the platform to advocate for transgender people and became known for her directness and polished wit. She also worked as an actress and nightclub entertainer and recorded several songs.

February 13, 1957

Cuban officials announced a ban on all rock ‘n’ roll programs on television, calling the music “offensive to public morals and good customs.”

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

February 13, 1960

In Nashville, 124 college students, most of them black, staged the first of the Nashville Sit-Ins, part of a non-violent campaign to end racial segregation at the city’s downtown lunch counters. Three months later, six downtown stores began serving black customers at their lunch counters for the first time.

February 13, 1965

LaVern Baker charted with “Fly Me To the Moon,” reaching #31 R&B. It was the last solo hit for Little Miss Sharecropper, as she was known, though she did have one more chart single in a duet with jackie Wilson on “Think Twice” (#37 R&B). In all, she had twenty-one hits starting in 1955 and was considered one of the finest female R&B singers of the ’50s.

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Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 13, 1971

Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection Lp rose to number 5, the album Pearl by the recently departed Janis Joplin moved from 14-9 in its third week and falling to 10 the self-titled Elton John LP.

1972: The film version of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, based on Christopher Isherwood’s writings about his time in pre-WWII Berlin, has its world premiere in New York City. Unlike the stage version, the film version adheres slightly more closely to the source material and portrays Michael York’s character, Brian (based on Isherwood himself), bisexual.

February 13, 1973
David Bowie collapsed on stage during a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

February 13, 1974
David Bowie turned down an offer from the Gay Liberation group to compose ‘the world’s first Gay National Anthem.’

February 13, 1977
US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any

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

1984

Donna Summer’s remake of the Drifters’ 1960 hit “There Goes My Baby” peaked at #21 pop and #20 R&B.

1988
In Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the 15th Winter Olympics opened.

kd lang performed

1989

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, the first single from Whitney Houston’s second studio album “Whitney” becomes Houston’s first single to be certified platinum with shipment of over one million units

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

1990: Thirteen airmen are expelled from the U.S. Air Force after a four-month investigation into homosexual activity at Carswell Air Force base in Texas.

1996 – Rent opens on Broadway. It is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996), loosely based on Giacomo Puccini‘s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City‘s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Larsen  was an American composer and playwright noted for exploring the social issues of multiculturalismaddiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of his use of these themes are found in his works, Rent and tick, tick… BOOM! He received three posthumous Tony Awards and a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Rent. Larson died unexpectedly the morning of Rent‘s first preview performance Off Broadway on January 25, 1996.

1999

Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV.

UK – London’s first Bi-Fest march and festival is held.

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

2005
Readers of UK newspaper The Sun voted George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ as the greatest British pop single of the past 25 years

7th was Queen, ‘We Are The Champions’

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

2011

With appearances by Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, the CBS broadcast of The Grammy Awards played to their largest audience in 10 years. 26.55 million viewers tuned in to see Country trio Lady Antebellum win Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year with “Need You Now”.

2012: 

Washington state becomes the seventh U.S. state to legalize gay marriage.

02-13-2012 

Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington State signed a law allowing same-

sex marriage. Opponents mounted a challenge that required voters to approve the statute at a referendum, which they did on November 6. The law took effect on December 6, 2012 and the first marriages were celebrated on December 9. Within a couple of days, more that 600 same sex marriage licenses were issued in King County alone. In the first 9 months of same-sex marriage legalization in Washington state, 7,071 same-sex couples legally entered into a marriage.

2022

https://www.sasktoday.ca/central/local-news/lindsey-bishop-joins-cross-country-walk-for-mmiwg2s-5056908

Lindsey Bishop joins cross-country walk for MMIWG2S – SaskToday.ca

The task will be emotionally, physically and spiritually hard for Bishopwww.sasktoday.ca

Sister of missing Indigenous woman commits to year-long walk across Canada | paNOW

The sister of missing Megan Gallagher is starting a journey of her own in honour of her sister.Lindsey Bishop …panow.com

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Florida’s LGBTQ advocates are rallying to support young people in light of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ | News | news-daily.com

This weekend, Javi Gomez is traveling nearly 500 miles from his native Miami to Florida’s capital in Tallahassee to plead his case against a piece of legislation LGBTQ advocates arewww.news-daily.com

https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/history/lgbt-history-month-historic-lgbtq-6651747

LGBT History Month: The historic LGBTQ sites near Sussex and the incredible stories behind them – SussexLive

Sussex has some incredibly inspiring LGBTQ historical figureswww.sussexlive.co.uk

representation and voices are hardly uniform

and the love that dare not say it’s name last century owing to illegal

is being silenced this century owing to publicly practiced fetish

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2022/02/13/local-publisher-aims-shine-light-overlooked-lgbt-voices/6726075001/

Local publisher aims to shine a light on overlooked LGBT voices

Rattling Good Yarns Press caters to an otherwise underserved literary community.www.desertsun.com

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-streaming-sites-censor-lgbtq-discussions-friends-2022-2

Chinese Streaming Sites Censor LGBT Discussions in ‘Friends’: Report

China has a history of censoring LGBT content, especially on television shows since it introduced its new guidelines in 2016.www.businessinsider.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link

events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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.

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