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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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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”


“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


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


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.)


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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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride


people link

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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.


june 13 for lgbtq2

June 13, 1958

“High School Confidential,” starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Diane Jergens, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Michael Landon, and featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing the title song, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.


“People” became Barbra Streisand’s first Top 10 of her storied career.

June 13, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded her composition “I Will Always Love You,” inspired by her professional partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, whom she was leaving at the time in order to begin a solo career.


The movie version of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City.

1981It was week #5 at the top for Kim Carnes’ smash “Bette Davis Eyes”.

Whitney Houston started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP Whitney. With this album, Houston set various records on the US charts. Houston became female artist, to debut at No.1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘So Emotional’ and ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, all peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat.


The biggest charity Rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier took place at London’s Wembley Stadium to denounce South African apartheid. Among the performers were Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Whitney Houston and Dire Straits. Half of the more than $3 million US in proceeds from the event went towards anti-apartheid activities in Britain. The rest was donated to children’s charities in southern Africa.


Law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on Ice-T’s “Cop Killer” LP. Following the publicity, sales double on the West Coast and in Texas. In an ironic twist, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow) would land a role on the TV police drama, Law and Order in 1999, portraying Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit.

Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Sister Souljah for making remarks “filled with hatred” towards whites.

Blogger Nina Notes: the oppressed calling out oppressors is not the same as oppressors oppressing.


Sinead O’Connor releases Faith and Courage, her first studio album in six years.


Michael JacksonBarry Manilow, Sting, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.


Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘Tea Time’ Photo With All 4 Children Continues to Draw AttentionLisa Marie Presley might not post photos of her life as frequently as other celebrity users on social media, but one photo shared to her account most recently continues to draw in a barrage of comments from fans.On April 18, Presley took to Instagram to share a rare snapshot of all her four […]

2021 President Harris joins D.C. Pride Wal to name Pulse nightclub a national memorial 5 years after mass shooting | CBC NewsU.S. President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national ‘their worship’, the world’s first non-binary mayor | LGBT rights | The GuardianStudent Owen Hurcum is ‘humbled’ to serve the oldest city in Wales, and aims to put Bangor’s peacocks on the map Pride flags cut down in Waterford for second time | The Irish PostPRIDE FLAGS erected in Waterford to celebrate Pride month, as well as to mark last weekend’s Prid…

the woman is not all those letters:

the four letters do not refer to any induvial, but four identifiable groups.

which is not really the issue, given she is missing and likely going to be murdered

by heterosexual men for LGBT woman linked to Chechen ruler after her abduction by police in raid on refuge | The IndependentKhalimat Taramova’s family is said to be close to Chechnya’s tyrannical

June 7 for lgbtq2

June 7, 1965

The USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Paul Cohen’s disturbing the peace conviction in Los Angeles , by wearing a jacket displaying “Fuck the Draft” in the public corridors of a California courthouse.
establishing the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.


Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which came in #85 in the Top 100 Albums of All-Time in the Rock Era*, had been released this week and debuted at #1, the first album in history to accomplish the feat and one of a select few in the Rock Era.  Elton toppled Earth, Wind & Fire’s album That’s the Way of the World while the Soundtrack to “Tommy” fell to #3.  Jeff Beck was #4 with Blow By Blow and America reached #5 with Hearts“.  The rest of the Top 10:  Alice Cooper with Welcome To My NightmareChicago VIII was at #7, Bad Company fell to #8 with Straight ShooterNuthin’ Fancy from Lynyrd Skynyrd was #9 and Carly Simon had the #10 album with Playing Possum.


“The Rose” spent a fifth week at #1 for Bette Midler on the Adult Contemporary chart.


Elton John’s 29th career hit “Little Jeannie” was #10


Madonna had the new #1 with “Live To Tell” but it would be short-lived as Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald’s “On My Own” was closing fast.  Whitney Houston fell to 3 after three weeks at #1 with “Greatest Love Of All”.

The album Whitney Houston spent its 11th week at #1 and 36th in the Top 10 and 63rd week on the Album chart.


David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.


Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (

The Artist

).  (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince) – the symbol being a combination of the Male/female ones – and also used for transgender.  The name change reflected an ongoing battle with Warner Brothers Records over ownership and direction of his music.


The “Prince: A Celebration” party began at Paisley Park Studios. The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name “Prince” after a 7-year battle with Warner Brothers.


Elton John’s musical Billy Elliot won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.


Grease: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reflect on THAT Finale Reveal | rETroET spoke with the cast of ‘Grease’ about turning the hit Broadway musical into a cinema classic. John Travolta reveals who else was considered to portray Sandy, and why he knew Olivia Newton-John was the only person for the role. ‘Grease Sing-a-Long’ will air June 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Exclusives from #ETonline :

2021 St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Police — The IndependentWhy St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed risks all it has fought for in accusing those who disagree with it of hate speech | Sonia Sodha | The GuardianThe charity has forgotten that true power lies in solidarity and

gender critical feminists are women.. so siding against women is being against women.

Cotton Ceiling is a transwomen admission of hate crime against lesbians’s a alarming link between ‘gender-critical’ feminism and the far-rightThe anti-trans arguments made by ‘gender critical’ feminists risk enforcing heterosexual norms, the Institute of Race Relations has Roxane Gay Books — a model for publishing industry – Chicago TribuneGrove Atlantic’s recent announcement to launch Roxane Gay Books to help foster and promote underrepresented writers is a good first step forward — and is a model that could be replicated by other publishers, writes Biblioracle columnist John Nations League final halted for anti-gay chant by fansThe CONCACAF Nations League final between the United States and Mexico was marred by unruly fan Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis? – The New York TimesIn “Ravenous,” Sam Apple tells the story of a researcher who was able to carry out his groundbreaking work on cancer cells even in the middle of World War is the “don’t act straight when you’re gay!” sound all over TikTok rn?The “don’t look at me like that, don’t act straight when you’re gay” sound is all over TikTok right now, but where is it from originally? Priest’s Rob Halford looks back on coming out as gay on MTVJudas Priest’s Rob Halford has marked Pride month by reflecting on the moment he came out as gay on’s Conservative President Suddenly Supports Gay Marriage. Activists Say It’s ‘Pinkwashing.’The country’s LGBTQ community cautiously welcomed the move from President Sebastian Piñera, but many suspect it is a bid for popularity and question whether he will act on his won’t stop funding anti-gay causes, so Burger King is stepping in to helpBurger King’s Ch’King sandwich will help fund LGBTQ equality to counter Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s support for anti-LGBTQ

denying access to material is censorship.

from the article:

Carmel Farahbakhsh, who goes by the pronouns they/them, said they understand that the libraries do not want to engage in censorship and does agree with that.

“I do not want to tell the person who wrote this book that they cannot publish. But I do want to have a community-centered space…taking a stance to protect marginalized voices and say that they’re not going to carry it,” they said.

LGB Alliance is a British charity that advocates for the rights of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. Its exclusion of transgender and nonbinary communities from its advocacy angers many groups focused on LGBTQ issues, a consortium of which recently challenged the alliance’s charitable status. They accuse LGB Alliance of being transphobic and having links to the U.S. Christian right, VICE reports.

LGB Alliance denies both accusations. They assert that lesbians, gays and bisexuals have “specific concerns” that differ from transgender people, and that it’s “unhelpful” for them to work together. advocates outraged Twitter verified a transphobic group during PrideLGBTQ advocates slam Twitter for verifying the account of LGB Alliance, a British charity they say is

Ally ONJ: Grease is the Word

Now, Newton-John has addressed those views during an appearance on the podcast A Life Of Greatness. “I think it’s kind of silly,” she said on the episode. “I mean, this movie was made in the 1970s about the 1950s.” Newton-John speaks out against those who label ‘Grease’ “sexist”Olivia Newton-John has defended ‘Grease’, saying that viewers who call it “sexist” need not take the 1978 musical film so “seriously”

Blogger Nina saw the movie Grease twice in the movie theatre in 1978.

the first time with a full audience of adults and teen and child admissions

the second in a saturday matinee where my group of four at or under 12

and two teenagers

alone to watch the movie

The Rizzo sex story line was too mature for children in that year.

for most of us, it went over our head

Sandy does leather up for Danny

and unlike other movies of that era and most early ones

and many movies after

in defense of Danny Zuko to Sandy – he Lettermaned Up for her

He hide from his friends that he earned a letterman sweater in track

to earn the good girl by becoming a good boy

and as to the other internet thought that Sandy drowned and it was a death dream zombie movie

Sandy and Danny fly off in the car into the future, instead of a pussy wagon, a monogamy mobile into marriage and adulthood.

While the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds milled about in the carnival end of high school

and the start of their carnal adult life

prepared or not by their parents and their efforts during high school education

okay that is a bit icky Travolta and Ella Recreate Grease for 2021 Super Bowl Ad – E! Online – CAIn the words of Martha Stewart, John Travolta’s “still got it.” See the actor and his daughter Ella bust out their moves and recreate a famous Grease dance

the problem of not experts who have a public platform Newton John WON’T take the coronavirus vaccine as Chloe Lattanzi shares anti-vaxxer rant | Daily Mail OnlineMartha Stewart, Joan Collins and Sir David Attenborough are among the growing list of A-list celebrities to have received the COVID-19

the sullivan shows were released on DVD and there were no Elvis getting a shot broadcast – that was done for the print media Presley Aids Fight Against Polio By Getting Vaccinated At ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ In 1956 [Watch]In late 1956, Elvis Presley used his skyrocketing fame—and a spot on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’—to persuade teenagers to get the polio