LGBTQ2 for February 8

BCE to The Suffragettes

1790 – The State of New Hampshire enacts a statute that changed the language of the law to read that “if any Man shall carnally lie with a Man as Man carnally lieth with a Woman.” Thus it was made clear that only sodomy between two men was a crime.

1798 – The Commonwealth of Kentucky adopts a statute reducing the penalty for same-sex intercourse from the death penalty to 2-5 years in the jail and penitentiary house.

1911 – Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an Americanpoet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Bishop did not see herself as a “lesbian poet” or as a “female poet” in part because she refused to have her work published in all-female poetry anthologies. Other female poets involved with the women’s movement thought she was hostile to the movement. She lived with at least two female lovers in Key West.

February 8, 1915

In Los Angeles, the film “The Clansman,” later changed to “The Birth of a Nation,” directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh and Donald Crisp, had its world premiere at Clune’s Auditorium.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

D.W. Griffith was also bitter it was the performers rather than producers and directors who drew the public to movies – I learned from Lillian Gish’s autobiography.

The Movie was KKK Propaganda and hardly reflected reality.

The movie was remade in 2016: The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) – Wikipedia

1931

James Dean was born.

His last recorded performance during the filming of Giant: famous last words that turned out to be true.

James Dean – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › James_Dean

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social …

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com › lifestyle-news › l…

Jul 9, 2020 — Before he died in 2016, the TV director, known for his directing work on ‘The Twilight Zone’ as well as twice directing Dean, spoke with …

Was actor James Dean bisexual? – Quora

https://www.quora.com › Was-actor-James-Dean-bisexual

Dec 22, 2014 — Question: · James Dean seems to have been bisexual with a preference toward male partners. · The evidence: · James Dean apparently engaged in sexual encounters …

It’s Time We Let James Dean Be the Queer Icon He Is – Esquire

https://www.esquire.com › entertainment › james-dean-…

1933, Japan – “Kanojo no Michi,” a novel by Nobuko Yoshiya (12 January 1896 – 11 July 1973), documents two women in love and was made into a film. Yoshiya was a Japanese novelist active in Taishō and Showa period Japan. She was one of modern Japan’s most commercially successful and prolific writers, specializing in serialized romance novels and adolescent girls’ fiction, as well as a pioneer in Japanese lesbian literature, including the Class S genre. Several of her stories have been made into films. On January 1923, Yoshiya met Monma Chiyo, a mathematics teacher at girls’ school in Tokyo. They remained together  for over 50 years.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1945, France – The administration of General Charles de Gaulle decides to maintain the Vichy government’s decree establishing a discriminatory age of consent for same-sex acts.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

February 8, 1960

The House of Representatives Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight opened hearings on disc jockey “payola.”

1964

The publisher of the song “Louie Louie” offered $1,000 to anyone would could find suggestive lyrics in the song.

Nicole LeFavour (born February 8, 1964) is an American politician and educator from Idaho who served as an Idaho State Senator from 2008 to 2012. LeFavour previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2004 until 2008. LeFavour’s partner of 12 years, Carol Growhoski, was, in the later years of LeFavour’s service in the legislature, invited to participate in the “Legisladies, a social organization of legislative spouses. LeFavour was the first ever openly gay member of the Idaho Legislature; her election campaigns have won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1977 – White House aide Midge Costanza (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010)meets with officers of the National Gay Task Force to discuss what the Carter administration can do to further the cause of gay rights. Margaret “Midge” Costanza was anAmericanpresidentialadvisorsocial and political activist. A lifelong champion of gay and women’s rights, she was known for her wit, outspoken manner and commitment to her convictions. She was nominated and inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011 by Women’s Museum of California, Commission on the Status of Women, University of California, San Diego Women’s Center, and San Diego State UniversityWomen’s Studies.

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

1982

Cher opened on Broadway in “Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.”

Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John hosted a one-hour ABC-TV special, “Let’s Get Physical,” named for her then-current hit controversial single.

LGBTQ@ Blogger Nina Notes: the Special was music videos done for the entire album, rather than Olivia with Guest Stars as previous specials and the tv special was instead of a tour.

1989 – At the University of Arizona, Liz Kennedy (born 1939) and Madeline Davis (born 1940)present on butch-fem Imagery and the lesbian fight for public spaces in the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy was one of the founding feminists of the field of Women’s Studies and is a lesbian historian whose book Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: A History of the Lesbian Community (co-authored with Madeline Davis) documents the lesbian community of Buffalo, New York in the decades before Stonewall. Madeline Davis is a noted gay rightsactivist. In 1970 she was a founding member of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, the first gay rights organization in Western New York. In 1972, Davis taught the first course on lesbianism in the United States. She was also a founding member of HAG Theater, the first all-lesbian theater company in the US.

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

1990 – US Senate passes hate-crimes statistics act, requiring the federal government to compile data on hate crimes against gays and lesbians. It’s the first US law that recognizes gays and lesbians.

1994, France – The European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg, approves a resolution initiated by Claudia Roth (born 15 May 1955), representing Germany’s Green Party, that affirms a broadly defined gay and lesbian rights agenda, including the right to marry.

1999

Universal Music, Warner Music, BMG, Sony Music and EMI officially unveiled Project Madison. The system was developed by International Business Machines Corp. to permit fast, secure distribution of full-length, CD-quality albums on the Internet.

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

February 8, 2000

 It was announced that Stan “the Man” Lee would create a comic book of the Backstreet Boys.

2005

Kylie Minogue was voted the world’s sexiest woman in her 30s by UK magazine Good Housekeeping. Sade was voted No.4 in the over 40s with Madonna coming in at No.7 

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

February 8, 2010

Fredericton’s annual Queer Pride celebrations have always been an exciting time of year for the city’s queer community, but this year the community was particularly proud. In a unanimous vote earlier this year, Fredericton’s City Council allowed the Fredericton Pride 2010 Committee to hold the city’s first Queer Pride Parade on August 8th.

The decision ended years of struggle by the queer community and allies to hold such a parade in the provincial capital because of City Council’s opposition (similar marches have been happening for years in Saint John and Moncton). With over three hundred marchers in attendance, as well as several hundred onlookers lining the parade route, the march was both a celebration of the city’s sexual and political diversity, as well as a way for straight allies to show support and solidarity with queer friends, family, and co-workers.

British Columbia was the host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, for the first time, the Olympic games included the Pride House for LGBT athletes.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Olympics is a primary place of gender scandals from last century, and these games were also where Long Distance Ski Jumpers sued under Canada laws for events to be equal between gender – and lost.

QueerEvents.ca - queer history - 2010 olympic pride house

2013

A report on the the rise of digital music showed that one in five consumers (19.6%) bought all their music as downloads. The report said that 27.7% of UK music fans purchased downloads from stores such as iTunes or Amazon; or streamed songs on services like Spotify or YouTube and that the streaming market was now worth £49m to record labels.

2013

Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy blasted organizers of the Grammy Awards eve party for inviting her to the event. Whitney drowned in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite while she was getting ready for the bash last year and Cissy said it’s “obscene” to think she’ll celebrate the anniversary of her daughter’s passing at the hotel where she died.

2015

At the 57th Grammy Awards, winners included Tony Bennett and

Lady Gaga’s “Cheek To Cheek” for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album,

2022

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/08/gay-kiss-live-tv-evade-singapore-ban-lgbt-content-channel-news-asia-beijing-bar

Gay kiss on live TV evades Singapore’s ban on LGBT content | Singapore | The Guardian

Video clip of two men kissing in Beijing bar during Channel News Asia report hailed as ‘act of revolution’www.theguardian.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/bisexual-speedskater-ireen-wust-first-individual-athlete-win-gold-5-olympic-games/

Bisexual speedskater Ireen Wüst is the first individual athlete to win gold at 5 Olympic Games / LGBTQ Nation

Ireen Wüst is the Winter Olympics’ third winningest athlete and has more medals than any other speedskater…www.lgbtqnation.com

What Does “Going Slow” in a Lesbian Relationship Look Like?

What does going slow mean for lesbians, when the stereotype of a U-Haul is pretty applicable to me most of the time?www.autostraddle.com

https://people.com/parents/heather-dubrow-daughter-kat-comes-out-as-lesbian-exclusive/

Heather Dubrow’s Daughter Kat, 15, Comes Out as Lesbian | PEOPLE.com

“All I cared about was creating an environment where they all felt safe, comfortable, happy,” says Heather Dubrowpeople.com

#FirstBooksThenPeople

https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/education/2022-02-08/pinellas-county-removed-an-lgbtq-memoir-from-two-school-libraries-some-students-want-it-returned

Pinellas County removed an LGBTQ memoir from two school libraries. Some students want it returned | WUSF Public Media

Pinellas County Schools removed “Gender Queer: A Memoir” from general circulation at two of its schools, saying the graphic novel was not age appropriate for all high school students.wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/slate-lgbtq-stars-films-nominated-years-oscars/

A slate of LGBTQ stars & films were nominated for this year’s Oscars / LGBTQ Nation

Kristen Stewart, Ariana Debose, and several films on LGBTQ themes got Oscar nods…www.lgbtqnation.com

like policies of companies matter. they are not legislation/law

and like anything cannot not be gotten around or hacked online

by children who are more techie than adults especially

but mostly by the crime and predators who lure those without social sophistication and media literacy.

TikTok updates its policies with focus on minor and LGBTQ safety, age appropriate content and more – TechCrunch

Months after TikTok was hauled into its first-ever major congressional hearing over platform safety, the company is today announcing a series of policy updates and plans for new features and technologies aimed at making the video-based social network a safer and more secure environment, particularl…techcrunch.com

Heterosexuals have to stop being bothered others exist.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/florida-gov-ron-desantis-signals-support-dont-say-gay-bill-rcna15326

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signals support for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced his support for a Florida bill that would would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in school.
http://www.nbcnews.com

The Census relates to the government budget. Being counted is as critical as voting.

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2022/02/08/lgbtq-people-omitted-from-south-africa-census/

LGBTQ people omitted from South Africa Census

Advocacy groups have urged the government to change coursewww.washingtonblade.com

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/government-of-canada-expands-volunteer-service-opportunities-for-young-canadians-895965943.html

Government of Canada Expands Volunteer Service Opportunities for Young Canadians

/CNW/ – Employment and Social Development Canada Young people were among the hardest hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the Government of Canada is…www.newswire.ca

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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 September 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1901 – Upon death, Charles Hall reveals to have been female. He was married to Guisseppa Boriani. Hall’s gender identity makes headlines nationwide.

1924 – Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) is born. He was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood(1966), which he labeled a “nonfiction novel”. At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced of Capote novels, stories, and plays. Capote was openly homosexual. One of his first serious lovers was Smith College literature professor Newton Arvin. Although Capote seemed never really to embrace the gay rights movement, his own openness about homosexuality and his encouragement for openness in others makes him an important player in the realm of gay rights nonetheless. Capote died in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on August 25, 1984, age 59. According to the coroner’s report, the cause of death was “liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.”[59]He died at the home of his old friend Joanne Carson, ex-wife of late-night TV host Johnny Carson, on whose program Capote had been a frequent guest. Gore Vidal responded to news of Capote’s death by calling it “a wise career move.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935 – Johnny Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is born. A beloved velvet-voiced jazz and pop singer, Johnny would come out to his public in an interview for Us magazine in June 1982.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 30, 1955

Actor James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant) died of injuries from a car crash at the age of 24, shortly after doing a PSA for safe driving.

September 30, 1956

Elvis, Gene Smith and Nick Adams (Rebel without a cause) flew back to Los Angeles, where Elvis and Gene checked into the Beverly Wiltshire Hotel.

1959, Paraguay – The first public action for gay human rights takes place after the Paraguayan government arrests hundreds of gay men without warrant and tortures them for being gay.

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

September 30, 1963

Sid Bernstein contacted Beatles manager Brian Epstein to inquire about arranging a U.S. tour for the group, which eventually led to Bernstein promoting the famous Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1965

 Shindig! a US music tv program features Donovan  along with The HolliesThe Turtles, Leslie Gore and The Dave Clark Five.

Blogger Nina Notes, Gore would reveal she was a lesbian in the 1990s

September 30, 1967

The UK’s first National pop radio station, BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the Government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn, from Radio Caroline, was the first presenter on air, with The Move’s Flowers In The Rain the first record to be played

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

On the USAS LP charts , Elton John edged up to 8 with Honky Chateau

1978

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had their second UK No.1 from the film ‘Grease’ with ‘Summer Nights.’ Seven weeks at No.1 it became the second best selling single of 1978, beaten by ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

In the USA  Olivia Newton-John remained in the third position with “Hopelessly Devoted To You” while at 6 “Summer Nights” by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

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

1983 – New York State sues a West 12th Street co-op for trying to evict Dr. Joseph Sonnabend for treating AIDS patients. He later receives $10,000 and a new lease.

1985: A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a 2—1 opinion written by Anthony Kennedy, affirms in the case of Adams v. Howerton that the Immigration and Naturalization Service did not abuse its authority when it refused to recognize the marriage of Australian Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams, under a license issued by Boulder County, Colorado in 1975, for purposes of Sullivan’s immigration. The couple leave the United States but eventually return, with Sullivan living as an illegal alien.

1986: Early results show that the drug AZT can slow down progress of HIV.  Jubilation breaks out—prematurely. “After six years of having nothing to do for people but hold their hands and watch them die, I got my patients on it ASAP,” recalls Dr. Howard Grossman. “We didn’t know that AZT on its own is only good for six months before resistance sets in.”

Blogger Nina Notes: AZT was created for terminal cancer patients and deemed too toxic for use.

1987

“Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black And White Night,” featuring Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, Glen D. Hardin and Jerry Scheff, was filmed at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.

1989

Cher topped the Adult Contemporary chart with “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

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

1991

 Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2000, Australia – Swedish athlete Kajsa Bergqvist (born 12 October 1976) wins the Olympic Bronze Medal for high jumping. She comes out as lesbian in 2011.

2003

An auction of the contents of Sir Elton John’s London home raised more than £1.4 million. An oil painting, entitled Madison Square Park, sold for £67,200, and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted by James Northcote in 1817, fetched £55,200. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.

2004: The proposed Federal Marriage Amendment fails to pass the United States House of Representatives, with a vote of 227–186 on House Joint Resolution 106.

2008: Ecuador legalizes same-sex civil unions with the passage of its new constitution.

2021

Canada – First Truth and Reconciliation Day for Indigenous Awareness, including Two Spirited

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/30/swiss-vote-highlights-europe-s-east-west-divide-on-gay-marriageSwiss vote highlights Europe’s east-west divide on gay marriage | EuronewsSame-sex marriage is now legal in all of Western Europe, except Italy, but faces fierce opposition across most of Eastern Europe.www.euronews.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/gay-iran-rape-survivor/Gay Iranian man raped by barista unable to report brutal attack due to cruel lawsA gay Iranian rape survivor has explained why regressive laws – and the threat of being outed – stopped him from reporting his attacker.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.yesweekly.com/news/out-for-the-evening-historical-exhibit-offers-a-taste-of-gay-nightlife-in-greensboro/article_a7d53548-215a-11ec-acab-a758316ae878.htmlOut for the Evening: Historical exhibit offers “a taste of gay nightlife in Greensboro”“Bars and nightclubs have been really important to the LGBTQ community over the years,” said David Gwynn. “Historically, their function has been somewhat akin to that of church in thewww.yesweekly.com

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1113639/gay-games-hong-kong-2022-postponement“Overwhelmingly positive response” to Hong Kong 2022 Gay Games postponementOrganisers of the Gay Games Hong Kong have explained that restrictions on travel and training were contributing factors to the postponement of the 11th Gay Games by a year to November 2023, and said the decision has received an “overwhelming positive response.”www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3150792/international-backers-gay-games-confident-hong-kong-eventGlobal arm of Gay Games confident event will go ahead in Hong Kong in 2023The Games were originally slated for November 2022 but were postponed due to concerns over Covid-19 travel restrictions.www.scmp.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/benedetta-lesbian-nun-film-true-story-catholic-protest/‘Blasphemous lesbian movie’ protested by Catholics is actually a passionate true storyCatholic protesters descended on the premiere of the “blasphemous” lesbian nun film Benedetta, presumably unaware it’s based on a true story.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://qvoicenews.com/2021/09/30/the-dinah-celebrates-30-years-as-largest-lesbian-circuit-party/The Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit partyThe Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit party. It takes place in Palm Springs from September 29 to October 3.qvoicenews.com

https://stevivor.com/features/in-depth/steph-gingrich-lesbian-video-games-players-need-katy-bentz/Steph Gingrich is the lesbian all games (and players) need | Stevivor“Of the few queer characters that we do get to see in media — and particularly in games — it’s not often that they are doing well and that they’re getting what they want or figuring themselves out.”stevivor.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/9/29/22699590/joanna-lohman-wedding-lgbtq-melodie-george-washington-spirit-lesbian-marriageSoccer star & lesbian activist Joanna Lohman gets married – OutsportsThe Rainbow Warrior and Washington Spirit legend married Melodie George this past weekend.www.outsports.com

the oppression by heteros continues

and is assisted by Trans undermining within

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/30/russia-proposes-extremist-label-for-lgbt-feminist-child-free-movements-a75177Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements – The Moscow TimesRussia has launched a widespread crackdown on liberal and progressive movements in a bid to protect what it calls traditional family values.www.themoscowtimes.com

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LGBTQ2 for September 17


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1480, Spain – The Spanish Inquisition is established as a court for the detection of heretics, although its true purpose remains somewhat obscure, but 1000-1600 people were charged with the crime of sodomy. During the 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition, the total number of “heretics” burned at the stake totaled nearly 32,000

1778 – Friedrich von Steuben (September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794) arrives in Valley Forge to offer his expertise to the Continental Army. Von Steuben had been forced out of the Prussian military due to homosexual scandals. He is considered the father of the United States military. He was a gay man who wrote the “Revolutionary War Drill Manual” and introduced drills, tactics and discipline to the rag-tag militia, which resulted in victory over the British. He has a statue at Valley Forge and another in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. Towns, buildings and a college football field have been named after him; there is even an annual Steuben Day Parade held in his honor every September in cities such as New York and Chicago (in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris lip syncs Wayne Newton’s “Danke Schoen” during Chicago’s Steuben Day Parade). No foreigner besides Marquis de Lafayette has been so adored in America as von Steuben. The one fact that seems to be left out is that von Steuben was known to “have affections to members of his own sex” and was even identified as a “sodomite,” which is rumored to be the reason he left Prussia for France where he ultimately met Ben Franklin. Upon arriving at Valley Forge, von Steuben was immediately accepted by Washington, who recognized his military genius. Steuben single-handedly turned a militia, consisting mostly of farmers, into a well-trained, disciplined and professional army that was able to stand musket-to-musket combat with the British. Washington and the Continental Army officially adopted von Steuben’s methods and renamed them Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United State, known in military circles today simply as “The Blue Book.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1931

The first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York by RCA-Victor. The venture was doomed to fail however due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 ($1,534.49 in 2017 dollars) and wasn’t revived until 1948.

1948 – Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) dies. She was an American anthropologist and folklorist. Benedict held the post of President of the American Anthropological Association and was also a prominent member of the American Folklore Society. Benedict taught her first anthropology course at Barnard college in 1922 and among the students there was Margaret Mead. Benedict was a significant influence on Mead. She was a sometimes lover and lifelong friend of fellow anthropologist Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978). Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict are considered to be the two most influential and famous anthropologists of their time. One of the reasons Mead and Benedict got along well was because they both shared a passion for their work and they each felt a sense of pride at being a successful working woman during a time when this was uncommon. They were known to critique each other’s work frequently; they created a companionship that began through their work, but which also during the early period was of an erotic character. Both Benedict and Mead wanted to dislodge stereotypes about women during their time period and show that working women can be successful even though working society was seen as a man’s world. In her memoir about her parents, With a Daughter’s Eye, Margaret Mead’s daughter implies that the relationship between Benedict and Mead was partly sexual. In 1946, Benedict received the Achievement Award from the American Association of University Women. After Benedict died of a heart attack in 1948, Mead kept the legacy of Benedict’s work going by supervising projects that Benedict would have looked after, and editing and publishing notes from studies that Benedict had collected throughout her life

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955

Actor James Dean made a public information film for TV, urging teenagers to drive safely.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972 – M*A*S*H premieres on CBS introducing the world to Cpl. Max Klinger, televisions first on-going heterosexual cross-dressing character.

1976, Canada – Toronto gay activist Brian Mossop is expelled from the Communist Party of Canada for being openly gay and advocating homosexuality.

1978

The video for Queen’s single ‘Bicycle Race’ was filmed at Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, UK. It featured 65 naked female professional models racing around the stadium’s track on bicycles, which had been hired for the day. The rental company was reported to have requested payment for all the saddles when they found out how their bikes had been used.

1979 – California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Stephen M. Lachs (born September 1939) to the Los Angeles Superior Court making him the nation’s first openly gay judge. He retired from the L.A. County Superior Court in 1999.

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

1980

Bette Midler’s concert film “Divine Madness” premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

1983

the former #1 at 5 on the USA Charts: the Eurythmics and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), with at 7  Taco with “Puttin’ On The Ritz”

The Soundtrack to “Flashdance” was third, the movie starred Jennifer Beals before she was on the L Word

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

1994

John Mellencamp and Me’Shell Ndegeocello dropped with the remake of the Van Morrison song “Wild Night” was 5 on the USA song charts

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

2001 – Paul Holm, the partner of Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham (May 22, 1970 – September 11, 2001), is presented with the folded American flag.

2002

Bono of U2 met with U.S. President George W. Bush to discuss giving more money towards AIDS initiatives.  Afterwards, Bono said “I’m not peddling a cause.  Seven thousand people dying per day is not a cause.  It’s an emergency.”  Bush did not increase funding.

2007

Barry Manilow cancelled his plans to appear on the TV talk show The View because he did not want to be interviewed by its conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, an abortion opponent and supporter of the Iraq war. Manilow had requested to speak only with co-hosts Joy Behar, Barbara Walters or Whoopi Goldberg, but the show’s producers refused to comply with what they called Manilow’s “completely disrespectful” demands to not speak to the host who was anti-gay.

2021

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/michael-bisping-shares-his-thoughts-on-transgender-fight-alana-mclaughlin-its-unfair-to-womens-mma/Michael Bisping shares his thoughts on transgender fight Alana McLaughlin: “It’s unfair to women’s MMA”UFC analyst Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on transgender fight Alana McLaughlin, suggesting that “it’s unfair to women’s MMA.”www.bjpenn.com

with reason for concern – for women

https://www.marca.com/en/ufc/2021/09/16/614389abe2704e2a218b4568.htmlMMA: Worldwide controversy after transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin’s big win | MarcaThe debate surrounding transgender athletes reared its head again after Alana McLaughlin's impressive win on her MMA debut.

meanwhile – those not wanting to be involved in violence

no one deserves to be assaulted – and hetero males are the crime leaders on assaults, rapes and murders

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/9/16/13-celebrities-who-came-out-bisexual-202113 Celebrities Who Came Out As Bisexual in 2021Bi visibility is increasing in Hollywood — and beyond!www.out.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/sophie-santos-memoir-takes-us-on-her-queer-path-to-the-lesbian-agenda/Sophie Santos’ Memoir Takes Us On Her Queer Path To The Lesbian AgendaNo one’s life is split into two simple chapters. Santos lets all her former eras live right next to each other in the mirror.www.autostraddle.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/16/nigeria-lesbian-amara-adeyinka-wedding/Brave Nigerian lesbian couple ‘publicly wed’ and declare their love in defiance of archaic lawsA lesbian couple has bravely tied the knot with a heartwarming post on social media despite Nigeria’s fervent anti-LGBT+ laws.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/cuba-publishes-draft-family-code-that-opens-door-gay-marriage-2021-09-15/Cuba publishes draft family code that opens door to gay marriage | ReutersCuba published a long-awaited draft of a new family code on Wednesday that would open the door to gay marriage if approved, in a move that LGBT rights activists applauded cautiously as they remained wary of whether it would actually be implemented.www.reuters.com

https://www.outsports.com/out-gay-athletes/2021/9/16/22677821/chinese-volleyball-player-sun-wenjing-gay-coming-outChinese volleyball player comes out as gay, rarity for Chinese athletes – OutsportsOut athletes are very rare in China. ‘She’s my everything,’ the volleyball player wrote in a post on a popular website.www.outsports.com

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