BCE to The Suffragettes
The Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” debuted.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1948 – Jean O’Leary (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005) was an American LGBT rights activist. She was the founder of Lesbian Feminist Liberation, one of the first lesbian activist groups in the women’s movement, and was an early member and co-director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She co-founded National Coming Out Day. Before becoming a lesbian and gay rights activist, she was a Roman Catholic Religious Sister. She would later write about her experience in the 1985 anthology, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence. O’Leary died on Saturday, June 4, 2005, in San Clemente, California of lung cancer, aged 57. She is survived by her partner, Lisa Phelps, their daughter Victoria, their son David de Maria, his life partner James Springer, and David’s and James’ son, Aiden de Maria
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1952 – Svend Robinson (born March 4, 1952) is a Canadian former politician. He was a member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 to 2004, representing thesuburbanVancouver-area constituency of Burnaby for the New Democratic Party. When he chose not to run again in the June 2004 election, he was one of the longest-serving members in the House of Commons, having been elected and re-elected for seven consecutive terms. He is noted as the first member of Parliament in Canadian history to come out as gay while in office. In April 2004, shortly before 2004 election, Robinson admitted to the theft of an expensive ring from a public auction site. He turned himself in to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Robinson was charged and pleaded guilty. The Crown and defense agreed that he was undergoing major personal stress and mental health issues at the time; Robinson was given a discharge, meaning that he would have no criminal record, but he volunteered for some time at the Burnaby Wildlife Centre as part of a public service commitment. He terminated his candidacy and was replaced by his longtime constituency assistant Bill Siksay, who won the election. Robinson was subsequently diagnosed as suffering from cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder, and began to speak as an activist on mental health issues.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz. It was granted on May 4, 1960, ending 19½ years of marriage. They had a daughter, Lucie, and a son, Desi Arnaz, Jr.
1966 – The word “Lesbian” is heard for the first time in the Hollywood movie The Group. The Group is a 1966 ensemble film directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel of the same namebyMary McCarthy about the lives a group of eight female graduates from a Vassar-like college South Tower from 1933 to 1940. The cast of this social satire included Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett,Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight, Jessica Walter, Kathleen Widdoes, and Joanna Pettet. The film also features small roles for Hal Holbrook, Carrie Nye, James Broderick, Larry Hagman and Richard Mulligan. For its time, the film touched on controversial topics, such as free love,contraception,abortion,lesbianism, and mental illness.
03-04-1969 Chaz Bono – Born in Los Angeles, California, the only child
of Sonny & Cher Bono. He is an American advocate, writer, and musician. Bono is a transgender man. In 1995, several years after being outed by the tabloid press, he publicly came out as a lesbian in a cover story in the leading American gay magazine, The Advocate. Between 2008 and 2010, Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition. Bono’s publicist said, “It is Chaz’s hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his coming out did.” A documentary on Bono’s experience, Becoming Chaz, was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and later made its television debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In September 2011, he became a competitor on the 13th season of the US version Dancing with the Stars. This was the first time an openly transgender man starred on a major network television show for something unrelated to being transgender.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Janis Joplin was fined $200 for using obscene language onstage in Tampa, FL.
03-04-1970 Edward Gal – Born in Rheden, Netherlands. He is a Dutch dressage rider. He
and his most recent mount, the stallion Moorlands Totals (nicknamed “Toto”), were triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, becoming the first horse-rider partnership ever to sweep the three available dressage gold medals at a single FEI World Games. Gal is in a long-term relationship with teammate Hans Peter Minderhoud. He has been interviewed in several Dutch media outlets about being gay and his relationship with Minderhoud. Gal is considered the “rock star” of dressage.
1971 – Village Voice columnist Jill Johnston (May 17, 1929 – September 18, 2010) comes out in her article Lois Lane is a Lesbian, sparking a controversy between feminism and lesbianism that results in various Johnston antics including simulating an orgy during a panel discussion moderated by Norman Mailer. Jill was an American feminist author and cultural critic who wroteLesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. She was also a leader of the lesbian separatist movement of the 1970s.
1972 – The California DMV reports that while the majority of the 65,000 vanity license plates have presented no censorship issues for the department, a few plates, including “HOMO”, “GAYLIB”, “EAT ME”, and “LOVE69″ have been banned.
1973 – Two weeks after the National Organization for Women passed a resolution establishing the fight for lesbian rights as a “top priority,” feminist Betty Friedan publicly accuses “man-hating” lesbians of trying to take over the organization.
1975, Canada – Eighteen gay men, the owner and customers of an Ottawa model agency and dating service, are arrested and charged with sexual offences in what became known as “Ottawa sex scandal.” Names are released by police and published by the press. Police allege “homosexual vice ring.”
Disco peaking as heteros copy gay men clubs
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac had just set the Rock Era record of 31 weeks at #1 on the Album chart and the LP that supplanted it, the “Saturday Night Fever” Soundtrack, was generating huge sales and seven weeks at #1.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
After Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” debuts in a Pepsi commercial on US television, Roman Catholic groups around the world protest, calling the video, which contains both religious and sexual imagery, “blasphemy”.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Whitney Houston gave birth to Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
2018 – Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes are nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for producing Strong Island, which Ford also directed. As such, Ford was the first openly transgender man to be nominated for any Academy Award, and the first openly transgender director to be nominated for any Academy Award. Strong Island is about the murder of his brother William Ford, which occurred in 1992. Yance Ford is an African-American transgender producer and director. Ford graduated from Hamilton College in 1994, and beginning in 2002 he worked as a series producer at PBS for ten years.In2011 he was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He also received the 2011–2012 Fledgling Fund Fellowship at MacDowell. In 2017 he was #97 on The Root 100, an “annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. Joslyn Barnes is a film producer and directorand co-founder of Louverture Films with Danny Glover. She is the author or co-author of numerous commissioned screenplays for feature films including the upcoming epic Toussaint.
religion is delusional and is not the solution to sin, the problem it created.
LGBT charity likens ordinary work of churches to the Holocaust – The Christian Institute
A letter outlining the concerns of church leaders to a broad ‘conversion therapy’ ban has been likened to the Holocaust by an LGBT charity.www.christian.org.uk
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes the German Holocause was caused by Christianity with Vatican Sanction. Readers should also apply the Canada Residential Schools.
First books, then people:
LGBT author speaks out against bill dubbed ‘Don’t Say Gay’
The bill prohibits instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in K-3 grades.www.mynews13.com
Texas Republicans Demand School Districts Ban ‘Pornographic’ LGBT Books
The graphic novel “Gender Queer: A Memoir” contains some illustrations depicting oral sex that have proven controversial.www.newsweek.com
LGBT History month: Doon Academy tackle homophobic stigma | Cumnock Chronicle
Doon Academy staff and pupils recently held their first ever ‘football versus homophobia’ day to tackle stigmas in football and in society as a…www.cumnockchronicle.com
Disney World’s Gay Day started a social revolution in the 1990s
LGBT activists hold protest in front of Walt Disney World asking Disney to speak out against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill
As Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill moves forward in the state’s Senate, protests are breaking out everywhere from high schools to the House of…www.orlandoweekly.com
NYC Mayor Adams meets with LGBT leaders over controversial appointments – New York Daily News
“We want an office that has a budget,” said prominent LGBTQ activist Allen Roskoff, who pointed to similar offices that existed under the leadership of Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor Ed Koch. “He needs to have recognizable LGBT people everywhere.”www.nydailynews.com
Kids and staff at Paisley charity go the distance to support LGBT community – Daily Record
Youngsters at Paisley-based youth organisation Kibble danced, cycled and walked 331km to help raise funds and champion diversity within the organisation.www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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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.