LGBTQ2 for March 24

BCE to The Suffragettes

1877

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

1960

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 BergenJoan Hackett,Elizabeth HartmanShirley KnightJessica WalterKathleen Widdoes, and Joanna Pettet. The film also features small roles for Hal HolbrookCarrie NyeJames BroderickLarry 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

1970

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.”

1978

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

1989

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

1993 –

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 conflictTrans/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.

2022

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:

https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2022/03/03/local-lgbt-author-speaks-out-against–don-t-say-gay–bill

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

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https://www.newsweek.com/texas-republicans-demand-school-districts-ban-pornographic-lgbt-books-1684807

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

https://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/19967366.lgbt-history-month-doon-academy-tackle-homophobic-stigma/

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

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/lgbt-activists-hold-protest-in-front-of-walt-disney-world-asking-disney-to-speak-out-against-floridas-dont-say-gay-bill/Content?oid=31118409

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

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-nyc-mayor-eric-adams-meets-with-lgbtq-leaders-city-hall-appointments-20220303-c4x2dd2kzjg3nnvtp7acvpopnm-story.html

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

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/renfrewshire/kids-staff-paisley-charity-go-26383908

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

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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 August 26

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1904, UK – English-American novelist Christopher Isherwood (August 26, 1904 –  January 4, 1986) is born in Wyberslegh Hall, United Kingdom. His best-known works include The Berlin Stories (1935-39), two semi-autobiographical novellas inspired by Isherwood’s time in Weimar Republic Germany. These enhanced his postwar reputation when they were adapted first into the play I Am a Camera (1951), then the 1955 film of the same name, I Am a Camera (film); In 1966 I Am a Camera became the bravura stage musical Cabaret (musical) which was acclaimed on Broadway, its unsparing stance being substantially sweetened for the film Cabaret (1972). His novel A Single Man was published in 1964. He began living with the photographer William “Bill” Caskey. In 1947, the two traveled to South America. Isherwood wrote the prose and Caskey took the photographs for a 1949 book about their journey entitled The Condor and the Cows. On Valentine’s Day 1953, at the age of 48, he met teenaged Don Bachardy among a group of friends on the beach at Santa Monica. Bachardy was 18. Despite the age difference, this meeting began a partnership that, though interrupted by affairs and separations, continued until the end of Isherwood’s life. Bachardy became a successful artist with an independent reputation, and his portraits of the dying Isherwood became well known after Isherwood’s death.

1929 – Chuck Renslow (August 26, 1929 – June 29, 2017) was an openly gay American businessperson, known for pioneering homoerotic photography in the mid-20th-century, and establishing many landmarks of late-20th-century gay male culture, especially in the Chicago area. His accomplishments included the founding of the Gold Coast bar, Man’s Country Baths, the International Mr. Leather competition, Chicago’s August White Party, and the magazines TriumphRawhide, and Mars. He was the partner and lover of erotica artist Dom Orejudos (July 1, 1933 – September 24, 1991), better known by his pen names Etienne and Stephen.

1923 – Birth date of American photographer Mel Roberts in Toledo, Ohio. Roberts specialized in capturing the ideal California male in a series of images taken during the 1960s and 1970s. Like other photographers from his era, Roberts often used friends and former lovers as his models. Much of his work was published in “The Wild Ones: California Boys: The Erotic Photography of Mel Roberts.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Birth date of actor Michael Jeter  (August 26, 1952 – March 30, 2003). He was an American actor of filmstage, and television. His television roles include Herman Stiles on Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and Mr. Noodle’s brother, Mr. Noodle on Elmo’s World (Sesame Street) from 2000 until 2003. Jeter’s film roles include ZeligThe Fisher KingWaterworldAir BudPatch AdamsThe Green MileJurassic Park IIISister Act 2, and The Polar Express. On March 30, 2003, Jeter was openly gay and met his partner, Sean Blue, in 1995; they were together from 1995 until Jeter’s death in 2003. Jeter was found dead in his Hollywood home at age 50. Although he was HIV positive, he had been in good health for many years. His partner, Sean Blue, stated publicly that Jeter died after suffering an epileptic seizure

1954 – William Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and artist. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. On this day he wrote to poet Allen Ginsberg that he had fallen in love with his boyfriend, Kiki. Their relationship would last three years until a jealous former lover murdered Kiki. Burroughs found success with his confessional first novel, Junkie (1953), but he is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch (1959), a highly controversial work that was the subject of a court case after it was challenged as being in violation of the U.S. sodomy laws. Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico CityLondonParis and Tangier in Morocco, as well as from his travels in the South American Amazon. Burroughs accidentally killed his second wife, Joan Vollmer, in 1951 in Mexico City with a pistol during a drunken “William Tell” game; he was consequently convicted of manslaughter

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

August 26, 1965

Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

1969, Canada – In Ottawa, amendments to the Canadian Criminal Code come into effect, legalizing sexual acts between two consenting adults in private who are 21 years of age or older. Neither sexual acts nor homosexuality per se were “legalized,” rather, “gross indecency” and “buggery” were decriminalized in certain circumstances.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 26, 1970

Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.

The new feminist movement in America, led by Betty Friedan, staged a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality.

1973 –

The date was declared Women’s Equality Day by U.S. Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, which gave the vote to American women on a basis equal to men.

The Lesbian Feminist Liberation demonstration at the American Museum of Natural History takes place. It is to demand the inclusion of matriarchies and women’s culture. Lesbian Feminist Liberation was a lesbian rights advocacy organization in New York City formed in 1972. Lesbian Feminist Liberation was originally the Lesbian Liberation Committee and a part of the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA). In 1972, when the members felt the GAA was not giving enough focus to lesbian and feminist issues, they left GAA and formed the Lesbian Feminist Liberation. The departure was coordinated by Jean O’Leary (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005). The formation of Lesbian Feminist Liberation left the Radical Lesbians group with few members. The Lesbian Liberation Committee, and initially the Lesbian Feminist Liberation as well, met at an old firehouse at 99 Wooster Street in SoHo, the location was known as “The Firehouse.” In 1974, the organization worked with New York Radical Feminists to increase the visibility of women at the New York City LGBT Pride March.

1976 -Transgender tennis player Renee Richards (born August 19, 1934), who had undergone sex reassignment surgery in 1975, is barred from the U.S. Open to play as a woman. Her first professional tennis match as a woman was a year later after a decision from the New York Supreme Court. After four years of playing tennis, she decided to return to her medical practice, which she moved to Park Avenue in New York. She then became the surgeon director of ophthalmology and head of the eye-muscle clinic at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. In addition she served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She now lives in a small town north of New York City with her platonic companion Arleen Larzelere.

1979

on the USA song charts,  Barbra Streisand had song #3–“The Main Event/Fight” at 7  Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” and at 10, Elton John landed his 16th Top 10 hit with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

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

1981 – California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Mary C. Morgan to the San Francisco Municipal Court. She was the first openly lesbian judge in the US. She retired in 2011. At the time of her appointment to the San Francisco County Superior Court, Morgan’s partner was Roberta Achtenberg, who served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton AdministrationSenator Jesse Helms, who had referred to Achtenberg as “that damn lesbian”, had held up Achtenberg’s nomination and was particularly outraged at discovering that Achtenberg and Morgan had kissed during a gay pride parade

1983

The movie “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” starring David Bowie and Tom Conti, had its North American premiere.

The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. were at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1985 – Ryan White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990), an Indiana boy with hemophilia and AIDS, is barred from attending public school. When a court decision allowed him to return, he was forced to use a separate restroom and eat with disposable utensils. His family was forced to move because of threats and violent acts directed toward them.

1986 – Jerry Smith, born Gerald Sanford Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986), former Washington Redskins tight end, is the first professional athlete to voluntarily acknowledge that he has AIDS. However, he never acknowledged his homosexuality though his teammates were aware and supported him. The Redskins logo, along with Jerry Smith’s uniform number 87, is part of the AIDS quilt. He was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League‘s Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the NFL record for most career touchdowns by a tight end. A 2014 documentary from the NFL Network’s A Football Life series profiles his career, as well as his “double life as a closeted gay man and a star athlete”

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

1993 – U.S. Secretary Defense Les Aspin releases a study saying the ban on lesbians and gays in the armed forces should be lifted. The study was conducted by the Rand Corp. and cost $1.3 million. It concluded that the ban could be dropped without damaging order and discipline. Several previous Pentagon studies had reached similar conclusions.

1993 – Federal district court judge Aldon Anderson of Utah announces that he would strike down a state law that prohibited people with AIDS from marrying.

1995 – Spokespersons for homophobic Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole announce that his campaign was returning a $1,000 donation from the Log Cabin Federation, saying the gay and lesbian Republican organization has “a specific political agenda that’s fundamentally at odds” with the senator’s.

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

2001

Madonna was filmed in concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. The video was released as “Madonna – Drowned World Tour 2001.”

2005

Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop world

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/chechnya-lgbt-man-abducted/31429280.htmlRussian LGBT Group Says Man Was Abducted, Taken To Chechnya, And Pressed For Info On Gays In RegionThe Russian LGBT Network says Daghestan native Ibragim Selimkhanov was abducted earlier this year in Moscow and forcibly brought to the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, where authorities pressed him for information on gay people in the region.www.rferl.org

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9928267/Kamala-Harris-holds-Vietnamese-round-table-disabled-LGBT-rights.htmlKamala Harris holds Vietnamese round-table on disabled and LGBT rights | Daily Mail OnlineVice President Kamala Harris held a roundtable discussion on LGBTQ and disabled rights with Vietnamese social advocacy organizations in Hanoi on Thursday.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/afghanistan-government-evacuate-lgbt-people-threat-taliban-1166311Afghanistan: Government urged to evacuate LGBT people under threat from the TalibanThe CEOs of Stonewall and Rainbow Migration are callng for an ‘urgent meeting’ with the Foreign Secretary to share information about the plight of LGBT Afghans and make a plan to get them outinews.co.uk

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