BCE to The Suffragettes
February 19, 1807
At Wakefield in the Mississippi Territory (now in the state of Alabama), former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested for treason. The Constitution requires treason either be admitted in open court or proved by an overt act witnessed by two people. Since no witnesses came forward, Burr was acquitted.
February 19, 1878
Thomas Edison patented his latest invention, a “music player,” later called a phonograph.
1917 – American novelist Carson McCullers (February 19, 1917 – September 29, 1967) is born. . She was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet who and wrote some of the best novels in the English language: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member Of The Wedding, and Reflections In A Golden Eye. She married a gay man, Reeves McCullers, and fell in love with a number of women. Her most documented and extended love obsession was with Swiss journalist, photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach (23 May 1908 – 15 November 1942) of whom she once wrote “She had a face that I knew would haunt me for the rest of my life.” McCullers had rheumatic fever at the age of 15 and suffered from strokes that began in her youth. By the age of 31 her left side was entirely paralyzed. She lived the last twenty years of her life in Nyack, New York, where she died on September 29, 1967, at the age of 50, after a brain hemorrhage.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
02-19-1948 – 05-06-2002 Pim Fortuyn – Born in Driehuis, Netherlands. He was a Dutch politician, civil servant, sociologist, author, columnist, and professor who formed his own party, “Pim Fortuyn List” in 2002. Fortuyn
provoked controversy with his stated views about multiculturalism immigration and Islam in the Netherlands. He called Islam “a backward culture” and said that if it were legally possible he would close the borders for Muslim immigrants. He was openly homosexual. Fortuyn was assassinated during the 2002 Dutch national election campaign by Volkert van der Graaf. Graaf killed him as “a favor to the country’s Muslim minority and other vulnerable sections of society.”
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
02-19-1953 Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina.
Born in La Plata, Buenos Aires Provine. On July 21, 2010, she signed bill for gay marriage and adoption rights. She was the 52ndPresident of Argentina and widow of former president Néstor Kirchner. She is the second woman to serve as president and was in office from December 2007 until December 2015.
Etta James charted with “The Wallflower” (sometimes called “Roll With M Henry”), reaching #1 R&B for four weeks. The song was an answer record to Hank Ballard’s “Work With Me, Annie,” while Georgia Gibbs copied James’s version for a pop version called “Dance With Me, Henry.” James would go on to have thirty R&B hits with her last one being a cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company’s (a.k.a. Janis Joplin and band) “Piece of My Heart.”
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
02-19-1961 – 05-02-1998 Justin Fashanu – Born in Hackney Central, London , England. He was an English professional soccer player. He was
known by his early soccer clubs to be gay and came out to the press later in his career, becoming the first and one of only two English professional footballers to be openly gay. After moving to the U.S., in 1988 he was questioned by police when a seventeen-year-old boy accused him of sexual assault. He was charged and an arrest warrant was issued on April 3, 1998, but he had already left his apartment. He fled to London, England where he committed suicide. According to his suicide note, he feared he would not get a fair trial because of his homosexuality. He also stated that the sex was consensual.
February 19, 1963
“The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan was first published.
02-19-1964 Andrew Martin – Born in Newark, New Jersey. He is an
American politician elected to the Nevada Assembly in the 2012 election. A Democrat, he represents the 9th Assembly District. He is openly gay. His partner is Dana Barooshian. They have been together since 1986 and on November 10, 2013 they were married in Washington, DC.
02-19-1968 Dallas Anggusih (born Dallas Anguish Baker) – Born in
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He is an openly gay Australian writer, noted for his poetry, short stories, and travel writing. His works deal with themes of alienation and sexuality. He has also written plays and screenplays some of which have been produced. In the eighties and nineties, he became one of Australia’s most popular spoken word performers. (Photo by Rosz Craig)
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
On CBS-TV’s “All In The Family,” Sammy Davis, Jr. made a memorable guest appearance during which he gave the show’s main character, white bigot Archie Bunker, a surprise kiss.
1974: The Pat Collins Show, a morning program on New York’s WCBS, broadcasts live from the Continental Baths. The station only receives one complaint about the episode.
Natalie Cole reached #1 on the R&B chart with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”.
Barbra Streisand remained in the #1 position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the sixth straight week with “Evergreen” and at 4 on the pop chart
Ola Salo (b. Rolf Ola Anders Svensson) – Born in Avesta,
Sweden. He is a Swedish rock musician known for being the lead vocalist of the Swedish glam rock band The Ark. The band had an international breakthrough in 2000 with the album We Are The Ark, containing the song It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane, for which Salo won a Grammis for Song of the Year. Salo is openly bisexual.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Dolly Parton’s single “9 To 5” was certified Gold. It is the title song of the motion picture in which Parton co-starred with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman.
1983 – Womyn on Wheels Valentines Dance is held at the Unitarian Church in Tucson featuring the band Labrys
02-19-1984 Liz Carmouche – Born in Lafayette, Louisiana. She is an American mixed martial arts fighter and competes for UFC in the women’s
bantamweight division. Although born in Lafayette, Louisiana, she was raised in Okinawa, Japan and is of Lebanese, Irish, and Cajun descent. Prior to becoming a professional MMA fighter, she spent five years in the U.S. Marines as a helicopter electrician during which she did three tours of duty in the Middle East. She is openly lesbian.
A controversial anti-smoking ad aired on television for the first time. It featured actor Yul Brynner in a public service announcement recorded shortly before his October 1985 death from lung cancer.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Grammy Awards were boycotted by Public Enemy the because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony. Also boycotted the event: Sinead O’Connor
1993 – The Crying Game, a film written and directed by Neil Jordan, portrays the relationship between a transsexual woman and an IRA fighter in London. In 1999, the British Film Institute named it the 26th greatest British film of all time.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2002 – Sylvia Rivera (July 2, 1951 – February 19, 2002) dies at age 50. She was an American gay liberation and transgender activist and self-identified drag queen. She was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. With her close friend Marsha P. Johnson, Rivera co-founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries(STAR), a group dedicated to helping homeless young drag queens and trans women of color. As a transgender (MTF) teen, Rivera was among those who resisted police brutality in the Stonewall Rebellion, the days of rioting that launched the modern gay rights movement. Later in her life, she was instrumental in opening shelters for homeless and drug-addicted transgender people and worked to help pass LGBT- inclusive non-discrimination legislation. Rivera died during the dawn hours of February 19, 2002 at New York’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, of complications from liver cancer. Trangender activist Riki Wilchins (born 1952) noted, “In many ways, Sylvia was the Rosa Parks of the modern transgender movement, a term that was not even coined until two decades after Stonewall”.
2007 – This is the first day same sex couples can lawfully register within the state of New Jersey for the recognized legal status of “Civil Union.”
A new breed of rose was named for Olivia Newton-John in Melbourne, Australia by the Landsdale Rose Gardens of Perth.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva ELVIS” production world premiered at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter.
02-19-2013 Germany’s highest court strengthened gay couples’ adoption rights. The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt the partner’s stepchild or adopted child. Until this date, they could only adopt a partner’s biological child.
David Bowie was named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, although he was not there in person to collect his award. Bowie’s prize came at the expense of four much younger hopefuls – Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, John Newman and Mercury Prize winner James Blake.
After a further 15% decline in sales in 2014, Starbucks announced that they would stop selling CDs in their over 21,000 stores by the end of March, 2015.
2018 – The South Carolina legislature introduced a bill entitled the “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act.” Which classifies same-sex marriage as “parody” marriage. “Parody” marriage means any form of marriage that does not involve one man and one woman,” read the bill. “‘Marriage’ means a union of one man and one woman.”
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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.