BCE to The Suffragettes
03-06-1475 – 02-18-1564 Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti – commonly known as Michelangelo. Born in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy. He was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect,
poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted unparalleled influence on Western art. Considered the greatest living artist of his lifetime, he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. Two of his best-known works, the “Pietà” and “David” were sculpted before he turned thirty. Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel starting in 1508 and ending in 1512. He was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was still alive. It’s impossible to know for certain whether he had physical relationships but the nature of his sexuality is made apparent in his poetry. He wrote over three hundred sonnets and madrigals. The longest sequence was written to Tommaso dei Cavalieri, who was 23 years old when Michelangelo met him in 1532, at the age of 57. These make up the first large sequence of poems in any modern tongue addressed by one man to another, predating Shakespeare’s sonnets to young men by fifty years.
Beethoven’s Opus 127: String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major was performed for the first time.
Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” opera debuted in Venice.
March 6, 1857
The Dred Scott decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants, regardless of whether or not they were slaves) were not protected by the Constitution and could never be U.S. citizens. Although the decision has never explicitly been overruled, the Court has stated that at least one part of it was eliminated by the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, which created citizenship at the national rather than the state level.
March 6, 1921
“The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” starring Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, and Pomeroy Cannon, opened in U.S. movie theaters.
1923 – Shortly after The God of Vengeance moves to Broadway, the producer, the theater owner, and 12 cast members are arrested and charged with “presenting an obscene, indecent, immoral and impure theatrical production.” The play had previously been performed successfully and without interference in nine countries in Europe. Although a jury rules against the play two months later, the verdict is later overturned on appea
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
03-06-1947 Rob Reiner – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. He is an American actor,
director, and producer. He is a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights that initiated the defense team against California’s passing of Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. Ted Olson and David Boise were the lawyers that represented the plaintiffs. Reiner is a great straight ally to the LGBT community.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Ivor Novello, singer and composer from Wales, died of of coronary thrombosis in London at age 58. The annual British songwriter award is named after him.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
David Bowie released the single ‘The Prettiest Star’ in the UK as a follow-up single to ‘Space Oddity’. The track featured Marc Bolan on guitar, with whom Bowie would spend the next few years as a rival for the crown of the king of glam rock. Despite receiving good reviews, the single reportedly sold fewer than 800 copies, a major disappointment on the back of the success of ‘Space Oddity’.
The late Janis Joplin was up to #3 with her only big hit, “Me And Bobby McGee”,
03-06-1971 Jorge Cruise – Born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the author of five diet series books that have been on The New
York Times bestseller list: The Belly Fat Cure (2010), Body at Home (2009), The 12-second Sequence (2009), The 3-Hour Diet (2006), and 8 Minutes in the Morning (2002). After being overweight for most of adolescence and young adulthood, he finally focused on his health and lost over 40 pounds. He received his fitness credentials from the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Council on Exercise. He is considered a Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Health Expert, and has received long time support from Ophra Winfrey. Cruise came out as gay in 2010 by saying, “I finally realized that being gay is not something to be hidden or fixed. In my 39 years of life, this single distinction has been the most profound for me, and I am blessed to finally be living life outside the closet.” Cruise and his partner, Sam Ayers, live in San Diego with his two sons.
1972 – The American Bar Association passes a resolution recommending that consensual sex acts between people of the same sex be decriminalized.
03-06-1975 Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a Canadian conductor and pianist. Currently he is the music director of the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal), the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra. From 2008 to 2018, he was also the principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Nézet-Séguin lives in Montreal and Philadelphia with his partner Pierre Tourville, a violist in the Orchestre Métropolitain. He has multiple pets and has made a playlist on Spotify and Apple music for pets to listen to.
march 6, 1977
An Evening With Diana Ross was televised by ABC.
1978, Canada – Ontario Provincial Police officer Paul Head is arrested in Hamilton and charged with gross indecency and contributing to juvenile delinquency, for having sex with his under-age lover. He is forced to resign. The gross indecency charge was later dropped in exchange for a plea of guilty to contributing to juvenile delinquency, for which Head was given a suspended sentence.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Canada – The founding meetings of the Toronto Gay Community Council are held. It was the first city-wide coordinating organization of gay and lesbian groups in Canada. The council remained in operation until Sep 1984.
Canada – A Gay Freedom Rally in Toronto hears speakers including novelist Margaret Atwood and NDP MP Svend Robinson denounce bath raids.
The Go-Go’s had themselves a #1 album as Beauty and the Beat topped all challengers. Escape from Journey was second.
Vermont becomes the first state to hand out condoms to prisoners on request.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
03-06-1990 Patricia Rodríquez – Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. She is a Spanish beauty
queen and actress who became Miss Spain 2013 and represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013. She was a top 15 semifinalist in Miss world in 2008. She came out as gay in 2014 and is the first beauty queen to do so.
George Michael played the first of four sold-out concerts at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
For the 13th week, “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #1 on the album chart.
1994 – Jonathan Schmitz and Scott Amedure tape a Jenny Jones Show about secret crushes. Schmitz expected his admirer to be a woman, not his gay neighbor. When Schmitz found Amedure, a 32-year-old unemployed gay man, telling a television audience about a fantasy that involved Schmitz, he became embarrassed and, his lawyers said, enraged. Three days after the taping, on March 9, 1995, Schmitz received an anonymous, sexually suggestive note on his doorstep and assumed it came from Amedure. Schmitz purchased a 12-gauge shotgun, went to Amedure’s mobile home and fired two shots at close range into Amedure’s chest. A few minutes later, Schmitz dialed 911 from a pay phone at a gas station near his sister’s house. He said, “I just walked in the room and killed him.” Schmitz was later convicted of second-degree murder. Although the conviction was overturned, Schmitz was again found guilty in a second trial and sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison. In a civil suit, a jury found the Jenny Jones Show liable for the murder and awarded the Amedure family $25 million.
March 2, 1995
A landmark Ontario Human Rights decision on March 6, 1995 found that Hamilton Mayor Bob Morrow discriminated against homosexuals by refusing to proclaim Gay Pride Week in Hamilton in 1991. Morrow was ordered to pay $5,000 to the complainant in the case, Joe Oliver. The 26-page decision released on March 2, 1995, said Morrow contravened the Ontario Human Rights Act by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Morrow was ordered to proclaim Gay Pride Week the following year if it was requested, but instead council passed a ban of all proclamations to avoid issuing the Gay Pride edict.
03-06-1996 The Bird Cage – USA release date of the film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman and Nathan Lane. The film is a remake of the classic French farce La Cage aux Folles. Plot: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen lover agree to pretend to be straight so that their son can introduce them to his fiancee’s right-wing parents.
Madonna did a rare live interview at MuchMusic’s Toronto headquarters.
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
Adam Lambert and Queen announced that they were teaming up for a 19-date North American tour. Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up to Kris Allen on the eighth season of American Idol.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina attened teh Vancouver BC show:
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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.