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LGBTQ2 for January 29

BCE to The Suffragettes

1749, Denmark – Christian VII (29 January 1749 – 13 March 1808)isborn in Copenhagen. He was rejected by his father as being effeminate. When he became king at 16, the nobles plied him with sex mates to curry favor. He married to produce an heir, but his queen became the mistress of the court doctor who then took control of the government and assigned Christian a lover. The lover locked him in a room, Christian was freed by the nobles, the queen was divorced, and the doctor and the lover were drawn and quartered. 

1858 – Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson (January 29, 1858 – July 23, 1942) is born. He was an American author who used the pseudonym of Xavier Mayne. In 1908, he published the first American defense of homosexuality entitled The Intersexes: A History of Similisexualism as a Problem in Social Life.

01-29-1927 – 04-06-2013   Don Shirley – Born in Pensacola, Florida. He was 

an American classical and jazz pianist, as well as a composer. Shirley recorded many albums for Cadence Record Company during the 1950s and 1960s, experimenting with jazz with a classical influence. His compositions included organ symphonies, piano and cello concertos, a one act opera, and string quartets. During the 1960s, Shirley went on tour, some venues were in Southern states. He hired New York-nightclub bouncer Tony “Lip” Vallelonga as his driver and bodyguard. Their story has been made into the 2018 film Green Book. The screenplay was written by Tony Vallelonga’s son, 

Nick, Peter Farrelly, and Brian Currie. Nick used letters written by his father and Shirley that were sent to “Lips” wife, Dolores. The scene in the film depicting Shirley being handcuffed to a YMCA shower by a cop that discovered him having sex with another man is factual. In the 1980s, Nick told Shirley and his father that he wanted to make a movie about their experiences together. Shirley told him to do it but to wait until after he was no longer around. “You should put in everything your father told you, and everything I told you,” Nick recalls Shirley telling him. “You tell exactly the truth, but you’re going to wait until I pass.” Nick believes that Shirley wanted him to wait because Shirley worried that telling the true story would out his sexuality. Shirley passed away from heart disease in April 2013, less that five months after “Lip” died.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-29-1949   Doris Davenport – Born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in Cornelia, Georgia. She is a writer, 

educator, and literary and performance poet. Davenport identifies as African American, Appalachian, Feminist, and LGBTQ, which all heavily influence her writings. Her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Literature was earned from the University of Southern California. As a self-identified lesbian, Davenport incorporates anecdotes from her life that revolve around her relationships with women. She has published eight books of poetry and gives performances at colleges. Davenport lives in Cleveland, Georgia.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-29-1954 Oprah Winfrey – Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is an American media mogul, talk 

show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 t0 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. She has long been an advocate for LGBT rights. When Ellen DeGeneres came out in 1997 on her TV show, Oprah played her therapist. After the episode aired, Oprah received a lot of hate mail, as did Ellen. Neither woman gave in and the rest is “herstory.”

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

01-29-1960 – 01-29-1986 Gia Marie Carangi – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Considered by some to be the first supermodel, she was featured on the cover of 

fashion magazines, including four international editions of Vogue and multiple issues of Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982. Her first major shoot, published in October 1978, was with top fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim, who had her pose nude behind a chain-link fence with makeup artist Sandy Linter. Gia became infatuated with Linter and pursued her, though the relationship never went anywhere. Gia also appeared in advertising campaigns for Armani, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. She became addicted to 

heroin and later contracted HIV and died of AIDS-related complications. One of Carangi’s friends later spoke of her “tomboy persona” describing her relaxed openness about her sexuality as reminiscent of the character Cay in the 1985 film Desert Hearts. In 1998, Gia, a biographical television film starring Angelina Jolie, debuted on HBO. Jolie won a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award for her performance. Thing of Beauty – The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia by Stephen Fried is well worth reading

01-29-1960   Greg Louganis – Born in El Cajon, California and is of Samoan and Swedish descent. At eight months old, he was placed for adoption. He was raised by his adoptive parents, Frances and Peter Louganis, in Southern California. He is an American Olympic diver, LGBT activist, and author. During the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, he won gold medals on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male 

and second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. He has been called both “the greatest American diver” and “probably the greatest diver in history.” From 1983 to 1989, Louganis was in a romantic relationship with his manager, R. James “Jim” Babbitt. Louganis said the relationship was abusive, saying at one point in 1983, Babbitt raped him at knifepoint. Babbitt also infected him with HIV. In 1995, in an interview with Barbara Walters, Louganis spoke publicly for the first time about being gay and HIV-positive. In June 2013, Louganis announced his engagement to paralegal Johnny Chaillot in People magazine. They married on October 12,2013. Louganis is a gay rights activist, as well as an HIV awareness advocate and has worked with the Human Rights Campaign to defend the civil liberties of the LGBT community and people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. His autobiography, Breaking the Surface, spent five weeks at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. 

01-29-1965   Jessica Lynn – Born in California, city unknown. She is an advocate for the transgender community. She has traveled over a million miles, to 28 different nations bringing her message of hope, understanding, and respect. Lynn has spoken to almost every University in England and the United States. Lynn’s presentation is an upbeat hour and a half of honest, emotional, and revealing history of her journey as a parent who turned to activism when her children were taken from her because she transitioned. A Texas Court removed her name from her son’s birth certificate because she is transgender. Sometimes funny, sometimes factual, and always sincere, she answers all questions with honesty and candor. She is a Global Ambassador for the Kinsey Institute at the University of Indiana, a Stonewall School Role Model, a speaker for the National Health Service in England, and a collaborator with colleagues from the University of Oxford on a project to help further the understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Jessica Lynn holds dual citizenship in the UK and the USA.

Contribution to by Malinda Lodge

Malinda transitioned six years and half years ago after she retired. Her background includes private industry, Paramedic, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Educator.  She is now focused on travel, photography, and writing. When she is home, she lives on the Central Coast of California.

in Pop Culture morality:

January 29, 1965

The British press is informed that P.J. Proby has been fired from a tour of England for splitting his pants onstage. Mary Whitehouse, a self-appointed guardian of British morals, spread the word that Proby’s actions were “indecent, vulgar, poisoning the minds of our teenagers.” In fact, Proby’s pants had split at the knee, and he later claimed the whole incident was an excuse to fire him and make way for Tom Jones, whose manager, Gordon Mills, had paid promoters to get rid of him.


January 29, 1967

In San Francisco, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Moby Grape, Timothy Leary and poet Allen Ginsburg participated in the Mantra-Rock Dance concert, later called “the ultimate high,” at the Avalon Ballroom.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

01-29-1971 Clare Balding OBE – Born in Kingsclere, United Kingdom. She is an openly lesbian British television presenter, journalist, and retired 

amateur jockey. She works as a broadcaster and presenter for BBC Sport, Channel 4 and the show Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2.  Balding has close family links to horse racing. Her maternal grandmother, Priscilla Hastings, is descended from the Earls of Derby and was one of the first women elected to membership of the Jockey Club. She formalized her relationship with BBC Radio 4 announcer and newsreader Alice Arnold in September 2006 by entering into a civil partnership.


David Bowie performed as “Ziggy Stardust” for the first time.

01-29-1975 Sara Gilbert – Born in Santa Monica, California. She is an 

American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997. She was also co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk, and had a recurring role as Leslie Winkle on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. Gilbert came out as a lesbian in 2010. She began a relationship with songwriter and former 4 Non Blondes front woman Linda Perry. They married on March 30, 2014.


Thelma Houston’s Don’t Leave Me This Way begins its 17-week top 40 run. It goes on to become a perennial gay anthem.

“Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand remained #1 on the Adult chart for the third week.

 The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was fourth on the LP charts

on the song charts at #7 the theme song to a scandalous Movie of the Week, a Heterosexual Wsman who has to choose between two hetero men:  newcomer Mary MacGregor with “Torn Between Two Lovers” – something that bisexuals relate to in terms of being foolishly shamed – LGBTQ2 Blogger notes, and had watched the tv movie…

in America: 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded nine others when she fired from her house across the street onto the entrance of San Diego’s Grover Cleveland Elementary School. Spencer fired the shot’s from a .22-caliber rifle her father had given her for Christmas. When asked why she did it, she answered ‘I don’t like Mondays.’ The Boomtown Rats went on to write and recorded a song based on the event.

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

01-29-1982 Adam Lambert – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence in 2009 when he became the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol

Lambert has a flamboyant, theatrical, and androgynous performance style, and a powerful, technically skilled tenor voice with multi-octave range. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011 and an Honorary GLAAD Media Award in 2013. By April 2012, his first album had sold nearly two million copies worldwide and 4.2 million singles worldwide as of January 2011. Times magazine identified Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label (RCA) in the U.S.

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

1991 – Minnesota governor Arne Carlson issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.


George Michael scored his sixth #1 in the U.K. as “Jesus To A Child” rose to the top.



The Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” went over 15 million in sales, as certified by the RIAA.

Stripper/burlesque performer/actress  Lili St. Cyr died at the age of 80. (The Naked and the Dead, Runaway Girl, Son of Sinbad)

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

2007, Israel – Israel registers its first same-sex couple. Binyamin and Avi Rose got married in Canada in 2006 then returned to Israel. The Israeli High Court ruled unanimously that couples married outside of Israel should be recognized by the state.


Britney Spears debuted at #1 with “Hold It Against Me”.  She became the second artist to have more than one single debut at #1 after Mariah Carey.  Spears also became the third female artist (and the seventh overall) to top the charts in three decades.


Elton John took another swipe at his Pop rival Madonna. When asked if he had any advice for her before she played the half-time show at The Super Bowl, Elton replied “Make sure you lip-sync good. Of course you have to play live, but I don’t think you can.”

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


 Maine’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect.


because men watch porn as an excuse to compare to other penises

why in straight porn the money shot is the male orgasm Porn Star Says Lots Of Straight Men Watch His PornHe says he’s often recognised in public by straight

acting a character one thing, a demographic another Whishaw: ‘Sometimes, with straight actors playing gay parts, I think: I don’t believe you!’ | Ben Whishaw | The GuardianHe’s been Paddington, Keats, and now a doctor in This Is Going to Hurt. He talks about his off-stage shyness and why he wasn’t delighted by the reveal of Q’s sexuality in No Time to blood donor banCurrent policy requires men who have sex with men (MSM) to abstain from sexual activity for at least three months before they can give blood – they were previously required to be celibate for a year. The rule applies whether or not protection was used during Rat Wedding meme explained as crazy outfit choice sparks debateGay Rat Wedding meme explained as crazy outfit choice sparks debate when a wedding guest revealed plans to create a dress based on a viral Arthur study by FDA could allow gay and bisexual men to donate bloodAnytime folks donate blood they are asked a number of questions about their health, and sometimes that includes their sex life. For decades, gay or bisexual men have been banned from donating blood if they have been sexually active in the last three months, but a new study could change that over highly infectious bug mainly affecting gay and bisexual men | The IndependentGut infection causes diarrhoea, stomach cramps and

Playwright and actress Estelle Chout says she rarely sees someone like myself – a proud Black queer mother – represented on the stage.

DAVID WHITE/STUFFPlaywright and actress Estelle Chout says she rarely sees someone like myself – a proud Black queer mother – represented on the stage. LGBTQ2S+ characters in comics and cartoonsMore and more LGBTQ2S+ and gender-minority characters are showing up in children’s comics and cartoons. In fact, a report published by Insider listed 259 characters, from some 70 programs, with a variety of orientations and gender identities, representing a 222% increase between 2017 and 2019. Greater representation on the small screen is good news for the LGBTQ2S+ community and queer children. Here are 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and two-spirited characters in cartoons and comics.Show More

so a hetero bar that allows others….not an L or G bar……’s new LGBTQ-friendly bar among those that can reopen next week | inTheHammerA new LGBTQ-friendly bar and restaurant in Hamilton that has brought new life to a historic pub space will get a second chance to make a first impression next week, when the COVID-19 restrictions that shuttered drinking’s president meets LGBT activists, supports their work – Erasing 76 CrimesIn a landmark meeting with representatives of the LGBT rights group LEGABIBO, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to protect LGBT persons’ human rights and to fully implement the recen…

religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusional – including the anger and violence when religion is rejected Pressure from LGBT Employees in the German Church – FSSPX.Actualités / FSSPX.NewsIn a concerted action, people employed by the Church have revealed their homosexuality on a website and in a television documentary. A total of 125 people came out to the German Catholic Church at the same time on January 24, half of LGBT POC live in low-income householdsNew study and data interactive present differences in socioeconomic and health indicators among six racial groups of LGBT veterans: Flashbacks after ‘sadistic’ interrogation – BBC NewsSimon Hinchley-Robson says he was starved, denied sleep and assaulted after requesting an Aids

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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.