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LGBTQ2 for February 21

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1801 – John Henry, Cardinal Newman, (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was born in London. He was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian, and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s. His greatest accomplishment was the Apologia pro Vita Sua which contains numerous homoerotic references. Devoted to his friend, Brother Ambrose, the Cardinal was torn by grief at his death in 1875. He spent the night with the corpse. When Newman died 15 years later, he left instructions to be buried in the same grave as Ambrose.

1892 – Harry Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892 – January 14, 1949) was born in Norwich, New York. He was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Having studied therapists Sigmund FreudAdolf Meyer, and William Alanson White, he devoted years of clinical and research work to helping people with psychotic illness. He believed that psychoanalysis, although essentially valid, needed to be supplemented by an understanding of the cultural forces at work in the personality. Much of his work was dismissed because he was gay, but today he considered the prime developer of the interpersonal approach to psychiatry. Beginning in 1927, Sullivan had a 22-year relationship with James Inscoe Sullivan, known as “Jimmie”, 20 years his junior.

1903: New York City police conduct the first United States recorded raid on a gay bathhouse, the Ariston Hotel Baths. 26 men were arrested and 12 brought to trial on sodomy charges; 7 men received sentences ranging from 4 to 20 years in prison.

1907, UK – British writer W. H. Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) is born in York England. He was an English-American poet whose poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content. He is best known for love poems such as “Funeral Blues“, poems on political and social themes such as “September 1, 1939” and “The Shield of Achilles“, poems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of Anxiety, and poems on religious themes such as “For the Time Being” and “Horae Canonicae. He is perhaps today best known for his poem The Platonic Blow. For decades British scholars debated whether it referred to oral sex. He never admitted authorship until the 1960s. 


At Carnegie Hall in  New York City, and ill with a temperature of 104°, Gustav Mahler conducted his last concert. He collapsed immediately afterward from a severe streptococcal infection and later was confined to bed after being diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis. He died on May 18.

02-21-1933 — 04-21-2003   Nina Simone (b. Eunice Kathleen Waymon) – Born in Tryon, North Carolina. She was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She then applied for a scholarship to

 study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied admission despite a well received audition, which she attributed to racism. Simone started to play in nightclubs to make a living and that is when she used the name Nina Simone so that her family members wouldn’t know that she chose to play “the devil’s music” or what was known as piano cocktail music. She went on to record more that 40 albums between 1958 and 1974. In the late 1980s she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Simone had a large gay following. She was bisexual and hung out at a lesbian bar in New York City called Trude Heller’s. By the end of her life she was world famous. In 2018, Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, in 2019, her song that addressed racial inequality in United States, Mississippi Goddam, was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Two days before her death, Simone learned she would be awarded an honorary degree by the Curtis Institute of Music. She suffered from breast cancer for several years before she died in her sleep at her home in France. 

1936  – Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) is born. Barbara Jordan was the first African-American to be elected in Texas, in 1973. She was a Democrat. and a lesbian. She later became the first black woman to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She was a lawyer and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement., and  the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.  She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. Jordan’s companion of 25 years was Nancy Earl, an educational psychologist, whom she met on a camping trip in the late 1960s.  Jordan never discussed her sexual orientation and was not out. Nancy Earl was an occasional speech writer for Jordan, and later was a caregiver when Jordan began to suffer from multiple sclerosis in 1973. In a KUT radio documentary Rediscovering Barbara JordanPresident Bill Clinton said that he wanted to nominate Jordan for the United States Supreme Court, but by the time he could do so, Jordan’s health problems prevented him from nominating her. Jordan also suffered from leukemia. She’s been described as “one of the most revered leaders and orators of her time.” She was outed in the press after her death from leukemia and multiple sclerosis in 1996.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-21-1940 – 07-17-2020   John Lewis – Born near Troy, Alabama. He was an American politician, statesman, and civil rights activist and leader. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional 

district from 1987 until his death in 2020. Lewis was an outspoken champion of LGBT rights during a time when it had little public support. While in Congress, he co-sponsored more than a dozen bills to advance and protect rights for the LGBT community. In 1996, Lewis delivered an impassioned speech against DOMA on the floor of the house. Lewis wrote, “I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. I’ve heard the

 reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred, and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry.” He also chastised those who called for same-sex couples to be joined in unions, but not in marriage. “We have been down that road before in this country. Separate is not equal,” he wrote. “Our rights as Americans do not depend on the approval of others. Our rights depend on us being Americans.” The hearse carrying Rep. John Lewis stopped by Atlanta’s rainbow crosswalks in remembrance of his embrace of LGBT equality. 

02-21-1943 David Geffen – Born in Borough Park, New York City, New York. He is an American record executive, film studio executive and producer, theatrical producer, and philanthropist. He is one of three founders of Dream Works Studio. Geffen is a 

prominent philanthropist. He supports medical research, AIDS organizations, the arts, and theatre. In 1995 he donated $5 million towards UCLA’s Westwood Playhouse. The theatre was renamed the Geffen Playhouse. In 2002, he announced a $200 million unrestricted endowment for the School of Medicine at UCLA. On December 13, 2012, UCLA announced that Geffen had donated another $100 million in addition to his $200 million. His donation is the largest ever made to a medical school in the United States. His gift funds the full cost of attendance for up to 30 students per year, beginning with the Class of 2017.


In New York City at a gathering of the Optical Society of America, Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera, the first camera to take, develop and print a black & white picture on photo paper, all in about 60 seconds. The camera went on sale the following year.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-21-1956   Victoria Brownworth – American journalist, writer, and editor. She was the first AIDS columnist for 

SPIN magazine, the first lesbian columnist in a daily newspaper, and the first journalist to write about women and AIDS and pediatric AIDS in the country. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, Brownworth is the first out lesbian to have a column in a daily newspaper. She is the author of more than 20 books. Her novella, Ordinary Mayhem, was awarded Honorable Mention in Best Horror 2012. She is an advocate against sex trafficking and for LGBT issues

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

02-21-1960   Isaac Julien – Born East End of London, England. He is a 

British filmmaker and a professor. His 1989 drama-documentary Looking for Langston won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991 he won the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Young Soul Rebels. Julien joined US Santa Cruz as a distinguished professor of the arts in 2018. He is also a patron of the Live Art Development Agency. Julien is openly gay.

February 22, 1965

Activist Malcolm X was fatally shot as he was about to address a rally in New York City. He was 39. In 1966, three Nation of Islam assassins were convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976: A Detroit jury awards more than $200,000 in damages to a man who contends that he was “turned into” a homosexual by a 1975 automobile accident in which his car was rear-ended by another vehicle.

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


Prince appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Party Up.” It was his first appearance on the show.

Dolly Parton topped the Billboard Pop Chart with her own composition at #1, “9 to 5”. The record reached #47 in the UK, where she sued Sheena Easton for the song name

02-21-1987 Ellen/Elliot Page – Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A Canadian actor and starred in the film Juno and other major films. Page has won more that 25 awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA for Juno. He describes himself as a Pro-choice feminist and is also a vegetarian. On February 14, 2014, Page came out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference. In 2018, Page announced marriage to dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, which ended in divorce when in December 2020 Page came out as transgender. and lesbians were bashed for upset at loosing a role model.

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

1997 – The “Olympic Park Bomber” Eric Rudolph is an American domestic terrorist is convicted for a series of anti-abortion and anti-gay-motivated bombings across the southern United States between 1996 and 1998, which killed two people and injured over 120 others.


Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998.

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


Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’

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


Boy George revealed a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plans for 2012.


Five members of the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior where their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for Putin during his election campaign. The following month, three of the group members were arrested and charged with hooliganism and were were held in custody until their trial began in late July when the three members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.


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AOC suggestion to rename Queens post office angers LGBT leaders

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US Federations revises agenda, restoring gun control, LGBT rights to priority list | The Times of Israel

New policy document also vows support for ‘bipartisan approaches to ensure voter access’ after omission of items by JFNA trigged queries from

19 Very Relatable Songs For Queer People Of Faith

“If I am losing a part of me, maybe I don’t want heaven.”

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not the representation that helps or represents

Hannibal showrunner opens up about the show’s queer love story

The showrunner for Hannibal opened up about the surprising queer love story between the show’s main

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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.


July 25 for LGBTQ2


Irving Berlin‘s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC



Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.

July 25, 1975

A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.


 the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”,


Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.


the Human League remained in the Top 10 after 22 weeks with “Don’t You Want Me”

“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances


Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.

“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances


“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 died in Los Angeles of heart and liver complications. She had a No.1 R&B hit in 1953 with ‘Hound Dog’ (later covered by Elvis Presley). She also wrote and recorded ‘Ball ‘n’ Chain,’ which Janis Joplin recorded.


Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.


Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.


UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States.


the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.


“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.


Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.


Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.



Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.



Taylor Swift’s ‘Betty’ Lyrics Meaning – Blake Lively Baby Name, Bisexuality TheoriesOf all of Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ songs, fans have the most theories about “betty,” including it could be Swift hinting she’s bisexual, her revealing Blake Lively’s new baby name, etc.


girls do not get to self identify into maledom and avoid violence against women, and men do not get to self identify out of the oppressor gender and into the vulnerable women increase risk

while gay men continue to be victims

but more importantly that the heterosexual male demographic is not named as the problem for all others

meanwhile. lesbians are excepted to accept rape culture under threat of being name called for being lesbians in the commonly understood meaning of the word describing lived life experience parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile – CNNThese parents’ lives revolve around advocating for their transgender children in a year when more than 30 states have introduced legislation that targets trans young people. This is what they want people to know about their children and their family’s

other sports did not change with players came out.. social change is lagging far behind legislation from women having abortion rights to LGBTQ2 existing. player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates | The StarEDMONTON – Advocates say a young hockey player’s decision to come out as gay this past week, just as he is on the cusp of a possible National Hockey L…

were being LGBTQ2 remains a crime often punishable by death anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage | Global development | The GuardianBill could mean 10 years in prison for LGBTQ+ people and those who support their

ward of batman, indeed Comics To Reveal That Tim Drake, Robin, Is Bisexual?In last month’s Batman: Urban Legends #4, Tim Drake – Robin – was featured in the strip “The Sum Of Its Parts” by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belen Ortega,

not surprised best friend says she is a lesbian and now I am feeling attracted to herDEAR DEIDRE: RECENTLY my best friend told me she is gay. We’ve always been close and now I can’t stop thinking about her. The urge to be with her for real is so strong. But I’m married with two tee…

June 24 for LGBTQ2

June 24, 1958

Nina Simone releases her debut album, Little Girl Blue.


Janis Joplin performed for the first time as lead singer for Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California.


“Respect” by Aretha Franklin spent week #6 at the top on the R&B chart and on the pop chart, dropped from one to two.


Written and produced by Sonny Bono, the romantic  drama Chastity casts Cher, in her first solo film role, as a hippie runaway who tries to overcome her troubled past. The movie bombs and turns Cher off from acting in films for the next decade.

June 24, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Guildford City Hall, England, on his Ziggy Stardust world tour.


now at four, the former #1 “You’re the One That I Want” from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.

at five ABBA with their 11th hit “Take A Chance On Me”


 Bette Midler’s former #1 classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” was at #6, Donna Summer’s last big hit, her 30th career hit and 14th Top 10–“This Time I Know It’s For Real” was up to #7,

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April 25, 1977
Natalie Cole guests on the musical variety special “Paul Anka – Music My Way.”


Queen‘s single “We Are the Champions” was certified Platinum after reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100

Queen played the first of four nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia.


Madonna went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘La Isla Bonita.’ The fifth and final single from her third studio album, True Blue, made her the only female artist to score four UK No.1 singles.

Not only did Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys attack a TV cameraman, but he had the poor taste of doing it at memorial services for actor River Phoenix in the previous November. Horovitz was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for the incident on this date in history.

Sinead O’Connor announced on her Web site that she was going to retire.

Singer/songwriter/pianist/civil rights activist Nina Simone was laid to rest in Carry-Le-Rouet, France. She had lived in France since 1992, and died there on April 21.

In this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, Madonna was 4th in the list with £227m, Elton John 7th with £170m.

queer for april 21

queer for april 21


Elton John’s newly-created trio, with Dee Murray on bass and drummer Niggel Olsson, made their live performance debut when they opened for Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Roundhouse in London. Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, and Heavy Jelly were also on the bill.

April 21, 1973

LP charts: The previous #1, Lady Sings the Blues by Diana Ross from the Soundtrack to the movie of the same name, fell to #2. Elton John slipped to #8 after a long run in the upper part of the list with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player,

April 21, 1976
Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of the promotional campaign for The Rolling Stones’new album Black and Blue. The album was being promoted with a controversial advertising campaign that depicted the model Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I’m Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones – and I love it!’

“Annie” opened on Broadway.

song chart: Gloria Gaynor held at #2 with her former #1 “I Will Survive”. Suzi Quatro teamed with Chris Norman for the #7 song “Stumblin’ In”,

lp chart: Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor fell to #10.


song charts: “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club at #5, Rockwell was at 7 with “Somebody’s Watching Me and the Eurythmics had #9 with “Here Comes The Rain Again”

Sinead O’Connor was at song#1 “Nothing Compares To You” reached #1 for Sinead O’Connor; it was also #1 in 18 other countries. and LP #2 with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

Singer (I Loves You Porgy)/songwriter/pianist/arranger/civil rights activist Nina Simone died of breast cancer at age 70.


Elton John made an appearance on American Idol‘s Idol Gives Back, where he seemed to struggle vocally to get through his 1970 composition “Your Song”. Also appearing were Jeff Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood.

After a Saturday Night Live skit parodied his latest film, God’s Not Dead 2, Pat Boone asserted that SNL is hostile towards Christians.

Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio show, Boone said “I’d like to ask Lorne Michaels: If somebody did a funny sketch and portrayed his mother as a diseased whore, would he find that funny, or would there be some limit to what he and the show can ridicule?”

nina notes: religion is not entitled to be mock free, blasphemy is duty where not punishable by death. and mocking an idea is not the same as insulting anyone’s mother, while religion is an insult to women and LGBTQ2.


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