LGBTQ2 for February 20

BCE to The Suffragettes

1775 — In Frisia, the Netherlands, two teenage servants are banished for three years for “toleration of sodomy.”

1852 — Delaware eliminates the flogging penalty for sodomy and substitutes time in the pillory before imprisonment.

(1872 –   1938) born: William Lygon   UK Politician He was Governor of New South Wales between 1899 and 1901, a member of the Liberal administrations of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith between 1905 and 1915 and leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords between 1924 and 1931. When political enemies threatened to make public his homosexuality, he resigned from office to go into exile.

(1880 –  1923) Baron Jacques D’Adelsward-Fersen French
Author / Poet / Aristocrat

1927 – Roy Cohn (February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986)is born. He was an American attorney. During Senator Joseph McCarthy‘s investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare, Cohn served as McCarthy’s chief counsel and gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. He was also known for being a U.S. Department of Justiceprosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and later for representingDonald Trump during his early business career. Cohn was vehemently anti-gay. When Cohn brought on G. David Schine as chief consultant to the McCarthy staff, speculation arose that Schine and Cohn had a sexual relationship. Speculation about Cohn’s sexuality intensified following his death from AIDS in 1986. In a 2008 Roger Stonesaid, “Roy was not gay. He was a man who liked having sex with men. Gays were weak, effeminate. He always seemed to have these young blond boys around. It just wasn’t discussed. He was interested in power and access.” The Names Project’s AIDS memorial quilt features one anonymously-added square that read: “Roy Cohn: Bully, Coward, Victim.”

1927, France – Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (20 February 1927– 10 March 2018) was a French fashion designer who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952. He was famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey HepburnandclothingforJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970. His partner was Philippe Venet.

1939 — The Indiana Supreme Court rejects the contention of a man and woman convicted of sodomy that oral sex only between people of the same sex is sodomy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941

Buffy Sainte-Marie, songwriter who helped pen “Up Where We Belong” (for Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes), among others, and “Until It’s Time for you to go” covered by Elvis in the 70s, and “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” covered by The Indigo Girls was born on the Piapot Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1959 — The Idaho Supreme Court upholds the sodomy conviction of Gordon Larsen, one of the Boise victims, despite inflammatory remarks by prosecutors at his trial. The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review the decision.

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

February 20, 1969

A film called Candy, which stars Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, John Huston, Walter Matthau, Sugar Ray Robinson and Ringo Starr, makes it premiere. The film received an X rating because of a scene where Candy (played by Ewa Aulin) and the Mexican gardener, Emanuel (Ringo Starr), have sex. Other characters also had a piece of Candy… so to speak.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

  Queen opened for Yes at the Kingston Polytechnic in London.

1973 — The District of Columbia Court of Appeals rejects a First Amendment challenge to Gay men soliciting for sex.

February 20, 1974

Cher gives Sonny a birthday present by filing for divorce after ten years of marriage.

A California appellate court rejects a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s oral copulation law.

1978

ABBA had another #1 song in the U.K. with “Take A Chance On Me”.

1979, Canada – Seven men, including Winnipeg Free Presspublisher Richard Malone, (Sept. 18, 1909 – June 24, 1985) are charged with buggery and gross indecency and twelve boys are turned over to juvenile authorities after a five-month investigation of a “juvenile sex ring

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

1981, Canada – Over four thousand gays and supporters rally at Toronto’s Queen’s Park and march to Metro Toronto Police’s 52 Division to protest the February 5th bathhouse raids and to call for independent inquiry. 

1982: 

An article in the medical journal “Lancet” suggests that there is evidence to show inhaling poppers damages the immune system.

“I Love Rock ‘N Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, moved from #39 to #18.

Barry Manilow hit #1 for the 12th time in 22 releases on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Somewhere Down The Road”.

On the LP charts,  the Go-Go’s moving from 9 to 3 with Beauty and the Beat.

1985

The Bangles were in concert at the Marquee Club in London.

1988

Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Should Be So Lucky.’ Minogue had become a household name playing Charlene Ramsey in Australian soap Neighbours. After every major UK record company turned down the track, producer Pete Waterman released the single on his own PWL label. Kylie has gone on to score over 30 hit singles.

On the song charts  The Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield had the runner-up with “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” while George Michael took a big leap (12-4) with “Father Figure”. 

Faith by George Michael remained at #1 on the Album chart for a fourth week. 

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

1991

Bette Midler’s version of “From A Distance” is named Song Of The Year,

1993

Whitney Houston remained at #1 for the 13th week with “I Will Always Love You”, tying Boyz II Men with their song “End Of The Road” for the Rock Era record at the time.

Whitney Houston released the single “I Have Nothing”.

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

2000

NBC aired the TV-movie biopic “Little Richard,” directed by Robert Townsend and starring Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones, Mel Jackson, and Garrett Morris.

2004: Victoria Dunlap, Republican county clerk of rural Sandoval County, New Mexico, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing lack of legal grounds for denial.

2004: King Norodom Sihanouk, constitutional monarch of Cambodia, declared that he thought his country should legalize same-sex marriage. He said that he reached this conclusion after watching footage of same-sex couples marry in San Francisco. He also stated that transvestites should be well-treated in Cambodia.

2005

Broadway previews began for the musical “All Shook Up.”

2007

The US hair salon where pop star Britney Spears shaved her head set up a website to auction her hair for more than $1m (£512,500). The website, buybritneyshair.com, claimed to have been set up by salon owner Esther Tognozzi included photos of the hair, saying it was “absolutely authentic”. As well as the hair, the winning bidder would also get the hair clippers Spears used, a blue lighter she left at the salon and the can of Red Bull she was drinking at the time.

Christina Aguilera began a North American tour at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  The Black Eyed Peas and Pussycat Dolls opened for her on the tour.

died: Marcella Althaus-Reid (? – 2009 ) Argentinian
Theologian, who applied the principles of the liberation theology she she applied in Argentina under the military theology, to sexual liberation and feminist theology. She was a pioneer in the development of queer theology, best known for her landmark books “Indecent Theology” and “The Queer God”.

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

2022

so we can finally tell hetero men to stop assaulting and raping generally? across all the demographics harmed?

https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/protect-lgbt-people-from-violence-bias-101645367047830.html

Protect LGBT people from violence, bias – Hindustan Times

This week, Tamil Nadu became the first state in India to put a specific provision in the law governing its police force, barring any harassment of LGBTQIA+ communities, or members of organisations working for their welfarewww.hindustantimes.com

The Sims was one of the video games that helped internationally in advocacy.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4aw78q/how-russias-lgbt-propaganda-law-turned-the-sims-community-against-itself

How Russia’s LGBT ‘Propaganda’ Law Turned the Sims Community Against Itself

EA announced that it wouldn’t release a new Sims pack featuring a lesbian couple in Russia, then backtracked. After exhausting community infighting, the only clear winners are the architects of a discriminatory law.www.vice.com

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: as a gamer who played Fallout and The Sims games that allowed same gender marriages and who had a sims webpage of queer content downloadable – it was difficult to get my queers as sims page included on webrings – that used to connect html pages – owing to heterosexual discrimination.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

Queers in History

http://queerhistory.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-20th-in-queer-history.html

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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.

LGBTq2 for August 19

1867, Germany –

In Munich, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs  (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895) is jeered when he attempts to persuade jurists that same-sex love should be tolerated rather than persecuted. He is probably the first to come out publicly in defense of what he calls “Uranism” (homosexuality).  Ulrichs coined various terms to describe different sexual orientations, including Urning for a man who desires men (English “Uranian“), and Dioning for one who desires women. These terms are in reference to a section of Plato‘s Symposium in which two kinds of love are discussed, symbolised by an Aphrodite who is born from a male (Uranos), and an Aphrodite who is born from a female (Dione). Ulrichs also coined words for the female counterparts (Urningin and Dioningin), and for bisexuals and intersexual persons. Ulrichs is likely the first true gay activist and is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. Published in 1870, Ulrich’s “Araxes: A Call to Free the Nature of the Urning from Penal Law” is remarkable for its similarity to the discourse of the modern gay rights movement. In it: The Urning, too, is a person. He, too, therefore, has inalienable rights. His sexual orientation is a right established by nature. Legislators have no right to veto nature; no right to persecute nature in the course of its work; no right to torture living creatures who are subject to those drives nature gave them. The Urning is also a citizen. He, too, has civil rights; and according to these rights, the state has certain duties to fulfill as well. The state does not have the right to act on whimsy or for the sheer love of persecution. The state is not authorized, as in the past, to treat Urnings as outside the pale of the law.

1890

In response to a letter received from John Addington Symonds, American poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) denies that “Calamus” from Leaves of Grass was homoerotic. Whitman’s  work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Though biographers continue to debate Whitman’s sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions

August 19, 1972

David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre in England on his current 182-date Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1978

After nine weeks at the top of the UK chart, “You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is finally knocked out of first place by The Commodores “Three Times A Lady”. As of 2013, it was still the fifth best-selling single of all time in Great Britain, where it has sold 2 million copies.

1982

In Biloxi, Mississippi, Queen performed at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

1984 

President Ronald Reagan issues a statement saying his administration would fight governmental endorsement of homosexuality.

1992

The Ann Arbor, Michigan, city council votes 8-1 to extend health benefits to same sex partners of city employees.

Germany – Over 250 gay and lesbian couples submit marriage applications in over fifty German cities as part of an attempted mass wedding. About 75% of the couples were male, and over 100 of the applications were submitted in Berlin. The demonstration, organized by the Schwulerverband in Deutschland (Gay League of Germany), receives widespread media attention. Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD), German for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, is the largest non-governmental LGBT rights organization in Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is part of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Manfred BrunsVolker BeckEduard StapelGünter Dworek and Halina Bendkowski were prominent persons in the Board of Directors. People from the arts like Comic-Designer Ralf König, comedian Hella von Sinnen, director Rosa von Praunheim, from politics and from science like sexologist Rolf Gindorf and others are prominent individual members of the organization.

1996

California’s state senate kills a bill banning same-sex marriage after Democrats attach a provision to establish a domestic partner In Spokane, Washington, the family of Curtis Babcock files a lawsuit against county coroner Dexter Amend. Babcock’s memorial service had to be delayed because Amend ordered an autopsy to link his AIDS-related death to sodomy. registry.

1997

 At a rally in Sacramento, California, Alveda Celeste King, homophobic niece of Martin Luther King Jr., said, “To equate homosexuality with race is to give a death sentence to civil rights. No one is enslaving homosexuals or making them sit at the back of the bus.”

The school board of Wayne-Westland, a suburb of Detroit, votes 6-1 to repeal sexual orientation protection for students and staff.

2003

Germany – Mayor of Hamburg Ole von Beust dismisses Vice-Mayor Ronald Schill for accusing Beust for having sex with a man Beust had appointed minister of justice. Beust denies the relationship and Schill says he has “nothing against homosexuals.”

2005

DC Comics orders the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts Gallery in New York to remove an exhibit of watercolors showing Batman and Robin in a variety of romantic poses. DC threatened both artist and the Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts gallery with legal action if they did not cease selling the works and demanded all remaining art, as well as any profits derived from them. Homosexual interpretations have been part of the academic study of the Batman franchise at least since psychiatrist Fredric Wertham asserted in his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent that “Batman stories are psychologically homosexual”. Wertham, as well as parodiesfans, and other independent parties, have described Batman and his sidekick Robin (Dick Grayson) as homosexual, possibly in a relationship with each other. DC Comics has never indicated Batman or any of his male allies to be gay, but several characters in the Modern Age Batman comic books are expressly gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

2011

The Arizona Queer Archives is founded by Jamie A. Lee with support from Susan Stryker The Arizona Queer Archives is the state of Arizona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) collecting archives of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona.

2021

only in Canada, eh

conservatives are anti sex and anti heterosexual women, never mind LGBTQ2

https://www.cp24.com/news/tory-leader-pledges-support-for-lgbt-community-health-on-question-of-poppers-1.5553762Tory leader pledges support for LGBT community health on question of ‘poppers’ | CP24.comA Conservative government would respond to the needs of Canada’s LGBT community, including on the issue of “poppers,” says Tory Leader Erin O’Toole.www.cp24.com

meanwhile. in #LestWeForget news

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/polish-region-wants-to-stay-lgbt-free-despite-risking-eu-fundsPolish region wants to stay ‘LGBT-free’ despite risking EU funds | National PostWARSAW — A Polish regional council voted on Thursday to remain an “LGBT-free zone” despite a warning from the European Union that it could lose funding, but…nationalpost.com

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/when-we-know-lgbt-people-are-about-to-be-slaughtered-in-afghanistan-our-government-must-act-1155516LGBT Afghans face ‘extermination’ at the hands of the Taliban – we must act to save themWhen we know LGBT people are about to be slaughtered en masse, it is time to actinews.co.uk

https://stockholmcf.org/arrest-of-bogazici-student-over-lgbt-poster-lawful-justice-ministry-says/Arrest of Boğaziçi student over LGBT poster ‘lawful,’ Justice Ministry says – Stockholm Center for FreedomTurkey’s Justice Ministry has said the arrest of a student from Boğaziçi University on charges of inciting hatred in a poster depicting the Kaaba – Islam’s most sacred site – with LGBT flags was “lawful,” adding that homosexuality was “forbidden” in Islam, Turkish Minute reported, citing Deutsche Welle Turkish service. Boğaziçi students Doğu Demirtaş and […]stockholmcf.org

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Daily Elvis: August 19

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