BCE to The Suffragettes
1873, UK – Simeon Solomon (9 October 1840 – 14 August 1905) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter noted for his depictions of Jewish life and same-sex desire as well as a poet. Solomon and George Roberts, a stableman, are arrested at a public urinal in London and charged with the Crime of Buggery.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presented its first concert. The symphony was the first by a municipal orchestra to be supported by taxes.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
02-11-1962 Tammy Baldwin – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an American politician and has always been out publicly as a lesbian. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 2nd district. In 2012, she was elected to the U.S. Senate, the first woman to represent Wisconsin, and the first out gay U.S. Senator in history. In 1993, she said that she was disappointed by President Clinton’s compromise on LGBT rights in supporting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In early 1994, she proposed legalizing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. On October 20, 2013, Baldwin was one of sixteen female Democratic senators to sign a letter endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in the 2016 Presidential Election.
On February 5, 2020, regarding the impeachment of Trump, she stated, “I only have one of 100 votes in the U.S. Senate and I am afraid that the majority is putting this president above the law by not convicting him of these impeachable offenses. But let’s be clear, this is not an exoneration of President Trump, it is a failure to show moral courage and hold this president accountable.”
1965: At the San Francisco trial of the four people arrested at the Council on Religion and the Homosexual’s New Year’s Ball, the judge orders the jury to find the defendants not guilty. The decision is widely seen as a turning point in the homophile movement’s fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.
Cher recorded “Bang Bang.”
1967: In a follow-up action to Los Angeles’ Black Cat demonstration on New Year’s Eve, around 40 picketers demonstrate in front of the Black Cat in coordination with hippies and other counterculture groups who had been targeted by police for harassment and violence.
02-11-1967 The Black Cat protest – Almost 2 years before Stonewall. On New Year’s Eve, 1966/1967, at midnight, as traditional New Year’s kisses
were exchanged in the LGBT bar, the Black Cat, undercover cops started arresting people without identifying themselves. Fourteen people were dragged to waiting patrol cars. The cops then raided the New Faces bar, where other LGBT people were arrested. The raids sparked anger and fear in the gay community. At the time, it was the bars that were the only relatively safe place for gay people to gather. Six of the men arrested for kissing at the Black Cat were convicted of lewd conduct and required to register as sex offenders. Lawyer Herbert Selwyn
argued for the first time on the basis of equal protection under the law. The US Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Two LGBT organizations came together — Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE) and The Southern California Council on Religion and Homophile (SCCRH) to stage an unprecedented protest. A legal defense fund was set up and the media was contacted. On February 11, 1967, in response to the harassment and unprovoked police attack, nearly 600 people gathered in a peaceful demonstration in front of the Black Cat.
There was some television coverage of the protest and the only print coverage was by the L.A. Free Press. In 2008, the Black Cat was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #939 for its early and significant role in the LGBT civil rights movement. It’s the first building in Los Angeles to be landmarked solely for its LGBT history. The Black Cat is located at 3909 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1974, Canada – In Winnipeg, Richard North and Chris Vogel are married by a Unitarian-Universalist minister. First publicized as “gay marriage” in Canada, it was not recognized by the government.
Anita Bryant gives her first Save Our Children press conference in Florida. She claims she can prove that homosexuals are “trying to recruit our children to homosexuality.”
February 11, 1977
David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.
On the USA charts Queen was fourth with “We Are The Champions”
Queen edged up with News of the World was 3rd
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Culture Club was 32 on the US lp charts with Colour By Numbers.
Aubrey O’Day – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American singer-songwriter, member of the duo band Dumblonde, actress, fashion designer, reality television personality, fashion model, and a former member of the girl group Danity Kane.
On December 15, 2008, Fox News reported that O’Day attended a party accompanied with her girlfriend/lover, according to an anonymous friend in attendance. When questioned by UsMagazine.com regarding the gay rumors, O’Day did not confirm nor deny the speculation about her sexuality, and once again stated that she could not say “one way or another” what her sexual orientation is at this point in her life. In 2009, while on the show Chelsea Lately, when asked about being bisexual, she replied, “Generally, I don’t like to label myself…I want to find someone I’m passionate about, and I don’t want to limit myself to one segment of the population.” She is a gay rights advocate and chose the “Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network” (GLSEN) as her charity for Celebrity Apprentice.
The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included Prince for best International Act and Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain, British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’, British Video was Duran Duran for ‘Wild Boys’, British Comedy Recording Neil ‘Hole In My Shoe’, British Album went to Sade for ‘Diamond Life’, British Male Solo Artist was won by Paul Young, British Female Solo Artist, Alison Moyet and Best British Group went to Wham!
Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club, guest-stars on an episode of The A-Team. George played a singer mistakenly booked into a Country dance hall.
The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite.’ The title alludes to the communist slogan “Workers of the world, unite!”, and the 1966 David and Jonathan hit ‘Lovers of the World Unite’. The photograph on the sleeve is of a young Elvis Presley. (who’s mother’s maiden name was Smith)
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Elton John performs at the National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Philadelphia.
The British Phonographic Industry reported that the year 2002 saw the largest sales decline in decades, with the most severe slump in a single year since the birth of the CD market in the early 1980s. Piracy, illegal duplication and distribution of CDs by international criminals were blamed for the decrease.
Barbra Streisand was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy organization.
Canada: Kathleen Wynne (born May 21, 1953) is a Canadian politician and the 25th Premier of Ontario. In office since 2013, she is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Don Valley West for the Liberal Party. She is the first female premier of Ontario and the first openly LGBT head of a provincial or federal government in Canada.
USA: The Pentagon extends benefits to same-sex couples. The move was one of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s last moves as a member of Pres. Obama’s Cabinet.
Queen made UK chart history, becoming the first act to sell six-million copies of an album with their Greatest Hits compilation.
72-year-old Barry Manilow was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what was described as “complications from emergency oral surgery” that he had undergone earlier in the week. His One Last Time tour had to be put on hold and concerts in Kentucky and Tennessee were canceled. To the surprise of many, just three days later Barry was well enough to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party in L.A. where he performed “Mandy” as well as “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” from his latest album, “My Dream Duets”.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Anti-gay pastor still in contention for job in Adams administration
Fernando Cabrera, who represented the Bronx as a Democrat in the City Council, has been showing up at a municipal building across the street from City Hall while he awaits his assignment in the Adams administration.www.politico.com
A reissue helps revive Joseph Hansen’s series about a tough, gay detective | Boise State Public Radio
In 1970, Hansen began a 12-novel series about Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who happens to be gay. Reading now, it’s clear that Hansen was one of the great crime writers of his time.www.boisestatepublicradio.org
Whitney Houston: 10 years later and why she’s a gay icon – CNN
It was a performance that likely would’ve made Whitney Houston proud.www.cnn.com
Adele Surprises Fans By Pole Dancing Onstage At Gay Nightclub Event | ETCanada.com
Adele has got some moves. On Thursday night, the singer was spotted at London’s Heaven nightclub where G-A-Y was hosting its “Porn Idol” event. [readmore label=”READ MORE: ” link=”https://etcanada.com/news/865595/adeles-massive-ring-at-brit-awards-sets-off-engagement-rumors/” text=”Adele’s Massive Ring At BRIT Awards Sets Off Engagement Rumours”] Adele upped the ante by jumping up onstage after the stripping contest was over to show…etcanada.com
Peacemaker Just Confirmed a Major Character is Bisexual
On Thursday, HBO Max subscribers were treated to the seventh episode of Peacemaker, the penultimate installment of the series’ first (but hopefully not last) season. The series has peeled apart the narrative onion that is Christopher Smith / Peacemaker (John Cena), as well as a group of characters […]comicbook.com
Meet the Lesbian Co-Showrunner Queering ‘Star Trek: Discovery’
Michelle Paradise is helming the franchise toward greater LGBTQ+ representation.www.out.com
The Lesbian Writer and Her Flamboyant Gay Husband – The New York Times
Peter taught me to laugh at fate as we lived our dream. At least for a while.www.nytimes.com
let us not pretend that human rights commissions are for
lesbians, gays and bisexuals
heterosexual women of all ethnicities
and are the appearance of rights according to the dominate ethnicity of heterosexual men in the nations these commissions occur in
vs nations that have no commissions at all
and let us not pretend that trans are not sexually harassing lesbians, gays and bisexuals with the everyone is a bigot for not dating – and mischaracterizing non-procreative sexual orientation as a sexual preference.
Human Rights and Equalities Commission under fire from LGBT groups who claim it is anti-trans | Daily Mail Online
More than 20 LGBT organisations, including Stonewall, claimed the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has worked to remove legal protections for the transgender community.www.dailymail.co.uk
Dear heterosexual women, bisexual women and especially lesbians: women are not the harmers and are all vulnerable groups in 2022, same as last century
discrimination against everyone or just one demographic as if the only victim?
Rights group says LGBT campaigners trying to revoke its independent status have ‘wrong target’ | UK News | Sky News
Instead of criticising, campaign groups should work with us to stop discrimination, the Equality and Human Rights Commission says.news.sky.com
PM Scott Morrison ‘rolled’ by cabinet on Religious Discrimination deal | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture
An embarrassing cabinet leak suggests PM Scott Morrison was pushing for a ‘horse trading’ deal to push the Religious Discrimination Bill
LGBT groups ask UN to revoke status of British Equality and Human Rights Commission | The National
A GROUP of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).www.thenational.scot
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.