LGBTQ2 for February 23

BCE to The Suffragettes

1685, Germany – George Frederick Handel (23 February,1685 – 14 April, 1759)is born in Halle, Lower Saxony. He was a baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operasoratoriosanthems, and organ concertos. Handel received important training in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712. After he moved to England, a contemporary wrote “His social affectations were not strong; and to this may be imputed that he spent his whole life in a state of celibacy; that he had no female attachments of another kind may be ascribed to a better reason.” We never learned who that “better reason” was. Handel never married, and kept his personal life private. 

1778 – Prussian military genius Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794)arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Fearing prosecution for alleged indiscretions with young men back in Prussia, Steuben signed on to train George Washington’s ragtag Continental Army. Most historians consider his success at this task a major factor in the American victory. He was a Prussian and later an American military officer. He served as inspector general and a major general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. He wrote Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, the book that served as standard United States drill manual until the American Civil War. He served as General George Washington‘s chief of staff in the final years of the war. Von Steuben was most likely gay. His exits from the court of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and from Paris were under clouds of accusation of homosexual activity. Von Steuben arrived in the United States with his 17-year-old secretary, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, who is rumored to have been his lover. At Valley Forge, he began close relationships with Benjamin Walker and William North, then both military officers in their 20s, which are assumed by many to have been romantic. Because homosexuality was criminalized at the time, records of his relationships are limited to references in correspondences. Von Steuben formally adopted Walker and North and made them his heirs. A third young man, John W. Mulligan Jr. (1774–1862), also considered himself one of Steuben’s “sons,” inherited Von Steuben’s vast library, collection of maps and $2,500 in cash.

1892 – Alice Mitchel (November 26, 1872- March 31, 1898), 19, kills Freda Ward (1875-1892), 17, at the docks in Memphis as a result of jealousy. The story made national headlines for months. The two girls had planned to marry but Alice was furious that Freda had admitted to romantic feelings for two men. Mitchell was subsequently found insane by means of a jury inquisition and placed in a psychiatric hospital until her death in 1898. The case, exploited by sensationalist press, focused attention of the sexual attachments of women and drew out into the public discourse discussions of lesbianism. The case was headlined as “A Very Unnatural Crime” across the country, and influenced the popular literature of the era which began to depict lesbians as “murderous” and “masculine”. One identity was the “mannish lesbian” creating dialogue of gender expression.

1933, Germany – Adolf Hitler’s government launches the Nazi persecution of homosexuals with directives to close gay and lesbian clubs, ban pornography and homophile publications, and dissolve homosexual rights groups.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 – Carl Wittman (February 23, 1943 – January 22, 1986) is born. He was a member of the national council of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and later an activist for LGBT rights. He co-authored “An Interracial Movement of the Poor?” (1963)  with Tom Hayden and wrote “A Gay Manifesto” (1970). In 1971, Wittman moved to Wolf Creek, OR, with his then-partner, Stevens McClave. Two years later, he began a long-term relationship with a fellow war resister Allan Troxler. In the early 1980s, Wittman created the North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Health Project (LGHP) with David Jolly, Timmer McBride, and Aida Wakil to address the health needs of sexual minorities in that state.Wittman declined hospital treatment for AIDS and committed suicide by drug overdose at home in North Carolina.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-23-1952   Christopher Bram – Born in Kempsville, Virginia. He is a gay American author. He won Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Fiction. 

His gay themed novels are about gay life in the 1970s. He has also written or co-written several screenplays, including two shorts directed by his partner, Draper Shreeve. Bram’s 1995 novel Father of Frankenstein, about film director James Whale, was made into the 1998 movie Gods and Monsters, starring Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendan Fraser. The film was written and directed by Bill Condon, who won an Academy Award for the adapted screenplay. In 2013 his book Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America won the Randy Shilts Award. He lives in Greenwich Village and teaches at New York University.

February 23, 1954

The first mass polio vaccination was administered to a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School and the Watson Home for Children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the city where Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the vaccine. Later, the first community in the world to have every citizen under age 40 inoculated with the three-shot Salk vaccine series was the small western Kansas town appropriately named  Protection.

02-23-1954   Bishop Mary Douglas Glasspool – Born in Staten 

Island, New York. Glasspool is the 17th woman and the first open lesbian elected Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Her election has gained worldwide attention in the ongoing debate about gay bishops in Anglican Church. Glasspool has been serving as Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of New York since 2016. 

February 23, 1957

Closeted Then Actor Tab Hunter had the top tune on the UK chart with “Young Love” for the first of a three week run.

02-23-1959 Karin Wolff – Born in Darmstadt, Germany. She is a German politician, teacher, and writer. In 1995 Wolff became a member 

of the conservative Christian Democratic Union and in the same year, she became a member of parliament in Hesse. Wolff became minister in Hesse on April 7, 1999. She has written two books on children and education. Wolff lives in Darmstadt in an open lesbian relationship.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-23-1970   Niecy Nash (b. Carol Denise Nash) – Born in Palmdale, California. She is an American comedian, actress, television host, model, and producer. Nash hosted the Style Network show Clean House from 2003

 to 2010, for which she won an Emmy Award in 2010. From 2003-2009, she played the role of Deputy Raineesha Williams in the Comedy Central comedy series Reno 911!. For her performance as nurse Denise “DiDi” Ortley in the HBO comedy Getting On (2013-2015) she received two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2017, she began starring as Desna Simms, a leading character in the TNT crime comedy-drama Claws. In 2018, Nash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has been married and divorced twice and has three children by her first marriage. In 2020, Nash announced that she and singer Jessica Betts had married and came out as bisexual.

February 23, 1971

Suzi Quatro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Devil Gate Drive’, the singers second UK No.1 .

02-23-1972 Michael Ausiello – Born in Rahway, New Jersey. He is an American television journalist and actor. He was the Senior Writer at 

TV Guide for Entertainment Weekly and posted his first blog for them on July 2, 2008. On October 4, 2010, he departed from Entertainment Weekly to join Jay Penske’s Mail.com Media, where he launched a new TV site, TVLine.com. He has appeared in a few cameo roles on episodes of TV series the Gilmore GirlsVeronica Mars, and Scrubs. Ausiello is openly gay and is married to photographer Kit Cowan.

1977: 

After a television producer cancels plans to develop a weekly series around her, Anita Bryant complains to the press that she is being “blacklisted” in Hollywood because of her crusade against homosexuals.

1978

Grammies Song of the Year was tied between “Love Theme from A Star is Born” by Paul Williams And Barbra Streisand and Joe Brooks’ “You Light Up My Life.”

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

1980

Queen had Billboard’s top tune with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, a song that Freddie Mercury later revealed came to him while he was taking a bath.

1985

“Careless Whisper” from Wham!  was #1 on the AC chart for the third straight week.

Like a Virgin was #1 on the Album chart for Madonna.

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

1990, Taiwan – The first Lesbian organization for Chinese-speaking women in Asia is formed. The group is called Women zhi jizn (Between Us).

1991

Whitney Houston reached #1 with “All the Man That I Need”—amazingly, her ninth chart topper in five years. The formula of recording old hits continued to pay off, as the original version was by Sister Sledge in 1982.

Mariah Carey hit #4 with “Someday and #5 Celine Dion with “Where Does My Heart Beat Now

1994

US Senator Carol Moseley-Braun presides over a Judiciary Juvenile Justice Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, where the issue of the day is Rap recording lyrics. Dionne Warwick called it “pornography”, while others say it is merely poetry with a beat.

1999

Homophobe Eminem’s second album, “The Slim Shady LP,” was released.

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

2002

Beginning in folk music, The Disco Kings: The Bee Gees made their final concert appearance when they performed at the Love and Hope Ball in Miami Beach, Florida.

2006

The iTunes Music Store reached 1 billion songs sold.

The iTunes Music Store reached 15 million videos sold.

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

2011 – Hawaii’s Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a civil union law in 2010 but her successor, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, makes it the first law he signs on this day.

2011 –Attorney General Eric Holder releases a statement regarding lawsuits challenging The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)Section 3. He wrote:After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny. The President has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the President has instructed the Department not to defend the statute in such cases.”In United States v. Windsor (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) struck down the act’s provisions disallowing same-sex marriages to be performed under federal jurisdiction.

2022

bothered that others exist and that white heterosexual men are not central nor relevant…

White man slams store over Black History Month, LGBT display

Video shows right-wing rabble rouser Ethan Schmidt slamming a store’s Black History Month display.nypost.com

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/1645627604-israel-record-amount-of-lgbt-phobic-cases-reported-in-2021

religion is an idea and without violence, it is a poor player in the idea marketplace for demanding to not be questioned.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Clash Between Religion and LGBT Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christianwww.insurancejournal.com

Israel: Record Amount Of LGBT-phobic Cases Reported In 2021 – I24NEWS

‘This is a resounding warning light to the state and government,’ says the president of Aguda – Click the link for more details.www.i24news.tv

religion is the historic problem…. so why be that?

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/can-you-be-both-queer-and-christian-halifax-black-film-festival-documentary-poses-question-1.5792556

Can you be both queer and Christian? Halifax Black Film Festival documentary poses question | CTV News

The 6th annual Halifax Black Film Festival will take place virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and one of the films receiving a lot of attention is “With Wonder.”atlantic.ctvnews.ca

https://www.econotimes.com/Safe-online-spaces-an-increasingly-vital-lifeline-for-LGBT-teens-1627787

Safe online spaces an increasingly vital lifeline for LGBT teens – EconoTimes

EconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insights for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.www.econotimes.com

https://themorningnews.org/p/nearly-21-of-gen-z-identifies-as-lgbt

Nearly 21% of Gen Z identifies as LGBTthemorningnews.org

when Lesbians are being exiled and openly fetishized, this is not much of a meaningful list

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19945666.stonewall-top-100-lgbt-inclusive-employers-scottish-government-makes-list/

Stonewall top 100 LGBT inclusive employers: Scottish Government makes the list | The National

THE Scottish Government has been listed as one of Stonewall’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers in the UK.www.thenational.scot

China and Russia are best nation buddies in 2022….

China bans gay dating app Grindr, encroaching LGBT rights: Thinktank – ThePrint

Beijing [China], February 23 (ANI): China has removed one of the most popular gay dating apps, Grindr from several of its app stores further encroaching upon the basic rights of the LGBT community, reported a Canada-based thinktank, International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS). Grindr is a location-based social networking and online dating app for […]theprint.in

https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/national-lottery-applauding-dance-charity-for-celebrating-scotlands-lgbt-heritage-162537295.html

National Lottery applauding dance charity for celebrating Scotland’s LGBT heritage

A charity is celebrating Scotland’s LGBT+ heritage and culture by bringing the community’s experiences to life with an oral history project.ca.movies.yahoo.com

meanwhile the harsh heterosexual reality….

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/home-office-still-turning-lgbt-asylum-seekers-away-claiming-they-can-hide-their-sexuality

Home Office still turning LGBT asylum-seekers away claiming they can hide their sexuality | Morning Star

The Supreme Court found in 2010 that the Home Office’s refusal of claims for this reasoning was discriminatory and unlawfulmorningstaronline.co.uk

identify as one thing, are another, eh

there is a difference between not wanting to be heterosexual

and really not being one

and self identity into demographics differs not from the oppression that formed them

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/23/lgbtq-voters-gen-z-midterms/

Analysis | What will the midterms look like now that more than 7 percent of Americans identify as LGBT?

With most of the increase among Gen Z, political groups may wish to target their youth get-out-the-vote efforts accordingly.www.washingtonpost.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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 February 16

BCE to The Suffragettes

February 16, 1862

At Fort Donelson, Tennessee during the U.S. Civil War, approximately 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

1886 – The term “Boston Marriage,” which describes a long-term cohabiting relationship between two women, is written for the first time. Novelist Henry James uses it in his book The Bostonians. Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. Born in the United States, James largely relocated to Europe as a young man and eventually settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick‘s (May 2, 1950 – April 12, 2009) Epistemology of the Closet made a landmark difference to Jamesian scholarship by arguing that he be read as a homosexual writer whose desire to keep his sexuality a secret shaped his layered style and dramatic artistry.

02-16-1893 – 06-09-1974 Katharine Cornell – Born in Berlin, German Empire to American parents. She was an American stage actress, writer, 

theatre owner, and producer. Known as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. In 1948 she won a Tony Award for Anthony and Cleopatra, it was the first time any actor, male or female, had won a Tony Award playing a Shakespearean role. She won many other awards, including in 1937, the Chi Omega Sorority’s National Achievement Award that was presented to her by Eleanor Roosevelt at a White House reception. She married Guthrie McClintic  (August 6, 1893 – October 29, 1961), a successful theatre director, film director, and producer based in New York, in 1921, but it is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and McClintic was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage.. They formed a production team M.C. & C. Company, which produced all her plays. He directed every play she starred in. She only appeared in one Hollywood film, Stage Door Canteen (1943), in which she played herself. She was a member of the “sewing circles” in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton (July 27, 1908 – February 18, 1985), Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968), and Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) , among others. 

02-16-1926 — 07-25-2003   John Schlesinger – Born in Hampstead, London, England in a Jewish family. He was an English film and stage director, and actor. His acting career began in the 1950s where he had many supporting roles in British films. In the 1960s, he gave up acting and concentrated on a directing career. Schlesinger won the Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy (1969)and was nominated for the same award for Darling (1965)and Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)Other films he is remembered by are Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), The Day of the Locust (1975), and Marathon Man (9176). Schlesinger was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1970 and as a resident of Palm Springs, California, he had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 2003. On New Year’s Day 2001 he suffered a stroke. On July 24, 2003, he was taken off life support at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. He was survived by his partner of over 30 years, photographer Michael Childers.

02-16-1937   Paul Bailey – Place of birth unknown. He was a British writer and critic. He is also the author of several

 novels  as well as biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp. Bailey has also written for plays for radio and television. In 2001, Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Naomi Jacob, Fred Barnes and Arthur Marshall was published. In 1990 he wrote a childhood memoir called An Immaculate Mistake. It told of growing up working-class, clever and gay in south London during and after the WWII. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-16-1953 Steve Kmetko – Born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He was a E! cable network entertainment reporter. In 1999, he gave 

an official “coming out” interview to The Advocate’s Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, citing his reason for doing it: “It’s like what Nathan Lane told you when he came out in The Advocate. It’s about what happened to Matthew Shepard. By making this simple statement, maybe people will think twice about other gay people they encounter. Hopefully they’ll look at me and say, ‘Well, he’s succeeded and came out and has a pretty good life.” Kmetko now trains celebrities on the art of being interviewed.

1957

Closeted Tab Hunter’s “Young Love” begins a six-week run at #1 in America.

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

02-16-1962 – 11-13-2004 John Balance – Born in Mansfield, United 

Kingdom. He was an English musician. One of the most influential figures in the industrial, experimental minimalist, and neofolk music scenes. Balance died after falling from a two story balcony at his home. He was survived by his partner, the artist Ian Johnstone.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-16-1970 Kevin Allison – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an LGBT 

comedic writer and actor. He is best known as a writing and performing member of The State on MTV. Allison came out as gay to the national media at 24 when The State began airing in 1994. Allison has taught comedy and storytelling classes at New York University, the People’s Improv Theatre in New York City, and the Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia.

1974

Barbra Streisand had her second #1 song as “The Way We Were” reached the top spot.  at #8  Olivia Newton-John’s first big hit “Let Me Be There” on the songs charts ,with the USA Lp charts: Former #1 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John at #5,

1975

February 16, 1975

Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show  premiered on CBS with guest stars Elton John and Bette Midler. The series lasted for two seasons.. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher’s new show featured a female guest each week.

1978

1978

The film ABBA: The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square’s Warner Theatre.

  

John Tartaglia – Born in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. He is an American puppeteer, actor, singer, and dancer. At the age of 16, he joined Sesame Street’s puppetry team in a part-time capacity, making him one of the youngest Sesame Street puppeteers in the show’s history. He became a full-time part of Sesame Street at the age of 18. Tartaglia created and puppeteered the roles of Princeton (a recent college grad) and Rod (a closeted Republican investment banker) in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. For his roles, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2004. In 2004, he helped to raise $525,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tartaglia is openly gay. Regarding the matter, he stated, “I’m less worried about being a positive role as a gay person than making sure there’s no negative stereotypes of any sort.” He married Michael Shawn Lewis in New York in 2012.

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

1980

Barry Manilow was on top of the Adult Contemporary chart with “When I Wanted You”.  It was his 17th AC hit, and an incredible 16 of those had gone Top 10 with 10 #1’s in just six years of his career.

on charts  Queen was up to #2 although many stations already had “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” #1. 

02-16-1982 Marie-Ève Nault – Born in Trois-Rivières, Canada. She is a 

Canadian soccer player. Nault represented Canada women’s national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which won the bronze medal. She was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

02-16-1982   Ralph Shortey – Born in Casper, Wyoming and a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He is an American former Republican politician 

and was convicted of child sex trafficking. In early December 2017, police arrested Shortey at a motel where he was found with a 17-year-old male prostitute. It later came out that the two had sex at least twice during the year before he was arrested. As a Republican in the Oklahoma State Senate, he advocated “family values.” The Associated Press reported that as a state senator, Shortey “routinely voted with his Republican colleagues on bills targeting gay and transgender people,” including a measure passed in 2017 to allow business owners to discriminate against LGBT people. Shortey was also known for his imposing size. He’s 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 315 pounds. Shortey was married and has four daughters. Once divorced, his wife and children changed their last name. On September 17, 2018, he received a sentence of 15 years in prison, and 10 years of supervised release. Shortey was also ordered to pay $125,000 in restitution to the seventeen-year-old.

1985

“Careless Whisper” by Wham! began a three week stay at the top of the Billboard chart. An 18-year-old George Michael had written the melody four years earlier while riding on a bus.

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

1990

Singer k.d. lang was pictured on the cover of the first issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Famed pop artist Keith Haring dies from AIDS at 31.  Six months earlier he had been quoted as saying, “The hardest thing is just knowing that there’s so much more stuff to do.”  He was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring’s work grew to iconic popularity from his exuberant spontaneous drawings in New York City subways – chalk outlines on blank black advertising-space backgrounds – depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs. After public recognition he created larger scale works such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has become a widely recognized visual language. His later work often addressed political and societal themes – especially homosexuality and AIDS – through his own unique iconography.

1991,

Whitney Houston had her 8th #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”

Queen, which was always bigger in their native England, scored their seventh #1 album in the U.K. with Innuendo.

London: The Direct Action group OUTRAGE! organizes a gay and lesbian kiss-in at Piccadilly Circus in protest of a section of the Sexual Offences Act that makes public displays of affection between men illegal. Also this day in London, 7,000 demonstrators march to protest the recent arrest of gay male s/m devotees and other anti-gay/lesbian initiatives.

1997 – An episode of the Simpsons called “Homer’s Phobia” airs, exploring gay themes.

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

2001

Sex researcher/author  William Masters, of the research and writing team of Masters and (Virginia) Johnson, died of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 85. (Human Sexual Response, Human Sexual Inadequacy)

2006

Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumor that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.

2007

Britney Spears had a breakdown and shaved her head.

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

2015 – Lesbian singer Leslie Gore (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015) dies at 68.  She was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16 (in 1963) she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party“, and followed it up with other hits including “Judy’s Turn to Cry“, “She’s a Fool“, “You Don’t Own Me“, “Maybe I Know” and “California Nights“. Gore also worked as an actress and composed songs with her brother, Michael Gore, for the 1980 film Fame, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She hosted an LGBT-oriented public television show, In the Life, on American TV in the 2000s, and was active until 2014. In a 2005 interview with After Ellen, she stated she was a lesbian and had been in a relationship with luxury jewelry designer Lois Sasson since 1982.  She had known since she was 20 and stated that although the music business was “totally homophobic,” she never felt she had to pretend she was straight. At the time of her death, Gore and her partner Lois Sasson had been together for 33 years.

2016 – Washington State Supreme Court rules against discrimination based on sexual orientation in the “gay wedding flowers” case. The Washington Supreme Court rules unanimously that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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 February 14

BCE to The Suffragettes

02-14-1847 – 07-02-1919   Anna Howard Shaw – Born in Newcastle-upon-

Tyne, England. When she was four, she and her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the U.S. In 1887, Shaw met Susan B. Anthony. Shaw played a key role in the merging of Susan B. Anthony’s suffrage group with that of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s. It became the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and beginning in 1904, Shaw was its president for the next eleven years. Shaw’s life-partner was Lucy Elmina Anthony, niece of Susan B. Anthony. Shaw and Anthony lived together for thirty years, and she was by her bedside when she died. Her 1915 speech “The Fundamental Principle of a Republic” was listed as #27 in American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century.

02-14-1890 – 12-16-1956 Nina Hamnett – Born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 

Wales. She was a Welsh artist, writer, and an expert on sailors’ chanteys (maritime songs sung by the sailors as they worked). Called the Queen of Bohemia, Hamnett was unconventional and openly bisexual. Her friends included Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Serge Diaghilev, and Jean Cocteau. In 1932, she published Laughing Torso, a memoir about her bohemian life. It was a best seller in the UK and the US. In 1956, she fell out of her apartment window. It was never determined if she fell because she was drunk or if it was suicide.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008) and Phyllis Lyon (born November 10, 1924)meet in 1950, become partners in 1952. On this day in 1953 they moved in together. They founded Daughters of Bilitis and, decades later, were the first couple in the U.S. to be legally married.

1953 – British-American writer, Christopher Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986), 48, meets  portrait artistDon Bachardy (born May 18, 1934), 18, in California. They were partners until Isherwood’s death in 1986.

February 14, 1956

Actor Tab Hunter receives over 62,000 Valentines from a large following of female fans. A year later, he would have his first hit record with “Young Love”. His Heartthrob Status faded, and in the 1970s, he would make Jon Waters movies and later come out as gay, exposing the sexual oppression in Hollywood. 

February 14, 1958

On CBS-TV, Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government had banned rock ‘n’ roll because it was against the concepts of Islam and also a health hazard. Iranian doctors backed up the government’s “unhealthy” claim, warning of hip damage due to “extreme gyrations.”

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

02-14-1961 Shannon Price Minter – Place of birth unknown, he grew up in 

East Texas. He is a transgender man and legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Minter first gained national recognition in 2001 when he represented Sharon Smith, the domestic partner of Diane Whipple who was killed by dog mauling in San Francisco. He won the case. In 2009, Minter was the lead attorney arguing before the California Supreme Court to overturn California Proposition 8. He has taught law at Stanford University, Golden Gate University, and Santa Clara University.

02-14-1962 – 05-07-2002 Kevyn Aucoin – Born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was an American make-up artist, photographer, and author. He realized he 

was gay at the age of six. Aucoin moved to New York City and was discovered by Vogue. His career took off after his cover shoot with Vogue’s supermodel Cindy Crawford. At his peak, he would  be booked months in advance and could command as much as $6,000 for a makeup session. Aucoin’s parents eventually came to accept his homosexuality and started a chapter of P-FLAG in Lafayette, Louisiana. Aucoin was diagnosed with a rare pituitary tumor. He died on May 7th, 2002 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

February 14, 1967

Aretha Franklin recorded one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*–“Respect” at Atlantic Records Studio in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

The musical “Grease,” starring Barry Bostwick and Adrienne Barbeau, opened Off Broadway at the Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan. The production moved to Broadway and the Broadhurst Theatre on June 7, 1972. Two more theaters and 3,388 performances later, the show closed on April 13, 1980.

Canada – In Toronto Judge Sydney Harris finds Pink Triangle Press, publisher of The Body Politic, and three officers not guilty of publishing obscenity

First meeting of the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, named for the partner of Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946), takes place in San Francisco. It was founded by political activist Jim Foster, becoming the country’s first gay Democratic political club. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of PittsburghPennsylvania, and raised in OaklandCalifornia, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo PicassoErnest HemingwayF. Scott FitzgeraldSinclair LewisEzra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.Alice Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century, and the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein.

02-14-1972   Angela Craig – Born in West Helena, Arkansas. She is an 

American politician from the state of Minnesota representing the 2nd district. In 2018, she defeated the Republican and became the first openly lesbian mother to be elected to Congress, the first woman to be elected in Minnesota’s 2nd district, and the first openly gay person elected to Congress from Minnesota. Crain and her wife, Cheryl Greene, have four children. 

February 14, 1973

A male fan tries to kiss David Bowie, who was wearing a white dress during his Valentine’s Day show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Which  David Bowie collapsed at the end of, reportedly from exhaustion.

February 14, 1977

US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.

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

1981

ABBA continued to have the #1 Adult Contemporary song with the fantastic “The Winner Takes It All”.

02-14-1984 Wes Goodman – Born in Morrow County, Ohio. He is a former 

American politician who was the state representative for the 87th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican that voted anti-LGBT and described himself as a conservative Christian and supporter of “traditional marriage.” On November 14, 2017, Goodman resigned his seat after being caught having sex in his office with another man. Following his resignation, additional men came forward saying Goodman had sex with them. Goodman also sought men on Craig’s list. Another example of a Republican hypocrite.

1984, Australia – Elton John (25 March 1947)marries German recording tech Renate Blauel in Sydney. They divorce in 1988 after he comes out as gay. John is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In 1993, he began a relationship with  David Furnish(born 25 October 1962), a former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto, Canada. On December 21, 2005 (the day the UK Civil Partnership Act became law), John and Furnish were among the first couples in the UK to form a civil partnership, which was held at the Windsor Guildhall. After marriageequality became legal in England in March 2014, John and Furnish married in Windsor, Berkshire, on December 21, 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership. They have two sons.

1985

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine’s Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, “You Give Good Love” (#3), “Saving All My Love For You” (#1), “How Will I Know” (#1), and “Greatest Love Of All” (#1).

1988: Three lesbian guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show are introduced as “women who hate men.” Yolanda Retter Vargas (December 4, 1947 – August 18, 2007)and two other women spoke of  “lesbian separatism,” an offshoot of a feminist movement that strikes against male patriarchy in all levels of society. Vargas, then Director of Women’s Programs at LA’s Lesbian Center, and her friends were introduced as “women who hate men,” a label that made it all the easier for bigots to hate them and for LGBT activists to compare the women to conservatives. It was not a high-point for lesbians, feminists or Oprah, and was just one of the many sensationalized gay stories Oprah covered during this era. In addition to a comparatively progressive 1986 episode on homophobia, Oprah aired “Women Who Turn to Lesbianism” (1988), “All The Family is Gay” (1991), “Straight Spouses and Gay Ex-Husbands” (1992) and “Lesbians and Gay Baby Boom” (1993). Oprah has since become a vocal supporter for equality and LGBT civil rights off-camera, too, and in 2013 suggested that same-sex couples can actually help strengthen the institution of marriage.

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

1991 – San Francisco becomes the first city to register same-sex domestic partners.

1992

Wayne’s World, the motion picture starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, opens in movie theaters across the US. The use of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the film propelled the song to No.2 on the US singles charts nearly 20 years after its first release.

1998

Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

1999

Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV Elton John did a version of “Your Song” on an episode  titled “I’m With Cupid.”

The “Titanic” Soundtrack was the #1 album for the fourth straight week.  Celine Dion was a solid #2 with Let’s Talk About Love.  Listeners couldn’t get enough of the song “My Heart Will Go On”, which was on both albums.  The “Spiceworld” Soundtrack by the Spice Girls was next, #6   The Backstreet Boys with their debut and the first Spice Girls album, Spice, moved back up to #10 after 52 weeks of release.

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

2001

“Timeless–Live in Concert,” winner of four Emmy Awards and billed as Barbra Streisand‘s farewell concert, aired on Fox-TV.

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

2012,

Uganda – Police raid an LGBT Rights conference after the state minister orders the conference to be stopped.

Whitney Houston, whose majestic voice helped her place 32 songs on the Billboard Pop chart between 1985 and 2001, passed away at the age of 48. Daughter of Cissy Houston of The Sweet Inspirations. Whitney’s own daughter would die the same manner the following year.

Whitney – the Final Elvis Career Move

02-14-2013

In a historic Valentine’s Day vote, the Illinois Senate passed a bill clearing the way for same-sex couples to be legally 

married in the Land of Lincoln. The bill was delayed by the House until November 5, 2013, which passed an amended version of the bill by a narrow margin. Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Illinois since being signed into law by Governor Par Quinn on November 20, 2013. It took effect on June 1 ,2014. (The state had civil unions available for same-sex couples since June 2011.)

2015

Lady Gaga got engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!,” she captioned a photo of a heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram two days later. They split up in 2016.

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link

events link

~~~~

last year on this blog:

Our Daily Elvis

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 February 2

BCE to The Suffragettes

1711, Austria – The great Austrian statesman Prince Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz (2 February 1711 – 27 June 1794)was born in Vienna. He was an Austrian and Czech diplomat and statesman in the Habsburg Monarchy. A proponent of enlightened absolutism, he held the office of State Chancellor for about four decades and was responsible for the foreign policies during the reigns of Maria TheresaJoseph II, and Leopold II. In 1764, he was elevated to the noble rank of a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire  Single-handedly he engineered an alliance between traditional enemies France and England, Eccentric, arrogant, conceited and always happy to hear the sound of his own voice, he is said to have had a virtual harem of young men. 

1859, UK – Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 – 8 July 1939) was born in Croydon, England. He was an English physician, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, as well as transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. Ellis was among the pioneering investigators of psychedelic drugs and the author of one of the first written reports to the public about an experience with mescaline, which he conducted on himself in 1896. Like many intellectuals of his era, he supported eugenics and he served as president of the Eugenics Society. His monumental seven volume “Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1897- 1928) changed the Western attitude to sex in the late Victorian age. In November 1891, at the age of 32, and reportedly still a virgin, Ellis married the English writer and proponent of women’s rightsEdith Lees (1861-1916). From the beginning, their marriage was unconventional, as Edith Lees was openly lesbian. At the end of the honeymoon, Ellis went back to his bachelor rooms in Paddington. She lived at Fellowship House. Their “open marriage” was the central subject in Ellis’s autobiography, My Life.

xuan-dieu

02-02-1916 – 12-18-1985 Xuan Dieu – Born in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. He was a prominent Vietnamese poet. He was married for only six months without consummating the marriage before divorcing from his wife. Many people believe that he was gay along with his lifelong friend, the famous poet, Huy Can, as shown through his many love poems dedicated to various men. In 1993, the writer To Hoal confirmed that Xuan Dieu was reprimanded while in Viet Minh for molesting other men in bed. He wrote about 450 poems, especially love poems, several short stories and many notes, essays and literary criticisms. A street in Hanoi is named after him.

02-02-1923 – 11-12-2017 Liz Smith (Mary Elizabeth Smith) – Born in Fort Worth, Texas. She was an American gossip columnist. She was known as “The Grand Dame of Dish.” She is the only 

liz-smith

columnist to ever have her column printed in three major New York City papers at the same time. Her 2000 memoir, Natural Blonde, made the New York Best Seller list. As of September 11, 2012, she wrote a blog for the Huffington Post. She acknowledged her bisexuality in her memoirs. But in the December 5, 2000 issue of The Advocate, Smith confided in Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, that it isn’t her nature to be a role model in the LGBT movement. However she admitted: “I think that my relationships with women were always much more emotionally satisfying and comfortable [than with men]. And a lot of my relationships with men were more flirtatious and adversarial. I just never felt I was wife material. I always felt that I was a great girlfriend.” She raised millions of dollars for charities. She had a long-term relationship with archaeologist Iris Love.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-02-1954 Frank G. Ferri – Born in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives serving the 22nd district. Ferri is 

frank-g-ferri

the former chair of Marriage Equality RI. He is openly gay and is one of four out LGBT members of the Rhode Island General Assembly. His campaigns have won the support of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. He is married to Tony Caparco.

1957

Closeted Actor Tab Hunter topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with his version of “Young Love”. A month later, the record would rise to #1 on the Billboard chart where it would stay for six weeks.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972) was an American playwright, poet and novelist who lived as an expatriate in Paris.

Natalie Clifford Barney – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Natalie_Clifford_Barney

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org › place_settings › na…Natalie Barney was both a poet and a prose writer, who was famous for her weekly salons, which gathered together many of the twentieth century’s greatest …

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

1988, UK – Three women protest the potential Clause 28 by swinging on ropes off the public gallery into the chamber of the House of Lords. Their shouts of “Lesbians are angry!” and “It’s our lives you’re dealing with” distill the current mood of British lesbian and gay activists, galvanized as never before in opposition to the bill. Clause 28 was enacted on 24 May 1988, and stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”. It was repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland by the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, one of the first pieces of legislation enacted by the new Scottish Parliament, and on 18 November 2003 in the rest of the United Kingdom by section 122 of the Local Government Act 2003. The law’s existence caused many groups to close or limit their activities or self-censor. For example, a number of lesbian, gay and bisexual student support groups in schools and colleges across Britain were closed owing to fears by council legal staff that they could breach the act.

1989

George Michael accepts an apology and an undisclosed cash settlement from The Sun newspaper to settle a libel suit after the publication printed an article that claimed that Michael was drunk and abusive at a party hosted by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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

1991

Whitney Houston achieved her 12th Top 10 in her last 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”.

02-02-1994 – 01-10-2019   Kevin Fret – Born in Puerto Rico.

He 

was a Puerto Rican singer and the first openly gay Latin trap artist (music subgenre that originated in Puerto Rico. Trap music details “la calle” or the streets — hustling, sex, and drugs). His single, Soy Asi (I’m Like This) released on April 7, 2018, was featured on Mike Durna’s song and video, Diferente (Different), released on July 18, 2018. Writer Samy Nemir Olivares described Fret as being known for “breaking gender norms…and stigma about being gay, gender nonconfroming, and expressing gender identity freely — in a country where gay people still get mocked, bullied, and killed.” On January 10, 2019, Fret was shot and killed while riding his motorcycle in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1997

Boy George was roughed up by two bouncers after he tried to jump the queue outside The Ministry Of Sound in London where George had been a guest DJ.

1999

– Prince released “1999 New Master.” It was a re-release and re-done version of the 1982 version of the song “1999.”
Today in Prince history

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

2001

The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez, was the #1 movie in the United States, making Ms. Lopez the only person in history to own a #1 album (J. Lo) and #1 movie simultaneously.  Barbra Streisand nearly pulled it off in 1974, but her album and movie (The Way We Were) were #1 a week apart.

2002

Britney Spears was the host and musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

2003

Falsely marketed as a lesbian Russian girl duo: Tatu,  started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All The Things She Said’. The song had been a hit on the Russian charts three years earlier. Tatu were the first Russian act to score a UK No 1.

Feb. 2, 2005, the first Transgender Europe (TGEU) was formed in Austria. The organization is a network of different organizations of transgender and transsexual variants, as well as other like-minded people to combat discrimination and support trans people rights. It was founded during the 1st European Transgender Council as “European Transgender Network” in Vienna. Today, TGEU is a European third sector, umbrella organization which works towards the full equality and inclusion of all trans people in Europe. They also run the Trans Murder Monitoring project, which records and reports those killed each year as a result of transphobia.

2004

TV network CBS apologised for its broadcast of the American Super Bowl after Janet Jackson was left exposed when Justin Timberlake ripped her top. The pair had been performing a raunchy half-time duet when one of Jackson’s breasts was exposed as Timberlake pulled at her top. CBS quickly cut away from the scene but was still flooded with calls from angry viewers about the half-time entertainment, produced by MTV. Timberlake insisted it had been an accident saying “I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the half-time performance of the Super Bowl.”

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

2022

it is not sharing a belief to repeat a groupthink talking point of religious oppressions said over centuries

it is being a judgmentalal bigot to tell others they are going to an imaginary place

https://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-student-suspended-after-sharing-lgbt-beliefs-lawsuit.htmlChristian student suspended after sharing LGBT beliefs: lawsuit | U.S. NewsA Michigan student is suing his high school and school district after being punished for sharing his religious views on LGBT issues and laughing at inappropriate jokes during a summer band camp.www.christianpost.com

this paper often shames lesbians for not dating those who are clothes from heterosexuality… and this demonstrates why self identification is predatory

lesbians are entitled to a no and defining words and relying upon own ordinary human senses

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/twisted-man-pretended-lesbian-try-hook-13-year-old-girl/Twisted man pretended to be a lesbian to try to hook up with a 13-year-old girl / LGBTQ NationHe wasn’t sending sexually explicit messages to a girl. They were going to an undercover officer…www.lgbtqnation.com

so heteros who do not want to be hetero do not get to misuse words

https://metro.co.uk/video/lesbian-woman-stays-married-soulmate-husband-2602801/Lesbian woman stays married to her ‘soulmate’ husband | Metro VideoLesbian woman stays married to her ‘soulmate’ husbandmetro.co.uk

https://popcrush.com/woman-tells-lesbian-sister-bring-male-date-wedding-reddit/Bride-To-Be Tells Lesbian Sister to Bring Groomsman as DateA Reddit user shared that her girlfriend of three years was not invited to her sister’s wedding — and she was not given a plus one, either.popcrush.com

https://76crimes.com/2022/02/02/unchanged-a-lesbian-christians-journey-through-ex-gay-life/Unchanged: A lesbian Christian’s journey through ‘ex-gay’ life – Erasing 76 CrimesGroundbreaking Ugandan LGBTQ activist Val Kalende explains how “gay conversion therapy” failed her and how she has sought to reconcile her Christian faith with her sexual orientation. K…76crimes.com

ethnicity bigoty resulting in murder in the streets is the same as homophobia/transphobia murder of men in the sheets

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/02/02/acceptance-gay-lesbian-gallup-poll/9292788002/Acceptance of gay, lesbian people in US sees boost in new Gallup poll62% of people in the U.S. say they are satisfied with the acceptance of gay and lesbian people in the country, according to a new Gallup poll.www.usatoday.com

https://pridesource.com/article/regional-lgbt-chamber-of-commerce-founder-kevin-heard-knows-that-if-detroit-wins-he-wins/Regional LGBT Chamber Of Commerce Founder Kevin Heard Knows That If Detroit Wins, He Wins – Pride SourceAs a kid, Kevin Heard, Detroit native and founder of the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, never felt like he belonged.  He grew up “in a lowerpridesource.com

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-bradbury-sullivan-lgbt-center-retirement-20220201-up3gjrvpezgc3pqocvs2c4u4zy-story.htmlAdrian Shanker, founder of Allentown’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, is resigning, leaving the Lehigh Valley – The Morning CallBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center founder and Executive Director Adrian Shanker plans to leave his position at the Allentown nonprofit at the end of March.www.mcall.com

https://www.mediavillage.com/article/black-history-month-honoring-black-lgbt-icons-and-allies/Black History Month: Honoring Black LGBT Icons and Allies | MediaVillageDr. Kryss Shane takes a look at Black LGBT+ Americans and allies who have changed the world.www.mediavillage.com

indeed. travel to a nation that will execute you for not being heterosexual and identify on your passport to them

https://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2022/02/02/lgbt-travelers-wary-about-gender-neutral-ids.htmlLGBT travelers wary about gender-neutral IDs – Thu, February 3 2022 – The Jakarta PostLesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights campaigners have applauded moves by governments from Iceland to the United States to issue gender-neutral passports.www.thejakartapost.com

given how trans rights have rolled back both heterosexual women’s rights and sexual orientation rights of gays, bisexuals and lesbians….

I can understand why heteros are resistant to giving up being allowed to oppress

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/4-february/news/world/anti-lgbt-bill-is-too-severe-say-ghana-s-bishopsAnti-LGBT Bill is ‘severe and must be reviewed’ say Ghana’s bishopsANGLICAN bishops in Ghana have spoken out about the proposed criminalisation of LGBTQ people and the…www.churchtimes.co.uk

https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/dolly-parton-you-gotta-look-a-woman-and-think-like-a-man-170513785.html

Dolly Parton talks lost Elvis song, the story behind her best ‘9 to 5’ line, and navigating showbiz: ‘You gotta look a woman and think like a man’
“There were some times that I was made to feel very uneasy, but I also knew that I was going get out of that,” says the new Rock Hall nominee, “because I have a pretty good knee, too!”
ca.movies.yahoo.comDolly Parton talks lost Elvis song, the story behind her best ‘9 to 5’ line, and navigating showbiz: ‘You gotta look a woman and think like a man’“There were some times that I was made to feel very uneasy, but I also knew that I was going get out of that,” says the new Rock Hall nominee, “because I have a pretty good knee, too!”ca.movies.yahoo.com

see also

Dear Canada Truckers who are seeking to be Canada’s January 6:

https://ninetiesdyke.home.blog/2022/02/01/dear-truckers-about-rights-and-bodies/Dear Truckers: About Rights and Bodies – Nineties Dyke“Our Bodies, Ourselves” is about abortion and reproductive rights and not complaining and whining, and threatening and bullying because rights include responsibilities like public safet…ninetiesdyke.home.blog

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link


Today in LGBTQ History | February 2 – the Montrose Centerhttps://www.montrosecenter.org › today-in-lgbtq-history-f…
Feb 2, 2017 — Today in LGBTQ History | February 2 … 2, 2005, the first Transgender Europe (TGEU) was formed in Austria. The organization is a network of …

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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 September 18

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1911 – C. E. Frommel, 20, is sentence to prison for sodomy in Washington State. He is from Kittitas County, WA and employed as a steeple jack.

1913 – Edward Sagarin (September 18, 1913 – June 10, 1986), also known by his pen name Donald Webster Cory, was an American professor of sociology and criminology at the City University of New York, and a writer. His book The Homosexual in America: A Subjective Approach, published in 1951, was considered “one of the most influential works in the history of the gay rights movement,” and inspired compassion in others by highlighting the difficulties faced by homosexuals

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 18, 1957

A record hop style show called The Big Record premieres on CBS-TV. Hostess Patti Page welcomed her guests, Sal Mineo, Billy Ward And The Dominos and Tony Bennett.

Sal Mineo – Queer Portraits in Historyhttps://www.queerportraits.com › bio › mineoMineo himself was Italian and proud of his heritage, refusing to change his last name like so many other actors of the time did. He was also openly bisexual, …

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

September 18, 1960

The Tab Hunter Show premiered on NBC-TV.


Tab Hunter: how Hollywood’s boy next door became a gay iconhttps://www.theguardian.com › film › jul › tab-hunter-…
Jul. 10, 2018 — A blonde, square-jawed and wholesome symbol of mid-century American masculinity, Hunter, born in 1931 as Arthur Gelien, was gay but kept his …

1965

on the usa song charts,  Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” came in ninth

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Bisexual Joan Baez remained on top of the Easy Listening chart for the third week with “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”.

1976

Ally and Icon: Olivia Newton-John set a chart record that still stands when “Don’t Stop Believin’” hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart.  That gave the incredible Australian songstress seven consecutive #1 songs in that format, surpassing the record of six set by fellow Australian Helen Reddy in 1975 and equaled by the Carpenters in 1976.

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

1980, Canada – The Toronto Board of Education adopts a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation while adding a clause forbidding “proselytizing of homosexuality in the schools.”

1981 – The film Mommie Dearest opens, simultaneously glorifying and condemning gay icon Joan Crawford.

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

1993

Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In Pieces’. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

Garth Brooks’ Out Half Sister and Bandmate Betsy Smittle Dies …https://www.pride.com › box-office › 2013/11/05 › gar…Nov. 5, 2013 — On November 2nd, country music lost one of its outspoken advocates for equality when Betsy Smittle, Garth Brooks out half-sister and long …

on the LP USA Charts,  Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack slipped to #10

1998

 Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2012 – Berkeley, California becomes what is thought to be the first city in the U.S. to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals. The Berkeley City Council unanimously and without discussion declared Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day.

2021

https://www.gaycitynews.com/arrests-made-in-connection-to-fatal-shooting-of-lgbtq-journalist/Men Charged in 2019 Murder of Lesbian Journalist Lyra McKeeTwo men have been arrested and charged in connection to the killing of out lesbian journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot to death while covering a riot in Northern Ireland two years ago. The Police Service of Northern Ireland apprehended the men, ranging from the ages of 19 to 33, on September 15 under the […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/16/poland-discriminated-against-gay-mother-in-custody-battle-says-european-courtPoland discriminated against gay mother in custody battle, says European court | EuronewsThe European Court of Human Rights said that Poland had discriminated against the mother because of her sexual orientation.www.euronews.com

https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/9/17/coach-fired-being-gay-was-told-hes-danger-kidsCoach Fired for Being Gay Was Told He’s a ‘Danger’ to KidsInoke Tonga, forced out as volleyball coach at a Denver Christian high school, shared his story with Ellen DeGeneres.www.advocate.com

religion is not therapy, religion is why people need therapy

https://www.wionews.com/world/new-zealand-locals-send-record-100000-submissions-to-ban-lgbt-conversion-practices-413343New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices, World News | wionews.comNew Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/scotland-national-team-send-pro-25012832Scotland national team send pro LGBT message as Rachel Corsie dons rainbow armband for Hungary clash – Daily RecordCorsie wore the Pride flag colours for the World Cup qualifier in Budapest after a controversy that arose during Euro 2020.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

https://thecurrentga.org/2021/09/17/justice-department-investigates-georgia-prisons-over-inmate-deaths-lgbt-attacks/Justice Department investigates Georgia prisons over inmate deaths, LGBT attacks – The CurrentDepartment of Justice probe will look at a correctional system where murders and suicides have spiked during the pandemic and examine allegations that staff and inmates repeatedly physically and sexually abuse LGBT inmates.thecurrentga.org

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/lgbt-senior-housing-long-island-1.50364644Locals celebrate opening of LGBT senior housing in Bay Shore | NewsdayResidents have started moving into a new Bay Shore building that community members, elected officials and other advocates celebrated Friday as the nation’s first affordable housing complex for LGBT sewww.newsday.com

Texas always has to do everything more and bigger, eh

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-LGBT-Texans-face-double-the-national-16465204.phpOpinion: LGBT Texans face double the national discrimination rate. Pass the Equality Act.The Equality Act will provide national protections for LGBT people.www.houstonchronicle.com

https://globalnews.ca/news/8200407/anti-gay-street-preacher-assault-vancouver-man/No jail time for anti-gay street preacher who broke Vancouver man’s leg | Globalnews.caDorre Shepherd Love pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge on Friday.globalnews.ca

O’Toole’s strategy, which has included disavowing positions held dear by his party’s base on issues such as climate change, guns and balanced budgets, is designed to appeal to a broader cross-section of voters in a country that tends to be far more liberal than its southern neighbor. Whether moderate Canadians believe O’Toole is the progressive conservative he claims and whether it has alienated conservatives have become central questions of the election campaign.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/09/17/trudeau-otoole-canada-politics-conservative-241460In Canada, a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Conservative is seeking to unseat Justin Trudeau | America MagazineThe man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada”—and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it toward the political center.www.americamagazine.org

cited sources

Today in LGBT History – September 18 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

queer music for feb 16

1957
Tab Hunter’s “Young Love” begins a six-week run at #1 in America.

February 16, 1974
Barbra Streisand had her second #1 song as “The Way We Were” reached the top spot.

Olivia Newton-John’s first big hit “Let Me Be There” was number 6

on the LP chart
Former #1 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John at #5

February 16, 1975
Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show premiered on CBS with guest stars Elton John and Bette Midler. The series lasted for two seasons.. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher’s new show featured a female guest each week.

1978

The film ABBA: The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square’s Warner Theatre.

1980
Barry Manilow was on top of the Adult Contemporary chart with “When I Wanted You”. It was his 17th AC hit, and an incredible 16 of those had gone Top 10 with 10 #1’s in just six years of his career.

Queen was up to #2 although many stations already had “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” #1.

1985
“Careless Whisper” by Wham! began a three week stay at the top of the Billboard chart. An 18-year-old George Michael had written the melody four years earlier while riding on a bus.

Wham! hit #1 with “Careless Whisper”.

1990

Singer k.d. lang was pictured on the cover of the first issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

1991
Whitney Houston had her 8th #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”

Queen, which was always bigger in their native England, scored their seventh #1 album in the U.K. with Innuendo.

2001

Sex researcher/author William Masters, of the research and writing team of Masters and (Virginia) Johnson, died of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 85. (Human Sexual Response, Human Sexual Inadequacy)

2006

Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumor that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.

2015
Leslie Gore, who placed eleven songs on the Billboard Top 40 between 1963 and 1967, including “It’s My Party”, “Judy’s Turn To Cry”, She’s A Fool” and “You Don’t Own Me”, died of cancer at the age of 68.

\ American singer, songwriter, actress and activist, Lesley Gore, died of lung cancer aged 68. She is best known for the 1963 US No.1 & UK No.9 single ‘It’s My Party’ which was produced by Quincy Jones. Gore composed songs for the soundtrack of the 1980 film Fame, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for ‘Out Here on My Own’, written with her brother Michael.

queer music by and inclusive of for Feb 14, 2021

February 14, 1956
Actor Tab Hunter receives over 62,000 Valentines from a large following of female fans. A year later, he would have his first hit record with “Young Love”. His Heartthrob Status faded, and in the 1970s, he would make Jon Waters movies and later come out as gay, exposing the sexual oppression in Hollywood.

February 14, 1973
A male fan tries to kiss David Bowie, who was wearing a white dress during his Valentine’s Day show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Which David Bowie collapsed at the end of, reportedly from exhaustion.

1974
Rolling Stone reported that David Bowie had turned down a Gay Liberation group who asked him to compose the “world’s first Gay National Anthem.”

February 14, 1977
US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.

1981
ABBA continued to have the #1 Adult Contemporary song with the fantastic “The Winner Takes It All”.

1984

Rod Stewart and Olivia Newton-John are among the guests at Elton John‘s marriage to studio engineer, Renate Blauel, in Sydney, Australia. The couple stayed together for four years, although John later admitted he knew he was homosexual before the marriage.

1985

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine’s Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, “You Give Good Love” (#3), “Saving All My Love For You” (#1), “How Will I Know” (#1), and “Greatest Love Of All” (#1).

1998

Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ set a new recorded for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.

Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

1999
Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV Elton John did a version of “Your Song” on an episode titled “I’m With Cupid.”

The “Titanic” Soundtrack was the #1 album for the fourth straight week. Celine Dion was a solid #2 with Let’s Talk About Love. Listeners couldn’t get enough of the song “My Heart Will Go On”, which was on both albums.

2001

“Timeless–Live in Concert,” winner of four Emmy Awards and billed as Barbra Streisand‘s farewell concert, aired on Fox-TV.

2012

Whitney Houston, whose majestic voice helped her place 32 songs on the Billboard Pop chart between 1985 and 2001, passed away at the age of 48. Daughter of Cissy Houston of The Sweet Inspirations.

2015
Lady Gaga got engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!,” she captioned a photo of a heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram two days later. They split up in 2016.

Queer Music February 2

queer music
February 2, 1957
Closeted Actor Tab Hunter topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with his version of “Young Love”. A month later, the record would rise to #1 on the Billboard chart where it would stay for six weeks.

1989
George Michael accepts an apology and an undisclosed cash settlement from The Sun newspaper to settle a libel suit after the publication printed an article that claimed that Michael was drunk and abusive at a party hosted by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

1991

Whitney Houston achieved her 12th Top 10 in her last 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”.
199
7

Boy George was roughed up by two bouncers after he tried to jump the queue outside The Ministry Of Sound in London where George had been a guest DJ.

2003

Falsely marketed as a lesbian Russian girl duo: Tatu, started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All The Things She Said’. The song had been a hit on the Russian charts three years earlier. Tatu were the first Russian act to score a UK No 1.

also marketed as faux lesbians
2008

The Spice Girls cut short their reunion world tour.

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started