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LGBTQ2 for January 31

BCE to The Suffragettes

January 31, 1893

Coca-Cola was registered as a trademark at the U.S. Patent Office.

01-31-1900 – 07-23-1982 Betty Parsons (Born Betty Bierne Pierson) – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American artist, art dealer, and collector, known for her early promotion of Abstract Expressionism. In 1920, she married Schuyler Livingston Parson, a rich, alcoholic gay man. 

After the couple divorced in 1923, Betty Parsons, as she was called for the rest of her life, moved to Paris. For the eight or ten years that she lived in France, she had an affair with the English painter Adge Baker. The two women shared a house together for six years on Rue Boulard in Montparnasse. They would remain friends for the rest of her life. Parsons moved back to the U.S. in 1933. During the McCarthy years she went back into the closet, but supported gay, lesbian, and bisexual artists during this time of oppression. From the mid-1940s until the mid-1950s, she was involved with actress and painter, Strelsa van Scriver. In 1946, she opened the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City and exhibited for the first time publicly Abstract Expressionist. The gallery became one of the most prestigious of the mid-twentieth century. It closed in 1981, a year before Parson’s death.

1902 – American actress Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She was an American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit. Originating some of the 20th century theater’s preeminent roles in comedy and melodrama, she gained acclaim as an actress on both sides of the Atlantic. Bankhead became an icon of the tempestuous, flamboyant actress, and her unique voice and mannerisms are often subject to imitation and parody. In her personal life, Bankhead struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction, and was infamous for her uninhibited sex life. Rumors about Bankhead’s sex life have lingered for years, and she was linked romantically with many notable female personalities of the day, including Greta GarboMarlene DietrichKatherine CornellEva Le GallienneHope WilliamsBeatrice Lillie, and Alla Nazimova, as well as writer Mercedes de Acosta and singer Billie Holiday. Actress Patsy Kelly confirmed she had a sexual relationship with Bankhead when she worked for her as a personal assistant. Bankhead never publicly described herself as being bisexual. She did, however, describe herself as “ambisextrous”.

Bankhead on I Love Lucy

01-31-1905 – 07-13-1960 Anna Blaman – Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was a Dutch writer and poet. Anna Blaman was her pen name. She was born Johanna 


Petronella Vrugt. Her novel, A Matter of Life and Death (1954) is her most notable work and was translated into English in 1974. As a high profile figure, who was openly lesbian, she helped open doors for other Dutch lesbians. At the age of 55, she died of a cerebral embolism. The Dutch film, To Play or to Die (1990) was based on one of her stories.

01-31-1908 – 12-16-1992 Erica Brausen – Born in Düsseldorf, Germany. She was an art dealer and established the Hanover Gallery in London in 1946. Brausen supported several influential contemporary artists, including Francis Bacon. As a German national, she 


encountered many difficulties and restrictions. A gay artist friend married her which allowed her to work legally. From 1946 until 1973, the Hanover Gallery was among the most influential galleries in Europe. Other artists that the galley represented included Alberto Giacometti, Lucian Freud, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Henry Moore. Brausen was a lesbian and her life partner was Catharina “Toto” Koopman, a one-time Chanel model and film actress. The two met in 1945. Koopman helped Brausen run the Hanover Gallery and the two women lived openly together until Koopman’s death in 1991.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 31, 1950

U.S. President Harry Truman announced to the nation that he had approved the development of the hydrogen bomb.

01-31-1952   Brad Gooch – Raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He is an American writer. His 2015 memoir Smash Cut recounts life in 1970s and 1980s New York City, including the time Gooch spent as a fashion model, life with his then-boyfriend filmmaker Howard Brookner, living in the famous Chelsea Hotel and the first decade of the AIDS crisis. Gooch is currently a Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is married to writer and religious activist Paul Raushenbush. They have two children.

Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore (2009)

January 31, 1958

Little Richard officially announced that he had retired at the peak of his career to become an Evangelist. His conversion would last all of four years.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Aretha Franklin sang a moving version of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” at the funeral for Mahalia Jackson at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Over 6,000 people packed the Theatre to pay respects, including Chicago Major Richard J. Daley, Coretta Scott King, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald.

01-31-1973 Portia de Rossi (born Amanda Lee Rogers) – Born in Horsham, Australia. She is an Australian actress, model, and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer 


Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsey Fünke on the sitcom Arrested Development. She is married to American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress, Ellen DeGeneres. From 2000 to 2004, she dated singer Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Star. She said that most of her family and the Ally McBeal cast did not know she was a lesbian until tabloid pictures of the couple appeared. She declined to publicly discuss the relationship or her sexual orientation at the time. In 2004, Rossi began dating Ellen DeGeneres. In 2005, she opened up publicly about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate. On August 16, 2010, she and Ellen married. In 2011 she became a US citizen. She currently stars on Scandal as Elizabeth North.

January 31, 1974

Film producer/co-founder of Goldwyn studios Samuel Goldwyn died of heart failure at 91.

1975: The American Association for the Advancement of Science passes a resolution deploring discrimination “in any form” against gay men and lesbians.

January 31, 1976ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with ‘Mamma Mia.’ Queen’s single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen’s single contains the famous “mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go” line.


Elton John won awards for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Single (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Kiki Dee), at the fourth American Music Awards held in California.

Washington, D.C.’s Human Rights Commission fines the Grand Central, a local gay bar, over $6,000 for discrimination against women and African-Americans.

01-31-1977 Kerry Washington – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. She is an American actress and an LGBT straight ally. She is well known for her starring role in 


the ABC drama Scandal and for her role in the film Ray (2004). In April 2014, Time magazine listed her in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most influential People in the World.” She is a vocal supporter of gay rights. In August 2013, she was named honorary chairperson of the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and she received the GLADD Vanguard Award on March 21, 2015. She is married to former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha.

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

01-31-1980   James Adomian – Born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is an American

 standup comedian, actor and impressionist. He is best know for his work on Comedy Bang BangLast Comic Standing and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson where he impersonated President George W. Bush until 2009. Adomian is openly gay. He is the grandson of Armenian-American mathematician George Adomian.


Barry Manilow scored his 18th career hit and 11th Top 10 song with “I Made It Through The Rain”.


Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ entered the UK charts at No.4. The track which was released after Queen’s recording and touring hiatus of over a year spent eleven weeks in the chart, peaking at No.2.

The Soundtrack to “Footloose”, one of The Top 100 Soundtracks of the Rock Era*, was released.

1989 –

In San Francisco, AIDS activists stage a protest on the Golden Gate Bridge, bringing morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill. Twenty-nine demonstrators are arrested.

Cher sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII.

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

1997David Bowie released part of his holdings in intellectual property for sale on the stock market, becoming the first Rock star to offer Wall Street stock options on his career.

1999After a performance by Kiss during the pregame ceremonies, Cher sings the national anthem at Superbowl XXXIII. (33) Stevie Wonder provided half-time entertainment.

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

2004Barry Manilow was taken to a Palm Springs, California hospital after suffering chest pains. He was released after a brief stay and a series of tests.

2006 — Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire signs into law a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In a slightly convoluted way, state law defines “sexual orientation” as including “gender identity.” Thus, according to the Washington State Human Rights Commission, RCW 49.60 “makes discrimination unlawful on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, marital status, and age. Discrimination based on sexual orientation, including gender identity, will be illegal in employment, housing, public accommodations [including schools], credit and lending, and insurance. All employers with eight or more employees, except tribes and religious non-profit institutions, are covered by the law.” It is still perfectly legal in 36 states to discriminate in employment or at school against someone you perceive to be transgender. In thirty of those states it is still legal to discriminate against someone you think is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.


Beyoncé set a Grammy record for women by winning six: Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Taylor Swift captured four Grammys, including Album of the Year for Fearless.

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

2011 – Zach Wahls (born July 15, 1991), the son of lesbian moms, addresses the Iowa House Judiciary Committee. His testimony brings national attention to the proposed constitutional ban on same sex marriage in Iowa and launches his role as a national activist. Zach is an American activist on behalf of LGBT equality and a candidate in the 2018 Iowa General Assembly election.


Actress Lizabeth Scott died of heart failure at the age of 92.  (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Dead Reckoning, Too Late for Tears, Loving You, Scared Stiff, I Walk Alone, The Company She Keeps, Pitfall, Easy Living, Paid in Full, Two of a Kind, The Racket, Bad for Each Other, Red Mountain, Silver Lode)

ElvisWorld: RIP Lizabeth Scott

2017, UK – Thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offenses in Britain have been posthumously pardoned under a new policing law, the Justice Ministry announces. The law, which received Royal Assent on this day, is named after British WWII codebreaker Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), who committed suicide following his conviction for gross indecency and was posthumously pardoned by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013. It also makes it possible for living convicted gay men to seek pardons for offenses no longer on the statute book.


Yet. the Catholic Church continues to oppose marriage equality, reproductive rights and fails to address pedophile priests

and residential schools, along with Lest We Forget Francis tells parents to “never condemn” their queer childrenPope Francis has instructed parents of queer children to embrace them instead of rejecting them because of their

because the content of christian belief is bigotry based in a mental health delusion who shared ‘Christian beliefs’ about LGBTQ community sues school after suspension – mlive.comDavid Kallman, senior legal counsel with the Great Lakes Justice Center, said his client’s religious speech and beliefs should be treated with “tolerance and respect.”

The Anchorage Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) has worked over the years to promote the voices of youth in municipal government through collaboration, camaraderie, and candor — but according to one now former member of YAC — the commission, now under the oppressive far-right hand of the Bronson Administration, is conducting a behind the scenes crusade in a bid to censor LGBT authors from the Anchorage Public Library. Advisory Commission member resigns over LGBT censorship project | News | anchoragepress.comThe Anchorage Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) has worked over the years to promote the voices of youth in municipal government through collaboration, camaraderie, and candor — but according to

first books, then people column: We have not moved beyond anti-LGBTQ discrimination – The MercuryIn a new year, with renewed hopes as a faith leader living in Pottstown, I hope Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey can lead the way in finding common ground that ensures fairness and equality for all A… advisory board serves as liaison between LGBTQ community, city government – The Daily OrangeThe 19-member board, created on Oct. 13, 2021, will serve as a liaison between Syracuse’s LGBTQ community members and the city government to solve issues they might Spanish “Electro-Diva” Blends Subversive Humor With Queer Activism | VogueThe message behind Madrid-based musical iconoclast and internet star Samantha Hudson’s work is as playful as it is 4 LGBTQ Olympic athletes can’t marry in the nation they represent – OutsportsMost out LGBTQ athletes in Beijing have access to marriage rights, while these Olympic athletes do Outsports LGBTQ guide to Olympic Figure Skating – OutsportsOutsports spoke with out figure skater Christoper Caluza to learn what to expect from his LGBTQ peers at the Beijing for the In Our Own Write creative workshop for LGBTQ elders | University of PittsburghThe no-cost, virtual workshop will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. between Feb. 16 and May case teacher who ‘manipulated girl, 11, into thinking she’s a boy’ is mom of transgender son | Daily Mail OnlineLori Caldeira, the teacher at the center of a legal battle over persuading an 11-year-old girl that she is transgender has a son who was born a girl, can

it is not T and LGBT – it is trans as a gender category and then LGB as sexual orientation protected category

  • and heterosexuals are impacted by covid too times for trans Indonesians, battered by Covid and the label ‘LGBT’ – Erasing 76 CrimesThe adoption of the label “LGBT” for Indonesia’s sexual minorities has increased their visibility but also made them a target of conservatives’ hostility, according to autho…

This is where gender scandals showed the unfairness to women

so it there are more than two genders, there needs to be more than two categories in sport the Winter Olympics approach, where are China’s gay athletes?Government’s recent crackdown on LGBT representation has raised concerns whether inclusivity promoted at previous Games will History Month 2022: Date, History, Theme And Significance of the Pride Month | 🙏🏻 LatestLYIn order to promote equality and diversity, each year LGBT History Month is observed from 1st February to 28th February. The month raises awareness and educates the wider population all over the world about matters that affect the LGBTQI+ community. Read more to know about the importance of celebrating LGBT History month. 🙏🏻 LGBT History Month 2022: Date, History, Theme And Significance of the Pride Month .Show

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – JANUARY 31 | Ronni Sanlo › today-in-lgbt-history-january-…Jan 31, 2019 — 1989 – In San Francisco, AIDS activists stage a protest on the Golden Gate Bridge, bringing morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill. Twenty- …

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.


July 25 for LGBTQ2


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



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

July 25, 1975

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


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


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


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

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


Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.

“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances


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

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


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

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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



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



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


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

while gay men continue to be victims

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queerbaiting vs Inclusion

stop trying to make heterosexuals secretly queer, eh

allies need to work with heterosexuals not replace LGBTQ2 role models

there is enough queer baiting without inventing it ourselves. Swift Confirms Folklore Theories About ‘Betty’Taylor Swift spoke about the fan theories surrounding the Folklore song “Betty,” and how it’s not about a gay love

Quirk Sugarplum

People no longer (by necessity) leave a trail of tiny breadcrumbs leading others through a dark forest’s winding path where there are carefully-disguised clues to their sexuality hidden beneath random stones and mushrooms.

99% of the time if they want you to know, they’ll just tell you.

nina tryggvason 

yes, the only reason to be coy in 2020 is queerbaiting.

and these days, over tell with a main label and subcagtegories.


American singer-songwriter Katy Perry went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Kissed A Girl’. The track was a worldwide hit topping the charts in over than 20 countries

Quirk Sugarplum

Nobody ever seems to remember Jill Sobule’s I Kissed a Girl song from way back in 1995. 😕

nina tryggvason 

it was brilliant and the first bisexual/ lesbian music video I ever saw Eichner Talks About Paul Lynde; Set To Star In ‘Man In The Box’ – DeadlineBilly Eichner To Play Paul Lynde In ‘Man In The Box,’ Actor Stigmatized For Being Gay Eichner Feels Things Haven’t Changed

Quirk Sugarplum

Such an odd era. Gay men were largely despised in real life. But campy actors like Paul Lynde and John Inman were held in high regard.

nina tryggvason 

the golden era of hollywood even more – the overly fussy prim hotel manager or store manager types. the severe librarians for lesbians – Miss Hathaway in beverly Hillbillies or Ms Danvers in Rebecca…