BCE to The Suffragettes
1874 – Amy Lowell American lesbian poet was born in Brookline. Massachusetts. A militant literary leader she thumbed her nose at the Boston Brahmans who raised her and outed herself. Her lover was actress Ada Dwyer Russell whom she called “Peter.” Russell is reputed to be the subject of Lowell’s more erotic works, most notably the love poems contained in ‘Two Speak Together’, a subsection of Pictures of the Floating World. The two women traveled to England together, where Lowell met Ezra Pound, who at once became a major influence and a major critic of her work. Pound considered Lowell’s embrace of Imagism to be a kind of hi-jacking of the movement, and among his friends he referred to her as the “hippo-poetess”, because of her large body size. Lowell has been linked romantically to writer Mercedes de Acosta, but the only evidence of any contact between them is a brief correspondence about a planned memorial for Duse. Lowell was a short but imposing figure who kept her hair in a bun and wore a pince-nez.
1923 – Brendan Behan is born. Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA’s youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic ballads from a tender age. Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to him serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom (see “The Borstal Boy” ) and was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland. During this time, he took it upon himself to study and he became a fluent speaker of the Irish language. Subsequently released from prison as part of a general amnesty given by the Fianna Fáil government in 1946, Behan moved between homes in Dublin, Kerry and Connemara and also resided in Paris for a period. Behan had married Beatrice Salkeld in 1955. A daughter, Blanaid, was born in 1963. This however, was not enough to bring Behan back from his alcoholic abyss. By early March 1964, the end was in sight. Collapsing at the Harbour Lights bar, he was transferred to the Meath Hospital in central Dublin, where he died, aged 41. The family of Brendan Behan claim that he was bisexual all of his life, but he kept it quiet for his families sake.
1927 – Three plays with same-sex love content are raided and the casts and producers are arrested. The plays are “The Captive,” a controversial play about two women with an “abnormal relationship”; “Sex” starring Mae West; and “The Virgin Man.” No one was prosecuted but the plays closed days later. The Captive, by Édouard Bourdet, was a three-act melodrama was among the first Broadway plays to deal with lesbianism and caused a scandal in New York City. The play was shut down after 160 performances and prompted the adoption of a state law dealing with obscenity; Sex by Jane Mast was “obscene, indecent, immoral, and impure” and put Mae Westin prison for 10 days; The Virgin Man was a 1956 Argentine comedy film directed by Román Viñoly Barreto and starring Luis Sandrini. Cast.
02-09-1938 – 12-31-2012 Jovette Marchessault – Born in Montreal, Quebec.
She was a Canadian writer, artist, and an important pioneer of lesbian and feminist literature and art in Canada. In 1980, with the publication of Triptyque lesbien, she risked her developing career by becoming the first Quebec novelist to declare her lesbianism. A portrait of Marchessault, by artist Robert Laliberté, is on exhibit in the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection, in honor of her role as a builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1941 – Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician and former child actor, currently the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District. In 1994, she became the first openly gay California legislator and in 1997, she was the first woman to be named Speaker pro Tempore in California. Kuehl most recently served as a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing the 23rd district in Los Angeles County and parts of southern Ventura County. A former member of the California State Assembly, she was elected to the Senate in 2000 and served until December 2008. She was elected to her supervisorial post in 2014. In her capacity as Supervisor, she also sits on the Metro Board, First 5 LA, and is the County appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. As a child actress she performed under the stage name Sheila James. the role she is probably best known for – her portrayal of teen-aged genius Zelda Gilroy, the wannabe girlfriend of the title character in the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963. Zelda was originally intended to be a one-shot character in the early Dobie Gillis episode “Love is a Science”, but Dobie creator Max Shulman liked Kuehl and had her signed on as a semi-regular cast member. Since 2010, Kuehl has hosted “Get Used To It”, a national cable show on LGBT issues, filmed in West Hollywood.
1943 – Marc ’10½’ Stevens was a pioneering bisexual sex industry figure during the 1970’s in New York City. He appeared in over 80 pornographic movies, and he also led an erotic dance troupe and performed in live sex shows. While he predominantly appeared in heterosexual films and loops, he made a number of gay movies as well. He was a close associate of leading sex industry figures such as Jason & Tina Russell, Annie Sprinkle, who was also his neighbor for a time, Sharon Mitchell, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin and Gloria Leonard. Tall and lean with a well-defined musculature, he had the nickname “10½” because of the size of his rather large circumcised penis. Stevens passed away of AIDS in 1989 at age 46
1944 – Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is born. She is an African-American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels Meridian (1976) and The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), among other works. Walker dislikes labels, but acknowledges having been in love with both men and women and, in a 1996 Essence article, described herself as bisexual. . In the mid-1990s, she was involved in a romantic relationship with singer Tracy Chapman. “It was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was nobody’s business but ours.” Walker wrote, “At one point I learned Transcendental Meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state on oneness with creation and it was as if I didn’t exist except as a part of everything.”
02-09-1948 Dr. Susan Love – Born in Little Silver, New Jersey. She is an American Surgeon, a prominent advocate of preventative breast cancer research, and author. She is regarded as one of
the most respected women’s health specialists in the United States. In 2012, she announced that she was was diagnosed with leukemia and took a leave of absence to pursue chemotherapy treatment. After a successful treatment, she returned to work the following year. On February 22, 2004, she married her partner, Dr. Helen Sperry Cooksey in San Francisco.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
Johnny Mathis had his first hit “Wonderful! Wonderful!” debut on the chart.
Carla Trujillo – Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She is an American writer and
teacher. She has a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Her first novel, What Night Brings (2003), received the Miguel Mármol Prize for best work of fiction by a Latino. It was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Trujillo is the editor of Living Chican Theory (1998) and Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About (1991), which won the Lambda Literary Award. She has taught at Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writers Retreat, U.C. Berkeley, Mills College, and San Francisco State University. She is openly lesbian.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
February 9, 1966
Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.
February 9, 1969
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1971 – Barely a month after All in the Family takes to the air Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, is gay. This is the first instance in which a network television program aired a positive plot-line involving a gay issue.
ARCHIE: Hey, let me ask you something. How long you notice this kid Roger that was in with Mike?
STEVE: Oh, a couple of years, ever since he started coming to the shop.
ARCHIE: A couple of years. Now you’re a man of the world. Now you must know that this kid is kind of a la-di-da, right?
STEVE: Is that what Mike thinks of Roger?
ARCHIE: Forget about what Mike thinks. I can’t even tell you what he thinks. Here, put them glasses over here, I want to go with you once more. Go ahead. (Steve takes the beers, moves them to another table.) Come on, let me get even with you one more time. Go on, get it up there. (Steve and Archie grab hands in an arm-wrestling hold on the table.)
STEVE: What does Mike think, Arch?
ARCHIE: Aw, Mike, geez. Well for one thing, he thinks that friend of his, Roger, is straight. And for another thing–well Steve, you’re gonna wanna bust him wide open when I tell you this, I don’t know where he gets these brainstorms, but he thinks that you’re–geez, I can’t even say it to you, Steve.
STEVE: He’s right, Arch.
STEVE: He’s right. (Steve slams Archie’s arm down on the table.)
ARCHIE: Oh, you mean he’s right about his friend Roger there.
STEVE: About everything.
According to scholar Larry Gross, in his book Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America, the episode also opened the door for other programs such as Soap, later in the 1970s, and Dynasty, in the 1980s, that included recurring gay characters in their casts. And Gross further observes that this progress ultimately laid the groundwork for the programs with gay characters-some of them in leading roles-that are appearing on the small screen today.
“Waterloo” by Abba was chosen to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Anne Murray reached #1 on the Adult chart with “Love Song”.
The beautiful “Love’s Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra was the new #1 song, with Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were” dropping for now.
February 9, 1975
1977 – The world’s first gay and lesbian film festival premieres in San Francisco. Frameline is the oldest ongoing film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) programming currently in existence
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
on the USA song charts #5 Queen with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.
Madonna started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, a No.3 hit in the UK.
Wham! with “Careless Whisper” jumped to the top of the Adult Contemporary chart and was #3 pop chart which had #9 Madonna “Like a Virgin” and Prince dropped to 10 with “I Would Die 4 (sic) U (sic)”.
Madonna rose to #1 on the Album chart with Like a Virgin.
02-09-1989 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen – Born in Pieksämäki, Finland. He is a Finnish swimmer that has competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. On February 2, 2014, Liukkonen came out as gay in a Yle Finnish TV interview, becoming one of the first out gay athletes in Finland. He was one of 49 out LGBT athletes that participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1994, Italy – Pope Iohn Paul II attacks the European Parliament resolution in favor of lesbian and gay rights.
1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastian Liberty Universality the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Winky is gay.
1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastion Liberty University the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Wink is gay.
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Show’s products and characters became commonplaces at Pride where the toddler program had been niche confind prior to this best of all publicity.
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
Canada – The Canadian House passes a law protecting gender expression rights.
Same-sex marriage begins in Alabama, making it the 37th state to allow gay marriages.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, become the first gay men in history to share the ceremonial “first kiss” held when a vessel returns from deployment.
2018 – Adam Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships. Rippon was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Koreawhere he won a bronze medal thus becoming the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. Later that year, he won season 26 of Dancing with the Stars with professional dancer Jenna Johnson, making Rippon the first openly gay celebrity to win the competition.
Eventbrite – Sexuality & STEM in the past and present: An LGBT History Month event – Wednesday, 9 February 2022 at The Loft, Birmingham, West Midlands.
“In this talk, Steven Dryden, Sound Archive and Humanities Reference Specialist, will explore the printed and oral testimonies that capture a history of women within the gay liberation movement in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s.“
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the above is an event occurring today in LGBTQ2 history, while the below is today’s global reporting of ongoing, and today’s post just too much demonstrates the traditional, continuing and status quo problems and barriers faced by women of all sexual orientations and across ethnicity.
the cold war got hot again
Russian Government Seeks Closure of LGBT Rights Group | Human Rights Watch
This week, Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit seeking to “liquidate” Sphere Foundation, the legal entity under which the Russian LGBT Network operates, arguing the group’s activities run contrary to “traditional values.”www.hrw.org
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Dear Religion claiming being not heterosexual is abusive – do you mean abusive relationships like – absenteeism, you are never good enough – like gods and followers? abusive like that? abusive like rape is not a problem and not obeying is? abusive like that?
religion is delusional and enforced with genocide
Blasphemy is Duty where not punishable by death
Sydney’s Penrith Christian School Equates Being LGBT with Abusive Relationships – Star Observer
Penrith Christian School has listed transgender identity and same-sex attraction alongside “abusive relationships” as behaviours “not acceptable to God” in its enrolment application.www.starobserver.com.au
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: time to stop religions from preying upon children and teens at all preachers and teachers are the preferred pedophile professions, along with sports coaches
Scott Morrison promises to ban church schools from excluding LGBT students | Daily Mail Online
Scott Morrison will seek to win over his party room on religious discrimination protections with a promise to ban church schools from excluding LGBTQI+ students.www.dailymail.co.uk
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
In Canada, before Marriage Equality 60% were against and a year later, that many were for, because 1 nothing changed for heterosexuals and 2 the economy grew because more could marry and marriage tourism from the USA increased
LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings
Promising findings in Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey show what can be achieved with a bit of information.theconversation.com
The Fights Ahead For The LGBT Community In Australia – Star Observer
Now more than ever, it’s important that the LGBTQI community continues to advance the causes that we are passionate about and hold ground on the hard-fought rights secured.www.starobserver.com.au
Ugandan court to rule on shutdown of LGBT ally organisation Chapter Four – Erasing 76 Crimes
Uganda’s High Court in Kampala has set March 18 as the date to rule on an application seeking to quash the government’s decision to indefinitely suspend the activities of LGBT ally and …76crimes.com
LGBT History Month: How Far Has the Workplace Come? – Employee Benefits
It’s LGBT History Month this February. A time to celebrate LGBTQ+ history. So, we thought it was the perfect moment to shed some light on whether the UK workplace has progressed in its fight towards a more equal workplace for those within the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) community. According to the Office of […]employeebenefits.co.uk
Union Rejects LGBT Fairness Ordinance | The River City News
Written by Michael A. Monks, LINK nky chief content officer”Unapologetically, yes.”www.rcnky.com
Polish court acquits IKEA manager who fired employee for quoting the Bible in response to LGBT community event
The manager of an IKEA store who stood accused of religious discrimination was acquitted on Friday by a Polish court. Katarzyna N., the manager of the HR department for the IKEA store in Kraków, had been charged with restricting the rights of Janusz Komenda, an employee who was dismissed in May 2019 for posting Bible […]rmx.news
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
there needs to be either one or two trans categories in sports, in addition to men and women’s categories, other wise we may as well just have one
women’s sports need the same protection, and there is no biodiff between women across sexual orientation
Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Opposition – 93.1FM WIBC
Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Oppositionwww.wibc.com
Russell T Davies’s ‘Queer as Folk’ changed my life, it should be shown in schools as part of LGBT History
The US version is about to rebooted, but I’m not sure we need a new version when the original is still so educationalinews.co.uk
Singapore’s LGBT content ban slammed after gay kiss caught in news broadcast
A video clip of two men, an Asian and a white man, sharing a kiss at the back of Channel News Asia’s correspondent who was reporting fromthethaiger.com
Feb 9, 2018 — 1971 – Barely a month after the TV show All in the Family takes to the air, Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, …
Today in LGBT History – FEBRUARY 9 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-february-…Feb 9, 2019 — Today in LGBT History – FEBRUARY 9 · Rudyard Kipling said: If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. · Thanks …
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.