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BCE to The Suffragettes

02-24-1890 – 04-10-1975 Marjorie Main (born Mary Tomlinson) – Born in Acton, Indiana. She was an American character actress, best known for 

her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. In the early 1950s, she appeared in several MGM musicals, including, Meet Me in St. Louis and The Belle of New York. She also appeared in The Long, Long Trailer and the hit film Friendly Persuasion. In 1958, she appeared twice in the NBC western series, Wagon Train. One of her last roles was on an episode of Perry Mason in 1964. She was married to Stanley LeFevre Krebs, who died in 1935. She stated, “We pretty much went our own ways but we was still in the eyes of the law, man and wife.” During that same interview, Main confided that she had at least two lesbian affairs during her lifetime, which Vogel (the interviewer) believed referred to her long-term relationship with actress Spring Byington.

1939 – Playwright Doric Wilson (February 24, 1939 – May 7, 2011)is born in Los Angeles. He was an American playwright, director, producer, critic and gay rights activist.Perhaps the greatest playwright of the “alternative” theatre, he was a pioneer in Off Broadway. He is best known for Forever After, A Perfect Relationship,and The West Side Gang. A veteran of the anti-war and civil rights demonstrations of the early 1960s-mid 1970s, Wilson was a participant in the Stonewall Riots(1969) and became active in the early days of the New York Gay Liberation movement as a member of GAA (Gay Activist Alliance). He supported his theatrical endeavors by becoming a “star” bartender and manager of the post-Stonewall gay bar scene, opening such landmark institutions as The Spike, TY’s and Brothers & Sisters Cabaret. In 2004, Wilson was named a Grand Marshal of the 35th Anniversary Pride Day Parade in New York City. He was featured in the documentaryStonewall Uprising (2010) by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. Wilson died on May 7, 2011, aged 72, from natural causes at his home in Manhattan.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954, UK – Winston Churchill’s cabinet discusses homosexuality asking, “Could we not limit publicity for homosexuality, as was done for divorce?” Secretary David Maxwell Fyfe says of the growing gay population in the UK, “…homosexuals make a nuisance of themselves. But I can’t account for the increase.”

February 24, 1956

With the city looking for a legal way to shut down the increasing number of rock ‘n’ roll shows, police in Cleveland, Ohio were instructed to enforce a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.

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

02-24-1962 Jennie Livingston – Born in Dallas, Texas. She is an American 

film director best known for the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning. The film won the 1991 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. She also received the GLAAD Vito Russo Award in 1992. She is openly lesbian.

1969 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of three public school students who wore an armband to school to protest the Viet Nam War. Writing for the majority in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, Justice Abe Fortas, declares, “First Amendment rights, applied in light of the special characteristics of the school environment, are available to teachers and students. It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. This has been the unmistakable holding of this Court for almost fifty years.”  This was a landmark freedom of speech case for students. It involved two Des Moines, Iowa high school students, John Tinker, 15, and Christopher Eckhardt, 16, and John’s 13-year-old sister, Mary Beth Tinker, a Des Moines junior high school student.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-24-1971 Jolie L. Justus – Born in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a member of the Missouri Senate from 2007-2015. In her final two years, she

 served as the Missouri Minority Leader. Justus was the first out gay member of the Missouri Senate and only the third ever publicly gay member of the Missouri General Assembly.


Elton John released his single “Philadelphia Freedom”.

02-24-1975 Ashley MacIsaac – Born in Creignish, Nova Scotia, 

Canada. He is a Canadian professional fiddler, singer, and songwriter. He has received three Juno Awards. His 1995 album “Hi How Are You Today?” was a double-platinum selling Canadian record. MacIsaac published an autobiography, Fiddling With Disaster, in 2003. In 2007 he married his boyfriend, Andrew Stokes, an Ontario-born violinist.


Closeted Barry Manilow shared the stage with Ray Charles during The Second Barry Manilow Special, dueting on “It’s a Miracle”. Manilow had just enjoyed a Top Ten hit with “Looks Like We Made It” and would follow with “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Even Now”, “Copacabana” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” during the next few months.


Anne Murray had the #1 Adult Contemporary song for a third week with “I Just Fall In Love Again”.

on the s0ng charts  Olivia Newton-John a solid #3 with “A Little More Love”.  Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” was 4 while “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People was #5 while Barry Manilow had his 14th hit “Somewhere In The Night” at nine.

LP charts ,.  Cruisin’ by the Village People #3, while Totally Hot from Olivia Newton-John was #7 and Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor ranked 10th.

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


Based on a song, NBC premiered the TV movie “Harper Valley P.T.A.” starring Barbara Eden, it would become a short lived tv series about social hypocrisy.

1982 – Homophobe Jerry Falwell (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) is hit in the face with two fruit pies by protester at the annual convention of the Bible Baptist Fellowship. He was an American Southern Baptistpastor,televangelist, and conservative activist. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy (now Liberty Christian Academy) in 1967 and Liberty University in 1971 and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979.

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


Johnnie Ray, the 1950’s teen idol, died of liver failure at the age of 63. He scored over twenty US Top 40 singles between 1952 and 1960, including the number two hit, “Just Walking In The Rain”. He was even referred to in Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come On Eileen” as Poor old Johnnie Ray, sounded sad upon the radio, he moved a million hearts in mono.

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Rumored to be bisexual, the singer was prosecuted for indecency in a public toilet. When he was arrested in 1959, there was much gossip about his homosexual …

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Jan 21, 2022 — But his fame was coupled with substance abuse and an unconventional lifestyle—he was openly bi-sexual in an era when it was against the law to …

Born: January 10, 1927, Dallas

Parents: Hazel Ray

02-24-1990 Jaymi Hensley – Born in Luton, United Kingdom. He is a musician and lead singer in the band Union J. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 

Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Hensley married his long-time boyfriend, Oily Marmon, in April, 2015. Hensley came out to the public in an interview with The Sun in 2012.


At the Grammys, NARAS president Michael Greene, make an incoherent, boring ten-minute speech and denied Little Richard the opportunity to receive his award onstage. A justifiably disgruntled Little Richard stated at the Grammys, “I’m the innovator, I’m the emancipator, I’m the originator, I’m the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.

Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.


Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys left a hospital in London after two weeks of treatment by an AIDS specialist.

Olympic-medal-winning diver Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diverLGBT activist, and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. He has been called both “the greatest American diver” and “probably the greatest diver in history.” On this day, he announces that he’s HIV-positive.


The Spice Girls won best single with ‘Wannabe’ at this year’s Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included, Best Group for Manic Street Preachers, Best Dance Act went to The Prodigy, George Michael won Best Male, Best Female went to Gabrielle, Best Newcomer was won by Kula Shaker, International Male was Beck, International Female Sheryl Crow and Best International Group was The Fugees.


Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in front of his parents and his partner David Furnish.

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

2004 – President George W. Bush announces that he supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

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


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Steve Bannon and Erik Prince celebrate Russia for being anti-LGBT | The Independent

Right-wing fixation on trans rights meshes well with extreme anti-LGBT bent of Russian

Kansas’ Only LGBT Congressmember Would Lose Her Seat With GOP Redistricting

The GOP’s political map would split the state’s most diverse county and put Kansas’ sole congressional Democrat on a difficult reelection

How China’s Youtube Became a Rare Safe Space for LGBT Streamers

On Bilibili, LGBT vloggers narrate their lives to millions of fans — but the stories they tell differ radically from their Western

when genocide is not openly practiced more would be out

The number of LGBT Americans is soaring. Why? | MercatorNet

One in five Gen Z Americans – 21 percent — identifies as LGBT, according to the latest Gallup poll. For the whole population the figure is 7.1 percent. That is an astonishing figure. For years sociologists, pollsters, and activists have been downplaying the number of LGBT people. Last year, New York Times gay columnist Charles […]

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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 29 for LGBTQ2

July 29, 1960

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected proposals that it set up specific controls over radio and TV programs.


Honky Chateau by Elton John  was the #1 LP on the USA charts

July 29, 1977

Barbra Streisand collected another #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

on the pop charts  “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3.  Barbra Streisand edged up to 4 with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

on the USA LP chart Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third,


“Macho Man”, a song that extols the virtues of working out, becomes Village People‘s first Billboard chart entry. It will top out at #25.

“Songbird” from Barbra Streisand was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The film soundtrack to Grease featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John went to No.1 on the US album chart.


David Bowie made his theatrical debut when he opened in the title role of “Elephant Man.”


As an alternative to Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s nuptials, Ian Dury And The Blockheads play a pair of London concerts that they dub Not the Royal Wedding.



Donna Summer moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “She Works Hard For The Money”.


Elton John checked into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem. He will take over a year off from touring and recording, but when he returns he will top the US chart with a re-issue of his 1974 hit, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.


an anonymous collector from St. Louis paid about $270,000 for Elton John’s collection of 48,000 records at an auction in London. The same collector bought John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “I Am the Walrus” for $60,000.


Celine Dion released her single “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”.


The Spice Girls released the single “2 Become 1” in the United States.


Ellen DeGeneres announced she was leaving the judge’s panel on “American Idol” after just one season because she said it was hard for her to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings.

june 21 for lgbtq2


Wagner’s opera “Meistersinger von Nuernberg” premieres in Munich


Columbia Records launched a new vinyl disc that played at thirty-three and one third RPM in New York City, sparking a music-industry standard so strong that the inconceivable then digital age has yet to replace. analog is better than digital sound.

June 21, 1951

“17” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

June 21, 1972

The first Stonehenge Free Festival was held at Stonehenge, England culminating on the summer solstice. Staged between 1972 and 1984, 


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could ban materials judged to be obscene based on local standards.

June 21, 1975

Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The duo of husband and wife “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka.

Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a concert at the Oakland Coliseum featuring The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers and sings with both groups.

June 21, 1976

Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was released in the U.S and Britain.


The first “Fête de la Musique,” a music festival also known as “World Music Day,” is launched in Paris. Unlike corporate festivals, this one is about street music, and free to the public. The festival returns every June 21 and spreads throughout the world in various forms.


Little Richard finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Says Richard: “Like everything I got, it took a long time to get.”


George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn’t be commercially successful. Michael vowed he would never record for Sony again. He re-signed with the company in 2003.


Former Village People lead singer Victor Willis pleaded no contest to drug possession charges. He was later sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a drug rehab program.


The Spice Girls announce that they’re getting back together, with the five original Spices reuniting.

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models. Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+


Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley has described the “powerful and moving experience” of singing with her father for a new album


there have been gender scandals about trans persons in the olympics last century – so it would be accurate to say “openly trans”

and raises the same questions Hubbard to be 1st transgender athlete to compete at Olympics | CBC SportsWeightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. Hubbard was among five weightlifters confirmed Monday for New Zealand’s team for the Tokyo

same for being called transphobic when one has zero interest in raping/murdering trans Statements Trigger Elevated Stress in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People – Can Contribute to Health ProblemsNew research provides strongest evidence to date that the stress of discrimination causes physiological changes that can contribute to health problems for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Previous research has suggested that the stress of discrimination may play a role in the development of

meanwhile another area science is ignored for religious fear of science and persons a sexually active gay man, I can’t donate blood or tissue in America. That’s ridiculous | COMMENTARY – Baltimore SunMy blood type is O negative, I am healthy, I can run a half-marathon, I do not smoke or use drugs, I only have two to three drinks a week, and I am in a committed relationship. Yet, due to homophobic stereotypes and outdated policies, gay men like myself — termed “MSM” or “men who have sex with men” — cannot freely donate blood and soft tissue in‘We’re not hiding’: Gay and lesbian Russians say a cultural shift is underwayWhen Lisa Androshina threw her first lesbian party in Moscow in 2017, she had low expectations.  “We wanted to just gather with our friends and just listen

Lesbian is unique, including gender and sexuality in one word

that differs from faggot, which includes a meaning of the material used to execute for acting on gender and sexuality History Lesson: The history behind the word lesbianL is for

RIP Davis, who spoke to the nation as a lesbian, has died | News |“I am a woman and a lesbian, a minority of minorities,” Madeline Davis told the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach. “Now we are coming out of our reveals barriers to lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment – Your Local Lesbian Bar This Pride Month – PAPER“The Lesbian Bar Project” highlights how we can preserve these vital and historic community

May 19 for LGBTQ2

May 19, 1972

Elton John released the album Honky Chateau in the U.K.

May 19, 1975

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released U.S. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which certifies official album sales, reports that the album was released May 19, and the RIAA certified the album Gold on May 21.  As great an album as ‘Captain Fantastic’ is, it is physically impossible for an album to be certified Gold if it hasn’t been released yet.  The LP’s Platinum status was certified in 1993.


The disco film “Thank God It’s Friday,” starring Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Chick Vennera, and Terri Nunn,  premiered in New York City.


The closest thing to a Beatles’ reunion happened when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together at Eric Clapton’s wedding reception The bride, Patti Boyd, was formerly married to George Harrison. Joining them for a jam session were Clapton, Mick Jagger and Ginger Baker. . The all-star band ran through old Little Richard and Eddie Cochran songs.

ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album.

on the USA LP charts  We Are Family from Sister Sledge at #7 and Go West by the Village People at 8


Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vogue’. Originally planned as a B-side, it became the singers eighth US No.1 and seventh UK No.1 hit.

“Vogue” became Madonna’s eighth #1 song on this date, taking over from “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic) by Sinead O’Connor. 


Sonny And Cher receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seventeen months after Sonny was killed in a skiing accident.


The $20 million waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Countryopened on 25 acres near the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.


Elton John performed at the wedding reception of England’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, playing “Your Song”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Circle of Life” and “I’m Still Standing”.

2021 Lovato says they are non-binary and changing their pronouns | CTV NewsSinger Demi Lovato has revealed they are non-binary and are changing their pronouns, telling fans they are ‘proud’ to make the change after ‘a lot of self-reflective work.’

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Liza Minnelli wins an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Cabaret, beating out Diana Ross, who starred in Lady Sings The Blues.

March 27, 1990

k.d. lang’s “Absolute Torch And Twang” album was certified Gold.


Elton John and Tim Rice win the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture for “Can You Feel The Love” from The Lion King.
March 27, 2006

Former Village People policeman Victor Willis was arrested in San Francisco, California, after he disappeared from an ongoing drug and gun trial. Police had charged Willis with being in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in July 2005. He would later be sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a treatment program.


David Bowie’s landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London. Former Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, unveiled a plaque at the spot where the cover of the 1972 release was shot. The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars and restaurants.