LGBTQ2 for March 6

BCE to The Suffragettes

03-06-1475 – 02-18-1564 Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti – commonly known as Michelangelo. Born in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy. He was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, 

poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted unparalleled influence on Western art. Considered the greatest living artist of his lifetime, he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. Two of his best-known works, the “Pietà” and “David” were sculpted before he turned thirty. Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel starting in 1508 and ending in 1512. He was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was still alive. It’s impossible to know for certain whether he had physical relationships but the nature of his sexuality is made apparent in his poetry. He wrote over three hundred sonnets and madrigals. The longest sequence was written to Tommaso dei Cavalieri, who was 23 years old when Michelangelo met him in 1532, at the age of 57. These make up the first large sequence of poems in any modern tongue addressed by one man to another, predating Shakespeare’s sonnets to young men by fifty years.

1825

Beethoven’s Opus 127: String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major was performed for the first time.

1853

Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” opera debuted in Venice.

March 6, 1857

The Dred Scott decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants, regardless of whether or not they were slaves) were not protected by the Constitution and could never be U.S. citizens. Although the decision has never explicitly been overruled, the Court has stated that at least one part of it was eliminated by the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, which created citizenship at the national rather than the state level.

March 6, 1921

“The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” starring Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, and Pomeroy Cannon, opened in U.S. movie theaters.

1923 – Shortly after The God of Vengeance moves to Broadway, the producer, the theater owner, and 12 cast members are arrested and charged with “presenting an obscene, indecent, immoral and impure theatrical production.” The play had previously been performed successfully and without interference in nine countries in Europe. Although a jury rules against the play two months later, the verdict is later overturned on appea

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

03-06-1947 Rob Reiner – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. He is an American actor, 

director, and producer. He is a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights that initiated the defense team against California’s passing of Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. Ted Olson and David Boise were the lawyers that represented the plaintiffs. Reiner is a great straight ally to the LGBT community.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951

Ivor Novello, singer and composer from Wales, died of of coronary thrombosis in London at age 58. The annual British songwriter award is named after him.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

David Bowie released the single ‘The Prettiest Star’ in the UK as a follow-up single to ‘Space Oddity’. The track featured Marc Bolan on guitar, with whom Bowie would spend the next few years as a rival for the crown of the king of glam rock. Despite receiving good reviews, the single reportedly sold fewer than 800 copies, a major disappointment on the back of the success of ‘Space Oddity’.

1971

 The late Janis Joplin was up to #3 with her only big hit, “Me And Bobby McGee”, 

03-06-1971 Jorge Cruise – Born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the author of five diet series books that have been on The New 

York Times bestseller list: The Belly Fat Cure (2010), Body at Home (2009), The 12-second Sequence (2009), The 3-Hour Diet (2006), and 8 Minutes in the Morning (2002). After being overweight for most of adolescence and young adulthood, he finally focused on his health and lost over 40 pounds. He received his fitness credentials from the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Council on Exercise. He is considered a Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Health Expert, and has received long time support from Ophra Winfrey. Cruise came out as gay in 2010 by saying, “I finally realized that being gay is not something to be hidden or fixed. In my 39 years of life, this single distinction has been the most profound for me, and I am blessed to finally be living life outside the closet.” Cruise and his partner, Sam Ayers, live in San Diego with his two sons.

1972 – The American Bar Association passes a resolution recommending that consensual sex acts between people of the same sex be decriminalized.

03-06-1975   Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a Canadian conductor and pianist. Currently he is the music director of the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal), the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra. From 2008 to 2018, he was also the principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Nézet-Séguin lives in Montreal and Philadelphia with his partner Pierre Tourville, a violist in the Orchestre Métropolitain. He has multiple pets and has made a playlist on Spotify and Apple music for pets to listen to.

march 6, 1977

An Evening With Diana Ross was televised by ABC.

1978, Canada – Ontario Provincial Police officer Paul Head is arrested in Hamilton and charged with gross indecency and contributing to juvenile delinquency, for having sex with his under-age lover. He is forced to resign. The gross indecency charge was later dropped in exchange for a plea of guilty to contributing to juvenile delinquency, for which Head was given a suspended sentence. 

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

1981,

Canada – The founding meetings of the Toronto Gay Community Council are held. It was the first city-wide coordinating organization of gay and lesbian groups in Canada. The council remained in operation until Sep 1984.

Canada – A Gay Freedom Rally in Toronto hears speakers including novelist Margaret Atwood and NDP MP Svend Robinson denounce bath raids.

1982

The Go-Go’s had themselves a #1 album as Beauty and the Beat topped all challengers.  Escape from Journey was second.

1987: 

Vermont becomes the first state to hand out condoms to prisoners on request.

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

03-06-1990 Patricia Rodríquez – Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. She is a Spanish beauty 

queen and actress who became Miss Spain 2013 and represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013. She was a top 15 semifinalist in Miss world in 2008. She came out as gay in 2014 and is the first beauty queen to do so.

1991

George Michael played the first of four sold-out concerts at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

1993

For the 13th week, “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #1 on the album chart.

1994 – Jonathan Schmitz and Scott Amedure tape a Jenny Jones Show about secret crushes. Schmitz expected his admirer to be a woman, not his gay neighbor. When Schmitz found Amedure, a 32-year-old unemployed gay man, telling a television audience about a fantasy that involved Schmitz, he became embarrassed and, his lawyers said, enraged. Three days after the taping, on March 9, 1995, Schmitz received an anonymous, sexually suggestive note on his doorstep and assumed it came from Amedure. Schmitz purchased a 12-gauge shotgun, went to Amedure’s mobile home and fired two shots at close range into Amedure’s chest. A few minutes later, Schmitz dialed 911 from a pay phone at a gas station near his sister’s house. He said, “I just walked in the room and killed him.” Schmitz was later convicted of second-degree murder. Although the conviction was overturned, Schmitz was again found guilty in a second trial and sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison. In a civil suit, a jury found the Jenny Jones Show liable for the murder and awarded the Amedure family $25 million. 

March 2, 1995

A landmark Ontario Human Rights decision on March 6, 1995 found that Hamilton Mayor Bob Morrow discriminated against homosexuals by refusing to proclaim Gay Pride Week in Hamilton in 1991. Morrow was ordered to pay $5,000 to the complainant in the case, Joe Oliver. The 26-page decision released on March 2, 1995, said Morrow contravened the Ontario Human Rights Act by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Morrow was ordered to proclaim Gay Pride Week the following year if it was requested, but instead council passed a ban of all proclamations to avoid issuing the Gay Pride edict.

03-06-1996 The Bird Cage – USA release date of the film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman and Nathan Lane. The film is a remake of the classic French farce La Cage aux Folles. Plot: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen lover agree to pretend to be straight so that their son can introduce them to his fiancee’s right-wing parents.

1998

Madonna did a rare live interview at MuchMusic’s Toronto headquarters.

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

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

2014

Adam Lambert and Queen announced that they were teaming up for a 19-date North American tour. Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up to Kris Allen on the eighth season of American Idol.

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Drummer Roger Taylor! …Queen or Duran Duran?

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

https://thelavendereffect.org/2013/03/06/march-6-in-lgbtq-history/The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link

events link

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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 March 24

BCE to The Suffragettes

1877

The Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” debuted.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – Jean O’Leary (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005) was an American LGBT rights activist. She was the founder of Lesbian Feminist Liberation, one of the first lesbian activist groups in the women’s movement, and was an early member and co-director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She co-founded National Coming Out Day. Before becoming a lesbian and gay rights activist, she was a Roman Catholic Religious Sister. She would later write about her experience in the 1985 anthology, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence. O’Leary died on Saturday, June 4, 2005, in San Clemente, California of lung cancer, aged 57. She is survived by her partner, Lisa Phelps, their daughter Victoria, their son David de Maria, his life partner James Springer, and David’s and James’ son, Aiden de Maria

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Svend Robinson (born March 4, 1952) is a Canadian former politician. He was a member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 to 2004, representing thesuburbanVancouver-area constituency of Burnaby for the New Democratic Party. When he chose not to run again in the June 2004 election, he was one of the longest-serving members in the House of Commons, having been elected and re-elected for seven consecutive terms. He is noted as the first member of Parliament in Canadian history to come out as gay while in office. In April 2004, shortly before 2004 election, Robinson admitted to the theft of an expensive ring from a public auction site. He turned himself in to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Robinson was charged and pleaded guilty. The Crown and defense agreed that he was undergoing major personal stress and mental health issues at the time; Robinson was given a discharge, meaning that he would have no criminal record, but he volunteered for some time at the Burnaby Wildlife Centre as part of a public service commitment. He terminated his candidacy and was replaced by his longtime constituency assistant Bill Siksay, who won the election. Robinson was subsequently diagnosed as suffering from cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder, and began to speak as an activist on mental health issues.

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

1960

Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz. It was granted on May 4, 1960, ending 19½ years of marriage. They had a daughter, Lucie, and a son, Desi Arnaz, Jr.

1966 –  The word “Lesbian” is heard for the first time in the Hollywood movie The Group. The Group is a 1966 ensemble film directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel of the same namebyMary McCarthy about the lives a group of eight female graduates from a Vassar-like college South Tower from 1933 to 1940. The cast of this social satire included Candice BergenJoan Hackett,Elizabeth HartmanShirley KnightJessica WalterKathleen Widdoes, and Joanna Pettet. The film also features small roles for Hal HolbrookCarrie NyeJames BroderickLarry Hagman and Richard Mulligan. For its time, the film touched on controversial topics, such as free love,contraception,abortion,lesbianism, and mental illness.

03-04-1969 Chaz Bono – Born in Los Angeles, California, the only child

 of Sonny & Cher Bono. He is an American advocate, writer, and musician. Bono is a transgender man. In 1995, several years after being outed by the tabloid press, he publicly came out as a lesbian in a cover story in the leading American gay magazine, The Advocate. Between 2008 and 2010, Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition. Bono’s publicist said, “It is Chaz’s hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his coming out did.” A documentary on Bono’s experience, Becoming Chaz, was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and later made its television debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In September 2011, he became a competitor on the 13th season of the US version Dancing with the Stars. This was the first time an openly transgender man starred on a major network television show for something unrelated to being transgender.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Janis Joplin was fined $200 for using obscene language onstage in Tampa, FL.

03-04-1970 Edward Gal – Born in Rheden, Netherlands. He is a Dutch dressage rider. He 

and his most recent mount, the stallion Moorlands Totals (nicknamed “Toto”), were triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, becoming the first horse-rider partnership ever to sweep the three available dressage gold medals at a single FEI World Games. Gal is in a long-term relationship with teammate Hans Peter Minderhoud. He has been interviewed in several Dutch media outlets about being gay and his relationship with Minderhoud. Gal is considered the “rock star” of dressage.

1971 – Village Voice columnist Jill Johnston (May 17, 1929 – September 18, 2010) comes out in her article Lois Lane is a Lesbian, sparking a controversy between feminism and lesbianism that results in various Johnston antics including simulating an orgy during a panel discussion moderated by Norman Mailer. Jill was an American feminist author and cultural critic who wroteLesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. She was also a leader of the lesbian separatist movement of the 1970s.

1972 – The California DMV reports that while the majority of the 65,000 vanity license plates have presented no censorship issues for the department, a few plates, including “HOMO”, “GAYLIB”, “EAT ME”, and “LOVE69″ have been banned.

1973 – Two weeks after the National Organization for Women passed a resolution establishing the fight for lesbian rights as a “top priority,” feminist Betty Friedan publicly accuses “man-hating” lesbians of trying to take over the organization.

1975, Canada – Eighteen gay men, the owner and customers of an Ottawa model agency and dating service, are arrested and charged with sexual offences in what became known as “Ottawa sex scandal.” Names are released by police and published by the press. Police allege “homosexual vice ring.”

1978

Disco peaking as heteros copy gay men clubs

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac had just set the Rock Era record of 31 weeks at #1 on the Album chart and the LP that supplanted it, the “Saturday Night Fever” Soundtrack, was generating huge sales and seven weeks at #1.

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

1989

After Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” debuts in a Pepsi commercial on US television, Roman Catholic groups around the world protest, calling the video, which contains both religious and sexual imagery, “blasphemy”.

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

1993 –

Whitney Houston gave birth to Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.

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

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

2018 – Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes are nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for producing Strong Island, which Ford also directed. As such, Ford was the first openly transgender man to be nominated for any Academy Award, and the first openly transgender director to be nominated for any Academy Award. Strong Island is about the murder of his brother William Ford, which occurred in 1992. Yance Ford is an African-American transgender producer and director. Ford graduated from Hamilton College in 1994, and beginning in 2002 he worked as a series producer at PBS for ten years.In2011 he was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He also received the 2011–2012 Fledgling Fund Fellowship at MacDowell. In 2017 he was #97 on The Root 100, an “annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. Joslyn Barnes is a film producer and directorand co-founder of Louverture Films with Danny Glover. She is the author or co-author of numerous commissioned screenplays for feature films including the upcoming epic Toussaint.

2022

religion is delusional and is not the solution to sin, the problem it created.

LGBT charity likens ordinary work of churches to the Holocaust – The Christian Institute

A letter outlining the concerns of church leaders to a broad ‘conversion therapy’ ban has been likened to the Holocaust by an LGBT charity.www.christian.org.uk

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes the German Holocause was caused by Christianity with Vatican Sanction. Readers should also apply the Canada Residential Schools.

First books, then people:

https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2022/03/03/local-lgbt-author-speaks-out-against–don-t-say-gay–bill

LGBT author speaks out against bill dubbed ‘Don’t Say Gay’

The bill prohibits instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in K-3 grades.www.mynews13.com

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https://www.newsweek.com/texas-republicans-demand-school-districts-ban-pornographic-lgbt-books-1684807

Texas Republicans Demand School Districts Ban ‘Pornographic’ LGBT Books

The graphic novel “Gender Queer: A Memoir” contains some illustrations depicting oral sex that have proven controversial.www.newsweek.com

https://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/19967366.lgbt-history-month-doon-academy-tackle-homophobic-stigma/

LGBT History month: Doon Academy tackle homophobic stigma | Cumnock Chronicle

Doon Academy staff and pupils recently held their first ever ‘football versus homophobia’ day to tackle stigmas in football and in society as a…www.cumnockchronicle.com

Disney World’s Gay Day started a social revolution in the 1990s

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/lgbt-activists-hold-protest-in-front-of-walt-disney-world-asking-disney-to-speak-out-against-floridas-dont-say-gay-bill/Content?oid=31118409

LGBT activists hold protest in front of Walt Disney World asking Disney to speak out against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

As Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill moves forward in the state’s Senate, protests are breaking out everywhere from high schools to the House of…www.orlandoweekly.com

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-nyc-mayor-eric-adams-meets-with-lgbtq-leaders-city-hall-appointments-20220303-c4x2dd2kzjg3nnvtp7acvpopnm-story.html

NYC Mayor Adams meets with LGBT leaders over controversial appointments – New York Daily News

“We want an office that has a budget,” said prominent LGBTQ activist Allen Roskoff, who pointed to similar offices that existed under the leadership of Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor Ed Koch. “He needs to have recognizable LGBT people everywhere.”www.nydailynews.com

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/renfrewshire/kids-staff-paisley-charity-go-26383908

Kids and staff at Paisley charity go the distance to support LGBT community – Daily Record

Youngsters at Paisley-based youth organisation Kibble danced, cycled and walked 331km to help raise funds and champion diversity within the organisation.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

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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 March 2

BCE to The Suffragettes

March 2, 1807

An act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States… from any foreign kingdom, place, or country” was passed by the U.S. Congress.

03-02-1872 – 09-09-1967 Geraldine Morgan Thompson – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American social reform pioneer who became known as the “First Lady of New Jersey” because of her philanthropic and social service activities. Her activism was aimed at female prison reform, public health, and juvenile justice. She was the first female New Jersey delegate to a Republican National Convention in 1923. Thompson was also a lifelong friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. She had a forty year relationship with Miriam Van Waters, a social worker who served as superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women at Framingham. Both women had to remain closeted in order to maintain their positions. In 1949, in fear of being outed, Van Waters destroyed all the romantic letters she had received from Thompson.

03-02-1894 — 03-08-1964   Renata Borgatti – Born in Italy, place unknown. She was an Italian classical musician, performing in Europe and the 

United States. In the early 1900s, she settled on the island of Capri, where as a lesbian, she was more accepted. Borgatti had an affair with Faith Mackenzie, whose husband Compton Mackenzie wrote of the island’s lesbian residents in the 1928, titled Extraordinary Women. Borgatti also had an affair with Romain Brooks. When that relationship failed, she began an affair with Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. In her later years, she taught music. In 1964, she died in Rome of leukemia. (drawing by John Singer Sargent in 1921)

1905 – Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964) is born in Philadelphia. He wrote the definitive Depression Era opera “The Cradle Will Rock” in 1936. Blitzstein is regarded as the closest thing America produced to the genius of Brecht or Weill. Not surprising then that his English version of “Three Penny Opera” ran for years on Broadway. Blitzstein was openly gay.

03-02-1930 Pat Arrowsmith – Place of birth unknown. She is a British author and peace campaigner. She was the first to come out in Who’s Who in 1977. She is a co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. She has served eleven prison sentences for her political activ

ities. In 1979, Arrowsmith married, in order to fulfill her father’s condition for inheriting his money after his death. The marriage was annulled on the same day. “My father probably thought that if I had to get married, I would dismiss all notions of leading a gay lifestyle,” she says. “I discovered after he died, from his diaries, that he knew I was gay, as he wrote, ‘She’s not even ashamed of it.’” Arrowsmith donated her inheritance to various political causes.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

03-02-1945 Gordon Thomson – Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a 

Canadian actor best known as Adam Carrington on the American prime-time soap opera Dynasty. After Dynasty ended, Thomson had roles in daytime soaps, including The Young and the RestlessPassionsSunset Beach, and in 2009, he appeared on Days of Our Lives. Arron Spelling used him in eight different series, including Fantasy IslandGlitterThe Love Boat, and Beverly Hills, 90210. From 2011 to 2014, Thomson appeared on the soap opera web series DeVanity, and in 2015 he began starring in the soap opera web series Winterthorne. On September 25, 2017, he came out as gay.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972,

Canada – In Saskatoon, the Zodiac Friendship Society is registered as a non-profit organization, and becomes the umbrella group for social and political activities in the city. 

1974 – Five activists discuss gay and lesbian issues on a nationally televised forum, The David Susskind Show

On the USA song charts, #2 Barbra Streisand had one of The Top Songs of 1974* with “The Way We Were” #7 , Aretha Franklin’s excellent “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna’ Do)” and , Cher moved from 16 to 9 with her tale of “Dark Lady”

 Elton John was at #8 with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on the USA LP Charts

1975, Canada – In Toronto an Ontario Human Rights Code review committee was established to consider gay protections for gays and lesbians. 

1976 – Mayor George Sullivan of Anchorage, Alaska, vetoes a municipal civil rights ordinance that would have extended protections in housing and employment to LGBT people, proclaiming that the “people of Anchorage should not be forced to associate with sexual deviates.”

March 2, 1977

“The Barry Manilow Special,” with special guest Penny Marshall, aired on ABC-TV.

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

March 2, 1982
Wisconsin becomes the first U.S. state to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

1983

Sony, Philips and Polygram introduce a revolutionary new digital audio system called a Compact Disc, that contains up to 1 hour of uninterrupted music – designed to hold a full symphony.

CD releases however, continue for decades as 30 minute Albums, few artists took advantage of the multi-media capacity of the format.

1985 –

The FDA licenses the first HIV blood test

Wham!  had #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Careless Whisper”, its fourth week at the top.

 Make It Big by Wham!  was #1 on the Album chart in the U.S., taking over for Madonna’s Like a Virgin

1988

George Michael and Aretha Franklin win Best R&B Performance for “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” at the thirtieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

03-02-1988 Matthew Mitcham – 2012 Olympic Diving Athlete born in Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Australia. He won the Olympic gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympic and he is the first Australian male to win an Olympic gold medal in diving since Dick Eve in 1924. Mitcham publicly came out as gay in 2008 to the Sydney Morning Herald. He was also featured on the cover of the international gay publication, The Advocate in August 2008 and March 2009. Mitcham’s then boyfriend, Lachlan Fletcher, attended the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a spectator. His trip was sponsored by a grant from Johnson & Johnson’s Athlete Family Support Program.

1989

Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premiered worldwide in a Pepsi commercial.

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

1996, Australia – Bob Brown (born 27 December 1944), representing Tasmania, is elected to the Australian Senate. Robert James Brown is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, and environmentalist who is a former Senator, and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown was elected to the Australian Senate on the Tasmanian Greens ticket, joining with sitting Greens Western Australia senator Dee Margetts to form the first group of Australian Greens senators following the 1996 federal election. He was re-elected in 2001 and in 2007. He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party.

1991

Madonna’s ‘Rescue Me’, entered the US hot 100 at No.15, making her the highest- debuting female artist in rock history. The record had been held by Joy Llayne whose 1957 single ‘Your Wild Heart’, entered the chart at No. 30.

“All the Man That I Need” gave Whitney Houston the new #1 on the R&B chart and was #1 for the second week on the pop chart

1994

Honored with Pioneer Awards at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s fitfh annual awards at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City: Otis Blackwell, Clarence Carter, Don Covay, Bill Doggett, Ben E. King, Johnny Otis, Little Richard, the Coasters, the Shirelles’ Mabel John, Earl Palmer, Irma Thomas, and Jerry Butler

1995

the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in Los Angeles at their sixth annual Pioneer Awards presentation, Fats Domino received the Ray Charles Lifetime Achievement Award. Also receiving awards were Lloyd Price and Cissy Houston, whose daughter, Whitney, made the presentation.

1996

Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men tied the Rock Era record for weeks at #1 with 14 for the song “One Sweet Day”.  That tied Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You” and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.

1999

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

2002 – Jason West, mayor of New Paltz, New York, is charged with 19 criminal counts of solemnizing (same-sex) marriages in his town without a license.

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

2011 – The Wyoming Senate votes down House Bill 74, which would have banned recognition of same-sex marriages performed out-of-state.

2012

Frank Ocean began a war of words with Don Henley after the Eagles‘ drummer threatened to take legal action against the Hip-hop star for sampling the 1977 hit “Hotel California” in his tune “American Wedding”. Ocean was quoted as saying “Ain’t this guy rich as f**k? Why sue the new guy? I didn’t make a dime off that song. I released it for free. If anything I’m paying homage.”

2015

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced that in 2014 the organization gained a 6% increase in revenue to just over $1 billion, up from the $944.4 million it collected in 2013.

03-02-2015 A federal judge ruled Nebraska’s statewide ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued the ruing, saying county clerks will be permitted to begin issuing gay marriage licenses on March 9, 2015.

2022

that rights do not apply to people is what courts need to most reject

there should not be a question in 2022

https://www.wemu.org/michigan-news/2022-03-02/court-to-hear-arguments-on-whether-civil-rights-law-covers-lgbt

Court to hear arguments on whether civil rights law covers LGBT | WEMU

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether the state’s civil rights law protects LGBTQ people against discrimination, even though the Legislature has never specifically enumerated that in the statute. We have more from Rick Pluta.www.wemu.org

This is What “Lest We Forget” reminds us not to, eh

https://www.thedailybeast.com/lgbt-ukrainians-fear-theyre-on-vladimir-putins-kill-list-many-are-staying-to-fight-anyway

LGBT Ukrainians Fear They’re on Putin’s Kill List. Many Are Staying to Fight Anyway.

As Russia fights to take Kyiv, LGBT Ukrainians fear Putin has included them as targets on his “kill list.” But instead of running, they’re working to keep his military forces out.www.thedailybeast.com

meanwhile in the West

LGBT Center lauds LA County’s 1st female Fire Chief – WEHOville

Following the Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous confirmation today of Kristin Crowley as the next Fire Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Executive Director Joe Hollendoner issued the following statement: “The Center applauds the historic confirmation of Kristin Crowley to lead the fire department of the nation’s second-largest …wehoville.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

American Experience PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/stonewall-milestones-american-gay-rights-movement/

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link

events link

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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 27

BCE to The Suffragettes

6th Century BC – Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) is born in Mytilene on the Isle of Lesbos. Most of Sappho’s poetry is now lost, and what is extant has survived only in fragmentary form, except for one complete poem – the “Ode to Aphrodite“. She has been called the greatest lyric poet of early Greece. Some historians believe she loved women romantically or erotically but, of course, interpreting fragments of poetry from other times in history across cultural and linguistic divides is more an art than a science. Plato called her the “Tenth Muse.” An aristocrat she was completely self-contained in her love for other women. 

1675

The oldest surviving English opera, Matthew Locke’s Psyche, is first performed at Dorset Garden Theatre, London by the Duke’s Company.

1880 – African-American lesbian poet, essayist and playwright Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) is born. She was an American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. She was one of the first women of color to have a play publicly performed. Analysis of her work by modern literary critics has provided strong evidence that Grimke was lesbian or bisexual. Scholars found more evidence after her death when studying her diaries and more explicit unpublished works. The Dictionary of Literary Biography: African-American Writers Before the Harlem Renaissance states: “In several poems and in her diaries Grimké expressed the frustration that her lesbianism created; thwarted longing is a theme in several poems.” Some of her unpublished poems are more explicitly lesbian, implying that she lived a life of suppression, both personal and creative.

02-27-1925 – 12-24-1990 Pat Bond (born Patricia Childers) – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an American actress who starred on stage, television, and film. Her

 career spanned forty years. Bond never hid the fact that she was a lesbian and in many cases she was the first gay woman people saw on stage. In 1945, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and was a nurse for soldiers returning from the South Pacific. She also served in Occupied Japan. In 1947, in Tokyo, 500 women were dishonorably discharged from the army on the charge of homosexuality. To avoid being prosecuted, she married Paul Bond, a gay GI. She received an honorable discharge from the army on July 3, 1947. Following her leaving the Army, she moved to San Francisco where she earned a BA and MA in Theater from San Francisco State College. She became 

nationally known from the documentary film about gay people, titled Word Is Out (1978), in which she was interviewed. Her performace in the film stole the show and launched her career as an actress and storyteller. By the late 1970s/80s, she was performing four one-woman shows in theater around the country. Gerty Gerty Gerty Is Back Back Back was her most popular performance where she plays the legendary Gertrude Stein. In 1990, Bond was honored by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in recognition of her service in the army at the end of WWII. She died of emphysema on Christmas Eve, 1990. In 1992, The Pat Bond Memorial Old Duke Award was founded in her honor. The award goes to recognize Bay Area lesbians over the age of 60 who have made outstanding contributions to the world.

02-27-1932 – 03-23-2011 Elizabeth Taylor – Born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom. She was a British-American 

actress and considered one of the greatest and most famous screen stars in the world. After her close friend, Rock Hudson, died in 1985 following his battle with HIV/AIDS, the actress started work to find a cure for the disease. In 1985, she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research. In 1991 she launched the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation in order to offer greater support for those who are sick, as well as fund research for more advanced treatments. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honor, the Jean Hershel Humanitarian Award, and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

02-27-1936 Sonia Johnson – Born in Malad City, Idaho. She is a feminist activist and 

writer. She was excommunicated by LDS Church (Mormon Church) for her outspoken support of the Equal Rights Amendment. She went on to publish several radical feminist books and became a popular feminist speaker. Johnson currently lives in New Mexico with her partner Jade DeForest.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Tam Elizabeth O’Shaughnessy (born January 27, 1952) is an American children’s science writer, former professional tennis player and co-founder of the science education company Sally Ride Science. O’Shaughnessy was the life partner of astronaut Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012), the first American woman in space, from 1985 until Ride’s death in 2012.

February 27, 1956

Little Richard released the single “Long Tall Sally” b/w “Slippin’ and Slidin.’”

1957 – Sherry Harris (born February 27, 1957) was elected to the Seattle city council in 1991, making her the first openly lesbian African-American elected official. In 1991, Harris ran for political office in Seattle. She became the first candidate endorsed by the then newly-founded Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a national organization supporting LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Queer) persons in politics. By a 70% majority, Harris defeated the 24-year incumbent, Sam Smith, who had been the first African American elected to the Seattle City Council. She served as an at-large City Council member from 1992 to 1995. Sherry Harris lost her re-election bid in 1995. She attempted a political comeback two years later but did not win the general election. Since then Harris has focused on a holistic vision of persons, politics, and society. In 2010 Harris published her book, Changing the World from the Inside Out: Politics for the New Millennium. She founded her own company in Seattle: Spirit Mind Body Educational Resources. She lectures and conducts workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.

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

February 27, 1961

Aretha Franklin made her pop chart debut with “Won’t Be Long” on Columbia Records. It reached #76 and became the first of seventy-four hits for the “Queen of Soul” over the next thirty-three years.

02-27-1965 Sherry D. Harris – Born in Newark, New Jersey. She was the first out 

African-American lesbian elected to public office in 1991 in the United States. Harris ran for political office in Seattle and became the first candidate endorsed by the newly-founded Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. By a 70% majority, Harris defeated the 24-year incumbent, Sam Smith, who had been the first African-American elected to the Seattle City Council. She served on the City Council from 1992 to 1995. She also helped raise over $1 million to fight anti-gay ordinances in Washington state. In 2010, Harris published her book, Changing the World from the Inside Out: Politic for the New Millennium.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 27, 1971

Janis Joplin‘s album Pearl hits #1 in the US, where it stays for nine weeks. on the song chart she moved from 25-10 with the posthumous release “Me And Bobby McGee”. Joplin died of a heroin overdose three months before the album was released.

February 27, 1973

Three hundred members of the American Indian Movement, including local and traditional Native Americans, began a 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the massacre of Sioux men, women and children in 1890, and  reclaimed it in the name of the Lakota Nation. On May 8, 1973, after four people had been killed and 15 others wounded, the Siege at Wounded Knee came to an end with government law enforcement agencies making nearly 1200 arrests.

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

1982

 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” moved from 18 to 9 on the usa song charts

02-27-1982 Francine Beppu – Place of birth in Hawaii unknown. American television personality, and entrepreneur. She graduated from New York University. She came to prominence with her role on the 

Showtime reality series The Real L Word, season 2. She grew up in Hawaii, loves the islands and local culture, but growing up gay in Hawaii wasn’t easy. She left Hawaii after high school and continued her education at New York University, where she earned degrees in Marketing, International Business, and Media & Technology. New York is also where she expanded her horizons and was introduced to a diverse and openly gay community.

1988

George Michael reaches number one in the US for the second time in his solo career with “Father Figure”. He would go on to have a total of six after scoring three chart toppers with Andrew Ridgeley in Wham!

1989: The U.S.S.R. reports the case of twenty-nine infants and six mothers who all contracted AIDS in the same hospital through a single unsterile syringe that was used over and over again.

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

1993

After fourteen weeks at #1, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” became the longest-running chart topper, eclipsing Boyz II Men’s 1992 smash, “End of the Road.” That record was eclipsed in 1995 – 1996 by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day”, which enjoyed a run of 16 weeks.

1995

Céline Dion made British music chart history by becoming the first artist in more than 30 years to have both the number one album and number one single for five straight weeks.

1997 – The Centers for Disease Control reports a major decline in AIDS-related deaths for the first time.

1999

Britney Spears had the #1 U.K. song with “…Baby One More Time”.

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

2001 – Two female characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow and Tara, kiss. Though there had been other lesbian kisses on television, this was the first realistic lesbian relationship between two women on screen.

2004 – New Palz, NY, Mayor Jason West begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, following San Francisco. The license were later nullified.

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

2016

Elton John gave a free, surprise concert outside of the old Tower Records building in Los Angeles. John performed an hour-long set of his hits to thank the city of West Hollywood for its support of his AIDS Foundation and his Academy Awards Viewing Party

2017 – 

, an ABC mini-series, premiers on this day.  It was a docudrama miniseries about LGBT rights, created by Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974). The 45-year saga tells the evolving history of the modern gay rights movement, starting just after the Stonewall riots in 1969. Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk.

2022

they are not lesbian bars when they are for queer people

that is women caretaking everyone but ourselves again

lesbians need lesbian spaces

Lesbian Bars Are Popping Up Around the Country – The New York Times

Around the country, new pop-ups have sought to fill a void left by L.G.B.T.Q.-focused spaces that have closed.www.nytimes.com

https://www.ibtimes.co.in/amid-controversies-this-lesbian-film-hit-indian-theaters-april-08-846123

Amid controversies, this lesbian film to hit Indian theaters on April 08 – IBTimes India

According to close sources to the movie, the director has shot several intimate lesbian scenes featuring the lead stars for this moviewww.ibtimes.co.in

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

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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 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

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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.

LGBTQ2 for February 20

BCE to The Suffragettes

1775 — In Frisia, the Netherlands, two teenage servants are banished for three years for “toleration of sodomy.”

1852 — Delaware eliminates the flogging penalty for sodomy and substitutes time in the pillory before imprisonment.

(1872 –   1938) born: William Lygon   UK Politician He was Governor of New South Wales between 1899 and 1901, a member of the Liberal administrations of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith between 1905 and 1915 and leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords between 1924 and 1931. When political enemies threatened to make public his homosexuality, he resigned from office to go into exile.

(1880 –  1923) Baron Jacques D’Adelsward-Fersen French
Author / Poet / Aristocrat

1927 – Roy Cohn (February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986)is born. He was an American attorney. During Senator Joseph McCarthy‘s investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare, Cohn served as McCarthy’s chief counsel and gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. He was also known for being a U.S. Department of Justiceprosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and later for representingDonald Trump during his early business career. Cohn was vehemently anti-gay. When Cohn brought on G. David Schine as chief consultant to the McCarthy staff, speculation arose that Schine and Cohn had a sexual relationship. Speculation about Cohn’s sexuality intensified following his death from AIDS in 1986. In a 2008 Roger Stonesaid, “Roy was not gay. He was a man who liked having sex with men. Gays were weak, effeminate. He always seemed to have these young blond boys around. It just wasn’t discussed. He was interested in power and access.” The Names Project’s AIDS memorial quilt features one anonymously-added square that read: “Roy Cohn: Bully, Coward, Victim.”

1927, France – Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (20 February 1927– 10 March 2018) was a French fashion designer who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952. He was famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey HepburnandclothingforJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970. His partner was Philippe Venet.

1939 — The Indiana Supreme Court rejects the contention of a man and woman convicted of sodomy that oral sex only between people of the same sex is sodomy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941

Buffy Sainte-Marie, songwriter who helped pen “Up Where We Belong” (for Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes), among others, and “Until It’s Time for you to go” covered by Elvis in the 70s, and “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” covered by The Indigo Girls was born on the Piapot Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1959 — The Idaho Supreme Court upholds the sodomy conviction of Gordon Larsen, one of the Boise victims, despite inflammatory remarks by prosecutors at his trial. The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review the decision.

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

February 20, 1969

A film called Candy, which stars Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, John Huston, Walter Matthau, Sugar Ray Robinson and Ringo Starr, makes it premiere. The film received an X rating because of a scene where Candy (played by Ewa Aulin) and the Mexican gardener, Emanuel (Ringo Starr), have sex. Other characters also had a piece of Candy… so to speak.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

  Queen opened for Yes at the Kingston Polytechnic in London.

1973 — The District of Columbia Court of Appeals rejects a First Amendment challenge to Gay men soliciting for sex.

February 20, 1974

Cher gives Sonny a birthday present by filing for divorce after ten years of marriage.

A California appellate court rejects a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s oral copulation law.

1978

ABBA had another #1 song in the U.K. with “Take A Chance On Me”.

1979, Canada – Seven men, including Winnipeg Free Presspublisher Richard Malone, (Sept. 18, 1909 – June 24, 1985) are charged with buggery and gross indecency and twelve boys are turned over to juvenile authorities after a five-month investigation of a “juvenile sex ring

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

1981, Canada – Over four thousand gays and supporters rally at Toronto’s Queen’s Park and march to Metro Toronto Police’s 52 Division to protest the February 5th bathhouse raids and to call for independent inquiry. 

1982: 

An article in the medical journal “Lancet” suggests that there is evidence to show inhaling poppers damages the immune system.

“I Love Rock ‘N Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, moved from #39 to #18.

Barry Manilow hit #1 for the 12th time in 22 releases on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Somewhere Down The Road”.

On the LP charts,  the Go-Go’s moving from 9 to 3 with Beauty and the Beat.

1985

The Bangles were in concert at the Marquee Club in London.

1988

Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Should Be So Lucky.’ Minogue had become a household name playing Charlene Ramsey in Australian soap Neighbours. After every major UK record company turned down the track, producer Pete Waterman released the single on his own PWL label. Kylie has gone on to score over 30 hit singles.

On the song charts  The Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield had the runner-up with “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” while George Michael took a big leap (12-4) with “Father Figure”. 

Faith by George Michael remained at #1 on the Album chart for a fourth week. 

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

1991

Bette Midler’s version of “From A Distance” is named Song Of The Year,

1993

Whitney Houston remained at #1 for the 13th week with “I Will Always Love You”, tying Boyz II Men with their song “End Of The Road” for the Rock Era record at the time.

Whitney Houston released the single “I Have Nothing”.

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

2000

NBC aired the TV-movie biopic “Little Richard,” directed by Robert Townsend and starring Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones, Mel Jackson, and Garrett Morris.

2004: Victoria Dunlap, Republican county clerk of rural Sandoval County, New Mexico, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing lack of legal grounds for denial.

2004: King Norodom Sihanouk, constitutional monarch of Cambodia, declared that he thought his country should legalize same-sex marriage. He said that he reached this conclusion after watching footage of same-sex couples marry in San Francisco. He also stated that transvestites should be well-treated in Cambodia.

2005

Broadway previews began for the musical “All Shook Up.”

2007

The US hair salon where pop star Britney Spears shaved her head set up a website to auction her hair for more than $1m (£512,500). The website, buybritneyshair.com, claimed to have been set up by salon owner Esther Tognozzi included photos of the hair, saying it was “absolutely authentic”. As well as the hair, the winning bidder would also get the hair clippers Spears used, a blue lighter she left at the salon and the can of Red Bull she was drinking at the time.

Christina Aguilera began a North American tour at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  The Black Eyed Peas and Pussycat Dolls opened for her on the tour.

died: Marcella Althaus-Reid (? – 2009 ) Argentinian
Theologian, who applied the principles of the liberation theology she she applied in Argentina under the military theology, to sexual liberation and feminist theology. She was a pioneer in the development of queer theology, best known for her landmark books “Indecent Theology” and “The Queer God”.

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

2022

so we can finally tell hetero men to stop assaulting and raping generally? across all the demographics harmed?

https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/protect-lgbt-people-from-violence-bias-101645367047830.html

Protect LGBT people from violence, bias – Hindustan Times

This week, Tamil Nadu became the first state in India to put a specific provision in the law governing its police force, barring any harassment of LGBTQIA+ communities, or members of organisations working for their welfarewww.hindustantimes.com

The Sims was one of the video games that helped internationally in advocacy.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4aw78q/how-russias-lgbt-propaganda-law-turned-the-sims-community-against-itself

How Russia’s LGBT ‘Propaganda’ Law Turned the Sims Community Against Itself

EA announced that it wouldn’t release a new Sims pack featuring a lesbian couple in Russia, then backtracked. After exhausting community infighting, the only clear winners are the architects of a discriminatory law.www.vice.com

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: as a gamer who played Fallout and The Sims games that allowed same gender marriages and who had a sims webpage of queer content downloadable – it was difficult to get my queers as sims page included on webrings – that used to connect html pages – owing to heterosexual discrimination.

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The Lavender Effect

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Queers in History

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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 17

BCE to The Suffragettes

1854, Germany – Friedrich Alfred Krupp (17 February 1854 – 22 November 1902) was a German steel manufacturer of the company Krupp. He was the son of Alfred Krupp and inherited the family business when his father died in 1887. Whereas his father had largely supplied iron and steel, Friedrich shifted his company’s production back to arms manufacturing. Friedrich greatly expanded Krupp and acquired the Germaniawerf in 1896 which gave him control of warship manufacturing in Germany. He oversaw the development of nickel steel, U-boats, the diesel engine, and much more. He died in 1902 of apparent suicide after his homosexual activites and orgies were published in a newspaper. In the Second Reich, homosexuality was considered one of the worst crimes. Under paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code it was punishable by years of hard labor, then later the concentration camp.

1904

The opera “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini had its world premiere at La Scala in Milan.

02-17-1905 — 08-31-1937   Ruth Baldwin (born Catherine Ruth Baldwin) – Place of birth unknown. She was an American-born English socialite, part of the Bright Young Things crowd. In the 1920s in London she was known for

 her use of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. Baldwin was the first important lover of American heiress Marion Barbara  “Joe” Carstairs (b. February 1, 1900). She turned the kitchen in the house she shared with Carstairs into a bar. Carstairs friends later said, “She was wild. She was such fun. Ruth, she was really wild.” She told Carstairs, “The world is one’s oyster if taken at will.” When Carstairs purchased her first motorboat, Baldwin gave her a Steiff doll that Carstairs named Lord Tod Wadley (She kept the doll until her death). Baldwin was also involved with photographer Olivia Wyndham. Baldwin died of a suspected overdose at a Chelsea party at the home of  actress Gwen Farrar on August 31, 1937, while her friends listened to a boxing match in the next room. The London newspaper The Times announced her death and described her as having short hair and a mannish tie, alluding to the fact that she was a lesbian. The article also said she was sharing a house with Carstairs. Baldwin’s ashes were taken by Carstairs to her private island, Whale Cay in the Bahamas, where she built a church to house them. When she sold Whale Cay, she removed the ashes. When Carstairs died in Naples, Florida, in 1993, Lord Tod Wadley was cremated with her. Their ashes and those of Ruth Baldwin were buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, New York.

02-17-1934 – 12-27-2003 Alan Bates – Born in Allestree, Derby, United 

Kingdom. He was an English actor. Known for his roles in Zorba the GreekKing of HeartsGeorgy GirlFar From the Madding Crowd, and The Fixer, which he was nominated for best actor by the Academy Awards. He also starred in Women in Love. He was married but had numerous gay relationships throughout his life, including those with actors Nickolas Grace, and Peter Wyngarde, and Olympic skater John Curry.

02-17-1942 – 08-22-1989 Huey Newton – Born in Monroe, Louisiana. He was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton 

supported LGBT rights back in 1970. On August 15, 1970, Newton delivered a speech in New York titled A Letter to the Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters About the Women’s Liberation and the Gay Liberation Movements. His address pointed to the intersectionality of racism, sexism, and homophobia. He told the audience that may not have been totally sympathetic, that “the women’s liberation front and gay liberation front are our friends, they are our potential allies, and we need as many allies as possible.” At the time, mainstream society treated LGBT people like pariahs. But Newton urged his fellow activists to be compassionate and inclusive. He had no time for gay slurs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 17, 1955

At the urging of R&B singer Lloyd Price, Little Richardsent his first audition tape to Specialty Records. Richard was signed to a Specialty contract that paid him a half cent for every record sold.

1958

Little Richard’s “Good Golly Miss Molly” charted, reaching #10 pop and #4 R&B. It was Richard’s fourteenth and last R&B Top 10 smash.

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

02-17-1961 Angela Eagle – Born in Bridlington, United Kingdom. She is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for 

Wallasey since 1992. She gained the distinction of becoming the British Parliament’s first openly lesbian member by coming out in September 1997 in an interview with The Observer . In September 2008, Eagle entered into a civil partnership with Maria Exall. In 2009 she was ranked in the top 50 on The Independent’s Pink List of the 101 most influential gay men and women in Britain.

1962 – Cheryl Ann Jacques (born February 17, 1962) is an American politician and attorney who served six terms in the Massachusetts Senate, was the president of the Human Rights Campaign for 11 months, and served as an administrative judge in the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. Jacques became president of HRC in 2004, succeeding Elizabeth Birch. She addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. She resigned on November 30, 2004, citing “a difference in management philosophy” with her board, following criticism of the HRC’s failure to defeat voter referendums in 11 states banning same-sex marriage and, in some cases, civil unions. After leaving HRC, she was of counsel to the law firm of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins and Kesten and was a consultant on diversity issues to corporations and non-profit organizations. In 2008 Jacques was named a Department of Industrial Accidents Administrative Judge by Governor Deval Patrick. On March 12, 2012 the State Ethics Commission charged her with violating Massachusetts’ conflict-of-interest law after she allegedly tried to use her clout as a judge to have a dentist office reduce her brother-in-law’s bill. Jacques contended that she never intended to introduce her position, but did so “inadvertently”. The ethics commission found in favor of Jacques on the grounds that the enforcement division failed to prove that Jacques used her official position to intervene in the dispute. In 2013, Jacques and two other administrative judges filed charges with theMassachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, alleging the agency provided a higher salary and a parking space to a male judge appointed after them. In 2014, Governor Patrick chose not to reappoint Jacques, which she alleged was in retaliation for the gender discrimination lawsuit. In 2004, Jacques married Jennifer Chrisler.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-17-1972 Billie Joe Armstrong – Born in Oakland, California. He is an American rock musician and occasional actor, best known as the lead 

vocalist, main songwriter, and guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day. The band’s album, Dookie (1994) broke through into the mainstream, and they had remained one of the most popular rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s with over 60 million records sold. Armstrong has identified himself as bisexual, saying in a 1995 interview with The Advocate, “I think I’ve always been bisexual.”

February 17, 1973

Anne Murray moved to #1 on the Adult chart with “Danny’s Song”.

Elton John’s first career #1 was a big one–“Crocodile Rock” remained there for a third week. 

1977, Canada – The first public gay demonstration in Atlantic Canada is held in Halifax. It was part of a nationally coordinated protest against CBC Radio’s refusal to air gay public service announcements that also included demonstrations in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. 

1976

Bette Midler was awarded the “Woman of the Year” award from Harvard’s University’s Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society. Upon accepting, Bette says: “This award characterizes what the American male wants in a woman…brains, talent and gorgeous tits.”

02-17-1979   Conrad Ricamora – Born in Santa Maria, California. He is an

 American actor and singer. Ricamora is best known for his portrayal of Oliver Hampton on the ABC television series How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2020). He is openly gay and was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award. 

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

1989:

 Chicago’s new gay rights ordinance takes effect.  It mandates fines up to $500 for discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

1990

Queen Latifah made her chart debut with “Ladies First,” reaching #64 R&B. Through 1998, she would manage to hit the chart fifteen times, though she was spending more time acting in films than recording.

02-17-1991   Raymix (b. Edmundo Gómez Moreno) – Born in San José El Vidrio, Mexico. He is a Mexican musician and aerospace engineer.

 

On June 5, 2020, Raymix released a video where he came out as gay, saying “Today I am freer, happier than ever because I know that I can express myself as I really am”, and added that some acquaintances advised him not to do so because they consider that people are not prepared for a gay regional or cumbia musician. In 2021, along with Paulina Rubio, Raymix was nominated for Regional Mexican Cumbia Song of the Year for Tú y Yo at the 33rd Lo Nuestro Awards.

1996

Whitney Houston was third with “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”,

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

2002

It was reported that George Michael’s in Hamstead was burglarized. The theft included his $114,000 Aston Martin sports car and $140,000 in paintings, jewelry and clothing.

2003

The man behind the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC was being investigated over complaints that aspiring stars paid $1,500 (£882) to feature on his website. Lou Pearlman was accused by Florida authorities of getting young actors and models to pay upfront to appear on his Trans Continental company’s website by saying he would also help them to find work.

2004

The Recording Industry Association of America filed 531 “John Doe” lawsuits against suspected users of peer-to-peer file-sharing services. Once a John Doe suit has been approved by a judge, the record-label plaintiffs can subpoena the information necessary to identify the defendant by name.

2008

Little Richard received a standing ovation from a crowd of 2,400 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville without playing or singing a note. The 75 year-old rock ‘n’ roll pioneer was seated at the rear of the auditorium during a Temptations/Four Tops concert when he was introduced by the Temptations’ Otis Williams.

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

2011 – Facebook expands relationship language to add civil unions and domestic partners

2012, Iraq – “Emo Killings” begin in Iraq. The series of killings targets young men who appear outside the mainstream, especially gay and “emo” youth. Emo is a style of fashion including skinny jeans. On this day, Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi, 20, is beaten to death with a brick.

2019

Dear Anita Bryant – by Ronni Sanlo, was asked to do an encore performance at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs

2022

Trans divided the movement with cotton ceiling

Special rights are not human rights

No one has the right to deny others ordinary human senses

https://newrepublic.com/article/165403/groups-pushing-anti-trans-laws-want-divide-lgbtq-movement

The Groups Pushing Anti-Trans Laws Want to Divide the LGBTQ Movement | The New Republic

The same people keep pushing bill after bill, developing their strategy as they go.newrepublic.com

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/lgbtq-youth-develop-eating-disorders-at-higher-rates-than-their-peers

Eating Disorders Among LGBTQ Youth: What We’re Learning

New research from The Trevor Project examines why LGBTQ young people are experiencing eating disorders at higher rates than their peers, and how such issues can increase their risk of suicide as well.www.healthline.com

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-696855

LGBTQ education and Israel’s illiberal Left – opinion

Tal Gilboa comes under fire for challenging Orwellian doublethink.www.jpost.com

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/lgbtq-representation-on-tv-hits-record-high-advocacy-group-says-1.1725120

LGBTQ Representation on TV Hits Record High, Advocacy Group Says – BNN Bloomberg

On primetime network TV shows, 12% of main characters are LGBTQwww.bnnbloomberg.ca

so the trend to describe in other than heterosexual terms is not as trendy as appears

More than 7 percent of U.S. adults now identify as LGBTQ, doubling in a decade | Boing Boing

Turns out Kinsey might have been right with 10% after all, after decades of that number being debunked. After all, that’s how many A

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Today in LGBT History – February 17 | Ronni Sanlo

https://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-february-…

Feb 17, 2018 — 2012, Iraq – “Emo Killings” begin in Iraq. The series of killings targets young men who appear outside the mainstream, especially gay and “emo” …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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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.

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The Lavender Effect

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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.

LGBTQ for February 15



BCE to The Suffragettes

02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery 

petitions at the age of 17.  In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her deepest relationships were with other women and she never married. She was said to be the “third person” in the marriage of Stanton, her longtime companion with whom she traveled for three decades giving speeches. Anthony’s feminism and quest for equal rights for women and blacks was the first plank in the platform women were building for social justice in America.In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Her first treatise on women’s suffrage noted, “ Universal manhood suffrage, by establishing an aristocracy or sex, imposes upon the women of this nation a more absolute and cruel despotism than monarchy; in that women finds a political master in her father, husband, brother, son. The aristocracies of the old world are based upon birth, wealth, refinement, education, nobility, brave deeds of chivalry; in this nation, on sex alone; exalting brute force above moral power, vice above virtue, ignorance above education, and the son above the mother who bore him.”

February 15, 1903

The first teddy bear in America was introduced by Russian immigrants Morris and Rose Michtom.

02-15-1907 — 01-01-1994   Cesar Romero – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American actor, singer, dancer, and vocal artist. He was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. In 1935, Romero played a leading role in The Devil is a Woman opposite Marlene Dietrich. In the 1960s classic TV show,

Batman Romero played the Joker. Romero never married and was described as a “confirmed bachelor.” He appeared frequently at Hollywood events escorting actresses, such as Joan Crawford, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, Jane Wyman, and Ginger Rogers. Many historians and biographers have speculated on Romero being closeted about his sexuality. According to stories he told author Boze Hadleigh for the 1996 book Hollywood Gays, he had a wide-ranging gay sex life. Because he was “out” to all his entertainment industry colleagues, it was also stated the Romero’s homosexuality was Hollywood’s worst kept secret. In 1946, Romero and Tyrone Power went on an 8-week vacation in Power’s private plane. They traveled to Mexico, Central, and South America. Romero died in 1994 from complications of a blood clot. 

02-15-1934 – 05-25-2005 Graham Kennedy – Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an Australian entertainer, radio, television, 

and film performer. Kennedy is the most awarded star of Australian television and was known as The King of Australian television. Kennedy was closeted, though it was an open secret within the Australian television community, the subject was not discussed openly until after his death. Rob Astbury, a former top Australian Sportscaster, published King and I: My Life with Graham Kennedy, recounting his 20 year relationship with Kennedy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Bill T. Jones (born February 15, 1952) is an Americanartistic directorchoreographerand dancer. Jones has received numerous awards for his work including the 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work in Fela!Jones and his lover of 17 years, Arnie Zane (September 26, 1948 – March 30, 1988) danced and choreographed together. As an openly gay interracial couple they pushed the envelope and challenged their audiences’ preconceived notions about gender, race and sexuality. In 1982, they cofounded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. In 1986, Zane was diagnosed with AIDS, which claimed his life two years later. Watching his life partner die gave Jones a new sense of passion and urgency. Jones continues to dance and choreograph for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 He has been called “one of the most notable, recognized modern-dance choreographers and directors of our time.” In 1971, Jones met and fell in love with Arnie Zane. The couple had a personal and professional relationship that lasted until Zane’s death from AIDS in 1988. Since 1993, Jones has been with Bjorn Amelan. They are now legally married. ( Top Photo of Jones & Zane – Bottom Photo of Jones & Amelan)

1958

Elvis Presley’s five-song EP “Jailhouse Rock” hit #18 in the U.K.

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

1964

I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles was the #1 song for a third week.  Lesley Gore peaked at #2 with “You Don’t Own Me” while the new Beatles song “She Loves You” moved from 7 to 3. 

02-15-1968 Richard Blanco – Born in Madrid, Spain. His family were Cuban exiles that moved from Spain to Miami when he was an 

infant. He is an American poet, public speaker, author, and civil engineer. He is the fifth poet to read at a United States presidential inauguration. He read his poem, One Today, for Barack Obama’s second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. In the poem Queer Theory, According to My Grandmother, he described how his grandmother warned him as a young boy. “For God’s sake, never pee sitting down…/I’ve seen you” and “Don’t stare at The Six-Million Dollar Man./I’ve seen you” and “Never dance alone in your room.” He and his partner split their time between Bethel, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 15, 1970

After a Sly & the Family Stone concert ran hours late and resulted in more $1,000 damage at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall, the Daughters of the American Revolution imposed a ban against any further rock concerts at the venue.

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

1980 – William Friedkin’s Cruising opens nationwide and is blasted by critics (gay and straight) for its depiction of homosexuality, but also, as one critic puts it, “[its] narrative loopholes [and] unconvincing plot twists.”

1983 – Lesbian playwright Jane Chambers(27 March 1937 – February 15, 1983)(A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove) dies of a brain tumor at the age of 45. She was a “pioneer in writing theatrical works with openly lesbian characters”. Beth Allen was her lover, companion and manager.

02-15-1985 Natalie Morales – Born in Kendall, Florida. She is an American actress and 

starred in the ABC Family series The Middleman. Feature films she has appeared in include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance. Morales also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. On June 30, 2017, Morales came out on social media that she identified as queer. She plays the role as Rosie Casals in the film Battle of the Sexes that was released in September 22, 2017, starring Emma Stone as Billy Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.

1986

Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut was moving back up after 48 weeks of release.

Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and doubled at #1 on the pop chart

1989 – A Los Angeles jury awards Rock Hudson’s (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985)ex-lover, Marc Christian (born on June 23, 1953)$21.75 million in damages for the emotional distress he claims to have suffered upon learning that Hudson had AIDS. The award is later reduced to $5.5 million.

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

1993

“This is the crowning achievement of my career and they want to give it to me secretly. It’s like I’m in the kitchen doing all the cooking and the waiters get all the credit. I cried. . . .I’ve been waiting so long.” Little Richard’s reaction upon hearing he was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy but would have to accept it at a dinner the night before.

1995, Canada – premiers. The film is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein(born April 6, 1955) and Jeffrey Friedman (August 24, 1951). The film is based on Vito Russo‘s (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990)book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexualand transgendercharacters. The film was given a limited release in select theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.

1999 –Stephen Brady  (born 11 June 1959)and his partner Peter Stephens were the world’s first openly gay ambassadorial couple. Accompanied by Stephens, Brady presented his credentials as Australian Ambassador to Denmark, to Queen Margrethe II on February  15,1999.

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

2008 – Fifteen-year-old Lawrence King (January 13, 1993 – February 15, 2008)was shot on Feb. 12, 2008 and died two days later after a verbal exchange with 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in Oxnard, CA. King, an eighth-grader who identified as gay and occasionally wore makeup, high heels and other feminine attire to E. O. Green Junior High School, was shot in the head while in class at school. The story is captures in the documentary Valentine Road by director Marta Cunningham.

2009, Canada –  Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race American reality TV series. RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is widely considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen of all time. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.RuPaul has been with his Australian partner, Georges LeBar, since 1994, when they met at the Limelightnightclub in New York City. They married in January 2017. LeBar is a painter and runs a 50-acre ranch in Wyoming.

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

2013 – Robbie Rogers (born May 12, 1987)is a television producer and former American professional soccer player. On this day, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu  (19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998)in 1990. On May 26, 2013, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the LA Galaxy. Rogers began dating television writer producer Greg Berlanti  (born May 24, 1972)[in 2013, and on February 18, 2016, they welcomed their first son via surrogacy, They were married on December 2, 2017, in Malibu, California.

2019

Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo premieres.

2022

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/feb/15/story-of-trailblazing-gay-pop-song-kay-why

‘Nuns quivered at the naughty bits!’ The story of trailblazing gay pop song Kay, Why? | Pop and rock | The Guardian

Unknown to many, this hilarious slice of high camp 60s psychedelia is a sought-after cult classic, made when being gay was still taboo. Its secret creators speak for the very first timewww.theguardian.com

https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.68062/title.former-gucci-mane-artist-lil-wop-comes-out-as-bisexual

Former Gucci Mane Artist Lil Wop Comes Out As Bisexual

The rapper’s reveal was met with overwhelming support from fans in the comments.hiphopdx.com

queer movies have long been about reinforcing heteronormativity

http://www.thebeaverton.com

DEAR USA: Heterosexual women do not have equal rights.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/15/opinion/passing-equality-act-will-ensure-lgbtq-civil-rights/

Passing the Equality Act will ensure LGBTQ civil rights – The Boston Globe

This would not be a radical change, but it would be moral progress.www.bostonglobe.com

access to education and careers and secure housing

participation in society reduces suicide and increases the economy

https://thelogicalindian.com/lgbtq/aipc-lgbtq-community-33959

AIPC Forms Cell For LGBTQ Community; Aims At Skill Enhancement For Employment Opportunities

The AIPC has also organised webinars by Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist and Congress member from Karnataka, and with parents of queer people, where they spoke about their experience in…thelogicalindian.com

the problem of magical and delusional thinking….

the difference between a religion and a cult is supposedly the amount of time spent within that group

24/7 is a cult

the real difference between a cult and a religion, is that in the religion, the original cult members have died of naturalish causes

owing to suicide cults not leaving many followers

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/anti-lgbtq-pastor-claims-found-6-witches-infiltrating-church/

Anti-LGBTQ pastor claims he has found 6 witches infiltrating his church / LGBTQ Nation

“You better look in my eyeballs, ’cause we ain’t afraid of you, you stinkin’ witch…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.press-citizen.com/story/opinion/2022/02/15/opinion-only-federal-law-can-fully-protect-lgbtq-iowans/6707677001/

Opinion: Only federal law can fully protect LGBTQ Iowans

I’ve witnessed the continued struggles LGBTQ people confront — and I know that our state’s nondiscrimination protections are not enough to shield them.www.press-citizen.com

https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/budapest-restaurants-leave-a-table-for-lgbtq-couples-afraid-to-celebrate-in-public-9930

Budapest restaurants leave a table for LGBTQ couples afraid to celebrate in public | TheMayor.EU

35 Restaurants in Budapest leave a rainbow-coloured candle on an empty table, raising awareness for LGBTQ couples, who are too afraid to celebrate love in a public space. According to Hungarian advoca..www.themayor.eu

this is where personal bigotry gets systemic:

first books, then people

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-15/over-100-bills-limiting-lgbtq-and-race-talk-in-u-s-schools-have-been-introduced-this-year

Over 100 Bills Limiting LGBTQ and Race Talk in U.S. Schools Have Been Introduced This Year

Anti-LGBTQ+ activists are building on momentum from anti-critical race theorywww.bloomberg.com

those against are okay with suicide rates, it is outsourced genocide and it pointed to by those who oppress us as evidence that we are mentally ill

when it is really their being bothered by others that is mental illness

religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusion

and that includes name calling others all the way to violence

when a delusion is rejected and called out by others

https://news.wfsu.org/state-news/2022-02-15/lgbtq-authors-and-advocates-say-floridas-dont-say-gay-bill-could-hurt-teens

LGBTQ authors and advocates say a plan to curb school talk about sex and gender identity could hurt teens | WFSU News

The bill would prohibit discussions about gender identity or sexual orientation in primary grade levels.news.wfsu.org

“OUTinPerth revealed back in December that the Girl Guides of WA’s new CEO was exploring options for changing the organisation’s rules so that transgender girls would no longer be able to be part of the membership. “

So she was victimized for protecting girls and being for women

funny how heterosexual maledom is one gender and everyone else under woman, when there are supposed to be more than two….

Former Guides CEO Karyn Lisignoli says she’s a victim of “cancel culture” | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture

Karyn Lisignoli, who spent less than a fortnight as the CEO of Girl Guides WA before being fired, says she’s a victim of “cancel culture”. www.outinperth.com

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/sonal-chauhan-calls-for-better-lgbt-representation-in-bollywood-101644914681323.html

Sonal Chauhan calls for better LGBT representation in Bollywood | Bollywood – Hindustan Times

The conversations around the evolving portrayal of the queer community in Bollywood have increased manifold in the recent past | Bollywoodwww.hindustantimes.com

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jurgen-klopp-lgbt-liverpool-awards-26234744

Jurgen Klopp nominated in 2022 British LGBT Awards alongside Lady Gaga and Olly Alexander – Mirror Online

The Liverpool manager has been recognised for his efforts while the club as a whole have also been nominated for an award thanks to their recent ‘Red Together’ campaignwww.mirror.co.uk

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/a39074806/lgbt-history-month/

LGBT History Month – historic LGBTQIA+ icons to know

Every February the UK celebrates LGBT+ History Month this is everything you need to know including why LGBT History Month is celebratedwww.cosmopolitan.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/02/15/lgbt-rights-under-renewed-pressure-hungary

LGBT Rights Under Renewed Pressure in Hungary | Human Rights Watch

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and the groups who work to protect them are under fresh pressure in Hungary.www.hrw.org

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February 15 – A Brief History of the LGBT+ Experience: Pt 2

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Feb 15, 2017 — Ghaziani, Amin. “The Reinvention of Heterosexuality.” The Gay and Lesbian Review, v. 17, n. 3, May-June 2010: 27-29. Halperin, David M.

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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.

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.

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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.

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