Dear Some: All or None is so Zero Sum

“:all lives matter” is a bigot claim to ignore the experience of minorities

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/i-dont-care-whether-all-lives-matter-is-said-in-ignorance-its-just-another-example-of-racism/‘I don’t care whether All Lives Matter is said in ignorance—it’s just another example of racism’ – Macleans.cawww.macleans.caShare (1)Emoji

Quirk Sugarplum27 minutes ago

It’s like paraphrasing Animal House.

All lives matter. But some lives matter more than others.

And the ones who’s lives matter more just happen to be the ones in a position to decide others’ lives matter less.

could have not dykesplained it any better. this i am gonna blog. Heterosexual men have to stop defining, insulting, assaulting, raping and murdering women who say no, men who ask for a yes and anyone who they think tricked them. given how they treat other heterosexual men, I am appalled that modern era feminism is about as behaving as badly as and as if, equality has been achieved. eh.

from another post, for the blog

Time for the professional medical profession to take the lead and not have non-expert celebrities from entertainment or sports

and especially not religion

speak to gender and sexuality and inform government policy

Writing on Twitter, Rowling said: “Since speaking up about gender identity theory, I’ve received thousands of emails – more than I’ve ever had on a single subject.

“Many have come from professionals working in medicine, education and social work. All are concerned about the effects on vulnerable young people.”

Referring to a post from the Transgender Trend website, she added: “The writers of this letter are just two of a growing number of whistleblowers.

Doctor and social media personality Eugene Gu said: “Treating transgender kids as if their gender identity is a mental illness causes them unimaginable psychological harm. Let people choose their own identities.”

Many stars of the Harry Potter movie franchise, including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, have condemned Rowling’s views.

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/jk-rowling-medical-scandal-comments-094230094.htmlJ.K. Rowling predicts ‘medical scandal’ in transgender commentsJ.K. Rowling believes a “medical scandal” will engulf the NHS over its identity clinicsca.sports.yahoo.com

Have you ever met any humans? They don’t usually pay attention to actual professionals, medical or otherwise.

If only we could cross-pollinate celebrities and professionals. sigh.  But even then about half the time we get the worst traits combined and end up with a defect like Dr. Oz or Deepak Chopra.

i try to avoid them, I don’ anthropomorphize that species

i have a intergenerational and intersectional LGBTQ2 blog and i wonder if you are okay with my posting the exchanges we have. I think others would benefit from reading.

I can only guess you mean to use me as an example of poor thinking and bad expression. 😄

lols. far from, we do tend to agree more than most readers read for tho, eh.

Communities vs Communes

The Emmy nominations are here, and they are unbelievably queer | CBC ArtsQueeries is a weekly column by CBC Arts producer Peter Knegt that queries LGBTQ art, culture and/or identity through a personal lens. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are still happening this September despite…everything, and this morning we learned what television they might celebrate.

in 2020. we still do not have representation in entertainment media in proportion to our population demographics… 

celebrating small victories.

from the article:

Queer-centric series like Hollywood (12 nominations), RuPaul’s Drag Race (10 nominations, plus another 2 for Untucked), Killing Eve (8 nominations), Queer Eye (6 nominations), Cheer (6 nominations), Euphoria (6 nominations), Pose (5 nominations), Will & Grace (5 nominations), The Politician (5 nominations) and CBC’s very own Schitt’s Creek (15 nominations!) dominated the proceedings, as did many a queer performer. All in all, the amount of LGBTQ representation across the nominations is pretty much unprecedented.

First-ever pan-African Pride will celebrate the ‘bustling, multi-layered, chaotically explosive reservoir’ of queer AfricansPride Afrique, a pan-African LGBT+ Pride event, will celebrate the “bustling, multi-layered, chaotically explosive reservoir” of queer Africans.www.pinknews.co.uk

2020

there remains something magical about queer enclaves

Get lost in Amazon Acres: a photographic snapshot of a '70s lesbian commune

Get lost in Amazon Acres: a photographic snapshot of a ’70s lesbian communeWhen you think of the queer history of Australia in 1978, chances are you immediately think of the very first Mardi Gras protest and the earthquake it unleashed. Artist, filmmaker and academic Helen Grace, a young mother at the time, wasn’t on the march that day, though she did photograph the brave souls who fronted court after being arrested.

1920s expat Paris Lesbians  my fave historic era

from the article:

The permissive atmosphere of Paris is all the more remarkable given the hostility towards lesbianism found elsewhere. Britain was particularly intolerant. Oscar Wilde had been convicted of gross indecency in 1895 under section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885, for ‘committing acts of gross indecency with male persons’. In 1921, MPs debated adding the following clause to the Act that would also make lesbianism a criminal offence: “Any act of gross indecency between female persons shall be a misdemeanour and punishable in the same manner as any such act committed by male persons under section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885”.

Although the House was unanimously agreed that this was a “most disgusting and polluting subject”, the bill failed on the grounds that it might give women ideas. The Lord Chancellor reasoned that “of every thousand women … 999 have never even heard a whisper of these practices”, and therefore “the taint of this noxious and horrible suspicion” must not be “imparted by the Legislature itself”.

‘Paris-Lesbos’: the vibrant lesbian community where women thrivedWhen Oscar Wilde died in a Paris hotel room on 30 November 1900, he was estranged from his family. Following his conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency, his wife Constance moved to Switzerland and changed her name, and that of their two sons, to Holland.

LGBTQ2: not just for decadent white wealthy men and women

Marriage Equality or Queer CEOs?

my inner ninties dyke is not sure which is more surprising, going from no protections for housing or jobs to marriage equality to openly queer CEOs of major companies…

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/28/tim-cook-prepared-remarks.htmlTim Cook prepared remarksCook is one of four technology CEOs who will appear in Wednesday’s hearing. He will be joined by Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.www.cnbc.com

dear companies. the only thing that made money in web one was porn and in web three, porn is spam.

in web two, the only thing that made money was advertising, which is what web one was created to get away from as users, from ads in newspapers, tv shows and movies.

but this is web three, where the money is in data analysis. so users are content providers now.

in the 1980s. the public feared the databases, and post 9/11 the public populates them.

from information sharing into Big Data, beyond tobacco and climate

into the heart of the social issues, the gender wars

but, the television expansion in the 1960s allowed the tv world to watch the rest

the 1990s changed news from morning and evening to 24/7

and the internet was no longer geeks, it was all the people we went online to get away from

and computers were made more graphical and less technical

the world became more wired, and the world watched on tv

is now online on the internet, along with everything educational to the completely false.

the librarians warned early on and they were shushed.

https://mobilesyrup.com/2020/07/28/apple-tv-news-arcade-card-services-struggling/Apple’s new services haven’t generated ‘meaningful revenue:’ reportApple’s newest services, including TV+, News+, Card and Arcade, are all reportedly struggling as the company comes under increased scrutiny.mobilesyrup.com

there is a quote about not looking too long into the abyss, lest it look back at you

from plato’s cave, the living room tv to the interwebs,

Warhol’s 15 minutes was a curse prediction

BLM: Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton was a blues singer and songwriter whose recordings of “Hound Dog” and “Ball ‘n’ Chain” later were transformed into huge hits by Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin.

Thornton’s version of “Hound Dog” topped the R&B charts for seven weeks and sold over two million copies nationwide. 

Willie Mae Thornton was born on December 11, 1926 outside of Montgomery in rural Ariton, Alabama. Her father was a Baptist minister and her mother was a church singer in his congregation. Thornton’s mother died when the singer was 14, and she left home to pursue a career as an entertainer.

Big Mama Thornton. Biography by Bill Dahl. + Follow Artist. Powerhouse blues and R&B singer, the original “Hound Dog …
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July 25, 1956

Songwriter Mike Stoller, the co-writer of “Hound Dog”, survives the sinking of the ship Andrea Doria after it collided with the MV Stockholm, near Nantucket, Massachusetts. Fifty-one others died.

1984

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


The Thinning of Big Mama – Oxford Americanwww.oxfordamerican.org › magazine › item › 1098-th…

Feb 15, 2017 – Willie Mae Thornton was one of the crucial donors in the transfusion of black Southern blues into two separate veins of white rock & roll in …
Big Mama Thornton | American singer-songwriter | Britannicawww.britannica.com › … › Soul/R&B Music

Big Mama Thornton, American singer and songwriter who performed in the tradition of classic blues singers such as Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie.
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton | Encyclopedia of Alabamawww.encyclopediaofalabama.org › article

Jun 13, 2008 – Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton Willie Mae Thornton (1926-1984) was an influential African American blues singer and songwriter whose career extended from the 1940s to the early 1980s. She was called “Big Mama” for both her size and her robust, powerful voice.
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Explore releases from Big Mama Thornton at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Big Mama Thornton at the Discogs Marketplace.
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Jul 1, 2016 – Center: Big Mama Thornton, 1981 (Los Angeles Public Library) Right: … in the Renaissance were reportedly gay, lesbian or bisexual,” writes …
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Feb 19, 2015 – The history of pop music, and of black pop music in particular, has always … she was infamous for her bisexual exploits, including one notorious 1925 … Performers like Big Mama Thornton and Little Richard were central to …
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Jul 24, 2014 – Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton recorded “Hound Dog” before Elvis Presley and “Ball ‘n’ Chain” before Janis Joplin. She was the big black …
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Apr 23, 2013 – Thornton’s bisexuality is touched on in the acclaimed musical Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story, which stars Canada’s foremost singer …

Equality and The Canada Charter

what if the mid 1980s Charter of Rights had included marriage equality, as the initial version of it had. Not to mention the Charter Challenge Program instead of only the Notwithstanding Claus. 

Rights are for humans, Lest We Forget

For one year in Canada LGBTQ2 could marry, but not divorce. It took another court case for that legislation to have inclusive language

15 years later, reflecting on the fight to say ‘I do’W hen Canada’s Civil Marriage Act (Bill C-38) came into effect on July 20, 2005, making same-sex marriage legal from coast to coast to coast, the country became the fourth in the world to legally treat homosexual couples the same as heterosexual ones.

When it is never

1960
Elvis Presley‘s “It’s Now or Never” debuted on Billboard’s Pop music chart. The song was adapted from the Italian tune “O Sole Mio”, written in 1899.

2019

Listening to the bonus disc, of the Sony elvis that’s the way it is box set.

In the last audio disc, elvis songs the ” it’s now or never” with an ad Lib of “too bad you’re queer.”

Elvis singing this version to a woman who said no, eh.

https://ourdailyelvis.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/the-never-version-eh/The Never Version. eh | Our Daily ElvisListening to the bonus disc, of the Sony elvis that’s the way it is box set. In the last audio disc, elvis songs the it’s now or never with an ad Lib of too bad you’re queer. Elvis singing this ver…ourdailyelvis.wordpress.com

LezLingo: Lanyard Lesbian

Lanyard Lesbian

Social Distancing means two metres of space between our persons

Given that viruses are known to spread via body fluids

this is not the time to be social under distancing

or going into indoor places where there is high turn over of people and this covid virus can be airborne for three hours.

And, as a lesbian, I have to add: Dear Men: there is a pandemic, get some self control. keep it in your pants and wear a mask indoors and out of doors.

https://www.dailyxtra.com/glory-holes-prevent-covid-19-stis-176860?utm_source=onesignal&utm_medium=notifications&utm_campaign=onesignal

Do glory holes really prevent the spread of COVID-19? | Xtra MagazineTo help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through sex, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control recommended glory holes. We asked the experts if they really work.www.dailyxtra.com

in 2011 I stood outside the soup kitchen called The Glory Hole in Alaska….

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https://www.ktoo.org/2018/08/23/glory-hole-no-more-downtown-homeless-shelter-changes-name/Glory Hole no more? Downtown homeless shelter changes name.The shelter formerly known as The Glory Hole was named when it opened in the 1980s for an old mining term hearkening back to Juneau’s gold rush days.www.ktoo.org

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by the 1980s. glory hole was a gay term, even if it had been a mining one before..

meanwhile in politics

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/07/bisexual-senator-kyrsten-sinemas-wigs-conservatives-flipping/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=1fe09ef200-20200723_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-1fe09ef200-430855381Bisexual Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s wigs have conservatives flipping theirs / LGBTQ NationWhile male pundits have condemned her colorful hair, they never seem to mention Donald Trump’s notoriously bad dye jobs…www.lgbtqnation.comShareEmoji

I don’t know about you, but I thank the heavens above that the US has a Senate which rapidly can set aside issues like the deaths of 140,000+ and rising, an economy in tatters, massive unemployment, the wisdom of forcing kids back to school and businesses to reopen, and a paradoxically completely inept but utterly corrupt administration…in order take up the People’s REAL business of assessing the critical minutiae of what one of their membership sometimes wears on her head.

yes, and that roe vs wade, and bathroom bills and cancelling marriage because they have to share remains top of mind to continue to avoid dealing with climate changed.

Rocking Sexuality

Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: July 22

1924

Margaret Whitingis born in Detroit, Michigan, but is raised in Los Angeles, California, where her dad, Richard, composes popular tunes such as “Hooray For Hollywood” and “On The Good Ship Lollipop.” Modern listeners know her for her holiday duet with Johnny Mercer, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

Don’t: The Date RapeSong

Date and MurderSongs

.1979

Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.


A Brief History of Little Richard Grappling With His Sexuality …www.billboard.com › articles › news › richard-sexualit…

Oct 9, 2017 – In a 2017 interview on the Christian-oriented Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Richard reiterated a belief that homosexuality is “unnatural” …

How Little Richard Became the ‘Handsomest Man in Rock …www.rollingstone.com › music › music-features › little-…

May 9, 2020 – Richard Penniman…

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G-G-Generations of Queers

Gen X reflections of Boomers in the era of Millenials adulting

'To be a queer millenial is in some ways a different experience,' says Meghan McCarron

‘To be a queer millenial is in some ways a different experience,’ says Meghan McCarron. The idea of queer-centered spaces in the food and beverage world is not a new phenomenon. As special correspondent for Eater, Meghan McCarron wrote in last year that “the queer food world is coming out.” McCarron has been documenting queer food culture and reporting on the history and future of queer food spaces.

Black Lives Matter March on Vancouver Pride 2019

yes, the younger than my generation of queers was supposed to have rights and live their lives instead, they are fighting to keep rights won by my generation and the ones before mine – decades before they were born

those of us who had no rights, won them are having to fight all over again

equal treatment under the law and access to the public square and health care and careers as well as housing and marriages.

We can’t talk about LGBT health without remembering Virginia BrooksUrgent issues face queer and trans people everywhere, including LGBT suicide, the continued practice of conversion therapy, HIV burden, an epidemic of violence against trans women of colour and poor mental and physical health compared to straight and cis people. In 1981, a former social worker named Virginia Brooks coined the sexual minority stress theory.

“In 1981, a former social worker named Virginia Brooks coined the sexual minority stress theory. Brooks’ work explained why such health disparities exist. In the process, Brooks revolutionized the way we think about queer and trans people, rejecting cultural notions that being queer or trans is pathological, the result of a traumatic past or something negative in people’s lives.

Published in 1981, Brooks’ Minority Stress and Lesbian Women showed how exposure to cultural, social and economic stressors translates into psychological and biophysical stress for LGBT people. Going through experiences like homophobia, employment discrimination and lack of civil rights, to name a few, cumulatively over time translates into poor health.  “

I recommend an interesting article, the jobs that we did when we were marginalized, vs the professions we had access to after rights were gained

Making friendsThere may be some truth to the ‘gay jobs’ stereotypeThere is an unusually high concentration of gay or lesbian workers in certain occupations. For example, both gay men and lesbians and are overrepresented in psychology, law, social work, and university teaching. And there are real occupational patterns behind some popular stereotypes, from the gay flight attendant to the lesbian truck driver.

the phrase Lanyard Lesbian was inspired by this news article

i had been aware of the 1990s 15 mins of chic conferred upon us

when kd lang, then Melissa Etheridge and then Ellen came out. 

but this is lesbians in the mainstream in a new way

the mainstream realized, they need us. 

and we were not all celebs, we were among regular people

Representation of LGBTQ2

for too long, since the start of movies and tv, where LGBTQ2 characters either suicides, murder victims or murders and for lesbians, also vampires.

so no. Fuller, this is not the character to make LGBTQ2

he is a fictional character and a cannibal.

so no thanks, that is not the represention that LGBTQ2 is going for.

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a33286603/hannibal-lecter-pansexual-bryan-fuller-season-4/Hannibal Showrunner Bryan Fuller Confirms Hannibal Is Pansexual‘Hannibal’ showrunner Bryan Fuller confirmed a popular fan theory about the killer, played by Mads Mikkelsen, and hinted at what might happen in season four.www.menshealth.com

Gay child murderer is really not the representation LGBTQ2 is looking for. thanks anyway.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/07/21/nightmare-on-elm-street-freddy-krueger-robert-englund-queer-remake-gay/Gay Freddy Krueger actor wants a queer Nightmare on Elm Street remakeThe actor who played the horror movie villain Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street wants a queer remake of the classic film.www.pinknews.co.uk

Gay for Pay vs Representation

Posted on January 27, 2019by dykewriter

No. queer is not the acting part, the character is. eh. Caroline Evans Thats the essence of acting though… pretending to be someone else in a convincing way. Jake Gyllenhall was straight irl in Brokeback mountain. This sounds like you’re … Continue reading →

https://filmdaily.co/news/lesbian-relationship-sex-scenes/Representation matters: The best lesbian relationship sex scenes – Film DailyWe’re here to prove that lesbian sex scenes need more hype and that representation in the media really matters. Here are the best sex scenes.filmdaily.co

Why Representation Matters: LGBTQ

Posted on July 5, 2018by dykewriter

Scarlett Johansson will play a trans man, but she doesn’t get why people are mad Nina Trygg • 12 minutes ago Dear Heteros if you really want to show LGBTQ support, then stop taking the few roles that represent us support our … Continue reading →

https://www.autostraddle.com/amazon-streaming-queer-lesbian-bisexual-tv-shows/32 Lesbian, Queer & Bisexual (LGBTQ+) TV Shows Streaming Free on Amazon Prime | AutostraddleAmazon Prime has loads of TV shows for queers who love to watch queer content! View our updated list of television shows and web-series available to stream at Autostraddle.com.www.autostraddle.com

Representation and Inclusion: Multicultural World

Posted on December 30, 2016by dykewriter

Sikh NYPD officers now have the uniform option of full turbans.   Wtf The end is near Canada’s RCMP went through this in the 1990s, and it had to be pointed out that India was in the Commonwealth before Canada … Continue reading →

https://freenews.live/velma-from-scooby-doo-was-created-to-be-a-lesbian/Velma from Scooby-Doo was created to be a Lesbian | FREE NEWSProject producer Tony Cervone confirmed the fan’s guesses: he stated that Velma was always a lesbian in the 2010 animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.freenews.live

yes. but how much more of an impact had the performer doing that character being LGBTQ2?

https://www.eonline.com/ca/news/1172176/brittana-forever-celebrating-naya-rivera-s-immeasurable-impact-on-the-queer-communityBrittana Forever: Celebrating Naya Rivera’s Immeasurable Impact on the Queer Community – E! Online – CAIn the days since Naya Rivera’s tragic death, LGBTQ fans have made it clear just how impactful her groundbreaking portrayal of Glee’s Santana Lopez really was.www.eonline.comShare (2)Emoji

Black Lives Matter third March on Vancouver Pride 2019

Posted on July 28, 2019by dykewriter

Yesterday I was out of the house and not thinking about my life for most of the day. I went to Emery Barnes Park in Vancouver and walked around talking to a few people and this is the sign that … Continue reading →

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1195021.shtmlHigh school filmmaker releases LGBTQ film on mainstream Chinese video platforms – Global TimesOn July 13, film Forbidden Love in Heaven was released on Chinese streaming platforms. The film is notable not only because it focuses on LGBTQ issues, but also as it was made by a high school senior during his spare time.www.globaltimes.cn

https://www.vancourier.com/diversity-of-lgbtq-characters-in-film-declines-study-finds-1.24171244Diversity of LGBTQ characters in film declines, study finds | Vancouver CourierNEW YORK — Last year saw record representation of LGBTQ characters in the 118 films released by major studios, according to a new study by GLAAD. But for the third straight year, the racial diversity. . .www.vancourier.comShare

Point vs Talking Point

Posted on February 9, 2019by dykewriter

Should Straight Actors Play LGBTQ Characters? Two queer writers debate a Hollywood conundrum. nina tryggvason 13 days ago No. queer is not the acting part, the character is. eh. Caroline Evans13 days ago Thats the essence of acting though… pretending … Continue reading →

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3093145/5-pioneering-bollywood-stars-who-have-supported-lgbt5 pioneering Bollywood stars who have spoken up for LGBTQ+ livesThese Bollywood celebrities have used their star power to highlight and promote LGBTQ+ rights both on and off screenwww.scmp.com

the aids decade, when life was simpler

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/concerts/elton-cookedburgers-freddie-stole-show-insiders-view-backstage/‘Elton cooked burgers and Freddie stole the show’: an insider’s view backstage at Live AidPete Smith, an unsung hero of Live Aid and Band Aid Trust’s sole employee, shares his unique memories of the historic concert, 35 years agowww.telegraph.co.uk

meanwhile in 2020

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/actors-speak-out-unwritten-rule-diversity-hallmarkVancouver actors speak out about “unwritten rules” limiting diversity in Hallmark films | NewsVancouver actors and casting agents are speaking out against an unwritten rule limiting diversity at Hallmark in the Vancouver film scene.dailyhive.com