queer for april 21

queer for april 22

1967
the great Soundtrack to ‘The Sound of Music‘ was #8,

1972
Aretha Franklin had song #7 with “Day Dreaming”
A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” from Sonny & Cher edged up to #9

1978

Song charts: Barry Manilow moved up # 3 to #with “Can’t Smile Without You”

on the LP charts: Even Now by Barry Manilow was #4 while Queen’s News Of the World was at #9 and Natalie Cole was at #10 with “Our Love”.

1989

Despite (or thanks to) a generous heaping of controversy over its video where she dances in front of burning crosses, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits #1 in the US as the album also lands at the top spot, where it stays for six weeks. It’s her third consecutive #1 album.

1994
LP Charts: Mariah Carey dropped to 9 with Music Box and The Coulour Of My Love from Celine Dion was at #10.

1999

Sinead O’Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first female priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.

2003

Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.” Only days after Madonna tried to strike back at illegal sharing of songs from her “American Life” album by flooding the Internet with fake MP3s, her web site was hacked and real digital files of the songs were leaked.

2010

The Los Angeles coroner’s office ruled that the death of Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, was a suicide, after he jumped from an apartment building in February. Marie and Donny were soon at odds in the media regarding the mormon church vs queer people.

2021

https://pagesix.com/2021/04/22/ezra-furman-announces-shes-a-transgender-woman/Ezra Furman announces she’s a transgender womanMusician Ezra Furman announced on social media that she’s a transgender woman and a mother.pagesix.com

queer for april 21

queer for april 21

1970

Elton John’s newly-created trio, with Dee Murray on bass and drummer Niggel Olsson, made their live performance debut when they opened for Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Roundhouse in London. Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, and Heavy Jelly were also on the bill.

April 21, 1973

LP charts: The previous #1, Lady Sings the Blues by Diana Ross from the Soundtrack to the movie of the same name, fell to #2. Elton John slipped to #8 after a long run in the upper part of the list with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player,

April 21, 1976
Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of the promotional campaign for The Rolling Stones’new album Black and Blue. The album was being promoted with a controversial advertising campaign that depicted the model Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I’m Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones – and I love it!’

1977
“Annie” opened on Broadway.

1979
song chart: Gloria Gaynor held at #2 with her former #1 “I Will Survive”. Suzi Quatro teamed with Chris Norman for the #7 song “Stumblin’ In”,

lp chart: Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor fell to #10.

1984

song charts: “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club at #5, Rockwell was at 7 with “Somebody’s Watching Me and the Eurythmics had #9 with “Here Comes The Rain Again”

1990
Sinead O’Connor was at song#1 “Nothing Compares To You” reached #1 for Sinead O’Connor; it was also #1 in 18 other countries. and LP #2 with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

2003
Singer (I Loves You Porgy)/songwriter/pianist/arranger/civil rights activist Nina Simone died of breast cancer at age 70.

2010

Elton John made an appearance on American Idol‘s Idol Gives Back, where he seemed to struggle vocally to get through his 1970 composition “Your Song”. Also appearing were Jeff Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood.

2016
After a Saturday Night Live skit parodied his latest film, God’s Not Dead 2, Pat Boone asserted that SNL is hostile towards Christians.

Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio show, Boone said “I’d like to ask Lorne Michaels: If somebody did a funny sketch and portrayed his mother as a diseased whore, would he find that funny, or would there be some limit to what he and the show can ridicule?”

nina notes: religion is not entitled to be mock free, blasphemy is duty where not punishable by death. and mocking an idea is not the same as insulting anyone’s mother, while religion is an insult to women and LGBTQ2.

2021

Lil Naz X and Satan shoes

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-controversy-around-lil-nas-x-s-satan-shoes-to-lgbt-stars-earning-glaad-awards-this-week-in-lgbt-entertainment.htmlFrom Controversy Around Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ to LGBT Stars Earning GLAAD Awards, This Week in LGBT Entertainment | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

queer for april 20


April 20, 1939
The first civil rights song, “Strange Fruit,” an Abel Meeropol poem originally titled “Bitter Fruit” and later set to music, was recorded by Billie Holiday. It became Holliday’s biggest record success


1959
The first single by 13-year-old Dolly Parton was released on Gold Band Records. It was called “Puppy Love.” and it would become a hit record in the 1970s for the anti-lgbtq2 mormon Donny Osmond.


1968

Aretha Franklin enjoyed a third straight week at #1 on the R&B chart with “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”. and was on the pop chart at #5


1971
Barbra Streisand recorded “We’ve Only Just Begun.”


1974“Bennie And The Jets” fell to #2 for Elton John,


1985
single charts: Madonna #2 with “Crazy For You”
LP Charts: Madonna with Like a Virgin at 6, Wham’s #7 album Make It Big


1986
Vladimir Horowitz returned to Russia to perform after being away for almost 60 years. Horowitz, who denied being homosexual, once joked, “[t]here are three kinds of pianists: Jewish pianists, homosexual pianists, and bad pianists.”

1992
Madonna signed a deal with Time Warner to set up a multimedia company. The reported $60 million deal made her the highest-paid woman in pop music.


The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at London’s Wembley Stadium. Def Leppard, Lisa Stansfield, Elton John, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Annie Lennox, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, George Michael, Metallica, Liza Minnelli, Spinal Tap, and the three remaining members of Queen performed Freddie’s major hits. Elizabeth Taylor also appeared. The concert was televised to more than 1 billion viewers worldwide and is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as “The largest rock star benefit concert.”

April 20, 1994
At Wembley Stadium, Barbra Streisand gave her first London concert in 28 years.

1996

Celine Dion was #1 for the fifth week out of six eventually with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey could not top her with the #2 “Always Be My Baby”.

queer for april 19


April 19, 1824
Poet George Gordon Byron, known as Lord Byron, died of fever at 36.


1969
Smile (later to be known as Queen ) appeared at the Revolution Club in London, England.


1974

While in New York, David Bowie sees Todd Rundgren’s band Utopia at Carnegie Hall, and attends the aftershow party.


1975

Elton John fired bassist Dee Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson, but, brought them both back in 1980.


Elton John ruled the charts with “Philadelphia Freedom”,


1978
Patti Smith released the single “Because the Night.”


1986

Whitney Houston dominated the Album chart, spending a ninth week (out of 14) at #1 with her self-titled debut.


George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Different Corner’, the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases. The song was also credited with being the second No.1 (after ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ by Stevie Wonder), which was written, sung, played, arranged and produced by the same person.


2000

Britain’s Daily Express won the right from the Court of Appeal to keep their source a secret. Elton John had sued for the name of the source that had leaked information about his forthcoming action against Price Waterhouse Coopers.


2014
The White House refused to comment on a campaign to deport Justin Bieber from the US. Around 275,000 people had signed a petition on its website calling for the Canadian singer to be removed from the country. The campaign had been set up in January of this year when the 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving and illegal drag racing.
Bieber has suggest he is bisexual, but is probably queerbaiting. Which shows how the qmunity is a market niche less marginalized than previous century/decades.

The Thing About Rights…

Dear Canadians

Police are now stopping white heterosexuals for covid violations

if everyone had just worn a mask and stayed at home

instead of proving how crappy home is or what a self jerk one is

we coulda have been getting to reopen instead of locked down.

Public Health and safety actually does restrict individual rights, we have freedom owing to responsibilities as citizens

not because of war dead.

#LockUsDown

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-police-interprovincial-crossings-covid-19-1.5992615Police will begin stopping Ontario-bound passenger vehicles Monday | CBC NewsOttawa police say they will have officers stationed at all five interprovincial bridges and two ferries linking the Outaouais and Ottawa.www.cbc.ca

To the americans in the room, I am reporting from British Columbia, where we are under just short of lockdown for good reason.

we have trump anti maskers here too.

Alberta, the Texas of Canada put a fence around a church

Ontario, the America of Canada is under a provincial police state

the police have resisted doing covid street stops

mostly because it means stopping white heterosexuals

Quebec, the New Orleans/Louisiana of Canada, aka France, is rioting

and back east the Atlantic bubble has a one year anniversary of a public shooting done by the most prolific of mass and serial body crimes: White Heterosexual Male, middle aged

Canada has yet to have monthly such events, several a year has been a surprise, while the USA is daily shootings like every day is the ok corral, only now with more accurate barrels and ammo in chambers or feeds

or even worse, drones

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/revised-police-measures-still-dangerous-to-ontarians-of-colour-advocates-say-1.5391972Safety at risk for BIPOC in Ontario amid COVID-19 policing measures: advocates | CTV NewsAs the Ontario government walks back their latest measures that gave police the power to stop residents at random, officers can still ticket those they believe are participating in public events or gatherings, which advocates say pose a serious safety concern for people of colour.www.ctvnews.ca

meanwhile, globally

dear colonial nations:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/china-russia-using-their-covid-19-vaccines-to-gain-political-influence-experts-say-1.5391422Coronavirus: China, Russia using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political influence | CTV NewsChina and Russia have been using their locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to grow their international soft power by giving doses to desperate countries in order to have more political influence over them, experts say.www.ctvnews.ca

queer for april 18

queer for april 18
1965
Little Richard performed at New York’s famed Paramount Theater. A member of his backup group at the time was a young guitarist named Jimi Hendrix.
1985

Liberace grossed more than $2,000,000 for his engagement at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. He broke his own record of $1.6 million.


Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. (Blogger nina notes: Elvis)
1987

Aretha Franklin and George Michael started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Knew You Were Waiting’ also a No.1 in the UK. Aretha Franklin set a record for the artist with the longest gap between US No.1 singles, it had been 19 years, 10 months from her last hit ‘Respect’ in June 1967.


2006
A sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer’s Aids charity. Over 10,000 pieces were sold during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton’s Closet, at New York’s Rockefeller Centre.

2011
Lady Gaga had song #5 “Born This Way”.


Elton John announced that he’ll return to The Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with his “Million Dollar Piano” show starting in September. His first stay at Caesars Palace ended in April 2009, but was extended to a five-year run because of audience demand.

queer for april 17


1971

Janis Joplin was at 7 with her former #1 “Me And Bobby McGee”,

Little Richard and the Platters guested on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”


1972
Elton John released the single “Rocket Man.”


1976

Queen had song #9 with the classic “Bohemian Rhapsody


1982

“I Love Rock ‘N Roll”, Joan Jett’s musical declaration, spent a fifth out of seven weeks at #1. The Go-Go’s remained at #2 with “We Got The Beat”, : Olivia Newton John had #5 with “Make A Move On Me”


1992
The “Bodyguard Soundtrack” was the #1 album on this date, one of 20 weeks it ruled the Album charts


1993
David Bowie went to the top of the UK album chart with “Black Tie, White Noise”, his eighth UK #1 LP.


2004
At the Icons of 20th Century Music auction held in Dallas, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s song writing piano went for $140,000.

dear would be hetero allies to LGBTQ2


But especially would be heterosexual males who presume to be in rather than adjacent to LGBTQ2,

  1. you do not get to use victim language to any LGBTQ2 individual, you do not share the queer experience
  2. you do not get to define terms or words, nor explain others lived experience

I was kicked out of 12 facebook LGBTQ2 groups owing to being an atheist, and a number of atheist groups owing to being LGBTQ2

partly the problem of most things being discussed in a hetero male right vs hetero male left manner, devoid of hetero women and against LGBTQ2 to against that against but not inclusive of LGBTQ2.

on a new social media site, mewe, where I experience as much censorship from the site and the heterosexual normativity, as I did on facebook and now instagram where using the phrase “heterosexual man” results in hate crime notifications.

in 2021, still fighting the same decades to centuries old bigotries.

it is not gatekeeping to tell Heterosexual men of low to no libido to incels that they are not part of the LGBTQ2 qmunity for failing to conform to heteronormative appearing norms.

LGBTQ2 is differing expressions, absent of yours;

this morning, I had a hetero moment reminder: posted in a mewe group

dear would hetero allies to LGBTQ2

making the qmunity about you, as if heteros define the qmunity

shows how much not an ally and how much not a part of the qmunity you are

heteros do not decide about LGBTQ2 and do not have more valid views, which are dismissals of LGBTQ2 voices.

it is not gatekeeping, it is that heteros do not share history, oppression and do not understand how to listen

and cannot interpersonally relate with LGBTQ2

hetero allies would understand the difference

heteros who are seeking queer validation of heteros are part of the problem of queer erasure

comments and replies are welcomed and please indicate if I may include your comments in this post, as they occur

THEN – what I tried to edit that too, with only the “comments line above” being accepted as a second edit attempt.

I am a member of this group, and not an admin or moderator nor owner of.
I have already blocked the group member who posted that heterosexual men of low or no libido were members of the qmunity, and that is not something hetero cis males get to decide
the experience I had as one of the letters in LGBTQ2 was being told the hetero asexual male’s day and communication manner was more important than the issue raised, which could have easily been replied to at point in the day or tomorrow when there was time for a reply.
LGBTQ2 have been historically and currently genocided and oppressed and the leading cause of suicide is bulling by hetero sexual males in family and at schools and in the workplaces as adults.
the LGBTQ2 are distinct groups who have experienced legalized oppression, criminalization and had our sexuality and gender be a subject of medical debate.
through which, we have shared stories and histories and relationships.
making the qmunity about hetero asexual males, as if heteros define the qmunity they are claiming to be part of, as we are also working to kick out the pedophiles who are also attempting to be openly members of the qmunity.

heteros do not decide about LGBTQ2 and do not have more valid views, which are dismissals of LGBTQ2 voices.
it is not gatekeeping, it is that heteros do not share history, oppression and do not understand how to listen
and cannot interpersonally relate with LGBTQ2
heteros who are seeking queer validation of heteros are part of the problem of queer erasure
actual hetero allies would understand the difference

further, the recent chanting of “I’d rather be a pervert than a terf” – the transwomen need to be concerned about what kind of pervert is chanting with them.

really think of the children, eh.


comments and replies are welcomed and please indicate if I may include your comments in this post, as they occur;

queer for april 16


1974

At Regis College in Denver, Queen gave their first U.S. concert.

1977
ABBA fell from #1 to #6 with “Dancing Queen”, Natalie Cole was at 7 with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, Barbra Streisand was at #8 with “Evergreen”,

1983
“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Culture Club at #10

1988

Whitney Houston’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” prevailed for the third week atop the Adult Contemporary chart but dropped to #3 on the pop chart.

1990

More than 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert. Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Simple Minds, and others took part in “Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa,” an “international reception” for the civil-rights leader, who had just been released from a 27-year prison sentence.

1997

Elton John was awarded an honorary membership to Britain’s Royal Academy of Music.

2008

Barbra Streisand donated $5 million for the establishment of a women’s heart education and research program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Queers, maybe queers and allies for April 15

1927

Serge Koussevitsky directed the Boston Symphony in the first performance of Frederick Converse’s symphony, “Flivver Ten Million.”

1967

Aretha Franklin prevailed for a fourth week at #1 on the R&B chart with “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”.

1968
Aretha Franklin recorded “Think” at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.

1972
Aretha Franklin had #9 with “Day Dreaming” and Sonny & Cher came in at #10 with “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done”.

Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King and Quincy Jones performed at a benefit for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern.

1978
, Barry Manilow at #4 with “Can’t Smile Without You”, and Natalie Cole at 10 with “Our Love”.

1984
Rockwell ‘s “Somebody’s Watching Me” dropped to number three – “Against All Odds” Phil Collins at two and Kenny Loggins had the top song in the land for a third week with “Footloose”.

1987

Queen is presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.

1990

Actress Greta Garbo died of pneumonia and renal failure at the age of 84. (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari, The Kiss, Flesh and the Devil, The Painted Veil, As You Desire Me, Two-Faced Woman, Conquest, Inspiration, Anna Christie)
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992

The three surviving members of Queen raised over $15 million at a charity concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, who died in November, 1991. They were joined by David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Paul Young and others.

2010
After receiving some bad reviews and even enduring some boos during her performance, Whitney Houston brushed off criticism of her first show in the UK in over eleven years by insisting she was playing to a “tough crowd”. She had recently been hospitalized with chronic rhinopharyngitis, which is a swelling of the membranes in the nose and throat.

Singer Melissa Etheridge and her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, announced their separation, seven years after bonding in a commitment ceremony. Michaels gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in 2006.

2019
Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 mega-hit ‘Physical’ has been named Billboard’s No. 1 hit of the ’80s

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