may 18 for lgbtq2

May 18, 1897

In London, a public reading was given of Bram Stoker’s new novel, “Dracula, or, The Un-dead.”

Dracula followed the Varney the Vampire chapbooks, led to many books, movies, tv shows and the eventual portrayal of lesbians as predatory vampires when not suicides in movies to restore heteronormativity.

1963

Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” enters Billboard’s Top 40, where it will reach #1. It will also become a Top Ten hit in the UK.

1985

Wham! had the #9 album

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