July 31 for LGBTQ2

1965

Sonny & Cher had a healthy move with “I Got You Babe”, which moved from #57 to #22.

After arriving in the UK for their first tour, Sonny And Cher are apparently turned away from the London Hilton because of their appearance. It was later revealed to be a publicity stunt.

July 31, 1972

Elton John released the single “Honky Cat” on Uni Records.

1982

 the Human League was at #7 with “Don’t You Want Me”

1985

The Eurythmics rose to #1 in the U.K. with “There Must Be An Angel”.

1999

Christina Aguilera earned her first No.1 hit when “Genie In A Bottle” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of five weeks. The first single from Aguilera’s debut album helped earn her a Grammy for Best New Artist.

Backstreet Boys came back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart after Millennium was bumped from the top spot after five weeks by Limp Bizkit’s Significant Other. In all, Milllennium spent 10 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1.

2006

Former Culture Club singer Boy George (O’Dowd) was ordered to do community service by picking up trash on New York City streets after pleading guilty last March to false reporting of an incident. He called police with a bogus report of a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment in October and the responding officers found cocaine inside.

2009

With Adam Yauch (MCA) diagnosed with cancer, Beastie Boys cancel their appearance at the All Points West festival at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. In tribute, Jay-Z opens his set with a cover of “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.”

after a long career as a singer, dancer, new-age seeker and mega-celebrity, Madonna added a new item to her resume — Israeli newspaper correspondent. The Material Girl’s byline appeared in Israel’s biggest daily, “Yediot Ahronot.” The article described her spiritual awakening upon discovering Kabbalah, after which, she writes, “all the puzzle pieces started falling into place.”

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/lgbt-rights-protest-far-right-clashes-arrests-kyiv-ukraine/31386221.htmlUkrainian Police Clash With Far-Right Protesters At LGBT Event In KyivMembers of far-right organizations attempted to disrupt an LGBT rights protest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Police used tear gas and clashed with the anti-LGBT protesters, blocking them from entering the July 30 event, which took place near the office of the Ukrainian president. Human rights activists are demanding the investigation of attacks against LGBT people and the adoption of a proposed law to combat discrimination.www.rferl.org

from the article:

 Our political movements are not about naming or claiming identities for the sake of being recognized or visible to a dominant gaze. They are primarily a fight for bodily autonomy, reproductive justice, access to socioeconomic power, and free mobility. Regardless of whether we form a community, we are the actors and the affected.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/28/trouble-lgbt-communityThe Trouble With the ‘LGBT Community’ | Human Rights WatchUnder capitalism, LGBT has become a convenient acronym to sell rainbow flags and political candidates.www.hrw.org

Nina Notes: LGBT is not one: it is separate communities under an umbrella

and Lesbians are being erased within this supposed community.

From “Gay and Lesbian” to GBT…..

USA
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/565721-close-to-1000-lgbtq-officials-elected-nationwide-report-saysClose to 1,000 LGBT officials elected nationwide, report says | TheHillClose to 1,000 elected officials nationwide identify as LGBT, according to a report from the LGBTQ Victory Institute.thehill.com

https://www.westport-news.com/local/article/CT-vets-discharged-for-being-LGBT-will-now-get-16353484.phpCT vets discharged for being LGBT will now get their state benefitsThe new law is designed to restore state benefits to veterans denied honorable discharged…www.westport-news.com

Words: legal and common meanings

a good example of abuse of human rights and public safety, it is not about always about oneself – rights include responsibility to others

it is not about the letter or word of the law, but the spirit and intention

for one’s own and other’s health and safety

not every word had to be debated nor every rule challenged

and when for self centred failing to consider the circumstances – speeding vehciles between drivers no longer able to eye coordinate traffic flow

inattention and distracted driving… as fatal for others as impaired or sleeping drivers

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/driver-was-holding-cellphone-even-though-hands-were-free-b-c-s-top-court-rules-in-distraction-case-1.5528892Driver was ‘holding’ cellphone even though hands were free, B.C.’s top court rules in distraction case | CTV NewsBritish Columbia’s highest court has upheld the distracted driving conviction of a man who insisted his cellphone was merely wedged between his thigh and car seat when he was stopped by police.bc.ctvnews.ca

really not. and the mass graves and the survivor stories are believable

while religion lies are not: the vatican has many pedophile scandals and the oppression of heterosexual women and the marginalization of nonheterosexuals

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/30/rheal-forest-residential-schools/Canadian priest accuses Indigenous victims of fabricating school abuse: ‘Kind of hard if you’re poor not to lie’The priest asserted that Indigenous children lied about sexual abuse to receive settlement money from the Canadian government.www.washingtonpost.com

another circumstance were arguing what words mean, and especially defining words for another person

is when told no to dating by an individual or by demographic definition of common understanding, particularly in demographic

bulling and gaslighting, name calling and shaming for a no is rape culture

July 30 for LGBTQ2

1977

On the USA song charts, the previous #1 “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3.  Barbra Streisand edged up to 4 with “My Heart Belongs To Me” which was #1 adult contemporary

on the USA LP chart: Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third, and Barry Manilow Live was #5. 

1982

The Ron Howard comedy Night Shift, starring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton, debuts in theaters. The soundtrack features the song “That’s What Friends Are For,” performed by Rod Stewart. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, it becomes a huge hit four years later when Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder (aka Dionne & Friends) cover it for AIDS awareness, winning Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year.

1983

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

1983

the usa song chart:

 the Eurythmics moved from 11 to 6 with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”

 Donna Summer with “She Works Hard For The Money”, Stevie Nicks had #9 with “Stand Back” and Madness slipped with “Our House”.

1987

David Bowie played the first show of his North American “Glass Spider” tour in Philadelphia, PA.

2021

https://www.latestly.com/socially/world/new-zealand-introduced-legislation-that-proposes-up-to-five-years-in-prison-for-practices-latest-tweet-by-reuters-2691942.htmlLGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression | 🌎 LatestLYNew Zealand introduced legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy’. 🌎 LGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression.Show Morewww.latestly.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/new-zealand-introduces-bill-outlaw-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-07-30/New Zealand introduces bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersNew Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy.

religion and society one thing, inside LGBTQ2 another.

Demographics may not be religiously coerced to stop existing, nor can anyone self identify into demographics by altering the meaning of sexuality/gender against the meaning of the demographic.

https://www.voanews.com/europe/lgbt-turks-take-stock-after-disrupted-pride-celebrationsLGBT Turks Take Stock After Disrupted Pride Celebrations | Voice of America – EnglishMore than a month after Turkish authorities crushed Pride-themed events in Istanbul, emotions still run raw for members of the country’s embattled LGBT community.

“There was lots of violence. I was beaten up and so were most of the people I was arrested with,” Istanbul resident Alaz Yener told VOA. “They used zip ties to handcuff us, hands behind our back, and refused to cut the zip ties off for a long time.”

Yener, who is non-binary, was detained when security forces broke up an attempted Pride parade in Taksim, a central Istanbul borough.Show Morewww.voanews.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/Hungarian election panel clears questions of LGBT referendum | ReutersHungary’s National Election Committee (NEC) approved on Friday the government’s list of questions on LGBT issues it wants to put on a referendum as part of what Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called an “ideological war” with the European Union.www.reuters.com

https://nypost.com/2021/07/27/will-anti-gay-anita-bryant-attend-lesbian-grandkids-wedding/Will anti-gay Anita Bryant attend lesbian grandkid’s wedding?She’s blood, but she’s also one of the most homophobic anti-LGBTQ activists the world has ever known.nypost.com

meanwhile, in canada, eh

let us not pretend that conservatives accept science

or act on behalf of the public

or that the woke generation is not a direct response to the boomer generation of heteros only, and white preferred

https://nationalpost.com/news/its-ethics-are-entirely-nihilist-stephen-harper-slams-woke-left-in-rare-interview‘Its ethics are entirely nihilist’: Stephen Harper slams ‘woke’ left in rare interview | National PostHarper said Western societies should strive to make ‘constant progress,’ but it should not be premised on the assumption that ‘everything is wrong and terrible…nationalpost.com

July 29 for LGBTQ2

July 29, 1960

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

1972

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

July 29, 1977

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

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

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

1978

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

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

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

1980

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

1981

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

1983

1983

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

1990

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

1993

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

1996

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

1997

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

2010

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

July 28 for LGBTQ2

1939

Judy Garland recorded “Over the Rainbow.”

1951

“Kiss Me, Kate” closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Walt Disney‘s animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” released

1982

Queen played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1990

Sleeping With the Past by Elton John was the #1 album in the U.K.

2021

transwomen are not role models for women.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/canoe-kayak/canoe-slalom-transgender-judge-1.6118570Canadian judge, Olympics’ 1st openly trans official, fears stealing spotlight from canoeist daughter | CBC SportsKimberly Daniels is at the Tokyo Olympics to judge canoeing slalom, where her daughter Haley is representing Canada in an event newly introduced at the Games as a bid for greater gender equality.www.cbc.ca

there needs to be trans ID categories to ensure access to public square

but not to gender separated for women’s protection/crisis/safe space

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-transgender-identification-gender-1.6117750Transgender woman says getting gender-affirming ID in Ontario is an ‘impossible struggle’ | CBC NewsEver since Diana Bosco transitioned to female four years ago, she’s been attempting to get proper identification that accurately reflects her gender — a process she describes as invasive and stymied by systemic discrimination against trans people.www.cbc.ca

there needs to be a separate category and records for trans athletes

https://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2021/07/27/chelsea-mitchell-on-the-unfairness-of-trans-women-at-the-olympicsChelsea Mitchell on the unfairness of trans women at the OlympicsTransgender women have advantages that make competition against females inequitable, says an American collegiate runner | By Invitationwww.economist.com

intersectionality is interracial, it is not appropriate for a feminist theory to have a penis stuck in it and claiming to be victims too

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/racism-lgbtq-vancouver-1.6119507Pervasive racism a toxic problem in Vancouver’s LGBTQ community, say activists | CBC NewsVancouver is perceived by many as a safe haven for the LGBTQ community and yet, as these three members of it attest to, racism is an ongoing issue both online and in physical spaces.www.cbc.ca

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-community-voices/saved-chicagos-last-lesbian-bar-infused-black-queer-culture-rcna1514They saved Chicago’s last lesbian bar and infused it with Black queer culture<p>When Renauda Riddle and Angela Barnes agreed last year to purchase Joie De Vine, a lesbian-owned wine bar in Chicago, they had a single goal: to keep thewww.nbcnews.com

people need people role models ,not queerbaiting of things that do not have sexuality

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/07/27/om-nom-cut-the-rope-bisexual/People have discovered that Om Nom is canonically bisexual and they are losing itOm Nom, the cute green alien from popular mobile game Cut The Rope is canonically bisexual as revealed in a resurfaced interview with the game’s creator.www.pinknews.co.uk

there are bisexuals, and there are people who do not want to be heterosexual

so there is a trend to call oneself a label and then be heterosexual to avoid being identified as the hetero oppressive problem – which these new trends in over labeling – the opposite of bisexual do not label me from last century

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/07/27/telegraph-bisexual-biphobia-letter/Hateful Telegraph reader thinks daughter’s bisexuality makes her a ‘woke snowflake’British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published a ‘grim’ and ‘biphobic’ opinion piece about a father who called his ‘woke’ daughter’s bisexuality a ‘trend’.www.pinknews.co.uk

Heterosexuals have done gay for pay and taken roles that they SHOULD NOT – LGBTQ2 need role models and accurate representation

https://www.shoutoutuk.org/2021/07/28/lets-settle-this-can-straight-actors-play-gay-roles/Let’s Settle This: Can Straight Actors Play Gay Roles? | Shout Out UKSupernova, the latest Hollywood film to feature straight actors playing gay men. It’s time for Hollywood to stop discriminating gay people.www.shoutoutuk.org

meanwhile

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/leylamohammed/dababy-apology-hiv-aids-gay-dua-lipaDaBaby Sorry For HIV Comments After Dua Lipa Condemns HimThe rapper has come under sharp criticism for comments he made at a music festival and on Instagram.www.buzzfeednews.com

https://nypost.com/2021/07/27/will-anti-gay-anita-bryant-attend-lesbian-grandkids-wedding/Will anti-gay Anita Bryant attend lesbian grandkid’s wedding?She’s blood, but she’s also one of the most homophobic anti-LGBTQ activists the world has ever known.nypost.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/28/ghana-lgbtq-bill/Lawmakers in Ghana seek to outlaw advocacy for gay rightsOn the list of potential offenses: organizing efforts to support sexual minorities, donating to such causes and posting encouraging messages on social media.www.washingtonpost.com

July 27 for LGBTQ2

1940

Billboard issues its first chart detailing what records are selling the most copies. Titled “National List of Best Selling Retail Records,” it’s a precursor to the Hot 100 and the first to count record sales (the existing charts are for sheet music sales, jukebox play and radio plugs). It’s not an exact science, as Billboard polls record stores to find out what is selling – a practice that stays in effect until the ’90s, when call-a-clerk is replaced with Soundscan technology. The first chart is dominated by big band hits,

1942

Peggy Lee recorded “Why Don’t You Do Right” with Benny Goodman.

1946

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan entered the R&B hit list with “Petootie Pie,” reaching #3—pretty good for a B-side. The A-side was the huge #1 hit “Stone Cold Dead in the Market.”

July 27, 1958

Fan’s of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.

July 27, 1973

The self-titled debut by the New York Dolls is released via Mercury Records (and produced by Todd Rundgren). The album spawns such glam/proto-punk classics as “Personality Crisis,” “Looking for a Kiss,” “Trash,” and “Jet Boy.”

1974

 Elton John’s“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was number two on the USA song chart

1978

Joy Division performed at the Roots Club, Leeds, England.

1983

Madonna released her debut album on Sire Records. which included songs like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star” and “Borderline.” Rolling Stone reviewer Don Shewey opined that Madonna “has a voice that takes some getting used to” but praised her for writing “good tunes — catchy and bare to the bone.” The album peaked at No. 16 in Canada and No. 8 in the U.S.

1985

 Whitney Houston’s solo single debut, “You Give Good Love” peaked at #3. A year earlier, the then-unknown singer recorded a duet with Teddy Pendergrass, “Hold Me,” which only reached #46.

part of 1980s genderfuck – now known as fluid

The Eurythmics had the #1 song in the U.K. with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”.

1986

Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easten Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in Budapest’.

1987

Whitney Houston released her single “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

1991

When Natalie Cole brought the idea of singing a duet album with her late father Nat King Cole’s old recordings to her label, EMI refused. She signed with Electra Records, recorded the album, titled Unforgettable. . .With Love, and today topped the album charts. Natalie Cole moved to #1 on the Album chart with Unforgettable With Love.

1996

Faux Lesbian marketing helps The Spice Girls score their first UK number one single with “Wannabe,” spending seven weeks at number one. The song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 Brit Awards.

2000

The “NSYNC Live” performance at Madison Square Garden was shown on HBO.

2021

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-children-s-services-provider-discriminating-against-lgbt-couples-in-kentucky-to-nellie-s-naming-new-leadership-in-washington-d-c-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Children’s Services Provider Discriminating Against LGBT Couples to Nellie’s Naming New Leadership, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

religion is a poor framework to understand the world

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/gay-nigerian-priest-makes-religion-serve-lgbt-people.htmlGay Nigerian Priest Makes Religion Serve LGBT People | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.interlochenpublicradio.org/2021-07-27/lgbt-rights-campaign-vows-court-fight-after-petition-drive-stallsLGBT rights campaign vows court fight after petition drive stalls | InterlochenThe Michigan Court of Appeals is the next stop for the petition campaign to add LTBTQ protections to the state civil rights law.www.interlochenpublicradio.org

hate is the only reason to disallow rights and public participation

https://www.modernghana.com/news/1095260/anti-lgbt-bill-lets-be-careful-and-not-generate.htmlAnti-LGBT Bill: Let’s be careful and not generate intense hate campaign against homosexuals — Kofi AkpalooThe founder of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr. Kofi Akpaloo has waded in the ongoing LGBT rights debate in the country saying people must be human toward them.www.modernghana.com

meanwhile in representation
https://www.cbr.com/masters-of-the-universe-major-lgbt-romance-teela/Masters of the Universe: Revelation Hints at a LGBT Romance for TeelaThe first five episodes of Masters of the Universe: Revelation hints at a major LGBT romance that could shake up the He-Man lore immensely.www.cbr.com

\and

https://www.modernghana.com/news/1095119/anti-lgbt-bill-must-you-police-two-consenting.html

indeed
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/omnibus-bill-theres-no-place-for-the-state-in-the-bedrooms-of-the-nationCBC ArchivesTrudeau defends the sexual practices of Canadians, uttering the statement that made him famous.www.cbc.ca

July 26 for LGBTQ2

July 26. 1963

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed together at the Newport Folk Festival, and Peter, Paul and Mary also helped usher in the three-day event.

July 26. 1971

Aretha Franklin released the single “Spanish Harlem”.

1975

Olivia Newton-John remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with “Please Mr. Please”. and 4 on the pop chart

 Elton John moved from 15-8 with “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”,

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was #4.

\1980

April Wine, the Scorpions, Rainbow and Judas Priest headlined the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington Park, England.

1986

 Madonna moved from 12-6 with “Papa Don’t Preach

Whitney Houston’s self-titled album was 7

2000

The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the Machine due to Mike D.’s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in a bicycle accident.

2006

The final edition of Top Of The Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London.   The show was co-hosted by yet to be charged with sex crime against children: Sir Jimmy Savile, the first presenter of the show.  The Rolling Stones, who were the first band to appear on the show in 1964 performed, as did Madonna, Beyonce, the Spice Girls, Wham and Robbie Williams.

2011

Ford became the first major auto manufacturer to announce plans to ditch the CD player in favor of a USB port. A company spokesperson said “The in-car CD player, much like pay telephones, is destined to fade away in the face of exciting new technology.” GM and Chrysler would follow in 2015, although the devices were still available on some models. CD players have been estimated to cost auto makers about $30 to install.

2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died almost six months after being found unconscious in her bathtub.

2016

A group of 40 or so Broadway stars takes the stage on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to sing “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in support of gun control legislation. These stars are part a group called Broadway For Orlando that was put together to record the song in honor of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, when 49 people were killed.

2018

The Broadway musical Head Over Heels, an Elizabethan farce inspired by the music of The Go-Go’s, premieres at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

2021

the end of sports for women – and raises questions for The Gay Games and Out Games, which were our sports events owing to being excluded from the olympics..

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/first-openly-transgender-olympians-are-competing-tokyo-rcna1507First openly transgender Olympians are competing in TokyoThe International Olympic Committee has allowed transgender athletes to participate at the Olympics since 2004, but until this year, none had done so openly.www.nbcnews.com


A history of Olympic gender scandals – Flashbakhttps://flashbak.com › a-history-of-olympic-gender-sca…

May 29, 2012 — In 1967, Poland’s Ewa Klobukowska became the first woman to fail a ‘gender‘ test and was subsequently banned. She had won a gold medal at the …
Sex testing and the Olympics: myths, rumours and …https://www.theguardian.com › the-h-word › aug › sex-…

Aug. 2, 2012 — Take the most famous case of gender fraud: Dora/Heinrich Ratjen, the German high-jumper who competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and was …
List of Olympic Games scandals and controversies – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › List_of_Olympic_Gam..

The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event. During its history, both the Summer and Winter Games have been a subject of many scandals, …

no just anyone can not be an elite athlete… just not like everyone has creative talent.

this just means not only heterosexuals get to do and be things

https://abc11.com/tokyo-2021-summer-games-lgbtq-athletes-olympics-transgender/10910694/‘It proves anybody can do it’: Record number of LGBTQ+, transgender athletes participate in 2021 Tokyo Summer Games – ABC11 Raleigh-DurhamThe 2021 Olympic Summer Games are making history with a record number of LBGTQ+ athletes including two transgender competitors.abc11.com

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-homicides-transgender-women-tameka-washington-dominique-fells-20210726.htmlNorth Philadelphia man sentenced to at least 20 years for killing transgender advocateThe office is also prosecuting Akhenaton T. Jones, 37, who was arrested in February in Los Angeles and charged with killing Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, a 27-year-old transgender woman.www.inquirer.com

https://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20210726/should-deferrals-be-lifted-gay-blood-donorsShould Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?For years, men who have sex with men have faced extra restrictions if they tried to donate blood. A study now underway may lead to a shift in policy.www.webmd.com

yes, we all bleed the same red blood…

https://genius.com/a/dababy-brings-out-tory-lanez-makes-comments-about-hiv-gay-men-dodges-a-shoe-at-rolling-loudDaBaby Brings Out Tory Lanez, Makes Comments About HIV & Gay Men, & Dodges A Shoe At Rolling LoudHe faced backlash on several fronts over the weekend.genius.com

former VP Pence was his biggest fan

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tom-daley-gay-man-olympic-champion-diving_n_60feb824e4b00c1de0a3f734Diver Tom Daley Wins Gold: ‘I Am A Gay Man And Also An Olympic Champion’ | HuffPostDaley, who paired with Matty Lee to win the 10-meter synchronized platform for Britain, delivered a powerful message to LGBTQ fans.www.huffpost.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/my-unorthodox-life-netflix-review-bisexual-erasure/My Orthodox Life Bisexual and Ex-Orthodox ErasureWe all — Ex-Orthodox, Orthodox, and bisexual — deserve better from Netflix’s My Orthodox Life than the perpetuation of misconceptions about our identities.www.autostraddle.com

for the media attention? like how many minutes to replace him with an other man instead of saying women go for women because of bad men..

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/26/love-island-2021-georgia-wishes-she-was-bisexual-after-hugo-dumping-14988196/Love Island 2021: Georgia ‘wishes she was bisexual’ after Hugo dumping | Metro NewsThe 28-year-old was dumped from the Island after Hugo Hammond’s dramatic speech picking Chloe Burrows and hitting out at Toby Aromolaran.metro.co.uk

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/07/24/bryce-hall-bisexual/Fans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari AguirreFans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari Aguirre. This comes weeks after he made a video kissing 10 guys.www.hitc.com

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-queens-dave-lesbian-bar-astoria-popup-20210725-z5z4gjgfufbphkte7rc6doyqbe-story.htmlNYC woman works toward creating lesbian bar one pop-up at a time – New York Daily NewsAn Astoria native is rallying the local lesbian and queer community with monthly pop-ups in hopes to garner buzz and support for the neighborhood’s first lesbian-owned bar.www.nydailynews.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/26/us/sally-miller-gearhart-dead.htmlSally Miller Gearhart, Lesbian Writer and Activist, Dies at 90 – The New York TimesShe fought anti-gay policies alongside Harvey Milk, wrote influential books, including science fiction, and founded a women-only refuge in the woods.www.nytimes.com

July 25 for LGBTQ2

1942

Irving Berlin‘s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC

1969

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Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.

July 25, 1975

A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.

1976

 the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”,

1979

Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.

1982

the Human League remained in the Top 10 after 22 weeks with “Don’t You Want Me”

“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances

1983

Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.

“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

1984

“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

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.

1985

Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.

1987

Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.

1988

UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States.

1989

the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.

1992

“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.

1995

Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.

2013

Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.

2019

2019

Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.

2020

Queerbaiting:

Taylor Swift’s ‘Betty’ Lyrics Meaning – Blake Lively Baby Name, Bisexuality TheoriesOf all of Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ songs, fans have the most theories about “betty,” including it could be Swift hinting she’s bisexual, her revealing Blake Lively’s new baby name, etc.

2021

girls do not get to self identify into maledom and avoid violence against women, and men do not get to self identify out of the oppressor gender and into the vulnerable women increase risk

while gay men continue to be victims

but more importantly that the heterosexual male demographic is not named as the problem for all others

meanwhile. lesbians are excepted to accept rape culture under threat of being name called for being lesbians in the commonly understood meaning of the word describing lived life experience

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/parents-of-transgender-children-joy-wellness-trnd/index.htmlFour parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile – CNNThese parents’ lives revolve around advocating for their transgender children in a year when more than 30 states have introduced legislation that targets trans young people. This is what they want people to know about their children and their family’s lives.www.cnn.com

other sports did not change with players came out.. social change is lagging far behind legislation from women having abortion rights to LGBTQ2 existing.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2021/07/25/hockey-player-coming-out-as-gay-must-lead-to-meaningful-change-in-game-advocates.htmlHockey player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates | The StarEDMONTON – Advocates say a young hockey player’s decision to come out as gay this past week, just as he is on the cusp of a possible National Hockey L…www.thestar.com

were being LGBTQ2 remains a crime often punishable by death

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/23/ghana-anti-gay-bill-proposing-10-year-prison-sentences-sparks-outrageGhana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage | Global development | The GuardianBill could mean 10 years in prison for LGBTQ+ people and those who support their rightswww.theguardian.com

ward of batman, indeed
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-comics-to-reveal-that-tim-drake-robin-is-bisexual/DC Comics To Reveal That Tim Drake, Robin, Is Bisexual?In last month’s Batman: Urban Legends #4, Tim Drake – Robin – was featured in the strip “The Sum Of Its Parts” by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belen Ortega, andbleedingcool.com

not surprised

https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/15681441/my-best-friend-says-she-lesbian/My best friend says she is a lesbian and now I am feeling attracted to herDEAR DEIDRE: RECENTLY my best friend told me she is gay. We’ve always been close and now I can’t stop thinking about her. The urge to be with her for real is so strong. But I’m married with two tee…www.thesun.co.uk

July 24 for LGBTQ2

1971

Queen appeared at the Young Farmers Club, Wadebridge, England.

July 24, 1976

Elton John, who had already achieved stardom in the United States, had his first hit in the UK with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, a duet with Kiki Dee. Like many of Elton’s singles from his early career, the song was never included on an original album. John would later re-record the song with RuPaul for his 1993 Duets album.

the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” on the USA charts

July 24, 1977

Donna Summer was at number one on the UK singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder produced “I Feel Love.” The disco diva’s only UK chart topper.

1985

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”

1987

Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.

1992

“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.

2002

A garden centre was sued over claims it killed a collection of the late singer Freddie Mercury’s prized koi fish. Mercury’s former partner, Mary Austin who inherited the Japanese koi collection claimed 84 fish died when the electricity powering a temporary pond was accidentally turned off. At the time of Mercury’s death he had amassed one of the best collections of the fish in the UK. One koi can be worth £250,000.

2013

Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.

2021

it is a right vs left issue, most things are

and there needs to be more than hetero male right vs hetero male left considered on everything

https://roanoke.com/opinion/columnists/gavaler-transgender-issue-isnt-left-vs-right/article_498c451e-e5b7-11eb-826f-d763e60ff70d.htmlGavaler: Transgender issue isn’t left vs. right | Columnists | roanoke.comWhy are conservatives blaming progressives for changes in trans rights?roanoke.com

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/transgender-stigma-healthcare/115999/Transgender youth experience “pervasive stigma” in healthcareIn a review of 91 studies across 17 countries, transgender and nonbinary youth were found to deal with “pervasive stigma and discrimination” in healthcarewww.openaccessgovernment.org

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-5794088813 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman comes out as transgender – BBC NewsThe 29-year-old confirmed on Instagram her pronouns are now “she/her”.www.bbc.com

https://hornet.com/stories/gay-kisses-political-statement/From Coming Out To Holding A Protest, Here Are Five Gay Kisses That Made A Political Statement | Hornet, the Gay Social NetworkIf you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, chances are that your rights and identity have been politicized, debated, and picked apart by complete and total strangers. Small business owners, big corporations, and governments around the world all have something to say about who we date, love, and have sex with.[…]
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https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/uk-gay-bisexual-men-sexual-assault-survey/Nearly Half of Gay and Bisexual Men in UK Have Experienced Sexual Assault: SurveyA new survey from SurvivorsUK shows that 45% of gay and bisexual men in the UK have experienced sexual assault.www.globalcitizen.org

these are not comic book characters, but from a still active religion

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a37102980/loki-bisexual-alien-sex-scenes/Loki writers planned to include bisexual and alien sex scenesLoki’s writers originally planned to include bisexual and alien sex scenes in season one of the Marvel Disney+ show.www.digitalspy.com

what does bisexual enough mean? if you are in a relationship with one person why does it matter all those you do not date?

lives are defined by what choices are made, not options not taken

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/pressure-to-prove-bisexualityI Felt Pressure To Prove I Was Bisexual ‘Enough’Bisexuals aren’t ‘confused’, nor are we ‘pretending’.www.refinery29.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/07/23/senate-gina-ortiz-jones-shawn-skelley/Lesbian and trans war vets confirmed by Senate for high-ranking defence postsThe Senate has confirmed two of president Joe Biden’s groundbreaking LGBT+ nominees to high-profile positions in the Defense Department by unanimous consent.www.pinknews.co.uk

it is not lesbian cinema when lesbians are not the writers, directors and also producer – and performers

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/07/10596348/lesbian-movies-directed-by-men-bendettaWhy Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta Is ProblematicFollowing controversy surrounding Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven’s new film Benedetta at Cannes Festival, why are lesbian movies still being directed by straight men?www.refinery29.com

July 23 for LGBTQ2

July 23, 1973

Cher released the single “Half Breed”.

1977

 Barry Manilow made it to #1 with “Looks Like We Made It”, his eighth hit,

at five  “My Heart Belongs To Me” from Barbra Streisand

1979

The Ayatollah Khomenini bans all forms of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Iran, claiming it has a corrupting influence.

1983

on the USA lp charts at 8 David Bowie’s Let’s Dance

1988

on the song USA charts: former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin entered the Top 10 with “Rush Hour”.

on the LP USA Charts: Faith by George Michael (now down to #5),

 Tracy Chapman’s incredible debut was at #7, 

1994

Elton John registered his 27th Top 10 hit (#5 all-time) with the great song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from the movie The Lion King.

1998

It was a Retro 80’s tour as Culture Club, Howard Jones and the Human League performed the first show of the tour at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

2000

‘N Sync reached #1 with “It’s Gonna’ Be Me”.

2005

Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their 1997 Glastonbury performance and Bob Dylan’s 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig won the best ever solo gig.

2021

this is excellent news.. I have a report half written on this topic and now I know where to send it

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/practice-areas/labour-and-employment/adelle-blackett-mcgill-law-prof-leads-task-force-to-modernize-employment-equity-act/358270Adelle Blackett, McGill law prof, leads task force to modernize Employment Equity Act | Canadian LawyerTask force aims to create more equitable, diverse, inclusive workplaces with better retentionwww.canadianlawyermag.com

because men get competitive and then it is not about issues anymore..

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/6/24/what-is-woke-culture-and-why-has-it-become-so-toxicWhy ‘woke’ became toxic | LGBTQ | Al JazeeraThe term ‘woke’ has become so divisive that it is harming support for the issues it is meant to be highlighting.www.aljazeera.com

advances in some places

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tokyo-olympics-japan-inclusive-lgbt-1.6112350Advocates hope Olympic spotlight will boost push for equality for Japan’s LGBT community | CBC NewsVancouver couple Tyler Iwata and Steven Hashimoto and Victoria LGBT advocate Madu Suzuki say pressure from outside of Japan is needed to bring change to a country where there’s still no law to protect gay people from discrimination.www.cbc.ca

retreats and oppression in others

https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/23/europe-s-week-brexit-returns-and-orban-announces-anti-lgbt-referendumEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendum | EuronewsEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendumwww.euronews.com

and then, there are few places

https://www.straight.com/news/lgbt-friendly-west-end-remains-a-pocket-of-housing-affordability-in-vancouverLGBT-friendly West End remains a pocket of housing affordability in Vancouver | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyWhen compared to neighbourhoods like Yaletown, Downtown, and Coal Harbour, Vancouver’s West End remains a unique area with attractive bargains.www.straight.com