July 5 1974
David Bowie played at the Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John was #1 on the Album chart, where it had been every week since its release back on June 7.
Control from Janet Jackson became the new #1 album, with Whitney Houston falling to 3 after 67 weeks. Patti LaBelle stayed put with Winner In You at #2.
Whitney Houston opened her world tour at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida.
Björk releases her first post-Sugarcubes solo album, titled Debut. Featuring the tracks “Human Behaviour” and “Big Time Sensuality,” it sets the stage for her rise as a solo star.
Organized by Sarah McLachlan, the all-female Lilith Fair tour kicks off with a show in The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. The lineup includes Jewel, Suzanne Vega and Paula Cole, with Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Fiona Apple joining on subsequent stops.
the queerbaiting hit song: Katy Perry‘s “I Kissed a Girl” hits #1 in the US, where it stays for seven weeks. Perry’s first chart-topper, it’s a startling turnabout from just seven years earlier, when she was a gospel singer recording under her real name: Katy Hudson.
https://www.rt.com/sport/528395-transgender-olympics-weightlifting-petition/‘Women feel betrayed’: Online petition against transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s Olympic status hits over 20K signatures — RT Sport NewsThe issue of transgender athletes in sports has been a divisive one – and again hit the headlines after thousands of sports fans signed a petition in opposition to transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s Olympics participation.www.rt.com
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/non-binary-passports-1191386/Nonbinary Designation for Passports Announced by Biden Administration – Rolling StoneMusic, Film, TV and Political News Coveragewww.rollingstone.com
https://www.rt.com/russia/528392-retailer-sorry-lesbian-parents/Russian retailer says sorry for ‘unprofessionalism’ after health food advert featuring lesbian vegan parents sparks row in country — RT Russia & Former Soviet UnionA popular chain of upmarket Russian grocery stores that prides itself on fresh and healthy fare has issued a formal apology after running an advertisement that featured a lesbian couple and their children talking about veganism.www.rt.com
https://www.euronews.com/video/2021/07/05/vkusvill-russian-retail-chain-criticised-for-removing-lgbt-family-from-ad-campaignVIDEO : VkusVill: Russian retail chain criticised for removing LGBT family from ad campaign | EuronewsVIDEO : VkusVill has faced backlash for removing and apologising for a recent advert campaign that featured a lesbian family.www.euronews.com
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https://www.autostraddle.com/quiz-which-lesbian-or-bisexual-woman-in-space-are-you/Quiz: Which Lesbian or Bisexual Woman in Space Are You? | AutostraddleHello quiz fans, are you ready to boldly quiz where no-one has quizzed before?!www.autostraddle.com
dear bisexuals: a trickster deity is not the representation you seek
https://screenrant.com/loki-show-bisexual-confirmation-sophia-di-martino-response/Sophia Di Martino Responds to Loki Coming Out as Bisexual in the MCUWhile MCU fans have given different reactions to the God of Mischief finally coming out as bisexual, Loki star Sophia Di Martino has her own opinion.screenrant.com
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/protests-spain-against-suspected-lgbt-hate-crime-2021-07-05/Protests in Spain against suspected LGBT hate crime | ReutersPeople took to the streets of Spain’s biggest cities on Monday evening to express their anger at the death of a man in a suspected homophobic attack at the weekend.www.reuters.com
https://www.voanews.com/europe/georgian-lgbt-activists-call-pride-march-after-violent-attacksGeorgian LGBT Activists Call Off Pride March After Violent Attacks | Voice of America – EnglishLGBT campaigners in Georgia have canceled a planned Pride march after opponents attacked activists and journalists and the government and church spoke out against the event.
Hundreds of violent counter-protesters took to the streets of Tbilisi against the Pride march scheduled for the evening.
At least 15 journalists were attacked by mobs at different locations, including two RFE/RL reporters, while covering the Tbilisi Pride events.
Videos showed anti-LGBT groups waving Georgian flags scaling the Tbilisi Pride headquarters, tearing town pride flags, and ransacking the office.
In a statementwww.voanews.com