July 18 for LGBTQ2

1980

Closer, the second and final album from Joy Division, is released just two months after the suicide of founding member and singer Ian Curtis. Its claustrophobic, synth-laden sound, combined with Curtis’s nihilistic lyrics make it a defining moment in England’s post-punk scene.

1987

Whitney Houston made it three weeks in a row at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).

1991

The very first Lollapalooza music festival is held in select locations throughout North America.   Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction and Living Colour appeared on the Lollapalooza Tour at the Compton Terrace in Phoenix, Arizona. Later on the tour included Jane’s AddictionSiouxsie and the BansheesNine Inch NailsLiving Colour, Ice-T, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes and Fishbone.

800 guests saw Whitney Houston, dressed in a $40,000 Marc Bouwer wedding gown, marry Bobby Brown at her New Jersey home.  Those in attendance included Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and Freddie Jackson. After years of making tabloid headlines, she would file for divorce in September, 2006.

Blogger Nina Notes: If she;d been able to make her own music, not the labels. and marry Robin or another woman. she might still be alive.

1995

Selena’s album Dreaming Of You was released following her murder by her fan club president.

1998

The Beastie Boys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Hello Nasty’, only the second rap album to make No.1 in the UK, the first being Wu-Tang Clan.

2014

Shakira becomes the first person to accumulate 100 million likes on Facebook.

2021

china and online

https://www.outinperth.com/lgbt-groups-in-china-removed-from-social-media-platform-wechat/LGBT groups in China removed from social media platform WeChat | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureDozens of LGBT groups in China have had their social media accounts deleted from popular social media platform We Chat. No official reason has been given.www.outinperth.com

india and gender and lgbtq… so heterowomen?

https://www.theweek.in/news/biz-tech/2021/07/18/gcpl-working-on-diversity-in-operations-promoting-inclusion-on-gender-and-lgbt.htmlGCPL working on diversity in operations, promoting inclusion on gender and LGBT – The Week‘In India we are grappling with low participation rates of women in the workforce’www.theweek.in

cyrpto…

https://yourdigitalwall.com/2021/07/18/pride-doge-coin-latest-cryptocurrency-project-first-to-support-the-lgbt-community/Pride Doge Coin Latest Cryptocurrency Project First to Support the LGBT Community | Your Digital WallPride Doge Coin (PDoge) is the latest meme coin to explode by over 100% day-over-day(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- Portland, Oregon Jul 17, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Pride Doge Coin (PDoge), released Julyyourdigitalwall.com

https://www.nme.com/news/music/freddie-mercury-wrote-elvis-presley-tribute-bath-10-minutes-2996011Freddie Mercury wrote Elvis Presley tribute in the bath in 10 minutesFreddie Mercury wrote his tribute song to Elvis Presley in the bath in 10 minutes, his bandmates Roger Taylor and Brian May have said. www.nme.com

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