Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1372, UK – King Edward II is killed (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327). The King was rumored to have had an affair with Hugh Despenser. Edward also had a close and controversial relationship with Piers Gavestonwho had joined his household in 1300. The precise nature of Edward and Gaveston’s relationship is uncertain; they may have been friends, lovers or sworn brothers.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1944 – Fannie Flagg (born September 21, 1944) is born. She is an American actress, comedian and author. She is best known as a semi-regular panelist on the 1973–82 versions of the game show Match Game and for the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which was adapted into the 1991 motion picture Fried Green Tomatoes. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay adaptation. In the late 1970s, Flagg had a relationship with American writer, Rita Mae Brown(born November 28, 1944), whom she met at a party in the Hollywood Hillshosted by Marlo Thomas. The couple briefly shared a house together in Charlottesville, Virginia, before breaking up. Flagg also lived for eight years with former The Bold and the Beautiful actress Susan Flannery(born July 31, 1939).
1948 – John D’Emilio (born Sept. 21, 1948)is a professor emeritus of history and of women’s and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1982. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1998and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1997 and also served as Director of the Policy Institute at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from 1995 to 1997. Jim Oleson, his partner since the early 1980s, died at their home in Chicago on April 4, 2015.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
America’s first lesbian rights organization, The Daughters of Bilitis, was formed in San Francisco. In San Francisco four lesbian couples, including Phyllis Lyon (born November 10, 1924) and Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008), found the Daughters of Bilitis, the first homophile organization exclusively for women. Forty-nine years later, Lyon and Martin would become the first same-sex couple ever to marry legally in the United States when San Francisco begins issuing licenses. Their marriage would be subsequently annulled by the California Supreme Court, along with more than 4,000 other couples’ marriages, in its ruling that Mayor Gavin Newsom was exceeding his authority by determining that it was unconstitutional to deny these couples marriage licenses. Then, on June 16, 2008, after 55 years in love, Lyon and Martin married again, this time legally.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Janis Joplin announced that she would be leaving Big Brother And The Holding Company at the end of the year. The band’s musicianship had long been suspect by Rock critics. Joplin would later be backed by The Kozmic Blues Band.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Olivia Newton-John had the top Easy Listening song for the second week with “I Honestly Love You” and #2 on the pop USA Chart.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Elton John signed a long-term exclusive contract with Geffen Records.
1982 – The Oklahoma Supreme Court awards custody of two boys to their divorced gay father, declaring homosexuality isn’t in itself grounds for ruling a parent unfit.
With the help Of heavy MTV exposure ‘Money For Nothing’ gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single with the still to 2021 controversial lyric.
Madonna made it seven Top 10 songs in a row as “Dress You Up” moved from 14-10.
Whitney Houston’s debut LP was #8
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1993 – Actress Amanda Bearse (born August 9, 1958) comes out while co-starring on the television series Married with Children.
1996 – President Bill Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage and defining marriage as “a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.”
1998 – “Will & Grace,” the first prime-time program to feature openly gay lead characters, premiers.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
America: A Tribute to Heroes, a commercial-free, live TV program was broadcast on all of the major US TV networks to raise money following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The show featured performances by Bruce Springsteen (“My City in Ruins”), Tom Petty (“I Won’t Back Down”), Paul Simon (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”), Billy Joel (“New York State of Mind”), U2 (“Walk On”), Celine Dion (“God Bless America”) and Willie Nelson (“America The Beautiful”). Accepting pledges over the telephone were Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. The broadcast and soundtrack album helped raise over $128 million for the victims and their families.
Blogger Nina Notes – unsure if this charity included the LGBT survivors of 9/11 victims, given the government’s payouts excluded LGBT.
Philipines –Ladlad or the LGBT Party is aFilipinoLGBTpolitical party, founded by Danton Remoto (born March 25, 1963). He is a Filipino writer, essayist, reporter, editor, columnist, and professor. Remoto was a first prize recipient at the ASEANLetter-Writing Contest for Young People. The award made Remoto a scholar at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. As a professor, Remoto teaches English and Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. Remoto is the chairman emeritus of Ang LadladThe party’s official motto is Bukas puso, bukas isip. (Open heart, open mind.)
Canada –Soldier’s Girl, a film based on a true story about solider in love with a transsexual woman, is nominated for an EMMY.
2009 – Openly transgender Michelle Poley wins an EMMY as part of the CNN Election Center team.
2010 – Dan Savage (born October 7, 1964) and husband Terry Miller upload their first It Gets Better video on YouTube, to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth. Dan is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and activist for the LGBT community. He writes Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column. He has also worked as a theater director, sometimes credited as Keenan Hollahan.
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/09/21/lgbt-veterans-discharged-dont-ask-dont-tell-full-benefits/LGBT Veterans Discharged Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” To Get Full Benefits – CBS Dallas / Fort WorthThe Department of Veterans Affairs says service members who received other than honorable discharges for their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status are eligible for full benefits.dfw.cbslocal.com
https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/19594271.malvern-council-discuss-signing-lgbt-equality-index/Malvern Council to discuss signing up to LGBT equality index | Malvern GazettePLANS to compare the way LGBT people are treated in Malvern with other areas will be debated tonight.www.malverngazette.co.uk
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/21/biden-highlights-lgbtq-rights-in-un-general-assembly-speech/Biden highlights LGBTQ rights in UN General Assembly speechPresident noted crackdowns in Chechnya, Cameroonwww.washingtonblade.com
Trans have divided the community by mostly fetishizing lesbians
https://www.ebar.com/news/news//309044Bay Area Reporter :: LGBTQ Agenda: New Gay Liberation Front criticized for stances on trans rightsThe New Gay Liberation Front group is not the same as the old historic group that formed after Stonewall — it’s being criticized for pitting some segments of the LGBTQ community against others.www.ebar.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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