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lgbtq2 for september 28

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1292, Ghent (in present-day Belgium) – John, a knife maker, is sentenced to be burned at the stake for having sex with another man. This is the first documented execution for sodomy in Western Europe

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1947 – Author Margaret Wise Brown’s (May 23, 1910 – November 13, 1952) classic children’s book Goodnight Moon is published. In the summer of 1940 Brown began a long-term relationship with Blanche Oelrichs (October 1, 1890 – November 5, 1950) (nom de plume Michael Strange), poet/playwright, actress, and the former wife of John Barrymore. The relationship, which began as a mentoring one, eventually became romantic, and included co-habitating at 10 Gracie Square in Manhattan beginning in 1943. As a studio, they used Cobble Court, a wooden house later moved to Charles Street. Oelrichs, who was 20 years Brown’s senior, died in 1950.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30


On the USA LP Charts,  Big Brother & the Holding Company moved from 13 to 4 with Cheap Thrills.

Albert Grossman, manager of Janis Joplin, announced that Joplin would be leaving the group Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars sold out Carnegie Hall (2,804 capacity) in New York City.

1973: W.H. Auden dies in Vienna at age 63.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”


Madonna was voted the greatest female singer of all-time by 75,0000 music fans in a VH1 poll. But critics and music fans were unhappy with the position of Kylie Minogue who was voted into second place beating Diana Ross, (12th) and Annie Lennox, (14th). The highest placed UK act was Kate Bush who was voted No. 10.

2004, Sierra Leone – LGBT rights activist FannyAnn Eddy (1974–2004) is murdered in Freetown. She established the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association in 2002.

2011, Strasburg – The European Parliament in Strasburg passes a resolution against discrimination based on sexual orientation.


religion: the wrong sympathy to prefer the perps over victims church to hold prayer vigil for ex-minister beaten up for molesting boy at bus stop – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent JournalismAn Oklahoma father beat up a youth minister who had been inappropriately touching his son at a bus stop — and another church plans to hold a prayer vigil for him.The 9-year-old boy told his father that Michael Coghill, a discipleship minister at Lakehoma Church of Christ, had touched him on the bac… U.S. Census has released data from its first ever survey of LGBTQ people. It ain’t pretty. / LGBTQ NationThe Census Bureau asked people if they’re LGBTQ for the first time, showing how much harder the economic fallout of the pandemic hit them… sue school that banned Pride flag for discriminating against LGBTQ club / LGBTQ NationStudents say the high school has a severe anti-LGBTQ bullying problem while administrators are banning rainbow flags and stopping the GSA from advertising on the bulletin board… groups hope Japan PM race may lead to same-sex marriages | ReutersLGBTQ rights activists are hoping that Japan may finally allow same-sex marriage if Taro Kono, who has publicly supported gay marriage, becomes the country’s next prime minister, but change will not come LGBTQ Women Speak Out About Violent Stop And Search ‘Assault’A young black lesbian that male police officers misgendered in a stop and search has spoken about how it felt like an Resilience of East Asia’s LGBTQ CommunityAmid challenges new and old, the LGBTQ communities in China, South Korea, and Taiwan are finding creative ways to move by sadness, or the Taliban: LGBTQ Afghans in hidingYahya, a gay, non-conforming person feared life would get worse “day by day” under the Taliban – Copyright AFP ALFREDO ESTRELLAJames Edgar, with Marine Pennetier in IslamabadAs the Taliban appeared on every corner of Kabul, Marwa and her friend — both gay Afghans — took the drastic decision to become husband and wife. The hurried […] says resounding ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage | LGBTQ News | Al JazeeraSwiss backed proposal, which also allows couples to adopt, by a nearly two-thirds majority in a referendum on Polish regions scrap anti-LGBT resolutionsThe move comes after the European Commission threatened to pull funding from the Responds to Viral Videos of LGBTQ+-Inclusive Ads Torn Down“These reactions only serve to make it even more clear that we must continue to champion all people,” the company said in a

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