LGBTQ2 for September 21

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

1955

 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

1968

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

1973

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

1980

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.

1985

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”

2001

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.

2003,

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.

2001

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

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LGBTQ2 for September 20

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

365 BC – Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia (356 BC—323 BC) is born. He was King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire. He is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. Alexander spent his childhood watching his father transform Macedonia into a great military power, winning victory after victory on the battlefields throughout the Balkans. Historians believe Alexander was gay.

1890, Germany – Dr. Erwin Gohrbandt studied medicine at the Military Medical Academy and graduated in 1917 then worked at the Charité Universitätsmediz inBerlin. He did the initial operations on the first two transsexuals in modern surgery. In Berlin in 1931, Dora R, born as Rudolph R, became the first known transgender woman to undergo vaginoplasty. According to Dr. Felix Abraham, a psychiatrist working at the Institute for Sexual Science where Dora was employed as a domestic servant, her first step to feminization was made by means of castration in 1922. In 1931 a penis amputation was done, then a highly experimental vaginoplasty was performed by Dr. Erwin Gohrbandt who later becomes a decorated surgeon-general in the Luftwaffe.

1917, France – Bisexual American painter Romaine Brooks (May 1, 1874 – December 7, 1970) had a three-year affair with Russian ballerina Ida Rubinstein  (September 21,1883 – September 20, 1960), painting portraits of her during that time. One was the “Weeping Venus “which was featured on this day at the opening of Expo Centre Pompidou Metz.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1958 – The New York chapter of Daughters of Bilitis is formed by a group of lesbians including Barbara Gittings (July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007). They meet at the offices of the Mattachine Society of New York. The chapter is the first lesbian organization on the East Coast

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1969

On the USA LP charts: The Soundtrack to “Hair” came in fourth

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – John Singer(October 21, 1944 – June 5, 2000), later known as Faygele ben Miriam, and fellow activist Paul Barwick(born 1946) apply for a marriage license in Seattle. Singer was a U.S. activist for LGBT rights, and a gay marriage pioneer, filing one of the first gay marriage lawsuits in American history after being denied a marriage license at the King County Administration Building in SeattleWashington in 1971. The case, Singer v. Hara, was the best-known gay marriage case in the state of Washington until Andersen v. King County in 2006. Barwick served three years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, working as a police officer. He currently lives in San FranciscoCalifornia, his residence for the last 30 years

1973 – In their so-called “battle of the sexes,” tennis star Billie Jean King (born November 22, 1943) defeats Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 at the Houston Astrodome. 

The mixed gender tennis match between top tennis player Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King was held in Houston, Texas after Riggs won another mixed gender match against Margaret Court earlier in the year. The matches were prompted by Riggs’ comments that even at an age of 55, he could beat any female tennis player. King beat Riggs and took home the $100,000 prize money. The match was and still is one of the most viewed tennis matches on television – it was watched by about 90 million people around the world.

Blogger Nina Notes: it would have been different if it was known then she was a lesbian, not just the battles of The Sexes…

1973

Elton John, Carole King, Jackson Browne and Neil Young & Crazy Horse opened the Roxy in style in Los Angeles.

September 20, 1975

Neil Sedaka and Elton John moved from 66 to 32 with “Bad Blood”.

‘Fame’ gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with John Lennon. Lennon’s voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: “Fame, Fame, Fame” from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics.

September 20, 1976

The first of the two night 100 Club Punk Festival, Oxford St, London, featuring the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sub Way Sect, Suzie (spelling on the poster), And The Banshees, The Buzzcocks, Vibrators and Stinky Toys. Admission £1.50

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

1980

The Game by Queen took over on the U.S. Album chart  and Olivia Newton-John’s “Xanadu” soundtrack was at 8

1980 – Bruce Mailman (1939-June 9, 1994) opens the Saint disco in New York City, heralding what many gay New Yorkers remember as the zenith of the clone era. He was an East Village entrepreneur, Off-Broadway theatre-owner and founder of The Saint and New St. Marks Baths. In 1979, he bought the building that would become the New Saint Marks Baths at 6 St. Marks Place. He sought to provide a cleaner environment for a gay bathhouse than had been the case prior. He claimed it was the largest bathhouse in the world.In 1981 he bought the neighboring 8 St. Marks with hopes of doubling the size. In 1980 he bought the Fillmore East and converted it to The Saint nightclub. Both institutions ran into trouble with the advent of the AIDS crisis. Mailman died of AIDS complications in 1994.

1986

The Soundtrack to “Top Gun” (Blogger Nina Deems this to be a very gay movie) took over the #1 position on the Album chart from Madonna’s True Blue.

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

1996 – President Clinton announced his signing of a bill outlawing same-sex marriages, but said it should not be used as an excuse for discrimination, violence or intimidation against gays and lesbians. 

1996, Saudi Arabia – Twenty-four Filipino workers receive the first 50 lashes of their 200-lash sentence for alleged “homosexual behavior.” Despite protests from Amnesty International, the government goes ahead with the sentence and later deports the workers.

1997

Elton John started a six week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight’, and ‘Candle In The Wind 97.’ A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.

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

  • 2001 American President, George W. Bush Declares War on TerrorThe global military campaign against terrorism was first declared in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in the United States. The phrase was used by President Bush in a speech given to the United States Congress.

2010, Peru – LGBT activist Alberto Osorio was found murdered in his apartment in Lima. Eight similar crimes against LGBT individuals in Peru occurred in the same year.

2011 – The military’s Don’t’ Ask Don’t Tell policy is officially repealed. It had been in effect since 1993.

2013 –Cassidy Lynn Campbell, 16, becomes the first transgender public-school homecoming queen in the U.S., at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA.

2016

Elton John admitted during an appearance on the UK TV show Good Morning Britain that he was considering retiring from recording. He told the audience, “My records don’t sell anymore because people have enough Elton John records in their collection. I love making them, but it’s someone else’s turn now.”

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/19/kangjiashimenji-petroglyphs-china-worlds-oldest-porn/The world’s oldest porn was queer and gender non-conforming AFOn an rock in the Xinjiang region of China, the world’s oldest porn, the Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs, can be found – and they’re super queer.www.pinknews.co.uk

queer baiting is not LGBTQ characters

https://www.cbr.com/disney-gay-characters-marvel-phase-4-queer-awakening/Disney’s Gay Characters May Grow Thanks to Marvel’s Phase 4 Queer AwakeningThe Marvel Cinematic Universe could be the solution to helping Disney improve its depictions of LGBTQ+ characters on the big and small screen.www.cbr.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/20/rupauls-11-emmy-awards-ended-up-the-only-lgbtq-wins/RuPaul’s 11 Emmy awards ended up the only LGBTQ big winsThere were several other opportunities to make history for LGBTQ performers which the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences passed up onwww.losangelesblade.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/19/hungarian-pm-viktor-orban-says-eu-blocking-funds-over-lgbtq-policies/Hungarian PM Viktor Orban says EU blocking funds over LGBTQ policiesA spokesperson for the EU said its refusal to sign-off on Hungary’s recovery plans is not related to the anti-LGBTQ laws.www.losangelesblade.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/shepard-smiths-career-advice-lgbtq-journalists-carries-stench-fox-news/Shepard Smith’s career advice to LGBTQ journalists carries the stench of Fox News / LGBTQ NationSmith complains about gay stereotypes and being the “token gay” in the workplace. It sounds a lot like Roger Ailes and Smith’s former co-workers at Fox News that he once supported are the culprits…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/prosecutor-investigates-anti-lgbt-nazi-march-downtown-madrid-2021-09-20/Prosecutor investigates anti-LGBT, Nazi march in downtown Madrid | ReutersThe Madrid prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Monday after a crowd of about 200 people sporting Nazi paraphernalia marched in the Spanish capital’s gay-friendly neighbourhood of Chueca on Saturday shouting offensive anti-LGBT slogans.www.reuters.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/09/20/ghana-lgbt-activists-face-hardships-after-detentionGhana: LGBT Activists Face Hardships After Detention | Human Rights WatchArbitrary arrests and detention of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Ghana, and a proposed draconian anti-LGBT bill are causing serious economic hardship and psychological stress for LGBT people, Human Rights Watch said today.www.hrw.org

https://www.myespanolanow.com/43661/fellowship-set-up-to-honour-elliot-lake-lawyers-contributions-to-lgbt-legal-recognition/Fellowship set up to honour Elliot Lake lawyer’s contributions to LGBT legal recognition. – My Espanola NowAn Elliot Lake lawyer has received some surprising news. University of Toronto alumnus R. Douglas Elliott, who served as lead counsel in the LGBT Purge … more ›www.myespanolanow.com

In Canada, Election Day.

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LGBTQ2 for September 19

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1551, France – Henri III (19 September 1551 – 2 August 1589) is born at Fontainebleu, France. He was the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the House of Valois. Reports that Henry engaged in same sex relations with his court favorites, known as the mignons, date back to his own time. On August 1, 1589, Henry III lodged with his army at Saint-Cloud, and was preparing to attack Paris, when a young fanatical Dominican friarJacques Clément, carrying false papers, was granted access to deliver important documents to the king. The monk gave the king a bundle of papers and stated that he had a secret message to deliver. The king signaled for his attendants to step back for privacy, and Clément whispered in his ear while plunging a knife into his abdomen. Clément was then killed on the spot by the guards.

1906 – Glesca Catherine Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987) was an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945), silent screen actress and a legend of her time. Glesca met Nazimova when both were cast in a production at the Civic Repertory Theater. Glesca later lived with Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova’s home. Glesca lived there with in a villa on the grounds until Nazimova’s death in 1945. Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff (April 19, 1846 – March 28, 1916), theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Emily was married to Hume Cronyn, though they never lived together and Emily insisted the marriage remain a secret. Marshall and Woodruff are buried together at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942, UK – Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft, he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. His frequent collaborator and lover for forty-nine years was screenwriter William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Organized by activist Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), a small group picketed New York City’s Whitehall Street Induction Center after the confidentiality of gay men’s draft records was violated. Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), Renee Cafiero, and other activists, and representatives of the New York League for Sexual Freedom picket the Whitehall Induction Center in protest of the Military’s anti-gay and -lesbian policies. This action has been identified as the first gay rights demonstration in the United States.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 19, 1970

Lesbian fave Anne Murray enjoyed her fourth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Sydney, Australia – John Ware and Christabel Poll, founders of the newly formed Campaign Against Moral Persecution, Inc. (CAMP, Inc.) become the first gay man and the first lesbian, respectively, to come out in the country’s history when an interview featuring them is published in the newspaper The Australian. 

1975

Queen signed John Reid, manager of Elton John, to be their manager as well.

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

1985

A US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convenes to discuss the “contents of music and the lyrics of records” following pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center.  the recording industry eventually agreed to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.

1987

The third annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with John Mellencamp, John Denver, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Lou Reed among the performers.

Whitney Houston climbed to #1 on the AC chart with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was the new #1 album, and at number 8  Whitney by Whitney Houston on the USA LP Charts

1988

Erasure’s “A Little Respect” was released.

Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is injured during the Seoul Olympics. His head strikes the springboard during the preliminary rounds, leading to a concussion. He completed the preliminaries despite his injury. He then earned the highest single score of the qualifying round for his next dive and repeated the dive during the finals, earning the gold medal by a margin of 25 points.

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

1992

“The One” was released by Elton John.

 1997 

VH1 aired “Storytellers” live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

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

2000

Madonna‘s album “Music” was released.

The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each. (Blogger Nina wonders where The Beatles are on this list)

2003, Belize – Same-sex sexual activity is banned with a 10-year jail sentence if caught.

2008, 
George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in the Hampstead Heath area of London for possession of Class A and C drugs. He was taken to a local police station and cautioned for controlled substance possession.

2009
Whitney Houston returned to #1 on the Album chart for the first time in 17 years with I Look To You.

2014, A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had “too much colour” already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher’s long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar.

2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-18/china-s-crackdown-sets-sights-on-lgbtq-citizens-gamers-effeminate-menChina’s Crackdown Sets Sights on LGBTQ Citizens, Gamers, Effeminate MenXi’s new China means conformity at all costs. That means the space for minorities and misfits of any type is closing fast in a society where the image of a model citizen is becoming more tightly defined.www.bloomberg.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/lgbt-issues-missing-federal-election-1.6178731LGBTQ issues lacking in federal election, say voters from Sask. community | CBC NewsLGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to their community during the election campaign.www.cbc.ca

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/09/19/black-powder-used-in-maguindanao-blast-that-targeted-lgbt-volleyball-players/‘Black powder’ used in Maguindanao blast that targeted LGBT volleyball players | Rene AcostaA HOMEMADE bomb made up of “black powder” was used for an explosion that killed one person and wounded seven others in Datu Piang in Maguindanao, authorities said on Sunday as they continued to investigate the blast. Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar, spokesman of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion, said the…businessmirror.com.ph

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lgbt-veterans-booted-out-army-25017573LGBT veterans booted out of army for being gay win right to lay wreath at Cenotaph – Mirror OnlineUp to 20,000 servicemen and women were dismissed from the armed forces for being gay and some had their medals stripped – now LGBT support group Fighting With Pride has won the right to join the march-pastwww.mirror.co.uk

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thousands-march-ukraine-lgbt-rights-safety-80107859Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety – ABC NewsSome 7,000 people have gathered in Ukrainian capital for the annual March for Equality in support of the rights of the country’s LGBT communityabcnews.go.com

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the hetero male religion problem

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/afghanistan-taliban-women-ministry-replaced-1.6181138Taliban sets up ‘virtue’ ministry at former site of women’s affairs department | CBC NewsAfghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers Saturday as part of the forced move.www.cbc.ca

religion is emotional and a claim of morality despite all the real world evidence of the harm of religion from genocide to rape culture

and religion undermines humans, reducing to a child state, what should be adult civilization

religion is a claim, without evidence, and with only tradition of oppression with centuries of nation grooming

LGBTQ2 for September 18

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1911 – C. E. Frommel, 20, is sentence to prison for sodomy in Washington State. He is from Kittitas County, WA and employed as a steeple jack.

1913 – Edward Sagarin (September 18, 1913 – June 10, 1986), also known by his pen name Donald Webster Cory, was an American professor of sociology and criminology at the City University of New York, and a writer. His book The Homosexual in America: A Subjective Approach, published in 1951, was considered “one of the most influential works in the history of the gay rights movement,” and inspired compassion in others by highlighting the difficulties faced by homosexuals

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 18, 1957

A record hop style show called The Big Record premieres on CBS-TV. Hostess Patti Page welcomed her guests, Sal Mineo, Billy Ward And The Dominos and Tony Bennett.

Sal Mineo – Queer Portraits in Historyhttps://www.queerportraits.com › bio › mineoMineo himself was Italian and proud of his heritage, refusing to change his last name like so many other actors of the time did. He was also openly bisexual, …

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

September 18, 1960

The Tab Hunter Show premiered on NBC-TV.


Tab Hunter: how Hollywood’s boy next door became a gay iconhttps://www.theguardian.com › film › jul › tab-hunter-…
Jul. 10, 2018 — A blonde, square-jawed and wholesome symbol of mid-century American masculinity, Hunter, born in 1931 as Arthur Gelien, was gay but kept his …

1965

on the usa song charts,  Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” came in ninth

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Bisexual Joan Baez remained on top of the Easy Listening chart for the third week with “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”.

1976

Ally and Icon: Olivia Newton-John set a chart record that still stands when “Don’t Stop Believin’” hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart.  That gave the incredible Australian songstress seven consecutive #1 songs in that format, surpassing the record of six set by fellow Australian Helen Reddy in 1975 and equaled by the Carpenters in 1976.

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

1980, Canada – The Toronto Board of Education adopts a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation while adding a clause forbidding “proselytizing of homosexuality in the schools.”

1981 – The film Mommie Dearest opens, simultaneously glorifying and condemning gay icon Joan Crawford.

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

1993

Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In Pieces’. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

Garth Brooks’ Out Half Sister and Bandmate Betsy Smittle Dies …https://www.pride.com › box-office › 2013/11/05 › gar…Nov. 5, 2013 — On November 2nd, country music lost one of its outspoken advocates for equality when Betsy Smittle, Garth Brooks out half-sister and long …

on the LP USA Charts,  Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack slipped to #10

1998

 Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2012 – Berkeley, California becomes what is thought to be the first city in the U.S. to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals. The Berkeley City Council unanimously and without discussion declared Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day.

2021

https://www.gaycitynews.com/arrests-made-in-connection-to-fatal-shooting-of-lgbtq-journalist/Men Charged in 2019 Murder of Lesbian Journalist Lyra McKeeTwo men have been arrested and charged in connection to the killing of out lesbian journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot to death while covering a riot in Northern Ireland two years ago. The Police Service of Northern Ireland apprehended the men, ranging from the ages of 19 to 33, on September 15 under the […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/16/poland-discriminated-against-gay-mother-in-custody-battle-says-european-courtPoland discriminated against gay mother in custody battle, says European court | EuronewsThe European Court of Human Rights said that Poland had discriminated against the mother because of her sexual orientation.www.euronews.com

https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/9/17/coach-fired-being-gay-was-told-hes-danger-kidsCoach Fired for Being Gay Was Told He’s a ‘Danger’ to KidsInoke Tonga, forced out as volleyball coach at a Denver Christian high school, shared his story with Ellen DeGeneres.www.advocate.com

religion is not therapy, religion is why people need therapy

https://www.wionews.com/world/new-zealand-locals-send-record-100000-submissions-to-ban-lgbt-conversion-practices-413343New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices, World News | wionews.comNew Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/scotland-national-team-send-pro-25012832Scotland national team send pro LGBT message as Rachel Corsie dons rainbow armband for Hungary clash – Daily RecordCorsie wore the Pride flag colours for the World Cup qualifier in Budapest after a controversy that arose during Euro 2020.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

https://thecurrentga.org/2021/09/17/justice-department-investigates-georgia-prisons-over-inmate-deaths-lgbt-attacks/Justice Department investigates Georgia prisons over inmate deaths, LGBT attacks – The CurrentDepartment of Justice probe will look at a correctional system where murders and suicides have spiked during the pandemic and examine allegations that staff and inmates repeatedly physically and sexually abuse LGBT inmates.thecurrentga.org

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/lgbt-senior-housing-long-island-1.50364644Locals celebrate opening of LGBT senior housing in Bay Shore | NewsdayResidents have started moving into a new Bay Shore building that community members, elected officials and other advocates celebrated Friday as the nation’s first affordable housing complex for LGBT sewww.newsday.com

Texas always has to do everything more and bigger, eh

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-LGBT-Texans-face-double-the-national-16465204.phpOpinion: LGBT Texans face double the national discrimination rate. Pass the Equality Act.The Equality Act will provide national protections for LGBT people.www.houstonchronicle.com

https://globalnews.ca/news/8200407/anti-gay-street-preacher-assault-vancouver-man/No jail time for anti-gay street preacher who broke Vancouver man’s leg | Globalnews.caDorre Shepherd Love pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge on Friday.globalnews.ca

O’Toole’s strategy, which has included disavowing positions held dear by his party’s base on issues such as climate change, guns and balanced budgets, is designed to appeal to a broader cross-section of voters in a country that tends to be far more liberal than its southern neighbor. Whether moderate Canadians believe O’Toole is the progressive conservative he claims and whether it has alienated conservatives have become central questions of the election campaign.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/09/17/trudeau-otoole-canada-politics-conservative-241460In Canada, a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Conservative is seeking to unseat Justin Trudeau | America MagazineThe man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada”—and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it toward the political center.www.americamagazine.org

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Today in LGBT History – September 18 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 17


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1480, Spain – The Spanish Inquisition is established as a court for the detection of heretics, although its true purpose remains somewhat obscure, but 1000-1600 people were charged with the crime of sodomy. During the 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition, the total number of “heretics” burned at the stake totaled nearly 32,000

1778 – Friedrich von Steuben (September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794) arrives in Valley Forge to offer his expertise to the Continental Army. Von Steuben had been forced out of the Prussian military due to homosexual scandals. He is considered the father of the United States military. He was a gay man who wrote the “Revolutionary War Drill Manual” and introduced drills, tactics and discipline to the rag-tag militia, which resulted in victory over the British. He has a statue at Valley Forge and another in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. Towns, buildings and a college football field have been named after him; there is even an annual Steuben Day Parade held in his honor every September in cities such as New York and Chicago (in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris lip syncs Wayne Newton’s “Danke Schoen” during Chicago’s Steuben Day Parade). No foreigner besides Marquis de Lafayette has been so adored in America as von Steuben. The one fact that seems to be left out is that von Steuben was known to “have affections to members of his own sex” and was even identified as a “sodomite,” which is rumored to be the reason he left Prussia for France where he ultimately met Ben Franklin. Upon arriving at Valley Forge, von Steuben was immediately accepted by Washington, who recognized his military genius. Steuben single-handedly turned a militia, consisting mostly of farmers, into a well-trained, disciplined and professional army that was able to stand musket-to-musket combat with the British. Washington and the Continental Army officially adopted von Steuben’s methods and renamed them Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United State, known in military circles today simply as “The Blue Book.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1931

The first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York by RCA-Victor. The venture was doomed to fail however due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 ($1,534.49 in 2017 dollars) and wasn’t revived until 1948.

1948 – Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) dies. She was an American anthropologist and folklorist. Benedict held the post of President of the American Anthropological Association and was also a prominent member of the American Folklore Society. Benedict taught her first anthropology course at Barnard college in 1922 and among the students there was Margaret Mead. Benedict was a significant influence on Mead. She was a sometimes lover and lifelong friend of fellow anthropologist Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978). Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict are considered to be the two most influential and famous anthropologists of their time. One of the reasons Mead and Benedict got along well was because they both shared a passion for their work and they each felt a sense of pride at being a successful working woman during a time when this was uncommon. They were known to critique each other’s work frequently; they created a companionship that began through their work, but which also during the early period was of an erotic character. Both Benedict and Mead wanted to dislodge stereotypes about women during their time period and show that working women can be successful even though working society was seen as a man’s world. In her memoir about her parents, With a Daughter’s Eye, Margaret Mead’s daughter implies that the relationship between Benedict and Mead was partly sexual. In 1946, Benedict received the Achievement Award from the American Association of University Women. After Benedict died of a heart attack in 1948, Mead kept the legacy of Benedict’s work going by supervising projects that Benedict would have looked after, and editing and publishing notes from studies that Benedict had collected throughout her life

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955

Actor James Dean made a public information film for TV, urging teenagers to drive safely.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972 – M*A*S*H premieres on CBS introducing the world to Cpl. Max Klinger, televisions first on-going heterosexual cross-dressing character.

1976, Canada – Toronto gay activist Brian Mossop is expelled from the Communist Party of Canada for being openly gay and advocating homosexuality.

1978

The video for Queen’s single ‘Bicycle Race’ was filmed at Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, UK. It featured 65 naked female professional models racing around the stadium’s track on bicycles, which had been hired for the day. The rental company was reported to have requested payment for all the saddles when they found out how their bikes had been used.

1979 – California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Stephen M. Lachs (born September 1939) to the Los Angeles Superior Court making him the nation’s first openly gay judge. He retired from the L.A. County Superior Court in 1999.

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

1980

Bette Midler’s concert film “Divine Madness” premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

1983

the former #1 at 5 on the USA Charts: the Eurythmics and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), with at 7  Taco with “Puttin’ On The Ritz”

The Soundtrack to “Flashdance” was third, the movie starred Jennifer Beals before she was on the L Word

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

1994

John Mellencamp and Me’Shell Ndegeocello dropped with the remake of the Van Morrison song “Wild Night” was 5 on the USA song charts

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

2001 – Paul Holm, the partner of Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham (May 22, 1970 – September 11, 2001), is presented with the folded American flag.

2002

Bono of U2 met with U.S. President George W. Bush to discuss giving more money towards AIDS initiatives.  Afterwards, Bono said “I’m not peddling a cause.  Seven thousand people dying per day is not a cause.  It’s an emergency.”  Bush did not increase funding.

2007

Barry Manilow cancelled his plans to appear on the TV talk show The View because he did not want to be interviewed by its conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, an abortion opponent and supporter of the Iraq war. Manilow had requested to speak only with co-hosts Joy Behar, Barbara Walters or Whoopi Goldberg, but the show’s producers refused to comply with what they called Manilow’s “completely disrespectful” demands to not speak to the host who was anti-gay.

2021

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/michael-bisping-shares-his-thoughts-on-transgender-fight-alana-mclaughlin-its-unfair-to-womens-mma/Michael Bisping shares his thoughts on transgender fight Alana McLaughlin: “It’s unfair to women’s MMA”UFC analyst Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on transgender fight Alana McLaughlin, suggesting that “it’s unfair to women’s MMA.”www.bjpenn.com

with reason for concern – for women

https://www.marca.com/en/ufc/2021/09/16/614389abe2704e2a218b4568.htmlMMA: Worldwide controversy after transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin’s big win | MarcaThe debate surrounding transgender athletes reared its head again after Alana McLaughlin's impressive win on her MMA debut.

meanwhile – those not wanting to be involved in violence

no one deserves to be assaulted – and hetero males are the crime leaders on assaults, rapes and murders

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/9/16/13-celebrities-who-came-out-bisexual-202113 Celebrities Who Came Out As Bisexual in 2021Bi visibility is increasing in Hollywood — and beyond!www.out.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/sophie-santos-memoir-takes-us-on-her-queer-path-to-the-lesbian-agenda/Sophie Santos’ Memoir Takes Us On Her Queer Path To The Lesbian AgendaNo one’s life is split into two simple chapters. Santos lets all her former eras live right next to each other in the mirror.www.autostraddle.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/16/nigeria-lesbian-amara-adeyinka-wedding/Brave Nigerian lesbian couple ‘publicly wed’ and declare their love in defiance of archaic lawsA lesbian couple has bravely tied the knot with a heartwarming post on social media despite Nigeria’s fervent anti-LGBT+ laws.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/cuba-publishes-draft-family-code-that-opens-door-gay-marriage-2021-09-15/Cuba publishes draft family code that opens door to gay marriage | ReutersCuba published a long-awaited draft of a new family code on Wednesday that would open the door to gay marriage if approved, in a move that LGBT rights activists applauded cautiously as they remained wary of whether it would actually be implemented.www.reuters.com

https://www.outsports.com/out-gay-athletes/2021/9/16/22677821/chinese-volleyball-player-sun-wenjing-gay-coming-outChinese volleyball player comes out as gay, rarity for Chinese athletes – OutsportsOut athletes are very rare in China. ‘She’s my everything,’ the volleyball player wrote in a post on a popular website.www.outsports.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 7

LGBTQ2 for September 16

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1730, Amsterdam – Navy Chief of Detectives Laurens Hospuijn (? – September 16, 1730) is executed for Sodomy in Amsterdam. He is executed by being strangled and thrown into the water with a 100-pound weight.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

on the USA song charts, at 9 ”, Elton John scored another Top 10 hit with “Honky Cat”

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

1989

Cher’s comeback song “If I Could Turn Back Time” was 7 on the USA charts

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

1992

Barbra Streisand made her first live appearance in six years at a fundraiser for the U.S. Democratic party.

1994 – At the insistence of the U.S., the United Nations suspends the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) from observer status because of allegations that ILGA’s members include groups that promote pedophilia.

Blogger Nina recalls: Of the over 100 organizations, I think 26 were pedophilia or supportive – and in Vancouver this would lead to Cindy Filipenko being fired as editor of Xtra West for calling Pink Triangle Press, the publisher out for supporting. ILGA was the first nongovernment organization to have observer status – and pedophiles are not LGBTQ2 – who are adults with consenting adults. Pedophiles are criminals – which the UN continues to have unresolved issues of aid workers exploiting children, who were often child soldiers.

1994 – Richard A. Heyman (1935 – September 16, 1994) dies. He was mayor of Key West, Florida from 1983 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989. He was one of the first openly gay public officials in the United States. Under his leadership, the City of Key West passed a resolution to make it illegal for employers to fire staff who had HIV/AIDS.Heyman died of AIDS-related pneumonia on September 16, 1994 at 59 years old. His papers are held at the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York. The Richard A. Heyman Environmental Pollution Control Facility in Key West was named in his honor. In 2010, a documentary about Richard Heyman’s first term as mayor, directed by John Mikytuck, entitled The Newcomer, was released. Heyman’s long-time partner was artist John Kiraly.

1996

Actor /dancer/screenwriter Gene Nelson died of cancer at 76.(Gentleman’s Agreement, Oklahoma!, The West Point Story, Tea for Two, Lullaby of Broadway, I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now, This Is the Army, She’s Working Her Way Through College, The Atomic Man, Apartment for Peggy)/director (The Donna Reed Show, Mod Squad, I Dream of Jeannie, Kissin’ Cousins, Harum Scarum, The Cool Ones)

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

2013 –

Israeli couple, Yuval Topper-Erez, a transman, and his husband Matan, became the first to be jointly recognized as biological fathers

Former Village People vocalist Victor Willis won a legal battle that began in 2011 to reclaim the rights to more than 30 of the Disco group’s hit songs. Willis, who portrayed a traffic cop in the band, left the group in 1979 and transferred his rights to 33 tracks, including “Y.M.C.A.” and “In the Navy”, to his publisher. After having a change of heart, he filed suit to win back ownership of the tunes.

2015

Sotheby’s announced that they would be auctioning Janis Joplin’s pearl-white 1965 Porsche 365c 1600 Cabriolet next December. Joplin drove the car, painted with a kaleidoscopic Flower Power mural, until her death in October, 1970.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for Sept 15

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932 –Ann Bannon (pseudonym of Ann Weldy, born September 15, 1932) is born. She is an American author who, from 1957 to 1962, wrote six lesbian pulp fiction novels known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. The books’ enduring popularity and impact on lesbian identity has earned her the title “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction”. Ann Bannon retired from teaching and college administration at California State University, Sacramento in 1997

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

September 15, 1962

A Chinese newspaper reports what it calls “ugly displays”, as teens have been seen dancing The Twist in Maoming Cultural Park.

1969: Gay Power, “New York’s First Homosexual Newspaper” and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Power,New York’s first gay newspaper and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Powerwas a biweekly newspaper edited by John Heys. It covered the culture and politics of the New York gay scene through a very personal vision. Each issue featured psychedelic covers and centerfolds and one of its covers was created by Robert Mapplethorpe. The newspaper also contained illustrations by Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, as well as regular contributors as Arthur Bell, Taylor Mead, Charles Ludlam, Pudgy Roberts, Bill Vehr, Pat Maxwell, Clayton Cole and regular columns from all of the active gay activists groups, from the most conservative Mattachine Society to the most radical The Gay Liberation Front, and all the other groups in between. 

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1980, Canada – A Toronto Board of Education subcommittee to look into establishing a liaison between the Board and the gay and lesbian community caves from pressure from fundamentalist Christian groups, and votes to disband. It was the committee’s very first meeting. 

1982

In southern California, Queen played the Inglewood Forum in their last U.S. concert with Freddie Mercury.

1988: ACT UP protests MoMA’s show of graphic photos of people with AIDS by celebrated photographer Nicholas Nixon, who was neither gay nor afflicted. “The artist makes people with AIDS look like freaks, like sickly, helpless ‘victims,’ in the most fatalistic sense of the word,” Michael Kimmelman writes in the New York Times.

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ became the longest running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink’s ‘Release Me’, after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.

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

1992 -Homosexuality is removed from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization.

1996: The European Parliament approves a resolution calling for an end to “all discrimination and/or inequality of treatment concerning homosexuals” in every country of the European Union.

1997

Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” tribute to Princess Diana sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day of availability in Britain and later became the biggest-selling single of all time.

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

2003

ABBA tribute acts overtook Elvis Presley impersonators in the battle of British covers singers according to a survey. The Swedish group jumped from third most tributed act in 2001 to top in 2002 with imitators like Abba Fever and Voulez Vous putting on Abba shows. Elvis dropped to number two while The Beatles dropped to three. The Performing Right Society carried out the research.

Madonna‘s children’s book “The English Roses” went on sale.

2011: The government of Australia announces new passport guidelines that will allow intersex people to select “X” as their gender identifier. Only intersex people may select X, transgender people must still select either “male” or “female”.

2021


https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/s-become-twilight-zone-rise-anti-gay-attacks-unsettle-uk-advocates-rcna2009‘It’s become the “Twilight Zone” up here’: Rise in anti-gay attacks unsettle U.K. advocatesIn the early hours of Friday, June 11, three men were assaulted and subjected to homophobic abuse near a pub in Liverpool, England, by a group of teenagers,www.nbcnews.com

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/14/doj-investigates-georgia-prisons-after-44-inmates-died-lgbt-assaulted/8331484002/DOJ investigates Georgia prisons after 44 inmates died, LGBT assaultedAssistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said the inquiry was sparked by alarming reports of prisoner-on-prisoner attacks, along with staff assaults.www.usatoday.com

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ruth-bader-ginsburg-laws-judiciary-vermont-31f461a49c2154dcf303cdd1315148b01st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearingMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden’s nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court.apnews.com

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/radio-interview-highlights-50th-anniversary-fgsslgbt-cornellRadio interview highlights 50th anniversary of FGSS/LGBT at Cornell | Cornell ChronicleProfessor Durba Ghosh, Professor in the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the 50th anniversary yearlong celebration of Cornell’s women’s studies program, now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS), as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) programs at Cornell.news.cornell.edu

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/crime-pmn/s-koreas-lack-of-anti-discrimination-laws-takes-toll-on-lgbt-youth-activists-sayS.Korea’s lack of anti-discrimination laws takes toll on LGBT youth, activists say | National PostSEOUL — South Korea’s failure to pass national laws banning discrimination is taking a toll on citizens, particularly LGBT youth, a new report said on Tuesday,…nationalpost.com

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September 15 in LGBTQ History | THE LAVENDER EFFECT®

Daily Elvis: September 15

LGBTQ2 for September 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1306, France – Philip IV orders the arrest of two Knights Templar because they exchanged an obscene kiss” that pretty much covered their entire bodies.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1934 – Katherine “Kate” Murray Millett (Sept. 14, 1934- September 5, 2017) is born. Kate was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday and Co. Her core premise was that the relationship between the sexes is political, with the definition of politics including, as she once said, “arrangements whereby one group of persons is controlled by another.” After teaching briefly at the University of North Carolina, she pursued her art career in Japan and then New York, where she took a job at Barnard College teaching English literature. In 1965 she married the Japanese sculptor Fumio Yoshimura, but she rejected many traditional ideas of marriage and eventually came out as a lesbian. Her autobiographical work Flying, published in 1974, told of the dizzying fame “Sexual Politics” had brought and her reaction to it. Sita, in 1977, dealt with her sexuality. She is survived by her spouse Sophie Keir.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female goes on sale reporting that “2 to 6% of females, aged 20-35, were more or less exclusively homosexual in experience/response.”

September 14, 1955

At Specialty Records in Los Angeles, Little Richard records his debut album, “Here’s Little Richard”. It would prove to be his highest charting LP in America, reaching #13. The collection contained two of his biggest hits, “Long Tall Sally”, which reached #6 in the US and “Jenny, Jenny”, which reached #10. Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’ 

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In New York City, Gay Activists Alliance stages the first of an orchestrated campaign of “zaps” in protest of continuing police harassment. They heckle Mayor John Lindsay as he enters the Metropolitan Opera House for its opening night gala.

1979, Canada – In Smeaton, Saskatchewan an education arbitration board orders teacher Don Jones reinstated to job from which he was fired for being gay.

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

1984

The first MTV Video Music Awards show was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd. Herbie Hancock was the night’s biggest winner with five awards, followed by Michael Jackson who won three.

David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop’s album The Idiot released in 1977.

Madonna performed “Like A Virgin” while wearing a white wedding gown at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards.

1986 – Leslie Blanchard dies from AIDS in the arms of his partner of ten year, Miguel Braschi, in New York. Braschi’s name is not on the lease of their apartment so he is not protected by rent control. In 1989 the New York Court of Appeals case Braschi v Stahl Associates Co that decided that the surviving partner of a same-sex relationship counted as “family” under New York law and was thus able to continue living in a rent controlled apartment belonging to the deceased partner. In a subsequent appeal, the court found that a “more realistic, and certainly equally valid, view of a family includes two adult lifetime partners whose relationship is long term and characterized by an emotional and financial commitment and interdependence”. Application of this standard allowed Braschi to be considered a family member and prevented his eviction from the apartment. The decision represents the first time a court in the United States granted any kind of legal recognition to a same-sex couple

1989: Seven ACT UP members infiltrate the Stock Exchange and chain themselves to the VIP balcony. Above the trading floor a banner unfurls: SELL WELLCOME. Four days later, the company lowers the price of AZT, to $6,400 per year.

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

1999: Iowa governor Tom Vilsack issues an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector.

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

2010, Israel – Israel’s Supreme Court, accepting the appeal of Jerusalem Open House, an LGBT organization, forces Jerusalem City Hall to fund the LGBT Pride Parade.

George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after he plead guilty to driving under the influence and drug possession. The incident occurred on July 4 when he crashed his car into a store.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 14

LGBTQ2 for September 13

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1931 – Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), possible intersex and the recipient of the first sex-reassignment surgery, dies. She married Gerda Gottlieb in 1904 in Denmark, a marriage that the King of Denmark invalidated in 1930 in Germany. Lili dies of post-surgical complications as her body rejects her new uterus. The film The Danish Girl is based on her story. In 1932, Man Into Woman, the Story of Lili Elbe’s Life is published.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 13, 1955

Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.

1958

Sexuality Ambiguous and continued to be undeclared in 2021: Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his Elvis inspired sideburns, which he did. 

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

1960

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975, Canada – A large gay rights march sponsored by Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario calls for reinstatement of John Damien who had been fired as a judge for the Ontario Jockey Club because he was gay. Protestors call for the inclusion of sexual orientation in human rights code.  

1977 – 

Soap premieres on ABC with then unknown Billy Crystal playing Jodie Dallas, one of TV’s first prominent and sympathetic gay characters. His character’s initial plot involved an almost sex change for his in the closet football boyfriend, main plots were being chased by women who could not accept his gayness, confronting a cult, trying to adopt his own daughter, having a lesbian roommate and ending with the character thinking he was an elderly Jewish man instead of the gay character in the pilot. The show was a spoof and included aliens and the afterlife, SOAP concluded on the spin off Benson.

September 13, 1979

ABBA ventured to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time (and only time) in their career, opening up at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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

1980

Queen moved from 23 to 9 with “Another One Bites The Dust” on the USA song charts with  The Game LP being 4.

 On the USA LP Charter, at 10 the “Xanadu” Soundtrack.

1982

RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” was to begin.

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

1991

Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

1995, Canada –The Celluloid Closet premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. It  is a 1995 American documentary film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo‘s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexual and transgender characters. The film was given a limited release in select US theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on HBO.

1996 – The U.S. Congress defeats a bill that would ban employment discrimination against lesbians and gay men: by ONE vote.

1997: The newly crowned Miss America, Kate Shindle, vows to dedicate her term to youth HIV prevention. When schools rein her in, she later tells Poz magazine, “Sometimes I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.”

Elton John’s single “Candle in the Wind 1997” was released in the U.K., adn became the biggest selling single ever.

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

2001 – On Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, Jerry Falwell WRONGLY says feminists and gays and lesbians were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

2004, Australia – The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom declares war on the Australian government for its failure to recognize same-sex marriages. They form a micro-nation and, under the Unjust Enrichment law, demand territorial compensation. While there was no military action, it did cement the Kingdom’s assertion that they exist as an independent country. The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea – for example on postage stamps) was established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, it was founded on Australia’s external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. It is an expression of queer nationalism.

2010: 

Chief of the Defense Force of Australia Angus Houston issues an order lifting the ban on transgender personnel.

George Michael was sent to jail for eight weeks after being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis in Hampstead, north London last July. He smiled in disbelief as the sentence was passed and he was led away to the cells.

2021

Blogger Nina Notes: if not for religion, eh..

Spong made headlines as the bishop of the Diocese of Newark, where he served for more than two decades and in 1989 ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church. He would later go on to ordain about three dozen LBGTQ clergy in the diocese by the time he retired, Religion News Service reported in 2013.

He also championed women clergy, making sure that any church in his diocese that was searching for a new priest interviewed at least one woman candidate, said Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.

That put him lightyears ahead of leaders in the Episcopal Church, said Perry.

https://religionnews.com/2021/09/12/bishop-john-shelby-spong-firebrand-cleric-who-championed-lgbtq-inclusion-in-the-episcopal-church-has-died/Bishop John Shelby Spong, firebrand who championed LGBTQ inclusion, has died(RNS) — Spong made headlines when he ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church.religionnews.com

meanwhile, because of religion:

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/12/oas-commission-calls-for-venezuela-to-protect-lgbtq-rights/Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rightsCountry remains embroiled in political, economic crisiswww.losangelesblade.com

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210913000758[Us and Them] ‘We are here,’ say LGBT Koreans — but so is the hateFrom the most mundane of activities to larger goals such as being widely accepted by society, the lives of sexual minorities in South Korea are fraught with difficulties. “I don’t go to a hospital unless it is known as being queer-friendly. Usually I just don’t go to hospitals,” said Jung-hyun, who is currently transitioning to male. Jung-hyun, a pseudonym, says the mismatch between his male …www.koreaherald.com

https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2021/09/12/u-lds-apostle-byu-address-lgbt-community/?unapproved=119304&moderation-hash=4d51415a069856532343461426aa78e4#comment-119304U Community Reacts to LDS Apostle BYU Address Concerning LGBT Community – The Daily Utah Chronicle  On Aug. 23, 2021, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a speech around 67 miles south of the University of Utah at Brigham Young University, highlighting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ stance on the LGBTQ+ community. Holland, one of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, quoted a speech given by Elder…dailyutahchronicle.com

https://www.projectq.us/five-frontrunners-for-atlanta-mayor-talk-lgbtq-issues/Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues | Project Q AtlantaWith less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city through 2026 — and possibly 2030. From a whopping 14 candidates, five have emerged from the scrum to lead the race to replace Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Project Q has asked the frontrunners […]www.projectq.us

and because of religion, instead of having lives, we had to fight to have rights to have lives

https://www.dailyuw.com/arts_and_culture/galleries_museums/article_08dc9280-1456-11ec-88e9-27cef2707bbe.htmlSaying goodbye to ‘Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBT Movement’ at MoPopSeattle has had a long and rich history in LGBTQIA+ activism. According to the LGBTQ Activism in Seattle Project created by The Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project andwww.dailyuw.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/13/poll-57-of-americans-back-bipartisan-deal-on-lgbtq-rights-religious-liberty/Poll: 57% of Americans back bipartisan deal on LGBTQ rights, religious libertyPlurality want Congress, not courts, to resolve issuewww.washingtonblade.com

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/09/13/love-is-love-three-lgbtq-friendly-series-to-warm-your-heart/Love is love: three LGBTQ friendly series to warm your heart | Cyprus MailBy Constantinos Psillides Last week Netflix dropped its long-awaited LGBTQ-oriented animation series Q-Force, telling the story of a super-spy who revealed that he was gay during his graduation speech. As a result, he is relegated to a team of other misfit queer characters but stumbles upon a global conspiracy and…cyprus-mail.com

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