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LGBTQ2 for November 30

BCE to The Suffragettes

1624 – in the Virginia Colony, Richard Cornish was hanged for sodomy for allegedly making advances on an indentured servant, William Couse. His conviction and execution, angrily contested by his brother and others, is the first to be recorded in the American colonies. In 1993 the William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni created the Richard Cornish Endowment Fund for Gay and Lesbian Resource

1900, UK – Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) dies. He was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde was initially buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux outside Paris; in 1909 his remains were disinterred and transferred to Père Lachaise Cemetery. In 2017, with the coming into force of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, Wilde was among an estimated 50,000 men who were pardoned for his offence of homosexuality , as it was no longer a crime in the UK

11-30-1924 – 10-25-2006   Elliott R. Blackstone – Born in Chinook, Montana. In 1949, he became a San Francisco police officer. He was a pioneer in what is now called community policing. In 1962, he was designated as the department’s first liaison officer with the LGBT community. Blackstone, a straight man, became a staunch supporter of the gay community and worked within the police department to change policy and procedures directed against the LGBT community, such as 

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entrapment of gay men in public restrooms. Blackstone worked with the Mattachine Society, Daughters of Bilitis, the Vanguard gay youth group, and other LGBT organizations. He even took up a collection at his church to buy hormones for transgender people, at a time when health clinics would not provide them. At his retirement dinner in 1975, he was recognized by LGBT community leaders for his advocacy and support. Blackstone was featured in the 2005 film Screaming Queens, a documentary about the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot. At the premiere at the Castro Theater, Blackstone received a standing ovation. An audience member asked why, as a straight man, he had worked so hard on behalf of LGBT rights. He said, “Because my religion teaches me to love everybody.” In 2006, Blackstone died of a stroke.

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

11-30-1965 Ryan Patrick Murphy – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. Murphy is best known for creating/producing a number of 


television series including Popular (1999-2001), Nip/Tuck (2003-2010), Glee (2009-2015), American Horror Story (2011-present), The New Normal (2012-2013), Scream Queens (2015-present). and American Crime Story (2016-present). Murphy has been married to photographer David Miller since July 2012. The couple has two children. In October 2015, Murphy received the Award of Inspiration from the Foundation for AIDS Research for his contributions to TV and film as well as his work in the fight against AIDS.

November 30, 1969

The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida. Also appearing, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Elton John’s Greatest Hits moved from #47 to #1 on the Album chart.  That bumped the Rolling Stones album It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll from the top after just one week.

1977: Gay playwright Terence Rattigan, known for The Winslow Boy (1946), The Browning Version (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1952), dies in Bermuda at the age of 66.

1978 – Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom; born November 30, 1978) is born. He is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, actor, author, politician and activist. Aiken was the 2014 Democratic nominee in the North Carolina 2nd congressional district election. After several years of public speculation, Aiken came out as gay in a September 2008 interview with People magazine. In April 2009, Aiken was honored by the Family Equality Council advocacy group at its annual benefit dinner in New York City.

1978 – San Francisco Examiner Headline is “THE CITY WEEPS,” following and regarding the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

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


Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’m Your Man’, the duo’s third UK No.1, a No.3 hit in the US.

Wham!  had the #1 song in the U.K. with “I’m Your Man”.

1988 – National League Baseball president Bart Giamatti fires umpire Dave Pallone (born October 5, 1951) for being gay. Pallone is a former Baseball umpire who worked in the National League from 1979 to 1988. During Pallone’s career, he wore uniform number 26. He was “outed” in a New York Post article later in the year. Pallone later wrote his autobiography, Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball, which became New York Times best-seller, and has been republished as an e-book. Pallone now does diversity training for corporations, colleges, universities and athletes with the NCAA. Pallone was part of the first class of inductees to The National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

1989 – Columbus Ohio mayor Dana Rinehart signs a hate crimes bill which includes the term sexual orientation. Rinehart had asked the city council to remove the term sexual orientation, saying that it’s vague and does not belong in the ordinance. The council refused.

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

11-30-1992   Nats Getty (Natalia Williams) – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is an American model, 

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socialite, designer, artist, and LGBT rights activist. She is the granddaughter of Sir John Paul Getty and uses her mother’s surname professionally. Her brother is fashion designer August Getty, who is gay. She, along with her mother and brother, have provided new infrastructures for the Los Angeles LGBT center and works closely with GLAAD. Getty is openly lesbian and as of March 2018, she is engaged to Canadian socialite Gigi Lazzarato. 

1993 – President Bill Clinton signs a military policy directive that prohibits openly gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the military, but also prohibits the harassment of “closeted” homosexuals. The policy is known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” It was repealed on September 20, 2011.

1995 – The first US. government-sponsored advertising targeting gay men debuts on the eve of World AIDS Day when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases a public service television announcement cautioning men to have “smart sex.”

November 1995 – The Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act goes into effect as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The law allows a judge to impose harsher sentences if there is evidence showing that a victim was selected because of the “actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person.”


Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams hooked up for a fast-rising song–“I Finally Found Someone”, up from 28 to 11.


Billboard magazine announced that the Hot 100 chart would now take airplay into consideration as well as sales.

Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London’s Albert Hall performing ‘It’s A Sin’ with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.

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

2006 – South Africa is the first African country to legalize same-sex marriage.



Sinead O’Connor was receiving medical treatment after a message about her taking an overdose was posted on her Facebook page. “I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect,” the post read. The Irish singer was found safely in Dublin by Police.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women


Clothing has been regulated in law in every nation.

Like Hair length – is it one of those every decade of fashion fights between youth, the middle aged and the elderly

having uniforms and allowing customization, improves school morale and gives a belonging along with some individuality as balance.

School Uniforms matter more to demonstrate who does and does not belong on school property – to reduce brand name clothes peer pressure.

focus on keep out the drug dealers, kidnapper/predators and random people who shoot up schools from off the street

along with the internal school people to avoid bullying and in school shooters

heterosexual women also wear pants.. many cultures have skirts for men – Scotland and Turkey…

and for trans: clothes are not your gender – clothes are a personality expression. Uniforms: Japanese Schools Move to Make Allowances for LGBTQ Students | Nippon.comRecently in Japanese schools, there has been a movement toward offering students the freedom to choose gender-free

Najimy then chimed in, saying, about Coolidge, “The gays have good taste.” “They really do,” said Coolige. Coolidge on why she’s always attracted gay fansThe legendary comedian stars in Netflix’s new queer holiday movie, Single All The and social justice practitioner advocates for Baltimore’s Black gay and bisexual community – Baltimore SunDurryle Brooks’ talks on love and power have been part of training programs for Maryland prosecutors, attorneys, social workers and case managers who work in the field of abuse men earn degrees at highest rate in the U.S.Roughly 52 percent of gay men in the U.S. have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 36 percent of all adults. Their academic achievement shows resilience in the face of Was Futile For Jonathan Del Arco, Playing This Gay SvengaliAfter playing a Borg on “Star Trek,” Jonathan Del Arco stars in a new film as a gay painter whose casual encounter with a younger man turns into something more than they bargained

from the article:
Over the last several decades, the U.S. has been hemorrhaging queer female spaces. In the 1980s, over 200 lesbian-identified bars were scattered around the country. Today, only 21 are, according to the fundraising and advocacy initiative Lesbian Bar Project.

But while lesbian bars are disappearing, that need for safe community spaces is not. Queer women remain vulnerable

Nina Notes: yes, lesbians are being called queer women and erased as well as losing specific spaces Bars Are Disappearing. Gossip Grill Paves a Way to Survive | Bon AppétitThe San Diego bar has thrived for 12 years as the national number of lesbian bars has dwindled to’s parliament approves referendum on LGBT issuesBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call… being booted from Missouri Capitol, LGBTQ history exhibit headed to St. Louis • Missouri IndependentNearly three months after being removed from the Missouri Capitol, an LGTBQ-history exhibit will now be on display in St. LGBT movement leader Janaína Dutra gets honor from Google | OtherRead more about Brazilian LGBT movement leader Janaína Dutra gets honor from Google on LGBTQ & two-spirit Native American people who are making the world a better place / LGBTQ NationThere are so many Native American LGBTQ and two-spirit activists, writers, politicians, and performers changing the world. Here are five you should know… bill doesn’t criminalise intersex — Sam GeorgeSamuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and lead Sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has refuted claims that the Bill intends to criminalise intersex

“Ending the HIV epidemic is within our reach, and we are committed to finishing this work,” Biden said. “On World AIDS Day, we rededicate ourselves to building on the progress of the last 4 decades; upholding and advancing human rights; supporting research, science, and data-driven solutions; expanding access to housing, education, and economic empowerment; and fighting stigma and discrimination. No one living with HIV should suffer the undeserved guilt and prejudice that too many continue to experience.”

Biden, as the world recognizes World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, enumerates LGBTQ people as survivors in a paragraph acknowledging the coronavirus pandemic has presented new obstacles in efforts to beat HIV/AIDS. recognizes LGBTQ survivors in World AIDS Day statementIn contrast, Trump consistently omitted sexual

Richard Dawkins tweeted a request to his followers, asking them to sign on to a declaration by UK-based anti-transgender advocacy group the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC).

the article does not consider women’s rights at all and fails to connect gay and lesbian rights are being undermined by trans – who claim to be the most murdered and raped while then name calling those who do not date them and promoting rape culture by calling others genitally fixated while denying informed consent – and really sexually harassing every demographic by causing a public debate about trans genitals and where they do and do not belong

just dismiss any thing that is not pro trans as if others are not oppressed, marginalized, raped and murdered… Richard Dawkins Swings to Anti-Trans Right in Grasp at Broader Intellectual Relevance | Religion DispatchesYesterday, Richard Dawkins tweeted a request to his followers, asking them to sign on to a declaration by UK-based anti-transgender advocacy group the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC).

Best known among anti-transgender circles for their proposed re-writing of the 1981 Convention on the

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

THIS DAY IN LGBT HISTORY – NOVEMBER 30 | Ronni Sanlo › this-day-in-lgbt-history-novem…Nov 30, 2019 — 1995 – The first US. government-sponsored advertising targeting gay men debuts on the eve of World AIDS Day when the Centers for Disease Control …

The Lavender Effect : events page and people page

CNN 2015 article

Our Daily Elvis


LGBTQ2 for November 29

BCE to The Suffragettes

1628 – John Felton (c. 1595 – 29 November 1628) is hanged. He was a lieutenant in the English Army who killed George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (28 August 1592 – 23 August 1628), and most probably the lover of King James I, in the Greyhound Pub of Portsmouth on August 23, 1628. Villiers was the last in a succession of handsome young favorites on whom the king lavished affection and patronage, although the personal relationship between the two has been much debated.

1915 – Jazz great Billy Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) is born. Planet Out says, “Although Billy Strayhorn was considered by many to be Duke Ellington’s musical superior, his refusal to stay in the closet forced him to take a back seat. Central to the jazz movement, Strayhorn infused his compositions with complex harmonies and plenty of soul. His willful obscurity brought him much pain, but it also served to fuel his creativity and boundless talent.” He was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. His compositions include “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Chelsea Bridge”, “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing”, and “Lush Life”. Strayhorn was openly gay. His first partner was African-American musician Aaron Bridgers (January 10, 1918 – November 3, 2003), who was an African-American jazz pianist who moved to Paris, in 1947. He and Strayhorn were lovers from 1939 until Bridgers’ move to France.


1933: Close to bankruptcy after repeated Nazi raids and seizures of his publications and property, Adolf Brand (14 November 1874 – 2 February 1945) writes a letter to the Sexicology Society in London announcing the end of the Homophile movement he has led. He died in an Allied bombing raid in 1945. Adolf Brand, who began publishing one of the earliest gay publications in Berlin, said he was unable to continue. Nazi raids and seizures had left him financially ruined. Brand was a German writer, individualist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality.

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


The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #1 on the U.K. Album chart, followed by the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins”

11-29-1968 Jonathan Knight – Born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an American singer. He was part of the group New Kids On 


The Block. In 2011 he stated, “I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay. Apparently, the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption ‘I am gay’. I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected!” Knight has been in a relationship with Harley Rodriquez since 2008. The two participated in the 26th season of the reality show The Amazing Race, which aired on CBS in early 2015, where they placed 9th.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


 Elton John scored his 13th Top 10 and seventh in a row with “Island Girl”, which was at #3, and  Natalie Cole with her first hit “This Will Be” at 8

11-29-1979 Simon Amstell – Born in Gants Hill, London, UK. He is an English comedian, TV presenter, screenwriter, and actor. He is openly gay and Jewish, which occasionally figures in his work. He is best known for his roles as the former co-host of Popworld, and host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He was also co-writer and star of the sitcom Grandma’s House, commissioned by BBC2. In 2014 he went on tour, titled To Be Free.

1979, Canada – A Quebec Superior Court judge rules that the Montreal Catholic School Commission did not have justifiable grounds to refuse to rent space to gay rights group ADGQ and therefore was not exempt from the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. The ruling overturns the province’s human rights commission’s second opinion in 1978 and becomes the first legal victory against discrimination since adoption of the gay rights clause in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the Constitution in December 1977.

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


ABBA scored their ninth and last UK No.1 single with ‘Super Trouper’, the group’s 25th Top 40 hit in the UK. The name “Super Trouper” referred to the gigantic spotlights used in stadium concerts.

Barbra Streisand was still at 2 after owning the previous #1–“Woman In Love”,  while Queen was still at #4 with “Another One Bites The Dust

Guilty by Barbra Streisand remained second on the USA lp charts and at 5 The Game by Queen.


Actress Natalie Wood drowned at age 43. (West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, Brainstorm, Miracle on 34th Street, Gypsy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Great Race, Sex and the Single Girl, Penelope, Inside Daisy Clover, The Candidate, Love with a Proper Stranger). The case has been reopened decades later with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken the persons to question.

1984: West Hollywood, the first city in the U.S. to have a city council with a majority of LGBTQ members, is incorporated in Los Angeles County. Less than a month after being established as a city, West Hollywood approves a gay rights ordinance.


Band Aid released the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas”,


 The Human League dropped with “Human” while Madonna peaked at 3 with “True Blue

1989 – Randy Kraft, a serial killer who murdered at least 61 gay young men, is sentenced to death in California. He was arrested in 1983 and remains in a California prison waiting for his sentence to be carried out.

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

1990 – Pres. G.H.W. Bush Signs an Immigration Bill Ending the Gay Ban


Whitney Houston pulled out of a concert sponsored by the Moonies two hours before she was due on stage after finding out the event was a mass wedding for over 1,000 Moonie couple’s. The religious group said they had no intention of suing providing the singer returned the $1m fee she had received.

Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love was the #1 album in the U.K.

‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.

Higher Ground from Barbra Streisand debuted as the #1 album, her eighth #1 and 25th Top 10.  The best of the other new entries in the Top 10 was Yourself or Someone Like You from Matchbox 20.

Elton John held on to #1 for the eighth straight week with “Candle In The Wind 1997”.

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


Beyonce, Bono of U2, Peter Gabriel, the Eurythmics, the Corrs, Jimmy Cliff and the surviving members of Queen performed at a concert at Greenpoint Stadium to raise awareness of AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa.

2004: Without comment, the Supreme Court of the United States refuses to hear arguments appealing the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that same-sex marriage must be allowed in that state, in essence letting the ruling stand.


Uruguay becomes the first Latin American country to pass a national civil union law.

Viet Nam – First same-sex wedding in Hanoi between two men takes place though it is not legally recognized. The grooms, Dinh Cong Khanh and Nguyen Thai Nguyen, now live in Canada

Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards. The black-and-white film, which featured The Killers, David Bowie and New Order on the soundtrack, was shot for just £3m.

Morrissey was set to sue UK music weekly the NME after it failed to apologise for an article focusing on his views on immigration. The magazine had criticised the 48 year old singer and former Smiths star for allegedly telling a reporter Britain had lost its identity due to high levels of immigration.

Human Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

religion is all about bigotry – who is in the “good group” and who is out – and religion is why people were illegal or property

the right to an idea is a good idea, but the contents of the idea matter Tyranny of the LGBT Community – The Media LineAn alarming debate is taking place in Australia […] Community Forced Into Sex Work As Taliban Rule SolidifiesAs the Taliban’s rule solidifies across Afghanistan, members of the LGBTQ+ community are being forced into sex Zoom latkes to a sold-out drag show: How the queer Jewish community is celebrating its second pandemic Hanukkah | The StarLGBTQ+ at the J, a community building program from the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, is promoting the most queer-centred Hanukkah events since …

Lesbians lost a role model…. and get bashed for being upset.

interesting how this is a soft porn thirst trap

but if Ellen, exposed nipples would result in the platform removing the image Page’s new Instagram thirst trap has Twitter drooling / LGBTQ NationThe actor’s shirtless selfie has everyone talking about how jacked he is now… this cheese lesbian? How a feta at S.F.’s Rainbow Grocery turned into an unlikely queer iconLesbian feta at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative has a bright sheep’s milk tang and an… officer that has endured anti-gay discrimination & was almost raped is suing / LGBTQ Nation“They torture my soul. I’m being persecuted for who I am when I serve with dignity, honor and respect…. I’m treated like trash,” the officer said…

Compulsory Heterosexuality… living one’s life in private vs public outing as a public figure one thing, and regular unfamous person another…. Men’s Delayed “Coming Out” Stories“I realized I could still give my beautiful wife of 17 amazing years the life she deserved, with a man that wasn’t living a divided life.”

coming out was how we got rights and reduced the social marginalization..

what’s the point of playing nice with toxic families? Behar called out for telling gay people to “just come out” at Thanksgiving / LGBTQ Nation“Just come out! See what happens,” The View’s Joy Behar told LGBTQ people in her audience for Thanksgiving. Was that “irresponsible…

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for November 28

LGBTQ2 for November

BCE to The Suffragettes

1862, Germany –Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895), , a pioneer of the early LGBT civil rights movement, writes a letter to his family reconciling his spirituality and his sexuality. He wrote, “Good God has given me love oriented towards men. Asking Him to change that would be extremely anti-Christian.” Ulrichs was a German writer who is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement.

11-28-1898 – 01-21-1993 Lotte Laserstein – Born in Preussisch Holland, German Empire (now Paslęk, Poland) into a Jewish family (her father was half Jewish). 

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She was a German-Swedish painter and portraitist. She studied at the Berlin Academy of Arts and won the school’s highest honors. With the rise of the Nazis, in 1933, she was profiled as “a 3/4 Jew” and prohibited from exhibiting her work and was fired from her position on the executive committee of the National Arts Association. By 1937, things became so difficult for her that she moved to Sweden. She was successful in getting her sister out of Germany, but her mother died in Ravensbrück concentration camp (her father had already died). In 1938, she married a Swedish man, Sven Marcus, in order to obtain her Swedish citizenship. The couple never lived together as husband and wife since Laserstein was a lesbian, but they remained friends throughout their lives. In 2003 an exhibit of Laserstein’s work was held in Berlin. An exhibition catalog was written by Anna-Carola Krausse titled, Lotte Laserstein: My Only Reality. It was published in English in October 2004.

11-28-1928 – 07-30-2002 A.E. Dyson (Tony Dyson) – Born in Paddington, London, England. He was a British literary critic, university lecturer, educational activist, and gay 

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rights campaigner. In 1958, he formed the Homosexual Law Reform Society (HLRS) to repeal the law regarding homosexuality (The law was repealed in 1967). It was during this time that Dyson met Cliff Tucker, a senior executive at British Petroleum, a Labor Party councilor and a magistrate. They lived together for 35 years until Tucker’s death in 1993. Dyson followed Tucker’s final wishes and bequeathed the proceeds of their Hampstead home to Tucker’s alma mater, the University of Wales, Lampeter. As a result, there is now a scholarship and lecture theatre which is named after Tucker and a Fellowship in Poetry named for Dyson. In July 2002, Dyson died from leukemia.

1932 – Margaret “Midge” Costanza (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010) was an AmericanPresidential advisorsocial and political activist. A lifelong champion of gay and women’s rights, she was known for her wit, outspoken manner and commitment to her convictions.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


The MGM movie musical “Meet Me in St. Louis,” starring Judy Garland opened in New York.

 1944 – Rita Mae Brown (born 28 November 1944), is born. She is an American writer, activist, and feminist, best known for her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter. Starting in 1973, Brown lived in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. In 1978, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where she lived briefly with American author, screenwriter and actor, Fannie Flagg (born September 21, 1944), whom she met at a party hosted by Marlo Thomas. They later broke up due to, according to Brown, “generational differences.” In 1979 Brown met and fell in love with tennis champion Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956). In 1980 they bought a horse farm in Charlottesville where they lived together until their breakup over Navratilova’s then concern that coming out would hurt her application for US citizenship. Brown still lives on the estate in Charlottesville.

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1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

November 28, 1954

Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Let’s Have Another Party.’ Atwell was the first black artist to reach No.1 in the UK and the first black artist to sell a million records.

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


People by newcomer Barbra Streisand was the #1 album for a fifth week on the USA charts, The Great Songs From “My Fair Lady” and other Broadway Hits by Andy Williams was seventh and Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong cracked the Top 10.

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11-28-1969   Colman Domingo – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an American actor, playwright, television and stage director. He received an Obie Award in 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange and was later in the film version directed by Spike Lee. He starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest-running revival on Broadway. Domingo had a recurring role on AMC’s zombie series, Fear the Walking Dead. He also directed an episode in Season 4. At the age of 22, Domingo came out to his mother, Edith, while she was visiting him in San Francisco. The two ended up drinking in a gay bar. He also came out to his brother, who took it all in stride. Domingo said in an interview with Metro UK, “It’s an experience I’d like to add to the chorus, that these blue-collar, macho men, like my older brother, had the capacity to say: ‘I don’t care, I love you anyway.’ There are young kids thinking: ‘I’ll never come out because it’s too hard in our communities.’ But I’m saying maybe your story can be similar to mine.”  His one-man autobiographical play, A Boy and His Soul, about a young black inner-city gay boy and his complex family, won a GLADD Award for New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway, and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

November 28, 1974Elton John was joined on stage by John Lennon at Elton’s Madison Square Garden concert. They performed three numbers together, “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “I Saw Her Standing There”. Lennon had promised the flamboyant rocker that he would make a stage appearance with him if his “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” became a #1 hit, which it did two weeks earlier.  It would be Lennon’s last ever concert appearance, and that same night, Lennon and his estranged wife Yoko Ono reconciled backstage after being separated for a year.

1977 – Aspen becomes the first city in Colorado to pass a gay rights ordinance.

1978 – San Francisco Examiner Headline is “THE CITY WEEPS,” following the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

11-28-1978 Siri Hall Arnøy – Place of birth unknown. She is a 


former Norwegian politician. Arnøy was a member of Parliament from 2001 to 2005. From October 2005 to January 2006, she was the political advisor for the Minister of Finance and a deputy representative for the term 2005 – 2009. She is openly lesbian. In 2012, she earned a Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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

1980 – The National Coalition of Black Gays holds its second national conference in Philadelphia


Barry Manilow took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The Old Songs”.

11-28-1983 Rostam Batmanglij – Place of birth unknown. He grew up in Washington D.C. His parents are both Iranian and 


arrived in D.C. in 1983. He is an American songwriter, musician, producer and is a multi-instrumentalist. He was with the group Vampire Weekend and electro-soul group Discovery. He is openly gay and talked about his sexual orientation in the magazine Out. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).

11-28-1983 Omar Sharif Jr. – Born in Montreal, Canada to a 


Jewish mother and Muslim father. He is a model, writer, and activist. He is the grandson of Omar Sharif. He received international attention from his ads for Calvin Klein and Coca Cola. In 2013, shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood was elected to parliament in Egypt, Omar published an open letter in The Advocate, in which he came out as gay and half-Jewish and questioned the new Egyptian government’s commitment to basic human rights and diversity. He is the first public personality to come out as openly gay in the Arab world. He faced an onslaught of condemnation, criticism, and threats of violence. Omar was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). From 2013 to 2015, Omar served as Eastern National Spokesperson for GLADD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Omar stated, “My grandfather didn’t care that I’m gay. Before anything, in the eyes of my grandparents, I was a grandson.”

11-28-1983 Tyler Glenn – Born in Temecula, California. Glenn was raised a Mormon. He is an American vocalist and 


keyboardist for the American alternative rock band Neon Trees. He came out as gay in the March 24, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He discussed keeping his sexuality a secret throughout his life. Glenn says he’s known he was gay since he was a child. In 2014, he was featured as lead vocalist on Born to Run, a song on Afrojack’s debut studio album, Forget the World.


Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U” became the fourth single from the album “Purple Rain.”

11-28-1986   Daniel Mallory Ortberg – Place of birth unknown. He grew up in northern Illinois and then in San Francisco. His parents are evangelical 

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Christian pastors. Ortberg is an American author, editor, and co-founder of the feminist site The Toast. His books include Texts from Jane Eyre (2014) and The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror (2018). Ortberg identifies as queer and in February 2018, has come out as transgender. In November 2018, he and partner Grace Lavery, Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley, announced their engagement. (Photo courtesy of kellywritershouse CC 2.0)


David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.

on the USA charts,  songs: George Michael and the title track from Faith was #6

LPS: The “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack was still perched at #1 on the Album chart and Whitney, the second album from Whitney Houston at #8

1988 – A Dallas judge sentences the killer of two gay men to 30 years in prison instead of a life sentence because, as he later tells the Dallas Times Herald, “I don’t much care for queers cruising the streets.” The Dallas Gay Alliance joins political leaders across the country in protesting the judge’s decision.

1989 – A judge in Texas was censured for giving a light sentence to a teenager who murdered two gay men. He explained the sentence by saying that he couldn’t give a life sentence to a teenage boy “just because he killed a couple of homosexuals.” 


Prince‘s song “Scandalous,” from the Batman Soundtrack, was released.

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


Celine Dion had the fastest mover as her great song “Love Can Move Mountains” advanced from 95 to 65.

Whitney Houston moved from #12 to #1 on this date, the third-highest leap to the top of the Rock Era, for the first week at #1 with “I Will Always Love You”.


Whitney Houston’s ““I Will Always Love You” reached #1 R&B for eleven weeks and #1 pop for fourteen weeks, a single from the soundtrack for the movie The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner, Houston’s costar in The Bodyguard, suggested she record it. It would become her biggest hit.

1998 – In Allston, Massachusetts, transgender woman of color Rita Hester (30 November 1963 – 28 November 1998) is murdered. The ensuing candlelight vigil a few days later was attended by 250 people and inspired the Transgender Day of Remembrance, observed each November 20th worldwide.

Visit GLAAD Transgender Day of Remembrance for more information.

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


David Bowie was crowned the musician’s musician. Bowie beat The Beatles and alternative rockers Radiohead in a survey by the NME that asked hundreds of top rock and pop stars to name their biggest musical influence.

About nine million people watched a Madonna concert over the Internet. The 29-minute, six-song event was performed at London’s Brixton Acedemy in front of about 2,800 people. According to the show set a record for such events.


Elton John sets a new record for hosting the most concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he plays his 53rd gig there. That feat breaks the previous record set by The Grateful Dead. He has since gone on to add to the record with shows like “Elton 60,” which celebrated his 60th birthday.


Billy Joel and Elton John had a concert grudge match into 2015:

Billy Joel Bests Elton John, Sets New Record At MSG | Billboard


okay men are also sexually harassed – and who is the primary harassor? other men or women ? the article does not say

and the primary victims of sexual harassment are women

and the issue is not a women’s issue –

the primary issue is with men’s behaviour. 40 per cent of military sexual misconduct class action claims are from men: Eyre – National | Globalnews.caGen. Wayne Eyre said fixing the military’s culture is vital because the world is “probably more dangerous now than it has been since the end of the Cold War.”

Ex gays” are queer adults who tried religion as a cure ,and religion is not a cure for sexual orientation

religion is why sexual orientation remains controversial

trans and de trans is a deeper internalized self loathing owing to social messaging.

there are “Ex-Ex-Gays” who return to queerness after not accepting themselves..

so person to trans to de trans… movement debunked: former leader Ky Schevers on why the anti-trans group is like the ex-gays.“It’s very similar to ex-gay communities,” she now says. “No one really changes.”

there needs to be a trans sports category – this is why hetero women’s rights and gay/lesbian rights are in conflict with trans

if there are more than two genders, then stop putting everyone not hetero male under women on Idaho’s transgender athlete ban faces new challengesIdaho’s law that bars transgender women and girls from competing on collegiate and K-12 women’s and girls’ sports teams, hasn’t been active for over a year. Now, the law’s

it is homophobic of trans to bash on gay men and lesbians for not dating them, being bothered by same gender dating and insisting on reverse gender role compulsory heterosexuality

it is not transphobic to not date a trans person, not attracted to is not the same as bigotry

and bisexuals vs pansexuals is a bizarre battle as well.

trans and pans do not get to invalidate lesbians, bisexuals, gay men and heterosexuals.

think of the children – who need to be protected from adults Liberals to reintroduce bill banning gay conversion therapy for adults | CP24.comThe federal government is set to table a new bill to ban conversion therapy on Monday, which if passed would outlaw practices that seek to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender gay composer & Broadway genius Stephen Sondheim passes at 91 / LGBTQ NationFrom “West Side Story” to “Sweeney Todd” and everything in between, the public searches hopelessly for words that encapsulate the incomparable creative…’s only gay men’s chorus is performing live again after 2 years | CBC NewsHalifax’s only gay men’s chorus is performing live again after two years and after already selling 1,200 tickets, they say, it’s clear, people in HRM are ready and eager for more queer Beatriz: ‘Bisexuals are so often presented to be super promiscuous’ | The IndependentThe ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ actor has hung up her handcuffs to play a magical teen in new animation ‘Encanto’. She talks to Annabel Nugent about queering telly, her struggle with typecasting and playing the Disney princess she never saw herself to be when growing is shorthand for lesbian, homosexual and transgender. The “LGB” in this term relates to intimate orientation. – AdotasLGBT is shorthand for lesbian, homosexual and transgender. The “LGB” in this term relates to intimate orientation. Sexual positioning means a typically enduring design of mental, romantic and/or sexual tourist attractions of men to lady or females to males (heterosexual), of women to people or people to males (homosexual), or by women or men to … Says Citizens Abuse LGBTI PeopleCentral African state’s government made comment this week after Human Rights Watch reported degrading treatment of LGBTI people and called on Cameroon to hold perpetrators to Unite for LGBT Rights in ThailandA foreign correspondent asked me earlier this week why it’s taking so long to achieve same sex marriage in Thailand and why we are not yet’s Michael Failla became a lifeline for LGBTQ people in the Middle East – CNNThe callers reach out to him in their darkest moments — sometimes when they’re contemplating suicide — and Michael Failla always answers. He’s devoted his life to helping LGBQT people facing persecution in their home Acceptance Project launches online resource to help LGBTQ youthFirst of Its kind online resource for LGBTQ+ youth & families to help decrease isolation, family rejection & mental health

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BCE to The Suffragettes

111, Italy – Antinous (November 27, 111 – 30 October 130) is born in Bithynia. The Roman Emperor Hadrian (76-138 CE)  was smitten with the 15 year old boy  at first glance. From that time on Antinous never left the emperor’s side. On a trip to Egypt he drowned in the Nile. Some say it was because of a prophecy that had declared the Hadrian would die unless a sacrifice were made to the river.

 It’s been suggested that he drown accidentally or that he was an intentional human sacrifice. After his death, he was deified and worshiped in the Greco-Roman world. Hadrian founded the city of Antinopolis close to where Antinous died and started games in commemoration of Antinous that took place both in Athens and Antinopolis. He became associated with homosexuality in Western culture, appearing in the work of Oscar Wilde and the Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa.


1700 – A new law concerning sodomy passes in the Pennsylvania assembly. If committed by a white man, sodomy was punishable by life in prison and, at the discretion of the judge, a whipping every three months for the first year. If married, the man was castrated and his wife was granted a divorce. If committed by a black man, the punishment for sodomy was death.

1784, UK – The UK Morning Herald newspaper publishes the rumor that the famous novelist William Beckford  (1 October 1760 – 2 May 1844) was sleeping with William “Kitty” Courtney (c. 1768 – 26 May 1835), the 9th Earl of Devon, calling the two men “the lowest class of brutes in the most preposterous rites,” and leading to Beckford’s ostracism. Beckford was an English novelist, a consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England. Courtenay was in his time considered a notorious homosexual and attracted infamy for the affair with Beckford. As a youth, ‘Kitty’ Courtenay was sometimes named by contemporaries as the most beautiful boy in England.

1835, UK – John Smith (1795–1835) and James Pratt (1805–1835) are the last Englishmen to be executed for sodomy. Under the 1828 Offenses Against the Person Act which had replaced the 1533 Buggery Act. They are hanged at Newgate prison.

11-27-1877 – 11-20-1965 Katharine Anthony – Born in Roseville, Lagan County, Arkansas. She was an American biographer best 


know for The Lambs (1945), a controversial study of the British writers Charles and Mary Lamb. Anthony lived in Manhattan with her life partner, Elisabeth Inwin (1880-1942), the founder of the Little Red School House, with whom she raised several adopted children.

1931, Germany – The film “Madchen in Uniform” (Girls in Uniform) is released. It portrays a sensitive girl in an all-girls boarding school where she develops a romantic attachment to a female teacher. It’s one of the earliest narrative films to explicitly portray homosexuality. The German feature-length film was based on the play Gestern und heute (Yesterday and Today) by Christa Winsloe (23 December 1888 – 10 June 1944) and directed by Leontine Sagan with artistic direction from Carl Froelichwho also funded the film. Winsloe also wrote the screenplay and was on the set during filming. The film remains an international cult classic. It was almost banned in the US, but Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962)  spoke highly of the film, resulting in the film getting a limited release in the US in 1932-33. Prints of the film survived the war, but it was heavily censored until the 1970s, and not shown again in Germany until 1977 when it was screened on television there. Winsloe was a member of the SPD (the German Social Democrats, then largely reform Marxist in orientation), and was open about her sexuality.

11-27-1922 – 08-23-2009 James Lord – Born in Englewood, New 


Jersey. He was an American writer and wrote critically acclaimed biographies of Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso. Lord appeared in the documentary films Malthus Through the Looking Glass (1996) and Picasso: Magic, Sex, Death (2001). He served in the United States Army during WWII, keeping his homosexuality hidden.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

11-27-1942   Marilyn Hacker – Born in Bronx, New York, the only child of Jewish immigrant parents. She is an American poet, translator, and critic. 

Her books of poetry include Presentation Piece (1974), which won the National Book Award. While attending the Bronx High School of Science, she met science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany. They married in Detroit, Michigan because of age-of-consent laws and because he was African-American and she was Caucasian. At the time there were only two states where they could legally wed. In 1974, the couple had a daughter. Hacker and Delany did separate, divorced in 1980, but remained friends. Hacker identifies as lesbian, and Delany has identified as a gay man since adolescence. Hacker served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2008 to 2014. In a review of Hacker’s 2019 collection Blazons, A.M. Juster states that “there is no poet writing in English with a better claim for the Nobel Prize in Literature than Marilyn Hacker.” 


11-27-1943 Nicole Brossard – Born in Montreal, Canada. She is a leading French Canadian poet and novelist. Her writing shows her commitment to feminist consciousness, as well as lyrical descriptions of lesbian desire. She has published more than 30 books. Brossard founded a feminist newspaper and a publishing house. She also wrote a play, Le Nef Des Sorceress, first performed in 1976. She is an out lesbian.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

November 27, 1954

Sarah Vaughn made the hit list with “Make Yourself Comfortable” (#6) her biggest single of 33 hits.

November 27, 1959

A South African self-described doctor named Laurenz Johannes Griessel Landau made a pass at Elvis Presley during a facial treatment – resulting in a Military Investigation. Presley had contacted Landau after seeing magazine ads and Landau tried to blackmail Presley.

FBI files on Elvis Presley – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley – LA Times

Recognizing Quackery

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

11-27-1963 John Aravosis – Born in the United States, place unknown. He is a former American Democratic political consultant, 


writer, gay activist, and blogger. Aravosis is also a first-generation Greek-American and has written about the influence his Greek heritage has had on his political work. In 2011, Aravosis received a tip that British oil giant BP was posting falsified photos to its website during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He analyzed the photos, then published an article on AMERICAblog proving that the images were doctored electronically. The story received widespread coverage in the media. He is out gay.


Aretha Franklin released the single “Chain Of Fools”.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Marty Robinson (1942-1992) and Arthur Evans (October 12, 1942 – September 11, 2011) of the Gay Activist Alliance appeared on the Dick Cavett Show. Evans was an early gay rightsadvocate and author, most well-known for his book Witchcraft. He was a co-founder of Gay Activists Alliance. Robinson was an organizer for gay-rights causes for 27 years who was known for his provocative protests.

1970, UK – The London Gay Liberation Front mounts its first public demonstration, a torch-lit protest march on Highbury Fields.

November 27,  1971

Sonny & Cher owned the top Easy Listening song with “All I Never Need Is You”.

11-27-1974   Menaka Guruswamy – Born in India. She is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. She is known for having played a significant role in many landmark cases before the Supreme Court, including 

challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (1860). The petition was the first time that LGBT Indians actually filed writ petitions alleging violation of their fundamental rights. On September 6, 2018, the Court ruled unanimously that Section 377 was unconstitutional “in so far as it criminalizes consensual sexual conduct between adults of the same sex.” The Court also called for equality and condemned discrimination, stating that the protection of sexual orientation lies at the core of the fundamental rights and that the rights of the LGBT population are real and founded on constitutional doctrine. In 2019, in an interview with CNN Fareed Zakaria, Guruswamy revealed that she was in a relationship with lawyer Arundhati Katju. She stated that the decriminalization of  Section 377 was not just a professional win but a personal win as well.


on the USA LO charts, Blue Moves by Elton John was third

1978, Canada – Parents of Gays form in Canada.

1978 – Harvey Milk is assasinated. Conservative Dan White, after discovering that he would not be re-appointed to his seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, took a gun and extra ammunition and goes to City Hall. He enters through a lower level window to avoid the metal detectors and goes to the office of Mayor George Moscone, who was supportive of the gay community, and fires four shots, two to the head. Those who heard the gunshots did not realize what they were hearing, giving him time to reload his gun and go to the office of Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected in a major American city, and fires five shots. Both men are pronounced dead. Tens of thousands gather for a spontaneous vigil. White is convicted on the reduced charge of “voluntary manslaughter” and sentenced to six years in prison. He is released after serving 5 1⁄2 years and commits suicide soon after returning to his family.

11-27-1979 Blue Hamilton – Born in California, city unknown. He is an American former music publishing executive turned singer/songwriter. On January 6, 2013 it was announced that he is engaged to actor Matt Dallas. The couple married on July 5, 2015.

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

1980 – “Bosom Buddies,” a sitcom about two young broke New York men who dress in drag to live in a low rent, all-girl hotel, premieres on ABC. It stars Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari.


The British Phonographic Industry, with the endorsement of Rock stars like Elton John, Gary Numan, Cliff Richard, 10cc and the Boomtown Rats, places advertisements in the British press claiming that “Home taping is wiping out music.”


ABBA owned the top album in the U.K. with The Singles:  The First 10 Years.

on the USA song charts,  Toni Basil moved to #3 with “Mickey”

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


Freddie Mercury’s funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest, for 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery, West London, England.


At the 17th Genie AwardsLilies becomes the first LGBT-themed film ever to win the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture.

1998, Zimbabwe – Former Zimbabwean President Canaan Banana (5 March 1936 – 10 November 2003) is convicted of eleven counts of sodomy and indecent assault. He served as the first President of Zimbabwe from 18 April 1980 until 31 December 1987. A Methodist minister, he held the largely ceremonial office of the presidency while his eventual successor, Robert Mugabe, served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. During his lifetime, Banana brought together two of the country’s political parties, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU), became a diplomat for the Organization of African Unity, and headed the religious department of the University of Zimbabwe. His later life was complicated by charges of sodomy—a crime in Zimbabwe—which he denied and for which he was later imprisoned. Banana was found guilty of eleven charges of sodomy, attempted sodomy and indecent assault in 1998. He denied all charges, saying that homosexuality is “deviant, abominable and wrong”, and the allegations made against him were “pathological lies” intended to destroy his political career.His wife Janet Banana later discussed her husband’s alleged homosexuality and confirmed it, even though she considered the charges against him to be politically motivated.

1999, New Zealand – Georgina Beyer (born November 1957) is the first transgender member of the New Zealand Parliament and also the first openly transgender mayor in the world. She is also among a very small number of former sex workers to hold political office.

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


The government will also continue to reform the criminal justice system and policing. This is the moment to rebuild for everyone. The government will continue to invest in the empowerment of Black and racialized Canadians, and Indigenous peoples. It will also continue to fight harmful content online, and stand up for LGBTQ2 communities while completing the ban on conversion therapy. General Mary Simon’s 2021 Throne Speech: Full transcript – Macleans.caThe Governor General of Canada opens a new session of choir director nominated for LGBT* award – Winnipeg Free PressBrittany Mielnichuk is the artistic director of Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP), Winnipeg’s LGBTQ2*community choir. Recently, she was nominated for a Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce award as “an individual who is making a significant contribution to MB’s LGBTQ2*

A customer of the Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, where the incident took place on its outdoor grounds, made a video of the incident with his cell phone and sent a copy of the video to the Blade.

The video, which includes an audio recording, shows a man using a hand-held flame-throwing device to ignite the rainbow poster, which was hanging from a cable and appeared to be mounted on cardboard or a thin sheet of wood. Bystanders can be heard laughing and cheering as the poster is set on fire.

The poster consisted of a variation of the LGBTQ Pride rainbow flag that included the word “love” configured from an upper white stripe on the rainbow symbol.

The customer who took the video, who has asked not to be identified, thought the decision to set the poster on fire was a sign of disrespect if not hatred toward a longstanding symbol of LGBTQ equality and pride. Tech Co. burns LGBTQ poster at company party- then apologizes“I’m mortified that our event was interpreted in this way,” said Nate Reynolds, the founder and partner of Hypershift Technologies

Netflix is not the first entity that Baranets has flagged for investigation. Just this week, she also called for a Moscow school to receive administrative charges under the same law because a teacher allegedly instructed fifth grade students to draw rainbows as symbols of Pride. official calls for authorities to investigate Netflix for promoting “gay propaganda” / LGBTQ NationThe streaming giant has not commented publicly, but reportedly reviewed their content and doesn’t believe any of it violates the law…

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LGBTQ2 for November 26

BCE to The Suffragettes

1865 – Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) a Union army surgeon of the American Civil War, becomes the only woman (as of 2017) to receive the United States’ highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. She was captured by Confederate forces after crossing enemy lines to treat wounded civilians and arrested as a spy. She was sent as a prisoner of war to Richmond, Virginia, until released in a prisoner exchange. There are surviving photographs of the hero wearing male clothing, and Walker is said to have been arrested for impersonating a man, because she insisted on her right to wear clothing that she thought appropriate. She was an American abolitionistprohibitionistprisoner of war and surgeon. Walker was a member of the central woman’s suffrage bureau in Washington, and solicited funds to endow a chair for a woman professor at Howard University medical school. Walker was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2000.


11-26-1905 – 09-25-1987 Emlyn Williams – Born in Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales, UK. He was a Welsh dramatist and actor. 


Williams was actively bisexual throughout his adult life. He maintained a relationship from 1981 to 1986 with theatre journalist Albert N. Williams (no relation). His best-known plays are Night Must Fall (1935) and The Corn Is Green (1938). The play, The Corn Is Green, came to Broadway in 1940 starring Ethel Barrymore as the school teacher, Miss Moffat, a character modeled closely on William’s real boyhood school teacher, Miss Sarah Grace Cooke. The play was turned into a film starring Bette Davis, and again into a made-for-television film starring Katharine Hepburn, under the direction of William’s close friend George Cukor. Williams wrote a number of screenplays and worked with Alfred Hitchcock on The Man Who Knew Too Much. His only film as a director, The Last Days of Dolwyn (1949), which he also wrote and starred in, marked the screen debut of his fellow Welshman, Richard Burton.


11-26-1924 – 10-04-1996 Alma Routsong – Born in Traverse City, Michigan. She was an American novelist best known for her lesbian fiction, published under the pen name Isabel Miller. Routsong published two novels unde

r her own name, with her later works under her pen name Isabel Miller. In 1971, she was the first winner of the Stonewall Book Award, which celebrates books of exceptional merit that relate to LGBT issues. Her book Patience and Sarah was the winner. Routsong was an officer in the New York chapter of Daughters of Bilitis and was arrested during a DOB police raid. She died in Poughkeepsie, New York at the age of 71 and was survived by her lover of over 18 years, Julie Weber.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


11-26-1939 – 10-11-1988 Wayland P. Flowers, Jr. – Born in Dawson, Georgia. He was an American actor, comedian, and puppeteer. Best known for the act with his puppet Madame, he had 


major national success on stage and on-screen in the 1970s and 1980s. Flower’s big break was an appearance on The Andy Williams Show. Flowers and Madame were in the center square on the final NBC episode of Hollywood Squares in June 1980. The character of Madame is an “outrageous old broad” who entertains with double entendres and witty comebacks. He died of AIDS-related cancer. Madame is currently on display in the permanent collection of the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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


Morocco –Morocco adds same-sex penalties to its Penal Code.

November 26, 1962

Under the direction of producer George Martin, who told the band that their original ballad version was “too bloody boring for words,” the song is re-arranged to an up-tempo rocker  The Beatles recorded their second single ‘Please Please Me’ in 18 takes and ‘Ask Me Why’ for the flip side at EMI studio’s London. When released in the US on the Vee-Jay label, the first pressings featured a typographical error: The band’s name was spelled “The Beattles”. The Beatles recorded  “Ask Me Why” for the flip side during a three-hour session at EMI Studios in London.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights



11-26-1970 John Amaechi – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. He’s the son of an English mother and Nigerian father. He is a retired NBA player. In February 2007, he came out on ESPN’s Outside the Lines program, discussing his career and life as a closeted professional athlete. He was the first NBA player to speak publicly about being gay. Amaechi currently works as an educator and broadcaster in Europe and the United States.

November 26, 1974Elton John‘s “Greatest Hits” became his fifth consecutive number 1 album in the US. The record spent 10 weeks at the top and followed “Honky Chateau”, “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Caribou”.

November 26, 1975Queen performed two concerts at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.

1978 – ABC airs “A Question of Love,” a TV movie about lesbian lovers in a custody battle over their children-complete with ‘parental discretion advised’ warnings. The lesbian couple was played by the Gena Rowlands and Jane Alexander. The next high profile movie about lesbians would be 16 years later when Glenn Close and Judy Davis starred in Serving in Silence.

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

1982 – Lesbians Cris Williamson (born 1947) and Meg Christian (born 1946) play Carnegie Hall, the first openly lesbian or gay act to do so. Cris Williamson is an American feminist singersongwriter, who achieved fame as a recording artist, and who was a pioneer as a visible lesbian political activist, during a time when few who were not connected to the Lesbian community were aware of Gay and Lesbian issues. Williamson’s music and insight has served as a catalyst for change in the creation of women-owned record companies in the 1970s. Meg is an American folk singer associated with the music movement.


George Michael reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Kissing A Fool”.

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

1990 – The Minneapolis Minnesota civil rights commission rules that Roman Catholic officials violated anti-discrimination laws by evicting the LGBT Catholic organization Dignity from holding services in a church owned facility.

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

2003 – In the United States Senate, the Federal Marriage Amendment is introduced by Wayne Allard of Colorado, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, and Jeff Sessions of Alabama

2015, Bolivia – The Justice Minister announces the passage of the Law of Gender Identity which allows transgender people to change their legal documents. The bill was initially proposed by  Raysa Torriani, a transgender woman and trans activist, three years earlier. The “Law of Gender Identity” will legally recognize the identity of 1,500 self-identified transgender people living in Bolivia . “Now, the sisters and brothers who want to change their name and sex, by an administrative resolution, can change their information” in the records of various government institutions, said Virginia Velasco, the minister of justice of Bolivia.


project to list all the words leaves out bisexuals, can we say erasure?

lesbian and bisexual women are different demographics

merging bisexuals is part of the erasure Berry’s “Bruised” Is Bloody (But at Least It’s Gay) | AutostraddleIf your main reasons for watching “Bruised” were to see Halle Berry fight and make out with girls, you won’t be¡Hola Papi!: ‘I’m Insecure in My Bisexuality’In this column, Papi advises a letter writer who’s feeling insecure in their bisexual identity after being dumped by a man. But it sounds like our letter writer has their own internalized tropes about bisexuality to work

anyone who thinks sex is shameful will not have good sex who engage in gay sex while believing it is wrong are more than twice as likely to be unhappy than other menA study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that a mismatch between one’s moral views and one’s sexual behaviors — but not the … in Lebanon: Less freedom, less security | Middle East | News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW | 24.11.2021Last summer’s devastating explosion in Beirut has had an outsized impact on marginalized communities. LGBTQ locals, in particular, have lost homes, jobs and safe spaces in progressive LGBTQ football team suffer ‘abhorrent homophobic abuse’ during match – Daily Record
Saltire Thistle brand themselves as ‘Scotland’s inclusive team’ and were formed for LGBTQ people and their allies Housekeeping 101: Holiday EditionI hope this makes preparing for company a little easier and brings a little order to what can sometimes feel like an unhinged time of

an almost all male universe was pretty queer on it’s own Trek star Wilson Cruz on the show’s queer appeal and how gay love can save the universeWilson Cruz, who as Dr Hugh Culber in Star Trek: Discovery became the gay man who saved the universe, has fought for change his whole’s “We’re Here” visits Grand Junction, Colorado for season two finaleDrag queens Eureka, Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela visit Colorado’s Western Slope to empower three transgender residents and the “hidden” LGBTQ most entertaining and binge-worthy queer content arriving in November“Eternals,” “Dickinson,” “Spencer,” “Tampa Baes,” “Gentefied,” “Mayor Pete” and “Tiger King” are among November’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer 17 Best Lesbian Movies of All Time to Stream OnlineLooking for a great movie about lesbian characters to watch? Look no further. Here are the 17 best lesbian movies, from ‘Carol’ to ‘Happiest Season.’ Real Surprise of ‘Passing’: A Focus on Black Women’s Inner Lives – The New York TimesBy making the lesbian attraction between the main characters more explicit, the drama moves beyond mainstream Hollywood’s white

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 1837 & 1931 – Elizabeth M. Cushier (Nov.25, 1837-Nov. 25, 1931), one of eleven children, was born in New York City. She was a professor of medicine, and one of New York’s most prominent obstetricians for 25 years. During WWI, Cushier worked in Belgium and France. From 1882, she lived with Dr. Emily Blackwell (October 8, 1826 – September 7, 1910) until Blackwell’s death. Emily Blackwell was the second woman to earn a medical degree at what is now Case Western Reserve University, and the third woman (after Cushier and Lydia Folger Fowler) to earn a medical degree in the United States. Cushier ‘s papers are archived among the Blackwell Family Papers at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study at Harvard University.

11-25-1896 – 09-30-1989 Virgil Thomson – Born in Kansas City. Missouri. He was an American composer and critic. Thomson was 

influential in the development of the “American Sound” in classical music. He lived in Paris from 1925 until 1940. In 1925, he met painter Maurice Grosser (October 23, 1903 – December 22, 1986), who became his life partner. The couple lived at the Hotel Chelsea, where they presided over a largely gay salon, that included Leonard Bernstein and Tennessee Williams. Gertrude Stein was an important friend that mentored him. With the publication of his book, The State of Music, he established himself in New York City as a peer to Aaron Copland. Thomson was also a music critic for the New York Herald-Tribune from 1940 to 1954.

11-25-1907 – 04-12-1994   Pamela “Pam” Freeman-Mitford – Born in the United Kingdom, the second daughter of David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale, and Sydney Bowles. In 1936 she married bisexual millionaire physicist Derek Jackson. Mitford divorced Jackson in 1951 and spent the remainder of her life with Italian horsewoman Giuditta Tommasi. Her sister, Jessica, described her sister as “a-you-know-what-bian.”

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11-25-1942 Rosa von Praunheim (born Holger Mischwitzky) – Born in Riga, Latvia Central 

Prison during the German occupation of Latvia in World War II. His mother died in 1946 and he was given up for adoption. In 2000, his adoptive mother told him about his biological mother.  He is a German film director, author, painter, and the most famous gay rights activist in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He took on the female name Rosa von Praunheim to remind people of the pink triangle that gays had to wear in Nazi concentration camps. He has made over seventy feature films. His films center on gay-related themes and strong female characters. Some of the people that have been featured in his films include Jayne County, Vaginal Davis, Divine, and Jeff Stryker. He was an early advocate of AIDS awareness and safe sex.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

11-25-1953 Katherine Zappone – Born in Washington State, USA. She is an Irish activist and a feminist theologian. Her spouse is Ann Louise Gilligan. They married in Canada in 2003. She is the first openly lesbian member of the Oireachtas (Irish legislature) and the first member in a recognized same-sex relationship. Zappone is also a former CEO of the National Women’s Council of Ireland.

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1970 – The Seattle Gay Liberation Front severed ties with the Young Socialist Alliance because their exclusion of homosexuals mirrored Stalin’s practices.

11-25-1975   Kristian Nairn – Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He’s a Northern Irish actor best known for his portrayal of Hodor in the HBO series Game of Thrones. In March of 2014, Nairn publicly came out as gay in an interview with a Game of Thrones fansite. He stated: ”When you talk about the gay community, you are talking about MY community.” He went on to say that his sexuality is a “very small part of who I am on the whole, but nonetheless, in this day and age, it’s important to stand up and be counted.” The media described his interview as his coming out, Nairn insisted he had “never been in.”

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11-25-1980 Ng Yi-Sheng – Born in Singapore. He is a Singaporean gay writer. Ng has published a collection of his poems entitled Last Boy, and a documentary book on gay, lesbian, and bisexual Singaporeans called SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century in 2006. Ng also regards himself as a performance artist, as well as being a writer. He performed slam poetry pieces for ContraDiction, Singapore’s first gay poetry reading held in 2005, and was a co-organizer and performer in its sequel, ContraDiction 2, in 2006. Ng continues to perform his poetry at various events, including literary events and charity functions.


The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic Do They Know It’s Christmas? The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies in the UK, becoming the bestselling record ever, and raised over £8 million ($13.6 million) worldwide.

Blogger Nina Notes: Sadly, it was about a hit record and not the Africa Aid claimed.

It was a huge hit, and spawned many others – Canada’s “Tears are not Enough” and in America the “We are the World” along with the County Music “We’re all One Family” and Heavy Metal “We’re Stars”.

They all raised money and awareness and had a negative impact in Africa, going into government corruption rather than helping any communities. The project was not planned to succeed.

1985: At an AIDS candlelight vigil in San Francisco, Activist Cleve Jones conceives The Names Project.

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


The Bodyguard, opened nation-wide featuring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The film which was Houston’s acting debut was written by Lawrence Kasdan in the 1970s, originally as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross. It became the second-highest-grossing film worldwide in 1992 with the soundtrack becoming the best-selling soundtrack of all time, selling more than 42 million copies worldwide.


Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, written by Babyface and taken from the film ‘Waiting To Exhale’, it gave Whitney her 11th US No.1.

1997, South Africa – A demonstration was held at the Johannesburg High Court in support of an application to decriminalize sex between men.

1997, Ecuador – Ecuador legalizes same-sex sexual activity, overturning the previous Article 516 of the Penal Code that criminalized such acts. South Africa becomes the first country to enact a constitutional ban outlawing sexual orientation discrimination.

1998 – Federal judge Bruce Jenkins rules that Spanish Fork High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, violated the rights of teacher Wendy Weaver, who was dismissed from her position as volleyball coach and ordered not to discuss her sexual orientation, even out of school. The judge ordered the school to offer her the coaching position, lift the gag order, and pay her $1,500 in damages.

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


Madonna achieved her sixth number one on the US album charts with ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ her third consecutive US album chart topper. The album went to No.1 in 40 countries setting a new record. The Beatles previously held this record when The Beatles 1 went to No.1 in 36 countries in 2000.


Brian May joined Freddie Mercury’s 87-year-old mother Jer Bulsara in Feltham town centre, at a ceremony to unveil a plaque to the late singers memory. They were joined by over 2,000 fans from as far as Japan and Australia who descended on the Centre, in Feltham High Street in England. The plague reads: “Freddie Mercury – musician, singer and songwriter” along with the dates he lived in Feltham, between 1964 and 1968.


Beastie Boys sue the toy company GoldieBlox for running an online ad featuring little girls singing an altered version of their song “Girls” (the group has never allowed their songs to be licensed for advertising). The suit is settled on March 19, 2014, with GoldieBlox issuing an apology and making a donation to charity.


religion is both delusional and discriminatory Claims His Religious Bill Does Not Discriminate Against LGBT Students – Star ObserverLGBTQI advocates have challenged PM Scott Morrison’s statement that his Religious Discrimination Bill does not discriminate against LGBT

The Brits issued a statement on Monday (22 November) that abolishing female and male categories would make the show “as inclusive and as relevant as possible.” It will now see male and female artists including Ed Sheeran and Adele in the same Artist Of The Year category, following criticism in recent years that some categories have been dominated by male artists.“I get so sick of people trying to change things without thinking of the long-term consequences” – Brian May blasts the Brit Awards’ decision to switch to gender neutral categories | MusicRadarMay also offered his thoughts on whether Queen would have struggled in today’s PC culture: “I find it frightening that you have to be so calculating about everything”

hetero male fixation on other hetero males to make sure there are no gay ones is very intensely queer… Maddow: The Extremist Group Proud Boys Sounds ‘Really Gay’“They both seem like they are referring to gay stuff, whether it is the Proud Boys in terms of gay Pride, or the Oath Keepers’ thing if you’ve read a lot around the politics around gay marriage.” Taliban has a hit list for the Afghan LGBT community, NGO saysSince the Taliban took control of Afghanistan at the end of August, the persecution of the country’s LGBT+ community has ramped up – forcing many to live in hiding, fearing for their lives. “We have… a middle-aged, single, gay man, friends help me find my footing | Chosen FamilyAs traditional outsiders, the LGBTQ+ community has made chosen families part of their DNA. Mine always come through for investigates Netflix after complaint over LGBT content | Financial PostMOSCOW — Russia is investigating Netflix after its public commissioner for protecting families accused the streaming company of violating Russian law on “gay… Qataris Call Foul Ahead of 2022 World Cup | Human Rights WatchAs Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the government has assured prospective visitors it will welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) tourists and that fans will be free to fly the rainbow flag at the games. But for LGBT Qataris like Mohammed, openly expressing his sexuality as a gay man is not an option. Doing so, he fears, would land him back in

can we finally say heterosexual male are the primary problem?’s, LGBT groups on streets throughout Turkey to protest violence against women | | LGBT play tackles issues Hong Kong’s young face more each dayOnly a Girl by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation tells of how a 15-year-old who falls in love with another girl deals with her conservative parents and homophobia in the

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Naturalist Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.


Mississippi became the first Southern state to enact laws which came to be known as “Black Codes” aimed at limiting the rights of newly freed blacks; other states of the former Confederacy soon followed.


11-24-1872 – 07-07-1936 Georgy Vasilyevich Chicherin – Born in Kirsanovsky District, Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and a Soviet politician. Born into an old, noble family, he is a distant relative of Aleksandr Pushkin. Chicherin used his wealth to support revolutionary activities before the Russian Revolution of 1905 and was forced to flee to Western Europe to avoid arrest. While in Germany, he underwent medical treatment in attempts to cure his homosexuality.

11-24-1886 – 10-19-1973 Margaret C. Anderson – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the American founder, editor, and publisher of the art and literary magazine The Little Review. The magazine published a collection of modern American, English, and Irish writers 


between 1914 and 1929. Writers introduced by the magazine include Ezra Pound, Hart Crane, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Carl Sandburg, and T.S. Eliot. Also published were the first thirteen chapters of James Joyce’s then-unpublished novel, Ulysses. In 1916, Anderson met Jane Heap, a former lover of novelist Djuna Barnes. The two became lovers and Heap became co-editor of The Little Review. By 1942, her relationship with Heap was over. Anderson returned to the United States by ship where she met and fell in love with Dorothy Caruso, the widow of the famous tenor Enrico Caruso. The two began a romantic relationship and lived together until Dorothy Caruso’s death in 1955. Anderson went to France where she died of emphysema on October 19, 1973.

11-24-1915 – 03-09-2004 Denise Restout – Born in Paris, France. She was a French keyboard teacher and an expert on German and French Baroque pieces. Restout was 


assistant, editor, biographer, and long-time companion of famous harpsichordist Wanda Landowska. As a performer, Restout appeared at Landowska’s public masterclasses in France, the Netherlands, and Strasbourg. Landowska (she was Hungarian Jewish) and Restout (she was of Polish-Jewish descent), escaped France during the Nazi advance in 1940 and arrived in the United States on December 7, 1941, at Ellis Island, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. When Landowska died in 1959, Restout inherited her estate, including her papers and collection of musical instruments. Restout continued to teach at the Landowska Center, their home in Lakeville, Connecticut until her death in 2004. She had become a naturalized United States citizen in 1961.

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1933, Germany – A law was passed in Germany to allow surgical castrations as a crime prevention measure and a therapeutic treatment for homosexuality.

11-24-1944 – 03-21-1974 Candy Darling  (James Lawrence Slattery) 


Born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. She was an American transgender actress, best known as a Warhol Superstar. She starred in Andy Warhol’s films Flesh (1968) and Women in Revolt (1971). Darling said, “There is one thing I must tell you because I just found it to be a truth… You must always be yourself no matter what the price. It is the highest form of morality.” Candy Darling died of lymphoma at the age of 29, at the Columbia University Medical Center. In a letter on her deathbed, intended for Andy Warhol and his followers, Darling said, “Unfortunately before my death, I had no desire left for life…I am just so bored by everything. You might say bored to death. Did you know I couldn’t last? I always knew it. I wish I could meet you all again.” At her funeral, Julie Newmar read the eulogy. A documentary titled, Beautiful Darling, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2010. It’s available on Netflix.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


The musical “Guys and Dolls” opened.

1955: In the wake of the murder of a Sioux City, Iowa, boy earlier in the year, 29 men suspected of homosexuality have been committed to mental asylums as a preventive measure authorized by the state’s “sexual psychopath” laws.

1959, UK  – The first broadcast of a gay drama called South starring gay actor Peter Wyngarde (August 23, 1933 – 15 January 2018) is aired. Wyngarde shared a flat in Earls Terrace, Kensington, with actor Alan Bates (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) for some years in the 1960s. Bates, (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was a gay English actor known for his performance with Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek, as well as his roles in King of HeartsGeorgy GirlFar From the Madding Crowd and The Fixer in which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best ActorSouth, adapted by Gerald Savory from an original play by Julien Green is considered “a milestone” in gay cultural history. Wyngarde’s  flamboyant dress sense and stylish performances led to popular success, and he was considered a style icon in Britain and elsewhere in the early 1970s; Mike Myers credited Wyngarde with inspiring the character Austin Powers.

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1967: Craig Rodwell opens the first bookstore devoted to gay and lesbian authors in the United States, the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop.

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On the USA song charts,  Elton John moved from 15-9 with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and Elton John had what to date was the biggest album of his career as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road remained at #1 for a third week. 


 The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force protests an episode of NBC’s Police Woman (aired on November 8) that featured lesbian murderers in a home for aged women. The network agrees not to rerun the episode, but MCA-TV producer David Gerber keeps it in syndication release.

John Lennon rehearsed with Elton John for EJ’s upcoming concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


A pair of Pop music divas, Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand combined their voices to produce the top tune in the US, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”. It’s Summer’s third number one single and Streisand’s fourth. The record made #3 in the UK.

on the USA LP Charts, Wet, was in eighth position for Barbra Streisand, One Voice by Barry Manilow at nine

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UK – England’s first national conference on AIDS began, organized by the Terrence Higgins Trust. Terrence “Terry” Higgins (10 June 1945 – 4 July 1982) was among the first people known to die of an AIDS-related illness in the United Kingdom. In his memory, Martyn Butler and Higgins’ partner Rupert Whitaker (born 1963), initiated the formation of the Terry Higgins Trust, later renamed the Terrence Higgins Trust, in 1982 with a group of concerned community-members and Terry’s friends, including Tony Calvert. It was dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV, promoting awareness of AIDS, and providing supportive services to people with the disease.


No one could topple Purple Rain from the #1 spot on the Album chart as Prince remained there for the 17th consecutive week.  at 10 Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual.

1985 – At an AIDS candlelight vigil in San Francisco, activist Cleve Jones (born October 11, 1954) conceives The Names Project. Cleve is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist.  He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States.

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Bette Midler chalked up a fourth week at #1 on the AC chart with “From A Distance”.

1991 –

Cyndi Lauper marries actor David Thornton, with Little Richard providing the wedding music.

Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), lead singer for Queen, dies of complications from AIDS. It was only the day before that he acknowledged that he had the disease. He left most of his estate to a former girlfriend, Mary Austen, who cared for him during his final months. The official cause of death is bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. He was 45. In 1992, Mercury was posthumously awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, and a tribute concert was held at Wembley Stadium, London. As a member of Queen, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Fame in 2004. In 2002, he was placed number 58 in the BBC’s 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He is consistently voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. While some commentators claimed Mercury hid his sexual orientation from the public, others claimed he was “openly gay“.

Blogger Nina Notes: Mercury’s career stages could be gay male stereotype/trope/icon action figures – Mercury’s Castro Clone look and mustache along with thein Drag I want to break free video was noticeable by heterosexuals.


Prince performed “Peach” on the European MTV Awards. He claimed the song was a “cover tune by a good friend.”

1997 – The Associated Press reports that Edgehill United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee announced that no weddings would be performed until same-sex couples were given the right to be married there.

1998 – Nearly 100 people demonstrate to protest the firing of lesbian Alicia Pedreira from Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children in Louisville. According to her termination notice, she was fired because her “admitted homosexual lifestyle is contrary to Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children core values.” Five other employees resigned in protest. The case name is PEDREIRA v. KENTUCKY BAPTIST HOMES FOR CHILDREN

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

2008: A lower court in the U.S. state of Florida declares that the state’s ban on adoption by gay couples is unconstitutional.

2014, Ecuador – The Ecuador LGBT Film Festival Jury names Letter to Anita as Best Documentary. The film, directed by Andrea Meyerson, tells the story of Anita Bryant’s anti-gay campaign and its effect not only on the life of lesbian Ronni Sanlo and her family but also on the budding LGBT civil rights movement.

2015, Viet Nam –  The Vietnamese National Assembly passes a law that allows those who have undergone sex reassignment surgery to register under their preferred sex.. However, sex reassignment surgery is illegal in Vietnam. The law went into effect in 2017.


The best-selling author recounted the experiences of other underprivileged women, who have been the subject of vicious social media campaigns, intimidatory tactics and threats of assault including rape.

“Over the last few years, I’ve watched, appalled, as women like Allison Bailey, Raquel Sanchez, Marion Miller, Rosie Duffield, Joanna Cherry, Julie Bindel, Rosa Freedman, Kathleen Stock and many, many others, including women who have no public profile but who’ve contacted me to relate their experiences, have been subject to campaigns of intimidation which range from being hounded on social media, the targeting of their employers, all the way up to doxing and direct threats of violence, including rape,” JK Rowling pointed out.

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11-23-1875 – 09-23-1955 Edith Wynne Matthison – Born in Birmingham, England. She was an Anglo-American stage actress who also appeared in two silent films. She had an affair with Edna St. Vincent Millay, 

while Millay was at Vassar. The two women corresponded and in one letter Millay said, “You wrote me a beautiful letter. I wonder if you meant it to be as beautiful as it was. I think you did; for somehow I know that your feeling for me, however slight it is, is of the nature of love… When you tell me to come, I will come, by the next train, just as I am. This is not meekness, be assured; I do not come naturally by meekness; know that it is a proud surrender to You.” Matthison married playwright Charles Rann Kennedy in 1898 and acted in many of his plays, as well as advised him as he was writing them. Both taught at Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York. In 1904, she appeared in Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer. Matthison died of a stroke in Los Angeles in 1955.

11-23-1892 – 04-21-1990 Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) – Born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. He was a Russian-born French artist and designer who was 

successful in fashion design, jewelry, graphic arts, costume, and set design for film, theatre, and opera. In 1923, Erté’s costumes, program designs, and sets were featured in the Ziegfeld Follies.  Between 1915-1937, Erté designed over 200 covers for Harper’s Bazaar magazine. In 1923, his costumes, program designs, and sets were featured in the Folies Bergère. Louis B. Mayer brought him and his lover, Russian Prince Nicolas Ouroussoff, to Hollywood in 1925 where Erté designed sets and costumes for films, including Ben-HurThe MysticThe Comedian, and Dance Madness. Louis B. Mayer, 

who was known to be intolerant of homosexuals, even invited the couple to his house for dinner. Erté lived with Ouroussoff until the Prince’s death in 1933. In the 1960s, Erté’s career was rejuvenated with the revival of the Art Deco period.

The world’s first jukebox, then known as a “nickel in the slot machine,” was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel. It had been created by simply adding a coin slot to an Edison phonograph. The machine had no amplification and patrons had to listen to the music using one of four listening tubes. In its first six months of service, the machine earned over $1,000.

1933 – The New York tabloid Broadway Brevities, under the headline “FAGS TICKLE NUDES,” publishes an article warning that “pansy men of the nation” were invading steam baths and turning them into replicas of the orgy houses in Rome at the time of Nero.

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11-23-1948 Bruce Vilanch – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American comedy writer, songwriter, and actor. Winner of 6 Emmy Awards, he is best known for his appearance 


on Hollywood Squares. Vilanch was also head writer for the show. Currently he is the head writer for the Oscars and is a featured writer for the Tonys, Grammys, and Emmys. He has received a number of awards for his work in support of AIDS charities and LGBT rights charities. Vilanch was one of the first out gay comedians.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

11-23-1955 Deborah Stedman-Scott, (Baroness Stedman-Scott) – Born in Paddington, London, United Kingdom. She is an English activist. She is a Conservative member of the 


House of Lords and Chief Executive Officer of Tomorrow’s People Trust, a charity that works with people unemployed. On July 12, 2010 she was created a life peer as Baroness Stedman-Scott. In 2006 she and Gabrielle Joy entered into a civil partnership.

November 23, 1956Nick Adams, Elvis and Ken Moore arrive at the Cleveland Arena – Photo © Lew Allen

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11-23-1960 Robin Roberts – Born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Robert’s was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012 for her contributions to and 

impact on the game of women’s basketball through her broadcasting. In 2012 she was diagnosed with MDS, a disease of the bone marrow. On December 29, 2013, Roberts posted a photo on Facebook with a caption that read: “At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude. I am grateful to God, my doctors, and nurses for my restored good health… I’m grateful for my entire family, my long-time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious year together.” It was the first time Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexual orientation. Her girlfriend, Amber Laign, and she had been together since 2005. In 2015, Roberts was named as one of the 31 Icons of 2015’s LGBT History Month by Equality Forum.


on the USA song charts, #4  “She’s A Fool” from Lesley Gore and  the Singing Nun melodically moved from 19 to 9 with “Dominique”

On the USA LP charts,  Barbra Streisand was #2 with The Second Barbra Streisand Album and The Singing Nun moved from 54 to 8 with her self-titled debut

1965 – The word ‘transgenderism’ is first used in a medical text by Dr. John F. Oliven to mean transsexualism. It is given quite a different meaning and popularized by Virginia Prince  (November 23, 1912 – May 2, 2009) in the 1970s. Prince claims to have invented the word herself, and uses it to define people who live full time in their chosen gender without necessarily having had or even wanting to have, gender-confirming surgery.

1967 – The first gay and lesbian bookstore opens in New York, the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop.  It was founded by Craig Rodwell (October 31, 1940 – June 18, 1993) on November 24, 1967. Initially located at 291 Mercer Street, it moved in 1973 to Christopher Street and Gay Street in New York City‘s Greenwich Village neighborhood. The bookstore closed on March 29, 2009 citing the Great Recession and challenges from online bookstores. Also in 1967, Rodwell began the group Homophile Youth Movement in Neighborhoods (HYMN) and began to publish its periodical, HYMNAL. In November 1969, Rodwell proposed the first gay pride parade to be held in New York City by way of a resolution at the Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organizations meeting in Philadelphia, along with his partner Fred Sargeant (HYMN vice chairman), Ellen Broidy and Linda Rhodes. The first march was organized from Rodwell’s apartment on Bleecker Street. In March 1993, Rodwell sold his bookshop to Bill Offenbaker. Rodwell died on June 18, 1993 of stomach cancer. Rodwell is considered by some to be quite possibly the leading rights activist in the early homophile movement of the 1960s.


11-23-1968 Joe Zee – Born in Hong Kong, he grew up in Toronto, Canada. He was Elle magazine creative director until April 2014. He is now editor-in-chief and executive officer of Yahoo Style. He was a recurring character as boss of the reality series The City. He also appeared on an episode of Ugly Betty and Mistresses as himself. He is openly gay. His clothing line “Styled by Joe Zee” can be purchased online on QVC.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Germany-  Germany’s sexuality laws, Paragraph 175, stays on the books but is significantly amended. The only remaining crime is sex with a minor.

USA, in New York City, 325 people attend the first conference of the Gay Academic Union. The pioneering Lesbian and Gay Studies group, which was founded the previous March, includes Martin Bauml Duberman, John D’Emilio, Jonathan Ned Katz, and Joan Nestle among its members.

November 23, 1974

Elton John began an 11-week run at #1 on the U.K. Album chart with his Greatest Hits package.

November 23, 1975

David Bowie was a guest on Cher’s television show on CBS.  The two sang a medley of ““Young Americans,” “Song Sung Blue,” “One,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Maybe,” “Day Tripper,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Youngblood.”  

November 23, 1976Queen‘s, “Bohemian Rhapsody” hit number one in the UK, where it stayed until the end of January 1977, longer than any other song since Slim Whitman’s “Rose Marie” in 1955. The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first UK Pop video and cost 5,000 Pounds to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.Wings kicked off a 19-date tour of the U.K. at the Royal Court in Liverpool, England.

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

1981 – The New York City Council votes for the tenth time not to pass a gay anti-discrimination ordinance.

1983: A Federal judge concludes that the First National Bank of Louisville did not practice wrongful discrimination – or violate constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion – when it ordered one of its employees, Samuel Dorr, to either give up his position with gay Catholic group, Dignity, or resign from the bank.


On the USA LP Charts Whitney Houston’s debut was #6, Tears for Fears remained at 7 with Songs from the Big Chair,

11-23-1989 Josh Dixon – Born in Los Gatos, California. He was a gymnast/athlete. He attended StanfordUniversity. He was an Olympic hopeful for the 2012 Summer Games and came out 


that same year. In 2015, he competed in Indianapolis at the P & G Gymnastics Championships. He is a seven-time All-American.

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


MTV banned Madonna‘s “Justify My Love” video.


 In Australia, Prime Minister Paul Keating revokes the country’s restrictions on gay men and lesbians in the military.

11-23-1992   Miley Cyrus – Born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country music singer, Billy Ray Cyrus. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. At the age of 14, she came out to her

 mother as pansexual and has said: “I never want to label myself! I am ready to love anyone that loves me for who I am! I am open.” In June 2015, Time magazine called her gender fluid. She stated she “doesn’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.” Cyrus is a supporter of the LGBT community and talks about it openly. After her 2018 marriage to a man, Cyrus went on the record to state she still identified as queer. The Happy Hippie Foundation, which she founded, works to “fight the injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations.” From August to September 2019, she dated Kaitlynn Carter. In October 2019, Miley and singer/songwriter Cody Simpson announced they were in a committed relationship, after being friends for years prior. (Photo 2019 Barcelona, Spain)

1996 – Sir Elton John (25 March 1947) is honored as the founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation at a gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. He is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

1998 – The Georgia Supreme Court votes 6-1 to overturn the state’s sodomy law. In the majority opinion, Chief Justice Robert Benham wrote, “We cannot think of any other activity that reasonable persons would rank as more private and more deserving of protection from governmental interference than consensual, private, adult sexual activity.” Since the decision was based on the Georgia constitution rather than the US constitution, the decision could not be appealed.

1998Despite objections from The Recording Industry Association of America, who is worried about the growing problem of internet file swapping, the first portable MP3 player goes on sale in the US. Ten years later, over 150 million had been sold.

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


  Madonna had the top album with Confessions on a Dance Floor.

2011, Belize – The Belize Council of Churches rallies to oppose the decriminalization of homosexual acts at the Belize Action/Family Forum. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Belize face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT citizens. Same-sex sexual activity was illegal in Belize until 2016, when the Supreme Court declared Belize’s anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. Belize also has a law prohibiting foreign homosexuals from entering the country, although the law has never been enforced. Regardless, Belize held its first Pride Week in August 2017.

2014, Brazil – The world’s first largest same-sex wedding with 160 couples takes place in Rio de Janeiro. It was the fifth time mass same-sex weddings were held in Brazil. (The following year 185 couples married.) Claudio Nascimento of Rio Sem Homophobia (Rio without Homophobia) says, “It is an affirmative action to call attention to all of the achievements and challenges in the area of civil and human rights of the LGBT community.” Brazil broke the Guinness World Record for the largest pride parade in 2009 with 4 million attendees. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Brazil since 16 May 2013,  though it had already been legally recognized since 2004. 

2021 Matterhorn Lashes Out At Spice Over Her LGBTQ Performance – Urban IslandzDancehall veteran Tony Matterhorn is the latest artiste in dancehall to criticize Spice over her upcoming performance at Toronto Pride. Dancehall

the only reason to be upset is because it is accurate: Queerbaiting Sims is ‘upset’ over queer baiting accusations… as she refuses to label sexuality | Daily Mail OnlineThe 25-year-old has admitted she’s been confused about her sexuality since the age of 16, when she realised she wanted to date both boys and

religion is not therapy, it is why therapy is needed begin as anti-LGBT Christian group invites MPs to pro-conversion therapy conferenceA group, who recruit therapists offering ‘support to people with unwanted same-sex attraction’, has invited MPs to the all-day

“The latest draft has not been publicly released, but two controversial aspects have reportedly been removed – the so-called “Folau clause”, which sought to limit employers’ control over employees’ statements of belief, and the right for health practitioners to refuse procedures on religious grounds. “

that is religion being above the law for the religious person and that person is deciding to be a barrier to legal protections for other people

who are supposed to be able to rely upon the law

and not individuals and devout: The Australians caught in the middle of the religious discrimination bill – ABC NewsThe religious discrimination bill is expected to be introduced into Parliament this week. These queer pastors question the bill’s necessity, and worry about its of groups such as women, minorities, LGBTQ are important, cannot be dismissed as ‘illegitimate or exaggerated’: Lawrence WongSINGAPORE — Different segments of Singapore’s population, whose identities may be linked to things such as their gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation, have concerns that are important and cannot be dismissed as illegitimate or exaggerated, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Tuesday (Nov 23)

“whether it be that the information becomes so ubiquitous that it doesn’t make sense for there to be an app, “

concepts are ubiquitous when widely relevant

specific population groups need specific information

so they have created an app when individuals could do a spreadsheet or basic budgeting – that is the common knowledge that needs to be out there – not a specific for transitioning which only is for one demographic fellow Euphoria.LGBT is bringing fintech to the gender transition process –, a Halycon Incubator fellow, launched the Bliss app to help transgender people manage their finances, specifically around gender transitioning. It’s one of five products launched by the LGBT Asylum Task Force’s refuge is an inspirationRenovated house to be a refuge for LGBTQ asylum Trek Discovery LGBTQ Stars on What’s Next for Adira, GrayAnthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, and Blu del Barrio discuss what’s next for Discovery’s latest found Culture Fix: Sweet Sapphic Santa, There’s TWO New Lesbian Christmas Movies This Year! – AutostraddleAlso! Cardi B invited JoJo Siwa over for Christmas, let’s talk about Mary’s transition to Poison Ivy on Batwoman, HBO Max’s 12 Dates of Christmas features a handful of LGBTQs this year, and more! couple ‘facing discrimination’ on starting a family – Channel 4 NewsThey are meant to be equal under the law, but they still face discrimination when it comes to starting a Fans’ Most Inspiring Dolly Parton Songs. ‘Coat Of Many Colors’ Turns 50, Still Warm, Fits Well In Catalog Loved By Many LGBTQ People. LISTEN – Towleroad Gay NewsListen to the song again.Suggestions in comments for additions? 9-5? I will always love you? More deep cuts? Norwegian Postal Service’s gay-themed Christmas ad is going viral / LGBTQ NationThe four-minute short, “When Harry Met Santa,” is a love story…

“Perhaps – and I’m just throwing this out there – the best way to prove that your movement isn’t a threat to women is to stop stalking, harassing, and threatening us,” Rowling concluded.

maybe trans should do something to address heterosexual male violence instead of adding to the bashing and silencing generaly done to women but especially by trans who claim to be women and to join women

the name calling of women and especially lesbians – and the bashing on lesbians for saying we are being sexually harassed by transwomen is actually evidence Rowling unleashes her millions of followers on 3 trans activists who protested outside her home / LGBTQ NationJK Rowling compared the quiet protest to rape threats. The activists have disappeared from social media after being hounded by the author’s fans…

making a law to add nonbinary as a category, where there are no laws specifying male or female – but there are law preventing atheists from running for office

so the world is favouring individuals with ideas contrary to reality – and bans those who have no illusions/delusions State Law Would Allow Non-Binary Party CandidatesState lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would allow non-binary candidates to run for party positions in New York State and eliminate gender-based barriers requiring folks to run only as a female or male. The legislation, named the Gender Inclusive Ballot Act, would encompass positions for State Committee, Assembly District Leader, and County Committee. The […]

or maybe dating sites can address murder and stalking online instead of making a game of it a Bisexual Murder Mystery on Tinder’s ‘Swipe Night’ FeatureStar Calvin Seabrooks talks representation in our exclusive

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LGBTQ2 for November 22

BCE to The Suffragettes

1869, France – French gay author and the 1947 Nobel Prize winner for literature Andre Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) is born. He was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 “for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight.” Gide’s career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. In his journal, Gide distinguishes between adult-attracted “sodomites” and boy-loving “pederasts”, categorizing himself as the latter.

1913, UK– British gay composer, conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) is born. He was an English composer, conductor and pianist and a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music,  orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

1935 – Mary Alfreda Smith was born (November 22, 1935). Reverend Elder Freda Smith is an American political and LGBT activist, working in the areas of women’s and minority rights. She worked on the Robert F Kennedy election campaign in 1968, and helped overturn laws that criminalized homosexual activity in California. In 1972 she became the first ordained clergywoman of the Metropolitan Community Church.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 – Former world number one professional tennis player Billie Jean King (November 22, 1943) is born. She  won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women’s doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States’ captain in the Federation Cup. King is an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice. In 1968, King realized that she was attracted to women, and in 1971, began an intimate relationship with her secretary, Marilyn Barnett (born Marilyn Kathryn McRae on January 28, 1948). King acknowledged the relationship when it became public in a May 1981 ‘palimony‘ lawsuit filed by Barnett, making King the first prominent professional female athlete to come out as a lesbian.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1963 –

In the defining Boomer Moment: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated.


Jazz diva Nina Simone charted with “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black.” The song obviously had a more receptive audience among R&B chart listeners as it reached #8 while only making it to #76 pop.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


Barry Manilow‘s “I Write the Songs” enters the US chart, on its way to number one. Although Manilow wrote many of his hits, this one was actually written by Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys. Blogger Nina Notes: Have to wonder what his career would have been had he been out gay, eh.

on the usa charts: songs  The previous #1 “Island Girl” by Elton John was fourth, while LP charts Rock of the Westies by Elton John led the way

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


 Mae West dies in Los Angeles at the age of 88. A major classic era hollywood star who challenged public morality, was a fave a gay men. Rumors that she was really a man were finally proven false. She was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

ABBA scored their sixth UK No.1 album when Super Trouper started a nine week run at the top of the charts. The album which features the No.1 singles ‘The Winner Takes It All’ and ‘Super Trouper’, became the biggest-selling of 1980 in the UK.


The Lesbian fave band: The Pretenders released their great single “Middle Of The Road”.


on the USA song charts,  Madonna peaked at #3 with “True Blue”, 

on the LP, at 4 Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors and Madonna’s Tue Blue LP #10

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


Freddie Mercury (Queen) issued a public statement confirming that he had “been tested HIV positive and have AIDS.”


Singer Sophie B. Hawkins makes her acting debut on Fox’s “Party Of Five”.


Ladies and Gentlemen:  The Best of George Michael topped the U.K. Album chart.

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

2004, UK – Lord Peter Mandelson (born 21 October 1953) is the first openly gay Commissioner of the European Union. He is a British Labour politician, president of international think tank Policy Network and Chairman of strategic advisory firm Global Counsel. Reinaldo Avila da Silva (born September 1972, a Brazilian-British translator was his partner from 1998 to 2007 when “Mandy” met Marco Coretti, owner of a chic boutique close to the Spanish Steps in Rome.


Waterloo by ABBA was voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers in 31 countries across Europe voted during a special show in Copenhagen to celebrate the annual event’s 50th birthday

2011 – An independent arbiter rules that Baltimore County, Maryland must extend spousal benefits to the same-sex spouses of two police officers who legally married in another state.

2011 – An independent arbiter rules that Baltimore County, Maryland must extend spousal benefits to the same-sex spouses of two police officers who legally married in another state.


This is where the gender problem begins…. from insecure/toxic masculinity

to gay men/transwomen doing toxic femininity

with some toxic femininity in women which is mostly upholding the maleness of society Men Share Reasons They’ve Been Called GayToxic masculinity is alive and

“In this exciting new discovery, we see a Yorkshire farmer arguing that homosexuality is innate and something that shouldn’t be punished by death,” says Oxford researcher Eamonn O’Keeffe. 200-year-old diary that’s rewriting gay history – BBC NewsA Yorkshire farmer’s journal from 1810 reveals surprisingly modern views on being“Drive My Car” Worth the WaitA heavy diet of movies will prove the subjectivity of time. An inept 10-minute short can feel like endless torture to sit through. Every film has its own rhythm. Good films follow them, great films create complex new ones. Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” may not quite land in the latter category, but […]‘1000-Lb. Sisters’ Preview: Tammy’s Niece Comes Out As Bisexual – Hollywood LifeTammy’s niece opens up about being bisexual in this exclusive ‘1000-Lb. Sisters’ LESBIAN LOVE STORIES at Wynnum FringeCreated by The Local Lesbians, Lesbian Love Stories is a joyous yet occasionally heartbreaking depiction of sapphic tales from around the in Ireland denies married lesbian a hysterectomy | IrishCentral.comAn Irish woman has revealed that her gynecologist denied her a hysterectomy in case her “sexual orientation changes” and she decides to have children. From Away: Why a Black lesbian from the U.S. south chose P.E.I. as home | CBC NewsEvelyn Bradley is a Black lesbian from the southern states who moved to P.E.I. last year. Here’s why she chooses to call Canada’s smallest province Siwa’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale is an LGBTQ win2021 ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale on ABC: Why JoJo Siwa is already an LGBT winner, even if she and Jenna Johnson lose on Monday Church of England woman bishop who campaigned for LGBT rights to retireThe Right Reverend Christine Hardman said it had been ‘her pleasure’ to serve the Calls Out Foota Hype Anti-LGBT Hypocrisy Over Wearing Designer Brands – Urban IslandzSpice has been going toe to toe with her critics, who have been pushing for her to cancel a booking for her performance at the Toronto Gay Pride Gay Veterans Receiving Benefits to School Board Member Demanding Burning LGBT Books, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

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THIS DAY IN LGBT HISTORY – NOVEMBER 22 | Ronni Sanlo › this-day-in-lgbt-history-novem…Nov 22, 2019 — 1935 – Mary Alfreda Smith was born (November 22, 1935). Reverend Elder Freda Smith is an American political and LGBT activist, working in the …You visited this page on 21/11/21.

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1777 – French diplomat Chevalier d’Eon (5 October 1728 – 21 May 1810) is formally presented to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as a woman. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont (was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier who fought in the Seven Years’ War. D’Éon had androgynous physical characteristics and natural abilities as a mimic, good features for a spy. D’Éon appeared publicly as a man and pursued masculine occupations for 49 years, although during that time d’Éon successfully infiltrated the court of Empress Elizabeth of Russia by presenting as a woman. For 33 years, from 1777, d’Éon dressed as a woman, identifying as female. Doctors who examined d’Éon’s body after death discovered “male organs in every respect perfectly formed,” but also feminine characteristics.

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


People by Barbra Streisand was the #1 album for the fourth straight week

1966 – The term ‘gender identity’ is first used in a press release to publicize a new clinic for transsexuals at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The concept is picked up by the media, and quickly becomes common currency around the world.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

November 21,1971Elton John kicked off a 13-date UK tour at The Coventry Theatre, promoting his new album Madman Across The Water. The album cover for Madman Across the Water was embroidered over two weeks by Janis Larkham, wife of the album art director David Larkham. She used the back of an old Levi’s jacket, and the original was gifted to John.

1972 – Jim Gaylord is fired from his teaching job in Tacoma, WA, via a letter. It read, in part: “The specific probable cause for your discharge is that you have admitted occupying a public status that is incompatible with the conduct required of teachers in this district. Specifically, that you have admitted being a publicly known homosexual.” In 2016, 42 years after he lost his job, Gaylord received an apology from the Tacoma School District.

November 21, 1975

At the start of Elton John week in Los Angeles, the singer received a Star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.

Frida Lyngstad of ABBA had the #1 album in Sweden with her solo release Frida Alone.

1977, Canada – In Toronto, The Body Politic containing an article entitled “Men loving boys loving men” goes on sale. The article by Gerald Hannon sparked a controversy that eventually led to the folding of the paper.

Nina Notes: as it should have – Pedophiles are sexual predators, children are not capable of consent and lack agency versus adults.

That the Body Politic became Xtra! in Toronto, which including being a national newspaper and publishing in Vancouver, BC, Island Xtra from Victoria, in Calgary Alberta and in Ottawa as capital Xtra! before all where merged online as : dailyxtra.

In the 1990s, Xtra! was one of the organizations that left the International gay and lesbian association which was required to not include pedophiles to be a United Nations Non-Government Advisory Groups on rights, owing to children needing protection, including rights, which pedophilia is incompatible with.

the International Association had to make a clear decision of who was in LGBT and who was not. The Pedophile groups and some other groups left the association, and at Xtra West, lesbian editor Cindy Filpenko was fired for an editorial against pedophiles by Xtra’s Ken Popert, partner of Brian Mossop who’s early 1990s case won federal employees who were LGBTQ2 the same employee benefits that heterosexuals had contractually.


Prince‘s second single “Just As Long As We’re Together” was released.

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

1981 –

Sergeant Charles H. Cochrane (August 5, 1943–May 5, 2008), a 14 year veteran of the NYPD, created shock waves by testifying before a New York City Council hearing in favor of a gay rights bill. Following on the testimony of a Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Vice President who denounced the bill, and declared he didn’t know of any homosexual police officers, Cochrane stunned those present by announcing, “I am very proud of being a New York City Police Officer, and I am equally proud of being gay.” Cochrane’s public testimony lent significantly toward the official formation of the Gay Officers Action League, Inc., (G.O.A.L.) which became the first official police fraternal society in the world to represent LGBT professionals within the criminal justice system. Since that time, similar organizations for LGBT Law Enforcement Officers, Criminal Justice professionals as well as Firefighters and EMS personnel have been established around the world. Cochrane died of cancer on May 5, 2008 at the age of 64.

Queen and David Bowie were at No.1 in the UK with Under Pressure. They recorded the song together when both acts were working in a German recording studio. It was David Bowie’s first released collaboration with another recording artist.

“Physical” by Olivia Newton John was officially the #1 song although most radio stations had either “Waiting For A Girl Like You” by Foreigner or “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones as the top song.

Olivia Newton-John started the first of 10 weeks at the top of the US singles chart with the controversial “Physical”. It was her fourth US #1 and went on to sell over 2 million copies. In the UK, the song reached #7.  Rather than touring, ONJ did a tv special comprised of a music video for each LP song, the music video for “Physical” more controversial than the female heterosexually sexually explicit song where female sexuality was so upsetting to the public that in the video, rather than a plot suggested by the lyrics, the video was set in a gym and ONJ turns overweight men into buff gay men.

1987 –

Having raided and closed down The Detour bar the night before, Los Angeles police raid and shut down the One Way bar over alleged violations to the city’s fire ordinance. In a series of raids on gay bars, the Los Angeles Police Department closed down the One Way for fire ordinance violations. The LAPD came to the conclusion that the manpower necessary to close the One Way would be ten police cars and several fire trucks and various other city vehicles.

Little Richard was the minister when actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married.

George Michael bounced from 18 to 10 with”Faith”.

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


Cher moved into the #1 slot on the U.K. Album chart with her Greatest Hits package.

1997 – The University of California Board of Regents votes to extend domestic partner benefits to partners of lesbian and gay employees.

1999 –

British writer Quentin Crisp  (25 December 1908 – 21 November 1999) dies at age 90. He was an English writer, raconteur and actor.From a conventional suburban background, Crisp enjoyed wearing make-up and painting his nails, and worked as a rent-boy in his teens. He then spent thirty years as a professional model for life-classes in art colleges. The interviews he gave about his unusual life attracted increasing public curiosity and he was soon sought after for his highly individual views on social manners and the cultivating of style. His one-man stage show was a long-running hit both in Britain and America and he also appeared in films and on TV. In 1995 he was among the many people interviewed for The Celluloid Closet, an historical documentary addressing how Hollywood films have depicted homosexuality.


Celine Dion achieved her fourth #1 album in the U.K. with her compilation All the Way…A Decade of Songs.

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

2001 – Maryland’s Anti-discrimination Act becomes law. It prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations, housing and employment. Maryland becomes the 12th state to enact such protections for homosexuals.


In Santa Barbara, CA, Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation. Jackson immediately posted the $3 million bail and then flew back to Las Vegas where he had been filming a video. He was given an arraignment date of January 9, 2004.

2006, Israel – Israeli Supreme Count recognizes international same-sex marriages.

2007: Jennifer Granholm, governor of the U.S. state of Michigan, issues an executive order prohibiting employment discrimination based on gender identity or expression in the public sector.

2014, Gambia – The Gambian president signs anti-homosexuality law which calls for the imprisonment for people caught in same-sex sexual activity.

2021 Taylor Greene Slams RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel for Embracing LGBT Voters“She’s declaring an LGBT coalition,” Greene said. “Well, you know, the Republican Party doesn’t play identity politics.”

Dear Heterosexuals: why is violence a norm?

it is exactly this attitude that transgender has leveraged as if they are the only target

so by heteros on one side and trans on the other…. gays, lesbians and bisexuals, along with some heteros who are not violent

trans gender identity is directly related to heteronormative lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle” / LGBTQ NationMontana Sen. Theresa Manzella said LGBTQ people “play the protected class card” when they get beat up for holding hands in public…

From the article: “A lot of people just assume that when they look at somebody that they can see their gender right away,”

NIna Notes: Humans rely upon ordinary human senses and we can see objective reality.

whatever is in a person’s mind for their self identity that outside of the human range to perceive – and requires discussion

not everyone having to assume everyone they see might not be as they appear

and those who are self loathing and seeking others to validate them

humans are a sexually reproducing and symmetrical species

that means two genders, and some humans are not procreatively attracted: sexual orientation is not a preference nor a perversion

it is up to emerging demographics to form a community, about St. Thomas resident’s queer identity has led to isolation, depression | CBC NewsRenee Senior identifies as non-binary and is agender. They say misunderstandings about their identity have led to isolation and

trans demonstrate an inability to understand, consider or respect others

Lesbians are valid and our characteristics that heteros oppressed us for do not form hate nor bigotry against trans

if gender is a spectrum, differing points do not the same gender make

and every person is entitled to a no, human rights do not apply to dating, only the public square.

what this is is rape culture and removing a no and shaming lesbians for being lesbians

transwomen complaining about not having sex with lesbians are incels, and this is sexual harrassment on public view

and along with the TERF name calling, trans have given a reason to be feared and avoided brands lesbians ‘sexual racists’ for raising concerns about sex with transgender women | Daily Mail OnlineIt was a long-overdue, painstaking investigation into claims that predatory trans women have been pressuring lesbians for sex, published on the BBC News

more are identifying into LGBTQ2 for not wanting to be hetero

but using labels that do not actually apply to one’s life

this is a weird kinda situation where would be allies make queer oppression a competition with queers Accelerating Acceptance: More Americans accept LGBTQ peopleMore people are identifying as members of the LGBTQ community, but visibility has its price, according to GLAAD’s Accelerating Acceptance, AAPI, LGBTQ advocates want to shape congressional maps – Los Angeles TimesIntense jockeying underway as a state panel redraws California’s congressional couple’s vehicle vandalized over Shabbat in W. Bank settlementAn LGBTQ couple’s vehicle was vandalized while they spent Shabbat with family in a religious funds Emory clinical research lab for LGBTQ health-related study | The Emory WheelThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently began funding the Wharton Lab, a research lab in Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, $812,655 for a three-year study concerning the relationship between LGBTQ individuals and age-related diseases. The study began Sept. 30 and will end in late August 2024. “I’ve really always been fascinated […] gay judge is great but LGBTQ need much more than thatSaurabh Kirpal is slated to be the first openly gay judge in the Delhi High Court. In a more perfect world, only his qualifications to be a judge would matter. That he is gay should… Future of Digital Assistants Is Queer | WIREDAI assistants continue to reinforce sexist stereotypes, but queering these devices could help reimagine their relationship to gender

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