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BCE to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 — Mandy Carter is born (born 1948). She is a Black American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist. She is a former Executive Director and one of the six co-founders of the North Carolina-based Southerners On New Ground (SONG). Carter was a four-year (1996-2000) North Carolina Member-At-Large of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and a member of both the DNC Gay and Lesbian Caucus and the DNC Black Caucus. She was a delegate at the 2000 Democratic National Convention, as well as one of the four co-chairs for the daily meeting of the DNC Gay and Lesbian Caucus.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955  – Three men are accused of having sex with teenagers in Boise, Idaho, setting off a politically motivated 15-month investigation of local gay male networks. Some 1,400 people are questioned in the McCarthy Era witch-hunt that results. Dozens are arrested, nine men are imprisoned for as long as 15 years, and an untold number of gay men flee the city.

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

1961, Canada -Singer k. d. (Kathryn Dawn ) lang (November 2, 1961) is born in Consort, Alberta. She is a multiple Grammy-winning pop singer/songwriter and an androgynous, unapologetic gay woman (her choice of words), one of the first performers of her caliber ever to come out. Lang is also known for being an animal rights, gay rights, and Tibetan human rights activist. She performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” live at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and brought the world to tears.

November 2, 1962Little Richard performed the second of fourteen days at the Star Club in Hamburg, West Germany. Also on the bill with Richard was a young unknown group called The Beatles, whose bass player, Paul McCartney, had reportedly asked Richard if he could teach him his vocal style.

1969 – A nationwide poll of US doctors revealed 67% were in favor of the repeal of sodomy laws.

1969 – The Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organizations votes at its convention to abandon the Annual Reminder demonstration in Philadelphia in favor of an event to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. This proposed event would eventually blossom into the first Christopher Street Liberation Day, held on June 28, 1970.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


 The show Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments was shown on CBS-TV.


on the usa charts at 4  Elton John slid up with “The Bitch Is Back” 

1977 – SAGE-Senior Action in a Gay Environment is founded in NYC with the goal of improving the lives of lesbian and gay seniors.

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

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

1993: Voters in Cincinnati, Ohio and Lewiston, Maine repeal bans on discrimination based on homosexual orientation.

1999 – A United Methodist Church committee found that operators of a church campground in Des Plaines, Illinois discriminated when they refused to rent a cabin to a gay couple.

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

2004 – Voters in 11 U.S. states back constitutional amendment bans on same-sex marriage. They are Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Utah.

2004: Voters in San Mateo County, California approve a measure to prohibit public-sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, with 70.5% of votes in favor.


Lisa Marie Presley performed “IDIOT” on “Ellen”.

2010 – Voters in El Paso, Texas pass an initiative that strips health insurance benefits from the unmarried partners of city employees. Supporters say that their intention was to target gay city employees and their partners.

2011 – The United States Internal Revenue Service announces that it intends to issue a formal agreement, known as a “notice of acquiescence,” with the 2010 United States Tax Court decision in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner, allowing people to deduct the costs for treating gender identity disorder from their federal income taxes. The issue for the court was whether a taxpayer who has been diagnosed with gender identity disorder can deduct sex reassignment surgery costs as necessary medical expenses under 26 U.S.C. § 213. The IRS argued that such surgery is cosmetic and not medically necessary. The case was brought by Rhiannon O’Donnabhain is a transgender woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2001.

2021 exhibit tells multilayered story of LGBTQ history in Palm SpringsLGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert will present an exhibit during Palm Springs Pride Nov. 4-7 at the Welwood Murray Memorial fundraiser supports LGBTQ staff fired from Catholic parishes, schools | National Catholic ReporterLinda Karle-Nelson says that $5,000 isn’t much, but it’s enough to make a statement of support for LGBTQ people who have been fired from their… advice columnists paved the way for LGBTQ rights in America / LGBTQ NationFor many millions of Americans, advice columns served the important dual function of providing advice to those seeking help and providing a stimulating, interesting peek into the lives of the people around us… of Congress urged to boycott anti-LGBTQ National Prayer Breakfast | Salon.comFreedom From Religion Foundation asks Congress to drop “nonpartisan” annual right-wing recruitment Protest In Sydney For LGBT Rights, Against Dominic Perrottet’s ‘Agenda’ – Star ObserverThe protest was organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights and sought to draw attention to the proposed bills and legislation that will “erode the rights” of the LGBTQI community. Protest In Sydney For LGBT Rights, Against Dominic Perrottet’s ‘Agenda’ – Star ObserverThe protest was organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights and sought to draw attention to the proposed bills and legislation that will “erode the rights” of the LGBTQI community. pleads: Improve grim living conditions of LGBT refugees in Kenya – Erasing 76 CrimesA new report highlights the difficult living conditions faced by hundreds of LGBT asylum seekers living in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. The report by the Organization for Refuge, Asyl… Senate confirmed Beth Robinson to the New York-based federal appeals court, marking an LGBT first and giving the court a majority of Democratic Fight Back Against Poland’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’“LGBT-free zones” have made Poland the laughingstock of Europe, critics argue. Activists are now leading the fight against a wave of LGBT+ community centre ‘destroyed’ by frenzied fascist mob led by presidential candidateAn LGBT+ centre in Bulgaria has been “destroyed” in an attack by a group of fascists led by far-right presidential candidate Boyan LGBT activist Gal Uchovsky accused of sexual assault | The Times of IsraelTV personality apologizes, quits as president of Israel Gay Youth nonprofit, after 2 men are quoted alleging he assaulted them in recent‘The Taliban has a kill 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 now kno…

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