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LGBTQ2 for November 13

BCE to The Suffragettes

354, Africa – St Augustine (13 November 354 – 28 August 430) is born in Tagaste, North Africa. He was an early North African Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. In his writing he discusses his love for his closest friend saying he contemplated joining him in death. “I felt that his soul and mine were one soul in two bodies.” 

1933, Germany – Top level members of the Third Reich advise the Head of Police to transport homosexuals to the concentration camp Fuhlsbuttel near Hamburg. The Third Reich had recently established homosexuals as a category of prisoners.


NBC formed the first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio broadcasting. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

November 13, 1956

In a decision that cited the 1954 Brown vs. the Board of Education case and other cases that banned segregation in public parks and playgrounds, the United States Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.

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


After 35 weeks, the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” reached #1 on the Album chart.  That album toppled Help! by the Beatles. At six,  Look At Us from Sonny & Cher, with #8 the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins”, Barbra Streisand was emphatic with My Name Is Barbra  at #9

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

November 13, 1974

No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” John Lennon. Elton John plays piano and organ and sings backing vocals on the song.


Barry Manilow owned the new #1 Easy Listening song–“This One’s For You”.

Elton John’s new album Blue Moves debuted at #3.  Elton’s last three albums (Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt CowboyRock of the Westies and now Blue Moves) debuted at #1, #1 and #3, respectively. 

1979 – San Francisco swore in its first openly gay and lesbian police officers.

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

1985, United Kingdom – Manchester gay rights advocate and politician Margaret Roff (1943-1987) becomes the country’s first openly lesbian (or gay) mayor. A few months after retiring from the Council, in October 1987, Margaret Roff died in a hotel fire in Puerta Cabezas when she had been part of a women’s delegation to Nicaragua.


Sonny and Cher sang “I Got You Babe” on the David Letterman show.

1989 – A federal court rules that the Armstrong amendment, which would have cut off Washington DC’s entire 1989 budget unless the city council exempted religious educational institutions from the gay rights provisions of the city’s human rights law, was unconstitutional. William Armstrong introduced the measure after the DC Court of Appeals ruled that Georgetown University was not exempt from the gay rights law and ordered the University to provide facilities to gay & lesbian student organizations that are equal to those provided to other student groups.

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


Madonna released the album The Immaculate Collection.

1991 – Audre Lorde  February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992), the influential Black lesbian poet, becomes the New York State Poet Laureate. She receives the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit from Gov. Mario Cuomo, Sr., making her the Poet Laurette of New York State from 1991-1993. Her impassioned and political acceptance speech receives a standing ovation.


Elton John performs his first gig in Mexico before an audience of 90,000.

1995, New Zealand – A group of lesbians protested an appearance by Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe at a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government in Auckland. He had told a group of journalists that homosexuals are trying to destroy society.


The musical “The Lion King” opened.


A report showed that The Spice Girls were the highest earners in pop during the 90’s with their debut album ‘Spice’ selling over 20 million copies. Elton John was second with 14 million sales from ‘The Lion King’.

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


Elton John released the live album Elton John One Night Only – The Greatest Hits. It was recorded over two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City less than a month earlier.


 In the U.S., the city council of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passes an ordinance which adds sexual orientation to its municipal anti-discrimination law.

Madonna released her compilation GHV2.


Elton John, who once claimed to own more than 4,000 pairs of glasses, announced that he planned to have Lasik eye surgery.


Wynonna Judd is arrested and charged with DUI after police stop her while speeding through Nashville. She’s released after posting a $500 bond.

Madonna donates 100,000 copies of her children’s book Mr. Peabody’s Apple to schoolteachers across the U.S.

The Chinese government refuse to let all-girl punk band Hang on the Box leave the country for a U.K. tour after deeming their music “an inappropriate representation.


Madonna tops the U.K. singles chart with “Hung Up.”


47-year-old Boy George was charged by British Police with falsely imprisoning 28-year-old Auden Karlsen, who had gone to the musician’s flat as a photo model. The former Culture Club lead singer, whose real name is George O’Dowd, would be found guilty in January, 2009 and sentenced to 15 months in jail.

2008: The NoH8 Campaign begins.


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