BCE to The Suffragettes
1901, Mexico – Police raid a gay dance club. Of the 41 attendees, 29 men are dressed in women’s clothing and all are members of the highest classes of society. Punishment was conscription into the army. As a result of the Dance of the Forty-One Raid, the number 41 is adopted into Mexican popular culture as reference to homosexuality. No segment of the army is allowed to be given the unit number 41.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Canada – Gay McGill holds the first of what were to become the most successful community dances in Montreal. They ended in May 1975 because of the withdrawal of liquor license by Quebec liquor board.
The New Yorker publishes its first gay-themed short, “Minor Heroism” by Allan Gurganus.
Donna Summer remained at #1 with “MacArthur Park”, Anne Murray’s former #1 “You Needed Me” dropped to 3, and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” from Barbra (Streisand) & Neil (Diamond) rose from 16-4.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts released the album I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Tracy Chapman stayed at 9 on the USA LP Charts with Crossroads
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1996 – Psychologist Dr. Evelyn Hooker (September 2, 1907 – November 18, 1996) dies. Her research at UCLA provided some of the earliest evidence that homosexuality is not a psychological disease.
Céline Dion released the album “Let’s Talk About Love,” which includes the song “My Heart Will Go On” from the movie “Titanic.” In her native Canada, it set a record for first-week sales: 230,000 copies, meaning one out of every 100 Canadians bought the album in the first seven days of its release.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Britney Spears scored her second US No.1 album with ‘Britney.’ The album’s success made her the first female artist in music history to have her first three studio albums to debut at the No.1 spot. This record however would later be broken by Spears herself with her 4th studio album In the Zone which charted in the same position.
ABC aired Britney Spears’ first TV concert, “Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas.”
2003, UK – Section 28 or Clause 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 caused the addition of Section 2A to the Local Government Act 1986, which affected England, Wales and Scotland. The amendment was enacted on May 24, 1988, and stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” The law was repealed on this day in 2003.
2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that the state’s constitution guarantees equal marriage rights for same-sex couples (Goodridge v. Department of Public Health). The November 18, 2003, decision was the first by a U.S. state’s highest court to find that same-sex couples had the right to marry and sparking a national wildfire of civil disobedience (the issuing of marriage licenses authorized by mayors and city councils in San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; New Paltz, NY and Sandoval County, N.M.) and dozens of lawsuits in those and many other jurisdictions.
A Belgian songwriter won a plagiarism case against Madonna over her 1998 hit single ‘Frozen.’ Salvatore Acquaviva claimed that the song copied one of his recordings, the judge agreed that Madonna’s single used four bars of his song ‘Ma Vie Fout L’camp’, which roughly translates as ‘My Life’s Getting Nowhere.’
Cher had her hand and foot prints placed in cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
adult women of all sexualities’ are refused pregnancy prevention and sold products instead because doctors insist women will change their minds and have children
meanwhile, children and teens are being given puberty blockers and surgery to alter their bodies…
https://nypost.com/2021/11/17/married-lesbian-rachel-champ-allegedly-denied-hysterectomy-by-doctor/Married lesbian Rachel Champ allegedly denied hysterectomy by doctorA married lesbian woman was left in tears after her doctor rejected a hysterectomy — saying she could eventually decide to leave her wife for a man, according to a report.nypost.com
https://culturess.com/2021/11/17/demonic-bisexual-bisexual-representation/What does the demonic bisexual mean for bisexual representation on TV?Genre shows are so stranger to bisexual representation, but why is it that only evil-coded factions are allowed to explore fluidity in sexuality?culturess.com
cannibals are not representative of lesbian
this is not progress, this is the lesbian as threat, serial killers and vampires.
https://www.autostraddle.com/yellowjackets-features-one-1-lesbian-teen-cannibal/“Yellowjackets” Features One (1) Confirmed Lesbian Teen CannibalLena Waithe is making a Hoop Dreams-inspired drama, will a queer Miranda save the Sex and the City reboot, a queer Barney the Dino doc is on the way, and more!www.autostraddle.com
this is why specific language matters – it is where meaning is
and words do not include opposite, that is where meaning is lost.
https://www.npr.org/2021/11/18/1055666543/the-limitations-of-the-sapphic-anthemThe limitations of the ‘sapphic anthem’ : NPRThe sapphic music label turns lesbian identity into a homogenous category.www.npr.orgShareEmoji
http://sfbaytimes.com/non-lez-lesbian-icons/Non-Lez Lesbian Icons – San Francisco Bay Times | San Francisco Bay TimesBy Jewelle Gomez– Let’s travel way back to those mysterious times—BE. Before Ellen, that is. Or before Kristen Stewart publicly shifted her affections from the silver-skinned vampire, Robert Pattinson, to a series of charming ladies. Or before Queen Latifah finally acknowledged what we always knew. And while we may hope that one day it won’t […]sfbaytimes.com
I have no idea if this is real because this is one of the stupidest things I have ever read
http://honisoit.com/2021/11/engineers-fight-back-against-lesbian-occupation-of-pnr/Engineers fight back against lesbian occupation of PNR – Honi SoitEngineering students across campus have formed the Engineering Action Committee (EAC) to oppose the occupation of PNR by non-Engineering students…honisoit.com
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/call-to-unveil-private-diaries-of-bisexual-lord-mountbatten-tcp0vgfldCall to unveil private diaries of ‘bisexual’ Lord Mountbatten | News | The TimesA historian is seeking access to the diaries and letters of Lord and Lady Mountbatten, which he believes could contain evidence of his bisexuality.Andrew Lownie, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, also hopes to find proof of the earl’s lovers including Shirley MacLaine, the Hollywood actress,www.thetimes.co.uk
https://news.nd.edu/news/gay-men-earn-the-most-undergraduate-and-graduate-degrees-in-the-us-study-shows/Gay men earn undergraduate and graduate degrees at the highest rate in the US, study shows | News | Notre Dame News | University of Notre DameNotre Dame News gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s academic and research mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institute of higher learning.news.nd.edu
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-59302657Saurabh Kirpal: The man who could be India’s first openly gay judge – BBC NewsExperts say Saurabh Kirpal’s appointment will inspire other LGBTQ lawyers and judges to come out.www.bbc.com
https://www.vice.com/en/article/3abqb5/afghanistan-lesbian-couple-who-fled-taliban-now-dream-of-getting-married-in-the-usLesbian Couple Who Fled Taliban Now Dream of Getting Married in the USSalma and Khadija faced marginalisation and repression under Afghanistan’s previous governments, forced to conceal their sexuality from their families. But when the Taliban took over, they feared for their lives.www.vice.com
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/hq-health-clinic-1.6251077Health-care hub for gay men and trans community set to open in downtown Toronto | CBC NewsAfter some minor setbacks caused by the pandemic and supply chain delays, HQ is set to open to the public at Bay and College streets in February of next year. In addition to sexual health, HQ will also offer on-site mental health services and social programming.www.cbc.ca
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/11/18/oregon-man-charged-hate-crime-attack-grindr/8664125002/Oregon man used Grindr to target, brutally attack gay man, feds sayAn Oregon man was charged with a federal hate crime after law enforcement said he brutally attacked a gay man he targeted on the dating app Grindr.www.usatoday.com
maybe pointing out being an asshole is a bad thing in simple language than trying to be meta with the cancel cancel culture
Explain that self identifiers do cause harm to those who are in the demographic
from gender, ethnicity and sexuality are not word games – but lived lives with real world consequences
the characteristics for which demographics historically and currently experience violence and barriers to the public square
being taken lightly and without regard to the persons in the demographic
is more of the same oppression
interesting the difference in response to the first letter writer
and the one from the heteroman who hits on Dan Savage…
https://www.straight.com/living/dan-savage-no-law-says-you-cant-self-identify-as-a-lesbianDan Savage: No law says you can’t self-identify as a lesbian | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyDan advises an AMAB reader who identifies as nonbinary and leans “toward femininity” that they can self-identify as a lesbian because there are no identity cops out there.www.straight.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
Today in LGBT History – November 18 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov. 18, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – November 18 · ico – Police raid a gay dance club. · 1972, Canada – Gay McGill holds the first of what were to become the …
THIS DAY IN LGBT HISTORY – NOVEMBER 18 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › this-day-in-lgbt-history-novem…Nov. 18, 2019 — THIS DAY IN LGBT HISTORY – NOVEMBER 18 · Musings of an Aging Lesbian · I began submitting two of my plays for production consideration. · Gratitude …