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LGBTQ2 for November 25

BCE to The Suffragettes

 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.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

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.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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.”

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

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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