LGBTQ2 for December 31

BCE to The Suffragettes

12-31-1897 – 02-27-1964 Orry-Kelly (b. Orry George Kelly) – Born in Kiama, New 

South Wales, Australia. He was an Australian-American gay costume designer. He won three Academy Awards for Best Costume Design. Orry-Kelly worked on many films now considered classics, including 42nd Street, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey, Oklahoma!, Auntie Mame, and Some Like It Hot. His memoir, Women I’ve Undressed, was discovered in the care of a relative and coincided with Gillian Armstrong’s 2015 documentary on Kelly, Women He’s Undressed. The memoir was published in 2015. Kelly states in his memoir that he was involved with Cary Grant when Grant was Archie Leach. The two lived together while both were pursuing their careers. Upon Kelly’s death, Grant was one of the pallbearers.

1901 – Beauford Delaney (December 30, 1901 – March 26, 1979) is born. He was a gay African American modernistpainter. He is remembered for his work with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his later works in abstract expressionism following his move to Paris in the 1950s. Beauford’s younger brother, Joseph, was also a noted painter. In Greenwich Village, where his studio was, Delaney became part of a gay bohemian circle of mainly white friends; but he was furtive and rarely comfortable with his sexuality. The pressures of being “black and gay in a racist and homophobic society” would have been difficult enough, but Delaney’s own Christian upbringing and “disapproval” of homosexuality, the presence of a family member (his artist brother Joseph) in the New York art scene and the “macho abstract expressionists emerging in lower Manhattan’s art scene” added to this pressure. So he “remained rather isolated as an artist even as he worked in a center of major artistic ferment… A deeply introverted and private person, Delaney formed no lasting romantic relationships.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

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12-31-1948 – 05-17-2012 Donna Summer – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a prominent gay icon of the underground disco scene. In the mid-1980s, she was embroiled in controversy after she allegedly made anti-gay remarks. Years later, Summer denied that she had ever made any such comments. She wrote a letter to the AIDS campaign group ACT UP apologizing for any pain she may have caused and to forgive her. In 1989 she also told The Advocate magazine that “a couple of the people I write with are gay, and they have been ever since I met them. What people want to do with their bodies is their personal preference.”

12-31-1948   Joe Dallesandro – Born in Pensacola, Florida. He is an American actor and Warhol superstar. Dallesandro is considered to be the

 most famous male sex symbol of American underground films of the 20th century, as well as a sex symbol of gay subculture. He starred in the 1968 Andy Warhol film Flesh. In 1970 Rolling Stone stated that his second film Trash, the “Best Film of the Year.” Dallesandro also had roles in mainstream films and also worked in television. He was awarded the Teddy Award in 2009, an honor recognizing filmmakers and artists who have contributed to the acceptance of LGBT people. Dallesandro is openly bisexual. In Lou Reed’s song, Walk on the Wild Side, about the characters Reed knew form Warhol’s studio, The Factory, the verse about Dallesandro used his nickname, Little Joe.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

December 31, 1955

It was announced that General Motors had become the first U.S. corporation with gross earnings in excess of $1 billion.

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

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12-31-1961 Joanna Johnson – Born in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an American actress, writer, and producer. Johnson is best known for her roles as Caroline Spencer Forrester and her twin sister, Karen Spencer on the CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She is also an executive producer and writer on the ABC family drama series The Fosters. During a May 2012 interview with TV Guide, she came out as a lesbian and is married to L.A. club promoter Michelle Agnew. They married in 2008, during the four months same-sex marriage in California was recognized. They have 2 adopted children.

1964 – The Council on Religion and the Homosexual holds a costume party at California Hall on Polk Street in San Francisco to raise money for the new organization. When the ministers informed the San Francisco Police Department of the event, the SFPD attempted to force the rented hall’s owners to cancel it. At the event itself, some of the ministers and ticket takers were arrested, creating a brief riot. Police attempt to intimidate some 600 guests by photographing each guest as they arrive. Three lawyers and Nancy May, a straight volunteer, are arrested. Though charges were dropped, the Council published a brief detailing how police oppressed and abused homosexuals.



1966, Canada – In Vancouver, the Association for Social Knowledge, Canada’s earliest homophile organization, opens the first community center to serve the homosexual community in Canada.

1967 –

Sonny And Cher are barred from Pasadena, California’s Tournament of Roses Parade for speaking out in support of the 2,000 demonstrators who protested a year-long campaign by sheriffs and police to clear the Strip of ‘loitering’ teenagers. Known as “the Sunset Strip rioters”, the group mainly consisted of 15-year-olds with long hair and acne who were confronted by several hundred riot-helmeted sheriff’s deputies.

During a raid on The Black Cat bar in San Francisco, a gay man was beaten so severely by police that his spleen was ruptured. The police department filed assault charges against the victim but he was acquitted.

December 31, 1968

For the first time ever, Americans spent more than $1 billion on records. According to Billboard magazine, album sales were 192 million units and singles sold 187 million units.

1969 – Drag queen acting troupe The Cockettes premiers their act in San Francisco. They are one of the first gender-bending performing groups. The Cockettes were an avant garde psychedelic hippie theater group founded by Hibiscus – George Edgerly Harris II (September 6, 1949 – May 6, 1982) – in the fall of 1969. The troupe was formed out of a group of hippie artists, men and women, who were living in Kaliflower, one of the many communes in Haight-Ashbury, a neighborhood of San FranciscoCalifornia. Hibiscus came to live with them because of their preference for dressing outrageously and proposed the idea of putting their lifestyle on the stage. Hibiscus died of Kaposi’s sarcoma due to complications from AIDS on May 6, 1982 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He was a very early AIDS casualty: at the time of his death the new illness was still referred to as GRID

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Life Magazine publishes an 11-page spread called Homosexuals in Revolt which discusses the post-Stonewall movement in a generally positive light for the first time.

12-31-1979   Danny Watts – Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. 

He was a British professional racing driver. After retiring, he came out publicly in 2017 as gay. He stated that he felt he needed to remain closeted in order to pursue his career in racing.

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

1981

MTV hosted the first New Year’s Eve Rock and Roll Ball.

1988, Guinea – Article 325 is added to Guinea’s penal code to make same-sex sexual activity illegal.

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

1990 – Ian McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is knighted by the Queen of England. He is the first openly gay man to be knighted. He is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards. He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Awardnominations. While McKellen had made his sexual orientation known to fellow actors early on in his stage career, it was not until 1988 that he came out to the general public, in a programme on BBC Radio. McKellen is a co-founder of Stonewall, an LGBT rights lobby group in the United Kingdom and also patron of LGBT History MonthPride London, Oxford Pride, GAY-GLOS, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, and FFLAG where he appears in their video “Parents Talking”.

12-31-1991   Noelle Stevenson – Born in Columbia, South Carolina. She is an American cartoonist and animation producer. Her fantasy comic Nimona and the comics series Lumberjanes both won an Elsner Award. Stevenson married cartoonist Molly Ostertag in September 2019. On October 11, 2020, National Coming Out Day, Stevenson wrote and illustrated her coming out story for Oprah Magazine. She described her journey of self-acceptance and her “battle against the gender essentialism of her Evangelical upbringing.”

1993 –

1993

Donna Summer performed at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, for Merv Griffin’s third annual New Year’s Eve special, which was shown on Fox-TV. It was also Summer’s forty-fifth birthday.

Barbra Streisand performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, her first paid concert in 22 years.

Transman Brandon Teena (December 12, 1972 – December 31, 1993) is murdered by the same young men who raped him a week earlier after discovering he’d been born female. His story is captured in the film Boys Don’t Cry. The headstone on his grave is inscribed with his birth name and uses female descriptors. Teena’s murder, along with that of Matthew Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), led to increased lobbying for hate crime laws in the United States.

1999

“Rave Un2 The Joy 2000” was aired. Prince had recorded the show on December 18, 1999 at Paisley Park Studios.

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

2003

Elton John, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Kiss performed on Dick Clark’s 32nd annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.  Newlyweds Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey helped Clark count down to the New Year in New York City’s Time Square.

2006

George Michael was paid a reported £1.5 million (about$2.35 million US) for a one-hour concert at a Russian billionaire’s New Year’s Eve party on his private estate 20 miles outside Moscow.

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

2014 – Musab Mohammed Masmari sets fire to the Seattle gay nightclub Neighbours in a stairwell. The fire was extinguished quickly. Masmari reportedly said homosexual people “should be exterminated” after expressing a “distaste” for members of the LGBT community to a friend.

2014

Nielsen Sound Scan reported that while overall album sales were down again in 2014, vinyl album sales grew by 52 percent to 9.2 million copies (up from 6.1 million in 2013). More vinyl albums were sold than in any other year since Nielsen started tracking music sales in 1991.

2014, Russia – The Russian large gay club called Central Station was forced to close after countless attacks of sprays of bullets and being gassed. It later reopened with the use of bulletproof glass and a longer walk from the metro station.

2021

O Canada eh

https://pressprogress.ca/top-conservative-anti-lgbtq-anti-abortion-and-anti-vaccine-eruptions-of-2021/Top Conservative Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Abortion and Anti-Vaccine Eruptions of 2021Horse dewormer, conversion therapy and nNeo-Nazi moneypressprogress.ca

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/12/30/new-wave-ex-gay-christian-admits-frequent-sex-with-men/New Wave Ex-Gay Christian admits frequent sex with menThis hypocrisy exposes slippery changed movement claims that being ‘ex-gay’ is possible and lasting in a personwww.losangelesblade.com

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17182655/and-just-like-that-miranda-lesbian-sex-carrie/And Just Like That spoiler: Sex And The City’s Miranda has lesbian sex with Carrie’s boss on drugs – behind Steve’s backSEX And The City fans are set to watch Miranda in a drug-fuelled lesbian romp with Carrie’s non-binary boss – behind Steve’s back. Comedian Che and lawyer Miranda last week snogge…www.thesun.co.uk

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/31/1069345400/how-a-lgbtq-bookstore-in-philadelphia-reinvented-itself-and-thrivedHow a LGBTQ bookstore in Philadelphia reinvented itself and thrived : NPRThe oldest LGBTQ bookstore in the country is a shop called Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia. But when the bookstore almost closed forever in 2014, it took big changes to help it survive.www.npr.org

being a market niche is a measure of our voting power

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/lgbtq-commercials-2021-will-melt-heart/LGBTQ commercials of 2021 that will warm your heart / LGBTQ NationFrom CarGurus to Doritos, when it came to commercials, 2021 was pretty gay…www.lgbtqnation.com

if your conduct and behaviour changes when you know you know someone, that is not support

https://www.pinkvilla.com/lifestyle/love-relationships/4-ways-support-friend-who-has-come-out-lgbt-9808344 Ways to support a friend who has come out as LGBT | PINKVILLAIf your friend has just come out as LGBT, what will your first reaction be? Asking them questions about how it happened or giving them a warm hug and…www.pinkvilla.com

Dear Religion: saying others are not human is hate speech.

saying demographics are lesser than human is hate speech.

from the article:

Pohjola is being charged for publishing Räsänen’s booklet, which argues against same-sex marriage, contrasts LGBT identities with the Christian notion of what it means to be human, and describes same-sex attraction possibly as being inherently sinful and possibly the result of a “negative developmental disorder.” It was released in 2004 by Luther Foundation Finland, the legal entity behind the ELMDF.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/january/finland-lgbt-trial-pohjola-rasanen-elmdf.htmlFinnish Bishop and Politician Face Trial for LGBT Statemen…… | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayFor the country’s diverse Lutherans, the case tests the resolve to speak up, the boundaries of tolerance, and Christians’ ability to communicate.www.christianitytoday.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1901 – Beauford Delaney (December 30, 1901 – March 26, 1979) is born. He was a gay African American modernistpainter. He is remembered for his work with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his later works in abstract expressionism following his move to Paris in the 1950s. Beauford’s younger brother, Joseph, was also a noted painter. In Greenwich Village, where his studio was, Delaney became part of a gay bohemian circle of mainly white friends; but he was furtive and rarely comfortable with his sexuality. The pressures of being “black and gay in a racist and homophobic society” would have been difficult enough, but Delaney’s own Christian upbringing and “disapproval” of homosexuality, the presence of a family member (his artist brother Joseph) in the New York art scene and the “macho abstract expressionists emerging in lower Manhattan’s art scene” added to this pressure. So he “remained rather isolated as an artist even as he worked in a center of major artistic ferment… A deeply introverted and private person, Delaney formed no lasting romantic relationships.

12-30-1910 – 11-18-1999   Paul Frederic Bowles – Born in Queens, New York City, New York. He was an American expatriate composer, author, 

and translator. Bowles studied music composition with Aaron Copland, who also became his lover. While living in Paris, he became a part of Gertrude Stein’s literary and artistic circle. In 1938, he married Jane Auer, an author and playwright. Their marriage was one of convenience, since both had intimate relationships with people of their own sex. The couple had a close relationship and were prominent among literary figures of New York throughout the 1940s. In 1947, he moved to Tangier, Morocco, where he lived for 52 years to the end of his life. Jane followed him in 1948. In 1957, Jane suffered a mild stroke. Her health began to decline and she died in 1973. In 1995, Bowles made his final return to New York where he attended the “Paul Bowles Festival” at Lincoln Center that celebrated his music. A Canadian documentary on his life, Let It Come Down: the Life of Paul Bowles won Best Documentary at the 27th Annual International Emmy Awards in New York City. Bowles died of heart failure in Tangier at the age of 88.

12-30-1915 – 06-26-2012 Sverker Åström – He was a Swedish diplomat. In 1964 he became Sweden’s Permanent Representative to 

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the United Nations. He stayed on this post until 1970, when he became Sweden’s chief negotiator on the EEC treaty in Brussels. He then served as Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 1972 to 1977, and as Swedish ambassador to France from 1978 until his retirement in 1982. In 2003, at the age of 87, he came out as gay. In an interview, he had explained that his role as a diplomate made it impossible to declare himself as homosexual in public, but that his superiors and others were informed to eliminate the possibility of him being blackmailed by foreign agents.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942

Frank Sinatra started an eight-week run of live performances at New York’s Paramount Theatre. Nearly 400 policemen were needed to handle his screaming “bobbysoxer” fans. Heteronormative culture, eh.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

December 30, 1953

The first color television sets, made by Admiral, went on sale in the U.S. for $1,175.

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

12-30-1964 Sophie Ward – Born in London, England. She is an English actress and the 

daughter of the actor Simon Ward. Her film roles include the part of Elizabeth Hardy in the film Young Sherlock Holmes. She had the recurring role of Dr. Helen Trent in the long-running television series, Heartbeat. In 1988, she married veterinary surgeon Paul Hobson and had two sons. They divorced in 1996 after Ward became involved with Korean-American writer Rena Brannan and came out as a lesbian. Ward and Brannan had a civil partnership ceremony in 2005 and in 2014 the couple legally married.

1964 – The Council on Religion and the Homosexual holds a costume party at California Hall on Polk Street in San Francisco to raise money for the new organization. When the ministers informed the San Francisco Police Department of the event, the SFPD attempted to force the rented hall’s owners to cancel it. At the event itself, some of the ministers and ticket takers were arrested, creating a brief riot. Police attempt to intimidate some 600 guests by photographing each guest as they arrive. Three lawyers and Nancy May, a straight volunteer, are arrested. Though charges were dropped, the Council published a brief detailing how police oppressed and abused homosexuals.

1966, Canada – In Vancouver, the Association for Social Knowledge, Canada’s earliest homophile organization, opens the first community center to serve the homosexual community in Canada.

1967

on the USA charts: songs Aretha Franklin raced up to #7 with “Chain Of Fools”

 Two LP soundtracks, “Doctor Zhivago” at #6 and “The Sound of Music” at #7 after 146 weeks,

– During a raid on The Black Cat bar in San Francisco, a gay man was beaten so severely by police that his spleen was ruptured. The police department filed assault charges against the victim but he was acquitted

1969 – Drag queen acting troupe The Cockettes premiers their act in San Francisco. They are one of the first gender-bending performing groups. The Cockettes were an avant garde psychedelic hippie theater group founded by Hibiscus – George Edgerly Harris II (September 6, 1949 – May 6, 1982) – in the fall of 1969. The troupe was formed out of a group of hippie artists, men and women, who were living in Kaliflower, one of the many communes in Haight-Ashbury, a neighborhood of San FranciscoCalifornia. Hibiscus came to live with them because of their preference for dressing outrageously and proposed the idea of putting their lifestyle on the stage. Hibiscus died of Kaposi’s sarcoma due to complications from AIDS on May 6, 1982 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He was a very early AIDS casualty: at the time of his death the new illness was still referred to as GRID

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Life Magazine publishes an 11-page spread called Homosexuals in Revolt which discusses the post-Stonewall movement in a generally positive light for the first time.

December 30, 1976ABBA, the world’s most successful singing group of the seventies, are awarded a US Gold record for their “Greatest Hits” album. Despite the compilation title, only half of the tracks had actually charted as hit singles in America.

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

12-30-1983 Nicholas “Nick” Symmonds – Born in Blytheville, Arkansas. His family moved to Boise Idaho when he was three. He is an 

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American middle-distance runner and a straight ally that dedicated his silver medal won in Moscow in 2013 to his LGBT friends in the U.S.A. He was a vocal critic of Russia’s “anti-gay” laws. He also published an article in the November 2013 issue of Runner’s World Magazine advocating that Congress should ban assault rifles and handguns for everyone except police and military personnel. He posed with his pet rabbit Mortimer for a PETA ad campaign against animal testing.

1988, Guinea – Article 325 is added to Guinea’s penal code to make same-sex sexual activity illegal

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

1990 – Ian McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is knighted by the Queen of England. He is the first openly gay man to be knighted. He is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards. He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Awardnominations. While McKellen had made his sexual orientation known to fellow actors early on in his stage career, it was not until 1988 that he came out to the general public, in a programme on BBC Radio. McKellen is a co-founder of Stonewall, an LGBT rights lobby group in the United Kingdom and also patron of LGBT History MonthPride London, Oxford Pride, GAY-GLOS, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, and FFLAG where he appears in their video “Parents Talking”.

1993 – Transman Brandon Teena (December 12, 1972 – December 31, 1993) is murdered by the same young men who raped him a week earlier after discovering he’d been born female. His story is captured in the film Boys Don’t Cry. The headstone on his grave is inscribed with his birth name and uses female descriptors. Teena’s murder, along with that of Matthew Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), led to increased lobbying for hate crime laws in the United States.

1995

“Waiting To Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston blew past the competition for a fifth straight week at #1 on the R&B chart.

on USA LP chart: Daydream moved into the #1 spot on the Album chart for Mariah Carey, bumping Anthology 1 by the Beatles.  the Soundtrack to “Waiting to Exhale” was fourth

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

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

2014 – Musab Mohammed Masmari sets fire to the Seattle gay nightclub Neighbours in a stairwell. The fire was extinguished quickly. Masmari reportedly said homosexual people “should be exterminated” after expressing a “distaste” for members of the LGBT community to a friend.

2014, Russia – The Russian large gay club called Central Station was forced to close after countless attacks of sprays of bullets and being gassed. It later reopened with the use of bulletproof glass and a longer walk from the metro station.

2015

78-year-old Bill Cosby was formally charged with sexual assault in relation to a 2004 accusation in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Cosby reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 with “Little Old Man (Uptight – Everything’s Alright)”. He also placed fifteen albums on the Hot 200, beginning with “I Started Out As A Child” in 1964.

LGBTQ2 blogger Nina Notes: the above is included as a heteronormative benefit of the doubt situation to contrast with the actions against LGBTQ2

2021

dear religious people:

you are delusional in your religion

that is why you do not understand others

and why you lash out against others you judge instead of understanding.

https://www.masslive.com/springfield/2021/12/i-dont-understand-you-people-lgbtq-family-receives-anonymous-hateful-christmas-card-prompting-support-from-neighbors.html‘I don’t understand you people’: LGBTQ family receives anonymous hateful Christmas card, prompting support from neighbors – masslive.comThe family saw a flood of support following the incident, with comments on Facebook and kind letters in their mailbox.www.masslive.com

being oppressed leads to depression

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/mental-health/587635-lgbtq-youth-in-the-south-report-poor-mental-healthLGBTQ youth in the South report poor mental health, study says | TheHill“Our findings emphasize the need to uplift and support the mental health of LGBTQ youth living in the South by creating more welcoming and inclusive environments,” Myeshia Price, a senior research scientist at the Trevor Project, told Changing America.thehill.com

https://www.ebar.com/news/news//311742Bay Area Reporter :: Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021The year started out on a hopeful note. The world was looking forward to getting past a dark period in America’s leadership and the global COVID-19 pandemic.www.ebar.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnstaceyennis/2021/12/30/lgbtq-tourism-pioneer-philadelphias-jeff-guaracino-has-died-of-cancer-at-48/?sh=6ce0f0782c37LGBTQ Tourism Pioneer, Philadelphia’s Jeff Guaracino Has Died Of Cancer At 48Friends are remembering the Visit Philadelphia President and CEO who died following a long battle with cancer, and his legacy in drawing LGBTQ tourists to his beloved hometown.www.forbes.com

If there is more than two genders, then why is there not more than two gender categories in sports? why not a trans category?

the sports stats are important data in the overall discussion
as well as the medical status.

https://ncpolicywatch.com/2021/12/30/year-in-review-five-stories-charting-challenges-and-progress-for-ncs-lgbtq-community/Year in review: Five stories charting challenges and progress for NC’s LGBTQ communityLGBTQ issues in North Carolina in 2021; transgender athletes; nondiscrimination ordinances; hate speech; Lt. Gov. Mark Robinsonncpolicywatch.com

one of the teachers accused joked it was stalking which indicates a sense that she went too far

supporting would be speaking to the whole class, putting up posting and being available to be approached.

doing what could be characterized as recruiting at worst for LGBTQ2 generally

but more specially sending students who may be, deeper into the closet and delaying their individual development

or creating a trans centric discussion and altering individual development

this is why words and phrases need to be specific

not mix and match or words meaning whatever an individual wants

rather than commonly understood and legally defined sexual orientation status

the oppression of non heterosexual sexual orientations are identity,

and gay men, bisexuals and lesbians are not hate crimes against trans, nor bigotry.

I remind everyone that when a heterosexual male teacher has annual affairs with female students, he is protected under the law as benefit of the doubt.

a heterosexual woman teacher tends to be fired and the teenage boy deemed lucky, these tend to be one off events rather than annual changeover of students.

but when a gay or lesbian teacher is caught, there is a demand to purge the profession of predatory queers.

teachers and coaches need to not do anything for which they deserve to be caught and individually punished and it is the cultural context that demonstrates the greater portion of the same problem.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/anti-trans-author-petitioning-two-teachers-fired-supporting-lgbtq-students/Anti-trans author is petitioning to have two teachers fired for supporting LGBTQ students. / LGBTQ NationBigoted author Abigail Shrier has falsely accused two California teachers of “recruiting” students to a school’s gay-straight alliance, imperiling their livelihoods and safety…www.lgbtqnation.com

when abuse of authority is just a joke, little wonder the bullies are more protected than the victim targets, eh

not only does this demonstrate a need for a review of professional ethics

but also adult to teens and children boundaries. including related and unrelated

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/587660-teacher-who-stalked-students-online-for-lgbtqTeacher who ‘stalked’ students online for LGBTQ club says her comments were made ‘tongue in cheek’ | TheHill“When we were doing our virtual learning — we totally stalked what they were doing on Google, when they weren’t doing schoolwork,” Buena Vista Middle School teacher Lori Caldeira said at a recent conference.thehill.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/12/29/nobodys-darling-lesbian-queer-bar/In the face of hostility at Chicago gay bars, two Black lesbians create their ownAmid a decline in lesbian bars nationwide — and complaints about racism and sexism in Chicago’s Boystown — two friends open a haven for everyone.www.washingtonpost.com

https://cosmicbook.news/black-panther-2-danai-gurira-okoye-lesbianBlack Panther 2: Danai Gurira’s Okoye Rumored To Have LesbianLots of LGBTQ representation in the MCU.cosmicbook.news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10272223/Lesbian-businesswoman-designs-feminist-t-shirts-worn-J-K-Rowling-receives-death-threats.htmlLesbian businesswoman who designs feminist t-shirts worn by J K Rowling receives ‘death threats’ | Daily Mail OnlineAngela Wild, 44, who lives in Wales, started her own business in September 2017 designing slogan-printed t-shirts and badges, which campaign for women’s sex-based rights.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/lesbian-pop-star-denise-ho-arrested-amid-growing-crackdown-chinas-critics/Lesbian pop star Denise Ho arrested amid growing crackdown against China’s critics / LGBTQ NationHo, a regionally well-known pop star who came out in 2012, has been targeted by China as a threat. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned her arrest…www.lgbtqnation.com

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LGBTQ2 history for December 29

BCE to The Suffragettes

1812

Beethoven’s “Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Opus 96” was performed for the first time.

12-29-1898 – 06-08-1986 Elsa Gidlow – Born in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom. She was a British-born, Canadian-American poet, freelance journalist, and philosopher.

 In 1918 she published Les Mouches Fantastiques with journalist Roswell George Mills. It was the first known LGB periodical in Canadian and North American history. Five issues of the magazine were published; it was discontinued in 1920. She is best known for writing On A Grey Thread (1923), possibly the first volume of openly lesbian love poetry published in North America. In the 1950s, Gidlow helped found Druid Heights, a bohemian community in Marin County, California. She was the author of thirteen books and appeared as herself in the documentary film, Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1977). Completed just before her death, her autobiography, Elsa, I Come with My Songs (1986), recounts her life story. Towards the last years of her life, Gidlow experienced several strokes. She chose not to seek medical care in a hospital and died at home in Druid Heights at the age of 87. Gidlow’s estate donated her extensive personal papers to the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco in 1991. One is in the archives of theUniversity of South Florida. The University of Iowa library has an original of all five issues, and the Quebec Gay Archives has a reprint of the final issue.

Gidlow is best known for writing On A Grey Thread (1923), possibly the first volume of openly lesbian love poetry published in North America. In the 1950s, she helped found Druid Heights, 

a bohemian community in Marin County, California. While living there, she socialized with many famous artists, radical thinkers, mystics, and political activists, including, Dizzy Gillespie, Neil Young, Tom Robbins, Margo St. James, Alan Ginsberg, Baba Ram Dass, Robert Shapiro, Maude Oaks, Sara Bard Fields, and Maya Angelou. She was the author of thirteen books and appeared as herself in the documentary film, Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1977). Completed just before her death, her book Elsa, I Come with My Songs (1986), became the first published lesbian autobiography where the author didn’t use a pseudonym. It gives a personal and detailed account of her life seeking, finding, and creating a life with other lesbians at a time when little was recorded on the topic.

12-29-1914 – 01-21-1989 Billy Tipton (Born Dorothy Lucille Tipton) – Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was an American jazz musician, saxophone, and piano player. Tipton was also a bandleader in the

 1940s and 1950s. It was when he began a more serious music career that he adopted his father’s nickname, Billy, and more actively worked to pass as male by binding his breasts and padding his pants. At first, Tipton only dressed as male when performing, but by 1940, was living as a man in private life as well. Tipton was never formally married but several women had drivers’ licenses identifying them as Mrs. Tipton. It was only after his death that it was discovered that he was born biologically female.

Blogger Nina cautions against reading current gender identity politics on previous decades. Butch Lesbian Passes Successfully vs trangender is a decades long debate.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-29-1946   Marianne Faithfull – Born in Hampstead, London, England. She is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. The release of her song As Tears Go By in the 1960s made her an international star. She had a highly publicized romantic relationship with Mick Jagger. In 1994 she published her autobiography, Faithfull, in which she discussed her life, career, drug addictions, and bisexuality.

(photo: Women’s World Awards, Vienna, 2009)

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

December 29, 1955

Barbra Streisand recorded her first song, at the age of 13.

1956

ELVIS PRESLEY MAKES BILLBOARD HISTORY
On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley accomplished one of the greatest feats in music history. On December 29, 1956 the King had a remarkable 10 songs on the Billboard Top 100 Chart.  Songs such as “Hound Dog”, “Love me Tender”, and “Heartbreak Hotel” were among the Elvis hits that swarmed the Billboard charts at the end of 1956. What makes this feat even more incredible is that every single Elvis released between 1956-1958 reached #1 on the charts in the United States, thus monopolizing the top of the Billboard charts for the better part of two years. Including both the United States and UK, Elvis has had 36 #1 hits in total.

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

December 29, 1962

“You Are My Sunshine,: Ray Charles is #1 R&B song and #7 pop with “You Are My Sunshine.” Ironically, the R&B icon was putting cash in the pocket of a segregationist with every record sold, as the tune was written by former Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis.

12-29-1966   Jason Gould – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and singer. He is the son of singer/actress Barbara Streisand and actor Elliott Gould. Since appearing in 

the film Prince of Tides (1991), he has rarely appeared in front of the camera. He wrote, produced, and directed the short comedy film Inside Out (1997). The short was later combined with other features for the compilation film Boys Life 3 (2000). In recent years Gould has started singing and has released two EPs. He has performed with his mother during her 2012 North American/Canada tour and also during her 2013 European tour. Around 1988, he came out to his parents that he was gay. The tabloids outed him around 1991. In an interview with The Advocate published August 17, 1999, Streisand said: “I would never wish for my son to be anything but what he is. He is bright, kind, sensitive, caring, and a very conscientious and good person. He is a very gifted actor and filmmaker. What more could a parent ask for in their child? I have been truly blessed. Most parents feel that their child is particularly special, and I am no different. I have a wonderful son. My only wish for my son, Jason, is that he continues to experience a rich life of love, happiness, joy, and fulfillment, both creatively and personally.”

12-29-1967 Lilly Wachowski – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. She is the sister of Lana Wachowski. They are both openly 

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transgender women. The pair made their directing debut in 1996 with Bound. Their second film was The Matrix, which won the Saturn Award for Best Director. They wrote and directed its two sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003). In 2016, in response to repeated threats of being outed by the press, Lilly came out as a transgender woman.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Wakefield Poole’s (born 1936) trend-setting Boys in the Sand premieres, prompting Variety to remark, “There are no more closets.” Shot on Fire Island, Poole’s slickly produced film marks a dramatic departure from the low-budget pornography previously available. Boys in the Sand had its theatrical debut on December 29, 1971, at the 55th Street Playhouse in New York City. It was the first gay porn film to include credits, to achieve crossover success, to be reviewed by Variety, and one of the earliest porn films, after 1969’s Blue Movie by Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), to gain mainstream credibility, preceding 1972’s Deep Throat by nearly a year. It was promoted with an advertising campaign unprecedented for a pornographic feature, and was an immediate critical and commercial success. The film’s title is a parodic reference to the Mart Crowley (born August 21, 1935) play and film The Boys in the Band.

1972 – As a result of the dismissal of a gay man from his job with the Seattle Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an action was filed seeking to change the Civil Service Rules which allowed the dismissal of homosexuals from Federal employment on the basis of sexual orientation alone. A year later a federal judge nullified the policy

1973

Elton John was #5 with“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” after peaking at #2 for three weeks, the LP of the same name was #1 top for a third straight week.

December 29, 1974

Number one chart toppers pop hit: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” Elton John. The John Lennon-Paul McCartney song first appeared on the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967.

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

1984

Band Aid were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Do They Know It’s Christmas? and Madonna was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Like A Virgin.’

1988

LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMERICA – National Park Servicehttps://www.nps.gov › upload › lgbtqtheme-vol2PDFNewport, Rhode Island in 1919 (listed on the NRHP on December 29, 1988). … the civil rights struggles throughout American history have had at their.

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

1990

Elton John led the way on the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with “You Gotta’ Love Someone”.

Richard Dunne (1944 – December 29, 1990), director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis from 1985-1989, dies of complications from AIDS at age 46. During his time as director the annual budget increased from $800,000 to $11 million and the staff increased from 17 to 120.

1995 – John Gilbert, general manager of KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs Colorado, pulls tv shows Jenny Jones and Carnie because their shows included homosexuals.



1999 –

Senator John McCain meets with Arizona state legislator Steve May (born c. 1972), a gay Republican, who was in the process of being discharged from the Army reserves. McCain said he stands by the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, but would look into his case to be sure he was being treated fairly.

1999

UK music paper The Melody Maker published it’s Music of the Millennium Poll of albums, placing The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead at number one.

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

2004

Beyond the Sea, a musical about the life of Bobby Darin, debuts in US theaters. Darin superfan Kevin Spacey – who co-wrote, directed, and starred in the film – does his own singing. 45-year-old Spacey playing Darin, who was only 37 when he died. Spacey was a major name in the #MeToo Movement

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

12-29-2012 Maine’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect. Same-sex marriage takes effect in Maine with a voter approval of 53%-47%. Maryland and Washington State are the other states to win marriage equality by popular vote.

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2018

Stanford scholar explores the history of gay rights in Germanyhttps://news.stanford.edu › 2018/12/29 › east-germanys…Dec 29, 2018 — December 29, 2018. Stanford scholar explores the history of gay rights in Germany. The relatively rapid evolution of gay rights in Germany …

2021

by teaching heterosexual men that they are not the best of humans and to stop being bothered others exist

including stop control freaking on heterosexual women

live your hetero lives and not fixate to be an obstacle to others

https://thelogicalindian.com/lgbtq/school-curriculum-lgbtq-community-32863How School Curriculum Can Help In Uprooting Stigmas Associated With LGBTQ Community?School is an agency that inculcates values, preliminary knowledge and ideas within a child’s mind. Therefore, it has a significant role in structuring a person’s mindset, and reconstructing the…thelogicalindian.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2021/12/29/tutus-advocacy-for-lgbtq-rights-did-not-sway-most-of-africa.htmlTutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa | The StarDesmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African …www.thestar.com

https://www.pinkvilla.com/lifestyle/love-relationships/4-gruesome-challenges-faced-lgbtq-individuals-india-9784494 Gruesome challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals in India | PINKVILLAThe support of loved ones is a crucial factor that encourages people to come out as LGBTQ and live their best lives as a cherished part of the commun…www.pinkvilla.com

https://www.projectq.us/10-more-q-things-with-more-lgbtq-reader-insight-for-their-younger-selves/Readers offer 10 more LGBTQ insights for our younger selves | Project Q AtlantaThe last week of the year is perfect for a little self reflection and assessment as we head into yet another year of possibility – and uncertainty. Right on time, 10 Q Things looks at how far you’ve come by way of our second round of readers’ tips for their former selves. It was so […]www.projectq.us

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/former-senate-majority-leader-powerful-lgbtq-ally-harry-reid-dead-82/Former Senate Majority Leader and powerful LGBTQ ally Harry Reid dead at 82 / LGBTQ NationReid happily used his political muscle to push through landmark legislation, including the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://metro.co.uk/2021/12/29/its-a-sin-to-strictly-2021-became-landmark-year-for-lgbt-tv-15835725/It’s a Sin to Strictly: 2021 became landmark year for LGBT TV | Metro NewsIt’s a Sin to Strictly and Sex Education season 3: 2021 became landmark year for LGBT TV.metro.co.uk

“A California middle school teacher who admitted she “totally stalked” student online activity to identify candidates for an LGBTQ club said her explosive comments were made “tongue in cheek, “

the article opens with that.

Dear Teachers you may not make tongue in cheek comments to students, to whom you have a fiduciary duty of care being in a position of authority over them.

And your stalking students on line is not outreach and gives merit to claims of adults grooming youth from heterosexuality

and the failure to address bullying directly name the stigma and identify the problem

by heterosexuals and now by trans

https://nypost.com/2021/12/29/teacher-who-totally-stalked-students-for-lgbtq-club-responds/Teacher who ‘totally stalked’ students for LGBTQ club respondsBuena Vista Middle School’s LGBTQ club has since been suspended and the teachers have been on administrative leave pending an ongoing internal investigation.nypost.com

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The audio eventually leaked to Abigail Shrier, the transphobic author of the 2020 book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.

Shrier wrote a November 18 article about the audio entitled, “How Activist Teachers Recruit Kids.”

In the article, Shrier mentions that Caldeira said she didn’t keep names of her GSAs attendees to help protect the children’s identities from potentially disapproving and anti-LGBTQ parents. Baraki also said that she and her students call the GSA “the Equity Club” and the “You be You” (UBU) club to help avoid any stigma that a more explicitly LGBTQ name might attract.

Blogger Nina notes: addressing the stigma is the issue

and so is treating all the words as if they mean the same thing

demographics are distinct for characteristic reasons

and each of L and G and B and T are separate subcultures

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/teachers-threatened-put-leave-hater-shared-talk-helping-lgbtq-students/Teachers threatened & put on leave after hater shared their talk on helping LGBTQ students / LGBTQ NationA transphobic author accused the teachers of “indoctrinating” students and lying to parents, but state law supported their actions…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.thejc.com/family-and-education/all/large-stamford-hill-meeting-protests-against-lgbt-teaching-5zRKSHJe45NE0nszuNotXULarge Stamford Hill meeting protests against LGBT teaching – The Jewish ChronicleAudience said to be close to a thousandwww.thejc.com

Military Service was won before Marriage Equality.

equal access to the law is to the benefits and the application of

equal persons under the law, regardless of demographics

means personhood between people

https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1068512738Why Was Marriage At The Center Of The Fight For LGBT Civil Rights? : The NPR Politics Podcast : NPRIn the latest NPR Politics Book Club, Danielle Kurtzleben talks with journalist Sasha Issenberg whose book The Engagement chronicles the path of marriage equality from a fringe issue to one of the nation’s central civil rights fights. His book explores the complex ways that money and disagreements among activists shape political movements in the United States.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.Show Morewww.npr.org

the European Court of Justice (CJEU) declared that member states must accept LGBT parents and their offspring as one family.

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-new-zealand-passing-lgbt-law-to-eu-court-grant-equality-rights-to-gay-families-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom New Zealand Passing LGBT Law to EU Court Granting Equality Rights to Gay Families, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

in reality in the USA, people are suing anyone who drives a women to get an abortion.. a decision that no one other that the person deciding own body and life decision has.

the right to opinions and expressing them is limited to your in person hearing and visual range.

publishing on the internet is the slander and libel difference.

heterosexual men who are upset they are not able to continue to bully and oppress entire demographics are not the victims.

the words homophobia and transphobia are heterosexual male words used in court to explain as reasonable the assault, sexual assault and often murder of another man.

while women endure rape, corrective rape and emergency rape

and consider the lack of differing words for heterosexual women, bisexual women and lesbians being subjected to unwanted and violent male sexual conduct.

it is the toxic heterosexual masculinity punishing first the men who transgress proper maleness

that holds women in lesser esteem and contempt

and there is a reason why in the 1970s and 1980s in western culture in north america

there was affirmative action and employment equity

to remove barriers of bigotry

further: religion does not respond well to being disagreed with, criticized and historic facts pointed out

religion is genocide justification

religion is oppression, marginalization and exclusion

religion is not nice,

religion is mostly a bronze age opinion that has persisted
owing to human social organization

tradition vs progress

Transgender identity theory is expecting the same not being questioned as religion.

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Imagine a time where you could face legal consequences for hurting someone else’s feelings.

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2021/december/im-here-to-check-your-thinking-uk-officer-fought-the-twitter-police-in-battle-over-lgbt-ideology‘I’m Here to Check Your Thinking’: UK Officer Fought the ‘Twitter Police’ and Won in Battle Over LGBT Ideology | CBN NewsA former police officer was charged with a hate incident for speaking his mind. After an anonymous transgender person lodged a complaint about Harry Miller’s tweets, other officers were sent to investigate his thoughts.
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separtion of church and state, including not paying taxes

depends on religion being a charity and not advocating against government

religion is the primary basis that justifies oppression of demographics, starting with heterosexual women of all ethnicities, disabled heterosexuals, and depending on the geography, heterosexual men of ethnicity vs the dominant ethnicity of the land.

then sexual orientation of bisexual, gay and lesbian

then on mental health and gender identity: trans

with emerging demographics of nonbinary

let’s see if this decade does what the 1970s unisex could not

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-church-offering-asylum-for-lgbt-people-to-first-urology-clinic-for-gay-men-in-illinois-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Church Offering Asylum for LGBT People to First Urology Clinic for Gay Men in Illinois, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

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LGBTQ2 for December 28

BCE to The Suffragettes

12-28-1882 – 09-13-1931 Lili Elbe – Born in Vejle, Denmark. She was a Danish transgender woman and one of the first recipients of 

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sex reassignment surgery. Elbe was born Einer Magnus Andreas Wegener and was a successful artist under that name. In 1904 Elbe married artist Gerda Gottlieb. The two of them worked as illustrators, Elbe specializing in landscapes, while Gottlieb illustrated books and fashion magazines. In 1912 they settled in Paris, where Elbe could live openly as a woman and Gottlieb could be actively lesbian. In 1930, Elbe went to Germany for sex reassignment surgery. 

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Four operations were carried out over a two year period. At the time of Elbe’s last surgery, her case was already a sensation in newspapers of Denmark and Germany. In June 1931, she had her fourth surgery. She died three months later. In 2000, David Ebershoff wrote The Danish Girl, a fictionalized account of Elbe’s life. In 2015, it was made into a film by the same name.

1931 – Lili Ilse Elvenes (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931) is born. She was a Danish painter, better known today by the pseudonym ‘Lili Elbe,’ who becomes the second transgender woman to benefit from Gohrbandt’s vaginoplasty technique in 1931. Her castration and penectomy had been performed by Dr Ludwig Levy-Lenz (1889-1966) the previous year. These preliminaries have sometimes caused confusion over the date of Lili’s ‘sex change’ which – like all other gender transitions – is not so much a single event as a process extended in time. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1944

The musical “On the Town” opened in New York City and ran for 462 performances. It featured the song, “New York, New York.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-28-1956 Birgitt “Biggi” Bender – Born in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

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She is a German politician and member of Alliance ’90/The Greens in the Bundestag. She studied law in Cologne, Geneva, and in Freiburg. Bender was a member of Parliament from 2002 to 2013. She is an out lesbian.

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

December 28, 1961

Danny Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Moon River’, the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s

December 28, 1963

The single “Dominique” and its companion LP “The Singing Nun” top the Billboard singles chart and album chart respectively. “Dominique” was #1 for a fourth week overall.

The Soundtrack to “West Side Story” re-entered the Top 10 in its 114th week of release.

12-28-1963 Malcolm Gets – Born in Waukegan, Illinois. He is an 

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American actor. He is best known for his role as Richard in the American TV sitcom Caroline in the City. Gets is also a dancer, singer, classically trained pianist, vocal director, and choreographer. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003 and was awarded the Obie Award in 1995. He is openly gay.

1969 – The Los Angeles chapter of the Gay Liberation Front’s Don Jackson outlines a plan for a “gay colony” in California’s Alpine County whose current population is 450. They would recall the county government and elect an all-gay slate. Although his proposal attracts widespread media attention – and support from activists, including Jim Kepner (1923 – 15 November 1997) and Don Kilhefner (born March 3, 1938) – few gay men and lesbians are willing to make the move.  The plan never happens.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

12-28-1972 Katarzyna Adamik – Born in Warsaw, Poland. She is a 

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Polish film director, visual arts artist, and storyboard artist. Her parents are the Polish film director Agnieszka Holland and Laco Adamik, a Polish opera director of Slovak origin. She graduated in graphics from the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. She debuted in the film industry in 1993. Adamik has worked as a storyboard artist on many films, including In Darkness, Copying Beethoven, Catwoman, Wicked, and Total Eclipse.  She came out as a lesbian in 2012.

1974

 Barry Manilow rose to #1 on the Adult chart with his first single, “Mandy”

On the Pop chart, #2  Elton John with his remake of the Beatles’ song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”

Elton John’s Greatest Hits was the #1 album for the fifth week 

December 28, 1976

The first Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” opened at the Winter Garden Theatre.

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

1981

Warner Brothers Records, which includes Elektra and Asylum, follows the lead of RCA and raises its price for 45 rpm singles to $1.99.

1985

Barbra Streisand was up to #4 with The Broadway Album

1986 – Terry Dolan (1950 – December 28, 1986), an anti-gay family values advocate, was discovered to have been gay after his death from complications of  AIDS at age 36. While he was persistently critical of gay rights, he was revealed to have been a closeted homosexual who frequented gay bars in Washington, D.C.

1988 – A district court judge ruled that Karen Thompson must be allowed to visit her lover, Sharon Kowalski, a quadriplegic. He also ruled that Kowalski’s father would remain her guardian. Kowalski had been seriously injured in an accident, and her father refused to allow Thompson to visit her. Karen fought and won the right to be Sharon’[s legal guardian. In re Guardianship of Kowalski478 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991) is the Minnesota Court of Appeals case that established a lesbian‘s partner as her legal guardian after Sharon Kowalski became incapacitated following an automobile accident. Because the case was contested by Kowalski’s parents and family and initially resulted in the partner being excluded for several years from visiting Kowalski, the gay community celebrated the final resolution in favor of the partner as a victory for gay rights.

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

1990 – The Greensboro, North Carolina council repeals a municipal ordinance forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation. The council had passed the ordinance only three months earlier.



1994, India – About 70 men from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka attend the first regional conference for gay rights in South Asia, a five-day event organized in New Delhi by activist Ashok Row Kawi (born 1 June 1947). Ashok Row Kavi is an Indian journalist and one of India’s most prominent LGBT rights activists. In 1990, he founded Bombay Dost, India’s first gay magazine. He was a representative at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam and served as chairman of the Second International Congress on AIDS. At the present, he is founder-chairperson of the Humsafar Trust, an LGBT rights and health services NGO, which also agitates for the legal emancipation of homosexuality in India. Row Kavi has been listed among India’s Seven Most Influential Gay & Lesbian individuals by Pink Pages magazine. In September 2017 India Times listed Kavi as one of the 11 Human Rights Activists Whose Life Mission Is To Provide Others With A Dignified Life

1998, The Vatican – Pope John Paul II speaks out against the acceptance of non-traditional families, saying it disfigures the traditional family structure.

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

2005, Nigeria – The Church of Nigeria issues a press release warning people about David Mac-lyalla (born 1972) “who claims to be a member of the Anglican Church.” (Actually, he was not only a member but he worked for the Church for years.) Earlier in the year, Mac-lyalla had been arrested and tortured by the police. In 2008, he was given refuge asylum in the UK and received the Bishop Desmond Tutu Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. He established the Nigerian wing of the British Changing Attitude organization, which presses for internal reform of the Anglican Communion for further inclusion of Anglican sexual minorities.

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

2016

within days of Carrie Fisher’s drug death, Debbie Reynolds, the singer and actress who topped the Billboard and Cashbox charts in 1957 with “Tammy”, died at the age of 84. In early 1958 she reached #20 on the Most Played by Jockeys chart with “A Very Special Love”, then scored two entries on the Hot 100 in 1960: “Am I That Easy to Forget” (#25) and “City Lights” (#55).

2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/27/africa/desmond-tutu-lgbtq-climate-palestine-reaction-intl/index.htmlDesmond Tutu: As South Africa mourns the archbichop, so do LGBTQ groups, Palestinians and climate activists – CNNTutu was best known for helping to end decades of institutionalized segregation and racism in South Africa, but he was also celebrated for lending his voice to other injustices and oppression globally.www.cnn.com

https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/what-its-like-to-be-lgbtq-and-in-prison-special-report/What it’s like to be LGBTQ and in prison | Special Report – Pennsylvania Capital-StarSome 42.1 percent of women in prison and 35.7 percent of women in jail in the criminal justice system self-identified as lesbian, bisexual or queer.www.penncapital-star.com

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Two-California-teachers-were-secretly-recorded-16732562.phpTwo California teachers were secretly recorded speaking about LGBTQ student outreach. Now they’re fighting for their jobsLori Caldeira and Kelly Baraki headed UBU, a gay-straight alliance at a Salinas Valley…www.sfchronicle.com

https://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/126652500Indianapolis-area high school LGBTQ club wins court case to promote activitiesThe Trump-appointed federal judge says Gay-Straight Alliance has free speech rights at Pendleton Heights High school.chicago.gopride.com

to stop being oppressed by heterosexuals externally and to stop being sexually harassed internally

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-peers-alliance-end-of-2022-1.6288603Needs of LGBTQ students came into ‘sharp focus’ in 2021, says PEERS Alliance | CBC NewsThe executive director of PEERS Alliance said working directly with 2SLGBTQ+ students in the classroom made “a really big difference” in 2021. www.cbc.ca

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/from-bhutan-to-botswana-lgbtq-rights-advanced-in-unexpected-places-in-2021-7694627/From Bhutan to Botswana, LGBTQ rights advanced in unexpected places in 2021 | World News,The Indian ExpressPlaces such as Poland and Hungary have seen a reversal of hard-won progress, with conservative governments stoking anti-LGBTQ sentiment in the name of family values.indianexpress.com

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Any individual, organization, media outlet, or political movement can find itself on the government’s foreign agent registry if they receive even a small donation from a foreigner and engage in any “loosely defined political activity” that challenges the government’s power.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/russia-using-dirty-trick-block-lgbtq-websites-appearing-online/Russia is using a dirty trick to kick LGBTQ websites off of the internet / LGBTQ NationRussia’s nasty 2013 law banning “gay propaganda” has found a clever way to prosecute and silence LGBTQ organizations…www.lgbtqnation.com

first books, then people

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/10-notable-lgbtq-books-2021-rcna870710 most notable LGBTQ books of 2021The 10 most notable LGBTQ books of 2021 cover everything from the AIDS crisis to queer love triangles.www.nbcnews.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1708, UK – In England, Rev. Bray, the leader of the Societies for Reformation of Manners, preached a sermon in which he referred to sodomy as “an evil force invading our land.”



1901-Actress Marlene Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) is born. She was a German actress and singer who held both German and American citizenship. Throughout her unusually long career, which spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s, she maintained popularity by continually reinventing herself. She was bisexual and quietly enjoyed the thriving gay scene of the time and drag balls of 1920s Berlin. She had an affair with Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) who claimed to be Greta Garbo’s lover. Greta Garbo has been commonly regarded as Dietrich’s greatest film rival, but there is also a rumor of an affair between them.

In Berlin during the 1920s,

 she acted on stage and in silent films. Her performance in The Blue Angel (1930) brought her international fame and and a contract with Paramount Pictures. In 1939 she became a U.S. citizen and throughout WWII she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. In interviews, Dietrich stated that she had been approached by representatives of the Nazi Party to return to Germany, but turned them down flat. She was awarded the Medal of Freedom by the U.S. in 1945. Dietrich was bisexual who enjoyed the thriving gay scene of the time and drag balls of 1920s Berlin. Throughout her career she had an unending string of affairs with men and women, some short-lived, some lasting decades; they often overlapped. Her affairs included Gary Cooper, James Stewart, and Yul Brenner. She also had an affair with Mercedes de Acosta, who was Greta Garbo’s periodic lover. Other women she is rumored to have had an affair with include actresses Lili Damita, Claudette Colbert, Dolores del Rio, and singer Edith Piaf. She died in Paris at the age of 90.

1919 – Hart Crane (July 21, 1899 – April 27, 1932), was an American poet. Finding both inspiration and provocation in the poetry of T. S. Eliot, Crane wrote modernist poetry that was difficult, highly stylized, and ambitious in its scope. In the years following his suicide at the age of 32, Crane has been hailed by playwrights, poets, and literary critics alike (including Robert LowellDerek WalcottTennessee Williams, and Harold Bloom), as being one of the most influential poets of his generation. On this day, Crane comes out as homosexual in a letter to the critic Gorham Munson. His lover was Emil Opffer, a Danish merchant mariner. As a boy, he had a sexual relationship with a man.  He associated his sexuality with his vocation as a poet. The prominent queer theorist Tim Dean (born 1966) argues, for instance, that the obscurity of Crane’s style owes itself partially to the necessities of being a semi-public homosexual – not quite closeted, but also, as legally and culturally necessary, not open.

1927

The musical “Showboat” opened in New York.

1932

Radio City Music Hall opened its doors to the public for the first time.

1933-The New York Times reviewed Queen Christina, a film starring Greta Garbo about Christina of Sweden (8 December, 1626 – 19 April 1689) who cross-dressed and is believed to have been bisexual.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-27-1944 Dr. Bob Brown – Born in Oberon, Australia. He is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, environmentalist, former Senator, and 

former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. He was the first out gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first out gay leader of an Australian political party. Brown currently lives in Cygnet, Tasmania with his long-time partner, Paul Thomas, a farmer and activist whom he met in 1996.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1958 – Lisa Sue Kove (born Dec. 27, 1958) is an American civil servant and disabled retired combat veteran, a San Diego, California corporate executive, and a United States civil rights activist. She’s the Executive Director of the Department of Defense Federal Glove, and Chairwoman of EXUSMED, Inc., a healthcare corporation based in San Diego. In 1998 Kove filed one of the first child support suits in the nation for children born to same-sex couples. The Superior Court of Pennsylvaniaaffirmed that Kove’s former lesbian partner must pay support for the five children Kove bore during their relationship.

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

12-27-1961 – 03-18-2016   Guido Westerwelle – Born in Bad Honnef, Germany. He was a German politician who served as Foreign Minister and 

was Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2009 to 2011. Westerwelle was the first openly gay person to hold these offices. A lawyer, he was a member of the Bundestag (German Parliament) from 2001 until 2011. On July 20, 2004, he attended Angela Merkel’s 50th birthday party accompanied by his life partner Michael Mronz. It was the first time he attended an official event with his partner and this was considered his public coming-out. Westerwelle died in 2016 from leukemia.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

December 27, 1970

The play Hello Dolly! closed after 2,844 performances on Broadway in New York City.

December 27, 1971

After a trial run as a Summer replacement series, The Sonny And Cher Show begins its four and a half year run on CBS.

1973 – Singer/actor Wilson Cruz (December 27, 1973) is born. Cruz grew up in a Puerto Rican family in New York. He is an American actor known for playing Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life, Angel in the Broadway production of Rentand the recurring character Junito on Noah’s Arc. As an openly gay man of Puerto Rican ancestry, he has served as an advocate for gay youth, especially gay youth of color. Wilson is featured on The CBS All Access’ new Star Trek: Discovery series as a gay character in the first openly gay relationship. 

December 27, 1975

Queen started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with A Night At The Opera, the group’s first No.1 album.

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

1980, The Netherlands – The first international lesbian conference, called the International Lesbian Information Secretariat, is held in Amsterdam with women from 17 countries in attendance. It takes place over six days at a youth hostel. The ILIS’s purpose was to foster international lesbian organizing. It was started in 1980 within ILGA which is an international organization bringing together more than 750 LGBTI groups from around the world. The following year, at a separate lesbian conference arranged prior to the ILGA Turin conference, lesbian organizations decided that ILIS should be a separate organization. ILIS arranged several international conferences. The activities seem to have gradually stopped in the late 1990s.

12-27-1980 Oliver Callan – Born in Inniskeen, County Monaghan, Ireland. He is an Irish vocal and performance satirist as well as an impressionist. Callan is known as the creator of Callan’s KicksNob Nation and for frequent appearances on the The Saturday Night Show. He is well known in Ireland and the UK for making fun of  celebrities and politicians on radio. According to the Irish Independent, his acerbic wit and talent for mimicry has made him a household name. Callan came out as gay live on The Saturday Night Show in October 2011.

12-27-1987   Lily Cole – Born in Torquay, Devon, England. She is a British model, actress, and entrepreneur. Cole pursued a modeling career as a teenager and was listed in 2009 by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the

 2000s. Her distinctive red hair attracted significant media attention. At the 2004 British Fashion Awards, she was named “Model of the Year”. During the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, Cole was one of the British models wearing fashions created by British designers specifically for the event. Cole supports a variety of humanitarian and environmental causes. She is also part-owner of a London bookshop. In 2021, she came out as queer during an interview with the Sunday Times Style. Cole is also a vegetarian.

1988 – Joe Beam (December 30, 1954– December 27, 1988) dies. He was the editor of “In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology.” He was an African-American gay rights activist and author who worked to foster greater acceptance of gay life in the Black community by relating the gay experience with the struggle for civil rights in the United States. Beam was working on a sequel to In the Life at the time of his death of HIV-related disease in 1988. This work was completed by Dorothy Beam and the gay poet Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 – November 4, 1995), and published under the title Brother to Brother in 1991. Both books were featured in a television documentary, Tongues Untied, in 1991.

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

1990 – San Antonio’s AIDS Foundation files a complaint with the state consumer affairs board against four funeral homes in the area which charged $75 extra to prepare the bodies of people who died of AIDS complications. 

1995 – Michael Callen (April 11, 1955 – December 27, 1993), who was a significant architect of the response to the AIDS crisis in the United States, dies. Singer, songwriter, AIDS activist and author, Michael is recognized as a co-inventor of safe(r) sex and a co-founder of the People With AIDS self-empowerment movement. He was a founding member of the gay male a cappella singing group The Flirtations. Callen died of AIDS-related complications in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 38.

1997

Elton John registered his 12th week at #1 with his tribute to the late Princess Diana of England (“Candle In The Wind 1997”).  There were just five songs in the Rock Era that had more–“One Sweet Day” from Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men (16 weeks), “Macarena” by Los Del Rio, “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men and “I Will Always Love You” from Whitney Houston (14 each) and “End Of The Road” by Boyz II Men (13 weeks).  Elton wasn’t done just yet. 

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

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

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/12/26/bruce-smith-gay-nfl-buffalo-bills/NFL legend Bruce Smith says he had a gay teammate in the 90sLegendary NFL player Bruce Smith has said that there was a gay player on the Buffalo Bills in the 90s.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/12/26/bishop-desmond-tutu-gay-bishop-526161First U.S. gay bishop remembers Desmond Tutu’s generosity, kindnessGene Robinson said Tutu used his own experience of oppression to understand and empathize with others.www.politico.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/abhaahad/times-queer-actors-fought-for-representation-on-screen-and14 Times Queer Actors Fought For RepresentationRepresentation matters.www.buzzfeed.com

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/gay-brothers-detained-in-chechnya-go-on-hunger-strike/208156Gay Brothers Detained In Chechnya Go On Hunger Strike – Star ObserverBrothers Salekh Magamadov (20) and Ismail Isaev (17), have been detained by authorities in Chechnya for speaking out against the government and for being gay, according to Amnesty International.www.starobserver.com.au

https://wehoville.com/2021/12/27/future-of-lgbt-center-is-bright-says-outgoing-leader/Future of LGBT center is bright, says outgoing leader – WEHOvilleIntroducing ‘Lavender Pen’ by John Duran, a series of interviews with pioneering and iconic LGBT figures across Southern Calif. In this three-part profile, Duran speaks with Lorri Jean, an LGBT rights activist and the former CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center (LALGBTC). This is the third and final part of the profile. PART ONE: …wehoville.com

https://metro.co.uk/2021/12/27/as-a-gay-man-i-never-thought-id-move-back-to-my-hometown-i-love-it-15817266/As a gay man, I never thought I’d move back to my hometown – I love it | Metro NewsComparing how I feel to 15 years ago when I first moved away from Hull, my hometown has definitely changed for the better.metro.co.uk

providing a service to the public means you may not cherry pick the public the way religious cherry pick religion

https://petapixel.com/2021/12/27/christian-photographer-must-accept-gay-weddings-federal-court-rules/Christian Photographer Must Accept Gay Weddings, Federal Court RulesA federal judge has ruled against a Christian wedding photographer who declined to photograph same-sex weddings due to her religious beliefs.petapixel.com

https://www.distractify.com/p/is-miranda-gay-in-and-just-like-thatIs Miranda Gay in ‘And Just Like That’? Here’s What We KnowThe ‘Sex and the City’ reboot, ‘And Just Like That,” is certainly covering a lot of bases, such as sexuality. Is Miranda gay in ‘And Just Like That”?www.distractify.com

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/australian-lesbian-trailblazer-francesca-curtis-dies-at-90/208172Australian Lesbian Trailblazer Francesca Curtis Dies At 90 – Star ObserverFrancesca Curtis, the first woman to come out as lesbian on Australian television passed away, aged 90, on Christmas Eve. She is survived by Phyllis Papps, her partner of over 50 years.www.starobserver.com.au

if he did, that is a crappy way to do so and the fans have to stop reading into.

role models need to be clear, especially when they are in public positions of power or celeb influence

https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/4346973/ryan-phillippe-come-out-gay-photo-friend-responds/Ryan Phillippe’s fans are convinced actor has quietly ‘come out as gay’ in at-home photo as friend responds to rumorsRYAN Phillippe’s fans think the actor quietly “came out as gay” in an at-home photo posing with a male friend. The friend cleared up the confusion on social media by posting a fol…www.the-sun.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/12/27/afghanistan-lesbian-taliban-forced-marriage/Lesbian risks life and flees Afghanistan to escape forced marriage to cruel Taliban bruteRabia, a 22-year-old lesbian, fled Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control because she was terrified her fiancé would track her down.www.pinknews.co.uk

so she caved into social pressure and stopped being a feminist and listened to men pedding religion that says women are property

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/december/leave-it-at-the-cross-former-lesbian-professor-on-what-changed-her-heart‘Leave it at the Cross’: Former Lesbian Professor on What Changed Her Heart | CBN NewsA former professor of women’s studies at Syracuse University recently shared her personal journey from lesbian feminist to Christ-follower.
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https://entertainment.inquirer.net/431487/sheryn-regis-on-coming-out-as-lesbian-to-ex-partner-daughter-im-living-a-lieSheryn Regis on coming out as lesbian to ex-partner, daughter: ‘I’m living a lie’ | Inquirer EntertainmentSheryn Regis continues to speak her truth: she is a lesbian and she is accepted by both her ex-partner and child.entertainment.inquirer.net

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/12/27/katy-perry-lgbt-community/Katy Perry says she ‘wouldn’t have survived’ without the LGBT+ communityKaty Perry opened up about her relationship with the LGBT+ community, stating that she “wouldn’t have survived” without it.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14511520Experts, LGBT groups say NHK’s year-end show is divisive | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and AnalysisSome academics and members of LGBT advocacy groups are voicing concerns that the public broadcaster’s year-end variety show is divisive and makes sexual minorities feel excluded.www.asahi.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1931 –

The film Mata Hari is released. It’s the first film Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) does after becoming Mercedes de Acosta’s (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) partner. De Costa designs one of the outfits that Garbo wears in the film.

George Gershwin’s musical, “Of Thee I Sing,” opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. It became the first American musical to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

1933 –Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) stars as the Queen of Sweden who defies gender-norm expectations. Garbo’s partner, Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) proposed the film’s concept. “Garbo’s Cuban Lover,” a 2001 stage play by actress-writer Odalys Nanin, celebrates Latin lesbians including Greta Garbo’s dashing lover de Acosta.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

December 26, 1944

At the Civic Theatre in Chicago, Tennessee Williams’ play “The Glass Menagerie” was performed publicly for the first time.

12-26-1945 – 08-17-2007 Maxine Feldman – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She was an American folk singer-songwriter, comedian, and a pioneer of women’s music. Feldman’s song Angry Atthis first performed in May 1969 and first 

recorded in 1972, is considered the first openly distributed out lesbian song. Feldman identified as a “big loud Jewish butch lesbian.” In the early 1960s, Feldman was kicked out of Emerson College in Boston for being lesbian. She refused electroshock treatment that was recommended at the time to “cure” her. In 1968, she moved to Manhattan and then to Los Angeles where she attended El Camino College. In 1974, Feldman shared the stage at the Town Hall in Manhattan with Yoko Ono. Variety magazine said, “ Feldman proved an impressive spokesman for lesbians with her voice, tunes, interpretation, and sense of humor.”  Her album Closet Sale was recorded in 1979. Feldman was recognized as one of the founders of women’s music in Dee Mosbacher’s 2002 documentary film, Radical Harmonies. She became ill in 1994 but because she didn’t have health insurance, did not get treatment and died on August 17, 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-26-1956 David Sedaris – Born in Johnson City, New York. Sedaris grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. His father is of Greek descent while his mother 

is Anglo-American. He is an American Grammy Award-nominated humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. His books include Naked (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) and, Let’s Explore Diabetes and Owls (2013). He lives in West Sussex, England with his longtime partner Hugh Hamrick. He enjoys collecting litter in the local area, where he is known as “Pig Pen,” and has a garbage truck named after him. In 2014, he participated in Do I Sound Gay?, a documentary film by David Thorpe about stereotypes of gay men’s speech patterns.

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

1964

With long hair for men now in fashion, The Rolling Stones place a notice in Britain’s Rock ‘n’ Roll magazine, New Musical Express, wishing starving hairdressers a Merry Christmas.

on the USA lp charts  People by Barbra Streisand was #4 while the Supremes moved up with Where Did Our Love Go and the “Mary Poppins” Soundtrack was #6 and the Soundtrack to “My Fair Lady” dropped to #10.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

12-26-1974    Joshua John Miller – Born in Los Angeles, California. He is an 

American actor, screenwriter, author, and director. Miller co-writes with his life partner M.A. Fortin. The couple wrote the screenplay for the 2015 horror comedy The Final Girls, and the USA Network drama series Queen of the South. Miller is openly gay and has been with M.A. Fortin since 2013. 

1975-Mary Jo Risher announces that she planned to appeal a Dallas jury’s decision to remove her son from her custody because she is a lesbian. Her appeal would fail.



1977 – Anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant was named one of the Twenty-Five Most Intriguing People of 1977 in People magazine

1979

The first night of a series of concerts were held at The Hammersmith Odeon in London for the People of Kampuchea, featuring Queen, The Clash, The Pretenders, The Who, Elvis Costello, Wings, and many more artists. The events which were organised by Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim were aimed to raise money for the victims of war-torn Cambodia.

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

1981

Barbra Streisand had the only new Top 10 album, her compilation called Memories.

12-26-1983 Alexander Wang – Born in San Francisco, California. His parents are originally from Taiwan. He is an American fashion 

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designer and was the Creative Director of Balenciaga. On April 13, 2014 it was announced that Alexander Wang would be the next designer to create a collection for Swedish based fashion retailer H&M. In 2015, he was included in the Times 100 Most Influential People of 2015. He is out as gay.

1987

George Michael made it three weeks at #1 with “Faith”.  Whitney Houston moved to challenge with her new one “So Emotional” 

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

1992

The “Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #1 on the Album chart for the third week for Whitney Houston. “I Will Always Love You” was the top R&B song for the fourth straight week.

1997 –

Lesbian Regan Wolf of Lancaster South Carolina was knocked unconscious by three men who brutally beat her, strung her up from her front porch, and painted “Jesus weren’t born for you, faggot.” Despite giving police the identity of the three men, the sheriff’s office took no action. She was attacked more severely six months later.

meanwhile Faux lesbian marketed: The Spice Girl’s movie “Spice World” opens in the UK.

1998

The Spice Girls scored their 8th UK No.1 single with ‘Goodbye’, (the first single without Geri Halliwell). It gave the group the Christmas No.1 for the third year in a row equaling the record set by The Beatles from 1963, 64 and 65.

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

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

2021

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime-and-courts/3-arrested-for-anti-lgbt-hate-crime-against-mcfarland-child-authorities-say/article_d686a041-d39a-5821-b452-d7e05a13a909.html3 arrested for anti-LGBT hate crime against McFarland child, authorities say | Crime | madison.comThe three suspects rang the doorbell of a residence Thursday and used slurs against the child and another person.madison.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/12/26/o-shay-edwards-bisexual/Pro wrestler explains how sport helped him come out as bisexualIndependent wrestler O’Shay Edwards has said that the sport helped him come out as bisexual after a lifetime of struggling.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.pride.com/celebrities/2021/12/26/heres-why-people-think-ryan-phillippe-came-out-gayHere’s Why People Think Ryan Phillippe Came Out as GayMerry Christmas?www.pride.com

Fahey said that audience response to the documentary is often emotional, particularly for LGBTQ+ people who aren’t used to seeing themselves accurately represented in film.

https://www.bigissue.com/culture/film/rebel-dykes-lesbian-activism-movie/Rebel Dykes: From activism to politics and sex, unheard lesbian stories hit the screen – The Big IssueA queer documentary sheds light on the Rebel Dykes, a collective of lesbians in 1980s London who radically changed the world.www.bigissue.com

from then to now…

https://wehoville.com/2021/12/26/longtime-ceo-reflects-on-lgbt-centers-humble-beginnings/Longtime CEO reflects on LGBT Center’s humble beginnings – WEHOvilleIntroducing ‘Lavender Pen’ by John Duran, a series of interviews with pioneering and iconic LGBT figures across Southern Calif. In this three-part profile, Duran speaks with Lorri Jean, an LGBT rights activist and the former CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center (LALGBTC). This is the second part of the profile. PART ONE: LGBTQ leader …wehoville.com

RIP Ally Desmond Tutu

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/desmond-tutu-obituary-1.6298421Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 90 | CBC NewsDesmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday. He was 90.www.cbc.ca

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CanCon Pridelets: Joshua Birch

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina first learned of Joshua Birch from a phone call to Angles, Vancouver BC Canada’s qmunity newspaper from 1980 to 2004..

Birch had won his case against the Canada Military, and committed suicide on his 35th birthday, December 25.

Opinion: Gay in the military – The Globe and Mailhttps://www.theglobeandmail.com › article734594Feb 15, 2005 — Joshua Birch, a former air-force captain, was pushed out of the military after revealing his sexual orientation in 1989. Canadian Forces …
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Oct 8, 2020 — Captain Joshua Birch had a very successful career in the Canadian Armed forces. At least, until disclosing that he was gay. After that, he was …
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Haig v. Canada (Canadian Armed Forces) — Haig v. Canada (Canadian Armed Forces). In 1992, Captain Joshua Birch launched a human rights complaint …‎Background · ‎What the Canadian Human… · ‎Canadian Human Rights…

Angles

It had been “Gay and Lesbian” with very few lesbians on the collective, and I was the lesbian who added bisexual. A later collective saw the addition of Trans and the paper ended as LGBT.

To serve in the military was often reserved for citizens, at least in the higher ranks, and for the lowest ranks, a path to citizenship, over many nations in historic and current era.

To have access to the laws, to have public and private business, which marriage is contract law and relating to inheritance.

Persons marginalized from the mainstream owing to non-procreative sexual orientations and gender norm transgressions and Persons excluded from the mainstream owing to laws restricting visible minorities and if you were a person with enough characteristics to have multiple demographics, that added to the oppression burden.

Canada’s Cold War Purge of LGBTQ from the Military – The …https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca › article › cana…Jun 24, 2020 — The case resulted in the ending of the long-standing discrimination and purging of gays and lesbians in 1992. After reversing its ban, the …

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Canada’s LGBTQ2 Apology

Posted on November 30, 2017 by dykewriter

I haven’t been able to watch it yet.   https://egale.ca/egale-applauds-prime-minister-trudeaus-announcement-of-apology-to-persecuted-gay-canadians/ Canada apologises for historical LGBT ‘purge’ | Canada News | Al … Justin Trudeau delivers historic formal apology for Canada’s past … Trudeau apologises for Canada’s discrimination against LGBT people … Continue reading →

The RCMP Apology

Posted on October 6, 2016 by dykewriter

I’ve heard the words now, three times over broadcast tv. Bill C-51 prevents my commenting and even if I could I am not sure that I have words. The Power of Secretary aka Administrative Assistance   LGBTIQ public servants demand apology … Continue reading →Posted in CanadaEmergency PreparednessRaw Recovery SpecialistZeitgeist Analytics | Tagged best practisesBill C-51Canadian War on Queerscorporate culturegovernment culturegovernment paperworkMilitary CulturepolicyRCMPRCMP apology to womenRCMP vs womenscribesworkplace culture | 43 Comments | Edit

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LGBTQ2 for December 25

Today’s post includes non-LGBTQ2 specific data to make a pointed intersectionality point without specifically pointing to the problem.

BCE to The Suffragettes

1818

“Silent Night” was performed for the first time, at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.

12-25-1843 – 10-10-1915 Albert D. J. Cashier – Born in Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland as Jennie Irene Hodgers. He was an Irish-born immigrant who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Cashier was a transman. On Sept. 4, 1862, at the 

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age of 19, he enlisted into the 95th Illinois Infantry using the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was part of the Army of the Tennessee under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in approximately forty battles. He was once captured but escaped back to Union lines. A transcript from a letter written by Thomas Hannah, Jr., on November 17, 1862 reads:
“…we have just discovered one of our solders belonging to this regiment is a woman and [s]he is found out and sent home…”
After the war, Cashier returned to Belvedere, Illinois. In 

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1869 he settled in Saunemin, Illinois, where he worked as a farmhand. His employer, Joshua Chesebro, built a one-room house for him. For over forty years, he lived in Saunemin and worked as a church janitor, cemetery worker, and street lamplighter. Because he lived as a man, he was able to vote and later claimed a veteran’s pension under his pseudonym, Albert Cashier. In November 1910, Cashier was hit by a car that broke his leg. A physician discovered his secret in the hospital, but did not disclose the information. On May 5, 1911, Cashier was moved to the Soldier and Sailors home in Quincy, Illinois. He lived there until his mind deteriorated and was moved to the Watertown State Hospital for the Insane in March 1913. Attendants at the Watertown State Hospital discovered that he was female-bodied when giving him a bath, at which point he was forced to wear a dress.
When Albert Cashier died, he was buried in the uniform he had kept intact all those years and his tombstone was inscribed ‘Albert D. J. Cashier, Co. G, 95 Ill. Inf.’. It took nine years for Cashier’s executor, W. J. Singleton, to track Cashier’s identity back to his birth name of Jennie Hodgers. In the 1970’s, a second tombstone, inscribed with both of his names, was placed beside the first.

1886 – Sarah Bigelow, 18, and Lizzie Hart, 19, commit suicide in Massachusetts. Lizzie was apparently so bereft due to her mother’s death that she wanted to die. On her deathbed, Sarah said she loved Lizzie so much that she “would not let her die without me.”

1908, UK – Quentin Crisp (25 December 1908 – 21 November 1999)  is born. Named Denis Charles Pratt, Crisp becomes a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, detailing his life in homophobic British Society. When the book was adapted for television, Crisp began a new career as a performer and lecturer. 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. In his third volume of memoirs Resident Alien published in the same year, Crisp stated that he was close to the end of his life, though he continued to make public appearances and in June of that year he was one of the guest entertainers at the second Pride Scotland festival in Glasgow.

12-25-1911 – 05-31-2010 Louise Bourgeois – She was a French-American artist and a straight ally of the LGBT community. Best 

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known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art (three dimensional), Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. Themes of her work included the family, sexuality, the body, as well as death, and the subconscious. She was not affiliated with an art movement but her work fits in with Surrealism and Feminist art. She was married to Robert Goldwater, an American art historian, and had two children. The couple also adopted a child from France. In 2010, Bourgeois used her art to speak up for 

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LGBT equality. She created the piece “I Do,” depicting two flowers growing from one stem, to benefit the nonprofit organization Freedom to Marry. Bourgeois said, “Everyone should have the right to marry. To make a commitment to love someone forever is a beautiful thing.” In 1993 she had created artwork for the AIDS activist group ACT UP.

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1948

The Ravens’ incredible version of “White Christmas” entered the R&B hit registry, reaching #9. It was the standard by which all future R&B versions would be judged, even the legendary Drifters’ version, which was almost a note-for-note copy. The 78’s B-side, a haunting version of “Silent Night,” reached #8.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950 – Time magazine runs its first article on homosexuality, saying that homosexuals should not work in government jobs because they are a security risk. 

12-25-1951 Christine Kaufmann – Born in Princeton, Illinois. She is 

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a member of the Montana State Senate since January 2007. She previously served three terms in the Montana House of Representatives. She represents the 41st senate district, based in Helena. A lesbian, she is the first ever out gay Montana State senator.

12-25-1953   Joanna Werners – Born in Paramaribo, Suriname. At the age of 18, she moved to the Netherlands. She is a Dutch writer of Surinamese orgin. Her 

autobiographical novel Droomhuid was published in 1987. The novel tells about a black woman that’s “tossed about between her love for a black woman and for a white woman.” Her novel Dream Skin is the first lesbian-feminist novel in Surinamese literature. Her writing focuses on black women, their psychological and social emancipation, and lesbian love. (Photo by Michiel van Kempen c.1990)

December 25, 1954

Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ entered the Billboard Pop chart for the eleventh time. Bing’s rendition has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. It was the largest selling single in music history until it was surpassed by Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’.

12-25-1954   Annie Lennox – Born in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist, LGBT rights supporter, philanthropist, and gay icon. Lennox and Dave Stewart achieved international fame in the 1980s as the Eurythmics. In 1992, she began her solo career. In addition to her career as a musician, Lennox raised money and awareness for HIV/AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes.” Lennox has been married three times. She married her third husband, Mitch Besser, on September 15, 2012. In 2017, she was appointed Glasgow Caledonian University’s first female chancellor.

December 25, 1958

Alan Freeds Christmas rock n’ roll spectacular in New York took place with Johnnie Ray, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson, Frankie Avalon, Bo Diddley, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran, Jimmy Clanton, the Crests, Dion & the Belmonts, theMoonglows, the Royal Teens, and Baby Washington.

12-25-1958   Jeff Rohrer – Born in Inglewood, California. He is a former American 

football linebacker in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Yale University and was drafted in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft. In 2018, Rohrer came out as gay, announcing his engagement to Joshua Ross, his partner of two years. On November 18, 2018, the couple married. His marriage made him the first former or current NFL player to become part of a same-sex marriage. Rohrer had previously been married to a woman and has two children.

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December 25, 1964

In New York, “Murray The K’s Big Holiday Show” went on as scheduled, with the Zombies, the Nashville Teens, and the Hullabaloos, after the U.S. Labor Department lifted a ban on granting British artists work visas. Britain’s Musicians Union had retaliated by canceling Fats Domino’s upcoming tour, before the whole matter was dropped.

On the USA LP Charts: People  by Barbra Streisand was #4 while the Supremes moved up with Where Did Our Love Go and the “Mary Poppins” Soundtrack was #6.  the Soundtrack to “My Fair Lady” dropped to #10.

12-25-1968 Christine Johnson – Born in Charleston, South Carolina. She was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 2007 to 2010. She is a native of South Carolina and moved to 

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Utah as a teenager. In 2010 Johnson became executive director of the LGBT civil rights group of South Carolina Equality. She served 29 months as executive director. During her tenure SC Equality acquired the second pro-equality license plate in the Nation, created a PAC, and defeated an anti-transgender health care bill. She also facilitated a working relationship between the SC NAACP and SC Equality to bring about introduction of statewide hate crime legislation. In May, 2013, Johnson became the Vice President of Development and Community Outreach for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho. In early 2014, she was promoted to Vice President of External Affairs. She resigned on March 28, 2014 in order to travel internationally and consult with other NGOs (non-government organizations) abroad.

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12-25-1972 Staceyann Chin – Born in Jamaica, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She is a spoken-word poet, 

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performing artist, and LGBT rights political activist. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Pittsburgh Daily, and she has been featured on 60 Minutes. She was also on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she shared her struggles growing up as a gay person in Jamaica. She is of Chinese and African descent. In 2009, Chin published her autobiographical novel, The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir.

1979

Actress Joan Blondell died of leukemia at 73. (Here Come the Brides, Grease, Topper Returns, The Public Enemy, Gold Diggers of 1933, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Desk Set, The Champ, Support Your Local Gunfighter, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, This Could Be the Night, Stay Away Joe, Three on a Match)

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1982

In one of the most successful duets in Christmas music history, and surely the strangest, 30-year-old David Bowie and 73-year-old Bing Crosby achieved the number one song in the UK with “Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy”. The song had been recorded in September, 1977 when Crosby was in Great Britain to tape a TV special called Merrie Olde Christmas. Having him share a number with Bowie was the brainchild of producers Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion. After the recording circulated as a bootleg for several years, RCA decided to issue it as a single. It has since become a holiday standard, but it is entirely possible that neither Crosby or Bowie were familiar with each other’s work.

1987

George Michael made it three weeks at #1 with “Faith”.  Whitney Houston moved to challenge with her new one “So Emotional”

1989,

Germany – Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in East Berlin’s Schauspielhaus as part of the country’s celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He had conducted the same piece in West Berlin the previous day. Bernstein was an American composerconductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist who was bisexual. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.

1989

Absent from the charts after an Oscar winning movie career phase, Cher’s  “Just Like Jesse James” hit number 8. She chart again in Top Ten again with “Believe” in 1998.

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1992

Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was the top R&B song for the fourth straight week.

The “Bodyguard” Soundtrack was #1 on the Album chart for the third week. 

Canada – Joshua Birch commits suicide after suing the Canada military for the right to serve and winning.

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2010

Elton John and his partner David Furnish become the proud parents of a son, born to a surrogate. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was the first for the pair who have been together since the early 1990s. A second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born to the couple by the same surrogate mother on January 11th, 2013.

2016

Singer/songwriter George Michael who launched his career with Andrew Ridgeley in the duo Wham! before going solo, “died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver” at 53. In the mid-1980s with Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! (and for a while Wham UK as there was also an American Wham group) to score eight Billboard Top 10 hits, including “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”” (#1), “Careless Whisper” (#1), “Everything She Wants” (#1), “Freedom” (#3) and “I’m Your Man” (#3). As a solo artist, he reached the US Top 40 fifteen more times, including six number one records, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “One More Try”, “Monkey”, “Praying For Time” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

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2021

https://tass.com/society/1380779Russian Justice Ministry includes two LGBT organizations in foreign agents list – Society & Culture – TASSAccording to information on the Justice Ministry’s website, both organizations receive funding from the Sphere social and legal charitable foundation which has also been included in the list of foreign agentstass.com

Year Ender 2021: Historic Strides That Made LGBT Community Feel More Inclusive
https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/year-ender-2021-historic-strides-that-made-lgbt-community-feel-more-inclusive-4589201.htmlYear Ender 2021: Historic Strides That Made LGBT Community Feel More InclusiveMany countries scrapped laws that were regressive for the LGBTQ community while some laws were introduced to make life a little more easier for them.www.news18.com

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1305, France – Grand Master Jacques de Molay (1243 – 18 March 1314) and over 500 Knights Templar recant their confessions of homosexual activities to which they had admitted under torture. King Phillip IV burned 54 of them soon after the false confessions. Philip had de Molay burned upon a scaffold on an island in the River Seine in front of Notre Dame de Paris in March, 1314. The sudden end of both the centuries-old order of Templars and the dramatic execution of its last leader turned Molay into a legendary figure.

1573, France – French diplomat and law professor Hubert Languet (1518 – 30 September 1581) wrote to poet Sir Philip Sidney  (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586), “My affection for you has entered my heart far more deeply than I have ever felt for anyone else, and it has so wholly taken possession there that it tries to rule alone.”

1871 – In Cairo, Egypt, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Aida” had its world premiere at the Khedivial Opera House.

1920 –  Stormé DeLarverie (December 24, 1920 – May 24, 2014) is born. She was a butch lesbian whose purported scuffle with police was one of the defining moments of the Stonewall riots, spurring the crowd to action. She was born in New Orleans to an African American mother and a white father. She is remembered as a gay civil rights icon and entertainer who graced the stages of the Apollo Theater and Radio City Music Hall. She worked for much of her life as an MC, singer, bouncerbodyguard and volunteer street patrol worker, the “guardian of lesbians in the Village.” Her partner, a dancer named Diana, lived with her for about 25 years until Diana died in the 1970s. According to friend Lisa Cannistraci, DeLarverie carried a photograph of Diana with her at all times. DeLarverie continued working as a bouncer until age 85.

In addition to her work for the LGBT community, she also organized and performed at benefits for battered women and children. On April 24, 2014, DeLarverie was honored along with Edith Windsor by the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, “for her fearlessness and bravery.”

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1924 – The state of Illinois issues a charter to a non-profit organization called Society for Human Rights, the first US-based gay human rights group. The Society is quickly shut down, however, after a member’s wife complains to the police and its founder, Henry Gerber (June 29, 1892 – December 31, 1972) is arrested for “obscenity.” Gerber was an early homosexual rights activist in the United States. Inspired by the work of Germany’s Magnus Hirschfeld and his Scientific-Humanitarian Committee, Gerber founded the Society for Human Rights (SHR) in 1924, the nation’s first known homosexual organization, and Friendship and Freedom, the first known American homosexual publication. SHR was short-lived, as police arrested several of its members shortly after it incorporated. Although embittered by his experiences, Gerber maintained contacts within the fledgling homophile movement of the 1950s and continued to agitate for the rights of homosexuals. Gerber has been repeatedly recognized for his contributions to the LGBT movement.

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1946 – Brenda Howard (December 24, 1946 – June 28, 2005) was an American bisexual rights activistsex-positive feministpolyamorist and BDSM practitioner. Howard was an important figure in the modern LGBT rights movement. A militant activist who helped plan and participated in LGBT rights actions for over three decades, Howard was an active member of the Gay Liberation Front and for several years chair of the Gay Activists Alliance‘s Speakers Bureau in the post-Stonewall era. She is known as the “Mother of Pride” for her work in coordinating a rally and then the Christopher Street Liberation Day March to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Howard also originated the idea of a week-long series of events around Pride Day which became the genesis of the annual LGBT Pride celebrations that are now held around the world every June. Additionally, Howard along with fellow LGBT activists Stephen Donaldson and L. Craig Schoonmaker are credited with popularizing the word “Pride” to describe these festivities. A fixture in New York City’s LGBT Community, Howard was active in the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights which helped guide New York City’s Gay rights law through the City Council in 1986 as well as ACT UP and Queer Nation. In 1987 Howard helped found the New York Area Bisexual Network to help co-ordinate services to the region’s growing Bisexual community. She was also an active member of the early bisexual political activist group BiPAC, a Regional Organizer for BiNet USA, a co-facilitator of the Bisexual S/M Discussion Group and a founder of the nation’s first Alcoholics Anonymous chapter for bisexuals. On a national level, Howard’s activism included work on both the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights and the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation where she was female co-chair of the leather contingent and Stonewall 25 in 1994. Howard died of colon cancer on June 28, 2005.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-24-1950 Deborah J. Glick – Place of birth unknown, probably New York City, New York. She is an American politician from New York and a member 

of the New York State Assembly. She was the first out LGBT member of the New York Legislator. Her political activity began in college and her involvement in grass roots organizing continues today. She has focused on areas relating to civil rights, reproductive freedom, LGBT rights, environmental improvement and preservation, and the arts. She has lived in Greenwich Village for over 40 years.

12-24-1959 Lee Daniels – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an openly gay African-American actor, film producer, and director. Daniels was the director of Precious and The Butler, among other 

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films. Monster’s Ball, the debut production of Lee Daniels Entertainment, was a critical and box office success. He lives in New York City. He and his then-partner, casting director Billy Hopkins, adopted Daniels’ biological niece and nephew, Clara and Liam. Hopkins and Daniels later separated. On January 7 2015, Empire, a television series created by Daniels premiered. In 2015, he was listed as one of the nine runners-up for The Advocate’s Person of the Year.

Private Presley was living off base. Military Service in Germany Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Elvis had been undergoing a series of skin treatments for enlarged pores; however, they came to an abrupt end, when Elvis accused Griessel Landau of making sexual advances.  Landau threaten blackmail about 16 year old girls which he knew Elvis was seeing. Shades of Jerry Lee Lewis, so Elvis called The Col, and Elvis went to the army’s Provost Marshal Division, which referred the case to the FBI. . Griessel Landau was not a real doctor, he was selling an herbal face scrub and massage service and after a small payment, he flew to London and that was the end of it.

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12-24-1971 Ricky Martin – Born in San Juan, Puerto, Rico. He is a 

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Puerto Rican pop singer, actor, and author. After five years with the group Menudo, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico. In 1994 he starred on the American TV soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer. In late 1999 Martin performed The Cup of Life at the 41st Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. Martin has also expressed support for same-sex 

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marriage in an interview with Larry King, and commented on his experience of being closeted and coming out. “Everything about saying that I am gay feels right…”, Martin stated, adding “if I’d known how good it was going to feel, I would have done it ten years ago.” Ricky Martin’s autobiography, Me, was published on November 2, 2010. In 2016, Martin announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that he was engaged and going to marry artist Juan Yosef. Martin and Yosef married in 2017.

1978

ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog are granted a divorce. The group’s other couple, Benny Anderson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, who had just married three months earlier, would split in 1981.

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

12-24-1981 Chris Kluwe – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a straight ally and supporter of LGBT rights. Kluwe was an NFL Minnesota Vikings Punter. After he was released from the Vikings, he 

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signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 15th, 2013. On January 3, 2014, he retired from football. He was an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage and gay rights, and was considered to be one of the NFL’s more controversial figures. On January 18, 2013, Kluwe appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to discuss his support of same-sex marriage. On April 16, 2013, in recognition of his steadfast support of same-sex marriage and for starting a conversation about LGBT issues in athletics, Kluwe was named Grand Marshal of the 41st annual Twin Cities Pride festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

1990-Lesbian actress Pat Childers Bond (February 27, 1925 – December 24, 1990) dies of lung cancer at age 65. She was an American actress who starred on stage and on television, as well as in motion pictures. She was openly lesbian and in many cases she was the first gay woman people saw on stage. Her career spanned some forty years. She joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1945. Having accepted her homosexuality by this point, she was interested in meeting other lesbians. She acted as a nurse for soldiers returning from the South Pacific and also served in occupied Japan. In 1947, in Tokyo, 500 women were dishonorably discharged from the army on the charge of homosexuality. During this period, many lesbians testified against each other in trial but Bond married a gay GI soldier to avoid prosecution. Her marriage to Paul Bond in San Francisco afforded Bond an honorable discharge from the army on July 3, 1947. She later said she regretted leaving her lover in the Corps, but did so to protect her.  In 1990, Pat was honored by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in recognition of her army tenure at the end of World War II. Her personal papers and photo albums were donated to the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society. In 1992, The Pat Bond Memorial Old Dyke Award was founded in her honor. The award recognizes Bay Area lesbians over 60 who have made outstanding contributions to the world.

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

2000, Canada – Rev. Brent Hawkes reads the Bannes of Marriage for a gay and a lesbian couple at MCC Toronto. Bannes are an ancient Christian tradition which do not require a marriage license. Weddings in January 2001 are not registered by the Province of Ontario and the case goes to court

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2012, Serbia – The Serbian Parliament approves changes to the Penal Code to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes when it comes to hate crimes.

2013, UK –Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), considered the father of computer science, was a code-breaker who helped shorten WWII. Since he was gay, the British government offered him the choice of prison or chemical castration after he was convicted of gross indecency. He selected hormonal castration via estrogen. He died in 1954 of cyanide poisoning. In 2009, Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official apology, and the Queen issued Turing a royal pardon on this day in 2013.

2019

Liberace told Elvis Presley he needed ‘more glitz’ in his shows …

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Listen to David Bowie’s Christmas impression of Elvis Presley

Far Out Magazine–Nothing quite says Christmas like a bit of Elvis Presley—even if by that we actually mean David Bowie. A few years back, 2013 to be exact, Mick …

2021

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https://www.radioiowa.com/2021/12/24/iowa-librarian-appeals-to-colleagues-to-defend-books-on-lgbt-racism/Iowa librarian appeals to colleagues to defend books on LGBT, racism – Radio IowaThe chair of the Iowa Library Association’s intellectual freedom committee is encouraging librarians everywhere to defend books depicting diverse experiences. Amanda Vasquez says there’s been a swell of books that discuss racism and the LGBT experience being challenged in Iowa, but she says these books can help young people understand others. “There’s also this desire […]www.radioiowa.com

people after books….

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-23/gay-trans-rights-in-india/100697904In India, gay, lesbian and trans people can face witchdoctors, exorcists and ‘corrective rape’ – ABC NewsWhen Sonia asked a court for protection, her sexuality was still illegal. But when another young couple did the same, they made history in India.www.abc.net.au

politics pays attention to people to do not

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/communist-party-swaziland-urges-unity-lgbt-community-struggle-democracyCommunist Party of Swaziland urges unity with LGBT community in struggle for democracy | Morning Starmorningstaronline.co.uk

self identification is a problem in many spheres

mostly by undermining programs and protections for specific demographics

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/how-does-person-prove-lgbt-status-purpose-certificationProving LGBT Status for Purpose of CertificationIf you are an LGBT business owner, you may have considered becoming a certified LGBT-owned business through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certificatiowww.natlawreview.com

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12-23-1777 – 12-01-1825 Czar Alexander I – Emperor of Russia from 1801 – 1825. Born in St, Petersburg, he was raised by his grandmother, Catherine the Great. He came to the throne following the 

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assassination of his father, Paul I. Alexander was crowned on September 15, 1801 in the Dormition Cathedral n the Moscow Kremlin and rumors of his homosexuality began circulating shortly thereafter. During the early part of his rule, he relied on the “Unofficial Committee,” composed of four of his young companions, for political guidance and support. He was defeated by Napoleon and forced to sign a treaty in 1807. In 1812 he came back to defeat the French. He ended his reign as a recluse. Napoleon said about Alexander I, “He was the slyest and handsomest of all the Greeks!” In that period what was called a “Greek” was what we now call  “gay.”

 1868 –  Mary Rozet Smith (Dec. 23, 1868-1934) is born. She was a Chicago-born US philanthropist who was one of the trustees and benefactors of Hull House. She was the companion of activist Jane Addams  (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935), for over thirty years. Smith provided the financing for the Hull House Music School and donated the school’s organ as a memorial to her mother. She was active in several social betterment societies in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century.

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was the companion of Jane Addams for 40 years. Smith was a philanthropist and supporter of Hull House. She was from a wealthy Chicago family, the daughter of a successful manufacturer and a Philadelphia philanthropist. Smith first came to Hull-House in 1890 as a volunteer leading a variety of children’s clubs. She became an important benefactor of the settlement house and used her connections in Chicago society to secure gifts for Hull-House. She and Jane Addams bought a house together in Bar Harbor, Maine in 1904 

that they shared until Smith’s death in 1933 or 1934. The pair also vacationed together and traveled around the world, calling ahead to request a double bed, which was not unusual for women friends to do. Addams had Smith listed as an emergency contact on her passport. They also made major financial decisions together. At one point they considered adopting a child. As for the portrait painting of Smith, Addams sometimes traveled with it. Historians say that when Rozet Smith passed away, Jane received condolences from far and wide, not unlike a widow in a heterosexual relationship.

12-23-1860 – 09-26-1936   Harriet Monroe – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an 

American editor, scholar, literary critic, poet, and patron of the arts. First published in 1912, she is known as the founding publisher and long-time editor of Poetry magazine. Poets that she supported include Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, H.D., T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, Max Michelson, and others. She played an important role in the development of modern poetry. Monroe is known to have had a relationship with writer Mary MacLane. In 1902, MacLane wrote a love poem dedicated to Monroe. At the age of 75, Monroe died in Arequipa, Peru, while on her way to climb Machu Picchu. The high altitudes triggered a cerebral hemorrhage, which caused her death.

1888 – Christa Winsloe (23 December 1888 – 10 June 1944) is born. Winsloe was a 20th-century German-Hungarian novelistplaywright and sculptor. Her book Das Mädchen Manuela  (The Child Manuela) was reviewed in the New York Times. It was a translation from a German book about a lesbian relationship in a school for girls. The reviewer referred to it as “a social document that is moving and eloquent.” Das Mädchen Manuela is a short novel based on her experiences at Kaiserin-Augusta. The 1931 film version remains an international cult classic. Winsloe was involved in a relationship with newspaper reporter Dorothy Thompson (9 July 1893 – 30 January 1961), probably before World War II when Thompson was reporting from Berlin.  She moved to France in the late 1930s, fleeing the Nazis. During World War II, she joined the French Resistance. Contrary to what is often stated, she was not executed by the Nazis. Instead, on June 10, 1944, Winsloe and her French partner, Simone Gentet (died 1944), were shot and killed by four Frenchmen in a forest near the country town of Cluny. The men said that they had thought the women were Nazi spies, and were later acquitted of murder.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

The University of Tennessee Volunteers refused to play a team from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh over their concerns that the Dukes might use a black player in their scheduled basketball contest.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-23-1955 Dame Carol Ann Duffy – Born in Glasgow, Scotland. 

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She is a Scottish poet and playwright. Duffy is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate in May 2009. Duffy’s the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly gay person to hold the position.

1959 – The California Supreme Court upholds the right of LGBT people to congregate in Vallerga v. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The Court rules that a 1955 statute allowing the Dept. of ABC to revoke the liquor license of any establishment that was a “resort…for sexual perverts.”

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

December 23, 1968

Tammy Wynette released the album “Stand By Your Man.” Boy George Would Cover the Song for The Crying Game. (1992)

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The film Little Big Man is released. It features a character named Little Horse, played by Robert Little Star, who is biologically male but wears female clothing and identifies as a woman. Little Horse is a “hee-man-eh” which, in the Cheyenne tribe, is the tribe is the word for what anthropologists call a “berdache.”

1979

New records making their first appearance on the US record charts include: Rod Stewart‘s “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”, Anne Murray‘s “Daydream Believer”, Queen‘s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” and Neil Diamond‘s “September Morn”.

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

1993 – Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks premieres. The film is an American drama  and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDShomosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Hanks won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Andrew Beckett in the film, while the song “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Nyswaner was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, but lost to Jane Campion for The Piano.

1994 – In a much publicized adoption case in Seattle, Washington, Ross and Luis Lopton win permanent custody of their four year-old foster son, Gailen. The child’s birth mother had challenged the men’s right to adopt him.

1998 – The Centers for Disease Control releases a report on why some people at risk for HIV infection don’t get tested. Reasons included privacy and fear of positive test results.



1999 – Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon announced that a memorandum had been issued calling for immediate action against cases of anti-gay harassment in the military. 

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

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

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

2018

Billboard reported that the first leg of Elton John‘s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour topped their Hot Tours list. The legendary musician’s 22 shows grossed $42.5 million, selling 321,984 tickets.

2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/opinion/gay-history-hope.htmlOpinion | My Gay Retort to All the Grimness – The New York TimesNot everything in our country and our world has deteriorated.www.nytimes.com

https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2021/12/23/la-tech-first-nela-university-open-lgbtq-resource-center/8967123002/La. Tech first NELA university to open LGBTQ+ Resource CenterOther universities in Northeast Louisiana offer LGBT resources, but Louisiana Tech is the first to open a dedicated resource center.www.thenewsstar.com

there are conservative LGBTQ that is where ethnicity bigotry exists

and let’s not pretend that misogyny to women is not real

https://www.christianpost.com/news/lutheran-lgbt-group-suspends-trans-elca-bishop-for-alleged-racism.htmlLutheran LGBT group suspends trans ELCA bishop for alleged racism | Church & Ministries NewsA group that supports LGBT Lutheran clergy has suspended the membership of the first trans-identified bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, accusing the church leader of “racist” actions and words.www.christianpost.com

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