LGBTQ2 for December 1

BCE to The Suffragettes

1642 – The General Court of Connecticut adopted a list of 12 capital crimes, including “man lying with man.” The law was based on the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s Liberties of 1641 law which was based on the Old Testament proscription in Leviticus.

1715, UK – An Oxford University student notes in his diary that sodomy is very common there. “It is dangerous sending a young man who is beautiful to Oxford.”

1881 – Washington makes sodomy a crime.

1897, Germany – Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) petitions the Reichstag to abolish Paragraph 175, the first salvo in a lifelong campaign for repeal. He was a German Jewish physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany. He based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights“.

1901, Mexico – El Universal, a Mexican newspaper, reports that police raided a party attended by single women. The article implied that the women were lesbians.

1927 – A California appellate court upholds the sodomy conviction of a man after a private investigator hid under his bed to catch him in consensual sexual relations with his partner.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – New York Daily News front page: Ex-GI becomes blonde beauty, an article about Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989), the first American recipient of sex-reassignment surgery.

December 1, 1954

Johnny Ace was named Most Programmed Artist of 1954 by Cash Box magazine while on tour with Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton of “Hound Dog” fame.

1955 – Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005), the mother of the modern day civil rights movement, said NO in Montgomery, AL, refusing to give up her bus seat and sparking the year-long bus boycott. Her defiance amounted to an act of civil disobedience. It resulted in her arrest and conviction by a local court, which proved to be the spark for the Montgomery Bus Boycott and became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

December 1, 1956

“The Girl Can’t Help It,” starring Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell and Edmond O’Brien, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. The comedy features musical performances by Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, the Platters, Fats Domino, Julie London, Ray Anthony,the Treniers, Abbey Lincoln, Freddy Bell & The Bell-Boys, Teddy Randazzo, Eddie Fontaine, and Nino Tempo.

December 1, 1958

The musical “Flower Drum Song” Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre.

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

December 1, 1961

The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the The Cavern in Liverpool. That night they headlined a six-group Big Beat Session at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton in Wallasey. Between 1961 -1963, The Beatles played at The Tower Ballroom on 27 occasions.

Brian Epstein met with Decca Records to discuss a deal for a hot new band he was interested in called the Beatles.  This led to Decca A&R man Mike Smith going to the Cavern in Liverpool to hear the group, and an audition by a nervous young group of musicians with Decca on January 1, 1962.  In one of the classic music blunders of all-time, Decca turned the group down after their audition in favor of Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, telling Epstein, “The Beatles have no future in show business.”

December 1, 1963

The New York Times published an article about the growing phenomenon that was The Beatles and the music they made with guitars. Written by Frederick Lewislondon, it stated that “The Beatles are four young men who play guitars and drums and sing pop songs they write themselves. This sounds like merely a minor accomplishment, but it isn’t – not the way they do it, and the noise they make while they are doing it, and the spectacularly demented way they look while they are doing it. By comparison, Elvis Presley is an Edwardian tenor of considerable diffidence.”

1968

The Beatles White Album started a seven-week run at number one on the UK chart. The double set was the first on the Apple label,

Janis Joplin made her final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company in San Francisco, CA.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

December 1, 1972Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” is released in the US where it will reach #1. The tune causes much speculation about who Carly was singing about, with popular guesses that included Mick Jagger (who sang unaccredited backing vocals on the song), Cat Stevens, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson (with whom she had had brief relationships), her unfaithful fiance William Donaldson, and her ex-husband, James Taylor. At one point, Carly said she was singing about a composite of many men she had known, but later claimed that the song was about openly gay record producer David Geffen.

1974 – Gay activists Bernie Toal, Tom Morganti and Daniel Thaxton in Boston chose the purple rhinoceros as a symbol of the gay movement after conducting a media campaign. They selected this animal because, although it is sometimes misunderstood, it is docile and intelligent, but when a rhinoceros is angered, it fights ferociously. Lavender was used because it was a widely recognized gay pride color; the heart was added to represent love and the “common humanity of all people. The entire campaign was intended to bring gay issues further into public view. The rhino started being displayed in subways in Boston, but since the creators didn’t qualify for a public service advertising rate, the campaign soon became too expensive for the activists to handle. The ads disappeared, and the rhino never caught on anywhere else.

1973

Elton John continued to pace the album chart for the fourth week with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. on the songs,  Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” moved from 9-3 

1974 – The Greek letter  lambda was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. The lambda was selected as a symbol by the Gay Activists Alliance of New York in 1970.

1975 – Feminist writer Jill Johnston (May 17, 1929 – September 18, 2010) wrote an essay “Are Lesbians Gay?” in which she explained why she believed it was absurd for lesbians to align themselves with the gay movement. Johnston was an American feminist author and cultural critic who wrote Lesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. She was also a leader of the lesbian separatist movement of the 1970s. In 1993, in Denmark, she married Ingrid Nyeboe. The couple married again, in Connecticut, in 2009

December 1, 1975Bette Midler celebrates her 30th birthday with an emergency appendectomy.

1976 – In Florida, Willard Allen was released from a mental hospital 26 years after he was ordered by a judge to be held there for having sex with another man. His doctors had been recommending his release for almost 20 years.

December 1, 1976

The Sex Pistols, who have just released their first single, “Anarchy in the UK”, appear on British TV’s Today Show as a last-minute replacement for Queen.

December 1, 1977

In New York City, Queen played Madison Square Garden.

1979

Barry Manilow remained at #9 with One Voice 

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

1980 – Anita Bryant is interviewed by “Ladies Home Journal” and notes that she no longer feels as “militant” as she once did about gay rights.

1982 – The US House of Representatives votes to provide $2.6 million in funding to the Centers for Disease Control to fight AIDS.

1984

The “Purple Rain” Soundtrack by Prince tied More of the Monkees for the fourth-most weeks at #1 on the Album chart to that time with 18.  

1985 – “Cosmopolitan” article writes about AIDS noting, “If ever there was a homosexual plague, this disease is it.”

1987,

Prince decided to cancel the release of “The Black Album.” It was only a week away from release.

France -Author James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) dies. He was an American writer and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racialsexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America. An unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was expanded and adapted for cinema as the Academy Award-nominated documentary film I Am Not Your Negro. Baldwin’s novels and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures thwarting the equitable integration not only of African Americans, but also of gay and bisexual men, while depicting some internalized obstacles to such individuals’ quests for acceptance. Such dynamics are prominent in Baldwin’s second novel, Giovanni’s Room, written in 1956, well before the gay liberation movement. In 1949 Baldwin met and fell in love with Lucien Happersberger (September 20, 1932 – August 21, 2010), aged 17, though Happersberger’s marriage three years later left Baldwin distraught. Happersberger died on August 21, 2010, in Switzerland.

1988 – World AIDS Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization, on December 1st every year is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and remembering those who have died of the disease. The United States was the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, first noticed by doctors in young gay men in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco in 1981. Since then, 1.2 million people live with HIV, more than half of which are unaware of their infection. HIV is a silent disease when first acquired, and this period of latency varies. The progression from HIV infection to AIDS varies from 5–12 years. In the past, most individuals succumbed to the disease in 1–2 years after diagnosis.. However, since the introduction of potent anti-retroviral drug therapy and better prophylaxis against opportunistic infections, death rates have significantly declined. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe World AIDS Day with education on AIDS prevention and control.



1989 – African-American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) dies of complications from AIDS. He was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. In 2014, President Barack Obama selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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

1990

Whitney Houston owned the top R&B song–“I’m Your Baby Tonight”

Whitney Houston owned the top R&B song–“I’m Your Baby Tonight”.Vanilla Ice started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Ice Ice Baby’. The track sampled the bass intro to the Queen and David Bowie No.1 ‘Under Pressure’. ‘Ice Ice Baby’ was initially released as the B-side to the rapper’s cover of ‘Play That Funky Music’, and became the A-side after US DJ’s started playing it.Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fifth consecutive week with “From A Distance”.

Whitney Houston was on fire with her eighth #1 and 11th Top 10 song out of just 15 releases.  “I’m Your Baby Tonight” took over from Mariah Carey’s “Love Takes Time”.  Bette Midler had #5–“From A Distance

on the LP charts,  Whitney Houston was up from 22-5 with I’m Your Baby Tonight

and the classic George Michael album Listen Without Prejudice at #10.1993Elton John suffered a rare flop when his album “Duets” failed to crack the top twenty-five on the US album chart. The effort, which featured Don Henley, Chris Rea, kd lang, Little Richard, Kiki Dee, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt and Leonard Cohen, was received much better in the UK, topping out at number 5.

American rock singer-songwriter Ray Gillen died age 34 from an AIDS related disease in a New York Hospital. He was best known for his work with Badlands, in addition to his stint with Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s and recording most of the vocals on Phenomena’s Dream Runner album.

1997-Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) of the National Black Lesbian Gay Leadership Forum participated in a meeting with President Clinton to encourage greater inclusion of African American gays and lesbians in the President’s Initiative on Race.

1998

The gay rights ordinance will not be reinstated in Dade County until December 1, 1998, more than 20 years after the June 7, 1977 Singer and conservative Southern Baptist Anita Bryant leads a successful campaign with the “Save Our Children” Crusade to repeal a gay rights ordinance in Dade County, Florida. Bryant faces severe backlash from gay rights supporters across the U.S

1999 – Lavender Country was an American country music band formed in 1972, whose self-titled 1973 album is the first known gay-themed album in country music history. Based in Seattle, the band consisted of lead singer and guitarist Patrick Haggerty, keyboardist Michael Carr, singer and fiddler Eve Morris and guitarist Robert Hammerstrom (the only heterosexual member).

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

2008

Wham’s Last Christmas was the most played festive track of the last five years. The Performing Right Society put the 1984 hit at the top of their chart of seasonal songs, just ahead of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? The Pogues came third with Fairytale of New York, recorded with the late Kirsty MacColl and first released in 1987. Other featured artists include Slade, Mariah Carey and Bruce Springsteen.2009Little Richard asked fans to pray for his speedy recovery after undergoing hip surgery at a Tennessee hospital. The 76-year-old Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer asked family friend Rev. Bill Minson to tell fans “to get ready to rock ‘n’ roll with him in the new year because he’s coming back strong.”

2009, Europe – The Treaty of Lisbon and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union are amended to include sexual orientation protection

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

2015

December 1: During debate in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on the inclusion of gender identity as protected grounds in the provincial Human Rights Code, MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas (formerly reported in media as a lesbian-identified woman) formally comes out as genderqueer, becoming Canada’s first transgender-identified holder of a major political office.

2021

Heterosexual women are being criminally charged for miscarriages..

pregnancy is not only heterosexual women. bisexual pansexual and lesbians – as well as observed female at birth, regardless of self identity or actual diagnosis who do not speak in womanly terms. butch, nonbinary and transmen are still observed females

and are not heterosexual men in women’s bodies are not nonmen

there is no one way to be a heterosexual women, so little surprise there are more than one way to be a bisexual, or lesbian.

are at risk of sexual violence primarily by heterosexual men, but also bisexual men and transwomen. which pregnancy risk includes

and there is no woman who has had an abortion that took it as a light decision

so the transwomen demanding transplants of internal women’s organs, which male bodies do not have the nervous system linkages, nor muscle ability to expand during pregnancy – who seek abortion rights as if an historic accomplishment – demonstrate poor custodianship of such an organ.

women miscarriage for many reasons, and to have that criminalized

it is women’s bodies that are subject to restrictive laws

and women’s experiences expressed in language, is more removal of rights – denial of women to speak in affirming and descriptive language

our gender is our whole person,
not our parts nor body functions.

it is breast cancer, not chest cancer for majority of those diagnosed reasons.

breasts not chest feed the infant, which is observed and measured by doctors.

nina tryggvasonLGBTQ226 minutes ago

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/12/4-reasons-why-lgbtq-people-should-be-concerned-about-the-supreme-court-abortion-case/Why LGBTQ people need to care about the abortion case – Metro WeeklyThe Supreme Court’s decision in the Mississippi abortion case has implications for the LGBTQ community, says the Task Force’s Kierra Johnson.www.metroweekly.com

https://www.football-espana.net/2021/12/01/al-khater-qatar-world-cupQatar 2022 chief’s LGBTQ comments are against what World Cups representThe FIFA World Cup, a football competition in principle, but in practice, a month-long event that represents so much more.www.football-espana.net

https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2021/12/01/jojo-siwa-bella-thorne-miranda-cosgrove-the-30-under-30-hollywood-class-of-2022-breaks-the-rules/JoJo Siwa, Bella Thorne & Miranda Cosgrove: The 30 Under 30 Hollywood Class Of 2022 Breaks The RulesTinseltown’s youngest and brightest prove that success is made by choosing their own adventures.www.forbes.com

and adult discussion of serious adult sexual matters is sorely lacking

in the 1990s and 1980s, the threat of gay men along with lesbians and bisexuals being government registered in the USA was very real

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-11-30/federal-officials-focus-on-gay-and-bisexual-men-of-color-in-fight-against-hivIn Fight Against HIV, a Focus on Gay and Bisexual Men of ColorAs the U.S. aims to end its HIV epidemic, little progress has been made in preventing new infections among Black and Hispanic men who have sex with men.www.usnews.com

comic books are sexual fantasy fodder -and rescue fantasies.

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/from-supermans-bisexual-son-to-harley-quinn-and-poison-ivy-lgbtq-representation-is-increasing-in-mainstream-comics/From Superman’s bisexual son to Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, LGBTQ+ representation is increasing in mainstream comics | The Seattle TimesWhat do the son of Superman, Batwoman and one of the Robins, practically every member of the latest Guardians of the Galaxy team have in common? LGBTQ+ storylines as mainstream…www.seattletimes.com

look how long it took dictionaries to add systemic bigotry…..

dictionaries only capture words by published use

and heterosexual men control most of it still

heterosexual men claim all women are bisexual, and then claim to be lesbians owing to their attraction to women.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/583747-new-online-lgbtq-glossary-fails-to-include-bisexual-andNew online LGBTQ+ glossary fails to include ‘bisexual’ and ‘pansexual’ | TheHill“We are keenly aware of bi-erasure and the persistent confusion around bisexual identity.”thehill.com

in media history… pop pop pop culture, eh

https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/arts-culture/583911-real-housewives-of-miami-will-make-history-with‘Real Housewives of Miami’ will make history with first out lesbian housewife | TheHillFormer Russian model Julia Lemigova, who is married to the professional tennis player Martina Navratilova, will join the main cast when the series premieres Dec. 16.thehill.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/failed-gay-marriage-proposal-interrupts-live-tv-broadcast/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=0e4a626332-20211201_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-0e4a626332-430855381Rejected gay marriage proposal interrupts live TV broadcast / LGBTQ NationHold your horses, was that a “no…www.lgbtqnation.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1642 – The General Court of Connecticut adopted a list of 12 capital crimes, including “man lying with man.” The law was based on the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s Liberties of 1641 law which was based on the Old Testament proscription in Leviticus.

1715, UK – An Oxford University student notes in his diary that sodomy is very common there. “It is dangerous sending a young man who is beautiful to Oxford.”

1881 – Washington makes sodomy a crime.

1897, Germany – Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) petitions the Reichstag to abolish Paragraph 175, the first salvo in a lifelong campaign for repeal. He was a German Jewish physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany. He based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights“.

1901, Mexico – El Universal, a Mexican newspaper, reports that police raided a party attended by single women. The article implied that the women were lesbians.

1927 – A California appellate court upholds the sodomy conviction of a man after a private investigator hid under his bed to catch him in consensual sexual relations with his partner.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – New York Daily News front page: Ex-GI becomes blonde beauty, an article about Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989), the first American recipient of sex-reassignment surgery.

December 1, 1954

Johnny Ace was named Most Programmed Artist of 1954 by Cash Box magazine while on tour with Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton of “Hound Dog” fame.

1955 – Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005), the mother of the modern day civil rights movement, said NO in Montgomery, AL, refusing to give up her bus seat and sparking the year-long bus boycott. Her defiance amounted to an act of civil disobedience. It resulted in her arrest and conviction by a local court, which proved to be the spark for the Montgomery Bus Boycott and became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

December 1, 1956

“The Girl Can’t Help It,” starring Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell and Edmond O’Brien, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. The comedy features musical performances by Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, the Platters, Fats Domino, Julie London, Ray Anthony,the Treniers, Abbey Lincoln, Freddy Bell & The Bell-Boys, Teddy Randazzo, Eddie Fontaine, and Nino Tempo.

December 1, 1958

The musical “Flower Drum Song” Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre.

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

December 1, 1961

The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the The Cavern in Liverpool. That night they headlined a six-group Big Beat Session at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton in Wallasey. Between 1961 -1963, The Beatles played at The Tower Ballroom on 27 occasions.

Brian Epstein met with Decca Records to discuss a deal for a hot new band he was interested in called the Beatles.  This led to Decca A&R man Mike Smith going to the Cavern in Liverpool to hear the group, and an audition by a nervous young group of musicians with Decca on January 1, 1962.  In one of the classic music blunders of all-time, Decca turned the group down after their audition in favor of Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, telling Epstein, “The Beatles have no future in show business.”

December 1, 1963

The New York Times published an article about the growing phenomenon that was The Beatles and the music they made with guitars. Written by Frederick Lewislondon, it stated that “The Beatles are four young men who play guitars and drums and sing pop songs they write themselves. This sounds like merely a minor accomplishment, but it isn’t – not the way they do it, and the noise they make while they are doing it, and the spectacularly demented way they look while they are doing it. By comparison, Elvis Presley is an Edwardian tenor of considerable diffidence.”

1968

The Beatles White Album started a seven-week run at number one on the UK chart. The double set was the first on the Apple label,

Janis Joplin made her final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company in San Francisco, CA.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

December 1, 1972Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” is released in the US where it will reach #1. The tune causes much speculation about who Carly was singing about, with popular guesses that included Mick Jagger (who sang unaccredited backing vocals on the song), Cat Stevens, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson (with whom she had had brief relationships), her unfaithful fiance William Donaldson, and her ex-husband, James Taylor. At one point, Carly said she was singing about a composite of many men she had known, but later claimed that the song was about openly gay record producer David Geffen.

1974 – Gay activists Bernie Toal, Tom Morganti and Daniel Thaxton in Boston chose the purple rhinoceros as a symbol of the gay movement after conducting a media campaign. They selected this animal because, although it is sometimes misunderstood, it is docile and intelligent, but when a rhinoceros is angered, it fights ferociously. Lavender was used because it was a widely recognized gay pride color; the heart was added to represent love and the “common humanity of all people. The entire campaign was intended to bring gay issues further into public view. The rhino started being displayed in subways in Boston, but since the creators didn’t qualify for a public service advertising rate, the campaign soon became too expensive for the activists to handle. The ads disappeared, and the rhino never caught on anywhere else.

1973

Elton John continued to pace the album chart for the fourth week with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. on the songs,  Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” moved from 9-3 

1974 – The Greek letter  lambda was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. The lambda was selected as a symbol by the Gay Activists Alliance of New York in 1970.

1975 – Feminist writer Jill Johnston (May 17, 1929 – September 18, 2010) wrote an essay “Are Lesbians Gay?” in which she explained why she believed it was absurd for lesbians to align themselves with the gay movement. Johnston was an American feminist author and cultural critic who wrote Lesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. She was also a leader of the lesbian separatist movement of the 1970s. In 1993, in Denmark, she married Ingrid Nyeboe. The couple married again, in Connecticut, in 2009

December 1, 1975Bette Midler celebrates her 30th birthday with an emergency appendectomy.

1976 – In Florida, Willard Allen was released from a mental hospital 26 years after he was ordered by a judge to be held there for having sex with another man. His doctors had been recommending his release for almost 20 years.

December 1, 1976

The Sex Pistols, who have just released their first single, “Anarchy in the UK”, appear on British TV’s Today Show as a last-minute replacement for Queen.

December 1, 1977

In New York City, Queen played Madison Square Garden.

1979

Barry Manilow remained at #9 with One Voice 

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

1980 – Anita Bryant is interviewed by “Ladies Home Journal” and notes that she no longer feels as “militant” as she once did about gay rights.

1982 – The US House of Representatives votes to provide $2.6 million in funding to the Centers for Disease Control to fight AIDS.

1984

The “Purple Rain” Soundtrack by Prince tied More of the Monkees for the fourth-most weeks at #1 on the Album chart to that time with 18.  

1985 – “Cosmopolitan” article writes about AIDS noting, “If ever there was a homosexual plague, this disease is it.”

1987,

Prince decided to cancel the release of “The Black Album.” It was only a week away from release.

France -Author James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) dies. He was an American writer and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racialsexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America. An unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was expanded and adapted for cinema as the Academy Award-nominated documentary film I Am Not Your Negro. Baldwin’s novels and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures thwarting the equitable integration not only of African Americans, but also of gay and bisexual men, while depicting some internalized obstacles to such individuals’ quests for acceptance. Such dynamics are prominent in Baldwin’s second novel, Giovanni’s Room, written in 1956, well before the gay liberation movement. In 1949 Baldwin met and fell in love with Lucien Happersberger (September 20, 1932 – August 21, 2010), aged 17, though Happersberger’s marriage three years later left Baldwin distraught. Happersberger died on August 21, 2010, in Switzerland.

1988 – World AIDS Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization, on December 1st every year is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and remembering those who have died of the disease. The United States was the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, first noticed by doctors in young gay men in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco in 1981. Since then, 1.2 million people live with HIV, more than half of which are unaware of their infection. HIV is a silent disease when first acquired, and this period of latency varies. The progression from HIV infection to AIDS varies from 5–12 years. In the past, most individuals succumbed to the disease in 1–2 years after diagnosis.. However, since the introduction of potent anti-retroviral drug therapy and better prophylaxis against opportunistic infections, death rates have significantly declined. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe World AIDS Day with education on AIDS prevention and control.



1989 – African-American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) dies of complications from AIDS. He was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. In 2014, President Barack Obama selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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

1990

Whitney Houston owned the top R&B song–“I’m Your Baby Tonight”

Whitney Houston owned the top R&B song–“I’m Your Baby Tonight”.Vanilla Ice started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Ice Ice Baby’. The track sampled the bass intro to the Queen and David Bowie No.1 ‘Under Pressure’. ‘Ice Ice Baby’ was initially released as the B-side to the rapper’s cover of ‘Play That Funky Music’, and became the A-side after US DJ’s started playing it.Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fifth consecutive week with “From A Distance”.

Whitney Houston was on fire with her eighth #1 and 11th Top 10 song out of just 15 releases.  “I’m Your Baby Tonight” took over from Mariah Carey’s “Love Takes Time”.  Bette Midler had #5–“From A Distance

on the LP charts,  Whitney Houston was up from 22-5 with I’m Your Baby Tonight

and the classic George Michael album Listen Without Prejudice at #10.1993Elton John suffered a rare flop when his album “Duets” failed to crack the top twenty-five on the US album chart. The effort, which featured Don Henley, Chris Rea, kd lang, Little Richard, Kiki Dee, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt and Leonard Cohen, was received much better in the UK, topping out at number 5.

American rock singer-songwriter Ray Gillen died age 34 from an AIDS related disease in a New York Hospital. He was best known for his work with Badlands, in addition to his stint with Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s and recording most of the vocals on Phenomena’s Dream Runner album.

1997-Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) of the National Black Lesbian Gay Leadership Forum participated in a meeting with President Clinton to encourage greater inclusion of African American gays and lesbians in the President’s Initiative on Race.

1998

The gay rights ordinance will not be reinstated in Dade County until December 1, 1998, more than 20 years after the June 7, 1977 Singer and conservative Southern Baptist Anita Bryant leads a successful campaign with the “Save Our Children” Crusade to repeal a gay rights ordinance in Dade County, Florida. Bryant faces severe backlash from gay rights supporters across the U.S

1999 – Lavender Country was an American country music band formed in 1972, whose self-titled 1973 album is the first known gay-themed album in country music history. Based in Seattle, the band consisted of lead singer and guitarist Patrick Haggerty, keyboardist Michael Carr, singer and fiddler Eve Morris and guitarist Robert Hammerstrom (the only heterosexual member).

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

2008

Wham’s Last Christmas was the most played festive track of the last five years. The Performing Right Society put the 1984 hit at the top of their chart of seasonal songs, just ahead of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? The Pogues came third with Fairytale of New York, recorded with the late Kirsty MacColl and first released in 1987. Other featured artists include Slade, Mariah Carey and Bruce Springsteen.2009Little Richard asked fans to pray for his speedy recovery after undergoing hip surgery at a Tennessee hospital. The 76-year-old Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer asked family friend Rev. Bill Minson to tell fans “to get ready to rock ‘n’ roll with him in the new year because he’s coming back strong.”

2009, Europe – The Treaty of Lisbon and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union are amended to include sexual orientation protection

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

2015

December 1: During debate in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on the inclusion of gender identity as protected grounds in the provincial Human Rights Code, MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas (formerly reported in media as a lesbian-identified woman) formally comes out as genderqueer, becoming Canada’s first transgender-identified holder of a major political office.

2021

Heterosexual women are being criminally charged for miscarriages..

pregnancy is not only heterosexual women. bisexual pansexual and lesbians – as well as observed female at birth, regardless of self identity or actual diagnosis who do not speak in womanly terms. butch, nonbinary and transmen are still observed females

and are not heterosexual men in women’s bodies are not nonmen

there is no one way to be a heterosexual women, so little surprise there are more than one way to be a bisexual, or lesbian.

are at risk of sexual violence primarily by heterosexual men, but also bisexual men and transwomen. which pregnancy risk includes

and there is no woman who has had an abortion that took it as a light decision

so the transwomen demanding transplants of internal women’s organs, which male bodies do not have the nervous system linkages, nor muscle ability to expand during pregnancy – who seek abortion rights as if an historic accomplishment – demonstrate poor custodianship of such an organ.

women miscarriage for many reasons, and to have that criminalized

it is women’s bodies that are subject to restrictive laws

and women’s experiences expressed in language, is more removal of rights – denial of women to speak in affirming and descriptive language

our gender is our whole person,
not our parts nor body functions.

it is breast cancer, not chest cancer for majority of those diagnosed reasons.

breasts not chest feed the infant, which is observed and measured by doctors.

nina tryggvasonLGBTQ226 minutes ago

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/12/4-reasons-why-lgbtq-people-should-be-concerned-about-the-supreme-court-abortion-case/Why LGBTQ people need to care about the abortion case – Metro WeeklyThe Supreme Court’s decision in the Mississippi abortion case has implications for the LGBTQ community, says the Task Force’s Kierra Johnson.www.metroweekly.com

https://www.football-espana.net/2021/12/01/al-khater-qatar-world-cupQatar 2022 chief’s LGBTQ comments are against what World Cups representThe FIFA World Cup, a football competition in principle, but in practice, a month-long event that represents so much more.www.football-espana.net

https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2021/12/01/jojo-siwa-bella-thorne-miranda-cosgrove-the-30-under-30-hollywood-class-of-2022-breaks-the-rules/JoJo Siwa, Bella Thorne & Miranda Cosgrove: The 30 Under 30 Hollywood Class Of 2022 Breaks The RulesTinseltown’s youngest and brightest prove that success is made by choosing their own adventures.www.forbes.com

and adult discussion of serious adult sexual matters is sorely lacking

in the 1990s and 1980s, the threat of gay men along with lesbians and bisexuals being government registered in the USA was very real

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-11-30/federal-officials-focus-on-gay-and-bisexual-men-of-color-in-fight-against-hivIn Fight Against HIV, a Focus on Gay and Bisexual Men of ColorAs the U.S. aims to end its HIV epidemic, little progress has been made in preventing new infections among Black and Hispanic men who have sex with men.www.usnews.com

comic books are sexual fantasy fodder -and rescue fantasies.

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/from-supermans-bisexual-son-to-harley-quinn-and-poison-ivy-lgbtq-representation-is-increasing-in-mainstream-comics/From Superman’s bisexual son to Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, LGBTQ+ representation is increasing in mainstream comics | The Seattle TimesWhat do the son of Superman, Batwoman and one of the Robins, practically every member of the latest Guardians of the Galaxy team have in common? LGBTQ+ storylines as mainstream…www.seattletimes.com

look how long it took dictionaries to add systemic bigotry…..

dictionaries only capture words by published use

and heterosexual men control most of it still

heterosexual men claim all women are bisexual, and then claim to be lesbians owing to their attraction to women.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/583747-new-online-lgbtq-glossary-fails-to-include-bisexual-andNew online LGBTQ+ glossary fails to include ‘bisexual’ and ‘pansexual’ | TheHill“We are keenly aware of bi-erasure and the persistent confusion around bisexual identity.”thehill.com

in media history… pop pop pop culture, eh

https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/arts-culture/583911-real-housewives-of-miami-will-make-history-with‘Real Housewives of Miami’ will make history with first out lesbian housewife | TheHillFormer Russian model Julia Lemigova, who is married to the professional tennis player Martina Navratilova, will join the main cast when the series premieres Dec. 16.thehill.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/failed-gay-marriage-proposal-interrupts-live-tv-broadcast/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=0e4a626332-20211201_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-0e4a626332-430855381Rejected gay marriage proposal interrupts live TV broadcast / LGBTQ NationHold your horses, was that a “no…www.lgbtqnation.com

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

wikipedia

PBS

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

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