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LGBTQ2 history for December 29

BCE to The Suffragettes


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.


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 


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


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


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.’


LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMERICA – National Park Service › 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


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.


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”


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.



Stanford scholar explores the history of gay rights in Germany › 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 …


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 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…’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 … 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… 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 […] 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…’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

“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 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

from the article

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 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… Stamford Hill meeting protests against LGBT teaching – The Jewish ChronicleAudience said to be close to a

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 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

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

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.

from the article:

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

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 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

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