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LGBTQ2 for December 22

BCE to The Suffragettes

12-22-1881 – 08-1972 Edith Lewis – Lincoln, Nebraska. She was a magazine editor at McClure’s Magazine, the managing editor of Every Week Magazine, and an advertising copywriter at J. Walter Thomspon Company. Lewis 

graduated from Smith College in 1902. After graduation, she returned to Lincoln, Nebraska to teach. While in Lincoln, she met Willa Cather. She and Cather became lovers and lived in New York City together for almost 40 years. They also shared a summer cottage on the island of Grand Manan in New Brunswick, Canada. Lewis had a significant impact upon Willa Cather’s creative process. Lewis is buried beside Willa Cather in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. (Photo Edith Lewis, left, with Willa Cather in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 1926 – from Special Collections, University of New Brunswick)

1934 – Wallace Henry Thurman (1902–Dec. 22, 1934), a black editor, critic, novelist, and playwright associated with the Harlem Renaissance, dies, in New York City. Thurman wrote a play, Harlem, which debuted on Broadway in 1929 to mixed reviews. The same year his first novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929) was published. The novel is now recognized as a groundbreaking work of fiction because of its focus on intra-racial prejudice and colorism within the black community, where lighter skin has historically been favored. Thurman married Louise Thompson on August 22, 1928. The marriage lasted only six months. Thompson said that Wallace was a homosexual and refused to admit it. Thurman died at the age of 32 from tuberculosis, which many suspect was exacerbated by his long fight with alcoholism.

1939 – Bisexual blues singer Ma Rainey (September 1882 or April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) dies of heart disease at age 53. She was one of the earliest African-American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of blues singers to record. She was billed as the “Mother of the Blues”. Some of Rainey’s lyrics contain references to lesbianism or bisexuality, such as the 1928 song “Prove It on Me.”

12-22-1897 – 05-05-1988   Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin – Born in Macon, Georgia. She was born to a prominent Georgia family and as the daughter of a Confederate veteran, she was raised in the cultural mythologies of the “Lost Cause” and white supremacy. Lumpkin was a sociologist, teacher, and writer. Her autobiography, The Making of a Southerner (1947), is what she is best remembered for. She spent a her life studying and combating economic and racial oppression. According to author Jonathan Gould in his book, Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life, she was a closeted lesbian.

12-22-1900 – 11-03-1973 Marc Allégret – Born in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland. He was a French screenwriter, film director, and lover of French writer and Nobel Prize winner, 


Andre Gide. After filming a 1927 trip to the Congo with Glide, he chose to pursue a career in the motion picture industry. His relationship with Glide ended after that trip, although they remained close friends until Glide’s death in 1951. He is noted for discovering new talent including: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Louis Jourdan, and Roger Vadim, who became his directing assistant. Allegret wrote numerous scripts and directed more than fifty films.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-22-1943 David Parks – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an American politician. A Democrat, he is a 


member of the Nevada Senate. Parks was elected to the State Senate in November 2008. Prior to 2008, he had served in the Nevada Assembly since 1996. He was the first openly gay member of the Nevada Legislature. He served in the Air Force between 1967 and 1971.

12-22-1946 – 12-13-1986 Kuwasi Balagoon (born Donald Weems) – Born in the United States, place unknown. He was a Black Panther and a member of the Black Liberation Army. Arrested and convicted of various crimes, he 

spent most of his life in prison. He authored several texts while in prison, writings that have become influential among black and other anarchists . He was bisexual. He died in prison of an AIDS-related illness.

12-22-1947 Margaret L. McIntosh – Born in Quinter, Kansas. She is an American politician from the state of Maryland. She has been a 


member of the House of Delegates since November 1992. McIntosh is the only woman to serve as Maryland’s House Majority Leader. She is also the first gay person to serve in the Maryland General Assembly. McIntosh was also co-sponsor of Marriage Equality legislation.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

12-22-1960 – 08-12-1988 Jean-Michel Basquiat – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He was an African-American artist, musician, 


and producer. His Neo-expressionist and Primitivist paintings were exhibited internationally in the 1980s. In 1992, the Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art. In 1984 and 1985 he collaborated with Andy Warhol. He was known to be bisexual. His first sexual encounters were gay, and as a teenager he often worked as a gay street hustler. He died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27s

1964 – Dr. Harry Benjamin testifies at a meeting of the New York Health Department to urge that transsexuals should be allowed to have new birth certificates issued reflecting their gender preference. His recommendations were rejected

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1970 – The San Francisco Free Press prints Carl Wittman’s (February 23, 1943 – January 22, 1986) Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto. Reprinted and distributed all across the country in the next year, it quickly becomes the bible of Gay Liberation. He was a member of the national council of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and later an activist for LGBT rights. He co-authored “An Interracial Movement of the Poor?” (1963) with Tom Hayden and wrote “A Gay Manifesto” (1970). Wittman declined hospital treatment for AIDS and committed suicide by drug overdose at home in North Carolina.

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1986 – The “Gay/Lesbian Forum” airs on public access television in Charlotte, NC. Closet Busters produced the program.

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

12-22-1992 Mélanie Henique – Born in Amiens, France. She is a French swimmer who won a bronze medal in the 50 meter butterfly at 


the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai. In 2015, being openly lesbian, she was a victim of a homophobic attack in Amiens, suffering from a broken nose and forcing her to withdraw from the French Swimming Open. In 2016 she was one of 49 out LGBT athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1999-The Daytona Ohio city commission rejected a proposal to protect gays and lesbians in housing and employment. 

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

2010 – President Obama signs the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

12-22-2011 Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell, U.S. Navy Petty Officers, share first same-sex kiss at ship’s return. It was the first time on record that a same-sex couple was chosen to kiss first upon a ship’s return. Sailors and their loved ones bought $1 raffle tickets for the opportunity. Gaeta said she bought $50 of tickets, a figure that she said pales in comparison to the amounts that some other sailors and their loved ones had bought. The money was used to host a Christmas party for the children of sailors.


12-22-2015 Greece parliament voted to adopt a bill that legalizes civil unions for same-sex couples. The vote was conducted amid fierce debate between supporters on the legislation, including Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ Syria Party, and conservative parties opposing the vote. The legislation won 194 votes out of 300. Fifty-five members voted against it and 51 abstained. Same-sex couples will have the same taxation benefits and other public law rights. However, the bill does not allow same-sex couple to adopt children. The bill went into effect on December 24, 2015 and was published in the government gazette.

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LGBTQ2 for December 21

BCE to The Suffragettes

1888 – California Gov. Robert Waterman commutes the sentence of Lucilius Miller who had been convicted of sodomy in 1884. He had been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

1917, Russia – The Bolsheviks repeal the entire criminal code in favor of “revolutionary justice.” Among the laws nullified are those relating to sex acts between men. Seventeen years later Article 121 would re-criminalize it, carrying a sentence up to five years “deprivation of freedom.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-21-1943 Steve Abbott – Place of birth unknown. He was an American bisexual writer. After his wife died in a car accident, he moved to San Francisco with his two year old daughter. Alyssa, his daughter, was taken to raucous parties and was introduced to a world of artists, thinkers, and

 writers. She wrote a memoir, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father that is a memoir about growing up motherless during the 1970s and 80s in San Francisco with an openly gay father. In the book she writes, “When my parents first met at an SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) party and my father told my mother that he was bisexual, she answered,”That means you can love all of humanity instead of just half to it.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

12-21-1961 Gordon D. Fox – Born in Providence, Rhode Island. Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and 222nd 


Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from Feb. 11. 2010 to March 22, 2014. Fox resigned as House Speaker the day after his home and office were searched by U.S. Attorneys, the FBI, the IRS, and the State Police. On March 3, 2015, Fox pleaded guilty to wire fraud, bribery and filing a false tax return. He came out gay publicly in 2004 and is in long-term relationship with Marcus LaFond. The couple married on November 12, 2013.

December 21, 1962

The Dells, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Lloyd Price, Little Esther Phillips, Etta James, the Radiants, and Erma Franklin performed at Chicago’s Regal Theater for the start of their annual Christmas shows.


“Dominique” by the Singing Nun was #1 for a third week on the Easy Listening chart, which in 1979 became the Adult Contemporary chart and on the Pop chart.

People were flocking to see a gal with a message, and Joan Baez entered the Top 10 on the Album chart with Joan Baez In Concert.


12-21-1965 Andy Dick – Born in Charleston, South Carolina. He is an American comedian, actor, musician and television, and film producer. Best known as a comic, he is also known for his eccentric and controversial behavior. He briefly had his own program, The Andy Dick Show on MTV. He has been married to a woman. In a 2006 interview with the Washington Post, he stated that he was bisexual.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes – Stated is one thing – and many performers are attention seekers – Andy Dick is an excellent example.


Janis Joplin appeared as a solo performer at the Stax/Volt Yuletide Thing at Mid South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Cheap Thrills from Big Brother & the Holding Company fell from #1 to 3

1969 – Jim W. Owles (1947-1993) and Marty Robinson (1943-1992) leave Gay Liberation Front in New York City to form a group exclusively dedicated to the pursuit of gay rights. The new organization is called Gay Activists Alliance. They believed GLF was too focused on causes unrelated to gay liberation.
Both men died of AIDS related illnesses.

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  “Hey Old Man” by the Festfolk Quartet peaked at #5 in Sweden.  We know the Festfolk Quartet better now by their later name of ABBA.

1973 – A United States federal judge issues a bulletin stating that the federal civil service may not terminate an employee based on sexual orientation alone.


He was the man of the moment.  Elton John continued to own the #1 album with his Greatest Hits package, now #1 for five weeks.

December 21, 1976

Barry Manilow on Broadway opened for a two-week run in New York City.


Queen played the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

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1981 – Time and Newsweek run their first major stories about AIDS.


“I Miss You” from Klymaxx, Dionne & Friends (Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight) moved from 14 to 8 with “That’s What Friends Are For”,

1988 – The Chicago City Council votes 28-17 to approve a bill banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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

1990 – An MTV poll reports that 92% of America’s teenagers say it would make no difference to them if their favorite rock star came out as gay or lesbian


Queen Latifah (born Dana Owens) hit the R&B charts with “Latifah’s Had It Up To Here,” reaching #13.

 Unforgettable With Love from Natalie Cole moved from 13 to 7,

‘Bohemian Rhapsody – These Are The Days Of Our Lives’ by Queen started a five week run at No.1 in the UK, the 1975 word-wide hit had been re-released following the death of Freddie Mercury.

1993: The Democrats compromised with The Republicans and Defense of Marriage and DADT passed: The Department of Defense issues a directive prohibiting the U.S. Military from barring applicants from service based on their sexual orientation. “Applicants… shall not be asked or required to reveal whether they are homosexual, ” states the new policy, which still forbids applicants from engaging in homosexual acts or making a statement that he or she is homosexual. This policy is known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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

2004 – Newfoundland and Labrador become the eighth Canadian provinces to legalize same-sex marriage after a Supreme Court judge approves marriage licenses for two lesbian couples.

2005, UK –  one of the first Britons to take advantage of his country’s new Civil Partnership Act. Singer Elton John (born 25 March 1947) and David Furnish (born 25 October 1962) enter into a civil partnership at Windsor Guildhall. They were legally married on December 21, 2014.

2006 – New Jersey governor Jon Corzine signs the bill establishing civil unions in the state. The first civil union licenses become available on February 20, 2007.

2007, Nepal – Nepal Supreme Court orders the end of anti-LGBTQ laws and creates new laws that safeguard LGBTQ people.

2008 –Diego Sanchez (born 1957) is the first openly transgender Washington Congressional staff member, appointed as legislative assistant to Rep. Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940), the first openly gay member of the US Congress. Sanchez had been the first transgender person named to a Democratic National Committee earlier in 2008. Transgender Susan Kimberly (born 1941) had worked for Minnesota Rep. Norm Coleman at his home office (not Washington) previously.

2009, Mexico – The Legislative Assembly legalizes same-sex marriage and adoptions.

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Elton John and his longtime partner David Furnish were married in London, England on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. After the ceremony, the pair held a celebration at their estate near Windsor Castle.

2021 you’re struggling over the holidays, here’s a list of helplines and resourcesNo matter how you are celebrating, it’s important to know that you are never alone. Here’s a list of LGBT+ helplines and and LGBT teachers helping make schools safe for LGBT children | Metro NewsNicola Collins and Plume, Maldon’s Community Academy in Essex, won awards from the charity Just Like Us for their work in LGBT+

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LGBTQ2 for December 20

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12-20-1865 – 07-12-1950 Elsie de Wolfe (also known as Lady Mendl) – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American actress and interior designer. In 1926 she married diplomat Charles 


Mendl. The marriage was platonic and one of convenience. The couple entertained together, but kept separate homes. She lived openly with her lover, Elizabeth Marbury until her death in 1933. In 1926 the New York Times described de Wolfe as “one of the most widely known women in New York social life,” and in 1935 as “prominent in Paris society.” In Cole Porter’s lyrics about modern scandals, Anything Goes, he wrote, “When you hear that Lady Mendl, standing up/Now turns a handspring landing up-/On her toes/Anything goes!” The gossips called de Wolfe and Marbury “the bachelors.” Her niece was Natacha Rambova who was an American film costume and set designer, best known for her marriage to Rudolph Valentino.

12-20-1932   Carla Walschap – Born in Antwerp, Belgium. She is a Belgian teacher 

and writer. In 1959 she wrote the lesbian story Femmes Damnées in answer to Baudelaire’s famous poem of the same title. Her third novel, De Eskimo en de roos (The Eskimo and the Rose), published in 1963, focuses on a lesbian relationship between Claire, a 25 year old, and a fascinating Greek woman, ten years older. The novel was received favorably, despite what was considered controversial at the time. According to Dutch Professor Maaike Meijer, “What makes Walschap’s contributions to lesbian literature so memorable are both the truly joyful and unproblematic presentation of lesbian desire and the fact that she succeeds in shedding all associations with the mythic mannish lesbian.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – Frank Kameny (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011) is fired from his job as an astronomer in the United States Army’s Map Service in Washington, D.C. because of his homosexuality. A few days later he is blacklisted from seeking federal employment. These events spur Kameny into being a gay rights activist. He has been referred to as “one of the most significant figures” in the American gay rights movement. In 1961 Kameny and Jack Nichols (March 16, 1938 – May 2, 2005), fellow co-founder of the Washington, D.C., branch of the Mattachine Society, launched some of the earliest public protests by gays and lesbians with a picket line at the White House on April 17, 1965. In 1963, Kameny and Mattachine launched a campaign to overturn D.C. sodomy laws; he personally drafted a bill that finally passed in 1993. He also worked to remove the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association‘s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In 1971, Kameny became the first openly gay candidate for the United States Congress when he ran in the District of Columbia’s first election for a non-voting Congressional delegate. Frank Kameny was found dead in his Washington home on October 11, 2011 (National Coming Out Day). His death was due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In front of his headstone lays a marker inscribed with the slogan “Gay is Good”. Kameny coined that slogan, and in a 2009 AP interview said about coining it, “If I am remembered for anything I hope it will be that.”

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1973 – For the second time in two years, the New York City Council rejects a proposed gay rights ordinance for the city.

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1990, UK – OutRage! establishes the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights to address legal attacks against the GLBT community. OutRage! was a British LGBT rights group lasting for 21 years, 1990 until 2011. It described itself as “a broad based group of queers committed to radical, non-violent direct action and civil disobedience” and was formed to advocate that lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have the same rights as heterosexual people, to end homophobia and anti-LGBT violence and to affirm the right of queer people to their “sexual freedom, choice and self-determination”.

1999 – In Baker v. Vermont, the Vermont Supreme Court orders the state legislature to devise a law to give same-sex couples identical rights to married couples. Baker v. Vermont, 744 A.2d 864 (Vt. 1999), was a lawsuit decided by Vermont Supreme Court on December 20, 1999. It was one of the first judicial affirmations of the right of same-sex couples to treatment equivalent to that afforded different-sex couples. The decision held that the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage denied rights granted by the Vermont Constitution. The court ordered the Vermont legislature to either allow same-sex marriages or implement an alternative legal mechanism according similar rights to same-sex couples.

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


It was a very good year for Classic Rockers. Elton John and Billy Joel toured together and grossed nearly $60 million from just 31 dates, averaging $1.9 million per show. Eric Clapton proved to be a strong draw in international arenas, earning a healthy $43.5 million from 59 shows, racking up 38 complete sell-outs and averaging nearly $750,000 per night.

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12-20-2013 A federal judge ,U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby, struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban. Utah becomes the 18th state to allow same-sex marriages. The Salt Lake County clerk’s office issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.


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LGBTQ2 for December 19

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12-19-1883 – 05-31-1968 Abel Bonnard – Born in Poitiers, France. He was a French poet, novelist, and politician. Politically, a follower of


 Charles Maurras, his views evolved towards fascism in the 1930s. He collaborated with Germany in WWII and was one of the ministers of National Education under the Vichy regime (1942-44). He was condemned in absentia to death for wartime activities. However, Francisco Franco granted him political asylum in Spain. He was nicknamed la Gestapette — tapette meaning gay by the political satirist Jean Galtier-Boissière.

12-19-1898 – 08-05-1973 Barbette (Vander Clyde) – Born in Round Rock, Texas. He was an American female impersonator, high-wire performer, and trapeze artist. Barbette made his European debut in 1923 and appeared in such venues as Casino de Paris, the Moulin Rouge, the Empire, and the 

Folies Bergère. He returned to America in 1924 and became a featured attraction with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. While touring in London he was found having sex with another man, his contract was cancelled and he was never able to obtain a work permit in England again. It was the avant garde artist Jean Cocteau that came to his rescue. They had a brief affair. Barbette worked as a consultant on a number of films, including the circus sequences for Til the Clouds Roll By (1946) and The Big Circus (1959), and was hired to coach Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis on gender illusion for the film Some Like It Hot (1959). The end of his career is attributed to a number of causes including a fall, pneumonia, polio, or some combination of the three. Whatever the cause, it left Barbette in extreme pain. He committed suicide by overdose on August 5, 1973.

12-19-1908 – 03-31-2000 Gisèle Freund – Born in Schöneberg, Germany. She was a photographer and photojournalist, famous for her documentary photography, and portraits of writers and artists. Her 


subjects included James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Eva Peron, and Frida Kahlo. Freund became lovers with Adrienne Monnier while her lover, Sylvia Beach was in the United States. One of Freund’s most famous work was for Life magazine, which published “Northern England,” her photo documentary of economic hardship in Britain, on December 14, 1936. Because she was Jewish, she had to flee Germany and France. She spent time in Argentina and then in Mexico with the bisexual artist Frida Kahlo. In 1953, she returned to France. She died on March 31st, 2000 in Paris. She is celebrated as one of the best portrait photographers of the twentieth century. French Presided Jacques Chirac praised her as “one of the world’s greatest photographers.”

12-19-1910 – 04-15-1986 Jean Genet – Born in Paris, France. He was a controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty 


criminal, but later took to writing. At the age of 18 he joined the Foreign Legion. He was given a dishonorable discharge having been caught in a homosexual act. After returning to Paris in 1937, he was in and out of prison for theft, use of false papers, lewd acts, and other offenses. In prison he wrote his first poem and novel. Genet introduced himself to Jean Cocteau, who was impressed by his writing. Cocteau used his contacts to get Genet’s work published. By 1949 he had completed five novels, three plays, and numerous poems, many controversial for their explicit and often deliberately provocative portrayal of homosexuality and criminality.

1922: The God of Vengeance opens at the Provincetown Playhouse. The drama, translated from Yiddish and performed in English for the first time, includes the first lesbian scenes on the American stage.  The drama, translated from Yiddish and performed in English for the first time, includes the first lesbian scenes – and Broadway’s first lesbian kiss – on the American stage. It opened on Broadway in 1924. The theatre owner and 12 cast members found guilty of obscenity (later overturned). The play premiered in Yiddish theatre in 1907.

1924: In Hanover, Germany, a gay man named Fritz Haarmann is found guilty of 24 of the 27 murders and sentenced to death. The case ultimately becomes one of the inspirations for Fritz Lang’s classic film, “M.” The publicity surrounding the case results in a major setback for the German homophile movement.

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1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950 – Edward S. Flanagan (December 18, 1950 – November 3, 2017) is born. He was an American politician from Vermont. He served as Vermont State Auditor from 1993 to 2001 and as a State Senator from 2005 to 2011.He was the first openly gay lawmaker in the country elected to statewide office. 

December 19, 1956

Elvis Presley had 10 singles on the Billboard chart, a record setting feat, which stood until 1964 when the Beatles had 14 simultaneous chart hits.

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

12-19-1960 Michelangelo Signorile – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is a gay American journalist, author, and national 


talk radio host. His 1993 book, Queer In America, explored the negative effects of the LGBT closet and provided one of the intellectual justifications for outing public officials. His radio show airs weekdays across the United States and Canada on Sirius XM Radio, and globally online. He is also editor-at-large for Queer Voices on Huffington Post, where he writes regularly. Signorile was inducted in the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s LGBT Journalist Hall of Fame in August 2011. In 2013, he married David Gerstner. In April 2015, his fifth book, It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia and Winning True Equality was published.


 Soundtracks captured three positions, as “My Fair Lady” was #6, the new “Mary Poppins” moved from 14-8 and “A Hard Day’s Night” from the Beatles was #10.

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December 19, 1970

Elton John‘s first US hit, “Your Song” enters the Billboard Hot 100, where it will reach number eight. A version of the tune had already been recorded by Three Dog Night for their “It Ain’t Easy” album, but it wasn’t issued as a single.

 U.S. President Richard Nixon commended Mike Curb of MGM Records for dropping acts, including Connie Francis, that purportedly advocated drug use.  Curb later became the Lieutenant Governor from California.

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1980 –

In Ottawa, Justice Minister Jean Chrétien announces proposals to revise the Criminal Code to reduce age of consent to 18 years and make other changes in legislation related to sexual offences. 

The film “9 to 5,” with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin opened.

ABBA scored their seventh UK No.1 album with The Visitors, the Swedish pop group’s eighth and final studio album. It was one of the first records to be recorded and mixed digitally, and was the first in history to be manufactured on the new CD format in 1982 on Atlantic. Until 2021, when the last superband with all original members still alive, and the only group who’s tribute/impersonators exceeded Elvis Presley acts.


The Pet Shop Boys had their third UK No.1 single with their version of ‘Always On My Mind. The duo had performed a version of ‘Always on My Mind’ on Love Me Tender, an TV special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, their performance was so well-received that the group decided to record the song and release it as a single.

The “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack was the #1 album for the sixth week, with the former #1 Bad by Michael Jackson logging a fifth week at #2.  Faith from George Michael moved to #3 in its fifth week,  Whitney Houston remained in the #10 position with Whitney.

– Ronan Farrow – Born in New York City, New York. He is the son of actress Mia Farrow 

and filmmaker Woody Allen. Farrow is an American journalist and lawyer. On October 10, 2017, The New Yorker published an investigative article by Farrow detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein five days after the New York Times published its own findings on Weinstein. The New Yorker won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for Farrow’s reporting, sharing the award with The New York Times. Interesting to note that in 2016, NBC had decided against airing Farrow’s findings. Farrow is openly gay. His partner is podcast host and former presidential speech writer, Jon Lovett. They have been together since 2011

12-19-1985 Lady Sovereign (Louise Amanda Harman) – Born in 


Wembley, London, England. She is an English rapper, songwriter, singer, and grime artist. Her best known song is Love Me or Hate Me. She is noted for her professional success in performing styles of music dominated by males. In 2010 in an interview in Diva magazine, she came out as gay.

12-19-1985   Shane Bitney Crone – Born in Kalispell, Montana. He is an American filmmaker, writer, speaker, and advocate for LGBT rights. Crone made headlines in May 2012 when he release a video on YouTube titled It Could Happen to You. He 

spoke of the devastation he faced after the unexpected death of his longtime life partner, actor Tom Bridegroom, who fell to his death while photographing a friend on the roof of her four-story apartment building in the Silverlake-Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Crone’s family accepted his sexual orientation but Bridegrooms family had not. Crone was threatened with physical violence if he attended the funeral of his lover and was not mentioned in the obituary or memorial. He had also been denied hospital visitations and other rights accorded to married couples because he was not recognized as Bridegroom’s partner or as family. April 23, 2013, Bridegroom, a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and was 

endorsed by former President Clinton, who introduced the documentary. Clinton stated, “This is really, on one level, a wonderful, sad, heartbreaking yet exhilarating and life-affirming story…and on another level, it’s a story about our nation’s struggle to make one more step in forming a more perfect union, for which marriage is both the symbol and substance.” Bridegroom won the Tribeca Film Festival Audience’s non-fiction award. On February 15, 2016, Crone announced that he is a relationship with American Idol finalist Rayvon Owen. March 3, 2018 they announced that they would be getting married. (Photo by Scott Davis)

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

1992Whitney Houston’s single “I Will Always Love You” sold a record 399,000 copies in one week, breaking the record set by Bryan Adams’ single, (“Everthing I Do) I Do For You” a year earlier; remaining remained #1 on the R&B chart for the third straight week and the new #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. And Ms. Houston made it a triple with her fourth week at #1 overall with “I Will Always Love You”.

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

Madonna appeared on television’s “Dateline.”

2005Sir Elton John turned down £5.7m for the exclusive rights to his civil union to his partner David Furnish. The couple had considered the offer from a US television channel, putting the money in the Elton John Aids Foundation, but they told Attitude magazine they had decided to keep the day private.


New Jersey bans gender identity discrimination in the private sector.

2008 – Diego Sanchez (born 1957) is the first appointed transgender Washington Congressional staff member, becoming a legislative assistant to Rep. Barney Frank. Frank is the first out gay member of the U.S. Congress.

2012Madonna’s MDNA World Tour made more money than any other during 2012. The tour grossed $228m (£141m), after more than 1.6 million fans paid to see her perform in 65 cities worldwide since last June. She beat Bruce Springsteen into first place on the highest-grossing tour list, who earned $198 million (£123 million). Also in the top 25 were Coldplay, who took fifth place, and Lady Gaga at number six, who attracted audiences reaching 1.1 million people in comparison. Jay-Z and Kanye West came in at number nine, while Justin Bieber’s tour was the 20th highest-earning at $30.6 million (£18.9m).

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

12-19-2013 The New Mexico Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage constitutional. It becomes the 17th state to allow gay marriage.


Operation Paperclip at work generals warn U.S. military deeply divided and future coup attempt possible – The Globe and MailIn the run-up to anniversary of Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol, trio say another contested presidential election could lead to ‘lethal chaos’ and even civil

people not wanting to be heterosexual is not L or G or B or T

and L and G are not the parents of the other subcultures, nor emerging demographics

L and G do not engage in procreative sex by sexual orientation meaning and definition in law’s LGBT+ population could be twice as big as previously thought, study saysThe results of an experimental study suggests the LGBT+ population of the US may be over 20 million, double the numbers previously Wang Lee Hom Gay Or Bisexual? Wife Lee Jinglei Cheating Video Explained Wiki-Bio, AgeWang Lee Hom who is a versatile personality from Hollywood is in the trends Is Wang Lee Hom Gay Or Bisexual? Wife Lee Jinglei Cheating Video Explained Wiki-Bio, The Bachelor Contestants Know Colton Underwood Was Gay During Filming? Hannah Brown Speaks Out | CinemablendFormer Bachelorette Hannah Brown discusses dating Colton Underwood on The Bachelor before he came out as

legal words and word play vs real people’s lives gay couple wed despite uncertainty over gay marriage | AP NewsHYDERABAD, India (AP) — In a first for the southern Indian state of Telangana, two men celebrated their same-sex union with a wedding ceremony on Saturday. Abhay Dange and Supriya Chakraborty wore white tuxes, exchanged rings on a lavish marquee in what they called a “promising ceremony” and called each other “soul mates”, reported local artist Boosie alleges gay people threatened to stab himThe controversial rapper revealed this in an’s Fandom Is Made By The Gays And For The GaysVi and Caitlyn’s queer romance has helped form a truly special fandom around

was this not supposed to have been done years ago? Blood Services moves closer to ending gay blood ban – CityNews TorontoIn a move many have been calling for for years, more gay men may soon be able to donate blood after Canadian Blood Services asked Health Canada to allow changes to its screening policies.
Currently, gay men can only…

because non hetero women are more transgressive and face more police attention as a result – same for ethnicity being a factor

the law favours white heterosexual men are so many lesbian, bi and transgender women in prison? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-StarData show that rates of incarceration for lesbian, gay and bisexual people were 1,882 per‘Under the Christmas Tree’ Lifetime Review: Stream It or Skip It?Under the Christmas Tree is a new Lifetime holiday movie starring Elise Bauman and Tattiawna Jones. The film is one of many LGBTQ+ themed Christmas movies released this ignored complaints against lesbian couple before they killed a childLesbian couple Savannah Brockhill and Frankie Smith found guilty of killing Smith’s 16 months old child Star Hobson in Keighley,’t miss this ‘big, Black, queer-ass American Broadway show’Raves for ‘A Strange Loop’ at Woolly

LGBTQ2 being employed, representing and being role models

is not an empty gesture

it is not merit to the best heterosexual goes the job

and self identification undermines demographic equity as it is co-opting oppression

and there is enough to go around for heterosexual women and LGBTQ2 across ethnicity and disabiities, age and everything else we measure Aaron Sorkin says casting only gay actors in queer roles is an ‘empty gesture’Being the Ricardos filmmaker Aaron Sorkin has said that casting only gay actors as queer characters is an “empty gesture” and a “bad idea” queer stories is hateful | Letters To Editor | union-bulletin.comAccording to the CDC, LGBTQ kids between 13 and 24 are four times more likely to die by suicide than their peers. The Trevor Project estimates that a queer

once subtext now queerbaiting across LGBTQ2

who deserve LGBTQ2 role models in LGBTQ2 representative roles

not heterosexuals doing gay for pay and acclaim The Witcher queer-baiting us in season 2?The Witcher season 2 doubles down on Jaskier’s homoerotic feelings for Geralt, but actor Joey Batey and showrunner Lauren Hissrich insist he isn’t of ‘Gender Queer,’ one of most-banned books in U.S., addresses controversyLGBTQ book “Gender Queer: A Memoir” has been challenged by parents, school officials and lawmakers in at least 11 states, including Texas, Florida and New Best Films With Queer Representation of 20202020 offered award-winning and provocative explorations of trans, non-binary, lesbian, and other LGBT+

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12-18-1626 – 04-19-1689 Queen Christina of Sweden – Born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is remembered as one of the most educated women of the 1600s. Christina was interested in religion, 


philosophy, mathematics, and alchemy. She drew many scientists to Stockholm wanting the city to become the “Athens of the North.” Her closest female friend and noted passion of her youth was Ebba Sparre. She introduced Sparre to the English ambassador as her “bedfellow,” assuring him that Sparre’s intellect was as striking as her body. Queen Christina never married. She revealed in her diary that she felt “an insurmountable distaste for marriage” and “for all 

things that females talked about and did.” She was known to dress in men’s clothes, including wearing men’s shoes. On February 26, 1649, Christina announced that she had decided not to marry and instead wanted her first cousin Charles to be heir to the throne. The coronation took place in October 1650. The 1933 film Queen Christina starred Greta Garbo and was a major commercial and critical success in the U.S. and worldwide.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: It is best to avoid modern re-readings of historic figures and lesbian rather than intersexed or trans. People exist in the context of time periods.

12-18-1900 – 03-30-1983 Suzy Solidor – Born in Brittany, France. She 

was a French singer and actress. Early in the 1930s, she became a popular singer and opened a nightclub called La Vie Parisienne. Solidor was an out lesbian. As a publicity stunt, she became known as the “most painted woman in the world.” She posed for some of the most famous artists of the day, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Raoul Dufy, Tamara de Lempicka, Marie Laurencin, Francis Picabia, and Kees van Dongen. Her requirement for sitting was that she would be given the painting to hang in her club. Her night club became one of the most popular spots in Paris. During WWII her club was popular with German officers. In 1941, she recorded a version of a German song, Lil Marleen. After the war she was convicted by the Épuration légale as a collaborator and had to leave France. She went on tour in the United States and was able to return to France in the 1960s. It’s possible that she was a double agent. In order to keep her nightclub open, she had to sign a document that stated she was a member of the Aryan race. There is also documentation that suggests that she helped Jewish people get out of France by getting papers for them. Solidor may also have been passing information to the Resistance that she got from the Germans when they got drunk at her club. She died on March 30, 1983 in Cagnes-sur-Mer and is buried in the town.

1879 – Stagecoach driver Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst (1812 – Dec. 18, 1879) dies. The medical examiner discovers Charley is female. Parkhurst, who registered to vote in 1868, was known as “One-eyed Charley,” wearing a black patch over her left eye, lost when attempting to shoe a horse. When Parkhurst did speak, he didn’t hesitate to sling around swear words in a gruff voice. The only part of his appearance that was out of place was his clean-shaven face, an odd choice for a man in those days. His grave is at the Pioneer Cemetery at 44 Main Street in Watsonville, California.

LGBTQ2 blogger nina notes, it is an error to read historic persons in modern contexts, women passed as men to support themselves in a world where women were denied education and employment generally. Avoiding the treatment women are subjected to is different from a body dysmorphia diagnosis.

1902 – Dr. William S Barker of St Louis presents a paper to the Medical Society of City Hospital Alumni about two men he identified as “W” and “B,” saying W showed an unnatural fondness for B and the two were inseparable

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-18-1946 Steven Spielberg – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List


(1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Three of his films – Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993) — achieved box office records. A supporter of LGBT equal rights, he with his wife, Kate Capshaw, donated $100,000 to defeat Prop. 8 in California. He also quit his high-ranking position in the Boy Scouts of America because they decided to no longer allow openly gay scout leaders.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The ET lead human character was originally a girl and was changed to a boy for audiences comfort, and The Color Purple left out the lesbian story plot.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-18-1950 Edward S. Flanagan – Place of birth unknown. Flanagan served as Vermont’s State 


Auditor from 1993 through 2001, becoming the first openly gay, statewide-elected official in the United States. In 2000, he was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, becoming the first openly gay individual to be nominated by a major party as a candidate for the United States Senate. He was a member of the Vermont State Senate from 2005 to 2011. He is married to his long time partner Isaac Lustgarten.

1953 – Dr. Harry Benjamin conducts a symposium on transsexuals for the New York Academy of Medicine.

Benjamin was a German-American endocrinologist and sexologist, widely known for his clinical work with transsexualism.  In 1979 the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association was formed, using Benjamin’s name by permission. The group consists of therapists and psychologists who devised a set of Standards of Care (SOC) for the treatment of gender identity disorder, largely based on Benjamin’s cases, and studies.  It later changed its name to The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), but still reveres its links to Harry Benjamin.

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

1961 – Brian Orser  (born 18 December 1961, figure skater is born.
He is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater. He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist1987 World champion and eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. At the 1988 Winter Olympics, the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano (born October 22, 1963, who were the two favorites to win the gold medal, captured media attention and was described as the “Battle of the Brians“.  Orser and Boitano are both openly gay. He was forced to reveal his sexuality in November 1998, when he lost a legal battle to prevent public disclosure when an ex-partner sued him for palimony.  Orser initially feared the revelation of being gay would ruin his career, but he has since embraced support from other skaters and the public. Since 2008, he has been in a relationship with Rajesh Tiwari, a director of The Brian Orser foundation.[

12-18-1963 Brad Pitt – Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is an American actor and producer. He’s a 


supporter of same-sex marriage. In an October 2006 interview with Esquire, Pitt said he would marry Angelina Jolie when everyone in America is legally able to marry. They were married in 2014 and on September 19, 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. In September 2008, he donated $100,000 to campaign against California’s Proposition 8. In March 2012, he was featured in a performance of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 — a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage. He played Judge Vaughn Walker.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes, celebrity is as celebrity does, eh

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974 – The first International Gay Rights Conference began. It would lead to the formation of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) in 1978. The ILGA is an international organization bringing together more than 750 LGBTI groups from around the world. It continues to be active in campaigning for LGBT rights and intersex human rights on the international human rights and civil rights scene, and regularly petitions the United Nations and governments. ILGA is represented in 110+ countries across the world. ILGA is accredited by the United Nations and has been granted NGO Ecosoc consultative status.

12-18-1975 Sia Furler – Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. She is an Australian singer-songwriter. Furler has always been out as bisexual. When asked about her sexuality, she said, “I’ve 


always been …well, flexible is the word I would use.” Her song Breathe Me was used in final episode of 6 Feet Under. As a songwriter she has collaborated with many artists including Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Jessie J, Celine Dion, and many others. She married documentary filmmaker Erick Anders Lang in August 2014.

12-18-1975 Jamie Charles “Jay” Bakker – Born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an American pastor, author, speaker, and theologian. He is the younger of two children born to televangelists Jim 


Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner. He adopted a more progressive form of Christianity and became a co-founder of Revolution Church, created in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994. He has endorsed gay marriage and has been an advocate for the church’s acceptance of the LGBT community. Bakker has also spoken out against religion in politics, stating that it prevents civil discussion of topics such as homosexuality and abortion. Bakker’s church used rainbow-colored communion-bread to celebrate gay marriage in Minnesota. In 2006, he was featured in the six-part documentary One Punk Under God on the Sundance Channel.

1978 – A Toronto police sergeant calls three school boards in the area and informs them six teachers in their employ were arrested in the Barracks steam bath raid. The officer is given only internal department reprimand.

1979 – ABC News Close-Up features a documentary on homosexuals. Fifteen affiliates refused to air it and the network was not able to find a single commercial sponsor. It covered topics such as promiscuity and implied that gays could not form stable relationships.

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1980 – The New York State Court of Appeals abolishes the state’s sodomy laws.

12-18-1980   Christina Aguilera – Born in Staten Island, New York City, New York. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Her awards 

include five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Selling more than 75 million records worldwide has made her one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Aguilera is a gay icon and has long supported equal rights for the LGBT community. In 2002, she dedicated her single Beautiful to the LGBT community. The music video earned a GLAAD Media Award for its positive portrayal of gay and transgender people. In her Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community for Billboard, Aguilera called her LGBTQ fans her fighters, heroes, and the reason she loves what she does. She wrote, “LGBTQ community has never had it easy. The struggles each one of you faces daily on an individual level and on a broader political and cultural level are unimaginable, yet you keep fighting, you keep moving forward, trailblazing and beating all odds with love always in your hearts.”  (Photo by Ian Smith)

1982, Canada – The Quebec parliament overwhelmingly approves a measure, and becomes the first North American legislative body, to authorize Domestic Partnership benefits for same-sex couples. It gives domestic partners of gays and lesbians legal protection and access to economic benefits previously restricted to straights, authorizing “Domestic Partnership” benefits for gay and lesbian couples

1984 –

The Times of Harvey Milk” wins the New York Critics’ Award for Best Documentary of the Year. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, and then on November 1, 1984 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The film was directed by Rob Epstein (born April 6, 1955), produced by Richard Schmiechen (July 10, 1947 – April 7, 1993), and narrated by Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954), with an original score by Mark Isham. In 2012, this film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.[4


Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. The song was Madonna’s first No. 1 hit.

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

1990 – Dr. Stanley Biber (May 4, 1923 – January 16, 2006)  of Trinidad, Colorado is elected to the city council. Dr. Biber performs approximately 60% of the world’s sex change operations.He was an American physician who was a pioneer in sex reassignment surgery, performing thousands of procedures during his long career. Dr. Marci Bowers (born January 18, 1958), a gynecologist and transsexual woman herself, took over his SRS practice. Bowers also offers restorative procedures for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), whom she does not charge for surgery. Bowers married eleven years prior to her surgery, and remains married to her female spouse.

12-18-1990   Anthony Bowens – Born in Nutley, New Jersey. He is an American professional wrestler. In November 2020, All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan announced that Bowens had been signed to a five-year contract. Bowens identifies as gay.


– Navy Secretary John Dalton denies that the US Navy violates the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy by participating in witch hunts.


Tori Amos, offered 14 music videos, including a rare clip of “Cornflake Girl,” for viewing over the Internet as part of a holiday charity effort for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). Users were allowed access to the clips for a four week period in exchange for a donation of $5.

1998 – The Maryland Supreme Court rules a parent’s access to his or her children cannot be restricted solely based on sexual orientation. 

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

2006, Qatar – Asian Games strips runner Santhi Soundarajan (born April 1981) of her silver medal because she is intersex. The Indian Olympic Association then banned her from sports. She is an Indian track and field athlete and winner of 12 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state of Tamil Nadu. Santhi is the first Tamil woman to win a medal at the Asian Games. She competes in middle distance track events. She was stripped of a silver medal won at the 2006 Asian Games after failing a sex verification test which disputed her eligibility to participate in the women’s competition.

2009, Austria – The Bundesrat approve same-sex marriages which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2010.

December 18, 2010
The U.S. Senate votes 65-31 to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. Military.

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

2021 Chidananda Sastry’s queer reimagination of popular Telugu culture- The New Indian ExpressDrag artiste Patruni Chidananda Sastry has released two peppy folk numbers to spread awareness about queer

Feminism is not about porning yourself for the male gaze, it was freeing women from male dominance, servitude and generally catering to chauvanists who deemed women lesser sexual objects to produce children.

Sex work is not a middle class side hustle, but a global human trafficking problem that primarily imprisons women especially when teens and children. teacher claims making porn on OnlyFans sparked her ‘bisexual awakening’ – Daily StarEXCLUSIVE: Courtney Tillia reveals that creating pornographic content on OnlyFans after switching career paths from teaching allowed her to discover her

hate and in group is only sustainable for so long….

then you have to big tent to attract a new audience to an old product pieces: Why are evangelicals evolving on doctrines linked to LGBTQ issues? — GetReligionYes, this is an unusual “think piece,” in part because it is best to consider it an online debate between two major voices shaping debates in contemporary evangelicalism. One one side is the Rev. Denny Burk, a biblical studies professor at Boyce College , which is linked to the giant Southern BaptShow More of LGBTQ people across Middle East examined in new reportLethal homophobia exists in a number of Muslim-majority countries, according to the report, and the death penalty is a common punishment for same-sex activity in multiple Deville Thinks WWE Should Organically Introduce LGBTQ Characters Into Their ProgrammingWWE star Sonya Deville recently spoke with TalkSport about all things pro-wrestling, most notably how Deville believes WWE should start Hallmark, Lifetime Christmas Movies to Watch This YearIf you want to enjoy some inclusive holiday fun this season, check out these four all-new movies that are LGBTQ+ friendly.

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1760 – Deborah Sampson Gannett (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827), who fought in the American Revolution disguised as the soldier Robert Shurtlieff, is born. She was a Massachusetts woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. She is one of a small number of women with a documented record of military combat experience in that war. She served 17 months in the army under the name “Robert Shirtliff” (also spelled Shirtliffe or Shurtleff), was wounded in 1782, and was honorably discharged at West Point, New York in 1783. During World War II the Liberty Ship S.S. Deborah Gannett (2620) was named in her honor. As of 2001, the town flag of Plympton incorporates Sampson as the Official Heroine of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her speech at the Democratic National Convention on July 26, 2016, Meryl Streep named Sampson in a list of women who had made history.

12-17-1904 – 12-12-1999 Paul Cadmus – Born in Manhattan, New York. He was an American artist 


best known for his painting and drawings of nude male figures. Cadmus was one of the first artists to be employed by The New Deal art programs, painting murals at post offices, and he did commercial illustrations as well. In 1980, he became a member of the National Academy of Design. In 1934, he painted The Fleet’s In!. The painting features carousing sailors, women, and a gay couple, and was the subject of a public outcry let by Admiral Hugh Rodman. The painting was removed from exhibition by Henry L. Roosevelt, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and kept in his home until 

Roosevelt’s death in 1936. The painting was then moved to the Alibi Club in Washington D.C. and was kept from public view until 1981. It is now at the Naval Historical Center. Cadmus was gay and in 1965, he met and began a relationship with Jon Anderson, a former cabaret star, that lasted until Cadmus’ death in 1999. From the beginning of their 35 year relationship, Anderson was Cadmus’ model and muse in many of his works.

12-17-1936 – 05-22-2005 Bertha Harris – Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was an American lesbian novelist. She moved to 


New York in the 1960s. Her work is highly regarded by critics and admirers, but her novels are less familiar to the general public. Her most notable work, Lover, is written with the Women’s Movement of the 1970s as its primary inspiration and its audience. Harris co-authored The Joy of Lesbian Sex in 1977 with Emily L. Sisley. Harris’ life-long companion of twenty-four years was the late Camilla Clay Smith. At the time of her death, she was completing her fourth novel, Mi Contra Fa. She died in New York City.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-17-1945   Dame Jacqueline Wilson – Born in Bath, Somerset, England. She is an English novelist known for her popular children’s literature. Her novels feature controversial themes such as adoption, mental illness, and divorce. Since her debut novel in 1969, Wilson has written over 100 books. In 2010, her books were the most checked out from libraries across the UK. In 2008, Wilson was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). Wilson married in 1965 when she was 19 and had a daughter. The couple separated and then divorced in 2004. In April 2020, Wilson publicly came out as gay. She revealed that she had been living with her female partner, Trish, for 18 years. Her book Love Frankie was published on September 17, 2020, and is the second to feature a gay love story.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-17-1959 Gregg Araki – Born in Los Angeles, California to Japanese American parents. He is an American independent 


filmmaker involved in New Queer Cinema. In 2006, he was honored with the Filmmaker on the Edge Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. Kaboom was Araki’s tenth film and was premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It was awarded the first ever Queer Palm for its contribution to LGBT issues. Araki identifies himself as bisexual.

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

1963 – The New York Times runs a front page story titled “Growth of Overt Homosexuality in City Provokes Wide Concern.” It told of a series of police raids on gay bars and arrests.

December 17, 1965

Judy Garland and The Supremes became first artists to perform at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.


Falsetto singer Tiny Tim, perceived by many to be gay because of his voice and mannerisms, marries his girlfriend, Miss Vicki, on  The Tonight Show -an estimated 40 million viewers tuned in.  For appearing on the program, they received a free reception, wedding apparel, hair styling, flowers and a honeymoon in the Bahamas. The couple would have one daughter, Tulip, but divorced in 1972.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970: Nine leaders of the women’s liberation movement, including Gloria Steinem and Susan Brownmiller, hold a press conference in NYC to express their “solidarity with the struggle of homosexuals to attain their liberation in a sexist society.”


David Bowie released his fourth album Hunky Dory, which was the first to feature all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust’s Spiders From Mars. Two singles were released from the album: ‘Changes’ / ‘Andy Warhol’ in January 1972 and ‘Life on Mars’ which was released late June 1973. Bowie himself considered the album to be one of the most important in his career.

12-17-1974 Sarah Paulson – Born in Tampa, Florida. She is an American film, stage, and television actress. Paulson was in the 


comedy films What Women Want (2000) and Down With Love (2003). She has also starred in a number of made-for-television movies and independent films. In 2013, Paulson starred as Mary Epps in the Oscar winning film, 12 Years a Slave. In 2011, she began starring in the FX series American Horror Story. Paulson has also appeared on Broadway. She dated actress Cherry Jones. In 2007, she and Jones declared their love for each other in an interview with Velvetpark at Women’s Event 10 for the LGBT Center of NYC. They broke up in 2009.

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December 17, 1976

The third movie version of “A Star is Born,” starring Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark, and Sally Kirkland, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

it;s too bad the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper fourth remake was a third copy rather than a take on what could have been

1979: United States District Court for the Central District of California Judge Irving Hill rules that the marriage of Australian Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams, under a license issued by Boulder County, Colorado in 1975, is not valid for purposes of Sullivan’s immigration.

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


Tootsie, in which Dustin Hoffman cross-dresses as a woman to get acting work, premieres. It goes on to become a comedy film classic.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Tootsie Problem – Men Telling Women To be Like Men, without really understanding what it is to be a woman.

1983Culture Club, Duran Duran and The Police all appeared on the children’s UK TV show Saturday Superstore.

Cyndi Lauper’s  “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”. was released.


Wham released the single “Careless Whisper”.

1987 – Morton Downey Jr. is arraigned on charges of attacking a gay guest on his television show.

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

1990, UK – The OutRage Christmas Celebration for London’s extended Queer family is held in Covent Garden

1990 – Connecticut State Rep. Joseph Grabarz (D) (born 1957) comes out.
He becomes Connecticut’s first and only openly gay state legislator. At the time he was the lover of actor, playwright, and voice actor Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954).

1990 – Three same-sex couple request marriage licenses in Honolulu. The clerk initially agrees but a supervisor does not allow the request.

1990Olivia Newton-John appeared in the TV movie “A Mom For Christmas.”

1991 – Karen Thompson is named Sharon Kowalski’s (born 1956)  legal guardian after an eight-year fight. In re Guardianship of Kowalski, 478 N.W.2d 790 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991), is a Minnesota Court of Appeals case that established a lesbian‘s partner as her legal guardian after she 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. The Minnesota Court of Appeals rule in Thompson’s favor on December 17, 1991. Thompson attorney commented: “This seems to be the first guardianship case in the nation in which an appeals court recognized a homosexual partner’s rights as tantamount to those of a spouse.” The two women continue to live together, along with another woman, Patty Bresser, in what Thompson calls her “family of affinity,” and they all continue to speak out about LGBT and disability rights. Their story has been documented in the film Lifetime Commitment: A Portrait of Karen Thompson.

1992 – Patricia Ireland (born October 19, 1945), president of the National Organization for Women, comes out as bisexual. She is a U.S. administrator and feminist. She served as president of the National Organization for Women from 1991 to 2001 and published an autobiography, What Women Want, in 1996. Immediately following Ireland’s appointment to president of NOW, questions arose about her sexual orientation. On December 17, 1991 she gave an interview with The Advocate, in which she stated that she was bisexual and had a female companion while remaining married to her second husband.

1997, UK – British Secretary of State Chris Smith writes a letter of apology to the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association for having wreaths removed immediately following a ceremony of remembrance.

1997 – Under an agreement with New Jersey state child welfare officials, same-sex couples in the state are granted the right to jointly adopt children. 

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

2005U2 had the top-grossing tour of 2005, according to Billboard. More than three million people watched the band’s sell-out 90-date Vertigo tour which grossed $260m (£146.6m). The Eagles, took $117m (£66m) from 77 shows and Neil Diamond grossed more than $71m (£40m). Kenny Chesney was fourth with $63m (£35.5m), Paul McCartney $60m (£33.8m), Rod Stewart with $49m (£27m), Elton John with $45.5m (£25.6m), Dave Matthews Band with $45m (£25.3m), Jimmy Buffett with $41m (£23m) and Green Day with $36.5m (£20.5m).

2007, Hungary – The Parliament gives the same rights to registered partners as to spouses with some exceptions: adoption, IVF access, surrogacy, and taking a surname.

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

transwomen should be in this group as well. biology is core to medical treatments and prevention Medicine Launches Nation’s First Urology Clinic Targeted Toward Needs Of Gay And Bisexual Men – CBS ChicagoIn a groundbreaking new approach, Northwestern University has opened the country’s first ever urology clinic tailored to gay and bisexual blood ban: Mixed reactions from Sask. LGBTQ2S+ community on end of policy gay blood ban | CTV NewsThe news of Canadian Blood Services recommending ending the ban on gay men donating blood to Health Canada is receiving mixed reactions from the LGBTQ2S+ community in the

everyone is not attracted to everyone, that is the point of labels.

so everyone can identify and find the dates they are seeking

lesbians are in fact being bashed by trans – and that is not okay

gay men are under some pressure by transmen

and Gays and Lesbians are not the Parents of all the other emerging identities…

lesbians are not the mean mommies who are not catering to trans and everyone’s the Real Difference between Bi- and Pansexual? – Rolling StoneMusic, Film, TV and Political News

“If local board members were not covered by the code of conduct… they would in essence be ungovernable,” dismisses LGBTQ committee chair’s complaint against integrity commissioner | CBC NewsAn Ontario court has dismissed an application for a judicial review of a Hamilton integrity commissioner investigation into the conduct of the chair of Hamilton’s LGBTQ advisory committee.

And just like that, Miranda Hobbes is gay.“And Just Like That…” Che Diaz Turns Miranda Hobbes Gay | AutostraddleBlowbacks? Classic coming out stuff! Plus, Rose says they’re not a girl and Charlotte handles it like a attitudes in Northern Ireland are changingParties that support the union with Great Britain are modernising—some faster than

like the public goes to libraries…. maybe if they read more there would be more tolerance, more understanding and better people

not small and fearful and angry that others exist speaks against censorship of LGBTQ materials at Post Falls library meeting | krem.comFor several months, Community Library Network trustees have heard from concerned residents about what they believe should be allowed in public

serving the public means not cherry picking

“To prove that she wasn’t just targeting LGBTQ people, her lawsuit argued that she wouldn’t work at vampire-themed weddings either. “ court tells Christian photographer she has to serve LGBTQ people equally / LGBTQ NationEmilee Carpenter sued saying that being forced to work for same-sex couples – and vampires – violated her religious beliefs. The judge wasn’t impressed…

chosen family for reasons of exile, exclusion and excommunication people find stand-in ‘families’ in Facebook group | TheHill“It’s kind of a way of giving them what I had,” Daniel Blevins, the group’s co-creator, kiss ’emotional’ for couple and ‘important’ for LGBTQ community | CBC NewsRobyn and Jan Hickey have loved each other for 9 years and hockey even

cancelling culture one thing, biology another

the government when responsible for safety: fails women repeatedly

trans rights are special rights that are voiding the human rights of heterosexual women for gender equality and the human rights of gays, lesbians and bisexuals on sexual orientation rights

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BCE to The Suffragettes

342, Italy – The Theodosian Code, a compilation of Roman Law authorized by Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II, passes. It reads: When a man marries and is about to offer himself to men in womanly fashion, what does he wish, when sex has lost all of its significance; when the crime is one which it is not profitable to know; when Venus is changed to another form; when love is sought and not found?…Those infamous persons who are now or hereafter may be guilty may be subjected to exquisite punishment.


the first performance and the official world premiere of his “New World Symphony” at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1899 – Noel Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973), writer & composer is born. He was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise”. Coward was homosexual but, following the convention of his times, this was never publicly mentioned. Coward’s most important relationship, which began in the mid-1940s and lasted until his death, was with the South African stage and film actor Graham Payn (25 April 1918 – 4 November 2005) .

1901 – Margaret Mead  (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978), anthropologist, is born. Mead was a respected and often controversial academic who popularized the insights of anthropology in modern American and Western culture. Her reports detailing the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures influenced the 1960s sexual revolution. She was a proponent of broadening sexual mores within a context of traditional Western religious life. Mead never openly identified herself as lesbian or bisexual. In her writings she proposed that it is to be expected that an individual’s sexual orientation may evolve throughout life. Mead also had an exceptionally close relationship with Ruth Benedict, one of her instructors. In her memoir about her parents, With a Daughter’s Eye, Mary Catherine Bateson implies that the relationship between Benedict and Mead was partly sexual. She spent her last years in a close personal and professional collaboration with anthropologist Rhoda Metraux, with whom she lived from 1955 until her death in 1978. Letters between the two published in 2006 with the permission of Mead’s daughter clearly express a romantic relationship. On January 19, 1979, President Jimmy Carter announced that he was awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Mead.


Eugene Farrar became the first singer to broadcast on radio when he sang “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. Culture Club would take a different song with the same title to number one in 1982.

12-16-1908 — 04-29-1984 Frances Day (birth name – Frances Victoria Schenck) – Born in East Orange, New Jersey. She was an 

American actress and singer that had her greatest success in England during the 1930s. Her career began at the age of 16 as a cabaret singer in New York City. In 1932 she made her London stage debut at the Hippodrome. Starting in 1928, she was in many films, including Big Business (1930), The Girl from Maxim’s (1933), and Oh, Daddy! (1935). Her last film was There’s Always a Thursday (1957). Day also made numerous recordings. She had many lovers both women and men. Her male lovers included the Prince of Wales (later King 

Edward VIII), his brother Prince George, their cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Prince Bertil of Sweden, and Britain’s Foreign Secretary and future Prime Minister, Anthony Eden. The women she was involved with included Tallulah Bankhead and Marlene Dietrich. After Day visited the White 

House, First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, 23 years older, wrote to her: “I find I am quite unable to resist your extraordinary and tempestuous magnetism.” Her last lesbian lover was Moie Charles (b.1911), author of the film The Gentle Sex (1943). In the 1960s she changed her name to Samta Young Johnson and refused to answer any questions of her past and denied that she was Frances Day. She died on April 29, 1984 from leukemia and left her estate to Howard McBrien, an employee in an office beneath her apartment. He knew nothing of her glamorous past, only that “she was the friendly lady that lived upstairs.”


12-16-1915 – 03-18-2008 Hazel Estella Barnes – Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She was an American philosopher, author, and translator. Best known for her popularization of existentialism in America. She translated the works of Jean-Paul Sartre. In 1962, she was the host of a television series, Self Encounter: A Study in Existentialism, which appeared on National Public Television. She never married and had a female companion for most of her adult life.

1921 – The New York Times printed a story about Ethel Kimball (born 1892) who passed as a man named John Hathaway for several years. She married a woman, and after being discovered was arrested for providing false information when applying for a marriage license. While in jail she was offered female clothing but refused to wear them.On December 15th, 1922, James and Louise Hathaway were approached by Boston police regarding a possible attempted car theft. What followed was the unmasking of James’s true identity: James was actually Ethel Kimball of Allston. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

12-16-1946 Barbara Smith – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an American lesbian feminist who played a significant role in building 


and sustaining Black Feminism in the U.S. Since the 1970s she has been active as a critic, teacher, lecture, author, scholar, and publisher of Black feminist thought. She has also taught at numerous colleges and universities. Her writings have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Book Review,The Black Scholar,Ms., The Guardian, and The Village Voice. Barbara has a twin sister, Beverly Smith, who is also a lesbian, feminist, activist, and writer.

12-16-1946 Beverly Smith – Born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an American lesbian feminist. She’s the twin sister of Barbara Smith. 


She is an instructor of Women’s Health at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She, along with her sister, was one of three authors of the Combahee River Collective Statement, one of the most widely read discussions of Black feminism. Her essays and articles on racism, feminism, identity politics, and women’s health have been extensively published in the US.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-16-1951 Bonnie M. Dumanis – Born in Brockton, Massachusetts.


 She is the District Attorney of San Diego County. A Republican, she is the first out LGBT person to be DA in the country. She is also the first Jewish woman to be DA of San Diego County. In 2013 the Log Cabin Republican Club of San Diego named her “Woman of the Year.”

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

12-16-1961 Ron Athey – Born in Groton, Connecticut. He is an 


American performance artist associated with body art and with extreme performance art. Many of his works include aspects of S&M in order to confront preconceived ideas about the body in relation to masculinity and religious iconography. He lives in England. Athey is openly gay and a former heroin user who is HIV positive.

12-16-1964 Todd Glass – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an American LGBT comedian. He is best known for his appearances 


as a contestant of the second and third seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He has appeared regularly on programs such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!,Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and Politically Incorrect. He had his own special in 2001 on Comedy Central Presents. The string of suicides among LGBT youth motivated him to come out in January 16, 2012.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

12-16-1973 Reichen Lehmkuhl – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an 


American former reality show winner, model, and occasional actor. Lehmkuhl graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and advocated for LGBT rights in the military as a spokesperson for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. He is best known for winning season four of the reality game show The Amazing Race. In July 2006, former ’N Sync band member Lance Bass told People magazine that he was gay and involved with Lehmkuhl. The couple broke up in 2007 but remained good friends.

2-16-1974 Kanako Otsuji – Born in Nara Prefecture, Japan. She is a Japanese LGBT rights activist and former member of the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. In August 2005, the day before Tokyo Pride, she published an 


autobiography Coming Out: A Journey to Find My True Self, and by doing so came out as Japan’s first lesbian politician. She was instrumental in bringing a legislative change that allows same-sex couples to rent housing from the Osaka Prefectural Housing Corporation, a privilege that was reserved for married couples. In June 2007, Otsuji held a public wedding ceremony in Nagoya with her partner Maki Kimora, although same-sex marriages are not legally recognized in Japan.

1977, Canada –

Quebec includes sexual orientation in its Human Rights Code, making it the first province in Canada to pass a gay civil rights law. The law makes it illegal to discriminate against gays in housing, public accommodation and employment. The amendment was in response to an especially brutal police raid on the Montreal gay bathhouse called Truxx. The raid was widely publicized and threatened the newly elected Parti Québécois’s image as a progressive party.

By 2001, all provinces and territories took this step except Alberta, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories

1978 –

A protest march is held in Toronto over the raid of a steambath. It is the first major demonstration over a bathhouse rain in Toronto and attracts about 400 people.

Originally a member of the Soul Satisfiers (1971), Gloria Gaynor attacked the singles survey with “I Will Survive,” a #1 anthem for women and the sixth of her seven hits between 1974 and 1979.

Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond moved to #1 with “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”. 

Chic and “Le Freak” commanded attention at the top of the R&B chart for the third straight week.

On the LP Charts, Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 was 3, Donna Summer remained fourth with Live and More, the Soundtrack from “Grease” was 6  C’est Chic by Chic entered the Top 10 at 8, while Queen moved from 30 to 9 with Jazz

The Genderfuck 80s: Apathetics vs Yuppies & Aids the new STD on the list

1983 – Mel Brook’s “To Be or Not To Be,” a remake of the Ernst Lubitsch classic, becomes the first mainstream Hollywood film to not just acknowledge Nazi persecution of homosexuals but makes it a key plot element.


American soul and disco singer Sylvester James died of complications from AIDS in San Francisco aged 41. Scored the 1978 US No.36 & UK No.8 single ‘You Make Me Feel, Mighty Real’. He sang back-up vocals for Aretha Franklin on her 1985 Who’s Zoomin’ Who’ Album.


 Cher had her 25th career solo hit with “Just Like Jesse James”.

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

1993 With stories beginning to surface about Michael Jackson’s alleged improprieties with young boys, St. Louis radio station KEZK becomes one of the first to announce that it will no longer play the singer’s records.


Whitney Houston had the #1 R&B song for a fourth week with “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”.

1997, New Zealand – The New Zealand court of appeals rules unanimously against giving same-sex couples the right to marry under the Marriage Act of 1955. 


Celine Dion officially went over 100 million in career sales in the United States.

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


Liza Minnelli and her husband, David Gest, filed a $23 million dollar lawsuit against VH1, MTV Networks, Viacom and Remote Productions, Inc. for breach of contract. The lawsuit was filed because plans were dropped on a reality show that was centered on the lives of Minnelli and Gest.


Michael Jackson was out on police bail of $3m after being arrested following allegations of child abuse. The 45-year-old singer strenuously denied the allegations, calling them a big lie. Following the allegations of child abuse a special information web site was set up by the District Attorney’s office because of the level of media interest in the case. Mr Jackson, who was arrested, cited and released after surrendering to police on 20th November, was due to appear in court on 9 January.


 Freddie Perren, Grammy Award-winning co-producer of Saturday Night Fever who wrote “I Will Survive” for Gloria Gaynor and hits for Tavares and Peaches & Herb and co-wrote and produced “ABC” and “I Want You Back” for the Jackson 5, died at age 61 in Los Angeles.  He had suffered a massive stroke 11 years earlier.

It was reported that Lisa Marie Presley would keep Graceland but sell the bulk of the Elvis estate. The deal, worth approximately $100 million, included the rights to the Elvis Presley name and image. The agreement stated that Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. would sell 85 percent of its assets to businessman Robert F.X. Sillerman. The new publicly traded name would be called CKX Inc.

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

2013It was reported that Miley Cyrus had insured her infamous tongue for $1 million. A source told Heat magazine: “Miley’s totally aware of how her tongue is getting more headlines than she is, and getting it insured is just part of her trademarked image. It’s not the first time she’s done something like this – when she first cut her hair short, she tried to get her new crop patented. She wanted it to become known as The Miley”.

2015The Recording Industry Association of America announced that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” had sold 30 million copies in the United States, making Jackson the first artist to attain 30-time multi-Platinum status. so much for the industry and public and awareness. eh.  Billie Jean was never his lover.2016


Lisa Marie Presley’s estranged husband #4 Michael Lockwood is All Shook Up over financial documents which he claims could unlock how much she rakes in from a trust paid by the estate of Elvis Presley.


Michael Jackson ‘cradled baby dolls and bawled his eyes out because ex wife Lisa Marie Presley refused to have kids’ – The SunMICHAEL Jackson once revealed he used to hold baby dolls and cry after Lisa Marie Presley said didn’t want kids with him. The revelation has come from recordings between Jacko and pal, Rabbi …


how about stop pandering to the heterosexual male gaze or trying to be in heterosexual culture – when we should be doing our own

which is not catering to the heterosexual sexual selection baggage where poor self esteem is based LGBTQ Miss America Candidates Fit In During the Organization’s 100th Year | Teen VogueFind out how LGBTQ candidates fit into Miss America 2022, and how the organization has changed for queer people — and how it hasn’t — in it’s 100 year

the part where “the public” is not allowed to ignore the existence of County Democratic Party: “What specific content beyond the letters LGBTQ is so threatening to the public?” – Crossroads TodayVICTORIA, Texas – The Chairman of the Victoria County Democratic Party released an open letter regarding a small group of people who requested 21 LGBTQ related books be removed from the Victoria Public Library. Wednesday night the advisory board agreed with its leadership to keep all 21 books in circulation. By Woodrow Wilson Wagner: The Victoria County Democratic Party. We…

what about the way gay and lesbian and heterosexual women won right have been impacted with removal of protections owing to self identifying into demographics where the characteristics are not shared, and those in the demographic are being slurred and denied a no? ways LGBTQ rights improved around the world in 2021 / LGBTQ NationThough 2021 presented many challenges for the LGBTQ community, it was also a year of hope and progress…

the need for LGBTQ2 to have LGBTQ2 stories played by LGBTQ2 Year in LGBTQ FilmAudiences hoping for a mainstream LGBTQ feature film in theaters this season will have to hold their breaths until 2022, when Billy Eichner’s romantic comedy, “BROS” hits, starring a who’s who of out performers. As is often the case, LGBTQ films were plentiful this year, but mostly as independent productions. “The Power of the Dog” might be the highest-profile LGBTQ-themed film of the year. It opened in theaters before streaming on Netflix in early December. Directed by Jane Campion (“The Piano”) […]Show More

protection from police needed too often… across demographics dresses and LGBTQ flag stolen from Nanaimo non-profit – Nanaimo News BulletinThefts happened outside Nanaimo Family Life Association’s Townsite Road Railroad says nearly 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans are desperate to get out of Afghanistan, neighbouring countries – The Globe and MailRainbow Railroad executive director says Canadian government has refused to accept its assistance as a direct referral partner for Afghan

so.. only to catholic LGBTQ.. when will they apologize to Catholic heterosexual women?

for LGBTQ2 who are non-catholics?

to nations exploited for Vatican financial gain?

and For genocides, across history and into current day?

along with Pedophile Priests?

and in Canada, Residential Schools ? and orphanages, and schools for disabled?

and being why women were property not persons

resisting the vote, resisting reproductive rights, divorce

all of life’s important decisions….. office apologizes for hurting Catholic LGBTQ community – Community – The Jakarta PostThe Catholic Church teaches that homosexuals should be treated with respect and that while homosexual tendencies are not sinful, homosexual actions

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1922 – James and Louise Hathaway were approached by Boston police regarding a possible attempted car theft. What followed was the unmasking of James’s true identity: James was actually Ethel Kimball of Allston. 

1928 – Having been published in Paris the previous July, Radclyffe Hall’s (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) “The Well of Loneliness,” the first major novel in English with an explicitly lesbian theme, is published in the U.S. Americans buy more than 20,000 copies of the book within the next month, making it a bestseller. Marguerite Radclyffe Hall was an English poet and author. She is best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness, a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature. Hall’s partner was Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge (8 March 1887 – 24 September 1963) who was a British sculptor and translator

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

December 15,1939

“Gone with the Wind,” starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, had its world premiere at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, the culmination of three days of festivities in the city. Among those attending were Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Vivian Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Ann Rutherford, Olivia de Havilland, and author Margaret Mitchell. Noticeably absent were cast members Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen, black actresses who were not welcome on the white side of segregated Atlanta society.

12-15-1941 Tom Ammiano – Born in Montclair, New Jersey. He is an American politician, member of the California State Assembly representing the 13th district until November 30, 2014. He’s also an 


LGBT rights activist. Ammiano is a former public school teacher. In 1975, he became the first public school teacher in San Francisco to come out publicly. In 1977, Ammiano, along with Hank Wilson and Harvey Milk, co-founded No on 6, against the Briggs Initiative, which would have banned any gay person from teaching in California. The movement achieved success in 1978 when the initiative was voted down. Ammiano’s lover of many years was Tim Curbo, also a school teacher. Curbo died of complications from AIDS in 1994. In 2008, Ammiano portrayed himself in a cameo appearance in the film Milk, reenacting one of his protests of the Briggs Initiative.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950 – A U.S. Senate committee makes public its report on “The Employment of Homosexuals and Other Sex Perverts.” Asserting that homosexuals are a security risk not simply because they are liable to blackmail but also because homosexuality inevitably perverts “moral fibre,” the report recommends stringent measures be taken to root all lesbians and gay men out of government. The federal government had covertly investigated employees’ sexual orientation at the beginning of the Cold War. The report states since homosexuality is a mental illness, homosexuals “constitute security risks” to the nation because “those who engage in overt acts of perversion lack the emotional stability of normal persons.” Over the previous few years, more than 4,380 gay men and women had been discharged from the military and around 500 fired from their jobs with the government. The purging will become known as the “lavender scare.”

December 15, 1957

Sammy Davis Jr. hosts a syndicated radio talk show with a round-table discussion of Rock ‘n’ Roll. His guests are Columbia Records executive Mitch Miller and MGM Records president Arnold Maxim. When Davis and Miller blast Rock ‘n’ Roll as “the comic books of music,” Maxim takes an opposing viewpoint and says, “I don’t see any end to Rock ‘n’ Roll in the near future.”

1959 – Mattachine officer Don Lucas (1926 – Sept. 24, 2003) writes Boston Mattachine founder Prescott Townsend (June 24, 1894 – May 23, 1973) asking him to not begin a campaign for Massachusetts sodomy law reform. Reflecting the cautious conservatism of the current homophile movement, Lucas believes the risk of a backlash is too great.

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


Dusty Springfield is deported from South Africa for the “crime” of performing in front of an multiracial audience at a show near Cape Town.

1967 – Laura M. Ricketts (born December 15, 1967) is co-owner of the Chicago Cubs. Ricketts is also a board member of Lambda Legal and the Housing Opportunities for Women organization. Ricketts’ ownership stake in the Cubs is uniquely noteworthy because it makes her the first openly gay owner of a major-league sports franchise.

December 15, 1968While performing with the Jefferson Airplane on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Grace Slick appears in blackface and raises a black-leather glove in a power salute at the conclusion of “Crown of Creation”. The incident is one of several which leads to the show’s cancellation the following season. The gesture had been made infamous when two African-American athletes at that year’s Olympics raised their fists instead of putting their hands over their hearts during the U.S. National Anthem.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights


The governing board of the American Psychiatric Association unanimously votes to change the classification of homosexuality and removes it from the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.” This followed three years of pressure from gay liberation movement. The board bases this decision on its finding that most lesbians and gay men are clearly satisfied with their sexual orientation and show no signs of mental illness. The APA declares that “by itself, homosexuality does not meet the criteria for being a psychiatric disorder.”

Elton John was officially a superstar.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road remained at #1 on the Album chart for a sixth week.  On the song charts,  Elton John settled for #2 with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, although many markets had him #1.  

Christopher R. Barron (born December 15, 1973) is an American political activist best known as the cofounder of GOProud, a political organization representing gay conservatives. He is the president of CapSouth Consulting, a political consultingfirm, and previously the organizer of LGBT for Trump and the national political director for Log Cabin Republicans, where he directed the organization’s federal lobbying efforts and media relations. Barron lives in Washington, D.C. with his husband Shawn R. Gardner, to whom he has been legally married since 2010. He has stated that he served in the Air Force Reserve. Barron has written numerous opinion pieces for The Washington PostThe Huffington PostThe Boston GlobeRoll CallThe HillPoliticoTheBlazeThe Daily Caller, and United Liberty. He has appeared on numerous national and local television channels, including MSNBCNBCCBSCNNCNN Headline NewsABC News Now, and Fox News, including being a frequent guest on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.

1977, Canada – The National Assembly, in quiet late-night session, amends the Quebec Charter of Human Rights to include sexual orientation. It becomes first province and largest political jurisdiction in North America to provide legal protection for homosexuals.

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

1980 – Kortney Ryan Ziegler (born December 15, 1980) is an American filmmaker, visual artist, blogger, writer, and scholar based in Oakland, California. His artistic and academic work focuses on queer/trans issues, body image, racialized sexualities, gender, performance and black queer theory. Ziegler is also the first person to receive the PhD of African-American studiesfrom Northwestern University in 2011.

1984“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” enters the UK chart at #1, where it will stay for five weeks. The Bob Geldof produced song, specifically written to raise money for relief of famine in Ethiopia, was recorded by leading Irish and British musicians, including Phil Collins, Bono, George Michael, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George and Paul McCartney. The record would sell more than three million copies in Britain alone and enjoy similar success around the world.

Ally, Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John married actor Matt Lattanzi. They had a daughter before divorcing in 1995.

1988, Netherlands – The Free University of Amsterdam convenes the International Scientific Conference on Gay and Lesbian Studies. The highlight of the session is a heated debate inspired by the Constructionism VS. Essentialism controversy, entitled “Homosexuality, Which Homosexuality?”

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


Elton John topped the Adult Contemporary chart with “You Gotta’ Love Someone”.

On the LOcharts,  I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston was #4.  Madonna was up from 12 to 5 with her compilation The Immaculate Collection.  36 Bette Midler with Some People’s Lives at #10 and George Michael with Listen Without Prejudice.

song charts Bette Midler challenged the top spot with “From A Distance”.  Whitney Houston had song #3–“I’m Your Baby Tonight”  and Madonna appeared to have a big hit with “Justify My Love”, moving from 10-4 and George Michael had his 10th consecutive Top 10 with a song from the great album Listen Without Prejudice–“Freedom” at #9


“It’s Now or Never: the Elvis the Tribute Concert” is broadcast,

In attendance: Priscilla Presley, and Lisa Marie with 2nd husband, Micheal Jackson

Melissa Etheridge represented Lesbians with an amazing Burning Love


 Boy George, formerly of Culture Club, was knocked unconscious when a mirror ball fell on his head while doing a show in Dorset, England.

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

2002Blue featuring Elton John went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.’ Previously a No.11 hit for Elton in 1976. It gave Elton only his 5th No 1 after over 30 years of hits!


Madonna paid former husband Guy Ritchie around £50m as part of their divorce settlement. The singers US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg told The Associated Press the figure included the value of the couple’s Ashcombe home in England, and the financial part of the settlement had been worked out but custody of the couple’s children had yet to be finalised.

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


Actress  Joan Fontaine, younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland, died at age 96. Fontaine and de Havilland are the only siblings to ever win lead acting Academy Awards, for “Rebecca” and “To Each His Own” and “The Heiress,” respectively.

2021 Black Feminist Writer bell hooks Dies at 69Her works examined gender, race, and more, dealing with issues of intersectionality long before most other scholars York Art Nonprofit Celebrates Queer Artists at Annual Celebration“The tremendous scope of their contributions to queer culture, queer wellbeing, and uplifting Black queer community and excellence cannot be overstated.” Advait International Queer film festival on Dec 24-25, theme is Pride and Prejudice | Pune NewsPune News: The Foundation has also requested a statement from the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) in support of legalising gay marriages. a Young Queer Man in Botswana, I Hid My True Self. Here’s Why I No Longer Negotiate My Dignity.Founder of Queer Pride Botswana Letlhogonolo Godsave Moremi reflects on his fight for Girl, Saved by the Bell, Chucky Tell Smart Queer Stories | IndieWireGossip Girl, Saved by the Bell, and Chucky have more on their minds than Hieber helps create access to legal services for older LGBT adultsThe ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Department Launches New Global LGBT Rights Fund | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Embraces Once-Exiled LGBT Ministry – The American ConservativeThe project to queer Roman Catholicism takes big step forward, thanks to papal Chile’s presidential candidates on mining, pensions and LGBT rights | ReutersChile will go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, a stark choice between leftist former student protest leader Gabriel Boric and ultra-conservative Jose Antonio lawmakers draft new legislation targeting LGBT community – CNNA group of Senegalese lawmakers has drafted a law that would tighten already repressive laws against same-sex relations, lengthening potential jail terms for those convicted of LGBT+ activities, one of the legislators said on

rather than working together against heterosexual oppression and male violence.. Trans rights are special rights as they are being applied against women’s gender rights and against the sexual orientation rights won at court by gays and lesbians is ‘lagging behind on issue of trans rights’, LGBT activist says | The NationalPETER Tatchell has said that while the UK is mainly leading the way with LGBT rights, “we are lagging behind on trans issues.”

fear of future being rounded up by government vs being in government budget Queer Communities, Being Counted Has Downsides | WIREDIt can feel good that national censuses are collecting more data about gender and sexuality. But increased attention can come at the price of real

Nadia lives in Central California’s Women’s Facility (CCWF) where they house “transgender” or “nonbinary” male inmates as a result of SB 132. After multiple incidents with a man who had been placed in her unit, Nadia filed a grievance in which she said:

“Men who feel unsafe are allowed to transfer from men’s prisons, but I have nowhere to transfer where I can feel safe, and I am forced to live in constant fear. “

Not only did CCWF reject her grievance, but they also quoted Nadia in their response with the word “men” in scare quotes and added the bracketed words: “transgender female.”

The “transgender female” from Nadia’s grievance is Michael Hernandez Contreras, who is serving a life sentence for multiple homicides. Without lawsuits like ours, male criminals like Contreras intend to serve their sentences in women’s prisons.$100K HOLIDAY MATCH CHALLENGE: DOUBLE YOUR DONATION FOR WOMEN & GIRLS!Unapologetically radical feminists. Dedicated to the total liberation of

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In 1924, the first gay rights organization is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago. … December 15, 1950 … It was the largest fire in American history.


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BCE to The Suffragettes

1576, Italy – Poet Torquato Tasso (11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) admits his love for Orazio Ariosto. Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem Gerusalemme liberate (Jerusalem Delivered1581), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the Siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by Pope Clement VIII. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.

12-14-1878 – 07-31-1969 Ruth Margarete Roellig – Born in Schwiebus, Poland. In 1887, her parents moved to Berlin, where she 


was raised. In Berlin, Roellig became famous as a writer because of her lesbian themes. In 1928, Roellig published a city guidebook to Berlin’s lesbian clubs, Berlins lesbishe Frauen (The Lesbians of Berlin), the prologue is written by Magnus Hirschfeld, German sexologist and gay activist. It underwent several printings, letting isolated lesbians know that there was a larger lesbian community. Her book described 14 Berlin clubs and dance halls that catered to lesbians. In her last book written in 1937, there is antisemitic content. It is thought she wrote this because her writing was under the Nazi’s watchful eyes. It is known that she offered shelter to a Jewish acquaintance on at least one occasion during this period. In 1938 her writing was banned from circulation by the Nazis, appearing on a list of “harmful writings.” Her Berlin home was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1943. After the war, she and her partner, Erika, and Roellig’s sister went back to live in Berlin. In the 1980s and 1990s, her work was reissued in German and French editions.

12-14-1903 – 03-13-1987 David Lewis (born David Levy) – Born in 


Trinidad, Colorado. He was a Hollywood film producer who produced such films as Dark Victory (1939), Arch of Triumph (1948), and, Raintree County (1957). He was also the longtime companion of director James Whale from 1930 to 1952.

1918 – After two years of wearing men’s clothing, Mary Bertha Schmidt, known as Mister Schmidt, is taken to court in St. Louis, Missouri on cross-dressing charges. The judge thought Mister Schmidt, who was dapperly dressed, looked “very nice” and declines to fine Schmidt. Mister Schmidt then marries cousin Mary Ana Assade. A Los Angeles Herald article from 1918 quoted Schmidt as saying, “I always hated men, as did Mary also, so we both decided to get married. The ceremony was performed by a justice of the peace and we bought a nice little home in South St. Louis. We were living together very happily until the police interfered.”

12-14-1923 – 04-08-2006   Gerard Reve (Gerard Kornelis van het Reve) – Born in 

Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was a Dutch writer and is considered one of the great writers of Dutch post-WWII literature. His 1981 novel De Vierde Man (The Fourth Man) was made into a film in 1983. Reve was one of the first gay authors to come out in the Netherlands. Much of his writing includes sexual scenes between men and it contributed to making homosexuality acceptable for many of his readers. In 2001, he was awarded the Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren, the most prestigious prized for Dutch-language authors, but King Albert II of Belgium refused to present it to him because Reve’s partner had been accused of pedophilia. The money was awarded by bank transfer and the certificate delivered. During the last years of his life, he developed and then died from Alzheimer’s disease.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946 – Bruce Wayne Campbell (aka Jobriath) (December 14, 1946  – August 4, 1983) is born. He was the first openly gay rock musician to be signed to a major record label, and one of the first internationally famous musicians to die of AIDS.

12-14-1946 – 03-29-2016 Patty Duke – Born in Elmhurst, New York. She was an American actress of stage, film, and television. At the age 


of sixteen, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, which she had originated on Broadway. Her hit television show, The Patty Duke Show ran from 1963 to 1966. She was an advocate for mental disease and for the LGBT community. In June 2014 she became an ordained minister to marry as many gay couples as she could. The former 1960s star made her announcement in a tweet directed to President Obama: “as an ordained minister, I want to 


marry all the gay couples in our beloved country.” She also demonstrated her support by taking the role of a lesbian in the hit TV series Glee playing the partner of Meredith Baxter, a lesbian in real life. And in 1982 she played a lesbian fashion designer in the Canadian film By Design. She died from sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

12-14-1951 Paul Zaloom – Born in Garden City, New York. He is an 


American actor and puppeteer, best known for his role as the character Beckman on the television show Beakman’s World. Zaloom has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, UCLA Performing Arts Series, and many other venues across the US. He’s also been granted a Guggenheim Fellowship, four Jim Henson Foundation grants, and four National Endowment for the Arts grants, just to name a few honors he has received. He is openly gay.

12-14-1955 Elisebeht Markstrom – Born in Nyköping, St Nicholas 


parish, Sweden. She is a Swedish social democratic politician who was a member of the Riksdag from 1995 to 2010. She was the initiator of the formation of the Swedish Women’s Shelters and was its first president in 1996 – 2002. She is an out lesbian.

December 14, 1956Disc jockey Alan Freed’s second film, “Don’t Knock The Rock,” starring Freed, Alan Dale and Patricia Hardy, with performances by Little Richard, Bill Haley and His Comets, Dave Appell and the Applejacks, and the Treniers, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

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


The Singing Nun was #1 on the Album chart again with In the Wind 

 The Second Barbra Streisand Album was third the incredible Soundtrack to “West Side Story” was #9 after 112 weeks of release 

December 14, 1963

American singer and pianist Dinah Washington died at the age of 39. An autopsy later showed a lethal combination of secobarbital and amobarbital had contributed to her death. Washington gave herself the title of “Queen of the Blues”. She had her first top ten pop hit in 1959 with a version of ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Made’, and then two successful duets in 1960 with Brook Benton, ‘Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)’ and ‘A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love).


Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & the Holding Company and Janis Joplin remained atop the Album chart

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – A demonstration sponsored by the Gay Activists Alliance took place at Suffolk County Police headquarters in New York. Two men and one woman were arrested. It was held to protest the arrest of two members of GAA on charges of sodomy.

December 14, 1974 Elton John was red-hot as his remake of “Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds” rose from 36-9.   Elton John remained at #1 on the Album chart with his Greatest Hits album for the third week.


The movie, Saturday Night Fever premieres in New York City and is instrumental in spreading the Disco craze throughout the country. The soundtrack by The Bee Gees will go on to be one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, racking up over 15 million in sales.

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

1980: French film La Cage aux Folles ends its nineteen month run at New York City’s 68th Street Playhouse.

– “La Cage aux Folles” ends its nineteen-month run at New York City’s 68th Street Playhouse. La Cage is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée‘s ultra-conservative parents to meet them. La cage aux folles literally means “the cage of mad women”. However, follesis also a slang term for effeminate homosexuals (queens). The original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best MusicalBest Score and Best Book. Albin’s Act I finale number, “I Am What I Am“, was recorded by Gloria Gaynor and proved to be one of her biggest hits. It was also recorded by other artists, including Shirley BasseyTony BennettPia Zadora, and John Barrowman. It also became a rallying cry of the Gay Pride movement.


Artists United Against Apartheid peaked at #38 in the U.S. and #21 in England with the single “Sun City”.  The artist collective consisted of forty-nine acts (most of whom were black), including Curtis Blow and Africa Bambaataa.

1988: The film adaptation of Harvey Fierstein‘s Torch Song Trilogy opens in New York City.

 Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein rendered in three acts: International StudFugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First! The story centers on Arnold Beckoff, a Jewish homosexual, drag queen, and torch singer who lives in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The four-hour play begins with a soliloquy in which he explains his cynical disillusionment with love. Fierstein adapted his play for a feature film, released in 1988. It was directed by Paul Bogart and starred Fierstein (Arnold), Anne Bancroft (Ma Beckoff), Matthew Broderick (Alan), Brian Kerwin (Ed), and Eddie Castrodad (David).

12-14-1989 Amini Fonua – Born in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a competitive swimmer who was the first Tongan swimmer to win a 


gold medal in international competition when he took the gold in the 50-meter breaststroke at the 2010 Oceania Swimming Championships and is the only Tongan athlete in history to ever hold dual Oceania and Pacific Games titles. He is openly gay and was one of 49 out LGBT athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

1990 – The ACLU filed a lawsuit alleging that Hawaii corrections officers violated an inmate’s civil rights by testing him for HIV
without consent.

1990 – At the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, the board of governors voted unanimously to remove the Lesbian Bisexual Gay Alliance’s two ex officio positions. Officials said it had nothing to do with discrimination, that the board wanted to remove all ex officio positions and replace them with elected officials. However, no other ex officio positions were eliminated.

1990 – In New York, Alfred University faculty approved a resolution urging officials to ban ROTC because of the military’s anti-gay policies.

1993 – In Denver, Colorado, Judge Jeffrey Bayless ruled Amendment 2 unconstitutional. The amendment to the Colorado state constitution sought to eliminate all gay rights laws in the state and prevent any more from being passed. It would have prevented any city, town, or county in the state from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to recognize homosexuals as a protected class.


A tribute to Frank Sinatra on Sinatra: 80 Years My Way on ABC-TV – Little Richard,  Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are among the performers.


Elton John‘s tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, was at its ninth week at number 1 on the Billboard chart. The song would go on to become the largest selling single of all time in the US and the UK, and sits second to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” as the best selling record world-wide. Such was the first major celebrity death of mundance causes in the internet era. 

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


Andy Bell of Erasure announced he was HIV-positive.

2006 – Actress Kate Fleming (October 6, 1965 – December 14, 2006) is trapped in a flooded basement room in her Seattle home. Her partner of ten years, Charlene Strong (born May 6, 1963), follows the ambulance to the hospital and is prevented by hospital staff from being at Kate’s side for a number of torturous minutes until Kate’s biological family can be reached on the east coast. Charlene is with Kate, finally, when she dies. Afterward, a funeral director refuses to shake Charlene’s hand or allow her to make arrangements, even with the full support of Kate’s mother. Charlene will testify and help pass a Washington State domestic partner law. Had it been in force that December, Charlene would have allowed to be by Kate’s side and would have protected Kate’s right to let Charlene speak for her at the funeral home. For My Wife is a feature documentary chronicling Charlene’s journey into activism following Kate’s death. Strong works closely with Equal Rights Washington, and has endowed a fellowship at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Washington, D.C.

2006 – The New Jersey Legislature enacts a bill to establish civil unions in that state. The measure passes 56–19 in the Assembly, and 23–12 in the Senate.


The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announced that Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five will be enshrined next year.

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


Barbra Streisand was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in Sacramento.

12-14-2015 Bill Kennedy, one of the NBA’s top referees, comes out as gay. Kennedy said, “I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that it will send a message to young men and women in sports that you must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are.”



Despite coming under fire from the #MeToo movement and actually being dropped from some radio station’s play lists, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” climbed into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart. Dean Martin’s rendition of the song was downloaded over 11,000 times during the previous week, coming in second to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”


sure, the mommy/fag hag… the queen of the supernatural chick lit

Heterosexual allies were important, but it is the constant misogyny that gets to me… Rice and her homoerotic vampires left an immortal mark on gay cultureThe iconic American author of gothic fiction, including “Interview With the Vampire,” was a vocal support of gay

can we address the hetero men who are doing the raping and murdering? funny how the least of the problem is the most addressed

instead of bashing on women who are protecting women from being bashed, raped and murdered and denied careers? Rowling Is Damaging UK LGBT Equality Ranking, Report States | YourTangoJ.K. Rowling Shares Yet Another Anti-trans Tweet Amid Release Of Report On Equality In

so.. like being a heterosexual woman? LGBT in Geoscience Is like Being Invisible – Scientific AmericanScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our

this “judge” is comparing people existing under religious objection to religion denying vaccines …and he is trying to do a ruling against sexual orientation to validate religion being against vaccines…

religion: denying reality until deathbed Court judge says gay rights case proves vaccine mandate is illegal / LGBTQ NationJustice Niel Gorsuch wrote in his opinion that, just like selling cakes to gay couples, people have right to a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccine mandates…

Article one of the charter reads: “All Barbadians are born free and are equal in human dignity and rights regardless of age, race, ethnicity, faith, class, cultural and educational background, ability, sex, gender or sexual orientation.”

blogger nina notes: The nations who were colonial ones updated their laws over the last twenty years can ‘wipe the slate’ on LGBT+ rights as a republic, campaigners sayActivists say Barbados will be able to “wipe the slate” clean and determine its stance on LGBT+ rights as the world’s newest

the internet operates in the same in all geographies Scammers on dating apps are targeting Malta’s LGBT communityThe LGBT community is being warned about scammers who target gay people on dating apps after one fraudster allegedly beat a man within “minutes of his death” when he identified him. Members of Malta’s LGBT community say the con artists meet men on dating apps and offer them “a good time” in… Chinese TV Drama Cautiously Brings LGBT Characters to Screen“Delicious Romance” is the latest offering from Leste Chen, the director known for his gay-themed

Dear Europe: Lest We Forget Law Experts Say Hungary’s LGBT Law Breaches International Rights StandardsA panel of experts of the Council of Europe human rights body has assessed that recent amendments to Hungarian legislation related to sex-education programs in schools and the presentation of sexual content in the media are discriminatory and violate international human rights

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The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex


Actor James Dean began his show business career with a non-speaking part in a television commercial for Pepsi-Cola.

12-13-1950 Linda Bellos – She was born in London to a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Bellos is an English ex-politician, 


businesswoman, and activist for gay rights. She did marry and have two children. In 1980 she came out as a lesbian. She and her partner, Caroline Jones, entered into a civil partnership on December 21, 2005. As a lesbian feminist, she strongly argued in the early 1980s that an inclusive approach to women’s issues must take account of social class, ethnic identity, disability, sexual identity, and religion. She now teaches employers and their staff to apply the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998 and other equality laws. In 2006, she was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to diversity.

12-13-1951 – 06-11-2005 Anne-Marie Alonzo – Born in Alexandria, 


Egypt. She was a Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic, and publisher. She immigrated to Quebec when she was twelve. In 1996 she was in a car accident that left her a quadriplegic and using a wheelchair. She is listed in notable writers who identify, or who have identified, as lesbian. In 1996, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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

12-13-1967 NeNe Leakes (Linnethia Johnson) – Born in Queens, New York City, New York. Leakes is an American actress, television personality, 

producer, author, and fashion designer. She is best known for being on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She is a straight ally. In an interview with The Advocate, she voiced her support of gay marriage. She “loved” Obama’s decision to come out in support of same-sex marriage. She joined the cast of Glee in the 3rd season in a reoccurring role. Leakes played the character of Rocky Rhoades on The New Normal.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 – Washington, D.C.’s Title 34 makes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal.


Patti Smith released her debut studio album Horses. Produced by John Cale, Horses has since been viewed by critics as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of the American punk rock movement, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time. Horses has also been cited as a key influence on a number of acts, including Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths, R.E.M. and PJ Harvey.

Barry Manilow was on a roll and “I Write The Songs” was the new #1 song on the Adult chart.

On the USA LP Charts, Rock of the Westies by Elton John had been dropping from the top ten and rose to third.


released:  Anne Murray‘s “Daydream Believer”, Queen‘s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker”

on most charts,  Queen, by now #1 in most markets, but on the USA song charts was third with “Another One Bites The Dust”.  Barbra Streisand was at #8 with “Woman In Love” and also moved from 14-9 with her duet “Guilty” with Barry Gibb and Pat Benatar reached the Top 10 for the first time with “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”.

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

12-13-1983 Satya Sorab Bhabha – Born in London, England. He is 


a British-born American actor. His father is an Indian of Parsi heritage and his mother is of German Jewish heritage. He is most known for his role as Matthew Patel in the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and his recurring role as Shivrang in the New Girl. Satya also plays the cello and has performed around the world with symphonies, as well as chamber ensembles. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).


Bruce Hornsby & The Range went to No.1 on the US singles chart, with ‘The Way It Is’, a No.15 hit in the UK. Written by Bruce Hornsby and his brother John Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the American Civil Rights Movement. The song was heavily sampled by Tupac Shakur in his song, ‘Changes’ from 1998.

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

12-13-1990 Anton Hysén – Born in Liverpool, England. He is an English-born Swedish soccer player. Winner of Sweden’s 7th season 


of Lets Dance, he is the first openly gay person to win the competition. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Hysén came out as gay to the Swedish football magazine Offside in March 2011.


Prince was on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing Dolphin


Children’s TV characters The Teletubbies went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Teletubbies Say-eh-oh’. The single spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart

in 1999, the USA religious righteous would notice one was purple with a triangle and resulted in adults watching a toddler show

.Elton John’s tribute to the late Princess Diana from England (“Candle In The Wind 1997”) was now at 10 weeks at #1.  At this point, only seven songs in the Rock Era had stayed at the top longer.  And Elton was not done.

1999 –

Vice President Al Gore announces that he was opposed to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and, if elected, would propose legislation to end discrimination against gays and lesbians in the military

US Defense Secretary William Cohen orders a full review of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The policy had recently been criticized for creating a hostile environment. 

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

2002, Belgium – The Belgium Senate approves same-sex marriage, making Belgium the second country to do so.

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


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why are gay men missing from this list?’s Favorite and Least Favorite Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans TV Characters of 2021 | AutostraddleY’all ever heard of Ryan Wilder?

bisexual or pansexual – two words, two meanings’s Hunter Schafer ‘vaguely clarifies’ her sexuality and fans are thrilledEuphoria star Hunter Schafer has ‘vaguely clarified’ that she is bisexual, pansexual “or something” in an open response on social

breaking atmo and returning is not really going to space Bess becomes first out pansexual person to go into space / LGBTQ NationCameron Bess returned this morning safely along with the rest of the Blue Origin space flight… LGBTQ dress takes over iconic Toronto spots (PHOTOS) | NewsA unique activism and art project visited Canada in December and the photos in iconic Toronto locales are School District Returns Illustrated LGBTQ Memoir to Library Shelves Following Public Review | The 74Canutillo Independent School District will return an LGBTQ-themed book to its high school library following a formal review into a parent’s complaint that the graphic novel was inappropriate because it contained sexually explicit content. A nine-member committee of educators, librarians and parents voted 8-1 Tuesday for author Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer: A Memoir” to remain […]

  1. there is no “natural law”


2 you do not love anyone when you deem them unnatural love LGBTQ but same-sex marriage against natural law —Atienza │ GMA News OnlineBuhay Party-list Representative and vice presidential aspirant Lito Atienza on Monday said he was not in favor of same-sex marriage as it is against the’s only out LGBTQ senator joins Workers’ Party for gubernatorial raceSenator Fabiano Contarato of Espírito Santo announced that he is leaving the centrist Rede party to join the center-left Workers’

supernatural thinking… vs abstract human rights

conformity is not the individual goal Two LGBTQ rights activists of different faiths find common groundBuddhist monk Kodo Nishimura and Christian pastor Yoshiki Nakamura share a belief that queer lifestyle and organized religion can coexist, even when Japanese society makes people believe that finding such commonality is entirely

Canada’s population is under 38 million, so if half of the USA LGBT move to canada, LGBTQ2 would be the biggest voter block 20 million Americans identify as LGBTQ people / LGBTQ NationAlmost 10% of Americans don’t identify as straight…

given adult women are denied reproductive decisions because doctors think they decide for women as they rush to assign to on teens and children with body altering with reproductive and long term biological health Nassib designed rainbow cleats to support the LGBTQ communityLas Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who became the first openly gay active NFL player in June, helped design custom, rainbow cleats to raise

given her lesbian take in the porn books, she was really more a straight women into gay men

like the entire supernatural chick lit genre Anne Rice Fans Mourn Death Of Best-selling LGBTQ Ally With An Interest In Sexuality, Gender Spanning Real And Fictional Worlds; She Was 80 – Towleroad Gay NewsAnne Rice fans mourn LGBTQ ally in human, undead worlds. Her books labeled ‘Fiction’ to protect innocent, we

white heterosexual men are being apologized for…., Eyre offer official apology to victims of military sexual misconduct | CBC NewsCanada’s defence minister, top military commander and senior defence bureaucrat today delivered a long-awaited and history-making apology to the women and men whose lives were scarred by sexual assault, misconduct and discrimination within the

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Today in LGBT History | THE LAVENDER EFFECT® › tag › today-in-lgbt-history1917: In Russia, the Bolsheviks repeal the entire criminal code in favor of “revolutionary justice.” Among the laws nullified are those relating to sex acts …

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