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LGBTQ2 for December 4

BCE to The Suffragettes

12-04-1822 – 04-05-1904 Frances Power Cobbe – Born in Newbridge House in the family estate in what is now Donabate, 

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County Dublin, Ireland. She was an Irish writer, social reformer, anti-vivisection activist, and leading women’s suffrage campaigner. Cobbe founded a number of animal advocacy groups, two of which are still active today. She was a member of the executive council of the London National Society for Women’s Suffrage. She was the author of a number of books and essays. Cobbe was in what she considered a marriage with sculptor Mary Lloyd, whom she met in Rome in 1861. They lived together from 1864 until Lloyd’s death in 1896. In letters and published writing, Cobb referred to Lloyd as “husband”, “wife”, and “dear friend.”

12-04-1920 – 01-08-2013 Jeanne Manford – Born in Flushing, New York City, New York. In 1972, her gay son, Morty, had been beaten 

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while distributing flyers inside the 15th annual Inner Circle dinner, a political gathering in New York City. She was an American schoolteacher and became an LGBT activist. Manford co-founded the support group Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). In 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Obama.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1947 – Yolanda Retter (December 4, 1947 – August 18, 2007) was an American lesbian librarian, archivist, scholar, and activist in Los Angeles. Retter attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California and graduated in 1970 with a degree in sociology. In the 1980s she completed masters degrees in library science (1983) and social work (1987) from the University of California, Los Angeles and in 1996 she received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Before becoming a librarian and archivist, Retter held a variety of jobs, some as a volunteer. She worked in prison and parole programs, as a director of a rape hotline, and original publisher of the Los Angeles Women’s Yellow Pages. She then became the founding archivist of the Lesbian Legacy Collection at the ONE Archives and volunteered at the June Mazer Lesbian Archives. From 2003 to the time of her death, Retter served as the head librarian and archivist of the Chicano Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She died after a short battle with cancer surrounded by women she chose, including her partner of thirteen years Leslie Golden Stampler.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

12-04-1969 Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) – Born in Brooklyn, New 

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York City, New York. He is a straight ally. Jay-Z is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. In an interview with CNN, he stated, “What people do in their own homes is their business, and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discrimination against Blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple.” In 2017, his mother, Gloria Carter, came out as a lesbian. On Jay-Z’s album, 4:44, the track “Smile” is all about his mother. His mother ends the track with her own words: “Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be / No harm for them, no harm for me / But life is short, and it’s time to be free / Love who you love because life isn’t guaranteed.”

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976, Canada – In Vancouver, Canadian University Press approves a national boycott of CBC for refusing to air public service announcement for a Halifax gay group. 

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

1980

Prince played the first night of his 31-date Dirty Mind tour at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. After being told by his managers he couldn’t wear spandex pants without any underwear, Prince began performing in a long trench coat, black high-heeled boots with leggings, and bikini brief trunks.

1981, James Webber is the first known victim of serial killer David Bullock. Most of Bullock’s victims were men he brought home for sex.

1986:  The city council of New Orleans rejects a municipal gay rights ordinance.

1987

Madonna filed for divorce from actor Sean Penn. She changed her mind, but would file again in January 1988.

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

1990

– Madonna appeared on “Nightline” to defend her “Justify My Love” video. She denied the video’s explicit contents were intended to stir up controversy and get her publicity. The video was banned by MTV.

1998 – A vigil is held for Rita Hester (30 November 1963 – 28 November 1998), an African American transgender woman, who was slain in  Allston, Massachusetts on November 28th. The vigil from her death goes on to become the Transgender Day of Remembrance. In response to her murder, an outpouring of grief and anger led to a candlelight vigil held the following Friday (December 4) in which about 250 people participated. The community struggled to see Rita’s life and identity covered respectfully by local papers, including the Boston Herald and Bay Windows, was chronicled by Nancy Nangeroni. Her death also inspired the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and the Transgender Day of Remembrance which Gwendolyn Ann Smith founded in 1999.

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

2002

Whitney Houston admitted in an US TV interview that drink and drugs nearly killed her. Bobby Brown’s missus also admitted to being addicted to sex. She said her business is sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, and got into the lifestyle after missing out on partying when her career kicked off aged 18.

Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

12-04-2012 Janeé Harteau becomes the first openly-gay female police chief in Minneapolis. She won unanimous approval from the City Council on Nov. 30th. Harteau married her partner Sgt. Holly Keegel in August 2013. They had been together for 25 years. (photo shows Janeé on the left with her wife Holly)

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2013 – Openly gay Xavier Bettel (born 3 March 1973) is sworn in as Luxembourg’s Prime Minister. He is a Luxembourgish politician and lawyer, serving as the 24th Prime Minister of Luxembourg since 4 December 2013 after succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker. He has previously served as Mayor of Luxembourg City, member of the Chamber of Deputies and member of the Luxembourg City communal council. Bettel is a member of the Democratic Party. Bettel is Luxembourg’s first openly gay Prime Minister and, worldwide, the third openly gay head of government following Iceland’s Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (born 4 October 1942) (2009–2013) and Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (born 18 July 1951) (2011–2014). As of 2017, he is one of three openly gay world leaders in office, the others being Leo Varadkar (born 18 January 1979), the Taoiseach of Ireland; and Ana Brnabić (born 28 September 1975), the Prime Minister of Serbia. Bettel has been in a partnership with Gauthier Destenay since March 2010. They married on 15 May 2015; same-sex marriage law reforms had come into effect on 1 January 2015, after passing in June 2014.

2021

https://bkreader.com/2021/12/03/russian-speaking-queer-new-york-brooklyn-leo-allenby-event-discotheque-3-dollar-bill/Bringing Brooklyn’s Russian-Speaking Queer Community TogetherThree years after leaving Moscow, Leo Allenby is organizing a holiday celebration for the Russian-speaking queer community.bkreader.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/harlem-star-says-show-expands-vision-possible-black-queer-women-rcna7561‘Harlem’ star says show expands the vision of what’s possible for Black queer womenAfter earning her master’s degree in fine arts from the American Conservatory Theater in 2019, Jerrie Johnson decided to move from San Francisco to Los Angeleswww.nbcnews.com

burning books then people

https://www.palmcoastobserver.com/article/woolbright-says-shed-filed-complaint-about-black-lgbt-memoir-to-support-parents-rightsWoolbright says she’d filed complaint about Black LGBT memoir to support parents’ rights | Palm Coast Observer‘There need to be guidelines, policies and procedures, and transparency’ about how the district selects books for school media centers, she said.www.palmcoastobserver.com

https://www.mic.com/identity/george-johnson-book-banI wrote a book about Black queer joy and pain. It’s already been banned in 10 statesMy fight is one of tradition, not of chance.www.mic.com

this is why parents have to be aware of what their children are doing

and not limit what adults can see or access as if children

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/why-viktor-orb-n-is-fighting-a-war-against-lgbt-ideology-Why Viktor Orbán is fighting a war against ‘LGBT ideology’ | The Spectator‘Do you support the unrestricted presentation of sexual media content that influences the development of underage children?’

In a national referendum likely to be held in the spring, Hungarians will be asked this question and others about the ‘promotion of gender reassignment’ to children, the hold…Show More

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/12/queer-films-oscars-power-of-the-dog-flee-1234683207/Queer Films Earn Oscar Buzz as ‘Power of the Dog’ and ‘Flee’ Gain Love | IndieWireFrom Jane Campion’s Western to subtler themes in “Spencer” and “Passing,” the Oscars could easily honor multiple queer films this year.www.indiewire.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alessadominguez/kim-petras-coconuts-met-gala-vmasKim Petras’s Coconuts Marks Her Pop Star ArrivalThe songwriter has been making gay anthems for years. Now she’s ready for her big label moment — on her terms.www.buzzfeednews.com

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/psni-reviewing-its-partnership-with-controversial-lgbt-charity-stonewall-41117341.htmlPSNI reviewing its partnership with controversial LGBT charity StonewallThe PSNI’s partnership with Stonewall is in doubt after Chief Constable Simon Byrne said the force was consulting stakeholders over its membership of the charity’s diversity scheme.www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1892 — The Michigan Supreme Court rules that “emission” is required to complete an act of sodomy.

1925

“Concerto in F,” by George Gershwin, had its world premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Gershwin himself played the piano.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953,

UK – Alarmed by the rise in prosecutions for male-male sex (including several much publicized recent cases involving prominent Britons), two MPs first raise the issue of sex law reform in the House of Commons.

12-03-1953 – 05-13-1992 Patrick Angus – Born in North Hollywood, California. He was an American gay artist. He is known for his paintings depicting the young male erotic dancers at the 

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Gaiety Theater (gay burlesque theatre) in New York City. Because he chose to paint the gay strip clubs and the bathhouses, his work was disapproved by the gay establishment that thought his work as “politically incorrect” and therefore his work was closed off to the commercial art market. In the 1980s, his work was introduced by Robert Patrick through the gay magazine Christopher Street. As a result, his work began to sell. The openly gay artist David Hockney bought five of his paintings. Angus’ work is unique in the history of art for their compassionate depiction of the longing and loneliness of some gay men. In the early 1990s, Angus was diagnosed with AIDS. In the last months of his life, three one-man shows were organized. On his death bed in 1992, when he saw the proofs for a book of his paintings, he said, “This is the happiest day of my life.”

12-03-1955 Michael Musto – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is an American journalist and a former columnist for The Village Voice. Musto was listed on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most 

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Eligible Bachelors (2013). He is published regularly in several LGBT publications. Musto has had bylines in The New York Times, W Magazine, and the Daily Beast. He appeared in drag in the all drag queen music video for Cyndi Lauper’s single Girls Just Want To Have Fun and as a reporter in the film Garbo Talks. In 2011, Musto was named one of the most influential LGBT personalities in the Out 100.

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

December 3, 1961

Brian Epstein invited The Beatles into his office to discuss the possibility of becoming their manager. John Lennon, George Harrison and Pete Best arrived late for the 4pm meeting, (they had been drinking at the Grapes pub in Matthew Street), but Paul McCartney was not with them, because, as Harrison explained, he had just got up and was “taking a bath”.

1968 – Rev. Troy Perry (born July 27, 1940), founder of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, officiated at his first same-sex holy union, in Los Angeles. He is the founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian denomination with a special affirming ministry with the lesbiangaybisexual, and transgender communities, in Los Angeles on October 6, 1968. Perry lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Phillip Ray DeBlieck whom he married under Canadian law at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. They sued the State of California upon their return home after their Toronto wedding for recognition of their marriage and won. The state appealed and the ruling was overturned by the State Supreme Court after five years in their favor.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 — An Illinois appellate court upholds a public indecency conviction of a man for sex with another man in bushes where they could not be seen by others.

1973 – As a result of the case Society for Individual Rights v. Hampton, proceedings were held to determine under what circumstances sexual orientation may be considered in determining whether a person is suitable for employment in the U.S. Government.

1976

An estimated three and a half million people applied for ABBA’s forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available.

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

12-03-1985 Nina Ansaroff – Born in Weston, Florida. She is an American mixed martial 

artist who is currently competing in the women’s strawweight division of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Raised in Florida, she is of Macedonian descent. Ansaroff is engaged to fellow UFC fighter and current women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes.

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

1990

Nightline aired Madonna’s video for “Justify My Love.” The previous week MTV had banned the video.

1991, UK – OutRage held a zap of the Church of England in response to a press release condemning homosexuality.

1993: The state senate of Massachusetts passes a bill that protects the civil rights of lesbian and gay students in public schools.

1995 Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards.

December 3, 1996 – In Baehr v. Miike Hawaii’s Judge Chang rules that the state does not have a legal right to deprive same-sex couples of the right to marry, making Hawaii the first state to recognize that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same privileges as heterosexual married couples.

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

12-03-2000

the USA version of Queer as folk airs.

2003

A Los Angeles court ruled that the privacy of singer Barbra Streisand was not violated when a picture of her Malibu estate was posted on a website. Streisand had filed a $10m action against software entrepreneur Kenneth Adelman after he posted a photo of her home on his conservation site.

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

12-03-2010

 I Love You, Philip Morris – American-French romantic comedy-drama film bases on the 1980s and ‘90s real-life story of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell.

2012 – Thai airlines recruits transgender flight attendants, called ladyboys, aiming at a unique identity to set itself apart from competitors as it sets out for the skies.

2015

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2021

indeed…. https://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/free-transgender-name-gender-marker-change-clinic-in-sask-sees-overwhelming-demandTransgender name, gender marker change clinic sees overwhelming demand | Regina Leader PostOffered in Regina and Saskatoon, organizers say high demand for the free service was unexpected and som

comment below – who is more likely to buy these?

heterosexual men or lesbians?

yeah.. not seeing this as helpful…

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16925318/first-lesbian-sex-robots-coming-soon/First lesbian sex robots may be coming soon as sexbots start being programmed to be gayTHE first lesbian sex robots may be coming soon as sexbots start being programmed as gay. American adult toy and robotics company RealDoll are attempting to enter the LGBTQ market with their upcomi…www.thesun.co.uk

https://www.out.com/music/2021/12/03/mariah-carey-loves-feeling-acceptance-her-queer-fanbaseMariah Carey Loves ‘Feeling the Acceptance’ From Her Queer FanbaseOut chats with the music legend about her new Apple TV+ special Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues.www.out.com

http://www.newnownext.com/lionesses-k-pop/12/2021/Queer K-Pop Group Lionesses Is Ready to Roar | NewNowNextThe trailblazers discuss their masks, the “K-Closet,” and their new single, “Christmas Miracle.”www.newnownext.com

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/12/queer-films-oscars-power-of-the-dog-flee-1234683207/Queer Films Earn Oscar Buzz as ‘Power of the Dog’ and ‘Flee’ Gain Love | IndieWireFrom Jane Campion’s Western to subtler themes in “Spencer” and “Passing,” the Oscars could easily honor multiple queer films this year.www.indiewire.com

only when compared to heterosexual men

lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and heterosexual women are all at risk from heterosexual men

and lesbians and bisexual/hetero women are the ones who would be at risk vs a transwoman

while transmen do not pose a risk to gay/bisexual men

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/trans-tiktoker-was-target-conspiracy-theory-transphobia-fueled-hate-ex-rcna7471

f there are more than two genders, there needs to be more than two sports categories for this very reason.

there will be no women holding women’s records.

https://torontosun.com/news/world/trans-swimmer-sparks-backlash-for-breaking-u-s-college-womens-recordsTrans swimmer breaks U.S. college women’s records, sparks backlash | Toronto SunA trans swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, who previously competed as a man, has been breaking women’s records at the university.torontosun.com

given that adult women are barriered to reproductive decisions…

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-transgender-treatmentCanada ignoring concerns about early access to drugs and surgery for transgender teens: critics | National PostOther countries have taken a step back and the critics’ concerns are unexpectedly being shared by some leading figures in the transgender medical world itselfnationalpost.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/saved-by-the-bell-gives-us-a-bisexual-afro-latina-teen-love-story-ripped-right-from-zack-and-kellys-playbook/Saved by the Bell Bisexual Teen Love Story Is Teen Iconic | AutostraddleWhat did I tell you about Saved by the Bell, BISEXUAL! LATINA! DORKS! IN! LOVE!!! Also, Josie Totah is a standout as trans teen queen Lexie.www.autostraddle.com

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/16931301/zoe-ball-son-woody-mum-bisexual/Zoe Ball’s son Woody reveals famous mum’s surprised reaction when he told her he was bisexualZOE Ball’s son Woody has claimed his famous mum was surprised he was bisexual after he came out to her. The 20-year-old student said the radio presenter, 51, questioned whether he was in fact…www.thesun.co.uk

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Every-comfortable-man-who-is-single-at-35-years-is-bisexual-Princess-Shyngle-alleges-1415659Every ‘comfortable’ man who is single at 35 years is bisexual – Princess Shyngle allegesPrincess Shyngle describes single men above age 35 as bisexualswww.ghanaweb.com

how about mentioning that hetero women get it mostly from male partners who are gay on the down low or use sex workers?

https://www.theroot.com/report-hiv-infection-rates-among-gay-and-bi-black-and-1848156836Infections have been stagnant since 2010 for gay and bisexual Black and Latino MenInfections have been stagnant since 2010 for gay and bisexual Black and Latino Menwww.theroot.com

which is why it is not a lesbian story…

https://www.vulture.com/article/movie-review-paul-verhoevens-lesbian-nun-drama-benedetta.htmlMovie Review: Paul Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nun Drama ‘Benedetta’Movie Review: Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven’s latest is a fact-based drama about Benedetta Carlini, a lesbian nun in a 17th-century Tuscan convent who rose to the position of abbess while having mystic visions and indulging in a lesbian affair.www.vulture.com

not just male fantasy, or murderers or victims?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/03/t-magazine/lesbian-representation-tv-film.htmlAt Long Last, Onscreen Portrayals of Lesbian Relationships Are Getting Complex – The New York TimesThe shift comes after decades of stories that minimized romantic love between women as fruitless, or as some kind of phase.www.nytimes.com

the blood industry failure to test when they did know and put the stigma on gay men who had money for health care so aids could be identified in the first place

https://globalnews.ca/news/8423925/blood-services-gay-blood-ban-canada/Blood Services to recommend ending ban on donations from gay men – National | Globalnews.caCanadian Blood Services says it plans to submit its recommendation to end the gay blood ban to Health Canada within the next two weeks.globalnews.ca

“They’ve learned this trick in America from Trump and in the end culture wars will always pick on those who are slightly different and that means the gays, the Jews and the blacks and that’s always the list that crops up whenever a populist government gets into power.”

Asked for examples, he cited the government’s stance on transgender people and that they were “not prepared” to implement a “proper ban” on conversion therapy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-59508498I now feel less safe as a gay man – MP Chris Bryant – BBC NewsThe Labour MP accuses the government of stoking a culture war that will harm anyone “slightly different”.www.bbc.com

it is separate cultures under each letter

there is no one is who is all of them

and there were certainly royals who ruled who would have been

before there was pms

https://cphpost.dk/?p=129855Could Denmark be on the verge of having its first LGBT PM? The bookies certainly think so – The PostThe odds of Søren Pape Poulsen becoming the country’s first gay premier have come in from 10/1 to 7/2 since Konservative’s local election success. Could Denmark be on the verge of having its first LGBT PM? The bookies certainly think socphpost.dk

https://www.ncronline.org/news/theology/two-german-bishops-question-churchs-teaching-lgbt-relationshipsTwo German bishops question church’s teaching on LGBT relationships | National Catholic ReporterTwo Catholic bishops in Germany, Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen and Heinrich Timmerevers of Dresden, have called for major changes in the churc…www.ncronline.org

https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/32779155/lewis-hamilton-wants-uncomfortable-discussions-saudi-arabia-lgbtq+-rightsLewis Hamilton wants ‘uncomfortable discussions’ in Saudi Arabia over LGBTQ+ rightsSeven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said he wants to do everything in his power to be a force for positive change in Saudi Arabia ahead of the country’s first race.www.espn.com

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BCE to The Suffragettes

1899 — American Samoa is obtained by the United States. It has no law against sodomy, making it the only “free” jurisdiction of the United States.

1909 — The Montana Supreme Court upholds the right of the state to prosecute attempts to commit sodomy under the general attempts statute.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946, Italy – Gianni Versace  (2 December 1946 – 15 July 1997), fashion designer is born. He was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, make-up, and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films. As a friend of Eric ClaptonDiana, Princess of WalesNaomi CampbellDuran DuranMadonnaElton JohnCherSting, and many other celebrities, he was one of the first designers to link fashion to the music world. Openly gay, Versace and his partner model and fashion designer Antonio D’Amico (born 20 January 1959) were regulars on the international party scene. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home at the age of 50 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan, who used the same gun to commit suicide on a houseboat eight days later. 

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

December 02, 1954In a Pink Jacket and Pink pants, Elvis performed at the Catholic Club, Helena, Arkansas.

12-02-1954 Dan Butler – Born in Huntington, Indiana. He is an American actor known for his role as Bob “Bulldog” Brisco on the TV 

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series Frasier. He is openly gay. He wrote a one-man show, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me, which played in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and off-Broadway in New York and was his public coming out. The performance was nominated for the 1995 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show. He is married to producer Richard Waterhouse.

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

1963 — Earl Kade, a prisoner at the Ohio Penitentiary is killed by another prisoner because he had solicited him. The grand jury refuses to indict the killer for murder, stating that the willful killing of a non-violent person from behind bars was justifiable if the person had solicited.

1964 – Four gay men and lesbians picket a New York City lecture by a psychoanalyst espousing the model of homosexuality as a mental illness. The demonstrators are given ten minutes to make a rebuttal.

December 02, 1966David Bowie released ‘Rubber Band’, his first single on the Deram label. It was part of a three-track audition tape Bowie’s new manager Kenneth Pitt used to persuade the label to sign him. Despite some good reviews in the music press, the single was a flop, once more failing to break into the UK charts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1978: 

Harvey Milk’s ashes are scattered by his friends over the Pacific Ocean.

Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand’s ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ was at No.1 on the US singles chart. A radio station engineer had spliced together Neil’s version with Barbra’s version and got such good response, the station added it to their playlist. When Neil Diamond was told about it, he decided to re-record the song with Streisand herself, and within weeks of its release, the single went to No.1 in the US and No.5 in the UK. It didn’t take long for “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” to reach #1–just six weeks for Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.  Of course, they would go on to have many more great songs but at the time of their smash collaboration, they had a combined 65 hits with 15 Top 10’s and four #1’s. 

on the LP charts,  the “Grease” Soundtrack was still at #5, Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 debuted at #7,

12-02-1978 Jason Collins – Born in Northridge, California. He was an NBA center and the first professional male athlete to come out 

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while sill playing. He played 13 seasons in the NBA. In February 2014, when he signed with the Nets, he became the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American pro sports leagues. He retired from basketball on November 19, 2014. As of June 2014, Collins was in a relationship with producer Brunson Green.

1979: Martin Sherman’s Bent, about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, starring Richard Gere and David Dukes, opens on Broadway. It runs for 241 perfs.

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12-02-1981   Britney Spears – Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She is an 

American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Her first two studio albums were global successes and made her the best-selling teenage artist of all time. She is a straight LGBT ally and on April 12, 2018, Spears was honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award for her role in “accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.” She also released her first unisex fragrance, Prerogative, labelled as a fragrance for all. Spears regularly participates in Spirit Day to combat bullying of LGBT youth. 

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12-02-1987 Samuel Greisman – Born in Los Angeles, California. He is the gay son of Sally Fields and is publicly out. He attended NYU. In 2012 he introduced and presented his mother, Sally Field, HRC’s Ally for Equality Award. Greisman is a film director, writer, and producer. He is best-known as the writer and producer of the film Dinner with Jeffrey (2016).

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

1994 – Transgender Terrie Ladwig  (April 13, 1966 – December 2, 1994), born in the Philippine, is killed. She was married to Steven Ladwig in July 1994. Steven considered his wife, who was born Larry Earl Thompson Jr., female. She was preparing to have gender-reassignment surgery. Her murder remains unsolved.

1997 – David Cantania (born January 16, 1968) becomes the first openly gay person to be elected to the Washington DC city council. He is an American independent politician and lawyer from Washington, D.C. He was formerly an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia, which he gave up to pursue an unsuccessful run in the 2014 mayoral election. Catania was the first openly gay member of the D.C. Council and one of a small number of openly gay Republican office-holders. This led to a conflict within his party when President George W. Bush spoke in favor of an amendment to the United States Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Catania opposed the amendment and became a vocal opponent of Bush’s 2004 re-election. In response, the District of Columbia Republican Committee decertified him as a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention. Catania announced his endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate, John Kerry, one week prior to the convention. In September 2004, Catania left the party and became an independent, citing his displeasure with its direction on urban and social issues. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2010 as an independent. He now works as a lawyer at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, where he focuses his practice on healthcare, government law and strategy, and public policy. Catania married floral designer Bill Enright on August 5, 2017. They live in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

1998, India – Over 200 right-wing activists, called Shiv Sainiks, storm two theaters and force managers to suspend the screening of Toronto director Deepa Mehta’s internationally acclaimed film Fire, the first Indian film to focus on a lesbian relationship. Fire is a 1996 Indian-Canadian romantic drama written and directed by Deepa Mehta, and starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first installment of Mehta’s Elements trilogy; it is succeeded by Earth (1998) and Water (2005). The film is loosely based on Ismat Chughtai‘s 1942 story, Lihaaf (The Quilt). It was one of the first mainstream Bollywood films to explicitly show homosexual relations. After its 1998 release in India, certain groups staged several protests, setting off a flurry of public dialogue around issues such as homosexuality and freedom of speech. On December 2nd, more than 200 Shiv Sanaiks stormed a Cinemax theatre in suburban Goregaon in Mumbai, smashing glass panes, burning posters and shouting slogans. They compelled managers to refund tickets to moviegoers. On December 3rd, a Regal theatre in Delhi was similarly stormed. When attackers attempted to shut down a screening in Calcutta, however, ushers and audience fought back and the movie stayed open. Twenty-nine people were arrested in Mumbai in connection with these incidents.

1999: In the case of National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality v Minister of Home Affairs, the Constitutional Court of South Africa extends spousal immigration benefits to partners in permanent same-sex relationships.

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

2002

Goliath’s Sauna and Texas Lounge, a gay bathhouse in Calgary was raided for being a common bawdy house in 2002. Authorities charged two bartenders with running a common bawdy house and 13 patrons as having no lawful excuse for being there. The Crown eventually stayed the charges citing changed community standards.

12-02-2005 Transamerica release date in U.S. A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son.

transamerica

2008American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist Odetta died of heart disease age 77. She influenced many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time magazine included her song ‘Take This Hammer’ on its list of the 100 Greatest Popular Songs. Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music.  Although never a mainstream Pop star; her powerful voice moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for over 50 years, andshe was nominated for a Grammy Award three times.

2009Barry Manilow announced that he was preparing a new show slated to open at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in March. The 63-year-old crooner was winding down his five year run at Las Vegas Hilton.

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

2013 – This is the first official day that LGBTQ couples in Hawaii, both residents as well as tourists, may marry in the Aloha State

2013Roger Taylor and Brian May opened the Queen Studio Experience – Montreux, an exhibition of Queen memorabilia at Mountain Studios in Switzerland, where they had recorded many classic tracks spanning seven albums and where Freddie Mercury recorded his last vocal. The exhibition would open to the public a day later.

12-02-2014 Dale Scott comes out as MLB’s first openly gay umpire. He is the first active male official to come out in MLB, the NFL, NBA or NHL. Major League Baseball has always known he was gay. He has long been recognized as one of the best umpires in baseball.

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2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-house-commons-approves-bill-ban-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-12-01/Canada’s House of Commons approves bill to ban LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersCanada’s House of Commons on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban LGBT conversion therapy, which seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity and has been condemned by medical professionals.www.reuters.com

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/dec/01/i-was-given-training-to-de-gay-my-voice-what-its-really-like-to-work-in-tv-if-youre-lgbtq‘I was given training to de-gay my voice’: what it’s really like to work in TV if you’re LGBTQ+ | Television | The GuardianContinuing our series of exposés about the TV industry, insiders talk about being misgendered, treated like sexual predators and having to work with ‘outwardly homophobic and transphobic’ talentwww.theguardian.com

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/movies/2021/12/02/single-all-way-netflix-first-gay-holiday-romantic-comedy/8793021002/‘Single All the Way’ marks Netflix’s first gay holiday romantic comedyNetflix’s first gay holiday romantic comedy “Single All the Way” is here to lift holiday spirits and further queer up a heterosexual genre.www.usatoday.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/12/01/neo-nazis-attack-gay-bar-while-screaming-white-power-antigay-slurs-kyiv-ukraine-hvlvNeo-Nazis Attack Gay Bar While Screaming ‘White Power’ & Antigay SlursEarlier in November, more than 100 people gathered at the same bar and chanted similar slurs.www.advocate.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/12/1/22812638/mohamed-aboutrika-anti-gay-rainbow-lacesEx-soccer player attacks Premier League’s Rainbow Laces in anti-gay rant – OutsportsHe calls homosexuality a ‘dangerous ideology that is becoming nasty.’www.outsports.com

Lesbians have fewer STDs than other demographics

https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/n7nn9g/90s-san-francisco-lesbian-photographyPhyllis Christopher: Photos of San Francisco’s hedonistic lesbian community in the 90s – i-DPhyllis Christopher documented a sexually-charged city celebrating queer identity despite the AIDS epidemic.i-d.vice.com

https://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/732311-logitech-donates-100000-gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamationCSRWire – Logitech Donates $100,000 to Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against DefamationGLAAD’s Social Media Safety Index provides recommendations for the industry at large and reports on LGBTQ user safety across social platforms that include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.www.csrwire.com

https://www.avclub.com/lesbian-nun-drama-benedetta-is-both-profane-and-sublime-1848144334Benedetta review: Paul Verhoeven’s controversial lesbian nun dramaPaul Verhoeven’s controversial new film is as lurid but more spiritual than you’ve heardwww.avclub.com

https://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/article/54954/1/lesbian-christmas-rom-com-happiest-season-is-getting-a-sequelLesbian Christmas rom-com Happiest Season is getting a sequel | DazedIt’s a Christmas miracle!www.dazeddigital.com

meanwhile in general rape culture:

LGBTQ Nation calls raped women prisoners ‘TERFs’

Publication LGBTQ Nation calls women prisoners who have been sexually assaulted by males placed in their estate, ‘TERFs’.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/terf-inmates-sue-california-placing-transgender-women-female-prisons/TERF inmates sue California for placing transgender women in female prisons / LGBTQ NationThe two “women’s groups” behind the lawsuit have previously partnered with a rabidly anti-LGBTQ hate group…www.lgbtqnation.com

Radical feminists attacked on march against VAWG

A group of radical feminists in Brussels were attacked by trans rights activists on a march to protest against violence against women. Trans activists are now reporting the group’s social media accounts en masse.

https://twitter.com/guenonist/status/1465047805714747408The Better Half on Twitter: “1/ Aujourd’hui à Bruxelles, avec mes go Radfem, nous avions été agressées verbalement et physiquement par des transactivistes à la manifestation contre les violences faites aux femmes. Nous étions une dizaine de femmes et nous avions été encerclées dans un coin, bousculées,” / Twitter1/ Aujourd’hui à Bruxelles, avec mes go Radfem, nous avions été agressées verbalement et physiquement par des transactivistes à la manifestation contre les violences faites aux femmes. Nous étions une dizaine de femmes et nous avions été encerclées dans un coin, bousculées,twitter.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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people link events link

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for December 1

BCE to The Suffragettes

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

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

1881 – Washington makes sodomy a crime.

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

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

December 1, 1954

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

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

December 1, 1956

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

December 1, 1958

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

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

December 1, 1961

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

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

December 1, 1963

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

1968

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

1973

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

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

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

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

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

December 1, 1976

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

December 1, 1977

In New York City, Queen played Madison Square Garden.

1979

Barry Manilow remained at #9 with One Voice 

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

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

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

1984

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

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

1987,

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

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

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



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

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

1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1998

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

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

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

2008

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

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

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

2015

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

2021

Heterosexual women are being criminally charged for miscarriages..

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

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

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

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

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

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

women miscarriage for many reasons, and to have that criminalized

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

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

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

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

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

nina tryggvasonLGBTQ226 minutes ago

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

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

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

and adult discussion of serious adult sexual matters is sorely lacking

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

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

comic books are sexual fantasy fodder -and rescue fantasies.

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

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

dictionaries only capture words by published use

and heterosexual men control most of it still

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

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

in media history… pop pop pop culture, eh

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

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

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

wikipedia

PBS

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

BCE to The Suffragettes

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

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

1881 – Washington makes sodomy a crime.

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

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

December 1, 1954

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

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

December 1, 1956

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

December 1, 1958

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

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

December 1, 1961

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

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

December 1, 1963

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

1968

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

1973

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

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

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

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

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

December 1, 1976

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

December 1, 1977

In New York City, Queen played Madison Square Garden.

1979

Barry Manilow remained at #9 with One Voice 

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

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

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

1984

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

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

1987,

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

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

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



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

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

1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1998

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

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

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

2008

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

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

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

2015

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

2021

Heterosexual women are being criminally charged for miscarriages..

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

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

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

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

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

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

women miscarriage for many reasons, and to have that criminalized

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

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

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

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

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

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and adult discussion of serious adult sexual matters is sorely lacking

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

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

comic books are sexual fantasy fodder -and rescue fantasies.

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

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

dictionaries only capture words by published use

and heterosexual men control most of it still

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

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

in media history… pop pop pop culture, eh

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

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

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