Why No has to be accepted

no. not even married people are owed sex. maritial rape occurs.

no single person has a right to sex, because no one owes sex to another person.

human rights are in the public square dignity and civil access to the public square

each person has the right to decide who is and is not involved in their at home out of public square life with the word “no”

which, word “no” is to be accepted. Without negotiating, without debate, without name calling, withouth negging, without stalking, withouth assaulting, without raping and without murdering.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v40/n06/amia-srinivasan/does-anyone-have-the-right-to-sexAmia Srinivasan · Does anyone have the right to sex? · LRB 22 March 2018When we see consent as the sole constraint on OK sex, we are pushed towards a naturalisation of sexual preference in…www.lrb.co.uk

“Cotton ceiling” is the transwomen complaint that lesbians respect the human rights of trans but do not date.

then call lesbians terf and accuse us of bigotry

for the same characteristics that heterosexuals oppressed and marginalized us in law and society.

men with a diagnosis, not content with human rights respected for them – use a phrase refering to undergarments connected to their sexual frustration and inability to understand the word “no” and “lesbian” who then resorts to name calling, “terf” and claiming bigotry on the part of the lesbian.

who is rejecting a date with a clothes away from heterosexual person, who cannot accept a no for a date

when the person at risk of sexual harm and disappointment is the lesbian saying no, which, every woman and every person has a right.

one person’s human rights, does not void another

and the inability to accept a no for an in the public square social encounter – is to then deny a no to sex; which is in effect trying to legally validate rape before it occurs.

no person has to ignore their own senses, their own knowledge and understanding of the word owing to another person’s self image.

the entire person has rights, not ideas and not body parts

that transwomen are more often the victim crime stat than the perp one, does not reduce lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, along with the heterosexual men and women who are also victims in criminal statistics.

and transwomen, do not get to burden women with the crime stats that fit male criminal patterns and not women’s criminal patterns, which tend to also be as a partner with a male counterpart.

the reasons for and the types of crime varies between the two genders in a sexually reproducing species, where some percentage of the population are sexual non-procreatively oriented, with some being sexually orientied to non-procreative and to procreative sex.

and in nations where clothing is not restricted by law and socially enforced via peers; many people assert individuality by blending clothes, which is different than those from previous generations, where there were legal consequences to doing so. including death sentences by law or by persons who discovered objective reality.

lesbians are not “non-men”, we are not “heterosexual men in women’s bodies”. we are not defined phallocentrically.

http://sjwiki.org/wiki/Cotton_ceiling

lesbians do not seek out transwomen, males seek out transwomen for sexual encounters

https://read.dukeupress.edu/tsq/article/1/1-2/156/91737/PornographyPornography | TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly | Duke University Pressread.dukeupress.edu

so from being objectified by heterosexual males to having transwomen redefining lesbian…

demonstrating that transwomen are in the incel male group who are confused why women, especially lesbians do not have any interest in dating them

https://medium.com/@mirandayardley/girl-dick-the-cotton-ceiling-and-the-cultural-war-on-lesbians-and-women-c323b4789368Girl Dick, the Cotton Ceiling and the Cultural War on Lesbians and WomenThe Cotton Ceiling, coined by a male “lesbian” pornographer, refers to the barrier trans women face when denied access to sex with…medium.com

to pop culture – grooming for predators – a walk back through decades

400 year old vampire – the ultimate predator – groomed teenaged human girl…

training heterosexual girls, teens and women to seek out predators for protection

Internet sexual predators vs pop culture celebration of that very problem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowers_in_the_AtticFlowers in the Attic – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

how pop culture and pedophilia, and grooming women and children occurs

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073115/The Story of O (1975) – IMDbThe Story of O: Directed by Just Jaeckin. With Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven. Photographer O’s lover takes her to a Château, where she is, like other women there, naked, humiliated by whipping, sexual abuse by men etc. When O leaves, her lover gives her to his much older step-brother.www.imdb.com

adult porn fetishizing children 1954

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_OStory of O – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

from pulp mass publication to the internet, interactive, and without an editor

People sometimes ask how p@rn is related to youth transitioning. This is a brilliant, tragic explanation.
https://pitt.substack.com/p/transgenders-connection-with-pornographyTransgender’s Connection with Pornography: It’s UndeniableI am a parent of female child who has Rapid Onset of Gender Dysphoria (ROGD). This is a new phenomenon where a child, who was perfectly happy in his or her body until right around puberty, suddenly announces that he or she is the opposite sex. In the case of my daughter, when she developed this condition, she threw away all of her feminine clothes, cut her hair super short, refused to go out in public without a chest binder and stopped shaving her legs. And, of course, she came up with a new male-sounding name and insisted that everyone use it, along with the associated male pronouns.Show Morepitt.substack.com

children who were groomed groom others and even adult women will defend the predators for the same was groomed reasons.. .meanwhile the lesbians who object to trans are being called terfs and blamed for the assaults, rapes and murders done by heterosexual men.

just to give a refresher – here is marketing and grooming 101

on a topic that is a bit less stressful than trying to legitimately protection children and teenagers, and also vulnerable younger adults

who in the normal intergenerational cycle have a rebellion against and an approval conformity need to be with peers rather than families

and with generations of adults who are gay, lesbian and bisexual, who as teens or children were thrown out of our families of origins

the why the teens and children are vulnerable to predators

and the need to protect spaces that protect the most vulnerable

women’s rape and crisis centres, and dedicated to women’s health information, safety, along with their teens and minor children

the criminal statistics of who perpetuates the most violence is heterosexual men across all ethnicities; with men with a diagnosis of trans given a veneer of academic university studies; prioritizing trans women over women; is a crisis in health care services, which all should be understanding this long into a global pandemic, the need for universal access, rather than for profit systems.

in the 1970s tv commercials stopped showing babies in only diapers owing to the realization that this was free pedophile porn delivered during the day time and early evening broadcast tv.

the 1980s was Web one: the Information highway, as the early internet was named, We are now in Web 3.0. and Web 2.0 was the social media era when anyone could be a content provider, and the public did not understand what the internet really was, and became content.

Web 1.0 was data sharing and only porn, behind paywalls, made money. computers were used by military, government, big businesses, and few people in western nations had a computer at home.

Web 2.0 social media, every western home had at least one computer, and only advertising made money; the internet extended thoughout the globe and the internet was the start of the global era of interconnected and directly contactable person to person.

Web 3.0 BIg Data and The Dark Web

those who feared the database in the 1980s, turned out to not be dire enough.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/How-Cigarette-Advertisements-Influence-Teens.aspxHow Cigarette Advertisements Influence Teens – HealthyChildren.org​The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses the how cigarette advertising can influence teens.www.healthychildren.org

It is curious that heterosexual men who do the assault, rape and murder are not being held to account but rather women and especially lesbians

“homophobia” and “transphobia” are heterosexual male words to explain at court as reasonable obvious crimes

these words being used against lesbians with particular name calling , but also bisexuals, gay men and even heterosexuals for saying no to a date is to deny non-transgender persons their human right to make life decisions.

people forget the expression “wolf in sheep clothing”

LGBTQ2 for October 15

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1926, France- Michel Foucault (15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984), a French philosopher, historian of ideas, and literary critic, is born in Poitiers, France. He died in Paris of AIDS, the first public figure in France to have died from the disease. His partner, Daniel Defert (born 10 September 1937), founded the AIDES charity in his memory.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – In Los Angeles, W. Dorr Legg (December 15, 1904—July 26, 1994) and six friends including Dale Jennings, all members of the Mattachine Society, discuss publishing a journal to promote education and research activities beneficial to gay men and lesbians. The magazine “ONE, Inc.” is founded.

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

1964 – Composer and songwriting legend Cole Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) passes away of kidney failure at age 75. Porter, who was gay, had a committed, lifelong relationship with his wife Linda, who knew he was gay from the start and not only tolerated but often encouraged his lifestyle as long as he was not too flamboyant.

1966

USA LP Charts, at 7  Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was finally on its way down after 83 weeks

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Edna Knowles and Peaches Stevens are married in Liz’s Mark III Lounge in Chicago’s South Side. Though headlines read “Two Women ‘Married’ in Chicago,” there is no record of the couple’s marriage license. Jet Magazine featured a lesbian couple, Edna Knowles and Peaches Stevens, in their publication under the headline “Two Women ‘Married’ In Chicago — To Each Other.” However, Jet noted that the Illinois marriage license bureau had no record of the union and the image caption refers to Stevens as the “bridegroom.” (h/t Quist)

1973

The Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Federal Council declares homosexuality not an illness, the first such body in the world to do so. In December the American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-II), based largely on the research and advocacy of Evelyn Hooker.

The formation of the National Gay Task Force was announced in New York City. Dr. Howard Brown announces the founding of the National Gay (“and lesbian” was added later) Task Force, considered the first gay or lesbian rights organization with a truly national scope. Dr. Bruce Voeller  (May 12, 1934 – February 13, 1994) is named the first executive director

The US Supreme Court decides by a 7-2 vote to refuse to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters, in effect, censor songs with drug-oriented lyrics. The two dissenting votes are cast by Justices William J. Brennan and William O. Douglas, who say, “The government cannot, consistent with the First Amendment, require a broadcaster to censor its music.”

 Elton John released the single “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”.

1974 – The New York Gay Activists Alliance “Firehouse” is destroyed by arson;

1977 – The Santa Barbara, California, board of education votes to ban discrimination against GLB students, making it the first U.S. school board to do so.

1977 – Federal district court Judge Kimba Wood ruled that shareholders of Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores Inc. should be allowed to vote on retaining a company policy that would forbid employment of gays and lesbians.

1977 – A gay rights ordinance passes in Alexandria, Virginia.

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

1982 – The first time a White House Press Secretary is questioned about HIV/AIDS. When asked about the President’s reaction to the announcement that AIDS is now an epidemic, Larry Speakes asks, “What’s AIDS?” When told it was known as the gay plague, Speakes laughed.

Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement — the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?

Speakes: What’s AIDS?

Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plaque.” [laughter] No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this has died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?

Speakes: I don’t have it. Do you? [laughter]

1983

A Washington, DC, Superior Court judge dismisses a lawsuit brought by gay students against Georgetown University three years earlier, ruling that the students cannot force the university to grant their organization recognition because the federal government does not have an official national policy on homosexual rights.

USA Song charts, Spandau Ballet had the #4 song–“True”

1983: Eddie Murphy’s HBO special “Delirious” hit the airwaves. It ruffled quite a few queer feathers because of several AIDS-related jokes and an extensive, off-color dissertation about “faggots.”

1988: 

Alexandria, Virginia bans discrimination in employment, housing and other practices based on sexual orientation.

On the USA LP Charts at 6 Tracy Chapman with her debut

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

1990

Whitney Houston released the single “I’m Your Baby Tonight”.

1994

On the USA LP Charts at 6 “The Lion King” Soundtrack,

1999: The Washington Times reports claims George W. Bush ensured conservative supporters that he would not “knowingly” appoint any homosexuals as ambassadors or department heads in his administration if elected president.

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

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 15 – HuffPosMadonna was banned from a US cinema chain after being accused of texting during a film. Attending the New York Film Festival screening of 12 Years a Slave, the 55-year-old was reportedly asked to stop texting by an audience member. Tim League, CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse chain, tweeted: “Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies at Alamo.”

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

BT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 15 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

,1939

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was organized. BMI competed directly with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

On the USA LP Charts at 4   Elton John was moving up with Honky Chateau

1977:

David Bowie released his twelfth studio album Heroes, the second installment of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno (the other releases being Low and Lodger). Heroes continued the ambient experiments of Bowie’s previous album Low (released earlier that year) and featured the contributions of guitarist Robert Fripp. The album was later named NME Album of the Year.

Anita Bryant, a high-visibility anti-gay crusader, received a pie to the face during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa at the hands of gay rights activist Tom Higgins. After saying “at least it was a fruit pie,” Bryant went on to pray for Higgins’ salvation. (h/t Quist) Some believe that her husband Bob Green orchestrated the attack for publicity.

1978

The “Grease” Soundtrack returned to #1 on the Album chart for the third time and 10th week total. and on the song charts  Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta had song #10–“Summer Nights”.

1979: The first National March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights took place, drawing an estimated 125,000 participants. The march itself was largely galvanized by the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to hold office in California. Speakers at the event included Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde and Harry Britt.

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

1981

Prince released the album “Controversy”.

1982 – Scott Thorson (born January 23, 1959) files a $113 million palimony suit against Liberace  (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987).  This was the first same-sex palimony case filed in U.S. history. The case later settles. At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, He embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the sobriquet “Mr. Showmanship”. When Thorson was 18, Liberace hired him to act as his personal friend and companion, a position that allegedly included a five-year romantic relationship with lavish gifts, travel, and Liberace’s promises that he would adopt and care for Thorson. Liberace claimed that he had “more mink coats and diamonds than Elizabeth Taylor.

“In 1986, Thorson and Liberace agreed to settle out of court for $95,000. Liberace died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia as a result of AIDS on February 4, 1987, at his home in Palm Springs, California. The 2013 film Behind the Candelabra is their story. Thorson was played by Matt Damon opposite Michael Douglas as Liberace.

1987 – The U.S. Congress votes in favor of banning federal funding for AIDS education organizations that “promote homosexuality.”

1987,

Mexico –The first conference of Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Lesbians is held

The United States Congress voted to approve Senator Jesse Helms’ amendment to the AIDS appropriation bill. The legislation effectively banned federal funding for “AIDS education materials that ‘promote or encourage, directly or indirectly, homosexual activities.'”

1989

Tracy Chapman scored a #1 album in the U.K. with Crossroads.

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

1990 – Bisexual Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)  dies of a heart attack at age seventy-two. He was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side StoryPeter PanCandideWonderful TownOn the TownOn the Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

1999: David Knight, the son of anti-gay California Senator Pete Knight, wrote a scathing op-ed in The Los Angeles Times that denounced his father’s stance on gay rights. He specifically attacked his father’s initiative to ban same-sex marriage in California, reportedly calling the measure “uncaring and uninformed.”  He questioned his father’s defense of family values because his father rejected him when he came out.

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

2006 – Gerry Studds (May 12, 1937 – October 14, 2006) dies in Boston at age 69, several days after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Studds was the first openly gay member of Congress, coming out in 1983.

2009, Uganda – The Anti-Homosexuality Act bill is submitted to Parliament, calling for the death penalty of those convicted of homosexuality. After dropping the death penalty to life in prison, the bill passed. The Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the law invalid in 2014.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

2021

it is the comparing self to others that is the problem

the actual self vs the self image self especially

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5wpz/im-a-gay-man-with-body-dysmorphia-heres-how-i-have-sexI’m a Gay Man With Body Dysmorphia. Here’s How I Have Sex“I found myself looking at my partners’ abs, skin, or penis and comparing it to my own, then feeling inferior.”www.vice.com

the impact of republicans vs culture/art and demographics of persons

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/trumps-presidency-linked-lgbtq-mental-distress-studies-find-rcna2871Trump’s presidency linked to LGBTQ mental distress, studies findAnxiety. Depression. Stress. These are some of the emotions LGBTQ Americans experienced during the Trump administration, according to two recent studies.www.nbcnews.com

Gay Bars are not for men to meet women…

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/14/daniel-craig-says-he-goes-to-gay-bars-to-avoid-fights-at-straight-venuesDaniel Craig says he goes to gay bars to avoid fights at straight venues | Daniel Craig | The GuardianBond star says he dislikes the aggression of hetero spaces, and gay bars were a good place to meet womenwww.theguardian.com

indeed. especially no or forgotten lesbian role models….

https://globalnews.ca/news/7958090/mentorship-lgbtq2-queer-trans-youth/Mentorship for LGBTQ2 youth can be a matter of life and death – National | Globalnews.caOlder generations have been paving the way for younger LGBTQ2 people trying to navigate the world, say advocates, and it’s crucial for them to have access.globalnews.ca

Actually Cain makes valid points for LGBTQ2 and heterosexual women

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/george-takei-nails-dean-cain-supermans-bisexuality/George Takei nails Dean Cain about Superman’s bisexuality / LGBTQ NationOh my…www.lgbtqnation.com

article:

“I’m no where near homophobic I just don’t think that cartoon characters should be bi sexual or gay. Leave the kids alone. Don’t push a agenda on children. To me that’s confusing kids. If a teenager or adult decides to be bi or gay, congrats to them. I have no problem with that” Claressa Shields

Blogger Nina replies: LGBT youth need role models and it is harmful to suggest that everyone is heterosexual or that children are unaware of sex, given how hetero adults openly fixate

https://www.mmanews.com/2021/10/claressa-shields-speaks-out-against-lgbt-agenda-in-cartoons/Claressa Shields Speaks Out Against LGBT “Agenda” In CartoonsClaressa Shields has expressed that she believes kids should be protected from Bi/Gay cartoons as they still are at an impressionable age.www.mmanews.com

https://fm96.com/news/8263020/canadian-blood-services-plasma-donation-gay-men-calgary-london/Canadian Blood Services expands eligibility for some gay men to donate plasma at certain clinics | FM96 LondonClinics in Calgary and London will now accept plasma donations from men who have sex with men, who meet screening criteria, Canadian Blood Services says.fm96.com

that number is exceptionally low

https://outinjersey.net/one-in-ten-lgbt-workers-experienced-discrimination-at-work-in-the-last-year/One in ten LGBT workers experienced discrimination at work in the last year – Out In Jersey46 percent of LGBT workers have experienced unfair treatment at work at some point in their lives, including being firedoutinjersey.net

Funny how religions welcome rapists, murderers and pedophiles – but can not cope with law abiding LGBTQ2 who seek to form adult couples:

“It’s a case study in how a church can or cannot navigate questions of identity, questions that are tense, matters of conflict,” said Matthew van Maastricht, pastor at Altamont Reformed Church in Altamont, New York. “We are just one part of a greater reshaping of the broader American Protestant landscape.”

According to the Rev. Dan Griswold, clerk of the RCA’s Holland Classis, the RCA debates involve specific questions: Can an RCA church host a wedding between a same-sex couple, and can an RCA minister officiate such a wedding? Can noncelibate gay people be elected as elders and deacons and ordained as ministers? While these questions are often framed as political, they are also theological.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/october/reformed-church-in-america-rca-synod-lgbt-split-denom.htmlAmerica’s Oldest Denomination Faces Split Over LGBT Issues…… | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayWith dozens of congregations already on their way out, the Reformed Church in America anticipates “difficult decisions” at its postponed General Synod this week.www.christianitytoday.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/tiktok-lgbt-togo-community/Can TikTok help young LGBT people in Togo find community?Social media has offered people around the world new spaces to express themselves and find allies. But anti-LGBT laws still instil fearFrenchwww.opendemocracy.net

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 13

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1307, France – All Knights Templar members are arrested in a single night by order of Philip IV. The Order is then abolished in 1312 over “charges of heresy and sodomy” in order to “neutralize a rival power and satisfy greed.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Bob Mellors (1950 – 24 March 1996)  and Aubrey Walter host the United Kingdom’s first Gay Liberation Front meeting at the London School of Economics. In 1970 Bob went to New York and became involved with the Gay Liberation Front (GLF)becoming friends with Aubrey Walter during demos outside the Women’s House of Correction in New York. Meeting up with the Black Panthers helped to crystallize their ideas on gay liberation and they decided to create a London version of the GLF. Bob Mellors was found stabbed to death at his home in Warsaw on 24 March 1996.

Janis Joplin‘s ashes are scattered off the coast of California.

October 13, 1973

On the USA Song charts: “Half-Breed” from Cher remained #1

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

1982 – Jerry Falwell and National Gay Task Force director Virginia Apuzzo (born June 26, 1941) debate gay rights on the Phil Donahue show. Ginny She is a former executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. She served as executive deputy of the New York State Consumer Protection Board and as the vice chair of the New York State AIDS Advisory Council. 

1984

The Prince album Purple Rain spent a 15th week at #1 on the USA LP charts

1987: In Washington DC, 600 people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience at the US Supreme Court to protest the Bowers v. Hardwick decision which upheld the constitutionality of Georgia’s sodomy law. It was the largest number to participate in an act of civil disobedience since the Vietnam War. (Federal law prohibits protesting on the steps of the US Supreme Court.)

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

1990, South Africa – The first Pride parade on the African content takes place in Johannesburg. Eight hundred people attend. It is organized by the Gay and Lesbian Organization of the Witwatersrand (GLOW) which was launched by gay anti-apartheid activist Simon Nkoli (26 November 1957 – 30 November 1998) in 1988.  He said, “I cannot be free as a Black man if I cannot be free as a gay man.” He died of AIDS in 1998 in Johannesburg.

George Michael collected his ninth #1 song and sixth as a solo artist with “Praying For Time”.

1993 – The Lesbian Avengers protest during a speech by Senator Sam Nunn (D) in New York City. Nunn fought to retain the military’s ban on gay and lesbian servicepersons.

1997 – The short story “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx is published in The New Yorker.

1998: The United States Supreme Court refuses an appeal in Equality Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, et al. v. The City of Cincinnati, in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit had twice found the city’s anti-gay Issue 3 constitutional despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Romer v. Evans that struck down a state constitutional amendment that used substantially the same language.

1999 – President Clinton renews his call to include gay men and lesbians in hate crimes legislation.

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

2002 – Myers Park Baptist Church leaves the Southern Baptist Convention to become the first queer affirming Baptist congregation, kin Charlotte, NC.

2006 – In New York City, Michael Sandy  (October 12, 1977 – October 13, 2006), the gay African American man from Brooklyn who was beaten and then chased into the path of a speeding car on the evening of Sunday, October 8th, dies today after his family instructed doctors to take him off life-support. Sandy, who turned 29 on Oct. 12th, had been in a coma, never to regain consciousness, and diagnosed brain dead since the attack. The three Brooklyn men who were charged with hate crimes in the attack on Sandy – John Fox, 19, Ilya Shurov, 20, and Gary Timmins, 16 – were charged with assault and robbery as hate crimes. On this day, NY police announced that the crimes would be upgraded to include murder.

2009: 

Ugandan Member of Parliament David Bahati introduces the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill which would broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships in Uganda and establish the death penalty for HIV-positive people engaging in sexual activity with people of the same sex or with those under 18.

– Actor George Takei (born April 20, 1937) and his husband Brad Altman are the first same-sex couple to appear on “The Newlywed Game.” In October 2005, Takei revealed in an issue of Frontiers magazine that he is gay and had been in a committed relationship with his partner, Brad Altman, for 18 years; the move was prompted by then California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of same-sex marriage legislation. Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

2021

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/sacramento/st-francis-high-discipline-queer-student/103-d80200ba-fdf2-48da-82c9-eea032070521Queer Sacramento student faces discipline from St. Francis High | abc10.comHoule and their family were first contacted by school administration following the 16-year-old’s election to homecoming court.

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/12/new-scream-trailer-here-features-queer-main-characterThe New ‘Scream’ Trailer Is Here & Features a Queer Main CharacterDo you like scary movies with gay people in them?www.out.com

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/12/queer-ya-novel-aristotle-dante-getting-movie-heres-whos-itQueer YA Novel ‘Aristotle & Dante’ Is Getting a Movie — Here’s Who’s In ItThe film is also helmed by trans director Aitch Alberto!www.out.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/576381-texas-removes-lgbt-youth-resource-page-after-complaint-from-abbottTexas removes LGBT youth resource page after complaint from Abbott challenger | TheHillA Texas agency has removed its resource page for LGBT youth after a Republican candidate challenging Gov.thehill.com

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/2021/10/hate-preacher-plans-to-reform-uks-lgbt-friendly-national-trust/Hate preacher plans to reform UK’s LGBT-friendly National Trust | Barry Duke  THE National Trust, established in 1895 as a heritage conservation charity, is “obsessed with LGBT issues” says anti-vaxxer Stephen “Birdshit” Green,www.patheos.com

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2196875/donations-from-lgbt-too-riskyDonations from LGBT ‘too risky’The National Blood Centre said on Tuesday that it empathises with an appeal by the LGBT community regarding their right to donate blood but Thailand is not yet ready to relax the strict criteria for blood donors from this higher-risk group.www.bangkokpost.com

https://www.chiangraitimes.com/health/thai-red-cross-refuses-blood-from-lgbt-community/Thai Red Cross Refuses Blood from LGBT Community – HealthThe Thai Red Cross Societies National Blood Centre said on Tuesday is not yet ready to relax the strict criteria for gay men blood donors from the LGBT community. National Blood Centre said it empathized with the appeal by the LGBT community regarding donating blood but they cannot relax their strict criteria especially from this […]www.chiangraitimes.com

Across the world, nearly 70 countries still criminalise consensual same-sex acts. As current Co-Chair (with Argentina) of the Equal Rights Coalition and current Co-Chair (with Cyprus) of the European Focal Points Network the UK has a unique opportunity to mobilise efforts to protect LGBT people worldwide.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-special-envoy-on-lgbt-rights-sets-out-global-lgbt-conference-ambitionsUK Special Envoy on LGBT+ rights sets out global LGBT+ conference ambitions – GOV.UKToday (11 October) Nick Herbert (Lord Herbert of South Downs), the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on LGBT+ Rights, hosted key conference partners to discuss the ‘Safe to Be Me’ Global LGBT Conference.www.gov.ukShareEmoji

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 12


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1774 – Adolph Jans van Oldeberkoop of Frisia, Netherlands, a fifty year old customs officer, was convicted of seduction to sodomy and banished for two years.

1871, India – The Criminal Tribes Act, which defines certain social communities as “addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences,” comes into effect. One of these “criminal tribes” is the Hijra, a term referring to several identities within the transgender spectrum across South Asia. After independence from Britain rule, the Hijara were no longer officially criminalized.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 12, 1955

The Chrysler Corporation introduces high fidelity record players for their 1956 line-up of cars. The unit measured about four inches high and less than a foot wide and mounted under the instrument panel. The seven inch discs spun at 16 2/3 rpm and required almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. A set of 35 classical recordings were available that provided between 45 and 60 minutes of uninterrupted music. The players would be discontinued in 1961.

October 12, 1956

A motion picture called Don’t Knock The Rock, featuring Little Richard and Bill Haley And His Comets, opens in US theatres. The movie tells the story of a disc jockey, Alan Freed, who tries to prove to teenagers’ parents that Rock ‘n’ Roll is harmless and won’t turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.

October 12, 1957

On tour in Sydney, Australia, Little Richard denounces Rock ‘n’ Roll, saying “If you want to live for the Lord, you can’t take Rock and Roll too. God doesn’t like it.” When his sax player, Clifford Burks, dares Richard to prove his “faith in God,” Little Richard tosses four diamond rings, valued at $8,000, into Sydney’s Hunter River and soon after launches a Gospel career. Five years later, he would switch back to Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Johnny Mathis topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with “Chances Are”, a song that currently sat at #7 on Billboard’s Most Played By Disc Jockeys chart. The record would go on to sell over two million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

1957 – Debra Chasnoff (October 12, 1957 – November 7, 2017) was a documentary filmmaker and activist whose films address progressive social justice issues. Her production company GroundSpark produces and distributes films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice. Chasnoff had been a member and owner of the film distribution company New Day Films since 1996 and has served as Chair of New Day’s Steering Committee twice. Chasnoff’s organization Groundspark has produced several films as a part of its Respect for All Project. The series includes the following films, all directed and produced by Chasnoff: Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied UpIt’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in SchoolIt’s STILL ElementaryLet’s Get Real, and That’s a Family! It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School(1996) illuminate how all young people are affected by anti-gay stigma, and have helped schools all over the world address anti-gay prejudice in the classroom. Chasnoff was married to Nancy Otto who works as a glass blowing artist and a non-profit fundraising consultant.

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

October 12, 1962

The Beatles, still just an up and coming local group, open for one of their idols, Little Richard at a concert at New Brighton Towne, Liverpool.   Although Richard apparently found John and George to be “rude,” he was quite taken with Paul, reportedly to the point of trying to seduce him.

October 12, 1968

The LP “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother And The Holding Company hit #1 on the Billboard album chart for the first of eight non-consecutive weeks. It would prove to be the most successful LP of the year, selling over a million copies. The cover, drawn by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, replaced the band’s original idea, a picture of the group naked in bed together. Crumb had originally intended his art to be the LP’s back cover, but Joplin demanded that Columbia Records use it for the front cover. Initially the album title was to have been Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills, but this didn’t go down too well at Columbia Records.  On March 22, 2013, the album was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and was preserved into the National Recording Registry.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs recommends repealing a law that prohibits homosexuals from being employed in or frequenting the city’s bars, cabarets and dance halls.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted on Broadway.

October 12, 1973

Elton John is awarded a Gold record for his two disc set, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, his third straight number one album.

1979 – The National Coalition of Black Gays sponsored a conference in Washington DC, the first Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference in preparation for the upcoming March on Washington.

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

1985

Ricky Wilson (B-52s) died of complication of AIDS at the age of 32.

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

1998 – Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard, 21, dies of injuries inflicted when he was beaten and tortured. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson rob and beat Shepard four days earlier and tie him to a split-rail fence outside of Laramie, Wyoming. The murder, for which the pair are each serving two consecutive life sentences, inspired “The Laramie Project,” a play and later film about Laramie, WY in the year after the murder Federal hate crimes legislation approved in 2009 bears Shepard’s name.

The play and later fa ilm about Laramie, WY. Shepard’s murder brought national and international attention to hate crime legislation at the state and federal levels. In October 2009, the United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (commonly the “Matthew Shepard Act” or “Shepard/Byrd Act” for short), and on October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law. Following her son’s murder, Judy Shepard became a prominent LGBT rights activist and established the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Shepard’s death inspired notable films, novels, plays, songs, and other works.

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

2008 – Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in a 4-3 decision.

2011 – Huffington Post launches “Gay Voices,” the first mainstream news organization to have an LGBT-focused section. Noah Michelson is the section’s first editor.

2016

David Bowie and Prince were both new entries in the latest list of top-earning dead celebrities compiled by Forbes. Prince’s pre-tax income from 1 October 2015 to 1 October 2016 was estimated at $25m (£20.5m) by the business magazine, putting him fifth in the list. Bowie, meanwhile, was ranked at 11th for an estimated income of $10.5m (£8.5m). Both, however, are dwarfed by Michael Jackson who topped the list once again with a record-breaking estimated income of $825m (£672.8m).

2021

the first women to walk in space was a lesbian

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/astronaut-sally-ride-will-first-lgbtq-person-united-states-currency/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=491dcf0d70-20211011_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-491dcf0d70-430855381Astronaut Sally Ride will be the first out LGBTQ person on United States currency / LGBTQ NationThe coin will be available next year…www.lgbtqnation.com

“Does the kingdom of Spain have to apologise because five centuries ago it discovered the New World, respected those who were there, created universities, created prosperity, built entire cities? I don’t think so,” Mr Casado said in a video posted on Twitter.

His comments came after President Biden, in a message to mark the US Columbus Day holiday, said the explorer’s arrival had led to “a wave of devastation” for Native Americans and he urged Americans not to “bury these shameful episodes of our past”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58882832Spanish right attacks Biden over Columbus and conquests – BBC NewsSpanish nationalists scorn President Biden for condemning colonial crimes against Native Americans.www.bbc.com

Blogger Nina Notes: Columbus was never in North America.

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and LGBT    by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 11

National Coming Out Day

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) is born. Famed for her work as a human rights activist and for her outspokenness as first lady, Roosevelt was also bisexual. She had long-term relationships with her husband, Franklin, and her dear friend, Lorena Hickock (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968). Roosevelt cared deeply about humanity. She once wrote, of the need to save the Jewish people of Europe, “We will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them.” She worked to pass anti-lynching legislation. She wrote a column urging congress not to further abrogate the sovereignty of American Indians. She resigned from the DAR when they refused to let opera star Marian Anderson sing in their hall (because Anderson was African-American) and she arranged instead for her to sing at the Lincoln Memorial. She publicly opposed Apartheid long before world sentiment was united about it. She served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She was one of the most admired women in America in her day. Biographer Blanche Weisen has said that Roosevelt’s bisexuality and her relationship with Lorena Hickock were powerful influences on the human rights work she was so admired for.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954 – Cleve Jones (born October 11, 1954) is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States. Jones conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at a candlelight memorial for Harvey Milk in 1985 and in 1987 created the first quilt panel in honor of his friend Marvin Feldman.

October 11, 1956

Elvis Presley , with Nick Adams along, arrived in Dallas by train to begin a brief tour

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 11, 1975

Janis Ian performs “At Seventeen” on the very first broadcast of NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live.

1979: Toronto police raided The Hot Tub Club, a poplar Canadian gay bathhouse. Forty men present at the time received “bawdyhouse” charges, essentially equating the bathhouse with a space of prostitution.

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

1981 – In Los Angeles, then twenty-one year-old Prince  (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) opens for the Rolling Stones. He is booed off the stage with taunts of “Faggot!” and “F*cking queer!” Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer.

1986

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from her album. ‘True Blue’ her third UK No.1. The title came from a favorite expression of her then husband Sean Penn and was a direct tribute to him.

1987:

The historic second March On Washington took place, drawing out around 500,000 attendees. Speakers at the event included Rev. Jesse Jackson and actress Whoopi Goldberg. The iconic AIDS memorial quilt was also displayed at this march, stitched together with more than 48,000 individual panels, the majority of which were dedicated to a loved one that had passed away from AIDS complications.

Seventy-five bisexuals march in the 1987 March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Rights, which was the first nationwide bisexual gathering. The article “The Bisexual Movement: Are We Visible Yet?” by Lani Ka’ahumanu (born October 5, 1943) appeared in the official Civil Disobedience Handbook for the March. It was the first article about bisexuals and the emerging bisexual movement to be published in a national lesbian or gay publication

1988

Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist and Jean O’Leary, a gay rights activist, to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its civil rights movement. They chose October 11th to mark the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place 1987. With estimates of half a million people participating, it was nearly five times the size of the first march in 1979. National Coming Out Day is observed throughout the U.S. and other countries around the world

More than 1,000 demonstrators in Maryland, led by ACT Up activists, invade the grounds of the Federal Food and Drug Administration to focus attention on the AIDS crisis and to protest the agency’s slow drug approval process. Nearly 150 demonstrators are arrested.

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

1993 – The US Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal from a former CIA employee who was fired for acknowledging he was gay.

1997

Elton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Candle In The Wind 97’ A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.

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

2005

Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was offered for auction on eBay by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.

2009

Barbra Streisand went to No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Love Is the Answer’. Streisand’s ninth No.1 album, making her the only artist to have a number one album in America in five different decades.

National Equality March takes place in Washington, DC

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) headquarters in Washington DC is vandalized by a group called Queers Against Assimilation. They throw pink and black glitter and paint at the building, calling the attack an “act of glamdalvism.”

2010

George Michael was released from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England after serving four of an eight week sentence for driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested after crashing his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London in July of this year.

2011

The group Queers Against Assimilation vandalized the Human Rights Campaign store in Washington, D.C. The radical activists threw pink and black paint and glitter on the building and left graffiti that read “Quit Leaving Queers Behind.” (h/t Quist)

2011 – Pioneering gay activist Frank Kameny dies (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011). Kameny was one of the most significant and iconic figures in the American gay rights movement.  In 1957, Kameny was dismissed from his position as an astronomer in the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C. because of his homosexuality, leading him to transform the gay rights movement of the early 1960s.

2013,

Moldova – Moldova’s parliament overturns a newly passed Russian-inspired “Gay Propaganda Law.”

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 11 – HuffPost

http://www.newnownext.com/history-of-queer-words-twink-drag-coming-out/10/2021/The Surprising History of Queer Words You Use Every Day | NewNowNextTerms like “twink,” “drag,” and “coming out” are fixtures of our LGBTQ lexicon. But where did they come from?www.newnownext.com

racism within the LGBTQ2? because it is homophobia against it

https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/tullamore-man-promotes-campaign-to-reduce-racism-against-the-lgbt-community/Tullamore Man Promotes Campaign To Reduce Racism Against The LGBT+ Community – Midlands 103LGBTQ+ Activist, Darren Collins hopes to encourage people to support the Gay Project’s campaign #PrideAFwww.midlands103.com

https://deadline.com/2021/10/lesbian-legal-battle-hbo-nuclear-family-director-ry-russo-young-interview-1234853656/Nuclear Family Director Ry Russo-Young On End Of HBO Docuseries Tonight – DeadlineTurning the camera on her own family & the rough legal battle that defined much of her childhood, brought a new POV to the Before I Fall helmerdeadline.com

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The Lavender Effect

October 11 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 10

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1915 – Albert D. J. Cashier (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) dies. Born Jennie Irene Hodgers, he was an Irish-born immigrant who served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He lived as a man in Illinois, voted in elections and later claimed a veteran’s pension. On May 5, 1911, Cashier was moved to the Soldier and Sailors home in Quincy, Illinois. He lived there as a man until his mind deteriorated and was moved to the Watertown State Hospital for the Insane in March 1913.  Attendants at the Watertown discovered his female body when giving him a bath, at which point he was forced to wear a dress.

1936, Germany – The Reich Central Office for Combatting Abortion and Homosexuality forms. The main function was to gather data on homosexuals that led to arrests. Through 1945, an estimated 100,000 gay men were arrested and sent to concentration camps or prison, wearing the pink triangle. When the camps were liberated, they were not freed but sent to prison from the camps until the anti-gay Paragraph 175 was repealed in 1968. There is little data on the number of lesbians arrested though it is known that they had to wear the black triangle. German lesbians were usually sent to Spring of Life homes for impregnation. Jewish lesbians were sent to their deaths in the camps.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1949 – Newsweek Magazine publishes a story entitled “Queer People,” calling gays perverts and comparing them to exhibitionists and sexual sadists. It challenged the idea that homosexuals hurt no one but themselves.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Seven lesbians, including Barbara Gittings, break new ground on U.S. television when they appear on The David Susskind Show

1973, Canada – Toronto City council passes a resolution banning discrimination in municipal hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. It’s the first such legislation in Canada.

1979

A motion picture called The Rose, starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s Rock star, (transparently based on Janis Joplin) premieres in Los Angeles. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound. Also in the movie: David Keith as the groupie fish out of water character, who would later play Elvis in “Heartbreak Hotel”

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

1987 – Two thousand gay and lesbian couples exchange vows in a mass wedding held on the steps of the I.R.S. building in Washington, DC

on the USA LP Charts, #3 Whitney by Whitney Houston and the Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” jumped from 12 to 7, 

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

1990: Members of the London-based LGBT rights group OutRage held a kiss-in at Brief Encounter, a gay pub that previously banned same-sex kissing. A month prior to the kiss-in, the organization delivered a formal letter of complaint to the pub in an effort to lift the ban.

1995Romer v. Evans went to trial and the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments. A landmark legal battle, it was the first Supreme Court case to address issues of LGBT rights since 1986 when the Court deemed legislation criminalizing sodomy constitutional. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned 1992 legislation that “forbid state and local governments from passing laws to ban discrimination against gays.” Romer vs. Evans laid the foundation for the historic Lawrence v. Texas case years later.

1996, Argentina – The city of Buenos Aires enacts legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and repeals laws that allowed police to arrest lesbians and gay men and hold them without charge for 24 hours.

1997: The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) took part in the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, involving around twenty congregations. Within this same time period, MCC founder Reverend Elder Perry oversaw a massive commitment ceremony in conjunction with this event for over 2,000 gay and lesbian couples.

1998: Prominent British actor, broadcaster and lesbian activist Jackie Forster passed away. Following her coming out in 1969, she joined the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and later became a founding member of London’s Gay Liberation Front. She was immortalized by the LGBT rights group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as “Saint Jackie of the Eternal Mission to Lay Sisters” in 1994.

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

2008 –  In Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, the Connecticut Supreme Court rules in a 4-3 vote that the state’s constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage.

2010, Serbia – A thousand people march in the second Belgrade Pride parade, drawing 6000 violent anti-gay protestors.

2012

After Elton John had complained about two articles on “The secrets of tax avoiders”, published by The Times in June of this year, Britain’s High Court ruled that the singer was not libeled by the newspaper because he was not directly linked to the story.

2013

HuffPo queer history

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/10/marvel-lgbt-supehero-moments-iconic-trailblazing/4 joyously queer Marvel comics moments that need to make it to the big screenThere aren’t many LGBT+ superheroes in films, and fans probably wish for Marvel to include more of its queer comics moments on screen.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/We-II-do-everything-in-our-power-to-ensure-the-anti-LGBT-I-bill-is-passed-Anglican-Bishops-1376278We’II do everything in our power to ensure the anti-LGBT I+ bill is passed – Anglican BishopsBishops of the Anglican Church have described homosexuality as unrighteousness in the sight of God.www.ghanaweb.com

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2021/10/new-historical-markers-at-harrisburg-capitol-complex-will-honor-central-pa-lgbt-activist.htmlNew historical markers at Harrisburg capitol complex will honor central Pa. LGBT activist – pennlive.comThe markers will be unveiled at the capitol complex in Harrisburg on Oct. 10, honoring the contributions of two men to the cause of LGBT rights in Pennsylvania.www.pennlive.com

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/2021/10/n-carolinas-fool-of-a-lt-governor-calls-lgbt-people-filth/N Carolina’s fool of a Lt Governor calls LGBT people ‘filth’ | Barry DukeREPUBLICAN Mark Robinson, above, a devout Christian and fiery preacher, has been in the job for less than a year, but in that time has succeeded inwww.patheos.com

https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/newcastle-united-takeover-lgbt-group-new-owners-positive-influence-saudi-arabia-1239299Newcastle takeover can ‘improve conditions’ for LGBT community in Saudi Arabia, claims supporters’ groupThe United With Pride group believes the takeover is a chance to influence the policies in a country where homosexuality is still illegalinews.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/hot-bisexuals-begun-phone-banking-kyrsten-sinema/“Hot” Bisexuals have begun phone banking against Kyrsten Sinema / LGBTQ Nation“Cuff your jeans, grab your iced coffee, take your SSRI, and sit sideways in your chair,” the activists organizing the phone bank said. “We’ve got to let Sinema know that representation isn’t colorful wigs and great eyeliner…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.leoweekly.com/2021/10/savage-love-this-reader-says-straight-guys-leading-gay-guys-on-for-attention-is-repulsive/Savage Love: This Reader Says Straight Guys Leading Gay Guys On For Attention Is Repulsive – LEO WeeklyQuickie questions and reader responses for Dan Savage.www.leoweekly.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/10/world/afghanistan-gay-man-whatsapp-messages-cec/index.htmlGay Afghan hiding from the Taliban: These WhatsApp messages show his terror – CNNHiding in a basement in Kabul, he feared for his life if exposed by the Taliban. While activists worked to help him flee Afghanistan, he ventured outside only when wearing a mask and sunglasses.www.cnn.com

https://daily.jstor.org/how-gay-marielitos-changed-immigration/How Gay Marielitos Changed Immigration – JSTOR DailyIn 1980, the policy of denying entry into the US based on homosexuality ran smack into anticommunism.daily.jstor.org

so he was straight but did gay sex work….

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Some-people-become-gay-through-poverty-Man-who-was-gay-for-20-years-1376218Some people become gay through poverty – Man who was gay for 20 years• A former homosexual says poverty causes people to go into the actwww.ghanaweb.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/08/turkish-court-acquits-students-of-organising-2019-gay-pride-marchTurkish court acquits students of organising 2019 gay pride march | EuronewsThe court said that the students’ actions in Ankara did not constitute any crime.www.euronews.com

bad advise…

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/dear-deidre/7823577/cheat-lesbian-wife-with-man/I am scared to come clean about cheating on my lesbian wife by kissing a manDEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH my wife and I have a very happy lesbian marriage, I’m worried I’ve thrown it all away by kissing a man twice on a night out. I’m 32 and my wife is 34 . I think she might leave…www.thescottishsun.co.uk

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The Lavender Effect

HuffPo

Out Daily elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 9

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 9, 1955

The J.P. Seeburg Corporation introduces its new Dual Music System Jukebox, the first ever equipped to hold a hundred singles and two song per side Extended Play discs.

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

October 9, 1969

For the first time in the history of the show, the BBC’s Top Of The Pops producers refused to air the No. 1 song, ‘Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus’, the erotic French language love song by Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin. The song, an instrumental with the voices of Gainsbourg and Birkin apparently recorded in the act of love and superimposed over the top, caused such a stir in Britain that the original label, Fontana, dropped the record despite it being No. 2 on the charts. A small record company, Major Minor, bought the rights and saw the song climb to the top of the charts, the first French language song to ever do so.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In Minneapolis, FREE (Gay Liberation of Minnesota) opens the first “Regional Gay Convention” in the Midwest.

1978

Belgian singer songwriter Jacques Brel died of cancer aged 49. Artists who recorded his songs include, Ray Charles, Scott Walker, Alex Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Nina Simone and Terry Jacks.

A blog review of the review

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

1983

Culture Club released the single “Church of the Poison Mind”.

Wham! began a tour at the Capitol Center in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1987

on the USA LP Charts, at 3 Whitney by Whitney Houston. 

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

1993

Following his retirement in 1993, Episcopal Bishop E. Otis Charles became the first Christian bishop to come out of the closet at the age of 67. He served as a bishop of Utah from 1971-1986. He went on to marry Dr. Felipe Sanchez-Paris and become a prominent gay rights activist.

1993:

Rev. Billy Graham apologized for calling the AIDS epidemic an act of divine judgement during a sermon in Columbus, Ohio. He reportedly recanted the statements by saying, “I don’t believe that, and I don’t know why I said it.”

1998:

South Africa officially repealed its sodomy law, residual legislation from former Colonial British rule. Originally ruled unconstitutional in May of that year, South Africa’s highest court confirmed the ruling on this date.

The Netherlands sanctions adoption by same-sex couples as long as they meet the same criteria required of heterosexual couples.

Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney from Laramie, Wyoming, make their first court appearance after being arrested for the murder of Matthew Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998). Eventually, they each receive two life sentences for killing Shepard. Matthew was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. Six days later, he died from severe head injuries at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

1999

Eurythmics, George Michael, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Bono all appeared at ‘Netaid’ an event to raise money for global poverty. The concerts in London, New York and Geneva were all broadcast live on the internet.

 Lesbian politician Ulrike Lunacek (born 26 May 1957) becomes the first openly gay member of Austrian Parliament, serving with the Austrian Green party. She is an Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Austria. She is Vice President of the European Parliament, Member of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament since 2009 and head of delegation of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament. Lunacek is Kosovo-Rapporteur and co-president of the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Substitute in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair. In 2013, Lunacek advocated for a non-binding resolution on “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”.[11]that called for “age-appropriate and gender-sensitive sexuality and relationship education … for all children and adolescents” and referenced a document co-authored by the WHO in which some sexuality information is deemed appropriate from age 4. After some controversy, the European Parliament instead passed a modified version which declared sexual education a competence of the member states.

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

2002 –  Lesbian serial killer Aileen Wournos (February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) is executed in Florida. She was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a sex worker, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. She was convicted and sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.

2003

For the first time in Billboard magazine’s history, all of the Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 chart were by African-American artists.

2007 – A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila, a reality dating show about a bisexual women dating both male and female contestants, premiers.

2008 – Stephan Thorne of the San Francisco Police Department is promoted to Lieutenant, making him the highest-ranking transgender law enforcement official in the country.

2011 – California Governor Jerry Brown announces the signing of the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887) and the Vital Statistics Modernization Act (AB 443). AB 887 makes illegal discrimination based on gender identity or expression in employment, education, housing, and other public settings and AB 443 allows transgender people to obtain a court order to protect their gender.

2011, Poland – The first transgender member of Parliament in Europe, Anna Grodzka (born 16 March 1954), is elected. She is a Polish politician. Grodzka, a trans woman, was elected to the Sejm in the 2011 Polish parliamentary elections as a candidate for the left-liberal Palikot’s Movement, and was the first openly transgender Member of Parliament in Poland. In June 2014, Anna Grodzka joined Poland’s Green Party.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 9 | HuffPost

2021

it is a continuation of previous centuries

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/10/09/political-homophobia-is-a-21st-century-curse-column/Political homophobia is a 21st century curse | ColumnHomophobia and hostility to LGBTQ+ individuals too often remain a winning political strategy.www.tampabay.com

maybe the question is why are heterosexuals so insecure to the point of oppression and genocide

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/pbss-new-film-cured-tells-story-lgbtq-people-stopped-sick/PBS’s new film “Cured” tells the story of how LGBTQ people stopped being sick / LGBTQ NationA small group of thoughtful, committed citizens force psychiatrists to reexamine their homophobia and transphobia. This is how it happened…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/10/09/u-s-must-resettle-lgbt-refugees/Opinion | U.S. must resettle LGBT refugeesTaliban spells disaster for gay, transgender peoplewww.washingtonblade.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/tom-daley-calls-ban-countries-gay-punishable-death-olympics-rcna2786Tom Daley calls for Olympic ban on countries where being gay is punishable by deathBritish Olympic diver Tom Daley said that he will make it his “mission” to stop countries where homosexuality is punishable by death from competing in the Olympwww.nbcnews.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/08/portugal-moves-to-outlaw-anti-gay-blood-donation-prejudicePortugal moves to outlaw anti-gay blood donation prejudice | EuronewsPortugal’s parliament has passed four new laws preventing discrimination against blood donors based on their sexual orientation.www.euronews.com

no longer for or by lesbians or women

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/09/style/dinah-shore-weekend.htmlThe Dinah, a Festival for Queer Women, Returns to Palm Springs – The New York TimesThe Dinah Shore Weekend, an annual festival for queer women, returned to Palm Springs last weekend after a two-year hiatus, this time with even more energy than usual.www.nytimes.com

stop being bothered we exist
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10073577/Woman-rants-against-Tide-featured-lesbian-couple-black-children-ad.htmlWoman rants against Tide because they featured a lesbian couple and their black children in an ad | Daily Mail OnlineRaven Constantine shared the rant against Tide on Gab. She took issue with a Tide detergent ad featuring a white lesbian couple with two black children. Raven called it ‘disgusting.’www.dailymail.co.uk

the qmunity needs to stop bashing on lesbians

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/international-lesbian-day-char-bailey-on-the-importance-of-self-love-in-the-lgbtq-community/International Lesbian Day: Char Bailey on the importance of self-love in the LGBTQ+ communityChar Bailey shares what growing up as a lesbian of colour was like for her and why UK Black Pride feels like “home”.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/hot-bisexuals-against-sinema-sunriseSunrise Movement Launches Hot Bisexuals Against Kyrsten Sinema Phonebank | Teen VogueSunrise’s Tempe, Arizona, hub is connecting young people to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office to demand climate action.www.teenvogue.com

that is not just a penis – and speaks to women’s invisibility

but really, one has to wonder why any adult thought this was okay

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/this-massive-penis-slide-has-been-erected-in-a-lower-mainland-playground-photo-4499730A massive penis slide has been erected in a Lower Mainland – Vancouver Is AwesomeA massive red penis slide in a Maple Ridge playground is part of a movie by Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim that is co-produced by Seth Rogen.www.vancouverisawesome.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 9 | HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1824, France — Astolphe-Louis-Léonor, the Marquis de Custine  (18 March 1790 – 25 September 1857), is beaten and left for dead after propositioning a male soldier in Saint-Denis. The scandal forces him out of the closet, but he recovers and lives the rest of his life as an open ‘sodomite’ with his partner Edward St. Barbe. Custine maintains a successful social life in Paris. He was a French aristocrat and writer who is best known for his travel writing, in particular his account of his visit to Russia La Russie en 1839. This work documents not only Custine’s travels through the Russian empire, but also the social fabric, economy, and way of life during the reign of Nicholas

1904: Anna Ruhling became one of the first feminists to publicly speak out in favor of rights for same-sex attracted women. At a meeting of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, one of the earliest organizations to take an active role in the gay rights movement, Ruhling attempted to link the women’s movement with rights for lesbians, criticizing her colleagues for not taking an active role in fighting oppression against same-sex attracted women.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

October 8, 1962

After a five year absence, Little Richard makes his return to Rock ‘n’ Roll as he kicks off his first ever tour of the UK, sharing the bill with Sam Cooke.  Enthusiastic audience reaction to Cooke’s secular set convinced Richard to end his self-imposed exile and return to rock ‘n’ roll.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Kate Millet (September 14, 1934 – September 6, 2017), American feminist writer, artist, activist, and author of her 1970 book Sexual Politics, comes out as a lesbian. She becomes a seminal influence on second-wave feminism. She joins a growing women’s movement to acknowledge her sexual orientation at a Daughters of Bilitis meeting in New York City.

1970: In New York City, two policemen invade a private club to interrupt a Daughters of Bilitis-New York business meeting. The blatantly harassing nature of the police action persuades many members of the hitherto low profile group of the need for militancy.

1972: Demonstrators at the annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy protest the continued use of “aversion therapy” to “treat” homosexuality.

1974: An episode of the American medical drama “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” titled “The Outrage,” became the center of a massive protest organized by The National Gay And Lesbian Task Force. The episode equated homosexuality with pedophilia by depicting a gay may as a middle school teacher who preyed on his students. In response, many sponsors pulled their advertising from the episode, including Bayer, Gallo Wine, Listerine, Ralston-Purina, Colgate-Palmolive, Shell Oil, Lipton, American Home Products, Breck, Sterling Drug and Gillette.

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

International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day celebrates lesbian culture, community and visibility.

IDL dates back to New Zealand activism and is considered to be first celebrated on March 8th, 1980 by a group of 40 lesbians who marched through Wellington Park, New Zealand on International Women’s Day. International Lesbian Day is marked annual on October 8th because it’s exactly six months after International Women’s Day on March 8th.

1983

“True” by Spandau Ballet was awarded the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1985A group of Latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists formed the Austin Latina Latino Lesbian and Gay Organization (ALLGO). It acted as an LGBT rights organization that “envision[ed] a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.”

1985

Little Richard passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle while driving in West Hollywood and ran into a telephone pole, causing serious injury and forcing him to miss his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He returned to spiritual music again after his recovery.

1986

Elton John, David Lee Roth and Cher appear on the opening night of The Late Show starring Joan Rivers. At the end of the program, the hostess stood next to Elton and joined him in singing “The Bitch Is Back”. Joan’s decision to host her own show without telling Johnny Carson, for whom she filled in for on The Tonight Show, would permanently sour the friendship between the two.

1987 – The Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) begins running ads in response to an amendment introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) and passed by the house and senate to restrict funding to AIDS organizations which distributed gay-related prevention literature.

1987 – At the University of Vermont in Burlington nineteen people are arrested in a demonstration protesting the CIA’s exclusion of gays and lesbians.

1988

The debut from Tracy Chapman settled in at #3 and George Michael’s Faith was 9 on the USA lp charts

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

1990 – During a campaign speech, US Congressman Jesse Helms refers to gays and lesbians as “disgusting people marching in the streets demanding all sorts of things, including the right to marry each other.”

1990 – Placido Domingo and Andre Watts raise $1.5 million at a fundraiser for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

1992 – Episcopal bishop A. Theodore Eastman issues an order to clergy in Maryland not to bless same-sex unions.

1992, Canada – The lesbian comic book “Hothead Paisan #7” was seized from Toronto Women’s Bookstore. Officials sited “sexual degradation” as the reason for the seizure, though it contained no sex. The prohibition was lifted seven months later.

1994

at 5 on teh USA song charts, John Mellencamp had his 10th Top 10 and 25th career hit “Wild Night” with help from Me’Shell Ndegeocello,

1997 – The National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum condemned gospel singers Angie and Debbie Winans for their anti-gay song “It’s Not Natural,” and BET-TV for providing them with a one-sided forum to promote their homophobic views. Earlier in the year, BET-TV refused to air MeShell NdegeOcello’s video “Leviticus Faggot,” about a black gay teenager’s struggle to come to terms with his sexuality.

1997: An episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom titled “Roommates” received an adult content warning because it contained a kiss between Ellen and another woman. The censorship reportedly infuriated Ellen, with her telling reporters: “I never wanted to be an activist, but now they’re turning me into one.”

1998, UK – Welsh secretary Ron Davies resigns after British tabloids reported he was robbed at knifepoint in a London park while looking for a male sexual companion. Bisexual Ronald Davies (born 6 August 1946) is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member of the Welsh Assembly. He describes himself as a politician belonging to the “traditional left” who had “spent his life looking for a socialist progressive party”. He was a member of the Labour Party until 2004, then joining Forward Wales

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

2003: Marco, a character on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” played by Adamo Ruggiero (second from right in photo below), came out of the closet in conjunction with a two-part episode titled “Pride.” (h/t Quist)

2009 – President Barack Obama signs into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), 21, was tortured and killed in Laramie, Wyo., because he was gay. Byrd  (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998), a 49-year-old black man, was chained to the back of a truck and dragged to death in Jasper, Texas. The hate crimes prevention law requires the FBI to track hate crimes based on gender and gender identity, and gives the Department of Justice the power to prosecute crimes motivated by the victim’s race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

2009, Germany -The first openly gay member of the German government, Guido Westerwelle (27 December 1961 – 18 March 2016) takes office as Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister to Angela Merkel. He was a German politician who served as Foreign Minister in the second cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel and as Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2009 to 2011, being the first openly gay person to hold any of these positions. He was also the chairman of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP) from May 2001 until he stepped down in 2011. A lawyer by profession, he was a member of the Bundestag from 1996 to 2013. On 20 July 2004, Westerwelle attended Angela Merkel’s 50th birthday party accompanied by his partner, Michael Mronz. It was the first time he had attended an official event with his partner and this was considered his public coming-out. The couple registered their partnership on 17 September 2010 in a private ceremony in Bonn. Westerwelle died of leukemia at the age of 54.

2013

LGBT History Month: 5 Queer Events On October 8 | HuffPost

2019

Supreme Court of the USa article

2021

Demonstrating why “allies” are not part of the subcultures that do not actually form a single qmunity

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/10/08/russian-drag-race-adaptation-ignores-lgbt-issues-activists-say-a75243Russian ‘Drag Race’ Adaptation Ignores LGBT Issues, Activists Say – The Moscow TimesActivists accuse the show, hosted by blogger Nastya Ivleeva, of glossing over the challenging reality in which Russia’s LGBT community lives.www.themoscowtimes.com

Why is a notorious opponent of gay rights now working to elect a lesbian attorney general? It’s not because he’s had a change of heart and wants to atone for past sins. It’s because the AG candidate in question, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, is his sister.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/why-is-an-anti-lgbt-crusader-working-to-elect-a-lesbian-in-california/Why is an anti-LGBT crusader working to elect a lesbian in California? – The San Francisco ExaminerProp. 8 architect Frank Schubert campaigns for lesbian attorney general candidate in Californiawww.sfexaminer.com

https://theowp.org/lgbt-free-declarations-repealed-in-poland-a-step-forward-or-a-cruel-game/“LGBT-Free” Declarations Repealed In Poland: A Step Forward? Or A Cruel Game? – The Organization for World PeaceLast Monday, three Polish regional councils voted not to declare their provinces “LGBT-free zones” following the European Union’s threats to cut up to €126 million in funding to the local governmen…theowp.org

https://people.com/politics/lgbtq-afghans-facing-death-under-taliban-hiding-fleeing/LGBTQ Afghans Facing ‘Violent Death’ Under Taliban Need Help, Advocates Say | PEOPLE.comActivist Nemat Sadat wants to raise awareness and money “the most vulnerable people in the most dangerous country” as LGBTQ advocates push U.S. and other countries to do morepeople.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/dutch-gay-man-defied-nazis-saved-thousands/Meet the Dutch gay man who defied the Nazis & saved thousands of lives / LGBTQ NationBefore his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazi party, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer to spread a message after he was gone. “Let it be known,” he said. “Homosexuals are not cowards…www.lgbtqnation.comShareEmoji

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3151504/chinas-lgbt-community-caught-xi-jinpingsLGBT community in sights as China cracks down on ‘Western import’What began as an assault on the growing influence of tech giants has widened to include a wide swathe of Chinese society, with LGBT people increasingly a target.www.scmp.com

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211008-alice-nkom-cameroon-s-tireless-defender-of-lgbtq-rightsAlice Nkom, Cameroon’s tireless defender of LGBTQ rightsThe first female lawyer in Cameroon, Alice Nkom, has made it her life’s work to fight for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in a country where LGBTQ people face up to five years in prison. She h…www.france24.com

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/07/ghana-lgbtq-homophobia-bill-mckenzie-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnnThis draft bill gives LGBTQ members 2 options: Jail time or conversion therapy – CNN VideoCNN’s David McKenzie reports from Ghana as the country’s parliament is set to debate a bill that critics from the LGBTQ+ community call a “homophobe’s dream.”www.cnn.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/africa/ghana-lgbtq-crackdown-intl-cmd/index.htmlGhana’s LGBTQ: How a US group with links to the far-right may have influenced a crackdown on the community – CNNGhana’s parliament is set to debate a draft bill — framed in the guise of “family values” — which seeks to introduce some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws on the African continent.www.cnn.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

LGBT History Month: 5 Queer Events On October 8 | HuffPost

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

lgbtq2 for october 7

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1728: Charles Genevieve Louise Auguste Andre Timothee d’Eon, also known as the Chevalier d’Éon, was born on this day in Burgundy, France. Embodying a complicated life and legacy, d’Éon performed in drag for the country’s court ball and eventually became part of a network of spies for Louis XV — oftentimes carrying out his missions while dressed as a woman. Having lived such an extensive part of his life as a woman, over time he came to be perceived entirely through this framework. It was only after he died that it was confirmed d’Éon was, in fact, biologically male.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1940 – Althea Garrison (born October 7, 1940)is born. She is an Americanpoliticianfrom Boston, Massachusetts who was elected as a Republican to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1992 and served one term from 1993 to 1995. Both before and after Garrison’s successful bid for office, she ran unsuccessfully in multiple elections for the state legislature and Boston City Council, as a Republican, Democrat, or independent, which has resulted in her being described in the media as a “perennial candidate.” Garrison is also known as the first transgender or transsexual person to be elected to a state legislature in the United States.

1943 – Famed author Marguerite Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) passes away. Hall’s novel The Well of Loneliness was banned in several countries because of lesbian content.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 7, 1955

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue,” a compilation of made-for-television short films featuring Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, Lionel Hampton, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Dinah Washington, Louis Bellson, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Nipsey Russell, and the Delta Rhythm Boys, opened in U.S. movie theaters.

October 7, 1957

Little Richard‘s “Keep A Knockin’, featuring the wailing sax of Grady Gaines, enters the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #8 during a twelve week chart run. It was the seventh time Richard had reached the Pop chart in the last two years.

1959 – Russell Wolden, running for mayor of San Francisco as a Democrat, accuses the incumbent of welcoming and collaborating with the city’s “sex deviates.” His tactic backfires: the city’s newspapers accuse him of irresponsible mudslinging, and he loses in the next month’s elections.

1959 – Pillow Talk, starring Doris Day, the closeted gay actor Rock Hudson (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985), and the straight actor everyone thought was gay Tony Randall, opens in theaters and becomes the 2nd highest grossing film of the 1950’s.

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

1964: Walter Jenkins, Lyndon B. Johnson’s top aide, was arrested for having sex in the men’s bathroom of his local YMCA just blocks from the White House. Married with a wife and children, Jenkins rocked both the Johnson administration and public perception with this high-visibility scandal.

1967 – The Advocate begins publication. The magazine is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States and the only surviving one of its kind that was founded before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, an incident that is generally credited as the beginning of the LGBT rights movement.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974

Barry Manilow released the first single of his career–“Mandy”.

1976: Elton John came out as bisexual in an interview with “Rolling Stone” magazine. Though he now identifies as gay, his admission of bisexuality initially negatively impacted his career, with many fans calling him a pervert and boycotting the purchase of his albums.

He is an English singer, pianist, and composer, and has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his “lasting impact on British culture“, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. He  has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014. He continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide.

Blogger Nina Notes: if he had said gay this decade, it would have been worse on his career.

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1978

The film soundtrack to ‘Grease’ featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John started a 13 week run at No.1 on the UK chart and was #2 on the USA charts

on the USA charts John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John from Grease (“Summer Nights”) was song #5. at at 7 “Hopelessly Devoted To You” by Olivia Newton-John

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

1981, Canada – In Toronto, a Dykes in the Street march, sponsored by Lesbians Against the Right, becomes the first lesbian pride march in the city.

Blogger Nina Notes: the Dyke March was in the era of Take Back the Night Marches by heterosexual women, and that the pride/protest parades were gay male centric. in the current decade, trans have exiled lesbians from our own march and pride, as well as what are supposed to be the LGBTQ2 qmunity. The characteristics for which heterosexuals oppressed us are not hate crimes against trans, who cotton ceiling fetishize lesbians while offering cloths from heterosexuality.

1982

The musical “Cats” opened at the Wintergarden Theatre. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in Broadway history.

1983 – The first explicitly LGBT internet newsgroup was founded by Steve Dyer called soc.mots. The abbreviation “motss” stood for “members of the same sex,” an unflashy acronym that would make it less of a potential target for censorship. University of Colorado–Boulder professor Amy Goodloe, who started many lesbian Usenet groups as well as found and run lesbian.org in 1995, calls soc.motss the first explicitly LGBTQ newsgroup—and possibly the first explicitly LGBTQ international space of any kind.

1986 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors outlaws the sale and use of “poppers” (amyl nitrate).

1987 – A US Justice Department report declared the most frequent victims of hate crimes are gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.

1989

The Pet Shop Boys owned the top U.K. album with The Seeds of Love

“Cherish” by Madonna was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart..

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

1993Annie on My Mind and All-American Boys, two books with predominately gay themes, were at the center of a public book burning in Kansas City, Missouri. The burning was initiated by a donation of the books to a large number of high schools in the area, resulting in their subsequent banning within several school districts. The novels would go on to become the subject of a First Amendment lawsuit two years later, culminating in the return of the books to school shelves.

Blogger Nina Notes: Annie on my Mind was the first novel I read knowing it was a lesbian novel.

1993 – The AFL-CIO unanimously approves a resolution to actively oppose attempts to repeal gay rights laws. The vote was held at the labor union’s biennial convention in San Francisco.

1995

Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA attended the premiere of their new musical Kristina Fran Duvemala at the Storan Theatre in Malmö, Sweden.

1996 – 250 students in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania walked out of class to protest the school board’s passage of a “pro-family” resolution which banned positive discussion of homosexuality.

1996: Following a conservative Christian majority takeover of the school board in Elizabethtown, Penn., in 1996, officials passed a “pro-family” resolution in regards to education, stating, “the traditional family is under relentless attack by those who want to redefine family to include homosexual and lesbian couples and by those who want to indoctrinate children in pro-homosexual propaganda against their parents’ wishes.” In protest, approximately 250 students simultaneously walked out of their classes on Oct. 7.

Blogger Nina notes: We were from families who often exiled us to the streets or severed family connection, and we sought to form families – chosen socially and then for legal recognition and rights equality.

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

2004

Melissa Etheridge announced that she was cancelling her tour to undergo surgery and treatment for breast cancer.

2005

Boy George of Culture Club was arrested after police found over 3.5 grams of cocaine in his New York City apartment.

2009

Barbra Streisand surprised many music industry watchers when she topped the Billboard Hot 200 for the ninth time with her latest release, “Love Is the Answer”. The CD extended Streisand’s lead as the female act with the most chart toppers in the history of the Billboard Hot 200. Nielsen SoundScan reported the unit sold 180,000 copies during its first week of release.

2013

LGBT History Month: 5 Queer Events On October 7 | HuffPost

80s genderfuck performer: Annie Lennox described the sexualised imagery of modern pop videos as “dark” and “pornographic”. “I’m all for freedom of expression,” she told BBC Radio 5 live, “but this is clearly one step beyond, and it’s clearly into the realm of porn.” The singer called for pop videos to be rated in the same way as films

2014, Kenya – Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua (born 1984) wins a landmark case against the Kenya National Examinations Council who had refused to change her name and gender marker on her academic diploma. She is a Kenyan transgender activist who has been involved in legal actions in the High Court of Kenya to fight for the rights of transgender people.

2021

Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement – PBShttps://www.pbs.org › americanexperience › featuresIn 1924, the first gay rights organization is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago. … Wyoming on October 7, 1998 because of his sexual orientation.

2021

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/10/10697039/lil-nas-x-montero-album-reviewLil Nas X ‘Montero’ Album ReviewAmber J. Phillips reviews Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero,’ a floodgate of queer affirmation.www.refinery29.com

https://heavy.com/entertainment/teen-mom/amber-portwood-bisexual/Amber Portwood Says She’s ‘Been’ Bisexual on ‘Teen Mom’ | Heavy.com“Teen Mom OG” star Amber Portwood told her mother, Tonya, she has “been” bisexual on a preview for next week’s episode.heavy.com

https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2021/10/political-act-of-resistance-lesbian-and-bisexual-women-called-to-participate-in-kissathon-in-merida/“POLITICAL ACT OF RESISTANCE”: Lesbian and bisexual women called to participate in kissathon in Mérida – The Yucatan TimesMÉRIDA, MX.- As a political act of resistance from feminist lesbianism, collectives in Yucatán are calling all lesbian and bisexual women to a Kissathon to be held in the Historic Center of Mérida.…www.theyucatantimes.com

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/exxonmobil-lesbian-employee-resolve-her-sex-harassment-lawsuitExxonMobil Corp. and a lesbian process technician agreed to end her lawsuit alleging she was subjected to a hostile environment based on her sex and sexual orientation while working at a Joliet, Ill., refinery, federal court records show.news.bloomberglaw.com

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/locking-lips-with-nia-sharma-to-being-called-a-lesbian-a-look-at-bigg-boss-ott-fame-zeeshan-khans-girlfriend-reyhna-pandit/photostory/86836935.cmsLocking lips with Nia Sharma to being called a ‘lesbian’; a look at Bigg Boss OTT fame Zeeshan Khan’s girlfriend Reyhna Pandit | The Times of IndiaKumkum Bhagya actress Reyhna Pandit recently came under the limelight by announcing her relationship with Bigg Boss OTT fame Zeeshan Khan. Here’s all you need to know about this actress, her controversies, glam looks and more.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

https://www.courierpress.com/story/news/2021/10/07/lgbtq-couple-wins-discrimination-lawsuit-home-rental-christianity-feligion/6018911001/Lesbian couple wins damages after company refused rent Evansville homeA same-sex couple who were denied rental housing in Evansville because of their sexual orientation won their complaint this week against a company that says God, not government, is the final authority.www.courierpress.com

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/oct/07/hbo-nuclear-family-ry-russo-young-gay-parents‘They fought hard and all for love’: the lesbian couple who started a family in the 80s | Documentary | The GuardianIn the powerful docuseries Nuclear Family, Ry Russo-Young revisits her youth and the struggles her gay parents went through to keep their family togetherwww.theguardian.comShareEmoji

https://www.inputmag.com/gaming/lesbian-gamers-twitch-harassment-hate-raidsLesbian gamers say Twitch is failing themThey’re tired of the many ways they’re harassed and undervalued on the streaming platform.www.inputmag.com

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3151487/gay-hong-kong-widower-withdraws-legal-challenge-afterGay Hong Kong widower withdraws after-death legal challengeHenry Li had sued the government after being denied the right to independently make arrangements for his husband, but authorities say same-sex couples have right to handle things such as funeral arrangements.www.scmp.com

https://www.advocate.com/youth/2021/10/06/hundreds-protest-after-school-suspends-bullied-gay-teenHundreds Protest After School Suspends Bullied Gay TeenStudents at Lee’s Summit High School say administrators have failed to stop the bullying, and the victim and his friends have been punished after they tried to defend themselves.www.advocate.com

https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2021/10/06/colman-domingo-play-gay-civil-rights-icon-bayard-rustin-biopicColman Domingo to Play Gay Civil Rights Icon Bayard Rustin in BiopicIt’s the first narrative film for Michelle and Barack Obama’s production company Higher Ground.www.advocate.com

https://news.umanitoba.ca/the-lgbt-purge-in-canada-a-forgotten-history-with-michelle-douglas/UM Today | Asper School of Business | The LGBT Purge in Canada: A Forgotten History with Michelle DouglasThe James W. Burns Leadership Institute at the Asper School of Business welcomes Michelle Douglas, human rights activist and survivor of the Canadian military “LGBT Purge” in the 1980s, for a discnews.umanitoba.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/07/outrage-after-gay-woman-diagnosed-at-spanish-hospital-with-homosexualityOutrage after gay woman diagnosed at Spanish hospital with ‘homosexuality’ | LGBT rights | The GuardianLGBT group complains to Murcia government after teenager was given report that included line: ‘Current illness: homosexual’

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