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The Who CAUSES the harm from genocide and oppression to outsourced genocide aka suicide:

they seek forgiveness for oppression that they do not apologize or take responsibility for.

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/18-december/news/uk/interfaith-declaration-seeks-forgiveness-for-harm-caused-to-lgbt-peopleInterfaith declaration seeks forgiveness for harm caused to LGBT peopleMORE than 370 religious leaders around the world have signed a new declaration which seeks forgivene…www.churchtimes.co.uk

calling out the bullies is not bullying.

it is holding religion accountable for the horrifying actions of oppression and genocide they are entirely responsible for.

https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2020/12/15/church-being-bullied-as-anti-lgbt-hate-group-amazon-splc-are-defendants-in-lawsuit/Church Being Bullied as Anti-LGBT Hate Group? Amazon, SPLC Are Defendants in Lawsuit | Daily Business ReviewThe oral arguments were fraught with clashing corporate and religious ideas about morality and freedom of speech as both sides accused the other of being hateful.
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given the history of oppression and marginalization and rights being a question for decades. it is any wonder this is the result?

considering that religion is why LGBTQ2 are oppressed and genocided in most of the world…

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/16/senior-faith-leaders-call-for-global-decriminalisation-of-lgbt-peopleSenior faith leaders call for global decriminalisation of LGBT+ people | LGBT rights | The GuardianMore than 370 sign declaration demanding ban on conversion practices before UK conference <br>www.theguardian.com

they are starting to see the requirements for operating business in one nation vs other nations.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/12/16/gay-conversion-therapy-ban-called-almost-400-religious-leaders/Gay conversion therapy ban called for by almost 400 religious leaders in ‘landmark’ pledgeThe Declaration recognises the harm that certain religious teaching has caused the LGBT+ community and asks for their forgivenesswww.telegraph.co.uk

religion outsourcing of genocide to oppressed target demographic: LGBTQ2

https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/studies-show-lgbtq-people-at-higher-risk-of-eating-disorders-self-harm/Studies show LGBTQ people at higher risk of eating disorders, self-harm | Pennsylvania Capital-StarResearch shows that eating disorders, thoughts of self-harm and suicide attempts are higher among LGBTQ+-identified individuals.www.penncapital-star.com

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Prolly explains why so many of my gay friends are in recovery?2

yes, the constant coping with being marginalized and life being harder than it had to be

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little wonder so many harden into fierce and fabulous or stone.

not surprises with the continued oppression and lack of role models

https://www.healio.com/news/psychiatry/20201208/gay-lesbian-bisexual-individuals-have-higher-rates-of-adverse-childhood-experiencesGay, lesbian, bisexual individuals have higher rates of adverse childhood experiencesGay, lesbian and bisexual individuals had more adverse childhood experiences than their heterosexual counterparts in the United States, according to study results published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Further, these individuals were at higher risk for comorbid substance use and mental health disorders.Show Morewww.healio.com

meanwhile, others assimilate…

this is the qmunity first divide. the one who are just like the heteros, and just happen to be LGBTQ2 and those who are queer openly different from heterosexual normatives.

those who can mainstream pass vs those who pass on mainstream

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/pete-buttigieg-s-faith-was-much-part-his-profile-being-ncna1251583Pete Buttigieg’s faith was as much a part of his profile as being LGBT. Is it a model for others?Biden announced he will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his secretary of transportation, which is a big deal for LGBTQ+ representation in any administration.www.nbcnews.com

RELATED and meanwhile in Canada ,eh

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/religion-causes-genocide-and-suicide/Religion causes genocide and suicide | Nina’s Soap Bubble Boxfinally the headline I have been waiting to see LGBT people are ‘being made homeless due to religion’ – BBC NewsNearly half of young LGBT people left homeless after coming out are…dykewriter.wordpress.com

Conservatives being conservative

because they are the problem demographic.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ndp-mp-decries-race-baiting-in-erin-otoole-facebook-video-on-residential-schoolsErin O’Toole retracts comments on residential schools that sparked uproar, but stops short of apology | National Post‘In my comments to Ryerson students, I said that the residential school system was intended to try and “provide education.” It was not,’ O’Toole said in a…nationalpost.com

LGBTQ2 for December 6

BCE to The Suffragettes

12-06-1856 – 05-12-1927   Louise Catherine Breslau – Born in Munich, Germany of Polish Jewish descent. She 

grew up in Zurich, Switzerland and because she had chronic asthma and was bedridden, she learned to draw. As an adult, she moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian, one of the few places available for women to study. It was here that she met her life partner of forty years, fellow artist, Madeleine Zillhardt. In 1879, she was the only woman from the school to debut at the Paris Salon. Shortly afterward, she opened her own studio. Due to the success at the Salon, Breslau received numerous commissions from wealthy Parisians. She became the third woman artist to be bestowed France’s Legion of Honor award. During WWI, Breslau and Zillhardt remained at their home outside Paris. Both women drew numerous portraits of French soldiers and nurses 

on their way to the Front. Breslau died in 1927, and in 1928 the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris honored her with a retrospective. Zillhardt inherited Breslau’s estate and donated sixty of the artist’s pastels and drawings to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. In 1932, Zillhardt published a book titled Louise Catherine Breslau et ses amis (Louise Catherine Breslau and Her Friends). A street in Paris is named after the two women. Breslau’s work is in numerous museums including, Musée du Louvre; Musée d’Orsay, the National Gallery of Ireland, four museums in Switzerland, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.   

1877

Thomas A. Edison finished his first phonograph design and gave a sketch of the machine to his mechanic, former Swiss clock maker John Kruesi, to build. Thirty hours later the machine was finished, but Kruesi bet the inventor $2 that it would not work. Edison immediately tested the machine by speaking a nursery rhyme into the mouthpiece, “Mary had a little lamb.” To his amazement, the machine played his words back to him. Kruesi would go on be involved in many of Edison’s key inventions, including the quadruplex telegraph, the carbon microphone, the phonograph, and the incandescent light bulb and system of electric lighting.

12-06-1892 – 05-04-1969   Sir Osbert Sitwell, 5th Baronet – Born in London, 

England. He was an English writer who devoted his life to art and literature. He grew up at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire, England. It has been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years. His first poetry was written while in the trenches of France during WWI. Sitwell, with his brother, sponsored a controversial exhibition of works by Matisse, Utrillo, Picasso, and Modigliani. In the mid-1920s he met David Stuart Horner who was his lover and companion for most of his life.

12-06-1893 – 05-01-1978 Sylvia Townsend Warner – Born at Harrow on the 

Hill, Middlesex, England. She was an English novelist and poet. In 1923 she met T.F. Powys, whose writing influenced her own and whose work she encouraged. It was at Powys’ home in 1930 that Warner met Valentine Ackland. The two women fell in love and settled in Frome Vauchurch, Dorset. They lived together from 1930 until Ackland’s death in 1969. In her novel, Summer Will Show (1936), the heroine, Sophia Willoughby, travels to Paris during the 1848 Revolution and falls in love with a woman.

12-06-1895 – 07-02-1952 Henriëtte Bosmans – Born in Amsterdam. Holland. She was a Dutch composer and pianist. Bosmans had relationships 

with both men and women, especially those that she collaborated musically. From 1920 to 1927, she was with Dutch cellist and composer, Frieda Belinfante, who was a prominent lesbian and member of the Dutch Resistance during WWII. During the last years of her life, Bosmans was involved with the French singer Noémie Pérugia, for whom she wrote a series of songs. In 1952, Bosmans died of stomach cancer. Since 1994, the Society of Dutch Composers has awarded the Henriëtte Bosmans Prize as an encouragement for young Dutch composers.

12-06-1900 – 04-30-1974 Agnes Moorehead – Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was an American actress whose career of six decades 

included work in radio, stage, film, and television. Moorehead is mostly remembered for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched. She earned one Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe awards. In addition, she was nominated for four Academy Awards and six Emmy Awards. She was married twice. Her sexuality has been the subject of speculation. Paul Lynde, Moorehead’s co-star on Bewitched, stated: “Well, the whole world knows Agnes was a lesbian — I mean classy as hell, but one of the all-time Hollywood dykes.” Moorehead is reported in an interview to have acknowledged her same-sex orientation while identifying a number of other Hollywood actresses who “enjoyed lesbian or bi relationships.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1939

Cole Porter’s musical comedy “Du Barry Was a Lady” opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

December 6, 1961

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best met with Brian Epstein for further discussions about his proposal to manage them. Epstein wanted 25% of their gross fees each week. He promises that they will never again play for less than £15, except for The Cavern lunchtime sessions, for which he will get their fee doubled to ten pounds. Lennon, as leader of The Beatles accepts on their behalf.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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12-06-1971 Carole Thate – Born in Utrecht, Netherlands. She is a Dutch former field hockey player. Thate was a member of the Holland team that won the bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics and once again at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She is married to Australian striker Alyson Annan.

12-06-1972 Heather R. Mizeur – Born in Blue Mound, Illinois. She is an American politician from Maryland. Mizeur was a member of 

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the Maryland House of Delegates from January 10, 2007, to January 14, 2015. She is openly lesbian and married her wife, Deborah, in 2005. They were legally married in California in 2008. She has been a vocal supporter of marriage equality. Her floor speech during the 2011 debate on the Civil Marriage Protection Act went viral after it was picked up by national LGBT blogs.

December 6, 1975

Rev. Charles Boykin, a preacher in Tallahassee, Florida, organized the burning of records by Elton John and The Rolling Stones, claiming they were sinful.

on the USA LP Charts # 4 Rock of the Westies from Elton John 

December 06, 1976Barbra Streisand released the single “Evergreen”.

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

1980

 On the USA song charts Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”, a #1 song in most markets by now, was third.  Barbra Streisand had top 10 hit #30 with “Woman In Love” at #4.

Guilty by Barbra Streisand was the new #1 album at #6 Queen with The Game, and lesbian fave Pat Benatar’s amazing Crimes of Passion# 7

1986

 the Bangles had a monster smash with “Walk Like An Egyptian”. at 8  “Human” by the Human League

1989

The École Polytechnique massacre, also known as the Montreal massacre, was an antifeminist mass shooting in Montreal at an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. Fourteen women were murdered and 10 women and four men were injured.

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

1993 – The Massachusetts State Senate approves a bill to protect lesbian and gay public school students from discrimination. 

1994 – Delegates of the American Medical Association declare their opposition to medical treatments administered to “cure” lesbians or gay men, urging “nonjudgmental recognition of sexual orientation.”

1995 – President Bill Clinton hosts the first White House Conference on AIDS, 14 years after the epidemic began. President Bill Clinton convened the first White House Conference on HIV and AIDS on this day. President Clinton’s active support for HIV and AIDS programs reversed the neglect by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. By the end of 1995, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. had been diagnosed with AIDS. Partly as a result of a vigorous federal research effort that began after Reagan and Bush left office, the number of new AIDS/HIV infections and deaths every year declined dramatically.

1997

 Elton John remained at #1 for the ninth week with “Candle In The Wind 1997”, tying “Mack The Knife” by Bobby Darin,

1998 – The Sacramento Bee reports that for the past four years California Social Services director Eloise Anderson had refused an order from Gov. Pete Wilson to withdraw a directive she issued which allowed gay and lesbian couples to adopt children by saying that a stable home with good financial and emotional support is important for an adoptive child, regardless of the marital status of the parents. During her time in California, the Los Angeles Times referred to Anderson as “The Queen of Responsibility” and “an outspoken champion of welfare reform.”

1998 – The Los Angeles Times published an editorial by Robert Scheer on conservative Michael Huffington’s (born September 3, 1947) recent decision to come out of the closet, saying it should come as no surprise that Republicans, even conservative members of the party, are gay. He is an American politicianLGBT activist, and film producer. He was a member of the Republican Party, and a congressman for one term, 1993–1995, from California. Huffington was married to Arianna Huffington, the Greek-born co-founder of The Huffington Post, from 1986 to 1997.

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

2001, Israel – The film Trembling Before G-d, an American made documentary about lesbian and gay Orthodox Jews trying to reconcile their sexuality with their faith, is released in Israel. The film premiered at Sundance earlier in the year. It was directed by Sandi Simcha DuBowski (Sept. 16, 1970), an American who wanted to compare Orthodox Jewish attitudes to homosexuality with his own upbringing as a gay Conservative Jew. Dubowski is also the producer of Parvez Sharma‘s documentary A Jihad for Love (2007) which documents the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims. The US-based OUT Magazine named Sharma, one of the OUT 100 twice for 2008 and 2015- “one of the 100 gay men and women who have helped shape our culture during the year”. In 2016 a year after Larry Kramer, Sharma won the Monette Horowitz award given to individuals and organizations for their significant contributions toward eradicating homophobia.

2003: Houston, Texas, city council member Annise Parker defeats fellow council member Bruce Tatro as Houston’s first lesbian city controller.

2004: Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.

2007

 Elton John remained at #1 for the ninth week with “Candle In The Wind 1997”, tying “Mack The Knife” by Bobby Darin,

2008Beyonce went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘I Am’ Sasha Fierce’, the singers third studio album. It debuted at No.1, making Knowles the third female artist this decade after Britney Spears and Alicia Keys to have her first three albums debut in the top spot.

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

2011, Belgium –  King Albert II names Elio Di Rupo (born 18 July 1951) Prime Minister of Belgium and, subsequently, the second openly-gay male head of government. He served from December 6, 2011 to October 11, 2014. From France, he was Belgium’s first Prime Minister of non-Belgian descent.

12-06-2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a historic speech on LGBT rights at U.N. in Geneva. In what LGBT equality advocates are heralding as a remarkable and historic speech, U.S. 

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today told diplomats from around the world that LGBT rights are universal human rights, equal to women’s rights and racial equality, and that the United States, under the administration of President Barack Obama, will from now on take a country’s treatment of its LGBT citizens into consideration when making decisions on awarding foreign aid to that country.
Clinton delivered the speech before a gathering at the United Nations in Geneva, home of the U.N.’s human rights body.
Clinton delivered her address shortly after the White House Press Office released a statement announcing that President Obama had sent out a presidential memorandum instructing U.S. diplomatic officers and agencies to “promote and protect” the rights of LGBT persons abroad.

12-06-2012 Washington State Gay Marriage: Same-sex couples 

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obtain Marriage Licenses for the first time. Among those getting marriage licenses on Thursday was gay rights activist Dan Savage, who married his partner on Sunday with other couples at Seattle City Hall.

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12-06-2012 Maryland issues its first marriage licenses to gay couples, a month after voters upheld the state’s same-sex marriage law, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2013.

2021

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-book-jersey-queens-celebrates-a-thriving-lgbtq-bar-scene-in-new-jersey-during-the-1950s-and-1960s-301437730.htmlNew Book “Jersey Queens” Celebrates A Thriving LGBTQ Bar Scene In New Jersey During The 1950s and 1960s/PRNewswire/ — In June 2021 the State of New Jersey released a series of enforcement actions by which it targeted gay and lesbian bars during the mid-20th…www.prnewswire.com

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/477905-anti-bullying-page-including-pro-lgbtq-links-removed-from-education-department-website/Anti-bullying page, including pro-LGBTQ links, removed from Education Department websiteDOE removed the anti-bullying page following an inquiry about the site’s LGBTQ resources.floridapolitics.com

TERFS against violence and sexual violence

Heterosexuals – males especially – have to stop being bothered others exist

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/man-arrested-lgbtq-threatsMan Arrested For Threatening To Shoot And Bomb LGBTQ GroupsRobert Fehring allegedly threatened to use “firepower” against partygoers at the 2021 New York City Pride March that would make the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub mass shooting “look like a cakewalk.”www.buzzfeednews.com

being an atheist/skeptic and lesbian at the same time

7https://www.jpost.com/opinion/trying-to-find-acceptance-as-both-a-jew-and-lgbtq-member-is-hard-opinion-688015Trying to find acceptance as both a Jew and LGBTQ member is hardMoving to England, the writer was fully accepted as an LGBTQ member but not as a Jew.www.jpost.com

https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2021/12/anthony-bowens-kisses-boyfriend-in-front-of-anti-gay-protesters/AEW Star Kisses Boyfriend In Front Of Anti-Gay Protesters – Wrestling Inc.Anthony Bowens posts a photo of him kissing boyfriend Michael Pavano in front of several anti-gay protesters.www.wrestlinginc.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/12/6/22819959/qwi-200-lgbtq-pro-wrestling-wwe-aew-roh-impact-mlw-gay-bi-lesbian-trans-pansexual-nonbinary-day-4QWI 200: The top LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, #110-81 – OutsportsThe QWI 200 cracks the top 100 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021 on day four.www.outsports.com

another hetero male fantasy, yawn

https://www.autostraddle.com/benedetta-review/Benedetta Review: These Lesbian Nuns Don’t Earn Their ControversyBenedetta review: Paul Verhoeven’s new film about lesbian nuns reveals the limits of the straight male gaze.www.autostraddle.com

uh huh.. as a queer what?

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/italian-olympic-boxer-irma-testa-comes-out-as-queer/Italian Olympic boxer Irma Testa comes out as queerItalian Olympic boxer Irma Testa, who competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has publicly come out as queer in a brand new interview.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://gamerant.com/cyberpunk-2077-romance-options-bisexual-playersexual/Cyberpunk 2077 Should’ve Had Bisexual Romance OptionsThough Cyberpunk 2077’s romances are meaningful, especially Panam and Judy, having more options of varying sexualities would have been more realistic.gamerant.com

Heterosexual women and LGB have common cause for being allies

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/abortion-rights-go-gay-marriage/If abortion rights go, so could gay marriage / LGBTQ NationThe Supreme Court might just overturn 50 years of precedent. If they can end Roe, they can end anything…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies/lgbtq-christmas-movies/10 Queer Christmas Movies to Make the Yuletide Gay – PasteHallmark, Lifetime, and other holiday movies of their ilk are often far too heterosexual. We’ve gathered up some LGBTQ Christmas movies to help celebrate a queer holiday.www.pastemagazine.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/cw-4400-queer-black-and-incredibly-dope/4400 Queer Recap: Everything You Need to Know About CW’s Sci-Fi Hit4400 Queer Recap: Queer, Black and Incredibly Dope — Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know about the CW’s breakout hit.www.autostraddle.com

performing gender.. drag queens bash while drag kings celebrate rather than display the worst of malenes

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/06/drag-kings-and-queens-festive-spectacularsHappy queer Christmas! Drag kings and queens’ festive spectaculars | Theatre | The GuardianLGBTQ+ performers are making sure that queerness isn’t ‘swept under the carpet’ this Christmas – and providing community, fun and celebration for audienceswww.theguardian.com

https://www.timesofisrael.com/leading-lgbt-activist-gal-uchovsky-questioned-by-police-over-alleged-sexual-assault/Leading LGBT activist Gal Uchovsky questioned by police over alleged sexual assault | The Times of IsraelStatement on behalf of screenwriter says he will cooperate, denies he committed any offense; three men have anonymously but publicly accused him of misconductwww.timesofisrael.com

that event was not about trans…. that massacre was of women who dared to be engineers

by an unqualified heterosexual man who resented women

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-trans-woman-guestspeaker-1.6274185P.E.I trans woman to speak at Montreal Massacre memorial service | CBC NewsA transgender woman in Prince Edward Island has been invited to speak at a Montreal Massacre memorial event being held by the P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Monday marks 32 years since 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique.www.cbc.ca

white heteronormativity: when chauvinism was the social norm

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/tributes-to-victims-on-32nd-anniversary-of-montreal-s-polytechnique-mass-shooting-1.5694861Tributes to victims on 32nd anniversary of Montreal’s Polytechnique mass shooting | CTV NewsPeople gathered silently in front of Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique Monday to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of what’s widely believed to be Canada’s worst mass shooting specifically targeting women.montreal.ctvnews.ca

how media and society uphold traditions of oppression

https://theconversation.com/montreal-massacre-anniversary-the-media-must-play-a-key-role-in-fighting-femicide-172123Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicideIn covering femicide, media have a leading role, not only in awareness and education generally, but in actively shaping the construction of attitudes and beliefs that can help prevention efforts.theconversation.com

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LGBTQ2 for December 5


BCE to The Suffragettes

1640, Ireland –John Atherton (1598 – 5 December 1640) is hanged for sodomy. He is the second man to be hanged for the “vice of buggery” in Ireland. He was the Anglican Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in the Church of Ireland. He and John Childe (his steward and tithe proctor) were both tried and executed for buggery in 1640.

1642 – A Massachusetts Bay servant is sentenced to be whipped for “unseemly practices” with another woman in the first documented example of legal prosecution in North America for same-sex relations between women.

12-05-1886 – 01-03-1960 Constance Spry – Born in Derby, United Kingdom. She 

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was a famous British educator. In 1928 she gave up teaching and opened her first floral shop. Spry caused a sensation in fashionable society with her arrangements. In 1936 she did the flower arrangements for the royal wedding of the Duke of Gloucester and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. According to the biographer Diana Souhami, she had a romantic relationship with the lesbian painter Gluck.

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12-05-1901 – 10-16-1965   Blyth Daly – Born in London, England. She was an actress who appeared on Broadway and was also in several silent and sound films. Daly is better known for her relationships and friendships in the lesbian acting community of both Hollywood and Broadway. She, along with Tallulah Bankhead, Estelle Winwood, and Eva Le Gallienne, was dubbed “The Four Riders of the Algonquin.” Daly was bisexual and had affairs with actresses Ann Andrews, Estelle Winwood, and Tallulah Bankhead.

1932 – African American rock artist Little Richard(born December 5, 1932) is born. Richard Wayne Penniman, known as Little Richard, is an American musician, singer, actor, comedian and songwriter. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Little Richard’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. In 1995, Little Richard told Penthouse that he always knew he was gay, saying “I’ve been gay all my life”.

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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



12-05-1967 Amanda Lepore – Born in Cedar Grove, 

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New Jersey. She is a transgender pioneer. She underwent sex reassignment surgery at the age of 19 in Yonkers, New York. Lepore is an NYC transgender nightlife entertainer, American model, performance artist, and recording artist. She was part of the True Colors Tour 2007, a benefit tour sponsored by Logo channel, hosted by comedian Margaret Cho, and headlined by Cyndi Lauper.

12-05-1968 Margaret Cho – Born in San Francisco, California. She is a Korean-American comedian, actress, author, and 

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singer/songwriter. She is openly bisexual and an advocate and supporter of LGBT rights. She has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asians, and the LGBT community. Cho has written two books – I’m the One That I Want and I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight. Cho married Al Ridenour in 2003 and filed for divorce in August 2015.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

12-05-1978 Micah Kellner – Born in Morristown, New Jersey. He is a New York Democrat; member of the New York State Assembly representing the 76th district serving until December 31, 2014. 

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Kellner is an advocate for the disabled (Kellner was born with cerebral palsy). He is openly bisexual and the first openly bisexual person elected to the New York State Assembly. In 2010 Kellner received the Brenda Howard Award, which “recognizes an individual or organization whose work on behalf of the LGBT Community best exemplifies the vision, principles, and community service of the late bisexual rights activist Brenda Howard, and who serves as a positive and visible role model for the Bisexual Community.”

1979 – A TV critic reviewed the play Bent, saying that the play about two homosexuals who died in a concentration camp had “nothing at all to do with the real tragedy of the holocaust,” and called the play’s message insignificant. Bent is a 1979 play by Martin Sherman. It revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word “bent” used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. The play starred Ian McKellen in its original 1979 West End production, and Richard Gere in its original 1980 Broadway production. In 1989, Sean Mathias directed a revival of the play, performed as a one-night benefit for Stonewall, featuring Ian McKellen, Richard E GrantIan Charleson, and Ralph Fiennes.

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

1981

Physical from Olivia Newton-John was #8 on the USA LP charts

1984 – Berkeley, California becomes the first city in the United States to extend spousal benefits to “domestic partners” of city employees.

1987

George Michael moved to 3 with “Faith” on the usa song charts

Whitney Houston roared in from 16 to 8 with “So Emotional”,

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

1992

Lloyd Price, Little Richard, Little Eva, Bobby Vee, Duane Eddy, and Johnny Preston, among others, hit England on the Giants of Rock ‘n’ Roll concert at Wembley Arena in London.

Whitney Houston started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. The longest ever run at No.1 for a female artist the Dolly Parton penned song was taken from the Bodyguard soundtrack.

1998  –The bisexual pride flag, created by Michael Page, is unveiled.  He wanted to give the bisexual community its own symbol comparable to the gay pride flag of the larger LGBT community. His aim was to increase the visibility of bisexuals, both among society as a whole and within the LGBT community. The first bisexual pride flag was unveiled at the BiCafe’s first anniversary party on December 5, 1998 after Page was inspired by his work with BiNet USA

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

2002

Elton John was a guest star on NBC’s “Will and Grace.”

2004

Sir Elton John received Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.

2005 – A New Jersey court rules that school districts have the same responsibility to stop harassment of students that employers have to prevent harassment of employees, ending, at least in NJ, a tougher standard of proof for student complainants than for adults in the workplace. 

2009

In an interview with the UK daily newspaper The Guardian, George Michael said he had cut back on his cannabis intake and now only smoked ‘seven or eight’ spliffs per day instead of the 25 he used to smoke.

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

12-05-2012 Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that a law in southern Oaxaca state that bans same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in that state and possibly in the rest of Mexico.

2016

A statue of David Bowie was set to go up in the town where he first performed as Ziggy Stardust following the success of a crowdfunding campaign. More than 650 people pledged sums totalling more than the £100,000 goal, 19 hours before the deadline. The statue would be put up in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where Bowie unveiled his Ziggy character.

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

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

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

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

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

1980

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

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

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

1987

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

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

1990

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

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

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

2002

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

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

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

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

2021

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

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

burning books then people

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1925

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953,

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 3, 1961

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

1976

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

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

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

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

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

1990

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

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

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

1995 Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards.

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

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

12-03-2000

the USA version of Queer as folk airs.

2003

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

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

12-03-2010

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

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

2015

cnn lgbt history article

2021

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

comment below – who is more likely to buy these?

heterosexual men or lesbians?

yeah.. not seeing this as helpful…

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

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

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

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

only when compared to heterosexual men

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

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

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

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

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

there will be no women holding women’s records.

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

given that adult women are barriered to reproductive decisions…

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

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

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

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

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

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

which is why it is not a lesbian story…

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

not just male fantasy, or murderers or victims?

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

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

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

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

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

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

it is separate cultures under each letter

there is no one is who is all of them

and there were certainly royals who ruled who would have been

before there was pms

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

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

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

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

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

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1978: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2021

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

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

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

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

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

Lesbians have fewer STDs than other demographics

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

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

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

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

meanwhile in general rape culture:

LGBTQ Nation calls raped women prisoners ‘TERFs’

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

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

Radical feminists attacked on march against VAWG

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

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

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Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for December 1

BCE to The Suffragettes

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

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

1881 – Washington makes sodomy a crime.

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

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

December 1, 1954

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

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

December 1, 1956

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

December 1, 1958

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

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

December 1, 1961

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

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

December 1, 1963

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

1968

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

1973

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

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

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

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

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

December 1, 1976

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

December 1, 1977

In New York City, Queen played Madison Square Garden.

1979

Barry Manilow remained at #9 with One Voice 

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

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

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

1984

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

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

1987,

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

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

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



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

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

1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1998

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

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

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

2008

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

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

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

2015

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

2021

Heterosexual women are being criminally charged for miscarriages..

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

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

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

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

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

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

women miscarriage for many reasons, and to have that criminalized

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

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

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

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

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

nina tryggvasonLGBTQ226 minutes ago

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

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

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

and adult discussion of serious adult sexual matters is sorely lacking

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

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

comic books are sexual fantasy fodder -and rescue fantasies.

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

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

dictionaries only capture words by published use

and heterosexual men control most of it still

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

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

in media history… pop pop pop culture, eh

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

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

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

wikipedia

PBS

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

BCE to The Suffragettes

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

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

1881 – Washington makes sodomy a crime.

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

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

December 1, 1954

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

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

December 1, 1956

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

December 1, 1958

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

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

December 1, 1961

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

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

December 1, 1963

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

1968

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

1973

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

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

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

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

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

December 1, 1976

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

December 1, 1977

In New York City, Queen played Madison Square Garden.

1979

Barry Manilow remained at #9 with One Voice 

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

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

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

1984

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

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

1987,

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

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

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



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

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

1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1998

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

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

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

2008

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

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

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

2015

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

2021

Heterosexual women are being criminally charged for miscarriages..

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

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

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

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

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

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

women miscarriage for many reasons, and to have that criminalized

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and adult discussion of serious adult sexual matters is sorely lacking

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

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

comic books are sexual fantasy fodder -and rescue fantasies.

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

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

dictionaries only capture words by published use

and heterosexual men control most of it still

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

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

in media history… pop pop pop culture, eh

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

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

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LGBTQ2 for November 30


BCE to The Suffragettes

1624 – in the Virginia Colony, Richard Cornish was hanged for sodomy for allegedly making advances on an indentured servant, William Couse. His conviction and execution, angrily contested by his brother and others, is the first to be recorded in the American colonies. In 1993 the William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni created the Richard Cornish Endowment Fund for Gay and Lesbian Resource

1900, UK – Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) dies. He was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde was initially buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux outside Paris; in 1909 his remains were disinterred and transferred to Père Lachaise Cemetery. In 2017, with the coming into force of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, Wilde was among an estimated 50,000 men who were pardoned for his offence of homosexuality , as it was no longer a crime in the UK

11-30-1924 – 10-25-2006   Elliott R. Blackstone – Born in Chinook, Montana. In 1949, he became a San Francisco police officer. He was a pioneer in what is now called community policing. In 1962, he was designated as the department’s first liaison officer with the LGBT community. Blackstone, a straight man, became a staunch supporter of the gay community and worked within the police department to change policy and procedures directed against the LGBT community, such as 

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entrapment of gay men in public restrooms. Blackstone worked with the Mattachine Society, Daughters of Bilitis, the Vanguard gay youth group, and other LGBT organizations. He even took up a collection at his church to buy hormones for transgender people, at a time when health clinics would not provide them. At his retirement dinner in 1975, he was recognized by LGBT community leaders for his advocacy and support. Blackstone was featured in the 2005 film Screaming Queens, a documentary about the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot. At the premiere at the Castro Theater, Blackstone received a standing ovation. An audience member asked why, as a straight man, he had worked so hard on behalf of LGBT rights. He said, “Because my religion teaches me to love everybody.” In 2006, Blackstone died of a stroke.

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

11-30-1965 Ryan Patrick Murphy – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. Murphy is best known for creating/producing a number of 

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television series including Popular (1999-2001), Nip/Tuck (2003-2010), Glee (2009-2015), American Horror Story (2011-present), The New Normal (2012-2013), Scream Queens (2015-present). and American Crime Story (2016-present). Murphy has been married to photographer David Miller since July 2012. The couple has two children. In October 2015, Murphy received the Award of Inspiration from the Foundation for AIDS Research for his contributions to TV and film as well as his work in the fight against AIDS.

November 30, 1969

The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida. Also appearing, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974

Elton John’s Greatest Hits moved from #47 to #1 on the Album chart.  That bumped the Rolling Stones album It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll from the top after just one week.

1977: Gay playwright Terence Rattigan, known for The Winslow Boy (1946), The Browning Version (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1952), dies in Bermuda at the age of 66.

1978 – Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom; born November 30, 1978) is born. He is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, actor, author, politician and activist. Aiken was the 2014 Democratic nominee in the North Carolina 2nd congressional district election. After several years of public speculation, Aiken came out as gay in a September 2008 interview with People magazine. In April 2009, Aiken was honored by the Family Equality Council advocacy group at its annual benefit dinner in New York City.

1978 – San Francisco Examiner Headline is “THE CITY WEEPS,” following and regarding the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

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

1985

Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’m Your Man’, the duo’s third UK No.1, a No.3 hit in the US.

Wham!  had the #1 song in the U.K. with “I’m Your Man”.

1988 – National League Baseball president Bart Giamatti fires umpire Dave Pallone (born October 5, 1951) for being gay. Pallone is a former Baseball umpire who worked in the National League from 1979 to 1988. During Pallone’s career, he wore uniform number 26. He was “outed” in a New York Post article later in the year. Pallone later wrote his autobiography, Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball, which became New York Times best-seller, and has been republished as an e-book. Pallone now does diversity training for corporations, colleges, universities and athletes with the NCAA. Pallone was part of the first class of inductees to The National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

1989 – Columbus Ohio mayor Dana Rinehart signs a hate crimes bill which includes the term sexual orientation. Rinehart had asked the city council to remove the term sexual orientation, saying that it’s vague and does not belong in the ordinance. The council refused.

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

11-30-1992   Nats Getty (Natalia Williams) – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is an American model, 

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socialite, designer, artist, and LGBT rights activist. She is the granddaughter of Sir John Paul Getty and uses her mother’s surname professionally. Her brother is fashion designer August Getty, who is gay. She, along with her mother and brother, have provided new infrastructures for the Los Angeles LGBT center and works closely with GLAAD. Getty is openly lesbian and as of March 2018, she is engaged to Canadian socialite Gigi Lazzarato. 

1993 – President Bill Clinton signs a military policy directive that prohibits openly gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the military, but also prohibits the harassment of “closeted” homosexuals. The policy is known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” It was repealed on September 20, 2011.

1995 – The first US. government-sponsored advertising targeting gay men debuts on the eve of World AIDS Day when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases a public service television announcement cautioning men to have “smart sex.”

November 1995 – The Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act goes into effect as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The law allows a judge to impose harsher sentences if there is evidence showing that a victim was selected because of the “actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person.”

1996

Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams hooked up for a fast-rising song–“I Finally Found Someone”, up from 28 to 11.

1999

Billboard magazine announced that the Hot 100 chart would now take airplay into consideration as well as sales.

Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London’s Albert Hall performing ‘It’s A Sin’ with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.

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

2006 – South Africa is the first African country to legalize same-sex marriage.

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2015

Sinead O’Connor was receiving medical treatment after a message about her taking an overdose was posted on her Facebook page. “I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect,” the post read. The Irish singer was found safely in Dublin by Police.

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

2021

Clothing has been regulated in law in every nation.

Like Hair length – is it one of those every decade of fashion fights between youth, the middle aged and the elderly

having uniforms and allowing customization, improves school morale and gives a belonging along with some individuality as balance.

School Uniforms matter more to demonstrate who does and does not belong on school property – to reduce brand name clothes peer pressure.

focus on keep out the drug dealers, kidnapper/predators and random people who shoot up schools from off the street

along with the internal school people to avoid bullying and in school shooters

heterosexual women also wear pants.. many cultures have skirts for men – Scotland and Turkey…

and for trans: clothes are not your gender – clothes are a personality expression.

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h01170/Gender-Free Uniforms: Japanese Schools Move to Make Allowances for LGBTQ Students | Nippon.comRecently in Japanese schools, there has been a movement toward offering students the freedom to choose gender-free uniforms.www.nippon.com

Najimy then chimed in, saying, about Coolidge, “The gays have good taste.” “They really do,” said Coolige.

https://www.avclub.com/jennifer-coolidge-on-why-shes-always-attracted-gay-fans-1848131685Jennifer Coolidge on why she’s always attracted gay fansThe legendary comedian stars in Netflix’s new queer holiday movie, Single All The Waywww.avclub.com

https://www.baltimoresun.com/features/newsmaker/bs-fe-newsmaker-durryle-brooks-20211130-yoxtgecw7nghbaieyj63zdtwoi-story.htmlResearcher and social justice practitioner advocates for Baltimore’s Black gay and bisexual community – Baltimore SunDurryle Brooks’ talks on love and power have been part of training programs for Maryland prosecutors, attorneys, social workers and case managers who work in the field of abuse intervention.www.baltimoresun.com

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/11/30/gay-men-earn-degrees-highest-rate-usGay men earn degrees at highest rate in the U.S.Roughly 52 percent of gay men in the U.S. have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 36 percent of all adults. Their academic achievement shows resilience in the face of victimization.www.insidehighered.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnstaceyennis/2021/11/29/resistance-was-futile-for-jonathan-del-arco-playing-this-gay-svengali/?sh=a5f3efd62768Resistance Was Futile For Jonathan Del Arco, Playing This Gay SvengaliAfter playing a Borg on “Star Trek,” Jonathan Del Arco stars in a new film as a gay painter whose casual encounter with a younger man turns into something more than they bargained for.www.forbes.com

from the article:
Over the last several decades, the U.S. has been hemorrhaging queer female spaces. In the 1980s, over 200 lesbian-identified bars were scattered around the country. Today, only 21 are, according to the fundraising and advocacy initiative Lesbian Bar Project.

But while lesbian bars are disappearing, that need for safe community spaces is not. Queer women remain vulnerable

Nina Notes: yes, lesbians are being called queer women and erased as well as losing specific spaces

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/gossip-grill-san-diegoLesbian Bars Are Disappearing. Gossip Grill Paves a Way to Survive | Bon AppétitThe San Diego bar has thrived for 12 years as the national number of lesbian bars has dwindled to 21.www.bonappetit.com

https://www.ncadvertiser.com/news/article/Hungary-s-parliament-approves-referendum-on-LGBT-16662232.phpHungary’s parliament approves referendum on LGBT issuesBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call…www.ncadvertiser.com

https://missouriindependent.com/2021/11/30/after-being-booted-from-missouri-capitol-lgbtq-history-exhibit-headed-to-st-louis/After being booted from Missouri Capitol, LGBTQ history exhibit headed to St. Louis • Missouri IndependentNearly three months after being removed from the Missouri Capitol, an LGTBQ-history exhibit will now be on display in St. Louismissouriindependent.com

https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/other/1827619-brazilian-lgbt-movement-leader-janaina-dutra-gets-honor-from-googleBrazilian LGBT movement leader Janaína Dutra gets honor from Google | OtherRead more about Brazilian LGBT movement leader Janaína Dutra gets honor from Google on Devdiscoursewww.devdiscourse.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/five-lgbtq-two-spirit-native-american-people-making-world-better-place/Five LGBTQ & two-spirit Native American people who are making the world a better place / LGBTQ NationThere are so many Native American LGBTQ and two-spirit activists, writers, politicians, and performers changing the world. Here are five you should know…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.modernghana.com/news/1122692/anti-lgbtq-bill-doesnt-criminalise-intersex.htmlAnti-LGBTQ bill doesn’t criminalise intersex — Sam GeorgeSamuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and lead Sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has refuted claims that the Bill intends to criminalise intersex persons.www.modernghana.com

“Ending the HIV epidemic is within our reach, and we are committed to finishing this work,” Biden said. “On World AIDS Day, we rededicate ourselves to building on the progress of the last 4 decades; upholding and advancing human rights; supporting research, science, and data-driven solutions; expanding access to housing, education, and economic empowerment; and fighting stigma and discrimination. No one living with HIV should suffer the undeserved guilt and prejudice that too many continue to experience.”

Biden, as the world recognizes World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, enumerates LGBTQ people as survivors in a paragraph acknowledging the coronavirus pandemic has presented new obstacles in efforts to beat HIV/AIDS.

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/11/30/biden-recognizes-lgbtq-survivors-in-world-aids-day-statement-2/Biden recognizes LGBTQ survivors in World AIDS Day statementIn contrast, Trump consistently omitted sexual minoritieswww.washingtonblade.com

Richard Dawkins tweeted a request to his followers, asking them to sign on to a declaration by UK-based anti-transgender advocacy group the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC).

the article does not consider women’s rights at all and fails to connect gay and lesbian rights are being undermined by trans – who claim to be the most murdered and raped while then name calling those who do not date them and promoting rape culture by calling others genitally fixated while denying informed consent – and really sexually harassing every demographic by causing a public debate about trans genitals and where they do and do not belong

just dismiss any thing that is not pro trans as if others are not oppressed, marginalized, raped and murdered…

https://religiondispatches.org/atheist-richard-dawkins-swings-to-anti-trans-right-in-grasp-at-broader-intellectual-relevance/Atheist Richard Dawkins Swings to Anti-Trans Right in Grasp at Broader Intellectual Relevance | Religion DispatchesYesterday, Richard Dawkins tweeted a request to his followers, asking them to sign on to a declaration by UK-based anti-transgender advocacy group the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC).



Best known among anti-transgender circles for their proposed re-writing of the 1981 Convention on the Ereligiondispatches.org

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

THIS DAY IN LGBT HISTORY – NOVEMBER 30 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › this-day-in-lgbt-history-novem…Nov 30, 2019 — 1995 – The first US. government-sponsored advertising targeting gay men debuts on the eve of World AIDS Day when the Centers for Disease Control …

The Lavender Effect

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/ : events page and people page

CNN 2015 article

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for November 29


BCE to The Suffragettes

1628 – John Felton (c. 1595 – 29 November 1628) is hanged. He was a lieutenant in the English Army who killed George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (28 August 1592 – 23 August 1628), and most probably the lover of King James I, in the Greyhound Pub of Portsmouth on August 23, 1628. Villiers was the last in a succession of handsome young favorites on whom the king lavished affection and patronage, although the personal relationship between the two has been much debated.

1915 – Jazz great Billy Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) is born. Planet Out says, “Although Billy Strayhorn was considered by many to be Duke Ellington’s musical superior, his refusal to stay in the closet forced him to take a back seat. Central to the jazz movement, Strayhorn infused his compositions with complex harmonies and plenty of soul. His willful obscurity brought him much pain, but it also served to fuel his creativity and boundless talent.” He was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. His compositions include “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Chelsea Bridge”, “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing”, and “Lush Life”. Strayhorn was openly gay. His first partner was African-American musician Aaron Bridgers (January 10, 1918 – November 3, 2003), who was an African-American jazz pianist who moved to Paris, in 1947. He and Strayhorn were lovers from 1939 until Bridgers’ move to France.

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1933: Close to bankruptcy after repeated Nazi raids and seizures of his publications and property, Adolf Brand (14 November 1874 – 2 February 1945) writes a letter to the Sexicology Society in London announcing the end of the Homophile movement he has led. He died in an Allied bombing raid in 1945. Adolf Brand, who began publishing one of the earliest gay publications in Berlin, said he was unable to continue. Nazi raids and seizures had left him financially ruined. Brand was a German writer, individualist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality.

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

1965

The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #1 on the U.K. Album chart, followed by the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins”

11-29-1968 Jonathan Knight – Born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an American singer. He was part of the group New Kids On 

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The Block. In 2011 he stated, “I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay. Apparently, the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption ‘I am gay’. I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected!” Knight has been in a relationship with Harley Rodriquez since 2008. The two participated in the 26th season of the reality show The Amazing Race, which aired on CBS in early 2015, where they placed 9th.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975

 Elton John scored his 13th Top 10 and seventh in a row with “Island Girl”, which was at #3, and  Natalie Cole with her first hit “This Will Be” at 8

11-29-1979 Simon Amstell – Born in Gants Hill, London, UK. He is an English comedian, TV presenter, screenwriter, and actor. He is openly gay and Jewish, which occasionally figures in his work. He is best known for his roles as the former co-host of Popworld, and host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He was also co-writer and star of the sitcom Grandma’s House, commissioned by BBC2. In 2014 he went on tour, titled To Be Free.

1979, Canada – A Quebec Superior Court judge rules that the Montreal Catholic School Commission did not have justifiable grounds to refuse to rent space to gay rights group ADGQ and therefore was not exempt from the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. The ruling overturns the province’s human rights commission’s second opinion in 1978 and becomes the first legal victory against discrimination since adoption of the gay rights clause in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the Constitution in December 1977.

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

1980

ABBA scored their ninth and last UK No.1 single with ‘Super Trouper’, the group’s 25th Top 40 hit in the UK. The name “Super Trouper” referred to the gigantic spotlights used in stadium concerts.

Barbra Streisand was still at 2 after owning the previous #1–“Woman In Love”,  while Queen was still at #4 with “Another One Bites The Dust

Guilty by Barbra Streisand remained second on the USA lp charts and at 5 The Game by Queen.

1981

Actress Natalie Wood drowned at age 43. (West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, Brainstorm, Miracle on 34th Street, Gypsy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Great Race, Sex and the Single Girl, Penelope, Inside Daisy Clover, The Candidate, Love with a Proper Stranger). The case has been reopened decades later with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken the persons to question.

1984: West Hollywood, the first city in the U.S. to have a city council with a majority of LGBTQ members, is incorporated in Los Angeles County. Less than a month after being established as a city, West Hollywood approves a gay rights ordinance.

1984

Band Aid released the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas”,

1986

 The Human League dropped with “Human” while Madonna peaked at 3 with “True Blue

1989 – Randy Kraft, a serial killer who murdered at least 61 gay young men, is sentenced to death in California. He was arrested in 1983 and remains in a California prison waiting for his sentence to be carried out.

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

1990 – Pres. G.H.W. Bush Signs an Immigration Bill Ending the Gay Ban

1997

Whitney Houston pulled out of a concert sponsored by the Moonies two hours before she was due on stage after finding out the event was a mass wedding for over 1,000 Moonie couple’s. The religious group said they had no intention of suing providing the singer returned the $1m fee she had received.

Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love was the #1 album in the U.K.

‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.

Higher Ground from Barbra Streisand debuted as the #1 album, her eighth #1 and 25th Top 10.  The best of the other new entries in the Top 10 was Yourself or Someone Like You from Matchbox 20.

Elton John held on to #1 for the eighth straight week with “Candle In The Wind 1997”.

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

2003

Beyonce, Bono of U2, Peter Gabriel, the Eurythmics, the Corrs, Jimmy Cliff and the surviving members of Queen performed at a concert at Greenpoint Stadium to raise awareness of AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa.

2004: Without comment, the Supreme Court of the United States refuses to hear arguments appealing the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that same-sex marriage must be allowed in that state, in essence letting the ruling stand.

2007: 

Uruguay becomes the first Latin American country to pass a national civil union law.

Viet Nam – First same-sex wedding in Hanoi between two men takes place though it is not legally recognized. The grooms, Dinh Cong Khanh and Nguyen Thai Nguyen, now live in Canada

Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards. The black-and-white film, which featured The Killers, David Bowie and New Order on the soundtrack, was shot for just £3m.

Morrissey was set to sue UK music weekly the NME after it failed to apologise for an article focusing on his views on immigration. The magazine had criticised the 48 year old singer and former Smiths star for allegedly telling a reporter Britain had lost its identity due to high levels of immigration.

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

religion is all about bigotry – who is in the “good group” and who is out – and religion is why people were illegal or property

the right to an idea is a good idea, but the contents of the idea matter

https://themedialine.org/mideast-mindset/the-tyranny-of-the-lgbt-community/The Tyranny of the LGBT Community – The Media LineAn alarming debate is taking place in Australia […]themedialine.org

https://radaronline.com/p/lgbt-community-sex-work-fear-for-lives-taliban-rule-solidifies-afghanistan/LGBT Community Forced Into Sex Work As Taliban Rule SolidifiesAs the Taliban’s rule solidifies across Afghanistan, members of the LGBTQ+ community are being forced into sex work.radaronline.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/11/28/from-zoom-latkes-to-a-sold-out-drag-show-how-the-queer-jewish-community-is-celebrating-its-second-pandemic-hanukkah.htmlFrom Zoom latkes to a sold-out drag show: How the queer Jewish community is celebrating its second pandemic Hanukkah | The StarLGBTQ+ at the J, a community building program from the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, is promoting the most queer-centred Hanukkah events since …www.thestar.com

Lesbians lost a role model…. and get bashed for being upset.

interesting how this is a soft porn thirst trap

but if Ellen, exposed nipples would result in the platform removing the image

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/elliot-pages-new-instagram-thirst-trap-twitter-drooling/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=1729a4b7d9-20211129_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-1729a4b7d9-430855381Elliot Page’s new Instagram thirst trap has Twitter drooling / LGBTQ NationThe actor’s shirtless selfie has everyone talking about how jacked he is now…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/lesbian-cheese-feta-rainbow-grocery-sf-16654463.phpIs this cheese lesbian? How a feta at S.F.’s Rainbow Grocery turned into an unlikely queer iconLesbian feta at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative has a bright sheep’s milk tang and an…www.sfchronicle.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/corrections-officer-endured-anti-gay-discrimination-almost-raped-suing/Corrections officer that has endured anti-gay discrimination & was almost raped is suing / LGBTQ Nation“They torture my soul. I’m being persecuted for who I am when I serve with dignity, honor and respect…. I’m treated like trash,” the officer said…www.lgbtqnation.com

Compulsory Heterosexuality… living one’s life in private vs public outing as a public figure one thing, and regular unfamous person another….

https://www.buzzfeed.com/pernellquilon/gay-delayed-coming-out-storiesGay Men’s Delayed “Coming Out” Stories“I realized I could still give my beautiful wife of 17 amazing years the life she deserved, with a man that wasn’t living a divided life.”www.buzzfeed.com

coming out was how we got rights and reduced the social marginalization..

what’s the point of playing nice with toxic families?

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/joy-behar-called-telling-gay-people-just-come-thanksgiving/Joy Behar called out for telling gay people to “just come out” at Thanksgiving / LGBTQ Nation“Just come out! See what happens,” The View’s Joy Behar told LGBTQ people in her audience for Thanksgiving. Was that “irresponsible…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for November 28

LGBTQ2 for November


BCE to The Suffragettes

1862, Germany –Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895), , a pioneer of the early LGBT civil rights movement, writes a letter to his family reconciling his spirituality and his sexuality. He wrote, “Good God has given me love oriented towards men. Asking Him to change that would be extremely anti-Christian.” Ulrichs was a German writer who is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement.

11-28-1898 – 01-21-1993 Lotte Laserstein – Born in Preussisch Holland, German Empire (now Paslęk, Poland) into a Jewish family (her father was half Jewish). 

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She was a German-Swedish painter and portraitist. She studied at the Berlin Academy of Arts and won the school’s highest honors. With the rise of the Nazis, in 1933, she was profiled as “a 3/4 Jew” and prohibited from exhibiting her work and was fired from her position on the executive committee of the National Arts Association. By 1937, things became so difficult for her that she moved to Sweden. She was successful in getting her sister out of Germany, but her mother died in Ravensbrück concentration camp (her father had already died). In 1938, she married a Swedish man, Sven Marcus, in order to obtain her Swedish citizenship. The couple never lived together as husband and wife since Laserstein was a lesbian, but they remained friends throughout their lives. In 2003 an exhibit of Laserstein’s work was held in Berlin. An exhibition catalog was written by Anna-Carola Krausse titled, Lotte Laserstein: My Only Reality. It was published in English in October 2004.

11-28-1928 – 07-30-2002 A.E. Dyson (Tony Dyson) – Born in Paddington, London, England. He was a British literary critic, university lecturer, educational activist, and gay 

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rights campaigner. In 1958, he formed the Homosexual Law Reform Society (HLRS) to repeal the law regarding homosexuality (The law was repealed in 1967). It was during this time that Dyson met Cliff Tucker, a senior executive at British Petroleum, a Labor Party councilor and a magistrate. They lived together for 35 years until Tucker’s death in 1993. Dyson followed Tucker’s final wishes and bequeathed the proceeds of their Hampstead home to Tucker’s alma mater, the University of Wales, Lampeter. As a result, there is now a scholarship and lecture theatre which is named after Tucker and a Fellowship in Poetry named for Dyson. In July 2002, Dyson died from leukemia.

1932 – Margaret “Midge” Costanza (November 28, 1932 – March 23, 2010) was an AmericanPresidential advisorsocial and political activist. A lifelong champion of gay and women’s rights, she was known for her wit, outspoken manner and commitment to her convictions.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1944

The MGM movie musical “Meet Me in St. Louis,” starring Judy Garland opened in New York.

 1944 – Rita Mae Brown (born 28 November 1944), is born. She is an American writer, activist, and feminist, best known for her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter. Starting in 1973, Brown lived in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. In 1978, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where she lived briefly with American author, screenwriter and actor, Fannie Flagg (born September 21, 1944), whom she met at a party hosted by Marlo Thomas. They later broke up due to, according to Brown, “generational differences.” In 1979 Brown met and fell in love with tennis champion Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956). In 1980 they bought a horse farm in Charlottesville where they lived together until their breakup over Navratilova’s then concern that coming out would hurt her application for US citizenship. Brown still lives on the estate in Charlottesville.

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1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

November 28, 1954

Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Let’s Have Another Party.’ Atwell was the first black artist to reach No.1 in the UK and the first black artist to sell a million records.

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

1964

People by newcomer Barbra Streisand was the #1 album for a fifth week on the USA charts, The Great Songs From “My Fair Lady” and other Broadway Hits by Andy Williams was seventh and Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong cracked the Top 10.

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11-28-1969   Colman Domingo – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an American actor, playwright, television and stage director. He received an Obie Award in 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange and was later in the film version directed by Spike Lee. He starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest-running revival on Broadway. Domingo had a recurring role on AMC’s zombie series, Fear the Walking Dead. He also directed an episode in Season 4. At the age of 22, Domingo came out to his mother, Edith, while she was visiting him in San Francisco. The two ended up drinking in a gay bar. He also came out to his brother, who took it all in stride. Domingo said in an interview with Metro UK, “It’s an experience I’d like to add to the chorus, that these blue-collar, macho men, like my older brother, had the capacity to say: ‘I don’t care, I love you anyway.’ There are young kids thinking: ‘I’ll never come out because it’s too hard in our communities.’ But I’m saying maybe your story can be similar to mine.”  His one-man autobiographical play, A Boy and His Soul, about a young black inner-city gay boy and his complex family, won a GLADD Award for New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway, and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

November 28, 1974Elton John was joined on stage by John Lennon at Elton’s Madison Square Garden concert. They performed three numbers together, “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “I Saw Her Standing There”. Lennon had promised the flamboyant rocker that he would make a stage appearance with him if his “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” became a #1 hit, which it did two weeks earlier.  It would be Lennon’s last ever concert appearance, and that same night, Lennon and his estranged wife Yoko Ono reconciled backstage after being separated for a year.

1977 – Aspen becomes the first city in Colorado to pass a gay rights ordinance.

1978 – San Francisco Examiner Headline is “THE CITY WEEPS,” following the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

11-28-1978 Siri Hall Arnøy – Place of birth unknown. She is a 

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former Norwegian politician. Arnøy was a member of Parliament from 2001 to 2005. From October 2005 to January 2006, she was the political advisor for the Minister of Finance and a deputy representative for the term 2005 – 2009. She is openly lesbian. In 2012, she earned a Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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

1980 – The National Coalition of Black Gays holds its second national conference in Philadelphia

1981

Barry Manilow took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The Old Songs”.

11-28-1983 Rostam Batmanglij – Place of birth unknown. He grew up in Washington D.C. His parents are both Iranian and 

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arrived in D.C. in 1983. He is an American songwriter, musician, producer and is a multi-instrumentalist. He was with the group Vampire Weekend and electro-soul group Discovery. He is openly gay and talked about his sexual orientation in the magazine Out. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013).

11-28-1983 Omar Sharif Jr. – Born in Montreal, Canada to a 

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Jewish mother and Muslim father. He is a model, writer, and activist. He is the grandson of Omar Sharif. He received international attention from his ads for Calvin Klein and Coca Cola. In 2013, shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood was elected to parliament in Egypt, Omar published an open letter in The Advocate, in which he came out as gay and half-Jewish and questioned the new Egyptian government’s commitment to basic human rights and diversity. He is the first public personality to come out as openly gay in the Arab world. He faced an onslaught of condemnation, criticism, and threats of violence. Omar was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). From 2013 to 2015, Omar served as Eastern National Spokesperson for GLADD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Omar stated, “My grandfather didn’t care that I’m gay. Before anything, in the eyes of my grandparents, I was a grandson.”

11-28-1983 Tyler Glenn – Born in Temecula, California. Glenn was raised a Mormon. He is an American vocalist and 

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keyboardist for the American alternative rock band Neon Trees. He came out as gay in the March 24, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He discussed keeping his sexuality a secret throughout his life. Glenn says he’s known he was gay since he was a child. In 2014, he was featured as lead vocalist on Born to Run, a song on Afrojack’s debut studio album, Forget the World.

1984

Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U” became the fourth single from the album “Purple Rain.”

11-28-1986   Daniel Mallory Ortberg – Place of birth unknown. He grew up in northern Illinois and then in San Francisco. His parents are evangelical 

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Christian pastors. Ortberg is an American author, editor, and co-founder of the feminist site The Toast. His books include Texts from Jane Eyre (2014) and The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror (2018). Ortberg identifies as queer and in February 2018, has come out as transgender. In November 2018, he and partner Grace Lavery, Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley, announced their engagement. (Photo courtesy of kellywritershouse CC 2.0)

1987

David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.

on the USA charts,  songs: George Michael and the title track from Faith was #6

LPS: The “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack was still perched at #1 on the Album chart and Whitney, the second album from Whitney Houston at #8

1988 – A Dallas judge sentences the killer of two gay men to 30 years in prison instead of a life sentence because, as he later tells the Dallas Times Herald, “I don’t much care for queers cruising the streets.” The Dallas Gay Alliance joins political leaders across the country in protesting the judge’s decision.

1989 – A judge in Texas was censured for giving a light sentence to a teenager who murdered two gay men. He explained the sentence by saying that he couldn’t give a life sentence to a teenage boy “just because he killed a couple of homosexuals.” 

1989

Prince‘s song “Scandalous,” from the Batman Soundtrack, was released.

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

1992

Celine Dion had the fastest mover as her great song “Love Can Move Mountains” advanced from 95 to 65.

Whitney Houston moved from #12 to #1 on this date, the third-highest leap to the top of the Rock Era, for the first week at #1 with “I Will Always Love You”.

1993

Whitney Houston’s ““I Will Always Love You” reached #1 R&B for eleven weeks and #1 pop for fourteen weeks, a single from the soundtrack for the movie The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner, Houston’s costar in The Bodyguard, suggested she record it. It would become her biggest hit.

1998 – In Allston, Massachusetts, transgender woman of color Rita Hester (30 November 1963 – 28 November 1998) is murdered. The ensuing candlelight vigil a few days later was attended by 250 people and inspired the Transgender Day of Remembrance, observed each November 20th worldwide.

Visit GLAAD Transgender Day of Remembrance for more information.

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

2000

David Bowie was crowned the musician’s musician. Bowie beat The Beatles and alternative rockers Radiohead in a survey by the NME that asked hundreds of top rock and pop stars to name their biggest musical influence.

About nine million people watched a Madonna concert over the Internet. The 29-minute, six-song event was performed at London’s Brixton Acedemy in front of about 2,800 people. According to MSN.com the show set a record for such events.

2001

Elton John sets a new record for hosting the most concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he plays his 53rd gig there. That feat breaks the previous record set by The Grateful Dead. He has since gone on to add to the record with shows like “Elton 60,” which celebrated his 60th birthday.

2007

Billy Joel and Elton John had a concert grudge match into 2015:

Billy Joel Bests Elton John, Sets New Record At MSG | Billboard

2021

okay men are also sexually harassed – and who is the primary harassor? other men or women ? the article does not say

and the primary victims of sexual harassment are women

and the issue is not a women’s issue –

the primary issue is with men’s behaviour.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8405606/canadian-forces-sexual-misconduct-class-action-claims-men/Over 40 per cent of military sexual misconduct class action claims are from men: Eyre – National | Globalnews.caGen. Wayne Eyre said fixing the military’s culture is vital because the world is “probably more dangerous now than it has been since the end of the Cold War.”globalnews.ca

Ex gays” are queer adults who tried religion as a cure ,and religion is not a cure for sexual orientation

religion is why sexual orientation remains controversial

trans and de trans is a deeper internalized self loathing owing to social messaging.

there are “Ex-Ex-Gays” who return to queerness after not accepting themselves..

so person to trans to de trans…

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/02/detransition-movement-star-ex-gay-explained.htmlDetransition movement debunked: former leader Ky Schevers on why the anti-trans group is like the ex-gays.“It’s very similar to ex-gay communities,” she now says. “No one really changes.”slate.com

there needs to be a trans sports category – this is why hetero women’s rights and gay/lesbian rights are in conflict with trans

if there are more than two genders, then stop putting everyone not hetero male under women

https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/freeze-on-idaho-s-transgender-athlete-ban-faces-new-challenges/article_bba7ec74-09fa-53a8-81d9-68ab0ce7f5ce.htmlFreeze on Idaho’s transgender athlete ban faces new challengesIdaho’s law that bars transgender women and girls from competing on collegiate and K-12 women’s and girls’ sports teams, hasn’t been active for over a year. Now, the law’s defenderswww.kpvi.com

it is homophobic of trans to bash on gay men and lesbians for not dating them, being bothered by same gender dating and insisting on reverse gender role compulsory heterosexuality

it is not transphobic to not date a trans person, not attracted to is not the same as bigotry

and bisexuals vs pansexuals is a bizarre battle as well.

trans and pans do not get to invalidate lesbians, bisexuals, gay men and heterosexuals.

think of the children – who need to be protected from adults

https://www.cp24.com/news/government-to-introduce-bill-outlawing-conversion-therapy-for-adults-1.5684659Trudeau Liberals to reintroduce bill banning gay conversion therapy for adults | CP24.comThe federal government is set to table a new bill to ban conversion therapy on Monday, which if passed would outlaw practices that seek to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.www.cp24.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/legendary-gay-composer-broadway-genius-stephen-sondheim-passes-91/Legendary gay composer & Broadway genius Stephen Sondheim passes at 91 / LGBTQ NationFrom “West Side Story” to “Sweeney Todd” and everything in between, the public searches hopelessly for words that encapsulate the incomparable creative…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-gay-chorus-performing-again-1.6263742Halifax’s only gay men’s chorus is performing live again after 2 years | CBC NewsHalifax’s only gay men’s chorus is performing live again after two years and after already selling 1,200 tickets, they say, it’s clear, people in HRM are ready and eager for more queer entertainment.www.cbc.ca

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/stephanie-beatriz-interview-bisexual-b1964168.htmlStephanie Beatriz: ‘Bisexuals are so often presented to be super promiscuous’ | The IndependentThe ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ actor has hung up her handcuffs to play a magical teen in new animation ‘Encanto’. She talks to Annabel Nugent about queering telly, her struggle with typecasting and playing the Disney princess she never saw herself to be when growing upwww.independent.co.uk

http://www.adotas.com/2021/11/lgbt-is-shorthand-for-lesbian-homosexual-and/LGBT is shorthand for lesbian, homosexual and transgender. The “LGB” in this term relates to intimate orientation. – AdotasLGBT is shorthand for lesbian, homosexual and transgender. The “LGB” in this term relates to intimate orientation. Sexual positioning means a typically enduring design of mental, romantic and/or sexual tourist attractions of men to lady or females to males (heterosexual), of women to people or people to males (homosexual), or by women or men to …www.adotas.com

https://www.voanews.com/a/cameroon-says-citizens-abuse-lgbti-people/6330873.htmlCameroon Says Citizens Abuse LGBTI PeopleCentral African state’s government made comment this week after Human Rights Watch reported degrading treatment of LGBTI people and called on Cameroon to hold perpetrators accountablewww.voanews.com

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/opinion/2021/11/28/time-to-unite-for-lgbt-rights-in-thailand/Time to Unite for LGBT Rights in ThailandA foreign correspondent asked me earlier this week why it’s taking so long to achieve same sex marriage in Thailand and why we are not yet there.www.khaosodenglish.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/us/michael-failla-lgbqt-refugees-middle-east-cec/index.htmlSeattle’s Michael Failla became a lifeline for LGBTQ people in the Middle East – CNNThe callers reach out to him in their darkest moments — sometimes when they’re contemplating suicide — and Michael Failla always answers. He’s devoted his life to helping LGBQT people facing persecution in their home countries.www.cnn.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/11/27/family-acceptance-project-launches-online-resource-to-help-lgbtq-youth/?__cf_chl_rt_tk=uOTnrnxw8QQNJfA3O0EZLIjDkxVDSRvY.s2ma1l61.A-1638127081-0-gaNycGzNCf0Family Acceptance Project launches online resource to help LGBTQ youthFirst of Its kind online resource for LGBTQ+ youth & families to help decrease isolation, family rejection & mental health riskswww.losangelesblade.com

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Today in LGBT History – November 28 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov 28, 2017 — 1989 – A judge in Texas was censured for giving a light sentence to a teenager who murdered two gay men. He explained the sentence by saying …

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LGBTQ2 for November 27

BCE to The Suffragettes

111, Italy – Antinous (November 27, 111 – 30 October 130) is born in Bithynia. The Roman Emperor Hadrian (76-138 CE)  was smitten with the 15 year old boy  at first glance. From that time on Antinous never left the emperor’s side. On a trip to Egypt he drowned in the Nile. Some say it was because of a prophecy that had declared the Hadrian would die unless a sacrifice were made to the river.

 It’s been suggested that he drown accidentally or that he was an intentional human sacrifice. After his death, he was deified and worshiped in the Greco-Roman world. Hadrian founded the city of Antinopolis close to where Antinous died and started games in commemoration of Antinous that took place both in Athens and Antinopolis. He became associated with homosexuality in Western culture, appearing in the work of Oscar Wilde and the Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa.

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1700 – A new law concerning sodomy passes in the Pennsylvania assembly. If committed by a white man, sodomy was punishable by life in prison and, at the discretion of the judge, a whipping every three months for the first year. If married, the man was castrated and his wife was granted a divorce. If committed by a black man, the punishment for sodomy was death.

1784, UK – The UK Morning Herald newspaper publishes the rumor that the famous novelist William Beckford  (1 October 1760 – 2 May 1844) was sleeping with William “Kitty” Courtney (c. 1768 – 26 May 1835), the 9th Earl of Devon, calling the two men “the lowest class of brutes in the most preposterous rites,” and leading to Beckford’s ostracism. Beckford was an English novelist, a consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England. Courtenay was in his time considered a notorious homosexual and attracted infamy for the affair with Beckford. As a youth, ‘Kitty’ Courtenay was sometimes named by contemporaries as the most beautiful boy in England.

1835, UK – John Smith (1795–1835) and James Pratt (1805–1835) are the last Englishmen to be executed for sodomy. Under the 1828 Offenses Against the Person Act which had replaced the 1533 Buggery Act. They are hanged at Newgate prison.

11-27-1877 – 11-20-1965 Katharine Anthony – Born in Roseville, Lagan County, Arkansas. She was an American biographer best 

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know for The Lambs (1945), a controversial study of the British writers Charles and Mary Lamb. Anthony lived in Manhattan with her life partner, Elisabeth Inwin (1880-1942), the founder of the Little Red School House, with whom she raised several adopted children.

1931, Germany – The film “Madchen in Uniform” (Girls in Uniform) is released. It portrays a sensitive girl in an all-girls boarding school where she develops a romantic attachment to a female teacher. It’s one of the earliest narrative films to explicitly portray homosexuality. The German feature-length film was based on the play Gestern und heute (Yesterday and Today) by Christa Winsloe (23 December 1888 – 10 June 1944) and directed by Leontine Sagan with artistic direction from Carl Froelichwho also funded the film. Winsloe also wrote the screenplay and was on the set during filming. The film remains an international cult classic. It was almost banned in the US, but Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962)  spoke highly of the film, resulting in the film getting a limited release in the US in 1932-33. Prints of the film survived the war, but it was heavily censored until the 1970s, and not shown again in Germany until 1977 when it was screened on television there. Winsloe was a member of the SPD (the German Social Democrats, then largely reform Marxist in orientation), and was open about her sexuality.

11-27-1922 – 08-23-2009 James Lord – Born in Englewood, New 

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Jersey. He was an American writer and wrote critically acclaimed biographies of Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso. Lord appeared in the documentary films Malthus Through the Looking Glass (1996) and Picasso: Magic, Sex, Death (2001). He served in the United States Army during WWII, keeping his homosexuality hidden.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

11-27-1942   Marilyn Hacker – Born in Bronx, New York, the only child of Jewish immigrant parents. She is an American poet, translator, and critic. 

Her books of poetry include Presentation Piece (1974), which won the National Book Award. While attending the Bronx High School of Science, she met science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany. They married in Detroit, Michigan because of age-of-consent laws and because he was African-American and she was Caucasian. At the time there were only two states where they could legally wed. In 1974, the couple had a daughter. Hacker and Delany did separate, divorced in 1980, but remained friends. Hacker identifies as lesbian, and Delany has identified as a gay man since adolescence. Hacker served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2008 to 2014. In a review of Hacker’s 2019 collection Blazons, A.M. Juster states that “there is no poet writing in English with a better claim for the Nobel Prize in Literature than Marilyn Hacker.” 

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11-27-1943 Nicole Brossard – Born in Montreal, Canada. She is a leading French Canadian poet and novelist. Her writing shows her commitment to feminist consciousness, as well as lyrical descriptions of lesbian desire. She has published more than 30 books. Brossard founded a feminist newspaper and a publishing house. She also wrote a play, Le Nef Des Sorceress, first performed in 1976. She is an out lesbian.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

November 27, 1954

Sarah Vaughn made the hit list with “Make Yourself Comfortable” (#6) her biggest single of 33 hits.

November 27, 1959

A South African self-described doctor named Laurenz Johannes Griessel Landau made a pass at Elvis Presley during a facial treatment – resulting in a Military Investigation. Presley had contacted Landau after seeing magazine ads and Landau tried to blackmail Presley.

FBI files on Elvis Presley – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley – LA Times

Recognizing Quackery

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

11-27-1963 John Aravosis – Born in the United States, place unknown. He is a former American Democratic political consultant, 

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writer, gay activist, and blogger. Aravosis is also a first-generation Greek-American and has written about the influence his Greek heritage has had on his political work. In 2011, Aravosis received a tip that British oil giant BP was posting falsified photos to its website during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He analyzed the photos, then published an article on AMERICAblog proving that the images were doctored electronically. The story received widespread coverage in the media. He is out gay.

1967

Aretha Franklin released the single “Chain Of Fools”.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Marty Robinson (1942-1992) and Arthur Evans (October 12, 1942 – September 11, 2011) of the Gay Activist Alliance appeared on the Dick Cavett Show. Evans was an early gay rightsadvocate and author, most well-known for his book Witchcraft. He was a co-founder of Gay Activists Alliance. Robinson was an organizer for gay-rights causes for 27 years who was known for his provocative protests.

1970, UK – The London Gay Liberation Front mounts its first public demonstration, a torch-lit protest march on Highbury Fields.

November 27,  1971

Sonny & Cher owned the top Easy Listening song with “All I Never Need Is You”.

11-27-1974   Menaka Guruswamy – Born in India. She is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. She is known for having played a significant role in many landmark cases before the Supreme Court, including 

challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (1860). The petition was the first time that LGBT Indians actually filed writ petitions alleging violation of their fundamental rights. On September 6, 2018, the Court ruled unanimously that Section 377 was unconstitutional “in so far as it criminalizes consensual sexual conduct between adults of the same sex.” The Court also called for equality and condemned discrimination, stating that the protection of sexual orientation lies at the core of the fundamental rights and that the rights of the LGBT population are real and founded on constitutional doctrine. In 2019, in an interview with CNN Fareed Zakaria, Guruswamy revealed that she was in a relationship with lawyer Arundhati Katju. She stated that the decriminalization of  Section 377 was not just a professional win but a personal win as well.

1976

on the USA LO charts, Blue Moves by Elton John was third

1978, Canada – Parents of Gays form in Canada.


1978 – Harvey Milk is assasinated. Conservative Dan White, after discovering that he would not be re-appointed to his seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, took a gun and extra ammunition and goes to City Hall. He enters through a lower level window to avoid the metal detectors and goes to the office of Mayor George Moscone, who was supportive of the gay community, and fires four shots, two to the head. Those who heard the gunshots did not realize what they were hearing, giving him time to reload his gun and go to the office of Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected in a major American city, and fires five shots. Both men are pronounced dead. Tens of thousands gather for a spontaneous vigil. White is convicted on the reduced charge of “voluntary manslaughter” and sentenced to six years in prison. He is released after serving 5 1⁄2 years and commits suicide soon after returning to his family.

11-27-1979 Blue Hamilton – Born in California, city unknown. He is an American former music publishing executive turned singer/songwriter. On January 6, 2013 it was announced that he is engaged to actor Matt Dallas. The couple married on July 5, 2015.

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

1980 – “Bosom Buddies,” a sitcom about two young broke New York men who dress in drag to live in a low rent, all-girl hotel, premieres on ABC. It stars Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari.

1981

The British Phonographic Industry, with the endorsement of Rock stars like Elton John, Gary Numan, Cliff Richard, 10cc and the Boomtown Rats, places advertisements in the British press claiming that “Home taping is wiping out music.”

1982

ABBA owned the top album in the U.K. with The Singles:  The First 10 Years.

on the USA song charts,  Toni Basil moved to #3 with “Mickey”

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

1991

Freddie Mercury’s funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest, for 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery, West London, England.

1996

At the 17th Genie AwardsLilies becomes the first LGBT-themed film ever to win the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture.

1998, Zimbabwe – Former Zimbabwean President Canaan Banana (5 March 1936 – 10 November 2003) is convicted of eleven counts of sodomy and indecent assault. He served as the first President of Zimbabwe from 18 April 1980 until 31 December 1987. A Methodist minister, he held the largely ceremonial office of the presidency while his eventual successor, Robert Mugabe, served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. During his lifetime, Banana brought together two of the country’s political parties, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU), became a diplomat for the Organization of African Unity, and headed the religious department of the University of Zimbabwe. His later life was complicated by charges of sodomy—a crime in Zimbabwe—which he denied and for which he was later imprisoned. Banana was found guilty of eleven charges of sodomy, attempted sodomy and indecent assault in 1998. He denied all charges, saying that homosexuality is “deviant, abominable and wrong”, and the allegations made against him were “pathological lies” intended to destroy his political career.His wife Janet Banana later discussed her husband’s alleged homosexuality and confirmed it, even though she considered the charges against him to be politically motivated.

1999, New Zealand – Georgina Beyer (born November 1957) is the first transgender member of the New Zealand Parliament and also the first openly transgender mayor in the world. She is also among a very small number of former sex workers to hold political office.

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

2021

The government will also continue to reform the criminal justice system and policing. This is the moment to rebuild for everyone. The government will continue to invest in the empowerment of Black and racialized Canadians, and Indigenous peoples. It will also continue to fight harmful content online, and stand up for LGBTQ2 communities while completing the ban on conversion therapy.

https://www.macleans.ca/news/throne-speech-2021-governor-general-mary-simon-transcript/Governor General Mary Simon’s 2021 Throne Speech: Full transcript – Macleans.caThe Governor General of Canada opens a new session of Parliamentwww.macleans.ca

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/RHP-choir-director-nominated-for-LGBT-award-575815791.htmlRHP choir director nominated for LGBT* award – Winnipeg Free PressBrittany Mielnichuk is the artistic director of Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP), Winnipeg’s LGBTQ2*community choir. Recently, she was nominated for a Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce award as “an individual who is making a significant contribution to MB’s LGBTQ2* communities.www.winnipegfreepress.com

A customer of the Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, where the incident took place on its outdoor grounds, made a video of the incident with his cell phone and sent a copy of the video to the Blade.

The video, which includes an audio recording, shows a man using a hand-held flame-throwing device to ignite the rainbow poster, which was hanging from a cable and appeared to be mounted on cardboard or a thin sheet of wood. Bystanders can be heard laughing and cheering as the poster is set on fire.

The poster consisted of a variation of the LGBTQ Pride rainbow flag that included the word “love” configured from an upper white stripe on the rainbow symbol.

The customer who took the video, who has asked not to be identified, thought the decision to set the poster on fire was a sign of disrespect if not hatred toward a longstanding symbol of LGBTQ equality and pride.

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/11/26/virginia-tech-exec-burns-lgbtq-poster-at-company-party-then-apologizes/Virginia Tech Co. burns LGBTQ poster at company party- then apologizes“I’m mortified that our event was interpreted in this way,” said Nate Reynolds, the founder and partner of Hypershift Technologies LLCwww.losangelesblade.com

Netflix is not the first entity that Baranets has flagged for investigation. Just this week, she also called for a Moscow school to receive administrative charges under the same law because a teacher allegedly instructed fifth grade students to draw rainbows as symbols of Pride.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/anti-lgbtq-official-calls-authorities-investigate-netflix-promoting-gay-propaganda/Anti-LGBTQ official calls for authorities to investigate Netflix for promoting “gay propaganda” / LGBTQ NationThe streaming giant has not commented publicly, but reportedly reviewed their content and doesn’t believe any of it violates the law…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

This Day in LGBT History – November 27 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › this-day-in-lgbt-history-novem…Nov 27, 2018 — Those who heard the gunshots did not realize what they were hearing, giving him time to reload his gun and go to the office of Supervisor Harvey …

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Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement – PBS

Timeline of LGBT history in Canada – Wikipedia

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