Louis-François Roubiliac’s monument to George Frideric Handel is unveiled at Westminster Abbey in London
Billie Holiday recorded “Billie’s Blues
The US music show Your Hit Parade premiered on NBC-TV. The program, which featured vocalists covering the top hits of the week, had been on radio since 1935. It moved to CBS in 1958 but was canceled the following year, unable to cope with the rising popularity of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Sonny & Cher debuted on the chart, They would score 20 hits over the next eight years.
David Bowie played the first of five dates at The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the recordings of which made up the David Live album released later that year. The album catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans.
Dolly Parton began a tour, her first major tour in 10 years, at the Irving Plaza in New York City.
Arista Records announced a September release date for Barry Manilow‘s next album, “The Greatest Songs of the Seventies”. This was his third volume of decade-driven, covers albums, the first two of which sold nearly 1.7 million copies in the United States combined.
https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1460113/Elvis-Presley-movie-Follow-That-Dream-Anne-Helm-Billy-SmithElvis Follow That Dream: The King’s male cousin doubled for Anne Helm with balloon breasts | Films | Entertainment | Express.co.ukELVIS PRESLEY movie Follow That Dream saw The King’s cousin Billy Smith double for co-star Anne Helm with a wig and balloon breasts.www.express.co.uk
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/09/raffaella-carra-italian-cultural-institution-and-lgbt-icon-laid-to-rest-in-romeRaffaella Carrà, Italian cultural institution and LGBT icon, laid to rest in Rome | Italy | The GuardianThousands in streets to mourn television star, actor and singer as funeral is broadcast live on TVwww.theguardian.com
https://columbiabasinherald.com/news/2021/jul/10/chinese-social-media-giant-wechat-shuts-lgbt-2/Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts | Columbia Basin HeraldBANGKOK (AP) — China’s most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content.Show Morecolumbiabasinherald.com
https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3140330/when-will-hong-kong-fully-protect-its-lgbt-community-discriminationWhen will Hong Kong fully protect its LGBT community from discrimination?Thirty years after Hong Kong decriminalised same-sex sexual acts between consenting male adults in private, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation persists.www.scmp.com
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/blood-ban-health-canada-federal-court-1.6064676Federal judge rejects Health Canada’s claim it has no role in barring gay men from donating blood | CBC NewsA Federal Court judge has dismissed the federal government’s claim that Health Canada has no say in the rule barring men from donating blood if they’ve recently had sex with other men — clearing the way for a human rights inquiry to continue. www.cbc.ca
https://www.timesofisrael.com/participants-attacked-during-lgbt-event-in-west-bank-settlement/Participants attacked during LGBT event in West Bank settlement | The Times of IsraelSuspects, reportedly dressed like the ultranationalist ‘hilltop youth,’ are still at large after shooting pepper spray, throwing eggs at participants in Ariel, injuring threewww.timesofisrael.com
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/varc-sro070821.phpStudy reports on experiences of LGB Vietnam-era veterans | EurekAlert! Science NewsA new analysis of data from the Vietnam era found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual Veterans who served in the war are reporting PTSD and poorer mental health more often than their heterosexual counterparts.www.eurekalert.org
He is not a lesbian….
https://www.delta-optimist.com/the-mix/paul-verhoeven-blesses-cannes-with-lesbian-nun-drama-3945878Paul Verhoeven blesses Cannes with lesbian nun drama – Delta OptimistCANNES, France (AP) — The veteran provocateur Paul Verhoeven premiered his lesbian nun drama “Benedetta” at the Cannes Film Festival with a solemn vow to resurrect sexuality in movies.www.delta-optimist.com
The Basic Instinct and Showgirls director, who has also long drawn the ire of feminists, told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival that he had nothing to be ashamed of.
He is not a lesbian.. .again…
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3140649/director-paul-verhoeven-hits-back-fury-over-his-cannes-lesbianDirector Paul Verhoeven hits back at fury over his Cannes lesbian nun filmThe big-budget film, which delights in its rather obvious eroticism, is in the running for Cannes top prize, the Palme d’Or.www.scmp.com
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/steal-pride-flag-carabiners/Video: Dude tries to steal Pride flag, gets outsmarted by lesbian’s carabiner trickA man attempting to steal a stranger’s Pride flag was caught on camera being outsmarted by a pair of carabiners.www.dailydot.com