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July 10 for LGBTQ2


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.

2021 Follow That Dream: The King’s male cousin doubled for Anne Helm with balloon breasts | Films | Entertainment | PRESLEY movie Follow That Dream saw The King’s cousin Billy Smith double for co-star Anne Helm with a wig and balloon 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 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 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 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. 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 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

He is not a lesbian…. 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

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… 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’ 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


July 9 for LGBTQ2

July 9, 1971

David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock ‘n’ roll singer Vince Taylor, whom Bowie met after Taylor had had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.


Barry Manilow was up to 3 with “Looks Like We Made It”

Barbra Streisand had her 23rd hit but only her fifth Top 10 with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.


The Pretenders began a tour of the U.K. at the Smartyz in Chester, England.


The second Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” opened at Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater.1983

Culture Club fell to number 7 with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)

Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Fantastic!’, which went on to spend 116 weeks on the chart.

On the US Lp charts ,David Bowie at 5 with Let’s Dance,


Queen performed at St. James’ Park in Newcastle uponTyne, England.


 Faith from George Michael was hanging around at 3  on the US LP charts

 the Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was #4.

Sade’s fine album Stronger Than Pride was 8, Tracy Chapman’s debut was beginning to be discovered at #9 and More Dirty Dancing from the movie was #10.


Elton John moved into the Top 10 with “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, his 60th career hit and 26th Top 10 song.


Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.


The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their “Black & Blue World Tour 2001.” The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.


David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat “an acutely blocked artery”. The star’s cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.


Elton John told the British tabloid The Sun that he considered himself lucky to be alive after unknowingly battling appendicitis. The Rocket Man played through the pain during a series of concerts before seeking medical attention. He told the press, “I’m lucky to be alive. I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time.

2021 EU-Hungary row over an anti-LGBTQ law is a clash of cultures that underpins why European integration will never work — RT Op-edHungary’s controversial law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors is none of the EU’s business, and Brussels’ attempts to interfere in its internal affairs with a sense of moral superiority is akin to

meanwhile in canada Council approves LGBTQ community centre and social housing tower on Davie Street | UrbanizedA 17-storey, mass timber, Passive House tower at 1190 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver will have 154 social housing units and’s first female, LGBTQ grand chief wants to focus on healing, unity | CBC NewsOver the weekend, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, 41, became the first woman and first person who identifies as LGBTQ to be elected to the post, replacing former grand chief Joe Norton, who died last resources needed for LGBTQ South Asians ready to come out as gay, advocate says | CBC NewsDakshima Haputhanthri’s parents wondered if it was Canada that made their daughter gay. Trying to come to terms with the news, something had to be to

July 8 for LGBTQ2

July 8, 1967

“Respect” from Aretha Franklin, spent its eighth week at the top on this date. 


“Rocket Man” by Elton John, was number 7

July 8, 1974

David Bowie releases David Live, recorded at Tower Theater in Philadelphia. It is Bowie’s first official live album.


ABBA had #3 with “Take A Chance On Me”.

, the Soundtrack to “Grease” at #9 on th eLP charts


After signing with Island Records, the B-52s make their live debut at London’s Lyceum Ballroom.


Playboy magazine runs a nude pictorial of Madonna, using black and white photos of her that were taken in 1977. Cover notes announced: Madonna Nude. Unlike a Virgin… for the very first time.


David Bowie was forced to cancel several concerts after having emergency heart surgery. 


Queen guitarist Brian May made a “substantial” donation to save hedgehogs from slaughter in the Outer Hebrides. Although the exact amount was not revealed it was said to be enough to pay for the rescue of hundreds of hedgehogs from the Uists, where Scottish Natural Heritage has been culling the animals for the past four years. May’s money would go towards funding cash rewards for islanders so hundreds more hedgehogs can be saved.


with or without balancing women’s rights? passes Transgender Equality Law; protests engulf country after homophobic murder – People’s World“They are rights, not wishes. It’s the law!” read the pink, blue, and white banner of the Communist Party of Spain as its members marched with the wider Unidas Podemos (Together We Can) coalition for Madrid’s Pride Parade this past

Stress is a known harm to humans

and Discrimination from stress impacts hetero women and LGBTQ2

especially needless stress Discrimination, stress may harm transgender CV health, but more data neededData on how stigmatization stress responses and gender-affirming hormone therapies may impact the heart health of transgender and gender-diverse individuals are lacking, researchers reported.In a scientific statement published in Circulation, an American Heart Association writing group reviewed existing research on potential drivers and prevalence of CVD among transgender and former rugby star Brennan Bastyovanszky recharges Vancouver Rogues | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyThe gay and inclusive rugby team offers a welcome alternative to those who are opposed to the use of homophobic language in male contact people arrested in connection with anti-gay murder in SpainSamuel Luiz Muñiz was killed in A Coruña on July

not surprised, hetero men are bothered by gay men and fetishize all women, bisexual women more successful at the ballot box than gay men, study finds<p>Last September, Marie Pinkney beat incumbent Delaware state Ikea’s ‘bisexual couch’ all you want, but don’t confuse hate speech with free speech | This week, I received a rather unpleasant email, subject line: &quot;Depraved homosexuality promotion.&quot; the life and loves of Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most famous bisexualOn what would’ve been Frida Kahlo’s 103rd birthday, we celebrate the visionary Mexican bisexual who remains a global LGBT+

I am guessing stress and more general health attention Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are THINNER than straight people, study finds | Daily Mail OnlineThe findings come from the 2011-2018 iterations of the Health Survey for England , which is conducted annually by the National Centre for Social Research and Biden appoints the first lesbian to ambassador-level position in history / LGBTQ NationChantele Wong will be the first lesbian and the first out LGBTQ person of color in history to serve in an ambassador-level position… Is Sending a Black Lesbian Democratic Socialist to the City Council | The NationA radical poet and educator’s come-from-behind victory over a machine politician complicates the narrative that New York Black moderates rejected a left Masc Lesbian As She Wants to Be: How Detroit Let Siena Liggins Unleash Her Queer Superpowers – Pride SourceEveryone thinks they know Siena Liggins. Originally from Saginaw but currently living in Atlanta — the 27-year-old artist has lived all over, really,

July 7 for LGBTQ2

July 7,1965

Sonny And Cher perform their new single “I Got You Babe” on US TV’s Rock and Roll show, Shindig.


Sister Sledge at #7 with We Are Family


“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.


It was announced that for the first time compact discs were out selling vinyl albums. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.


Lisa Marie Presley’s album “To Whom It May Concern” was certified Gold.


Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.  The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to “heal the planet”. Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London’s Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone. with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey.


George Michael expressed his delight after learning that English tabloid News of the World was shutting down. As a constant target of the paper, Michael declared that the announcement is “a fantastic day for Britain.”

2021 Collective Giving Queer N.B. Voices An Outlet | Country 94A New Brunswick music collective is providing a platform to release music by Queer artists. Moondrip Collectiv… Queer Representation in Video Games MattersQueer representation in video games can help people discover who they are and help connect them with who others are. Georgian protestors burn EU flag in capital | The StarMOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of LGBT rights clashed with police in the Georgian capital and burned a European Union flag that was hanging in front of the p… social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts – CityNews

we are an endangered demographic being erased

the lesbian separatists were right fight to save one of America’s last lesbian bars: ‘We’re like an endangered species’ | Life and style | The GuardianThere are only 21 lesbian bars remaining in the US – a vertiginous drop from 200 in the 1980s. The much-loved Cubbyhole is one of

get divorced first Abby: Woman is realizing she’s a lesbian but still loves her husband – Chicago Sun-TimesShe long has identified as bisexual but now is repulsed by their

July 6 for LGBTQ2

July 6, 1972

David Bowie appeared on the UK music show Top Of The Pops playing his new single ‘Starman’, his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The single peaked at No.10 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks.

July 6, 1973

In the UK, Queen release their self-titled debut album, along with their first single, “Keep Yourself Alive.” The album is released in America on September 4.


The B-52s release their self-titled debut album, featuring one of their signature songs in “Rock Lobster.”


A pair of Sir Elton John’s sandals was set to become the most expensive shoes in history when they went under the hammer for charity. Offers over £20,000 were invited for the Salvatore Ferragamo sandals to raise funds for Elton’s Aid Trust.


With 13 weeks at #1, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X breaks the record for longest-running hip-hop song on the Hot 100. “Lose Yourself,” “Boom Boom Pow” and “See You Again” all had runs of 12 weeks.


Global Pride draws more than 57 million viewers

Washington Blade–25 minutes agoLaverne Cox, Olivia NewtonJohn, Pabllo Vittar and Kesha. The event also highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement and the response to …

2021 over transgender athletes coming to a head – The Western StandardA recent petition was created via attempting to bar New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard from becoming the first transgender athlete to compete in the’s Jack Dylan Grazer comes out as bisexual, shares pronounsDisney Pixar’s Luca star Jack Dylan Grazer, who voices Alberto, has come out as bisexual and confirmed pronouns as he/they on in Spain flood city streets after 24-year-old gay man beaten to death in alleged hate crime | CBC NewsThe weekend death of a 24-year-old man has sparked widespread condemnation after friends of the victim claim he was targeted and beaten to death for being gay. The death comes amid a spike in attacks on LGBTQ MP fighting gay ‘blood ban’ says Parliament could have worked ‘better’ on C-6 – Canada NewsEric Duncan has spoken more about his sexuality in the past two years than he says he has in his entire

there is never enough lesbian, never mind space lesbians, No Thank You Grimes, Janelle Monáe Already Gave Us a Perfect Lesbian Space OperaGrimes says her next album will be a space opera about a lesbian A.I. romance? Nah. Also, behind the scenes of Batwoman season two, the search for Renee Montoya, the PLL reboot fills in its cast, why Fear Street is built around a queer love story, and more!