LGBTQ2 for October 11

National Coming Out Day

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

October 11, 1956

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 11, 1975

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

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

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

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

1986

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

1987:

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

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

1988

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

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

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

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

1997

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

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

2005

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

2009

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

National Equality March takes place in Washington, DC

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

2010

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

2011

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

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

2013,

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

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

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

racism within the LGBTQ2? because it is homophobia against it

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

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

cited sources

Today in LGBT History  by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

October 11 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 9

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 9, 1955

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

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

October 9, 1969

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1978

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

A blog review of the review

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

1983

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

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

1987

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

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

1993

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

1993:

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

1998:

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

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

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

1999

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

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

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

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

2003

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

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

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

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

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

2013

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

2021

it is a continuation of previous centuries

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

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

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

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

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

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

no longer for or by lesbians or women

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

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

the qmunity needs to stop bashing on lesbians

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

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

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

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

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

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

October 8, 1962

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

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

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

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

International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day celebrates lesbian culture, community and visibility.

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

1983

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

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

1985

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

1986

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

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

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

1988

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

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

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

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

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

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

1994

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013

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

2019

Supreme Court of the USa article

2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for october 6


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1791: France adopted The French Penal Code of 1791, marking it as the first Western European country to decriminalize same-sex acts. (h/t Quist)

1851 – Charity Bryant (May 22, 1777– October 6, 1851) dies and is interred with her lover of 44 years, Sylvia Drake, in Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Addison County, Vermont. This couple is most strongly documented in historian Rachel Hope Cleves‘ 2014 book Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. Charity was an American business owner and writer. She was a diarist and wrote acrostic poetry. Because there is extensive documentation for the shared lives of Bryant and her partner, Sylvia Drake, their diaries, letters and business papers have become an important part of the archive in documenting the history of same-sex couples.

October 6, 1889

The Moulin Rouge in Paris opened its doors to the public for the first time. The cabaret is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

1928 – The New York Timesreported that George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells had protested the seizure of the lesbian novel by Radfclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness, by English customs agents. The novel had been published in France and was being imported into England.

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

1963 –Judy Garland sings with Barbra Streisand on Judy’s variety show. It is their one and only performance together. Neither are lesbian but both are gay icons.

1968: A group of 12 people congregated for the first meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church in Huntington Park, California. Founded by Rev. Troy Perry, who held the first meeting in his living room, the religious organization centralizes its ministry efforts around the LGBT community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 6, 1972

During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded ‘The Jean Genie’, which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie’s biggest hit to date. The line “He’s so simple minded, he can’t drive his module” would later give the band Simple Minds their name.

1972 – Antonio Molina (c. 1939–1991)and William “Billie” Ert (c. 1942–1976)marry in Houston. Ert, a drag queen, and Molina, a shipping clerk, received the license through having Ert dress in drag; the county clerk’s office did not ask for their genders and issued them a marriage license, which they used to marry one day later. At that time, homosexuality was illegal in Texas. Although it was later declared null and void by the Texas Attorney General after a long legal battle, the union made international headlines and became a media sensation. The failed lawsuit sparked Texas legislation that specifically defined marriage as between a man and a woman, which it had not yet done, and was seen as a large setback for LGBT rights in the United States. After the wedding, Ert was fired from his job as a wig salesman, but continued to perform full-time as Mr. Vikki Carr in local nightclubs. The media storm prompted the real Vikki Carr to meet Ert and Molina on CBS in Houston in November 1972, with Ert in drag.

October 6, 1973

Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Half-Breed’, the singers second US No.1. The single didn’t chart in the UK.

1973, Canada – In Quebec City the first pan-Canadian conference of gay organizations is hosted by Centre humanitaire d’aide de libération 

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

1983

Barry Manilow played a benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1984

David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Tonight’, featuring the single ‘Blue Jean’.

on the usa charts at 5 Cyndi Lauper was on her way down with “She Bop” and at 8  Madonna’s “Lucky Star”   Another note:  the debut album from Madonna reached the Top 10 for the first time–in its 58th week of release.

1989 – Just two years after its first public showing, the AIDS Quiltreturns to Washington, D.C. with 10,848 panels. At its premiere it had only 1,920 panels.

1989, Mexico – The Permanent Revolution Circle ZYANYA of Lesbian Feminists organizes this first three-day forum at the School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


1989 – In reaction to a small, peaceful protest against federal neglect of people with AIDS, 200 San Francisco police officers rioted in the Castro neighborhood, beating protesters and passersby, sweeping seven city blocks of all pedestrians, and placing thousands in homes and business under house arrest for the duration. 

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

1990

George Michael’s masterpiece Listen Without Prejudice moved from 22 to 5.

1997 – Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain is published in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. The story, later turned into a hit movie, depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1981. In 2007, the composer Charles Wuorinen approached Proulx with the idea of turning her short story “Brokeback Mountain” into an opera. The opera of the same name with a libretto by Proulx herself premiered January 28, 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, to mixed reviews.

1997 – The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case filed by Sandy Nelson, a reporter who was demoted because she refused to stop her off-duty campaigning in support of a gay rights initiative in Washington. The Washington Supreme Court had ruled that a law barring discrimination in employment for political views did not apply to newspapers.

1998: Matthew Shepard was tragically attacked, pistol whipped, tied to a fence and left to die. He would later succumb to his injuries in a Ft. Collins, Colorado hospital. He would die of his injuries at a hospital in Ft Collins, Colorado on Oct. 12th. Perpetrators Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with first degree murder following Shepard’s death. Significant media coverage was given to the killing and what role Shepard’s sexual orientation might have played as a motive in the commission of the crime. The prosecutor argued that McKinney’s murder of Shepard was premeditated and driven by greed. McKinney’s defense counsel countered that he had only intended to rob Shepard, but had killed him in a rage when Shepard made a sexual advance towards him. McKinney’s girlfriend told police that he had been motivated by anti-gay sentiment, but later recanted her statement, saying that she had lied because she thought it would help him. Both McKinney and Henderson were convicted of the murder and each sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

For details on the Matthew Shepard story as a whole visit here.

1998 – The Ford Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches for its programs targeting at-risk gay and lesbian youth.

1999 – Donna Brazile (born December 15, 1959), an out lesbian, becomes Al Gore’s campaign manager. She is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016, until February 2017. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter MondaleGeraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary. In 1999, The New York Times Magazine described Brazile as an LGBT activist who served on the board of the Millennium March on Washington. The magazine said she is “highly protective of her privacy” and called her “openly ambiguous” about her sexual orientation. Brazile is described as “openly lesbian” in the 2002 book Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook.

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

2007

Queen’s groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK’s best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite.

2010

The cast of TV’s “Glee” surpassed the Beatles for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act, placing 75 songs to the Beatles’ 71

2013

LGBT History Month: 3 Queer Events On October 6 | HuffPost

2014:  The Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals on seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. That means that meant that the lower-court decisions striking down bans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia should go into effect, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in those states and any other state with similar bans in those circuits. 

2021

https://www.macleans.ca/culture/in-a-comedy-about-queer-south-asian-identity-a-yogurt-pot-can-be-more-than-a-pot-of-yogurt/In a comedy about queer South Asian identity, a yogurt pot can be more than a pot of yogurt – Macleans.caBilal Baig, star and creator of ‘Sort Of’ on CBC/HBO Max, breaks down a pivotal moment in the comedy series about belonging

https://www.autostraddle.com/calling-all-believers-autostraddle-is-fundraising-for-the-queer-and-not-too-distant-future/Calling All Believers: Autostraddle Is Fundraising for the Queer and Not-Too-Distant Future! – AutostraddleWe have a Gay Agenda to fulfill! And we can only do it with your help! Also, do not miss these perks! We’re not kidding.www.autostraddle.com

http://yonkerstimes.com/bisexual-greenburgh-cop-files-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/Bisexual Greenburgh Cop Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit | Yonkers TimesBy Dan Murphy A bombshell lawsuit against the Town of Greenburgh, the Greenburgh Police Department, and 16 Greenburgh Police officers alleges a pattern of sexual harassment against Officer Kristin Stein. The allegations in Stein’s lawsuit include a sexual assault from a 2019 incident in the Greenburgh Police headquarters where Office Stein was learning over a […]Show Moreyonkerstimes.com

https://www.pride.com/comingout/2021/10/05/pro-baseball-player-keiran-lovegrove-comes-out-bisexualThese 41 Celebrities Came Out in 2021 (So Far)Elvira, JoJo Siwa, Colton Underwood, and so many more!www.pride.com

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/fashion/bretman-rock-playboy-magazines-first-gay-male-model-cover-fashion-7555374/‘I’m so pretty’: Bretman Rock is Playboy magazine’s first gay male cover model | Lifestyle News,The Indian ExpressTaking to Instagram, where he has 17.8 million followers, Rock shared some pictures. He wore the famous bunny ears, a bow-tie, black stockings and matching satin gloves, accessorising with a lot of blingindianexpress.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10059767/Faux-lesbian-Russian-pop-duo-t-T-u-confirm-comeback-plans.htmlFaux-lesbian Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. confirm comeback plans | Daily Mail OnlineRussian pop duo t.A.T.u. have confirmed plans to reunite almost 20 years after topping the charts with their mega hit All The Things She Said.www.dailymail.co.uk

people who flip through words as if casual labels…. instead of lived experience

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/topless-xr-protester-might-lesbian-25143727Topless XR protester ‘might be lesbian’ after split with ‘supportive’ boyfriend – Daily StarLaura Amherst has broken up with her long-term boyfriend after coming to the realisation that she ‘might be a lesbian’ because she just ‘doesn’t get turned on by men anymore’www.dailystar.co.uk

https://www.outsports.com/2021/10/5/22709943/mlb-baseball-playoffs-world-series-pride-swag-giveaways-rainbow-lgbtqThe 10 MLB Playoff teams as ranked by LGBTQ Pride swag – OutsportsSurprise! The Giants are going to do really well on this list.www.outsports.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dahliaadler/lgbt-lgbtq-books-books-freelance-freelance-books-bfdc-books16 LGBTQIA YA Novels To Devour This FallGrab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and get ready for thrills, chills, secrets, and a whole lot of feelings.www.buzzfeed.com

https://globalnews.ca/video/8247007/caring-for-lgbtq-seniorsCaring for LGBTQ Seniors | Watch News Videos OnlineWatch Caring for LGBTQ Seniors Video Online, on GlobalNews.caglobalnews.ca

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-58813525Ghana LGBT: Why high profile Ghanaian professors, lawyers dey fight against anti-gay bill – BBC News PidginFor July, debate bin dey ground on bill wey fit criminalise LGBTQ+ activismwww.bbc.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 5


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1513: Spanish conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers a community of cross-dressing males in present-day Panama and, according to reports, feeds at least 40 of them to his dogs.

1726, France – Diplomat, spy and soldier Chevalier d’Eon (5 October 1728 – 21 May 1810), who lived his first 49 years as a man and her last 33 years as a woman, is born in Tonnerre Burgundy, France. Doctors who examined d’Éon’s body after death discovered “male organs in every respect perfectly formed” but also feminine characteristics.

1840 – John Addington Symonds (5 October 1840 – 19 April 1893) is born. He is one of the earliest scholars of gay and lesbian issues. Symonds assisted Havelock Ellis in the writing of Sexual Inversion. A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies of writers and artists. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality) which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships, referring to it as l’amour de l’impossible (love of the impossible). He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 –Lani Ka’ahumanu (born October 5, 1943) is a bisexual and feminist writer and activist and a frequent speaker on sexuality issue. She is the co-author of the book Bi Any Other Name. Lani serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Bisexuality.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1959

21 year old Paul Evans reaches the Billboard chart for the first time with a novelty song called “Seven Little Girls” (sittin’ in the back seat, kissin’ and huggin’ with Fred). Along with his own recording career, Evans wrote many hits for other artists, including Bobby Vinton’s “Roses Are Red” and The Kalin Twins “When”.

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

1961 – The movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, written by openly gay Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) and adapted for the screen by George Axelrod, opens in theaters.

1969 – The Washington Blade publishes its first issue. At that time it was called The Gay Blade and contained hard hitting journalism and gay activism.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 5, 1973

Elton John released his seventh studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Under the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to the album in two and a half weeks, with John composing most of the music in three days while staying at the Pink Flamingo Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road has now sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is his best-selling studio album.

1974

Olivia Newton-John had her first chart topping album with “If You Love Me, Let Me Know”, which contained her third US number one single, “I Honestly Love You”. Elton John remained at #5 with Caribou

1979

Queen released the single “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

1985

at 3 on the USA LP Charts Tears for Fears and Songs From the Big Chair;  at #4 after 68 weeks, the debut from Whitney Houston, and at 5 Madonna moved up with “Dress You Up”

Whitney Houston earned the #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Saving All My Love For You”.

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

1984

Queen played the first of nine concerts at the Sun City Super Bowl, Sun City, Republic of Bophuthatswana (integrated into South Africa’s North West Province in 1994). The 1984 ‘The Works’ tours saw the reintroduction of older material to Queen’s live set, including songs from the first three albums.

1987 – Traverse City, Michigan, votes unanimously to repeal a law banning the sale of condoms in city limits.

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

1990 – Dennis Barrie, director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, was acquitted of obscenity charges after displaying a Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) exhibit.

1991

on the usa lp charts, at 5 Unforgettable With Love by Natalie Cole

1998 – The U.S. Congress killed an amendment by Rep Frank Riggs (R-CA) which would have barred San Francisco from using federal housing money to implement its domestic partner ordinance.

1999 – African scholar Ali Mazrui criticizes Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for targeting gay and lesbian citizens for harassment and arrest.

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

2010: Court of First Instance of Hong Kong dismissed a judicial review in W v. Registrar of Marriages filed by a transsexual person, which concerned the constitutionality of marriage legislation and the interpretation of the “one man and one woman” clause.

2011: California Governor Jerry Brown signs Seth’s Law, requiring school districts across the state have a uniform process for dealing with complaints about bullying and mandating that school personnel intervene, when safe to do so, to stop bullying.

LGBT History Month: 3 Queer Events On October 5 | HuffPosthttps://www.huffpost.com › entry › october-5-lgbt-hist…Oct. 5, 2013

2021

yes, we need human role models not just screen characters

we need opportunity for our real stories to be told, by and for us, not for or by heteros

https://www.cinemablend.com/movies/jake-gyllenhaal-on-stigma-of-brokeback-mountain-and-if-only-queer-actors-should-play-lgbt-charactersJake Gyllenhaal On ‘Stigma’ Of Brokeback Mountain, And If Only Queer Actors Should Play LGBT Characters Jake Gyllenhaal On ‘Stigma’ Of Brokeback Mountain, And If Only Queer Actors Should Play LGBT Characters | CinemablendShould a straight actor play a queer character? Brokeback Mountain alum Jake Gyllenhaal weighs in.www.cinemablend.com

tedious to those in the demographic that caused the conditions, most vulnerable groups and individuals are still waiting to be believed .

https://cfjctoday.com/2021/10/04/rothenburger-yet-another-apology-from-justin-trudeau-theyre-becoming-tedious/ROTHENBURGER: Yet another apology from Justin Trudeau; they’re becoming tedious | CFJC Today KamloopsKAMLOOPS – SO PRIME MINISTER Justin Trudeau has apologized to Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir for…cfjctoday.com

joking is bullying – pointing out reality is not bullying.

every person should be safe in the public square

but trans rights are rolling back the gains and protections women have achieved and the law needs to balance that

and academics know better than to say an idea can not be questioned

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/television/dave-chappelle-lgbtq-jokes-transphobicDave Chappelle Is Done With LGBT Jokes, After These Transphobic Ones – InsideHookDave Chappelle’s new Netflix standup special “The Closer” includes more transphobic jokes, even though he says he’s not against trans people.www.insidehook.com

academics is about discussing disturbing and divisive topics. it is the one place they are supposed to be civilly discussed

https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/some-schools-ban-pride-flags-lgbtq-symbols-in-classrooms-122794565659Some schools ban Pride flags, LGBTQ symbols in classroomsPride flags are now being banned by schools in multiple states as some administrators claim that LGBTQ symbols can be too political or divisive. NBC News’ Matt Lavietes reports on how this can affect LGBTQ youths.www.nbcnews.com

I can imagine the records transmen will shatter of men’s records

the same way transwomen are replacing women’s records.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/mr-gay-world-changes-rules-allow-transgender-men-compete/Mr. Gay World changes rules to allow transgender men to compete / LGBTQ NationThe directive will apply globally to all license holders who host country-level competitions…www.lgbtqnation.com

gay men and lesbians, now clothes from heterosexual, queer indeed.

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Today in LGBT History – OCTOBER 5 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for october 4


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1890 – Dr. Alan L. Hart, (October 4, 1890 – July 1, 1962), an American tuberculosis specialist, becomes one of the first female-to-male transsexuals to undergo hysterectomy and gonadectomy for the relief of gender dysphoria. Named Alberta Lucille Hart at birth, Hart lives the rest of his life as a man following the surgery.

1913 – E.M. Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) finished writing his novel Maurice which is about a young man coming to terms with his homosexuality. It would not be published until 1971, after Forster’s death, at the request of the author. It was published by W.W. Norton.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 4, 1957

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to achieve Earth orbit in space. Sputnik fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 4, 1970

Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit, 27 year old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel . “Me and Bobby McGee” would reach number one in early 1971, her highest chart success since “Piece Of My Heart” with Big Brother And The Holding Company in 1968.  Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single ‘Me And Bobby McGee’, and the 1971 US No.1 album ‘Pearl’. She was known as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” and as “Pearl” to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.

1971: W.W. Norton publishes E.M. Forster’s Maurice, written in 1913, but dedicated by Forster “to a happier year.”

1974:  John Water’s Female Trouble opens, which not only gives us Divine complaining about not getting cha-cha heels for Christmas, it also contains the following piece of advice from Aunt Ida, “Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you turned nelly. Queers are just better. I’d be so proud of you was a fag and had a nice beautician boyfriend. I’d never have to worry. I worry you’ll work in an office, have children, celebrate wedding anniversaries. The world of a heterosexual is a sick and boring life!”

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

1980

Queen started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’

1982

The Smiths made their live debut at the Ritz in Manchester England, supporting Blue Rondo A La Turk.

1983: In a landmark move, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) voted to support gay rights legislation. An excerpt from the resolution reads, “We in the labor movement don’t believe that civil rights is a special interest. It’s all our interest. It’s the interest of all of us to ensure that equality and freedom is extended to all the citizens of our country.”

1985: 

West Germany elects its first openly gay member of parliament. Herbert Rusche, a German politician and LGBT activist, became the first openly gay individual to be voted onto the German Parliament. A member of the Green Party, he would go on to serve for two years in the position. He also co-founded Homo Heidelbergensis in 1972, the first openly gay organization in the city. (h/t Quist)

UK – The Labour Party Annual Conference approves a resolution calling for the end of all legal discrimination against lesbians and gay men.

1989 – Graham Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) , co-founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, dies of throat cancer at the age of 48. Chapman came out in his book A Liar’s Autobiography. He was survived by his lover of 23 years, David Sherlock, and John Tomiczek who the couple adopted as a teenager in 1971.

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

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

2012, Puerto Rico – Professional boxer Orlando Cruz (born July 1, 1981), comes out as gay. Cruz became the first boxer to out as gay while still active professionally, stating that “I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man”

2013

HuffPo LGBT history article

2021

Catholic church in PR frenzy following Canada’s residential schools

https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/lgbt-lives-should-be-valued-respect-life-month-tooLGBT lives should be valued this Respect Life Month, too | National Catholic ReporterPope Francis declares that the Catholic Church’s pro-life stance could not be more important today, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandem…www.ncronline.org

What about 1. the jesus memo of no more human sacrifice and 2 do not judge?

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/woman-goes-viral-punching-pride-protestor-right-face/Woman goes viral for punching Pride protestor right in the face / LGBTQ NationThe man was praying “in reparation for the offense given to God by those who were parading through the town promoting and glorifying the sin of sodomy” when the woman just punched him in the face…www.lgbtqnation.com

this makes it easier to damage or steal our vehicles

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/now-lgbtq-people-can-get-better-parking-spaces-straights-losing-mind/Now LGBTQ people can get better parking spaces & the straights are losing their mind / LGBTQ NationAdding extra reserved spaces to the ones already singled out for pregnant people, the disabled, and the elderly, is a step too far for some people…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/10/04/bretman-rock-makes-history-first-gay-playboy-cover-starBretman Rock Makes History as First Gay ‘Playboy’ Cover Star“For Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community and it’s all so surreal,” said Rock, a social media influencer.www.advocate.com

overthinking or just going from one to the other end of the spectrum

this is why those of us with a lifetime of one specific identity try to date each other

and seriously, given how women are spoken of, none should bother….

https://www.hot97.com/hip-hop-news/hot-news/lil-nas-x-says-he-misses-p-this-gay-sht-was-fun-at-first/Lil Nas X Says He Misses P****: ‘This Gay Sh*t Was Fun At First’ | Hot97Lil Nas X Says He Misses P****: ‘This Gay Sh*t Was Fun At First’www.hot97.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/man-gayborhood-knocked-unconscious-lose-sight-vicious-hate-attack/Man knocked unconscious & could lose sight in vicious anti-gay hate attack / LGBTQ NationThis is the fourth time he’s been attacked in the past year as anti-LGBTQ assaults are on the rise in his city…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/04/new-eternals-teaser-introduces-us-marvels-first-gay-couple-sonNew ‘Eternals’ Teaser Introduces Us to Marvel’s First Gay Couple & SonGay geeks, it’s time to meet the MCU’s first LGBTQ+ family!www.out.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/lgbtq-people-need-wash-hands-kyrsten-sinema-doesnt-deserve-support/LGBTQ people need to wash our hands of Kyrsten Sinema. She doesn’t deserve our support. / LGBTQ NationWe may have to put up with the out bisexual Senator’s antics for three more years, but we shouldn’t for one more day beyond…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/181107/Man-on-trial-for-raping-lesbian-said-he-did-not-respond-in-time-to-clarify-his-genderMan on trial for raping lesbian said he did not respond in time to clarify his gender | The StandardA 30-year-old man on trial for raping a lesbian while "pretending to be a woman" said he was not aware the dating platform he used…www.thestandard.com.hk

https://www.autostraddle.com/coming-to-terms-with-my-asexuality-as-a-black-non-binary-lesbian/Coming to Terms With My Asexuality as a Black, Non-Binary Lesbian – AutostraddleSociety can make us feel like we’re flawed or like our relationships aren’t as valid because we’re not having as much sex as we’re “supposed to.”www.autostraddle.com

https://www.weaa.org/post/today-dr-kaye-legacy-black-feminist-lesbian-poet-audre-lordeToday with Dr. Kaye: Legacy of Black feminist, lesbian, poet Audre Lorde | WEAA(WEAA)— Dr. Kaye celebrates the life and legacy of Black feminist, lesbian, poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992) who dedicated her life to addressing injustices ofwww.weaa.org

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The Lavender Effect

uffPo LGBT history article

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 1

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1867, Germany – George Cecil Ives (1 October 1867 – 4 June 1950) is born. He was a German-English poet, writer, penal reformer and early homosexual law reform campaigner. He founded the Order of Chaerona, an underground society for gays and lesbians was formed as a way for members of sexual minorities to communicate and support one another. Ives stressed that the Order was to be an ascetic movement, not to be used as a forum for men to meet men for sex although he accepted a degree of ‘passionate sensuality’ could take place. He also believed that love and sex between men was a way to undermine the rigid class system as a true form of democracy.The society is named after the location of the battle where the Sacred Band of Thebes was finally annihilated in 338 BC. In 1914, Ives, together with Edward Carpenter, Magnus HirschfeldLaurence Housman and others, founded the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology. At his death in 1950, George Ives left a large archive covering his life and work between 1874 and 1949. The papers were bought in 1977 by the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1936, Spain – Francisco Franco is proclaimed Generalissimo and Head of State. His dictatorship lasts 40 years during which thousands of homosexuals are jailed, put in camps, or locked up in mental institutions for breaking the Vagrancy Act.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953, Germany – Klaus Wowereit (born 1 October 1953) is a German politician, member of the SPD(Social Democratic Party), and was the Governing Mayor of Berlin from October 2001 to  December 2014. He served as President of the Bundesrat (the fourth highest office in Germany) in 2001-02. His SPD-led coalition was re-elected in the 2006 elections.He was also sometimes mentioned as a possible SPD candidate for the Chancellorship of Germany (Kanzlerkandidatur) in the next German federal election, but that never materialized. Wowereit’s civil partner, Jörn Kubicki, is a neurosurgeon. They have been in a relationship since 1993.

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

October 1, 1962

Brian Epstein signs his management contract with The Beatles. John Lennon and Ringo Starr signed for themselves and Harold Harrison and James McCartney do so on behalf of their underage sons. The agreement gave Epstein a 25% cut of the group’s earnings provided that they made more than $400 each per week.

A new talent on the scene, Barbra Streisand, signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.  Although it was for a modest sum, Streisand had creative control of her music.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Connecticut becomes the second state to abolish its laws prohibiting homosexual acts by consenting adults. Donna Burkett and Manonia Evans, a lesbian couple, attempted to apply for a marriage license at the Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk in Wisconsin, only to have their application denied by County Clerk Thomas Zablocki. The refusal sparked a historic lawsuit, Burkett vs. Zablocki, in which they claimed the denial of a marriage license deprived them of Constitutional due process and equal protection. Though the case was eventually dismissed, it was one of the first prominent battles in the war for same-sex marriage in America, a war LGBT people are still fighting today.

1971 – African Americans Donna Burkett, 25, and Manonia Evans, 21, apply for a marriage license in Wisconsin but the application is refused by the clerk. The two women file a lawsuit but the suit is dismissed. They have a wedding without a license on December 25, 1971.

October 1, 1976

David Bowie begins a three year hiatus from music by moving to West Berlin in an attempt to resolve some personal problems.

1977

Elton John became the first musician to be honoured in New York City’s Madison Square Hall Of Fame and  holds the all-time record with 62 performances at the Garden.

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

1981 – The U.S. House of Representatives fails to pass a bill that would decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults in the District of Columbia.

1981 – The first issue of “The Newsletter” for lesbian and bisexual women is published in North Carolina.

1982 – Glenn Burke, (November 16, 1952 – May 30, 1995) comes out in an interview in Inside Sports. He was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player for the Los Angeles Dodgersand the Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979. Burke was the first and only MLB player to come outas gayto teammates and team owners during his professional career and the first to publicly acknowledge it. He died from AIDS-related causes in 1995.

1983

 Spandau Ballet moved from 13-7 with their only Top 10 song “True”, on the usa charts

1986 – The Roman Catholic Church issues Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons.” In the document, Ratzinger clarifies the Church’s condemnation of the “homosexual inclination” as a “tendency toward an intrinsic moral evil” and an “objective disorder,” and criticizes Catholics who have been guilty of “an overly benign interpretation of the homosexual condition.”

1987 – The US Senate votes 75-23 to allow the former hospital at Presidio Army base to be used for a regional AIDS treatment facility in order to meet the projected needs of San Francisco. President Reagan said if the bill were passed by the House of Representatives, he would veto it.

1987 – ACT-UP disrupts evangelist Pat Robertson’s formal announcement of his candidacy for the Republican nomination for US President.

1989, Denmark – Axil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011) and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) became the first gay couple to be legally married in Copenhagen. They had been together for 40 years, 32 of which were under a common last name. Ten other couples were married the same day. In 1989, Denmark became the first nation in the world to recognize registered partnerships for same-sex couples, nearly equal to (opposite-sex) marriage. (They do not include rights to adoption, artificial insemination, or religious wedding ceremonies in state Lutheran Churches.) On 1 October 1989 the Axgils and 10 other Danish couples were married by Tom Ahlberg, the deputy mayor of Copenhagen, in the city hall, accompanied by worldwide media attention. In 2013, Axel Axgil was named by Equality Forum as one of their 31 Icons of the LGBT History Month.

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

1990

Bette Midler released her single “From a Distance”.

1991 – U.S. freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (born October 1, 1991) is born. He is an openly gay American freestyle skier.

1991 – Abby Stein (born October 1, 1991) is an Americantransgenderactivist,author, blogger,model, and speaker. She is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, and is a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism’s founder the Baal Shem Tov. In 2015, she founded the first support group nationwide for trans people of OrthodoxJewish background. Stein is also the first woman, and the first openly transgender woman, to have been ordained by an Orthodox institution, having received her rabbinical degree in 2011, before coming out as transgender.She has not worked as a rabbi since at least 2016.

1993, Canada – An Ottawa court ordered the Canadian government to grant a gay federal worker – Brian Mossop – spousal and bereavement benefits equal to those heterosexual employees receive.

1993 – National Public Radio in the U.S. announced it would offer domestic partner medical and dental benefits to employees in same-sex relationships. The policy also included unmarried heterosexual couples.

1994 – Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, creates LGBT history month. He gathers other teachers and community leaders who select October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

1994: A coalition of education-based organizations came together in the mid-1990s in order to officially identify October as “LGBT History Month,” a period of celebration and remembrance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identifying individuals. It serves as a designated period of time in which we highlight the journey and progression of LGBT rights from the days of the Stonewall Rebellion through the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and beyond.

1996, Argentina – Buenos Aires police begin a campaign of raids on gay and lesbian clubs and arrests of cross-dressing patrons and transsexuals in an apparent protest against impending gay and lesbian rights measures. 

1999: Marta Alvarez was a lesbian inmate imprisoned in Colombia in the 1990s. She began petitioning for the allowance of same-sex conjugal visits in 1994, arguing that “her rights to personal dignity, integrity, and equality were being infringed upon by the denial to allow her conjugal visits in prison.” The case initially went to trial on October 1, 1999. In a landmark decision for Latin America, the Interamerican Convention on Human Rights ruled that the denial of conjugal visits constituted discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

2000

Madonna had the top album with Music.

2005, France – The first Transgender demonstration takes place in Paris. France later becomes the first county to declassify transsexuality as an illness, in 2009.

2006

George Michael was arrested for possession of drugs in London.

2009: Nevada domestic partnership becomes effective.

2021

lesbian culture has been ended by the trans movement, demographics are not self identified into, and words do not include opposite meaning.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2021/09/30/dinah-returns-palm-springs-30th-anniversary-lesbian-event/5933601001/The Dinah returns to Palm Springs for 30th anniversary lesbian eventFor the first time in its history, The Dinah is taking place in October instead of April.www.desertsun.com

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/01/in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-france-lesbian-couples-single-women-vanier-vpx.cnnWomen’s rights in France: Lesbian couples were denied access to IVF in France. Not anymore – CNN VideoA law allowing lesbian couples in France to receive fertility treatment has finally come into effect. While many are excited at the prospect of not having to leave the country for IVF, CNN’s Cyril Vanier spoke with one woman losing faith in the French government’s ability to roll out the reform.www.cnn.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10050087/China-BAN-video-games-feature-gay-relationships-players-moral-choices.htmlChina will BAN video games that feature gay relationships or give players moral choices | Daily Mail OnlineIn a leaked memo, Beijing has said it no longer sees games as ‘entertainment’, but instead as a form of art that must promote what it considers ‘correct values’.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/7-bizarre-gay-stock-photos-will-help-feel-normal/These 7 bizarre gay stock photos will help you feel more normal / LGBTQ NationGay men love to watch movies while half-naked on railroad tracks, right…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/01/hrw-exposes-lgbt-human-rights-abuses-in-ghana-kenya-and-rwanda/HRW exposes LGBT human rights abuses in Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda – Erasing 76 CrimesArbitrary arrests in Ghana. Homophobic censorship in Kenya. Round-ups of LGBT people in Rwanda. Human Rights Watch turned a spotlight on each of those abuses in recent days. These are excerpts from…76crimes.com

https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/hungarian-lgbt-activist-among-times-100-most-influential-4476434Hungarian LGBT activist among Time’s 100 most influential – Coast ReporterBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An academic and LGBT activist in Hungary is among the word’s 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine, for her work on a children’s book that set in motion a debate over human rights in the Central European couwww.coastreporter.net

https://www.newsweek.com/nasa-james-webb-telescope-1200-people-petition-protest-lgbt-discrimination-1634751NASA Won’t Rename Telescope After 1,200 People Protest LGBT DiscriminationThe space agency’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is due to push the boundaries of astronomy, but concerns have been raised about its namesake.www.newsweek.com

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Today in LGBT History – October 1 |   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT history HufPo

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1901 – Upon death, Charles Hall reveals to have been female. He was married to Guisseppa Boriani. Hall’s gender identity makes headlines nationwide.

1924 – Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) is born. He was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood(1966), which he labeled a “nonfiction novel”. At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced of Capote novels, stories, and plays. Capote was openly homosexual. One of his first serious lovers was Smith College literature professor Newton Arvin. Although Capote seemed never really to embrace the gay rights movement, his own openness about homosexuality and his encouragement for openness in others makes him an important player in the realm of gay rights nonetheless. Capote died in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on August 25, 1984, age 59. According to the coroner’s report, the cause of death was “liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.”[59]He died at the home of his old friend Joanne Carson, ex-wife of late-night TV host Johnny Carson, on whose program Capote had been a frequent guest. Gore Vidal responded to news of Capote’s death by calling it “a wise career move.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935 – Johnny Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is born. A beloved velvet-voiced jazz and pop singer, Johnny would come out to his public in an interview for Us magazine in June 1982.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 30, 1955

Actor James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant) died of injuries from a car crash at the age of 24, shortly after doing a PSA for safe driving.

September 30, 1956

Elvis, Gene Smith and Nick Adams (Rebel without a cause) flew back to Los Angeles, where Elvis and Gene checked into the Beverly Wiltshire Hotel.

1959, Paraguay – The first public action for gay human rights takes place after the Paraguayan government arrests hundreds of gay men without warrant and tortures them for being gay.

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

September 30, 1963

Sid Bernstein contacted Beatles manager Brian Epstein to inquire about arranging a U.S. tour for the group, which eventually led to Bernstein promoting the famous Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1965

 Shindig! a US music tv program features Donovan  along with The HolliesThe Turtles, Leslie Gore and The Dave Clark Five.

Blogger Nina Notes, Gore would reveal she was a lesbian in the 1990s

September 30, 1967

The UK’s first National pop radio station, BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the Government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn, from Radio Caroline, was the first presenter on air, with The Move’s Flowers In The Rain the first record to be played

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

On the USAS LP charts , Elton John edged up to 8 with Honky Chateau

1978

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had their second UK No.1 from the film ‘Grease’ with ‘Summer Nights.’ Seven weeks at No.1 it became the second best selling single of 1978, beaten by ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

In the USA  Olivia Newton-John remained in the third position with “Hopelessly Devoted To You” while at 6 “Summer Nights” by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

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

1983 – New York State sues a West 12th Street co-op for trying to evict Dr. Joseph Sonnabend for treating AIDS patients. He later receives $10,000 and a new lease.

1985: A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a 2—1 opinion written by Anthony Kennedy, affirms in the case of Adams v. Howerton that the Immigration and Naturalization Service did not abuse its authority when it refused to recognize the marriage of Australian Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams, under a license issued by Boulder County, Colorado in 1975, for purposes of Sullivan’s immigration. The couple leave the United States but eventually return, with Sullivan living as an illegal alien.

1986: Early results show that the drug AZT can slow down progress of HIV.  Jubilation breaks out—prematurely. “After six years of having nothing to do for people but hold their hands and watch them die, I got my patients on it ASAP,” recalls Dr. Howard Grossman. “We didn’t know that AZT on its own is only good for six months before resistance sets in.”

Blogger Nina Notes: AZT was created for terminal cancer patients and deemed too toxic for use.

1987

“Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black And White Night,” featuring Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, Glen D. Hardin and Jerry Scheff, was filmed at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.

1989

Cher topped the Adult Contemporary chart with “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

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

1991

 Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2000, Australia – Swedish athlete Kajsa Bergqvist (born 12 October 1976) wins the Olympic Bronze Medal for high jumping. She comes out as lesbian in 2011.

2003

An auction of the contents of Sir Elton John’s London home raised more than £1.4 million. An oil painting, entitled Madison Square Park, sold for £67,200, and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted by James Northcote in 1817, fetched £55,200. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.

2004: The proposed Federal Marriage Amendment fails to pass the United States House of Representatives, with a vote of 227–186 on House Joint Resolution 106.

2008: Ecuador legalizes same-sex civil unions with the passage of its new constitution.

2021

Canada – First Truth and Reconciliation Day for Indigenous Awareness, including Two Spirited

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/30/swiss-vote-highlights-europe-s-east-west-divide-on-gay-marriageSwiss vote highlights Europe’s east-west divide on gay marriage | EuronewsSame-sex marriage is now legal in all of Western Europe, except Italy, but faces fierce opposition across most of Eastern Europe.www.euronews.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/gay-iran-rape-survivor/Gay Iranian man raped by barista unable to report brutal attack due to cruel lawsA gay Iranian rape survivor has explained why regressive laws – and the threat of being outed – stopped him from reporting his attacker.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.yesweekly.com/news/out-for-the-evening-historical-exhibit-offers-a-taste-of-gay-nightlife-in-greensboro/article_a7d53548-215a-11ec-acab-a758316ae878.htmlOut for the Evening: Historical exhibit offers “a taste of gay nightlife in Greensboro”“Bars and nightclubs have been really important to the LGBTQ community over the years,” said David Gwynn. “Historically, their function has been somewhat akin to that of church in thewww.yesweekly.com

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1113639/gay-games-hong-kong-2022-postponement“Overwhelmingly positive response” to Hong Kong 2022 Gay Games postponementOrganisers of the Gay Games Hong Kong have explained that restrictions on travel and training were contributing factors to the postponement of the 11th Gay Games by a year to November 2023, and said the decision has received an “overwhelming positive response.”www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3150792/international-backers-gay-games-confident-hong-kong-eventGlobal arm of Gay Games confident event will go ahead in Hong Kong in 2023The Games were originally slated for November 2022 but were postponed due to concerns over Covid-19 travel restrictions.www.scmp.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/benedetta-lesbian-nun-film-true-story-catholic-protest/‘Blasphemous lesbian movie’ protested by Catholics is actually a passionate true storyCatholic protesters descended on the premiere of the “blasphemous” lesbian nun film Benedetta, presumably unaware it’s based on a true story.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://qvoicenews.com/2021/09/30/the-dinah-celebrates-30-years-as-largest-lesbian-circuit-party/The Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit partyThe Dinah celebrates 30 years as largest lesbian circuit party. It takes place in Palm Springs from September 29 to October 3.qvoicenews.com

https://stevivor.com/features/in-depth/steph-gingrich-lesbian-video-games-players-need-katy-bentz/Steph Gingrich is the lesbian all games (and players) need | Stevivor“Of the few queer characters that we do get to see in media — and particularly in games — it’s not often that they are doing well and that they’re getting what they want or figuring themselves out.”stevivor.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/9/29/22699590/joanna-lohman-wedding-lgbtq-melodie-george-washington-spirit-lesbian-marriageSoccer star & lesbian activist Joanna Lohman gets married – OutsportsThe Rainbow Warrior and Washington Spirit legend married Melodie George this past weekend.www.outsports.com

the oppression by heteros continues

and is assisted by Trans undermining within

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/30/russia-proposes-extremist-label-for-lgbt-feminist-child-free-movements-a75177Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements – The Moscow TimesRussia has launched a widespread crackdown on liberal and progressive movements in a bid to protect what it calls traditional family values.www.themoscowtimes.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 29

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1926: The Captive, a melodrama about a young woman seduced by an older woman (her “shadow”), creates a sensation on Broadway for its lesbian undertones.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1947

Dizzy Gillespie gave his first Carnegie Hall concert.

The Miles Davis Story (Documentary w/link) – Okayplayer.com …https://board.okayplayer.com › okpDamn, I would’ve never thought he was gay, bisexual, homosexual or anything other than … He talks about seeing Miles Davis tongue kissing Dizzy Gillespie.

1948 – Rope, an Alfred Hitchcock film with a gay subtext, opens in theaters. Based on the play of the same name by Patrick Hamilton and adapted by Hume Cronyn, it was inspired by the real-life thrill kill murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924 by gay University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 29, 1956

Elvis Presley’s double-sided smash “Hound Dog”/”Don’t Be Cruel” resumed the #1 position on the R&B chart. Elvis’ cover of Hound Dog sang of himself, while the original was about a cheating entire man.

RCA Victor, by this day, had received 856,327 advance orders for “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley.

Nick Adams behind Elvis on his new motorbike

Elvis and Nick Adams returned to the Memphis Fairgrounds for the Mid-South Fair

September 29, 1959

Cliff Richard becomes the first UK artist to have a Rock ‘n’ Roll hit in the US when “Living Doll” makes the Billboard chart, where it will peak at #30. Richard was long rumoured to be gay, is the only celeb cleared of sexual misconduct with minors, publicly has only admitted to being in love with Olivia Newton-John, and refuses in the current decade to sexually identify.

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

September 29, 1962

 “My Fair Lady” closed after a 6½ year run on Broadway. The show, at the time, held the record for the longest-running musical.

1963 – Judy Garland’s variety show debuts Sunday on CBS. The Judy Garland Show was an American musical variety television series that aired on CBS on Sunday nights during the 1963-1964 television season. Despite a sometimes stormy relationship with Judy Garland, CBS had found success with several television specials featuring the star. Garland, who for years had been reluctant to commit to a weekly series, saw the show as her best chance to pull herself out of severe financial difficulties.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973 –

W.H. Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) dies in Vienna at age 63. He was an English-American poet. Auden’s poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content.  From around 1927 to 1939 Auden and Christopher Isherwood maintained a lasting but intermittent sexual friendship while both had briefer but more intense relations with other men. In 1939 Auden fell in love with Chester Kallman and regarded their relation as a marriage; this ended in 1941 when Kallman refused to accept the faithful relation that Auden demanded, but the two maintained their friendship, and from 1947 until Auden’s death they lived in the same house or apartment in a non-sexual relation, often collaborating on opera libretti such as The Rake’s Progress, for music by Igor Stravinsky.

on the USA song charts at three Cher with “Half Breed”

September 29, 1975

Elton John released the single “Island Girl”.

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

1984

on the USA song charts at 4 Cyndi Lauper with “She Bop”, Bananarama edged up to #9 with “Cruel Summer”

1986

Madonna released the single “True Blue”.

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

1990

The album Listen Without Prejudice by George Michael debuted at #22 on the USA charts and had song #5 “Praying For Time” 

1991: California Governor Pete Wilson vetoes AB 101 a gay and lesbian employment rights bill, inciting what some call Stonewall II, a month of marches and angry protests across the state.

1992 – Actor, singer, and songwriter Paul Jabara (January 31, 1948 – September 29, 1992) dies from AIDS at the age of 44.  Jabara wrote Donna Summer’s Last Dance from Thank God It’s Friday, Barbra Streisand’s song The Main Event/Fight (1979), and co-wrote the Weather Girls hit It’s Raining Men with Paul Shaffer. Paul Jabara won both Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Last Dance from TGIF in which he also played the role of Carl, the lovelorn and nearsighted disco goer.

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

2004

 Bono of U2 addressed the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, England about AIDS and world poverty.

2005: Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California, vetoes the bill passed by the California Legislature on September 6 that would have legalized same-sex marriage.

2006: 

Canada: The Anglican Journal reports that Terence Finlay, retired Archbishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of Ontario, has solemnized the marriage of a lesbian couple—and that Finlay’s successor, Colin Johnson, has suspended his license to conduct weddings.

USA – Closet case Florida Republican congressman Mark Foley (born September 8, 1954) resigns after Instant Messages of a sexual nature between him and underage male congressional pages are revealed.

GLAD files and wins lawsuit on behalf of Rhode Island to allow out-of-state same-sex couples to marry in Massachusetts, the only state in the country in which same-sex marriage is legal

2008

Timeline: Notable Events in LGBT Canadian History – CBC.cahttps://www.cbc.ca › interactives › gayrevolution › time…– September 29: At an all-candidates debate staged for a high school student audience in Sudbury during the 2008 federal election, independent candidate David …

2010: 

Tasmania passes a bill recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed outside Tasmania.

2012: 

California Governor Jerry Brown signs SB 1172, a historic bill banning gay conversion therapy for minors.

2012

The UK press reported that there really was a girl who works down the chip shop and swears she’s Elvis’ daughter, after Lisa Marie Presley was spotted serving up deep-fried treats on a mobile motor called Mr Chippy. The 44-year-old, offspring of Elvis and actress Priscilla, donned an apron and cooked battered cod for the locals. Kim Scales, who owned the business, said: “Lisa Marie likes to see how we live and experience British life. We were laughing because the customers didn’t know who she was. She really enjoyed it.” The singer, had moved to the quaint village of Rotherfield, East Sussex, two years ago from Los Angeles.

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Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie working in a chip shop – Mirror Online

2021

Given that lesbians and gay men were oppressed by heterosexual owing to our not having procreative sex owing to our same sex/same gender respective sexualities.

which are no longer in the diagnostic manual and are a protected characteristic under most western nation law

the legal argument that the non procreative sexof Lesbians and Gay men sexuality is a hate crime or bigotry against persons with a body dysmorphia diagnosis of transgender, is foolish on the face of the claim

https://www.rebelnews.com/at_least_one_incarcerated_california_woman_pregnant_by_male_inmate_identifying_as_trans_womens_group_saysAt least one incarcerated California woman pregnant by male inmate identifying as trans, women’s group says – Rebel NewsThe fearless source of news, opinion, and activism that you won’t find anywhere else.www.rebelnews.com

it was heterosexual men who coined the phrases “homophobia” and “transphobia” to make their having murdered, raped and assaulted individually and in groups of “heterosexual” men vs gay men and transwomen

there is no word other than assault, rape and murder when hetero men do this to heterosexual women, bisexual women and lesbians

Pansexuals and nonbinary are new identities which have not been illegal by name and definition in law

so for anyone to claim it is “transphobic” or “pan” or “bi” phobic for a heterosexual, bisexual or a gay man and lesbians to say no to a date with a bi, pan or trans person is to very much use the word incorrectly

gay men do not have to date gay men who do drag, which is bashing on women, nor transwomen who do not appeal as males nor transmen as penis transplants, which is proven medically possible are not done and objects are not body parts.

and for bisexual women and lesbians, in particular, to be told we do not have a no to a date, with a person who is clothes away from a heterosexual, is not only denying our human right to choose who we have sexual relationships with, to name call and insist we ignore our own senses is gaslighting.

post op transwomen may be sufficient for heterosexual or bisexual males, but bisexual women and lesbians are aware of what vaginas are

sexual activity is not interchangable and nonprocreative sex between the same genders and procreative sex between the two genders in a sexually reproducing species are the only two options

anyone who avoids informed consent and cannot accept a no to a date request, and responds with the name calling and sluring, is admitting that no one should date them, regardless of identity.

there is a right to a no individually and by demographic definition

which may not be “self identified” into by those who lack the shared characteristics

words have specific meaning, which can not include the opposite

biology terms, legal words and for human rights to matter, not words that allow women to positively self identify. language is intended to be specific and commonly understood.

https://floridaphoenix.com/2021/09/29/lawmakers-propose-to-outlaw-lgbt-panic-defense-in-criminal-trials-during-22-session/Lawmakers propose to outlaw LGBT ‘panic’ defense in criminal trials during ’22 session – Florida PhoenixLegislation filed for the Florida legislative session that opens in January would bar use of the “gay panic” defense — arguments before a judge or jury that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity so freaked out the assailant that the assault was reasonable. The House sponsor — Democrat Carlos Guillermo Smith of Orange County […]floridaphoenix.com

meanwhile in the real world, and not academics, where an idea that may not be questioned by peers or at all, may be dismissed without consideration.

Just as atheists do not have to practise religions rejected, no one has to accept an idea that explains nothing, predicts nothing and cannot be tested, and also does not explain any better than what is more projection than substance.

UCLA Study Suggests Nearly Half of LGBT Renters Behind on Rent Fear Eviction Within 2 Months

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poland-anti-lgbt-resolutions-eu-b1929135.htmlThree Polish regions row back anti-LGBT resolutions after EU pressure | The IndependentThe EU had threatened to pull about £130m in fundingwww.independent.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/sisanda-gumede-south-africa-lesbian-murder/Defenceless young lesbian’s alleged murderer gloated about freeing her family from an evil ‘curse’South Africa’s LGBT+ community are demanding justice for a lesbian whose alleged murderer gloated about removing a “curse” from her family.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.nme.com/news/music/grimes-jokes-about-building-lesbian-space-commune-after-elon-musk-split-3058201Grimes jokes about building “lesbian space commune” after Elon Musk splitGrimes has joked in a new interview about her plans to build a “lesbian space commune” following her split from Elon Musk.www.nme.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/29/guardians-galaxy-bisexual-star-lord/Marvel abruptly cancels Guardians of the Galaxy comic featuring bisexual Star-LordMarvel Comics had abruptly cancelled the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series featuring a bisexual Star-Lord. The entertainment company’s comic division has dashed hopes of a bisexual, polyamorous Peter Quill,  the 1980s pop culture-grooving armed professional scavenger, becoming a mainstay. Marvel, without offering an explanation, has made the 22 September issue of the rebooted series … Continuedwww.pinknews.co.uk

https://screenrant.com/james-bond-new-actor-gay-ben-whishaw-response/No Time To Die Star Wants James Bond To Be Played By Out Gay ActorNo Time to Die’s Ben Whishaw shares his thoughts on an openly gay actor being cast as James Bond, stating he believes it would be extraordinary.screenrant.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/opinion/Roxane-Gay-Pass-Over.htmlOpinion | Roxane Gay: “Pass Over” on Broadway, and the Death of My Beloved Brother – The New York TimesEven when I feel there is nothing more any of us can say about our collective grief for the fragility of Black life, there can be a way forward.www.nytimes.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/29/colombias-first-openly-gay-congressman-to-seek-re-election/Colombia’s first openly gay congressman to seek re-electionMauricio Toro elected in 2018www.washingtonblade.com

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/tommy-kirk-child-star-yeller-died-79-80315322Tommy Kirk, the child star in ‘Old Yeller,’ has died at 79 – ABC NewsTommy Kirk, a child star who played in Disney films such as “Old Yeller” and “The Shaggy Dog,” has diedabcnews.go.com

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LGBTQ2 for September 26

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1887

Emile Berliner, a 36 year old German immigrant living in Washington DC, applies for a patent on his invention, the gramophone. The machine was the first to play flat discs as opposed to Thomas Edison’s wax cylinder apparatus. The patent would be granted in November.

1915 – Argenio Fanucci is imprisoned in Seattle, WA, for the crime of carnal knowledge.

1928

Operations began at Chicago’s new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, where work would take place on the first mass-produced, commercial car radio. In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola to the Radio Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting in Atlantic City. .

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

Sept 26, 1937

American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 26, 1956

Nick Adams opened for Elvis in his Tupelo Homecoming concert.

The classic image of Elvis and a stage shot showing Nick Adams, who was an opening act doing impressions of other celebs at the side of the stage: Elvis wore a velvet shirt, made for him by Natalie Wood’s dressmaker.

The show was filmed by Fox Movietone News, but the bad audio made it almost a “silent” movie, and is the only professionally filmed 1950s concert of Elvis.

1957 – Leonard Bernstein’s ground-breaking musical West Side Story (later made into the film by the same name) opens on Broadway. The musical is a modern remake of the classic Romeo and Juliet by playwright William Shakespeare. Historians describe Bernstein as bisexual and some conjecture that Shakespeare was gay.

Blogger Nina Notes: the original movie idea was teen idols lead by Elvis who insisted on Natalie Wood. Instead, the Westside Story soundtrack won the Oscar Over Blue Hawaii.

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

September 26, 1962

The sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Jr., Raymond Bailey and lesbian Nancy Kulp, began its nine-season run on CBS-TV.

1965 – In San Francisco, thirty people picketed Grace Cathedral to protest punitive actions taken against Rev. Canon Robert Cromey for his involvement in the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, an alliance between LGBT people and religious leaders

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In Los Angeles, Gay Liberation Front demonstrators persuade bar owners to allow gay patrons to hold hands.

1973, Canada – Toronto’s Club Baths opens at 231 Mutual Street. It is the first of modern gay-operated bathhouses in Canada.

September 26, 1975

The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in theaters.  Movie-going would never be the same.

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

1987

Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’.

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

1992 – Amid a bitterly contested campaign in Oregon for and against Measure 9, an anti-gay rights initiative, a lesbian and a gay man are killed when local skinheads throw a Molotov cocktail into their apartment in Salem.

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

2000, South Korea – Hon Seok-Cheon  (born February 3, 1971) comes out as gay and is fired from his acing role on the children’s television program “Popopo.” In 2008 he hosted a television program called “Coming Out” about the lives of lesbians and gay men.

2003

A report published on requests by artists to venues of their backstage requirements revealed; Limp Bizkit insisted that all the lamps in their rooms be dimmable while Mariah Carey would only have ‘bendy’ straws as she will not use straight ones. Van Halen insisted that back-stage celery is trimmed and not peeled and the no brown m&ms. The Red Hot Chili Peppers asked for a meditation room and a selection of aromatherapy candles. Barry Manilow requested that the air temperature in the auditorium be kept at a regular 65 degrees.

2013,

Mexico – “Boys on the Road,” the first gay travel TV program in Latin America, premieres on E! Entertainment (Latin).

In a poll by the BBC, the theme from Star Wars was voted Britain’s favorite film soundtrack, followed by “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” and “West Side Story”.

2021

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210926/the-week-that-was-benet-hires-gay-coach-after-all-haymarket-no-vote-eyes-to-the-skies-overThe Week That Was: Benet hires gay coach after all, Haymarket no vote, Eyes to the Skies overBenet Academy in Lisle offered a coaching job to a woman after it had rescinded a previous offer to her. Itasca plan commission votes against Haymarket drug treatment facility. Lisle’s iconic Eyes to the Skies Festival is ending for good. Beef Shack has received can open near its former location in St. Charles. Abbott Laboratories plans to reboot production of its rapid COVID-19 tests at a leased facility in Gurnee.www.dailyherald.com

the difference is trans, and why bisexual, gay men and lesbians get to be

https://www.insider.com/pansexual-vs-bisexual

https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/16235019/conservative-family-im-bisexual/How do I tell my conservative family I’m bisexual?DEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH I have just come out as bisexual to my friends, I’m scared of telling my family. I am a 17-year-old girl and my friends have been really supportive. But I don’t think my paren…www.thesun.co.uk

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/573580-bisexual-women-more-likely-to-report-experiencing-non-voluntary-or-forcedBisexual women more likely to report experiencing non-consensual sex: CDC study | TheHillA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Thursday found bisexual women to be more likely to report experiencing male-perpetrated, “non-voluntary” or “forced” vaginal intercourse in their lifthehill.com

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/ry-russo-young-hbo-nuclear-family-1235017727/THR Next Big Thing: Ry Russo-Young on HBO Doc ‘Nuclear Family’ – The Hollywood ReporterThe director of the three-part HBO documentary explains her decision to get personal while telling a universal story.www.hollywoodreporter.com

https://screenrant.com/eternals-mcu-movie-rating-russia-phastos-gay/Eternals Receives Mature Rating in Russia for Openly Gay SuperheroSeemingly due to the movie’s gay superhero, Eternals has received an 18+ rating in Russia, making it the first MCU film to get a mature label.screenrant.com

if he was straight he would not be getting off teasing gay men

https://www.queerty.com/straight-dude-wonders-baiting-guys-grindr-make-gay-20210926A straight dude wonders: does baiting guys on Grindr make him gay? / Queerty“I don’t know why I do this and sometimes I’m confused by it…www.queerty.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/25/tiktok-gay-bars-lesbian-straight/Queer women are are calling out straight people who frequent gay bars on TikTokTwo lesbians have gone viral on TikTok after they made videos calling out all the straight women populating gay bars.

https://www.wyomingnews.com/features/first-gay-rom-com-by-major-hollywood-studio-announces-historic-all-lgbtq-cast/article_c7925e62-7068-50be-9957-26c5368c1880.htmlFirst gay rom-com by major Hollywood studio announces historic all-LGBTQ cast | Features | wyomingnews.comBilly Eichner is having a gay ol’ time.www.wyomingnews.com

https://www.laprensalatina.com/activists-protest-discrimination-against-gay-couple-in-caracas-pizzeria/Activists protest ‘discrimination’ against gay couple in Caracas pizzeria – La Prensa Latina MediaCaracas, Sep 25 (EFE).- Activists, human rights defenders and members of the LGBTQ+ community protested on Saturday against what was described as “discrimination” faced by two young people the previous night at a karaoke pizzeria in Caracas. “I have just experienced an act of discrimination. At #VeraPizza in Chacao, they just told me that I …www.laprensalatina.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/kenya-film-board-bans-gay-documentary-calling-it-an-affront-2021-09-24/Kenya film board bans gay documentary, calling it “an affront” | ReutersKenya has banned a documentary about a gay Kenyan man’s struggle to be accepted by his family and country, saying it was blasphemous and an affront to the constitution.www.reuters.com

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