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LGBTQ2 for September 21

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1372, UK – King Edward II is killed (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327). The King was rumored to have had an affair with Hugh Despenser. Edward also had a close and controversial relationship with Piers Gavestonwho had joined his household in 1300. The precise nature of Edward and Gaveston’s relationship is uncertain; they may have been friends, lovers or sworn brothers.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1944 – Fannie Flagg (born September 21, 1944) is born. She is an American actress, comedian and author. She is best known as a semi-regular panelist on the 1973–82 versions of the game show Match Game and for the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which was adapted into the 1991 motion picture Fried Green Tomatoes. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay adaptation. In the late 1970s, Flagg had a relationship with American writer, Rita Mae Brown(born November 28, 1944), whom she met at a party in the Hollywood Hillshosted by Marlo Thomas. The couple briefly shared a house together in Charlottesville, Virginia, before breaking up. Flagg also lived for eight years with former The Bold and the Beautiful actress Susan Flannery(born July 31, 1939).

1948 – John D’Emilio (born Sept. 21, 1948)is a professor emeritus of history and of women’s and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1982. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1998and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1997 and also served as Director of the Policy Institute at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from 1995 to 1997. Jim Oleson, his partner since the early 1980s, died at their home in Chicago on April 4, 2015.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955

 America’s first lesbian rights organization, The Daughters of Bilitis, was formed in San Francisco. In San Francisco four lesbian couples, including Phyllis Lyon (born November 10, 1924) and Del Martin  (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008), found the Daughters of Bilitis, the first homophile organization exclusively for women. Forty-nine years later, Lyon and Martin would become the first same-sex couple ever to marry legally in the United States when San Francisco begins issuing licenses. Their marriage would be subsequently annulled by the California Supreme Court, along with more than 4,000 other couples’ marriages, in its ruling that Mayor Gavin Newsom was exceeding his authority by determining that it was unconstitutional to deny these couples marriage licenses. Then, on June 16, 2008, after 55 years in love, Lyon and Martin married again, this time legally.

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

1968

Janis Joplin announced that she would be leaving Big Brother And The Holding Company at the end of the year. The band’s musicianship had long been suspect by Rock critics. Joplin would later be backed by The Kozmic Blues Band.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1973

Olivia Newton-John had the top Easy Listening song for the second week with “I Honestly Love You” and #2 on the pop USA Chart.

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1980

Elton John signed a long-term exclusive contract with Geffen Records.

1982 – The Oklahoma Supreme Court awards custody of two boys to their divorced gay father, declaring homosexuality isn’t in itself grounds for ruling a parent unfit.

1985

With the help Of heavy MTV exposure ‘Money For Nothing’ gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single with the still to 2021 controversial lyric.

 Madonna made it seven Top 10 songs in a row as “Dress You Up” moved from 14-10.

Whitney Houston’s debut LP was #8

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

1993 – Actress Amanda Bearse (born August 9, 1958) comes out while co-starring on the television series Married with Children

1996 – President Bill Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage and defining marriage as “a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.”

1998 – “Will & Grace,” the first prime-time program to feature openly gay lead characters, premiers.

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

2001

America: A Tribute to Heroes, a commercial-free, live TV program was broadcast on all of the major US TV networks to raise money following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The show featured performances by Bruce Springsteen (“My City in Ruins”), Tom Petty (“I Won’t Back Down”), Paul Simon (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”), Billy Joel (“New York State of Mind”), U2 (“Walk On”), Celine Dion (“God Bless America”) and Willie Nelson (“America The Beautiful”). Accepting pledges over the telephone were Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. The broadcast and soundtrack album helped raise over $128 million for the victims and their families.

Blogger Nina Notes – unsure if this charity included the LGBT survivors of 9/11 victims, given the government’s payouts excluded LGBT.

2003,

Philipines –Ladlad or the LGBT Party is aFilipinoLGBTpolitical party, founded by Danton Remoto (born March 25, 1963). He is a Filipino writer, essayist, reporter, editor, columnist, and professor. Remoto was a first prize recipient at the ASEANLetter-Writing Contest for Young People. The award made Remoto a scholar at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. As a professor, Remoto teaches English and Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. Remoto is the chairman emeritus of Ang LadladThe party’s official motto is Bukas puso, bukas isip. (Open heart, open mind.)

 Canada –Soldier’s Girl, a film based on a true story about solider in love with a transsexual woman, is nominated for an EMMY.

2009 – Openly transgender Michelle Poley wins an EMMY as part of the CNN Election Center team.

2010 – Dan Savage (born October 7, 1964) and husband Terry Miller upload their first It Gets Better video on YouTube, to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth. Dan is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and activist for the LGBT community. He writes Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column. He has also worked as a theater director, sometimes credited as Keenan Hollahan.

2001

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/09/21/lgbt-veterans-discharged-dont-ask-dont-tell-full-benefits/LGBT Veterans Discharged Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” To Get Full Benefits – CBS Dallas / Fort WorthThe Department of Veterans Affairs says service members who received other than honorable discharges for their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status are eligible for full benefits.dfw.cbslocal.com

https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/19594271.malvern-council-discuss-signing-lgbt-equality-index/Malvern Council to discuss signing up to LGBT equality index | Malvern GazettePLANS to compare the way LGBT people are treated in Malvern with other areas will be debated tonight.www.malverngazette.co.uk

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/21/biden-highlights-lgbtq-rights-in-un-general-assembly-speech/Biden highlights LGBTQ rights in UN General Assembly speechPresident noted crackdowns in Chechnya, Cameroonwww.washingtonblade.com

Trans have divided the community by mostly fetishizing lesbians

https://www.ebar.com/news/news//309044Bay Area Reporter :: LGBTQ Agenda: New Gay Liberation Front criticized for stances on trans rightsThe New Gay Liberation Front group is not the same as the old historic group that formed after Stonewall — it’s being criticized for pitting some segments of the LGBTQ community against others.www.ebar.com

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LGBTQ2 for September 19

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1551, France – Henri III (19 September 1551 – 2 August 1589) is born at Fontainebleu, France. He was the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the House of Valois. Reports that Henry engaged in same sex relations with his court favorites, known as the mignons, date back to his own time. On August 1, 1589, Henry III lodged with his army at Saint-Cloud, and was preparing to attack Paris, when a young fanatical Dominican friarJacques Clément, carrying false papers, was granted access to deliver important documents to the king. The monk gave the king a bundle of papers and stated that he had a secret message to deliver. The king signaled for his attendants to step back for privacy, and Clément whispered in his ear while plunging a knife into his abdomen. Clément was then killed on the spot by the guards.

1906 – Glesca Catherine Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987) was an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945), silent screen actress and a legend of her time. Glesca met Nazimova when both were cast in a production at the Civic Repertory Theater. Glesca later lived with Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova’s home. Glesca lived there with in a villa on the grounds until Nazimova’s death in 1945. Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff (April 19, 1846 – March 28, 1916), theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Emily was married to Hume Cronyn, though they never lived together and Emily insisted the marriage remain a secret. Marshall and Woodruff are buried together at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942, UK – Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft, he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. His frequent collaborator and lover for forty-nine years was screenwriter William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Organized by activist Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), a small group picketed New York City’s Whitehall Street Induction Center after the confidentiality of gay men’s draft records was violated. Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), Renee Cafiero, and other activists, and representatives of the New York League for Sexual Freedom picket the Whitehall Induction Center in protest of the Military’s anti-gay and -lesbian policies. This action has been identified as the first gay rights demonstration in the United States.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 19, 1970

Lesbian fave Anne Murray enjoyed her fourth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Sydney, Australia – John Ware and Christabel Poll, founders of the newly formed Campaign Against Moral Persecution, Inc. (CAMP, Inc.) become the first gay man and the first lesbian, respectively, to come out in the country’s history when an interview featuring them is published in the newspaper The Australian. 

1975

Queen signed John Reid, manager of Elton John, to be their manager as well.

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1985

A US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convenes to discuss the “contents of music and the lyrics of records” following pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center.  the recording industry eventually agreed to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.

1987

The third annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with John Mellencamp, John Denver, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Lou Reed among the performers.

Whitney Houston climbed to #1 on the AC chart with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was the new #1 album, and at number 8  Whitney by Whitney Houston on the USA LP Charts

1988

Erasure’s “A Little Respect” was released.

Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is injured during the Seoul Olympics. His head strikes the springboard during the preliminary rounds, leading to a concussion. He completed the preliminaries despite his injury. He then earned the highest single score of the qualifying round for his next dive and repeated the dive during the finals, earning the gold medal by a margin of 25 points.

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

1992

“The One” was released by Elton John.

 1997 

VH1 aired “Storytellers” live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

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

2000

Madonna‘s album “Music” was released.

The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each. (Blogger Nina wonders where The Beatles are on this list)

2003, Belize – Same-sex sexual activity is banned with a 10-year jail sentence if caught.

2008, 
George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in the Hampstead Heath area of London for possession of Class A and C drugs. He was taken to a local police station and cautioned for controlled substance possession.

2009
Whitney Houston returned to #1 on the Album chart for the first time in 17 years with I Look To You.

2014, A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had “too much colour” already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher’s long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar.

2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-18/china-s-crackdown-sets-sights-on-lgbtq-citizens-gamers-effeminate-menChina’s Crackdown Sets Sights on LGBTQ Citizens, Gamers, Effeminate MenXi’s new China means conformity at all costs. That means the space for minorities and misfits of any type is closing fast in a society where the image of a model citizen is becoming more tightly defined.www.bloomberg.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/lgbt-issues-missing-federal-election-1.6178731LGBTQ issues lacking in federal election, say voters from Sask. community | CBC NewsLGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to their community during the election campaign.www.cbc.ca

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/09/19/black-powder-used-in-maguindanao-blast-that-targeted-lgbt-volleyball-players/‘Black powder’ used in Maguindanao blast that targeted LGBT volleyball players | Rene AcostaA HOMEMADE bomb made up of “black powder” was used for an explosion that killed one person and wounded seven others in Datu Piang in Maguindanao, authorities said on Sunday as they continued to investigate the blast. Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar, spokesman of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion, said the…businessmirror.com.ph

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lgbt-veterans-booted-out-army-25017573LGBT veterans booted out of army for being gay win right to lay wreath at Cenotaph – Mirror OnlineUp to 20,000 servicemen and women were dismissed from the armed forces for being gay and some had their medals stripped – now LGBT support group Fighting With Pride has won the right to join the march-pastwww.mirror.co.uk

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thousands-march-ukraine-lgbt-rights-safety-80107859Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety – ABC NewsSome 7,000 people have gathered in Ukrainian capital for the annual March for Equality in support of the rights of the country’s LGBT communityabcnews.go.com

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Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

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1931 – Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), possible intersex and the recipient of the first sex-reassignment surgery, dies. She married Gerda Gottlieb in 1904 in Denmark, a marriage that the King of Denmark invalidated in 1930 in Germany. Lili dies of post-surgical complications as her body rejects her new uterus. The film The Danish Girl is based on her story. In 1932, Man Into Woman, the Story of Lili Elbe’s Life is published.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 13, 1955

Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.

1958

Sexuality Ambiguous and continued to be undeclared in 2021: Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his Elvis inspired sideburns, which he did. 

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

1960

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

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1975, Canada – A large gay rights march sponsored by Coalition for Gay Rights in Ontario calls for reinstatement of John Damien who had been fired as a judge for the Ontario Jockey Club because he was gay. Protestors call for the inclusion of sexual orientation in human rights code.  

1977 – 

Soap premieres on ABC with then unknown Billy Crystal playing Jodie Dallas, one of TV’s first prominent and sympathetic gay characters. His character’s initial plot involved an almost sex change for his in the closet football boyfriend, main plots were being chased by women who could not accept his gayness, confronting a cult, trying to adopt his own daughter, having a lesbian roommate and ending with the character thinking he was an elderly Jewish man instead of the gay character in the pilot. The show was a spoof and included aliens and the afterlife, SOAP concluded on the spin off Benson.

September 13, 1979

ABBA ventured to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time (and only time) in their career, opening up at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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

1980

Queen moved from 23 to 9 with “Another One Bites The Dust” on the USA song charts with  The Game LP being 4.

 On the USA LP Charter, at 10 the “Xanadu” Soundtrack.

1982

RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” was to begin.

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

1991

Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

1995, Canada –The Celluloid Closet premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. It  is a 1995 American documentary film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo‘s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexual and transgender characters. The film was given a limited release in select US theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on HBO.

1996 – The U.S. Congress defeats a bill that would ban employment discrimination against lesbians and gay men: by ONE vote.

1997: The newly crowned Miss America, Kate Shindle, vows to dedicate her term to youth HIV prevention. When schools rein her in, she later tells Poz magazine, “Sometimes I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.”

Elton John’s single “Candle in the Wind 1997” was released in the U.K., adn became the biggest selling single ever.

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

2001 – On Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, Jerry Falwell WRONGLY says feminists and gays and lesbians were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

2004, Australia – The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom declares war on the Australian government for its failure to recognize same-sex marriages. They form a micro-nation and, under the Unjust Enrichment law, demand territorial compensation. While there was no military action, it did cement the Kingdom’s assertion that they exist as an independent country. The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea – for example on postage stamps) was established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, it was founded on Australia’s external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. It is an expression of queer nationalism.

2010: 

Chief of the Defense Force of Australia Angus Houston issues an order lifting the ban on transgender personnel.

George Michael was sent to jail for eight weeks after being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis in Hampstead, north London last July. He smiled in disbelief as the sentence was passed and he was led away to the cells.

2021

Blogger Nina Notes: if not for religion, eh..

Spong made headlines as the bishop of the Diocese of Newark, where he served for more than two decades and in 1989 ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church. He would later go on to ordain about three dozen LBGTQ clergy in the diocese by the time he retired, Religion News Service reported in 2013.

He also championed women clergy, making sure that any church in his diocese that was searching for a new priest interviewed at least one woman candidate, said Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.

That put him lightyears ahead of leaders in the Episcopal Church, said Perry.

https://religionnews.com/2021/09/12/bishop-john-shelby-spong-firebrand-cleric-who-championed-lgbtq-inclusion-in-the-episcopal-church-has-died/Bishop John Shelby Spong, firebrand who championed LGBTQ inclusion, has died(RNS) — Spong made headlines when he ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church.religionnews.com

meanwhile, because of religion:

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/12/oas-commission-calls-for-venezuela-to-protect-lgbtq-rights/Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rightsCountry remains embroiled in political, economic crisiswww.losangelesblade.com

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210913000758[Us and Them] ‘We are here,’ say LGBT Koreans — but so is the hateFrom the most mundane of activities to larger goals such as being widely accepted by society, the lives of sexual minorities in South Korea are fraught with difficulties. “I don’t go to a hospital unless it is known as being queer-friendly. Usually I just don’t go to hospitals,” said Jung-hyun, who is currently transitioning to male. Jung-hyun, a pseudonym, says the mismatch between his male …www.koreaherald.com

https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2021/09/12/u-lds-apostle-byu-address-lgbt-community/?unapproved=119304&moderation-hash=4d51415a069856532343461426aa78e4#comment-119304U Community Reacts to LDS Apostle BYU Address Concerning LGBT Community – The Daily Utah Chronicle  On Aug. 23, 2021, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a speech around 67 miles south of the University of Utah at Brigham Young University, highlighting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ stance on the LGBTQ+ community. Holland, one of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, quoted a speech given by Elder…dailyutahchronicle.com

https://www.projectq.us/five-frontrunners-for-atlanta-mayor-talk-lgbtq-issues/Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues | Project Q AtlantaWith less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city through 2026 — and possibly 2030. From a whopping 14 candidates, five have emerged from the scrum to lead the race to replace Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Project Q has asked the frontrunners […]www.projectq.us

and because of religion, instead of having lives, we had to fight to have rights to have lives

https://www.dailyuw.com/arts_and_culture/galleries_museums/article_08dc9280-1456-11ec-88e9-27cef2707bbe.htmlSaying goodbye to ‘Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBT Movement’ at MoPopSeattle has had a long and rich history in LGBTQIA+ activism. According to the LGBTQ Activism in Seattle Project created by The Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project andwww.dailyuw.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/13/poll-57-of-americans-back-bipartisan-deal-on-lgbtq-rights-religious-liberty/Poll: 57% of Americans back bipartisan deal on LGBTQ rights, religious libertyPlurality want Congress, not courts, to resolve issuewww.washingtonblade.com

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/09/13/love-is-love-three-lgbtq-friendly-series-to-warm-your-heart/Love is love: three LGBTQ friendly series to warm your heart | Cyprus MailBy Constantinos Psillides Last week Netflix dropped its long-awaited LGBTQ-oriented animation series Q-Force, telling the story of a super-spy who revealed that he was gay during his graduation speech. As a result, he is relegated to a team of other misfit queer characters but stumbles upon a global conspiracy and…cyprus-mail.com

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Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1857, UK – The word gay, which appears in a pictured cartoon in Punch magazine, is used to refer to prostitution. It arrived in English during the 12th century from Old French gai, most likely deriving ultimately from a Germanicsource. In English, the word’s primary meaning was “joyful”, “carefree”, “bright” and “showy”, and the word was very commonly used with this meaning in speech and literature. For example, the optimistic 1890s are still often referred to as the Gay Nineties. The title of the 1938 French ballet Gaîté Parisienne (“Parisian Gaiety”), which became the 1941 Warner Brothers movie, The Gay Parisian,also illustrates this connotation. It was apparently not until the 20th century that the word was used to mean specifically “homosexual,” although it had earlier acquired sexual connotations.The word may have started to acquire associations of immorality as early as the 14th century, but had certainly acquired them by the 17th. By the late 17th century it had acquired the specific meaning of “addicted to pleasures and dissipations”,an extension of its primary meaning of “carefree” implying “uninhibited by moral constraints”. A gay woman was a prostitute, a gay man a womanizer, and a gay house a brothel.The use of gay to mean “homosexual” was often an extension of its application to prostitution: a gay boy was a young man or boy serving male clients.Similarly, a gay cat was a young male apprenticed to an older hobo, commonly exchanging sex and other services for protection and tutelage.The application to homosexuality was also an extension of the word’s sexualized connotation of “carefree and uninhibited”, which implied a willingness to disregard conventional or respectable sexual mores. Such usage, documented as early as the 1920s, was likely present before the 20th century,although it was initially more commonly used to imply heterosexually unconstrained lifestyles, as in the once-common phrase “gay Lothario.” A passage from Gertrude Stein‘s Miss Furr & Miss Skeene (1922) is possibly the first traceable published use of the word to refer to a homosexual relationship. Bringing Up Baby (1938) was the first film to use the word gay in apparent reference to homosexuality. By the mid-20th century, gay was well established in reference to hedonistic and uninhibited lifestylesand its antonym straight, which had long had connotations of seriousness, respectability, and conventionality, had now acquired specific connotations of heterosexuality.In the case of gay, other connotations of frivolousness and showiness in dress (“gay apparel”) led to association with camp and effeminacy. This association no doubt helped the gradual narrowing in scope of the term towards its current dominant meaning, which was at first confined to subcultures. Gay was the preferred term since other terms, such as queer, were felt to be derogatory. Homosexual is perceived as excessively clinical, since the sexual orientation now commonly referred to as “homosexuality” was at that time a mental illness diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The sixties marked the transition in the predominant meaning of the word gayfrom that of “carefree” to the current “homosexual”.

1889 – Film star Maurice Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) is born in Paris. He was a French actorcabaret singer and entertainer. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. He was in a long-term relationship with his valet, Felix Paquet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946 – Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946 in Selma, Alabama) is anAmericaneducator, activist and essayist. She is a professor of Writing and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, where she was invited to help develop the university’s first Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Study Program. In 1977, Pratt helped found WomonWrites, a Southeastern lesbian writers conference. Pratt lives in Syracuse, New York. She is the widow of author and activist Leslie Feinberg, who died in November 2014. Feinberg and Pratt married in New York and Massachusetts in 2011.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Chip Kidd (born September 12, 1964) is born. He is an author, editor, and graphic designer, and is s best known for the iconic covers of the novels Jurassic Park and Batman: Black and White

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 –

“Lola,” the Kinks song about transvestism, enters the Billboard Top 40 where it stays for 12 weeks.

Anne Murray made it three weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Joan Baez performed, along with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

1979

Gary Numan had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Cars”.  He was followed by Cliff Richard and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the Crusaders with “Street Life”, ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” and Dollar with “Love’s Gotta’ Hold On Me”.

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

1980

In Kansas City, Queen performed at Kemper Arena.

1987

Reacting to the departure of Johnny Marr earlier in the month, Morrissey left the Smiths to pursue a solo career.

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

1992 – American actor Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992), known for his role as Norman Bates in the Psycho movies, dies from AIDS-related complications. He had exclusively same-sex relationships until his late 30s, including with actors Rock Hudson(November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) and Tab Hunter(July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018); artist Christopher Makos((born 1948); dancer Rudolf Nureyev(17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993); composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim(March 22, 1930); and dancer-choreographer Grover Dale(born July 22, 1935). Perkins has been described as one of the two great men in the life of French songwriter Patrick Loiseau(June 8, 1949).

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

2003

Olivia Newton-John joined Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House and Daniel Johns of Silverchair in a PETA protest against the ritual torture of elephants in Thailand.

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”

2004

The Pet Shop Boys performed a soundtrack composed for the Russian movie Battleship Potemkin in Trafalgar Square in London.

2017 – Edie Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) dies. She was an LGBT rightsactivist and a former technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States. Windsor met Thea Spyer, a psychologist, in 1963 at Portofino, a restaurant in Greenwich Village. In 1967, Spyer asked Windsor to marry, although it was not yet legal anywhere in the United States. In 1977, Spyer was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis. The disease caused a gradual, but ever-increasing paralysis. Windsor used her early retirement to become a full-time caregiver for Spyer. Windsor and Spyer entered a domestic partnership in New York City in 1993. Registering on the first available day, they were issued certificate number eighty. Spyer suffered a heart attack in 2002 and was diagnosed with aortic stenosis. In 2007, her doctors told her she had less than a year to live. New York had not yet legalized same-sex marriage, so the couple married in TorontoCanada on May 22, 2007, with Canada’s first openly gay judge, Justice Harvey Brownstonepresiding. An announcement of their wedding was published in the New York Times. Spyer died from complications related to her heart condition on February 5, 2009. On September 26, 2016, Windsor married Judith Kasen at New York City Hall. At the time of the wedding, Windsor was age 87 and Kasen was age 51. Her courage granted same-sex married couples federal recognition of our marriages and removed remaining state barriers to marriage equality. Edie led her fight with dignity and grace and those of us who are beneficiaries of her fight are forever touched by her and left with a little hole in our hearts. United States v. Windsor570 U.S. ___ (2013) (Docket No. 12-307), is a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court held that restricting U.S. federal interpretation of “marriage” and “spouse” to apply only to opposite-sex unions, by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is unconstitutional under the Due Process Clauseof the Fifth Amendment. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.”

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/massimadi-en-rue-festival-1.6173004Outdoor edition of Afro-queer film festival brings live performances, screenings to Little Burgundy | CBC NewsNormally a winter festival that takes place during Black History Month, Massimadi Montréal is taking to the streets this weekend and next to bring live performances and film screenings to Little Burgundy.www.cbc.ca

https://www.wweek.com/culture/2021/09/12/from-the-archive-red-white-and-queer/From the Archives: Red, White and Queerwww.wweek.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/12/dominic-clarke-gay-olympics-trampoline-gymnastics/Gay Olympic hero shares ‘isolating, embarrassing’ story to inspire queer kidsGay Olympic gymnast Dominic Clarke has opened up about his struggle to come out as an athlete: “It was isolating and embarrassing.”www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/bisexual-adults-twice-as-likely-as-heterosexual-population-to-develop-asthma-study/810886Bisexual adults twice as likely as heterosexual population to develop asthma: Study | Health Tips and Newswww.timesnownews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/saint-911-hero-flight-93-lived-different-lives-share-legacy-death-rcna1979‘Saint of 9/11’ and ‘Hero of Flight 93’: They lived very different lives but share a legacy in deathTwo gay men, Mark Bingham and the Rev. Mychal Judge, are remembered as heroes for their acts on Sept. 11, 2001.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9981381/Villagers-campaigning-against-gay-sex-parties-accused-hate-crimes-against-transgender-owner.htmlVillagers campaigning against gay sex parties accused of ‘hate crimes’ against transgender owner | Daily Mail OnlineThe men-only gatherings have been held twice a month for nearly three years at the former Old Hall Inn in Sea Palling, Norfolk.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/11/sandi-toksvig-lesbian-laser-qi/Sandi Toksvig collapses into laughter over hilarious ‘lesbians’ QI mix-upLGBT+ icon Sandi Toksvig tried valiantly to hold laughter over a contestant hilariously mishearing the words lesbian and laser beams on QI.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2021/09/12/opinion-pass-equality-act-give-lgbtq-ohioans-future-they-deserve/5759600001/Opinion: Pass Equality Act, give LGBTQ Ohioans the future they deserveThe Equality Act would modernize and improve our nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people.www.cincinnati.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/twitch-suing-users-hate-raids-black-lgbtq-streamersTwitch Sues Over “Hate Raids” Harassment Of POC, LGBTQ StreamersThe lawsuit alleges that the users bombarded streamers with a torrent of racist, sexist, anti-gay content, and kept creating new accounts to avoid being banned.www.buzzfeednews.com

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/columnists/story/2021-09-12/inclusive-policies-support-services-can-help-close-economic-gaps-for-lgbtq-adultsInclusive policies, support services can help close economic gaps for LGBTQ adults – The San Diego Union-TribuneThe gap in economic inequality appears to be widening for LGBTQ adults during the pandemic; scholars and advocacy experts weigh in on whywww.sandiegouniontribune.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 10

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1886 – Hilda Doolittle(September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) is born. H.D., as she was called,  befriended Sigmund Freud during the 1930s, and became his patient in order to understand and express her bisexuality.H.D. married once, and undertook a number of relationships with both men and women. She was unapologetic about her sexuality and thus became an icon for both the LGBT rights and feminist movements when her poems, plays, letters and essays were rediscovered during the 1970s and 1980s. Her lover was Annie Winifred Ellerman (2 September 1894 – 28 January 1983) who wrote under the name Bryher.

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

At the end of a standoff between federal authorities and Alabama governor George C. Wallace, 20 black students entered previously all-white public schools in Alabama, USA

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 10, 1974

The New York Dolls spit up. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 ‘New York Dolls’ and 1974 ‘Too Much Too Soon’.


The New York Dolls – GayCultureLandhttp://gaycultureland.blogspot.com › 2017/01 › the-ne…

It doesn’t matter that they were not gay (possibly a bisexual or two among them, but we won’t go into that).

September 10, 1975

Elton John‘s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” is certified Gold.

September 10, 1977

David Bowie accepts Bing Crosby’s invitation to appear as a special guest on Bing’s annual Christmas television special.

1978, Canada – A visit by Anita Bryant to London, Ontario sparks a protest demonstration outside London Gardens Coliseum. 

1979

ABBA began their first North American tour more than five years after reaching the Top Ten in the US with “Waterloo”. The group split up in 1980, but received a $1 billion offer in February, 2000, from an American-British consortium to re-unite for 100 concerts. They turned it down. ABBA reunited for an LP and a digital concert event in 2021, the last supergroup alive helping the world through covid.

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

1981, Canada – Gays of Ottawa (GO) celebrates tenth anniversary with official opening of a community center at 175 Lisgar Street. The reception is attended by mayor Marion Dewar, Gordon Fairweather, head of Canadian Human Rights Commission, and MPP Michael Cassidy, leader of the Ontario provincial New Democratic Party. 

1983

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” from the Eurythmics – again, a heterosexual band, but genderfuck presentation – at 10 Culture Club fell with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.

The media called them Mr Annie Lennox and Ms Boy George.

1988

on the usa song charts at 8 :  “Fast Car” from Tracy Chapman

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

1997 – The U.S. Senate thrashes GLBT civil rights twice in one day, passing the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” denying to LGB and many T Americans the right to federally recognized marriages to those they love and relieving states of the obligation to recognized marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and defeating the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” which would have barred job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

2002: In Du Toit v Minister of Welfare and Population Development, the Constitutional Court of South Africa rules that same-sex couples must be allowed to adopt children jointly.

2021

LGBTQ2 is not that organized and humans do not direct the weather or disasters, other than what we do by overpopulation and THAT is on the heterosexuals

https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-lgbt/turkish-lgbt-community-cause-natural-disasters-says-islamic-preacherTurkish LGBT community to cause natural disasters, says Islamic preacher | | AhvalAhvalahvalnews.com

most of the saints were gay, it is why they were anti sex and anti women

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/09/09/mychal-judge-saint-9-11-241377A gay saint? L.G.B.T. groups are pushing for 9/11 hero Father Mychal Judge’s canonization | America MagazineAlthough Franciscan Father Mychal Judge’s religious order has not pushed the cause for his sainthood, organizations touched by his work with H.I.V./AIDS victims are now taking it up.www.americamagazine.org

heterosexual women have role models, lesbians really have too few

https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20210910/no-need-make-ravens-home-character-lesbian-raven-symoneNo need to make ‘Raven’s Home’ character a lesbian – Raven-Symone | Entertainment | Jamaica GleanerRaven-Symone has insisted that there was “no need” to make her Raven’s Home character a lesbian. The 35-year-old comedy actress reprised her role of Raven Baxter for the series in 2017, and she admitted she had “conversations” with Disney producers…jamaica-gleaner.com

heteros organize against LGBTQ2 and we are not supposed to organize back?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/senators-condemn-keogans-claims-of-organised-lgbt-takeover-bnt6mh35lSenators condemn Keogan’s claims of ‘organised LGBT takeover’ | Ireland | The TimesA claim by an Irish senator that LGBT+ people are being placed in high-level positions as part of an organised takeover at every level of society has been condwww.thetimes.co.uk

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/ncp-announces-new-city-panel-sets-up-lgbt-cell/articleshow/86079986.cmsNCP announces new city panel, sets up LGBT cell | Pune News – Times of IndiaPune: Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday announced its new city committee comprising an LGBT cell — the first such unit in the party.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1907 – Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) and Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) meet in Paris for the first time and stay together until Stein’s death in 1946. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Alice was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Gertrude and Alice hosted a Paris salon where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975 – Vietnam veteran Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988) appears on the cover of TIME Magazine stating, “I am a homosexual.” Matlovich was the first gay US service member to come out. When he died, he was buried without a name and known only as Gay Vietnam Veteran. His epitaph reads: ‘When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.’

Neil Sedaka and Elton John released the single “Bad Blood”.

1978

David Bowie’s “Stage” album was released by RCA Records.

1979

dropping to eight on the USA Song charts, Barbra Streisand with “The Main Event/Fight”

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

1983 – The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules that federal immigration authorities cannot prevent lesbians and gay men from entering the country purely on the basis of their sexuality

1984

 Cyndi Lauper had #3 on the USA charts with “She Bop”

1988

Elton John holds an auction of his stage costumes in London, England and nets $6.2 million.

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

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

2003

In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.

2006

Whitney Houston filed for divorce from Bobby Brown.

2008 – Rachel Maddow (born April 1, 1973) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian anchor of a major prime-time news program in the United States as host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. In 1995 Rachel Maddow became the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons. Maddow splits her time between Manhattan, New York and West Cummington, Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula. They met in 1999, when Maddow was working on her dissertation. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. In a 2012 interview, she stated, “It doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember.”

2012 – Ana Ima Rivera Lassen (born 1955) becomes the third woman, first Black woman, and first openly lesbian person to be the president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of lawyers. She has received many awards and honors for her work in the area of women’s rights and human rights, including the Capetillo-Roqué Medal from the Puerto Rican Senate, the Martin Luther King/Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Prize, and the Nilita Vientós Gastón Medal. She is a practicing attorney and serves on the faculty of several universities in Puerto Rico; she currently serves on the advisory council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch.

2014

Cher was forced to postpone the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an acute viral infection.

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/07/raven-symone-character-disney-lesbian/Raven-Symoné didn’t want her That’s So Raven character to be a lesbianRaven-Symoné spilt hot tea about her iconic Disney character, including that she could have been queer. But the actor said she turned it down.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/carly-usdin-first-date/Carly Usdin’s “First Date”: A Ten-Minute Lesbian Rom-Com That’ll Make You SwoonCarly wrote and directed First Date for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine’s MEET CUTE series — and, as usual, their short films make me wish I was watching their feature films or Netflix series!www.autostraddle.com

https://www.newsweek.com/mob-attacks-20-year-old-gay-man-carves-homophobic-slur-his-flesh-1626898Mob Attacks 20-Year-Old Gay Man, Carves Homophobic Slur Into His FleshSpanish police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, said a spokesman at a press conference.www.newsweek.com

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-gay-attack-lgbt-radical-b1916340.htmlRadical groups targeting gay men warns Spanish minister after Madrid attack | The IndependentLatest attack comes after a gay man was killed in Julywww.independent.co.uk

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-suicide-prevention_n_6137732de4b0aac9c01c11c3I Was A Gay Boy Who Tried To Kill Myself. Now I Know It Wasn’t My Fault. | HuffPost“For a long time, I thought I was the problem. I now know the problem was never me.”www.huffpost.com

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boy-charged-assault-student-draped-gay-pride-flag-79884012Boy charged in assault on student draped in gay pride flag – ABC NewsAuthorities say a Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteriaabcnews.go.com

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/08/40-years-celebrity-interviews-attitudes-gay-menWhat 40 years of celebrity interviews taught me about attitudes towards gay men | Tim Walker | The GuardianIt used to be ‘Don’t talk about my private life!’ to avoid a tabloid onslaught. Thankfully there’s more acceptance todaywww.theguardian.com

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/09/07/iowa-students-stage-walkout-winterset-junior-high-teacher-placed-leave-bisexual-lgbt-pride-flag/5755797001/Iowa students stage walkout after Winterset teacher placed on leaveWinterset Junior High students walked out of school Tuesday in protest over a teacher being place on administrative leave.www.desmoinesregister.com

anyone surprised?

https://patientengagementhit.com/news/medical-schools-lack-proper-data-to-address-lgbtq-health-disparitiesMedical Schools Lack Proper Data to Address LGBTQ Health DisparitiesMedical schools are failing to collect gender and sexual orientation data from students, which prevents them from addressing LGBTQ health disparities.patientengagementhit.com

anyone still surprised?

https://baptistnews.com/article/research-documents-how-fundamentalists-view-lgbtq-inclusion-as-a-zero-sum-game-they-are-losing/Research documents how fundamentalists view LGBTQ inclusion as a zero-sum game they are losing – Baptist News GlobalFundamentalist Christians are more likely than the rest of Americans to see advances by the LGBTQ community as a zero-sum game that proportionately erodes religious liberty for Christians, according to a new set of academic studies.baptistnews.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 8 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effecthttps://thelavendereffect.org/2013/09/08/september-8-in-lgbtq-history/

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 5

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

1954, UK – Violet Ellen Katherine Jones pretends to be a man so that she may marry Joan Lee in the Catholic Church. Rev. D. Clark performs the ceremony but then informs the Bishop of his suspicions. The couple is caught and taken to court where they admit to making false statements on their marriage license. They’re fined £25.

September 5, 1957

Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” was first published.

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

1967 – The television series N.Y.P.D. was the first series in America to air an episode with a gay theme. It was entitled “Shakedown.” The police track down a man blackmailing gay men, prompting several suicides.

1969 – Unitarian Universalist minister James Stoll (January 18, 1936 – December 8, 1994) is the first ordained minister in the U.S. or Canada to publically come out. He did so at the annual Continental Conference of Student Religious Liberals on September 5, 1969 at the La Foret Conference Center near Colorado Springs, Colorado. He led the effort that convinced the Unitarian Universalist Association to pass the first-ever gay rights resolution, in 1970. He also founded the first counseling center for gays and lesbians in San Francisco, then, in the 1970s, he established the first hospice on Maui. He was president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1990s. He died at the age of 58 from complications of heart and lung disease, exacerbated by obesity and a lifelong smoking habit.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970, Columbia – Columbia “decriminalizes” “homosexual behavior,” changing it from a felony to a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is reduced to “only” three years.

Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song ‘Me and Bobby McGee’. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson’s from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous No.1 single in US chart history after ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ by Otis Redding.

1975

David Bowie with his biggest career hit “Fame” at #7 on the song charts USA

while the LP charts:  Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John fell to 2 while Janis Ian enjoyed the biggest album of her career with Between the Lines.  

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

1981

Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of ‘Tainted Love.’ The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964.

1987, Netherlands – The Homomonument, a pink granite triangle memorial to LGBT victims of the Nazis, is dedicated in Amsterdam. The Homomonument is a memorial in the center of Amsterdam and commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to “inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination.” It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. Later, similar monuments were created in a number of cities all around the world.

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

1991 – ACT UP activists unfurl a giant condom at the home of N.C. Senator Jesse Helms who opposed sex education and AIDS research funding. Helms wrote the law barring HIV+ people from entering the U.S. That law was repealed in 2012.

1997

Elton John sang an updated version of “Candle In The Wind” at the funeral of England’s Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London.  The song, which was named “Candle In The Wind ’97”  would go on to become one of the top-selling singles of all-time.

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

Sept 5, 2007 – Principal Genna Suraci starts the school year at the Port Ewen, NY Career & Technical Center uneventfully, like any other school year. Over the summer, she’d officially transitioned from Gary to Genna. The school apparently took in stride their transsexual leader’s transition. Student Kaitlyn Walker, 17, was quoted in the New York Times saying, “It doesn’t matter what happened, it’s the person inside. It’s the same person. It doesn’t really matter if you change the outside.”

Blogger Nina Notes: for public square access and humans rights, it should not. Where this does matter is in personal relationships, which are not subject to human rights.

2016

An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/grace-pentecostal-church-bonavista-service-1.6162601Bonavista church under fire after open-air service criticized abortion, LGBT community | CBC NewsA video of an open air church service in Bonavista is getting attention on social media after the minister attacked abortion, gender diversity and gay marriage.www.cbc.ca

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1112557/european-games-host-krakow-anti-lgbt-euEuropean Games host refusal to withdraw anti-LGBT resolution put funding at riskThe Council in Malopolska, which includes Kraków, has voted to re-affirm its status as an “LGBT-free zone”, despite the European Union threatening to remove billions of euros in funding which could affect preparations for the 2023 European Games which it is due to stage.www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/polands-chief-rabbi-michael-schudrich-condemns-lgbt-free-zones/Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich condemns “LGBT-free zones”Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich has spoken out against the country’s harmful LGBT-free zones in a new statement.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3147602/local-walking-tour-takes-deep-dive-world-hong-kongs-lgbtA walk beneath the rainbow umbrella in Hong KongHong Kong Free Tours takes people to various places significant to the local LGBT community; stops include Court of Final Appeal and Lan Kwai Fong.www.scmp.com

https://time.com/6095374/switzerland-gay-marriage/Tens of Thousands Protest for Gay Marriage in Switzerland | Timeens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country.time.com

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/chennai-parents-of-lgbt-kids-reach-out-to-support-groups-helpline/articleshow/85945248.cmsChennai: Parents of LGBT kids reach out to support groups, helpline | Chennai News – Times of IndiaThree years ago, *Prema’s child told her she identified as non-binary. But it was in July this year the 52-year-old decided to attend a support grouptimesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 5 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 5

LGBTQ2 for September 3

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1792, France – The head of Princess Lamballe (8 September 1749 – 3 September 1792) is displayed on a stick and paraded before the imprisoned Marie Antoinette  (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793) . The two were thought to be lovers. Princess Lamballe was married at the age of 17 to Louis Alexandre de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Prince de Lamballe, the heir to the greatest fortune in France. After her marriage, which lasted a year, she went to court and became the confidante of Queen Marie Antoinette. She was killed in the massacres of September 1792during the French Revolution.

1929, UK – Laurence Maurice Parnes (3 September 1929 – 4 August 1989) was an English pop manager and impresario. He was the first major British rock manager, and his stable of singers included many of the most successful British rock singers of the late 1950s and early 1960s. A flamboyant gay man,Parnes’ approach was to select, and then groom, handsome young men who would be attractive to a teenage audience. Parnes retired in 1981 and died from meningitis in London in 1989, aged 59.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 3, 1955

Billboard magazine reports that independent record manufacturers are continuing to expand at an unprecedented rate. They took in $20 million last year.

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

1969 – The American Sociological Association issues a public declaration, condemning “oppressive actions against any persons for reasons of sexual preference” and endorses rights of homosexuals and other sexual minorities. It is the first national professional organization to voice support of gay and lesbian civil rights;

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – In Minnesota, Jack Baker (born 1942) and Mike McConnell (born 1942) are the first same-sex couple to be legally married when Jack changed his first name to Pat and the marriage license was granted. John “Jack” Baker and James Michael McConnell filed for a marriage license in Minnesota. The clerk of the Hennepin County District Court, Gerald Nelson, said he had “no intention of issuing a marriage license,” that would “result in an undermining and destruction of the entire legal concept of our family structure in all areas of law.” In mid-August 1971, Baker and McConnell took up residence in Blue Earth County and applied to the District Court in Mankato for a license to marry which was granted once the waiting period expired.Rev. Roger Lynn, a Methodist minister, solemnized their marriage on September 3rd. They were the first legally married couple and remain together to this day.

1972 – First New Orleans gay pride event called Southern Decadence is held. Southern Decadence is an annual six-day event held by the gay and lesbian community during Labor Day Weekend, climaxing with a parade through the French Quarter on the Sunday before Labor Day.

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

1980 – Toronto Mayor John Sewell endorses George Hislop (June 3, 1927 – October 8, 2005), gay candidate for alderman in the municipal election, and causes media uproar about “gay power politics” taking over city hall. Hislop does not win election. However, he was one of Canada’s most influential gay activists. In an obituary notice, Eye Weekly referred to Hislop as “the unofficial mayor of the Toronto gay community”.

1983

The Eurythmics scored the only #1 of their career–“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”.  at 4  Taco was “Puttin’ On The Ritz” with Culture Club saw “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya” stay at #9

1988 – The first national U.S. Latina Lesbian conference is held in Los Angeles.

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

1990

“Listen Without Prejudice” was released by George Michael. It was his second solo album.

1992

David Bowie appeared on the cover of “Architectural Digest.” He was the first human on the cover in 4 years.

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

2009

Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet world became the highest grossing tour ever for a solo artist tour making $408m (£250m). The 51 year old singer had performed in 32 countries.

2018

Queen and Adam Lambert kicked off their three-week Las Vegas residency on Saturday (September 1) with Elvis Presley covers

2021

to be fair, bisexual men are not relevant to lesbians, any more than bisexual women are to gay men

https://www.psypost.org/2021/09/new-study-suggests-the-erasure-of-male-bisexuality-is-common-even-among-lesbian-and-gay-individuals-61804New study suggests the erasure of male bisexuality is common — even among lesbian and gay individuals“To me, our key finding is that heterosexual but also lesbian and gay individuals have the same bias: They believe that bisexual men are more attracted to men than women even when there is absolutely zero indicators of that and even if the person explicitly states that they are bisexual.” …www.psypost.org

heterosexuals and bisexuals…

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/01/husband-bisexual-attracted-male-physique-honest-futureMy husband just told me he is bisexual. Should I be worried about our future? | Sexuality | The GuardianHe later said that it’s just the male physique he’s attracted to, but I feel he’s not being completely honest with mewww.theguardian.com

and then, coming out lesbian or gay…

https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/advice/savage-love-my-wife-came-out-as-a-lesbian-and-we-want-an-open-marriageMy wife came out as a lesbian and we want an open marriageDan fields the question, “Can open relationships be awesome relationships?” Plus: The sex is still a success if he wants to “finish himself off”nowtoronto.com

no.; Drake cannot be a lesbian. men are not lesbians

https://uproxx.com/music/drake-lesbian-girls-want-girls-fans-confused/Drake’s ‘Lesbian’ Line From ‘Girls Want Girls’ Leaves Fans ConfusedThe track is one of 21 songs that appear on the rapper’s long-awaited new album, ‘Certified Lover Boy.’uproxx.com

https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/09/03/21/filipina-writes-book-about-woke-millennial-lesbiansFilipina writes book about ‘woke’ millennial lesbians | ABS-CBN NewsA Filipina journalist is marking her first foray into writing fiction through a book about “woke” millennial lesbians.news.abs-cbn.com

https://www.out.com/news/2021/9/02/teens-held-mock-execution-gay-man-front-live-audienceTeens Held a Mock Execution of a Gay Man in Front of a Live AudienceThe skit used antigay slurs and outraged both the audience and organizers.www.out.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/saleem-kidwai-dead/2021/09/02/662ec93c-0a90-11ec-aea1-42a8138f132a_story.htmlSaleem Kidwai, scholar who unearthed long-buried literature on gay love in India, dies at 70His volume “Same-Sex Love in India” was regarded as a foundational text for queer studies in India and in recent years was cited in petitions to the country’s supreme court to end the criminalization of homosexuality.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/09/03/missouri-state-capitol-lgbt-exhibit/An LGBT history exhibit went up in the Missouri Capitol. A lawmaker’s staffer complained, and it disappeared.One Republican legislative aide claimed the history exhibit was “pushing the LGBT agenda.”www.washingtonpost.com

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Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1864, Ireland – Sir Roger Casement (September 1, 1864 –August 3,1916) is born in Kingston, Ireland. A former British diplomat he joined the Irish nationalists. Casement was captured and tried for treason. At his trial, the fact he is gay is used as further evidence of his evil ways and he is hanged. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations,” he was honored in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo and knighted in 1911 for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru. He then made efforts during World War I to gain German military aid for the 1916 Easter Rising that sought to gain Irish independence. Casement’s remains lay in state at Arbour Hill in Dublin for five days during which time an estimated half a million people filed past his coffin. After a state funeral, the remains were buried with full military honors in the Republican plot in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublinwith other Irish republicans and nationalists. The President of the Republic of IrelandÉamon de Valera, who in his mid-eighties was the last surviving leader of the Easter Rising, attended the ceremony, along with an estimated 30,000 others.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1937 – Actress, writer, comedian Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (September 1, 1939) is born. She is an American comedian, writer, singer, and producer, and an openly lesbian feminist. Tomlin was the 2003 recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain prize for humorists. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian, and performed Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bernstein. Her performance as Frankie garnered her three consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Her signature role was written by her wife (then partner), Jane Wagner, in a show titled The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe which opened on Broadway in 1985 and won Tomlin the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

1939, Poland – German invasion of Poland begins WWII. Thousands of gay men are called to military service yet over 20,000 civilians are convicted under Paragraph 175 for homosexuality. More than 7,000 servicemen are also convicted, sent to prison, then forced to return to the front. Gay men had to wear the pink triangle as indication their homosexuality.

1939 – The first openly gay judge in the United States was Stephen M. Lachs(born September 1939) is born. He appointed by Governor Jerry Brownto the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1979-1999.Before leaving office in 1981, Brown appointed three more gay and lesbian judges to the California courts, including the nation’s first openly lesbian judge, Mary Morgan, who served on the San Francisco municipal court.

1949 – Leslie Feinberg (September 1, 1949 – November 15, 2014) was an American,butchlesbianand transgender activist, communist, and author. Her writing, notably Stone Butch Blues  (1993) and her pioneering non-fiction book, 1996’sTransgender Warriors, laid the groundwork for much of the terminology and awareness around gender studies and was instrumental in bringing these issues to a more mainstream audience. Feinberg described herself as “an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist.” Feinberg’s widow, Minnie Bruce Pratt(born September 12, 1946), wrote in her statement regarding Feinberg’s death that Feinberg did not really care which pronouns a person used to address her: “She preferred to use the pronouns she/zie and her/hir for herself, but also said: ‘I care which pronoun is used, but people have been respectful to me with the wrong pronoun and disrespectful with the right one. It matters whether someone is using the pronoun as a bigot, or if they are trying to demonstrate respect.” Feinberg’s last words were reported to be “Hasten the revolution! Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1959, Paraguay – Radio host Bernardo Aranda is assassinated. 108 gay men were arrested for the alleged murder and their names were publicly released. “108” became a slang term for homosexuality in Paraguay.

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

1961 – Czechoslovakiaand Hungary decriminalize sodomy.

1961, Rome – The Vatican declares that anyone who is “affected by the perverse inclination” towards homosexuality should not be allowed to take religious vows or be ordained within the Roman Catholic Church.

1964 – The first photograph of lesbians appears on the cover of lesbian magazine The Ladder,showing two women from the back, on a beach looking out to sea. The Ladder was the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the United States. It was published monthly from 1956 to 1970, and once every other month in 1971 and 1972. It was the primary publication and method of communication for the Daughters of Bilitis(DOB), the first lesbian organization in the US. It was supported by ONE, Inc. and the Mattachine Societywith whom the DOB retained friendly relations. The name of the magazine was derived from the artwork on its first cover, simple line drawings showing figures moving towards a ladder that disappeared into the clouds. The first edition of The Ladder appeared in October 1956, edited by Phyllis Lyon(born November 10, 1924), who co-founded the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955 with Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008), both of whom had journalism experience. Many of its contributors used pseudonyms or initials. Lyon edited The Ladder as “Ann Ferguson” for the first few months but dropped the name as a way of encouraging their readers not to hide. In 1963, Barbara Gittings(July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007) took over editing The Ladder, giving it a more politically urgent stance, and by adding “A Lesbian Review” under the title of the magazine. The line drawings on the cover were replaced with photographs of lesbians to make them more visible. The first woman who appeared in a photograph on the cover in May, 1964 was an unnamed model. The first woman who allowed her name to be printed was from Indonesia who had sent her picture and a letter explaining how isolated she was. In 1975, Arno Press released a nine-volume compilation of The Ladder in hardback as part of their series “Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature” with a short foreword by Barbara Grier (November 4, 1933 – November 10, 2011). Speaking to journalist and historian Rodger Streitmatter about The Ladder, Grier commented that “no woman ever made a dime for her work, and some … worked themselves into a state of mental and physical decline on behalf of the magazine.”

1969, Germany – West Germany repeals its laws prohibiting homosexual acts between consenting adults. It’s interesting to note that this change didn’t affect lesbians, as West German sex laws had never acknowledged the existence of lesbians.

1969: 

West Germany repeals laws prohibiting gay acts between consenting adults-applies to males only as lesbianism was never proscribed by W. German law.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Del Whan taught the first gay studies class at the University of Southern California, titled “Social Movement: Gay Liberation.” It evolved into USC’s first student group, The Gay Liberation Forum. USC approved it as a student organization in 1975. The name was changed to Gay Student Union.  

September 1, 1972

David Bowie released “John, I’m only Dancing” in the U.K. The song was not released in the U.S. until 1976.

1973

Elton John and Steely Dan shared a bill at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.

1977: 

The present-day Log Cabin Republicans organization is founded as the “Gay The Log Cabin Republicans club is formed in Southern California (originally called “Gay Republicans). Log Cabin Republicans was founded as a rallying point for Republicans opposed to the Briggs Initiativewhich attempted to ban homosexuals from teaching in public schools. In addition to sanctioning the termination of openly gay and lesbian teachers, the proposed legislation authorized the firing of those teachers that supported homosexuality. On October 22, 2016, the board members of LCR voted not to endorse the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump.In defiance, the LCR statewide chapters of Colorado, Georgia, and Texas, along with the LRC countywide chapter of Orange County, California and the LCR city chapters of Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; and Cleveland, Ohio; voted to endorse Donald Trump. In Florida, at least one report claimed Trump was able to cut into the vote margin in heavily Democratic Broward County, Florida with the help of the local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans. Since 1977, LCR has expanded across the United States and has 34 chapters, representing 26 states and the District of Columbia.

1978

The Immigration Act of 1976 came into effect on 1 April 1978. This new amended Act lifted a ban prohibiting homosexuals from immigration. There was a shift in language in this particular legislative act, this was created to state who was welcome in Canada instead of who should be prevented from immigrating. The Act was positively regarded as a progressive piece of legislation and received broad support from the parliamentary parties.

The Gay Bob doll makes its debut in stores across the nation. He had a pierced ear and his box was shaped like a closet.

1979: 

New Jersey decriminalizes private consensual homosexual acts

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

1980 – John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualitydebuts in book stores. John Eastburn Boswell (March 20, 1947 – December 24, 1994) was an historian and a full professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell’s studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality, specifically Christianity and homosexuality. All of his work focused on the history of those at the margins of society. His first book, The Royal Treasure: Muslim Communities Under the Crown of Aragon in the Fourteenth Century, appeared in 1977. In 1994, Boswell’s fourth book, Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, was published, but he died that same year from AIDS-related complications. Boswell was a Roman Catholic, having converted from the Episcopal Church of his upbringing, at age 15. He remained a daily-mass Catholic up until his death, despite differences with the church over sexual issues. Although he was orthodox in most of his beliefs, he strongly disagreed with his church’s stated opposition to homosexual behavior and relationships. He was partnered with Jerome Hart for some twenty years until his death. Hart and Boswell are buried together at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.

1982 – The Centers for Disease Control uses the term AIDS for the first time in September 1982, when it reported that an average of one to two cases of AIDS were being diagnosed in America every day.

1984

The album “Tonight” was released by David Bowie.

1985

One of Canada’s first programs to combat anti-gay discrimination and violence is implemented by the Toronto District School Board after a hate crime in which their employee Kenneth Zeller is murdered in Toronto’s High Park.

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

1998

1998

David Bowie opened Bowienet, which offers basic Internet services and keeps fans informed with Bowie news and releases.

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

2000

Faux Lesbian Marketing helped propel: The Spice Girls had five places in a list of the UK Top 20 earning celebrity directors. Monsta Productions (Emma), Moody Productions, (Posh), Red Girl Productions, (Mel C), Moneyspider Productions, (Mel B) and Geri Productions with £6m each.

2002

Thousands of people lined the streets of Quebec’s capital city Sunday for the community’s first gay pride parade. The march was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the province’s bill of rights, which outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.

2003

Elton John had the top U.K. song with “Are You Ready for Love”.

2009

 Vermont’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect.

2011, Lichtenstein – The law recognizing same-sex registered partnerships goes into effect.

2013, Japan – Yodogawa, a ward within the city of Osaka, is the first government in Japan to officially support LGBT inclusion.

2016

A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England has been unveiled. The Queen frontman moved to the semi-detached home in Feltham, west London, after his family left Zanzibar in 1964 when Mercury was 17.

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Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and preserving the city. In a macabre way, it was fortunate for it saved the homoerotic frescos that Christianity would no doubt have destroyed. It also saved the graffiti found centuries later by archaeologists. When the artwork was first discovered, people found it so scandalous that much of it was locked away in the National Museum of Naples, where it remained hidden from view for over 100 years. In 2000, the art was finally made view-able to the public, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

August 24, 1891

Inventor Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his motion picture camera. Called a kinetoscope, the camera took pictures on a band of film that could be viewed by peeping into a box.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932, Germany – Five Nazis are convicted of political murder on August 22nd. On this day, Edmund Heines (July 21, 1897, Munich –June 30, 1934), a Nazi leader, organizes a protest against their death sentence. Less than two years later, Heines is discovered naked in bed, by Hitler himself, with another man. Hitler orders Heines to be shot. Hitler’s chauffeur Erich Kempka claimed in a 1946 interview that Edmund Heines was caught in bed with an unidentified 18-year-old male when he was arrested during the Night of the Long Knives, although Kempka did not actually witness it. The boy was later identified as Heines’ young driver Erich Schiewek. According to Kempka, Heines refused to cooperate and get dressed. When the SS detectives reported this to Hitler, he went to Heines’s room and ordered him to get dressed within five minutes or risk being shot. After five minutes had passed by, Heines still had not complied with the order. As a result, Hitler became so furious that he ordered some SS men to take Heines and the boy outside to be executed.[

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – The summary of Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” is published in Time Magazine. The study includes lesbian behavior.

1954, UK – The Wolfenden Committee is appointed to investigate laws in Britain relating to homosexual offenses.

1957, UK – Actor Stephen Fry  (August 24, 1957), most famous for playing Oscar Wilde in “Wilde,” was born in Hampstead, London. In addition to his numerous film credits, Fry is also the author of “The Liar” (1991), “The Hippopotamus” (1994), and “Making History” (1996).

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

1969 – The fourth annual North American Conference of Homophile Organizations begins in Kansas City. It includes twenty-four independent gay liberation organizations.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The New York Times runs a front-page story with the headline “Homosexuals in Revolt”. The article reports “a new mood now taking hold among the nation’s homosexuals. In growing numbers, they are publicly identifying themselves as homosexuals, taking a measure of pride in that identity and seeking militantly to end what they see as society’s persecution of them.”

1972 – The Greater Cincinnati Gay Society files suit to require the Secretary of State to grant them articles of incorporation. Their request was denied on the grounds that homosexual acts were illegal. The court agreed that the state was not required to grant incorporation to an organization that promotes the acceptance of homosexuality.

1974

On the USA LP Charts, Elton John remained third with Caribou

August 24, 1975

Queen started recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

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

1985

On the USA song charts dropped to two: “Shout” by Tears for Fears

1987 – Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) , an African-American gay man who organized the March on Washington for Civil Rights in 1964, dies of cardiac arrest in New York City. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rightssocialismnonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to HarlemNew York City, where he earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer. He continued activism for civil rights.

1988 – Actor Leonard Frey (September 4, 1938 – August 24, 1988) dies of complications from AIDS at age 49. Frey received critical acclaim in 1968 for his performance as Harold in off-Broadway‘s The Boys in the Band. He would go on to appear alongside the rest of the original cast in the 1970 film version, directed by William Friedkin. He is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Fiddler on the Roof.

1989

The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

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

1990

Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

1993 – During a Holocaust remembrance, Oregon governor Barbara Roberts criticizes anti-gay ballot initiatives in the state.

1998

Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ and Roberta Flack’s ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love.’

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

2000 – A U.S. federal court of appeals rules that a transgender Mexican woman had reason to fear persecution and was entitled to asylum.

2004 – Vice President Dick Cheney told a GOP rally in Davenport, Iowa, that gay marriage should be left up to the states, a reversal of his previous statement on the subject and a return to his original position while running in 2000.

2010

George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.

2013

A Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 to a British businessman. The ten-bedroom, two-bathroom home, built in 1962, sold for about $3 million more than that just seven years ago.

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