LGBTQ2 for October 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

,1939

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was organized. BMI competed directly with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

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

1972

On the USA LP Charts at 4   Elton John was moving up with Honky Chateau

1977:

David Bowie released his twelfth studio album Heroes, the second installment of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno (the other releases being Low and Lodger). Heroes continued the ambient experiments of Bowie’s previous album Low (released earlier that year) and featured the contributions of guitarist Robert Fripp. The album was later named NME Album of the Year.

Anita Bryant, a high-visibility anti-gay crusader, received a pie to the face during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa at the hands of gay rights activist Tom Higgins. After saying “at least it was a fruit pie,” Bryant went on to pray for Higgins’ salvation. (h/t Quist) Some believe that her husband Bob Green orchestrated the attack for publicity.

1978

The “Grease” Soundtrack returned to #1 on the Album chart for the third time and 10th week total. and on the song charts  Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta had song #10–“Summer Nights”.

1979: The first National March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights took place, drawing an estimated 125,000 participants. The march itself was largely galvanized by the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to hold office in California. Speakers at the event included Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde and Harry Britt.

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

1981

Prince released the album “Controversy”.

1982 – Scott Thorson (born January 23, 1959) files a $113 million palimony suit against Liberace  (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987).  This was the first same-sex palimony case filed in U.S. history. The case later settles. At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, He embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the sobriquet “Mr. Showmanship”. When Thorson was 18, Liberace hired him to act as his personal friend and companion, a position that allegedly included a five-year romantic relationship with lavish gifts, travel, and Liberace’s promises that he would adopt and care for Thorson. Liberace claimed that he had “more mink coats and diamonds than Elizabeth Taylor.

“In 1986, Thorson and Liberace agreed to settle out of court for $95,000. Liberace died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia as a result of AIDS on February 4, 1987, at his home in Palm Springs, California. The 2013 film Behind the Candelabra is their story. Thorson was played by Matt Damon opposite Michael Douglas as Liberace.

1987 – The U.S. Congress votes in favor of banning federal funding for AIDS education organizations that “promote homosexuality.”

1987,

Mexico –The first conference of Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Lesbians is held

The United States Congress voted to approve Senator Jesse Helms’ amendment to the AIDS appropriation bill. The legislation effectively banned federal funding for “AIDS education materials that ‘promote or encourage, directly or indirectly, homosexual activities.'”

1989

Tracy Chapman scored a #1 album in the U.K. with Crossroads.

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

1990 – Bisexual Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)  dies of a heart attack at age seventy-two. He was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side StoryPeter PanCandideWonderful TownOn the TownOn the Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

1999: David Knight, the son of anti-gay California Senator Pete Knight, wrote a scathing op-ed in The Los Angeles Times that denounced his father’s stance on gay rights. He specifically attacked his father’s initiative to ban same-sex marriage in California, reportedly calling the measure “uncaring and uninformed.”  He questioned his father’s defense of family values because his father rejected him when he came out.

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

2006 – Gerry Studds (May 12, 1937 – October 14, 2006) dies in Boston at age 69, several days after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Studds was the first openly gay member of Congress, coming out in 1983.

2009, Uganda – The Anti-Homosexuality Act bill is submitted to Parliament, calling for the death penalty of those convicted of homosexuality. After dropping the death penalty to life in prison, the bill passed. The Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the law invalid in 2014.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

2021

it is the comparing self to others that is the problem

the actual self vs the self image self especially

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5wpz/im-a-gay-man-with-body-dysmorphia-heres-how-i-have-sexI’m a Gay Man With Body Dysmorphia. Here’s How I Have Sex“I found myself looking at my partners’ abs, skin, or penis and comparing it to my own, then feeling inferior.”www.vice.com

the impact of republicans vs culture/art and demographics of persons

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/trumps-presidency-linked-lgbtq-mental-distress-studies-find-rcna2871Trump’s presidency linked to LGBTQ mental distress, studies findAnxiety. Depression. Stress. These are some of the emotions LGBTQ Americans experienced during the Trump administration, according to two recent studies.www.nbcnews.com

Gay Bars are not for men to meet women…

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/14/daniel-craig-says-he-goes-to-gay-bars-to-avoid-fights-at-straight-venuesDaniel Craig says he goes to gay bars to avoid fights at straight venues | Daniel Craig | The GuardianBond star says he dislikes the aggression of hetero spaces, and gay bars were a good place to meet womenwww.theguardian.com

indeed. especially no or forgotten lesbian role models….

https://globalnews.ca/news/7958090/mentorship-lgbtq2-queer-trans-youth/Mentorship for LGBTQ2 youth can be a matter of life and death – National | Globalnews.caOlder generations have been paving the way for younger LGBTQ2 people trying to navigate the world, say advocates, and it’s crucial for them to have access.globalnews.ca

Actually Cain makes valid points for LGBTQ2 and heterosexual women

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/george-takei-nails-dean-cain-supermans-bisexuality/George Takei nails Dean Cain about Superman’s bisexuality / LGBTQ NationOh my…www.lgbtqnation.com

article:

“I’m no where near homophobic I just don’t think that cartoon characters should be bi sexual or gay. Leave the kids alone. Don’t push a agenda on children. To me that’s confusing kids. If a teenager or adult decides to be bi or gay, congrats to them. I have no problem with that” Claressa Shields

Blogger Nina replies: LGBT youth need role models and it is harmful to suggest that everyone is heterosexual or that children are unaware of sex, given how hetero adults openly fixate

https://www.mmanews.com/2021/10/claressa-shields-speaks-out-against-lgbt-agenda-in-cartoons/Claressa Shields Speaks Out Against LGBT “Agenda” In CartoonsClaressa Shields has expressed that she believes kids should be protected from Bi/Gay cartoons as they still are at an impressionable age.www.mmanews.com

https://fm96.com/news/8263020/canadian-blood-services-plasma-donation-gay-men-calgary-london/Canadian Blood Services expands eligibility for some gay men to donate plasma at certain clinics | FM96 LondonClinics in Calgary and London will now accept plasma donations from men who have sex with men, who meet screening criteria, Canadian Blood Services says.fm96.com

that number is exceptionally low

https://outinjersey.net/one-in-ten-lgbt-workers-experienced-discrimination-at-work-in-the-last-year/One in ten LGBT workers experienced discrimination at work in the last year – Out In Jersey46 percent of LGBT workers have experienced unfair treatment at work at some point in their lives, including being firedoutinjersey.net

Funny how religions welcome rapists, murderers and pedophiles – but can not cope with law abiding LGBTQ2 who seek to form adult couples:

“It’s a case study in how a church can or cannot navigate questions of identity, questions that are tense, matters of conflict,” said Matthew van Maastricht, pastor at Altamont Reformed Church in Altamont, New York. “We are just one part of a greater reshaping of the broader American Protestant landscape.”

According to the Rev. Dan Griswold, clerk of the RCA’s Holland Classis, the RCA debates involve specific questions: Can an RCA church host a wedding between a same-sex couple, and can an RCA minister officiate such a wedding? Can noncelibate gay people be elected as elders and deacons and ordained as ministers? While these questions are often framed as political, they are also theological.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/october/reformed-church-in-america-rca-synod-lgbt-split-denom.htmlAmerica’s Oldest Denomination Faces Split Over LGBT Issues…… | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayWith dozens of congregations already on their way out, the Reformed Church in America anticipates “difficult decisions” at its postponed General Synod this week.www.christianitytoday.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/tiktok-lgbt-togo-community/Can TikTok help young LGBT people in Togo find community?Social media has offered people around the world new spaces to express themselves and find allies. But anti-LGBT laws still instil fearFrenchwww.opendemocracy.net

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

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 september 25

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1730, Amsterdam – Navy Chief of Detectives Laurens Hospuijn (? – September 16, 1730) is executed for Sodomy in Amsterdam. He is executed by being strangled and thrown into the water with a 100-pound weight.

1791: In France, the new law code, enacted as part of the French Revolution, effectively decriminalizes sodomy by including no mention of sex between consenting adults.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953

Liberace made his debut in front of a sellout crowd at Carnegie Hall.

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

September 25, 1964

Beatles manager Brian Epstein turns down a 3 1/2 million pound offer from a group of US businessmen who wanted to buy out his Beatles’ management contract.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 25, 1971

Joan Baez ruled the Easy Listening chart for a fourth week with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and was #4 on the pop chart

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

1982

Queen make a guest appearance on US TV’s Saturday Night Live, where they perform “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Under Pressure”.

1989

Bette Midler launches a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for their use of a sound-alike artist, former Midler back-up singer Ula Hedwig, in their commercials for the Mercury Sable. She eventually wins a $400,000 settlement.

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

1994 – At the insistence of the U.S., the United Nations suspends the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) from observer status because of allegations that ILGA’s members include groups that promote pedophilia

Blogger Nina recalled there were around 30 of the 120 something groups that formed the umbrella group, which was divided strangely over removing groups that should never have been included.

1994 – Richard A. Heyman (1935 – September 16, 1994) dies. He was mayor of Key West, Florida from 1983 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989. He was one of the first openly gay public officials in the United States. Under his leadership, the City of Key West passed a resolution to make it illegal for employers to fire staff who had HIV/AIDS. Heyman had a long-time partner, John Kiraly. He died of AIDS-related pneumonia on September 16, 1994 at 59 years old. His papers are held at the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York. The Richard A. Heyman Environmental Pollution Control Facility in Key West was named in his honor. In 2010, a documentary about Richard Heyman’s first term as mayor, directed by John Mikytuck, The Newcomer, was released.

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

2004: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs “AB 2900,” a bill to unify all state anti-discrimination codes to match the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In essence it adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” anti-discrimination protections to the California government, labor, military and veterans, public utilities, unemployment and insurance, and welfare and institutions codes.

2006

‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by the Scissor Sisters was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, ‘Sexyback’ by Justin Timberlake was at No.1 on the US charts and Sandi Thom had the Australian No.1 single with ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair).

2013 – Israeli couple, Yuval Topper-Erez, a transman, and his husband Matan, became the first to be jointly recognized as biological fathers

2021

https://www.edexlive.com/news/2021/sep/25/how-afghani-author-nemat-sadat-is-educating-young-asians-about-plight-queer-folk-taliban-territory-24292.htmlHow Afghani author Nemat Sadat is educating young Asians about the plight of queer folk in Taliban t- Edexlivewww.edexlive.com

https://charlestoncitypaper.com/invisible-shines-light-on-country-musics-queer-history/‘Invisible’ shines light on country music’s queer history – Charleston City PaperCharleston-native Beth Mevers got an up-close look at hidden forces that influence the sounds from of Music City as the executive director of a new documentary, Invisible. Directed by T.J. Parsell, Invisible is a feature-length film about the gay women who have excelled in country music as singers/songwriters. The film follows the individual and collective […]charlestoncitypaper.com

https://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/123277801Reeling 2021: Vivian Kleiman’s documentary ‘No Straight Lines’ details history of queer comicsNo Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics tells the story of five pioneering cartoonists, including one with deep ties to Chicago, as they go from being featured in gay newspapers and bookstores to worldwide fame, depicting everything from the AIDS crisis to coming-out, from same-sex mchicago.gopride.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/hollywood-capitol-hill-are-12-trailblazing-queer-latinos-rcna2007From Hollywood to Capitol Hill, here are 12 trailblazing queer LatinosIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, NBC Out is celebrating trailblazers and game changers at the intersection of the LGBTQ and Latino communities.www.nbcnews.com

https://denvergazette.com/news/minnesota-school-district-accused-of-forcing-explicit-lgbt-lesson-on-students-denies-allegations/article_e72a0d69-4e58-55c0-b3a2-295371628720.htmlMinnesota school district accused of forcing explicit LGBT lesson on students denies allegationsA Minnesota school district responded to allegations Friday that it had asked students to role-play in gay and transgender sex scenarios before classmates as part of its sex education curriculum.denvergazette.com

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/oregon-school-board-ban-anti-racist-lgbt-signs-80213680Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire – ABC NewsAn Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businessesabcnews.go.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-the-lgbt-purge-fellowship-research-1.6186869Elliot Lake, Ont., lawyer honoured for defending rights of Canada’s LGBTQ military members | CBC NewsThe Elliot Lake, Ont., lawyer who was lead counsel for a class action lawsuit launched against the Canadian government for its systemic mistreatment of LGBTQ military, RCMP and government staff is now being recognized for his work.www.cbc.ca

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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

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1721, Germany – Catherina Margaretha Linck (died 1721)is executed for female sodomy. She was a Prussian woman who for most of her adult life presented as a man named Anastasius Lagrantius Rosenstengel. She married 18-year-old Catharina Margaretha Mühlhahn, and, based on their sexual activity together (court records detail their sexual activities), was convicted of sodomy and executed by order of King Frederick William I. Linck’s execution was the last for lesbian sexual activity in Europe and an anomaly for its time. Linck’s story was the subject of a play, Executed For Sodomy: The Life of Catharina Linck, performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013.

1935

The New York Times publishes a review of Gale Wilhelm’s (April 26, 1908 – July 11, 1991) lesbian novel We Too Are Drifting.The reviewer refers to reading about “Sapphic intimacy” as chilling, and said that while the author had a poetic style and was clearly talented, the subject matter was the book’s major fault. Wilhelm lived with Helen Hope Rudolph Page in San Francisco from 1938 until Page’s death in the late 1940s. Barbara Grier  (November 4, 1933 – November 10, 2011), owner of Naiad Press, spent several years attempting to locate Wilhelm. The 1984 Naiad Press edition of We Too Are Drifting included a foreword by Grier describing Wilhelm’s life and pleading for any assistance from anyone who knew any information on the whereabouts of Wilhelm.By the time Naiad published Torchlight to Valhalla in 1985, it contained a foreword by Wilhelm herself, information given to Grier by an anonymous source.Grier speculated that Wilhelm stopped writing before she turned 40 years old because “the world would not let her write the books she wanted.” Wilhelm lived with Kathleen Huebner from 1953 until Wilhelm’s death in 1991 of cancer.

1979

On the USA Song charts,  Barbra Streisand had song #3–“The Main Event/Fight” while at seven  Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” and Elton John landed his 16th Top 10 hit with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

1984

George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1 in nearly 25 countries, selling over six million copies worldwide.

1988

The Centers for Disease Control announced that syphilis and hepatitis B among gay men decreased dramatically since 1982 but had increased among heterosexuals.

1990

United States President Signs Ryan White Act

George H.W. Bush signs the law which provides funding for services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The act is named after Ryan White, The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was named for a courageous young man named Ryan White who was diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion in December 1984. Ryan White was diagnosed at age 13 while living in Komono, Indiana and was given six months to live. When Ryan White tried to return to school, he fought AIDS-related discrimination in his Indiana community. Along with his mother Jeanne White Ginder, Ryan White rallied for his right to attend school – gaining national attention – and became the face of public education about his disease. Surprising his doctors, Ryan White lived five years longer than predicted. He died in April 1990, one month before his high school graduation and only months before Congress passed the legislation bearing his name in August 1990 – the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.

1992

Rocky Mountain Regional United Methodist Church bishop Roy Sano urges Colorado Methodist ministers to oppose Amendment 2, which sought to ban laws against anti-gay discrimination.

1993

 Giuseppe Mandanici, 33, was shot three times but survived the attack. Police believed it to be an act of random violence until they discovered that his father had paid a hit man $1 million lire (approx. $700 US) to kill his son because he could not come to terms with his son’s homosexuality.

1999

Hackers re-routed hate monger Fred Phelps’ anti-gay web site, godhatesfags.com to godlovesfags.com.

2005

Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop community during an MTV interview saying ‘hip-hop was always about speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people. Not just hip-hop, but America just discriminates, I wanna just, to come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, ‘Yo, stop it’.”

2007

It was announced the Lisa Marie Presley had founded a new organization called Presley Charitable Foundation. It was created to help people in need. The first Presley Place was in New Orleans, LA.

2021

https://www.insider.com/i-am-a-bisexual-woman-in-straight-relationship-lessons-learned-2021-8What I’ve Learned As a Bisexual Woman in a Straight RelationshipI experience “straight-passing privilege” and have questioned my right to queer spaces, but my sexuality does not depend on my partner’s gender.www.insider.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/18/woman-date-gay-warning-note-viral/Gay guy slips warning note to woman on an unsettling date: ‘Run. Be safe girl’A woman’s story about her unsettling date and the note a kind gay man left her went viral on Twitter – and for good reason.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2021/8/16/white-lotus-knows-how-skewer-white-gay-privilege‘The White Lotus’ Knows How to Skewer White Gay PrivilegeThe just-concluded HBO show takes aim at white privilege and entitlement in general but doesn’t spare white cisgender gay men.www.advocate.com

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-haredi-man-was-hospitalized-in-psych-ward-because-he-s-gay-israeli-court-rules-1.10126959Haredi man was forcibly hospitalized in psych ward because he’s gay, Israeli court rules – Israel News – Haaretz.comA Tel Aviv court orders to release the man, criticizing the psychiatric committee’s decision to forcefully commit himwww.haaretz.com

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/08/no-condoms-gay-sex-advice.htmlPrEP condom rejection: Why don’t gay men want to use rubbers anymore?I didn’t get the memo about this one.slate.com

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/boycott-bar-lesbian-bar-phoenix-back-in-business-11788654Phoenix Lesbian Nightspot Boycott Bar Is Back in Business | Phoenix New TimesThere are fewer than two dozen lesbian bars left in America, and Phoenix’s Boycott Bar is one of them.www.phoenixnewtimes.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/17/lesbian-corrective-rape-south-africa/Despicable thug who raped lesbian neighbour to ‘make her a woman’ jailed for lifeA man who raped his lesbian neighbour in a bid to “make her a woman” has been jailed for life in South Africa. Albro McLean, 41, from Cape Town, sexually assaulted the woman, who was described as a “long standing neighbour”, on 28 August, 2017. He was serving a suspended sentence for the sexual assault … Continuedwww.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2021/8/18/nuclear-family-lesbian-family-fights-stay-togetherIn ‘Nuclear Family,’ A Lesbian Family Fights To Stay TogetherThe HBO docuseries depicts the landmark case between a lesbian couple and the sperm donor who sued for parental rights.www.advocate.com

https://torontosun.com/sports/auto-racing/formula-1-boss-and-lesbian-lover-murdered-in-bed-by-her-hubbyFormula 1 boss and lesbian lover murdered in bed by her hubby | Toronto SunA Formula 1 high flier and her lesbian mistress were shot to death after her hubby found the pair together in bed.torontosun.com

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