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 4

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1939 – The day after the UK declares war on Germany, Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), father of computer science, registers for the UK military. He would make a major breakthrough in deciphering the German Enigma code that would help the Allies win WWII. His story is caught in the film The Imitation Game

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1957: 

The Wolfenden report is published in England. The committee recommends “that homosexual behavior between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offense”. The committee also recommended that the age of consent for sexual acts between men be set at 21, in contrast to 16 for heterosexual and lesbian sex.

In the segregated U.S. state of Arkansas, Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to stop nine black students from entering previously all-white Central High School in Little Rock. The students were later allowed to enter after the intervention of President Dwight Eisenhower.

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

1965

Sonny & Cher’s former #1 “I Got You Babe” was #6 on the USA pop charts

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

On the USA LP charts  the Soundtrack to “Jesus Christ Superstar” was #9

1976: 

Start of the three-day “Fourth Annual Gay Conference for Canada and Quebec,” held in Toronto, including a rally and march.

ABBA had the #1 song in the U.K.–“Dancing Queen”.

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

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

1990: Voters in Florida’s Broward County defeat a gay rights ordinance 59% to 41%.

1993

Paula Abdul hosted an AIDS awareness television special called In a New Light ’93.

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

2002: In Hungary, the Constitutional Court repeals §199 of the penal code, equalizing the age of consent for both heterosexual and homosexual activity at 14.

September 4, 2012 – 

The Democratic Party becomes the first major US political party in history to publicly support same-sex marriage on a national platform at the Democratic National Convention.

2016

September 4, 2016…Queen guitarist/astrophysicist Brian May announced that an asteroid orbiting Mars and Jupiter had been named for Freddie Mercury on what would have been the late singer’s 70th birthday.

2021

https://www.indy100.com/celebrities/drake-lesbian-lyric-album-backlash-b1914203Drake criticised for declaring himself a ‘lesbian’ in song on new album | indy100Drake has dropped his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy on Friday (September 3), but there is one particular lyric from a track that some people are having problems with.www.indy100.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/benhenry/lil-nas-x-montero-album-pregnancy-photoshootLil Nas X Shuts Down Criticism After “Montero” Pregnancy Photoshoot“Let me get offline, all of this negative energy is not good for the baby.”www.buzzfeednews.com

Indeed, men of all sexualities need to stop co-0pting women’s biology and fetishing women’s sexuality and gender, which is biological, regardless of personal expression or culture roles

and heterosexual women really need to think about how men behave to women

https://nypost.com/2021/09/03/tiktok-trend-claims-to-help-women-realize-theyre-lesbians/TikTok trend claims to help women realize they’re lesbiansTikTok users are doing their best to help women determine if they’re really attracted to men or if actually they’ve just succumbed to “compulsory heterosexuality” and are, in fact, lesbian.nypost.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/03/remembering-deaf-lesbian-pioneer-barbara-kannapell/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_uzWEGwBK50yJanJqYX4a2h.82sE_zNowfpG_x13HEks-1630777547-0-gqNtZGzNAmWjcnBszQblRemembering deaf lesbian pioneer Barbara Kannapell‘A fierce leader decades ahead of her time’www.washingtonblade.com

https://www.businessinsider.com/gay-man-raped-and-beaten-by-taliban-tricked-into-meeting-2021-9Afghanistan Gay Man Raped and Beaten by Taliban, Lured on Social MediaAfghan activists told Insider that even during the previous governments, gay men would be lured to their deaths through social media.www.businessinsider.com

indeed, they are different and it is okay to be bisexual and okay to be gay and okay to be lesbian

and define in clear terms

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/03/wikipedia-bisexuality-pansexuality-backlash/Wikipedia faces huge backlash after saying pansexuality and bisexuality are the same thingWikipedia has been accused of “spreading misinformation” after incorrectly claiming that pansexuality and bisexuality are the same thing.www.pinknews.co.uk

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LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts | CNN

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

THe Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

August 6 for LGBTQ2

1928

Andy Warhol, who makes his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Blogger Nina Notes: Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame quote was an accurate prediction, I wonder how many think it is a good thing or a bad thing.

1940

Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.

1970

Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

August 6, 1974

ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest.

1983

Tears for Fears first charted with the song “Change”

1987

The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville Florida for including the phrase “mature audience” on promotional materials and concert tickets.

The movie Who’s That Girl starring Madonna premiered at Times Square in New York City. This movie featured an Elvis Jailhouse Rock poster in Madonna’s jail cell.

1988

 Tracy Chapman’s debut LP was 4 on the USA Charts

1994

 Elton John owned song #4–“Can You Feel The Love Tonight

1998

George Michael performed at the Capital Centre in Washington, D.C.

2001

2001

Whitney Houston became one of the highest-paid musicians in the world after signing a new deal with Arista records, said to be worth more than $100m.

2012

Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and conductor, who wrote music for the movies The StingOrdinary PeopleSophie’s Choice and The Spy Who Loved Me, died in Los Angeles at age 68.  Hamlisch, who worked with Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Mathis and countless others, was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9802625/Toddlers-transitioning-male-rapists-womens-prisons-new-book-offers-look-trans-activism.htmlToddlers transitioning, male rapists in women’s prisons: new book offers look at trans-activism | Daily Mail OnlineHelen Joyce, who is Britain editor for the Economist, was prompted to write Trans after speaking with detransitioners who compare their experience to being ‘in a cult’.www.dailymail.co.uk

in sports

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210806-taiwan-won-t-attend-hong-kong-s-gay-games-fearing-security-lawTaiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security law – France 24Taiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security lawwww.france24.com

https://www.out.com/sports/2021/8/04/lesbian-filipina-boxer-thanks-lgbtq-community-after-winning-silverLesbian Filipina Boxer Thanks LGBTQ+ Community After Winning SilverNesthy Petecio dedicated her historic win in the first-ever women’s featherweight boxing event to the global queer community.www.out.com

in representation

https://kotaku.com/the-pokemon-company-company-actually-says-gay-rights-1847434624The Pokémon Company Company Actually Says Gay RightsPokémon Unite’s social media account pleaded for the hets. Incidentally, Twitter is a mistakekotaku.com

https://www.nme.com/features/gaming-features/gorgeous-god-like-and-bisexual-how-hades-developers-made-sexuality-part-of-the-power-fantasy-3013075Gorgeous, God-like and… bisexual? How ‘Hades’’ developers made sexuality part of the power fantasyZagreus is your hero, your anti-hero. And he was made that way. Irritating and devilishly loveable… he’s bisexual, too. Of course.www.nme.com

https://tvline.com/2021/08/05/xena-reunion-lucy-lawless-renee-oconnor-my-life-is-murder/amp/Xena Reunion Photos: Lucy Lawless Is Joined by Renee O’Connor on Acorn TV Drama — ‘The Fans Are Gonna Love It’ – TVLineTV’s erstwhile Xena, Warrior Princess reunites with her Gabrielle in these first photos from Renee O’Connor’s guest-starring role on Lucy Lawless’ Aussie crime drama.tvline.com

https://pagesix.com/2021/08/06/xena-star-renee-oconnor-on-shows-lesbian-undertones/‘Xena’ star Renee O’Connor on show’s lesbian undertones“Xena” star Renee O’Connor looked back on the show’s lesbian undertones and how it would be different now.pagesix.com

in reality

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/young-gay-and-raised-to-believe-she-was-the-spawn-of-the-devil-1.4640425Young, gay and raised to believe she was the spawn of the DevilTV: Pray Away is a devastating portrait of vulnerable people led astray by conversion therapywww.irishtimes.com

https://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/black-nite-remembrance-day-birthplace-milwaukees-lgbtq-pride-honored-60th-anniversary/“Black Nite Brawl” Day: The birthplace of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ pride movement honored on 60th anniversary | The Milwaukee Independentwww.milwaukeeindependent.com

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/west-island-lgbtq2-celebrating-10-years-of-serviceWest Island LGBTQ2+ celebrating 10 years of service | Montreal GazetteThe West Island LGBTQ+ Centre’s mission is to create a safe place where LGBTQ+ people can truly be who they are.montrealgazette.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-lgbtq-community-turns-to-shared-accommodations-to-build-safe-living/LGBTQ community turns to shared accommodations to build safe living spaces – The Globe and MailRising housing prices are creating a volatile market, particularly for LGBTQ community members, who are often more likely to face housing discrimination. As a result, many of them are turning to shared accommodations to build safe living spaceswww.theglobeandmail.com

and making it worse than it had to be

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/lesbian-attorney-general-says-wont-accept-hrcs-donations-groups-president-resigns/Lesbian Attorney General says she won’t accept HRC’s donations until the group’s president resigns / LGBTQ NationAlphonso David called on his former boss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign this week, but now there are calls for David to step down too…www.lgbtqnation.com

June 24 for LGBTQ2

June 24, 1958

Nina Simone releases her debut album, Little Girl Blue.

1966

Janis Joplin performed for the first time as lead singer for Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California.

1967

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin spent week #6 at the top on the R&B chart and on the pop chart, dropped from one to two.

1969

Written and produced by Sonny Bono, the romantic  drama Chastity casts Cher, in her first solo film role, as a hippie runaway who tries to overcome her troubled past. The movie bombs and turns Cher off from acting in films for the next decade.

June 24, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Guildford City Hall, England, on his Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1978

now at four, the former #1 “You’re the One That I Want” from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.

at five ABBA with their 11th hit “Take A Chance On Me”

1989

 Bette Midler’s former #1 classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” was at #6, Donna Summer’s last big hit, her 30th career hit and 14th Top 10–“This Time I Know It’s For Real” was up to #7,

2021

https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2021/06/24/t-thomason-hopes-to-make-lovers-in-a-dangerous-time-a-queer-anthem/T. Thomason hopes to make ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ a queer anthem – Video – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

https://etcanada.com/news/794956/sean-hayes-patti-harrison-wanda-sykes-and-more-join-the-queer-animated-comedy-q-force/Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison, Wanda Sykes & More Join The Queer, Animated Comedy ‘Q-Force’ | ETCanada.comThe animated world just got a little bit gayer with the announcement that Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison, Wanda Sykes, Matt Rogers, and more have joined the voice cast of Netflix’s new queer, adult comedy “Q-Force”. Created by Gabe Liedman (“Pen15”, “Big Mouth”) and executive-produced by Hayes, Todd Milliner, Ben Heins, Mike Schur, and David Miner, the sassy…etcanada.com

https://collider.com/queer-coded-villains-in-film-erasure/How Queer-Coded Villains in Film Have Turned Into Queer ErasureHollywood has long used queer coding to communicate villains in movies. But the solution cannot be queer erasure.collider.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/taylor_steele/pins-patches-mugs-stickers-queer-owned-businesses21 Pins, Mugs, And Stickers From Queer-Owned BusinessesShow off your support of the queer community by shopping these queer-owned businesses.www.buzzfeed.com

June 18 for LGBTQ2

1948
Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc.


1966

on the LP charts, the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #4 and Barbra Streisand had #8–Color Me Barbra,


June 18, 1976
ABBA gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on the eve of their wedding.

Barry Manilow remained at the top for a third week with “Looks Like We Made It” on the Easy Listening chart.

Barry Manilow Live was #7 on the LP charts

1983

 Culture Club moved to #2 with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)” while David Bowie dropped with “Let’s Dance”.

1984

The movie Rhinestone starring Dolly Parton premiered at the Roy Acuff Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.

1988

George Michael performed on the first of two nights at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center (SEC) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Faith was on top the Album chart for the 12th week for George Michael.

2019

Adam Lambert is desperate to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming biopic. … “I hear that there’s an Elvis one in the works,” Adam said at the …

https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/adam-lambert-eyeing-up-elvis-presley-biopic-role/wcm/374c1ad7-4bb8-4411-98f4-eced1575aba9

2021

Dear Business: You may not refuse service to any person.

Your product is food, not art and your religion needs to be left at home.

and even art cannot be refused for sale to persons able to pay.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/us/wedding-cake-colorado-jack-phillips.htmlColorado Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Cake for Transgender Woman – The New York TimesJack Phillips, whose previous refusal to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple made its way to the Supreme Court in 2018, violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, a state judge found.www.nytimes.com

there is a need for a separate sports league owing to unfairness to women, teens and girls.

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legal_affairs/us-dept-of-justice-says-wv-transgender-athlete-ban-shows-misunderstanding-or-fear-of-transgender/article_42c4ae01-4f0b-5c3f-b683-132b2528b5f1.htmlUS Dept. of Justice says WV transgender athlete ban shows “misunderstanding or fear of transgender girls,” “outright anti-transgender bias”The U.S. Department of Justice is targeting West Virginia for prohibiting transgender girls and women from participating in public school sports.www.wvgazettemail.com

it is less than the military spends on Viagra for heterosexual troops

and given the military scandals decade after decade….

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/18/heres-how-much-pentagon-has-spent-so-far-treat-transgender-troops.htmlHere’s How Much the Pentagon Has Spent So Far to Treat Transgender Troops | Military.comThe Pentagon has spent $15 million in the past five years to treat 1,892 transgender troops, Defense Department data provided to Military.com shows.www.military.com

Most transpersons are heterosexual – and supporting human rights one thing

Dating is another and Gays, bisexuals and lesbians have a right to a no without being named called or kicked out of LGBT which is supposed to be a qmunity

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/06/18/togetherinpride-fight-for-transgender-acceptance-front-and-center-for-gay-rights-advocates/Transgender Acceptance Front And Center For Gay Rights Advocates – CBS New YorkAdvocates say gender-neutral bathrooms and understanding pronouns are good first steps, but barely scratch the surface when it comes to real policy changes.newyork.cbslocal.com

funny how rejecting heteronormative roles for gender ends up reinforcing them…

https://www.advocate.com/music/2021/6/17/kat-cunnings-boys-features-all-trans-nonbinary-cast-and-crewKat Cunning’s ‘Boys’ Features an All Trans, Nonbinary Cast and CrewThe musician and actor celebrates the transmasculine community in a joyous video.www.advocate.com

Not being labelled was the closet bisexual clue, whereas gay men and lesbians avoided using pronouns as closeted language to not alert the heteros

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/bisexuals-coming-out-anna-paquin.htmlOpinion | Why Bisexuals Should Come Out and Embrace the Label – The New York TimesWe need you. You could use us, too.www.nytimes.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/18/ian-mckellen-hamlet-bisexual-william-shakespeare-theatre-royal-windsor/Ian McKellen explains why one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters is bisexualLegendary actor Ian McKellen has explained why he thinks Hamlet, one of William Shakespeare’s most famous characters, is bisexual.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.wlky.com/article/josephine-baker-jazz-age-harlem-renaissance-icon/36751476Josephine Baker: Jazz Age star and bisexual trailblazerFamous for her dancing, comedy and costumes, there was never a risk of boredom when Josephine Baker took the stage.www.wlky.com

https://wreg.com/news/city-of-bartlett-to-take-man-to-court-over-front-yard-gay-pride-display/City of Bartlett to take man to court over front yard gay pride displayA Bartlett man is calling foul after he said city code enforcement officials told him the gay pride flags and inflatable rainbow in his front yard would have to go.wreg.com

https://www.espn.com/soccer/mexico-mex/story/4413264/mexico-sanctioned-by-fifa-for-recurrence-of-fans-anti-gay-chantMexico sanctioned by FIFA for recurrence of fans’ anti-gay chantMexico will play its next two home games behind closed doors due to a recurrence of an anti-gay chant during pre-Olympic qualifying.www.espn.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/us/madeline-davis-dead.htmlMadeline Davis, Who Spoke to the Nation as a Lesbian, Dies at 80 – The New York TimesShe was the first openly gay woman to speak to a major party’s national convention, asking Democrats in 1972 to include an anti-discrimination plank in their platform.www.nytimes.com

loss of lesbian spaces along with the loss of lesbian as a word

once again, the love that canot be named

https://www.gaycitynews.com/lesbian-bar-project-documentary/“Lesbian Bar Project” Confronts a Diminishing Nightlife Landscape“Why are the dyke bars disappearing?” Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black” and “Broad City“) poses the salient question within the first moments of the 20-minute documentary created by The Lesbian Bar Project, a groundbreaking fundraising campaign. DeLaria, an actress, comedian, and self-described “big butch dyke,” is the narrator and executive producer of the […]www.gaycitynews.com

May 19 for LGBTQ2

May 19, 1972

Elton John released the album Honky Chateau in the U.K.

May 19, 1975

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released U.S. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which certifies official album sales, reports that the album was released May 19, and the RIAA certified the album Gold on May 21.  As great an album as ‘Captain Fantastic’ is, it is physically impossible for an album to be certified Gold if it hasn’t been released yet.  The LP’s Platinum status was certified in 1993.

1978

The disco film “Thank God It’s Friday,” starring Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Chick Vennera, and Terri Nunn,  premiered in New York City.

1979

The closest thing to a Beatles’ reunion happened when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together at Eric Clapton’s wedding reception The bride, Patti Boyd, was formerly married to George Harrison. Joining them for a jam session were Clapton, Mick Jagger and Ginger Baker. . The all-star band ran through old Little Richard and Eddie Cochran songs.

ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album.

on the USA LP charts  We Are Family from Sister Sledge at #7 and Go West by the Village People at 8

1990

Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vogue’. Originally planned as a B-side, it became the singers eighth US No.1 and seventh UK No.1 hit.

“Vogue” became Madonna’s eighth #1 song on this date, taking over from “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic) by Sinead O’Connor. 

1998

Sonny And Cher receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seventeen months after Sonny was killed in a skiing accident.

2001

The $20 million waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Countryopened on 25 acres near the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

2018

Elton John performed at the wedding reception of England’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, playing “Your Song”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Circle of Life” and “I’m Still Standing”.

2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/demi-lovato-says-they-are-non-binary-and-changing-their-pronouns-1.5434167Demi Lovato says they are non-binary and changing their pronouns | CTV NewsSinger Demi Lovato has revealed they are non-binary and are changing their pronouns, telling fans they are ‘proud’ to make the change after ‘a lot of self-reflective work.’www.ctvnews.ca

May 17 for lgbtq2

May 17, 1974

ABC aired the Elton John television special “Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things.”

May 17, 1975

Elton John was awarded a Platinum record for his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. It was the first L.P. to sell one million copies on its first day of release.

Elton John plays “Bennie And The Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” on Soul Train, becoming just the third white performer to appear on the show, after Dennis Coffey and Gino Vannelli.

song charts at #6 Have You Never Been Mellow from Olivia Newton-John, with the Soundtrack to “Funny Lady” at #7,

1978

Donna Summer’s film Thank God It’s Friday premiered in Los Angeles.

ABC-TV aired two music specials, “The Carpenters: Space Encounters,” with guests John Davidson and Charlie Callas, and then “Olivia,” hosted by Olivia Newton-John, with ABBA and Andy Gibb.

1980

“The Rose”, the title song from the movie in which she starred in, was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for Bette Midler.

1986

Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singers third US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

Incredibly, Whitney Houston climbed back to #1 on the Album chart in its 60th week of release.

1993

Barry Manilow appears on CBS-TV’s Murphy Brown, where he sang “I Am Your Child”.

1995

Chuck BerryFats Domino and Little Richard  performed together on the same stage for the first time at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England,   They were scheduled to appear in London the following night and in Birmingham on May 20, however Domino did not perform at either of those shows due to illness.

2002

The Barry Manilow special, Ultimate Manilow aired on CBS-TV.

2005

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Idiot” on “Good Morning America.”

:  Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer.

2010

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Love Me”, “Don’t” and many others for Elvis Presley, “Kansas City” for Wilbert Harrison and “Charlie Brown” for the Coasters, were given the Outstanding Achievement Award for Musical Collaborators by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in Chicago, Illinois.

Jailhouse Rock being a gay song is why this is included.

2012

Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Love to Love You, and ‘Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’.

Lisa Marie Presley performed her song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on American Idol’s results show.

Queer for May 5

Until the 1990s the public seemed unaware that Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender people existed at the fringes of society and as the punchline of many hetero jokes.

in the modern era, Teen Vogue

in 1933, on this day

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/lgbtq-institute-in-germany-was-burned-down-by-nazisLGBTQ Institute in Germany Was Burned Down by Nazis | Teen VogueAn institute and library in Germany named Institut für Sexualwissenschaft was burned down by Nazis, destroying vital info on the LGBTQ community compiled by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld.www.teenvogue.com

May 6, 1960

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960. Designed to deal with discriminatory practices in America’s segregated South, the act established federal inspection of voter registration rolls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone’s attempt to vote or register to vote.

1972

Elton John‘s “Rocket Man” is released. It will reach #6 in the US and #2 in the UK. In 2004, it was ranked #242 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1992

Whitney Houston performed on her first network TV special, Whitney Houston—This Is My Life, on ABC-TV. The show was produced by her own Nippy Inc. production company. Nippy was her  childhood nickname.

Actress  Marlene Dietrich died of kidney failure at age 90. (Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Foreign Affair, Pittsburgh, Kismet, Desire, The Devil Is a Woman, Touch of Evil, Blonde Venus)/singer (Falling In Love Again)

2002

The Guinness Hit Singles book listed “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen as the UK’s favorite single of all time, followed by “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Like A Prayer” by Madonna.

2008

Cher returned to the stage at the Las Vegas Coliseum for the first of 200 planned shows, however only 78 of the them were performed.

2015

The results of the evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, was published in The Royal Society Open Science Journal. The scientists who looked at more than 17,000 songs found three music revolutions – in 1964, 1983 and 1991. In 1964 the invasion of British bands introduced a radical new rocky sound. Synthesisers, samplers and drum machines, drove a second major style shift in 1983. The third, in 1991, came about when rap and hip-hop went mainstream. The team also refuted claims that pop music was starting to sound the same.

2021

https://news.trust.org/item/20210506143517-2ikuiLesbian mothers flood German courts with parenting rights demandsOver a dozen lesbian couples have gone to court seeking to reform Germany’s civil code, which does not recognise lesbian parentsnews.trust.org

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/home-of-first-lesbian-couple-to-legally-marry-in-san-francisco-will-become-landmark/Home of first lesbian couple to legally marry in San Francisco will become landmark – CBS NewsThe home of late activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin became an unofficial office for the Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian rights group.www.cbsnews.com

they had a bisexual thing, not a lesbian thing.

neither are lesbians when they are dating men and male identified

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/television/brody-jenner-says-ex-wifes-lesbian-thing-with-miley-cyrus-was-gnarlyBrody Jenner says ex-wife’s ‘lesbian thing’ with Miley Cyrus was ‘gnarly’ | Toronto SunReality TV star Brody Jenner was shocked when his ex-wife, Kaitlynn Carter, began dating Miley Cyrus, because she had never expressed a romantic interest in…torontosun.com

and most importantly: a sexuality and gender studies continue

https://consumer.healthday.com/5-4-new-study-examines-sexuality-of-people-with-autism-2652782644.htmlNew Study Examines Sexuality of People With Autism – Consumer Health News | HealthDayWEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism report a broad range of sexuality — being much more likely to identify as asexual, bisexual or homosexual than people without autism, a new study finds.In a survey of nearly 2,400 adults, researchers found that those with autism were thre…consumer.healthday.com

and

https://www.psypost.org/2020/11/study-sheds-light-on-differences-in-sexual-satisfaction-among-straight-bisexual-and-lesbian-women-58604Study sheds light on differences in sexual satisfaction among straight, bisexual, and lesbian womenNew research suggests the importance of several factors that contribute to the sexual satisfaction of women vary based on sexual orientation. The …www.psypost.org

in the UK

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/05/09/old-baily-judge-charles-wilde-stonewall-trans-lgbt-hate-crime-lgb-alliance-womens-place/Retired judge suggests anti-trans groups should help reform hate crime lawFormer Old Bailey judge claims that allowing trans groups to have too much say over hate crime laws could cause freedom of speech to “suffer”.www.pinknews.co.uk

queer for april 23

1956
Liberace meets Elvis Presley

1966
Cher’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” coming in at #3

April 23, 1977
Joan Jett, with Blondie as her opening act, appeared at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Thelma Houston’s disco plea “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” originally recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes in 1975, hits #1 in America.

song chart at #6 , Natalie Cole edged up one with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind; Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” moved back up to #7,

LP chart: The Soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’” would have to settle for #3 , This One’s For You by Barry Manilow at #6 and Unpredictable from Natalie Cole at #8

1979
ABBA released the album Voulez-Vous.

1983
David Bowie moved into the Top 10 with “Let’s Dance” and Thomas Dolby was at #10 with “She Blinded Me With Science”.

David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the title track which made No. 1 on the US and UK singles chart and ‘China Girl.’

1985
Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

1988
Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row. (Houston’s record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 stopping being counted. )

The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack was at #1 on the U.S. Album chart – with More Dirty Dancing from the movie at #3, George Michael’s Faith at #4

The movie soundtrack had a gay band The Blow Monkeys covering Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me

1991

Founder member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders (John Anthony Genzale, Jr), died of a drug overdose. He renamed himself Johnny Thunders, after a comic book of the same name. The influential New York Dolls formed in 1972 and made just two albums. A teenage Morrissey acted as president of the UK branch of the New York Dolls fan club. Formed The Heartbreakers with Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan, and Television bassist Richard Hell.

1995

Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.

queer for april 16


1974

At Regis College in Denver, Queen gave their first U.S. concert.

1977
ABBA fell from #1 to #6 with “Dancing Queen”, Natalie Cole was at 7 with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, Barbra Streisand was at #8 with “Evergreen”,

1983
“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Culture Club at #10

1988

Whitney Houston’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” prevailed for the third week atop the Adult Contemporary chart but dropped to #3 on the pop chart.

1990

More than 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert. Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Simple Minds, and others took part in “Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa,” an “international reception” for the civil-rights leader, who had just been released from a 27-year prison sentence.

1997

Elton John was awarded an honorary membership to Britain’s Royal Academy of Music.

2008

Barbra Streisand donated $5 million for the establishment of a women’s heart education and research program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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