LGBTQ2 for February 9



BCE to The Suffragettes

1874 – Amy Lowell American lesbian poet was born in Brookline. Massachusetts. A militant literary leader she thumbed her nose at the Boston Brahmans who raised her and outed herself. Her lover was actress Ada Dwyer Russell whom she called “Peter.” Russell is reputed to be the subject of Lowell’s more erotic works, most notably the love poems contained in ‘Two Speak Together’, a subsection of Pictures of the Floating World.  The two women traveled to England together, where Lowell met Ezra Pound, who at once became a major influence and a major critic of her work. Pound considered Lowell’s embrace of Imagism to be a kind of hi-jacking of the movement, and among his friends he referred to her as the “hippo-poetess”, because of her large body size. Lowell has been linked romantically to writer Mercedes de Acosta, but the only evidence of any contact between them is a brief correspondence about a planned memorial for Duse. Lowell was a short but imposing figure who kept her hair in a bun and wore a pince-nez.

1923 – Brendan Behan is born.  Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish.  Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA’s youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic ballads from a tender age. Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to him serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom (see “The Borstal Boy” ) and was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland. During this time, he took it upon himself to study and he became a fluent speaker of the Irish language. Subsequently released from prison as part of a general amnesty given by the Fianna Fáil government in 1946, Behan moved between homes in Dublin, Kerry and Connemara and also resided in Paris for a period.   Behan had married Beatrice Salkeld  in 1955. A daughter, Blanaid, was born in 1963.  This however, was not enough to bring Behan back from his alcoholic abyss. By early March 1964, the end was in sight. Collapsing at the Harbour Lights bar, he was transferred to the Meath Hospital in central Dublin, where he died, aged 41. The family of Brendan Behan claim that he was bisexual all of his life, but he kept it quiet for his families sake.

1927 – Three plays with same-sex love content are raided and the casts and producers are arrested. The plays are “The Captive,” a controversial play about two women with an “abnormal relationship”; “Sex” starring Mae West; and “The Virgin Man.” No one was prosecuted but the plays closed days later. The Captive, by Édouard Bourdet, was a three-act melodrama was among the first Broadway plays to deal with lesbianism and caused a scandal in New York City. The play was shut down after 160 performances and prompted the adoption of a state law dealing with obscenity; Sex by Jane Mast was  “obscene, indecent, immoral, and impure” and put Mae Westin prison for 10 days; The Virgin Man was a 1956 Argentine comedy film directed by Román Viñoly Barreto and starring Luis Sandrini. Cast.

02-09-1938 – 12-31-2012 Jovette Marchessault – Born in Montreal, Quebec. 

She was a Canadian writer, artist, and an important pioneer of lesbian and feminist literature and art in Canada. In 1980, with the publication of Triptyque lesbien, she risked her developing career by becoming the first Quebec novelist to declare her lesbianism. A portrait of Marchessault, by artist Robert Laliberté, is on exhibit in the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection, in honor of her role as a builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1941 – Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) is an American politician and former child actor, currently the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District. In 1994, she became the first openly gay California legislator and in 1997, she was the first woman to be named Speaker pro Tempore in California. Kuehl most recently served as a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing the 23rd district in Los Angeles County and parts of southern Ventura County. A former member of the California State Assembly, she was elected to the Senate in 2000 and served until December 2008. She was elected to her supervisorial post in 2014. In her capacity as Supervisor, she also sits on the Metro Board, First 5 LA, and is the County appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. As a child actress she performed under the stage name Sheila James. the role she is probably best known for – her portrayal of teen-aged genius Zelda Gilroy, the wannabe girlfriend of the title character in the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963. Zelda was originally intended to be a one-shot character in the early Dobie Gillis episode “Love is a Science”, but Dobie creator Max Shulman liked Kuehl and had her signed on as a semi-regular cast member. Since 2010, Kuehl has hosted “Get Used To It”, a national cable show on LGBT issues, filmed in West Hollywood.

1943 – Marc ’10½’ Stevens was a pioneering bisexual  sex industry figure during the 1970’s in New York City. He appeared in over 80 pornographic movies, and he also led an erotic dance troupe and performed in live sex shows. While he predominantly appeared in heterosexual films and loops, he made a number of gay movies as well. He was a close associate of leading sex industry figures such as Jason & Tina Russell, Annie Sprinkle, who was also his neighbor for a time, Sharon Mitchell, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin and Gloria Leonard. Tall and lean with a well-defined musculature, he had the nickname “10½” because of the size of his rather large circumcised penis. Stevens passed away of AIDS in 1989 at age 46

1944 – Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is born. She is an African-American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels Meridian (1976) and The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), among other works. Walker dislikes labels, but acknowledges having been in love with both men and women and, in a 1996 Essence article, described herself as bisexual. . In the mid-1990s, she was involved in a romantic relationship with singer Tracy Chapman. “It was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was nobody’s business but ours.” Walker wrote, “At one point I learned Transcendental Meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state on oneness with creation and it was as if I didn’t exist except as a part of everything.”

02-09-1948 Dr. Susan Love – Born in Little Silver, New Jersey. She is an American Surgeon, a prominent advocate of preventative breast cancer research, and author. She is regarded as one of 

the most respected women’s health specialists in the United States. In 2012, she announced that she was was diagnosed with leukemia and took a leave of absence to pursue chemotherapy treatment. After a successful treatment, she returned to work the following year. On February 22, 2004, she married her partner, Dr. Helen Sperry Cooksey in San Francisco.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-09-1957 

Johnny Mathis had his first hit “Wonderful!  Wonderful!” debut on the chart.

Carla Trujillo – Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She is an American writer and 

teacher. She has a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Her first novel, What Night Brings (2003), received the Miguel Mármol Prize for best work of fiction by a Latino. It was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Trujillo is the editor of Living Chican Theory (1998) and Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About (1991), which won the Lambda Literary Award. She has taught at Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writers Retreat, U.C. Berkeley, Mills College, and San Francisco State University. She is openly lesbian.

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

February 9, 1966

Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.

 February 9, 1969

Roslyn Kind made her TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Roslyn Kind is the sister of Barbra Streisand.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Barely a month after All in the Family takes to the air Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, is gay. This is the first instance in which a network television program aired a positive plot-line involving a gay issue.

ARCHIE: Hey, let me ask you something. How long you notice this kid Roger that was in with Mike?
STEVE: Oh, a couple of years, ever since he started coming to the shop.
ARCHIE: A couple of years. Now you’re a man of the world. Now you must know that this kid is kind of a la-di-da, right?
STEVE: Is that what Mike thinks of Roger?
ARCHIE: Forget about what Mike thinks. I can’t even tell you what he thinks. Here, put them glasses over here, I want to go with you once more. Go ahead. (Steve takes the beers, moves them to another table.) Come on, let me get even with you one more time. Go on, get it up there. (Steve and Archie grab hands in an arm-wrestling hold on the table.)
STEVE: What does Mike think, Arch?
ARCHIE: Aw, Mike, geez. Well for one thing, he thinks that friend of his, Roger, is straight. And for another thing–well Steve, you’re gonna wanna bust him wide open when I tell you this, I don’t know where he gets these brainstorms, but he thinks that you’re–geez, I can’t even say it to you, Steve.
STEVE: He’s right, Arch.
ARCHIE: Huh?
STEVE: He’s right. (Steve slams Archie’s arm down on the table.)
ARCHIE: Oh, you mean he’s right about his friend Roger there.
STEVE: About everything.

Gay History - February 9th: Irish Poet Brendan Behan, Archie Bunker's Gay Buddy, and Jerry Falwell Outs A Teletubby

According to scholar Larry Gross, in his book Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America, the episode also opened the door for other programs such as Soap, later in the 1970s, and Dynasty, in the 1980s, that included recurring gay characters in their casts. And Gross further observes that this progress ultimately laid the groundwork for the programs with gay characters-some of them in leading roles-that are appearing on the small screen today.

1974

“Waterloo” by Abba was chosen to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.

 Anne Murray reached #1 on the Adult chart with “Love Song”.

The beautiful “Love’s Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra was the new #1 song, with Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were” dropping for now.

February 9, 1975

Cher‘s solo weekly TV show premieres on CBS with guest Elton John and Bette Midler.

1977 – The world’s first gay and lesbian film festival premieres in San Francisco. Frameline is the oldest ongoing film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) programming currently in existence

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

1980

on the USA song charts #5 Queen with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

 1985

Madonna started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, a No.3 hit in the UK.

Wham!  with “Careless Whisper” jumped to the top of the Adult Contemporary chart and was #3 pop chart which had #9  Madonna “Like a Virgin” and Prince dropped to 10 with “I Would Die 4 (sic) U (sic)”.

 Madonna rose to #1 on the Album chart with Like a Virgin

02-09-1989 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen – Born in Pieksämäki, Finland. He is a Finnish swimmer that has competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. On February 2, 2014, Liukkonen came out as gay in a Yle Finnish TV interview, becoming one of the first out gay athletes in Finland. He was one of 49 out LGBT athletes that participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

1994, Italy – Pope Iohn Paul II attacks the European Parliament resolution in favor of lesbian and gay rights.

1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastian Liberty Universality the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Winky is gay.

1999 – The leader of the “moral majority” and founder of the anti-gay hate bastion Liberty University the “Reverend” Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Wink is gay.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: The Show’s products and characters became commonplaces at Pride where the toddler program had been niche confind prior to this best of all publicity.

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

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011,

Canada – The Canadian House passes a law protecting gender expression rights.

02-09-2015 

 Same-sex marriage begins in Alabama, making it the 37th state to allow gay marriages.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, become the first gay men in history to share the ceremonial “first kiss” held when a vessel returns from deployment.

2018 – Adam Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships. Rippon was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSouth Koreawhere he won a bronze medal thus becoming the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. Later that year, he won season 26 of Dancing with the Stars with professional dancer Jenna Johnson, making Rippon the first openly gay celebrity to win the competition.

2022

Sexuality & STEM in the past and present: An LGBT History …

Eventbrite – Sexuality & STEM in the past and present: An LGBT History Month event – Wednesday, 9 February 2022 at The Loft, Birmingham, West Midlands.

In this talk, Steven Dryden, Sound Archive and Humanities Reference Specialist, will explore the printed and oral testimonies that capture a history of women within the gay liberation movement in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: the above is an event occurring today in LGBTQ2 history, while the below is today’s global reporting of ongoing, and today’s post just too much demonstrates the traditional, continuing and status quo problems and barriers faced by women of all sexual orientations and across ethnicity.

the cold war got hot again

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/02/09/russian-government-seeks-closure-lgbt-rights-group

Russian Government Seeks Closure of LGBT Rights Group | Human Rights Watch

This week, Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit seeking to “liquidate” Sphere Foundation, the legal entity under which the Russian LGBT Network operates, arguing the group’s activities run contrary to “traditional values.”www.hrw.org

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Dear Religion claiming being not heterosexual is abusive – do you mean abusive relationships like – absenteeism, you are never good enough – like gods and followers? abusive like that? abusive like rape is not a problem and not obeying is? abusive like that?

religion is delusional and enforced with genocide

Blasphemy is Duty where not punishable by death

Sydney’s Penrith Christian School Equates Being LGBT with Abusive Relationships – Star Observer

Penrith Christian School has listed transgender identity and same-sex attraction alongside “abusive relationships” as behaviours “not acceptable to God” in its enrolment application.www.starobserver.com.au

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: time to stop religions from preying upon children and teens at all preachers and teachers are the preferred pedophile professions, along with sports coaches

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10486939/Scott-Morrison-promises-ban-church-schools-excluding-LGBT-students.html

Scott Morrison promises to ban church schools from excluding LGBT students | Daily Mail Online

Scott Morrison will seek to win over his party room on religious discrimination protections with a promise to ban church schools from excluding LGBTQI+ students.www.dailymail.co.uk

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

In Canada, before Marriage Equality 60% were against and a year later, that many were for, because 1 nothing changed for heterosexuals and 2 the economy grew because more could marry and marriage tourism from the USA increased

https://theconversation.com/lgbt-rights-in-eastern-europe-explaining-financial-benefits-makes-a-big-difference-to-peoples-views-new-findings-176764

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Promising findings in Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey show what can be achieved with a bit of information.theconversation.com

The Fights Ahead For The LGBT Community In Australia – Star Observer

Now more than ever, it’s important that the LGBTQI community continues to advance the causes that we are passionate about and hold ground on the hard-fought rights secured.www.starobserver.com.au

Ugandan court to rule on shutdown of LGBT ally organisation Chapter Four – Erasing 76 Crimes

Uganda’s High Court in Kampala has set March 18 as the date to rule on an application seeking to quash the government’s decision to indefinitely suspend the activities of LGBT ally and …76crimes.com

LGBT History Month: How Far Has the Workplace Come? – Employee Benefits

It’s LGBT History Month this February. A time to celebrate LGBTQ+ history. So, we thought it was the perfect moment to shed some light on whether the UK workplace has progressed in its fight towards a more equal workplace for those within the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) community. According to the Office of […]employeebenefits.co.uk

https://www.rcnky.com/articles/2022/02/07/union-rejects-lgbt-fairness-ordinance

Union Rejects LGBT Fairness Ordinance | The River City News

Written by Michael A. Monks, LINK nky chief content officer”Unapologetically, yes.”www.rcnky.com

Polish court acquits IKEA manager who fired employee for quoting the Bible in response to LGBT community event

The manager of an IKEA store who stood accused of religious discrimination was acquitted on Friday by a Polish court. Katarzyna N., the manager of the HR department for the IKEA store in Kraków, had been charged with restricting the rights of Janusz Komenda, an employee who was dismissed in May 2019 for posting Bible […]rmx.news

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

there needs to be either one or two trans categories in sports, in addition to men and women’s categories, other wise we may as well just have one

women’s sports need the same protection, and there is no biodiff between women across sexual orientation

https://www.wibc.com/news/local-indiana/senate-sets-hearing-on-transgender-athletes-bill-as-lgbt-groups-rally-in-opposition/

Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Opposition – 93.1FM WIBC

Senate Sets Hearing on Transgender Athletes Bill As LGBT Groups Rally in Oppositionwww.wibc.com

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/queer-as-folk-russell-t-davies-shown-schools-lgbt-history-1449215

Russell T Davies’s ‘Queer as Folk’ changed my life, it should be shown in schools as part of LGBT History

The US version is about to rebooted, but I’m not sure we need a new version when the original is still so educationalinews.co.uk

https://thethaiger.com/news/regional/singapore/singapores-lgbt-content-ban-slammed-after-gay-kiss-caught-in-news-broadcast

Singapore’s LGBT content ban slammed after gay kiss caught in news broadcast

A video clip of two men, an Asian and a white man, sharing a kiss at the back of Channel News Asia’s correspondent who was reporting fromthethaiger.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – February 9 | Ronni Sanlo

https://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-february-9

Feb 9, 2018 — 1971 – Barely a month after the TV show All in the Family takes to the air, Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, …

The Lavender Effect

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Gay History – February 9: Irish Poet Brendan Behan, Archie …

https://womenshistorynetwork.org › 9th-february-2022…

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for February 7

BCE to The Suffragettes

1046 BC – Jonathan the son of king Saul was born. The love affair between Jonathan and David was so great that he betrayed his father for his lover. On his deathbed David is recorded in the Biblical reference 2 Samuel 1:26 as saying “My brother Jonathan, thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.” It could be the first significant reference to a gay love affair ever recorded. 



The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1957

Iraq bans the films Rock Around The Clock and Bus Stop, saying they are “dangerous to teenagers and youths.”

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

February 7, 1968

Actor  Nick Adams (The Rebel, Saints and Sinners, Pillow Talk, Rebel Without a Cause, Mister Roberts) died of a drug overdose at the age of 36.

Actor Nick Adams chronicled time spent with Elvis Presley – latimes

For Elvis CD Collectors • 7 Feb ’68: Nick Adams found dead …

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Sometime in the 1940s a sign appeared over the popular Los Angeles bar at Barney’s Beanery that read “FAGOTS – STAY OUT.” The message so offended the locals that Life magazine did an article on opposition to the sign in 1964, which included a photograph of the owner steadfastly holding on to it. The owner died in 1968, and efforts continued to have the sign removed. The Gay Liberation Front organized a zap of the restaurant on February 7, 1970 to push for its removal. The sign disappeared that day. The sign was put up and taken down several times over the next 14 years, but the practice ended in December, 1984, days after the city voted itself into existence. The then-mayor, Valerie Terrigno, the entire city council and gay-rights activists marched into Barney’s and relieved the wall of the offending sign. It was held by Morris Kight for many years and now rests in the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

1976

on the USA song charts former #1 “I Write The Songs” from Barry Manilow was #4

1977:

 The U.S. State Department lifts its ban on the employment of LGBT people and announces that it will consider gay applicants on a case-by-case basis going forward.

 Tucson changes its Chapter 17 of the City Code to prohibit discrimination and ads the category of “sexual and affectional preference

1978: 

The Oklahoma State House of Representatives passes a so-called “Teacher Fitness” statute, which allows local school boards to fire homosexual teachers or any teacher “advocating . . . encouraging or promoting public or private homosexual activities.”  The National Gay Task Force later files suit to challenge the law’s constitutionality.

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

1980, Canada – County Court Judge George Ferguson hears a Crown appeal in Toronto of decision by a Provincial Court judge acquitting The Body Politic of charges related to using the mail to transmit immoral and indecent material.

1981

ABBA took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their great song “The Winner Takes It All”.

1987

1987

George Michael and Aretha Franklin were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’. Written by Simon Climie it gave Aretha her first UK No.1 almost 20 years after her first hit.

Madonna scored her fifth #1 with “Open Your Heart”,

1989

A Georgia State legislative representative introduced a bill to make Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” the state’s official rock song; it did not pass.

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

1991 – In an interview reported in the popular press, the president of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences asserts that homosexuality is a disease that must be fought by all legal means.

1991 – The first lesbian kiss on television occurs between Amanda Donohoe and Michelle Green on L.A. Law. The “lesbian kiss episode” is a subgenre of the media portrayal of lesbianismin American television media, created in the 1990s. Beginning in 1991 with a kiss on the American L.A. Law series’ episode “He’s a Crowd” between C.J. Lamb and Abby Perkins,  David E. Kelley, who wrote the episode in question, went on to use the trope in at least two of his other shows. Subsequent television series included an episode in which a seemingly heterosexual female character engages in a kiss with a possibly lesbian or bisexual character. In most instances, the potential of a relationship between the women does not survive past the episode and the lesbian or suspected lesbian never appears again.

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

2004

Queen’s single ‘We Will Rock You’ topped a poll of music fans to find the greatest rock anthem of all time. The 1977 song beat the band’s classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into second place in a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the UCI cinema chain. The poll was carried out to mark the release of new Jack Black comedy ‘School of Rock.’

2008

In Las Vegas, Caesars Palace announced that Cher had been signed to perform approximately 200 shows over the next three years. The 61-year-old singer agreed to perform 90-minute concerts, four nights a week for a reported $60 million. The series of shows ran until February 2011.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2012: 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California rules 2–1 that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. In the ruling, the court said, the law “operates with no apparent purpose but to impose on gays and lesbians, through the public law, a majority’s private disapproval of them and their relationships.”

2015

In Malibu, California, Olympic champion and realty TV personality Bruce Jenner was involved in a four-vehicle, multiple rear-end collision that left one person dead and sent seven people, not including Jenner, to the hospital with injuries.

Jenner was divorced from Linda Thompson and the woman killed in the car crash had appeared in the Elvis movie Double Trouble.

Woman killed in Bruce Jenner car crash danced with Elvis … – Daily Mail

Bruce Jenner Car Crash Victim — Big Screen Brush with Elvis | TMZ.com

Bruce Jenner sued over fatal car accident – CNN

For Elvis CD Collectors • RIP Kim Howe (Double Trouble)

2016

Lady Gaga sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the start of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.  Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson performed at halftime.

2022

https://www.cracked.com/image-pictofact-8045-12-essential-facts-about-queer-icon-ethel-waters

12 Essential Facts About Queer Icon Ethel Waters | Cracked.com

Best read while listening to her tunes.www.cracked.com

https://www.out.com/print/2022/2/06/these-10-designers-are-beloved-two-spirit-and-queer-native-americans

These 10 Designers Are Beloved by Two-Spirit and Queer Native Americans

These Indigenous designers, both queers and allies, deserve center stage.www.out.com

Heterosexuals are the majority of AIDS, just the media coverage was gay

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/hiv-diagnoses-heterosexual-gay-men-b2009152.html

More straight than gay people are being diagnosed with HIV for first time in a decade | The Independent

Levels of HIV testing fell among all groups during the pandemicwww.independent.co.uk

Lust actress about her lesbian character

Lust actress about her lesbian character Bhumi Pednekar,Rajkummar Rao, Badhaai do homos*xuality because society is so uncomfortable with this.www.tollywood.net

More Gay and Lesbian People are Vaccinated than Straight People, CDC Finds

Gay and lesbian adults in the U.S. have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine at a higher rate than their straight counterparts, according to data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the report, which collected data from more than 150,000 respondents, gay men and lesbians over the age of 18 were vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination at a rate of 85.4 percent compared to 76.3 percent of their heterosexual counterparts. Of […]Show Morethegavoice.com

https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19903594.five-year-high-levels-abuse-lgbt-scots-trains/

Five year high in levels of abuse against LGBT Scots on trains | HeraldScotland

A RISING number of gay and transgender people are becoming victims of hate crime on Scotland’s trains.www.heraldscotland.com

Drag is bashing women, is a bad tradition of self loathing and it has to stop

it does not represent Lesbians and is offensive to all women

gay men are not women, men are not women, men need to stop bashing women

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-60242386

Why Drag Race is still important for LGBT representation – BBC News

Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Cheryl Hole on why Drag Race is still so important for representation.www.bbc.com

Are Older LGBT Australians Being Forgotten? – Star Observer

It’s 2022 and it’s never been a worse time to be an older person or indeed, to be getting older! And it’s a place that …www.starobserver.com.au

anyone surprised?

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/dad-who-tried-ban-inappropriate-26158241

Dad who tried to ban ‘inappropriate’ LGBT books from schools charged with molesting child – Daily Star

Parent Ryan Utterback has repeatedly asked for the removal of several LGBT books from school libraries. He has been charged with molesting a child and is set to appear in courtwww.dailystar.co.uk

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The Lavender Effect

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for January 31

BCE to The Suffragettes

January 31, 1893

Coca-Cola was registered as a trademark at the U.S. Patent Office.

01-31-1900 – 07-23-1982 Betty Parsons (Born Betty Bierne Pierson) – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American artist, art dealer, and collector, known for her early promotion of Abstract Expressionism. In 1920, she married Schuyler Livingston Parson, a rich, alcoholic gay man. 

After the couple divorced in 1923, Betty Parsons, as she was called for the rest of her life, moved to Paris. For the eight or ten years that she lived in France, she had an affair with the English painter Adge Baker. The two women shared a house together for six years on Rue Boulard in Montparnasse. They would remain friends for the rest of her life. Parsons moved back to the U.S. in 1933. During the McCarthy years she went back into the closet, but supported gay, lesbian, and bisexual artists during this time of oppression. From the mid-1940s until the mid-1950s, she was involved with actress and painter, Strelsa van Scriver. In 1946, she opened the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City and exhibited for the first time publicly Abstract Expressionist. The gallery became one of the most prestigious of the mid-twentieth century. It closed in 1981, a year before Parson’s death.

1902 – American actress Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She was an American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit. Originating some of the 20th century theater’s preeminent roles in comedy and melodrama, she gained acclaim as an actress on both sides of the Atlantic. Bankhead became an icon of the tempestuous, flamboyant actress, and her unique voice and mannerisms are often subject to imitation and parody. In her personal life, Bankhead struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction, and was infamous for her uninhibited sex life. Rumors about Bankhead’s sex life have lingered for years, and she was linked romantically with many notable female personalities of the day, including Greta GarboMarlene DietrichKatherine CornellEva Le GallienneHope WilliamsBeatrice Lillie, and Alla Nazimova, as well as writer Mercedes de Acosta and singer Billie Holiday. Actress Patsy Kelly confirmed she had a sexual relationship with Bankhead when she worked for her as a personal assistant. Bankhead never publicly described herself as being bisexual. She did, however, describe herself as “ambisextrous”.

Bankhead on I Love Lucy

01-31-1905 – 07-13-1960 Anna Blaman – Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was a Dutch writer and poet. Anna Blaman was her pen name. She was born Johanna 

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Petronella Vrugt. Her novel, A Matter of Life and Death (1954) is her most notable work and was translated into English in 1974. As a high profile figure, who was openly lesbian, she helped open doors for other Dutch lesbians. At the age of 55, she died of a cerebral embolism. The Dutch film, To Play or to Die (1990) was based on one of her stories.

01-31-1908 – 12-16-1992 Erica Brausen – Born in Düsseldorf, Germany. She was an art dealer and established the Hanover Gallery in London in 1946. Brausen supported several influential contemporary artists, including Francis Bacon. As a German national, she 

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encountered many difficulties and restrictions. A gay artist friend married her which allowed her to work legally. From 1946 until 1973, the Hanover Gallery was among the most influential galleries in Europe. Other artists that the galley represented included Alberto Giacometti, Lucian Freud, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Henry Moore. Brausen was a lesbian and her life partner was Catharina “Toto” Koopman, a one-time Chanel model and film actress. The two met in 1945. Koopman helped Brausen run the Hanover Gallery and the two women lived openly together until Koopman’s death in 1991.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

January 31, 1950

U.S. President Harry Truman announced to the nation that he had approved the development of the hydrogen bomb.

01-31-1952   Brad Gooch – Raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He is an American writer. His 2015 memoir Smash Cut recounts life in 1970s and 1980s New York City, including the time Gooch spent as a fashion model, life with his then-boyfriend filmmaker Howard Brookner, living in the famous Chelsea Hotel and the first decade of the AIDS crisis. Gooch is currently a Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is married to writer and religious activist Paul Raushenbush. They have two children.

Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore (2009)

January 31, 1958

Little Richard officially announced that he had retired at the peak of his career to become an Evangelist. His conversion would last all of four years.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

Aretha Franklin sang a moving version of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” at the funeral for Mahalia Jackson at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Over 6,000 people packed the Theatre to pay respects, including Chicago Major Richard J. Daley, Coretta Scott King, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald.

01-31-1973 Portia de Rossi (born Amanda Lee Rogers) – Born in Horsham, Australia. She is an Australian actress, model, and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer 

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Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsey Fünke on the sitcom Arrested Development. She is married to American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress, Ellen DeGeneres. From 2000 to 2004, she dated singer Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Star. She said that most of her family and the Ally McBeal cast did not know she was a lesbian until tabloid pictures of the couple appeared. She declined to publicly discuss the relationship or her sexual orientation at the time. In 2004, Rossi began dating Ellen DeGeneres. In 2005, she opened up publicly about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate. On August 16, 2010, she and Ellen married. In 2011 she became a US citizen. She currently stars on Scandal as Elizabeth North.

January 31, 1974

Film producer/co-founder of Goldwyn studios Samuel Goldwyn died of heart failure at 91.

1975: The American Association for the Advancement of Science passes a resolution deploring discrimination “in any form” against gay men and lesbians.

January 31, 1976ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with ‘Mamma Mia.’ Queen’s single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen’s single contains the famous “mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go” line.

1977: 

Elton John won awards for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Single (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Kiki Dee), at the fourth American Music Awards held in California.

Washington, D.C.’s Human Rights Commission fines the Grand Central, a local gay bar, over $6,000 for discrimination against women and African-Americans.

01-31-1977 Kerry Washington – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. She is an American actress and an LGBT straight ally. She is well known for her starring role in 

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the ABC drama Scandal and for her role in the film Ray (2004). In April 2014, Time magazine listed her in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most influential People in the World.” She is a vocal supporter of gay rights. In August 2013, she was named honorary chairperson of the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and she received the GLADD Vanguard Award on March 21, 2015. She is married to former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha.

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

01-31-1980   James Adomian – Born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is an American

 standup comedian, actor and impressionist. He is best know for his work on Comedy Bang BangLast Comic Standing and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson where he impersonated President George W. Bush until 2009. Adomian is openly gay. He is the grandson of Armenian-American mathematician George Adomian.

1981

Barry Manilow scored his 18th career hit and 11th Top 10 song with “I Made It Through The Rain”.

1984

Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ entered the UK charts at No.4. The track which was released after Queen’s recording and touring hiatus of over a year spent eleven weeks in the chart, peaking at No.2.

The Soundtrack to “Footloose”, one of The Top 100 Soundtracks of the Rock Era*, was released.

1989 –

In San Francisco, AIDS activists stage a protest on the Golden Gate Bridge, bringing morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill. Twenty-nine demonstrators are arrested.

Cher sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII.

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

1997David Bowie released part of his holdings in intellectual property for sale on the stock market, becoming the first Rock star to offer Wall Street stock options on his career.

1999After a performance by Kiss during the pregame ceremonies, Cher sings the national anthem at Superbowl XXXIII. (33) Stevie Wonder provided half-time entertainment.

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

2004Barry Manilow was taken to a Palm Springs, California hospital after suffering chest pains. He was released after a brief stay and a series of tests.

2006 — Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire signs into law a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In a slightly convoluted way, state law defines “sexual orientation” as including “gender identity.” Thus, according to the Washington State Human Rights Commission, RCW 49.60 “makes discrimination unlawful on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, marital status, and age. Discrimination based on sexual orientation, including gender identity, will be illegal in employment, housing, public accommodations [including schools], credit and lending, and insurance. All employers with eight or more employees, except tribes and religious non-profit institutions, are covered by the law.” It is still perfectly legal in 36 states to discriminate in employment or at school against someone you perceive to be transgender. In thirty of those states it is still legal to discriminate against someone you think is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

2010

Beyoncé set a Grammy record for women by winning six: Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album.


Taylor Swift captured four Grammys, including Album of the Year for Fearless.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011 – Zach Wahls (born July 15, 1991), the son of lesbian moms, addresses the Iowa House Judiciary Committee. His testimony brings national attention to the proposed constitutional ban on same sex marriage in Iowa and launches his role as a national activist. Zach is an American activist on behalf of LGBT equality and a candidate in the 2018 Iowa General Assembly election.

2015

Actress Lizabeth Scott died of heart failure at the age of 92.  (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Dead Reckoning, Too Late for Tears, Loving You, Scared Stiff, I Walk Alone, The Company She Keeps, Pitfall, Easy Living, Paid in Full, Two of a Kind, The Racket, Bad for Each Other, Red Mountain, Silver Lode)

ElvisWorld: RIP Lizabeth Scott

2017, UK – Thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offenses in Britain have been posthumously pardoned under a new policing law, the Justice Ministry announces. The law, which received Royal Assent on this day, is named after British WWII codebreaker Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), who committed suicide following his conviction for gross indecency and was posthumously pardoned by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013. It also makes it possible for living convicted gay men to seek pardons for offenses no longer on the statute book.

2022

Yet. the Catholic Church continues to oppose marriage equality, reproductive rights and fails to address pedophile priests

and residential schools, along with Lest We Forget

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/pope-francis-tells-parents-to-never-condemn-their-queer-children/Pope Francis tells parents to “never condemn” their queer childrenPope Francis has instructed parents of queer children to embrace them instead of rejecting them because of their sexuality.www.gaytimes.co.uk

because the content of christian belief is bigotry based in a mental health delusion

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2022/01/student-who-shared-christian-beliefs-about-lgbtq-community-sues-school-after-suspension.htmlStudent who shared ‘Christian beliefs’ about LGBTQ community sues school after suspension – mlive.comDavid Kallman, senior legal counsel with the Great Lakes Justice Center, said his client’s religious speech and beliefs should be treated with “tolerance and respect.”www.mlive.com

The Anchorage Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) has worked over the years to promote the voices of youth in municipal government through collaboration, camaraderie, and candor — but according to one now former member of YAC — the commission, now under the oppressive far-right hand of the Bronson Administration, is conducting a behind the scenes crusade in a bid to censor LGBT authors from the Anchorage Public Library.

https://www.anchoragepress.com/news/youth-advisory-commission-member-resigns-over-lgbt-censorship-project/article_72d8a3ac-82b2-11ec-aa3d-4ba8292a2fdf.htmlYouth Advisory Commission member resigns over LGBT censorship project | News | anchoragepress.comThe Anchorage Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) has worked over the years to promote the voices of youth in municipal government through collaboration, camaraderie, and candor — but according to onewww.anchoragepress.com

first books, then people

https://www.pottsmerc.com/2022/01/31/guest-column-we-have-not-moved-beyond-anti-lgbtq-discrimination/Guest column: We have not moved beyond anti-LGBTQ discrimination – The MercuryIn a new year, with renewed hopes as a faith leader living in Pottstown, I hope Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey can lead the way in finding common ground that ensures fairness and equality for all A…www.pottsmerc.com

https://dailyorange.com/2022/01/advisory-board-liaison-lgbtq-community-city-government/New advisory board serves as liaison between LGBTQ community, city government – The Daily OrangeThe 19-member board, created on Oct. 13, 2021, will serve as a liaison between Syracuse’s LGBTQ community members and the city government to solve issues they might have.dailyorange.com

https://www.vogue.com/article/samantha-hudson-youthquakeThis Spanish “Electro-Diva” Blends Subversive Humor With Queer Activism | VogueThe message behind Madrid-based musical iconoclast and internet star Samantha Hudson’s work is as playful as it is profound.www.vogue.com

https://www.outsports.com/olympics/2022/1/31/22905562/out-gay-lgbtq-olympics-beijing-marriage-equal-rightsThese 4 LGBTQ Olympic athletes can’t marry in the nation they represent – OutsportsMost out LGBTQ athletes in Beijing have access to marriage rights, while these Olympic athletes do not.www.outsports.com

https://www.outsports.com/2022/1/31/22909183/olympics-figure-skating-ice-dancing-lgbtq-christopher-caluza-beijingThe Outsports LGBTQ guide to Olympic Figure Skating – OutsportsOutsports spoke with out figure skater Christoper Caluza to learn what to expect from his LGBTQ peers at the Beijing Games.www.outsports.com

https://www.pitt.edu/pittwire/announcements-and-updates/register-our-own-write-creative-workshop-lgbtq-eldersRegister for the In Our Own Write creative workshop for LGBTQ elders | University of PittsburghThe no-cost, virtual workshop will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. between Feb. 16 and May 9.www.pitt.edu

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10452961/LGBTQ-case-teacher-manipulated-girl-11-thinking-shes-boy-mom-transgender-son.htmlLGBTQ case teacher who ‘manipulated girl, 11, into thinking she’s a boy’ is mom of transgender son | Daily Mail OnlineLori Caldeira, the teacher at the center of a legal battle over persuading an 11-year-old girl that she is transgender has a son who was born a girl, DailyMail.com can reveal.www.dailymail.co.uk

it is not T and LGBT – it is trans as a gender category and then LGB as sexual orientation protected category

  • and heterosexuals are impacted by covid too

https://76crimes.com/2022/01/31/tough-times-for-trans-indonesians-battered-by-covid-and-the-label-lgbt/Tough times for trans Indonesians, battered by Covid and the label ‘LGBT’ – Erasing 76 CrimesThe adoption of the label “LGBT” for Indonesia’s sexual minorities has increased their visibility but also made them a target of conservatives’ hostility, according to autho…76crimes.com

This is where gender scandals showed the unfairness to women

so it there are more than two genders, there needs to be more than two categories in sport

https://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/3165292/winter-olympics-approach-where-are-chinas-gay-athletes-beijing-2022-setAs the Winter Olympics approach, where are China’s gay athletes?Government’s recent crackdown on LGBT representation has raised concerns whether inclusivity promoted at previous Games will continue.www.scmp.com

https://www.latestly.com/lifestyle/festivals-events/lgbt-history-month-2022-date-history-theme-and-significance-of-the-pride-month-3310591.htmlLGBT History Month 2022: Date, History, Theme And Significance of the Pride Month | 🙏🏻 LatestLYIn order to promote equality and diversity, each year LGBT History Month is observed from 1st February to 28th February. The month raises awareness and educates the wider population all over the world about matters that affect the LGBTQI+ community. Read more to know about the importance of celebrating LGBT History month. 🙏🏻 LGBT History Month 2022: Date, History, Theme And Significance of the Pride Month .Show Morewww.latestly.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – JANUARY 31 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-january-…Jan 31, 2019 — 1989 – In San Francisco, AIDS activists stage a protest on the Golden Gate Bridge, bringing morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill. Twenty- …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

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

cited sources

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.

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