LGBTQ2 for October 11

National Coming Out Day

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

October 11, 1956

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 11, 1975

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

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

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

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

1986

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

1987:

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

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

1988

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

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

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

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

1997

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

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

2005

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

2009

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

National Equality March takes place in Washington, DC

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

2010

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

2011

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

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

2013,

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

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

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

racism within the LGBTQ2? because it is homophobia against it

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

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

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The Lavender Effect

October 11 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for Sept 15

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932 –Ann Bannon (pseudonym of Ann Weldy, born September 15, 1932) is born. She is an American author who, from 1957 to 1962, wrote six lesbian pulp fiction novels known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. The books’ enduring popularity and impact on lesbian identity has earned her the title “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction”. Ann Bannon retired from teaching and college administration at California State University, Sacramento in 1997

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

September 15, 1962

A Chinese newspaper reports what it calls “ugly displays”, as teens have been seen dancing The Twist in Maoming Cultural Park.

1969: Gay Power, “New York’s First Homosexual Newspaper” and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Power,New York’s first gay newspaper and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Powerwas a biweekly newspaper edited by John Heys. It covered the culture and politics of the New York gay scene through a very personal vision. Each issue featured psychedelic covers and centerfolds and one of its covers was created by Robert Mapplethorpe. The newspaper also contained illustrations by Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, as well as regular contributors as Arthur Bell, Taylor Mead, Charles Ludlam, Pudgy Roberts, Bill Vehr, Pat Maxwell, Clayton Cole and regular columns from all of the active gay activists groups, from the most conservative Mattachine Society to the most radical The Gay Liberation Front, and all the other groups in between. 

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1980, Canada – A Toronto Board of Education subcommittee to look into establishing a liaison between the Board and the gay and lesbian community caves from pressure from fundamentalist Christian groups, and votes to disband. It was the committee’s very first meeting. 

1982

In southern California, Queen played the Inglewood Forum in their last U.S. concert with Freddie Mercury.

1988: ACT UP protests MoMA’s show of graphic photos of people with AIDS by celebrated photographer Nicholas Nixon, who was neither gay nor afflicted. “The artist makes people with AIDS look like freaks, like sickly, helpless ‘victims,’ in the most fatalistic sense of the word,” Michael Kimmelman writes in the New York Times.

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ became the longest running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink’s ‘Release Me’, after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.

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

1992 -Homosexuality is removed from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization.

1996: The European Parliament approves a resolution calling for an end to “all discrimination and/or inequality of treatment concerning homosexuals” in every country of the European Union.

1997

Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” tribute to Princess Diana sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day of availability in Britain and later became the biggest-selling single of all time.

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

2003

ABBA tribute acts overtook Elvis Presley impersonators in the battle of British covers singers according to a survey. The Swedish group jumped from third most tributed act in 2001 to top in 2002 with imitators like Abba Fever and Voulez Vous putting on Abba shows. Elvis dropped to number two while The Beatles dropped to three. The Performing Right Society carried out the research.

Madonna‘s children’s book “The English Roses” went on sale.

2011: The government of Australia announces new passport guidelines that will allow intersex people to select “X” as their gender identifier. Only intersex people may select X, transgender people must still select either “male” or “female”.

2021


https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/s-become-twilight-zone-rise-anti-gay-attacks-unsettle-uk-advocates-rcna2009‘It’s become the “Twilight Zone” up here’: Rise in anti-gay attacks unsettle U.K. advocatesIn the early hours of Friday, June 11, three men were assaulted and subjected to homophobic abuse near a pub in Liverpool, England, by a group of teenagers,www.nbcnews.com

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/14/doj-investigates-georgia-prisons-after-44-inmates-died-lgbt-assaulted/8331484002/DOJ investigates Georgia prisons after 44 inmates died, LGBT assaultedAssistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said the inquiry was sparked by alarming reports of prisoner-on-prisoner attacks, along with staff assaults.www.usatoday.com

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ruth-bader-ginsburg-laws-judiciary-vermont-31f461a49c2154dcf303cdd1315148b01st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearingMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden’s nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court.apnews.com

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/radio-interview-highlights-50th-anniversary-fgsslgbt-cornellRadio interview highlights 50th anniversary of FGSS/LGBT at Cornell | Cornell ChronicleProfessor Durba Ghosh, Professor in the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the 50th anniversary yearlong celebration of Cornell’s women’s studies program, now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS), as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) programs at Cornell.news.cornell.edu

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/crime-pmn/s-koreas-lack-of-anti-discrimination-laws-takes-toll-on-lgbt-youth-activists-sayS.Korea’s lack of anti-discrimination laws takes toll on LGBT youth, activists say | National PostSEOUL — South Korea’s failure to pass national laws banning discrimination is taking a toll on citizens, particularly LGBT youth, a new report said on Tuesday,…nationalpost.com

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Daily Elvis: September 15

LGBTQ2 for September 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1306, France – Philip IV orders the arrest of two Knights Templar because they exchanged an obscene kiss” that pretty much covered their entire bodies.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1934 – Katherine “Kate” Murray Millett (Sept. 14, 1934- September 5, 2017) is born. Kate was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday and Co. Her core premise was that the relationship between the sexes is political, with the definition of politics including, as she once said, “arrangements whereby one group of persons is controlled by another.” After teaching briefly at the University of North Carolina, she pursued her art career in Japan and then New York, where she took a job at Barnard College teaching English literature. In 1965 she married the Japanese sculptor Fumio Yoshimura, but she rejected many traditional ideas of marriage and eventually came out as a lesbian. Her autobiographical work Flying, published in 1974, told of the dizzying fame “Sexual Politics” had brought and her reaction to it. Sita, in 1977, dealt with her sexuality. She is survived by her spouse Sophie Keir.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female goes on sale reporting that “2 to 6% of females, aged 20-35, were more or less exclusively homosexual in experience/response.”

September 14, 1955

At Specialty Records in Los Angeles, Little Richard records his debut album, “Here’s Little Richard”. It would prove to be his highest charting LP in America, reaching #13. The collection contained two of his biggest hits, “Long Tall Sally”, which reached #6 in the US and “Jenny, Jenny”, which reached #10. Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’ 

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In New York City, Gay Activists Alliance stages the first of an orchestrated campaign of “zaps” in protest of continuing police harassment. They heckle Mayor John Lindsay as he enters the Metropolitan Opera House for its opening night gala.

1979, Canada – In Smeaton, Saskatchewan an education arbitration board orders teacher Don Jones reinstated to job from which he was fired for being gay.

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

1984

The first MTV Video Music Awards show was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd. Herbie Hancock was the night’s biggest winner with five awards, followed by Michael Jackson who won three.

David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop’s album The Idiot released in 1977.

Madonna performed “Like A Virgin” while wearing a white wedding gown at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards.

1986 – Leslie Blanchard dies from AIDS in the arms of his partner of ten year, Miguel Braschi, in New York. Braschi’s name is not on the lease of their apartment so he is not protected by rent control. In 1989 the New York Court of Appeals case Braschi v Stahl Associates Co that decided that the surviving partner of a same-sex relationship counted as “family” under New York law and was thus able to continue living in a rent controlled apartment belonging to the deceased partner. In a subsequent appeal, the court found that a “more realistic, and certainly equally valid, view of a family includes two adult lifetime partners whose relationship is long term and characterized by an emotional and financial commitment and interdependence”. Application of this standard allowed Braschi to be considered a family member and prevented his eviction from the apartment. The decision represents the first time a court in the United States granted any kind of legal recognition to a same-sex couple

1989: Seven ACT UP members infiltrate the Stock Exchange and chain themselves to the VIP balcony. Above the trading floor a banner unfurls: SELL WELLCOME. Four days later, the company lowers the price of AZT, to $6,400 per year.

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

1999: Iowa governor Tom Vilsack issues an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector.

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

2010, Israel – Israel’s Supreme Court, accepting the appeal of Jerusalem Open House, an LGBT organization, forces Jerusalem City Hall to fund the LGBT Pride Parade.

George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after he plead guilty to driving under the influence and drug possession. The incident occurred on July 4 when he crashed his car into a store.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 14

LGBTQ2 for September 5

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

September 5, 1957

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

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

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

1975

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

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

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

1981

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

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

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

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

1997

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

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

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

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

2016

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

2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Today in LGBT History – September 5 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 5

Republican replaces Titanic

in the 1990s. President Bush The Elder began speaking only to the party base and no longer to the general public and not democratic voters.

“family values” was the phrase and to be president, you had to have wartime military experience, be heterosexually married with children.

“family values” meant not queer, not gay, not lesbian and not transgender. bisexuals were not often mentioned by the mainstream and not much more by gays and lesbians. MtF where heterosexual and FtM barely mentioned.

this was post 1970s androgeny and unisex

lesbians helped hetero women get equal pay for equal work, and reproductive rights, 1979 roe vs wade in the USA and in 1980 as a removal from the criminal code of canada to a health canada administrative matter, if a facility could be found in a religious run hospital boards.

a 1980s case of Chantel Daigle won the right for women in canada, along with the proclaimation of the Charter of Rights putting gender above all other rights.

through the 1980s and 1990s, as gays and lesbians of all ethnicities across the social classes or spectrum, not just the famous, fabulous celebrities or marginaled and creating communities in neighborhoods in larger cities.

when the mainstream learned they might know someone who is … you know.. that way….

imagine if Canada’s charter had included LGBTQ2 in the 1980s, instead of 2003 when marriage equality and 2004 divorce equality was the only laws uniting the British Common law and Napoleonic Code of all three coasts and the 49th, eh.

if the people on the titantic had poked holes in the hull and fire to the furniture okay. maybe. ..

the titantic was a series of engineering and manufacture flaws

while the republicans this was a choice they made to oppress others who were not interested in that same old 1800s through the 1990s and even after the 9/11 geopolitical shift. this is self inflicted.

this is exactly what Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers were telling the mainstream in the 1990s that their agenda was – undo all rights advances from roe vs wade to civil rights and when they lost marriage equality, they really stormed government buildings.
and erected a gallows

Greg


This is unhelpful. Remember, when you find yourself punching down, you are on the wrong side. It’s important to ask why half the adult population did vote for him. It’s not because they are stupid. They elected Obama in 2008 and 2012. So calling people stupid for voting for Trump is worse than unproductive. It obfuscates the problems within the Democratic Party that led many of these people not to vote Democratic. If you have an interest in NOT looking at these problems, then emphasizing how stupid Trump voters are, or how evil the Russians are, is a good smoke screen to hide behind.

Micheal

So… what… we’re supposed to give the 45aholics a place at the table? Consider them equals? They’re idiots who lambaste dems at every turn… and are too lazy and stupid to objectively research FACTS. They attacked OUR capitol. They whined against Obama 8 years, posting stacks of disgusting comments and memes of Obama AND FAMILY. The list is long of reasons to just power past those losers. They deserve nothing. Their repub legislators REFUSE to compromise. Biden is on a roll, fixing 45 skrooups just like Obama fixed dubya skrooups. Dems will keep getting hundreds of thousands more registered to vote, keep pushing democracy, pushing forward with a proper progressive agenda. The 45 cultists are indeed WILLINGLY dumb as rocks. They’re gleeful in their ignorance. Let ’em stay that way. Doesn’t bother me in the least.

nina

poor people voted for CEOS against their own interest because Trump offered feel good bigotry. the portion of the public who voted for him are stupid, they are religious and reject education. those who voted for Obama voted for hope and change and got very little. it is a different kind of stupid: naïve.

Trump and his supporters are not only stupid, they are domestic terrorist dangerous and need to be in prison

Gordon

Obama’s big mistake was trying to be bipartisan, and work across the aisle… and letting McConnell and other Repuglicans torpedo almost everything he tried to do.

Micheal

We’ve known for quite some time dems have been way too easy on repubs… the party of NO compromise. Dems indeed need to check repubs within this small 2 year window of opportunity, to insure We The People is the order-of-the-day. Democracy is at stake if they don’t.

Greg

OK. Let me say it again.

When you find yourself punching down, you’re on the wrong side.

Yes, you do have to cut them some slack, and you have to deliver the goods. But only if you want to (a) win, and (b) be compassionate.

Also, beware if inherent classism. Class is the one very important thing Americans never talk about. Ignoring class is why HRC lost and Trump won. Dems have to regain the working class soon. Tucker Carlson (“Fucker Churlson”) is already working really hard to swing them over to the right, and that basically spells fascism.

Once again:

When you find yourself punching down, you’re on the wrong side.

Micheal

It’s people like you who make the dem party weaker…. even if you’d never admit it. And BTW, dems are much more aware of the insane wage gap between the rich and the middle class/poor… and how the wheels of the economy will NEVER be greased properly UNTIL repubs stop desperately trying to nix that REALITY and we get that economic issue fixed. No, we do NOT have to cut those LYING jerks ANY slack. They’re still whining the LEGIT election was stolen. They’re trying desperately to enact draconian Jim Crow era election laws after they lost their azziz last election… constantly lying it’s to make elections more safe/legit…. A TOTAL LIE. They’ve ramped up massive division, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia emboldened by their lord-and-master 45 for four years. Moscow mitch has said hell no to ANY compromise. State legislatures are trying to make it legal to run over protesters. The list of their attempts to demolish DEMOCRACY is MASSIVE. Sorry you’re stuck in your little weakling approach. You’re wrong.

Nina


zero summers who post talking point blogs. lols. you are the ones who get things so wrong. your american hetero male right vs american hetero male left have no relevance to this Canadian lesbian. your beyond foolish on the face of your words, as well as in yours, eh. you know is bad for democrats? infighting and being as heteros first and others last as the republicans without requiring ethnicity to hate lgbtq and lgbtq to be ethnicity bigots to be white hetero enough – that phrase “politically correct” was a republican slur on democrats that you are faking inclusion, which was why sanders and biden were part of the problem after Obama. you have to keep advancing, not roll back.

the american right wing are domestic terrorists, since you chose to spew words and mince them. let me plain speak: the american right wing are domestic terrorists

the democrats have to stop playing process games and arrest the entire party and turn them over to the world court owing to the us surpreme court was broken by obstruction under Obama and the Trump further ignoring government policy not merely niceties.


at this point, I expect france to ask for the statue of liberty back. Lest We Forget reactionary is a poor phase for civility.

Queer Culture March 10

1922

Variety magazine greeted readers with the front-page headline that read, “Radio Sweeping Country – 1,000,000 Sets in Use.

March 10, 1959
The Tennessee Williams play, “Sweet Bird of Youth,” starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Sidney Blackmer, Bruce Dern, Diana Hyland, Ron Harper, Madeleine Sherwood, and Rip Torn, opened at New York’s Martin Beck Theatre for 375 performances.

1962

Two days after an emotional public prayer service in Nashville attended by about 25,000 people, Patsy Cline was buried quietly at Shenandoah Memorial Park in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia.

March 10, 1967

Sonny & Cher appeared on the television show Man From U.N.C.L.E. on NBC.

 1987 – 

ACT UP first formed, at NYC’s Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center.

1990
According to Billboard magazine, New Kids On The Block receive 125,000 calls a day to their 1-900 number.

1994 –

Germany’s Paragraph 175 (adopted in 1871) is finally revoked.

1997

The television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, began its seven-season run on the WB Network. It switched to UPN in 2001.

2004

George Michael announced he was retiring from the music business following his album Patience. He would only release songs on the Internet to raise money for charity.

2010

An anti-abortion activist was arrested after allegedly making threats on Elton John’s life. The man was upset because the singer had suggested that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview.

2017
Joni Sledge, a part of the trio known as Sister Sledge, died of natural causes at the age of 60. The group is most often remembered for their 1979 Disco hit, “We Are Family”.

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