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LGBTQ2 for January 29

BCE to The Suffragettes

1749, Denmark – Christian VII (29 January 1749 – 13 March 1808)isborn in Copenhagen. He was rejected by his father as being effeminate. When he became king at 16, the nobles plied him with sex mates to curry favor. He married to produce an heir, but his queen became the mistress of the court doctor who then took control of the government and assigned Christian a lover. The lover locked him in a room, Christian was freed by the nobles, the queen was divorced, and the doctor and the lover were drawn and quartered. 

1858 – Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson (January 29, 1858 – July 23, 1942) is born. He was an American author who used the pseudonym of Xavier Mayne. In 1908, he published the first American defense of homosexuality entitled The Intersexes: A History of Similisexualism as a Problem in Social Life.

01-29-1927 – 04-06-2013   Don Shirley – Born in Pensacola, Florida. He was 

an American classical and jazz pianist, as well as a composer. Shirley recorded many albums for Cadence Record Company during the 1950s and 1960s, experimenting with jazz with a classical influence. His compositions included organ symphonies, piano and cello concertos, a one act opera, and string quartets. During the 1960s, Shirley went on tour, some venues were in Southern states. He hired New York-nightclub bouncer Tony “Lip” Vallelonga as his driver and bodyguard. Their story has been made into the 2018 film Green Book. The screenplay was written by Tony Vallelonga’s son, 

Nick, Peter Farrelly, and Brian Currie. Nick used letters written by his father and Shirley that were sent to “Lips” wife, Dolores. The scene in the film depicting Shirley being handcuffed to a YMCA shower by a cop that discovered him having sex with another man is factual. In the 1980s, Nick told Shirley and his father that he wanted to make a movie about their experiences together. Shirley told him to do it but to wait until after he was no longer around. “You should put in everything your father told you, and everything I told you,” Nick recalls Shirley telling him. “You tell exactly the truth, but you’re going to wait until I pass.” Nick believes that Shirley wanted him to wait because Shirley worried that telling the true story would out his sexuality. Shirley passed away from heart disease in April 2013, less that five months after “Lip” died.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

01-29-1949   Doris Davenport – Born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in Cornelia, Georgia. She is a writer, 

educator, and literary and performance poet. Davenport identifies as African American, Appalachian, Feminist, and LGBTQ, which all heavily influence her writings. Her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Literature was earned from the University of Southern California. As a self-identified lesbian, Davenport incorporates anecdotes from her life that revolve around her relationships with women. She has published eight books of poetry and gives performances at colleges. Davenport lives in Cleveland, Georgia.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

01-29-1954 Oprah Winfrey – Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is an American media mogul, talk 

show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 t0 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. She has long been an advocate for LGBT rights. When Ellen DeGeneres came out in 1997 on her TV show, Oprah played her therapist. After the episode aired, Oprah received a lot of hate mail, as did Ellen. Neither woman gave in and the rest is “herstory.”

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

01-29-1960 – 01-29-1986 Gia Marie Carangi – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Considered by some to be the first supermodel, she was featured on the cover of 

fashion magazines, including four international editions of Vogue and multiple issues of Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982. Her first major shoot, published in October 1978, was with top fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim, who had her pose nude behind a chain-link fence with makeup artist Sandy Linter. Gia became infatuated with Linter and pursued her, though the relationship never went anywhere. Gia also appeared in advertising campaigns for Armani, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. She became addicted to 

heroin and later contracted HIV and died of AIDS-related complications. One of Carangi’s friends later spoke of her “tomboy persona” describing her relaxed openness about her sexuality as reminiscent of the character Cay in the 1985 film Desert Hearts. In 1998, Gia, a biographical television film starring Angelina Jolie, debuted on HBO. Jolie won a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award for her performance. Thing of Beauty – The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia by Stephen Fried is well worth reading

01-29-1960   Greg Louganis – Born in El Cajon, California and is of Samoan and Swedish descent. At eight months old, he was placed for adoption. He was raised by his adoptive parents, Frances and Peter Louganis, in Southern California. He is an American Olympic diver, LGBT activist, and author. During the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, he won gold medals on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male 

and second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. He has been called both “the greatest American diver” and “probably the greatest diver in history.” From 1983 to 1989, Louganis was in a romantic relationship with his manager, R. James “Jim” Babbitt. Louganis said the relationship was abusive, saying at one point in 1983, Babbitt raped him at knifepoint. Babbitt also infected him with HIV. In 1995, in an interview with Barbara Walters, Louganis spoke publicly for the first time about being gay and HIV-positive. In June 2013, Louganis announced his engagement to paralegal Johnny Chaillot in People magazine. They married on October 12,2013. Louganis is a gay rights activist, as well as an HIV awareness advocate and has worked with the Human Rights Campaign to defend the civil liberties of the LGBT community and people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. His autobiography, Breaking the Surface, spent five weeks at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. 

01-29-1965   Jessica Lynn – Born in California, city unknown. She is an advocate for the transgender community. She has traveled over a million miles, to 28 different nations bringing her message of hope, understanding, and respect. Lynn has spoken to almost every University in England and the United States. Lynn’s presentation is an upbeat hour and a half of honest, emotional, and revealing history of her journey as a parent who turned to activism when her children were taken from her because she transitioned. A Texas Court removed her name from her son’s birth certificate because she is transgender. Sometimes funny, sometimes factual, and always sincere, she answers all questions with honesty and candor. She is a Global Ambassador for the Kinsey Institute at the University of Indiana, a Stonewall School Role Model, a speaker for the National Health Service in England, and a collaborator with colleagues from the University of Oxford on a project to help further the understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Jessica Lynn holds dual citizenship in the UK and the USA.

Contribution to by Malinda Lodge

Malinda transitioned six years and half years ago after she retired. Her background includes private industry, Paramedic, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Educator.  She is now focused on travel, photography, and writing. When she is home, she lives on the Central Coast of California.

in Pop Culture morality:

January 29, 1965

The British press is informed that P.J. Proby has been fired from a tour of England for splitting his pants onstage. Mary Whitehouse, a self-appointed guardian of British morals, spread the word that Proby’s actions were “indecent, vulgar, poisoning the minds of our teenagers.” In fact, Proby’s pants had split at the knee, and he later claimed the whole incident was an excuse to fire him and make way for Tom Jones, whose manager, Gordon Mills, had paid promoters to get rid of him.


January 29, 1967

In San Francisco, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Moby Grape, Timothy Leary and poet Allen Ginsburg participated in the Mantra-Rock Dance concert, later called “the ultimate high,” at the Avalon Ballroom.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

01-29-1971 Clare Balding OBE – Born in Kingsclere, United Kingdom. She is an openly lesbian British television presenter, journalist, and retired 

amateur jockey. She works as a broadcaster and presenter for BBC Sport, Channel 4 and the show Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2.  Balding has close family links to horse racing. Her maternal grandmother, Priscilla Hastings, is descended from the Earls of Derby and was one of the first women elected to membership of the Jockey Club. She formalized her relationship with BBC Radio 4 announcer and newsreader Alice Arnold in September 2006 by entering into a civil partnership.


David Bowie performed as “Ziggy Stardust” for the first time.

01-29-1975 Sara Gilbert – Born in Santa Monica, California. She is an 

American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997. She was also co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk, and had a recurring role as Leslie Winkle on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. Gilbert came out as a lesbian in 2010. She began a relationship with songwriter and former 4 Non Blondes front woman Linda Perry. They married on March 30, 2014.


Thelma Houston’s Don’t Leave Me This Way begins its 17-week top 40 run. It goes on to become a perennial gay anthem.

“Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand remained #1 on the Adult chart for the third week.

 The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was fourth on the LP charts

on the song charts at #7 the theme song to a scandalous Movie of the Week, a Heterosexual Wsman who has to choose between two hetero men:  newcomer Mary MacGregor with “Torn Between Two Lovers” – something that bisexuals relate to in terms of being foolishly shamed – LGBTQ2 Blogger notes, and had watched the tv movie…

in America: 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded nine others when she fired from her house across the street onto the entrance of San Diego’s Grover Cleveland Elementary School. Spencer fired the shot’s from a .22-caliber rifle her father had given her for Christmas. When asked why she did it, she answered ‘I don’t like Mondays.’ The Boomtown Rats went on to write and recorded a song based on the event.

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

01-29-1982 Adam Lambert – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence in 2009 when he became the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol

Lambert has a flamboyant, theatrical, and androgynous performance style, and a powerful, technically skilled tenor voice with multi-octave range. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011 and an Honorary GLAAD Media Award in 2013. By April 2012, his first album had sold nearly two million copies worldwide and 4.2 million singles worldwide as of January 2011. Times magazine identified Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label (RCA) in the U.S.

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

1991 – Minnesota governor Arne Carlson issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.


George Michael scored his sixth #1 in the U.K. as “Jesus To A Child” rose to the top.



The Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” went over 15 million in sales, as certified by the RIAA.

Stripper/burlesque performer/actress  Lili St. Cyr died at the age of 80. (The Naked and the Dead, Runaway Girl, Son of Sinbad)

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

2007, Israel – Israel registers its first same-sex couple. Binyamin and Avi Rose got married in Canada in 2006 then returned to Israel. The Israeli High Court ruled unanimously that couples married outside of Israel should be recognized by the state.


Britney Spears debuted at #1 with “Hold It Against Me”.  She became the second artist to have more than one single debut at #1 after Mariah Carey.  Spears also became the third female artist (and the seventh overall) to top the charts in three decades.


Elton John took another swipe at his Pop rival Madonna. When asked if he had any advice for her before she played the half-time show at The Super Bowl, Elton replied “Make sure you lip-sync good. Of course you have to play live, but I don’t think you can.”

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


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


because men watch porn as an excuse to compare to other penises

why in straight porn the money shot is the male orgasm Porn Star Says Lots Of Straight Men Watch His PornHe says he’s often recognised in public by straight

acting a character one thing, a demographic another Whishaw: ‘Sometimes, with straight actors playing gay parts, I think: I don’t believe you!’ | Ben Whishaw | The GuardianHe’s been Paddington, Keats, and now a doctor in This Is Going to Hurt. He talks about his off-stage shyness and why he wasn’t delighted by the reveal of Q’s sexuality in No Time to blood donor banCurrent policy requires men who have sex with men (MSM) to abstain from sexual activity for at least three months before they can give blood – they were previously required to be celibate for a year. The rule applies whether or not protection was used during Rat Wedding meme explained as crazy outfit choice sparks debateGay Rat Wedding meme explained as crazy outfit choice sparks debate when a wedding guest revealed plans to create a dress based on a viral Arthur study by FDA could allow gay and bisexual men to donate bloodAnytime folks donate blood they are asked a number of questions about their health, and sometimes that includes their sex life. For decades, gay or bisexual men have been banned from donating blood if they have been sexually active in the last three months, but a new study could change that over highly infectious bug mainly affecting gay and bisexual men | The IndependentGut infection causes diarrhoea, stomach cramps and

Playwright and actress Estelle Chout says she rarely sees someone like myself – a proud Black queer mother – represented on the stage.

DAVID WHITE/STUFFPlaywright and actress Estelle Chout says she rarely sees someone like myself – a proud Black queer mother – represented on the stage. LGBTQ2S+ characters in comics and cartoonsMore and more LGBTQ2S+ and gender-minority characters are showing up in children’s comics and cartoons. In fact, a report published by Insider listed 259 characters, from some 70 programs, with a variety of orientations and gender identities, representing a 222% increase between 2017 and 2019. Greater representation on the small screen is good news for the LGBTQ2S+ community and queer children. Here are 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and two-spirited characters in cartoons and comics.Show More

so a hetero bar that allows others….not an L or G bar……’s new LGBTQ-friendly bar among those that can reopen next week | inTheHammerA new LGBTQ-friendly bar and restaurant in Hamilton that has brought new life to a historic pub space will get a second chance to make a first impression next week, when the COVID-19 restrictions that shuttered drinking’s president meets LGBT activists, supports their work – Erasing 76 CrimesIn a landmark meeting with representatives of the LGBT rights group LEGABIBO, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to protect LGBT persons’ human rights and to fully implement the recen…

religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusional – including the anger and violence when religion is rejected Pressure from LGBT Employees in the German Church – FSSPX.Actualités / FSSPX.NewsIn a concerted action, people employed by the Church have revealed their homosexuality on a website and in a television documentary. A total of 125 people came out to the German Catholic Church at the same time on January 24, half of LGBT POC live in low-income householdsNew study and data interactive present differences in socioeconomic and health indicators among six racial groups of LGBT veterans: Flashbacks after ‘sadistic’ interrogation – BBC NewsSimon Hinchley-Robson says he was starved, denied sleep and assaulted after requesting an Aids

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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 August 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1928 – The New York Times reports that U.S. publisher Alfred Knopf had purchased the American rights to Radclyffe Hall’s novel about lesbianism, “The Well of Loneliness.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – American psychologist Evelyn Hooker, UCLA, shares her paper “The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual” at the American Psychological Association Convention in Chicago. After administering psychological tests, such as the Rorschach, to groups of homosexual and heterosexual males, Hooker’s research concludes homosexuality is not a clinical entity and that heterosexuals and homosexuals do not differ. Hooker’s experiment becomes very influential, changing clinical perceptions of homosexuality.

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


National Institute of Mental Health study chaired by Dr. Evelyn Hooker of UCLA urges decriminalization of private sex acts between consenting adults.

The three day Texas Pop Festival took place featuring Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Sam & Dave, Santana, Johnny Winter, Grand Funk Railroad, Delaney & Bonnie, Nazz, Spirit, B.B. King, Canned Heat and Chicago. Over 120,000 fans attended the festival.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 30 1974 – September 1, 1974, Canada – The second national gay rights conference is held in Winnipeg. As part of the opening session, a gay rights march is in held in the city. it was the first major gay demonstration in the prairie provinces.


Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the first album to debut at #1, returned to that position after falling the week before.

Her father had 60 career hits, but on this date Natalie Cole debuted with her first–“This Will Be”.

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

1981, Canada – Toronto’s Cabbagetown Group Softball League hosts the fifth Gay Softball World Series. Players from eleven cities in US and Canada participated. It was the first time the series was held in Canada. Gay Softball World Series, part of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), is the largest annual, LGBT single-sport, week-long athletic competition in the world. Teams from the 46 Member Cities across North America compete to qualify and represent their city in one of five Divisions. Formed in 1977, NAGAAA is a 501c(3) international sports organization comprised of men and women dedicated to providing opportunity and access for the LGBT community to participate in organized softball competition in safe environments. This year, the 40th anniversary of NAGAAA world series is held on September 4th in Portland, OR.

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

1991, UK – OutRage stages a zap against Amnesty International London over their failure to adopt lesbian and gay persons as prisoners of conscience.

1993 – Texas state health officials announce that they are investigating two cases of HIV transmission through female-female sex. However, in both cases other risk factors were present. In 2012, in another Texas case, the CDC said that HIV transmission through female-to-female sexual contact was reported, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus which is “rarely reported and difficult to ascertain.” The two women in the 2012 case said they routinely had unprotected sexual contact and shared sex toys between them. At times, the contact was “rough to the point of inducing bleeding in either woman,” according to the CDC. The women said some of the unprotected sexual contact occurred during menstruation.

1994, UK – A panel of magistrates in London dismissed a paternity suit against singer Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd, born June 14, 1961) for lack of evidence. By George is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer. He is the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award-winning pop band Culture Club. At the height of the band’s fame, during the 1980s, they recorded global hit songs such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me“, “Time (Clock of the Heart)” and “Karma Chameleon” and George is known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. In his autobiography Take It Like a Man, George stated that he had secret relationships with punk rock singer Kirk Brandon and Club drummer Jon Moss. He stated many of the songs he wrote for Culture Club were about his relationship with Moss.

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


Bjork’s west London flat was burglarized while she slept. Valuable recording equipment was stolen.

2005 – Off-Broadway musical “Naked Boys Singing!” re-opens in Milwaukee after being closed by police on obscenity charges two weeks earlier. Naked Boys Singing! is a traditional American Vaudeville-style musical revue, with book and direction by Robert Schrock, musical direction by Stephen Bates and choreography by Jeffry Denman, that features eight actors who sing and dance naked. This campy Off-Broadway musical comedy opened on July 22, 1999 at the Actors’ Playhouse in New York City. The show transferred to Theatre Four in March 2004, and again in 2005 to New World Stages Stage Four, until it closed on January 28, 2012. The show has no plot; it contains 15 songs, about various issues, such as gay life, male nuditycoming outcircumcision and love. The official Off Broadway Revival opened at Theatre Row’s Kirk Theatre on April 5, 2012 and is still enjoying a healthy run today.

2012 – Charlie Jane Anders, who identifies as genderqueer and a transwoman, wins the 2012 Hugo Award for her book “Six Months, Three Days.” She is an American writer and commentator. She has written several novels and is the publisher of other magazine, the “magazine of pop culture and politics for the new outcasts”. In 2005, she received the Lambda Literary Award for work in the transgender category, and in 2009, the Emperor Norton Award. In 2007, Anders brought attention to the policy of a San Francisco bisexual women’s organization called “The Chasing Amy Social Club” that she felt was discriminatory, as it specifically barred preoperative transgender women from membership.  Since 2000, Anders has been the partner of author Annalee Newitz. The couple co-founded “other” magazine.

2013 – A gay combat medic who challenged the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy while serving in Iraq, dies in a car crash in New York. Darren Manzella (August 8, 1977 – August 29, 2013), 36, a former Army sergeant, went on national television in 2007 to reveal his sexual orientation, becoming the face of gay servicemen and women before being discharged in 2008 for publicly discussing his sexual identity. The policy was repealed in 2011, and a friend said Manzella had recently signed on as a reservist. He was a United States Army Sergeant, Army medic and gay activist from Portland, New York, who was discharged under the Don’t ask, don’t tell policy. Manzella served in Iraq and Kuwait, and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. Manzella married Javier Lapeira in Rochester on July 5, 2013. On August 29, 2013, Manzella was killed when an SUV hit him as he was in the act of pushing his disabled vehicle off the road in PittsfordMonroe County, New York


Adam Lambert Shares His Rare Video With Elvis Presley Costume

Adam Lambert Shares His Rare Video With Elvis Presley CostumeHandsome rock star Adam Lambert has shared a rare video of he performing an Elvis Presley song with his costume at a tribute show which organized in honor of

2021 Goode comes out as trans nonbinary after RuPaul’s Drag Race | EW.comRuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 queen Gigi Goode comes out as trans nonbinary in an Instagram video announcing her bears – dolphins, foxes and menagerie of ‘new gay stereotypes’ laid out in hilarious videoYou’ve heard of bears, otters and cubs before. Now, a TikToker has suggested a slew of hilarious gay animals to add to the LGBT+ gay men justify their racism on Grindr | Salon.comGrindr allows for anonymity in a way that other dating apps do Asner Dies; Show ‘Lou Grant’ Had Notable Gay EpisodeThe much-honored actor and activist died Sunday at age

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june 20 for lgbtq2

June 20, 1969

David Bowie recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at Trident Studios London. a song he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The tune will top the UK chart in November, 1975 and reach #15 in America. The track went on to become a UK No.1 when re-released in 1975. Written about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and his last single – an Elvis Presley nod – ‘Blackstar’.

June 20, 1973

The 20th anniversary show of American BandstandNeil Diamond appeared  along with Little Richard, Cheech And Chong, Paul Revere And The Raiders and Three Dog Night.


Elton John, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, George Michael and Dire Straits appeared at the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala in London.


George Jones and Tammy Wynette, who divorced in 1975 after six years of marriage, release an album together called One and also go on tour.


Billy Preston‘s funeral is held at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Among the mourners are Little RichardAndrae CrouchDella ReeseThe Temptations‘ Ali-Ollie Woodson and Joe Cocker, who sings his Preston-penned hit “You Are So Beautiful.”


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

2021 player Kumi Yokoyama comes out as transgender: ‘It would be harder to live closeted’ | The Japan TimesThe former Nadeshiko Japan striker, who plays for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, has received a flood of support from athletes and LGBTQ advocates following their announcement on plans to offer gender-confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, reversing banThe secretary also announced that VA would change the name of the Veterans Health Administration’s LGBT health program to the LGBTQ+ Health Program to reflect’i Cravalho discusses coming out as bisexual in new interviewRise star Auli’i Cravalho has opened up about her sexuality and coming out journey and in a brand new interview. student battered in ‘unprovoked and completely random’ homophobic attackA bisexual student was left bloodied and bruised in a horrific “unprovoked homophobic attack” after he was seen dancing with a gay pride parade back after backlash, pandemic | CP24.comThe largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break – and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT

meanwhile in the usa, where vehicular manslaughter is now legal in some usa states: dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride march | Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA1 dead after people hit by truck at South Florida gay pride

cater to a niche market for publicity: rainbow capitalism Pokemon| Kid’s letter asking for non-binary Pokemon goes viral, Nintendo calls it an ‘awesome idea’ | Trending & Viral

welcome to not a new problem at all,

some bisexual, gay men and lesbians can pass for straight and many of us did not fit into what others thought men or women were

transpersons also experience this

as well as some heterosexual women who are not traditionally feminine. fitting into the gender binary makes public washrooms my enemy | CBC NewsEvery time Zann Foth has to choose between a men’s or women’s bathroom, they are put in a compromising situation. As a result, they almost always bring a friend with them. But they wish they didn’t need an escort every time they had to Amazing Queer Manga From The Past Decade | CBRCheck out these recent & fantastic queer manga

mean while in Canada was home to the first known queer magazine in North America from 1918-1920 | CBC ArtsLes Mouches Fantastiques wasn’t a perfect piece of art — and that reminds us that not every part of queer history has to Into You: How ‘Cruel Summer’ Gives Its Queer Characters a Happy Ending – Nerds and BeyondContributors: Jules, Brianna Freeform’s Cruel Summer is the smash hit everyone is talking about (and watching: it’s Freeform’s biggest audience ever). From jaw-dropping plot twists to those 1990s fashion trends, it serves up nostalgia while pulling viewers into its central mystery. But one aspect of Cruel Summer that is refreshingly in the here-and-now is its […]

yes, it means we can participate and create more without fear of loss of careers, homes or being assaulted, raped or murdered There a Queer Future Without Queerphobia?We live in a world still blighted by homophobia and transphobia, regardless of the advances of recent years. I could point to the growing number of anti-trans laws, the fact that 59% of queer and t…

the Spice Girls were faux lesbians and marketted much like The Beatles – as if they were roommates on a The Monkees tv show.

Heterosexuals are not the best use of gay, bisexual, lesbians or trans entertainment dollars when we all need our own role models. Spice: 10 times the Spice Girls showed PrideFrom Victoria Beckham’s fashion collection to song lyric changes and Mel B and Geri Horner’s lesbian affair revelations, here are just a few reasons why the Spice Girls became LGBTQ+

June 18 for LGBTQ2

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.


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


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


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


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.


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 …


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. 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

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

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

and given the military scandals decade after decade….’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

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 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

funny how rejecting heteronormative roles for gender ends up reinforcing them… Cunning’s ‘Boys’ Features an All Trans, Nonbinary Cast and CrewThe musician and actor celebrates the transmasculine community in a joyous

Not being labelled was the closet bisexual clue, whereas gay men and lesbians avoided using pronouns as closeted language to not alert the heteros | Why Bisexuals Should Come Out and Embrace the Label – The New York TimesWe need you. You could use us, 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 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 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 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 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

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

once again, the love that canot be named“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 […]

queers n music for feb 21

queer music for feb 21

Dolly Parton topped the Billboard Pop Chart with her own composition, “9 to 5”. The record reached #47 in the UK.

Prince appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Party Up.” It was his first appearance on the show.

Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998.

Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’

Boy George revealed a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plans for 2012.

Five members of the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior where their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for Putin during his election campaign. The following month, three of the group members were arrested and charged with hooliganism and were were held in custody until their trial began in late July when the three members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

ELVIS PRESLEY’S Heartbreak Hotel has been covered in a surprise live performance by Queen and Adam Lambert during their Rhapsody tour.