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August 16 for LGBTQ2

August 16, 1937

The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as a part of the American Federation of Labor. On September 17, 1952, the Television Authority and AFRA merged to create a new union, the present-day American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).


Madonna married actor Sean Penn in Malibu. She would file for divorce the following year.


Madonna started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Papa Don’t Preach.’ The singers fourth US No.1, & No.1 in the UK. Also on this day Madonna went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘True Blue’.


Aretha Franklin, “The Queen Of Soul”, passed away at the age of 76. During her career she amassed twenty Billboard R&B chart toppers, forty-five Billboard Top 40 hits and won eighteen Grammy Awards. In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2021 Joy and Precariousness of Gay Life, Through the Eyes of Sunil Gupta | The New YorkerWhether shooting couples in Britain or covert queer life in India, the photographer found fine distinctions of of a gay poet, as old as India’s Independence, healHoshang Merchant – a midnight’s child, as old as our independence – reflects on the coinciding evolution of the life of a poet and a Rivers and Barbra Streisand: the myth of their lesbian play | Stage | The GuardianBefore they were superstars, Joan Rivers kissed and tried to kill a young Barbra Streisand on stage – or so she claimed. Now her tall tale has inspired drama The Funny man is a downgrade – Singer Temmie reveals why she is a lesbianTemmie Ovwasa has revealed all the benefits she enjoys because she is a lesbian, adding that, that is why she cannot stop being a


August 14 for LGBTQ2


Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Sonny Bono is said to have been inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’ss ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

August 14, 1966

London’s The Catholic Herald newspaper ran an editorial describing John Lennon’s recent “bigger than Jesus” remark as generally accurate but “arrogant.” Meanwhile, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper of record, accepted the public apology Lennon made a few days earlier. but it would not be decades – until 2008 that the Vatican “forgave” the Beatle, whereas it took centuries for Galileo.

August 14, 1970

The first day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire took place featuring Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, (who didn’t appear after being fog bound at Paris Airport), The Kinks, Elton John, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Juicy Lucy, Pretty Things and The Groundhogs. Weekend tickets, £3.

“If Not for You” took Olivia Newton-John to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


During a UK tour, Queen played at the NCOs’ Mess at RAF Culdrose in Culdrose England.


Rumoured and Pondered sexuality:

Cliff Richard‘s biggest US hit, “Devil Woman” entered the Billboard Top 40 where it would reach #6. A huge star in his native UK, Richard achieved nine US Top 40 entries, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (#7 in 1979} and “Dreaming” (#10 in 1980).

 Elton John & Kiki Dee had arguably the top song of the summer–“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.


Freddie Mercury had his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Living On My Own’. The song had been a minor hit in 1985 when released from his solo album Mr. Bad Guy, this remixed version was reissued.


Wearing an orange Department of Sanitation vest, dark Capri pants and none of his trademark stage makeup, former Culture Club front man Boy George (real name: George O’Dowd) swept trash and leaves off a New York City sidewalk. The singer was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty in March to falsely reporting a burglary at his Manhattan apartment where responding police officers found cocaine. He was eventually reassigned to sweep a gated Department of Sanitation parking lot after the media surrounding him on the street caused too much chaos, but news crews still crowded outside the fence.


George Michael was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the Land Rover he was driving crashed into an articulated transport truck in Berkshire, England. The pop star was questioned and released without being charged


73-year-old Aretha Franklin canceled a performance at The Colosseum at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace due to exhaustion.


a jury decided that radio host David Mueller had groped Taylor Swift during a meet-and-greet session four years earlier. Swift, who had testified during the trial, was awarded the symbolic $1 she sought. “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this,” Swift said in a statement. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”


anyone surprised?’s Child Came Out As Genderfluid and BisexualThe rapper’s youngest child Stevie Mathers came out as genderfluid and bisexual on TikTok over the

meanwhile in the real world bars in Phoenix are closing. A dating app wants to helpHinge is raising money for The Lesbian Bar Project to preserve the last lesbian bars in the country, including Boycott in Phoenix. Here’s how to Rachel Maddow Weighing Whether to Leave MSNBCOut lesbian MSNBC TV personality Rachel Maddow is considering leaving the “Rachel Maddow Show” and MSNBC, reports the Daily Beast. Sources told the Daily Beast that the 48-year-old LGBTQ media icon is “seriously considering” exiting the job to spend more time with her family, focus on her personal life, and pursue opportunities in podcasting as […] Hormel, first openly gay U.S. ambassador, dies at 88SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador and a philanthropist who funded organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights, has died. He was 88. Hormel died Friday at a San Francisco hospital with his husband, Michael, at his side and while listening to his favorite Beethoven concerto, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, praised Hormel as a civil rights pioneer who lived “an extraordinary life.” “I will miss his kind

do your job and go to therapy eh pilot preached to passengers about his ‘struggle’ with being gay | Canoe.ComAn off-duty pilot on an American Airlines flight gave a very personal sermon in which he talked about his “struggle” with being

well. work and life is harder in LGBTQ2 reality confirm substantial income disparities among lesbian, gay and bisexual Canadians | CTV NewsA new report on the inequities faced by LGBTQ2S+ Canadians has confirmed an economic trend that could make employers re-examine their hiring practices and how they address workplace

and some places, heterosexuals are realizing they are the problem needelessly March In Bosnian Capital In Support Of LGBT RightsHundreds of people have marched through the Bosnian capital celebrating the city’s third Pride march in support of LGBT

it;s oppression, not depression, but being oppressed is depressing… Action a Remedy for Depression Among LGBT IndividualsHong Kong researchers shed light on how collective action can promote better mental health for LGBT individuals in less democratic

August 3 for lgbtq2


Three Dog Night, the Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Little Richard, the Sir Douglas Quintet, Dr. John, and Mothers of Invention performed on the final day of the Atlantic City Pop Festival at Atlantic City Race Track in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


on the usa song charts at 2 f Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

while LP charts, Caribou from Elton John remained at #1 for the third week 


Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway Of Love” was the new #1 on the R&B chart.

Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Into The Groove’. The track was taken from the movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. ‘Into The Groove’ is Madonna’s best selling single in the UK, having sold over 850,000 copies.

Madonna became the first female artist to have three records in the British top-50 when “Into the Groove” entered the chart. “Holiday” and “Crazy For You” were the other two Madonna records on the British chart.

Tears for Fears let it all out and “Shout” resulted in a #1 song, taking over from “Everytime You Go Away” by Paul Young.  Sting had his first solo hit with “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” and Whitney Houston came in fourth with “You Give Good Love”.


Whitney Houston signed a recording contract with Arista Records for over $100 million.


Melissa Etheridge announced that after nine months, she was cancer free.


pop star Lady Gaga received a record 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards. (She won eight awards, sweeping every category she was nominated in).

2021 soccer star Megan Rapinoe faces backlash after ‘lose to Canada’ remark – National |“Obviously we never want to lose to Canada,” said Megan Rapinoe after her team’s ‘bitter’ loss to Canada at the Olympics soccer

the bigger issue in sports’s Quinn to become 1st openly transgender, non-binary athlete to win Olympic medal | CBC SportsCanada’s appearance in soccer’s gold-medal match won’t be the only first for the team in Japan later this week. Quinn, a 25-year-old midfielder from Toronto, will become the first openly transgender and non-binary athlete to win an Olympic Damon credits his daughter for ending his use of homophobic slurMatt Damon has admitted that he just recently stopped using a homophobic slur because he’s learned about ‘changes in modern masculinity’ from his Flees Russia After Commercial Exposes Their Pro-LGBT Lanka refuses to acknowledge LGBT rights | Tamil GuardianSpeaking to the media, Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella maintained that Sri Lanka does not legally recognise the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) LGBT Activists Express Concern Over Country’s New Government | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

July 22 for LGBTQ2

July 22, 1959

the first Canadian jazz festival opened in Toronto. The festival lasted four days and included performances by over 200 musicians,

July 22, 1969

Aretha Franklin,  is arrested for disorderly conduct – struggling with the breakup of her marriage,- after creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot. After posting 50-dollars bail, she ran down a road sign while leaving the police station.


Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.


The album Like a Virgin became the first album by a female artist to reach five million in sales.  (Some websites say that the album hit five million on August 10.  This is incorrect.  According to the official website of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), ‘Like a Virgin’ was certified as a five-million seller on July 22.)


More than 54,000 fans packed Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as Billy Joel and Elton John performed the first of five concerts together.


assaulted half of gay and bi men have been sexually assaulted, troubling research findsAlmost half of gay and bisexual men have been sexually assaulted, rape or sexual violence, according to a new survey from

raided men arrested under Md. sodomy law in adult bookstore raidAttorney says prosecutors enforcing unconstitutional

excluded There Few Openly Gay Athletes In Men’s Professional Sports : NPRTwo athletes recently coming out has highlighted the dearth of openly gay players in the world of U.S. men’s professional sports, often dubbed “the last closet” for its lack of LGBTQ Advocate: Political Pundits Can Now Be Gay Black Men Who Wear Nail PolishEugene Daniels spoke with The Advocate’s John Casey about how he got started in journalism, where his interest in politics began and what it’s like to represent a new era and look of political

lesbians Smith Confirms Gossip Girl Character Is Lesbian“Monet is a very complex character.” to Open New Lesbian Bar in Astoria Being Held Saturday | Sunnyside PostJuly 21, 2021 By Michael Dorgan An Astoria resident who is looking to raise money to open a new lesbian bar is holding a fundraising event

For reasons unbeknown to myself and many other queer women, Verhoeven, an 83-year-old straight man, felt it his right to take a lesbian love story (a true one at that – the film is based on a book by Judith Brown called Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy) and create a lust-fuelled sexual fantasy that might appease the audience whose opinion matters to him most: other straight men. He’s not the first director to do so – Hollywood is filled to the brim with directors who feel compelled to tell queer female stories through a male lens. Disobedience, Kissing Jessica Stein, Carol, First Girl I Loved – even the recent Ammonite, starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet – all feature queer women as the main protagonists, and all are directed by men. That’s not to say these films aren’t good – many have won prestigious awards and are well regarded in their respective genres – but it’s very troubling when a male director enters a lesbian space and attempts to shape it without the correct guidance. It’s a pattern seen far too often in cinema, and one that many queer women are desperate to see shift. Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta Is ProblematicFollowing controversy surrounding Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven’s new film Benedetta at Cannes Festival, why are lesbian movies still being directed by straight men?

July 8 for LGBTQ2

July 8, 1967

“Respect” from Aretha Franklin, spent its eighth week at the top on this date. 


“Rocket Man” by Elton John, was number 7

July 8, 1974

David Bowie releases David Live, recorded at Tower Theater in Philadelphia. It is Bowie’s first official live album.


ABBA had #3 with “Take A Chance On Me”.

, the Soundtrack to “Grease” at #9 on th eLP charts


After signing with Island Records, the B-52s make their live debut at London’s Lyceum Ballroom.


Playboy magazine runs a nude pictorial of Madonna, using black and white photos of her that were taken in 1977. Cover notes announced: Madonna Nude. Unlike a Virgin… for the very first time.


David Bowie was forced to cancel several concerts after having emergency heart surgery. 


Queen guitarist Brian May made a “substantial” donation to save hedgehogs from slaughter in the Outer Hebrides. Although the exact amount was not revealed it was said to be enough to pay for the rescue of hundreds of hedgehogs from the Uists, where Scottish Natural Heritage has been culling the animals for the past four years. May’s money would go towards funding cash rewards for islanders so hundreds more hedgehogs can be saved.


with or without balancing women’s rights? passes Transgender Equality Law; protests engulf country after homophobic murder – People’s World“They are rights, not wishes. It’s the law!” read the pink, blue, and white banner of the Communist Party of Spain as its members marched with the wider Unidas Podemos (Together We Can) coalition for Madrid’s Pride Parade this past

Stress is a known harm to humans

and Discrimination from stress impacts hetero women and LGBTQ2

especially needless stress Discrimination, stress may harm transgender CV health, but more data neededData on how stigmatization stress responses and gender-affirming hormone therapies may impact the heart health of transgender and gender-diverse individuals are lacking, researchers reported.In a scientific statement published in Circulation, an American Heart Association writing group reviewed existing research on potential drivers and prevalence of CVD among transgender and former rugby star Brennan Bastyovanszky recharges Vancouver Rogues | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyThe gay and inclusive rugby team offers a welcome alternative to those who are opposed to the use of homophobic language in male contact people arrested in connection with anti-gay murder in SpainSamuel Luiz Muñiz was killed in A Coruña on July

not surprised, hetero men are bothered by gay men and fetishize all women, bisexual women more successful at the ballot box than gay men, study finds<p>Last September, Marie Pinkney beat incumbent Delaware state Ikea’s ‘bisexual couch’ all you want, but don’t confuse hate speech with free speech | This week, I received a rather unpleasant email, subject line: &quot;Depraved homosexuality promotion.&quot; the life and loves of Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most famous bisexualOn what would’ve been Frida Kahlo’s 103rd birthday, we celebrate the visionary Mexican bisexual who remains a global LGBT+

I am guessing stress and more general health attention Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are THINNER than straight people, study finds | Daily Mail OnlineThe findings come from the 2011-2018 iterations of the Health Survey for England , which is conducted annually by the National Centre for Social Research and Biden appoints the first lesbian to ambassador-level position in history / LGBTQ NationChantele Wong will be the first lesbian and the first out LGBTQ person of color in history to serve in an ambassador-level position… Is Sending a Black Lesbian Democratic Socialist to the City Council | The NationA radical poet and educator’s come-from-behind victory over a machine politician complicates the narrative that New York Black moderates rejected a left Masc Lesbian As She Wants to Be: How Detroit Let Siena Liggins Unleash Her Queer Superpowers – Pride SourceEveryone thinks they know Siena Liggins. Originally from Saginaw but currently living in Atlanta — the 27-year-old artist has lived all over, really,

July 1 for LGBTQ2

July 1, 1966

Janis Joplin moved into the house owned by Big Brother & the Holding Company in Lagunitas in the San Geronimo Valley in California.


Elton John moved “Rocket Man” from 14-8 on the song sharts, while the LP  Honky Chateau moved from 37-7 after just three weeks on the Album chart.  This was the first sign that he was becoming a megastar.


The Walkman, the world’s first portable cassette player, was introduced by Sony.


“Express Yourself” from Madonna moved from 13-6, 


Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spinning Around’, the singers fifth No.1 was co-written by Paula Abdul, (it was originally intended for Abdul’s “comeback” album). ‘Spinning Around’ gave Minogue the honor of being one of three artists (the others being Madonna and U2) to have a No.1 in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

2021 Rinder hopes classical music series will shed new light on LGBT composersTV judge Robert Rinder said he hopes his new series about LGBT classical music figures will offer a more complete picture of their’t No Way: One of our most misunderstood love songs? – BBC CultureA ballad sung by Aretha Franklin – written by her sister Carolyn – might have been ‘hiding in plain sight’, writes Innocent the shadow of Pride Month, queer people of color step outIt’s a tradition that dates back decades — to when many White drag queens wouldn’t let Black performers into their

there was no Jesus to be bisexual or gay… Schools Teach Children That Jesus Was Bisexual, Russian Foreign Minister Says – The Moscow TimesRussian observers speculated that Lavrov’s critique of the West was aimed at drumming domestic support ahead of key parliamentary

she is bisexual if she enjoys sex with either, that that she went along with a male fansty of two, which is odd to me given the number of sex studies over decades that men do not satisfy one woman. Island fans go wild as Sharon reveals she’s bisexual with threesome confessionLOVE Island’s Sharon Gaffka sent fans wild online after she revealed she’s bisexual on last night’s show. The 25-year-old shared her sexuality while taking part in the Horny Devil…

meanwhile, the self loathing continues… hetcomps Love: Uncle nauseated by the other kind of gay wedding | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyPlus, bi siblings come out, straight guy experiments with trans sex workers, and a closeted pec

The date of Canada’s first major gay-rights protest was chosen to mark the second anniversary of the implementation of Bill C-150, which made amendments to the Criminal Code that decriminalized consensual homosexual acts between adults aged 21 and older. While old prejudices died hard, there were promising signs: a 1970 survey of London residents regarding criminal punishment found that more than half agreed with the new legislation when it came to homosexuality.‘A turning point in our history’: Remembering Canada’s first major gay-rights protest | TVO.orgFifty years ago, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Parliament Hill chanting “two, four, six, eight, gay is just as good as straight” — and demanding change from the federal

it shows how insecure heterosexual are to be so bothered some are not. Stoner Reveals She Underwent Gay Conversion Therapy: ‘My Mind Doesn’t Even Want To Go There’ | ETCanada.comActress Alyson Stoner currently identifies as pansexual, and in her new book Mind Body Pride reveals the traumatic experience of undergoing gay conversion therapy as a teenager. Speaking about her book with Insider, the former Disney Channel star recalls feeling such confusion over her sexual identity after falling in love with a female that she agreed…

soon to be no lesbians spaces and instead, lesbians as caretakers else be demeaned as terfs are roughly two dozen lesbian bars in the United States. The ones that are left are evolving to survive –

June 29 for LGBTQ2

June 29, 1968
Aretha Franklin urged people to “Think” with her third week at #1 on the R&B chart.

June 29, 1970
Anne Murray released her first single “Snowbird” on this date.

NBC airs the Liza Minnelli special Liza, also starring songwriters Anthony Newley, Jimmy Webb, and Randy Newman.


David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.

 Madonna had her seventh hit and sixth Top 10 in a row with “Angel”,

Tears for Fears were down to 7 with their former #1 “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”,  the Eurythmics entered the Top 10 with “Would I Lie To You?” (moving from 14-10), Howard Jones came in at #9 with “Things Can Only Get Better” and the Mary Jane Girls were “In My House”.


Cher had the top album in the U.K. with Love Hurts.


Barbra Streisand garnered $16 million in sales from concerts at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, setting a record for the largest-grossing concert series of all-time.


Toni Braxton had a huge double-sided #2 smash with “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Let It Flow”.  Tracy Chapman remained at 3 with “Give Me One Reason”. 


Dear Europe: Lest We Forget should copy Hungarian LGBT law, says Polish minister | ReutersPoland should copy a Hungarian law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, the Polish education minister said in comments published on Monday, as the nationalist government attacks what it calls “LGBT ideology” slams aggressive LGBT propaganda by ‘enlightened Europe’ | Daily SabahRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday slammed the rules-based order promoted by the West, criticizing “aggressive LGBT propaganda” by…

meanwhile. in north america Adds Five States to State Travel Ban Following New LGBT Discrimination Laws – California GlobeCalifornia Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that California would be adding 5 more states to the state travel ban due to their new laws Court refuses to hear transgender bathroom case, a win for student Gavin GrimmThe Supreme Court declined to consider overturning rulings for transgender student Gavin Grimm in a case involving 2021: How finance gave LGBT people a seat at the table | FortuneCommentary: As we end Pride Month 2021, it's important to recognize corporate America's role in supporting the parade and

and now, colonialism, to be resolved at the end of the usa/ussr cold war The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia – BBC NewsCreated by the British, 377 has had a widespread damaging effect in former colonies, say

queer fro april 27

queer for april 27
April 27, 1667
Poet John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright for his epic poem “Paradise Lost” for £10
April 27, 1957
Little Richard took over at #1 on the R&B chart with his classic “Lucille”.
1958On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Everly Brothers sang “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” which two weeks later went to #1 on the singles chart and stayed there for five weeks. Teresa Brewer, Sal Mineo, Georgia Gibbs, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.
April 27, 1970
Elton John released his first single–“Border Song”.
April 27, 1976
David Bowie was detained at the border between Poland and Russia while customs officials confiscated some Nazi memorabilia he had collected. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.
Three years and a day after opening its doors, New York’s legendary Studio 54 was closed for liquor license violations. Several months earlier, owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were jailed for tax evasion. The club would reopened under new management in 1981.
1985 Madonna was at #2 with “Crazy For You”
homophobe and probable closet case Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) married Erin Everly. The marriage lasted for 27 days.
Aretha Franklin’s first TV special was taped at New York’s Nederlander Theater and featured duets with Bonnie Raitt on “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and “Natural Woman” with Raitt and Gloria Estefan. Also performing were Smokey Robinson (singing a duet with Aretha on “Just to See Her”) and Elton John.
Celine Dion could not be budged from the #1 position with “Because You Loved Me”, which scored a sixth straight week at #1. Mariah Carey was #2 with “Always Be My Baby”, and Alanis Morissette remained at #4 with “Ironic”.
Vicki Sue Robinson, who scored the US Top 10 Disco hit “Turn The Beat Around” in 1976, died of cancer at the age of 46.
Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Life’, the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.
Elton John publicly responded to the home audience rejection of Jennifer Hudson on TV’s “American Idol,” declaring the call-in voters “incredibly racist.”
Vanity Fair caused a stir when it published a photo of a supposedly topless 15-year-old Miley Cyrus holding a sheet against her chest. Cyrus was quoted in a statement as saying she was “embarrassed” by the photo. “I apologize to my fans,” she said. But, 10 years later, Cyrus tweeted about the scandal: “IM NOT SORRY.”
on ebay – “Miss Elvis Presley” the most obscure and rarest Books – set of 21. hand illustrated 1950s vernacular gay chap books!!

queer for april 21

queer for april 22

the great Soundtrack to ‘The Sound of Music‘ was #8,

Aretha Franklin had song #7 with “Day Dreaming”
A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” from Sonny & Cher edged up to #9


Song charts: Barry Manilow moved up # 3 to #with “Can’t Smile Without You”

on the LP charts: Even Now by Barry Manilow was #4 while Queen’s News Of the World was at #9 and Natalie Cole was at #10 with “Our Love”.


Despite (or thanks to) a generous heaping of controversy over its video where she dances in front of burning crosses, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits #1 in the US as the album also lands at the top spot, where it stays for six weeks. It’s her third consecutive #1 album.

LP Charts: Mariah Carey dropped to 9 with Music Box and The Coulour Of My Love from Celine Dion was at #10.


Sinead O’Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first female priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.


Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.” Only days after Madonna tried to strike back at illegal sharing of songs from her “American Life” album by flooding the Internet with fake MP3s, her web site was hacked and real digital files of the songs were leaked.


The Los Angeles coroner’s office ruled that the death of Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, was a suicide, after he jumped from an apartment building in February. Marie and Donny were soon at odds in the media regarding the mormon church vs queer people.

2021 Furman announces she’s a transgender womanMusician Ezra Furman announced on social media that she’s a transgender woman and a

queer for april 20

April 20, 1939
The first civil rights song, “Strange Fruit,” an Abel Meeropol poem originally titled “Bitter Fruit” and later set to music, was recorded by Billie Holiday. It became Holliday’s biggest record success

The first single by 13-year-old Dolly Parton was released on Gold Band Records. It was called “Puppy Love.” and it would become a hit record in the 1970s for the anti-lgbtq2 mormon Donny Osmond.


Aretha Franklin enjoyed a third straight week at #1 on the R&B chart with “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”. and was on the pop chart at #5

Barbra Streisand recorded “We’ve Only Just Begun.”

1974“Bennie And The Jets” fell to #2 for Elton John,

single charts: Madonna #2 with “Crazy For You”
LP Charts: Madonna with Like a Virgin at 6, Wham’s #7 album Make It Big

Vladimir Horowitz returned to Russia to perform after being away for almost 60 years. Horowitz, who denied being homosexual, once joked, “[t]here are three kinds of pianists: Jewish pianists, homosexual pianists, and bad pianists.”

Madonna signed a deal with Time Warner to set up a multimedia company. The reported $60 million deal made her the highest-paid woman in pop music.

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at London’s Wembley Stadium. Def Leppard, Lisa Stansfield, Elton John, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Annie Lennox, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, George Michael, Metallica, Liza Minnelli, Spinal Tap, and the three remaining members of Queen performed Freddie’s major hits. Elizabeth Taylor also appeared. The concert was televised to more than 1 billion viewers worldwide and is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as “The largest rock star benefit concert.”

April 20, 1994
At Wembley Stadium, Barbra Streisand gave her first London concert in 28 years.


Celine Dion was #1 for the fifth week out of six eventually with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey could not top her with the #2 “Always Be My Baby”.