june 8 for lgbtq2

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

1953

The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 with “It’s My Party”

1974

 Elton John was at #10, 34 weeks since the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

1985

Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”

1991

Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with “Miracle”

1993

Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”

2000

Sinead O’Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue.

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2006

Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.

2007

A British judge sentenced George Michael to 100 hours of community service and banned him from driving for two years for driving under the influence of drugs.

2014

Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”

2016

Cher filed a lawsuit against SAIL Venture Partners and related firms, claiming they defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments which went bad.

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

Blogger Nina Notes:

the home she left, in the town she never fit into and when she went back to show them she was famous, they did not care

they expect a fan to overpay for the house that basically was why she was doing drugs that killed her the in first place….

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home In Port Arthur TexasJanis Joplin grew up at this home in Port Arthur after a previous home had burned down. Joplin & her sister carved their names into wet cement at the home.

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2020

Beyoncé celebrates ‘beautiful queerness’ and Black Lives Matter protesters in inspirational

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-court-denies-bail-21-detained-lgbt-activists-2021-06-08/Ghana court denies bail for 21 detained LGBT activists | ReutersA Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said.www.reuters.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indian-court-calls-sweeping-reforms-respect-lgbt-rights-2021-06-07/Indian court calls for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights | ReutersA court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had been harassed by police.www.reuters.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/lgbt-people-globally-are-not-waiting-for-white-saviours-to-rescue-them/LGBT people globally are not waiting for ‘white saviours’ to rescue themBut if you watched Netflix’s new documentary ‘Hating Peter Tatchell’, you might think they are. It's one of several things the film got wrongwww.opendemocracy.net

queer for april 28


April 28, 1956
Little Richard earned a third week at #1 on the R&B chart with “Long Tall Sally”.

April 28, 1965
Barbara Streisand‘s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.


1968

The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.


1973

the Soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues” by Diana Ross falling to #8,


April 28, 1974
Olivia Newton-John released the single that would jump-start her career–“I Honestly Love You”.


1978
Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” album was certified Platinum.


1979

Donna Summer titled her new song right as “Hot Stuff” was up from #79 to #29 on this date.


1980
Elton John released the single “Little Jeannie”.


1990

Sinead O’Connor remained at #1 with “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic)”.

1994
Lisa Marie Presley announced her separation from first husband Danny Keough after 5½ years of marriage and two children. The divorce became final eight days later. Lisa Marie would soon be married to Michael Jackson.


2004
George Michael was named as the most-played artist on British radio over the previous two decades.

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