LGBTQ2 for October 31


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1876 – Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972), American playwright, poet and novelist, is born. She lives as an expatriate in Paris and is known as the Queen of the Paris Lesbians.

1896 – Jazz great and Oscar-nominated actress Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) is born. She was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was also the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award, in 1962. Waters married three times, had no children and was bisexual.She was remarkably open (for her time) about her relationship with dancer Ethel Williams  (December 21, 1891-1961).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – Three men are arrested in Boise, Idaho on charges of lewd conduct and sodomy, inciting a “moral panic” that results in 16 arrests, 15 convictions and almost 1,500 people being questioned.

October 31, 1956Elvis had Natalie Wood flown in for a visit.

Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley outside the Hotel Chisca - October 31, 1956
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During the evening Elvis and Nick Adams took her down to the Hotel Chisca to meet Dewey Philips.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1964

  People gave Barbra Streisand her first #1 album, finally toppling the Beatles’ A Hard day’s Night after 14 weeks.

1968 – Silent film star Ramon Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) is killed. He was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His body was found after being brutally murdered by hustler brothers Paul and Tom Ferguson, aged 22 and 17, who called him and offered their services. He had hired prostitutes from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex previously, and the Fergusons obtained Novarro’s telephone number from a previous guest.

1969 – Sixty members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the Society for Individual Rights(SIR) stage a protest outside the offices of the San Francisco Examiner in response to another in a series of news articles disparaging LGBT people in San Francisco’s gay bars and clubs. The peaceful protest against the “homophobic editorial policies” of the Examiner turned tumultuous and were later called “Friday of the Purple Hand” and “Bloody Friday of the Purple Hand.” Examiner employees “dumped a bag of printers’ ink from the third story window of the newspaper building onto the crowd.” Some reports state that it was a barrel of ink poured from the roof of the building. The protesters “used the ink to scrawl ‘Gay Power’ and other slogans on the building walls” and stamp purple hand prints “throughout downtown San Francisco” resulting in “one of the most visible demonstrations of gay power.” According to Larry LittleJohn, then president of SIR, “At that point, the tactical squad arrived – not to get the employees who dumped the ink, but to arrest the demonstrators. Somebody could have been hurt if that ink had gotten into their eyes, but the police were knocking people to the ground.”The accounts of police brutality include women being thrown to the ground and protesters’ teeth being knocked out.

1969 – Time magazine runs a cover story entitled, “The Homosexual: Newly Visible, Newly Understood.” The author, Christopher Cory, presents a “case for greater tolerance of homosexuals” yet “emphasized the effeminate side of homosexuality to the exclusion of everyone else,” resulting in a protest at the Time-Life Building on November 12, 1969.

1969: In San Francisco, lesbians and gay men protest homophobic language in the Examiner. Newspaper employees respond by showering the demonstrators with purple ink. Violence ensues.

October 31, 1969

David Bowie appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon, Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang ‘Space Oddity’ to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 31, 1975Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December, 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne’s World and became a hit all over again.

1977, Canada – Halloween brings thousands of queer-bashers to Toronto’s Yonge Street looking for the annual drag parade. Gay representatives meet with police beforehand to try to prevent a crowd from gathering. Operation Jack-o’-Lantern, a gay street patrol, is organized to monitor situation but police do little to control crowd.

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

1980, Canada – For the first time, Toronto police do not allow queer-bashers and spectators to congregate outside St Charles Tavern to wait for drag queens. Traffic and pedestrians are kept moving with help of large numbers of police officers.

1980 – French-Canadian flight attendant Gaëtan Dugas (February 20, 1953 – March 30, 1984) pays his first known visit to New York City bathhouses. He would later be incorrectly deemed “Patient Zero” for his supposed connection to many early cases of AIDS in the United States. He was a French-Canadian flight attendant who was falsely linked by the CDC directly or indirectly to 40 of the first 248 reported cases of AIDS in the U.S. He was a relatively early HIV patient who once was widely regarded as “patient zero” for AIDS in the United States; his case was later found to have been only one of many that began in the 1970s, according to a September 2016 study published in Nature.

1987

Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from 86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million

On the USA charts: Madonna had her 15th career hit and amazingly, her 14th consecutive Top 10–“Causing A Commotion”.

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

1992

on the usa charts:  Madonna’s “Erotica” was 6

1995

Queen released the album “Made in Heaven.” It was the last album to feature the band’s original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.

1998

Chart history was made when the UK Top 5 singles chart was made up entirely of new entries. Alanis Morissette went in at No.5, Culture Club at No.4, U2 at No.3, George Michael at No.2 and Cher with ‘Believe’ at No.1. It made Cher (who was 52) the first female artist to have a No.1 single over the age of 50. The song was a No.1 in 23 countries.

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

2001, Germany – Openly gay Ole von Beust (born 13 April 1955) becomes the first mayor of Hamburg, Germany. He serves until 2010. He was a finalist for the World Mayor prize of 2010.

2003

Cher was named the year’s top female on tour by Billboard Magazine as her Farewell tour grossed $145 million and attracted 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.

2007, New Zealand – Maryan Street (born 5 April 1955) becomes the first openly lesbian member of Parliament. though she was outed after she entered office.

Joy Waring (born 7 October 1952) had been the first lesbian MP but she came out after she had entered office.

2021

https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/10/31/queer-halloween-saved-lives/Queer Halloween saved lives – Colorado NewslineFor many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries.coloradonewsline.com

https://www.kyivpost.com/lifestyle/what-is-it-like-to-be-queer-in-other-big-cities-in-ukraine.htmlWhat is it like to be queer in other big cities in Ukraine? – KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global VoiceKyiv is undoubtedly the queer capital of Ukraine but other major cities have bigger and more active LGBTQ+ communities than one might expect. Southern Odesa, western Lviv and eastern Kharkiv offer opportunities and events for queer people to express themselves and stand up for their rights. The Kyiv Post spoke to three people to find […]www.kyivpost.com

https://www.out.com/print/2021/10/31/20-boo-tiful-photos-elvira-undisputed-queer-queen-spooky20 Boo-tiful Photos of Elvira, Undisputed Queer Queen of Spooky, Over the YearsIn celebration of her Out100 cover, here is a retrospective of the Mistress of the Dark.www.out.com

https://www.out.com/television/2021/10/29/13-last-minute-queer-halloween-costumes-will-impress-your-friends13 Last-Minute Queer Halloween Costumes That Will Impress Your FriendsIf you need a costume this weekend, don’t worry, we’ve got you!www.out.com

https://www.out.com/music/2021/10/29/meet-outloud-all-queer-boy-band-we-wish-we-had-growingMeet OutLoud, the All-Queer Boy Band We Wish We Had Growing UpThe NYC-based foursome wants to be the kind of artists future generations of queer listeners can look up to.www.out.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nearly-30-lgbtq-afghans-fleeing-taliban-arrive-in-u-k-hours-after-regime-says-gay-rights-will-not-be-respected-under-islamic-law/ar-AAQ8vHu?li=BBnbcA1Nearly 30 LGBTQ Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in U.K. hours after regime says gay rights will not be respected under Islamic law“This is just the beginning of our efforts to help hundreds of LGBTQI+ individuals we are supporting in Afghanistan relocate to safety.”www.msn.com

https://www.mid-day.com/news/opinion/article/lobo-lobo-and-his-lgbt-23198899Lobo Lobo and his LGBT

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hackers-demand-1-million-to-end-leak-of-user-info-from-israeli-lgbt-site/Hackers demand $1 million to halt their leak of user info from Israeli LGBT site | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow group, believed to be criminally motivated Iranians, demands digital ransom within 48 hours; HIV status of some users of dating site already posted onlinewww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59093500Sir Elton John hits number one with lockdown album – BBC NewsThe pop legend beats Lana Del Rey and Coldplay to take the top spot with his Lockdown Sessions disc.www.bbc.com

from problematic heterosexuality to misapplying hetero norms to gay, lesbians and bisexuals – with nothing in the middle to trans attempting to force reverse heterosexuality with gender role reversal…

toxic is as toxic does, with no place in between

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-30/josh-cavallo-coming-out-mens-womens-queer-sport-cultures/100577678What Josh Cavallo’s coming out says about men’s and women’s queer sport cultures – ABC NewsAdelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo’s recent coming out received overwhelming support from global sport, but its impact shows men’s sport has a long way to go to catch women’s sport in accepting LGBTQIA+ athletes.www.abc.net.au

public bathrooms are separate for safety reasons that have not stopped being a reason for requiring separate facilities.

in fact, I would argue that there should be three public bathrooms – one for gay/bi men and transwomen, separate from women’s bathrooms and for heterosexual men

we cannot solve public safety problems without identifying the problem

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/john-waters-unveils-gender-restrooms-named-art-museum/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2193dc7ea5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_30_03_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2193dc7ea5-430855381John Waters unveils all gender restrooms named after him at art museum / LGBTQ NationWaters’ collaborator and trans activist Elizabeth Coffey was the restroom’s first “user.” “Can you think of anything any more elementary than just going to the bathroom?” she said…www.lgbtqnation.com

this is a lot of ignoring human history of genocide and war owing to religion, and that there was no historical Jesus

and claiming science, which studies nature, validates the supernatural…

From residential school mass graves, to Germany’s concentration camps: to the witch hunts to the crusades and murder of those who advance science, which does not study supernatural claims

to oppressing heterosexual women and denying rights to LGBTQ for centuries…

it is horrifying to see how nothing but tradition is convincing to adults who seek an invisible friend to be charge:

https://www.eternitynews.com.au/in-depth/things-im-asked-what-evidence-is-there-for-god/Things I’m Asked: What evidence is there for God?The leading atheistic philosopher in the early twentieth century, Bertrand Russell, was once asked what he would say to God by way of explanation when…www.eternitynews.com.au

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LGBTQ2 for October 25



Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

51 CE, Rome – Titus Flavius Domitianus (51-96) was bon in Rome. The Emperor is the first recorded case of a married man leaving his wife for a man, a mime named Paris. After a public outcry Titus killed Paris and went back to his wife. However, he continued his affairs with young men so his wife had him assassinated.

1783 – Deborah Sampson (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827) is honorably discharged from the Continental Army after serving under the name Robert Sampson. General Henry Knox at West Point presides.Deborah Sampson is honorably discharged from the Massachusetts Regiment. Wounded in one of several battles in which she fought, Sampson had escaped discovery for almost a year and a half until falling sick with a fever. One of the earliest American examples of a passing woman, Sampson formed several attachments with women while dressed as a man. She later marries and receives a military pension.

1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to run for President of the United States. He is a pacifist activist who describes himself as “a peace movement bureaucrat” during his 40-year career with Liberation magazine and the War Resisters League. He lives in New York City.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. The Village Voice was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country’s first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. Over its 63 years of publication, The Village Voicereceived three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk AwardThe Village Voice hosted a variety of writers and artists, including writer Ezra Pound, cartoonist Lynda Barry, and art critics Robert ChristgauAndrew Sarris, and J. Hoberman. After halting print publication in 2017, the Voice provided daily coverage through its website until August 31, 2018, when it announced it was ceasing production of new editorial content.

1956 –

Neil G. Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004 (Three two-year terms and one four-year term). After serving in elected office he served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005 to 2009, and served as President/CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from December 2010 to December 2015. Giuliano was the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the United States, and Tempe was the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor for nearly six years, 1996- 2001.

Nick Adams is along for Elvis’ tour:

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While the band travelled north in Gladys’ Cadillac and lost a wheel bearing in Pennsylvania, Elvis flew back to New York City with Gene Smith, Nick Adams and some others.

Elvis’ Smith Cousins

Bromance: Nick Adams

October 25, 1958

Cliff Richard made his British radio debut on the BBC’s ‘Saturday Club.’

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

1962 – The National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Masquerade Ball is raided by police. Dozens of ‘queers’ were locked up on charges of masquerading and indecent exposure at the Manhattan Canter.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1875

 on: the USA song charts“Bad Blood” remained at #1, done by Neil Sedaka & Elton John and  Elton John rose from 36 to 8 with “Island Girl”

1979 – The Front Page, the first LGBT newspaper in Raleigh, NC, is published.

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

1988,

on the usa song charts:

1980  

Ireland – rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris (born 31 July 1944), an MP in the Dail of Ireland. Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator and civil rights activist. Internationally, Norris is credited with having “managed, almost single-handedly, to overthrow the anti-homosexuality law,  a feat he achieved in 1988 after a fourteen-year campaign. He has also been credited with being “almost single-handedly responsible for rehabilitating James Joyce in once disapproving Irish eyes”.Norris is a former university lecturer and a member of the Oireachtas, serving in Seanad Éireann since 1987. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. A founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, he is also a prominent member of the Church of Ireland.

Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees ‘Woman In Love’, the singers only UK No.1.  Streisand made it a sweep of the top three charts with the #1 AC song as well–“Woman in Love”. Barbra Streisand registered the fifth #1 song of her career with “Woman In Love”, taking over from Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”.

Guilty by Barbra Streisand took over at #1 on the Album chart after just three weeks of release.  That sent The Game by Queen to #2 while at #6 The “Xanadu” Soundtrack

1985

R.E.M. The Smiths and Tom Waits all appeared on The Tube at Tyne Tree Television Studios, Newcastle, England.

1986

For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” at #2 and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” at #3.

 The “Top Gun” Soundtrack was #4 

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

1992 – Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.

October 25, 1994

The Madonna album “Bedtime Stories” was released.

1995

Cliff Richard is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1996 – Intersex Awareness Day and the first public demonstration by intersex people takes place. The Intersex Society of North America demonstrates in Boston carrying signs saying “Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people. Oct. Intersex Awareness Day is an international day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children. The day also provides an opportunity for reflection and political action. Between October 26 and November 8, intersex organizations bring attention to the challenges intersex individuals face, culminating in the Intersex Day of Remembrance on the birthday of Herculine Barbin (November 8, 1838– February 1868), also sometimes known as Intersex Solidarity Day. Barbin was a French intersex person who was determined as female at birth and raised in a convent, but was later reclassified as male by a court of law, after an affair and physical examination.

1997

The quasi lesbian marketted : The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spice Up Your Life’. Taken from their second album ‘Spiceworld’ the single set new record, making them the only act to have their first five singles reach No.1.

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

2002

Richard Harris, whose version of “MacArthur Park” rose to number two in the United States in 1968, died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.

The Darkest aspect of the Potterverse

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2006

The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

 On the Opra Winfrey show, an interview with Madonna aired. Madonnna discussed her adoption of an 18-month old boy from Malawi in the 30-minute interview.

2012 – Allyson Robinson becomes the leader of OutServe-SLDN, working on LGBT issues in the military. She is the first transgender person to do so. She attended West Point before gender reassignment, graduated in 1994 majoring in her undergraduate degree in physics, and was then commissioned as an officer serving in the U.S. Armyuntil 1999. She held the rank of Captain. Also prior to transition, she became an ordained Baptist minister, earning from the Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Robinson has been married to Danyelle Robinson since 1994. They have four children.

2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/8322654/gunther-james-michael-tyler-dead-friends/James Michael Tyler dead: Actor who played Gunther on ‘Friends’ dies at 59 – National | Globalnews.caTyler was most well-known for his performance as Gunther, a worker at the Central Perk café, who reserves an unrequited love for Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel.globalnews.ca

https://www.blackenterprise.com/froskate-black-woman-led-skate-collective-gives-bipoc-queer-skaters-a-safe-place-to-fly/Black-Woman Led Skate Collective Creates Safe Space For BIPOC, Queer SkatersFroSkate, a Black-woman led collective of Chicago skaters is giving Black, Indigenous, people of color, and queer people a place to skate empowered.www.blackenterprise.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/megan-fox-is-so-proud-of-inspiring-queer-girls-to-come-out/Megan Fox is “so proud” of inspiring queer girls to come outMegan Fox has opened up about her status as a bicon and the impact she has had on LGBTQ+ women of all ages.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/girl-in-the-woods-peacock-review/“The Girl In The Woods” Delivers a Complex, Queer Horror Hero – AutostraddleThe new Peacock supernatural series “The Girl in the Woods” features multiple queer girls, a non-binary teen, and monster frights.www.autostraddle.com

https://torontosun.com/life/sex-files/columnist-writes-on-how-she-embraced-her-bisexualitySEX FILES: Columnist writes on how she embraced her bisexuality | Toronto SunLast weekend, I was spending time with someone new and decided to come out to them. While walking along the scenic waterfront admiring the mountains in the…torontosun.com

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-hsu-rosen-netflix-pretty-smart_n_616f2e7fe4b079111a50191cHow ‘Pretty Smart’ Allowed Michael Hsu Rosen To Embrace His Gay Asian Identity | HuffPost EntertainmentThe actor says playing social media influencer Jayden on Netflix’s buzzy sitcom reflects his pledge to “make my own way” on stage and screen.www.huffpost.com

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/10/virginia-gay-black-mans-family-files-26-million-lawsuit-against-local-police-for-april-shooting/Gay Black man’s family files $26 million lawsuit after he was shot by policeThe family of a Virignia gay Black man shot by a sheriff’s deputy in April has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $26 million in damages.www.metroweekly.com

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/horowitz-donates-blood-after-israel-repeals-ban-on-gay-blood-donation-683016Horowitz donates blood after Israel repeals ban on gay blood donation – The Jerusalem PostHealth Minister Nitzan Horowitz, a gay man, donated blood at the Magen David Adom compound in Jerusalem after the ban was repealed.www.jpost.com

https://www.michigandaily.com/columns/youre-not-breaking-barriers-by-being-gay-in-a-fraternity/You’re not breaking barriers by being gay in a fraternityIn my experience, a fraternity — no matter how progressive the school they are at is — is going to be completely unwilling to accept a pledge if they are not heterosexual passing.www.michigandaily.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/25/the-absolute-worst-campuses-for-lgbtq-youth-in-the-nation/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_ikEFi13Krg1GsEwOtRUpRgy_agr3AxYQg4zCLRLJn0I-1635178917-0-gqNtZGzNAqWjcnBszQm9“The absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth” in the nationMost exhaustive update to ‘The Worst List’ since 2016 adds 50 new campuses for total of 180 unsafe campuses for LGBTQ youthwww.losangelesblade.com

jokes about lgbtq by are okay – heteros do no get to joke because that was the oppression in the first place – bullying and then claiming it’s just jokes, when it is expression disgust:

https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/the-ick-factor-with-gaysThe Ick Factor With Gays | www.splicetoday.comRecent events suggest gays have become entitled, callous, thoughtless, and believe they not only can no longer be joked about, but don’t have to answer any questions about their failures. || Bruce Majorswww.splicetoday.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/25/vilnius-and-police-in-row-over-whether-to-keep-lgbt-rainbow-crossingVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossing | EuronewsVilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossingwww.euronews.com

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/tonia-nekia-mccloddden-barbara-hammer-2023569‘Curating Is Always About Desire’: Artist Tiona Nekia McClodden on Her Exhibition Paying Homage to Revered Queer Filmmaker Barbara HammerA show on experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, curated by artist Tiona Nekia McClodden, includes a 1972 motorcycle and archival materials.news.artnet.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-texas-passing-anti-trans-bill-to-lesbian-couple-inducted-into-hall-of-fame-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom Texas Passing Anti-trans Bill to Lesbian Couple Inducted into Hall of Fame, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-apologises-for-lesbian-karwa-chauth-ad-withdraws-read-full-statement/Dabur apologises for lesbian Karwa Chauth ad: Read full statementDabur has issued an apology over the lesbian Karwa Chauth ad after it was condemned both by Hindus and the woke camp. – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com

https://variety.com/2021/awards/news/passing-miquels-war-newfest-lgbtq-film-festival-1235096398/Passing Wins Top Prize at LGBTQ Film Festival NewFest – VarietyRebecca Hall’s “Passing” won the U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Award at this year’s NewFest.variety.com

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/578223-one-bipartisan-remedy-to-the-wave-of-anti-lgbtq-legislativeOne bipartisan remedy to the wave of anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks? passing the Equality Act | TheHillThe Equality Act is an affirmation of our values as a nation, and a tangible — and urgently needed — measure that will improve the lives of LGBTQ people. The Senate cannot delay a moment longer — it’s time to pass the Equality Act.thehill.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/barack-obama-slams-republicans-keep-attacking-marriage-equality/Barack Obama slams Republicans who keep on attacking marriage equality / LGBTQ Nation“Are we still arguing about gay marriage? Really? I thought that ship had sailed…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History – October 25 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-25Oct. 25, 2017 — 1929 – David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is born. He appeared on the Socialist Party ballot, becoming the first openly gay individual to …

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LGBTQ2 for october 6


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1791: France adopted The French Penal Code of 1791, marking it as the first Western European country to decriminalize same-sex acts. (h/t Quist)

1851 – Charity Bryant (May 22, 1777– October 6, 1851) dies and is interred with her lover of 44 years, Sylvia Drake, in Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Addison County, Vermont. This couple is most strongly documented in historian Rachel Hope Cleves‘ 2014 book Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. Charity was an American business owner and writer. She was a diarist and wrote acrostic poetry. Because there is extensive documentation for the shared lives of Bryant and her partner, Sylvia Drake, their diaries, letters and business papers have become an important part of the archive in documenting the history of same-sex couples.

October 6, 1889

The Moulin Rouge in Paris opened its doors to the public for the first time. The cabaret is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

1928 – The New York Timesreported that George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells had protested the seizure of the lesbian novel by Radfclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness, by English customs agents. The novel had been published in France and was being imported into England.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1963 –Judy Garland sings with Barbra Streisand on Judy’s variety show. It is their one and only performance together. Neither are lesbian but both are gay icons.

1968: A group of 12 people congregated for the first meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church in Huntington Park, California. Founded by Rev. Troy Perry, who held the first meeting in his living room, the religious organization centralizes its ministry efforts around the LGBT community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 6, 1972

During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded ‘The Jean Genie’, which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie’s biggest hit to date. The line “He’s so simple minded, he can’t drive his module” would later give the band Simple Minds their name.

1972 – Antonio Molina (c. 1939–1991)and William “Billie” Ert (c. 1942–1976)marry in Houston. Ert, a drag queen, and Molina, a shipping clerk, received the license through having Ert dress in drag; the county clerk’s office did not ask for their genders and issued them a marriage license, which they used to marry one day later. At that time, homosexuality was illegal in Texas. Although it was later declared null and void by the Texas Attorney General after a long legal battle, the union made international headlines and became a media sensation. The failed lawsuit sparked Texas legislation that specifically defined marriage as between a man and a woman, which it had not yet done, and was seen as a large setback for LGBT rights in the United States. After the wedding, Ert was fired from his job as a wig salesman, but continued to perform full-time as Mr. Vikki Carr in local nightclubs. The media storm prompted the real Vikki Carr to meet Ert and Molina on CBS in Houston in November 1972, with Ert in drag.

October 6, 1973

Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Half-Breed’, the singers second US No.1. The single didn’t chart in the UK.

1973, Canada – In Quebec City the first pan-Canadian conference of gay organizations is hosted by Centre humanitaire d’aide de libération 

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

1983

Barry Manilow played a benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1984

David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Tonight’, featuring the single ‘Blue Jean’.

on the usa charts at 5 Cyndi Lauper was on her way down with “She Bop” and at 8  Madonna’s “Lucky Star”   Another note:  the debut album from Madonna reached the Top 10 for the first time–in its 58th week of release.

1989 – Just two years after its first public showing, the AIDS Quiltreturns to Washington, D.C. with 10,848 panels. At its premiere it had only 1,920 panels.

1989, Mexico – The Permanent Revolution Circle ZYANYA of Lesbian Feminists organizes this first three-day forum at the School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


1989 – In reaction to a small, peaceful protest against federal neglect of people with AIDS, 200 San Francisco police officers rioted in the Castro neighborhood, beating protesters and passersby, sweeping seven city blocks of all pedestrians, and placing thousands in homes and business under house arrest for the duration. 

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

1990

George Michael’s masterpiece Listen Without Prejudice moved from 22 to 5.

1997 – Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain is published in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. The story, later turned into a hit movie, depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1981. In 2007, the composer Charles Wuorinen approached Proulx with the idea of turning her short story “Brokeback Mountain” into an opera. The opera of the same name with a libretto by Proulx herself premiered January 28, 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, to mixed reviews.

1997 – The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case filed by Sandy Nelson, a reporter who was demoted because she refused to stop her off-duty campaigning in support of a gay rights initiative in Washington. The Washington Supreme Court had ruled that a law barring discrimination in employment for political views did not apply to newspapers.

1998: Matthew Shepard was tragically attacked, pistol whipped, tied to a fence and left to die. He would later succumb to his injuries in a Ft. Collins, Colorado hospital. He would die of his injuries at a hospital in Ft Collins, Colorado on Oct. 12th. Perpetrators Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with first degree murder following Shepard’s death. Significant media coverage was given to the killing and what role Shepard’s sexual orientation might have played as a motive in the commission of the crime. The prosecutor argued that McKinney’s murder of Shepard was premeditated and driven by greed. McKinney’s defense counsel countered that he had only intended to rob Shepard, but had killed him in a rage when Shepard made a sexual advance towards him. McKinney’s girlfriend told police that he had been motivated by anti-gay sentiment, but later recanted her statement, saying that she had lied because she thought it would help him. Both McKinney and Henderson were convicted of the murder and each sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

For details on the Matthew Shepard story as a whole visit here.

1998 – The Ford Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches for its programs targeting at-risk gay and lesbian youth.

1999 – Donna Brazile (born December 15, 1959), an out lesbian, becomes Al Gore’s campaign manager. She is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016, until February 2017. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter MondaleGeraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary. In 1999, The New York Times Magazine described Brazile as an LGBT activist who served on the board of the Millennium March on Washington. The magazine said she is “highly protective of her privacy” and called her “openly ambiguous” about her sexual orientation. Brazile is described as “openly lesbian” in the 2002 book Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook.

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

2007

Queen’s groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK’s best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite.

2010

The cast of TV’s “Glee” surpassed the Beatles for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act, placing 75 songs to the Beatles’ 71

2013

LGBT History Month: 3 Queer Events On October 6 | HuffPost

2014:  The Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals on seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. That means that meant that the lower-court decisions striking down bans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia should go into effect, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in those states and any other state with similar bans in those circuits. 

2021

https://www.macleans.ca/culture/in-a-comedy-about-queer-south-asian-identity-a-yogurt-pot-can-be-more-than-a-pot-of-yogurt/In a comedy about queer South Asian identity, a yogurt pot can be more than a pot of yogurt – Macleans.caBilal Baig, star and creator of ‘Sort Of’ on CBC/HBO Max, breaks down a pivotal moment in the comedy series about belonging

https://www.autostraddle.com/calling-all-believers-autostraddle-is-fundraising-for-the-queer-and-not-too-distant-future/Calling All Believers: Autostraddle Is Fundraising for the Queer and Not-Too-Distant Future! – AutostraddleWe have a Gay Agenda to fulfill! And we can only do it with your help! Also, do not miss these perks! We’re not kidding.www.autostraddle.com

http://yonkerstimes.com/bisexual-greenburgh-cop-files-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/Bisexual Greenburgh Cop Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit | Yonkers TimesBy Dan Murphy A bombshell lawsuit against the Town of Greenburgh, the Greenburgh Police Department, and 16 Greenburgh Police officers alleges a pattern of sexual harassment against Officer Kristin Stein. The allegations in Stein’s lawsuit include a sexual assault from a 2019 incident in the Greenburgh Police headquarters where Office Stein was learning over a […]Show Moreyonkerstimes.com

https://www.pride.com/comingout/2021/10/05/pro-baseball-player-keiran-lovegrove-comes-out-bisexualThese 41 Celebrities Came Out in 2021 (So Far)Elvira, JoJo Siwa, Colton Underwood, and so many more!www.pride.com

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/fashion/bretman-rock-playboy-magazines-first-gay-male-model-cover-fashion-7555374/‘I’m so pretty’: Bretman Rock is Playboy magazine’s first gay male cover model | Lifestyle News,The Indian ExpressTaking to Instagram, where he has 17.8 million followers, Rock shared some pictures. He wore the famous bunny ears, a bow-tie, black stockings and matching satin gloves, accessorising with a lot of blingindianexpress.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10059767/Faux-lesbian-Russian-pop-duo-t-T-u-confirm-comeback-plans.htmlFaux-lesbian Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. confirm comeback plans | Daily Mail OnlineRussian pop duo t.A.T.u. have confirmed plans to reunite almost 20 years after topping the charts with their mega hit All The Things She Said.www.dailymail.co.uk

people who flip through words as if casual labels…. instead of lived experience

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/topless-xr-protester-might-lesbian-25143727Topless XR protester ‘might be lesbian’ after split with ‘supportive’ boyfriend – Daily StarLaura Amherst has broken up with her long-term boyfriend after coming to the realisation that she ‘might be a lesbian’ because she just ‘doesn’t get turned on by men anymore’www.dailystar.co.uk

https://www.outsports.com/2021/10/5/22709943/mlb-baseball-playoffs-world-series-pride-swag-giveaways-rainbow-lgbtqThe 10 MLB Playoff teams as ranked by LGBTQ Pride swag – OutsportsSurprise! The Giants are going to do really well on this list.www.outsports.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dahliaadler/lgbt-lgbtq-books-books-freelance-freelance-books-bfdc-books16 LGBTQIA YA Novels To Devour This FallGrab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and get ready for thrills, chills, secrets, and a whole lot of feelings.www.buzzfeed.com

https://globalnews.ca/video/8247007/caring-for-lgbtq-seniorsCaring for LGBTQ Seniors | Watch News Videos OnlineWatch Caring for LGBTQ Seniors Video Online, on GlobalNews.caglobalnews.ca

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-58813525Ghana LGBT: Why high profile Ghanaian professors, lawyers dey fight against anti-gay bill – BBC News PidginFor July, debate bin dey ground on bill wey fit criminalise LGBTQ+ activismwww.bbc.com

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The Lavender Effect

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LGBTQ2 for August 26

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1904, UK – English-American novelist Christopher Isherwood (August 26, 1904 –  January 4, 1986) is born in Wyberslegh Hall, United Kingdom. His best-known works include The Berlin Stories (1935-39), two semi-autobiographical novellas inspired by Isherwood’s time in Weimar Republic Germany. These enhanced his postwar reputation when they were adapted first into the play I Am a Camera (1951), then the 1955 film of the same name, I Am a Camera (film); In 1966 I Am a Camera became the bravura stage musical Cabaret (musical) which was acclaimed on Broadway, its unsparing stance being substantially sweetened for the film Cabaret (1972). His novel A Single Man was published in 1964. He began living with the photographer William “Bill” Caskey. In 1947, the two traveled to South America. Isherwood wrote the prose and Caskey took the photographs for a 1949 book about their journey entitled The Condor and the Cows. On Valentine’s Day 1953, at the age of 48, he met teenaged Don Bachardy among a group of friends on the beach at Santa Monica. Bachardy was 18. Despite the age difference, this meeting began a partnership that, though interrupted by affairs and separations, continued until the end of Isherwood’s life. Bachardy became a successful artist with an independent reputation, and his portraits of the dying Isherwood became well known after Isherwood’s death.

1929 – Chuck Renslow (August 26, 1929 – June 29, 2017) was an openly gay American businessperson, known for pioneering homoerotic photography in the mid-20th-century, and establishing many landmarks of late-20th-century gay male culture, especially in the Chicago area. His accomplishments included the founding of the Gold Coast bar, Man’s Country Baths, the International Mr. Leather competition, Chicago’s August White Party, and the magazines TriumphRawhide, and Mars. He was the partner and lover of erotica artist Dom Orejudos (July 1, 1933 – September 24, 1991), better known by his pen names Etienne and Stephen.

1923 – Birth date of American photographer Mel Roberts in Toledo, Ohio. Roberts specialized in capturing the ideal California male in a series of images taken during the 1960s and 1970s. Like other photographers from his era, Roberts often used friends and former lovers as his models. Much of his work was published in “The Wild Ones: California Boys: The Erotic Photography of Mel Roberts.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Birth date of actor Michael Jeter  (August 26, 1952 – March 30, 2003). He was an American actor of filmstage, and television. His television roles include Herman Stiles on Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and Mr. Noodle’s brother, Mr. Noodle on Elmo’s World (Sesame Street) from 2000 until 2003. Jeter’s film roles include ZeligThe Fisher KingWaterworldAir BudPatch AdamsThe Green MileJurassic Park IIISister Act 2, and The Polar Express. On March 30, 2003, Jeter was openly gay and met his partner, Sean Blue, in 1995; they were together from 1995 until Jeter’s death in 2003. Jeter was found dead in his Hollywood home at age 50. Although he was HIV positive, he had been in good health for many years. His partner, Sean Blue, stated publicly that Jeter died after suffering an epileptic seizure

1954 – William Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and artist. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. On this day he wrote to poet Allen Ginsberg that he had fallen in love with his boyfriend, Kiki. Their relationship would last three years until a jealous former lover murdered Kiki. Burroughs found success with his confessional first novel, Junkie (1953), but he is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch (1959), a highly controversial work that was the subject of a court case after it was challenged as being in violation of the U.S. sodomy laws. Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico CityLondonParis and Tangier in Morocco, as well as from his travels in the South American Amazon. Burroughs accidentally killed his second wife, Joan Vollmer, in 1951 in Mexico City with a pistol during a drunken “William Tell” game; he was consequently convicted of manslaughter

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

August 26, 1965

Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

1969, Canada – In Ottawa, amendments to the Canadian Criminal Code come into effect, legalizing sexual acts between two consenting adults in private who are 21 years of age or older. Neither sexual acts nor homosexuality per se were “legalized,” rather, “gross indecency” and “buggery” were decriminalized in certain circumstances.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 26, 1970

Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.

The new feminist movement in America, led by Betty Friedan, staged a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality.

1973 –

The date was declared Women’s Equality Day by U.S. Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, which gave the vote to American women on a basis equal to men.

The Lesbian Feminist Liberation demonstration at the American Museum of Natural History takes place. It is to demand the inclusion of matriarchies and women’s culture. Lesbian Feminist Liberation was a lesbian rights advocacy organization in New York City formed in 1972. Lesbian Feminist Liberation was originally the Lesbian Liberation Committee and a part of the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA). In 1972, when the members felt the GAA was not giving enough focus to lesbian and feminist issues, they left GAA and formed the Lesbian Feminist Liberation. The departure was coordinated by Jean O’Leary (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005). The formation of Lesbian Feminist Liberation left the Radical Lesbians group with few members. The Lesbian Liberation Committee, and initially the Lesbian Feminist Liberation as well, met at an old firehouse at 99 Wooster Street in SoHo, the location was known as “The Firehouse.” In 1974, the organization worked with New York Radical Feminists to increase the visibility of women at the New York City LGBT Pride March.

1976 -Transgender tennis player Renee Richards (born August 19, 1934), who had undergone sex reassignment surgery in 1975, is barred from the U.S. Open to play as a woman. Her first professional tennis match as a woman was a year later after a decision from the New York Supreme Court. After four years of playing tennis, she decided to return to her medical practice, which she moved to Park Avenue in New York. She then became the surgeon director of ophthalmology and head of the eye-muscle clinic at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. In addition she served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She now lives in a small town north of New York City with her platonic companion Arleen Larzelere.

1979

on the USA song charts,  Barbra Streisand had song #3–“The Main Event/Fight” at 7  Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” and at 10, Elton John landed his 16th Top 10 hit with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

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

1981 – California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Mary C. Morgan to the San Francisco Municipal Court. She was the first openly lesbian judge in the US. She retired in 2011. At the time of her appointment to the San Francisco County Superior Court, Morgan’s partner was Roberta Achtenberg, who served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton AdministrationSenator Jesse Helms, who had referred to Achtenberg as “that damn lesbian”, had held up Achtenberg’s nomination and was particularly outraged at discovering that Achtenberg and Morgan had kissed during a gay pride parade

1983

The movie “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” starring David Bowie and Tom Conti, had its North American premiere.

The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. were at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1985 – Ryan White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990), an Indiana boy with hemophilia and AIDS, is barred from attending public school. When a court decision allowed him to return, he was forced to use a separate restroom and eat with disposable utensils. His family was forced to move because of threats and violent acts directed toward them.

1986 – Jerry Smith, born Gerald Sanford Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986), former Washington Redskins tight end, is the first professional athlete to voluntarily acknowledge that he has AIDS. However, he never acknowledged his homosexuality though his teammates were aware and supported him. The Redskins logo, along with Jerry Smith’s uniform number 87, is part of the AIDS quilt. He was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League‘s Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the NFL record for most career touchdowns by a tight end. A 2014 documentary from the NFL Network’s A Football Life series profiles his career, as well as his “double life as a closeted gay man and a star athlete”

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

1993 – U.S. Secretary Defense Les Aspin releases a study saying the ban on lesbians and gays in the armed forces should be lifted. The study was conducted by the Rand Corp. and cost $1.3 million. It concluded that the ban could be dropped without damaging order and discipline. Several previous Pentagon studies had reached similar conclusions.

1993 – Federal district court judge Aldon Anderson of Utah announces that he would strike down a state law that prohibited people with AIDS from marrying.

1995 – Spokespersons for homophobic Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole announce that his campaign was returning a $1,000 donation from the Log Cabin Federation, saying the gay and lesbian Republican organization has “a specific political agenda that’s fundamentally at odds” with the senator’s.

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

2001

Madonna was filmed in concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. The video was released as “Madonna – Drowned World Tour 2001.”

2005

Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop world

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/chechnya-lgbt-man-abducted/31429280.htmlRussian LGBT Group Says Man Was Abducted, Taken To Chechnya, And Pressed For Info On Gays In RegionThe Russian LGBT Network says Daghestan native Ibragim Selimkhanov was abducted earlier this year in Moscow and forcibly brought to the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, where authorities pressed him for information on gay people in the region.www.rferl.org

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9928267/Kamala-Harris-holds-Vietnamese-round-table-disabled-LGBT-rights.htmlKamala Harris holds Vietnamese round-table on disabled and LGBT rights | Daily Mail OnlineVice President Kamala Harris held a roundtable discussion on LGBTQ and disabled rights with Vietnamese social advocacy organizations in Hanoi on Thursday.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/afghanistan-government-evacuate-lgbt-people-threat-taliban-1166311Afghanistan: Government urged to evacuate LGBT people under threat from the TalibanThe CEOs of Stonewall and Rainbow Migration are callng for an ‘urgent meeting’ with the Foreign Secretary to share information about the plight of LGBT Afghans and make a plan to get them outinews.co.uk

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LGBTQ2 for August 20

1308, France –

Jacques de Molay (1243 – March 18, 1314), the leader of the Knights Templar, who denied sexual relations with two of his servants, finally admits to it. He was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, leading the Order from April 20, 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1307.Though little is known of his actual life and deeds except for his last years as Grand Master, he is one of the best known Templars.

1881 –

Dr. E.C. Spitzka of New York presents the case of Lord Cornbury, the colonial governor of New York and New Jersey in the early 1700’s, in a Chicago medical journal. Cornbury frequently appeared in public wearing female clothing. Spitzka describes Cornbury as a sexual pervert, “a degraded, hypocritical and utterly immoral being.”

1882

Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.

1916

The New York Times publishes a review of Edward Carpenter’s (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) autobiography. Carpenter’s book was among the earliest in which an author self-identified as homosexual. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals.

August 20, 1965

Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single ‘You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving’ the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after leaving his previous band, The Manish Boys.

1969

“Staircase,” a film in which Rex Harrison and Richard Burton play lovers, has its world premiere. The film, like the play, is about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of London. One of them is a part-time actor about to go on trial for propositioning a police officer. The action takes place over the course of one night as they discuss their loving but often volatile past together and possible future without each other. t was panned by most critics, including Roger Ebert, who gave it one star in his review and called it “an unpleasant exercise in bad taste. Rarely seen on television, the film was broadcast by Turner Classic Movies during its June 2007 tribute to gay cinema.

1977

Syndicated columnist Mike Royko includes Anita Bryant on a list of the ten most obnoxious people in America.

Barbra Streisand topped the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week with “My Heart Belongs to Me”.

1978 –

Ronald Reagan announces his opposition to the Briggs Initiative in California, which sought to ban homosexuals or anyone who was supportive of gay rights from being employed as a public school teacher. The Briggs Initiative, on the ballot as Prop 6, failed.

1979

Canada – Seven men staged Gay Sit-in for Justice in the office of Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry to demand a meeting about police and legal harassment of the gay community.

Canada – At the Sarnia, Ontario/Port Huron, the Michigan international bridge, lesbians on their way to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival were harassed or turned back by U.S. Immigration officials. Formal complaints were made on behalf of Canadian women by the National Gay Task Force (NGLTF).

1983

The Eurythmics remained at 2 for the third week with their biggest career hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”.  the Human League was at #8–“(Keep Feeling) Fascination”, Taco reached #9 with “Puttin on the Ritz” and Culture Club had another Top 10 with “I’ll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya”.

Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1987

The New York State Consumer Protection Board announces that a one-month supply of AZT costs consumers anywhere from $900 to $3,000, depending on where it was purchased.

1988

Elton John took a turn at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with his eighth #1 AC hit–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That”.

on the USA pop chart – George Michael’s “Monkey’ made an 8-2 move;  Elton John’s 47th hit and 23rd Top 10–“I Don’t Wanna’ Go On With You Like That” was at #4 with at 9 “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” moved into the Top 10.

1992

Iran – More than 90 gay men were arrested at a private party in Iran. Under Iranian law, homosexuals can be sentenced to death with the testimony of four men.

2001

A federal judge rules that Florida’s law banning lesbians and gays from adopting children is valid, saying the state has a legitimate interest in allowing only married heterosexual couples to adopt. The law is considered the nation’s toughest ban on gay adoptions, prohibiting adoptions by any gay or lesbian individual or couple. Anita Bryant’s hate-based Save Our Children campaign in Dade County branded all gays as pedophiles.

2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-58271187LGBT in Afghanistan: ‘I could be killed on the spot’ – BBC NewsA gay student from Kabul tells Newsbeat how life has changed under the Taliban.www.bbc.com

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2021/08/20/polish-region-wants-to-remain-an-lgbt-free-zone-despite-risking-millions-in-eu-fundsPolish region wants to remain an ‘LGBT-free’ zone despite risking millions in EU funds | EuronewsPolish region wants to stay ‘LGBT-free’ despite risking EU fundswww.euronews.com

meanwhile..

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/18/drag-race-uk-victoria-scone/Six things you need to know about Drag Race UK’s Victoria SconeDrag Race UK has made herstory by casting the franchise first cisgender woman performer Victoria Scone, and she’s here to break some moulds.www.pinknews.co.uk

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LGBTQ2 for August 18

1721, Germany – Catherina Margaretha Linck (died 1721)is executed for female sodomy. She was a Prussian woman who for most of her adult life presented as a man named Anastasius Lagrantius Rosenstengel. She married 18-year-old Catharina Margaretha Mühlhahn, and, based on their sexual activity together (court records detail their sexual activities), was convicted of sodomy and executed by order of King Frederick William I. Linck’s execution was the last for lesbian sexual activity in Europe and an anomaly for its time. Linck’s story was the subject of a play, Executed For Sodomy: The Life of Catharina Linck, performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013.

1935

The New York Times publishes a review of Gale Wilhelm’s (April 26, 1908 – July 11, 1991) lesbian novel We Too Are Drifting.The reviewer refers to reading about “Sapphic intimacy” as chilling, and said that while the author had a poetic style and was clearly talented, the subject matter was the book’s major fault. Wilhelm lived with Helen Hope Rudolph Page in San Francisco from 1938 until Page’s death in the late 1940s. Barbara Grier  (November 4, 1933 – November 10, 2011), owner of Naiad Press, spent several years attempting to locate Wilhelm. The 1984 Naiad Press edition of We Too Are Drifting included a foreword by Grier describing Wilhelm’s life and pleading for any assistance from anyone who knew any information on the whereabouts of Wilhelm.By the time Naiad published Torchlight to Valhalla in 1985, it contained a foreword by Wilhelm herself, information given to Grier by an anonymous source.Grier speculated that Wilhelm stopped writing before she turned 40 years old because “the world would not let her write the books she wanted.” Wilhelm lived with Kathleen Huebner from 1953 until Wilhelm’s death in 1991 of cancer.

1979

On the USA Song charts,  Barbra Streisand had song #3–“The Main Event/Fight” while at seven  Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” and Elton John landed his 16th Top 10 hit with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

1984

George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1 in nearly 25 countries, selling over six million copies worldwide.

1988

The Centers for Disease Control announced that syphilis and hepatitis B among gay men decreased dramatically since 1982 but had increased among heterosexuals.

1990

United States President Signs Ryan White Act

George H.W. Bush signs the law which provides funding for services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The act is named after Ryan White, The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was named for a courageous young man named Ryan White who was diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion in December 1984. Ryan White was diagnosed at age 13 while living in Komono, Indiana and was given six months to live. When Ryan White tried to return to school, he fought AIDS-related discrimination in his Indiana community. Along with his mother Jeanne White Ginder, Ryan White rallied for his right to attend school – gaining national attention – and became the face of public education about his disease. Surprising his doctors, Ryan White lived five years longer than predicted. He died in April 1990, one month before his high school graduation and only months before Congress passed the legislation bearing his name in August 1990 – the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.

1992

Rocky Mountain Regional United Methodist Church bishop Roy Sano urges Colorado Methodist ministers to oppose Amendment 2, which sought to ban laws against anti-gay discrimination.

1993

 Giuseppe Mandanici, 33, was shot three times but survived the attack. Police believed it to be an act of random violence until they discovered that his father had paid a hit man $1 million lire (approx. $700 US) to kill his son because he could not come to terms with his son’s homosexuality.

1999

Hackers re-routed hate monger Fred Phelps’ anti-gay web site, godhatesfags.com to godlovesfags.com.

2005

Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop community during an MTV interview saying ‘hip-hop was always about speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people. Not just hip-hop, but America just discriminates, I wanna just, to come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, ‘Yo, stop it’.”

2007

It was announced the Lisa Marie Presley had founded a new organization called Presley Charitable Foundation. It was created to help people in need. The first Presley Place was in New Orleans, LA.

2021

https://www.insider.com/i-am-a-bisexual-woman-in-straight-relationship-lessons-learned-2021-8What I’ve Learned As a Bisexual Woman in a Straight RelationshipI experience “straight-passing privilege” and have questioned my right to queer spaces, but my sexuality does not depend on my partner’s gender.www.insider.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/18/woman-date-gay-warning-note-viral/Gay guy slips warning note to woman on an unsettling date: ‘Run. Be safe girl’A woman’s story about her unsettling date and the note a kind gay man left her went viral on Twitter – and for good reason.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2021/8/16/white-lotus-knows-how-skewer-white-gay-privilege‘The White Lotus’ Knows How to Skewer White Gay PrivilegeThe just-concluded HBO show takes aim at white privilege and entitlement in general but doesn’t spare white cisgender gay men.www.advocate.com

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-haredi-man-was-hospitalized-in-psych-ward-because-he-s-gay-israeli-court-rules-1.10126959Haredi man was forcibly hospitalized in psych ward because he’s gay, Israeli court rules – Israel News – Haaretz.comA Tel Aviv court orders to release the man, criticizing the psychiatric committee’s decision to forcefully commit himwww.haaretz.com

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/08/no-condoms-gay-sex-advice.htmlPrEP condom rejection: Why don’t gay men want to use rubbers anymore?I didn’t get the memo about this one.slate.com

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/boycott-bar-lesbian-bar-phoenix-back-in-business-11788654Phoenix Lesbian Nightspot Boycott Bar Is Back in Business | Phoenix New TimesThere are fewer than two dozen lesbian bars left in America, and Phoenix’s Boycott Bar is one of them.www.phoenixnewtimes.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/17/lesbian-corrective-rape-south-africa/Despicable thug who raped lesbian neighbour to ‘make her a woman’ jailed for lifeA man who raped his lesbian neighbour in a bid to “make her a woman” has been jailed for life in South Africa. Albro McLean, 41, from Cape Town, sexually assaulted the woman, who was described as a “long standing neighbour”, on 28 August, 2017. He was serving a suspended sentence for the sexual assault … Continuedwww.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2021/8/18/nuclear-family-lesbian-family-fights-stay-togetherIn ‘Nuclear Family,’ A Lesbian Family Fights To Stay TogetherThe HBO docuseries depicts the landmark case between a lesbian couple and the sperm donor who sued for parental rights.www.advocate.com

https://torontosun.com/sports/auto-racing/formula-1-boss-and-lesbian-lover-murdered-in-bed-by-her-hubbyFormula 1 boss and lesbian lover murdered in bed by her hubby | Toronto SunA Formula 1 high flier and her lesbian mistress were shot to death after her hubby found the pair together in bed.torontosun.com

citing sources:

July 30 for LGBTQ2

1977

On the USA song charts, the previous #1 “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3.  Barbra Streisand edged up to 4 with “My Heart Belongs To Me” which was #1 adult contemporary

on the USA LP chart: Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third, and Barry Manilow Live was #5. 

1982

The Ron Howard comedy Night Shift, starring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton, debuts in theaters. The soundtrack features the song “That’s What Friends Are For,” performed by Rod Stewart. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, it becomes a huge hit four years later when Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder (aka Dionne & Friends) cover it for AIDS awareness, winning Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year.

1983

Donna Summer moved to #1 on the R&B chart with her disco hit “She Works Hard For The Money”.

1983

the usa song chart:

 the Eurythmics moved from 11 to 6 with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”

 Donna Summer with “She Works Hard For The Money”, Stevie Nicks had #9 with “Stand Back” and Madness slipped with “Our House”.

1987

David Bowie played the first show of his North American “Glass Spider” tour in Philadelphia, PA.

2021

https://www.latestly.com/socially/world/new-zealand-introduced-legislation-that-proposes-up-to-five-years-in-prison-for-practices-latest-tweet-by-reuters-2691942.htmlLGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression | 🌎 LatestLYNew Zealand introduced legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy’. 🌎 LGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression.Show Morewww.latestly.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/new-zealand-introduces-bill-outlaw-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-07-30/New Zealand introduces bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersNew Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy.

religion and society one thing, inside LGBTQ2 another.

Demographics may not be religiously coerced to stop existing, nor can anyone self identify into demographics by altering the meaning of sexuality/gender against the meaning of the demographic.

https://www.voanews.com/europe/lgbt-turks-take-stock-after-disrupted-pride-celebrationsLGBT Turks Take Stock After Disrupted Pride Celebrations | Voice of America – EnglishMore than a month after Turkish authorities crushed Pride-themed events in Istanbul, emotions still run raw for members of the country’s embattled LGBT community.

“There was lots of violence. I was beaten up and so were most of the people I was arrested with,” Istanbul resident Alaz Yener told VOA. “They used zip ties to handcuff us, hands behind our back, and refused to cut the zip ties off for a long time.”

Yener, who is non-binary, was detained when security forces broke up an attempted Pride parade in Taksim, a central Istanbul borough.Show Morewww.voanews.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/Hungarian election panel clears questions of LGBT referendum | ReutersHungary’s National Election Committee (NEC) approved on Friday the government’s list of questions on LGBT issues it wants to put on a referendum as part of what Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called an “ideological war” with the European Union.www.reuters.com

https://nypost.com/2021/07/27/will-anti-gay-anita-bryant-attend-lesbian-grandkids-wedding/Will anti-gay Anita Bryant attend lesbian grandkid’s wedding?She’s blood, but she’s also one of the most homophobic anti-LGBTQ activists the world has ever known.nypost.com

meanwhile, in canada, eh

let us not pretend that conservatives accept science

or act on behalf of the public

or that the woke generation is not a direct response to the boomer generation of heteros only, and white preferred

https://nationalpost.com/news/its-ethics-are-entirely-nihilist-stephen-harper-slams-woke-left-in-rare-interview‘Its ethics are entirely nihilist’: Stephen Harper slams ‘woke’ left in rare interview | National PostHarper said Western societies should strive to make ‘constant progress,’ but it should not be premised on the assumption that ‘everything is wrong and terrible…nationalpost.com

July 29 for LGBTQ2

July 29, 1960

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected proposals that it set up specific controls over radio and TV programs.

1972

Honky Chateau by Elton John  was the #1 LP on the USA charts

July 29, 1977

Barbra Streisand collected another #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

on the pop charts  “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3.  Barbra Streisand edged up to 4 with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.

on the USA LP chart Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third,

1978

“Macho Man”, a song that extols the virtues of working out, becomes Village People‘s first Billboard chart entry. It will top out at #25.

“Songbird” from Barbra Streisand was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The film soundtrack to Grease featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1980

David Bowie made his theatrical debut when he opened in the title role of “Elephant Man.”

1981

As an alternative to Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s nuptials, Ian Dury And The Blockheads play a pair of London concerts that they dub Not the Royal Wedding.

1983

1983

Donna Summer moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “She Works Hard For The Money”.

1990

Elton John checked into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem. He will take over a year off from touring and recording, but when he returns he will top the US chart with a re-issue of his 1974 hit, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

1993

an anonymous collector from St. Louis paid about $270,000 for Elton John’s collection of 48,000 records at an auction in London. The same collector bought John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “I Am the Walrus” for $60,000.

1996

Celine Dion released her single “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”.

1997

The Spice Girls released the single “2 Become 1” in the United States.

2010

Ellen DeGeneres announced she was leaving the judge’s panel on “American Idol” after just one season because she said it was hard for her to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings.

July 25 for LGBTQ2

1942

Irving Berlin‘s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC

1969

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Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.

July 25, 1975

A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.

1976

 the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”,

1979

Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.

1982

the Human League remained in the Top 10 after 22 weeks with “Don’t You Want Me”

“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances

1983

Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.

“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

1984

“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 died in Los Angeles of heart and liver complications. She had a No.1 R&B hit in 1953 with ‘Hound Dog’ (later covered by Elvis Presley). She also wrote and recorded ‘Ball ‘n’ Chain,’ which Janis Joplin recorded.

1985

Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.

1987

Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.

1988

UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States.

1989

the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.

1992

“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.

1995

Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.

2013

Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.

2019

2019

Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.

2020

Queerbaiting:

Taylor Swift’s ‘Betty’ Lyrics Meaning – Blake Lively Baby Name, Bisexuality TheoriesOf all of Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ songs, fans have the most theories about “betty,” including it could be Swift hinting she’s bisexual, her revealing Blake Lively’s new baby name, etc.

2021

girls do not get to self identify into maledom and avoid violence against women, and men do not get to self identify out of the oppressor gender and into the vulnerable women increase risk

while gay men continue to be victims

but more importantly that the heterosexual male demographic is not named as the problem for all others

meanwhile. lesbians are excepted to accept rape culture under threat of being name called for being lesbians in the commonly understood meaning of the word describing lived life experience

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/parents-of-transgender-children-joy-wellness-trnd/index.htmlFour parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile – CNNThese parents’ lives revolve around advocating for their transgender children in a year when more than 30 states have introduced legislation that targets trans young people. This is what they want people to know about their children and their family’s lives.www.cnn.com

other sports did not change with players came out.. social change is lagging far behind legislation from women having abortion rights to LGBTQ2 existing.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2021/07/25/hockey-player-coming-out-as-gay-must-lead-to-meaningful-change-in-game-advocates.htmlHockey player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates | The StarEDMONTON – Advocates say a young hockey player’s decision to come out as gay this past week, just as he is on the cusp of a possible National Hockey L…www.thestar.com

were being LGBTQ2 remains a crime often punishable by death

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/23/ghana-anti-gay-bill-proposing-10-year-prison-sentences-sparks-outrageGhana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage | Global development | The GuardianBill could mean 10 years in prison for LGBTQ+ people and those who support their rightswww.theguardian.com

ward of batman, indeed
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-comics-to-reveal-that-tim-drake-robin-is-bisexual/DC Comics To Reveal That Tim Drake, Robin, Is Bisexual?In last month’s Batman: Urban Legends #4, Tim Drake – Robin – was featured in the strip “The Sum Of Its Parts” by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belen Ortega, andbleedingcool.com

not surprised

https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/15681441/my-best-friend-says-she-lesbian/My best friend says she is a lesbian and now I am feeling attracted to herDEAR DEIDRE: RECENTLY my best friend told me she is gay. We’ve always been close and now I can’t stop thinking about her. The urge to be with her for real is so strong. But I’m married with two tee…www.thesun.co.uk

July 11 for LGBTQ2

July 11, 1959

Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

1964

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

July 11, 1969

‘Space Oddity’ by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but had to be re-released before it became a hit, later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and possibly the music video for ‘Blackstar’.

The soundtrack to the 1969 Woodstock concert becomes the first triple-disc album to top the Billboard chart.

1981

“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes, which was #1 for five weeks before slipping to #2, was #1 again for the third straight week, making a total of eight. 

1987

Whitney Houston had song # 5 with “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”. 

1995

George Michael signs a two-album deal split among two labels: Virgin in the UK and Dreamworks SKG in America. As part of the deal, Sony Records is paid $40 million to release Michael from his contract; after releasing his 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, he refused to record for the label and filed a lawsuit seeking release from his contract, which he lost.

1998

MTV premiered the special “Beastiography” about the Beastie Boys.

2003

AOL Music’s “First View” began ‘airing’ the worldwide exclusive premiere of Lisa Marie Presley’s video for the single “Sinking In.”

2021

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2021/07/11/1971s-we-demand-letter-kicked-off-a-50-year-fight-for-gay-rights-heres-what-lgbtq-people-are-fighting-for-today.html1971’s ‘We Demand’ letter kicked off a 50-year fight for gay rights. Here’s what LGBTQ people are fighting for today | The StarOn Aug. 28, 1971, more than 100 people affiliated with Toronto Gay Action went to Parliament Hill to demonstrate and demand equality.www.thestar.com

how did they not hear how that was going to sound?

https://www.outinperth.com/san-francisco-gay-mens-chorus-under-fire-for-satirical-video/San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus under fire for satirical video | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureThe legendary San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is under-fire for a satirical video and song they posted, with some people sending death threats to the choir.www.outinperth.com

https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20210711/anti-gay-laws-cost-caribbean-millionsAnti-gay laws cost Caribbean millions | Lead Stories | Jamaica GleanerThirty-five years ago, David Swanson, then a 26-year-old marketing executive, and his new boyfriend, Chris, decided to take their first holiday together in the Caribbean. They chose Jamaica. Barring the rainy weather over the first three days, the…jamaica-gleaner.com

Biological limitations are reality

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Meet-21-year-old-bisexual-who-wants-to-birth-two-daughters-1304893Meet 21-year-old bisexual who wants to birth two daughtersAwudu Inusah known popularly as Dollar has disclosed that he would want to have two daughters by 23, however, he will never allow them to be a part of LGBTQ+ community.www.ghanaweb.com

movies are simple versions of life

https://www.yourtango.com/2021342989/came-out-bisexual-all-girls-school-nothing-like-moviesI Came Out As Bisexual At An All-Girls School — And It Was Nothing Like The Movies | YourTangoGoing To An All-girls School Opens Up A Lot Of Doors, But Not Always The Ones You Want.www.yourtango.com

because it is queerbaiting and not representing

https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/marvel-executive-on-loki-being-bisexual-its-not-a-big-deal/Marvel VP Says Loki Being Bisexual Is Not A Big DealLoki coming out as bisexual is “not a big deal,” according to one Marvel executive.wegotthiscovered.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/quiz-which-lesbian-tv-trope-are-you/Quiz: Which Lesbian TV Trope Are You? | AutostraddleWould you prefer to Hide Your Lesbians or to Bury Your Gays? This quiz will let you know where you fit in to the wonderful world of Lesbian and Bisexual TV Tropes.www.autostraddle.com

meanwhile

https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-cameraman-dies-lgbt-violence/31352703.htmlGeorgian TV Cameraman Dies, Was Injured Amid Anti-LGBT ViolenceA Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during a melee aimed at LGBT campaigners has died. www.rferl.org

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3140626/chinese-social-media-shutdown-lgbt-student-groups-highlightsChinese LGBT shutdown ‘may be result of backlash against Western influence’The decision to close dozen of student groups’ WeChat accounts may be linked to wider tensions with the West and a new focus on traditional values.www.scmp.com

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