LGBTQ2 for October 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1944 –  Gay composer Aaron Copland’s (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) “Appalachian Spring” premiers in Washington DC. The piece was written in New Jersey where Copland lived with his partner Victor Kraft (August 8, 1915 – July 2, 1976). Other works include “Billy the Kid,” “Rodeo” and “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1961

Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles’ German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein’s NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein’s difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and ‘The Beat Brothers’ (‘Beatles’ resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles’ name was changed for this single).

1963 – Following a 15-year campaign to close it down, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control revokes the liquor license of the Black Cat Bar, a focus of early gay activism in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Elton John released the album Tumbleweed Connection.

 Cher had one of her biggest career hits with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” at #2 on the charts while “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from Joan Baez fell to #8

October 30, 1972

Elton John gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.

1976, Canada – The first gay civil rights group in Quebec, Association pour les droits de la communauté gaie du Québec (ADGQ), is formed.

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

1982

 Olivia Newton-John’s “Heart Attack” was #6

1983

Culture Club led the way on the U.K. chart with “Karma Chameleon”.  

1984

Barry Manilow‘s tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.

1986, Peru – Police raid a lesbian bar in Lima and arrest about 70 women. Television reporters, who have been previously notified by police, are present to film the women for local news reports. As a result, many of the women lose their jobs; some are beaten by their families; at least two are raped on their way home from the police station.

1987- A panel discussion on gays and the constitution was held during the inauguration of the new Lesbian and Gay Studies Center at Yale University.

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

1992 – New Ways Ministry, a Mt. Rainier Maryland group led by three Roman Catholic bishops, announced it would release a statement of disagreement with the Vatican’s call for gays and lesbians to be barred from becoming adoptive or foster parents, teachers, coaches, or military personnel. 1,500 lay persons signed the statement.

1992

George Michael files a writ seeking to dissolve his contract with Sony Records. In June, 1994, a British judge would rule in Sony’s favor, but Michael would refuse to release any more material with Sony. The old Sony contract would eventually be bought out by David Geffen who put Michael back in business.

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

2000

Television host Steve Allen died of a heart attack resulting from a minor automobile accident earlier in the day. He was 78.(The Steve Allen Show, Tonight!)/game show panelist (The Hollywood Squares, I’ve Got A Secret, What’s My Line?)/ musician/composer (The Gravy Waltz, This Could Be The Start Of Something Big, Pretend You Don’t See Her)/lyricist (Picnic)/author/actor (The Benny Goodman Story, Casino, The Player)


Dale Winton dead: Steve Allen says star’s love life was turbulenthttps://metro.co.uk › Entertainment › Showbiz
Apr. 19, 2018 — Steve continued: ‘He didn’t come out until he was around 54. It was a bit H from Steps, big surprise, he’s gay. So he had been out with a few …

2014  – Tim Cook (born November 22, 1960), the CEO of Apple, comes out as gay. He is the first openly gay chief executive on the Fortune 500 list. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and then served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. He was made Chief Executive on August 24, 2011. During his tenure as the Chief Executive he has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, corporate taxation both nationally and abroad, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

2021

from the article:

Lesbians, it has to be spelled out these days, are same-sex attracted – i.e. not sexually attracted to men or any part of a male anatomy. Yet it turns out that lesbians increasingly find themselves harassed, abused and violated by men, who are using the mental fog of the trans debate to cover for their depravity.

You see, the homophobia of the past has not disappeared. It’s just been given a shiny new multi-coloured rebrand and been alloyed to sexism in order to make lesbians an acceptable target for abuse.

Lesbophobia, what the BBC report is really about, is misogyny on steroids: how dare these women think they can exclude men from their dating pool? Accusations of transphobia are bandied about as a manipulative tool to coerce lesbians into having sex with men, men who call themselves lesbians.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/lesbians-are-under-attack-from-predatory-menLesbians are under attack from predatory men | The SpectatorThe BBC this week published a thought-provoking article about lesbians being sexually victimised by trans predators. The experiences of dozens of women were taken into account. Their stories made me sick.

In light of #Metoo one could be forgiven for thinking that this BBC article would have inspi…www.spectator.co.uk

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.manilatimes.net/2021/10/31/news/world/politicians-fight-stop-lgbt-law-in-poland/1820399Politicians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Poland | The Manila TimesPoliticians fight ‘Stop LGBT’ law in Polandwww.manilatimes.net

https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/jones-teams-with-chair-of-british-lgbt-rights-group-for-online-forum/article_62e3854c-392a-11ec-8452-8f25b0eeba29.htmlJones teams with chair of British LGBT rights group for online forum | News Extra | trinidadexpress.comTrinidad-born LGBTQI+ activist Jason Jones has teamed up with Crispin Blunt, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT+ Rights in the United Kingdom, for a discussiontrinidadexpress.com

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4330229Taiwan LGBT Pride greets online parade attendees | Taiwan News | 2021-10-30 15:09:00Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urges citizens to join celebrations | 2021-10-30 15:09:00www.taiwannews.com.tw

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/rishon-lezion-city-councilman-ban-gay-teachers-lecturers-683534Rishon LeZion City Councilman: ‘Ban gay teachers, lecturers’ – The Jerusalem PostCohen, from the Haredi religious Shas party, began his letter with complaints about students who were lectured about the concept of same-sex couples joint parenting.www.jpost.com

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/30/stonewall-judge-nhs-lgbt-inclusion/Stonewall to judge NHS on LGBT ‘inclusion’Trusts will be given a bronze, silver or gold award depending on their inclusive cultures in £220,000 taxpayer-funded Rainbow Badges projectwww.telegraph.co.uk

https://www.timesofisrael.com/suspected-iranian-hack-hits-israeli-lgbt-site-users-fear-leak-of-personal-info/Suspected Iranian hack hits Israeli LGBT site; users fear leak of personal info | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow hacking group threatens to release data after targeting numerous websites through hack of internet hosting company in I

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/10/29/polish-lawmakers-to-keep-working-on-stop-lgbt-legislation.htmlPolish lawmakers to keep working on ‘Stop LGBT’ legislation | The StarWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted Friday to continue work on legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other publ…www.thestar.com

this is why atheists being thought of as limited to white heterosexual men is part of the problem: men only listen to other men

religion is against 1 atheists, 2 heterosexual women and 3 LGBTQ2 as well as being the main reason people are bothered that other people exist (ethnicity)

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/05/how-the-new-atheists-merged-with-the-far-right-a-story-of-intellectual-grift-and-abject-surrender/Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right | Salon.comWhat once seemed like a bracing intellectual movement has degenerated into a pack of abusive, small-minded bigotswww.salon.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 29


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

630 B.C., Lesbos – Sappho is born c. (630 – 570 BC) . The poet wrote beautiful poetry to the women she loved. It is because Sappho and her followers lived on the Isle of Lesbos that women who love women call themselves “lesbian” to this day. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung and accompanied by a lyre, and which is usually about the love and passion of women. Most of Sappho’s poetry is now lost, and what is extant has survived only in fragmentary form, except for one complete poem – the “Ode to Aphrodite”. As well as lyric poetry, ancient commentators claimed that Sappho wrote elegiac and iambic poetry. Lesbian author Willa Cather (December 7, 1873[2] – April 24, 1947) wrote “Sappho wrote only of one theme, sang it, laughed it, sighed it, wept it, sobbed it. Save for her knowledge of human love she was unlearned, save for her perception of beauty she was blind, save for the fullness of her passions she was empty-handed.”

1885, Uganda – Mwanga II, King of Buganda (Uganda), resists Christianity coming to Uganda in part because he wishes to keep sodomy legal and to maintain his harem of young boys. Therefore, he has James Hannington, the first bishop of Africa killed when he comes to Uganda.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951 –  LDS Church First Presidency Counselor Stephen L Richards instructs a mission president not to excommunicate a missionary elder for the “superficial charge” of fondling the genitals of three young men, ages twelve to thirteen. Richards said the missionary was only “guilty of a great indiscretion.”

1955

Billboard reviews Little Richard‘s “Tutti Frutti” and calls it “cleverly styled novelty with nonsense words, rapid fire delivery.” The record’s hard-driving sound and wild lyrics not only became a model for future Little Richard songs, but also for Rock and Roll itself.

Sun Records founder Sam Phillips launches America’s first all-female radio station, WHER in Memphis.

1959 – Nicole Conn (born October 29, 1959) is born. She is a film directorproducer, and screenwriter most famous for her debut feature, the lesbian love story Claire of the Moon (1992).

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

1963

The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at The Goumont Theatre, St Albans, England.

1967

Hair, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York’s East Village. The show moved to Broadway in April 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances, closing on July 1st, 1972. The play’s original cast album spawned the hit singles “Aquarius” / Let the Sun Shine In”, “Good Morning Starshine”, “Easy To Be Hard” and “Hair” and helped launch the career of songwriter Galt MacDermont

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 29, 1972

Elton John gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.

October 29, 1975Joan Baez became a member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue.

1979 – Gay activists hold a “mince-in” at the Ontario legislature in Toronto to draw attention to inaction on human rights protections for gays and lesbians.

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

1980 – Anti-gay graffiti is found on the Memorial Steps at Tufts University in Boston with the words “FAGS MUST DIE.” The campus and local community at large were outraged both at the graffiti and its longevity on the steps. The graffiti was not removed until after a huge outcry.

1983

, Madonna’s first single debuted on the chart–“Holiday”.

  1984

Barry Manilow‘s tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.  

1987

David Bowie played the first night of his 15 date Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.  

1988

“One Moment In Time”, the great song from Whitney Houston, rose to #1 on the AC chart.

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

1994

Madonna remained at #4 with “Secret”

1995 –

In Iran, a 31 year old man is convicted of “ugly and improper conduct” and sentenced to twenty lashes for cross-dressing.

Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight And The Pips, The Velvet Underground, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, and The Shirelles

1997 –

Representatives from the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Latino/a Lesbian and Gay Organization, and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Educators Network met with House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt to discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and funding for AIDS care and research. Gephardt met with them to discuss ways in which the party could assist gay and lesbian candidates through the coming election cycle.

The U.S. Senate passed the “La Cienega” bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.  

1997 – Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) (born March 31, 1940) introduces a bill calling for the extension of health insurance coverage to the domestic partners of US federal employees through the federal employee health program. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, is considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States.

1997 – Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals unanimously overturns Circuit Court Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth’s decision prohibiting a divorced gay man from seeing his children in the presence of his partner.

1998

Little Richard performed at Washington, DC’s Ford Theater at the Gala for the President with a beaming President Clinton looking on.  

1999, Austria – Lesbian Ulrike Lunacek (born 26 May 1957) is the first openly gay member of Parliament of the National Council of Austria. She is a member of the Austrian Green Party, part of the European Green Party. In 2017, she was the top candidate for the national elections in Austria in 2017. She is co-president of the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Substitute in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair.

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

2002 – former NFL linebacker Esera Tuaolo  (born July 11, 1968) comes out. He is a former American professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine years. He played college football at Oregon State University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He won the Morris Trophy in 1989, which is given to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-10. He was named Pac-10 Conference First Team twice and as a senior he was a finalist for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. In 2002, having retired from sports, Tuaolo announced to the public that he is gay, coming out on HBO’s Real Sports. This made him the third former NFL player to come out, after David Kopay (born June 28, 1942) and Roy Simmons (November 8, 1956 – February 20, 2014). Tuaolo, the child of Samoan banana farmers, lives in Minnesota with his life-partner, Mitchell Wherley, and their twins, Mitchell Jr. and Michelle.

2003: 

Human Rights Campaign study shows 60 percent of American adoption agencies accept applications from gay and lesbian couples and 40 percent claim to have placed children in homes headed by same-sex couples.

Joan Jett was a guest on the television show Crossing Over With John Edward.

2004: Germany expands the rights of same-sex couples, allowing registered domestic partners to adopt each other’s children.

2011, Denmark – Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011), 96, whose struggle for gay rights helped make Denmark the first country to legalize same-sex partnerships, dies in Copenhagen. He and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark’s legalization of same-sex partnership registration in 1989, a landmark legislation which they were instrumental in bringing about. They adopted the shared surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, as an expression of their commitment

2013

Hundreds of viewers complained about Lady Gaga’s recent UK performance on The X Factor according to Ofcom. Around 200 people contacted the broadcasting watchdog about her outfit of shells and flesh-coloured underwear. Another 60 viewers complained directly to ITV about the singer’s appearance, before the 9pm watershed.  

2015 – Hollyoaks becomes the first UK soap to cast an openly transgender actress in a regular role. Annie Wallace plays the high school’s new head teacher, Sally St. Claire, making her first appearance on this day.

2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/29/schools-are-banning-my-book-queer-kids-need-queer-stories/Opinion | Schools are banning my book. But queer kids need queer stories.Removing or restricting queer books in libraries and schools is like cutting a lifeline for queer youth.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/exclusive-maggie-lindemann-on-her-explosive-queer-rock-anthem-she-knows-it/Maggie Lindemann on her explosive queer rock anthem She Knows ItThe American artist exclusively breaks down the meaning behind her unapologetic pop-rock single for GAY TIMES.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2021/10/28/scholar-apologizes-criticizing-bisexual-comic-characterScholar Apologizes for Criticizing Bisexual Comic CharacterChristopher Newport University is facing calls to fire a scholar in residence who questioned DC Comics’ recent decision to make a fictional character, the son of Superman and Lois Lane, Jon Kent, bisexual. Scholar and writer Sophia A. Nelson said on Twitter that she doesn’t “get why this is necessary. I don’t! What if Christian parents of children reading comic books don’tShow Morewww.insidehighered.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/the-25-most-fan-fic-ed-lesbian-and-bisexual-tv-couples-of-all-time/The 25 Most Fan Fic-ed Lesbian and Bisexual TV Couples of All Time – AutostraddleThere are 14 canon ships here, and 11 femslash ships, making 2021 the first year ever that there’s more canon couples represented in fan fiction’s top tier than non-canon couples!www.autostraddle.com

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/10/29/one-in-five-lesbian-women-in-cyprus-victims-of-harassment-survey-shows/One in five lesbian women in Cyprus victims of harassment, survey shows | Cyprus MailA total 22 per cent of lesbian women experienced harassment within a year prior to 2019 in Cyprus, showed a Fundamental Rights Agency’s survey. The FRA’s second LGBTI survey, which included 140,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, was quoted in the gender equality index that was released…cyprus-mail.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/10/29/lesbian-bar-project-film-shown-at-library-of-congress/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_qZubSI3RleI1zDxgztEdSy5GrMnb8qr0suw_CV2cFlU-1635527975-0-gqNtZGzNApCjcnBszQk9‘Lesbian Bar Project’ film shown at Library of CongressSen. Baldwin, Rep. Davids join LGBTQ activists for viewingwww.washingtonblade.com

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Two-men-reportedly-defile-alleged-teen-lesbian-1390543Two men reportedly defile alleged teen lesbianA 15-year-old suspected lesbian has allegedly been defiled by two men at Nkurakan, a suburb of the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern region .www.ghanaweb.com

https://www.rawstory.com/gay-student-heckled-franklin-high-school/VIDEO: Enraged parent screams ‘indoctrination’ at gay student for speaking out against bullying – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent JournalismA school committee meeting Tuesday night in Franklin, Massachusetts, where students and staff were discussing anti-gay bullying turned contentious when a parent decided to loudly chime in, CBS Boston reports. Franklin High School senior Mackenzie Atwood was telling another speaker about feeling “at…www.rawstory.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/obscure-famous-artist-photographer-lesbian-sexuality/The “most obscure famous artist” was a photographer of lesbian sexuality / LGBTQ NationOne of her books was denounced on the floor of Congress, but in the queer community Tee Corinne was a master of her craft. Now the wider world is starting to celebrate her too…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/lgbtq-influncers-1234982746/8 LGBTQ Influencers That Are Sparking Change – WWDQueer influencers aren’t just changing the game for social media platforms — they’re changing fashion culture and the community.wwd.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/halloween-gay-christmas-many-lgbtq-americans-rcna4027Why Halloween is ‘gay Christmas’ to many LGBTQ AmericansGrowing up outside of Salem, Massachusetts, famous for its 1692 witch trials, Lee Roberts is more connected to Halloween than most.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/texas-ams-exhibit-shines-a-light-on-lgbtq-identity/499-5669d1cb-d9c8-4315-b42c-1f2c280767afTexas A&M exhibit emphasizes importance of local LGBTQ community | kagstv.comOn this LGBTQ History Month, learn about the enlightening stories of what it means to be part of a resilient group of people.www.kagstv.com

https://people.com/movies/kumail-nanjiani-responds-to-critics-of-lgbtq-eternals-character-were-upsetting-the-right-people/Kumail Nanjiani Responds to Critics of LGBTQ Representation in Eternals | PEOPLE.comKumail Nanjiani responded to fans who complained about Brian Tyree Henry’s character Phastos, who is gay in the upcoming Eternals.people.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/us/2021/10/28/no-charges-for-wyoming-librarians-over-sex-ed-lgbtq-books.htmlNo charges for Wyoming librarians over sex ed, LGBTQ books | The StarCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A prosecutor won’t charge library employees for making sex education and LGBTQ-themed books available to young people in a deepl…www.thestar.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59062483Archbishop of Canterbury criticises Ghana anti-LGBT bill – BBC NewsJustin Welby says he is “gravely concerned” by a Ghanaian proposal that would punish people for being gay.www.bbc.com

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/human-rights-complaint-filed-over-single-family-condo-restrictions-amid-concerns-of-lgbtq-discrimination-1.5643006Human rights complaint filed over ‘single family’ condo restrictions in Ontario amid concerns of LGBTQ discrimination | CTV NewsMore people are coming forward with concerns about Ontario condominium rules that require units be for “single families” — but appear to keep out LGBTQ couples, single parents, and a host of other family types.toronto.ctvnews.ca

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/Election-pledges-on-LGBT-rights-boost-legislation-hopesElection pledges on LGBT rights boost legislation hopes – Japan TodayCampaign pledges by most political parties ahead of Sunday’s lower house election have increased hopes of legislation to deepen understanding and protect the rights of sexual minorities. Six major opposition parties promise that they will seek to present bills to parliament next year to help protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and…japantoday.com

that they have exorcists….

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/vatican-tells-exorcist-priests-stop-trying-cast-covid-19/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=248a4fae1a-20211029_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-248a4fae1a-430855381Vatican tells exorcist priests to stop trying to cast out COVID-19 / LGBTQ NationThe church employs hundreds of priests “trained” in demonic possession…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History – October 29 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-29Oct. 29, 2017 — 2011, Denmark – Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011), 96, whose struggle for gay rights helped make Denmark the first country to legalize …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

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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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 26

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1887

Emile Berliner, a 36 year old German immigrant living in Washington DC, applies for a patent on his invention, the gramophone. The machine was the first to play flat discs as opposed to Thomas Edison’s wax cylinder apparatus. The patent would be granted in November.

1915 – Argenio Fanucci is imprisoned in Seattle, WA, for the crime of carnal knowledge.

1928

Operations began at Chicago’s new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, where work would take place on the first mass-produced, commercial car radio. In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola to the Radio Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting in Atlantic City. .

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

Sept 26, 1937

American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 26, 1956

Nick Adams opened for Elvis in his Tupelo Homecoming concert.

The classic image of Elvis and a stage shot showing Nick Adams, who was an opening act doing impressions of other celebs at the side of the stage: Elvis wore a velvet shirt, made for him by Natalie Wood’s dressmaker.

The show was filmed by Fox Movietone News, but the bad audio made it almost a “silent” movie, and is the only professionally filmed 1950s concert of Elvis.

1957 – Leonard Bernstein’s ground-breaking musical West Side Story (later made into the film by the same name) opens on Broadway. The musical is a modern remake of the classic Romeo and Juliet by playwright William Shakespeare. Historians describe Bernstein as bisexual and some conjecture that Shakespeare was gay.

Blogger Nina Notes: the original movie idea was teen idols lead by Elvis who insisted on Natalie Wood. Instead, the Westside Story soundtrack won the Oscar Over Blue Hawaii.

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

September 26, 1962

The sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Jr., Raymond Bailey and lesbian Nancy Kulp, began its nine-season run on CBS-TV.

1965 – In San Francisco, thirty people picketed Grace Cathedral to protest punitive actions taken against Rev. Canon Robert Cromey for his involvement in the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, an alliance between LGBT people and religious leaders

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In Los Angeles, Gay Liberation Front demonstrators persuade bar owners to allow gay patrons to hold hands.

1973, Canada – Toronto’s Club Baths opens at 231 Mutual Street. It is the first of modern gay-operated bathhouses in Canada.

September 26, 1975

The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in theaters.  Movie-going would never be the same.

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

1987

Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’.

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

1992 – Amid a bitterly contested campaign in Oregon for and against Measure 9, an anti-gay rights initiative, a lesbian and a gay man are killed when local skinheads throw a Molotov cocktail into their apartment in Salem.

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

2000, South Korea – Hon Seok-Cheon  (born February 3, 1971) comes out as gay and is fired from his acing role on the children’s television program “Popopo.” In 2008 he hosted a television program called “Coming Out” about the lives of lesbians and gay men.

2003

A report published on requests by artists to venues of their backstage requirements revealed; Limp Bizkit insisted that all the lamps in their rooms be dimmable while Mariah Carey would only have ‘bendy’ straws as she will not use straight ones. Van Halen insisted that back-stage celery is trimmed and not peeled and the no brown m&ms. The Red Hot Chili Peppers asked for a meditation room and a selection of aromatherapy candles. Barry Manilow requested that the air temperature in the auditorium be kept at a regular 65 degrees.

2013,

Mexico – “Boys on the Road,” the first gay travel TV program in Latin America, premieres on E! Entertainment (Latin).

In a poll by the BBC, the theme from Star Wars was voted Britain’s favorite film soundtrack, followed by “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” and “West Side Story”.

2021

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210926/the-week-that-was-benet-hires-gay-coach-after-all-haymarket-no-vote-eyes-to-the-skies-overThe Week That Was: Benet hires gay coach after all, Haymarket no vote, Eyes to the Skies overBenet Academy in Lisle offered a coaching job to a woman after it had rescinded a previous offer to her. Itasca plan commission votes against Haymarket drug treatment facility. Lisle’s iconic Eyes to the Skies Festival is ending for good. Beef Shack has received can open near its former location in St. Charles. Abbott Laboratories plans to reboot production of its rapid COVID-19 tests at a leased facility in Gurnee.www.dailyherald.com

the difference is trans, and why bisexual, gay men and lesbians get to be

https://www.insider.com/pansexual-vs-bisexual

https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/16235019/conservative-family-im-bisexual/How do I tell my conservative family I’m bisexual?DEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH I have just come out as bisexual to my friends, I’m scared of telling my family. I am a 17-year-old girl and my friends have been really supportive. But I don’t think my paren…www.thesun.co.uk

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/573580-bisexual-women-more-likely-to-report-experiencing-non-voluntary-or-forcedBisexual women more likely to report experiencing non-consensual sex: CDC study | TheHillA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Thursday found bisexual women to be more likely to report experiencing male-perpetrated, “non-voluntary” or “forced” vaginal intercourse in their lifthehill.com

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/ry-russo-young-hbo-nuclear-family-1235017727/THR Next Big Thing: Ry Russo-Young on HBO Doc ‘Nuclear Family’ – The Hollywood ReporterThe director of the three-part HBO documentary explains her decision to get personal while telling a universal story.www.hollywoodreporter.com

https://screenrant.com/eternals-mcu-movie-rating-russia-phastos-gay/Eternals Receives Mature Rating in Russia for Openly Gay SuperheroSeemingly due to the movie’s gay superhero, Eternals has received an 18+ rating in Russia, making it the first MCU film to get a mature label.screenrant.com

if he was straight he would not be getting off teasing gay men

https://www.queerty.com/straight-dude-wonders-baiting-guys-grindr-make-gay-20210926A straight dude wonders: does baiting guys on Grindr make him gay? / Queerty“I don’t know why I do this and sometimes I’m confused by it…www.queerty.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/25/tiktok-gay-bars-lesbian-straight/Queer women are are calling out straight people who frequent gay bars on TikTokTwo lesbians have gone viral on TikTok after they made videos calling out all the straight women populating gay bars.

https://www.wyomingnews.com/features/first-gay-rom-com-by-major-hollywood-studio-announces-historic-all-lgbtq-cast/article_c7925e62-7068-50be-9957-26c5368c1880.htmlFirst gay rom-com by major Hollywood studio announces historic all-LGBTQ cast | Features | wyomingnews.comBilly Eichner is having a gay ol’ time.www.wyomingnews.com

https://www.laprensalatina.com/activists-protest-discrimination-against-gay-couple-in-caracas-pizzeria/Activists protest ‘discrimination’ against gay couple in Caracas pizzeria – La Prensa Latina MediaCaracas, Sep 25 (EFE).- Activists, human rights defenders and members of the LGBTQ+ community protested on Saturday against what was described as “discrimination” faced by two young people the previous night at a karaoke pizzeria in Caracas. “I have just experienced an act of discrimination. At #VeraPizza in Chacao, they just told me that I …www.laprensalatina.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/kenya-film-board-bans-gay-documentary-calling-it-an-affront-2021-09-24/Kenya film board bans gay documentary, calling it “an affront” | ReutersKenya has banned a documentary about a gay Kenyan man’s struggle to be accepted by his family and country, saying it was blasphemous and an affront to the constitution.www.reuters.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 17


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1480, Spain – The Spanish Inquisition is established as a court for the detection of heretics, although its true purpose remains somewhat obscure, but 1000-1600 people were charged with the crime of sodomy. During the 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition, the total number of “heretics” burned at the stake totaled nearly 32,000

1778 – Friedrich von Steuben (September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794) arrives in Valley Forge to offer his expertise to the Continental Army. Von Steuben had been forced out of the Prussian military due to homosexual scandals. He is considered the father of the United States military. He was a gay man who wrote the “Revolutionary War Drill Manual” and introduced drills, tactics and discipline to the rag-tag militia, which resulted in victory over the British. He has a statue at Valley Forge and another in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. Towns, buildings and a college football field have been named after him; there is even an annual Steuben Day Parade held in his honor every September in cities such as New York and Chicago (in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris lip syncs Wayne Newton’s “Danke Schoen” during Chicago’s Steuben Day Parade). No foreigner besides Marquis de Lafayette has been so adored in America as von Steuben. The one fact that seems to be left out is that von Steuben was known to “have affections to members of his own sex” and was even identified as a “sodomite,” which is rumored to be the reason he left Prussia for France where he ultimately met Ben Franklin. Upon arriving at Valley Forge, von Steuben was immediately accepted by Washington, who recognized his military genius. Steuben single-handedly turned a militia, consisting mostly of farmers, into a well-trained, disciplined and professional army that was able to stand musket-to-musket combat with the British. Washington and the Continental Army officially adopted von Steuben’s methods and renamed them Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United State, known in military circles today simply as “The Blue Book.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1931

The first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York by RCA-Victor. The venture was doomed to fail however due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 ($1,534.49 in 2017 dollars) and wasn’t revived until 1948.

1948 – Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) dies. She was an American anthropologist and folklorist. Benedict held the post of President of the American Anthropological Association and was also a prominent member of the American Folklore Society. Benedict taught her first anthropology course at Barnard college in 1922 and among the students there was Margaret Mead. Benedict was a significant influence on Mead. She was a sometimes lover and lifelong friend of fellow anthropologist Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978). Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict are considered to be the two most influential and famous anthropologists of their time. One of the reasons Mead and Benedict got along well was because they both shared a passion for their work and they each felt a sense of pride at being a successful working woman during a time when this was uncommon. They were known to critique each other’s work frequently; they created a companionship that began through their work, but which also during the early period was of an erotic character. Both Benedict and Mead wanted to dislodge stereotypes about women during their time period and show that working women can be successful even though working society was seen as a man’s world. In her memoir about her parents, With a Daughter’s Eye, Margaret Mead’s daughter implies that the relationship between Benedict and Mead was partly sexual. In 1946, Benedict received the Achievement Award from the American Association of University Women. After Benedict died of a heart attack in 1948, Mead kept the legacy of Benedict’s work going by supervising projects that Benedict would have looked after, and editing and publishing notes from studies that Benedict had collected throughout her life

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955

Actor James Dean made a public information film for TV, urging teenagers to drive safely.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972 – M*A*S*H premieres on CBS introducing the world to Cpl. Max Klinger, televisions first on-going heterosexual cross-dressing character.

1976, Canada – Toronto gay activist Brian Mossop is expelled from the Communist Party of Canada for being openly gay and advocating homosexuality.

1978

The video for Queen’s single ‘Bicycle Race’ was filmed at Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, UK. It featured 65 naked female professional models racing around the stadium’s track on bicycles, which had been hired for the day. The rental company was reported to have requested payment for all the saddles when they found out how their bikes had been used.

1979 – California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Stephen M. Lachs (born September 1939) to the Los Angeles Superior Court making him the nation’s first openly gay judge. He retired from the L.A. County Superior Court in 1999.

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

1980

Bette Midler’s concert film “Divine Madness” premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

1983

the former #1 at 5 on the USA Charts: the Eurythmics and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), with at 7  Taco with “Puttin’ On The Ritz”

The Soundtrack to “Flashdance” was third, the movie starred Jennifer Beals before she was on the L Word

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

1994

John Mellencamp and Me’Shell Ndegeocello dropped with the remake of the Van Morrison song “Wild Night” was 5 on the USA song charts

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

2001 – Paul Holm, the partner of Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham (May 22, 1970 – September 11, 2001), is presented with the folded American flag.

2002

Bono of U2 met with U.S. President George W. Bush to discuss giving more money towards AIDS initiatives.  Afterwards, Bono said “I’m not peddling a cause.  Seven thousand people dying per day is not a cause.  It’s an emergency.”  Bush did not increase funding.

2007

Barry Manilow cancelled his plans to appear on the TV talk show The View because he did not want to be interviewed by its conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, an abortion opponent and supporter of the Iraq war. Manilow had requested to speak only with co-hosts Joy Behar, Barbara Walters or Whoopi Goldberg, but the show’s producers refused to comply with what they called Manilow’s “completely disrespectful” demands to not speak to the host who was anti-gay.

2021

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/michael-bisping-shares-his-thoughts-on-transgender-fight-alana-mclaughlin-its-unfair-to-womens-mma/Michael Bisping shares his thoughts on transgender fight Alana McLaughlin: “It’s unfair to women’s MMA”UFC analyst Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on transgender fight Alana McLaughlin, suggesting that “it’s unfair to women’s MMA.”www.bjpenn.com

with reason for concern – for women

https://www.marca.com/en/ufc/2021/09/16/614389abe2704e2a218b4568.htmlMMA: Worldwide controversy after transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin’s big win | MarcaThe debate surrounding transgender athletes reared its head again after Alana McLaughlin's impressive win on her MMA debut.

meanwhile – those not wanting to be involved in violence

no one deserves to be assaulted – and hetero males are the crime leaders on assaults, rapes and murders

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/9/16/13-celebrities-who-came-out-bisexual-202113 Celebrities Who Came Out As Bisexual in 2021Bi visibility is increasing in Hollywood — and beyond!www.out.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/sophie-santos-memoir-takes-us-on-her-queer-path-to-the-lesbian-agenda/Sophie Santos’ Memoir Takes Us On Her Queer Path To The Lesbian AgendaNo one’s life is split into two simple chapters. Santos lets all her former eras live right next to each other in the mirror.www.autostraddle.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/16/nigeria-lesbian-amara-adeyinka-wedding/Brave Nigerian lesbian couple ‘publicly wed’ and declare their love in defiance of archaic lawsA lesbian couple has bravely tied the knot with a heartwarming post on social media despite Nigeria’s fervent anti-LGBT+ laws.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/cuba-publishes-draft-family-code-that-opens-door-gay-marriage-2021-09-15/Cuba publishes draft family code that opens door to gay marriage | ReutersCuba published a long-awaited draft of a new family code on Wednesday that would open the door to gay marriage if approved, in a move that LGBT rights activists applauded cautiously as they remained wary of whether it would actually be implemented.www.reuters.com

https://www.outsports.com/out-gay-athletes/2021/9/16/22677821/chinese-volleyball-player-sun-wenjing-gay-coming-outChinese volleyball player comes out as gay, rarity for Chinese athletes – OutsportsOut athletes are very rare in China. ‘She’s my everything,’ the volleyball player wrote in a post on a popular website.www.outsports.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 7

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 23 for LGBTQ2

July 23, 1973

Cher released the single “Half Breed”.

1977

 Barry Manilow made it to #1 with “Looks Like We Made It”, his eighth hit,

at five  “My Heart Belongs To Me” from Barbra Streisand

1979

The Ayatollah Khomenini bans all forms of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Iran, claiming it has a corrupting influence.

1983

on the USA lp charts at 8 David Bowie’s Let’s Dance

1988

on the song USA charts: former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin entered the Top 10 with “Rush Hour”.

on the LP USA Charts: Faith by George Michael (now down to #5),

 Tracy Chapman’s incredible debut was at #7, 

1994

Elton John registered his 27th Top 10 hit (#5 all-time) with the great song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from the movie The Lion King.

1998

It was a Retro 80’s tour as Culture Club, Howard Jones and the Human League performed the first show of the tour at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

2000

‘N Sync reached #1 with “It’s Gonna’ Be Me”.

2005

Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their 1997 Glastonbury performance and Bob Dylan’s 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig won the best ever solo gig.

2021

this is excellent news.. I have a report half written on this topic and now I know where to send it

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/practice-areas/labour-and-employment/adelle-blackett-mcgill-law-prof-leads-task-force-to-modernize-employment-equity-act/358270Adelle Blackett, McGill law prof, leads task force to modernize Employment Equity Act | Canadian LawyerTask force aims to create more equitable, diverse, inclusive workplaces with better retentionwww.canadianlawyermag.com

because men get competitive and then it is not about issues anymore..

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/6/24/what-is-woke-culture-and-why-has-it-become-so-toxicWhy ‘woke’ became toxic | LGBTQ | Al JazeeraThe term ‘woke’ has become so divisive that it is harming support for the issues it is meant to be highlighting.www.aljazeera.com

advances in some places

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tokyo-olympics-japan-inclusive-lgbt-1.6112350Advocates hope Olympic spotlight will boost push for equality for Japan’s LGBT community | CBC NewsVancouver couple Tyler Iwata and Steven Hashimoto and Victoria LGBT advocate Madu Suzuki say pressure from outside of Japan is needed to bring change to a country where there’s still no law to protect gay people from discrimination.www.cbc.ca

retreats and oppression in others

https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/23/europe-s-week-brexit-returns-and-orban-announces-anti-lgbt-referendumEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendum | EuronewsEurope’s week: Brexit returns and Orban announces anti-LGBT referendumwww.euronews.com

and then, there are few places

https://www.straight.com/news/lgbt-friendly-west-end-remains-a-pocket-of-housing-affordability-in-vancouverLGBT-friendly West End remains a pocket of housing affordability in Vancouver | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyWhen compared to neighbourhoods like Yaletown, Downtown, and Coal Harbour, Vancouver’s West End remains a unique area with attractive bargains.www.straight.com

July 16 for LGBTQ2

1967

Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, David Blue, Mike Settle, Tom Paxton and Eric Andersen all appeared at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

1977

Barry Manilow had the #1 LP on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart with “Barry Manilow Live”. It has since been certified quadruple Platinum.

Barry Manilow Live was the new #1 album, dislodging Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours from the top spot temporarily. at six  Streisand Superman from Barbra

1995

Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.

2012

2012

Queen’s 1975 classic Bohemian Rhapsody was voted as the UK.’s “Favorite No. 1 Single,” narrowly beating out Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ for the top spot. The poll conducted by the Official Charts Company had The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ at No.5, with Adele’s hit ‘Someone Like You’ at No.3.

2021

https://www.economist.com/china/2021/07/15/how-nationalism-is-making-life-harder-for-gay-people-in-chinaHow nationalism is making life harder for gay people in ChinaThey are increasingly viewed as agents of foreign influence | Chinawww.economist.com

https://kgab.com/cheyenne-bar-called-out-for-selling-violent-anti-gay-t-shirts/Cheyenne Bar Called Out for Selling Violent, Anti-Gay T-ShirtsWyoming Equality says the fact that a Cheyenne biker bar is being called out over the sale of violent, homophobic T-shirts shows the times are changing.kgab.com

https://www.dailypress.com/entertainment/books/vp-db-book-overlooked-obit-adams-071621-20210716-u4g44acjuzfnpmtszzbughryji-story.htmlOverlooked No More: Eve Adams, writer who gave lesbians a voice – Daily PressEve Adams published an early example of American lesbian literature written by a lesbian. Her “Lesbian Love,” a collection of short stories and illustrations, was published in February 1925. She was a target of what’s now the FBI, was arrested by police, and was deported in 1927.www.dailypress.com


https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/07/16/hungary-writers-bookstores-brace-for-ban-on-lgbt-content/Hungary: Writers, bookstores brace for ban on LGBT content – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

Lest We Forget says laws against demographics is the problem.

and it is an imaginary thing to be bothered that non heteros exist

https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-orban-lgbt-eu/31361695.htmlHungarian PM Says EU Action On LGBT Rights Amounts To ‘Legal Hooliganism’The legal action launched against Hungary by the European Commission over measures it said discriminated against LGBT people amounts to “legal hooliganism” and is “shameful,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on July 16.www.rferl.org

July 10 for LGBTQ2

1762

Louis-François Roubiliac’s monument to George Frideric Handel is unveiled at Westminster Abbey in London

1936

Billie Holiday recorded “Billie’s Blues

1950

The US music show Your Hit Parade premiered on NBC-TV. The program, which featured vocalists covering the top hits of the week, had been on radio since 1935. It moved to CBS in 1958 but was canceled the following year, unable to cope with the rising popularity of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

1965

Sonny & Cher debuted on the chart, They would score 20 hits over the next eight years.

1974

David Bowie played the first of five dates at The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the recordings of which made up the David Live album released later that year. The album catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans.

2002
Dolly Parton began a tour, her first major tour in 10 years, at the Irving Plaza in New York City.

2007

Arista Records announced a September release date for Barry Manilow‘s next album, “The Greatest Songs of the Seventies”. This was his third volume of decade-driven, covers albums, the first two of which sold nearly 1.7 million copies in the United States combined.

2021

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1460113/Elvis-Presley-movie-Follow-That-Dream-Anne-Helm-Billy-SmithElvis Follow That Dream: The King’s male cousin doubled for Anne Helm with balloon breasts | Films | Entertainment | Express.co.ukELVIS PRESLEY movie Follow That Dream saw The King’s cousin Billy Smith double for co-star Anne Helm with a wig and balloon breasts.www.express.co.uk

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/09/raffaella-carra-italian-cultural-institution-and-lgbt-icon-laid-to-rest-in-romeRaffaella Carrà, Italian cultural institution and LGBT icon, laid to rest in Rome | Italy | The GuardianThousands in streets to mourn television star, actor and singer as funeral is broadcast live on TVwww.theguardian.com

https://columbiabasinherald.com/news/2021/jul/10/chinese-social-media-giant-wechat-shuts-lgbt-2/Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts | Columbia Basin HeraldBANGKOK (AP) — China’s most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content.Show Morecolumbiabasinherald.com

https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3140330/when-will-hong-kong-fully-protect-its-lgbt-community-discriminationWhen will Hong Kong fully protect its LGBT community from discrimination?Thirty years after Hong Kong decriminalised same-sex sexual acts between consenting male adults in private, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation persists.www.scmp.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/blood-ban-health-canada-federal-court-1.6064676Federal judge rejects Health Canada’s claim it has no role in barring gay men from donating blood | CBC NewsA Federal Court judge has dismissed the federal government’s claim that Health Canada has no say in the rule barring men from donating blood if they’ve recently had sex with other men — clearing the way for a human rights inquiry to continue. www.cbc.ca

https://www.timesofisrael.com/participants-attacked-during-lgbt-event-in-west-bank-settlement/Participants attacked during LGBT event in West Bank settlement | The Times of IsraelSuspects, reportedly dressed like the ultranationalist ‘hilltop youth,’ are still at large after shooting pepper spray, throwing eggs at participants in Ariel, injuring threewww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/varc-sro070821.phpStudy reports on experiences of LGB Vietnam-era veterans | EurekAlert! Science NewsA new analysis of data from the Vietnam era found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual Veterans who served in the war are reporting PTSD and poorer mental health more often than their heterosexual counterparts.www.eurekalert.org

He is not a lesbian….

https://www.delta-optimist.com/the-mix/paul-verhoeven-blesses-cannes-with-lesbian-nun-drama-3945878Paul Verhoeven blesses Cannes with lesbian nun drama – Delta OptimistCANNES, France (AP) — The veteran provocateur Paul Verhoeven premiered his lesbian nun drama “Benedetta” at the Cannes Film Festival with a solemn vow to resurrect sexuality in movies.www.delta-optimist.com

The Basic Instinct and Showgirls director, who has also long drawn the ire of feminists, told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival that he had nothing to be ashamed of.

He is not a lesbian.. .again…

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3140649/director-paul-verhoeven-hits-back-fury-over-his-cannes-lesbianDirector Paul Verhoeven hits back at fury over his Cannes lesbian nun filmThe big-budget film, which delights in its rather obvious eroticism, is in the running for Cannes top prize, the Palme d’Or.www.scmp.com

https://www.dailydot.com/irl/steal-pride-flag-carabiners/Video: Dude tries to steal Pride flag, gets outsmarted by lesbian’s carabiner trickA man attempting to steal a stranger’s Pride flag was caught on camera being outsmarted by a pair of carabiners.www.dailydot.com

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