August 6 for LGBTQ2

1928

Andy Warhol, who makes his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Blogger Nina Notes: Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame quote was an accurate prediction, I wonder how many think it is a good thing or a bad thing.

1940

Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.

1970

Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

August 6, 1974

ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest.

1983

Tears for Fears first charted with the song “Change”

1987

The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville Florida for including the phrase “mature audience” on promotional materials and concert tickets.

The movie Who’s That Girl starring Madonna premiered at Times Square in New York City. This movie featured an Elvis Jailhouse Rock poster in Madonna’s jail cell.

1988

 Tracy Chapman’s debut LP was 4 on the USA Charts

1994

 Elton John owned song #4–“Can You Feel The Love Tonight

1998

George Michael performed at the Capital Centre in Washington, D.C.

2001

2001

Whitney Houston became one of the highest-paid musicians in the world after signing a new deal with Arista records, said to be worth more than $100m.

2012

Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and conductor, who wrote music for the movies The StingOrdinary PeopleSophie’s Choice and The Spy Who Loved Me, died in Los Angeles at age 68.  Hamlisch, who worked with Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Mathis and countless others, was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9802625/Toddlers-transitioning-male-rapists-womens-prisons-new-book-offers-look-trans-activism.htmlToddlers transitioning, male rapists in women’s prisons: new book offers look at trans-activism | Daily Mail OnlineHelen Joyce, who is Britain editor for the Economist, was prompted to write Trans after speaking with detransitioners who compare their experience to being ‘in a cult’.www.dailymail.co.uk

in sports

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210806-taiwan-won-t-attend-hong-kong-s-gay-games-fearing-security-lawTaiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security law – France 24Taiwan won’t attend Hong Kong’s Gay Games fearing security lawwww.france24.com

https://www.out.com/sports/2021/8/04/lesbian-filipina-boxer-thanks-lgbtq-community-after-winning-silverLesbian Filipina Boxer Thanks LGBTQ+ Community After Winning SilverNesthy Petecio dedicated her historic win in the first-ever women’s featherweight boxing event to the global queer community.www.out.com

in representation

https://kotaku.com/the-pokemon-company-company-actually-says-gay-rights-1847434624The Pokémon Company Company Actually Says Gay RightsPokémon Unite’s social media account pleaded for the hets. Incidentally, Twitter is a mistakekotaku.com

https://www.nme.com/features/gaming-features/gorgeous-god-like-and-bisexual-how-hades-developers-made-sexuality-part-of-the-power-fantasy-3013075Gorgeous, God-like and… bisexual? How ‘Hades’’ developers made sexuality part of the power fantasyZagreus is your hero, your anti-hero. And he was made that way. Irritating and devilishly loveable… he’s bisexual, too. Of course.www.nme.com

https://tvline.com/2021/08/05/xena-reunion-lucy-lawless-renee-oconnor-my-life-is-murder/amp/Xena Reunion Photos: Lucy Lawless Is Joined by Renee O’Connor on Acorn TV Drama — ‘The Fans Are Gonna Love It’ – TVLineTV’s erstwhile Xena, Warrior Princess reunites with her Gabrielle in these first photos from Renee O’Connor’s guest-starring role on Lucy Lawless’ Aussie crime drama.tvline.com

https://pagesix.com/2021/08/06/xena-star-renee-oconnor-on-shows-lesbian-undertones/‘Xena’ star Renee O’Connor on show’s lesbian undertones“Xena” star Renee O’Connor looked back on the show’s lesbian undertones and how it would be different now.pagesix.com

in reality

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/young-gay-and-raised-to-believe-she-was-the-spawn-of-the-devil-1.4640425Young, gay and raised to believe she was the spawn of the DevilTV: Pray Away is a devastating portrait of vulnerable people led astray by conversion therapywww.irishtimes.com

https://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/black-nite-remembrance-day-birthplace-milwaukees-lgbtq-pride-honored-60th-anniversary/“Black Nite Brawl” Day: The birthplace of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ pride movement honored on 60th anniversary | The Milwaukee Independentwww.milwaukeeindependent.com

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/west-island-lgbtq2-celebrating-10-years-of-serviceWest Island LGBTQ2+ celebrating 10 years of service | Montreal GazetteThe West Island LGBTQ+ Centre’s mission is to create a safe place where LGBTQ+ people can truly be who they are.montrealgazette.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-lgbtq-community-turns-to-shared-accommodations-to-build-safe-living/LGBTQ community turns to shared accommodations to build safe living spaces – The Globe and MailRising housing prices are creating a volatile market, particularly for LGBTQ community members, who are often more likely to face housing discrimination. As a result, many of them are turning to shared accommodations to build safe living spaceswww.theglobeandmail.com

and making it worse than it had to be

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/lesbian-attorney-general-says-wont-accept-hrcs-donations-groups-president-resigns/Lesbian Attorney General says she won’t accept HRC’s donations until the group’s president resigns / LGBTQ NationAlphonso David called on his former boss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign this week, but now there are calls for David to step down too…www.lgbtqnation.com

July 31 for LGBTQ2

1965

Sonny & Cher had a healthy move with “I Got You Babe”, which moved from #57 to #22.

After arriving in the UK for their first tour, Sonny And Cher are apparently turned away from the London Hilton because of their appearance. It was later revealed to be a publicity stunt.

July 31, 1972

Elton John released the single “Honky Cat” on Uni Records.

1982

 the Human League was at #7 with “Don’t You Want Me”

1985

The Eurythmics rose to #1 in the U.K. with “There Must Be An Angel”.

1999

Christina Aguilera earned her first No.1 hit when “Genie In A Bottle” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of five weeks. The first single from Aguilera’s debut album helped earn her a Grammy for Best New Artist.

Backstreet Boys came back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart after Millennium was bumped from the top spot after five weeks by Limp Bizkit’s Significant Other. In all, Milllennium spent 10 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1.

2006

Former Culture Club singer Boy George (O’Dowd) was ordered to do community service by picking up trash on New York City streets after pleading guilty last March to false reporting of an incident. He called police with a bogus report of a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment in October and the responding officers found cocaine inside.

2009

With Adam Yauch (MCA) diagnosed with cancer, Beastie Boys cancel their appearance at the All Points West festival at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. In tribute, Jay-Z opens his set with a cover of “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.”

after a long career as a singer, dancer, new-age seeker and mega-celebrity, Madonna added a new item to her resume — Israeli newspaper correspondent. The Material Girl’s byline appeared in Israel’s biggest daily, “Yediot Ahronot.” The article described her spiritual awakening upon discovering Kabbalah, after which, she writes, “all the puzzle pieces started falling into place.”

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/lgbt-rights-protest-far-right-clashes-arrests-kyiv-ukraine/31386221.htmlUkrainian Police Clash With Far-Right Protesters At LGBT Event In KyivMembers of far-right organizations attempted to disrupt an LGBT rights protest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Police used tear gas and clashed with the anti-LGBT protesters, blocking them from entering the July 30 event, which took place near the office of the Ukrainian president. Human rights activists are demanding the investigation of attacks against LGBT people and the adoption of a proposed law to combat discrimination.www.rferl.org

from the article:

 Our political movements are not about naming or claiming identities for the sake of being recognized or visible to a dominant gaze. They are primarily a fight for bodily autonomy, reproductive justice, access to socioeconomic power, and free mobility. Regardless of whether we form a community, we are the actors and the affected.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/28/trouble-lgbt-communityThe Trouble With the ‘LGBT Community’ | Human Rights WatchUnder capitalism, LGBT has become a convenient acronym to sell rainbow flags and political candidates.www.hrw.org

Nina Notes: LGBT is not one: it is separate communities under an umbrella

and Lesbians are being erased within this supposed community.

From “Gay and Lesbian” to GBT…..

USA
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/565721-close-to-1000-lgbtq-officials-elected-nationwide-report-saysClose to 1,000 LGBT officials elected nationwide, report says | TheHillClose to 1,000 elected officials nationwide identify as LGBT, according to a report from the LGBTQ Victory Institute.thehill.com

https://www.westport-news.com/local/article/CT-vets-discharged-for-being-LGBT-will-now-get-16353484.phpCT vets discharged for being LGBT will now get their state benefitsThe new law is designed to restore state benefits to veterans denied honorable discharged…www.westport-news.com

July 26 for LGBTQ2

July 26. 1963

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed together at the Newport Folk Festival, and Peter, Paul and Mary also helped usher in the three-day event.

July 26. 1971

Aretha Franklin released the single “Spanish Harlem”.

1975

Olivia Newton-John remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with “Please Mr. Please”. and 4 on the pop chart

 Elton John moved from 15-8 with “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”,

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was #4.

\1980

April Wine, the Scorpions, Rainbow and Judas Priest headlined the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington Park, England.

1986

 Madonna moved from 12-6 with “Papa Don’t Preach

Whitney Houston’s self-titled album was 7

2000

The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the Machine due to Mike D.’s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in a bicycle accident.

2006

The final edition of Top Of The Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London.   The show was co-hosted by yet to be charged with sex crime against children: Sir Jimmy Savile, the first presenter of the show.  The Rolling Stones, who were the first band to appear on the show in 1964 performed, as did Madonna, Beyonce, the Spice Girls, Wham and Robbie Williams.

2011

Ford became the first major auto manufacturer to announce plans to ditch the CD player in favor of a USB port. A company spokesperson said “The in-car CD player, much like pay telephones, is destined to fade away in the face of exciting new technology.” GM and Chrysler would follow in 2015, although the devices were still available on some models. CD players have been estimated to cost auto makers about $30 to install.

2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died almost six months after being found unconscious in her bathtub.

2016

A group of 40 or so Broadway stars takes the stage on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to sing “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in support of gun control legislation. These stars are part a group called Broadway For Orlando that was put together to record the song in honor of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, when 49 people were killed.

2018

The Broadway musical Head Over Heels, an Elizabethan farce inspired by the music of The Go-Go’s, premieres at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

2021

the end of sports for women – and raises questions for The Gay Games and Out Games, which were our sports events owing to being excluded from the olympics..

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/first-openly-transgender-olympians-are-competing-tokyo-rcna1507First openly transgender Olympians are competing in TokyoThe International Olympic Committee has allowed transgender athletes to participate at the Olympics since 2004, but until this year, none had done so openly.www.nbcnews.com


A history of Olympic gender scandals – Flashbakhttps://flashbak.com › a-history-of-olympic-gender-sca…

May 29, 2012 — In 1967, Poland’s Ewa Klobukowska became the first woman to fail a ‘gender‘ test and was subsequently banned. She had won a gold medal at the …
Sex testing and the Olympics: myths, rumours and …https://www.theguardian.com › the-h-word › aug › sex-…

Aug. 2, 2012 — Take the most famous case of gender fraud: Dora/Heinrich Ratjen, the German high-jumper who competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and was …
List of Olympic Games scandals and controversies – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › List_of_Olympic_Gam..

The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event. During its history, both the Summer and Winter Games have been a subject of many scandals, …

no just anyone can not be an elite athlete… just not like everyone has creative talent.

this just means not only heterosexuals get to do and be things

https://abc11.com/tokyo-2021-summer-games-lgbtq-athletes-olympics-transgender/10910694/‘It proves anybody can do it’: Record number of LGBTQ+, transgender athletes participate in 2021 Tokyo Summer Games – ABC11 Raleigh-DurhamThe 2021 Olympic Summer Games are making history with a record number of LBGTQ+ athletes including two transgender competitors.abc11.com

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-homicides-transgender-women-tameka-washington-dominique-fells-20210726.htmlNorth Philadelphia man sentenced to at least 20 years for killing transgender advocateThe office is also prosecuting Akhenaton T. Jones, 37, who was arrested in February in Los Angeles and charged with killing Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, a 27-year-old transgender woman.www.inquirer.com

https://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20210726/should-deferrals-be-lifted-gay-blood-donorsShould Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?For years, men who have sex with men have faced extra restrictions if they tried to donate blood. A study now underway may lead to a shift in policy.www.webmd.com

yes, we all bleed the same red blood…

https://genius.com/a/dababy-brings-out-tory-lanez-makes-comments-about-hiv-gay-men-dodges-a-shoe-at-rolling-loudDaBaby Brings Out Tory Lanez, Makes Comments About HIV & Gay Men, & Dodges A Shoe At Rolling LoudHe faced backlash on several fronts over the weekend.genius.com

former VP Pence was his biggest fan

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tom-daley-gay-man-olympic-champion-diving_n_60feb824e4b00c1de0a3f734Diver Tom Daley Wins Gold: ‘I Am A Gay Man And Also An Olympic Champion’ | HuffPostDaley, who paired with Matty Lee to win the 10-meter synchronized platform for Britain, delivered a powerful message to LGBTQ fans.www.huffpost.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/my-unorthodox-life-netflix-review-bisexual-erasure/My Orthodox Life Bisexual and Ex-Orthodox ErasureWe all — Ex-Orthodox, Orthodox, and bisexual — deserve better from Netflix’s My Orthodox Life than the perpetuation of misconceptions about our identities.www.autostraddle.com

for the media attention? like how many minutes to replace him with an other man instead of saying women go for women because of bad men..

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/26/love-island-2021-georgia-wishes-she-was-bisexual-after-hugo-dumping-14988196/Love Island 2021: Georgia ‘wishes she was bisexual’ after Hugo dumping | Metro NewsThe 28-year-old was dumped from the Island after Hugo Hammond’s dramatic speech picking Chloe Burrows and hitting out at Toby Aromolaran.metro.co.uk

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/07/24/bryce-hall-bisexual/Fans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari AguirreFans think Bryce Hall is bisexual after TikTok star is spotted kissing Ari Aguirre. This comes weeks after he made a video kissing 10 guys.www.hitc.com

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-queens-dave-lesbian-bar-astoria-popup-20210725-z5z4gjgfufbphkte7rc6doyqbe-story.htmlNYC woman works toward creating lesbian bar one pop-up at a time – New York Daily NewsAn Astoria native is rallying the local lesbian and queer community with monthly pop-ups in hopes to garner buzz and support for the neighborhood’s first lesbian-owned bar.www.nydailynews.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/26/us/sally-miller-gearhart-dead.htmlSally Miller Gearhart, Lesbian Writer and Activist, Dies at 90 – The New York TimesShe fought anti-gay policies alongside Harvey Milk, wrote influential books, including science fiction, and founded a women-only refuge in the woods.www.nytimes.com

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 20 for lgbtq2

1963
Lesley Gore released “Judy’s Turn To Cry”, the follow up to her number one hit, “It’s My Party”. The record was a continuation of the original story and it too became a Top 5 hit in the US.

1979

Suzi Quatro hosted “The Midnight Special” on NBC-TV with guests Carly Simon, Paul Warren & Explorer, and David Naughton.

1985

Madonna was at #8 with Like a Virgin, the Eurythmics found their albumBe Yourself Tonight at #9 

1990

Madonna played at Wembley Stadium in London, the first of three nights at Wembley.

1999

Church group’s in middle America claimed that pictures of Britney Spears printed in Rolling Stone magazine encouraged child pornography. The shots showed Britney with not many clothes on in her bedroom.

2009

in an upbeat video, Adam Yauch of the “Beastie Boys” announced via the group’s website that he had a “very treatable” cancerous tumour in his salivary gland and a nearby lymph node which required surgery and some radiation therapy. As a result, the band cancelled its tour dates and postponed the release of its upcoming album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.” Yauch died on May 4, 2012.

2016

Speaking at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, Elton John announced a $10 million fund that will lend medical and legal support to the African LGBT community. “I know that certain governments in Africa will not respond to someone like me telling them ‘You should do this, you should do that’,” said John. “I count for nothing as far as that goes. What I can do is ensure that people who are LGBT, if their clinics are closed down because they are LGBT, we can give them medicine. If they are arrested, we will get them legal aid.”

2019

Queen‘s 1975 hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” became the first pre-1990s music video to reach one billion plays on YouTube.

2021

Heterosexual women too, eh

https://montreal.citynews.ca/video/2021/07/19/more-lgbtq-representation-still-needed-in-sports/More LGBTQ representation still needed in sports – Video – CityNews MontrealHockey player Luke Prokop’s coming out on Monday has many celebrating, but it also has LGBTQ advocates reflecting. Ria Renouf has more about the continued need for change in sports, to ensure all are welcome.montreal.citynews.ca

Dear Bisexuals and Transpersons: Do not mimick the hetero incels: stop blaming other demographics for being consistent within own demographics.

https://www.studyinternational.com/news/lgbt-scholarship-canada/LGBT scholarship: Meet the first winner from the PhilippinesThe LGBT Scholarship provides CA$2,000 Canadian dollars to Memorial University students advocating for gays and transgender rights.www.studyinternational.com

LGBT not just for decadent white people anymore

https://www.newsoptimist.ca/study-finds-more-racial-diversity-in-lgbtq-film-characters-1.24342639Study finds more racial diversity in LGBTQ film characters | Battlefords News-OptimistNEW YORK (AP) — The year 2020 saw welcome growth in racial diversity of LBGTQ characters in films released by major studios, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. But for the fourth . . .www.newsoptimist.ca

July 18 for LGBTQ2

1980

Closer, the second and final album from Joy Division, is released just two months after the suicide of founding member and singer Ian Curtis. Its claustrophobic, synth-laden sound, combined with Curtis’s nihilistic lyrics make it a defining moment in England’s post-punk scene.

1987

Whitney Houston made it three weeks in a row at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).

1991

The very first Lollapalooza music festival is held in select locations throughout North America.   Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction and Living Colour appeared on the Lollapalooza Tour at the Compton Terrace in Phoenix, Arizona. Later on the tour included Jane’s AddictionSiouxsie and the BansheesNine Inch NailsLiving Colour, Ice-T, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes and Fishbone.

800 guests saw Whitney Houston, dressed in a $40,000 Marc Bouwer wedding gown, marry Bobby Brown at her New Jersey home.  Those in attendance included Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and Freddie Jackson. After years of making tabloid headlines, she would file for divorce in September, 2006.

Blogger Nina Notes: If she;d been able to make her own music, not the labels. and marry Robin or another woman. she might still be alive.

1995

Selena’s album Dreaming Of You was released following her murder by her fan club president.

1998

The Beastie Boys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Hello Nasty’, only the second rap album to make No.1 in the UK, the first being Wu-Tang Clan.

2014

Shakira becomes the first person to accumulate 100 million likes on Facebook.

2021

china and online

https://www.outinperth.com/lgbt-groups-in-china-removed-from-social-media-platform-wechat/LGBT groups in China removed from social media platform WeChat | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureDozens of LGBT groups in China have had their social media accounts deleted from popular social media platform We Chat. No official reason has been given.www.outinperth.com

india and gender and lgbtq… so heterowomen?

https://www.theweek.in/news/biz-tech/2021/07/18/gcpl-working-on-diversity-in-operations-promoting-inclusion-on-gender-and-lgbt.htmlGCPL working on diversity in operations, promoting inclusion on gender and LGBT – The Week‘In India we are grappling with low participation rates of women in the workforce’www.theweek.in

cyrpto…

https://yourdigitalwall.com/2021/07/18/pride-doge-coin-latest-cryptocurrency-project-first-to-support-the-lgbt-community/Pride Doge Coin Latest Cryptocurrency Project First to Support the LGBT Community | Your Digital WallPride Doge Coin (PDoge) is the latest meme coin to explode by over 100% day-over-day(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- Portland, Oregon Jul 17, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Pride Doge Coin (PDoge), released Julyyourdigitalwall.com

https://www.nme.com/news/music/freddie-mercury-wrote-elvis-presley-tribute-bath-10-minutes-2996011Freddie Mercury wrote Elvis Presley tribute in the bath in 10 minutesFreddie Mercury wrote his tribute song to Elvis Presley in the bath in 10 minutes, his bandmates Roger Taylor and Brian May have said. www.nme.com

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

june 27 for lgbtq2

June 27, 1959

“West Side Story” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

1964

“People” by Barbra Streisand topped the Easy Listening chart and moved from 8 to 5 on the pop chart

1970

A band called Smile changes it’s name to Queen featuring Freddie Mercury (possibly still known as Freddie Bulsara) on vocals, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Mike Grose on bass played their first gig at Truro City Hall, Cornwall, England. They were billed as Smile, Brian and Roger’s previous band, for whom the booking had been made originally. Original material at this time included an early version of ‘Stone Cold Crazy’.

The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (better known as the The Festival Express)set off. The tour was unique in that rather than flying to each city, most of the acts travelled on a chartered CN train. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Buddy Guy Blues Band all travelled together on the train playing shows in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Calgary.

June 27, 1971

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances

(Peppermint Patti and Marcy subtext, probably Lucy and Schroeder too)

1987

Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” hit #1, while her album Whitney became the first album by a female singer to debut on Billboard’s chart at #1. she also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ hit No.1.

Madonna was in concert at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, the opening show in the 19-day North American leg of our world tour.

1995

Circle Jerks release their sixth and final studio album, Oddities, Abnormalities, & Curiosities. It is the band’s first release on a major label, although Mercury Records will go on to drop Circle Jerks after they fail to reach mainstream success.

2004

Beastie Boys were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘To The 5 Boroughs’ the rappers fourth US No.1.

2012

Rihanna is very lucky to escape with her life after being among 300 people evacuated from a motel during a fire in an elevator shaft. It takes ten firefighters to put out the resulting blaze at the Corinthia Hotel in London, where Rihanna was performing at the Hackney Weekend concert.

2021

https://www.thestar.com/life/together/places/2021/06/27/buddies-in-bad-times-the-countrys-longest-running-queer-theatre-company-looks-to-the-future-while-reckoning-with-its-past.htmlBuddies in Bad Times, the country’s longest-running queer theatre company, looks to the future while reckoning with its past | The StarSince going dark during the pandemic, Buddies has been reflecting on 42-year history — and acknowledging that the theatre needs to welcome more BIPOC and queer communities to its lineups.www.thestar.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/27/nyregion/new-jersey-valedictorian-lgbtq-speech.htmlWhen a Valedictorian Spoke of His Queer Identity, the Principal Cut Off His Speech – The New York TimesThe principal also took away the valedictorian’s prepared remarks, so the student recited the speech from memory.www.nytimes.com

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/06/26/language-app-helps-canadas-lgbtq-newcomers-learn-queer-culture-and-history.htmlLanguage app helps Canada’s LGBTQ newcomers learn queer culture and history | The StarA new initiative between language app-maker Babbel and Toronto’s 519 community hub will help LGBTQ newcomers learn English as well as queer culture an…www.thestar.com

June 15 for LGBTQ2

1974

album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John was still in the Top 10, 35 weeks after its release.

1977

In Los Angeles, Dolly Parton began recording “Here You Come Again.” The track was completed two days later.

1985

Tears For Fears ruled the chart for a second week with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”.

at 8  Wham! was on the way down with “Everything She Wants”, with Madonna registering her sixth consecutive Top 10 song with “Angel at nine

LP charts Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears at #4,  Wham! with Make It Big at 6 and Madonna at 9 with Like a Virgin

1994

The television special “The Lion King: A Musical Journey With Elton John” was shown on ABC the same day that Disney’s 32ndanimated feature film “The Lion King” opened in select U.S. cities.

The Disney film The Lion King hits theaters. A runaway hit, the movie takes in over $300 million in 1994, second only to Forrest Gump. The soundtrack goes Diamond, meaning over 10 million copies sold – a record for the soundtrack to an animated film.

1996

The Beastie Boys host the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, with performers that include Sonic YouthSmashing Pumpkins and John Lee Hooker. About 100,000 attend the two shows, raising money for the Milarepa Fund.

US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking “Is it live, or is it Memorex”

2010

A case against a man accused of threatening Elton John’s life was withdrawn just hours before his trial was due to begin. Neal Horsley had responded to Elton’s suggestion that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview by writing an angry online response entitled “Why Elton John Must Die”. After being held in an Atlanta, Georgia jail since last March, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.

2021

1 religion is delusion,

2jesus did not exist

3 and transrights are special rights – they differ from gay and lesbians rights to gain employment, housing and marriage equality – while women rights are being rolled back owing to trans rights

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/14/jesus-reject-anti-transgender-laws/Opinion | I’m a gay, Christian pediatrician and have no doubt: Jesus would reject anti-trans lawsIt’s un-Christian to deny transgender youth life-saving care.www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/15/russell-t-davies-its-a-sin-gay-actors/Russell T Davies explains the biggest challenge to casting gay actors in gay rolesRussell T Davies has explained that equality laws posed a challenge when he set out to cast queer actors in queer roles in It’s a Sin.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a36523338/lesbian-pride-flag-meaning/The History And Meaning Of The Lesbian Pride Flag, ExplainedUnlike the LGBTQ rainbow pride flag, which is easily recognizable, the lesbian pride flag isn’t as commonly known. There have been many versions over the years.www.womenshealthmag.com

https://www.mensxp.com/special-features/features/89277-things-bisexuals-are-tired-of-hearing.html5 Things Every Bisexual Is Tired Of HearingPride Month: This article talks about the things that every bisexual has heard in some form or the other on dating apps.www.mensxp.com

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/black-trans-activists-working-future-san-franciscos-trans-78201931How 3 Black trans activists are working toward a ‘better future’ for San Francisco’s trans community | GMAMeet Aria Sa’id, Honey Mahogany and Janetta Johnson, three Black trans activists who co-founded Compton’s Transgender Cultural District in San Francisco in 2017.www.goodmorningamerica.com

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/terror-charges-against-london-ont-attack-suspect-could-be-canadian-legal-milestone-1.5470920Terror charges against London, Ont. attack suspect could be Canadian legal milestone | CTV NewsLegal experts say the laying of terror-related charges against the man accused of killing four people in London, Ont. could mark a new precedent in how Canada prosecutes those accused of terrorist activity.www.ctvnews.ca

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/1006934154/senate-unanimously-approves-a-bill-to-make-juneteenth-a-public-holidaySenate OKs Legislation To Make Juneteenth A Legal Holiday : NPRJuneteenth is an annual celebration held on June 19 to commemorate the end of chattel slavery in America.www.npr.org

June 12 for LGBTQ2

June 12, 1967

The U.S. Supreme Court, hearing Loving v. Virginia, by a unanimous vote, ended state laws that prohibited interracial marriages.

June 12, 1970

David Bowie released the single ‘Memory of a Free Festival’, which featured guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey’s studio debut with Bowie’s band, bringing together the line-up that would shortly record The Man Who Sold the World. The track also featured Marc Bolan on lead guitar and backing vocals.

June 12, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded “Jolene.”

1982

Adam Ant amazingly had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Goody Two Shoes”.

1990

Mariah Carey released her monumental debut album on Columbia Records on this date.

In Indianapolis, David Bowie appeared at the Deer Creek Music Center during the North American leg of his Sound & Vision tour.

1992

Singer/vegetarian k.d. lang cancelled a show in Owen Sound, Ontario after local beef farmers threatened to block the parking lot with farm vehicles and tractor-trailer rigs. She had upset the cattlemen by appearing in an advertising campaign that proclaimed “Meat Stinks.”

2003

Van MorrisonQueenLittle Richard and Phil Collins were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in a New York City ceremony.

2008

At the Bonnaroo festival, Beastie Boys play together for the last time, as Adam Yauch (MCA) is soon diagnosed with cancer.

2016

Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. Orlando Police Department officers shot and killed him after a three-hour standoff.

Orlando nightclub shooting – Wikipedia

2021

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/06/11/hungary-reject-bill-banning-discussion-lgbt-issuesHungary: Reject Bill Banning Discussion of LGBT Issues | Human Rights WatchHungary’s parliament should reject a bill that would prohibit discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation, and violates Hungary’s international legal obligations.www.hrw.org

https://phl17.com/weekend-philler/phillys-lgbt-chamber-of-commerce-fights-for-inclusion-and-economic-equality/Philly’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce fights for inclusion and economic equality | PHL17.comThe Independence Business Alliance – or Philly IBA – is Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. It was created with the intent to focus specifically on the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community in this area. They provide resources to LGBTQIA+-owned businesses in the area, as well as LGBTQIA+ employees and visible allies. RELATED: TransWork tackles […]phl17.com

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