LGBTQ2 for February 17

BCE to The Suffragettes

1854, Germany – Friedrich Alfred Krupp (17 February 1854 – 22 November 1902) was a German steel manufacturer of the company Krupp. He was the son of Alfred Krupp and inherited the family business when his father died in 1887. Whereas his father had largely supplied iron and steel, Friedrich shifted his company’s production back to arms manufacturing. Friedrich greatly expanded Krupp and acquired the Germaniawerf in 1896 which gave him control of warship manufacturing in Germany. He oversaw the development of nickel steel, U-boats, the diesel engine, and much more. He died in 1902 of apparent suicide after his homosexual activites and orgies were published in a newspaper. In the Second Reich, homosexuality was considered one of the worst crimes. Under paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code it was punishable by years of hard labor, then later the concentration camp.

1904

The opera “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini had its world premiere at La Scala in Milan.

02-17-1905 — 08-31-1937   Ruth Baldwin (born Catherine Ruth Baldwin) – Place of birth unknown. She was an American-born English socialite, part of the Bright Young Things crowd. In the 1920s in London she was known for

 her use of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. Baldwin was the first important lover of American heiress Marion Barbara  “Joe” Carstairs (b. February 1, 1900). She turned the kitchen in the house she shared with Carstairs into a bar. Carstairs friends later said, “She was wild. She was such fun. Ruth, she was really wild.” She told Carstairs, “The world is one’s oyster if taken at will.” When Carstairs purchased her first motorboat, Baldwin gave her a Steiff doll that Carstairs named Lord Tod Wadley (She kept the doll until her death). Baldwin was also involved with photographer Olivia Wyndham. Baldwin died of a suspected overdose at a Chelsea party at the home of  actress Gwen Farrar on August 31, 1937, while her friends listened to a boxing match in the next room. The London newspaper The Times announced her death and described her as having short hair and a mannish tie, alluding to the fact that she was a lesbian. The article also said she was sharing a house with Carstairs. Baldwin’s ashes were taken by Carstairs to her private island, Whale Cay in the Bahamas, where she built a church to house them. When she sold Whale Cay, she removed the ashes. When Carstairs died in Naples, Florida, in 1993, Lord Tod Wadley was cremated with her. Their ashes and those of Ruth Baldwin were buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, New York.

02-17-1934 – 12-27-2003 Alan Bates – Born in Allestree, Derby, United 

Kingdom. He was an English actor. Known for his roles in Zorba the GreekKing of HeartsGeorgy GirlFar From the Madding Crowd, and The Fixer, which he was nominated for best actor by the Academy Awards. He also starred in Women in Love. He was married but had numerous gay relationships throughout his life, including those with actors Nickolas Grace, and Peter Wyngarde, and Olympic skater John Curry.

02-17-1942 – 08-22-1989 Huey Newton – Born in Monroe, Louisiana. He was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton 

supported LGBT rights back in 1970. On August 15, 1970, Newton delivered a speech in New York titled A Letter to the Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters About the Women’s Liberation and the Gay Liberation Movements. His address pointed to the intersectionality of racism, sexism, and homophobia. He told the audience that may not have been totally sympathetic, that “the women’s liberation front and gay liberation front are our friends, they are our potential allies, and we need as many allies as possible.” At the time, mainstream society treated LGBT people like pariahs. But Newton urged his fellow activists to be compassionate and inclusive. He had no time for gay slurs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 17, 1955

At the urging of R&B singer Lloyd Price, Little Richardsent his first audition tape to Specialty Records. Richard was signed to a Specialty contract that paid him a half cent for every record sold.

1958

Little Richard’s “Good Golly Miss Molly” charted, reaching #10 pop and #4 R&B. It was Richard’s fourteenth and last R&B Top 10 smash.

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

02-17-1961 Angela Eagle – Born in Bridlington, United Kingdom. She is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for 

Wallasey since 1992. She gained the distinction of becoming the British Parliament’s first openly lesbian member by coming out in September 1997 in an interview with The Observer . In September 2008, Eagle entered into a civil partnership with Maria Exall. In 2009 she was ranked in the top 50 on The Independent’s Pink List of the 101 most influential gay men and women in Britain.

1962 – Cheryl Ann Jacques (born February 17, 1962) is an American politician and attorney who served six terms in the Massachusetts Senate, was the president of the Human Rights Campaign for 11 months, and served as an administrative judge in the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. Jacques became president of HRC in 2004, succeeding Elizabeth Birch. She addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. She resigned on November 30, 2004, citing “a difference in management philosophy” with her board, following criticism of the HRC’s failure to defeat voter referendums in 11 states banning same-sex marriage and, in some cases, civil unions. After leaving HRC, she was of counsel to the law firm of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins and Kesten and was a consultant on diversity issues to corporations and non-profit organizations. In 2008 Jacques was named a Department of Industrial Accidents Administrative Judge by Governor Deval Patrick. On March 12, 2012 the State Ethics Commission charged her with violating Massachusetts’ conflict-of-interest law after she allegedly tried to use her clout as a judge to have a dentist office reduce her brother-in-law’s bill. Jacques contended that she never intended to introduce her position, but did so “inadvertently”. The ethics commission found in favor of Jacques on the grounds that the enforcement division failed to prove that Jacques used her official position to intervene in the dispute. In 2013, Jacques and two other administrative judges filed charges with theMassachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, alleging the agency provided a higher salary and a parking space to a male judge appointed after them. In 2014, Governor Patrick chose not to reappoint Jacques, which she alleged was in retaliation for the gender discrimination lawsuit. In 2004, Jacques married Jennifer Chrisler.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-17-1972 Billie Joe Armstrong – Born in Oakland, California. He is an American rock musician and occasional actor, best known as the lead 

vocalist, main songwriter, and guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day. The band’s album, Dookie (1994) broke through into the mainstream, and they had remained one of the most popular rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s with over 60 million records sold. Armstrong has identified himself as bisexual, saying in a 1995 interview with The Advocate, “I think I’ve always been bisexual.”

February 17, 1973

Anne Murray moved to #1 on the Adult chart with “Danny’s Song”.

Elton John’s first career #1 was a big one–“Crocodile Rock” remained there for a third week. 

1977, Canada – The first public gay demonstration in Atlantic Canada is held in Halifax. It was part of a nationally coordinated protest against CBC Radio’s refusal to air gay public service announcements that also included demonstrations in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. 

1976

Bette Midler was awarded the “Woman of the Year” award from Harvard’s University’s Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society. Upon accepting, Bette says: “This award characterizes what the American male wants in a woman…brains, talent and gorgeous tits.”

02-17-1979   Conrad Ricamora – Born in Santa Maria, California. He is an

 American actor and singer. Ricamora is best known for his portrayal of Oliver Hampton on the ABC television series How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2020). He is openly gay and was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award. 

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

1989:

 Chicago’s new gay rights ordinance takes effect.  It mandates fines up to $500 for discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

1990

Queen Latifah made her chart debut with “Ladies First,” reaching #64 R&B. Through 1998, she would manage to hit the chart fifteen times, though she was spending more time acting in films than recording.

02-17-1991   Raymix (b. Edmundo Gómez Moreno) – Born in San José El Vidrio, Mexico. He is a Mexican musician and aerospace engineer.

 

On June 5, 2020, Raymix released a video where he came out as gay, saying “Today I am freer, happier than ever because I know that I can express myself as I really am”, and added that some acquaintances advised him not to do so because they consider that people are not prepared for a gay regional or cumbia musician. In 2021, along with Paulina Rubio, Raymix was nominated for Regional Mexican Cumbia Song of the Year for Tú y Yo at the 33rd Lo Nuestro Awards.

1996

Whitney Houston was third with “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”,

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

2002

It was reported that George Michael’s in Hamstead was burglarized. The theft included his $114,000 Aston Martin sports car and $140,000 in paintings, jewelry and clothing.

2003

The man behind the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC was being investigated over complaints that aspiring stars paid $1,500 (£882) to feature on his website. Lou Pearlman was accused by Florida authorities of getting young actors and models to pay upfront to appear on his Trans Continental company’s website by saying he would also help them to find work.

2004

The Recording Industry Association of America filed 531 “John Doe” lawsuits against suspected users of peer-to-peer file-sharing services. Once a John Doe suit has been approved by a judge, the record-label plaintiffs can subpoena the information necessary to identify the defendant by name.

2008

Little Richard received a standing ovation from a crowd of 2,400 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville without playing or singing a note. The 75 year-old rock ‘n’ roll pioneer was seated at the rear of the auditorium during a Temptations/Four Tops concert when he was introduced by the Temptations’ Otis Williams.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2011 – Facebook expands relationship language to add civil unions and domestic partners

2012, Iraq – “Emo Killings” begin in Iraq. The series of killings targets young men who appear outside the mainstream, especially gay and “emo” youth. Emo is a style of fashion including skinny jeans. On this day, Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi, 20, is beaten to death with a brick.

2019

Dear Anita Bryant – by Ronni Sanlo, was asked to do an encore performance at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs

2022

Trans divided the movement with cotton ceiling

Special rights are not human rights

No one has the right to deny others ordinary human senses

https://newrepublic.com/article/165403/groups-pushing-anti-trans-laws-want-divide-lgbtq-movement

The Groups Pushing Anti-Trans Laws Want to Divide the LGBTQ Movement | The New Republic

The same people keep pushing bill after bill, developing their strategy as they go.newrepublic.com

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/lgbtq-youth-develop-eating-disorders-at-higher-rates-than-their-peers

Eating Disorders Among LGBTQ Youth: What We’re Learning

New research from The Trevor Project examines why LGBTQ young people are experiencing eating disorders at higher rates than their peers, and how such issues can increase their risk of suicide as well.www.healthline.com

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-696855

LGBTQ education and Israel’s illiberal Left – opinion

Tal Gilboa comes under fire for challenging Orwellian doublethink.www.jpost.com

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/lgbtq-representation-on-tv-hits-record-high-advocacy-group-says-1.1725120

LGBTQ Representation on TV Hits Record High, Advocacy Group Says – BNN Bloomberg

On primetime network TV shows, 12% of main characters are LGBTQwww.bnnbloomberg.ca

so the trend to describe in other than heterosexual terms is not as trendy as appears

More than 7 percent of U.S. adults now identify as LGBTQ, doubling in a decade | Boing Boing

Turns out Kinsey might have been right with 10% after all, after decades of that number being debunked. After all, that’s how many A

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – February 17 | Ronni Sanlo

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Feb 17, 2018 — 2012, Iraq – “Emo Killings” begin in Iraq. The series of killings targets young men who appear outside the mainstream, especially gay and “emo” …

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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people link events link

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Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for February 16

BCE to The Suffragettes

February 16, 1862

At Fort Donelson, Tennessee during the U.S. Civil War, approximately 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

1886 – The term “Boston Marriage,” which describes a long-term cohabiting relationship between two women, is written for the first time. Novelist Henry James uses it in his book The Bostonians. Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. Born in the United States, James largely relocated to Europe as a young man and eventually settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick‘s (May 2, 1950 – April 12, 2009) Epistemology of the Closet made a landmark difference to Jamesian scholarship by arguing that he be read as a homosexual writer whose desire to keep his sexuality a secret shaped his layered style and dramatic artistry.

02-16-1893 – 06-09-1974 Katharine Cornell – Born in Berlin, German Empire to American parents. She was an American stage actress, writer, 

theatre owner, and producer. Known as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. In 1948 she won a Tony Award for Anthony and Cleopatra, it was the first time any actor, male or female, had won a Tony Award playing a Shakespearean role. She won many other awards, including in 1937, the Chi Omega Sorority’s National Achievement Award that was presented to her by Eleanor Roosevelt at a White House reception. She married Guthrie McClintic  (August 6, 1893 – October 29, 1961), a successful theatre director, film director, and producer based in New York, in 1921, but it is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and McClintic was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage.. They formed a production team M.C. & C. Company, which produced all her plays. He directed every play she starred in. She only appeared in one Hollywood film, Stage Door Canteen (1943), in which she played herself. She was a member of the “sewing circles” in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton (July 27, 1908 – February 18, 1985), Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968), and Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) , among others. 

02-16-1926 — 07-25-2003   John Schlesinger – Born in Hampstead, London, England in a Jewish family. He was an English film and stage director, and actor. His acting career began in the 1950s where he had many supporting roles in British films. In the 1960s, he gave up acting and concentrated on a directing career. Schlesinger won the Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy (1969)and was nominated for the same award for Darling (1965)and Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)Other films he is remembered by are Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), The Day of the Locust (1975), and Marathon Man (9176). Schlesinger was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1970 and as a resident of Palm Springs, California, he had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 2003. On New Year’s Day 2001 he suffered a stroke. On July 24, 2003, he was taken off life support at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. He was survived by his partner of over 30 years, photographer Michael Childers.

02-16-1937   Paul Bailey – Place of birth unknown. He was a British writer and critic. He is also the author of several

 novels  as well as biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp. Bailey has also written for plays for radio and television. In 2001, Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Naomi Jacob, Fred Barnes and Arthur Marshall was published. In 1990 he wrote a childhood memoir called An Immaculate Mistake. It told of growing up working-class, clever and gay in south London during and after the WWII. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-16-1953 Steve Kmetko – Born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He was a E! cable network entertainment reporter. In 1999, he gave 

an official “coming out” interview to The Advocate’s Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, citing his reason for doing it: “It’s like what Nathan Lane told you when he came out in The Advocate. It’s about what happened to Matthew Shepard. By making this simple statement, maybe people will think twice about other gay people they encounter. Hopefully they’ll look at me and say, ‘Well, he’s succeeded and came out and has a pretty good life.” Kmetko now trains celebrities on the art of being interviewed.

1957

Closeted Tab Hunter’s “Young Love” begins a six-week run at #1 in America.

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

02-16-1962 – 11-13-2004 John Balance – Born in Mansfield, United 

Kingdom. He was an English musician. One of the most influential figures in the industrial, experimental minimalist, and neofolk music scenes. Balance died after falling from a two story balcony at his home. He was survived by his partner, the artist Ian Johnstone.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-16-1970 Kevin Allison – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an LGBT 

comedic writer and actor. He is best known as a writing and performing member of The State on MTV. Allison came out as gay to the national media at 24 when The State began airing in 1994. Allison has taught comedy and storytelling classes at New York University, the People’s Improv Theatre in New York City, and the Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia.

1974

Barbra Streisand had her second #1 song as “The Way We Were” reached the top spot.  at #8  Olivia Newton-John’s first big hit “Let Me Be There” on the songs charts ,with the USA Lp charts: Former #1 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John at #5,

1975

February 16, 1975

Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show  premiered on CBS with guest stars Elton John and Bette Midler. The series lasted for two seasons.. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher’s new show featured a female guest each week.

1978

1978

The film ABBA: The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square’s Warner Theatre.

  

John Tartaglia – Born in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. He is an American puppeteer, actor, singer, and dancer. At the age of 16, he joined Sesame Street’s puppetry team in a part-time capacity, making him one of the youngest Sesame Street puppeteers in the show’s history. He became a full-time part of Sesame Street at the age of 18. Tartaglia created and puppeteered the roles of Princeton (a recent college grad) and Rod (a closeted Republican investment banker) in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. For his roles, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2004. In 2004, he helped to raise $525,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tartaglia is openly gay. Regarding the matter, he stated, “I’m less worried about being a positive role as a gay person than making sure there’s no negative stereotypes of any sort.” He married Michael Shawn Lewis in New York in 2012.

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

1980

Barry Manilow was on top of the Adult Contemporary chart with “When I Wanted You”.  It was his 17th AC hit, and an incredible 16 of those had gone Top 10 with 10 #1’s in just six years of his career.

on charts  Queen was up to #2 although many stations already had “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” #1. 

02-16-1982 Marie-Ève Nault – Born in Trois-Rivières, Canada. She is a 

Canadian soccer player. Nault represented Canada women’s national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which won the bronze medal. She was one of 49 out LGBT athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

02-16-1982   Ralph Shortey – Born in Casper, Wyoming and a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He is an American former Republican politician 

and was convicted of child sex trafficking. In early December 2017, police arrested Shortey at a motel where he was found with a 17-year-old male prostitute. It later came out that the two had sex at least twice during the year before he was arrested. As a Republican in the Oklahoma State Senate, he advocated “family values.” The Associated Press reported that as a state senator, Shortey “routinely voted with his Republican colleagues on bills targeting gay and transgender people,” including a measure passed in 2017 to allow business owners to discriminate against LGBT people. Shortey was also known for his imposing size. He’s 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 315 pounds. Shortey was married and has four daughters. Once divorced, his wife and children changed their last name. On September 17, 2018, he received a sentence of 15 years in prison, and 10 years of supervised release. Shortey was also ordered to pay $125,000 in restitution to the seventeen-year-old.

1985

“Careless Whisper” by Wham! began a three week stay at the top of the Billboard chart. An 18-year-old George Michael had written the melody four years earlier while riding on a bus.

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

1990

Singer k.d. lang was pictured on the cover of the first issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Famed pop artist Keith Haring dies from AIDS at 31.  Six months earlier he had been quoted as saying, “The hardest thing is just knowing that there’s so much more stuff to do.”  He was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring’s work grew to iconic popularity from his exuberant spontaneous drawings in New York City subways – chalk outlines on blank black advertising-space backgrounds – depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs. After public recognition he created larger scale works such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has become a widely recognized visual language. His later work often addressed political and societal themes – especially homosexuality and AIDS – through his own unique iconography.

1991,

Whitney Houston had her 8th #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”

Queen, which was always bigger in their native England, scored their seventh #1 album in the U.K. with Innuendo.

London: The Direct Action group OUTRAGE! organizes a gay and lesbian kiss-in at Piccadilly Circus in protest of a section of the Sexual Offences Act that makes public displays of affection between men illegal. Also this day in London, 7,000 demonstrators march to protest the recent arrest of gay male s/m devotees and other anti-gay/lesbian initiatives.

1997 – An episode of the Simpsons called “Homer’s Phobia” airs, exploring gay themes.

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

2001

Sex researcher/author  William Masters, of the research and writing team of Masters and (Virginia) Johnson, died of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 85. (Human Sexual Response, Human Sexual Inadequacy)

2006

Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumor that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.

2007

Britney Spears had a breakdown and shaved her head.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2015 – Lesbian singer Leslie Gore (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015) dies at 68.  She was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16 (in 1963) she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party“, and followed it up with other hits including “Judy’s Turn to Cry“, “She’s a Fool“, “You Don’t Own Me“, “Maybe I Know” and “California Nights“. Gore also worked as an actress and composed songs with her brother, Michael Gore, for the 1980 film Fame, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She hosted an LGBT-oriented public television show, In the Life, on American TV in the 2000s, and was active until 2014. In a 2005 interview with After Ellen, she stated she was a lesbian and had been in a relationship with luxury jewelry designer Lois Sasson since 1982.  She had known since she was 20 and stated that although the music business was “totally homophobic,” she never felt she had to pretend she was straight. At the time of her death, Gore and her partner Lois Sasson had been together for 33 years.

2016 – Washington State Supreme Court rules against discrimination based on sexual orientation in the “gay wedding flowers” case. The Washington Supreme Court rules unanimously that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

~~~~~~

https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for October 10

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1915 – Albert D. J. Cashier (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) dies. Born Jennie Irene Hodgers, he was an Irish-born immigrant who served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He lived as a man in Illinois, voted in elections and later claimed a veteran’s pension. On May 5, 1911, Cashier was moved to the Soldier and Sailors home in Quincy, Illinois. He lived there as a man until his mind deteriorated and was moved to the Watertown State Hospital for the Insane in March 1913.  Attendants at the Watertown discovered his female body when giving him a bath, at which point he was forced to wear a dress.

1936, Germany – The Reich Central Office for Combatting Abortion and Homosexuality forms. The main function was to gather data on homosexuals that led to arrests. Through 1945, an estimated 100,000 gay men were arrested and sent to concentration camps or prison, wearing the pink triangle. When the camps were liberated, they were not freed but sent to prison from the camps until the anti-gay Paragraph 175 was repealed in 1968. There is little data on the number of lesbians arrested though it is known that they had to wear the black triangle. German lesbians were usually sent to Spring of Life homes for impregnation. Jewish lesbians were sent to their deaths in the camps.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1949 – Newsweek Magazine publishes a story entitled “Queer People,” calling gays perverts and comparing them to exhibitionists and sexual sadists. It challenged the idea that homosexuals hurt no one but themselves.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Seven lesbians, including Barbara Gittings, break new ground on U.S. television when they appear on The David Susskind Show

1973, Canada – Toronto City council passes a resolution banning discrimination in municipal hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. It’s the first such legislation in Canada.

1979

A motion picture called The Rose, starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s Rock star, (transparently based on Janis Joplin) premieres in Los Angeles. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound. Also in the movie: David Keith as the groupie fish out of water character, who would later play Elvis in “Heartbreak Hotel”

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

1987 – Two thousand gay and lesbian couples exchange vows in a mass wedding held on the steps of the I.R.S. building in Washington, DC

on the USA LP Charts, #3 Whitney by Whitney Houston and the Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” jumped from 12 to 7, 

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

1990: Members of the London-based LGBT rights group OutRage held a kiss-in at Brief Encounter, a gay pub that previously banned same-sex kissing. A month prior to the kiss-in, the organization delivered a formal letter of complaint to the pub in an effort to lift the ban.

1995Romer v. Evans went to trial and the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments. A landmark legal battle, it was the first Supreme Court case to address issues of LGBT rights since 1986 when the Court deemed legislation criminalizing sodomy constitutional. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned 1992 legislation that “forbid state and local governments from passing laws to ban discrimination against gays.” Romer vs. Evans laid the foundation for the historic Lawrence v. Texas case years later.

1996, Argentina – The city of Buenos Aires enacts legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and repeals laws that allowed police to arrest lesbians and gay men and hold them without charge for 24 hours.

1997: The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) took part in the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, involving around twenty congregations. Within this same time period, MCC founder Reverend Elder Perry oversaw a massive commitment ceremony in conjunction with this event for over 2,000 gay and lesbian couples.

1998: Prominent British actor, broadcaster and lesbian activist Jackie Forster passed away. Following her coming out in 1969, she joined the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and later became a founding member of London’s Gay Liberation Front. She was immortalized by the LGBT rights group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as “Saint Jackie of the Eternal Mission to Lay Sisters” in 1994.

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

2008 –  In Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, the Connecticut Supreme Court rules in a 4-3 vote that the state’s constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage.

2010, Serbia – A thousand people march in the second Belgrade Pride parade, drawing 6000 violent anti-gay protestors.

2012

After Elton John had complained about two articles on “The secrets of tax avoiders”, published by The Times in June of this year, Britain’s High Court ruled that the singer was not libeled by the newspaper because he was not directly linked to the story.

2013

HuffPo queer history

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/10/marvel-lgbt-supehero-moments-iconic-trailblazing/4 joyously queer Marvel comics moments that need to make it to the big screenThere aren’t many LGBT+ superheroes in films, and fans probably wish for Marvel to include more of its queer comics moments on screen.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/We-II-do-everything-in-our-power-to-ensure-the-anti-LGBT-I-bill-is-passed-Anglican-Bishops-1376278We’II do everything in our power to ensure the anti-LGBT I+ bill is passed – Anglican BishopsBishops of the Anglican Church have described homosexuality as unrighteousness in the sight of God.www.ghanaweb.com

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2021/10/new-historical-markers-at-harrisburg-capitol-complex-will-honor-central-pa-lgbt-activist.htmlNew historical markers at Harrisburg capitol complex will honor central Pa. LGBT activist – pennlive.comThe markers will be unveiled at the capitol complex in Harrisburg on Oct. 10, honoring the contributions of two men to the cause of LGBT rights in Pennsylvania.www.pennlive.com

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/2021/10/n-carolinas-fool-of-a-lt-governor-calls-lgbt-people-filth/N Carolina’s fool of a Lt Governor calls LGBT people ‘filth’ | Barry DukeREPUBLICAN Mark Robinson, above, a devout Christian and fiery preacher, has been in the job for less than a year, but in that time has succeeded inwww.patheos.com

https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/newcastle-united-takeover-lgbt-group-new-owners-positive-influence-saudi-arabia-1239299Newcastle takeover can ‘improve conditions’ for LGBT community in Saudi Arabia, claims supporters’ groupThe United With Pride group believes the takeover is a chance to influence the policies in a country where homosexuality is still illegalinews.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/hot-bisexuals-begun-phone-banking-kyrsten-sinema/“Hot” Bisexuals have begun phone banking against Kyrsten Sinema / LGBTQ Nation“Cuff your jeans, grab your iced coffee, take your SSRI, and sit sideways in your chair,” the activists organizing the phone bank said. “We’ve got to let Sinema know that representation isn’t colorful wigs and great eyeliner…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.leoweekly.com/2021/10/savage-love-this-reader-says-straight-guys-leading-gay-guys-on-for-attention-is-repulsive/Savage Love: This Reader Says Straight Guys Leading Gay Guys On For Attention Is Repulsive – LEO WeeklyQuickie questions and reader responses for Dan Savage.www.leoweekly.com

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/10/world/afghanistan-gay-man-whatsapp-messages-cec/index.htmlGay Afghan hiding from the Taliban: These WhatsApp messages show his terror – CNNHiding in a basement in Kabul, he feared for his life if exposed by the Taliban. While activists worked to help him flee Afghanistan, he ventured outside only when wearing a mask and sunglasses.www.cnn.com

https://daily.jstor.org/how-gay-marielitos-changed-immigration/How Gay Marielitos Changed Immigration – JSTOR DailyIn 1980, the policy of denying entry into the US based on homosexuality ran smack into anticommunism.daily.jstor.org

so he was straight but did gay sex work….

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Some-people-become-gay-through-poverty-Man-who-was-gay-for-20-years-1376218Some people become gay through poverty – Man who was gay for 20 years• A former homosexual says poverty causes people to go into the actwww.ghanaweb.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/08/turkish-court-acquits-students-of-organising-2019-gay-pride-marchTurkish court acquits students of organising 2019 gay pride march | EuronewsThe court said that the students’ actions in Ankara did not constitute any crime.www.euronews.com

bad advise…

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/dear-deidre/7823577/cheat-lesbian-wife-with-man/I am scared to come clean about cheating on my lesbian wife by kissing a manDEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH my wife and I have a very happy lesbian marriage, I’m worried I’ve thrown it all away by kissing a man twice on a night out. I’m 32 and my wife is 34 . I think she might leave…www.thescottishsun.co.uk

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The Lavender Effect

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Out Daily elvis

LGBTQ2 for september 25

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1730, Amsterdam – Navy Chief of Detectives Laurens Hospuijn (? – September 16, 1730) is executed for Sodomy in Amsterdam. He is executed by being strangled and thrown into the water with a 100-pound weight.

1791: In France, the new law code, enacted as part of the French Revolution, effectively decriminalizes sodomy by including no mention of sex between consenting adults.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953

Liberace made his debut in front of a sellout crowd at Carnegie Hall.

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

September 25, 1964

Beatles manager Brian Epstein turns down a 3 1/2 million pound offer from a group of US businessmen who wanted to buy out his Beatles’ management contract.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 25, 1971

Joan Baez ruled the Easy Listening chart for a fourth week with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and was #4 on the pop chart

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

1982

Queen make a guest appearance on US TV’s Saturday Night Live, where they perform “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Under Pressure”.

1989

Bette Midler launches a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for their use of a sound-alike artist, former Midler back-up singer Ula Hedwig, in their commercials for the Mercury Sable. She eventually wins a $400,000 settlement.

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

1994 – At the insistence of the U.S., the United Nations suspends the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) from observer status because of allegations that ILGA’s members include groups that promote pedophilia

Blogger Nina recalled there were around 30 of the 120 something groups that formed the umbrella group, which was divided strangely over removing groups that should never have been included.

1994 – Richard A. Heyman (1935 – September 16, 1994) dies. He was mayor of Key West, Florida from 1983 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989. He was one of the first openly gay public officials in the United States. Under his leadership, the City of Key West passed a resolution to make it illegal for employers to fire staff who had HIV/AIDS. Heyman had a long-time partner, John Kiraly. He died of AIDS-related pneumonia on September 16, 1994 at 59 years old. His papers are held at the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York. The Richard A. Heyman Environmental Pollution Control Facility in Key West was named in his honor. In 2010, a documentary about Richard Heyman’s first term as mayor, directed by John Mikytuck, The Newcomer, was released.

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

2004: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs “AB 2900,” a bill to unify all state anti-discrimination codes to match the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In essence it adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” anti-discrimination protections to the California government, labor, military and veterans, public utilities, unemployment and insurance, and welfare and institutions codes.

2006

‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by the Scissor Sisters was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, ‘Sexyback’ by Justin Timberlake was at No.1 on the US charts and Sandi Thom had the Australian No.1 single with ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair).

2013 – Israeli couple, Yuval Topper-Erez, a transman, and his husband Matan, became the first to be jointly recognized as biological fathers

2021

https://www.edexlive.com/news/2021/sep/25/how-afghani-author-nemat-sadat-is-educating-young-asians-about-plight-queer-folk-taliban-territory-24292.htmlHow Afghani author Nemat Sadat is educating young Asians about the plight of queer folk in Taliban t- Edexlivewww.edexlive.com

https://charlestoncitypaper.com/invisible-shines-light-on-country-musics-queer-history/‘Invisible’ shines light on country music’s queer history – Charleston City PaperCharleston-native Beth Mevers got an up-close look at hidden forces that influence the sounds from of Music City as the executive director of a new documentary, Invisible. Directed by T.J. Parsell, Invisible is a feature-length film about the gay women who have excelled in country music as singers/songwriters. The film follows the individual and collective […]charlestoncitypaper.com

https://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/123277801Reeling 2021: Vivian Kleiman’s documentary ‘No Straight Lines’ details history of queer comicsNo Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics tells the story of five pioneering cartoonists, including one with deep ties to Chicago, as they go from being featured in gay newspapers and bookstores to worldwide fame, depicting everything from the AIDS crisis to coming-out, from same-sex mchicago.gopride.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/hollywood-capitol-hill-are-12-trailblazing-queer-latinos-rcna2007From Hollywood to Capitol Hill, here are 12 trailblazing queer LatinosIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, NBC Out is celebrating trailblazers and game changers at the intersection of the LGBTQ and Latino communities.www.nbcnews.com

https://denvergazette.com/news/minnesota-school-district-accused-of-forcing-explicit-lgbt-lesson-on-students-denies-allegations/article_e72a0d69-4e58-55c0-b3a2-295371628720.htmlMinnesota school district accused of forcing explicit LGBT lesson on students denies allegationsA Minnesota school district responded to allegations Friday that it had asked students to role-play in gay and transgender sex scenarios before classmates as part of its sex education curriculum.denvergazette.com

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/oregon-school-board-ban-anti-racist-lgbt-signs-80213680Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire – ABC NewsAn Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businessesabcnews.go.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-the-lgbt-purge-fellowship-research-1.6186869Elliot Lake, Ont., lawyer honoured for defending rights of Canada’s LGBTQ military members | CBC NewsThe Elliot Lake, Ont., lawyer who was lead counsel for a class action lawsuit launched against the Canadian government for its systemic mistreatment of LGBTQ military, RCMP and government staff is now being recognized for his work.www.cbc.ca

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

June 24 for LGBTQ2

June 24, 1958

Nina Simone releases her debut album, Little Girl Blue.

1966

Janis Joplin performed for the first time as lead singer for Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California.

1967

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin spent week #6 at the top on the R&B chart and on the pop chart, dropped from one to two.

1969

Written and produced by Sonny Bono, the romantic  drama Chastity casts Cher, in her first solo film role, as a hippie runaway who tries to overcome her troubled past. The movie bombs and turns Cher off from acting in films for the next decade.

June 24, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Guildford City Hall, England, on his Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1978

now at four, the former #1 “You’re the One That I Want” from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta.

at five ABBA with their 11th hit “Take A Chance On Me”

1989

 Bette Midler’s former #1 classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” was at #6, Donna Summer’s last big hit, her 30th career hit and 14th Top 10–“This Time I Know It’s For Real” was up to #7,

2021

https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2021/06/24/t-thomason-hopes-to-make-lovers-in-a-dangerous-time-a-queer-anthem/T. Thomason hopes to make ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ a queer anthem – Video – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

https://etcanada.com/news/794956/sean-hayes-patti-harrison-wanda-sykes-and-more-join-the-queer-animated-comedy-q-force/Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison, Wanda Sykes & More Join The Queer, Animated Comedy ‘Q-Force’ | ETCanada.comThe animated world just got a little bit gayer with the announcement that Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison, Wanda Sykes, Matt Rogers, and more have joined the voice cast of Netflix’s new queer, adult comedy “Q-Force”. Created by Gabe Liedman (“Pen15”, “Big Mouth”) and executive-produced by Hayes, Todd Milliner, Ben Heins, Mike Schur, and David Miner, the sassy…etcanada.com

https://collider.com/queer-coded-villains-in-film-erasure/How Queer-Coded Villains in Film Have Turned Into Queer ErasureHollywood has long used queer coding to communicate villains in movies. But the solution cannot be queer erasure.collider.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/taylor_steele/pins-patches-mugs-stickers-queer-owned-businesses21 Pins, Mugs, And Stickers From Queer-Owned BusinessesShow off your support of the queer community by shopping these queer-owned businesses.www.buzzfeed.com

may 24 for LGBTQ2

May 24, 1956

The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs

May 24, 1966

The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.

1974

David Bowie released his eighth studio album Diamond Dogs. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia.

On “Midnight Special,” Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

The Superman FanFic no one expected:

1980

Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “The Rose”.

1986

“Greatest Love Of All” from Whitney Houston was #1 for the fifth straight week.

Whitney Houston continued to top the Album chart in its 61st week on the chart. 

1999

Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, was honoured on a new set of millennium stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Mercury, who featured on the 19p stamp, was a keen stamp collector, and his collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993. The stamp marked his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, and caused controversy by featuring a small portion of Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, in the background – UK stamps by tradition only carry pictures of living persons who are members of the Royal Family.

David Bowie wrote and recorded the song “What’s Really Happening” during a live Webcast. The song appeared on the album “hours.”

2004

Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour. As a follower of the Kabbalah, Madonna didn’t play any Friday night gigs as the teaching of the religion forbids it.

2006

Elton John accepted 100,000 pounds ($188,000) in libel damages from London’s Daily Mail newspaper over allegations that he asked guests not to approach him at a charity ball.

2021

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/elliot-page-proudly-shares-first-shortless-pool-photoElliot Page proudly shares first shirtless pool photo | Toronto SunTransgender actor Elliot Page has showed off the results of his breast removal surgery with a shirtless pool photo.torontosun.com

May 21 for LGBTQ2

1956

Doris Day released the single “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera).” The song was introduced in the Alfred Hitchcock film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” starring Day and James Stewart, which had premiered in New York City five days earlier.

While Doris Day was a heterosexual, her movies with Rock Hudson as well as Annie Get Your Gun, along with her support of Gays and Lesbians last century place her in queer cinema history

May 21, 1959

The musical “Gypsy,” based on the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and starring Ethel Merman and Jack Klugman, opened at New York’s Broadway Theater for 702 performances.

1966

On the USA LP Charts:   Color Me Barbra from Streisand was #6,

1979

Elton John started a tour of Russia, when he played the first of eight concerts making him the first Western star ever to do so. He was currently enjoying chart success back in the USA with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”, his first Top 10 hit in 2 1/2 years.

Donna Summer released the single “Bad Girls”.

1982

The Hacienda Club was opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live.

1983

David Bowie topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “Let’s Dance”. It was also a #1 in the UK. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism.

1992

Icon Johnny Carson chose Bette Midler to be the one and only guest and his final guest of The Tonight Show on NBC-TV.  Carson then bid farewell to his million of fans the following night with just him on stage and clips of The Tonight Show highlights.

2000

Whitney Houston led the way on the U.K. Album chart with her Greatest Hits package.

2006

Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist

2018

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Little Richard dies at 87

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87, pastor says.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably …

Remembering Little Richard, a pop star like no other in the early days of rock and roll

Obituary: Little Richard, flamboyant singer who was a rock’n’roll legend

Richard Wayne Penniman, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born: 5 December 1932 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Died: 9 May 2020 in Tullahoma, …

From 1994: Little Richard looks back on his early career in Houston

This Houston Chronicle interview with Little Richard was originally published on March 26, 1994. The rock legend died today, May 9, at the age of 87. Rock ‘n’ …

Little Richard: Sexual Shaman and Embodiment of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Its Most Incendiary

Like Buddy Holly, who gets an unforgettable sex scene in Charles White’s biography ‘The Life and Times of Little Richard,’ Richard Penniman was a skyrocket.

Local fans of Little Richard share photos of the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s 2008 Avila Beach performance

May 17 for lgbtq2

May 17, 1974

ABC aired the Elton John television special “Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things.”

May 17, 1975

Elton John was awarded a Platinum record for his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. It was the first L.P. to sell one million copies on its first day of release.

Elton John plays “Bennie And The Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” on Soul Train, becoming just the third white performer to appear on the show, after Dennis Coffey and Gino Vannelli.

song charts at #6 Have You Never Been Mellow from Olivia Newton-John, with the Soundtrack to “Funny Lady” at #7,

1978

Donna Summer’s film Thank God It’s Friday premiered in Los Angeles.

ABC-TV aired two music specials, “The Carpenters: Space Encounters,” with guests John Davidson and Charlie Callas, and then “Olivia,” hosted by Olivia Newton-John, with ABBA and Andy Gibb.

1980

“The Rose”, the title song from the movie in which she starred in, was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for Bette Midler.

1986

Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singers third US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

Incredibly, Whitney Houston climbed back to #1 on the Album chart in its 60th week of release.

1993

Barry Manilow appears on CBS-TV’s Murphy Brown, where he sang “I Am Your Child”.

1995

Chuck BerryFats Domino and Little Richard  performed together on the same stage for the first time at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England,   They were scheduled to appear in London the following night and in Birmingham on May 20, however Domino did not perform at either of those shows due to illness.

2002

The Barry Manilow special, Ultimate Manilow aired on CBS-TV.

2005

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Idiot” on “Good Morning America.”

:  Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer.

2010

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Love Me”, “Don’t” and many others for Elvis Presley, “Kansas City” for Wilbert Harrison and “Charlie Brown” for the Coasters, were given the Outstanding Achievement Award for Musical Collaborators by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in Chicago, Illinois.

Jailhouse Rock being a gay song is why this is included.

2012

Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Love to Love You, and ‘Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’.

Lisa Marie Presley performed her song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on American Idol’s results show.

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