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the camps were liberated, they were not freed but sent to prison from the camps until the anti-gay Paragraph 175 was repealed in 1968.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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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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