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LGBTQ2 for October 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

44 B.C.: According to Quist, today marks the first day in recorded history with mention of same-sex marriage. Quist notes, “Cicero insults Mark Anthony for being promiscuous in his youth until Curio ‘established you in a fixed and stable marriage, as if he had given you a stola.’ A stola is the traditional garment of a married Roman woman. ‘Although Cicero’s sexual implications are clear, the point of the passage is to cast Anthony in the submissive role in the relationship and to impugn his manhood in various ways; there is no reason to think that actual marriage rites were performed.'”

1926: The New York Times printed a book review of Dr. Joseph Collins’ “The Doctor Looks at Love and Life.” In this text Collins disputed the claim that same-sex love is pathological and famously claimed that “genuine homosexuality is not a vice, it is an endowment.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code


Billie Holliday hit the R&B hit parade with “Trav’lin’ Light,” as band vocalist with the Paul Whitman Orchestra. The record spent three weeks at #1.

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

October 24, 1970

In a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, US President Richard Nixon appeals for Rock lyrics to be screened and those promoting drug use to be banned.

1977: 8 men are killed and 6 injured in a fire in a gay porn theater in Washington, DC. The only emergency exit was padlocked and there were no fire sprinklers in the building.

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


The first National Conference on Lesbian and Gay Aging is held in California. Sponsored by the National Association For Gay and Lesbian Gerontology, it sought to “dispel myths about older lesbians and gay men, advance research, establish programs and services for lesbian and gay elders, and encourage and provide support for lesbian and gay gerontologists.”

Hollywood’s Edith Head, who won a record eight Academy Awards for costume design, died of bone marrow disease at 82.

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

1990: The Smithsonian accepts a small donation of gay and lesbian artifacts for inclusion in its National Museum of History. The collection is stored in a nonpublic area for the time being.

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

2002: Harry Hay, leader in the early gay rights movement in the United States, co-founder of the Mattachine Society and the Radical Faeries, dies at age 90. A major figure from the days of Stonewall, Hay reportedly “plant[ed] the idea among American homosexuals that they formed an oppressed cultural minority of their own, like blacks, and to create a lasting organization in which homosexuals could come together to socialize and to pursue what was, at the beginning, the very radical concept of homosexual rights.”


Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen’s greatest hits was released this week in Iran. Freddie Mercury, was proud of his Iranian ancestry, and illegal bootleg albums and singles had made Queen one of the most popular bands in Iran.


Madonna gave a surprise lecture at a New York university, discussing her career and new film after she arrived unannounced at City University’s Hunter College as part of the MTV series Stand In. Students expected a screening of her new documentary, “I’m Going To Tell You a Secret” but they were also given the chance to question the singer.


NME published their latest ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. The top 5 read: 1. The Smiths – ‘The Queen Is Dead’, 2. The Beatles – Revolver 3. David Bowie – ‘Hunky Dory’, 4. The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ and at 5. The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘The Velvet Underground’.


one more harm of religion: interference in other nations’s crucial to remember the U.S. origin of Ghana’s deadly anti-LGBT bill – Erasing 76 CrimesRecent criticism of Ghana’s “worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever” has focused on anti-gay politicians, activists and journalists in Ghana, but neglects the crucial role played by homophobi…

with religion in charge, why is anyone surprised?

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Our Daily Elvis


july 17 for LGBTQ2

July 17, 1959

Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse, aged 43. (While under arrest for heroin possession, with Police officers stationed at the door to her room.) In the final years of her life, she had been progressively swindled out of her earnings, and she died with $0.70 in the bank. Holiday had a longtime addiction to drugs and alcohol, but evidence suggests she died from a kidney infection. Among Holiday’s best-known songs were “Lover Man,” “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless the Child.” It was not until 1986 — 27 years after her death — that she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


 Changesonebowie by David Bowie rounding out the LP chart at 10


The Human League held on to #1 for a third week with “Don’t You Want Me”

 Soft Cell moved up to #8 with “Tainted Love”, 


Barbra Streisand’s album Back to Broadway debuted at #1.  Janet by Janet Jackson fell to #2.  

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I remember overhearing a woman ask another woman this in a downtown Manhattan coffee shop when I was a little kid. I was maybe 10 years old,…

horror movies are about clutching each other on a date – but the threat to women, in particularly lesbians is really not entertainment ‘Fear Street,’ a Lesbian Romance Provides Hope for a Genre – The New York TimesMainstream horror rarely lets queer women be the heroes. The Netflix trilogy takes a defiant stance with a relationship that covers | Roxane Gay: Why People Are So Awful Online – The New York TimesOn social media, we are all hammers seeking serving Vancouver gay community stripped of licence – Coast ReporterNurse put “vulnerable patients at risk for harm, both physically and psychologically,” BC College of Nurses and Midwives disciplinary panel‘No Ordinary Man’ Shatters Stereotypes About Transgender MenIt wasn’t until after jazz musician Billy Tipton died that his family and the world learned of his secret. But this film does more than reframe his life; it shines a new light on men whose lives are too often

July 10 for LGBTQ2


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


Billie Holiday recorded “Billie’s Blues


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


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


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

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


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

2021 Follow That Dream: The King’s male cousin doubled for Anne Helm with balloon breasts | Films | Entertainment | PRESLEY movie Follow That Dream saw The King’s cousin Billy Smith double for co-star Anne Helm with a wig and balloon Carrà, Italian cultural institution and LGBT icon, laid to rest in Rome | Italy | The GuardianThousands in streets to mourn television star, actor and singer as funeral is broadcast live on social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts | Columbia Basin HeraldBANGKOK (AP) — China’s most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content.Show will Hong Kong fully protect its LGBT community from discrimination?Thirty years after Hong Kong decriminalised same-sex sexual acts between consenting male adults in private, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation judge rejects Health Canada’s claim it has no role in barring gay men from donating blood | CBC NewsA Federal Court judge has dismissed the federal government’s claim that Health Canada has no say in the rule barring men from donating blood if they’ve recently had sex with other men — clearing the way for a human rights inquiry to continue. attacked during LGBT event in West Bank settlement | The Times of IsraelSuspects, reportedly dressed like the ultranationalist ‘hilltop youth,’ are still at large after shooting pepper spray, throwing eggs at participants in Ariel, injuring reports on experiences of LGB Vietnam-era veterans | EurekAlert! Science NewsA new analysis of data from the Vietnam era found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual Veterans who served in the war are reporting PTSD and poorer mental health more often than their heterosexual

He is not a lesbian…. Verhoeven blesses Cannes with lesbian nun drama – Delta OptimistCANNES, France (AP) — The veteran provocateur Paul Verhoeven premiered his lesbian nun drama “Benedetta” at the Cannes Film Festival with a solemn vow to resurrect sexuality in

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

He is not a lesbian.. .again… Paul Verhoeven hits back at fury over his Cannes lesbian nun filmThe big-budget film, which delights in its rather obvious eroticism, is in the running for Cannes top prize, the Palme d’ Dude tries to steal Pride flag, gets outsmarted by lesbian’s carabiner trickA man attempting to steal a stranger’s Pride flag was caught on camera being outsmarted by a pair of

june 8 for lgbtq2


A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.


The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.


Lesley Gore remained at #1 with “It’s My Party”


 Elton John was at #10, 34 weeks since the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 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. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.


Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”


Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with “Miracle”


Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”


Sinead O’Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue.

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.


Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.


A British judge sentenced George Michael to 100 hours of community service and banned him from driving for two years for driving under the influence of drugs.


Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”


Cher filed a lawsuit against SAIL Venture Partners and related firms, claiming they defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments which went bad.

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

Blogger Nina Notes:

the home she left, in the town she never fit into and when she went back to show them she was famous, they did not care

they expect a fan to overpay for the house that basically was why she was doing drugs that killed her the in first place….

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home In Port Arthur TexasJanis Joplin grew up at this home in Port Arthur after a previous home had burned down. Joplin & her sister carved their names into wet cement at the home.


Beyoncé celebrates ‘beautiful queerness’ and Black Lives Matter protesters in inspirational

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may 12 for lgbtq2


Known as Lady Day, Billie Holliday charted R&B (#5) with “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)” It was her first and only R&B Hit but her last of thirty-nine pop hits that started in 1935.

2003In London, Lisa Marie Presley performed at a nightclub. She performed songs from her debut album “To Whom It May Concern.”

queer for april 20

April 20, 1939
The first civil rights song, “Strange Fruit,” an Abel Meeropol poem originally titled “Bitter Fruit” and later set to music, was recorded by Billie Holiday. It became Holliday’s biggest record success

The first single by 13-year-old Dolly Parton was released on Gold Band Records. It was called “Puppy Love.” and it would become a hit record in the 1970s for the anti-lgbtq2 mormon Donny Osmond.


Aretha Franklin enjoyed a third straight week at #1 on the R&B chart with “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”. and was on the pop chart at #5

Barbra Streisand recorded “We’ve Only Just Begun.”

1974“Bennie And The Jets” fell to #2 for Elton John,

single charts: Madonna #2 with “Crazy For You”
LP Charts: Madonna with Like a Virgin at 6, Wham’s #7 album Make It Big

Vladimir Horowitz returned to Russia to perform after being away for almost 60 years. Horowitz, who denied being homosexual, once joked, “[t]here are three kinds of pianists: Jewish pianists, homosexual pianists, and bad pianists.”

Madonna signed a deal with Time Warner to set up a multimedia company. The reported $60 million deal made her the highest-paid woman in pop music.

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at London’s Wembley Stadium. Def Leppard, Lisa Stansfield, Elton John, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Annie Lennox, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, George Michael, Metallica, Liza Minnelli, Spinal Tap, and the three remaining members of Queen performed Freddie’s major hits. Elizabeth Taylor also appeared. The concert was televised to more than 1 billion viewers worldwide and is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as “The largest rock star benefit concert.”

April 20, 1994
At Wembley Stadium, Barbra Streisand gave her first London concert in 28 years.


Celine Dion was #1 for the fifth week out of six eventually with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey could not top her with the #2 “Always Be My Baby”.

queer for march 27

Liza Minnelli wins an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Cabaret, beating out Diana Ross, who starred in Lady Sings The Blues.

March 27, 1990

k.d. lang’s “Absolute Torch And Twang” album was certified Gold.


Elton John and Tim Rice win the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture for “Can You Feel The Love” from The Lion King.
March 27, 2006

Former Village People policeman Victor Willis was arrested in San Francisco, California, after he disappeared from an ongoing drug and gun trial. Police had charged Willis with being in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in July 2005. He would later be sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a treatment program.


David Bowie’s landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London. Former Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, unveiled a plaque at the spot where the cover of the 1972 release was shot. The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars and restaurants.

Queer Culture March 12

March 12, 1958
Jazz singer Billie Holiday, who had pled guilty to a narcotics-possession charge in 1956, is given a year’s probation by a Philadelphia court.

Openly bisexualHoliday had several affairs with men and women


first memorial to the Nazi’s gay victims unveiled: a pink granite stone monument at the former Neuengamme concentration camp, inscribed “Dedicated to the Homosexual Victims of National Socialism.”

1986, (in response to the above, not occurring on this day:)

I was the only student in my Canadian history class at Princess Margaret Secondary School, Surrey BC, who was allowed to know about gays and lesbians in the camps. I was not allowed to tell the others because we were not supposed to know that LGBTQ2 existed in 1986.

History students from many lower mainland of BC high schools were bussed to the University of BC for a holocaust conference.


Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna’ Give You Up” unseated “Father Figure” by George Michael for #1

from wikipedia

Released in the United Kingdom in December 1987, “Father Figure” reached number eleven on the UK Singles Chart – the first time Michael had failed to reach the top ten in his home country. The song remained a live favourite at Michael’s concerts for many years and is also one of his most frequently aired songs on the radio in the United Kingdom.

In the United States, “Father Figure” became George Michael‘s sixth number one single (including three number one singles garnered as half of Wham!). “Father Figure” debuted at number 49 on 16 January 1988, while “Faith” was still prominent (at number nine) in the top ten of the chart. In the subsequent weeks, “Father Figure” was a surefire hit, reaching number one by its seventh week, 27 February 1988, staying at the top for two weeks. Altogether, the single spent six

Chart (1988–2016)Peak

weeks in the top ten, nine weeks in the top twenty, and 14 weeks in the top forty.