LGBTQ2 for October 18

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1884, Uganda – Danieri Basammula-Ekkere Mwanga II Mukasa (1868–1903) of Buganda ascends to the throne as the 31st king of Buganda (now Uganda), reigning from 1884 to 1888. He keeps a harem of young boys along with his 16 wives. He was Kabaka of Buganda from 1884 until 1888 and from 1889 until 1897.

1894 – Harris Olney, 28, and James Dalton, 25, were found dead in a room at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York. They had gone to bed, deeply intoxicated, leaving the gas turned on full steam. Olney was a well-known jockey. Dalton, 25, was a frequenter of race tracks. Olney rode Pierre Lorillard’s famous horse Pontiac when he won the “Suburban Handicap” in 1885 at Sheepshead Bay Race Track at the Coney Island Jockey Club in Sheepshead Bay, New York.

1907: A debate occurred surrounding Paragraph 175, Germany’s sodomy law, drawing in 2,000 participants. Paragraph 175 was key legislation utilized by the Nazis to persecute and incarcerate LGBT individuals, reportedly used by the party to arrest 100,000 men between 1933 and 1945.

1914 – Rhoda Bubendey Metraux (18 October 1914, New York City – 26 November 2003) was a prominent anthropologist in the area of cross-cultural studies, specializing in Haitian voodoo and the Iatmul people of the middle Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. She collaborated with Alfred Metraux, on mutual studies of Voodoo in Haiti. During World War II, Metraux headed the section on German morale for the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Rhoda Metraux was also an important professional and personal partner of Margaret Mead (1901–1978). Mead and Rhoda Metraux were a close-knit professional team whose work greatly influenced American anthropology in the late 20th century. They shared a house in Greenwich Village in New York City from 1955 to 1966 and an apartment on Central Park West from 1966 until Mead’s death in 1978.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 –  Tim Gill (born October 18, 1953) is born in Hobart, Indiana. He is an American software entrepreneur, philanthropist, and creator of the Gill Foundation, one of the first major foundations to benefit the LGBTQ community. He is the single largest individual donor to the LGBT rights movement in U.S. history, having personally committed more than $422 million since the early 1990s,Gill is also the founder of the pioneering page layout software company Quark, Inc.Gill sold his 50 percent stake in the company in 1999 for a reported $500 million. Gill’s latest venture is JStar LLC, a smart home technology start-up that invented Josh.ai, a voice-controlled home automation system using JStar’s own artificial intelligence technology platform. Gill married his husband Scott Miller in Massachusetts in 2009.They live in Denver, Colorado.

1956, Czechoslovakia. – Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956) is born in Prague. She is an American tennis player and coach. In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005 and she is considered one of the best, if not the best, female tennis players of all time. She won 18 major singles tennis titles, including nine at Wimbledon. Martina emigrated to the U.S. in 1975, came out as bisexual in 1980, one of the very first pro athletes to do so. She became a U.S. citizen in 1981. In 1981, she came out as bisexual and revealed that she had a sexual relationship with author Rita Mae Brown. Navratilova and Nancy Lieberman, her next girlfriend at the time, gave an interview to Dallas Morning News columnist Bayless, where Navratilova reiterated that she was bisexual and Lieberman identified herself as straight. Navratilova has since identified herself as a lesbian. From 1984 to 1991, Navratilova had a long-term relationship with Judy Nelson, whom she met at a tournament in Fort Worth in 1982. Their split in 1991 included a much-publicized legal wrangle. Navratilova was featured in a WITA (Women’s International Tennis Association) calendar, shot by Jean Renard with her Wimbledon trophies and Nelson’s children in the background. On September 6, 2014, Navratilova proposed to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open. They married in New York on December 15, 2014.

October 18, 1959

In Kansas City, 75 teenagers were arrested outside Municipal Auditorium after a riot broke out, giving civic leaders ammunition to further decry “the rock ‘n’ roll menace.”

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975

On the USA song charts, Neil Sedaka and Elton John remained at #1 with “Bad Blood”

1977:

According to Oregon State University Pride Center: “Citizens United to Protect Our Children, an organization in Portland, Oregon, announced they had failed to get enough signatures to get a recall election of Mayor Neil Goldschmidt after he declared Portland Gay Pride Day.”

1979

 Elton John performed for the first of nine nights at the Palladium in New York City.

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

1980

On the USA LP Charts: The Game by Queen was #1 on the Album chart for the fifth week, with  Guilty from Barbra Streisand moved from 15 to 2.  Diana by Diana Ross came in third while the “Xanadu” Soundtrack was #4.

Song Charts: Queen had the biggest hit of their career with “Another One Bites The Dust” which remained #1 for a third week.  Barbra Streisand was poised at #2 with “Woman In Love” while Diana Ross was at #3 with her 24th solo hit and 57th overall (counting the Supremes)–“Upside Down” and at 8  Olivia Newton-John and ELO combined for “Xanadu”,

1986 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick to uphold Georgia’s sodomy law which banned consensual sodomy between married and non-married people, and with it similar laws in twenty-five other states and the District of Columbia.

at 7 on the USA LP charts: Madonna dropped with True Blue,

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

1990:

Former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell proclaimed that he made a mistake in voting to uphold Georgia’s sodomy law in the landmark Bowers vs. Hardwick case. Powell stated that he had voted the wrong way in his decision to declare that the Constitution doesn’t protect rights to privacy for individuals engaging in sexual acts with members of the same sex.

Three white supremacists from Boise, Idaho were convicted of conspiring to blow up a gay bar in Seattle named the Neighbours Disco. One of the defendants reportedly lived on the notorious Church of Jesus Christ Christian-Aryan Nations compound.

1991 – Admiral Frank B. Kelso, chief of naval operations, announced that the explosion of the USS Iowa which killed forty-seven men had been proven not to have been caused by a wrongful intentional act and apologized to the family of Clayton Hartwig. Hartwig had been accused of intentionally causing the blast as an act of suicide following the break-up of a homosexual affair. It was not proven that he was homosexual.

1997

 “Candle In The Wind 1997” by Elton John, which had debuted at #1 the week before, remained in that spot. 

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

2005

Madonna admitted that she wrote a grovelling letter to Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single ‘Hung Up.’ The singer had to seek permission to sample ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ and became only the second act that Abba has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of ‘The Name Of The Game’ on their 1996 track ‘Rumble In The Jungle.’

2012

Barbra Streisand became the first act to take multiple new albums into the Billboard 200 chart’s Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s when “Release Me,” debuted at #7.

2021

https://www.themarysue.com/amber-ruffin-tells-fanboys-panicking-about-bisexual-superman-to-get-a-grip/Amber Ruffin Tells Fanboys Get Over Bisexual SupermanAmber Ruffin dismissed butthurt fanboys complaining about Superman’s bisexuality.www.themarysue.com

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2021-10-17/bowen-yang-snl-oompa-loompa-timothee-chalamet-wonkaBowen Yang’s ‘gay Oompa Loompa’ mocks Chalamet’s Willy Wonka – Los Angeles TimesThis week’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ saw Bowen Yang appear on ‘Weekend Update’ as a ‘proud, gay Oompa Loompa’ to comment on Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka.’www.latimes.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/police-ignored-gay-bashed-couples-calls-help-day/Police ignored a gay-bashed couple’s calls for help until the day after / LGBTQ Nation“It’s horrible, I keep getting really upset about it,” the survivor’s father said. “These people need to be named and shamed…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/18/premier-league-football-gay-amal-fashanu/Gay Premier League footballer tortured by fears he’ll be ‘crucified’ for coming outA gay Premier League footballer is in therapy over his fears that he will be “crucified” by fans if he were to come out publicly.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/bullying-queerphobia-literally-change-queer-peoples-genetics-affecting-offspring/Bullying and queerphobia literally change queer people’s genetics, affecting their offspring / LGBTQ NationQueerphobia can genetically change the physical appearance and healthiness of a queer person’s children and grandchildren. But there’s also good news…www.lgbtqnation.com

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LGBTQ2 for October 13

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1307, France – All Knights Templar members are arrested in a single night by order of Philip IV. The Order is then abolished in 1312 over “charges of heresy and sodomy” in order to “neutralize a rival power and satisfy greed.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Bob Mellors (1950 – 24 March 1996)  and Aubrey Walter host the United Kingdom’s first Gay Liberation Front meeting at the London School of Economics. In 1970 Bob went to New York and became involved with the Gay Liberation Front (GLF)becoming friends with Aubrey Walter during demos outside the Women’s House of Correction in New York. Meeting up with the Black Panthers helped to crystallize their ideas on gay liberation and they decided to create a London version of the GLF. Bob Mellors was found stabbed to death at his home in Warsaw on 24 March 1996.

Janis Joplin‘s ashes are scattered off the coast of California.

October 13, 1973

On the USA Song charts: “Half-Breed” from Cher remained #1

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

1982 – Jerry Falwell and National Gay Task Force director Virginia Apuzzo (born June 26, 1941) debate gay rights on the Phil Donahue show. Ginny She is a former executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. She served as executive deputy of the New York State Consumer Protection Board and as the vice chair of the New York State AIDS Advisory Council. 

1984

The Prince album Purple Rain spent a 15th week at #1 on the USA LP charts

1987: In Washington DC, 600 people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience at the US Supreme Court to protest the Bowers v. Hardwick decision which upheld the constitutionality of Georgia’s sodomy law. It was the largest number to participate in an act of civil disobedience since the Vietnam War. (Federal law prohibits protesting on the steps of the US Supreme Court.)

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

1990, South Africa – The first Pride parade on the African content takes place in Johannesburg. Eight hundred people attend. It is organized by the Gay and Lesbian Organization of the Witwatersrand (GLOW) which was launched by gay anti-apartheid activist Simon Nkoli (26 November 1957 – 30 November 1998) in 1988.  He said, “I cannot be free as a Black man if I cannot be free as a gay man.” He died of AIDS in 1998 in Johannesburg.

George Michael collected his ninth #1 song and sixth as a solo artist with “Praying For Time”.

1993 – The Lesbian Avengers protest during a speech by Senator Sam Nunn (D) in New York City. Nunn fought to retain the military’s ban on gay and lesbian servicepersons.

1997 – The short story “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx is published in The New Yorker.

1998: The United States Supreme Court refuses an appeal in Equality Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, et al. v. The City of Cincinnati, in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit had twice found the city’s anti-gay Issue 3 constitutional despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Romer v. Evans that struck down a state constitutional amendment that used substantially the same language.

1999 – President Clinton renews his call to include gay men and lesbians in hate crimes legislation.

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

2002 – Myers Park Baptist Church leaves the Southern Baptist Convention to become the first queer affirming Baptist congregation, kin Charlotte, NC.

2006 – In New York City, Michael Sandy  (October 12, 1977 – October 13, 2006), the gay African American man from Brooklyn who was beaten and then chased into the path of a speeding car on the evening of Sunday, October 8th, dies today after his family instructed doctors to take him off life-support. Sandy, who turned 29 on Oct. 12th, had been in a coma, never to regain consciousness, and diagnosed brain dead since the attack. The three Brooklyn men who were charged with hate crimes in the attack on Sandy – John Fox, 19, Ilya Shurov, 20, and Gary Timmins, 16 – were charged with assault and robbery as hate crimes. On this day, NY police announced that the crimes would be upgraded to include murder.

2009: 

Ugandan Member of Parliament David Bahati introduces the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill which would broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships in Uganda and establish the death penalty for HIV-positive people engaging in sexual activity with people of the same sex or with those under 18.

– Actor George Takei (born April 20, 1937) and his husband Brad Altman are the first same-sex couple to appear on “The Newlywed Game.” In October 2005, Takei revealed in an issue of Frontiers magazine that he is gay and had been in a committed relationship with his partner, Brad Altman, for 18 years; the move was prompted by then California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of same-sex marriage legislation. Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

2021

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/sacramento/st-francis-high-discipline-queer-student/103-d80200ba-fdf2-48da-82c9-eea032070521Queer Sacramento student faces discipline from St. Francis High | abc10.comHoule and their family were first contacted by school administration following the 16-year-old’s election to homecoming court.

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/12/new-scream-trailer-here-features-queer-main-characterThe New ‘Scream’ Trailer Is Here & Features a Queer Main CharacterDo you like scary movies with gay people in them?www.out.com

https://www.out.com/film/2021/10/12/queer-ya-novel-aristotle-dante-getting-movie-heres-whos-itQueer YA Novel ‘Aristotle & Dante’ Is Getting a Movie — Here’s Who’s In ItThe film is also helmed by trans director Aitch Alberto!www.out.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/576381-texas-removes-lgbt-youth-resource-page-after-complaint-from-abbottTexas removes LGBT youth resource page after complaint from Abbott challenger | TheHillA Texas agency has removed its resource page for LGBT youth after a Republican candidate challenging Gov.thehill.com

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/2021/10/hate-preacher-plans-to-reform-uks-lgbt-friendly-national-trust/Hate preacher plans to reform UK’s LGBT-friendly National Trust | Barry Duke  THE National Trust, established in 1895 as a heritage conservation charity, is “obsessed with LGBT issues” says anti-vaxxer Stephen “Birdshit” Green,www.patheos.com

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2196875/donations-from-lgbt-too-riskyDonations from LGBT ‘too risky’The National Blood Centre said on Tuesday that it empathises with an appeal by the LGBT community regarding their right to donate blood but Thailand is not yet ready to relax the strict criteria for blood donors from this higher-risk group.www.bangkokpost.com

https://www.chiangraitimes.com/health/thai-red-cross-refuses-blood-from-lgbt-community/Thai Red Cross Refuses Blood from LGBT Community – HealthThe Thai Red Cross Societies National Blood Centre said on Tuesday is not yet ready to relax the strict criteria for gay men blood donors from the LGBT community. National Blood Centre said it empathized with the appeal by the LGBT community regarding donating blood but they cannot relax their strict criteria especially from this […]www.chiangraitimes.com

Across the world, nearly 70 countries still criminalise consensual same-sex acts. As current Co-Chair (with Argentina) of the Equal Rights Coalition and current Co-Chair (with Cyprus) of the European Focal Points Network the UK has a unique opportunity to mobilise efforts to protect LGBT people worldwide.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-special-envoy-on-lgbt-rights-sets-out-global-lgbt-conference-ambitionsUK Special Envoy on LGBT+ rights sets out global LGBT+ conference ambitions – GOV.UKToday (11 October) Nick Herbert (Lord Herbert of South Downs), the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on LGBT+ Rights, hosted key conference partners to discuss the ‘Safe to Be Me’ Global LGBT Conference.www.gov.ukShareEmoji

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