LGBTQ2 for October 26


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935

Judy Garland, at the age of 12, sang on Wallace Berry’s radio show on NBC.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955:The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock, and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. No longer in print, it is still kept alive online. The publication faced a controversial reputation because of its referral to the Stonewall Riots in 1969 as “The Great Faggot Rebellion.” However, in 1982 it reportedly became the first United States private employer to offer its employees same-sex partner benefits. (h/t Quist)

1956 – Neil G. Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004 (Three two-year terms and one four-year term). After serving in elected office he served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005 to 2009, and served as President/CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from December 2010 to December 2015,. Giuliano was the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the United States, and Tempe was the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor for nearly six years, 1996- 2001.

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

1962: New York police raided a drag ball called the National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Ball. The cops arrested dozens of attendees at the event and charged them with indecent exposure.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

 October 26, 1970A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister Laura and Joplin’s close friends; Brownies laced with hashish were unknowingly passed around amongst the guests. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach.

Elton John released the single “Your Song”, at the time the “B” side of the “A” side “Take Me To The Pilot”.

1973: Mark Segal, the leader of an activist group called The Gay Raiders, interrupted “The Today Show.” He was attempting to protest the stereotypical portrayals of gay people on NBC. It was reportedly his third arrest.

1974

USA song charts: “The Bitch Is Back” by Elton John was fifth.

October 26, 1975 Elton John knew how to close out his highly successful tour in style.  Decked out in a sequined Los Angeles Dodger outfit, Elton played the second and final night at Dodger Stadium.

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

1981

Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.K.

1984

Wham! topped the UK chart with “Freedom”, a song that will reach #3 in America. It was the second British #1 of the year for the English duo, following the success of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” last Spring.

1985

Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, also a No.1 hit in the UK.

1988, Ireland – The European Court of Human Rights rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris, an MP in the Dail of Ireland

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

1990: After appearing in drag at an AIDS benefit and kissing another man, a U.S. Colonel was discharged and sentenced to 90 days in Leavenworth, a United States penitentiary. This occurred before both the implementation and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

1991

Erasure climbed to #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Chorus.

1992 –

Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.

Cissy Houston, Odetta, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Lucy Simon (Carly’s sister), Lesley Gore, Maureen McGovern, and the Roaches recorded “America the Beautiful” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” as the Clintones for torchlight parades across America to promote the Women Light the Way for Change cause.

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

2005

Lisa Marie Presley’s video “IDIOT” made it’s world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 26 | HuffPost

2010

Former Culture Club vocalist Boy George stunned an audience in London, England after reportedly flying into a rage and tossing his drink on a woman who was talking during his show. Before emptying his glass on her from the stage, George was heard shouting, “Why don’t you shut the f**k up, you rude c**t!”

2021

“To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience,” he said. “But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands.”

Chappelle said he has three conditions for those who want to meet with him: “You must come to a place of my choosing, at a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”

Blogger Nina Notes: Chappelle Punches Down, which is cheap and easy laughs while Gadsby Punches Up, and calls out the white heterosexual men who, like Transwomen, complain about and fetishize lesbians.. so it’s complicated

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/dave-chappelle-says-he-ll-meet-with-transgender-critics-but-he-s-not-bending-to-anybody-s-demands-1.5637803Dave Chappelle says he’ll meet with transgender critics | CTV NewsWeeks after his special ‘The Closer’ was criticized for its jokes aimed at transgender people, Dave Chappelle has addressed the controversy.www.ctvnews.ca

“I’ve had someone saying they would rather kill me than Hitler,” says 24-year-old Jennie*.

“They said they would strangle me with a belt if they were in a room with me and Hitler. That was so bizarrely violent, just because I won’t have sex with trans women.”

and

“[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them],” she wrote. “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-57853385‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’ – BBC NewsSome lesbians say they have been called transphobic for not wanting sex and relationships with trans women.www.bbc.co.uk

can the “reality tv show” genre be over?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/126774455/can-the-first-ever-aussie-bisexual-bachelorette-save-a-dying-franchiseCan the first ever Aussie bisexual Bachelorette save a dying franchise? | Stuff.co.nzOPINION: First episodes of the Bachelorette Australia breathe fresh life into a franchise that has been giving its dying gasps.www.stuff.co.nz

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

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LGBTQ2 for August 30

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1928 – The New York Times reports that U.S. publisher Alfred Knopf had purchased the American rights to Radclyffe Hall’s novel about lesbianism, “The Well of Loneliness.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – American psychologist Evelyn Hooker, UCLA, shares her paper “The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual” at the American Psychological Association Convention in Chicago. After administering psychological tests, such as the Rorschach, to groups of homosexual and heterosexual males, Hooker’s research concludes homosexuality is not a clinical entity and that heterosexuals and homosexuals do not differ. Hooker’s experiment becomes very influential, changing clinical perceptions of homosexuality.

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

1969

National Institute of Mental Health study chaired by Dr. Evelyn Hooker of UCLA urges decriminalization of private sex acts between consenting adults.

The three day Texas Pop Festival took place featuring Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Sam & Dave, Santana, Johnny Winter, Grand Funk Railroad, Delaney & Bonnie, Nazz, Spirit, B.B. King, Canned Heat and Chicago. Over 120,000 fans attended the festival.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 30 1974 – September 1, 1974, Canada – The second national gay rights conference is held in Winnipeg. As part of the opening session, a gay rights march is in held in the city. it was the first major gay demonstration in the prairie provinces.

1975

Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the first album to debut at #1, returned to that position after falling the week before.

Her father had 60 career hits, but on this date Natalie Cole debuted with her first–“This Will Be”.

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

1981, Canada – Toronto’s Cabbagetown Group Softball League hosts the fifth Gay Softball World Series. Players from eleven cities in US and Canada participated. It was the first time the series was held in Canada. Gay Softball World Series, part of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), is the largest annual, LGBT single-sport, week-long athletic competition in the world. Teams from the 46 Member Cities across North America compete to qualify and represent their city in one of five Divisions. Formed in 1977, NAGAAA is a 501c(3) international sports organization comprised of men and women dedicated to providing opportunity and access for the LGBT community to participate in organized softball competition in safe environments. This year, the 40th anniversary of NAGAAA world series is held on September 4th in Portland, OR.

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

1991, UK – OutRage stages a zap against Amnesty International London over their failure to adopt lesbian and gay persons as prisoners of conscience.

1993 – Texas state health officials announce that they are investigating two cases of HIV transmission through female-female sex. However, in both cases other risk factors were present. In 2012, in another Texas case, the CDC said that HIV transmission through female-to-female sexual contact was reported, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus which is “rarely reported and difficult to ascertain.” The two women in the 2012 case said they routinely had unprotected sexual contact and shared sex toys between them. At times, the contact was “rough to the point of inducing bleeding in either woman,” according to the CDC. The women said some of the unprotected sexual contact occurred during menstruation.

1994, UK – A panel of magistrates in London dismissed a paternity suit against singer Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd, born June 14, 1961) for lack of evidence. By George is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer. He is the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award-winning pop band Culture Club. At the height of the band’s fame, during the 1980s, they recorded global hit songs such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me“, “Time (Clock of the Heart)” and “Karma Chameleon” and George is known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. In his autobiography Take It Like a Man, George stated that he had secret relationships with punk rock singer Kirk Brandon and Club drummer Jon Moss. He stated many of the songs he wrote for Culture Club were about his relationship with Moss.

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

2002

Bjork’s west London flat was burglarized while she slept. Valuable recording equipment was stolen.

2005 – Off-Broadway musical “Naked Boys Singing!” re-opens in Milwaukee after being closed by police on obscenity charges two weeks earlier. Naked Boys Singing! is a traditional American Vaudeville-style musical revue, with book and direction by Robert Schrock, musical direction by Stephen Bates and choreography by Jeffry Denman, that features eight actors who sing and dance naked. This campy Off-Broadway musical comedy opened on July 22, 1999 at the Actors’ Playhouse in New York City. The show transferred to Theatre Four in March 2004, and again in 2005 to New World Stages Stage Four, until it closed on January 28, 2012. The show has no plot; it contains 15 songs, about various issues, such as gay life, male nuditycoming outcircumcision and love. The official Off Broadway Revival opened at Theatre Row’s Kirk Theatre on April 5, 2012 and is still enjoying a healthy run today.

2012 – Charlie Jane Anders, who identifies as genderqueer and a transwoman, wins the 2012 Hugo Award for her book “Six Months, Three Days.” She is an American writer and commentator. She has written several novels and is the publisher of other magazine, the “magazine of pop culture and politics for the new outcasts”. In 2005, she received the Lambda Literary Award for work in the transgender category, and in 2009, the Emperor Norton Award. In 2007, Anders brought attention to the policy of a San Francisco bisexual women’s organization called “The Chasing Amy Social Club” that she felt was discriminatory, as it specifically barred preoperative transgender women from membership.  Since 2000, Anders has been the partner of author Annalee Newitz. The couple co-founded “other” magazine.

2013 – A gay combat medic who challenged the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy while serving in Iraq, dies in a car crash in New York. Darren Manzella (August 8, 1977 – August 29, 2013), 36, a former Army sergeant, went on national television in 2007 to reveal his sexual orientation, becoming the face of gay servicemen and women before being discharged in 2008 for publicly discussing his sexual identity. The policy was repealed in 2011, and a friend said Manzella had recently signed on as a reservist. He was a United States Army Sergeant, Army medic and gay activist from Portland, New York, who was discharged under the Don’t ask, don’t tell policy. Manzella served in Iraq and Kuwait, and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. Manzella married Javier Lapeira in Rochester on July 5, 2013. On August 29, 2013, Manzella was killed when an SUV hit him as he was in the act of pushing his disabled vehicle off the road in PittsfordMonroe County, New York

2019

Adam Lambert Shares His Rare Video With Elvis Presley Costume

Adam Lambert Shares His Rare Video With Elvis Presley CostumeHandsome rock star Adam Lambert has shared a rare video of he performing an Elvis Presley song with his costume at a tribute show which organized in honor of

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2021

https://ew.com/tv/rupauls-drag-race-gigi-goode-comes-out-trans-nonbinary/Gigi Goode comes out as trans nonbinary after RuPaul’s Drag Race | EW.comRuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 queen Gigi Goode comes out as trans nonbinary in an Instagram video announcing her transition.ew.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/29/tiktok-gay-stereotypes-lgbt-meerkat/Forget bears – dolphins, foxes and menagerie of ‘new gay stereotypes’ laid out in hilarious videoYou’ve heard of bears, otters and cubs before. Now, a TikToker has suggested a slew of hilarious gay animals to add to the LGBT+ lexicon.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.salon.com/2021/08/29/how-gay-men-justify-their-racism-on-grindr_partner/How gay men justify their racism on Grindr | Salon.comGrindr allows for anonymity in a way that other dating apps do notwww.salon.com

https://www.advocate.com/people/2021/8/29/ed-asner-dies-show-lou-grant-had-notable-gay-episodeEd Asner Dies; Show ‘Lou Grant’ Had Notable Gay EpisodeThe much-honored actor and activist died Sunday at age 91.www.advocate.com

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Today in LGBT History – August 30 | Ronni Sanlo

Our Daily Elvis for August 30

August 14 for LGBTQ2

1965

Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Sonny Bono is said to have been inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’ss ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

August 14, 1966

London’s The Catholic Herald newspaper ran an editorial describing John Lennon’s recent “bigger than Jesus” remark as generally accurate but “arrogant.” Meanwhile, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper of record, accepted the public apology Lennon made a few days earlier. but it would not be decades – until 2008 that the Vatican “forgave” the Beatle, whereas it took centuries for Galileo.

August 14, 1970

The first day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire took place featuring Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, (who didn’t appear after being fog bound at Paris Airport), The Kinks, Elton John, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Juicy Lucy, Pretty Things and The Groundhogs. Weekend tickets, £3.

“If Not for You” took Olivia Newton-John to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1971

During a UK tour, Queen played at the NCOs’ Mess at RAF Culdrose in Culdrose England.

1976

Rumoured and Pondered sexuality:

Cliff Richard‘s biggest US hit, “Devil Woman” entered the Billboard Top 40 where it would reach #6. A huge star in his native UK, Richard achieved nine US Top 40 entries, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (#7 in 1979} and “Dreaming” (#10 in 1980).

 Elton John & Kiki Dee had arguably the top song of the summer–“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.

1993

Freddie Mercury had his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Living On My Own’. The song had been a minor hit in 1985 when released from his solo album Mr. Bad Guy, this remixed version was reissued.

2006

Wearing an orange Department of Sanitation vest, dark Capri pants and none of his trademark stage makeup, former Culture Club front man Boy George (real name: George O’Dowd) swept trash and leaves off a New York City sidewalk. The singer was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty in March to falsely reporting a burglary at his Manhattan apartment where responding police officers found cocaine. He was eventually reassigned to sweep a gated Department of Sanitation parking lot after the media surrounding him on the street caused too much chaos, but news crews still crowded outside the fence.

2009

George Michael was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the Land Rover he was driving crashed into an articulated transport truck in Berkshire, England. The pop star was questioned and released without being charged

2015

73-year-old Aretha Franklin canceled a performance at The Colosseum at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace due to exhaustion.

2017

a jury decided that radio host David Mueller had groped Taylor Swift during a meet-and-greet session four years earlier. Swift, who had testified during the trial, was awarded the symbolic $1 she sought. “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this,” Swift said in a statement. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”

2021

anyone surprised?

https://www.insider.com/eminem-child-came-out-as-genderfluid-and-bisexual-2021-8Eminem’s Child Came Out As Genderfluid and BisexualThe rapper’s youngest child Stevie Mathers came out as genderfluid and bisexual on TikTok over the weekend.www.insider.com

meanwhile in the real world

https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2021/08/05/lesbian-bars-phoenix-closing-how-to-help/5484334001/Lesbian bars in Phoenix are closing. A dating app wants to helpHinge is raising money for The Lesbian Bar Project to preserve the last lesbian bars in the country, including Boycott in Phoenix. Here’s how to help.www.azcentral.com

https://www.gaycitynews.com/report-rachel-maddow-weighing-whether-to-leave-msnbc/Report: Rachel Maddow Weighing Whether to Leave MSNBCOut lesbian MSNBC TV personality Rachel Maddow is considering leaving the “Rachel Maddow Show” and MSNBC, reports the Daily Beast. Sources told the Daily Beast that the 48-year-old LGBTQ media icon is “seriously considering” exiting the job to spend more time with her family, focus on her personal life, and pursue opportunities in podcasting as […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/james-hormel-first-openly-gay-003017929.htmlJames Hormel, first openly gay U.S. ambassador, dies at 88SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador and a philanthropist who funded organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights, has died. He was 88. Hormel died Friday at a San Francisco hospital with his husband, Michael, at his side and while listening to his favorite Beethoven concerto, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, praised Hormel as a civil rights pioneer who lived “an extraordinary life.” “I will miss his kind heartca.news.yahoo.com

do your job and go to therapy eh

https://canoe.com/news/weird/christian-pilot-preached-to-passengers-about-his-struggle-with-being-gay/wcm/156d8526-d7d6-4a86-91cc-a5d41c32ed9eChristian pilot preached to passengers about his ‘struggle’ with being gay | Canoe.ComAn off-duty pilot on an American Airlines flight gave a very personal sermon in which he talked about his “struggle” with being gay.canoe.com

well. work and life is harder in LGBTQ2 reality

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/researchers-confirm-substantial-income-disparities-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-canadians-1.5546857Researchers confirm substantial income disparities among lesbian, gay and bisexual Canadians | CTV NewsA new report on the inequities faced by LGBTQ2S+ Canadians has confirmed an economic trend that could make employers re-examine their hiring practices and how they address workplace challenges.www.ctvnews.ca

and some places, heterosexuals are realizing they are the problem needelessly

https://www.rferl.org/a/bossnia-lgbt-march/31410570.htmlHundreds March In Bosnian Capital In Support Of LGBT RightsHundreds of people have marched through the Bosnian capital celebrating the city’s third Pride march in support of LGBT people.www.rferl.org

it;s oppression, not depression, but being oppressed is depressing…

https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/08/collective-action-a-remedy-for-depression-among-lgbt-individuals/Collective Action a Remedy for Depression Among LGBT IndividualsHong Kong researchers shed light on how collective action can promote better mental health for LGBT individuals in less democratic societies.www.madinamerica.com

July 31 for LGBTQ2

1965

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

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

July 31, 1972

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

1982

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

1985

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

1999

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

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

2006

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

2009

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

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

2021

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

from the article:

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

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

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

and Lesbians are being erased within this supposed community.

From “Gay and Lesbian” to GBT…..

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

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

July 12 for LGBTQ2

July 12, 1970

Janis Joplin debuted with her new group, the Full Tilt Boogie Band, before 4,000 people in Louisville, Kentucky. Less than three months later, she would be dead from a heroin overdose.

1971

13,000 people packed the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh to see the first authorized staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The work was the brainchild of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and made its debut as a record album, which became the top seller of 1971. Scores of unlicensed concert productions sprang up in the U.S. in the wake of the album’s success, so Webber and Rice came up with their own concert and theatrical versions, one of which opened on Broadway in October 1971.

1975

Elton John’s song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” rose from 51 to 25 on this date.

Olivia Newton-John had control of the Adult Contemporary chart with “Please Mr. Please”.

the end of disco:

1979

Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

1980

Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third UK No.1 single.

1986

 Howard Jones on his way down with “No One Is To Blame”,

Culture Club lead singer Boy George was charged in London with possession of heroin. Following raids earlier in the week, four people, including the singer’s brother, Kevin O’Dowd, were charged with conspiring to supply Boy George (born George O’Dowd) with the drug. Boy George, who said he was under treatment for heroin addiction, was later fined $500.

1994

thousands of people gathered in New York’s Times Square as the finale of Barbra Steisand’s Madison Square Garden concert was shown live on a huge TV screen. Her closing number was “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.”

2003

After coming out as gay and leaving the leather metal band, Rob Halford of Judas Priest announced he had rejoined the group for their first album and tour in 13 years.

2021

heteros including LGB and T.. not LGBT merging into one, which it is distinct subcultures under each letter

https://newsday.co.tt/2021/07/12/towards-an-lgbt-inclusive-society/Towards an LGBT-inclusive societyJARREL DE MATAS JUNE, amongst other things, celebrated Pride Month. Thirty days dedicated to raising awareness, promoting equal rights and celebrating diversity. But 30 days aren’t enough. Recognition of diversity should be year-round. The moment I set foot on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus I was greeted by a huge banner that read: “Building … Continue reading Towards an LGBT-inclusive societynewsday.co.tt

Laws against demographics – sexual minorities, women, arts and science are all Lest We Forget indicators.

https://theowp.org/eu-leaders-confront-hungarys-leadership-over-new-anti-lgbt-law/EU Leaders Confront Hungary’s Leadership Over New Anti-LGBT Law – The Organization for World PeaceOn June 24th, European Union leaders confronted Prime Minister Viktor Orban over Hungary’s new anti-LGBTQ law, stressing their commitment to defending all human rights. According to Reuters, …theowp.org

Goes to harvard for the guy, and end up with the rival girl? when do we get that movie?

https://www.vogue.com/article/legally-blonde-oral-history-original-queer-endingWait. ‘Legally Blonde’ Originally Had a Queer Ending? | VogueElle is perhaps the nicest, smartest version of the hot-girl trope that I had presented to me in the early aughts, and if I’d gotten to absorb a version of her that was queer like me, well…honestly, I might have become too powerful.www.vogue.com

https://www.queerty.com/bathe-last-great-performance-one-first-openly-queer-stars-20210711Bathe in the last great performance by one of the first openly queer stars / Queerty“My game leg is startin’ to talk to me…www.queerty.com

July 2 for LGBTQ2

July 2, 1966

David Bowie and The Lower Third appeared at The Lion Hotel in Warrington, England, (they were paid £30 for the gig). Also appearing was The Powerhouse which featured Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood and Paul Jones.

1966

 Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #5 after 67 weeks.

July 2, 1971

Queen appeared at Surrey College, England. This was the group’s first gig with the line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

July 2, 1972

David Bowie appeared at the Rainbow Pavilion, Torquay, England.

July 2, 1973

Roxy Music’s synthesizer player Brian Eno quit after personality clashes with the band’s singer Bryan Ferry

1977

 Barry Manilow moved from 13-5 with his eighth hit in three years” “Looks like we made it”.

The Soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” was the #1 album in the U.K.

1979

Abba released the single “Voulez Vous”.

1983

  Culture Club had #4–“Time (Clock of the Heart)”

1984

Cyndi Lauper released the single “She Bop”. – an ode to female masturbation written by Prince

1986

Prince’s new movie Under the Cherry Moon was released to theaters.

1988Tracy Chapman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled debut LP. Helped by her performance at the ‘Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert’ at Wembley Stadium, also No.1 in the US.

1990

Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announce they’ll attempt to put a stop to Madonna’s concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols. And They Did. 

2003

Beyonce had the #1 album with her first solo release Dangerously in Love.

2005

The world’s biggest music stars united in concerts around the world to put pressure on political leaders ahead of the G8 summit to tackle poverty in Africa.MTV and VH1 aired the eight hours of theconcerts in 10 cities, including London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Rome and Moscow played to hundreds of thousands of people. A TV audience of several hundred million watched the gigs of  Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, U2, Madonna, The Who, Bryan Adams, Sting, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Green Day, the Dave Matthews Band, Destiny’s Child, Neil Young, Coldplay, the Pet Shop Boys, the Cure, Shakira, Maroon 5 and Jay-Z were among the performers.

2018

Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles are two of the five young actors to test for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming biopic.

2021

EU leaders last week challenged Orban over a new law banning Hungarian schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte telling him to respect LGBT rights or leave the bloc. read more

“This is a colonial approach,” Orban told public radio on Friday. “They just give no thought to what they can and cannot say about another nation and the laws of another country.”

Blogger Nina Notes: name calling to deflect from wrongdoing is a common tactic by those called out. In Fact, lasws against demographics is EXACTLY what We Lest Not Forget.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-criticism-hungary-over-lgbt-rights-reeks-colonial-past-orban-2021-07-02/Dutch criticism of Hungary over LGBT rights reeks of ‘colonial’ past -Orban | ReutersDutch criticism of Hungary over a new law on LGBT rights reeks of a moral supremacy rooted in a colonial past, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.www.reuters.com

heterosexual men being bothered others exist are the problem, for heterosexual women and LGBTQ2

https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-pride-lgbt-tbilisi-protest-arrests-ultra-nationalists/31337575.htmlTwenty Arrested As Ultranationalists Attempt To Disrupt LGBT Event In TbilisiTwenty people were detained as Georgian ultranationalists attempted to disrupt a film screening at the opening of the four-day Tbilisi Pride LGBT rights festival, which aims to combat homophobia and transphobia. Outside the July 1 screening, protesters clashed with law enforcement personnel and threw stones and eggs, with some resisting

“What I would like to happen is for the LGBT lobby to apologise to me and to hundreds of others, who have been subjected to the most atrocious social media and public comment, because we have dared to stand for traditional marriage and traditional values.

Nina Notes: we do not have to apologize for existing or asserting ourselves, traditions are oppression, and those heteros are not harmed by being disagreed with – LGBT is harmed by being marginalized, oppressed, genocides and outsourced genocide as suicide rates.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/lgbt-communityshould-say-sorry-to-me-dups-jim-wells-demands-apology-overhurtful-comments-40606406.htmlLGBT community should say sorry to me: DUP’s Jim Wells demands apology over ‘hurtful’ commentsDUP MLA Jim Wells says he has nothing to apologise for to the LGBT community for, instead saying they should apologise to him.www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

arrest.www.rferl.org

it is not propaganda that LGBT exist and are a market niche and voter block,

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/02/russian-food-retailer-defies-gay-propaganda-law-with-lgbt-family-featuring-ad-a74414Russian Food Retailer Defies ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law With LGBT Family-Featuring Ad – The Moscow Times“We believe not featuring the families of our real customers would be hypocritical,” VkusVill said.www.themoscowtimes.com

June 28 for LGBTQ2

June 28, 1974

Elton John released the album Caribou.

1975

David Bowie‘s “Fame” is released. It will become his first and only number one hit in the US and reach #17 in the UK. 

June 28, 1977

Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.

1980,

a straight band that courted gay fans: Roxy Music’s Flesh and Blood was the top album in the U.K.

 Bette Midler climbed to #3 with “The Rose”

at 6, “Little Jeannie” from Elton John

1986

Appearing an anti-apartheid concert at Clapham Common in London: were Sting, Boy George, Elvis Costello, Sade,  Hugh Masekela and Peter Gabriel, among others. Nearly a quarter of a million people attended.

Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 ‘The Edge Of Heaven’. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.

 George Michael’s “A Different Corner” stuck at 7

Madonna debuted with her single “Papa Don’t Preach” at #42.

1987

“Dreamgirls” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances

1997

The Backstreet Boys debuted at #24 with their single “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”.

2018

Miley Cyrus cover The Beatles for Global Citizen’s Global Goal concert

2021

Straight Pride is why there is oppression of hetero women and bisexuals, gays and lesbians’ sexuality.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/06/27/pride-month-straight-pride-hate-crimes-lgbtq-rights/5346706001/LGBTQ Pride Month: Why America doesn’t need ‘Straight Pride’We can’t legislate our way out of hatred, out of people’s disdain for those who don’t conform.www.usatoday.com

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/megan-fox/megan-fox-rainbow-manicure-prideMegan Fox Debuted a Rainbow Manicure in Honor of Pride Month | InStyleThe actress represented the bisexual community with a bright rainbow-tip manicure that she debuted in a series of poolside selfies on Instagram.www.instyle.com

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/375887What does LGBT mean? These are all acronymsAs entrepreneurs and human beings it is important to understand the nomenclature of this important demographic.www.entrepreneur.com

paypal is part of the online shopping/environmental consumer problem

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/lgbt-charity-shoppers-criticise-paypal-24414705LGBT charity and shoppers criticise PayPal in row over ‘dead names’ – Daily RecordCalls have been made for PayPal to join other companies in the easing of tough naming rules.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

see also:


Ambrosia: ‘Young Blood’ Transfusions Accepting PayPal …https://www.businessinsider.com › Science › Tech Insider

Jan. 19, 2019 — To Jesse Karmazin, a startup founder and Stanford Medical School … veins with young blood is opening a clinic in NYC — but researchers …
Billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel denies being a vampirehttps://www.independent.co.uk › Lifestyle › Tech › News

Nov. 2, 2018 — PayPal co-founder and prominent Donald Trump donor Peter Thiel … an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …
Peter Thiel Wants to Inject Himself With Young People’s Blood …https://www.vanityfair.com › news › 2016/08 › peter-th…

Aug. 1, 2016 — The Silicon Valley billionaire reportedly sees blood transfusions as the … expressed interest in the technique to Jesse Karmazin, the founder of … to get an infusion of blood from an 18-year-old based on research conducted at …

this is why delaying costs more than not doing oppression or addressing oppression sooner than later

plus the human factor, eh

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-cost-to-search-for-unmarked-graves-identify-remains-at-residential/Cost to search for unmarked graves, identify remains at residential schools could exceed $1-billion – The Globe and MailBy last week, the number of initial inquiries for financial support had climbed past 100, says Indigenous Services Canadawww.theglobeandmail.com

who can blame the person(s) who set them?

https://globalnews.ca/news/7985146/bc-interior-indigenous-leader-church-fires/‘It’s a criminal act’: Prominent B.C. Interior Indigenous leader condemns church fires | Globalnews.caClarence Louie said worshippers of all faiths should be free to practice their religion where they choose.globalnews.ca

June 23 for LGBTQ2

1975

Elton John released the single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”.

1979

 Sister Sledge had the #2 song “We Are Family”

Anita Ward had #3 with “Ring My Bell” 

1984

Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual sitting at #4 on the lp charts

1987

Madonna was on the cover of “Cosmopolitan” magazine.

1989

George Michael received the Silver Clef Award for outstanding achievements to British

1990

Elton John had his first UK solo No.1 single with ‘Sacrifice / Healing Hands’ after achieving over 50 previous UK hits and 6 chart toppers in the US.Music.

lp charts: at three Sinead O’Connor with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.

1994

The one hour stage musical Copacabana, based on the Barry Manilow song, opens in London, England at the Prince of Wales Theatre, where it will play for 26 months.

2008

Culture Club frontman Boy George was denied entry into the United States by US authorities who cited looming legal issues overseas. George was arrested in 2007 after a 28-year-old male escort from Norway accused the singer of false imprisonment and assault.

2010

The Library of Congress announced the 25 recordings they were preserving for their cultural significance. Among them: “Tutti Frutti” (Little Richard), “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (Loretta Lynn), “Red Headed Stranger” (Willie Nelson), “Radio Free Europe” (R.E.M.), “The Band” (The Band),  “Horses” (Patti Smith), “Dear Mama” (Tupac Shakur) and the 1923 recording “Canal Street Blues” by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band for epitomizing the sound of New Orleans.

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadian-lawmakers-pass-bill-criminalizing-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-06-22/Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersCanada’s House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice during an unveiling of its election platform in 2019.www.reuters.com

meanwhile Europe: Lest We Forget, eh

https://www.660citynews.com/2021/06/23/pm-draghi-defends-italy-from-vatican-objections-to-lgbt-law/PM Draghi defends Italy from Vatican objections to LGBT law – 660 NEWSwww.660citynews.com

https://www.voanews.com/europe/eu-chief-vows-action-against-hungarys-anti-lgbt-measureEU Chief Vows Action Against Hungary’s Anti-LGBT Measure | Voice of America – EnglishEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday slammed an anti-LGBT measure passed by Hungary’s Parliament as “a shame” that goes against the fundamental values of the European Union. 









FILE – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks in Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2021.The bill, approved last week by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition in Parliament, would ban any educational programs, advertisements, books, movies or television programs depicting homosexuality or other gender minorities in a positive light.Show Morewww.voanews.com

when oppression is a public moral…

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/polish-education-minister-says-lgbt-march-insult-to-public-moralityPolish education minister says LGBT march ‘insult to public morality’ | National PostWARSAW — Poland’s education minister said on Wednesday a march held in support of equal rights for LGBT people was an “insult to public morality” and…nationalpost.com

June 14 for LGBTQ2

June 14, 1975

Janis Ian releases “At Seventeen”, which will reach #3 on the Billboard Pop chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart later in the year. She would perform the song on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live the following October.

on the song charts, , the former #1 “Philadelphia Freedom” returned to the Top 10 at nine for the Elton John Band

Elton John’s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which debuted at #1, continued as the top album in the land. 

1980

“Little Jeannie” by Elton John climbed to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  It was Elton’s 5th AC #1, following “Daniel”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” and “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

1984

Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton, co-stars of the soon-to-be-released feature film “Rhinestone,” received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks in London unveils a model of Boy George on his 23rd birthday.

1986

Queen scored a #1 album in the U.K. with A Kind of Magic.

1986

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “Greatest Love Of All” was number six

the album Whitney Houston was still at #1 nearly a year after its release.

1987

At Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Japan, Madonna played the first date of her Who’s That Girl World Tour. It was the highest-grossing tour to date, earning more than $20 million.

2021

https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/thousands-in-hungary-protest-anti-lgbt-bills-on-eve-of-vote-3872310Thousands in Hungary protest anti-LGBT bills on eve of vote – Coast ReporterBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Protesters and human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.www.coastreporter.net

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/06/14/nyc-lgbt-historic-sites-project/Pride Month: NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project ‘Making An Invisible History Visible’ – CBS New YorkIn buildings grand and non-descript, locations famous and private, there is rich LGBTQ history in just about every corner of New York City. newyork.cbslocal.com

https://metro.co.uk/2021/06/14/the-impact-of-missing-pride-events-and-lgbt-spaces-in-lockdown-14738510/The impact of missing Pride events and LGBT spaces in lockdown | Metro NewsPeople share how they’ve been impacted by missing Pride events and LGBT spaces in lockdown.metro.co.uk

queer culture march 21

March 21, 1925

After easily passing through the Tennessee House and Senate, the Butler Act was signed into law by Governor Austin Peay, making it a crime for a teacher in a state-supported public school to teach any theory that contradicts the Bible’s account of man’s creation. Six weeks later in Dayton, Tennessee, John T. Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution at Rhea County High School.

March 21, 1965

In Alabama, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began a successful march from Selma to Montgomery, the third of three such attempts that month.

March 21, 1976
After a David Bowie concert at the Community War Memorial arena in Rochester, New York, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were involved in a drug bust at their hotel room where the police found 182 grams (a little over 6.4 ounces) of marijuana. The pair spent the rest of the night in the Monroe County Jail and were released at about 7 a.m. on $2,000 bond each; charges later were dropped.

1981
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb combined for the week’s #10 song–“What Kind Of Fool”.

1985

Boy George said in “Women’s World” magazine that he would never marry, settle down, or become a father.

1989

Madonna released her fourth studio album, “Like A Prayer.”

1993

Anne Murray was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

2004

George Michael scored his fifth UK #1 album with “Patience”. After a slow start in the US, the LP would eventually climb to #12.

2011

A lost David Bowie album called “Toy”, which went unreleased since 2001, mysteriously appeared on several file-sharing websites. The collection of mostly re-recorded tracks from Bowie’s early years had been locked in a dispute with Virgin Records.

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