LGBTQ2 for February 3

BCE to The Suffragettes

1821 – The first female physician in the U.S., Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910)was born near Bristol, England. As a girl, her family moved to New York State. She was awarded her MD by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, in 1849. She then established a hospital in New York City run by an all-female staff. She was also active in training women to be nurses for service in the U.S. Civil War. She was the first woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in the United Kingdom. Her sisterEmilywas the third woman in the US to get a medical degree. None of the five Blackwell sisters ever married. Since 1949, the American Medical Women’s Association has awarded the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal annually to a woman physician. The Judy Chicago artwork The Dinner Party features a place setting for Elizabeth Blackwell.

1874 – Lesbian writer Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. She was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Multifaceted, complicated, and impenetrable, Stein was like the cubist paintings she admired so much. She once summed up her long life with partner Alice B. Toklas  (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) by writing “I love my love because she is peculiar.”

 Stein moved to Paris in 1903, making France her home for the remainder of her life. A literary innovator and pioneer of Modernist literature, Stein’s work broke with the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of the 19th-century. She was also known as a collector of Modernist art. In 1933, Stein published a kind of memoir of her Paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Toklas, her life partner. The book became a literary bestseller and brought Stein into the light of mainstream attention. She met Alice B. Toklas on September 8, 1907, on Toklas’s first day in Paris, at Michael and Sarah Stein’s apartment. In the 1980’s, a cabinet in the Yale University Beinecke Library, which had been locked for an indeterminate number of 

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years was opened and found to contain some 300 love letters written by Stein and Toklas. Stein is the author of one of the earliest coming out stories (published in 1950 as Things as They Are), written in 1903 and suppressed by the author. Her essay Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (written 1909-1911, published 1922) is one of the first homosexual revelation stories to be published. The work contains the word “gay” over one hundred times, perhaps the first published use of the word “gay” in reference to same-sex relationships, uniformed readers missed the homosexual content.

1913 – The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting Congress the authority to collect income taxes.

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: How much have non-heterosexuals paid in taxes without full civil rights?

02-03-1927 Kenneth Anger – Born in Santa Monica, California. He is an American 

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actor, filmmaker, and writer. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost 40 works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as The Magick Lantern Cycle, and form the basis of Anger’s reputation as one of the most influential independent filmmakers in cinema history. His films merge surrealism, homoeroticism, and the occult. He is one of America’s first openly gay filmmakers.

1938 – Jonathan Ned Katz (born Feb. 3, 1938) is an American historian of human sexuality who has written about same-sex attraction and changes in the social organization of sexuality over time. His works focus on the idea, rooted in social constructionism, that the categories with which we describe and define human sexuality are historically and culturally specific, along with the social organization of sexual activity, desire, relationships, and sexual identities. His works include The Invention of Heterosexuality,the Gay/Lesbian Almanac and Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-03-1947 Dave Davies – Born in Fortis Green, London, England. He is an English 

singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the lead guitarist and sometime lead singer for the English rock group The Kinks. In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Davies number 91 in the list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In 1996, Davies published an autobiography, Kink, in which he talked about his brief period of bisexuality in the late 1960s. He had a short-lived relationship with Long John Baldry and music producer Michael Aldred.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-03-1953 – 11-02-2013   Betsy Smittle – Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was the older half-sister of Garth Brooks. Smittle sang and played bass 

and toured with Brooks, as well as playing and singing backup on four of his albums. In a 1993 interview with Barbara Walters, Brooks accidentally outed Smittle as being a lesbian. In the interview, Brooks stated, “Where the gay issue has hit me the most is my sister. I’ve lived with that forever. And the thing is, the longer you live with it, the more you realize that it’s just another form of people loving one another.” In 2006, Smittle headlined Oklahoma City’s 19th annual Pride Parade and Festival, performing with he bank Betsy & the Edge. She died of cancer in 2013.

1956 – Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is an American stage, film and television actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The BirdcageMax Bialystokin the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in Mouse Hunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, his voice work in Stuart Little as Snowbell and The Lion King as Timon, and his recurring roles on Modern FamilyThe Good Wife, and American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson as F. Lee Bailey. In 2006, Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Lane, who came out officially after the death of Matthew Shepard(December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998), has been a long-time board member of and fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and has been honored by the Human Rights CampaignGay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,The Trevor Project, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation for his work in the LGBTcommunity. On November 17, 2015, Lane married his long-time partner, theater producer, actor and writer Devlin Elliott (born April 13, 1972).

02-03-1958 Lizzie Borden – (born Linda Borden) Born in Detroit, Michigan. She is an American filmmaker best known for the 1983 film Born in Flames. She decided to 

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changed her name to Lizzie Borden after the accused 1890s Massachusetts double murderer Lizzie Borden at the age of eleven.

Borden said, “At the time, my name was the best rebellion I could make.” Borden identifies as bisexual.

02-03-1959 Paul Babeu – Born in North Adams, Massachusetts. Elected sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona. On February 18, 2012, he came out as gay after allegations surfaced that 

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he had threatened a Mexican ex-boyfriend with deportation to guarantee his silence. Babeu stepped down as co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Arizona, but received continued support of U.S. Senator John McCain, who called Babeu his friend. On August 31, 2012, the Arizona Solicitor General exonerated Babeu after an investigation. In 2011, he was selected by the National Sheriff’s Association as “Sheriff of the Year.” He also served for over 20 years in the Army National Guard, entering as a Private and retiring as a Major.

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

1960

The USA Military Report written on February 31960, by Major Warren H. Metzner, chief of the Army’s Investigations Branch, regarding Quack Skin Doctor Griessel-Landau who further threatened to expose Presley after the doctor’s sexual advances were rejected.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 3, 1973Elton John started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Crocodile Rock’. Elton’s first of five US No.1 singles.

February 3, 1977

Elton John did a concert in Sweden, 15 months after saying he would not perform live again.

1978,

Canada – In Toronto, the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada affirmed that gay people “are entitled to equal protection under the law with all other Canadian citizens.” 

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

02-03-1981 Jose Antonio Vargas – Born in Antipolo, Philippines. He is a Filipino 

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journalist living and working in the United States and a Pulitzer Prize winner. At the age of 12, he found out he was an undocumented immigrant. Vargas is the founder of Define America, a nonprofit organization to open up dialogue about the criteria people use to determine who is an American. He said: “I am an American. I just don’t have the right papers.” Vargas came out as gay in high school in 1999, a decision he later described as “less daunting than coming out about my legal status.” He is an advocate for the DREAM Act. In July 2015, Vargas directed and starred in a documentary, White People, about the concept of white privilege. The film debuted on MTV.

1988

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02-03-1988 Lianne Sanderson – Born in Lewisham, England. She is an English professional soccer player who currently plays for the team Western New York Flash. Sanderson is openly gay. In 2014 she was engaged to then-teammate Joanna Lohman, but the couple later broke up. She is currently dating Sky Blue FC player Ashley Nick.

– Cameron “Butchie” Tanner (died April 21, 1992) was a bartender and drag performer in San Francisco. On this day, he is elected Empress of San Francisco and awarded the Certificate of Honor by the City of San Francisco through the efforts of Supervisor Hongisto. On March 11, 1992, after having seen a movie at a theater in the Latin area below Castro, he was beaten by two thugs with baseball bats. He died from his injuries on April 21, 1992. Although he was not transgender, and it is believed that his killers were not aware that he was gay, he is often included in several transgender memorial lists.

LGBTQ2 blogger Nina Notes: the killers would not care if their victim was gay or trans, but would probably enjoy raping a lesbian more than other women. And that there is an issue within LGBT over which category shows the difference between, eh.

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

1990

For the first time ever, the UK Top 3 singles featured non-British and non-American acts. Ireland’s Sinead O’Connor, Australia’s Kylie Minogue and Belgium’s Technotronic. Sinead O’Connor had her first No.1 single with Nothing Compares To U’, a song written by Prince.

1991

Sinead O’Connor announced that she wouldn’t accept any Grammy Awards or attend the ceremony because the show reflects “false and destructive materialistic values.”

1996

On the USA song charts,  “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston was #2 

Deep Blue Something remained in the #7 spot with “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”

02-03-1996 Dutee Chand – Born in Gopalpur, Odisha, India, Chand is from a below 

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poverty line weavers family She is an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 meters event. She is one of 49 out LGBT athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

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

2002

Britney Spears performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI. A Pepsi commercial featuring Britney Spears was premiered during the game.  Paul McCartney & Barry Manilow starred in a pre-game concert

2011 – The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force publishes its report on transgender discrimination, entitled “Injustice at Every Turn: Report on the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.”

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: Discrimination from from the public square and not other persons’s lives, Dating is not subject to human rights and is for sexual selection – which. sexual orientation is a protected right and does not form bigotry against heterosexuals or trans persons.

2022

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-france-to-ban-conversion-therapy-to-lgbt-ukrainians-ready-to-defend-if-invaded-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom France to Ban Conversion Therapy to LGBT Ukrainians Ready to Defend if Invaded, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

religion now arguing for biology…what’s next religion for reproductive rights of women?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10470449/Christian-school-DROPS-anti-LGBT-enrolment-contract-demanding-kids-remain-biological-sex.htmlChristian school DROPS anti-LGBT ‘enrolment contract’ demanding kids remain as biological sex | Daily Mail OnlineA controversial enrolment contract that condemned homosexuality and gender identity has been withdrawn by Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College after a huge backlash.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10445095/Woman-came-trans-man-transitions-female-six-years-testosterone.htmlWoman who came out as trans man ‘de-transitions’ back to female, after six years of testosterone | Daily Mail OnlineWhen Issa Ismail, from Detroit, was 19, she started transitioning from female to a male by taking testosterone. She took the hormones for six years, but then realized she wasn’t happy as a man.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.outsports.com/olympics/2022/2/2/22915347/olympics-curling-bruce-mouat-gay-great-britain-scotland-beijing-jennifer-doddsGay British curler Bruce Mouat scores Team LGBTQ’s first Olympics win – OutsportsMouat and Mixed Curling partner Jennifer Dodds defeat Sweden in the opening match of the Beijing Games.www.outsports.com

being excluded until needed to save heteros is not really inclusion

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/life/gay-bisexual-men-face-hurdles-when-it-comes-to-donating-blood-amid-a-national-shortage/97-1458d7da-cdbe-4be8-aa6f-162c7c3a5cf8Gay, bisexual men in Maine face hurdles donating blood | newscentermaine.comUnder FDA policy, men who have sex with men must remain celibate for three months before donating blood.www.newscentermaine.com

https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/546826/bi-woman-married-straight-man-orgasm-sex/I’m a Bi Woman Married to a Straight Man. I Can’t Come from Straight SexI’m a bi woman married to a straight man. Is it fucked up that I have to think about something else to orgasm when I’m with a man?washingtoncitypaper.com

https://www.polygon.com/22911912/bisexual-movies-canonThe bisexual movie canon: From Thor: Ragnarok to The Mummy – PolygonFrom Ben-Hur’s coded characters to drama draped in bi lighting, bisexual film fans are writing their own list of great bi movies until Hollywood catches up.www.polygon.com

the internet was made to share data and instead it reinforced the worst of heteromale behaviour – there is zero difference between an average man an an internet troll

there is dishing and taking it and then there is the absolute zero sum beyond going to the mattresses to global nuclear warfare over words and phrases

mostly by men who think they define all for everyone

and in this case, it is a man being called out for misused of words and he is not able to take being called out at all

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mandel-lesbian-couple-asks-judge-to-throw-out-twitter-libel-case

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mandel-lesbian-couple-asks-judge-to-throw-out-twitter-libel-caseMANDEL: Lesbian couple asks judge to throw out Twitter libel case | Toronto SunIn the Wild West of Twitter, if you can dish it out, you should be prepared to take it as well.torontosun.com

https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/news/adam-parliamentary-motion-lauds-scottish-lgbt-history-month-264808/MSP’s parliamentary motion lauds Scottish LGBT History MonthA NORTH-east MSP has lodged a parliamentary motion highlighting that February is LGBT History Month.www.northern-scot.co.uk

“As an Indigenous Two-Spirited gay person living with learning disabilities, it’s always been crucial to me to share who I am and be my authentic self in every facet of my life, including my professional life,” says Granger. “Growing up and even now, I rarely see myself represented in media, in educational circles, or in management roles. For me, it’s so important for our younger generations to see themselves in those areas and in others.

“Young people need to see that they can be successful, no matter who they are or what equity seeking group they may belong to. To be recognized for my passion, my dedication and support for our equity-seeking communities, and for my overall contribution to Cambrian is an absolute honour.”

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes administrators who are newer to management (approximately five years or less) and who are positively influencing the college through their leadership.

https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/barrie-native-receives-cambrian-colleges-emerging-leader-award-5023661Barrie native receives Cambrian College’s Emerging Leader Award – Barrie News‘As an Indigenous Two-Spirited gay person living with learning disabilities, it’s always been crucial to me to share who I am and be my authentic self in every facet of my life,’ says Bradie Grangerwww.barrietoday.com

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

may 28 for lgbtq2

1966

on the LP charts:  My Name Is Barbra from Streisand at 6 with the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” at #8,

1983

More than 670,000 fans attended the four-day US Festival ’83 in California, sponsored by Steve Wozniak. Among the 35 acts that performed were U2, David Bowie, Van Halen, the Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Clash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, the Stray Cats, Berlin, INXS, and Men At Work. The lineup is even more impressive than that of its 1982 predecessor, and the attendance is substantially larger. Wozniak splurges on David Bowie with two million dollars of his own money, simply because he “really loves him.”

David Bowie was at #2 with “Let’s Dance”, at 5  Thomas Dolby’s only hit “She Blinded Me With Science adn mvoing to 8 the Culture Club moving up with “Time (Clock of the Heart)”,

1987

Whitney Houston released her second studio album, “Whitney,” in Canada. It was issued in the U.S. five days later.

1988

Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their tribute to Princess Diana–“Candle in the Wind ’97”.

Faith by George Michael was #1 for a ninth week on the Album chart but the former #1 “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack held strong at #2.

Another song from the album Faith reached #1 as “One More Try” got the honor for George Michael.

2000

Britney Spears was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’. The singer’s second album also reached No.1 in thirteen other countries and has now sold over 20m copies.

2003

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown visited Israel, where they met premier Ariel Sharon.

2021

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan-ruling-party-abandons-LGBT-bill-as-consensus-failsJapan ruling party abandons LGBT bill as consensus fails – Nikkei AsiaTOKYO — Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday gave up on legislation to promote public awareness of sexual minorities, proving unable toasia.nikkei.com

recognition of human rights + being a market niche = voter block power

rainbow capitalism hits peak

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/27/new-kelloggs-lgbt-themed-cereal-features-preferred-pronouns-on-box/Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box“Boxes are for cereal, not people,” Kellogg’s insists about its new Together With Pride cereal.www.dailysignal.com

May 16 for LGBTQ2

1929

The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

1946

The Irving Berlin musical, “Annie Get Your Gun,” opened at New York’s Imperial Theatre for the first of 1,147 performances.

1990

Jim Henson, The Muppets creator who scored two US Top 30 hits with “Rubber Duckie” in 1970 and “Rainbow Connection” in 1979, died of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome at the age of 53.


LGBT culture | Muppet Wiki | Fandomhttps://muppet.fandom.com › wiki › LGBT_culture

LGBT culture describes the social paradigm by which lesbiangaybisexual, … described her character Darci from Muppets Tonight as an angry rocker lesbian.‎Sesame Street · ‎The Muppets · ‎Additional References · ‎Controversies
The Henson Company Reaffirms What We Already Knew …https://www.tor.com › 2012/07/24 › the-henson-compa…

Jul. 24, 2012 — In reply to the chain, the company’s CEO—Jim Henson’s daughter … and the Henson Company would be donated to GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian …
The Muppets’ Gay Jokes Aren’t Offensive, Just Unfunnyhttps://www.advocate.com › commentary › 2015/10/22

Oct. 22, 2015 — The latest version of The Muppets attempts a modern, topical feel, but its LGBT humor falls flat.
Bert and Ernie – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Bert_and_Ernie

Bert and Ernie are two Muppets who appear together in numerous skits on the long-running … Sesame Street went on to clarify further, stating: No, Bert and Ernie aren’t gay — they’re ‘best friends. … San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
Bert and Ernie Do Not Have Sexual Orientation, Says ‘Sesame …https://abcnews.go.com › Politics › story

Aug. 11, 2011 — Online petition urged muppets to wed, creators respond on Facebook … to either marry Bert and Ernie or introduce a gay or lesbian character.
Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage | Reutershttps://www.reuters.com › article › us-media-muppets-c…

Jul. 23, 2012 — The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain … GLAAD is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

2000

Britney Spears released her sophomore album, Oops!… I Did It Again. It included tracks like “Stronger” and “Lucky” as well as a cover of The Rolling Stones classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and a recording of “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know” co-written by Canada’s Shania Twain.

2013

George Michael suffered minor injuries in a strange incident in London. The pop star reportedly fell out of the passenger seat of a Range Rover.

2016

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor was found safe two days after being reported as missing in Chicago. Her brief disappearance came six just months after a similar incident in November 2015 when she posted a dire note on Facebook where she threatened to commit suicide. Recently, O’Connor accused Arsenio Hall of being Prince’s longtime drug dealer, an accusation that resulted in a $5 million lawsuit from the late-night host.

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1988

, George Michael’s great song “One More Try” rose from 14 to 4 and Natalie Cole’s cover of “Pink Cadillac” remained at #5.

Faith by George Michael regained the #1 spot on the Album chart ten weeks after it had fallen from the top.  The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” slipped to second, riding on hits from past decades, and an original song by Patrick Swayze but most interestingly a UK gay band The Blow Monkeys doing a cover of Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me with original boy lyrics sung by a male band the heteros did not notice.

in retirement, Leslie Gore das yet to come out.

1998

George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo counseling.

2002

The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.

2003

Lawyers for Britney Spears and the Skechers footwear company settled a dispute over a deal for the pop star to market a line of roller skates and accessories. Spears had filed a $1.5 million breach of agreement lawsuit against Skechers in December, claiming the company failed to pay her adequately. Skechers had responded with a $10 million lawsuit, accusing Spears of fraud and breach of the three-year licensing agreement she signed in January 2002.

2020

Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher’s son, Beckett, dies at age 21

2021

I expect lesbians to behave better than hetero men

the problem of believing one’s own press? or the delusion of “nice’?

because, as a Canadian Lesbian. “nice” is how my nation is rude.

Ellen began as a lesbian stand up, went into the closet and got her tv show, and then came out, after Melissa Etheridge did at the Democrat convention that saw Bill Clinton get the nom, which she said kd lang inspired her to.

https://tv.avclub.com/ellen-degeneres-still-is-in-denial-that-the-show-was-to-1846885309Ellen DeGeneres says she didn’t cancel show because of allegationsIn an interview with Savannah Guthrie, Ellen DeGeneres claimed that she never saw the show as having a toxic workplace environment and thinks the allegations were “orchestrated.”tv.avclub.com

queer culture march 22

March 22, 1962

Barbra Streisand opened in the Broadway show “I Can Get it For You Wholesale.”

March 22, 1975
31 year old Barry Manilow performs “Mandy” and his latest release, “It’s A Miracle” on American Bandstand.

former #1 “Have You Never Been Mellow” by Olivia Newton-John was on its way down at number five

1986
Whitney Houston was on her way–her debut album, which had been out for a full year, was #1 for a third straight week.

1994
Singer, songwriter and producer Dan Hartman died of an AIDS-related brain tumor in Westport, Connecticut. Hartman wrote “Free Ride” while he was with the Edgar Winter Group, had hits “Instant Replay” and “I Can Dream About You”, and collaborated with Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, James Brown and Steve Winwood.

1999
Britney Spears‘ album “…Baby One More Time” was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

2003

Britney Spears’ girl-power flick Crossroads earns eight nominations at the 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards, and two wins: Worst Original Song for “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” and Worst Actress for Spears, an honor she shares with Razzie darling Madonna for Swept Away (named Worst Picture). The Material Girl, who has been a regular contender – and five-time Worst Actress winner – since her 1986 win for Shanghai Surprise, earns two more awards. She shares Worst Screen Couple with Adriano Giannini for Swept Away and garners Worst Supporting Actress as Verity in Die Another Day.

Queering Culture on Feb 25

1952

The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”.

1983

Playwright Tennessee Williams died of an accidental choking, but the police report suggested his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to the death. Williams was 71. (The Glass Menagerie, The Rose Tattoo, The Night of the Iguana, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire)

1995

Madonna started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Take A Bow’, the track which was co-written with Babyface became a No.16 hit in the UK.

2000

“Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum”, was announced and released in March of 2000.

The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scoter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri’s impending departure (marketing as faux lesbians)

2006

George Michael was found slumped over in a car in Hyde Park, London. A concerned person spotted the singer and called police who after being checked by paramedics was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and then released on bail. Michael made a public statement about the incident and said “I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offense and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout.” He also said that the event was “my own stupid fault, as usual.

2010

Marie Osmond’s teenage son Michael Blosil was found dead on the ground below an apartment balcony in Los Angeles after committing suicide. Resulting in a public feud with Donny over the Mormon Church vs Queer Sexuality.

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