LGBTQ2 for March 24

BCE to The Suffragettes

1877

The Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” debuted.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – Jean O’Leary (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005) was an American LGBT rights activist. She was the founder of Lesbian Feminist Liberation, one of the first lesbian activist groups in the women’s movement, and was an early member and co-director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She co-founded National Coming Out Day. Before becoming a lesbian and gay rights activist, she was a Roman Catholic Religious Sister. She would later write about her experience in the 1985 anthology, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence. O’Leary died on Saturday, June 4, 2005, in San Clemente, California of lung cancer, aged 57. She is survived by her partner, Lisa Phelps, their daughter Victoria, their son David de Maria, his life partner James Springer, and David’s and James’ son, Aiden de Maria

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Svend Robinson (born March 4, 1952) is a Canadian former politician. He was a member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 to 2004, representing thesuburbanVancouver-area constituency of Burnaby for the New Democratic Party. When he chose not to run again in the June 2004 election, he was one of the longest-serving members in the House of Commons, having been elected and re-elected for seven consecutive terms. He is noted as the first member of Parliament in Canadian history to come out as gay while in office. In April 2004, shortly before 2004 election, Robinson admitted to the theft of an expensive ring from a public auction site. He turned himself in to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Robinson was charged and pleaded guilty. The Crown and defense agreed that he was undergoing major personal stress and mental health issues at the time; Robinson was given a discharge, meaning that he would have no criminal record, but he volunteered for some time at the Burnaby Wildlife Centre as part of a public service commitment. He terminated his candidacy and was replaced by his longtime constituency assistant Bill Siksay, who won the election. Robinson was subsequently diagnosed as suffering from cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder, and began to speak as an activist on mental health issues.

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

1960

Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz. It was granted on May 4, 1960, ending 19½ years of marriage. They had a daughter, Lucie, and a son, Desi Arnaz, Jr.

1966 –  The word “Lesbian” is heard for the first time in the Hollywood movie The Group. The Group is a 1966 ensemble film directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel of the same namebyMary McCarthy about the lives a group of eight female graduates from a Vassar-like college South Tower from 1933 to 1940. The cast of this social satire included Candice BergenJoan Hackett,Elizabeth HartmanShirley KnightJessica WalterKathleen Widdoes, and Joanna Pettet. The film also features small roles for Hal HolbrookCarrie NyeJames BroderickLarry Hagman and Richard Mulligan. For its time, the film touched on controversial topics, such as free love,contraception,abortion,lesbianism, and mental illness.

03-04-1969 Chaz Bono – Born in Los Angeles, California, the only child

 of Sonny & Cher Bono. He is an American advocate, writer, and musician. Bono is a transgender man. In 1995, several years after being outed by the tabloid press, he publicly came out as a lesbian in a cover story in the leading American gay magazine, The Advocate. Between 2008 and 2010, Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition. Bono’s publicist said, “It is Chaz’s hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his coming out did.” A documentary on Bono’s experience, Becoming Chaz, was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and later made its television debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In September 2011, he became a competitor on the 13th season of the US version Dancing with the Stars. This was the first time an openly transgender man starred on a major network television show for something unrelated to being transgender.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Janis Joplin was fined $200 for using obscene language onstage in Tampa, FL.

03-04-1970 Edward Gal – Born in Rheden, Netherlands. He is a Dutch dressage rider. He 

and his most recent mount, the stallion Moorlands Totals (nicknamed “Toto”), were triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, becoming the first horse-rider partnership ever to sweep the three available dressage gold medals at a single FEI World Games. Gal is in a long-term relationship with teammate Hans Peter Minderhoud. He has been interviewed in several Dutch media outlets about being gay and his relationship with Minderhoud. Gal is considered the “rock star” of dressage.

1971 – Village Voice columnist Jill Johnston (May 17, 1929 – September 18, 2010) comes out in her article Lois Lane is a Lesbian, sparking a controversy between feminism and lesbianism that results in various Johnston antics including simulating an orgy during a panel discussion moderated by Norman Mailer. Jill was an American feminist author and cultural critic who wroteLesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. She was also a leader of the lesbian separatist movement of the 1970s.

1972 – The California DMV reports that while the majority of the 65,000 vanity license plates have presented no censorship issues for the department, a few plates, including “HOMO”, “GAYLIB”, “EAT ME”, and “LOVE69″ have been banned.

1973 – Two weeks after the National Organization for Women passed a resolution establishing the fight for lesbian rights as a “top priority,” feminist Betty Friedan publicly accuses “man-hating” lesbians of trying to take over the organization.

1975, Canada – Eighteen gay men, the owner and customers of an Ottawa model agency and dating service, are arrested and charged with sexual offences in what became known as “Ottawa sex scandal.” Names are released by police and published by the press. Police allege “homosexual vice ring.”

1978

Disco peaking as heteros copy gay men clubs

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac had just set the Rock Era record of 31 weeks at #1 on the Album chart and the LP that supplanted it, the “Saturday Night Fever” Soundtrack, was generating huge sales and seven weeks at #1.

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

1989

After Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” debuts in a Pepsi commercial on US television, Roman Catholic groups around the world protest, calling the video, which contains both religious and sexual imagery, “blasphemy”.

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

1993 –

Whitney Houston gave birth to Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.

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

2018 – Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes are nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for producing Strong Island, which Ford also directed. As such, Ford was the first openly transgender man to be nominated for any Academy Award, and the first openly transgender director to be nominated for any Academy Award. Strong Island is about the murder of his brother William Ford, which occurred in 1992. Yance Ford is an African-American transgender producer and director. Ford graduated from Hamilton College in 1994, and beginning in 2002 he worked as a series producer at PBS for ten years.In2011 he was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He also received the 2011–2012 Fledgling Fund Fellowship at MacDowell. In 2017 he was #97 on The Root 100, an “annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. Joslyn Barnes is a film producer and directorand co-founder of Louverture Films with Danny Glover. She is the author or co-author of numerous commissioned screenplays for feature films including the upcoming epic Toussaint.

2022

religion is delusional and is not the solution to sin, the problem it created.

LGBT charity likens ordinary work of churches to the Holocaust – The Christian Institute

A letter outlining the concerns of church leaders to a broad ‘conversion therapy’ ban has been likened to the Holocaust by an LGBT charity.www.christian.org.uk

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes the German Holocause was caused by Christianity with Vatican Sanction. Readers should also apply the Canada Residential Schools.

First books, then people:

https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2022/03/03/local-lgbt-author-speaks-out-against–don-t-say-gay–bill

LGBT author speaks out against bill dubbed ‘Don’t Say Gay’

The bill prohibits instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in K-3 grades.www.mynews13.com

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https://www.newsweek.com/texas-republicans-demand-school-districts-ban-pornographic-lgbt-books-1684807

Texas Republicans Demand School Districts Ban ‘Pornographic’ LGBT Books

The graphic novel “Gender Queer: A Memoir” contains some illustrations depicting oral sex that have proven controversial.www.newsweek.com

https://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/19967366.lgbt-history-month-doon-academy-tackle-homophobic-stigma/

LGBT History month: Doon Academy tackle homophobic stigma | Cumnock Chronicle

Doon Academy staff and pupils recently held their first ever ‘football versus homophobia’ day to tackle stigmas in football and in society as a…www.cumnockchronicle.com

Disney World’s Gay Day started a social revolution in the 1990s

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/lgbt-activists-hold-protest-in-front-of-walt-disney-world-asking-disney-to-speak-out-against-floridas-dont-say-gay-bill/Content?oid=31118409

LGBT activists hold protest in front of Walt Disney World asking Disney to speak out against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

As Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill moves forward in the state’s Senate, protests are breaking out everywhere from high schools to the House of…www.orlandoweekly.com

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-nyc-mayor-eric-adams-meets-with-lgbtq-leaders-city-hall-appointments-20220303-c4x2dd2kzjg3nnvtp7acvpopnm-story.html

NYC Mayor Adams meets with LGBT leaders over controversial appointments – New York Daily News

“We want an office that has a budget,” said prominent LGBTQ activist Allen Roskoff, who pointed to similar offices that existed under the leadership of Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor Ed Koch. “He needs to have recognizable LGBT people everywhere.”www.nydailynews.com

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/renfrewshire/kids-staff-paisley-charity-go-26383908

Kids and staff at Paisley charity go the distance to support LGBT community – Daily Record

Youngsters at Paisley-based youth organisation Kibble danced, cycled and walked 331km to help raise funds and champion diversity within the organisation.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

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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.

June 11 for LGBTQ2

Censorship, particularly of women’s sexuality – and rights advances:

June 11, 1959

The U.S. Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The ban was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals the following March.

June 11, 1963

U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which included equal access to public facilities, an end to segregation in education, and guaranteed federal protection of voting rights.

in 2020:

Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers …https://clousebrown.com › supreme-court-lgbt

homosexual and transgender persons were deemed included for employment and housing protections

In an attempt to halt desegregation by the enrollment of black students Vivian Malone and James Hood, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood defiantly in front of the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. He eventually stepped aside after being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, federal marshals, and the Alabama Army National Guard.

1966

Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco)

1986

Madonna released the single “Papa Don’t Preach” in the United States.

1988

Nelson Mandellas 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

George Michael remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “One More Try”. George Michael’s album Faith had been bumped from #1 three times on the Album chart and each time, it returned to the top spot, a remarkable achievement.  On this date, it was in week #11 at #1.

1990

Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador. At first, she uses her position to encourage recycling and avoid chemicals harmful to animals, but later takes a more forceful and controversial stand in opposing fracking, which puts her at odds with the Australian mining industry.

1991

Natalie Cole releases “Unforgettable…with Love”, covering her father’s standards, (Grammy Album of the Year)

1993

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people convicted of “hate crimes” could be sentenced to additional punishment.

1999

Ricky Martin appeared on the NBC-TV show Today in New York City.

2002

“American Idol” created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon CowellPaula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox. A singing competition judged by three hosts, it becomes one of the most popular network reality shows and launches a number of careers, with many contestants – and not just winners – becoming stars.

Over three hundred guests, including Ringo Starr and Elton John witnessed Paul McCartney marry his fiancee, Heather Mills, at an Irish castle. All three of Paul’s children from his marriage to Linda Eastman also attended. While the reception’s menu was vegetarian, it was, in Paul’s words, “very liquid and alcoholic. It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll wedding. We are going to have family and friends and a lot of fun.” Unfortunately, the pair would split in 2006 and divorce two years later.

2008

The U.S. Congress heard singer Nancy Sinatra’s plea for legislation requiring that all performers – not just songwriters – be compensated when their songs are played on commercial radio.

The American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s ‘live’ music was re-recorded for reruns. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violated a collective bargaining agreement.

2009

Cher’s lesbian daughter, Chastity Bono, announced that she would undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man. Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition and, in May 2010, he legally changed his gender to male and name to Chaz.

2012

Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road.

2021

lesbian bars are disappearing and lesbians are under attack

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/21-lesbian-bars-remain-in-the-america-owners-share-why-they-must-be-protected21 lesbian bars remain in America. Owners share why they must be protected | PBS NewsHourOwners and general managers of lesbian bars share what makes these queer spaces vital, how they survived the pandemic, and why this part of LGBTQ nightlife needs to be preserved.www.pbs.org

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/06/09/teenage-lesbian-couple-post-homophobic-attack-on-facebook/Homophobic attack on teenage lesbian couple posted to Facebook“Y’all are trying to stand out. I could give a shit less about what you want and what you think you might want to be…”www.losangelesblade.com

bashing lgbtq continues

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/pride-crosswalk-incident-saskatoon-1.6061517Homophobic incident at Saskatoon rainbow crosswalk shows need for Pride, says transgender man | CBC NewsLogan Roberts was painting at the crosswalk with his wife when a man approached and started to yell www.cbc.ca

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/10/young-gay-man-gang-rape-torture-homophobia-santa-catarina-brazil-jair-bolsonaro/Young gay man gang-raped and tortured as hatred spirals in Jair Bolsonaro’s BrazilIn an act of ‘barbaric’ violence, a gay 22-year-old was gang-raped and tortured in Brazil, touching off fear and frustration among activists.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/i-fled-conversion-therapy-as-a-gay-man-in-gabon-now-im-living-on-less-than-6-a-day-1043226‘I fled conversion therapy as a gay man in Gabon – now I’m living on less than £6 a day’‘Will I just die in this process, in this system, this pandemic? Am I just going to be another statistic?’inews.co.uk

https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/the-brave-new-wave-of-gay-male-pop-stars-from-lil-nas-x-to-troye-sivan/The brave new wave of gay male pop stars, from Lil Nas X to Troye SivanAs we celebrate Pride Month, Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan and a brave new wave of young gay male pop stars are more visible and visionary than ever, making proud and provocative statements about their sexuality.nypost.com

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/a36657686/orion-carloto-bisexuality-sexualisation-male-gaze/Orion Carloto: my bisexuality does not exist for male titillationThe writer and poet says bisexual women carry a heavy stigma – it’s time that changedwww.harpersbazaar.com

In a video statement, Ms Forstater said: “I’m proud of the role I’ve played in clarifying the law and encouraging more people to speak up”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57426579Maya Forstater: Woman wins tribunal appeal over transgender tweets – BBC NewsMaya Forstater lost her job at a think tank over tweets saying people cannot change their biological sex.www.bbc.com

Women’s human rights and women’s protections owing to historic oppression are being eroded

it is curious that the feelings of transwomen are being put above women’s rights and safety in public. with lesbians being particularly singled out for censor.

the danger is from heterosexuals

lesbians and gay men are not raping or murdering transwomen

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/southeast-heightened-danger-protections-trans-people-rcna1159In the Southeast, heightened danger and few protections for trans peopleTransgender people in the Southeast face a disproportionate amount of fatal violence, according to advocates.www.nbcnews.com

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/557836-desantis-says-he-would-sign-ban-of-surgery-for-transgender-youthDeSantis says he would sign ban of surgery for transgender youth | TheHillFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Monday that he would sign legislation banning transgender youth from getting gender reassignment surgery.thehill.com

june 10 for lgbtq2

1865

Richard Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” premiered in Munich, Germany.


Siegfried Wagner – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Siegfried_Wagner

Siegfried Helferich Richard Wagner (6 June 1869 – 4 August 1930) was a German composer … Harden accused several public figures, most notably Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg-Hertefeld, a friend of Kaiser Wilhelm II, of homosexuality.
How Forbidden Love Benefited Opera | Psychology Today …www.psychologytoday.com › blog › checkpoints › ho…

Sep. 27, 2019 — Yet, his infatuation for Richard Wagner is perhaps most intriguing. Wagner was certainly not gay, having happily carried on a decade-long affair …
Is Richard Wagner Simultaneously the Most Controversial and …pitchfork.com › alex-ross-wagnerism-book-interview

Sep. 16, 2020 — “Do gay people care about Richard Wagner?” The woman … Wagner, who died in 1883, was one of Hitler’s favorite composers. His “Rienzi” …

1922

Born on this day, Judy Garland, singer, actress. Played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’ sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’. ‘Over The Rainbow’ was voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America. She died June 22nd 1969 of a barbiturate overdose.

In gay slang, a “friend of Dorothy” (FOD) is a gay man; and more broadly, any LGBTQ person. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a friend of Dorothy was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning.
Friend of Dorothy – Wikipedia

1925

Tennessee officials approved state public school use of a new biology text book that denied the theory of evolution.

1978

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta teamed up to take “You’re The One That I Want” to the top of the Billboard chart. In the UK, the record would be number one for nine weeks.

1988

George Michael played the first of 6 sold-out nights at Earls Court in London, England, during his 137-date Faith World Tour. Tickets cost £14.50 ($25) and £12.50 ($21.25).

1989

Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’, became her 18th UK Top 5 hit, a new record for a female artist.

Bette Midler achieves her only US number one record when “Wind Beneath My Wings” topped the Billboard chart. Although the song would only stay on top for a week, it would win Grammy Awards for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year.

1993

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor took out a full-page ad in the Irish Times asking the public to “stop hurting me please.” She blamed her troubles on abuse she suffered as a child. O’Connor was still being criticized for ripping up a picture of the Pope during an appearance on Saturday Night Live the previous October.

2009

The daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, Chastity was set to undergoing a gender change shortly after Bono’s 40th birthday in March and more than a decade after having come out as a lesbian.

2020
Taking a stand in the tragic death of George Floyd, the only daughter of Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley, showed her support of people of color: Lisa Marie Presley Supports #BlackOutTuesday in Solidarity

2021

Discrimination continues despite rights won at courts

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/almost-half-of-lgb-professionals-experience-discrimination-at-work-and-its-even-worse-for-people-of-color-11623350297Almost half of LGB professionals experience discrimination at work — and it’s even worse for people of color – MarketWatchBlack LGB professionals ‘experience the most intense discrimination based on their sexual orientation,’ a new report says.www.marketwatch.com

trans rights are going beyond housing, employment and participation in the public square – and are now in conflict with the protections gained by women owing to biology based oppression over human history across all cultures

and concerningly, removing language from government, medical and therapy which is used by women to describe women’s own gender experience and sexuality expression.

https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/06/12/continental-europe-enters-the-gender-warsContinental Europe enters the gender warsGermany and Spain reject laws on gender self-identification | Europewww.economist.com

unless this includes lesbians and gay men and bisexuals not dating transperson, this is not affirming of all identities

which, gay man and lesbian are same gender attracted – so, for these identities: transpersons are clothes away from heterosexual sex, which gay and lesbian sexuality is distinct from

the bisexual and pansexual bickering has to stop too

along with the recognition of transgender as a diagnosis

while nonbinary and androgenous are culture role rejecting personal expression

https://www.businessinsider.in/advertising/ad-agencies/news/to-normalise-acceptance-of-all-identities-and-pronoun-sharing-vmlyr-launches-a-new-website-with-vibrant-virtual-backgrounds-for-all-cis-transgender-and-non-binary-individuals/articleshow/83366440.cmsTo normalise acceptance of all identities and pronoun sharing, VMLY&R launches a new website with vibrant virtual backgrounds for all cis, transgender and non-binary individuals | Business Insider IndiaSharing and asking for correct pronouns is an act of better allyship. VMLY&R takes a step forward towards acceptance by launching a new website that offerswww.businessinsider.in

https://ew.com/tv/loki-gender-fluid-tom-hiddleston-teaser/Loki director confirms gender-fluidity of Tom Hiddleston’s trickster | EW.com‘Loki’ director says it was ‘important’ to make character’s gender-fluidity canon in the MCU.ew.com

just let that headline sink in…. Gender fluid trickster….

Queer for May 5

May 5, 1973

David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when ‘Aladdin Sane’ started a five-week run at the top, featuring the single ‘Drive In Saturday’. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”.

2010

Sonny and Cher‘s only child, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, appeared in a Santa Monica, California court where a judge signed off on an official gender and name change. The judge ruled that the gender reassignment is complete.

queer for march 31

queer for March 31

1983
Rockwell ruled for a fifth week on the R&B chart with “Somebody’s Watching Me”.

1990
David Bowie hit #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Changes Bowie.

1991
Whitney Houston performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Norfolk Naval Air Station for American soldiers returning from the Gulf War. Her recording of the anthem sold more than 750,000 records in only nine days.

1995
Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, a lesbian. Saldivar had been fired for embezzlement.

2002
Celine Dion began the first of four weeks at the top of the U.K. Album chart with A New Day Has Come.

2010
Cher’s first child, Chaz Bono, asked a judge to formally change his name and gender following the sex change surgery he had last year. The 41-year-old, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, became Chaz Salvatore according to a petition filed in Los Angeles. Salvatore was his father Sonny Bono’s real first name.

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