LGBTQ2 for October 27

1903, Germany – “I am of the firm conviction,’ Sigmund Freud famously wrote to the newspaper Die Zeit in 1905, that homosexuals must not be treated as sick people.”

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1951  – The Belgium postal service issues stamps with gay lovers Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud. Jean Nicolas Arthur (20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet who is known for his influence on modern literature and arts, which prefigured surrealism. Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and for being a restless soul, having engaged in an at times violent romantic relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine, which lasted nearly two years. Paul-Marie Verlaine (30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Decadent movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry. Rimbaud and Verlaine began a short but torrid affair. They led a wild, vagabond-like life spiced by absinthe and hashish, and were known as the “poets from hell.”

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

1964

31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono marries 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years – and produced Chaz Bono

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Forty members of the Gay Activist Alliance including Vito Russo (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990), Morty Manford (1950-1992), Jim Owles (1947-1993), Arnie Kantrowitz (born November 26, 1940,, and Arthur Evans, and Columbia graduate student Pete Fisher invade the offices of Harper’s Magazine with a news crew from WOR-TV New York to protest the article  “Homo/Hetero: The Struggle for Sexual Identity which presented homosexuality as a mental illness. The article was written by Joseph Epstein who lamented homosexuals as “an affront to our rationality”. GAA president Arthur Evans verbally attacked editor Midge Decter for publishing an article which would add to the suffering of homosexuals. Although the Harper’s zap falls to elicit an official response from the magazine, it has an enormous impact oil future media coverage of lesbian and gay issues, in addition to leading to GAA’s national Television debut in a three part television news series on gay liberation.

1970: To protest a September 1970 Harper’s cover story entitled “The Struggle for Sexual Identity,” in which editor Joseph Epstein had lamented homosexuals as “an affront to our rationality” and homosexuality as “anathema,” Columbia graduate student Pete Fisher stages a sit-in at the magazine’s Park Avenue offices with 40 other Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) members. Although the sit-in does not elicit an official response from the magazine, it leads to GAA’s national Television debut and has an enormous impact on future media coverage of lesbian and gay issues.

1977, Canada – A meeting between Quebec Human Rights Commission and representatives of the gay group ADGQ results in public recommendation that the government amend Human Rights Charter to include sexual orientation.

1979

During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood’s Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion.

Lesbian fave: Anne Murray’s “Broken Hearted Me” was #1 on the Easy Listening chart for the third straight week, giving the popular Canadian 23 weeks at #1 in her career in that genre

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

1980

Barbra Streisand released the single “Guilty”.

1981

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

1984

 Big Country topped the U.K. Album chart with Steel Town.

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

1990 – The United States Congress repeals a law barring homosexuals from being admitted into the United States on grounds of mental illness.

1990: After 38 years on the books, a federal law prohibiting gay and lesbians foreigners from entering the U.S. is repealed by Congress.

1992, Canada – The Federal Court of Canada orders the military to lift the ban on gay and lesbian service personnel. The Defense Department declined to appeal the decision.

1992 – Allen Schindler (December 13, 1969 – October 27, 1992) , a gay American sailor, is beaten to death by his shipmates for being gay.  He was killed in a public toilet in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan, by Terry M. Helvey, who acted with the aid of an accomplice, Charles Vins, in what Esquire called a “brutal murder”. The case became synonymous with the debate concerning GBT members of the military that had been brewing in the United States culminating in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” bill. The events surrounding Schindler’s murder were the subject of ABC’s 20/20 episode and were portrayed in the 1997 TV film Any Mother’s Son. In 1998, Any Mother’s Son won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Made for TV Movie.

1992: The Federal Court of Canada orders the Canadian military to stop discriminating against gays.

1992: Allen R. Schindler, Jr., an American Radioman Petty Officer Third Class in the United States Navy, is brutally murdered for being gay. He was killed in a public toilet in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan by shipmate Terry M. Helvey, who acted with the aid of an accomplice, Charles Vins. The ensuing murder case becomes synonymous with the gays in the military debate that had been brewing in the United States culminating in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” bill.

October 27, 1997 – BET-TV withdrew an invitation to Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) to appear on a show with Angie and Debbie Winans. The Winans objected to his presence on the show which featured their anti-gay song “It’s Not Natural.” Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. He teaches politics at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York. Boykin’s wrote the book For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough August, 2012. From December 2003 until April 2006, Boykin served as president of the board of the National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington-based civil rights organization dedicated to fighting racism and homophobia which he co-founded.

1997 – Tommy Windsor, a top investigator with the South Carolina’s Attorney General’s office, is forced to resign  after emailing derogatory comments about people of color and homophobic slurs.

1998

Jazz singer Peggy Lee suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. She was left mute from the stroke.

1999,

Canada – The Ontario provincial government changed 67 statutes to give same-sex couples equal treatment as heterosexual couples.

USA:  The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas rules in Littleton v. Prange a post-operative transgender woman remains legally male and therefore her marriage to a biological male was invalid.

Blogger Nina Notes: marriage equality did not impact heterosexuals, and only changed queer culture to where now trans are trying to force heterosexuality on gays and especially lesbians with gender role reversal as if that is identity from demographic

1999 – U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley promised that if elected they would do everything in their power to ensure equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

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

2003: Statistics from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation show that 16.7 percent of hate crimes committed in the country in 2002 were due to bias against the victim’s perceived sexual orientation, the highest rate in the 12 years federal records have been kept.

2005 – WNBA basketball player Sheryl Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) comes out. She is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA, is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one of the league’s Top 15 Players of All Time at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. Swoopes has won three Olympic gold medals. She was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2017, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

2013Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland in April 2013. Afterwards he claimed on his website to be ‘bigger and stronger’ than ever.

2014

The Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Always On My Mind’ was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

2021

“image one thing a human being another” – Elvis Presley

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/26/david-beckham-warned-qatar-deal-will-damage-his-lgbt-friendly-image-15487913/David Beckham warned Qatar deal ‘will damage’ his LGBT-friendly image | Metro NewsPeter Tatchell has warned David Beckham that he is doing ‘grave damage’ to his gay icon status by becoming an ambassador for Qatar.metro.co.uk

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/26/fear-and-loathing-in-tbilisi-as-homophobic-attack-pain-remains-rawFear and loathing in Tbilisi as homophobic attack pain remains raw | EuronewsFour months on from a homophobic attack, @TbilisiPride’s offices have reopened. But the psychological scars remain.www.euronews.com

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211027-ghana-proposed-bill-threatens-homosexuals-with-long-prison-termsGhana: Proposed bill threatens homosexuals with long prison termsGhana’s parliament began considering a bill that would criminalise homosexuality and make advocating for LGBT people a crime. Human rights activists have sounded the alarm at plans to prosecute the L…www.france24.com

https://au.news.yahoo.com/archbishop-canterbury-criticises-ghana-anti-132342001.htmlArchbishop of Canterbury criticises Ghana anti-LGBT billJustin Welby says he is “gravely concerned” by a Ghanaian proposal that would punish people for being gay.au.news.yahoo.com

Culturalicide: the Ultimate cancelling of culture: genocide

https://globalnews.ca/news/8328558/pope-francis-visit-canada-indigenous-reconciliation-vatican/Pope Francis to visit Canada for Indigenous reconciliation, Vatican says – National | Globalnews.caPope Francis has agreed to visit Canada, the Vatican said on Wednesday in response to an invitation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.globalnews.ca

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-10-26/being-lgbt-in-portuguese-schools/63173Being LGBT in Portuguese schools – The Portugal NewsThe LGBT community, as it is commonly called, is an acronym that encompasses some of the existing sexual orientations: lesbians, gays, bisexuals and…www.theportugalnews.com

women and lgbt is not a group.. it is “not heterosexual men”

https://msmagazine.com/2021/10/25/women-lgbt-chorus-choir-singing-group-song-covid-pandemic-feminist/Together in Song: Women’s and LGBT Choruses Safely Thrive Amidst the Pandemic – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com

it is not a claim – it is observation

Trans offer reverse heterosexuality to lesbians with men as women and lesbians as if lesbians are men in women’s bodies

transwomen are no different from heterosexual incels who are confused that others have a right to say no

 without name calling, without arguing over word meaning

because those are red flags for exactly what kind of relationship is offered: abusive

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10132549/Lesbian-claims-shes-seen-people-identify-trans-women-bully-young-girls-relationship.htmlLesbian claims she’s seen people who identify as trans women ‘bully’ young girls into relationship | Daily Mail OnlineEXCLUSIVE: Lucy Masoud, 43, from London, responded to claims that lesbians have faced accusations of transphobia if they admit they are not attracted to trans women.www.dailymail.co.uk

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1766 – Christoffel Bosch van Leeuwarden, a seventy year old porter in the Netherlands, was convicted of seduction to sodomy and sentenced to three years of prison labor.

1893 – Jean Acker (October 23, 1893 – August 16, 1978) was an American film actress with a career dating from the silent film era through the 1950s. She was perhaps best known as the estranged wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926). Acker had an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945). Nazimova included Acker in what was dubbed the “Sewing circles“, a group of actresses who were forced to conceal the fact that they were lesbian or bisexual, thus living secret lives. Another of her female lovers wasactress Grace Darmond(November 20, 1893 – October 8, 1963)with whom she was involved during her relationship with Valentino.

1906, France – Albrto Santos-Dumot  (20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932) makes the first public European flight of an airplane in Europe. His plane, the Olseau de prole, (bird of prey)is considered the first to take off, fly, and land without the use of other assistance. Later that year he flew his fixed-wing aircraft, the 14B, to win the Deutsch-Achdeacon Prize. Three years before the Wright brothers, the gay Brazilian aviation pioneer becomes the first person to fly more than 80 feet under official observation. Seriously ill and said to be depressed over his multiple sclerosis and the use of aircraft in warfare, he hanged himself on July 23, 1932.

1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of being in a homosexual relationship. Moltke filed a civil suit, and though Harden was acquitted, the verdict was later overturned and he was found guilty. Moltke was an adjutant to Kaiser Wilhelm II and military commander of Berlin. The homosexual scandal known as the Harden-Eulenburg Affair rocked the Kaiser’s entourage. Moltke was forced to leave the military service.

1937 – Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay’s (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002)  former lover Stanley Haggart wrote to him after marrying a woman in an attempt to change his sexuality. “To think it had to take a marriage with its wedding night experiences to show me where my real affinity lies. Every cell in me screamed out in protest at my desecration of my body. At that time I knew that I belonged to you and you to me.” The two men were eventually reunited in 1938, but Harry had become increasingly active in meetings of the Communist Party and the two men were politically incompatible. Hay “abandoned” Stanley, whose homely domestic ideals he regarded as unrealistic, and Stanley in due course made a new life-match.

1942

All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”)

The Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43)https://www.discogs.com › releaseThe Classic Movie Musicals Of Ralph Rainger (1930-43) (LP) album … D7, On The Gay White Way. D8, I’m Still Crazy For You. D9, I Heard The Birdies Sing.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 23, 1954

Black radio giant WDIA in Memphis began banning all records with what they considered suggestive lyrics, including the Drifters’ “Honey Love,” the Bees’ “Toy Bell,” and the entire “Annie” series of singles by the Midnighters.

October 23, 1956Elvis got a visit from Nick Adams.

Image result for elvis and nick adams oct 56

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

1963

The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at Odeon Theatre, Nottingham, England.

1965 –Thirty-five members of the East Coast Homophile Organizations hold a second demonstration at the White House. However, demonstrators felt, with this event, that picketing the White House had lost its effectiveness as a tactic in support of gay rights.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

On the USA Song charts Cher made her move (10-4) with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”.  Joan Baez at 5 with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

1976

on the USA song charts “Fernando” by ABBA once again set the standard on the Easy Listening chart.

1977: Two thousand people demonstrated in downtown Montreal to protest October 22 bar raids. Police attack the demonstrators with motorcycles and billy-clubs and made further arrests. Truxx and another bar, Le Mystique, were simultaneously raided on Oct. 22, 1977. Fifty police officers wearing bulletproof vests and carrying machine guns conducted the raid, charging 146 patrons as “found-ins” and Truxx’s owner as a keeper of a common bawdy house. Detainees were held for eight hours in crowded cells, subjected to venereal disease testing and denied the opportunity to call their lawyers. Community response to the raid was quick. The night after the raid, two thousand people blocked a downtown intersection in protest. When police tried to break it up by driving their motorcycles into the crowd and clubbing people, protesters threw beer bottles. Hundreds turned up at a public forum, organized by l’Association pour les droits des gaies du Québec, and a defence committee for the found-ins was formed. It took five years for the charges against the Truxx patrons to be dropped.

1978 –

Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem I Will Survive is released. The song is about getting through a broken relationship and was quickly adopted by the gay community

Neil Diamond & Barbra participated in one of the greatest collaborations of the Era–“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.

1979: Former Winnipeg Free Press publisher Richard Malone pleads guilty to charges of buggery and obstructing justice. He is given a one-year sentence, following a “juvenile sex ring” investigation in February 1979.

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

1982 Culture Club were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, the group’s first chart topper and the first of 12 UK Top 40 hits. The song became a major hit after their memorable debut performance on Top Of The Pops when they stood in for Shakin’ Stevens who was ill and not able to appear.

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

1993 – In Helena, Montana the state supreme court ruled that “transvestitism” is not a sufficient reason to deny a father joint custody of his 3-year old child.

1994 – Andrew D. Kopkind (1935 – Oct. 23, 1994), a political journalist whose work appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books and The Nation, died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He was 59 and had homes in Manhattan and Guilford, Vt. With John Scagliotti, he was the host of “Lavender Hour,” a gay radio program on WBCN in Boston. He is survived by Mr. Scagliotti, an Emmy Award-winning American film director and producer, his companion of 24 years.

1998 – The Los Angeles City council condemns the “Making Sense of Homosexuality” conference, organized by the anti-gay National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, known as NARTH, saying that claims of “curing” homosexuals creates an atmosphere that can lead to anti-gay violence.”

1999 – Religious right leader Rev. Jerry Falwell and evangelical Christian supporters met with Rev. Mel White and gay Christians for an anti-violence forum.

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

2001

Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player called the iPod.

2002:  Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay  dies of lung cancer in hospice care. A  founder and architect of the modern gay rights movement, in 1950 Hay and four others formed one of the nation’s first gay rights organizations the Mattachine Society. Hay’s believed in the cultural minority status of homosexuals which led him to take a stand against assimilation. In June 1969, the Stonewall riots in New York marked a move toward a more radical and militant approach among gay rights activists; Hay however stated that “I wasn’t impressed by Stonewall, because of all the open gay projects we had done throughout the sixties in Los Angeles. As far as we were concerned, Stonewall meant that the East Coast was catching up.” The riot led to the emergence of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), with Hay involving  himself in the early development of its Los Angeles chapter.  Harry Hay passed away on October 24, 2002 at age 90. His ashes, mingled with those of his partner John Burnside, were scattered in the Nomenus Faerie Sanctuary, Wolf Creek, Oregon

2008

Beyonce went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘If I Were A Boy’, the singers fourth UK No.1 hit. Taken from her third solo album, I Am’ Sasha Fierce.

2017

This week, at the University of Maine, an anti-gay Christian preacher came on campus with a giant sign full of sins…But his yelling was no match for the students’ beautiful rendition of Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/21/university-of-maine-students-drown-out-anti-gay-preacher-with-elvis-song/#omsdercQk9kLmsDV.99

2019

Gay History – October 23: Almost Forgotten Gay Activist Harry …http://www.back2stonewall.com › Gay HistoryOct. 23, 2019 — October 23, 2002: Pioneering gay rights activist Harry Hay dies of lung cancer in hospice care.

2021

It is okay to be gay or lesbian and not bisexual, and it is okay to not date transpersons and it is okay to be bisexual or trans; it is okay to be heterosexual

so stop expecting others to go against their orientation:

no one has a right to your body, especially when you have no interest in theirs

from the article : It’s kind of a privilege that anybody gets to share your body in the first place, so as long as everything’s safe and consenting, put your pleasure first.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbnqd/how-to-explore-bisexuality-if-only-been-in-gay-relationshipsHow to Explore Bisexuality If You’ve Only Ever Been in Gay RelationshipsFrom one queer to another, it’s a minefield out there.www.vice.com

trans are bashing lesbians rather than the heteros who are the problem –

lesbians were not against trans rights, just disinterested in dating trans, and are being name called and excluded from LGBT… so the problem is NOT lesbians

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/22/grace-petrie-connectivity-trans-lesbian-transphobia/Folk star Grace Petrie has a stern message for transphobic lesbians: ‘Trans people are not the enemy’Grace Petrie explained how transphobia in Britain will become a “stain” on the country’s history, and will be looked back on with “shame”.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.opindia.com/2021/10/dabur-promotes-lesbian-karwa-chauth-slammed-lgbt-promoting-regressive-ideas/Dabur promotes lesbian Karwa Chauth, gets slammed by LGBT community for promoting ‘regressive’ ideas and productDabur’s Karwa Chauth advertisement features same sex couple using the company’s bleaching product to deck up for the Hindu ritual – OpIndia Newswww.opindia.com

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/23/coming-out-how-lgbt-nigerians-friends-wish-theyd-reacted/Coming out: How LGBT Nigerians’ friends wish they’d reacted – Erasing 76 CrimesIn a new video, friends of 3 LGBTIQ+ Nigerians tell how they reacted — and how they wished they’d reacted — when their friends revealed their sexual orientation.76crimes.com

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/One-of-the-oldest-LGBTQ-refuges-in-America-is-on-16555895.phpOne of the oldest LGBTQ refuges in America is on the verge of being erasedThe merger of Mills College with Northeastern may stop the school’s closure but it…www.sfchronicle.com

https://www.upworthy.com/grandpa-writes-powerful-letter-disowning-daughter-after-she-kicked-her-gay-son-out-of-her-houseGrandftaher writes open letter supporting gay grandson – Upworthy“You’re correct that we have a shame in the family, but mistaken about what it is.”www.upworthy.com

“They call us bigots and racist,” he said, adding that many of the gatekeepers in the coming book industry are “not letting people have a voice” if they’re conservative.

NIna Notes: centuries of oppression vs a few years of not being allowed to oppress others… conservatives had more than had their say, saying the same over and over decade after decade

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2021/october/comic-book-artist-quits-after-dc-announces-superman-will-be-lgbtComic Book Artist Quits After DC Announces Superman Will Be LGBT | CBN NewsAn artist with DC Comics said this week he’s leaving the company because he’s “tired of them ruining these characters.” His decision comes on the heels of the announcement that the next iteration of Superman will be bisexual.
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straight people are not the only audience

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/spencer-star-kristen-stewart-satisfyingly-slams-critics-lgbtq-representation-movies.html/‘Spencer’ Star Kristen Stewart Satisfyingly Slams Critics of LGBTQ Representation in MoviesActor Kristen Stewart responds to people who are against LGBTQ representation in movies such as ‘Eternals.’www.cheatsheet.com

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/rangers/2021/10/22/rangers-omit-lgbtq-acknowledgment-during-mlb-wide-spirit-day-initiative-frustrating-advocates/Rangers omit LGBTQ acknowledgment during MLB-wide Spirit Day initiative, frustrating advocatesThe Rangers on Thursday tried to participate in an MLB-sponsored social-media initiative against bullying of LGBTQ teens without actually acknowledging the…www.dallasnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/illinois-high-schoolers-survey-queers-use-bathroom-normal-people-rcna3582Illinois high schoolers survey if ‘queers’ should use the bathroom with ‘normal people’A survey asking students if they think “queers” should be allowed to use the school restroom circulated at an Illinois high school this week.www.nbcnews.com

https://thirdcoastreview.com/2021/10/22/review-broken-nose-theatres-audio-play-kingdom-tells-a-black-lgbtq-story-with-heart/Review: Broken Nose Theatre’s Audio Play, Kingdom, Tells a Black LGBTQ Story With Heart | Third Coast ReviewArthur and Henry are long time partners; they’ve lived together for 40 years in Orlando, in the shadow of the “Magic Kingdom.” Now same-sex marriage has been legalized and the question that …thirdcoastreview.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/22/petition-urges-white-house-to-develop-plan-to-protect-lgbtq-afghans/Petition urges White House to protect LGBTQ AfghansTaliban regained control of country on Aug. 15www.losangelesblade.com

as if bullying just happens mysteriously, can we name the demographic?

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/spirit-day-2021-renewed-importance-protect-lgbtq-youths-rcna3478Spirit Day 2021: ‘Renewed importance’ to protect LGBTQ youthsMillions of people worldwide are standing up against the bullying of LGBTQ youths by wearing purple for Spirit Day.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/ghana-s-president-calls-tolerance-parliament-considers-anti-lgbtq-law-n1282154Ghana’s president calls for tolerance as parliament considers anti-LGBTQ lawGhanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo emphasized the need for civil debate and tolerance as parliament works towards a vote on an anti-LGBTQ bill.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.timesofisrael.com/director-eric-steel-on-jewish-lgbtq-film-minyan-one-of-this-years-top-10/Director Eric Steel on Jewish-LGBTQ film ‘Minyan,’ one of this year’s top 10 | The Times of IsraelA surprisingly true to life depiction of Russian-Jewish immigrants in 1980s Brooklyn doesn’t hinder the universal message in the movie, opening Oct. 22 in NY and streaming Oct. 29www.timesofisrael.com

https://www.yourtango.com/news/what-did-harry-jowsey-say-about-james-charlesWhat Did Harry Jowsey Say About James Charles? | YourTangoHarry Jowsey Has Issued An Apology After An Audio Recording Surfaced Of Him Calling James Charles A Homophobic Slur. The Comment Comes After Jowsey Showed Support For Trans Women During An Appearance On A Podcast Last Month, Leading People To Question His Allyship With The LGBTQ Community.www.yourtango.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – October 23 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-23Oct. 23, 2017 — 1907, Germany – The Molte v. Harden trial begins in Germany. Journalist Maximillian Harden accused General Kuno Count von Moltke (1847–1923) of …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for october 6


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1791: France adopted The French Penal Code of 1791, marking it as the first Western European country to decriminalize same-sex acts. (h/t Quist)

1851 – Charity Bryant (May 22, 1777– October 6, 1851) dies and is interred with her lover of 44 years, Sylvia Drake, in Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Addison County, Vermont. This couple is most strongly documented in historian Rachel Hope Cleves‘ 2014 book Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. Charity was an American business owner and writer. She was a diarist and wrote acrostic poetry. Because there is extensive documentation for the shared lives of Bryant and her partner, Sylvia Drake, their diaries, letters and business papers have become an important part of the archive in documenting the history of same-sex couples.

October 6, 1889

The Moulin Rouge in Paris opened its doors to the public for the first time. The cabaret is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

1928 – The New York Timesreported that George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells had protested the seizure of the lesbian novel by Radfclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness, by English customs agents. The novel had been published in France and was being imported into England.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1963 –Judy Garland sings with Barbra Streisand on Judy’s variety show. It is their one and only performance together. Neither are lesbian but both are gay icons.

1968: A group of 12 people congregated for the first meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church in Huntington Park, California. Founded by Rev. Troy Perry, who held the first meeting in his living room, the religious organization centralizes its ministry efforts around the LGBT community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 6, 1972

During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded ‘The Jean Genie’, which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie’s biggest hit to date. The line “He’s so simple minded, he can’t drive his module” would later give the band Simple Minds their name.

1972 – Antonio Molina (c. 1939–1991)and William “Billie” Ert (c. 1942–1976)marry in Houston. Ert, a drag queen, and Molina, a shipping clerk, received the license through having Ert dress in drag; the county clerk’s office did not ask for their genders and issued them a marriage license, which they used to marry one day later. At that time, homosexuality was illegal in Texas. Although it was later declared null and void by the Texas Attorney General after a long legal battle, the union made international headlines and became a media sensation. The failed lawsuit sparked Texas legislation that specifically defined marriage as between a man and a woman, which it had not yet done, and was seen as a large setback for LGBT rights in the United States. After the wedding, Ert was fired from his job as a wig salesman, but continued to perform full-time as Mr. Vikki Carr in local nightclubs. The media storm prompted the real Vikki Carr to meet Ert and Molina on CBS in Houston in November 1972, with Ert in drag.

October 6, 1973

Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Half-Breed’, the singers second US No.1. The single didn’t chart in the UK.

1973, Canada – In Quebec City the first pan-Canadian conference of gay organizations is hosted by Centre humanitaire d’aide de libération 

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

1983

Barry Manilow played a benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1984

David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Tonight’, featuring the single ‘Blue Jean’.

on the usa charts at 5 Cyndi Lauper was on her way down with “She Bop” and at 8  Madonna’s “Lucky Star”   Another note:  the debut album from Madonna reached the Top 10 for the first time–in its 58th week of release.

1989 – Just two years after its first public showing, the AIDS Quiltreturns to Washington, D.C. with 10,848 panels. At its premiere it had only 1,920 panels.

1989, Mexico – The Permanent Revolution Circle ZYANYA of Lesbian Feminists organizes this first three-day forum at the School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


1989 – In reaction to a small, peaceful protest against federal neglect of people with AIDS, 200 San Francisco police officers rioted in the Castro neighborhood, beating protesters and passersby, sweeping seven city blocks of all pedestrians, and placing thousands in homes and business under house arrest for the duration. 

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

1990

George Michael’s masterpiece Listen Without Prejudice moved from 22 to 5.

1997 – Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain is published in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. The story, later turned into a hit movie, depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1981. In 2007, the composer Charles Wuorinen approached Proulx with the idea of turning her short story “Brokeback Mountain” into an opera. The opera of the same name with a libretto by Proulx herself premiered January 28, 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, to mixed reviews.

1997 – The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case filed by Sandy Nelson, a reporter who was demoted because she refused to stop her off-duty campaigning in support of a gay rights initiative in Washington. The Washington Supreme Court had ruled that a law barring discrimination in employment for political views did not apply to newspapers.

1998: Matthew Shepard was tragically attacked, pistol whipped, tied to a fence and left to die. He would later succumb to his injuries in a Ft. Collins, Colorado hospital. He would die of his injuries at a hospital in Ft Collins, Colorado on Oct. 12th. Perpetrators Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with first degree murder following Shepard’s death. Significant media coverage was given to the killing and what role Shepard’s sexual orientation might have played as a motive in the commission of the crime. The prosecutor argued that McKinney’s murder of Shepard was premeditated and driven by greed. McKinney’s defense counsel countered that he had only intended to rob Shepard, but had killed him in a rage when Shepard made a sexual advance towards him. McKinney’s girlfriend told police that he had been motivated by anti-gay sentiment, but later recanted her statement, saying that she had lied because she thought it would help him. Both McKinney and Henderson were convicted of the murder and each sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

For details on the Matthew Shepard story as a whole visit here.

1998 – The Ford Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches for its programs targeting at-risk gay and lesbian youth.

1999 – Donna Brazile (born December 15, 1959), an out lesbian, becomes Al Gore’s campaign manager. She is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016, until February 2017. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter MondaleGeraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary. In 1999, The New York Times Magazine described Brazile as an LGBT activist who served on the board of the Millennium March on Washington. The magazine said she is “highly protective of her privacy” and called her “openly ambiguous” about her sexual orientation. Brazile is described as “openly lesbian” in the 2002 book Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook.

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

2007

Queen’s groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK’s best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite.

2010

The cast of TV’s “Glee” surpassed the Beatles for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act, placing 75 songs to the Beatles’ 71

2013

LGBT History Month: 3 Queer Events On October 6 | HuffPost

2014:  The Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals on seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. That means that meant that the lower-court decisions striking down bans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia should go into effect, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in those states and any other state with similar bans in those circuits. 

2021

https://www.macleans.ca/culture/in-a-comedy-about-queer-south-asian-identity-a-yogurt-pot-can-be-more-than-a-pot-of-yogurt/In a comedy about queer South Asian identity, a yogurt pot can be more than a pot of yogurt – Macleans.caBilal Baig, star and creator of ‘Sort Of’ on CBC/HBO Max, breaks down a pivotal moment in the comedy series about belonging

https://www.autostraddle.com/calling-all-believers-autostraddle-is-fundraising-for-the-queer-and-not-too-distant-future/Calling All Believers: Autostraddle Is Fundraising for the Queer and Not-Too-Distant Future! – AutostraddleWe have a Gay Agenda to fulfill! And we can only do it with your help! Also, do not miss these perks! We’re not kidding.www.autostraddle.com

http://yonkerstimes.com/bisexual-greenburgh-cop-files-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/Bisexual Greenburgh Cop Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit | Yonkers TimesBy Dan Murphy A bombshell lawsuit against the Town of Greenburgh, the Greenburgh Police Department, and 16 Greenburgh Police officers alleges a pattern of sexual harassment against Officer Kristin Stein. The allegations in Stein’s lawsuit include a sexual assault from a 2019 incident in the Greenburgh Police headquarters where Office Stein was learning over a […]Show Moreyonkerstimes.com

https://www.pride.com/comingout/2021/10/05/pro-baseball-player-keiran-lovegrove-comes-out-bisexualThese 41 Celebrities Came Out in 2021 (So Far)Elvira, JoJo Siwa, Colton Underwood, and so many more!www.pride.com

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/fashion/bretman-rock-playboy-magazines-first-gay-male-model-cover-fashion-7555374/‘I’m so pretty’: Bretman Rock is Playboy magazine’s first gay male cover model | Lifestyle News,The Indian ExpressTaking to Instagram, where he has 17.8 million followers, Rock shared some pictures. He wore the famous bunny ears, a bow-tie, black stockings and matching satin gloves, accessorising with a lot of blingindianexpress.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10059767/Faux-lesbian-Russian-pop-duo-t-T-u-confirm-comeback-plans.htmlFaux-lesbian Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. confirm comeback plans | Daily Mail OnlineRussian pop duo t.A.T.u. have confirmed plans to reunite almost 20 years after topping the charts with their mega hit All The Things She Said.www.dailymail.co.uk

people who flip through words as if casual labels…. instead of lived experience

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/topless-xr-protester-might-lesbian-25143727Topless XR protester ‘might be lesbian’ after split with ‘supportive’ boyfriend – Daily StarLaura Amherst has broken up with her long-term boyfriend after coming to the realisation that she ‘might be a lesbian’ because she just ‘doesn’t get turned on by men anymore’www.dailystar.co.uk

https://www.outsports.com/2021/10/5/22709943/mlb-baseball-playoffs-world-series-pride-swag-giveaways-rainbow-lgbtqThe 10 MLB Playoff teams as ranked by LGBTQ Pride swag – OutsportsSurprise! The Giants are going to do really well on this list.www.outsports.com

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dahliaadler/lgbt-lgbtq-books-books-freelance-freelance-books-bfdc-books16 LGBTQIA YA Novels To Devour This FallGrab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and get ready for thrills, chills, secrets, and a whole lot of feelings.www.buzzfeed.com

https://globalnews.ca/video/8247007/caring-for-lgbtq-seniorsCaring for LGBTQ Seniors | Watch News Videos OnlineWatch Caring for LGBTQ Seniors Video Online, on GlobalNews.caglobalnews.ca

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-58813525Ghana LGBT: Why high profile Ghanaian professors, lawyers dey fight against anti-gay bill – BBC News PidginFor July, debate bin dey ground on bill wey fit criminalise LGBTQ+ activismwww.bbc.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 19

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1551, France – Henri III (19 September 1551 – 2 August 1589) is born at Fontainebleu, France. He was the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the House of Valois. Reports that Henry engaged in same sex relations with his court favorites, known as the mignons, date back to his own time. On August 1, 1589, Henry III lodged with his army at Saint-Cloud, and was preparing to attack Paris, when a young fanatical Dominican friarJacques Clément, carrying false papers, was granted access to deliver important documents to the king. The monk gave the king a bundle of papers and stated that he had a secret message to deliver. The king signaled for his attendants to step back for privacy, and Clément whispered in his ear while plunging a knife into his abdomen. Clément was then killed on the spot by the guards.

1906 – Glesca Catherine Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987) was an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova(June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945), silent screen actress and a legend of her time. Glesca met Nazimova when both were cast in a production at the Civic Repertory Theater. Glesca later lived with Nazimova at the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard near the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. In the silent film era, the hotel had been an estate that was Nazimova’s home. Glesca lived there with in a villa on the grounds until Nazimova’s death in 1945. Glesca was also the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff (April 19, 1846 – March 28, 1916), theatrical benefactor and main patron of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. Emily was married to Hume Cronyn, though they never lived together and Emily insisted the marriage remain a secret. Marshall and Woodruff are buried together at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1942, UK – Paul Huson (born 19 September 1942) is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft, he has worked extensively in the film and television industries. His frequent collaborator and lover for forty-nine years was screenwriter William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Organized by activist Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), a small group picketed New York City’s Whitehall Street Induction Center after the confidentiality of gay men’s draft records was violated. Randy Wicker (born February 3, 1938), Renee Cafiero, and other activists, and representatives of the New York League for Sexual Freedom picket the Whitehall Induction Center in protest of the Military’s anti-gay and -lesbian policies. This action has been identified as the first gay rights demonstration in the United States.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 19, 1970

Lesbian fave Anne Murray enjoyed her fourth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Sydney, Australia – John Ware and Christabel Poll, founders of the newly formed Campaign Against Moral Persecution, Inc. (CAMP, Inc.) become the first gay man and the first lesbian, respectively, to come out in the country’s history when an interview featuring them is published in the newspaper The Australian. 

1975

Queen signed John Reid, manager of Elton John, to be their manager as well.

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

1985

A US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convenes to discuss the “contents of music and the lyrics of records” following pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center.  the recording industry eventually agreed to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.

1987

The third annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with John Mellencamp, John Denver, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Lou Reed among the performers.

Whitney Houston climbed to #1 on the AC chart with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was the new #1 album, and at number 8  Whitney by Whitney Houston on the USA LP Charts

1988

Erasure’s “A Little Respect” was released.

Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960) is injured during the Seoul Olympics. His head strikes the springboard during the preliminary rounds, leading to a concussion. He completed the preliminaries despite his injury. He then earned the highest single score of the qualifying round for his next dive and repeated the dive during the finals, earning the gold medal by a margin of 25 points.

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

1992

“The One” was released by Elton John.

 1997 

VH1 aired “Storytellers” live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

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

2000

Madonna‘s album “Music” was released.

The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each. (Blogger Nina wonders where The Beatles are on this list)

2003, Belize – Same-sex sexual activity is banned with a 10-year jail sentence if caught.

2008, 
George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in the Hampstead Heath area of London for possession of Class A and C drugs. He was taken to a local police station and cautioned for controlled substance possession.

2009
Whitney Houston returned to #1 on the Album chart for the first time in 17 years with I Look To You.

2014, A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had “too much colour” already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher’s long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar.

2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-18/china-s-crackdown-sets-sights-on-lgbtq-citizens-gamers-effeminate-menChina’s Crackdown Sets Sights on LGBTQ Citizens, Gamers, Effeminate MenXi’s new China means conformity at all costs. That means the space for minorities and misfits of any type is closing fast in a society where the image of a model citizen is becoming more tightly defined.www.bloomberg.com

https://www.cbc.ca/news/lgbt-issues-missing-federal-election-1.6178731LGBTQ issues lacking in federal election, say voters from Sask. community | CBC NewsLGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to their community during the election campaign.www.cbc.ca

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/09/19/black-powder-used-in-maguindanao-blast-that-targeted-lgbt-volleyball-players/‘Black powder’ used in Maguindanao blast that targeted LGBT volleyball players | Rene AcostaA HOMEMADE bomb made up of “black powder” was used for an explosion that killed one person and wounded seven others in Datu Piang in Maguindanao, authorities said on Sunday as they continued to investigate the blast. Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar, spokesman of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion, said the…businessmirror.com.ph

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lgbt-veterans-booted-out-army-25017573LGBT veterans booted out of army for being gay win right to lay wreath at Cenotaph – Mirror OnlineUp to 20,000 servicemen and women were dismissed from the armed forces for being gay and some had their medals stripped – now LGBT support group Fighting With Pride has won the right to join the march-pastwww.mirror.co.uk

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thousands-march-ukraine-lgbt-rights-safety-80107859Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety – ABC NewsSome 7,000 people have gathered in Ukrainian capital for the annual March for Equality in support of the rights of the country’s LGBT communityabcnews.go.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 19 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 19

LGBTQ2 for September 16

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1730, Amsterdam – Navy Chief of Detectives Laurens Hospuijn (? – September 16, 1730) is executed for Sodomy in Amsterdam. He is executed by being strangled and thrown into the water with a 100-pound weight.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

on the USA song charts, at 9 ”, Elton John scored another Top 10 hit with “Honky Cat”

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

1989

Cher’s comeback song “If I Could Turn Back Time” was 7 on the USA charts

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

1992

Barbra Streisand made her first live appearance in six years at a fundraiser for the U.S. Democratic party.

1994 – At the insistence of the U.S., the United Nations suspends the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) from observer status because of allegations that ILGA’s members include groups that promote pedophilia.

Blogger Nina recalls: Of the over 100 organizations, I think 26 were pedophilia or supportive – and in Vancouver this would lead to Cindy Filipenko being fired as editor of Xtra West for calling Pink Triangle Press, the publisher out for supporting. ILGA was the first nongovernment organization to have observer status – and pedophiles are not LGBTQ2 – who are adults with consenting adults. Pedophiles are criminals – which the UN continues to have unresolved issues of aid workers exploiting children, who were often child soldiers.

1994 – Richard A. Heyman (1935 – September 16, 1994) dies. He was mayor of Key West, Florida from 1983 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989. He was one of the first openly gay public officials in the United States. Under his leadership, the City of Key West passed a resolution to make it illegal for employers to fire staff who had HIV/AIDS.Heyman died of AIDS-related pneumonia on September 16, 1994 at 59 years old. His papers are held at the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York. The Richard A. Heyman Environmental Pollution Control Facility in Key West was named in his honor. In 2010, a documentary about Richard Heyman’s first term as mayor, directed by John Mikytuck, entitled The Newcomer, was released. Heyman’s long-time partner was artist John Kiraly.

1996

Actor /dancer/screenwriter Gene Nelson died of cancer at 76.(Gentleman’s Agreement, Oklahoma!, The West Point Story, Tea for Two, Lullaby of Broadway, I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now, This Is the Army, She’s Working Her Way Through College, The Atomic Man, Apartment for Peggy)/director (The Donna Reed Show, Mod Squad, I Dream of Jeannie, Kissin’ Cousins, Harum Scarum, The Cool Ones)

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

2013 –

Israeli couple, Yuval Topper-Erez, a transman, and his husband Matan, became the first to be jointly recognized as biological fathers

Former Village People vocalist Victor Willis won a legal battle that began in 2011 to reclaim the rights to more than 30 of the Disco group’s hit songs. Willis, who portrayed a traffic cop in the band, left the group in 1979 and transferred his rights to 33 tracks, including “Y.M.C.A.” and “In the Navy”, to his publisher. After having a change of heart, he filed suit to win back ownership of the tunes.

2015

Sotheby’s announced that they would be auctioning Janis Joplin’s pearl-white 1965 Porsche 365c 1600 Cabriolet next December. Joplin drove the car, painted with a kaleidoscopic Flower Power mural, until her death in October, 1970.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 8

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1907 – Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) and Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877 – March 7, 1967) meet in Paris for the first time and stay together until Stein’s death in 1946. Gertrude was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Alice was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Gertrude and Alice hosted a Paris salon where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1975 – Vietnam veteran Sgt. Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988) appears on the cover of TIME Magazine stating, “I am a homosexual.” Matlovich was the first gay US service member to come out. When he died, he was buried without a name and known only as Gay Vietnam Veteran. His epitaph reads: ‘When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.’

Neil Sedaka and Elton John released the single “Bad Blood”.

1978

David Bowie’s “Stage” album was released by RCA Records.

1979

dropping to eight on the USA Song charts, Barbra Streisand with “The Main Event/Fight”

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

1983 – The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules that federal immigration authorities cannot prevent lesbians and gay men from entering the country purely on the basis of their sexuality

1984

 Cyndi Lauper had #3 on the USA charts with “She Bop”

1988

Elton John holds an auction of his stage costumes in London, England and nets $6.2 million.

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

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

2003

In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.

2006

Whitney Houston filed for divorce from Bobby Brown.

2008 – Rachel Maddow (born April 1, 1973) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian anchor of a major prime-time news program in the United States as host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. In 1995 Rachel Maddow became the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons. Maddow splits her time between Manhattan, New York and West Cummington, Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula. They met in 1999, when Maddow was working on her dissertation. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. In a 2012 interview, she stated, “It doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember.”

2012 – Ana Ima Rivera Lassen (born 1955) becomes the third woman, first Black woman, and first openly lesbian person to be the president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of lawyers. She has received many awards and honors for her work in the area of women’s rights and human rights, including the Capetillo-Roqué Medal from the Puerto Rican Senate, the Martin Luther King/Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Prize, and the Nilita Vientós Gastón Medal. She is a practicing attorney and serves on the faculty of several universities in Puerto Rico; she currently serves on the advisory council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch.

2014

Cher was forced to postpone the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an acute viral infection.

2021

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/07/raven-symone-character-disney-lesbian/Raven-Symoné didn’t want her That’s So Raven character to be a lesbianRaven-Symoné spilt hot tea about her iconic Disney character, including that she could have been queer. But the actor said she turned it down.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.autostraddle.com/carly-usdin-first-date/Carly Usdin’s “First Date”: A Ten-Minute Lesbian Rom-Com That’ll Make You SwoonCarly wrote and directed First Date for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine’s MEET CUTE series — and, as usual, their short films make me wish I was watching their feature films or Netflix series!www.autostraddle.com

https://www.newsweek.com/mob-attacks-20-year-old-gay-man-carves-homophobic-slur-his-flesh-1626898Mob Attacks 20-Year-Old Gay Man, Carves Homophobic Slur Into His FleshSpanish police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, said a spokesman at a press conference.www.newsweek.com

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-gay-attack-lgbt-radical-b1916340.htmlRadical groups targeting gay men warns Spanish minister after Madrid attack | The IndependentLatest attack comes after a gay man was killed in Julywww.independent.co.uk

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-suicide-prevention_n_6137732de4b0aac9c01c11c3I Was A Gay Boy Who Tried To Kill Myself. Now I Know It Wasn’t My Fault. | HuffPost“For a long time, I thought I was the problem. I now know the problem was never me.”www.huffpost.com

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boy-charged-assault-student-draped-gay-pride-flag-79884012Boy charged in assault on student draped in gay pride flag – ABC NewsAuthorities say a Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteriaabcnews.go.com

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/08/40-years-celebrity-interviews-attitudes-gay-menWhat 40 years of celebrity interviews taught me about attitudes towards gay men | Tim Walker | The GuardianIt used to be ‘Don’t talk about my private life!’ to avoid a tabloid onslaught. Thankfully there’s more acceptance todaywww.theguardian.com

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/09/07/iowa-students-stage-walkout-winterset-junior-high-teacher-placed-leave-bisexual-lgbt-pride-flag/5755797001/Iowa students stage walkout after Winterset teacher placed on leaveWinterset Junior High students walked out of school Tuesday in protest over a teacher being place on administrative leave.www.desmoinesregister.com

anyone surprised?

https://patientengagementhit.com/news/medical-schools-lack-proper-data-to-address-lgbtq-health-disparitiesMedical Schools Lack Proper Data to Address LGBTQ Health DisparitiesMedical schools are failing to collect gender and sexual orientation data from students, which prevents them from addressing LGBTQ health disparities.patientengagementhit.com

anyone still surprised?

https://baptistnews.com/article/research-documents-how-fundamentalists-view-lgbtq-inclusion-as-a-zero-sum-game-they-are-losing/Research documents how fundamentalists view LGBTQ inclusion as a zero-sum game they are losing – Baptist News GlobalFundamentalist Christians are more likely than the rest of Americans to see advances by the LGBTQ community as a zero-sum game that proportionately erodes religious liberty for Christians, according to a new set of academic studies.baptistnews.com

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The Lavender Effecthttps://thelavendereffect.org/2013/09/08/september-8-in-lgbtq-history/

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 29


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1844, UK – English writer Edward Carpenter (August 29, 1844 – June 28, 1929) was born in Brighton. He was an English socialist poetphilosopheranthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals. On his return from India in 1891, he met George Merrill, a working class man 22 years his junior, and the two men struck up a relationship, eventually cohabiting in 1898. Their relationship endured and they remained partners for the rest of their lives, a fact made all the more extraordinary by the hysteria about homosexuality generated by the Oscar Wilde trial of 1895. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, Carpenter had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo, and inspired E. M. Forster‘s novel Maurice.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1956 – Dancer and choreographer Mark Morris (August 29, 1956) is born in Seattle, Washington. He founded his own award-winning dance troupe. He is openly gay and lives in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. On November 28, 1980, he got together a group of his friends and put on a concert of his own choreography and called them the Mark Morris Dance Group. For the first several years, the company gave just two annual performances – at On the Boards in Seattle, Washington, and at Dance Theater Workshop in New York. In 1986, the company was featured on the nationally televised Great Performances – Dance in America series on PBS. In 1990, Morris and Mikhail Baryshnikov established the White Oak Dance Project. He continued to create works for this company until 1995. In 2013, Morris was the first choreographer and dancer to be the Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival.

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

August 29, 1967

Brian Epstein’s funeral is held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles, who wished to give his family privacy by not attracting the media and fans.

1969 – Me’Shell NdegéOcello is born Michelle Johnson (August 29, 1968). She became a widely respected, openly bisexual singer, songwriter, and bassist and the first female artist to be signed by Madonna’s Maverick label. NdegeOcello is bisexual and previously had a relationship with feminist author Rebecca Walker. NdegeOcello’s first son, Solomon, was born in 1989. As of 2011 she had been married to Alison Riley for five years, with whom she has a second son.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970

Anne Murray’s first hit “Snowbird” took over at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.

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

1980

Queen performed at the Forum in Montréal.

1987,

Mexico – The First National Conference of Lesbians is held in Guadalajara to unite the lesbian movement in Mexico in anticipation of Feminist Lesbians of Latin America and the Caribbean Conference. The result is the creation of the National Coordination of Lesbians.

Whitney by Whitney Houston had been the #1 album every week of its release, this was week 10.

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

1990

Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.

1992

Elton John spent a sixth week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The One”, his 43rd hit on that chart.

1993 – Twenty-nine people stage a silent demonstration at St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY to protest Brooklyn Roman Catholic bishop Thomas Daily’s pastoral letter opposing anti-gay bias laws.

1997 – Jim McKnight discusses his research on the gay gene on the BBC program Science Now. His research group at the University of Western Sidney studied the families of homosexuals, and discovered that evidence exists to suggest that homosexuality is an inherited trait.

1999

HBO premiered “Cher: Live In Concert From Las Vegas.”

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

2003

Winners at this years MTV Video Music awards held in New York included, Missy Elliot, Video of the year for ‘Work It’, Viewers Choice award, ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Good Charlotte, Rap Video went to 50 Cent for ‘In Da Club’, Pop Video, Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry Me A River.’ Madonna stunned a packed Radio City Hall audience by passionately kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a racy version of ‘Like A Virgin.’

2021

people should not expect a party nor exile…

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/rainbow-birthday-calgary-1.615733512-year-old’s friends didn’t celebrate after he came out as gay. So a park full of strangers did. | CBC NewsA crowd full of strangers filled a northwest Calgary park on Saturday to celebrate a boy’s rainbow-themed birthday.www.cbc.ca

an actual death sentence

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/-virtual-death-sentence-gay-afghans-brace-uncertain-future-taliban-rcna1779‘A virtual death sentence’: Gay Afghans brace for uncertain future under Taliban<p>N, a 20-year-old student living in Afghanistan, is in hiding as she hopes for news that she and her family can leave the country.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.thecut.com/2021/08/tiktok-helped-me-come-out-gay-lesbian.htmlHow TikTok Helped Me Identify and Come Out as a LesbianPainful as it is to think doom-scrolling A.I.-selected content was the thing that alerted me to my years of internalized homophobia and vicious cycle of self-hate, boy am I thrilled I downloaded that stupid app.www.thecut.com

why going through a clinic rather than known donor is better

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/28/hbo-nuclear-family-lesbian-documentary/Sperm donor sued lesbian couple for custody after he ‘changed his mind’ about being a dadHBO’s Nuclear Family explores the extraordinary story of a first-generation lesbian family’s fight to stay together against all odds.www.pinknews.co.uk

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TodayToday in LGBT History – August 29 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 26

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1904, UK – English-American novelist Christopher Isherwood (August 26, 1904 –  January 4, 1986) is born in Wyberslegh Hall, United Kingdom. His best-known works include The Berlin Stories (1935-39), two semi-autobiographical novellas inspired by Isherwood’s time in Weimar Republic Germany. These enhanced his postwar reputation when they were adapted first into the play I Am a Camera (1951), then the 1955 film of the same name, I Am a Camera (film); In 1966 I Am a Camera became the bravura stage musical Cabaret (musical) which was acclaimed on Broadway, its unsparing stance being substantially sweetened for the film Cabaret (1972). His novel A Single Man was published in 1964. He began living with the photographer William “Bill” Caskey. In 1947, the two traveled to South America. Isherwood wrote the prose and Caskey took the photographs for a 1949 book about their journey entitled The Condor and the Cows. On Valentine’s Day 1953, at the age of 48, he met teenaged Don Bachardy among a group of friends on the beach at Santa Monica. Bachardy was 18. Despite the age difference, this meeting began a partnership that, though interrupted by affairs and separations, continued until the end of Isherwood’s life. Bachardy became a successful artist with an independent reputation, and his portraits of the dying Isherwood became well known after Isherwood’s death.

1929 – Chuck Renslow (August 26, 1929 – June 29, 2017) was an openly gay American businessperson, known for pioneering homoerotic photography in the mid-20th-century, and establishing many landmarks of late-20th-century gay male culture, especially in the Chicago area. His accomplishments included the founding of the Gold Coast bar, Man’s Country Baths, the International Mr. Leather competition, Chicago’s August White Party, and the magazines TriumphRawhide, and Mars. He was the partner and lover of erotica artist Dom Orejudos (July 1, 1933 – September 24, 1991), better known by his pen names Etienne and Stephen.

1923 – Birth date of American photographer Mel Roberts in Toledo, Ohio. Roberts specialized in capturing the ideal California male in a series of images taken during the 1960s and 1970s. Like other photographers from his era, Roberts often used friends and former lovers as his models. Much of his work was published in “The Wild Ones: California Boys: The Erotic Photography of Mel Roberts.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Birth date of actor Michael Jeter  (August 26, 1952 – March 30, 2003). He was an American actor of filmstage, and television. His television roles include Herman Stiles on Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and Mr. Noodle’s brother, Mr. Noodle on Elmo’s World (Sesame Street) from 2000 until 2003. Jeter’s film roles include ZeligThe Fisher KingWaterworldAir BudPatch AdamsThe Green MileJurassic Park IIISister Act 2, and The Polar Express. On March 30, 2003, Jeter was openly gay and met his partner, Sean Blue, in 1995; they were together from 1995 until Jeter’s death in 2003. Jeter was found dead in his Hollywood home at age 50. Although he was HIV positive, he had been in good health for many years. His partner, Sean Blue, stated publicly that Jeter died after suffering an epileptic seizure

1954 – William Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and artist. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. On this day he wrote to poet Allen Ginsberg that he had fallen in love with his boyfriend, Kiki. Their relationship would last three years until a jealous former lover murdered Kiki. Burroughs found success with his confessional first novel, Junkie (1953), but he is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch (1959), a highly controversial work that was the subject of a court case after it was challenged as being in violation of the U.S. sodomy laws. Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico CityLondonParis and Tangier in Morocco, as well as from his travels in the South American Amazon. Burroughs accidentally killed his second wife, Joan Vollmer, in 1951 in Mexico City with a pistol during a drunken “William Tell” game; he was consequently convicted of manslaughter

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

August 26, 1965

Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

1969, Canada – In Ottawa, amendments to the Canadian Criminal Code come into effect, legalizing sexual acts between two consenting adults in private who are 21 years of age or older. Neither sexual acts nor homosexuality per se were “legalized,” rather, “gross indecency” and “buggery” were decriminalized in certain circumstances.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 26, 1970

Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.

The new feminist movement in America, led by Betty Friedan, staged a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality.

1973 –

The date was declared Women’s Equality Day by U.S. Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, which gave the vote to American women on a basis equal to men.

The Lesbian Feminist Liberation demonstration at the American Museum of Natural History takes place. It is to demand the inclusion of matriarchies and women’s culture. Lesbian Feminist Liberation was a lesbian rights advocacy organization in New York City formed in 1972. Lesbian Feminist Liberation was originally the Lesbian Liberation Committee and a part of the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA). In 1972, when the members felt the GAA was not giving enough focus to lesbian and feminist issues, they left GAA and formed the Lesbian Feminist Liberation. The departure was coordinated by Jean O’Leary (March 4, 1948 – June 4, 2005). The formation of Lesbian Feminist Liberation left the Radical Lesbians group with few members. The Lesbian Liberation Committee, and initially the Lesbian Feminist Liberation as well, met at an old firehouse at 99 Wooster Street in SoHo, the location was known as “The Firehouse.” In 1974, the organization worked with New York Radical Feminists to increase the visibility of women at the New York City LGBT Pride March.

1976 -Transgender tennis player Renee Richards (born August 19, 1934), who had undergone sex reassignment surgery in 1975, is barred from the U.S. Open to play as a woman. Her first professional tennis match as a woman was a year later after a decision from the New York Supreme Court. After four years of playing tennis, she decided to return to her medical practice, which she moved to Park Avenue in New York. She then became the surgeon director of ophthalmology and head of the eye-muscle clinic at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. In addition she served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She now lives in a small town north of New York City with her platonic companion Arleen Larzelere.

1979

on the USA song charts,  Barbra Streisand had song #3–“The Main Event/Fight” at 7  Anita Ward with “Ring My Bell” and at 10, Elton John landed his 16th Top 10 hit with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”.

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

1981 – California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Mary C. Morgan to the San Francisco Municipal Court. She was the first openly lesbian judge in the US. She retired in 2011. At the time of her appointment to the San Francisco County Superior Court, Morgan’s partner was Roberta Achtenberg, who served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton AdministrationSenator Jesse Helms, who had referred to Achtenberg as “that damn lesbian”, had held up Achtenberg’s nomination and was particularly outraged at discovering that Achtenberg and Morgan had kissed during a gay pride parade

1983

The movie “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” starring David Bowie and Tom Conti, had its North American premiere.

The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. were at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1985 – Ryan White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990), an Indiana boy with hemophilia and AIDS, is barred from attending public school. When a court decision allowed him to return, he was forced to use a separate restroom and eat with disposable utensils. His family was forced to move because of threats and violent acts directed toward them.

1986 – Jerry Smith, born Gerald Sanford Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986), former Washington Redskins tight end, is the first professional athlete to voluntarily acknowledge that he has AIDS. However, he never acknowledged his homosexuality though his teammates were aware and supported him. The Redskins logo, along with Jerry Smith’s uniform number 87, is part of the AIDS quilt. He was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League‘s Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the NFL record for most career touchdowns by a tight end. A 2014 documentary from the NFL Network’s A Football Life series profiles his career, as well as his “double life as a closeted gay man and a star athlete”

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

1993 – U.S. Secretary Defense Les Aspin releases a study saying the ban on lesbians and gays in the armed forces should be lifted. The study was conducted by the Rand Corp. and cost $1.3 million. It concluded that the ban could be dropped without damaging order and discipline. Several previous Pentagon studies had reached similar conclusions.

1993 – Federal district court judge Aldon Anderson of Utah announces that he would strike down a state law that prohibited people with AIDS from marrying.

1995 – Spokespersons for homophobic Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole announce that his campaign was returning a $1,000 donation from the Log Cabin Federation, saying the gay and lesbian Republican organization has “a specific political agenda that’s fundamentally at odds” with the senator’s.

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

2001

Madonna was filmed in concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. The video was released as “Madonna – Drowned World Tour 2001.”

2005

Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop world

2021

https://www.rferl.org/a/chechnya-lgbt-man-abducted/31429280.htmlRussian LGBT Group Says Man Was Abducted, Taken To Chechnya, And Pressed For Info On Gays In RegionThe Russian LGBT Network says Daghestan native Ibragim Selimkhanov was abducted earlier this year in Moscow and forcibly brought to the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, where authorities pressed him for information on gay people in the region.www.rferl.org

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9928267/Kamala-Harris-holds-Vietnamese-round-table-disabled-LGBT-rights.htmlKamala Harris holds Vietnamese round-table on disabled and LGBT rights | Daily Mail OnlineVice President Kamala Harris held a roundtable discussion on LGBTQ and disabled rights with Vietnamese social advocacy organizations in Hanoi on Thursday.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/afghanistan-government-evacuate-lgbt-people-threat-taliban-1166311Afghanistan: Government urged to evacuate LGBT people under threat from the TalibanThe CEOs of Stonewall and Rainbow Migration are callng for an ‘urgent meeting’ with the Foreign Secretary to share information about the plight of LGBT Afghans and make a plan to get them outinews.co.uk

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Today in LGBT History – August 26 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

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

August 5 for LGBTQ2

August 5, 1956

Doris Day was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Whatever Will Be Will Be’, the singer actress’ second UK No.1 single. The Oscar-winning song was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, with Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles.

August 5, 1957

American Bandstand first aired on US TV. The program had been broadcast locally on Philadelphia station WFIL since 1952.  Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year when the show was still called Bandstand, Clark went on to host the show until 1989;  when he was replaced by David Hirsch, but the program would be canceled five months later. .  The first record Clark played on the network debut show was “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and his first guests were The Chordettes. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including ABBA,  The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.

August 5, 1962

Marilyn Monroe dies of a barbiturate overdose at age 36 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Musically, she’s known for an iconic performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

1965

Sonny & Cher made their British debut at the 100 Club in London.

August 5, 1972

A Rock and Roll revival concert is held at Wembley Stadium near London, featuring Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Billy Fury, Bill Haley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The crowd is made up of mostly greasers, Teddy Boys and trouble makers who disrupt the show and at one point, boo Little Richard off the stage.

1975

Drummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett formed the first ever all female heavy rock band after being introduced by producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways released four studio albums, among its best known songs: ‘Cherry Bomb’, ‘Queens of Noise’ and a cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Rock n Roll’.

1978

Donna Summer was still standing with “Last Dance” at 8 on the USA pop chart

1981

Olivia Newton-John was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1990

Madonna finished her Blond Ambition Tour at the Stade de L’Ouest in Nice, 
France.  The show was aired on HBO via a tape delay.

1996

It was reported that UK TV music show Top Of The Pops had hit rock bottom with it’s lowest audience ever – only two and a half million viewers. In its heyday the show attracted over 17 million viewers each week.

2005

A report by 560 UK undertakers revealed that bereaved families preferred Pop songs to Hymns at funerals. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler was the most requested song, along with Robbie Williams “Angels”, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind”. Among the most unusual songs played was Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”.

2021

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/08/04/vancouver-queer-film-festival-virtual/33rd Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival going virtual – NEWS 1130www.citynews1130.com

https://www.themarysue.com/mercedes-lackey-valdemar-last-herald-mage-vanyel-adaptation/Fantasy’s First Openly Queer Hero Gets TV AdaptationI’ve been waiting all my life for an adaptation of author Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar fantasy novels. Now we may be getting Vanyel and ‘The Last Herald-Mage.’www.themarysue.com

https://hyperallergic.com/667295/gerda-wegener-erotic-illustrator-queer-vision-of-beauty/An Early 20th-Century Erotic Illustrator and Her Queer Vision of BeautyGerda Wegener’s works ranged from glamorous portraits of her partner to graphic illustrations of sex that celebrated women’s pleasure.hyperallergic.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/welcome-to-wait-is-this-a-date-a-new-autostraddle-podcast-about-queer-dating-you-never-knew-you-always-needed/“Wait, Is This a Date?”: A New Queer Podcast about Dating | AutostraddleAutostraddle writers Drew Gregory and Christina Tucker will guide you through queer dating conundrums because honestly, straight podcasts could never.www.autostraddle.com

only when both parties know it and want it to be, and there are words that end the question of

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/04/katherine-janness-murder-atlanta-serial-killer/Mayor addresses serial killer rumours following ‘gruesome’ murder of queer woman and her dogAnimal rights organisation PETA has doubled the reward for information on the murder of Katherine Janness, a queer woman who was stabbed to death alongsidewww.pinknews.co.uk

from representation to reality,

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