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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

cited sources

TodayToday in LGBT History – August 29 | Ronni Sanlo

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1988

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

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

in retirement, Leslie Gore das yet to come out.

1998

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

2002

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

2003

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

2020

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

2021

I expect lesbians to behave better than hetero men

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

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

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

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

Iconic Lez Flicks: Personal Best

Many cite Personal Best as the reason they came out

Watching “Personal Best” Was the Main Way to Become a Lesbian in the ’80s and ’90s | AutostraddleIn Lost Movie Reviews From the Autostraddle Archives we revisit past lesbian, bisexual, and queer classics that we hadn’t reviewed before, but you shouldn’t miss.News & Culture Vancouver, Canada·

this makes me a bad lesbian. I have not seen this movie. 

the movie that made me a lesbian was Zorro the Gay Blade. 

Lauren Hutton but I already had Jodi Foster and Kristy McNichol crushes

so maybe blame Jo and Blair on the Facts of Life. 

Desert Hearts and Fried Green Tomatoes along with 

Pandora’s Box for saw as a young adult lesbian identified movies

and in the 1960s Louise Brooks revealed to a gushing film student who tracked her down that she was heterosexual, LuLu was credited with being the first on screen lesbian. 

Funnily enough the American casting of Lulu was as controversial as Bridget Jones was more recently.