LGBTQ2 for September 18

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1911 – C. E. Frommel, 20, is sentence to prison for sodomy in Washington State. He is from Kittitas County, WA and employed as a steeple jack.

1913 – Edward Sagarin (September 18, 1913 – June 10, 1986), also known by his pen name Donald Webster Cory, was an American professor of sociology and criminology at the City University of New York, and a writer. His book The Homosexual in America: A Subjective Approach, published in 1951, was considered “one of the most influential works in the history of the gay rights movement,” and inspired compassion in others by highlighting the difficulties faced by homosexuals

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 18, 1957

A record hop style show called The Big Record premieres on CBS-TV. Hostess Patti Page welcomed her guests, Sal Mineo, Billy Ward And The Dominos and Tony Bennett.

Sal Mineo – Queer Portraits in Historyhttps://www.queerportraits.com › bio › mineoMineo himself was Italian and proud of his heritage, refusing to change his last name like so many other actors of the time did. He was also openly bisexual, …

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

September 18, 1960

The Tab Hunter Show premiered on NBC-TV.


Tab Hunter: how Hollywood’s boy next door became a gay iconhttps://www.theguardian.com › film › jul › tab-hunter-…
Jul. 10, 2018 — A blonde, square-jawed and wholesome symbol of mid-century American masculinity, Hunter, born in 1931 as Arthur Gelien, was gay but kept his …

1965

on the usa song charts,  Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” came in ninth

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Bisexual Joan Baez remained on top of the Easy Listening chart for the third week with “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”.

1976

Ally and Icon: Olivia Newton-John set a chart record that still stands when “Don’t Stop Believin’” hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart.  That gave the incredible Australian songstress seven consecutive #1 songs in that format, surpassing the record of six set by fellow Australian Helen Reddy in 1975 and equaled by the Carpenters in 1976.

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

1980, Canada – The Toronto Board of Education adopts a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation while adding a clause forbidding “proselytizing of homosexuality in the schools.”

1981 – The film Mommie Dearest opens, simultaneously glorifying and condemning gay icon Joan Crawford.

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

1993

Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In Pieces’. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

Garth Brooks’ Out Half Sister and Bandmate Betsy Smittle Dies …https://www.pride.com › box-office › 2013/11/05 › gar…Nov. 5, 2013 — On November 2nd, country music lost one of its outspoken advocates for equality when Betsy Smittle, Garth Brooks out half-sister and long …

on the LP USA Charts,  Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack slipped to #10

1998

 Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

2012 – Berkeley, California becomes what is thought to be the first city in the U.S. to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals. The Berkeley City Council unanimously and without discussion declared Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day.

2021

https://www.gaycitynews.com/arrests-made-in-connection-to-fatal-shooting-of-lgbtq-journalist/Men Charged in 2019 Murder of Lesbian Journalist Lyra McKeeTwo men have been arrested and charged in connection to the killing of out lesbian journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot to death while covering a riot in Northern Ireland two years ago. The Police Service of Northern Ireland apprehended the men, ranging from the ages of 19 to 33, on September 15 under the […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/16/poland-discriminated-against-gay-mother-in-custody-battle-says-european-courtPoland discriminated against gay mother in custody battle, says European court | EuronewsThe European Court of Human Rights said that Poland had discriminated against the mother because of her sexual orientation.www.euronews.com

https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/9/17/coach-fired-being-gay-was-told-hes-danger-kidsCoach Fired for Being Gay Was Told He’s a ‘Danger’ to KidsInoke Tonga, forced out as volleyball coach at a Denver Christian high school, shared his story with Ellen DeGeneres.www.advocate.com

religion is not therapy, religion is why people need therapy

https://www.wionews.com/world/new-zealand-locals-send-record-100000-submissions-to-ban-lgbt-conversion-practices-413343New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices, World News | wionews.comNew Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/scotland-national-team-send-pro-25012832Scotland national team send pro LGBT message as Rachel Corsie dons rainbow armband for Hungary clash – Daily RecordCorsie wore the Pride flag colours for the World Cup qualifier in Budapest after a controversy that arose during Euro 2020.www.dailyrecord.co.uk

https://thecurrentga.org/2021/09/17/justice-department-investigates-georgia-prisons-over-inmate-deaths-lgbt-attacks/Justice Department investigates Georgia prisons over inmate deaths, LGBT attacks – The CurrentDepartment of Justice probe will look at a correctional system where murders and suicides have spiked during the pandemic and examine allegations that staff and inmates repeatedly physically and sexually abuse LGBT inmates.thecurrentga.org

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/lgbt-senior-housing-long-island-1.50364644Locals celebrate opening of LGBT senior housing in Bay Shore | NewsdayResidents have started moving into a new Bay Shore building that community members, elected officials and other advocates celebrated Friday as the nation’s first affordable housing complex for LGBT sewww.newsday.com

Texas always has to do everything more and bigger, eh

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-LGBT-Texans-face-double-the-national-16465204.phpOpinion: LGBT Texans face double the national discrimination rate. Pass the Equality Act.The Equality Act will provide national protections for LGBT people.www.houstonchronicle.com

https://globalnews.ca/news/8200407/anti-gay-street-preacher-assault-vancouver-man/No jail time for anti-gay street preacher who broke Vancouver man’s leg | Globalnews.caDorre Shepherd Love pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge on Friday.globalnews.ca

O’Toole’s strategy, which has included disavowing positions held dear by his party’s base on issues such as climate change, guns and balanced budgets, is designed to appeal to a broader cross-section of voters in a country that tends to be far more liberal than its southern neighbor. Whether moderate Canadians believe O’Toole is the progressive conservative he claims and whether it has alienated conservatives have become central questions of the election campaign.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/09/17/trudeau-otoole-canada-politics-conservative-241460In Canada, a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Conservative is seeking to unseat Justin Trudeau | America MagazineThe man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada”—and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it toward the political center.www.americamagazine.org

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Today in LGBT History – September 18 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 7

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1907

Oscar Hammerstein announced a plan for five opera houses in New York.

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

1969 – Openly gay and HIV-positive Olympic champion ice-skater Val Joe “Rudy” Galindo (born September 7, 1969) is born. He) is an American figure skater who competed in both single skating and pair skating. As a single skater, he is the 1996 U.S. national champion, 1987 World Junior Champion, and 1996 World Bronze medalist. As a pairs skater, he competed with Kristi Yamaguchi and was the 1988 World Junior Champion and the 1989 and 1990 U.S. National Champion. In 1996 he came out as gay in Christine Brennan’s book Inside Edge: A Revealing Journey Into the Secret World of Figure Skating which was published shortly before he won his national title that year. He is the first openly gay skating champion in the U.S. His autobiography Icebreaker, co-written with Eric Marcus (born November 12, 1958), was published in 1997. In 2000, Galindo announced he was HIV positive.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 7, 1973

Elton John appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, introduced by “Deep Throat” star Linda Lovelace.

September 7, 1974

Elton John is awarded a Gold record for “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. The single was #2 on the Hot 100 for four straight weeks, but was kept out of the top spot by John Denver’s “Annie’s Song”, Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and Paper Lace’s “The Night Chicago Died”.

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

1983

Madonna released her first career single “Holiday

1981- Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935) and two friends put up a banner at the Fire Island dock that says “Give to Gay Cancer”. They make only $124. s an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to London where he worked with United Artists. There he wrote the screenplay for the 1969 film Women in Love (1969) and earned an Academy Award nomination for his work. Kramer introduced a controversial and confrontational style in his novel Faggots (1978), which earned mixed reviews and emphatic denunciations from some in the gay community for Kramer’s one-sided portrayal of shallow, promiscuous gay relationships in the 1970s. Kramer witnessed the spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among his friends in 1980. He co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), which has become the world’s largest private organization assisting people living with AIDS. Kramer grew frustrated with bureaucratic paralysis and the apathy of gay men to the AIDS crisis, and wished to engage in further action than the social services GMHC provided. He expressed his frustration by writing a play titled The Normal Heart, produced at The Public Theater in New York City in 1985. His political activism continued with the founding of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, an influential direct action protest organization with the aim of gaining more public action to fight the AIDS crisis. ACT UP has been widely credited with changing public health policy and the perception of people living with AIDS (PWAs), and with raising awareness of HIV and AIDS-related diseases. Kramer has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his play The Destiny of Me (1992), and he is a two-time recipient of the Obie Award.

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

2001, Canada – The world’s first 24-hour LGBT TV network called PrideVision TV is launched in Canada. It is now called OutTV. Owned by Headline Media Group, it was Canada’s first 24-hour cable television channel targeted at LGBT audiences. It was also the second LGBT-focused channel to be established in the world, after the Gay Cable Network in the U.S., which shut down in 2001.

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

2010

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was voted the greatest ‘lighter in the air song of all time’ by lighter company Zippo. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, was voted in at No. 2 and Meat Loaf’s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was at No. 3 in the survey.

2021

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19563872.conversion-therapy-holyrood-committee-hears-countless-lgbt-people-affected/Conversion therapy: Holyrood committee hears ‘countless’ LGBT people affected | The NationalThe Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee heard that there were “more settings than we can count” where conversion therapy…www.thenational.scot

Dear Poland: you are at Lest We Forget conditions because of religion, eh

https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/commission-urges-polish-regions-to-drop-anti-lgbt-declarations/Commission urges Polish regions to drop anti-LGBT declarations – EURACTIV.comwww.euractiv.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 7 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 22

1662, Spain – A leader of the Mexican Inquisition sent a letter to his supervisors in Spain complaining that the severe punishments given to sodomites had been ineffective. He noted that over 100 had been indicted, that a large number of the offenders were clergy, and that torture had been used to extract confessions.

1894, Denmark – Willem Arondeus (August 22, 1894 – July 1, 1943) is born. He was a Dutch artist and author, who joined the Dutch anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War II. He participated in the bombing of the Amsterdam public records office to hinder the Nazi German effort to identify Dutch Jews. Arondeus was caught and executed soon after his arrest. He was openly gay before the war and defiantly asserted his sexuality before his execution. In his last message before his execution, Arondeus, who had lived openly as a gay man before the war, asked his lawyer to “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards!”

1895, Hungary – László Ede Almásy de Zsadány et Törökszentmiklós (August 22, – March 22, 1951) is born. He was a Hungarian aristocratdesert exploreraviatorscout leader and sportsman who served as the basis for the protagonist in both Michael Ondaatje‘s novel The English Patient (1992) and the movie adaptation of the same name (1996). Letters discovered in 2010 in Germany written by Almásy prove that, unlike the fictionalized character of the film, he was in fact gay. His lover was a young soldier named Hans Entholt, who was an officer in the Wehrmacht and who was killed by stepping on a landmine. A staff member of the Heinrich Barth Institute for African Studies where the letters are located, also confirmed that “Egyptian princes were among Almásy’s lovers.” The letters confirmed that Almásy died from amoebic dysentery in 1951.

1914, France – Violette Morris (April 18, 1893 – April 26, 1944), marries a man on this day. She won two gold and one silver medals at the Women’s World Games in 1921–1922. Starting in 1936 she worked with the Gestapo during World War II. She was killed in 1944 in a Resistance-led ambush as a traitor to the French state. Morris was a gifted athlete, becoming the first French woman to excel at shot put and discus, and playing on two separate women’s football teams. She played for Fémina Sports from 1917 until 1919, and for Olympique de Paris from 1920 to 1926. Both teams were based in Paris. She also played on the French women’s national team. She was refused license renewal by the Fédération Française sportive Féminine (FFSF – French Women’s Athletic Federation) amid complaints of her bisexual lifestyle and was therefore barred from participating in the 1928 Summer Olympics. The agency cited her lack of morals, especially in light of the fact that one of her lovers, Raoul Paoli, made public her bisexuality. Paoli had recently left Morris after she had initially decided to undergo an elective mastectomy in order to fit into racing cars more easily. At the end of December 1935, Morris was recruited by the Sicherheitsdienst(Security Service), a wing of the infamous SS of Nazi Germany. She was invited, with honor, to attend the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin at the personal behest of Adolf Hitler. She was killed along a country road by members of a French resistance group on 26 April 1944, at the age of 51, while out driving with friends who were also collaborators.

1915, UK – Birth date of British actor Hugh Paddick  (August 22, 1915 – November 9, 2000)  in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. He was an English actor whose most notable role was in the 1960s BBC radio show Round the Horne, in sketches such as “Charles and Fiona” (as Charles) and “Julian and Sandy” (as Julian). Both he and Kenneth Williams are largely responsible for introducing the underground language polari to the British public. Paddick was gay and lived for over thirty years with his partner Francis. The two men were keen gardeners at their west London home. He was distantly related to Brian Paddick, Britain’s first openly gay police commander. Paddick died in Milton KeynesBuckinghamshire in November 2000, aged 85.

1927 – James Kirkwood Jr.  (August 22, 1924 – April 21, 1989) is born in Los Angeles. He was an American playwright, author and actor. In 1976 he received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the Broadway hit A Chorus Line.

August 22, 1962

An early form of karaoke is introduced at the Radio Show at Earl’s Court in London, England. A new machine allows the integration of voice to guitars, tapes and even radio, making it possible to sing and play along with records.

1965 – David Peter Reimer is born (August 22, 1965 – May 4, 2004). He was a Canadian man born biologically male but  who was reassigned as female by Dr. John Money after his penis was destroyed in infancy by a botched circumcision. He committed suicide in 2004. In 955, Money (1921-2006), a sexologist and psychologist, introduced the concept of ‘gender role’ into the transsexual debate. Money later was heavily criticized over Reimer’s suicide. David Reimer, an identical twin, was mutilated at 8-months old in a botched circumcision and then surgically reassigned by Money and raised as a girl. But he never felt female on the inside (even though his parents followed Money’s advice and hid the fact of his birth sex from him), despite Money’s claims to the contrary. His life, especially at school, was sheer hell because others never really perceived him to be a girl either, despite his girl drag. By age 16, Reimer underwent a second reassignment at his own insistence so that he could live as the boy he knew himself to be. In the meantime, however, Money had convinced the medical establishment and the lay public, despite growing evidence to the contrary in his “girl” twin, that babies could be arbitrarily assigned a gender with no psychological consequences. Today, still, five children a day are surgically “corrected” at birth because of this one “case study” and Money’s defense of his handling of David’s life. With the help of Drs. Milton Diamond and H.K. Sigmundson, Reimer would finally tell the medical establishment the truth about his life in 1997 in the Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine, [“Sex reassignment at birth. Long-term review and clinical implications” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, Mar 1997; 151: 298 – 304.], challenging the firmly established medical and popular myth that gender was mostly a function of nurture rather than nature. Later that year, Reimer would work with author John Colapinto to tell his story to the lay public, first under a pseudonym, in Rolling Stone

1966 – The National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations met in San Francisco. It was the first national convention of gay and lesbian organizations, and its name would later be changed to the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations.

August 22, 1970

Anne Murray‘s “Snowbird” enters Billboard’s Hot 100 on its way to a million seller, marking the first time in history that an American Gold record was awarded to a solo Canadian female.

Elton John signed with UNI, a division of MCA Records.

August 22, 1971

Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary and Joan Baez were at the Odeon Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1972 – John Wojtowicz and Sal Naturale attempted to rob the Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn to get money for Wojtowicz’s lover’s sex change operation. Naturale was shot to death. The incident became the subject of the 1975 movie “Dog Day Afternoon” with Al Pacino. Wojtowicz was sentenced to 20 years.

1980

Queen performed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1983 – Organizers of a Washington march, marking the 20th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, announce that no representatives from gay or lesbian rights groups will be allowed to speak. A group of lesbians and gay men stage a sit-in at the organizers’ office in response. Bayard Rustin, an openly gay man, was one of the primary organizers of the 1963 March.

1987

the usa song charts:

“Who’s That Girl” by Madonna became her sixth number one and 13th consecutive Top 10 song.  The track was from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name.

At five “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael,

1996

In an interview publishes by the St Petersburg Times (Florida, not Russia), openly gay Rep. Barney Frank said the outing of hypocrites was justified.

Gov. Kirk Fordice of Mississippi signs an executive order banning same-sex marriage.

The North Charleston, South Carolina, City Council revoked the license of a health club for gay and bisexual men on the grounds that it was a sexually oriented business.

1998

 Hundreds picket at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to protest the Truth In Love newspaper ad campaign which claimed gays and lesbians can be “cured” by becoming Christians. The church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a major player in spreading hatred for the gay community.

Elton John, playing the second of two shows at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, is joined on stage by comedian Jim Carrey. They perform “Rocket Man” as a duet.

2001

U.S. Census figures showed that same-sex couples head nearly 600,000 homes in U.S., with gay or lesbian couple in nearly every county.

2007

Queen‘s guitarist Brian May was awarded a doctorate in Astronomy, 36 years after starting his thesis. May, who abandoned his studies to pursue a career in music, was told of his success after taking a three-hour exam to discuss his work. The 60-year-old, who handed in his 48,000-word tome earlier in the month, said: “You can call me Dr. May!”

2021

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/with-9-words-tim-cook-just-explained-biggest-problem-with-facebook.htmlWith 9 Words, Tim Cook Just Explained the Biggest Problem With Facebook | Inc.comIt’s about the paradox of privacy and digital technology.

https://www.rmotoday.com/lifestyle-news/romanias-lgbt-community-sees-gains-ongoing-rights-struggle-4243158Romania’s LGBT community sees gains, ongoing rights struggle – RMOToday.comBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998. The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in the European Union.www.rmotoday.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/nbc-out-proud/tokyo-paralympic-games-welcomes-record-number-lgbtq-athletes-rcna1732Tokyo Paralympic Games welcomes record number of LGBTQ athletes<p>When the 2020 Paralympics kick off on Aug. 24, there will be at least <a href=”https://www.outsports.com/2021/8/16/22623849/lgbtq-paralympics-out-athletes-towww.nbcnews.com

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/08/21/gdansk-czestochowa-polands-lgbtq-marches-had-heavy-police-guard/Gdańsk & Częstochowa Poland’s LGBTQ marches had heavy police guardIn Gdańsk officials estimated there were approximately 3,500 participants protected by nearly 1,000 uniformed police & security forces.www.losangelesblade.com

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Today in LGBT History – August 22 | Ronni Sanlo

Daily Elvis: August 22

personal views vs traditional views

atheism is a rejection of religion, which is unreasonable and baseless with zero evidence

so it is reasonable, and religious people feeling rejected are not

and it is religion that causes oppression and genocide.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2021/08/10/is-this-intolerant-atheism-or-merely-a-reasonable-point-of-view.htmlIs this intolerant atheism or merely a reasonable point of view? | The Starwww.thestar.com

like conversion therapy, religion is not treatment

https://www.coloradopolitics.com/courts/10th-circuit-finds-violation-of-atheists-rights-through-mandated-christian-parole-program/article_f33ab58c-f6f6-11eb-bba8-d735a0e3bb3e.html10th Circuit finds violation of atheist’s rights through mandated Christian parole program | Courts | coloradopolitics.comA Fort Collins parole officer and the operator of a Christian transitional program violated a man’s First Amendment rights if, in fact, they forced him to either participate in religiouswww.coloradopolitics.com

religion is the problem that causes oppression, bigotry and leads to genoicide

government budgets are connected to the census. so not being counted is oppression and continued exclusion and marginalization

without the social issues being addressed or even named: heterosexuals need to stop being bothered others exist

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/09/courtney-act-australia-census-lgbt/Courtney Act joins backlash as Australian census accused of ‘erasing’ queer peopleCourtney Act has joined criticism of the Australian census, which has been slammed not including LGBT+ people.www.pinknews.co.uk

July 30 for LGBTQ2

1977

On the USA song charts, the previous #1 “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3.  Barbra Streisand edged up to 4 with “My Heart Belongs To Me” which was #1 adult contemporary

on the USA LP chart: Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third, and Barry Manilow Live was #5. 

1982

The Ron Howard comedy Night Shift, starring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton, debuts in theaters. The soundtrack features the song “That’s What Friends Are For,” performed by Rod Stewart. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, it becomes a huge hit four years later when Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder (aka Dionne & Friends) cover it for AIDS awareness, winning Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year.

1983

Donna Summer moved to #1 on the R&B chart with her disco hit “She Works Hard For The Money”.

1983

the usa song chart:

 the Eurythmics moved from 11 to 6 with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”

 Donna Summer with “She Works Hard For The Money”, Stevie Nicks had #9 with “Stand Back” and Madness slipped with “Our House”.

1987

David Bowie played the first show of his North American “Glass Spider” tour in Philadelphia, PA.

2021

https://www.latestly.com/socially/world/new-zealand-introduced-legislation-that-proposes-up-to-five-years-in-prison-for-practices-latest-tweet-by-reuters-2691942.htmlLGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression | 🌎 LatestLYNew Zealand introduced legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy’. 🌎 LGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression.Show Morewww.latestly.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/new-zealand-introduces-bill-outlaw-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-07-30/New Zealand introduces bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersNew Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy.

religion and society one thing, inside LGBTQ2 another.

Demographics may not be religiously coerced to stop existing, nor can anyone self identify into demographics by altering the meaning of sexuality/gender against the meaning of the demographic.

https://www.voanews.com/europe/lgbt-turks-take-stock-after-disrupted-pride-celebrationsLGBT Turks Take Stock After Disrupted Pride Celebrations | Voice of America – EnglishMore than a month after Turkish authorities crushed Pride-themed events in Istanbul, emotions still run raw for members of the country’s embattled LGBT community.

“There was lots of violence. I was beaten up and so were most of the people I was arrested with,” Istanbul resident Alaz Yener told VOA. “They used zip ties to handcuff us, hands behind our back, and refused to cut the zip ties off for a long time.”

Yener, who is non-binary, was detained when security forces broke up an attempted Pride parade in Taksim, a central Istanbul borough.Show Morewww.voanews.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/Hungarian election panel clears questions of LGBT referendum | ReutersHungary’s National Election Committee (NEC) approved on Friday the government’s list of questions on LGBT issues it wants to put on a referendum as part of what Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called an “ideological war” with the European Union.www.reuters.com

https://nypost.com/2021/07/27/will-anti-gay-anita-bryant-attend-lesbian-grandkids-wedding/Will anti-gay Anita Bryant attend lesbian grandkid’s wedding?She’s blood, but she’s also one of the most homophobic anti-LGBTQ activists the world has ever known.nypost.com

meanwhile, in canada, eh

let us not pretend that conservatives accept science

or act on behalf of the public

or that the woke generation is not a direct response to the boomer generation of heteros only, and white preferred

https://nationalpost.com/news/its-ethics-are-entirely-nihilist-stephen-harper-slams-woke-left-in-rare-interview‘Its ethics are entirely nihilist’: Stephen Harper slams ‘woke’ left in rare interview | National PostHarper said Western societies should strive to make ‘constant progress,’ but it should not be premised on the assumption that ‘everything is wrong and terrible…nationalpost.com

June 25 for LGBTQ2

June 25, 1969

The Hollies recorded “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” with Elton John playing piano. the song was re-released in late 1988 in the UK following its use in a television advertisement for Miller Lite beer, where it reached No.1.

1983

 Culture Club had to settle for #2 with “Time (Clock Of The Heart)”

“Let’s Dance” fell to #5 for David Bowie,

1999

The ABBA album Gold–Greatest Hits was certified as selling over six million copies by the RIAA.

2004

Elton John booked his first-ever concert in China, set for September.

2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/eligibility-rule-keeps-transgender-runner-out-of-u-s-olympic-trials-1.5485499Transgender runner CeCe Telfer ruled ineligible for Tokyo Olympics | CTV NewsTransgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women’s events.www.ctvnews.ca

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/york-add-gender-mark-government-ids-78472632New York to add ‘X’ gender mark on government IDs – ABC NewsNew Yorkers will be able to designate their sex as “female,” “male” or “X” on a driver’s license and birth certificate under a law that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he signed Thursdayabcnews.go.com

havfta wonder how many are just not wanting to be women and how many are avoiding the accountability of male.. along with expected intergenerational bringing back trends under new names the 1970s unisex failed before…

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/559875-groundbreaking-study-reveals-how-many-non-binaryGroundbreaking study reveals how many nonbinary Americans there are right now | TheHillA survey reported 1.2 million nonbinary Americans.thehill.com

people need to get over this idea of degrees and rankings.

you are or you are not, eh

https://www.out.com/celebs/2021/6/23/david-archuleta-says-hes-some-form-bisexual-after-coming-outDavid Archuleta Says He’s ‘Some Form of Bisexual’ After Coming OutThe American Idol alum opened up about life after coming out in a new interview with Good Morning America.www.out.com

most people are monosexual and seeking a monogamous partner

whether that is heterosexual, gay or lesbian

https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/nearly-half-of-aussies-say-they-wouldnt-date-someone-bisexual/A New National Survey Returned The Grim Stat That 44% Of Aussies Would Never Date A Bisexual44% of Australians surveyed by the ABC said they wouldn’t date someone who is bisexual.www.pedestrian.tv

https://www.autostraddle.com/bisexual-harley-quinn-suicide-squade-trailer-drop/Bisexual Badass Bombshell Harley Quinn is Back, Puddin! | AutostraddleHarley Quinn is sexy and screaming in The Suicide Squad trailer, plus a Disney+ musical Pride event, a bisexual buddy for iCarly, Sharon Stone has some feelings about Meryl Streep, and more!www.autostraddle.com

heteros are not friends to LGBT who support religion being called conversion therapy, heteros who are for conversion therapy need therapy to stop being bothered others exist and they are not allies or friends.

https://pressprogress.ca/conservative-mp-says-shes-disappointed-in-gay-friend-who-criticized-her-for-opposing-conversion-therapy-bill/Conservative MP Says She’s ‘Disappointed’ in Gay Friend Who Criticized Her For Opposing Conversion Therapy Bill“I don’t recall hearing from you when I won (the) election… It’s disappointing to hear from you now when you’re not happy with something I did”pressprogress.ca

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/gay-nightclub-pulse-become-us-memorial-after-2016-mass-shooting-2021-06-25/Gay nightclub Pulse to become U.S. memorial after 2016 mass shooting | ReutersU.S. President Joe Biden will designate the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a national memorial on Friday, honoring the site where a mass shooting killed 49 people.www.reuters.com

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/harry-hay-john-cage-and-the-birth-of-gay-rights-in-los-angelesHarry Hay, John Cage, and the Birth of Gay Rights in Los Angeles | The New YorkerFive men sat together on a hillside in the late afternoon, imagining a world in which they did not have to hide.www.newyorker.com

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/06/25/us-western-embassies-fly-gay-pride-flags-in-moscow-a74345U.S., Western Embassies Fly Gay Pride Flags in Moscow – The Moscow TimesThe Kremlin last June decried the rainbow flag displays on embassy buildings as illegal under Russian law.www.themoscowtimes.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/style/lesbian-avengers-pride-gap.htmlThe Lesbian Avengers Will Not Be Commodified – The New York TimesAt least, not by the Gap.www.nytimes.com

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/recolour-the-rainbow-lesbian-strength-march-at-pride-1985/Recolour The Rainbow: Lesbian Strength march at Pride 1985“I felt very responsible to young lesbian and gay men who were coming up who might not have seen anybody like me.”www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.thecut.com/2021/06/lesbian-avengers-and-the-dyke-march.htmlAn Oral History of the Lesbian Avengers and the Dyke MarchAn oral history of the New York City-based LGBTQ activist group the Lesbian Avengers, recounted those who founded it in the 1990s, from organizing the Dyke March to the “lavendar menace” and theatrical protest tactics like fire-eating and stilts.www.thecut.com

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