LGBTQ2 for February 25



BCE to The Suffragettes

1784 — Georgia passes a new law adopting English statutes and common law. A survey of what statutes had been adopted by this law revealed that it did not include the buggery statute, making sodomy legal in Georgia.

Clara Smith (1894 – 02-02-1935) – Born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. She was an African American blues singer. She was billed as the 

“Queen of the Moaners.” In 1923 she settled in New York, appearing at cabarets and speakeasies. The same year she made her first successful gramophone recordings for Columbia Records. Smith took a fancy to Josephine Baker and insisted that the manager, Bob Russell, of the Booker T. Washington Theatre hire her. According to an associate of Russell’s, Baker was Smith’s “lady lover.” Smith also played a significant role in Baker’s career by introducing her to “black glamour.” Smith died of heart disease in 1935.

1914 — The North Carolina Supreme Court rules that fellatio violates the state’s “crime against nature” law.

.Richard Wattis(b Feb 25 1912 – 1975) UK 

English character actor, best known for his appearances in British comedies of the 1950s and 1960s, typically as the “Man from the Ministry” or similar character, with trademark thick-rimmed round spectacles. He was an openly gay man in an era when this was a taboo subject.


Severo Sarduy(b Feb 25 1937 –  1993), Cuban
Poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art. Along with José Lezama Lima, Virgilio Piñera, and Reinaldo Arenas, Sarduy is one of the most famous Cuban writers of the twentieth century; some of his works deal explicitly with male homosexuality and transvestism.
He died due to complications from AIDS just after finishing his autobiographical work Los pájaros de la playa.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-25-1941 Jutta Oesterle-Schwerin – Born in Jerusalem, Israel. She 

was a German politician and a lesbian pioneer in the Bundestag (German constitutional and legislative body). She served in office four years, from 1987 to the end of 1990. In those years, her name was among 137 parliamentary initiatives on gender equality for women with men and on LGBT rights. She now lives in Berlin and is a spokeswoman for the Lesbian Ring. The Lesbian Ring is a member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). She is the sister of Israeli historian Tom Segev.

John Saul( b Feb 25 1942 – ) US
Author of suspense and horror novels. Most of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List. Saul, who is openly gay, lives with his partner of 32 years, who has collaborated on several of his novels.

Mario de Andrade  (1893 – d Feb 25 1945 ), Brazilian
Poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. One of the founders of Brazilian modernism, he virtually created modern Brazilian poetry with the publication of his Paulicéia Desvairada (Hallucinated City) in 1922.

Jorge Donn( b Feb 25 1947 – 1992), Argentine
An internationally-known ballet dancer, he was best known for his work with the Maurice Béjart’s Ballet company, and his participation as lead dancer in Claude Lelouch’s film Les Uns et les Autres. He died of AIDS on 30 November 1992

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952

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

1953

The musical “Wonderful Town” opened. It ran for 559 performances

Gregory Woods (1953) – Born in Egypt. He is a British poet that grew up in Ghana. Since 1990 he has taught at Nottingham Trent University, wherein 

1998 he was appointed Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies, the first such appointment in the United Kingdom. On retirement, he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies. His main areas of interest are twentieth-century gay and lesbian literature; post-war gay and lesbian films, cultural studies and the AIDS epidemic. In addition to his poetry collections, he is the author of a number of books. According to poet Sinéad Morrissey, “Probably, the finest gay poet in the United Kingdom.”

Rodger McFarlane  (b Feb 25 1955 – 2009), US
Gay rights activist who served as the first paid executive director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and later served in leadership positions with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Bailey House and the Gill Foundation.

The character of “Tommy” in Larry Kramer’s play, The Normal Heart, is based on McFarlane. At the age of 54 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, McFarlane committed suicide. He left a letter stating he could no longer deal with heart and back problems, which followed a broken back in 2002. In an interview with The Advocate, Kramer said, “He did more for the gay world than any person has ever done. I don’t think the gay world knew or knows how great he was and how much he did for us and how much we need him still and how much we will miss him.”

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

Pauline Park (1960) – Born in Korea and adopted by European American parents. She is an activist for transgender rights. In 1997, Park co-founded Queens Pride House, a center for the LGBT communities of Queens, and Iban/Queer Koreans of New York.  In 1998, Park co-founded the NY Assoc. 

for Gender Rights Advocacy, the first statewide transgender advocacy organization in New York. She negotiated the inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Dignity for All Students Ace, a safe schools bill enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2010. Park was adopted by European American parents and raised in the United States. In an interview, she said, “I think I knew when I was four or so before I even knew the word. It’s a funny story. When I went to kindergarten, the first day all the girls were wearing stretch pants with stirrups, remember those? I thought they were so cute and I wanted some. I remember when I came home and asked for some my mother was shocked. That was when I began to understand that certain things were for girls and certain things were for boys. And I began to recognize that as a child I couldn’t be who I was until I was an adult.”

Nina Jacobson (1965) – Born in Los Angeles, California. She is an American 

film executive who, until July 2006, was president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. She was one of the last women to head a Hollywood film studio since the 1980s. She established her own production company called Color Force in 2007 and is the producer of The Hunger Games. In 1995, she and film director Bruce Cohen formed Out There, a collection of gay and lesbian entertainment industry activists. 

1967

on the usa LP charts the durable Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was #7 after 102 weeks of release,

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976 — Indiana passes a new criminal code that repeals its sodomy law.

1978

The album that knocked Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours out of #1 after a then-record 31 weeks–the Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” remained at #1 for a sixth week. Queen’s News of the World third on the USA LP charts

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

1982

– Wisconsin Governor Lee Dreyfus [Republican] signs the bill which added the prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to the state’s civil rights statute, making Wisconsin the first state in the country to do so!

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After a 15-year movement, Wisconsin became the first state to pass legislation to protect LGBTQ people from workplace and housing discrimination. In 1967, black lawyer, legislator and activist Lloyd Barbee introduced the first bill to decriminalize homosexuality. Barbee’s fellow members of the Wisconsin State Assembly had nicknamed him “the outrageous Mr. Barbee” because he often promoted radical legislation that favored women’s rights, drug legalization, prison reform and more. Perhaps his views were too progressive for the assembly, because they vetoed his proposals in 1967 and again in 1977. Barbee left his position that same year.

Shortly after, renowned singer Anita Bryant allied with Christian fundamentalists to spread anti-gay rhetoric across the United States. The homophobic campaign motivated Leon Rouse, a Milwaukee college student, to find a way to unify religion with gay rights. Rouse invited Christian and Jewish religious leaders to the board of a new human rights committee. He argued that all religious denominations shared a responsibility to protect marginalized individuals and re-introduced one of Barbee’s failed bills: a bill which would prevent employers from making employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation. The members agreed with Rouse’s message of equality and urged their religious constituents to support the anti-discrimination bill, lobbied their political representatives and traveled to Wisconsin’s capital to testify in the bill’s favor. David Clarenbach, a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, campaigned on the bill’s behalf when he heard Rouse’s platform. The bill finally passed in 1982. It led to another bill which legalized homosexual sexual relations a year later, which empowered legislator Clarenbach to come out as gay after he left political office. The 1982 bill was a small but significant step in the road to equality in the state. Its incremental but steady progress reminds us not to give up hope, even when our accomplishments initially appear small.

1983

The Rhode Island Supreme Court rules that the enactment of a comprehensive sexual assault reform law did not impliedly repeal the crime against nature law.

Official died of an accidental choking, but the police report suggested his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to the death: Tennessee Williams at the age of 71 in his suite at the Hotel Elysee in New York City. Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose works include A Streetcar Named Desireand Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.Williams and his partner, actor Frank Marlo (1922-1963), were together for more than 10 years. Their relationship ended when Marlo died of cancer in 1963. Although Williams enjoyed his success, his life was fraught with alcoholism and several love affairs. He struggled to resolve his homosexuality with his strict upbringing, and the conflict between guilt and desire became a theme of his controversial plays. Some critics of Williams point out he did not come out as gay until late in his life, and his homosexual characters often die in his work. Despite the discord that has always surrounded Williams’s life, he remains a man who turned his painful upbringing into fine art. His death is the ultimate symbol of his duality. He died of asphyxiation in the presidential suite of the fine hotel where he had been living, likely due to drugs. Yet every aspiring young actor still wishes to act in a Tennessee Williams play as their rite of passage into “serious” theater. The man from a quiet southern town is forever remembered as the “poet of lost souls” for those in need of hope

1984

on the USAS charts Van Halen landed the new #1 song with “Jump”, knocking Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon” out of the top spot.   and Cyndi Lauper’s first hit–“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” moved from 9 to 4

 Culture Club was LP Charts #2 with Colour By Numbers

1985

Sade released the single “Smooth Operator”.

Madonna released the single “Crazy for You”.

02-25-1986   Jameela Jamil – Born in Hampstead, London, England. She is a British actress, radio presenter, model, writer, and activist. In 2016, Jamil 

moved to the United States. She is known for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil in the NBC fantasy comedy series The Good Place. Jamil is also known as the host of the TBS game show The Misery Index and as one of the judges of the reality show Legendary. She considers herself to be bisexual. Since 2015, she has been in a relationship with musician James Blake.

1987

London newspaper The Sun begins printing a series of articles in which Elton John’s personal life comes into question. After lawyers got involved, The Sun would end up paying 1 million Pounds ($1.9 million) and issuing a printed apology which consisted of simply “Sorry, Elton.”

James Coco (1930 – d feb 25 1987), US
Character actor, who won awards for his work on Broadway, television and film

1989

USA song charts #7  New Kids on the Block had “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”

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

1993, Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada rules that a gay man who was denied bereavement leave to attend the funeral of his companion’s father could not claim discrimination. This is Canada’s first gay right’s case: Canada Federal Government Employee: Brian Mossop and his partner Ken Popert of the Body Politic, Xtra! Pink Triangle Press.

1995

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

1999

Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.

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

2000

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

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

2006

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

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

2010

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

2022

https://www.advocate.com/film/2022/2/25/cloris-leachmans-last-film-jump-darling-queer-tale-family

Cloris Leachman’s Last Film ‘Jump, Darling’ Is a Queer Tale of Family

The film, written and directed by Phil Connell, premieres in theaters March 11.www.advocate.com

Gays and Lesbians do not have procreative sex, so are not the mommies and daddies of every identity.

The Queer Young Comics Redefining American Humor – The New York Times

For years, gay male performers were left out of the comedy landscape or tokenized within it. Now, a new wave of entertainers are succeeding by playing to themselves.www.nytimes.com

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/02/florida-dont-say-gay-bill-lgbtq

Florida’s Bigoted “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Is on Its Way to Becoming Law | Vanity Fair

It’s on its way to the Republican-controlled senate and before hitting Governor Ron DeSantis’s desk.www.vanityfair.com

“Don’t Say Gay” Passes In Florida And Russia Advances In Ukraine | Crooked Mediacrooked.com

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-lgbtq-fear-human-rights-abuses-if-russia-invades/

Some LGBTQ Ukrainians fear human rights abuses if Russia invades: “We will fight” – CBS News

Russia "won't allow us to exist peacefully and to fight for our rights as we are able to do that in Ukraine right now," an 18-year-old law student said.www.cbsnews.com

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/02/25/russian-protesters-war-ukraine/6939242001/?gnt-cfr=1

Russian citizens risk arrest to protest Putin’s war in Ukraine

Risking arrest and intimidation, Russian citizens took to the streets to protest Putin’s invasion, while some celebrities also spoke out.www.usatoday.com

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

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

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

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

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

LGBTQ2 for February 21

BCE to The Suffragettes

1801 – John Henry, Cardinal Newman, (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was born in London. He was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian, and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s. His greatest accomplishment was the Apologia pro Vita Sua which contains numerous homoerotic references. Devoted to his friend, Brother Ambrose, the Cardinal was torn by grief at his death in 1875. He spent the night with the corpse. When Newman died 15 years later, he left instructions to be buried in the same grave as Ambrose.

1892 – Harry Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892 – January 14, 1949) was born in Norwich, New York. He was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Having studied therapists Sigmund FreudAdolf Meyer, and William Alanson White, he devoted years of clinical and research work to helping people with psychotic illness. He believed that psychoanalysis, although essentially valid, needed to be supplemented by an understanding of the cultural forces at work in the personality. Much of his work was dismissed because he was gay, but today he considered the prime developer of the interpersonal approach to psychiatry. Beginning in 1927, Sullivan had a 22-year relationship with James Inscoe Sullivan, known as “Jimmie”, 20 years his junior.

1903: New York City police conduct the first United States recorded raid on a gay bathhouse, the Ariston Hotel Baths. 26 men were arrested and 12 brought to trial on sodomy charges; 7 men received sentences ranging from 4 to 20 years in prison.

1907, UK – British writer W. H. Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) is born in York England. He was an English-American poet whose poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content. He is best known for love poems such as “Funeral Blues“, poems on political and social themes such as “September 1, 1939” and “The Shield of Achilles“, poems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of Anxiety, and poems on religious themes such as “For the Time Being” and “Horae Canonicae. He is perhaps today best known for his poem The Platonic Blow. For decades British scholars debated whether it referred to oral sex. He never admitted authorship until the 1960s. 

1911

At Carnegie Hall in  New York City, and ill with a temperature of 104°, Gustav Mahler conducted his last concert. He collapsed immediately afterward from a severe streptococcal infection and later was confined to bed after being diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis. He died on May 18.

02-21-1933 — 04-21-2003   Nina Simone (b. Eunice Kathleen Waymon) – Born in Tryon, North Carolina. She was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She then applied for a scholarship to

 study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied admission despite a well received audition, which she attributed to racism. Simone started to play in nightclubs to make a living and that is when she used the name Nina Simone so that her family members wouldn’t know that she chose to play “the devil’s music” or what was known as piano cocktail music. She went on to record more that 40 albums between 1958 and 1974. In the late 1980s she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Simone had a large gay following. She was bisexual and hung out at a lesbian bar in New York City called Trude Heller’s. By the end of her life she was world famous. In 2018, Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, in 2019, her song that addressed racial inequality in United States, Mississippi Goddam, was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Two days before her death, Simone learned she would be awarded an honorary degree by the Curtis Institute of Music. She suffered from breast cancer for several years before she died in her sleep at her home in France. 

1936  – Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) is born. Barbara Jordan was the first African-American to be elected in Texas, in 1973. She was a Democrat. and a lesbian. She later became the first black woman to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She was a lawyer and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement., and  the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.  She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. Jordan’s companion of 25 years was Nancy Earl, an educational psychologist, whom she met on a camping trip in the late 1960s.  Jordan never discussed her sexual orientation and was not out. Nancy Earl was an occasional speech writer for Jordan, and later was a caregiver when Jordan began to suffer from multiple sclerosis in 1973. In a KUT radio documentary Rediscovering Barbara JordanPresident Bill Clinton said that he wanted to nominate Jordan for the United States Supreme Court, but by the time he could do so, Jordan’s health problems prevented him from nominating her. Jordan also suffered from leukemia. She’s been described as “one of the most revered leaders and orators of her time.” She was outed in the press after her death from leukemia and multiple sclerosis in 1996.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-21-1940 – 07-17-2020   John Lewis – Born near Troy, Alabama. He was an American politician, statesman, and civil rights activist and leader. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional 

district from 1987 until his death in 2020. Lewis was an outspoken champion of LGBT rights during a time when it had little public support. While in Congress, he co-sponsored more than a dozen bills to advance and protect rights for the LGBT community. In 1996, Lewis delivered an impassioned speech against DOMA on the floor of the house. Lewis wrote, “I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. I’ve heard the

 reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred, and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry.” He also chastised those who called for same-sex couples to be joined in unions, but not in marriage. “We have been down that road before in this country. Separate is not equal,” he wrote. “Our rights as Americans do not depend on the approval of others. Our rights depend on us being Americans.” The hearse carrying Rep. John Lewis stopped by Atlanta’s rainbow crosswalks in remembrance of his embrace of LGBT equality. 

02-21-1943 David Geffen – Born in Borough Park, New York City, New York. He is an American record executive, film studio executive and producer, theatrical producer, and philanthropist. He is one of three founders of Dream Works Studio. Geffen is a 

prominent philanthropist. He supports medical research, AIDS organizations, the arts, and theatre. In 1995 he donated $5 million towards UCLA’s Westwood Playhouse. The theatre was renamed the Geffen Playhouse. In 2002, he announced a $200 million unrestricted endowment for the School of Medicine at UCLA. On December 13, 2012, UCLA announced that Geffen had donated another $100 million in addition to his $200 million. His donation is the largest ever made to a medical school in the United States. His gift funds the full cost of attendance for up to 30 students per year, beginning with the Class of 2017.

1947

In New York City at a gathering of the Optical Society of America, Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera, the first camera to take, develop and print a black & white picture on photo paper, all in about 60 seconds. The camera went on sale the following year.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

02-21-1956   Victoria Brownworth – American journalist, writer, and editor. She was the first AIDS columnist for 

SPIN magazine, the first lesbian columnist in a daily newspaper, and the first journalist to write about women and AIDS and pediatric AIDS in the country. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, Brownworth is the first out lesbian to have a column in a daily newspaper. She is the author of more than 20 books. Her novella, Ordinary Mayhem, was awarded Honorable Mention in Best Horror 2012. She is an advocate against sex trafficking and for LGBT issues

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

02-21-1960   Isaac Julien – Born East End of London, England. He is a 

British filmmaker and a professor. His 1989 drama-documentary Looking for Langston won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991 he won the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Young Soul Rebels. Julien joined US Santa Cruz as a distinguished professor of the arts in 2018. He is also a patron of the Live Art Development Agency. Julien is openly gay.

February 22, 1965

Activist Malcolm X was fatally shot as he was about to address a rally in New York City. He was 39. In 1966, three Nation of Islam assassins were convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1976: A Detroit jury awards more than $200,000 in damages to a man who contends that he was “turned into” a homosexual by a 1975 automobile accident in which his car was rear-ended by another vehicle.

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

 1981

Prince appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Party Up.” It was his first appearance on the show.

Dolly Parton topped the Billboard Pop Chart with her own composition at #1, “9 to 5”. The record reached #47 in the UK, where she sued Sheena Easton for the song name

02-21-1987 Ellen/Elliot Page – Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A Canadian actor and starred in the film Juno and other major films. Page has won more that 25 awards, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA for Juno. He describes himself as a Pro-choice feminist and is also a vegetarian. On February 14, 2014, Page came out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference. In 2018, Page announced marriage to dancer and choreographer Emma Portner, which ended in divorce when in December 2020 Page came out as transgender. and lesbians were bashed for upset at loosing a role model.

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

1997 – The “Olympic Park Bomber” Eric Rudolph is an American domestic terrorist is convicted for a series of anti-abortion and anti-gay-motivated bombings across the southern United States between 1996 and 1998, which killed two people and injured over 120 others.

1998

Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998.

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

2002

Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’

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

2011

Boy George revealed a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plans for 2012.

2012

Five members of the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior where their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for Putin during his election campaign. The following month, three of the group members were arrested and charged with hooliganism and were were held in custody until their trial began in late July when the three members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

2022

we keep listing victim groups as if the oppressor was unclear or unknown

Empowering the next generation of lawyers for women’s and LGBT rights | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the worldhttp://www.thaipbsworld.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/aoc-suggestion-to-rename-queens-post-office-angers-lgbt-leaders/ar-AAU6xzY?li=BBnbcA1

https://www.buzzfeed.com/markyoung/lgbtq-movies-to-look-out-for-in-2022

LGBTQ+ Movies To Look Forward To In 2022

With streaming and the pandemic changing how we watch movies forever, 2022 is setting itself up to have some queer film classics that we’ll talk about for decades.www.buzzfeed.com

AOC suggestion to rename Queens post office angers LGBT leaders

AOC is soliciting suggestions for the Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building in Jackson Heights, a representative for her office told Community Board 3 in Queens last week.www.msn.com

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-federations-revises-agenda-restoring-gun-control-lgbt-rights-to-priority-list/

US Federations revises agenda, restoring gun control, LGBT rights to priority list | The Times of Israel

New policy document also vows support for ‘bipartisan approaches to ensure voter access’ after omission of items by JFNA trigged queries from constituentswww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/10-queer-photographers-you-need-to-follow-on-instagram

https://www.buzzfeed.com/abhaahad/relatable-songs-for-queer-people-of-faith

19 Very Relatable Songs For Queer People Of Faith

“If I am losing a part of me, maybe I don’t want heaven.”www.buzzfeed.com

10 queer photographers you need to follow on Instagram | Digital Camera World

Discover the photographers advocating, celebrating and supporting the queer community through powerful imageswww.digitalcameraworld.com

not the representation that helps or represents

Hannibal showrunner opens up about the show’s queer love story

The showrunner for Hannibal opened up about the surprising queer love story between the show’s main characters.www.gaytimes.co.uk

and who are not villains

https://thefulcrum.ca/opinions/opinion-we-need-more-queer-representation-in-childrens-media/

Opinion: We need more queer representation in children’s media – The Fulcrum

The fact of the matter is that people are born to be whatever sexuality they are, and nothing can change that — not even the media they consume at a young age.thefulcrum.ca

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Feb 21, 2019 — 1892 – Harry Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892 – January 14, 1949) was born in Norwich, New York. He was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist …

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

LGBTQ2 for February 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

1873, UK – Simeon Solomon  (9 October 1840 – 14 August 1905) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter noted for his depictions of Jewish life and same-sex desire as well as a poet. Solomon and George Roberts, a stableman, are arrested at a public urinal in London and charged with the Crime of Buggery.

1916

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presented its first concert. The symphony was the first by a municipal orchestra to be supported by taxes.

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

02-11-1962 Tammy Baldwin – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an American politician and has always been out publicly as a lesbian. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 2nd district. In 2012, she was elected to the U.S. Senate, the first woman to represent Wisconsin, and the first out gay U.S. Senator in history. In 1993, she said that she was disappointed by President Clinton’s compromise on LGBT rights in supporting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In early 1994, she proposed legalizing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. On October 20, 2013, Baldwin was one of sixteen female Democratic senators to sign a letter endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in the 2016 Presidential Election.

On February 5, 2020, regarding the impeachment of Trump, she stated, “I only have one of 100 votes in the U.S. Senate and I am afraid that the majority is putting this president above the law by not convicting him of these impeachable offenses. But let’s be clear, this is not an exoneration of President Trump, it is a failure to show moral courage and hold this president accountable.”

1965: At the San Francisco trial of the four people arrested at the Council on Religion and the Homosexual’s New Year’s Ball, the judge orders the jury to find the defendants not guilty. The decision is widely seen as a turning point in the homophile movement’s fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.

February 11, 1966

Cher recorded “Bang Bang.”

1967: In a follow-up action to Los Angeles’ Black Cat demonstration on New Year’s Eve, around 40 picketers demonstrate in front of the Black Cat in coordination with hippies and other counterculture groups who had been targeted by police for harassment and violence.

02-11-1967   The Black Cat protest – Almost 2 years before Stonewall. On New Year’s Eve, 1966/1967, at midnight, as traditional New Year’s kisses 

were exchanged in the LGBT bar, the Black Cat, undercover cops started arresting people without identifying themselves. Fourteen people were dragged to waiting patrol cars. The cops then raided the New Faces bar, where other LGBT people were arrested. The raids sparked anger and fear in the gay community. At the time, it was the bars that were the only relatively safe place for gay people to gather. Six of the men arrested for kissing at the Black Cat were convicted of lewd conduct and required to register as sex offenders. Lawyer Herbert Selwyn

 argued for the first time on the basis of equal protection under the law. The US Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Two LGBT organizations came together — Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE) and The Southern California Council on Religion and Homophile (SCCRH) to stage an unprecedented protest. A legal defense fund was set up and the media was contacted. On February 11, 1967, in response to the harassment and unprovoked police attack, nearly 600 people gathered in a peaceful demonstration in front of the Black Cat. 

There was some television coverage of the protest and the only print coverage was by the L.A. Free Press. In 2008, the Black Cat was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #939 for its early and significant role in the LGBT civil rights movement. It’s the first building in Los Angeles to be landmarked solely for its LGBT history. The Black Cat is located at 3909 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974, Canada – In Winnipeg, Richard North and Chris Vogel are married by a Unitarian-Universalist minister. First publicized as “gay marriage” in Canada, it was not recognized by the government. 

1977 –

Anita Bryant gives her first Save Our Children press conference in Florida. She claims she can prove that homosexuals are “trying to recruit our children to homosexuality.”

February 11, 1977

  David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.

1978

On the USA charts Queen was fourth with “We Are The Champions”

Queen edged up with News of the World  was 3rd

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

1984

 Culture Club was 32 on the US lp charts with Colour By Numbers.  

02-11-1984 

Aubrey O’Day – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American singer-songwriter, member of the duo band Dumblonde, actress, fashion designer, reality television personality, fashion model, and a former member of the girl group Danity Kane. 

On December 15, 2008, Fox News reported that O’Day attended a party accompanied with her girlfriend/lover, according to an anonymous friend in attendance. When questioned by UsMagazine.com regarding the gay rumors, O’Day did not confirm nor deny the speculation about her sexuality, and once again stated that she could not say “one way or another” what her sexual orientation is at this point in her life. In 2009, while on the show Chelsea Lately, when asked about being bisexual, she replied, “Generally, I don’t like to label myself…I want to find someone I’m passionate about, and I don’t want to limit myself to one segment of the population.” She is a gay rights advocate and chose the “Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network” (GLSEN) as her charity for Celebrity Apprentice.

1985

The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included Prince for best International Act and Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain, British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’, British Video was Duran Duran for ‘Wild Boys’, British Comedy Recording Neil ‘Hole In My Shoe’, British Album went to Sade for ‘Diamond Life’, British Male Solo Artist was won by Paul Young, British Female Solo Artist, Alison Moyet and Best British Group went to Wham!

1986

Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club, guest-stars on an episode of The A-Team. George played a singer mistakenly booked into a Country dance hall.

1987

The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite.’ The title alludes to the communist slogan “Workers of the world, unite!”, and the 1966 David and Jonathan hit ‘Lovers of the World Unite’. The photograph on the sleeve is of a young Elvis Presley. (who’s mother’s maiden name was Smith)

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

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

2002

Elton John performs at the National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

2003

The British Phonographic Industry reported that the year 2002 saw the largest sales decline in decades, with the most severe slump in a single year since the birth of the CD market in the early 1980s. Piracy, illegal duplication and distribution of CDs by international criminals were blamed for the decrease.

2011

Barbra Streisand was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy organization.

02-11-2013

Canada:  Kathleen Wynne (born May 21, 1953) is a Canadian politician and the 25th Premier of Ontario. In office since 2013, she is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Don Valley West for the Liberal Party. She is the first female premier of Ontario and the first openly LGBT head of a provincial or federal government in Canada.

USA: The Pentagon extends benefits to same-sex couples. The move was one of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s last moves as a member of Pres. Obama’s Cabinet.

2014

Queen made UK chart history, becoming the first act to sell six-million copies of an album with their Greatest Hits compilation.

2016

72-year-old Barry Manilow was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what was described as “complications from emergency oral surgery” that he had undergone earlier in the week. His One Last Time tour had to be put on hold and concerts in Kentucky and Tennessee were canceled. To the surprise of many, just three days later Barry was well enough to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party in L.A. where he performed “Mandy” as well as “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” from his latest album, “My Dream Duets”.

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

2022

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/11/anti-gay-pastor-contention-job-adams-administration-00008048

Anti-gay pastor still in contention for job in Adams administration

Fernando Cabrera, who represented the Bronx as a Democrat in the City Council, has been showing up at a municipal building across the street from City Hall while he awaits his assignment in the Adams administration.www.politico.com

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/2022-02-11/a-reissue-helps-revive-joseph-hansens-series-about-a-tough-gay-detective

A reissue helps revive Joseph Hansen’s series about a tough, gay detective | Boise State Public Radio

In 1970, Hansen began a 12-novel series about Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who happens to be gay. Reading now, it’s clear that Hansen was one of the great crime writers of his time.www.boisestatepublicradio.org

https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/11/entertainment/whitney-houston-gay-icon-10-years-later/index.html

Whitney Houston: 10 years later and why she’s a gay icon – CNN

It was a performance that likely would’ve made Whitney Houston proud.www.cnn.com

Adele Surprises Fans By Pole Dancing Onstage At Gay Nightclub Event | ETCanada.com

Adele has got some moves. On Thursday night, the singer was spotted at London’s Heaven nightclub where G-A-Y was hosting its “Porn Idol” event. [readmore label=”READ MORE: ” link=”https://etcanada.com/news/865595/adeles-massive-ring-at-brit-awards-sets-off-engagement-rumors/” text=”Adele’s Massive Ring At BRIT Awards Sets Off Engagement Rumours”] Adele upped the ante by jumping up onstage after the stripping contest was over to show…etcanada.com

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/peacemaker-episode-7-christopher-smith-bisexual-john-cena/

Peacemaker Just Confirmed a Major Character is Bisexual

On Thursday, HBO Max subscribers were treated to the seventh episode of Peacemaker, the penultimate installment of the series’ first (but hopefully not last) season. The series has peeled apart the narrative onion that is Christopher Smith / Peacemaker (John Cena), as well as a group of characters […]comicbook.com

https://www.out.com/print/2022/2/11/meet-lesbian-co-showrunner-queering-star-trek-discovery

Meet the Lesbian Co-Showrunner Queering ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Michelle Paradise is helming the franchise toward greater LGBTQ+ representation.www.out.com

The Lesbian Writer and Her Flamboyant Gay Husband – The New York Times

Peter taught me to laugh at fate as we lived our dream. At least for a while.www.nytimes.com

let us not pretend that human rights commissions are for

lesbians, gays and bisexuals

heterosexual women of all ethnicities

and are the appearance of rights according to the dominate ethnicity of heterosexual men in the nations these commissions occur in

vs nations that have no commissions at all

and let us not pretend that trans are not sexually harassing lesbians, gays and bisexuals with the everyone is a bigot for not dating – and mischaracterizing non-procreative sexual orientation as a sexual preference.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10503223/Human-Rights-Equalities-Commission-fire-LGBT-groups-claim-anti-trans.html

Human Rights and Equalities Commission under fire from LGBT groups who claim it is anti-trans | Daily Mail Online

More than 20 LGBT organisations, including Stonewall, claimed the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has worked to remove legal protections for the transgender community.www.dailymail.co.uk

Dear heterosexual women, bisexual women and especially lesbians: women are not the harmers and are all vulnerable groups in 2022, same as last century

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19916690.lgbt-groups-ask-un-revoke-status-british-equality-human-rights-commission/

discrimination against everyone or just one demographic as if the only victim?

https://news.sky.com/story/rights-group-says-lgbt-campaigners-trying-to-revoke-its-independent-status-have-wrong-target-12539436

Rights group says LGBT campaigners trying to revoke its independent status have ‘wrong target’ | UK News | Sky News

Instead of criticising, campaign groups should work with us to stop discrimination, the Equality and Human Rights Commission says.news.sky.com

PM Scott Morrison ‘rolled’ by cabinet on Religious Discrimination deal | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture

An embarrassing cabinet leak suggests PM Scott Morrison was pushing for a ‘horse trading’ deal to push the Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBT groups ask UN to revoke status of British Equality and Human Rights Commission | The National

A GROUP of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).www.thenational.scot

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link

events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

LGBTQ2 for February 4

BCE to The Suffragettes

1849-1896   We’wha – He was a Zuni Native American from New Mexico. He was a famous Lhamana, a traditional Zuni gender role, now described as mixed-gender or Two-Spirit. Lhamana were men who lived in part as women, wearing a mixture of women’s and men’s clothing and doing a great deal of women’s work, as well as serving as mediators. We’wha is known historically mainly for the fact that she was a man but chose to live out his life as a woman. He/she was well respected in the tribe.

1923, Austria – Nazi thugs fire guns into a Vienna homophile gathering attended by Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935)and wound a number of people in the crowd. Hirschfeld was a German Jewish physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany; he based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights“.

1915- On a speaking tour, Edith Lees Ellis (1861-Sept. 14, 1916), open lesbian wife of Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 – 8 July 1939), exhorts women to begin “organizing a new love world.” She was an English writer and women’s rights activist. From the beginning, their marriage was unconventional; at the end of the honeymoon Havelock went back to his bachelor rooms and Edith had several affairs with women, of which her husband was aware. Their open marriage was the central subject in Havelock Ellis’s autobiographyMy Life(1939).

1934 — Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) writes to her lover journalist Lorena Hickok (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968)about how lucky they. “Someday perhaps fate will be kind & let us arrange a life more to our liking [but] for the time being we are lucky to have what we have. Dearest, we are happy together and strong relationships have to grow deep roots.” The nature of Hickok and Roosevelt’s relationship has been a subject of dispute among historians. Roosevelt was close friends with several lesbian couples, such as suffragistsand educators Nancy Cook (August 26, 1884 – August 16, 1962)and Marion Dickerman(April 11, 1890 – May 16, 1983), and  educator Esther Lape (October 8, 1881 – May 17, 1981)and scholar and suffragist  Elizabeth Fisher Read(1872 – December 13, 1943), suggesting that she understood lesbianism; Marie Souvestre(28 April 1830 – 30 March 1905), Roosevelt’s childhood teacher and a great influence on her later thinking, was also a lesbian

1938 – Gay writer and historian Martin Greif (February 4, 1938 – November 17, 1996) was born in New York City. He was an American editor, lecturer, publisher and writer.A prolific writer, Greif was one of the first people to compile a history of gays and lesbians and biographies of some of the most illustrious people in time. Main Street Press was founded in 1978 by Greif and his life partner, Lawrence Grow, in Clinton, New Jersey. Grow died of a stroke associated with AIDS in 1991. Greif died of an AIDS-related illness in November 1996.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

Gregory Woods (1953) – Born in Egypt. He is a British poet that grew up in Ghana. Since 1990 he has taught at Nottingham Trent University, where in 1998 he was 

appointed Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies, the first such appointment in the United Kingdom. On retirement, he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies. His main areas of interest are twentieth-century gay and lesbian literature; post-war gay and lesbian films, cultural studies, and the AIDS epidemic. In addition to his poetry collections, he is the author of a number of books. According to poet Sinéad Morrissey, “Probably, the finest gay poet in the United Kingdom.”

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

Pauline Park (1960) – Born in Korea and adopted by European American parents. She is an activist for transgender rights. In 1997, Park co-founded Queens Pride

 House, a center for the LGBT communities of Queens, and Iban/Queer Koreans of New York.  In 1998, Park co-founded the NY Assoc. for Gender Rights Advocacy, the first statewide transgender advocacy organization in New York. She negotiated inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Dignity for All Students Ace, a safe schools bill enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2010. Park was adopted by European American parents and raised in the United States. In an interview, she said, “I think I knew when I was four or so before I even knew the word. It’s a funny story. When I went to kindergarten, the first day all the girls were wearing stretch pants with stirrups, remember those? I thought they were so cute and I wanted some. I remember when I came home and asked for some my mother was shocked. That was when I began to understand that certain things were for girls and certain things were for boys. And I began to recognize that as a child I couldn’t be who I was until I was an adult.”

Mpho Andrea Tutu (1963) – Born in London, England. She is the youngest daughter of Desmond Tutu. Her father ordained her a priest of the Episcopal Church in 2004. Mpho and her father wrote the book Made for Goodness

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(2010) based on the belief that all people are basically good and that by spreading the message of peace and goodwill that changes can be made. She was married to Joseph Burris and had two children with him. The couple divorced. In late 2015, she married her long-time Dutch girlfriend, Dr. Marceline van Furth in a small private ceremony in the Netherlands, but the couple went public in January 2016 when they had a wedding celebration in Cape Town, South Africa. Her marriage meant that she lost her license to practice as a priest. Same-sex marriage was legalized in South Africa in 2006, but the church does not recognize those 

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marriages. Cape Town bishop Raphael Hess said he was “vexed” by the need for Tutu-van Furth to renounce her clerical duties, but he hoped it would be short-lived. Speaking to South Africa’s City Press from her honeymoon in Bali, Mpho noted the “irony” of being censored for her similarities to her spouse rather than her differences, as South Africans once were under apartheid. Mpho stated, “My wife and I meet across almost every dimension of difference. Some of our differences are obvious; she is tall and white, I am black and vertically challenged. Ironically, coming from a past where difference was the instrument of division, it is our sameness that is now the cause of distress. My wife and I are both women.”

Patience Agbabi (1965) – Born in London to Nigerian parents and from an early age was fostered by a white 

English family. She had a lot of contact with her Nigerian parents. This was a common practice at the time. Agbabi feels lucky to have had two sets of parents. Her upbringing allowed her to move easily between two cultures. She is a poet and a performer. Her poetry has been featured on television and radio. In 2000, she was one of ten poets commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to write a poem for National Poetry Day. Agbabi is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury. In 2017 she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She describes herself as “bi-cultural” and bisexual. Issues of racial and sexual identity are important in her poetry.

1967

on the USA LP Charts #3 the Soundtracks to “Doctor Zhivago” and #4 “The Sound of Music” 

Irshad Manji (1968) – NY Univ. director of “Moral Courage Project.” Born in Kampala, Uganda, the family 

moved to Canada when she was 4. She grew up attending both a secular and an Islamic religious school. She was expelled from her religious school for asking too many questions.  Her book, The Trouble with Islam Today has been published in more than 30 languages. She was named by “The Jakarta Post” as one of three women making a positive change in Islam today. She was also awarded Oprah Winfrey’s first annual Chutzpah Award for “audacity, nerve, boldness and conviction”. She is openly lesbian.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 04, 1972

During sessions at Trident Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’, ‘Starman’ and ‘Suffragette City’, the last songs recorded for the The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album.

1973 – Twenty year old French actress and star of The Last Tango in ParisMaria Schneider(27 March 1952 – 3 February 2011)admits to the New York Times that she is bisexual, stating “I’ve had quite a few lovers for my age. More men than women…women I love more for beauty than for sex.  Men I love for grace and intelligence.” Schneider came out as bisexual. In early 1976, she abandoned the film set of Caligula and checked herself into a mental hospital in Rome for several days to be with her lover, photographer Joan Townsend. Schneider died of breast cancer on 3 February 2011 at age 58

1974

Elton John released his new single “Bennie & The Jets”.

1975, Canada – Police raid Sauna Aquarius in Montreal and arrest thirty-six people as found-ins in a common bawdyhouse. It was the beginning of a police “clean-up” for the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

1978

Talking Heads plus new group Dire Straits were in concert at the Oasis Leisure Centre, in Swindon, England.  

 Queen’s biggest hit to date–“We Are The Champions” was fourth on the USA Charts

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

1981 – Congressman Jon Hinson (R-Mississippi)(March 16, 1942 – July 21, 1995) is arrested for performing an act of “oral sodomy” with a twenty-eight-year-old man in the restroom of a House of Representatives office building. He pleads no contest and is given a thirty-day suspended sentence. Following his 1981 resignation, he became an LGBT activist in metropolitan Washington D.C.Hinson died of respiratory failure resulting from AIDS in Silver Spring, Maryland, at the age of fifty-three.

1982

The inaugural British Phonographic Industry Awards are held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” is given the nod as Best British Single, Adam And The Ants win Best British Album for “Kings Of The Wild Frontier” and John Lennon is honored posthumously for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

1984

Culture Club started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Karma Chameleon’ the group’s 5th US Top 10 hit, also a No.1 in the UK.

 Elton John dropped to 7 with “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”,

The Eurythmics owned the #1 album in the U.K. with Touch.

1987 – Author Randy Shilts‘ (August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994) investigative journalism book And the Band Played On is published. It chronicles the 1980–1985 discovery and spread of HIV/AIDS, government indifference, and political infighting in the United States to what was initially perceived as a gay disease. Shilts himself would die of the disease on February 17, 1994.

1987 – Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987)dies at the age of 62 in Palm Springs from AIDS-related illnesses. Just two weeks earlier his publicists had denied a Las Vegas Sunstory which claimed he had the disease. He is buried in the Los Angeles Forest Lawn Cemetery. Władziu Valentino Liberace wasknown as Liberace. He was an American pianist, singer, and actor. A child prodigy and the son of working-class immigrants, Liberace enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements. At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, with established residencies in Las Vegas, and an international touring schedule. Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the sobriquet “Mr. Showmanship.” In 1982, Scott Thorson(born January 23, 1959), Liberace’s 22-year-old former chauffeur and live-in lover of five years, sued the pianist for $113 million in palimonyafter he was let go by Liberace. Liberace continued to deny that he was homosexual and HIV-positive, and during court depositions in 1984, he insisted that Thorson was never his lover. The case was settled out of court in 1986, with Thorson receiving a $75,000 cash settlement, plus three cars and three pet dogs worth another $20,000. Thorson stated after Liberace’s death that he settled because he knew that Liberace was dying and that he had intended to sue based on conversion of property rather than palimony. In a 2011 interview, actress and close friend Betty White stated that Liberace was indeed gay and that she was often used as a beard by his managers to counter public rumors of the musician’s homosexuality. Behind the Candelabra, a film adaptation of Scott Thorson’s autobiography debuted on HBO in May 2013.Michael Douglas stars as Liberace, with Matt Damon playing Thorson, in a story centered on the relationship the two shared and its aftermath.

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

1991

“Cher at the Mirage” aired on CBS-TV.

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

2004 – The Massachusetts high court rules that only full, equal marriage rights for gay couples, not civil unions, would be constitutional. “The history of our nation has demonstrated that separate is seldom, if ever, equal,” an advisory opinion from the four justices who ruled in favor of gay marriage stated. A bill creating only civil unions, not full marriage rights, would be “unconstitutional, inferior, and discriminatory status for same-sex couples.”

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


02-04-2014

 Scotland legalized gay marriage, becoming the 17th country to do so. The Scottish Parliament passed The Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill by a 105-18 margin.

02-04-2016

Elton John gave a surprise performance when he sat down at one of the pianos open to the public in London’s St. Pancras subway station. He entertained the crowd with a few songs on a piano that he himself had donated to the station.

The United Nations Postal Administration issued a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal — a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The new stamps, which celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community, mark the first time the UN has issued stamps with this theme. The set is available as of Feb. 5th at UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva and Vienna. They can also be purchased online.

2022

anyone surprised?

the more pure in public the bigger the pervert in private

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/lgbtq-book-ban-advocate-faces-felony-child-molestation-charge-missouri-rcna14763

LGBTQ book ban proponent faces felony child molestation charge in Missouri

The LGBTQ book banning advocate tried to have the award-winning graphic memoir “Fun Home,” removed from school libraries in Kansas City.www.nbcnews.com

Lesbians have zero reason to respect men and men keep proving why:

“By the way, when I make fun of gays, dude, I fing love gay men,” Strickland explained. “Gay men are awesome. Lesbians, not so much. Lesbians hate me. Lesbians look at me like the guy that hurt them; I’m not the guy, I’m not your father. But gay men, gay men look at me like they wanna f me, and I respect that. You know, they compliment me, they slide in my DMs, I get some dick pics every now and then; I respect that s***. So, I’m not homophobic.”

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/sean-strickland-attempts-to-retract-his-previous-homophobic-comments-gay-men-are-awesome-lesbians-not-so-much/Show More

Sean Strickland attempts to retract his previous homophobic comments: “Gay men are awesome. Lesbians, not so much”

UFC middleweight Sean Strickland has reiterated his stance after being accused of making homophobic comments.www.bjpenn.com

https://www.memphisflyer.com/lawmakers-target-lgbtq-issues-in-schools

Memphis Flyer | Lawmakers Target LGBTQ Issues in Schools

Lawmakers target pronouns, textbooks, and transgender athletes.
http://www.memphisflyer.com

I prefer the Gay Game and OutGames

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/least-35-lgbtq-athletes-will-compete-beijing-olympics-winter-games-rec-rcna14553

At least 35 LGBTQ athletes will compete at Beijing Olympics, a Winter Games record

Keeping with China’s “zero tolerance” approach to the pandemic, the 2022 Beijing Olympics will likely be remembered for its unprecedented security measures.www.nbcnews.com

CPS apologises for ‘victim blaming’ in bisexual doctor’s murder trial

A senior barrister has denied victim-blaming in the grisly death of Dr Gary Jenkins in a case that has sickened Britain.www.pinknews.co.uk

Arnie Kantrowitz, Pioneer of Gay Liberation, Dies at 81 – The New York Times

A professor, author and activist, he fought against discrimination because of sexual orientation and for fairness from the media.www.nytimes.com

Trailblazing lesbian publisher Kim Corsaro was ‘wondrous, determined’ – 48 hills

Remembering the larger-than-life leader of the Bay Times, who radicalized local gay journalism and famously got a police chief fired.48hills.org

https://www.illinoissenatedemocrats.com/caucus-news/72-senator-karina-villa-news/3512-older-lgbtq-adults-could-be-extended-support-through-the-department-of-aging-under-villa-legislation

Older LGBTQ adults could be extended support through the Department of Aging under Villa legislation

The official legislative site of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucuswww.illinoissenatedemocrats.com

German minister wants equal parenting rights for married lesbian couples

Justice Minister Marco Bushman says he wants to see Germany recognise both partners in a lesbian married couple as mothers.www.thelocal.de

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/chambersburg-town-council-lgbtq-discrimination-pennsylvania-20220204.html

LGBTQ workers need more protection as discrimination laws are repealed | Opinion

It’s essential to our local and state economy that all business owners, employees, customers, and visitors feel safe and welcome in every co

https://www.wellandtribune.ca/news/council/2022/02/03/lgbtq-advisory-committee-to-help-make-welland-more-inclusive-community.html

LGBTQ advisory committee to help make Welland more inclusive community | wellandtribune.ca

Group has broad mandatewww.wellandtribune.ca

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2022/02/04/lgbtq-higher-vaccination-rates-against-covid-cdc/6660818001/

LGBTQ adults report higher vaccination rates against COVID: CDC

LGBTQ adults report higher vaccination coverage and vaccine confidence than heterosexual adults, according to a new study from the CDC.www.usatoday.com

https://www.ebar.com/news/latest_news//312741

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/government-of-canada-announces-community-capacity-and-project-funding-for-lgbtq2-organizations-825402495.html

Government of Canada announces community capacity and project funding for LGBTQ2 organizations

/CNW Telbec/ – The Government of Canada continues to work with LGBTQ2 communities and all our partners to protect LGBTQ2 rights and build a safer, more…www.newswire.ca

Bay Area Reporter :: Out in the World: Report: Afghan LGBTQ people remain in peril, governments urged to act

A new report by Human Rights Watch and OutRight Action International shows Afghan LGBTQ people remain at various stages of peril both within their own country and in neighboring countries.www.ebar.com

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

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

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

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

LGBTQ2 for October 31


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1876 – Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972), American playwright, poet and novelist, is born. She lives as an expatriate in Paris and is known as the Queen of the Paris Lesbians.

1896 – Jazz great and Oscar-nominated actress Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) is born. She was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was also the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award, in 1962. Waters married three times, had no children and was bisexual.She was remarkably open (for her time) about her relationship with dancer Ethel Williams  (December 21, 1891-1961).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – Three men are arrested in Boise, Idaho on charges of lewd conduct and sodomy, inciting a “moral panic” that results in 16 arrests, 15 convictions and almost 1,500 people being questioned.

October 31, 1956Elvis had Natalie Wood flown in for a visit.

Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley outside the Hotel Chisca - October 31, 1956
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During the evening Elvis and Nick Adams took her down to the Hotel Chisca to meet Dewey Philips.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1964

  People gave Barbra Streisand her first #1 album, finally toppling the Beatles’ A Hard day’s Night after 14 weeks.

1968 – Silent film star Ramon Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) is killed. He was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His body was found after being brutally murdered by hustler brothers Paul and Tom Ferguson, aged 22 and 17, who called him and offered their services. He had hired prostitutes from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex previously, and the Fergusons obtained Novarro’s telephone number from a previous guest.

1969 – Sixty members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the Society for Individual Rights(SIR) stage a protest outside the offices of the San Francisco Examiner in response to another in a series of news articles disparaging LGBT people in San Francisco’s gay bars and clubs. The peaceful protest against the “homophobic editorial policies” of the Examiner turned tumultuous and were later called “Friday of the Purple Hand” and “Bloody Friday of the Purple Hand.” Examiner employees “dumped a bag of printers’ ink from the third story window of the newspaper building onto the crowd.” Some reports state that it was a barrel of ink poured from the roof of the building. The protesters “used the ink to scrawl ‘Gay Power’ and other slogans on the building walls” and stamp purple hand prints “throughout downtown San Francisco” resulting in “one of the most visible demonstrations of gay power.” According to Larry LittleJohn, then president of SIR, “At that point, the tactical squad arrived – not to get the employees who dumped the ink, but to arrest the demonstrators. Somebody could have been hurt if that ink had gotten into their eyes, but the police were knocking people to the ground.”The accounts of police brutality include women being thrown to the ground and protesters’ teeth being knocked out.

1969 – Time magazine runs a cover story entitled, “The Homosexual: Newly Visible, Newly Understood.” The author, Christopher Cory, presents a “case for greater tolerance of homosexuals” yet “emphasized the effeminate side of homosexuality to the exclusion of everyone else,” resulting in a protest at the Time-Life Building on November 12, 1969.

1969: In San Francisco, lesbians and gay men protest homophobic language in the Examiner. Newspaper employees respond by showering the demonstrators with purple ink. Violence ensues.

October 31, 1969

David Bowie appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon, Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang ‘Space Oddity’ to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 31, 1975Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December, 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne’s World and became a hit all over again.

1977, Canada – Halloween brings thousands of queer-bashers to Toronto’s Yonge Street looking for the annual drag parade. Gay representatives meet with police beforehand to try to prevent a crowd from gathering. Operation Jack-o’-Lantern, a gay street patrol, is organized to monitor situation but police do little to control crowd.

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

1980, Canada – For the first time, Toronto police do not allow queer-bashers and spectators to congregate outside St Charles Tavern to wait for drag queens. Traffic and pedestrians are kept moving with help of large numbers of police officers.

1980 – French-Canadian flight attendant Gaëtan Dugas (February 20, 1953 – March 30, 1984) pays his first known visit to New York City bathhouses. He would later be incorrectly deemed “Patient Zero” for his supposed connection to many early cases of AIDS in the United States. He was a French-Canadian flight attendant who was falsely linked by the CDC directly or indirectly to 40 of the first 248 reported cases of AIDS in the U.S. He was a relatively early HIV patient who once was widely regarded as “patient zero” for AIDS in the United States; his case was later found to have been only one of many that began in the 1970s, according to a September 2016 study published in Nature.

1987

Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from 86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million

On the USA charts: Madonna had her 15th career hit and amazingly, her 14th consecutive Top 10–“Causing A Commotion”.

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

1992

on the usa charts:  Madonna’s “Erotica” was 6

1995

Queen released the album “Made in Heaven.” It was the last album to feature the band’s original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.

1998

Chart history was made when the UK Top 5 singles chart was made up entirely of new entries. Alanis Morissette went in at No.5, Culture Club at No.4, U2 at No.3, George Michael at No.2 and Cher with ‘Believe’ at No.1. It made Cher (who was 52) the first female artist to have a No.1 single over the age of 50. The song was a No.1 in 23 countries.

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

2001, Germany – Openly gay Ole von Beust (born 13 April 1955) becomes the first mayor of Hamburg, Germany. He serves until 2010. He was a finalist for the World Mayor prize of 2010.

2003

Cher was named the year’s top female on tour by Billboard Magazine as her Farewell tour grossed $145 million and attracted 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.

2007, New Zealand – Maryan Street (born 5 April 1955) becomes the first openly lesbian member of Parliament. though she was outed after she entered office.

Joy Waring (born 7 October 1952) had been the first lesbian MP but she came out after she had entered office.

2021

https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/10/31/queer-halloween-saved-lives/Queer Halloween saved lives – Colorado NewslineFor many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries.coloradonewsline.com

https://www.kyivpost.com/lifestyle/what-is-it-like-to-be-queer-in-other-big-cities-in-ukraine.htmlWhat is it like to be queer in other big cities in Ukraine? – KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global VoiceKyiv is undoubtedly the queer capital of Ukraine but other major cities have bigger and more active LGBTQ+ communities than one might expect. Southern Odesa, western Lviv and eastern Kharkiv offer opportunities and events for queer people to express themselves and stand up for their rights. The Kyiv Post spoke to three people to find […]www.kyivpost.com

https://www.out.com/print/2021/10/31/20-boo-tiful-photos-elvira-undisputed-queer-queen-spooky20 Boo-tiful Photos of Elvira, Undisputed Queer Queen of Spooky, Over the YearsIn celebration of her Out100 cover, here is a retrospective of the Mistress of the Dark.www.out.com

https://www.out.com/television/2021/10/29/13-last-minute-queer-halloween-costumes-will-impress-your-friends13 Last-Minute Queer Halloween Costumes That Will Impress Your FriendsIf you need a costume this weekend, don’t worry, we’ve got you!www.out.com

https://www.out.com/music/2021/10/29/meet-outloud-all-queer-boy-band-we-wish-we-had-growingMeet OutLoud, the All-Queer Boy Band We Wish We Had Growing UpThe NYC-based foursome wants to be the kind of artists future generations of queer listeners can look up to.www.out.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nearly-30-lgbtq-afghans-fleeing-taliban-arrive-in-u-k-hours-after-regime-says-gay-rights-will-not-be-respected-under-islamic-law/ar-AAQ8vHu?li=BBnbcA1Nearly 30 LGBTQ Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in U.K. hours after regime says gay rights will not be respected under Islamic law“This is just the beginning of our efforts to help hundreds of LGBTQI+ individuals we are supporting in Afghanistan relocate to safety.”www.msn.com

https://www.mid-day.com/news/opinion/article/lobo-lobo-and-his-lgbt-23198899Lobo Lobo and his LGBT

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hackers-demand-1-million-to-end-leak-of-user-info-from-israeli-lgbt-site/Hackers demand $1 million to halt their leak of user info from Israeli LGBT site | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow group, believed to be criminally motivated Iranians, demands digital ransom within 48 hours; HIV status of some users of dating site already posted onlinewww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59093500Sir Elton John hits number one with lockdown album – BBC NewsThe pop legend beats Lana Del Rey and Coldplay to take the top spot with his Lockdown Sessions disc.www.bbc.com

from problematic heterosexuality to misapplying hetero norms to gay, lesbians and bisexuals – with nothing in the middle to trans attempting to force reverse heterosexuality with gender role reversal…

toxic is as toxic does, with no place in between

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-30/josh-cavallo-coming-out-mens-womens-queer-sport-cultures/100577678What Josh Cavallo’s coming out says about men’s and women’s queer sport cultures – ABC NewsAdelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo’s recent coming out received overwhelming support from global sport, but its impact shows men’s sport has a long way to go to catch women’s sport in accepting LGBTQIA+ athletes.www.abc.net.au

public bathrooms are separate for safety reasons that have not stopped being a reason for requiring separate facilities.

in fact, I would argue that there should be three public bathrooms – one for gay/bi men and transwomen, separate from women’s bathrooms and for heterosexual men

we cannot solve public safety problems without identifying the problem

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/john-waters-unveils-gender-restrooms-named-art-museum/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2193dc7ea5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_30_03_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2193dc7ea5-430855381John Waters unveils all gender restrooms named after him at art museum / LGBTQ NationWaters’ collaborator and trans activist Elizabeth Coffey was the restroom’s first “user.” “Can you think of anything any more elementary than just going to the bathroom?” she said…www.lgbtqnation.com

this is a lot of ignoring human history of genocide and war owing to religion, and that there was no historical Jesus

and claiming science, which studies nature, validates the supernatural…

From residential school mass graves, to Germany’s concentration camps: to the witch hunts to the crusades and murder of those who advance science, which does not study supernatural claims

to oppressing heterosexual women and denying rights to LGBTQ for centuries…

it is horrifying to see how nothing but tradition is convincing to adults who seek an invisible friend to be charge:

https://www.eternitynews.com.au/in-depth/things-im-asked-what-evidence-is-there-for-god/Things I’m Asked: What evidence is there for God?The leading atheistic philosopher in the early twentieth century, Bertrand Russell, was once asked what he would say to God by way of explanation when…www.eternitynews.com.au

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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.

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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 22

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1870, UK – Lord Alfred Douglas (22 October 1870 – 20 March 1945) is born near London. Forever known as Bosie, the boy lover of Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was regarded at the time as a mincing queen intent on self-destruction. In the end it was Wilde who was destroyed. Bosie was a British author, poet, translator, and political commentator. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, though he tended, later in life, to distance himself from both Wilde’s influence and his own role as a Uranian poet. Politically he would describe himself as “a strong Conservative of the ‘Diehard’ variety.”

1883

The Metropolitan Opera House held its grand opening in New York.

1916 – Police in New York City raid an all-male Lafayette Bathhouse after agents from the New York Society for the Prevention of Vice, who had infiltrated the establishment, filed a detailed report. Thirty-seven men, including the manager, were arrested. Twenty-five of them were convicted and sentenced to prison. The manager committed suicide.

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 – Brian Anthony Boitano (born October 22, 1963) is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season. He returned to competition in 1993 and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he placed sixth. In December 2013, Boitano was named to the United States delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in SochiRussia. In conjunction with that appointment, Boitano publicly came out as gay. The Sochi games and Russia have been the targets of criticism and LGBT activism because of a Russian anti-gay “propaganda” law passed in June 2013.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 22, 1971

Joan Baez received a Gold record for “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”. It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 in the US and #6 in the UK.

October 22, 1973

Olivia Newton-John released the single “Let Me Be There”

1977 – Montreal Police raid gay bars Truxx and Le Mystique and charge 146 men with being found in a common bawdyhouse. More than fifty uniformed and plainclothes police in bullet proof vests from the divisional Morality, Mobile and Technical squads carry off the raid. The arrestees were held for up to 15 hours at police headquarters “while ‘compulsory’ VD tests were administered

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

1981, Ireland – In a case brought to the court by Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association member Jeff Dudgeon, the European Court of Human Rights rules that Northern Ireland violates basic human rights by criminalizing gay male sex. Dudgeon is a Northern Irish politician, historian and gay political activist. He currently sits as a Ulster Unionist Party councillor for the Balmoral area of Belfast City Council. As part of the 2012 New Year Honours, Dudgeon was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for “services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Northern Ireland.”

1983

Culture Club topped the U.K. Album chart with Colour By Numbers.

on the usa song charts Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton were quite a pair with “Islands In The Stream” and Spandau Ballet’s “True” sounded awful good at #4.

1986 –U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issues the first report on AIDS. According to Quist, United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released his first report on the AIDS epidemic in America. He had been prevented for political reasons from addressing the AIDS crisis for four years. His report calls for the use of condoms to prevent HIV transmission and that information on both gay and straight relationships would help prevent the spread of AIDS. He reportedly waited four years before speaking publicly about the disease on this date and it would be two years before mailing information about the disease out to every American household..

1988

Elton John sold out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time.

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

1993: United States Air Force Lt. Heidi De Jesus dropped her lawsuit that attempted to bring charges against the military for her dismissal based on her sexual orientation and the ban on gay and lesbian military personal. The legal battle had literally left her broke.

1999:

Boeing announced that it would extend health benefits to the same-sex domestic partners of their employees. However, the company explained that unmarried heterosexual couples would not receive the same benefits because they had the option of marriage, angering the union.

San Francisco archbishop William Levada announces he would make a $30,000 contribution to a California ballot initiative to restrict the definition of marriage to opposite sex couples.

The film Boys Don’t Cry is released. Based on a true story, the film was adapted from the life of Brandon Teena (December 12, 1972 – December 31, 1993), born Teena Brandon, a female-to-male transperson who suffers  tragic consequences. A story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself, Boys Don’t Cry is critically acclaimed and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Teena’s murder, along with that of Matthew Shepard, led to increased lobbying for hate crime laws in the United States.

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

2005

Waterloo by ABBA was voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers in 31 countries across Europe voted during a special show in Copenhagen to celebrate the annual event’s 50th birthday.

2009:

The Lutheran Church of Sweden voted to allow same-sex marriages by a vote of 176 of 249 voting members. The decision came just days after the 30th anniversary of when Sweden stopped classifying homosexuality as a disease. (h/t Quist)

2013

Australia –  The Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital territory (ACT) (Canberra), votes in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 22 – HuffPost

2021

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/10/mtv-europe-music-awards-will-stand-in-solidarity-with-lgbtq-people-in-hungary/MTV Europe Music Awards will ‘stand in solidarity’ with LGBTQ people in HungaryMTV’s gay president Chris McCarthy wants to use the annual awards show to protest Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ lawswww.metroweekly.com

The present patchwork of state and local nondiscrimination laws hamstrings the business community and flies in the face of religious tenets and traditions which we value as conservatives. Supporting fundamental protections for all Americans is important to people of faith because LGBTQ Americans are our friends, neighbors, family members and coworkers. When it comes to being able to earn a living, having a place to live, or accessing a business or government office, LGBTQ people should be treated like everyone else. Excluding people from civil protections based on who they are or whom they love hurts us all. That is why a federal solution is urgently necessary.

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/577533-a-conservatives-faith-argument-for-supporting-lgbtq-rightsA conservative’s faith argument for supporting LGBTQ rights | TheHillBipartisan passage of federal protections for LGBTQ people is pro-family, pro-business and reflective of the foundational tenets of faith and the grand experiment of our Republic.thehill.com

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/across-africa-major-churches-strongly-oppose-lgbtq-rights-575566262.htmlAcross Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights – Winnipeg Free PressIn Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ policies in Africa.In Nigeria, the umbrella body for Christian churches depicts same-sex relationships as an evil meriting the lengthy prison sentences prescribed under existing law.www.winnipegfreepress.com

joking about a community one does not belong to, is punching down and not laughing with.

and comparative victimhood, only benefits the shared oppressor

https://sixmilepost.com/9529/opinion/dave-chappelles-the-closer-is-an-important-critique-of-the-lgbtq-community/Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” is an important critique of the LGBTQ community – Six Mile PostDave Chappelle’s newest special, “The Closer,” has sparked controversy because it is misunderstood. While some people think that it is antagonizing to the LGBTQ community, it is actually a valuable critique of problems that he sees within the community.   His last project with Netflix, Chapelle’s driving point is that the LGBTQ community is not…

indeed, but lesbians are under bullying and sexual harassment within LGBTQ…

so there is no working together

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/10/21/time-for-an-lgbtq-reality-check-queer-students-face-rising-tide-of-bullying/Time for an LGBTQ reality check-queer students face rising tide of bullyingNothing is going to get better unless we work together collectively against the insidious notion that LGBTQ identity is controversialwww.losangelesblade.com

being represented in society does help = this is why women, hetero and bisexual as well as lesbians need representation for and by women

and not be told by men and not transwomen how to woman

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/positive-lgbtq-media-depictions-reduce-queer-peoples-anxiety-depression/Positive LGBTQ media depictions reduce queer people’s anxiety & depression / LGBTQ NationMedia can play a big role in giving queer people hope and resilience in the face of discrimination…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/instant-photography-changed-stakes-lgbtq-people/How instant photography changed the stakes for LGBTQ people / LGBTQ NationWith the advent of the Polaroid, LGBTQ people were free to be themselves and have a lasting memory without having to drop off films to be developed by a third party…www.lgbtqnation.com

in Canada – owing to the Peoples Party claiming to be a purple wave – the same colour is being used to oppress those wearing purple to oppose bullying

https://etcanada.com/news/829904/stars-wear-purple-in-support-of-glaads-2021-spirit-day-on-oct-21/Stars Wear Purple In Support Of GLAAD’S 2021 Spirit Day On Oct. 21 | ETCanada.comThe world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) media advocacy organization, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), has announced that Thursday, Oct. 21 is Spirit Day. It’s a day for participants to wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ+ youth.…etcanada.com

https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/2021/10/22/change-agent-giovonni-santiago-helps-lgbt-youth-akron-non-profit/8444795002/Change Agent: Giovonni Santiago helps LGBT youth with Akron non-profitGiovonni Santiago is providing guidance to young people in Akron, Summit County, and elsewhere who in need of help dealing with their sexual identity.www.beaconjournal.com

because trans have rights as people, what they do not have is the right to encroach or remove rights from women

and given the name calling of lesbians, rather than of the heterosexuals who coined the word transphobic

the trans lobby has given the public reason to be concerned

no one may be required to ignore their own senses in favour of another person’s diagnosis

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/americans-support-pro-lgbt-policies-but-fall-short-on-trans-rights.htmlAmericans Support Pro-LGBT Policies, But Fall Short on Trans Rights | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

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Today in LGBT History – October 22 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-22Oct. 22, 2017 — Today in LGBT History – October 22. 1870, UK – Lord Alfred Douglas (22 October 1870 – 20 March 1945) is born near London.

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 22 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 21


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1797, Netherlands – Reinder Pieters van Workum of Frisia is convicted of seduction to sodomy and sentenced to flogging, ten years in prison, and banishment for life.

1893 – On this day Alice Mitchell and Freda Ward make the cover of “The Mascot,” a New Orleans periodical. Alicel, 18, killed Freda, 17, on Jan. 25, 1892. The cover reads, “Good God! The Crimes of Sodom and Gomorrah Discounted.” The editors referred to it as a “story of licentious, horrible love.”

1939 – 1939: New York police raided a masked drag ball and arrested 99 men in attendance, charging them with masquerading as females.

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

1964 – The film “My Fair Lady,” directed by gay George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983, is released and goes on to with best Picture and Best Director.  Though not specifically impacting the trajectory of the LGBT movement, the story of Eliza Doolittle and her social disenfranchisement remains influential on the lives of many members of the LGBT community. Richard Chamberlin, who appeared in the revival productions of “My Fair Lady,” has previously discussed the difficulties of coming out as gay while working as a leading actor.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

on the USA LP Charts, at 6   Elton John’s Honky Chateau

October 21, 1974

Queen’s single “Killer Queen” was released.

October 21, 1975

Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1977, Canada – Days of Protest Rallies are held across Canada protesting job discrimination with focus on John Damien (1933-1986), a judge with the Ontario Racing Commission who was fired for being gay.

1978

Grease was #1 for the 11th week on the USA Album chart. 

1979 – Letters between Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) and journalist Lorena Hickok (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968) are made available. Many of the letters are of a romantic nature.

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

1982

Culture Club, featuring the lead vocals of 21 year old George O’Dowd, perform their first UK number one hit, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” on Top Of The Pops. The song, which was allegedly written about O’Dowd’s six year relationship with Culture Club drummer Jon Moss, would reach #2 in the US.

1983 – Through a spokesperson, the Orthodox Eastern Churches in the United States threaten to withdraw from the National Council of Churches if the predominantly gay and lesbian Metropolitan Community Church is allowed to join. In response, the council decides to table the group’s application for membership

1985: Dan White, the man who murdered both Harvey Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone, committed suicide. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay individual to be elected to office in California (and he will be honored with his own postage stamp next year!)

1986 -U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop calls for the use of condoms to prevent HIV transmission.

1989

Elton John collected his 38th Adult Contemporary hit, with exactly half of those (19) reaching the Top 10, and his ninth AC #1 with “Healing Hands”.

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

1992 –

The University of Iowa board approved a policy to extend spousal insurance benefits to same sex couples and unmarried heterosexual couples.

The erotic photograph book, “Sex,” was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.

Elton John files a $35 Million lawsuit accusing a reporter from the TV show “Hard Copy” of falsely stating that he had moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.

1993 – Openly gay author James Leo Herlihy (February 27, 1927 – October 21, 1993) dies in Los Angeles at age 66. Herlihy wrote “Midnight Cowboy” and “Season of the Witch.”

1993 – Yale University announces that it would begin extending health 1993: Yale University announced that it would begin extending health benefits to the domestic partners of same-sex couples. Universities preceding Yale to make this decision included Stanford, Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.

 1997

The Guinness Book Of Records announced that Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind” (Princess Diana version) was now the biggest selling single record of all time in the US and the UK, with 31.8 million sales in the first 40 days after its release. The all-time sales leader world wide is Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”.

1998 – U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher releases a report with recommendations for suicide prevention. The report recognizes that gay and lesbian youth are a high risk group and recommends target prevention efforts.

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

2003

Sir Elton John signed a contract with the Colosseum in Las Vegas, Nevada to do 75 shows over a three-year period.

2019

https://popculture.com/music/2019/10/21/elton-john-why-disappointing-meeting-elvis-presley-became-wake-up-call/

Elton John on Why His Disappointing Meeting With Elvis Became a Wake-Up CallDuring the 1970s, Elton John struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, even as he was at a creative peak. At that time, he finally met Elvis Presley, but the Elvis he met was not the Elvis of his childhood. John has called the June 1976 meeting with the late King of Rock and Roll a wake-up call in […]

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2021

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-botswana-appealing-ruling-on-gay-sex-to-brazil-s-president-mocking-lgbt-rights-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom Botswana Appealing Ruling on Gay Sex to Brazil’s President Mocking LGBT Rights, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://abc7ny.com/lgbtq-activism-stonewall-riots-gay-rights/11145075/LGBTQ+ crusaders reflect on pivotal moments before NYC’s Stonewall Riots – ABC7 New YorkActivist Randy Wicker is reflecting on how far the LGBT movement has come since before the Stonewall Riots and the work that is left to be done.abc7ny.com

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14465374Survey: LDP support rises for LGBT bill, dual surnames | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and AnalysisSupport for measures to help sexual minorities and allow dual surnames in marriages has increased among ruling Liberal Democratic Party candidates, but the largest group remains undecided on the issues, a survey showed.www.asahi.com

yes, our lives are political and politics pays attention especially when demographics fail to

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/21/lgbt-lives-arent-political-so-stop-treating-us-like-they-are-15454665/LGBT lives aren’t political, so stop treating us like they are | Metro NewsWe need to stop seeing LGBT+ inclusion and safety as ‘political’ – my existence is only ‘political’ to those who don’t see me as equal.metro.co.ukShareEmoji

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrae/2021/10/21/marriage-penalty-can-be-painful-for-high-income-lgbt-couples-tax-bills/Marriage Penalty Can Be Painful For High-Income LGBT Couples Tax BillsTax planning is importand for high income LGBT couples. The marriage penalty can hit gay and lesbian couples particularly hard, resulting in high tax bills.www.forbes.com

women get to be offended too, and the part of the LGB community that is tired of the women bashing is offended too

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-58980712Worcestershire drag fundraisers ditch charity over LGBT stance – BBC NewsThe group of friends say they have raised £40,000 over the past 18 years.www.bbc.com

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/577419-mtv-awards-show-held-in-hungary-set-to-highlight-nations-antiMTV awards show held in Hungary set to highlight nation’s anti-LGBTQ laws | TheHillMTV is defending its decision to hold next month’s Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Hungary despite international pushback to the country’s restrictive new anti-LGBTQ law, saying the ceremony will highlight gay and trathehill.com

religious liberty is the basis for oppression of other demographics. so

“Bradley’s critics should calm down, toughen up and find more constructive ways to engage. Most of the world is religious, and much of it is unfriendly to LGBTQ people, so learning how to diplomatically navigate these kinds of conversations is crucial. “

religion is overly catered to and needs to get over others exist, rather than be supported to continue bigotry against those who are not religious and who are LGBTQ2 and even those who are heterosexual women

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/adam-zivo-thin-skinned-lgbtq-activists-should-not-have-attacked-ryerson-students-religious-libertyAdam Zivo: LGBTQ activists were wrong to attack Ryerson student’s religious liberty | National PostLiberal democracies, and pluralistic societies more generally, must balance competing rights and interests, such as LGBTQ rights and religious libertynationalpost.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/nbc-out-proud/13-lgbtq-royals-didnt-learn-history-class-rcna309713 LGBTQ royals you didn’t learn about in history classThe Dutch monarchy made international news last week after announcing that royals can marry a same-sex partner without giving up their right to the throne.www.nbcnews.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

HuffPo Queer Lives

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 16


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

961, Cordoba – Al-Hakam II (January 13, 915 – October 16, 976) dies. He becomes the Caliph of Cordoba. He rules in Al-Andalus as an open homosexual until his death in 975. He kept a male harem which was a problem since it was essential for the Caliph to produce an heir. A resolution was reached by having the female concubine – sultana Subh  – dress in male clothing and use the masculine name of Jafar. They had a son, Hisham II, who succeeded Al-Hakam and who also kept a male harem.

1793, France – Marie Antoinette  (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed.1793, France – Marie Antoinette (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed. She was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an Archduchess of Austria and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She became Dauphine of France in May 1770 at age 14 upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, heir apparent to the French throne. On 10 May 1774, her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI and she assumed the title Queen of France and Navarre, which she held until September 1791, when she became Queen of the French as the French Revolution proceeded, a title that she held until 21 September 1792.1793, France – Marie Antoinette  (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), accused of being a lesbian among many other crimes, is executed.

1856, Ireland –  Oscar Wilde  (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)  is born in Dublin. He was an openly gay writer who wrote plays, fiction, essays, and poetry. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. At the height of his fame and success, while The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) was still being performed in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The libel trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. After two more trials he was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labour, the maximum penalty, and was jailed from 1895 to 1897. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46. In 2017, Wilde was among an estimated 50,000 men who were pardoned for homosexual acts that were no longer considered offences under the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The Act is known informally as the Alan Turing law.

1929: In Germany, a Reichstag Committee votes to repeal Paragraph 175, however, the Nazis’ rise to power prevents the implementation of the vote.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1943 , Rome – On this day the largest sequestration of Jews in the history of Italy occurred. On the Piazza roughly 1,000 Jews, mostly women and children, were rounded up and deported to Auschwitz where almost all perished. It was Italy’s one show of support to Hitler.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 16, 1951

18 year old Richard Penniman, who was already using the stage name Little Richard made his first recordings for RCA Camden at the studios of Atlanta radio station WGST.

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 16, 1967

Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California.

1975: Deputy Mayor of Los Angles Maurice Weiner is arrested during a vice-squad raid on a gay porn theater in Hollywood. He later resigns from office.

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

1980 – Sue Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Bird was the first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA draft. She also played for multiple basketball teams outside the United States. Bird has won three WNBA championships (200420102018), four Olympic gold medals, (2004200820122016), and led the WNBA in assists three times (200520092016). She was selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. Bird is one of nine women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. In 2011, she was voted by fans as one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time and was voted into the WNBA Top 20@20 as one of the league’s Top 20 Players of All Time. Bird came out openly as a lesbian on July 20, 2017, saying that she had been dating professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe (born July 5, 1985) for several months. In 2018, she and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue.Rapinoe is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.

1982

Culture Club appeared on UK TV’s Top Of The Pops performing ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’. They were booked on the show thanks to Shakin’ Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major hit after their memorable performance on the music TV show.

1987 – AIDS quilt organizer Cleve Jones  (born October 11, 1954) was named “Person of the Year” by ABC anchorman Peter Jennings. Jones is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States.

1988

Whitney Houston had her third UK No.1 single with ‘One Moment In Time.’ The song was recorded to celebrate the Seoul Olympic Games of 1988.

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

1995: Washington, DC: Nation Of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March divides African-American gay men: some, disturbed by Nation of Islam homophobia, decide to stay home; others, viewing the march as an affirmation of the need for black unity, attend. No openly gay speaker is permitted to speak at the rally that follows the march.

1998 – Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard’s (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) funeral takes place at the St. Mark Episcopal Church in Casper, Wyoming. Anti-gay protesters attend as a crowd of supporters line up shoulder to shoulder wearing white angel’s wings to keep the protesters from seeing the service. Matthew was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. Six days later, he died from severe head injuries at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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

2007

Madonna signed a ground-breaking recording and touring contract with concert promoter Live Nation becoming the first major star to choose an all-in-one agreement with a tour company over a traditional record contract. The deal reported to be worth $120m (£59m) over 10 years, would give Live Nation rights to all her music-related projects – including new albums, tours, merchandise, websites, DVDs, sponsorship, TV shows and films.

2021

a gay women, rather than a lesbian is supporting religion..

that is two levels of supporting the status quo of male centric culture

https://www.abbynews.com/entertainment/b-c-author-says-being-gay-and-christian-is-ok/B.C. author says being gay and Christian is OK – Abbotsford NewsStacey Chomiak’s memoir aimed at LGBTQ youth makes peace with faith community and queer communitywww.abbynews.com

https://balkaninsight.com/2021/10/16/montenegrin-pride-calls-for-strengthened-lgbt-rights/Montenegrin Pride Calls for Strengthened LGBT Rights | Balkan InsightIn Montenegro’s ninth Pride celebration, LGBT activists and officials attending the march called for the full harmonisation of the legal system with last year’s historic same-sex partnership law.balkaninsight.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danidiplacido/2021/10/12/bisexual-superman-stirs-up-a-fuss-over-nothing/?sh=75f90b6f1d97Why ‘Bisexual Superman’ Has Conservatives’ Tights In A TwistThe son of Clark Kent has come out as bisexual, triggering traditionalists.www.forbes.com

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/teen-mom-ogs-amber-portwood-comes-out-as-bisexual/Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood Comes Out as BisexualIn a new episode of ‘Teen Mom OG,’ Amber Portwood came out as bisexual to producers and her mother — all the detailswww.usmagazine.com

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/uk-news/uk-lesbian-couple-express-oddity-at-how-strangers-mistake-duo-for-mother-and-daughter.htmlUK: Lesbian couple express oddity at how strangers mistake duo for mother & daughterWhitney Bacon-Evans, 33, and her wife Megan, 34, are left embarrassed and insecure when strangers assume Megan is Whitney’s mother.www.republicworld.com

https://thelumberjack.org/2021/10/15/living-with-lesbians/Living with lesbians – The LumberjackThe Crashpad: a Lesbian Frat Housethelumberjack.org

https://www.outinperth.com/new-artwork-at-pica-had-its-origins-in-jewish-adelaide-lesbian-feminists/New PICA exhibition is inspired by Jewish Adelaide Lesbian Feminists group | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and CultureA new artwork opening at PICA this week explores feminism, and gay and lesbian liberation, from the perspective of a small community in South Australiawww.outinperth.com

LGBT have been straight passing for decades in reality and in movies

LGBT representation is not accomplished by heteros

we need role models to know we can exist across all spheres of society

a hetero playing LGBTQ2 is not the same as one of us playing one of them in fiction roles

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10089311/Julianna-Margulies-defends-lesbian-love-scenes-Reese-Witherspoon-Morning-Show.htmlJulianna Margulies defends lesbian love scenes with Reese Witherspoon on The Morning Show | Daily Mail OnlineThe heterosexual 54-year-old noted that she ‘would never, ever be angry if a lesbian played a straight woman’www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/lesbian-sues-federal-government-rejected-foster-agency-rcna3084Lesbian sues federal government after being rejected by foster agencyA lesbian filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services after being rejected by a federally funded religious foster care agency.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/10/15/namibian-court-grants-citizenship-gay-couples-sonNamibian Court Grants Citizenship to Gay Couple’s Son“This is a big win for same-sex couples [in Namibia],” said the couple’s lawyer.www.advocate.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/15/national-trust-christian-voice-stephen-green/Evangelist who backed death penalty for gays wants to run the National TrustThe National Trust’s LGBT-inclusive policies could be under threat as a Christian fundamentalist vies for a spot on the governing bodywww.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/10/14/1045332656/sex-educations-gay-teen-eric-takes-a-risky-trip-to-nigeria-how-realistic-is-it‘Sex Education’s’ Eric Effiong is inspiration to Nigeria’s gays, says activist : Goats and Soda : NPRWe asked Bisi Alimi, who came out on TV in Nigeria and is an advocate for LGBTQ rights in his homeland, to weigh in on the plotline of the popular Netflix series.www.npr.org

https://www.complex.com/life/texas-man-sentenced-23-years-grindr-app-target-gay-men-assault-hate-crimeTexas Man Sentenced to 23 Years for Using Grindr App to Target Gay Men | ComplexA 22-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for using the dating app Grindr to target, rob, and assault gay men in December 2017.www.complex.com

Religion rejects science and finds a loophole to the no suicide rule to get into heaven…

religion seeks an exemption from reality

https://globalnews.ca/news/8251956/covid-19-religion-exemptions-canada/Religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Here’s what we know, what we don’t – National | Globalnews.caThe federal government has promised religious exemptions to COVID vaccination could be given out, though public health experts and ethicists say they would be few and far between.globalnews.ca

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The Lavender Effect

Queer History Timeline

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 9

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

October 9, 1955

The J.P. Seeburg Corporation introduces its new Dual Music System Jukebox, the first ever equipped to hold a hundred singles and two song per side Extended Play discs.

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

October 9, 1969

For the first time in the history of the show, the BBC’s Top Of The Pops producers refused to air the No. 1 song, ‘Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus’, the erotic French language love song by Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin. The song, an instrumental with the voices of Gainsbourg and Birkin apparently recorded in the act of love and superimposed over the top, caused such a stir in Britain that the original label, Fontana, dropped the record despite it being No. 2 on the charts. A small record company, Major Minor, bought the rights and saw the song climb to the top of the charts, the first French language song to ever do so.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – In Minneapolis, FREE (Gay Liberation of Minnesota) opens the first “Regional Gay Convention” in the Midwest.

1978

Belgian singer songwriter Jacques Brel died of cancer aged 49. Artists who recorded his songs include, Ray Charles, Scott Walker, Alex Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Nina Simone and Terry Jacks.

A blog review of the review

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

1983

Culture Club released the single “Church of the Poison Mind”.

Wham! began a tour at the Capitol Center in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1987

on the USA LP Charts, at 3 Whitney by Whitney Houston. 

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

1993

Following his retirement in 1993, Episcopal Bishop E. Otis Charles became the first Christian bishop to come out of the closet at the age of 67. He served as a bishop of Utah from 1971-1986. He went on to marry Dr. Felipe Sanchez-Paris and become a prominent gay rights activist.

1993:

Rev. Billy Graham apologized for calling the AIDS epidemic an act of divine judgement during a sermon in Columbus, Ohio. He reportedly recanted the statements by saying, “I don’t believe that, and I don’t know why I said it.”

1998:

South Africa officially repealed its sodomy law, residual legislation from former Colonial British rule. Originally ruled unconstitutional in May of that year, South Africa’s highest court confirmed the ruling on this date.

The Netherlands sanctions adoption by same-sex couples as long as they meet the same criteria required of heterosexual couples.

Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney from Laramie, Wyoming, make their first court appearance after being arrested for the murder of Matthew Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998). Eventually, they each receive two life sentences for killing Shepard. Matthew was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. Six days later, he died from severe head injuries at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

1999

Eurythmics, George Michael, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Bono all appeared at ‘Netaid’ an event to raise money for global poverty. The concerts in London, New York and Geneva were all broadcast live on the internet.

 Lesbian politician Ulrike Lunacek (born 26 May 1957) becomes the first openly gay member of Austrian Parliament, serving with the Austrian Green party. She is an Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Austria. She is Vice President of the European Parliament, Member of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament since 2009 and head of delegation of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament. Lunacek is Kosovo-Rapporteur and co-president of the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Substitute in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair. In 2013, Lunacek advocated for a non-binding resolution on “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”.[11]that called for “age-appropriate and gender-sensitive sexuality and relationship education … for all children and adolescents” and referenced a document co-authored by the WHO in which some sexuality information is deemed appropriate from age 4. After some controversy, the European Parliament instead passed a modified version which declared sexual education a competence of the member states.

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

2002 –  Lesbian serial killer Aileen Wournos (February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) is executed in Florida. She was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a sex worker, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. She was convicted and sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.

2003

For the first time in Billboard magazine’s history, all of the Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 chart were by African-American artists.

2007 – A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila, a reality dating show about a bisexual women dating both male and female contestants, premiers.

2008 – Stephan Thorne of the San Francisco Police Department is promoted to Lieutenant, making him the highest-ranking transgender law enforcement official in the country.

2011 – California Governor Jerry Brown announces the signing of the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887) and the Vital Statistics Modernization Act (AB 443). AB 887 makes illegal discrimination based on gender identity or expression in employment, education, housing, and other public settings and AB 443 allows transgender people to obtain a court order to protect their gender.

2011, Poland – The first transgender member of Parliament in Europe, Anna Grodzka (born 16 March 1954), is elected. She is a Polish politician. Grodzka, a trans woman, was elected to the Sejm in the 2011 Polish parliamentary elections as a candidate for the left-liberal Palikot’s Movement, and was the first openly transgender Member of Parliament in Poland. In June 2014, Anna Grodzka joined Poland’s Green Party.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 9 | HuffPost

2021

it is a continuation of previous centuries

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/10/09/political-homophobia-is-a-21st-century-curse-column/Political homophobia is a 21st century curse | ColumnHomophobia and hostility to LGBTQ+ individuals too often remain a winning political strategy.www.tampabay.com

maybe the question is why are heterosexuals so insecure to the point of oppression and genocide

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/pbss-new-film-cured-tells-story-lgbtq-people-stopped-sick/PBS’s new film “Cured” tells the story of how LGBTQ people stopped being sick / LGBTQ NationA small group of thoughtful, committed citizens force psychiatrists to reexamine their homophobia and transphobia. This is how it happened…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/10/09/u-s-must-resettle-lgbt-refugees/Opinion | U.S. must resettle LGBT refugeesTaliban spells disaster for gay, transgender peoplewww.washingtonblade.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-life-and-style/tom-daley-calls-ban-countries-gay-punishable-death-olympics-rcna2786Tom Daley calls for Olympic ban on countries where being gay is punishable by deathBritish Olympic diver Tom Daley said that he will make it his “mission” to stop countries where homosexuality is punishable by death from competing in the Olympwww.nbcnews.com

https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/08/portugal-moves-to-outlaw-anti-gay-blood-donation-prejudicePortugal moves to outlaw anti-gay blood donation prejudice | EuronewsPortugal’s parliament has passed four new laws preventing discrimination against blood donors based on their sexual orientation.www.euronews.com

no longer for or by lesbians or women

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/09/style/dinah-shore-weekend.htmlThe Dinah, a Festival for Queer Women, Returns to Palm Springs – The New York TimesThe Dinah Shore Weekend, an annual festival for queer women, returned to Palm Springs last weekend after a two-year hiatus, this time with even more energy than usual.www.nytimes.com

stop being bothered we exist
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10073577/Woman-rants-against-Tide-featured-lesbian-couple-black-children-ad.htmlWoman rants against Tide because they featured a lesbian couple and their black children in an ad | Daily Mail OnlineRaven Constantine shared the rant against Tide on Gab. She took issue with a Tide detergent ad featuring a white lesbian couple with two black children. Raven called it ‘disgusting.’www.dailymail.co.uk

the qmunity needs to stop bashing on lesbians

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/international-lesbian-day-char-bailey-on-the-importance-of-self-love-in-the-lgbtq-community/International Lesbian Day: Char Bailey on the importance of self-love in the LGBTQ+ communityChar Bailey shares what growing up as a lesbian of colour was like for her and why UK Black Pride feels like “home”.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/hot-bisexuals-against-sinema-sunriseSunrise Movement Launches Hot Bisexuals Against Kyrsten Sinema Phonebank | Teen VogueSunrise’s Tempe, Arizona, hub is connecting young people to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office to demand climate action.www.teenvogue.com

that is not just a penis – and speaks to women’s invisibility

but really, one has to wonder why any adult thought this was okay

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/this-massive-penis-slide-has-been-erected-in-a-lower-mainland-playground-photo-4499730A massive penis slide has been erected in a Lower Mainland – Vancouver Is AwesomeA massive red penis slide in a Maple Ridge playground is part of a movie by Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim that is co-produced by Seth Rogen.www.vancouverisawesome.com

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LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 9 | HuffPost

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