Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
Judy Garland, at the age of 12, sang on Wallace Berry’s radio show on NBC.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
1955:The “Village Voice” newspaper is launched. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock, and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. No longer in print, it is still kept alive online. The publication faced a controversial reputation because of its referral to the Stonewall Riots in 1969 as “The Great Faggot Rebellion.” However, in 1982 it reportedly became the first United States private employer to offer its employees same-sex partner benefits. (h/t Quist)
1956 – Neil G. Giuliano (born October 26, 1956) is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004 (Three two-year terms and one four-year term). After serving in elected office he served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005 to 2009, and served as President/CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from December 2010 to December 2015,. Giuliano was the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the United States, and Tempe was the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor for nearly six years, 1996- 2001.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1962: New York police raided a drag ball called the National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Ball. The cops arrested dozens of attendees at the event and charged them with indecent exposure.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
October 26, 1970A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister Laura and Joplin’s close friends; Brownies laced with hashish were unknowingly passed around amongst the guests. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach.
Elton John released the single “Your Song”, at the time the “B” side of the “A” side “Take Me To The Pilot”.
1973: Mark Segal, the leader of an activist group called The Gay Raiders, interrupted “The Today Show.” He was attempting to protest the stereotypical portrayals of gay people on NBC. It was reportedly his third arrest.
USA song charts: “The Bitch Is Back” by Elton John was fifth.
October 26, 1975 Elton John knew how to close out his highly successful tour in style. Decked out in a sequined Los Angeles Dodger outfit, Elton played the second and final night at Dodger Stadium.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.K.
Wham! topped the UK chart with “Freedom”, a song that will reach #3 in America. It was the second British #1 of the year for the English duo, following the success of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” last Spring.
Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, also a No.1 hit in the UK.
1988, Ireland – The European Court of Human Rights rules that laws in Ireland criminalizing sex between men are in violation of the Charter of Human Rights. The court was petitioned by David Norris, an MP in the Dail of Ireland
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990: After appearing in drag at an AIDS benefit and kissing another man, a U.S. Colonel was discharged and sentenced to 90 days in Leavenworth, a United States penitentiary. This occurred before both the implementation and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Erasure climbed to #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Chorus.
Portland Oregon police chief Tom Potter testified before a state senate committee, saying many victims of anti-gay assaults do not report the crimes because of fear that their identities will be made public.
Cissy Houston, Odetta, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Lucy Simon (Carly’s sister), Lesley Gore, Maureen McGovern, and the Roaches recorded “America the Beautiful” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” as the Clintones for torchlight parades across America to promote the Women Light the Way for Change cause.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Lisa Marie Presley’s video “IDIOT” made it’s world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.
Former Culture Club vocalist Boy George stunned an audience in London, England after reportedly flying into a rage and tossing his drink on a woman who was talking during his show. Before emptying his glass on her from the stage, George was heard shouting, “Why don’t you shut the f**k up, you rude c**t!”
“To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience,” he said. “But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands.”
Chappelle said he has three conditions for those who want to meet with him: “You must come to a place of my choosing, at a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”
Blogger Nina Notes: Chappelle Punches Down, which is cheap and easy laughs while Gadsby Punches Up, and calls out the white heterosexual men who, like Transwomen, complain about and fetishize lesbians.. so it’s complicated
https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/dave-chappelle-says-he-ll-meet-with-transgender-critics-but-he-s-not-bending-to-anybody-s-demands-1.5637803Dave Chappelle says he’ll meet with transgender critics | CTV NewsWeeks after his special ‘The Closer’ was criticized for its jokes aimed at transgender people, Dave Chappelle has addressed the controversy.www.ctvnews.ca
“I’ve had someone saying they would rather kill me than Hitler,” says 24-year-old Jennie*.
“They said they would strangle me with a belt if they were in a room with me and Hitler. That was so bizarrely violent, just because I won’t have sex with trans women.”
“[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them],” she wrote. “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-57853385‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’ – BBC NewsSome lesbians say they have been called transphobic for not wanting sex and relationships with trans women.www.bbc.co.uk
can the “reality tv show” genre be over?
https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/126774455/can-the-first-ever-aussie-bisexual-bachelorette-save-a-dying-franchiseCan the first ever Aussie bisexual Bachelorette save a dying franchise? | Stuff.co.nzOPINION: First episodes of the Bachelorette Australia breathe fresh life into a franchise that has been giving its dying gasps.www.stuff.co.nz
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
Today in LGBT History – OCTOBER 26 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-october-…Oct. 26, 2019 — The Intersex Society of North America demonstrated in Boston, carrying signs saying “Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” Intersex Awareness Day is an …