LGBTQ2 for November 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

1634, Ireland – “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery” is passed by the Irish House of Commons, making anal intercourse punishable by hanging. The primary advocate of the act is Anglican Bishop John Atherton.

1907 – Frances V. Rummell (Nov. 11, 1907 – May 11, 1969) is born. She was an educator and a teacher of French at Stephens College. Using the nom de plume Diana Fredericks, she wrote the book Diana: A Strange Autobiography in 1939 which was the first explicitly lesbian autobiography in which two women end up happily together. The book was published with a note saying, “The publishers wish it expressly understood that this is a true story, the first of its kind ever offered to the general reading public.” The author’s niece verified that the Frances was a lesbian and that the book followed her life rather accurately.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1950 – In Los Angeles, Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Dale Jennings, Bob Hull and Chuck Rowland, hold the first meeting of the Society of Fools. The weekly gatherings leading to the formation of a homophile organization the men will call the Mattachine Society.

November 11, 1955

Billboard introduces The Top 100 format, which will combine record sales with radio and jukebox play to arrive at the standings.

Blogger Nina Notes fans of artists competed with each other in sales and radio requests, in the modern era, internet downloads and streaming is counted, but is often bot driven rather than persons. Market niches and access.

November 11, 1957

Dance Teacher magazine denounces England’s Princess Margaret for endorsing Rock ‘n’ Roll, and in doing so, hastening the demise of Ballroom dancing. The article went on to say that “Rock ‘n’ Roll should be discouraged.”

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

November 11, 1961

Joan Baez performed a sold-out show at the Town Hall in New York City.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

November 11, 1971

BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show.

1975,

Canada – Two members of Gays of Ottawa lay wreath at National War Memorial. It is the first time gays are allowed to participate in ceremony.

1978

David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.

On the USA charts,   The “Grease” Soundtrack was third

Lesbian fave  Anne Murray’s #1 dropped to 2: “You Needed Me”, 

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

1982

Prince began a tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1985 – NBC airs “An Early Frost “starring Aidan Quinn. It’s the first major made-for-TV movie about AIDS and is broadcast in the U.S. on prime time. A Chicago lawyer goes home to tell his parents that he is gay an HIV positive. The film won numerous awards including the Peabody Award. The Peabody Awards honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media.

Blogger Nina remembers watching that broadcast.

1989 –

In Germany, Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker entertained Germans that were celebrating the newly tumbled Berlin Wall.

Adam Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Four Continents champion and 2016 U.S. national champion. Earlier in his career, he won the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships, the 2007–08 Junior Grand Prix Final, and the 2008 U.S junior national title. Rippon was selected to represent USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This makes him the first openly gay American athlete to qualify for any Winter Olympics.

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

1991

Aretha Franklin appeared on CBS-TV’s Murphy Brown, playing herself opposite a worshipping but totally out-of-tune Murphy Brown (played by Candice Bergen). Their show closing “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” was the highlight of the season.

1992 – Australia removes its restrictions on gays and lesbians serving in the military.

1995

on the usa song charts #7 Sophie B. Hawkins with “As I Lay Me Down”

1999

Britney Spears won four MTV Awards; Best Female Singer, Best Pop Act, Best Song, ‘…Baby One More Time’, Best Breakthrough Artist

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

2002

British Phonographic industry data showed that sales of singles were at their lowest level in 25 years, making up less than 10% of all music sold.

2004

Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones and Queen were inducted into the UK’s first music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London. One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 program to represent each decade since the 1950s. Williams represented the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, and Cliff Richard the 1950s.

2009, Phillipines – The Philipine Commission on Elections does not let Ang Ladlad, the Filiponi LGBT political party, run in the May 20101 elections on th grounds of immorality. The decision is overturned in Ariul, 2010.  Ladlad was founded on September 21, 2003 by Danton Remoto (born March 25, 1963). The party’s official motto is Bukas puso, bukas isip.(Open heart, open mind.)[

2014,

Australia – New South Wales legislative council passes a motion marking Intersex Awareness Day. Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people and occurs on Oct. 26.

2014

A collection of dresses and outfits worn by Madonna during her career in music and film helped a celebrity auction raise $3.2m (£2m). The highest lot was a jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which fetched $252,000, while a gown from her Material Girl video reached $73,125. Other lots which attracted the bidders were a pair of John Lennon’s spectacles which sold for $25,000 (£15,751) and a ring worn by Elvis Presley for $57,600 (£36,291).

2016

The first day of an auction of art owned by David Bowie took £24.3m ($30.7m), more than double the pre-sale estimate. The 47 artworks sold at Sotheby’s in London, England had been valued at between £8.1m ($10.2m) and £11.7m ($14.8m). The most expensive lot was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Air Power, which went for £7.1m ($9m).

2021

Humans are not objects –

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/heres-why-some-lgbtq-youth-are-embracing-non-binary-pronoun-it-its-223331366.htmlHere’s why some LGBTQ youth are now embracing the nonbinary pronoun ‘it/its’“We have noticed the use of ‘it/its’ pronouns among LGBTQ youth in our research,” the Trevor Project tells Yahoo Life.www.yahoo.com

so if there are more than two genders, then there needs to be more categories and not have the division being heterosexual men and then everyone else…

https://www.gaycitynews.com/lgbt-community-center-hosts-annual-womens-event/LGBT Community Center Hosts Annual Women’s EventSeveral leaders and organizations were honored at the LGBT Community Center’s Women’s Event in Manhattan on November 6. The gathering, which took place at 583 Park Avenue, serves as an annual fundraiser to support programs at The LGBT Community Center. Author Roxane Gay accepted the Community Impact Award, pop star Kim Petras was given the […]www.gaycitynews.com

meanwhile, in global oppression news:

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-parliament-begins-public-hearings-anti-lgbt-law-2021-11-11/Supporters and opponents face off over Ghana’s anti-LGBT law | Reuters Supporters and opponents of Ghana’s new anti-LGBT bill faced off in parliament on Wednesday in the first public hearings into the proposed legislation that would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender.www.reuters.com

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/atraf-website-permanently-removed-from-internet-in-fight-against-black-shadow-684665Atraf website permanently removed from internet in Black Shadow fight – The Jerusalem PostTwo weeks ago, Black Shadow announced its hack of Cyberserve, which hosted Atraf, and the hackers have been exposing personal information of LGBTQ clients of the website in waves.www.jpost.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-a-candidate-indicted-over-attack-on-lgbt-center-to-japan-vowing-equality-rights-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom a Candidate Indicted Over Attack on LGBT Center to Japan Vowing Equality 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

. the “LGBTQ” need to think about the issues more deeply

and not knee jerk support one letter over all the others

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10191733/LGBT-BBC-staff-voice-fury-plans-end-Stonewall-relationship-vowing-QUIT.htmlLGBT BBC staff voice fury over plans to end Stonewall relationship with many vowing to QUIT | Daily Mail OnlineThe BBC faced angry LGBT staffers on a ‘listening session’ Zoom call in the day before it ended its relationship with controversial LGBT charity Stonewall over fear it may compromise impartiality.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/JAPAN-TOBACCO-INC-6491271/news/JT-Recognized-as-One-of-the-Most-LGBT-Friendly-Companies-in-Japan-with-Highest-Ranking-ldquo-Gold-36981809/JT Recognized as One of the Most LGBT+-Friendly Companies in Japan with Highest-Ranking “Gold” Status in PRIDE Index 2021 for the 6th Consecutive Year | MarketScreenerJapan Tobacco Inc. today announces that it received “Gold” recognition, the highest ranking in the PRIDE Index 2021, for the sixth consecutive year. The index is organized… | November 11, 2021www.marketscreener.com

first books are banned or burned, then people…

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/school-board-book-bans-lgbtq-issues-race-are-hurting-not-n1283691School board book bans on LGBTQ issues and race are hurting, not helping, studentsSchool boards are banning books like “Gender Queer” and “The Hate U Give” and threatening to burn books like “Snowfish 33” at parents’ request.www.msnbc.com

not the first USA heterosexual women to space walk, but the first lesbian

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/fl-jj-israeli-artist-designed-coin-featuring-lgbt-person-20211110-xg4mm4zghjh47jtrh6gtt3wlci-story.htmlIsraeli-born artist designed U.S. coin featuring LGBT person – South Florida Sun-SentinelSome Jews might resent filling the role of representative Jew in communities across the country without many fellow members of the tribe. But not Elana Hagler.www.sun-sentinel.com

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for November 10


BCE to The Suffragettes

1855 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) is accused of homosexuality and “Leave of Grass” was called “a mass of stupid filth” by critic Rufus Griswold. Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

1928 – The New York Times reported that forty distinguished witnesses including T. S. EliotArnold BennettVera Brittain,  Ethel Smyth. and  Virginia Woolf, appeared in a London in support of  Radclyffe Hall to testify in favor of the lesbian novel “The Well of Loneliness.” which was in the midst of an obscenity trail. The judge refused to hear any of them. The judge applied the Hicklin test of obscenity: a work was obscene if it tended to “deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences”. He held that the book’s literary merit was irrelevant because a well-written obscene book was even more harmful than a poorly written one. The topic in itself was not necessarily unacceptable; a book that depicted the “moral and physical degradation which indulgence in those vices must necessary involve” might be allowed, but no reasonable person could say that a plea for the recognition and toleration of inverts was not obscene. He ordered the book destroyed, with the defendants to pay court costs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogromagainst Jews throughout Nazi Germany on November 9th and 10th, 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and German civilians. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues were smashed. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany’s broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust.

1948, Scotland – Diane Marian Torr (10 November 1948 – 31 May 2017) is born. She was an artist, writer and educator, particularly known as a male impersonator as her drag king, “Man for a Day” and gender-as-performance workshops. For the last years of her life, Torr lived and worked in Glasgow, where she was Visiting Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1990, Torr taught “drag king” workshops in which women learn not only to dress as a man but also codes of behavior, gesture, body language and movement that constitute the performance of masculinity.[7]The workshops, which Torr taught widely in Europe, the USA, India and Turkey, have been hugely influential, inspiring other works and a documentary film/ Diane Torr was one of the original members of the all-girl art band, DISBAND (along with members Martha Wilson, Ingrid Sischy, Ilona Granet and Donna Henes). DISBAND formed in 1978 and most recently performed at the Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennial (2009) in S. Korea.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

 November 10, 1968.

Jefferson Airplane stir up some controversy on The Smothers Brothers Show when Grace Slick, appearing in black face, gives the black power fist salute at the end of “Crown Of Creation”.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The Stanford Gay Students Union was formed. It was the second Stanford organization for gay students. A previous organization, the Student Homophile League, was short lived.

November 10, 1973

Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, the singers third US No.1. The album which had the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, is his best selling studio album with worldwide sales of over 15 million copies. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville, the album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, ‘Candle in the Wind’, as well as three successful singles: ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ and the title track.

November 10, 1975

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Space Oddity’ the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.

1976 – Lynn Ransom of Oakland, California, wins custody of her children in court. She is the first open lesbian mother to do so.

1978 – Dan White resigns from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and assassinates Harvey Milk and Mayor George Mascone 16 days later.

1979

on the usa song charts #6 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer moved up with “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”

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

1980, Canada- Toronto’s civic election sees defeat of George Hislop (June 3, 1927 – October 8, 2005), the first openly gay candidate to run for municipal office in Canada. He was a key figure in the early development of Toronto’s gay community. Hislop studied speech and drama at the Banff School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1949. He subsequently worked as an actor, and ran an interior design company with his partner, Ron Shearer. In 1971, Hislop cofounded the Community Homophile Association of Toronto, one of Canada’s first organizations for gays and lesbians. On August 28, 1971, he was also an organizer of We Demand, the first Canadian gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill. In honor of his role as a significant builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada, a portrait of Hislop by artist Norman Hatton is held by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection.

1980 – a former policeman fires a submachine gun into two Greenwich Village gay bars in New York City, killing two men and wounding six others.

1984,

UK – Labour Member of Parliament (MP)  Chris Smith (born 24 July 1951) becomes the first member of the House of Commons to voluntarily come out. Christopher Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury is a British politician, a former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister; and former chairman of the Environment Agency. For the majority of his career he was a Labour Party member. He was the first openly gay British MP, coming out in 1984, and in 2005, the first MP to acknowledge that he is HIV positive.

After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ Also on this day Frankie Goes To Hollywood made their debut TV appearance on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘Born To Run’.

on the usa song charts  Prince remained at #3 with “Purple Rain” and Wham! had #4–“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”,  David Bowie’s “Blue Jean” was #8

After 18 weeks, Cyndi Lauper re-entered the Top 10 on the USA Album chart with She’s So Unusual.

1989 –

Republican lobbyist Craig Spence, commits suicide after it was discovered he gave secret tours of The White House to call boys and ran a male prostitution ring. Spence’s name came to national prominence in the aftermath of a June 28, 1989 article in the Washington Times identifying Spence as a customer of a homosexual escort service being investigated by the Secret Service, the District of Columbia Police and the United States Attorney’s Office for suspected credit card fraud. The newspaper said he spent as much as $20,000 a month on the service. He had also been linked to a White House guard who has said he accepted an expensive watch from Mr. Spence and allowed him and friends to take late-night White House tours. Spence entered a downward spiral in the wake of the Washington Times exposé, increasingly involving himself with call boys and crack, culminating in his July 31, 1989 arrest at the Barbizon Hotel on East 63rd St in Manhattan for criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of cocaine. Months after the scandal had died down, and a few weeks before Spence was found in a room at the Boston Ritz-Carlton Hotel, he was asked who had given him the “key” to the White House. Michael Hedges and Jerry Seper of The Washington Times reported that “Mr. Spence hinted the tours were arranged by ‘top level’ persons”, including Donald Gregg, national security adviser to Vice President George H. W. Bush at the time the tours were given. A few months before his death, Spence alluded to more intricate involvements. “All this stuff you’ve uncovered (involving call boys, bribery and the White House tours), to be honest with you, is insignificant compared to other things I’ve done. But I’m not going to tell you those things, and somehow the world will carry on.

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

1990

The Very Best of Elton John was the #1 album in the U.K.

1992 – The Louisiana Baptist Convention voted 581-199 to exclude congregations which condone homosexuality. A similar resolution was approved the same day by the North Carolina State Baptist convention.

1992 – On Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard plays the first recurring lesbian character on a sitcom.

1992 – The Portland, Maine, school committee approved a ban on anti-gay discrimination in public school employment.

1997 – Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and California state assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) participate in a White House conference on Hate Crimes.

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

2001

The musical “Lady Diana – A Smile Charms the World” opened in Germany.

2002

Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” as the most romantic song ever. In 2nd place was Willie Nelson’s “You Were Always On My Mind” and 3rd was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.  

2013

Boy George announced that he was reforming Culture Club to record a new album called “Tribes” in early 2015 on the band’s own label.

2014, Bangladesh – Over 1,000 Hijra (transgender women of South Asia with a  long history) hold a Pride parade to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the government recognized them as a third gender.

2021

from the paper:

Together, these findings clearly show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults do not comprise a uniform group when it comes to suicide risk. Instead, suicide risk varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity, gender, age, and race/ethnicity.

“This study sets the stage for future work investigating the impact of social inequalities on suicide risk among people with multiple social identities,” said Ramchand.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20211109/Intersection-of-multiple-social-identities-may-increase-suicide-risk-for-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-adults.aspxIntersection of multiple social identities may increase suicide risk for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adultsSuicide risk among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity and other aspects of identity, such as gender, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.www.news-medical.net

no one is calling for anti vaxxers to be government registered or put in concentration camps the way that gay men and drug users in fact were being spoken about in the 1980s and 190s by the same group who are anti-vaxxers now

seriously, the bully demographic keeps playing more victim than thou with the targettted groups

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/conservative-pundit-whines-gay-men-never-pariahs-aids-crisis-like-anti-vaxxers-now/Conservative pundit whines gay men were never “pariahs” during AIDS crisis like anti-vaxxers are now / LGBTQ NationThe prominent conservative activist spent decades working to pass laws (some of which still exist today) to strip gay men with HIV of their dignity…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pride.com/news/2021/11/09/tiktok-exposed-judgement-fatphobia-men-deal-gay-barsA TikTok Exposed the Judgement & Fatphobia Men Deal With in Gay BarsThis video of a gay man getting viciously rejected at a bar has gone viral.www.pride.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/11/09/italian-populist-politician-vincenzo-spadafora-comes-out-gayItalian Populist Politician Vincenzo Spadafora Comes Out as GaySpadafora said he had a responsibility to be out because he’s a public figure.www.advocate.com

multiple views represented including those who disagree with gender identity -which is required of academic ideas to be questioned and challenged –

because otherwise it is making a claim and denying other people’s rights to own ideas and requires persons to ignore ordinary human perceptions and knowledge

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19707994.bbc-leaves-stonewall-lgbt-diversity-champions-programme-amid-impartiality-fears/BBC leaves Stonewall LGBT Diversity Champions programme amid ‘impartiality’ fears | The NationalTHE BBC has withdrawn from LGBT charity Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, saying its journalism “must be impartial and reflect a range…www.thenational.scot

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-gay-teacher-being-fired-to-library-not-charged-for-lgbt-books-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Gay Teacher Being Fired to Library Not Charged for LGBT Books, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2021/11/09/national-womens-lgbt-groups-press-de-blasio-and-hochul-to-stop-rikers-transfers-1392443National women’s, LGBT groups press de Blasio and Hochul to stop Rikers transfersAs crisis conditions gripped Rikers, de Blasio and Hochul announced a deal last month to move 230 inmates to two state facilities in Westchester.www.politico.com

https://www.africanews.com/2021/11/09/ghana-will-anti-lgbt-bill-be-passed-by-parliament/Ghana: Will anti-LGBT bill be passed by parliament? | Africanews“Ghana is not a one family value system. We even believe in the extended family system,. So how come somebody is proposing a bill about family values and all of a sudden, people do not want to raise an eye about it. What is it about the Ghanaian family value that is so threatened ” Alex Kofi Donkorwww.africanews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/sex-city-alum-kim-cattrall-joins-peacocks-queer-folk-reboot-rcna5027‘Sex and the City’ alum Kim Cattrall joins Peacock’s ‘Queer as Folk’ reboot“Sex and the City” alum Kim Cattrall has joined Peacock’s “Queer as Folk” reboot as a recurring guest star, the streaming network confirmed Tuesday.   Thewww.nbcnews.com

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/queer-art-black-artist-mentorship-prize-1234609519/Pamela Sneed Wins Queer|Art’s Inaugural Black Artist Mentorship Award – ARTnews.comThe nonprofit Queer|Art awarded prizes to Pamela Sneed for Black queer mentorship and to Lola Flash for sustained achievement.www.artnews.com

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Today in LGBT History – November 10 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov. 10, 2017 — 1989 – Craig Spence (1941 – November 10, 1989) , a conservative Republican lobbyist, commits suicide in room 429 of the Boston Ritz-Carlton …

The Lavender Effect

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

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

1964

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

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

1979

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

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

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

1980

Barbra Streisand released the single “Guilty”.

1981

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

1984

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1998

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

1999,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014

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

2021

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

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

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

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

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

Culturalicide: the Ultimate cancelling of culture: genocide

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

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

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

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

it is not a claim – it is observation

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

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

 without name calling, without arguing over word meaning

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

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

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The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 26


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1935

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.

1974

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.

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

1981

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

1984

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.

1985

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.”

1991

Erasure climbed to #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Chorus.

1992 –

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”

2005

Lisa Marie Presley’s video “IDIOT” made it’s world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 26 | HuffPost

2010

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!”

2021

“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.”

and

“[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

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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 …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 19


#LGBTCenterAwarenessDay

Spirit Day

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1926 – Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (20 October 1926 – 31 August 2015) was an English Conservative politician well known in Britain for founding the National Motor Museum, as well as for a pivotal cause célèbrein British gay history following his 1954 conviction and imprisonment for homosexual sex, a charge he denied. Having inherited his title at the age of two, he held his peerage for the third longest time (86 years and 155 days) anyone has held a British peerage (the others being the 7th Marquess Townshend at 88 years, and the 13th Lord Sinclairat 87 years).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1958 – Truman Capote’s (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s is published in the November issue of Esquire Magazine. Capote was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Many of Capote’s short storiesnovelsplays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966) which he labeled a “nonfiction novel“. At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories, and plays. Capote was openly homosexual. One of his first serious lovers was Smith College literature professor Newton Arvin(August 25, 1900 – March 21, 1963) who won the National Book Award for his Herman Melville biography in 1951 and to whom Capote dedicated Other Voices, Other Rooms. Capote spent the majority of his life until his death with Jack Dunphy(August 22, 1914 – April 26, 1992), a fellow writer.

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

1969 – The National Institutes of Mental Health releases a report based on a study led by psychologist Dr. Evelyn Hooker. The report urged states to repeal sodomy laws.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 19, 1973

David Bowie released his seventh album Pin Ups. The album, which features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover, is a collection of cover versions of some of the singer’s favourite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds and The Kinks.

1974

USA Song charts:  The former #1 from Olivia Newton-John (“I Honestly Love You”) was #4 and at 6  “The Bitch Is Back” from Elton John,

1979

– Prince‘s second album “Prince” was released.

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

1987

George Michael released the title track to Faith.

Over fifty ACT-UP members are arrested during an act of civil disobedience protesting President Reagan’s lack of action to the AIDS epidemic. Another demonstration of about 150 people was held across the street from the United Nations building during the UN General Assembly’s first debate on AIDS.

The US House of Representatives voted 368-47 to approve an amendment to withhold federal funding from any AIDS education organization which encourages homosexual activity. The senate approved a similar amendment the previous week by a vote of 94-2. It was introduced by Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted 21-13 to approve a bill requiring the justice department to collect statistics on hate crimes, including anti-gay violence.

1988 – Sixty ACT-UP protestors shut down the filming of NBC’s “Midnight Caller” in San Francisco due to the plot in which a bisexual man is intentionally infecting others with HIV. This is the first gay-related disruption of a filming since the 1979 protests against the film “Cruising” in New York City.

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

1991 – An episode of Fox’s Roc tv series (season 1, episode 8)airing on October 20 (“Can’t Help Loving That Man”) depicted the second same-sex marriage on U.S. prime time television

1992 – The San Diego Police Department announces that it was severing its ties with the Boy Scouts of America due to a local chapter’s dismissal of a gay police officer who was involved with the Explorer program.


1993 – Roman Catholic priest Rev. Andre Guindon dies of a heart attack at age 60. In his book “The Sexual Creators,” he wrote that heterosexuals should look to same-sex couples to learn about tenderness and sharing.

1997 – Portugal’s first Gay and Lesbian Community Centre opens in Lisbon.

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

2005

Bono of U2 was invited to the White House where he discussed the G8 and fighting AIDS with U.S. President George W. Bush.

A survey concluded that the average person spent around £21,000 ($42,000) on music during their lives, the figure included the amount spent on Hi-Fi equipment, concerts and CDs. Music enthusiasts were likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over £44,000 ($89,000), in a lifetime, according to the survey conducted by UK company Prudential.

2006

NBC said that it had decided not to show pictures of Madonna mounting a crucifix. The footage was from a concert special to be aired the following month

2010,

Canada – Teenager Brittany McMillan uses Tumblr to call on people to wear purple on this day to show support for bullied LGBT youth. The day is known as Spirit Day. The first Gay Spirit day is Celebrated Worldwide. It then became celebrated on the third Thursday of October.

Elton John described today’s songwriters as “pretty awful”, Pop music as “uninspiring” and talent shows like American Idol as “boring” in an interview with UK Radio Times magazine.

2021

“In “The Closer,” Chappelle describes a U.S. rapper who “punched the LGBTQ community right in the AIDS,” compares trans women to the use of Blackface, and jokes about threatening to kill a woman and stash her body in his car. “

Blogger Nina: so the murdering a woman joke does not get attention

and given trans have co-opted the feminist intersectionality theory of working across ethnicity – calling out “womanface” is an accurate word

because gender is biological and especially “feelings are not facts” and no one is entitled to be upset by reality nor demand other ignore it

https://japantoday.com/category/features/opinions/free-speech-or-hate-speech-netflix-at-eye-of-lgbtq-stormFree speech or hate speech? Netflix at eye of LGBTQ storm – Japan TodayNetflix has been plunged into America’s culture wars by a Dave Chappelle comedy special that raises concerns about free speech and censorship but has been slammed by its own employees as transphobic. In "The Closer," boundary-pushing mega-star Chappelle responds to critics who have accused him of mocking transgender people in…japantoday.com

rights for gays, lesbians and bisexuals did not diminish the rights for heterosexuals

trans rights are at odds with women’s rights and undermining the protections gained

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/opinion/guest_commentaries/the-gop-is-right-to-widen-the-tent-to-lgbt-voters/article_8e7b70c4-2f8f-11ec-a1c6-6f810f1bfa59.htmlThe GOP is right to widen the tent to LGBT votersThe Declaration of Independence makes no distinction between religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, etc.www.columbiamissourian.com

“Abandoning geography is going to create multiple problems,” said James Brownson, a professor at Western Theological Seminary, during the debate. “Does this mean that the RCA is going to reorganize every time there is a new divisive issue?”

Blogger Nina replies: Given the inability to compromise over LGBT, yes.

Former President George H Bush was the first to use “family values” as a phrase and it meant anti-Gay and Lesbian in the 1990s

and curious how law abiding community contributing LGBT continue to be excluded while religion chases after pedophiles and murderers to include while expecting victims, if survived, to forgive

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/october/rca-meeting-reorganize-vote-reformed-church-in-america-lgbt.htmlReformed Church in America Reorganizes Due to LGBT Divides…… | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayAs more conservative congregations leave, the small but historic denomination may group by affinity over geography.www.christianitytoday.com

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/taliban-interpreters-people-afghanistan-lgbt-b961315.html50 days of the Taliban: Interpreters and LGBT citizens hiding for their lives | Evening StandardAlmost two months after the last of the UK and US troops left Afghanistan, many groups live in fear.www.standard.co.uk

https://abc7chicago.com/lgbtq-history-month-gay-rights-pullen-memorial-baptist-lgbt/11140924/This Historic Raleigh church has been supporting LGBT equality since the 1950s – ABC7 ChicagoFounded in the late 1800s, Pullen Memorial Baptist is one of the first churches in Raleigh, North Carolina to embrace LGBT rights.abc7chicago.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/from-puerto-rico-welcoming-lgbt-people-to-china-canceling-pride-forever-this-week-in-int-l-lgbt-news.htmlFrom Puerto Rico Welcoming LGBT People to China Canceling Pride Forever, 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://focustaiwan.tw/society/202110190022Taipei’s LGBT Pride parade goes online for 2021 – Focus TaiwanTaipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) The 19th edition of Taiwan LGBT Pride will be held online on Oct. 30, organizer Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association (TWRCAA) announced Tuesday.focustaiwan.tw

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2021/oct/19/i-have-accepted-my-fate-the-hidden-abuse-in-ugandas-lgbt-community-in-pictures‘I have accepted my fate’: the hidden abuse in Uganda’s LGBT community – in pictures | Global development | The GuardianIn a country where gay sex is against the law, it can be almost impossible for the LGBT community to access services tackling domestic violence – and during the pandemic, lockdowns saw abuse soarwww.theguardian.com

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2021/10/lgbt-center-of-central-pa-is-moving-and-will-celebrate-with-a-farewell-party.htmlLGBT Center of Central Pa. is moving, and will celebrate with a farewell party – pennlive.comThe new location for the center has yet to be announced.www.pennlive.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 14

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

,1939

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was organized. BMI competed directly with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1972

On the USA LP Charts at 4   Elton John was moving up with Honky Chateau

1977:

David Bowie released his twelfth studio album Heroes, the second installment of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno (the other releases being Low and Lodger). Heroes continued the ambient experiments of Bowie’s previous album Low (released earlier that year) and featured the contributions of guitarist Robert Fripp. The album was later named NME Album of the Year.

Anita Bryant, a high-visibility anti-gay crusader, received a pie to the face during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa at the hands of gay rights activist Tom Higgins. After saying “at least it was a fruit pie,” Bryant went on to pray for Higgins’ salvation. (h/t Quist) Some believe that her husband Bob Green orchestrated the attack for publicity.

1978

The “Grease” Soundtrack returned to #1 on the Album chart for the third time and 10th week total. and on the song charts  Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta had song #10–“Summer Nights”.

1979: The first National March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights took place, drawing an estimated 125,000 participants. The march itself was largely galvanized by the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to hold office in California. Speakers at the event included Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde and Harry Britt.

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

1981

Prince released the album “Controversy”.

1982 – Scott Thorson (born January 23, 1959) files a $113 million palimony suit against Liberace  (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987).  This was the first same-sex palimony case filed in U.S. history. The case later settles. At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, He embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the sobriquet “Mr. Showmanship”. When Thorson was 18, Liberace hired him to act as his personal friend and companion, a position that allegedly included a five-year romantic relationship with lavish gifts, travel, and Liberace’s promises that he would adopt and care for Thorson. Liberace claimed that he had “more mink coats and diamonds than Elizabeth Taylor.

“In 1986, Thorson and Liberace agreed to settle out of court for $95,000. Liberace died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia as a result of AIDS on February 4, 1987, at his home in Palm Springs, California. The 2013 film Behind the Candelabra is their story. Thorson was played by Matt Damon opposite Michael Douglas as Liberace.

1987 – The U.S. Congress votes in favor of banning federal funding for AIDS education organizations that “promote homosexuality.”

1987,

Mexico –The first conference of Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Lesbians is held

The United States Congress voted to approve Senator Jesse Helms’ amendment to the AIDS appropriation bill. The legislation effectively banned federal funding for “AIDS education materials that ‘promote or encourage, directly or indirectly, homosexual activities.'”

1989

Tracy Chapman scored a #1 album in the U.K. with Crossroads.

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

1990 – Bisexual Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)  dies of a heart attack at age seventy-two. He was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side StoryPeter PanCandideWonderful TownOn the TownOn the Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

1999: David Knight, the son of anti-gay California Senator Pete Knight, wrote a scathing op-ed in The Los Angeles Times that denounced his father’s stance on gay rights. He specifically attacked his father’s initiative to ban same-sex marriage in California, reportedly calling the measure “uncaring and uninformed.”  He questioned his father’s defense of family values because his father rejected him when he came out.

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

2006 – Gerry Studds (May 12, 1937 – October 14, 2006) dies in Boston at age 69, several days after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Studds was the first openly gay member of Congress, coming out in 1983.

2009, Uganda – The Anti-Homosexuality Act bill is submitted to Parliament, calling for the death penalty of those convicted of homosexuality. After dropping the death penalty to life in prison, the bill passed. The Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the law invalid in 2014.

2013

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

2021

it is the comparing self to others that is the problem

the actual self vs the self image self especially

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5wpz/im-a-gay-man-with-body-dysmorphia-heres-how-i-have-sexI’m a Gay Man With Body Dysmorphia. Here’s How I Have Sex“I found myself looking at my partners’ abs, skin, or penis and comparing it to my own, then feeling inferior.”www.vice.com

the impact of republicans vs culture/art and demographics of persons

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/trumps-presidency-linked-lgbtq-mental-distress-studies-find-rcna2871Trump’s presidency linked to LGBTQ mental distress, studies findAnxiety. Depression. Stress. These are some of the emotions LGBTQ Americans experienced during the Trump administration, according to two recent studies.www.nbcnews.com

Gay Bars are not for men to meet women…

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/14/daniel-craig-says-he-goes-to-gay-bars-to-avoid-fights-at-straight-venuesDaniel Craig says he goes to gay bars to avoid fights at straight venues | Daniel Craig | The GuardianBond star says he dislikes the aggression of hetero spaces, and gay bars were a good place to meet womenwww.theguardian.com

indeed. especially no or forgotten lesbian role models….

https://globalnews.ca/news/7958090/mentorship-lgbtq2-queer-trans-youth/Mentorship for LGBTQ2 youth can be a matter of life and death – National | Globalnews.caOlder generations have been paving the way for younger LGBTQ2 people trying to navigate the world, say advocates, and it’s crucial for them to have access.globalnews.ca

Actually Cain makes valid points for LGBTQ2 and heterosexual women

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/george-takei-nails-dean-cain-supermans-bisexuality/George Takei nails Dean Cain about Superman’s bisexuality / LGBTQ NationOh my…www.lgbtqnation.com

article:

“I’m no where near homophobic I just don’t think that cartoon characters should be bi sexual or gay. Leave the kids alone. Don’t push a agenda on children. To me that’s confusing kids. If a teenager or adult decides to be bi or gay, congrats to them. I have no problem with that” Claressa Shields

Blogger Nina replies: LGBT youth need role models and it is harmful to suggest that everyone is heterosexual or that children are unaware of sex, given how hetero adults openly fixate

https://www.mmanews.com/2021/10/claressa-shields-speaks-out-against-lgbt-agenda-in-cartoons/Claressa Shields Speaks Out Against LGBT “Agenda” In CartoonsClaressa Shields has expressed that she believes kids should be protected from Bi/Gay cartoons as they still are at an impressionable age.www.mmanews.com

https://fm96.com/news/8263020/canadian-blood-services-plasma-donation-gay-men-calgary-london/Canadian Blood Services expands eligibility for some gay men to donate plasma at certain clinics | FM96 LondonClinics in Calgary and London will now accept plasma donations from men who have sex with men, who meet screening criteria, Canadian Blood Services says.fm96.com

that number is exceptionally low

https://outinjersey.net/one-in-ten-lgbt-workers-experienced-discrimination-at-work-in-the-last-year/One in ten LGBT workers experienced discrimination at work in the last year – Out In Jersey46 percent of LGBT workers have experienced unfair treatment at work at some point in their lives, including being firedoutinjersey.net

Funny how religions welcome rapists, murderers and pedophiles – but can not cope with law abiding LGBTQ2 who seek to form adult couples:

“It’s a case study in how a church can or cannot navigate questions of identity, questions that are tense, matters of conflict,” said Matthew van Maastricht, pastor at Altamont Reformed Church in Altamont, New York. “We are just one part of a greater reshaping of the broader American Protestant landscape.”

According to the Rev. Dan Griswold, clerk of the RCA’s Holland Classis, the RCA debates involve specific questions: Can an RCA church host a wedding between a same-sex couple, and can an RCA minister officiate such a wedding? Can noncelibate gay people be elected as elders and deacons and ordained as ministers? While these questions are often framed as political, they are also theological.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/october/reformed-church-in-america-rca-synod-lgbt-split-denom.htmlAmerica’s Oldest Denomination Faces Split Over LGBT Issues…… | News & Reporting | Christianity TodayWith dozens of congregations already on their way out, the Reformed Church in America anticipates “difficult decisions” at its postponed General Synod this week.www.christianitytoday.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/tiktok-lgbt-togo-community/Can TikTok help young LGBT people in Togo find community?Social media has offered people around the world new spaces to express themselves and find allies. But anti-LGBT laws still instil fearFrenchwww.opendemocracy.net

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 14 | HuffPost

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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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

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

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for october 6


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

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

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

October 6, 1889

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

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

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 6, 1972

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

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

October 6, 1973

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

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

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

1983

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

1984

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

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

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

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


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

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

1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007

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

2010

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

2013

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

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

2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 1

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1867, Germany – George Cecil Ives (1 October 1867 – 4 June 1950) is born. He was a German-English poet, writer, penal reformer and early homosexual law reform campaigner. He founded the Order of Chaerona, an underground society for gays and lesbians was formed as a way for members of sexual minorities to communicate and support one another. Ives stressed that the Order was to be an ascetic movement, not to be used as a forum for men to meet men for sex although he accepted a degree of ‘passionate sensuality’ could take place. He also believed that love and sex between men was a way to undermine the rigid class system as a true form of democracy.The society is named after the location of the battle where the Sacred Band of Thebes was finally annihilated in 338 BC. In 1914, Ives, together with Edward Carpenter, Magnus HirschfeldLaurence Housman and others, founded the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology. At his death in 1950, George Ives left a large archive covering his life and work between 1874 and 1949. The papers were bought in 1977 by the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1936, Spain – Francisco Franco is proclaimed Generalissimo and Head of State. His dictatorship lasts 40 years during which thousands of homosexuals are jailed, put in camps, or locked up in mental institutions for breaking the Vagrancy Act.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953, Germany – Klaus Wowereit (born 1 October 1953) is a German politician, member of the SPD(Social Democratic Party), and was the Governing Mayor of Berlin from October 2001 to  December 2014. He served as President of the Bundesrat (the fourth highest office in Germany) in 2001-02. His SPD-led coalition was re-elected in the 2006 elections.He was also sometimes mentioned as a possible SPD candidate for the Chancellorship of Germany (Kanzlerkandidatur) in the next German federal election, but that never materialized. Wowereit’s civil partner, Jörn Kubicki, is a neurosurgeon. They have been in a relationship since 1993.

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

October 1, 1962

Brian Epstein signs his management contract with The Beatles. John Lennon and Ringo Starr signed for themselves and Harold Harrison and James McCartney do so on behalf of their underage sons. The agreement gave Epstein a 25% cut of the group’s earnings provided that they made more than $400 each per week.

A new talent on the scene, Barbra Streisand, signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.  Although it was for a modest sum, Streisand had creative control of her music.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971 – Connecticut becomes the second state to abolish its laws prohibiting homosexual acts by consenting adults. Donna Burkett and Manonia Evans, a lesbian couple, attempted to apply for a marriage license at the Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk in Wisconsin, only to have their application denied by County Clerk Thomas Zablocki. The refusal sparked a historic lawsuit, Burkett vs. Zablocki, in which they claimed the denial of a marriage license deprived them of Constitutional due process and equal protection. Though the case was eventually dismissed, it was one of the first prominent battles in the war for same-sex marriage in America, a war LGBT people are still fighting today.

1971 – African Americans Donna Burkett, 25, and Manonia Evans, 21, apply for a marriage license in Wisconsin but the application is refused by the clerk. The two women file a lawsuit but the suit is dismissed. They have a wedding without a license on December 25, 1971.

October 1, 1976

David Bowie begins a three year hiatus from music by moving to West Berlin in an attempt to resolve some personal problems.

1977

Elton John became the first musician to be honoured in New York City’s Madison Square Hall Of Fame and  holds the all-time record with 62 performances at the Garden.

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

1981 – The U.S. House of Representatives fails to pass a bill that would decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults in the District of Columbia.

1981 – The first issue of “The Newsletter” for lesbian and bisexual women is published in North Carolina.

1982 – Glenn Burke, (November 16, 1952 – May 30, 1995) comes out in an interview in Inside Sports. He was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player for the Los Angeles Dodgersand the Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979. Burke was the first and only MLB player to come outas gayto teammates and team owners during his professional career and the first to publicly acknowledge it. He died from AIDS-related causes in 1995.

1983

 Spandau Ballet moved from 13-7 with their only Top 10 song “True”, on the usa charts

1986 – The Roman Catholic Church issues Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons.” In the document, Ratzinger clarifies the Church’s condemnation of the “homosexual inclination” as a “tendency toward an intrinsic moral evil” and an “objective disorder,” and criticizes Catholics who have been guilty of “an overly benign interpretation of the homosexual condition.”

1987 – The US Senate votes 75-23 to allow the former hospital at Presidio Army base to be used for a regional AIDS treatment facility in order to meet the projected needs of San Francisco. President Reagan said if the bill were passed by the House of Representatives, he would veto it.

1987 – ACT-UP disrupts evangelist Pat Robertson’s formal announcement of his candidacy for the Republican nomination for US President.

1989, Denmark – Axil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011) and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) became the first gay couple to be legally married in Copenhagen. They had been together for 40 years, 32 of which were under a common last name. Ten other couples were married the same day. In 1989, Denmark became the first nation in the world to recognize registered partnerships for same-sex couples, nearly equal to (opposite-sex) marriage. (They do not include rights to adoption, artificial insemination, or religious wedding ceremonies in state Lutheran Churches.) On 1 October 1989 the Axgils and 10 other Danish couples were married by Tom Ahlberg, the deputy mayor of Copenhagen, in the city hall, accompanied by worldwide media attention. In 2013, Axel Axgil was named by Equality Forum as one of their 31 Icons of the LGBT History Month.

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

1990

Bette Midler released her single “From a Distance”.

1991 – U.S. freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (born October 1, 1991) is born. He is an openly gay American freestyle skier.

1991 – Abby Stein (born October 1, 1991) is an Americantransgenderactivist,author, blogger,model, and speaker. She is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, and is a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism’s founder the Baal Shem Tov. In 2015, she founded the first support group nationwide for trans people of OrthodoxJewish background. Stein is also the first woman, and the first openly transgender woman, to have been ordained by an Orthodox institution, having received her rabbinical degree in 2011, before coming out as transgender.She has not worked as a rabbi since at least 2016.

1993, Canada – An Ottawa court ordered the Canadian government to grant a gay federal worker – Brian Mossop – spousal and bereavement benefits equal to those heterosexual employees receive.

1993 – National Public Radio in the U.S. announced it would offer domestic partner medical and dental benefits to employees in same-sex relationships. The policy also included unmarried heterosexual couples.

1994 – Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, creates LGBT history month. He gathers other teachers and community leaders who select October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

1994: A coalition of education-based organizations came together in the mid-1990s in order to officially identify October as “LGBT History Month,” a period of celebration and remembrance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identifying individuals. It serves as a designated period of time in which we highlight the journey and progression of LGBT rights from the days of the Stonewall Rebellion through the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and beyond.

1996, Argentina – Buenos Aires police begin a campaign of raids on gay and lesbian clubs and arrests of cross-dressing patrons and transsexuals in an apparent protest against impending gay and lesbian rights measures. 

1999: Marta Alvarez was a lesbian inmate imprisoned in Colombia in the 1990s. She began petitioning for the allowance of same-sex conjugal visits in 1994, arguing that “her rights to personal dignity, integrity, and equality were being infringed upon by the denial to allow her conjugal visits in prison.” The case initially went to trial on October 1, 1999. In a landmark decision for Latin America, the Interamerican Convention on Human Rights ruled that the denial of conjugal visits constituted discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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

2000

Madonna had the top album with Music.

2005, France – The first Transgender demonstration takes place in Paris. France later becomes the first county to declassify transsexuality as an illness, in 2009.

2006

George Michael was arrested for possession of drugs in London.

2009: Nevada domestic partnership becomes effective.

2021

lesbian culture has been ended by the trans movement, demographics are not self identified into, and words do not include opposite meaning.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2021/09/30/dinah-returns-palm-springs-30th-anniversary-lesbian-event/5933601001/The Dinah returns to Palm Springs for 30th anniversary lesbian eventFor the first time in its history, The Dinah is taking place in October instead of April.www.desertsun.com

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/01/in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-france-lesbian-couples-single-women-vanier-vpx.cnnWomen’s rights in France: Lesbian couples were denied access to IVF in France. Not anymore – CNN VideoA law allowing lesbian couples in France to receive fertility treatment has finally come into effect. While many are excited at the prospect of not having to leave the country for IVF, CNN’s Cyril Vanier spoke with one woman losing faith in the French government’s ability to roll out the reform.www.cnn.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10050087/China-BAN-video-games-feature-gay-relationships-players-moral-choices.htmlChina will BAN video games that feature gay relationships or give players moral choices | Daily Mail OnlineIn a leaked memo, Beijing has said it no longer sees games as ‘entertainment’, but instead as a form of art that must promote what it considers ‘correct values’.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/7-bizarre-gay-stock-photos-will-help-feel-normal/These 7 bizarre gay stock photos will help you feel more normal / LGBTQ NationGay men love to watch movies while half-naked on railroad tracks, right…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://76crimes.com/2021/10/01/hrw-exposes-lgbt-human-rights-abuses-in-ghana-kenya-and-rwanda/HRW exposes LGBT human rights abuses in Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda – Erasing 76 CrimesArbitrary arrests in Ghana. Homophobic censorship in Kenya. Round-ups of LGBT people in Rwanda. Human Rights Watch turned a spotlight on each of those abuses in recent days. These are excerpts from…76crimes.com

https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/hungarian-lgbt-activist-among-times-100-most-influential-4476434Hungarian LGBT activist among Time’s 100 most influential – Coast ReporterBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An academic and LGBT activist in Hungary is among the word’s 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine, for her work on a children’s book that set in motion a debate over human rights in the Central European couwww.coastreporter.net

https://www.newsweek.com/nasa-james-webb-telescope-1200-people-petition-protest-lgbt-discrimination-1634751NASA Won’t Rename Telescope After 1,200 People Protest LGBT DiscriminationThe space agency’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is due to push the boundaries of astronomy, but concerns have been raised about its namesake.www.newsweek.com

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September 27

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness DaySeptember 27thAn observance day to recognize the disproportionate stigma of the epidemic on gay men

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

 1810 — In early 19th century Britain, the penalty for homosexuality was death.

1907 –  John Leonell, 23, and Tom McLaughlin, 28, commit suicide in an Ohio hotel room, locked in each other’s arms.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Chicago Gay Alliance separates from the local Gay Liberation Front (GLF), declaring in a position statement that GLF’s political agenda is too broad to be effective in the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights.

1974 – The National Gay [later: and lesbian] Task Force and other lesbian and gay activists persuade major consumer advertisers to withdraw commercials from a Marcus Welby, MD, episode about a high school boy who is raped by a male teacher. Their achievement is hailed as the first successful protest against alleged defamation of gay men on American Television.

1975

 Janis Ian’s former #1 album Between the Lines fell to 5 and at 7  Elton John’s epic Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy on the USA LP Charts

1979

Elton John collapsed onstage at the Universal Amphitheater in Hollywood, California due to exhaustion brought on by the flu.  After 10 minutes, John returned and finished the show.

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

1980

David Bowie scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his fourteenth studio album Scary Monsters (And Supercreeps). The album featured the singles ‘Ashes to Ashes and ‘Fashion’.

On the USA song charts # 3  Queen with “Another One Bites The Dust”. 

1987

Dolly Parton’s television series Dolly debuted on ABC.

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

1994, Canada – Real Menard (born May 13, 1962), a Montreal representative of the Bloc Quebecois, becomes the second MP to come out when he tells reporters that he is “speaking for the community” to which he belongs when he protests the televised statements of another member of Parliament, Roseanne Skoke of Nova Scotia, among which is the claim that “this [gay and lesbian] love, this compassion, based on an inhuman act, defiles humanity, destroys family … and is annihilating mankind.”

1999: The European Court for Human Rights rules that the United Kingdom’s ban on gay military personnel is a breach of human rights, although the court does not have the power to unilaterally lift the ban.

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

2004: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs “SB 1193,” a bill to provide a $10,000 death benefit to the surviving spouse or designated beneficiary of a member of on of the state military reserves (California National Guard, State Military Reserve, or Naval militia). The bill, retroactive to March 1, 2003 allows LGBT partners of military personnel be listed as “designated beneficiary.”

2008 – Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read. Many GLBT-themed books have been among those banned over the years. According to the American Library Association, “For a second consecutive year, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s award-winning ‘And Tango Makes Three,’ a children’s book about two male penguins caring for an orphaned egg, tops the list of American Library Association’s (ALA) 10 Most Challenged Books of 2007.” The 9th most challenged book in the U.S. last year was “It’s Perfectly Normal” by Robie Harris. It was challenged because it is about sex education and is sexually explicit.

2010

Elton John‘s mother announced that she would be auctioning off some of her son’s memorabilia when she moved into a smaller house. Among the items were tour jackets and more than 100 Gold and Platinum discs.

2013 – New Jersey Superior Court rules that same-sex couples be allowed to marry.

2021

https://www.psypost.org/2021/09/trumps-presidency-coincided-with-a-rise-in-extreme-mental-distress-among-lgbt-people-according-to-a-massive-new-study-61896Trump’s presidency coincided with a rise in extreme mental distress among LGBT people, according to a massive new studyExtreme mental distress among LGBT people increased during Donald Trump’s political rise and presidency, according to new research published in the …www.psypost.org

https://winnipegsun.com/news/world/three-polish-regions-repeal-lgbt-free-declarationsThree Polish regions repeal ‘LGBT-free’ declarations | Winnipeg SunWARSAW — Three Polish regional councils voted on Monday to repeal motions declaring their provinces “LGBT-free zones,” state-run news agency PAP reported,…winnipegsun.com

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/the-st-louis-american/black-women-lgbt-facebook-group-diversity-unity-fun/63-36d81fb7-4545-422a-a76f-ad15b33b8895Black women LGBT-led Facebook group promotes diversity | ksdk.com“We hope to set an example for more people in the city to come together to create something bigger than themselves”www.ksdk.com

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/2-million-grant-program-to-help-lgbt-restaurants-bars.html$2 Million Grant Program to Help LGBT Restaurants, Bars | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4298840Taiwanese LGBT students report trouble at school | Taiwan News | 2021-09-27 18:23:00Survey of secondary students reveals harassment, insecurity, lack of support | 2021-09-27 18:23:00www.taiwannews.com.tw

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