BCE to The Suffragettes
1929, India – Shakuntala Devi (4 November 1929 – 21 April 2013) is born. She wrote the first study of homosexuality in India, The World Of Homosexuals. It treated homosexuality in an understanding light and is considered a pioneer in the field. In the documentary For Straights Only, she said that her interest in the topic came out of her marriage to a homosexual man and her desire to look at homosexuality more closely to understand it. She was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the “human computer.” A child prodigy, her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. As a writer, Devi wrote a number of books, including novels as well as texts about mathematics, puzzles, and astrology.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1946 – Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) is born. He was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. His most controversial work is that of the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York City. The homoeroticism of this work fueled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1960 – FDNY Firefighter, president emeritus of FireFLAG/EMT and LGBT Rights activist Tom Ryan (Nov. 4, 1960)is born. Ryan retired from FDNY in 2003, after a distinguished FDNY career, and is a hero of 9/11. He has worked tirelessly for the issues effecting LGBT Firefighters and Emergency Workers, continues to speak out on issues of homophobia in the fire services, the rights of domestic partners, and discrimination toward the gay community.
November 4, 1967
Pink Floyd made their US live debut when they appeared at the Winterland Auditorium, San Francisco, California. Floyd shared the bill with local group Big Brother & The Holding Company, featuring singer Janis Joplin and singer / songwriter Richie Havens.
David Bowie released his third studio album, The Man Who Sold the World the first with the nucleus of what would become the “Spiders from Mars”, backing band.
Elton John released his Greatest Hits album.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1976 – Syndicated columnist Nicholas von Hoffman’s column “Out of TV’s Sitcom Closet” appears. It stated that Americans were experiencing the “Year of the Fag” and claimed the National Gay Task Force was controlling at least one sitcom.
After returning from a two year hiatus, lesbian fave Anne Murray topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the biggest selling single of her career, “You Needed Me”. It was her fourth US Top Ten and first #1 single and made #22 in the UK. Anne would go on to put six more songs on Billboard’s Top 40 Pop chart.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980 – Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) (D, Mass.) is elected to his first term in the US House of Representatives. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. As a member of the Democratic Party, he served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (2007–2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the U.S. financial industry. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, is considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States.
Prince played the first of seven nights at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan at the start of his 87-date North American Purple Rain tour. The outing marked the live debut of his new band The Revolution.
Elton John scored his 50th UK chart hit when ‘Sacrifice’, entered the charts. Only Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley had also achieved this feat. Sacrifice was initially released as a single in 1989, but stalled at No.55 in the UK and at No.18 in the US. English DJ, Steve Wright, began playing the song on BBC Radio 1 and the song was then re-released as a double A-side single, along with ‘Healing Hands’.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.
Sir Elton John’s extensive collection of photographs was exhibited at the Atlanta (Georgia) High Museum of Art from November 4 through January 28, 2001.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin received the Music Industry Trusts Award for one of the greatest songwriting partnerships of all time.
California voters ban same-sex marriage with Proposition 8, becoming the first U.S. state to do so after marriages had been legalized for same-sex couples. The amendment to California’s constitution passed by a margin of 52% to 47% and overturned the state supreme court’s ruling in May in favor of same-sex marriage.
Arizona and Florida voters pass constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.
Arkansas voters pass Act 1, which effectively bans adoption by same-sex couples, by a margin of 54% to 41%. Florida had done so in 1978.
A copyright infringement lawsuit filed by songwriter Guy Hobbs against Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin over their hit song “Nikita” was thrown out of court. The Judge ruled that both songs shared similar themes and phrases, but that these were prevalent in modern music.
Janis Joplin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
curses have no meaning outside of religion, so it is just religion
https://theconversation.com/lgbt-migrants-in-south-africa-religion-can-be-a-blessing-and-a-curse-169758LGBT migrants in South Africa: religion can be a blessing, and a curseThe author set out to understand how the faith of displaced LGBT people in South Africa has evolved over time, and how religion has shaped their experiences of displacement.theconversation.com
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/28-lgbtq-people-say-faced-discrimination-year-last-year/25% of straight people would be “uncomfortable” seeing a gay co-worker’s wedding picture / LGBTQ NationThe number of LGBTQ people reporting discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity has surged over the past year…www.lgbtqnation.com
https://www.rferl.org/a/bulgaria-lgbt-rasate-attack/31544540.htmlBulgarian Presidential Candidate Charged Over Violent Attack On LGBT CenterA right-wing nationalist candidate in this month’s presidential election has been detained and indicted over a weekend attack on an LGBT community center in the capital.
https://www.freep.com/story/events/2021/11/04/lesbian-social-close-friends-event-ferndale-weekend/6267500001/Lesbian Social to hold Close Friends event in Ferndale this weekend“You’re always embraced when you come to one of our events,” says founder Chelcea Stowers.www.freep.com
men with a diagnosis do not get to claim they have a human right to lesbians
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/kathleen-stock-trans-bbc-womens-hour-b1950484.htmlKathleen Stock says there’s ‘real pressure on lesbians to accept that trans women can be lesbians’ | The Independent‘I was going onto lesbian dating sites and seeing males and I thought that was quite strange,’ says ex-Sussex University professorwww.independent.co.uk
even heterosexual women are denied anything that ends child bearing while medical procedures are being rushed for trans without consideration of mind changing.. at as teens and children… while adult women…..
https://www.indy100.com/viral/gynecologist-refused-lesbian-woman-hysterectomy-b1950747A gynecologist refused a lesbian woman a hysterectomy in case her ‘sexual orientation changes’ and wants kids | indy100A lesbian woman took to Twitter to share a shocking experience with her gynecologist that delegitimized her sexuality.www.indy100.com
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Weingarten shot back at Cotton, pointing out that there is a long history of teachers who didn’t have children.
“Is he now disqualifying every nun from teaching?” she tweeted. “Or is this simply a new divisive & hateful homophobic slur against LGBTQ teachers?”
“I guess Sen Cotton hasn’t done his homework and doesn’t know I have step-children, grandkids & nieces and nephews,” she continued. “They would certainly be surprised by his comments. As would the many students I taught (and loved) at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn.”
She stressed that teachers are professionals who work with children, which is not the same thing as being a parent. “Parents everywhere rely on [teachers’] expertise,” she wrote.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/gop-senator-calls-lesbian-educator-joke-doesnt-kids-response-awesome/GOP senator calls lesbian educator “a joke” because she doesn’t have kids. Her response was awesome. / LGBTQ Nation“Is he now disqualifying every nun from teaching? Or is this simply a new divisive & hateful homophobic slur against LGBTQ teachers…www.lgbtqnation.com
https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/barbara-hammer-company-1234608732/Tiona Nekkia McClodden Highlights Intimacy in Barbara Hammer’s Work – ARTnews.comBarbara Hammer’s work on lesbian intimacy and identity is full of exchanges, a dynamic Tiona Nekkia McClodden emphasizes at Company.www.artnews.com
https://www.autostraddle.com/surprise-game-of-thrones-bisexual-sex-scenes-were-a-frenzied-mess/Surprise, Game of Thrones’ Bisexual Sex Scenes Were a “Frenzied Mess”Azie Tesfai and Chyler Leigh laughed until they cried making out in their costumes on Supergirl, DC comic artists are receiving threats from biphobic nerds, saying goodbye to Dickinson, and more!www.autostraddle.com
https://hillreporter.com/trump-loving-pastor-who-claimed-transgender-teens-would-assault-other-students-arrested-for-solicitation-of-a-minor-116893Trump-Loving Pastor Who Claimed Transgender Teens Would Assault Other Students Arrested for Solicitation of a MinorLast night, the fake threat of Critical Race Theory propelled Glenn Youngkin to victory in the state of Virginia. The state is also dealing with a furor over transgender rights. The issue has been heightened by the arrest of a boy who was convicted of sexually assaulting a girl while wearing a skirt. The boy…hillreporter.com
indeed. there is a need to balance rights between groups where there is not heterosexuals’ males involved
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/the-transgender-issue-trans-rights/‘The Transgender Issue’: it’s time for a reset in talking about trans rightsI’ve been a trans activist for more than 30 years. Shon Faye’s debut book makes me think we were far too polite in my daywww.opendemocracy.net
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-friday-edition-1.6230280/quebec-s-bill-2-would-put-transgender-people-at-risk-of-violence-says-advocate-1.6232830Quebec’s Bill 2 would put transgender people at risk of violence, says advocate | CBC RadioTransgender advocate Daphne Barile says a new bill proposed by the Quebec government to change how gender is addressed on official IDs is both confusing and dangerous. www.cbc.ca
https://nypost.com/2021/11/04/jim-banks-says-tweet-should-spark-transgender-conversation/Jim Banks says tweet should spark transgender conversationRep. Jim Banks is appealing his Twitter suspension, arguing that his controversial tweet calling the country’s first transgender four-star officer a “man” should fuel an “important debate about sex and human nature.”nypost.com
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202111/1238161.shtmlChina’s first clinic for transgender children and adolescents set up in Shanghai – Global TimesChina’s first multidisciplinary clinic for transgender children and adolescents was set up at the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai recently to safely and healthily manage transgender minors’ transition.
https://news.yahoo.com/transgender-sex-offenders-placed-women-164455799.htmlTransgender Sex Offenders Placed in Women’s Jails in ScotlandIn Scotland, 12 transgender prisoners convicted of violence or sexual crimes have been moved into women’s jails in the past 18 months.news.yahoo.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo