LGBTQ2 for November 4


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.

1969

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.

1974

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.

1978

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.

1984

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.

1989

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

1992

Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.

1999

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”

2002

Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin received the Music Industry Trusts Award for one of the greatest songwriting partnerships of all time.

2008

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.

2012

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.

2013

Janis Joplin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2021

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.
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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

from the article:
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.
www.globaltimes.cn

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

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LGBTQ2 for October 31


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

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

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

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

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

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

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1964

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

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

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

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

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

October 31, 1969

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

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

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

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

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

1987

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

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

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

1992

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

1995

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

1998

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

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

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

2003

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

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

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

2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

toxic is as toxic does, with no place in between

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

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

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

we cannot solve public safety problems without identifying the problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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