May 20 for LGBTQ2

May 20, 1873

Levi Strauss began marketing denim work pants (popularly known as blue jeans) that featured copper rivets, an invention of his business partner Jacob Davis.

Levis would become of the the first major corporations to be gay men on the board and in the 1990s the company ended sponsorship of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts over anti gay and lesbians policies, in the decade LGBTQ2 became a market niche and a measure of our voting block power – having built community rather than remain marginalized and on the fringe of society.

1979

Elton John performed in Leningrad in the Soviet Union.

2021

Matty Siegel, 71, appeared to rage-quit on the air during his popular KISS 108 show Wednesday morning, citing an order from management to leave the Lovato story alone.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7879195/demi-lovato-matty-siegel-nonbinary-pronoun/Radio host storms off after being told to ‘shut up’ about Demi Lovato pronouns – National | Globalnews.caMatty Siegel stormed off his popular Boston radio show after he was told to stop joking about Demi Lovato’s non-binary gender identity.globalnews.ca

meanwhile

https://www.theblaze.com/news/bisexual-female-celebrity-married-man-queer-enoughBisexual female celebrity taken to the woodshed for being married to a man: ‘Not queer enough’ – TheBlazeBisexual actress Anna Paquin hit out at critics who said that she isn’t “queer enough” because she’s married to a man.Paquin has been married to fellow actor Stephen Moyer since 2010.What are the details? The actress entered the comments section of one of her recent Instagram posts to tackle criti…www.theblaze.com

May 19 for LGBTQ2

May 19, 1972

Elton John released the album Honky Chateau in the U.K.

May 19, 1975

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released U.S. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which certifies official album sales, reports that the album was released May 19, and the RIAA certified the album Gold on May 21.  As great an album as ‘Captain Fantastic’ is, it is physically impossible for an album to be certified Gold if it hasn’t been released yet.  The LP’s Platinum status was certified in 1993.

1978

The disco film “Thank God It’s Friday,” starring Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Chick Vennera, and Terri Nunn,  premiered in New York City.

1979

The closest thing to a Beatles’ reunion happened when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played together at Eric Clapton’s wedding reception The bride, Patti Boyd, was formerly married to George Harrison. Joining them for a jam session were Clapton, Mick Jagger and Ginger Baker. . The all-star band ran through old Little Richard and Eddie Cochran songs.

ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album.

on the USA LP charts  We Are Family from Sister Sledge at #7 and Go West by the Village People at 8

1990

Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vogue’. Originally planned as a B-side, it became the singers eighth US No.1 and seventh UK No.1 hit.

“Vogue” became Madonna’s eighth #1 song on this date, taking over from “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic) by Sinead O’Connor. 

1998

Sonny And Cher receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seventeen months after Sonny was killed in a skiing accident.

2001

The $20 million waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Countryopened on 25 acres near the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

2018

Elton John performed at the wedding reception of England’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, playing “Your Song”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Circle of Life” and “I’m Still Standing”.

2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/demi-lovato-says-they-are-non-binary-and-changing-their-pronouns-1.5434167Demi Lovato says they are non-binary and changing their pronouns | CTV NewsSinger Demi Lovato has revealed they are non-binary and are changing their pronouns, telling fans they are ‘proud’ to make the change after ‘a lot of self-reflective work.’www.ctvnews.ca

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