August 2 for LGBTQ2

1975 

usas song charts:

Olivia Newton-John had song #4–“Please Mr. Please

  Elton John’s great song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” was 6

usa LP charts

  Elton John’s masterpiece Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was at #4

1980

Although the movie Xanadu was a total flop, the soundtrack sold well and produced Olivia Newton-John‘s US number one hit “Magic”.

“Magic” by Olivia Newton-John took over the #1 spot from Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”.  It was Olivia’s 25th hit, 10th Top 10 and fourth #1.

 Elton John had a strong #3 with “Little Jeannie” 

1980

  Queen moved up from 16 to 6 with The Game

1986

  Madonna’spowerful “Papa Don’t Preach” was at #4,

the debut LP from Whitney Houston was still at #8 after an incredible 71 weeks on the chart

1995

Peggy Lee gave her final major public peformance. George Shearing and Mel Torme also performed at the show at the Hollywood Bowl.

1997

Backstreet Boys had “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart).

2000

Madonna premiered her video of “Music”.

2021

Dolly Parton invested Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” cover royalties in Black community
https://t.co/SPKYemULTP?amp=1Dolly Parton invested Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ cover royalties in Black communityHouston’s cover, recorded for “The Bodyguard” in 1992, became a global sensation 18 years after Parton penned the song.

the person who needs to be protected is the victim, not the accused

and the victim was underaged should be the main issue, not that the victim was male

the perp wanting to be shielded from prejudice against contenting adult behaviour when the issue is abuse of a minor

the accused does not get to dismiss the evidence against them, when that is what a judge and jury needs to see

https://www.tmz.com/2021/07/31/r-kelly-responds-mcdonalds-john-doe-evidence-minor-jury/R. Kelly Says Jury Might Not Like LGBT, Wants McDonald’s Evidence NixedR. Kelly says he hasn’t been given a fair chance to weed out anti-gay bigots.www.tmz.com

heterosexual women too

https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2021/08/02/lgbtq-stem-science-discrimination-sexual-orientation/ideas/essay/What STEM Loses to LGBTQ BiasA new study suggests just how much poorer STEM fields are due to discrimination against LGBTQ professionals in science an technologywww.zocalopublicsquare.org

not reach out, but compensate. religion is an oppressive worldview

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/08/02/james-martin-lgbtq-catholics-statistics-241139Why should the church reach out to L.G.B.T.Q. people? Some shocking statistics can answer that. | America MagazineThese statistics should be enough to make us want to undergo a metanoia, a change of mind and heart, and make us ask why our church is not only not a welcoming place to L.G.B.T.Q. people, but actively unwelcoming.www.americamagazine.org\

meanwhile

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/08/02/matt-damon-homophobic-slur-use-unacceptable-we-need-lgbtq-education/5451602001/Matt Damon homophobic slur use unacceptable. We need LGBTQ education.If someone as high-profile as Matt Damon has just learned that you can’t say the “f-word” anymore, a homophobic slur, what stops anyone else?www.usatoday.com

written in 2011: sadly evergreen

Apologizing for Gay Slurs

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Yet another celebrity creature is apologizing for a gay slur.

I almost don’t want to link to the article in question, because, well, it happens often enough that who it is this week, doesn’t even matter to the discussion.

“I have lots of XYZ friends” is often the lament offered as proof that the person at issue isn’t really prejudiced, they just didn’t think before they spoke.

Perhaps it’s time for people to consider that careless and thoughtless speech is revealing of your character. It speaks to lazy thinking and self absorption above all else, but I do not believe that it necessarily reveals any prejudice on the part of the speaker.

Unless you are Mel Gibson, because seriously, that level of conspiracy paranoia and historical anti-semitism runs deep, although, I was always mystified why Gibson’s “sugartits” comment to the female officer went unremarked upon in the media. Jew bashing is appalling but blatant sexism is apparently still okay.

I just don’t think that it serves the gay community or the cause of equality when GLAAD issues hand slapping against every celebrity who’s careless with words. Especially calling for someone to be fired, because unless the person is in a position of authority and trust over other people, it’s an extreme reaction.

Celebrities are not responsible for the safety and well being of anyone – however, politicians, the courts, schools, employers – these people are responsible – have a fiduciary duty in fact – towards other people who are vulnerable and for whom bigoted attitudes go a long way to undermining and harming people.

People say dumb things, forget where they are, that the microphone is on and that they aren’t with their friends who knows that they are decent and non-bigotted.

We need to let them apologize for stupidity and all move on. Frankly, it’s far more serious to deal with politicians who have the ability to create and sign legislation into law, and policing the language of celebrities, doesn’t help equality. It just ends up seeming insecure and whiney.

Vigilance, but with a eye on the larger goals.

We need to start distinguishing between lazy thoughtlessness, for example “That’s so gay” and things like Mel Gibson says – “the ass is for shitting.” Something that’s not even true of straight people, never mind the revealing of his homophobia in a manner he expected to be applauded and taken as normal.

Does the speaker beleive that what they are saying is what other people think – like somehow, saying bigotted things is somehow brave, bold or honest.

When really, most people who assert that they are Telling It Like It Is are really saying how they would like it to be, which is generally unpleasant for any group of people they don’t like and don’t think that the rest of the people should tolerate.

I think that might be the most horrifying idea, that we should have to tolerate Them.

When I look at the last half of the above line, the idea that anyone would think that any group of people is so loathsome that even co-existance isn’t a given, that effort must be made to tolerate them in the midst of all of humanity, why do Those People have to be included….

Honestly, I don’t get it. I do not get disliking or fearing groups – or individuals of said groups – because they are different appearing or acting or dressing or behaving.

I don’t understand why some people are so bothered that other people live and think differently than they do. Conformity is the antitheses of humanity that is so adaptive to every environmental niche, with widely divergent cultures and traditions, why does any one have to be better?

There seems to be so little happiness in the world, how can anyone begrudge anyone for finding happiness?

June 17 for lgbtq2

France gave the statue to the USA as a revolutionary award, I keep waiting for France to ask for it back.

1885

The dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/unboxing-statue-liberty-1885/Unboxing the Statue of Liberty, 1885 – Rare Historical PhotosThe Statue of Liberty was completed in Paris in June 1884, presented to America by the people of France on July 4, 1884.rarehistoricalphotos.com

June 17, 1959

Liberace wins his libel case against the Daily Mirror at the High Court in London, and says afterwards “I cried all the way to the bank.” The paper published an article claiming the pianist was homosexual.

June 17, 1967

Liberty Records runs an ad in the British music magazine New Musical Express that reads: “Liberty wants talent. Artists/composers/singers/musicians to form a new group.” Among the thousands of applicants are lyricist Bernie Taupin and musician Elton John. The label teams them up, resulting in one of the greatest songwriting duos in rock history.

In New York’s Central Park, Barbra Streisand sang for 135,000 fans at a free concert that was recorded and later released as a CBS-TV special and a soundtrack album called “A Happening In Central Park.”

June 17, 1973

Dolly Parton recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ in RCA’s Studio “B” in Nashville. Written for her one-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner, (the two were splitting professionally at the time). Dolly Parton would not agree to the Col and Elvis Presley songwriter percent and recorded the song used in the Parton/Burt Reynold’s Best Little Whorehouse in Texas movie. Whitney Houston would have a #1 with it as well from her movie The Bodyguard.

June 17, 1976

Blondie released their debut single ‘X Offender’. Written by Gary Valentine and Debbie Harry, the title of the song was originally ‘Sex Offender’, written about an 18-year-old boy being arrested for having sex with his younger girlfriend. Debbie Harry changed the lyrics so that the song was about a prostitute being attracted to the police officer that had arrested her. Private Stock, the band’s label insisted that the single be changed to ‘X Offender’ because they were nervous about the original title.

2014

non-binary singer Sam Smith releases his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, in the US.

2021

https://www.straight.com/living/canadas-lgbt-population-about-1-million-strong-bisexual-women-outnumber-gay-menCanada’s LGBT population about one million strong, bisexual women outnumber gay men | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyAlmost one-third of LGBT people are under 25 years old.www.straight.com

meanwhile int eh usa

The 9-0 ruling, written by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, was a victory for Catholic Social Services, part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The court said that the city’s refusal to use the Catholic agency for foster care services unless it agreed to certify same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of the free exercise of religion.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-supreme-court-rules-catholic-group-lgbt-rights-dispute-2021-06-17/U.S. Supreme Court rules for Catholic group in LGBT rights dispute | ReutersThe U.S. Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday by ruling in favor of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organization because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents.www.reuters.com

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/15/22535109/ebay-sex-ban-adult-only-queer-collectorseBay’s sex ban wipes out an important storefront for queer collectors – The VergeeBay has updated its adult content policy to remove the “Adult Only” category from the site. The change is a blow for queer collectors of vintage erotica, and it echos porn bans that have hurt creators at other sites.www.theverge.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/annahaines/2021/06/17/this-designer-is-using-fashion-to-create-queer-crip-joy/This Designer Is Using Fashion To Create Queer Crip JoySky Cubacub’s Rebirth Garments is championing the radical visibility movement by giving people with disabilities and gender non-conforming identities the freedom of choice.www.forbes.com

lesbians. not queer women..

https://www.out.com/lesbian/2021/6/17/20-pictures-lesbians-queer-women-nonbinary-folks-suits-blazers20 Pictures of Lesbians, Queer Women, & Nonbinary Folks in Suits & BlazersDamn, they look good!www.out.com

modern lesbians, not relegated to history and erased as queer

https://www.michigandaily.com/film/lesbian-period-pieces-and-the-need-for-contemporary-queer-stories/Lesbian period pieces and the need for contemporary queer storiesThe Arts world is one filled with self-expression and introspection, whether from artist or from audience member. Naturally, this translates into many different ways of approaching the queer experience. For Pride Month, Daily Arts wanted to cover this self-search and love through our favorite forms of art, with this experience revealing more to the reader […]www.michigandaily.com

meanwhile

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/love-victor-star-michael-cimino-anti-gay-comments-205021634.html‘Love Victor’ star Michael Cimino has gotten death threats for playing gayFor Cimino, criticism has come from all sides, including from those who do not approve of him playing gay — and long-running and complex issue within the LGBTQ community.ca.finance.yahoo.comShare

https://people.com/human-interest/father-helps-gay-teen-son-hang-pride-flag-outside-oklahoma-home/Dad Helps Gay Teen Son Hang Pride Flag Outside Oklahoma Home | PEOPLE.comCaden Wyatt and his dad John Wyatt hung the rainbow flag to “shock Oklahoma” and celebrate Pride monthpeople.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/06/17/u-s-senate-to-consider-apology-for-past-anti-lgbtq-discrimination/U.S. Senate to consider apology for past anti-LGBTQ discriminationReport shows 70-year history of gov’t persecution, purges of ‘sex deviates’www.washingtonblade.com

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june 13 for lgbtq2

June 13, 1958

“High School Confidential,” starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Diane Jergens, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Michael Landon, and featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing the title song, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1964

“People” became Barbra Streisand’s first Top 10 of her storied career.

June 13, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded her composition “I Will Always Love You,” inspired by her professional partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, whom she was leaving at the time in order to begin a solo career.

1978

The movie version of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City.

1981It was week #5 at the top for Kim Carnes’ smash “Bette Davis Eyes”.


1987
Whitney Houston started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP Whitney. With this album, Houston set various records on the US charts. Houston became female artist, to debut at No.1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘So Emotional’ and ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, all peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat.

1988

The biggest charity Rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier took place at London’s Wembley Stadium to denounce South African apartheid. Among the performers were Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Whitney Houston and Dire Straits. Half of the more than $3 million US in proceeds from the event went towards anti-apartheid activities in Britain. The rest was donated to children’s charities in southern Africa.

1992

Law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on Ice-T’s “Cop Killer” LP. Following the publicity, sales double on the West Coast and in Texas. In an ironic twist, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow) would land a role on the TV police drama, Law and Order in 1999, portraying Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit.

Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized Sister Souljah for making remarks “filled with hatred” towards whites.

Blogger Nina Notes: the oppressed calling out oppressors is not the same as oppressors oppressing.

2000

Sinead O’Connor releases Faith and Courage, her first studio album in six years.

2002

Michael JacksonBarry Manilow, Sting, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

2019

Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘Tea Time’ Photo With All 4 Children Continues to Draw AttentionLisa Marie Presley might not post photos of her life as frequently as other celebrity users on social media, but one photo shared to her account most recently continues to draw in a barrage of comments from fans.On April 18, Presley took to Instagram to share a rare snapshot of all her four […]

popculture.com

2021

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/06/13/vice-president-harris-joins-d-c-pride-walk-makes-history/Vice President Harris joins D.C. Pride Wal

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/biden-pulse-national-memorial-1.6063880Biden to name Pulse nightclub a national memorial 5 years after mass shooting | CBC NewsU.S. President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.www.cbc.ca

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/13/owen-hurcum-bangor-wales-worlds-first-non-binary-mayorIntroducing ‘their worship’, the world’s first non-binary mayor | LGBT rights | The GuardianStudent Owen Hurcum is ‘humbled’ to serve the oldest city in Wales, and aims to put Bangor’s peacocks on the map

https://www.irishpost.com/news/lgbt-pride-flags-cut-down-in-waterford-for-second-time-214160LGBT Pride flags cut down in Waterford for second time | The Irish PostPRIDE FLAGS erected in Waterford to celebrate Pride month, as well as to mark last weekend’s Prid…www.irishpost.com

the woman is not all those letters:

the four letters do not refer to any induvial, but four identifiable groups.

which is not really the issue, given she is missing and likely going to be murdered

by heterosexual men

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-lgbt-woman-abducted-shelter-b1864208.htmlFears for LGBT woman linked to Chechen ruler after her abduction by police in raid on refuge | The IndependentKhalimat Taramova’s family is said to be close to Chechnya’s tyrannical presidentwww.independent.co.uk

june 8 for lgbtq2

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

1953

The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

1963

Lesley Gore remained at #1 with “It’s My Party”

1974

 Elton John was at #10, 34 weeks since the release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

1985

Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”

1991

Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with “Miracle”

1993

Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”

2000

Sinead O’Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue.

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2006

Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.

2007

A British judge sentenced George Michael to 100 hours of community service and banned him from driving for two years for driving under the influence of drugs.

2014

Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill”

2016

Cher filed a lawsuit against SAIL Venture Partners and related firms, claiming they defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments which went bad.

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

Blogger Nina Notes:

the home she left, in the town she never fit into and when she went back to show them she was famous, they did not care

they expect a fan to overpay for the house that basically was why she was doing drugs that killed her the in first place….

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home In Port Arthur TexasJanis Joplin grew up at this home in Port Arthur after a previous home had burned down. Joplin & her sister carved their names into wet cement at the home.

rockandrollroadmap.com

2020

Beyoncé celebrates ‘beautiful queerness’ and Black Lives Matter protesters in inspirational

2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ghana-court-denies-bail-21-detained-lgbt-activists-2021-06-08/Ghana court denies bail for 21 detained LGBT activists | ReutersA Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said.www.reuters.com

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indian-court-calls-sweeping-reforms-respect-lgbt-rights-2021-06-07/Indian court calls for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights | ReutersA court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had been harassed by police.www.reuters.com

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/lgbt-people-globally-are-not-waiting-for-white-saviours-to-rescue-them/LGBT people globally are not waiting for ‘white saviours’ to rescue themBut if you watched Netflix’s new documentary ‘Hating Peter Tatchell’, you might think they are. It's one of several things the film got wrongwww.opendemocracy.net

May 30 for LGBTQ2

May 30, 1963

Lesley Gore made her first television appearance on American Bandstand on ABC.

1966

University student Anne Murray signed a contract with the CBC-TV show, “Singalong Jubilee.” She was paid $71.50 for each appearance on the show, and $99 if she soloed.

 Murray has always attracted a strong lesbian fan base but insists she has never swung that way herself. 

Dolly Parton married Carl Dean in Ringgold, Georgia.

1987

David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland. The tour’s set, described at the time as “the largest touring set ever,” was designed to look like a giant spider. It was 60 feet (18.3m) high, 64 feet (19.5m) wide and included giant vacuumed tube legs that were lit from the inside with 20,000′ (6,096m) of color-changing lights. A single set took 43 trucks to move.

Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys was arrested in Liverpool, England for assaulting a female fan during a riot at a Beastie Boys concert.

1988

Tracy Chapman released her first single–“Fast Car”.

2004

Madonna was forced to pay out £250,000 in a lawsuit after copying ideas by the late French erotic photographer Guy Burton. Madonna had admitted that the video for her song ‘Hollywood’ was inspired by Burton.

2009

At a charity event in New Orleans that raises funds to rebuild schools and playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Katrina. 81-year-old music legend Fats Domino made a rare appearance and watched his old friends Little Richard, B.B. King and Chuck Berry hit the stage and waved at the 3,000-strong crowd.

Little Richard was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

2021

https://nypost.com/2021/05/27/rugrats-fans-react-to-reboot-confirming-lesbian-character/‘Rugrats’ fans react to reboot confirming lesbian characterThe newly-released “Rugrats” CGI reboot had fans in a tizzy after confirming what many had believed all along — that Phil and Lil’s mom Betty Deville is gay.nypost.com

the victim’s past does not matter nor excuse nor make okay

the rapist’s raping

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/lesbian-victim-sexual-assault-asked-court-heterosexual-one-stage/Lesbian victim of sexual assault asked in court if she was “heterosexual at one stage” / LGBTQ NationThe defense strategy is apparently to question whether the victim might have changed sexualities, consented to sex in her sleep, and lied about both…www.lgbtqnation.com

may 13 in lgbtq2

, 1954

“Pajama Game” opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances

May 13, 1957

Jailhouse RockPrincipal photography began on the jailhouse dance sequence.

1974

Cher released the single “Dark Lady.”

May 13, 1977

Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a performance at the Bottom Line. Olivia Newton-John, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Candice Bergen, and John Belushi are among those in the audience.

1989

Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second solo No.1 ‘Hand On Your Heart.’

2019

Doris Day, who scored two Billboard Top Ten hits in 1956 with “Whatever Will Be Will Be” and “Everybody Loves A Lover”, passed away at the age of 97 after contracting pneumonia. Besides making nearly forty movies, she also recorded more than six hundred songs and nearly thirty albums. Along with four movies with Rock Hudson

queer for may 3


May 3, 1948

The United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling stating that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.


1952

Kitty Wells recorded ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ – as an answer song to Hank Thompson’s ‘The Wild Side of Life’. It became the first No.1 Billboard country hit for a solo female artist. In the 1970’s Elvis expanded on these songs with “There’s a Honky Tonk Angel(Who’ll Take Me Back In)” 1988 saw Nashville Producer Owen Bradley’s final session with Canada’s k.d. lang’s Shadowland LP, which included Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee with k.d. doing “Honky Tonk Angels Medley”

May 3, 1959

Mexicans riot at a movie theatre playing “King Creole”

Why Mexicans hated Elvis! – Elvis Information Network

A false racist quote that continues to be attributed to Elvis inspired the protest, but more than that – Elvis was called a homosexual in the Mexican mainstream press and called out for his colorful clothes.

Elvis Movie Causes Mexican Riot

May 3, 1971

Four days of demonstrations by anti-war protesters began in Washington, DC.

May 3, 1973

The New York Times revealed that the mother’s face pictured on packages of Ivory Soap was that of porn actress Marilyn Chambers.

1976

David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, his first UK gig in three years.

1986

Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s theme park) opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

1989

Actress/night club entertainer Christine Jorgensen, the first widely-known person to have sex reassignment surgery (in her case, male to female), died of lung and bladder cancer at 62.

queer for april 29

queer for april 29

April 29, 1968

The original Broadway production of the musical “Hair,” starring Diane Keaton, Melba Moore, Lynn Kellogg, and Ronnie Dyson, opened at New York’s Biltmore Theatre for 1,750 performances.

1978
Barry Manilow remained in the #3 position with “Can’t Smile Without You” and at number 9: Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta teamed for a Top 10 smash with “You’re The One That I Want”

1989

Madonna had the #1 song with “Like A Prayer”,

At the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, Porter Wagoner joined Dolly Parton on stage for the first of four sold-out shows, marking the first time they had performed together since their split in 1976.

2008

The Madonna album “Hard Candy” was released in the U.S.

queer for april 28


April 28, 1956
Little Richard earned a third week at #1 on the R&B chart with “Long Tall Sally”.

April 28, 1965
Barbara Streisand‘s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.


1968

The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.


1973

the Soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues” by Diana Ross falling to #8,


April 28, 1974
Olivia Newton-John released the single that would jump-start her career–“I Honestly Love You”.


1978
Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” album was certified Platinum.


1979

Donna Summer titled her new song right as “Hot Stuff” was up from #79 to #29 on this date.


1980
Elton John released the single “Little Jeannie”.


1990

Sinead O’Connor remained at #1 with “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic)”.

1994
Lisa Marie Presley announced her separation from first husband Danny Keough after 5½ years of marriage and two children. The divorce became final eight days later. Lisa Marie would soon be married to Michael Jackson.


2004
George Michael was named as the most-played artist on British radio over the previous two decades.

queer for april 23

1956
Liberace meets Elvis Presley

1966
Cher’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” coming in at #3

April 23, 1977
Joan Jett, with Blondie as her opening act, appeared at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Thelma Houston’s disco plea “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” originally recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes in 1975, hits #1 in America.

song chart at #6 , Natalie Cole edged up one with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind; Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” moved back up to #7,

LP chart: The Soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’” would have to settle for #3 , This One’s For You by Barry Manilow at #6 and Unpredictable from Natalie Cole at #8

1979
ABBA released the album Voulez-Vous.

1983
David Bowie moved into the Top 10 with “Let’s Dance” and Thomas Dolby was at #10 with “She Blinded Me With Science”.

David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the title track which made No. 1 on the US and UK singles chart and ‘China Girl.’

1985
Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

1988
Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row. (Houston’s record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 stopping being counted. )

The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack was at #1 on the U.S. Album chart – with More Dirty Dancing from the movie at #3, George Michael’s Faith at #4

The movie soundtrack had a gay band The Blow Monkeys covering Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me

1991

Founder member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders (John Anthony Genzale, Jr), died of a drug overdose. He renamed himself Johnny Thunders, after a comic book of the same name. The influential New York Dolls formed in 1972 and made just two albums. A teenage Morrissey acted as president of the UK branch of the New York Dolls fan club. Formed The Heartbreakers with Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan, and Television bassist Richard Hell.

1995

Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.

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