On the USA song charts, the previous #1 “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow slid to 3. Barbra Streisand edged up to 4 with “My Heart Belongs To Me” which was #1 adult contemporary
on the USA LP chart: Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third, and Barry Manilow Live was #5.
The Ron Howard comedy Night Shift, starring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton, debuts in theaters. The soundtrack features the song “That’s What Friends Are For,” performed by Rod Stewart. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, it becomes a huge hit four years later when Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder (aka Dionne & Friends) cover it for AIDS awareness, winning Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year.
Donna Summer moved to #1 on the R&B chart with her disco hit “She Works Hard For The Money”.
the usa song chart:
the Eurythmics moved from 11 to 6 with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”
Donna Summer with “She Works Hard For The Money”, Stevie Nicks had #9 with “Stand Back” and Madness slipped with “Our House”.
David Bowie played the first show of his North American “Glass Spider” tour in Philadelphia, PA.
https://www.latestly.com/socially/world/new-zealand-introduced-legislation-that-proposes-up-to-five-years-in-prison-for-practices-latest-tweet-by-reuters-2691942.htmlLGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression | 🌎 LatestLYNew Zealand introduced legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy’. 🌎 LGBT Conversion Therapy Ban in New Zealand: 5 Years in Prison for The Practice of Changing a Person’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression.Show Morewww.latestly.com
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/new-zealand-introduces-bill-outlaw-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-07-30/New Zealand introduces bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersNew Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy.
religion and society one thing, inside LGBTQ2 another.
Demographics may not be religiously coerced to stop existing, nor can anyone self identify into demographics by altering the meaning of sexuality/gender against the meaning of the demographic.
https://www.voanews.com/europe/lgbt-turks-take-stock-after-disrupted-pride-celebrationsLGBT Turks Take Stock After Disrupted Pride Celebrations | Voice of America – EnglishMore than a month after Turkish authorities crushed Pride-themed events in Istanbul, emotions still run raw for members of the country’s embattled LGBT community.
“There was lots of violence. I was beaten up and so were most of the people I was arrested with,” Istanbul resident Alaz Yener told VOA. “They used zip ties to handcuff us, hands behind our back, and refused to cut the zip ties off for a long time.”
Yener, who is non-binary, was detained when security forces broke up an attempted Pride parade in Taksim, a central Istanbul borough.Show Morewww.voanews.com
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarian-election-panel-clears-questions-lgbt-referendum-2021-07-30/Hungarian election panel clears questions of LGBT referendum | ReutersHungary’s National Election Committee (NEC) approved on Friday the government’s list of questions on LGBT issues it wants to put on a referendum as part of what Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called an “ideological war” with the European Union.www.reuters.com
https://nypost.com/2021/07/27/will-anti-gay-anita-bryant-attend-lesbian-grandkids-wedding/Will anti-gay Anita Bryant attend lesbian grandkid’s wedding?She’s blood, but she’s also one of the most homophobic anti-LGBTQ activists the world has ever known.nypost.com
meanwhile, in canada, eh
let us not pretend that conservatives accept science
or act on behalf of the public
or that the woke generation is not a direct response to the boomer generation of heteros only, and white preferred
https://nationalpost.com/news/its-ethics-are-entirely-nihilist-stephen-harper-slams-woke-left-in-rare-interview‘Its ethics are entirely nihilist’: Stephen Harper slams ‘woke’ left in rare interview | National PostHarper said Western societies should strive to make ‘constant progress,’ but it should not be premised on the assumption that ‘everything is wrong and terrible…nationalpost.com