Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1885, UK – D. H. Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) is born in Nottinghamshire, England. He was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct. A heavily censored abridgement of his book Lady Chatterley’s Lover was published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in 1928. This edition was posthumously re-issued in paperback both by Signet Books and by Penguin Books in 1946. Lawrence’s fascination with the theme of homosexuality, which is overtly manifested in Women in Love, could be related to his own sexual orientation.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1948 – Jewelle Gomez (born September 11, 1948) is an American author, poet, critic and playwright. She lived in New York City for 22 years, working in public television, theater, as well as philanthropy, before relocating to the West Coast. Her writing—fiction, poetry, essays and cultural criticism—has appeared in a wide variety of outlets, both feminist and mainstream. Her work often intersects and addresses multiple ethnicities as well as the ideals of lesbian/feminism and issues. She has been interviewed for several documentaries focused on LGBT rights and culture. She is currently employed as Director of Grants and Community Initiatives for Horizons Foundation,the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foundation in the U.S. She formerly served as the President of the San Francisco Public Library Commission. She and her partner, Dr. Diane Sabin (born 1952), were among the litigants against the state of California suing for the right to legal marriage. Diane is the Executive Director of the Lesbian Health & Research Center (LHRC) at the University of California, San Francisco. Her early work was in production of lesbian musical performers as well as the San Francisco Pride stages.
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
September 11, 1956
Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader’s letter that says in part: “The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.” The film is quickly banned in several English cities.
September 11, 1959
The U.S. Congress passed legislation authorizing the creation of food stamps.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
1961 – KQED in San Francisco broadcasts The Rejected, the first made-for-television documentary about homosexuality on American television. The documentary was made for under $100 and features experts speaking about homosexuality from their various fields’ perspectives. Each expert dispels a negative stereotype in her or his segment, giving positive and normalizing view of homosexuality. The program is well received by viewers and critics. The Rejected was produced for KQEDby John W. Reavis. It was later syndicated to National Educational Television (NET) stations across the country. The 60-minute film received positive critical reviews.
the USA LP Charts: the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was fourth and Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” came in #7,
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
Joan Baez had the #1 Easy Listening song again with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.
September 11, 1975
Janis Ian is awarded her first Gold record for the album “Between The Lines”. The LP contains her biographical single “At Seventeen”, which was still climbing the charts and will peak in the US at number three.
California Appeals court upholds lewd conduct convictions of two men arrested for “kissing in public” in a parked car at a freeway rest stop. Both are ordered to register as sex offenders.
Elton John & Kiki Dee’s multi-format smash “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
David Bowie and Bing Crosby filmed a duet version of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for what turned out to be Crosby’s last television Christmas special. The recording of the song first appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” album. Released as a single, it has become a perennial holiday favorite. David Bowie and Bing Crosby recorded a duet version of “The Little Drummer Boy.” The song appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” LP.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
Elton John rose to #1 on the AC chart with “Blue Eyes”.
On the LP Charts, at 9 Vacation from the Go-Go’s
Elton John’s “Greatest Hits Volume 3” was released.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
George Michael released his second solo album, the incredible Listen Without Prejudice.
1993 – The film And the Band Played On premieres. It was based on a 1987 book by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy Shilts(August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994). The book chronicles the discovery and spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with a special emphasis on government indifference and political infighting, specifically in the United States, to what was then perceived as a specifically gay disease. Shilts’ premise is that AIDS was allowed to happen: while the disease is caused by a biological agent, incompetence and apathy toward those initially affected allowed its spread to become much worse. The film stars Lily Tomlin, Richard Gere, Alan Alda, Matthew Modine, and Anjelica Houston. It was dedicated to notable people with AIDS and survivors of the epidemic.
David Bowie’s single “Telling Lies” was released exclusively on the Internet, the first time a new single by a major artist was released exclusively online.
Sept 11, 2001
America experienced the worst terror event on home soil, with many LGBT who perished and their surviving partners not compensated or acknowledge as heteros were, some of us, were heros on that day.
Walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. The day’s events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their lead singer.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
A study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find out what people’s taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.
87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when “My Heart” debuted at #9.
A 1963 demo tape made by David Bowie and one of his early bands, The Konrads, sold at a UK auction for nearly 40,000 Pounds. The 18-minute recording was owned by the band’s drummer David Hadfield, who had discovered it in an old bread basket in his loft.
https://msmagazine.com/2021/09/11/womens-suffrage-road-trip-lesbian-immigrant-suffragists-ingeborg-kindstedt-maria-kindberg-anne-b-gass/‘The Suffrage Road Trip’: A Tribute to Two Middle-Aged, Lesbian, Immigrant Suffragists – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com
https://fadmagazine.com/2021/09/10/barbara-hammer-tell-me-theres-a-lesbian-forever/Barbara Hammer, “Tell me there’s a lesbian forever…” – FAD MagazineBarbara Hammer, Available Space #2, 1978, Silver gelatin print, 5 x 7 in. Centring on a selection of works that demonstrate the range of Hammer’sfadmagazine.com
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/optumhealth-launches-virtual-lgbtq-education-program-providersOptumHealth launches virtual LGBTQ education program for providersThe program will cover pronouns and terminology, the negative effects of implicit bias, stigma and discrimination, and health-related risks and disparities the LGBTQ community experiences.www.modernhealthcare.com
https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_d1a27356-127b-11ec-807f-2b6742cf10a7.htmlLGBTQ Center Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary with Rainbow Callout | Campus | purdueexponent.orgAngela Shadé, a drag queen, strutted across the stage, igniting the crowd by swinging her legs in the air.www.purdueexponent.org
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/ebay-onlyfans-trump-s-anti-sex-internet-crusade-silencing-lgbtq-ncna1278927From eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ cultureFrom eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ culture — from leather magazines to lesbian archives to TikTok and social mediawww.nbcnews.com
https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/hungary-says-it-won-t-repeal-anti-lgbtq-law-for-eu-pandemic-aid-1.1650561Hungary Says It Won’t Repeal Anti-LGBTQ Law for EU Pandemic Aid – BNN BloombergHungary won’t repeal a law that critics, including the European Union’s executive, say discriminates against the LGBTQ community, even if that’s the price of accessing billions of euros in pandemic aid, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.www.bnnbloomberg.ca
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/10/combating-lgbtq-stigma-in-africa/Combating LGBTQ stigma in AfricaActivists share their experiences with the Bladewww.losangelesblade.com
when white supremists seek to oppress and genocide, how polite do persons they target have to really be?
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/lauren-boebert-complains-joe-biden-isnt-nice-enough-unvaccinated-americans/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2988371f11-20210910_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2988371f11-430855381Lauren Boebert complains that Joe Biden isn’t nice enough to unvaccinated Americans / LGBTQ NationRep. Lauren Boebert is OK with anti-LGBTQ job discrimination, but she draws the line at anti-unvaccinated job discrimination…www.lgbtqnation.com
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo