LGBTQ for February 15



BCE to The Suffragettes

02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery 

petitions at the age of 17.  In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her deepest relationships were with other women and she never married. She was said to be the “third person” in the marriage of Stanton, her longtime companion with whom she traveled for three decades giving speeches. Anthony’s feminism and quest for equal rights for women and blacks was the first plank in the platform women were building for social justice in America.In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Her first treatise on women’s suffrage noted, “ Universal manhood suffrage, by establishing an aristocracy or sex, imposes upon the women of this nation a more absolute and cruel despotism than monarchy; in that women finds a political master in her father, husband, brother, son. The aristocracies of the old world are based upon birth, wealth, refinement, education, nobility, brave deeds of chivalry; in this nation, on sex alone; exalting brute force above moral power, vice above virtue, ignorance above education, and the son above the mother who bore him.”

February 15, 1903

The first teddy bear in America was introduced by Russian immigrants Morris and Rose Michtom.

02-15-1907 — 01-01-1994   Cesar Romero – Born in New York City, New York. He was an American actor, singer, dancer, and vocal artist. He was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. In 1935, Romero played a leading role in The Devil is a Woman opposite Marlene Dietrich. In the 1960s classic TV show,

Batman Romero played the Joker. Romero never married and was described as a “confirmed bachelor.” He appeared frequently at Hollywood events escorting actresses, such as Joan Crawford, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, Jane Wyman, and Ginger Rogers. Many historians and biographers have speculated on Romero being closeted about his sexuality. According to stories he told author Boze Hadleigh for the 1996 book Hollywood Gays, he had a wide-ranging gay sex life. Because he was “out” to all his entertainment industry colleagues, it was also stated the Romero’s homosexuality was Hollywood’s worst kept secret. In 1946, Romero and Tyrone Power went on an 8-week vacation in Power’s private plane. They traveled to Mexico, Central, and South America. Romero died in 1994 from complications of a blood clot. 

02-15-1934 – 05-25-2005 Graham Kennedy – Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an Australian entertainer, radio, television, 

and film performer. Kennedy is the most awarded star of Australian television and was known as The King of Australian television. Kennedy was closeted, though it was an open secret within the Australian television community, the subject was not discussed openly until after his death. Rob Astbury, a former top Australian Sportscaster, published King and I: My Life with Graham Kennedy, recounting his 20 year relationship with Kennedy.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1952 – Bill T. Jones (born February 15, 1952) is an Americanartistic directorchoreographerand dancer. Jones has received numerous awards for his work including the 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work in Fela!Jones and his lover of 17 years, Arnie Zane (September 26, 1948 – March 30, 1988) danced and choreographed together. As an openly gay interracial couple they pushed the envelope and challenged their audiences’ preconceived notions about gender, race and sexuality. In 1982, they cofounded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. In 1986, Zane was diagnosed with AIDS, which claimed his life two years later. Watching his life partner die gave Jones a new sense of passion and urgency. Jones continues to dance and choreograph for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 He has been called “one of the most notable, recognized modern-dance choreographers and directors of our time.” In 1971, Jones met and fell in love with Arnie Zane. The couple had a personal and professional relationship that lasted until Zane’s death from AIDS in 1988. Since 1993, Jones has been with Bjorn Amelan. They are now legally married. ( Top Photo of Jones & Zane – Bottom Photo of Jones & Amelan)

1958

Elvis Presley’s five-song EP “Jailhouse Rock” hit #18 in the U.K.

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

1964

I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles was the #1 song for a third week.  Lesley Gore peaked at #2 with “You Don’t Own Me” while the new Beatles song “She Loves You” moved from 7 to 3. 

02-15-1968 Richard Blanco – Born in Madrid, Spain. His family were Cuban exiles that moved from Spain to Miami when he was an 

infant. He is an American poet, public speaker, author, and civil engineer. He is the fifth poet to read at a United States presidential inauguration. He read his poem, One Today, for Barack Obama’s second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. In the poem Queer Theory, According to My Grandmother, he described how his grandmother warned him as a young boy. “For God’s sake, never pee sitting down…/I’ve seen you” and “Don’t stare at The Six-Million Dollar Man./I’ve seen you” and “Never dance alone in your room.” He and his partner split their time between Bethel, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 15, 1970

After a Sly & the Family Stone concert ran hours late and resulted in more $1,000 damage at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall, the Daughters of the American Revolution imposed a ban against any further rock concerts at the venue.

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

1980 – William Friedkin’s Cruising opens nationwide and is blasted by critics (gay and straight) for its depiction of homosexuality, but also, as one critic puts it, “[its] narrative loopholes [and] unconvincing plot twists.”

1983 – Lesbian playwright Jane Chambers(27 March 1937 – February 15, 1983)(A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove) dies of a brain tumor at the age of 45. She was a “pioneer in writing theatrical works with openly lesbian characters”. Beth Allen was her lover, companion and manager.

02-15-1985 Natalie Morales – Born in Kendall, Florida. She is an American actress and 

starred in the ABC Family series The Middleman. Feature films she has appeared in include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance. Morales also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. On June 30, 2017, Morales came out on social media that she identified as queer. She plays the role as Rosie Casals in the film Battle of the Sexes that was released in September 22, 2017, starring Emma Stone as Billy Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.

1986

Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut was moving back up after 48 weeks of release.

Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and doubled at #1 on the pop chart

1989 – A Los Angeles jury awards Rock Hudson’s (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985)ex-lover, Marc Christian (born on June 23, 1953)$21.75 million in damages for the emotional distress he claims to have suffered upon learning that Hudson had AIDS. The award is later reduced to $5.5 million.

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

1993

“This is the crowning achievement of my career and they want to give it to me secretly. It’s like I’m in the kitchen doing all the cooking and the waiters get all the credit. I cried. . . .I’ve been waiting so long.” Little Richard’s reaction upon hearing he was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy but would have to accept it at a dinner the night before.

1995, Canada – premiers. The film is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein(born April 6, 1955) and Jeffrey Friedman (August 24, 1951). The film is based on Vito Russo‘s (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990)book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexualand transgendercharacters. The film was given a limited release in select theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.

1999 –Stephen Brady  (born 11 June 1959)and his partner Peter Stephens were the world’s first openly gay ambassadorial couple. Accompanied by Stephens, Brady presented his credentials as Australian Ambassador to Denmark, to Queen Margrethe II on February  15,1999.

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

2008 – Fifteen-year-old Lawrence King (January 13, 1993 – February 15, 2008)was shot on Feb. 12, 2008 and died two days later after a verbal exchange with 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in Oxnard, CA. King, an eighth-grader who identified as gay and occasionally wore makeup, high heels and other feminine attire to E. O. Green Junior High School, was shot in the head while in class at school. The story is captures in the documentary Valentine Road by director Marta Cunningham.

2009, Canada –  Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race American reality TV series. RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is widely considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen of all time. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.RuPaul has been with his Australian partner, Georges LeBar, since 1994, when they met at the Limelightnightclub in New York City. They married in January 2017. LeBar is a painter and runs a 50-acre ranch in Wyoming.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women

2013 – Robbie Rogers (born May 12, 1987)is a television producer and former American professional soccer player. On this day, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu  (19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998)in 1990. On May 26, 2013, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the LA Galaxy. Rogers began dating television writer producer Greg Berlanti  (born May 24, 1972)[in 2013, and on February 18, 2016, they welcomed their first son via surrogacy, They were married on December 2, 2017, in Malibu, California.

2019

Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo premieres.

2022

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/feb/15/story-of-trailblazing-gay-pop-song-kay-why

‘Nuns quivered at the naughty bits!’ The story of trailblazing gay pop song Kay, Why? | Pop and rock | The Guardian

Unknown to many, this hilarious slice of high camp 60s psychedelia is a sought-after cult classic, made when being gay was still taboo. Its secret creators speak for the very first timewww.theguardian.com

https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.68062/title.former-gucci-mane-artist-lil-wop-comes-out-as-bisexual

Former Gucci Mane Artist Lil Wop Comes Out As Bisexual

The rapper’s reveal was met with overwhelming support from fans in the comments.hiphopdx.com

queer movies have long been about reinforcing heteronormativity

http://www.thebeaverton.com

DEAR USA: Heterosexual women do not have equal rights.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/15/opinion/passing-equality-act-will-ensure-lgbtq-civil-rights/

Passing the Equality Act will ensure LGBTQ civil rights – The Boston Globe

This would not be a radical change, but it would be moral progress.www.bostonglobe.com

access to education and careers and secure housing

participation in society reduces suicide and increases the economy

https://thelogicalindian.com/lgbtq/aipc-lgbtq-community-33959

AIPC Forms Cell For LGBTQ Community; Aims At Skill Enhancement For Employment Opportunities

The AIPC has also organised webinars by Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist and Congress member from Karnataka, and with parents of queer people, where they spoke about their experience in…thelogicalindian.com

the problem of magical and delusional thinking….

the difference between a religion and a cult is supposedly the amount of time spent within that group

24/7 is a cult

the real difference between a cult and a religion, is that in the religion, the original cult members have died of naturalish causes

owing to suicide cults not leaving many followers

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/anti-lgbtq-pastor-claims-found-6-witches-infiltrating-church/

Anti-LGBTQ pastor claims he has found 6 witches infiltrating his church / LGBTQ Nation

“You better look in my eyeballs, ’cause we ain’t afraid of you, you stinkin’ witch…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.press-citizen.com/story/opinion/2022/02/15/opinion-only-federal-law-can-fully-protect-lgbtq-iowans/6707677001/

Opinion: Only federal law can fully protect LGBTQ Iowans

I’ve witnessed the continued struggles LGBTQ people confront — and I know that our state’s nondiscrimination protections are not enough to shield them.www.press-citizen.com

https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/budapest-restaurants-leave-a-table-for-lgbtq-couples-afraid-to-celebrate-in-public-9930

Budapest restaurants leave a table for LGBTQ couples afraid to celebrate in public | TheMayor.EU

35 Restaurants in Budapest leave a rainbow-coloured candle on an empty table, raising awareness for LGBTQ couples, who are too afraid to celebrate love in a public space. According to Hungarian advoca..www.themayor.eu

this is where personal bigotry gets systemic:

first books, then people

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-15/over-100-bills-limiting-lgbtq-and-race-talk-in-u-s-schools-have-been-introduced-this-year

Over 100 Bills Limiting LGBTQ and Race Talk in U.S. Schools Have Been Introduced This Year

Anti-LGBTQ+ activists are building on momentum from anti-critical race theorywww.bloomberg.com

those against are okay with suicide rates, it is outsourced genocide and it pointed to by those who oppress us as evidence that we are mentally ill

when it is really their being bothered by others that is mental illness

religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusion

and that includes name calling others all the way to violence

when a delusion is rejected and called out by others

https://news.wfsu.org/state-news/2022-02-15/lgbtq-authors-and-advocates-say-floridas-dont-say-gay-bill-could-hurt-teens

LGBTQ authors and advocates say a plan to curb school talk about sex and gender identity could hurt teens | WFSU News

The bill would prohibit discussions about gender identity or sexual orientation in primary grade levels.news.wfsu.org

“OUTinPerth revealed back in December that the Girl Guides of WA’s new CEO was exploring options for changing the organisation’s rules so that transgender girls would no longer be able to be part of the membership. “

So she was victimized for protecting girls and being for women

funny how heterosexual maledom is one gender and everyone else under woman, when there are supposed to be more than two….

Former Guides CEO Karyn Lisignoli says she’s a victim of “cancel culture” | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture

Karyn Lisignoli, who spent less than a fortnight as the CEO of Girl Guides WA before being fired, says she’s a victim of “cancel culture”. www.outinperth.com

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/sonal-chauhan-calls-for-better-lgbt-representation-in-bollywood-101644914681323.html

Sonal Chauhan calls for better LGBT representation in Bollywood | Bollywood – Hindustan Times

The conversations around the evolving portrayal of the queer community in Bollywood have increased manifold in the recent past | Bollywoodwww.hindustantimes.com

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jurgen-klopp-lgbt-liverpool-awards-26234744

Jurgen Klopp nominated in 2022 British LGBT Awards alongside Lady Gaga and Olly Alexander – Mirror Online

The Liverpool manager has been recognised for his efforts while the club as a whole have also been nominated for an award thanks to their recent ‘Red Together’ campaignwww.mirror.co.uk

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/a39074806/lgbt-history-month/

LGBT History Month – historic LGBTQIA+ icons to know

Every February the UK celebrates LGBT+ History Month this is everything you need to know including why LGBT History Month is celebratedwww.cosmopolitan.com

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/02/15/lgbt-rights-under-renewed-pressure-hungary

LGBT Rights Under Renewed Pressure in Hungary | Human Rights Watch

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and the groups who work to protect them are under fresh pressure in Hungary.www.hrw.org

cited sources

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link events link

February 15 – A Brief History of the LGBT+ Experience: Pt 2

https://kimon.hosting.nyu.edu › sites › syllabus-2017

Feb 15, 2017 — Ghaziani, Amin. “The Reinvention of Heterosexuality.” The Gay and Lesbian Review, v. 17, n. 3, May-June 2010: 27-29. Halperin, David M.

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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.

LGBTQ2 for September 12


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1857, UK – The word gay, which appears in a pictured cartoon in Punch magazine, is used to refer to prostitution. It arrived in English during the 12th century from Old French gai, most likely deriving ultimately from a Germanicsource. In English, the word’s primary meaning was “joyful”, “carefree”, “bright” and “showy”, and the word was very commonly used with this meaning in speech and literature. For example, the optimistic 1890s are still often referred to as the Gay Nineties. The title of the 1938 French ballet Gaîté Parisienne (“Parisian Gaiety”), which became the 1941 Warner Brothers movie, The Gay Parisian,also illustrates this connotation. It was apparently not until the 20th century that the word was used to mean specifically “homosexual,” although it had earlier acquired sexual connotations.The word may have started to acquire associations of immorality as early as the 14th century, but had certainly acquired them by the 17th. By the late 17th century it had acquired the specific meaning of “addicted to pleasures and dissipations”,an extension of its primary meaning of “carefree” implying “uninhibited by moral constraints”. A gay woman was a prostitute, a gay man a womanizer, and a gay house a brothel.The use of gay to mean “homosexual” was often an extension of its application to prostitution: a gay boy was a young man or boy serving male clients.Similarly, a gay cat was a young male apprenticed to an older hobo, commonly exchanging sex and other services for protection and tutelage.The application to homosexuality was also an extension of the word’s sexualized connotation of “carefree and uninhibited”, which implied a willingness to disregard conventional or respectable sexual mores. Such usage, documented as early as the 1920s, was likely present before the 20th century,although it was initially more commonly used to imply heterosexually unconstrained lifestyles, as in the once-common phrase “gay Lothario.” A passage from Gertrude Stein‘s Miss Furr & Miss Skeene (1922) is possibly the first traceable published use of the word to refer to a homosexual relationship. Bringing Up Baby (1938) was the first film to use the word gay in apparent reference to homosexuality. By the mid-20th century, gay was well established in reference to hedonistic and uninhibited lifestylesand its antonym straight, which had long had connotations of seriousness, respectability, and conventionality, had now acquired specific connotations of heterosexuality.In the case of gay, other connotations of frivolousness and showiness in dress (“gay apparel”) led to association with camp and effeminacy. This association no doubt helped the gradual narrowing in scope of the term towards its current dominant meaning, which was at first confined to subcultures. Gay was the preferred term since other terms, such as queer, were felt to be derogatory. Homosexual is perceived as excessively clinical, since the sexual orientation now commonly referred to as “homosexuality” was at that time a mental illness diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The sixties marked the transition in the predominant meaning of the word gayfrom that of “carefree” to the current “homosexual”.

1889 – Film star Maurice Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) is born in Paris. He was a French actorcabaret singer and entertainer. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. He was in a long-term relationship with his valet, Felix Paquet.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1946 – Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946 in Selma, Alabama) is anAmericaneducator, activist and essayist. She is a professor of Writing and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, where she was invited to help develop the university’s first Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Study Program. In 1977, Pratt helped found WomonWrites, a Southeastern lesbian writers conference. Pratt lives in Syracuse, New York. She is the widow of author and activist Leslie Feinberg, who died in November 2014. Feinberg and Pratt married in New York and Massachusetts in 2011.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

1964 – Chip Kidd (born September 12, 1964) is born. He is an author, editor, and graphic designer, and is s best known for the iconic covers of the novels Jurassic Park and Batman: Black and White

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 –

“Lola,” the Kinks song about transvestism, enters the Billboard Top 40 where it stays for 12 weeks.

Anne Murray made it three weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Joan Baez performed, along with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

1979

Gary Numan had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Cars”.  He was followed by Cliff Richard and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the Crusaders with “Street Life”, ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” and Dollar with “Love’s Gotta’ Hold On Me”.

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

1980

In Kansas City, Queen performed at Kemper Arena.

1987

Reacting to the departure of Johnny Marr earlier in the month, Morrissey left the Smiths to pursue a solo career.

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

1992 – American actor Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992), known for his role as Norman Bates in the Psycho movies, dies from AIDS-related complications. He had exclusively same-sex relationships until his late 30s, including with actors Rock Hudson(November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) and Tab Hunter(July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018); artist Christopher Makos((born 1948); dancer Rudolf Nureyev(17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993); composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim(March 22, 1930); and dancer-choreographer Grover Dale(born July 22, 1935). Perkins has been described as one of the two great men in the life of French songwriter Patrick Loiseau(June 8, 1949).

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

2003

Olivia Newton-John joined Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House and Daniel Johns of Silverchair in a PETA protest against the ritual torture of elephants in Thailand.

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”

2004

The Pet Shop Boys performed a soundtrack composed for the Russian movie Battleship Potemkin in Trafalgar Square in London.

2017 – Edie Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) dies. She was an LGBT rightsactivist and a former technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States. Windsor met Thea Spyer, a psychologist, in 1963 at Portofino, a restaurant in Greenwich Village. In 1967, Spyer asked Windsor to marry, although it was not yet legal anywhere in the United States. In 1977, Spyer was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis. The disease caused a gradual, but ever-increasing paralysis. Windsor used her early retirement to become a full-time caregiver for Spyer. Windsor and Spyer entered a domestic partnership in New York City in 1993. Registering on the first available day, they were issued certificate number eighty. Spyer suffered a heart attack in 2002 and was diagnosed with aortic stenosis. In 2007, her doctors told her she had less than a year to live. New York had not yet legalized same-sex marriage, so the couple married in TorontoCanada on May 22, 2007, with Canada’s first openly gay judge, Justice Harvey Brownstonepresiding. An announcement of their wedding was published in the New York Times. Spyer died from complications related to her heart condition on February 5, 2009. On September 26, 2016, Windsor married Judith Kasen at New York City Hall. At the time of the wedding, Windsor was age 87 and Kasen was age 51. Her courage granted same-sex married couples federal recognition of our marriages and removed remaining state barriers to marriage equality. Edie led her fight with dignity and grace and those of us who are beneficiaries of her fight are forever touched by her and left with a little hole in our hearts. United States v. Windsor570 U.S. ___ (2013) (Docket No. 12-307), is a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court held that restricting U.S. federal interpretation of “marriage” and “spouse” to apply only to opposite-sex unions, by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is unconstitutional under the Due Process Clauseof the Fifth Amendment. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.”

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/massimadi-en-rue-festival-1.6173004Outdoor edition of Afro-queer film festival brings live performances, screenings to Little Burgundy | CBC NewsNormally a winter festival that takes place during Black History Month, Massimadi Montréal is taking to the streets this weekend and next to bring live performances and film screenings to Little Burgundy.www.cbc.ca

https://www.wweek.com/culture/2021/09/12/from-the-archive-red-white-and-queer/From the Archives: Red, White and Queerwww.wweek.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/12/dominic-clarke-gay-olympics-trampoline-gymnastics/Gay Olympic hero shares ‘isolating, embarrassing’ story to inspire queer kidsGay Olympic gymnast Dominic Clarke has opened up about his struggle to come out as an athlete: “It was isolating and embarrassing.”www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/bisexual-adults-twice-as-likely-as-heterosexual-population-to-develop-asthma-study/810886Bisexual adults twice as likely as heterosexual population to develop asthma: Study | Health Tips and Newswww.timesnownews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/saint-911-hero-flight-93-lived-different-lives-share-legacy-death-rcna1979‘Saint of 9/11’ and ‘Hero of Flight 93’: They lived very different lives but share a legacy in deathTwo gay men, Mark Bingham and the Rev. Mychal Judge, are remembered as heroes for their acts on Sept. 11, 2001.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9981381/Villagers-campaigning-against-gay-sex-parties-accused-hate-crimes-against-transgender-owner.htmlVillagers campaigning against gay sex parties accused of ‘hate crimes’ against transgender owner | Daily Mail OnlineThe men-only gatherings have been held twice a month for nearly three years at the former Old Hall Inn in Sea Palling, Norfolk.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/11/sandi-toksvig-lesbian-laser-qi/Sandi Toksvig collapses into laughter over hilarious ‘lesbians’ QI mix-upLGBT+ icon Sandi Toksvig tried valiantly to hold laughter over a contestant hilariously mishearing the words lesbian and laser beams on QI.www.pinknews.co.uk

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2021/09/12/opinion-pass-equality-act-give-lgbtq-ohioans-future-they-deserve/5759600001/Opinion: Pass Equality Act, give LGBTQ Ohioans the future they deserveThe Equality Act would modernize and improve our nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people.www.cincinnati.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/twitch-suing-users-hate-raids-black-lgbtq-streamersTwitch Sues Over “Hate Raids” Harassment Of POC, LGBTQ StreamersThe lawsuit alleges that the users bombarded streamers with a torrent of racist, sexist, anti-gay content, and kept creating new accounts to avoid being banned.www.buzzfeednews.com

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/columnists/story/2021-09-12/inclusive-policies-support-services-can-help-close-economic-gaps-for-lgbtq-adultsInclusive policies, support services can help close economic gaps for LGBTQ adults – The San Diego Union-TribuneThe gap in economic inequality appears to be widening for LGBTQ adults during the pandemic; scholars and advocacy experts weigh in on whywww.sandiegouniontribune.com

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