July 25 for LGBTQ2

1942

Irving Berlin‘s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC

1969

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Barbra Streisand opened the new International Hotel in Vegas, and she experienced all the technical difficulties of a brand new venue.

July 25, 1975

A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. “A Chorus Line” opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York after a two-month run at a small theatre in the New York Shakespeare Festival complex in the East Village. It became Broadway’s longest-running show, finally closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. More than 6.5 million people paid $150 million to see the show during its Broadway run. Productions of “A Chorus Line” were also mounted in more than 20 countries.

1976

 the duo of Elton John & Kiki Dee moved from 23 to 8 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”,

1979

Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.

1982

the Human League remained in the Top 10 after 22 weeks with “Don’t You Want Me”

“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 performances

1983

Spandau Ballet released the single “True”.

“Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

1984

“Careless Whisper” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 died in Los Angeles of heart and liver complications. She had a No.1 R&B hit in 1953 with ‘Hound Dog’ (later covered by Elvis Presley). She also wrote and recorded ‘Ball ‘n’ Chain,’ which Janis Joplin recorded.

1985

Eurythmics enjoyed their only UK number one single with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”. The song, that featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder, would top out at #22 in the US.

Madonna released the single “Dress You Up”.

1987

Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

 Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.

1988

UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States.

1989

the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, which is named after a store in Brooklyn.

1992

“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.

1995

Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.

2013

Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.

2019

2019

Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video reached one billion views on YouTube, a new record for one of the band’s videos. The milestone made it the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on the platform. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was also named as the most Googled song of 2018.

2020

Queerbaiting:

Taylor Swift’s ‘Betty’ Lyrics Meaning – Blake Lively Baby Name, Bisexuality TheoriesOf all of Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ songs, fans have the most theories about “betty,” including it could be Swift hinting she’s bisexual, her revealing Blake Lively’s new baby name, etc.

2021

girls do not get to self identify into maledom and avoid violence against women, and men do not get to self identify out of the oppressor gender and into the vulnerable women increase risk

while gay men continue to be victims

but more importantly that the heterosexual male demographic is not named as the problem for all others

meanwhile. lesbians are excepted to accept rape culture under threat of being name called for being lesbians in the commonly understood meaning of the word describing lived life experience

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/parents-of-transgender-children-joy-wellness-trnd/index.htmlFour parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile – CNNThese parents’ lives revolve around advocating for their transgender children in a year when more than 30 states have introduced legislation that targets trans young people. This is what they want people to know about their children and their family’s lives.www.cnn.com

other sports did not change with players came out.. social change is lagging far behind legislation from women having abortion rights to LGBTQ2 existing.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2021/07/25/hockey-player-coming-out-as-gay-must-lead-to-meaningful-change-in-game-advocates.htmlHockey player coming out as gay must lead to meaningful change in game: advocates | The StarEDMONTON – Advocates say a young hockey player’s decision to come out as gay this past week, just as he is on the cusp of a possible National Hockey L…www.thestar.com

were being LGBTQ2 remains a crime often punishable by death

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/23/ghana-anti-gay-bill-proposing-10-year-prison-sentences-sparks-outrageGhana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage | Global development | The GuardianBill could mean 10 years in prison for LGBTQ+ people and those who support their rightswww.theguardian.com

ward of batman, indeed
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-comics-to-reveal-that-tim-drake-robin-is-bisexual/DC Comics To Reveal That Tim Drake, Robin, Is Bisexual?In last month’s Batman: Urban Legends #4, Tim Drake – Robin – was featured in the strip “The Sum Of Its Parts” by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belen Ortega, andbleedingcool.com

not surprised

https://www.thesun.co.uk/dear-deidre/15681441/my-best-friend-says-she-lesbian/My best friend says she is a lesbian and now I am feeling attracted to herDEAR DEIDRE: RECENTLY my best friend told me she is gay. We’ve always been close and now I can’t stop thinking about her. The urge to be with her for real is so strong. But I’m married with two tee…www.thesun.co.uk

queer for april 21

queer for april 21

1970

Elton John’s newly-created trio, with Dee Murray on bass and drummer Niggel Olsson, made their live performance debut when they opened for Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Roundhouse in London. Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, and Heavy Jelly were also on the bill.

April 21, 1973

LP charts: The previous #1, Lady Sings the Blues by Diana Ross from the Soundtrack to the movie of the same name, fell to #2. Elton John slipped to #8 after a long run in the upper part of the list with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player,

April 21, 1976
Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of the promotional campaign for The Rolling Stones’new album Black and Blue. The album was being promoted with a controversial advertising campaign that depicted the model Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I’m Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones – and I love it!’

1977
“Annie” opened on Broadway.

1979
song chart: Gloria Gaynor held at #2 with her former #1 “I Will Survive”. Suzi Quatro teamed with Chris Norman for the #7 song “Stumblin’ In”,

lp chart: Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor fell to #10.

1984

song charts: “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club at #5, Rockwell was at 7 with “Somebody’s Watching Me and the Eurythmics had #9 with “Here Comes The Rain Again”

1990
Sinead O’Connor was at song#1 “Nothing Compares To You” reached #1 for Sinead O’Connor; it was also #1 in 18 other countries. and LP #2 with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

2003
Singer (I Loves You Porgy)/songwriter/pianist/arranger/civil rights activist Nina Simone died of breast cancer at age 70.

2010

Elton John made an appearance on American Idol‘s Idol Gives Back, where he seemed to struggle vocally to get through his 1970 composition “Your Song”. Also appearing were Jeff Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood.

2016
After a Saturday Night Live skit parodied his latest film, God’s Not Dead 2, Pat Boone asserted that SNL is hostile towards Christians.

Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio show, Boone said “I’d like to ask Lorne Michaels: If somebody did a funny sketch and portrayed his mother as a diseased whore, would he find that funny, or would there be some limit to what he and the show can ridicule?”

nina notes: religion is not entitled to be mock free, blasphemy is duty where not punishable by death. and mocking an idea is not the same as insulting anyone’s mother, while religion is an insult to women and LGBTQ2.

2021

Lil Naz X and Satan shoes

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-controversy-around-lil-nas-x-s-satan-shoes-to-lgbt-stars-earning-glaad-awards-this-week-in-lgbt-entertainment.htmlFrom Controversy Around Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ to LGBT Stars Earning GLAAD Awards, This Week in LGBT Entertainment | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

queer (and allies) for april 7

1967
Sonny & Cher‘s movie “Good Times” debuted in Chicago, IL.

1979
#1 “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor,

1984
#2 “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

#4 “Here Comes The Rain Again” by the Eurythmics

1985

Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played at the workers gymnasium in Beijing. Several solo performers had played China before.

Prince ended his 32-city tour in Miami, FL, and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for “an indeterminate number of years.” He later returned to live performing.

1990
Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind” for Ryan White, a boy with AIDS who died a day later.

1998

George Michael was arrested at The Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a sex act in a public toilet. He was arrested by undercover Beverly Hills police officer Marcelo Rodriguez. Michael later said; “I was followed into the restroom and this cop – well, I didn’t know he was a cop at the time obviously started playing this game. I think it’s called – I’ll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours, I’m gonna nick you!” The singer was later fined $810 (£500) after being convicted of a “lewd act.”

1999

Shania Twain became the first female to sell 10 million copies of back-to-back albums (The Woman in Me and Come On Over). (Note: some websites state that this occurred on April 11. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified Come On Over at 10 million on April 7.)

2002
Celine Dion had a huge #1 album with A New Day Has Come .

2008

Olivia Newton-John began a 21-day, 141-mile walk along the entire length of the Great Wall of China to raise funds for breast cancer research.

2010

Singer Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital after suffering a respiratory infection. She called media reports that she was using drugs again “ridiculous.”

2016
The final episode of the final season of “American Idol” was aired. the show would have had many lgbtq2 contestants with Adam Lampert being the most famous.

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